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Title: Abaconian
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Publisher: Bradley Albury
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 06-15-2012
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June 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 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 RequestedVOLUME 20 NUMBER 12 JUNE 15th, 2012 Eleven perish in boating tragedy By Timothy Roberts Eleven people, including two chil dren, perished when a boat heading to Florida developed engine trouble and sank in the area of Hawksbill Cays (just north of Fox Town) sometime close to 9pm on Sunday, June 10. Local police and rescue agencies were not alerted about the sinking until late in the afternoon on Monday as no one had reported it until a young man (a survivor that swam to shore) walked into the police station in Marsh Harbour around 3pm that day. It was reported by the survivor a nineteen year-old male that possibly as many as six other people swam to shore but they quickly disappeared into the night. According to Noel Curry, Abacos ed to help a young lady swim to shore but she was swept away by a wave. He then focused on getting himself to safety. He told police he swam from 9 pm Sunday evening until 3 am Monday morning. Mr. Curry said the police have since detained eight persons (including the survivor) who are assisting with the investiga Please see Tragedy Page 2 By Timothy Roberts Bringing the spotlight to Abaco, and more particularly, Green Turtle Cay, renowned angling authority George PoveroWorld of Saltwater Fishing, which airs on NBC Sports on Saturday mornings. The avid angler who also serves as Editor-At-Large for Salt Water Sportsman Magazine, one of Americas oldest and largest publications on the sport of I love The Bahamas; the variety of boater and I love running my boat over Since coming to The Bahamas in 1979 with his father he has fallen in love Green Turtle Club hosts Above: George Poveromo holds a dolphin caught just north of Green Turtle Cay during glass panels in lantern roomThanks to the efforts of Abacos Port Department, the Bahamas Lighthouse Preservation Please see Fishing Page 14

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2012 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com tion. They are currently searching for the captain of the 25-foot vessel called Cosy Time (previously incorrectly reported as Glory Time) who will face charges relating to the deaths of the passengers. It is believed that the captain was smuggling about 28 Haitian migrants, infourteen men, into the United States. The boat left the area of Farm Hill near Treasure Cay around 5pm on June 10. Search and rescue efforts were suspended on June 12 with the remaining 12 passengers presumed dead. According to Bahamas Police Assis tant Superintendent Loretta Mackey, the Royal Bahamas Defense Force along with assistance from the US Coast Guard who dispatched helicopters from bases in Andros and Miami were involved in the efforts. Mr. Curry said eleven bodies were the ages of 8-10 years-old and six young women between the ages of 18-24 yearsold. Authorities are still working to iden tify the bodies and to determine their le gal status. The bodies were brought in to Marsh Harbour just after 9 pm and were sent to Nassau just after 12am on June 12 The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell called the incident a terrible tragedy, adding that the government continues to warn individuals about taking such dangerous risks. Loss of life is always tragic. We keep saying to people that you shouldnt be engaged in any kind of activity that is dangerous like this. It is a terrible tragedy, he said. Mr. Curry urged people who are planning such trips to realize that lives have been lost and we dont want any more lives to be lost due to them taking unnecessary risks with theirs and others lives. He advised anyone who knows of such a trip being planned to inform the police so that they can prevent any further loss and grief happening. Tragedy From Page 1 3rd annual Central to be heldFriends of the Environment is once again holding their annual derby to catch ulating the Bahamian waters. Last year caught in the all-day event, and they are hoping to have yet another successful year. The Captains Meeting and Late Registration will be held on June 22 from 5-7 p.m., and on June 23 from sunrise to 4:00 p.m. the derby will be held. Once the derby has been completed will be held at 6:30 pm. First place winner will receive $1,500, second place $1,000, and third place $500. Additional prizes will be distributed for largest and smallest for 4th place and below. For registration forms please contact 367-2721 or info@friendsoftheenviron ment.com Through a partnership with Terry and Derrick Benjamin of New Vision Ministries, Garnell Stuart-Limperes, founder of Island Waves: Patti Limperes Creative Community Cultural Centre and C4 Studio, organized a cleanup campaign on a two-mile stretch of the S.C. Bootle Highway on June 9. About 11 people assisted, so they were split into three teams to cover the route. After three hours of picking up an assortment of litter between Bustick Bight and an area known as Stink Pond, 36 garbage bags were collected. Stuart-Limperes said that the cleanup campaign originated with the New Vision, and that Island Waves wanted to network and partner with organizations that are already doing positive things in the com munity. She said that they had a small, intimate group out for the cleanup campaign, Island Waves organizes The Abaconians for any business or organization. If you organize free ads. Please see Trash Page 5

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June 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 and the exercise allowed them to get to know each other better. Most importantly, volunteers were amount of trash that had accumulated on the verges that border the highway. We really need to have more of an awareness of whats going on in the com munity. If everyone got involved and did one cleanup project a year, I think that would make a big difference, said StuartLimperes. Stuart-Limperes said that the goal is to have more organizations and groups involved with leaders encouraging their members to participate. Additionally, she said that if ten groups from South, Cen tral and North Abaco come together, they could basically cover and clean up the whole stretch of the island. Like Stuart-Limperes, Ms. Benjamin said she is willing to partner with anyone who wants to help, and that sometimes she does clean ups on her own. Instead of just cleaning up all of the mess, we also need to come up with a solu tion, she reasoned. Its not just clean ing up the mess behind people. If you see someone throwing trash out the window tell him or her to pick it up. Dont laugh with them when they think its funny because theres nothing funny about it.Trash From Page 5 Pilot Club hosts fundraiser to attend The Pilot Club of Abaco has been referred to as community-minded and, according to President Elect Augustine Wil liams, they are more focused that ever on making a lasting impact on the communi ties on Abaco. Twice monthly they host a yard sale in the area of the Mudd and Peas in front of the old Ministry of Education Building. They held a souse-out on May 26 at the residence of the president elect. On sale and pig feet served with Johnnycake. Besides raising funds to send the president to the Pilot International Conven tion in Las Vegas this summer during July 17-22, they also provide funds towards the has been the main cause for which Pilot Abaco club will attend the convention as well. Mr. Williams stated that at the convention, they would receive training, get an update on brain-related diseases, and learn regulations and procedures of Pilot International. He added that even though they focus on brained-related diseases, the club is based on friendship and service. Mr. Williams further stated that he and six delegates just returned from District Convention in Freeport, which was held over the weekend of May 19 and 20. Those delegates were Paul Pinder President, Augustine Williams, Luzena Dumercy, Barbara Williams, Claudia Pinder and Christina Lightbourne. At this convention they discussed district business, elected new board members and installed a new governor. Friends of the Environment are set ting out to help the environment by rais ing awareness of the litter problem and help reduce it here in Abaco. The main area they are planning to tackle is along Ernest Dean Highway, primarily from Marsh Harbor to Snake Cay. They are inviting as many people in the community to come out and help clean up, and they plan to cooperate with com mercial truck drivers and owners of local dumps to make this clean up even more effective. Friends of the Environment also provides data forms for those who choose to do clean ups in their own area, on their own time. Along with constant clean ups and local presentations, Friends of the EnvironMarine Explorers where they help high school students who are interested in the formed of their surroundings. They have about 8 students who attend, and they are organized into different groups to match their potential studies. Pilot Club holds installation and Six new members joined the Rain bow Pilot Club of Abaco and four new and project coordinators on June 9. Past Governor of the Pilot Club of Nassau Deshann Clare-Paul stated that this Abaco Club is the only one that has men and has had a man as president and will install another male president today. Each of them was pinned by their sponsor then they recited the Pilot Pledge. The new members initiated that night were: Linda Strachan, Margo Dean, Stacy Dean, and Nerlyne Dieujuste. Outgoing President Paul Pinder thanked the Pilot members for working with him this past year. It was a challeng ing yet exciting one and for their support, he will present them with small tokens at their next meeting. Charlamae Fernander was presented Please see Pilot Page 6

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2012 new members and Pinder stated that now which they have received at conferences over the years for net growth. The club was commended by Antoinette Carroll, Past Governor of Lucaya for being consis tent in their growth and progressive in their projects.Pilot From Page 5 51 cited; 8 arrested A police road block called Operation Clean Sweep took place on June 4 in the downtown area of Marsh Harbour as well as Dundas Town and Murphy Town. lice Station and its detective unit including a successful operation, joined him. There We were in full force, we hit the streets, and we just want to remind the few persons who are not law abiding that the do it, Murphy said. Murphy explained that three check points were set up along Don Mackay Boulevard along with several hot spots where searches were conducted. At the end of the four-hour operation, drug-related offenses. Among that number, eight people were arrested for drug offenses involving the possession of marijua na and cocaine, two persons for loitering, one for disorderly behaviour and a warrant of arrest was issued for one other person. Our concern is a number of persons who are selling dangerous drugs in the community and creating a nuisance by being loud and going about the community smoking marijuana as though its legal, he said. We want to remind persons in Abaco especially the younger persons that marijuana and cocaine possession is still illegal in The Bahamas, and we will not allow them to just haphazardly smoke at will. for RENEW The Abaco Community Relations Department of the Royal Bahamas Police ENEW program on May 21. The program will be installed at Abaco Central High School, which was selected as the pilot school for the program. Quotes for materials and mentorship forms were some of the items to be dis cussed, along with a date to view the proposed classroom that would be used for the launch of RENEW. According to W/Sgt 2483 Jocelyn Bahamas Police Force, they also talked about mentor training and CPR training for mentors. Whitney Bain of Whitsun Leadership Group and Vernelle Swain of Wellspring Leadership and Development Center, agreed that a summer camp would be benduring the school break. Both Bain and Swain will offer separate programs during the summer. For Bains L.I.F.E. program, theres a registration fee of $20 and a cost of $12 per month that includes a CD. His program will take place every Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the Latterrain Church in Dundas Town. As for Swain, she sought to offer her summer program to displaced females who may have issues at home or within them selves. Her program will be hosted for a three-weekend period with three different groups, and target girls between the ages weekends in August, and is free to the public with the assistance of funding from the Jawette Evans from the Social Services Department also updated the group on their departments program, which is being offered to sexually traumatized females. It is a six-week program, which informs females of the dangers of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and how to protect themselves. The program begins on July 5, and is offered on Thursdays only from 3-5 pm for girls ages 10-15 at the SoThe next RENEW meeting is tenta tively scheduled for July 2 at 11 a.m. at the Christian Counselling Centre. NIB propertiesBy Timothy Roberts During a trip to Abaco on June 4 Minister of Labour and National Insurance, Shane Gibson toured the sites of two National Insurance Board (NIB) projects and met with staff as he assessed the state of affairs on Abaco. Mr. Gibson indicated that his primary concern with the hospital focused on the property and questions on why it is that the minister at the time sold seven acres of Crown Land to two individu als normally housing land is sold in lots not in acre age and why seven acres of the same land was then granted to NIB for the mini-hospital. We will look into that and see exactly what happened and why the Please see Gibson Page 7 We are about the of the hospital

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June 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 For Reservations: Bahamas 242.365.8500 USA/Canada 800.284.0382 www.BahamaBeachClub.com Spacious 2, 3, 4 & 5 bedroom rentals Voted: Best Beach in the Caribbean Two resort restaurants oceanfront dining Two fresh water pools and Jacuzzis Nearby 18 hole Golf course and 150 slip marina Free WiFi & long distance calls to the USA & Canada real luxury. real bahamas.A BEACHFRONT VILLA... FOR THE PRICE OF A HOTEL ROOM! Minister sold seven acres of housing land to two individuals, he said. He said they also found it interesting that there were some 300 persons hired on the government work program and we ment spent $48 million on the government program when the budget was for $25 mil lion. He also revealed that due to extra work done on the site of the government Gibson From Page 6 complex because of the many caves and holes there, the cost overruns were over $2 million. He said We are excited about the construction of the hospital; we had it on the drawing board the last time we were in but we didnt get to start it, but we will complete it. The government complex should have been occupied a long time ago, he furnishings are in. I understand they are waiting on the parking lot paving to be completed. He said they also looked at the spaces and may need to reassess who will occupy the building because the building was designed with certain depart ments in mind who would occupy it. Some of spaces cant be changed but there are areas where we may feel it could be better utilized and we will make those changes, he said. He said he found some of the design of the government complex interesting as it will require subsidized maintenance, whereas government buildings are usually designed to be low maintenance. dark oak furnishings and some eight foot doors and features you would normally see more in the private sector but not in the government sector. He spoken to the staff many of whom are looking forward to occupying the new building which he hopes will be ready by the beginning of July if all goes well. government spent $48 million... $25 million. details have been provided yet on a long provide partial relief in Marsh Harbour

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2012 From the Editor's Desk // Finding Opportunity 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/VISAAn ugly thing happened. I want to extend my condolences to everyone who was affected by that tragedy on the water. In a way I suppose we all are affected. For something so terrible to happen so close to our shores is a stark contrast to how we perceive our everyday life here in The Bahamas. There is still quite a bit of rumor, hearsay and false information circulating. But this paper has presented the most complete set of facts we could credibly procure at this time. In the coming weeks and months hopefully a clearer picture will emerge. And during my tenure as editor of this newspaper I hope I never have to cover anything so tragic. I hope I see more of the beauty. The new terminal opening in a few months is one beautiful event I am incredibly excited for. All of Abaco is excited for it. Its not just the glimmering jewel of having something new and shiny which it is, Ive been inside and that terminal will be gorgeous but its the promise. It is the promise of bringing more to Abaco and our children. It is opportunity. But we cant forget that the promise of opportunity can be counter to our best interest. It could make us lazy and forget that real opportunity starts closer to home. It starts with us seizing what we know and what we have and making the best of it. It starts with us making our own example of what we think Abaco should be. Others will notice. The one set of people in particular I hope begin noticing their potential to make opportunity are having a very special month. All our high school graduates are making that walk down the aisle: ceremoniously wedding their future, for better or for worse. I hope they realize that though a great many things are out of their control they still have the responsithey have the right to create and pursue opportunity. They do not need to wait for the next big thing or for the runway to start landing jumbo jets. smaller. But even though they might start some day. And I completely believe that about Abacos youth. But they need role models. They need co-pilots. They need to see us make things happen. If they watch us waiting for the government to do everything they will chart the same So I offer my congratulations a bright future to make. I also offer congratulations to the parents, guardians and mentors of our newest set of business leaders, nurses, doctors, lawyers, educators, politicians and members of our community. It is an exciting time. And it is beautiful. Events a reader. Please send

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June 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 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 Letters to the Editor Dear Editor, Thank you for giving me the opportunity and space in your newspaper to voice my concerns. I was quite bothered recently when I saw grass being laid at two government know who has the contracts of either land scaping job; however, I saw some stark contrasts, and seeing as its our money being spent to do these projects I feel well within my rights to comment. I noticed at the Government Complex the grass being laid around the outside of the structure is pleasantly green. I have found out that the grass used here is locally grown. I, as a tax paying Bahamian, approve of this, especially knowing that a pallet of locally grown grass is similar in cost to imported grass. At the airport; however, I was upset with what I saw. I saw a crew of men lay ing brown grass. The grass looks horrible. I realize with the rain and given some time it will likely regain its green luster but it looks awful. Add to this the fact that this is the same grass that sat a few days at the port which means it was imported and I have to voice my disappointment. Not only do we have a capable grass company here, but there are risks involved in importing grass which includes the probable importation of invasive creatures (bugs, spiders and even snakes). The condition of the imported grass will eventually improve. But, as a tax payer, and as someone who is concerned that especially in these tough economic times my money is spent responsibly, I would rather see my money spent locally on locally grown products. to include clauses in contract that require the use of local labour and products in the execution of contracts. Dear Editor, I would like to say a big thank you to all the ferry drivers who come into and out of Hope Town Harbour. For the past 5 months we have been running junior sailing classes every Saturday and the kids have been learning how to sail into and out of the harbour. Every time a ferry comes by, they slow down to wait until the kids are completely clear. They often give friendly waves and encouragement and off course I think the tourists on the ferry enjoy seeing the kids too (unless they are late Its great to see our current captains being so considerate of our future ones, Thank you, Matthew McCoy Head InstructorWarning shotsDear Editor, We have often recommended to our friends and relatives that they visit Abaco for a wonderful vacation. In early June one of our friends was doing just that. At 10:19 am on the 8th day of June, 2012 our friends were in a rental boat headed out of the Treasure Cay marina for a snorkeling trip off Guana. There were two men and two women onboard and they were in a group of 4 to 6 other boats running in that same general direction. They saw the Bahamas Defence Force craft headed their way with its blue lights sort of emergency run to Treasure Cay and didnt give it another thought. When the warning shot landed 20 yards off to the side of their boat they were shocked and amazed to learn they were the ones being pursued. Our friends were separated, interrogated and chastised by the Defence Force personnel. The boat was searched and they were informed that they should be travel ing with their customs documentation, boat rental agreement and their passports (to go snorkeling). They did not have any spears or dangerous contraband on board so they were allowed to continue on. It can be argued that they should have heard the BDFs siren and P.A. announce ment but the noise of their 2 cycle outboard and their own conversation prevented that. It can be argued they should have paid more attention to a law enforcement boat but since they were doing absolutely nothing wrong, it didnt occur to them that it could be coming for them. I think it could also be argued that this was totally reckless and unprovoked behavior on the part of the BDF. While Im all in favor of hitting druggies and poachers with the full impact of the law, it seems logical to see at least some hint of hope someone is able to rein these guys in before they run off anymore of our friends.Professional helpDear Editor, We have been in the Abacos for a month, enjoying the gorgeous beaches and quaint towns. Unfortunately, we had a refrigeration problem that required professional help. We pulled into Harbour View Marina, one of our favorite places in Marsh Harbour because of the amenities and the wonderful people. The owners, Bob and Phyllis and Troy, and the staff, Marcel and Ron, are so helpful and friendly that you feel like a member of their family. Troy was able to recommend a friend, Sean Nixon, to help us and he came immediately to the boat. We had to order a new refrigerator, and the U.S. on a charter. weekend to get us working. We were so pleased with the response time, the excel lent installation, and the fair labor charges. The Abacos are a truly friendly place, and we couldn't have had better service if we'd been in a marina in the States. Thank Jay and Nancy Watlington s/v Serendipity

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2012 STANDARD HARDWARELumber & Plumbing Supplies email: standardhardware@netbusiness.comMake Fathers Day Special!Happy Fathers Day! By Timothy Roberts Thanks to a concerted effort between the Port Department on Abaco and some lighthouse enthusiasts, repairs continue on the Elbow Reef Lighthouse with the new glass being placed in the lantern room. Leeland Russell, head of Abacos Port Department, along with Annie Potts, direc tor of the Bahamas Lighthouse Preservation Society (BLPS), Steve Varhola, a historical construction mechanic and Jackson Blatch, who is being trained how to install the glass by the BLPS for the Port Department. Several panes of glass were found to be damaged after Hurricane Irene passed in August of 2011. Several have been replaced already and three new panes arrived pairs. Mr. Russell said the effort is a collaboration between members of the BLPS and the Port Department and said they are thankful also to the shipping company who waived fees for the transport of the glass. The three diamondshaped pieces of clear glass are four-feet high and twofeet wide and will replace old paneling on the lighthouse's lantern room. Ms. Potts said that its her desire that the historic Elbow Reef Lighthouse in the Bahamas will remain The Cays a beacon of hope forever. "Lighthouses are a very im portant part of Bahamian his tory and cul ture," she said. "It's worth keeping it as active history. It needs to be maintained. Elbow Reef Lighthouse was built in 1864 by the British Imperial Lighthouse Service and is one of the last of its kind; the world's last hand-wound, keroseneburning lighthouse. It must be wound by hand every two hours and its manned every night by a third generation of keepers. Potts estimates each custom-crafted panel, manufactured in South Carolina, costs roughly $1,000. She estimates replacing every panel of the lantern room could cost $100,000. All improvements are funded by donations to the BLPS, she said. Green Turtle Cay about 5 years ago prothat featured local guide Ronnie Sawyer. Despite several days of bad weather during their trip Mr. Poveromo said they -Fishing From Page 1 ing and enough material for two shows; He said he reeled in several dolphins (mahi mahi), a triple tail and a blue marlin having his day shortened by rain, he reeled in several grouper and a mutton snapper. He said that every trip he has made to Green Turtle Cay has gone very well. He said that the Cay is a nice quiet and quaint settlement not overwhelmed with too many is very professional and is a beautiful area. Molly McIntosh, sales manager at the Green Turtle Club where Mr. Poveromo stays when here, give us more exposure and we saw the benHe has returned (to the Green Turtle Club) several times over the years, and Mrs. McIntosh said she had been in contact with him for the past year to set up this trip. Wynsome Ferguson, Head of Minis try of Tourism Abaco, said A show of this caliber is a huge plus for promoting tion in the region and the world. history. an even better story in your photo on

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June 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 No stars could be seen in the misty sky of June 1 evening. There was one star, however, performing that evening: Taylor Hicks, winner of the 2006 American Idol. The only light up high was that of a pale moon glowing through a halo, watching over the performance that was about to begin on the little island of Green Turtle Cay. How did such a famous artist end up performing on Abaco? Well, according to the artist himself, he fell in love with the island and the people while participating in during a former visit. In October of last year, he contacted the Green Turtle Club, and then it kind of just happened, he said. After nine months of working out the details with his Tour Manager, coordinating the trip with the Clubs Manager, Molly McIntosh and Ministry of Tourisms Wynsome Ferguson, Taylor Hicks arrived at the Treasure Cay Airport on May 30 with an entourage of nine people. A welcome reception organized by the Ministry of Tourism awaited him before he left for Green Turtle Cay. The rain that had been falling in downpour all day abated towards the eve ning, prompting the tour manager and the performers to set up on the deck of the Green Turtle Club, in the shadow of a large buttonwood tree, instead of inside. A crowd of approximately 180 people The Cays Green Turtle Clubmance area. Finally, shortly after nine, Taylor Hicks made his entrance with his tour manager and keyboard player, Bryan Less and a percussion man, Jeff Grady, under the applause of an audience of all ages. Sitting on a stool, holding his guitar, dressed in a plaid shirt and jeans, smiling and joking easily, Taylor Hicks immedi ately won the heart of the spectators. His popularity increased as he started playing in a heartfelt way, a repertoire of his songs as well as other artists. Back to Louisiana accompanied with guitar and harmonica, Get back, How sweet it is to be loved by you, and Nineteen, com America, were only a few of the pieces he performed during his two hours on stage. The laid back setting and his choice of songs made you feel as if the singer was playing and singing exclusively for you in a private performance. Bryan Less called it an intimate acoustic. During autograph signing and photo taking, the artist amiably posed with anyone who wanted to be photographed with him followed the concert. At the same time tickets were being drawn so the lucky win Turtle Club owner, Adam Showell, could claim CDs, a harmonica, posters and Tshirts donated by Mr. Hicks and have them This is like a vacation for me, said the performer. Real work will start this summer when I am due to play in Las Vegas for two months. In the meantime, do what any other tourist might do while on Abaco; snorkeling, diving, boating, perhaps an impromptu jamming with the Gully Roosters and, of course, visit Nippers on Sunday. His plans for the future? Working on a country record in Nashville, Tennessee and hopefully doing an annual show on Green Turtle Cay. The two musicians accompanying him on this trip have been friends of his for a long time. Brian Less and Taylor Hicks have played together for ten years. Jeff Grady accompanies him on and off on tours. The remainder of his entourage was in charge of promotion.

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2012 SCHOONER BAYScheduled Tours Available Call 367-0737 Island Lot#20, includes Dockage $239,000 Other lot options availableLONG BEACH Next to Schooner Bay 3/2 Home beach access under $ 250,000 Lots starting at $30,000 Hilltop lots with ocean view $150,000 Gorgeous beach front lot $250,000SCHOONER SUBDIVISION Lot 58 50ft Elevation, views of Atlantic & Beach. Off grid living.CASUARINA POINT Entrance to bay, waterfront lot, panoramic views $98,000 Sea view lot, 100 ft. to beach. $42,500 Lots $37,000 and up Beach House 3/2 $795,000 4/2.5 Beach House, great vacation home $550,000 4/4 Beachfront home $975,000 3/4 Beachfront home + apt $875,000BAHAMA PALM SHORES 3/3, 2160 sq.ft. oceanview home $399,500 2 Acre beach front estate lot $550,000 Beautiful interior lots, starting at $21,700 1 Acre beach front estate lot $295,000 Pinehurst lots $10,000 & $11,000BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND 4 Lots Starting at $12,000TREASURE CAY Home site one lot in from beach $60,000 Rock Point waterfront lot, exc price $185,000 Golf Course Lot $35,000 3/2 Royal Palm Condo $345,000CHEROKEE Ocean view, beach access, utilities $125,000 Watching Bay hilltop lot $99,000HOPE TOWN Lot close to town, beach access $149,500LUBBERS QUARTERS Jacks Jungle homesite & dockage $135,000 Additional lots available.LITTLE HARBOUR 2.3 acres direct waterfront $350,000 20,000 sq. ft. Hilltop lot with starter cottage, harbour and ocean views $198,000 Home on 2 acres on Little Harbour 100 private dock, landscaped $695,000 VACATION & LONG TERM RENTALS Casuarina Point 2 bed/2 bathRegattas Condos 2 bed/2 bathLong Beach 3 bed/ 2 bath www.islandpropertiesbahamas.comTel: (242) 367-0737 Fax: (242) 367-0736IPB has positions available for licensed real estate agents. BROKERSJames and Donna Rees Chris and Molly Roberts for the future A public meeting was held at the Friends of the Environment Conference Room on June 6 to discuss the future of the Catherine Booker, a marine scientist from Community Conch, said their organization has carried out several surveys in The Bahamas and that the presentations are took place from 2009 to 2011 and occurred in the Berry Islands, Andros and the Exuma Cays. Two surveys will take place on Aba co with one in Sandy Point and the other in Moores Island this year, and Booker said she would soon visit Eleu thera. aging results than what we have so far in other areas of The Bahamas, she stated. Unfortunately, it seems that conch are declining in the places weve been so far, and thats discouraging news because its such an important resource for The Bahamas. The surveys are primarily focused on conch density, which refers to the number of conch in an area. Conchs depend on high density for reproduction. Booker said, If theres more conch in the area, theres going to be more mat ing going on. This is critical to make sure that the population is sustained and the The surveys also analyze the reproductive maturity of conch and their lip thickness. Lip thickness indicates the age have revealed that conchs are maturing much later than before. Booker said that this needs to be taken into consideration when we discuss what needs to be done to protect the conch for the future. She added that overall this is a concerning matter for Bahamians and those in is an issue that needs to be solved. Its not a scientist issue, its not a conservation organization issue, its not a or your average conch salad lovers issue, Booker said. Its everybodys issue, so I think its important that we all put our issue Catherine Booker at her presentation of population sees Trust The Bahamas National Trust in conjunction with Dr. Frank Rivera and Caroline Stahala recently conducted an inten sive survey of the Abaco parrot on the island of Abaco. Population surveys were conducted in 2002 resulted in estimates of the Abaco parrot population of about 2,500 parrots with similar values in the following years. This year, Dr. Rivera and Stahala, who took part in the initial surveys, helped by BNT wardens and volunteers, conducted a 10 year follow up survey to determine the change in the Abaco parrot population since management began. The results indicate that the Abaco parrot population has increased since the BNTs management efforts were imple mented with a new estimate of just over 4,000 parrots on Abaco. The BNT has been concerned about the Abaco parrot population since the 1980s. Studies indicated that the major threat to the parrots were feral cats who cause serious problems to the parrots during the nesting season by entering the underground nesting cavities and killing the breeding adults and chicks. The BNT implemented an intensive predator control effort in 2009 throughout the parrot nesting area culminating in the hiring of Marcus Davis as Deputy Park whose primary responsibility is to oversee the predator control program. During the breeding seasons the BNT has seen a decrease in the number of breeding parrots killed and nest success increase. The question, though, remained whether this effort would translate into an increase in the Abaco parrot population size. Survey results indicated that predator control has led to an increase in nest suc cess. In addition, the Abaco parrots have weathered several hurricanes over the last 10 years and still appear to show a population increase. According to David Knowles, BNT Director of Parks, This gives us hope that with continued management efforts we can continue to have a healthy and viable endemic parrot population on Abaco. found in The Bahamas

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2012 White Sound, Elbow CayFULL SERVICE MARINA WATERFRONT VILLAS For local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.comBahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun.Enjoy a delicious dinner with usSea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Happy Hour Daily 5 pm 6 pmOpen Year RoundCome lounge at The Helm, our indoor bar Sunday Night BBQ Buffet Kids under 13, half price LIVE MUSIC by: Brown Tip Rake N Scrape Every Sunday 6:30 pm 9 pm The Bahamas Marine By Brieonna Russell Charlotte Dunn, the president of The Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization says that their goal is to get more Bahamians involved in researching and participating in the organization and also to promote conservation of marine mam research and educational outreach. In 2003, the summer camp known cial help from Lyford Cay. It allows local children from Sandy Point (the researchs base) to become more informed of the environment and also the marine life. Although the Bahamian government has not supported the organization, the U.S has helped in partnering with them to make their research possible. For more information or applications for camp please visit their website www. bahamaswhales.org photographs displayed When there is a photograph capturing a moment in history, there is little need for words. The photo is often said to speak for itself. Bob Davies has been compiling old photos of The Bahamas dating back to the 1800s to digitally upload to his website, OldBahamas.com. I started collecting old postcards and photographs of The Bahamas while I lived in Freeport from 1989 to 2000, said Davies. I realized they should be accessible to everybody, so I decided to put them on a website for all to see. Davies and his wife plan to open a store to display and sell copies of the photographs in Freeport, where they hope to move next summer from the Turks and Caicos Islands. Over 1800 photos are now available on OldBahamas.com, with new pictures added as they become available. Davies can be reached at his e-mail bob@therumelier.com for inquiries and photo submissions. Photos courtesy of Bob davies and OldBa

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June 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 Enjoy great dining at Anglers Restaurantor casual fare at our famous pool bar both at the waters edge in Marsh Harbour KaraokeTuesday night by the Pool Bar starting at 8 pm. Rake n ScrapeDance with Brown Tip every Friday night starting at 8:30 pm. Calypso NightClint Sawyer LIVE every Saturday night at 8:30 pm. Stephen ColebrookEnjoy Stephens versatile piano music and vocals Wednesday through Sunday.Contact us at 367-2158www.AbacoBeachResort.com A young entrepreneur a businessBy Brieonna Russell opening of 18-year-old Dakotah Delancys local health and beauty store in Marsh Harbour. Dishy is located upstairs in the sea foam green building across from Curly Tails Restaurant. A graduate of the Class of 2011 from St. Francis De Sales, Delancy wanted to further her education by going off to col lege, but her plans took a detour. She returned back to Abaco and decided to not fall under the statistics but to become an entrepreneur at a young age. When asked if starting her own busi ness was expensive, Delancy said it was less expensive than she had anticipated. With a supportive family and strong mother by her side she accomplished opening her dream store. Her business has blossomed over the short months that it has been opened, and has expanded from only selling small things such as jewelry, makeup etc. to clothes, shoes, bags, sunglasses, phone cases and other items. Delancy said business is going unbelievably great, and it has become more successful than I had ever imagined. She also stated how since starting and opening her own business it has given her a dose Businessof reality and taught her a whole lot of responsibility. Eventually, Delancy plans to expand Dishy to other main cities such as Nassau and Freeport, and possibly open a location in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. When asked how she thinks her busi ness will change in the next 5 to 10 years, Delancy said that she wishes to be well known throughout The Bahamas, and have achieved branching out her store to her set locations. Delancy advises others who want to start their own business to remain patient and optimistic. It is not easy, but if you take things slow and plan accordingly, you will achieve the goal you had set out to do. So many people see healthcare as the responsibility of the Ministry of Health, doctors and nurses. In fact, healthcare is the responsibility of all of the government departments, every company and individual in our country. When I tell this to people they always have a curious look on their face. We all can take steps to keep ourselves out of the healthcare system, which is in itself health care. I will dedicate some articles in the future to that subject. Today I would like to focus on how companies can help with healthcare. One company that has been causing Abaco Healthcare, my company that runs Marsh Harbour Medical Centre and Corbett Medical Centre in Treasure Cay, so many problems is the Bahamas Telecom munications Corporation or "BTC. Abaco Healthcare has invested thousands of dollars in modern telecommunica tions equipment and electronic health care record systems. These systems allow us to enhance patient care in so many ways. We built these systems based on the promise of fast and RELIABLE telecommunications. We have not received the services that we have been promised and paid for. How it affects our patients can be very serious. We have a computerized phone system that can route emergency calls to the cell phone of our nurses and support staff. This allows us to respond to our patients ner. What has been happening is the static in the local Marsh Harbour lines have been causing disconnections to occur before the patients can tell what their emergency is and us who they are. The static has also jammed our phone system so that no outgo ing calls were possible. Even when the system is not jammed by poor land line service, it also occurs with cell phones as calls are not connect ing properly. Voicemails are popping up hours later on our phones from patients who are in need of help. BTC has made it and continues to healthcare to our patients. This has not yet caused a loss of life but it has caused undue suffering to some patients. Doing your job and doing it well can have a ripple effect which could change someone's life. I encourage everybody who is em ployed at BTC to work as hard as they can and to continue to press their bosses to ensure a quick transition to the new phone system so that no lives are lost. It would be a tragedy to have a loss of life because of an upgrade that has been executed poorly. Opinion

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2012 The Moorings Yacht ChartersThe Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class The Conch Inn Resort Curly Tails The Conch Inn Resort and Marina Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you. The Conch Inn Marina Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tide North Bar Channel July 2012 Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new power boats 34 ft. mono-hull or 37 or 45 ft. Catamaran and Mini MartBy Samantha Evans Sarah Swain opened R & B Deluxe Ice Cream and Mini Mart on Samson Road in Murphy Town on April 28. Her business specializes in pies, ice cream, cheese cake and banana splits. Her strawberry, butter pecan, rum raisin and coconut. She also sells hot patties that are homemade and those that come from Original Patties in Nassau. She has chicken, veggie and beef patties. sugar, or old-fashioned cones. Other items on the snacks menu are salties, hot dogs and sherbet. She hopes to add egg rolls in the coming weeks. At the mini mart, she sells breadbasket items, toi letries, and feminine products. She can be contacted by calling 2251226. BusinessEntrepreneur Watch By Brieonna Russell Abaco Golds jewelry storeowner, Percy Pinder, was interviewed about the tourism industry today and how he sees the season unfolding. When asked where he sees the tourist industry heading he stat ed how its been very positive now and business. He also said that business now is slightly better than last year. Along with their statement sand dollar jewelry pieces, Mr. Pinder said that, the conch pearl has become very popular. Ashley Sands, manager of Java, a local coffee shop, also had a positive opinion when asked how business was going. She said business is very good; although it is up and down it is nice to see tourists walk ing the strip again. Ms. Sands says that having Internet access has been a good way to lure those tourists in, especially the foreign boaters that are in for season. Whether a popular jewelry store like Abaco Gold, or a local coffee shop like Java they have both agreed upon one thing, that the businesses lately are start ing to see an encouraging change in the industry. keeping optimistic when it comes to the season. Owner Laurence Higgs says that last year, but I am concerned about foreign boaters because of the fuel prices. mains the same it is going to allow poten tial tourists to become accustomed to it and perhaps allow that factor to become a smaller obstacle. Though business owners are able to point out positive indicators, they are all quick to bring up the fact that there are still risks to the recovery. A weak hurricane season is essential to keeping the tourists here as well as keep ing the power on. The continuous power cuts that plagued previous years has not left the minds of many shop keepers. see tourists strip again.Island Breezes Motel By Brieonna Russell The new owner of Island Breezes Motel, Dale Hill, recently purchased and improved the small motel located across from Matildas Snack Shack into a quiet, quaint getaway. The motel includes eight rooms that have been renovated with newly quieter stay. On April 26 of this year Dale decided that he wanted to not only promote the hothe area better. The motel occupies a key piece of real estate along the Marsh Harbour tourist strip. Shameka Leary, the manager of the business has improved since the upgrades have been made over the months. She has worked for Island Breezes Motel for over 10 years and has noticed returning visitors as well as new visitors. The rooms are spacious and air-concable TV, microwaves, refrigerators, daily maid service and have been equipped with a generator that runs the entire motel.

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June 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 Turtle Hill Resort and on Da Beach Bar & Grill Turtle Hill Resort and Villas & on Da Beach Bar and Grill, which is situated just minutes away from the quaint, popular, and historic settlement of Hope Town, is available for sale at a reduced price. This island resort has everything you would want or need including four 2 bed, 2 bath villas and two 3 bed, 3 bath villas, all with full kitchens, dining and living areas, and each boasting both pool and ocean views. T he bar and grill sits at the edge of the dune overlooking the beach and has all the bells and whistles an efficient seaside restaurant/grill would need. PRICE REDUCED! For viewing and further info please contact the Listing Agent: Frank Knowles Contact him via: (242) 366 0024 Office (242) 577-0339 Cell Frank@ParadiseBahamas.comPriced at $3,600,000 Gross Follow Us: Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 366-0023 Fax: (242) 366-0189 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 367-5460 Fax: (242) 367-2516VHF 16www.seahorseboatrentals.comComplimentary Pick Up & Delivery Second homeowners discovered three bottles with messages in them on Hope Towns beach from Calvary Day School students in Savannah, Georgia. Dr. Ron and Peggy Bush spotted the bright pink bottles as they were walking the beach with their dog, about of a mile south of the Abaco Inn. The students released the bottles as of the Atlantic Ocean. The Cays Harbour Lodge CongratulationsEarlier this month Lonnie Key proposed to his long-time sweetheart, and all-around great gal, Abigail Goeder. e two are now engaged to be married! Lonnies friends and family couldnt be happier for him. Bradley in particular wants to take this moment to embarrass his friend and say he loves him. All the best, buddy.

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2012 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise Island-wide Abaco ListingsAbaco Cottage + 114 hse 366-0576 Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529CherokeeLee Pinder + 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albur y Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green Turtle Cay Barefoot Homes 14 hse 577-4092 Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4247 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green T urtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island P roperties + 34 hse 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue P roperties + 34 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 Guana CayDive Guana + 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Guana Sunset Beach 13 units 365-5133 Ocean F rontier 6 cott 519-389-4846 W ards Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth Sands + 9 hse 365-5140Hope TownAbaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Cr ystal Villas 5 villas 321-452-0164 Elbow Cay P rop + 53 hse 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways + 63 hse 366-0224 Hope T own Inn 6 rm 4 Villas 366-0003 Hope T Villas + 3 hse 366-0266 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages + 4 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 6 villas 366-0065 T anny Key + 43 hse 366-0053 T urtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557Hotels and House Rental AgentsLubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals + 2 hse 365-6048 Schooner s Landing 5 condos 365-6072 W aterway Rentals + 14 hse 365-6143 Marsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719 Abaco T owns 16 apts 367-0148 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 Living Easy + 16 hse 367-2202 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681 P elican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Regattas 32 apts 577-6764 HG Christie + 11 hse 367-4151Sandy PointOeishas Resort 366-4139 P ete & Gays Resort 14 rm 366-4119 Rickmon s Bonefishing 10 rm 800-628-1447Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 5 units 877-786-8455 T reasure Cay Resort + 95 rms 365-8801 Marks Bungalows 4 units 365-8506 Abaco Estate Ser vices + 365-8752 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 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...Offering unsurpassed attention to Contact us today!

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June 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive ShopsAbaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour . ..................... 367-2963 A bove & Below, Marsh Harbour . ................................. 367-0350 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour . .............................. 367-2787 Froggies, Hope Town . ..................................... ............ 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay . ...................................... 365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay . ..................................... .. 365-4411 Dive Guana . ................................................................ 365-5178 Man-O-War Dive Shop . ..................................... .......... 365-6013 A & P Car Rentals . ............................................. 367-2655 Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals . .............................. 367-1035 B & B Boat Rentals . ........................................... 367-7368 Bargain Car Rentals . .......................................... 367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals . ................................... 367-3910 C oncept Boat Rentals . ....................................... 367-5570 C ruise Abaco. . .................................................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) . ...................... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals . ...................................... 367-4602 Ren tal Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars . .................. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals ..........................................367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals . .................................... 367-2513 S ea Star Car Rentals .........................................367-4887 The Moorings Boat Rentals . ............................. .367-4000 Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental . ..................365-4411 C & D Cart Rental . ............................................. 365-4084 Cruising Cart Rentals . ........................................ 365-4065 D & P Cart Rental . ............................................. 365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals . ....................................... 365-4119 K ool Karts . ........................................................ 365-4176 Reef Boat Rentals . ............................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes . ...................................... 365-4147 T & A Cart Rentals . ............................................ 375-8055 Donna Sands Cart Rentals . ............................... 365-5195 D ive Guana Boats & Bikes . ................................. 365-5178 O rchid Bay Cart rentals . ..................................... 354-5175 Lubbers Quarters Cruise Abaco . ............................................. 321-220-8796 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals..................................365-6502 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals . ................................. 365-6024 W aterways Boat Rental . ................ 357-6540 & 365-6143 Cats Paw Boat Rentals . ..................................... 366-0380 E lbow Cay Cart . ................................................. 366-0530 Hope Town Cart Rentals . .................................. 366-0064 I sland Cart Rentals . .......................................... 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals ..............................366-0282 J Rs Cart Rental . ................................................ 366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals . .................................... 366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals . ............................................ 366-0069 Adventure on Prozac Kayak . ............................ 365-8749 Blue Marlin Rentals. . ......................................... 365-8687 Cashs Carts . ...................................................... 365-8771 Cornish Car Rentals . .......................................... 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals . ............................................... 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals . ........................................... 365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks . ............................. 365-8749 Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Abaco Pizza. . ................................ $ . .................. 367-4488 Anglers . ................................... $$$ . .................. 367-2158 Blue Marlin . ................................. $ . .................. 367-2002 Curly Tails . ............................... $$$ . .................. 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.................. 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 . ................................. $$ . .................. 366-3139 Bradleys on the Harbour . ............. $ . .................. 365-6380 Dockn Dine . ................................. $ . .................. 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar . ................ $ . .................. 365-6501 Bakers Bay Market Place . ...... $$$ . .................. 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 . .............................. $$ . .................. 365-4060 Nancys......................................$$ . .................. 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 . . . . . . . . North Abaco . . . . Sandy Point . . . . T reasure Cay . Casaurina Point . Cherokee . . . . Crossing Rocks . Green T urtle Cay . . Hope T own . . Man-O-W ar . Charter Boats . . . . . .

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June 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 25 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 12 JUNE 15th, 2012 By Rashida Murray Troy Albury, a resident of Guana Cay, was anchored at Fowl Cay when he saw the waterspout forming approximately a mile and half away on June 5. He said the day began pretty humid; there were notable thunderstorms in Treasure Cay and Marsh Harbour had overcast skies. Albury said that a waterspout forma tion was not an unusual occurrence consid ering the last sighting in the area of Guana Cay was on May 25. Troy Albury had divers with him whom could not resist the opportunity to capture the slow moving waterspout that moved from the point of origin at the mouth of Marsh Harbour, and headed southeast of Man-O-War Cay just before dissipating. Albury noticed that he was not in any clear and present danger at that time, but there were sailors a lot closer to the water spout that were able to get a eyeshot view, namely Buddy Malone and Captain Alton Sands. Buddy sailing in his 35ft party boat was making his usual run for groceries into Marsh Harbour heading to Scotland Cay. At the emergence of the waterspout, he called Captain Alton Sands on his VHF to raise a caution to all the other boaters in the area. Malone said that he was right behind the freight vessel as the waterspout crossed him and Sands on the starboard Waterspouts sighted but no damage reportedPlease see Waterspouts Page 22

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Page 26 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2012 By Rashida Murray The 4th Annual Royal Bahamas Defence Force Rangers Installation Ceremo time installed rangers of Abaco marched on the parade line wearing their regal tai lored tunics and barrettes led by Randol North the Platoon Commander (I.C.). He was assisted by Oriscia Clarke and Deion Jones, 3rd I.C. newly tailored ranger uniforms as they stood before the Hon. Bernard J. Nottage, Minister of National Security for inspection. Also attending the ceremony were State Minister in the Ministry of National Security, Mr. Keith Bell, Commander of the Defence Force Commodore, Roderick Bowe, the Ranger Director, Lieutenant Orwithin local communities. After inspecting the parade and viewing a drill (of domino effect) displayed by the inaugurated RBDF rangers, Minister Nottage then addressed the parade. The Hon. Minister Nottage in his opening statement informed the anxious inductees that the distinct pleasure was all his to grace the grounds of Abaco to honour them. He commended the inductees for their efforts completing the 9-month train ing exercises and for making the courageous decision to become a Defence Force Ranger. Minister Nottage made the rangers aware of what was expected of them; they must exemplify good and honourable behaviour that will bring credit to the Rangers organization and to the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, strive to reach for great ness and challenge the status quo while embracing every opportunity to learn and assist your fellowman through commu nity projects and character building exercises and they must never give up on their dreams, for their dreams are within reach if they remain disciplined, dedicated and determined to the task of making a positive difference in your community and country. Minister Nottage emphasized, As Royal Bahamas Defence Force Rangers, you are the future leaders of this great nation. Never take for granted the exposure and experience you have gained from some of the nations best. Inductees, notwith standing your achievements to date, I wish to remind you that lifes journey is often interspersed with pitfalls and temptations but with a strong character and moral aptitude you will be able to avoid what are oftentimes disastrous offerings. I beg of you, not to fall prey to traps such illicit drugs, alcohol, truancy and bad company that are there to engulf the unsuspecting and the nave. By staying focused on your school work and engaged in positive programmes, such as the Rangers, you will develop into young men and women fully prepared to assume leadership roles in your country. During the installation service, students were recognized with several awards. Based on their Grade Point Averfor their outstanding achievements. Receiving the Minister of National Security Award was Ashuntay Reckley, a student at Abaco Central High School. Colby Cross from the Forest Heights Academy was presented with the Commodores Award, Darrinique Ford received the Rangers Director Award, and Toni Knowles of the S. C. Bootle High School was recognized for the Academic Improvement Award. Victor Cooper received the Award (ACH). Stafford Symonette of Camp Aba co, Tiffany Williams and Rashida Murray, program advisors of S. C. Bootle High received awards of appreciation. Katha rina Cooper was recognized for dedicated service over the 4 years. An award of recognition and special appreciation was given to the RBDF Rangers Program by Abacos Parent-In-Action leader Kathleen Knowles, for the faithful service rendered to the youth of the Abaco community. After months of fundraising many thanks is extended to the wider community, including the Parent-In-Action groups, for their invaluable contributions to the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Ranger Program; throughout the entire school year instruc tors Leading Seaman Edison Rolle, Lead ing Mechanic Torrey Forbes and Marine Seaman W. Fox worked hand in hand with these groups to successfully prepare for the 4th Annual Royal Bahamas Defense Force Rangers Installation Ceremony.

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Page 28 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2012 advised the graduates to invent their future. It is a call for you to chart your own course and live life on your own terms. In the end, its up to each you to selves. Its up to each of us to invent our own future based on the choices that we make and the actions that we take. He told graduates that they are living in a time when they must innovate, give back, and be true to themselves. Before ending his speech, his last bit of advice to them was to possess trust, honesty, respect, integrity and commitment because those are the things that businesses are looking for. Other speakers included returning District Superintendent of Education, Dr. Lenora Black, and ECC Principal Evelyn Major. The ECC Choir sang one more selection before awards were distributed were given to the graduates. Toward the conclusion of the program, Devantio McIntosh delivered his valedictorians address, and Deangela thank you. Every Child Counts held their 6th Annual Commencement Exercise on June 6 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Eleven graduates made a stately appear ance at the entrance of the church building and walked briskly to their seats with roses in hand. Tony Russell gave the salutatorians welcome before the ECC choir sang a rendition of Lean On Me for the audience. Russell said that their graduation day was a memorable day in that it ended a period of their lives that they would forever cherish, and it was a new beginning in which they were able to move forward in their lives and pursue their dreams. That is why the theme of this graduThey are doing the impossible from ground zero.ation this year is so appropriate Never ed. Deondra Nesbitt introduced Freddie Munnings, manager of Human Resources of Abaco Club at Winding Bay, as the guest speaker. He spoke of his love for ECC over the years, and how impressed he was with the work that the staff is doing with the students. What they are doing here is truly miraculous; it is everything from what I understand is virtually nothing, he said. They are doing the impossible from ground zero. Taking a phrase from a recent graduation speech given by First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, Munnings ECC graduates eleven students during Central Abaco Primary School is the only school in the Bahamas that has a Junior Anchor and K-Kids program that were both started by Neulessa Major. On May 26 they held a Spring Splash at the Anglican Parish Hall at which time these young students along with Anchors from St. Francis showcased their talent by sing ing, dancing and modeling. This event is a fundraiser to raise money for the advisors to attend a Pilot Club convention in Las Vegas this sum mer and for them to host the students to a retreat. Those twenty students who partici pated provided their own clothing, acces sories, and shoes. They dressed in attire depicting the career they wish to pursue in the future. Some were doctors, sing ers, professional athletes and teachers. The advisors helped them learn the modeling steps and practice their talent. The students began practicing early in May and were prepared to present in front of their parents and peers. At the end of the competition, three lower primary and three upper primary winners were crowned. In the lower primary division the winners were: third place Petera Major of St. Francis de Sales, Arrianna Cartwright of Central Abaco Primary and the winner was Serenity Simon also of Central Abaco Primary School. Please see Anchors Page 5

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June 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 29 Anchors From Page 4 In the upper primary division the winners were: third place Taliya Pinder of Central Abaco Primary School, second runner up was Samantha Knowles of Cen tral Abaco Primary School and the winner was Tania Lowe. The top three participants received a trophy and the overall winner of the com petition received a sash and crown. That person was Tania Lowe who is a Grade 5 student at Central Abaco Primary School. St. Francis de Sales Catholic School celebrated the accomplishments of its twelfth and sixth grade students during the annual Awards Ceremony on June 4. While addressing the students, Principal Josephine Kumar reminded them that they all make up a family at the school, and that they will remain a St. Francis de Sales student no matter where life may take them. St. Francis teacher Arden Granados highlighted the accomplishments of the students throughout the past year. Specials presentations were then made to the students beginning with Prefect Awards, and then moving on to the Most Outstanding and Most Improved awards, Perfect Attendance Award, MerService Award, Honour Roll and Lifers Award. The latter refers to students who were awarded for attending St. Francis since pre-school straight up to high school. Kumar was pleased to announce that all sixth grade students had met the require ments to be promoted to the seventh grade. history, Kumar acknowledged a student for their outstanding representation of the school. Quitel Charlton was selected for representing St. Francis in numerous competitions namely speech competitions. Charlton was also named head girl, while Javon Hidalgo-Brown was chosen as head boy. graduates attend Long Bay School students began their graduation activities with a Baccalaureate Service held on June 10 at Marsh Harbour SDA Church. After the welcome and inspirational readings, Dr. Lenora Black, Superinten dent of the Abaco District, made brief remarks. Pastor Paul Scavella, President of the South Bahamas Conference of Seventh Day Adventist, gave the keynote address for the service. Musical selections were performed throughout the program by the grade six and twelve classes as well as the teachers of Long Bay High School. Duane Johnson of the grade six graduating class present ed Pastor Scavella with an appreciation award. Lauralee Davis, geography teacher at S.C. Bootle High School, led students of all grade levels in an exciting project approximately seven years ago to adopt a beach in the North Abaco area. She said the opportunity for schools to assist was extended by the International Coastal Clean-up Campaign via Friends of The Environment, and that it was Enzil Cooper, music teacher, who selected the beach and presented a proposal to Friends of The Environment. Aptly named the North Abaco Beach Sandwatch Project, Davis said that many ecosystems were observed around the beach, so the former science teacher Simone Baptist along with D'shan Maycock, it was the perfect outdoor lab. There is a blue hole, mangroves, a pine forest, a rocky beach and coppice ecosystems present. At that time, Davis said that local government had pushed a road through to the beach and had done some basic work to offer added appeal to the area. However, the initial road was started by Lawrence Laing to obtain sand for the completion of the S.C. Bootle Highway, hence the name of the track road that leads to the beach is Please see Beach Page 6

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Page 30 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2012 called Lawrence Road. The beach itself is located almost one mile south of Blackwood then takes an eastern turn off the highway and extends almost a mile and a half to the coast. Davis said: Its value is that it com prises about six ecosystems in one area. There are, of course, some invasives scavola, jum bey and Australian pine but some very valuable native species. The coastline itself is more than a mile long. Since embarking on the project, there has been an increase in community pride among students. Although there was ini tially a decrease in the amount of trash, over time the level of illegal dumping resumed. The idea was that if this beach could be made to be more attractive, North Abaconians would assist with the upkeep, Davis explained. The ultimate phases would have included picnic benches and bins. Besides the students, Principal Huel Moss also became involved and helped maintain the upkeep of the entrance. Dur ing the summer, Friends would incorporate cleanups as part of their summer camps. Initially, Friends of The Environment and The Nature Conservancy purchased native plants to assist, and staff and parents of the Man-O-War HardwareNon-Corrosive HardwareAn Extensive Selection of Brass, Stainless & MonelBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel BoltsStainless Steel Hurricane Clips#1 LumberPlain & Pressure TreatedPine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyInterior, Exterior & MarinePLYWOOD For quotes or information Call Walter Sweeting l Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, BahamasPh: (242) 365-6011 l Fax (242) 365-6039 I am unapoloof our natural environmentBeach From Page 5 school planted them. Additionally, local government and select individuals assisted with the removal of trash. Being involved with this project has brought more 'groundedness' to my profession as a teacher of Geography. I am unapologetically a lover of our natural environment, not only for the aesthetics, but also for its therapeutic advantages, Davis remarked. In my daily teachings, I am always challenged to prove it. I believe responsibility. The project has led Davis to partici pate in many other environmental efforts with Friends of the Environment, the Keep Abaco Beautiful campaign, Adopt a Beach (Church), BREEF in San Salvador, Island School in Cape Eleuthera, Bahamas National Trust, Sandwatch Project in Hope Town and Climate Change in France. Davis said these experiences resulted in many In addition, S. C. Bootle was recently listed as an eco-school. This will allow us to review the uniqueness of our environmental issues and format a program that is S. C. BootleBREEF, and there are performance indica tors, she shared. I believe that S. C. Bootle High being a feeder school for all of the communities of North Abaco will have to become a microcosm of what we want our communities to look like. Davis said that other projects include establishing a committee in the community to ensure and maintain an environmental information bulletin or center, transporta tion for the collection of aluminum cans and brining more visibility to blue hole and cave locations. The bottom line she said is that any battle that is to be effectively fought must be done so on many fronts and with all of the stakeholders involved. Eighteen grade one students took part in the Spelling Bee on June 9 held at St. Andrews Methodist Church Hall. The students represented nine schools including Agape Christian School, Amy Roberts, St. Francis de Sales, Angels Academy, Central Abaco Primary, Coopers Town Primary, Crossing Rocks, Hope Town Primary and Man-O-War School. The competition was close with ten rounds being spent on the seen-list words and seven rounds on the unseen-list words. As the unseen-list began, nine students remained. In third place was Luke Prosa of Hope Town School, in second place was Destiny Curry of Agape Christian School and the winner was Olivia John of Angels Academy. Superintendent Dr. Lenora Black was present and brought brief remarks. She commended these grade one students for doing an excellent job on those spelling words and utilizing those skills that make students good spellers. She then assisted phies to students. observed at Abaco Central High School students held parties for their teachers during Teacher Appreciation in May at different times during the day while other students gave gifts to their favorite teachers. At Central Abaco Primary School, the administrators took the lead and held a few special events for the teachers. This was done May 29-31. When the teach ers arrived to school after a long holiday weekend, they were met with breakfast each day, spearheaded by Leroy Thompson. On May 31, a luncheon was held at the Anglican Parish Hall in Marsh Harbour. School was dismissed at 12 noon and events were held afterwards. The afternoon offered games and blowing bubbles and running. Congratulations to all graduates! boasts art and Twenty-six students took part in the Art BGCSE and BJC Arts and Crafts exam at Abaco Central High School this year. According to Art Teacher Stacia both BJC and BGCSE exams and thirteen took the drawing and painting exam for the same. She noted that these students excelled this year with the uniqueness of styles they displayed. Pitt said she is extremely pleased with the outcome and looks forward to the great level of work put into the pieces.

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June 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 31 Ron-Paul Cabinets PlusPhone: (242) 367-0546Visit our Showroom Located opposite the old Lowes PharmacyJUNE SPECIALS4.5 CU. FT. Refrigerators $260 1.1 CU. FT. Microwave $120 MEMORY FOAM MATTRESSFull Price $720 NOW $620 Queen Price $780 NOW $680REGULAR MATTRESSQueen Pillowtop Mattress $495 ORTHOPEDIC MATTRESSROLLAWAY BEDS $240 & $260 SOLID WOOD HEADBOARDS COMMERCIAL CARPET $12.50 Sq. Yard PADDING $5.50 Sq. yard Bahamas Union of The Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) launched its Group Life and Health Coverage on June 4 for active members. Public school teachers and adminis trators from all over Abaco assembled at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church Parish Hall to hear the plan presentation from Colina representatives Charlene Rodgers and Gregory Bonamy. Forms were given to the members as Rodgers made the presentation of coverage them how the medical plan would work and explained how the 20 to 80 percent deductible would work. Rodgers told them that there are sev eral reasons for them to sign on to this plan: peace of mind, health protection, and affordable healthcare. She explained that the coverage is only available to active B.U.T. members with no medical underwriting prior to July 1 with full coverage of new illnesses as of July 1, 2012. She further explained that one advan tage of signing up now is that Colina is not asking for a medical exam, which means that prior illnesses will be covered. However, Rodgers said that those with diabetes, high blood pressure and a few other such illnesses must wait one year to have plan cover those illnesses. Rodgers explained that there is also a $20,000 life insurance attached along with accidental death and dismemberment beninsurance coverage is for $1 million. She told educators that each member who signs up by June 8 would receive their medical card and pharmacy card (for use in the USA) prior to the close of school this June. By Canishka Alexander Students of Abaco Central High Schools Drama Club led the way in the leidoscope of Talent, on June 8. Under teacher and Drama Club director, the group included singers, writer, actors and actresses. Glinton explained that each student brought their unique talent to the performance, and she wanted the theme to depict the collection of their talents coming together. The students talents were discovered after Glinton distributed to be a part of the Drama Club. Soon the numbers of students began to increase each time they met, and now there are currently 17 members in the club. Students performed in short skits, monologues, poetry and solos. Glinton was also a part of the performance and contributed a poem and a song. I think its important if youre doing something with kids to model it, Glinton said. I dont want it to be something they do for fun and then they never do again, so I just wanted to show them that you can do things with this and this can take you places. Glinton said that this is only the beginning for Drama Club members as they build on the hope of travelling to Canada with senior drama club members to see what a career in the performing arts has to offer. to be something they do for fun and then they never do again Man-O-War proud Kalina Weatherford was selected as Man-O-War Primary Schools Student of She was selected as one of the top primary students in the nation and was award ed a scholarship for her past achievements. Kalina took home two trophies, a medal and a scholarship. Kalinas schoolmates join her parents, Neil and Sacha Weatherford, to congratulate her in this accomplishment. young Bahamian Stephen Pedican, aggressive from birth, has demonstrated the desire for suc cess. He completed Treasure Cay Primary School as one of the top students in his class, continuing to St. Francis De Sales School with the same tenacity to succeed. He joined just about every Club at St. Francis De Sales and was determined to be president of each. After completing high school in 2006, Stephen applied to Lake City Community College, now Florida Gateway College, to study Golf Course Operations. He was accepted into that program and had to comlege. It was decided that he attend college the following year, and in the meantime he worked at Treasure Cay Golf Course to gain that experience. While working towards going to col with Abaco Crash Fire & Rescue which is headed by Chief Colin Albury. During this time Stevo, as he is affectionately called, couple of accidents and even handled the Please see Stevo Page 8

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Page 32 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2012 to shelters Over $1,000 donatedBy Brieonna Russell In the summer of 2011 Ashley Newell and her cousin Madison began collect ing pieces of sea glass here on Abaco. Cap tivated by the beauty of it they got the idea to start a sea glass jewelry line, and from there she began Ashleys Abaco Sea Glass Jewelry. Ashley is 9 years old and in the 4th Grade attending Angels Academy. When creating pieces her mom orders the supROCK 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 Jaws-of-Life to extricate a fallen victim in an accident on the Treasure Cay highway. ment at Treasure Cay Emergency Services Organization and is skilled at it, having climbed the ranks from Junior Fire Fighter to Lieutenant Fire Fighter. He also served on the altar in his fam ily church St. Simon by the Sea Anglican Churchas an Acolyte. Stephen is poised now, to take his place in society as a responsible, law abid ing, God-fearing young Bahamian. He has graduated from Florida Gateway College with an Associate of Science Degree in Golf Course Operations, specializing in Turf Equipment Technology. In a few months, after gaining more experience in Golf Course Operations at a Tiger Woods Golf Course, he will return to University to further his education and become a Golf Course Superintendent. Stephen is the son of Melonie and Stephen Pedican of Treasure Cay, who would like to thank those persons who have played a role in his success thus far. His family and friends extend their congratu lations, wish him a successful future, and remind him to remember his God always. Stevo From Page 7 plies, her dad does the drilling and Ashley does the wrapping, designing, gluing and connecting. It is considered a family project. When asked what she does with the money she receives from selling her handcrafted jewelry, she said how she donates it to shelters here in Abaco. Cause for Paws, Treasure Cay Humane Society, and Pops Place are her three main recipients, but she hopes to branch out to the humane societies on the island of Nassau one day. Newell says she chooses to give the money to these shelters because she has such a love for animals, and especially wants to help the stray ones that are in dire need. Ashleys Abaco Sea Glass Jewelry offers many pieces from necklaces, wine charms, earrings, bracelets, and even rings, and they all sell at the local coffee shop Java. Early this spring she held a Jewelry Sale Party in Treasure Cay, which invited ladies to come and take a look at her piec es; it was a huge success and Ashley even began taking custom orders. She also had a table at a yard sale in Treasure Cay in March. Ashleys Abaco Sea Glass Jewelry has donated over $1,000 to animals in need so far, and as a pursuing fashion designer she is well on her way. Camp 2012Friends of The Environments Summer Camp registration forms are now available. This camp focuses on young people ages 6 to 13 dividing them into Junior (ages 6-9) and Senior (ages 10-13) groups and is a daily camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ecosystem based Friends of The Environment has partnered with Disney to design an exuberant day full of classroom activities and hands-on experiences. For more information call 242-3672721. Elmer Bongon was presented with the Paul Harris Fellow Award at the St. Francis de Sales Awards Ceremony on June 4. JoAnn Bradley, President of the Roin Rotarys junior arm called the Interact Club. George Riviere, Rotary advisor, joined her. It is with great honour and pleasure that the Rotary Club of Abaco bestows act Club, who have worked so hard to help their communities and help their school, Ms. Bradley said. Following the students presentation, she then beckoned to Bongon, faculty advisor of the Interact Club, to receive the Paul Harris Fellow Award. Ms. Bradley explained: We have a special foundation called the Rotary Foundation, which was founded by Paul Harris. To belong to the fellowship is the highest honour you can achieve as a Rotarian. Additionally, Ms. Bradley said that $1,000 has to be donated in the name of the recipient to the foundation for its good works. Please see Rotary Page 9 Human interest story?

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June 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 33 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.comRotary From Page 8 Because of his outstanding service as faculty advisor, Mr. Bongon was named a Paul Harris Fellow. I want you to wear your pin proudly; it is a very distinguished honour I can assure you, she added. Mr. Bongon also his achievements.Limperes strives Garnell Limperes is a young lady with a heartfelt mission to make a difference in the community. She believes that it is time for change and for unity, for people munity. With this goal in mind she opened the Island Waves Community Centre, then full-time in May. Garnells decision to open the centre came through a desire to help people who are searching for a place where they can tion, socialization and a way to help each other. Her yearning to provide such a cen tre stems from her own struggles to cope Garnells mother, Patti Limperes, was a teacher at the Abaco Central High School in the days when it was located at Spring City. She specialized in mathematics, PE and music but it was as a musician that she is most remembered. She played guitar and started a band called the Earthquakes and many other musical groups between the late 70s and 1991. Garnell grew up in Marsh Harbour in an apartment on Queen Elizabeth Drive where she once again lives today although she had to leave at an early age to move to her mothers home in Chicago when her mother became termi nally ill. Sadly, her mother died at a young age in 1991 when Garnell was only seven years old. Of course, this was a life shattering experi ence for the young child who went through the battle for many years of trying to deal with losing a parent. Fortunately, she was nurtured by an aunt and uncle who were a lawyer and law professor respectively. They were humble people and it is from them that I learned about hard work, professionalism and responsibility, says Garnell. Their encouragement in sending me to writing summer camps helped me heal through writing and poetry. As she healed, Garnell became very interested in people because of what she had been through and became involved in peer leading. Having always been on a she was happy with herself. At the age of 17 Garnell came back to The Bahamas and once again, for the next she had spent her early years. During this time she reconnected with her father, Garnett Stewart, who hailed from Moores Island. Her father was a well-known musi cian who started The Funk Connection Band with his brother which Garnells mother also joined. They were the hot group of the day and may be remembered especially for their songs Abaco People and Funky Soul Down in Abaco. Garnell is proud to be part of such a musical family. She has inherited their musical genes and is herself a talented classi cal pianist who has also recently branched out into jazz and teaches music in her Island Waves studio. Sadly, when Garnell was 19 she also lost her father. At the age of 22 she returned once more to the United States to help care for her ailing uncle. During this time she began taking sociology classes with a view to tapping into peoples needs and thus the seed began to grow in her mind for a community centre which is now Island Waves. People believed in me so I believe in people and I wanted to move back to Abaco once again to make a change, she stated. The Island Waves centre is open each weekday for people of like minds to come together and tap into as many creative sources as possible. Differences do not matter here, people from all walks of life, religions and races are welcome, states Garnell. This is a community centre in the true sense of the word and everyone who comes pitches in to make it happen. Everything in the centre has been donated including furniture, artwork, paint and a very nice piano keyboard. People lend a hand wherever their talents lie whether it be painting walls, helping to make furniture from driftwood and beanbag chairs out of car tires or help ing grow fresh vegetables in the community garden. Some very talented artists have created inspiring murals on walls and doors. Tutoring classes are offered for all age groups and include tutoring for BJC and BGC SE examinations. A teacher is on staff who has worked both in the United States and the Bahamas. Counseling serselor. Other activities include music, art, dance, nutrition classes, pot luck, grill outs, poetry nights and jam out nights. During the evenings the eight musi cian members of the Island Waves band come together to make music. Sometimes New Entry band members also stop by. From a young age, Garnell had dreams of networking with friends to form a business but had no idea then what form it would take. She is thrilled that Island Waves has grown out of her dream and the friends networking with her to share this dream are Shanishka Bain and Ellen Sands. Their ... helped me heal through poetry. People believed in me so I believe in people do not matter herePlease see Centre Page 18

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Page 34 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 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 Sports Between May 25-30, four games were played among the mens softball Bakers Field in Coopers Town. On May 25, it was a showdown between Creters Bulldogs and the DNR Sluggers. The Bulldogs travelled with two bat boys, Caleb and Dillon Albury, who also assisted as pinch runners in the game. The Bulldogs were merciless in the game beating the DNR Sluggers: 13-0. That same night a game was sched Sluggers womens teams, but the RJ Runners forfeited the game. Tyler Russell, winning pitcher for the Bulldogs, said that the game was a good one for them although they havent gotten in much practice. Were trying to get back into it see ing that the season has been postponed by so many things happening. We did pretty good tonight, and Im happy with it, Russell explained. We hit well for not having any practice, but were trying to get back into it, and were going to try getting steady with practice again. Dillon and Caleb also agreed that it was a good game, and that they were looking forward to another one in the coming week. On May 26, the Shiloh Destroyers played against New Vision and won with a score of 17 to 3. The following week, on May 29, New Vision players went up against the DNR Sluggers. Both teams played their best games of the season, and kept the innings brief as both teams scored a series of that New Vision began to break away from However, the DNR Sluggers didnt the gap. Nevertheless, it was a little too late, as New Vision scored one more run to push them ahead of their opponents. At the end of the night, the score was in New Visions favour, and they beat the DNR Sluggers: 13-12. New Vision players Javeno Culmer and Tanash Swain said they did their best in the game. While Swain saw where their Please see Softball Page 11

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Page 38 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2012 SportsBy Matt McCoy At the end of May, there were two Junior Sailing Regattas held, both in light wind. The Hope Town Sailing Club hosts these regattas every year, as well as the Junior Sailing classes that run throughout the winter and spring. Each regatta was different in format but they both demonstrated how much the kids have learned over the course of the winter and spring training session. On May 19 was the Derek Lee Regat ta. This is a long running annual regatta with a history that stretch es back into the 1960s. Now sailed in Optimist Dinghies, the refor more experienced juniors. Sebastian Hall took the win, and after a tiebreaker between Bessie Low and Stella Higgs, Lowe took second with Higgs in third. Because of the tiebreaker, William Cash came second and Joey Gale took third. An important aspect of sailing is being a good sport, and Alexis Cook did a great job of dem onstrating how to remain calm and have fun while competing, even in frustrating wind conditions. For her great performance, she was awarded the Sportsmanship Award for the Regatta. The following weekend, May 26, was the Roscoe Thompson Regatta. This was a team regatta with four teams of four competing. The day began with a triathlon, in which one team member swam, two padFollowing was an Abaco Dinghy lack of wind. That night at the Hope Town Sailing Club, the teams found out the Champions won: Congratulations to team members Joey Gale, Chloe Sweeting, Andrew Joseph, and Eloise Albury. Ron Engle, former commodore of the Sailing Club and big supporter of Junior Sailing, gave all the kids hats and also preThe Spirit Award is presented to the stu dent who has great enthusiasm, learns plenty and is willing to sail in all condi tions. Two were awarded, one from the beginner class and one from the advanced. From the beginner class Robbin Jentil showed great improvement from the beginning of the year, and wanted to sail so much he would tag along with the more advanced afternoon class. William Cash took the award for the advanced class. Nassau: Collins Ave 242 397 2100 Thompson Blvd 242 676 6300 Soldier Road North 242 393 6286 Family Islands: Freeport 242 352 7119 Abaco 242 367 2688 Exuma 242 336 2420Turks & Caicos Islands: Providenciales 649 946 4761www.jsjohnson.comCall or visit us today for details on how you can get one month ofFREE COVERAGEwith a NEW ANNUALprivate motor policy.Some restrictions apply. 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 29th Dr. Carnille Farquharson; Family Medicine June 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 June 23rd to July 9th Dr. George Charit; General Practice, Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine, Daily Dr. George CharitMEDI caCA L DD IRE cC T OR Walk in Welcome Same D ay Appointments No Long Waits N o referrals needed The place where complete healing begins e-mail: imcabaco@gmail.com SLEEP APNEA TESTING NOW AVAILABLE TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT CALL OUR FRIENDLY STAFF

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June 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 39 The 25th Annual Green Turtle Fishing Tournament was held at the Green Turtle Club on May 8-11, 2012. On Monday, May 7, six boats committed to com pete and were all treated to tournament titems. The captains meeting was quick. Several prizes were drawn to raise funds for the Abaco Cancer Society. was led by Bob Wolsey. Second and third place were The Rowdy and Victory Lap, respectively. Equity VIIIs Jesse Bollinger Wolsey won Top Lady Angler and Walter Robinson won the Tipsy Turtle Award. Too, captained by local David Farrington, released a white marlin at 8:29 a.m. Greg to release a blue marlin at 1:06 p.m. Less than one hour later, Peter Tyson, aboard the Victory Lap, 56 Viking, out of Vero Beach, Florida, released the second blue of the tournament. Roy Cronacher on the Sea Wolf brought a dolphin to the scale to compete in Tipsy Turtles, a signature cocktail at the Green Turtle Club, was offered to thirsty anglers at the weigh scale. Ray Lowe, the conducted a professional weigh-in. For the second day, all the boats released another white marlin by Susan Wolsey, the only lady angler to compete. The boats had to dodge rough seas and lightening for part of the day. The Sea Wolf, a 34 had the most frightening story. They fought ten-foot around them. The Equity VIII and The Rowdy brought dolphin to the scale. Day three sta rted with very strong winds and weather predicted to decline throughout the day. All of the boats decided to take lay day, except Victory Lap. They did remain out the entire time, but were not successful. Victory Lap took their deserved lay day, of low tide. Again, Bob Wolsey, of Big T Too, released a white marlin. Another angler aboard, Steve Day, released the only and one half later. Wayne Sandlin, Sea Wolf, did weigh dolphin, but Jack Brown on the Equity VIII, had the heaviest one of the tournament, 19 pounds. Bob Wolsey, based in Florida and Green Turtle Cay, led his boat, Big T Too, ment. His boat released three white marlin owned by Frank Cappo. Greg Cappo rement. Victory Lap, a 56 Viking, took third place with their blue marlin release by Peter Tyson. Jesse Bollinger II, who owns the Equity VIII, a 55 Viking out of Fort division. Susan Wolsey, Big T Too, won the top lady angler prize with her white marlin release. The Wolverine III, a 47 Viking, captained by Walter Robinson, won the coveted Tipsy Turtle Award. The tournament participants contrib uted around $1800 for The Abaco Cancer Society. This society assists over 60 Bahamians in the area for cancer treatment on a yearly basis. They provide individu als with transportation and other associated costs. Sports 25th Annual Green Turtle Fishing Tournament held over four days

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Page 40 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2012 well as Nationals." Higgs will also be proudly represent ing her team, Swift Swimming, for the seventh year in a row in the 41st Annual Bahamas Nationals a week before the CISC games. Miller Albury is also excited about being chosen as one of the members of the National team to represent the Bahamas in Aruba. Championships in April, Miller achieved all personal best times, and hopes to take those best times to another level at CISC. "I am honored to represent my country again, and look forward to the competi tion. After training very hard, I hope to improve all my times. I wish the best to all my teammates, too Go Team Bahamas," said Miller. Like Higgs, Miller will also compete at National Swimming Championships, prior to travelling to Aruba. He will be representing the Abaco Swim Club in Nassau, and this will be his sixth consecutive Nationals Championships. Both swimmers are very excited to be able to represent the Bahamas again, and look forward to continued success.CISC From Page 11 "I am honored to represent again... Go Team Bahamas Sports Marsh Harbour legDavid Anderson's team Krazy Salt's wasted no time showing the twenty-seven onship that they were out for victory. On Salt's caught and released three blue marpoints. By contrast, day two was nonproductive for the Palm Beach, Florida based Viking 70. With the forecast for westerly winds, the Team opted to use day three required 'captain's choice' lay-day. The lay day decision was apparently the right call as Krazy Salt's added another series with 2,700 points. Krazy Salt's was not the only team busy catching blue marlin. Fishing only their second ever BBC tournament, team Island Time released a blue marlin on day one and two blues on day four to edge out the winner of the Harbour Island Champi onship, Fa-La-Me, on time. In fact, on day four, Fa-La-Me hooked-up with their fourth blue marlin of the tournament just before the call for 'lines Frank Rodriguez's team continued to battle the big blue for three and a half hours beDuring the tournament, a total of 35 all BBC tournaments, catches and releases are validated using time and date stamped Championship rules. Harbour Championship enabled Fa-La-Me to improve its lead in the overall standings ship to 6,700 points. Miss Annie remains in Second Place overall with 5,400 points. Moving into Third Place in the overall standings is team Wave Paver with 4,100 points. Now celebrating its 39th season, the of the tournaments with cumulative points Champion. In an effort to give-back to the Bahaonship has two endowed scholarships that enable Bahamian students the opportunity to pursue a degree in marine biology or advanced education in marine technologies. The unpredictable weather turned accommodating for players during the game to take place at the Murphy Town and the F.E.S. Peacocks, who played the season opened. In the initial innings of the game, the Lady Sluggers dominated the games with run after run, and at the end of the game the balance was tipped in their favour. Lady Sluggers beat the Peacocks 13-3. Then, in the nightcap game between the DNR Sluggers and Creters Bulldogs, Bulldogs maintaining the lead. They won the game with 12 runs, while the DNR Sluggers scored only 2 runs. It was a good comeback win from the last time we played against the Destroyers; we played pretty badly because the full team wasnt there, said the winning pitch Please see Softball Page 17

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June 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 41 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 JOHN CASHREALTY www.treasurecayrentals.com Bahama Beach Club 2024 3 Bed 2 Bath 1645 sq. ft. Luxurious fully furnished second oor condo at Treasure Cay beachfront resort with pool bar/ restaurant. $700,000 Ocean Villa 911 2 Bed, 2 Bath fully furnished, steps from Treasure Cay beach, excellent buy. $275,000 Sea Shells 3 Bed, 2 Bath home with exceptional privacy on Windward Beach. Stunning sunrise and Sea of Abaco views. $998,500 Twin Palms 3 Bed, 2 Bath charming 1800 sq. ft. newly renovated home with pool & dock and 2 min walk to T. C. Beach $549,000 NEW Construction Galleon Bay 3 Bed 2.5 Bath fully furnished 3000 sq ft CBS home with 2 car garage and dock $949,000 Pineapple Point Resort Unit 18 New Luxury upper level condo with boat slip, storage unit and outstanding views of harbour! $775,000 Royal Palm 2380 2 Bed, 2 Bath lower condo unit on Brigantine canal with large 16 wide boatslip. Excellent investment priced at $240,000 Las Brisas 4 Bed, 3 Bath 2 Den 3000 sq ft private luxurious beachfront home on Windward Beach. $1,775,000 Royal Palm 2480 3 Bed, 3 Bath upper level condo with boatslip and upgrades. $399,000 Mariners Cove 1509 Town House, 2 Bed, 1.5 Bath, direct harbour view in desirable 1500 building. Fully furnished, includes garage. $244,500 Lot 8 Block 198 Brigantine canal homesite with 90 ft. of seawall in Treasure Cays most protected canal. Choice water views. $245,000 Lot 73 Block 199 13,635 sq. ft. canalfront homesite on Galleon Bay Rd with 90 of new seawall. Sea of Abaco views. $149,000 UNDER CONTRACTExecutive Leases:3 Bed 2 Bath charming 1800 sq ft newly renovated canal home with coastal chic decor, pool, dock, 2 min walk to TC Beach. $2,500 per month 3 bed 2 Bath 1645 sq ft 2nd oor luxurious Bahama Beach Club Resort Condo with pools, bars, restaurants on worlds top ten beach. $2,800 per month. 4 Bed 3 Bath luxurious beach home on Windward Beach, fully furnished, oce & den $3,000 per month John CashABR, BRI, CRS, Broker UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT er, Lyle Sawyer. Tonight we did alright, we hit the ball better and played a better defense. The Shiloh Destroyers beat the Bulldogs 16-2 during that meeting. The Bull dogs now hold a 3-1 record. On June 9, games were played at Bakers Field in Coopers Town. The F.E.S. time, they played against the R.J. Runners. The Runners accumulated 20 points, while the Peacocks earned 11. Sluggers and the Shiloh Destroyers, the Destroyers were victorious once again. They garnered 5 points in the game, while the DNR Sluggers scored 4 points. SportsSoftball From Page 16 at tournaments Proudly representing Abaco Central High School, the Marlins 13-and-under boys team placed third in the Agape Christian School Basketball Classic in October, before the team headed to Nassau in December to attend the Father Marcian Peters Tournament. According to Coach Shantell Penn, its been a busy year already for the Marlins. In February, the players travelled to Long Island to attend the North Long Island High Tournament where they made it In April, their next stop was Bimini where two junior teams competed. Penn overall, while the other team made it to the championship game and played against Bishop Michael Eldon High School. After placing second, the players were given the Labour Day Classic in June where they Meanwhile, the girls basketball team travelled to Freeport in February to the Geneva Rutherford Girls Classic where the Inter-school League, the under 15 team won their division, and the under 17 and senior girls both received second place. Penn gave thanks to all who supported them throughout the year. A special thanks to the parents who have enough faith in me to travel all over supporting all our functions. A special thanks to all those who have supported us over this school year including: Mr. Albert Jones, Ms. Farrington, Ms. Rahming, Mr. McIntosh, Mr. Charles and especially my mother Eunice Mills. Above:The Marlins basketball team, from around The Bahamas to compete in tourna for NationalsBy Timothy Roberts Addison Albury is the youngest of a group of 20 Abaco swimmers from the Abaco Swim Club who will compete at the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) 2012 National Championship Swim Meet held in Nassau on June 14 17. Brenda Sawyer, a swim instructor for the club, said we have some eight and under, some nine-ten and eleven-twelve year-olds going and we expect them all Please see Swim Page 22

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Page 42 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2012 Dr. Elaine Lundy -General Practioner Ms. Sandra Watson Ultrasound Technician, Echocardiogram Dr. Winston Campbell, Ears, Nose & Throat Specialist, Sleep Apnea Dr. Tonya HallGatroenterology www.auskellmedical.comDr. Freeman Lockhart -Orthopedic Surgeon Ms. Nikeia Watson Mammogram For Appointments Call 367-0020Extended Care (After Hours) Call 577-0113A General Practitioner is on staff Monday through SaturdayCall Auskell for dates of other doctorsDr. Keith Lewis -Chiropractor Dr. Gerhard Klassen -General surgeon Dr. Frumentus Leon Obstetrician Gynecologist Dr. Duranda Ash -Ophthamologist Dr. Paul Hunt Pediatrician, Asthma and Allergy Testing Dr. Edwin Demeritte, Neurologist / Neurophysiologist (Adults & Children) Dr. Michael Caplia Optometrist Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourT heHE placePLACE forFOR Y ourOUR entireENTIREautomobile AUT OMOBILE andAND truckTRUCK needsNEEDS Open 7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm F riday and Saturday T el: (242) 367-2979 We would eventually like to see little community centres like this spring up throughout the settlements and then throughout the islands so that people of the different settlements and islands can inter act more, stated Garnell. She and her friends have been able to procure a couple of grants to start the program but they are in great need of more bers of staff who are funded by the government apprenticeship scheme but government funding for this scheme will soon be coming to an end. As part of its community involve ment, the Island Waves Centre held a cleanup of the SC Bootle Highway on June in many different areas. It is also planning a two-week summer camp which will feature educational and fun activities and a series of education more about joining in the activities of the Centre or for information on how to assist with funding or to register for the summer school, may stop by Island Waves any day or evening. The Centre is located on Queen Eliza beth Drive just east of Memorial Plaza. Centre From Page 9 By Timothy Roberts Making up for a previously missed engagement, John Dinkleman Charge dAffaires at the US Embassy returned to Abaco to visit Every Child Counts (ECC) on June 7 speaking with them and assessing their needs. Mr. Dinkleman explained that due to engagement with ECC earlier this year and said this is his apology tour to beg their forgiveness for missing the previously scheduled meeting. He said he made it a priority to return to ECC because organizations assist ing those with special needs are close to my heart. He said he wanted to visit the school to see where they are and what their needs are and to be able to assist in any way they can. He complimented the school saying that the needs of Abaco appear to be well taken care of. He congratulated Lyn Ma jor or the work they are doing at the school. organizes annual fair On May 26, staff, students and parents of Little Darlings Academy joined hands to organize the schools 3rd Annual Fair, which was held at the BAIC Farmers Market and Craft Center. Principal Christine Bostwick was appreciative to all who showed support to them namely Benjamin Rahming for the use of the BAIC grounds, and Desmond and Audra Bootle for designing the shirts for the event. The school fair featured various games like hoopla, pick and win, and a payless table where people could purchase items at discounted prices. Of course, the bouncing castle was there and was a popular spot for the children in attendance. Tickets were available for purchase leading up to the event, and the commu nity enjoyed grilled pork chops, chicken and ribs with a choice of baked macaroni, salad, corn or potato made specially by Vangie Stuart and Barry Bostwick. Pastries were also sold. Although the event was a success, Bostwick said that the ticket sales and donations did not go as well as expected. She also apologized to the public for the long wait on their food, and passed out compli mentary sodas while persons were delayed on the line. Going forward, she said they know that better preparation will help them to Nevertheless, the funds raised will go toward the construction of a school build ing for Little Darlings Academy because theyve outgrown the space where they are now situated. Little Darlings is located next to the NIB Building in Dundas Town. Christine Bostwick can be contacted at 367-1317. By: Brieonna Russell Tristen Walkes, a senior at Forest Heights Academy, was presented a full scholarship to Howard University, located in Washington, D.C. at the 2012 College Explosion held May 26 at Change Minis tries Church. Shocked was the one word Tristen used to describe his feeling when his name was called to go and accept his scholarship from the Howard representative. Forest Heights Academy Principal James Richard did not tell Tristen why he had to go to the College Explosion because he simply wanted it to be a surprise, and a surprise it was. Tristen said he was very indecisive about attending Howard University because he had gone months without any response from them after he applied there last year in 2011. Please see Tristen Page 20

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June 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 43 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 Call: 242-577-0197 or 419-610-6336 Across 5. AGRICULTURE 6. GARBAGE 7. MONTAGU 9. KNOTS 14. CASCARILLA 15. HUTIA 18. CAT 19. SPEAR 20. LIGHTNING 21. ARCHIPELAGO 22. ANTILLES 23. HISPANIOLA Down 1. TREASURE 2. COMMONWEALTH 3. SCUBA 4. AQUATIC 6. GOAT 8. MANGOE 10. SCRAPE 11. FALSE 12. SUGAR 13. MANATEE 16. TONGUE 17. HIBISCUS 19. SHELLSAcross 3. Site of the 1942 riots; _____ Road 6. spring, fall and hurricane ar e all examples of ___________ 7. Chic ken or sheep's tongue. A popular dish. 8. One who sets out to start their own business. 11. Both what you do to your boat and the place you keep it. 12. Crawl after the rain. 14. _______ Cay; Home of the candy cane striped lighthouse. 16. Silve r ________; Queen's celebration. 18. Event that happens at the en d of high school and college. 19. Need ed to send mail. 21. Edward Teach Down 1. Slang; _______ Up To be messed up. 2. ______ Cay; Home of the S trand -ed Naked Party. 4. The commissioner of police in The Bahamas. 5. _____ cake; a sweet Bahami an bread or pastry. 6. Before motors; A type of ro wing. 9. One older than yourself; Baha 12. Used to make paintings and sails. 13. Pies, bread and pastries can be found at this type of shop. 15. Underhanded pitches. 17. A he avy ______; Winds rain and swell. 20. Soothes sunburn.

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Page 44 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2012 Once he was presented the scholarship which includes books, housing, and tuition paid in full for his 4 years of at tendance, Tristen said he was no longer indecisive about attending this school, but gust of this year. Along with his envelope of paperwork they gave Tristen a brand new backpack, which was one the prizes they gave out during the question and answer segment. With his new backpack, Tristen arrived home ready to spill the news to his mother Shemell Weech; however, he did not just simply tell her. Tristen said that he put the envelope, which held the paper work for my scholarship, inside of the backpack they gave me, came inside and told my mother that I did not get the scholarship. He handed the backpack to his mother; she opened the backpack see ing that there was an envelope in there with Howard University on it realizing that this was the scholarship, and was overwhelmed with emotion. Tristens mother screamed in excitement and tightly hugged her son. Howard University on August 11, Tristen is looking forward to majoring in engineer ing and having a minor in culinary. Although he claims that he is not nervous now, he says that once he is on the plane heading to Washington, D.C. he is sure that the nerves will then hit him. Tristen From Page 18 First Assembly of God Business Expo 2012 ent Showcase and Modeling Gone Wild event at their new community center in Marsh Harbour on Saturday, May 26. The event is a fundraiser for the mentoring program that Bekera Taylor founded and organizes. Student and adult performers got a chance to showcase their talent for the $1000 prize and an opportunity to attend the Creative Arts Summit in Bradenton, Florida this summer. Eight acts performed that evening including the newly formed Island Waves Band, Abaco Supreme Drill Team, First Assembly Praise Dancers (called The Move of God), and several duets and solo acts. The male group from Agape Christian School also made their debut performance. The group receiving a 93% out of a possible score of 100% was The Move of God Praise Dancers from First Assembly of God Marsh Harbour. Placing second was the Abaco Supreme Drill team who performed their and Candice Scott who sang and rapped. The top three performers will receive trophies at the party planned for the Labour Day weekend. Ms. Taylor stated that she is so excit ed that she now has a permanent place for students to come and showcase their talent. She told parents that beginning July great things will begin to happen at the center including the opening of their Hospitality and Technical Training School. Also performing for entertainment purposes on the program were Akeem Adderley, eight-year-old Lalik Watson, and Patrick Esperance and his sister Joanna. Akeem and the models paid tribute to the late Whitney Houston in song and by mod eling to one of her greatest hits. Approximately 16 models took part in the Models Gone Wild segment that showcased cool summer wear. Bishop Clayton Pastor of Marsh The Marsh Harbour Church of God held an installation service for their new pastor, Rev. Clayton McIntosh, on May 27, 2012. Rev. McIntosh is a very accomplished man in church ministry as Bishop Archeleus Cooper, Senior Pastor of Faith Walk Church of God in Coopers Town, men tored him. He started working in ministry in the 1970s and Bishop Cooper stated how he placed young Clayton to work alongside seasoned men in ministry and he excelled. Rev. McIntosh was received by church members, family, and friends who came out in large numbers to witness the occasion. Guests, family and friends came from all across the Bahamas and Miami, Florida. The installation service followed at which time Bishop McIntosh took his oath the holy oil.

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June 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 45 Worshippers attend Church of God members celebrated their 62nd Annual District Convention on June 6-10 at the Dundas Town Church of God. Services were offered nightly, and Bishop Anthony Campbell, district overconvention theme. Taken from Ezekiel 33:1-7, he embarked upon a sermon that targeted the theme: The Voice of the Church in a Dying Community. In his remarks, Bishop Campbell admonished the church to have a voice instead of making an echo, and to be a place where righteousness and holiness are preached and practiced. His main point was that the church must be a watchman that will warn people about their lifestyles, so they do not die in their sins. It would be unfortunate for the watchman to have the peoples blood upon him because then he would be held accountable. With that said, he pleaded with church members to amend their ways. As he neared the end of his sermon, Bishop Campbell said there are thousands of church members yet no moral or spiritu Rev. Clayton McIntosh was declared the Senior Pastor of Marsh Harbour Church of God and presented to the church. They applauded and congratulated him. Rev. McIntosh was presented with his Bible followed by remarks and wellwishes from those pastors and reverends who helped to groom him. Bishop From Page 20 al impact is being made in the community. Going back to the recent elections, he said that many had a voice for their political party, but no voice for God. Auskell Medical Centre announced the arrival of its decompression machine just after the Labour Day holiday. The equipment will be used in nonsurgical spinal decompression treatment of patients with herniated discs, disc protrusions, disc bulges or disc degenerations. Dr. Keith Lewis, a chiropractic physician at Auskell Medical Centre, explained that spinal decompression incorporates a laser assisted or laser-enhanced approach to speed healing and reduce pain more quickly. He and Dr. Matt Orem will offer the decompression program, which will run the course of 18 to 24 visits. After spinal decompression treat ments are completed, the patient then goes through 30 to 90 days of spinal rehabilita tion that will take place at the Abaco Auskell Fitness Centre, which is located near the Auskell Surgical Centre. ibility, strength and muscle balance. Dr. Lewis said that the success rate for patients opting for decompression is near 90 percent, whereas back surgery is only half or less than that amount. Seminars will be offered to demonstrate how spinal decompression works. Above: The decompression table at Auskell

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Page 46 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2012 Rentals: Services: ABACO ISLAND PHARMACY LTD.We have moved! Next to ECC and across from BTC, Marsh Harbour 367.2544 tel 367.6544 faxabacoislanpharmacy@gmail.comPrescriptions Testing Beauty Supplies Vitamins Supplements 8:30am 6pm Sundays 9am 4pm SIMMONS Security & InvestigationsSecurity Guards Armored Van Security Cameras Burglar Alarms Private Investigations Credit CollectionsResidential Commercial MarineFreeportTel: (242) 351-8321 Fax: (242) 351-1460AbacoTel: (242) 367-0321 Fax: (242) 351-1460 Business Service Directoryto do very well. She said that 12 yearold Miller Albury will also be going with the Bahamas National Team to Aruba to compete at the CISC (Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships) Champion ships starting on June22. The RBC Nationals will be the last Olympic qualifying event in The Bahamas before the upcoming Summer Olympic Games being held in London starting on July 27. Roman Pinder, Maddox Pinder, Trent Albury, Miller Albury, Taylor Al bury, Maddie Koepper, Marissa Albury and Carys Pinder all received High Point awards at the Perry Cook Memorial Swim Meet in May. Ms. Sawyer said that Addison, along with Maddox Pinder, at four and six yearsold are the youngest children from Abaco that will attend the Swim Meet this year. Were proud of our kids and I believe we have the best group of parents they all pitch in and help make the program suc -Swim From Page 17 cessful. The Abaco Swim Club holds a learn to swim program on Mondays and Wednes days from 4 to 4:30pm and are planning an adult swim program to run possibly once a week at 5:30pm starting in July. Ms. Sawyer said the goal of the club is to teach anyone who comes to us how to swim and swim well. side. Again from his viewpoint, the waterspout traveled from west to east and crossed him within a couple hundred yards and, using his 26 years of experience, he knew there was no presuming danger. Eyewitnesses concluded that the spec tacular waterspout, which lasted about 25 minutes, formed suddenly out of a loomed dark cloud and dissipated just the same out on the open water.Waterspouts From Page 1

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June 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 47 SEEKING EMPLOYMENT MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color high light on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE 26 Paramount, for sale without engines, starting price $8,500. Call 367-2833, 3675958, 577-6943 or 577-6213 29 Blackfin Combi F225, lorhrs. Marlin Tower w/duel helm $45,000 OBO. Call 357-666643 Motor Yacht, 120 Lehman Diesel engines. serious inquires contact 577-3279. 45 Uniflite, twin G.M. Diesels, central A/C (new), Onan Diesel Generator, 10 dinghy with 1-242-367-2833 BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALEJohnson 15HP 2-cycle outboard engine, less than 50 hrs. $1,250. 9All Fiberglass Dinghy $1,250. Call 366-0101 or 727-460-228717 Mitz Skiff, engines. $10,000 each. For more information call 366-2275 17 Hobie Cat Sport Sailboat, wings for sitting & hiking out, centerboard, fully rigged. $1,200. Call 561-628-5251 or email: domeyersmiles@aol.com 17 Open Fishing Boat, center console, ready for engine. No trailer. Will deliver. $3,250 ONO. Call 366-2802 NEW COLOR OPTIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIFIED18 Edgewater, 2-stroke, new wiring, battery & hydraulic steering. Ready to go. $7,500. Call Troy 365-517820 Proline w/200 Optimax, less than 250 hrs, always dealer serviced. See at M.H. Boat 458-9712 or email: k.s.goff@bellsouth.net 21 Boston Whaler, ha engines (400hrs). $12,500 OBO. Never used 42 lb Danforth Anchor $350 OBO & Used 42 lb Anchor, $150 Call 365-8179 22 Novurania RHIB (1992), needs work $1,200. 2006 Yamaha F115, 1300 hrs $1,900, runs well. Easy Loader Trailer $900. Will sell separately or together for $3,500. OBO Call 357-6666 24 Formula, custom hardtop & windshield, call 577-0340 24 Morgan (2002), maha 4-stroke w/800hrs. Tower w/ controls. $45,000. More details from budd409@aol. com, 242-366-3141 or 561-779-2482 Items for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats Property Management Couple Available, many years experience managing luxury homes & condominium complexes in Cable Beach & Lyford Cay. Willing to relocate to Abaco. Phone (242) 327-5237 or 467-2254 Boulders for Sale, approx 4x4x3 ft. Contact 367-2833, 367-5958, 577-6943 or 577-6213. Dryer, Whirlpool electric, runs great. $300 Call 561-248-1097 or email: bobbi@gpsclaims. com VEHICLES FOR SALE 2007 Chevrolet Colorodo Truck, crew cab, $17,000. One Owner. Priced to sell. Moving PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE MOBILE HOME FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS FOR RENT OR SALE WANTED TO BUYWanted to Buy: Commercial Properties or Acreage in Abaco. Fast CASH buyer. Send location and asking price to AbacoLand@hotmail. com. Hope Town, Specialist A collection of upscale homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or www.hopetown.com Marsh Harbour, Sky Developers 2 bed/1 bath, furnished, with A/C, washer and drier, water included, $1100/mo. Call Mrs. Green at 367-2660 Marsh Harbour, Gov Sub apt, 2 bed/2 bath, central A/C, newly renovated, fully furnished. Serious inquiries call 9-5 367-2951 or 5775086 after 5 p.m Marsh Harbour, 2 bed, 1 bath furnished apt, washer, dryer & generator. Seaview from deck. Located near Castle. Quiet area. $1,000/m. Call 367-3472 after 6pm Marsh Harbour, Located in Little Orchard 2 bed, 1 bath, fully furnished apartment, with $900 per month. Call 367-3186 Trailer For Sale, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully furnished Mobile Home. 5 minutes from Palm Beach Airport on Congress opposite Dog Tracks. Price $15,000. Call 367-2052 or 3672442 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color highlight on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com Marsh Harbour, Regattas, 2 bed condo overlooking pool, with tennis courts & beach ac cess. $1,800/mo. Available July 1st. Contact Donna at Island Properties 367-0737 Marsh Harbour, Cozy island home, 3 br/2 bath, 1500sf fully furnished just bring your clothes, master suite with bonus room, water views, pool, great location on Pelican Shores, avail imed., non-smoking home, Short or long term lease $1800 monthly. call 561-694-0443 or email: waterlabs@att.net Elbow Cays Best Houses and Land, rentals and sales. Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at www.hopetown.com Lubbers Quarters, new waterfront 3 bed, 3 bath home w/2 kitchens. Visit www.abacowa terfronthome.com Elbow Cays only private gated community, Marnies Landing. Elevated 1/2 acre parcel. Includes building plans, underground utilities and private boat slip. Fantastic views of Sea of Abaco & ocean. About 100 yard walk to the beach. Excellent opportunity at $389,000. PosTreasure Cay Canal front property with 111 dock, boat lift, davits, & cleaning station. REDUCED TO $349,000. Call 305-245-6043 or hquin1902@gmail.com Treasure Cay Lot, one block from beach. Excellent Buy. Call 225-3211 Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale Turtle Rocks, Log Cabin on 1/2 acre. One full bdrm, one sleeping loft, one bathroom. Large screened-in porch. Total 1,396 sq ft. Electricity, well and septic in place. Appraised at $161,000 in 2007. Asking $160,000. No brokers or Real Estate inquires. Long term rental would be considered. Call 475-7871 or email dwebbwedr@aol.com Bahama Palm Shores, lot for sale, 100 x 150, at main entrance, water well complete and ready for BEC. $36,000. Call 458-1144 Cherokee Hill Top, lot # 16, approximately 10,000 square feet. Call 357-6883

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June 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 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 RequestedVOLUME 20 NUMBER 12 JUNE 15th, 2012 Eleven perish in boating tragedy By Timothy Roberts Eleven people, including two chil dren, perished when a boat heading to Florida developed engine trouble and sank in the area of Hawksbill Cays (just north of Fox Town) sometime close to 9pm on Sunday, June 10. Local police and rescue agencies were not alerted about the sinking until late in the afternoon on Monday as no one had reported it until a young man (a survivor that swam to shore) walked into the police station in Marsh Harbour around 3pm that day. It was reported by the survivor a nineteen year-old male that possibly as many as six other people swam to shore but they quickly disappeared into the night. According to Noel Curry, Abacos ed to help a young lady swim to shore but she was swept away by a wave. He then focused on getting himself to safety. He told police he swam from 9 pm Sunday evening until 3 am Monday morning. Mr. Curry said the police have since detained eight persons (including the survivor) who are assisting with the investiga Please see Tragedy Page 2 By Timothy Roberts Bringing the spotlight to Abaco, and more particularly, Green Turtle Cay, renowned angling authority George PoveroWorld of Saltwater Fishing, which airs on NBC Sports on Saturday mornings. The avid angler who also serves as Editor-At-Large for Salt Water Sportsman Magazine, one of Americas oldest and largest publications on the sport of I love The Bahamas; the variety of boater and I love running my boat over Since coming to The Bahamas in 1979 with his father he has fallen in love Green Turtle Club hosts Above: George Poveromo holds a dolphin caught just north of Green Turtle Cay during glass panels in lantern roomThanks to the efforts of Abacos Port Department, the Bahamas Lighthouse Preservation Please see Fishing Page 14

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2012 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com tion. They are currently searching for the captain of the 25-foot vessel called Cosy Time (previously incorrectly reported as Glory Time) who will face charges relating to the deaths of the passengers. It is believed that the captain was smuggling about 28 Haitian migrants, infourteen men, into the United States. The boat left the area of Farm Hill near Treasure Cay around 5pm on June 10. Search and rescue efforts were suspended on June 12 with the remaining 12 passengers presumed dead. According to Bahamas Police Assis tant Superintendent Loretta Mackey, the Royal Bahamas Defense Force along with assistance from the US Coast Guard who dispatched helicopters from bases in Andros and Miami were involved in the efforts. Mr. Curry said eleven bodies were the ages of 8-10 years-old and six young women between the ages of 18-24 yearsold. Authorities are still working to iden tify the bodies and to determine their le gal status. The bodies were brought in to Marsh Harbour just after 9 pm and were sent to Nassau just after 12am on June 12 The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell called the incident a terrible tragedy, adding that the government continues to warn individuals about taking such dangerous risks. Loss of life is always tragic. We keep saying to people that you shouldnt be engaged in any kind of activity that is dangerous like this. It is a terrible tragedy, he said. Mr. Curry urged people who are planning such trips to realize that lives have been lost and we dont want any more lives to be lost due to them taking unnecessary risks with theirs and others lives. He advised anyone who knows of such a trip being planned to inform the police so that they can prevent any further loss and grief happening. Tragedy From Page 1 3rd annual Central to be heldFriends of the Environment is once again holding their annual derby to catch ulating the Bahamian waters. Last year caught in the all-day event, and they are hoping to have yet another successful year. The Captains Meeting and Late Registration will be held on June 22 from 5-7 p.m., and on June 23 from sunrise to 4:00 p.m. the derby will be held. Once the derby has been completed will be held at 6:30 pm. First place winner will receive $1,500, second place $1,000, and third place $500. Additional prizes will be distributed for largest and smallest for 4th place and below. For registration forms please contact 367-2721 or info@friendsoftheenviron ment.com Through a partnership with Terry and Derrick Benjamin of New Vision Min istries, Garnell Stuart-Limperes, founder of Island Waves: Patti Limperes Creative Community Cultural Centre and C4 Studio, organized a cleanup campaign on a two-mile stretch of the S.C. Bootle Highway on June 9. About 11 people assisted, so they were split into three teams to cover the route. After three hours of picking up an assortment of litter between Bustick Bight and an area known as Stink Pond, 36 garbage bags were collected. Stuart-Limperes said that the cleanup campaign originated with the New Vision, and that Island Waves wanted to network and partner with organizations that are already doing positive things in the com munity. She said that they had a small, intimate group out for the cleanup campaign, Island Waves organizes The Abaconians for any business or orga nization. If you organize free ads. Please see Trash Page 5

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June 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 and the exercise allowed them to get to know each other better. Most importantly, volunteers were amount of trash that had accumulated on the verges that border the highway. We really need to have more of an awareness of whats going on in the com munity. If everyone got involved and did one cleanup project a year, I think that would make a big difference, said StuartLimperes. Stuart-Limperes said that the goal is to have more organizations and groups involved with leaders encouraging their members to participate. Additionally, she said that if ten groups from South, Cen tral and North Abaco come together, they could basically cover and clean up the whole stretch of the island. Like Stuart-Limperes, Ms. Benjamin said she is willing to partner with anyone who wants to help, and that sometimes she does clean ups on her own. Instead of just cleaning up all of the mess, we also need to come up with a solu tion, she reasoned. Its not just clean ing up the mess behind people. If you see someone throwing trash out the window tell him or her to pick it up. Dont laugh with them when they think its funny because theres nothing funny about it.Trash From Page 5 Pilot Club hosts fundraiser to attend The Pilot Club of Abaco has been referred to as community-minded and, ac cording to President Elect Augustine Wil liams, they are more focused that ever on making a lasting impact on the communi ties on Abaco. Twice monthly they host a yard sale in the area of the Mudd and Peas in front of the old Ministry of Education Building. They held a souse-out on May 26 at the residence of the president elect. On sale and pig feet served with Johnnycake. Besides raising funds to send the president to the Pilot International Conven tion in Las Vegas this summer during July 17-22, they also provide funds towards the has been the main cause for which Pilot Abaco club will attend the convention as well. Mr. Williams stated that at the convention, they would receive training, get an update on brain-related diseases, and learn regulations and procedures of Pilot International. He added that even though they focus on brained-related diseases, the club is based on friendship and service. Mr. Williams further stated that he and six delegates just returned from District Convention in Freeport, which was held over the weekend of May 19 and 20. Those delegates were Paul Pinder President, Augustine Williams, Luzena Dumercy, Barbara Williams, Claudia Pinder and Christina Lightbourne. At this convention they discussed district business, elected new board members and installed a new governor. Friends of the Environment are set ting out to help the environment by rais ing awareness of the litter problem and help reduce it here in Abaco. The main area they are planning to tackle is along Ernest Dean Highway, primarily from Marsh Harbor to Snake Cay. They are inviting as many people in the community to come out and help clean up, and they plan to cooperate with com mercial truck drivers and owners of local dumps to make this clean up even more effective. Friends of the Environment also provides data forms for those who choose to do clean ups in their own area, on their own time. Along with constant clean ups and local presentations, Friends of the EnvironMarine Explorers where they help high school students who are interested in the formed of their surroundings. They have about 8 students who attend, and they are organized into different groups to match their potential studies. Pilot Club holds installation and Six new members joined the Rain bow Pilot Club of Abaco and four new and project coordinators on June 9. Past Governor of the Pilot Club of Nassau Deshann Clare-Paul stated that this Abaco Club is the only one that has men and has had a man as president and will install another male president today. Each of them was pinned by their sponsor then they recited the Pilot Pledge. The new members initiated that night were: Linda Strachan, Margo Dean, Stacy Dean, and Nerlyne Dieujuste. Outgoing President Paul Pinder thanked the Pilot members for working with him this past year. It was a challeng ing yet exciting one and for their support, he will present them with small tokens at their next meeting. Charlamae Fernander was presented Please see Pilot Page 6

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2012 new members and Pinder stated that now which they have received at conferences over the years for net growth. The club was commended by Antoinette Carroll, Past Governor of Lucaya for being consis tent in their growth and progressive in their projects.Pilot From Page 5 51 cited; 8 arrested A police road block called Operation Clean Sweep took place on June 4 in the downtown area of Marsh Harbour as well as Dundas Town and Murphy Town. lice Station and its detective unit including a successful operation, joined him. There We were in full force, we hit the streets, and we just want to remind the few persons who are not law abiding that the do it, Murphy said. Murphy explained that three check points were set up along Don Mackay Boulevard along with several hot spots where searches were conducted. At the end of the four-hour operation, drug-related offenses. Among that number, eight people were arrested for drug offenses involving the possession of marijua na and cocaine, two persons for loitering, one for disorderly behaviour and a warrant of arrest was issued for one other person. Our concern is a number of persons who are selling dangerous drugs in the community and creating a nuisance by being loud and going about the community smoking marijuana as though its legal, he said. We want to remind persons in Abaco especially the younger persons that marijuana and cocaine possession is still illegal in The Bahamas, and we will not allow them to just haphazardly smoke at will. for RENEW The Abaco Community Relations Department of the Royal Bahamas Police ENEW program on May 21. The program will be installed at Abaco Central High School, which was se lected as the pilot school for the program. Quotes for materials and mentorship forms were some of the items to be dis cussed, along with a date to view the proposed classroom that would be used for the launch of RENEW. According to W/Sgt 2483 Jocelyn Bahamas Police Force, they also talked about mentor training and CPR training for mentors. Whitney Bain of Whitsun Leadership Group and Vernelle Swain of Wellspring Leadership and Development Center, agreed that a summer camp would be benduring the school break. Both Bain and Swain will offer separate programs during the summer. For Bains L.I.F.E. program, theres a registration fee of $20 and a cost of $12 per month that includes a CD. His program will take place every Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the Latterrain Church in Dundas Town. As for Swain, she sought to offer her summer program to displaced females who may have issues at home or within them selves. Her program will be hosted for a three-weekend period with three different groups, and target girls between the ages weekends in August, and is free to the public with the assistance of funding from the Jawette Evans from the Social Servic es Department also updated the group on their departments program, which is being offered to sexually traumatized females. It is a six-week program, which informs females of the dangers of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and how to protect themselves. The program begins on July 5, and is offered on Thursdays only from 3-5 pm for girls ages 10-15 at the SoThe next RENEW meeting is tenta tively scheduled for July 2 at 11 a.m. at the Christian Counselling Centre. NIB propertiesBy Timothy Roberts During a trip to Abaco on June 4 Minister of Labour and National Insurance, Shane Gibson toured the sites of two National Insurance Board (NIB) projects and met with staff as he assessed the state of affairs on Abaco. Mr. Gibson indicated that his primary concern with the hospital focused on the property and questions on why it is that the minister at the time sold seven acres of Crown Land to two individu als normally housing land is sold in lots not in acre age and why seven acres of the same land was then granted to NIB for the mini-hospital. We will look into that and see exactly what happened and why the Please see Gibson Page 7 We are about the of the hospital

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June 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 For Reservations: Bahamas 242.365.8500 USA/Canada 800.284.0382 www.BahamaBeachClub.com Spacious 2, 3, 4 & 5 bedroom rentals Voted: Best Beach in the Caribbean Two resort restaurants oceanfront dining Two fresh water pools and Jacuzzis Nearby 18 hole Golf course and 150 slip marina Free WiFi & long distance calls to the USA & Canada real luxury. real bahamas.A BEACHFRONT VILLA... FOR THE PRICE OF A HOTEL ROOM! Minister sold seven acres of housing land to two individuals, he said. He said they also found it interesting that there were some 300 persons hired on the government work program and we ment spent $48 million on the government program when the budget was for $25 mil lion. He also revealed that due to extra work done on the site of the government Gibson From Page 6 complex because of the many caves and holes there, the cost overruns were over $2 million. He said We are excited about the construction of the hospital; we had it on the drawing board the last time we were in but we didnt get to start it, but we will complete it. The government complex should have been occupied a long time ago, he furnishings are in. I understand they are waiting on the parking lot paving to be completed. He said they also looked at the spaces and may need to reassess who will occupy the building because the building was designed with certain depart ments in mind who would occupy it. Some of spaces cant be changed but there are areas where we may feel it could be better utilized and we will make those changes, he said. He said he found some of the design of the government complex interesting as it will require subsidized maintenance, whereas government buildings are usually designed to be low maintenance. dark oak furnishings and some eight foot doors and features you would normally see more in the private sector but not in the government sector. He spoken to the staff many of whom are looking forward to occupying the new building which he hopes will be ready by the beginning of July if all goes well. government spent $48 million... $25 million. details have been provided yet on a long provide partial relief in Marsh Harbour

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2012 From the Editor's Desk // Finding Opportunity 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/VISAAn ugly thing happened. I want to extend my condolences to everyone who was affected by that tragedy on the water. In a way I suppose we all are affected. For something so terrible to happen so close to our shores is a stark contrast to how we perceive our everyday life here in The Bahamas. There is still quite a bit of rumor, hearsay and false information circulating. But this paper has presented the most complete set of facts we could credibly procure at this time. In the coming weeks and months hopefully a clearer picture will emerge. And during my tenure as editor of this newspaper I hope I never have to cover anything so tragic. I hope I see more of the beauty. The new terminal opening in a few months is one beautiful event I am incredibly excited for. All of Abaco is excited for it. Its not just the glimmering jewel of having something new and shiny which it is, Ive been inside and that terminal will be gorgeous but its the promise. It is the promise of bringing more to Abaco and our children. It is opportunity. But we cant forget that the promise of opportunity can be counter to our best interest. It could make us lazy and forget that real opportunity starts closer to home. It starts with us seizing what we know and what we have and making the best of it. It starts with us making our own example of what we think Abaco should be. Others will notice. The one set of people in particular I hope begin noticing their potential to make opportunity are having a very special month. All our high school graduates are making that walk down the aisle: ceremoniously wedding their future, for better or for worse. I hope they realize that though a great many things are out of their control they still have the responsithey have the right to create and pursue opportunity. They do not need to wait for the next big thing or for the runway to start landing jumbo jets. smaller. But even though they might start some day. And I completely believe that about Abacos youth. But they need role models. They need co-pilots. They need to see us make things happen. If they watch us waiting for the government to do everything they will chart the same So I offer my congratulations a bright future to make. I also offer congratulations to the parents, guardians and mentors of our newest set of business leaders, nurses, doctors, lawyers, educators, politicians and members of our community. It is an exciting time. And it is beautiful. Events a reader. Please send

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June 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 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 Letters to the Editor Dear Editor, Thank you for giving me the opportunity and space in your newspaper to voice my concerns. I was quite bothered recently when I saw grass being laid at two government know who has the contracts of either land scaping job; however, I saw some stark contrasts, and seeing as its our money being spent to do these projects I feel well within my rights to comment. I noticed at the Government Complex the grass being laid around the outside of the structure is pleasantly green. I have found out that the grass used here is locally grown. I, as a tax paying Bahamian, approve of this, especially knowing that a pallet of locally grown grass is similar in cost to imported grass. At the airport; however, I was upset with what I saw. I saw a crew of men lay ing brown grass. The grass looks horrible. I realize with the rain and given some time it will likely regain its green luster but it looks awful. Add to this the fact that this is the same grass that sat a few days at the port which means it was imported and I have to voice my disappointment. Not only do we have a capable grass company here, but there are risks involved in importing grass which includes the probable importation of invasive creatures (bugs, spiders and even snakes). The condition of the imported grass will eventually improve. But, as a tax payer, and as someone who is concerned that especially in these tough economic times my money is spent responsibly, I would rather see my money spent locally on locally grown products. to include clauses in contract that require the use of local labour and products in the execution of contracts. Dear Editor, I would like to say a big thank you to all the ferry drivers who come into and out of Hope Town Harbour. For the past 5 months we have been running junior sailing classes every Saturday and the kids have been learning how to sail into and out of the harbour. Every time a ferry comes by, they slow down to wait until the kids are completely clear. They often give friendly waves and encouragement and off course I think the tourists on the ferry enjoy seeing the kids too (unless they are late Its great to see our current captains being so considerate of our future ones, Thank you, Matthew McCoy Head InstructorWarning shotsDear Editor, We have often recommended to our friends and relatives that they visit Abaco for a wonderful vacation. In early June one of our friends was doing just that. At 10:19 am on the 8th day of June, 2012 our friends were in a rental boat headed out of the Treasure Cay marina for a snorkeling trip off Guana. There were two men and two women onboard and they were in a group of 4 to 6 other boats running in that same general direction. They saw the Bahamas Defence Force craft headed their way with its blue lights sort of emergency run to Treasure Cay and didnt give it another thought. When the warning shot landed 20 yards off to the side of their boat they were shocked and amazed to learn they were the ones being pursued. Our friends were separated, interrogated and chastised by the Defence Force personnel. The boat was searched and they were informed that they should be travel ing with their customs documentation, boat rental agreement and their passports (to go snorkeling). They did not have any spears or dangerous contraband on board so they were allowed to continue on. It can be argued that they should have heard the BDFs siren and P.A. announce ment but the noise of their 2 cycle outboard and their own conversation prevented that. It can be argued they should have paid more attention to a law enforcement boat but since they were doing absolutely nothing wrong, it didnt occur to them that it could be coming for them. I think it could also be argued that this was totally reckless and unprovoked behavior on the part of the BDF. While Im all in favor of hitting druggies and poachers with the full impact of the law, it seems logical to see at least some hint of hope someone is able to rein these guys in before they run off anymore of our friends.Professional helpDear Editor, We have been in the Abacos for a month, enjoying the gorgeous beaches and quaint towns. Unfortunately, we had a refrigeration problem that required professional help. We pulled into Harbour View Marina, one of our favorite places in Marsh Harbour because of the amenities and the wonderful people. The owners, Bob and Phyllis and Troy, and the staff, Marcel and Ron, are so helpful and friendly that you feel like a member of their family. Troy was able to recommend a friend, Sean Nixon, to help us and he came immediately to the boat. We had to order a new refrigerator, and the U.S. on a charter. weekend to get us working. We were so pleased with the response time, the excel lent installation, and the fair labor charges. The Abacos are a truly friendly place, and we couldn't have had better service if we'd been in a marina in the States. Thank Jay and Nancy Watlington s/v Serendipity

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2012 STANDARD HARDWARELumber & Plumbing Supplies email: standardhardware@netbusiness.comMake Fathers Day Special!Happy Fathers Day! By Timothy Roberts Thanks to a concerted effort between the Port Department on Abaco and some lighthouse enthusiasts, repairs continue on the Elbow Reef Lighthouse with the new glass being placed in the lantern room. Leeland Russell, head of Abacos Port Department, along with Annie Potts, direc tor of the Baha mas Lighthouse Preservation Society (BLPS), Steve Varhola, a historical construction mechanic and Jackson Blatch, who is being trained how to install the glass by the BLPS for the Port Depart ment. Several panes of glass were found to be damaged after Hurricane Irene passed in August of 2011. Several have been replaced already and three new panes arrived pairs. Mr. Russell said the effort is a col laboration between members of the BLPS and the Port Department and said they are thankful also to the shipping company who waived fees for the transport of the glass. The three diamondshaped pieces of clear glass are four-feet high and twofeet wide and will replace old paneling on the lighthouse's lantern room. Ms. Potts said that its her desire that the historic Elbow Reef Lighthouse in the Bahamas will remain The Cays a beacon of hope forever. "Lighthouses are a very im portant part of Bahamian his tory and cul ture," she said. "It's worth keeping it as active history. It needs to be maintained. Elbow Reef Lighthouse was built in 1864 by the British Imperial Lighthouse Service and is one of the last of its kind; the world's last hand-wound, keroseneburning lighthouse. It must be wound by hand every two hours and its manned every night by a third generation of keepers. Potts estimates each custom-crafted panel, manufactured in South Carolina, costs roughly $1,000. She estimates replacing every panel of the lantern room could cost $100,000. All improvements are funded by donations to the BLPS, she said. Green Turtle Cay about 5 years ago prothat featured local guide Ronnie Sawyer. Despite several days of bad weather during their trip Mr. Poveromo said they -Fishing From Page 1 ing and enough material for two shows; He said he reeled in several dolphins (mahi mahi), a triple tail and a blue marlin having his day shortened by rain, he reeled in several grouper and a mutton snapper. He said that every trip he has made to Green Turtle Cay has gone very well. He said that the Cay is a nice quiet and quaint settlement not overwhelmed with too many is very professional and is a beautiful area. Molly McIntosh, sales manager at the Green Turtle Club where Mr. Poveromo stays when here, give us more exposure and we saw the benHe has returned (to the Green Turtle Club) several times over the years, and Mrs. McIntosh said she had been in contact with him for the past year to set up this trip. Wynsome Ferguson, Head of Minis try of Tourism Abaco, said A show of this caliber is a huge plus for promoting tion in the region and the world. history. an even better story in your photo on

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June 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 No stars could be seen in the misty sky of June 1 evening. There was one star, however, performing that evening: Taylor Hicks, winner of the 2006 American Idol. The only light up high was that of a pale moon glowing through a halo, watching over the performance that was about to begin on the little island of Green Turtle Cay. How did such a famous artist end up performing on Abaco? Well, according to the artist himself, he fell in love with the island and the people while participating in during a former visit. In October of last year, he contacted the Green Turtle Club, and then it kind of just happened, he said. After nine months of working out the details with his Tour Manager, coordinating the trip with the Clubs Manager, Molly McIntosh and Ministry of Tourisms Wynsome Ferguson, Taylor Hicks arrived at the Treasure Cay Airport on May 30 with an entourage of nine people. A welcome reception organized by the Ministry of Tourism awaited him before he left for Green Turtle Cay. The rain that had been falling in downpour all day abated towards the eve ning, prompting the tour manager and the performers to set up on the deck of the Green Turtle Club, in the shadow of a large buttonwood tree, instead of inside. A crowd of approximately 180 people The Cays Green Turtle Clubmance area. Finally, shortly after nine, Taylor Hicks made his entrance with his tour manager and keyboard player, Bryan Less and a percussion man, Jeff Grady, under the applause of an audience of all ages. Sitting on a stool, holding his guitar, dressed in a plaid shirt and jeans, smiling and joking easily, Taylor Hicks immedi ately won the heart of the spectators. His popularity increased as he started playing in a heartfelt way, a repertoire of his songs as well as other artists. Back to Louisiana accompanied with guitar and harmonica, Get back, How sweet it is to be loved by you, and Nineteen, com America, were only a few of the pieces he performed during his two hours on stage. The laid back setting and his choice of songs made you feel as if the singer was playing and singing exclusively for you in a private performance. Bryan Less called it an intimate acoustic. During autograph signing and photo taking, the artist amiably posed with anyone who wanted to be photographed with him followed the concert. At the same time tickets were being drawn so the lucky win Turtle Club owner, Adam Showell, could claim CDs, a harmonica, posters and Tshirts donated by Mr. Hicks and have them This is like a vacation for me, said the performer. Real work will start this summer when I am due to play in Las Vegas for two months. In the meantime, do what any other tourist might do while on Abaco; snorkeling, diving, boating, perhaps an impromptu jamming with the Gully Roosters and, of course, visit Nippers on Sunday. His plans for the future? Working on a country record in Nashville, Tennessee and hopefully doing an annual show on Green Turtle Cay. The two musicians accompanying him on this trip have been friends of his for a long time. Brian Less and Taylor Hicks have played together for ten years. Jeff Grady accompanies him on and off on tours. The remainder of his entourage was in charge of promotion.

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Hilltop lot with starter cottage, harbour and ocean views $198,000 Home on 2 acres on Little Harbour 100 private dock, landscaped $695,000 VACATION & LONG TERM RENTALS Casuarina Point 2 bed/2 bathRegattas Condos 2 bed/2 bathLong Beach 3 bed/ 2 bath www.islandpropertiesbahamas.comTel: (242) 367-0737 Fax: (242) 367-0736IPB has positions available for licensed real estate agents. BROKERSJames and Donna Rees Chris and Molly Roberts for the future A public meeting was held at the Friends of the Environment Conference Room on June 6 to discuss the future of the Catherine Booker, a marine scientist from Community Conch, said their organization has carried out several surveys in The Bahamas and that the presentations are took place from 2009 to 2011 and occurred in the Berry Islands, Andros and the Exuma Cays. Two surveys will take place on Aba co with one in Sandy Point and the other in Moores Island this year, and Booker said she would soon visit Eleu thera. aging results than what we have so far in other areas of The Bahamas, she stated. Unfortunately, it seems that conch are declining in the places weve been so far, and thats discouraging news because its such an important resource for The Bahamas. The surveys are primarily focused on conch density, which refers to the number of conch in an area. Conchs depend on high density for reproduction. Booker said, If theres more conch in the area, theres going to be more mat ing going on. This is critical to make sure that the population is sustained and the The surveys also analyze the reproductive maturity of conch and their lip thickness. Lip thickness indicates the age have revealed that conchs are maturing much later than before. Booker said that this needs to be taken into consideration when we discuss what needs to be done to protect the conch for the future. She added that overall this is a concerning matter for Bahamians and those in is an issue that needs to be solved. Its not a scientist issue, its not a conservation organization issue, its not a or your average conch salad lovers issue, Booker said. Its everybodys issue, so I think its important that we all put our issue Catherine Booker at her presentation of population sees Trust The Bahamas National Trust in conjunction with Dr. Frank Rivera and Caroline Stahala recently conducted an inten sive survey of the Abaco parrot on the island of Abaco. Population surveys were conducted in 2002 resulted in estimates of the Abaco parrot population of about 2,500 parrots with similar values in the following years. This year, Dr. Rivera and Stahala, who took part in the initial surveys, helped by BNT wardens and volunteers, conducted a 10 year follow up survey to determine the change in the Abaco parrot population since management began. The results indicate that the Abaco parrot population has increased since the BNTs management efforts were imple mented with a new estimate of just over 4,000 parrots on Abaco. The BNT has been concerned about the Abaco parrot population since the 1980s. Studies indicated that the major threat to the parrots were feral cats who cause serious problems to the parrots during the nesting season by entering the underground nesting cavities and killing the breeding adults and chicks. The BNT implemented an intensive predator control effort in 2009 throughout the parrot nesting area culminating in the hiring of Marcus Davis as Deputy Park whose primary responsibility is to oversee the predator control program. During the breeding seasons the BNT has seen a decrease in the number of breeding parrots killed and nest success increase. The question, though, remained whether this effort would translate into an increase in the Abaco parrot population size. Survey results indicated that predator control has led to an increase in nest suc cess. In addition, the Abaco parrots have weathered several hurricanes over the last 10 years and still appear to show a popula tion increase. According to David Knowles, BNT Director of Parks, This gives us hope that with continued management efforts we can continue to have a healthy and viable endemic parrot population on Abaco. found in The Bahamas

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2012 White Sound, Elbow CayFULL SERVICE MARINA WATERFRONT VILLAS For local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.comBahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun.Enjoy a delicious dinner with usSea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Happy Hour Daily 5 pm 6 pmOpen Year RoundCome lounge at The Helm, our indoor bar Sunday Night BBQ Buffet Kids under 13, half price LIVE MUSIC by: Brown Tip Rake N Scrape Every Sunday 6:30 pm 9 pm The Bahamas Marine By Brieonna Russell Charlotte Dunn, the president of The Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization says that their goal is to get more Bahamians involved in researching and participating in the organization and also to promote conservation of marine mam research and educational outreach. In 2003, the summer camp known cial help from Lyford Cay. It allows local children from Sandy Point (the researchs base) to become more informed of the environment and also the marine life. Although the Bahamian government has not supported the organization, the U.S has helped in partnering with them to make their research possible. For more information or applications for camp please visit their website www. bahamaswhales.org photographs displayed When there is a photograph capturing a moment in history, there is little need for words. The photo is often said to speak for itself. Bob Davies has been compiling old photos of The Bahamas dating back to the 1800s to digitally upload to his website, OldBahamas.com. I started collecting old postcards and photographs of The Bahamas while I lived in Freeport from 1989 to 2000, said Davies. I realized they should be accessible to everybody, so I decided to put them on a website for all to see. Davies and his wife plan to open a store to display and sell copies of the photographs in Freeport, where they hope to move next summer from the Turks and Caicos Islands. Over 1800 photos are now available on OldBahamas.com, with new pictures added as they become available. Davies can be reached at his e-mail bob@therumelier.com for inquiries and photo submissions. Photos courtesy of Bob davies and OldBa

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June 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 Enjoy great dining at Anglers Restaurantor casual fare at our famous pool bar both at the waters edge in Marsh Harbour KaraokeTuesday night by the Pool Bar starting at 8 pm. Rake n ScrapeDance with Brown Tip every Friday night starting at 8:30 pm. Calypso NightClint Sawyer LIVE every Saturday night at 8:30 pm. Stephen ColebrookEnjoy Stephens versatile piano music and vocals Wednesday through Sunday.Contact us at 367-2158www.AbacoBeachResort.com A young entrepreneur a businessBy Brieonna Russell opening of 18-year-old Dakotah Delancys local health and beauty store in Marsh Harbour. Dishy is located upstairs in the sea foam green building across from Curly Tails Restaurant. A graduate of the Class of 2011 from St. Francis De Sales, Delancy wanted to further her education by going off to col lege, but her plans took a detour. She returned back to Abaco and decided to not fall under the statistics but to become an entrepreneur at a young age. When asked if starting her own busi ness was expensive, Delancy said it was less expensive than she had anticipated. With a supportive family and strong moth er by her side she accomplished opening her dream store. Her business has blossomed over the short months that it has been opened, and has expanded from only selling small things such as jewelry, makeup etc. to clothes, shoes, bags, sunglasses, phone cases and other items. Delancy said business is going unbelievably great, and it has become more successful than I had ever imagined. She also stated how since starting and opening her own business it has given her a dose Businessof reality and taught her a whole lot of responsibility. Eventually, Delancy plans to expand Dishy to other main cities such as Nassau and Freeport, and possibly open a location in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. When asked how she thinks her busi ness will change in the next 5 to 10 years, Delancy said that she wishes to be well known throughout The Bahamas, and have achieved branching out her store to her set locations. Delancy advises others who want to start their own business to remain patient and optimistic. It is not easy, but if you take things slow and plan accordingly, you will achieve the goal you had set out to do. So many people see healthcare as the responsibility of the Ministry of Health, doctors and nurses. In fact, healthcare is the responsibility of all of the government departments, every company and individu al in our country. When I tell this to people they always have a curious look on their face. We all can take steps to keep ourselves out of the healthcare system, which is in itself health care. I will dedicate some articles in the future to that subject. Today I would like to focus on how companies can help with healthcare. One company that has been causing Abaco Healthcare, my company that runs Marsh Harbour Medical Centre and Corbett Medical Centre in Treasure Cay, so many problems is the Bahamas Telecom munications Corporation or "BTC. Abaco Healthcare has invested thousands of dollars in modern telecommunica tions equipment and electronic health care record systems. These systems allow us to enhance patient care in so many ways. We built these systems based on the promise of fast and RELIABLE telecommunications. We have not received the services that we have been promised and paid for. How it affects our patients can be very serious. We have a computerized phone system that can route emergency calls to the cell phone of our nurses and support staff. This allows us to respond to our patients ner. What has been happening is the static in the local Marsh Harbour lines have been causing disconnections to occur before the patients can tell what their emergency is and us who they are. The static has also jammed our phone system so that no outgo ing calls were possible. Even when the system is not jammed by poor land line service, it also occurs with cell phones as calls are not connect ing properly. Voicemails are popping up hours later on our phones from patients who are in need of help. BTC has made it and continues to healthcare to our patients. This has not yet caused a loss of life but it has caused undue suffering to some patients. Doing your job and doing it well can have a ripple effect which could change someone's life. I encourage everybody who is em ployed at BTC to work as hard as they can and to continue to press their bosses to ensure a quick transition to the new phone system so that no lives are lost. It would be a tragedy to have a loss of life because of an upgrade that has been executed poorly. Opinion

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2012 The Moorings Yacht ChartersThe Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class The Conch Inn Resort Curly Tails The Conch Inn Resort and Marina Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you. The Conch Inn Marina Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tide North Bar Channel July 2012 Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new power boats 34 ft. mono-hull or 37 or 45 ft. Catamaran and Mini MartBy Samantha Evans Sarah Swain opened R & B Deluxe Ice Cream and Mini Mart on Samson Road in Murphy Town on April 28. Her business specializes in pies, ice cream, cheese cake and banana splits. Her strawberry, butter pecan, rum raisin and coconut. She also sells hot patties that are homemade and those that come from Original Patties in Nassau. She has chicken, veggie and beef patties. sugar, or old-fashioned cones. Other items on the snacks menu are salties, hot dogs and sherbet. She hopes to add egg rolls in the coming weeks. At the mini mart, she sells breadbasket items, toi letries, and feminine products. She can be contacted by calling 2251226. BusinessEntrepreneur Watch By Brieonna Russell Abaco Golds jewelry storeowner, Percy Pinder, was interviewed about the tourism industry today and how he sees the season unfolding. When asked where he sees the tourist industry heading he stat ed how its been very positive now and business. He also said that business now is slightly better than last year. Along with their statement sand dollar jewelry piec es, Mr. Pinder said that, the conch pearl has become very popular. Ashley Sands, manager of Java, a local coffee shop, also had a positive opinion when asked how business was going. She said business is very good; although it is up and down it is nice to see tourists walk ing the strip again. Ms. Sands says that having Internet access has been a good way to lure those tourists in, especially the foreign boaters that are in for season. Whether a popular jewelry store like Abaco Gold, or a local coffee shop like Java they have both agreed upon one thing, that the businesses lately are start ing to see an encouraging change in the industry. keeping optimistic when it comes to the season. Owner Laurence Higgs says that last year, but I am concerned about foreign boaters because of the fuel prices. mains the same it is going to allow poten tial tourists to become accustomed to it and perhaps allow that factor to become a smaller obstacle. Though business owners are able to point out positive indicators, they are all quick to bring up the fact that there are still risks to the recovery. A weak hurricane season is essential to keeping the tourists here as well as keep ing the power on. The continuous power cuts that plagued previous years has not left the minds of many shop keepers. see tourists strip again.Island Breezes Motel By Brieonna Russell The new owner of Island Breezes Motel, Dale Hill, recently purchased and improved the small motel located across from Matildas Snack Shack into a quiet, quaint getaway. The motel includes eight rooms that have been renovated with newly quieter stay. On April 26 of this year Dale decided that he wanted to not only promote the hothe area better. The motel occupies a key piece of real estate along the Marsh Harbour tourist strip. Shameka Leary, the manager of the business has improved since the upgrades have been made over the months. She has worked for Island Breezes Motel for over 10 years and has noticed returning visitors as well as new visitors. The rooms are spacious and air-con cable TV, microwaves, refrigerators, daily maid service and have been equipped with a generator that runs the entire motel.

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June 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 Turtle Hill Resort and on Da Beach Bar & Grill T urtle Hill Resort and V illas & on Da Beach Bar and Grill, which is situated just minutes away from the quaint, popular and historic settlement of Hope T own, is available for sale at a reduced price. This island resort has everything you would want or need including four 2 bed, 2 bath villas and two 3 bed, 3 bath villas, all with full kitchens, dining and living areas, and each boasting both pool and ocean views. The bar and grill sits at the edge of the dune overlooking the beach and has all the bells and whistles an ef ficient seaside restaurant/grill would need. PRICE REDUCED! For viewing and further info please contact the Listing Agent: Frank Knowles Contact him via: (242) 366 0024 Of fice (242) 577-0339 Cell Frank@ParadiseBahamas.comPriced at $3,600,000 Gross Follow Us: Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 366-0023 Fax: (242) 366-0189 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 367-5460 Fax: (242) 367-2516VHF 16www.seahorseboatrentals.comComplimentary Pick Up & Delivery Second homeowners discovered three bottles with messages in them on Hope Towns beach from Calvary Day School students in Savannah, Georgia. Dr. Ron and Peggy Bush spotted the bright pink bottles as they were walking the beach with their dog, about of a mile south of the Abaco Inn. The students released the bottles as of the Atlantic Ocean. The Cays Harbour Lodge CongratulationsEarlier this month Lonnie Key proposed to his long-time sweetheart, and all-around great gal, Abigail Goeder. e two are now engaged to be married! Lonnies friends and family couldnt be happier for him. Bradley in particular wants to take this moment to embarrass his friend and say he loves him. All the best, buddy.

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2012 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise Island-wide Abaco ListingsAbaco Cottage + 114 hse 366-0576 Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529CherokeeLee Pinder + 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green Turtle Cay Barefoot Homes 14 hse 577-4092 Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4247 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island Properties + 34 hse 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties + 34 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 Guana CayDive Guana + 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Guana Sunset Beach 13 units 365-5133 Ocean Frontier 6 cott 519-389-4846 Wards Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth Sands + 9 hse 365-5140Hope TownAbaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Crystal Villas 5 villas 321-452-0164 Elbow Cay Prop + 53 hse 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways + 63 hse 366-0224 Hope Town Inn 6 rm 4 Villas 366-0003 Hope T Villas + 3 hse 366-0266 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages + 4 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 6 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key + 43 hse 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557Hotels and House Rental AgentsLubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals + 2 hse 365-6048 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072 Waterway Rentals + 14 hse 365-6143 Marsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719 Abaco Towns 16 apts 367-0148 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 Living Easy + 16 hse 367-2202 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Regattas 32 apts 577-6764 HG Christie + 11 hse 367-4151Sandy PointOeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort 14 rm 366-4119 Rickmons Bonefishing 10 rm 800-628-1447Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 5 units 877-786-8455 Treasure Cay Resort + 95 rms 365-8801 Marks Bungalows 4 units 365-8506 Abaco Estate Services + 365-8752 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 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...Offering unsurpassed attention to Contact us today!

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June 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive ShopsAbaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour ..................... 367-2963 Above & Below, Marsh Harbour ................................. 367-0350 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour .............................. 367-2787 Froggies, Hope Town ................................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay ...................................... 365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay ....................................... 365-4411 Dive Guana ................................................................ 365-5178 Man-O-War Dive Shop ............................................... 365-6013 A & P Car Rentals ............................................. 367-2655 Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals .............................. 367-1035 B & B Boat Rentals ........................................... 367-7368 Bargain Car Rentals .......................................... 367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................................... 367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals ....................................... 367-5570 Cruise Abaco. .................................................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ...................... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals ...................................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars .................. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals .......................................... 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ......................................... 367-4887 The Moorings Boat Rentals ............................. .367-4000 Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental .................. 365-4411 C & D Cart Rental ............................................. 365-4084 Cruising Cart Rentals ........................................ 365-4065 D & P Cart Rental ............................................. 365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals ....................................... 365-4119 Kool Karts ........................................................ 365-4176 Reef Boat Rentals ............................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes ...................................... 365-4147 T & A Cart Rentals ............................................ 375-8055 Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............................... 365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes ................................. 365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals ..................................... 354-5175 Lubbers Quarters Cruise Abaco ............................................. 321-220-8796 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals .................................. 365-6502 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals ................................. 365-6024 Waterways Boat Rental ................ 357-6540 & 365-6143 Cats Paw Boat Rentals ..................................... 366-0380 Elbow Cay Cart ................................................. 366-0530 Hope Town Cart Rentals .................................. 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals .......................................... 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals .............................. 366-0282 J Rs Cart Rental ................................................ 366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals ............................................ 366-0069 Adventure on Prozac Kayak ............................ 365-8749 Blue Marlin Rentals. ......................................... 365-8687 Cashs Carts ...................................................... 365-8771 Cornish Car Rentals .......................................... 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals ............................................... 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals ........................................... 365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks ............................. 365-8749 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 Bradleys on the Harbour ............. $ .................. 365-6380 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 Nancys ...................................... $$ .................. 366-4120Everyone reads The Abaconian B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667 Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Man-O-War 365-6911 Treasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9111 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749 Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour ...................... 367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic ................................ 367-0020 Integrated Medical Center .......................................... 367-1304 Emergency ............................................... 458-1234 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre ................................... 367-0049 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour ............................ 367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay ......................................... 365-8288 Government Clinic Coopers Town .............................. 365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay ........................... 365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town ................................... 366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point .................................. 366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town ...................................... 365-2172 Blu House ....................... 45 ......... F ......... 365-4200 Green Turtle Club .............. 32 ......... F ......... 365-4271 Black Sound Marina .......... 15 ..................... 365-4531 Other Shore Club ............... 12 ......... F ......... 365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service ........... 10 ......... F ......... 365-4033 Treasure Cay Marina ........ 150 ......... F ......... 365-8250 Man-O-War Marina .......... 26 ......... F ......... 365-6008 Boat Harbour Marina ...... 183 ......... F ......... 367-2158 Conch Inn .......................... 75 ......... F ......... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina ........ 36 ......... F ......... 367-2182 Mangoes Marina ............... 29 ..................... 367-4255 Marsh Harbour Marina ...... 52 ......... F ......... 367 2700 Hope Town Marina ............ 16 ..................... 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways ................................ 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina .............. 6 ......... F ......... 366-0154 Sea Spray .......................... 60 ......... F ......... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Marina ........... 75 ......... F ......... 365-0083 Bakers Bay Marina .......... 158 ......... F ......... 365-5802 Guana Hide-aways ............ 37 ..................... 577-0003 Orchid Bay ......................... 64 ........ F ......... 365-5175Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental ....................... 475-9616 ................ 367-2936 ......................... 367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure ............................... 577-0004 ..................... 367-0350 Adventure on Prozac T Cay ............................ 365-8749 ...................... 365-4411 C & C Charters Treasure Cay ........................... 365-8506 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour .................... 367-2787 ............. 366-0024 Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ........................... 367-2266 Air Gate Aviation Daytona/New Smyrna ........................... 367-3636 American Eagle Miami ..................................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud ............................ 367-2095 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach .............................................. 367-3415 Craig Air Center North Florida ........................................... 367-3522 IBC Airways Ft.Lauderdale, W Palm Beach ......................... 367-1336 Locair Fort Lauderdale ............................................. 1-800-205-0730 Regional Freeport ............................................................... 367-0446 Sky Bahamas Nassau/Ft. Lauderdale ................................. 367-0996 Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale ..................................... 367-0140 Western Air Nassau ........................................................... 367-3722 Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale ............................................. 367-0032 Abaco Air .............................................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters ........................................................ 367-3450 Extra $3 for each passengers above two ective Dec 08Clinic, Downtown, Stop Light, ........................................................ $10 Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry ........................................ $15 Spring City ........................................................................................ $15 Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch ............................. $15 Murphy Town & Great. Cistern .......................................................... $20 Snake Cay ........................................................................................ $35 Casuarina Point ................................................................................. $60 Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour ............................................. $80 Bahama Palm Shore ......................................................................... $90 Crossing Rocks ................................................................................ $105 Sandy Point ................................................................................... $150 Leisure Lee ....................................................................................... $50 Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry ................................................... $80 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $85 Fox Town ........................................................................................ $165 Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel ................................................. $ 10 Nat. Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr. Cistern .......................................... $10 Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea. Eective Dec 08Green Turtle Cay ferry dock ............................................................... $10 Madeira Park .................................................................................... $20 Sand Banks ...................................................................................... $25 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $30 Leisure Lee ....................................................................................... $45 Black Wood ...................................................................................... $20 Fire Road & Coopers Town ............................................................... $40 Cedar Harbour ................................................................................. $60 Wood Cay ......................................................................................... $70 Mount Hope .................................................................................... $80 Fox Town .......................................................................................... $85 Crown Haven ................................................................................... $90 Marsh Harbour airport ..................................................................... $80 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport .............................................. $80 Treasure Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour ................................................ $85 Treasure Cay Hotel to Green Turtle Ferry ........................................... $25 Treasure Cay Hotel to Blue Hole ........................................................ $30 Albert Lowe Museum ................................ Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits .. Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden .................... Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum ................. Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station .................................... Hope Town Swim Mermaid Reef o Marsh Harbour ........ Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole ........... Treasure Cay farm road Art studio & working foundry ...................... Little Harbour Working boatyards ..................................... Man-O-War cay Bring errors & revisions to our attention Revised March 9 12 All phones use area code 242 unless notedwww.abaconian.comAlburys Ferry Service Marsh H.>Guana Cay/Scotland cay From Conch Inn advised to contact the oce for the changes. Between Abaco & Grand Bahama Summer Schedule only (April to Dec) Sandy Point & Nassau Every Friday & Sunday, except holidays, under 4 hours. Call 225-3376 or 366-4119 Call for rates. Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 30 minutes Be matched with a local person or family with a similar interest such as Bird watching, Attending church, Foreign language, School class visit, Environmental interest. Marine, Native plants, History, Humane Society, etc. This is not a dating service or an offer for a free meal or lodging but an opportunity to meet someone locally with similar interests. Call Tourisms Doranell Swain at 367-3067 dswain@bahamas.comMarsh Harbour North Abaco Sandy Point Treasure Cay Casaurina Point Cherokee Crossing Rocks Green Turtle Cay Hope Town Man-O-War Charter Boats

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June 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 25 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 12 JUNE 15th, 2012 By Rashida Murray Troy Albury, a resident of Guana Cay, was anchored at Fowl Cay when he saw the waterspout forming approximately a mile and half away on June 5. He said the day began pretty humid; there were notable thunderstorms in Treasure Cay and Marsh Harbour had overcast skies. Albury said that a waterspout forma tion was not an unusual occurrence consid ering the last sighting in the area of Guana Cay was on May 25. Troy Albury had divers with him whom could not resist the opportunity to capture the slow moving waterspout that moved from the point of origin at the mouth of Marsh Harbour, and headed southeast of Man-O-War Cay just before dissipating. Albury noticed that he was not in any clear and present danger at that time, but there were sailors a lot closer to the water spout that were able to get a eyeshot view, namely Buddy Malone and Captain Alton Sands. Buddy sailing in his 35ft party boat was making his usual run for groceries into Marsh Harbour heading to Scotland Cay. At the emergence of the waterspout, he called Captain Alton Sands on his VHF to raise a caution to all the other boaters in the area. Malone said that he was right behind the freight vessel as the waterspout crossed him and Sands on the starboard Waterspouts sighted but no damage reportedPlease see Waterspouts Page 22

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Page 26 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2012 By Rashida Murray The 4th Annual Royal Bahamas Defence Force Rangers Installation Ceremo time installed rangers of Abaco marched on the parade line wearing their regal tai lored tunics and barrettes led by Randol North the Platoon Commander (I.C.). He was assisted by Oriscia Clarke and Deion Jones, 3rd I.C. newly tailored ranger uniforms as they stood before the Hon. Bernard J. Nottage, Minister of National Security for inspec tion. Also attending the ceremony were State Minister in the Ministry of National Security, Mr. Keith Bell, Commander of the Defence Force Commodore, Roderick Bowe, the Ranger Director, Lieutenant Orwithin local communities. After inspecting the parade and viewing a drill (of domino effect) displayed by the inaugurated RBDF rangers, Minister Nottage then addressed the parade. The Hon. Minister Nottage in his opening statement informed the anxious inductees that the distinct pleasure was all his to grace the grounds of Abaco to honour them. He commended the inductees for their efforts completing the 9-month train ing exercises and for making the courageous decision to become a Defence Force Ranger. Minister Nottage made the rangers aware of what was expected of them; they must exemplify good and honourable behaviour that will bring credit to the Rangers organization and to the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, strive to reach for great ness and challenge the status quo while embracing every opportunity to learn and assist your fellowman through commu nity projects and character building exercises and they must never give up on their dreams, for their dreams are within reach if they remain disciplined, dedicated and determined to the task of making a positive difference in your community and country. Minister Nottage emphasized, As Royal Bahamas Defence Force Rangers, you are the future leaders of this great nation. Never take for granted the exposure and experience you have gained from some of the nations best. Inductees, notwith standing your achievements to date, I wish to remind you that lifes journey is often interspersed with pitfalls and temptations but with a strong character and moral aptitude you will be able to avoid what are oftentimes disastrous offerings. I beg of you, not to fall prey to traps such illicit drugs, alcohol, truancy and bad company that are there to engulf the unsuspecting and the nave. By staying focused on your school work and engaged in positive programmes, such as the Rangers, you will develop into young men and women fully prepared to assume leadership roles in your country. During the installation service, students were recognized with several awards. Based on their Grade Point Averfor their outstanding achievements. Receiving the Minister of National Security Award was Ashuntay Reckley, a student at Abaco Central High School. Colby Cross from the Forest Heights Academy was presented with the Commodores Award, Darrinique Ford received the Rangers Director Award, and Toni Knowles of the S. C. Bootle High School was recognized for the Academic Improvement Award. Victor Cooper received the Award (ACH). Stafford Symonette of Camp Aba co, Tiffany Williams and Rashida Murray, program advisors of S. C. Bootle High received awards of appreciation. Katha rina Cooper was recognized for dedicated service over the 4 years. An award of recognition and special appreciation was given to the RBDF Rangers Program by Abacos Parent-In-Action leader Kathleen Knowles, for the faithful service rendered to the youth of the Abaco community. After months of fundraising many thanks is extended to the wider community, including the Parent-In-Action groups, for their invaluable contributions to the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Ranger Program; throughout the entire school year instruc tors Leading Seaman Edison Rolle, Lead ing Mechanic Torrey Forbes and Marine Seaman W. Fox worked hand in hand with these groups to successfully prepare for the 4th Annual Royal Bahamas Defense Force Rangers Installation Ceremony.

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Page 28 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2012 advised the graduates to invent their future. It is a call for you to chart your own course and live life on your own terms. In the end, its up to each you to selves. Its up to each of us to invent our own future based on the choices that we make and the actions that we take. He told graduates that they are living in a time when they must innovate, give back, and be true to themselves. Before ending his speech, his last bit of advice to them was to possess trust, honesty, respect, integrity and commitment because those are the things that businesses are looking for. Other speakers included returning District Superintendent of Education, Dr. Lenora Black, and ECC Principal Evelyn Major. The ECC Choir sang one more selection before awards were distributed were given to the graduates. Toward the conclusion of the program, Devantio McIntosh delivered his valedictorians address, and Deangela thank you. Every Child Counts held their 6th Annual Commencement Exercise on June 6 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Eleven graduates made a stately appear ance at the entrance of the church building and walked briskly to their seats with roses in hand. Tony Russell gave the salutatorians welcome before the ECC choir sang a rendition of Lean On Me for the audience. Russell said that their graduation day was a memorable day in that it ended a period of their lives that they would forever cherish, and it was a new beginning in which they were able to move forward in their lives and pursue their dreams. That is why the theme of this graduThey are doing the impossible from ground zero.ation this year is so appropriate Never ed. Deondra Nesbitt introduced Freddie Munnings, manager of Human Resources of Abaco Club at Winding Bay, as the guest speaker. He spoke of his love for ECC over the years, and how impressed he was with the work that the staff is doing with the students. What they are doing here is truly miraculous; it is everything from what I understand is virtually nothing, he said. They are doing the impossible from ground zero. Taking a phrase from a recent graduation speech given by First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, Munnings ECC graduates eleven students during Central Abaco Primary School is the only school in the Bahamas that has a Junior Anchor and K-Kids program that were both started by Neulessa Major. On May 26 they held a Spring Splash at the Anglican Parish Hall at which time these young students along with Anchors from St. Francis showcased their talent by sing ing, dancing and modeling. This event is a fundraiser to raise money for the advisors to attend a Pilot Club convention in Las Vegas this sum mer and for them to host the students to a retreat. Those twenty students who partici pated provided their own clothing, acces sories, and shoes. They dressed in attire depicting the career they wish to pursue in the future. Some were doctors, sing ers, professional athletes and teachers. The advisors helped them learn the modeling steps and practice their talent. The students began practicing early in May and were prepared to present in front of their parents and peers. At the end of the competition, three lower primary and three upper primary winners were crowned. In the lower primary division the winners were: third place Petera Major of St. Francis de Sales, Arrianna Cartwright of Central Abaco Primary and the winner was Serenity Simon also of Central Abaco Primary School. Please see Anchors Page 5

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June 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 29 Anchors From Page 4 In the upper primary division the winners were: third place Taliya Pinder of Central Abaco Primary School, second runner up was Samantha Knowles of Cen tral Abaco Primary School and the winner was Tania Lowe. The top three participants received a trophy and the overall winner of the com petition received a sash and crown. That person was Tania Lowe who is a Grade 5 student at Central Abaco Primary School. St. Francis de Sales Catholic School celebrated the accomplishments of its twelfth and sixth grade students during the annual Awards Ceremony on June 4. While addressing the students, Principal Josephine Kumar reminded them that they all make up a family at the school, and that they will remain a St. Francis de Sales student no matter where life may take them. St. Francis teacher Arden Granados highlighted the accomplishments of the students throughout the past year. Specials presentations were then made to the students beginning with Prefect Awards, and then moving on to the Most Outstanding and Most Improved awards, Perfect Attendance Award, MerService Award, Honour Roll and Lifers Award. The latter refers to students who were awarded for attending St. Francis since pre-school straight up to high school. Kumar was pleased to announce that all sixth grade students had met the require ments to be promoted to the seventh grade. history, Kumar acknowledged a student for their outstanding representation of the school. Quitel Charlton was selected for representing St. Francis in numerous competitions namely speech competitions. Charlton was also named head girl, while Javon Hidalgo-Brown was chosen as head boy. graduates attend Long Bay School students began their graduation activities with a Baccalaureate Service held on June 10 at Marsh Harbour SDA Church. After the welcome and inspirational readings, Dr. Lenora Black, Superinten dent of the Abaco District, made brief remarks. Pastor Paul Scavella, President of the South Bahamas Conference of Seventh Day Adventist, gave the keynote address for the service. Musical selections were performed throughout the program by the grade six and twelve classes as well as the teachers of Long Bay High School. Duane Johnson of the grade six graduating class present ed Pastor Scavella with an appreciation award. Lauralee Davis, geography teacher at S.C. Bootle High School, led students of all grade levels in an exciting project approximately seven years ago to adopt a beach in the North Abaco area. She said the opportunity for schools to assist was extended by the International Coastal Clean-up Campaign via Friends of The Environment, and that it was Enzil Cooper, music teacher, who selected the beach and presented a proposal to Friends of The Environment. Aptly named the North Abaco Beach Sandwatch Project, Davis said that many ecosystems were observed around the beach, so the former science teacher Simone Baptist along with D'shan Maycock, it was the perfect outdoor lab. There is a blue hole, mangroves, a pine forest, a rocky beach and coppice ecosystems present. At that time, Davis said that local government had pushed a road through to the beach and had done some basic work to offer added appeal to the area. However, the initial road was started by Lawrence Laing to obtain sand for the completion of the S.C. Bootle Highway, hence the name of the track road that leads to the beach is Please see Beach Page 6

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Page 30 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2012 called Lawrence Road. The beach itself is located almost one mile south of Blackwood then takes an eastern turn off the highway and extends almost a mile and a half to the coast. Davis said: Its value is that it com prises about six ecosystems in one area. There are, of course, some invasives scavola, jum bey and Australian pine but some very valuable native species. The coastline itself is more than a mile long. Since embarking on the project, there has been an increase in community pride among students. Although there was ini tially a decrease in the amount of trash, over time the level of illegal dumping resumed. The idea was that if this beach could be made to be more attractive, North Aba conians would assist with the upkeep, Davis explained. The ultimate phases would have included picnic benches and bins. Besides the students, Principal Huel Moss also became involved and helped maintain the upkeep of the entrance. Dur ing the summer, Friends would incorporate cleanups as part of their summer camps. Initially, Friends of The Environment and The Nature Conservancy purchased native plants to assist, and staff and parents of the Man-O-War HardwareNon-Corrosive HardwareAn Extensive Selection of Brass, Stainless & MonelBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel BoltsStainless Steel Hurricane Clips#1 LumberPlain & Pressure TreatedPine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyInterior, Exterior & MarinePLYWOOD For quotes or information Call Walter Sweeting l Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, BahamasPh: (242) 365-6011 l Fax (242) 365-6039 I am unapolo of our natural environmentBeach From Page 5 school planted them. Additionally, local government and select individuals assisted with the removal of trash. Being involved with this project has brought more 'groundedness' to my profession as a teacher of Geography. I am unapologetically a lover of our natural environment, not only for the aesthetics, but also for its therapeutic advantages, Davis remarked. In my daily teachings, I am always challenged to prove it. I believe responsibility. The project has led Davis to partici pate in many other environmental efforts with Friends of the Environment, the Keep Abaco Beautiful campaign, Adopt a Beach (Church), BREEF in San Salvador, Island School in Cape Eleuthera, Bahamas National Trust, Sandwatch Project in Hope Town and Climate Change in France. Davis said these experiences resulted in many In addition, S. C. Bootle was recently listed as an eco-school. This will allow us to review the uniqueness of our environmental issues and format a program that is S. C. BootleBREEF, and there are performance indica tors, she shared. I believe that S. C. Bootle High being a feeder school for all of the communities of North Abaco will have to become a microcosm of what we want our communities to look like. Davis said that other projects include establishing a committee in the community to ensure and maintain an environmental information bulletin or center, transporta tion for the collection of aluminum cans and brining more visibility to blue hole and cave locations. The bottom line she said is that any battle that is to be effectively fought must be done so on many fronts and with all of the stakeholders involved. Eighteen grade one students took part in the Spelling Bee on June 9 held at St. Andrews Methodist Church Hall. The students represented nine schools including Agape Christian School, Amy Roberts, St. Francis de Sales, Angels Academy, Central Abaco Primary, Coopers Town Primary, Crossing Rocks, Hope Town Primary and Man-O-War School. The competition was close with ten rounds being spent on the seen-list words and seven rounds on the unseen-list words. As the unseen-list began, nine stu dents remained. In third place was Luke Prosa of Hope Town School, in second place was Destiny Curry of Agape Christian School and the winner was Olivia John of Angels Academy. Superintendent Dr. Lenora Black was present and brought brief remarks. She commended these grade one students for doing an excellent job on those spelling words and utilizing those skills that make students good spellers. She then assisted phies to students. observed at Abaco Central High School stu dents held parties for their teachers during Teacher Appreciation in May at different times during the day while other students gave gifts to their favorite teachers. At Central Abaco Primary School, the administrators took the lead and held a few special events for the teachers. This was done May 29-31. When the teach ers arrived to school after a long holiday weekend, they were met with breakfast each day, spearheaded by Leroy Thompson. On May 31, a luncheon was held at the Anglican Parish Hall in Marsh Harbour. School was dismissed at 12 noon and events were held afterwards. The afternoon offered games and blowing bubbles and running. Congratulations to all graduates! boasts art and Twenty-six students took part in the Art BGCSE and BJC Arts and Crafts exam at Abaco Central High School this year. According to Art Teacher Stacia both BJC and BGCSE exams and thirteen took the drawing and painting exam for the same. She noted that these students excelled this year with the uniqueness of styles they displayed. Pitt said she is extremely pleased with the outcome and looks forward to the great level of work put into the pieces.

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June 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 31 Ron-Paul Cabinets PlusPhone: (242) 367-0546Visit our Showroom Located opposite the old Lowes PharmacyJUNE SPECIALS4.5 CU. FT. Refrigerators $260 1.1 CU. FT. Microwave $120 MEMORY FOAM MATTRESSFull Price $720 NOW $620 Queen Price $780 NOW $680REGULAR MATTRESSQueen Pillowtop Mattress $495 ORTHOPEDIC MATTRESSROLLAWAY BEDS $240 & $260 SOLID WOOD HEADBOARDS COMMERCIAL CARPET $12.50 Sq. Yard PADDING $5.50 Sq. yard Bahamas Union of The Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) launched its Group Life and Health Coverage on June 4 for active members. Public school teachers and adminis trators from all over Abaco assembled at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church Parish Hall to hear the plan presentation from Colina representatives Charlene Rodgers and Gregory Bonamy. Forms were given to the members as Rodgers made the presentation of coverage them how the medical plan would work and explained how the 20 to 80 percent deductible would work. Rodgers told them that there are sev eral reasons for them to sign on to this plan: peace of mind, health protection, and affordable healthcare. She explained that the coverage is only available to active B.U.T. members with no medical underwriting prior to July 1 with full coverage of new illnesses as of July 1, 2012. She further explained that one advan tage of signing up now is that Colina is not asking for a medical exam, which means that prior illnesses will be covered. However, Rodgers said that those with diabe tes, high blood pressure and a few other such illnesses must wait one year to have plan cover those illnesses. Rodgers explained that there is also a $20,000 life insurance attached along with accidental death and dismemberment beninsurance coverage is for $1 million. She told educators that each member who signs up by June 8 would receive their medical card and pharmacy card (for use in the USA) prior to the close of school this June. By Canishka Alexander Students of Abaco Central High Schools Drama Club led the way in the leidoscope of Talent, on June 8. Under teacher and Drama Club director, the group included singers, writer, actors and actresses. Glinton explained that each student brought their unique talent to the performance, and she wanted the theme to depict the collection of their talents coming together. The students talents were discovered after Glinton distributed to be a part of the Drama Club. Soon the numbers of students began to increase each time they met, and now there are currently 17 members in the club. Students performed in short skits, monologues, poetry and solos. Glinton was also a part of the performance and contributed a poem and a song. I think its important if youre doing something with kids to model it, Glinton said. I dont want it to be something they do for fun and then they never do again, so I just wanted to show them that you can do things with this and this can take you places. Glinton said that this is only the beginning for Drama Club members as they build on the hope of travelling to Canada with senior drama club members to see what a career in the performing arts has to offer. to be something they do for fun and then they never do again Man-O-War proud Kalina Weatherford was selected as Man-O-War Primary Schools Student of She was selected as one of the top primary students in the nation and was award ed a scholarship for her past achievements. Kalina took home two trophies, a medal and a scholarship. Kalinas schoolmates join her parents, Neil and Sacha Weatherford, to congratulate her in this accomplishment. young Bahamian Stephen Pedican, aggressive from birth, has demonstrated the desire for suc cess. He completed Treasure Cay Primary School as one of the top students in his class, continuing to St. Francis De Sales School with the same tenacity to succeed. He joined just about every Club at St. Francis De Sales and was determined to be president of each. After completing high school in 2006, Stephen applied to Lake City Community College, now Florida Gateway College, to study Golf Course Operations. He was ac cepted into that program and had to com lege. It was decided that he attend college the following year, and in the meantime he worked at Treasure Cay Golf Course to gain that experience. While working towards going to col with Abaco Crash Fire & Rescue which is headed by Chief Colin Albury. During this time Stevo, as he is affectionately called, couple of accidents and even handled the Please see Stevo Page 8

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Page 32 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2012 to shelters Over $1,000 donatedBy Brieonna Russell In the summer of 2011 Ashley Newell and her cousin Madison began collect ing pieces of sea glass here on Abaco. Cap tivated by the beauty of it they got the idea to start a sea glass jewelry line, and from there she began Ashleys Abaco Sea Glass Jewelry. Ashley is 9 years old and in the 4th Grade attending Angels Academy. When creating pieces her mom orders the supROCK 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 Jaws-of-Life to extricate a fallen victim in an accident on the Treasure Cay highway. ment at Treasure Cay Emergency Services Organization and is skilled at it, having climbed the ranks from Junior Fire Fighter to Lieutenant Fire Fighter. He also served on the altar in his fam ily church St. Simon by the Sea Anglican Churchas an Acolyte. Stephen is poised now, to take his place in society as a responsible, law abid ing, God-fearing young Bahamian. He has graduated from Florida Gateway College with an Associate of Science Degree in Golf Course Operations, specializing in Turf Equipment Technology. In a few months, after gaining more experience in Golf Course Operations at a Tiger Woods Golf Course, he will return to University to further his education and become a Golf Course Superintendent. Stephen is the son of Melonie and Stephen Pedican of Treasure Cay, who would like to thank those persons who have played a role in his success thus far. His family and friends extend their congratu lations, wish him a successful future, and remind him to remember his God always. Stevo From Page 7 plies, her dad does the drilling and Ashley does the wrapping, designing, gluing and connecting. It is considered a family project. When asked what she does with the money she receives from selling her handcrafted jewelry, she said how she donates it to shelters here in Abaco. Cause for Paws, Treasure Cay Humane Society, and Pops Place are her three main recipients, but she hopes to branch out to the humane societies on the island of Nassau one day. Newell says she chooses to give the money to these shelters because she has such a love for animals, and especially wants to help the stray ones that are in dire need. Ashleys Abaco Sea Glass Jewelry offers many pieces from necklaces, wine charms, earrings, bracelets, and even rings, and they all sell at the local coffee shop Java. Early this spring she held a Jewelry Sale Party in Treasure Cay, which invited ladies to come and take a look at her piec es; it was a huge success and Ashley even began taking custom orders. She also had a table at a yard sale in Treasure Cay in March. Ashleys Abaco Sea Glass Jewelry has donated over $1,000 to animals in need so far, and as a pursuing fashion designer she is well on her way. Camp 2012Friends of The Environments Summer Camp registration forms are now available. This camp focuses on young people ages 6 to 13 dividing them into Junior (ages 6-9) and Senior (ages 10-13) groups and is a daily camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ecosystem based Friends of The Environment has partnered with Disney to design an exuberant day full of classroom activities and hands-on experiences. For more information call 242-3672721. Elmer Bongon was presented with the Paul Harris Fellow Award at the St. Francis de Sales Awards Ceremony on June 4. JoAnn Bradley, President of the Roin Rotarys junior arm called the Interact Club. George Riviere, Rotary advisor, joined her. It is with great honour and pleasure that the Rotary Club of Abaco bestows act Club, who have worked so hard to help their communities and help their school, Ms. Bradley said. Following the students presentation, she then beckoned to Bongon, faculty advi sor of the Interact Club, to receive the Paul Harris Fellow Award. Ms. Bradley explained: We have a special foundation called the Rotary Foundation, which was founded by Paul Harris. To belong to the fellowship is the highest honour you can achieve as a Rotarian. Additionally, Ms. Bradley said that $1,000 has to be donated in the name of the recipient to the foundation for its good works. Please see Rotary Page 9 Human interest story?

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June 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 33 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.comRotary From Page 8 Because of his outstanding service as faculty advisor, Mr. Bongon was named a Paul Harris Fellow. I want you to wear your pin proudly; it is a very distinguished honour I can assure you, she added. Mr. Bongon also his achievements.Limperes strives Garnell Limperes is a young lady with a heartfelt mission to make a difference in the community. She believes that it is time for change and for unity, for people munity. With this goal in mind she opened the Island Waves Community Centre, then full-time in May. Garnells decision to open the centre came through a desire to help people who are searching for a place where they can tion, socialization and a way to help each other. Her yearning to provide such a cen tre stems from her own struggles to cope Garnells mother, Patti Limperes, was a teacher at the Abaco Central High School in the days when it was located at Spring City. She specialized in mathematics, PE and music but it was as a musician that she is most remembered. She played guitar and started a band called the Earthquakes and many other musical groups between the late 70s and 1991. Garnell grew up in Marsh Harbour in an apartment on Queen Elizabeth Drive where she once again lives today although she had to leave at an early age to move to her mothers home in Chicago when her mother became termi nally ill. Sadly, her mother died at a young age in 1991 when Garnell was only seven years old. Of course, this was a life shattering experi ence for the young child who went through the battle for many years of trying to deal with losing a parent. Fortunately, she was nurtured by an aunt and uncle who were a lawyer and law professor respectively. They were humble people and it is from them that I learned about hard work, professionalism and responsibility, says Garnell. Their encouragement in sending me to writing summer camps helped me heal through writing and poetry. As she healed, Garnell became very interested in people because of what she had been through and became involved in peer leading. Having always been on a she was happy with herself. At the age of 17 Garnell came back to The Bahamas and once again, for the next she had spent her early years. During this time she reconnected with her father, Garnett Stewart, who hailed from Moores Island. Her father was a well-known musi cian who started The Funk Connection Band with his brother which Garnells mother also joined. They were the hot group of the day and may be remembered especially for their songs Abaco People and Funky Soul Down in Abaco. Garnell is proud to be part of such a musical family. She has inherited their musical genes and is herself a talented classi cal pianist who has also recently branched out into jazz and teaches music in her Island Waves studio. Sadly, when Garnell was 19 she also lost her father. At the age of 22 she returned once more to the United States to help care for her ailing uncle. During this time she began taking sociology classes with a view to tapping into peoples needs and thus the seed began to grow in her mind for a community centre which is now Island Waves. People believed in me so I believe in people and I wanted to move back to Abaco once again to make a change, she stated. The Island Waves centre is open each weekday for people of like minds to come together and tap into as many creative sources as possible. Differences do not matter here, people from all walks of life, religions and races are welcome, states Garnell. This is a community centre in the true sense of the word and everyone who comes pitches in to make it happen. Everything in the centre has been donated including furniture, artwork, paint and a very nice piano keyboard. People lend a hand wherever their talents lie whether it be painting walls, helping to make furniture from driftwood and beanbag chairs out of car tires or help ing grow fresh vegetables in the community garden. Some very talented artists have created inspiring murals on walls and doors. Tutoring classes are offered for all age groups and include tutoring for BJC and BGC SE examinations. A teacher is on staff who has worked both in the United States and the Bahamas. Counseling serselor. Other activities include music, art, dance, nutrition classes, pot luck, grill outs, poetry nights and jam out nights. During the evenings the eight musi cian members of the Island Waves band come together to make music. Sometimes New Entry band members also stop by. From a young age, Garnell had dreams of networking with friends to form a business but had no idea then what form it would take. She is thrilled that Island Waves has grown out of her dream and the friends networking with her to share this dream are Shanishka Bain and Ellen Sands. Their ... helped me heal through poetry. People believed in me so I believe in people do not matter herePlease see Centre Page 18

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Page 34 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 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 Sports Between May 25-30, four games were played among the mens softball Bakers Field in Coopers Town. On May 25, it was a showdown between Creters Bulldogs and the DNR Sluggers. The Bulldogs travelled with two bat boys, Caleb and Dillon Albury, who also assisted as pinch runners in the game. The Bulldogs were merciless in the game beating the DNR Sluggers: 13-0. That same night a game was sched Sluggers womens teams, but the RJ Runners forfeited the game. Tyler Russell, winning pitcher for the Bulldogs, said that the game was a good one for them although they havent gotten in much practice. Were trying to get back into it see ing that the season has been postponed by so many things happening. We did pretty good tonight, and Im happy with it, Russell explained. We hit well for not having any practice, but were trying to get back into it, and were going to try getting steady with practice again. Dillon and Caleb also agreed that it was a good game, and that they were looking forward to another one in the coming week. On May 26, the Shiloh Destroyers played against New Vision and won with a score of 17 to 3. The following week, on May 29, New Vision players went up against the DNR Sluggers. Both teams played their best games of the season, and kept the innings brief as both teams scored a series of that New Vision began to break away from However, the DNR Sluggers didnt the gap. Nevertheless, it was a little too late, as New Vision scored one more run to push them ahead of their opponents. At the end of the night, the score was in New Visions favour, and they beat the DNR Sluggers: 13-12. New Vision players Javeno Culmer and Tanash Swain said they did their best in the game. While Swain saw where their Please see Softball Page 11

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Page 38 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2012 SportsBy Matt McCoy At the end of May, there were two Junior Sailing Regattas held, both in light wind. The Hope Town Sailing Club hosts these regattas every year, as well as the Junior Sailing classes that run throughout the winter and spring. Each regatta was different in format but they both demonstrated how much the kids have learned over the course of the winter and spring training session. On May 19 was the Derek Lee Regat ta. This is a long running annual regatta with a history that stretch es back into the 1960s. Now sailed in Optimist Dinghies, the refor more experienced juniors. Sebastian Hall took the win, and after a tiebreaker between Bessie Low and Stella Higgs, Lowe took second with Higgs in third. Because of the tiebreaker, William Cash came second and Joey Gale took third. An important aspect of sailing is being a good sport, and Alexis Cook did a great job of dem onstrating how to remain calm and have fun while competing, even in frustrating wind conditions. For her great performance, she was awarded the Sportsmanship Award for the Regatta. The following weekend, May 26, was the Roscoe Thompson Regatta. This was a team regatta with four teams of four com peting. The day began with a triathlon, in which one team member swam, two padFollowing was an Abaco Dinghy lack of wind. That night at the Hope Town Sailing Club, the teams found out the Champions won: Congratulations to team members Joey Gale, Chloe Sweeting, Andrew Joseph, and Eloise Albury. Ron Engle, former commodore of the Sailing Club and big supporter of Junior Sailing, gave all the kids hats and also preThe Spirit Award is presented to the stu dent who has great enthusiasm, learns plenty and is willing to sail in all condi tions. Two were awarded, one from the beginner class and one from the advanced. From the beginner class Robbin Jen til showed great improvement from the beginning of the year, and wanted to sail so much he would tag along with the more advanced afternoon class. William Cash took the award for the advanced class. Nassau: Collins Ave 242 397 2100 Thompson Blvd 242 676 6300 Soldier Road North 242 393 6286 Family Islands: Freeport 242 352 7119 Abaco 242 367 2688 Exuma 242 336 2420Turks & Caicos Islands: Providenciales 649 946 4761www.jsjohnson.comCall or visit us today for details on how you can get one month ofFREE COVERAGEwith a NEW ANNUALprivate motor policy.Some restrictions apply. 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 29th Dr. Carnille Farquharson; Family Medicine June 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 June 23rd to July 9th Dr. George Charit; General Practice, Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine, Daily Dr. George CharitMEDICAL DIREC TOR Walk in Welcome Same Day Appointments No Long Waits No referrals needed The place where complete healing begins e-mail: imcabaco@gmail.com SLEEP APNEA TESTING NOW AVAILABLE TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT CALL OUR FRIENDLY STAFF

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June 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 39 The 25th Annual Green Turtle Fishing Tournament was held at the Green Turtle Club on May 8-11, 2012. On Monday, May 7, six boats committed to com pete and were all treated to tournament titems. The captains meeting was quick. Several prizes were drawn to raise funds for the Abaco Cancer Society. was led by Bob Wolsey. Second and third place were The Rowdy and Victory Lap, respectively. Equity VIIIs Jesse Bollinger Wolsey won Top Lady Angler and Walter Robinson won the Tipsy Turtle Award. Too, captained by local David Farrington, released a white marlin at 8:29 a.m. Greg to release a blue marlin at 1:06 p.m. Less than one hour later, Peter Tyson, aboard the Victory Lap, 56 Viking, out of Vero Beach, Florida, released the second blue of the tournament. Roy Cronacher on the Sea Wolf brought a dolphin to the scale to compete in Tipsy Turtles, a signature cocktail at the Green Turtle Club, was offered to thirsty anglers at the weigh scale. Ray Lowe, the conducted a professional weigh-in. For the second day, all the boats released another white marlin by Susan Wolsey, the only lady angler to compete. The boats had to dodge rough seas and lightening for part of the day. The Sea Wolf, a 34 had the most frightening story. They fought ten-foot around them. The Equity VIII and The Rowdy brought dolphin to the scale. Day three started with very strong winds and weather predicted to decline throughout the day. All of the boats decided to take lay day, except Victory Lap. They did remain out the entire time, but were not successful. Victory Lap took their deserved lay day, of low tide. Again, Bob Wolsey, of Big T Too, released a white marlin. Another angler aboard, Steve Day, released the only and one half later. Wayne Sandlin, Sea Wolf, did weigh dolphin, but Jack Brown on the Equity VIII, had the heaviest one of the tournament, 19 pounds. Bob Wolsey, based in Florida and Green Turtle Cay, led his boat, Big T Too, ment. His boat released three white marlin owned by Frank Cappo. Greg Cappo rement. Victory Lap, a 56 Viking, took third place with their blue marlin release by Peter Tyson. Jesse Bollinger II, who owns the Equity VIII, a 55 Viking out of Fort division. Susan Wolsey, Big T Too, won the top lady angler prize with her white marlin release. The Wolverine III, a 47 Viking, captained by Walter Robinson, won the coveted Tipsy Turtle Award. The tournament participants contrib uted around $1800 for The Abaco Cancer Society. This society assists over 60 Bahamians in the area for cancer treatment on a yearly basis. They provide individu als with transportation and other associated costs. Sports 25th Annual Green Turtle Fishing Tournament held over four days

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Page 40 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2012 well as Nationals." Higgs will also be proudly represent ing her team, Swift Swimming, for the seventh year in a row in the 41st Annual Bahamas Nationals a week before the CISC games. Miller Albury is also excited about being chosen as one of the members of the National team to represent the Bahamas in Aruba. Championships in April, Miller achieved all personal best times, and hopes to take those best times to another level at CISC. "I am honored to represent my country again, and look forward to the competi tion. After training very hard, I hope to improve all my times. I wish the best to all my teammates, too Go Team Bahamas," said Miller. Like Higgs, Miller will also compete at National Swimming Championships, prior to travelling to Aruba. He will be representing the Abaco Swim Club in Nassau, and this will be his sixth consecutive Nationals Championships. Both swimmers are very excited to be able to represent the Bahamas again, and look forward to continued success.CISC From Page 11 "I am honored to represent again... Go Team Bahamas Sports Marsh Harbour legDavid Anderson's team Krazy Salt's wasted no time showing the twenty-seven onship that they were out for victory. On Salt's caught and released three blue marpoints. By contrast, day two was nonproductive for the Palm Beach, Florida based Viking 70. With the forecast for westerly winds, the Team opted to use day three required 'captain's choice' lay-day. The lay day decision was apparently the right call as Krazy Salt's added another series with 2,700 points. Krazy Salt's was not the only team busy catching blue marlin. Fishing only their second ever BBC tournament, team Island Time released a blue marlin on day one and two blues on day four to edge out the winner of the Harbour Island Champi onship, Fa-La-Me, on time. In fact, on day four, Fa-La-Me hooked-up with their fourth blue marlin of the tournament just before the call for 'lines Frank Rodriguez's team continued to battle the big blue for three and a half hours beDuring the tournament, a total of 35 all BBC tournaments, catches and releases are validated using time and date stamped Championship rules. Harbour Championship enabled Fa-La-Me to improve its lead in the overall standings ship to 6,700 points. Miss Annie remains in Second Place overall with 5,400 points. Moving into Third Place in the overall standings is team Wave Paver with 4,100 points. Now celebrating its 39th season, the of the tournaments with cumulative points Champion. In an effort to give-back to the Baha onship has two endowed scholarships that enable Bahamian students the opportunity to pursue a degree in marine biology or advanced education in marine technologies. The unpredictable weather turned accommodating for players during the game to take place at the Murphy Town and the F.E.S. Peacocks, who played the season opened. In the initial innings of the game, the Lady Sluggers dominated the games with run after run, and at the end of the game the balance was tipped in their favour. Lady Sluggers beat the Peacocks 13-3. Then, in the nightcap game between the DNR Sluggers and Creters Bulldogs, Bulldogs maintaining the lead. They won the game with 12 runs, while the DNR Sluggers scored only 2 runs. It was a good comeback win from the last time we played against the Destroyers; we played pretty badly because the full team wasnt there, said the winning pitch Please see Softball Page 17

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June 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 41 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 JOHN CASHREALTY www.treasurecayrentals.com Bahama Beach Club 2024 3 Bed 2 Bath 1645 sq. ft. Luxurious fully furnished second oor condo at Treasure Cay beachfront resort with pool bar/ restaurant. $700,000 Ocean Villa 911 2 Bed, 2 Bath fully furnished, steps from Treasure Cay beach, excellent buy. $275,000 Sea Shells 3 Bed, 2 Bath home with exceptional privacy on Windward Beach. Stunning sunrise and Sea of Abaco views. $998,500 Twin Palms 3 Bed, 2 Bath charming 1800 sq. ft. newly renovated home with pool & dock and 2 min walk to T. C. Beach $549,000 NEW Construction Galleon Bay 3 Bed 2.5 Bath fully furnished 3000 sq ft CBS home with 2 car garage and dock $949,000 Pineapple Point Resort Unit 18 New Luxury upper level condo with boat slip, storage unit and outstanding views of harbour! $775,000 Royal Palm 2380 2 Bed, 2 Bath lower condo unit on Brigantine canal with large 16 wide boatslip. Excellent investment priced at $240,000 Las Brisas 4 Bed, 3 Bath 2 Den 3000 sq ft private luxurious beachfront home on Windward Beach. $1,775,000 Royal Palm 2480 3 Bed, 3 Bath upper level condo with boatslip and upgrades. $399,000 Mariners Cove 1509 Town House, 2 Bed, 1.5 Bath, direct harbour view in desirable 1500 building. Fully furnished, includes garage. $244,500 Lot 8 Block 198 Brigantine canal homesite with 90 ft. of seawall in Treasure Cays most protected canal. Choice water views. $245,000 Lot 73 Block 199 13,635 sq. ft. canalfront homesite on Galleon Bay Rd with 90 of new seawall. Sea of Abaco views. $149,000 UNDER CONTRACTExecutive Leases:3 Bed 2 Bath charming 1800 sq ft newly renovated canal home with coastal chic decor, pool, dock, 2 min walk to TC Beach. $2,500 per month 3 bed 2 Bath 1645 sq ft 2nd oor luxurious Bahama Beach Club Resort Condo with pools, bars, restau rants on worlds top ten beach. $2,800 per month. 4 Bed 3 Bath luxurious beach home on Windward Beach, fully furnished, oce & den $3,000 per month John CashABR, BRI, CRS, Broker UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT er, Lyle Sawyer. Tonight we did alright, we hit the ball better and played a better defense. The Shiloh Destroyers beat the Bull dogs 16-2 during that meeting. The Bull dogs now hold a 3-1 record. On June 9, games were played at Bakers Field in Coopers Town. The F.E.S. time, they played against the R.J. Runners. The Runners accumulated 20 points, while the Peacocks earned 11. Sluggers and the Shiloh Destroyers, the Destroyers were victorious once again. They garnered 5 points in the game, while the DNR Sluggers scored 4 points. SportsSoftball From Page 16 at tournaments Proudly representing Abaco Central High School, the Marlins 13-and-under boys team placed third in the Agape Christian School Basketball Classic in October, before the team headed to Nassau in December to attend the Father Marcian Peters Tournament. According to Coach Shantell Penn, its been a busy year already for the Marlins. In February, the players travelled to Long Island to attend the North Long Island High Tournament where they made it In April, their next stop was Bimini where two junior teams competed. Penn overall, while the other team made it to the championship game and played against Bishop Michael Eldon High School. After placing second, the players were given the Labour Day Classic in June where they Meanwhile, the girls basketball team travelled to Freeport in February to the Geneva Rutherford Girls Classic where the Inter-school League, the under 15 team won their division, and the under 17 and senior girls both received second place. Penn gave thanks to all who supported them throughout the year. A special thanks to the parents who have enough faith in me to travel all over supporting all our functions. A special thanks to all those who have supported us over this school year including: Mr. Albert Jones, Ms. Farrington, Ms. Rahming, Mr. McIntosh, Mr. Charles and especially my mother Eunice Mills. Above:The Marlins basketball team, from around The Bahamas to compete in tourna for NationalsBy Timothy Roberts Addison Albury is the youngest of a group of 20 Abaco swimmers from the Abaco Swim Club who will compete at the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) 2012 National Championship Swim Meet held in Nassau on June 14 17. Brenda Sawyer, a swim instructor for the club, said we have some eight and under, some nine-ten and eleven-twelve year-olds going and we expect them all Please see Swim Page 22

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Page 42 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2012 Dr. Elaine Lundy -General Practioner Ms. Sandra Watson Ultrasound Technician, Echocardiogram Dr. Winston Campbell, Ears, Nose & Throat Specialist, Sleep Apnea Dr. Tonya HallGatroenterology www.auskellmedical.comDr. Freeman Lockhart -Orthopedic Surgeon Ms. Nikeia Watson Mammogram For Appointments Call 367-0020Extended Care (After Hours) Call 577-0113A General Practitioner is on staff Monday through SaturdayCall Auskell for dates of other doctorsDr. Keith Lewis -Chiropractor Dr. Gerhard Klassen -General surgeon Dr. Frumentus Leon Obstetrician Gynecologist Dr. Duranda Ash -Ophthamologist Dr. Paul Hunt Pediatrician, Asthma and Allergy Testing Dr. Edwin Demeritte, Neurologist / Neurophysiologist (Adults & Children) Dr. Michael Caplia Optometrist Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDS Open 7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 We would eventually like to see little community centres like this spring up throughout the settlements and then throughout the islands so that people of the different settlements and islands can inter act more, stated Garnell. She and her friends have been able to procure a couple of grants to start the program but they are in great need of more bers of staff who are funded by the government apprenticeship scheme but government funding for this scheme will soon be coming to an end. As part of its community involve ment, the Island Waves Centre held a cleanup of the SC Bootle Highway on June in many different areas. It is also planning a two-week sum mer camp which will feature educational and fun activities and a series of education more about joining in the activities of the Centre or for information on how to assist with funding or to register for the summer school, may stop by Island Waves any day or evening. The Centre is located on Queen Eliza beth Drive just east of Memorial Plaza. Centre From Page 9 By Timothy Roberts Making up for a previously missed engagement, John Dinkleman Charge dAffaires at the US Embassy returned to Abaco to visit Every Child Counts (ECC) on June 7 speaking with them and assessing their needs. Mr. Dinkleman explained that due to engagement with ECC earlier this year and said this is his apology tour to beg their forgiveness for missing the previously scheduled meeting. He said he made it a priority to return to ECC because organizations assist ing those with special needs are close to my heart. He said he wanted to visit the school to see where they are and what their needs are and to be able to assist in any way they can. He complimented the school saying that the needs of Abaco appear to be well taken care of. He congratulated Lyn Ma jor or the work they are doing at the school. organizes annual fair On May 26, staff, students and parents of Little Darlings Academy joined hands to organize the schools 3rd Annual Fair, which was held at the BAIC Farmers Market and Craft Center. Principal Christine Bostwick was appreciative to all who showed support to them namely Benjamin Rahming for the use of the BAIC grounds, and Desmond and Audra Bootle for designing the shirts for the event. The school fair featured various games like hoopla, pick and win, and a payless table where people could purchase items at discounted prices. Of course, the bouncing castle was there and was a popular spot for the children in attendance. Tickets were available for purchase leading up to the event, and the commu nity enjoyed grilled pork chops, chicken and ribs with a choice of baked macaroni, salad, corn or potato made specially by Vangie Stuart and Barry Bostwick. Pastries were also sold. Although the event was a success, Bostwick said that the ticket sales and donations did not go as well as expected. She also apologized to the public for the long wait on their food, and passed out compli mentary sodas while persons were delayed on the line. Going forward, she said they know that better preparation will help them to Nevertheless, the funds raised will go toward the construction of a school build ing for Little Darlings Academy because theyve outgrown the space where they are now situated. Little Darlings is located next to the NIB Building in Dundas Town. Christine Bostwick can be contacted at 367-1317. By: Brieonna Russell Tristen Walkes, a senior at Forest Heights Academy, was presented a full scholarship to Howard University, located in Washington, D.C. at the 2012 College Explosion held May 26 at Change Minis tries Church. Shocked was the one word Tristen used to describe his feeling when his name was called to go and accept his scholarship from the Howard representative. Forest Heights Academy Principal James Richard did not tell Tristen why he had to go to the College Explosion because he simply wanted it to be a surprise, and a surprise it was. Tristen said he was very indecisive about attending Howard University because he had gone months without any response from them after he applied there last year in 2011. Please see Tristen Page 20

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June 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 43 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 Call: 242-577-0197 or 419-610-6336 Across 5. AGRICULTURE 6. GARBAGE 7. MONTAGU 9. KNOTS 14. CASCARILLA 15. HUTIA 18. CAT 19. SPEAR 20. LIGHTNING 21. ARCHIPELAGO 22. ANTILLES 23. HISPANIOLA Down 1. TREASURE 2. COMMONWEALTH 3. SCUBA 4. AQUATIC 6. GOAT 8. MANGOE 10. SCRAPE 11. FALSE 12. SUGAR 13. MANATEE 16. TONGUE 17. HIBISCUS 19. SHELLSAcross 3. Site of the 1942 riots; _____ Road 6. spring, fall and hurricane are all examples of ___________ 7. Chicken or sheep's tongue. A popular dish. 8. One who sets out to start their own business. 11. Both what you do to your boat and the place you keep it. 12. Crawl after the rain. 14. _______ Cay; Home of the candy cane striped lighthouse. 16. Silver ________; Queen's celebration. 18. Event that happens at the end of high school and college. 19. Needed to send mail. 21. Edward Teach Down 1. Slang; _______ Up To be messed up. 2. ______ Cay; Home of the Strand -ed Naked Party. 4. The commissioner of police in The Bahamas. 5. _____ cake; a sweet Bahamian bread or pastry. 6. Before motors; A type of rowing. 9. One older than yourself; Baha 12. Used to make paintings and sails. 13. Pies, bread and pastries can be found at this type of shop. 15. Underhanded pitches. 17. A heavy ______; Winds rain and swell. 20. Soothes sunburn.

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Page 44 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2012 Once he was presented the scholarship which includes books, housing, and tuition paid in full for his 4 years of at tendance, Tristen said he was no longer indecisive about attending this school, but gust of this year. Along with his envelope of paperwork they gave Tristen a brand new back pack, which was one the prizes they gave out during the question and answer seg ment. With his new backpack, Tristen arrived home ready to spill the news to his mother Shemell Weech; however, he did not just simply tell her. Tristen said that he put the envelope, which held the paper work for my scholarship, inside of the backpack they gave me, came inside and told my mother that I did not get the scholarship. He handed the backpack to his mother; she opened the backpack see ing that there was an envelope in there with Howard University on it realizing that this was the scholarship, and was overwhelmed with emotion. Tristens mother screamed in excitement and tightly hugged her son. Howard University on August 11, Tristen is looking forward to majoring in engineer ing and having a minor in culinary. Although he claims that he is not nervous now, he says that once he is on the plane heading to Washington, D.C. he is sure that the nerves will then hit him. Tristen From Page 18 First Assembly of God Business Expo 2012 ent Showcase and Modeling Gone Wild event at their new community center in Marsh Harbour on Saturday, May 26. The event is a fundraiser for the men toring program that Bekera Taylor founded and organizes. Student and adult performers got a chance to showcase their talent for the $1000 prize and an opportunity to attend the Creative Arts Summit in Bradenton, Florida this summer. Eight acts performed that evening including the newly formed Island Waves Band, Abaco Supreme Drill Team, First Assembly Praise Dancers (called The Move of God), and several duets and solo acts. The male group from Agape Christian School also made their debut performance. The group receiving a 93% out of a possible score of 100% was The Move of God Praise Dancers from First Assembly of God Marsh Harbour. Placing second was the Abaco Supreme Drill team who performed their and Candice Scott who sang and rapped. The top three performers will receive trophies at the party planned for the Labour Day weekend. Ms. Taylor stated that she is so excit ed that she now has a permanent place for students to come and showcase their talent. She told parents that beginning July great things will begin to happen at the center including the opening of their Hospitality and Technical Training School. Also performing for entertainment purposes on the program were Akeem Adderley, eight-year-old Lalik Watson, and Patrick Esperance and his sister Joanna. Akeem and the models paid tribute to the late Whitney Houston in song and by mod eling to one of her greatest hits. Approximately 16 models took part in the Models Gone Wild segment that showcased cool summer wear. Bishop Clayton Pastor of Marsh The Marsh Harbour Church of God held an installation service for their new pastor, Rev. Clayton McIntosh, on May 27, 2012. Rev. McIntosh is a very accomplished man in church ministry as Bishop Arche leus Cooper, Senior Pastor of Faith Walk Church of God in Coopers Town, men tored him. He started working in ministry in the 1970s and Bishop Cooper stated how he placed young Clayton to work alongside seasoned men in ministry and he excelled. Rev. McIntosh was received by church members, family, and friends who came out in large numbers to witness the occasion. Guests, family and friends came from all across the Bahamas and Miami, Florida. The installation service followed at which time Bishop McIntosh took his oath the holy oil.

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June 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 45 Worshippers attend Church of God members celebrated their 62nd Annual District Convention on June 6-10 at the Dundas Town Church of God. Services were offered nightly, and Bishop Anthony Campbell, district overconvention theme. Taken from Ezekiel 33:1-7, he embarked upon a sermon that targeted the theme: The Voice of the Church in a Dying Community. In his remarks, Bishop Campbell admonished the church to have a voice instead of making an echo, and to be a place where righteousness and holiness are preached and practiced. His main point was that the church must be a watchman that will warn people about their lifestyles, so they do not die in their sins. It would be unfortunate for the watchman to have the peoples blood upon him because then he would be held accountable. With that said, he pleaded with church members to amend their ways. As he neared the end of his sermon, Bishop Campbell said there are thousands of church members yet no moral or spiritu Rev. Clayton McIntosh was declared the Senior Pastor of Marsh Harbour Church of God and presented to the church. They applauded and congratulated him. Rev. McIntosh was presented with his Bible followed by remarks and wellwishes from those pastors and reverends who helped to groom him. Bishop From Page 20 al impact is being made in the community. Going back to the recent elections, he said that many had a voice for their political party, but no voice for God. Auskell Medical Centre announced the arrival of its decompression machine just after the Labour Day holiday. The equipment will be used in nonsurgical spinal decompression treatment of patients with herniated discs, disc protrusions, disc bulges or disc degenerations. Dr. Keith Lewis, a chiropractic physician at Auskell Medical Centre, explained that spinal decompression incorporates a laser assisted or laser-enhanced approach to speed healing and reduce pain more quickly. He and Dr. Matt Orem will offer the decompression program, which will run the course of 18 to 24 visits. After spinal decompression treat ments are completed, the patient then goes through 30 to 90 days of spinal rehabilita tion that will take place at the Abaco Auskell Fitness Centre, which is located near the Auskell Surgical Centre. ibility, strength and muscle balance. Dr. Lewis said that the success rate for patients opting for decompression is near 90 percent, whereas back surgery is only half or less than that amount. Seminars will be offered to demon strate how spinal decompression works. Above: The decompression table at Auskell

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Page 46 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2012 Rentals: Services: ABACO ISLAND PHARMACY LTD.We have moved! Next to ECC and across from BTC, Marsh Harbour 367.2544 tel 367.6544 faxabacoislanpharmacy@gmail.comPrescriptions Testing Beauty Supplies Vitamins Supplements 8:30am 6pm Sundays 9am 4pm SIMMONS Security & InvestigationsSecurity Guards Armored Van Security Cameras Burglar Alarms Private Investigations Credit CollectionsResidential Commercial MarineFreeportTel: (242) 351-8321 Fax: (242) 351-1460AbacoTel: (242) 367-0321 Fax: (242) 351-1460 Business Service Directoryto do very well. She said that 12 yearold Miller Albury will also be going with the Bahamas National Team to Aruba to compete at the CISC (Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships) Champion ships starting on June22. The RBC Nationals will be the last Olympic qualifying event in The Bahamas before the upcoming Summer Olympic Games being held in London starting on July 27. Roman Pinder, Maddox Pinder, Trent Albury, Miller Albury, Taylor Al bury, Maddie Koepper, Marissa Albury and Carys Pinder all received High Point awards at the Perry Cook Memorial Swim Meet in May. Ms. Sawyer said that Addison, along with Maddox Pinder, at four and six yearsold are the youngest children from Abaco that will attend the Swim Meet this year. Were proud of our kids and I believe we have the best group of parents they all pitch in and help make the program suc -Swim From Page 17 cessful. The Abaco Swim Club holds a learn to swim program on Mondays and Wednes days from 4 to 4:30pm and are planning an adult swim program to run possibly once a week at 5:30pm starting in July. Ms. Sawyer said the goal of the club is to teach anyone who comes to us how to swim and swim well. side. Again from his viewpoint, the wa terspout traveled from west to east and crossed him within a couple hundred yards and, using his 26 years of experience, he knew there was no presuming danger. Eyewitnesses concluded that the spec tacular waterspout, which lasted about 25 minutes, formed suddenly out of a loomed dark cloud and dissipated just the same out on the open water.Waterspouts From Page 1

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June 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 47 SEEKING EMPLOYMENT MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color high light on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE 26 Paramount, for sale without engines, starting price $8,500. Call 367-2833, 3675958, 577-6943 or 577-6213 29 Blackfin Combi F225, lorhrs. Marlin Tower w/duel helm $45,000 OBO. Call 357-666643 Motor Yacht, 120 Lehman Diesel engines. serious inquires contact 577-3279. 45 Uniflite, twin G.M. Diesels, central A/C (new), Onan Diesel Generator, 10 dinghy with 1-242-367-2833 BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALEJohnson 15HP 2-cycle outboard engine, less than 50 hrs. $1,250. 9All Fiberglass Dinghy $1,250. Call 366-0101 or 727-460-228717 Mitz Skiff, engines. $10,000 each. For more information call 366-2275 17 Hobie Cat Sport Sailboat, wings for sitting & hiking out, centerboard, fully rigged. $1,200. Call 561-628-5251 or email: domeyersmiles@aol.com 17 Open Fishing Boat, center console, ready for engine. No trailer. Will deliver. $3,250 ONO. Call 366-2802 NEW COLOR OPTIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIFIED18 Edgewater, 2-stroke, new wiring, battery & hydraulic steering. Ready to go. $7,500. Call Troy 365-517820 Proline w/200 Optimax, less than 250 hrs, always dealer serviced. See at M.H. Boat 458-9712 or email: k.s.goff@bellsouth.net 21 Boston Whaler, ha engines (400hrs). $12,500 OBO. Never used 42 lb Danforth Anchor $350 OBO & Used 42 lb Anchor, $150 Call 365-8179 22 Novurania RHIB (1992), needs work $1,200. 2006 Yamaha F115, 1300 hrs $1,900, runs well. Easy Loader Trailer $900. Will sell separately or together for $3,500. OBO Call 357-6666 24 Formula, custom hardtop & windshield, call 577-0340 24 Morgan (2002), maha 4-stroke w/800hrs. Tower w/ controls. $45,000. More details from budd409@aol. com, 242-366-3141 or 561-779-2482 Items for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats Property Management Couple Available, many years experience managing luxury homes & condominium complexes in Cable Beach & Lyford Cay. Willing to relocate to Abaco. Phone (242) 327-5237 or 467-2254 Boulders for Sale, approx 4x4x3 ft. Contact 367-2833, 367-5958, 577-6943 or 577-6213. Dryer, Whirlpool electric, runs great. $300 Call 561-248-1097 or email: bobbi@gpsclaims. com VEHICLES FOR SALE 2007 Chevrolet Colorodo Truck, crew cab, $17,000. One Owner. Priced to sell. Moving PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE MOBILE HOME FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS FOR RENT OR SALE WANTED TO BUYWanted to Buy: Commercial Properties or Acreage in Abaco. Fast CASH buyer. Send location and asking price to AbacoLand@hotmail. com. Hope Town, Specialist A collection of upscale homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or www.hopetown.com Marsh Harbour, Sky Developers 2 bed/1 bath, furnished, with A/C, washer and drier, water included, $1100/mo. Call Mrs. Green at 367-2660 Marsh Harbour, Gov Sub apt, 2 bed/2 bath, central A/C, newly renovated, fully furnished. Serious inquiries call 9-5 367-2951 or 5775086 after 5 p.m Marsh Harbour, 2 bed, 1 bath furnished apt, washer, dryer & generator. Seaview from deck. Located near Castle. Quiet area. $1,000/m. Call 367-3472 after 6pm Marsh Harbour, Located in Little Orchard 2 bed, 1 bath, fully furnished apartment, with $900 per month. Call 367-3186 Trailer For Sale, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully furnished Mobile Home. 5 minutes from Palm Beach Airport on Congress opposite Dog Tracks. Price $15,000. Call 367-2052 or 3672442 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color highlight on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com Marsh Harbour, Regattas, 2 bed condo overlooking pool, with tennis courts & beach ac cess. $1,800/mo. Available July 1st. Contact Donna at Island Properties 367-0737 Marsh Harbour, Cozy island home, 3 br/2 bath, 1500sf fully furnished just bring your clothes, master suite with bonus room, water views, pool, great location on Pelican Shores, avail imed., non-smoking home, Short or long term lease $1800 monthly. call 561-694-0443 or email: waterlabs@att.net Elbow Cays Best Houses and Land, rentals and sales. Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at www.hopetown.com Lubbers Quarters, new waterfront 3 bed, 3 bath home w/2 kitchens. Visit www.abacowa terfronthome.com Elbow Cays only private gated community, Marnies Landing. Elevated 1/2 acre parcel. Includes building plans, underground utilities and private boat slip. Fantastic views of Sea of Abaco & ocean. About 100 yard walk to the beach. Excellent opportunity at $389,000. PosTreasure Cay Canal front property with 111 dock, boat lift, davits, & cleaning station. REDUCED TO $349,000. Call 305-245-6043 or hquin1902@gmail.com Treasure Cay Lot, one block from beach. Excellent Buy. Call 225-3211 Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale Turtle Rocks, Log Cabin on 1/2 acre. One full bdrm, one sleeping loft, one bathroom. Large screened-in porch. Total 1,396 sq ft. Electricity, well and septic in place. Appraised at $161,000 in 2007. Asking $160,000. No brokers or Real Estate inquires. Long term rental would be considered. Call 475-7871 or email dwebbwedr@aol.com Bahama Palm Shores, lot for sale, 100 x 150, at main entrance, water well complete and ready for BEC. $36,000. Call 458-1144 Cherokee Hill Top, lot # 16, approximately 10,000 square feet. Call 357-6883

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