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Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 10-15-2012
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October 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 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 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 20 OCTOBER 15TH, 2012 By Canishka Alexander A Stronger Abaco: A Stronger Baha mas was the focal theme of the 9th An nual Abaco Business Outlook held at New Vision Ministries on September 26. The agenda included a diverse line up of speak ers with Dennis Lightbourn, vice president Historic Cabinet meeting outlines plans for Abaco Business community attends Abaco Outlook Town meeting run amok of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce, giv ing the welcome address along with an up date on behalf of the Chamber before the Honourable Obie Wilchcombe, Minister of Tourism, gave his remarks on "A 21st Please see ABO Page 16 Above: Geoff Houston at the 9th Annual Business Outlook. During his presentation he noted the 800% increase in data consumption since the unveiling of BTCs 4G network. A live-televised town hall meeting was held on October 4 to discuss issues relevant to ingly blurred. Police had to be called as cameras cut to commercial during a particularly heated segment. Above: a heated crowd, seated divisively along party lines, drown out the responses of the panelists. For the full story see page 5. By Timothy Roberts After holding a historic Cabinet Meeting in Abaco on October 2, Prime Minister Perry Christie and his ministers announced a number of decisions made for Abaco, including more than $1.6 million in promised road repair and infrastructure and a pledge to increase police manpower on the island. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works Philip Brave Davis noted that his ministry made a decision to improve the roads after a site inspection in September in Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town, Murphy Town, Great Abaco and Green Turtle Cay. The projected works include reme dial and improvement road works at Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town and Murphy Town million for the work. Work in Green Tur Mr. Davis said that a contract award ed by the former administration was not government plans to complete work on Forrest Drives Sidewalk at an additional This government shares your con cerns and feels your frustration and can Please see Cabinet Page 2 decisions which had been made for Abaco.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian October 15, 2012 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com in session. report the necessary materials for the proj ects have been ordered with a view of com Minister of National Security Dr. Bernard Nottage said many residents have complained about the need for more po lice on the island. He said that the Cabinet has authorized him to look into this and he will discuss the matter with the commis sioner of police to see how manpower can be boosted. He added that he is concerned about the security of a number of government buildings, including the structure that houses the Treasury Department. We are concerned that perhaps the time has come for us to review the provi sion of policemen for the entire island of robberies which have created a tremendous Minister of Education Jerome Fitzgerald said three preschools will be built on Abaco while his ministry seeks to allocate more scholarships to the island and There are three areas where we ted that we will build three preschools in to be created north of Green Turtle Cay, Abaco. According to Minister of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Local Government V. Alfred Gray, We are nearing the end million investment by a Bahamian com Minister of Health Dr. Perry Gomez said two mammogram machines ordered for the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) in Nassau and the Rand Memorial Hospi tal in Grand Bahama have arrived in the country. Gomez said the machine for PMH was scheduled for installation on October 1 and staff will be trained to use it. The machine for the Rand in Grand Bahama will be installed this month as well, Gomez added. This will enable women and men throughout the Commonwealth to obtain state-of-the-art testing and follow up care for an illness that is so very common in our country; its time that we address that He added that the mini-hospital cur rently under construction in Abaco is set time it has ever been held outside Nassau. The Opposition has charged that the entire a political ploy considering the upcoming North Abaco by-election. The Prime Min ister defended his decision to hold Cabinet outside of Nassau and announced tentative plans to hold Cabinet on Grand Bahama Cabinet From Page 2

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October 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 All Abaco Court of Appeal orders BEC to publicly consult on operations peal, the Bahamas Electricity company (BEC) was made aware that it must engage in public consultation regarding the opera tion of its Abaco power plant. According to the Responsible Development of Abaco (RDA) the court decision makes Abaco residents privy to any decision regarding the power plant. Permits are now required lic consultation must be held regarding op erational decisions. struggles since its inception regarding lo cation, fuel type, abandoned pipeline plans and public scrutiny. Among the most glar ing issues, according to the RDA, was the fact that the decision to construct the power that decision was not made public until judicial review on this, and other grounds. RDA charged, and was upheld in the Meeting regarding the power plant was not adequate as meaningful public con sultation since construction had already commenced. The Court of Appeals could meaningful public consultation regarding the construction and location of the Wilson City power plant prior to its construction. Also of concern to RDA was that no was submitted to the Bahamas Environ ment Science and Technology (BEST) Commission. Considering this, the Court of Appeals agreed that the public legiti The Court of Appeals dismissed RDAs application of constitutional relief because it was based on essentially the same facts as [the] judicial review applica tion hence there was duplicity in launching both claims rendering the constitutional re thorities will not want to go through the consultation with Abaconians will occur. Police called at town hall meeting On October 4 a town hall style in terview with panelists was held at the Anglican Parish Hall in Marsh Harbour. The meeting was moderated by long-time television personality, Darold Miller, and Radio Abaco and Bahamas Christian Net work owner Silbert Mills. The panelists were met with questions from the modera tors including the upcoming gambling ref erendum, the political campaign in North Abaco, the economy and the recent Cabi net meeting held on Abaco. There was also a contentious question and answer session later in the program that required police intervention. The meeting was tele vised live on Cable 12. ence members it became clear that party alliance would be clearly demonstrated. Yellow-clad Progressive Liberal Party while their red-dressed Free National Movement counterparts occupied the left. Throughout most of the evening if a state ment was made by a political representa tive, either the Hon. Zhivargo Laing or the Hon. Kenred Dorsett, audible boos or cheers were made. This behavior required the moderators to make special mention for the crowd to settle down and to re spect the panel members. The panel included Minister of En vironment and HousingKenred Dorsett, Abaco Chamber of Commerce spokes manDave Ralph, Senator and former Minister of State for FinanceZhivargo Laing, Central Abaco District Council Chief CouncilorGeorge Cornish, and Abaco member of the Bahamas Christian CouncilPastor Steven Knowles. Mention was made that despite the many prominent Abaco women in business and politics, none were present on the panel. The mod erators apologized to the viewers. The election dominated a large part of the conversation that night. The Hon. Laing made clear that the seat belongs his party is hopeful they will return their candidate, Greg Gomez, to the seat. The Hon. Dorsett, representing the Progres sive Liberal partys views, reinforced the idea put forth by the Prime Minister that their candidate, Renardo Curry, will have a direct line to the government. The Hon. Laing came back asking that if all the projects had been promised regardless of the winner, referring to the recent de cisions from the Abaco Cabinet meeting, then why would it matter who won the seat in North Abaco. Regarding Mr. Gomezs now famous Nassau Guardian Radio interview, where the candidate was unable at the time to an swer questions regarding his employment, the Hon. Laing came to his defense. He said that since the interview it had been been employed by several schools in the state of Florida and that, during the in terview, there had been no lapses in his The Cabinet meeting was met with a more tempered response by both the crowd and the panelists. Mr. Cornish said the event was a good opportunity for the Ministers to see what their Ministries are sure it gave Abaco and the fact that, per promoted was good. Representing the Abaco Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Ralph said, We dont get overly involved in politics. But it speaks well to the area that we could han Moving back to the election and the calls of victimization and passionate de bates that have been occurring in the com never seen it like this before in my life. Abaconians have to realize that all these Ministers will leave, but Curry and Go Please see Meeting Page 21

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian October 15, 2012 White Sound, Elbow CayFULL SERVICE MARINA WATERFRONT VILLAS For local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.comBahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun.Enjoy a delicious dinner with usSea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Happy Hour Daily 5 pm 6 pmOpen Year RoundCome lounge at The Helm, our indoor 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 Abaco Urban Renewal 2.0 awaits By Jennifer Hudson Abaco Urban Renewal involves the Police Department, Social Services, Ministry of Works and the Department of Environmen who is heading this program, is assisted These people were chosen to make up the team for different reasons and alto gether have nine years of community re lations work between them. W/Sgt Moss and WRC Jones are both Creole speak ing which helps considerably in dealing Sgt. Smith. The police team has already made assessments in Dundas Town, Mur phy Town, Coopers Town and Blackwood and put forward the names of persons who need help. A major focus will be working with W/Sgt. Smith, and to this end the police have put forward a number of initiatives to be implemented in schools under the head ing of the RENEW programme. This will be geared towards suspended students. W/ Sgt. Smith in her daily duties of patrols and school visits, observed the need for a encing behavioural challenges as a result of oppressed home situations, bad relation ships, unsupervised homes and criminal elements in the home. ed from school have nothing to do they get in trouble so something had to be put in reformative and developmental program based on volunteers from the community with the goal of renewing the attention and good behavior of suspended students and showing them that the wider commu nity cares and has their interests at heart. This will involve counseling, job training, community service and leadership training. Through carefully designed programs and active community participation, RENEW will provide solutions and practical ways for challenged you to become productive Assisting her in the RENEW pro gramme are Whitney J. Bain of the Whit sun Leadership Group (Leadership) ; Mar garet Smith, Christian Counseling Centre and Vernelle Swain, Wellspring Leader ship and Development Centre (Counsel (Basketball); Pastor Erlyn Baillou, Senior tional, Elaine Pilon, Retired Liaison Of (Dance) and Jawette Evans, Dept. of So cial Services (Community Service help ing in Old Folks Home, Cleaning Parks etc.). A Drill Corps programme is planned throughout the entire Abacos. This will be a disciplinary and also after-school pro gramme which is for all students, not just those who have got themselves into trou ble, and will focus on learning to be part will run the program for boys in grades 4 gram for girls. Sgt. Dorsett of the school police unit will be in charge of the high school programme. This programme has already begun in Abaco Central High, SC Boodle, Coopers Town Primary and Trea sure Cay Primary. The team has also been to Hope Town and Man-O-War to speak assigned to those areas. Drill competitions will be planned in the future between the different schools and also the students will be invited to per form drill displays at various events such Parental involvement will be an important factor and once a month there will be a social gathering to encourage interaction at which the students will put on a display for parents. Another incentive is the Etiquette Programme which is designed for grades two and up. This program will be interac tive with whatever the school already has in place for disciplinary measures such as detention. We will visit the students in de tention and teach them basic etiquette such as the way to walk in the street, way to eat and where they should not eat and how to All Abaco Please see Renewal Page 7

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October 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 reach out to not only the young but also the elderly and will include initiatives such as a homework centre, after-school clubs, chess and tennis instruction, leadership clubs and of activities for senior citizens and her plan for the period September to December is to hold a luncheon for them at which they will be congratulated and thanked for their good works, enjoy entertainment and be presented with bags of groceries. the various government agencies. This will be an event which the community can come and watch and persons will also be invited to participate in segments such as free throw etc. The police team will also be dealing with the problems of stray dogs and litter. Any community that has an issue we will are laws on the books concerning dogs regarding their containment in a secured area and licensing. We are receiving a lot of complaints from tourists who are being chased on the beach and also bitten by stray dogs. We are following up all complaints and if the dog owners ignore the warnings then they will be prosecuted. Dumping of garbage and littering is another problem which we will be dealing with in conjunc tion with the Department of Environmental Urban Renewal is an awesome be focused and prepared to deal with what we have to deal with. We will be dealing All Abaco Renewal From Page 6 with social issues but also ready to deal with criminal offences if they occur. All issues will be passed onto the relevant de tors are still needed in all areas and W/Sgt. Smith asks anyone interested in assisting to Abaco humane societies struggling to continue great work By Jennifer Hudson The large number of stray dogs and cats on Abaco pose an ever-growing prob lem. Were it not for a number of animal lovers who devote much of their time and money in trying to help these animals and control the problem the island would be overrun. While there are many people who own dogs which they love dearly, treat them well and keep them in a fenced in yard, there are also far too many that get puppies and then when the animals are grown abandon them. They become a nui sance in neighbourhoods; biting people and tipping over garbage cans which have not been secured. These animals have often not been ly, compounding the problem. The police, through their Urban Renewal programme, are reminding the public that there are laws which require dog owners to make sure that their pets are licensed and kept in a fenced in area. There are too many situations in which dogs are chasing and biting tourists and locals on the streets and on the beach. Many of these dogs do not have homes, hunt in packs, are undernour ished and unhealthy. The people who work tirelessly to try to control the problem and provide a better life for these animals are so often overlooked and are greatly to be commended. Angie and Nick Lowe of Treasure Cay have been helping dogs for as long as they can remember. We help dogs anywhere on Abaco, driving from Crown Haven to Sandy Point to pick up strays. Between spaying and neutering, shipping Angie told me. We also care-take puppies ourselves and treat them for mange. We Two years ago Angie and Nick took their work so that a bank account could be opened in this name to receive monies do nated towards their work. Every year the Bahama Beach Club in Treasure cay hosts a fundraiser dinner with an auction which While this is a great help for which Angie and Nick are very grateful, they regret that the money doesnt last long considering these animals so in between they hold bake sales and other small fundraisers. Several of the dogs which Angie and Nick take in are shipped over to the Royal Potcake Rescue in Atlanta which is run by a lady who owns property on Green Turtle Cay. Other dogs are shipped to a lady in Palm Beach. We trust both of these places mals they deal with are dogs. Angie is very grateful for her hus bands help whom she says takes off plenty of time to assist her. They give much credit to both vets here, Dr. Bailey and Dr. Han nah, who very generously assist them in their work. They do need more help with legwork, however and anybody who would like to assist in that way or by donating Friends of Abaco Animals is another group which assists with stray dogs and cats. Janie Thompson, who is a key work er for the group, she said that their job is harder these days because there is less money around and people who are willing to assist the humane societies are over whelmed. Janie has devoted many years of hard work to this group which her sister, Friends of Abaco Animals started in Hope Town but now covers the whole of All our foster homes are now full so we have no more room for fostering any are sent to Warm Hearts in Fort Lauder dale and Royal Potcake Rescue in Atlanta which also sponsors spay and neuter clinics on Abaco using the local vets. We have done a big Job on cats on Green Turtle Cay and are very appreciative of the women in Hope Town who organize the feeding sta homes for cats as nobody wants cats. We have a yard sale every January which pro vides three quarters of the money for our Please see Humane Page 11

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian October 15, 2012 From the Editor's Desk // Respect 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 structure promises from the government that may or may not (depends on who you are going to get me for my birthday this Ah, yes. The by-election. So, election time. Big decision my North Abaco friends. The country is watching you, as you are aware, and your candidate choice will be echoed in the news cycles for weeks and weeks after as the losing side, no doubt, will continue to drag the other through the mud and pundits will debate your pick. PLP, FNM or BCP: they wont soon let you forget where you But theyre going to do so at a dis tance. You, we, are going to be here left with our decision and to pick up the pieces. Seeing so many important people on ister one day, the leader of the opposition politicians. Weve got quite the circus car dont think we got this worked up even during the General Election. Of course, Abaco gets so much attention. but respect for our political leaders. Yes, lieve many of them are in fact trying to do their best for us, the Bahamian people. But here is the problem. They have all, both the FNMs and the PLPs, made Abaco their bully pulpit for the past few months. Theyve whipped us up and pitted us against each other based upon the colour of the shirt we wear. No doubt effective in rallying votes, but its making a mess. After the election and weve put away our pom poms and posters well have to look each other in the eye again. Mr. Go mez and Mr. Curry will have remain here, regardless of who wins the seat. And they, in fact share some family. We all share some family. But that hasnt prevented this whole ordeal from getting pretty nasty. When these Ministers and Opposi tion members leave us we will have to pick up the pieces. We will no longer be PLP supporters or FNM generals: we will once again be Abaconians. We need to remem ber that. The politicians will return to Nas sau and the cameras and journalists will were sticking with you. your brother and sister Abaconian will still and drive past you on the way to work. Dont get caught up in a game that has no real winners. enough black eye during the October Town Hall Meeting. That meeting started out all wrong. ing for what should have been a discus sion about problems and topics relevant to Abaco. Red shirts sat on one side and yel would have thought that every issue related was clear nothing of substance would be show. On live television. A national broad cast. Mr. Laing would speak and the yel lows mumbled and hissed under their breath terrible things. Mr. Dorsett spoke not calling them Abaconians because that by a political groupthink. Not the rational, were present that evening. Obviously hun gry to participate in society and learn what problems Abaco faces, these are going to We got to the main event, Phillipa ing to comment one way or another about concerned that wont matter to the pub will be remembered is the way we acted. that worries me. Look at Bahamians dur of people more cohesive. That should be us. Not robots repeating campaign slogans over and over and destroying friendships for what amounts to very little. more. Bradley Monty Albury Editor-in-Chief // The Abaconian LIST OF GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS LOCATED IN THE NEW ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLEX, OFF CROKET DRIVE, MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO Need to get in touch with The Abaconian? 242-367-3200 AbaconianNews@gmail.com www.The Abaconian.com and twitter.

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October 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 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 Letters to the Editor Faith Restored Dear Editor, losing my faith in humanity, but this after noon it was restored. During a trip to Crossing Rocks this fore many minuets a truck pulled up driven by Lowell Burrows of Sandy Point who helped me on my way. Mr. Burrows was thoughtful, polite and friendly as well as being a reserve policeman. and hope this letter will encourage others to stop and assist when needed. Patrick J. Bethel Apologies to a Lawyer Dear Editor: ter from a lawyer from Nassau telling me that a local lawyer is suing me and taking ally dont understand why this particular lawyer would hire a lawyer to sue me. life, and so have my children. He is also my lawyer and my childrens lawyer. We My brother Michael V. Malone had three lawyers in Marsh Harbour. There With apologies, Yvonne M. Malone-Albury-Key Immigration Crisis Dear Editor, We Bahamians have been nice for too long, having murders and bank robberies linked to you is more than enough! Time we did not give the DNA a chance, they would have solved this problem for us! These immigrants have invaded out educational institution, our health care sys tems, our job opportunities and our beds! Now theyre invading our homes more ag gressively with guns and taking it to the banks. When the government fails to please you, you move them. We kicked out the Please Note: Opinions expressed in Let ters to the Editor do not ions of The Abaconian or its staff. Letters are pre sented As Is with minimal editing. Names are removed tory content. Anonymity is respected. Happy reading. Trapsetters Taste Their Own Medicine Dear Editor, people can become so pathetic and point the same ordeal. Since the General Elec tion, FNMS could be heard like squawk ing seagulls complaining about victim they are only getting a taste of their own medicine. hams government, complaints could be heard coming out of North and Central Ab aco about his supporters in the government government job because their families were PLP. But enough of the he saidshe high school, ready to work and take what the real world had to offer. My mother applications of persons to be hired. While trying to get me on the list, she received a reply from this female saying, This is for and being the only present PLP at the time (besides one other) indirect statements were made such as if you ain vote for laughter and side glances. an election scheme to win some votesbut and no man can intimidate me no man! those who campaign using victimization, remember in the Good Book: One of the things the Lord hates is a heart that devises Proverbs 26:27. Everything you did wicked when the FNM was in power is now acting as a boo merang. What you sow, so shall you reap! Gold & Bold, Erakesha Hield (Support Renardo Curry!) victim. Any Bahamian in their sane mind can see that immigration is the number one problem to be dealt with. You think it is the debt were in but of course we wont be able to keep money if we have to always send it to social service who aid school, or when we always have to deport them or buy hundreds of medical products per-week to send to clinics, hospitals that rooms. To make a long story short, how can we keep money when we always have to use it on these people, these burdens on gration is the cause of most of our prob lemsthink about it The Editor received an unusual amount of let ters this issue. For the rest turn to Section B (Lighthouse) Page 21. Do you have a letter? Email: BradleyAlbury@gmail.com

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian October 15, 2012 Stride for Life Walk organized By Jennifer Hudson The Abaco Cancer Society would on October 6 to participate in the annual Stride for Life Walk. Lilian Cash, Society President, said that she was disappointed, though, that the event was so poorly sup ported this year. Registration took place shirt. While the majority of the participants chose to walk, Kim Roberts, Leazona Central Abaco The Stride for Life Walk is held an nually in October since October is Breast a fundraiser for the Cancer Society and to raise awareness of this dreadful disease. Cancer has affected countless hundreds of Bahamian men and women over the last decade. The walk is designed to promote healthier lifestyles and to raise cancer awareness in general but breast cancer in particular. on Abaco for the past few years. While the Cancer Society of the Bahamas was hoping all of the family islands would support this event only Nassau and Abaco organized a Summer Madness delights audience By Jennifer Hudson Judging by the response of the full house audience on September 29 at the Faith Convention Centre, the performance of Summer Madness by James Catalyn and Friends was a resounding success and greatly enjoyed. Everybody left with beaming faces and great praise for the cast. This was the groups third appearance on Abaco and its visits are always greatly an ticipated. Fifteen skits were performed includ ing some musical numbers, all of which while providing much fun and laughter, all have a serious theme and so enable people thought provoking but light hearted man which the annual Summer Madness revues life, from politics to religion to social com mentary, highlighting these many aspects of Bahamian life through the medium of comedy. This year the timely subjects high lighted by the groups special brand of comedy included the seemingly never end ing chaos of road works in Nassau, crime, social climbing. All of the acts were very pleased to see, once again this year gave another of his outstanding impersonations Teef Muh Tings. James Catalyn always makes his programme very topical and so had included various references to a couple of Abacos social problems. stated that; The players are at home on worked and performed under challenging conditions that may have daunted many Convention Centre may have added one more list to their challenges. The stage was certainly less than satisfactory and did indeed become quite dangerous caus ing many of the audience to sit with bated breath hoping that an accident would not happen The cast are to be praised for their Stride for Life walk with Grand Bahama organizing a 4 mile relay. At the end of the walk tables were set up for participants to purchase several Cancer Society items with logo such as key chains, mugs and recyclable bags. Funds raised from the walk will help towards providing airline tickets for cancer patients and screening clinics. Once again the Abaco Cancer Society wishes to thank all those who participated and would like to encourage more people to come out and Please see Madness Page 11 tember 29.

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October 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 Janie Thompson implores people to spay and neuter their animals. Please dont have the money then contact the vets great friend of the downtown potcakes. Over two years ago he opened a shelter for these stray dogs on land which used to be the Marsh Harbour dump. This shelter, which began by housing just a few dogs, is now home to almost forty. agility in working around a gaping space in the middle of the stage without letting it mar their performance and, fortunately safe stage will be provided for them. The James Catalyn and Friends The atrical Group is presently the Bahamas leading troupe in ethnic Bahamian The brainchild of renowned Bahamian writ er, poet, satirist, Bahamian dialectician and actor James Catalyn. They are well known throughout The Bahamas, having performed on many of the family islands and are also internationally known having given performances throughout the United the group has also performed many fulllength features, one act plays, cultural shows and television performances and troupe members can also be heard and seen in many of the locally produced television and radio commercials. At the close of the performance Mr. through these reviews he is trying to teach Bahamians to laugh at themselves. Over the years all works performed by the group have been written by Mr. Catalyn himself but he stated that he has always encouraged members of the group to develop their writing skills so that they can take over af ter he has gone. Three of this years skits were writ ten by up-and-coming writers Jovan But Central Abaco Madness From Page 10 ler, Juliet Holmes and Kennedy Storr. Mr. to members of the troupe who are now deceased. He also introduced new art di rector, Omar Williams, who thanked the audience for their kind hospitality and pre sented a cheque to Leazona Richard of the to Abaco. The audience had a chance to meet with the cast at the end of the evening since they formed a reception line in the lobby so that people could greet and chat with them as they left. They eat a huge amount of food each week and we need donors of food, some volunteers who help bathe, feed and more help and can be contacted at Pops Other animal rescue organizations stray potcakes of Abaco are Friends of Ab aco Animals, Abaco Animal Rescue Coali tion and the Treasure Cay Humane Soci please contact The Abaconian so they may also be recognized. Humane From Page 7 Petition to bring a Cable Abaco is being circulated Since the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority town meeting was held in late September it has become in creasingly clear that Abaco customers want island. The status quo, which involves go ing through the local banks to pay bills, has many customers upset especially since additional fees are involved with this pro cess. At the end of October a petition will be sent to Cable Bahamas with signatures from affected customers. To have your name included in the Cable Bahamas petition, one can contact

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian October 15, 2012 Business By Canishka Alexander The Opportunity: Toward the back of the P & A Fabri cating Company building, Paul Mills was already deep into his work one September morning. Donned in his signature blue bandana with black shades atop his head, he was hunched over a ruined garbage bin. As he looked up, Mills face was riddled with disappointment. This garbage bin has never had any body dies the soul is gone. The bottom of this garbage bin is completely gone its Because the water had not been drained out and raw food had been placed directly in the bins interior, deterioration was widespread. Complicating the problem even further was the lack of proper mainte nance, which meant that rats and dogs had easy access to whatever was put into it. Turning back to the project at hand, he measured seven inches from the gar bage bins base going all the way around the rusted area that would be cut off and sand it down, repaint it, re-fabricate the bottom and make it live again. off has to be replaced with a new seven inches to make the garbage bin completed marked. He then used a lever to draw a chalky line marking the seven inches that would all the way around the garbage bin until the bottom dropped out. Afterwards, he would An entrepreneur spotlight: Abaco businessman tackles garbage problem go into his steel pile, and retrieve steel to restore it to its former height and a capac ity of 72 inches of steel on the bottom. around he redesigned the remaining struc ture with a quarter of an inch of steel so it would be stronger, last longer, and take all the punishment that the world out there You know people really dont take care about their garbage bin until its advice to you is to have your garbage bin For grocery stores, business estab capacity garbage bins are used and can capacity bins are designed for homes and can contain a little over a weeks worth of garbage. All in all, the dumpsters have a Disappointment resurfaced again when he considered that the garbage bins duty free nevertheless, people usually search abroad to purchase them. This has limited business for him, so he cant afford to hire people to help him when he makes a sale once or twice a month. But he knows that people will inevi tably call on him when dogs knock their garbage out of the barrels and need him to pick the garbage up from their streets and yards. Undeterred, Mills said that what he is accomplishing at his business on a small scale is the new way and the new look for housing garbage. We have to leave the past behind sometimes, so we can reach for the fu ture. And this is the future housing our garbage where the dogs and the wild ani mals cannot destroy it or put it all over our Based on his visionary approach, Mills said a proposal was made to local and central government to provide the commu nity with the garbage bins, so that garbage collectors would have no issue with picking it up. He envisions a cleaner environment, better neighbourhoods, and a proper place to throw things people no longer want. The Challenge: Nevertheless, Mills acknowledged that he is being overlooked for reasons he is unsure of. Sadly, he believes that one reason could be that he is Bahamian. For Please see Garbage Page 15 proof garbage storage. He urges Abaconians to seek solutions close to home and to buy local.

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October 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 Dr. Rashida Brown-Clarke; Psychiatry Please call for date Dr. Charles Diggis: General Surgery/Lap Band Surgery Please call for dates Dr. Arthur Clarke: General Surgery & Urology Oct 27th Dr. Carnille Farquharson; Family Medicine Oct 17th, 24th & 31st Dr. Winston Forbes; Cardiology/Internal Medicine Call for dates Dr. F. Bartlett; Pediatrics Oct 13th & 14th Dr. Lucio Pedro; Obstetrics/Gynecology Please call for dates Dr. Timothy Williams, General Practice Please call for dates Dr. N. Akazie, Oct 19th & 26th Dr. Marc Binard, General Practice & Internal Medicine Please call for dates 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 October 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 Further Business him, its a shame because many Bahami ans were schooled in different countries to learn how to manage the things we come across. ernment is not instilling in our people the proper way to facilitate the things that we need to do. For once garbage should be housed in the proper facility. They give the garbage contracts to people who dont even have the trucks because there is a kickback or because they are a friend of theirs or family. This is wrong to our economy. We are robbing our economy out of things that it should have because of who you know and not what you know. And thats killing be a strong nation, we have to give people the respect of the things that they can do instead of who they know. Because who you know sometimes cant do the things that you told them and want them to do. Everybody wants something for helping somebody. Why cant you just do some keeping my community and my country We are bringing in foreign investors and foreign this and foreign that, and we have everything here in our own backyard. buy in the pharmacy, and we have it right what we already have. We have a future A Future for Abaco Mills is a part of that future. He is a steel worker who does welding and fabri cates steel, and he has been employed by Canam Steel Corporation; Seacrest Clo sure in Milwaukee, Wis., The Railroad Company repairing railroad cars; and Waste Managements Waste Equipment Department. After leaving Abaco in the early a purpose and a way to help. He start ed working as a busboy and eventually worked his way up to a waiter and a chef. after meeting people from there. motivated, people were going places, peo ple were doing things and people were suc cessful. And the part about it that captured my eyes was that people were people wher ever you go and your respect took you as ful to his mother for being the only guid ance and counsel he knew, and for being a hard-working parent. With a purpose be hind what he wanted to do and a desire to return home, Mills had no time to waste. Of course, he went through varying chal lenges, but he learned to get back up. Garbage From Page 14 By Canishka Alexander The blaring midday sun did nothing to deter the collective efforts of those who pitched in during the restoration project to restripe the Murphy Town basketball court at Abaco Central High School on Septem ber 29. gressive Liberal Partys North Abaco Can Bahamas Striping teams up with candidate for court project didate Renardo Curry and Bahamas Strip ing Company President Atario Mitchell the work began at 9 a.m. with a handful of young men from the community. Mitchell, who grew up on Abaco, was pleased to support Curry because it gave him the opportunity to give back to Basketball Court. Please see Garbage Page 19 Please see Striping Page 19

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian October 15, 2012 THE HOLIDAYS ARE ALMOST HERE!!There are only 4Abaconian Issues Left before The HolidaysDont Forget to Advertise your: Restaurant Specials Political & Business Thank You ads Christmas & New Year Events Store and Merchandise Open House School & Church Programs DEADLINE FOR AD PLACEMENT FOR: November 1st issue is October 25th December 1st issue is November 22nd November 15th issue is November 8th December 15th issue is December 6thTelephone: 242-367-3200 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com Fax: 242-367-3266 www.theabaconian.com Dr. Keith Lewis Will be in ofce from: Monday October 22nd thru Monday October 29thAlso Dr. Lewis will be at:Student Career Day, Wed Oct 24th Government Clinic Health Fair, Sat Oct 27th On Radio Abaco, Tues Oct 23rd 9-10am 242-367-0020 Century Paradigm." Min. Wilchcombe believed that Tour ism's slogan of being "Better in The Baha mas" should be the standard that is adhered to on each island. He fully commended the nearly completed airport terminal in Marsh Harbour adding that the airport runway re quires more square footage to accommo date bigger aircrafts. On another note, his ministry is working closely with the Bahamas National Trust to ensure the sustainability of what we have. He added that the bottom line is ensuring that we create jobs as we place emphasis on the delivery of quality service to our visitors. Renward Wells, Parliamentary Secre tary for the Ministry of Works, spoke con Before mentioning upcoming plans, he an nounced that all government departments will be housed in the new government located for the resurfacing of the Treasure pairs to roads in Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town, Murphy Town and Green Turtle Cay. Repairs to the Cooper's Town Dock are nearing completion and docking facili ties in North Abaco are under review. "Be assured that the government's commitment is to provide services neces sponse to the prevalence of pot holes on Abaco roads, Wells said that within the of Perma Patch to patch holes and possibly get crews out of Nassau to assist with the repairs. Algernon Cargill braced the topic of "Na for All." Cargill said he was convinced Further Business previous administration which are being kept. He also made reference to the possibility ABO From Page 1 Please see ABO Page 18 niversary. He was pleased to emphasize Plan, wage ceiling increase and labour force coverage to name a few. He added that most of the 22 amendments made are now enforced. However, he stressed, the Bahamian people are a part of this success. "While the fund remains strong, it can only remain strong with your support," he advised. tor, also spoke of Abaco's success. With Abaco, there are incredible opportunities for outdoor activities like diving, snorkel ing and kayaking, he said. Carey said Ba hamians can create small business oppor tunities based on our marine environment. intent is to link its parks with products. drive that would incorporate different habi tats on the tour that give way to a ridge with one of the most dramatic viewscapes found at Hole in the Wall. He reminded the audience that we have valuable assets like the lighthouse found on Abaco and San Salvador that we don't take advantage of. Carey looked forward to training na ture tour guides to become more skilled and who can help out in these areas. "Abaconians love their environment their environment," Carey shared. Meanwhile, Geoff Houston, BTC's CEO, looked at the way the company has undergone its transformation. He gave a breakdown of what Cable and Wireless is; what is happening in telecommunications around the world and how it relates to The Bahamas; the company's journey in the last year; and what they are looking to achieve going forward. Houston now realizes that there is an "almost insatiable demand for data communications in The Bahamas, so there are plans to roll out the LTE network been revolutionized by the products that ing from a family of entrepreneurs, Albury of adversity. He said that despite the long standing recession, Abaco still remains as the third and fastest growing economy in The Bahamas. He reminded his colleagues to remember their history and to carefully and internal challenges faced by Abaconi ans, we are still pictured as a thriving com munity. While our story is still be written, Albury envisions our island growing in a sustainable way. Health and Wellness, advised that there must be healthy living for a stronger Ab aco. Sadly, many of the illnesses that lead to death are not only treatable, but are pre ventable. However, it is because of poor have imprisoned ourselves in the chains of chronic illness like hypertension, choles terol and diabetes. Added to the high rate of mortality is the high cost of health care. empower people, they are more motivated to want to make changes and want to do good." Motivation was also key for Manuel tive. His role is to give technical assistance to government and private entities so that they can identify opportunities to help them grow and market their products. Based on his last workshop with Abaco farmers, Messina acknowledged the need for insti tutional strengthening, rural development, sustainability and education of farmers. "You have to work on something more than beaches," he admonished. Messina didn't have to wait long to

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian October 15, 2012 Further Business neurial opportunities involving small scale eco-tourism. ABO From Page 16 Local businesses support Lee Denim Day for cancer awareness By Canishka Alexander Businesses everywhere have joined awareness to a disease that has claimed the lives of many around the world. During the month of October, which is designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, local businesses held month-long promotions or participated in Lee Denim Day or similar events. At John Bull, customers received a free Pandora Pink leather bracelet with the breast can of Pandora Jewelry. The promotion runs last. The Abaco Cancer Society organized two events the Stride for Life Walk/Run event, which was held on October 6, and the upcoming Kayak Challenge Up A According to Gennie Dean, chair person for the Cancer Societys Stride for nesses supported the Stride for Life Walk. They included: Bahamia; Shoe Village; G First Caribbean; Scotiabank Ltd.; Royal Bank of Canada; Bank of The Bahamas; Aquapure; Nautilus; Rubins; John Bull; Thompson Trading Co.; Milo B. Butler & Sons Ltd.; Lowes Wholesale; Starbucks; Ltd.; Doctors Hospital; Colombian Emer alds; Kentucky Fried Chicken; Superclub Breezes; Comfort Suites; Hard Rock Caf; Montagu Gardens; Dolphin Encounters; Sky Bahamas; Bahamasair; Bahamas Fast Ferries; and Compass Point. sold Pink Ribbon cupcakes in remem brance of their deceased sister Brendalee Cornish, and asked for the communitys goal. The goal, according to Bertlyn Cor nish-Linden, was to make a donation to the Abaco Cancer Society to aid them in rais ing awareness and assisting cancer patients on the island. The cupcakes were available in chocolate and buttercream and vanilla Chelseas Choice complemented their water bottles with pink caps in recognition of the worthy cause, and over at BAF Fi nancial, Lee Denim Day was supported by its staff members. Abaco Denim Coordinator Nia Coo per, who is a four-year cancer survivor, said the event has been a part of their or ganization for 14 years on Nassau and for her co-workers have been affected by the disease as well as others she knows in the community, so the movement holds special As an employee of BAF and a sur nity to inform other women, that there is lives; this isn't to say early detection solves everything, for it doesn't, however it in creases the options available and improves As a Bahamian woman it is impor tant that we take note of what's happing lieve when you do nothing you feel over whelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel a sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from know ing you are working to make things better. During the month of October, millions of people around the world will participate in Cooper said that T-shirts for children and adults along with jewelry, pink wrist bands, squeeze bottles and car magnets because proceeds will be donated to the Abaco Cancer Society. Additionally, she asked that companies and schools in the community allow their employees and stu dents to join them in wearing their T-Shirts Please see Denim Page 19 hear an innovative idea as Llewellyn Cart wright, a senior associate of Callendars & Co., approached the podium. Cartwright craft Registry, which he said could revive and diversify our economy. He said that an aircraft registry will broaden services offered and increase employment in the aviation industry. One such company that Nevertheless, there are a few pertinent steps that will pave the way for this to hap pen including becoming a signatory to the Cape Town Convention. Cartwright said with those things in place The Bahamas is in a good position to become the top ju risdiction for ancillary service, and a true aviation destination. Michael Hartman, managing part ner for the Hope Town Harbour Lodge, pleasure in being on Abaco. As a mem ber of the Bahamas Boutique Hotel Group, Hartman assured that boutique hotels are the strength of Abaco and The Bahamas. With that said, he conceded that he has never sold a hotel room in his career. keting is an every-day process, and the key There are thousands of other smaller hotels

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October 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 Further Business Denim From Page 18 change for a donation. Matching corporate sponsorship is also encouraged. Each Friday in October wont be the ordinary casual Friday; the shirts worn on this day will not only be worn for comfort, but it will make a powerful statement for employees and students elected to join mil lions of others across the world by partici Cooper thanked companies, organi zations and schools for their enthusiastic support every year for their participation and donations that make the fundraiser a success. For more information on how you per@mybafsolutions.com or tpinder@my bafsolutions.com. Nationwide donations support the tive Fund, the Bahamas Cancer Society and the Sister, Sister Cancer Support Group. My endeavour was to try to be as help my country move effectively and my After enrolling at Walkershore Coun ty School it gave Mills the chance to hit the books combined with an opportunity to tion is an art, and his professor instructed Garbage From Page 15 him to go after something he would always want to wake up to and be willing to do. Fabrication comes under welding, the beauty in the steel once it is fabricat After learning to weld, troubleshoot and familiarize himself with the equip ment, Mills was encouraged to take the test for the Union he was assigned to which his amazement, while working at Seacrest Closure he appeared to be more of a helper than a welder. After working for the com pany for seven years, he learned about thermoforming or reject molding to create plastic signs, bins, caps, and garbage bags. You have to take what you learned in the classroom and put it aside until it is needful on the job because sometimes the job can be totally different, but the educa His services include building, paint ing, garbage pickup, maintenance and restoration of dumpsters. He also builds barbecue grills and boat trailers. The grills can be bought with or without detachable wheels and a front handle for easy move ment. better than this generation. Only one way of doing that is to deal with what we have now and help the ones who are here now. steel men on Abaco and most of the guys coming back from school, college and uni versity. We dont have the chance that we Striping From Page 15 his community. see today were here with the Bahamas Striping Company with our very own At ario Mitchell, who decided he wanted to give back to our community. Hes donat Curry said the project was a demon stration of what the PLP has been talking about along with young men and women starting their own businesses and being able to give back and to build their com munities. up on the basketball court because who from time played on the very same basket ball court during their high school days, will yield for youths in the community. A scheduled cleanup of the adjoin ing park along with the restriping of the place. Abaco Neem Ltd. expands -Press Releasecently opened in two major chain stores in New Providence: Solomons Fresh Market (AML Foods) located in Lyford Cay and soon to open in the Harbour Bay shop ping Plaza and in three Lowes Pharmacy locations, Harbour Bay, Soldier Road and South West Plaza. We could not have done this with out the support and recommendations of our local customers and distributors. We would like to thank every one of You for contributing to our growth. To all of our local customers, using our products in your households, stocking your medicine cabi nets and protecting your pets and gardens; to fellow farmers using our agro-products home a home grown gift from the Baha mas, and many schools who have toured our farm and production facility, a special distributors food stores, gift shops, medi dence in Abaco Neem to stock our prod ucts on your stores shelves. Abaco Neem products can be found throughout Abaco and the Cays, New mini, Eleuthera and online via our website Please see Neem Page 22

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian October 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 November 2012 Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new power boats 34 ft. mono-hull or 37 or 45 ft. Catamaran Further Business Unique Nails and Art Designs by Shanna Petite Shanna Petite has a unique artistic gift that she has transferred to her business her gift of art. After high school she went away to study nail art and now draws pic tures on some of her Unique Nails clients. She has taken the business of nails to a new trendy level. She specializes in unique nail designs such as cheese cake French tips, stiletto nails, water marble nails, and glass nails along with regular nail work, manicures, and pedicures. The aquarium nails are made to order. These nails have water in them along with spar An art design can also be added to the back drop of the nail. She can also draw wall art, murals, and design lamps and other home dcor which she will be she will be introducing color fading acrylic nails, gel nails, and gel polish. She started her professional business a few months ago in Marsh Harbour and can be reached by Elegant Hair Express and Beauty Supplies Supplies has been the dream of Edith Williams-Joseph for seven years. She has hair and enjoys helping people, especially when they are looking for the right quality of hair to match a special occasion. She specializes in lace wigs, short bumps, duby in the Janet Collection and the Bump, Pre mium Now line, synthetic hair, perms, oil sheens, gels, eye lashes, and mirrors. She plans to have a little bit of ev erything in the shop so that her custom ers can have options. She will be adding blow dryers, buckets of perm, kinky hair line, braiding hair, and other hair items to her inventory just in time for the holidays. She plans to become the hair stylers head quarters. She is located in Suite #1 of the Colina Building. She is open Monday to days 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. She can be contacted Trinity Sexy Trends As Abaco continues to grow, more and more businesses are opening on the is land. Another new business to open a few ize in ladies clothing, shoes, accessories, and bags. They sell casual and smart casual clothing. Clothing sizes range from small to 11. natural soaps for acne and bumps, G&G Bleaching Cream, and body oils for ladies and men such as Fantasy, Envy Me, Bob Marley, Michelle Obama, Barak Obama, White Diamonds and many others. Owner, Adeline Louissaint, stated that she owned a business on the island be fore that was doing very well but moved to Nassau for a year. Now that she is back on Abaco, she decided to open her store There is also a nail technician on staff. She is located on Fire Road above Abaco Lindens Online Service Lindens Online Services is now of fering services to the Abacos that provide convenience and an affordable avenue to order goods from the United States. They specialize in ordering school books and nooks, shoes, cell phones and accessories, iPads, clothing, baby items including fur niture, laptops and desktops, game con many others. Now that the holidays are approach ing, this is a good time to order those The motto at Lindens Online Services tal Linden is the owner and is no stranger to online businesses as she has done this business before and it did well but she put it aside to embark on another business. Now that she has restarted her business in September, she wants the Abaco public to know that she now guarantees faster ar rival times. She can be reached by calling Entrepreneur Watch

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October 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 All these people will soon be gone, and us Abaconians will be left to fend for our When pressed about victimization, the political panelists both agreed that any acts, if they were occurring, are wrong. victimization is occurring on a wide scale or not, there is still the fear of victimiza tion that is just as real to some people. The Hon. Dorsett remarked that victim ization has occurred during every govern ment, but it takes place outside of those who make policies. coming projects in relation to Urban Re newal and infrastructure improvements employment program were discussed clusively with some input from the Cham ber of Commerce, Local Government and the Christian Council. The question and answer session was opened three quarters of the way through the televised program. Accusations were put towards both the political panelists regarding victimization under both par ties. Phillipa Curry, step-mother of PLP candidate Renardo Curry, approached the mike and accused the previous PLP gov death. As her story continued she drew the ire of some in the room, in particu lar Ms. Currys other step-son who ap proached her at the mike. The room hit a boiling point when Ms. Curry continued to push that Renardo Curry was being disingenuous by support ing a party that she believed caused her husband, his fathers, failing health and unfortunate demise. Many in the audi ence got up and approached the center of break out. The producers of the event had to immediately cut to a commercial break as police were called. eras returned to a now diminished audi Meeting From Page 5 Central Abaco few questions. Former Central and South asked Min. Dorsett what steps the gov ernment would be taking to ease the prob lems arising from illegal immigration. Mr. Dorsett assured Mr. Thompson and Abaconians that the government is pres ently training more junior immigration producers, the crowd and each other. Min. Laing made a special effort to ap peal to the crowd to respect each other de spite differences of political opinion and other political opponents. The panel gathered for the special town hall meeting representing experience from the 42 pints of blood collected Club of Abaco organized a blood drive on Abaco. The Rotary-owned Blood Mo bile arrived by ferry at Sandy Point in the picked up by Firemen Timothy McDonald who drove it to Marsh Harbour. There it market for two days, collecting blood from volunteers. Eighty seven people offered to give their blood, one pint per person, but Please see Blood Page 22

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian October 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 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 Power Outage on Moores island -Press ReleaseThe Bahamas Electricity Corpora tion (BEC) apologizes to its consumers on The outage, which began early was caused by major generation failure. The failure of two generator unit coincides with the ongoing overhaul of a third unit that is presently inoperable. As a result, BEC is presently unable to generate elec tricity on the island. BEC Abaco has sourced necessary parts to repair one of the units. The parts Wednesday. Once repairs are made the engine should return to service bringing relief to residents who would have been without supply for more than 12 hours. The Corporation advises residents repairs to one of the units, there may be periods of supply disruption due to the lim ited capacity of this particular engine. A until the other generator units are returned to service. Once again, the Corporation apolo any inconvenience caused during these outages and continues to assure them that BEC remains committed to providing an uninterrupted supply of electricity to that island. All Abaco Blood From Page 21 altogether 42 pints were drawn. While members of the Rotary Club of Abaco recruited people and had them phlebotomists from Doctors Hospital in Nassau, Danella Bain and Dorneka Sears, helped on Saturday by a local nurse, Ti by Bahamas Hotmix as they pave the roads in Central Abaco. Road work commences in Central Abaco the location most convenient for you. ed our neem leaf drying capacity in our production facility to meet the increased demand for neem leaves used in our Neem Spray. The importance of understanding the many uses of neem, its properties and lifestyle led us to commission Pamela Pat terson, to write a book based on Nicks harvesting and personally using our neem now available on Amazon.com and soon to be available in our store and our distribu tor outlets. Please visit Amazon.com and Our message is always that prevention is the best medicine and Neem is your best and that we produce pure neem oil second to none in the world. We are completely transparent and invite you to come into our production facility at the Marsh Harbour airport circle to see where and how our product is made. Neem helps to protect issues and supports your immune system pare for the change of season this winter! Thank you for choosing and support shura Mills, worked from morning to af ternoon. They reviewed information and collected blood from people, a procedure that lasted from a few minutes to close to donors blood. who were on medication for chronic dis ease, suffering from a temporary ailment or certain health conditions, could not be used. The blood collected on Friday was immediately sent to Nassau by plane that same day and the same procedure was re peated on Saturday. The blood will be kept in the blood bank at Doctors Hospital to be used as Neem From Page 19 needed. On many previous occasions blood reserves have run out. Having a supply on hand is critical should emergencies arise.

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October 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 Cars & Cart Rentals Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals ............................................. 367-2655 Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals .............................. 367-1035 B & B Boat Rentals ........................................... 367-7368 Bargain Car Rentals .......................................... 367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................................... 367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals ....................................... 367-5570 Cruise Abaco. .................................................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ...................... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals ...................................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars .................. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals .......................................... 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ......................................... 367-4887 The Moorings Boat Rentals ............................. .367-4000 Green Turtle Cay Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental .................. 365-4411 C & D Cart Rental ............................................. 365-4084 Cruising Cart Rentals ........................................ 365-4065 D & P Cart Rental ............................................. 365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals ....................................... 365-4119 Kool Karts ........................................................ 365-4176 Reef Boat Rentals ............................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes ...................................... 365-4147 T & A Cart Rentals ............................................ 375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............................... 365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes ................................. 365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals ..................................... 354-5175 Lubbers Quarters Cruise Abaco ............................................. 321-220-8796 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals .................................. 365-6502 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals ................................. 365-6024 Waterways Boat Rental ................ 357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Cats Paw Boat Rentals ..................................... 366-0380 Elbow Cay Cart ................................................. 366-0530 Hope Town Cart Rentals .................................. 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals .......................................... 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals .............................. 366-0282 J Rs Cart Rental ................................................ 366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals ............................................ 366-0069 Treasure Cay Adventure on Prozac Kayak ............................ 365-8749 Blue Marlin Rentals. ......................................... 365-8687 Cashs Carts ...................................................... 365-8771 Cornish Car Rentals .......................................... 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals ............................................... 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals ........................................... 365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks ............................. 365-8749 Bonefish Guides Visitors Guide Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Marsh Harbour Abaco Pizza. ................................ $ .................. 367-4488 Anglers ................................... $$$ .................. 367-2158 Blue Marlin ................................. $ .................. 367-2002 Curly Tails ............................... $$$ .................. 367-4444 Ginos .......................................... $ .................. 367-7272 Golden Grouper ........................ $ .................. 367-2301 Island Family Rest ....................... $ .................. 367-3778 Java Coee House ....................... $ .................. 367-5523 Jamies Place ............................. ..$ .................. 367-2880 Jib Room .................................. $$ .................. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken ............... $ .................. 367-2615 Mangoes ................................. $$$ .................. 367-2366 Pops Place + .............................. $ .................. 367-3796 Snack Shack + ............................ $ .................. 367-4005 Snappas .................................... $$ .................. 367-2278 Wallys .................................... $$$ .................. 367-2074 Hope Town Abaco Inn .............................. $$$ .................. 366-0133 Capn Jacks ................................ $$ .................. 366-0247 Harbours Edge ......................... $$ .................. 366-0087 H T Coee House (B & L) .............. $ ................. .366-0760 H T Harbour Lodge .................. $$$ .................. 366-0095 Munchies .................................... $ .................. 366-0423 OnDa Beach .............................. $$ .................. 366-0558 Sea Spray ............................... $$ .................. 366-0065 Sugar Shack + ............................ $ .................. 366-0788 Little Harbour Petes Pub .................................. $$ .................. 366-3503 Lubbers Quarter Cracker Ps ................................. $$ .................. 366-3139 Man-O-War Bradleys on the Harbour ............. $ .................. 365-6380 Dockn Dine ................................. $ .................. 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar ................ $ .................. 365-6501 Guana Cay Bakers Bay Market Place ...... $$$ .................. 612-1021 Grabbers ................................... $$ .................. 365-5133 Nippers ..................................... $$ ................. 365-5143 Orchid Bay ............................... $$$ .................. 365-5175 Treasure Cay Coco Beach Bar & Grill. ................ $ .................. 365-8470 Florences Cafe ............................. $ ................. .365-8354 Spinnaker Restaurant ............. $$$ .................. 365-8469 Touch of Class ........................ $$$ .................. 365-8195 Treasure Sands Club ................ $$$ ................. .365-9385 Green Turtle Cay Blu House ............................. $$$ .................. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro ...................... $$ .................. 365-4200 Green Turtle Club .................... $$$ .................. 365-4271 Harveys Island Grill ................... $$ .................. 365-4389 McIntoshs Restaurant .............. $$ .................. 365-4625 Miss Emilys Restaurant ............. $$ .................. 365-4181 New Plymouth Inn .................... $$ .................. 365-4161 Pineapple Restaurant Bar & Grill $$ ................. 365-4039 Plymouth Rock Cafe .................. $$ .................. 365-4234 Shorties Take-a-way...................$$..................365-4342 Sundowners .............................. $$ .................. 365-4060 Sandy Point Nancys ...................................... $$ .................. 366-4120 Everyone reads The Abaconian Emergency Services B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667 Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Man-O-War 365-4019 Treasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9111 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749 Medical Services Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour ...................... 367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic ................................ 367-0020 Integrated Medical Center .......................................... 367-1304 Emergency ............................................... 458-1234 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre ................................... 367-0049 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour ............................ 367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay ......................................... 365-8288 Government Clinic Coopers Town .............................. 365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay ........................... 365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town ................................... 366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point .................................. 366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town ...................................... 365-2172 Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Green Turtle Cay Blu House ....................... 45 ......... F ......... 365-4200 Green Turtle Club .............. 32 ......... F ......... 365-4271 Black Sound Marina .......... 15 ..................... 365-4531 Other Shore Club ............... 12 ......... F ......... 365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service ........... 10 ......... F ......... 365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina ........ 150 ......... F ......... 365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina .......... 26 ......... F ......... 365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina ...... 183 ......... F ......... 367-2158 Conch Inn .......................... 75 ......... F ......... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina ........ 36 ......... F ......... 367-2182 Mangoes Marina ............... 29 ..................... 367-4255 Marsh Harbour Marina ...... 52 ......... F ......... 367 2700 Hope Town Hope Town Marina ............ 16 ..................... 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways ................................ 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina .............. 6 ......... F ......... 366-0154 Sea Spray .......................... 60 ......... F ......... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina ........... 75 ......... F ......... 365-0083 Guana Cay Bakers Bay Marina .......... 158 ......... F ......... 365-5802 Guana Hide-aways ............ 37 ..................... 577-0003 Orchid Bay ......................... 64 ........ F ......... 365-5175 Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Tours & Excursions Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental ....................... 475-9616 ................ 367-2936 ......................... 367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure ............................... 577-0004 ..................... 367-0350 Adventure on Prozac T Cay ............................ 365-8749 ...................... 365-4411 C & C Charters Treasure Cay ........................... 365-8506 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour .................... 367-2787 ............. 366-0024 Airlines Serving Abaco Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ........................... 367-2266 Air Gate Aviation Daytona/New Smyrna ........................... 367-3636 American Eagle Miami ..................................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud ............................ 367-2095 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach .............................................. 367-3415 Craig Air Center North Florida ........................................... 367-3522 IBC Airways Ft.Lauderdale, W Palm Beach ......................... 367-1336 Locair Fort Lauderdale ............................................. 1-800-205-0730 Regional Freeport ............................................................... 367-0446 Sky Bahamas Nassau/Ft. Lauderdale ................................. 367-0996 Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale ..................................... 367-0140 Western Air Nassau ........................................................... 367-3722 Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale ............................................. 367-0032 Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida Abaco Air .............................................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters ........................................................ 367-3450 Taxi Cab Fares one or two passengers Extra $3 for each passengers above two ective Dec 08 Clinic, Downtown, Stop Light, ........................................................ $10 Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry ........................................ $15 Spring City ........................................................................................ $15 Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch ............................. $15 Murphy Town & Great. Cistern .......................................................... $20 Snake Cay ........................................................................................ $35 Casuarina Point ................................................................................. $60 Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour ............................................. $80 Bahama Palm Shore ......................................................................... $90 Crossing Rocks ................................................................................ $105 Sandy Point ................................................................................... $150 Leisure Lee ....................................................................................... $50 Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry ................................................... $80 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $85 Fox Town ........................................................................................ $165 Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel ................................................. $ 10 Nat. Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr. Cistern .......................................... $10 Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea. Eective Dec 08 Green Turtle Cay ferry dock ............................................................... $10 Madeira Park .................................................................................... $20 Sand Banks ...................................................................................... $25 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $30 Leisure Lee ....................................................................................... $45 Black Wood ...................................................................................... $20 Fire Road & Coopers Town ............................................................... $40 Cedar Harbour ................................................................................. $60 Wood Cay ......................................................................................... $70 Mount Hope .................................................................................... $80 Fox Town .......................................................................................... $85 Crown Haven ................................................................................... $90 Marsh Harbour airport ..................................................................... $80 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport .............................................. $80 Treasure Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour ................................................ $85 Treasure Cay Hotel to Green Turtle Ferry ........................................... $25 Treasure Cay Hotel to Blue Hole ........................................................ $30 Attractions Albert Lowe Museum ................................ Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits .. Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden .................... Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum ................. Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station .................................... Hope Town Swim Mermaid Reef o Marsh Harbour ........ Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole ........... Treasure Cay farm road Art studio & working foundry ...................... Little Harbour Working boatyards ..................................... Man-O-War cay Pocket Beaches Miles of beach (most exposed to ocean) Items of interest Bring errors & revisions to our attention Revised March 9 12 All phones use area code 242 unless noted www.theabaconian.com Alburys Ferry Service Marsh H.>Guana Cay/Scotland cay F rom Conch Inn advised to contact the oce for the changes. Green Turtle Ferry Note: 4:30 pm trip to GTC not on Sundays ** Note: 4:30 pm trip will be made from New Plymouth only Abaco Adventures Pinders Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama Bahamas Ferries Summer Schedule only (April to Dec) Sandy Point & Nassau Every Friday & Sunday, except holidays, under 4 hours. Call 225-3376 or 366-4119 Call for rates. The Great Abaco Express Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 30 minutes Tourisms People-to-People program Be matched with a local person or family with a similar interest such as Bird watching, Attending church, Foreign language, School class visit, Environmental interest. Marine, Native plants, History, Humane Society, etc. This is not a dating service or an offer for a free meal or lodging but an opportunity to meet someone locally with similar interests. Call Tourisms Doranell Swain at 367-3067 dswain@bahamas.com Marsh Harbour 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 October 15, 2012 HOME INSURANCE Your Peace Of Mind Is Important To Us! Insurance Management makes home protection a priority with the most dependable protection in The Bahamas. It's how they've earned their good reputation. Coverage you can rely on.INSURANCE MANAGEMENT(BAHAMAS) LIMITED. INSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTS email: info@imbabaco.comNassauRosetta Street P.O.Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 394-5555 Fax: (242) 323-6520Freeport1, Pioneers 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 P.O.Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 336-2304 Fax: (242) 336-2305

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October 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 By Timothy Roberts Park Warden, Marcus Davis, for the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) was dis mayed on a recent visit to the Abaco Na tional Park as he found the newly enhanced Road 38 vandalized. Road 38 was cleaned and improved as a nature trail with a picnic area, signs residents and tourists. However, accord ing to David Knowles, Director of Parks, person(s) unknown to them went on a shooting spree in the Park causing damages around the picnic tables and leaving trash scattered on the ground. Mr. Knowles said they did not know who the culprits are but said that he was disappointed that someone would do such a thing. A lot of time and money went into the infrastructure so that the visitors ex perience could be enhanced and enjoyed, he said. Mr. Knowles appeals to the culprit(s), and others who would follow suit, to be more conscientious and remember that people who visit our islands, and who keep our economy going, visit these parks as well. We need to work together to keep our island, and the national parks, beauti for those who visit. Vandals strike the Abaco National Park Passionate rallies and personal attacks set stage for a bitter fought by-election

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian October 15, 2012 By-Election stirs passions The North Abaco by-election, which is taking place on October 15, has become the focus not only of North Abaco but na tionally. Television crews and the political elite have maintained a constant presence on the island for several weeks. In a near constant series of rallies, meet and greets, grill and chills, and door to door cam paigning, the people of North Abaco, and their looming election decision, have been made the center of attention. Recently, the national dialogue has shifted from the po litical parties at large to the individual can didates themselves. Politics Greg Gomez, the candidate for the Free National Movement, has endured a turbulent few weeks. On a recent radio swering questions regarding his employ ment and time in the United States. Despite later supplying details of his employment, lic Relations in the Miami Dade County Public School District, Mr. Gomezs time in the U.S. has remained the focus of his political opponents scrutiny. The FNM has stood behind its can didate. Former Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Hubert Ingraham, said during a rally in Coopers Town that, You can trust what I tell you, Greg Gomez is the man for you, and that, a vote for Gomez is a vote for me. During the same rally the FNM Party Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis said that a vote for Greg Gomez would be a vote against victimization and cronyism and that Our candidate is your native son and he has pledged to build upon the foundation and legacy of one of your greatest sons. The party once again stood behind Mr. Gomez when a 2007 U.S. court order was made public that revealed Mr. Gomez at one point owed a South Florida credit union close to $13,000. FNM Chairman Darron Cash called the questions surrounding these circum stances a witch-hunt. He went on to say these issues are being sensationalized in an effort by the Progressive Liberal Party to attack Mr. Gomez. The Greg Deon Go mez of Miramar, Florida, who was listed in the court document along with Mr. Go mezs signature, had been ordered to pay a sum of $150 monthly commencing May 30, 2007. Unless the sum was paid off in another way separate from the minimal monthly payments, Mr. Gomez would still have a balance when he returned home De cember 2011. In a response to the release, and sub sequent public scrutiny, of Mr. Gomezs nancial statements of all members of par included, so that they could receive the same scrutiny as Mr. Gomez. The PLP candidate, Renardo Curry, was the subject of some controversy him self. During an October 4 televised town hall meeting Phillipa Rolle-Curry, widow of Mr. Currys late father, stood in front Please see Election Page 11

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian October 15, 2012 School & Youth News Many schools and classrooms on technology, and some say that it has tre mendously improved the effectiveness of students learning in the classroom. At Horizons Academy, Principal Simmone Bowe-Mullings explained that technology allows the students to become more engaged and enjoy learning as they utilize the Internet, television and Micro soft PowerPoint presentations from time to time. The same can be said for students at tending Forest Heights Academy. Principal James Richard said that laptops and digital projectors are used pri marily for research and for classroom in struction, and the school is fully equipped with an Internet accessible computer lab. Videos, PowerPoint and stream ing Internet lessons have all reduced the amount of time spent writing on the board, and give the students that are visual learners a better opportunity to grasp the material, Richard noted. Much of the research needed for projects and course work can only be done online as Abaco does not have a research library. Students utilize the Internet both at school and at signments. Richard said that technology also provides Abaco students with the same ac cess to information that children anywhere in the world would have, and that they no longer have to travel to Nassau to visit the archives or the library. He is also able to access data about exam results and stu dents' learning styles to incorporate into the schools improvement plans. For Lyn Major, principal of Every Child Counts, computers are used as add ed resources for the students along with educational games that are appropriate. Having instant access to research, new methods being used globally, advanc es in other places, and giving students the ability to access them and interact in a number of ways such as Google Earth expands their knowledge of the globe tremendously, Major revealed. Meanwhile, S.C. Bootle High School Principal Huel Moss said that technology has made a great impact at the school. Teachers communicate with parents and students using an online grade book called Engrade and are equipped with LCD pro jectors and the Internet to make their les sons more stimulating. The Interactive White Board (IWB) is one of our best pieces of Information Communication Technology (ICT) [and] more teachers are eager to use this tech nology, he supplied. It comes with the Learning Response Devices, which enables the teachers to make on-the-spot evaluations and students look forward to using these devices. On a more personal level, Moss said access to educational data has enabled him to make accurate decisions more quickly. I have used educational data to plan class sizes and numbers, timetables and plan better and helps you to determine if you are achieving your objectives or fall ing below expectations. You make deci sions based on facts and not conjecture or speculation thus increasing the potential for success, he expounded. With numerous online resources readily available for educators, Moss said that there are many valuable resources that offer interactive exercises to cover a wide range of subjects and topics for each grade level. Moss was appreciative of the Minis try of Educations online program based on ICTs Potentials and Possibilities where a group of teachers discuss ideas and share their knowledge on the use of technology in schools around the country. S.C. Bootle has a participant in that pro gram. Overall, technology is used in activi ties and drills at Horizons Academy and as a way to expose students to technology at an early age to prepare presentations, Educators at Agape Christian School have also found that technology has en hanced their approach and the students learning while helping the school to be come more eco-friendly and improve upon its programs. As an educator, Bowe-Mullings said technology has helped her to become more successful by allowing her to carry out research with practical application as a wise way to use data. Additionally, Ma jor said it provides a world of access to research any number of issues including the latest strategies and effective teaching interventions. However, there can be drawbacks. Sometimes not all trends work for your environment or context, but it does offer ways you can improve, so I do fol low studies and articles to make deci sions, Bowe-Mullings admitted. To give our students that extra boost that is needed on a global scale, BoweMullings and Moss suggested that the Bahamian government provide computers and computer labs at every school and en sure that technology is updated and incor porated into the curriculum. Major agreed that any new resources should be spent in the most effective, modern ways of teach ing and understanding the world. For ECC, tech nology plays an even big ger role be cause it is used for as sistance with communica tion training. As part of the Catholic school sys tem most of the schools use Power School a web-based student information sys tem. A number of our kids use iPads with special applications for communica tion as well as other devices recommend ed by communications specialists such as Go Talks, Big Macs and Proxtalkers for children with severe communication is sues, Major shared. by technology, however, Bowe-Mullings voiced that it is still important for stu dents to learn the manual or old-fashioned way, and that technology should be an enhancement and reinforcement of learn ing. In some instances, technology can also be a distraction for some students, but close monitoring and supervision are ef fective. Additionally, Richard saw a need for students to be taught computer skills at a young age both how to research using the Internet and how to prepare profes sional documents such as rsums, re ports, spreadsheets and term papers. Richard added: While there are some dangers inherent in the use of the students to use this resource if they are to compete on an international level. Teach ers that utilize technology in the class room must always be adaptable and still be able to present the information when the power goes out or the laptop, projec tor, etc. stop working. The basics are still necessary, but for struggling students these aides are very effective and productive, Major ac knowledged. If kids are motivated to use the tools, I think the focus should be to move them beyond the basics to greater realms by the use of technology. Technology revolutionizes schools on Abaco we must teach our students to use this resource if they are to compete on an international level.

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October 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 Ron-Paul Cabinets PlusVisit our Showroom Located Opposite the old Lowes PharmacyOwners: Ronnie & Pauline Roberts Your Favorite Cartoon Toddler Beds Phone: (242) 367-0546 Mattresses Box Springs Bed FramesTwin $165, Full $215, Queen $230Twin $205, Full $245, Queen $296, King $385 STEEL SECURITY DOORS MICROWAVES SMALL REFRIGERATORS Carpet & Padding Solid Wood Furniture Abaco teachers express disappointment over World Teachers Day By Samantha Evans October 5 has been set aside and cele brated as World Teachers Day. The theme for this years celebration was Taking a Stand for Teachers. Since 1996, this day has been a day of celebration for teachers in The Bahamas but this year there was some controversy as to whether or not the teachers would still enjoy this day as a freeday or whether they would have to work. As the day for the celebration approached unclear reports surfaced as to what would take place this year. On Abaco, the shop stewards met with the teachers to inform them of the let ter that came from the Director of Educa tion regarding a half day of work. Once the Bahamas Union of Teachers got involved President Belinda Wilson sent out an email stating that teachers had the full day off. However, teachers were informed by the Superintendent that they had to report to work until 12 noon on October 5. Despite misgivings, most teachers reported to work as instructed. At noon a beach party was held at Treasure Cay Beach which some teachers attended but many did not because they believed that it did not provide them with enough time of celebration. In fact, numerous teachers on the Cays and other southern schools were unable to attend the celebrations as the time it took to get to the beach and back was not convenient. Speaking with several persons, they all stated that plans were already made for the full day of celebrations meaning the change of plans unfair to teachers. So much food and drinks were purchased which went to waste since the teachers had to report to work for most of World Teachers Day. Some teachers are now concerned that more of their days off may come into question. School & Youth News Teachers start By Samantha Evans The teachers of Central Abaco Pri mary School have embarked upon a unique venture. Teacher Anastacia Russell ap proached the staff over the week of Sep tember 26 with hopes of piquing their in terest in engaging in a weight loss activity as a group. Since she loves to walk in the evenings, she wanted a few colleagues to tag along. The response was overwhelming as interest. The group met on Thursday Sep tember 27 to discuss their plans. Each per they will be weighed in. They will walk every weekday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Murphy Town Park. They can walk from half an hour to several hours as they chose. To make the club interesting, the ladies will vary the activities to includ ing playing tennis, volley ball, aerobics, weight lifting and the like. The program will last for six weeks then the participants will weigh in again. The person to lose the most weight will win the registration money. The program will then repeat for another six weeks. The Atkins diet is being used which is a protein rich diet. On October 1 a delegation from the College of The Bahamas, comprised of Dr. Dion Hepburn, Head of the School of Chemistry, Dr. Shophia Rolle, Head of the Program of the Culinary & Hos pitality Management Institute, Dr. Joan Vandepool, Secretary of the University Transition Committee and Quincy Parker, Community Relation Attache, working COB delegation consults with Abaconians regarding upcoming university status out what would be the needs of the commu nity relative to the forthcoming University of The Bahamas, scheduled to be in opera tion by July 2015. The University will replace the Col lege of The Bahamas and Mr. Parker Please see COB Page 6

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian October 15, 2012 explained that the transition committee, headed by Dr. Joan Vanderpool, has been formed to determine through consultations with the citizens and the stake holders in various islands what the character and the structure of the university should be. Dr. Vanderpool explained the pur Abaco would want if there was a campus and what might be a signature program. We are open to brilliant ideas that no one had thought yet, she said. We are not only looking at a curriculum, but at the core values not only of The Bahamas but also of the University partners. The direc tion the University should take should not only be determined by faculty members but also by people in the communities. The general course to follow will cover an academic plan, research, legisla tion, character and core values. The day of their arrival, the visi tors held a town meeting at the Anglican Church Parish Hall. The following day was dedicated to visiting several schools to a Bahamian university. High School in Murphy Town where the delegates made a presentation in a class room where two hundred students from grades 11 and 12 stood at attention. a university that you will call your own. We want to create a place where students can get a higher degree of education. We are hoping that it has to do with what you want to do. We will be offering a 4 year degree in chemistry, but are hoping to of fer Master and PH degrees in the future, stated Dr. Hepburrn. Dr. Rolle started her presentation by saying that the Hospitality Industry was the largest in the world, explaining that she would like to see as Centers of Excellence: maritime, boating and boutique hotels as well as sustainability programs such as crafts. The students were very receptive, School & Youth News COB From Page 5 stating their interests which ranged from Marine Biology, Aviation and Accounting to the Hospitality Industry, Dentistry, Me chanics and Musical Arts They were told that a campus on Ab aco may not necessarily offer everything, but there will be the opportunity to take initial courses. Professor Hepburn discussed Marine Biology with the students interested. One of them, Alcindor McIntosh, said that peo ple interested in studying our water were much needed. After leaving ACH, the delegates were to visit Agape Christian School and make a luncheon presentation to the mem bers of the Rotary Club of Abaco. They planned to visit SC Bootle High School in the afternoon and hold a town meeting in Coopers Town that evening. Miss Abaco Pageant Committee seeks community conscious contestants The focus of the Bahamas Beauty Sys tems this year is promoting the charity side of contestants in the Miss Abaco Beauty Pageant 2012 so that they can develop con nectivity and consciousness of character. The Pageant has adopted Central Abaco Primary School for the next three years and as a part of this they will raise money to improve the school. This year they will launch a Mural Campaign where they will solicit the sup port of artists from Nassau and Abaco to help supervise and draw the murals. There will be three murals in the front of the school, one on the side of the school and The contestants will also go through a se ries of Beauty Challenges where sponsors and volunteers will be needed too. Further, the Pageant plans to partner with the Ab aco Cancer Society and donate money for the Artists of AIDS Foundation. This foundation was started by the Pageants Marketing Director Leann Russell. She stated that the contestants will be asked to sell t-shirts and the money made will go towards purchasing rapid testing supplies for Abaco and more in-depth marketing of AIDS Awareness in local schools. Ms. Russell stated that this pageant is not only about beauty. They are looking for girls who: are ambitious, civic-mind ed, and passionate about a cause, embrace the pageant ideals, are well-spoken, have a good presentation of self, and are well poised. In fact, she sees these communityfocused activities as the main ones and the She noted that this pageant is a great spring board for females to get scholar ships, learn modeling techniques and build a modeling portfolio and it will look great on their resume. Registration ends on Oc tober 31 and all interested young ladies be tween the ages of 18-25 can collect a form from Furniture Plus. She further noted that contestants cannot be married or have children. An of niture Plus on Saturday October 13, 2012 from 11am to 4pm. This scouting event will give the Pageant Committee a chance to meet with and speak to the interested young ladies one on one about the pageant, give out application forms and collect com pleted application forms. Finally, Ms. Russell stated that they are looking for sponsors to form marketing partnerships with them as they help build young women. She hopes to form such great relationships with partners this year that others will seek them out next year. Persons interested in becoming marketing partners and those interested in volunteer ing to work on the murals can call Ms. Russell at 367-7587 or email her at lrus sell@furnitureplus.com. Bullying: a serious problem in our society For the past several years the month of October has been observed as Bullying Prevention Month in the United States. It is something which also needs to be recog nized in The Bahamas and, indeed, all over the world not only throughout October but every day of every month of every year. October 10 is observed as Unity Day when people all across the country wear orange as a show of support for students who have been bullied. This would also be a nice custom to adopt here to bring more aware ness to this serious problem. We should all be thinking of how we can raise awareness of bullying and take action to stop it. Bullying is unwanted, aggressive be havior among school-age children which can take many different forms. This can in clude making threats, spreading rumours, attacking someone physically or verbally, giving someone the silent treatment, ex cluding someone from the group on pur pose, making fun, name calling, teasing, gossiping, threatening, hitting and punch ing. We hear on the news sad cases of teen agers harming themselves or even commit ting suicide as a result of bullying but there are other results of bullying which are less noticeable or dramatic. Bullying can also result in detrimen tal impacts on mental health and substance abuse. Kids who bully others can also en gage in violent and other risky behaviours into adulthood such as the abuse of alcohol being abusive to partners and others and acquiring criminal convictions. Bullying can happen anywhere but a great deal of bullying happens in school. Generally children who are bullied are per ceived as being different from their peers. They may be overweight, underweight, have some disability, be perceived as hav ing a different sexual orientation, being new to the school, less popular or having low self-esteem. Cyber bullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Nowa days it is a very potent and widespread tool for bullying. Electronic technology includes devices such as cell phones, com puters, social media sites, text messages, chats and websites. Parents need to be aware of what their kids are doing online. They should know the sites they visit and their online activities and establish rules about the use of technology such as what the children are permitted to do online and what sites they can visit. Parents should encourage their children to tell them im mediately if they or their friends are being cyber bullied. Children need to be helped to be smart about what they post or say online. They should be told not to share anything that could hurt or embarrass themselves or others and to always be careful about what they say or the pictures they post online. Remind them to keep their password safe and not share it with friends. Social media sites such as Facebook can be a useful tool for connecting with friends but can also be very dangerous if not used extremely care fully. Although bullying is usually thought of as being more of a teenage problem it can also affect much younger children and often the person being bullied does not ask for help. 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October 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 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 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 School & Youth News 1. Unexplained injuries. 2. Lost or destroyed clothing, books or electronics. 3. Frequent headaches, stomach aches or faking illness. 4. Change in eating habits such as skipping meals or binge eating. mares. 6. Declining grades and not wanting to go to school. of social situations. 8. Decreased self-esteem. 9. Self-destructive behaviors such as running away from home, harming them selves or talking of suicide. If you are being bullied there are sev eral things you can do. 1. Tell an adult 2. Stand up for yourself 3. Tell the bully to stop and calmly walk away 5. If being hurt physically try to get away or call for help. 6. Make new friends and get in volved in meaningful extracurricular ac tivities. Advice to young people who see or know someone who is being bullied is to be a friend to that person, tell a trusted adult such as family member or teacher. Set a good example, do not bully others, do not laugh or support bullies and let the person know that bullying is not funny. If you know someone is in serious distress or danger dont ignore the problem, get help right away. Adults should be a model as to how to treat others with kindness and respect. Young people learn from adult actions. By treating others with kindness and respect adults show young people there is no place for bullying in their lives. Children notice well as how they treat their friends and col leagues. they are being bullied: ask for help from teachers, parents, doctors, pastor or any other trusted adult. Do not blame yourself. It is not your fault. Be strong. Bullies like to upset people particularly those who dont stand up for themselves. Most importantly: believe in your self. Bullies From Page 6 Ashley Murray, a young lady attend ing SC Bootle High School in Coopers Town, entered the 5th annual Franks Ice Cream Bible Summer Job Program. An avid reader of the Bible, she thought she would have a chance to win the competi tion held in Freeport, which consisted in answering questions on the Bible. Answered she did and did so well that she ended up being the runner up winner, the only person outside Grand Bahama to win. She was awarded her many prizes on August 23: cash, a laptop, a basket full of school supplies and books, a medal and a grand prize which this year was a Jaguar car. was staged on Abaco at the request of founders of the Innerspring Youth Pro gram, Mr. Whitney Bain and Mr. Patrick Huyler. Ashley was the only contender from Coopers Town, but she had six other stu dents from Murphy Town and Central Ab aco, as well as youths from Freeport and Nassau, to compete against. During a gathering at the Church of Latter Rain in Dundas Town, Ashley was recognized by a group of people, friends and community leaders. Mr. Bain mod erated the event while Mr. Huyler took photographs. Pastor Leslie Cornish from St Andrews Baptist Church, her spiritual mentor and Ruth Cornish had accompa nied their protge as well as her mother Abaco girl does well in Franks Ice Cream Bible Summer Job Program Tatanisha Murray. Local members of the congregation had also come to meet her and listen to her story. A very articulate young lady, Ash ley very calmly explained to the congre gation the secret of her success. It was very easy, she said, I saw an opportunity and I took it. But, she added, success cannot be obtained and maintained without dedication. It is up to each individual to overcome obstacle and seize opportunities. Although the questions became more dif everyone to take advantage of the opportu nities they were offered. Department of Education holds All Male Service at Change Ministries International Church The yearly All Male Service orga nized by the Department of Education was held in the morning of September 28 at Change Ministries International in Murphy Town. The two hour service was aimed at reminding male students of their Godgiven role and responsibility to protect theme was The King in Each Man. Ex cept for three women from the Department of Education, including Dr. Lenora Black, the service dedicated to males was moder ated by males. It was about the way they should behave and look for the king in themselves, about helping them recognize their role in life and acknowledging their achievements. There was a full audience comprised not only of students, but also of teachers and parents who were warmly welcomed by young Delon Hunt from Moores Is land. Nearly all the settlements of Abaco were represented by schools from Moores Island to Fox Town. The service which was moderated by two students, Olujimi Scott and Raymond Telusma, lasted two hours and was very entertaining as well as enlightening. The students sang, and school choirs and bands performed. The St Francis de Sales Choir, with lead singer Joshua Rob ins, rendered a powerful interpretation of Shackles and the ACH school band played selected pieces. Akeem Adder ley from Abaco Central High School did a beautiful last minute rendition of the Power of the Dream, without musical accompaniment or rehearsal. The male adults offered words of ad vice. 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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian October 15, 2012 School & Youth News last place they wanted to be was in the hands of the Police. His address was short but to the point: Be what God made you to be. Let the King in you come up. Be a visionary, he advised. A student at Forest Heights Acade my, Terran Strachan, proudly introduced his father, Bishop Terrance Strachan, as the guest speaker. Bishop Strachan graciously recog nized the work of Dr. Lenora Black as head of the local Department of Education, but he stated that even though there are many women who perform as well as men, according to his interpretation of Genesis God had given man the responsibility to rule, reign and lead. The Kingship of man is engraved in his DNA, he explained. He went on, saying that before a man can become a king he has to be a prince and go to training on how to be respect ful and behave in public. But most of all Boys From Page 7 he must have a good education. He recom mended that boys keep a teachable spirit and look for a mentor with high spiritual standards. Dr. Black congratulated the boys on their excellent behavior during the service and announced that a few students would be recognized for special accomplish ments either for academic performance or other achievements. She mentioned having found out from the reports she examined that boys were holding their own in math ematics and that one Abaco student had received 5 As and 3 Bs in the last BJC ex amination. Altindor McIntosh, Isidor Baillou, Delon Hunt, Keith McDonald, Dimitius Roberts, Andrew Bootle, Kevin Pierre, Carlos Pinder, and Andquone Burrows were called to the stage to receive their boys will be acknowledged during a formal award ceremony next year. New Initiative for males kicks off at Friendship Tabernacle A new male initiative, called Guiding Godly Guys (3Gs), was launched at Friend ship Tabernacle Church to work with males ages 7 to 19. The main focus of the group is to guide their spiritual life but they will also learn the trades and skills of leaders and have fun while searching for teachable mo ments. They will learn the attributes of a Godly man all in an effort to build Godly tember 28 at 7 p.m. At the meetings, the young men will engage in Bible Study, develop talent, have knowledge shared about videography, in formation technology and other areas that interest them. The coordinator of this pro gram is Charles Fernander. He is assisted by Emery Curry and Clint Linden. Mr. Fer nander stated that they will meet on some Some of the other activities they will engage in include weight lifting, body building and building camaraderie and friendships. the men were expecting ten boys, but sev enteen came out once the word spread about the program. Mr. Fernander stated that he is no stranger to starting such programs as now grown men. He stated that all of them stayed out of jail and are doing their best. He worked closely with Social Ser men to his program ten years ago. He noted that the circumstances under which this group was formed are different. These young men come from homes with families that care which makes what they have to do much easier. He is hoping that once they build character he will introduce them to the NSBM Program No Sex Before Marriage Program. This is a program he has also worked with before which teaches young men the values of marriage and the impor tance of waiting until marriage to have a sexual encounter. He sees the numbers growing rapidly as the interests expressed are great. He is prepared to increase instructors as the num bers increase. Each group will have a maxi mum of ten males. Church News Dr. Allens series on shame continues Prominent Bahamian Psychologist David Allen continued his series on Shame on September 21 at the Christian Coun selling Centre. While there he dispersed a copy of John Coxs painting on shame called I Against I. Participants shared that we have be come our own worst enemies because of doing things we shouldnt do, unaccom plished goals, comparing ourselves to oth ers and trying to live up to other peoples expectations. Additionally, in the case of women, particularly black women, there is a per ception of our being too strong and ambi tious to be with a weak man. Using the SHAME acronym of Self-Hatred Aimed At Me, Dr. Allen pointed out how people of colour are now coming to terms with their physical features. While it is easy for some to accept, others are still ashamed of their race. Soon, Dr. Allen concentrated on shifting the mindset of our people from I Against I to I For I. Rachael Johnson of the Christian Counselling Center sug gested that people have to be retrained in their thinking because of preconceived no tions. While there are many symptoms of shame like sensitivity and self-sabotage, humiliation, alienation, failure and empti ness; there is a remedy for shame. Dr. Allen said that I Against I is what is killing our country; nevertheless, there remains hope in Christ. Christ came to be our shame bust er, he declared. Jesus is for you, and thats why we can have I for I. Parenting with Purpose begins at Christian Counselling Centre Week One of Parenting With Purpose began on October 4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Christian Counselling Centre with Pastor Michael Johnson as the speaker for Please see Parenting Page 9

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October 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 ABACO FREIGHT COURIER SERVICES Ocean Air 6671 W Indiantown Rd, Suite 50-456 Jupiter, Florida 33458 Walk-in and special handling nick@abacofreight.com Nick Mazzeo Church News remarks, however, Margaret Smith, coun selor, explained the objectives and rules of the group and gave a pre-test to assess where the participants are in their roles as parents. Pastor Johnsons presentation on Dif ferent Faces and Functions of Families was an interactive one as he encouraged ev eryone to introduce themselves and share their greatest strengths. He told them that parenting is an ongoing process, and that parents will always have a responsibility to their children. Next, participants listened to an ex cerpt taken from Dr. Tony Evans sermon on the family. They learned that many is sues stem from foundational problems. With 50 percent of marriages ending in divorce and 40 percent of children being raised in single parent homes, he said that there is family chaos in our world. How ever, as we know, the family cannot be sustained without fathers. Pastor Johnson said that God has an order for the family, and in Genesis Chap ter 1, He established His authority over it by virtue of creating it. Building a family starts with a foun dation, he emphasized. Family is Gods idea and whenever He has an idea, its wonderful and beautiful. We pervert or change things to suit us. The different types of families were addressed, and the participants looked at the similarities and differences of nuclear, Parenting From Page 8 single parent, extended and blended fami lies. Pastor Johnson went on to take a clos er look at socialization, and how it has de and peer groups were placed on the list of socialization institutions. Although parents learn the basics of parenting from the way they were raised as children, he told them that it is important to not only be formed through our culture, but by Gods Word. Gods Word is the foundation for socialization, Pastor Johnson asserted. and responsibilities. The sessions contin ue with seven more fundamental classes which include: Child Development Stages and Nutrition; Communication with Your Child; Promoting your Childs Self-Es ness; Reinforcing Good Behaviour and Discipline; Preparing Your Child for and Dealing with your Childs School; and Money Management and Your Familys Resources. The Parenting With Purpose program continues every Thursday until November 20 at the Christian Counselling Centre, and is endorsed by the Dept. of Social Services. The cost is $15 per session for individuals and $25 for couples. Parents who success fully complete the program will receive more information, contact Margaret Smith at 367-6215. Abaco Women gathered for conference Under the theme Prayer: The Chris tians Weapon, the women of Church of God held their 11th Annual Abaco District Womens Conference. The conference be gan on Wednesday September 26 at 7 p.m. and ended on Friday night September 28. On opening night, the District President Lula Campbell gave the charge and outline for the three nights. The night was spent praying and wor shipping as the ladies prepared the church for the messages that would be delivered during this conference. On the second night the speaker was Minister Brenda Archer from Latter Rain Ministries. She spoke on the topic Pray: The Church is at War. She began by laying a solid foun dation of the way Christian should act to wards one another. Christians must serve with integrity, not be quick to give up on others and serve in the position God called them to serve in. She added that people must not be afraid to speak the truth in love. She en couraged believers to stop gossiping and change the way they communicate. She re minded them that when they get angry they are to not sin. She told the believers that the church of today is under attack so they must pray. It will not take fancy building and clothes to deal with such a spiritual attack, she ex plained, but rather fervent prayer. Minister Benda stated that many people are stressed out with problems that they cannot pray nor sleep. She reminded them to trust God like Peter did when he was imprisoned and rest. She reminded them that no matter how bad their problems are that God can still handle their problems. She told them about some of the challenges the church will have to face and admonished them to pray and nor get weary. On Friday night, Minister Beverley Archer from Abaco Youth Ministries was the speaker. She spoke about Christians praying for God to handle their problems as She spoke about her experience with can cer and how the Lord restored her health after the doctors told her that she had stage three cancer. She stated how she prayed and reminded God of his promises to her. It is through her declaring Gods word, she explained, that her body was healed and she can preach and work again. She told the ladies how shame and pride kept her from accepting speaking engage ments but God reminded her that He is her strength so she must not hide. She stated that the conference is for kingdom women who want more than carnal living, but Kingdom living. She told believers to stop using the things God has blessed them with for negative such as the phone, their mouth, the Internet and the like. Finally, she encouraged people to stop complaining and start eating those destructive thoughts, words, and deeds. Both nights ended with prayer covering. 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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian October 15, 2012 PSSSTTT!!! The Holidays are Almost Here!! ONLY 4 ISSUE LEFT BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS DONT FORGET TO ADVERTISE DEADLINE FOR AD PLACEMENT FOR: November 1st issue is October 25th December 1st issue is November 22nd November 15th issue is November 8th December 15th issue is December 6th Call: 242-367-3200 www.the abaconian.com Fax: 242-367-3677 E-Mail: abaconainnews@gmail Sports Twelve teams expected to attend Agapes Tip Off Classic Agape Christian School is hosting its 3rd Annual Basketball Tipoff Classic from October 18 to October 20. Coach Wayde Adderley was proud to see how the basket ball tournament has grown over the years because of the number of local and national teams involved. There are 12 teams participating this year representing schools like CC Sweet ing Senior High School (the defending Hugh Campbell Champions); R.M. Bailey High School (Former Hugh Campbell win ners); Anatol Rodgers High School; and St. Augustines College (SAC). Because SAC is travelling with fe male players, Coach Adderley said a girls division had to be added to accommodate them. Along with their boys teams, S.C. Bootle High School and Abaco Central High School will also enter their girls teams as well as Agape Christian School as the host team. Were looking forward to that be ing a new division, Coach Adderley said in reference to the girls division, and of course C. I. Gibson and Kevin Johnson are coming down. Everybody knows about the history between he and I dating back over 20 years now; he is going to come out and help me and support me just like I do with his tournaments. We have a full slate of Top 10 teams here in the country of which we are a part seventh in the country, so were just look ing forward to having a good, clean tour nament. Food will be on sale and Coach Ad derley said that the admission is reasonable for the type of action fans will see. Cham pionship games end on Saturday, Oct. 20, and will feature the girls division, 13 and under, junior and senior boys. He invited the Abaco community to support the youth of Abaco by helping our young men to do something with their lives as far as furthering their education. Charles Softly Robins, president of The Bahamas Basketball Federation, will also be in attendance to assess the players and examine the state of basketball on Abaco. Gladstone Moon McPhee, a basketball giant and one of the best coaches of all time in The Bahamas, will be among the most recognizable faces. Im looking forward to being around basketball guys next weekend, discussing basketball, having fun, and hopefully open doors for young men on Abaco, Coach Adderley envisioned. Championship games begin for softball teams The month of September and into Oc tober saw a series of playoff and champion ship games for Abacos softball teams. On the F.E.S. Peacocks and beat them: 28-10. The following night, the Runners beat the Peacocks again with a score of 22-12. In the game against Peacocks to advance to gers, who took the lead with 12 wins and two losses during the season. On the heels of the women were the mens playoff games between the Shiloh game, the Destroyers had a perfect game against their opponents winning 10 to 0. Then in the second game, New Vision suf fered a devastating loss only scoring four runs, the Destroyers accumulated a whop ping 20 runs. In Game Three, the Destroy advance to the championships with a score of 16-5. Meanwhile, DNR Sluggers were left to face Creters Bulldogs. Although a to be canceled, the Bulldogs enjoyed a 7-0 game against DNR when they met again on Oct. 3. Playing a double header that night, the Bulldogs garnered a second win after scoring 10 runs while DNR score none. On Oct.5, DNR had one more opportunity to stay in the running and advance to the championships. Despite their best efforts and a homerun scored by Pitcher Thomas Machine Gun Kelly, the Bulldogs won score: 8-1. As witnessed, it has been a challeng ing season for many of the softball teams, but more so for the DNR Sluggers whose team was plagued with the loss of key play ers, which left them having to continuously less, the teams love for the sport com bined with an unconquerable spirit kept them going. Following the teams win, Pitcher Tyler Russell commented that they were happy to come through with the win. We have the Lord to thank; we put our trust in Him through the start, and we came through with it, Russell said. Were hoping to do the same with the Shiloh Destroyers take the championship home and represent for The Bahamas. Championship games were scheduled for Oct.8 for the Destroyers and Creters Bulldogs; Oct. 9 for the Lady Sluggers and with the aforementioned mens and wom ens teams on Oct.11.

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October 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 the United States that, referring to North Abaco, You were always on my mind. Also speaking that night was Mr. Ingraham who claimed that the PLP had already started canceling contracts that rect plea with the current Prime Minister to continue the North Abaco Port Project and told the audience that he knew of several instances of victimization. Mr. Ingraham claimed that the transfer of Cephas Coo per, who was the former Senior Island Ad ministrator, was the direct result of PLP Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Min Dont Let This One Get away!!! STUDIO APARTMENT FOR SALE In Beautiful Cherokee Sound. Enjoy the worlds best ats shing and 600 of Deep Sea Fishing just one (1) mile from the Cherokee Long Dock. is property is approximately 75w x 100d, well landscaped with coconut, banana, mango and other fruit trees. e studio is 26 x 26 with front and side porch and a large attic for storage. e interior includes high end nishes with 9 cypress ceilings and trim throughout. Also included is R/O water meter from e Abaco Club. ere is also ample square footage on the property for the building of a main house. Electrical and plumbing is complete within the studio but needs septic system and electrical utility connected. For appointment to see this gem please contact: Call: 1-757-262-6466 Mike and Eleanor Jorgensen Email: nassaugal8@hotmail.com Price US$150,000 net to owner. Buyer responsible for their own legal fees, government tax and stamp tax. N ew eachfront L uxury in Green Turtle Cay 4 bedroom, 4 bathrooms with a guest cottage. Granite countertops and stainless steel appliances along with imported ceramic tile floors. Oversized sc reened porches offer fantastic views over Gilliam Bay. Offered at $2,499,000. Green Turtle Cay 3 bedroom/3 bath, 2 storey home, wrap around porches amazing views. Custom cabinets, granite countertops, hardwood flooring, Tastefully furnished and turn key. Offered at $700,000 Green Turtle Cay 2 bedroom/2 bath home located on an elevated lot. The home features 2 levels with a possible third bedroom/bath on the lower floor. Ready to move in and enjoy. Offered at $54 9 ,000 New Bahama Palm Shores with 100 facing the sea. Paved roads and utilities are in place. Offered at $145,500 N ew Ocean V iew Lot Green Turtle Cay with 118 facing the sea The r eef is within 100 yards distance from the beach Offered at $ 175, 000 New Waterfront Lot Green Turtle Cay featuring fantastic Sea of Abaco views. Offered at $ 299,000 New Building lot near entrance with easy access to highway. Offered at $20,000.00 Over 200 ft. of gorgeous beachfront. $180,000 info@greenturtlerealestate.com www.greenturtlerealesate.com of the crowd to make her thoughts known. She claimed that her husband was the vic his job. She claimed that because her hus band was an FNM supporter that during the PLP governance they targeted him. She said the shock brought on a small heart at tack in her husband and his health faltered for years after the incident until he passed away. Ms. Rolle-Curry questioned publicly how her son-in-law, Renardo Curry, could be in a political party that actively victim izes political opponents and lead to the death of his own father. Mr. Curry later said that his mother-in-law had put on a politically inspired performance. Mr. Cur ry said such accusations made him very Politics Election From Page 2 ashamed and its going to take the power of God to help me forgive her tonight. Mr. Curry went on to say, There is nothing she said here tonight that my father would agree with. Victimization has been a key talking point during Mr. Gomezs campaign. During the FNM rally in Coopers Town on October 5 speakers included Ste ven Pedican, Heather Hunt, Zhivargo La ing, Niko Grant, Loretta Butler-Turner, The Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, Greg Gomez and Dr. Minnis; each hit on points that, they claim, prove the PLP has failed During the Oct. 5 rally Mr. Gomez laid out some of his employment history and education on Abaco which included, he said, positions at Scotiabank, the Cus toms Department and Royal Bank. He said that, during his near decade-long tenure in nis, during his speech, honoured a moment of silence for the late FNM Party Chair man, Charles Maynard. tion that Renardo Curry is the candidate for North Abaco and that he will win his seat. At a rally on October 6 many of the partys Ministers and Parliament members spoke to a large crowd gathered at the Treasure Cay Public School grounds. The speakers reinforced the idea that Please see Election Page 14

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian October 15, 2012 Bahamas Boxcart Association Presents our 14th Annual Big Hill Boxcart DerbyNovember 24th 2012, 10:00 am 4:00 pm. Hope Town, Abaco Food Drinks Shirts Music Displays Adult & Junior Classes Anyone Can Enter Racing Begins at Noon Food, drinks, T Shirts, other goodies on sale. Attention Racers: Once again, Racers will be judged on SHOWMANSHIP as well as fastest Downhill & Slalom times. Thats rightSHOWMANSHIP. Points will be awarded 1 10 for fastest Downhill (gravity power only), 1 -10 for fastest Slalom (less penalties) & 1 -10 for SHOWMANSHIP. Costumes, skits, decorated boxcarts, exploding confetti displays, whatever you can think of. King of the Hill this year may not be the fastestWe suggest American Soapbox Derby wheels for durability & speed & would like to establish a class for carts with this kind of wheel. Brakes are optional, helmets are not! Trophies & prizes will be awarded shortly after the competition ends. Proceeds Will be Directed Towards the Hope Town Community Pool FundPlease contact Stafford Patterson at 242 366 0023 or Hope to see you there on Race Day!!! Mr. Curry was a caring man who had nothing but the best interests of the people at heart. The Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald said that the FNM party was desperate and dangerous. He said North Abaco would receive three new Pre-Schools over the next four years to accommodate the is lands growth and that Mr. Curry would be the Member of Parliament to oversee the expansion of scholarships and Baha mas Technical and Vocational Institution courses on the island. He said Mr. Curry had a strong belief in education and would Politics Election From Page 11 youth. The Hon. Phillip Brave Davis spoke to the crowd visiting from Dundas and Murphy Town. He promised that the roads in Central Abaco would be as they are in Coopers Town. He said the work would be done by Bahamians and to disre gard the FNMs claims that the budget only would cover sand and seal for the roads. Mr. Curry spoke to the crowd and thanked them for their support. He said that he was strengthened every day be cause of your love. The Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, was the last to take the stage on Oct. 6. He revealed that, if elect Government Complex. He explained to the crowd why he believed they should elect Curry, saying that You can go to [Rt. Hon.] Hubert, or Gomez or Minnis; but theyve got to call me. The candidate for the Bahamas Con stitution Party has also kept in the race. S. Ali McIntosh has made several televi sion and radio appearances appealing to the people of North Abaco. She says she can be a voice for those who are not fully repre sented by either the FNM or the PLP. She made her position known that she wants to move the country back to the values stated in the Constitution which indicates a clear presence of Christian morals that should govern the country. Despite the lack of re sources comparative to her FNM and PLP counterparts, Ms. McIntosh says she feels Early voting for the election took place on October 8 in Coopers Town. The By-Election proper will be held on October 15. The Abaconian Ali McIntosh ready to serve By Timothy Roberts As leader of the Bahamas Constitu tion Party (BCP) Ali McIntosh faces odds not in her favor in the upcoming North Abaco by-election she remains steadfast in her resolve to offer herself as a servant of the people while bringing a new vision and representation to the people. I believe that I can offer a great deal to the people of North Abaco in terms of Please see BCP Page 16

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October 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 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 South Abaco Bahama Palm Shores home owners meet new Administrator for South Abaco Residents of Bahama Palm Shores and guests from neighbouring settlements enjoyed an evening of camaraderie on Oc tober 6. The Mix and Mingle was held in Bahama Palm Shores new Fire House and provided an opportunity for persons to meet with the evenings special guest, new Administrator for South Abaco, Joshua Smith. Mr. Smith was welcomed by Jac queline Estevez, local government repre sentative for Bahama Palm Shores. Admin function of its kind he had attended since his arrival on Abaco and how pleased he had been invited. In her introduction of Mr. Smith, Ms. Estevez stated that she had spoken with him earlier of the concerns of the home owners of Bahama Palm Shores concern ing their wishes for the neighbourhood which is currently still a private area to be taken over by government. I have given to work on our behalf, Ms. Estevez told the audience. He is working on all of our concerns and whereas previous admin istrators have never had a response from the government, he received a response straight away. Administrator Smith told the home owners that he had received word from government that in order for the area to become a public subdivision every lot must be sold. If any lots remain unsold then the subdivision remains the developers re sponsibility. I will try to push this forward and see what I can do, stated Administra tor Smith who also said that he would like to visit each household to hear residents visions for their area. He also mentioned that the lack of Cable TV in the area needs addressing since the residents must have a satellite dish in order to watch television and cannot receive any Bahamian chan nels. I want to hear what you have to say, tell me what you need and I will pass it on to central government, he promised. Chris Roberts commended the Ad road curves on the Earnest Dean Highway. Administrator Smith responded by saying that he has more and will complete the re mainder of the curves. Mr. Roberts then addressed the problem of potholes along that same highway which he described as getting pretty nasty. Administrator Smith replied saying that, Though some holes have been patched, I am still waiting for more Perma Patch from government in Nassau. He was informed that the materi als can be purchased here on Abaco but stated that he is not provided with any money to purchase anything here. Admin istrator Smith promised the residents that whatever they need he will ask government for but he cannot promise they will get it. Following the Administrators intro duction to the group everyone enjoyed a time of socializing and partaking of the scrumptious and plentiful potluck dinner. A barbeque grille, supervised by Bahama Palm Shores Fire Chief, Bruce Smith, was available for anyone who wanted to place on it a succulent steak or any other meat of their choice. It was agreed by everyone that the evening had been most enjoyable nitely be repeated. Hog Hunting: A Favourite Pastime on Abaco Hogs have been hunted on Abaco tlers relied on them as a good food staple. Christopher Columbus is reputed to have introduced wild hogs to the Caribbean. It is recorded that before the 1950s when the Owens Illinois logging company cut roads into the bush there were countless hogs roaming Abaco. Things were different then. There were no good roads, no trucks or guns to make it easier for the hog hunt Please see Hogs Page 16

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian October 15, 2012 Politics community, governance and leadership and I believe we can turn this community around, she said. Ms. McIntosh believes there is great potential in Abaco where economic devel opment through farming and industry can be successfully utilized. She said government needs to take the next step in making available seed money and equipment and extend the idea of co operatives. To do this will empower the small farmer to really extend what he is doing, she said. Ms. McIntosh would encourage a fo cus on science and technology especially relating to farming and processing and signify a true investment in achieving the goal of being able to feed ourselves. We must go to the level that we make sure that every step in the develop ment of the country that there is a way that the government has organized so that peo ple can prosper. She said the government ought to be able to provide the infrastructure, market ing, distributing and export to assist the farmer and looks forward to a day when we only import the things we cannot grow. Ms. McIntosh said we need to begin using our own natural resources to supply the products that we regularly use and stop importing things grown or producible na tively. She desires to see farming as a nonelective in schools, because the Bible says if you dont work you dont eat. She said she would like to see the connection made enable us to feed ourselves. Ms. McIntosh also wants to explore ket believing it would be an economic boon tuna in Abaco as it is a breakfast and lunch staple for many Bahamians. She believes we can take the island to BCP From Page 14 ing and that without bringing in foreign investors. If we explore this to its fullest potential we could have almost no unem ployment, she said. Believing that we need to work to gether in order to take Abaco to the next level, Ms. McIntosh says we need to see each other as Abaconians and not by po litical colors. My personality speaks to bringing people together. I want to bring a different approach to how we do commu nity and we can lift each other up. Touching on the immigration prob lem she said that it needs to be brought under control. If they are here and here illegally, then we have to do what is legally right making sure they are sent where they are supposed to be. If you ought to be here than we should ensure that you get the rel evant status. gross problem here in Abaco the govern ment has to look at it and carry through this problem. She also spoke of the need to create a policy that is fair across the board and across The Bahamas. Deporta tion should not be for those who only just got here. Regarding education and the develop ment of the youth Ms. McIntosh wants to She proposes to make continuing education available to all graduating students giving them the opportunity to expand their po tential whether through college or technical school training. I have no problem standing alone until people hear and say that I am mak ing sense, she said. If you have two or ganizations that are political opposites and they are doing the same thing and under every regime the people are still not being option. Ms. McIntosh said that ultimately she is offering herself in service of people. My friends are the people; Im working for the people. ers. One of the old timers who used to hunt in the 1940s and 50s described what it was like back then. We used to walk from Marsh Harbour on a track where the Ear nest Dean highway is now over to 9 Mile Post. We would then walk into the bush over rough terrain with our hunting dogs. Once the dogs got the scent of a hog and cornered it we would dash the hog down, tie it up, put it on our head and carry it home. One person would carry each hog on his head and the hog was often fatter than the person. The hog would still be alive, upside down with its feet hanging down in front and the body hanging down the back. It would be left tied up overnight and killed the next day by sticking a knife into its heart. A number three tin tub of boiling water would be at the ready to pour over the hog and clean off the hairs. It would then be sliced up, some of it sold and some of it given away. Since there were no fridges and freezers to keep the meat the rest would be boiled down into ham and hung up to preserve it for later. Sometimes the hunters would go in a boat from Marsh Harbour up to the area where Treasure Cay is now then go ashore in a dinghy to hunt. On the return the dogs and the hogs would be put in the dinghy and taken back to the boat for the return to Marsh Harbour. Hog hunting was more of a sport then than it is nowadays when guns are used, stated this old time hunt er. Hunters back then certainly had to be strong to walk over nine miles carrying a 200 pound hog on their head Hog hunting or wild boar hunting has always been a mans sport but these days a few courageous women have now taken it up. While some just go along with their menfolk to keep them company and watch, a few are actually hunting the hogs. One such lady is Tiffany Sawyer who remem bers going along with her father, Wayne Russell, on his hog hunting trips since she was seven or eight years old. She is now married to Andrew Sawyer who is an avid hunter and so she feels that her foray into hog hunting has been a natural progression and for the last six or seven years she has actually hunted herself. She is now carry ing on the family tradition which has been going on for generations. Tiffany explained that there are two types of hog hunting. One is watching which involves the hunter sitting in an area such as by a water hole or where there are bushes where it is likely a hog will pass. When a hog comes along the hunters will then shoot. The second method is to hunt with dogs. The hunting dogs are always eager to jump into the truck to go hunting. follow its scent through the bush until they come upon the hog. The hunters follow the sound of the barking dogs with guns at the We usually hunt with about 3 to 5 or so people together but I always leave it to the guys to clean them, declares Tiffany who says that she really loves hog hunt ing. I am not a tomboy, I love girly things but I also love all outdoor activities such as shooting, hunting and boating, Hog hunting is usually done in the very early morning or at twilight. Not only is this cooler for the hunters and dogs but because the drafts allow for the scent of the hogs to be caught on the dew of the shrubbery more easily. Also, the hogs are nocturnal creatures. Tiffany says that they only hunt with dogs in the winter as it is too exhausting for the animals in the sum mer. ing than their relatives the domestic pig. They have a very long snout with two curved tusks which can be as long as 7 inches which are actually teeth and are deadly sharp. These have caused injury to many a hunting dog. Whereas domestic pigs are pinker in colour, wild hogs are covered in grey and brown hairs which act age between 150 -200 pounds. While some are as small as 75 pounds, Tiffany says that she would not kill one that small, she would let it escape for more years of life. The hogs prefer areas of dense vegetation have no sweat glands so wallow in mud holes during hot months. Wild boar is considered a delicacy by many Bahamians. The meat, which doesnt taste like its domestic counterpart, is nei ther gamy nor greasy. It is deemed a bit third less fat, fewer calories and less cho lesterol than domestic pork. The meat of of the females and the most prized meat is that of a young female hog which has not yet produced a litter. The meat can be cooked several ways, the most popular seeming to be soused. Wild boar meat can be purchased at M & R grocery store as Roderick Strachan is an avid wild boar hunter or from Ricky Al bury on Forest Drive. South Abaco Hogs From Page 15

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October 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 With the recent opening of schools keeping a keen eye on our children as it relates to road safety. According to Inspector Mario Mur phy of the Marsh Harbour Police Depart are encouraged to exercise caution when driving in school zones. There is a des ignated speed limit of 15 mph during school hours, which takes place between the morning hours of 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and in the afternoon between 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. While drivers are asked to be on the lookout for children using pedestrian crossings, Insp. Murphy said that students also have a part to play in ensuring their safety because many times they show a lack of concern for the roadway. Therefore, parents are encouraged to speak to their children as well because some students have been described as un A lot of the kids are very rude to School & Youth News abused by one or two of the kids since I came here, Insp. Murphy disclosed. They need to be warned about that, and we will not be tolerating that. standpoint to make sure the kids are safe going to school and going home. He said their main concern is the Forest Drive strip because it is where the two government schools are situated, and the majority of the school population walks along that route. Insp. Murphy said Don Mackay Blvd. is where most of the private schools are located, so with chil dren being driven to those schools, there is not much of an issue in that location. He acknowledged the challenge pre sented by the incomplete sidewalk near Abaco Central High School and the lack of pedestrian crossings, and said that they are doing their best to share road safety tips with the students. There is also a school; however, the Urban Renewal Team led by Sgt. 2483 Jocelyn Smith does their best to visit various schools ev ery morning. Regrettably, there is only one lone cyclist to cover Abacos school route. Complicating the issue for motorists, too, zones, and Insp. Murphy said they have contacted the appropriate government of As if those challenges were not enough, Insp. Murphy said there is an issue with the overcrowding of school buses. That will be addressed because a number of warnings have been given, so the courts, he forewarned. Finally, Insp. Murphy addressed one more troubling issue. Expelled and suspended students join up with the school population after school to cause trouble. Parents are asked to keep their children at home because they will not be tolerated causing trouble. To combat the issue of after-school program will offer an in-school suspen sion for suspended students where they and others things that foster community involvement. This will eliminate the problem said. Another option to combat such chal lenges is to have a collaborative effort among teachers, students, parents and police. It is a collaborative effort. We dont have the manpower; we dont have the resources to be along all the school zones so we need everybody to play their part, Insp. Murphy reiterated. Motor ists slow down. We will aggressively try to cause these signs to be erected show ing the school zones, speed limits and pe destrian crossings we will do that. We dont want our kids to get hurt or injured during school hours. During her remarks, Sgt. Smith once again reminded parents whose children at tend Central Abaco Primary School to re frain from parking in the middle median in front of the school. For a kid to come to the gate, and run straight across the road heading to ward the vehicle it is dangerous, she warned. Sgt. Smith suggested that parents park along the walls of the school or across the street and walk across to the school to collect their children. Moreover, she has had challenges with students standing at the roundabout by Dis We Style. We pass and tell them to start head ing up to the school, and they pretend to walk, and if you look in your rearview mirror they have stopped, she said. When you speak to them again, they have an attitude. Police educate community on road safety High School Student? Like journalism or writing? Contact us: AbaconianNews@ gmail.com Or message us on Facebook for details.

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian October 15, 2012 MINISTRY OF FINANCE THE REAL PROPERTY TAX ACT, (CHAPTER 375) STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMASPursuant to Section 7(2) of the Real Property Tax Act, Chapter 375 Statute Law of e Bahamas (hereinaer the Act), as amended, the Chief Valuation Ocer hereby gives notice:-(a) that copies of the assessment list are available as required by subsection (4) of Section 7 of the Act, and may be inspected at the Valuation Oce or the Treasury, on or aer 15th October, 2012 (b) that a Notice of Assessment addressed to each owner of property liable to tax under the Act is available at the Valuation Oce, located at Char lotte House, Charlotte Street South and may be collected therefrom by or on behalf of the owner of such property during normal working hours; (c) that pursuant to subsection (3) of Section 7 of the Act, upon the expiration of ve (5) days aer the publication of this notice, a Notice of Assessment shall be deemed to have been served on every owner of property liable to tax under the Act; (d) that without prejudice to the provision of subsection (3) of Section 7 of the Act, the Chief Valuation Ocer may at any time aer the publication in the Gazette of this notice send by post, a Notice of Assessment addressed to any owner of property liable to tax under the Act; (e) that pursuant to Section 11(1) of the Act, any person aggrieved by a notice of assessment deemed to have been served under this Act may object thereto by serving on the Chief Valuation Ocer within thirty days aer the date on which the notice of assessment is deemed to have been served, a notice in writing of such objection stating the grounds upon which he relies; (f) that pursuant to Section 18 of the Act (but subject to provisions of Section 12(3) of the Act) the tax in respect of property will be due and payable by the owners of property not later than sixty days aer the date on which notice of assessment is deemed to have been served. Accordingly, it is the duty of each taxpayer to ensure that he receives a Notice of Assessment* (Section 12(3) is reproduced below); (g) that the exemption has been allowed for 2013 on those properties which have been declared as owner-occupied residences, and have satised the conditions under Section 3(ii) of the Real Property Tax (Amendment) Act of 2002. However, the owners are by law required to disclose to the Chief Valuation Ocer any change in the circumstances of occupation which does not entitle the property for the exemption allowed.*(Section 43 is reproduced below); (h) that in accordance with the Real Property Tax (Amendment) Act 2012, the maximum annual tax in respect of owner-occupied property is $50,000 per annum; (i) persons receiving a Notice of Assessment and Demand Note for the rst time should, therefore, examine the columns marked Tax payable for the year andTax for period_______ to_______, as it would indicate the amount due for current and prior years; (j) that if you are a Bahamian citizen/company and own improved property situ ate in New Providence or a non-Bahamian citizen/company (less than 60 per cent of the shares benecially owned by citizens of e Bahamas) and own property situate in the Commonwealth of e Bahamas and have never received a Notice of Assessment and Demand Note, you are required by Section 10 of the Act to make a declaration of your property not later than 31st December, 2012. Declaration forms for this purpose are available online at http://forms.bahamas.gov.bs or at the Valuation Section and should be re turned to the Valuation Section accompanied by documentary proof of Bahamian citizenship and in the case of a Bahamian Company, a copy of the Companys latest annual statement of return. Section 12(3) is as follows:- e Chief Valuation Ocer shall dismiss any objection unless the whole of the tax payable under the Notice of Assessment shall have been deposited with him or for good cause, the Chief Valuation Ocer determines that the objector shall be relieved of the requirement of this subsection in whole or in part and is satised that the objector has complied with any such determination which gives partial relief only. Section 43 is as follows:(1) Any owner who is granted an exemption under the provisions of Section 42(1)(f), by reason of the property qualifying as owner-occupied property, shall where he is aware of any circumstances or facts which do not entitle the property to the exemption disclose to the Chief Valuation Ofcer those circumstances or facts; (2) Any owner who knowingly fails to comply with the requirements of subsection (1) is guilty of an oense and liable on summary conviction to a ne of one thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term of three months or to both such ne and imprisonment; and the court shall upon conviction of an oender, in addition to any other penalty imposed, order the oender to pay to the Treasurer a sum equivalent to twice the amount of the tax which would have been payable but for the exemption had the disclosure been made: (3) No limitation as to the time within which proceeding may be brought for the prosecution of a summary oense shall apply to proceedings under subsection (2).Chief Valuation Ocer/ Controller of Inland Revenue Possession of Dangerous Drugs with Intent to Supply (Suspect arrested & charged) from the Central Detective Unit (New Providence and Abaco District) came in at M.H.P.S. with a male age 32 years of Dundas Town, Abaco, under arrest refer ence to Possession of Dangerous Drugs suspect in the area of the Big Tree locat ed Murphy Town where he was found in Possession of three packages containing marijuana. He was brought to M.H.P.S. where he was charged for the offence. He is scheduled to attend Magistrate court at Possession Dangerous Drugs with Intent to Supply (Arrest & Charged.) At 7:30pm on 5th October, 2012, (New Providence and Abaco District) came in at M.H.P.S. with a 45 year old female of Marsh Harbour, a 39 year old female of Forest Drive and a 19 year old male of Forest Drive, Abaco, all under arrest ref erence to Possession of Dangerous Drugs search warrant on the premises located at Marsh Harbour and discovered six plastic wraps containing marijuana (5 ounces) As a result, all persons present were arrested. Causing Harm (Arrest and Charged) At 1:40pm on 1 October, 2012, a 41 year old male of the Mudd, Abaco, reported that sometime around 10:00pm on 30 September, 2012, while walking in The Mudd through a pathway to his resi dence, a man known to him hit him to the head and robbed him of $500.00 cash and his Black Berry Cellular phone valued at $150.00. Police action requested. Suspect arrested the Central Detective Unit (New Provi dence and Abaco District) arrested the suspect a 45 year old male of The Mudd, Abaco reference to this matter. He was charged and released on $1,500.00 bail to tinues. Possession of Unlicensed Firearm and Drugs (Arrest and Charged) At 5:45pm on 2nd October, 2012, (New Providence and Abaco District) con ducted a search of a beige tri-plex located (2) ounces of marijuana and a black bag containing a black and silver 9mm pistol. As a result a 38 year old male of Forest Drive was arrested reference to this mat ter. Investigation continues. Cultivation & Possession of Ammunition (Suspect arrested and charged) At 6:30pm on 4th October, 2012, tral Detective Unit (New Providence and Abaco District) came in at M.H.P.S. with three suspects under arrest reference to Cultivation and Possession of Ammuni tion, ages 23 years, 17 years and 26 years of the residence of accused and discovered 14 pots containing marijuana plants, three (3) .9mm bullet and one(1) .40 bullet. The scene was processed and photographed by DC 2939 Edgecombe. Stealing (Under Investigation) At 11:00am on 4th October, 2012, a 48 year old businessman resident of Trea sure Cay, Abaco, reported that sometime between 8:00pm on 3rd October, 2012 and 10:00am on 4th October, 2012, some un his liquor store. Investigation continues. Possession of Dangerous Drugs with Intent to Supply (Suspect arrested and charged) At 6:20pm on 3rd October, 2012, (New Providence and Abaco District) came in at M.H.P.S. with a 50 year old male of the Mudd, Abaco, under arrest ref erence to Possession of Dangerous Drugs a search of the accused residence and dis covered about 8.7 ounces of Marijuana. Investigation continues. Unlawful Sexual Intercourse (Suspect arrested) At 2:00pm on 2nd October, 2012, a ment Clinic reported that she examined a 13 years female of The Mudd, Abaco and discovered that she was pregnant. Police action requested Suspect arrested A 14 year old male was arrested ref erence to this matter and admitted to the offence. Investigations continue. Obscene Languages and Threats of Death (Suspect arrested and charged) At 1:35am on 2nd October, 2012, Abaco District came in at M.H.P.S. with an 18 year old female of Central Pines, Abaco, under arrest reference to Assault of derly Behaviour, Obscene Languages and Threats of Death. She was arrested in the area of Marsh Harbour. During the arrest cused and brought her to M.H.P.S. where she was charged for the offences. Possession of Drug Arrest & Resisting Arrest (Suspect arrested) At 3:15pm on 1st October, 2012, (New Providence and Abaco District) came in at M.H.P.S. with a 27 year old male of Marsh Harbour under arrested ref erence to Possession of Dangerous Drugs, namely Marijuana. The accused was ar rested at 3:00pm same date in the area of Power line Road, Marsh Harbour where he was found in possession of Marijuana. Investigation continues. Crime Report

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October 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 19 Quality Star Auto Service Station And Garage Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour THE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDS We stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open 7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 Across 3. Bahamas ____________ Party 4. Doing this uses more muscles than smiling. 8. Magician's favourite word. 10. Move this to the right and it makes the number larger. 12. To sweat. 15. Free __________ Movement 17. Exceedingly ugly or repulsive. 18. Collected for a campsite, the drier the better. Down 1. Professional who deals with 2. ______ Day; Previously Columbus Day, now All-heroes. 5. Minister of Education has promised Abaco will received three of these over the next four year. 6. This was 75 cents cheaper on October 5. 7. Summer _______, a popular show on Abaco put on by James Catalyn. 9. "_______ and Loathing in Las Vegas" a book by Hunter S. Thompson. 11. Progressive __________ Party 13. Good for a baloon but bad for money. 14. Lip colour, especially a conch's. actor to win Academy Award. October 1 Crossword Answers Across 3. MOONPopular target for howling. 5. REFEREESThe NFL realized the importance of these during the 2012 season. 9. CABINETA type of meeting the PM has hinted at bringing to Abaco. 11. CAREERA path followed by professionals. 13. GOLDEN_____ Gloves; a tournament in Nassau. 14. GEORGIEName of the manatee wandering through Abaco. popular pirate accessory. 16. DOUBLOONA piece of eight. 17. BUTTONSThese keep your shirts closed; OR Something you push. 19. SPIRALShape of our galaxy. Down 1. INTERACTA youth club geared towards community service. 2. EVERESTThe highest peak. 4. RECEIPTReceived after a sale. 6. MONSTERSFrankenstein, Wolf Man and Mummies. 7. BALLOTYou cast these but the politicians name. 8. PEPPERONIA popular pizza topping 10. ALUMINUMUsed for soda cans. 12. CANNONSUsed on ships and forts, make sure to keep the powder dry. 16. DUNE*This landform is col lapsing in Hope Town, creating a dangerous hazard. 18. URCAAbbreviation; Organiza tion tasked with regulating electronic communication in The Bahamas.

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Page 20 Section B The Abaconian October 15, 2012 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 Opinion Insights for your Innerspring How to Think BIG Can I be so presumptuous as to tell you to think BIG or to even show someone how to think BIG? Really, I dont have to do anything to cause someone to think big nor do I have the power to just switch this on for you. The mind itself, left to its powers of imagination; naturally tends far and beyond its physical address. The mind possesses that uncanny ability not to and moves when and where it wants. Have you ever recalled being asked to think of one single thing, and nothing else; for 60 seconds? More often than not you event, reliving some memorable emotion or even travelling years into the future all in that short span of 60 seconds. Try it. So, I cant tell someone how to think BIG; they already have the hardware to do it. The mind is a traveler and beckons the body to join it on its journeys. However, despite such powerful hardware, many are resigned to just imagine and not act; as their capacity for action has been teth ered somehow and they restrict themselves for fear of ridicule, failure or experienc ing some unpleasant result. As a baby el ephant is staked to the ground and shackled with heavy manacles, its brain recalls that it cannot move beyond where it is located; and so it stays put. That elephant grows up and becomes a powerful pachyderm but now the handlers can restrict its movement by limiting it to a much smaller stake and often times a much weaker chain. The elephant, feeling the tug of the weak re straint, stops because in its mind it cannot get away and resigns itself to stay only in the space where the rope or chain allows it to go. The aim of this article, and indeed this column; is to remove that impression ing themselves in that state. Dr. David Schwartz delves deeper into his book The Magic of Thinking BIG by tackling the question of how How to Think BIG! As I think about the elephant I recognize a connection between one of the Schwartz points to the advice from age-old philosophers: know thyself. He men tions that most people interpret this say ing to mean know only thy negative self. He further states that most self-eval uations consist of long lists of ones faults, shortcomings and inadequacies and if we know only our negative characteristics, were in a mess and our value is small. When presented with an open door of freedom, that elephant considers the door, looks at the stake and chain and says within himself, I am too small, I am too weak; and so the door of freedom closes time and time again. How many opportunities have you missed because you saw yourself as too small, not smart enough, not possess ing the right connections? Dr. Schwartz mentions that where success is concerned people are measured by the size of their point of knowing thyself, Dr. Schwartz puts forth several key actions which help to reverse this negative self-perception; A) Maintain positive mental images in ones mind B) Embrace a BIG thinkers vocabu lary and C) See possibilities and not just reali ties. Several decades ago a famous sci behavior. The essence of the study was that monkeys were introduced to reward (a bunch of bananas at the top of a pole); as well as punishment (an indiscriminate elec tric shock administered to some subjects climbing the pole). Because punishment was introduced as individual subjects were going for a reward this introduced fear into the group and those ones who had felt the shock held back anyone who was try ing to go for the reward. Even when new subjects were introduced into the study who knew nothing about the original re ward and punishment scenario; they would eventually prevent other new subjects from moving towards the reward because of the fore them. possible with these primates and they were asked why they were preventing these new subjects from getting the reward they would not be able to tell you. They them selves could not come up with a plausible answer but could only say that its because someone before them stopped their for ward progress. The results of this study are so similar to human behavior. Many persons in our society want to think big but there are so many around them who prevent them fearing some form of punish ment will spring upon them for trying or that they may even get the reward, thereby surpassing them. Quite often these persons who had such great drive and determination soon proving looks of those sedentary observers around them. Very soon no one is going for the reward, no one is trying and yet the reward is so close. The bumble bee is a case study in thing about the bumble bee one comes to does! Observing it you would think that failure is a foregone conclusion in its case. Surely the bumble bee will break its wings under the sheer weight of its body and tumble uncontrollably to the ground with a thunderous splat! But wait, the bumble bee second nature. Everyone looking on is saying that but no one told the bumble bee. In its mind physics that are applied here are quashed ceeds against conventional wisdom. So, are the laws of physics more real than the the laws of physics are trumped in this case. What could we achieve if we did not listen to those knots on the log of life, those benchwarmers, and those Monday morning quarterbacks? What long-stand ing belief could we squash just because we have the desire to do what it says we cant? What are you pursuing? Go after it! What are you considering to do? Just do it! Stop listening to what people say cant be done and do it! Our societies and neighborhoods can be better but it will take us to make it so. We can become smarter, stronger, and braver; but it takes effort on our part to make it so. The unfettered mind is a powerful thing and unlocks pos sibilities for itself and all those around it. Will those with unfettered minds please stand up and do something! Dr. Schwartz leaves the reader to Grow BIG by thinking BIG! Dont sell yourself short. Conquer the crime of self-deprecation. Concentrate on your assets. You are better than you think you are. Use the big thinkers vocabulary. Use big, bright, cheerful words. Use words that promise hope, victory, hap piness, pleasure; avoid words that create unpleasant images of failure, defeat and grief. Stretch your vision. See what can be, not just what is. Practice adding value to things, to people and to yourself. Get the big view of your job, the next grade level or your next business venture. Think; really think your present job, grade or business is important. Promotion to the next level depends mostly on how you think towards your present job, grade or business. Think above trivial things. Focus your attention on big objectives. Before getting involved in a petty matter, ask yourself, Is it really important?

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October 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 21 Heartfelt ThanksI had not planned to age---but it happened anyway! e magic age of 65 came doubly quickly for me for 2 reasons--e most important reason was that I was having such an incredible time teaching rst at Amy Roberts School in Green Turtle Cay and then at Hope Town School with the fantastic,excited students and wonderful,dedicated parents talented teachers ,hard working sta,and my supportive community ,the 35 years simply ew. e second reason was that there was a 35 year long joke with all my students about my age--so according to all my past and present students( and myself !)--I was only 35 when I was retired Your little white stories do catch up to you What a ride those years were More exciting projects, programs, events,trips and achievements than anyone could possibly have imagined. My heart swelled with pride at students growing up into responsible (my fav word !) adults and making their way successfully into the world-I never wanted my career as Principal/Teacher to end But so it has and now I am working in the Tourism industry and planning on joining students and guests in environmental activities here at the resort where I am working. One of the best days of my life was the recent retirement party given for me by the PTA and Teachers of Hope Town School. e day was lled with laughter, tears, roasting and toasting in the company of dear friends,relatives, colleagues, former students and present students at school now.e planning committee of Lindsey McCoy, Pleasants Higgs, Erica Russell Teachers and students outdid themselves to provide a perfect party. I will cherish the events of that day forever. I even went to school the following Monday so the students could sing their song to me again I was pleased that our Member of Parliament Mr. Edison Key and his wife Kathy were able to come as well as all of our Hope Town Council members, Harold Malone, Don Cash and Donnie Carey and District Superintendent Lenora Black and ocers Colleagues came all the way from Sandy Point to Treasure Cay and from all the cays and settlements between. I was thrilled to see so many people and spend time visiting and catching up Speeches were heartfelt, hilarious and touching and I appreciated each and every one. Your gis of the new iPad,gorgeous personal art and the jewelery were dearly loved .Beautiful Harl Taylor purses from their creator ,who is my sister at heart and the Androsia purse added to the generous gis made by talented Bahamians. So as I graduate from one phase of my life to another I want to let you all know how much your friendship, love and support has meant to me for the past 35 years and how much I look forward to our continued contact and friendship for the next 35. Hope Town School is le in capable hands with Mr. Justin Higgs at the helm--its outstanding legacy is assured to continue. I send heartfelt thanks for the wonderful party and to those who attended. God Bless each and every one of you!Candace M. Key Pothole Party Dear Editor, An annual problem. . .however, why not look at it as an opportunity for the community to come together and have a Pothole Fixing Party. PFP. After all, those who drive the roads contribute in some small way to the existence of the pot holes. I am not thinking of replacing the PLP, but rather men and young men with strong backs and hands to repair the pot holes under the supervision of some one who knows about such things. . . and, when the work is done, the ladies might be disposed to provide some eats after wards. In other words, a true community effort. AND. . .a celebration of what can be achieved when folk work together to achieve a common goal, one which will Come on, someone stand up and get it started! Way to go, Abaco! Barbara Lightbourn Brennan Expatriate Bahamian who loves Ab aco Let the Truth Be Told ple, I Phillipa M. Rolle Curry was mar ried to Pastor Mr. Michael Lucian Curry from November 27th, 1994 to September 17th, 2010. We had a good marriage and a good thing. He died holding my hand and kissed me good buy. My parents taught me the value of family, love and endurance. Pastor, Im disappointed in you? Pastor, are you the perfect pastor, hus band, father, family and friends? My husband and I lived and fellowshipped in your home many times, if there was some marital stress in my marriage you never offered or gave counseling and you had so much opportunity to do so mainly because there was no need for it. Pas tor the 16 year old daughter you claim he, my late husband, asked to leave the house was such a lie. The 16 year old then, when we got married, was nowhere to be found in the house. You know she dropped out of private high school at the age of 14 years old with a baby and was doing her own thing from then. We went looking for her to invite her to the wed way we did the other 3 children. After 6 months of our marriage we went on the streets looking for her and brought her baby home but she did not want to be disciplined so she left home again. After our 1st anniversary upon out return home we continued to look for her. I found her 1 year later and enrolled her in College of the Bahamas. She dropped out of college with another baby then she left the house and the rest his history. The same daughter who is now between 32 to 34 years old is now in Freeport, been put a side with a husband, 4 children and 1 grandchild so the brother can campaign embarrass and stress free. The family is angry with me because I would not take her in. If YOUR house and family is to goof for her and her family to be with why should I take her? I am still trying to recover from daddys pain and loss. My great nephew you also had your 5 cents I never had marital stress where my husband and I had to separate, can you say the same for you and yours? The two of you, if you were there for your father like children who would show appreciation for good upbringing, schooling and life, you would have known what was going on, youll were invited time and time again to join us on occa sions especially on Fathers day, youll cancel out. The love and affection was never shown to him in my 17 years of marriage. You were gone out of his life before I met him so I cant see how youll and other family members can say I put a wedge between him and you. Let the truth be told You claim that you were busy as a bank manager, having your own family to deal with and church. You claim that you were busy working in the Trea sury, your own family and church. asked me to leave my job, to close my business and to leave my homeGrand Bahama to move to Abaco with him in 2008. If there was a marital stress he would have been happy to move back af ter 40 years. He would have said Hun, which was my nick mane to him, Im go ing home and you remain in Freeport and com on weekends when you can, but he didnt, he insisted that we move together. Being the loving obedient wife I packed our belongings and accompanied my hus band. You said your father was not vic timized out of his job, well in 2007 the F.N.M. party used his victimization on the campaign trail as an example as we discussed it as a family. You said your father did not have a heart attack and that it must have been in my mind. Well after you saw that I, Ms. Phillipa Curry, the wife of your father has left jobs and took your father to The Rand Hospital in Freeport, Princess Margaret, Doctors Hospital Nassau, Jackson Memo rial Florida, Auskell Marsh Harbour and Marsh Harbour Clinic between 2008 and 2010 and he was getting worst you then said to me to let you take him to your heart specialist friend in Florida, I asked you why did you wait till I became like the woman with the issue of blood, you said you forgot about him, because I was doing such a good job. Let the truth be told. It was July 30th 2010 he, with 1 sis ter, an aunt her husband and cousin took his father to Palm West Heart Center, al lowing me to have a break and to keep my job because my boss was complaining, do you not remember such occurrences? Pastor M.L. Curry was admitted in Palm West Hospital Heart Center on July 21st, 2012, August 1st, 2010 He called me, he said Mom, daddy say come. I asked him why, he said daddy cant be without you, I said to him I have to ask my boss and I need to wait until I get pay, he said ask them when you go to work tomorrow I said yes I will, then he let me talk to my husband I told him the same thing, he said Hun I need you to come now I miss you I said you to sweetie but I have to wait until Friday when I get pay. I gave in my resignation on August 6th 2010 and join my husband and fam ily in Florida in August 07th 2010, but the sad thing was, my step son had left turned to Abaco on August 13th 2010. He and the Curry family if there was not a heart problem why take to the heart in stitution? Your father was too intelligent to want to have a stressful woman around him more than his family. You praised me and spoke highly of your father and my love for each other before now, but the P.L.P. government spoke highly of him To all women, stand by your man when he has and when he doesnt have, dont let anyone or anything come be tween you and your marriage. Remem bering your marriage bows the state for better or for worse. In sickness or in health, until death do us part. To my deceased husband if loving was wrong I dont want to be right. Rest In Peace Phillipa M. Rolle Curry More Letters to the Editor Nothing for the Rest of Us Dear Editor, Two and a half years ago I applied for a card to help me with my medication bills. Every month it is hard to keep up with a large amount of money for all of my meds so I asked for help but I was just a white Bahamian so I got no help. Well, thats OK too. Immigrants go in one week and the next week they have it. I guess after all they were given Marsh Harbour. Its so stink and it looks like the dump. Well, nothing can be done? These people in Government that is all they want to give to. I wonder how many of them are sweet hearting with them. Nobody in government wants to do anything for anyone else. They can all kiss where the sun dont shine. Martha Russell

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Page 22 Section B The Abaconian October 15, 2012 Rentals : Services: ABACO ISLAND PHARMACY LTD.We have moved! Next to ECC and across from BTC, Marsh Harbour 367.2544 tel 367.6544 faxabacoislanpharmacy@gmail.comPrescriptions Testing Beauty Supplies Vitamins Supplements 8:30am 6pm Sundays 9am 4pm SIMMONS Security & InvestigationsSecurity Guards Armored Van Security Cameras Burglar Alarms Private Investigations Credit CollectionsResidential Commercial MarineFreeportTel: (242) 351-8321 Fax: (242) 351-1460AbacoTel: (242) 367-0321 Fax: (242) 351-1460 Business Service Directory Big Cat Equipment THE KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS IS TO MARKET AND PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS ON A CONSISTENT BASIS. One way to get your business known is to start with a BUSINESS CLASSI FIED for only $45 per issue for B&W or opt for our six issue discount rate. Contact Us For More Information 367-3200 or email: abaconiannews@gmail.com GET YOUR BUSINESS KNOWN!! All Mart Don McKay Blvd Opposite Royal Bank1-242-367-0712CASH FOR GOLD PAWNS SMALL LOANS CONSIGNMENT UNLOCK PHONES CELL PHONES COMPUTERS IPADS & IPODS FLAT SCREEN TVS GAMING SYSTEMS We Do Repairs On: Change Ministries and Texaco partner for Gas Buy Down Change Ministries International and Texaco-Quality Star Auto Services Ltd. organized a Gas Buy Down on Oct.5 to help lower the price of gas from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. During the Gas Buy Down, 75 cents was taken off of every gallon of gas purchased. In celebration of the churchs 10-year anniversary, Pastor Samuel Cornish and First Lady Carmen Cornish were joined by members of their congregation who as coming events while others cleaned wind the pumps. Although the scene was somewhat chaotic at times with vehicles entering and exiting the service station, Pastor Cornish said it was well worth it. Anybody knows that the price of gas is really, really high at this time; what we did is knocked 75 cents off of every gallon of gas, so what everybody has been doing plained. We just wanted to give back and do something for the community for the 10 years that we have been here. Andrew Albury, owner of TexacoQuality Star, said that 1,600 gallons of gas was purchased in the two-hour period. Initially set at $6.29 per gallon, custom ers were able to enjoy the 75-cent discount honoured by Change Ministries, and pur chase gas at $5.54. Albury appreciated the gesture by Change Ministries because the event goes along the lines of what Texaco had been planning to offer to its customers via monthly promotions. He added that the Gas Buy Down worked out even better than expected, and ever, he said that he would request the sup port of the police the next time around in was Dr. Sherilee Hunt, a taxi driver. Change Ministries is just doing marvelous like theyve always done. I am proud of the ministry, and I know that they are capable of continuing this, Hunt said. istries has moved mountains, and moved so much in our community. I am proud of our pastor and his wife and his delegation and the ones who are pulling together with him to do this be cause you know this is needed. Things are tough and have been backed up for a while, but God is good because Hes using special folks to bless us. On Oct.12, Change Ministries invit ed the community to join them at an event called Party in the Backyard at Change Ministries from 11 a.m. to midnight. The event featured Junkanoo, Genesis, New Entry Band, and the CMI Praise and Wor ship Team along with gospel artists like Ricardo Clarke and Monty G. Stalls were set up to sell everything from clothing to food and drinks. Dis and Dat

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October 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAIDWEST PALM BCH FLPermit NO 4595Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service RequestedVOLUME 20 NUMBER 20 OCTOBER 15TH, 2012By Canishka Alexander A Stronger Abaco: A Stronger Bahamas was the focal theme of the 9th An nual Abaco Business Outlook held at New Vision Ministries on September 26. The agenda included a diverse line up of speak ers with Dennis Lightbourn, vice president Historic Cabinet meeting outlines plans for AbacoBusiness community attends Abaco OutlookTown meeting run amokof the Abaco Chamber of Commerce, giving the welcome address along with an up date on behalf of the Chamber before the Honourable Obie Wilchcombe, Minister of Tourism, gave his remarks on "A 21st Please see ABO Page 16 Above: Geoff Houston at the 9th Annual Business Outlook. During his presentation he noted the 800% increase in data consumption since the unveiling of BTCs 4G network. A live-televised town hall meeting was held on October 4 to discuss issues relevant to ingly blurred. Police had to be called as cameras cut to commercial during a particularly heated segment. Above: a heated crowd, seated divisively along party lines, drown out the responses of the panelists. For the full story see page 5. By Timothy Roberts After holding a historic Cabinet Meeting in Abaco on October 2, Prime Minister Perry Christie and his ministers announced a number of decisions made for Abaco, including more than $1.6 million in promised road repair and infrastructure and a pledge to increase police manpower on the island. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works Philip Brave Davis noted that his ministry made a decision to improve the roads after a site inspection in September in Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town, Murphy Town, Great Abaco and Green Turtle Cay. The projected works include reme dial and improvement road works at Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town and Murphy Town million for the work. Work in Green Tur Mr. Davis said that a contract award ed by the former administration was not government plans to complete work on Forrest Drives Sidewalk at an additional This government shares your concerns and feels your frustration and can Please see Cabinet Page 2 decisions which had been made for Abaco.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian October 15, 2012 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com in session. report the necessary materials for the proj ects have been ordered with a view of comMinister of National Security Dr. Bernard Nottage said many residents have complained about the need for more po lice on the island. He said that the Cabinet has authorized him to look into this and he will discuss the matter with the commis sioner of police to see how manpower can be boosted. He added that he is concerned about the security of a number of government buildings, including the structure that houses the Treasury Department. We are concerned that perhaps the time has come for us to review the provi sion of policemen for the entire island of robberies which have created a tremendous Minister of Education Jerome Fitzgerald said three preschools will be built on Abaco while his ministry seeks to allocate more scholarships to the island and There are three areas where we ted that we will build three preschools in to be created north of Green Turtle Cay, Abaco. According to Minister of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Local Government V. Alfred Gray, We are nearing the end million investment by a Bahamian com Minister of Health Dr. Perry Gomez said two mammogram machines ordered for the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) in Nassau and the Rand Memorial Hospi tal in Grand Bahama have arrived in the country. Gomez said the machine for PMH was scheduled for installation on October 1 and staff will be trained to use it. The machine for the Rand in Grand Bahama will be installed this month as well, Gomez added. This will enable women and men throughout the Commonwealth to obtain state-of-the-art testing and follow up care for an illness that is so very common in our country; its time that we address that He added that the mini-hospital cur rently under construction in Abaco is set time it has ever been held outside Nassau. The Opposition has charged that the entire a political ploy considering the upcoming North Abaco by-election. The Prime Min ister defended his decision to hold Cabinet outside of Nassau and announced tentative plans to hold Cabinet on Grand Bahama Cabinet From Page 2

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October 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 All Abaco Court of Appeal orders BEC to publicly consult on operations peal, the Bahamas Electricity company (BEC) was made aware that it must engage in public consultation regarding the opera tion of its Abaco power plant. According to the Responsible Development of Abaco (RDA) the court decision makes Abaco residents privy to any decision regarding the power plant. Permits are now required lic consultation must be held regarding operational decisions. struggles since its inception regarding lo cation, fuel type, abandoned pipeline plans and public scrutiny. Among the most glar ing issues, according to the RDA, was the fact that the decision to construct the power that decision was not made public until judicial review on this, and other grounds. RDA charged, and was upheld in the Meeting regarding the power plant was not adequate as meaningful public con sultation since construction had already commenced. The Court of Appeals could meaningful public consultation regarding the construction and location of the Wilson City power plant prior to its construction. Also of concern to RDA was that no was submitted to the Bahamas Environ ment Science and Technology (BEST) Commission. Considering this, the Court of Appeals agreed that the public legiti The Court of Appeals dismissed RDAs application of constitutional relief because it was based on essentially the same facts as [the] judicial review applica tion hence there was duplicity in launching both claims rendering the constitutional rethorities will not want to go through the consultation with Abaconians will occur.Police called at town hall meetingOn October 4 a town hall style in terview with panelists was held at the Anglican Parish Hall in Marsh Harbour. The meeting was moderated by long-time television personality, Darold Miller, and Radio Abaco and Bahamas Christian Net work owner Silbert Mills. The panelists were met with questions from the modera tors including the upcoming gambling ref erendum, the political campaign in North Abaco, the economy and the recent Cabi net meeting held on Abaco. There was also a contentious question and answer session later in the program that required police intervention. The meeting was tele vised live on Cable 12. ence members it became clear that party alliance would be clearly demonstrated. Yellow-clad Progressive Liberal Party while their red-dressed Free National Movement counterparts occupied the left. Throughout most of the evening if a state ment was made by a political representa tive, either the Hon. Zhivargo Laing or the Hon. Kenred Dorsett, audible boos or cheers were made. This behavior required the moderators to make special mention for the crowd to settle down and to re spect the panel members. The panel included Minister of En vironment and HousingKenred Dorsett, Abaco Chamber of Commerce spokes manDave Ralph, Senator and former Minister of State for FinanceZhivargo Laing, Central Abaco District Council Chief CouncilorGeorge Cornish, and Abaco member of the Bahamas Christian CouncilPastor Steven Knowles. Mention was made that despite the many prominent Abaco women in business and politics, none were present on the panel. The mod erators apologized to the viewers. The election dominated a large part of the conversation that night. The Hon. Laing made clear that the seat belongs his party is hopeful they will return their candidate, Greg Gomez, to the seat. The Hon. Dorsett, representing the Progres sive Liberal partys views, reinforced the idea put forth by the Prime Minister that their candidate, Renardo Curry, will have a direct line to the government. The Hon. Laing came back asking that if all the projects had been promised regardless of the winner, referring to the recent de cisions from the Abaco Cabinet meeting, then why would it matter who won the seat in North Abaco. Regarding Mr. Gomezs now famous Nassau Guardian Radio interview, where the candidate was unable at the time to an swer questions regarding his employment, the Hon. Laing came to his defense. He said that since the interview it had been been employed by several schools in the state of Florida and that, during the in terview, there had been no lapses in his The Cabinet meeting was met with a more tempered response by both the crowd and the panelists. Mr. Cornish said the event was a good opportunity for the Ministers to see what their Ministries are sure it gave Abaco and the fact that, per promoted was good. Representing the Abaco Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Ralph said, We dont get overly involved in politics. But it speaks well to the area that we could han Moving back to the election and the calls of victimization and passionate de bates that have been occurring in the com never seen it like this before in my life. Abaconians have to realize that all these Ministers will leave, but Curry and Go Please see Meeting Page 21

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian October 15, 2012 White Sound, Elbow CayFULL SERVICE MARINA WATERFRONT VILLAS For local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.comBahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun.Enjoy a delicious dinner with usSea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Happy Hour Daily 5 pm 6 pmOpen Year RoundCome lounge at The Helm, our indoor 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 Abaco Urban Renewal 2.0 awaits By Jennifer Hudson Abaco Urban Renewal involves the Police Department, Social Services, Ministry of Works and the Department of Environmen who is heading this program, is assisted These people were chosen to make up the team for different reasons and alto gether have nine years of community re lations work between them. W/Sgt Moss and WRC Jones are both Creole speak ing which helps considerably in dealing Sgt. Smith. The police team has already made assessments in Dundas Town, Mur phy Town, Coopers Town and Blackwood and put forward the names of persons who need help. A major focus will be working with W/Sgt. Smith, and to this end the police have put forward a number of initiatives to be implemented in schools under the head ing of the RENEW programme. This will be geared towards suspended students. W/ Sgt. Smith in her daily duties of patrols and school visits, observed the need for a encing behavioural challenges as a result of oppressed home situations, bad relation ships, unsupervised homes and criminal elements in the home. ed from school have nothing to do they get in trouble so something had to be put in reformative and developmental program based on volunteers from the community with the goal of renewing the attention and good behavior of suspended students and showing them that the wider commu nity cares and has their interests at heart. This will involve counseling, job training, community service and leadership training. Through carefully designed programs and active community participation, RENEW will provide solutions and practical ways for challenged you to become productive Assisting her in the RENEW programme are Whitney J. Bain of the Whit sun Leadership Group (Leadership) ; Margaret Smith, Christian Counseling Centre and Vernelle Swain, Wellspring Leader ship and Development Centre (Counsel (Basketball); Pastor Erlyn Baillou, Senior tional, Elaine Pilon, Retired Liaison Of(Dance) and Jawette Evans, Dept. of Social Services (Community Service help ing in Old Folks Home, Cleaning Parks etc.). A Drill Corps programme is planned throughout the entire Abacos. This will be a disciplinary and also after-school pro gramme which is for all students, not just those who have got themselves into trou ble, and will focus on learning to be part will run the program for boys in grades 4 gram for girls. Sgt. Dorsett of the school police unit will be in charge of the high school programme. This programme has already begun in Abaco Central High, SC Boodle, Coopers Town Primary and Trea sure Cay Primary. The team has also been to Hope Town and Man-O-War to speak assigned to those areas. Drill competitions will be planned in the future between the different schools and also the students will be invited to perform drill displays at various events such Parental involvement will be an important factor and once a month there will be a social gathering to encourage interaction at which the students will put on a display for parents. Another incentive is the Etiquette Programme which is designed for grades two and up. This program will be interac tive with whatever the school already has in place for disciplinary measures such as detention. We will visit the students in detention and teach them basic etiquette such as the way to walk in the street, way to eat and where they should not eat and how to All Abaco Please see Renewal Page 7

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October 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 reach out to not only the young but also the elderly and will include initiatives such as a homework centre, after-school clubs, chess and tennis instruction, leadership clubs and of activities for senior citizens and her plan for the period September to December is to hold a luncheon for them at which they will be congratulated and thanked for their good works, enjoy entertainment and be presented with bags of groceries. the various government agencies. This will be an event which the community can come and watch and persons will also be invited to participate in segments such as free throw etc. The police team will also be dealing with the problems of stray dogs and litter. Any community that has an issue we will are laws on the books concerning dogs regarding their containment in a secured area and licensing. We are receiving a lot of complaints from tourists who are being chased on the beach and also bitten by stray dogs. We are following up all complaints and if the dog owners ignore the warnings then they will be prosecuted. Dumping of garbage and littering is another problem which we will be dealing with in conjunc tion with the Department of Environmental Urban Renewal is an awesome be focused and prepared to deal with what we have to deal with. We will be dealing All Abaco Renewal From Page 6 with social issues but also ready to deal with criminal offences if they occur. All issues will be passed onto the relevant de tors are still needed in all areas and W/Sgt. Smith asks anyone interested in assisting to Abaco humane societies struggling to continue great work By Jennifer Hudson The large number of stray dogs and cats on Abaco pose an ever-growing prob lem. Were it not for a number of animal lovers who devote much of their time and money in trying to help these animals and control the problem the island would be overrun. While there are many people who own dogs which they love dearly, treat them well and keep them in a fenced in yard, there are also far too many that get puppies and then when the animals are grown abandon them. They become a nui sance in neighbourhoods; biting people and tipping over garbage cans which have not been secured. These animals have often not been ly, compounding the problem. The police, through their Urban Renewal programme, are reminding the public that there are laws which require dog owners to make sure that their pets are licensed and kept in a fenced in area. There are too many situations in which dogs are chasing and biting tourists and locals on the streets and on the beach. Many of these dogs do not have homes, hunt in packs, are undernourished and unhealthy. The people who work tirelessly to try to control the problem and provide a better life for these animals are so often overlooked and are greatly to be commended. Angie and Nick Lowe of Treasure Cay have been helping dogs for as long as they can remember. We help dogs anywhere on Abaco, driving from Crown Haven to Sandy Point to pick up strays. Between spaying and neutering, shipping Angie told me. We also care-take puppies ourselves and treat them for mange. We Two years ago Angie and Nick took their work so that a bank account could be opened in this name to receive monies donated towards their work. Every year the Bahama Beach Club in Treasure cay hosts a fundraiser dinner with an auction which While this is a great help for which Angie and Nick are very grateful, they regret that the money doesnt last long considering these animals so in between they hold bake sales and other small fundraisers. Several of the dogs which Angie and Nick take in are shipped over to the Royal Potcake Rescue in Atlanta which is run by a lady who owns property on Green Turtle Cay. Other dogs are shipped to a lady in Palm Beach. We trust both of these places mals they deal with are dogs. Angie is very grateful for her hus bands help whom she says takes off plenty of time to assist her. They give much credit to both vets here, Dr. Bailey and Dr. Han nah, who very generously assist them in their work. They do need more help with legwork, however and anybody who would like to assist in that way or by donating Friends of Abaco Animals is another group which assists with stray dogs and cats. Janie Thompson, who is a key worker for the group, she said that their job is harder these days because there is less money around and people who are willing to assist the humane societies are over whelmed. Janie has devoted many years of hard work to this group which her sister, Friends of Abaco Animals started in Hope Town but now covers the whole of All our foster homes are now full so we have no more room for fostering any are sent to Warm Hearts in Fort Lauderdale and Royal Potcake Rescue in Atlanta which also sponsors spay and neuter clinics on Abaco using the local vets. We have done a big Job on cats on Green Turtle Cay and are very appreciative of the women in Hope Town who organize the feeding sta homes for cats as nobody wants cats. We have a yard sale every January which provides three quarters of the money for our Please see Humane Page 11

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian October 15, 2012 From the Editor's Desk // Respect The Abaconian Bradley M. Albury Editor-in-Chief AB 20213 Marsh Harbour Abaco, The BahamasLogo Photo Credit: Tuppy Weatherford Reporters/Freelance Contributors: Canishka Alexander, Samantha Evans, Jennifer Hudson, Timothy Roberts, Mirella Santillo, Rashida Murray, Lee Pinderen Phone 242-367-3200 FAX 242-367-3677 AbaconianNews@gmail.com Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9 Abacos most complete newspaper.2022 Aero Circle New Smyrna Beach FL. 321687,500 copies Published twice monthlyFree at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rates: $20.00 Abaco $25 other Bahamas (One Year) $45.00 USA $65 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Order The Abaconian TodayJUNE 2012Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail or Tel # 24 issues US$ or B$ Above subscription is a gift from: $45 USA via 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas via surface $20 to Abaco US$65 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: 2022 Aero Circle, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32168 or: P.O. Box AB 20213, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below Why subscribe?The Abaconian will keep you informed on issues such as: Master Card VisaWE NOW EXCEPT MASTER CARD/VISA structure promises from the government that may or may not (depends on who you are going to get me for my birthday this Ah, yes. The by-election. So, election time. Big decision my North Abaco friends. The country is watching you, as you are aware, and your candidate choice will be echoed in the news cycles for weeks and weeks after as the losing side, no doubt, will continue to drag the other through the mud and pundits will debate your pick. PLP, FNM or BCP: they wont soon let you forget where you But theyre going to do so at a dis tance. You, we, are going to be here left with our decision and to pick up the pieces. Seeing so many important people on ister one day, the leader of the opposition politicians. Weve got quite the circus car dont think we got this worked up even during the General Election. Of course, Abaco gets so much attention. but respect for our political leaders. Yes, lieve many of them are in fact trying to do their best for us, the Bahamian people. But here is the problem. They have all, both the FNMs and the PLPs, made Abaco their bully pulpit for the past few months. Theyve whipped us up and pitted us against each other based upon the colour of the shirt we wear. No doubt effective in rallying votes, but its making a mess. After the election and weve put away our pom poms and posters well have to look each other in the eye again. Mr. Gomez and Mr. Curry will have remain here, regardless of who wins the seat. And they, in fact share some family. We all share some family. But that hasnt prevented this whole ordeal from getting pretty nasty. When these Ministers and Opposi tion members leave us we will have to pick up the pieces. We will no longer be PLP supporters or FNM generals: we will once again be Abaconians. We need to remem ber that. The politicians will return to Nas sau and the cameras and journalists will were sticking with you. your brother and sister Abaconian will still and drive past you on the way to work. Dont get caught up in a game that has no real winners. enough black eye during the October Town Hall Meeting. That meeting started out all wrong. ing for what should have been a discus sion about problems and topics relevant to Abaco. Red shirts sat on one side and yel would have thought that every issue related was clear nothing of substance would be show. On live television. A national broadcast. Mr. Laing would speak and the yel lows mumbled and hissed under their breath terrible things. Mr. Dorsett spoke not calling them Abaconians because that by a political groupthink. Not the rational, were present that evening. Obviously hungry to participate in society and learn what problems Abaco faces, these are going to We got to the main event, Phillipa ing to comment one way or another about concerned that wont matter to the pub will be remembered is the way we acted. that worries me. Look at Bahamians durof people more cohesive. That should be us. Not robots repeating campaign slogans over and over and destroying friendships for what amounts to very little. more. Bradley Monty Albury Editor-in-Chief // The AbaconianLIST OF GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS LOCATED IN THE NEW ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLEX, OFF CROKET DRIVE, MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO Need to get in touch with The Abaconian? 242-367-3200AbaconianNews@gmail.comwww.The Abaconian.com and twitter.

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October 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 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 Letters to the Editor Faith RestoredDear Editor, losing my faith in humanity, but this after noon it was restored. During a trip to Crossing Rocks this fore many minuets a truck pulled up driven by Lowell Burrows of Sandy Point who helped me on my way. Mr. Burrows was thoughtful, polite and friendly as well as being a reserve policeman. and hope this letter will encourage others to stop and assist when needed. Patrick J. Bethel Apologies to a LawyerDear Editor: ter from a lawyer from Nassau telling me that a local lawyer is suing me and taking ally dont understand why this particular lawyer would hire a lawyer to sue me. life, and so have my children. He is also my lawyer and my childrens lawyer. We My brother Michael V. Malone had three lawyers in Marsh Harbour. ThereWith apologies, Yvonne M. Malone-Albury-KeyImmigration CrisisDear Editor, We Bahamians have been nice for too long, having murders and bank robberies linked to you is more than enough! Time we did not give the DNA a chance, they would have solved this problem for us! These immigrants have invaded out educational institution, our health care sys tems, our job opportunities and our beds! Now theyre invading our homes more ag gressively with guns and taking it to the banks. When the government fails to please you, you move them. We kicked out the Please Note:Opinions expressed in Let ters to the Editor do not ions of The Abaconian or its staff. Letters are pre sented As Is with minimal editing. Names are removed tory content. Anonymity is respected.Happy reading. Trapsetters Taste Their Own MedicineDear Editor, people can become so pathetic and point the same ordeal. Since the General Elec tion, FNMS could be heard like squawk ing seagulls complaining about victim they are only getting a taste of their own medicine. hams government, complaints could be heard coming out of North and Central Ab aco about his supporters in the government government job because their families were PLP. But enough of the he saidshe high school, ready to work and take what the real world had to offer. My mother applications of persons to be hired. While trying to get me on the list, she received a reply from this female saying, This is for and being the only present PLP at the time (besides one other) indirect statements were made such as if you ain vote for laughter and side glances. an election scheme to win some votesbut and no man can intimidate me no man! those who campaign using victimization, remember in the Good Book: One of the things the Lord hates is a heart that devises Proverbs 26:27. Everything you did wicked when the FNM was in power is now acting as a boo merang. What you sow, so shall you reap! Gold & Bold, Erakesha Hield (Support Renardo Curry!) victim. Any Bahamian in their sane mind can see that immigration is the number one problem to be dealt with. You think it is the debt were in but of course we wont be able to keep money if we have to always send it to social service who aid school, or when we always have to deport them or buy hundreds of medical products per-week to send to clinics, hospitals that rooms. To make a long story short, how can we keep money when we always have to use it on these people, these burdens on gration is the cause of most of our problemsthink about it The Editor received an unusual amount of let ters this issue. For the rest turn to Section B (Lighthouse) Page 21. Do you have a letter? Email:BradleyAlbury@gmail.com

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian October 15, 2012 Stride for Life Walk organizedBy Jennifer Hudson The Abaco Cancer Society would on October 6 to participate in the annual Stride for Life Walk. Lilian Cash, Society President, said that she was disappointed, though, that the event was so poorly sup ported this year. Registration took place shirt. While the majority of the participants chose to walk, Kim Roberts, Leazona Central Abaco The Stride for Life Walk is held annually in October since October is Breast a fundraiser for the Cancer Society and to raise awareness of this dreadful disease. Cancer has affected countless hundreds of Bahamian men and women over the last decade. The walk is designed to promote healthier lifestyles and to raise cancer awareness in general but breast cancer in particular. on Abaco for the past few years. While the Cancer Society of the Bahamas was hoping all of the family islands would support this event only Nassau and Abaco organized a Summer Madness delights audienceBy Jennifer Hudson Judging by the response of the full house audience on September 29 at the Faith Convention Centre, the performance of Summer Madness by James Catalyn and Friends was a resounding success and greatly enjoyed. Everybody left with beaming faces and great praise for the cast. This was the groups third appearance on Abaco and its visits are always greatly an ticipated. Fifteen skits were performed includ ing some musical numbers, all of which while providing much fun and laughter, all have a serious theme and so enable people thought provoking but light hearted man which the annual Summer Madness revues life, from politics to religion to social com mentary, highlighting these many aspects of Bahamian life through the medium of comedy. This year the timely subjects highlighted by the groups special brand of comedy included the seemingly never end ing chaos of road works in Nassau, crime, social climbing. All of the acts were very pleased to see, once again this year gave another of his outstanding impersonations Teef Muh Tings. James Catalyn always makes his programme very topical and so had included various references to a couple of Abacos social problems. stated that; The players are at home on worked and performed under challenging conditions that may have daunted many Convention Centre may have added one more list to their challenges. The stage was certainly less than satisfactory and did indeed become quite dangerous caus ing many of the audience to sit with bated breath hoping that an accident would not happen The cast are to be praised for their Stride for Life walk with Grand Bahama organizing a 4 mile relay. At the end of the walk tables were set up for participants to purchase several Cancer Society items with logo such as key chains, mugs and recyclable bags. Funds raised from the walk will help towards providing airline tickets for cancer patients and screening clinics. Once again the Abaco Cancer Society wishes to thank all those who participated and would like to encourage more people to come out and Please see Madness Page 11 tember 29.

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October 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 Janie Thompson implores people to spay and neuter their animals. Please dont have the money then contact the vets great friend of the downtown potcakes. Over two years ago he opened a shelter for these stray dogs on land which used to be the Marsh Harbour dump. This shelter, which began by housing just a few dogs, is now home to almost forty. agility in working around a gaping space in the middle of the stage without letting it mar their performance and, fortunately safe stage will be provided for them. The James Catalyn and Friends The atrical Group is presently the Bahamas leading troupe in ethnic Bahamian The brainchild of renowned Bahamian writer, poet, satirist, Bahamian dialectician and actor James Catalyn. They are well known throughout The Bahamas, having performed on many of the family islands and are also internationally known having given performances throughout the United the group has also performed many fulllength features, one act plays, cultural shows and television performances and troupe members can also be heard and seen in many of the locally produced television and radio commercials. At the close of the performance Mr. through these reviews he is trying to teach Bahamians to laugh at themselves. Over the years all works performed by the group have been written by Mr. Catalyn himself but he stated that he has always encouraged members of the group to develop their writing skills so that they can take over af ter he has gone. Three of this years skits were written by up-and-coming writers Jovan But Central Abaco Madness From Page 10 ler, Juliet Holmes and Kennedy Storr. Mr. to members of the troupe who are now deceased. He also introduced new art di rector, Omar Williams, who thanked the audience for their kind hospitality and pre sented a cheque to Leazona Richard of the to Abaco. The audience had a chance to meet with the cast at the end of the evening since they formed a reception line in the lobby so that people could greet and chat with them as they left. They eat a huge amount of food each week and we need donors of food, some volunteers who help bathe, feed and more help and can be contacted at Pops Other animal rescue organizations stray potcakes of Abaco are Friends of Ab aco Animals, Abaco Animal Rescue Coali tion and the Treasure Cay Humane Soci please contact The Abaconian so they may also be recognized.Humane From Page 7 Petition to bring a Cable Abaco is being circulatedSince the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority town meeting was held in late September it has become in creasingly clear that Abaco customers want island. The status quo, which involves go ing through the local banks to pay bills, has many customers upset especially since additional fees are involved with this pro cess. At the end of October a petition will be sent to Cable Bahamas with signatures from affected customers. To have your name included in the Cable Bahamas petition, one can contact

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian October 15, 2012 Business By Canishka Alexander The Opportunity: Toward the back of the P & A Fabricating Company building, Paul Mills was already deep into his work one September morning. Donned in his signature blue bandana with black shades atop his head, he was hunched over a ruined garbage bin. As he looked up, Mills face was riddled with disappointment. This garbage bin has never had any body dies the soul is gone. The bottom of this garbage bin is completely gone its Because the water had not been drained out and raw food had been placed directly in the bins interior, deterioration was widespread. Complicating the problem even further was the lack of proper mainte nance, which meant that rats and dogs had easy access to whatever was put into it. Turning back to the project at hand, he measured seven inches from the gar bage bins base going all the way around the rusted area that would be cut off and sand it down, repaint it, re-fabricate the bottom and make it live again. off has to be replaced with a new seven inches to make the garbage bin completed marked. He then used a lever to draw a chalky line marking the seven inches that would all the way around the garbage bin until the bottom dropped out. Afterwards, he would An entrepreneur spotlight: Abaco businessman tackles garbage problem go into his steel pile, and retrieve steel to restore it to its former height and a capac ity of 72 inches of steel on the bottom. around he redesigned the remaining struc ture with a quarter of an inch of steel so it would be stronger, last longer, and take all the punishment that the world out there You know people really dont take care about their garbage bin until its advice to you is to have your garbage bin For grocery stores, business estabcapacity garbage bins are used and can capacity bins are designed for homes and can contain a little over a weeks worth of garbage. All in all, the dumpsters have a Disappointment resurfaced again when he considered that the garbage bins duty free nevertheless, people usually search abroad to purchase them. This has limited business for him, so he cant afford to hire people to help him when he makes a sale once or twice a month. But he knows that people will inevitably call on him when dogs knock their garbage out of the barrels and need him to pick the garbage up from their streets and yards. Undeterred, Mills said that what he is accomplishing at his business on a small scale is the new way and the new look for housing garbage. We have to leave the past behind sometimes, so we can reach for the fu ture. And this is the future housing our garbage where the dogs and the wild ani mals cannot destroy it or put it all over our Based on his visionary approach, Mills said a proposal was made to local and central government to provide the commu nity with the garbage bins, so that garbage collectors would have no issue with picking it up. He envisions a cleaner environment, better neighbourhoods, and a proper place to throw things people no longer want. The Challenge: Nevertheless, Mills acknowledged that he is being overlooked for reasons he is unsure of. Sadly, he believes that one reason could be that he is Bahamian. For Please see Garbage Page 15 proof garbage storage. He urges Abaconians to seek solutions close to home and to buy local.

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October 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 en-GBDr. Rashida Brown-Clarke; en-GB Psychiatryen-GB Please call for dateen-GB Dr. Charles Diggis:en-GB General Surgery/Lap Band Surgeryen-GB Please call for datesen-GB Dr. Arthur Clarke: en-GB General Surgery & Urologyen-GB Oct 27then-GB Dr. Carnille Farquharson;en-GB Family Medicineen-GB Oct 17th, 24th & 31sten-GB Dr. Winston Forbes;en-GB Cardiology/Internal Medicineen-GB Call for datesen-GB Dr. F. Bartlett; en-GBPediatricsen-GB Oct 13th & 14then-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-GBOct 19th & 26then-GB Dr. Marc Binard,en-GB General Practice & Internal Medicineen-GB Please call for datesen-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 October 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 Further Business him, its a shame because many Bahami ans were schooled in different countries to learn how to manage the things we come across. ernment is not instilling in our people the proper way to facilitate the things that we need to do. For once garbage should be housed in the proper facility. They give the garbage contracts to people who dont even have the trucks because there is a kickback or because they are a friend of theirs or family. This is wrong to our economy. We are robbing our economy out of things that it should have because of who you know and not what you know. And thats killing be a strong nation, we have to give people the respect of the things that they can do instead of who they know. Because who you know sometimes cant do the things that you told them and want them to do. Everybody wants something for helping somebody. Why cant you just do some keeping my community and my country We are bringing in foreign investors and foreign this and foreign that, and we have everything here in our own backyard. buy in the pharmacy, and we have it right what we already have. We have a future A Future for Abaco Mills is a part of that future. He is a steel worker who does welding and fabri cates steel, and he has been employed by Canam Steel Corporation; Seacrest Closure in Milwaukee, Wis., The Railroad Company repairing railroad cars; and Waste Managements Waste Equipment Department. After leaving Abaco in the early a purpose and a way to help. He start ed working as a busboy and eventually worked his way up to a waiter and a chef. after meeting people from there. motivated, people were going places, peo ple were doing things and people were suc cessful. And the part about it that captured my eyes was that people were people wherever you go and your respect took you as ful to his mother for being the only guid ance and counsel he knew, and for being a hard-working parent. With a purpose be hind what he wanted to do and a desire to return home, Mills had no time to waste. Of course, he went through varying chal lenges, but he learned to get back up.Garbage From Page 14 By Canishka Alexander The blaring midday sun did nothing to deter the collective efforts of those who pitched in during the restoration project to restripe the Murphy Town basketball court at Abaco Central High School on Septem ber 29. gressive Liberal Partys North Abaco Can -Bahamas Striping teams up with candidate for court project didate Renardo Curry and Bahamas Striping Company President Atario Mitchell the work began at 9 a.m. with a handful of young men from the community. Mitchell, who grew up on Abaco, was pleased to support Curry because it gave him the opportunity to give back to Basketball Court. Please see Garbage Page 19 Please see Striping Page 19

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian October 15, 2012 THE HOLIDAYS ARE ALMOST HERE!!There are only 4Abaconian Issues Left before The HolidaysDont Forget to Advertise your: Restaurant Specials Political & Business Thank You ads Christmas & New Year Events Store and Merchandise Open House School & Church Programs DEADLINE FOR AD PLACEMENT FOR: November 1st issue is October 25th December 1st issue is November 22nd November 15th issue is November 8th December 15th issue is December 6thTelephone: 242-367-3200 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com Fax: 242-367-3266 www.theabaconian.com Dr. Keith Lewis Will be in ofce from: Monday October 22nd thru Monday October 29thAlso Dr. Lewis will be at:Student Career Day, Wed Oct 24th Government Clinic Health Fair, Sat Oct 27th On Radio Abaco, Tues Oct 23rd 9-10am 242-367-0020 Century Paradigm." Min. Wilchcombe believed that Tour ism's slogan of being "Better in The Baha mas" should be the standard that is adhered to on each island. He fully commended the nearly completed airport terminal in Marsh Harbour adding that the airport runway re quires more square footage to accommo date bigger aircrafts. On another note, his ministry is working closely with the Bahamas National Trust to ensure the sustainability of what we have. He added that the bottom line is ensuring that we create jobs as we place emphasis on the delivery of quality service to our visitors. Renward Wells, Parliamentary Secre tary for the Ministry of Works, spoke con Before mentioning upcoming plans, he an nounced that all government departments will be housed in the new government located for the resurfacing of the Treasure pairs to roads in Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town, Murphy Town and Green Turtle Cay. Repairs to the Cooper's Town Dock are nearing completion and docking facili ties in North Abaco are under review. "Be assured that the government's commitment is to provide services neces sponse to the prevalence of pot holes on Abaco roads, Wells said that within the of Perma Patch to patch holes and possibly get crews out of Nassau to assist with the repairs. Algernon Cargill braced the topic of "Na for All." Cargill said he was convinced Further Business previous administration which are being kept. He also made reference to the possibility ABO From Page 1 Please see ABO Page 18 niversary. He was pleased to emphasize Plan, wage ceiling increase and labour force coverage to name a few. He added that most of the 22 amendments made are now enforced. However, he stressed, the Bahamian people are a part of this success. "While the fund remains strong, it can only remain strong with your support," he advised. tor, also spoke of Abaco's success. With Abaco, there are incredible opportunities for outdoor activities like diving, snorkel ing and kayaking, he said. Carey said Bahamians can create small business oppor tunities based on our marine environment. intent is to link its parks with products. drive that would incorporate different habitats on the tour that give way to a ridge with one of the most dramatic viewscapes found at Hole in the Wall. He reminded the audience that we have valuable assets like the lighthouse found on Abaco and San Salvador that we don't take advantage of. Carey looked forward to training nature tour guides to become more skilled and who can help out in these areas. "Abaconians love their environment their environment," Carey shared. Meanwhile, Geoff Houston, BTC's CEO, looked at the way the company has undergone its transformation. He gave a breakdown of what Cable and Wireless is; what is happening in telecommunications around the world and how it relates to The Bahamas; the company's journey in the last year; and what they are looking to achieve going forward. Houston now realizes that there is an "almost insatiable demand for data communications in The Bahamas, so there are plans to roll out the LTE network been revolutionized by the products that ing from a family of entrepreneurs, Albury of adversity. He said that despite the long standing recession, Abaco still remains as the third and fastest growing economy in The Bahamas. He reminded his colleagues to remember their history and to carefully and internal challenges faced by Abaconi ans, we are still pictured as a thriving community. While our story is still be written, Albury envisions our island growing in a sustainable way. Health and Wellness, advised that there must be healthy living for a stronger Abaco. Sadly, many of the illnesses that lead to death are not only treatable, but are pre ventable. However, it is because of poor have imprisoned ourselves in the chains of chronic illness like hypertension, choles terol and diabetes. Added to the high rate of mortality is the high cost of health care. empower people, they are more motivated to want to make changes and want to do good." Motivation was also key for Manuel tive. His role is to give technical assistance to government and private entities so that they can identify opportunities to help them grow and market their products. Based on his last workshop with Abaco farmers, Messina acknowledged the need for insti tutional strengthening, rural development, sustainability and education of farmers. "You have to work on something more than beaches," he admonished. Messina didn't have to wait long to

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian October 15, 2012 Further Business neurial opportunities involving small scale eco-tourism.ABO From Page 16 Local businesses support Lee Denim Day for cancer awarenessBy Canishka Alexander Businesses everywhere have joined awareness to a disease that has claimed the lives of many around the world. During the month of October, which is designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, local businesses held month-long promotions or participated in Lee Denim Day or similar events. At John Bull, customers received a free Pandora Pink leather bracelet with the breast can of Pandora Jewelry. The promotion runs last. The Abaco Cancer Society organized two events the Stride for Life Walk/Run event, which was held on October 6, and the upcoming Kayak Challenge Up A According to Gennie Dean, chairperson for the Cancer Societys Stride for nesses supported the Stride for Life Walk. They included: Bahamia; Shoe Village; G First Caribbean; Scotiabank Ltd.; Royal Bank of Canada; Bank of The Bahamas; Aquapure; Nautilus; Rubins; John Bull; Thompson Trading Co.; Milo B. Butler & Sons Ltd.; Lowes Wholesale; Starbucks; Ltd.; Doctors Hospital; Colombian Emer alds; Kentucky Fried Chicken; Superclub Breezes; Comfort Suites; Hard Rock Caf; Montagu Gardens; Dolphin Encounters; Sky Bahamas; Bahamasair; Bahamas Fast Ferries; and Compass Point. sold Pink Ribbon cupcakes in remem brance of their deceased sister Brendalee Cornish, and asked for the communitys goal. The goal, according to Bertlyn Cor nish-Linden, was to make a donation to the Abaco Cancer Society to aid them in raising awareness and assisting cancer patients on the island. The cupcakes were available in chocolate and buttercream and vanilla Chelseas Choice complemented their water bottles with pink caps in recognition of the worthy cause, and over at BAF Fi nancial, Lee Denim Day was supported by its staff members. Abaco Denim Coordinator Nia Coo per, who is a four-year cancer survivor, said the event has been a part of their organization for 14 years on Nassau and for her co-workers have been affected by the disease as well as others she knows in the community, so the movement holds special As an employee of BAF and a surnity to inform other women, that there is lives; this isn't to say early detection solves everything, for it doesn't, however it in creases the options available and improves As a Bahamian woman it is important that we take note of what's happing lieve when you do nothing you feel over whelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel a sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better. During the month of October, millions of people around the world will participate in Cooper said that T-shirts for children and adults along with jewelry, pink wrist bands, squeeze bottles and car magnets because proceeds will be donated to the Abaco Cancer Society. Additionally, she asked that companies and schools in the community allow their employees and stu dents to join them in wearing their T-Shirts Please see Denim Page 19 hear an innovative idea as Llewellyn Cartwright, a senior associate of Callendars & Co., approached the podium. Cartwright craft Registry, which he said could revive and diversify our economy. He said that an aircraft registry will broaden services offered and increase employment in the aviation industry. One such company that Nevertheless, there are a few pertinent steps that will pave the way for this to hap pen including becoming a signatory to the Cape Town Convention. Cartwright said with those things in place The Bahamas is in a good position to become the top ju risdiction for ancillary service, and a true aviation destination. Michael Hartman, managing partner for the Hope Town Harbour Lodge, pleasure in being on Abaco. As a mem ber of the Bahamas Boutique Hotel Group, Hartman assured that boutique hotels are the strength of Abaco and The Bahamas. With that said, he conceded that he has never sold a hotel room in his career. keting is an every-day process, and the key There are thousands of other smaller hotels

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October 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 Further Business Denim From Page 18 change for a donation. Matching corporate sponsorship is also encouraged. Each Friday in October wont be the ordinary casual Friday; the shirts worn on this day will not only be worn for comfort, but it will make a powerful statement for employees and students elected to join millions of others across the world by partici Cooper thanked companies, organi zations and schools for their enthusiastic support every year for their participation and donations that make the fundraiser a success. For more information on how you per@mybafsolutions.com or tpinder@my bafsolutions.com. Nationwide donations support the tive Fund, the Bahamas Cancer Society and the Sister, Sister Cancer Support Group. My endeavour was to try to be as help my country move effectively and my After enrolling at Walkershore Coun ty School it gave Mills the chance to hit the books combined with an opportunity to tion is an art, and his professor instructed Garbage From Page 15 him to go after something he would always want to wake up to and be willing to do. Fabrication comes under welding, the beauty in the steel once it is fabricat After learning to weld, troubleshoot and familiarize himself with the equipment, Mills was encouraged to take the test for the Union he was assigned to which his amazement, while working at Seacrest Closure he appeared to be more of a helper than a welder. After working for the company for seven years, he learned about thermoforming or reject molding to create plastic signs, bins, caps, and garbage bags. You have to take what you learned in the classroom and put it aside until it is needful on the job because sometimes the job can be totally different, but the educa His services include building, paint ing, garbage pickup, maintenance and restoration of dumpsters. He also builds barbecue grills and boat trailers. The grills can be bought with or without detachable wheels and a front handle for easy move ment. better than this generation. Only one way of doing that is to deal with what we have now and help the ones who are here now. steel men on Abaco and most of the guys coming back from school, college and uni versity. We dont have the chance that we Striping From Page 15 his community. see today were here with the Bahamas Striping Company with our very own Atario Mitchell, who decided he wanted to give back to our community. Hes donatCurry said the project was a demon stration of what the PLP has been talking about along with young men and women starting their own businesses and being able to give back and to build their com munities. up on the basketball court because who from time played on the very same basket ball court during their high school days, will yield for youths in the community. A scheduled cleanup of the adjoin ing park along with the restriping of the place. Abaco Neem Ltd. expands-Press Releasecently opened in two major chain stores in New Providence: Solomons Fresh Market (AML Foods) located in Lyford Cay and soon to open in the Harbour Bay shop ping Plaza and in three Lowes Pharmacy locations, Harbour Bay, Soldier Road and South West Plaza. We could not have done this with out the support and recommendations of our local customers and distributors. We would like to thank every one of You for contributing to our growth. To all of our local customers, using our products in your households, stocking your medicine cabi nets and protecting your pets and gardens; to fellow farmers using our agro-products home a home grown gift from the Baha mas, and many schools who have toured our farm and production facility, a special distributors food stores, gift shops, medi dence in Abaco Neem to stock our products on your stores shelves. Abaco Neem products can be found throughout Abaco and the Cays, New mini, Eleuthera and online via our website Please see Neem Page 22

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian October 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 November 2012 Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new power boats 34 ft. mono-hull or 37 or 45 ft. Catamaran Further Business Unique Nails and Art Designs by Shanna Petite Shanna Petite has a unique artistic gift that she has transferred to her business her gift of art. After high school she went away to study nail art and now draws pic tures on some of her Unique Nails clients. She has taken the business of nails to a new trendy level. She specializes in unique nail designs such as cheese cake French tips, stiletto nails, water marble nails, and glass nails along with regular nail work, manicures, and pedicures. The aquarium nails are made to order. These nails have water in them along with sparAn art design can also be added to the back drop of the nail. She can also draw wall art, murals, and design lamps and other home dcor which she will be she will be introducing color fading acrylic nails, gel nails, and gel polish. She started her professional business a few months ago in Marsh Harbour and can be reached by Elegant Hair Express and Beauty Supplies Supplies has been the dream of Edith Williams-Joseph for seven years. She has hair and enjoys helping people, especially when they are looking for the right quality of hair to match a special occasion. She specializes in lace wigs, short bumps, duby in the Janet Collection and the Bump, Premium Now line, synthetic hair, perms, oil sheens, gels, eye lashes, and mirrors. She plans to have a little bit of ev erything in the shop so that her custom ers can have options. She will be adding blow dryers, buckets of perm, kinky hair line, braiding hair, and other hair items to her inventory just in time for the holidays. She plans to become the hair stylers headquarters. She is located in Suite #1 of the Colina Building. She is open Monday to days 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. She can be contacted Trinity Sexy Trends As Abaco continues to grow, more and more businesses are opening on the is land. Another new business to open a few ize in ladies clothing, shoes, accessories, and bags. They sell casual and smart casual clothing. Clothing sizes range from small to 11. natural soaps for acne and bumps, G&G Bleaching Cream, and body oils for ladies and men such as Fantasy, Envy Me, Bob Marley, Michelle Obama, Barak Obama, White Diamonds and many others. Owner, Adeline Louissaint, stated that she owned a business on the island be fore that was doing very well but moved to Nassau for a year. Now that she is back on Abaco, she decided to open her store There is also a nail technician on staff. She is located on Fire Road above Abaco Lindens Online Service Lindens Online Services is now offering services to the Abacos that provide convenience and an affordable avenue to order goods from the United States. They specialize in ordering school books and nooks, shoes, cell phones and accessories, iPads, clothing, baby items including furniture, laptops and desktops, game con many others. Now that the holidays are approach ing, this is a good time to order those The motto at Lindens Online Services tal Linden is the owner and is no stranger to online businesses as she has done this business before and it did well but she put it aside to embark on another business. Now that she has restarted her business in September, she wants the Abaco public to know that she now guarantees faster ar rival times. She can be reached by calling Entrepreneur Watch

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October 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 All these people will soon be gone, and us Abaconians will be left to fend for our When pressed about victimization, the political panelists both agreed that any acts, if they were occurring, are wrong. victimization is occurring on a wide scale or not, there is still the fear of victimiza tion that is just as real to some people. The Hon. Dorsett remarked that victim ization has occurred during every govern ment, but it takes place outside of those who make policies. coming projects in relation to Urban Re newal and infrastructure improvements employment program were discussed clusively with some input from the Cham ber of Commerce, Local Government and the Christian Council. The question and answer session was opened three quarters of the way through the televised program. Accusations were put towards both the political panelists regarding victimization under both par ties. Phillipa Curry, step-mother of PLP candidate Renardo Curry, approached the mike and accused the previous PLP gov death. As her story continued she drew the ire of some in the room, in particu lar Ms. Currys other step-son who ap proached her at the mike. The room hit a boiling point when Ms. Curry continued to push that Renardo Curry was being disingenuous by support ing a party that she believed caused her husband, his fathers, failing health and unfortunate demise. Many in the audi ence got up and approached the center of break out. The producers of the event had to immediately cut to a commercial break as police were called. eras returned to a now diminished audi Meeting From Page 5 Central Abaco few questions. Former Central and South asked Min. Dorsett what steps the gov ernment would be taking to ease the prob lems arising from illegal immigration. Mr. Dorsett assured Mr. Thompson and Abaconians that the government is pres ently training more junior immigration producers, the crowd and each other. Min. Laing made a special effort to ap peal to the crowd to respect each other de spite differences of political opinion and other political opponents. The panel gathered for the special town hall meeting representing experience from the 42 pints of blood collected Club of Abaco organized a blood drive on Abaco. The Rotary-owned Blood Mo bile arrived by ferry at Sandy Point in the picked up by Firemen Timothy McDonald who drove it to Marsh Harbour. There it market for two days, collecting blood from volunteers. Eighty seven people offered to give their blood, one pint per person, but Please see Blood Page 22

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian October 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 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 Power Outage on Moores island-Press ReleaseThe Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) apologizes to its consumers on The outage, which began early was caused by major generation failure. The failure of two generator unit coincides with the ongoing overhaul of a third unit that is presently inoperable. As a result, BEC is presently unable to generate elec tricity on the island. BEC Abaco has sourced necessary parts to repair one of the units. The parts Wednesday. Once repairs are made the engine should return to service bringing relief to residents who would have been without supply for more than 12 hours. The Corporation advises residents repairs to one of the units, there may be periods of supply disruption due to the lim ited capacity of this particular engine. A until the other generator units are returned to service. Once again, the Corporation apolo any inconvenience caused during these outages and continues to assure them that BEC remains committed to providing an uninterrupted supply of electricity to that island. All Abaco Blood From Page 21 altogether 42 pints were drawn. While members of the Rotary Club of Abaco recruited people and had them phlebotomists from Doctors Hospital in Nassau, Danella Bain and Dorneka Sears, helped on Saturday by a local nurse, Tiby Bahamas Hotmix as they pave the roads in Central Abaco.Road work commences in Central Abacothe location most convenient for you. ed our neem leaf drying capacity in our production facility to meet the increased demand for neem leaves used in our Neem Spray. The importance of understanding the many uses of neem, its properties and lifestyle led us to commission Pamela Pat terson, to write a book based on Nicks harvesting and personally using our neem now available on Amazon.com and soon to be available in our store and our distribu tor outlets. Please visit Amazon.com and Our message is always that prevention is the best medicine and Neem is your best and that we produce pure neem oil second to none in the world. We are completely transparent and invite you to come into our production facility at the Marsh Harbour airport circle to see where and how our product is made. Neem helps to protect issues and supports your immune system pare for the change of season this winter! Thank you for choosing and support shura Mills, worked from morning to af ternoon. They reviewed information and collected blood from people, a procedure that lasted from a few minutes to close to donors blood. who were on medication for chronic disease, suffering from a temporary ailment or certain health conditions, could not be used. The blood collected on Friday was immediately sent to Nassau by plane that same day and the same procedure was re peated on Saturday. The blood will be kept in the blood bank at Doctors Hospital to be used as Neem From Page 19 needed. On many previous occasions blood reserves have run out. Having a supply on hand is critical should emergencies arise.

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October 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 Cars & Cart Rentals Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals . ............................................. 367-2655 Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals . .............................. 367-1035 B & B Boat Rentals . ........................................... 367-7368 Bargain Car Rentals . .......................................... 367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals . ................................... 367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals . ....................................... 367-5570 Cruise Abaco. . .................................................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) . ...................... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals . ...................................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars . .................. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals .......................................... 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals . .................................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ......................................... 367-4887 The Moorings Boat Rentals . ............................. .367-4000 Green Turtle Cay Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental . .................. 365-4411 C & D Cart Rental . ............................................. 365-4084 Cruising Cart Rentals . ........................................ 365-4065 D & P Cart Rental . ............................................. 365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals . ....................................... 365-4119 Kool Karts . ........................................................ 365-4176 Reef Boat Rentals . ............................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes . ...................................... 365-4147 T & A Cart Rentals . ............................................ 375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals . ............................... 365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes . ................................. 365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals . ..................................... 354-5175 Lubbers Quarters Cruise Abaco . ............................................. 321-220-8796 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals .................................. 365-6502 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals . ................................. 365-6024 Waterways Boat Rental . ................ 357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Cats Paw Boat Rentals . ..................................... 366-0380 Elbow Cay Cart . ................................................. 366-0530 Hope Town Cart Rentals . .................................. 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals . .......................................... 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals .............................. 366-0282 J Rs Cart Rental . ................................................ 366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals . .................................... 366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals . ............................................ 366-0069 Treasure Cay Adventure on Prozac Kayak . ............................ 365-8749 Blue Marlin Rentals. . ......................................... 365-8687 Cashs Carts . ...................................................... 365-8771 Cornish Car Rentals . .......................................... 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals . ............................................... 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals . ........................................... 365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks . ............................. 365-8749 Bonefish Guides Visitors Guide Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Marsh Harbour Abaco Pizza. . ................................ $ . .................. 367-4488 Anglers . ................................... $$$ . .................. 367-2158 Blue Marlin . ................................. $ . .................. 367-2002 Curly Tails . ............................... $$$ . .................. 367-4444 Ginos . .......................................... $ . .................. 367-7272 Golden Grouper . ........................ $ . .................. 367-2301 Island Family Rest . ....................... $ . .................. 367-3778 Java Coee House . ....................... $ . .................. 367-5523 Jamies Place . ............................. ..$ . .................. 367-2880 Jib Room . .................................. $$ . .................. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken . ............... $ . .................. 367-2615 Mangoes . ................................. $$$ . .................. 367-2366 Pops Place + . .............................. $ . .................. 367-3796 Snack Shack + . ............................ $ . .................. 367-4005 Snappas . .................................... $$ . .................. 367-2278 Wallys . .................................... $$$ . .................. 367-2074 Hope Town Abaco Inn . .............................. $$$ . .................. 366-0133 Capn Jacks . ................................ $$ . .................. 366-0247 Harbours Edge . ......................... $$ . .................. 366-0087 H T Coee House (B & L) . .............. $ . ................. .366-0760 H T Harbour Lodge . .................. $$$ . .................. 366-0095 Munchies . .................................... $ . .................. 366-0423 OnDa Beach . .............................. $$ . .................. 366-0558 Sea Spray . ............................... $$ . .................. 366-0065 Sugar Shack + . ............................ $ . .................. 366-0788 Little Harbour Petes Pub . .................................. $$ . .................. 366-3503 Lubbers Quarter Cracker Ps . ................................. $$ . .................. 366-3139 Man-O-War Bradleys on the Harbour . ............. $ . .................. 365-6380 Dockn Dine . ................................. $ . .................. 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar . ................ $ . .................. 365-6501 Guana Cay Bakers Bay Market Place . ...... $$$ . .................. 612-1021 Grabbers . ................................... $$ . .................. 365-5133 Nippers ..................................... $$ . ................. 365-5143 Orchid Bay . ............................... $$$ . .................. 365-5175 Treasure Cay Coco Beach Bar & Grill. . ................ $ . .................. 365-8470 Florences Cafe . ............................. $ . ................. .365-8354 Spinnaker Restaurant . ............. $$$ . .................. 365-8469 Touch of Class . ........................ $$$ . .................. 365-8195 Treasure Sands Club . ................ $$$ . ................. .365-9385 Green Turtle Cay Blu House . ............................. $$$ . .................. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro . ...................... $$ . .................. 365-4200 Green Turtle Club . .................... $$$ . .................. 365-4271 Harveys Island Grill . ................... $$ . .................. 365-4389 McIntoshs Restaurant . .............. $$ . .................. 365-4625 Miss Emilys Restaurant . ............. $$ . .................. 365-4181 New Plymouth Inn . .................... $$ . .................. 365-4161 Pineapple Restaurant Bar & Grill . $$ . ................. 365-4039 Plymouth Rock Cafe . .................. $$ . .................. 365-4234 Shorties Take-a-way...................$$..................365-4342 Sundowners . .............................. $$ . .................. 365-4060 Sandy Point Nancys ...................................... $$ . .................. 366-4120Everyone reads The Abaconian Emergency Services B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667 Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Man-O-War 365-4019 Treasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9111 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 T reasure Cay 365-8749 Medical Services Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour . ...................... 367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic . ................................ 367-0020 Integrated Medical Center . .......................................... 367-1304 Emergency . ............................................... 458-1234 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre . ................................... 367-0049 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour . ............................ 367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay . ..................................... .... 365-8288 Government Clinic Coopers Town . .............................. 365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay . ........................... 365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town . ................................... 366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point . .................................. 366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town . ...................................... 365-2172 Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Green Turtle Cay Blu House ....................... 45 . ......... F . ......... 365-4200 Green Turtle Club . .............. 32 . ......... F . ......... 365-4271 Black Sound Marina . .......... 15 . ..................... 365-4531 Other Shore Club . ............... 12 . ......... F . ......... 365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service ........... 10 . ......... F . ......... 365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina . ........ 150 . ......... F . ......... 365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina . .......... 26 . ......... F . ......... 365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina . ...... 183 . ......... F . ......... 367-2158 Conch Inn . .......................... 75 . ......... F . ......... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina . ........ 36 . ......... F . ......... 367-2182 Mangoes Marina . ............... 29 . ..................... 367-4255 Marsh Harbour Marina . ...... 52 . ......... F . ......... 367 2700 Hope Town Hope Town Marina . ............ 16 . ..................... 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways . ................................ 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina . .............. 6 . ......... F . ......... 366-0154 Sea Spray . .......................... 60 . ......... F . ......... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina . ........... 75 . ......... F . ......... 365-0083 Guana Cay Bakers Bay Marina . .......... 158 . ......... F . ......... 365-5802 Guana Hide-aways . ............ 37 . ..................... 577-0003 Orchid Bay . ......................... 64 . ........ F . ......... 365-5175Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Tours & Excursions Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental . ....................... 475-9616 . ................ 367-2936 . ......................... 367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure . ............................... 577-0004 . ..................... 367-0350 Adventure on Prozac T Cay . ............................ 365-8749 . ...................... 365-4411 C & C Charters Treasure Cay . ........................... 365-8506 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour . .................... 367-2787 . ............. 366-0024 Airlines Serving Abaco Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is . ........................... 367-2266 Air Gate Aviation Daytona/New Smyrna . ........................... 367-3636 American Eagle Miami . ..................................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud . ............................ 367-2095 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach . .............................................. 367-3415 Craig Air Center North Florida . ........................................... 367-3522 IBC Airways Ft.Lauderdale, W Palm Beach . ......................... 367-1336 Locair Fort Lauderdale . ......................................... .... 1-800-205-0730 Regional Freeport ............................................................... 367-0446 Sky Bahamas Nassau/Ft. Lauderdale . ................................. 367-0996 Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale . ..................................... 367-0140 Western Air Nassau . ......................................... .................. 367-3722 Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale . ............................................. 367-0032 Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida Abaco Air . .............................................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters . ........................................................ 367-3450 Taxi Cab Fares one or two passengers Extra $3 for each passengers above two ective Dec 08Clinic, Downtown, Stop Light, . ........................................................ $10 Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry . ........................................ $15 Spring City . ........................................................................................ $15 Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch . ............................. $15 Murphy Town & Great. Cistern .......................................................... $20 Snake Cay . ........................................................................................ $35 Casuarina Point ................................................................................. $60 Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour . ............................................. $80 Bahama Palm Shore . ......................................... ................................ $90 Crossing Rocks . ................................................................................ $105 Sandy Point . ................................................................................... $150 Leisure Lee . ....................................................................................... $50 Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry . ................................................... $80 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $85 Fox Town . ........................................................................................ $165 Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel . ................................................. $ 10 Nat. Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr. Cistern . .......................................... $10 Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea. Eective Dec 08Green Turtle Cay ferry dock . ......................................... ...................... $10 Madeira Park . .................................................................................... $20 Sand Banks . ...................................................................................... $25 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $30 Leisure Lee . ....................................................................................... $45 Black Wood . ...................................................................................... $20 Fire Road & Coopers Town . ............................................................... $40 Cedar Harbour . ................................................................................. $60 Wood Cay . ......................................................................................... $70 Mount Hope . .................................................................................... $80 Fox Town . .......................................................................................... $85 Crown Haven . ................................................................................... $90 Marsh Harbour airport . ..................................................................... $80 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport . .............................................. $80 Treasure Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour . ................................................ $85 Treasure Cay Hotel to Green Turtle Ferry . ........................................... $25 Treasure Cay Hotel to Blue Hole . ........................................................ $30 Attractions Albert Lowe Museum . ................................ Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits . .. Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden . .................... Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum . ................. Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station . .................................... Hope Town Swim Mermaid Reef o Marsh Harbour . ........ Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole . ........... Treasure Cay farm road Art studio & working foundry . ...................... Little Harbour Working boatyards . ..................................... Man-O-War cayPocket Beaches Miles of beach (most exposed to ocean) Items of interest Bring errors & revisions to our attention Revised March 9 12 All phones use area code 242 unless notedwww.theabaconian.comAlburys Ferry Service Marsh H.>Guana Cay/Scotland cay From Conch Inn advised to contact the oce for the changes. Green Turtle Ferry Note: 4:30 pm trip to GTC not on Sundays ** Note: 4:30 pm trip will be made from New Plymouth onlyAbaco Adventures Pinders Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama Bahamas Ferries Summer Schedule only (April to Dec) Sandy Point & Nassau Every Friday & Sunday, except holidays, under 4 hours. Call 225-3376 or 366-4119 Call for rates. The Great Abaco Express* Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 30 minutes Tourisms People-to-People program Be matched with a local person or family with a similar interest such as Bird watching, Attending church, Foreign language, School class visit, Environmental interest. Marine, Native plants, History, Humane Society, etc. This is not a dating service or an offer for a free meal or lodging but an opportunity to meet someone locally with similar interests. Call Tourisms Doranell Swain at 367-3067 dswain@bahamas.comMarsh Harbour . . . . . . . . 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 October 15, 2012 HOME INSURANCE Your Peace Of Mind Is Important To Us! Insurance Management makes home protection a priority with the most dependable protection in The Bahamas. It's how they've earned their good reputation. Coverage you can rely on.INSURANCE MANAGEMENT(BAHAMAS) LIMITED. INSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTS email: info@imbabaco.comNassauRosetta Street P.O.Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 394-5555 Fax: (242) 323-6520Freeport1, Pioneers 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 P.O.Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 336-2304 Fax: (242) 336-2305

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October 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 By Timothy Roberts Park Warden, Marcus Davis, for the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) was dis mayed on a recent visit to the Abaco Na tional Park as he found the newly enhanced Road 38 vandalized. Road 38 was cleaned and improved as a nature trail with a picnic area, signs residents and tourists. However, according to David Knowles, Director of Parks, person(s) unknown to them went on a shooting spree in the Park causing damages around the picnic tables and leaving trash scattered on the ground. Mr. Knowles said they did not know who the culprits are but said that he was disappointed that someone would do such a thing. A lot of time and money went into the infrastructure so that the visitors ex perience could be enhanced and enjoyed, he said. Mr. Knowles appeals to the culprit(s), and others who would follow suit, to be more conscientious and remember that people who visit our islands, and who keep our economy going, visit these parks as well. We need to work together to keep our island, and the national parks, beauti for those who visit.Vandals strike the Abaco National Park Passionate rallies and personal attacks set stage for a bitter fought by-election

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian October 15, 2012 By-Election stirs passionsThe North Abaco by-election, which is taking place on October 15, has become the focus not only of North Abaco but nationally. Television crews and the political elite have maintained a constant presence on the island for several weeks. In a near constant series of rallies, meet and greets, grill and chills, and door to door cam paigning, the people of North Abaco, and their looming election decision, have been made the center of attention. Recently, the national dialogue has shifted from the political parties at large to the individual can didates themselves. Politics Greg Gomez, the candidate for the Free National Movement, has endured a turbulent few weeks. On a recent radio swering questions regarding his employ ment and time in the United States. Despite later supplying details of his employment, lic Relations in the Miami Dade County Public School District, Mr. Gomezs time in the U.S. has remained the focus of his political opponents scrutiny. The FNM has stood behind its can didate. Former Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Hubert Ingraham, said during a rally in Coopers Town that, You can trust what I tell you, Greg Gomez is the man for you, and that, a vote for Gomez is a vote for me. During the same rally the FNM Party Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis said that a vote for Greg Gomez would be a vote against victimization and cronyism and that Our candidate is your native son and he has pledged to build upon the foundation and legacy of one of your greatest sons. The party once again stood behind Mr. Gomez when a 2007 U.S. court order was made public that revealed Mr. Gomez at one point owed a South Florida credit union close to $13,000. FNM Chairman Darron Cash called the questions surrounding these circum stances a witch-hunt. He went on to say these issues are being sensationalized in an effort by the Progressive Liberal Party to attack Mr. Gomez. The Greg Deon Go mez of Miramar, Florida, who was listed in the court document along with Mr. Go mezs signature, had been ordered to pay a sum of $150 monthly commencing May 30, 2007. Unless the sum was paid off in another way separate from the minimal monthly payments, Mr. Gomez would still have a balance when he returned home December 2011. In a response to the release, and sub sequent public scrutiny, of Mr. Gomezs nancial statements of all members of par included, so that they could receive the same scrutiny as Mr. Gomez. The PLP candidate, Renardo Curry, was the subject of some controversy him self. During an October 4 televised town hall meeting Phillipa Rolle-Curry, widow of Mr. Currys late father, stood in front Please see Election Page 11

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian October 15, 2012 School & Youth News Many schools and classrooms on technology, and some say that it has tre mendously improved the effectiveness of students learning in the classroom. At Horizons Academy, Principal Simmone Bowe-Mullings explained that technology allows the students to become more engaged and enjoy learning as they utilize the Internet, television and Micro soft PowerPoint presentations from time to time. The same can be said for students at tending Forest Heights Academy. Principal James Richard said that laptops and digital projectors are used pri marily for research and for classroom in struction, and the school is fully equipped with an Internet accessible computer lab. Videos, PowerPoint and stream ing Internet lessons have all reduced the amount of time spent writing on the board, and give the students that are visual learners a better opportunity to grasp the material, Richard noted. Much of the research needed for projects and course work can only be done online as Abaco does not have a research library. Students utilize the Internet both at school and at signments. Richard said that technology also provides Abaco students with the same ac cess to information that children anywhere in the world would have, and that they no longer have to travel to Nassau to visit the archives or the library. He is also able to access data about exam results and stu dents' learning styles to incorporate into the schools improvement plans. For Lyn Major, principal of Every Child Counts, computers are used as add ed resources for the students along with educational games that are appropriate. Having instant access to research, new methods being used globally, advanc es in other places, and giving students the ability to access them and interact in a number of ways such as Google Earth expands their knowledge of the globe tremendously, Major revealed. Meanwhile, S.C. Bootle High School Principal Huel Moss said that technology has made a great impact at the school. Teachers communicate with parents and students using an online grade book called Engrade and are equipped with LCD pro jectors and the Internet to make their les sons more stimulating. The Interactive White Board (IWB) is one of our best pieces of Information Communication Technology (ICT) [and] more teachers are eager to use this tech nology, he supplied. It comes with the Learning Response Devices, which enables the teachers to make on-the-spot evaluations and students look forward to using these devices. On a more personal level, Moss said access to educational data has enabled him to make accurate decisions more quickly. I have used educational data to plan class sizes and numbers, timetables and plan better and helps you to determine if you are achieving your objectives or fall ing below expectations. You make deci sions based on facts and not conjecture or speculation thus increasing the potential for success, he expounded. With numerous online resources readily available for educators, Moss said that there are many valuable resources that offer interactive exercises to cover a wide range of subjects and topics for each grade level. Moss was appreciative of the Minis try of Educations online program based on ICTs Potentials and Possibilities where a group of teachers discuss ideas and share their knowledge on the use of technology in schools around the country. S.C. Bootle has a participant in that pro gram. Overall, technology is used in activi ties and drills at Horizons Academy and as a way to expose students to technology at an early age to prepare presentations, Educators at Agape Christian School have also found that technology has en hanced their approach and the students learning while helping the school to be come more eco-friendly and improve upon its programs. As an educator, Bowe-Mullings said technology has helped her to become more successful by allowing her to carry out research with practical application as a wise way to use data. Additionally, Ma jor said it provides a world of access to research any number of issues including the latest strategies and effective teaching interventions. However, there can be drawbacks. Sometimes not all trends work for your environment or context, but it does offer ways you can improve, so I do fol low studies and articles to make deci sions, Bowe-Mullings admitted. To give our students that extra boost that is needed on a global scale, BoweMullings and Moss suggested that the Bahamian government provide computers and computer labs at every school and en sure that technology is updated and incor porated into the curriculum. Major agreed that any new resources should be spent in the most effective, modern ways of teach ing and understanding the world. For ECC, tech nology plays an even big ger role because it is used for as sistance with communica tion training. As part of the Catholic school sys tem most of the schools use Power School a web-based student information sys tem. A number of our kids use iPads with special applications for communica tion as well as other devices recommend ed by communications specialists such as Go Talks, Big Macs and Proxtalkers for children with severe communication is sues, Major shared. by technology, however, Bowe-Mullings voiced that it is still important for stu dents to learn the manual or old-fashioned way, and that technology should be an enhancement and reinforcement of learn ing. In some instances, technology can also be a distraction for some students, but close monitoring and supervision are ef fective. Additionally, Richard saw a need for students to be taught computer skills at a young age both how to research using the Internet and how to prepare profes sional documents such as rsums, re ports, spreadsheets and term papers. Richard added: While there are some dangers inherent in the use of the students to use this resource if they are to compete on an international level. Teach ers that utilize technology in the class room must always be adaptable and still be able to present the information when the power goes out or the laptop, projec tor, etc. stop working. The basics are still necessary, but for struggling students these aides are very effective and productive, Major ac knowledged. If kids are motivated to use the tools, I think the focus should be to move them beyond the basics to greater realms by the use of technology.Technology revolutionizes schools on Abaco we must teach our students to use this resource if they are to compete on an international level.

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October 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 Ron-Paul Cabinets PlusVisit our Showroom Located Opposite the old Lowes PharmacyOwners: Ronnie & Pauline Roberts Your Favorite Cartoon Toddler Beds Phone: (242) 367-0546 Mattresses Box Springs Bed FramesTwin $165, Full $215, Queen $230Twin $205, Full $245, Queen $296, King $385 STEEL SECURITY DOORS MICROWAVES SMALL REFRIGERATORS Carpet & Padding Solid Wood Furniture Abaco teachers express disappointment over World Teachers Day By Samantha Evans October 5 has been set aside and cele brated as World Teachers Day. The theme for this years celebration was Taking a Stand for Teachers. Since 1996, this day has been a day of celebration for teachers in The Bahamas but this year there was some controversy as to whether or not the teachers would still enjoy this day as a freeday or whether they would have to work. As the day for the celebration approached unclear reports surfaced as to what would take place this year. On Abaco, the shop stewards met with the teachers to inform them of the let ter that came from the Director of Educa tion regarding a half day of work. Once the Bahamas Union of Teachers got involved President Belinda Wilson sent out an email stating that teachers had the full day off. However, teachers were informed by the Superintendent that they had to report to work until 12 noon on October 5. Despite misgivings, most teachers reported to work as instructed. At noon a beach party was held at Treasure Cay Beach which some teachers attended but many did not because they believed that it did not provide them with enough time of celebration. In fact, numerous teachers on the Cays and other southern schools were unable to attend the celebrations as the time it took to get to the beach and back was not convenient. Speaking with several persons, they all stated that plans were already made for the full day of celebrations meaning the change of plans unfair to teachers. So much food and drinks were purchased which went to waste since the teachers had to report to work for most of World Teachers Day. Some teachers are now concerned that more of their days off may come into question. School & Youth News Teachers start By Samantha Evans The teachers of Central Abaco Primary School have embarked upon a unique venture. Teacher Anastacia Russell approached the staff over the week of Sep tember 26 with hopes of piquing their interest in engaging in a weight loss activity as a group. Since she loves to walk in the evenings, she wanted a few colleagues to tag along. The response was overwhelming as interest. The group met on Thursday September 27 to discuss their plans. Each perthey will be weighed in. They will walk every weekday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Murphy Town Park. They can walk from half an hour to several hours as they chose. To make the club interesting, the ladies will vary the activities to includ ing playing tennis, volley ball, aerobics, weight lifting and the like. The program will last for six weeks then the participants will weigh in again. The person to lose the most weight will win the registration money. The program will then repeat for another six weeks. The Atkins diet is being used which is a protein rich diet. On October 1 a delegation from the College of The Bahamas, comprised of Dr. Dion Hepburn, Head of the School of Chemistry, Dr. Shophia Rolle, Head of the Program of the Culinary & Hospitality Management Institute, Dr. Joan Vandepool, Secretary of the University Transition Committee and Quincy Parker, Community Relation Attache, working COB delegation consults with Abaconians regarding upcoming university status out what would be the needs of the commu nity relative to the forthcoming University of The Bahamas, scheduled to be in opera tion by July 2015. The University will replace the Col lege of The Bahamas and Mr. Parker Please see COB Page 6

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian October 15, 2012 explained that the transition committee, headed by Dr. Joan Vanderpool, has been formed to determine through consultations with the citizens and the stake holders in various islands what the character and the structure of the university should be. Dr. Vanderpool explained the purAbaco would want if there was a campus and what might be a signature program. We are open to brilliant ideas that no one had thought yet, she said. We are not only looking at a curriculum, but at the core values not only of The Bahamas but also of the University partners. The direc tion the University should take should not only be determined by faculty members but also by people in the communities. The general course to follow will cover an academic plan, research, legisla tion, character and core values. The day of their arrival, the visi tors held a town meeting at the Anglican Church Parish Hall. The following day was dedicated to visiting several schools to a Bahamian university. High School in Murphy Town where the delegates made a presentation in a class room where two hundred students from grades 11 and 12 stood at attention. a university that you will call your own. We want to create a place where students can get a higher degree of education. We are hoping that it has to do with what you want to do. We will be offering a 4 year degree in chemistry, but are hoping to of fer Master and PH degrees in the future, stated Dr. Hepburrn. Dr. Rolle started her presentation by saying that the Hospitality Industry was the largest in the world, explaining that she would like to see as Centers of Excellence: maritime, boating and boutique hotels as well as sustainability programs such as crafts. The students were very receptive, School & Youth News COB From Page 5 stating their interests which ranged from Marine Biology, Aviation and Accounting to the Hospitality Industry, Dentistry, Mechanics and Musical Arts They were told that a campus on Abaco may not necessarily offer everything, but there will be the opportunity to take initial courses. Professor Hepburn discussed Marine Biology with the students interested. One of them, Alcindor McIntosh, said that peo ple interested in studying our water were much needed. After leaving ACH, the delegates were to visit Agape Christian School and make a luncheon presentation to the members of the Rotary Club of Abaco. They planned to visit SC Bootle High School in the afternoon and hold a town meeting in Coopers Town that evening.Miss Abaco Pageant Committee seeks community conscious contestants The focus of the Bahamas Beauty Sys tems this year is promoting the charity side of contestants in the Miss Abaco Beauty Pageant 2012 so that they can develop con nectivity and consciousness of character. The Pageant has adopted Central Abaco Primary School for the next three years and as a part of this they will raise money to improve the school. This year they will launch a Mural Campaign where they will solicit the sup port of artists from Nassau and Abaco to help supervise and draw the murals. There will be three murals in the front of the school, one on the side of the school and The contestants will also go through a se ries of Beauty Challenges where sponsors and volunteers will be needed too. Further, the Pageant plans to partner with the Abaco Cancer Society and donate money for the Artists of AIDS Foundation. This foundation was started by the Pageants Marketing Director Leann Russell. She stated that the contestants will be asked to sell t-shirts and the money made will go towards purchasing rapid testing supplies for Abaco and more in-depth marketing of AIDS Awareness in local schools. Ms. Russell stated that this pageant is not only about beauty. They are looking for girls who: are ambitious, civic-mind ed, and passionate about a cause, embrace the pageant ideals, are well-spoken, have a good presentation of self, and are well poised. In fact, she sees these communityfocused activities as the main ones and the She noted that this pageant is a great spring board for females to get scholar ships, learn modeling techniques and build a modeling portfolio and it will look great on their resume. Registration ends on Oc tober 31 and all interested young ladies between the ages of 18-25 can collect a form from Furniture Plus. She further noted that contestants cannot be married or have children. An ofniture Plus on Saturday October 13, 2012 from 11am to 4pm. This scouting event will give the Pageant Committee a chance to meet with and speak to the interested young ladies one on one about the pageant, give out application forms and collect com pleted application forms. Finally, Ms. Russell stated that they are looking for sponsors to form marketing partnerships with them as they help build young women. She hopes to form such great relationships with partners this year that others will seek them out next year. Persons interested in becoming marketing partners and those interested in volunteer ing to work on the murals can call Ms. Russell at 367-7587 or email her at lrussell@furnitureplus.com. Bullying: a serious problem in our society For the past several years the month of October has been observed as Bullying Prevention Month in the United States. It is something which also needs to be recognized in The Bahamas and, indeed, all over the world not only throughout October but every day of every month of every year. October 10 is observed as Unity Day when people all across the country wear orange as a show of support for students who have been bullied. This would also be a nice custom to adopt here to bring more aware ness to this serious problem. We should all be thinking of how we can raise awareness of bullying and take action to stop it. Bullying is unwanted, aggressive be havior among school-age children which can take many different forms. This can in clude making threats, spreading rumours, attacking someone physically or verbally, giving someone the silent treatment, excluding someone from the group on pur pose, making fun, name calling, teasing, gossiping, threatening, hitting and punch ing. We hear on the news sad cases of teen agers harming themselves or even commit ting suicide as a result of bullying but there are other results of bullying which are less noticeable or dramatic. Bullying can also result in detrimen tal impacts on mental health and substance abuse. Kids who bully others can also en gage in violent and other risky behaviours into adulthood such as the abuse of alcohol being abusive to partners and others and acquiring criminal convictions. Bullying can happen anywhere but a great deal of bullying happens in school. Generally children who are bullied are per ceived as being different from their peers. They may be overweight, underweight, have some disability, be perceived as hav ing a different sexual orientation, being new to the school, less popular or having low self-esteem. Cyber bullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Nowadays it is a very potent and widespread tool for bullying. Electronic technology includes devices such as cell phones, computers, social media sites, text messages, chats and websites. Parents need to be aware of what their kids are doing online. They should know the sites they visit and their online activities and establish rules about the use of technology such as what the children are permitted to do online and what sites they can visit. Parents should encourage their children to tell them im mediately if they or their friends are being cyber bullied. Children need to be helped to be smart about what they post or say online. They should be told not to share anything that could hurt or embarrass themselves or others and to always be careful about what they say or the pictures they post online. Remind them to keep their password safe and not share it with friends. Social media sites such as Facebook can be a useful tool for connecting with friends but can also be very dangerous if not used extremely carefully. Although bullying is usually thought of as being more of a teenage problem it can also affect much younger children and often the person being bullied does not ask for help. Signs that bullying is a problem include: Please see Bullies Page 7

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October 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 Man-O-War HardwareNon-Corrosive HardwareAn Extensive Selection of Brass, Stainless & MonelBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel BoltsStainless Steel Hurricane Clips#1 LumberPlain & Pressure TreatedPine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyInterior, Exterior & MarinePLYWOOD For quotes or information Call Walter Sweeting l Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, BahamasPh: (242) 365-6011 l Fax (242) 365-6039 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 School & Youth News 1. Unexplained injuries. 2. Lost or destroyed clothing, books or electronics. 3. Frequent headaches, stomach aches or faking illness. 4. Change in eating habits such as skipping meals or binge eating. mares. 6. Declining grades and not wanting to go to school. of social situations. 8. Decreased self-esteem. 9. Self-destructive behaviors such as running away from home, harming them selves or talking of suicide. If you are being bullied there are several things you can do. 1. Tell an adult 2. Stand up for yourself 3. Tell the bully to stop and calmly walk away 5. If being hurt physically try to get away or call for help. 6. Make new friends and get in volved in meaningful extracurricular ac tivities. Advice to young people who see or know someone who is being bullied is to be a friend to that person, tell a trusted adult such as family member or teacher. Set a good example, do not bully others, do not laugh or support bullies and let the person know that bullying is not funny. If you know someone is in serious distress or danger dont ignore the problem, get help right away. Adults should be a model as to how to treat others with kindness and respect. Young people learn from adult actions. By treating others with kindness and respect adults show young people there is no place for bullying in their lives. Children notice well as how they treat their friends and colleagues. they are being bullied: ask for help from teachers, parents, doctors, pastor or any other trusted adult. Do not blame yourself. It is not your fault. Be strong. Bullies like to upset people particularly those who dont stand up for themselves. Most importantly: believe in yourself.Bullies From Page 6 Ashley Murray, a young lady attend ing SC Bootle High School in Coopers Town, entered the 5th annual Franks Ice Cream Bible Summer Job Program. An avid reader of the Bible, she thought she would have a chance to win the competi tion held in Freeport, which consisted in answering questions on the Bible. Answered she did and did so well that she ended up being the runner up winner, the only person outside Grand Bahama to win. She was awarded her many prizes on August 23: cash, a laptop, a basket full of school supplies and books, a medal and a grand prize which this year was a Jaguar car. was staged on Abaco at the request of founders of the Innerspring Youth Pro gram, Mr. Whitney Bain and Mr. Patrick Huyler. Ashley was the only contender from Coopers Town, but she had six other stu dents from Murphy Town and Central Abaco, as well as youths from Freeport and Nassau, to compete against. During a gathering at the Church of Latter Rain in Dundas Town, Ashley was recognized by a group of people, friends and community leaders. Mr. Bain mod erated the event while Mr. Huyler took photographs. Pastor Leslie Cornish from St Andrews Baptist Church, her spiritual mentor and Ruth Cornish had accompa nied their protge as well as her mother Abaco girl does well in Franks Ice Cream Bible Summer Job ProgramTatanisha Murray. Local members of the congregation had also come to meet her and listen to her story. A very articulate young lady, Ashley very calmly explained to the congregation the secret of her success. It was very easy, she said, I saw an opportunity and I took it. But, she added, success cannot be obtained and maintained without dedication. It is up to each individual to overcome obstacle and seize opportunities. Although the questions became more dif everyone to take advantage of the opportu nities they were offered. Department of Education holds All Male Service at Change Ministries International Church The yearly All Male Service orga nized by the Department of Education was held in the morning of September 28 at Change Ministries International in Murphy Town. The two hour service was aimed at reminding male students of their Godgiven role and responsibility to protect theme was The King in Each Man. Ex cept for three women from the Department of Education, including Dr. Lenora Black, the service dedicated to males was moder ated by males. It was about the way they should behave and look for the king in themselves, about helping them recognize their role in life and acknowledging their achievements. There was a full audience comprised not only of students, but also of teachers and parents who were warmly welcomed by young Delon Hunt from Moores Is land. Nearly all the settlements of Abaco were represented by schools from Moores Island to Fox Town. The service which was moderated by two students, Olujimi Scott and Raymond Telusma, lasted two hours and was very entertaining as well as enlightening. The students sang, and school choirs and bands performed. The St Francis de Sales Choir, with lead singer Joshua Rob ins, rendered a powerful interpretation of Shackles and the ACH school band played selected pieces. Akeem Adder ley from Abaco Central High School did a beautiful last minute rendition of the Power of the Dream, without musical accompaniment or rehearsal. The male adults offered words of advice. 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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian October 15, 2012 School & Youth News last place they wanted to be was in the hands of the Police. His address was short but to the point: Be what God made you to be. Let the King in you come up. Be a visionary, he advised. A student at Forest Heights Academy, Terran Strachan, proudly introduced his father, Bishop Terrance Strachan, as the guest speaker. Bishop Strachan graciously recog nized the work of Dr. Lenora Black as head of the local Department of Education, but he stated that even though there are many women who perform as well as men, according to his interpretation of Genesis God had given man the responsibility to rule, reign and lead. The Kingship of man is engraved in his DNA, he explained. He went on, saying that before a man can become a king he has to be a prince and go to training on how to be respect ful and behave in public. But most of all Boys From Page 7 he must have a good education. He recom mended that boys keep a teachable spirit and look for a mentor with high spiritual standards. Dr. Black congratulated the boys on their excellent behavior during the service and announced that a few students would be recognized for special accomplish ments either for academic performance or other achievements. She mentioned having found out from the reports she examined that boys were holding their own in math ematics and that one Abaco student had received 5 As and 3 Bs in the last BJC ex amination. Altindor McIntosh, Isidor Baillou, Delon Hunt, Keith McDonald, Dimitius Roberts, Andrew Bootle, Kevin Pierre, Carlos Pinder, and Andquone Burrows were called to the stage to receive their boys will be acknowledged during a formal award ceremony next year.New Initiative for males kicks off at Friendship Tabernacle A new male initiative, called Guiding Godly Guys (3Gs), was launched at Friend ship Tabernacle Church to work with males ages 7 to 19. The main focus of the group is to guide their spiritual life but they will also learn the trades and skills of leaders and have fun while searching for teachable mo ments. They will learn the attributes of a Godly man all in an effort to build Godly tember 28 at 7 p.m. At the meetings, the young men will engage in Bible Study, develop talent, have knowledge shared about videography, in formation technology and other areas that interest them. The coordinator of this pro gram is Charles Fernander. He is assisted by Emery Curry and Clint Linden. Mr. Fer nander stated that they will meet on some Some of the other activities they will engage in include weight lifting, body building and building camaraderie and friendships. the men were expecting ten boys, but sev enteen came out once the word spread about the program. Mr. Fernander stated that he is no stranger to starting such programs as now grown men. He stated that all of them stayed out of jail and are doing their best. He worked closely with Social Ser men to his program ten years ago. He noted that the circumstances under which this group was formed are different. These young men come from homes with families that care which makes what they have to do much easier. He is hoping that once they build character he will introduce them to the NSBM Program No Sex Before Marriage Program. This is a program he has also worked with before which teaches young men the values of marriage and the impor tance of waiting until marriage to have a sexual encounter. He sees the numbers growing rapidly as the interests expressed are great. He is prepared to increase instructors as the num bers increase. Each group will have a maxi mum of ten males. Church News Dr. Allens series on shame continues Prominent Bahamian Psychologist David Allen continued his series on Shame on September 21 at the Christian Counselling Centre. While there he dispersed a copy of John Coxs painting on shame called I Against I. Participants shared that we have become our own worst enemies because of doing things we shouldnt do, unaccom plished goals, comparing ourselves to others and trying to live up to other peoples expectations. Additionally, in the case of women, particularly black women, there is a per ception of our being too strong and ambi tious to be with a weak man. Using the SHAME acronym of Self-Hatred Aimed At Me, Dr. Allen pointed out how people of colour are now coming to terms with their physical features. While it is easy for some to accept, others are still ashamed of their race. Soon, Dr. Allen concentrated on shifting the mindset of our people from I Against I to I For I. Rachael Johnson of the Christian Counselling Center sug gested that people have to be retrained in their thinking because of preconceived notions. While there are many symptoms of shame like sensitivity and self-sabotage, humiliation, alienation, failure and empti ness; there is a remedy for shame. Dr. Allen said that I Against I is what is killing our country; nevertheless, there remains hope in Christ. Christ came to be our shame bust er, he declared. Jesus is for you, and thats why we can have I for I.Parenting with Purpose begins at Christian Counselling Centre Week One of Parenting With Purpose began on October 4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Christian Counselling Centre with Pastor Michael Johnson as the speaker for Please see Parenting Page 9

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October 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 ABACO FREIGHT COURIER SERVICESOcean Air 6671 W Indiantown Rd, Suite 50-456 Jupiter, Florida 33458 Walk-in and special handling nick@abacofreight.com Nick Mazzeo Church News remarks, however, Margaret Smith, counselor, explained the objectives and rules of the group and gave a pre-test to assess where the participants are in their roles as parents. Pastor Johnsons presentation on Dif ferent Faces and Functions of Families was an interactive one as he encouraged everyone to introduce themselves and share their greatest strengths. He told them that parenting is an ongoing process, and that parents will always have a responsibility to their children. Next, participants listened to an excerpt taken from Dr. Tony Evans sermon on the family. They learned that many is sues stem from foundational problems. With 50 percent of marriages ending in divorce and 40 percent of children being raised in single parent homes, he said that there is family chaos in our world. How ever, as we know, the family cannot be sustained without fathers. Pastor Johnson said that God has an order for the family, and in Genesis Chapter 1, He established His authority over it by virtue of creating it. Building a family starts with a foundation, he emphasized. Family is Gods idea and whenever He has an idea, its wonderful and beautiful. We pervert or change things to suit us. The different types of families were addressed, and the participants looked at the similarities and differences of nuclear, Parenting From Page 8 single parent, extended and blended fami lies. Pastor Johnson went on to take a clos er look at socialization, and how it has de and peer groups were placed on the list of socialization institutions. Although parents learn the basics of parenting from the way they were raised as children, he told them that it is important to not only be formed through our culture, but by Gods Word. Gods Word is the foundation for socialization, Pastor Johnson asserted. and responsibilities. The sessions contin ue with seven more fundamental classes which include: Child Development Stages and Nutrition; Communication with Your Child; Promoting your Childs Self-Es ness; Reinforcing Good Behaviour and Discipline; Preparing Your Child for and Dealing with your Childs School; and Money Management and Your Familys Resources. The Parenting With Purpose program continues every Thursday until November 20 at the Christian Counselling Centre, and is endorsed by the Dept. of Social Services. The cost is $15 per session for individuals and $25 for couples. Parents who success fully complete the program will receive more information, contact Margaret Smith at 367-6215. Abaco Women gathered for conference Under the theme Prayer: The Christians Weapon, the women of Church of God held their 11th Annual Abaco District Womens Conference. The conference began on Wednesday September 26 at 7 p.m. and ended on Friday night September 28. On opening night, the District President Lula Campbell gave the charge and outline for the three nights. The night was spent praying and worshipping as the ladies prepared the church for the messages that would be delivered during this conference. On the second night the speaker was Minister Brenda Archer from Latter Rain Ministries. She spoke on the topic Pray: The Church is at War. She began by laying a solid foundation of the way Christian should act to wards one another. Christians must serve with integrity, not be quick to give up on others and serve in the position God called them to serve in. She added that people must not be afraid to speak the truth in love. She en couraged believers to stop gossiping and change the way they communicate. She re minded them that when they get angry they are to not sin. She told the believers that the church of today is under attack so they must pray. It will not take fancy building and clothes to deal with such a spiritual attack, she ex plained, but rather fervent prayer. Minister Benda stated that many people are stressed out with problems that they cannot pray nor sleep. She reminded them to trust God like Peter did when he was imprisoned and rest. She reminded them that no matter how bad their problems are that God can still handle their problems. She told them about some of the challenges the church will have to face and admonished them to pray and nor get weary. On Friday night, Minister Beverley Archer from Abaco Youth Ministries was the speaker. She spoke about Christians praying for God to handle their problems as She spoke about her experience with cancer and how the Lord restored her health after the doctors told her that she had stage three cancer. She stated how she prayed and reminded God of his promises to her. It is through her declaring Gods word, she explained, that her body was healed and she can preach and work again. She told the ladies how shame and pride kept her from accepting speaking engage ments but God reminded her that He is her strength so she must not hide. She stated that the conference is for kingdom women who want more than carnal living, but Kingdom living. She told believers to stop using the things God has blessed them with for negative such as the phone, their mouth, the Internet and the like. Finally, she encouraged people to stop complaining and start eating those destructive thoughts, words, and deeds. Both nights ended with prayer covering. 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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian October 15, 2012 en-GBPSSSTTT!!! en-GB The Holidays are en-GB Almost Here!! en-GBONLY en-GB 4 ISSUE en-GB LEFTen-GB BEFORE THE en-GB HOLIDAYS DONT FORGET TO ADVERTISE en-GBDEADLINE FOR AD PLACEMENT FOR: November 1st issue is October 25th December 1st issue is November 22nd November 15th issue is November 8th December 15th issue is December 6th Call: 242-367-3200 w ww.the abaconian.com Fax: 242-367-3677 E-M ail: abaconainnews@gmail SportsTwelve teams expected to attend Agapes Tip Off Classic Agape Christian School is hosting its 3rd Annual Basketball Tipoff Classic from October 18 to October 20. Coach Wayde Adderley was proud to see how the basket ball tournament has grown over the years because of the number of local and national teams involved. There are 12 teams participating this year representing schools like CC Sweet ing Senior High School (the defending Hugh Campbell Champions); R.M. Bailey High School (Former Hugh Campbell win ners); Anatol Rodgers High School; and St. Augustines College (SAC). Because SAC is travelling with female players, Coach Adderley said a girls division had to be added to accommodate them. Along with their boys teams, S.C. Bootle High School and Abaco Central High School will also enter their girls teams as well as Agape Christian School as the host team. Were looking forward to that being a new division, Coach Adderley said in reference to the girls division, and of course C. I. Gibson and Kevin Johnson are coming down. Everybody knows about the history between he and I dating back over 20 years now; he is going to come out and help me and support me just like I do with his tournaments. We have a full slate of Top 10 teams here in the country of which we are a part seventh in the country, so were just looking forward to having a good, clean tournament. Food will be on sale and Coach Ad derley said that the admission is reasonable for the type of action fans will see. Cham pionship games end on Saturday, Oct. 20, and will feature the girls division, 13 and under, junior and senior boys. He invited the Abaco community to support the youth of Abaco by helping our young men to do something with their lives as far as furthering their education. Charles Softly Robins, president of The Bahamas Basketball Federation, will also be in attendance to assess the players and examine the state of basketball on Abaco. Gladstone Moon McPhee, a basketball giant and one of the best coaches of all time in The Bahamas, will be among the most recognizable faces. Im looking forward to being around basketball guys next weekend, discussing basketball, having fun, and hopefully open doors for young men on Abaco, Coach Adderley envisioned.Championship games begin for softball teams The month of September and into Oc tober saw a series of playoff and champion ship games for Abacos softball teams. On the F.E.S. Peacocks and beat them: 28-10. The following night, the Runners beat the Peacocks again with a score of 22-12. In the game against Peacocks to advance to gers, who took the lead with 12 wins and two losses during the season. On the heels of the women were the mens playoff games between the Shiloh game, the Destroyers had a perfect game against their opponents winning 10 to 0. Then in the second game, New Vision suf fered a devastating loss only scoring four runs, the Destroyers accumulated a whop ping 20 runs. In Game Three, the Destroyadvance to the championships with a score of 16-5. Meanwhile, DNR Sluggers were left to face Creters Bulldogs. Although a to be canceled, the Bulldogs enjoyed a 7-0 game against DNR when they met again on Oct. 3. Playing a double header that night, the Bulldogs garnered a second win after scoring 10 runs while DNR score none. On Oct.5, DNR had one more opportunity to stay in the running and advance to the championships. Despite their best efforts and a homerun scored by Pitcher Thomas Machine Gun Kelly, the Bulldogs won score: 8-1. As witnessed, it has been a challenging season for many of the softball teams, but more so for the DNR Sluggers whose team was plagued with the loss of key play ers, which left them having to continuously less, the teams love for the sport combined with an unconquerable spirit kept them going. Following the teams win, Pitcher Tyler Russell commented that they were happy to come through with the win. We have the Lord to thank; we put our trust in Him through the start, and we came through with it, Russell said. Were hoping to do the same with the Shiloh Destroyers take the championship home and represent for The Bahamas. Championship games were scheduled for Oct.8 for the Destroyers and Creters Bulldogs; Oct. 9 for the Lady Sluggers and with the aforementioned mens and womens teams on Oct.11.

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October 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 the United States that, referring to North Abaco, You were always on my mind. Also speaking that night was Mr. Ingraham who claimed that the PLP had already started canceling contracts that rect plea with the current Prime Minister to continue the North Abaco Port Project and told the audience that he knew of several instances of victimization. Mr. Ingraham claimed that the transfer of Cephas Coo per, who was the former Senior Island Ad ministrator, was the direct result of PLP Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Min Dont Let This One Get away!!! STUDIO APARTMENT FOR SALE In Beautiful Cherokee Sound. Enjoy the worlds best ats shing and 600 of Deep Sea Fishing just one (1) mile from the Cherokee Long Dock. is property is approximately 75w x 100d, well landscaped with coconut, banana, mango and other fruit trees. e studio is 26 x 26 with front and side porch and a large attic for storage. e interior includes high end nishes with 9 cypress ceilings and trim throughout. Also included is R/O water meter from e Abaco Club. ere is also ample square footage on the property for the building of a main house. Electrical and plumbing is complete within the studio but needs septic system and electrical utility connected. For appointment to see this gem please contact: Call: 1-757-262-6466 Mike and Eleanor Jorgensen Email: nassaugal8@hotmail.com Price US$150,000 net to owner. Buyer responsible for their own legal fees, government tax and stamp tax. N ew eachfront L uxury in Green Turtle Cay 4 bedroom, 4 bathrooms with a guest cottage. Granite countertops and stainless steel appliances along with imported ceramic tile floors. Oversized sc reened porches offer fantastic views over Gilliam Bay. Offered at $2,499,000. Green Turtle Cay 3 bedroom/3 bath, 2 storey home, wrap around porches amazing views. Custom cabinets, granite countertops, hardwood flooring, Tastefully furnished and turn key. Offered at $700,000 Green Turtle Cay 2 bedroom/2 bath home located on an elevated lot. The home features 2 levels with a possible third bedroom/bath on the lower floor. Ready to move in and enjoy. Offered at $549,000 New Bahama Palm Shores with 100 facing the sea. Paved roads and utilities are in place. Offered at $145,500 N ew Ocean V iew Lot Green Turtle Cay with 118 facing the sea The reef is within 100 yards distance from the beach. Offered at $ 175,000 New Waterfront Lot Green Turtle Cay featuring fantastic Sea of Abaco views. Offered at $ 299,000 New Building lot near entrance with easy access to highway. Offered at $20,000.00 Over 200 ft. of gorgeous beachfront. $180,000 info@greenturtlerealestate.com www.greenturtlerealesate.com of the crowd to make her thoughts known. She claimed that her husband was the vic his job. She claimed that because her hus band was an FNM supporter that during the PLP governance they targeted him. She said the shock brought on a small heart at tack in her husband and his health faltered for years after the incident until he passed away. Ms. Rolle-Curry questioned publicly how her son-in-law, Renardo Curry, could be in a political party that actively victim izes political opponents and lead to the death of his own father. Mr. Curry later said that his mother-in-law had put on a politically inspired performance. Mr. Curry said such accusations made him very Politics Election From Page 2 ashamed and its going to take the power of God to help me forgive her tonight. Mr. Curry went on to say, There is nothing she said here tonight that my father would agree with. Victimization has been a key talking point during Mr. Gomezs campaign. During the FNM rally in Coopers Town on October 5 speakers included Ste ven Pedican, Heather Hunt, Zhivargo Laing, Niko Grant, Loretta Butler-Turner, The Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, Greg Gomez and Dr. Minnis; each hit on points that, they claim, prove the PLP has failed During the Oct. 5 rally Mr. Gomez laid out some of his employment history and education on Abaco which included, he said, positions at Scotiabank, the Cus toms Department and Royal Bank. He said that, during his near decade-long tenure in nis, during his speech, honoured a moment of silence for the late FNM Party Chair man, Charles Maynard. tion that Renardo Curry is the candidate for North Abaco and that he will win his seat. At a rally on October 6 many of the partys Ministers and Parliament members spoke to a large crowd gathered at the Treasure Cay Public School grounds. The speakers reinforced the idea that Please see Election Page 14

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian October 15, 2012 Bahamas Boxcart Association Presents our 14th Annual Big Hill Boxcart DerbyNovember 24th 2012, 10:00 am 4:00 pm. Hope Town, Abaco Food Drinks Shirts Music Displays Adult & Junior Classes Anyone Can Enter Racing Begins at Noon Food, drinks, T Shirts, other goodies on sale. Attention Racers: Once again, Racers will be judged on SHOWMANSHIP as well as fastest Downhill & Slalom times. Thats rightSHOWMANSHIP. Points will be awarded 1 10 for fastest Downhill (gravity power only), 1 -10 for fastest Slalom (less penalties) & 1 -10 for SHOWMANSHIP. Costumes, skits, decorated boxcarts, exploding confetti displays, whatever you can think of. King of the Hill this year may not be the fastestWe suggest American Soapbox Derby wheels for durability & speed & would like to establish a class for carts with this kind of wheel. Brakes are optional, helmets are not! Trophies & prizes will be awarded shortly after the competition ends. Proceeds Will be Directed Towards the Hope Town Community Pool FundPlease contact Stafford Patterson at 242 366 0023 or Hope to see you there on Race Day!!! Mr. Curry was a caring man who had nothing but the best interests of the people at heart. The Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald said that the FNM party was desperate and dangerous. He said North Abaco would receive three new Pre-Schools over the next four years to accommodate the islands growth and that Mr. Curry would be the Member of Parliament to oversee the expansion of scholarships and Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institution courses on the island. He said Mr. Curry had a strong belief in education and would Politics Election From Page 11 youth. The Hon. Phillip Brave Davis spoke to the crowd visiting from Dundas and Murphy Town. He promised that the roads in Central Abaco would be as they are in Coopers Town. He said the work would be done by Bahamians and to disregard the FNMs claims that the budget only would cover sand and seal for the roads. Mr. Curry spoke to the crowd and thanked them for their support. He said that he was strengthened every day be cause of your love. The Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, was the last to take the stage on Oct. 6. He revealed that, if elect Government Complex. He explained to the crowd why he believed they should elect Curry, saying that You can go to [Rt. Hon.] Hubert, or Gomez or Minnis; but theyve got to call me. The candidate for the Bahamas Con stitution Party has also kept in the race. S. Ali McIntosh has made several televi sion and radio appearances appealing to the people of North Abaco. She says she can be a voice for those who are not fully repre sented by either the FNM or the PLP. She made her position known that she wants to move the country back to the values stated in the Constitution which indicates a clear presence of Christian morals that should govern the country. Despite the lack of re sources comparative to her FNM and PLP counterparts, Ms. McIntosh says she feels Early voting for the election took place on October 8 in Coopers Town. The By-Election proper will be held on October 15. The Abaconian Ali McIntosh ready to serveBy Timothy Roberts As leader of the Bahamas Constitu tion Party (BCP) Ali McIntosh faces odds not in her favor in the upcoming North Abaco by-election she remains steadfast in her resolve to offer herself as a servant of the people while bringing a new vision and representation to the people. I believe that I can offer a great deal to the people of North Abaco in terms of Please see BCP Page 16

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October 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 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 South Abaco Bahama Palm Shores home owners meet new Administrator for South Abaco Residents of Bahama Palm Shores and guests from neighbouring settlements enjoyed an evening of camaraderie on October 6. The Mix and Mingle was held in Bahama Palm Shores new Fire House and provided an opportunity for persons to meet with the evenings special guest, new Administrator for South Abaco, Joshua Smith. Mr. Smith was welcomed by Jac queline Estevez, local government repre sentative for Bahama Palm Shores. Admin function of its kind he had attended since his arrival on Abaco and how pleased he had been invited. In her introduction of Mr. Smith, Ms. Estevez stated that she had spoken with him earlier of the concerns of the home owners of Bahama Palm Shores concern ing their wishes for the neighbourhood which is currently still a private area to be taken over by government. I have given to work on our behalf, Ms. Estevez told the audience. He is working on all of our concerns and whereas previous admin istrators have never had a response from the government, he received a response straight away. Administrator Smith told the homeowners that he had received word from government that in order for the area to become a public subdivision every lot must be sold. If any lots remain unsold then the subdivision remains the developers responsibility. I will try to push this forward and see what I can do, stated Administra tor Smith who also said that he would like to visit each household to hear residents visions for their area. He also mentioned that the lack of Cable TV in the area needs addressing since the residents must have a satellite dish in order to watch television and cannot receive any Bahamian chan nels. I want to hear what you have to say, tell me what you need and I will pass it on to central government, he promised. Chris Roberts commended the Adroad curves on the Earnest Dean Highway. Administrator Smith responded by saying that he has more and will complete the re mainder of the curves. Mr. Roberts then addressed the problem of potholes along that same highway which he described as getting pretty nasty. Administrator Smith replied saying that, Though some holes have been patched, I am still waiting for more Perma Patch from government in Nassau. He was informed that the materi als can be purchased here on Abaco but stated that he is not provided with any money to purchase anything here. Admin istrator Smith promised the residents that whatever they need he will ask government for but he cannot promise they will get it. Following the Administrators intro duction to the group everyone enjoyed a time of socializing and partaking of the scrumptious and plentiful potluck dinner. A barbeque grille, supervised by Bahama Palm Shores Fire Chief, Bruce Smith, was available for anyone who wanted to place on it a succulent steak or any other meat of their choice. It was agreed by everyone that the evening had been most enjoyable nitely be repeated. Hog Hunting: A Favourite Pastime on Abaco Hogs have been hunted on Abaco tlers relied on them as a good food staple. Christopher Columbus is reputed to have introduced wild hogs to the Caribbean. It is recorded that before the 1950s when the Owens Illinois logging company cut roads into the bush there were countless hogs roaming Abaco. Things were different then. There were no good roads, no trucks or guns to make it easier for the hog hunt Please see Hogs Page 16

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian October 15, 2012 Politics community, governance and leadership and I believe we can turn this community around, she said. Ms. McIntosh believes there is great potential in Abaco where economic devel opment through farming and industry can be successfully utilized. She said government needs to take the next step in making available seed money and equipment and extend the idea of cooperatives. To do this will empower the small farmer to really extend what he is doing, she said. Ms. McIntosh would encourage a fo cus on science and technology especially relating to farming and processing and signify a true investment in achieving the goal of being able to feed ourselves. We must go to the level that we make sure that every step in the develop ment of the country that there is a way that the government has organized so that people can prosper. She said the government ought to be able to provide the infrastructure, market ing, distributing and export to assist the farmer and looks forward to a day when we only import the things we cannot grow. Ms. McIntosh said we need to begin using our own natural resources to supply the products that we regularly use and stop importing things grown or producible na tively. She desires to see farming as a nonelective in schools, because the Bible says if you dont work you dont eat. She said she would like to see the connection made enable us to feed ourselves. Ms. McIntosh also wants to explore ket believing it would be an economic boon tuna in Abaco as it is a breakfast and lunch staple for many Bahamians. She believes we can take the island to -BCP From Page 14 ing and that without bringing in foreign investors. If we explore this to its fullest potential we could have almost no unem ployment, she said. Believing that we need to work together in order to take Abaco to the next level, Ms. McIntosh says we need to see each other as Abaconians and not by po litical colors. My personality speaks to bringing people together. I want to bring a different approach to how we do commu nity and we can lift each other up. Touching on the immigration problem she said that it needs to be brought under control. If they are here and here illegally, then we have to do what is legally right making sure they are sent where they are supposed to be. If you ought to be here than we should ensure that you get the relevant status. gross problem here in Abaco the govern ment has to look at it and carry through this problem. She also spoke of the need to create a policy that is fair across the board and across The Bahamas. Deporta tion should not be for those who only just got here. Regarding education and the develop ment of the youth Ms. McIntosh wants to She proposes to make continuing education available to all graduating students giving them the opportunity to expand their po tential whether through college or technical school training. I have no problem standing alone until people hear and say that I am making sense, she said. If you have two or ganizations that are political opposites and they are doing the same thing and under every regime the people are still not being option. Ms. McIntosh said that ultimately she is offering herself in service of people. My friends are the people; Im working for the people. ers. One of the old timers who used to hunt in the 1940s and 50s described what it was like back then. We used to walk from Marsh Harbour on a track where the Ear nest Dean highway is now over to 9 Mile Post. We would then walk into the bush over rough terrain with our hunting dogs. Once the dogs got the scent of a hog and cornered it we would dash the hog down, tie it up, put it on our head and carry it home. One person would carry each hog on his head and the hog was often fatter than the person. The hog would still be alive, upside down with its feet hanging down in front and the body hanging down the back. It would be left tied up overnight and killed the next day by sticking a knife into its heart. A number three tin tub of boiling water would be at the ready to pour over the hog and clean off the hairs. It would then be sliced up, some of it sold and some of it given away. Since there were no fridges and freezers to keep the meat the rest would be boiled down into ham and hung up to preserve it for later. Sometimes the hunters would go in a boat from Marsh Harbour up to the area where Treasure Cay is now then go ashore in a dinghy to hunt. On the return the dogs and the hogs would be put in the dinghy and taken back to the boat for the return to Marsh Harbour. Hog hunting was more of a sport then than it is nowadays when guns are used, stated this old time hunt er. Hunters back then certainly had to be strong to walk over nine miles carrying a 200 pound hog on their head Hog hunting or wild boar hunting has always been a mans sport but these days a few courageous women have now taken it up. While some just go along with their menfolk to keep them company and watch, a few are actually hunting the hogs. One such lady is Tiffany Sawyer who remem bers going along with her father, Wayne Russell, on his hog hunting trips since she was seven or eight years old. She is now married to Andrew Sawyer who is an avid hunter and so she feels that her foray into hog hunting has been a natural progression and for the last six or seven years she has actually hunted herself. She is now carrying on the family tradition which has been going on for generations. Tiffany explained that there are two types of hog hunting. One is watching which involves the hunter sitting in an area such as by a water hole or where there are bushes where it is likely a hog will pass. When a hog comes along the hunters will then shoot. The second method is to hunt with dogs. The hunting dogs are always eager to jump into the truck to go hunting. follow its scent through the bush until they come upon the hog. The hunters follow the sound of the barking dogs with guns at the We usually hunt with about 3 to 5 or so people together but I always leave it to the guys to clean them, declares Tiffany who says that she really loves hog hunting. I am not a tomboy, I love girly things but I also love all outdoor activities such as shooting, hunting and boating, Hog hunting is usually done in the very early morning or at twilight. Not only is this cooler for the hunters and dogs but because the drafts allow for the scent of the hogs to be caught on the dew of the shrubbery more easily. Also, the hogs are nocturnal creatures. Tiffany says that they only hunt with dogs in the winter as it is too exhausting for the animals in the sum mer. ing than their relatives the domestic pig. They have a very long snout with two curved tusks which can be as long as 7 inches which are actually teeth and are deadly sharp. These have caused injury to many a hunting dog. Whereas domestic pigs are pinker in colour, wild hogs are covered in grey and brown hairs which act age between 150 -200 pounds. While some are as small as 75 pounds, Tiffany says that she would not kill one that small, she would let it escape for more years of life. The hogs prefer areas of dense vegetation have no sweat glands so wallow in mud holes during hot months. Wild boar is considered a delicacy by many Bahamians. The meat, which doesnt taste like its domestic counterpart, is nei ther gamy nor greasy. It is deemed a bit third less fat, fewer calories and less cho lesterol than domestic pork. The meat of of the females and the most prized meat is that of a young female hog which has not yet produced a litter. The meat can be cooked several ways, the most popular seeming to be soused. Wild boar meat can be purchased at M & R grocery store as Roderick Strachan is an avid wild boar hunter or from Ricky Albury on Forest Drive. South Abaco Hogs From Page 15

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October 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 With the recent opening of schools keeping a keen eye on our children as it relates to road safety. According to Inspector Mario Mur phy of the Marsh Harbour Police Depart are encouraged to exercise caution when driving in school zones. There is a des ignated speed limit of 15 mph during school hours, which takes place between the morning hours of 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and in the afternoon between 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. While drivers are asked to be on the lookout for children using pedestrian crossings, Insp. Murphy said that students also have a part to play in ensuring their safety because many times they show a lack of concern for the roadway. Therefore, parents are encouraged to speak to their children as well because some students have been described as un A lot of the kids are very rude to School & Youth News abused by one or two of the kids since I came here, Insp. Murphy disclosed. They need to be warned about that, and we will not be tolerating that. standpoint to make sure the kids are safe going to school and going home. He said their main concern is the Forest Drive strip because it is where the two government schools are situated, and the majority of the school population walks along that route. Insp. Murphy said Don Mackay Blvd. is where most of the private schools are located, so with chil dren being driven to those schools, there is not much of an issue in that location. He acknowledged the challenge pre sented by the incomplete sidewalk near Abaco Central High School and the lack of pedestrian crossings, and said that they are doing their best to share road safety tips with the students. There is also a school; however, the Urban Renewal Team led by Sgt. 2483 Jocelyn Smith does their best to visit various schools ev ery morning. Regrettably, there is only one lone cyclist to cover Abacos school route. Complicating the issue for motorists, too, zones, and Insp. Murphy said they have contacted the appropriate government of As if those challenges were not enough, Insp. Murphy said there is an issue with the overcrowding of school buses. That will be addressed because a number of warnings have been given, so the courts, he forewarned. Finally, Insp. Murphy addressed one more troubling issue. Expelled and suspended students join up with the school population after school to cause trouble. Parents are asked to keep their children at home because they will not be tolerated causing trouble. To combat the issue of after-school program will offer an in-school suspen sion for suspended students where they and others things that foster community involvement. This will eliminate the problem said. Another option to combat such chal lenges is to have a collaborative effort among teachers, students, parents and police. It is a collaborative effort. We dont have the manpower; we dont have the resources to be along all the school zones so we need everybody to play their part, Insp. Murphy reiterated. Motor ists slow down. We will aggressively try to cause these signs to be erected show ing the school zones, speed limits and pe destrian crossings we will do that. We dont want our kids to get hurt or injured during school hours. During her remarks, Sgt. Smith once again reminded parents whose children at tend Central Abaco Primary School to re frain from parking in the middle median in front of the school. For a kid to come to the gate, and run straight across the road heading to ward the vehicle it is dangerous, she warned. Sgt. Smith suggested that parents park along the walls of the school or across the street and walk across to the school to collect their children. Moreover, she has had challenges with students standing at the roundabout by Dis We Style. We pass and tell them to start head ing up to the school, and they pretend to walk, and if you look in your rearview mirror they have stopped, she said. When you speak to them again, they have an attitude.Police educate community on road safety High School Student? Like journalism or writing? Contact us:AbaconianNews@ gmail.comOr message us on Facebook for details.

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian October 15, 2012 MINISTRY OF FINANCE THE REAL PROPERTY TAX ACT, (CHAPTER 375) STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMASPursuant to Section 7(2) of the Real Property Tax Act, Chapter 375 Statute Law of e Bahamas (hereinaer the Act), as amended, the Chief Valuation Ocer hereby gives notice:-(a) that copies of the assessment list are available as required by subsection (4) of Section 7 of the Act, and may be inspected at the Valuation Oce or the Treasury, on or aer 15th October, 2012 (b) that a Notice of Assessment addressed to each owner of property liable to tax under the Act is available at the Valuation Oce, located at Char lotte House, Charlotte Street South and may be collected therefrom by or on behalf of the owner of such property during normal working hours; (c) that pursuant to subsection (3) of Section 7 of the Act, upon the expiration of ve (5) days aer the publication of this notice, a Notice of Assessment shall be deemed to have been served on every owner of property liable to tax under the Act; (d) that without prejudice to the provision of subsection (3) of Section 7 of the Act, the Chief Valuation Ocer may at any time aer the publication in the Gazette of this notice send by post, a Notice of Assessment addressed to any owner of property liable to tax under the Act; (e) that pursuant to Section 11(1) of the Act, any person aggrieved by a notice of assessment deemed to have been served under this Act may object thereto by serving on the Chief Valuation Ocer within thirty days aer the date on which the notice of assessment is deemed to have been served, a notice in writing of such objection stating the grounds upon which he relies; (f) that pursuant to Section 18 of the Act (but subject to provisions of Section 12(3) of the Act) the tax in respect of property will be due and payable by the owners of property not later than sixty days aer the date on which notice of assessment is deemed to have been served. Accordingly, it is the duty of each taxpayer to ensure that he receives a Notice of Assessment* (Section 12(3) is reproduced below); (g) that the exemption has been allowed for 2013 on those properties which have been declared as owner-occupied residences, and have satised the conditions under Section 3(ii) of the Real Property Tax (Amendment) Act of 2002. However, the owners are by law required to disclose to the Chief Valuation Ocer any change in the circumstances of occupation which does not entitle the property for the exemption allowed.*(Section 43 is reproduced below); (h) that in accordance with the Real Property Tax (Amendment) Act 2012, the maximum annual tax in respect of owner-occupied property is $50,000 per annum; (i) persons receiving a Notice of Assessment and Demand Note for the rst time should, therefore, examine the columns marked Tax payable for the year andTax for period_______ to_______, as it would indicate the amount due for current and prior years; (j) that if you are a Bahamian citizen/company and own improved property situ ate in New Providence or a non-Bahamian citizen/company (less than 60 per cent of the shares benecially owned by citizens of e Bahamas) and own property situate in the Commonwealth of e Bahamas and have never received a Notice of Assessment and Demand Note, you are required by Section 10 of the Act to make a declaration of your property not later than 31st December, 2012. Declaration forms for this purpose are available online at http://forms.bahamas.gov.bs or at the Valuation Section and should be re turned to the Valuation Section accompanied by documentary proof of Bahamian citizenship and in the case of a Bahamian Company, a copy of the Companys latest annual statement of return. Section 12(3) is as follows:- e Chief Valuation Ocer shall dismiss any objection unless the whole of the tax payable under the Notice of Assessment shall have been deposited with him or for good cause, the Chief Valuation Ocer determines that the objector shall be relieved of the requirement of this subsection in whole or in part and is satised that the objector has complied with any such determination which gives partial relief only. Section 43 is as follows:(1) Any owner who is granted an exemption under the provisions of Section 42(1)(f), by reason of the property qualifying as owner-occupied property, shall where he is aware of any circumstances or facts which do not entitle the property to the exemption disclose to the Chief Valuation Ofcer those circumstances or facts; (2) Any owner who knowingly fails to comply with the requirements of subsection (1) is guilty of an oense and liable on summary conviction to a ne of one thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term of three months or to both such ne and imprisonment; and the court shall upon conviction of an oender, in addition to any other penalty imposed, order the oender to pay to the Treasurer a sum equivalent to twice the amount of the tax which would have been payable but for the exemption had the disclosure been made: (3) No limitation as to the time within which proceeding may be brought for the prosecution of a summary oense shall apply to proceedings under subsection (2).Chief Valuation Ocer/ Controller of Inland Revenue Possession of Dangerous Drugs with Intent to Supply (Suspect arrested & charged) from the Central Detective Unit (New Providence and Abaco District) came in at M.H.P.S. with a male age 32 years of Dundas Town, Abaco, under arrest refer ence to Possession of Dangerous Drugs suspect in the area of the Big Tree locat ed Murphy Town where he was found in Possession of three packages containing marijuana. He was brought to M.H.P.S. where he was charged for the offence. He is scheduled to attend Magistrate court at Possession Dangerous Drugs with Intent to Supply (Arrest & Charged.)At 7:30pm on 5th October, 2012, (New Providence and Abaco District) came in at M.H.P.S. with a 45 year old female of Marsh Harbour, a 39 year old female of Forest Drive and a 19 year old male of Forest Drive, Abaco, all under arrest ref erence to Possession of Dangerous Drugs search warrant on the premises located at Marsh Harbour and discovered six plastic wraps containing marijuana (5 ounces) As a result, all persons present were arrested. Causing Harm (Arrest and Charged)At 1:40pm on 1 October, 2012, a 41 year old male of the Mudd, Abaco, reported that sometime around 10:00pm on 30 September, 2012, while walking in The Mudd through a pathway to his residence, a man known to him hit him to the head and robbed him of $500.00 cash and his Black Berry Cellular phone valued at $150.00. Police action requested. Suspect arrested the Central Detective Unit (New Provi dence and Abaco District) arrested the suspect a 45 year old male of The Mudd, Abaco reference to this matter. He was charged and released on $1,500.00 bail to tinues. Possession of Unlicensed Firearm and Drugs (Arrest and Charged)At 5:45pm on 2nd October, 2012, (New Providence and Abaco District) conducted a search of a beige tri-plex located (2) ounces of marijuana and a black bag containing a black and silver 9mm pistol. As a result a 38 year old male of Forest Drive was arrested reference to this mat ter. Investigation continues. Cultivation & Possession of Ammunition (Suspect arrested and charged)At 6:30pm on 4th October, 2012, tral Detective Unit (New Providence and Abaco District) came in at M.H.P.S. with three suspects under arrest reference to Cultivation and Possession of Ammuni tion, ages 23 years, 17 years and 26 years of the residence of accused and discovered 14 pots containing marijuana plants, three (3) .9mm bullet and one(1) .40 bullet. The scene was processed and photographed by DC 2939 Edgecombe. Stealing (Under Investigation)At 11:00am on 4th October, 2012, a 48 year old businessman resident of Trea sure Cay, Abaco, reported that sometime between 8:00pm on 3rd October, 2012 and 10:00am on 4th October, 2012, some un his liquor store. Investigation continues.Possession of Dangerous Drugs with Intent to Supply (Suspect arrested and charged)At 6:20pm on 3rd October, 2012, (New Providence and Abaco District) came in at M.H.P.S. with a 50 year old male of the Mudd, Abaco, under arrest ref erence to Possession of Dangerous Drugs a search of the accused residence and dis covered about 8.7 ounces of Marijuana. Investigation continues. Unlawful Sexual Intercourse (Suspect arrested)At 2:00pm on 2nd October, 2012, a ment Clinic reported that she examined a 13 years female of The Mudd, Abaco and discovered that she was pregnant. Police action requested Suspect arrested A 14 year old male was arrested reference to this matter and admitted to the offence. Investigations continue. Obscene Languages and Threats of Death (Suspect arrested and charged)At 1:35am on 2nd October, 2012, Abaco District came in at M.H.P.S. with an 18 year old female of Central Pines, Abaco, under arrest reference to Assault of derly Behaviour, Obscene Languages and Threats of Death. She was arrested in the area of Marsh Harbour. During the arrest cused and brought her to M.H.P.S. where she was charged for the offences. Possession of Drug Arrest & Resisting Arrest (Suspect arrested)At 3:15pm on 1st October, 2012, (New Providence and Abaco District) came in at M.H.P.S. with a 27 year old male of Marsh Harbour under arrested reference to Possession of Dangerous Drugs, namely Marijuana. The accused was ar rested at 3:00pm same date in the area of Power line Road, Marsh Harbour where he was found in possession of Marijuana. Investigation continues.Crime Report

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October 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 19 Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open 7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm F riday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 Across 3. Bahamas ____________ Party 4. Doing this uses more muscle s than smiling. 8. Magician's favourite word. 10. Move this to the right and it makes the number larger. 12. To sweat. 15. Free __________ Movemen t 17. Exceedingly ugly or repulsive. 18. Collected for a campsite, the drier the better.Down 1. Professional who deals with 2. ______ Day; Previously Columbus Day, now All-heroes. 5. Minister of Education has promised Abaco will received three of these over the next four year. 6. This was 75 cents cheaper on October 5. 7. Summer _______, a popular show on Abaco put on by James Catalyn. 9. "_______ and Loathing in L as Vegas" a book by Hunter S. Thompson. 11. Progressive __________ Party 13. Good for a baloon but bad f or money. 14. Lip colour, especially a conch's. actor to win Academy Award.October 1 Crossword Answers Across 3. MOONPopular target for howling. 5. REFEREESThe NFL realized the importance of these during the 2012 season. 9. CABINETA type of meeti ng the PM has hinted at bringing to Abaco. 11. CAREERA path followed by professionals. 13. GOLDEN_____ Gloves; a tournament in Nassau. 14. GEORGIEName of the manatee wandering through Abaco. popular pirate accessory. 16. DOUBLOONA piece of eight. 17. BUTTONSThese keep you r shirts closed; OR Something you push. 19. SPIRALShape of our galaxy. Down 1. INTERACTA youth club geared towards community service. 2. EVERESTThe highest pea k. 4. RECEIPTReceived after a sale. 6. MONSTERSFrankenstein, Wolf Man and Mummies. 7. BALLOTYou cast these b ut the politicians name. 8. PEPPERONIA popular pizza topping 10. ALUMINUMUsed for sod a cans. 12. CANNONSUsed on ships and forts, make sure to keep the powder dry. 16. DUNE*This landform is col lapsing in Hope Town, creating a dangerous hazard. 18. URCAAbbreviation; Organiza tion tasked with regulating electronic communication in The Bahamas.

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Page 20 Section B The Abaconian October 15, 2012 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 Opinion Insights for your InnerspringHow to Think BIG Can I be so presumptuous as to tell you to think BIG or to even show someone how to think BIG? Really, I dont have to do anything to cause someone to think big nor do I have the power to just switch this on for you. The mind itself, left to its powers of imagination; naturally tends far and beyond its physical address. The mind possesses that uncanny ability not to and moves when and where it wants. Have you ever recalled being asked to think of one single thing, and nothing else; for 60 seconds? More often than not you event, reliving some memorable emotion or even travelling years into the future all in that short span of 60 seconds. Try it. So, I cant tell someone how to think BIG; they already have the hardware to do it. The mind is a traveler and beckons the body to join it on its journeys. However, despite such powerful hardware, many are resigned to just imagine and not act; as their capacity for action has been teth ered somehow and they restrict themselves for fear of ridicule, failure or experienc ing some unpleasant result. As a baby el ephant is staked to the ground and shackled with heavy manacles, its brain recalls that it cannot move beyond where it is located; and so it stays put. That elephant grows up and becomes a powerful pachyderm but now the handlers can restrict its movement by limiting it to a much smaller stake and often times a much weaker chain. The elephant, feeling the tug of the weak restraint, stops because in its mind it cannot get away and resigns itself to stay only in the space where the rope or chain allows it to go. The aim of this article, and indeed this column; is to remove that impression ing themselves in that state. Dr. David Schwartz delves deeper into his book The Magic of Thinking BIG by tackling the question of how How to Think BIG! As I think about the elephant I recognize a connection between one of the Schwartz points to the advice from age-old philosophers: know thyself. He mentions that most people interpret this say ing to mean know only thy negative self. He further states that most self-evaluations consist of long lists of ones faults, shortcomings and inadequacies and if we know only our negative characteristics, were in a mess and our value is small. When presented with an open door of freedom, that elephant considers the door, looks at the stake and chain and says within himself, I am too small, I am too weak; and so the door of freedom closes time and time again. How many opportunities have you missed because you saw yourself as too small, not smart enough, not possess ing the right connections? Dr. Schwartz mentions that where success is concerned people are measured by the size of their point of knowing thyself, Dr. Schwartz puts forth several key actions which help to reverse this negative self-perception; A) Maintain positive mental images in ones mind B) Embrace a BIG thinkers vocabu lary and C) See possibilities and not just realities. Several decades ago a famous sci behavior. The essence of the study was that monkeys were introduced to reward (a bunch of bananas at the top of a pole); as well as punishment (an indiscriminate elec tric shock administered to some subjects climbing the pole). Because punishment was introduced as individual subjects were going for a reward this introduced fear into the group and those ones who had felt the shock held back anyone who was trying to go for the reward. Even when new subjects were introduced into the study who knew nothing about the original re ward and punishment scenario; they would eventually prevent other new subjects from moving towards the reward because of the fore them. possible with these primates and they were asked why they were preventing these new subjects from getting the reward they would not be able to tell you. They them selves could not come up with a plausible answer but could only say that its because someone before them stopped their for ward progress. The results of this study are so similar to human behavior. Many persons in our society want to think big but there are so many around them who prevent them fearing some form of punish ment will spring upon them for trying or that they may even get the reward, thereby surpassing them. Quite often these persons who had such great drive and determination soon proving looks of those sedentary observers around them. Very soon no one is going for the reward, no one is trying and yet the reward is so close. The bumble bee is a case study in thing about the bumble bee one comes to does! Observing it you would think that failure is a foregone conclusion in its case. Surely the bumble bee will break its wings under the sheer weight of its body and tumble uncontrollably to the ground with a thunderous splat! But wait, the bumble bee second nature. Everyone looking on is saying that but no one told the bumble bee. In its mind physics that are applied here are quashed ceeds against conventional wisdom. So, are the laws of physics more real than the the laws of physics are trumped in this case. What could we achieve if we did not listen to those knots on the log of life, those benchwarmers, and those Monday morning quarterbacks? What long-stand ing belief could we squash just because we have the desire to do what it says we cant? What are you pursuing? Go after it! What are you considering to do? Just do it! Stop listening to what people say cant be done and do it! Our societies and neighborhoods can be better but it will take us to make it so. We can become smarter, stronger, and braver; but it takes effort on our part to make it so. The unfettered mind is a powerful thing and unlocks pos sibilities for itself and all those around it. Will those with unfettered minds please stand up and do something! Dr. Schwartz leaves the reader to Grow BIG by thinking BIG! Dont sell yourself short. Conquer the crime of self-deprecation. Concentrate on your assets. You are better than you think you are. Use the big thinkers vocabulary. Use big, bright, cheerful words. Use words that promise hope, victory, happiness, pleasure; avoid words that create unpleasant images of failure, defeat and grief. Stretch your vision. See what can be, not just what is. Practice adding value to things, to people and to yourself. Get the big view of your job, the next grade level or your next business venture. Think; really think your present job, grade or business is important. Promotion to the next level depends mostly on how you think towards your present job, grade or business. Think above trivial things. Focus your attention on big objectives. Before getting involved in a petty matter, ask yourself, Is it really important?

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October 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 21 Heartfelt ThanksI had not planned to age---but it happened anyway! e magic age of 65 came doubly quickly for me for 2 reasons--e most important reason was that I was having such an incredible time teaching rst at Amy Roberts School in Green Turtle Cay and then at Hope Town School with the fantastic,excited students and wonderful,dedicated parents talented teachers ,hard working sta,and my supportive community ,the 35 years simply ew. e second reason was that there was a 35 year long joke with all my students about my age--so according to all my past and present students( and myself !)--I was only 35 when I was retired Your little white stories do catch up to you What a ride those years were More exciting projects, programs, events,trips and achievements than anyone could possibly have imagined. My heart swelled with pride at students growing up into responsible (my fav word !) adults and making their way successfully into the world-I never wanted my career as Principal/Teacher to end But so it has and now I am working in the Tourism industry and planning on joining students and guests in environmental activities here at the resort where I am working. One of the best days of my life was the recent retirement party given for me by the PTA and Teachers of Hope Town School. e day was lled with laughter, tears, roasting and toasting in the company of dear friends,relatives, colleagues, former students and present students at school now.e planning committee of Lindsey McCoy, Pleasants Higgs, Erica Russell Teachers and students outdid themselves to provide a perfect party. I will cherish the events of that day forever. I even went to school the following Monday so the students could sing their song to me again I was pleased that our Member of Parliament Mr. Edison Key and his wife Kathy were able to come as well as all of our Hope Town Council members, Harold Malone, Don Cash and Donnie Carey and District Superintendent Lenora Black and ocers Colleagues came all the way from Sandy Point to Treasure Cay and from all the cays and settlements between. I was thrilled to see so many people and spend time visiting and catching up Speeches were heartfelt, hilarious and touching and I appreciated each and every one. Your gis of the new iPad,gorgeous personal art and the jewelery were dearly loved .Beautiful Harl Taylor purses from their creator ,who is my sister at heart and the Androsia purse added to the generous gis made by talented Bahamians. So as I graduate from one phase of my life to another I want to let you all know how much your friendship, love and support has meant to me for the past 35 years and how much I look forward to our continued contact and friendship for the next 35. Hope Town School is le in capable hands with Mr. Justin Higgs at the helm--its outstanding legacy is assured to continue. I send heartfelt thanks for the wonderful party and to those who attended. God Bless each and every one of you!Candace M. Key Pothole Partyen Dear Editor, An annual problem. . .however, why not look at it as an opportunity for the community to come together and have a Pothole Fixing Party. PFP. After all, those who drive the roads contribute in some small way to the existence of the pot holes. I am not thinking of replacing the PLP, but rather men and young men with strong backs and hands to repair the pot holes under the supervision of some one who knows about such things. . . and, when the work is done, the ladies might be disposed to provide some eats after wards. In other words, a true community effort. AND. . .a celebration of what can be achieved when folk work together to achieve a common goal, one which will Come on, someone stand up and get it started! Way to go, Abaco! Barbara Lightbourn Brennan Expatriate Bahamian who loves Ab acoLet the Truth Be Told ple, I Phillipa M. Rolle Curry was mar ried to Pastor Mr. Michael Lucian Curry from November 27th, 1994 to September 17th, 2010. We had a good marriage and a good thing. He died holding my hand and kissed me good buy. My parents taught me the value of family, love and endurance. Pastor, Im disappointed in you? Pastor, are you the perfect pastor, hus band, father, family and friends? My husband and I lived and fellowshipped in your home many times, if there was some marital stress in my marriage you never offered or gave counseling and you had so much opportunity to do so mainly because there was no need for it. Pas tor the 16 year old daughter you claim he, my late husband, asked to leave the house was such a lie. The 16 year old then, when we got married, was nowhere to be found in the house. You know she dropped out of private high school at the age of 14 years old with a baby and was doing her own thing from then. We went looking for her to invite her to the wed way we did the other 3 children. After 6 months of our marriage we went on the streets looking for her and brought her baby home but she did not want to be disciplined so she left home again. After our 1st anniversary upon out return home we continued to look for her. I found her 1 year later and enrolled her in College of the Bahamas. She dropped out of college with another baby then she left the house and the rest his history. The same daughter who is now between 32 to 34 years old is now in Freeport, been put a side with a husband, 4 children and 1 grandchild so the brother can campaign embarrass and stress free. The family is angry with me because I would not take her in. If YOUR house and family is to goof for her and her family to be with why should I take her? I am still trying to recover from daddys pain and loss. My great nephew you also had your 5 cents I never had marital stress where my husband and I had to separate, can you say the same for you and yours? The two of you, if you were there for your father like children who would show appreciation for good upbringing, schooling and life, you would have known what was going on, youll were invited time and time again to join us on occa sions especially on Fathers day, youll cancel out. The love and affection was never shown to him in my 17 years of marriage. You were gone out of his life before I met him so I cant see how youll and other family members can say I put a wedge between him and you. Let the truth be told You claim that you were busy as a bank manager, having your own family to deal with and church. You claim that you were busy working in the Trea sury, your own family and church. asked me to leave my job, to close my business and to leave my homeGrand Bahama to move to Abaco with him in 2008. If there was a marital stress he would have been happy to move back af ter 40 years. He would have said Hun, which was my nick mane to him, Im go ing home and you remain in Freeport and com on weekends when you can, but he didnt, he insisted that we move together. Being the loving obedient wife I packed our belongings and accompanied my hus band. You said your father was not vic timized out of his job, well in 2007 the F.N.M. party used his victimization on the campaign trail as an example as we discussed it as a family. You said your father did not have a heart attack and that it must have been in my mind. Well after you saw that I, Ms. Phillipa Curry, the wife of your father has left jobs and took your father to The Rand Hospital in Freeport, Princess Margaret, Doctors Hospital Nassau, Jackson Memo rial Florida, Auskell Marsh Harbour and Marsh Harbour Clinic between 2008 and 2010 and he was getting worst you then said to me to let you take him to your heart specialist friend in Florida, I asked you why did you wait till I became like the woman with the issue of blood, you said you forgot about him, because I was doing such a good job. Let the truth be told. It was July 30th 2010 he, with 1 sis ter, an aunt her husband and cousin took his father to Palm West Heart Center, al lowing me to have a break and to keep my job because my boss was complaining, do you not remember such occurrences? Pastor M.L. Curry was admitted in Palm West Hospital Heart Center on July 21st, 2012, August 1st, 2010 He called me, he said Mom, daddy say come. I asked him why, he said daddy cant be without you, I said to him I have to ask my boss and I need to wait until I get pay, he said ask them when you go to work tomorrow I said yes I will, then he let me talk to my husband I told him the same thing, he said Hun I need you to come now I miss you I said you to sweetie but I have to wait until Friday when I get pay. I gave in my resignation on August 6th 2010 and join my husband and fam ily in Florida in August 07th 2010, but the sad thing was, my step son had left turned to Abaco on August 13th 2010. He and the Curry family if there was not a heart problem why take to the heart in stitution? Your father was too intelligent to want to have a stressful woman around him more than his family. You praised me and spoke highly of your father and my love for each other before now, but the P.L.P. government spoke highly of him To all women, stand by your man when he has and when he doesnt have, dont let anyone or anything come be tween you and your marriage. Remem bering your marriage bows the state for better or for worse. In sickness or in health, until death do us part. To my deceased husband if loving was wrong I dont want to be right. Rest In Peace Phillipa M. Rolle CurryMore Letters to the Editor Nothing for the Rest of UsDear Editor, Two and a half years ago I applied for a card to help me with my medication bills. Every month it is hard to keep up with a large amount of money for all of my meds so I asked for help but I was just a white Bahamian so I got no help. Well, thats OK too. Immigrants go in one week and the next week they have it. I guess after all they were given Marsh Harbour. Its so stink and it looks like the dump. Well, nothing can be done? These people in Government that is all they want to give to. I wonder how many of them are sweet hearting with them. Nobody in government wants to do anything for anyone else. They can all kiss where the sun dont shine. Martha Russell

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Page 22 Section B The Abaconian October 15, 2012 Rentals: Services: ABACO ISLAND PHARMACY LTD.We have moved! Next to ECC and across from BTC, Marsh Harbour 367.2544 tel 367.6544 faxabacoislanpharmacy@gmail.comPrescriptions Testing Beauty Supplies Vitamins Supplements 8:30am 6pm Sundays 9am 4pm SIMMONS Security & InvestigationsSecurity Guards Armored Van Security Cameras Burglar Alarms Private Investigations Credit CollectionsResidential Commercial MarineFreeportTel: (242) 351-8321 Fax: (242) 351-1460AbacoTel: (242) 367-0321 Fax: (242) 351-1460 Business Service Directory Big Cat Equipment THE KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS IS TO MARKET AND PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS ON A CONSISTENT BASIS. One way to get your business known is to start with a BUSINESS CLASSI FIED for only $45 per issue for B&W or opt for our six issue discount rate. Contact Us For More Information 367-3200 or email: abaconiannews@gmail.com GET YOUR BUSINESS KNOWN!! All Mart Don McKay Blvd Opposite Royal Bank1-242-367-0712CASH FOR GOLD PAWNS SMALL LOANS CONSIGNMENT UNLOCK PHONES CELL PHONES COMPUTERS IPADS & IPODS FLAT SCREEN TVS GAMING SYSTEMS We Do Repairs On: Change Ministries and Texaco partner for Gas Buy Down Change Ministries International and Texaco-Quality Star Auto Services Ltd. organized a Gas Buy Down on Oct.5 to help lower the price of gas from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. During the Gas Buy Down, 75 cents was taken off of every gallon of gas purchased. In celebration of the churchs 10-year anniversary, Pastor Samuel Cornish and First Lady Carmen Cornish were joined by members of their congregation who as coming events while others cleaned wind the pumps. Although the scene was somewhat chaotic at times with vehicles entering and exiting the service station, Pastor Cornish said it was well worth it. Anybody knows that the price of gas is really, really high at this time; what we did is knocked 75 cents off of every gallon of gas, so what everybody has been doing plained. We just wanted to give back and do something for the community for the 10 years that we have been here. Andrew Albury, owner of TexacoQuality Star, said that 1,600 gallons of gas was purchased in the two-hour period. Initially set at $6.29 per gallon, custom ers were able to enjoy the 75-cent discount honoured by Change Ministries, and pur chase gas at $5.54. Albury appreciated the gesture by Change Ministries because the event goes along the lines of what Texaco had been planning to offer to its customers via monthly promotions. He added that the Gas Buy Down worked out even better than expected, and ever, he said that he would request the sup port of the police the next time around in was Dr. Sherilee Hunt, a taxi driver. Change Ministries is just doing marvelous like theyve always done. I am proud of the ministry, and I know that they are capable of continuing this, Hunt said. istries has moved mountains, and moved so much in our community. I am proud of our pastor and his wife and his delegation and the ones who are pulling together with him to do this be cause you know this is needed. Things are tough and have been backed up for a while, but God is good because Hes using special folks to bless us. On Oct.12, Change Ministries invit ed the community to join them at an event called Party in the Backyard at Change Ministries from 11 a.m. to midnight. The event featured Junkanoo, Genesis, New Entry Band, and the CMI Praise and Wor ship Team along with gospel artists like Ricardo Clarke and Monty G. Stalls were set up to sell everything from clothing to food and drinks. Dis and Dat

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October 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 23 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND 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. Bahama Coral Island, 2 Bed, 1 bath recently built apt. 15 min from beach & Semifurnished. First, last & security $700 pm. Ph: 367-0419, Cell: 551-7522 or 458-5115 Guana Cay, 2 bed, 1 bath apt, fully furnished 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 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.comMarsh Harbour, Cove Estate, 3 bed, 2.5 Call 475-4848 Marsh Harbour, at 367-2660 Marsh Harbour, Stede Bonnet Rd. Quiet neighborhood, centrally located. 2 Bedroom, Marsh Harbour, Sweetings Village, Effe 367-2107 or 357-6836 Sweetings Village, 2 bed, 2 bath, fully fur nished $1,000 per month. Call 475-4848 Treasure Cay, 1 bed, 1 bath partially furnished apt; washer & water included. Only steps away Waterfront Overwater Rental Cottage, 2 large screened porch, dock, like new. $1500 a week. www.abacoislandcottage.com www. NEW COLOR OPTIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIFIEDCall 367-3200 Fax 367-3677abaconiannews@gmail.com PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Scotland Cay, Private Island Rare opportu nity, paved 3400 airstrip, paved roads, marina, tropical lagoon & miles of beaches. Beautiful 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 Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale 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 Cove Estates 4 bed, 2 bath with attached ef Call 577-1251 or 367-2316 Marsh Harbour, Cove Estates, Duplex for sale, 3 bed, 2.5 bath & 1 bed, 1 bath, fully furnished with swimming pool. Call 475-4848 Sweetings Village, Duplex for sale. (2) 2 bed, 2 bath, fully furnished. For more details call 475-4848 SERVICES COURSES MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE VEHICLES FOR SALE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY WANTED TO BUY Buying? Selling?Want more business? A low cost ad like this can bring fast resultsCall 367-3202 Fax 367-3201 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color high light on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE 41 2001 Silverton Yacht Crusader, Captain Choice 8.1H. For Sale $90,000. Call 242-2257689, 242-551-7917 or 242-475-2996. Marsh Harbour, Abaco NEW COLOR OPTIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIFIEDCall 367-3200 Fax 367-367720,000# Alum-A-Vator II Boat Lift with remote and limit switch. Used 2 years and bought larger boat. In perfect condition. Located on Scotland Cay. Cost 1$5,000. Will sell for $7500. Call 321-777-0068 or email n7rl@ bellsouth.net One 17 Open Console Boat, ready for engine $ 2,950.00 ONO. One 20 Pro-Line Boat, ready for engine. $ 5,350.00. ONO. New Garmin GPS 421s still in box $600.00 ONO or free with Pro-Line boat purchase. One 20 Trailer, completely rebuilt, with new parts $2,250.00 ONO. Call 366-2802 Mr. Bethel 17 Mitz Skiff, (1), with 40HP Yamaha engines. $10,000 each. For more information call 366-2275 21 (2003) Zodiak ha motor-very low hours. Pontoons damagedneed repair. $9,000. Call 253-376-0928 24 Formula, custom hardtop & windshield with 250 HP Yamaha engine. Asking $20,000. Must Sell, make offer! Call 577-0340 BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE 20ga. Pump Shotgun, Remington 870, free shells. $550.00 ONO. Tel. 366-2802. Mr. Bethel 12ga Shotgun, 359-6978 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, ranty 50% deposit, 10 week delivery. 30kw $19,589.00 60kw $23,960.00. CONTACT: Mr. Patrick Petty Carib Generators (242) 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 Sales Clerk Wanted! Between 23 to 30 years old with valid drivers license. Call 367-0500 Attention Parents/Teachers! Now available at Auskell Clinic, Speech Therapy Services for children 3-12 years old with speech probrors. Call 475-9060 or 475-5265 MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 2005, Silver Nissan Almera Tino SE Hatch back. 62,907 miles, 5 speed, right hand drive, Call 366-3027 New Haitian Creole/ French / Spanish Courses. To begin Oct 23rd. Tuition $150. Register Now. Email: language@ritchieeyma. com Brand New Frigidaire Microwave Wall Oven Combo for sale Never used, $1,500. (Approx $3,000 landed). Call 577-0277 Chickens for Sale. Great brown egg layers. If interested call 359-6978 Wanted 2HP Yamaha Outboard Motors Very good condition. Email: dick.swan@ gmail.com

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