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JULY 1ST, 2012
Summer billfishing tournaments hook anglers
Sport fishers drop lines across Abaco seeking to catch the big ones
Big T's, Sarasota, FL enters their dolphin in the Fun Fish Division of the 29th Annual Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament, June 10-15,
2012 For the TCBT see page 2. For the BBC tournament see page 20. Photo credit: Theresa Racicot.
Summer Junkanoo season begins
The Summer Junkanoo Festival began June 22 at BAIC Park in Marsh Harbour. The
next Junkanoo event will take place on June 29 with that story in the following Abaco-
nian. To read about the June 22 event turn to page 11.
It was a race to the finish for "Sea
Baby," who captured top honors at the
29th Annual Treasure Cay Billfish Tour-
nament (TCBT), June 10-15 at Trea-
sure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort.
Owned by Bill Brennan from Cape Ca-
naveral, FL., "Sea Baby" made a dash
for first place when they hooked up just
minutes before lines out on Friday, the fi-
nal day of the tournament, bumping "Big
T's," owned by Bob Wolsey, into second
place. "Sea Baby" released two blue mar-
lin and a white marlin to clinch the title
with 1400 points.
"Rum Bum," owned by Luis Bacar-
di, Coconut Grove, FL., caught the first
blue marlin of the tournament and held
onto the lead until the final day. At that
point, fifty percent of the competitors had
released a billfish.
The game changed on Friday. "Sea
Baby" released a blue marlin in the morn-
ing and grabbed the lead with a total of
800 points at the time. "Rum Bum" re-
leased a white marlin, with a temporary
hold on second place for 800 points.
When Big T's released their second blue
marlin at 10:44 am, they were looking
good for first place with 1200 points until
"Sea Baby" hooked up to a blue at the last
moment on Friday. "Sea Baby" fought the
Please see TCTB Page 2
Derbies aim to eliminate lionfish
Above: A lionfish caught by the vessel "KiKi" is measured during the Central Abaco Li-
onfish Derby organized by Friends of the Environment and Marsh Harbour Exporters and
Importers. This particular invasive fish was measured at 355 mm, the largest on record
for that day. For more about the Central Abaco tournament read below, for the GTC
Lionfish Tournament flip to page 7.
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Friends of the Environment part-
nered with Marsh Harbour Exporters and
Importers to organize this year's Central
Abaco Lionfish Derby. Ten boats com-
peted, both foreigners and locals, to bring
in a combined haul of 667 lionfish. Lion-
fish, and invasive species in this region,
is a voracious predator that feeds on local
fish stocks. The derbies are organized to
reduce their numbers. The vessel "KiKi"
took the prize for most lionfish caught with
a total of 406.
Marsh Harbour Exporters and Im-
porters provided the cash prizes for the
contestants. Besides the grand prize and
awards for smallest and largest, a one dol-
lar bounty was offered for every lionfish
caught that day. However, every boat re-
ceived twenty dollars regardless of how
small their catch was. Gurth Russell, part-
ner in Marsh Harbour Exporters and Im-
porters, was present at the awards ceremo-
ny to issue the prizes alongside Friends of
the Environment Executive Director Kris-
Please see Lionfish Page 16
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Page 2 Section A TheAbaconian July 1, 2012
TCTB From Page 1
fish for an hour and twenty minutes, raced
back and sprinted down the dock with
their release photos, as "Big T's," then
in second place, shouted their congratu-
lations. "Rum Bum" received third place
with a blue and a white marlin release.
Top Dolphin was won by "Last
Dance," out of Naples, FL., for an im-
pressive 56.2 lb. bull dolphin.
Top Angler and Top Release Angler
went to Bob Wolsey of Big T's. Second
The "Last Dance" team holds up a 56.2 lb.
Place Angler went to Luis Bacardi of
"Rum Bum." Ryan Beal of "Sea Baby"
took Third Place Angler. Top Junior An-
gler went to Blye Hofstetter of "Pande-
A total of eleven billfish were re-
leased during the four days of fishing, by
competitors who came from the Caroli-
nas, Florida, Treasure Cay, South Africa
and the United Kingdom to compete in
this world-class competition. The field of
sportfishing and center console boats en-
joyed beautiful weather and calm seas for
the most part.
For the lay day Kettle O'Fish tourna-
ment "Big T's" took First Place Bottom
Fish with a 2.7 lb. snapper. "Rum Bum"
took First Place for the Lionfish Division
with 79 fish. "Pandemonium" took Sec-
ond Place Lionfish with 30 fish. Social
events included crab races and a lay day
dock party with delicious dishes prepared
by the anglers.
The TCBT is a modified release
tournament with four days of fishing, par-
ties, dinners and fun competitions. Pro-
ceeds from the tournament were donated
to the Treasure Cay Primary School. The
winner of the TCBT received an invita-
tion to fish the IGFA Offshore World
Championship. Sponsors included Rubis
Bahamas, Ltd, Silver Airways and Trea-
sure Cay Beach, Marina and Golf Resort.
Co-sponsor/official weather provider was
Weather Routing, Inc. Bristol Cellars, in
conjunction with Bacardi and Patron con-
tributed to the tournament.
Open to the public, the TCBT awards
600 points for blue marlin, 200 points for
white marlin, with rules, information and
photos in the tournament magazine and
scoring is on www.catchstat.com.Infor-
mation is also on Treasure Cay's Face-
book fan page, www.facebook.com/trea-
Southern Comfort releases a blue marlin during the Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament.
"Sea Baby, Cape Canaveral, FL tookfirst place at the 29th Annual Treasure Cay Billfish
Tournament, June 10-15, 2012. L to R: Bryan Goff, Steve Goff, Bill Brennan, Marie
Goff, Jason Solano and Ryan Beal. Photo credit: Theresa Racicot."
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BALI HA *- on Tahiti Beach A truly
exceptional property and location, 6b/5.5b plus
guest house & 160 ft dock. US$3,900,000.
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HI. Top Absotely fabulous, newly renovated
Key West-style, 4/2, swimming pool, high end
finishes, harbour views. US$1,160,000.
FLM.AM oVuAs-TwoVillas located atthe entrance
of HopeTown harbourview of Lighthouse.2b/2b
A/C, Pool, Dock, generator. US$1,698,000.
HOPE TOWN s13823
HoRizoNS -4/4 beach house with lighthouse
views in prime location on the edge of
town.Walk to all amenities. US$889,000.
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MAY HOUSE Oceanfront- This cozy round
design 2/2 home situated on 11/2 acre. Near
dockage and beaches. US$1,695,000.
HOPE TOWN #15429
TAHrn Ht DomrOS COVE 5b/3b with guest
cottage, dock slip, panoramic water views, and fun
beach dcor. Walk to Tahiti Beach. US$895,000.
HOPE TOWN #15990
FAR NIENTE Move In! 4 bed/5 bath.
4,087 sq. ft. on excellent swimming beach,
near public dock, turnkey. US$1,300,000.
HOPE TOWN #12088
CLIFFORD SAWYER HOUSE Historic
refurbished 312 home with pool,
detached studlo,great rental. $875,000.
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QUACK CAY OCEAN VIEWS This
3b 2b home has high ceilings, large
kitchen, close to town. US$1,200,000.
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THE GREAT Escpe Newly built. 1400 sq. ft.
3b, 2.5b with fabulous views of the HopeTown
lighthouse,harbour &Adantic Ocean, $845,000.
HOPE TOWN #14661
Coco PLUM New but 3Rb main house & 2f/
2b gue=t cosa on a quiet bne acrs fhe sme from
one o te bet beaches on the t ndUS$750,000.
HOPE TOWN #15561
BANANAQUIT COTTAGe 2b/2b and has
covered decks with a panoramic view of the
Sea of Abaco and lighthouse. US$599,000.
HOPE TOWN #15630 HOPE TOWN #13081
MERLEE'S PLACE Heritage home CLOUD NINE In the Quiet north end
intheheartofdIhelvge;2lbreaexlyrinarcnedwl of Elbow Cay is this 2/2 home on a nice
maintained covered porch, arg lot. 8$470,000. size lot, close to dockage. US$465,000.
Kerry.Sulrivan@SoUtebysRealty.com Jane. Patterson@SothebysRealty.com
LUOOCaRaso uRnn ca e f nol
Tv BACH Immaculate 2b 2b wl specious &
inviting open floor plan. Fully furnished, stainless
steel appliances. AC, dockage. $395,000.
BUE DOUBLOOws -WrarETorr -Turrkmy 2b 2b
withopenfloor plan&wrap arounddeck Generato
golf cart & 27 ft. boat included. US$765,000,
LUBDEn SunnAIcna I ff17
I ACRE BECAHFRONT LOT Lmngtheisbnd Ifawy
from the stress of every day ling, made simple
with this gorgeous piece of property. 125,000.
Laune Schreiner@SothebyiRealty corn
BEACHWOOD COTTAGE Enjoy picturesque
sunsets from this cozy bed waterfront
cottage with a dock. US$265,000.
COCONUT CoTaGE 2b 2b two storyhome w/
small detached sudio.Great ocean beezes, covered
porch. Beach & amenities dose by. US$589,000.
Jane.Patre rson@SothebysRea ty.c om
HOPE TOWN #13839
VISTA VERDE BUTTONWOOD BAY-
Very private 4/3 home is amongst the
native trees, close to dockage. $365,000.
TILLOO CAY #14333
TRANQUILITY This 2 bed 2 bath home has
stunning views & sits on 3 % acres with pool &
80ftdockand private boatbasin.US$1,250,000.
TILLOO CAY #16284
SoAe PoInr Lot 3 Seduded setting & devated
lot that will provide captivating views for your
seaside home. Deepwater dock $199,000.
LUBBERS QUARTERS #14073
SuN ET HL-2J 200 sqfc 3 bed 3 bath home with
ncredle views of the Sea ofAbac Beachfront &
dockage n the stside ofme ind. US695S,000.
YELLOW CEDAR COTTAGE Newly constructed
1600 sq. ft. 3b/2b, near the ball park with
lighthouse and ocean views. US$495,000.
LUBBERS QUARTERS #16253
WILL'S PLACE II -2b 2b with huge outdoor
deck w/ peaceful & serene views. Move in
ready & priced to sell. US$S95,000.
HOPE TOWN | ELBOW CAY
#11680 Big Rock Hill One acre oceanfront, 140' on the Atlantic. US$665,000. Kerry Sullivan
#10785 Eleven at Big Point 1/2 acre beachfront building site. US$395,000. Kerry Sullivan
#12584 HeronViw- North End w/50% dodcovershp&SeaofAbacoview. US$286000.KerrSullivan
#13590 Hartbor HI- 1aof bea1fro at I e errance to HopeTown harbor US$ 395.00 Kerr Slular.
#13179 HopeTown Point Lot70A&B- Norther buldng si. BS125.000 8 814500). Kerry Slfran
#15195 Jcanie'sLot -Bevaed I/2acre in DorosCovewiah e seeviews. US$220,000. Jane Paterson
#10342 New Settlement Hillside lots with water views starting at $140,000. Kerry Sullivan
#13827 Lucayos Lot 27- UNDER CONTRACT- Beautifully elevated site. US$195,00. KrnySulivan
#11440 North End Lot 51A & B OceanViews $185,000. &$195,000.Jane Patterson
#15941 Ocean Bluff NEW LISTING 1/2 acre oceanfront w/ dock slip. $365,000. Kerry Sullivan
#15471 OceanView Community Lot I Beautifully wooded lot in quiet residential
community with view of the Atlantic from a second storey. B 165,000.
#10350 S iherl Neede H 377 acaes4d docage posndalwsb r1 o ofdeepvwaireU5995 KerySI uR
#16088 LotA-D. NEW LISTING -Approx 1/4 acre lots,good ocean views, close to beach.
Starring at 5165.000. Jane Patterson
#11512 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 18 Steps to water, dockage available. $150.000. Laurie Schreiner
#10312 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 46 large waterfront lot. Stunning views. $250,000 Laurie Schreiner
#13186 Abaco Ocean Club Lots 21 & 22 Tv idloining onr & boat slp. $149,900.Laurie Schreiner
#3947 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 143Approximately I 1.450 sq.ft. $150.000. BillAlbury
#10707 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 152 NEW PRICE dockage. $99,000. Laurie Schreiner
#10599 Fabulous Beachfront Lot Best Beach Location. NEW PRICE $375,000. Stan Sawyer
#4671 Sea Vews, high elevation, If2 acre. FURTHER REDUCED $135,000. Stan Sawyer
#11897 T"lloo Beach Subdivislon Lot 27 Superior elevatkin,shared dock $1 15,000. Kerry Sullivan
#10287 OneWaterfrontAcre Great elevation, room for dock $220,000. Laurie Schreiner
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Beautifully appointed 2 and 3 bed condos with Dlcki.s Cay -Calling all boaters. Sea to sea prop
oano ic marna, ocean and island vews haour. Oth er features include home
Ie residences offer sophisicated club ameni- ,lh in.rrdiblc sea views in ground pool, fi
ties along with an authentic out land lifestyle i"eamng s tion. and 1 do I hou. withbunkbedi
I Frm $-' ,300- Ref. 75 and kithnelt. A bolers delighl.
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Bahamian style hilltop home on large
plotoffering views of the protected creek
and Sea of Abaco. Includes boat house
and private dock.
Build xur dream home on this ocean front
property n a beautiful beach in the heart of
e settlement steps awa firom allofhopetown
SKY VIEW LUBBERS QUARTERS
Marsh Harbour-4 bed/2.5 bath lilll',p Authentic island living in this cozy 3 bed/3
sanctuary,.4 acre treasure features a pool bath cottage steps away from the sea in Lub-
4,250 sq.ftresidence and mature land- bear's Abaco Ocean Club. Quick boat ride to
acJ giu il, Tlhiti Beach. Hope Town or deep sea fishing.
i1-9 11. ) R1.t =. 361 $399,900-Ref. #7745
BAHAMA PALM SHORES
2 bedroom cottage i a quiet neighbourhood.
Built on sullts with an open floor plan to cap
ture the gentle breeze. Large fenced in yard
and only minutes to the 8 mile beach.
CASUARINA POINT tiUEt t UWN
Located across the canal this 2 bed/2 bath Newly built 2 bed/2 bath cottage close to
home features a 3 sided porch, enclosed yard, Tahiti Beach with private pool and views
high ceilings, mini split a/c. Just minutes to and breezes from the Atlantic. Charming
thebeach and deep sea fishing, turn key home to enjoy right away!
$245,000-Ref. #7705 $715,000-Ref. #7809
3 bed/2 bath home on a 8,729 sq.ft lot.
Catch nice peaks of the Atlantic ocean
from the porch. The home is mostly fur-
nished w7 a 30 KW generator and extra
I bed/1 bath second story condo furnished
and overlooks a marina.
Includes a golf cart garage Amenities
include pool, tennis courts, and gym.
$163,900 -Ref. #7858
TREASURE CAY VILLA #501
2 bed/2 bath villa in a beautiful resort
community. Community pool, steps to
a powder white beach. Ideal
'COZY COTTAGE' MAN-O-WAR CAY
Bahamian style 2 bed/l.5 bath adorable
cottage. Centrally located and dose to
harbour and lovely beaches.
Priced to Sell!
3 bed/2 bath home in a quiet area 1,624sq
ft of air conditioned li space located
acrossfrom the canaWll desired and
VACANT LAND/ HOMES
BAHAMA PALM SHORES
2 bed/2 bath. 2,000 sq. f. home with spa-
cous lning area with a bonus gaming
room. Located on a dead end road offering
LUBBERS QUARTERS SIMMONS PLACE
Island retreat! Two homes on this 9 acre Commercial Property on main tourist
sea to sea property facing beautiful Tahiti strip. Comprises four store fronts and
Beach. Large private dock and endless two 1 bedroom apartments. Investment
$1,675,000-Ref. #7167 $399,900-Ref. #6766
MERMAID COTTAGE MAN-O-WAR CAY
Man-O-War Adorable 2 bed/2 bath 4 bed/3 bath spacious island home on
cottage with wrap around porch. Fea- 6,300 sq. ft. lot Features wrap around
tures generator and central A/C. Fur- porch, central a/c, laundry room, and
nished and close to beach. sun patio.
$299,000-Ref. #7549 $345,000-Ref. #7380
1,100 sq.ftcondo sold furnished. 2
bed/2 bath with ceramic tiles, central
A/C and patio overlooking the tennis
courts.Amenities also include Pool &
Beach access 5284,900 Rel #7829.
Back on the market at an even better pre'
Views plu more with this unique "bedlrbarh
property. Three ,eparale liting qlurters. room
lor guesii or monthly
income from renters
US $675,000-Ref. #7718
2 bed/I bath cottage dose to Ritz Caron inYel-
low Wood Cherokee. LIxaied on a large hillside
lot with ample room for further construction.
$149,000 Ref.# 7838
REDUCED Guana Sea Side Village 3080 sq. ft. Beach access $44,000
Bahama Coral Island 10.0010 q f starting I 12.1110 no
Bahama Palm Shores Reidenuial lois available. larling at t23.00i0
Schooner Bay Little Bridge Beach oceanfront lot. $365000
Marsh Harbour-Large homesite adjacent to Sunrise Bay $210,000
Lubber's Quarters nice sea view lot with dock slip $99,000
Hope Town Oceanfront lot 55' of beach. NOW $595,000
Lubbers Quarters Waterfront lot. 100 x 200. $199,500
Little Abaco Waterfront acreage with power. $49,000
Long Beach 1/4 acre lot in quiet community. $41,500
Hope Town 2b/2b with great views! $599,000
Bookie's Bay Lot#- 4.847 acres with 135'of Oceanfront. $225,000
Susans Cove 15,174 ,q ft. 1l wl amazing hilltop views of Guana.S99.900
Murphy Town Residential lots. Financing available. From $45,000
Little Harbour Elevated lot with views ofAtlantic,$149,000
Sweetings Village 9,000 sq. ft. vacant lot. $48,000
Yellowwood Hlillop loit w/viewi oif Cherokee Creeks. From $79,000
Little Harbour Lot with views and completed foundation. $99,000
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July 1, 2012
The Abaconian Section A Page 5
Volunteers and community members rallied together in an effort to raise funds for Brent
and Angela Lowe. Over $2,000 was raised during the walk-a-thon that will go towards
the rebuilding of the Lowes' home.
By Mirella Santillo
Four people- among them ten years
old Jovan Bailey- walked the entire five
miles from the BAIC Market Place to Mr.
And Mrs. Lowes old house in Spring City
on June 23.The event was a fund raising
walk to help the Lowes rebuild their home
of 17 years that has to be pulled down be-
cause of termite infestation, making it un-
safe to inhabit.
Quite a few people had registered
for the walk after having gathered pledg-
es from sponsors. But unfortunately the
weather did not cooperate and shortly af-
ter they started the walkers met with rain,
making the endurance of the four people
who stuck to the end, all the more note-
They were Dr. Derrick Bailey with
Island Veterinary Clinic, his son Jovan
in one team and Judy Albury with Audra
Bootle in the other team. The participants
were driven back to the departure point
where hot chicken souse awaited.
The event was one of several to fol-
low. Volunteers of the Rotary Club of Ab-
aco, bringing several pots of chicken souse
and trays of Johnny Cake, had gathered
under the BAIC Market place to register
the walkers and sell the souse.
According to the organizers, over
$2,000 was collected between pledges and
sales. Patrick Bethel and Mrs. Victoria Al-
bury were among the people who raised the
highest amount of money for the cause, but
much more is needed to achieve the goal of
pulling the house down and rebuilding it.
Angela Lowe has become the only
breadwinner in the family after her hus-
band stopped working a couple of years
ago because of diabetes. Their son who is
now 17 years old was born with cerebral
palsy, a condition that requires extra medi-
cal care and expenses. They are presently
renting but would like to restore their home
in order to cut one of the fixed expenses.
The Rotary Club has undertaken the
task of raising money to help the family.
President Jo-Ann Bradley is in the process
of putting together a task force to coordi-
nate the accumulation of building materi-
People interested in contributing can
contact Ms. Bradley at 366-2185 or 577-
Love for Lowes Walk-a-Thon raises funds
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Rotary Club of
in a cleanup of
Owanatas Pon in
On June 9 the Rotary Club of Abaco
organized a cleanup of Owantas Pond in
Marsh Harbour. Owantas Pond, which
was dedicated to the mother of Fred Got-
tlieb, is a high traffic used by locals and
tourists alike. Sometime in the past the Ro-
tary Club built a gazebo and walkway over
the pond which allows visitors to enjoy the
Over the years the Interact Club, a
youth branch of the Rotary Club, have
painted and maintained the pond. How-
ever, many agreed it was time to engage
in a full cleaning. Seven Rotarians were
present that day and up to their elbows in
the pond. They cleaned and raked the area,
leading to two pick-up trucks full of debris
being hauled away. The majority of the
trash proved to be Styrofoam boxes com-
monly used for "to-go" lunches.
The Rotary club plans to repaint the
site later in September.
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A reminder that hurricane season is
coming, and it's coming quickly. Here are
some quick tips to follow in order to assure
you are safe during the storm:
Have some sort of shutters to
protect your windows. Plywood
sheets (at least 5/8") are most com
only used, but people do use steel
panels, roll down shutters, and mo
The most inexpensive option is
plywood sheets, but remember to
have them pre-cut and measured, pre-
drilled, labeled and stored where they
can be quickly installed.
Here are some things to do as the
storm approaches to assure your home and
your life are in the least amount of danger
Listen for weather updates on
local radio and/ or television stations.
Do not trust rumors, and stay tuned to
the latest information.
Check your disaster supplies kit.
Obtain any needed items.
Refill prescriptions. Maintain at
least a two-week supply during hur
Clear yard of potential flying
debris, e.g. patio furniture, potted
plants, bicycles, and trash cans.
Protect your windows and glass
Fill your car with gas, check oil,
Make sure your boat is SECURE.
Over chlorinate your pool.
Get cash. ATMs and Banks will
Abaco Rescue Team
ready to serve
By Canishka Alexander
During the Community Emergency
Preparedness Day on June 23, three mem-
bers of the Abaco Shoreline and Rope Res-
cue Team or Abaco Rescue Team were
present. According to Sgt. Paul Johnson,
nine men successfully completed phase
one of three phases of training on Abaco
in March. They are presently unable to
assist with deep -water rescue missions
until they move on to the other phases.
Even so, Sgt. Johnson said that they
form a network that will be connected
throughout the islands of The Bahamas
and indeed throughout the world.
"It's a network because the U.S.
Embassy's intention is to put a team of
rescue persons on each major island," he
explained. "What is so good about Abaco
is that it was the first island selected to do
The Abaco Rescue Team has a com-
plement of skilled and experienced mem-
bers like John Pintard from EMS, Sarone
Kennedy from the Central Abaco Red
Cross Group, "It's a network
yer from the because the
Volunteer Fire U.S. Embassy's
Department, in i
and Bobby intention is to
Jones with put a team of
a few mem-rescuepersons
bers from the person
Department on each major
of Civil Avia- island,"
added that ultimately the intent is to form
a national rescue team and then a regional
one. So far, Abaco and Grand Bahama
have completed Level One of the train-
ing, which deals with rescue and surface
water rescue. New Providence is next on
According to Pintard, the shoreline
and rope rescue training is a joint course
sponsored by the U.S. Northern Com-
mand, NEMA and BASRA. They all re-
ceived a standard training whereby if they
are called anywhere in the world, they
will be prepared to assist.
"So it's now a training that was re-
vised just to suit Abaco," Pintard said.
"Yes, we've done training that benefits
Abaco, but we all have the same stan-
dards. If we work with another team,
once I give certain commands, everybody
The Abaco Rescue Team is in the
process of acquiring a phone number in
the event something happens and they
need to be contacted.
5oth Bahamas Scout
By Canishka Alexander
Rev. Pastor Lucien Cledillon, scout
leader of the 50th Bahamas Scout Group of
Abaco, said that he is in charge of approxi-
mately 60 children a number he hopes
will grow to 100 by the summer's end.
The scouts meet every Saturday from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Haitian commu-
nity known as "The Mud" and have been
meeting together for the last six months.
During their meetings, he said the young
people are engaged in many positive ac-
tivities like picnics and camping, church
services, swimming and hiking.
"I started the scouting program to
keep the children safe and keep them oc-
cupied, and to change the character of the
young people," said Rev. Cledillon.
He said he was involved in the scout
program since he was 11 years old, and
he began as a cub scout. Rev. Cledillon
also said the program has helped to mold
him into the adult he is today, and it has
allowed him to develop a love for working
He is appreciative for the contribu-
tion that the Scouts program makes to the
education and training of the youth and it
helps to develop them into happy, respect-
ful people. The children who are involved
are as young as seven and eight years old,
and they are involved in Cub Scouts. The
12 to 15 year-olds are "Real Scouts" as
Rev. Cledillon puts it, and the teenagers
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Now running well over its 10th year
the Barefoot Man Concert at Nippers on
Great Guana Cay has become one of Aba-
co annual, huge events. It's three days of
music, dance and the merry making that
Nippers Grill is famous for.
This year's summer version will take
place on July 20 with the day concert start-
ing around noon, the evening dinner dance
performance on the 21 at sunset and the
ever popular pig roast concert on Sunday
the 22. The Sunday version will feature
Barefoots back up crew, Sea n B Band mi-
Best known for his catchy Abaco
tunes such as Hope Town Ferry The Fig
Tree and BEC George (Barefoot Man)
Nowak has close ties in Abaco which he
has considered his second home since the
late 60's. His daughter Dawn and a litter
of grandchildren live on Green Turtle Cay.
The event brings in visitors from as
far away as Brazil and Hawaii and always
proves to be an important part of Guana
Cay's yearly tourism boost. Normally cot-
tages, boat slips and golf carts are at a cut-
off point that weekend.
The Barefoot Man has some 20 al-
bums to his credit. Band members are
Chuck and Barrie Quappe, Mark McTag-
gard and Bugs Wilson.
For the three day event shoes are
not required. For more information call the
George "Barefoot Man" Nowak (front and left) performing at Nippers in Guana Cay dur-
ing a concert in 2011. George along with bandmates Chuck and Barrie Quappe, Mark
McTaggard and Bugs Wilson together form the eponymous "Barefoot Man" group.
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Barefoot Man summer concert
scheduled for July
center plans revealed
for Hope Town
By Erin Patterson
The meeting for the new commu-
nity center in Hope Town was opened
in prayer by Mr. Vernon Malone. The
meeting went on to tell about the newly
revised plan for the community center
which will be used as a theater, a place
for youth activities, an event hall for
birthday parties, bridal showers, lun-
cheons, etc. It will also be able to hold
important meetings, such as for the town
council, the concerned citizens watch
meetings, alcoholic anonymous meet-
ings, and so much more.
It will even be able to be used as a
polling station for voting and will be ful-
ly equipped and certified as a hurricane
shelter. The newly revised plans have
been drawn up by Mr. Michael Myers
and will be built by Mr. Stephen Moss,
Mr. Kevin Albury and others. It will
be funded by mostly donations, starting
with a donation of $100,000 in memory
of the late Mrs. Patti Vespour.
By Timothy Roberts
The Servance family aboard Lil Big
Fish won big in the Fourth Annual Green
Turtle Lionfish Derby a collaboration of
REEF, Green Turtle Club and Brendal's
Dive Center along with the Ministry of
Tourism -catching 296 lionfish and earning
the Top Female Hunter as Felicia Servance
caught a total of 55 during the competition
held on June 16.
The top three boats this year belonged
to local fishermen with Got One coming in
third place with 124 trailing The Bo Lowes
who caught 144 but both ended up far be-
hind this year's winner, Lil Big Fish.
Larry Lowe, on The Bo Lowes, won
the prize for the Largest Lionfish, measur-
ing in at 316mm, followed by Team Zis-
sou's 315mm fish for second place and
Rum Punch's 305mm third place fish. The
top prize for Smallest Lionfish (which had
to be brought in alive) went to Team Zissou
with their fish measuring a mere 50mm.
All Play and Got One both netted 64mm
lionfish but All Play got second place based
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From the Editor's Desk // Perfect
How about this weather? It's getting
to be so gloomy and rainy that it doesn't
quite seem like summer. I'm used to sum-
mer squalls, but cloudless days seem to be
in short supply this season. Well, if we can
avoid a hurricane this year because of the
constant rain and clouds I suppose we can
count it as a plus. Our tourists might not
like it too much, but it is much better than
I am feeling a little disappointed,
however. I was really looking forward to
a summer full of sunshine and bright blue
skies. The kind I remember as a child and
teenager. I'm not upset at the weather for
purely selfish reasons, even though I am
really looking forward to going in the boat
on a glass calm day, I'm upset because I
have friends visiting soon and I want things
to be perfect.
I think I've bought into the notion that
our sand, sun and sea is a product and it
should be bundled and presented as such.
But this is folly. Stick around and I hope
I can convince you likewise by the end of
this editorial, dear reader.
Yes, I have friends coming to visit
from out-of-country. Friends who I have
been, for months, hyping-up about our
beautiful island, and explaining our is-
land's superiority to any other vacation
spot. Most days I stand by my words about
our perfection and paradise. I'm only sell-
ing that product that all of us, in our tour-
ist-driven society, create and cater to. But
that thinking is causing me a lot of grief
right now. With my friends arriving in just
a few short days -by the time you're read-
ing this they will have arrived- I will hate
to sheepishly apologize for the weather.
Apologize for the weather. An ab-
surd notion. And yet I believe most of us
have been in a similar situation, whether
because of visiting relatives or friends, that
we feel it is our duty to explain how gor-
geous last week was while our houseguests
sit inside out of the pouring rain.
At least it's not a hurricane.
But perhaps it's a product of my edu-
cation. Maybe my generation was raised
to treat our natural resources as products
to be exploited, advertised, polished and
dangled in front of the almighty tourist dol-
lar. But I'm not here to bash that system, it
seems to have worked. It's turn us all into
peddlers and salesperson of a commodity
we have no direct control of, but it has
But it has come at a cost.
I'm not going to go off on a rant right
now with this editorial. The cost I'm re-
ferring to is not some insidious specter
of capitalism or a path of environmental
destruction. The cost I mean is that it has
jaded us in a subtle way. Many of us, espe-
cially those in the tourist industry proper,
have become so caught up in bottling "per-
fection" that we are at risk of forgetting the
true beauty this island is blessed with. Both
natural beauty and the beauty and strength
of our people.
But my friends are coming.
And I am excited.
I am trying to brush aside the thought
of an impending week of cloudy, "sub-per-
fect" weather that I will likely spend with
them. I'm hoping for sunny skies and calm
water, but I've reminded myself that what
makes this island and country great is that
we don't need to rely on "perfect days" to
show our country's guests a good time.
We have the regatta coming up, we
have restaurants and Bahamian cuisine to
try and lighthouses and loyalist ruins to ex-
plore. You don't need a blisteringly bright
day for a drive down to Sandy Point to
show off that unique part of Abaco, and
you don't need glass calm water for a ferry
ride to Green Turtle to show off the Bust
Garden and quaint village this island's an-
No there may not be perfect weather
this summer. But it shouldn't stop you from
having a perfect time with your friends. It
shouldn't stop you from having a perfect
time with your family. Don't get caught up
in waiting for perfection. You'll go crazy
because you're buying into a fantasy. Cre-
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and diving into our diverse, interesting
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Letters to the Editor
I read with interest your editorial en-
titled 'Crawfish Whips' in the May 1 issue
of your newspaper 'The Abaconian', and
the note about seeing more sailboats in the
My husband and I are living on our
boat permanently, and have been gradually
working our way up the Eastern Caribbean
islands and on to the east coast of the US.
We have cleared into the Bahamas
on our way, intending to stay for about
3 weeks. The fees charged by Customs
are $300 for a vessel of our size, which
includes a 12-month cruising permit and
3-month fishing permit and multiple depar-
tures/entries back to the Bahamas as long
as they occur within the first 90 days.
As we are not planning to stay in the
Bahamas for 12 months, nor do we plan
to re-enter the Bahamas within 90 days,
the $300 fee seems excessive. I can under-
stand the justification for the fee if a person
wants to keep his boat in Bahamian waters
for a long time, but we are just passing
through. It would be better to charge us a
lower fee for a shorter time period.
We had planned to revisit the Baha-
mas on our way back down from the US
in 6 months' time, but if we have to pay
another $300 for the pleasure, we shall not
be doing it.
Your harbours may not be so full as
Up to the People
Any nation has the potential to have a
great impact in the world's economy but its
up to the people to decided against settling
for dependency. The people's morals, atti-
tude, passion, and respect towards its own
country is what determines the success of
As a proud Bahamian college student
studying abroad the state of my Bahama
land saddens me; the blind eyes, castrat-
ed lips, and barricaded ears of the people
drives my heart to a silent suicide. What
has become of the passion we once had for
We only demand from the govern-
ment during election. We sit and listen to
each party bad mouth one another as they
accuse each other of under-the-table deals,
money laundering, and other failures of the
The just months before the general
election whoever is the present govern-
ment signs contracts, starts a government
job program hiring a large amount of peo-
ple for a period of time, and then begin
flashing all they have done.
My people it's not what you can see
that will hurt us or change our current situ-
ation but it's the issues that are being done
in the back rooms soon to be forgotten that
are going to hurt us in the long run.
We have issues surrounding our natu-
ral resources such as fisheries, salt, aggre-
gate and aragonite which if used, market-
ed, and managed correctly can change the
Bahamian economy by providing jobs and
bring in much needed capital.
It's up to the people to not look for
a country to depend on but to become the
country we are looking for. Together let's
make our voices heard. We do not work
for our representatives, but they work for
Carl Archer Jr.
RE: A Tale of Two
As I can appreciate the concerns of
the writer in the previous edition of The
Abaconian, I would like to address his or
her very precise observations relating to
grasses selected to be used on Government
Firstly when a company is selected
for a contract it is customary that they fol-
low the guidelines of the architect and the
specifications of their plans. While I may
have wished to use the Locally Grown
grass, as I have done in the past, it was not
Bahia grass is characteristically know
to look poorly on installation but bounces
back very quickly, as you will see it is al-
most all green and ready for cutting now.
As a Bahamian grower/producer my-
self, I appreciate all concerns to protect lo-
cal markets and wherever possible, respect
Care Landscaping, Marsh Harbour,
From C.O.B student to
the Teaching Profession
In June I would have completed my
first year of teaching after graduating from
the College of The Bahamas last year. This
experience has been like none other and I
would never forget it. Initially, when I was
told that I was being assigned to Moore's
Island Abaco I had mixed emotions. On
the one hand, I was delighted that I was fi-
nally making that transition from student to
professional. I would also be gainfully em-
ployed and would have the capacity to care
for myself and three year old child. I was
very hesitant because until this time I knew
nothing about Moore's Island, Abaco. I
had spent sometime during my childhood in
Exuma and my experiences there wasn't the
most pleasant and so this was another reason
I had mixed emotions about life on another
Out Island. I had these reservations and I
expressed these; however I was assured af-
ter having several phone conversations with
the District Superintendent at that time Dr.
Black, that everything would be okay and
that this would be a good first assignment
for me. Mrs. Black the superintendent at
the time tried to cushion the harshness of
this experience. To my dismay however,
I needed more than a cushion to soften the
harsh realities of life as a new teacher to
the profession and life on an Island that was
labeled Severe Hardship by the Ministry of
Upon my arrival to Moore's Island,
I observed that there were no food stores,
or banks or easy access to Nassau. Flights
were only leaving for Moore's Island Mon-
day, Wednesday and Fridays and the op-
tions were limited too. Abaco Air provided
flights either at 8:30 a.m. in the morning
or 3:30 p.m. in the afternoon. There was
one road that meandered from one end to
the island to the next. It basically took five
minutes to go from one end to the island to
the next by car. There was also a deadly
silence cloaking the place. The silence
was so loud that even mosquitoes could be
heard quite distinctly in the night. These
conditions were in stark contrast to life in
New Providence. Despite the conditions I
found, I started the school term optimisti-
cally as a Religious Studies and Family Life
teacher and a new mother. I tried my best
to fulfill my duties using the experiences, I
had gained from Teaching Practice and my
other previous training experiences obtained
through the College of The Bahamas.
Growing up in a Christian home, I
was always taught to work hard, not to com-
plain and to pray about things that troubled
me. Whatever troubles I was having, I was
taught to put them in the hands of God. As
I began to experience challenges in Moore's
Island I did what I knew best, I worked
harder, did not complain and prayed that
things would have gotten better.
Although I prayed the situation didn't
improve. Living in Moore's Island was like
being a fish in a fish bowl. My life was con-
fined to work, home and church. You are
essentially a hamster on a wheel. Life on
the out Islands is smothering because Out is-
landers see no separation between who you
are as a professional and as a person. Your
professional and personal life is seamlessly
entwined into one. Also, there is no gym
or restaurant, or cultural activities or dance
classes or Toastmasters you can look for-
ward to, to develop yourself. All you know
is that you feel yourself dying inside. Forget
about intellectual stimulation. It's as if you
have been marooned on an Island trapped in
a 1960's time zone.
If you once celebrated individuality
and fashion, consider this a thing of your
past. Curves and individuality, all that make
you feminine is not celebrated. You are now
a brown paper bag, for to be a good teach-
er one must be ultra conservative in long
sleeved desert hot suits. Of course, I am
not saying that dress and grooming is not
important to the work that teachers do but
we need to take a second look at our nar-
row view of what is professional. We must
ensure that in our efforts to standardize this
profession we do not impose our European
will on others. After all who really has the
right to say what is professional or what is
not professional? The concept of profes-
sional is a subjective one.
The end all and be all of who you are
as an individual is a robot who dispenses
information to children. Being a teacher
means you work hours and hours during
the after school hours planning lessons and
assessing student's books at the neglect of
yourself and family. From the vantage
point of the community, your employer,
and administration no matter how much
time you invest planning and teaching les-
sons you are not doing enough. From the
standpoint of the media you are just not do-
ing enough. Being a teacher means you will
never please your employer or the society
because for them success means A's and B's
at the examination level. Being a teacher
is a thankless job because the little that you
do never ever seems to be enough. Do you
know what it feels like to work forty hours
a week and still have people complain about
how inefficient you are? All you want to
do is go home at the end of the day and cry
because you know within yourself that you
have done your best and still people cannot
recognize the hard work you do. Teaching
to me is a thankless job and even when you
communicate your frustrations to Ministry
of Education personnel your feedback is met
with pessimism, antagonism because from
their vantage point, to be a teacher means to
carry the burdens of the society, and as you
shape the lives of your students you must
shut up and deal with it. Teacher's who
voice their displeasure with this reality are
met with scorn because they refuse to accept
such mistreatment and to be ignored as hu-
When you become a new teacher to the
profession, your life is now under a micro-
scope. Standards that many of the commu-
nity members themselves refuse to live by
in their own lives they now expect teachers
to live up to these expectations. Teachers
are to be the Hail Mary's of the community
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Letters From Page 9
and not their own parents. This reality be-
came evident upon my first teaching assign-
ment in Moore's Island. Since accepting
my new assignment I was flabbergasted to
find that students were approaching me with
the words that I needed to find myself a hus-
band and that my child needed a father. I
have also had students who went to the point
of telling me who came and left from my
apartment even the times that I would get
up in the morning. Being a teacher means
that the community will evade your privacy.
In out Island communities the general im-
pression is that the students and adults are
more concerned about the personal life of
the teacher than they are about their own
As a new teacher forget about any
kind of mentoring from experienced teach-
ers. You are all alone to face the new chal-
lenges of being a teacher. It just seems
like a jungle out here with everyone running
shelter skelter for themselves. A new teacher
just feels so alone in an Out Island environ-
ment. You feel like an old dog without a
home to belong to.
I voiced my challenges and doing so
seemed to have worked to my detriment.
Since, doing this I am taunted by my supe-
riors. As a teacher in the profession this
reaction from my superiors underscored the
fact that my personal well-being was of no
concern to my employer. This pervasive
attitude toward teacher concerns and com-
plaints fosters teacher intimidation and has
in turn created a passive disposition among
teachers in the system. Feeling as though,
no one cared about me added to my stress
level. Consequently, I had to make several
trips to the doctor's office. I was diagnosed
with mental fatigue and told to take some
Living on Moore's Island has taught
me valuable lessons that I will never forget
and will be able take with me throughout
my professional career. However, to future
teachers both the veterans and teachers who
are new to the system who may be con-
sidering teaching on an out Island, I have
written this letter to share my experience in
hopes that you will be better informed of
what you are up against. Teaching on an
Out Island is no drive on a Sunday. It might
very well be the most challenging teaching
experience that you will encounter. Teach-
ing on the Out Islands is more than just the
local residents' generous offers of fish and
conch. Currently, I keep myself locked in
my apartment because there is no space for
teachers to socialize. Teaching in the Out
Islands mean you have no identity, no say
and no life of your own.
Page 10 Section A
By Eric Albury
Sea Spray Resort held its third day of the 3rd Annual Goombay Festival on June 21.
The event included a live performance by New Entry, limbo demonstrations and contests
and a short Junkanoo parade.
The next Goombay event is set for July 5 at Sea Spray Resort.
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The Abaconian Section A Page 11
Royal Bahamas Defence Force Band performs at
Junkanoo Summer Festival
By Samantha Evans
mer Festival 2012
was held at the new
BAIC Park in Marsh
ceremony took place
as employees of the
Abaco Ministry of
Tourism Office gave
an outline for the
Gary Sawyer brought
remarks on behalf
of Minister Obie
Sawyer stated that he
is delighted to share
the summer festival
with locals and visi-
tors alike. He said
that each island of
the Bahamas is differ-
ent with Abaco being
unique and dynamic
in numerous ways.
Locals, he explained,
have a special way of
doing things and mak-
ing the people they
greet and meet feel at
Abaco is also
one of those islands,
he added, that still
has that quaint island
charm which he believes is a major reason
that visitors keep coming back and some
even make Abaco their second home.
Above: a performer during the June 21 Junkanoo shakes cow bells to entertain the crowd.
Afterwards, the Royal Bahamas De-
fence Force Marching Band, one of the
feature performers for this opening cere-
mony, entertained the crowd. They played
famous Bahamian songs such as "Mable
Why You Gone," "Over and Over Again."
"Persevere," and "They Only Know Me
When they Need Me."
The Abaco Su-
preme Drill Squad
followed with a Flash
Mob to Beyonce's
song "Move Your
The Impact band
then took the stage
to perform for the
crowd. While they
tor gave the history
of Junkanoo for the
benefit of the tourists
present. She told them
about Johnny Ca-
noe who was a slave
Master who believed
that the hardworking
slaves deserved a day
off. She described the
colors of the costumes
and their significance,
.- and the instruments
i that make the sound
of Junkanoo so infec-
man the Obeah Man
is always a hit and
once again he scared
and excited the crowd
all at once with his in-
credible talent. After
he danced his song,
he invited a few lo-
cals and visitors to the stage at which time
Please see Junkanoo Page 14
* Island lots still available.
Beach lots, Commercial Lots
Call for information
Next to Schooner Bay
* 3/2 Home beach access under $ 250,000
* Lots starting at $30,000
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* Entrance to bay, waterfront lot,
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* Ocean view, beach access, utilities $125,000
* Watching Bay hilltop lot $99,000
* Lot close to town, beach access $149,500
* Jack's Jungle homesite & dockage $135,000
* Additional lots available.
* 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 Uttle Harbour
100' private dock, landscaped $695,000
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#15186 LANDFAU 3/4 acre harboourfront estate w/ beautifully appointed Island
style home and guest cottage. 3b, 2.5b total. Deepwater dock Price upon request.
GUANA CAY #15645 #12362 ORCHID BAY- Highest elevation
SoNiREaE s- 6b.5bhu dImeont d dbeacdlhin Ot WidB. Wteilp er beaci with panoramic views. Luxury 5 bed
4.5 bath on 4 acres. Patio & pool.
vibrantreri atayourtckdoo lrU e alUS$2,500,000. Excellent rental. US$2,250,000.
#14313 ORCHID BAY LOT 2 145
feet of Atlantic beach frontage,
incredible views from 30ft dune.
Motivated Seller! US$1,500,000.
#13638 ORCHID BAY LOT 6 135' of
beach frontage on the Atlantic Ocean at
the prestigious gated resort community
of Orchid Bay Yacht Club. $1,675,000.
#14461 SEA TO SEA Impressive 4b 3.5b home on over 1.3
lush tropical acres, 80 ft dock on the creek.US$1,375,000.
SCOTLAND CAY #13527
SuM MmCoUp- Iacredoublek 25,OO cdstem& new3kwgnerat already
in place. 300ft of beach frontage, deeded dock landing righs. US$1,150,000.
#15217 TROGLODYTE 1.01
acres sea to sea at Cave Hill. I
bed I bath cottage. 80 ft dock
with boat lift. US$950,000.
#13058 ANNE BONNY WATERFRONT
Charming down east 3 bed cottage
with 360 degree views. Protected
dock for two boats. US$950,000.
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#5351 WATERFRONT ORCHID BAY
- 5 bed 4 bath home. Access to pool,
tennis & beach. Fishing, snorkeling
off private 65' dock. US$1,550,000.
#15029 SEA SHORE VILLAS 3 #13594 PRINCE'S TRUST 2bl2b private
townhouse villas with private villa w/ loft, large wraparound porches,
swimming pool. 250' dock, cabanas, gift ISOft of Atlantic frontage, beautifully
shop & laundromat. US$1,350,000. landscaped grounds.US$1,225,000.
r4l4UJ L;OTTAGES 44 & 45 T il l IlOPE L.OTTAGE 90
- Unobstructed views of the 4b home in Ritz Carlton's Winding
Atlantic w/ all the amenities of Bay w/ every imaginable option
the Abaco Club. US$2,000,000. included. US$1,500,000.
fi7 OU EACeH rnnARADISE rU
3b 2 storey fully furnished home
overlooking the Atlantic. Steps
from the beach. US$595,000.
#16156 TRIPLE COTTAGES Rustic
Beach cottages, minutes walk from
mile long sandy beach, close to all
amentias. Good rental. US$380,000.
#14900 P TResT LA T 75 fof beach
frontage & an elevated building site. Excellent
opponunity for iestent or to bid a private
beach gawa Close to ipper US375,000.
#12122 THE ABACO CLUB LOT
#30 Great dune elevation, 1.6
acres. Close to Buster's Beach Bar
& all amenities. US$1,300,000.
#15106 THE ABACO CLUB LOT
#32 Best priced beachfront
estate lot available. Over
1.5 acres. US$1,100,000.
George Damlanos Kerry Sullivan
Broker, Owner Broker
Laurie Schrener Jane Patterson Stan Sawyer BillAlbury
Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent
t242.367.5046 t 242.366.0035 t 242.577.0298 t 242.367.5046
Chds Albury Krist Wong Leslie Pinder
Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent
t242.367.5046 t 242.367.5046 t 242.3675046
the Bahamas MLS
July Ist 2012
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July 1, 2012 The Abaconian
Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay & Green Turtle Cay
1IJJIU LOFTY rIG VILLAS 1I.) WI0U)I T. CHARLES PLACE -
acre commercial parcel, rare SUNRISE BAY Stunning 4 bed 4 bath
opportunity in the heart of town. home with direct beach access and
Income producing. US$2,200,000. private dock slip. US$1,900,000,
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealry corn 1ril Albury@SothebysRealty com
plus office, pristine 5,500 sq.ft.
family home with 100' dock with
elec and H20.US$1,500,000.
Ireafure F'. flCuesr niIQI LU f IlI7o I Ml0EENaLGMIr B5ADCHnrrOJ IN
St.Andrew's Golf Course lots- $35,000. 3BR/2B, 2,000sf furnished home with
Canalfront Galleon Bay lots- $235,000. 124 ft. on Treasure Cay's main beach.
Sunrise Point beachfront $925,000. Great views. Must See. US$1,895,000.
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#12043 WATERFRONT HIDEAWAY Sea
to sea, 150' dock & boat lift. Main house
with I 1/2 bed I 1/2 bath, guest quarters
with 2 bed 2 bath. US$1,495,000.
#14264 BATAVIA PELICAN SHORES-
3bi3b overlooking harbour. Deep water
dock & dock house. US$1,400,000.
#13669 AVALON 3b 2b 2,500 sq. ft.
beachfront home with detached
garage, Beautiful & private court yard
& patios. Furnished. US$1,650,000.
Stan.Sawyer@Sotheby Realty.co m
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furnished 3b/ 3b on 2 lots with 180 ft. 1,100 sq.ft, with private dock
on the canal. Fully serviced 110 ft. dock & detached garage. $880,000.
Perfectly Priced at: US$1,275,000. YELLOWFIN 3b/2b, with dock. $ 1,250,000.
14Fl O IGGY DIGGY PROPERTY -
BUILDINGS ONLY 3 storefronts & 2
apartments centrally located. Great
income potential. US$1,140,000.
#14421 CHATTERBOX PELICAN
SHORES -2 bed 2.5 bath. Panoramic
view of Fanny Bay. Cabana with
summer kitchen. $1,000,000.
#1413i TELLOWFIN UREAT ABACO
CLUB Best buy on the market! 3b
2b on double deep water canal lot
with large pool. US$899,000.
#15643 ROBIN'S NEST-THE RESIDENCES
Uniquely crafted 2b 2.5b residence is
equipped w/the finest furnishings
and fittings. US$1,000,000.
#14362 LowE's RETREAT 3b/3b
& 2b/2b apartment. Swimming pool
w/ large deck Standby generator,
utility room, tool shed. $950,000.
WI S~r5 EACH VILLA 114 2 Ded
2 bath beachfront villa close to
all amenities. Steps to shopping.
Great rental. US$399,000.
J1l T3 nOCK rPOINT LANDING 3
bed 3 bath situated at the entrances
to both Treasure Cay and also
Gun Powder Creek. $940,000.
Stan.Sawyer@ SohebysRealcy.co m
#16195 SUNRISE POINT LOT I -
Beachfront 27,110 sf. Lot in highly
desirable neighbourhood. All utilities
at road boundary. US$549,000.
#14040 TURTLE'S REST-Near
Marsh Harbour Canalfront home w/
private dock in Leisure Lee, 3b, 2b
plus 2 lofts, furnished. US$695,000.
W4I8 il 2 APIS PALACE Great value #U44 Eq EA VIEWS CROSSWINDS
home in TC beach. Furnished, new Best price in neighbourhood,
3 bedroom 2 bath 2 storey home. 2,800 sq.ft. 4 b/3b home. Large lot.
Excellent for rentals. US$795,000. Backup generator. US$585,000.
Jl03 ROYAL rALNPI I SD 4 JD
1,264 sq.ft. condo overlooking
Treasure Cay Marina with dock
slip & storage locker. $540,000.
W .lDIL rIRE KOAD i#8 waterfront
2BR/2B furnished 1200sf home
on 22,192sf Lot with dock on
Sea of Abaco. US$249,999.
131 I 15 TURTLE'S NEST Z.I acres w/
2b 2.5b main home, deep water dockage,
pool, high elevations. $2,350,000.
Turtle's Landing 2b 2b. $877,500.
#4071 BAHAMA PALM SHORES Lot 43 Good residential area. $30,000. Bill Albury
#14359 BAHAMA PALM SHORES -Lot 29 Section 1, Block F, Lot 29. Large lot. $62,000. Leslie Pinder
#4632 MARSH HARBOUR High Rocks waterfront lot. High elevation, views. $599k. Bill Albury
#701 I MARSH HARBOUR NEW LISTING High Rocks 2 acres. $1,250,000. Leslie Pinder
#7086 MARSH HARBOUR -Royal Harbour canal front lot 3 with dockage. $525,000. Bill Albury
#5899 82 ft. of Waterfront Grape Tree Lot, North Abaco. 17,645 sf. US$100,000. Stan Sawyer
#5990 Fire Road 13.6 acres. Road to bayslde. $368,500. Kristi Wong
#6022 Baine's Property Little Harbour. 112 acre + with deeded dock, $195,000. Bill Albury
#7063 Turtle Rocks -18,000 sq.ft with beach access. Fantastic homesite. $65,000. Kristi Wong
#6085 REGATTAS #306 Views of swimming pool & tennis courts. $325,000. Leslie Finder
#6086 REGATTAS #401 -Mins from world class recreational boating facilities. $325,000. Leslie Pinder
#11 155 MARINA ENTRANCE Choice canalfront Lot. $270,000. Scan Sawyer
#16180 Brigantine Bay Block 1S5, Lot 2 NEW LISTING $59,995. Stan Sawyer
#560 1 OCEAN BLVD. Lot 82. Block 2. 10.560 sq. ft. $55,000. Stan Sawyer
#16257 Brigantine Bay Lots 8,9,10 onWindward Beach.$59,885.ea Call for price on all 3 Lots as a package.MLS#s also 16194,16298 Stan Sawyer
#16299 Rock Point Lot 8 90 ft. of frontage. $185,000. Rock Point Lots 7 & 8. Call for package price, Stan Sawyer
#12564 ATLANTIS 2207. Canalfront 2 storey condo. 2b 2b w/ dock & garage. US$ 450.000. Stan Sawyer
#13782 BEACH TOWNHOUSE Steps to beach. End Unit. $349,000. Stan Sawyer
#14582 PINEAPPLE POINT #5-Canalfront furnished 2b 2b ground floor unit w/ dock slip. $695,000. Stan Sawyer
#13859 ROYAL PALM 2437 Canalfront with dock slip included. $540,000. Stan Sawyer
BAHAMA BEACH CLUB Hot Deals. Luxurious resort amenities. Stan Sawyer
#5121 Lot 32/32a 90 ft on water over looking the Sea ofAbaco $5500,000. Jane Patterson
#5120 Lot 26 Great Value 22.000 sq ft corner lot over looking the bay. $250,000. Jane Patterson
GREEN TURTLE CAY
#13542 GILLIAM BAY ESTATE 1.7 acres on beach. Existing 2 bed home. US$ 650.000. Stan Sawyer
SEE SECTION A, PA
SCHOONER BAY #5671
WATERFRONT LOT HAmRBO ISLAND 52 ft on
harbour facing Schooner Bay Village. Enjoy
a seaside golf cart community. $160,000.
SANDY BEACH HIDEAWAYS 4b 2b waterfront
home. 20 min drive from Marsh Harbour. Relax
on patio overlooking the beach. $750,000.
IEI I I .. nrCnHnUv n I A.IU
OCEAN VIEws from 3 bed/2 bath hj above sea le" with beach access. Near Nds Pui. US$379,000.
Also 2 bed 2 bath cottage with generator. Great starter home with some TLC. US$209,000.
tGE 3 FOR HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY, LUBBERS QUARTERS & TILLOO CAY
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Junkanoo From Page 11
he taught them four dance moves.
The other feature act for the evening
was Geno D, Bahamian entertainer who
was born and raised on Moore's Island.
He too sang some very famous Bahamian
songs along with his very own hits in-
cluding "All Day All Night Mary Ann,"
"Ring Play," Dog Don't Bark at Parked
Car," "Mosquito Bite," "Looking Pretty
and Smiling," and "Born Tere." Finally,
he showed his artistic ability by imitating
some entertainers such as Otis Redding.
He was assisted by the Royal Bahamas De-
fence Force Pop Band.
The night came to an end with enter-
tainment by the Royal Bahamas Defence
Force Pop Band who also sang famous
Bahamian hits such as "Boom Pineapple
Whine" and "Stop the World and Let Me
Festivities planned for Bahamas' 39th Independence
By Canishka Alexander
Preparations for The Bahamas' 39th
Independence Day begin on July 7 with a
Fun Run Walk event on Abaco.
According to Whelma Colebrooke of
the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture,
the designated route begins at 7 a.m. at
the Crossing Beach and ends at the Marsh
Harbour Government Clinic, and is open
to five age categories for male and fe-
male participants. Registration forms will
be available at the Ministry of Youth and
the Administrator's Office during the first
week of July for those interested.
On July 8, an Ecumenical Service is
scheduled for all to attend at New Hope
Baptist Church in Mount Hope at 3 p.m.
Pastor Stephen Knowles, president of the
Abaco Christian Council, said that trans-
portation will be provided for those living
Performers sported bright colours as they danced for the crowd on June 21.
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in South and Central Abaco to attend the
service. He said that the council seeks to
share all events of this nature among all
three districts on the island.
"We are calling upon all of our
people throughout the length and breadth
of Abaco inclusive of the cays to make
preparation to come out to this service of
thanksgiving," Knowles said. "Abaco can-
not deny that God has been very good to us
as a people."
The featured event is the Flag Rais-
ing Ceremony on July 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the
BAIC Park. Gaynell Rolle, chief finance
officer at the Business License and Evalua-
tion Department, described it as a cultural
explosion. The program is divided into
three entertainment sections: youth jam,
gospel hour and artists explosion.
Rolle said the ceremony will con-
clude with a grand celebration by secular
artists and special guest artist Geno D.
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force Band
and Police Band will put on a joint perfor-
mance before the fireworks display begins
and the cutting of the cake in celebration
of the 39thIndependence of The Bahamas.
Ishmael "Stretch" Morley confirmed that
everything was just about complete for the
use of the BAIC Park as the venue for the
Flag Raising Ceremony.
In addition to the 2012 Independence
Committee members, Garnell Stuart-
Limperes of the Island Waves Cultural
Center with the artist selection is assisting
Rolle. Stuart-Limperes said that while lo-
cal talent is definitely here, the artists also
need support from the community.
Supt. of Police Noel Curry assured
everyone that the police are fully prepared
to secure the site during the festivities
and that they are looking forward to their
performance with the Defence Force offi-
cers during the parade. Like Supt. Curry,
Cooper was also looking forward to the
Independence celebrations, and he encour-
aged all persons to show their patriotism
during this season, and to participate in all
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are responsible for assisting him with the
younger children's training.
The children were excited about the
program and most of them expressed their
love for the training, learning to be pre-
pared, meeting new people and travelling.
Throughout the years, Cledillon has
been referred to as B.P. which makes
reference to the surname of Lord Robert
Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scout
"I love the Scouts so much, that ev-
erybody I pass calls me B.P.," he said.
"On my honour, I promise that I will do
my best duty to God, the Queen and my
country, to help people at all times and to
keep the Scout law."
Rev. Cledillon is assisted by Alex
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of Feed My Sheep Church of God where
Rev. Ronald Lucane is the senior pastor.
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The smallest lionfish caught that day measuring 52mm was caught by "Good Luck."
Don't let the size fool you, this destructive fish has a voracious appetite.
Lionfish From Page 1
The number caught this year, 667,
is a dramatic reduction from the amount
hauled in during the 2011 tournament. In
2011 the grand total was 2,957 lionfish.
This has Ms. Williams, and others in the
fishing community, optimistic about the ef-
forts of such tournaments in the reduction
of the lionfish population.
While a conclusion may be drawn
about the fewer number of boats competing
this year being responsible for the smaller
result, anecdotal evidence might prove oth-
erwise. One local team who also competed
in last year's derby described having to go
to three times as many locations to catch a
similar amount as last year. This is excit-
ing news in the local fight against the inva-
sive, and destructive, species.
The awards ceremony was held at
The Jib Room in Marsh Harbour on June
23. "KiKi" was awarded the prize for most
caught. "Good Luck" came in second place
with a total of 107 lionfish. Coincidentally,
"KiKi" had the largest fish, 355mm, and
"Good Luck" had the smallest at 52mm.
Other boats competing on the water
that day were: "Rum Punch" with 17,
"All Slay" with 31, "Black Pearl" with 2,
"Shoutin Time" with 32, "Whaler" with
19, "Little Rider" with 19, and "Blue
Tang" with 32.
Mr. Russell and Ms. Williams both
announced that night the continued plans
for a year-long derby. The grand prize will
be $1,000, provided by Marsh Harbour
Exporters and Importers, and a second
place cash prize of $500. The results will
be kept by Mr. Russell's business as fish
are brought in at the anglers' convenience.
The award will be presented at next year's
lionfish Derby. The Green Turtle Cay der-
by is offering a similar year-long prize.
Gurth Russell award the grand prize to the captain of "KiKi. "
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Sales Team of
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TREASURE CA Y
Treasure Cay Beach Parcels
Windward Beach Lots 12 & 13 # 2031 I Uo' sandy
beach frontage. 44,/,- s/fcleared, walled parcel. All
utilities available. Fabulous sea views. $1..49.(00t.
Ocean Blvd. Li 910, Blh-ck 2-- 1992 iiu Li.:dil
large beachfront lot with 140"' of sandy beach
inoiiIc. Ideal for state home. Sensational sea views!
All uiilnc- .a I i ble. $1,499,01 0.l.
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lot of 17,542 s/fwith 100' of beach Iriomaiie un Sea of
Abaco, PLUS Gallcon Bay lot of 17,955 s/fwi th
approx. 76' of sea-walled canal frontage. $1,446.000.
Ocean Blvd. Beach Parcel t#142 F.Tcpi i,,.illN
oversized 1.26 acre beach lot, 165' beach frontage. All
ul i,=1',. l\ t jdaLhie $1,399,000.
II indiward Beach Lot 19, B loak1P~ -" r, 12.,4 i
s/f lot. ),l'bechl front i(.ated level parcel, native
stone seawall. s 'sea Views. $599,000.
Tre'a ure Cay Area Devehlmiip nr Parcel
Sand Banks ( reel -Icreicage -:. I .5> 24 acres at
Treasure Cay entrance, 539' V.iacLr fri 'i..i LL'. I .i l,'
road li' ii.iuac'. 2und elevations. Ideal for commercial
Treasure C('ay C anal Parcels
Briganine' Bay- # 1662 -Two, LadpiiniiiL 'miele
f.inlily residential lots, I 3.0212 .i I1.1 % i id l iiihLIed
144' ofsea-walled rI'rontre. All utilities available.
Superb water views. $785,000.
Brigantine' Bay 1559 I i, I(I* s/f level, cleared
parcel with 164' ofbulk le.ic.ed & protected water
troitiiicc. Dock & dolphin pilings installed. $599,000.
Windward Beach Drivet Bea rtrcel 169 i -
Oversized I7.irois! iii r i A Iil)' piodJI sand
beach frontage si rS a wall. All uliiii- ;i\. ,ljhlec.
Suberb sea ,. 599.1.
Treasure Cay Harbourfront Lot- I 04 13,678 I
landscaped parcel, 153' of hulklhe.idL d .i.%l ill. 140' of
lay-along docks, garage, water & electricity S499.I.100.
Brigantin' Blr' I 1598 Cleared lots 1 & 2A, 19,300
s/f 130' bulkheaded frontage, new dock. $495,000.
Galleon Buy r 1 441 -. 0 1'leared parcel, 64' it
bulkhead \wii hdoc ,..k Iouise. $399,000.
Galleon Ru ;,' r 2 i-'r.- Iri I Ii,2 i5 s/f cleared canal lot,
88'+ protected canal froimii:ine Sea-walled, plus dock &
li:\ ii pil ing All uilti s.- il.ible. $350,000.
Galleon Bau CanalLot4 # 1963 I i.( 1.I0 i cleared
parcel with 80' seawalled canal trli'rni-c. New deep
water sheltered"T" dock with power & water.
Brigantine Bay 1173 & 1174 2 adjacent deep water
canal parcels, each I 1.2l' > f, 80' bulk head, 1411'
depth. Cleared, ilii0,C .iilable. EACH $299,950.
Brigantine Bay i 1494 1 s.0i7 s/f cleared parcel
120' deep water bulk-headed fronm:ag. $270,000.
Brigantine RBar # 1622- 1632 A selection of 11
.Idjuiiiuiih level & cleared canal lots ranging in size
from 11,673 s/fto 19.!.; s I' il i Jdep water canal
frontages from 74' to 173'. All lots with bulkheaded
sea walls installed. All utilities available. Great water
views altIL I-helered Brigantine Bay. L iiq.n- = 1632
also includes 2 liriet docks installed.
From 1$66,0l00l. to 1753.0110.
firigantine Canal # 1971 17,300 s/f parcel. 123' sea
walled frni,.lc. All utilities available. Sea ofAbaco
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.lldri-lamily Residential Lot- # 1774 -21.826 s/f
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# 1787- "Rivendell"- Rustic 2 bed, 2 bath, 1.284 s/f.
finished beach cottage on 2 buildin- lots total 41.800
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furnished home-main house. separate master suite, guest
cottage, pool & dock. 1.74 elevated acres, 330' IIhorcline
Superb panoramic water views. $1,995,000.
Orchid Bay Beachfront Parcel 25 # 1530 1.173 acre
Atlantic Ocean lot. 130' sandy beach frontage. Excellent
elevations, spectacular ocean views. Orchid Bay
amenities include .i I iIn,. marina, restaurant, pool,
tennis courts, beach pavilion, paved roads. $1,499,000.
"Summer Dreams" # 1814 -Furnished 3 bed. 2.5
bath, 2,5 storey oceanview home on 7.408 s/f parcel.
2.000 s/f under air. 1.000 s/f covered porches. Dock
slip included. MOTIVATED SELLER! $595,000.
"Wave Watch" # 2030 "Turnkey" furnished 3 bed.
2 bath. 2 level ocean view home. 2,000 sI hl 1111.
1,000 s/f elevated perimeter decks. 14,067, f parcel.
Unparalled ocean views. $499,950.
"Secret BHea h" I 26'/1268 Ocean Front Elevated
Parcels 9A (19.190 s/f ) & 9B (16.144 s/f) lots, each
with 100' +/- of Atlantic Ocean rocky shoreline & sand
beach frontage. Prime building sites. EACH $199,000.
Ocean Ridge Estates t 2045 7 ocean & sea view
residential lots Ir..m 7,686 sq. ft. to 16,740 sq. ft.
Underground electrical infrastructure in place, dockage
available in Boat I larbour, ocean & sea common
community areas. Lots from $77,750.
Ocean Ridge Estates AES 2045 -, 3ed Ocean View
Lot # 6, 1o 74ui Sq. Ft. parc 0 '"-unobstructed Atlantic
Ocean Views .0 $139,750.
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Beach Front Parcel # 714 45.34. s/f parcel, 100'
ocean beach frontage. Electricity available. Ideal site
for pennanent residence or vacation home. $325,000.
Inland Lot Near Beach # 1176 Large 21.450 s/f
level lot on main street, electricity & telephone
Inland Lots 17 & 18, Blk. 4 # 1868 2 adjoining lots of
l.l r i i I each. Short walk to beach. Each at $27,500.
Inland Lots 11 & 12- = I (o I 2 adii.iini lots. oou, t
each in Sect.4. Short walk to Atlantic beach. Electricity
available. Each $24.o0l0.
"Coco Beach" r 16 - Newly built 3 bed, 3 bath. 3
level fully furnished buicJiL i Iti humc. 1.ii7I 0 I'nuiider
air. 1 ,2i _i t'open p.ui 101 9. acre parcel with 101'
sandy beachfront, plus dock and boat lift. Sensational
sea views from virtually every room. $999,000.
Beach Home 1532 3 bed. 3.5 bath elevated 2 level
semi furnished home. 1.874 s/f under air, 1,500 I
covered porches on 0.89 acres, 93' sandy beach
tront.igLc. Panoramic sea views. $650,000.
Beach Lot # 1815 0.94 Acre bep parcel with 120' of
Sea.,t Abaco sandy J.nl F Electricity &
telephone available t waterr views. $225,000.
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Turtle Rocks South Beach Lot %PSI 31 2.376 Acre
beachfront parcel with l1Q'C W beach fronioige
Extends from S (C W %. to Beach $399,000.
"Casuarina Cottage" # 1866 2 bed, 1 bath, 816 s/f
semi-furnished cottage on 14.000 s/f lot with 127' of
canal frontage with boat ramp. $175,000.
NORTH.-I AB CO
Blackwood Wlaterfront Parcel # 1521 38,514 s/f
parcel,167' of deep water Sea of Abaco frontage and
highway froniage Topography well suited for a marina
site. Utilities available $98,500.
Boiling Hole Lot 18 # 1827 Sea of Abaco waterfront
lot, 17.472 sq. ft. with 100' hard rock shoreline &
nmaginificenl sea views. All utilities available. $79,000.
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Lot "A"- The Bluff l1 5' .nl i) I'fcs.i of Abaco
\\.nerlront lot. 89' "halk shoreline, 30' elevations,
Near Bluff -Hous t~at sea views $399,000.
Pelican Shores Harbourfront Home # 1563 5 bed.
4.5 bath, 5,600 sq.. ft. tastefully furnished home with
pool & dock. Well maintained, superior quality
construction, many extras. I acre+/- landscaped. 115'
water frontage. 53.495,000.
"Sea View" Great Abaco Club # 1203 3 bed, 2.5
bath. 1,880 s/f furnished sea view home, plus 280 s/f of
open deck on 4,918 s/f parcel. Well maintained, gated
community, great rental income potential. Includes
private deep water dock. $699,000.
Commercial Bldg. #1792 6.000 s/f retail & warehouse
bldgs on 20,000 I' parcel in heart of town.
4 tenants, niiihil' rental income. $499,000.
"Regattas of Abaco 408 ::2i00(L 2 Bed, 2 bath 2nd level
1.200 sq. ft furnished condo. Well maintained, great
harbour views. Near to town & beach $289,000.
Regattas ofAbaco # 2 :I; 2 bed, 2 bath. 825 s/f
2nd level "inn-key'" iul4e condo near to beach,
shops, marina, et $ 176,000.
#1571 Inland Lot # 15 18,000 s/f parcel 400' from
beach with beach access. Electricity available. $42,500.
# 1846 "Yellowbird" 2 bed, 2 bath, turn-key
furnished elevated tanalrioni home. 1.900 i I under roof.
80' lay-along dock, plus boat slip, ramp & lift.
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE $550,000.
Canalfront Home 1865 2 bed, 2 bath furnished home,
recently built in 2003. 11,378 s/f parcel, 120' bulk-headed
canal frontage, 78' lay-along dock. $549,000.
# 1 4 5- 11,531 s/f canal lot. 100' canal frontage, boat
slip, dock. ramp, 12I 1 1llllh boat lift, electrical power &
water. Accommodates up to 80' boat. $225,000.
# 602 Large 15,344 < i'cleared & level lot with 197" of
filly seawalled, protected canal frontage. Water
installed, other utilities available. $249,000.
# 1080 12,100 s/f canal parcel with 110' sea walled
canal frontage. Boat davits installed. Reduced $179,000.
# 1593 10,590 s/f canal lot with 120'of bulkheaded
seawall installed. All utilities available. $179,000.
#2054 Lot # 204 10.590 s/f lot with 105' deep water
canal frontage. All utilities available. $149,000.
# 1844 2 adjoining deep water, sheltered canal lots.
9,9i11, s f each, 50- x 50" shared dredged boat slip, 150'
lay-along docks each. Near beach.
EACH REDUCED TO $145,000.
#811 10,4-10 I sea view Loirnei ,flp Ir') h 1'ofroad
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LY I 2012 (B)
ent rafocuses on disaco
Red Cross event focuses on disaster preparedness
By Canishka Alexander
On June 23, members of the Cen-
tral Abaco Red Cross Centre organized a
Community Emergency Preparedness Day
at Central Abaco Primary School from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Group Leader Sarone
Kennedy explained that the purpose of the
event was to sensitize people and to pro-
vide information to them about different
types of events that could become emer-
gencies and lead to disasters.
Kennedy said that part of the Red
Cross' mission focuses on four core areas:
promotion of Red Cross fundamentals and
humanitarian values; to provide health and
care in the community; disaster response;
and disaster preparedness.
The latter, he said, was the area tar-
geted for that day. Kennedy indicated that
once people are prepared before some-
thing like a hurricane or a tornado occurs,
it minimizes the loss of life and property.
In preparation for the day, Kennedy asked
representatives from several agencies on
the island to make presentations.
During his welcome, Kennedy said:
"We know we're at the beginning of hur-
ricane season, but there are other kinds
of things that happen, which are not hur-
ricanes or tornadoes. They are fires and
sometimes floods and other kinds of
events, so we want to be knowledgeable
about what to do in those kinds of situa-
Barbara Johnson, director of the Ab-
aco Red Cross Centre, brought greetings
and remarks. She expressed her excitement
over the day, and said it was a good day to
Left: Central Abaco Red Cross members. Not pictured : Regina Kennedy and Crystal
get the training and see the hands-on dem-
onstrations in order to always be prepared.
She also commended the agencies and Red
Cross members that were represented for
playing a major part in emergencies.
Throughout the day, Matthew Key
and Sgt. Paul Johnson of the Marsh Har-
bour Volunteer Fire Department talked
about fire prevention and fire safety. Mar-
garet Smith, a counselor from The Chris-
tian Counselling Centre, presented infor-
mation on the psychological impact and
recovery of those who've experienced a
Portia Laing and Cindy Carroll of J.S.
Johnson Insurance Company pointed out
the kinds of products they offer along with
the types of insurance available, so that
people can rebuild their homes and busi-
nesses. From a claims perspective, Carroll
suggested that people take an inventory of
all that needs to be insured instead of wait-
ing until a disaster is upon them.
"You can't just say 'Oh, that won't
happen to me' because it's possible, and
that is why we have insurance," Carroll
commented. "It's because of the what ifs."
Claudine Burrows, a Red Cross
member, manned a display that featured
items that make up a Family Disaster Kit.
The items included water, a Ziploc bag
containing important documents, toiletries,
canned goods, bread, eating utensils, med-
icine kit, battery-operated radio, flashlight,
bucket of cleaning supplies, clothing, blan-
ket and pillow and a bin to store everything
in. Jerry Cornish was responsible for sign-
ing up all who wished to join the Bahamas
Donna Lowe of BTC also showcased
a number of the company's products and
distributed brochures on prepaid and post
paid phone plans as well as broadband ser-
vices. There were lots of BTC giveaways
for those who visited her table.
The 50th Bahamas Scout Group from
Marsh Harbour was also invited along with
the Shallow Water and Rope Rescue Group
generally called the Abaco Rescue Team.
Meanwhile, EMS representatives provided
information on sudden illnesses and how to
access their service if something happens.
Regina Kennedy gave a presentation
to the younger ones on the importance of
shelters. Before the lunch break, the chil-
dren were given Disaster Preparedness co-
louring books that also provided informa-
tion on disasters.
Kennedy was confident that persons
attending the event were given insight into
the resources that are available on the is-
land, which to call and how to access that
service in an emergency so it does not be-
come a disaster.
"Our effort in this regard is to sen-
sitize people and to give them informa-
tion because knowledge is power, so that
people would be prepared and not scared,"
Going shopping thi summ
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TheAbaconian July 1, 2012
The Abaconian Section A Page 19
By Rashida Murray
In honor of Bishop Archilaus Wil-
liam Cooper and his wife Mother Estella
Cooper retirement, a service was held at
Faith Walk Church of God in Cooper's
Town on June 24th.
The retirement service was con-
ducted by Bishop Anthony Campbell,
Abaco District Overseer. Bishop Camp-
bell duly established protocol recogniz-
ing and welcoming those including The
Rt. Honorable Hubert A. Ingraham, the
former Prime Minister of the Bahamas,
the former M. P. Kenneth Russell, the
former speaker of the House of Assem-
bly Alvin Smith, Bishop John Humes,
Administrative Bishop for the Church of
God, all of the departing Island Admin-
istrators, members of the clergy both lo-
cally and nationally, visiting guests, the
leaders, members and followers of Faith
Walk Church of God.
Bishop Cooper's first job was a
teacher's assistant, and later gained em-
ployment as a fisherman, farmer, carpen-
ter, waitman, contractor, taxi driver, and
a Bahamasair ticket agent before becom-
ing a pastor.
In June 1950, Archilaus Cooper
courted and married Estella Adderley
in December of that same year. 3 years
later, he became a Christian.
In 1968, heeded the call to pasto-
ral life as inspired by this quote he heard
during the first of the district conven-
tion. Archilaus Cooper heard these life
changing words -if you want to be a good
farmer stay with farming, if you want to
be a good fisherman stay with fishing if
you want to be a good carpenter stay with
carpentry, and if you want to be a good
preacher stay with preaching. Hence, he
succeeded Rev. Calvin Saunders as pas-
tor of Church of God in Cooper's Town.
On the evening before the retire-
ment service, Curtis Cooper, the Bish-
op's nephew expressed these sentiments
saying, "He is closing a chapter of his
life but not the book. There are still
many sermons to come out of him. After
a job like this, man will not be able to
reward you only the God whom you have
served so faithfully."
celebrates the "Man of
By Rashida Murray
How does a church commemorate a
spiritual father, namely, Bishop Archi-
laus William Cooper who served for 28
years faithfully to the Church of God, his
community and his country?
Well, the members of Faith Walk
Church of God set out to celebrate him
along with Mother Estella Cooper in
grand style by hosting an elegant ban-
quet at the church hall on Saturday, June
Pastor Curtis Cooper of the Full
of the honou-
rees and Elder
tosh of Faith
"We can hold
our heads higl
go and we are
proud to say
that he is our
Friends and family came out to dine and
commemorate the life legacy of their
spiritual father and mother.
Cephas Cooper, Senior Island Ad-
ministrator, described his father Ar-
chilaus Cooper as being "incredible."
Addressing his father, Cephas Cooper
expressed his heartfelt sentiments on be-
half of the family by saying how much
they appreciated the wonderful contribu-
tions Bishop made in this community.
"He is the patriarch in our fam-
ily," said Mr. Cooper, "We can hold our
heads high wherever we go and we are
proud to say that he is our Father. He's
been our hero, our mentor, and we could
not have asked for a better father. Thank
you for your great sacrifice of love."
The entire evening ensued with tes-
timonials of persons whom knew the man
as Archilaus, and as Bishop; noting the
A word of encouragement was of-
fered to the Bishop and his wife by Jen-
son Edgecombe, who is the assistant pas-
tor at Friendship Mission Church. "If
there were no cross you would not have
your crown, but because you've been so
faithful you are here now."
In concluding the evening, Ad-
ministrative Bishop John Humes of the
Church of God in the Bahamas includ-
ing the Turks & Caicos Islands, stood
briefly and complimented the mister and
his wife sister Estella. He described the
humble and gentle fellow Bishop Archi-
laus William Cooper as simply "the man
of all seasons."
Local business seeks
young entrepreneur to
help grow operations
Bernadette Hall is a partner in a lo-
cal recycling business, Oasis Services.
Though for several years she has success-
fully grown the venture she is now ready
to hand the business on to another young
"All you need is a truck and the en-
ergy and you can take this operation to
incredible heights," Ms. Hall explained.
"We don't just store the collected cans and
bottles, there is a process."
Ms. Hall explained the process and
work that goes into running a recycling op-
eration, saying that cans and bottles must
be sorted and packaged and sent to Nassau
where they are quantified and paid for by
the larger companies. The business already
has recycling receptacles and partnerships
established across Abaco.
"It's the perfect self-starter project,"
Ms. Hall claimed, "the potential for growth
is enormous. One could even expand into
recycling used oil and grease. There is a
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July 1, 2012
Fa La Me Captures BBC Championship Title
By Timothy Roberts
After a four year hiatus from the Ba-
hamas Billfish Championship Frank Rodri-
guez returned to the competition with re-
newed determination in his new Viking 70
and won the title for the first time.
Mr. Rodriguez said it felt great as
they tried to win the Championship for
many years, finishing in the top five many
years and coming second in 2007. "We
came with that in mind this year and thank
goodness we did it!" he said.
He attributed the team's success to
consistency noting that they caught at least
one blue marlin in each tournament along
with a Grand Slam in Harbour Island.
He said they have been coming to
Abaco for over 20 years and they love the
island. "Abaco always opens their arms to
us; the people here are great and we really
hate to leave."
Mr. Rodriguez's team Fa La Me
wasted little time making their mark in the
series with 1800 points on the first leg in
Guana Cay, narrowly missing third place
based on time as Barry Weshnak's Miss
Annie achieved 1800 points first.
Rodriguez's team went on to capture
first place at the Harbour Island Champion-
ship, despite being plagued by a weather
system that eventually became Tropical
Storm Beryl, again scoring 1800 points.
BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION
MANAGER ABACO OPERATIONS
FAMILY ISLANDS DIVISION
A vacancy exists in the Abaco Operations Family Islands Division for a Station Manager.
The job has responsibility for the overall administration and supervision of the power stations on Abaco
This indudes operating generating units in an economic and safe manner; constructing, operating and
maintaining distribution systems; responding to forced outages and corrective maintenance occurrences;
providing customer services; developing and implementing protection schemes; and producing the
Business Plan and Annual Budget.
Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to the following:
* Overseesthe operations, directs the activitiesof supervisors and staffofthe operation, andtakesan active
part in dealing with administrative and technical problems of the operation;
* Prepares the Operations Annual Business Plans and Budgets and prepares other long term plans for the
approval of theAGM- Family Islands. Also provides monthly, quarterly and annual reports on the activities
and performance of the operation so that the degree to which the operation is achieving its objectives and
adhering to corporate policies, is known;
* Performs administrative duties for the protection of the corporations' assets such as power stations,
lands and buildings etc. also administrates cost control functions (local contracts), expenditure accounts,
collection of accounts and banking;
* Establishes and maintains contact with the Chief Government Administrator for the area, Local
Government Administrator, major customers and maintains good relations with consumers in general;
* Maintains adequate staffing through BI-annual review of the organization and use of proper recruitment
procedure. Establishes individual performance standards and ensures they are achieved. Conducts
performance appraisals and recommends increments/performance incentive payments. Recommends
specific training/development needs for staff;
* Manages subordinate staff, coordinates information and supporting data in respect to grievances and
disciplinary matters arising and forwards in a timely fashion to the AGM Family Islands. Administers
discipline as required;
* Oversees the Stores Department. This involves activities such as inventory control, setting maximum and
minimum levels etc.;
* Provides system controls for both generation and distribution system operations to optimize customer
service and satisfaction while minimizing the cost of operating the overall systems;
* Prepares area proposals on specific capital projects for the approval of the AGM -Family Islands. Accepts
directives from the AGM Family Islands on matters of general policy in order to ensure consistency and to
undertake other duties as directed.
Job requirements include:
* 9+ years experience in an engineering managementand administration related environment;
* Bachelor degree/HND in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent qualifications;
* Good judgment and sound reasoning ability;
* Good negotiation skills;
* Good time management skills;
* Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
* Ability to interpret technical reports and drawings;
* Sound knowledge of project management;
* Sound knowledge of distribution and transmission systems and their planning and operations;
* Sound knowledge of safety procedures;
* Sound knowledge of generation and associated systems.
Interested persons should apply by completing and returning an Application Form
to: The Assistant Manager-Human Resources, Bahamas Electricity Corporation, Blue
Hill & Tucker, P. O. Box N-7509 Nassau Bahamas on or before: July 12,2012.
Only candidates meeting the requirements will be contacted.
HUMAN RESOURCE DEPARTMENT
Above: "Fa La Me, champions of the 2012 BBC Championship
They were aided in their win with a 700
point 'Grand Slam Bonus' which came on
day one of that series and helped to propel
them into first place overall.
The BBC returned to Abaco in June
for the Marsh Harbour Championship
newcomer, team Island Time, released
three blue marlin to edge out Fa La Me
on time for Second Place. The Third Place
finish increased Fa La Me's overall score
to 6,700 points.
At the final leg of the 2012 BBC se-
ries, the Treasure Cay Championship Both
Fa La Me and Susan McCart's Absolut
Joy finished the tournament with 1,400
points. This time, Fa La Me was the first
to achieve the 1,400 points to secure Third
Place at Treasure Cay.
Team Fa La Me finished the season
with 8,600 points and captured the coveted
title of Bahamas Billfish Champion for
2012. For the four tournaments, Fa La Me
caught and released eight blue marlin, 6
white marlin and one sailfish.
The third place finishes at Guana Cay
and Harbour Island combined with eight
blue marlin releases and one sailfish for the
season landed Barry Weshnak's Miss An-
nie in Second Place Overall. Miss Annie,
a Viking 52, won the BBC title in 2010
after finishing 3rd Overall in 2007 and 2nd
Overall in 2008.
John and Anne Aramendia's team
Give It Away from Rockport, Texas fished
their first BBC series this season. Anne
Aramendia, who became an avid billfish
angler after winning the Texas Women
Anglers Tournament, is the lead angler on
the Team and managed a Grand Slam at the
first BBC leg at Guana Cay. Team Give It
Away caught and released five blue marlin,
one white marlin and two sailfish during
the four tournaments and, aided by Second
Place finishes at Guana Cay and Treasure
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BBC From Page 20
Cay, captured Third Place Overall in BBC
During the Awards Banquet at Trea-
sure Cay's Spinnaker Restaurant, team Fa-
La-Me was awarded the coveted Bahamas
Billfish 'Championship Ring' created ex-
clusively for the Bahamas Billfish Champi-
onship and presented by Monica Higgs of
Abaco Gold. BBC President Al Behrendt
presented the custom designed Geoffrey
Smith bronze trophy for Fa-La-Me's over-
all win and a gift certificate from renowned
marine artist Steve T. Goione for a Custom
Yacht Portrait of the new Fa-La-Me.
The 'Top Overall Captain,' Robbie
Moore, was the recipient of the Lindsay
Forde Memorial Trophy, a handsome
bronze sculpture presented by the Lewis
Both teams Miss Annie and Give It
Away received Geoffrey Smith custom de-
signed bronze trophies from the BBC. In
addition, Miss Annie received a $1,000
gift certificate from Alexseal Coatings and
Give It Away was presented with a $500
gift certificate from Treasure Coast Propel-
During the Championship's 39th sea-
son, anglers caught 133 billfish; 75 blue
marlin, 42 white marlin and 15 sailfish.
The Bahamas Billfish Championship
is the oldest billfish tournament series in
the world. Anglers can fish any or all of
the four tournaments and cumulative points
determine the overall Bahamas Billfish
Champions. The Bahamas Billfish Champi-
onship has two endowed scholarships that
enable Bahamian students the opportunity
to pursue a degree in marine biology or ad-
vanced education in marine technologies.
GTC From Page 7
Following the Top Female Hunter,
Felicia Servance who won a beautiful
conch for a trophy painted and donated
by GTC homeowner Dianne Robertson -
were second place winner Peggy Rafferty
with 44 lionfish and Brooke Raich with 18
came in third place.
Winds of about 20 knots worked
against fishermen creating visibility prob-
lems; however, fishermen managed to
bring in over 770 lionfish putting a dent in
this invasive species' population.
Bobbie Lindsay, Derby Organizer,
said they added a series of prizes for for-
eign boats this year giving them the ability
to be able to compete for a prize. It has
been difficult in the past for foreign fisher-
Fraser University, working along with
REEF, tagged about twenty lionfish.
The purpose, she said, is to study
how effective the derby is at reducing the
lionfish population. So they tagged some
lionfish and the tournament added extra
incentives for fisherman to catch tagged
lionfish. The tagging will also help them
determine something about the movements
of the lionfish.
Lionfish are extremely invasive and
are voracious eaters and their impact in the
Caribbean is seen as significant as they eat
Felicia Servance earned the Top Female
Hunter on the June 26 Derby. She got a to-
tal offifty five and displays her prize conch
men who don't know the waters as well as
the locals to compete "so we added a first,
second and third prize for boats that had all
foreigners onboard," she said.
They also awarded one dollar per fish
up to one hundred fish to give everyone a
chance to get some prize money. She said
the new program "worked really well and
we will do it again. We would have had
more fish if the weather had been better;
fishermen had to deal with five feet of vis-
ibility or less."
Lad Akins, Director of Special Proj-
ects at REEF (Reef Environmental Educa-
tion Foundation), said that the first lionfish
derby anywhere in the Caribbean was held
right here in Green Turtle Cay in 2009
making it the oldest Derby that also boasts
the most prize money.
"Based on these results many other
derbies were spawned all over the Carib-
bean as a great way to remove lionfish, en-
gage the public, increase awareness, help
develop the market and supply samples for
research," he said.
He noted that a lot of people are wary
of the fish because of the venom; however,
the venom is only located in the spines and
has nothing to do with the meat. So at the
derby they cook up samples for people to
This year they added a research com-
ponent to the derby. About a week before
the derby, Stephanie Green from Simon
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large quantities of juvenile fish, and have
even been known to eat juvenile lobster.
The purpose of the Derby is to try
to minimize the impact through control-
ling the population of lionfish which are an
exotic, non-native species to the Atlantic
region. It is suspected that a number of li-
onfish were released into the ocean from
Ms. Lindsay said "The tournament
was great and there was a lot of enthusi-
asm. We look forward to an even better
one next year."
Team Zissou, borrowing their name and style from a popular Wes Anderson film, were
awardedfirst place for the smallest lionfish caught. Catching the invaders I n,/ they are
small is a good strategy for preventing schools of smallerfish from meeting a toothy fate.
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Authored by youth reporters of Man-O'-
War Primary School: Katie Sands, Grace
Albury, Amanda Bethel, and Lily Albury
New Life Bible church was full of
worshipers for this year's annual Missions
Conference (May 16-20). Each meeting
at New LifeBible Church was astonishing!
The Missionaries had amazing stories to
tell. For example: The story of how a per-
secutor of Christians became one, or the
story about a survivor of the Twin Towers
was led to become a Christian missionary
to his native people in India.
Each night was opened with sing-
ing led by Roger & Cherrie Mullins. Mr.
Roger entertained us with jokes and led the
congregation in lively singing. Roger and
Cherrie Mullins are missionaries to Al-
bania. They help orphans and have built
several orphanages in Albania. There are
about 140 orphans in each house which
adds up to close to 420 orphans under their
care. If you are interested, you can spon-
sor an orphan for $30 a month. They have
an incredible story! In 1994 they bought
their first building for an orphanage and it
has expanded since then.
Speakers included: Bob & Joy Sweet
(Missionaries to Persecuted Christians),
Sujo John (survivor from the North Tower
on 9\11, missionary to India), Jerry & Jen-
nifer Rassamni (missionaries to Muslim
people), Roger & Cherie Sweet (Mission-
aries to Albania), and Dick & Linda Snook
(Missionary Flight International to Haiti.)
Bob Sweet is president and founder
of Christian Freedom International. He
has helped persecuted churches in many
restricted countries. He has faced personal
danger delivering Bibles to underground
churches in China. He also delivers care
packs to families in the brickyards of Paki-
opens on Abaco
By Canishka Alexander
Danevia Bethell, founder of Vows
Bridal Destination Weddings opened the
doors of her establishment during the
month of June.
Already established in Nassau for the
past 15 years, Bethell, who is a certified
wedding specialist, noticed the absence of
a full-fledged bridal store on Abaco. Three
years ago, she formulated a plan to change
Bethell decided that she would net-
work with local vendors to feature Abaco
as a destination for weddings to domestic
and international clients. She is looking
forward to networking with resorts on the
island and will work with the Ministry of
Tourism to launch bridal shows and pag-
She has travelled to bridal shows
throughout the United States to stay abreast
of the latest industry trends and fashions.
Bethell offers a full range of services,
which includes full bridal consultations,
event planning, and interior decorating.
On sale at the store location are affordably
priced shoes and accessories to comple-
ment church and funeral attire, and resort
wear for men, women and children. She is
also places special orders.
Bethell is a former banker with a
bachelor's degree in business and finance,
and she is currently pursuing a master's
degree. She is the mother of two children.
An official launch of Vows Bridal
Destination Weddings is expected to take
place during the first week of July. The
business is located at Suite A of the Rhon-
da Hull Building.
Danevia Bethell can be contacted at
468-7399 or by e-mail at daneviamyvowsb-
Many thanks to Pastor Randy and
Ms. Paula Crowe and members of New
Life Bible Church who hosted this confer-
ence, this will stay in our memories.
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Wide Se/ectioso of Sandd/5ls/F/'p-F/ops
Ladies & Mevs C,/lofiig T-Stirfs
Ph: (242) 367-4405 Fax: (242) 367-4404
Double Parking: Illegal?
Or just plain rude?
Double parking seems to be an increasingly common scene on the streets of Marsh Har-
bour. Most occurrences happen within private parking lots, meaning this example is not
technically illegal. Instead, they are just instances of bad drivers being disrespectful and
inconsiderate to fellow Bahamians. It doesn't matter if you hop out for thirty seconds or
half an hour. Your time is not more valuable than the person you blocked in.
Living in a society starts with you.
SEEKING YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR FOR
TURN KEY RECYCLING PLEASE CONTACT:
OASIS SERVICES: 367-0699
NEGOTIATIONS FRIENDS: 367-2721
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July 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 23
Police -Marsh Harbour 367-2560 911
B. EectricityCorp 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-HopeTown VHFCh 16 Fire- Green Turtle Cay 365-4133
Fire -Man-O-War 365-6911
Treasure Cay Fire& Rescue 365-9111
BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc- all areas MarineVHF 16
HopeTown 366-0500 MarshHarbour 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
Marsh Harbour Medical Centre...........................367-0049
Government Clinic Marsh Harbour ............................367-2510
Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay................................365-8288
Government Clinic Cooper'sTown..............................365-0300
Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay ..........................365-4028
Government Clinic HopeTown ..................................366-0108
Government Clinic Sandy Point .............................366-4010
Government Clinic FoxTown...............................365-2172
Tourism's People-to-People program
Be matched with a local person or family with a similar interest
such as Bird watching, Attending church, Foreign language, School
class visit, Environmental interest. Marine, Native plants, History,
Humane Society, etc. This is not a dating service or an offer for a
free meal or lodging but an opportunity to meet someone locally
with similar interests. Call Tourism's Doranell Swain at 367-3067
for more information. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Airlines Serving Abaco
Abace Air- Nassau, N Beuthera, Moores Is .........................367-2266
AirGate Aviation-Daytona/New Smyrna ...........................367-3636
American Eagle- Miami .................................................367-2231
Bahamasa- NassauW. Palm B, Ft Laud ............................67-2095
Continental Connection Miami
Ft laud and W Palm Beach.............................................367-3415
Craig Air Center- North lorida.....................................367-3522
IBC Airways FtLauderdale,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
YellowAirTaxi- Ft Lauderdale............................................67-0032
Local air charters serving Bahamas &S.Florida
Abac Air ............................................ ........................... 367-2266
Cherekee Air carter .....................................................367-3450
Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour ....................367-2963
Above& Below, Marsh Harbour ................................367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour..............................367-2787
Froggies, HopeTown......................................... 366-0431
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay....................... ........365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay.................................... 3654411
Dive Guana............................... 365-5178
Man-0-War Dive Shop ........................................ 365-6013
Taxi Cab Fares one or two passengers
ExtraSi r each passenger above wo
SMarh Harbou Airpot to Effernw ( O
Clinic. Downrwn. topLight.. .. .510
AbBchResor, Eastern Shore lose, Ferny ..... ...515
Spring y . .515
Dundas Town. Nal Ins bldg. C Abaco Pimmay Sh .......... ... ..515
MurphyTown&GreaL(rtein .. 520
SnakeC.y ... ........ ... .. ......... ..535
Casuanna Point. . .560
Cheokee. Winding Bay, itile Harbour .. .............. ...... ..580
BahamaPalmShore ........ ..... ..... .... 590
CrossingRorks ........ .... . .. ..................
Sandy Po l ...... .. ........... ........... ..
LessureLee.......................... .......... .. ........ ....
Treasure Cy Airport, G Tu~ ferry _.......-.......... .... S80
TreasueCayResort................ .. ..- ... ....585
FTown. ............ ,..... .. -. 5165
inic. downrownAb Beach Hotel ...-................. .............510
Nat. Ins. Bldg. Murphy Town. Gi. Gsternf...... ....-........... .10
Wat nine S0.40 per minute, Houry rate hJr hour :
Children under three free. Caged pets- as people
Luggage 50 75 eac ove two. large bags 5 ea jl
STreasuieCayAiJponr lo [fiewterieDe
Gieen Turde Caylerry dock.............. ............ .. 10
Madeira Park ... . .. .... ................... ..... ...$20
Sand Banks ... ...................... ...... ................. ........ ...$25
Truagm Resorrct -. Ir
es e .......... ...........4..
Leisure Lee... ..........................$45
BlareRoad & CoopeTown..... ............................................$40
breRoadr Coope ....... ............................................... $40
oed Ho u .................... ........0
Mount ope......... .......-....... ............... $8
FTdown....... ................ ...... $85
Crown Haen .......................$90
Marsh Harbour airport ...... .......... ...............................$
Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport ............. ... ......580
Treasure Cay Holl to Marsh Harbour ..................................$. 85
Treasure Cay Hotel to Green Turde Ferry ............. .525
Treasure Cay Hotld to Blue Hole.................................... ....... ... 530
Restaurants Services Transportation
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Ferry Schedules Departure times shown Daily service unless noted
Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 30 minutes
Albury's FerryService Ph367-3147or 367-0290.VHF C. 16. HopeTown& Man-0-Warfrom Crossing Bch
MarshHarbour>Hope Town 7:15am 9:00am 10:30am 12:15pm 2:00pm 4:00pm 5:45pm
Return: 8:00am 9:45am 11:30am 1:30pm 3:00pm 4:00pm 5:00pm 6:30pm
MarshHarbour>Man-0-War 10:30am 12:15pm 2:30pm* 4:00pm 5:45pm not o
Retum: 8:00am 11:30am 1:30pm 3:15pm* 5:00pm Sunday
Marsh H.>Guana Cay/Scotland cay From Conch Innor lida
(6:45am-Union Jack Dock) 10:30am 1:30pm 3:30pm 5:45pm
Return: 8am 11:30am 2:30pm 4:45pm 6:30pm
Fare Adult prepaid one way $17 /open retum $27, Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 free (Phone after hours 359-6861)
Note: During the month of August through December there are some adjustments made to the schedule. You are
advised to contact the office for the changes.
Green Turtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 .VHF Ch 16 Ten minute ride
TCayAirport>GreenTCay 8:30am 10:30am 11:30am 1:30pm 2:30pm 3:30pm 4:30pm 5:00pm
Return: 8am 9am 11am 12:15pm 1:30pm 3:00pm 4:30pm
New Plymouth one way adult $10 (Children $7) Round trip $15. Extra to some GT Caydocks
Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 or 375-8123 VHF Ch 16 Charters Available
Treasure Cayto Guana Cay Sunday departs 11:00am & returns 3:30 pm. $40 RoundTrip
T Cay to Man-0-War/ Hope Town- Saturday departs 9:30 am, $45 Round Trip
Pinder's Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama
Crown Haven, Abaco to McLean'sTown, Grand Bah. Daily 7:00am & 2:30 pm
McLean'sTown toCrown Haven return Daily 8:30am & 4:30 pm
Fare $45 OW / $90 RT Children half fare Call Abaco 365-2356for information
Bus between Freeport and MdLean'sTown Rental automobiles at both terminals.
Bahamas Ferries Summer Schedule only (April to Dec)
Sandy Point & Nassau Every Friday & Sunday, except holidays, under 4 hours. Call 225-3376 or 366-4119
Call for rates.
The Great Abaco Express Eco & Historical bus tours Call 367-2165 or 559-9160
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.................HopeTown
Elbow Cay Light Station................................... HopeTown
Swim Mermaid Reef off Marsh Harbour........ Pelican Shore
Drive to & swim in Blue Hole...........Treasure Cayfarm road
Art studio & working foundry................... Little Harbour
Working boatyards....................... Man-0-Warcay
* Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour
* Witches Point 3 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
* Little Harbour- 20 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
* Cherokee- 23 miles S of Marsh Harbour
Miles of beach (most exposed to ocean)
*Treasure Cay *Green Turtle Cay Guana Cay- Elbow Cay
* Man-0-War Cay Casuarina Point Bahama Palm Shore
* Sandy Point& more
Items of interest
* Man-0-War boat yards Blackwood blue hole & sisal mill
* Cedar Harbour plantation ruins need guide
* Hole-in- Wall lighthouse- last mile very rough road
* Abaco wild horses by appointment 367-4805
Bird watching asktourism 367-3067
Lucky Sinke Hope Town
Sea Gull Hope Town
A Sail Weapon Hope Town
Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
Green Turtle Cay *
hffHouse.................. 45 ...F..i.:365-4200
GreenTurrdedubgSl.... ..: F ..-..;5-4271
Black Sound Manna .......... 1.......-. ..6 4S3
Other Shoigiab......- 1..1..........3654195
Ao dYa .... ..F.......365- e3 .'
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i gC lr ;, 0'' ...'F ...365 8250H,
..O-War Marina -..,...- -a "1
Boat Harbour Marina...... 18.........F .........367-2158
Conch Inn ..........................75.........F ....... 367-4000
Harbour View Manna........ 36........ F.... 367-2182
Mangoes Manna............... 29 ......................... 367-4255
Marsh HarbourMarina...... 52........F........ 3672700
HopeTown Marina............ 16.....................366-0003
HopeTown Hideaways -.......................366-0224
Lighthouse Manna............6........F .......366-0154
SeaSpray......................... ....... ..... ...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 ........365-5175
Boat can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh
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Everyone reads The Abaconian
All phones use area code 242 unless noted
Bring errors &revisions to our attention
Revised March 9 12
Green Turtle C.
Tours & Excursions
Abaco EcoTours& Kayak rental .....................475-916
Abaco Island Tours Marsh Harbour................ 367-2936
Abaco Neem. Marsh Harbour ........................367-4117
Abaco's Nature Adventure ..............................577-0004
Above& Below Marsh Harbour .....................367-0350
Adventure on Prozac-T Cay............................365-8749
Brendals Dive Green Turtle Cay...................... 365-4411
C & C Charters -Treasure Cay........................... 365-8506
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour....................367-2787
Excursion boat, Froggies HopeTown............. 366-0024
Bikes & Scooters Boats
Cars & Cart Rentals
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
Rich's Boat Rentals ............................... 367-2742
Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 367-2513
Sea Star Car Rentals .............. ..... 3674887
The Moorings Boat Rentals .. ..................367-4000
Green Turtle Cay
Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental ..........365-4411
C & D Can Rental .................. ........ 365-4084
Cruising Cart Rentals.......... ........ ... 65-4065
D& PCart Rental ............. .... .......365-4655
Donnie's Boat Rentals..... .......................3654119
Kool Karts .. ... .. .. .. ... ... 365-4176
Reef Boat Rentals ........................ .... 365-4145
Sea Side Carts & Bikes.... ............................. 65-4147
I & A CartRentals ....... .... ............ . 5-8055
Donna Sands Cart Rentals .................. 365-5195
Divew ana Boats & Bikes.. .............. ... 65-5178
L:Orc lo ay Can rentals........................54-5175
I Lubbeis Ouarers
rt4dp Pear d t Rentals......................... 365-6502
Ria-MrirGW als................ ...... 365-6024
Waterways Boaflil ........ 3 -6540& 365-6143
Cat's Paw Boat Rentals.................. ..... 3.... 0
Ebow Cay Cart ............................................. 366-0530
HopeTown Cart Rentals ......................... 366-0064
Island Cart Rentals .........................................366-0448
Island Marine Boat Rentals ............................ 366-0282
J R's Cart Rental.......................................... 366-0361
Sea Horse Boat Rentals.................................366-0023
T& N Cart Rentals ............................. 366-0069
Adventure on Prozac- Kayak....................... 365-8749
Blue Marin Rentals....................................... 365-8687
Cash's Carts .................................................. 65-8771
Cornish Car Rentals........................................ 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals .................................. ...... 365-8582
Triple J Car Rentals .................................. .... 365-8761
Abaco Adventures- Kayaks ............ ....3. 65-8749
--;--~- %MLI ItI- --
nt Marsh Harbour
366-3058 Jody Albury ...375-8068
Sidney Albury ..477-5996
Richard Albury ...367-0367
....366-2107 Terrance Davis ...375-8550
366-2115 Buddy Pinder ...366-2163
....366-2284 Justin Sands...... 367-3526
......366-2177 Danny Sawyer..........367-3577
366- 39 North Abaco
O'Donald Mclntosh ...477-5037
y Alexander Rolle........ 365-0120
3654261 Edward Rolle .........365-0024
365-4070 Herbert Thurston ......365-2405
3~4W234fj Anthony Bain...... 3664107
3-31141 5 Derek Gaitor ...........3664249
f Nicholas Roberts ......3664486
3656502 Treasure Cay
S + Capt. Joe Pritchard...559-9117
... ...... :
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnictables& restroomonly Provides ride from town
Abaco Pizza....................... $.................. 367-4488
Anglers ......................... ...$..$$$................ 367-2158
Blue Martin ................................$.................. 367-2002
CurlyTails .....................$$$.................. 367-4444
Gino's ....................................... ................. 367-7272
Golden Grouper .......................................... 367-2301
Island Family Rest .......................$............... 367-3778
Java Coffee House .............................. 367-5523
Jamie's Place .................. ...........................367-2880
Jib Room ..................... ....... $$.................. 367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken ...............$..................367-2615
Pop's Place + ..............................$.................. 367-3796
Snack Shack + ..............................................367-4005
Snappas........................... $$.............. 367-2278
Wallys ...................................... ........ 367-2074
Abaco Inn ....................... ................ 366-0133
Cap'n Jacks.......... .......... ................366-0247
Harbour's Edge........................ ..$................ 366-0087
H T Coffee House (B & L).............. ............... .366-0760
HT Harbour Lodge ...............$$$.................. 366-0095
Munchies ..........................$.................. 366-0423
OnDa Beach ........................ ....... 366-0558
Sea Spray t ............................... _-.... 366-0065
Sugar Shack+ ........... ......$................. 366-0788
Pete's Pub......................... $$.................. 366-3503
Cracker P's............................... ............ ... 366-3139
Bradley's on the Harbour..........$.. ....... 365-6380
Doc'n Dine............................... ...........365-6139
islandTreats Snack Bar...........................365-6501
Baker's Bay- MarketPlace ......$$$ ...... 612-1021
Grabbers ................... ..... .....SS.................. 365-5131
Nippers ............................. SS ..... .......... 365-5143
Orchid Bay............ SS............. 365-5175
S oco Beach Bar& GrilL..........$....... 365-8470
Spinnaker Restaurant ..........$$5.............. 365-469
TouchofClass ......................SS .............. 365-8195
Treasure Sands Club .............$$..$........ 365-9385
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House .....................$.... .............365-4200
Jolly Roger Bistro ............................... 365-4200
GreenTurtle lub .................... .......... 365-4271
SHarvey's Island Grill.............$$..... 365-4389
I Laura's Kitchen ..... $......$...... 3654287
Mdntosh'sRestaurant ..............$.............. 365-4625
Miss Emily's Restaurant.............$$.............. 3654181
New Plymouth Inn ................$$... ... 365-4161
Pineapple Restaurant Bar & GnllSS................ 365-4039
Plymouth Rock Cafe..................SS.................. 3654234
Sundowners. ............................SS................. 3654060
| Nancy's....... .. ......... ....... S ............. 366-4120 :
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The Abaconian July 1, 2012
.Speiali"g in the ".Gems': ofdbao, her 4Ca
"BERKLEY'S BLUFF"- 31,000 sf. 0.7116 Acre -100' of
Atlantic ocean frontage- 275'depth Great elevations- overlooks
surfer's beach. #HTV1125 BRING OFFERS NEW PRICE $375,000.
"SEA TO BAY"- 148,104 sf. 3.40 Acre Sea to Sea parcel -
201.87'on the Atlantic Ocean 159.15' on the Sea of Abaco overlooking
private harbour Inclusive 2 boat slips Great elevations Can be
Divided. #GGV1008 $1,472,000.
"SURFER'S BEACH"- 31,299 sf. 0.718 Acre- 110'on
pristine Atlantic beachfront up to 25'elevations paved road and
electricity in place. Access to shared dock. Combine with"Lost Shaker"
for a total of 68,138 s.f.- 1.56 Acre site. #GGVI 156 UNDER CONTRACT
"CLAIRE'S BEACH"- Beachfront building site 31,243 s.f. -
0.717 Acre 117' of Atlantic beachfront Dock access good elevations
superb ocean views. #GGV1006 $478,000.
"LOSTSHAKER"- 36,839 s.f. 0.847 Acre 65'of Atlantic
beachfront -Dolphin Beach Estates- oversized parcel -good elevations
easement to beach. #GGV1000 $460,000.
"ATLANTIS"-19,239 s.f 04417 Acre 95'of Atlantic
beachfront Dolphin Beach Estates Semi-private dock.
#GGV1135 FORECLOSURE MUST SELU $350,000.
"SEAVIEW"- Dolphin Beach Estates 24,292 s.f. 0.557 Acre
136'prime waterfront great elevations fabulous views of Delia's
Cay and the Sea of Abaco. Shared dock access or can build a private
dock on shoreline 8'depth at MLW #GGV1118 $368,000.
GREEN TURTLE CAY
"COCONUT BEACH"- 63,815 sf. 1465 Acre Prime beach
front lot secluded beach cove on north end-driveway in place and
approved building plans available GTV1172 NEW $675,000.
"PLAYING HOOKY"-15,948 sf. 0.3661 Acre Prime
building site Unobstructed views of Coco Bay Public dock access-
Beach access #GTV1080 $240,000.
"MADERIA HILL"- 65,208 sf. -1 A97 Acre = Dock Access-
Beach Access Great elevations.
BANK OWNED MUST SELL! #GTV1009- $395,000.
"CONCHED OUT"- 30,361 s.f.- 0.697 Acre 125'of Atlantic
beachfront -12' elevations beautiful ocean views very private area-
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VOLUME 20 NUMBER 13
JULY iST, 2012
Abaco Pathfinders awards scholarships to
Abaco Pathfinders awarded twelve new students this year with scholarships. Every year Pathfinders selects some of the best and brightest Abaco youth who need financial assistance
to reach the next academic level. Pathfinders currently helps support over forty children. See page 2.
Minister of State for Finance visits Abaco
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Left to right: Gaynelle Rolle, Abaco Director of Finance and Business License Department, Michael Halkitis Minister of State for
Finance, Cameron Edgecombe Project Manager for FES Construction, in the background are local contractor, Bill Swain and James
Edgecombe Partner in FES Construction Comapny.
By Timothy Roberts
Minister of State for Finance, Mi-
chael Halkitis, visited Abaco on June 22 to
meet and familiarize himself with staff at
the Business License and Property Tax of-
fice and Customs Department and to better
understand their various needs.
While here he also toured a number
of ongoing government construction proj-
ects visiting the new Administration Build-
ing, the Mini-Hospital and the Airport Ter-
He said he was "very impressed" with
the Administration Building. "It's good to
see the progress there and the craftsman-
ship is excellent and persons are looking
forward to moving in." He added that the
Airport Terminal is coming along nicely;
"it's beautiful and well done and is well
received by the people working there."
Mr. Halkitis also had the opportunity
to visit the Baker's Bay property and see
the progress and the rest of the work that is
going on over there. He said he was pleased
to see that there appears to be quite a lot of
activity in Abaco and indicated that it is a
"good sign" for the island's economy.
He said he wanted to encourage the
people here that "they are not forgotten
and we appreciate what they are doing.
Everyone is a part of the team and they
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TheAbaconian July 1, 2012
Twelve receive Abaco Pathfinders scholarships
By Canishka Alexander
Twelve Abaco students were select-
ed as the recipients of Abaco Pathfinders
scholarships at an Awards Ceremony held
on June 26 at New Vision Ministries. Fol-
lowing a video presentation on previous
scholarship recipients, Leazona Richard,
moderator, was thankful for the opportuni-
ties given to our youth as they pursue a col-
"It could not happen without having
such great kids to work with, and it's [the]
job of my life," she said."
Scholarship certificates were award-
ed to Deanza Cox; Diajha Cox; Octavia
Dean-McIntosh; Cicely Gomez; Matthew
Grammatico; Nathan Grammatico; Shavado
Smith; David Vilmar; Tristen Walkes; Cha-
ro Williams; Marcus Sands and Corrinne
Cornish received the Lincoln Univer-
sity Award, and is the first recipient of the
award, which came about through a joint
partnership with Lincoln University and
Abaco Pathfinders. Cornish will pursue a
culinary arts degree in international bakery
and pastry making.
Deanza and Diajha Cox of Forest Heights
academy during the scholarship ceremony.
Michael Albury presents Marcus Sands
with the Monty Albury Award for Excel-
So far, 160 students have been re-
warded in the past 11 years. The selection
process can sometimes be a grueling one as
committee members review as much as 60
applications per year, which then have to
be narrowed down to the 20 candidates who
will advance to the interview stage.
Students who are awarded scholar-
ships do not need to reapply and are auto-
matically approved for the following year
once they maintain a minimum grade point
average of 2.5. But, as put forth by Michael
Albury, chairman of Abaco Pathfinders, ev-
eryone has to do their part. Added to the
recently awarded students, there are also 45
students already in the system that Pathfind-
ers has to write cheques for each semester.
During the interviews, Albury said
students often ask why they do what they
"It's all about you," he answered.
"It's overwhelming to us to see the qual-
ity of potential recipients that come in, so
you just push everything to the limit and
you lean out every expense you can to try to
make that difference."
Marcus Sands was called onstage
for the second time to receive the Monty
Albury Memorial Award for Excellence.
Monty Albury was the brother-in -law of
Michael Albury, and Monty's son, Brad-
ley Albury, presented the award to Sands.
A determined young man, Sands plans to
study hospitality management at the College
of The Bahamas, and aspires to create the
first Bahamian inter-island cruise line.
Richard explained that although Sands
- who demonstrated excellence and great
potential in school, business and commu-
nity was turned down after his first ap-
plication, he still volunteered at Pathfinders.
The board of directors were so impressed
with this young man that they sought out a
way to assist him even further in his studies.
Michael Albury also presented Sands with
a financial gift from Pathfinders that went
directly to him and not the school he will
R. Octavia Dean-McIntosh, Valedictorian
of St. Francis and Pwbfliur', recipient.
Adrianna Philpot, past, and current, re-
cipient of Pwil~fi,hr, ,. gives advice to the
Joy Archer was among the past recipi-
ents who was asked to give advice to the
awardees. She told them to set a standard
for themselves, to learn everything they
can, and to make the most of their oppor-
tunities. Adrianna Philpott advised them to
stay on track, and to take elective classes
which gives opportunities to grow academi-
cally. Jude Vilmar commended the young
men and emphasized that hard work not
procrastination pays off. Carl Archer Jr.
told the students to always be prepared.
As the ceremony drew to a close,
Albury suggested that one of the students
could always start up an alumni scholarship
fund as well to benefit future students. Rich-
ard encouraged everyone to remember their
feelings from that day, so that they could
volunteer and spread the word about Abaco
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LITTLE ORCHARD $249,000
Spacious and well built 4 bdrm, 3
bath home. Ref. A511761
GREAT ABACO CLUB $150,000
7,630 sq. ft. canalfront homesite is
the lowest priced in this gated com-
munity. Ref. AS10731
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SCHOONER BAY $1,895,000
Traditional Bahamian harbour village
with beach lots, plus 'to-be-built' 4
bdrm luxury home. Ref. AS11766
BUSTIC BIGHT $149,000
56,604 sq. ft open zoned lot in a high
traffic location. Ref. AS11488
MURPHY TOWN $145,000
Well priced, 3 bdrm starter home in
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GREAT CISTERN $76,500
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BAHAMA PALM SHORES $22,500
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This 4 bdrm home was built with en-
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views of the Atlantic. Ref. AS11722
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School & Youth a ews
Commissioner of Police addresses students as 88 graduate from CAPS
By Canishka Alexander
During the commencement at Cen-
tral Abaco Primary School, held at
Friendship Tabernacle Church on June
12, 88 students graduated to the seventh
grade. Twanesha Lightbourn was recog-
nized as the school's valedictorian for the
graduating Class of 2012.
This year's theme was: "Standing
Firm, Standing Out, Making a Differ-
During the ceremony, Principal
Rodney Smith gave his principal's report
before Dr. Lenora Black, district superin-
tendent for the Dept. of Education, deliv-
ered her remarks.
Smith said: "As you leave this fine
institution, it will both be exciting and
scary, but this change, this journey that
you are about to embark on, is inescap-
After thanking parents, teachers
and the community for their support, Dr.
Black emphasized the importance of each
citizen being involved in the education of
our country's youth. She also congratu-
lated the students for their achievements
noting that they had earned the right to
"You are smart beyond measure,"
Of the 88 graduates, 31 were boys
while the remaining 57 were girls.
Lorenz Carter and Joshua Moss in-
troduced Commissioner of Police Elli-
son Greenslade as the keynote speaker.
He mentioned his extreme delight in be-
ing given the opportunity to share such a
special moment in their lives. However,
as they prepare for high school, Com-
missioner Greenslade told them that they
would have challenges, but that they must
To parents, Commissioner
Greenslade reminded them that not all
of the graduates would go on to become
bankers, doctors, lawyers and a number
of other occupations.
"Your child must carry a good heart
within his or her bosom, have a deep abid-
ing faith in God and a belief in God, and
do what is right, and you support them
with the right things that they want to do."
The Grade 6 students dedicated the
remainder of the program as a tribute to
parents and teachers. Jordan Vilma gave
the vote of thanks before Senior Master
Leroy Thompson offered a prayer for the
Right: Commissioner Ellison Greenslade
(center) standing with Lorenz Carter(
right) and Joshua Moss (left), CAPS grad-
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By Canishka Alexander
The graduation ceremony for the 11
graduates of the Bahamas Maritime Cadet
Corps (BMCC) took place at the Spinna-
ker Restaurant in Treasure Cay under the
theme: "Seafarers of Tomorrow."
Dudley Martinborough, chairman
of the Bahamas Maritime Cadets Corps.,
and Director of the Bahamas Maritime Au-
thority, was the guest speaker. During his
remarks, he said that it was important for
him to ensure that the graduates knew of
the options available to them in the mari-
time industry, and for them to know what
they want to do and know the steps they
need to get there.
"Virtually anything that can be done
on land can be done at sea," Martinbor-
ough said. "You have doctors, you have
lawyers and you have accountants. The
relevant careers are, of course, chief en-
gineers and captains or master mariners."
Mention was made of a three-week
Maritime Summer Camp that will be of-
fered this year on New Providence, Grand
Bahama and Abaco. The program is aimed
at students in Grades 7, 8 and 9.
Meanwhile, the Maritime Cadet
Corps is now being offered to Grades 8
and 9 to sensitize the younger students to
the existence of the shipping industry.
"The earlier we get them the better
because when we were only [offering the
program to] Grades 10, 11 and 12. We
had occasions when students said 'Oh, we
Above: Glender Knowles (right) addressing maritime graduates.
didn't know anything about this,' and then
it was too late because you can only take
[a certain] amount in Grade 10. If we start
exposing them earlier, then they will know
whether or not they are interested in mari-
time field, and we will know about them."
Martinborough added that there will
also be another option for students who are
not as academic or who lack funds to at-
tend college abroad. He said that in 2013,
The Bahamas will unveil the Lowell J.
Mortimer Technical School in Nassau for
students to pursue maritime studies.
Among the students receiving awards
were Vance Poitier, Tamerah Rolle, Car-
dinal McIntosh, Hope Ramotar, and Sha-
vado Smith. Ramotar was recognized for
the best overall performance in the pro-
gram, and Smith received the 9th Annual
Clyde Bethell Most Outstanding Maritime
Cadet Award for Abaco. Both Ramotar
and Smith are recent graduates of S.C.
Bootle High School, and were two of the
first students to be join the maritime pro-
gram on the island.
Smith said that the first three years
has opened his mind and has shown him
that the world is much bigger than The
Bahamas alone. For Ramotar, the trip to
the container port in Freeport was a memo-
rable experience because she was able to
observe what is required to work on the
ship and at the port.
As for Knowles, she has also been
positively impacted over the years. As the
daughter of a mariner and boat captain, she
said that the program allowed her to find
a purpose in life and to connect with her
Graduates prepare for a career in the
Above: recent graduates of Hope Christian Academy. Esther Wheeler, Kristoff Smith,
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By Samantha Evans
Four adult students graduated on June
12 from Hope Christian Academy, which
is a part of Horizons Academy.
The graduation took place at Friend-
ship Tabernacle Church in Central Pines.
Dr. Andrew Watkins, President of Hope
Christian Academy in Texas, addressed
the graduates via video cam. He told them
that now that they have their high school
diploma to not let this be the end. He en-
couraged them to connect with other people
who will help them to achieve their goals.
The valedictorian, Esther Wheeler,
told her story. She stated that she dropped
out of school 13 years ago when she got
pregnant. Since then she got married and
now has three children.
"This is a joyful day," Wheeler said,
"to finally receive my high school diplo-
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is the first of many affiliations they plan
to form here on Abaco. She said that the
Hope Christian Academy started out with
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the goal to assist persons to receive their
high school diploma but now any one can
get a degree from an associate's degree up
to their doctorate degree.
The salutatorian of the class was
The other two adult graduates were
Kesia Ceremy and Yahsmine Frazier.
Grief counselors on
Abaco to help students
deal with tragedy at sea
By Samantha Evans
Following the tragedy at sea on
June 10, three Abaco schools were left in
mourning as some of the lives lost were
students from those schools.
One student, Caleb Previllion, was
the student of Grade 5 from Central Ab-
aco Primary School, S. C. Bootle high
lost one of their Grade 12 students Shan-
na Baptiste, and Treasure Cay Primary
School was the most affected having lost
five students from their school: Kedley
Baptiste from Grade 1, Evyniskie Baptiste
from Grade 4, Alonzo Joseph from Grade
4, Chistianta Joseph from Grade 4, and
Jermaine Joseph from Grade 5.
On June 13, Grief Counseling began
at Central Abaco Primary School, con-
ducted by the school counselor there. On
June 14, a team of four grief counselors
came to Abaco from Nassau and Freeport.
The counselors engaged in many
exercises with the students that aimed to
help them cope with their losses and bet-
ter channel their feelings productively.
The two primary schools affected
have planned to have memorial services
for their students, as they need closure to
this unexpected incident before they begin
their summer vacation.
ACHS Local Junior
Councilors engage in
last community service
for school year
By Samantha Evans
Under the guidance of their advisors
Ms. Farrington and Ms. McMullan, the
nine Local Government Junior Councilors
(LGJC) of Abaco Central High School
made plans and took the initiative to make
much needed repairs to the children's park
located at Brown's Bay in Dundas Town.
On June 15 the councilors made
their way to the children's park and be-
gan staining the two swing sets. Repairs
were also made to the ladders and the four
swings were replaced.
The junior councilors are asking that
the community help to maintain the play
sets on the park so that the children of
the community can enjoy them over the
summer. They are also requesting that
people who frequent the park help to keep
it clean by placing all trash in the bin lo-
This project was the LGJC final com-
munity project to end their term. They
also cleaned Murphy and Dundas Town
communities earlier in the year.
This is also the last project for the
LGJC with their local coordinator Ms.
Farrington, who has been relocated to
The LGJC will travel to New Provi-
dence on June 28 for the closing ceremo-
Above: ACHS Local Junior Councilors
complete repair and cleanup projects at
Brown's Bay Public Park.
S.C. Bootle graduates
encouraged to set goals
for their future
By Canishka Alexander
According to S.C. Bootle Principal
Huel Moss, the 2012 graduates entered
their graduation ceremony on June 8 to
much fanfare and loud applause from
their elated parents, families, friends and
The welcome was given by Oriscia
Clarke, head girl, while remarks were
brought by Senior Education Officer Les-
lie Rolle, who represented the Ministry of
During his principal's report, Moss
spoke about the progress of the school for
the academic year, and he also highlighted
the successful events that had taken place.
Graduate leisha Cornish reflected on
the good times and bad times that she and
her classmates had shared as friends from
Salutatorian John Henderson, also
head boy, gave his speech. He was quite
emotional as he thanked everyone for all
the support he received and promised to
take the values taught to him wherever he
Simmone Mullings of Horizons
Academy gave the keynote address. She
admonished the graduates to set goals
and strive towards achieving them and
to never to give up on their purpose in
life. While she realized that there would
be people who did not want to see them
succeed on their journey, she still encour-
aged them to never let that be a deterrent
"Instead, use it as a stepping stone to
higher heights," Mullings said.
The students were then presented
with their diplomas, certificates and spe-
cial awards. The Principal's Award was
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given to Shavado Smith for his "outstand-
ing participation and success in school
activities, good personality and attitude."
Various students received awards
for being outstanding athletes and best
performers in the different subject areas.
In her valedictorian's address, Hope
Ramotar reflected on her years at school,
the hard work and dedication and the sup-
port given by her parents, teachers and
friends. She encouraged her fellow gradu-
ates to continue to work hard and to put
By Samantha Evans
It has been only one academic year
since Horizons Academy opened their
doors. On June 12, nine students graduated
with their high school diploma at Friend-
ship Tabernacle Church.
The graduates of the Class of 2012
were Creslin Archer, Nathan Bootle,
Ajene Dorsette, Morana Fertil, Daisha
Rolle, Deon Rolle, Henrick Theagene, Ro-
landa Williams, and Tysheron Williamson.
After the administrator gave her re-
port the guest speaker gave his charge to
the graduates. Simone Bowe-Mullings
spoke about their humble beginnings and
the blessings that led to this graduation.
She explained that the school blos-
somed to fulfill the need of students who
had specific academic needs that were not
available on Abaco. Hence, the dream for
Horizons Academy began and today the
school has 25 students.
Before Pastor Terrence Strachan
Above: Valedictorian of S C Bootle's grad-
uating class, Hope Ramotar. She reflected
on the dedication and hard work of her
parents and teachers.
Left: Head boy and Salutatorian, John
Henderson. He gave an emotional thanks
to everyone who made his success, and the
success of his peers, possible.
spoke, the graduates performed a song
entitled "We are more than Conquerors"
which was written by graduate Nathan Boo-
tle. Pastor Strachan said he was amazed at
the accomplishments the school had been
able to achieve in such a short period of
time. He told the graduates that each one of
them has a unique purpose in life.
After Pastor Strachan's presenta-
tion, the valedictorian, Rolanda Williams,
spoke. She began by saying that in Sep-
tember of 2011 they were thrust into a new
environment and while there, they had to
learn to be united. She thanked the teachers
for helping them mature.
The salutatorian was Creslin Archer.
Afterwards, the graduates presented
their parents with a rose. Awards were
given out for sports, leadership, school
spirit, attendance, good Christian charac-
ter, Spanish, and perseverance. The sup-
portive parents were also acknowledged.
leaders facilitate VBS
By Canishka Alexander
A group of 24 youth leaders from the
Christ United Methodist Church's Salt and
Light Choir in Chattanooga, Tenn. facili-
tated a Vacation Bible School (VBS) from
June19-23 at the International Mission Bi-
The VBS was open to all age groups.
The day before VBS began, the group
walked around the community with invi-
tations encouraging parents to send their
Christina Malone, group leader for
Salt and Light, explained that the group's
first visit to Abaco was two years ago, and
since then they have been excited to return
"We look forward to the chance to
come back again, and the children have
just really blessed us," she said.
Throughout the week, 50 or more
children participated in recreational games
like volleyball and soccer, while others
were involved in Bible lessons and crafts
as well as a music workshop. Malone said
that every night the children were also
given material to share with their families.
Teenagers were given similar activities to
participate in, and they were also engaged
in Bible study sessions.
Salt and Light Youth Choir out of Chatanooga, Tenn., play an exciting game of soccer
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Eustace Penn to
be inducted into
By Canishka Alexander
Eustace Penn, 60, has been playing
softball since he was 15 years old. As a
young boy, Penn migrated from the Turks
and Caicos Islands with his family and re-
located to Abaco in 1959. Before moving
to Abaco, he lived in Nassau. It was there
that he was introduced to softball at Lin-
coln Boulevard Park.
"Softball was the game at the time
when I was going to school in Nassau," he
said. "Softball, baseball, cricket, basket-
ball and volleyball we played them all."
Penn recalled that he once played
with softball greats like David Thompson,
Everette Daley, Wellington Dean and sev-
eral others who eventually made it to the
Although he has served as an umpire
for the last 38 years, he has played various
positions on the field. Penn has also served
in the capacity of a team manager. One of
the teams was called the Falconettes, and
his daughter Rhonda Eldon was a part of
the team. She played in centerfield, short-
stop and catcher positions before moving
on to become the team's ace pitcher. She is
now the key pitcher for the Lady Sluggers
In his sporting tenure, Penn repre-
sented the Abaco Softball Association as
its president a post he occupied for five
years. This move came about after a deci-
sion was made to appoint him as president,
so he quit catching.
"When I stopped catching, I never
won a championship in Abaco," he joking-
ly remembered. "Unfortunately, the next
year, the same team I was catching for won
Highlights of his career included
catching for the Cherokee Softball team
and playing against teams from Man-O-
War Cay and Marsh Harbour. Despite
many losses, Penn said he and his team-
mates never gave up.
Now that he has been recognized and
makes preparation for his induction into
Softball's Hall of Fame later in the year,
Penn is grateful. He also congratulated
his colleagues, Alfred "Ali" Culmer and
Linda Marie Ford for being inducted into
the International Softball Federation's Hall
"You know it's been a long time, but
some things come and some never come.
Some people get to enjoy it, some don't
get to enjoy it because they were dead
when they were mentioned, but at least I
got mentioned while I am alive," he said
As far as his continued involvement
goes, Penn said he will continue to make
his contributions for as long as he can.
Creter's Bulldogs sweep
two weekend games
By Canishka Alexander
Creter's Bulldogs and New Vision
were featured in the only game of the night
on June 15, after DNR Sluggers and New
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Vision's game was cancelled.
Creter's Bulldogs shut down the New
Vision players with a score of 17-5.
The following night, the Lady Slug-
gers headed to Cooper's Town for another
game with F.E.S. Peacocks beating them
5-1. The second game of the night was
between Creter's Bulldogs and Shiloh De-
stroyers. The Bulldogs went for a winning
streak that weekend and scored 12 runs,
while the Destroyers scored two.
On June 17, DNR made their ap-
pearance in a game against New Vision at
Baker's Field. The scores were close, but
New Vision took a two-point lead to win
the game at 9-7.
According to the softball schedule, no
games will take place until June 29-20.
Abaco wins the Darts
Champions' Cup for
third time in a row
By Mirella Santillo
This year's Darts Champions' Cup
was held for the first time in the Savannah
Sound Resource Center, Eleuthera, June
16 to 17.
For the third time in a row, a team
from Abaco, the D&R Snippers, won the
cup. The Grand Bahama's Eliminators, the
Nassau Shots and the Eleuthera's Crusty
Crabs Crushers were the winning teams
of each league that made it to the National
Championship, besides the D&R Snippers.
The games were played by Round Robin
After the first round of events, two
teams were left to participate in the finals:
the Eliminators and the D&R Snippers.
The Snippers won the first game and the
Eliminators won the second game. The
Abaco team took away the cup from Grand
Bahama by winning the third game.
Junior Albury, Lloyd Deveaux, Rob-
in Albury, Shane Sawyer, Dee Albury and
Lakeisha Albury with team Captain, Mark
Albury contributed to the D&R Snippers'
On July 20, 16 Bahamian Darts play-
ers, among them six players from Abaco;
Kevin Higgs, Robin Albury, Shane Saw-
yer, Angela Russell, Lloyd Deveaux and
Lakisha Albury, accompanied by the Pres-
ident of the National Darts Association,
MalcomSpicer, will travel to Belize City
to participate in the Caribbean Cup and the
America's Cup that will be held until July
Other delegates of the National Darts
Association, coaches and supporters of
other national team players, forming a
group of approximately 25 to 30 people,
will also travel to Belize.
continues to produce
track stars for
Above: Rakeisha Knowles of Moore's Is-
By Rebecca Davis
Rakeisha Knowles is a 17 year student
of the Moore's Island All-age school and a
member of the Moore's Island Extermina-
tor Track Club along with two other junior
female track athletes who represented The
Bahamas in a ten day Caribbean focused
youth exchanged program sponsored by
the U.S Embassy.
This program took them to Washing-
ton DC and Eugene, Oregon on the 18 of
June through the 28 of June.
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slated for month of July
By Canishka Alexander
Ishmael "Stretch" Morley of the
Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture
announced that a Treasure Cay Annual
Basketball Tournament will take place
from July 4 to July 7 at the Treasure Cay
Primary School basketball court.
The tournament has been dubbed a
Pre-Independence Basketball Classic and
is sponsored by Chef Noel St. Claude. It
is an open tournament, and players who
fall under the 15 and under division, un-
der 19 division and senior division are
asked to show up in full uniform. Offered
at 3 p.m. until, the tournament offers a
wholesome activity for children through-
out the summer, and Chef Noel revealed
that winners will receive grand prizes
and trophies for their participation.
As for Central Abaco, Morley
said that they were given approval from
Faron Newbold, chairman of the Dun-
das Town Committee, to use the Ocean
View Park in Dundas Town for the entire
month of July leading into August. Once
the Pre-Independence Tournament con-
cludes in Treasure Cay, Morley said that
the night league games begin on July 12
in conjunction with the Abaco Basketball
Association and the Dundas Town com-
Morley said they are looking for-
ward to a good month long of basketball
throughout the community of Abaco, and
would like to continue to host the night
leagues beyond the sunmer months.
Moving forward, Morley said he will
continue to hold discussions with both
Newbold and Shawn Simms, chairman
of the Murphy Town Committee, for the
further expansion of basketball on the is-
The summer-long basketball tour-
nament is also open to female players,
Morley said. Supporters can expect to
see the superstars and college players
from Abaco, whom he said are "quality
players and good boys."
Both men encouraged parents to
support their children, and see what they
"If you want to see some good bas-
ketball, come out and watch the stars of
tomorrow," Morley said.
For players interested in participat-
ing in any one of the basketball tourna-
ments, contact Chef Noel St. Claude at
475-1959 or 365-9255 or send him an
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ishmael
Morley can be contacted at 458-3996 or
Agape Eagles perform
in the Freeport Hoytes
By Mirella Santillo
Coach Wayde Adderley praised the
success of the Agape Christian School
basketball teams, the Eagles, during their
participation in the Hoytes Basketball
Tournament that took place in Freeport
during the first weekend of June.
The Agape Eagles competed in four
age divisions: 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 and
16-17. Three teams went to the finals,
one winning the championship in its age
group. The other two lost by a mere mar-
The 14-15 age team won the cham-
pionship, defeating the Sun Land Baptist
team, 45-32. Donte Thompson was the
MVP for the Eagles.
The other three teams were not far
behind in success.
The 16-17 age group players lost
the championship game on overtime, a
close 46 to 47. Jaron Cornish, who is
considered by many to be the best player
in the country, was the MVP in that last
The 10-11 boys were the first to
make it to the championship game, los-
ing by three points to a Nassau team, the
Show Time, 23 to 26. Joshua Cornish
was recognized as the best player.
The 12-13 team lost in the semi-final
by five points, again to the Show Time,
in spite of the efforts of best player TJ
Twenty five teams participated in
the annual Basketball Hoytes Tourna-
ment, so the success of the Agape Eagles
is no small achievement.
"It was a very good tournament,"
commented Coach Adderley. "All teams
competed very well. We are building up
to next year by practicing all summer."
The Abaco Sporting Club that
Coach Adderley just created will en-
able kids to learn or practice basketball
through most of the summer. The free
practice which takes place at the Agape
Christian School's Grace Gymnasium, is
held from 9:30 a.m. to noon daily and is
opened to all children. Parents can con-
tact Coach Adderley at the gym during
Two of the Eagles best players, Sha-
quil McDonald and Basil Johnson, have
graduated this year and will be going to
college on scholarships, one to Canada
and the other to Texas. It is the first time
students from Agape will go to college
on a scholarship, a feat that the coach
would like to remind other students.
"All basketball players going in the
program have the opportunity to go to
college on scholarship either on academ-
ic or sports achievement," he said.
He is already planning summer
tournaments as a practice for next year.
There will be one starting June 28 that
will feature several local teams and the
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Halkitis From Page 1
are going to be called on to go above and
beyond as we seek to get the economy on a
more stable footing."
Mr. Halkitis said that "the idea [be-
hind the visit] was to introduce myself
to the staff that is here and to see what
exactly they are doing and assure them
they have the support of the Ministry of
He said "It was a productive day
and we understand the operation better
and what we need to do for our people so
they can do their job better."
He said he enjoyed his trip to Abaco
and that he's always been impressed on
how Abaco has tailored their economy to
cater to boaters and noted the progress he
has seen here and the independent spirit
of the people.
As Minister of State for Finance
Mr. Halkitis works under the Right Hon-
ourable Prime Minister Perry Christie
who is also the Minister of Finance and
assists in the day-to-day oversight of the
ministries that come under the Ministry.
These departments include: Customs,
Business License, Treasury, Securities
Commission and Bahamas Development
Bank among others.
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Marina site along with Senator Gary Sawyer (center) and Dr. Livingston Marshall, Sr.
Vice President, Environmental and Community Affairs at Baker's Bay (right).
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By Timothy Roberts
June 21, 2012
The Hope Town District Council
heard from special guests concerning the
Business License Act 2010 and the Town
Planning and Subdivisions Act 2010 while
dealing with regular council business dur-
ing their monthly meeting on June 12.
Gaynelle Role, head of the Busi-
ness License and Real Property Tax of-
fice in Abaco, along with Abaco's Chief
of Police, Noel Curry, discussed in detail
changes relative to liquor licenses that have
occurred due to the Business License Act
2010 coming into effect.
Ms. Rolle noted that with the new act
coming into effect that the liquor, general
shop and music and dance licenses have
been repealed. The new act is intended to
act as a one stop shop where one license
is granted detailing what services or goods
the licensee is permitted to sell and any
stipulations or regulations that may apply.
Three liquor store owners were pres-
ent and the main questions concerned retail
liquor stores being permitted to open on
Sunday or a holiday. Ms. Rolle explained
that the rule of thumb being followed in
Nassau is that if the store is in a touristic
area it is permitted to be open on Sundays
and holidays, and that the same rule ap-
plied to the entire Bahamas.
She explained; however, that there is
an exception to this rule being that when
it is a mandatory holiday like Labour
Day the liquor store may choose to open
but they cannot force their employees to
work those days. If their employees work
that day they must pay the required double
Michael Major, Director of Physical
Planning at the Ministry of Works and Ur-
ban Development, was present to review
the Council's 2011 referendum for zoning
and ordinances for Elbow Cay and to give
He complimented the council on be-
ing proactive in moving such ideas forward
in light of the Town Planning and Subdivi-
sions Act 2010. He said that the referen-
dum would be reviewed by relevant agen-
cies to ensure that the zones and ordinances
agreed with existing laws.
Mr. Major said after it is scrutinized
and amended while liaising with the Coun-
cil until the final draft is ready and then
it would be submitted to be approved and
accepted in Nassau.
An appeal was made in two instances
in 2011 concerning two additions (involv-
ing the adding of another story to an exist-
ing house/building) located in Hope Town.
It was noted that these appeals have yet to
be heard while the applicants are still wait-
ing for a decision to move forward. Island
Administrator Cephas Cooper suggested a
letter be drafted to the Minister of Local
Government, V. Alfred Gray, urging that
the appeal be dealt with quickly.
The Council dealt with matters re-
lated to Port Authority and Town Planning
during the meeting, including passing five
plans for Baker's Bay for homes valued
over $7.8 Million.
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A man armed with a shotgun shot out
a window on the western side of the shop
at Shell 24/7 at 4:23am on June 21. The
39 year old employee reported that the gun-
man reached through the window stealing
an undetermined amount of cash out of the
The employee described the suspect to
officers of the Marsh Harbour Police Sta-
tion as a slim, dark male dressed in white
T-Shirt, dark color pants, white tennis and
black tam. He was said to have approached
from a western direction. The culprit made
good his escape on foot in a western direc-
tion towards the Mudd. The police are still
investigating this matter.
On June 22 Officers from the Marsh
Harbour Police Station reported that while
on mobile patrol along Don MacKay Blvd.
they responded to an alarm at Kentucky
Fried Chicken. While checking the rear of
the establishment they observed a 46 year-
old man who they knew as a resident of
Spring City who ran from the area. With the
assistance of additional officers, they were
able to detain the suspect and brought him
to police station where he was booked in.
According to the owners account noth-
ing appears to have been stolen at this time.
The suspect was interviewed and admitted
to breaking into the establishment looking
for food. As a result, he was charged for
Shop breaking and scheduled to attend court
on June 25.
An employee of a service station in
Marsh Harbour reported to police that
sometime between 6pm on June 19 and
7am on nne 20 some unknown nerson/s
smashed the front right window to a bur-
gundy Delta vehicle that was on the premise
of for repairs. Police action requested and
the investigation continues.
A 38 year old male of Elbow Cay
reported that sometime around 1:00am on
June 22 that while he was at a local bar he
was punched in the face by a man known to
him. The police responded picking up a 32
year-old suspect from Elbow Cay who was
later arrested and charged with this matter.
Threats of Death
A 29 year-old Dundas Town resi-
dent was pushed and threatened with death
while sitting at a bar in Dundas Town. The
man, who was known to the victim, came
up to him and began pushing him, ripped
his shirt and threatened to kill him for tak-
ing his girlfriend, putting him in fear for his
life. The victim reported the incident to the
police who are continuing investigation in
Shop Breaking & Stealing
A snack shop located in Murphy Town
was broken into by some unknown persons)
sometime between 8:30pm on June 18 and
8:00am on June 19. It was reported to the
police that an assortment of chips and juices
valued at $200.00 were stolen
Two 15 year old juveniles of Murphy
Town were arrested in reference to this mat-
ter. Both accused admitted to the offences,
were charged and released on bail in the
amount of $500.00 to attend court on June
Threats of Harm, Obscene Lan-
guages and Disorderly Behaviour
At 8:35nm on Tnne 21 a 53 vear old
male of Crown Haven reported to police
that his neighbour was using obscene lan-
guage in a loud tone of voice creating an
Police Officers from the Fox Town
Police Station responded to the scene where
he saw and spoke to the accused concerning
his behaviour. The accused continued his
behaviour along with threatening tones. As
a result the officers arrested the accused in
reference to this matter. He was brought to
Marsh Harbour Police Station where he was
On June 20 a Social Service Worker
reported that she received information that
a man known to the Department of Social
Services was constantly abusing his two
children and Police action was requested.
That same evening Police Officers
along with a Social Services Worker went
to the residence where they saw and spoke
to the mother of the children. While at the
residence the mother showed her children
who are eleven and seven years old to the
authorities. The children were taken to re-
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about 1:40pm, her 46 year-old mother told
her that she was experiencing a headache.
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Police Officers were dispatched to the
scene and examined the body. There was
no sign of trauma. A local Doctor from the
Marsh Harbour Government Clinic attended
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By Timothy Roberts
June 19, 2012
The Murphy Town Town Commit-
tee finalized their remaining expenditures
for the budget year, including the signing
of a contract for repairs and renovations
at the Burial Society, during their meeting
on June 19.
Jackson Blach was awarded a contract
for $7400 to complete repairs to the box-
ing and fascia as well as build a closet and
bathroom and the rear interior wall among
other items. He is expected to complete the
job in about two weeks weather permitting.
The committee also discussed having
the area around the track and field cleared
and cleaned from the playground area
around to the stage and by the basketball
court. The committee agreed to a contract
for $900 to clear the area.
Deshawn Simms, Chairman of the
Committee suggested that the committee
undertake repairs to the old bathrooms on
the west side of the track near the play-
ground which have been out of order for
some time. He suggested money be set
aside for the materials and to find volun-
teers to do the work. Committee member
Gilbert Davis said that he would organize
it and find volunteers to do the work.
The committee moved and approved
the setting aside of $2500 for road work to
the Bahama Coral Shores area.
The committee also agreed to a do-
nation of $1000 to the Burial Society, a
donation of $1000 to the Murphy Town
Junkanoo Group, $556 for Road patching
in Murphy Town and $556 for bathroom
c0oo out 'ews
St. Francis students
graduate with honors
By Canishka Alexander
This year St. Francis de Sales Catho-
lic School held its 10th Commencement
Exercise on June 8. Fourteen students
graduated from the school, and of the 14
graduates, 11 of them graduated with hon-
Teacher Elmer Bongon was the mod-
erator for the ceremony, and noted that the
graduates made history with their honorary
achievement. He added that it was a very
successful graduation ceremony that many
attended, so therefore they were able to
witness a memorable accomplishment on
the student's part.
Octavia Dean-McIntosh was the vale-
dictorian, and she delivered her valedicto-
Asia Brice, salutatorian, was given
the opportunity to introduce Education's
District Superintendent Dr. Lenora Black
as the keynote speaker.
Also in attendance was Claudette
Rolle, director of Catholic Education; and
Dario Lundy-Mortimer, chairman of the
Catholic Board of Education.
The students were happy to receive
their diplomas with many of them having
received additional awards at the Awards
Ceremony held earlier in the week.
By Erin Patterson
On Wednesday June 13, 2012 at New
Visions Ministry, Forest Heights Academy
class of 2012 graduated.
The night began with an introduction
by Ms. Leslie Kennedy and the singing of
the National Anthem lead by senior Ash-
ton Sawyer. Next, senior Briana Maxwell
opened the evening with a prayer.
Twin seniors, Matthew Grammatico
and Nathan Grammatico officially wel-
comed everyone to the evening's com-
mencement. Principal James Richard spoke
about the graduating class, reminiscing and
sharing encouraging words.
Salutatorian Alysia Boyce introduced
the keynote speaker, Darron Turnquest
Above: the 2012 graduates of Forest Heights Academy celebrate at the close of the cer-
the Director of Youth in the Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture.
Mr. Turnquest got the crowd going
and kept them going throughout the eve-
ning. He addressed many topics, but the
main thing he told the graduating class was
to stay determined and never give up and
be like NIKE and "just do it". Mr. Turn-
quest was motivational to everyone in at-
Homeroom teacher Janet Wedgewood
addressed the crowd and gave some moti-
vational words. She thanked the class for
everything they had done over the years.
Following Ms. Wedgewood's remarks, the
graduates were recognized in the area of
Above: the keynote speaker for the evening
at Forest Heights. Darron Turnquest the
Director of Youth in the Ministry of Youth,
Sports and Culture.
scholastic, citizenship, extra curiccular
activities, and more.
After the students were awarded,
Valedictorian Tyler Albury thanked his
class for being great friends over the years
and gave an excellent speech. Comparing
his journey through high school with a fish-
ing trip, he stated that he had caught the
big fish by being the Valedictorian of the
graduating class of 2012 at Forest Heights
The diplomas were handed out with
the help of Darron Turnquest and Mr.
Richard, the students turned their tassels
and walked off the stage, leaving their high
school years and entering the real world.
Deanza L. Cox m and Blair Johnson
gave a special presentation of gifts to Mr.
Turnquest for his wonderful remarks and
to their homeroom teacher, Janet Wedge-
wood for everything she had done for the
class over the years.
Finally, Shannon Steele addressed
the crowd and thanked the parents, family,
friends and teachers for all their support
throughout the years and thanks to every-
one who attended.
St. Francis Catholic
Church confirlns tel
youth on Father's Day
By Samantha Evans
On June 17, Father's Day, ten young
people received the Sacrament of Confir-
mation at St. Francis de Sales Catholic
Church in Marsh Harbour.
The ten confirmed candidates were:
Idella Simeon, Jenny Louis, Rebecca Stra-
chan, Hannah Strachan, Mario Estamible,
Shana Joseph, Sylvans Dalmond, Julie
Louis, Redisha Destine, and Joshua Paul.
The speaker for the confirmation was
Bishop Patrick Pinder.
According to Redisha Destine, they
met for classes every Wednesday at the
church. While there, they learned the doc-
trine of the church and about confirmation.
The classes helped them to become more
familiar with the gifts of the Holy Spirit
She believes that she has matured as
she now has a full understanding of the
doctrine of the church. Each candidate se-
lected a sponsor who helped him or her if
they had any problems during the process.
This sponsor had to also affirm that the
candidate was ready to receive the Sacra-
ment of Confirmation. All ten candidates
received the blessing of their sponsors to
To the youth being confirmed, Bish-
op Pinder told them that he recognizes
that many youth are happy to be getting
confirmed because this means the end of
confirmation classes. However, he stated
that today marks the end of the initiation
into the life and work of the church and the
beginning of them maturing into the life of
Bishop Pinder encouraged them to
continue to learn and seek instruction in
their faith. It is through their growth in
their faith, he explained, that they will re-
ceive good counsel, guidance, and the abil-
ity to make right choices. He told them to
let the way they live defend their faith.
graduate from Little
By Canishka Alexander
Little Darlings Academy held its
5th Annual Graduation and Awards Cer-
emony on June 12 at the Dundas Town
Church of God.
As always, the church was packed
with parents and supporters of the entire
student body with special recognition be-
ing given to the school's thirteen gradu-
After the processional of graduates
and the welcome address was given, each
grade level was required to demonstrate
onstage what they had learned throughout
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July 1, 2012
The Abaconian Section B Page 15
School & Youth News
Darlings From Page 14
the year. The demonstrations ranged from
Bible memory verses, recitations, foreign
languages and sign language. Principal
Christine Bostwick thanked her staff for
their commitment to the school.
K-2 student Scarlett Reckley re-
ceived a bicycle as her reward from sell-
ing 48 tickets for the school's fair in May.
The ceremony continued with awards be-
ing distributed to the students from K-2
The graduates were soon engaged in
a presentation of roses to their parents,
and they also performed a dance presen-
tation. Teacher Vangie Stuart also per-
formed a liturgical dance as her tribute to
the graduating class.
Dr. Lenora Black was the guest
speaker for the ceremony, and she began
by congratulating all of the students on
"I am indeed privileged to be among
many to be involved in what I believe is
the most exciting career on the face of the
earth," Dr. Black remarked. "I believe
that the job of teaching, rather it's not a
job, it's a vocation. You don't do it for a
salary. You simply do it because you real-
ize that you are the authority to change the
very face of eternity because of what you
sow into these little children."
She went on to say that the road to
success is paved with hard work, that each
child is uniquely different, and that the
students are all smart beyond measure.
Students graduate from
Long Bay School
By Samantha Evans
Nineteen students graduated from
Long Bay School on Thursday June 14 at
the school's auditorium on Forest Drive.
Principal Jacqueline Collie told the
students that graduation is a time to cel-
ebrate and to give thanks. To achieve ex-
cellence she told them that they have to do
more than they are doing. She challenged
the graduates to stop waiting and begin
their future immediately, to do more than
is expected, to write now, to pursue their
dreams today, and to practice saying
The address came from President of
the ACUM Dr. Leonard A. Johnson.
The valedictorian and salutatorian
then gave their addresses. Cicely Gomez,
the top graduate from the class of 2012
spoke of the various roles each gradu-
ate played in the class. She remembered
the fun times they shared and stated that
through the challenges, they stood strong
and were able to overcome them.
Natalie Pritchard, second in the
class, spoke of the remarkable achieve-
ments of the graduates and gave all thanks
to God. She spoke of the role of parents
and that parenting is a calling.
The principal presented each gradu-
ate with their diploma and turned their
tassel, signifying that they were now
graduates. Parents of the graduates were
presented with a certificate of apprecia-
tion from Chairman of Long Bay School
Mr. Isaac Collie. The students also gave
their parents a rose.
The graduates then received their
The students presented gifts to their
teachers and Principal Collie.
Cyber Learning Center
By Samantha Evans
CYBER Learning Center stands for
the acronym: Challenging Youths to Be-
come Exceptional Role Models and has
had a most interesting journey since their
The CLC promises to motivate and
assist all students in achieving their goals
academically. In spite of accepting students
who find it difficult to excel in the "nor-
mal"' class setting, CLC is able to build
self-confidence within students who lack
CLC began in downtown Marsh Har-
bour above Abacom and adopted the name
"The small school that can" with 16 stu-
dents and one teacher. Their main purpose
was to secure high school diplomas for
students who were not in a position to get
one from other schools for many different
Today CLC has relocated to their
current location where they have been for
the past six years. When they moved there
they had 25-30 students and 3 teachers.
The school has had much success since
then and now has an enrollment of over
CLC have placed 1st and 2nd for the
past three years at Friends of the Environ-
ment Science Fair, held their first gradu-
ation of 6 seniors in 2009, had their first
student attend college in 2011, who is Carl
Archer Jr., and had great Math and Science
scores on the GLAT in 2006 and 2011.
CLC received an acre of land to build
its school and this year began building at
the new location. They plan to relocate to
the new site as soon as it is complete and,
contrary to the word on the street that they
are closing down, that could not be further
from the truth.
On June 14, the Awards Ceremony
for the 2011-2012 school year was held at
the school, which gave the teachers and
administrator a chance to honor those stu-
dents who excelled.
Enzil Cooper stated that they aim
to prepare kids to be the next best thing
so that their future can be great. Sharon
Greene gave her principal's address but
instead of focusing on all that the school
has done and the plans for the school's fu-
ture, she encouraged parents to devote all
of their time to their children because they
are worth it. After she spoke the awards
The top students for the 2011-2012
school year were: Tyneil and Aliyah Ad-
derley, William Phillips (Top Student for
GLAT Science 2011), Terran Strachan
and Chante Basden. The students received
certificates and gifts. Parents also had a
chance to view a slide show of activities
over the year and view students' work in
their respective classrooms.
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Party at Marsh Harbour Marina and Jib Room
4th July Marsh Harbour Race 3
Party and Awards at Crossing Beach
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Party and Awards at Sea Spray Resort
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erts, age 20
years and a
Abaco, was held on June 2, 2012, 11:00
a.m., at Sandy Point Assembly of God,
Sandy Point Abaco. Pastor Erskine Wells
officiated and was assisted by other Minis-
ters. Interment will be made in the Sandy
Point Public Cemetery.
Those that will always treasure
her memories are: parents Patrick Sr. &
Rose Roberts, siblings Patrick Jr. and Ai-
sha Poitier, Patrico and Sonovia Roberts,
grandfather Herklyn Rolle, grandmothers
Marion Rolle and Lillian Roberts, nieces
Alexia and Alyssa Stubbs, nephews Ti-
anno, Tristan, Ashton, Chauncey and Co-
rey Roberts, aunts Angela Johnson, Lot-
tie and Deborah Rolle, Stephanie, Marsha
and Violet Roberts, Eliza Bain, Marinette
Walker, Vernisha Gaitor, uncles Vaughn
and Brian Rolle, Edney and Derek Gaitor,
Peter, Angelo, Wilba Roberts and Richard
ry, 25 yrs.,
a resident of
in Marsh Har-
on May 27,
2012. He is survived by his mother: Agatha
Ferguson; father: Colin Curry; 3 brothers:
Lydell Ferguson, Colin Curry and Halson
Deveaux; 3 sisters: Vashti, Colleen and
Agatha Curry; 1 son: Darren Curry; nu-
merous other relatives and friends.
TA I I e n
died in Duran-
love, after a brief illness. He was born in
Toledo, Ohio, in 1920, the only child of
Howard C. Trimmer and Maude Worden
Allen, along with Barbara, forged
many lasting friendships on their annual
summer visits to Durango and Blakely Is-
land. But it is Hope Town where he and
Barbara were most at home and that was
closest to their hearts.
His wife Barbara preceded Allen in
death. He is survived by his loving daugh-
ters Barbara Trimmer (Frank Ayers), Mar-
ilyn Trimmer (Scott Gregory), stepdaugh-
ter Bobbie Burton, nieces Judy Balas, M.
J. Garlick (Bonnie Wegner), Sue Garlick
and very special friends Jay and Margy
Lee Wannamaker and Christine and John
Beranek of Durango.
age 42 years
died at his
He is sur-
vived by his parents: Joseph and Louise
Wright; sisters: Eleanor Wright, Yvonne
Cooper, Verdell Pinder and Elda Humes;
brothers: Clyde and Sean Wright, numer-
ous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and a
host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral Arrangements will be an-
nounced at a later date.
1943, died at
the age of 78
June 8th 2012.
Jim was one of
born to Dennis & Ida Cates of Great Guana
Cay, Abaco, Bahamas.
His siblings Sister Ida and brothers
Greenwood, Dennis & William, V2 brother
& sister Murray Cates & Etta Russell, all
deceased. Jim moved to Nassau at the age
of 8 with his family and was educated at
Western Senior. Marrying Virginia Lowe
nee Bethel of Cherokee Sound, Abaco, Ba-
hamas at the tender age of 19. Virginia had
been widowed and had 5 children.
Jim often spoke about the joy that
they brought to him. Virginia was first
married Leif Lowe, Julie's grand Uncle so
Jim was technically Julie's Uncle-in-law in
those days. He met Julie again and they
married in 1996 and Jim doted on Julie.
When healthy they often travelled
particularly enjoyed cruising to Alaska,
which they did on five separate occasions.
Jim didn't hesitate to tell anyone about
those great trips. After working at several
jobs around Nassau Jim settled down for a
career with Butler & Sands. He moved to
Abaco in the 1980s to manage one of their
stores. He enjoyed his tenure with Butler
& Sands and often spoke fondly of Jimmy
After 38 years with Butler & Sands
Jim then moved on to Bristol Cellars until
2005, and then on to Hummingbird Restau-
rant as the owner and operator. The restau-
rant was closed in 2007 and Jim retired. Jim
enjoyed people and shared his friendship
and kind spirit generously. After a couple
of difficult years of not working, Jim be-
came ill with prostate cancer and respirato-
ry issues. In recent weeks Jim was bed rid-
den so he is now at peace. Jim is survived
by wife: Julie, Children: Ann Moriera,
Douglas Low, Patricia Burnett (deceased),
Gaylene Key, David Lowe, and Cameron
Sands. Grandchildren: Richard Moriera,
Lynda Hernandez, April bethel, Michelle
Willis, Kimberly Hazelton, Brandon Key,
Natasha Benton, and Wyatt Sands. Sons &
Daughter-in-laws: Frances Moreira Phyl-
lis Lowe, Junior Burnett (deceased), Son-
ny Key, Jennifer Lowe, and Amy Sands.
Grandchildren-in-law: Judy Moriera, Greg
Hernandez, Chuck Bethell, and Andy Wil-
lis. Great Grandchildren: Shawn, Ryan,
Ashley, and Richard (JR) Moriera, Kevin
& Shelby Hernandez, James, Courtney,
Cody, Christian, Chris Ouelette, Nicole &
Tom Manning. Mother-in-law: E. Phyllis
Lowe. Brother-in-law: Rick Lowe. Sister-
in-laws: Joanne Lowe and Linda Albury;
numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was
a Mason in the Carleton Lodge in Marsh
Harbour for many years.
The family would like to offer special
thanks to Dr. James Hull and the staff at
Marsh Harbour Medical Clinic and care-
In lieu of flowers donations can be
made to the Abaco Cancer Society, P.O.
Box AB 20382, Marsh Harbour, Abaco,
Great Guana Cay Colonial style commerical
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80, of Moore's
was held on
June 2012, at
11 am, at Soul
Island Abaco, officiating was Pastor An-
thony Williams, assisted by other minis-
ters of the gospel, Interment will follow in
Moore's Island Public Cemetery, Moore's
Cherish memories will linger a life-
time in the hearts of her six (6) daughters,
Rosamae Davis, Sylvia Outten, Ludeen
McDonald, Shanell Gierweski, Tarsha
Wallace & Eloise Wells (deceased), one
(1) son, Joshua Swain, twenty-two (22)
grandchildren, Sheryl, Pinky, Princess,
Sharmaine of Ft Lauderdale, Dianne, Dar-
lene, Driscol, Ginger, Rubilee, Shiann,
Varlene, Antonia, Vardesha, Darren, Jer-
old, Jurnal, Jenson, Roderick, Derick, El-
gar, Marvin & Anthony, twenty-eight (28)
great grandchildren, Tristian Knowles,
Taj Rolle, Ozeke, Joel Jovann, Felix, Fa-
bien, Juston, Jeneiro, Keyondre, Derick
Jr., Paris, Pedria, Twanesha, Quinesha,
Stephanique, Deriesha, Tremeka, Shaw-
nique, Shanario, Reanna, Tiffinique,
Herb, Angel, Dj, Jamal, Elcita, Deanna &
Micala, thirteen (13) nieces, Sonia, Desra,
Colene, Colette & Caroline McKenzie of
Freeport Grand Bahama, Edith Johnson,
Paranella Spence & Sharmaine of Nassau,
Cordell Thompson, Sabrina Barr of At-
lanta Georgia, Wonda Russell, Shameka &
Shavanda Johnson, eleven (11) nephews,
Gail, Colon, Regional, Zendal, Wayne,
Clay, Jim, Manor, Ruswell, Lamont &
Valentino McKenzie, Joney Johnson, son-
in-laws, Edison Davis, Lavado Wallace,
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Great Cistern, 2 bed, 1 bath, fully furnished
home, with access to beach. $1,100/month.
Guana Cay, 2 bed, 1 bath apt, fully furnished
& equipped. $1,100/mo. Also available by the
week. Call 904-982-2762
Marsh Harbour, Sweetings Village 2 bed,
2 bath, fully furnished. $1,000/m. Call 475-
Marsh Harbour, Sky Developers 2 bed/1
bath, furnished, with A/C, washer and drier,
water included, $1100/mo. Call Mrs. Green at
Marsh Harbour, Gov Sub apt, 2 bed/2 bath,
central A/C, newly renovated, fully furnished.
Serious inquiries call 9-5 367-2951 or 577-
5086 after 5 p.m
Andrea Gierweski, Tony Wells, Clarence
Outten & Patrick McDonald, daughter-in-
law, Shavonne Swain, two (2) brothers,
Ronald & George McKenzie, one (1) sis-
ter, Milicent Johnson.
Myrtle Bootle, 77
Funeral Service for Myrtle Bootle,
77, of Cooper's Town, Abaco was held
on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
at Faith Walk Church of God, Cooper's
Town. Officiating was Bishop Archilius
Cooper, assisted by Pastor Deanza Cun-
ningham and Pastor Derrick Russell. In-
terment followed in the Cooper's Town
Left to cherish fond memories of her
children: Sidney Coakley, Pastor Regi-
nald Cox, Diana (Francis) Fox, Rev. Dr.
Keith Russell, Linda Gibson, Michael
Bethell, Kevin Rolle, Marilyn Rolle and
Portia Rolle; brother: Noel Bootle; grand-
children: Nakia, Candice, Shacarra, Re-
gina, Troy, Otis, Ezra Jr., Maria, Carla,
Theresea, Ingrid, Tracy, Torren, Jeboria,
Lavonda, Keith Jr., Kyle, Tavara, Rich-
ard, Kashif, Renaldo, Riquerro, Najee,
Michael Jr., Michelle, Marcus, Rodger,
Rochelle, Rashad, Alliea, Kevin Jr., Fred-
erick Jr., Matello, Malika, Makayla, and
Baby Danielle Angel Smith, 3
Funeral service for Baby Danielle
Angel Smith, 3 months, of Marsh Har-
bour, Abaco, who died on 31st May, 2012,
was held at Voice of Deliverance Church,
Dundas Town, Abaco, on June 16. Offi-
ciating was Pastor Edlin Scott. Interment
followed in Murphy Town Cemetery.
Left to cherish her memories are her
mother; Evelyn McIntosh Smith; father,
Deon Smith; sister, Keisha Israel; broth-
ers: Aiden McIntosh, Deon and Deron
Smith; Grandmothers: Lovely McIntosh
and Rowena smith; great grandmothers:
Delcina Rolle, and Mama Vera McIntosh;
grand father, Leonard (Tiny) McIntosh.
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Innerspring Youth Pro-
By Samantha Evans
The Innerspring Youth Program was
founded as a result of a need to reignite the
Youth Departments of the St. Andrew's
Methodist Church and The Church of the
Latter Rain, both in Dundas Town.
Founder Whitney Bain and Co-found-
er Patrick Huyler have developed a youth
program called 'Innerspring'. They would
like to make people aware of what they are
doing, especially the fact that they offer
youth meetings throughout the summer via
Innerspring as well as provide a money-
earning program from Frank's Ice Cream
in Grand Bahama.
Innerspring seeks to add variety to
existing youth programs and to support
ministries where no youth program exists;
therefore, it is not solely a program for the
two aforementioned churches alone, but is
open to other groups and individuals.
The program combines spiritual and
business talent from a variety of volunteers
and intertwines entrepreneurial activities
that benefit each participant. Self-direction
is encouraged in the participants, as they
are an integral part of saying what it is they
want to do and where they want to go as a
The leaders and volunteers provide
structure while allowing sufficient room
for growth and experimentation on the part
of the participants. They feel that this is a
great recipe for success.
A $20.00 registration fee is required
for the Innerspring Youth Program, which
covers a t-shirt, program folder with on-
going updates and access to fundraising
resources of which each participant gets
a percentage of all sales they make. In-
nerspring is available to participants from
the age of 12 20 and occurs on Fridays
from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., alternating
between St. Andrew's Methodist Church,
Latter Rain Ministries or other venues to
In addition to its current activities, In-
nerspring has partnered with the Frank's
Ice Cream Company of Freeport, Grand
4.5 CU. FT. Refrigerators $250
1.1 CU. FT. Microwave $115
ROLLAWAY BEDS $210 & $230
SOLID WOOD HEADBOARDS
Twin $165 Full $175 *Queen $185
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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, Stede Bonnett Rd. 2 bed, 2
bath unfurnished apt. Central A/C, washer +
dryer. Centrally located, Quiet neighborhood.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Lubbers Quarters, new waterfront 3 bed, 3
bath home w/2 kitchens. Visit www.abacowa-
Elbow Cay's 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, make a reason-
able offer. Possible owner financing. 941-928-
Marsh Harbour, Cove Estates, Duplex for
sale, 3 bed, 2.5 bath & 1 bed, 1 bath, fully
furnished with swimming pool. Call 475-4848
Marsh Harbour, Commercial Lots, $15.00
per square foot. Call 242-434-7139. 242-356-
8801 or e-mail: missworldbahamas@homnail.
com Serious Inquires Only.
Treasure Cay Canal front property with 111'
dock, boat lift, davits, & cleaning station. RE-
DUCED TO $349,000. Call 305-245-6043 or
Treasure Cay Lot, one block from beach. Ex-
cellent Buy. $40,000.00 Call 225-3211
Scotland Cay, Private Island. Rare opportu-
nity, paved 3400' airstrip, paved roads, marina,
tropical lagoon & miles of beaches. Beautiful
Hawaiian designed HOUSE sits on 1/2 ac of
lushly landscaped RIDGE TOP with spectacu-
lar views of Ocean coral reefs AND Caribbean
Bay. Wraparound deck, diesel gen. 24,000g cis-
tern, sleeps 8. Priced well below appraised val-
ue at $324k US. 850-962-1077 or DebbieWP@
Wanted to Buy: Commercial Properties or
Acreage in Abaco. Fast CASH buyer. Send
location and asking price to
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Bahama to present a Summer Job Program.
Frank's Ice Cream has been successfully
conducting its Summer Job Program for
many years now and Innerspring felt that
this unique approach to summer jobs would
be great for the youth of Abaco.
A registration fee of $20.00 is also
required for this program and children
must be registered in order to win the cash
and prizes being offered. The registration
deadline is July 31.
Innerspring is the official link for
Frank's Ice Cream Summer Job Program
on Abaco and is busily spreading the word
about this exciting program.
Those interested may speak with
Whitney at 458-0675 or Patrick at 458-
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Window Glass and Mirrors
Cut and Installed
Screens Made and Repaired
Commercial Store Fronts
Installed and Replaced
Don MacKay Blvd. 367-2442
Big Cat Equipment
Rentals: Backhoe Dump Trucks
D3, D5 & D8 Tractors Payloaders
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Tel: 242-367-2655 Fax: 242-367-2464
Cell: 242-577-5322 242-359-6839
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Looking for live-in caretaker to care for el-
derly woman. Please call 367-2255.
20ga. Pump Shotgun, Remington, free shells.
$600.00 ONO. Tel. 366-2802. Mr. Bethel
Garmin 162 GPS, new or used. Call 365-
6205. Ask for Fred.
2007 Totem Rav 4 SUV, 2.4 L, one owner,
Pearl White, only 30,000 miles! US Blue
Book $15,000. Priced to sell. Moving Special!
Asking $19,900 ONO 577-0098
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One 17' Open Console Boat, ready for engine
$ 3,250.00 ONO. One 20' Pro-Line boat, very
minor cosmetic work, then ready for engine. $
5,950.00. ONO. New Garmin GPS 421s still
in box $650.00 ONO or free with Pro-Line boat
purchase. One 20' trailer, completely rebuilt,
with new parts. $ 2350.00 ONO. Will deliver
above on main land. Tel. 366-2802 Mr. Bethel
Johnson 225HP 2-cycle outboard engine, less
that 300 total hours. My wife made me get a
4-strike. $1,650. Call 561-213-0262 or e-mail:
Johnson 15HP 2-cycle outboard engine, less
than 50 hrs. $850. 9'All Fiberglass Dinghy,
$850. Call 366-0101 or 727-460-2287
17' Hobie Cat Sport Sailboat, wings for sit-
ting & hiking out, centerboard, fully rigged.
$1,200. Call 561-628-5251 or e-mail: domey-
18' Edgewater, center console, 115HP Yamaha
2-stroke, new wiring, battery & hydraulic steer-
ing. Ready to go. $7,500. Call Troy 365-5178
21' Boston Whaler, with 250 HP Yama-
ha engines (400hrs). $12,500 OBO. Never
used 42 lb Danforth Anchor $350 OBO &
Used 42 Ib Anchor, $150 Call 365-8179
21' (2003) Zodiak w/ console, 150HP Yama-
ha motor-very low hours. Pontoons damaged-
need repair. $9,000. Call 253-376-0928
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
24' Formula, custom hardtop & windshield,
with 250 HP Yamaha engine. Asking $20,000.
24' Morgan (20UU), wide beam 9.5'. 2002 Ya-
maha 4-stroke w/800hrs. Tower w/ controls.
Great Electronics. Rigged to fish & Cruise.
$45,000. More details from budd409@aol.
corn, 242-366-3141 or 561-779-2482
29' Blackfin Combi w/twin 2006 Yamaha
F225, lorhrs. Marlin Tower w/duel helm
$45,000 OBO. Call 357-6666
Straw Baskets Shirts Hats
Casual Wear Gifts Souvenirs
Located Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport
Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour
Mon Sat 7:30 5 Sun 10 5
Visa and MasterCard Accepted
29' (1999) Wellcraft Coastal Twin 2004
Yamaha 225 4-Stroke Outboards Approxi-
mately 800 hours. Boat is fully equipped live
well, fresh/salt water wash down, radar, GPS/
Plotter, custom stereo system, 6kw generator,
fridge, stove, A/C, microwave, TV, etc. Cabin
sleeps up to six. Full head w/ shower. Lo-
cated in Hope Town. DUTY PAID. Asking
$40,000.00 ONO. Please call (242) 366-0040.
32' Fiberglass Luhrs, sleeps up to 4, stove,
fridge, sink, A/C needs work. Needs engines.
Asking $10,000. Call 375-8737
43' Motor Yacht, 120 Lehman Diesel engines.
Sleeps 10 and has a fly bridge. $55,000. For all
serious inquires contact 577-3279.
65 ft. Day and Overnight Cruiser Twin GMC
671 Engines. Stapleton fiberglass hull. Large
upper deck with captain's station/half-cabin.
Bunk sleeping for up to 18 with AC. Seating/
tables for approx. 20 people. Galley, showers,
WC, 15 KW Generator. Price: $225,000 Tel:
(242) 327-5237 or 467-2254
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Ocean/Goff Viewsl Sold! One-Of-A-KindI Investment Opportunityl
This 6 bdrm golflocean view estate On a stretch of coveted beach, this Private, 4 bdrm, 4.5 bath beach res- One-of-a-kind, 2.65 acre sea-to-sound
on 1.439 acres offers 2 guest cot- 4 bdrm family estate, plus 2 bdrm Idence in a sought-after seaside estate with main house, 2 cottages and
tages, a pool, plus jacuzzi. cottage is a true architectural delight. community is one-of-a-kind. warehouse has lots of possibilities.
$5,950,000. Ref. AS11098 $4,424,000. Ref. AS11871 $2,950,000. Ref. AS11793 $2,600,000. Ref. AS11904
SUMMIT POINT: Rare 228 acre open
zoned waterfront development site.
Price upon request. Ref. AS11890P
LYNYARD CAY: 77 acres of sea-to-
sea beachfront property.
$3,995,000. Ref. AS11618
GREEN TURTLE CAY: Beachfront es-
tate has 292 ft. on the Atlantic.
$900,000. Ref. AS11711
LITTLE HARBOUR: Gorgeous 2.3 acre
harbourfront parcel of land.
$495,000. Ref. AS11548
DORROS COVE: Half acre lot on WN
Elbow Cay next to Tahiti Beach.
$364,000. Ref. PS10577
GREEN TURTLE CAY: Fully serviced 1+1
acre oceanfront lot at White Sands.
$285,000. Ref. A511863
GREEN TURTLE CAY: 9,222 sq. ft. lot
just steps away from Ocean Beach.
$35,000. Ref. AS11861
Attention to detail and island decor
grace this 3 bdrm, Key-West style
home in Leeward Yacht Club.
$1,754,500. Ref. AS11805
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Tum-key, 4 bdrm, 4.5 bath home at
Ritz-Carlton Abaco Club enjoys
beach views and luxury interiors.
$1,895,000. Ref. AS11332
New Price! WINDING BAY: 1.7 acres
with 200 ft. of gorgeous beachfront.
$1,250,000. Ref. AS10803
ELBOW CAY: 19,974 sq. ft. lot with
120 ft. on the beach.
$459,000. Ref. AS11568
TREASURE CAY: 12,000 sq. ft. canal
lot at Galleon Bay.
$299,000. Ref. AS11705
LUBBERS QUARTERS: 19,338 sq. ft. lot
with dock slip at Seaview Subd.
$125,000. Ref. AS11569
LONG BEACH: 11,000 sq. ft. hilltop lot
with ocean views and utilities to site.
$80,000. Ref. AS11944
ELBOW CAY: 9,826 sq. ft investment
site is priced for a quick sale.
$69,500. Ref. AS11492
BAHAMA PALM SHORES: Affordable
10,000 sq. ft. lot near 8 Mile Beach.
$22,500. Ref. AS11739
.lanalfuin.I t Pul ust t
Stunning views highlight this fur-
nished, 5 bdrm canal retreat with
boat pier in the Great Abaco Club.
$1,150,000. Ref. AS11858
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Cliff Front Cottagel Luxury Canal Hormel
Brand new 2 bdrm waterfront cottage In the gated Great Abaco Club isthis
at the Ritz-Carlton Abaco Club cap- 4 bedroom, 4 bath waterfront home
tures views from every angle, with 42 ft. of canal frontage.
$1,099,000. Ref. AS11880 $975,000. Ref. AS10843
New Price! Sea Views! Enchanting Beach Cottaget
Value packed, 4 bdrm, 2.5 bath turn- On nearly 0.5 acres, this 2 bdrm, 2 Low maintenance, 2 bdrm cottage
key home at gated Sunrise Bay has bath waterfront cottage is complete on 1.5 acres at Long Bay has room
optional dockage and boat lift, with a private dock slip. to expand and 140 ft. of beach.
$795,000. Ref. AS11745 $840,000. Ref. AS11450 $795,000. Ref. AS11322
Collection of 2 and 3 bdrm condos at
the Crossing enjoy beach, pool and
$575,000 to $695,000
Two For One! Move-In Readyl Newly Renovated! ROI Near Beach!
Two, 2 bdrm, 1 bath cottages com- Inviting 2 bdrm, 3 bath island retreat Charming 2 bdrm, 2 bath home on Renovated, 2 bdrm, 2 bath home is
plete with a boat slip, established with hilltop views has a fantastic the canal is the perfect starter home tastefully furnished and just steps
rental history, and sea views, rental history to sweeten the deal. for a young couple or family, from the beach and boat ramp.
$399,500. Ref. AS11553 $349,000. Ref. AS11496 $340,000. Ref. AS11835 $165,000. Ref. AS11775
GREEN TURTLE CAY