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Title: Abaconian
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Bradley Albury
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 09-01-2012
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Septermber 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 17 SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2012 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAIDWEST PALM BCH FLPermit NO 4595Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service Requested On August 12 the Sailaway beach party was held at Bakers Bay. The event is organized by the Sailaway Commit Abaco. The proceeds which are raised by Despite threatening weather over beach on both the lee side and ocean side to enjoy the sea and beach while the Rare mounted on the vessel. Leigh Davis and Originally started in Abaco by Lit ted many charities throughout its ten year Final Sailaway fundraiser attracts crowdsPlease see Sailaway Page 2 The tenth annual Sailaway was held on August 12. Over one hundred boats anchored off the shore at Bakers Bay to enjoy a day of FNM Chairman passes away on Abaco Thirty three immigrants caught at Hole in the Wall processing. See page 14 for the full story.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian September 1, 2012 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com ment worked together along with the Com Over one hundred boats throughout the day were anchored at the beach. Each serving stations were consistently occupied by hungry and thirsty beach-goers who were being served by volunteers. The proceeds were split between the two organiza tions. been the last one held at Bakers Bay. Un ward with scouting a new location and the consecutive years. Ten years and there has This is a charity event and to have a group pointing. We decided then that we are not going to continue the event. ly. considered a success. The people were great. Everyone who comes to Sailaway is always so supportive and they are really there to have a Ms. Williams. She also thanked Bakers Bay who set up the area and helped clean the trash that remained. the largest beach parties held in Abaco. A Sailaway is sure to be missed next August. comparable substitute will one day exist Sailaway From Page 1 and enjoys a cold glass of gully wash on the beach.

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Septermber 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 Former minister pronounced dead in Treasure Cay Maynard was in North Abaco helping prewhen he arrived at the Treasure Cay Clinic Mr. Maynard was 42 years old. in regards to Mr. Maynards passing. man Charles Maynard is a tremendous loss try. ham also remembered Mr. Maynard. colleague is that he was simply a good human being. and youth organizations during his tenure as the Minister responsible. Many such organizations have reached out to express tive communities. mal press release in regards to Mr. MayNorth Abaco nard: hamas and Special Olympics Caribbean we earth was committed to national service. during the Special Olympics Caribbean positive adjunct to all involved stakehold and its people. Our prayers and thoughts remain with also reached out to express their condo lences: had a short but very important relationship with him as Minister. Central Abaco Department of Public Health to host Community Health Fair conjunction with the Marsh Harbour Gov ernment Clinic is inviting Abaconians to under the theme: Lets Get Well Abaco. an initial planning committee meeting was held on August 21 at the Dundas Town Burial Society to address and encourage and business partners. and invited Bro. Lennie Etienne to open in dress and remarks. to chronic diseases like heart disease and Please see Fair Page 6

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian September 1, 2012 burden costing the government millions ic Non-Communicable Diseases Clinic Central Abaco Fair From Page 5 so they plan to update their records on those with chronic diseases and encourage them to increase their physical activity and ties like health screenings; health educa activities; backyard gardening demonstra Bain-Cambridge also appealed to the culinary community to spark their inter persons who have experience with event planning and coordination to lend a hand in organizing the event. More assistance is ing; event promotions and marketing; in The next meeting has been scheduled Town Burial Society. close to 4 years. there are twenty government agencies that will be housed at the complex. tor General; Local Government Council; rine Resources; Labour Department; Min Housing; Bahamas Mortgage Corporation; Department. agencies had relocated with more tenants erything had been completed. All that was phone numbers and extensions along with will also be placed at each department to the complex. 24-hour security service at the Abaco Govtrate Court is addressing how policing will Government departments relocate to administrative complex into their various departments. son will determine when the grand open ing ceremony will be held. of phone and internet service along with posting of signage. White Sound, Elbow CayFULL SERVICE MARINA WATERFRONT VILLAS For local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.comBahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun.Enjoy a delicious dinner with usSea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Happy Hour Daily 5 pm 6 pmOpen Year RoundCome lounge at The Helm, our indoor barBoat House Restaurant OFFERING SPECIAL MARINA RATES$500 a month for vessels 50 feet or more $300 a month for vessels under 50 feetSpecial effective from August 2012 to February 28, 2013

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Septermber 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 For Reservations: Bahamas 242.365.8500 USA/Canada 800.284.0382 www.BahamaBeachClub.com Spacious 2, 3, 4 & 5 bedroom rentals Voted: Best Beach in the Caribbean Two resort restaurants oceanfront dining Two fresh water pools and Jacuzzis Nearby 18 hole Golf course and 150 slip marina Free WiFi & long distance calls to the USA & Canada real luxury. real bahamas.A BEACHFRONT VILLA... FOR THE PRICE OF A HOTEL ROOM! Central Abaco took up post on Abaco again on July 18 during a Changing-Over Ceremony with phas Cooper. hams public service career began at the age school on Long Cay. He contributed education in The Bahamas as a principal ing three years. as an administrator. Administrator Cunningham has curAndros and Grand Bahama. years ago as the administrator in South two month span. He expressed that returning to Abaco was like coming back home based on the He is excited to see what Central Abaco As a direct link between the governensure that all government policies are Administrator Preston Cunningham returns to Abaco carried out its interests are protected while he reminds people are supposed to be doing. Although he admitted that there have been some challenges and adverse condi the new government administrative com plex. is also a licensed Baptist Minister. He has been married to Margaretta Cunningham three children.Man stabbed at club in Haitian community in The Mud on August 9. The incident approached the suspect about money that the victim was stabbed in the chest the stab just narrowly missing his heart. The victim was later taken to the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic where he received medical assistance and was lat this matter. cently posted in Eleuthera.I will work with the people for the good of the landAuskell Womens Fitness Centre holds open houseBy Jennifer Hudson opened its doors on August 17. The open already standing outside the doors waiting as many people signed up anxious to get a health check at which their weight and blood pressure were recorded. These will be monitored at regular intervals during up during the open house received a spe Please see Fitness Page 10

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian September 1, 2012 From the Editor's Desk // Progress The Abaconian Bradley M. Albury Editor-in-Chief AB 20213 Marsh Harbour Abaco, The BahamasLogo Photo Credit: Tuppy Weatherford Reporters/Freelance Contributors: Canishka Alexander, Samantha Evans, Jennifer Hudson, Timothy Roberts, Mirella Santillo, Rashida Murray, Lee Pinderen Phone 242-367-3200 FAX 242-367-3677 AbaconianNews@gmail.com Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9 Abacos most complete newspaper.2022 Aero Circle New Smyrna Beach FL. 321687,500 copies Published twice monthlyFree at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rates: $20.00 Abaco $25 other Bahamas (One Year) $45.00 USA $65 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Order The Abaconian TodayJUNE 2012Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail or Tel # 24 issues US$ or B$ Above subscription is a gift from: $45 USA via 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas via surface $20 to Abaco US$65 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: 2022 Aero Circle, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32168 or: P.O. Box AB 20213, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below Why subscribe?The Abaconian will keep you informed on issues such as: Master Card VisaWE NOW EXCEPT MASTER CARD/VISA Weekends that end in the mur rob banks and late night kidnappings you. Gregory Bain. The tragedy is not be where it is centered but it is a deep community. Abaco is around seventy ditions and history. This island has a tapestry that we and our ancestors have stitched together over the many years. So when someone pulls at our tap estry it doesnt just tear at the source. We all come a little unraveled. murder takes place in our small com munity. But one so senseless as this will get worse. We cannot accept this new prog levels. with us reaching out to our neighbors to the north and the south and right people are the glue that is supposed to hold our society together. We need to remember to stick with each other or own homes and businesses. Thats not the reality weve grown up on and its certainly not the reality weve prom nothing but optimistic that we can re thinking it will be easy and overnight. We certainly did not get in this posi tion overnight. ment to remember Charles Maynard. unremembered by those he helped. ences that matter look to his accom to Mr. Bain dont hesitate to reach out to them. Lets remind each other that we are a community. Know of news happening? Want to get your story out? Give us a ring at 242-367-3200 Or email us at AbaconianNews@gmail.com And be sure to visit www.TheAbaconian.com to view and comment on stories as well as read old issues.

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Septermber 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 The Wrecks at Lynyard CayDear Editor; Michael about three years to obtain perwas the only one to ever get a salvage per 1992 Michaels other sister was sitting by also overheard them say that Election Day into Nassau because no one was paying attention to what is going on at the airport. These men did not know that the lady was Michael Malones sister. When she arrived in Nassau my sis ter called me telling me to call Michaels lawyer and tell him the scheme that was up Nassau. The lawyer said he would look Michael Malone was near the courthouse and was told by the lawyer that he had not tion his sister had given him that day. Michael came to my house to report what his lawyer had said and we realized that the lawyer did nothing because the men were Masons like him and also he did not want anything to spoil his chances on Michael had a lawyer who was disloyal celebrating the 1992 election and asked dylike words and also told the lawyer that salvaging crew sailed into Marsh Harbour. They had been allowed to come and all the papers were in order but since the signing was sent back to the United States using the excuse that he had to return because his son had committed a misdemeanor and could not salvage in The Bahamas. During this time Johnson had three Letters to the Editor establishment he threw the cannons back in the water. He was made to go and show chael retrieved the cannons and got per continued to salvage until the government put a moratorium on it but other people on a cruise ship to take the baby carron back on the cruise ship without it. Michael went to see his lawyer and was told that he million was his and that he also needed to Michael had a heart attack and died imme could not take it. To anyone that helped Michael make much and to those who put a stumbling and mother loved Michael. this wreck with the word Vasco on it along with cannons and ballast bricks.Poll ResultsThe Abaconian hosts polls on our website www.TheAbaconian.com speculative uses only.This weeks topic: With the referendum coming on gambling in The Bahamas, what would you vote? Be sure to check the website often for more polls and other content. Have a letter for the editor? Write to BradleyAlbury@ gmail.com or The Abaconian AB 20213 Marsh Harbour, Abaco The Bahamas

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian September 1, 2012 plus other giveaways including pens and because she knows that people need to be ease in the Bahamas which needs address instructors. We want to motivate people to program in September. Ms. Collie stressed needing therapy but therapy patients must lowed. and motivating atmosphere where people goals. Central Abaco Fitness From Page 7 KDSE KGE utilizes hydraulic resistance machines that ment in the gym amongst those who signed up that day. Several ladies were enjoying trying out the new machines when Churton ed an impromptu aerobics session which people enjoyed joining in and got a good workout. Sophie Smith-Bootle and Sharona every day both in the morning and in the evening. best ideas to come to Abaco in a long time. that this exercise will give me the energy Smith-Bootle was not shy in publicly stat she enthused. Both ladies plan to challenge lot easier exercising in a gym with other Lennie Etienne has been preaching recent This spurred them on even more to take his advice and become healthy. Angie Collie was excited to anthe new Auskell Medical Centre on Don emption status has just been approved by the United States so that any US citizens dra Watson US representatives. Ms. Col lie stated that she hopes soon to start tea to seek donations.Tornado spotted in Central Pines last month ing across the street to where they were located. heard the tornado run across the canopy garbage bin and throwing it. Trash was spewed all over the parking and pump sta tion area. The only remaining telltale sign the tornado made a harried escape. ing the time the tornado passed through the minor damages with no major injuries to down on August 14.Visitwww.TheAbaconian.comfor this and other stories.

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Septermber 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 Appliances PlumbingMarine ProductsPaintsFencingHardware Tools&Building SuppliesElectrical SuppliesLumber PH: (242) 367-2170 Don Mac Kay Blvd., M arsh H ar bour Abaco For Your Patronage!FULL RANGE OFHUR RICA NE SH UTT ERSw h T We have t he supplies y ou need t o k eep y our home safe!CRA WFISHI NG SEA SON I S HERE &WE H AVE A LL TH E GE AR Y OU NE ED! r Diving Gear Y ou Can De pend On!KEEP YOUR CRAWFISH CHILLED IN A GE CHEST FREEZERr EXCLUSIVE GE DEALER Full Warranty & ServiceRELIABLE POWERAt Home or on The Job Site W Thank You Rolla-way and Aluminum P anelsALL YOU NEE D UNDE R ONE ROOF Its SummertimeGRILL OUT! Abaco Cancer Society donates tickets and organizes screenings By Jennifer Hudson being with airline tickets to treatment des Central Abaco bour and Coopers Town Government Clin donated their time. These clinics have been on September 8 at both the Marsh Harbour Clinic and the Coopers Town Clinic. mammograms have been sponsored by the Abaco Cancer Society at the Auskell Medical Clinic. Women wishing to avail about a dozen women have been screened the same criteria were transported by char mammograms at Doctors Hospital. much-needed items and treasures at excel lent prices. the week. events held by private and corporate citi persons who have passed. 3744; e-mail abacocancersociety@gmail. com; visit www.abacocancersociety.com; North Abaco at Sand Banks extinguished other homes. He said it was also a good thing that the home was not very close to other homes. Like The Abaconian on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for breaking news updates.

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Page 12 Section A The Abaconian September 1, 2012 Restaurant open seven days a week!

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian September 1, 2012 tian nationals were caught at Hole in The South Abaco ternational Airport to transport them to the Detention Center in Nassau. Illegal immigrants caught at Hole in the Wall grants. regarding a vessel headed toward Bakers Creek with Haitian nationals aboard. They soon observed a white sailboat pullnorth toward the Guana Cay Channel. ered. There were ten males and six more persons who would have seen this boat go ing into the Bakers Creek area is that the boat was smoking at the time and appeared persons either in the bush areas or whove already been picked up. August 8 arriving on Abaco at 7 a.m. that morning. Their search also uncovered bags migrants. the investigation. No charges have been brought against them at this time. Remember to buckle up. Saving your life is worth the inconvenience.

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Septermber 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 en-GBDr. Rashida Brown-Clarke; en-GB Psychiatryen-GB Please call for dateen-GB Dr. Charles Diggis:en-GB General Surgery/Lap Band Surgeryen-GB Please call for datesen-GB Dr. Arthur Clarke: en-GB General Surgery & Urologyen-GB Sept 1sten-GB Dr. Carnille Farquharson;en-GB Family Medicineen-GB Sept 5th, 12th, 19th & 26then-GB Dr. Winston Forbes;en-GB Cardiology/Internal Medicineen-GB Sept 12then-GB Dr. F. Bartlett; en-GBPediatricsen-GB Sept 15th, 29th & 30then-GB Dr. Lucio Pedro; en-GB Obstetrics/Gynecologyen-GB Please call for datesen-GB Dr. Timothy Williams,en-GB General Practiceen-GB Please call for datesen-GB Dr. N. Akazie, en-GBSept 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th en-GB Dr. Marc Binard,en-GB General Practiceen-GB Sept 5th to 11then-GB Dr. George Charit;en-GB General Practice, Wound Care en-GB & Hyperbaric Medicine, Daily Dr. George Charit en-GBMEDICAL DIRECTOR en-GBIntegrated Medical Centeren-GBis pleased to announce the scheduleen-GB of Clinics for June 2012 Walk in Welcome Same D ay Appointments No Long Waits N o referrals needed en-GBThe place where complete healing beginsen-GBen-GB e-mail: imcabaco@gmail.com en-GBSLEEP APNEA TESTING NOW AVAILABLE &en-GB STAT IN-HOUSE BLOOD RESULTS en-GBTO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT CALL OUR FRIENDLY STAFFen-GB Abaco records third murder knew was shot while at a motel nearby. immediately departed en route to the scene tody that is believed to be involved in this may be able to assist the investigation. A they went to a motel where it is believed a party was happening. believe they were attending a party and South Abaco something went wrong when the shooting that Women were there but we cannot other circumstances at this time. Were still trying to probe it to understand exactly what happened. Mr. Curry said police suspect the shooter and the men who were with him Hole in the Wall Committee discusses road dangers The Hole in the Wall Restoration the lights in the lantern room as well as the located around and under the road to the were brought up also. cording secretary was Mirella Santillo. pressed her intention to have a clean-up done in late October. She would like to see the sea grapes along the walkway to the shore trimmed back to make the path more accessible. She asked Maxwell Johnson Bain that the mercury had been completely removed and suggested that the Rangers end trip. The cave system running underground beneath the access roads to the lighthouse operators. Vehicles reversing on the narintersection. danger and perhaps place warning signs on ings was again brought up. All agreed that a conceptual plan should be done in order Museums Corporation would probably be the year to give ideas on how to restore the period they were built. A plan drawn by clean-up day with the Rangers. ory Bain.

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian September 1, 2012 Minister for Investments inspects Abaco developments Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas VHF 16www.seahorseboatrentals.comComplimentary Pick Up & Delivery Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and oors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web site:abacomarbleandgranite.com Honesty and Quality You Can Count OnBrandon Thompson242-357-6532Dock ConstructionResidential and Commercial Customized to suit your lifestyleBoat LiftsSales and Service Quality boat lift dealer for 10 yearsAnd Much More...Offering unsurpassed attention to detail with almost two decades of hands on experienceContact us today! www.lbtmarine.com bthompson@lbtmarine.com Cell: 242-357-6532 Ph/Fax: 242-367-2704 Business portunities that are currently available on Abaco. He began his tour with Bakers Ocean Club to see how their project has progressed over the years and to see what opportunities are available there. Min. Rolle said. They are on schedule to and it indicates that there is activity going people are still spending money. His next visit was to Treasure Sands There is presently a proposal to the govern Were very excited about these types developers and see how best [the] govern ment can position themselves to support there is activity going on and that cult economy, people are still spending money. 24 in hopes to better understand the par island when he returns in two weeks. der worked with the Abaco Chamber to get a small preliminary visit to hear the issues that pertain to mancan better plan a comprehen sive trip. Well bring a technical delegation said. here in Abaco. Minister prepares to address Abacos manufacturers timately succeed. doing that island by island and to really He noted that the prior administration to be a perpetual exemption it would He said the amendment has already and the Senate and is now going through The Bahamas will begin to see their duty want to be a bureaucratic institution that just processes licenses but we want to be able to understand our clientele and understand what we can do to help them out. said. we are hopeful that in the next few weeks, manu facturers in Abaco and The Bahamas will begin to see their duty concessions restored

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian September 1, 2012 Further Business South Abaco Farmers Association meets in August Chairman Leslie Thompson invited to introduce themselves and state the reasaid that it was the groups intention to give back to the community by trying to Garden. The idea was well received by all present and the Horticultural Society mem bers were given some advice on how to who made recommendations on what to onions or bananas. He instructed them on weevils he suggested making a trap with oil that will attract the males and destroy them. ticides one trick is to dip the banana corms how to multiply bananas suckers. ions to plant. A short day species is rec lock on the market. But he parted with the Etienne reminded the audience about the the other matters on the agenda were de and plants that do well together. There was liage. green houses. The presenters recommended that the Edwards Evergreen Lawn Services Deon Edwards is an experienced started in Nassau in 1992 with his brothers then they decided to start a security busiback on track with the landscaping busi ness which was doing well. He explained viewing lawns in the United States and how well homeowners keep their yards well-manicured. ily have moved to Abaco and have settled Lawn Services. He started his business on August 1 in Marsh Harbour with business and property management. plans to get into gardening. According to ergreen Lawn Services is Guaranteed to save you money and keep your lawn looking good. clients to know that once they are hired to work at a residential or commercial property that they will pamper their yard and prepared packages which will enable ev ery home and business owner to keep their property looking pristine. which includes two visits during the month. the second visit they will mow the lawn. Entrepreneur Watch Entrepreneur Watch The Abaconian publishes because we believe in supporting entrepreneurs and community business. setting out in their business please contact us at abaconiannews@gmail. would like to sponsor the Entrepreneur as well. the industry is doing. Ms. Estevez thought

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Septermber 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 Fishermen face reduced are in slightly less number than last year. Fredericks Agency Ltd.Customs BrokersCustoms Brokerage Services Air and Sea Import and Export Entries Serving all vessels from foreign portsQueen Elizabeth Drive Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email: abacocustoms@batelnet.bs Enjoy great dining at Anglers Restaurantor casual fare at our famous pool bar both at the waters edge in Marsh Harbour Karaoke Tuesday night by the Pool Bar starting at 8 pm. Rake n Scrape Dance with Brown Tip every Friday night starting at 8:30 pm. Calypso Night Clint Sawyer LIVE every Saturday night at 8:30 pm. Stephen Colebrook Enjoy Stephens versatile piano music and vocals Wednesday through Sunday.Contact us at 367-2158www.AbacoBeachResort.com Further Business the season was pretty average. The weath arrests could be made. pounds a day. The ones who did not have when the water cools down the season will pick up done around Little Abaco within twelve to journey to broadcastOn July 2 two new radio stations nels which are being broadcast on Abaco. local content and advertising opportunities Hope Town. and my application was not a matter on na tional importance. decided that a station in Nassau should be there seemed more sound. Abaco would be next. station soon became popular with Nassau listeners and businesses recognized the Marsh Harbour. talent was readily available. On the other clean slate. Malone. Supporting services such as elec laid in underground conduits. The data tion in Nassau. Back-up emergency power had to be installed. large crane provided by Mr. Steve Albury in short order. The transmitters and antenna were in stations were on the air. along the road to our ultimate goal which is where we can originate local program ming. That will come in due course. Mr. Malone and those involved rehave a salesperson who can be contacted at Please see Page 21

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian September 1, 2012 Crime ReportHousebreaking. (U.I.) person/s broke into a into her motel and Murder. (One person taken into to custody.) aco contacted Sergeant 381 Darville at the shot while at a local Motel located Sandy Update. male in this incident later succumbed to his injuries that morning while at the Sandy have taken one person into custody who is believed to be involved in this matter. A Causing Damages. (U.I.) the rear southern bathroom window to her Shopbreaking and Stealing. (U.I.) unknown person/s broke and entered her The culprit/s gained entry through a rear bathroom window and stole an assortment Causing Damages. (U.I.) was parked at the Union Jack Dock located nothing appears to be stolen. Stealing from a vehicle served several black males breaking into his white 1997 Oldsmobile car while same Housebreaking. (U.I.) broke into her residence located Dundas Causing Damages. (U.I.) unknown person/s broke the glass door to a Causing Damages & Stealing. (Suspect arrested.) tion reported that some unknown person/s broke several glass windows to a residence the incident. was able to arrest two brothers age 12 ence to this matter. They admitted to steal Stealing from a vehicle. (U.I.) that some unknown person/s broke the rear The same was parked at the Union Jack Shopbreaking and Stealing. (U.I.) and reported that some unknown person/s ately to the scene where they observed the stolen. Threats of Death. (Suspect arrested.) cousin threaten to kill him putting him in Suspect Arrested Dundas Town.Housebreaking. (Suspect being sought.) served a young man known to running residence through a rear kitchen door and searched but nothing appears to be miss tinues. Remember to always be vigilant and report suspicious activity to the police.

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Septermber 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 ROCK imported & local SAND imported & local 8 CONCRETE BLOCKS 50LBS BAGS ROCK & SAND Abacos cornerstone to constructionVisit our modern facility on the Murphy Town Water Front beside Parkers Landing Attempted bank robbery in Marsh Harbour in Abaco report that two men abducted a ed to rob a local bank in Marsh Harbour on was robbed by two masked gunmen at his Monday evening. He was then reportedly abducted by the two gunmen who proceeded to another home where another bank employee was also abducted. They were then carried to banker to enter the establishment. Upon entry the alarm sounded and Mr. Curry said the two men have inches tall and spoke in both English and gation into this matter. Central Abaco as Bimini he did not catch as much as in mented. The largest amount brought back He too attributes the low number to ter and hopes than when the weather cools Further Business tributing factors. From Page 19

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian September 1, 2012 en-GBArea Code 242 unless listed otherwiseen-GB en-GB Island-wide Abaco Listingsen-GBAbaco Cottage + 114 hse 366-0576en-GB en-GBAbaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529en-GBCherokee Lee Pinder + 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075 en-GBGrand Cay Rosies Place 352-5458 en-GBGreen Turtle Cay Barefoot Homes 14 hse 577-4092 Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4247 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island Properties + 34 hse 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties + 34 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 en-GBGuana Cay Dive Guana + 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Guana Sunset Beach 13 units 365-5133 Ocean Frontier 6 cott 519-389-4846 Wards Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth Sands + 9 hse 365-5140 en-GBHope Town Abaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Crystal Villas 5 villas 321-452-0164 Elbow Cay Prop + 53 hse 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways + 63 hse 366-0224 Hope Town Inn 6 rm 4 Villas 366-0003 Hope T Villas + 3 hse 366-0266 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages + 4 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 6 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key + 43 hse 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557 en-GBHotels and House Rental Agentsen-GBLubbers Quarters Sea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121 en-GBMan-O-War Island Home Rentals + 2 hse 365-6048 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072 Waterway Rentals + 14 hse 365-6143 en-GBMarsh Harbour area Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719 Abaco Towns 16 apts 367-0148 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 Living Easy + 16 hse 367-2202 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Regattas 32 apts 577-6764 HG Christie + 11 hse 367-4151 en-GBSandy Point Oeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort 14 rm 366-4119 en-GBSpanish Cay Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083 en-GBTreasure Cay Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 5 units 877-786-8455 Treasure Cay Resort + 95 rms 365-8801 Marks Bungalows 4 units 365-8506 Abaco Estate Services + 365-8752 Island Dreams Rental + 357-6576 en-GBTurtle Rock Villas at Palmetto Beach 3 villas 262-820-1900 en-GB en-GBWood Cay Tangelo Hotel 14 rm 1 villa 365-2222 en-GBWeb Sites with Abaco Informationen-GB en-GB http://www.abaconian.comen-GB http://www.abacoinet.comen-GB http.//www.abacoinfo.comen-GB http.//www.abacocottage.comen-GB + agents with multiple cottages and housesen-GB http://www.abacos.comen-GB http://www.oii.neten-GB http://www.bahamas.comen-GBRev. March 2012

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Septermber 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive Shops Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour . ..................... 367-2963 Above & Below, Marsh Harbour . ................................. 367-0350 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour . .............................. 367-2787 Dive Time, Man-O-War................................................365-6235 Froggies, Hope Town . ................................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay . ...................................... 365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay . ....................................... 365-4411 Dive Guana . ................................................................ 365-5178Man-O-War Dive Shop . ................................................365-6013 Cars & Cart Rentals Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals . ............................................. 367-2655 Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals . .............................. 367-1035 B & B Boat Rentals . ........................................... 367-7368 Bargain Car Rentals . .......................................... 367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals . ................................... 367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals . ....................................... 367-5570 Cruise Abaco. . .................................................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) . ...................... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals . ...................................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars . .................. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals .......................................... 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals . .................................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ......................................... 367-4887 The Moorings Boat Rentals . ............................. .367-4000 Green Turtle Cay Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental . .................. 365-4411 C & D Cart Rental . ............................................. 365-4084 Cruising Cart Rentals . ........................................ 365-4065 D & P Cart Rental . ............................................. 365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals . ....................................... 365-4119 Kool Karts . ........................................................ 365-4176 Reef Boat Rentals . ............................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes . ...................................... 365-4147 T & A Cart Rentals . ............................................ 375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals . ............................... 365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes . ................................. 365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals . ..................................... 354-5175 Lubbers Quarters Cruise Abaco . ............................................. 321-220-8796 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals .................................. 365-6502 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals . ................................. 365-6024 Waterways Boat Rental . ................ 357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Cats Paw Boat Rentals . ..................................... 366-0380 Elbow Cay Cart . ................................................. 366-0530 Hope Town Cart Rentals . .................................. 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals . .......................................... 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals .............................. 366-0282 J Rs Cart Rental . ................................................ 366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals . .................................... 366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals . ............................................ 366-0069 Treasure Cay Adventure on Prozac Kayak . ............................ 365-8749 Blue Marlin Rentals. . ......................................... 365-8687 Cashs Carts . ...................................................... 365-8771 Cornish Car Rentals . .......................................... 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals . ............................................... 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals . ........................................... 365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks . ............................. 365-8749 Bonefish Guides Visitors Guide Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Marsh Harbour Abaco Pizza. . ................................ $ . .................. 367-4488 Anglers . ................................... $$$ . .................. 367-2158 Blue Marlin . ................................. $ . .................. 367-2002 Curly Tails . ............................... $$$ . .................. 367-4444 Ginos . .......................................... $ . .................. 367-7272 Golden Grouper . ........................ $ . .................. 367-2301 Island Family Rest . ....................... $ . .................. 367-3778 Java Coee House . ....................... $ . .................. 367-5523 Jamies Place . ............................. ..$ . .................. 367-2880 Jib Room . .................................. $$ . .................. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken . ............... $ . .................. 367-2615 Mangoes . ................................. $$$ . .................. 367-2366 Pops Place + . .............................. $ . .................. 367-3796 Snack Shack + . ............................ $ . .................. 367-4005 Snappas . .................................... $$ . .................. 367-2278 Wallys . .................................... $$$ . .................. 367-2074 Hope Town Abaco Inn . .............................. $$$ . .................. 366-0133 Capn Jacks . ................................ $$ . .................. 366-0247 Harbours Edge . ......................... $$ . .................. 366-0087 H T Coee House (B & L) . .............. $ . ................. .366-0760 H T Harbour Lodge . .................. $$$ . .................. 366-0095 Munchies . .................................... $ . .................. 366-0423 OnDa Beach . .............................. $$ . .................. 366-0558 Sea Spray . ............................... $$ . .................. 366-0065 Sugar Shack + . ............................ $ . .................. 366-0788 Little Harbour Petes Pub . .................................. $$ . .................. 366-3503 Lubbers Quarter Cracker Ps . ................................. $$ . .................. 366-3139 Man-O-War Bradleys on the Harbour . ............. $ . .................. 365-6380 Dockn Dine . ................................. $ . .................. 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar . ................ $ . .................. 365-6501 Guana Cay Bakers Bay Market Place . ...... $$$ . .................. 612-1021 Grabbers . ................................... $$ . .................. 365-5133 Nippers ..................................... $$ . ................. 365-5143 Orchid Bay . ............................... $$$ . .................. 365-5175 Treasure Cay Coco Beach Bar & Grill. . ................ $ . .................. 365-8470 Florences Cafe . ............................. $ . ................. .365-8354 Spinnaker Restaurant . ............. $$$ . .................. 365-8469 Touch of Class . ........................ $$$ . .................. 365-8195 Treasure Sands Club . ................ $$$ . ................. .365-9385 Green Turtle Cay Blu House . ............................. $$$ . .................. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro . ...................... $$ . .................. 365-4200 Green Turtle Club . .................... $$$ . .................. 365-4271 Harveys Island Grill . ................... $$ . .................. 365-4389 McIntoshs Restaurant . .............. $$ . .................. 365-4625 Miss Emilys Restaurant . ............. $$ . .................. 365-4181 New Plymouth Inn . .................... $$ . .................. 365-4161 Pineapple Restaurant Bar & Grill . $$ . ................. 365-4039 Plymouth Rock Cafe . .................. $$ . .................. 365-4234 Shorties Take-a-way...................$$..................365-4342 Sundowners . .............................. $$ . .................. 365-4060 Sandy Point Nancys ...................................... $$ . .................. 366-4120Everyone reads The Abaconian Emergency Services B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667 Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Man-O-War 365-4019 Treasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9111 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 T reasure Cay 365-8749 Medical Services Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour . ...................... 367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic . ................................ 367-0020 Integrated Medical Center . .......................................... 367-1304 Emergency . ............................................... 458-1234 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre . ................................... 367-0049 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour . ............................ 367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay . ..................................... .... 365-8288 Government Clinic Coopers Town . .............................. 365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay . ........................... 365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town . ................................... 366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point . .................................. 366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town . ...................................... 365-2172 Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Green Turtle Cay Blu House ....................... 45 . ......... F . ......... 365-4200 Green Turtle Club . .............. 32 . ......... F . ......... 365-4271 Black Sound Marina . .......... 15 . ..................... 365-4531 Other Shore Club . ............... 12 . ......... F . ......... 365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service ........... 10 . ......... F . ......... 365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina . ........ 150 . ......... F . ......... 365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina . .......... 26 . ......... F . ......... 365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina . ...... 183 . ......... F . ......... 367-2158 Conch Inn . .......................... 75 . ......... F . ......... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina . ........ 36 . ......... F . ......... 367-2182 Mangoes Marina . ............... 29 . ..................... 367-4255 Marsh Harbour Marina . ...... 52 . ......... F . ......... 367 2700 Hope Town Hope Town Marina . ............ 16 . ..................... 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways . ................................ 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina . .............. 6 . ......... F . ......... 366-0154 Sea Spray . .......................... 60 . ......... F . ......... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina . ........... 75 . ......... F . ......... 365-0083 Guana Cay Bakers Bay Marina . .......... 158 . ......... F . ......... 365-5802 Guana Hide-aways . ............ 37 . ..................... 577-0003 Orchid Bay . ......................... 64 . ........ F . ......... 365-5175Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Tours & Excursions Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental . ....................... 475-9616 . ................ 367-2936 . ......................... 367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure . ............................... 577-0004 . ..................... 367-0350 Adventure on Prozac T Cay . ............................ 365-8749 . ...................... 365-4411 C & C Charters Treasure Cay . ........................... 365-8506 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour . .................... 367-2787 . ............. 366-0024 Airlines Serving Abaco Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is . ........................... 367-2266 Air Gate Aviation Daytona/New Smyrna . ........................... 367-3636 American Eagle Miami . ..................................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud . ............................ 367-2095 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach . .............................................. 367-3415 Craig Air Center North Florida . ........................................... 367-3522 IBC Airways Ft.Lauderdale, W Palm Beach . ......................... 367-1336 Locair Fort Lauderdale . ......................................... .... 1-800-205-0730 Regional Freeport ............................................................... 367-0446 Sky Bahamas Nassau/Ft. Lauderdale . ................................. 367-0996 Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale . ..................................... 367-0140 Western Air Nassau . ......................................... .................. 367-3722 Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale . ............................................. 367-0032 Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida Abaco Air . .............................................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters . ........................................................ 367-3450 Taxi Cab Fares one or two passengers Extra $3 for each passengers above two ective Dec 08Clinic, Downtown, Stop Light, . ........................................................ $10 Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry . ........................................ $15 Spring City . ........................................................................................ $15 Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch . ............................. $15 Murphy Town & Great. Cistern .......................................................... $20 Snake Cay . ........................................................................................ $35 Casuarina Point ................................................................................. $60 Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour . ............................................. $80 Bahama Palm Shore . ......................................... ................................ $90 Crossing Rocks . ................................................................................ $105 Sandy Point . ................................................................................... $150 Leisure Lee . ....................................................................................... $50 Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry . ................................................... $80 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $85 Fox Town . ........................................................................................ $165 Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel . ................................................. $ 10 Nat. Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr. Cistern . .......................................... $10 Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea. Eective Dec 08Green Turtle Cay ferry dock . ......................................... ...................... $10 Madeira Park . .................................................................................... $20 Sand Banks . ...................................................................................... $25 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $30 Leisure Lee . ....................................................................................... $45 Black Wood . ...................................................................................... $20 Fire Road & Coopers Town . ............................................................... $40 Cedar Harbour . ................................................................................. $60 Wood Cay . ......................................................................................... $70 Mount Hope . .................................................................................... $80 Fox Town . .......................................................................................... $85 Crown Haven . ................................................................................... $90 Marsh Harbour airport . ..................................................................... $80 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport . .............................................. $80 Treasure Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour . ................................................ $85 Treasure Cay Hotel to Green Turtle Ferry . ........................................... $25 Treasure Cay Hotel to Blue Hole . ........................................................ $30 Attractions Albert Lowe Museum . ................................ Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits . .. Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden . .................... Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum . ................. Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station . .................................... Hope Town Swim Mermaid Reef o Marsh Harbour . ........ Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole . ........... Treasure Cay farm road Art studio & working foundry . ...................... Little Harbour Working boatyards . ..................................... Man-O-War cayPocket Beaches Miles of beach (most exposed to ocean) Items of interest Bring errors & revisions to our attention Revised March 9 12 All phones use area code 242 unless notedwww.theabaconian.comAlburys Ferry Service Marsh H.>Guana Cay/Scotland cay From Conch Inn advised to contact the oce for the changes. Green Turtle Ferry Note: 4:30 pm trip to GTC not on Sundays ** Note: 4:30 pm trip will be made from New Plymouth onlyAbaco Adventures Pinders Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama 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* Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 30 minutes Tourisms 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 Tourisms Doranell Swain at 367-3067 dswain@bahamas.comMarsh Harbour . 375-8068 . 477-5996 . 367-0367 . 375-8550 . 366-2163 . 367-3526 . 367-3577 . 367-3941 North Abaco . 477-5037 . 365-0120 . 365-0024 . 365-2405 Sandy Point . 366-4323 . 366-4107 . 366-4249 . 366-4486 Treasure Cay . 559-9117 Casaurina Point . 366-3058 Cherokee . 366-2107 . 366-2115 . 366-2284 . 366-2177 Crossing Rocks . 366-3259 Green Turtle Cay . 365-4261 . 365-4070 Hope Town . 366-0234 . 366-3141 Man-O-War . 365-6502 Charter Boats . 366-0101 . 366-0266 . 366-0245 . 366-3143 . . 365-5140

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Septermber 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 Thomas "Machine Gun" Kelly nicknamed for his "heated" fast pitches throwing the ball against a Destroyers player during their game on August 10. For this and other sports stories see page 8. By Canishka Alexander The Honourable Jerome Fitzgerald, Minister of Education, Science and Tech nology, said that when they visited Abaco a few weeks ago they were concerned about some structural issues at Abaco Central High School, and he wanted to ensure that they were addressed. During his return on August 23, there were one or two remaining issues, however, Min. Fitzgerald said they ex pected to start painting the school by that weekend to ensure that it was spruced up and ready for the students when they came back to school. Throughout the repair season, Dis trict Superintendent Dr. Lenora Black said they were particularly pleased be cause of the partnerships with persons in the community who have gone over and beyond their scope of work to include ad ditional items in the repairs. Additionally, they have established a partnership with the Dept. of Social Services and the Magistrates Court for students who would have been given com munity services for minor offences. Those persons are going to assist us to school namely the painting and the yard Min. of Education revisits schools to examine repairs Please see Fitzgerald Page 2 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 17 SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2012On August 23, Min. Fitzgerald toured Abaco to view repairs and improvements to different schools across the island. Due to partner ships within the community, according to District Superintendant Dr. Lenora Black, work has been completed at an accelerated pace. Above: Min. Fitzgerald and others inspect an Abaco school.

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian September 1, 2012 cleaning, Dr. Black said. Theyre de lighted to serve in that way, and so were pleased about that. She had a special message for par ents for the upcoming aca demic school year. We want par ents to know that the ex tent to which our schools are success ful speaks di rectly to the extent of their involvement in the lives of our children, so we invite them right at the very outset to become ac tively involved in the life of the school, she expressed. Further, we also want them to wholeheartedly embrace our one goal that being the pursuit of excellence for each student in each classroom in each school. To the 184 teachers who have been employed for this year, the excitement that she felt from them the following day encouraged her to look forward to seeing groundbreaking results. School and Youth News Fitzgerald From Page 1 Coming to the Abaco district is a group of young individuals who are pas sionately concerned for the success of this at the classroom level, so Im excited as to what this new year will hold for educa tion. Meanwhile, Belinda Wilson, presi dent of the Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT), was pleased about Min. Fitzger alds proactive approach in coming to school. Recently between 2005 and 2010, we did a lot of sit-ins for the state of the We want parents to know that the extent to which our schools are successful speaks directly to the extent of their involvement in the lives of our children forever for the building to be built, so were happy that the staff room is there along with the administrative block, she recalled. Theyve done the repairs that were quite aware of because there were spallings coming from this building and cracks in the columns, so were glad that those repairs are done. Final remarks were made by Charles Wildgoose, president of Bahamas Educa tors Managerial Union (BEMU), who was joined by Ishmael Smith, a union execu tive. Speaking to administrators who are BEMU members, he said that after their last meeting they have been working dili gently on their behalf. I know that you will continue to make Abaco Central a school of great example and promise, Mr. Wildgoose encouraged. To all the parents and the students of Abaco and of this school, we encourage you to take advantage of the opportunities that will be presented to this school because together we as Bahamians will do well. The remainder of the visit took place in North Abaco where Min. Fitzgerald visited Coopers Town Primary, S.C. Bootle High School, and Treasure Cay Primary. Above: Dr. Black, left, touring the school with Min. Fitzgerald, right, and inspecting repairs to the infrastructure.Want more business?Advertise with The Abaconian. Call 367-3200 or email AbaconianNews@gmail.com

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian September 1, 2012 School and Youth News By Mirella Santillo Two young AbaconiansKevin Al tidor and Kingley Cajustewho went to junior college on a basketball scholarship three years ago, have managed to keep their academic and sports performance to earn another scholarship to continue their studies in the United States. Kevin Altidor has returned to Roane State Community College, in Harriman, Tennessee at the beginning of August to pursue his studies in science, sports and Kingsley Cajuste, who had graduated from Sunland Baptiste School in Freeport has been attending Truett McConnell College in Georgia, where he returned at the end of July. He is studying business man agement. Basketball scholarships keep two in collegeAbove: left is Kevin Altidor, on the right Kingsley Cajuste with "Stretch Morley who was their coach at the time. These two young Abaconians worked hard to keep their athletic and academic performance high enough to continue with a scholarship.Dr. Chervon MackeyMorley appointed as the Coordinator of College of The Bahamas for AbacoAbove: Dr. Chervon Mackey-Morley who is now the coordinator on Abaco for COB. There will be an open house some time in September regarding the new pro grams that will be rolled out in the coming months. By Mirella Santillo Dr. Chervon Mackey-Morley has been appointed new Coordinator for Abaco for the College of The Bahamas. Her work will consist of implementing new programs on the island to help high school students prepare for attending COB after graduat ing and offering continuing education for interested adults in a variety of topics. Dr. Mackey-Morley explained that she will be trying to implement college preparation for eleventh and twelfth graders who wants to attend the College of The Bahamas. The requirement to be accepted cluding Mathematics and English. If students are in doubt whether they will pass ommends that they take the preparation courses. Academic upgrading courses for adults will also be offered on Abaco, in cluding Mathematics and English. Another program for Abaco, called CEESCenter for Continuing Education and Extension Servicewill offer continu ing education including professional devel in various curricula. Some of the subjects are of technical nature such as plumbing or electrical, others are academic: people could become a licensed teacher or learn a new language to mention only a few of a series of topics. Dr. Mackey-Morley is planning to hold an open house at the beginning of September to disperse information to the general public. She is also hoping that re tired teachers or other retirees with proper instructors positions. Dr. Mackey-Morley can be reached on her cell phone at 242 426-1420 or by email at: chervonmackey1@hotmail.comFocus meeting held for instructors of Myriad Minds Hospitality and Technical SchoolBy Samantha Evans As the new academic school year ap proaches many organizations have been they will be offering to the Abaco commu nity. Even though most preparations will be done by schools that cater to kindergar ten to Grade 12 learners, adult learners can begin enrolling for technical and hospital ity classes at Myriad Minds. On Tuesday evening August 21, potential instructors met at the Old Lowes courses. According to owner Bekera Taylor, all of the instructors have been con Please see Myriad Page 5

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Septermber 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 tacted and have submitted their course outline and supply list. At the focus meet ing held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening most instructors were in attendance. At the meeting each instructor received a packet which contained all of the forms, price lists and programs that will be offered. Some seventeen courses will be offered in the evening along with after school tutoring and homework assistance being offered for $5.00 daily. The instructors were very ex cited about this new venture. el courses, the instructors are all commit ted to offering second level classes to those who are interested especially the sewing and Creole classes. The response to registration has been great as more and more persons are seeking to engage in self-help courses whether it is to just learn how to bake bread, cook gourmet style meals or learn a needed foreign language. Taylor stated that the Hospitality and Technical School will cater to persons ages 16 and older. Each course will be six weeks in length and range in price from $120 to $275.00. At the end of each course completion. Taylor hopes that recent high school graduates will take advantage of the opportunity to take these classes which will give them an inside look at various careers too so that they can make more decisive career choices. During the day, she told the instructors that a pre-school will be operated from School and Youth News Myriad From Page 4 the community center and cater to toddlers ages 2 to 5 years of age. The hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All programs are recognized by the Ministry of Education. On Saturday, September 1, a back to school event will take place at the commu nity center as a way of the Taylors giv ing back. Male students can come in to get free haircuts by Barber Owen Taylor. All school aged kids are welcomed as free movies will be shown all day.Ricardo Ferguson principal of Abaco Central High SchoolBy Mirella Santillo During the last week of August a new captain, Mr. Ricardo Ferguson, took the helm of Abaco Central High School. Outgoing and dynamic, the new Principal seems to have the right personality to take over the leadership of the most crowded high school on Abaco. Previously occupying the position of Senior Master at R N Bailey, one of the largest high schools in The Bahamas, Mr. Ferguson is used to the challenges present ed by a populated school. will be to improve on the students aca demic performance and to address discipline problems. The new principal would like to see an increase in the overall GPA. To implement new measures to that effect, he intends to hold a general testing at the beginning of the school year to assess the academic level of the students. That will be followed by a mid-term testing around March or April, accompanied by a progress report. To support students in their daily learning, he will establish a tutoring program which will offer help to students havics. On a practical side, he would like to have a proper computer lab up and running. Keeping the school band performing and organizing a strong sports program are also part of Mr. Ferguson immediate objectives. So far three new teachers have joined Abaco Central High Schools faculty: Michaela Thompson will teach Religious Studies, Hermina Selvan from Costa Rica will teach Spanish and Audley Dean, a former student of the Principal, will coach Physical Education. More information will follow after the start of the school year on September 3.The Glow Garden provides afterschool careBy Samantha Evans The Glow Garden After-School Care was started this summer by Nadine Been to help students who were struggling with penmanship, reading, mathematics and bi ology. The penmanship and reading was for the primary aged students and math ematics and biology was for high school teacher, having taught at Abaco Central High, Cyber Learning Center, and other schools, she also offered tutoring in gen eral science, health science, and combined science. She noticed that many parents were concerned that their children were being advanced to the next level but were still struggling to write on three lines. Now that school is about to open for the new term, she will continue with those services after school from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Each session is for one hour and range in price from $5.00 for primary aged students and $15 for high school students. The material is included in the fee for reading and penmanship but science and math students must bring their own material. However, past papers are provided. Ms. Been said she noticed that some parents are not making time like they should to help children master the fundamentals. She is a parent too, so she wants to make a difference in the lives of these children. This is why she home-schools her three daughters. She hopes that parents will help their children with basic things such as coloring in the lines, looking over their work after school, reading teachers notes, and having them read regularly. Ms. Been is very concerned that so many students in grades 8, 9 and greater cannot read well or at all. She appeals to children succeed. The business is located in Central Pines across from Central Aba co Primary School.

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian September 1, 2012 Sids Food StoreGroceries Toiletries SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Frozen Meat Dry and Canned Goods Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 Guana Freight Services Regular Frei ght Runs to Guana Cay & Scotland Cay 242-365-5190 Great Guana Cay guanafreight@hotmail.comen-GB en-GBTriplex Apartment/Duplex Apartmenten-GBen-GB en-GB $468,000 en-GBen-GBCove Estate Duplex/House en-GBen-GB en-GB$350,000en-GBen-GB en-GBen-GB Casuarina Houseen-GB en-GB$101,000en-GBen-GBFaith Convention Centeren-GB $2,700,000 en-GBen-GB Bahama Coral Island (Hill Top)en-GB en-GB $28,000 en-GBen-GBBlue Cottage en-GBen-GBen-GB $250,000 en-GBAbaco Shopping Center (next door to A & W Travel) en-GB en-GBwww.mariocareyrealtyabaco.com Email: tgstrachan@maricocareyrealty.com en-GBen-GBen-GBRen-GB en-GBen-GB Real Estate Agenten-GB en-GB Real Estate Apprentice School and Youth News By Mirella Santillo On August 8, Whelma Colebrook of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture organized a press release to acknowledge scholarship because of their performance Jones, Delicio Stuart, Elroy McBride from Moores Island and Larinique Saunders, from Murphy Towncould attend to re ceive the congratulations and the words of encouragement of Administrator Preston Cunningham and Administrator Joshua Smith. The other four students are Anton Davis, Shandira Stuart, Blair Johnson and Bianca Knowles. Two of them will attend Essex Col lege in New Jersey, four of them will go to Langston College in Oklahoma, Bianca Knowles will go to Texas and Blair John son has already left for Campbell Univer sity in North Carolina. These students from various schools on AbacoMoores Island All Age School, Abaco Central High School and Forest heights Academyhave distinguished them selves throughout their last years in school for their achievements on the national level and in the case of the Moores Island relay team, on the international level. Track & Field was not the only sports in which students performance have al lowed them access to scholarships. Two students, Basil Johnson and Sha quil McDonald from the Agape Christian School basketball team, the Eagles, are also going to college in the United States and Canada thanks to a sport scholarship. Basil Johnson will be going to Jarvis Christian College in Texas to study com puter sciences; Shaquil will attend Niagara College in St Catherine where he hopes to further his training in athletics to eventu ally become a professional.Athletics lead to scholarships for youthHope Town Schools Top 10 Activities for the 2011 2012 year Submitted by Principal Candace Key 1) Became the FIRST government school in the Caribbean to be awarded the School because of all the environmental ac tivities the school has done for 30 years. Presented by the Ministry of Tourism and BREEF (Bahamas Reef Environmental Educational Foundation) who are the Bahamian sponsors for this United Nations Program schools all over the world vie for. 2) Enjoyed visits from the Governor General, Minister of Education and the American Embassy Charge de Affaires who spent Earth Day at our school taking part in activities with the students. 3) Summer Aberle, Gr. 3 student who won the 7-9 age category in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas Writers Com petition, read her winning poem in Novem ber at Government House for the Awards Ceremony and was also a guest reader at the Hope Town Writers Read evening. 4) Hot off the press are this years winners in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas national writing competition -our Samara Cole won the middle age category with her creative short story, Bessie Lowe placed second in the younger category and Summer Aberle placed third and Ethan Adderley placing in the Top 10. Also in the mid-age category Robin Jeantil, Joey Gale and Eloise Albury all placed in the Top 10 Awardees. 5) Our Head Girl, Lilly Higgs, placed fourteenth in the Top 20 Finalists out of 115 top Grade 6 students throughout the Bahamas in the Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Competition. 6) Grade 1 student, Luke Prosa placed third in the Abaco District Grade 1 Spelling Bee and Jasmin Aberle won a third place trophy in the Grade 2 District Spelling Bee. 7) The school placed second in the Annual Perry Cooke Memorial All Aba co School's Swim Meet In June during the National Swim Meet held in Nassau each year, sisters Stella and Lilly Higgs were placed on the All Bahamas Scholas tic Swim Awards having maintained a 3.5 grade point average throughout the year. Stella won 2 Silver Medals at the National Meet and Lilly won 3 Gold Medals at this meet. 8) Seven students were honoured in Nassau at the Minister of Education's Literacy and Numeracy National Award Ceremony for placing at the very highest levels nationally on the Literacy and Numeracy exams given annually. Madisyn Cole, Samara Cole, Charlie Cash and Eloise Albury each won an award. Lilly Higgs, Stella Higgs and Joey Gale each won an award in both Literacy and Numeracy. 9) Student leaders Charlie Cash and Lilly Higgs along with Principal Candace Key, were invited to be among 96 top achieving student leaders in the Bahamas to have the thrill of lunching with Prince Harry during his historic visit to Nassau celebrating the Queen's Silver Jubilee of reign. We were also proud of our former Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year, Anna Albury who spoke on behalf of the thousands of students present at the rally and sat on the stage and chatted with Prince Harry for hours, making several US morning shows, newspapers and every pa per in England. 10) We are very excited about the new Media Centre built for the school by a generous American home owner. It was necessary to add space for the growing school and now it will house our comput ers and library and still provide us with a multi-use facility. We are very grateful.James A. Pinder school accomplisments for the 2011-2012 yearSubmitted by Principal Brenell Higgs 1) 20% improvement in Science & Social Studies GLAT. 2) 20% improvement in Grade 6 GLAT Mathematics. 3) 20% improvement in Grade 3 Language Skills 4) 15% improvement in Grade 6 Language Arts 5) 1st Place Primary Division BAIC Essay Competition 6) 3rd Place District Religious Knowledge Speech Competition 7) 7 students made the Abaco All Star Track n Field Primary Nationals 8) 4 students were honored at the Ministers Literacy & Numeracy Awards in Nassau. 9) All 7 Graduates received a G.P.A. of 3.0 & above (All Honour Roll Students) Above: Basil Johnson and Shaquil McDonald, two of the youth receiving scholarships due to their athletic achievements. Others honoured on August 8 included: Shane Jones, Delicio Stuart, Elroy McBride, Larinique Saunders, Anton Davis, Shandira Stuart, Blair Johnson and Bianca Knowles.

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Septermber 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 en-GBOCEAN BLUE PROPERTIES Member B.R.E.A. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas en-GB en-GB Sales, Rentals and Property Management ON GREEN TURTLE CAY: NEW!! Deck house cottage. One bedroom one bath cottage on white sound waterfront with dock. Property stretches from waterfront on the Sea of Abaco to WHITE SOUND waterfront. $335,000 .NEW!! Waterfront 100 year old two bedroom one bath basically furnished cottage. Located in the heart of the settlement of New Plymouth. Spacious rear patio. Golf cart parking. Just steps from public dock; ferry; restaurants and shops. Owner re-locating. $275,000 UNDER CONTRACT One acre with 85 beachfront on gorgeous Bight O Bay UNDER CONTRACT Three spacious bedrooms, two bath waterfront furnished home on Sea of Abaco. Stunning sunsets. High elevation. A/C throughout. W/D. Open plan. Large garage/workshop. New golf cart parking bay. New 300 ft. screened in porch. Golf cart and Isuzu included. Swimming dock and boat dock with lift. $1.2 million NEW PRICE REDUCTION Furnished two master bedrooms with A/C, waterfront hilltop cottage. Kit/liv/din, cable TV, dock, overlooking Settlement Creek $225,000 PRICE REDUCTION!!! Two-year-old 4 bedroom, 2 bath furnished home. Open plan with soaring ceiling in great room, replace, large decks. Central A/C. View of Coco Bay. Located 40 feet from Coco Bay Beach. Short walk to public dock. Asking price $575,000 PRICE REDUCTION!!! Four bedroom 3 bath fully furnished hilltop home overlooking the Sea of Abaco. Fourth bedroom suite has all round view of Green Turtle Cay. A/C. Swimming Pool. Designated dock slip. Great rental. $895,000 PRICE REDUCTION!!! Rustic furnished two bedroom two bath cottage sea to sea on White Sound and the Sea of Abaco. A/C in bedrooms. Kit/liv/dining great room. Share in private dock. Great swimming and sunsets. Very private. Only accessible by boat. Located a mile from the historic town of New Plymouth. Asking Price $435,000 Roberts House in historic settlement of New Plymouth. Waterview. Furnished. 3 beds 3 baths. Immaculate. Owner moving. $395,000 Summer Breeze: Recently remodeled furnished two story three bed 2 bath home located on waterfront in the heart of New Plymouth. A/C. Satellite TV. W/D. Golf cart garage. Established rental history. PRICE REDUCTION $495,000 School and Youth News From the Superintendant Lenora J. Black (Ph.D.) With a renewed sense of commitment to the children of the Abaco District in par ticular and by extension those of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, I greet you on the threshold of yet another exciting year; one that holds great promise for our children. Throughout the past year, Adminis ents/guardians and concerned stakeholders have combined their efforts to ensure the success of our children. Successes have been many yet they served as but an indication of what is possible when we unite around a common goal. With the former in mind, then, we must continue to reach farther and do what is necessary right now so as to ensure the continued growth and development of our our children. Assured of your continued support of the varied initiatives of our Department, kindly accept our appreciation for your ongoing support as we seek to build schools and communities stronger, more produc tive and civilized despite the perplexing times in which we live. Knowing the splendid performances of many students of our District during the past school year, permit me to express thanks on the behalf our DisSchool Personnel who highly value the support of parents and the Abaco Community. As a District at large, we have every right to be extremely pleased with the performance of numerous students in both Government Maintained and Privately Operated Schools throughout the Abacos. While we rightly celebrate, know that there are yet many op portunities which we must embrace to further improve our educational system. With the former in mind, I, therefore, pause to encourage all parents to ensure that each home becomes an extension of the school. Parents and Guardians alike must endeavor to create a stable, nurturing environment where learning can take place beyond the four walls of the classroom on a daily basis. Further, parents and guardians are encouraged to become enthusiastically involved in the varied activities at their childs/childrens school thereby building a strong bond with teachers and admin istrators. This, parents/guardians, could only hasten the realization of the Districts One Goal of Excellence for Each Stu dent in Each Classroom in Each School to become a reality indeed. Additional, I am hopeful that all Abaco District Back to School Message 2012/2013Tips for easing back into schoolBy Jennifer Hudson Although the summer heat and humid ity will be with us for a while longer, the long, lazy, relaxing days of summer will soon be over for school students. Many par ents are breathing a sigh of relief and while many students are looking forward to the new school year and the opportunities it can offer, some may be a little reluctant to get back down to work. Whatever the feelings of parents and students towards the begin ning of the new school year, there are sev eral things which can make the transition from holiday to school a much easier one. Adjust to the new routine: Children have probably been staying up much later during the summer holidays so instead of suddenly telling them they must go to bed earlier the night before school, move the bedtime to an earlier time several days before so that the child can adjust to the new routine. If your child is anxious about going back to school, listen to them and discuss their concerns and give them reassurance. Talk about the old friends that they will meet up with again and new ones they will make. School supplies: Not all the things your child will need for school can be bought in advance since textbooks etc. will be advised on by the teachers once school begins but any sup stakeholders in the Abaco District would make a lasting commitment to the success of this nation by playing an even greater role in the success of our schools. Kindly remember, partners, the future will outlast all of us. However, we will all be dutybound to live in the future that each of us creates. In conclusion, I encourage all students to seize every opportunity to maxi mize their God given potential. Know that there is full access to education in our Ba tion for anyone not to do well. Know that the future of our country belongs to those who diligently take the time to prepare for it today. By the grace of Almighty God, I school year 2012 2013 will be a bright one indeed as we seek to Foster Compe tence, Character and Citizenship in Pursuit of Excellence in Education. That the Abaco District will continue to attain abundant successes, I have no doubt! Above: Dr. Lenora J. Black, Abaco District Super intendant of Education. She hope to continue the growth and development of Abacos students and to strive for higher goals. Please see Tips Page 12 The Abaconian wishes all students returning to school a great semester. Work hard and achieve!

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian September 1, 2012 ABACO FREIGHTCOURIER SERVICESOcean Air 6671 W Indiantown Rd, Suite 50-456 Jupiter, Florida 33458 Walk-in and special handling nick@abacofreight.com Nick Mazzeo SportsBy Canishka Alexander During the month of August, play ers enjoyed a successive round of softball games at the Murphy Town Ball Field and of the games took place on August 10 be tween the Destroyers and the DNR Sluggers after the game was cancelled for the F.E.S. Peacocks and R.J. Runners wom ens teams. The Destroyers were merciless in their game against the DNR players and won 10-0 with Freddie Skipper Cornish as the winning pitcher. Shortstop Nigel Bootle Jr. achieved the most hits going 2 for 3. Cornish said that the game did not go as well as they had planned. He added that some of the players got lucky on the fast balls thrown by DNR Pitcher Thomas Machine Gun Kelly, and that in their next practice they would work on hitting fast balls and getting around the bases properly. The pitching tonight was up to par, and they held us down pretty good, but we came out on top by a small, marginal score, Cornish concluded. On August 11, the R.J. Runners met up with the Lady Sluggers for a close game at the Murphy Town Ball Field. The Lady Sluggers got away with a one-point lead to beat the Runners: 6-5. The winning pitch er was Amanda Pyfrom. In the next game, it was the DNR Sluggers vs. the Creters Bulldogs. Once again, DNR players suffered a devastating loss when the Bulldogs beat them 14-0 with Winning Pitcher Tyler Josewale Russell at the helm. William Lefty Weatherford went 3 for 3 to earn the most hits in that game. New Vision. Holding the hot bat for the DNR Sluggers was Densil Pinder, who has 4 out of 5 successful hits. DNR scored 19, while New Vision accumulated 17 points. It was a good game with little ups and downs, but we played well, DNR Player Kevin Hicks commented. Were tice and coming together to gel as a team. The following weekend on August 17, another doubleheader was held at the Murphy Town Ball Field. First up were the Lady Sluggers and the F.E.S. Peacocks. Winning Pitcher Rhonda Eldon took her team to victory as they scored 15 runs against the Peacocks four runs. The featured game between the Bull dogs and Destroyers saw the Bulldogs Shortstop Willard Gardiner making the most of his hits as he went 3 for 4. In the end, the Bulldogs scored 9 while the Destroyers grabbed four points for their team. Finally on Aug.18, the Destroyers beat DNR 12 to 2. Destroyers Catcher Todd Thompson garnered 3 for 3 hits, and Oscar Togo Rolle was recorded as the winning pitcher.Lady Sluggers, Destroyers win two weekend games in AugustThird Jeffrey Rodgers Basketball Camp teaches skills and disciplineBy Mirella Santillo For the third time Coach Jeffrey Rod gers came to Marsh Harbour to share his knowledge of the game with the local chil dren. Coach Rodgers recently celebrated basketball summer camps in Nassau as well as on other islands of the Caribbean. Approximately thirty kids aged 5 to 16 attended the camp which was held from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. starting August 6 at Agape Christian Schools Grace Gym nasium. It ended in the evening of August 10 with a demonstration for the parents of what their children had learned during The coordinator, Tony William Da vis, explained that he had asked Mr. RodgPlease see Basketball Page 9 Above: Rhonda Penn Eldon pitching for the Lady Sluggers to Runners player Cicely Parker. The Lady Sluggers won 6-5. Above: Jeffrey Rodgers along with Leonardo Davis and Tehran Cox, his assistants at the camp.

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Septermber 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 ers to come to Abaco again to expose the local kids to professional basketball tech niques. Before relinquishing the stage to the children Coach Rodgers thanked the parents present, reminding them how important it was that they support their chil dren by sharing some of their experiences. Watching them as they practice and play creates a lasting bond between parents and children. He explained that, for him, holding the summer camps is like a ministry, dur ing which he not only teaches the game but also instills notions of integrity, respect and discipline. He said that he was going to be more involved in the program. Next year he is trying to bring some of the MBA players he knew to Marsh Harbour. He further mentioned the availability of schol arships for gifted players.Basketball From Page 8 Sports During their demonstration the children were lined up. One was called to do the invocation. Then they all sung the Na the Pledge. They were then separated into age groups to demonstrate a series of drills aimed at showing how to move on a basketball court. The demonstration continued with exhibition games. The children had learned an impressive amount in a short time. The many parents who attended that evening expressed their appreciation on many occasions. They clapped and cheered as their children demonstrated all the tech niques they had learned. Coach Rodgers was accompanied by Leonardo Davis who is a professional player in Canada. His second helper was Tehran Cox, who just N.C. He too intends to return to the United States to play professionally. By Mirella Santillo Basketball, swimming and track are among the most popular sports practiced on Abaco, but for the last few months Coach Daran Miller has drawn the atten tion of a group of young men who en rolled in his daily boxing training sessions. the year there were less than ten students. Now twenty young men have registered for Coach Millers boxing training. They meet for practice early morning or late afternoon at the Murphy Town learn the basic principles of boxing. Mr. Millers goal is to prepare them for interisland competition, eventually in New Providence. After four months of daily training, he selected a group of six young men aged Jose Roldan who is 8 and his brother An tonio who is 15, Terran Albury, 10, Ruf fus Martin, 14, Abraham Minns and Tyler Davis, both 15. Coach Miller said that they were chosen for their manners, their determination and focus. They are not quite ready for a tournament in Nassau, explained the coach, they still have a few areas they have to practice on, such as sparring, jabs and uppercuts. But Coach Miller is nonthe-less planning to enter them in a tour First Abaco boxing team soon to participate in tournamentFrom left to right: Coach Daran Miller, Tyler Davis, Terran Albury, Jose Roldan, Anto nio Roldan, Ruffus Martin and Abraham Minns Please see Boxing Page 16 Above: A young boy at the Jeffrey Rodgers Basketball Camp practices dribbling.

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian September 1, 2012 Compiled by Jennifer Hudson In May, 2012, seven students from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada Child Counts School in Marsh Harbour. graduates; two were on academic student placements in Early Childhood Studies. Abaco. April Pisani Ryerson BSW graduate Many weeks have passed since I returned home to Toronto, Canada from Every Child Counts School. I have not been able to stop thinking about my experience in Abaco. I miss the amazing scenery, the lovely weather, the calm and quiet that came with being surrounded by so much natural beauty. However, what I miss most is the feeling I had each morning when arriving at Every Child Counts, being greeted with smiles and laughter. ECC is the most positive atmosphere I have ever encountered: the interaction and relations among staff and students are like a lov ing and supportive family, and the student volunteers from Ryerson University were made to feel so welcome. The children ex pressed so much appreciation for my help, without knowing just how great their im pact on me would be. For the gratitude, love, positivity and joy that the children at ECC carried with them and shared each day, I am forever inspired and grateful. Thank youI miss you all dearly! TUNE IN TO 98.7 FM & 100.3 FM TODAY. WE'RE HERE AND WE'RE WAITING FOR YOU. LISTEN UPABACO! School and Youth News Heather Cox-Gurdon Ryerson BSW graduate My experience in Abaco volunteer learning, laughter and life-long memories. What stood out for me was how welcoming and kind the school and community were to our volunteer group. Staff and students openly shared their stories of struggle, suc cess and goals for the future of the school. It was very powerful to have the oppor tunity to listen to peoples stories and be part of the process of making future goals a reality. I travelled with ECC student athletes to the Bahamas National Special Olympics. It demonstrated to me how sport builds self-esteem and empowers people of all ages and abilities while promoting ac ceptance of diversity. It also showed me how the Abaco community came together to turn the dreams of children and youth into reality through raising funds and en couraging students to persevere in the face of adversity. Rachel Gillis Ryerson BSW graduate The most amazing thing about Every Child Counts, and Abaco for that matter, was the sense of community. Everyone was connected and invested in each other. Whether at the school, or at the grocery store, or even at the beach, we were al ways at home. I've traveled to many places around the world as a student, but none have been so warm and embracing. involved students in the care of the school and each other. I'll always have a little Abaco in me wherever I go. Amanda Lewis Ryerson BSW graduate Travelling to Abaco was easy for me. I had more trouble leaving the quiet island surrounded by beautiful ocean, kind people who made me feel truly appreciated and the smiling faces that greeted me every sin gle day at ECC. It felt like home. Walking Above: Professor Jean Golden, center, with her group of volunteers from Ryerson Uni versity. The Toronto group spent several weeks with the students of ECC as volunteers. Please see ECC Page 12

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian September 1, 2012 Exclusive Abaco Island Estate 1 hour from Florida, private island with house & guest cottage. Own your dream home, retire in Paradise, Marsh Harbour, Bahamas www.BahamasIslandHome.com 2.62 acres on Sugarloaf cay 3230 sq. ft. interior, w/ 1500 of porches Guest Cottage, 1073 sq. ft. 2/1 Fully furnished including all electronics, appliances, decor in both houses 2 boats: 19 Boston Whaler, 22 Glacier Bay 30,000 gallons of fresh water cistern Back up water line from mainland 25 ft. Elevation on rock with concrete foundation Storm/security shutters Interior construction is all wood not drywall Dock with boat hoist Located in the HUB of Abaco double check the time to make sure I was not late because there were so many students sitting at their desks ready to learn. I learned quickly most students arrived ear ly every day, sometimes even before the teachers. It is a safe haven for them, free from discrimination. Their smiling faces and conversations would turn my entire weeks I spent in Abaco are ones that will stay with me for a long time. Stephanie Henthorn Ryerson BSW graduate Volunteering in The Bahamas was one of the greatest experiences I have ever had in my years of working in the disabil The Abaco community was very welcom ing and genuinely happy to have us there. The ECC teachers and volunteers were often working with limited resources in the classroom, but it did not impact the level of support and attention that was given to the students. There were students with a range of abilities and the teachers always ensured that all of the students had an ac tive role in getting the work done. There is a vocational program that makes soap to sell in the community and plans for expan sion of vocational training opportunities. I came back to Canada over two months ago and think of Abaco daily. I can't wait until an opportunity presents itself for me to go back again! What a beautiful and welcom ing community. Archana Kathir Ryerson Early Childhood Studies student At ECC I helped a teacher run daily routines, transitions and plan lessons. I also School and Youth News ECC From Page 10 worked one-on-one with multiple students who were in my classroom. I participated in the Special Olympics Torch Run in Aba co alongside ECC students and local mem bers of the community. This was an amaz ing opportunity to meet a number of the students parents, siblings and supportive community members. Within ECC student corporated in the morning activities. With my dance background I decided to create an activity that focused on bringing more movement into the classroom. This activity allowed the children to express their own creativity, moving to the beat and rhythm of the music. My favorite memory at Every Child in their learning. Through previous experi ences with children, I learned that being patient with children allowed them to truly strive in their learning. One child in particular needed guidance to help him focus on his work. Because I was able to provide him the support he needed along with posi tive encouragement he was motivated to complete his work. I saw a huge improve ment in his work habits. Erikka Dal Bello Ryerson Early Childhood Studies student The ECC teachers and the students helped me grow as an individual and a professional. The teachers taught me ways children with different needs and abilities. The students showed me how different and talented every child is and how they can achieve wonders with a positive attitude and encouragement What surprised me about Abaco was the friendliness of everyone. Many people knew that we were volunteering at ECC and always had the nicest things to say to say. It was surprising to see how friendly people there were to us, yet know how students with disabilities are not always treated the same way in the community. Coming from university study that focuses highly on inclusion with children with spe cial needs, it was a big change to see how many children are not given the support in the Bahamian public school system to learn and be successful. It was a really great experience to be able to work with all these students at ECC where they are all welcome and encouraged to do their best. Jean Golden Professor of Sociology at Ryerson Univer sity I have been travelling to Abaco for wonderful friends. It is a community of beauty and warmth. Two years ago Mary Gottlieb introduced me to Lyn Majors, the principal of Every Child Counts School. I quickly learned the exceptional story of ECC since 1998 through the leadership of Lyn Majors and the support of the Abaco community. I realized Ryerson University had human resources, -students, faculty and community contacts, -to assist ECC in its educational work, and ECC had the educational environment to help Ryerson students develop professionally. student volunteers arrived. By the end them wanted to leave. They learned much about the warmth of the Abaconian peo ple, the extraordinary commitment of the ECC teacher and volunteers, the absence of educational and vocational support for children with disabilities by the Bahamian government and the need for community disability awareness programs. Most im portantly, their experiences in ECC and Abaco reinforced for them the value of every human life, the beauty in human di versity, and the importance of giving back to others. It is a joy for me personally, as their teacher and mentor, to have been part of this learning process in Abaco. In turn, I learned much from these seven students and from the principal, teachers, students and staff of Every Child Counts.Tips From Page 7 plies, such as number two pencils, eras ers, ruler, notebooks and binders should be bought in advance so that the student is well equipped and prepared. The Local Government Committees in each of the ar eas normally hold a Back to school get to gether for the children in their constituency at which they donate bags of many of the items needed so it is good to take advantage of these events. Nutrition: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Many children are sent to school without breakfast and are unable to perform satisfactorily in school because their brains do not have the nutrition they need and the children are sleepy, lethargic and unable to concentrate. No matter how much your child may beg for the fancy cereals which are packed full of sugar it is absolutely undesirable to allow them to eat these for breakfast as all they will do is give them a sugar spike which can make them hyperac tive and cause behavioural and concentra tion problems. A breakfast which includes protein, such as eggs and milk, is the best start to the day. Lunch: Mrs. Lovely Reckley organiz es a lunch program for three schools, Every Please see Tips Page 13

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Septermber 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 en-GBDr. Keith Lewisen-GBen-GB en-GB en-GB en-GBWill be in ofce from:en-GBen-GB en-GB en-GB242-367-0020Child Counts, Central Abaco Primary and Abaco Central High where nutritious and tasty lunches can be purchased for a small price. In the case of certain students whose parents are suffering hardship, lunches are provided for these students free of charge but the students have to be recommended by the schools guidance counselor. In schools where parents and students cannot take ad vantage of this program then a good nutri tious lunch should be packed. This should contain sandwiches, vegetables and fruit with fruit juice or water to drink. Do not pack sodas for your child as these are chock full of sugar. Snacks full of trans-fats should also not be packed; these include cookies, snack cakes and regular chips. Older chil dren should be encouraged to pack their own lunches. Homework: Having set routines and a set place School and Youth News to study at home will make it much easier for children to be organized and successful at school. Distractions such as television, radio, the Internet and telephone during homework time should be totally discour aged. Extra-curricular activities: Children should be encouraged to par ticipate in extracurricular activities such as band, science projects and sports but care should be made to leave enough time for homework and family time. It is very impor tant for parents to show an interest in their childs school life so they should become in volved in the schools PTA (Parent Teach ers Association), fundraising activities and offering volunteer help whenever needed. Always attend parent teacher conferences. Parents often do not realize how taking an active interest in their childs school can positively affect their childs performance. Happy school year to all students.Tips From Page 2 Michelle Roark, who attained her degree in Early Childhood and Special Education in Georgia, moved back to Abaco with her husband, Evan, and is the new owner of Angels Academy. Angels Academy, located on Front Street, Marsh Harbour, is under new ownership. Michelle Roark, previously Mi chelle Albury, has purchased the school from the previous own er, April Parotti, and has been working hard for the beginning of the new school year. The staff at Angels Academy will remain the same with Barbara Johnson continuing as principal. Considering questions parents might have about the new ownership Ms. Roark explained some of the improvements and changes that will be coming to the school starting this year and moving into the future. Weve tripled the amount of books in the library, Ms. Roark explained, thanks, mostly, to many generous donations from people who want to see this school succeed. We are also adding a sixth grade this year, but that will be will remain strictly an elementary school. She is also adding internet to the school this semester and is working on hav ing at least one computer per classroom. Ms. Roark commented, There are so many tools, effective technologies that have proven to bring advantages to stu dents despite the size or limited resources of a school. Internet access and education about computers is going to be more and more important for Bahamians in the com ing decades. Even more so than it is now. Ms. Roark also planned on keeping the small class size per grade, explaining how important it is for students to have ad equate time with the teachers. I really believe in the staff we have, Ms. Roark said, and one of the strengths of this school is the close inter action between our kids and our teachers; there are a lot of opportunities for on-onone instruction. I also have the utmost re spect for Principal Johnson and what she has been able to accomplish. Going forward Ms. Roark expressed excitement over new classesMusic and Spanishas well as the offerings of a partial scholarship for some students. She also explained that she and the staff would look out either through discounts for up-front payment or across the board tuition cuts depending on enrollment.Angels Academy under new ownership

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian September 1, 2012 NOTICE en-GBIn Memoryen-GBThose we love remain with us, en-GB for love itself lives on.en-GB Cherished memories never fade, en-GB because one loved is gone.en-GB Those we love can never be en-GB more en-GBthan a thought apart.en-GB For as long as theres a memory, en-GB they live on in our heart.en-GB en-GBWe miss you Brent!en-GBBrent N. Alburyen-GB1 Sept, 1972 9 Feb, 2010Submitted by Dr. James Hull What does "preventative care" mean? The phrase seems self-explanatory: stop a disease before you get it. However, you can take it one step further: prevent a dis ease from causing a problem that will lead to a shortened life and impairments during that life. I have been practicing medicine in Abaco for over a decade. When I started my career I had a vision that I would be able to educate my patients and they would make the appropriate changes in their lives leading to healthier, happier and longer lives. What I have found however, is that most of my patients listen to what I say in we talk about. In the beginning it frustrated me to have a patient come back for a visit only to heard so many reasons why a patient has not come back for blood work, stopped taking their medicine, why they can't lose weight or why they smoke that I could write a book. I have thought about my patients and why they do what they do and it comes down to two simple facts. We are all creatures of habit and we have beliefs which dictate how we act. We have spent our lives develop ing habits and beliefs which have usually been passed down to us from our family or friends. The challenge for me as a physi cian and my patients is that we must be honest about our habits and beliefs and how they affect our lives. Firstly, so many people do not see the connection between how they lead their lives and how it affects their health. The lack of exercise, over eating and drinking can only affect us negatively. Most of us are guilty of at least one, if not all three of these. We all must face the fact that as we get older our bodies are less capable of taking the abuse and even tually it will take its toll on us and lead to reduced quality of life and earlier deaths. I have heard many false beliefs such as high blood pressure gives us a headache so you only need to take your pressure medicine when you have a headache or double up on your medicine when you have a headache. There are so many erroneous things people believe. If we combine these false facts with poor habits then we have a formula for disaster. The next time you look in the mirror be honest with yourself and say "I know some of the things I am doing can and will hurt me." Please talk to your doc tor and establish a plan together that helps you create better habits. Please erase the false beliefs that you have grown up with and replace them with accurate ones. Over time, you can get to a place where you are no longer hurting yourself but actually helping yourself and increasing the odds that you will live a long and healthy life. For your Health: Habits and Beliefs Opinion Insights for your Innerspring Cure Yourself of The Failure DiseaseSubmitted by Whitney Bain Excuses, excuses, excuses! Dont you just hate them? In the last issue we discussed the power of belief and how it can launch you to success. Now we will focus on one of the biggest hindrances to attaining success excuses. Dr. Schwartz calls the failure disease excusitis. Excusitis is a mind-deadening thought disease which can be observed in people. He encourages the reader to study people very carefully to discover, and then apply, success-rewarding principles to your life. He further contends that every failure has this disease in its advanced form. So I ask you, whats wrong with a little excuse? Havent you noticed how excuses off the hook? Excuses are convenient; they allow us to avoid some things; they dont put any pressure on us; in fact, they relieve pressure. If we are honest with ourselves, excuses are a tool used to put things off. And if we are further honest we could make a long list of things that we have put off over the months and years (present company included). The funny thing is that the more you put things off, the easier it becomes, and eventually putting things off becomes the norm and trying We can see examples of people all around us who are experts in creating excuses, and Dr. Schwartz mentions that thoughts, positive or negative, grow stronger when fertilized with constant repetition. Clear ly, those of us who want a better existence tomorrow must cure ourselves of this dreaded disease called excusitis today. Schwartz further stated that the thinking that guides your intelligence is much more important than how much intelligence you have. Our way of thinking is the key to moving forward and being consistent. In high school I had a friend who was weak in almost every subject. Instead of settling for his state at that time, he and I made a pact to come to school one hour early and I would help him with his studies. He was a man of his word and we studied together for some time. Needless to say, after a while his results started to change. Consequently, in his senior year, he was able to meet the requirements and graduate high school. Even more impressive than that great transformation is the fact that this gentleman went on to become an indepen dent, successful business owner. I was so proud of him! He did not allow his former condition to dictate to him, and he drew as time passed by. He did not allow excus es to stop him. This is a clear example of someone who, rather than being thwarted by what appeared to be his lack of intel ligence, allowed his thinking to guide his intelligence. What can you accomplish if you just put in some extra effort? How far can you rise if you cast off the well-worn and familiar excuses? Some people may feel that because of their age they have very little time left to accomplish anything of value; this too is an excuse. You can accomplish whatever you want at any age, and we all can con tribute to the overall development of each other by our moving towards those things that we desire. What if the many notable persons in this world had looked at their age or circumstances and stopped pursuing their desires? We would not be the society that we are today. You have something of value and worth to give to the world, and the next transformational invention or thought process could very well come from you! Words well said are like soothing medicine to an aching wound and many of those who are older in our society have this ability to speak positive words into the lives of other people and need to start doing so. Those of you who are older should not make the excuse that young people will not listen to you or apply your advice because of the age gap or inability to relate. The world is yearning for true leadership. Your years of experience could be a gold mine for many persons needing guidance. On the other hand, there are many who have so much knowledge and wisdom that they long to offer, but they are so beaten down by negative self-speak (negative speaking) and debilitating self-think (negative thinking); that they tend to resign themselves not to say anything at all. This posture of failure does no one any good. Start to listen to positive words and get good information into your mind. Your bodys external presentation of itself is di When failure becomes comfortable in your failure and excuse are pushed out day changing. Bad things are allowed to hap pen when good people stand around and do nothing. There are so many ills that thrive in our country; I believe that the solutions to many of these problems lie right in our midst; in the minds of people who refuse to say or do anything. Failure will continue to be a promi nent billboard on the highway of our ex istence if we allow it to remain. Stop excusitis in its tracks and create an envi ronment of action so that success will be realized and failure will no longer be a fac tor. Remember, there is no such thing as failure, only resistance; and resistance can be overcome eventually. The Innerspring Toolbox provides re sources for readers that can assist in their studies, their businesses or in their own personal development. Enjoy!

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Septermber 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 en-GBBy Your Example As A True en-GB Family Man, We Will Try to Followen-GBGive yourself entirely to those around en-GB You. en-GB Be generous of your blessings. en-GB A kind gesture can reach a wound that Only en-GB compassion can heal.en-GB Steve Marabolien-GB We have a choice. To be loved we must en-GB love. We create love with love. en-GB Compassion turns around lives,en-GB Including our own. Let us challenge each en-GB Other in daily situations to choose the Loven-GB -en-GB ing way and feel the difference. As we Open en-GB our hearts to others, sorrows fade and we en-GB shine as one. en-GBIn Loving Memory of en-GB Marcel Sawyeren-GBOf Green Turtle Cayen-GB August 17th, 1925 July 24, 2011en-GBYou are remembered and missed by your Wife Myrtle Sawyer and your Children: en-GB Keith, Marjorie, Edison, Freddie, Arlene and Thomas.You are also missed by your en-GB many Grandchildren, family and friends. You will Forever Remain in our Hearts and Memories Funeral Service for Deacon Has tin Mr. West Rus sell 86, of Coopers Town Abaco, who died at his residence July 22nd, was held on Saturday 28th, 11:00 a.m. at Faith Walk Church of God, Coo pers Town Abaco. Bishop Archilaus Coo per assisted by Rev. Hubert Edgecombe Hill Top Public Cemetery Coopers Town Abaco.Left to mourn his passing and trea suring precious memories are: His wife of 62 years: Evelyn Russell, Children: Flor ence and Elmore Sawyer, Raymond and Pa mala Russell, Evelyn and Anthony Cooper Sr., Angelina and Hartman Cooper, Errily and Nebra, Pete Russell, Abagail and De oli McIntosh, Hastin Jr., Dmario and Pa trice Russell, Adopted son: Charles Mills. Grand-children: Trevor and Gardinia Light bourne, Tempelton Sawyer, Tara and Jamal Moss, Chuck and Koneka Sawyer Amanda and Amico Sawyer, Jamal Russell, George, Mona and Sanfa Knowles, Anthony Jr., Antoinette, Anthronique, Samuel, Caramel, Calivia, Aresnio and Andrew Cooper, Phe neisha and Angelo Poitier, Jade, Kaysha, Petra and Latacia Russell, Kristin and De andra McIntosh and Shareze Russell, Great grand-children: Ashley, Tyler, Selina, Se rene, Chuck Jr., Justin and Michael Sawyer, Sierra and Chase Moss, Kya and Christian Sawyer, Jamal Russell Jr., Tayla, Santinio, Darren and Ieaha Knowles, Quashawn and Dashawn Smith, Bayla and Jayden Sawyer, Brandon and Cameron Cooper, Amari Bal lou, Jayquan Sands and Kera Rolle, Great great grand-children: Sky Knowles and Malichi Sawyer, Sisters-in-law: Saveletha Reckley, Annie McIntosh and Lucie Davis, God-children: Curtis Cooper, Geo Poitier and Administrator Cephas Cooper. Many nieces & nephews, and a host of other friends and relatives. Funeral Service for Fu neral Service for Aramin tha Curry, 75, of Wood Cay, Abaco, was held on Saturday, Au gust 11th 2012 at 10:00 a.m., at St. Thomas Baptist Church, Wood McIntosh, assisted by other ministers. In terment followed in St. Thomas Baptist Church Cemetery, Wood Cay, Abaco. Left to cherish her memories are: her children: Joseph Curry, Deborah McKenzie, Edwin Curry, V. Leashan Ferguson, Lydia and Remembering Family and Friends David Curry; adopted son: Talbot Johnson ; grandchildren: Julie Greene, Joemaine, Jasmine and Cameron Curry, Edoney and Evelisa Russell, Elvardo Butler, James and Jane Johnson, Cliphoriah Knowles, Nickeva Smith, Shevonne, Anishka, Marcia, Brad ley Jr. and Britney McKenzie, Edron, Ed milderia, Edvandrea, Edvinero, Edmilvan nera, Edvanek and Kashan Curry, Dwayne Jr., Dweshanique, Dwenise and Daniel Fer guson, Renardo Brown, Tyronia and Ty roneka Albury, Berneisha Davis, Delvon, Davina, Demarco, Thonisha, Deon, Baron and Davon Curry, Aprilla, Talbertha, and Talbot Johnson Jr.; great grandchildren: Al vonal, Alisha, Alvin Jr., Allanka Greene, Jalano, Jayden and Kalyn Curry, Edoney Russell, Kalla Butler, Darrenique Woodside and Adryanna Rolle, Arianna Sands, Brad ley McKenzie III, Allyssa Smith and Sha nia Wells, Shane Edgecombe, Tyquanya Albury, Renyi Brown, Shavonre and Brad ley; two daughters-in-law: Judy Curry and Patsy Johnson ; two sons-in-law: Dwayne Ferguson Sr. and Bradley McKenzie Sr.; three sisters: Geneva McIntosh, Betty Stra chan and Monica Russell ; four brothers: Victor, Donald, Roland and Delvin McIn tosh; three sisters-in-law: Pricilla, Eliza and Hermis Thomas, Sydney Russell, Elisha, Fredrick and Arthur Curry; numerous niec es and nephews. A host of other relatives and friends. Funeral Service for Rev. Mer lin Dad dy Moe or Uncle Moe McIn tosh Pastor of Zion Baptist Church, 76, of Fox Town Ab aco, who died at his residence July 24th was held on Sun day 28th, 11:00 a.m. at Zion Baptist Church Fox Town Abaco. Bishop B. Wenith Davis President of Zion United Baptist Conven Dean Superintendent of the Abaco District and Deacon Daniel Curry. Interment fol lowed in the Public Cemetery Fox Town Abaco. Left to cherish his memories are: His Loving wife: Millie Admilda McIntosh, His children: Maria and Gersil Edgecombe and family: Nacia, Deangelo, Renecce and Keva Edgecombe, Deandre and Jahmarie Farrington, Judymae and Ronald Russell and family: Omar(deceased) Shameaka, Meric and Justin Russell-Zyanne Riley King and Gayniah Russell, Ednamae(deceased) and Gladwin Gardiner and family: Ferino, Aniska Albury and Valdez Gardiner-Glade na, Lathora, Shannon, Zander, Ethan, Ian and Jaquey Albury also Natassia Gardiner. Adopted children: Louise McIntoshLa mando Curry, Taylia McIntosh, Jeron, Choia and Mialeah McDonald Lawanda McIntoshGregory and Damario Stuart. Sister: Manvella Pinder. Brothers: Reginald Jr., Wilfred and Leaneth McIntosh. Sisterin-law: Evelyn Russell, Brother-in-law: Ar nold Thomas. Many nieces and nephews. A Host of other loving family and friends. Memo rial service for the late Horace Ar nott Pierre Age 28 years, of Marsh Harbour, Abaco and Nassau was held on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012, at 7.30pm at Bethel Baptist Church, Meeting Street. Left to cher ish Horaces memory are:-His Father, Hor ace A. Pierre Jr., SISTER Schano Pierre, Stepmother: Dianne Pierre, Grandmother: Barbara Pierre, Adopted mother: Angela McDonald, Aunts: Bridgette King, Patti Cox, Adopted brothers; Osbourne Ossie Pintard, Brando Gibson, Ricky Bowleg, Ralph & Nebat Williams, Uncles: Her man King, Gary Cox, Fred Bowleg, Vin cent, Calvin, Benson, Derek, Gary, Floyd, Lenny McDonald, Junior Riley, James Dawkins, James Clarke, Roosevelt Porter, Erskine Woods, Jeffrey Collins, Charles Maillis Aunts: Margurita McDonald, Cath erine Clarke, Luzera Woods, Rosie Col lins, Marina Maillis, Deann Christie, Judith McPhee and Tonya Gibson; Virginia Bow leg, Ivy, Patsy, Eulease, Francine Jerry and Marsha McDonald, Olga McDonald of Tampa Florida and Joan Michelle. Many other family and friends. Funeral Service For Micieze Remy, 48, of Marsh Harbour, Abaco and formerly of Dessalines, Haiti was held on Saturday August 18th, 2012 at 10:00 am at St. Fran cis De Sales Catholic Church, Marsh Har Madrazo. Interment followed in the Public Cemetery, Marsh Harbour, Abaco. Left to cherish her memories are her children: Dady Dauphin, Daniel Dauphin, Mercila Andrevil, Marie-Gertha Dauphin, Remy Sertil, Mochenique Sertil; Mother: Mercilia Andrevil; Father: Taleron Remy; Grand children: Dieumilkeus Esticar, Hermano Esticar, Kenberly Pierre, Lovethana Mo leon, Carlos Dauphin, Spenser Dauphin, Kely Sertil; Sons and daughters in law: Jeaneloude Moleon; Clauvis Pierre; Frans Philippa, Pierre Flermond, Sterjdy, Jand son; Brothers and Sisters: Philogene Osi ace, Louisana and Micherese Remy, Jack son and Nehemie Absolu, Mirlande Pierre; Rouldolph Anocia, Nira, Menaee, Jociase, Anderson and Pierre Rodette Aristide; Phe lix, Legene, Yousemis, Dezinor, Jakeus, Abdias and Ivena Sertil; Yolette, Eliakens, Remise, Ecclesiast, Mercilia, Fideline and Papouche Remy; Rodenson, Crisla, Jean Pierre and Louisana Flermond; Dorceus Sterdy Mesidor Markenley; Orthe Diejist, Jean Pierre Absolu; Sister in law: Marie Dona Dauphin; Aunts: Maurise Flermond, Anserne St. Louis, Cartrine Remy and Dol ce St. Amand; Numerous cousins, friends and other family. Maurdee Albury 63, of Marsh Harbour was suddenly called home to the Lords side, peacefully in his sleep on Tues day morning Au gust 7th, 2012. Left to cherish the many happy, priceless memo ries are: his lov ing wife Cindy; his daughter Sonia and her husband Ross and beloved grandchildren Landon and Taylor; his daughter Margo; his mother Flossie; his father J. Wilson (predeceased); his mother-in-law Beverly; father-in-law John (predeceased); brotherin-law Philip (predeceased). Seven brothers and sisters: One brother (deceased at birth) /sister Eleanor/sister Sherilyn and husband Kenneth (predeceased) and their three chil dren: niece Marcia; nephew Myron and wife Gracie; nephew Colin (predeceased)/ brother Lowell and wife Eleanor and their three children: niece Heather and husband Randy and their daughter Alora; nephew Ryan; niece Ashley/ brother Andre and wife Alice and their child Dexter (deceased shortly after birth)/ sister Janice and her Elizabeth; niece Isabella/sister Bonnie and husband Luis and their two children: niece Sabrina and husband Josh; niece Lisa and husband Neil. The majority of Maurdees Aunts and Uncles are predeceased: Grand parents George and Mary Albury; Milton and Sadie Albury; Uncle Anthony (Pump) and wife Ena; Uncle Hubert and wife Ruth; Uncle Mertland and wife Lyndal; Aunt Hattie and husband Bill; Aunt Mabel and husband Ancil; Uncle Roscoe and wife Ros lyn; Aunt Lola and husband Reginald; Aunt Nina and husband Ivan; Aunt Ephemia and husband R. Lucien; Aunt Lily and husband A. Stewart. He is survived by his Aunt Thelma and husband Jack. Sharons fam ily remains in Australia: father-in-law Don ald (predeceased) and mother-in-law Betty/ brother-in-law Don and his three children: Nathan, Cara and Zachary/ brother-in-law Dudley (predeceased)/ sister-in-law Fran ces and husband Fred and children: Jodie, Stacy and Ryan/ sister-in-law Doris/ sisterin-law Theresa and husband Shannon and children: Laura, Matthew and Emma. Left also are numerous relatives and friends far and wide.

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian September 1, 2012 Groceries All you need & more! Fruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen FoodsPhone or Fax : 366-2022Mon. Fri. 7:30am 6pm l Sat 7:30am-7pmThe Place to be is Cherokee!Cherokee Food Fair NOTICETAKE NOTICE that MARLENE (MARLEE) MASON, of Hope Town, Abaco, is not an employee, agent or CURRYS FOOD STORE Customer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour frontnament within the next two months. They end of August. Coach Miller has already ordered the uniforms that will be red and silver: the colours of the Abaco Boxing Club. Boots, gloves and mouth piece are to be supplied by the parents. The travel expenses are an sponsors. Coach Miller can be contacted at 456-2011. en-GBRon-Paul Cabinets Plusen-GBPhone: (242) 367-0546en-GBVisit our Showroom Located en-GB Opposite the old Lowes Pharmacyen-GBEureka Vacuum Cleaner Parts & Repairen-GB 4.5 CU. FT. Refrigerators $260en-GB 1.1 CU. FT. Microwave $190en-GB MEMORY FOAM MATTRESSen-GBFull Price $720 en-GBNOW $620en-GB Queen Price $780 en-GBNOW $680en-GBREGULAR MATTRESSen-GBen-GBQueen en-GBPillowtop Mattressen-GB $490en-GB ORTHOPEDIC MATTRESSen-GBen-GBROLLAWAY BEDS en-GB $210 & $230en-GB SOLID WOOD HEADBOARDSen-GB en-GBCOMMERCIAL CARPETen-GB en-GB $12.50 Sq. Yard en-GB PADDINGen-GB $5.50 Sq. yarden-GBOwners: Ronnie & Pauline Roberts SportsBoxing From Page 9 Politics and Govt Hope Town District Council meets in AugustBy Timothy Roberts During the August 17 meeting of the Hope Town District Council the new Island Administrator, Preston Cunningham, was welcomed as they dealt with budgetary and other matters. Chief Councilor Jeremy Sweeting told Mr. Cunningham that he looks forward to developing a strong working relationship between the council and the new administrator. Mr. Cunningham told the councilors that he has spent 41 years in public service and worked on ever island except two. He added that he is looking forward to good things here in Abaco and asked the coun cil to keep an open mind, reminding them that they are there to do the business of the people. Chris Prewitt, representing the home owners of North End, noted that the Coun cil has a contract for maintaining the roads between Hope Town settlement and Dor ros Cove which does not extend as far as North End. He said the road is in deplorable condition and the bushes on the sides of truck would not be able to pass. He said that the homeowners on North End pay taxes like everyone else and should get the same consideration. Mr. Sweeting said he feels the coun cil should be able to put more focus on that area and though the budget is tight the council would see how they could assist. Mr. Prewitt also stated that he has been trying for years to get the telephone junction boxes upgraded as the conditions of the phone system is terrible; sometimes as many as 12 phones are out. Mr. Prewitt asked the administrator if he could do something to which the administrator said he would see what he could do. Harold Malone said that a man and his family at Hope Town is donating mon ey to build a community library and has already opened an account with large de posit in place. It is estimated that he will be donating over $200,000 to complete the project. The man is asking to also be permit ted to do renovations on the government front of government building and removing western bathroom to other side of the building. The Administrator suggested that there be a town meeting to get public opin ion which the Council agreed they would do. Concerning the wall of the government buildings the administrator said seek the opinion of the people and based on that bring the information to the central government as it is their property. Mr. Sweeting said they will aim for a meeting at the end of August. Mr. Sweeting noted that they had to do a lot of cutting to accommodate Guana Cays dump situation and they also are adjusting to account for the inclusion of North End Road in the Maintenance Con tract. Danny Trembley, who holds the contract for the road maintenance said they would need an additional 200 dollars per month extra to include it the North End Road Johnny Harold Bethel was contact ed about his barge that was stranded on a beach at Guana Cay during Hurricane Irene in 2011. He informed the Council that he is waiting to get the boat licensed in order to be able to move it. He hopes to have it moved by the end of August. Some council members visited Cornish Cay after receiving information that there were things happening without the necessary permits. Their inspection didn't reveal any issues; however, there appeared to be some questionable dredging which may have been done several years ago. According to the Port Department, Lobster Rock and Porgi Rock will receive warning lights which was welcome news to the Council. The Royal Bahamas De fense Force has requested it be done immediately. Abaco Tug and Transport and SUNCO Builders submitted applications to car ry out sand mining. Abaco Tug applied for an area at Tilloo bank. The council said that because it is a tourist attraction and it would cause shifting of the beach they would decline it. Both applications were declined. A forty foot long freight service dock for Joes Cay was granted after review.

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Septermber 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 Abaco Marine Props Propellers Reconditioned & RehubbedPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Brass Stainless AluminumSandblasting & Marine grade welding on Stainless and Aluminum Colina Insurance Limited seeks 4 sales representatives to sell our diversified portfolio of insurance products and related financial solutions in Abaco. We are particularly interested in individu als who are financially driven, with a g ood work ethic and a sense of responsi bility to clients. Some college background preferred but not mandatory. This is a career that has unique possi bilities for earnings, advancement and flexibility. We offer excellent benefits and competitive compensation. To schedule a private and confidential in terview, please cont act our office on Don McKay Blvd. by phone at 367.3432. Your rsum is required at the time of the interview. C A R E E R O P P O R T U N I T Y F O R S A L E S R E P R E S E N T A T I V E S A B A C O O F F I C E Across 2. GOLFSport involving putting. 4. CURIOSITYName of rover that recently landed on Mars. 7. PROVIDENCENew __________; Nassau. 10. GREECEOriginal country of The Olympics. 12. FRENCHOfficial Language of The O lympics. 15. PADDLINGMethod of propelling a k ayak or canoe. 18. BALLASTHeavy material used to stabilize ships. 19. DOMINOESStart with a double-six. Down 1. BGCSEAcronym; Bahamian high school exams 3. LYNYARD_______ Cay; location of the wrecked Peter Mowell. 5. INDIAMost populated commonwealth nation. 6. BRAZILCountry of the 2016 Summer Olympics. 8. VANDERPOOL-WALLACEFirst Bahamian athlete to reach the finals in an Olympic Swimming Event. 9. MERMAIDA mythical creature; A popular reef. 11. CRABBINGVerb; The act of chasing down t hese decapods and catching them in a croaker sack. 12. FRITTERSWay to eat conch using batter and deep frying. 13. HARDDescribing water with a high m ineral content. 14. ROYALTYA king, queen, prince or their family. 16. DARTSGame involving a bullseye. 17. GRAYMinister of Agriculture. Across 1. Used on blackboards. 6. _______ reef; Abaco home to the third largest in the world. 7. Ten year old charity beach p arty. 9. Opposite of simple; a cluster of buildings or 12. Most schools fall into this two ________ system. 13. A type of coral; not staghorn. 14. Golden _______; Nickname given to the four Bahamian gold medalists at the 2012 Olympic Games. 17. ________ land; a bejeweled head-piece. 18. A concern with the appearance of strange moles and freckles; Too much sun a large factor of this. 2. Being typical. 3. Purchased for a vehicle, a h ouse or your health. 4. Green _______; Rare phenomena relating to sunsets, 5. Introduction of a document; _________ to the Constitution. 8. "God save the _______" 10. Lamb; a type of snapper. 11. Famous victim of Nassau murder conspiracy. 15. salt; ________ chloride. fahrenheit water.August 15 Crossword Answers

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian September 1, 2012 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS Buying? Selling?Want more business? A low cost ad like thiscan bring fast resultsCall 367-3200 Fax 367-3677 WANTED TO BUYWanted to Buy: Commercial Properties or Acreage in Abaco. Fast CASH buyer. Send location and asking price to AbacoLand@ho tmail.com. Guana Cay, 2 bed, 1 bath apt, fully furnished & equipped. $1,100/mo. Also available by the week. Call 904-982-2762 Marsh Harbour, Sky Developers 2 bed/1 bath, furnished, with A/C, washer and drier, water included, $1100/mo. Call Mrs. Green at 367-2660 Marsh Harbour, Stede Bonnet Rd. Quiet neighborhood, centrally located. 2 Bedroom, 2 bath, central A/C, 10 ceilings. Unfurnished. $1,000 p/month. Call 577-0309 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 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color highlight on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale cottage 2 bed screened porch, dock, like new. $1500 a week. www.abacoislandcottage.com www.vrbo. com/234798 for reviews. 2 bed, 2 bath, fully furnished house, big yard. $850 p/m. Call 367-2488 or 646-9734 2 bed, 2 bath, fully fur nished $1,100 per month. Call 475-4848 with 118 feet overlooking the Atlantic Beach and a snorkeling reef within swimming distance. Quiet area and close to the Green Turtle Club for added amenities. El evated lot will always have a view of Ocean. Priced to sell at $195,000 Ph. 561-207-7212 or 561-623-8863 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@ att.net one block from beach. cellent Buy $40,000.00 Call 225-3211 NEW COLOR OPTIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIFIEDCall 367-3200 Fax 367-3677 abaconiannews@gmail.com PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALECherokee Hill Top, lot # 16, approximately 10,000 square feet. Call 357-6883 new waterfront 3 bed, 3 bath home w/2 kitchens. Visit www.abacowa terfronthome.com Marsh Harbour, Cove Estates, Duplex for sale, 3 bed, 2.5 bath & 1 bed, 1 bath, fully furnished with swimming pool. Call 475-4848 Church News Cookout held at Soul Saving Ministries for church busBy Samantha Evans Saturday, August 25 was an exciting day for the church family of Soul Saving Ministries as they held a cookout fundraiser in aid the purchase of a much needed church bus. According to Assistant Pastor Marvin Mills, this church bus will assist them in many ways especially providing transportation for members on Sunday for service and during the week for Bible Study. For a long time members of the church have been using their personal vehicles to pick up members which sometimes limits the level of participation of many. The bus will also allow more members of the church to fellowship with other churches and to support the senior pastor at speaking engagements at other churches. Items sold during this event were provided by the church and several businesses in Nassau. Pastor Mills is extremely ap preciative for the support received from members and churches that assisted with the sale of tickets. Senior Pastor Arnette stated that the church bus will allow them to engage in evangelism, feed the hungry and cloth the naked. He believes that one word of encouragement can make the dif ference in the life of a hurting or discour aged person. Hence, they are elated about the many opportunities this new bus will open for his church family. Items on the menu were: Oxtail and rice, conch and rice, crab and rice, beans and rice, barbecue chicken and ribs, fried Conch fritters, cotton candy, popcorn, and various beverages were on sale as well. While the adults enjoyed the Chris tian music played the kids enjoyed the bouncing castle. Thanks to the support of those mentioned above, the event was a huge success. The event was held from 12 noon to 7 p.m. at the church grounds on Forest Drive.Grace Baptist Church has Newly Appointed Youth PastorBy Samantha Evans Pastor Shawn Robbins, former youth leader of Grace Baptist Church, became the Senior Pastor of the church over a year ago and since then the youth department has not had a stable leader. He stated that they have numerous youth leaders at the church but none who could take over the Youth Ministry at the church. Therefore, that Department has been dormant until Minister Fyodor Mullings became a member of the church and expressed interest in this ministry. Once he and his wife joined the church and Pastor Robbins had a chance to speak with Pastor Mullings about his interests, Pastor Robbins had no reservations about allowing Mr. Mullings to serve. According to Pastor Shawn, he wants educated, build relationship with Jesus Christ and reach their full potential in what they strive to be. This appointment of Mr. Mullings as Youth Pastor will help to make this happen. On July 27, Pastor Mullings became Church. He has a passion for youth having been raised in the church at Faith United in Nassau. He graduated high school at age fourteen then went off to college to play basketball a few years later. This is when his life changed and he abandoned his Christian roots. However, after years back to Christ. Mullings believes that he will be great in this role because he went through challenges that many youth are facing today. Minister Mullings has a history of serving in leadership roles and working with youth. He was the Royal Ambassa dors president, in charge of the basketball league at Faith United among other roles. It was always his goal to work fulltime in ministry and as a result of the mentoring he is getting from Pastor Shawn, he is well on his way. He expressed heartfelt grati tude to his pastor who opened the door to mentorship when others would not. He and his wife, Simmone Mullings, are excited to serve in the church. His department will be offering free tutoring classes one day a week for the community in the areas of Math, English and Computer Science. Interested persons can call the church for details. Finally, once he gets the youth department more established, he will begin to serve as presi dent of the mens ministry.Baptisims performed in CherokeeBy Lee Pinder Members of the Assemblies of God in Cherokee gathered at the Long Dock on the July 28 to witness Baptismal Rites on eight of their congregation. A group of around forty local resi dents and visitors enjoyed a cookout of hamburgers and hotdogs. The picnic was held out of doors on a perfectly beautiful afternoon in a tranquil and peaceful loca tion by the sea. The weather was a near perfect 85 degrees; the sun was shining and the water clear and inviting. They had come together to participate in and be a part of the Baptism of some of their Fellow Church goers. Brother Darrel Pinder, Lay-Preach er of Cherokees Assembly of God, per formed the ceremonies. On hand to give support were his grandfather and long-time Minister in the same church, Brother Bate man Sands. Also present at the ceremo nies was Brother Bob Cornish of the As semblies of God in Marsh Harbour, along with his wife Phyllis, to give their Bless ings, as well as many family members and friends. While the group prepared themselves water and the admittance of the recipient into the Christian community Brother Dar rel read various passages from The Bible pertaining to John, The Baptist and Teach ings. Then the eight persons entered the water and stood in a circle around Brother Darrel while he performed the somber cer emony on each person individually and ac cepted eight new spirits into the Kingdom of God. It was a festive and joyous occa sion.

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Septermber 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 17 SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2012 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID WEST PALM BCH FL Permit NO 4595 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service Requested On August 12 the Sailaway beach party was held at Bakers Bay. The event is organized by the Sailaway Commit Abaco. The proceeds which are raised by Despite threatening weather over beach on both the lee side and ocean side to enjoy the sea and beach while the Rare mounted on the vessel. Leigh Davis and Originally started in Abaco by Lit ted many charities throughout its ten year Final Sailaway fundraiser attracts crowds Please see Sailaway Page 2 The tenth annual Sailaway was held on August 12. Over one hundred boats anchored off the shore at Bakers Bay to enjoy a day of FNM Chairman passes away on Abaco Thirty three immigrants caught at Hole in the Wall processing. See page 14 for the full story.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian September 1, 2012 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com ment worked together along with the Com Over one hundred boats throughout the day were anchored at the beach. Each serving stations were consistently occupied by hungry and thirsty beach-goers who were being served by volunteers. The pro ceeds were split between the two organiza tions. been the last one held at Bakers Bay. Un ward with scouting a new location and the consecutive years. Ten years and there has This is a charity event and to have a group pointing. We decided then that we are not going to continue the event. ly. considered a success. The people were great. Everyone who comes to Sailaway is always so sup portive and they are really there to have a Ms. Williams. She also thanked Bakers Bay who set up the area and helped clean the trash that remained. the largest beach parties held in Abaco. A Sailaway is sure to be missed next August. comparable substitute will one day exist Sailaway From Page 1 and enjoys a cold glass of gully wash on the beach.

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Septermber 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 Former minister pronounced dead in Treasure Cay Maynard was in North Abaco helping pre when he arrived at the Treasure Cay Clinic Mr. Maynard was 42 years old. in regards to Mr. Maynards passing. man Charles Maynard is a tremendous loss try. ham also remembered Mr. Maynard. colleague is that he was simply a good hu man being. and youth organizations during his tenure as the Minister responsible. Many such organizations have reached out to express tive communities. mal press release in regards to Mr. May North Abaco nard: hamas and Special Olympics Caribbean we earth was committed to national service. during the Special Olympics Caribbean positive adjunct to all involved stakehold and its people. Our prayers and thoughts remain with also reached out to express their condo lences: had a short but very important relationship with him as Minister. Central Abaco Department of Public Health to host Community Health Fair conjunction with the Marsh Harbour Gov ernment Clinic is inviting Abaconians to under the theme: Lets Get Well Abaco. an initial planning committee meeting was held on August 21 at the Dundas Town Burial Society to address and encourage and business partners. and invited Bro. Lennie Etienne to open in dress and remarks. to chronic diseases like heart disease and Please see Fair Page 6

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian September 1, 2012 burden costing the government millions ic Non-Communicable Diseases Clinic Central Abaco Fair From Page 5 so they plan to update their records on those with chronic diseases and encourage them to increase their physical activity and ties like health screenings; health educa activities; backyard gardening demonstra Bain-Cambridge also appealed to the culinary community to spark their inter persons who have experience with event planning and coordination to lend a hand in organizing the event. More assistance is ing; event promotions and marketing; in The next meeting has been scheduled Town Burial Society. close to 4 years. there are twenty government agencies that will be housed at the complex. tor General; Local Government Council; rine Resources; Labour Department; Min Housing; Bahamas Mortgage Corporation; Department. agencies had relocated with more tenants erything had been completed. All that was phone numbers and extensions along with will also be placed at each department to the complex. 24-hour security service at the Abaco Gov trate Court is addressing how policing will Government departments relocate to administrative complex into their various departments. son will determine when the grand open ing ceremony will be held. of phone and internet service along with posting of signage. White Sound, Elbow CayFULL SERVICE MARINA WATERFRONT VILLAS For local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.comBahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun.Enjoy a delicious dinner with usSea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Happy Hour Daily 5 pm 6 pmOpen Year RoundCome lounge at The Helm, our indoor barBoat House Restaurant OFFERING SPECIAL MARINA RATES$500 a month for vessels 50 feet or more $300 a month for vessels under 50 feetSpecial effective from August 2012 to February 28, 2013

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Septermber 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 For Reservations: Bahamas 242.365.8500 USA/Canada 800.284.0382 www.BahamaBeachClub.com Spacious 2, 3, 4 & 5 bedroom rentals Voted: Best Beach in the Caribbean Two resort restaurants oceanfront dining Two fresh water pools and Jacuzzis Nearby 18 hole Golf course and 150 slip marina Free WiFi & long distance calls to the USA & Canada real luxury. real bahamas.A BEACHFRONT VILLA... FOR THE PRICE OF A HOTEL ROOM! Central Abaco took up post on Abaco again on July 18 during a Changing-Over Ceremony with phas Cooper. hams public service career began at the age school on Long Cay. He contributed education in The Bahamas as a principal ing three years. as an administrator. Administrator Cunningham has cur Andros and Grand Bahama. years ago as the administrator in South two month span. He expressed that returning to Abaco was like coming back home based on the He is excited to see what Central Abaco As a direct link between the govern ensure that all government policies are Administrator Preston Cunningham returns to Abaco carried out its interests are protected while he re minds people are supposed to be doing. Although he admitted that there have been some challenges and adverse condi the new government administrative com plex. is also a licensed Baptist Minister. He has been married to Margaretta Cunningham three children. Man stabbed at club in Haitian community in The Mud on August 9. The incident approached the suspect about money that the victim was stabbed in the chest the stab just narrowly missing his heart. The victim was later taken to the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic where he received medical assistance and was lat this matter. cently posted in Eleuthera. I will work with the people for the good of the land Auskell Womens Fitness Centre holds open house By Jennifer Hudson opened its doors on August 17. The open already standing outside the doors waiting as many people signed up anxious to get a health check at which their weight and blood pressure were recorded. These will be monitored at regular intervals during up during the open house received a spe Please see Fitness Page 10

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian September 1, 2012 From the Editor's Desk // Progress The Abaconian Bradley M. Albury Editor-in-Chief AB 20213 Marsh Harbour Abaco, The Bahamas Logo Photo Credit: Tuppy Weatherford Reporters/Freelance Contributors: Canishka Alexander, Samantha Evans, Jennifer Hudson, Timothy Roberts, Mirella Santillo, Rashida Murray, Lee Pinder Phone 242-367-3200 FAX 242-367-3677 AbaconianNews@gmail.com Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9 Abacos most complete newspaper. 2022 Aero Circle New Smyrna Beach FL. 32168 7,500 copies Published twice monthly Free at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rates: $20.00 Abaco $25 other Bahamas (One Year) $45.00 USA $65 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Order The Abaconian Today JUNE 2012 Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail or Tel # 24 issues US$ or B$ Above subscription is a gift from: $45 USA via 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas via surface $20 to Abaco US$65 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: 2022 Aero Circle, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32168 or: P.O. Box AB 20213, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below Why subscribe? The Abaconian will keep you informed on issues such as: Master Card Visa WE NOW EXCEPT MASTER CARD/VISA Weekends that end in the mur rob banks and late night kidnappings you. Gregory Bain. The tragedy is not be where it is centered but it is a deep community. Abaco is around seventy ditions and history. This island has a tapestry that we and our ancestors have stitched together over the many years. So when someone pulls at our tap estry it doesnt just tear at the source. We all come a little unraveled. murder takes place in our small com munity. But one so senseless as this will get worse. We cannot accept this new prog levels. with us reaching out to our neighbors to the north and the south and right people are the glue that is supposed to hold our society together. We need to remember to stick with each other or own homes and businesses. Thats not the reality weve grown up on and its certainly not the reality weve prom nothing but optimistic that we can re thinking it will be easy and overnight. We certainly did not get in this posi tion overnight. ment to remember Charles Maynard. unremembered by those he helped. ences that matter look to his accom to Mr. Bain dont hesitate to reach out to them. Lets remind each other that we are a community. Know of news happening? Want to get your story out? Give us a ring at 242-367-3200 Or email us at AbaconianNews@gmail.com And be sure to visit www.TheAbaconian.com to view and comment on stories as well as read old issues.

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Septermber 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 The Wrecks at Lynyard Cay Dear Editor; Michael about three years to obtain per was the only one to ever get a salvage per 1992 Michaels other sister was sitting by also overheard them say that Election Day into Nassau because no one was paying at tention to what is going on at the airport. These men did not know that the lady was Michael Malones sister. When she arrived in Nassau my sis ter called me telling me to call Michaels lawyer and tell him the scheme that was up Nassau. The lawyer said he would look Michael Malone was near the courthouse and was told by the lawyer that he had not tion his sister had given him that day. Michael came to my house to report what his lawyer had said and we realized that the lawyer did nothing because the men were Masons like him and also he did not want anything to spoil his chances on Michael had a lawyer who was disloyal celebrating the 1992 election and asked dylike words and also told the lawyer that salvaging crew sailed into Marsh Harbour. They had been allowed to come and all the papers were in order but since the signing was sent back to the United States using the excuse that he had to return because his son had committed a misdemeanor and could not salvage in The Bahamas. During this time Johnson had three Letters to the Editor establishment he threw the cannons back in the water. He was made to go and show chael retrieved the cannons and got per continued to salvage until the government put a moratorium on it but other people on a cruise ship to take the baby carron back on the cruise ship without it. Michael went to see his lawyer and was told that he million was his and that he also needed to Michael had a heart attack and died imme could not take it. To anyone that helped Michael make much and to those who put a stumbling and mother loved Michael. this wreck with the word Vasco on it along with cannons and ballast bricks. Poll Results The Abaconian hosts polls on our website www.TheAbaconian.com speculative uses only. This weeks topic: With the referendum coming on gambling in The Bahamas, what would you vote? Be sure to check the website often for more polls and other content. Have a letter for the editor? Write to BradleyAlbury@ gmail.com or The Abaconian AB 20213 Marsh Harbour, Abaco The Bahamas

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian September 1, 2012 plus other giveaways including pens and because she knows that people need to be ease in the Bahamas which needs address instructors. We want to motivate people to program in September. Ms. Collie stressed needing therapy but therapy patients must lowed. and motivating atmosphere where people goals. Central Abaco Fitness From Page 7 K D S E K G E utilizes hydraulic resistance machines that ment in the gym amongst those who signed up that day. Several ladies were enjoying trying out the new machines when Churton ed an impromptu aerobics session which people enjoyed joining in and got a good workout. Sophie Smith-Bootle and Sharona every day both in the morning and in the evening. best ideas to come to Abaco in a long time. that this exercise will give me the energy Smith-Bootle was not shy in publicly stat she enthused. Both ladies plan to challenge lot easier exercising in a gym with other Lennie Etienne has been preaching recent This spurred them on even more to take his advice and become healthy. Angie Collie was excited to an the new Auskell Medical Centre on Don emption status has just been approved by the United States so that any US citizens dra Watson US representatives. Ms. Col lie stated that she hopes soon to start tea to seek donations. Tornado spotted in Central Pines last month ing across the street to where they were located. heard the tornado run across the canopy garbage bin and throwing it. Trash was spewed all over the parking and pump sta tion area. The only remaining telltale sign the tornado made a harried escape. ing the time the tornado passed through the minor damages with no major injuries to down on August 14. Visit www.TheAbaconian.com for this and other stories.

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Septermber 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 Appliances PlumbingMarine ProductsPaintsFencingHardware Tools&Building SuppliesElectrical SuppliesLumber PH: (242) 367-2170 Don M a c Kay B l v d M arsh H a r bou r Abaco For Y our Patronage!FUL L RANGE OFHUR RIC A NE SH UTT ERSw h T W e hav e t he supplies y ou need t o k eep y our home safe!CRA WFIS H I NG S E A SON I S HE R E &W E H A V E A LL T H E GE AR Y OU NE ED! r Divin g Gear Y ou Can De pend O n !KEEP Y OUR CRA WFISH CHILLED IN A GE CHEST FREEZERr EXCLUSIVE GE DEALER Full W arranty & Ser viceRELIABLE PO WERAt Home or on The Job Site W Thank You Rolla-way and Aluminum P ane l sALL YOU NEE D UNDE R ONE ROOF Its SummertimeGRILL OUT! Abaco Cancer Society donates tickets and organizes screenings By Jennifer Hudson being with airline tickets to treatment des Central Abaco bour and Coopers Town Government Clin donated their time. These clinics have been on September 8 at both the Marsh Harbour Clinic and the Coopers Town Clinic. mammograms have been sponsored by the Abaco Cancer Society at the Auskell Medical Clinic. Women wishing to avail about a dozen women have been screened the same criteria were transported by char mammograms at Doctors Hospital. much-needed items and treasures at excel lent prices. the week. events held by private and corporate citi persons who have passed. 3744; e-mail abacocancersociety@gmail. com; visit www.abacocancersociety.com; North Abaco at Sand Banks extinguished other homes. He said it was also a good thing that the home was not very close to other homes. Like The Abaconian on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for breaking news updates.

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian September 1, 2012 tian nationals were caught at Hole in The South Abaco ternational Airport to transport them to the Detention Center in Nassau. Illegal immigrants caught at Hole in the Wall grants. regarding a vessel headed toward Bak ers Creek with Haitian nationals aboard. They soon observed a white sailboat pull north toward the Guana Cay Channel. ered. There were ten males and six more persons who would have seen this boat go ing into the Bakers Creek area is that the boat was smoking at the time and appeared persons either in the bush areas or whove already been picked up. August 8 arriving on Abaco at 7 a.m. that morning. Their search also uncovered bags migrants. the investigation. No charges have been brought against them at this time. Remember to buckle up. Saving your life is worth the inconvenience.

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Septermber 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 Dr. Rashida Brown-Clarke; Psychiatry Please call for date Dr. Charles Diggis: General Surgery/Lap Band Surgery Please call for dates Dr. Arthur Clarke: General Surgery & Urology Sept 1st Dr. Carnille Farquharson; Family Medicine Sept 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th Dr. Winston Forbes; Cardiology/Internal Medicine Sept 12th Dr. F. Bartlett; Pediatrics Sept 15th, 29th & 30th Dr. Lucio Pedro; Obstetrics/Gynecology Please call for dates Dr. Timothy Williams, General Practice Please call for dates Dr. N. Akazie, Sept 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th Dr. Marc Binard, General Practice Sept 5th to 11th Dr. George Charit; General Practice, Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine, Daily Dr. George Charit MEDICAL DIRECTOR Integrated Medical Center is pleased to announce the schedule of Clinics for June 2012 Walk in Welcome Same Day Appointments No Long Waits No referrals needed The place where complete healing begins e-mail: imcabaco@gmail.com SLEEP APNEA TESTING NOW AVAILABLE & STAT IN-HOUSE BLOOD RESULTS TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT CALL OUR FRIENDLY STAFF Abaco records third murder knew was shot while at a motel nearby. immediately departed en route to the scene tody that is believed to be involved in this may be able to assist the investigation. A they went to a motel where it is believed a party was happening. believe they were attending a party and South Abaco something went wrong when the shooting that Women were there but we cannot other circumstances at this time. Were still trying to probe it to understand exactly what happened. Mr. Curry said police suspect the shooter and the men who were with him Hole in the Wall Committee discusses road dangers The Hole in the Wall Restoration the lights in the lantern room as well as the located around and under the road to the were brought up also. cording secretary was Mirella Santillo. pressed her intention to have a clean-up done in late October. She would like to see the sea grapes along the walkway to the shore trimmed back to make the path more accessible. She asked Maxwell Johnson Bain that the mercury had been completely removed and suggested that the Rangers end trip. The cave system running underground beneath the access roads to the lighthouse operators. Vehicles reversing on the nar intersection. danger and perhaps place warning signs on ings was again brought up. All agreed that a conceptual plan should be done in order Museums Corporation would probably be the year to give ideas on how to restore the period they were built. A plan drawn by clean-up day with the Rangers. ory Bain.

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian September 1, 2012 Minister for Investments inspects Abaco developments Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas VHF 16 www.seahorseboatrentals.com Complimentary Pick Up & Delivery Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and oors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web site: abacomarbleandgranite.com Honesty and Quality You Can Count OnBrandon Thompson242-357-6532Dock ConstructionResidential and Commercial Customized to suit your lifestyleBoat LiftsSales and Service Quality boat lift dealer for 10 yearsAnd Much More...Offering unsurpassed attention to detail with almost two decades of hands on experienceContact us today! www.lbtmarine.com bthompson@lbtmarine.com Cell: 242-357-6532 Ph/Fax: 242-367-2704 Business portunities that are currently available on Abaco. He began his tour with Bakers Ocean Club to see how their project has progressed over the years and to see what opportunities are available there. Min. Rolle said. They are on schedule to and it indicates that there is activity going people are still spending money. His next visit was to Treasure Sands There is presently a proposal to the govern Were very excited about these types developers and see how best [the] govern ment can position themselves to support there is activity going on and that cult economy, people are still spending money. 24 in hopes to better understand the par island when he returns in two weeks. der worked with the Ab aco Chamber to get a small preliminary visit to hear the issues that pertain to man can better plan a comprehen sive trip. Well bring a technical delegation said. here in Abaco. Minister prepares to address Abacos manufacturers timately succeed. doing that island by island and to really He noted that the prior administration to be a perpetual exemption it would He said the amendment has already and the Senate and is now going through The Bahamas will begin to see their duty want to be a bureaucratic institution that just processes licenses but we want to be able to understand our clientele and under stand what we can do to help them out. said. we are hopeful that in the next few weeks, manu facturers in Abaco and The Bahamas will begin to see their duty concessions restored

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian September 1, 2012 Further Business South Abaco Farmers Association meets in August Chairman Leslie Thompson invited to introduce themselves and state the rea said that it was the groups intention to give back to the community by trying to Garden. The idea was well received by all present and the Horticultural Society mem bers were given some advice on how to who made recommendations on what to onions or bananas. He instructed them on weevils he suggested making a trap with oil that will attract the males and destroy them. ticides one trick is to dip the banana corms how to multiply bananas suckers. ions to plant. A short day species is rec lock on the market. But he parted with the Etienne reminded the audience about the the other matters on the agenda were de and plants that do well together. There was liage. green houses. The presenters recommended that the Edwards Evergreen Lawn Services Deon Edwards is an experienced started in Nassau in 1992 with his brothers then they decided to start a security busi back on track with the landscaping busi ness which was doing well. He explained viewing lawns in the United States and how well homeowners keep their yards well-manicured. ily have moved to Abaco and have settled Lawn Services. He started his business on August 1 in Marsh Harbour with business and property management. plans to get into gardening. According to ergreen Lawn Services is Guaranteed to save you money and keep your lawn look ing good. clients to know that once they are hired to work at a residential or commercial prop erty that they will pamper their yard and prepared packages which will enable ev ery home and business owner to keep their property looking pristine. which includes two visits during the month. the second visit they will mow the lawn. Entrepreneur Watch Entrepreneur Watch The Abaconian publishes because we believe in supporting entrepreneurs and community business. setting out in their business please contact us at abaconiannews@gmail. would like to sponsor the Entrepreneur as well. the industry is doing. Ms. Estevez thought

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Septermber 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 Fishermen face reduced are in slightly less number than last year. Fredericks Agency Ltd. Customs Brokers Customs Brokerage Services Air and Sea Import and Export Entries Serving all vessels from foreign ports Queen Elizabeth Drive Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email: abacocustoms@batelnet.bs Enjoy great dining at Anglers Restaurant or casual fare at our famous pool bar both at the waters edge in Marsh Harbour Karaoke Tuesday night by the Pool Bar starting at 8 pm. Rake n Scrape Dance with Brown Tip every Friday night starting at 8:30 pm. Calypso Night Clint Sawyer LIVE every Saturday night at 8:30 pm. Stephen Colebrook Enjoy Stephens versatile piano music and vocals Wednesday through Sunday. Contact us at 367-2158 www.AbacoBeachResort.com Further Business the season was pretty average. The weath arrests could be made. pounds a day. The ones who did not have when the water cools down the season will pick up done around Little Abaco within twelve to journey to broadcast On July 2 two new radio stations nels which are being broadcast on Abaco. local content and advertising opportunities Hope Town. and my application was not a matter on na tional importance. decided that a station in Nassau should be there seemed more sound. Abaco would be next. station soon became popular with Nassau listeners and businesses recognized the Marsh Harbour. talent was readily available. On the other clean slate. Malone. Supporting services such as elec laid in underground conduits. The data tion in Nassau. Back-up emergency power had to be installed. large crane provided by Mr. Steve Albury in short order. The transmitters and antenna were in stations were on the air. along the road to our ultimate goal which is where we can originate local program ming. That will come in due course. Mr. Malone and those involved re have a salesperson who can be contacted at Please see Page 21

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian September 1, 2012 Crime Report Housebreaking. (U.I.) person/s broke into a into her motel and Murder. (One person taken into to custody.) aco contacted Sergeant 381 Darville at the shot while at a local Motel located Sandy Update. male in this incident later succumbed to his injuries that morning while at the Sandy have taken one person into custody who is believed to be involved in this matter. A Causing Damages. (U.I.) the rear southern bathroom window to her Shopbreaking and Stealing. (U.I.) unknown person/s broke and entered her The culprit/s gained entry through a rear bathroom window and stole an assortment Causing Damages. (U.I.) was parked at the Union Jack Dock located nothing appears to be stolen. Stealing from a vehicle served several black males breaking into his white 1997 Oldsmobile car while same Housebreaking. (U.I.) broke into her residence located Dundas Causing Damages. (U.I.) unknown person/s broke the glass door to a Causing Damages & Stealing. (Suspect arrested.) tion reported that some unknown person/s broke several glass windows to a residence the incident. was able to arrest two brothers age 12 ence to this matter. They admitted to steal Stealing from a vehicle. (U.I.) that some unknown person/s broke the rear The same was parked at the Union Jack Shopbreaking and Stealing. (U.I.) and reported that some unknown person/s ately to the scene where they observed the stolen. Threats of Death. (Suspect arrested.) cousin threaten to kill him putting him in Suspect Arrested Dundas Town. Housebreaking. (Suspect being sought.) served a young man known to running residence through a rear kitchen door and searched but nothing appears to be miss tinues. Remember to always be vigilant and report suspicious activity to the police.

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Septermber 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 ROCK imported & local SAND imported & local 8 CONCRETE BLOCKS 50LBS BAGS ROCK & SAND Abacos cornerstone to construction Visit our modern facility on the Murphy Town Water Front beside Parkers Landing Attempted bank robbery in Marsh Harbour in Abaco report that two men abducted a ed to rob a local bank in Marsh Harbour on was robbed by two masked gunmen at his Monday evening. He was then reportedly abducted by the two gunmen who proceeded to another home where another bank employee was also abducted. They were then carried to banker to enter the establishment. Upon entry the alarm sounded and Mr. Curry said the two men have inches tall and spoke in both English and gation into this matter. Central Abaco as Bimini he did not catch as much as in mented. The largest amount brought back He too attributes the low number to ter and hopes than when the weather cools Further Business tributing factors. From Page 19

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian September 1, 2012 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise Island-wide Abaco Listings Abaco Cottage + 114 hse 366-0576 Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529 Cherokee Lee Pinder + 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075 Grand Cay Rosies Place 352-5458 Green Turtle Cay Barefoot Homes 14 hse 577-4092 Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4247 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island Properties + 34 hse 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties + 34 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 Guana Cay Dive Guana + 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Guana Sunset Beach 13 units 365-5133 Ocean Frontier 6 cott 519-389-4846 Wards Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth Sands + 9 hse 365-5140 Hope Town Abaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Crystal Villas 5 villas 321-452-0164 Elbow Cay Prop + 53 hse 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways + 63 hse 366-0224 Hope Town Inn 6 rm 4 Villas 366-0003 Hope T Villas + 3 hse 366-0266 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages + 4 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 6 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key + 43 hse 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557 Hotels and House Rental Agents Lubbers Quarters Sea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121 Man-O-War Island Home Rentals + 2 hse 365-6048 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072 Waterway Rentals + 14 hse 365-6143 Marsh Harbour area Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719 Abaco Towns 16 apts 367-0148 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 Living Easy + 16 hse 367-2202 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Regattas 32 apts 577-6764 HG Christie + 11 hse 367-4151 Sandy Point Oeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort 14 rm 366-4119 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083 Treasure Cay Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 5 units 877-786-8455 Treasure Cay Resort + 95 rms 365-8801 Marks Bungalows 4 units 365-8506 Abaco Estate Services + 365-8752 Island Dreams Rental + 357-6576 Turtle Rock Villas at Palmetto Beach 3 villas 262-820-1900 Wood Cay Tangelo Hotel 14 rm 1 villa 365-2222 Web Sites with Abaco Information http://www.abaconian.com http://www.abacoinet.com http.//www.abacoinfo.com http.//www.abacocottage.com + agents with multiple cottages and houses http://www.abacos.com http://www.oii.net http://www.bahamas.com Rev. March 2012

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Septermber 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive Shops Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour ..................... 367-2963 Above & Below, Marsh Harbour ................................. 367-0350 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour .............................. 367-2787 Dive Time, Man-O-War................................................365-6235 Froggies, Hope Town ................................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay ...................................... 365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay ....................................... 365-4411 Dive Guana ................................................................ 365-5178 Man-O-War Dive Shop ................................................365-6013 Cars & Cart Rentals Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals ............................................. 367-2655 Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals .............................. 367-1035 B & B Boat Rentals ........................................... 367-7368 Bargain Car Rentals .......................................... 367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................................... 367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals ....................................... 367-5570 Cruise Abaco. .................................................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ...................... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals ...................................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars .................. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals .......................................... 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ......................................... 367-4887 The Moorings Boat Rentals ............................. .367-4000 Green Turtle Cay Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental .................. 365-4411 C & D Cart Rental ............................................. 365-4084 Cruising Cart Rentals ........................................ 365-4065 D & P Cart Rental ............................................. 365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals ....................................... 365-4119 Kool Karts ........................................................ 365-4176 Reef Boat Rentals ............................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes ...................................... 365-4147 T & A Cart Rentals ............................................ 375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............................... 365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes ................................. 365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals ..................................... 354-5175 Lubbers Quarters Cruise Abaco ............................................. 321-220-8796 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals .................................. 365-6502 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals ................................. 365-6024 Waterways Boat Rental ................ 357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Cats Paw Boat Rentals ..................................... 366-0380 Elbow Cay Cart ................................................. 366-0530 Hope Town Cart Rentals .................................. 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals .......................................... 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals .............................. 366-0282 J Rs Cart Rental ................................................ 366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals ............................................ 366-0069 Treasure Cay Adventure on Prozac Kayak ............................ 365-8749 Blue Marlin Rentals. ......................................... 365-8687 Cashs Carts ...................................................... 365-8771 Cornish Car Rentals .......................................... 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals ............................................... 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals ........................................... 365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks ............................. 365-8749 Bonefish Guides Visitors Guide Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Marsh Harbour Abaco Pizza. ................................ $ .................. 367-4488 Anglers ................................... $$$ .................. 367-2158 Blue Marlin ................................. $ .................. 367-2002 Curly Tails ............................... $$$ .................. 367-4444 Ginos .......................................... $ .................. 367-7272 Golden Grouper ........................ $ .................. 367-2301 Island Family Rest ....................... $ .................. 367-3778 Java Coee House ....................... $ .................. 367-5523 Jamies Place ............................. ..$ .................. 367-2880 Jib Room .................................. $$ .................. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken ............... $ .................. 367-2615 Mangoes ................................. $$$ .................. 367-2366 Pops Place + .............................. $ .................. 367-3796 Snack Shack + ............................ $ .................. 367-4005 Snappas .................................... $$ .................. 367-2278 Wallys .................................... $$$ .................. 367-2074 Hope Town Abaco Inn .............................. $$$ .................. 366-0133 Capn Jacks ................................ $$ .................. 366-0247 Harbours Edge ......................... $$ .................. 366-0087 H T Coee House (B & L) .............. $ ................. .366-0760 H T Harbour Lodge .................. $$$ .................. 366-0095 Munchies .................................... $ .................. 366-0423 OnDa Beach .............................. $$ .................. 366-0558 Sea Spray ............................... $$ .................. 366-0065 Sugar Shack + ............................ $ .................. 366-0788 Little Harbour Petes Pub .................................. $$ .................. 366-3503 Lubbers Quarter Cracker Ps ................................. $$ .................. 366-3139 Man-O-War Bradleys on the Harbour ............. $ .................. 365-6380 Dockn Dine ................................. $ .................. 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar ................ $ .................. 365-6501 Guana Cay Bakers Bay Market Place ...... $$$ .................. 612-1021 Grabbers ................................... $$ .................. 365-5133 Nippers ..................................... $$ ................. 365-5143 Orchid Bay ............................... $$$ .................. 365-5175 Treasure Cay Coco Beach Bar & Grill. ................ $ .................. 365-8470 Florences Cafe ............................. $ ................. .365-8354 Spinnaker Restaurant ............. $$$ .................. 365-8469 Touch of Class ........................ $$$ .................. 365-8195 Treasure Sands Club ................ $$$ ................. .365-9385 Green Turtle Cay Blu House ............................. $$$ .................. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro ...................... $$ .................. 365-4200 Green Turtle Club .................... $$$ .................. 365-4271 Harveys Island Grill ................... $$ .................. 365-4389 McIntoshs Restaurant .............. $$ .................. 365-4625 Miss Emilys Restaurant ............. $$ .................. 365-4181 New Plymouth Inn .................... $$ .................. 365-4161 Pineapple Restaurant Bar & Grill $$ ................. 365-4039 Plymouth Rock Cafe .................. $$ .................. 365-4234 Shorties Take-a-way...................$$..................365-4342 Sundowners .............................. $$ .................. 365-4060 Sandy Point Nancys ...................................... $$ .................. 366-4120 Everyone reads The Abaconian Emergency Services B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667 Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Man-O-War 365-4019 Treasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9111 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749 Medical Services Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour ...................... 367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic ................................ 367-0020 Integrated Medical Center .......................................... 367-1304 Emergency ............................................... 458-1234 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre ................................... 367-0049 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour ............................ 367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay ......................................... 365-8288 Government Clinic Coopers Town .............................. 365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay ........................... 365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town ................................... 366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point .................................. 366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town ...................................... 365-2172 Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Green Turtle Cay Blu House ....................... 45 ......... F ......... 365-4200 Green Turtle Club .............. 32 ......... F ......... 365-4271 Black Sound Marina .......... 15 ..................... 365-4531 Other Shore Club ............... 12 ......... F ......... 365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service ........... 10 ......... F ......... 365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina ........ 150 ......... F ......... 365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina .......... 26 ......... F ......... 365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina ...... 183 ......... F ......... 367-2158 Conch Inn .......................... 75 ......... F ......... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina ........ 36 ......... F ......... 367-2182 Mangoes Marina ............... 29 ..................... 367-4255 Marsh Harbour Marina ...... 52 ......... F ......... 367 2700 Hope Town Hope Town Marina ............ 16 ..................... 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways ................................ 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina .............. 6 ......... F ......... 366-0154 Sea Spray .......................... 60 ......... F ......... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina ........... 75 ......... F ......... 365-0083 Guana Cay Bakers Bay Marina .......... 158 ......... F ......... 365-5802 Guana Hide-aways ............ 37 ..................... 577-0003 Orchid Bay ......................... 64 ........ F ......... 365-5175 Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Tours & Excursions Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental ....................... 475-9616 ................ 367-2936 ......................... 367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure ............................... 577-0004 ..................... 367-0350 Adventure on Prozac T Cay ............................ 365-8749 ...................... 365-4411 C & C Charters Treasure Cay ........................... 365-8506 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour .................... 367-2787 ............. 366-0024 Airlines Serving Abaco Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ........................... 367-2266 Air Gate Aviation Daytona/New Smyrna ........................... 367-3636 American Eagle Miami ..................................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud ............................ 367-2095 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach .............................................. 367-3415 Craig Air Center North Florida ........................................... 367-3522 IBC Airways Ft.Lauderdale, W Palm Beach ......................... 367-1336 Locair Fort Lauderdale ............................................. 1-800-205-0730 Regional Freeport ............................................................... 367-0446 Sky Bahamas Nassau/Ft. Lauderdale ................................. 367-0996 Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale ..................................... 367-0140 Western Air Nassau ........................................................... 367-3722 Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale ............................................. 367-0032 Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida Abaco Air .............................................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters ........................................................ 367-3450 Taxi Cab Fares one or two passengers Extra $3 for each passengers above two ective Dec 08 Clinic, Downtown, Stop Light, ........................................................ $10 Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry ........................................ $15 Spring City ........................................................................................ $15 Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch ............................. $15 Murphy Town & Great. Cistern .......................................................... $20 Snake Cay ........................................................................................ $35 Casuarina Point ................................................................................. $60 Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour ............................................. $80 Bahama Palm Shore ......................................................................... $90 Crossing Rocks ................................................................................ $105 Sandy Point ................................................................................... $150 Leisure Lee ....................................................................................... $50 Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry ................................................... $80 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $85 Fox Town ........................................................................................ $165 Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel ................................................. $ 10 Nat. Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr. Cistern .......................................... $10 Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea. Eective Dec 08 Green Turtle Cay ferry dock ............................................................... $10 Madeira Park .................................................................................... $20 Sand Banks ...................................................................................... $25 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $30 Leisure Lee ....................................................................................... $45 Black Wood ...................................................................................... $20 Fire Road & Coopers Town ............................................................... $40 Cedar Harbour ................................................................................. $60 Wood Cay ......................................................................................... $70 Mount Hope .................................................................................... $80 Fox Town .......................................................................................... $85 Crown Haven ................................................................................... $90 Marsh Harbour airport ..................................................................... $80 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport .............................................. $80 Treasure Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour ................................................ $85 Treasure Cay Hotel to Green Turtle Ferry ........................................... $25 Treasure Cay Hotel to Blue Hole ........................................................ $30 Attractions Albert Lowe Museum ................................ Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits .. Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden .................... Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum ................. Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station .................................... Hope Town Swim Mermaid Reef o Marsh Harbour ........ Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole ........... Treasure Cay farm road Art studio & working foundry ...................... Little Harbour Working boatyards ..................................... Man-O-War cay Pocket Beaches Miles of beach (most exposed to ocean) Items of interest Bring errors & revisions to our attention Revised March 9 12 All phones use area code 242 unless noted www.theabaconian.com Alburys Ferry Service Marsh H.>Guana Cay/Scotland cay F rom Conch Inn advised to contact the oce for the changes. Green Turtle Ferry Note: 4:30 pm trip to GTC not on Sundays ** Note: 4:30 pm trip will be made from New Plymouth only Abaco Adventures Pinders Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama 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 Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 30 minutes Tourisms 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 Tourisms Doranell Swain at 367-3067 dswain@bahamas.com Marsh Harbour 375-8068 477-5996 367-0367 375-8550 366-2163 367-3526 367-3577 367-3941 North Abaco 477-5037 365-0120 365-0024 365-2405 Sandy Point 366-4323 366-4107 366-4249 366-4486 Treasure Cay 559-9117 Casaurina Point 366-3058 Cherokee 366-2107 366-2115 366-2284 366-2177 Crossing Rocks 366-3259 Green Turtle Cay 365-4261 365-4070 Hope Town 366-0234 366-3141 Man-O-War 365-6502 Charter Boats 366-0101 366-0266 366-0245 366-3143 365-5140

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Septermber 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 Thomas "Machine Gun" Kelly nicknamed for his "heated" fast pitches throwing the ball against a Destroyers player during their game on August 10. For this and other sports stories see page 8. By Canishka Alexander The Honourable Jerome Fitzgerald, Minister of Education, Science and Tech nology, said that when they visited Abaco a few weeks ago they were concerned about some structural issues at Abaco Central High School, and he wanted to ensure that they were addressed. During his return on August 23, there were one or two remaining issues, however, Min. Fitzgerald said they ex pected to start painting the school by that weekend to ensure that it was spruced up and ready for the students when they came back to school. Throughout the repair season, Dis trict Superintendent Dr. Lenora Black said they were particularly pleased be cause of the partnerships with persons in the community who have gone over and beyond their scope of work to include ad ditional items in the repairs. Additionally, they have established a partnership with the Dept. of Social Services and the Magistrates Court for students who would have been given com munity services for minor offences. Those persons are going to assist us to school namely the painting and the yard Min. of Education revisits schools to examine repairs Please see Fitzgerald Page 2 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 17 SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2012 On August 23, Min. Fitzgerald toured Abaco to view repairs and improvements to different schools across the island. Due to partner ships within the community, according to District Superintendant Dr. Lenora Black, work has been completed at an accelerated pace. Above: Min. Fitzgerald and others inspect an Abaco school.

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian September 1, 2012 cleaning, Dr. Black said. Theyre de lighted to serve in that way, and so were pleased about that. She had a special message for par ents for the upcoming aca demic school year. We want par ents to know that the ex tent to which our schools are success ful speaks di rectly to the extent of their involvement in the lives of our children, so we invite them right at the very outset to become ac tively involved in the life of the school, she expressed. Further, we also want them to wholeheartedly embrace our one goal that being the pursuit of excellence for each student in each classroom in each school. To the 184 teachers who have been employed for this year, the excitement that she felt from them the following day encouraged her to look forward to seeing groundbreaking results. School and Youth News Fitzgerald From Page 1 Coming to the Abaco district is a group of young individuals who are pas sionately concerned for the success of this at the classroom level, so Im excited as to what this new year will hold for educa tion. Meanwhile, Belinda Wilson, presi dent of the Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT), was pleased about Min. Fitzger alds proactive approach in coming to school. Recently between 2005 and 2010, we did a lot of sit-ins for the state of the We want parents to know that the extent to which our schools are successful speaks directly to the extent of their involvement in the lives of our children forever for the building to be built, so were happy that the staff room is there along with the administrative block, she recalled. Theyve done the repairs that were quite aware of because there were spallings coming from this building and cracks in the columns, so were glad that those repairs are done. Final remarks were made by Charles Wildgoose, president of Bahamas Educa tors Managerial Union (BEMU), who was joined by Ishmael Smith, a union execu tive. Speaking to administrators who are BEMU members, he said that after their last meeting they have been working dili gently on their behalf. I know that you will continue to make Abaco Central a school of great example and promise, Mr. Wildgoose encouraged. To all the parents and the students of Abaco and of this school, we encourage you to take advantage of the opportunities that will be presented to this school because together we as Bahamians will do well. The remainder of the visit took place in North Abaco where Min. Fitzgerald visited Coopers Town Primary, S.C. Bootle High School, and Treasure Cay Primary. Above: Dr. Black, left, touring the school with Min. Fitzgerald, right, and inspecting repairs to the infrastructure. Want more business? Advertise with The Abaconian Call 367-3200 or email AbaconianNews@gmail.com

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian September 1, 2012 School and Youth News By Mirella Santillo Two young AbaconiansKevin Al tidor and Kingley Cajustewho went to junior college on a basketball scholarship three years ago, have managed to keep their academic and sports performance to earn another scholarship to continue their studies in the United States. Kevin Altidor has returned to Roane State Community College, in Harriman, Tennessee at the beginning of August to pursue his studies in science, sports and Kingsley Cajuste, who had graduated from Sunland Baptiste School in Freeport has been attending Truett McConnell Col lege in Georgia, where he returned at the end of July. He is studying business man agement. Basketball scholarships keep two in college Above: left is Kevin Altidor, on the right Kingsley Cajuste with "Stretch Morley who was their coach at the time. These two young Abaconians worked hard to keep their athletic and academic performance high enough to continue with a scholarship. Dr. Chervon MackeyMorley appointed as the Coordinator of College of The Bahamas for Abaco Above: Dr. Chervon Mackey-Morley who is now the coordinator on Abaco for COB. There will be an open house some time in September regarding the new pro grams that will be rolled out in the coming months. By Mirella Santillo Dr. Chervon Mackey-Morley has been appointed new Coordinator for Abaco for the College of The Bahamas. Her work will consist of implementing new programs on the island to help high school students prepare for attending COB after graduat ing and offering continuing education for interested adults in a variety of topics. Dr. Mackey-Morley explained that she will be trying to implement college preparation for eleventh and twelfth grad ers who wants to attend the College of The Bahamas. The requirement to be accepted cluding Mathematics and English. If stu dents are in doubt whether they will pass ommends that they take the preparation courses. Academic upgrading courses for adults will also be offered on Abaco, in cluding Mathematics and English. Another program for Abaco, called CEESCenter for Continuing Education and Extension Servicewill offer continu ing education including professional devel in various curricula. Some of the subjects are of technical nature such as plumbing or electrical, others are academic: people could become a licensed teacher or learn a new language to mention only a few of a series of topics. Dr. Mackey-Morley is planning to hold an open house at the beginning of September to disperse information to the general public. She is also hoping that re tired teachers or other retirees with proper instructors positions. Dr. Mackey-Morley can be reached on her cell phone at 242 426-1420 or by email at: chervonmackey1@hotmail.com Focus meeting held for instructors of Myriad Minds Hospitality and Technical School By Samantha Evans As the new academic school year ap proaches many organizations have been they will be offering to the Abaco commu nity. Even though most preparations will be done by schools that cater to kindergar ten to Grade 12 learners, adult learners can begin enrolling for technical and hospital ity classes at Myriad Minds. On Tuesday evening August 21, po tential instructors met at the Old Lowes courses. According to owner Bekera Tay lor, all of the instructors have been con Please see Myriad Page 5

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Septermber 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 tacted and have submitted their course outline and supply list. At the focus meet ing held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening most instructors were in attendance. At the meeting each instructor received a packet which contained all of the forms, price lists and programs that will be offered. Some seventeen courses will be offered in the evening along with after school tutoring and homework assistance being offered for $5.00 daily. The instructors were very ex cited about this new venture. el courses, the instructors are all commit ted to offering second level classes to those who are interested especially the sewing and Creole classes. The response to reg istration has been great as more and more persons are seeking to engage in self-help courses whether it is to just learn how to bake bread, cook gourmet style meals or learn a needed foreign language. Taylor stated that the Hospitality and Technical School will cater to persons ages 16 and older. Each course will be six weeks in length and range in price from $120 to $275.00. At the end of each course completion. Taylor hopes that recent high school graduates will take advantage of the opportunity to take these classes which will give them an inside look at various careers too so that they can make more decisive career choices. During the day, she told the instruc tors that a pre-school will be operated from School and Youth News Myriad From Page 4 the community center and cater to toddlers ages 2 to 5 years of age. The hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All programs are recognized by the Ministry of Education. On Saturday, September 1, a back to school event will take place at the commu nity center as a way of the Taylors giv ing back. Male students can come in to get free haircuts by Barber Owen Taylor. All school aged kids are welcomed as free movies will be shown all day. Ricardo Ferguson principal of Abaco Central High School By Mirella Santillo During the last week of August a new captain, Mr. Ricardo Ferguson, took the helm of Abaco Central High School. Outgoing and dynamic, the new Principal seems to have the right personality to take over the leadership of the most crowded high school on Abaco. Previously occupying the position of Senior Master at R N Bailey, one of the largest high schools in The Bahamas, Mr. Ferguson is used to the challenges present ed by a populated school. will be to improve on the students aca demic performance and to address disci pline problems. The new principal would like to see an increase in the overall GPA. To implement new measures to that effect, he intends to hold a general testing at the beginning of the school year to assess the academic level of the students. That will be followed by a mid-term testing around March or April, accompanied by a prog ress report. To support students in their daily learning, he will establish a tutoring pro gram which will offer help to students hav ics. On a practical side, he would like to have a proper computer lab up and run ning. Keeping the school band performing and organizing a strong sports program are also part of Mr. Ferguson immediate ob jectives. So far three new teachers have joined Abaco Central High Schools faculty: Michaela Thompson will teach Religious Studies, Hermina Selvan from Costa Rica will teach Spanish and Audley Dean, a former student of the Principal, will coach Physical Education. More information will follow after the start of the school year on September 3. The Glow Garden provides afterschool care By Samantha Evans The Glow Garden After-School Care was started this summer by Nadine Been to help students who were struggling with penmanship, reading, mathematics and bi ology. The penmanship and reading was for the primary aged students and math ematics and biology was for high school teacher, having taught at Abaco Central High, Cyber Learning Center, and other schools, she also offered tutoring in gen eral science, health science, and combined science. She noticed that many parents were concerned that their children were being advanced to the next level but were still struggling to write on three lines. Now that school is about to open for the new term, she will continue with those services after school from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Each session is for one hour and range in price from $5.00 for primary aged students and $15 for high school students. The material is included in the fee for reading and pen manship but science and math students must bring their own material. However, past papers are provided. Ms. Been said she noticed that some parents are not making time like they should to help children master the funda mentals. She is a parent too, so she wants to make a difference in the lives of these children. This is why she home-schools her three daughters. She hopes that parents will help their children with basic things such as coloring in the lines, looking over their work after school, reading teachers notes, and having them read regularly. Ms. Been is very concerned that so many students in grades 8, 9 and greater cannot read well or at all. She appeals to children succeed. The business is located in Central Pines across from Central Aba co Primary School.

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian September 1, 2012 Sids Food Store Groceries Toiletries Souvenirs Serving New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Frozen Meat Dry and Canned Goods Homemade Breads WIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay Tel: (242) 365-4055 Guana Freight Services Regular Frei ght Runs to Guana Cay & Scotland Cay 242-365-5190 Great Guana Cay guanafreight@hotmail.com Triplex Apartment/Duplex Apartment $468,000 Cove Estate Duplex/House $350,000 Casuarina House $101,000 Faith Convention Center $2,700,000 Bahama Coral Island (Hill Top) $28,000 Blue Cottage $250,000 Abaco Shopping Center (next door to A & W Travel) www.mariocareyrealtyabaco.com Email: tgstrachan@maricocareyrealty.com R Real Estate Agent Real Estate Apprentice School and Youth News By Mirella Santillo On August 8, Whelma Colebrook of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture organized a press release to acknowledge scholarship because of their performance Jones, Delicio Stuart, Elroy McBride from Moores Island and Larinique Saunders, from Murphy Towncould attend to re ceive the congratulations and the words of encouragement of Administrator Preston Cunningham and Administrator Joshua Smith. The other four students are Anton Davis, Shandira Stuart, Blair Johnson and Bianca Knowles. Two of them will attend Essex Col lege in New Jersey, four of them will go to Langston College in Oklahoma, Bianca Knowles will go to Texas and Blair John son has already left for Campbell Univer sity in North Carolina. These students from various schools on AbacoMoores Island All Age School, Abaco Central High School and Forest heights Academyhave distinguished them selves throughout their last years in school for their achievements on the national level and in the case of the Moores Island relay team, on the international level. Track & Field was not the only sports in which students performance have al lowed them access to scholarships. Two students, Basil Johnson and Sha quil McDonald from the Agape Christian School basketball team, the Eagles, are also going to college in the United States and Canada thanks to a sport scholarship. Basil Johnson will be going to Jarvis Christian College in Texas to study com puter sciences; Shaquil will attend Niagara College in St Catherine where he hopes to further his training in athletics to eventu ally become a professional. Athletics lead to scholarships for youth Hope Town Schools Top 10 Activities for the 2011 2012 year Submitted by Principal Candace Key 1) Became the FIRST government school in the Caribbean to be awarded the School because of all the environmental ac tivities the school has done for 30 years. Presented by the Ministry of Tourism and BREEF (Bahamas Reef Environmental Educational Foundation) who are the Ba hamian sponsors for this United Nations Program schools all over the world vie for. 2) Enjoyed visits from the Governor General, Minister of Education and the American Embassy Charge de Affaires who spent Earth Day at our school taking part in activities with the students. 3) Summer Aberle, Gr. 3 student who won the 7-9 age category in the Com monwealth of the Bahamas Writers Com petition, read her winning poem in Novem ber at Government House for the Awards Ceremony and was also a guest reader at the Hope Town Writers Read evening. 4) Hot off the press are this years winners in the Commonwealth of the Ba hamas national writing competition -our Samara Cole won the middle age category with her creative short story, Bessie Lowe placed second in the younger category and Summer Aberle placed third and Ethan Adderley placing in the Top 10. Also in the mid-age category Robin Jeantil, Joey Gale and Eloise Albury all placed in the Top 10 Awardees. 5) Our Head Girl, Lilly Higgs, placed fourteenth in the Top 20 Finalists out of 115 top Grade 6 students throughout the Bahamas in the Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Competition. 6) Grade 1 student, Luke Prosa placed third in the Abaco District Grade 1 Spelling Bee and Jasmin Aberle won a third place trophy in the Grade 2 District Spelling Bee. 7) The school placed second in the Annual Perry Cooke Memorial All Aba co School's Swim Meet In June during the National Swim Meet held in Nassau each year, sisters Stella and Lilly Higgs were placed on the All Bahamas Scholas tic Swim Awards having maintained a 3.5 grade point average throughout the year. Stella won 2 Silver Medals at the National Meet and Lilly won 3 Gold Medals at this meet. 8) Seven students were honoured in Nassau at the Minister of Education's Lit eracy and Numeracy National Award Cer emony for placing at the very highest levels nationally on the Literacy and Numeracy exams given annually. Madisyn Cole, Samara Cole, Charlie Cash and Eloise Albury each won an award. Lilly Higgs, Stella Higgs and Joey Gale each won an award in both Literacy and Numeracy. 9) Student leaders Charlie Cash and Lilly Higgs along with Principal Candace Key, were invited to be among 96 top achieving student leaders in the Bahamas to have the thrill of lunching with Prince Harry during his historic visit to Nassau celebrating the Queen's Silver Jubilee of reign. We were also proud of our former Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year, Anna Albury who spoke on behalf of the thousands of students present at the rally and sat on the stage and chatted with Prince Harry for hours, making several US morning shows, newspapers and every pa per in England. 10) We are very excited about the new Media Centre built for the school by a generous American home owner. It was necessary to add space for the growing school and now it will house our comput ers and library and still provide us with a multi-use facility. We are very grateful. James A. Pinder school accomplisments for the 2011-2012 year Submitted by Principal Brenell Higgs 1) 20% improvement in Science & Social Studies GLAT. 2) 20% improvement in Grade 6 GLAT Mathematics. 3) 20% improvement in Grade 3 Language Skills 4) 15% improvement in Grade 6 Language Arts 5) 1st Place Primary Division BAIC Essay Competition 6) 3rd Place District Religious Knowledge Speech Competition 7) 7 students made the Abaco All Star Track n Field Primary Nationals 8) 4 students were honored at the Ministers Literacy & Numeracy Awards in Nassau. 9) All 7 Graduates received a G.P.A. of 3.0 & above (All Honour Roll Students) Above: Basil Johnson and Shaquil McDonald, two of the youth receiving scholarships due to their athletic achievements. Others honoured on August 8 included: Shane Jones, Delicio Stuart, Elroy McBride, Larinique Saunders, Anton Davis, Shandira Stuart, Blair Johnson and Bianca Knowles.

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Septermber 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 OCEAN BLUE PROPERTIES Member B.R.E.A. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Sales, Rentals and Property Management ON GREEN TURTLE CAY: NEW!! Deck house cottage. One bedroom one bath cottage on white sound waterfront with dock. Property stretches from waterfront on the Sea of Abaco to WHITE SOUND waterfront. $335,000 NEW!! Waterfront 100 year old two bedroom one bath basically furnished cottage. Located in the heart of the settlement of New Plymouth. Spacious rear patio. Golf cart parking. Just steps from public dock; ferry; restaurants and shops. Owner re-locating. $275,000 UNDER CONTRACT One acre with 85 beachfront on gorgeous Bight O Bay UNDER CONTRACT Three spacious bedrooms, two bath waterfront furnished home on Sea of Abaco. Stunning sunsets. High elevation. A/C throughout. W/D. Open plan. Large garage/workshop. New golf cart parking bay. New 300 ft. screened in porch. Golf cart and Isuzu included. Swimming dock and boat dock with lift. $1.2 million NEW PRICE REDUCTION Furnished two master bedrooms with A/C, waterfront hilltop cottage. Kit/liv/din, cable TV, dock, overlooking Settlement Creek $225,000 PRICE REDUCTION!!! Two-year-old 4 bedroom, 2 bath furnished home. Open plan with soaring ceiling in great room, replace, large decks. Central A/C. View of Coco Bay. Located 40 feet from Coco Bay Beach. Short walk to public dock. Asking price $575,000 PRICE REDUCTION!!! Four bedroom 3 bath fully furnished hilltop home overlooking the Sea of Abaco. Fourth bedroom suite has all round view of Green Turtle Cay. A/C. Swimming Pool. Designated dock slip. Great rental. $895,000 PRICE REDUCTION!!! Rustic furnished two bedroom two bath cottage sea to sea on White Sound and the Sea of Abaco. A/C in bedrooms. Kit/liv/dining great room. Share in private dock. Great swimming and sunsets. Very private. Only accessible by boat. Located a mile from the historic town of New Plymouth. Asking Price $435,000 Roberts House in historic settlement of New Plymouth. Waterview. Furnished. 3 beds 3 baths. Immaculate. Owner moving. $395,000 Summer Breeze: Recently remodeled furnished two story three bed 2 bath home located on waterfront in the heart of New Plymouth. A/C. Satellite TV. W/D. Golf cart garage. Established rental history. PRICE REDUCTION $495,000 School and Youth News From the Superintendant Lenora J. Black (Ph.D.) With a renewed sense of commitment to the children of the Abaco District in par ticular and by extension those of the Com monwealth of The Bahamas, I greet you on the threshold of yet another ex citing year; one that holds great promise for our children. Throughout the past year, Adminis ents/guardians and concerned stakeholders have combined their efforts to ensure the success of our children. Successes have been many yet they served as but an indi cation of what is possible when we unite around a common goal. With the former in mind, then, we must continue to reach farther and do what is necessary right now so as to ensure the continued growth and development of our our children. Assured of your continued support of the varied initiatives of our Department, kindly accept our appreciation for your ongoing support as we seek to build schools and communities stronger, more produc tive and civilized despite the perplexing times in which we live. Knowing the splendid performances of many students of our District during the past school year, permit me to express thanks on the behalf our Dis School Person nel who highly value the sup port of parents and the Abaco Community. As a District at large, we have every right to be extremely pleased with the performance of numerous stu dents in both Government Maintained and Privately Operated Schools throughout the Abacos. While we rightly celebrate, know that there are yet many op portunities which we must embrace to fur ther improve our educational system. With the former in mind, I, therefore, pause to encourage all parents to ensure that each home becomes an extension of the school. Parents and Guardians alike must endeavor to create a stable, nurturing environment where learning can take place beyond the four walls of the classroom on a daily basis. Further, parents and guardians are encouraged to become enthusiastically involved in the varied activities at their childs/childrens school thereby building a strong bond with teachers and admin istrators. This, parents/guardians, could only hasten the realization of the Districts One Goal of Excellence for Each Stu dent in Each Classroom in Each School to become a reality indeed. Additional, I am hopeful that all Abaco District Back to School Message 2012/2013 Tips for easing back into school By Jennifer Hudson Although the summer heat and humid ity will be with us for a while longer, the long, lazy, relaxing days of summer will soon be over for school students. Many par ents are breathing a sigh of relief and while many students are looking forward to the new school year and the opportunities it can offer, some may be a little reluctant to get back down to work. Whatever the feelings of parents and students towards the begin ning of the new school year, there are sev eral things which can make the transition from holiday to school a much easier one. Adjust to the new routine: Children have probably been staying up much later during the summer holidays so instead of suddenly telling them they must go to bed earlier the night before school, move the bedtime to an earlier time several days before so that the child can adjust to the new routine. If your child is anxious about going back to school, listen to them and discuss their concerns and give them reassurance. Talk about the old friends that they will meet up with again and new ones they will make. School supplies: Not all the things your child will need for school can be bought in advance since textbooks etc. will be advised on by the teachers once school begins but any sup stakeholders in the Abaco District would make a lasting commitment to the success of this nation by playing an even greater role in the success of our schools. Kindly remember, partners, the future will outlast all of us. However, we will all be dutybound to live in the future that each of us creates. In conclusion, I encourage all stu dents to seize every opportunity to maxi mize their God given potential. Know that there is full access to education in our Ba tion for anyone not to do well. Know that the future of our country belongs to those who diligently take the time to prepare for it today. By the grace of Almighty God, I school year 2012 2013 will be a bright one indeed as we seek to Foster Compe tence, Character and Citizenship in Pursuit of Excellence in Education. That the Abaco District will continue to attain abundant successes, I have no doubt! Above: Dr. Lenora J. Black, Abaco District Super intendant of Education. She hope to continue the growth and development of Abacos students and to strive for higher goals. Please see Tips Page 12 The Abaconian wishes all students returning to school a great semester. Work hard and achieve!

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian September 1, 2012 ABACO FREIGHT COURIER SERVICES Ocean Air 6671 W Indiantown Rd, Suite 50-456 Jupiter, Florida 33458 Walk-in and special handling nick@abacofreight.com Nick Mazzeo Sports By Canishka Alexander During the month of August, play ers enjoyed a successive round of softball games at the Murphy Town Ball Field and of the games took place on August 10 be tween the Destroyers and the DNR Slug gers after the game was cancelled for the F.E.S. Peacocks and R.J. Runners wom ens teams. The Destroyers were merciless in their game against the DNR players and won 10-0 with Freddie Skipper Cornish as the winning pitcher. Shortstop Nigel Bootle Jr. achieved the most hits going 2 for 3. Cornish said that the game did not go as well as they had planned. He added that some of the players got lucky on the fast balls thrown by DNR Pitcher Thomas Machine Gun Kelly, and that in their next practice they would work on hitting fast balls and getting around the bases properly. The pitching tonight was up to par, and they held us down pretty good, but we came out on top by a small, marginal score, Cornish concluded. On August 11, the R.J. Runners met up with the Lady Sluggers for a close game at the Murphy Town Ball Field. The Lady Sluggers got away with a one-point lead to beat the Runners: 6-5. The winning pitch er was Amanda Pyfrom. In the next game, it was the DNR Sluggers vs. the Creters Bulldogs. Once again, DNR players suffered a devastating loss when the Bulldogs beat them 14-0 with Winning Pitcher Tyler Josewale Russell at the helm. William Lefty Weatherford went 3 for 3 to earn the most hits in that game. New Vision. Holding the hot bat for the DNR Sluggers was Densil Pinder, who has 4 out of 5 successful hits. DNR scored 19, while New Vision accumulated 17 points. It was a good game with little ups and downs, but we played well, DNR Player Kevin Hicks commented. Were tice and coming together to gel as a team. The following weekend on August 17, another doubleheader was held at the Murphy Town Ball Field. First up were the Lady Sluggers and the F.E.S. Peacocks. Winning Pitcher Rhonda Eldon took her team to victory as they scored 15 runs against the Peacocks four runs. The featured game between the Bull dogs and Destroyers saw the Bulldogs Shortstop Willard Gardiner making the most of his hits as he went 3 for 4. In the end, the Bulldogs scored 9 while the De stroyers grabbed four points for their team. Finally on Aug.18, the Destroyers beat DNR 12 to 2. Destroyers Catcher Todd Thompson garnered 3 for 3 hits, and Oscar Togo Rolle was recorded as the winning pitcher. Lady Sluggers, Destroyers win two weekend games in August Third Jeffrey Rodgers Basketball Camp teaches skills and discipline By Mirella Santillo For the third time Coach Jeffrey Rod gers came to Marsh Harbour to share his knowledge of the game with the local chil dren. Coach Rodgers recently celebrated basketball summer camps in Nassau as well as on other islands of the Caribbean. Approximately thirty kids aged 5 to 16 attended the camp which was held from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. starting August 6 at Agape Christian Schools Grace Gym nasium. It ended in the evening of August 10 with a demonstration for the parents of what their children had learned during The coordinator, Tony William Da vis, explained that he had asked Mr. Rodg Please see Basketball Page 9 Above: Rhonda Penn Eldon pitching for the Lady Sluggers to Runners player Cicely Parker. The Lady Sluggers won 6-5. Above: Jeffrey Rodgers along with Leonardo Davis and Tehran Cox, his assistants at the camp.

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Septermber 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 ers to come to Abaco again to expose the local kids to professional basketball tech niques. Before relinquishing the stage to the children Coach Rodgers thanked the parents present, reminding them how im portant it was that they support their chil dren by sharing some of their experiences. Watching them as they practice and play creates a lasting bond between parents and children. He explained that, for him, holding the summer camps is like a ministry, dur ing which he not only teaches the game but also instills notions of integrity, respect and discipline. He said that he was going to be more involved in the program. Next year he is trying to bring some of the MBA players he knew to Marsh Harbour. He further mentioned the availability of schol arships for gifted players. Basketball From Page 8 Sports During their demonstration the chil dren were lined up. One was called to do the invocation. Then they all sung the Na the Pledge. They were then separated into age groups to demonstrate a series of drills aimed at showing how to move on a bas ketball court. The demonstration continued with exhibition games. The children had learned an impressive amount in a short time. The many parents who attended that evening expressed their appreciation on many occasions. They clapped and cheered as their children demonstrated all the tech niques they had learned. Coach Rodgers was accompanied by Leonardo Davis who is a professional player in Canada. His second helper was Tehran Cox, who just N.C. He too intends to return to the United States to play professionally. By Mirella Santillo Basketball, swimming and track are among the most popular sports practiced on Abaco, but for the last few months Coach Daran Miller has drawn the atten tion of a group of young men who en rolled in his daily boxing training sessions. the year there were less than ten students. Now twenty young men have registered for Coach Millers boxing training. They meet for practice early morn ing or late afternoon at the Murphy Town learn the basic principles of boxing. Mr. Millers goal is to prepare them for interisland competition, eventually in New Providence. After four months of daily training, he selected a group of six young men aged Jose Roldan who is 8 and his brother An tonio who is 15, Terran Albury, 10, Ruf fus Martin, 14, Abraham Minns and Tyler Davis, both 15. Coach Miller said that they were cho sen for their manners, their determination and focus. They are not quite ready for a tournament in Nassau, explained the coach, they still have a few areas they have to practice on, such as sparring, jabs and uppercuts. But Coach Miller is nonthe-less planning to enter them in a tour First Abaco boxing team soon to participate in tournament From left to right: Coach Daran Miller, Tyler Davis, Terran Albury, Jose Roldan, Anto nio Roldan, Ruffus Martin and Abraham Minns Please see Boxing Page 16 Above: A young boy at the Jeffrey Rodgers Basketball Camp practices dribbling.

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian September 1, 2012 Compiled by Jennifer Hudson In May, 2012, seven students from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada Child Counts School in Marsh Harbour. graduates; two were on academic student placements in Early Childhood Studies. Abaco. April Pisani Ryerson BSW graduate Many weeks have passed since I re turned home to Toronto, Canada from Ev ery Child Counts School. I have not been able to stop thinking about my experience in Abaco. I miss the amazing scenery, the lovely weather, the calm and quiet that came with being surrounded by so much natural beauty. However, what I miss most is the feeling I had each morning when arriving at Every Child Counts, being greeted with smiles and laughter. ECC is the most positive atmosphere I have ever encountered: the interaction and relations among staff and students are like a lov ing and supportive family, and the student volunteers from Ryerson University were made to feel so welcome. The children ex pressed so much appreciation for my help, without knowing just how great their im pact on me would be. For the gratitude, love, positivity and joy that the children at ECC carried with them and shared each day, I am forever inspired and grateful. Thank youI miss you all dearly! TUNE IN TO 98.7 FM & 100.3 FM TODAY. WE'RE HERE AND WE'RE WAITING FOR YOU. LISTEN UPABACO! School and Youth News Heather Cox-Gurdon Ryerson BSW graduate My experience in Abaco volunteer learning, laughter and life-long memories. What stood out for me was how welcoming and kind the school and community were to our volunteer group. Staff and students openly shared their stories of struggle, suc cess and goals for the future of the school. It was very powerful to have the oppor tunity to listen to peoples stories and be part of the process of making future goals a reality. I travelled with ECC student athletes to the Bahamas National Special Olym pics. It demonstrated to me how sport builds self-esteem and empowers people of all ages and abilities while promoting ac ceptance of diversity. It also showed me how the Abaco community came together to turn the dreams of children and youth into reality through raising funds and en couraging students to persevere in the face of adversity. Rachel Gillis Ryerson BSW graduate The most amazing thing about Every Child Counts, and Abaco for that matter, was the sense of community. Everyone was connected and invested in each other. Whether at the school, or at the grocery store, or even at the beach, we were al ways at home. I've traveled to many places around the world as a student, but none have been so warm and embracing. involved students in the care of the school and each other. I'll always have a little Abaco in me wherever I go. Amanda Lewis Ryerson BSW graduate Travelling to Abaco was easy for me. I had more trouble leaving the quiet island surrounded by beautiful ocean, kind people who made me feel truly appreciated and the smiling faces that greeted me every sin gle day at ECC. It felt like home. Walking Above: Professor Jean Golden, center, with her group of volunteers from Ryerson Uni versity. The Toronto group spent several weeks with the students of ECC as volunteers. Please see ECC Page 12

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian September 1, 2012 Exclusive Abaco Island Estate 1 hour from Florida, private island with house & guest cottage. Own your dream home, retire in Paradise, Marsh Harbour, Bahamas www.BahamasIslandHome.com 2.62 acres on Sugarloaf cay 3230 sq. ft. interior, w/ 1500 of porches Guest Cottage, 1073 sq. ft. 2/1 Fully furnished including all electronics, appliances, decor in both houses 2 boats: 19 Boston Whaler, 22 Glacier Bay 30,000 gallons of fresh water cistern Back up water line from mainland 25 ft. Elevation on rock with concrete foundation Storm/security shutters Interior construction is all wood not drywall Dock with boat hoist Located in the HUB of Abaco double check the time to make sure I was not late because there were so many stu dents sitting at their desks ready to learn. I learned quickly most students arrived ear ly every day, sometimes even before the teachers. It is a safe haven for them, free from discrimination. Their smiling faces and conversations would turn my entire weeks I spent in Abaco are ones that will stay with me for a long time. Stephanie Henthorn Ryerson BSW graduate Volunteering in The Bahamas was one of the greatest experiences I have ever had in my years of working in the disabil The Abaco community was very welcom ing and genuinely happy to have us there. The ECC teachers and volunteers were of ten working with limited resources in the classroom, but it did not impact the level of support and attention that was given to the students. There were students with a range of abilities and the teachers always ensured that all of the students had an ac tive role in getting the work done. There is a vocational program that makes soap to sell in the community and plans for expan sion of vocational training opportunities. I came back to Canada over two months ago and think of Abaco daily. I can't wait until an opportunity presents itself for me to go back again! What a beautiful and welcom ing community. Archana Kathir Ryerson Early Childhood Studies student At ECC I helped a teacher run daily routines, transitions and plan lessons. I also School and Youth News ECC From Page 10 worked one-on-one with multiple students who were in my classroom. I participated in the Special Olympics Torch Run in Aba co alongside ECC students and local mem bers of the community. This was an amaz ing opportunity to meet a number of the students parents, siblings and supportive community members. Within ECC student corporated in the morning activities. With my dance background I decided to create an activity that focused on bringing more movement into the classroom. This activity allowed the children to express their own creativity, moving to the beat and rhythm of the music. My favorite memory at Every Child in their learning. Through previous experi ences with children, I learned that being patient with children allowed them to truly strive in their learning. One child in par ticular needed guidance to help him focus on his work. Because I was able to provide him the support he needed along with posi tive encouragement he was motivated to complete his work. I saw a huge improve ment in his work habits. Erikka Dal Bello Ryerson Early Childhood Studies student The ECC teachers and the students helped me grow as an individual and a pro fessional. The teachers taught me ways children with different needs and abilities. The students showed me how different and talented every child is and how they can achieve wonders with a positive attitude and encouragement What surprised me about Abaco was the friendliness of everyone. Many people knew that we were volunteering at ECC and always had the nicest things to say to say. It was surprising to see how friendly people there were to us, yet know how students with disabilities are not always treated the same way in the community. Coming from university study that focuses highly on inclusion with children with spe cial needs, it was a big change to see how many children are not given the support in the Bahamian public school system to learn and be successful. It was a really great experience to be able to work with all these students at ECC where they are all welcome and encouraged to do their best. Jean Golden Professor of Sociology at Ryerson Univer sity I have been travelling to Abaco for wonderful friends. It is a community of beauty and warmth. Two years ago Mary Gottlieb introduced me to Lyn Majors, the principal of Every Child Counts School. I quickly learned the exceptional story of ECC since 1998 through the leadership of Lyn Majors and the support of the Abaco community. I realized Ryerson University had human resources, -students, faculty and community contacts, -to assist ECC in its educational work, and ECC had the educational environment to help Ryerson students develop professionally. student volunteers arrived. By the end them wanted to leave. They learned much about the warmth of the Abaconian peo ple, the extraordinary commitment of the ECC teacher and volunteers, the absence of educational and vocational support for children with disabilities by the Bahamian government and the need for community disability awareness programs. Most im portantly, their experiences in ECC and Abaco reinforced for them the value of every human life, the beauty in human di versity, and the importance of giving back to others. It is a joy for me personally, as their teacher and mentor, to have been part of this learning process in Abaco. In turn, I learned much from these seven students and from the principal, teachers, students and staff of Every Child Counts. Tips From Page 7 plies, such as number two pencils, eras ers, ruler, notebooks and binders should be bought in advance so that the student is well equipped and prepared. The Local Government Committees in each of the ar eas normally hold a Back to school get to gether for the children in their constituency at which they donate bags of many of the items needed so it is good to take advantage of these events. Nutrition: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Many children are sent to school without breakfast and are unable to perform satisfactorily in school because their brains do not have the nutrition they need and the children are sleepy, lethargic and unable to concentrate. No matter how much your child may beg for the fancy cereals which are packed full of sugar it is absolutely undesirable to allow them to eat these for breakfast as all they will do is give them a sugar spike which can make them hyperac tive and cause behavioural and concentra tion problems. A breakfast which includes protein, such as eggs and milk, is the best start to the day. Lunch: Mrs. Lovely Reckley organiz es a lunch program for three schools, Every Please see Tips Page 13

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Septermber 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 Dr. Keith Lewis Will be in ofce from: 242-367-0020 Child Counts, Central Abaco Primary and Abaco Central High where nutritious and tasty lunches can be purchased for a small price. In the case of certain students whose parents are suffering hardship, lunches are provided for these students free of charge but the students have to be recommended by the schools guidance counselor. In schools where parents and students cannot take ad vantage of this program then a good nutri tious lunch should be packed. This should contain sandwiches, vegetables and fruit with fruit juice or water to drink. Do not pack sodas for your child as these are chock full of sugar. Snacks full of trans-fats should also not be packed; these include cookies, snack cakes and regular chips. Older chil dren should be encouraged to pack their own lunches. Homework: Having set routines and a set place School and Youth News to study at home will make it much easier for children to be organized and successful at school. Distractions such as television, radio, the Internet and telephone during homework time should be totally discour aged. Extra-curricular activities: Children should be encouraged to par ticipate in extracurricular activities such as band, science projects and sports but care should be made to leave enough time for homework and family time. It is very impor tant for parents to show an interest in their childs school life so they should become in volved in the schools PTA (Parent Teach ers Association), fundraising activities and offering volunteer help whenever needed. Always attend parent teacher conferences. Parents often do not realize how taking an active interest in their childs school can positively affect their childs performance. Happy school year to all students. Tips From Page 2 Michelle Roark, who attained her degree in Early Childhood and Special Education in Georgia, moved back to Abaco with her husband, Evan, and is the new owner of Angels Academy. Angels Academy, located on Front Street, Marsh Har bour, is under new ownership. Michelle Roark, previously Mi chelle Albury, has purchased the school from the previous own er, April Parotti, and has been working hard for the beginning of the new school year. The staff at Angels Academy will remain the same with Barbara Johnson continuing as principal. Considering questions par ents might have about the new ownership Ms. Roark explained some of the improvements and changes that will be coming to the school starting this year and moving into the future. Weve tripled the amount of books in the library, Ms. Roark explained, thanks, mostly, to many generous donations from people who want to see this school succeed. We are also add ing a sixth grade this year, but that will be will remain strictly an elementary school. She is also adding internet to the school this semester and is working on hav ing at least one computer per classroom. Ms. Roark commented, There are so many tools, effective technologies that have proven to bring advantages to stu dents despite the size or limited resources of a school. Internet access and education about computers is going to be more and more important for Bahamians in the com ing decades. Even more so than it is now. Ms. Roark also planned on keeping the small class size per grade, explaining how important it is for students to have ad equate time with the teachers. I really believe in the staff we have, Ms. Roark said, and one of the strengths of this school is the close inter action between our kids and our teachers; there are a lot of opportunities for on-onone instruction. I also have the utmost re spect for Principal Johnson and what she has been able to accomplish. Going forward Ms. Roark expressed excitement over new classesMusic and Spanishas well as the offerings of a par tial scholarship for some students. She also explained that she and the staff would look out either through discounts for up-front payment or across the board tuition cuts depending on enrollment. Angels Academy under new ownership

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian September 1, 2012 NOTICE In Memory Those we love remain with us, for love itself lives on. Cherished memories never fade, because one loved is gone. Those we love can never be more than a thought apart. For as long as theres a memory, they live on in our heart. We miss you Brent! Brent N. Albury 1 Sept, 1972 9 Feb, 2010 Submitted by Dr. James Hull What does "preventative care" mean? The phrase seems self-explanatory: stop a disease before you get it. However, you can take it one step further: prevent a dis ease from causing a problem that will lead to a shortened life and impairments during that life. I have been practicing medicine in Abaco for over a decade. When I started my career I had a vision that I would be able to educate my patients and they would make the appropriate changes in their lives leading to healthier, happier and longer lives. What I have found however, is that most of my patients listen to what I say in we talk about. In the beginning it frustrated me to have a patient come back for a visit only to heard so many reasons why a patient has not come back for blood work, stopped taking their medicine, why they can't lose weight or why they smoke that I could write a book. I have thought about my patients and why they do what they do and it comes down to two simple facts. We are all creatures of habit and we have beliefs which dictate how we act. We have spent our lives develop ing habits and beliefs which have usually been passed down to us from our family or friends. The challenge for me as a physi cian and my patients is that we must be honest about our habits and beliefs and how they affect our lives. Firstly, so many people do not see the connection between how they lead their lives and how it affects their health. The lack of exercise, over eating and drinking can only affect us negatively. Most of us are guilty of at least one, if not all three of these. We all must face the fact that as we get older our bodies are less capable of taking the abuse and even tually it will take its toll on us and lead to reduced quality of life and earlier deaths. I have heard many false beliefs such as high blood pressure gives us a headache so you only need to take your pressure medicine when you have a headache or double up on your medicine when you have a headache. There are so many erroneous things people believe. If we combine these false facts with poor habits then we have a formula for disaster. The next time you look in the mirror be honest with yourself and say "I know some of the things I am doing can and will hurt me." Please talk to your doc tor and establish a plan together that helps you create better habits. Please erase the false beliefs that you have grown up with and replace them with accurate ones. Over time, you can get to a place where you are no longer hurting yourself but actually helping yourself and increasing the odds that you will live a long and healthy life. For your Health: Habits and Beliefs Opinion Insights for your Innerspring Cure Yourself of The Failure Disease Submitted by Whitney Bain Excuses, excuses, excuses! Dont you just hate them? In the last issue we discussed the power of belief and how it can launch you to success. Now we will focus on one of the biggest hindrances to attaining success excuses. Dr. Schwartz calls the failure disease excusitis. Excusitis is a mind-deadening thought disease which can be observed in people. He encourages the reader to study people very carefully to discover, and then apply, success-rewarding prin ciples to your life. He further contends that every failure has this disease in its ad vanced form. So I ask you, whats wrong with a little excuse? Havent you noticed how excuses off the hook? Excuses are convenient; they allow us to avoid some things; they dont put any pressure on us; in fact, they relieve pressure. If we are honest with ourselves, excuses are a tool used to put things off. And if we are further honest we could make a long list of things that we have put off over the months and years (present company included). The funny thing is that the more you put things off, the easier it becomes, and eventually put ting things off becomes the norm and trying We can see examples of people all around us who are experts in creating excuses, and Dr. Schwartz mentions that thoughts, positive or negative, grow stronger when fertilized with constant repetition. Clear ly, those of us who want a better existence tomorrow must cure ourselves of this dreaded disease called excusitis today. Schwartz further stated that the thinking that guides your intelligence is much more important than how much intelligence you have. Our way of thinking is the key to moving forward and being consistent. In high school I had a friend who was weak in almost every subject. Instead of settling for his state at that time, he and I made a pact to come to school one hour early and I would help him with his studies. He was a man of his word and we studied together for some time. Needless to say, after a while his results started to change. Con sequently, in his senior year, he was able to meet the requirements and graduate high school. Even more impressive than that great transformation is the fact that this gentleman went on to become an indepen dent, successful business owner. I was so proud of him! He did not allow his former condition to dictate to him, and he drew as time passed by. He did not allow excus es to stop him. This is a clear example of someone who, rather than being thwarted by what appeared to be his lack of intel ligence, allowed his thinking to guide his intelligence. What can you accomplish if you just put in some extra effort? How far can you rise if you cast off the well-worn and familiar excuses? Some people may feel that because of their age they have very little time left to accomplish anything of value; this too is an excuse. You can accomplish whatever you want at any age, and we all can con tribute to the overall development of each other by our moving towards those things that we desire. What if the many notable persons in this world had looked at their age or circumstances and stopped pursuing their desires? We would not be the society that we are today. You have something of value and worth to give to the world, and the next transformational invention or thought process could very well come from you! Words well said are like sooth ing medicine to an aching wound and many of those who are older in our society have this ability to speak positive words into the lives of other people and need to start do ing so. Those of you who are older should not make the excuse that young people will not listen to you or apply your advice be cause of the age gap or inability to relate. The world is yearning for true leadership. Your years of experience could be a gold mine for many persons needing guidance. On the other hand, there are many who have so much knowledge and wisdom that they long to offer, but they are so beaten down by negative self-speak (negative speaking) and debilitating self-think (negative thinking); that they tend to resign themselves not to say anything at all. This posture of failure does no one any good. Start to listen to positive words and get good information into your mind. Your bodys external presentation of itself is di When failure becomes comfortable in your failure and excuse are pushed out day changing. Bad things are allowed to hap pen when good people stand around and do nothing. There are so many ills that thrive in our country; I believe that the solutions to many of these problems lie right in our midst; in the minds of people who refuse to say or do anything. Failure will continue to be a promi nent billboard on the highway of our ex istence if we allow it to remain. Stop excusitis in its tracks and create an envi ronment of action so that success will be realized and failure will no longer be a fac tor. Remember, there is no such thing as failure, only resistance; and resistance can be overcome eventually. The Innerspring Toolbox provides re sources for readers that can assist in their studies, their businesses or in their own personal development. Enjoy!

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Septermber 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 By Your Example As A True Family Man, We Will Try to Follow Give yourself entirely to those around You. Be generous of your blessings. A kind gesture can reach a wound that Only compassion can heal. Steve Maraboli We have a choice. To be loved we must love. We create love with love. Compassion turns around lives, Including our own. Let us challenge each Other in daily situations to choose the Lov ing way and feel the difference. As we Open our hearts to others, sorrows fade and we shine as one. In Loving Memory of Marcel Sawyer Of Green Turtle Cay August 17th, 1925 July 24, 2011 You are remembered and missed by your Wife Myrtle Sawyer and your Children: Keith, Marjorie, Edison, Freddie, Arlene and Thomas.You are also missed by your many Grandchildren, family and friends. You will Forever Remain in our Hearts and Memories Funeral Service for Deacon Has tin Mr. West Rus sell 86, of Coopers Town Abaco, who died at his residence July 22nd, was held on Saturday 28th, 11:00 a.m. at Faith Walk Church of God, Coo pers Town Abaco. Bishop Archilaus Coo per assisted by Rev. Hubert Edgecombe Hill Top Public Cemetery Coopers Town Abaco.Left to mourn his passing and trea suring precious memories are: His wife of 62 years: Evelyn Russell, Children: Flor ence and Elmore Sawyer, Raymond and Pa mala Russell, Evelyn and Anthony Cooper Sr., Angelina and Hartman Cooper, Errily and Nebra, Pete Russell, Abagail and De oli McIntosh, Hastin Jr., Dmario and Pa trice Russell, Adopted son: Charles Mills. Grand-children: Trevor and Gardinia Light bourne, Tempelton Sawyer, Tara and Jamal Moss, Chuck and Koneka Sawyer Amanda and Amico Sawyer, Jamal Russell, George, Mona and Sanfa Knowles, Anthony Jr., Antoinette, Anthronique, Samuel, Caramel, Calivia, Aresnio and Andrew Cooper, Phe neisha and Angelo Poitier, Jade, Kaysha, Petra and Latacia Russell, Kristin and De andra McIntosh and Shareze Russell, Great grand-children: Ashley, Tyler, Selina, Se rene, Chuck Jr., Justin and Michael Sawyer, Sierra and Chase Moss, Kya and Christian Sawyer, Jamal Russell Jr., Tayla, Santinio, Darren and Ieaha Knowles, Quashawn and Dashawn Smith, Bayla and Jayden Sawyer, Brandon and Cameron Cooper, Amari Bal lou, Jayquan Sands and Kera Rolle, Great great grand-children: Sky Knowles and Malichi Sawyer, Sisters-in-law: Saveletha Reckley, Annie McIntosh and Lucie Davis, God-children: Curtis Cooper, Geo Poitier and Administrator Cephas Cooper. Many nieces & nephews, and a host of other friends and relatives. Funeral Service for Fu neral Service for Aramin tha Curry 75, of Wood Cay, Abaco, was held on Saturday, Au gust 11th 2012 at 10:00 a.m., at St. Thomas Baptist Church, Wood McIntosh, assisted by other ministers. In terment followed in St. Thomas Baptist Church Cemetery, Wood Cay, Abaco. Left to cherish her memories are: her children: Joseph Curry, Deborah McKenzie, Edwin Curry, V. Leashan Ferguson, Lydia and Remembering Family and Friends David Curry; adopted son: Talbot Johnson ; grandchildren: Julie Greene, Joemaine, Jasmine and Cameron Curry, Edoney and Evelisa Russell, Elvardo Butler, James and Jane Johnson, Cliphoriah Knowles, Nickeva Smith, Shevonne, Anishka, Marcia, Brad ley Jr. and Britney McKenzie, Edron, Ed milderia, Edvandrea, Edvinero, Edmilvan nera, Edvanek and Kashan Curry, Dwayne Jr., Dweshanique, Dwenise and Daniel Fer guson, Renardo Brown, Tyronia and Ty roneka Albury, Berneisha Davis, Delvon, Davina, Demarco, Thonisha, Deon, Baron and Davon Curry, Aprilla, Talbertha, and Talbot Johnson Jr.; great grandchildren: Al vonal, Alisha, Alvin Jr., Allanka Greene, Jalano, Jayden and Kalyn Curry, Edoney Russell, Kalla Butler, Darrenique Woodside and Adryanna Rolle, Arianna Sands, Brad ley McKenzie III, Allyssa Smith and Sha nia Wells, Shane Edgecombe, Tyquanya Albury, Renyi Brown, Shavonre and Brad ley; two daughters-in-law: Judy Curry and Patsy Johnson ; two sons-in-law: Dwayne Ferguson Sr. and Bradley McKenzie Sr.; three sisters: Geneva McIntosh, Betty Stra chan and Monica Russell ; four brothers: Victor, Donald, Roland and Delvin McIn tosh; three sisters-in-law: Pricilla, Eliza and Hermis Thomas, Sydney Russell, Elisha, Fredrick and Arthur Curry; numerous niec es and nephews. A host of other relatives and friends. Funeral Service for Rev. Mer lin Dad dy Moe or Uncle Moe McIn tosh Pastor of Zion Baptist Church, 76, of Fox Town Ab aco, who died at his residence July 24th was held on Sun day 28th, 11:00 a.m. at Zion Baptist Church Fox Town Abaco. Bishop B. Wenith Davis President of Zion United Baptist Conven Dean Superintendent of the Abaco District and Deacon Daniel Curry. Interment fol lowed in the Public Cemetery Fox Town Abaco. Left to cherish his memories are: His Loving wife: Millie Admilda McIntosh, His children: Maria and Gersil Edgecombe and family: Nacia, Deangelo, Renecce and Keva Edgecombe, Deandre and Jahmarie Farrington, Judymae and Ronald Russell and family: Omar(deceased) Shameaka, Meric and Justin Russell-Zyanne Riley King and Gayniah Russell, Ednamae(deceased) and Gladwin Gardiner and family: Ferino, Aniska Albury and Valdez Gardiner-Glade na, Lathora, Shannon, Zander, Ethan, Ian and Jaquey Albury also Natassia Gardiner. Adopted children: Louise McIntoshLa mando Curry, Taylia McIntosh, Jeron, Choia and Mialeah McDonald Lawanda McIntoshGregory and Damario Stuart. Sister: Manvella Pinder. Brothers: Reginald Jr., Wilfred and Leaneth McIntosh. Sisterin-law: Evelyn Russell, Brother-in-law: Ar nold Thomas. Many nieces and nephews. A Host of other loving family and friends. Memo rial service for the late Horace Ar nott Pierre Age 28 years, of Marsh Har bour, Abaco and Nassau was held on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012, at 7.30pm at Bethel Baptist Church, Meeting Street. Left to cher ish Horaces memory are:-His Father, Hor ace A. Pierre Jr., SISTER Schano Pierre, Stepmother: Dianne Pierre, Grandmother: Barbara Pierre, Adopted mother: Angela McDonald, Aunts: Bridgette King, Patti Cox, Adopted brothers; Osbourne Ossie Pintard, Brando Gibson, Ricky Bowleg, Ralph & Nebat Williams, Uncles: Her man King, Gary Cox, Fred Bowleg, Vin cent, Calvin, Benson, Derek, Gary, Floyd, Lenny McDonald, Junior Riley, James Dawkins, James Clarke, Roosevelt Porter, Erskine Woods, Jeffrey Collins, Charles Maillis Aunts: Margurita McDonald, Cath erine Clarke, Luzera Woods, Rosie Col lins, Marina Maillis, Deann Christie, Judith McPhee and Tonya Gibson; Virginia Bow leg, Ivy, Patsy, Eulease, Francine Jerry and Marsha McDonald, Olga McDonald of Tampa Florida and Joan Michelle. Many other family and friends. Fu neral Service For Micieze Remy, 48, of Marsh Har bour, Abaco and formerly of Dessalines, Haiti was held on Saturday August 18th, 2012 at 10:00 am at St. Fran cis De Sales Catholic Church, Marsh Har Madrazo. Interment followed in the Public Cemetery, Marsh Harbour, Abaco. Left to cherish her memories are her children: Dady Dauphin, Daniel Dauphin, Mercila Andrevil, Marie-Gertha Dauphin, Remy Sertil, Mochenique Sertil; Mother: Mercilia Andrevil; Father: Taleron Remy; Grand children: Dieumilkeus Esticar, Hermano Esticar, Kenberly Pierre, Lovethana Mo leon, Carlos Dauphin, Spenser Dauphin, Kely Sertil; Sons and daughters in law: Jeaneloude Moleon; Clauvis Pierre; Frans Philippa, Pierre Flermond, Sterjdy, Jand son; Brothers and Sisters: Philogene Osi ace, Louisana and Micherese Remy, Jack son and Nehemie Absolu, Mirlande Pierre; Rouldolph Anocia, Nira, Menaee, Jociase, Anderson and Pierre Rodette Aristide; Phe lix, Legene, Yousemis, Dezinor, Jakeus, Abdias and Ivena Sertil; Yolette, Eliakens, Remise, Ecclesiast, Mercilia, Fideline and Papouche Remy; Rodenson, Crisla, Jean Pierre and Louisana Flermond; Dorceus Sterdy Mesidor Markenley; Orthe Diejist, Jean Pierre Absolu; Sister in law: Marie Dona Dauphin; Aunts: Maurise Flermond, Anserne St. Louis, Cartrine Remy and Dol ce St. Amand; Numerous cousins, friends and other family. Maurdee Albury 63, of Marsh Harbour was suddenly called home to the Lords side, peacefully in his sleep on Tues day morning Au gust 7th, 2012. Left to cherish the many happy, priceless memo ries are: his lov ing wife Cindy; his daughter Sonia and her husband Ross and beloved grandchildren Landon and Taylor; his daughter Margo; his mother Flossie; his father J. Wilson (predeceased); his mother-in-law Beverly; father-in-law John (predeceased); brotherin-law Philip (predeceased). Seven brothers and sisters: One brother (deceased at birth) /sister Eleanor/sister Sherilyn and husband Kenneth (predeceased) and their three chil dren: niece Marcia; nephew Myron and wife Gracie; nephew Colin (predeceased)/ brother Lowell and wife Eleanor and their three children: niece Heather and husband Randy and their daughter Alora; nephew Ryan; niece Ashley/ brother Andre and wife Alice and their child Dexter (deceased shortly after birth)/ sister Janice and her Elizabeth; niece Isabella/sister Bonnie and husband Luis and their two children: niece Sabrina and husband Josh; niece Lisa and husband Neil. The majority of Maurdees Aunts and Uncles are predeceased: Grand parents George and Mary Albury; Milton and Sadie Albury; Uncle Anthony (Pump) and wife Ena; Uncle Hubert and wife Ruth; Uncle Mertland and wife Lyndal; Aunt Hattie and husband Bill; Aunt Mabel and husband Ancil; Uncle Roscoe and wife Ros lyn; Aunt Lola and husband Reginald; Aunt Nina and husband Ivan; Aunt Ephemia and husband R. Lucien; Aunt Lily and husband A. Stewart. He is survived by his Aunt Thelma and husband Jack. Sharons fam ily remains in Australia: father-in-law Don ald (predeceased) and mother-in-law Betty/ brother-in-law Don and his three children: Nathan, Cara and Zachary/ brother-in-law Dudley (predeceased)/ sister-in-law Fran ces and husband Fred and children: Jodie, Stacy and Ryan/ sister-in-law Doris/ sisterin-law Theresa and husband Shannon and children: Laura, Matthew and Emma. Left also are numerous relatives and friends far and wide.

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian September 1, 2012 Groceries All you need & more! Fruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen Foods Phone or Fax : 366-2022 Mon. Fri. 7:30am 6pm l Sat 7:30am-7pm The Place to be is Cherokee! Cherokee Food Fair NOTICETAKE NOTICE that MARLENE (MARLEE) MASON, of Hope Town, Abaco, is not an employee, agent or CURRYS FOOD STORE Customer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed ice Green Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072 Located on the harbour front nament within the next two months. They end of August. Coach Miller has already ordered the uniforms that will be red and silver: the colours of the Abaco Boxing Club. Boots, gloves and mouth piece are to be supplied by the parents. The travel expenses are an sponsors. Coach Miller can be contacted at 456-2011. Ron-Paul Cabinets Plus Phone: (242) 367-0546 Visit our Showroom Located Opposite the old Lowes Pharmacy Eureka Vacuum Cleaner Parts & Repair 4.5 CU. FT. Refrigerators $260 1.1 CU. FT. Microwave $190 MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS Full Price $720 NOW $620 Queen Price $780 NOW $680 REGULAR MATTRESS Queen Pillowtop Mattress $490 ORTHOPEDIC MATTRESS ROLLAWAY BEDS $210 & $230 SOLID WOOD HEADBOARDS COMMERCIAL CARPET $12.50 Sq. Yard PADDING $5.50 Sq. yard Owners: Ronnie & Pauline Roberts Sports Boxing From Page 9 Politics and Govt Hope Town District Council meets in August By Timothy Roberts During the August 17 meeting of the Hope Town District Council the new Is land Administrator, Preston Cunningham, was welcomed as they dealt with budgetary and other matters. Chief Councilor Jeremy Sweeting told Mr. Cunningham that he looks for ward to developing a strong working rela tionship between the council and the new administrator. Mr. Cunningham told the councilors that he has spent 41 years in public service and worked on ever island except two. He added that he is looking forward to good things here in Abaco and asked the coun cil to keep an open mind, reminding them that they are there to do the business of the people. Chris Prewitt, representing the home owners of North End, noted that the Coun cil has a contract for maintaining the roads between Hope Town settlement and Dor ros Cove which does not extend as far as North End. He said the road is in deplorable condition and the bushes on the sides of truck would not be able to pass. He said that the homeowners on North End pay taxes like everyone else and should get the same consideration. Mr. Sweeting said he feels the coun cil should be able to put more focus on that area and though the budget is tight the council would see how they could assist. Mr. Prewitt also stated that he has been trying for years to get the telephone junction boxes upgraded as the conditions of the phone system is terrible; sometimes as many as 12 phones are out. Mr. Pre witt asked the administrator if he could do something to which the administrator said he would see what he could do. Harold Malone said that a man and his family at Hope Town is donating mon ey to build a community library and has already opened an account with large de posit in place. It is estimated that he will be donating over $200,000 to complete the project. The man is asking to also be permit ted to do renovations on the government front of government building and remov ing western bathroom to other side of the building. The Administrator suggested that there be a town meeting to get public opin ion which the Council agreed they would do. Concerning the wall of the government buildings the administrator said seek the opinion of the people and based on that bring the information to the central govern ment as it is their property. Mr. Sweeting said they will aim for a meeting at the end of August. Mr. Sweeting noted that they had to do a lot of cutting to accommodate Guana Cays dump situation and they also are adjusting to account for the inclusion of North End Road in the Maintenance Con tract. Danny Trembley, who holds the con tract for the road maintenance said they would need an additional 200 dollars per month extra to include it the North End Road Johnny Harold Bethel was contact ed about his barge that was stranded on a beach at Guana Cay during Hurricane Irene in 2011. He informed the Council that he is waiting to get the boat licensed in order to be able to move it. He hopes to have it moved by the end of August. Some council members visited Cor nish Cay after receiving information that there were things happening without the necessary permits. Their inspection didn't reveal any issues; however, there appeared to be some questionable dredging which may have been done several years ago. According to the Port Department, Lobster Rock and Porgi Rock will receive warning lights which was welcome news to the Council. The Royal Bahamas De fense Force has requested it be done im mediately. Abaco Tug and Transport and SUN CO Builders submitted applications to car ry out sand mining. Abaco Tug applied for an area at Tilloo bank. The council said that because it is a tourist attraction and it would cause shifting of the beach they would decline it. Both applications were declined. A forty foot long freight service dock for Joes Cay was granted after review.

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Septermber 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 Abaco Marine Props Propellers Reconditioned & Rehubbed Phone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Brass Stainless Aluminum Sandblasting & Marine grade welding on Stainless and Aluminum Colina Insurance Limited seeks 4 sales representatives to sell our diversified portfolio of insurance products and related financial solutions in Abaco. We are particularly interested in individu als who are financially driven, with a g ood work ethic and a sense of responsi bility to clients. Some college background preferred but not mandatory. This is a career that has unique possi bilities for earnings, advancement and flexibility. We offer excellent benefits and competitive compensation. To schedule a private and confidential in terview, please cont act our office on Don McKay Blvd. by phone at 367.3432. Your rsum is required at the time of the interview. C A R E E R O P P O R T U N I T Y F O R S A L E S R E P R E S E N T A T I V E S A B A C O O F F I C E Across 2. GOLFSport involving putting. 4. CURIOSITYName of rover that recently landed on Mars. 7. PROVIDENCENew __________; Nassau. 10. GREECEOriginal country of The Olympics. 12. FRENCHOfficial Language of The Olympics. 15. PADDLINGMethod of propelling a kayak or canoe. 18. BALLASTHeavy material used to stabilize ships. 19. DOMINOESStart with a double-six. Down 1. BGCSEAcronym; Bahamian high school exams 3. LYNYARD_______ Cay; location of the wrecked Peter Mowell. 5. INDIAMost populated commonwealth nation. 6. BRAZILCountry of the 2016 Summer Olympics. 8. VANDERPOOL-WALLACEFirst Bahamian athlete to reach the finals in an Olympic Swimming Event. 9. MERMAIDA mythical creature; A popular reef. 11. CRABBINGVerb; The act of chasing down t hese decapods and catching them in a croaker sack. 12. FRITTERSWay to eat conch using batter and deep frying. 13. HARDDescribing water with a high mineral content. 14. ROYALTYA king, queen, prince or their family. 16. DARTSGame involving a bullseye. 17. GRAYMinister of Agriculture. Across 1. Used on blackboards. 6. _______ reef; Abaco home to the third largest in the world. 7. Ten year old charity beach party. 9. Opposite of simple; a cluster of buildings or 12. Most schools fall into this two ________ system. 13. A type of coral; not staghorn. 14. Golden _______; Nickname given to the four Bahamian gold medalists at the 2012 Olympic Games. 17. ________ land; a bejeweled head-piece. 18. A concern with the appearance of strange moles and freckles; Too much sun a large factor of this. 2. Being typical. 3. Purchased for a vehicle, a house or your health. 4. Green _______; Rare phenomena relating to sunsets, 5. Introduction of a document; _________ to the Constitution. 8. "God save the _______" 10. Lamb; a type of snapper. 11. Famous victim of Nassau murder conspiracy. 15. salt; ________ chloride. fahrenheit water. August 15 Crossword Answers

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian September 1, 2012 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS Buying? Selling? Want more business? A low cost ad like this can bring fast results Call 367-3200 Fax 367-3677 WANTED TO BUY Wanted to Buy: Commercial Properties or Acreage in Abaco. Fast CASH buyer. Send location and asking price to AbacoLand@ho tmail.com. Guana Cay, 2 bed, 1 bath apt, fully furnished & equipped. $1,100/mo. Also available by the week. Call 904-982-2762 Marsh Harbour, Sky Developers 2 bed/1 bath, furnished, with A/C, washer and drier, water included, $1100/mo. Call Mrs. Green at 367-2660 Marsh Harbour, Stede Bonnet Rd. Quiet neighborhood, centrally located. 2 Bedroom, 2 bath, central A/C, 10 ceilings. Unfurnished. $1,000 p/month. Call 577-0309 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 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color highlight on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale cottage 2 bed screened porch, dock, like new. $1500 a week. www.abacoislandcottage.com www.vrbo. com/234798 for reviews. 2 bed, 2 bath, fully furnished house, big yard. $850 p/m. Call 367-2488 or 646-9734 2 bed, 2 bath, fully fur nished $1,100 per month. Call 475-4848 with 118 feet overlooking the Atlantic Beach and a snorkeling reef within swimming distance. Quiet area and close to the Green Turtle Club for added amenities. El evated lot will always have a view of Ocean. Priced to sell at $195,000 Ph. 561-207-7212 or 561-623-8863 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@ att.net one block from beach. cellent Buy $40,000.00 Call 225-3211 NEW COLOR OPTIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIFIED Call 367-3200 Fax 367-3677 abaconiannews@gmail.com PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Cherokee Hill Top, lot # 16, approximately 10,000 square feet. Call 357-6883 new waterfront 3 bed, 3 bath home w/2 kitchens. Visit www.abacowa terfronthome.com Marsh Harbour, Cove Estates, Duplex for sale, 3 bed, 2.5 bath & 1 bed, 1 bath, fully furnished with swimming pool. Call 475-4848 Church News Cookout held at Soul Saving Ministries for church bus By Samantha Evans Saturday, August 25 was an ex citing day for the church family of Soul Saving Ministries as they held a cookout fundraiser in aid the purchase of a much needed church bus. According to Assis tant Pastor Marvin Mills, this church bus will assist them in many ways especially providing transportation for members on Sunday for service and during the week for Bible Study. For a long time members of the church have been using their per sonal vehicles to pick up members which sometimes limits the level of participation of many. The bus will also allow more mem bers of the church to fellowship with other churches and to support the senior pastor at speaking engagements at other churches. Items sold during this event were provided by the church and several businesses in Nassau. Pastor Mills is extremely ap preciative for the support received from members and churches that assisted with the sale of tickets. Senior Pastor Arnette stated that the church bus will allow them to engage in evangelism, feed the hungry and cloth the naked. He believes that one word of encouragement can make the dif ference in the life of a hurting or discour aged person. Hence, they are elated about the many opportunities this new bus will open for his church family. Items on the menu were: Oxtail and rice, conch and rice, crab and rice, beans and rice, barbecue chicken and ribs, fried Conch fritters, cotton candy, popcorn, and various beverages were on sale as well. While the adults enjoyed the Chris tian music played the kids enjoyed the bouncing castle. Thanks to the support of those mentioned above, the event was a huge success. The event was held from 12 noon to 7 p.m. at the church grounds on Forest Drive. Grace Baptist Church has Newly Appointed Youth Pastor By Samantha Evans Pastor Shawn Robbins, former youth leader of Grace Baptist Church, became the Senior Pastor of the church over a year ago and since then the youth department has not had a stable leader. He stated that they have numerous youth leaders at the church but none who could take over the Youth Ministry at the church. Therefore, that De partment has been dormant until Minister Fyodor Mullings became a member of the church and expressed interest in this minis try. Once he and his wife joined the church and Pastor Robbins had a chance to speak with Pastor Mullings about his interests, Pastor Robbins had no reservations about allowing Mr. Mullings to serve. According to Pastor Shawn, he wants educated, build relationship with Jesus Christ and reach their full potential in what they strive to be. This appointment of Mr. Mullings as Youth Pastor will help to make this happen. On July 27, Pastor Mullings became Church. He has a passion for youth having been raised in the church at Faith United in Nassau. He graduated high school at age fourteen then went off to college to play basketball a few years later. This is when his life changed and he abandoned his Christian roots. However, after years back to Christ. Mullings believes that he will be great in this role because he went through challenges that many youth are facing today. Minister Mullings has a history of serving in leadership roles and working with youth. He was the Royal Ambassa dors president, in charge of the basketball league at Faith United among other roles. It was always his goal to work fulltime in ministry and as a result of the mentoring he is getting from Pastor Shawn, he is well on his way. He expressed heartfelt grati tude to his pastor who opened the door to mentorship when others would not. He and his wife, Simmone Mullings, are excited to serve in the church. His department will be offering free tutoring classes one day a week for the community in the areas of Math, English and Computer Science. Interested persons can call the church for details. Finally, once he gets the youth department more established, he will begin to serve as presi dent of the mens ministry. Baptisims performed in Cherokee By Lee Pinder Members of the Assemblies of God in Cherokee gathered at the Long Dock on the July 28 to witness Baptismal Rites on eight of their congregation. A group of around forty local resi dents and visitors enjoyed a cookout of hamburgers and hotdogs. The picnic was held out of doors on a perfectly beautiful afternoon in a tranquil and peaceful loca tion by the sea. The weather was a near perfect 85 degrees; the sun was shining and the water clear and inviting. They had come together to participate in and be a part of the Baptism of some of their Fellow Church goers. Brother Darrel Pinder, Lay-Preach er of Cherokees Assembly of God, per formed the ceremonies. On hand to give support were his grandfather and long-time Minister in the same church, Brother Bate man Sands. Also present at the ceremo nies was Brother Bob Cornish of the As semblies of God in Marsh Harbour, along with his wife Phyllis, to give their Bless ings, as well as many family members and friends. While the group prepared themselves water and the admittance of the recipient into the Christian community Brother Dar rel read various passages from The Bible pertaining to John, The Baptist and Teach ings. Then the eight persons entered the water and stood in a circle around Brother Darrel while he performed the somber cer emony on each person individually and ac cepted eight new spirits into the Kingdom of God. It was a festive and joyous occa sion.

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