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Publication Date: 09-15-2012
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September 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 18 SEPTEMBER 15TH, 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 October set for North Abaco by-election Minister of Financial Services tours Abaco manufacturers By Timothy Roberts Residents grow more and more weary of dodging potholes on Central Abacos main roads Don MacKay Blvd. and Eliz abeth Drive which joins into Bay Street as after every rain shower the size and quantify of holes to avoid. During a drive through of these roads twelve inches wide and at least one inch deep) potholes numbered close to 100 and several areas had large clusters that switch lanes to avoid. Both are dangerous There were a few potholes that mea sured between three to six inches deep with the deepest pothole located just south of Quality Star Service Station on Don MacK ay Blvd. The largest pothole in terms of area is at the junction of Sweeting Village Multiplying potholes causing grief Please see Potholes Page 6 Following the former Prime Minis ters, the Right Honourable Hubert Ingra Governor General has 60 days to issue a According to the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, the North Abaco byelection will be held sometime in October. There are four candidates contesting the seat. Greg Gomez is running as the Free National Movement candidate. There has been heavy campaigning by him and prom inent FNM members over the previous month. The late Charles Maynard, who was the FNM Chairman, was on Abaco campaigning for Gomez when he tragically suffered a fatal heart attack. The Deputy FNM leader, Loretta Butler-Turner, and Leader, Dr. Hubert Minnis, have made constant trips to North Abaco in prepara tion for the election. Renardo Curry, the Progressive Lib eral Partys candidate, ran against Ingra ham and lost during the May 7 election. Christie is expected to make appeals to North Abaco constituents based on the fact his party is now the one that is power. Mr. Curry has also maintained a hectic cam paign schedule in hopes of winning the seat on his second attempt. Two third party candidates, S. Ali McIntosh for the Bahamas Constitution Party and Cay Mills as an Independent, are both anticipating a close race and have made connections within the community. With an October election looming the candidates ratchet up their campaigning. With stops all over North Abaco, all the candidates are looking to take the seat which has been won by the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham eight consecutive times. Above and left: FNM candidate Greg Gomez addresses a crowd in Green Turtle Cay during his meet and greet. Above and right: PLP candidate Renardo Curry gath ered with supporters at Treasure Cay beach on September 8. Serious potholes number in the dozens. The largest are several feet across and are up to half a foot deep. Min. Pinder toured several Abaco manufacturers during the month of September to better understand the needs of the business community. He explained some changes being made to customs that should incentivize these businesses and help during a tough economy. See page 2.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian September 15, 2012 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com By Timothy Roberts With a view to better support and en courage manufacturers in Abaco and The Bahamas, Minister of Financial Services, the Hon. Ryan Pinder, brought welcome news to producers that the Industries En couragement and the Tariff Acts have been amended and that they will be setting up a standards bureau. Mr. Pinder visited a variety of local manufacturers and producers on Septem ber 10 including Albury Brothers Boat Builders, Albury's Sail Shop, Abaco Big Bird and Abaco Neem, in order to get an understanding of the concerns and also the opportunities that exist for these local manufacturers. The end goal is to provide the nec essary incentives for the success of the various businesses; to get an awareness of the types of manufacturing and industrial here in Abaco and how, from a policy makers point of view, we can work with them for their success, he said. He noted that the process of amend ing the Industries Encouragement Act and the Tariff Act to reinstate perpetual duty free exemptions for manufacturers is now complete and that the Customs received the changes and are operating un der that change. Now producers can once again import their products on a duty free basis. Mr. Pinder also spoke of working toward World Trade Organization com pliance by establishing a standards bureau and standards regulations. What this allows us to do is classify standards for different products; such as in the context of chicken at Abaco Big Bird. Chicken in the country has no standards as cribed by local law which puts a premium producer like Abaco Big Bird at a disad vantage because of market dumping of in ferior products. He said that having these standards would provide a framework for Bahamian producers to better compete and to keep inferior products out of the market which shouldnt be in the market or at least label them as inferior. Were one of the only countries that like chicken, he said. Its something that for the producer. Having a standards bureau would open up the doors for export as well as ex pand domestic linkages, he said. Certain chicken for their patrons because they have to ensure a certain standard. Mr. Pinder said that having a stan up different opportunities for local produc ers both domestically and internationally in the context of trade. So were very ex cited about progressing with the [standards bureau], in fact part of the [International Development Banks] trade loan we just standards bureau and were committed to that process and completing it. As a result of his visit he will be iden tifying what incentive legislation each pro ducer should be under. He noted that Al bury Brothers is operating under the wrong tariff regime which is uncooperative with the scale of business they are doing. He said he will be working hand-inhand to ensure they are under the Indus tries Encouragement Act regime, ensuring smoother operation for their business and give them the surety they need. Mr. Pin der said We want to see Albury Brothers once again be a solely Bahamian run and operated business. He said they are seeking to provide manufacturers with the policy and cooper ation from the governments point of view so that they have a predictable way of do ing business and ultimately succeed. Min. Pinder meets with manufacturers and explains new customs and duty regulations Min. Pinder at Abaco Neem on his recent trip learning from owner Daphne De Gregory about their products.

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September 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 South Abaco By Jennifer Hudson Joshua Smith arrived to take up the on July 15 having previously enjoyed two years and eight months as Island Adminis trator for Crooked Island. Abaco is larger and there are more people than Crooked Island so there is obviously more work to do but I have been warmly welcomed by the friendly people here and Im enjoying it very much and looking forward to serving the people of South Abaco, stated Admin istrator Smith. ministrator was in 2009 to Crooked Island. This followed a six-month period of train ing in Nassau and then some time work ing alongside the Administrator in West Grand Bahama. Mr. Smith is no stranger to Abaco since during his many years of work with the Ministry of Works and later Education he frequently travelled to Abaco to inspect schools. He was also responsible for the building of schools, one of which was Man O War Cay School in the early 90s. Mr. Smiths jurisdiction covers a wide area as he is responsible for all of the settlements of South Abaco which include Sandy Point, Crossing Rocks, Bahama Palm Shores, Casuarina Point, Cherokee Sound and Moores Island. He was intro duced to local government council mem bers for South Abaco by former Admin istrator for South Abaco Mr. Benjamin Pinder during a meeting in Sandy Point soon after his arrival as he will be working ple really want, give them guidance and also bring my thoughts and ideas to them. The next stage will be to write to Central Government to see what funds can be allot ted for the necessary projects, stated Mr. Smith. that need immediate work are the docks in South Abaco. Where the mail boat arrives is in great need of something done quickly before anything happens. It is my job to see that whatever is needed gets done. immediate work are road patching and the cleaning up of certain areas. I am responsible for seeing that the Governments rules and regulations are carried out. There are times when the job is very demanding. Sometimes dealing meet, discuss and work with everyone as well as I possibly can. So far everything has gone very well, declared Mr. Smith. My job is a challenge and I will do it to the best of my ability. During an earlier the people of South Abaco at the farewell appreciation dinner for former Adminis New Administrator for South Abaco introduced trator Benja min Pinder, Mr. Smith stated that he believes in listening to people and of fered an open invitation for persons come and talk with him to work things out. I am sure we can accom plish great things togeth er. I cannot replace Mr. Pinder who is an icon but let us do all we can to move South Abaco to the next level. In any spare time he gets after his administrative work is done, Mr. Smith loves woodworking. He is a carpenter by profession having studied construction science and technology at college. Using these skills he served as project manager for government for several years before becoming an Island Administrator. Above: Administrator for South Abaco, Joshua Smith, speaking at a recent func tion for school children Mr. Smith took up his position on July 15 along with two other new administrators. Mr. Smith re placed the long-serving Benjamin Pinder. I am sure we can accomplish great things together. I cannot replace Mr. Pinder who is an icon but let us do all we can to move South Abaco to the next level.

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian September 15, 2012 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 By Timothy Roberts The Royal Bahamas Police Force Abaco community who may have any in formation relative to two men they are seeking in connection with the murder of 26 year-old Gregory Bain on August 26. Charge of Abaco, the RBPF is still looking for 20 year-old Cadet Lewis and 20 yearold Wilkenson Garson two weeks after Mr. Bain was shot in the back outside a motel in Sandy Point. Murder suspects still being sought Mr. Curry is appealing to anyone with information on these two individuals to call the station. All information will be 2594. Above: Cadet Lewis who, along with Wilkenson Garson, is being sought in con nection with the murder of Gregory Bain. Road and Don MacKay where at its widest is over seven feet long. At a recent Central Abaco District Council meeting at the end of August members discussed the problems with road maintenance and that the Ministry of Works in Marsh Harbour had been lacking the necessary patch material to repair these holes, only receiving two pallets of patch from Nassau in July. About $1,700 worth of patch mate rial, paid for by the Marsh Harbour Town Committee, was supposed to have been made available to the Ministry of Works; however, repairs have yet to be carried out. In the past several weeks there have been a large number of days with some with the maintenance. But the situation, as far as many locals are concerned, is dire and needs to be addressed right away. Central Abaco Potholes From Page 1 By Canishka Alexander Plans for the Department of Public Healths Community Health Fair are tak ing shape and another meeting was held on September 11 for further discussions. The event, which will be held under the theme: Lets Get Well Abaco is scheduled for October 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the BAIC Farmers Market. Once again, Shanishka Bain-Cam bridge led the discussion and was joined by Head Nurse Maxine Brown and R/N Shavone Brennen and Wendy Sands of the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic; Kendy Anderson from the Abaco Tourist Youth, Sports and Culture; and Nadia Rus sell-Lewis from the Dept. of Public Health in Fox Town. All government clinics on Abaco have teamed up for this initiative. Bain-Cambridge explained that the health fair was organized to provide Aba conians with information that can assist them with healthy lifestyle choices for themselves and their families. Included in the services and activities planned for that day are health screenings; demonstrations on backyard gardening, healthy food preparation and presentations by the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Dept. and Abaco Cancer Society. There will be an Emergency Medical Services Station; a Health Education/Social Wellbeing Speak ers Corner; Chronic Non-Communicable Junior and Senior Healthy Chef Competi tion. Fitness and fun activities along with food and entertainment will also be pro vided. Brennen, CNDC coordinator at the Marsh Harbour Clinic, added that the health fair allows them to target people with chronic diseases that they are not aware of simply because they may visit private doctors. The information we will be giv ing out will be focusing a lot on helping Above: potholes around Central Abaco pose serious problems for motorists. Community Health Fair to promote healthy lifestyle choices Please see Health Page 11

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September 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 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 Central Abaco BEC appoints new acting manager By Canishka Alexander Toni Seymour became the new act ing manager for BECs Abaco Operations on August 6, and although surprised by the appointment, she expressed that she is looking forward to the challenge. It is a notable and historic move on Seymours part because a female has never held such a position on the Family Islands before. She explained that the position for manager was advertised internally and externally, and after completing an inter view, she was selected for the position. So far, Seymour admitted that she has been overwhelmed by the support received from her colleagues, and she is hopeful that she can live up to their expectations. As acting manager, Seymour said that needs and build morale among the 70 staff members. She also intends to maintain an open relationship with consumers while educating them on their plans to improve BEC. I am never one to duck the public, Seymour assured. Before being hired at BEC four years ago, she was employed at Bahamasair and Caterpillar, and her degree in mechanical and aeronautical engineering has helped her to be analytically inclined and wellorganized. Additionally, being stationed at the construction site of BECs Wilson City Plant greatly prepared her for this new role porations constraints are, and as a result, she is prepared to make tough decisions. Two Abaco men arraigned at Magistrate Court One By Canishka Alexander A number of matters were heard by Magistrate Ancella Evans-Williams at Magistrate Court #1 on September 10. The faced two counts of break-ins and stealing and receiving. Bodie Jr. was arrested in Dundas Town on September 8 and inter viewed by detectives at the Marsh Harbour Police Station. A search of his residence also yielded a collection of stolen items from Lofty Fig Inn and Boy Meets Girl Boutique. Bodie Jr. pled not guilty to all charges. Meanwhile, Prosecutor Perkins Col an electronic monitoring device or ankle bracelet. Bodie Jr. was granted $10,000 bail. Magistrate Evans-Williams also told the accused that he must remain at his resi dence after work hours and to check in at the Marsh Harbour Police Station twice a week. His trial date is set for December 6. Farquharson, head of the Central Detective Unit on Abaco, said he was pleased that they have caught the person they believe to be responsible for the majority of increased break-ins in Marsh Harbour lately. Also appearing before the Magis trates Court for arraignment was Dray son Forbes, who was charged with pos session of dangerous drugs with intent to supply. Forbes was allegedly found with Although he pled not guilty to the charges, Magistrate EvansWilliams told him that the court had no jurisdiction to grant him bail. His trial was set for October 25. However, Forbes lawyer argued that he has ailing health after he was shot in July and sustained damage to his small in testine. His attorney Ms. Rolle asked that her clients case be handled as one of exceptional circumstances. Nevertheless, Forbes was remanded to Her Majestys Prison where it was noted that he would require medical assistance. Dept. Sgt. Farquharson thanked all sistance in bringing this particular matter to a close. Blood drive scheduled for September A blood drive is being organized for Abaco on the dates of September 28 and 29. The Blood Mobile will be brought up to Abaco from Nassau along with tech nicians to draw blood. The site for the blood drive will be at Maxwells Super market in Marsh Harbour. People will be p.m. on both Friday and Saturday. Sponsored by The Rotary Club of Abaco, President Dwayne Wallas ex pressed that he hopes this event is success ful and can become an annual event. Blood reserves in The Bahamas are notoriously low meaning many life performing proce dures cannot be completed in a timely mat ter. Blood drives, such as the one planned for September 28 and 29, replenish sup plies and save lives. The Red Cross has several recom mendations for successful blood donation. A good nights sleep before hand coupled with drinking an extra sixteen ounces of water beforehand are both important. Avoiding fatty foods before the donation can also improve the chances for donating viable blood. There are certain restrictions to donating blood, such as high blood pres sure or poor health, which will be covered by the technicians when you visit. This will be a general blood drive. All persons are encouraged to attend and donate regardless of blood type. The Rotary Blood Mobile will be on Abaco on September 28 to 29. From 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Maxwells, technicians will be standing by to accept donations of blood. Donating saves lives.

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian September 15, 2012 From the Editor's Desk // Brothers Keeper 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 I recently attended a meeting the police held with the public. A lot of business owners were present and many were not very encouraged with the outlook of crime on our island. Many of them have witnessed the growth of Abaco, if you will call it growth, from a carefree environment to a city where many business owners have to be on edge when locking up evenings. It really was discouraging hear ing the frustration, confusion and, in some cases, resignation that was be ing expressed. The room was full of people, myself included, who were not quite sure what to do. Abaconians crime. Crime only makes itself vul nerable to discovery when it is in the act, as it were. And thats the tricky bit. best to inform us, the public, about their different initiatives and steps we could take to prepare for increasing amounts of crime. And I truly believe many of them are putting in their best effort. Sleepless nights and consistent threats of danger must take its toll. Its no secret that they need more resourc es, which if Nassau truly believed that Abaco is worth investing in then they also no secret that better lines of com munication can be established. So I listened quietly and took notes like a good reporter. But I couldnt shake the feeling that something more could be done: that we, together, could do something more. It did not sit well with me and the faces I saw in that room told me they felt the same thing. Citizens stockpiling guns is not the an swer. But neither is it a reasonable as sumption that sitting back and expect ing the patrol cars making their rounds will completely protect us. First, we can use technology to better protect ourselves. A Facebook group has been created, called Abaco Crime Watch, whose purpose is to be a community message board that any one can post to. Hopefully we can keep track of suspicious activities in our communities and warn neighborhoods across the island. If you know about a string of at tempted burglaries in Spring City you can post and anyone connected to the group can see that this activity has taken place. Your neighbors in Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town and elsewhere can see that and be on alert. Abaco Crime Watch is also intended to be a tool for the police to keep citizens in formed. Obviously this is not a perfect system. And many, many people are not connected on Facebook. But this is more thorough and comprehensive sys tem Abaconians can keep each other informed by. The key is talking to each other and listening. I have a second suggestion for my fellow business owners and man agers. The risks accompanying your position, such as being a target and late night shop closings, are becoming more and more real. We should real ize this problem and work together to create a web of prevention. A network should be established among business owners and employees in each town where, if you feel threatened in any way or know youll be closing up later than usual, you have a network of con tacts who will be willing to meet you at your place of work. There is safety in numbers and most criminals will not attempt to risk it. I volunteer myself now as a Crime Watch Contact in Marsh Harbour. My It is my sincere hope that small networks can build across Abaco to prevent crime in this manner. Watch ing out for each other. Being our brothers keeper. This is how we push back the fear of crime. The next steps arent crystal clear to me. But I know unless we venture to take steps we will be outrun by those who learned to walk in the dark. Upcoming Events Harbour Lodge Counselling Centre Visit Abaco Crime Watch on Facebook. Start a community watch group. Keep The Abaconian up to date with news in your area: abaconiannews@gmail.com And THANKS for reading.

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September 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Letters to the Editor Distasteful experience at an Abaco hotel and rental property Dear Editor; On Friday August 25th six days into a weeklong stay at a hotel and rent al property in the Marsh Harbour area with in-laws who were visiting, I decided to take the boys down to the pool for a swim. After being in the pool for a few minutes, we were rudely approached by a female who owns one of the units, asking what room we were staying in. Not pay ing any attention to this womans abra sive approach, I GRACIOUSLY gave her the room number thinking that would be the end of that. She continued to go on about this being a private pool as if we didnt belong there or as if we were incapable of reading the signs around the pool that clearly says private pool for owners and GUESTS only. She pro ceeded up the stairs with her dog saying that she pays four thousand dollars for something, opened up her door, went on the phone and called someone. After she left within minutes a gentleman whom I presume works for the property came to the pool asking what room we were in. This same gentleman saw my son in the pool a few days earlier and was told what room we were in. Maybe it was my dreadlocks, my fa cial hair or perhaps the blackness of my skin that made this woman approach me Driving Conditions Dear Editor, Over the past few months, I have observed our already poor roads deterio rate into outright dangerous roads. While pot holes have always been an issue here on our beautiful island, I feel as if the problem is growing out of control. It and my family in such fashion, but what ever her issues were, I told the gentle man that as a guest of this property I did not appreciate the way in which my kids and I were approached. As he continued to try and justify this womans behavior, or appeased I asked if this was policy to approach every guest swimming in the pool or just black, dreadlocked guests. I later found out that this woman also runs Words cannot express the distaste and anger I felt towards this woman and would like to say to her that if she is a Bahamian, she should be ashamed of her disgraceful attitude. If she is not a Bahamian that attitude is not welcomed, unacceptable and you need to go back to whence you came with your dog and learn some manners. This Bahamian can care less about your money, your profession, your per ceived social status or colour of your skin. Rude, Nasty, Distasteful or Insinu ating behavior towards me or my family will not be tolerated from ANYONE! Omar Sherrieff Edmund McKenzie Bahamian!! is not just the nuisance of feeling a few bumps on the way to work, but the fact that commuters are having to drive either on the wrong side of the road or on the shoulder to avoid becoming a victim of a sink hole. I was in a situation this morn ing where on the way to work I was un able to avoid a pothole due to oncoming and my car endured after plowing direct ly into, and luckily out of, this HUGE pothole. I propose that we petition our gov ernment to stay on top of this problem. Not only for our sake but for the driving force of this economy: the tourists. We can sit back and watch as our fellow Ba hamians suffer the consequences of our visitors choosing other more developed vacation destinations or we can stand up and advocate for our livelihood. I challenge the Abaconian as a fair judge to implement the measurement on depth and diameter of the potholes on our roads. We can use it as an indicator of our governments performance and hold them accountable to it. I say we call it the Thank you for your time, Robert Key II

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian September 15, 2012 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! Central Abaco By Canishka Alexander On August 5, Cia Monets Beauties at Brunch series was held under the dis tinguished patronage of Astrid Stratton at the Great Abaco Beach Resort to honour several prominent women on Abaco. In celebration of 50 years of the Women Suf frage Movement, Stratton was honoured along with Anna Albury; First Lady Car men Cornish; Wynsome Ferguson; and Quitel Charlton. Bahamian female pilot. First Lady Carmen Cornish was honoured for her work in the ministry whereas Wynsome Ferguson was recognized for her work in the Tourism sector. Quitel Charlton was commended for being an intelligent and well-rounded role model in the community. Meanwhile, Ann Albury was ac knowledged for her academic achieve ments and for overcoming the odds as a young, blind female. Former Miss Baha mas Richa Sands sang a song in tribute to the honourees. The event was organized by Patri cia Chatti of Cia Monet, which is an on line clothing store that features designer brands. She explained that the honourees were nominated via an online poll. Earlier this year, Dr. Sandra Dean-Patterson was honoured in New Providence while Ge neva Rutherford received her honours in Grand Bahama. Upon doing research, I realized that we have many women in The Bahamas who have gone unnoticed and gone above and beyond duties in terms of community building, Chatti explained. I wanted to do something to be able to celebrate these women, so I created this series for the purpose of creating an awareness and also [for] celebrating the great women of The Bahamas. Before the event began on Abaco, pa trons were invited to have their photos tak en by professional photographer Demetrius Francis by the media wall at the entrance of the pavilion. As brunch was served, the fashion extravaganza began with the lively Phyllis Garroway as moderator. Abaco models strutted on the runway in fashionable, vibrant clothing suited for the casual or business environment as well as beachwear, mens and childrens attire. Following its Abaco visit, the Beau ties at Brunch series will return to the capi time, three Bahamasair female captains Models participating in the Cia Monets Beauties at Brunch series held on August 5 at the Great Abaco Beach Resort. Please see Beauties Page 11

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September 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 Real Estate Sales & Private Rental Homeswww.HopeTown.com T info@hopetown.com(w) 1.242.366.0224 (us) 1.561.208.8369 (f) 1.242.366.0434Service You Deserve. People You Can Trust. HOPE TOWN HIDEAWAYS B A H A M I A N & P R O U D Jimmy s Wines & Spirits Central Abaco will be honoured along with four other women. This whole Beauties at Brunch thing is more than beauty and its more than food its about trying to teach young girls about their value and their worth from as early as we can, Chatti shared. Were born females, and were going to die fe males, but what happens in the middles is what were trying to achieve. Next year, Chatti said they plan to visit Exuma, Long Island and Cat Island with the Beauties at Brunch series. She ap pealed to corporate sponsors to come on board in advance to support the worthy cause. Also in attendance was Italia Wil liams of I-Candy Make Up Line. Ten per cent of the proceeds from the event were donated to Lovely Reckleys Feed the Children Charity. Chatti said that they the island, so that the community directly Honouring great women in The Ba hamas goes beyond Nassau; theres noth ing like honouring people in the place where they are from, Chatti concluded. Beauties From Page 10 Cia Monets Beauties at Brunch series honours Astrid Stratton. She is pictured from left to right with Patricia Chatti, founder, Astrid Stratton (center), and Phyllis Garroway you live a longer life basically through the foods you eat, Brennen pointed out. Along with the talks and the screenings, were going to be able to guide and give people the support they probably may not have at this time. Were hoping to extend that as part of the fair and beyond. Kendy Anderson is assisting with the food vendor section and has put together a draft form that vendors can collect at the ceive a letter from the Dept. of Environ mental Health and an approved vendors license from the Police Station, they will receive a business license just for the event. As for promotion of the event, BainCambridge said they would resort to using local media, the Cruisers Net, churches and marketing via the Internet to dissemi nate information. They have also gained the support of Principal Ricardo Ferguson Principal Rodney Smith of Central Abaco drews from the Dept. of Youth will assist banners for the health fair. Additionally, Bain-Cambridge ap pealed to churches and schools that can loan chairs and tables for the event. Toward the end of the meeting, suggestions were made concerning prizes for the games, activities and competitions that will be held. Health From Page 6 Bahamas Police Force met with concerned members of the public in the old court house in Dove Plaza. The Business Town Meeting, as it was called, was organized to address certain initiatives of Urban Re newal 2.0 and to answer questions from business owners and community members regarding to the increase in criminal activ ity. Present that evening were members of the Marsh Harbour Police Force, including superintendent Noel Curry and Urban Re newal Project Coordinator for Abaco, W/ New Providence were also present at the meeting and gave remarks. Tips were offered to the public. Tips included maintaining a well-lit perimeter around your home or business and pay ing close, but discreet, attention to details when in a confrontation with a criminal. Take note but dont stare, ex plained Inspector Hart from the Central Detective Unit in Nassau, does [the crim are creatures of habit, and small details can be enough to lead police to culprits. A question and answer session with the crowd followed the presentations. Con cerns were raised about the legality of cer tain nonlethal weapons, such as tasers. It was made clear that these, and any item that can be used to deal harm to another person, are considered prohibited weap hibited weapon was bringing registered of protection. cers said in reference to themselves and the court system. Obviously we look at mitigating circumstances in situations of self-defense. Continuing on, however, it was made clear that in most circumstances resisting or countering with force is not preferable. Arming yourself isnt the so lution, they concluded. Some closing points were made. Weve beefed up the night patrol, Supt. Curry explained. The public, especially business owners, were encouraged to form watch groups and avoid falling into predictable habits that watchful criminals could capitalize on. We do what we do for the love of our country, Supt. Curry said referring Another meeting is scheduled for next month. Police meet with community to discuss crime

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian September 15, 2012 The Cays Green Turtle Cay hosts FNM top brass for Gomezs meet and greet Left: Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Hu bert Minnis, addresses the crowd. Next to him stands his young grandson, more con cerned with the camera than with politics. Above: clear skies provided a beautiful day as a backdrop for Mr. Gomezs meet and greet at the Green Turtle Cay tennis courts. Right: Deputy Leader of the FNM, Lo Ms. Butler-Turner proved to be a dynamic speaker. Below: not to be outdone, the Hon. Ryan Pinder gathered a group of Green Turtle PLP supporters to the Wrecking Tree Bar and Restaurant. On Saturday, September 8 the Free candidate, Greg Gomez, held a meet and greet on Green Turtle Cay. Mr. Gomez was joined by high ranking members from the FNM, including Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis and Deputy Leader Loretta ButlerTurner, on that day. The party also made a presentation and donation to the Amy Rob erts All Age School. A clear, warm Saturday encouraged many in the community to attend the event which was held at the tennis courts. Grilled food and cold drinks were provided for free to those who came to listen and meet the candidate. Green Turtle Cay is one of the larger voting blocs in the North Abaco constituency and a critical campaigning point. Also active on Green Turtle Cay that day was the Progressive Liberal Party at the Wrecking Tree Restaurant and Bar. The Hon. Ryan Pinder, Minister of Finan cial Services and the man in charge of the PLPs Green Turtle Cay campaigning, was present with yellow-clad supporters. Mr. Pinder wanted to be clear that the support ers gathered that day at the Wrecking Tree Please see GTC Page 15

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September 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 The Cays were all Green Turtle Cay voters unlike, he said, the crowd gathered across the street. The PLP candidate for North Abaco is Renardo Curry. FNM supporters, along with Dept. Leader Loretta Butler-Turner, had started gathering at the tennis courts that morning, but Mr. Gomez and his entourage arrived in Green Turtle shortly before 1:00 p.m. The candidate was greeted enthusiastically by his supporters. After Mr. Gomez and Dr. Minnis crowded ferry dock they made their way to the tennis courts to prepare for lunch. Before several brief speeches were made by the candidate and the party leaders they consulted with many in the crowd to get a feel as for what was important to the constituents. The sea wall was a topic of particular interest to citizens of the island community. When asked about the two larger scale projects for North Abaco, the proposed bridge and port, Dr. Minnis explained that they were, to his knowledge, still on the docket. He continued on to make the point that if elected Gomez would continue needs for North Abaco and Mr. Curry would, in Dr. Minnis opinion, stay along against the projects. However, Dr. Minnis ahead as planned. speaker. He exclaimed that it was a great day to be in Green Turtle Cay among my extended family. He announced his inten tions to make a donation to Amy Roberts All Age School later that same day. He continued, denouncing the Rt. Hon. Perry Christies comment regarding Abaco as having had your fair share. He prom will have land and property. We are going Dept. Leader Loretta Butler-Turner stood before the crowd after Mr. Gomez. She applauded Mr. Gomez saying he was a product of Abaco. She continued on the same thread as Mr. Gomez saying she did not want to give the PLP an opportu nity to take Abaco backwards. She also praised the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham as being the greatest PM this country has ever had. Dr. Minnis was last to address the school. Abaco has always been all to gether, he said, and this is not the time for separation. You rescued The Bahamas in [the 1992 election] and you will again be the catalyst. Dr. Minnis stressed that each vote is important. He closed by saying that though [the FNM] may be small in num for your roads, subdivision and infrastruc ture. GTC From Page 14 By Kelsi Farrington Club on Green Turtle Cay held an awards ceremony for its hardworking and longserving staff. Twenty staff members that night received awards for their service ranging from ten to forty years. The successful hotel and marina has been a popular tourist destination for over 50 years. The event was held at Bluff House Beach Hotel, the cay's other hotel, and ensured a night off from work for all the staff at the Club. With honorable guests and speakers including Min. Ryan Pinder, the Club's owner, Adam Showell and rep resenting the Ministry of Tourism, Ms. Outten, the night doubled as a farewell to its General Manager, Lynn Johnson. Lynn, who began work at the Green desk to her most recent position as General Manager. cant gap in the hearts and minds of return ing guests and coworkers alike. Some of whom, like Linda McIntosh, she worked with since she started. The crowd, which their families, gathered not just to celebrate the veterans, but to also spend time with Lynn Johnson being honoured with a gift from the Min. of Tourism for her many years of service. Left to Right: Kendy Anderson, Abacos head of Tourism Wynsome Ferguson, Lynn Johnson and Norther Bahamas Head of Tourism Jeritzen Outten. Green Turtle Club holds staff appreciation party Please see Party Page 16

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian September 15, 2012 The Cays a gradually developed and well branched second family. There were glimpses at ev ery table of teary eyes as the owner Adam Showell and assistant manager, Molly Mc Intosh, presented Lynn with leaving gifts and well wishes on her move to Atlanta, Georgia. There were also cheers as Adam, who was assisted Min. Pinder, presented individual awards to workers such as Ear klin McIntosh and Raymond Lowe who have dedicated over 40 years of continuing service. It is staff like them and the Clubs Party From Page 15 given up their time, but who have worked hard to keep it at its best. There were awards presented to the kitchen staff, waitresses and bar staff like Debbie Symonette, all characters you couldn't imagine the hotel without. All who have not just become part of the Club, they have also shared many laughs and cre ated unforgettable memories. With the 'Number One Band in the Nation', The Gully Roosters, perform ing their lively tracks after the buffet and awards, the ceremony provided the perfect chance for some staff to let loose on the commenced the hotel's annual closure until next month. Left to right: Adam Showell (Owner of the Green Turtle Club), Erklin McIntoshreceiv ing an award for 40+ years service at Club, and the Hon. Ryan Pinder. North Abaco By Timothy Roberts Renardo Curry, the Progressive Lib aco, held a meet and greet at Treasure Cay Public Beach on Saturday, September 8, where guests were able to enjoy an eve ning of music, food and drink while meet ing some members of parliament including the Deputy Prime Minister, Philip Brave Davis. The Deputy Prime Minister told ea ger party-goers that the government be longs to you because the PLP believes in you, and to vote with the same enthu siasm and energy you are showing tonight for Renardo Curry. Mr. Curry said that his campaign is about unity and progress and his vision is to see everyone come together in the North. Our vision is to improve the lives of all the people. We want to show them that we are about unity and bringing the people togeth er starting here in Treasure Cay and mov ing throughout the north. He said that he sees Treasure Cay as the center of the economic improvement that he wants to see for North Abaco and that Treasure Cay has always been one of those places that carried North Abaco when it comes to revenue and we want to see change in the whole of North Abaco. He said that he believes Treasure Cay and Green Turtle Cay the two econom ic centers of North Abaco have a great model thats already in place that can built upon and that there is hope that there will soon be a buyer for Walkers Cay and the tourism that they once enjoyed in that area PLP holds meet and greet in Treasure Cay Above: PLP supporters gathered at Treasure Cay Beach for a meet and greet with candi date Renardo Curry. Deputy Leader Phillip Brave Davis was also present that evening. The party capped off a day of campaigning that included distributing school supplies. Please see PLP Page 20 T el: 366-0722 T el: 551-5089 MethodPreheat oven 350. Butterfly chicken breast. Season to taste with salt, pepper and lime juice. Lay chicken flat and layer with Swiss cheese and rosemary then roll. Coat a hot skillet with olive oil and sear the chicken roulade all around until skin gets a golden brown crust. Place the chicken roulade on a foil sheet with 1/4 tsp of butter and wrap. Finish in a 350 oven for 15 minutes In a hot skillet coat with olive oil and toss sunflower greens until tender Season to taste with salt and cracked pepper and ENJOY! br ought to y ou by & IngredientsChicken breast, Salt, Pepper Swiss Cheese, Minced Rosemary Lime Juice, Butter Om Grown Greens Baby Sunflower Greens Rosemary Swiss Stuf fed Chicken Roulade on a bed of Wilted Baby Sunflower Greens F eatured Recipe

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian September 15, 2012 Local Government Central Abaco Town Planning By Timothy Roberts The Central Abaco Town Planning Board met on September 10 to review plans and applications dealing with resi dential and multi-dwelling homes, fences and storage sheds among other matters. The board reviewed nearly twenty applications worth a value of almost $2.4 million and approved all but one that re quired further information. The board also discussed an electron ic gate that was built bisecting a road in the Marsh Harbour area. It was noted that they had received no application for the con struction of the gate nor had they received the signatures of homeowners beyond the gate stating their approval for it. Several members will visit the gate responsible. Central Abaco District Council By Timothy Roberts The Central Abaco District Coun cil voted to forward their favor of a boat storage facility to be located in the area of Snake Cay as they conducted business dur Council members reviewed and dis cussed an application that is before the For Boat Storage, a sailboat storage yard to be located at Snake Cay. The applicants said they had received approval of their plans by insurance companies as a hurricane safe design and would allow boats to remain in Abaco throughout the hurricane season. The project, a joint venture between a foreign investor and a Bahamian, was agreed to by the council at a reduced scale with the possibility of expansion in the fu boat yard would not interfere with locals enjoyment of the area. Chief Councillor George Cornish said that the Council had to deal with extra ex penses over the last month due to the pro cess of relocating to the new Government Complex. He added that they will need to pay for restoration and cleaning of the premises they are vacating as well. Mr. Cornish said he also investigated after receiving a phone call from council member Yvonne Key. He spoke to the con tractor concerning the issues and was told there were repairs need to be done to some equipment. Mr. Cornish reminded the contractor that per contract the equipment is supposed to be on site at all times. When he returned the following week the machinery was in put out for bid in early September as the contract expires in October. Council member Deshawn Simms in formed the council that he purchased three were all mowed and ready for the opening of school the following week. He also expressed concern about the bush between Central Abaco Primary said it posed safety problems as there are holes and caves in the bush and it was dis covered earlier this year that a Haitian was living in a cave in the bush. The council discussed clearing the area with a bulldoz er and making it usable by the school. Road conditions were discussed as re cent rain activities have increased the pot hole population. A council member said that the Ministry of Works reported that they had problems procuring patch and that after months of being out of it the received only two pallets from Nassau in July. Ms. Key informed the council that the Marsh Harbour Town Committee had purchased $1700 worth of patch from Ba hamas Hot Mix in July. Island Administra tor Preston Cunningham said that he would speak to them and have it released to the Ministry of Works to patch the roads on Marsh Harbour. Hope Town principal retiring after thirty years of tireless service Candace Key, former Principal of Hope Town Primary School, is retired. After thirty years of tireless service to the children and community of not only Hope Town, but Abaco as a whole, Ms. Key will leave behind a school that is above and be yond what its limited resources would oth erwise dictate. With a sense of duty and compassion to her school children that ex tends well beyond their time in the old red and white school building, Ms. Key will leave behind an indelible mark. Most recently the school became the receive the Green Flag Eco-School Award. But Ms. Keys accomplishments and ef forts at the school go much farther back. Ms. Key has been a constant advocate for excellence in education and has become more than just an educator in her commu nity. To celebrate Ms. Keys efforts and career, the schools Parent Teacher As sociation is organizing a luncheon. The luncheon will be held at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge on September 29 and ev eryone is invited. A $25 ticket for lunch can be purchased. If you would like to give a toast in Ms. Keys honour, or have pictures and memories that you would like to share, pleashiggs@yahoo.com, or Lindsey Mc com. The Cays Like The Abaconian on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for news updates and info.

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September 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 Housebreaking (Suspect arrested) At 7:45pm on 7th September, 2012, a reported that sometime between 7:45am unknown person/s broke into her residence Shape T.V. out of her bedroom. She sus pects a male know to her from Spring City. Police action requested. Suspect Arrested Abaco arrested the suspect of Spring City, Abaco, reference to this matter. Investiga tion continues. Assault & Threats of Death (Under Investigation) At 4:40pm on 7th September, 2012, a 21 year old female of Spring City, Abaco, reported that on 4th September, 2012, at City she was choked by her husband who also threatened to kill her. Police action requested. Assault & Threats of Death (Suspect arrested) At 9:10pm on 7th September, 2012, reported that sometime around 6:15pm on same date while at their residence in Spring City, Abaco, her brother choked her and told her he was going to kill her. Police action requested. Suspect arrested Abaco arrested the suspect of Spring City, Abaco, in reference to this matter. Investi gation continues. Possession of Dangerous Drugs (Suspect arrested) At 8:10pm on 8th September, 2012, while at M.H.P.S. a search was conducted of a 49 year old male of Archers Blvd, Dundas Town who was in custody on an ered a small amount of marijuana on his person. As a result, the male was arrested and cautioned in reference to this matter. Investigation continues. He will appear be fore the Magistrates Court to answer these charges. Housebreaking & Stealing (Suspect arrested) year old male of Murphy Town, Abaco, and 4:00pm on 6th September, 2012, some unknown person/s broke and entered his residence through a front northern door. The culprit/s searched and stole his gold and silver Rolex watch, a black watch, one silver bracelet valued and two gold rings. Police action requested. Suspects arrested the Central Detective Unit arrested two suspects of Dundas Town and Central Pines, Abaco, reference to this matter. In vestigation continues. Housebreaking (Suspect arrested) At 5:00pm on 6th September, 2012, Murphy Town, Abaco, reported that some September, 2012, some unknown person/s broke into her residence through an eastern door. Nothing appears to be stolen at this time. Investigation continues. Suspects arrested the Central Detective Unit arrested two suspects of Dundas Town and Central Pines, Abaco, reference to this matter. Investigation continues. Threats of Death (Under Investigation) At 9:00am on 6th September, 2012, a 45 year old male of The Pigeon Peas, Ab on 5th September, 2012, two Haitian males known to him came to him in the Pigeon Peas and threatened to kill him. Police ac tion requested. Investigation continues. Assault & Causing Damage (Suspect arrested) On Saturday 8th September 2012 at 1900hrs a 47 year old female of Dun das Town, Abaco, reported to the Marsh Harbour Police Station that about 1754hrs on 8/9/12 while at her residence she was slapped in the face by her ex-boyfriend, whom appeared to be intoxicated. The suspect also damaged several windows at the complainant's apartment; estimate cost cers of the M.H.P.S. visited the scene and viewed the damages. Investigations are be ing continued into this matter. Suspect Arrested On Saturday 8th September 2012 at and cautioned the suspect 49 year old male of Archer's Boulevard, Dundas Town, Abaco, while at his residence reference to these matters. Investigations continue. Assaulting a (Arrest) On Sunday 9th September 2012 P/C into the with a 20 year old male of Murphy Town under arrest reference to Assaulting cers reported arresting him at 4:55pm on the same date. Crime Report

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian September 15, 2012 The Moorings Yacht Charters The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class The Conch Inn Resort Curly Tails The Conch Inn Resort and Marina Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you. The Conch Inn Marina Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tide North Bar Channel October 2012 SAILING VACATIONS Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new sailing yachts 36 ft. mono hull or 38 ft. catamaran Sunsail can be revitalized. We have to get the mindset of the people to think about owning business and not just working for the government, he said adding that its going to take a lot of working to change the mindset of the peo ple. This is a reminder that we are look ing for change and thats why a good num ber of young people here tonight. They are ready for the vision of change for North Abaco, he said. Mr. Curry told the audience that the PLP is the government of the Bahamas and he is the representative of the PLP. Vote for me and I will work hard for the things you want to see happen in North Abaco. Give me the opportunity to serve you and I will serve you with dignity and pride. Business PLP From Page 16 North Abaco Contact The Abaconian when you see news happening 367-3200 AbaconianNews@gmail.com Boys Meets Girl Boutique By Samantha Evans Boy Meets Girl Boutique opened in Suite 110 of the Memorial Plaza on July 21st, 2012. Owner, Cina Ingraham stated that she was once in the insurance indus try but when that career ended, she wanted something different to do. Since she has a great sense of fashion, loves dressing up and adores shoes, she decided to open a boutique for adults. However, she didnt just want an ordinary boutique. She wanted her store to look like those ones located in upscale malls in the United States. She decided to use the neutral colors of black and white which appeal to both sexes and set it up with plush furniture. She specializes in men and womens clothing, shoes, sneakers, and accessories. Her accessories include handbags, clutch es, hats, scarves, and earrings. She also sells body sprays. Women sizes range from one to 4X and men sizes range from small to 4X. Since opening, she stated that the response has been great. She is most appreciative of the support especially since everyone who visited the boutique heard about it through word of mouth. Her store is open Monday to Thurs contacted at 225-2774. The Beauty and Health Center By Samantha Evans Abaco now has a new business that caters to the whole family. The Beauty and Health Center is a one stop shop that spe cializes in hair care, nail care, massages, facials, colon therapy/colonoscopy, acu puncture, and skin esthetician services. Owner, Victoria Major has worked in the years. She is from Freeport and decided to open her business here because she has a large number of clients that travelled to see her in Freeport. At her center, the atmosphere is in viting and everyone is treated like royalty. She has a Princess Spa for Little Girls which includes a mini massage, mini fa make up, and they get to dress up in prin cess clothing. The day ends with them getting their picture taken. This service is provided by appointment only and the group must in clude 6, 8 or 10 girls. Major believes that if more dads will take the time to tell and show their daugh ters that they are beautiful then they will not depend on a man to tell them. More over, this experience teaches them how to be ladies. This Princess Spa is tailored to meet the needs of kids. There is also a boutique in the cen ter which specializes in plus sizes, dress shoes, sandals, hair weaves, beauty sup plies, and accessories. She carries a small selection of other sizes as well. The massages she offers include Tie, Swedish, deep tissue, stone massage, re would like to educate potential clients on the healing power that massages have such as calming and relaxation, stretching, lym phatic drainage, pain management, tight ening skin, and as a stress reliever. Couple massages can be done as well. for the holidays. The center is located in the old Barclays Building across from Bed, Bath and Between. She is open 9am to 6pm Monday to Saturday. Walk ins are welcomed but appointments are preferred. Clients are seen on Sundays by appoint ment only. Entrepreneur Watch

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September 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 Originally printed in Destination Abaco Summer 2012. Reprinted with permission. Submitted By Dave Ralph Do you wonder why the picture of a river steamer from New York is in a publi Fulton, a day-excursion boat that plied the half of the nineteenth century. Whats the Abaco residents older than 50 years will remember the changes that this boat brought when it arrived on Abaco in No vember 1959. They will remember trips to the Fulton for groceries in the mammoth company store. Today it would not rate the mammoth designation, but in the early 1960s it was huge, the biggest store any where outside Nassau. The Fulton was the headquarters of Owens-Illinois, the com pany that had the lumbering operation on Abaco in the 1960s. The Fulton was built in 1909 as a steamer on the New Yorks Hudson River taking as many as 4,000 passengers on day excursions between New York City and Albany, but it was sent to the scrap yard in 1954. cued from the scrap yard in 1956 and con pulpwood operation with its U.S. employ ees and dependents. The main deck had the two items our older residents remember the gen eral store and the medical clinic. Can you imagine the comparison of a store covering much of the bottom deck with chill boxes and freezers compared to tiny local stores that were without refrigeration. The store of Central Abaco. The company had several hundred employees along with their dependents living in relatively remote areas with no modern stores so the company store was a necessity. It provided groceries of all sorts, fresh and frozen meats, dairy prod ucts, fresh vegetables and the normal as sortment of canned and dry groceries. But the inventory also included notions, fabric and clothing, hair and skin products, pat ent medicines, and some furniture, all the basic items a family required. This was were available on Abaco. However, for all the assortment, cus tomers never knew exactly what was in stock. They stood along a 150-foot-long counter looking through a chain link fence down the aisles where the food and other merchandise were located. Inside the fence clerks served the cus tomers, one clerk with one customer un til the customer was done. Customers did their best to look down the aisles and guess put on the conveyor belt under the counter and off you went to the cashier to wait for your groceries to arrive. Perhaps this store made the biggest impact to daily life in Central Abaco. Area shopkeepers came either by car or boat to get fresh milk, ice cream and other food products that required freezers and coolers for shipping. Until the Fulton arrived, lo cal shops depended on the weekly mailboat from Nassau which had minimal capac ity for frozen and refrigerated food. Most meat products sold locally at that time were typically corned, salted or dried. Pickled pigs feet, salt pork and similarly pre served products were also common. The arrival of the store upset the local shopkeepers ordered it in drums from Nas sau and dispensed it with a hand pump it into various containers brought by custom ers. It sold locally for three and sixpence a gallon or 49 cents. It was a messy process as the drums usually leaked on the ship and through town as the drums were rolled from the dock to a shop. The Fulton store installed two 10,000 gallon tanks, one for kerosene and one Shell tanker. Kerosene was a prime fuel in the lumber villages for cooking and light ing. The company paid 12 cents a gallon for kerosene and sold it for 18 cents. How ever, retail at 18 cents was far below the cost in the drums and the mail boat was happy to be out of the kerosene business. Illinois provided Abaco was the clinic. It was tiny by todays standards but was quite complete including two small rooms with beds for overnight emergencies. With the clinic came a doctor, Ejnar Gottlieb, the Remembering the Robert Fulton Entrepreneur Watch The Robert Fulton and dock at Snake Cay. Please see Fulton Page 22

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian September 15, 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 Patients came from all over Abaco for treatment. For many it was almost a so cial event. The patients would see friends and relatives that were from other com munities. Remember that travel between the towns was very limited. There were no roads connecting towns on the main land until Owens Illinois put them in, and travel by water was frequently by sailboat or small outboard motors. Days when the Fultons clinic was open were a challenge for those going to the upper deck as the wide staircase just outside the clinic made a perfect bleacher for the patients waiting their turn. The main working area for the log ging operation was upstairs on the second deck. Beginning in the bow renovations ference room, a cashiers cage, a laundry room, a school for the children of the su pervisory staff and a small room used as a members club. Mid-ship was a lounge, a kitchen and dining room for the super visory staff who were single and a lounge where movies were shown. Farther to the stern were rooms for single men me chanics, equipment operators and others from the companys stateside lumbering operations. The third deck had ten apartments for families. The empty pilot house remained on top. The company maintained the kitchen gle men living on the boat. Breakfast for the bachelor men aboard the Fulton was at 6 a.m. They assembled again a few min utes before noon for lunch punctually at 12. They returned a little after 5 p.m. to clean up for supper at 6 p.m. Lumbering management understood that well fed em ployees were easier to deal with and more productive so the food was good and plen tiful. Everyone waited outside until the cook rang the bell. Newcomers quickly learned to respect the assigned seating. Sit ting in the wrong seat was apt to cause you and the chair to be picked up and set aside by a burley logger who claimed his place. Meals were not a social event beyond asking to pass the food. The lounges out side were for socializing. The cooks do main was sacred, and no one contested her rules. The men were not there for social mingling but to eat and get out. After eat ing, each man took his plate and utensils to the kitchen, scraped the plate clean and left. A newcomer who forgot to take his empty plate to the kitchen was confronted with his same dirty plate at the next meal. You only forgot once. The Members Club, between the kitchen and the center lounge, was opened for half an hour before the 6 p.m. dinner bell rang and sold cold beer along with full bottles of liquors. Since I did not drink, I was assigned as the volunteer bartender and put in charge with the key. The pulpwood was loaded in the woods onto large pallets that were then car ried aboard big barges and towed by tugs to the paper mill in Jacksonville. When the barges arrived, the empty pallets were mediately. I had many late-night wake-up calls by men needing an emergency bottle after working late night hours. better hours then the men working in the woods. But the six a.m. breakfast was still tough to live with. Breakfast relief came as ager, an older gentlemen and a seasoned employee from Wisconsin. He was given him which was a big relief. and fell with the tide. In strong winter winds it rolled side-to-side, sometimes so even seasick while working at a desk. When the Fulton was towed to the One oddity about the Fulton was the slight higher in the middle with a slight slope on either side. In calm weather this was not noticeable, but in winter when the boat careening off and crash to the side. Chairs were tied to desks like a horse tethered out side the village saloon. The Fultons riveted hull was show ing its age and had increasing leaks in her long and rusty bilge. The boat was soon the hull, making it landlocked and immune to possibly sinking. So the Fulton lived her The logging operation came to a close on Abaco in 1967 and moved to Andros. The Robert Fulton could not be moved but had to be destroyed as required by govern steel sections were cut apart and trucked into the woods. The hole at the dock was Her last trip was in 2011 when scrap metal dealers found her remains and sent them off for recycling. It was an intriguing piece of Abacos past that my wife and I lived on. 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 Fulton From Page 21

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September 15, 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 A & P Car Rentals ............................................. 367-2655 Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals .............................. 367-1035 B & B Boat Rentals ........................................... 367-7368 Bargain Car Rentals .......................................... 367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................................... 367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals ....................................... 367-5570 Cruise Abaco. .................................................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ...................... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals ...................................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars .................. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals .......................................... 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ......................................... 367-4887 The Moorings Boat Rentals ............................. .367-4000 Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental .................. 365-4411 C & D Cart Rental ............................................. 365-4084 Cruising Cart Rentals ........................................ 365-4065 D & P Cart Rental ............................................. 365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals ....................................... 365-4119 Kool Karts ........................................................ 365-4176 Reef Boat Rentals ............................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes ...................................... 365-4147 T & A Cart Rentals ............................................ 375-8055 Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............................... 365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes ................................. 365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals ..................................... 354-5175 Lubbers Quarters Cruise Abaco ............................................. 321-220-8796 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals .................................. 365-6502 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals ................................. 365-6024 Waterways Boat Rental ................ 357-6540 & 365-6143 Cats Paw Boat Rentals ..................................... 366-0380 Elbow Cay Cart ................................................. 366-0530 Hope Town Cart Rentals .................................. 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals .......................................... 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals .............................. 366-0282 J Rs Cart Rental ................................................ 366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals ............................................ 366-0069 Adventure on Prozac Kayak ............................ 365-8749 Blue Marlin Rentals. ......................................... 365-8687 Cashs Carts ...................................................... 365-8771 Cornish Car Rentals .......................................... 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals ............................................... 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals ........................................... 365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks ............................. 365-8749 Visitors Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Abaco Pizza. ................................ $ .................. 367-4488 Anglers ................................... $$$ .................. 367-2158 Blue Marlin ................................. $ .................. 367-2002 Curly Tails ............................... $$$ .................. 367-4444 Ginos .......................................... $ .................. 367-7272 Golden Grouper ........................ $ .................. 367-2301 Island Family Rest ....................... $ .................. 367-3778 Java Coee House ....................... $ .................. 367-5523 Jamies Place ............................. ..$ .................. 367-2880 Jib Room .................................. $$ .................. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken ............... $ .................. 367-2615 Mangoes ................................. $$$ .................. 367-2366 Pops Place + .............................. $ .................. 367-3796 Snack Shack + ............................ $ .................. 367-4005 Snappas .................................... $$ .................. 367-2278 Wallys .................................... $$$ .................. 367-2074 Abaco Inn .............................. $$$ .................. 366-0133 Capn Jacks ................................ $$ .................. 366-0247 Harbours Edge ......................... $$ .................. 366-0087 H T Coee House (B & L) .............. $ ................. .366-0760 H T Harbour Lodge .................. $$$ .................. 366-0095 Munchies .................................... $ .................. 366-0423 OnDa Beach .............................. $$ .................. 366-0558 Sea Spray ............................... $$ .................. 366-0065 Sugar Shack + ............................ $ .................. 366-0788 Petes Pub .................................. $$ .................. 366-3503 Cracker Ps ................................. $$ .................. 366-3139 Bradleys on the Harbour ............. $ .................. 365-6380 Dockn Dine ................................. $ .................. 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar ................ $ .................. 365-6501 Bakers Bay Market Place ...... $$$ .................. 612-1021 Grabbers ................................... $$ .................. 365-5133 Nippers ..................................... $$ ................. 365-5143 Orchid Bay ............................... $$$ .................. 365-5175 Coco Beach Bar & Grill. ................ $ .................. 365-8470 Florences Cafe ............................. $ ................. .365-8354 Spinnaker Restaurant ............. $$$ .................. 365-8469 Touch of Class ........................ $$$ .................. 365-8195 Treasure Sands Club ................ $$$ ................. .365-9385 Blu House ............................. $$$ .................. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro ...................... $$ .................. 365-4200 Green Turtle Club .................... $$$ .................. 365-4271 Harveys Island Grill ................... $$ .................. 365-4389 McIntoshs Restaurant .............. $$ .................. 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 Nancys ...................................... $$ .................. 366-4120 Everyone reads The Abaconian B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667 Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Man-O-War 365-4019 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 Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour ...................... 367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic ................................ 367-0020 Integrated Medical Center .......................................... 367-1304 Emergency ............................................... 458-1234 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre ................................... 367-0049 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour ............................ 367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay ......................................... 365-8288 Government Clinic Coopers Town .............................. 365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay ........................... 365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town ................................... 366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point .................................. 366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town ...................................... 365-2172 Blu House ....................... 45 ......... F ......... 365-4200 Green Turtle Club .............. 32 ......... F ......... 365-4271 Black Sound Marina .......... 15 ..................... 365-4531 Other Shore Club ............... 12 ......... F ......... 365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service ........... 10 ......... F ......... 365-4033 Treasure Cay Marina ........ 150 ......... F ......... 365-8250 Man-O-War Marina .......... 26 ......... F ......... 365-6008 Boat Harbour Marina ...... 183 ......... F ......... 367-2158 Conch Inn .......................... 75 ......... F ......... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina ........ 36 ......... F ......... 367-2182 Mangoes Marina ............... 29 ..................... 367-4255 Marsh Harbour Marina ...... 52 ......... F ......... 367 2700 Hope Town Marina ............ 16 ..................... 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways ................................ 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina .............. 6 ......... F ......... 366-0154 Sea Spray .......................... 60 ......... F ......... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Marina ........... 75 ......... F ......... 365-0083 Bakers Bay Marina .......... 158 ......... F ......... 365-5802 Guana Hide-aways ............ 37 ..................... 577-0003 Orchid Bay ......................... 64 ........ F ......... 365-5175 Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental ....................... 475-9616 ................ 367-2936 ......................... 367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure ............................... 577-0004 ..................... 367-0350 Adventure on Prozac T Cay ............................ 365-8749 ...................... 365-4411 C & C Charters Treasure Cay ........................... 365-8506 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour .................... 367-2787 ............. 366-0024 Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ........................... 367-2266 Air Gate Aviation Daytona/New Smyrna ........................... 367-3636 American Eagle Miami ..................................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud ............................ 367-2095 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach .............................................. 367-3415 Craig Air Center North Florida ........................................... 367-3522 IBC Airways Ft.Lauderdale, W Palm Beach ......................... 367-1336 Locair Fort Lauderdale ............................................. 1-800-205-0730 Regional Freeport ............................................................... 367-0446 Sky Bahamas Nassau/Ft. Lauderdale ................................. 367-0996 Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale ..................................... 367-0140 Western Air Nassau ........................................................... 367-3722 Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale ............................................. 367-0032 Abaco Air .............................................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters ........................................................ 367-3450 Extra $3 for each passengers above two ective Dec 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 Albert Lowe Museum ................................ Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits .. Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden .................... Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum ................. Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station .................................... Hope Town Swim Mermaid Reef o Marsh Harbour ........ Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole ........... Treasure Cay farm road Art studio & working foundry ...................... Little Harbour Working boatyards ..................................... Man-O-War cay Bring errors & revisions to our attention Revised March 9 12 All phones use area code 242 unless 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. Note: 4:30 pm trip to GTC not on Sundays ** Note: 4:30 pm trip will be made from New Plymouth only Between Abaco & Grand Bahama Summer Schedule only (April to Dec) Sandy Point & Nassau Every Friday & Sunday, except holidays, under 4 hours. Call 225-3376 or 366-4119 Call for rates. Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 30 minutes Be matched with a local person or family with a similar interest such as Bird watching, Attending church, Foreign language, School class visit, Environmental interest. Marine, Native plants, History, Humane Society, etc. This is not a dating service or an offer for a free meal or lodging but an opportunity to meet someone locally with similar interests. Call Tourisms Doranell Swain at 367-3067 dswain@bahamas.com Marsh Harbour North Abaco Sandy Point Treasure Cay Casaurina Point Cherokee Crossing Rocks Green Turtle Cay Hope Town Man-O-War Charter Boats

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Page 24 Section A The Abaconian September 15, 2012 MARINE INSURANCE Protection On Land And Sea Work is for people who dont know how to fish! Enjoy Life, while Insurance Management works for you.INSURANCE MANAGEMENT(BAHAMAS) LIMITED. INSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTS email: info@imbabaco.comNassauRosetta Street P.O.Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 394-5555 Fax: (242) 323-6520FreeportPioneers Way P.O.Box F-42541 Tel: (242) 350-3500 Fax: (242) 350-3510AbacoQueen Elizabeth Dr. P.O.Box AB-20666 Tel: (242) 367-4204 Fax: (242) 367-4206EleutheraQueens Highway P.O.Box EL-25190 Tel: (242) 332-2862 Fax: (242) 332-2863ExumaQueens Highway George Town Tel: (242) 336-2304 Fax: (242) 336-2305

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September 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 18 SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2012 By Samantha Evans Hundreds of teachers gathered at New Vision Ministries for the Back to School Service and Symposium under the theme: Excellence for allYes we say so! The service began at 10 a.m. as teachers and educators anxiously awaited the proclama tion for the school year by the superinten dent and guest speaker. Dr. Lenora Black brought the welcome and stated the pur pose for the service. Dr. Black began by saying that even though challenges have been faced, the success of the district has been many. These successes serve as an indication of what is possible when all put their collec tive geniuses together. She welcomed the new and returning educators back for an excellent school year. She introduced the new administrators to the district as well as the newly promoted ones. She thanked Candice Cay and Aus tin Mills for their committed service to excellence. She thanked those who were redeployed for serving the district with distinction. She appealed to all educators to work hard and to propel further as they continue to pursue excellence. She encour aged communities, businesses, parents and others to partner with the schools in the Educators attend Back to School Service and Symposium of previous years. Please see Symposium Page 2 As political race in North heats up focus shifts to the youth

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian September 15, 2012 community where they do business. She further encouraged them not to do business as usual because they will have to live with the future they create. The keynote address was delivered by teacher, and Senior Assistant of Abaco Central High School, Ethlene McIntosh who spoke on the topic of excellence. She referenced Gods creation of the world which was done with excellence and the Biblical story of Daniel. She spoke of the latter in regards to his excellent work hab its, his ethical principles, teachable spirit School & Youth News and his overall commitment to operating with a spirit of excellence. Ms. McIntosh continued with her analogy. Even when Daniels colleagues tried to kill him, she explained, he did not compromise his excellence. She told the educators that if they are to survive this global development they too must operate in a spirit of excellence. Too many people are asking for raises but do not produce a full days work, come to work late and use political connections to get ahead. She proclaimed that it is time that we say no to favours from politicians and say that if you are going to promote me then do it because I have the training and skills, am Symposium From Page 1 a team player and can help the organization grow. She told the educators to not be like K.B.s popular song about civil servants, but to rather become people of excellence. To attain excellence she gave the edu cators eight points to remember: they must want to be excellent, establish excellent thoughts, put the past behind them or it will rob them of a worthwhile life, set high goals, keep building their skills, be around the best, guard their tongue, and seek di vine guidance. She then left teachers and administrators with some additional food for thought in the form of questions. Bishop Terrance Strachan of Lifegate Christian Ministries led the prayer for the educational system. Sandy Edwards then led the teachers prayer of commit ment. Special selections were rendered by Akeem Adderley, Ashanti Duncanson and Alisha Greene. After a short break the teachers heard about Teaching The Bahamas by Dr. Le nora Black. She reminded them of educa tions mission statement and standards that they are expected to uphold. After lunch they were addressed by Gaynell Rolle who spoke to them about Accounting in the Government System. Lunch was provided by Greta Strachan. The session ended at 3:30pm. students at the Education Symposium. Educators Symposium.

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian September 15, 2012 School & Youth News Horizons Academy has new location and big plans for the future By Samantha Evans Horizons Academy has started its second year as a private school. Owner, Simmone Mullings, stated that they had a However, she knows that this is a venture need for students who otherwise would not succeed at getting an education. She stated that her school has small classes which are excellent for students school setting. Additionally, her school gives one-on-one instruction which some parents just prefer for their children. To aid this, they have moved to a new loca tion in Dundas Town to the Old Friendship Tabernacle Church building. dents enrolled in the 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. school program and several others for the evening institute. The latter is for those those who could not make it in a regular school setting but want to earn their high school diploma. Now that her husband, Fyador Mull ings, works for the school full time he has plans to offer classes in computer informa tion systems and web design. The school has also partnered with a California school to offer high school diplomas catered to wards those who are technologically in clined. Ms. Mullings is excited about the possibilities this will open for her school. Persons interested in obtaining their high school diploma can call the school at 2251853. Abaco student attends summer program in Minnesota Perkell Collie, an 11th grade student of Cyber Learning Center, was the only Bahamian student to attend St. Cloud State Universitys Advanced Program in Tech nology and Science in Minnesota this sum mer. However, she was joined by a delega tion of students from countries like Greece and Africa for the three-week residential program offered from July 15 to August 3 to 10th and 11th grade students interested in technology, science, mathematics or en gineering. Tuition, academic fees, books and room and board were all provided. According to the universitys web site, the focus of the program was to pro historically underrepresented groups and expose them to career options in technol ogy. It also allowed students to meet posi ments, Perkell was enlisted into the pro gram by Cyber Principal Sharon Greene after she was contacted by her teacher Sandra Russell-Flowers based on Perkell's high science aptitude. During the program, however, she had the option of putting a project together on petro fuel, computer studies, autism, rats, farming or saliva. She chose the latter for her research, data college and 13-page paper, which was done in collaboration with Dr. Bruce Ja cobson and entitled: Examining Enzyme Reactions in Different Foods. Perkell also participated in the univer sitys Culture Night and prepared corned beef and white rice for the other partici pants. The purpose of the exercise was to see how well-rounded and sociable the stu dents were about sharing who they are and where they are from. She also contributed a drawing themed One World Connected by Science and Technology that was fea tured on a T-shirt that was given to them. When Perkell graduates next year, she has decided to attend St. Cloud where she will qualify for a partial scholarship, and after completing her studies there she will move on to the University of Minne sota. Nevertheless, the visit to Minnesota was not all about work and no play. Perkell and her mother, Angie Collie, enjoyed the states scenic routes particularly Lake Itasca, engaged in ice skating and visited the Mall of America. Ms. Collie described Minnesotans as friendly, and she even in vited to diner by Bahamians she discovered there. Ms. Collie explained that she stayed to make sure that the university was secure for her daughter, and was pleased to learn that it was. She said that each student re ceived their own telephone line; male and female students were housed separately in the dormitories; chaperones were always present; curfew was enforced; and it is a smoke-free campus. The main thing I want Abaco to know is that because Perkell did so well, portrayed Bahamians as friendly and was an ambassador for The Bahamas, she opened the door for other students to go there and to receive scholarships, Mrs. Collie proudly stated. Dr. Robert Johnson of St. Clouds Ethnic Studies Department plans to visit Abaco with his wife Nurse Practitioner Icephine Johnson soon to promote the free advanced summer program and St. Cloud State University to Abaco students.

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September 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 Man-O-War Hardware Non-Corrosive Hardware An Extensive Selection of Brass, Stainless & Monel Bolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel Bolts Stainless Steel Hurricane Clips #1 Lumber Plain & Pressure Treated Pine, Fir, Cypress Teak & Mahogany Interior, Exterior & Marine PLYWOOD For quotes or information Call Walter Sweeting l Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 365-6011 l Fax (242) 365-6039 S.C. Bootles previous years highlights BJC and BGCSE Examinations. school GPA. provement in our category. Family Island School, including Grand Ba hama. represent Abaco won the national Model United Nations Sessions (MUNS) Compe tition in Nassau. Team will be travelling to New York in September to the United Nations. in the Districts Spelling Competition. Sustained Silent Reading. Awards, Thanksgiving Day and Gradua tion Ceremonies, Program several scholarships to study abroad were awarded. and won the Districts JA Speech Competi tion. Speech Competition. the Young Chef Competition in Nassau, the only school to represent Abaco. local competitions and exhibits. cal Government Junior Council Program where several projects were completed. planting, beach-community clean-ups, Dis covery Club and activities toward becom ing a Green School. School Track & Field Competition. School & Youth News Lovely Reckley helps children in need By Samantha Evans Lovely Reckley has been donating free lunch to many Abaco schools for sev time that she sought assistance from the public to provide uniform and shoes for students of Central Abaco Primary School. She began making preparations for this new venture from when the summer break began. Ms. Reckley could be seen at Max wells Store frequently which allowed her to collect over $400 for uniforms and $200 for shoes. The uniform assistance was set up at Just Ruths but later moved to His and Hers Jeans in the Abaco Shopping Pla za. The Shoe Credit was set up at Sports World in Marsh Harbour. This assistance was made available of Central Abaco Primary School Saman tha V. Evans who accompanied parents to each location to receive the items needed. At the end of this credit more than twenty students were assisted. Some received full uniforms while others only received a top or bottom as needed. The owner of His and Her Jeans provided two boys and girls with full uni forms at the end of the credit. At Sports World, each transaction was given a 10% discount which allowed more kids to re ceive shoes. Lovely Reckley also donated new long navy blue pants for students as well. They were distributed by the school counselor. Thanks to this generous assistance many parents were able to get their chil dren ready for school. Hence, more stu of school rather than delaying attendance due to lack of school uniform and supplies. Ms. Evans stated that more generous part ners are needed. Myriad Community Center promotes back to school initiative By Samantha Evans Owen and Bekera Taylor, part own ers of Myriad Minds Community Center, held a Back to School Give-a-Way for young boys and men on Saturday Septem ber 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. They gave the patrons free haircuts and showed movies all day for children. Mr. Taylor was the barber for the day and ternationally. This event was the beginning of him getting back into offering his barbering services on a professional level next door to the Abaco Myriad Community Center. According to Bekera Taylor, they will con tinue to offer movies on Saturday for all ages at affordable rates giving the commu nity a convenient place for clean fun and entertainment. She added that parents can drop off their kids while they shop or do chores on Saturdays. For further information parents can call 458-6314 or 432-0959. Teachers at Central Abaco Primary attend motivational session By Samantha Evans After almost two months of vacation, public school teachers all across the Baha mas returned to work on Monday August 27, 2012. In most of these schools a moti vational session was held on this day to get On Abaco, the same took place and the for ty plus teachers at Central Abaco Primary School heard from gifted author and pastor of Change Ministries International Samuel Cornish. Mr. Cornish spoke to them about the importance of speaking into the life of the students they teach. He told them that this topic is dear to him because when he was in school he did not hear the encouraging words he should have from his teachers. In fact, he stated that based on the words he heard, he was not supposed to succeed in life. However, he did not embrace those words and is now a success. He told the teachers that mentoring students is part of teaching because students look up to them and listen intently to the words they speak. Therefore, they can uplift or break a childs spirit. He appealed to them to speak posi tively into the lives of their students. He encouraged teachers to do several things. He told them to be committed to self-development. He stated that once the leader continues to develop the staff with succeed and the students will do so as well. Next, he asked them to commit to excel lence. People of excellence do the right thing all the time. Excellence is a journey not a destination so they must decide to al ways have a spirit of excellence. Finally, he asked them to reignite their passion for education. Pastor Cornish stated that when change doesnt come they must not get stuck. Once they have passion it will be a privilege to come to work rath er than just waiting for payday. In other and not a job. 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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian September 15, 2012 Teachers learn about Urban Renewal 2.0 Initiative for new school year By Samantha Evans On August 29, public and private school teachers learned about the Renew Program, or Urban Renewal 2.0 Livable in charge of the operation on Abaco, Sgt. Jocelyn Smith. Sgt. Smith stated that the program will have several arms, one of which is the school policing unit which will become operational on September 3, 2012. aco Central High and S. C. Bootle High assigned to S.C. Bootle will be Corporal 2238 Jerome Ferguson. Each of them will will be to provide security and promote safety on these campuses. They will also patrol the school grounds and surrounding will handle offenses that occur in and out of school. Renewal Program are Constable 3203 Ken with the Urban Renewal Program in Nas sau. Sgt. Smith stated that they are excited about the opportunities these programs will bring. The Urban Renewal Project will fa cilitate four programs: Etiquette Program, Drill Core Program, Youth Music Band, and the Renew Program. The Etiquette Program will be available to primary school students in grades 4 to 6. The pro gram is for kids who get into trouble or go into detention. The Drill Core Program is for students in grades 4 to 10. It will teach discipline, character building and respect School & Youth News for peers and others. She believes that the teach discipline. The Youth Music Band will be led Renew Program is voluntary and refor to suspended students. The program will provide them with something productive to do while on suspension so that they do not engage in deviant behavior. Business mentors will be needed for the students. If the students are not re formed at the end of the program, they will be enrolled in the Drill Core along start the programs at Abaco Central High, S.C. Bootle, and Central Abaco Primary Schools. They will then branch out to other schools. It is her hope that each school will have their own drill core. Commonwealth Bank donates To Central Abaco Primary School By Samantha Evans On Monday September 3, Assis tant Manager, Mr. Johnson, and Sharon Central Abaco Primary School during the morning hours at which time they donated four boxes of books and several dozen pen cils to the school Guidance Department. According to Ms. Dorsette, they do nate to Abaco schools every year but this year they were prompted by the passion of Lovely Reckley to assist the students at this school directly. She added that when the bank donates items to schools, they are concerned about where the items go but have been reassured by the Guidance Of arrive at the school they are given to those students most in need. The bank executives also left small tokens for the staff as well which were also distributed by the Guid Success Training College registers By Samantha Evans On Saturday September 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, registration and orien tation took place at Abaco Central High School for the new Associates Degree stu dents of Success Training College Center for Extended Studies. Sharon Rolle, coor dinator of the program, was on Abaco for the day. She spoke to the students about the programs the school offers and the re quirements for admissions. She introduced the local coordinators of the program and gave them an opportunity to address the students. Barbara Williams was a coordinator of the program since 2007 and a member told them about her experience as a stu dent. She gave them tips to stay on top of their bills and for completing homework and projects on time. She added that she wants to see Success Training College get to the point that they have a campus on Abaco with some of the former students becoming coordinators or even lecturers. Ms. Rolle told them that Success is the number one institution on Abaco and made history on the island. She wished them well Once they do, she stated, all things will fall into place. All of the students and lectur ers present introduced themselves then the registration process began. After registration Edith White, local coordinator, addressed the students. She told them about her experience as a stu dent of Success who had to commute to Nassau for classes. She told them about degree but now they can get their degree at home. Ms. Rolle told the students that it is through Ms. Whites experience and per sistence that they can study while at home. For this new semester the college is offering a great fee to recent graduates. All recent high school graduates can earn an Associates Degree for a special rate of $598 per term. Classes being offered in clude Business Administration, Human Resources Management, Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Computer Internet Technology, Early Childhood Ed ucation, Primary Education, Medical As sisting and Paralegal Studies. Free registration is available to new students until September 21. Classes for the freshmen will begin on Saturday Sep tember 16, 2012. Interested persons can contact one of the coordinators for further details. Eighteen to Graduate from Success Training College this November By Samantha Evans The second graduation ceremony for Success Training Colleges Abaco Campus is scheduled for November 17, 2012. Un der the theme: Soaring beyond the chal lenges towards a brighter future, eighteen students are expected to graduate and they have predicted that their graduation will be A meeting with the graduating class was held at Abaco Central High School at 2 p.m. on Saturday September 8. Shyrnal Williams and Cleveland Dawkins are the class graduation coordinators. Ms. Wil liams gave an update on all of the activities leading up to graduation day. A Health Drive will take place on October 13 which will include a walk-athon, souse out and pressure checks at the BAIC Park in Marsh Harbour. The route will take them from the BAIC Park to the airport round-a-bout and back. Tickets will be on sale for chicken, pig feet and mutton souse. Drinks will also be on sale. This event is a fundraiser for the class graduation. The event is scheduled to be gin around 9 a.m. The church service will be held on October 28 at Full Gospel As sembly at 11 a.m. followed by a luncheon at Touch of Class. Photos were done by izing their booklet, sizes for their robes, and other completing classes. At their next meeting with coordinator Sharon Rolle, the valedictorian, salutatorian, and collegian will be named. Ron-Paul Cabinets Plus Phone: (242) 367-0546Visit our Showroom Located Opposite the old Lowes PharmacyOwners: Ronnie & Pauline Roberts Microwaves Small Refrigerators Carpet & PaddingSolid Wood Furniture

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September 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 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 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 Funeral Service For Ernal G. Swain 86, of Murphy Town, Abaco was held on Saturday Sep tember 1st, 2012 at 11:00 am at Bethany Gospel Chapel, Murphy nior Williams assisted by other ministers. Interment followed in the Murphy Town Public Cemetery, Murphy Town, Abaco. Left to cherish his memories are his wife: Enamae, three sons: Barry, Ted and Brad ley; one daughter: Vernita; six grandchil dren: Lakeisha, Luneka, Rashon, Tacasha nae, Barrino and Makemo; one great grandson: Lawson; three daughters-in-law: Sarah, Shandell and Veronique; two adopt ed daughters: Deborah Miller and Pandora Bethel; nieces: Marilyn, Ada, Margaret, Beverley, Lucy, Prescola, Grace, Grean nae, Janet, Nicole, Grethal, Agatha and Ve ronica; nephews: Calvin, Horace, Vincent, Roland, Nelson, Haziel, Mervin, Elgie, Erskin, Beltram, Edward, George, Arthur, Jexel, Senior, Elvis, Berkley and Amon; numerous grand nieces and nephews: Ma grette, Monique, Mispah, Pleasant, Ro wena, Bernadette, Melissa, John, Hewitt, Cleo, Tyrone and Lemuel; three step grand children: Luneka, Meko and Tray; other family and friends: Kermit, Renardo Curry and family, Wilamae Dawkins and family, Carly, Emmit, Hilly, Lester, Johnathan, Rocklyn, Minalee and family, Cardinal, Prince, Hank, Terrance, Gwendolyn, Ruth, Norma, Wently and family, Edith Clarke, Carl Ferguson and family, Wil liam Swain and family, Ismae Dawkins and family, Emaline Butler, Olive Miller and Family, Douglas McDonald and family, Aramena Smith and family, Mary Swain, Ida Swain, Deidre Smith, Larry Saunders, Paul Mills, Winifred Mitchell and family, Pandora Bethel and family, Victoria Gib son and family, Muriel Curry-Richardson, Catherine Davis and family, Dolly Davis and family, Johnny Swain and family, Coley Swain and family, Shelia Simms and family, Jimmy Williams and family, The church family of Bethany Gospel Chapel, Zion Baptist, Strong Tower Community Church, Victory Tabernacle and the entire communities of Murphy Town, Dundas Town and Sweetings Cay. Funeral Service for William Mr. Wil lie Cox 94, of East Avenue Mil lars Heights and formerly of Sandy Point Abaco, who died August 3rd, at the Princess Marga ret Hospital. Funeral service was at St. Martins Anglican Church, Sandy Point ated and interment was followed in the Public Cemeter,y Sandy Point Abaco. Pre deceased by: His wife: Clara Bel BurrowsCox, Daughter: Elizabeth P. Taylor. Left to cherish his memories are: His children: A. Cox of The Royal Bahamas Defence Force. Adopted children: Elizabeth Rus sell, Matlind Bain, Vincent Ingraham, Eula Gaitor, Sandra Knowles and Carla Nixon. Grand-children: Roderick and Ralph Reck ley Jr., Robert and Prince Taylor, Clau dine Roberts, Clara Taylor, Rose Fawkes, Crystal, Lamysha, Montana and Yanina Cox, Takera Pratt, Tamara Darville, Asharkie Parrella, Vindeanna and Vin dette, Julian, Jacinta and Bonji, Carlos and Alex. Great grand-children; Alex, Ange lina and Angel Reckley, Michael Humes, Rose, Edwina and Rosann Roberts, Trinity and Prince Taylor Jr., Rodwin and Raven Fawkes, Vonya Darville, Christen, Keden and Morgan, Tristan Gaitor and Montanna Great great grand child: Michael Humes Jr. Sons-in-law: Ralph Reckley, Alfred Knowles, Attorney Vann Gaitor, Shawn Nixon and Edwin Taylor(222). Daughterin-law: Dena Ingraham. Grand sons-inlaw: Ross Roberts and Rodrique Fawkes. Grand daughter-in-law: Marina Reckley. Many other relatives and friends. Fu neral Service for the late Baby Boy Macario McKinneyMackey 9-days-old, of Sandy Point, Abaco was held on Saturday August 25th, 2012 at 10:00am at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Napoleon Roberts assisted by other min isters. Interment followed in Sandy Point Public Cemetery, Abaco. He is survived by his mother: Denise McKinney; father: Marcus Mackey; sisters: Deneisha Dean and Davisha Lightbourn; brother: Marcus Mackey Jr.; grandmother: Louise Green, Janet Mackey and Valeria Lightbourn; grandfather: Phillip Mackey; niece: Amoy Brown; aunts: Shantell Green, Keva Dean, Gardena Fox, Cynthia McKinney, Gar nell Weech, Jamika, Gail and Shavonne Mackey, Naomi Cumberbatch, Anastacia Archer, Velma Forbes, Amelia, Tina and Shavel Burrows, Cara Archer, Veronique Swain, and Catherine Simms; uncles: Ken, Kelsey, James and Otis Green, Eric McK inney, Ricardo, Randy and Phillip Mackey Jr., Mark Anthony Cooper; grand aunts: Val and Marjorie Cooper; and a host of oth er relatives and friends including: Lenny, Daphanie and Lanaire Bain, Diane Cole brooke, Anastacia Dames, Kelia Green, George and Margaret Burrows and Fami ly, Napoleon Roberts and Mt. Zion Baptist Church Family, Pastor Erskin Wells and Family, Sandy Point Community Clinic, Lightbourn Family, Maxine Burrows and Family, Shelia Grant and Family, Shirley and Janette Saunders and Inez Fox; special thanks: Schooner Bay; others too numer ous to mention. Greg ory Curtis Bain Jr. age 26 years old of Marsh Harbour, Ab aco and for merly of Nas sau, Bahamas died in Sandy Point, Abaco on Sunday August 26th, 2012. He is survived by his father: Greg ory Bain Sr.; mother: Portia Bethell; ad opted mother: Nadine Bain; daughter: Gia Bain; sisters: Kiatra Adderley and Kanish Murry; brothers: Timothy, Charles and Raymond Bain, Valentino Adderley, Ken vil Lockhart, Shanandor Green and Keano Bowe; numerous nieces and nephews and others too numerous to mention. Funeral Service for Basil Frit zgerald Forbes age 40 affection ately called The Bishop of Coopers Town Abaco who died at his residence August 16th. Funeral service was held at Faith Walk Church of God, Coopers Town, Abaco. Bishop Archilaus Cooper assisted by Rev. ment followed in the Public Cemetery Coopers Town, Abaco. Left to cherish his memories are: His mother: Kandymae Murphy, Adopted parents: Samuel and Netta Cooper, Sister: Jewel Rolle, Broth er: Niles McIntosh, Grand-uncle: Cap tain Nathan Rolle, Nieces and nephews: Vashantae Rolle, Destiny Rolle, Kaysim Miller and Mario McIntosh, and a host of other relatives and friends. As the sun peeped over the ho rizon, on the quaint settlement of Marsh Har bour, Abaco on August 20th 1967 Warren & Marilyn was blessed with a 9lb. 8oz. bouncing baby boy, he was the third of four children to this union. They thanked God with joyful hearts and named him Derek Kevin Albury. Derek begin his Christian Academy under Mr. Kenneth & Mrs. Joyce Touchton there he completed Primary School and obtained his nickname MOOSA, and then on to high school where he travelled by bus to Spring City to complete his high school education and obtained his diploma. In 1989 Annie met Derek in Marsh Harbour and they fell head over heels in love, from this moment they were inseparable. Moosa was a BIG guy with a HEART of gold, He was a dedi cated worker and responsible for all the ex changes from Moores Island to Fox Town and The Cays. He was a loving, caring and kind person and put his job and the satis faction of BTC Customers top on the list. to both family and friends.During Dereks high school years he also worked at Abaco Markets on weekends and continued work ing when he graduated from high school until his Father Warren convinced him to take a job in the technical area of Marsh Harbour Exchange and on July 1st 1986 he did just that and worked under the supervi sion of Mr. Emalin Sawyer. He was em ployed there for 26 years and 2 months; he progressed very rapidly through the tech nical. In 2003 he was awarded Outstand ing and Dedicated Service to Batelco and its employees, June 2007 he was awarded Employee of the Month for Outstanding Services, He was First Connect Award Winner of 2008 as well as awarded for his Appreciation and Dedication for Out standing Dedication and Service Above and Beyond the call of Duty during Hur ricane Irene by the Relief Effort Commit tee 2011, also in 2011 he was promoted to Senior Technical Associate of BTC. On a normal day September 1st 2012 an gels decided to take Moosa home. Left to mourn: His Wife: Annie Pinder Albury; His Father & Mother: Warren & Marilyn Albury; Two Brothers: Gary & Jarrod (deceased); Sister: Angelita Nevo; Grand mothers: Elliott & Ena (both deceased); Grandfathers: Bernell & Anthony(Pump) (both deceased); Step Grandmother: Mar jorie McDonald; Mother-in-law: Eliza beth Pinder (Lizzy); Father-in-law: Har rison Pinder; Grandmother-in-law: Eudene Sweeting; Step Mother-in-law: Loretta Pinder; Brothers-in-law: Igal Nevo, Angus & Andrew Pinder; Sisters-in-law: Melinda & Marlana Pinder; Uncles: George, Fred dy, Rae(deceased),Pat Walter & Bernard; Aunts: Margaret, Joy, Lucille(deceased), Audrey(deceased), Linda, Lucille, Mollie, Remembering Family and Friends Please see Obits Page 14

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian September 15, 2012 The South Abaco District Council, in conjunction with corporate sponsors, presented a Back to School Jamboree for students of all of the settlements of South Abaco on August 25. The well attended event was held in the Sandy Point Com munity Centre and was led by Mistress of Ceremonies Brenell Higgs, Headmistress of the James A. Pinder School. Following an opening prayer in which John Hudson, Chairman of the Cherokee Township, asked for wisdom and guidance for the students during the coming school year. The Administrator for South Abaco, School & Youth News Joshua Smith, spoke to the students on the virtues of honesty and obedience and en Keynote speaker was Enzil Cooper, teacher and motivational speaker who gave a very age appropriate talk, using rooms in their homes to illustrate his points. Dur ing the tour of the home he spoke of the; Kitchen of creativity which is where you can try things out to see if they suit your taste. Then the bathroom; Where you big a star as anyone in the world. Next the dreamers bedroom; Where we get to imagine beyond what is real and how we come up with new ideas such as the latest clothes and technology and so much more. Finally, the living room a place of to getherness and cooperation. This is where we learn how to get along, how to love each other and make each other happy. We learn manners and respect and learn to live together. Mr. Cooper closed his talk with the students by telling them if they did all of these things it would give them the ac cess they needed to progress towards suc cess. Mr. Cooper also spoke a word to the parents, asking them if they are allow dreaming and socializing. He stressed that social skills are no less important than aca demics or schoolwork; The crime statis tics in our country demand that our people the parents to teach the kids social skills, help them develop creativity and encour skills and talents. South Abaco holds Back to School Jamboree The children were then eager for the informal part of the program which includ ed fun and games, such as The Price is Right and educational quizzes all arranged by the Mistress of Ceremonies Ms. Higgs. They were then all presented with bags full of school supplies, provided by the South Abaco District Council, Scotiabank and the Abaco Club on Winding Bay. Freddy Munnings, representative from Winding Bay, told the children that he would check on their development and that they should work hard because they might come to him one day for a job. The Manageress from Scotiabank told the children that the bank was giving each child a piggy bank the so that they could save their coins and when ever their piggy bank was full they could bring it to Scotiabank and open their own savings account. The jamboree closed with a time of refreshment when the children were given a variety of healthy foods which included sandwiches, fruit, juices and water.

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September 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 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 29st Dr. Carnille Farquharson; Family Medicine Sept 19th & 26th Dr. Winston Forbes; Cardiology/Internal Medicine Call for dates 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 21st & 28th Dr. Marc Binard, General Practice & Internal Medicine October 2nd 9th 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 September 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 Freddie Munnings, chairman of the Community Footprints Committee at The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, visited Ev ery Child Counts on September 3 to dis school supplies to students. Selected as partnering schools, stu dents of Hope Town Primary School, Cherokee Primary School, and J.A. Pin with the employees of the Club who re ceived supplies for their children as well. According to Munnings, the school supply drive was initiated in January 2012, and volunteers from the committee held various fundraising events like car washes, cookouts and basketball games to raise funds for the project. Additionally, Club members and lo cal businesses made donations. As a result, Munnings said that the original target goal of $6,000 was exceeded, and more than 700 volunteer hours were recorded over the course of the fundraisers. He noted that donation at the ceremony in Sandy Point. [The objective was] to provide con sistent fundraising opportunities to support and fund our School Back Pack for a Purpose program in August, Munnings acknowledged. In total, out target was to supply 100 primary school backpacks for primary level students, and 50 backpacks for high school level students replete with age-appropriate supplies. Backpacks were distributed to the La Abaco Club distributes supplies to ECC and other local schools dies and Gentlemen at the Club on Aug. 6, while partnering schools received their of school. It should be noted that the rationale for inclusion of the children of the Clubs [Ladies and Gentlemen] was driven by the fact that the annual seasonal scale back for the Abaco Club is of 12 weeks duration in 2012 (from Aug. 3 to Oct. 26), he ex plained. Many of our employees are thus ei ther on lay-off or reduced hours during this time. With schools in The Bahamas open September, it is only right that the children of our colleagues be also considered as de School & Youth News serving of this Club initiative, especially where mom and/or dad would surely need assistance in supplying back-to-school es sentials. Mr. Munnings concluded, Charity as they say should begin at home especially when it supports our Employee Promise. Commendations were given to Fred die Munnings, who was assisted by Den nis Lightbourn, the purchasing manager, and his wife Veronica. He also thanked the Clubs Guidance Team, all Ladies and Gentlemen for volunteering, Club mem bers and business partners on Abaco for ality. Bahamian students attend Whale Camp in Sandy Point Bahamian students from throughout The Bahamas travelled to Sandy Point, Abaco to work with the Bahamas Marine Mam mal Research Organization (BMMRO) and take part in their Summer Whale Camp. BMMRO received sponsorship to support the students for a week at a time. The participating students were: Ka rissa Maycock, Noah Hanna, Devynne Charlton, Nate Gabe Hudson, Pachancia Knowles, Kerwin Mullings, Jurique Rus sell and AJ McIntosh. While living at the BMMRO research center they had the opportunity to experience dolphins and whales in their natural habitat and gain mammal science. based in Sandy Point, Abaco. Since 1991 they have been documenting the distribu tion and abundance of marine mammals throughout The Bahamas by conducting boat based surveys and using a well-known main goal of the project is to contribute to the conservation of marine mammals by Please see Whales Page 10

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian September 15, 2012 School & Youth News learning more about habitat use and social behaviour and sharing this information with other scientists and interested parties. Whale Camp was created in the hopes that young Bahamians will develop a better un derstanding and appreciation for the Baha mian marine environment. These students were exposed to all aspects of marine mammal science, such toring of a local population of Atlantic Bot tlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and pattern of natural nicks and scars on each able to keep track of individuals, gaining an understanding of their social structure, Whales From Page 9 habitat use and population status. Countless hours were spent on the boat water search ing for marine mammals. Once we found a group of dolphins or a sperm whale; data on their group composition, age class and habitat use along with photos were collect ed. This data would then be entered and a photo catalogue would be used to identify the individuals seen. Some of the species encountered dur ing Whale Camp included Atlantic spot ted dolphins (Stenella frontalis), Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), Dwarf sperm whales (Kogia sima), Pyg my sperm whales (Kogia breviceps), and Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus). For most of the campers, this was their wild. Jurique Russell from Cat Island re called, My experience at the whale camp was fantastic. Just looking at the whales and the dolphins was a dream come true. I really enjoyed listening to the different sounds of marine mammals, which they called acoustics. After acoustics we did was going to town and interviewing local mammals to put in our presentation. The outcome was great; we were surprised on how much information they had on these marine mammals. But overall whale camp was the most fun I had in a while. And I have learnt so much from this experience. BMMRO would like to thank their interns for their assistance with Whale Camp, Annabelle Cartwright from of Nas sau and Donavan Sankey Jr. from Jamaica. To our sponsors, Young Marine Explor ers, Friends of the Environment, Disney Animal Programs and Environmental Ini tiatives and Rotary of Abaco. As L.C. Hull & Co. continues to cel we decided to donate all of the school sup plies needed for this year to Cherokee All Age School. The staff of L.C. Hull & Co. at tended the Cherokee School Assemby to make the donation. Ms. Hull gave a motivational speech to the kids and they had responded with a wonderful thank you poem for. Ms. Hull spoke to them about realizing that God created us all uniquely and use that talent, work hard and in that way and say Thank you to Jesus for all that he has done for us. Ms. Hull attended the All Age Cher okee School when she was a little girl as her parents were Missionaries in Chero kee. L.C. Hull & Co. donates to Cherokee All Age School

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian September 15, 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 School & Youth News FNM candidate Gomez donates to Amy Roberts All Age School Armed with a boxes of school sup plies, Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) candidate Renardo Curry embarked on a Abaco Central High School and ending in Crown Haven on Saturday, September 8. the smiles on the kids faces, Mr. Curry said. Mr. Curry said that instead of just stop to say hi in these communities, he decided to give the children school sup plies and remind them that there are people that want them to succeed and are willing to give them help to succeed. One of my focuses is education, be cause I believe if you get a good education you can then contribute to the development of your communities, Mr. Curry said. He said he will be pushing very hard for education, as he looks to bring trade and vocational schools like BTVI (Baha mas Technical and Vocational Institute) to North Abaco. Wed also like to have high school to help them earn their diplo mas, he added. We believe if we can help them suc ceed and develop themselves it will help us all, he said. PLP candidate Curry passes out school items to students On Saturday, September 8 Greg Go mez made a presentation to the Amy Rob erts All Age School in Green Turtle Cay. During his meet and greet event that same day Mr. Gomez, met with the children of the community to pass out individual gifts along with new electronic equipment for the school including a printer. Also present to meet with the children was FNM leader Dr. Hubert Minnis and the Deputy Leader, Loretta Butler-Turner. The candidate and Dr. Minnis returned to Green Turtle Cay on Wednesday, Septem The election, according to Prime Minister Perry Christie, will be scheduled sometime in October. Campaigning by both parties continues across the island.

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September 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 Sports After softball games were cancelled the night before, players eagerly looked forward to the double header scheduled on game featured was between the RJ Bone the Lady Sluggers, who managed to secure a series of runs putting them in an early lead against their opponents. Although the Runners fought back and were able to ac cumulate a few runs, they were not enough to topple the Lady Sluggers who were on Lady Sluggers beat the RJ Runners: 14 to 6. Next, the DNR Sluggers faced the New Vision players shortly after 11 p.m. The New Vision team engaged Troy Bul lard as their pitcher for the night, and he did not disappoint. Before the game ended, Tommy Rolle also pitched for New Vision. However, DNR players rallied together in Visions 6. The Lady Sluggers and DNR Slug gers were in a festive mood following the nights games. Tommy Rolle, one of the New Vision pitchers, admitted that they did not come out full force during the game because of a lack of practice. However, he promised that they would be ready by the time the playoffs came. DNR Pitcher Thomas Machine Gun Kelly, who scored the only two home runs in the game, also made remarks. It turned out better than I expected with the youths that are on the team, he said. Everybody is playing pretty well, and I am trying to get the guys together. After they get where they are supposed to be, then well try to be the champions of Abaco. Meanwhile, Abaco Softball Associa tion President Nigel Bootle commented on the upcoming 2012 playoffs, which are scheduled for September 21. In the ladies division, there are the Lady Sluggers, and in the mens division, there are four teams: DNR Sluggers, Creters Bulldogs, Destroyers and New Vision. ships, the best of seven, Bootle explained. So we are going to start that on the 21st of September in order to be ready for Nation als in Nassau on Nov.4 He said that overall the teams look good and that the womens teams in par ticular have improved a lot. A little more practice and the rest of The Bahamas will have to be on alert, he advised. Central Abaco softball teams win double header Improvements to put national teams on alert Game between the DNR Sluggers and the New Vision players on Sept.1 in Coopers Town. North Abaco hopeful presents trophies to tournament winners The Learn to Swim program kicked off on September 10, 2012. The program will run until the water becomes too cold for the kids. We currently run the program on Monday's and Wednesday's from 4:00 5:00 p.m at Long Bay School pool. If you are interested in signing your child/ children up for this program you can email us at abacoswimclub@gmail.com or come to the pool on Mondays or Wednesdays at 3:45 p.m. We are excited about teach ing your children how to swim. We believe swimming is the only sport that could save your childs life, and we are looking for Learn to Swim dives into new season Have Sports News to Share? Contact The Abaconian AbaconianNews@gmail.com or 242-367-3200

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian September 15, 2012 Jeannie & Julie; Uncles-in-law: Frederick, Ian Ross & David Albury; Aunts-in-law: Patrisha Cash, Kathleen Ross, Juanita Hall & Normajean Albury and host of other family and friends. Janet AlburyRose of Lynn Haven, Florida and formally of Nassau and Treasure Cay, Abaco died at Liberty Cal houn Hospital, Blountstown, Florida on August 30th, 2012. She was predeceased by her parents, Walter and Winnie Albury, sister Sheila Ann Zalter, husband Donald Rose. She is survived by her sister Kath ryn Albury of Marsh Harbour, Abaco, her brother Tommy Albury of Nassau, brotherin-law Hillard Albury, sister-in-law, Cathy Albury; nephews, Charles (Diane) Albury and Kyle (Connie) Albury; nieces, Andrea (Christopher) Berner; grand nephews, Remembering Family and Friends Clint Albury, Jared Berner, Jaxon Albury and Dominic Albury: grand nieces, Ashley Berner; aunt, Jennie Lowe; other relatives and friends including Terry Cleveland of Panama City, Florida. As the sun rose the month of Au gust 6, 1972, a beautiful baby girl was born to proud parent Judy mae Newman (deceased) and Hudson Simms and she was given the name Theresa Latasha Simms affectionately known as Reese who was loved by both her parents dearly. Theresa received her early education at Marsh Harbour Primary school where she graduated and went to Abaco Central High School. Upon comple tion at ACHS Theresa decided it was time ing young woman who loved to work so decided to take a job at the Conch Inn Res taurant and Bar as a waitress. After being employed at the Conch Inn for some years she later moved to Great Abaco Beach Re sort up until the time of her illness. Reese was loved by her co-workers and all who got to know her at both establishments. Theresa gave birth to two beautiful daugh ters; Ocarra Simms born July 15, 1990 and Marbria Wilmore born July 9, 2000. She loved her girls with all her heart and no one or anything could get between them. After a years battle with cancer on August 22, 2012 Reese closed her eyes and took memories will always linger in the hearts of her father: Hudson Simms; step mother: Rhoda Simms; daughters: Occara Simms and Marbria Wilmore, adopted daughter: Lakiyah Simms; grandmother: Rebecca Simms; special friendMabery Wilmore; Sister: Anatasia, Shantell, Tarneka, Rose, Annalee and Florence, Stepsister: Syprian na, Rodriques and Darie; brothers: David, Ryan, Marlin, Terell, Ashley, Hubert and Hugh; Stepbrothers: Toyell, Oneal, and Dario; Aunts: Babara Roberts, Vernette Rolle, Sylvera Archer, Valerie Duncombe and Eleizabeth Simms; uncles: Stevenson Simms, Oatrick Roberts, Marcus Dun combe, Cyril Archer and George Rolle and a host of other relatives and friends. Obits From Page 7 Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend Press Release The 2013 Great Abaco Family Fit ness Weekend (GAFFW) will be held from March 22nd to 24th, 2013 in Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas a 1-mile Open Water Swim, Sprint and Olympic triathlons, a Kids 1-Mile Run, and a 5k/10k Fun Run/Walk. Competitors can choose to compete individually or as a relay team in the triathlons. The inaugural event in March of 2012 was very successful and highly rated. Par ticipants came from across Abaco, Nassau and Freeport and from as far away as Can ada, Illinios, and even the Faroe Islands. For more information on the event please visit www.GAFFW.com or contact the Ba hamas Ministry of Tourism in Abaco. The organizers, the Bahamas Minis try of Tourism, and the Treasure Cay Re sort and Marina look forward to a great event in 2013! Treasure Cay prepares for 30th annual competition ment (TCBT) will celebrate its 30th anni versary June 1-7, 2013 at beautiful Trea sure Cay Beach Marina & Golf Resort, ing, excellent value and fun social events, the world-class competition attracts teams from around the world. social parties, dinners and fun competi tions. The guaranteed cash payout ranges from $10,000 for a minimum of ten boats and up to $50,000 for participation of 50 boats. The TCBT offers a special bonus of one free room night at the resort or a free day of dockage for registrations made prior to March 31, 2013. The early registrations also receive an entry into a drawing for free tournament dockage from June 1-6 for boats up to 60 feet and additional prizes including air tickets to the Bahamas.

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September 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 Across name of a bottlenose dolphin. 4. Vesuvias and Mt. St. Helen for example. snacks on. 8. Minister of Financial Services. 9. Popular style of women's bathing suit. 10. Sooiee!; popular target for hunters on Abaco. 12. Ancient calculating tool. 16. Fake; "Funny Money" 17. When you stand before twelve of your peers. Down 1. Robert _________; Old steam ship once station at Snake Cay. 3. A popular hunting road in Abaco; A type of crab. 5. Objects maintain this due to gravity. 6. A French palace; A treaty that ended WWI. 7. Leader of the opposition. 11. A unit of energy; an excess of these leads to weight gain. 13. Johnny Bread or Johnny _______. 14. Harvested every two to three years. 15. Abbreviation for the best confer ence in college football; Georgia Bulldogs are a member. Across 1. CHALKUsed on blackboards. 6. BARRIER_______ reef; Abaco home to the third largest in the world. 7. SAILAWAYTen year old charity beach party. 9. COMPLEXOpposite of simple; a cluster of 12. SEMESTERMost schools fall into this two ________ system. 13. ELKHORNA type of coral; not staghorn. 14. KNIGHTSGolden _______; Nickname given to the four Bahamian gold medalists at the 2012 Olympic Games. 17. CROWN________ land; a bejeweled headpiece. 18. MELANOMAA concern with the appearance of strange moles and freckles; Too much sun a large factor of this. Down 2. AVERAGEBeing typical. 3. INSURANCEPurchased for a vehicle, a house or your health. 4. FLASHGreen _______; Rare phenomena relating to sunsets, 5. PREAMBLEIntroduction of a document; _________ to the Constitution. 8. QUEEN"God save the _______" 10. MUTTONLamb; a type of snapper. 11. OAKESFamous victim of Nassau murder conspiracy. 15. SODIUMsalt; ________ chloride. gree fahrenheit water. September 1 Crossword Answers Enjoy the Crossword? Want to sponsor it? Wed love to hear from you! abaconiannews@gmail.com 1-242-367-3200

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian September 15, 2012 Dr. Elaine Lundy General Practioner Dr. Ronald Knowles Obstetrician / Gynecologist Mammograms Offered Dr. Leviticus Rolle Ms. Sandra Watson Ultrasound Technician, Echocardiogram Dr. Winston Campbell, Ears, Nose & Throat Specialist, Sleep Apnea www.auskellmedical.com For Appointments Call 367-0020 Extended Care (After Hours) Call 577-0113 A General Practitioner is on staff Monday through Saturday Call Auskell for dates of other doctors Dr. Frumentus Leon Obstetrician Gynecologist Dr. Duranda Ash Ophthamologist Dr. Edwin Demeritte, Neurologist / Neurophysiologist (Adults & Children) Dr. Michael Caplia Optometrist Opinion Insights for your Innerspring Destroy Fear Chapter 3 from The Magic of Think ing BIG by David J. Schwartz, Ph.D. Is fear real? Dr. Schwartz seems to think so, and he feels that we must rec ognize it exists before we can conquer it. He continues to put forward his point that most fear today is psychological. Worry, tension, embarrassment, panic all stem from mismanaged, negative imagination fear is success enemy number one. We cant escape the results of fear that we see in our lives and all around us. Once we accept that this emotion does exist we can take steps to destroy fear and build into conquering fear we must recognize oped. Over time, and with careful atten And just like the foremen in our thought factory, Mr. Triumph and Mr. Defeat; when we give our focus to building con grows increasingly weaker. Dr. Schwartz says action cures fear, whileindecision and postponement, on the other hand, fertilize fear. What is it that you have been planning to do? You must act now! Continued postponement and indecision will encourage fear; bring about the failure disease called excusitis and cause frustration to take up a long-term lease in your house! You owe it to your self to act now! Action does cure fear! Dr. Schwartz gives several examples of what kind of action to take to conquer fear. In the case of embarrassment be cause of personal appearance he suggests Improve it. Go to a barbershop or beauty salon. Shine your shoes. Get your clothes cleaned and pressed. In general, practice better grooming. It does not always take new clothes. In the case of fear or what other people may think and say, he sug gests make sure that what you plan to do is right. Then do it. No one ever does anything worthwhile for which he is not criticized. As mentioned earlier we must, in deed, be careful of the kinds of actions we take in life, as our actions can either aid the growth of fear or decrease it. In addition, our thinking must be pointed in a certain direction to enable us to continue to see positive results. If we pledge to take action think negatively and drop back into the rut of excuses tomorrow. This will confuse the mind, and the little progress that was being made on your behalf will be nulli that came just hours or days later. Suc cessful people specialize in putting positive thoughts into their memory bank, while negative thoughts produce needless wear and tear on your mental motor. Some people have no regard for how much dam age they do to their minds on a daily basis. The constant repetition of mindimages, pointless conversations and loose associations all take a toll on our thought factory and causes it to produce from the templates that it is given. No wonder so many try in futility to suddenly change their lives by drastic measures. They fail to realize that the state they created over many months or years of neglect cannot be restored overnight. Dr. Schwartz quoted the great psy chologist Dr. George W. Crane from his famous book Applied Psychology, as saying Remember, motions are the pre cursors of emotions. You cant control the latter directly but only through your choice of motions or actions In short, we can change our attitudes by changing our phys ical actions. Years ago in the ground breaking program Where Theres a Will Theres an A , the facilitators said that changing ones position in the classroom could positively affect ones grades. They also went on to say that direct eye contact with the presenter increases retention and that if one would tilt forward about 45 de grees when the lecturer is speaking, the brain is triggered to become more alert and as a consequence is open to receive the in struction that is being given. This is similar to the aggressive pos turing of a wild cat getting ready to pursue its prey. I work with young people and their actions speak so loudly, yet they do not realize it. At our weekly youth meet ings, many of them sit at the back of the hall or next to the walls. This shows their insecurity and vulnerability as well as their changed by adjusting ones posture and speed of movement, and the way people move is a direct result of whats going on in their minds. Dr. Schwartz puts forth 5 procedures 1. Action cures fear. 2. Make a supreme effort to put only positive thoughts in your memory bank. 3. Put people in proper perspective. 4. Practice doing what your con science tells you is right. 5. Make everything about you say, tice these little techniques in your day-today activities: a. Be a front seater b. Make eye contact c. Walk 25% faster d. Speak up e. Smile big 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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September 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 Quality Star Auto Service Station And Garage Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour THE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDS Open 7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 Phe begins a new chapter in his music career Bringing exceptional talent and rec ognition to his rising musical platform, Bahamian-born Azriel Reckley is known to the world as Phe. The name Phe was short for Phe nom; thats the name I started out with, but as I matured in music as well as myself, [I] decided that Phe would be a new begin ning, a new chapter. And so as he embarks on this new beginning, this budding star continues to work along with Adrian Drop Santalla at Drop Dead Beats and maintains a close working relationship with Jaime Cardi Rivera, a sound engineer, at Blindside Stu dio. Cardi has also been a mentor and like family to Phe. As a singer, songwriter and pro ducer, Phe was always aware of his love for music. He began playing the drums at gift in the high school marching band as band major. Many of his family members including his parents, Gilbert and Donna Reckley, either sing or play an instrument. Of course, his ever-increasing popu larity is no surprise to his parents. In fact, according to his father, it was prophesized that his son would become famous one day. Mother Miriam Cornish told him that he would make music like David, and that people would come from all over the world to him to make music, Mr. Reckley recalled. Heres an upcoming star from our neighbourhood, who is doing some thing positive in the music industry. Indeed, his rapid ascent within the music industry is a manifestation of that prophecy as Phe experiments with all genres of music to reach a diverse audi ence. I dont necessarily have a favourite type of music. I love all genres of music, and I listen to anything thats good, Phe shared. I love good music be it a love song, inspirational, hip hop and rap to pop or techno. If its good, I would listen! Phe said that his listening audience enjoys what he does, what he says, and how he presents it to them. The same way people in my life im pact me, I do the same for them because there can always be a relation to my music in some form or fashion, he explained. My aim is to make great music, change lives and be an example. Great energy be gets great things: simple. Speaking of energy, Phe has col laborated with top label clients like Sony/ BMG, Atlantic, Jive, Universal, and Def Abaconians in the News Jam as well as legendary music artists such as Rick Ross, Pit Bull and Gloria Estefan. Working With Pit Bull aka Mr. 305 was a fun experience! I produced a record called Triumph featuring Avery Storm. With Pit, the energy was always high you can tell from the type of music he makes, he said. So yeah, I would have to say that experience, although a life-changing one, good and bad, is top on the list! He added: My greatest accomplish ment thus far is making my family proud amongst having a record written and pro duced by me for Gloria Estefan called ing forward to this journey with the friends and family Im surrounded by [so] special shout out to the Reckley family and the Ri vera Family and everyone in my life. craft at the university level, Phe worked alongside super producers like Jim Jonsin and Shomari Sho Dillon and artists in cluding Slim from the group 112, Fat Joe, Jae Millz and Ahmad Belvin. Phe recently released a new hit single called :45, and he is currently working on a few projects, which he said is all good music. Every day I make music, every day is one step closer in changing the world. Stay tuned for more great music from me...IAMPHE. As the journey continues for Phe, he remains inspired and focused on what he wants to accomplish. What inspires me is life [and] want ing to be the best at what I do or at least close to it because there is always room for improvement. So pretty much anything and everything inspires me, situations that people face on a regular basis, the ups and the downs the entire picture called life! Phe paused to give special recogni tion to Edward Hoyte from Coopers Town, who he said is doing big things for Brick house Music Group. He also gave encour agement to future generations of Bahamian music artists. to others especially the younger genera tion because it tells them that anything is possible, Phe admonished. Being from Abaco and making it to where I am right now shows that God is good and hard work pays off so clich, but its so true! So anyone can do great things, you just have to do great things! Believe it! For more information on Phe, visit his Web site at http://www.iamphe.com or on Facebook under the name AJ Reck ley. maker to screen work at Trinadad and Tobago Five Bones a short documentary by Bahamian Film maker Tyler Johnston, will screen at the Trinidad and Tobago Film festival this year. The documentary provides a glimpse into the world of four boys of Haitian descent, who live in an underprivileged community in The Bahamas; with few re sources available, they build kites out of the most basic materials to entertain them selves. The short was made in The Bahamas by Tyler Johnston with music provided by British/Bahamian composer Maxine Lin coln. A feature length documentary titled The Mud is already in the works, fol lowing up the success of Five Bones. The Mud will further explore the com plex history of Haitian immigrants living in the Bahamas. "Five Bones is the start of much larger project about cultural relations and immigration in the Bahamas; these are fun damental issues all societies address in one form or another so its a universal theme with a Caribbean focus" says Director Ty ler Johnston Mr. Johnston was also accepted into the Focus Immersion Program at the Trini dad Festival, a four day program in which professionals to develop their plans for an original feature length documentary. Mr. Johnston plans to use this time to develop the production plan for the Mud Documen tary. "I am looking forward to connect representing The Bahamas, I also want to thank the Bahamas Film Festival and The Bahamas Film Commission for their tre mendous support in my endeavors as a A native of Abaco, Mr. Johnston graduated from the Maine College of Art and currently produces the Portland Maine Film Festival. Five Bones also won the First Look award at the Bahamas International Film Festival.

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian September 15, 2012 Church News Victory Tabernacle honours three of its founding members Three members of Victory Taberna cle Ministry were recently honoured dur ing a service on August 19. According to Pastor Alphonso B. Lewis, senior pastor, the honourees were Deacon David Rolle, Sister Catherine Davis and Evangelist Marjorie McDonald; they were chosen for their outstanding contributions as founding members of the church. meeting was held to establish Victory Tab ernacle, Rolle, Davis and McDonald were already a part of it. Currently, there are 60 plus members at Victory Tabernacle. Beginning with Deacon Rolle, Pastor Lewis said their friendship covers an ex tensive period as Pastor Lewis recalled that he was the one to conduct Deacon Rolles marriage, and again when he welcomed Deacon Rolle into the body of Christ when he accepted Jesus as his Saviour during an altar call. Pastor Lewis added that Deacon Rolle has always been an encouragement to him as well as Sister Catherine Davis, who has supported him wholeheartedly in his minis try. He said she has done so much to raise funds to help the ministry, thereby earn ing the nickname Fundraiser for Victory Tabernacle. She always encouraged the other members for us to work together to build and promote the Kingdom of God, he stated. As for Evangelist Marjorie McDon ald, she was another of the founding mem bers who supported the ministry from the beginning. Pastor Lewis commended her for encouraging members of her family to become a part of the church. He noted deceased son and granddaughter, respec tively. Unlike Deacon Rolle, and Sister Cath erine, however, Evangelist McDonalds re sponsibilities also included the praise team, conducting service and preaching the Word on Sundays as needed; working with the Ladies Ministry along with Ms. Lewis, the mother of the church; and assisting with prayer and fasting and raising funds. These three people played a pivotal role in the development and spiritual grown of Victory Tabernacle Ministries, Pastor Lewis commented. As a result of their contributions, we thought it good to give they will be able to enjoy them. Their friends and family can see that Victory Tabernacle Ministry appreciates them. The honourees were all given plaques to commemorate the occasion and ad ditional gifts were given to them. Pastor Lewis explained that church members are honoured every couple of years, and the ago was Deaconess Vernell Davis as a founding member. Although Pastor Lewis acknowledged some 23 years in the pastoral ministry, Victory Tabernacle Ministry will celebrate its ninth anniversary in October, and they will also host a Family Seminar in Sep tember. This years theme was: Calling the Nation Back to God, and next years theme will be Trusting the God that Can not Fail as they look toward their 10th an niversary celebrations at Victory in 2013. He added that church members will soon wrap up a two-year course of study on an Old Testament Survey where they will be given a questionnaire at the end and Additionally, Pastor Lewis men tioned the construction of a new sanctu ary in Murphy Town. Unfortunately, the building encountered adverse weather with tornadoes and a section of the walls were blown down. For those wishing to contrib ute to Victory Tabernacle Ministry, con tact Pastor Lewis at 225-2102 or 458-3660 or by mail at P.O. Box: AB20796. On August 26, St. Thomas Baptist Church held a Youths Back to School Service in Wood Cay to distribute back packs and school supplies to children in attendance. According to Krystel Jones, St.Thomas youth leader, approximately from the supplies given. She added that it was an enjoyable service complimented by youth activities. During the service, Jones was joined by Roy Boles of Black Sound Marina in Green Turtle Cay, and Sgt. Wellington Cay Police Dept. Boles partnered with the church in their endeavour to give the children school supplies so that they are fully prepared for the new school year. He also gave a motivational speech on the importance of higher learning and discipline. Meanwhile, Sgt. Wellington ex plained that they are trying to foster a rela tionship with the youths at St. Thomas and all of Abaco from a community policing perspective because there have been a lot of major crimes throughout the Bahamas initiated by the youth. He said that in light of what is hap pening, it is important to get the attention of the youth in order to prevent future situ ations that relate to crime and to try to di rect them in the right path. Adding to his comments, Ms. Jones pline. She said discipline is needed for suc cess, and it is this message that they are instilling in young people not only in the church, but the entire community. I feel that if discipline is instilled in them from a church standpoint the chil dren can come out in the community or to the church and they receive that, she as serted. So if we instill in them from now leaders for tomorrow; we want our leaders to have discipline in their lives. Finally, turning to Supt. Curry, she made a presentation of school supplies to him as a heartfelt thank you for his sup port and to encourage his son at home. Supt. Curry thanked Jones and all involved agreeing that the gift would be put to good use for his son: Rashad Curry. 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September 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 19 PROPERTY & HOUSES APARTMENTS APARTMENTS 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 Long Beach, beautiful Ocean views, 3-bed 2-bath home for rent, short walk to beach. Fully equipped with linens and kitchen uten sils. $1500/month. Call 577-0277. APARTMENTS Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color highlight on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com Marsh Harbour, Cove Estate, 3 bed, 2.5 bath, fully furnished with pool. $1600 p/m. Call 475-4848 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. Unfur nished. $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 Marsh Harbour, Views of the Sea of Abaco, upstairs, very spacious, 1 bedroom home, ful ly furnished located near Castle. Quiet area. $1,000 p/month. 367-3472 after 6pm Murphy Town, 2 bed, 2 bath, fully furnished house, big yard. $850 p/m. Call 367-2488 or 646-9734 Sweetings Villiage, 2 bed, 2 bath, fully fur nished $1,100 per month. Call 475-4848 Dundas Town Hill Top residential Lot, over looking Sea of Abaco, near Radio Abaco,Lot # 09 G. 6,835 square feet. Call 559 8553. Cherokee Hill Top, lot # 16, approximately 10,000 square feet. $45,000 Call 357-6883 Joes Creek/Leisure Lee 18,000 sq. ft. Lot one block from beach. Great Price US $21,500. Call 477-5712 Lubbers Quarters, 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 PROPERTY & HOUSES Ocean view Lot 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, 561-623-8863 or 242-365-4695 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 cistern, sleeps 8. Priced well below appraised value at $324k US. 850-962-1077 or Deb bieWP@att.net Treasure Cay Lot one block from beach. Ex cellent Buy $40,000.00 Call 225-3211 Waterfront Overwater Rental cottage 2 bed screened porch, dock, like new. $1500 a week. www.abacoislandcottage.com www.vrbo. com/234798 for reviews. SERVICES Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color high light on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com BOATS AND MARINE 17 Mitz Skiff, (1), with 40HP Yamaha en gines. $10,000 each. For more information call 366-2275 24 Formula, custom hardtop & windshield with 250 HP Yamaha engine. Asking $20,000. Must Sell, make offer! call 577-0340 29(1991) Boston Whaler Offshore Fisher man, 10 beam, walk around cabin with Whal er Drive. New twin Yamaha 250 HP with 70 hours each. Boat has been refurbished includ ing new gas tank, pumps, plumbing, uphol stery, wiring and much more. A must see!!! $48,900 Boat is in Hopetown. Please contact 386-689-5777 14 Indian River Fiberglass Canoe, Like NEW condition. Includes 2 paddles. Asking $595. Call David 577-0263 Johnson 15HP 2-cycle outboard engine, less than 50 hrs. $850. 9All Fiberglass Dinghy $850. Call 366-0101 or 727-460-2287 Items for Sale, Employment, Services, Cars & Boats BOATS AND MARINE Factory Direct Custom Cummins/Stam ford Diesel Generators. Includes: Alumi num 65dBA enclosure, deepsea gprs remote control module, 200 gallon base fuel tank, 250amp automatic transfer switch, 1 or 3 phase, shipping & customs duties, 1 year/1000hr war ranty 50% deposit, 10 week delivery. 30kw $19,589.00 60kw $23,960.00. CONTACT: Mr. Patrick Petty Carib Generators (242) 427-3749 / 323-1594 E: sales@caribgenera tors.com / patrick_ptty@yahoo.com Brand New Frigidaire Microwave Wall Oven Combo for sale Never used, $1,500. (Approx $3,000 landed). Call 577-0277 Handyman Wanted. Full time to clean yard in Cedar Harbour. Please contact Ms. Bain 3650733. Attention Parents/Teachers! Now available at Auskell Clinic, Speech Therapy Services for children 3-12 years old with speech prob rors. Call 475-9060 or 475-5265 Office Manager/Administrator seeks posi tion with a progressive company and offers trained in Human Resources and Training Pol icies and Procedures. Excellent oral and writ ten communication and interpersonal skills. Interested persons may contact Ms. Rolle at 554-8560 Event Planning Manager seeks position in progressive company and offers the following assets: Organized Planner and Administrator, munication skills. Interested persons may con tact Ms. Rolle at 554-8560 or 477-2271 Contractors Special! Deeply discounted building materials for sale. Electrical parts, fasteners, clamps, joist hangers, doors, win dows and much more. Call 577-0277 Watermaker S&K, 1000 g.p.d; like new elec. motor & cat pump. Well maintained, $3,500 Replacement $10,000. Call Richard 828-926-1419 or e-mail: richard@kellers.net 1990 Bob Cat, Skid Steer. $8,000 ONO. Call 367-2488 or 646-9734 2001 Dodge Caravan 83.5K miles. Runs good, cold Air,Needs Paint $3,000. Call 4775712. 2005, Silver Nissan Almera Tino SE Hatch back. 62,907 miles, 5 speed, right hand drive, radio, cd player, a/c. Excellent Cond. $9,400. Call 366-3027

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September 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 18 SEPTEMBER 15TH, 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 RequestedOctober set for North Abaco by-election Minister of Financial Services tours Abaco manufacturers By Timothy Roberts Residents grow more and more weary of dodging potholes on Central Abacos main roads Don MacKay Blvd. and Eliz abeth Drive which joins into Bay Street as after every rain shower the size and quantify of holes to avoid. During a drive through of these roads twelve inches wide and at least one inch deep) potholes numbered close to 100 and several areas had large clusters that switch lanes to avoid. Both are dangerous There were a few potholes that mea sured between three to six inches deep with the deepest pothole located just south of Quality Star Service Station on Don MacK ay Blvd. The largest pothole in terms of area is at the junction of Sweeting Village Multiplying potholes causing griefPlease see Potholes Page 6 Following the former Prime Minis ters, the Right Honourable Hubert Ingra Governor General has 60 days to issue a According to the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, the North Abaco byelection will be held sometime in October. There are four candidates contesting the seat. Greg Gomez is running as the Free National Movement candidate. There has been heavy campaigning by him and prom inent FNM members over the previous month. The late Charles Maynard, who was the FNM Chairman, was on Abaco campaigning for Gomez when he tragically suffered a fatal heart attack. The Deputy FNM leader, Loretta Butler-Turner, and Leader, Dr. Hubert Minnis, have made constant trips to North Abaco in prepara tion for the election. Renardo Curry, the Progressive Lib eral Partys candidate, ran against Ingraham and lost during the May 7 election. Christie is expected to make appeals to North Abaco constituents based on the fact his party is now the one that is power. Mr. Curry has also maintained a hectic cam paign schedule in hopes of winning the seat on his second attempt. Two third party candidates, S. Ali McIntosh for the Bahamas Constitution Party and Cay Mills as an Independent, are both anticipating a close race and have made connections within the community. With an October election looming the candidates ratchet up their campaigning. With stops all over North Abaco, all the candidates are looking to take the seat which has been won by the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham eight consecutive times. Above and left: FNM candidate Greg Gomez addresses a crowd in Green Turtle Cay during his meet and greet. Above and right: PLP candidate Renardo Curry gath ered with supporters at Treasure Cay beach on September 8. Serious potholes number in the dozens. The largest are several feet across and are up to half a foot deep. Min. Pinder toured several Abaco manufacturers during the month of September to better understand the needs of the business community. He explained some changes being made to customs that should incentivize these businesses and help during a tough economy. See page 2.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian September 15, 2012 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com By Timothy Roberts With a view to better support and en courage manufacturers in Abaco and The Bahamas, Minister of Financial Services, the Hon. Ryan Pinder, brought welcome news to producers that the Industries Encouragement and the Tariff Acts have been amended and that they will be setting up a standards bureau. Mr. Pinder visited a variety of local manufacturers and producers on Septem ber 10 including Albury Brothers Boat Builders, Albury's Sail Shop, Abaco Big Bird and Abaco Neem, in order to get an understanding of the concerns and also the opportunities that exist for these local manufacturers. The end goal is to provide the nec essary incentives for the success of the various businesses; to get an awareness of the types of manufacturing and industrial here in Abaco and how, from a policy makers point of view, we can work with them for their success, he said. He noted that the process of amend ing the Industries Encouragement Act and the Tariff Act to reinstate perpetual duty free exemptions for manufacturers is now complete and that the Customs received the changes and are operating un der that change. Now producers can once again import their products on a duty free basis. Mr. Pinder also spoke of working toward World Trade Organization com pliance by establishing a standards bureau and standards regulations. What this allows us to do is classify standards for different products; such as in the context of chicken at Abaco Big Bird. Chicken in the country has no standards as cribed by local law which puts a premium producer like Abaco Big Bird at a disad vantage because of market dumping of inferior products. He said that having these standards would provide a framework for Bahamian producers to better compete and to keep inferior products out of the market which shouldnt be in the market or at least label them as inferior. Were one of the only countries that like chicken, he said. Its something that for the producer. Having a standards bureau would open up the doors for export as well as ex pand domestic linkages, he said. Certain chicken for their patrons because they have to ensure a certain standard. Mr. Pinder said that having a stan up different opportunities for local producers both domestically and internationally in the context of trade. So were very excited about progressing with the [standards bureau], in fact part of the [International Development Banks] trade loan we just standards bureau and were committed to that process and completing it. As a result of his visit he will be iden tifying what incentive legislation each producer should be under. He noted that Al bury Brothers is operating under the wrong tariff regime which is uncooperative with the scale of business they are doing. He said he will be working hand-inhand to ensure they are under the Indus tries Encouragement Act regime, ensuring smoother operation for their business and give them the surety they need. Mr. Pin der said We want to see Albury Brothers once again be a solely Bahamian run and operated business. He said they are seeking to provide manufacturers with the policy and cooper ation from the governments point of view so that they have a predictable way of do ing business and ultimately succeed.Min. Pinder meets with manufacturers and explains new customs and duty regulationsMin. Pinder at Abaco Neem on his recent trip learning from owner Daphne De Gregory about their products.

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September 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 South Abaco By Jennifer Hudson Joshua Smith arrived to take up the on July 15 having previously enjoyed two years and eight months as Island Adminis trator for Crooked Island. Abaco is larger and there are more people than Crooked Island so there is obviously more work to do but I have been warmly welcomed by the friendly people here and Im enjoying it very much and looking forward to serving the people of South Abaco, stated Admin istrator Smith. ministrator was in 2009 to Crooked Island. This followed a six-month period of training in Nassau and then some time work ing alongside the Administrator in West Grand Bahama. Mr. Smith is no stranger to Abaco since during his many years of work with the Ministry of Works and later Education he frequently travelled to Abaco to inspect schools. He was also responsible for the building of schools, one of which was Man O War Cay School in the early 90s. Mr. Smiths jurisdiction covers a wide area as he is responsible for all of the settlements of South Abaco which include Sandy Point, Crossing Rocks, Bahama Palm Shores, Casuarina Point, Cherokee Sound and Moores Island. He was introduced to local government council mem bers for South Abaco by former Admin istrator for South Abaco Mr. Benjamin Pinder during a meeting in Sandy Point soon after his arrival as he will be working ple really want, give them guidance and also bring my thoughts and ideas to them. The next stage will be to write to Central Government to see what funds can be allot ted for the necessary projects, stated Mr. Smith. that need immediate work are the docks in South Abaco. Where the mail boat arrives is in great need of something done quickly before anything happens. It is my job to see that whatever is needed gets done. immediate work are road patching and the cleaning up of certain areas. I am responsible for seeing that the Governments rules and regulations are carried out. There are times when the job is very demanding. Sometimes dealing meet, discuss and work with everyone as well as I possibly can. So far everything has gone very well, declared Mr. Smith. My job is a challenge and I will do it to the best of my ability. During an earlier the people of South Abaco at the farewell appreciation dinner for former Adminis -New Administrator for South Abaco introduced trator Benja min Pinder, Mr. Smith stated that he believes in listening to people and offered an open invitation for persons come and talk with him to work things out. I am sure we can accom plish great things togeth er. I cannot replace Mr. Pinder who is an icon but let us do all we can to move South Abaco to the next level. In any spare time he gets after his administrative work is done, Mr. Smith loves woodworking. He is a carpenter by profession having studied construction science and technology at college. Using these skills he served as project manager for government for several years before becoming an Island Administrator. Above: Administrator for South Abaco, Joshua Smith, speaking at a recent func tion for school children Mr. Smith took up his position on July 15 along with two other new administrators. Mr. Smith re placed the long-serving Benjamin Pinder.I am sure we can accomplish great things together. I cannot replace Mr. Pinder who is an icon but let us do all we can to move South Abaco to the next level.

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian September 15, 2012 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 By Timothy Roberts The Royal Bahamas Police Force Abaco community who may have any in formation relative to two men they are seeking in connection with the murder of 26 year-old Gregory Bain on August 26. Charge of Abaco, the RBPF is still looking for 20 year-old Cadet Lewis and 20 yearold Wilkenson Garson two weeks after Mr. Bain was shot in the back outside a motel in Sandy Point. Murder suspects still being soughtMr. Curry is appealing to anyone with information on these two individuals to call the station. All information will be 2594. Above: Cadet Lewis who, along with Wilkenson Garson, is being sought in con nection with the murder of Gregory Bain. Road and Don MacKay where at its widest is over seven feet long. At a recent Central Abaco District Council meeting at the end of August members discussed the problems with road maintenance and that the Ministry of Works in Marsh Harbour had been lacking the necessary patch material to repair these holes, only receiving two pallets of patch from Nassau in July. About $1,700 worth of patch mate rial, paid for by the Marsh Harbour Town Committee, was supposed to have been made available to the Ministry of Works; however, repairs have yet to be carried out. In the past several weeks there have been a large number of days with some with the maintenance. But the situation, as far as many locals are concerned, is dire and needs to be addressed right away. Central Abaco Potholes From Page 1 By Canishka Alexander Plans for the Department of Public Healths Community Health Fair are taking shape and another meeting was held on September 11 for further discussions. The event, which will be held under the theme: Lets Get Well Abaco is scheduled for October 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the BAIC Farmers Market. Once again, Shanishka Bain-Cam bridge led the discussion and was joined by Head Nurse Maxine Brown and R/N Shavone Brennen and Wendy Sands of the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic; Kendy Anderson from the Abaco Tourist Youth, Sports and Culture; and Nadia Russell-Lewis from the Dept. of Public Health in Fox Town. All government clinics on Abaco have teamed up for this initiative. Bain-Cambridge explained that the health fair was organized to provide Aba conians with information that can assist them with healthy lifestyle choices for themselves and their families. Included in the services and activities planned for that day are health screenings; demonstrations on backyard gardening, healthy food preparation and presentations by the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Dept. and Abaco Cancer Society. There will be an Emergency Medical Services Station; a Health Education/Social Wellbeing Speakers Corner; Chronic Non-Communicable Junior and Senior Healthy Chef Competi tion. Fitness and fun activities along with food and entertainment will also be provided. Brennen, CNDC coordinator at the Marsh Harbour Clinic, added that the health fair allows them to target people with chronic diseases that they are not aware of simply because they may visit private doctors. The information we will be giv ing out will be focusing a lot on helping Above: potholes around Central Abaco pose serious problems for motorists.Community Health Fair to promote healthy lifestyle choices Please see Health Page 11

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September 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 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 Central Abaco BEC appoints new acting manager By Canishka Alexander Toni Seymour became the new act ing manager for BECs Abaco Operations on August 6, and although surprised by the appointment, she expressed that she is looking forward to the challenge. It is a notable and historic move on Seymours part because a female has never held such a position on the Family Islands before. She explained that the position for manager was advertised internally and externally, and after completing an inter view, she was selected for the position. So far, Seymour admitted that she has been overwhelmed by the support received from her colleagues, and she is hopeful that she can live up to their expectations. As acting manager, Seymour said that needs and build morale among the 70 staff members. She also intends to maintain an open relationship with consumers while educating them on their plans to improve BEC. I am never one to duck the public, Seymour assured. Before being hired at BEC four years ago, she was employed at Bahamasair and Caterpillar, and her degree in mechanical and aeronautical engineering has helped her to be analytically inclined and wellorganized. Additionally, being stationed at the construction site of BECs Wilson City Plant greatly prepared her for this new role porations constraints are, and as a result, she is prepared to make tough decisions.Two Abaco men arraigned at Magistrate Court One By Canishka Alexander A number of matters were heard by Magistrate Ancella Evans-Williams at Magistrate Court #1 on September 10. The faced two counts of break-ins and stealing and receiving. Bodie Jr. was arrested in Dundas Town on September 8 and inter viewed by detectives at the Marsh Harbour Police Station. A search of his residence also yielded a collection of stolen items from Lofty Fig Inn and Boy Meets Girl Boutique. Bodie Jr. pled not guilty to all charges. Meanwhile, Prosecutor Perkins Colan electronic monitoring device or ankle bracelet. Bodie Jr. was granted $10,000 bail. Magistrate Evans-Williams also told the accused that he must remain at his resi dence after work hours and to check in at the Marsh Harbour Police Station twice a week. His trial date is set for December 6. Farquharson, head of the Central Detective Unit on Abaco, said he was pleased that they have caught the person they believe to be responsible for the majority of increased break-ins in Marsh Harbour lately. Also appearing before the Magis trates Court for arraignment was Drayson Forbes, who was charged with pos session of dangerous drugs with intent to supply. Forbes was allegedly found with Although he pled not guilty to the charges, Magistrate EvansWilliams told him that the court had no jurisdiction to grant him bail. His trial was set for October 25. However, Forbes lawyer argued that he has ailing health after he was shot in July and sustained damage to his small in testine. His attorney Ms. Rolle asked that her clients case be handled as one of exceptional circumstances. Nevertheless, Forbes was remanded to Her Majestys Prison where it was noted that he would require medical assistance. Dept. Sgt. Farquharson thanked all sistance in bringing this particular matter to a close.Blood drive scheduled for SeptemberA blood drive is being organized for Abaco on the dates of September 28 and 29. The Blood Mobile will be brought up to Abaco from Nassau along with tech nicians to draw blood. The site for the blood drive will be at Maxwells Super market in Marsh Harbour. People will be p.m. on both Friday and Saturday. Sponsored by The Rotary Club of Abaco, President Dwayne Wallas ex pressed that he hopes this event is success ful and can become an annual event. Blood reserves in The Bahamas are notoriously low meaning many life performing proce dures cannot be completed in a timely mat ter. Blood drives, such as the one planned for September 28 and 29, replenish sup plies and save lives. The Red Cross has several recom mendations for successful blood donation. A good nights sleep before hand coupled with drinking an extra sixteen ounces of water beforehand are both important. Avoiding fatty foods before the donation can also improve the chances for donating viable blood. There are certain restrictions to donating blood, such as high blood pres sure or poor health, which will be covered by the technicians when you visit. This will be a general blood drive. All persons are encouraged to attend and donate regardless of blood type. The Rotary Blood Mobile will be on Abaco on September 28 to 29. From 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Maxwells, technicians will be standing by to accept donations of blood. Donating saves lives.

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian September 15, 2012 From the Editor's Desk // Brothers Keeper 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/VISAI recently attended a meeting the police held with the public. A lot of business owners were present and many were not very encouraged with the outlook of crime on our island. Many of them have witnessed the growth of Abaco, if you will call it growth, from a carefree environment to a city where many business owners have to be on edge when locking up evenings. It really was discouraging hearing the frustration, confusion and, in some cases, resignation that was being expressed. The room was full of people, myself included, who were not quite sure what to do. Abaconians crime. Crime only makes itself vul nerable to discovery when it is in the act, as it were. And thats the tricky bit. best to inform us, the public, about their different initiatives and steps we could take to prepare for increasing amounts of crime. And I truly believe many of them are putting in their best effort. Sleepless nights and consistent threats of danger must take its toll. Its no secret that they need more resourc es, which if Nassau truly believed that Abaco is worth investing in then they also no secret that better lines of com munication can be established. So I listened quietly and took notes like a good reporter. But I couldnt shake the feeling that something more could be done: that we, together, could do something more. It did not sit well with me and the faces I saw in that room told me they felt the same thing. Citizens stockpiling guns is not the an swer. But neither is it a reasonable assumption that sitting back and expect ing the patrol cars making their rounds will completely protect us. First, we can use technology to better protect ourselves. A Facebook group has been created, called Abaco Crime Watch, whose purpose is to be a community message board that any one can post to. Hopefully we can keep track of suspicious activities in our communities and warn neighborhoods across the island. If you know about a string of at tempted burglaries in Spring City you can post and anyone connected to the group can see that this activity has taken place. Your neighbors in Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town and elsewhere can see that and be on alert. Abaco Crime Watch is also intended to be a tool for the police to keep citizens informed. Obviously this is not a perfect system. And many, many people are not connected on Facebook. But this is more thorough and comprehensive sys tem Abaconians can keep each other informed by. The key is talking to each other and listening. I have a second suggestion for my fellow business owners and man agers. The risks accompanying your position, such as being a target and late night shop closings, are becoming more and more real. We should real ize this problem and work together to create a web of prevention. A network should be established among business owners and employees in each town where, if you feel threatened in any way or know youll be closing up later than usual, you have a network of con tacts who will be willing to meet you at your place of work. There is safety in numbers and most criminals will not attempt to risk it. I volunteer myself now as a Crime Watch Contact in Marsh Harbour. My It is my sincere hope that small networks can build across Abaco to prevent crime in this manner. Watch ing out for each other. Being our brothers keeper. This is how we push back the fear of crime. The next steps arent crystal clear to me. But I know unless we venture to take steps we will be outrun by those who learned to walk in the dark. Upcoming Events Harbour Lodge Counselling Centre Visit Abaco Crime Watch on Facebook. Start a community watch group. Keep The Abaconian up to date with news in your area: abaconiannews@gmail.comAnd THANKS for reading.

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September 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Letters to the Editor Distasteful experience at an Abaco hotel and rental property Dear Editor; On Friday August 25th six days into a weeklong stay at a hotel and rent al property in the Marsh Harbour area with in-laws who were visiting, I decided to take the boys down to the pool for a swim. After being in the pool for a few minutes, we were rudely approached by a female who owns one of the units, asking what room we were staying in. Not pay ing any attention to this womans abra sive approach, I GRACIOUSLY gave her the room number thinking that would be the end of that. She continued to go on about this being a private pool as if we didnt belong there or as if we were incapable of reading the signs around the pool that clearly says private pool for owners and GUESTS only. She pro ceeded up the stairs with her dog saying that she pays four thousand dollars for something, opened up her door, went on the phone and called someone. After she left within minutes a gentleman whom I presume works for the property came to the pool asking what room we were in. This same gentleman saw my son in the pool a few days earlier and was told what room we were in. Maybe it was my dreadlocks, my fa cial hair or perhaps the blackness of my skin that made this woman approach me Driving ConditionsDear Editor, Over the past few months, I have observed our already poor roads deterio rate into outright dangerous roads. While pot holes have always been an issue here on our beautiful island, I feel as if the problem is growing out of control. It and my family in such fashion, but what ever her issues were, I told the gentle man that as a guest of this property I did not appreciate the way in which my kids and I were approached. As he continued to try and justify this womans behavior, or appeased I asked if this was policy to approach every guest swimming in the pool or just black, dreadlocked guests. I later found out that this woman also runs Words cannot express the distaste and anger I felt towards this woman and would like to say to her that if she is a Bahamian, she should be ashamed of her disgraceful attitude. If she is not a Bahamian that attitude is not welcomed, unacceptable and you need to go back to whence you came with your dog and learn some manners. This Bahamian can care less about your money, your profession, your per ceived social status or colour of your skin. Rude, Nasty, Distasteful or Insinu ating behavior towards me or my family will not be tolerated from ANYONE! Omar Sherrieff Edmund McKenzie Bahamian!! is not just the nuisance of feeling a few bumps on the way to work, but the fact that commuters are having to drive either on the wrong side of the road or on the shoulder to avoid becoming a victim of a sink hole. I was in a situation this morn ing where on the way to work I was un able to avoid a pothole due to oncoming and my car endured after plowing direct ly into, and luckily out of, this HUGE pothole. I propose that we petition our gov ernment to stay on top of this problem. Not only for our sake but for the driving force of this economy: the tourists. We can sit back and watch as our fellow Ba hamians suffer the consequences of our visitors choosing other more developed vacation destinations or we can stand up and advocate for our livelihood. I challenge the Abaconian as a fair judge to implement the measurement on depth and diameter of the potholes on our roads. We can use it as an indicator of our governments performance and hold them accountable to it. I say we call it the Thank you for your time, Robert Key II

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian September 15, 2012 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! Central Abaco By Canishka Alexander On August 5, Cia Monets Beauties at Brunch series was held under the dis tinguished patronage of Astrid Stratton at the Great Abaco Beach Resort to honour several prominent women on Abaco. In celebration of 50 years of the Women Suffrage Movement, Stratton was honoured along with Anna Albury; First Lady Car -men Cornish; Wynsome Ferguson; and Quitel Charlton. Bahamian female pilot. First Lady Carmen Cornish was honoured for her work in the ministry whereas Wynsome Ferguson was recognized for her work in the Tourism sector. Quitel Charlton was commended for being an intelligent and well-rounded role model in the community. Meanwhile, Ann Albury was ac knowledged for her academic achieve ments and for overcoming the odds as a young, blind female. Former Miss Baha mas Richa Sands sang a song in tribute to the honourees. The event was organized by Patri cia Chatti of Cia Monet, which is an on line clothing store that features designer brands. She explained that the honourees were nominated via an online poll. Earlier this year, Dr. Sandra Dean-Patterson was honoured in New Providence while Geneva Rutherford received her honours in Grand Bahama. Upon doing research, I realized that we have many women in The Bahamas who have gone unnoticed and gone above and beyond duties in terms of community building, Chatti explained. I wanted to do something to be able to celebrate these women, so I created this series for the purpose of creating an awareness and also [for] celebrating the great women of The Bahamas. Before the event began on Abaco, pa trons were invited to have their photos taken by professional photographer Demetrius Francis by the media wall at the entrance of the pavilion. As brunch was served, the fashion extravaganza began with the lively Phyllis Garroway as moderator. Abaco models strutted on the runway in fashionable, vibrant clothing suited for the casual or business environment as well as beachwear, mens and childrens attire. Following its Abaco visit, the Beau ties at Brunch series will return to the capi time, three Bahamasair female captains Models participating in the Cia Monets Beauties at Brunch series held on August 5 at the Great Abaco Beach Resort. Please see Beauties Page 11

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September 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 Real Estate Sales & Private Rental Homeswww.HopeTown.com T info@hopetown.com(w) 1.242.366.0224 (us) 1.561.208.8369 (f) 1.242.366.0434Service You Deserve. People You Can Trust. HOPE TOWN HIDEAWAYS BAHAMIAN & PROUD Jimmys Wines & Spirits Central Abaco will be honoured along with four other women. This whole Beauties at Brunch thing is more than beauty and its more than food its about trying to teach young girls about their value and their worth from as early as we can, Chatti shared. Were born females, and were going to die fe males, but what happens in the middles is what were trying to achieve. Next year, Chatti said they plan to visit Exuma, Long Island and Cat Island with the Beauties at Brunch series. She ap pealed to corporate sponsors to come on board in advance to support the worthy cause. Also in attendance was Italia Wil liams of I-Candy Make Up Line. Ten percent of the proceeds from the event were donated to Lovely Reckleys Feed the Children Charity. Chatti said that they the island, so that the community directly Honouring great women in The Ba hamas goes beyond Nassau; theres noth ing like honouring people in the place where they are from, Chatti concluded.Beauties From Page 10 Cia Monets Beauties at Brunch series honours Astrid Stratton. She is pictured from left to right with Patricia Chatti, founder, Astrid Stratton (center), and Phyllis Garroway you live a longer life basically through the foods you eat, Brennen pointed out. Along with the talks and the screenings, were going to be able to guide and give people the support they probably may not have at this time. Were hoping to extend that as part of the fair and beyond. Kendy Anderson is assisting with the food vendor section and has put together a draft form that vendors can collect at the ceive a letter from the Dept. of Environ mental Health and an approved vendors license from the Police Station, they will receive a business license just for the event. As for promotion of the event, BainCambridge said they would resort to using local media, the Cruisers Net, churches and marketing via the Internet to dissemi nate information. They have also gained the support of Principal Ricardo Ferguson Principal Rodney Smith of Central Abaco drews from the Dept. of Youth will assist banners for the health fair. Additionally, Bain-Cambridge appealed to churches and schools that can loan chairs and tables for the event. Toward the end of the meeting, suggestions were made concerning prizes for the games, activities and competitions that will be held. Health From Page 6 Bahamas Police Force met with concerned members of the public in the old court house in Dove Plaza. The Business Town Meeting, as it was called, was organized to address certain initiatives of Urban Re newal 2.0 and to answer questions from business owners and community members regarding to the increase in criminal activ ity. Present that evening were members of the Marsh Harbour Police Force, including superintendent Noel Curry and Urban Re newal Project Coordinator for Abaco, W/ New Providence were also present at the meeting and gave remarks. Tips were offered to the public. Tips included maintaining a well-lit perimeter around your home or business and paying close, but discreet, attention to details when in a confrontation with a criminal. Take note but dont stare, explained Inspector Hart from the Central Detective Unit in Nassau, does [the crim are creatures of habit, and small details can be enough to lead police to culprits. A question and answer session with the crowd followed the presentations. Con cerns were raised about the legality of cer tain nonlethal weapons, such as tasers. It was made clear that these, and any item that can be used to deal harm to another person, are considered prohibited weap hibited weapon was bringing registered of protection. cers said in reference to themselves and the court system. Obviously we look at mitigating circumstances in situations of self-defense. Continuing on, however, it was made clear that in most circumstances resisting or countering with force is not preferable. Arming yourself isnt the so lution, they concluded. Some closing points were made. Weve beefed up the night patrol, Supt. Curry explained. The public, especially business owners, were encouraged to form watch groups and avoid falling into predictable habits that watchful criminals could capitalize on. We do what we do for the love of our country, Supt. Curry said referring Another meeting is scheduled for next month.Police meet with community to discuss crime

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian September 15, 2012 The Cays Green Turtle Cay hosts FNM top brass for Gomezs meet and greet Left: Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Hubert Minnis, addresses the crowd. Next to him stands his young grandson, more con cerned with the camera than with politics. Above: clear skies provided a beautiful day as a backdrop for Mr. Gomezs meet and greet at the Green Turtle Cay tennis courts. Right: Deputy Leader of the FNM, LoMs. Butler-Turner proved to be a dynamic speaker. Below: not to be outdone, the Hon. Ryan Pinder gathered a group of Green Turtle PLP supporters to the Wrecking Tree Bar and Restaurant. On Saturday, September 8 the Free candidate, Greg Gomez, held a meet and greet on Green Turtle Cay. Mr. Gomez was joined by high ranking members from the FNM, including Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis and Deputy Leader Loretta ButlerTurner, on that day. The party also made a presentation and donation to the Amy Roberts All Age School. A clear, warm Saturday encouraged many in the community to attend the event which was held at the tennis courts. Grilled food and cold drinks were provided for free to those who came to listen and meet the candidate. Green Turtle Cay is one of the larger voting blocs in the North Abaco constituency and a critical campaigning point. Also active on Green Turtle Cay that day was the Progressive Liberal Party at the Wrecking Tree Restaurant and Bar. The Hon. Ryan Pinder, Minister of Finan cial Services and the man in charge of the PLPs Green Turtle Cay campaigning, was present with yellow-clad supporters. Mr. Pinder wanted to be clear that the supporters gathered that day at the Wrecking Tree Please see GTC Page 15

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September 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 The Cays were all Green Turtle Cay voters unlike, he said, the crowd gathered across the street. The PLP candidate for North Abaco is Renardo Curry. FNM supporters, along with Dept. Leader Loretta Butler-Turner, had started gathering at the tennis courts that morning, but Mr. Gomez and his entourage arrived in Green Turtle shortly before 1:00 p.m. The candidate was greeted enthusiastically by his supporters. After Mr. Gomez and Dr. Minnis crowded ferry dock they made their way to the tennis courts to prepare for lunch. Before several brief speeches were made by the candidate and the party leaders they consulted with many in the crowd to get a feel as for what was important to the constituents. The sea wall was a topic of particular interest to citizens of the island community. When asked about the two larger scale projects for North Abaco, the proposed bridge and port, Dr. Minnis explained that they were, to his knowledge, still on the docket. He continued on to make the point that if elected Gomez would continue needs for North Abaco and Mr. Curry would, in Dr. Minnis opinion, stay along against the projects. However, Dr. Minnis ahead as planned. speaker. He exclaimed that it was a great day to be in Green Turtle Cay among my extended family. He announced his inten tions to make a donation to Amy Roberts All Age School later that same day. He continued, denouncing the Rt. Hon. Perry Christies comment regarding Abaco as having had your fair share. He prom will have land and property. We are going Dept. Leader Loretta Butler-Turner stood before the crowd after Mr. Gomez. She applauded Mr. Gomez saying he was a product of Abaco. She continued on the same thread as Mr. Gomez saying she did not want to give the PLP an opportu nity to take Abaco backwards. She also praised the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham as being the greatest PM this country has ever had. Dr. Minnis was last to address the school. Abaco has always been all together, he said, and this is not the time for separation. You rescued The Bahamas in [the 1992 election] and you will again be the catalyst. Dr. Minnis stressed that each vote is important. He closed by saying that though [the FNM] may be small in numfor your roads, subdivision and infrastruc ture.GTC From Page 14 By Kelsi Farrington Club on Green Turtle Cay held an awards ceremony for its hardworking and longserving staff. Twenty staff members that night received awards for their service ranging from ten to forty years. The successful hotel and marina has been a popular tourist destination for over 50 years. The event was held at Bluff House Beach Hotel, the cay's other hotel, and ensured a night off from work for all the staff at the Club. With honorable guests and speakers including Min. Ryan Pinder, the Club's owner, Adam Showell and representing the Ministry of Tourism, Ms. Outten, the night doubled as a farewell to its General Manager, Lynn Johnson. Lynn, who began work at the Green desk to her most recent position as General Manager. cant gap in the hearts and minds of return ing guests and coworkers alike. Some of whom, like Linda McIntosh, she worked with since she started. The crowd, which their families, gathered not just to celebrate the veterans, but to also spend time with Lynn Johnson being honoured with a gift from the Min. of Tourism for her many years of service. Left to Right: Kendy Anderson, Abacos head of Tourism Wynsome Ferguson, Lynn Johnson and Norther Bahamas Head of Tourism Jeritzen Outten.Green Turtle Club holds staff appreciation partyPlease see Party Page 16

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian September 15, 2012 The Cays a gradually developed and well branched second family. There were glimpses at every table of teary eyes as the owner Adam Showell and assistant manager, Molly Mc Intosh, presented Lynn with leaving gifts and well wishes on her move to Atlanta, Georgia. There were also cheers as Adam, who was assisted Min. Pinder, presented individual awards to workers such as Earklin McIntosh and Raymond Lowe who have dedicated over 40 years of continuing service. It is staff like them and the Clubs Party From Page 15 given up their time, but who have worked hard to keep it at its best. There were awards presented to the kitchen staff, waitresses and bar staff like Debbie Symonette, all characters you couldn't imagine the hotel without. All who have not just become part of the Club, they have also shared many laughs and cre ated unforgettable memories. With the 'Number One Band in the Nation', The Gully Roosters, perform ing their lively tracks after the buffet and awards, the ceremony provided the perfect chance for some staff to let loose on the commenced the hotel's annual closure until next month. Left to right: Adam Showell (Owner of the Green Turtle Club), Erklin McIntoshreceiv ing an award for 40+ years service at Club, and the Hon. Ryan Pinder. North Abaco By Timothy Roberts Renardo Curry, the Progressive Lib aco, held a meet and greet at Treasure Cay Public Beach on Saturday, September 8, where guests were able to enjoy an eve ning of music, food and drink while meet ing some members of parliament including the Deputy Prime Minister, Philip Brave Davis. The Deputy Prime Minister told eager party-goers that the government be longs to you because the PLP believes in you, and to vote with the same enthu siasm and energy you are showing tonight for Renardo Curry. Mr. Curry said that his campaign is about unity and progress and his vision is to see everyone come together in the North. Our vision is to improve the lives of all the people. We want to show them that we are about unity and bringing the people together starting here in Treasure Cay and moving throughout the north. He said that he sees Treasure Cay as the center of the economic improvement that he wants to see for North Abaco and that Treasure Cay has always been one of those places that carried North Abaco when it comes to revenue and we want to see change in the whole of North Abaco. He said that he believes Treasure Cay and Green Turtle Cay the two econom ic centers of North Abaco have a great model thats already in place that can built upon and that there is hope that there will soon be a buyer for Walkers Cay and the tourism that they once enjoyed in that area PLP holds meet and greet in Treasure CayAbove: PLP supporters gathered at Treasure Cay Beach for a meet and greet with candi date Renardo Curry. Deputy Leader Phillip Brave Davis was also present that evening. The party capped off a day of campaigning that included distributing school supplies. Please see PLP Page 20 Tel: 366-0722 Tel: 551-5089 MethodPreheat oven 350. Butterfly chicken breast. Season to taste with salt, pepper and lime juice. Lay chicken flat and layer with Swiss cheese and rosemary, then roll. Coat a hot skillet with olive oil and sear the chicken roulade all around until skin gets a golden brown crust. Place the chicken roulade on a foil sheet with 1/4 tsp of butter and wrap. Finish in a 350 oven for 15 minutes In a hot skillet coat with olive oil and toss sunflower greens until tender. Season to taste with salt and cracked pepper and ENJOY! broughttoyouby & IngredientsChicken breast, Salt, Pepper, Swiss Cheese, Minced Rosemary, Lime Juice, Butter, Om Grown Greens Baby Sunflower Greens Rosemary Swiss Stuffed Chicken Roulade on a bed of Wilted Baby Sunflower Greens Featured Recipe

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian September 15, 2012 Local Government Central Abaco Town PlanningBy Timothy Roberts The Central Abaco Town Planning Board met on September 10 to review plans and applications dealing with residential and multi-dwelling homes, fences and storage sheds among other matters. The board reviewed nearly twenty applications worth a value of almost $2.4 million and approved all but one that required further information. The board also discussed an electron ic gate that was built bisecting a road in the Marsh Harbour area. It was noted that they had received no application for the con struction of the gate nor had they received the signatures of homeowners beyond the gate stating their approval for it. Several members will visit the gate responsible. Central Abaco District CouncilBy Timothy Roberts The Central Abaco District Coun cil voted to forward their favor of a boat storage facility to be located in the area of Snake Cay as they conducted business durCouncil members reviewed and dis cussed an application that is before the ForBoat Storage, a sailboat storage yard to be located at Snake Cay. The applicants said they had received approval of their plans by insurance companies as a hurricane safe design and would allow boats to remain in Abaco throughout the hurricane season. The project, a joint venture between a foreign investor and a Bahamian, was agreed to by the council at a reduced scale with the possibility of expansion in the fuboat yard would not interfere with locals enjoyment of the area. Chief Councillor George Cornish said that the Council had to deal with extra ex penses over the last month due to the process of relocating to the new Government Complex. He added that they will need to pay for restoration and cleaning of the premises they are vacating as well. Mr. Cornish said he also investigated after receiving a phone call from council member Yvonne Key. He spoke to the con tractor concerning the issues and was told there were repairs need to be done to some equipment. Mr. Cornish reminded the contractor that per contract the equipment is supposed to be on site at all times. When he returned the following week the machinery was in put out for bid in early September as the contract expires in October. Council member Deshawn Simms in formed the council that he purchased three were all mowed and ready for the opening of school the following week. He also expressed concern about the bush between Central Abaco Primary said it posed safety problems as there are holes and caves in the bush and it was dis covered earlier this year that a Haitian was living in a cave in the bush. The council discussed clearing the area with a bulldoz er and making it usable by the school. Road conditions were discussed as re cent rain activities have increased the pot hole population. A council member said that the Ministry of Works reported that they had problems procuring patch and that after months of being out of it the received only two pallets from Nassau in July. Ms. Key informed the council that the Marsh Harbour Town Committee had purchased $1700 worth of patch from Bahamas Hot Mix in July. Island Administra tor Preston Cunningham said that he would speak to them and have it released to the Ministry of Works to patch the roads on Marsh Harbour.Hope Town principal retiring after thirty years of tireless serviceCandace Key, former Principal of Hope Town Primary School, is retired. After thirty years of tireless service to the children and community of not only Hope Town, but Abaco as a whole, Ms. Key will leave behind a school that is above and beyond what its limited resources would otherwise dictate. With a sense of duty and compassion to her school children that ex tends well beyond their time in the old red and white school building, Ms. Key will leave behind an indelible mark. Most recently the school became the receive the Green Flag Eco-School Award. But Ms. Keys accomplishments and efforts at the school go much farther back. Ms. Key has been a constant advocate for excellence in education and has become more than just an educator in her commu nity. To celebrate Ms. Keys efforts and career, the schools Parent Teacher Association is organizing a luncheon. The luncheon will be held at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge on September 29 and everyone is invited. A $25 ticket for lunch can be purchased. If you would like to give a toast in Ms. Keys honour, or have pictures and memories that you would like to share, pleashiggs@yahoo.com, or Lindsey Mc com. The Cays Like The Abaconian on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for news updates and info.

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September 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 Housebreaking (Suspect arrested)At 7:45pm on 7th September, 2012, a reported that sometime between 7:45am unknown person/s broke into her residence Shape T.V. out of her bedroom. She sus pects a male know to her from Spring City. Police action requested. Suspect Arrested Abaco arrested the suspect of Spring City, Abaco, reference to this matter. Investiga tion continues. Assault & Threats of Death (Under Investigation)At 4:40pm on 7th September, 2012, a 21 year old female of Spring City, Abaco, reported that on 4th September, 2012, at City she was choked by her husband who also threatened to kill her. Police action requested. Assault & Threats of Death (Suspect arrested)At 9:10pm on 7th September, 2012, reported that sometime around 6:15pm on same date while at their residence in Spring City, Abaco, her brother choked her and told her he was going to kill her. Police action requested. Suspect arrested Abaco arrested the suspect of Spring City, Abaco, in reference to this matter. Investi gation continues. Possession of Dangerous Drugs (Suspect arrested)At 8:10pm on 8th September, 2012, while at M.H.P.S. a search was conducted of a 49 year old male of Archers Blvd, Dundas Town who was in custody on an ered a small amount of marijuana on his person. As a result, the male was arrested and cautioned in reference to this matter. Investigation continues. He will appear be fore the Magistrates Court to answer these charges. Housebreaking & Stealing (Suspect arrested) year old male of Murphy Town, Abaco, and 4:00pm on 6th September, 2012, some unknown person/s broke and entered his residence through a front northern door. The culprit/s searched and stole his gold and silver Rolex watch, a black watch, one silver bracelet valued and two gold rings. Police action requested. Suspects arrested the Central Detective Unit arrested two suspects of Dundas Town and Central Pines, Abaco, reference to this matter. In vestigation continues. Housebreaking (Suspect arrested)At 5:00pm on 6th September, 2012, Murphy Town, Abaco, reported that someSeptember, 2012, some unknown person/s broke into her residence through an eastern door. Nothing appears to be stolen at this time. Investigation continues. Suspects arrested the Central Detective Unit arrested two suspects of Dundas Town and Central Pines, Abaco, reference to this matter. Investigation continues. Threats of Death (Under Investigation)At 9:00am on 6th September, 2012, a 45 year old male of The Pigeon Peas, Ab on 5th September, 2012, two Haitian males known to him came to him in the Pigeon Peas and threatened to kill him. Police ac tion requested. Investigation continues. Assault & Causing Damage (Suspect arrested)On Saturday 8th September 2012 at 1900hrs a 47 year old female of Dun das Town, Abaco, reported to the Marsh Harbour Police Station that about 1754hrs on 8/9/12 while at her residence she was slapped in the face by her ex-boyfriend, whom appeared to be intoxicated. The suspect also damaged several windows at the complainant's apartment; estimate cost cers of the M.H.P.S. visited the scene and viewed the damages. Investigations are be ing continued into this matter. Suspect Arrested On Saturday 8th September 2012 at and cautioned the suspect 49 year old male of Archer's Boulevard, Dundas Town, Abaco, while at his residence reference to these matters. Investigations continue.Assaulting a (Arrest)On Sunday 9th September 2012 P/C into the with a 20 year old male of Murphy Town under arrest reference to Assaulting cers reported arresting him at 4:55pm on the same date.Crime Report

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian September 15, 2012 The Moorings Yacht ChartersThe Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class The Conch Inn Resort Curly Tails The Conch Inn Resort and Marina Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you. The Conch Inn Marina Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tide North Bar Channel October 2012 SAILING VACATIONSCruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new sailing yachts 36 ft. mono hull or 38 ft. catamaran Sunsail can be revitalized. We have to get the mindset of the people to think about owning business and not just working for the government, he said adding that its going to take a lot of working to change the mindset of the peo ple. This is a reminder that we are look ing for change and thats why a good num ber of young people here tonight. They are ready for the vision of change for North Abaco, he said. Mr. Curry told the audience that the PLP is the government of the Bahamas and he is the representative of the PLP. Vote for me and I will work hard for the things you want to see happen in North Abaco. Give me the opportunity to serve you and I will serve you with dignity and pride. Business PLP From Page 16 North Abaco Contact The Abaconian when you see news happening 367-3200AbaconianNews@gmail.com Boys Meets Girl Boutique By Samantha Evans Boy Meets Girl Boutique opened in Suite 110 of the Memorial Plaza on July 21st, 2012. Owner, Cina Ingraham stated that she was once in the insurance indus try but when that career ended, she wanted something different to do. Since she has a great sense of fashion, loves dressing up and adores shoes, she decided to open a boutique for adults. However, she didnt just want an ordinary boutique. She wanted her store to look like those ones located in upscale malls in the United States. She decided to use the neutral colors of black and white which appeal to both sexes and set it up with plush furniture. She specializes in men and womens clothing, shoes, sneakers, and accessories. Her accessories include handbags, clutch es, hats, scarves, and earrings. She also sells body sprays. Women sizes range from one to 4X and men sizes range from small to 4X. Since opening, she stated that the response has been great. She is most appreciative of the support especially since everyone who visited the boutique heard about it through word of mouth. Her store is open Monday to Thurs contacted at 225-2774. The Beauty and Health Center By Samantha Evans Abaco now has a new business that caters to the whole family. The Beauty and Health Center is a one stop shop that spe cializes in hair care, nail care, massages, facials, colon therapy/colonoscopy, acu puncture, and skin esthetician services. Owner, Victoria Major has worked in the years. She is from Freeport and decided to open her business here because she has a large number of clients that travelled to see her in Freeport. At her center, the atmosphere is in viting and everyone is treated like royalty. She has a Princess Spa for Little Girls which includes a mini massage, mini fa make up, and they get to dress up in prin cess clothing. The day ends with them getting their picture taken. This service is provided by appointment only and the group must in clude 6, 8 or 10 girls. Major believes that if more dads will take the time to tell and show their daugh ters that they are beautiful then they will not depend on a man to tell them. More over, this experience teaches them how to be ladies. This Princess Spa is tailored to meet the needs of kids. There is also a boutique in the cen ter which specializes in plus sizes, dress shoes, sandals, hair weaves, beauty supplies, and accessories. She carries a small selection of other sizes as well. The massages she offers include Tie, Swedish, deep tissue, stone massage, rewould like to educate potential clients on the healing power that massages have such as calming and relaxation, stretching, lym phatic drainage, pain management, tight ening skin, and as a stress reliever. Couple massages can be done as well. for the holidays. The center is located in the old Barclays Building across from Bed, Bath and Between. She is open 9am to 6pm Monday to Saturday. Walk ins are welcomed but appointments are preferred. Clients are seen on Sundays by appoint ment only.Entrepreneur Watch

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September 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 Originally printed in Destination Abaco Summer 2012. Reprinted with permission. Submitted By Dave Ralph Do you wonder why the picture of a river steamer from New York is in a publi Fulton, a day-excursion boat that plied the half of the nineteenth century. Whats the Abaco residents older than 50 years will remember the changes that this boat brought when it arrived on Abaco in November 1959. They will remember trips to the Fulton for groceries in the mammoth company store. Today it would not rate the mammoth designation, but in the early 1960s it was huge, the biggest store any where outside Nassau. The Fulton was the headquarters of Owens-Illinois, the com pany that had the lumbering operation on Abaco in the 1960s. The Fulton was built in 1909 as a steamer on the New Yorks Hudson River taking as many as 4,000 passengers on day excursions between New York City and Albany, but it was sent to the scrap yard in 1954. cued from the scrap yard in 1956 and conpulpwood operation with its U.S. employ ees and dependents. The main deck had the two items our older residents remember the gen eral store and the medical clinic. Can you imagine the comparison of a store covering much of the bottom deck with chill boxes and freezers compared to tiny local stores that were without refrigeration. The store of Central Abaco. The company had several hundred employees along with their dependents living in relatively remote areas with no modern stores so the company store was a necessity. It provided groceries of all sorts, fresh and frozen meats, dairy prod ucts, fresh vegetables and the normal as sortment of canned and dry groceries. But the inventory also included notions, fabric and clothing, hair and skin products, patent medicines, and some furniture, all the basic items a family required. This was were available on Abaco. However, for all the assortment, cus tomers never knew exactly what was in stock. They stood along a 150-foot-long counter looking through a chain link fence down the aisles where the food and other merchandise were located. Inside the fence clerks served the cus tomers, one clerk with one customer un til the customer was done. Customers did their best to look down the aisles and guess put on the conveyor belt under the counter and off you went to the cashier to wait for your groceries to arrive. Perhaps this store made the biggest impact to daily life in Central Abaco. Area shopkeepers came either by car or boat to get fresh milk, ice cream and other food products that required freezers and coolers for shipping. Until the Fulton arrived, lo cal shops depended on the weekly mailboat from Nassau which had minimal capac ity for frozen and refrigerated food. Most meat products sold locally at that time were typically corned, salted or dried. Pickled pigs feet, salt pork and similarly pre served products were also common. The arrival of the store upset the local shopkeepers ordered it in drums from Nas sau and dispensed it with a hand pump it into various containers brought by custom ers. It sold locally for three and sixpence a gallon or 49 cents. It was a messy process as the drums usually leaked on the ship and through town as the drums were rolled from the dock to a shop. The Fulton store installed two 10,000 gallon tanks, one for kerosene and one Shell tanker. Kerosene was a prime fuel in the lumber villages for cooking and light ing. The company paid 12 cents a gallon for kerosene and sold it for 18 cents. How ever, retail at 18 cents was far below the cost in the drums and the mail boat was happy to be out of the kerosene business. Illinois provided Abaco was the clinic. It was tiny by todays standards but was quite complete including two small rooms with beds for overnight emergencies. With the clinic came a doctor, Ejnar Gottlieb, the Remembering the Robert Fulton Entrepreneur Watch The Robert Fulton and dock at Snake Cay. Please see Fulton Page 22

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian September 15, 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 Patients came from all over Abaco for treatment. For many it was almost a so cial event. The patients would see friends and relatives that were from other com munities. Remember that travel between the towns was very limited. There were no roads connecting towns on the main land until Owens Illinois put them in, and travel by water was frequently by sailboat or small outboard motors. Days when the Fultons clinic was open were a challenge for those going to the upper deck as the wide staircase just outside the clinic made a perfect bleacher for the patients waiting their turn. The main working area for the logging operation was upstairs on the second deck. Beginning in the bow renovations ference room, a cashiers cage, a laundry room, a school for the children of the su pervisory staff and a small room used as a members club. Mid-ship was a lounge, a kitchen and dining room for the super visory staff who were single and a lounge where movies were shown. Farther to the stern were rooms for single men mechanics, equipment operators and others from the companys stateside lumbering operations. The third deck had ten apartments for families. The empty pilot house remained on top. The company maintained the kitchen gle men living on the boat. Breakfast for the bachelor men aboard the Fulton was at 6 a.m. They assembled again a few min utes before noon for lunch punctually at 12. They returned a little after 5 p.m. to clean up for supper at 6 p.m. Lumbering management understood that well fed em ployees were easier to deal with and more productive so the food was good and plen tiful. Everyone waited outside until the cook rang the bell. Newcomers quickly learned to respect the assigned seating. Sit ting in the wrong seat was apt to cause you and the chair to be picked up and set aside by a burley logger who claimed his place. Meals were not a social event beyond asking to pass the food. The lounges out side were for socializing. The cooks do main was sacred, and no one contested her rules. The men were not there for social mingling but to eat and get out. After eat ing, each man took his plate and utensils to the kitchen, scraped the plate clean and left. A newcomer who forgot to take his empty plate to the kitchen was confronted with his same dirty plate at the next meal. You only forgot once. The Members Club, between the kitchen and the center lounge, was opened for half an hour before the 6 p.m. dinner bell rang and sold cold beer along with full bottles of liquors. Since I did not drink, I was assigned as the volunteer bartender and put in charge with the key. The pulpwood was loaded in the woods onto large pallets that were then carried aboard big barges and towed by tugs to the paper mill in Jacksonville. When the barges arrived, the empty pallets were mediately. I had many late-night wake-up calls by men needing an emergency bottle after working late night hours. better hours then the men working in the woods. But the six a.m. breakfast was still tough to live with. Breakfast relief came as ager, an older gentlemen and a seasoned employee from Wisconsin. He was given him which was a big relief. and fell with the tide. In strong winter winds it rolled side-to-side, sometimes so even seasick while working at a desk. When the Fulton was towed to the One oddity about the Fulton was the slight higher in the middle with a slight slope on either side. In calm weather this was not noticeable, but in winter when the boat careening off and crash to the side. Chairs were tied to desks like a horse tethered outside the village saloon. The Fultons riveted hull was show ing its age and had increasing leaks in her long and rusty bilge. The boat was soon the hull, making it landlocked and immune to possibly sinking. So the Fulton lived her The logging operation came to a close on Abaco in 1967 and moved to Andros. The Robert Fulton could not be moved but had to be destroyed as required by govern steel sections were cut apart and trucked into the woods. The hole at the dock was Her last trip was in 2011 when scrap metal dealers found her remains and sent them off for recycling. It was an intriguing piece of Abacos past that my wife and I lived on. 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 Fulton From Page 21

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September 15, 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 A & P Car Rentals . ............................................. 367-2655 Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals . .............................. 367-1035 B & B Boat Rentals . ........................................... 367-7368 Bargain Car Rentals . .......................................... 367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals . ................................... 367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals . ....................................... 367-5570 Cruise Abaco. . .................................................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) . ...................... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals . ...................................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars . .................. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals .......................................... 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals . .................................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ......................................... 367-4887 The Moorings Boat Rentals . ............................. .367-4000 Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental . .................. 365-4411 C & D Cart Rental . ............................................. 365-4084 Cruising Cart Rentals . ........................................ 365-4065 D & P Cart Rental . ............................................. 365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals . ....................................... 365-4119 Kool Karts . ........................................................ 365-4176 Reef Boat Rentals . ............................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes . ...................................... 365-4147 T & A Cart Rentals . ............................................ 375-8055 Donna Sands Cart Rentals . ............................... 365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes . ................................. 365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals . ..................................... 354-5175 Lubbers Quarters Cruise Abaco . ............................................. 321-220-8796 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals .................................. 365-6502 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals . ................................. 365-6024 Waterways Boat Rental . ................ 357-6540 & 365-6143 Cats Paw Boat Rentals . ..................................... 366-0380 Elbow Cay Cart . ................................................. 366-0530 Hope Town Cart Rentals . .................................. 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals . .......................................... 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals .............................. 366-0282 J Rs Cart Rental . ................................................ 366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals . .................................... 366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals . ............................................ 366-0069 Adventure on Prozac Kayak . ............................ 365-8749 Blue Marlin Rentals. . ......................................... 365-8687 Cashs Carts . ...................................................... 365-8771 Cornish Car Rentals . .......................................... 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals . ............................................... 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals . ........................................... 365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks . ............................. 365-8749 Visitors Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Abaco Pizza. . ................................ $ . .................. 367-4488 Anglers . ................................... $$$ . .................. 367-2158 Blue Marlin . ................................. $ . .................. 367-2002 Curly Tails . ............................... $$$ . .................. 367-4444 Ginos . .......................................... $ . .................. 367-7272 Golden Grouper . ........................ $ . .................. 367-2301 Island Family Rest . ....................... $ . .................. 367-3778 Java Coee House . ....................... $ . .................. 367-5523 Jamies Place . ............................. ..$ . .................. 367-2880 Jib Room . .................................. $$ . .................. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken . ............... $ . .................. 367-2615 Mangoes . ................................. $$$ . .................. 367-2366 Pops Place + . .............................. $ . .................. 367-3796 Snack Shack + . ............................ $ . .................. 367-4005 Snappas . .................................... $$ . .................. 367-2278 Wallys . .................................... $$$ . .................. 367-2074 Abaco Inn . .............................. $$$ . .................. 366-0133 Capn Jacks . ................................ $$ . .................. 366-0247 Harbours Edge . ......................... $$ . .................. 366-0087 H T Coee House (B & L) . .............. $ . ................. .366-0760 H T Harbour Lodge . .................. $$$ . .................. 366-0095 Munchies . .................................... $ . .................. 366-0423 OnDa Beach . .............................. $$ . .................. 366-0558 Sea Spray . ............................... $$ . .................. 366-0065 Sugar Shack + . ............................ $ . .................. 366-0788 Petes Pub . .................................. $$ . .................. 366-3503 Cracker Ps . ................................. $$ . .................. 366-3139 Bradleys on the Harbour . ............. $ . .................. 365-6380 Dockn Dine . ................................. $ . .................. 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar . ................ $ . .................. 365-6501 Bakers Bay Market Place . ...... $$$ . .................. 612-1021 Grabbers . ................................... $$ . .................. 365-5133 Nippers ..................................... $$ . ................. 365-5143 Orchid Bay . ............................... $$$ . .................. 365-5175 Coco Beach Bar & Grill. . ................ $ . .................. 365-8470 Florences Cafe . ............................. $ . ................. .365-8354 Spinnaker Restaurant . ............. $$$ . .................. 365-8469 Touch of Class . ........................ $$$ . .................. 365-8195 Treasure Sands Club . ................ $$$ . ................. .365-9385 Blu House . ............................. $$$ . .................. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro . ...................... $$ . .................. 365-4200 Green Turtle Club . .................... $$$ . .................. 365-4271 Harveys Island Grill . ................... $$ . .................. 365-4389 McIntoshs Restaurant . .............. $$ . .................. 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 Nancys ...................................... $$ . .................. 366-4120Everyone reads The Abaconian B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667 Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Man-O-War 365-4019 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 Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour . ...................... 367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic . ................................ 367-0020 Integrated Medical Center . .......................................... 367-1304 Emergency . ............................................... 458-1234 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre . ................................... 367-0049 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour . ............................ 367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay . ..................................... .... 365-8288 Government Clinic Coopers Town . .............................. 365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay . ........................... 365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town . ................................... 366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point . .................................. 366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town . ...................................... 365-2172 Blu House ....................... 45 . ......... F . ......... 365-4200 Green Turtle Club . .............. 32 . ......... F . ......... 365-4271 Black Sound Marina . .......... 15 . ..................... 365-4531 Other Shore Club . ............... 12 . ......... F . ......... 365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service ........... 10 . ......... F . ......... 365-4033 Treasure Cay Marina . ........ 150 . ......... F . ......... 365-8250 Man-O-War Marina . .......... 26 . ......... F . ......... 365-6008 Boat Harbour Marina . ...... 183 . ......... F . ......... 367-2158 Conch Inn . .......................... 75 . ......... F . ......... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina . ........ 36 . ......... F . ......... 367-2182 Mangoes Marina . ............... 29 . ..................... 367-4255 Marsh Harbour Marina . ...... 52 . ......... F . ......... 367 2700 Hope Town Marina . ............ 16 . ..................... 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways . ................................ 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina . .............. 6 . ......... F . ......... 366-0154 Sea Spray . .......................... 60 . ......... F . ......... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Marina . ........... 75 . ......... F . ......... 365-0083 Bakers Bay Marina . .......... 158 . ......... F . ......... 365-5802 Guana Hide-aways . ............ 37 . ..................... 577-0003 Orchid Bay . ......................... 64 . ........ F . ......... 365-5175Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental . ....................... 475-9616 . ................ 367-2936 . ......................... 367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure . ............................... 577-0004 . ..................... 367-0350 Adventure on Prozac T Cay . ............................ 365-8749 . ...................... 365-4411 C & C Charters Treasure Cay . ........................... 365-8506 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour . .................... 367-2787 . ............. 366-0024 Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is . ........................... 367-2266 Air Gate Aviation Daytona/New Smyrna . ........................... 367-3636 American Eagle Miami . ..................................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud . ............................ 367-2095 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach . .............................................. 367-3415 Craig Air Center North Florida . ........................................... 367-3522 IBC Airways Ft.Lauderdale, W Palm Beach . ......................... 367-1336 Locair Fort Lauderdale . ......................................... .... 1-800-205-0730 Regional Freeport ............................................................... 367-0446 Sky Bahamas Nassau/Ft. Lauderdale . ................................. 367-0996 Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale . ..................................... 367-0140 Western Air Nassau . ......................................... .................. 367-3722 Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale . ............................................. 367-0032 Abaco Air . .............................................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters . ........................................................ 367-3450 Extra $3 for each passengers above two ective Dec 08Clinic, Downtown, Stop Light, . ........................................................ $10 Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry . ........................................ $15 Spring City . ........................................................................................ $15 Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch . ............................. $15 Murphy Town & Great. Cistern .......................................................... $20 Snake Cay . ........................................................................................ $35 Casuarina Point ................................................................................. $60 Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour . ............................................. $80 Bahama Palm Shore . ......................................... ................................ $90 Crossing Rocks . ................................................................................ $105 Sandy Point . ................................................................................... $150 Leisure Lee . ....................................................................................... $50 Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry . ................................................... $80 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $85 Fox Town . ........................................................................................ $165 Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel . ................................................. $ 10 Nat. Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr. Cistern . .......................................... $10 Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea. Eective Dec 08Green Turtle Cay ferry dock . ......................................... ...................... $10 Madeira Park . .................................................................................... $20 Sand Banks . ...................................................................................... $25 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $30 Leisure Lee . ....................................................................................... $45 Black Wood . ...................................................................................... $20 Fire Road & Coopers Town . ............................................................... $40 Cedar Harbour . ................................................................................. $60 Wood Cay . ......................................................................................... $70 Mount Hope . .................................................................................... $80 Fox Town . .......................................................................................... $85 Crown Haven . ................................................................................... $90 Marsh Harbour airport . ..................................................................... $80 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport . .............................................. $80 Treasure Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour . ................................................ $85 Treasure Cay Hotel to Green Turtle Ferry . ........................................... $25 Treasure Cay Hotel to Blue Hole . ........................................................ $30 Albert Lowe Museum . ................................ Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits . .. Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden . .................... Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum . ................. Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station . .................................... Hope Town Swim Mermaid Reef o Marsh Harbour . ........ Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole . ........... Treasure Cay farm road Art studio & working foundry . ...................... Little Harbour Working boatyards . ..................................... Man-O-War cay Bring errors & revisions to our attention Revised March 9 12 All phones use area code 242 unless notedwww.theabaconian.comAlburys Ferry Service Marsh H.>Guana Cay/Scotland cay From Conch Inn advised to contact the oce for the changes. Note: 4:30 pm trip to GTC not on Sundays ** Note: 4:30 pm trip will be made from New Plymouth only Between Abaco & Grand Bahama Summer Schedule only (April to Dec) Sandy Point & Nassau Every Friday & Sunday, except holidays, under 4 hours. Call 225-3376 or 366-4119 Call for rates. Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 30 minutes Be matched with a local person or family with a similar interest such as Bird watching, Attending church, Foreign language, School class visit, Environmental interest. Marine, Native plants, History, Humane Society, etc. This is not a dating service or an offer for a free meal or lodging but an opportunity to meet someone locally with similar interests. Call Tourisms Doranell Swain at 367-3067 dswain@bahamas.comMarsh Harbour . . . . . . . . North Abaco . . . . Sandy Point . . . . Treasure Cay . Casaurina Point . Cherokee . . . . Crossing Rocks . Green Turtle Cay . . Hope Town . . Man-O-War . 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Page 24 Section A The Abaconian September 15, 2012 MARINE INSURANCE Protection On Land And Sea Work is for people who dont know how to fish! Enjoy Life, while Insurance Management works for you.INSURANCE MANAGEMENT(BAHAMAS) LIMITED. INSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTS email: info@imbabaco.comNassauRosetta Street P.O.Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 394-5555 Fax: (242) 323-6520FreeportPioneers Way P.O.Box F-42541 Tel: (242) 350-3500 Fax: (242) 350-3510AbacoQueen Elizabeth Dr. P.O.Box AB-20666 Tel: (242) 367-4204 Fax: (242) 367-4206EleutheraQueens Highway P.O.Box EL-25190 Tel: (242) 332-2862 Fax: (242) 332-2863ExumaQueens Highway George Town Tel: (242) 336-2304 Fax: (242) 336-2305

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September 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 18 SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2012 By Samantha Evans Hundreds of teachers gathered at New Vision Ministries for the Back to School Service and Symposium under the theme: Excellence for allYes we say so! The service began at 10 a.m. as teachers and educators anxiously awaited the proclama tion for the school year by the superinten dent and guest speaker. Dr. Lenora Black brought the welcome and stated the purpose for the service. Dr. Black began by saying that even though challenges have been faced, the success of the district has been many. These successes serve as an indication of what is possible when all put their collec tive geniuses together. She welcomed the new and returning educators back for an excellent school year. She introduced the new administrators to the district as well as the newly promoted ones. She thanked Candice Cay and Aus tin Mills for their committed service to excellence. She thanked those who were redeployed for serving the district with distinction. She appealed to all educators to work hard and to propel further as they continue to pursue excellence. She encour aged communities, businesses, parents and others to partner with the schools in the Educators attend Back to School Service and Symposium of previous years. Please see Symposium Page 2 As political race in North heats up focus shifts to the youth

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian September 15, 2012 community where they do business. She further encouraged them not to do business as usual because they will have to live with the future they create. The keynote address was delivered by teacher, and Senior Assistant of Abaco Central High School, Ethlene McIntosh who spoke on the topic of excellence. She referenced Gods creation of the world which was done with excellence and the Biblical story of Daniel. She spoke of the latter in regards to his excellent work hab its, his ethical principles, teachable spirit School & Youth News and his overall commitment to operating with a spirit of excellence. Ms. McIntosh continued with her analogy. Even when Daniels colleagues tried to kill him, she explained, he did not compromise his excellence. She told the educators that if they are to survive this global development they too must operate in a spirit of excellence. Too many people are asking for raises but do not produce a full days work, come to work late and use political connections to get ahead. She proclaimed that it is time that we say no to favours from politicians and say that if you are going to promote me then do it because I have the training and skills, am Symposium From Page 1 a team player and can help the organization grow. She told the educators to not be like K.B.s popular song about civil servants, but to rather become people of excellence. To attain excellence she gave the edu cators eight points to remember: they must want to be excellent, establish excellent thoughts, put the past behind them or it will rob them of a worthwhile life, set high goals, keep building their skills, be around the best, guard their tongue, and seek divine guidance. She then left teachers and administrators with some additional food for thought in the form of questions. Bishop Terrance Strachan of Lifegate Christian Ministries led the prayer for the educational system. Sandy Edwards then led the teachers prayer of commit ment. Special selections were rendered by Akeem Adderley, Ashanti Duncanson and Alisha Greene. After a short break the teachers heard about Teaching The Bahamas by Dr. Lenora Black. She reminded them of educations mission statement and standards that they are expected to uphold. After lunch they were addressed by Gaynell Rolle who spoke to them about Accounting in the Government System. Lunch was provided by Greta Strachan. The session ended at 3:30pm. students at the Education Symposium. Educators Symposium.

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian September 15, 2012 School & Youth News Horizons Academy has new location and big plans for the futureBy Samantha Evans Horizons Academy has started its second year as a private school. Owner, Simmone Mullings, stated that they had a However, she knows that this is a venture need for students who otherwise would not succeed at getting an education. She stated that her school has small classes which are excellent for students school setting. Additionally, her school gives one-on-one instruction which some parents just prefer for their children. To aid this, they have moved to a new loca tion in Dundas Town to the Old Friendship Tabernacle Church building. dents enrolled in the 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. school program and several others for the evening institute. The latter is for those those who could not make it in a regular school setting but want to earn their high school diploma. Now that her husband, Fyador Mull ings, works for the school full time he has plans to offer classes in computer information systems and web design. The school has also partnered with a California school to offer high school diplomas catered to wards those who are technologically in clined. Ms. Mullings is excited about the possibilities this will open for her school. Persons interested in obtaining their high school diploma can call the school at 2251853. Abaco student attends summer program in Minnesota Perkell Collie, an 11th grade student of Cyber Learning Center, was the only Bahamian student to attend St. Cloud State Universitys Advanced Program in Tech nology and Science in Minnesota this sum mer. However, she was joined by a delega tion of students from countries like Greece and Africa for the three-week residential program offered from July 15 to August 3 to 10th and 11th grade students interested in technology, science, mathematics or en gineering. Tuition, academic fees, books and room and board were all provided. According to the universitys web site, the focus of the program was to prohistorically underrepresented groups and expose them to career options in technol ogy. It also allowed students to meet posi ments, Perkell was enlisted into the pro gram by Cyber Principal Sharon Greene after she was contacted by her teacher Sandra Russell-Flowers based on Perkell's high science aptitude. During the program, however, she had the option of putting a project together on petro fuel, computer studies, autism, rats, farming or saliva. She chose the latter for her research, data college and 13-page paper, which was done in collaboration with Dr. Bruce Jacobson and entitled: Examining Enzyme Reactions in Different Foods. Perkell also participated in the universitys Culture Night and prepared corned beef and white rice for the other partici pants. The purpose of the exercise was to see how well-rounded and sociable the stu dents were about sharing who they are and where they are from. She also contributed a drawing themed One World Connected by Science and Technology that was fea tured on a T-shirt that was given to them. When Perkell graduates next year, she has decided to attend St. Cloud where she will qualify for a partial scholarship, and after completing her studies there she will move on to the University of Minne sota. Nevertheless, the visit to Minnesota was not all about work and no play. Perkell and her mother, Angie Collie, enjoyed the states scenic routes particularly Lake Itasca, engaged in ice skating and visited the Mall of America. Ms. Collie described Minnesotans as friendly, and she even invited to diner by Bahamians she discovered there. Ms. Collie explained that she stayed to make sure that the university was secure for her daughter, and was pleased to learn that it was. She said that each student re ceived their own telephone line; male and female students were housed separately in the dormitories; chaperones were always present; curfew was enforced; and it is a smoke-free campus. The main thing I want Abaco to know is that because Perkell did so well, portrayed Bahamians as friendly and was an ambassador for The Bahamas, she opened the door for other students to go there and to receive scholarships, Mrs. Collie proudly stated. Dr. Robert Johnson of St. Clouds Ethnic Studies Department plans to visit Abaco with his wife Nurse Practitioner Icephine Johnson soon to promote the free advanced summer program and St. Cloud State University to Abaco students.

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September 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 Man-O-War HardwareNon-Corrosive HardwareAn Extensive Selection of Brass, Stainless & MonelBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel BoltsStainless Steel Hurricane Clips#1 LumberPlain & Pressure TreatedPine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyInterior, Exterior & MarinePLYWOOD For quotes or information Call Walter Sweeting l Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, BahamasPh: (242) 365-6011 l Fax (242) 365-6039S.C. Bootles previous years highlights BJC and BGCSE Examinations. school GPA. provement in our category. Family Island School, including Grand Ba hama. represent Abaco won the national Model United Nations Sessions (MUNS) Compe tition in Nassau. Team will be travelling to New York in September to the United Nations. in the Districts Spelling Competition. Sustained Silent Reading. Awards, Thanksgiving Day and Gradua tion Ceremonies, Program several scholarships to study abroad were awarded. and won the Districts JA Speech Competi tion. Speech Competition. the Young Chef Competition in Nassau, the only school to represent Abaco. local competitions and exhibits. cal Government Junior Council Program where several projects were completed. planting, beach-community clean-ups, Discovery Club and activities toward becom ing a Green School. School Track & Field Competition. School & Youth News Lovely Reckley helps children in needBy Samantha Evans Lovely Reckley has been donating free lunch to many Abaco schools for sev time that she sought assistance from the public to provide uniform and shoes for students of Central Abaco Primary School. She began making preparations for this new venture from when the summer break began. Ms. Reckley could be seen at Max wells Store frequently which allowed her to collect over $400 for uniforms and $200 for shoes. The uniform assistance was set up at Just Ruths but later moved to His and Hers Jeans in the Abaco Shopping Pla za. The Shoe Credit was set up at Sports World in Marsh Harbour. This assistance was made available of Central Abaco Primary School Samantha V. Evans who accompanied parents to each location to receive the items needed. At the end of this credit more than twenty students were assisted. Some received full uniforms while others only received a top or bottom as needed. The owner of His and Her Jeans provided two boys and girls with full uni forms at the end of the credit. At Sports World, each transaction was given a 10% discount which allowed more kids to re ceive shoes. Lovely Reckley also donated new long navy blue pants for students as well. They were distributed by the school counselor. Thanks to this generous assistance many parents were able to get their chil dren ready for school. Hence, more stuof school rather than delaying attendance due to lack of school uniform and supplies. Ms. Evans stated that more generous part ners are needed. Myriad Community Center promotes back to school initiativeBy Samantha Evans Owen and Bekera Taylor, part own ers of Myriad Minds Community Center, held a Back to School Give-a-Way for young boys and men on Saturday Septem ber 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. They gave the patrons free haircuts and showed movies all day for children. Mr. Taylor was the barber for the day and ternationally. This event was the beginning of him getting back into offering his barbering services on a professional level next door to the Abaco Myriad Community Center. According to Bekera Taylor, they will continue to offer movies on Saturday for all ages at affordable rates giving the commu nity a convenient place for clean fun and entertainment. She added that parents can drop off their kids while they shop or do chores on Saturdays. For further information parents can call 458-6314 or 432-0959. Teachers at Central Abaco Primary attend motivational sessionBy Samantha Evans After almost two months of vacation, public school teachers all across the Bahamas returned to work on Monday August 27, 2012. In most of these schools a moti vational session was held on this day to get On Abaco, the same took place and the for ty plus teachers at Central Abaco Primary School heard from gifted author and pastor of Change Ministries International Samuel Cornish. Mr. Cornish spoke to them about the importance of speaking into the life of the students they teach. He told them that this topic is dear to him because when he was in school he did not hear the encouraging words he should have from his teachers. In fact, he stated that based on the words he heard, he was not supposed to succeed in life. However, he did not embrace those words and is now a success. He told the teachers that mentoring students is part of teaching because students look up to them and listen intently to the words they speak. Therefore, they can uplift or break a childs spirit. He appealed to them to speak posi tively into the lives of their students. He encouraged teachers to do several things. He told them to be committed to self-development. He stated that once the leader continues to develop the staff with succeed and the students will do so as well. Next, he asked them to commit to excel lence. People of excellence do the right thing all the time. Excellence is a journey not a destination so they must decide to al ways have a spirit of excellence. Finally, he asked them to reignite their passion for education. Pastor Cornish stated that when change doesnt come they must not get stuck. Once they have passion it will be a privilege to come to work rath er than just waiting for payday. In other and not a job. 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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian September 15, 2012 Teachers learn about Urban Renewal 2.0 Initiative for new school yearBy Samantha Evans On August 29, public and private school teachers learned about the Renew Program, or Urban Renewal 2.0 Livable in charge of the operation on Abaco, Sgt. Jocelyn Smith. Sgt. Smith stated that the program will have several arms, one of which is the school policing unit which will become operational on September 3, 2012. aco Central High and S. C. Bootle High assigned to S.C. Bootle will be Corporal 2238 Jerome Ferguson. Each of them will will be to provide security and promote safety on these campuses. They will also patrol the school grounds and surrounding will handle offenses that occur in and out of school. Renewal Program are Constable 3203 Kenwith the Urban Renewal Program in Nas sau. Sgt. Smith stated that they are excited about the opportunities these programs will bring. The Urban Renewal Project will facilitate four programs: Etiquette Program, Drill Core Program, Youth Music Band, and the Renew Program. The Etiquette Program will be available to primary school students in grades 4 to 6. The pro gram is for kids who get into trouble or go into detention. The Drill Core Program is for students in grades 4 to 10. It will teach discipline, character building and respect School & Youth News for peers and others. She believes that the teach discipline. The Youth Music Band will be led Renew Program is voluntary and reforto suspended students. The program will provide them with something productive to do while on suspension so that they do not engage in deviant behavior. Business mentors will be needed for the students. If the students are not reformed at the end of the program, they will be enrolled in the Drill Core along start the programs at Abaco Central High, S.C. Bootle, and Central Abaco Primary Schools. They will then branch out to other schools. It is her hope that each school will have their own drill core.Commonwealth Bank donates To Central Abaco Primary SchoolBy Samantha Evans On Monday September 3, Assis tant Manager, Mr. Johnson, and Sharon Central Abaco Primary School during the morning hours at which time they donated four boxes of books and several dozen pen cils to the school Guidance Department. According to Ms. Dorsette, they donate to Abaco schools every year but this year they were prompted by the passion of Lovely Reckley to assist the students at this school directly. She added that when the bank donates items to schools, they are concerned about where the items go but have been reassured by the Guidance Ofarrive at the school they are given to those students most in need. The bank executives also left small tokens for the staff as well which were also distributed by the GuidSuccess Training College registers By Samantha Evans On Saturday September 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, registration and orien tation took place at Abaco Central High School for the new Associates Degree students of Success Training College Center for Extended Studies. Sharon Rolle, coordinator of the program, was on Abaco for the day. She spoke to the students about the programs the school offers and the requirements for admissions. She introduced the local coordinators of the program and gave them an opportunity to address the students. Barbara Williams was a coordinator of the program since 2007 and a member told them about her experience as a stu dent. She gave them tips to stay on top of their bills and for completing homework and projects on time. She added that she wants to see Success Training College get to the point that they have a campus on Abaco with some of the former students becoming coordinators or even lecturers. Ms. Rolle told them that Success is the number one institution on Abaco and made history on the island. She wished them well Once they do, she stated, all things will fall into place. All of the students and lectur ers present introduced themselves then the registration process began. After registration Edith White, local coordinator, addressed the students. She told them about her experience as a stu dent of Success who had to commute to Nassau for classes. She told them about degree but now they can get their degree at home. Ms. Rolle told the students that it is through Ms. Whites experience and persistence that they can study while at home. For this new semester the college is offering a great fee to recent graduates. All recent high school graduates can earn an Associates Degree for a special rate of $598 per term. Classes being offered in clude Business Administration, Human Resources Management, Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Computer Internet Technology, Early Childhood Education, Primary Education, Medical Assisting and Paralegal Studies. Free registration is available to new students until September 21. Classes for the freshmen will begin on Saturday September 16, 2012. Interested persons can contact one of the coordinators for further details. Eighteen to Graduate from Success Training College this November By Samantha Evans The second graduation ceremony for Success Training Colleges Abaco Campus is scheduled for November 17, 2012. Un der the theme: Soaring beyond the challenges towards a brighter future, eighteen students are expected to graduate and they have predicted that their graduation will be A meeting with the graduating class was held at Abaco Central High School at 2 p.m. on Saturday September 8. Shyrnal Williams and Cleveland Dawkins are the class graduation coordinators. Ms. Wil liams gave an update on all of the activities leading up to graduation day. A Health Drive will take place on October 13 which will include a walk-athon, souse out and pressure checks at the BAIC Park in Marsh Harbour. The route will take them from the BAIC Park to the airport round-a-bout and back. Tickets will be on sale for chicken, pig feet and mutton souse. Drinks will also be on sale. This event is a fundraiser for the class graduation. The event is scheduled to be gin around 9 a.m. The church service will be held on October 28 at Full Gospel As sembly at 11 a.m. followed by a luncheon at Touch of Class. Photos were done by izing their booklet, sizes for their robes, and other completing classes. At their next meeting with coordinator Sharon Rolle, the valedictorian, salutatorian, and collegian will be named. Ron-Paul Cabinets Plus Phone: (242) 367-0546Visit our Showroom Located Opposite the old Lowes PharmacyOwners: Ronnie & Pauline Roberts Microwaves Small Refrigerators Carpet & PaddingSolid Wood Furniture

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September 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 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 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 Funeral Service For Ernal G. Swain, 86, of Murphy Town, Abaco was held on Saturday September 1st, 2012 at 11:00 am at Bethany Gospel Chapel, Murphy nior Williams assisted by other ministers. Interment followed in the Murphy Town Public Cemetery, Murphy Town, Abaco. Left to cherish his memories are his wife: Enamae, three sons: Barry, Ted and Brad ley; one daughter: Vernita; six grandchil dren: Lakeisha, Luneka, Rashon, Tacasha nae, Barrino and Makemo; one great grandson: Lawson; three daughters-in-law: Sarah, Shandell and Veronique; two adopt ed daughters: Deborah Miller and Pandora Bethel; nieces: Marilyn, Ada, Margaret, Beverley, Lucy, Prescola, Grace, Grean nae, Janet, Nicole, Grethal, Agatha and Ve ronica; nephews: Calvin, Horace, Vincent, Roland, Nelson, Haziel, Mervin, Elgie, Erskin, Beltram, Edward, George, Arthur, Jexel, Senior, Elvis, Berkley and Amon; numerous grand nieces and nephews: Ma grette, Monique, Mispah, Pleasant, Rowena, Bernadette, Melissa, John, Hewitt, Cleo, Tyrone and Lemuel; three step grand children: Luneka, Meko and Tray; other family and friends: Kermit, Renardo Curry and family, Wilamae Dawkins and family, Carly, Emmit, Hilly, Lester, Johnathan, Rocklyn, Minalee and family, Cardinal, Prince, Hank, Terrance, Gwendolyn, Ruth, Norma, Wently and family, Edith Clarke, Carl Ferguson and family, Wil liam Swain and family, Ismae Dawkins and family, Emaline Butler, Olive Miller and Family, Douglas McDonald and family, Aramena Smith and family, Mary Swain, Ida Swain, Deidre Smith, Larry Saunders, Paul Mills, Winifred Mitchell and family, Pandora Bethel and family, Victoria Gibson and family, Muriel Curry-Richardson, Catherine Davis and family, Dolly Davis and family, Johnny Swain and family, Coley Swain and family, Shelia Simms and family, Jimmy Williams and family, The church family of Bethany Gospel Chapel, Zion Baptist, Strong Tower Community Church, Victory Tabernacle and the entire communities of Murphy Town, Dundas Town and Sweetings Cay. Funeral Service for William Mr. Willie Cox, 94, of East Avenue Mil lars Heights and formerly of Sandy Point Abaco, who died August 3rd, at the Princess Marga ret Hospital. Funeral service was at St. Martins Anglican Church, Sandy Point ated and interment was followed in the Public Cemeter,y Sandy Point Abaco. Pre deceased by: His wife: Clara Bel BurrowsCox, Daughter: Elizabeth P. Taylor. Left to cherish his memories are: His children: A. Cox of The Royal Bahamas Defence Force. Adopted children: Elizabeth Rus sell, Matlind Bain, Vincent Ingraham, Eula Gaitor, Sandra Knowles and Carla Nixon. Grand-children: Roderick and Ralph Reck ley Jr., Robert and Prince Taylor, Clau dine Roberts, Clara Taylor, Rose Fawkes, Crystal, Lamysha, Montana and Yanina Cox, Takera Pratt, Tamara Darville, Asharkie Parrella, Vindeanna and Vin dette, Julian, Jacinta and Bonji, Carlos and Alex. Great grand-children; Alex, Ange lina and Angel Reckley, Michael Humes, Rose, Edwina and Rosann Roberts, Trinity and Prince Taylor Jr., Rodwin and Raven Fawkes, Vonya Darville, Christen, Keden and Morgan, Tristan Gaitor and Montanna Great great grand child: Michael Humes Jr. Sons-in-law: Ralph Reckley, Alfred Knowles, Attorney Vann Gaitor, Shawn Nixon and Edwin Taylor(222). Daughterin-law: Dena Ingraham. Grand sons-inlaw: Ross Roberts and Rodrique Fawkes. Grand daughter-in-law: Marina Reckley. Many other relatives and friends. Funeral Service for the late Baby Boy Macario McKinneyMackey 9-days-old, of Sandy Point, Abaco was held on Saturday August 25th, 2012 at 10:00am at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Napoleon Roberts assisted by other min isters. Interment followed in Sandy Point Public Cemetery, Abaco. He is survived by his mother: Denise McKinney; father: Marcus Mackey; sisters: Deneisha Dean and Davisha Lightbourn; brother: Marcus Mackey Jr.; grandmother: Louise Green, Janet Mackey and Valeria Lightbourn; grandfather: Phillip Mackey; niece: Amoy Brown; aunts: Shantell Green, Keva Dean, Gardena Fox, Cynthia McKinney, Garnell Weech, Jamika, Gail and Shavonne Mackey, Naomi Cumberbatch, Anastacia Archer, Velma Forbes, Amelia, Tina and Shavel Burrows, Cara Archer, Veronique Swain, and Catherine Simms; uncles: Ken, Kelsey, James and Otis Green, Eric McK inney, Ricardo, Randy and Phillip Mackey Jr., Mark Anthony Cooper; grand aunts: Val and Marjorie Cooper; and a host of other relatives and friends including: Lenny, Daphanie and Lanaire Bain, Diane Cole brooke, Anastacia Dames, Kelia Green, George and Margaret Burrows and Fami ly, Napoleon Roberts and Mt. Zion Baptist Church Family, Pastor Erskin Wells and Family, Sandy Point Community Clinic, Lightbourn Family, Maxine Burrows and Family, Shelia Grant and Family, Shirley and Janette Saunders and Inez Fox; special thanks: Schooner Bay; others too numer ous to mention.Gregory Curtis Bain Jr. age 26 years old of Marsh Harbour, Abaco and for merly of Nassau, Bahamas died in Sandy Point, Abaco on Sunday August 26th, 2012. He is survived by his father: Gregory Bain Sr.; mother: Portia Bethell; ad opted mother: Nadine Bain; daughter: Gia Bain; sisters: Kiatra Adderley and Kanish Murry; brothers: Timothy, Charles and Raymond Bain, Valentino Adderley, Kenvil Lockhart, Shanandor Green and Keano Bowe; numerous nieces and nephews and others too numerous to mention. Funeral Service for Basil Frit zgerald Forbes age 40 affection ately called The Bishop of Coopers Town Abaco who died at his residence August 16th. Funeral service was held at Faith Walk Church of God, Coopers Town, Abaco. Bishop Archilaus Cooper assisted by Rev. ment followed in the Public Cemetery Coopers Town, Abaco. Left to cherish his memories are: His mother: Kandymae Murphy, Adopted parents: Samuel and Netta Cooper, Sister: Jewel Rolle, Brother: Niles McIntosh, Grand-uncle: Cap tain Nathan Rolle, Nieces and nephews: Vashantae Rolle, Destiny Rolle, Kaysim Miller and Mario McIntosh, and a host of other relatives and friends. As the sun peeped over the horizon, on the quaint settlement of Marsh Har bour, Abaco on August 20th 1967 Warren & Marilyn was blessed with a 9lb. 8oz. bouncing baby boy, he was the third of four children to this union. They thanked God with joyful hearts and named him Derek Kevin Albury. Derek begin his Christian Academy under Mr. Kenneth & Mrs. Joyce Touchton there he completed Primary School and obtained his nickname MOOSA, and then on to high school where he travelled by bus to Spring City to complete his high school education and obtained his diploma. In 1989 Annie met Derek in Marsh Harbour and they fell head over heels in love, from this moment they were inseparable. Moosa was a BIG guy with a HEART of gold, He was a dedi cated worker and responsible for all the ex changes from Moores Island to Fox Town and The Cays. He was a loving, caring and kind person and put his job and the satis faction of BTC Customers top on the list. to both family and friends.During Dereks high school years he also worked at Abaco Markets on weekends and continued work ing when he graduated from high school until his Father Warren convinced him to take a job in the technical area of Marsh Harbour Exchange and on July 1st 1986 he did just that and worked under the supervision of Mr. Emalin Sawyer. He was em ployed there for 26 years and 2 months; he progressed very rapidly through the tech nical. In 2003 he was awarded Outstand ing and Dedicated Service to Batelco and its employees, June 2007 he was awarded Employee of the Month for Outstanding Services, He was First Connect Award Winner of 2008 as well as awarded for his Appreciation and Dedication for Out standing Dedication and Service Above and Beyond the call of Duty during Hurricane Irene by the Relief Effort Commit tee 2011, also in 2011 he was promoted to Senior Technical Associate of BTC. On a normal day September 1st 2012 an gels decided to take Moosa home. Left to mourn: His Wife: Annie Pinder Albury; His Father & Mother: Warren & Marilyn Albury; Two Brothers: Gary & Jarrod (deceased); Sister: Angelita Nevo; Grandmothers: Elliott & Ena (both deceased); Grandfathers: Bernell & Anthony(Pump) (both deceased); Step Grandmother: Marjorie McDonald; Mother-in-law: Eliza beth Pinder (Lizzy); Father-in-law: Har rison Pinder; Grandmother-in-law: Eudene Sweeting; Step Mother-in-law: Loretta Pinder; Brothers-in-law: Igal Nevo, Angus & Andrew Pinder; Sisters-in-law: Melinda & Marlana Pinder; Uncles: George, Fred dy, Rae(deceased),Pat Walter & Bernard; Aunts: Margaret, Joy, Lucille(deceased), Audrey(deceased), Linda, Lucille, Mollie, Remembering Family and Friends Please see Obits Page 14

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian September 15, 2012 The South Abaco District Council, in conjunction with corporate sponsors, presented a Back to School Jamboree for students of all of the settlements of South Abaco on August 25. The well attended event was held in the Sandy Point Com munity Centre and was led by Mistress of Ceremonies Brenell Higgs, Headmistress of the James A. Pinder School. Following an opening prayer in which John Hudson, Chairman of the Cherokee Township, asked for wisdom and guidance for the students during the coming school year. The Administrator for South Abaco, School & Youth News Joshua Smith, spoke to the students on the virtues of honesty and obedience and enKeynote speaker was Enzil Cooper, teacher and motivational speaker who gave a very age appropriate talk, using rooms in their homes to illustrate his points. Dur ing the tour of the home he spoke of the; Kitchen of creativity which is where you can try things out to see if they suit your taste. Then the bathroom; Where you big a star as anyone in the world. Next the dreamers bedroom; Where we get to imagine beyond what is real and how we come up with new ideas such as the latest clothes and technology and so much more. Finally, the living room a place of to getherness and cooperation. This is where we learn how to get along, how to love each other and make each other happy. We learn manners and respect and learn to live together. Mr. Cooper closed his talk with the students by telling them if they did all of these things it would give them the ac cess they needed to progress towards suc cess. Mr. Cooper also spoke a word to the parents, asking them if they are allow dreaming and socializing. He stressed that social skills are no less important than aca demics or schoolwork; The crime statis tics in our country demand that our people the parents to teach the kids social skills, help them develop creativity and encourskills and talents.South Abaco holds Back to School Jamboree The children were then eager for the informal part of the program which includ ed fun and games, such as The Price is Right and educational quizzes all arranged by the Mistress of Ceremonies Ms. Higgs. They were then all presented with bags full of school supplies, provided by the South Abaco District Council, Scotiabank and the Abaco Club on Winding Bay. Freddy Munnings, representative from Winding Bay, told the children that he would check on their development and that they should work hard because they might come to him one day for a job. The Manageress from Scotiabank told the children that the bank was giving each child a piggy bank the so that they could save their coins and when ever their piggy bank was full they could bring it to Scotiabank and open their own savings account. The jamboree closed with a time of refreshment when the children were given a variety of healthy foods which included sandwiches, fruit, juices and water.

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September 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 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 29sten-GB Dr. Carnille Farquharson;en-GB Family Medicineen-GB Sept 19th & 26then-GB Dr. Winston Forbes;en-GB Cardiology/Internal Medicineen-GB Call for datesen-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 21st & 28th en-GB Dr. Marc Binard,en-GB General Practice & Internal Medicineen-GB October 2nd 9then-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 September 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 Freddie Munnings, chairman of the Community Footprints Committee at The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, visited Every Child Counts on September 3 to dis school supplies to students. Selected as partnering schools, stu dents of Hope Town Primary School, Cherokee Primary School, and J.A. Pinwith the employees of the Club who re ceived supplies for their children as well. According to Munnings, the school supply drive was initiated in January 2012, and volunteers from the committee held various fundraising events like car washes, cookouts and basketball games to raise funds for the project. Additionally, Club members and local businesses made donations. As a result, Munnings said that the original target goal of $6,000 was exceeded, and more than 700 volunteer hours were recorded over the course of the fundraisers. He noted that donation at the ceremony in Sandy Point. [The objective was] to provide con sistent fundraising opportunities to support and fund our School Back Pack for a Purpose program in August, Munnings acknowledged. In total, out target was to supply 100 primary school backpacks for primary level students, and 50 backpacks for high school level students replete with age-appropriate supplies. Backpacks were distributed to the La -Abaco Club distributes supplies to ECC and other local schools dies and Gentlemen at the Club on Aug. 6, while partnering schools received their of school. It should be noted that the rationale for inclusion of the children of the Clubs [Ladies and Gentlemen] was driven by the fact that the annual seasonal scale back for the Abaco Club is of 12 weeks duration in 2012 (from Aug. 3 to Oct. 26), he ex plained. Many of our employees are thus ei ther on lay-off or reduced hours during this time. With schools in The Bahamas open September, it is only right that the children of our colleagues be also considered as de School & Youth News serving of this Club initiative, especially where mom and/or dad would surely need assistance in supplying back-to-school es sentials. Mr. Munnings concluded, Charity as they say should begin at home especially when it supports our Employee Promise. Commendations were given to Freddie Munnings, who was assisted by Den nis Lightbourn, the purchasing manager, and his wife Veronica. He also thanked the Clubs Guidance Team, all Ladies and Gentlemen for volunteering, Club mem bers and business partners on Abaco for ality. Bahamian students attend Whale Camp in Sandy Point Bahamian students from throughout The Bahamas travelled to Sandy Point, Abaco to work with the Bahamas Marine Mam mal Research Organization (BMMRO) and take part in their Summer Whale Camp. BMMRO received sponsorship to support the students for a week at a time. The participating students were: Karissa Maycock, Noah Hanna, Devynne Charlton, Nate Gabe Hudson, Pachancia Knowles, Kerwin Mullings, Jurique Russell and AJ McIntosh. While living at the BMMRO research center they had the opportunity to experience dolphins and whales in their natural habitat and gain mammal science. based in Sandy Point, Abaco. Since 1991 they have been documenting the distribu tion and abundance of marine mammals throughout The Bahamas by conducting boat based surveys and using a well-known main goal of the project is to contribute to the conservation of marine mammals by Please see Whales Page 10

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian September 15, 2012 School & Youth News learning more about habitat use and social behaviour and sharing this information with other scientists and interested parties. Whale Camp was created in the hopes that young Bahamians will develop a better un derstanding and appreciation for the Baha mian marine environment. These students were exposed to all aspects of marine mammal science, such toring of a local population of Atlantic Bot tlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and pattern of natural nicks and scars on each able to keep track of individuals, gaining an understanding of their social structure, Whales From Page 9 habitat use and population status. Countless hours were spent on the boat water search ing for marine mammals. Once we found a group of dolphins or a sperm whale; data on their group composition, age class and habitat use along with photos were collect ed. This data would then be entered and a photo catalogue would be used to identify the individuals seen. Some of the species encountered dur ing Whale Camp included Atlantic spot ted dolphins (Stenella frontalis), Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), Dwarf sperm whales (Kogia sima), Pygmy sperm whales (Kogia breviceps), and Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus). For most of the campers, this was their wild. Jurique Russell from Cat Island re called, My experience at the whale camp was fantastic. Just looking at the whales and the dolphins was a dream come true. I really enjoyed listening to the different sounds of marine mammals, which they called acoustics. After acoustics we did was going to town and interviewing local mammals to put in our presentation. The outcome was great; we were surprised on how much information they had on these marine mammals. But overall whale camp was the most fun I had in a while. And I have learnt so much from this experience. BMMRO would like to thank their interns for their assistance with Whale Camp, Annabelle Cartwright from of Nas sau and Donavan Sankey Jr. from Jamaica. To our sponsors, Young Marine Explorers, Friends of the Environment, Disney Animal Programs and Environmental Initiatives and Rotary of Abaco. As L.C. Hull & Co. continues to cel we decided to donate all of the school sup plies needed for this year to Cherokee All Age School. The staff of L.C. Hull & Co. attended the Cherokee School Assemby to make the donation. Ms. Hull gave a motivational speech to the kids and they had responded with a wonderful thank you poem for. Ms. Hull spoke to them about realizing that God created us all uniquely and use that talent, work hard and in that way and say Thank you to Jesus for all that he has done for us. Ms. Hull attended the All Age Cherokee School when she was a little girl as her parents were Missionaries in Cherokee. L.C. Hull & Co. donates to Cherokee All Age School

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian September 15, 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 School & Youth News FNM candidate Gomez donates to Amy Roberts All Age School Armed with a boxes of school sup plies, Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) candidate Renardo Curry embarked on a Abaco Central High School and ending in Crown Haven on Saturday, September 8. the smiles on the kids faces, Mr. Curry said. Mr. Curry said that instead of just stop to say hi in these communities, he decided to give the children school sup plies and remind them that there are people that want them to succeed and are willing to give them help to succeed. One of my focuses is education, be cause I believe if you get a good education you can then contribute to the development of your communities, Mr. Curry said. He said he will be pushing very hard for education, as he looks to bring trade and vocational schools like BTVI (Baha mas Technical and Vocational Institute) to North Abaco. Wed also like to have high school to help them earn their diplo mas, he added. We believe if we can help them suc ceed and develop themselves it will help us all, he said. PLP candidate Curry passes out school items to students On Saturday, September 8 Greg Go mez made a presentation to the Amy Roberts All Age School in Green Turtle Cay. During his meet and greet event that same day Mr. Gomez, met with the children of the community to pass out individual gifts along with new electronic equipment for the school including a printer. Also present to meet with the children was FNM leader Dr. Hubert Minnis and the Deputy Leader, Loretta Butler-Turner. The candidate and Dr. Minnis returned to Green Turtle Cay on Wednesday, Septem The election, according to Prime Minister Perry Christie, will be scheduled sometime in October. Campaigning by both parties continues across the island.

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September 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 Sports After softball games were cancelled the night before, players eagerly looked forward to the double header scheduled on game featured was between the RJ Bone the Lady Sluggers, who managed to secure a series of runs putting them in an early lead against their opponents. Although the Runners fought back and were able to accumulate a few runs, they were not enough to topple the Lady Sluggers who were on Lady Sluggers beat the RJ Runners: 14 to 6. Next, the DNR Sluggers faced the New Vision players shortly after 11 p.m. The New Vision team engaged Troy Bul lard as their pitcher for the night, and he did not disappoint. Before the game ended, Tommy Rolle also pitched for New Vision. However, DNR players rallied together in Visions 6. The Lady Sluggers and DNR Slug gers were in a festive mood following the nights games. Tommy Rolle, one of the New Vision pitchers, admitted that they did not come out full force during the game because of a lack of practice. However, he promised that they would be ready by the time the playoffs came. DNR Pitcher Thomas Machine Gun Kelly, who scored the only two home runs in the game, also made remarks. It turned out better than I expected with the youths that are on the team, he said. Everybody is playing pretty well, and I am trying to get the guys together. After they get where they are supposed to be, then well try to be the champions of Abaco. Meanwhile, Abaco Softball Associa tion President Nigel Bootle commented on the upcoming 2012 playoffs, which are scheduled for September 21. In the ladies division, there are the Lady Sluggers, and in the mens division, there are four teams: DNR Sluggers, Creters Bulldogs, Destroyers and New Vision. ships, the best of seven, Bootle explained. So we are going to start that on the 21st of September in order to be ready for Nation als in Nassau on Nov.4 He said that overall the teams look good and that the womens teams in par ticular have improved a lot. A little more practice and the rest of The Bahamas will have to be on alert, he advised. Central Abaco softball teams win double header Improvements to put national teams on alertGame between the DNR Sluggers and the New Vision players on Sept.1 in Coopers Town. North Abaco hopeful presents trophies to tournament winners The Learn to Swim program kicked off on September 10, 2012. The program will run until the water becomes too cold for the kids. We currently run the program on Monday's and Wednesday's from 4:00 5:00 p.m at Long Bay School pool. If you are interested in signing your child/ children up for this program you can email us at abacoswimclub@gmail.com or come to the pool on Mondays or Wednesdays at 3:45 p.m. We are excited about teach ing your children how to swim. We believe swimming is the only sport that could save your childs life, and we are looking for Learn to Swim dives into new season Have Sports News to Share?Contact The Abaconian AbaconianNews@gmail.com or 242-367-3200

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian September 15, 2012 Jeannie & Julie; Uncles-in-law: Frederick, Ian Ross & David Albury; Aunts-in-law: Patrisha Cash, Kathleen Ross, Juanita Hall & Normajean Albury and host of other family and friends. Janet AlburyRose of Lynn Haven, Florida and formally of Nassau and Treasure Cay, Abaco died at Liberty Cal houn Hospital, Blountstown, Florida on August 30th, 2012. She was predeceased by her parents, Walter and Winnie Albury, sister Sheila Ann Zalter, husband Donald Rose. She is survived by her sister Kath ryn Albury of Marsh Harbour, Abaco, her brother Tommy Albury of Nassau, brotherin-law Hillard Albury, sister-in-law, Cathy Albury; nephews, Charles (Diane) Albury and Kyle (Connie) Albury; nieces, Andrea (Christopher) Berner; grand nephews, Remembering Family and Friends Clint Albury, Jared Berner, Jaxon Albury and Dominic Albury: grand nieces, Ashley Berner; aunt, Jennie Lowe; other relatives and friends including Terry Cleveland of Panama City, Florida. As the sun rose the month of August 6, 1972, a beautiful baby girl was born to proud parent Judymae Newman (deceased) and Hudson Simms and she was given the name Theresa Latasha Simms affectionately known as Reese who was loved by both her parents dearly. Theresa received her early education at Marsh Harbour Primary school where she graduated and went to Abaco Central High School. Upon comple tion at ACHS Theresa decided it was time ing young woman who loved to work so decided to take a job at the Conch Inn Restaurant and Bar as a waitress. After being employed at the Conch Inn for some years she later moved to Great Abaco Beach Re sort up until the time of her illness. Reese was loved by her co-workers and all who got to know her at both establishments. Theresa gave birth to two beautiful daugh ters; Ocarra Simms born July 15, 1990 and Marbria Wilmore born July 9, 2000. She loved her girls with all her heart and no one or anything could get between them. After a years battle with cancer on August 22, 2012 Reese closed her eyes and took memories will always linger in the hearts of her father: Hudson Simms; step mother: Rhoda Simms; daughters: Occara Simms and Marbria Wilmore, adopted daughter: Lakiyah Simms; grandmother: Rebecca Simms; special friendMabery Wilmore; Sister: Anatasia, Shantell, Tarneka, Rose, Annalee and Florence, Stepsister: Syprianna, Rodriques and Darie; brothers: David, Ryan, Marlin, Terell, Ashley, Hubert and Hugh; Stepbrothers: Toyell, Oneal, and Dario; Aunts: Babara Roberts, Vernette Rolle, Sylvera Archer, Valerie Duncombe and Eleizabeth Simms; uncles: Stevenson Simms, Oatrick Roberts, Marcus Duncombe, Cyril Archer and George Rolle and a host of other relatives and friends. Obits From Page 7 Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend Press Release The 2013 Great Abaco Family Fit ness Weekend (GAFFW) will be held from March 22nd to 24th, 2013 in Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas a 1-mile Open Water Swim, Sprint and Olympic triathlons, a Kids 1-Mile Run, and a 5k/10k Fun Run/Walk. Competitors can choose to compete individually or as a relay team in the triathlons. The inaugural event in March of 2012 was very successful and highly rated. Par ticipants came from across Abaco, Nassau and Freeport and from as far away as Canada, Illinios, and even the Faroe Islands. For more information on the event please visit www.GAFFW.com or contact the Ba hamas Ministry of Tourism in Abaco. The organizers, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, and the Treasure Cay Resort and Marina look forward to a great event in 2013! Treasure Cay prepares for 30th annual competition ment (TCBT) will celebrate its 30th anni versary June 1-7, 2013 at beautiful Trea sure Cay Beach Marina & Golf Resort, ing, excellent value and fun social events, the world-class competition attracts teams from around the world. social parties, dinners and fun competi tions. The guaranteed cash payout ranges from $10,000 for a minimum of ten boats and up to $50,000 for participation of 50 boats. The TCBT offers a special bonus of one free room night at the resort or a free day of dockage for registrations made prior to March 31, 2013. The early registrations also receive an entry into a drawing for free tournament dockage from June 1-6 for boats up to 60 feet and additional prizes including air tickets to the Bahamas.

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September 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 Across name of a bottlenose dolphin. 4. Vesuvias and Mt. St. Helen for example. snacks on. 8. Minister of Financial Services. 9. Popular style of women's ba thing suit. 10. Sooiee!; popular target for hunters on Abaco. 12. Ancient calculating tool. 16. Fake; "Funny Money" 17. When you stand before twelve of your peers.Down 1. Robert _________; Old stea m ship once station at Snake Cay. 3. A popular hunting road in A baco; A type of crab. 5. Objects maintain this due to gravity. 6. A French palace; A treaty th at ended WWI. 7. Leader of the opposition. 11. A unit of energy; an excess of these leads to weight gain. 13. Johnny Bread or Johnny _______. 14. Harvested every two to thre e years. 15. Abbreviation for the best co nfer ence in college football; Georgia Bulldogs are a member. Across 1. CHALKUsed on blackboa rds. 6. BARRIER_______ reef; A baco home to the third largest in the world. 7. SAILAWAYTen year old charity beach party. 9. COMPLEXOpposite of simple; a cluster of 12. SEMESTERMost schools fall into this two ________ system. 13. ELKHORNA type of cora l; not staghorn. 14. KNIGHTSGolden _______; Nickname given to the four Bahamian gold medalists at the 2012 Olympic Games. 17. CROWN________ land; a bejeweled headpiece. 18. MELANOMAA concern w ith the appearance of strange moles and freckles; Too much sun a large factor of this. Down 2. AVERAGEBeing typical. 3. INSURANCEPurchased for a vehicle, a house or your health. 4. FLASHGreen _______; R are phenomena relating to sunsets, 5. PREAMBLEIntroduction of a document; _________ to the Constitution. 8. QUEEN"God save the __ _____" 10. MUTTONLamb; a type o f snapper. 11. OAKESFamous victim of Nassau murder conspiracy. 15. SODIUMsalt; ________ c hloride. gree fahrenheit water. September 1 Crossword Answers Enjoy the Crossword? Want to sponsor it? Wed love to hear from you! abaconiannews@gmail.com 1-242-367-3200

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian September 15, 2012 Dr. Elaine Lundy -General Practioner Dr. Ronald Knowles -Obstetrician / Gynecologist Mammograms OfferedDr. Leviticus Rolle Ms. Sandra Watson Ultrasound Technician, Echocardiogram Dr. Winston Campbell, Ears, Nose & Throat Specialist, Sleep Apnea www.auskellmedical.com For Appointments Call 367-0020Extended Care (After Hours) Call 577-0113A General Practitioner is on staff Monday through SaturdayCall Auskell for dates of other doctorsDr. Frumentus Leon Obstetrician Gynecologist Dr. Duranda Ash Ophthamologist Dr. Edwin Demeritte, Neurologist / Neurophysiologist (Adults & Children) Dr. Michael Caplia Optometrist Opinion Insights for your Innerspring Destroy Fear Chapter 3 from The Magic of Think ing BIG by David J. Schwartz, Ph.D. Is fear real? Dr. Schwartz seems to think so, and he feels that we must recognize it exists before we can conquer it. He continues to put forward his point that most fear today is psychological. Worry, tension, embarrassment, panic all stem from mismanaged, negative imagination fear is success enemy number one. We cant escape the results of fear that we see in our lives and all around us. Once we accept that this emotion does exist we can take steps to destroy fear and build into conquering fear we must recognize oped. Over time, and with careful atten And just like the foremen in our thought factory, Mr. Triumph and Mr. Defeat; when we give our focus to building con grows increasingly weaker. Dr. Schwartz says action cures fear, whileindecision and postponement, on the other hand, fertilize fear. What is it that you have been planning to do? You must act now! Continued postponement and indecision will encourage fear; bring about the failure disease called excusitis and cause frustration to take up a long-term lease in your house! You owe it to yourself to act now! Action does cure fear! Dr. Schwartz gives several examples of what kind of action to take to conquer fear. In the case of embarrassment because of personal appearance he suggests Improve it. Go to a barbershop or beauty salon. Shine your shoes. Get your clothes cleaned and pressed. In general, practice better grooming. It does not always take new clothes. In the case of fear or what other people may think and say, he sug gests make sure that what you plan to do is right. Then do it. No one ever does anything worthwhile for which he is not criticized. As mentioned earlier we must, in deed, be careful of the kinds of actions we take in life, as our actions can either aid the growth of fear or decrease it. In addition, our thinking must be pointed in a certain direction to enable us to continue to see positive results. If we pledge to take action think negatively and drop back into the rut of excuses tomorrow. This will confuse the mind, and the little progress that was being made on your behalf will be nulli that came just hours or days later. Successful people specialize in putting positive thoughts into their memory bank, while negative thoughts produce needless wear and tear on your mental motor. Some people have no regard for how much dam age they do to their minds on a daily basis. The constant repetition of mindimages, pointless conversations and loose associations all take a toll on our thought factory and causes it to produce from the templates that it is given. No wonder so many try in futility to suddenly change their lives by drastic measures. They fail to realize that the state they created over many months or years of neglect cannot be restored overnight. Dr. Schwartz quoted the great psy chologist Dr. George W. Crane from his famous book Applied Psychology, as saying Remember, motions are the precursors of emotions. You cant control the latter directly but only through your choice of motions or actions In short, we can change our attitudes by changing our phys ical actions. Years ago in the groundbreaking program Where Theres a Will Theres an A , the facilitators said that changing ones position in the classroom could positively affect ones grades. They also went on to say that direct eye contact with the presenter increases retention and that if one would tilt forward about 45 de grees when the lecturer is speaking, the brain is triggered to become more alert and as a consequence is open to receive the in struction that is being given. This is similar to the aggressive pos turing of a wild cat getting ready to pursue its prey. I work with young people and their actions speak so loudly, yet they do not realize it. At our weekly youth meet ings, many of them sit at the back of the hall or next to the walls. This shows their insecurity and vulnerability as well as their changed by adjusting ones posture and speed of movement, and the way people move is a direct result of whats going on in their minds. Dr. Schwartz puts forth 5 procedures 1. Action cures fear. 2. Make a supreme effort to put only positive thoughts in your memory bank. 3. Put people in proper perspec tive. 4. Practice doing what your con science tells you is right. 5. Make everything about you say, tice these little techniques in your day-today activities: a. Be a front seater b. Make eye contact c. Walk 25% faster d. Speak up e. Smile big 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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September 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDS Open 7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm F riday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 Phe begins a new chapter in his music career Bringing exceptional talent and recognition to his rising musical platform, Bahamian-born Azriel Reckley is known to the world as Phe. The name Phe was short for Phe nom; thats the name I started out with, but as I matured in music as well as myself, [I] decided that Phe would be a new begin ning, a new chapter. And so as he embarks on this new beginning, this budding star continues to work along with Adrian Drop Santalla at Drop Dead Beats and maintains a close working relationship with Jaime Cardi Rivera, a sound engineer, at Blindside Stu dio. Cardi has also been a mentor and like family to Phe. As a singer, songwriter and pro ducer, Phe was always aware of his love for music. He began playing the drums at gift in the high school marching band as band major. Many of his family members including his parents, Gilbert and Donna Reckley, either sing or play an instrument. Of course, his ever-increasing popu larity is no surprise to his parents. In fact, according to his father, it was prophesized that his son would become famous one day. Mother Miriam Cornish told him that he would make music like David, and that people would come from all over the world to him to make music, Mr. Reckley recalled. Heres an upcoming star from our neighbourhood, who is doing some thing positive in the music industry. Indeed, his rapid ascent within the music industry is a manifestation of that prophecy as Phe experiments with all genres of music to reach a diverse audi ence. I dont necessarily have a favourite type of music. I love all genres of music, and I listen to anything thats good, Phe shared. I love good music be it a love song, inspirational, hip hop and rap to pop or techno. If its good, I would listen! Phe said that his listening audience enjoys what he does, what he says, and how he presents it to them. The same way people in my life impact me, I do the same for them because there can always be a relation to my music in some form or fashion, he explained. My aim is to make great music, change lives and be an example. Great energy be gets great things: simple. Speaking of energy, Phe has collaborated with top label clients like Sony/ BMG, Atlantic, Jive, Universal, and Def Abaconians in the News Jam as well as legendary music artists such as Rick Ross, Pit Bull and Gloria Estefan. Working With Pit Bull aka Mr. 305 was a fun experience! I produced a record called Triumph featuring Avery Storm. With Pit, the energy was always high you can tell from the type of music he makes, he said. So yeah, I would have to say that experience, although a life-changing one, good and bad, is top on the list! He added: My greatest accomplish ment thus far is making my family proud amongst having a record written and produced by me for Gloria Estefan called ing forward to this journey with the friends and family Im surrounded by [so] special shout out to the Reckley family and the Ri vera Family and everyone in my life. craft at the university level, Phe worked alongside super producers like Jim Jonsin and Shomari Sho Dillon and artists including Slim from the group 112, Fat Joe, Jae Millz and Ahmad Belvin. Phe recently released a new hit single called :45, and he is currently working on a few projects, which he said is all good music. Every day I make music, every day is one step closer in changing the world. Stay tuned for more great music from me...IAMPHE. As the journey continues for Phe, he remains inspired and focused on what he wants to accomplish. What inspires me is life [and] want ing to be the best at what I do or at least close to it because there is always room for improvement. So pretty much anything and everything inspires me, situations that people face on a regular basis, the ups and the downs the entire picture called life! Phe paused to give special recognition to Edward Hoyte from Coopers Town, who he said is doing big things for Brick house Music Group. He also gave encour agement to future generations of Bahamian music artists. to others especially the younger genera tion because it tells them that anything is possible, Phe admonished. Being from Abaco and making it to where I am right now shows that God is good and hard work pays off so clich, but its so true! So anyone can do great things, you just have to do great things! Believe it! For more information on Phe, visit his Web site at http://www.iamphe.com or on Facebook under the name AJ Reckley. maker to screen work at Trinadad and Tobago Five Bones a short documentary by Bahamian Film maker Tyler Johnston, will screen at the Trinidad and Tobago Film festival this year. The documentary provides a glimpse into the world of four boys of Haitian descent, who live in an underprivileged community in The Bahamas; with few resources available, they build kites out of the most basic materials to entertain them selves. The short was made in The Bahamas by Tyler Johnston with music provided by British/Bahamian composer Maxine Lincoln. A feature length documentary titled The Mud is already in the works, fol lowing up the success of Five Bones. The Mud will further explore the com plex history of Haitian immigrants living in the Bahamas. "Five Bones is the start of much larger project about cultural relations and immigration in the Bahamas; these are fun damental issues all societies address in one form or another so its a universal theme with a Caribbean focus" says Director Tyler Johnston Mr. Johnston was also accepted into the Focus Immersion Program at the Trinidad Festival, a four day program in which professionals to develop their plans for an original feature length documentary. Mr. Johnston plans to use this time to develop the production plan for the Mud Documen tary. "I am looking forward to connect representing The Bahamas, I also want to thank the Bahamas Film Festival and The Bahamas Film Commission for their tre mendous support in my endeavors as a A native of Abaco, Mr. Johnston graduated from the Maine College of Art and currently produces the Portland Maine Film Festival. Five Bones also won the First Look award at the Bahamas International Film Festival.

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian September 15, 2012 Church News Victory Tabernacle honours three of its founding members Three members of Victory Taberna cle Ministry were recently honoured during a service on August 19. According to Pastor Alphonso B. Lewis, senior pastor, the honourees were Deacon David Rolle, Sister Catherine Davis and Evangelist Marjorie McDonald; they were chosen for their outstanding contributions as founding members of the church. meeting was held to establish Victory Tabernacle, Rolle, Davis and McDonald were already a part of it. Currently, there are 60 plus members at Victory Tabernacle. Beginning with Deacon Rolle, Pastor Lewis said their friendship covers an ex tensive period as Pastor Lewis recalled that he was the one to conduct Deacon Rolles marriage, and again when he welcomed Deacon Rolle into the body of Christ when he accepted Jesus as his Saviour during an altar call. Pastor Lewis added that Deacon Rolle has always been an encouragement to him as well as Sister Catherine Davis, who has supported him wholeheartedly in his minis try. He said she has done so much to raise funds to help the ministry, thereby earn ing the nickname Fundraiser for Victory Tabernacle. She always encouraged the other members for us to work together to build and promote the Kingdom of God, he stated. As for Evangelist Marjorie McDon ald, she was another of the founding mem bers who supported the ministry from the beginning. Pastor Lewis commended her for encouraging members of her family to become a part of the church. He noted deceased son and granddaughter, respec tively. Unlike Deacon Rolle, and Sister Catherine, however, Evangelist McDonalds re sponsibilities also included the praise team, conducting service and preaching the Word on Sundays as needed; working with the Ladies Ministry along with Ms. Lewis, the mother of the church; and assisting with prayer and fasting and raising funds. These three people played a pivotal role in the development and spiritual grown of Victory Tabernacle Ministries, Pastor Lewis commented. As a result of their contributions, we thought it good to give they will be able to enjoy them. Their friends and family can see that Victory Tabernacle Ministry appreciates them. The honourees were all given plaques to commemorate the occasion and additional gifts were given to them. Pastor Lewis explained that church members are honoured every couple of years, and the ago was Deaconess Vernell Davis as a founding member. Although Pastor Lewis acknowledged some 23 years in the pastoral ministry, Victory Tabernacle Ministry will celebrate its ninth anniversary in October, and they will also host a Family Seminar in Sep tember. This years theme was: Calling the Nation Back to God, and next years theme will be Trusting the God that Cannot Fail as they look toward their 10th an niversary celebrations at Victory in 2013. He added that church members will soon wrap up a two-year course of study on an Old Testament Survey where they will be given a questionnaire at the end and Additionally, Pastor Lewis men tioned the construction of a new sanctu ary in Murphy Town. Unfortunately, the building encountered adverse weather with tornadoes and a section of the walls were blown down. For those wishing to contrib ute to Victory Tabernacle Ministry, contact Pastor Lewis at 225-2102 or 458-3660 or by mail at P.O. Box: AB20796. On August 26, St. Thomas Baptist Church held a Youths Back to School Service in Wood Cay to distribute back packs and school supplies to children in attendance. According to Krystel Jones, St.Thomas youth leader, approximately from the supplies given. She added that it was an enjoyable service complimented by youth activities. During the service, Jones was joined by Roy Boles of Black Sound Marina in Green Turtle Cay, and Sgt. Wellington Cay Police Dept. Boles partnered with the church in their endeavour to give the children school supplies so that they are fully prepared for the new school year. He also gave a motivational speech on the importance of higher learning and discipline. Meanwhile, Sgt. Wellington explained that they are trying to foster a relationship with the youths at St. Thomas and all of Abaco from a community policing perspective because there have been a lot of major crimes throughout the Bahamas initiated by the youth. He said that in light of what is happening, it is important to get the attention of the youth in order to prevent future situ ations that relate to crime and to try to di rect them in the right path. Adding to his comments, Ms. Jones pline. She said discipline is needed for suc cess, and it is this message that they are instilling in young people not only in the church, but the entire community. I feel that if discipline is instilled in them from a church standpoint the chil dren can come out in the community or to the church and they receive that, she as serted. So if we instill in them from now leaders for tomorrow; we want our leaders to have discipline in their lives. Finally, turning to Supt. Curry, she made a presentation of school supplies to him as a heartfelt thank you for his sup port and to encourage his son at home. Supt. 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September 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 19 PROPERTY & HOUSES APARTMENTS APARTMENTS 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 Long Beach, beautiful Ocean views, 3-bed 2-bath home for rent, short walk to beach. Fully equipped with linens and kitchen uten sils. $1500/month. Call 577-0277. APARTMENTS Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color highlight on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com Marsh Harbour, Cove Estate, 3 bed, 2.5 bath, fully furnished with pool. $1600 p/m. Call 475-4848 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. Unfur nished. $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 Marsh Harbour, Views of the Sea of Abaco, upstairs, very spacious, 1 bedroom home, ful ly furnished located near Castle. Quiet area. $1,000 p/month. 367-3472 after 6pm Murphy Town, 2 bed, 2 bath, fully furnished house, big yard. $850 p/m. Call 367-2488 or 646-9734 Sweetings Villiage, 2 bed, 2 bath, fully furnished $1,100 per month. Call 475-4848 Dundas Town Hill Top, residential Lot, overlooking Sea of Abaco, near Radio Abaco,Lot # 09 G. 6,835 square feet. Call 559 8553. Cherokee Hill Top, lot # 16, approximately 10,000 square feet. $45,000 Call 357-6883 Joes Creek/Leisure Lee 18,000 sq. ft. Lot one block from beach. Great Price US $21,500. Call 477-5712 Lubbers Quarters, 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 PROPERTY & HOUSES Ocean view Lot 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, 561-623-8863 or 242-365-4695 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 cistern, sleeps 8. Priced well below appraised value at $324k US. 850-962-1077 or Deb bieWP@att.net Treasure Cay Lot one block from beach. Excellent Buy $40,000.00 Call 225-3211 Waterfront Overwater Rental cottage 2 bed screened porch, dock, like new. $1500 a week. www.abacoislandcottage.com www.vrbo. com/234798 for reviews. SERVICES Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color high light on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com BOATS AND MARINE 17 Mitz Skiff, (1), with 40HP Yamaha engines. $10,000 each. For more information call 366-2275 24 Formula, custom hardtop & windshield with 250 HP Yamaha engine. Asking $20,000. Must Sell, make offer! call 577-0340 29(1991) Boston Whaler Offshore Fisherman, 10 beam, walk around cabin with Whal er Drive. New twin Yamaha 250 HP with 70 hours each. Boat has been refurbished includ ing new gas tank, pumps, plumbing, uphol stery, wiring and much more. A must see!!! $48,900 Boat is in Hopetown. Please contact 386-689-5777 14 Indian River Fiberglass Canoe, Like NEW condition. Includes 2 paddles. Asking $595. Call David 577-0263 Johnson 15HP 2-cycle outboard engine, less than 50 hrs. $850. 9All Fiberglass Dinghy $850. Call 366-0101 or 727-460-2287 Items for Sale, Employment, Services, Cars & Boats BOATS AND MARINE Factory Direct Custom Cummins/Stam ford Diesel Generators. Includes: Alumi num 65dBA enclosure, deepsea gprs remote control module, 200 gallon base fuel tank, 250amp automatic transfer switch, 1 or 3 phase, shipping & customs duties, 1 year/1000hr warranty 50% deposit, 10 week delivery. 30kw $19,589.00 60kw $23,960.00. CONTACT: Mr. Patrick Petty Carib Generators (242) 427-3749 / 323-1594 E: sales@caribgenera tors.com / patrick_ptty@yahoo.com Brand New Frigidaire Microwave Wall Oven Combo for sale Never used, $1,500. (Approx $3,000 landed). Call 577-0277 Handyman Wanted. Full time to clean yard in Cedar Harbour. Please contact Ms. Bain 3650733. Attention Parents/Teachers! Now available at Auskell Clinic, Speech Therapy Services for children 3-12 years old with speech prob rors. Call 475-9060 or 475-5265 Office Manager/Administrator seeks posi tion with a progressive company and offers trained in Human Resources and Training Pol icies and Procedures. Excellent oral and writ ten communication and interpersonal skills. Interested persons may contact Ms. Rolle at 554-8560 Event Planning Manager seeks position in progressive company and offers the following assets: Organized Planner and Administrator, munication skills. Interested persons may con tact Ms. Rolle at 554-8560 or 477-2271 Contractors Special! Deeply discounted building materials for sale. Electrical parts, fasteners, clamps, joist hangers, doors, windows and much more. Call 577-0277 Watermaker S&K, 1000 g.p.d; like new elec. motor & cat pump. Well maintained, $3,500 Replacement $10,000. Call Richard 828-926-1419 or e-mail: richard@kellers.net 1990 Bob Cat, Skid Steer. $8,000 ONO. Call 367-2488 or 646-9734 2001 Dodge Caravan 83.5K miles. Runs good, cold Air,Needs Paint $3,000. Call 4775712. 2005, Silver Nissan Almera Tino SE Hatch back. 62,907 miles, 5 speed, right hand drive, radio, cd player, a/c. Excellent Cond. $9,400. Call 366-3027

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