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Publication Date: 11-01-2012
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November 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 21 NOVEMBER 1ST, 2012 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID WEST PALM BCH FL Permit NO 4595 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service Requested Abaco endures Sandy Govt delegation observes damage from hurricane Above: District Sup. of Police, Noel Curry, directs onlookers passing by a grounded boat the more heavily damaged areas on Abaco. North Abaco elects Curry By Timothy Roberts Hurricane Sandy may be gone but certainly wont be forgotten anytime soon by Abaco residents as she leaves behind nities across Abaco but thankfully no loss of life. Tropical storm force winds began midway through Thursday, October 25 and the center of the storm started affecting Abaco (near Sandy Point) as early as about 2 a.m. Friday morning and did not relent until the early morning hours of Sunday, October 28. Fortunately, as Hurricane Sandy approached Category 2 the storm began to lose strength and by the time the eye crossed central Abaco sustained winds gusts recorded as high as 110 mph. Still the massive sized storm battered coastal settlements for close to 48 hours, and while it caused very little physical harm to structures, it made up for it with said that while Sandy was not as strong Please see Sandy Page 10 By Canishka Alexander Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie and his delegation toured North Abaco on Oct.29 to view the impact of Hurricane Sandy on several communities there. The Category 2 hurricane delivered 36 hours of wind accompanied by storm surges. Grovenor Russell was found landlocked in nearby bushes after winds and waves car ried it ashore. A few men busied themselves trying to free the boat well into the after noon. Adjacent to the boat rescue was the residence of Tamantha Castello, a primary school teacher at Coopers Town Primary. She said when the treacherous waters raced ashore on the night of Oct.26 she was all alone and had to run for cover as the sea stormed through her house. Please see Damages Page 11 On October 15 North Abaco held their by-election. After weeks of campaigning, rallies and controversy the political carosel stopped spinning. Renardo Curry, for the PLP, came out with the most votes and is the new MP for North Abaco. For more see page 2. Hurricane Sandy slammed Abaco with high winds and high water on October 25. The weekend-long storm left several communities in distress as water apparently receded only to surge back hours later catching many off guard. Above: a rescue operation in Marsh Harbour requires a boat to get across what is normally a dry road in a landlocked community.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian November 1, 2012 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com October 15 wraps up election By Timothy Roberts Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) can didate Renardo Curry defeated Free Na tional Movement (FNM) candidate Greg Gomez on May 15, capturing the seat that was an FNM stronghold for over two de cades. Prime Minister Perry Christie said dur ing a mini-victory rally at Currys Murphy Town headquarters that night shortly after it became clear that Curry would be de clared the winner. Curry received 2,367 votes, Gomez received 1,513 votes and Bahamas Consti tution Party (BCP) candidate Ali McIntosh from the Parliamentary Registration De partment. In the May 7 general election, Curry lost to Former Prime Minister Hubert In graham by 379 votes. Curry received 132 more votes during the by-election than Mr. Ingraham did in the general election. Christie said Currys turn-around was astonishing. We nearly tripled the numbers. Thats a statement. We came in strength and people saw a strong PLP team. We had Christie said. They keep underestimating me. Ev he said, punching his hands to demonstrate blows. Christie added that yesterdays win was the icing on the cake for the PLP. The party won 29 of 38 seats at the general election. With the North Abaco win, the PLP now holds 30 seats in the House of Assembly. Christie said he will reveal Currys week. He gave no further information but emphasized that Currys will play a very important role in his government. As of tion has been released. We are going to show the people of Christie said, referring to Curry. Curry said he was humbled by the overwhelming show of support. He thanked God, his family and the people of North Abaco for believing in him. Curry said he will work hard to make the people of North Abaco proud they vot ed for him. In a statement after the election, the and gesture of good will. The PLP government is committed to the construction of three new pre-school units, repaved roads and the introduction of urban renewal in the communities of North Abaco well in advance of todays by-election and will resolutely move ahead The PLP supports these government initiatives as vital to the sustained growth, development, safety and security of Aba The former Prime Minister, and pre vious Member of Parliament for North Abaco, as well as the leader of the Free National Movement made concession re marks that evening. Mr. Ingraham made his statements as the last of the votes came in. The vot ers of North Abaco have decided that Mr. Member of Parliament. I wish also to ac knowledge Mr. Greg Gomez for waging a vigorous contest during the by-election campaign. He has a promising future and Mr. Ingraham continued, I call on he said referring to the several projects which were started under his administra tion, This includes working with Edison Key, and the people of North and South Abaco, in completing vital projects already in train and designed to boost Abacos me Mr. Ingraham again touched on his fear that the PLP would use unfair prac tices including the threat of victimization to push their agenda. Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Hubert Minnis, also released statements following the defeat. The facts are there and people have people were frightened to go out and vote, people were frightened to wear red. The Minnis said. The FNM party leader promised that by 2017, if not sooner, the party would be reenergized and will be successful. Curry was sworn in as a Member of Parliament in the House on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. Above: An FNM voter back from the polls. Outside most polling stations parties had en campments of supporters eager to show off their purple thumb.

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November 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 Central Abaco Several Dundas Town landmarks received major damage By Samantha Evans On Thursday, October 25, the island of Abaco prepared for the arrival of Hur ricane Sandy. Effects from the incoming storm could be felt from that morning. However, the full fury of Hurricane Sandy would not be felt until Thursday evening going into Friday morning. During the day on Friday, October 25, residents could be seen on the streets as they walked and drove around to assess the damage left by Sandy. In Central Pines, the damage was minimal, mostly lost shingles and damaged vegetation. In Dundas Town the damage seen was more heart wrenching as the ca banas and playground at Browns Bay were destroyed. Debris from the abandoned the beach and in the street. At Ocean View Park the damage was bad as well as all of the work that was done by the Dundas Town Local Government in preparation to construct the seawall had been destroyed. This has been a major setback to the Committee but they will re ect for the Cultural Center Back on track. Plans to restore these areas will be given in an update from the Dundas Town Commit tee in the coming weeks. Flooding in the community was not as bad as some areas on Abaco, but there are several streets and low-lying properties areas, especially in front of Central Abaco Primary School, drains need to be estab lished. Due to continual rain fall from the re mains of Sandy, very little clean up could be done in the community in the few days following the storm. However, residents could be seen outside clearing the debris from the street, putting tarps on the roofs something to eat. People could even be seen fellowshipping on the outside of their home even as the rain continued to fall. This was short lived, though, as strong winds from Sandy lasted well into Saturday and early Sunday morning which made many believe that the storm was re turning. Never-the-less, Sandy continued to move away from the Bahamas but she surely left her mark on the residents of Dundas Town and Central Pines. Above: Browns Bay, a popular spot in Dundas Town, received heavy wind damage with many of the structures being destroyed. for Abaco occurs on Don McKay Blvd On Sunday 21, October 2012, at 2:50 a.m. the Police at Marsh Harbour Police dent which occurred on Don McKay Bou levard near Quality Star Auto, at 2:45 a.m. involving two vehicles which collided head on. Police assistance was requested. A lone male driver, age 31 years, of the Pigeon Peas was the driver of a white Hyundai 2004 Hi Van who was travelling west along Don McKay Boulevard when he collided head on into a red vehicle. Both front section. He received minor injuries and was treated by a local doctor and re leased. He was taken into custody at the Marsh Harbour Police Station for further enquiries. The scene was visited by Emergency Medical Personnel care of Marsh Harbour Emergency Medical Team, who met the 30 year old male driver of the red vehicle unresponsive. The male, from Dundas Town, was later pronounced deceased on the scene due to injuries sustained. Speed appeared to be a factor in this incident, according to the Marsh Harbour Police. The 31 year old male driver was ar raigned in court on October 24. Investiga tions into this matter continue. The Abaconian expresses our condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian November 1, 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 North Abaco Pilot Club delivers food parcels to older persons in North Abaco By Samantha Evans The month of October was celebrated as Older Persons Month so the Pilot Club decided to be a part of this celebration and October 20, members of the Pilot Club delivered food packets to older persons in northern Abaco. The names of the persons visited were provided by The Department of Social Services. According to President Augustine meal to deliver to these older persons as a part of their meals-on-wheels program but decided to give them food items which would feed them well for several days. Some of the items in the packet included rice, grits, canned goods, cooking oil and sugar. Pilot Club members donated the items, packaged the items and delivered them. The club left Marsh Harbour at 9 a.m. and returned at 2 p.m. They deliv ered twenty four packets of food to resi dents of Coopers Town, Fire Road, and Blackwood. At the homes they visited, they heard the concerns of the residents which included assistance with cleaning and house painting. However, all of the older persons were very appreciative for the food items and thanked the Pilot Club for thinking of them. President Williams stated that they will be doing more projects similar to this since this year they decided to give more. Each month they will engage in a giving project. Further, they plan to increase mem bership, work closely with their youth arm, the Anchor Clubs, and raise more funds so that they can do more. The Proj ects Coordinator is Viline Bien-Aimer. On December 16, the Pilot Club will host an Emerald Ball. A portion of the funds will go towards assisting the Rotary Club with Brent Lowes building fund and the remainder will go towards Pilot Club proj ects. Interested persons can contact Fund raising Coordinator Margo Dean or Presi dent Augustine Williams. Meetings are held every third Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Dundas Town Burial Society. South Abaco Cherokee Community Clinic Committee will sponsor a steak-out and fundraiser By Lee Pinder On November 10 starting at 11 a.m. the Cherokee Community Clinic Commit tee will hold a steak-out. The event will be held on the school grounds and will be in aid of their new clinic building project. There will be some new games for the chil dren, fun competitions for all who want to compete and soldier crab races to keep ev eryone entertained. items at rock-bottom prices. There will cal merchants. All in all it promises to be a day of fellowship, fun and games. If you want an enjoyable day out with the whole family come to Cherokee on Satur day, November 10 starting at 11:00 a.m. for a steak dinner, a hamburger or hot dog, conch fritters, homemade ice cream, home-baked pies and cakes and fudge. The committee guarantees visitors will have a good time. Treasure Cay Library plans book sale On November 17, the Rose Mary Li brary at Treasure Cay plans to hold a book sale. Starting a 9 a.m. and going through noon, the grounds of the Treasure Cay Community Center will be full of literature for browsing. Proceeds from the sale will all go to the library. All Abaconians have member ship to the Rose Mary Library, and this event is one way that the community is able to keep the library going. Sandy Point slammed by Sandys surge By Timothy Roberts As Hurricane Sandy bore down on and fury was Sandy Point as the low lying settlement was washed over in the storms the morning on Friday, October 26. According to Stanley White, Chief Councillor of South Abaco District Coun cil, the community was not prepared. He said they should have taken more heed to the warnings. so some people were not all that prepared and we were fortunate that there was re ally no damage from homes not being bat He said the community came through was anticipated. The water came through in a hurry and between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. over half of this land [Sandy Point] was Mr. White said he lives on the west side near the beach and he had 6-8inches of water inside his house. We had more water than anyone an Please see SP Page 18 Have a news story? 242-367-3200 abaconiannews@gmail.com and Twitter.

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November 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 Business HG Christie hosts mammogram luncheon By Canishka Alexander During HG Christie Ltd.s Mammo gram Luncheon on October 18, John Chris tie, vice president, addressed his guests at the Abaco Beach Resort in celebration of estate in The Bahamas as well as the com panys spirit of giving to their communi ties. Traditionally, he said that his ances tors are well known for their generosity. As they considered how they would put their 90-Year Celebration Fund to good use, Christie said it was decided that they would assist members of the community with access to breast screenings because breast cancer has a statistically high occur rence in The Bahamas. Our donation of 90 mammograms 30 in Nassau, 30 in Abaco, and 30 in Grand Bahama, will mean more women will have access to early detection and tie reasoned. HG Christie feels strongly that improving the health of our women has a positive effect on families and ultimately our communities. We know that Early De tection can make the difference between surviving and succumbing to breast cancer He graciously thanked the entire HG Christie Team and the efforts of The Abaco Cancer Society (ACS). It is because of organizations such as yours that we can be triumphant in this Marjolein Scott, ACS vice president, knows all too well about the triumphs. She has been involved with the Abaco Cancer Society since its inception, and spends most of her time and energy at the Thrift Scott said the Thrift Shop provides their main source of income. In previous years, ACS used to pay for mammograms as women needed them at Auskell. Later, an anonymous donor contributed to their Mammogram Program, which allowed women to go to Nassau for the day to have the procedure done. We received a cheque for 30 mam amazing; its huge, and of course, we Presently, Scott said the list is already 3 the same day as their Second Annual Kayak Challenge with Friends of the En vironment 30 women from Abaco will head to Nassau for their mammograms. Presentations were made to Patri cia Saunders, who appeared on behalf of Beverly Archer; SarahJane Davis, a breast cancer survivor; Naomi McIntosh, who was selected as one who took preventative measures against the deadly disease; and Ann Wilmore, who attended on behalf of her relatives. Wilmore encouraged others to take advantage of initiatives that have to do with keeping our bodies in good health. If you dont know something you cant do anything about it, so I would en HG Christie made presentations on October 18 during their Mammogram Luncheon. The Bahamas has a statistically high occurrence of breast cancer, so HG Christie decided to put their celebration fund towards the diseases prevention. 90 mammogram screen ings have been donated to women throughout The Bahamas by the business, with thirty donated here on Abaco. CITIZENS REVIEWwith hostERIN FERGUSON Anglican Parish Hall Friday November 16, 2012 Starting at 7pminvites you to aTOWN HALL MEETINGon the GAMBLING REFERENDUM Live Taping for TV Remember to buckle up.

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian November 1, 2012 From the Editor's Desk // Resilient 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 This was supposed to be about the results of the by-election. But that seems so long ago now. I am just hap py to know that, once again, no one was seriously injured during a hurri cane that deiced to threaten our island. Fellow Abaconians, weve found ourselves, yet again, being helpless guinea pigs for hurricanes headed for the United States. At least thats how it feels sometimes watching the state side weather channels. But it does give me a strange sort of pride knowing that season after season if there is a big But each time we survive. Each time we build back up. It reminds me of the Great Chica portant in this analogy. Some say some poor farmers wife left a lantern lit too close to some jumpy livestock, but we cant really lay any blame on anybody when a hurricane comes knocking on our shores. Its nature. In the time of the Great Fire the city of Chicago was just another among the many that had started popping up across the United States landscape. Chicago was nothing remarkable. ber 10, 1891. For nearly three days the city burned. The destruction that was left behind rivals any natural disaster of today. But where many would leave the hollowed and charred husk of Chi cago behind, something different hap pened. Something happened that would resonate with the citys inhabitants even today. Chicago rebuilt. From the ashes Today they are one of the most impor tant economic centers in the world. Today their skyline rivals New York or London. Today they are stronger, better, than before. Now Im not saying we as an is land, or a country, have endured any thing quite as dramatic as the Great Fire. But then again maybe we have. Hurricane Floyd immediately comes to mind. But there have been many mon sters before and there have been mon sters since. And each monster storm has had its own brand of destruction it doles out on our shores. But what have we done each time? What have our parents, our grand parents our great-grandparents and our forefathers done each time? Whether it has been looking out at a ruined harvest ined tourist season; we have always as Bahamians, as Abaconians, managed to rebuild. It has never been easy. And sometimes years later it still seems like repairs from a decade-old hurricane is still a work-in-progress. Our soil is thin. But not our skin. Though times may get tough it is in our nature to not only survive but to be come stronger because of it. But Im not really talking about the great Chicago Fire. Nor am I nec essarily talking about hurricanes. At least not entirely. We have seemingly built ourselves a society that does not have to rely on hurricanes to tear it down. We have started to do that to ourselves willingly at every conceivable instance. We are tive society. I do not want to see that. And I know it is avoidable. I know it is. Mr. Gomez campaigned on vic timization. He campaigned on the facts how I believe he, and many Abaco nians, understood them. I cant speak to what claims were true and who did what to whom. But the fact remains that there are some of our brothers and sisters who live in an honest fear of what will happen now that they are in sad this line of thinking makes me. I know the majority of voting Ab aconians did not see it the way the op position portrayed it. The poll booths victimization was actually occurring, the FEAR of victimization MADE it real to some Abaconians. The fact that this by-election, this blip on a proud heritage, allowed such apparently deep-seated politically mo tivated angst to replace our common sense is disturbing. Whatever victim ization occurred, and at whatever level and in whatever party, because it has below us as Abaconians. This fear is We must rebuild. Because our sense of community depends on it. Because at the end of the day we have to put aside our red and gold and help our fellow Bahamian repair his dock and rebuild her home. This was a strange hurricane. Sandy lasted much longer than any Calendar of Upcoming Events November 2-3: Treasure Cay Golftober Fest November 2: Grade 8 Spelling Bee November 2: Guy Fawkes at Forest Heights November 3: Up-the-Creek Kayak Challenge November 3: Angels Academy School Fair November 6: Hope Town School Italian Night November 7: Primary School Speech Contest November 10: Christian Counselling Center Fun Run/Walk November 10: Health Fair November 10: Cherokee Community Clinic Fair November 16: Citizens Review Town Hall November 17: Treasure Cay Library Book Sale November 24: Firemans Ball one anticipated. It was more intense termath has been much like all those storms that have challenged us before. We prepared ourselves. Weve been deo, as they say. We have a few weeks of repair ahead of us. Some healing. But it can be done. Weve done it before and we can do it again. To borrow and parah rase a line from one of my favorite au thors, (bonus points to anyone who can write in and tell me where its from) we are a nation who was born with our backs already bent to the wind. Our roots go a little deeper. Our trunks a little sturdier. And our spirits a little more re silient.

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November 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Letters to the Editor Dangerous Pot Holes Dear Editor: Thank you for allowing me the space for the following: While traveling East on Don Mackay Boulevard on September 29 between K&S and Abaco Hardware, Saturday night dur ing a rain squall, we hit a large pot hole in the road. As a result the rear wheel broke off. The truck then slid off the road hit a total wreck. Fortunately, although seriously in jured, nobody was killed. Imagine if it had So, please everyone, be very careful. It could happen to you. Accidents happen in a blink of eye, but replacing a life can never happen. Special thanks to the ambulance per sonnel and all other persons who assisted during this trauma event. -A concerned citizen of Marsh Har bour Encouragement for Lovely Reckley Dead Editor: My name is Shawnelia Francis. I am presently an eleventh grade student at St. Francis de Sales Catholic School. Kindly grant me a space in the newspaper to en courage Mrs. Lovely Reckley for her kind heartedness, love and support to the less fortunate children in Abaco not only our Bahamian children but children of different nationalities. Mrs. Lovely Reckley feeds about 110-130 students daily, particularly stu dents attending Central Abaco Primary School, Abaco Central High School and Every Child Counts. She has opened her eyes to the needs of the less fortunate chil dren here in Abaco. At the take off of the new school year 2012-2013, she made sure that these children were provided with school uniforms, school shoes and supple mentary school supplies. Not being able to provide for all out wells food store located in Marsh Harbour, basket collecting donations Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Fellow Bahami ans, I encourage as many of you as pos sible to donate and encourage her to con tinue helping these children that are less fortunate. As Mrs. Reckleys grandchild its en couraging to me and a motivation to give unto others and not to keep everything to myself because there are many that are in need of the things I take for granted. As Mother Teresa said At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplo mas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by I was hungry, and you gave me nothing to eat, I was naked and you clothed me, I was Sincerely, Shawnelia Francis Progress Dear Editor: The Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue wants the public to be aware of the status and recent progress of the department. ment moved into its own building across building which now has electricity and tion. The emergency number to call is still 367-2000 and dispatchers answer phone calls day and night. department and have put in place a Finan managerial issues. The members of this in April 2011. The community members are Reg Sands, chairman, Robert Pinder, Ruth Saunders and Brenda Sawyer along and Shane Sands. very competently served as chief for many years, had a serious medical condition that has kept him from being active in the department for the past two years. Chief Hall turned in his resignation as chief and as a member of the organization effective April 7, 2012. Sgt. Paul Johnson of the Royal Ba hamas Police Force served as Acting Fire Chief, beginning his leadership role on October 12, 2011, and served until May elected Danny Sawyer as Fire Chief. The organization continues under the leader ship of Chief Sawyer, who has been a member of the department for the past 15 years. The Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue has served Central Abaco since the mid 1960s and is dedicated to protecting both people and property. It is port which is greatly appreciated. -The Volunteers of the Marsh Har bour Volunteer Fire and Rescue Numbers for the new Govt Complex Building Department of Education 699-0016 Environmental Health 699-0032 Finance/Business License 699-0052 Dept. of Immigration 699-0067 Magistrates Court 699-0092 National Insurance Board 367-2639 Public Treasury 699-0122 Dept. of Social Services 699-0150 Ministry of Tourism 699-0152 Local Govt Council 699-0165 Auditors General Department 699-0171 Bahamas Mortgage Corporation 699-0177 Dept of Information Technology 699-0182 Department of Housing 699-0187 Department of Labour 699-0200 Dept. of Marine Resources 699-0202 Youth Sports & Culture 699-0228

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November 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 and then receded from the shore giving her the impression that all was well. Castello was wrong. After 4 a.m. or so I got up, and I saw she said. I went through the storm to my Fortunately, only furniture and a few books were damaged in Castellos home. Nevertheless, an abundance of sea grass and age to its roof. A stones throw away from the clinic, All Abaco Damages From Page 1 area where she has lived for the past 20 time that two boats landed in her yard. As for the dock that they were tied to it was long gone. Pastor Stephen Knowles dilemma on his farm was also made known to Prime Minister Christie, and he allowed Knowles the opportunity to talk about his plight. Al though unable to give an estimate of the loss and damage to SNK Organic Farm and Pet ting Zoo, Knowles mentioned the loss of 36 piglets and a great number of crops. A twotime victim of hurricane season, Knowles was also hit by Hurricane Irene last year. As they continued through the settle ment, the Prime Minister spoke with Ron ald Russell, the owner of M & R Seafood, who suffered great loss with the destruction of his docking and fueling facilities. Russell said that his business provided one of the main hubs for fuel in the area. As he observed the damage, Russell happened, there is nothing that he can do about it. The business has been in his family for more than 20 years, and he has man aged it for 12 to 13 of those years. Russell added that affordable insurance to ease their burden. Toward the end of the visit to the North, Prime Minister Christie shared that there are many challenges with regard to the necessity for duplication of infrastructure throughout the islands. The Government of The Bahamas when it comes to disaster preparedness has tion because it requires us to look at how we can help people ease their personal loss and Prime Minister Christie talked about the enormous personal loss to Grand Ba hama, particularly its pensioners; and the rebuilding of roads from a structural stand point. He continued: My major concern in the region itself is the impact of climate change and the issue itself. Theres no mod el for our country in this hemisphere; if you superimpose a map of The Bahamas or the The tour ended in Crown Haven with future plans to visit South Abaco and the remaining Bahamas Islands that had been impacted. The Prime Minister and Ronald Russell talking about what Mr. Russell lost during the hurricane. Above: a boat that came loose during the storm and came to rest on dry land during the

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian November 1, 2012 The Department of Public Health presents Lets Get Well Abaco Family Wellness Day & Health Fair Saturday, November 10 2012 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the BAIC Park (Across from the BEC Oce in Marsh Harbour) Join us for a fun day of family wellness activities!! Pressure, Sugar, Cholesterol & HIV Checks Weight, Diabetes, & Hypertension Tips Healthy Cooking Demonstrations Backyard Gardening Demonstrations 367-2510, 554-9922, 367-3067 All Abaco Opposition leader assesses damages By Timothy Roberts Doctor Hubert Minnis, leader of the Free National Movement, visited Abaco assessment of the damages suffered on the island as a result of Hurricane Sandy. After touring Grand Bahama, Dr. Minnis arrived on Abaco to assess damages and noted that the government must assist Abaco as it assists other affected islands as well. Abaconian who suffered damages as He also noted his concern for farm ers who would have lost crops due to Hur ricane Sandy. Farm areas and places like Abaco Big Bird need assistance after the Another component Dr. Minnis felt need to be looked at is the need for an as sessment of the psychological impact of Hurricane Sandy. What you are looking at today is one particular health aspect but tomorrow, because of the impact, lots of individuals will need counseling. This is an aspect that the Ministry of Health needs to He was pleased to see that the minihospital under construction did not take any damage and shows that the location is storm. He noted the admirable spirit of the Abaconian people and that they are already about the business of cleaning-up and mov ing on after the storm; It speaks of the re On October 16 the Abaco Chamber of Commerce took a tour of the new air port terminal. Donald Dean, chief archi tect of the site, acted as tour guide of the nearly completed building. The Abaco Chamber was pleased to see the work that had been done so far. When they compared the nearly been proposed, the Chamber was happy to admit they had played a hand in up grading the site plans. Mr. Dean stated that, according to his estimation, the ter minal should be completed by the middle of December. No word yet on what, if Abaco Chamber tours new airport any, delay Hurricane Sandy has put on the project. progressed smoothly from one political administration to the other. However, some of the same problems continued to persist, including getting work inspected and meeting with the end users, namely the airlines who plan to rent the booths. The Chamber of Commerce also management company had yet to be se Above: Abaco Chamber of Commerce given a tour of the new terminal by the architect. Above; Interior of new terminal; new thoroughfare. Please see Terminal Page 18 Above: Darron Cash (Former Acting FNM Chairman), Frankie Russell, Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis and MP for Central and South Abaco Edison Key.

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November 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 Entrepreneur Watch Sweet Island Treats Ashley Knowles, out of Hope Town, decided that if she kept waiting for the right time it would never come. So she made her own time and set out to start her baking service. Sweet Island Treats, is her new business that is hot out of the oven. I'm currently providing pies to Hope Town Inn and Marina for their des sert menu and have made a few pies by customer that the goods will be fresh and catered perfectly. Ms. Knowles prefers getting orders in at least three days ahead of time. This way she can be sure to have all the ingre dients ready and not worry about doing a rushed job. She makes just about any type of baked good including: pies, cookies and cupcakes. Shes keeping things simple to start out with, baking out of her own home, is also keen on the social media aspect of growing her business. Every fresh batch of new baked goods she posts to her compa nys Facebook page, which is also one of the best ways to get in contact with her to place an order. Another way to reach her is via telephone at 242-577-0282. Kidz R Us By Samantha Evans Kidz R Us opened its doors for busi ness on Saturday October 6, 2012 at 102 Marsh Harbour. Owner Charlene Russell stated that she and her daughter Rebecca Sweeting had been talking about opening this business for several years and when the space became available they decided to do it. Now that they are open, Charlenes sister, Marla Key will be partnering with them. Charlene has worked with her greataunt at Party Time for several years and now that they are closing down, she will be carrying some of those items in this new business venture. Kidz R Us specializes in toys, childrens clothing from babies sizes to 14-16, party supplies, underwear, socks, baby blankets, crib sheets, school cards for all occasions, gift bags, and deco rations. They also have stuffed animals by the Ty Company, beanie babies, assorted board games, playing cards and more. They will also blow up helium balloons and sell various assortments of balloons. They will also carry baby furniture including high chairs, walkers, and pak nplay. Just in time for Christmas they will be bringing in more clothing including Ninjago, Legos, bikes, play kitchens, chil drens tents, and play table and chair sets for toddlers. Lay-a-ways are also available for parties. cates in the coming months as well. Russell is also looking to provide a baby section of the shop so that they can carry items pital bag. Kidz R Us is a great place to shop for Christmas, birthdays and all those special occasions. They are open Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. They can be contacted at 475-1571 (which is their tem porary number). Augustines Upholstery By Samantha Evans Augustine Williams has been in the upholstery business for many years in Dundas Town but this year, he got an op portunity to open his business in Treasure Cay so he seized it. His shop is located in the Treasure Cay Shopping Plaza where Bills Upholstery used to be. He special work. He covers sofas, love seats, dining room chairs, bar stools, chaises and the like. For marine upholstery he covers ttops, Bimini tops, cushions, boat covers, and snap covers for the Bimini top. Since he moved to this new location, his busi ness now sells canvas bags which are made within. Since the bags came on stream they have been selling well. ing their canvas line in the coming months. He picks up from and delivers items on the mainland, the freight boats and ferry boats. His shop is open Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. He can be contacted by calling 457-0665 or 367-1297. AbacoCottage.com A new website is making vacation ing in Abaco easier than ever. According to the owner, Robbie Bethel, Abaco Cot tage Properties (www.AbacoCottage.com) has quickly become the largest searchable database of rental homes and resorts in Abaco with more homes joining every day. The website includes privately rented homes, homes that are managed by rental companies, as well as resorts that maintain cottages in addition to their rooms. Abaco Cottage includes houses on all of the major Abaco locations: Hope Town and Elbow Cay, Lubbers Quarters and Tilloo Cay, Man-O-War, Guana Cay, Marsh Harbour and the Mainland of Abaco, Treasure Cay and Green Turtle Cay. Promotion plans for the site include local, national and international advertis ing, drink coasters with the site address in local restaurants and bars, tri-fold bro chures to be placed around Abaco. In the Please see Entrepreneurs Pg 17 Family Wellness Day & Health Fair

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November 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 17 THE HOLIDAYS ARE ALMOST HERE!! There are only 3 Abaconian Issues Left before The Holidays Dont 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 15th issue is November 8th December 1st issue is November 22nd December 15th issue is December 6th Telephone: 242-367-3200 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com Fax: 242-367-3266 www.theabaconian.com Auskell Gym and By Jennifer Hudson ing of the Auskell Gym and Fitness Centre. The guest speaker was Dr. Keith Lewis, a chiropractor who sees patients on a regular monthly basis at the Auskell Clinic. Dr. Lewis was instrumental in setting up the program which is modeled on his very suc States which was established in 1992. He welcomed everybody telling them, It is our goal to get everybody healthier islands. Any age group from 6 to 96 can participate in the gym and its programmes which are geared to increasing muscle tone He highlighted the many, varied ser vices offered. An aerobics class led by Churton Toote is held every morning and despite its early hour of 5 a.m. it is very popular. On Mondays and Wednesdays a Healthy Lifestyle class is led by Elaine Pi cise and talks on nutrition. This class has proved so popular that a new class is being scheduled for Tuesday evenings. body wrap in which the body is covered with a Niacin (Vitamin B) cream and then wrapped during a 30 to 45 min process. phatic drainage and, is claimed, to promote the loss of inches. An Ionic Cleanse foot impurities from the body. Two innovative services are also in the pipeline; these include Light Therapy and Music Therapy. Following his talk, Dr. Lewis an swered personal questions from the audi that in addition to chiropractics, he is cine and his goal is to diagnose to prevent things from happening and to minimize the use of medications. 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 Throughout the day free 15 minute back, neck and shoulders stress reliever massages were offered. These were pro vided by Derek Donathon, a massage tech nician from Nassau. Mr. Donathan had cli ents scheduled from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. which was an intense work load for him. He was very pleased at the response and stated that by lunchtime he had already given 15 massages and after that he lost count. Mr. Donathon, who trained in general body at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute, began his career working at the Bob Marley Resort in Nassau and has been recently working privately. He has now been hired by the Auskell Clinic to work full time for them on Abaco and will shortly moving here. I love what I do; I have always wanted to work in the medical helps the body heal itself and I can see the People who attended the grand open ing also enjoyed giveaways and refresh ments and a tryout of the gym apparatus. Anyone wishing to sign up for use of the gym and/or any of the classes can call Aus kell Clinic that 367 0020 for more informa tion and to register. Above: Dr. Keith Lewis explaining some of the equipment and techniques at the Auskell Gym and Fitness Center. Entrepreneurs From 15 coming months the company will also be prehensive rental home and resort search its kind). All properties on AbacoCot tage.com will automatically be included in charge. They are launching a booklet to tie in with the site called The Abaco Rental Guide. This guide will be coming out later issue, they will be printed every 6 months. Abaco Cottage does not take refer rals or commissions for rentals. The cost per home is $180 a year. Resorts are being offered half price for four or more units as well as being listed on the Resorts of ested in signing up their rental homes or resorts should contact him at e-mail: info@ AbacoCottage.com or call 242-366-0576. Repairs By Samantha Evans had been away from the island for sev eral years while he worked on the island of Eleuthera. Now that he is back on the Windows and Door Repairs. business can be a bit slow especially if lo cals are not aware of the services provided. Therefore, he decided to write a bit about his business to let people know what areas self to be a Jack of all trades but he special izes in glazing windows and doors. He also repairs broken glass, screens, mirrors, and water leaks especially as a re sult of storms or hard frequent rain. He Town but is on the road a lot as the major ity of his work is done on site. He works seven days a week and is on call 24 hours a day. He can be contacted by calling 367-1265 or 458-4810. Abaco Delight Charter Services By Samantha Evans Captain James Sands has been in his business, Abaco Delight Charter Services, for the past 15 years. He enjoys taking the visitors to the Abacos around the is Cay, Guana Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Hope Town and Treasure Cay. He takes them to see the sights of each of these locations then takes them snorkel ing at Sandy Cay, Fowl Cay, or Mermaid Reef. While on the Cay, he takes them to one of the local eateries for them to have a down home Bahamian meal. Additionally, he also takes the guests to dive for conch, then polishes the conch shell for them to take home as a Bahamian souvenir. On Friday October 12, Captain Sands Church in Marsh Harbour. At his stall, he sells grill conch, conch salad, jerk chick en, grill chicken, conch fritters, cassavas, the public to eat healthier. The stall will be open every Friday from now on. They will be open from 12 noon until. Captain James can be reached by calling 458-2380. DHL Promotes Services on Abaco By Samantha Evans Ted and Ali Curry are business own ers who love helping people. So when the opportunity presented itself for them to become the local agents for DHL they gracious accepted. DHL is solely a cou rier service that is operational worldwide. They just introduced their service to Cuba which is an untapped market. service which can be delivered in three to package is going. According to Ali Curry, they receive and deliver packages to their clients. What makes their service stand out from the rest is that they ensure that once the package arrives on the island that their ages are sent out the same day received. Over the period of October 10 and 11, rep were on Abaco to promote DHL services and other local businesses. Ms. Curry wants potential business clients to know that they can open a business account with them and be billed monthly for the services rendered. She stated that the services provided by DHL are of the highest quality and they vice time. Packages are received Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cut of time is important because they need time to get packages to the airport by 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. She further noted that customers can look forward to added services in the com ing months which will allow them to con tinue helping the community to grow. offered, persons can contact them at 3672274 or visit them online at www.OCIin vestment@hotmail.

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian November 1, 2012 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise Island-wide Abaco Listings Abaco Cottage + 114 hse 366-0576 Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529 Cherokee Lee Pinder + 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075 Grand Cay Rosies Place 352-5458 Green Turtle Cay Barefoot Homes 14 hse 577-4092 Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4247 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island Properties + 34 hse 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties + 34 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 Guana Cay Dive Guana + 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Guana Sunset Beach 13 units 365-5133 Ocean Frontier 6 cott 519-389-4846 Wards Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth Sands + 9 hse 365-5140 Hope Town Abaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Crystal Villas 5 villas 321-452-0164 Elbow Cay Prop + 53 hse 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways + 63 hse 366-0224 Hope Town Inn 6 rm 4 Villas 366-0003 Hope T Villas + 3 hse 366-0266 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages + 4 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 6 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key + 43 hse 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557 Hotels and House Rental Agents Lubbers Quarters Sea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121 Man-O-War Island Home Rentals + 2 hse 365-6048 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072 Waterway Rentals + 14 hse 365-6143 Marsh Harbour area Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719 Abaco Towns 16 apts 367-0148 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 Living Easy + 16 hse 367-2202 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Regattas 32 apts 577-6764 HG Christie + 11 hse 367-4151 Sandy Point Oeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort 14 rm 366-4119 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083 Treasure Cay Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 5 units 877-786-8455 Treasure Cay Resort + 95 rms 365-8801 Marks Bungalows 4 units 365-8506 Abaco Estate Services + 365-8752 Island Dreams Rental + 357-6576 Turtle Rock Villas at Palmetto Beach 3 villas 262-820-1900 Wood Cay Tangelo Hotel 14 rm 1 villa 365-2222 Web Sites with Abaco Information http://www.abaconian.com http://www.abacoinet.com http.//www.abacoinfo.com http.//www.abacocottage.com + agents with multiple cottages and houses http://www.abacos.com http://www.oii.net http://www.bahamas.com Rev. March 2012 Fellow resident Preston Roberts noted that the storm was different than Hurricane Floyd which hit in September 1999. He said that even though Floyd was from the western side of the settlement af ter the eye of the storm passed. Mr. White said that the most im portant thing needed right now is help for and we also need to get the clean-up orga SP From Page 6 lected. Without the management company in place, the infrastructure would remain dormant. The tour took the Chamber up to tors would be stationed, and out to the domestic and foreign sides of the tarmac. terminal over the old one is this division of arrivals. Mr. Dean went over some of the de tails and state of the art equipment which will be housed in the new terminal. He said the building will be one hundred with the establishment of the new termi nal an entirely new culture will have to take hold. He was referring to the way the previous airport handles security and maintenance compared to how it should be in the new terminal. The Chamber enquired whether the new terminal would be able to handle a Terminal From Page 14 All Abaco Above: Sandy Point was hit particularly hard during the storm. The settlement was one sponded that the designs incorporated farsighted planning. He pointed to the spa designed customs and immigration areas. When questioned about rumors that the new air control tower was built too plained the tower is the pinnacle of engi neering for such a structure and perfectly suited for the job. The only problem, he in the center as it is now. The Ministries responsible recently toured the runway and planning is already underway for accommodate bigger jets. Everyone agreed that this would not be such a large problem. The tour concluded and the Chamber of Commerce thanked Mr. Dean for his time. Everyone was happy with the con tribution the Chamber had made in lob bying for the airport and the new designs which were put into place. With Decem ber approaching it is yet to be seen if the airport will be open for the season. He said they are looking forward to getting the electricity back on and tele phone services need to be restored so that they can communicate. He said after the storm there was only one phone working in the community. This is a community that sticks to gether and does what is necessary to help

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November 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 Dive Shops Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour ..................... 367-2963 Above & Below, Marsh Harbour ................................. 367-0350 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour .............................. 367-2787 Dive Time, Man-O-War................................................365-6235 Froggies, Hope Town ................................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay ...................................... 365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay ....................................... 365-4411 Dive Guana ................................................................ 365-5178 Man-O-War Dive Shop ................................................365-6013 A & P Car Rentals ............................................. 367-2655 Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals .............................. 367-1035 B & B Boat Rentals ........................................... 367-7368 Bargain Car Rentals .......................................... 367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................................... 367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals ....................................... 367-5570 Cruise Abaco. .................................................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ...................... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals ...................................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars .................. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals .......................................... 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ......................................... 367-4887 The Moorings Boat Rentals ............................. .367-4000 Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental .................. 365-4411 C & D Cart Rental ............................................. 365-4084 Cruising Cart Rentals ........................................ 365-4065 D & P Cart Rental ............................................. 365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals ....................................... 365-4119 Kool Karts ........................................................ 365-4176 Reef Boat Rentals ............................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes ...................................... 365-4147 T & A Cart Rentals ............................................ 375-8055 Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............................... 365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes ................................. 365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals ..................................... 354-5175 Lubbers Quarters Cruise Abaco ............................................. 321-220-8796 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals .................................. 365-6502 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals ................................. 365-6024 Waterways Boat Rental ................ 357-6540 & 365-6143 Cats Paw Boat Rentals ..................................... 366-0380 Elbow Cay Cart ................................................. 366-0530 Hope Town Cart Rentals .................................. 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals .......................................... 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals .............................. 366-0282 J Rs Cart Rental ................................................ 366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals ............................................ 366-0069 Adventure on Prozac Kayak ............................ 365-8749 Blue Marlin Rentals. ......................................... 365-8687 Cashs Carts ...................................................... 365-8771 Cornish Car Rentals .......................................... 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals ............................................... 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals ........................................... 365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks ............................. 365-8749 Visitors Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Abaco Pizza. ................................ $ .................. 367-4488 Anglers ................................... $$$ .................. 367-2158 Blue Marlin ................................. $ .................. 367-2002 Curly Tails ............................... $$$ .................. 367-4444 Ginos .......................................... $ .................. 367-7272 Golden Grouper ........................ $ .................. 367-2301 Island Family Rest ....................... $ .................. 367-3778 Java Coee House ....................... $ .................. 367-5523 Jamies Place ............................. ..$ .................. 367-2880 Jib Room .................................. $$ .................. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken ............... $ .................. 367-2615 Mangoes ................................. $$$ .................. 367-2366 Pops Place + .............................. $ .................. 367-3796 Snack Shack + ............................ $ .................. 367-4005 Snappas .................................... $$ .................. 367-2278 Wallys .................................... $$$ .................. 367-2074 Abaco Inn .............................. $$$ .................. 366-0133 Capn Jacks ................................ $$ .................. 366-0247 Harbours Edge ......................... $$ .................. 366-0087 H T Coee House (B & L) .............. $ ................. .366-0760 H T Harbour Lodge .................. $$$ .................. 366-0095 Munchies .................................... $ .................. 366-0423 OnDa Beach .............................. $$ .................. 366-0558 Sea Spray ............................... $$ .................. 366-0065 Sugar Shack + ............................ $ .................. 366-0788 Petes Pub .................................. $$ .................. 366-3503 Cracker Ps ................................. $$ .................. 366-3139 Bradleys on the Harbour ............. $ .................. 365-6380 Dockn Dine ................................. $ .................. 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar ................ $ .................. 365-6501 Bakers Bay Market Place ...... $$$ .................. 612-1021 Grabbers ................................... $$ .................. 365-5133 Nippers ..................................... $$ ................. 365-5143 Orchid Bay ............................... $$$ .................. 365-5175 Coco Beach Bar & Grill. ................ $ .................. 365-8470 Florences Cafe ............................. $ ................. .365-8354 Spinnaker Restaurant ............. $$$ .................. 365-8469 Touch of Class ........................ $$$ .................. 365-8195 Treasure Sands Club ................ $$$ ................. .365-9385 Blu House ............................. $$$ .................. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro ...................... $$ .................. 365-4200 Green Turtle Club .................... $$$ .................. 365-4271 Harveys Island Grill ................... $$ .................. 365-4389 McIntoshs Restaurant .............. $$ .................. 365-4625 Miss Emilys Restaurant ............. $$ .................. 365-4181 New Plymouth Inn .................... $$ .................. 365-4161 Pineapple Restaurant Bar & Grill $$ ................. 365-4039 Plymouth Rock Cafe .................. $$ .................. 365-4234 Shorties Take-a-way...................$$..................365-4342 Sundowners .............................. $$ .................. 365-4060 Nancys ...................................... $$ .................. 366-4120 Everyone reads The Abaconian B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667 Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Man-O-War 365-4019 Abaco Crash Fire & Rescue 365-9111 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749 Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour ...................... 367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic ................................ 367-0020 Integrated Medical Center .......................................... 367-1304 Emergency ............................................... 458-1234 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre ................................... 367-0049 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour ............................ 367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay ......................................... 365-8288 Government Clinic Coopers Town .............................. 365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay ........................... 365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town ................................... 366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point .................................. 366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town ...................................... 365-2172 Blu House ....................... 45 ......... F ......... 365-4200 Green Turtle Club .............. 32 ......... F ......... 365-4271 Black Sound Marina .......... 15 ..................... 365-4531 Other Shore Club ............... 12 ......... F ......... 365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service ........... 10 ......... F ......... 365-4033 Treasure Cay Marina ........ 150 ......... F ......... 365-8250 Man-O-War Marina .......... 26 ......... F ......... 365-6008 Boat Harbour Marina ...... 183 ......... F ......... 367-2158 Conch Inn .......................... 75 ......... F ......... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina ........ 36 ......... F ......... 367-2182 Mangoes Marina ............... 29 ..................... 367-4255 Marsh Harbour Marina ...... 52 ......... F ......... 367 2700 Hope Town Marina ............ 16 ..................... 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways ................................ 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina .............. 6 ......... F ......... 366-0154 Sea Spray .......................... 60 ......... F ......... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Marina ........... 75 ......... F ......... 365-0083 Bakers Bay Marina .......... 158 ......... F ......... 365-5802 Guana Hide-aways ............ 37 ..................... 577-0003 Orchid Bay ......................... 64 ........ F ......... 365-5175 Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental ....................... 475-9616 ................ 367-2936 ......................... 367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure ............................... 577-0004 ..................... 367-0350 Adventure on Prozac T Cay ............................ 365-8749 ...................... 365-4411 C & C Charters Treasure Cay ........................... 365-8506 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour .................... 367-2787 ............. 366-0024 Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ........................... 367-2266 Air Gate Aviation Daytona/New Smyrna ........................... 367-3636 American Eagle Miami ..................................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud ............................ 367-2095 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach .............................................. 367-3415 Craig Air Center North Florida ........................................... 367-3522 IBC Airways Ft.Lauderdale, W Palm Beach ......................... 367-1336 Locair Fort Lauderdale ............................................. 1-800-205-0730 Regional Freeport ............................................................... 367-0446 Sky Bahamas Nassau/Ft. Lauderdale ................................. 367-0996 Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale ..................................... 367-0140 Western Air Nassau ........................................................... 367-3722 Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale ............................................. 367-0032 Abaco Air .............................................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters ........................................................ 367-3450 Extra $3 for each passengers above two ective Dec 08 Clinic, Downtown, Stop Light, ........................................................ $10 Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry ........................................ $15 Spring City ........................................................................................ $15 Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch ............................. $15 Murphy Town & Great. Cistern .......................................................... $20 Snake Cay ........................................................................................ $35 Casuarina Point ................................................................................. $60 Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour ............................................. $80 Bahama Palm Shore ......................................................................... $90 Crossing Rocks ................................................................................ $105 Sandy Point ................................................................................... $150 Leisure Lee ....................................................................................... $50 Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry ................................................... $80 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $85 Fox Town ........................................................................................ $165 Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel ................................................. $ 10 Nat. Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr. Cistern .......................................... $10 Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea. Eective Dec 08 Green Turtle Cay ferry dock ............................................................... $10 Madeira Park .................................................................................... $20 Sand Banks ...................................................................................... $25 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $30 Leisure Lee ....................................................................................... $45 Black Wood ...................................................................................... $20 Fire Road & Coopers Town ............................................................... $40 Cedar Harbour ................................................................................. $60 Wood Cay ......................................................................................... $70 Mount Hope .................................................................................... $80 Fox Town .......................................................................................... $85 Crown Haven ................................................................................... $90 Marsh Harbour airport ..................................................................... $80 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport .............................................. $80 Treasure Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour ................................................ $85 Treasure Cay Hotel to Green Turtle Ferry ........................................... $25 Treasure Cay Hotel to Blue Hole ........................................................ $30 Albert Lowe Museum ................................ Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits .. Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden .................... Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum ................. Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station .................................... Hope Town Swim Mermaid Reef o Marsh Harbour ........ Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole ........... Treasure Cay farm road Art studio & working foundry ...................... Little Harbour Working boatyards ..................................... Man-O-War cay Bring errors & revisions to our attention Revised March 9 12 All phones use area code 242 unless noted www.theabaconian.com Alburys Ferry Service Marsh H.>Guana Cay/Scotland cay F rom Conch Inn advised to contact the oce for the changes. Note: 4:30 pm trip to GTC not on Sundays ** Note: 4:30 pm trip will be made from New Plymouth only Between Abaco & Grand Bahama Summer Schedule only (April to Dec) Sandy Point & Nassau Every Friday & Sunday, except holidays, under 4 hours. Call 225-3376 or 366-4119 Call for rates. Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 30 minutes Be matched with a local person or family with a similar interest such as Bird watching, Attending church, Foreign language, School class visit, Environmental interest. Marine, Native plants, History, Humane Society, etc. This is not a dating service or an offer for a free meal or lodging but an opportunity to meet someone locally with similar interests. Call Tourisms Doranell Swain at 367-3067 dswain@bahamas.com Marsh Harbour Jody Albury ............... 375-8068 Sidney Albury ............ 477-5996 Richard Albury .......... 367-0367 Terrance Davis .......... 375-8550 Buddy Pinder ............ 366-2163 Justin Sands ............. 367-3526 Danny Sawyer .......... 367-3577 Jay Sawyer ............... 367-3941 North Abaco ODonald McIntosh ... 477-5037 Alexander Rolle ........ 365-0120 Edward Rolle ............ 365-0024 Herbert Thurston ...... 365-2405 Sandy Point Valantino Adderley .... 366-4323 Anthony Bain ............ 366-4107 Derek Gaitor ............. 366-4249 Nicholas Roberts ...... 366-4486 Treasure Cay Capt. Joe Pritchard ... 559-9117 Casaurina Point Junior Albury ............... 366-3058 Cherokee Noel Lowe ................... 366-2107 Marty Sawyer .............. 366-2115 Randy Sawyer ............ 366-2284 Will Sawyer ................. 366-2177 Crossing Rocks Tony Russell ............... 366-3259 Green Turtle Cay Rick Sawyer ................ 365-4261 Ronnie Sawyer ........... 365-4070 Hope Town Maitland Lowe ............ 366-0234 Tom Albury .................. 366-3141 Man-O-War David Albury ............... 365-6502 Charter Boats Lucky Strike Hope Town ..................... 366-0101 Sea Gull Hope Town ........................... 366-0266 A Salt Weapon Hope Town ................. 366-0245 Down Deep ........................................... 366-3143 Local Boy .............................................. 366-0528 Back Breaker ........................................ 365-5140

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November 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 21 NOVEMBER 1ST, 2012 Community dives into annual Open Water Swim Abaco optimists sail with the best Abaco's sailors. From left to right: Charlie Cash, Branden Sands, Joey Gale, William Cash and Chloe Sweeting By Jennifer Hudson Five young Abaco sailors recently returned from the Bahamas Optimist Na tional Championships 2012 held in Har bour Island on October 5 and 6. The regatta consisted of two days of racing during which the young Abaconians held their own and had good reason to feel very proud of themselves. It is a good testament to the enthusiasm of the young people for the sport of sailing on Abaco and the sup port of their coaches that whereas last year only one sailor, Branden Sands, participat Representing Abaco against sailors from Nassau, Grand Bahama, Harbour Is land, Governors Harbour, Long Island and the Cayman Islands were Joey Gale (son of Jeff and Jenny Gale), Charlie and Wil liam Cash (children of Marty and Tammy Cash), Chloe Sweeting (daughter of Jamie and Jonathan Sweeting) and Branden Sands (son of Timothy and Julie Sands). All of these young people reside in Hope Town except for Branden who lives in Chero kee Sound and who travels to Hope Town to sail with the Hope Town Sailing Club which is the only functioning sailing club for young people in Abaco. Please see Sailing Page 9 Competitors young and old came out on October 13 to brave the sea in this years Open Water Swim. Above: an eager swimmer dives into the water near the start of the contest. For more see page 10.

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian November 1, 2012 School science fair sharpens young minds Students from schools across Abaco were present in New Vision Ministrys auditorium on October 11. The annual School Science fair allowed each school and student to display their work for judges and spectators. Topics ranged from recycling, to the reefs to the Abaco pine forest. The U.S. embassy was present to award the top schools with prizes, which included and Apple iPad. Students from elementary school to high school each had a booth. Though each group undoubtedly worked very hard on their projects there were those that stood out. Before the judges announced the win ners; parents, teachers and other curious onlookers could browse the paper mache sculptures and well-crafted slideshows. lower primary division. Hope Town School won second place lower primary division. Agape Christian School won third place lower primary division. upper primary division. Amy Roberts School won second place upper primary division. Man-O-War School won third place upper primary division. School & Youth News junior high division. Agape won second place in the junior high division. And Wesley College won third place in the ju nior high division. for senior high. Forest Heights came in second place in the senior high divisions. And Cyber learning center placed third in the senior high division. participation were: McKenzie Dam and Nikita Unhjem. Man-O-War School, Hope Town School, Forest Heights and St. Francis, each re ceived an iPad from the U.S. Embassy. Brayden Dam, from Agape School, proudly displays his work on the Abaco Pine For est. Above: Hope Town School, winners of the upper primary school division, ecstatic over their win. Below: St. Francis de Sales proudly receive their iPad as they win the senior high school division with their project.

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian November 1, 2012 Fredericks Agency Ltd. Customs Brokers Customs Brokerage Services Air and Sea Import and Export Entries Serving all vessels from foreign ports Queen Elizabeth Drive Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email: abacocustoms@batelnet.bs Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and oors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web site: abacomarbleandgranite.com ROCK imported & local SAND imported & local 8 CONCRETE BLOCKS 50LBS BAGS ROCK & SAND Abacos cornerstone to construction Visit our modern facility on the Murphy Town Water Front beside Parkers Landing School & Youth News By Canishka Alexander Romea Rolle, a ninth grade student at S. C. Bootle High School, was recently di agnosed with scoliosis. It was determined that Romea will need a Thoracolumbar Sacral Orthotic brace which will cost any where from $3,000 to $4,000. S.C. Bootle raises funds for student with scoliosis Principal Huel Moss said that the school recently raised $600 in dinner ticket sales, and donations from students and staff members in an effort to assist Romea with her medical expenses. Romeas mother, Nicola Gardiner-Rolle, received the dona tion on her behalf. Above: Nadira Kawalram, Language Teacher, and Chavonne Reid, one of Romea's home room teachers, presenting the assistance check to Romea's mother, Nicola Gardiner-Rolle at the cookout for Romea in Fox Town on Discovery Day. Abacos Teacher of the Year shines in Nassau By Samantha Evans Kayla Wallace went to the Tenth Na tional Teacher of the Year week of events in Nassau unopposed. The week after she was assessed by the National Steering Committee from Nassau she travelled to the capital to take part in the celebratory activities. The theme chosen for this years event was Celebrating Outstanding Edu cators; Rewarding Excellence. She arrived on New Providence on Tuesday, October 9 and on that same day the group of teachers from all over The Ba hamas attended a church service at Christ Community Church beginning at 7 p.m. At the service the teachers were applauded for their accomplishments, given food for thought and words of wisdom that further motivated them to go out and continue to touch lives. The church service was one of her favorite events of the week. On Wednesday, October 10 they travelled to Andros onboard the Sea Link. They left at 7 a.m. and returned at 5 p.m. While there, they had a tour of the island and got a chance to taste some of the great food the island has to offer. On Thursday October 11 at 3 p.m., they made a courtesy call on the Governor General at which time they were pinned and each given a plaque. Later that evening they attended the Baha mas Union of Teachers (BUT) Reception at the Nassau Art Gallery. This was one of Ms. Wallaces favorite events as they got a chance to relax and have some fun. All of the teachers received a plaque from the BUT. They were given Discov ery Day off and the following day the Awards Ceremony and Reception was held at Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort Hotel, Cable Beach. Ms. Wallace received more School of the Year Award, District Winner Award, a special gift for selling the most ads from a Family Island, and one of the top awards for Extra Curricular Activities. Ms. Wallace stated that this was a great experience and she would encour age other teachers to work hard and aim to achieve this recognition, make lasting friends and have doors opened for them to advance their career. However, she made the following recommendations so that Abaco teachers can shine brighter than she did. Firstly, more representation is need ed from Abaco schools so that they can be Please see Teacher Page 5 Focus on Youth training program targets risky adolescent behaviour By Samantha Evans Facilitators from the Focus on Youth Program were on Abaco at the end of Sep tember to speak to grade six students about Life and Health and Social Studies for the island of Abaco, Sandy Edwards, led the charge. Focus on Youth is a successful risk reduction prevention program for adoles cents and preadolescents. The program was developed by Uni versity of Maryland Human Virology Insti tute and later updated for use in Bahamian Schools. This ten-session program is in place in a number of Primary Schools. Specially trained grade six teachers are conducting the program for pre-adoles cent students now that sex and pregnancy in Bahamian teenagers is on the rise. The program is charged with putting prevention measures in place before students leave primary schools. Focus on Youth is intended to in crease knowledge about HIV/AIDS and improve communication, decision mak ing and educate youth about condom use. Abstinence and avoidance of substance use Now that the program has been intro duced, a training session is being organized for locals so that they can facilitate train ing. Eleanor Hield is organizing the train ing which will take place at Central Abaco Primary School during November. Inter ested persons can contact Eleanor Hield, at Central Abaco Primary, at 367-3457.

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November 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 saying they are not going to make vain promises just to be elected, but promised to do their best to make the teaching and learning environment a better place, Moss said. Among the promises made were those to develop more school spirit, help their peers to perform better academically, develop the landscape of the school and to have more competitions. Before taking their seats, the candidates made one last appeal to students to make the right choice when they go to the ballots and not to vote for friends or family, but to vote for the one who will get the job done. Moss was pleased to see that the stu dents were receptive to what was said by the candidates. By October 11 the whole electoral process was fully operational the elections, Junior Louis was selected as the newly elected head boy for the 20122013 school year, while Andquone Bur rows was elected as deputy head boy. The newly elected head girl is Clydesha Cor nish, and the elected deputy head girl is Rosemika Charles. Congratulations to all the winners; it was a hard-fought campaign, Moss an nounced. School & Youth News Success Training gradu ating class of 2012 holds souse out By Samantha Evans The 2012 graduating class of Suc cess Training College held a souse out at the BAIC Park from 8 a.m. until 12 noon on Saturday October 13, 2012. One hun dred and ninety tickets were sold by the graduates who also donated all of the items prepared. Two types of souse were on sale: chicken and pig feet. Each meal was served with johnnie cake. The funds raised from this day will go towards gifts for the college and other graduation expenses. These students have worked hard for the past few years so they had no problem giving up a portion of their Saturday to aid their graduation fund. The graduates want to invite the pub lic to celebrate with them at Full Gospel Assembly in Treasure Cay on October 28 as they worship together and the gradua tion on December 1 at Latter Rain Minis tries in Marsh Harbour. considered for top titles. Secondly, a chap erone from the district or administrative team needs to accompany the Teacher of the Year to Nassau to be the go to person to answer questions and address concerns. She noted that every island had a chaper one except Abaco. Thirdly, Family Islands need to receive the same relevant informa tion that the Nassau and Freeport Teacher of the Year get so that these teachers are not disadvantaged and assessments can be fair. Finally, she added, Abaco needs to be represented on the Steering Committee; the district is big enough. Mrs. Wallace hopes that these recommendations will be taken seriously as Abaco teachers are just so should be given a fair chance to shine. Teacher From Page 4 S.C. Bootle holds head girl and boy elections By Canishka Alexander It is that time in the school year when head boys and head girls are elect ed to serve the student population at their school. Therefore, students at S. C. Bootle are now in election mode. Principal Huel Moss noted: They are very enthused with the electoral pro cess and have their favourite candidates. Vying for the position of head boy and head girl in this keenly-contested elec tion are three males and seven females. As a result, Moss said that the candi dates are hot on the campaign trail along with their campaign managers and sup porters. The candidates are using every opportunity to explain why they should be elected for the position, and they are also distributing tokens and mounting posters at strategic points. Additionally, on October 8, the can didates were given the opportunity to pres ent themselves to the entire student body and say why they should be elected to serve as leader. The candidates were very vocal in Above: Vice Principal Sabrina Russell; Junior Louis, newly elected Head Boy; Andquone Burrows, Deputy Head Boy; Clydesha Cornish, Head Girl; Rosemika Charles, Deputy Head Girl and Principal Huel Moss.

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian November 1, 2012 Guana Freight Services Regular Frei ght Runs to Guana Cay & Scotland Cay 242-365-5190 Great Guana Cay guanafreight@hotmail.com CURRYS FOOD STORE Customer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed ice Green Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072 Located on the harbour front School & Youth News By Mirella Santillo To celebrate National Heroes' Day, a special assembly was held at Abaco Cen tral High School on October 11. The aim was recognizing Murphy Towns past and present residents who are worthy of being looked upon as role models. Raquel Cox, Head of the Social Sci ences Department, was the coordinator for the event which was moderated by stu dents. Students with special talents were the performers: singing, dancing, recit ing, introducing speakers or playing mu sic. Residents of Murphy Town had been called upon to address the assembly, such as the Murphy Town Committee Chairman De Shawn Simms who was born and raised in the town, or the Dawkins Sisters who in Nassau) for whom Gospel singing is a passion. As a group of distinguished guests, among them Dr. Lenora Black, Admin istrator Preston Cunningham and ASP Gregory Barr, arrived to their seats, loud applause broke out. It was an indication of the jolly mood that prevailed that day. The entertainment started with the Dawkins Sisters who sang a Gospel selec tion, following Ms. Cox's welcome. She had explained that in recognition of Na tional Heroes Day, the special assembly was to honor a proud heritage by looking at local heroes. Students performances provided in terludes between the remarks of the speak ers. Lakia Thompson read a poem, Akeem Adderley gave a powerful rendition of You are the wind beneath my wings; Kermeisha Curry interpreted a free dance selection, the school choir lead by Shantel Miller sang Marlins, Mighty Marlins, the ACH school song composed by former Principal Arthur Jones, and last but not least the school band played the National Anthem, an ending to the gathering. The speakers all gave their individual interpretation of what a hero should be, but they all conveyed concurring messages. Principal Ricardo Ferguson spoke hero. He said that usually we look upon heroes as people we see on a TV screen, but we miss the ones in our midst. He ad ily member, a friend, a personality) they could attach themselves to or would like to emulate. Dr. Black, who grew up in the neigh boring settlement of Dundas Town, remi nisced on the two important womenher mother and her grand-motherwho she feels inspired her through her life. Using a tea bag as a demonstra tion tool, she showed the importance of names, in that case Lipton; everyone has a name, she said, citing some names asso ciated with Murphy Town such as Swain, Curry, Simms, Davis and Dawkins. I do not think anyone in Murphy Town would want their children to misbehave, she said referring to several misdeeds that hap pened in the school; you have to defend and protect your name. A tea bag is attached on a string, she went on: watch whom you are at tached to or attracted to. Where ever they go, you go, watch who is pulling the string. Tea bags get put in hot water, she water at times, but that is the time that the best will come to the surface. Look inside of you because a hero lies within. As the third speaker, Administrator Cunningham addressed the students. He sent them a powerful message, You boys and girls have to stand strong for what you know is good for yourself, for your school, for your community, for your country. He continued, The country has in vested heavily on you, on education and upbringing, make sure you do not disap point your mommy, your daddy, your Principal, the Department of Education. The country needs every one of you, he said, ending jokingly that he hoped to see one of them on TV one day. what a hero was, but instead he mentioned names of two teachers from his days at Ab aco Central High School: Agatha Simms Abaco Central High School recognizes heroes of Murphy Town who still teaches and Felamese Sawyer who made him understand mathematics by making stay after school to learn the times tables. They are his heroes. During his speech, he gave a brief history of how Murphy Town was found ed. Murphy Town people came from Bluff Point, a cut-out settlement beyond the Marls. He told how these people used to etables, but never starving. They had to go all the way to Green Turtle Cay for other supplies. He described them as proud, hardworking, honest people who knew how to share with each other. They have been he roes from the time they entered Bluff Point and then Murphy Town, he said, mention ing some of the people who became the Roland Swain, Muriel Tinker, Idamae Dawkins, Eda Swain. They were farmers, cooks bakers. He also rendered homage to more recent achievers: Cubel Davis Jr. to William (Bill) Swain who was instru mental in the construction of what is now Abaco Central High School. He named Greg Gomez and Renardo Curry as Mur phy Towns younger heroes. There is a hero in all of us, he said, with a gift by eleventh grader Conrad Cor nish. On October 11 Abaco Central High School honoured some role models of Murphy Town as part of National Heroes Day. Students performances punctuated the adults presen tations. CAPS students celebrate national heroes By Samantha Evans On Thursday, October 11 beginning at 1 p.m., the grade six students of Central Abaco Primary School celebrated some of the unsung heroes of the Bahamas. They began by celebrating the music of The Bahamas, in particular the music of Ed die Minnis. According to sixth grade co ordinator Eleanor Hield, they highlighted those heroes in their Social Studies book. The Bahamas has grown a lot over the past decades and centuries and this growth would not have taken place had it not been contributions to nation building. Some of these persons are Sir Milo Butler, Gover nor General Sir Arthur Fawkes, Dame Al berta Isaacs, Demetrius Pinder, Timothy Gibson, Janet Bostwick, Sir Lynden Os car Pindling, Christopher Columbus, and Please see Heroes Page 7

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November 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 Groceries All you need & more! Fruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen Foods Phone or Fax : 366-2022 Mon. Fri. 7:30am 6pm l Sat 7:30am7pm The Place to be is Cherokee! Cherokee Food Fair 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 Ron-Paul Cabinets Plus Visit our Showroom Located Opposite the old Lowes Pharmacy Owners: Ronnie & Pauline Roberts Your Favorite Cartoon Toddler Beds With Mattress $175 Phone: (242) 367-0546 Mattresses Box Springs Bed Frames Twin $165, Full $230 Twin $225, Full $235, Queen $265, King $365 Queen $440 Full $550, Queen$600 1.1 CU.FT. MICROWAVES $18O GE 4.5 CU.FT. FRIDGE $220 Carpet & Padding Solid Wood Furniture School & Youth News Abaco College Students 2012 Updates Arielle Nicole Cash : Ari elle Nicole Cash has entered her second year at St. Law rence College where her major is Hos pitality Management Hotel & Restaurant. She is a 2011 graduate of Agape Christian and daughter of Chris and Angelique Cash. Eden Hanna: Eden Hanna gradu ated from St Francis de Sales Catho lic Primary School in 2003 and from St. Pauls Methodist College (high school) in Freeport in 2008. She began her postsecondary studies at the College of the Ba hamas, Nassau where she majored in Hos pitality Management. She then transferred to Strayer University, Atlanta, Georgia in March 2012. Eden is an honours student and now majors in Business Administration with Hospitality Management as a minor. She is the daughter of David & Anna-Maria Cote of North Abaco and expect to graduate in late 2013. Cody Un hjem: Cody Unhjem is in his sec ond year at College of the Ozarks Brandon, Missouri where is re mains on the Deans List. Cody has ex celled in his studies majoring in Computer Science and Business Management where percent on campus. Cody is the son of Troy and Angela Unhjem of Marsh Harbour, a 2010 gradu ate of Agape Christian School and a recipi Scholarships. Amy Mackey: Amy Mackey is currently studying at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In 2010 and 2011 she studied at the College of The Bahamas where she was on the Deans List both years. 2012 is currently involved in the Community Council. She is majoring in Biological Science and the Prime Time Foundation. From Murphy Town, Amy gradu ated from Forest Heights Academy. Her parents are Mario Mackey and Joycelyn Mackey-Bailey. ACHS honours their students of the month in the Social Sciences Department By Mirella Santillo Abaco Central High Schools Social Sciences reward program, which recog nizes students who have performed their best each month, has been extended to the higher grades. Students are recognized ei ther by applying themselves academically or by abiding by the rules of the school such as observing punctuality, attendance and good behavior. This year students from grades 7 to 12 will be acknowledged for their good work. Following the special assembly of October 11, Raquel Cox, head of the So cial Sciences Department called the hon oured boys and girls to the stage to receive Those in grade 7 were: Matthew Parker, Alexis Wilkins and Jackline Jeanto: Amber Johnson, Acacia Anderson and Fenide Dutilien. Ninth graders who were honoured were: Tyzel Cunningham, Kiara Moxey and Odler Pierre were called to the stage. Grades 10, 11 and 12 Students re History and Religious Studies. They were Nathaniel Parker, in Religious Studies, and Desmondo Bootle, in History, for grade 10. Conrad Cornish, in grade 11, managed cates went to Lakira Archer for Religious Studies and Gena Remondo for History. Dame Ivy Dumont. The grade six students educated the rest of the student body on these heroes that they are learning about this school year. The Honourable Janet Bostwick was the second woman to hold a seat in cabinet and fought consistently for womens rights. She served as a cabinet minister with the Free National Movement. Sir. Lynden O. the Bahamas and leader of the Progressive Liberal Party. He is also known as the most successful politician in Bahamian history. Today he is known as the Father of the Na tion. Sir Milo Butler was committed to the progress of black people in The Bahamas. He was also a Member of Parliament for the Progressive Liberal Party. Christopher Columbus is said to have discovered the is lands of the Bahamas on October 12, 1492. Sir Arthur Fawkes is the current Governor General of the Bahamas. Timothy Gibson wrote the words of the Bahamian National Anthem and a composer of many songs including Beau tiful Bahamaland and Fairest Land on Earth. Demetrius Pinder was the member of the Golden Knights who ran the anchor leg at the 2012 Olympic Games. Dame female Governor General of the Bahamas and an active member of the Free National Movement. Dame Albertha Isaacs was a part of the Womens Suffrage Movement. Dissat Bahamas, Dame Albertha Isaacs and many of her contemporaries joined a movement that became a force to be reckoned with globally within the western world. The grade six students also sang a medley of Bahamian songs in celebration of the Dis covery Day Holiday. Heroes From Page 6 Above: Abaco Central High School students of the month.

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian November 1, 2012 School & Youth News S.C. Bootle celebrates its teachers By Canishka Alexander On October 5, teachers around the world took time to celebrate the teaching profession. S. C. Bootle High School, in North Abaco, was also a part of the global celebration. According to Principal Huel Moss, the teachers at S.C. Bootle spent time with their students for two teaching periods fol lowed by an assembly highlighting World Teachers' Day. The event began with a devotional segment led by the members of the Student Christian Movement, while activities were conducted by the Teacher Cadets of the school. Activities included a lively skit where students demonstrated the importance of being a leader and not a follower. Poems were read and the program was inter spersed with teacher jokes, which were well received by both students and teach ers. Ashlyne Durosco, a senior student, read the UNESCO World Teachers' Day message. Meanwhile, Mr. Audley Dean, Phys ical Education teacher, was given the op portunity to share his reasons for becom ing a teacher. Immediately following the assembly, the administration, teachers and students gathered on the court for an excit ing volleyball match. The teachers played against the students and, once again, the teachers proved their superiority by thrashing the students, Moss observed. The teachers were a force to be reckoned, and at the end of the game they were victorious; hurray to the teachers of S.C. Bootle. Above: Rosemika Charles leads a song in tribute to the teachers at S.C. Bootle High School in Coopers Town during their special assembly on World Teachers Day. Forest Heights Junkanoo group hosts steak out and silent auction By Samantha Evans The Junkanoo Group of Forest Height Academy entered Junior Junkanoo for the away with the victory. They are entering Abaco Junior Junkanoo 2013 with hopes of rocking the streets of Abaco yet again. To assist them with funds to offset the cost of costumes and other materials needed, they held a steak out and silent auction at Snap pas Bar and Grill on Saturday October 20, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. On the menu was steak and chicken dinners which were served with salad, baked potato and a dinner roll. Tickets to support the fundraiser. A silent auction was held inside of Snappas to allow locals and tourists to bid on beautiful items donated by artisans from across the island. All of the items were la beled with an attached sheet to allow per sons to list their bid. Some of the items auctioned were paintings, necklace sets by Kristen Pearce, exquisite straw bags by Lovely Reckley, framed photographs by Tammy Higgs and cow bells designed by the Forest Heights Junkanoo Group. These were just some of the items listed. According to the group leader, Lori Thompson, the support they received from the business community was overwhelm ing. She said it was great as it made it pos sible for them to raise the funds needed to have a good showing at the 2013 Junior Junkanoo Parade. She is so pleased that Abaco now has a vibrant parade every year because in the past you would have to go to Nassau or Grand Bahama to experience Junkanoo. She said she is grateful to the business community for their support and to those who donated items for the silent auction. At 6:30 p.m., a small Junkanoo rush-out took place using the costumes from last year. Once the rush started persons from surrounding businesses came out to share the Junkanoo experience. The group took the rush into Snappas which the patrons thoroughly enjoyed. The winners of the si lent auction were announced at the end of the steak out. The Forest Heights Junkanoo group performed a rush out at Snappas towards the end of the fundraiser using their winning costumes from last year. Dr. Rashida Brown-Clarke; Psychiatry Please call for dates Dr. Charles Diggis: General Surgery/Lap Band Surgery Please call for dates Dr. Arthur Clarke: General Surgery & Urology Please call for dates Dr. Carnille Farquharson; Family Medicine Nov 14, 21 & 28 Dr. Winston Forbes; Cardiology/Internal Medicine Call for dates Dr. F. Bartlett; Pediatrics Please call for dates Dr. Lucio Pedro; Obstetrics/Gynecology Please call for dates Dr. Timothy Williams, General Practice Please call for dates Dr. N. Akazie, Please call for dates Dr. Marc Binard, General Practice & Internal Medicine Nov 3rd Nov 8th 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

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November 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 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!!! Sports The best of the Bahamas junior sail ors competed for top honours in the Ba hamas National Optimist Championship which is reputed to be the largest regatta ever held in the Bahamas. Approximately 90 boats registered to compete, with all of the sailors aged between 8 and 15 years. Joey, William, Charlie and Chloe for beginner sailors. They all placed high out of the approximately 45 competitors liam Cash placed second, Chloe Sweeting fourth and Charlie Cash sixth. Chloe had the added distinction of placing as the top year. advanced sailors and the competitors have Sailing From Page 1 to abide by stricter rules and face stiffer ally divided into three groups. The white 13 to 15-year-olds. Branden Sands, hav championship. He and three of the other Abaconian racers received trophies during the awards presentation and dinner on the The weather was beautiful; the wind was just right and all conditions were per fect for the races, stated Timothy Sands parent of Branden Sands and chaperone for the Bahamas team. For years the national championships were held in Nassau but away from New Providence and were held on Grand Bahama. Grand Bahama was chosen because there is a very large sail ing programme there. Other islands now have the opportunity of hosting the cham pionships and can bid in a process similar to that for the Olympic Games. It is more expensive to hold the championships out side of New Providence but it provides the other islands with a great opportunity. We hope the championships will be held here on Abaco one day, he said. The Harbour Island Sailing Club hosted the event which was organized by the Bahamas Optimist Class Association with the endorsement of the Bahamas Sail ing Association. The Abaco sailors were sponsored by the Hope Town Sailing Club and Bahamas Fast Ferry transported all of the boats. Matt McCoy is the Hope Town coach but was unable to attend the championships so the team was chaper oned by temporary team coach, Timothy Sands. The only sailing program currently on Abaco is in Hope Town and only runs from from January to mid-June each year but there are many interested young sailors who would like to see a program run on the other islands of Abaco. It is hoped that one day this could become a reality but un fortunately the logistics make it extremely complicated and costly. Above: Branden Sands sails in the highly competitive Championship Fleet against the best Optimist Sailors in the Bahamas. Above: Joey Gale takes an early lead at the start of a race.

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian November 1, 2012 Sports Open water swim offers challenge for athletes On October 13, the Abaco Swim Club hosted the 5K Open Water Swim. The event was held at the Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour beginning at 8 a.m. with ter 9 a.m. The contest featured swimmers from clubs around The Bahamas who came to compete in the blustery conditions on Saturday morning. The entire swim con sisted of three legs, or about three miles. The three fastest swimmers for the 3 Mile Competitive Swim were: Andy Knowles, Melvin Moore and M. Albury Higgs respectively. The swim, which was sanctioned by The Bahamas Swimming Federation, is an annual event. This year representatives from tourism were present as well as Min ister Daniel Johnson from Youth, Sports and Culture. The Hon. Johnson presented the awards to the contestants at the end of the swim. Dozens of swimmers, from the very young to the old, turned up early Satur day morning to challenge the rolling wa ter and wind. Though many of the swim mers, mostly the youngest ones, chose to compete in single legs of the swim others attempted the entire three mile course or competed as part of a relay team. Though most of the swimmers were competing for the local swimming organi zation, Abaco Swim Club, other clubs and swimmers were present as well. Most no tably was Swift Swimming, based out of New Providence, whose swimmers took course, others went for all three legs and had a long three miles to endure. Kayaks and boats putted alongside the swimmers as they rounded each bright orange buoy. Andy Knowles, left, who had the top time for the three mile course being presented with an award by Min. Daniela Johnson after the race. Please see Swim Page 11

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November 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 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. Sports TREASURE CAY Home site one lot in from beach $60,000 Rock Point waterfront lot, exc price $185,000 Golf Course Lot $35,000 3/2 Royal Palm Condo $345,000BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND 4 Lots Starting at $12,000LONG BEACH Next to Schooner Bay 3/2 Home beach access under $ 250,000 Lots starting at $30,000 Hilltop lots with ocean view $150,000 Gorgeous beach front lot $250,000BAHAMA PALM SHORES 2 Acre beach front estate lot $550,000 Beautiful interior lots, starting at $17,000 1 Acre beach front estate lot $295,000 Pinehurst lots $10,000 & $11,000CHEROKEE Ocean view, beach access, utilities $125,000 Watching Bay hilltop lot $99,000LITTLE HARBOUR Half acre oceanfront lot $65,000 20,000 sq. ft. Hilltop lot with starter cottage, harbour and ocean views $198,000 Home on 2 acres on Little Harbour 100 private dock, landscaped $695,000LUBBERS QUARTERS Jacks Jungle homesite & dockage $135,000 Additional lots available.HOPE TOWN Lot close to town, beach access $130,000SCHOONER SUBDIVISION Lot 58 50ft Elevation, views of Atlantic & Beach. Off grid living.SCHOONER BAY Island lots still available. Beach lots, Commercial Lots Call for informationCASUARINA POINT Entrance to bay, waterfront lot, panoramic views $98,000 Sea view lot, 100 ft. to beach. $42,500 Lots $35,000 and up 4/4 Beachfront home $975,000 3/4 Beachfront home + apt $875,000 www.islandpropertiesbahamas.comTel: (242) 367-0737 Fax: (242) 367-0736 BROKERS: Chris & Molly Roberts 2 story 3 bedroom 2 bath beachfront home with 2 detached income producing apartments. $795,000 3/3, 2160 sq.ft. oceanview home $399,500 Ten categories were contested: Girls 12 and Under, Boys 13 to 17, Women 18 to 35, Men 18 to 35, Women 36 and Over, Men 36 and Over, Female Relay, Male Relay, 8 and Under 1/3 Mile Swim and 9 and Over 1/3 Mile Swim. Besides the swimmers who came to brave the open water in front of the Cross ing Beach, many others came to spectate. The grill started early while drinks and sweets were sold. Onlookers cheered as individual swimmers and relay teams made it back to the docks. Some swimmers, af ter the three mile ordeal, expressed how after pulling themselves through the water for three miles. Abaco Swim Clubs volunteers pa trolled the course in boats and kayaks. Though, fortunately, none of the swim mers needed her assistance, Nurse Jessica Higgs from Marsh Harbour Medical Cen ter was also on stand-by. Among the many storylines that day, one of the more endearing was that of Da vid Knowles, Percy Knowles and Bruce Knowles. These three menfather, son and grandson competed together as one team. Three generations of Knowles took to the water and came out as the second fastest male relay team in the sea that day. However, while Bruce and Percy represented the Swift Swimming Program, young David bucked the trend and donned the Abaco Swim Club mantle. Coming out of the water together all smiles, however, one would never guess they supported dif ferent clubs. After all the swimmers were back on solid land, fed and dried off, awards were presented by Min. Daniel Johnson. Min. Johnson remarked on how well the event had been planned and looked forward to being present at next years function. He congratulated Abaco Swim Clubs Brenda Sawyer along with all the other volunteers and coaches who made the event this year possible. Min. Johnson also promised to compete in next years swim if possible. mile competitive swim. The best time, clocked by Andy Knowles, was at one The next two top times, Melvin Moore and Albury Higgs, both clocked in at one hour and twelve minutes with only nine seconds separating their time: Melvin Moore at 1:12:30 and Albury Higgs at 1:12:39. For Girls 12 and Under: Albury A few of the guppy swimmers receive medals and trophies for their performance. Albury, Kiana Hicks, Emily Sims, Stella Higgs, Ryan Knowles and Malia Sweeting. Above: Nurse Jessica Higgs awarded by Min. Johnson for her time. Thankfully, no emergencies occurred that day. Please see Swim Page 12 Swim From Page 10

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian November 1, 2012 PSSSTTT!!! The Holidays are Almost Here!! ONLY 3 ISSUE LEFT BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS DONT FORGET TO ADVERTISE DEADLINE FOR AD PLACEMENT FOR: November 15th issue is November 8th December 1st issue is November 22nd December 15th issue is December 6th Call: 242-367-3200 www.the abaconian.com Fax: 242-367-3677 E-Mail: abaconainnews@gmail Sports Higgs, Tenniya Martin and Christina Py tively. For Boys 13-17: Melvin Moore and tively. ens 18-35. Swim From Page 10 For Men 18-35: Brian Higgs and spectively. For Women 36 and Over: Monica second respectively. For Men 36 and Over: Andy Knowles, Craig Stewart and Chris Pinder The top Female Relay Team was Al bury Higgs, Samantha Williams and Lilly Higgs. The top Male Relay Team was Andy Knowles, Chris Higgs and Michael Wal kine. Competing in the 1/3 mile 8 and Un der Swim were: Brayden Dam, Paxton Albury, Kiana Hicks, Emily Sims, Stella Higgs, Carter Albury, Ryan Knowles, Ma lia Sweeting and Maddox Pinder. Suzie Pinder competed in the 1/3 mile 8 and Over Swim. Many other talented swimmers com peted and showcased their talents. As the food tents went down and the swimmers toweled off, planning had already started for next years open water swim. Despite some choppiness on the water, which many argued enhanced the challenge of the ex perience, the event was swimmingly suc cessful. men came second in the male relay. They were a father, son and grandson team. Above: members of Abaco Swim Club, along with representatives from the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, pose together as one team. after the races. Above: the Guppy boy swimmers. Carter Albury, Brayden Dam and Maddox Pinder. Below: Coach Laurence Higgs and Roman Pinder receive their trophy.

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November 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 School & Youth News CHEROKEE COMMUNITY CLINICFUNDRAISING DAYDATE: Saturday 10th November 2012 TIME: 12 Noon until 6.00pm LOCATION: School Yard, Cherokee SoundFood stalls will include: Steak dinners (tickets availablefor $15), Conch fritters, Hamburgers, Home made Ice Cream, Baked goods & Drinks. Games will include: Balloons with darts, Hoopla, Soldier crab races, and more There will also be a sea shell exhibit, a flea market and a raffle of Gifts donated by Corporate and individual sponsors. All Funds raised will go directly to the construction of the new Community Clinic. So come, have a good time and help raise some money for a cause that will benefit ALL of us."COMING SOON WITH YOUR HELP" On October 13 the Rotary Club of Abaco supervised the two Interact Clubs during a community outreach project. The clubs were present that morning to con tinue their ongoing project at Owantas Pond in Marsh Harbour. The pond has long been a picnic area but has fallen into disrepair in recent times. In previous weeks the clubs have cleaned the area and scrubbed old paint of the buildings. That Saturday they went about applying fresh pain to the buildings and rails. This project is just one that the Interact club has committed to for the year. Above: Interactors and Rotarians in front of Owantas Pond. This project is one of several by the groups. Angels Academy to hold school fair Angels Academy, located in Marsh Harbour, will hold their school fair on No vember 3. Despite having had to postpone the fair, due to Hurricane Sandy, owner a fun success. Games such as hoop-la and basketball dunk are planned. Food, snacks and drinks will also be for sale to raise funds for the school. The fair is also part celebration. Despite the fact that their current school building is located on Front Street, Angels Academy received very little damage from the storm. Classes have resumed as nor mal. Press Release from Hope Town Sailing Club -Press ReleaseAbaco put in a stunning performance at the largest Bahamian sailing regatta yet held-the rest of the Bahamas is on alert for future races! 89 sailors and their families and coaches from Nassau, Freeport, Eleu thera, Long Island, Cayman and Abaco descended on Harbour Island for the 2012 Optimist National Championships. This event was for Juniors-under the age of 15and Abaco had 5 sailors attend. In a particularly telling moment, the second race was all Abaco. At the end of the race Joey Gale, Charlie Cash, Chloe 3rd, and 4th respectively. All the other clubs were shocked. him the overall win for the Green Fleet. William came in second. Chloe got fourth with 23 points, missing third by only one point. She took home top female for this Sands, from Cherokee, represented Abaco mists sailors in the Bahamas. Within his age group (11 and 12 year olds) he was second, showing that as he moves up in age and experience he will be one to watch for National Champion. This is a huge success for the sailing programs in Abaco. The Hope Town Sail ing Club has been instrumental in creating the junior program in Abaco and is very proud of its sailors. They helped to fund the travel expenses and provided boats and gear. A big thank you to the Harbour Is land Sailing Club for hosting this event. And, of course, a special thanks goes to the parents who helped organize our sailors and get them down to Briland to sail, and who have supported them and the Hope Town Junior Sailing Program for the past few years. These great results forecast a successful and competitive future for Ab aco sailors.

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian November 1, 2012 OCEAN BLUE PROPERTIES Member B.R.E.A. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Sales, Rentals and Property Management ON GREEN TURTLE CAY: UNDER CONTRACT! Four bedroom three bath home with cottage just steps away from the Atlantic Ocean Beach NEW!! 5,449 sq. ft. hillside lot at the Sea of Abaco boasting stunning water views! Dedicated boat slip for up to a 35 boat at private shared dock. 6 1/2 draft at low tide. Water and power to site. Asking price $ 295,000 UNDER CONTRACT! 11,000 sq. ft. lot in Coco Bay just steps from beach and public dock. Asking price $30,000 NEW!! Deck house cottage. One bedroom one bath cottage on WHITE SOUND waterfront with dock. Property stretches from waterfront on the Sea of Abaco to WHITE SOUND waterfront. $335,000 NEW!! Waterfront 100 year old two bedroom one bath basically furnished cottage. Located in the heart of the settlement of New Plymouth. Spacious rear patio. Golf cart parking. Just steps from public dock; ferry; restaurants and shops. Owner re-locating. $275,000 UNDER CONTRACT One acre with 85 beachfront on gorgeous Bight O Bay SOLD!!! Three spacious bedrooms, two bath waterfront home NEW PRICE REDUCTION Furnished two master bedrooms with A/C, waterfront hilltop cottage. Kit/liv/din, cable TV, dock, overlooking Settlement Creek $225,000 UNDER CONTRACT Two-year-old 4 bedroom, 2 bath furnished home. Open plan with soaring ceiling in great room, replace, large decks. Central A/C. View of Coco Bay. Located 40 feet from Coco Bay Beach. Short walk to public dock. Asking price $575,000 NEW PRICE!!! Four bedroom 3 bath fully furnished hilltop home overlooking the Sea of Abaco. Fourth bedroom suite has all round view of Green Turtle Cay. A/C. Swimming Pool. Designated dock slip. Great rental. $825,000 PRICE REDUCTION!!! Rustic furnished two bedroom two bath cottage sea to sea on White Sound and the Sea of Abaco. A/C in bedrooms. Kit/liv/dining great room. Share in private dock. Great swimming and sunsets. Very private. Only accessible by boat. Located a mile from the historic town of New Plymouth. Asking Price $435,000 Roberts House in historic settlement of New Plymouth. Waterview. Furnished. 3 beds 3 baths. Immaculate. Owner moving. $395,000 Summer Breeze: Recently remodeled furnished two story three bed 2 bath home located on waterfront in the heart of New Plymouth. A/C. Satellite TV. W/D. Golf cart garage. Established rental history. PRICE REDUCTION $495,000 Curriculum changes to be implemented this school year By Samantha Evans Curriculum reform began about a year and a half ago and now some curricu lums have been completed and are making their way to Abacos public schools. Pub lic schools have been sent the new Religion Curriculum and the Social Studies Curricu On September 24, 2012, Dr. Fran cina Thurston was on Abaco to conduct a training session with select teachers from grades one through three to introduce the Integrated/Interdisciplinary Learning Ap proach. On October 22 and 23, all teachers were introduced to this technique which research has proven to be a teaching and learning approach that works. The bench marks focus on what the students need to know and what they are able to do. It looks at marrying various subjects together to make learning more interactive and fun for students. The teachers learned about the webbed model which is used to make integration work. It uses various themes to connect the or cycles. Teachers learned about the many advantages of webbed teaching and were given samples of activities to help them get started. Daria Pinder spoke to some teachers about pre-reading skills, word recognition, comprehension and functional reading. Sandy Edwards addressed the full body on the interdisciplinary model using Blooms Taxonomy. They were all given a packet that explained the steps they should take when using this model. They were also given a sample of what their lesson plan should now look like and told that the Min istry of Education expects this model to be implemented immediately. School & Youth News Edwards told them that each activ ity should allow the students to give the knowledge they learned, show that they comprehend, apply what they learned, analyze it and synthesize it. She told them that even though they may see this new ap proach as a lot of work, it is an approach they should have been using on a smaller scale already as integrated teaching is not new. She encouraged them to also make the needed adjustments to their teaching and plan well as they will be evaluated based on their application of this model in the classroom. Educators attended two days of professional development training By Samantha Evans Public school educators attended two days of professional development work shops on Monday and Tuesday October 22 and 23, 2012. On day one the schools held in-house sessions with their teachers to help them enhance record keeping, mark books and go over schools emergency plans and any other areas that needed improving. On day two, educators from the primary schools gathered at the multi-purpose room at Central Abaco Primary School to attend a training session on Strategies for Setting Effective Examination Questions for the GLAT. The facilitator for the training was Vernita Davis who is the Subject Secretary for GLAT Testing and Evaluation out of Nassau. Ms. Davis is a trained teacher having worked in the private and public sectors before resuming her current post. sion at this time and told the teachers that they are now looking to strategize to help schools improve the performance of their students on this assessment so that the na tional score in the country can improve. At the beginning of the session she told the teachers the purpose of the GLAT examination. Then she gave them an op portunity to give their views on the layout of the exam and the questions asked. She asked them to tell her the strands of the So cial Studies, Science, Language Arts and Mathematics curriculum which the teach ers answered fairly well which allowed her to get a good understanding of what needs to be done for Abaco students to improve on this exam. She told them to familiarize them selves with the full content of all GLAT curriculums and reminded the educators to teach that content instead of the work books. She reminded the teachers that workshops are supplemental only and should not replace the curriculum. Ms. Da vis addressed the concerns of teachers then gave them strategies to help them assess student achievement better. She spoke to them about various types of questions they should include on schoolbased exams so that students can be able to answer them when seen on the GLAT. short answer questions, free response/es say questions and structured questions. She encouraged teachers to address the needs of the average student and not the high been doing. The teachers then practiced writing various types of questions. After lunch, Davis went over the types of question tech niques with the teachers then had them label the questions they had written ear lier. She reminded them to make questions challenging by giving students application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation type questions and not just those that test knowl edge and content base. Finally, she asked the teachers to expose their students to the information and let them demonstrate that they cannot do the work rather than teach ers assuming that the students cannot do it. By Canishka Alexander Michael Knowles of J.S. Johnson & Company, Ltd. was joined by two of his staff members on Oct. 18 to present four IBM computers to ACH Principal Ricardo Ferguson. Knowles, J.S. Johnsons Abaco Branch Manager, explained that several schools had been contacted, but it was ACH that showed the most interest in re ceiving the computers. Mr. Ferguson, its a pleasure on be half of J.S. Johnson to donate to you these four computers units, and we hope and trust that they will be useful and further education in Abaco, Knowles said. Mr. Ferguson thanked J.S. Johnson for the contribution and noted that it will go a long way in their use of technology at the school. J.S. Johnson donates computers to ACH FHA brings bullying prevention expert Mike Hall to Abaco -Press ReleaseIn early October, Forest Heights Academy brought well known American speaker Mike Hall to Abaco for a series of student workshops and speaking engage ments. Mr. Hall is a leading teen moti vational speaker and bullying prevention expert that shares his no-nonsense, very personal stories in the hopes of encourag ing young men and women to be their very best. He spoke to the students on their level, bringing them into his world where he believes that everyone can go from zero to hero. He focused on developing each stories that demonstrated why they should not let one experience or one relationship to feel like they are part of a community and encouraged older students to reach out to younger students in small ways to make everyday life at school a more enjoyable experience. Mike shared his central theme that life is a gift, and no matter what life God has given us, we need to be thankful for our gifts. He encouraged young people to appreciate the gift of diversity and to be thankful that God didnt make us all ex actly the same. The students were encour aged to use their individual gifts to become heroes on their campus. Mike also presented to the students of Cyber Learning Center, Angels Academy, Hope Town Primary School and St. Fran cis de Sales Catholic School. After each speaking engagement he presented students Please see Bullying Page 19 Above: the staff of J.S. Johnson after making their presentation of computers to ACH Prin cipal Ricardo Ferguson.

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November 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 Abaco Marine Props Propellers Reconditioned & Rehubbed Phone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Brass Stainless Aluminum Sandblasting & Marine grade welding on Stainless and Aluminum Certified Propeller Repair Technician The ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas Sids Food Store Groceries Toiletries Souvenirs Serving New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Frozen Meat Dry and Canned Goods Homemade Breads WIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay Tel: (242) 365-4055 October 15 Answers Across 3. CONSTITUTIONBahamas ____________ Party 4. FROWNDoing this uses more muscles than smiling. 8. ABRACADABRAMagician's favourite word. 10. DECIMALMove this to the right and it makes the number larger. 12. PERSPIRETo sweat. 15. NATIONALFree __________ Movement 17. HIDEOUSExceedingly ugly or repulsive. 18. FIREWOODCollected for a campsite, the drier the better. Down 1. ELECTRICIANProfessional 2. DISCOVERY______ Day; Pre viously Columbus Day, now All-heroes. 5. PRESCHOOLSMinister of Ed ucation has promised Abaco will received three of these over the next four year. 6. GASThis was 75 cents cheaper on October 5. 7. MADNESSSummer _______, Across 1. _________ and Medals. 4. Large waves make these people happy. 6. A widespread school problem. 8. Pond that local Rotary and Interact clubs have pledged to beautify. 10. October Storm the Georgia Bulldogs in 2012. 12. ________ View Park, badly damaged area in Dundas Town. 14. _______ Island, site of this years' Optimist National Championships. 16. The "K" in 5K. 18. American holiday celebrated in November. Down 2. "________ Out;" A common Junkanoo practice. 3. Result of heavy rains and storm surges. 5. An action you do in the water; something business owners check at the end of each day. 7. An effective screening method for breast cancer. 9. One type of auction. 13. Hurricanes ranked by ________. 17. "Gobble gobble" a popular show on Abaco put on by James Catalyn. 9. FEAR"_______ and Loath ing in Las Vegas" a book by Hunter S. Thompson. 11. LIBERALProgressive __________ Party 13. INFLATIONGood for a baloon but bad for money. 14. PINKLip colour, especially a conch's. 16. POITIERThis Bahamian was Award.

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian November 1, 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 Insights for your Innerspring Organizational Architecture Part 2: Case study Barry-Wehmiller Submitted by Whitney Bain No one goes into business to fail. No one intentionally turns away customers from his or her business. Everyone tries to put their best foot forward when present ing their products or services. If this is the case, why then are some not getting the results that they desire? Is it because they do not have enough money? Perhaps they dont have the right connections? I dare de clare that it could be something else alto gether. It could very well be that their for mula is all wrong. I do not purport to know exactly why so many fail or experience mediocrity in their businesses. However, I would like to discuss some possible ways that can help persons avoid the slippery slope of failure and mediocrity, if they fol low the model I am about to suggest. In the last issue I addressed structure and strategy as well as building roadmaps and frameworks for organizations, en trepreneurs and churches. In this issue I wish to focus on a company which is a model of operational excellence, strong human and business philosophy and right perspectives. The multi-national conglom erate, Barry-Wehmiller, is a corporation of nine companies. Transitioning from a business focused on plant assets and ma chinery to one focused on people and their enormous ability for creativity, industry and excellence; it has come to enjoy favor able growth over the years. Bob Chapman calls this a focus on the soft side of busi ness. You see, it is not the machines that bring about excellence in your business or church operations, but its the people who operate the machinery and systems in those organizations. Barry-Wehmillers focus is on Truly Human Leadership where value is created for all stakeholders; that is, cli ents, team members, bankers, communi ties, suppliers etc. Years ago I read that whenever an employee in the Barry-Wehmiller organi zation did something noteworthy, a letter from the company was sent to that per sons family stating what it was they did and how important that contribution was to the overall operations and ultimate success of the company. When I read that I was Was it necessary? Was this even appro priate? All these questions bombarded my mind initially. Then I understood: their view of that action was that by showing not just the em ployee, but also their family members that level of respect, it not only created loyalty Opinion

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November 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 riage they have a better chance of having one themselves. If we are sending 90% of the people home at night not feeling valued and we see the issues we face as a coun try today, we in business (business lead ers) are creating that issue; because we see people as objects to our success and not as human beings. Bob Chapman. Astounding, isnt it? Barry-Wehm illers people-centric leadership seeks to send their employees home with a sense of create better conditions at home, thereby positively impacting even the society. In this model everyone wins, and indeed em Opinion on behalf of the employee but also elevated the employee in the eyes of his family and endeared the family to the business. When you really think about it, your entire fam ily is married to your job, profession or business! The demands of the job, business or church often come before them without you even thinking about it. Believe it or not, we spend more time at work with coworkers than we do with our spouse and children or even attending church. Bob Chapman, the CEO of Barry-Wehmiller believes that business organizations are the single most powerful force that can change the world as we know it. He contends that more in the society, businesses have more time to mould and shape the society through the sheer amount of time that employees spend on the job. He further stated that; If we treat people with dignity and respect through our leadership model to show that they matter, and they go home feeling good about them selves; they are going to go home and treat their family better because they feel valued themselves. If they treat their spouse bet ter, their children are going to see a loving marriage. And if they see a loving mar ployees of other companies outside of the Barry-Wehmiller Corporation should win as well, however; this is clearly not the case. Management vs. Human Leader ship Is it possible that we, as human be ings, could have been much farther ahead had we applied human leadership to our institutions as opposed to the use of man agement over the years? Let us take a closer look at these two terms. According to Wikipedia management is described as follows: management in all business and organizational activities is the act of getting people together to accomplish desired goals and objectives using available resources leading or directing, and controlling an or ganization (a group of one or more people or entities) or effort for the purpose of ac complishing a goal. scribes not only the term management but or enhancement being given to those peo ple (beyond compensation of course) who are being drawn together for this purpose; clearly in many instances it does so in a multiplicity of ways. This system of un is what we have been using for centuries, and let me hasten to add here that you get out what you put in. Am I putting the en tire history of mankind and their approach to organizing their affairs on trial? Maybe. I do believe that it would be most were to be looked at from a different per spective. So, what is human leadership? that Bob Chapman uses to describe this ap proach: 1. Create an environment where everyone matters . People are allowed to discover their gifts, share their gifts and then be recognized for the contribution they make. 2. Build a common vision that an swers why persons are coming together and how such a collaboration will provide value for all stakeholders. Mr. Chapman terms it Truly Human Leadership = Peo ple (people exist around a common vision), Purpose (Why are we coming together?), Performance (creating value for all stake holders). 3. Acknowledge excellence and communicate it throughout the entire orga nization as well as with the persons fam ily. Regarding this point Mr. Chapman says, take a light and shine it in all corners of your organization. Look for the good ness in them (being your employees); once found hold up that good behavior, share it with the family (send notes home). 4. Create value. On this point Mr. Chapman emphasized that we can change this world if we understand the joy of lead ership look at those people under our care, help them to have a successful life their gifts, be appreciated for doing so and go home with a sense that they matter). Considering all that has been said, I the fair distribution of value, recognition and resources for the producer and those who enable that production. Please see Innerspring Page 18

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian November 1, 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 Place a Business Classied ONLY $ 45 per issue for black & white Call for DISCOUNTED price on 6 or More issues or color option prices. Contact Us 367-3200 or email abaconiannews@gmail.com WANT MORE BUSINESS? Abaco Glass Company Window Glass and Mirrors Cut and Installed Commercial Store Fronts Installed and Replaced Don MacKay Blvd. 367-2442 Yale Windows Big Cat Equipment 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: GRASS GRASS GRASS We Now Have SOD for Immediate Located Don MacKay Blvd and Airport Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard Accepted Church Party in the Da Backyard held at Change Ministries By Samantha Evans The month of October was celebrated by the members of Change Ministries In ternational as their Pastors tenth pastoral anniversary. Pastor Samuel Cornish de cided to have a month of celebration to give back to the community. On Friday, October 12, the church held their second celebratory event at the church which they penned Party in the Da Backyard. Persons from the church and the larger community rented booths and sold items. The money made went to the vendor. The day began at 11 a.m. with people out in the churchs parking lot setting up booths to serve food, cakes, coconut cake and other coconut desserts, crafts and other household dcor items, conch salad and conch fritters, drinks and pastries. A bouncing castle was also on hand for the smaller children. Beginning at 4 p.m., a gospel concert was held that ended at 12 midnight. On the agenda to perform were Mr. Lynx, New Entry Band, Change Ministries Praise Team, and DJ Counselor. Over the past ten years the church has achieved a lot, they said, and they look forward to doing much more in the next ten years. Some of the accomplishments they wished to highlight were: starting their school which caters to children up to K-5, experiencing healing and Gods true pow er, shingling the roof of Soul Saving Min istries after it was damaged from Hurri cane Irene, growing from eleven members to a following of 900, and they have a fully functional, debt-free worship center. They have one more celebratory give away for the pastoral anniversary service which will be held on November 4 at 11 a.m. Opinion Innerspring From Page 17 Confucius lived from about 551-479 BCE and in one of his famous writings he said the path for learning greatness is to illuminate the goodness in man, to bring out what is best in people, and to achieve the highest excellence. These words seem quite descriptive of what Barry-Wehmiller has been doing over the years. Confucius went on to say that from the supreme rul er down to the mass of the people, all must consider the cultivation of the person the root of everything else. When the root is neglected, what springs from it cannot be well ordered. What is of great importance cannot be slightly cared for, nor can what is of slight importance be greatly cared for. Even the ancients recognized the value of placing things in the right order and having balance. As companies, churches, institu tions and as a nation, could it be that many of our societal ills are as a direct result of our focus being in the wrong area? In closing, I would encourage you as students, business owners, pastors, and leaders of various industries/organizations, to study the Barry-Wehmiller company. There are many impactful presentations and enlightening interviews that can be Their website address is http://www1.bar ry-wehmiller.com/. In the next issue we will resume our focus on the book The Magic of Thinking BIG by delving into chapter 4 How to Think BIG. School & Youth News with Zero to Hero wristbands and infor mation cards that allow students to follow him on his blog, website, Facebook and twitter. While on Abaco, Mike fully em braced Bahamian culture; experiencing our food, a golf cart tour of Elbow Cay and the excellent hospitality of locals. A big thank you goes out to all of the Principals that helped to coordinate with FHA to schedule Mike to speak to the most Abaconian stu dents possible. You can get more informa tion on Mike Hall at www.mikeisspeaking. com Bullying From Page 14 -Press ReleaseOn October 10, Tennessee Bowe, Sr. Lender at Fidelity Banks Marsh Har bour Branch, made a courtesy call to the Moores Island All Age School in Moores Island, Abaco. Fidelity Bank, recognized the need for the school to have proper communications, and agreed to donate a new combination fax, copier and scanner to the school. Ms. Bowe noted that Fidelity is proud to assist Ms. Cooper and her staff as they work tirelessly to educate our rising lead ers on the out islands. Ms. Cooper was very grateful to Fidelity Bank in respond ing to their needs, and to Ms. Bowe for her personal service. Fidelity Bank is a full service retail bank located locally in the Abaco Shopping Centre, assisting customers from all parts of Abaco, with branches also in Freeport and Nassau. Fidelity donates to Moores Island School Above: Fidelity Bank Sr. Lender, Tennessee Bowe, makes a presentation of an all-in-one printer/copier/fax machine to Ms. Cooper and Moores Island All Age School. Above: Mike Hall presents to the students about bullying. Advertise wit Us! 242-367-3200 abaconiannews@gmail.com and Twitter.

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November 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 19 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS WANTED TO BUY Wanted to Buy: Commercial Properties or Acreage in Abaco. Fast CASH buyer. Send location and asking price to AbacoLand@ho tmail.com. 2 large screened porch, dock, like new. $1500 a week. www.abacoislandcottage.com www. vrbo.com/234798 for reviews. 2 bed, 2 bath, fully furnished, washer/dryer, Central A/C, SS Appliances. OR 1 bed, 1 bath, fully furnished, A/C, use of wash & security required. Call Gwen @ 365-0600, 375-6680 or 475-3394 Guana Cay, 2 bed, 1 bath apt, fully furnished & equipped. $1,100/mo. Also available by the week. Call 904-982-2762 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color highlight on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com NEW COLOR OPTIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIFIED Call 367-3200 Fax 367-3677 Long Beach, beautiful Ocean views, 3-bed 2-bath home for rent, short walk to beach. Ful ly equipped with linens and kitchen utensils. $1500/month. Call 577-0277. Marsh Harbour, Cove Estate, 3 bed, 2.5 bath, fully furnished with pool. $1600 p/m. Call 475-4848 Marsh Harbour, Sky Developers 2 bed/1 bath, furnished, with A/C, washer and drier, water included, $1100/mo. Call Mrs. Green at 367-2660 Marsh Harbour, Stede Bonnet Rd. Quiet neighborhood, centrally located. 2 Bedroom, 2 bath, central A/C, 10 ceilings. Unfurnished. $1,000 p/month. Call 577-0309 Marsh Harbour, 2 bed, 2 bath home, central A/C, fenced yard, 13KW generator. $1500 per month. Call 786-322-0847 or 786-787-7875 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Duplex for sale. (2) 2 bed, 2 bath, fully furnished. For more details call 475-4848 Scotland Cay, Private Island Rare opportu nity, paved 3400 airstrip, paved roads, marina, tropical lagoon & miles of beaches. Beautiful Hawaiian designed HOUSE sits on 1/2 ac of lushly landscaped RIDGE TOP with spectacu lar views of Ocean coral reefs AND Caribbean Bay. Wraparound deck, diesel gen. 24,000g cistern, sleeps 8. Priced well below appraised value at $324k US. 850-962-1077 or Deb bieWP@att.net Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale residential Lot, over looking Sea of Abaco, near Radio Abaco,Lot # 09 G. 6,835 square feet. Call 559 8553 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 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 from beach. $750/m. Call 365-9226 after 6pm MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE VEHICLES FOR SALE Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color high light on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE 17 Mitz Skiff, (1), with 40HP Yamaha en gines. $10,000 each. For more information call 366-2275 custom hardtop & windshield with 250 HP Yamaha engine. Asking $20,000. Must Sell, make offer! Call 577-0340 Captain Choice 8.1H. For Sale $90,000. Call 242-2257689, 242-551-7917 or 242-475-2996. Marsh Harbour, Abaco Items for Sale, Employment, Services, Cars & Boats BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE ford Diesel Generators. Includes: Alumi num 65dBA enclosure, deepsea gprs remote control module, 200 gallon base fuel tank, 250amp automatic transfer switch, 1 or 3 phase, shipping & customs duties, 1 year/1000hr war ranty 50% deposit, 10 week delivery. 30kw $19,589.00 60kw $23,960.00. CONTACT: Mr. Patrick Petty Carib Generators (242) 427-3749 / 323-1594 E: sales@caribgenera tors.com / patrick_ptty@yahoo.com MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE hood, tandem axel, Cat 3406B 400hp, 9 spd Eaton trans, 2x100 gal fuel tanks, jack-up 5th wheel, good clean truck. Call Cameron 577-6385 Tino SE Hatch back. 62,907 miles, 5 speed, right hand drive, radio, cd player, a/c. Excellent Cond. $8,200. Call 366-3027 Located in Nas sau. Red, Standard Shift less than 18,000 miles and service on 8/10/2012. Owner leav ing country. Asking 19k ono. Call 557-8063 Brand New Combo for sale Never used, $1,500. (Approx $3,000 landed). Call 577-0277 with remote and limit switch. Used 2 years and bought larger boat. In perfect condition. Lo cated on Scotland Cay. Cost 1$5,000. Will sell for $7500. Call 321-777-0068 or email n7rl@ bellsouth.net

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November 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 21 NOVEMBER 1ST, 2012 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAIDWEST PALM BCH FLPermit NO 4595Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service Requested Abaco endures Sandy Govt delegation observes damage from hurricaneAbove: District Sup. of Police, Noel Curry, directs onlookers passing by a grounded boat the more heavily damaged areas on Abaco. North Abaco elects CurryBy Timothy Roberts Hurricane Sandy may be gone but certainly wont be forgotten anytime soon by Abaco residents as she leaves behind nities across Abaco but thankfully no loss of life. Tropical storm force winds began midway through Thursday, October 25 and the center of the storm started affecting Abaco (near Sandy Point) as early as about 2 a.m. Friday morning and did not relent until the early morning hours of Sunday, October 28. Fortunately, as Hurricane Sandy approached Category 2 the storm began to lose strength and by the time the eye crossed central Abaco sustained winds gusts recorded as high as 110 mph. Still the massive sized storm battered coastal settlements for close to 48 hours, and while it caused very little physical harm to structures, it made up for it with said that while Sandy was not as strong Please see Sandy Page 10 By Canishka Alexander Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie and his delegation toured North Abaco on Oct.29 to view the impact of Hurricane Sandy on several communities there. The Category 2 hurricane delivered 36 hours of wind accompanied by storm surges. Grovenor Russell was found landlocked in nearby bushes after winds and waves car ried it ashore. A few men busied themselves trying to free the boat well into the after noon. Adjacent to the boat rescue was the residence of Tamantha Castello, a primary school teacher at Coopers Town Primary. She said when the treacherous waters raced ashore on the night of Oct.26 she was all alone and had to run for cover as the sea stormed through her house. Please see Damages Page 11 On October 15 North Abaco held their by-election. After weeks of campaigning, rallies and controversy the political carosel stopped spinning. Renardo Curry, for the PLP, came out with the most votes and is the new MP for North Abaco. For more see page 2. Hurricane Sandy slammed Abaco with high winds and high water on October 25. The weekend-long storm left several communities in distress as water apparently receded only to surge back hours later catching many off guard. Above: a rescue operation in Marsh Harbour requires a boat to get across what is normally a dry road in a landlocked community.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian November 1, 2012 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com October 15 wraps up electionBy Timothy Roberts Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) can didate Renardo Curry defeated Free National Movement (FNM) candidate Greg Gomez on May 15, capturing the seat that was an FNM stronghold for over two de cades. Prime Minister Perry Christie said dur ing a mini-victory rally at Currys Murphy Town headquarters that night shortly after it became clear that Curry would be de clared the winner. Curry received 2,367 votes, Gomez received 1,513 votes and Bahamas Consti tution Party (BCP) candidate Ali McIntosh from the Parliamentary Registration Department. In the May 7 general election, Curry lost to Former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham by 379 votes. Curry received 132 more votes during the by-election than Mr. Ingraham did in the general election. Christie said Currys turn-around was astonishing. We nearly tripled the numbers. Thats a statement. We came in strength and people saw a strong PLP team. We had Christie said. They keep underestimating me. Evhe said, punching his hands to demonstrate blows. Christie added that yesterdays win was the icing on the cake for the PLP. The party won 29 of 38 seats at the general election. With the North Abaco win, the PLP now holds 30 seats in the House of Assembly. Christie said he will reveal Currys week. He gave no further information but emphasized that Currys will play a very important role in his government. As of tion has been released. We are going to show the people of Christie said, referring to Curry. Curry said he was humbled by the overwhelming show of support. He thanked God, his family and the people of North Abaco for believing in him. Curry said he will work hard to make the people of North Abaco proud they vot ed for him. In a statement after the election, the and gesture of good will. The PLP government is committed to the construction of three new pre-school units, repaved roads and the introduction of urban renewal in the communities of North Abaco well in advance of todays by-election and will resolutely move ahead The PLP supports these government initiatives as vital to the sustained growth, development, safety and security of AbaThe former Prime Minister, and previous Member of Parliament for North Abaco, as well as the leader of the Free National Movement made concession remarks that evening. Mr. Ingraham made his statements as the last of the votes came in. The voters of North Abaco have decided that Mr. Member of Parliament. I wish also to ac knowledge Mr. Greg Gomez for waging a vigorous contest during the by-election campaign. He has a promising future and Mr. Ingraham continued, I call on he said referring to the several projects which were started under his administra tion, This includes working with Edison Key, and the people of North and South Abaco, in completing vital projects already in train and designed to boost Abacos me Mr. Ingraham again touched on his fear that the PLP would use unfair prac tices including the threat of victimization to push their agenda. Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Hubert Minnis, also released statements following the defeat. The facts are there and people have people were frightened to go out and vote, people were frightened to wear red. The Minnis said. The FNM party leader promised that by 2017, if not sooner, the party would be reenergized and will be successful. Curry was sworn in as a Member of Parliament in the House on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. Above: An FNM voter back from the polls. Outside most polling stations parties had en campments of supporters eager to show off their purple thumb.

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November 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 Central Abaco Several Dundas Town landmarks received major damage By Samantha Evans On Thursday, October 25, the island of Abaco prepared for the arrival of Hur ricane Sandy. Effects from the incoming storm could be felt from that morning. However, the full fury of Hurricane Sandy would not be felt until Thursday evening going into Friday morning. During the day on Friday, October 25, residents could be seen on the streets as they walked and drove around to assess the damage left by Sandy. In Central Pines, the damage was minimal, mostly lost shingles and damaged vegetation. In Dundas Town the damage seen was more heart wrenching as the ca banas and playground at Browns Bay were destroyed. Debris from the abandoned the beach and in the street. At Ocean View Park the damage was bad as well as all of the work that was done by the Dundas Town Local Government in preparation to construct the seawall had been destroyed. This has been a major setback to the Committee but they will re ect for the Cultural Center Back on track. Plans to restore these areas will be given in an update from the Dundas Town Commit tee in the coming weeks. Flooding in the community was not as bad as some areas on Abaco, but there are several streets and low-lying properties areas, especially in front of Central Abaco Primary School, drains need to be estab lished. Due to continual rain fall from the re mains of Sandy, very little clean up could be done in the community in the few days following the storm. However, residents could be seen outside clearing the debris from the street, putting tarps on the roofs something to eat. People could even be seen fellowshipping on the outside of their home even as the rain continued to fall. This was short lived, though, as strong winds from Sandy lasted well into Saturday and early Sunday morning which made many believe that the storm was re turning. Never-the-less, Sandy continued to move away from the Bahamas but she surely left her mark on the residents of Dundas Town and Central Pines. Above: Browns Bay, a popular spot in Dundas Town, received heavy wind damage with many of the structures being destroyed. for Abaco occurs on Don McKay BlvdOn Sunday 21, October 2012, at 2:50 a.m. the Police at Marsh Harbour Police dent which occurred on Don McKay Bou levard near Quality Star Auto, at 2:45 a.m. involving two vehicles which collided head on. Police assistance was requested. A lone male driver, age 31 years, of the Pigeon Peas was the driver of a white Hyundai 2004 Hi Van who was travelling west along Don McKay Boulevard when he collided head on into a red vehicle. Both front section. He received minor injuries and was treated by a local doctor and released. He was taken into custody at the Marsh Harbour Police Station for further enquiries. The scene was visited by Emergency Medical Personnel care of Marsh Harbour Emergency Medical Team, who met the 30 year old male driver of the red vehicle unresponsive. The male, from Dundas Town, was later pronounced deceased on the scene due to injuries sustained. Speed appeared to be a factor in this incident, according to the Marsh Harbour Police. The 31 year old male driver was arraigned in court on October 24. Investiga tions into this matter continue. The Abaconian expresses our condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian November 1, 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 North Abaco Pilot Club delivers food parcels to older persons in North AbacoBy Samantha Evans The month of October was celebrated as Older Persons Month so the Pilot Club decided to be a part of this celebration and October 20, members of the Pilot Club delivered food packets to older persons in northern Abaco. The names of the persons visited were provided by The Department of Social Services. According to President Augustine meal to deliver to these older persons as a part of their meals-on-wheels program but decided to give them food items which would feed them well for several days. Some of the items in the packet included rice, grits, canned goods, cooking oil and sugar. Pilot Club members donated the items, packaged the items and delivered them. The club left Marsh Harbour at 9 a.m. and returned at 2 p.m. They deliv ered twenty four packets of food to resi dents of Coopers Town, Fire Road, and Blackwood. At the homes they visited, they heard the concerns of the residents which included assistance with cleaning and house painting. However, all of the older persons were very appreciative for the food items and thanked the Pilot Club for thinking of them. President Williams stated that they will be doing more projects similar to this since this year they decided to give more. Each month they will engage in a giving project. Further, they plan to increase mem bership, work closely with their youth arm, the Anchor Clubs, and raise more funds so that they can do more. The Projects Coordinator is Viline Bien-Aimer. On December 16, the Pilot Club will host an Emerald Ball. A portion of the funds will go towards assisting the Rotary Club with Brent Lowes building fund and the remainder will go towards Pilot Club proj ects. Interested persons can contact Fund raising Coordinator Margo Dean or Presi dent Augustine Williams. Meetings are held every third Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Dundas Town Burial Society. South Abaco Cherokee Community Clinic Committee will sponsor a steak-out and fundraiserBy Lee Pinder On November 10 starting at 11 a.m. the Cherokee Community Clinic Commit tee will hold a steak-out. The event will be held on the school grounds and will be in aid of their new clinic building project. There will be some new games for the chil dren, fun competitions for all who want to compete and soldier crab races to keep ev eryone entertained. items at rock-bottom prices. There will cal merchants. All in all it promises to be a day of fellowship, fun and games. If you want an enjoyable day out with the whole family come to Cherokee on Satur day, November 10 starting at 11:00 a.m. for a steak dinner, a hamburger or hot dog, conch fritters, homemade ice cream, home-baked pies and cakes and fudge. The committee guarantees visitors will have a good time.Treasure Cay Library plans book saleOn November 17, the Rose Mary Li brary at Treasure Cay plans to hold a book sale. Starting a 9 a.m. and going through noon, the grounds of the Treasure Cay Community Center will be full of literature for browsing. Proceeds from the sale will all go to the library. All Abaconians have member ship to the Rose Mary Library, and this event is one way that the community is able to keep the library going.Sandy Point slammed by Sandys surgeBy Timothy Roberts As Hurricane Sandy bore down on and fury was Sandy Point as the low lying settlement was washed over in the storms the morning on Friday, October 26. According to Stanley White, Chief Councillor of South Abaco District Coun cil, the community was not prepared. He said they should have taken more heed to the warnings. so some people were not all that prepared and we were fortunate that there was re ally no damage from homes not being bat He said the community came through was anticipated. The water came through in a hurry and between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. over half of this land [Sandy Point] was Mr. White said he lives on the west side near the beach and he had 6-8inches of water inside his house. We had more water than anyone an Please see SP Page 18 Have a news story? 242-367-3200abaconiannews@gmail.com and Twitter.

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November 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 Business HG Christie hosts mammogram luncheon By Canishka Alexander During HG Christie Ltd.s Mammo gram Luncheon on October 18, John Chris tie, vice president, addressed his guests at the Abaco Beach Resort in celebration of estate in The Bahamas as well as the com panys spirit of giving to their communi ties. Traditionally, he said that his ances tors are well known for their generosity. As they considered how they would put their 90-Year Celebration Fund to good use, Christie said it was decided that they would assist members of the community with access to breast screenings because breast cancer has a statistically high occur rence in The Bahamas. Our donation of 90 mammograms 30 in Nassau, 30 in Abaco, and 30 in Grand Bahama, will mean more women will have access to early detection and tie reasoned. HG Christie feels strongly that improving the health of our women has a positive effect on families and ultimately our communities. We know that Early De tection can make the difference between surviving and succumbing to breast cancer He graciously thanked the entire HG Christie Team and the efforts of The Abaco Cancer Society (ACS). It is because of organizations such as yours that we can be triumphant in this Marjolein Scott, ACS vice president, knows all too well about the triumphs. She has been involved with the Abaco Cancer Society since its inception, and spends most of her time and energy at the Thrift Scott said the Thrift Shop provides their main source of income. In previous years, ACS used to pay for mammograms as women needed them at Auskell. Later, an anonymous donor contributed to their Mammogram Program, which allowed women to go to Nassau for the day to have the procedure done. We received a cheque for 30 mam amazing; its huge, and of course, we Presently, Scott said the list is already 3 the same day as their Second Annual Kayak Challenge with Friends of the Environment 30 women from Abaco will head to Nassau for their mammograms. Presentations were made to Patri cia Saunders, who appeared on behalf of Beverly Archer; SarahJane Davis, a breast cancer survivor; Naomi McIntosh, who was selected as one who took preventative measures against the deadly disease; and Ann Wilmore, who attended on behalf of her relatives. Wilmore encouraged others to take advantage of initiatives that have to do with keeping our bodies in good health. If you dont know something you cant do anything about it, so I would enHG Christie made presentations on October 18 during their Mammogram Luncheon. The Bahamas has a statistically high occurrence of breast cancer, so HG Christie decided to put their celebration fund towards the diseases prevention. 90 mammogram screen ings have been donated to women throughout The Bahamas by the business, with thirty donated here on Abaco. CITIZENS REVIEWwith hostERIN FERGUSON Anglican Parish Hall Friday November 16, 2012 Starting at 7pminvites you to aTOWN HALL MEETINGon the GAMBLING REFERENDUM Live Taping for TV Remember to buckle up.

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian November 1, 2012 From the Editor's Desk // Resilient 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/VISAThis was supposed to be about the results of the by-election. But that seems so long ago now. I am just happy to know that, once again, no one was seriously injured during a hurri cane that deiced to threaten our island. Fellow Abaconians, weve found ourselves, yet again, being helpless guinea pigs for hurricanes headed for the United States. At least thats how it feels sometimes watching the state side weather channels. But it does give me a strange sort of pride knowing that season after season if there is a big But each time we survive. Each time we build back up. It reminds me of the Great Chica portant in this analogy. Some say some poor farmers wife left a lantern lit too close to some jumpy livestock, but we cant really lay any blame on anybody when a hurricane comes knocking on our shores. Its nature. In the time of the Great Fire the city of Chicago was just another among the many that had started popping up across the United States landscape. Chicago was nothing remarkable. ber 10, 1891. For nearly three days the city burned. The destruction that was left behind rivals any natural disaster of today. But where many would leave the hollowed and charred husk of Chi cago behind, something different hap pened. Something happened that would resonate with the citys inhabitants even today. Chicago rebuilt. From the ashes Today they are one of the most impor tant economic centers in the world. Today their skyline rivals New York or London. Today they are stronger, better, than before. Now Im not saying we as an is land, or a country, have endured any thing quite as dramatic as the Great Fire. But then again maybe we have. Hurricane Floyd immediately comes to mind. But there have been many mon sters before and there have been mon sters since. And each monster storm has had its own brand of destruction it doles out on our shores. But what have we done each time? What have our parents, our grand parents our great-grandparents and our forefathers done each time? Whether it has been looking out at a ruined harvest ined tourist season; we have always as Bahamians, as Abaconians, managed to rebuild. It has never been easy. And sometimes years later it still seems like repairs from a decade-old hurricane is still a work-in-progress. Our soil is thin. But not our skin. Though times may get tough it is in our nature to not only survive but to be come stronger because of it. But Im not really talking about the great Chicago Fire. Nor am I nec essarily talking about hurricanes. At least not entirely. We have seemingly built ourselves a society that does not have to rely on hurricanes to tear it down. We have started to do that to ourselves willingly at every conceivable instance. We are tive society. I do not want to see that. And I know it is avoidable. I know it is. Mr. Gomez campaigned on vic timization. He campaigned on the facts how I believe he, and many Abaco nians, understood them. I cant speak to what claims were true and who did what to whom. But the fact remains that there are some of our brothers and sisters who live in an honest fear of what will happen now that they are in sad this line of thinking makes me. I know the majority of voting Ab aconians did not see it the way the opposition portrayed it. The poll booths victimization was actually occurring, the FEAR of victimization MADE it real to some Abaconians. The fact that this by-election, this blip on a proud heritage, allowed such apparently deep-seated politically motivated angst to replace our common sense is disturbing. Whatever victim ization occurred, and at whatever level and in whatever party, because it has below us as Abaconians. This fear is We must rebuild. Because our sense of community depends on it. Because at the end of the day we have to put aside our red and gold and help our fellow Bahamian repair his dock and rebuild her home. This was a strange hurricane. Sandy lasted much longer than any -Calendar of Upcoming EventsNovember 2-3: Treasure Cay Golftober Fest November 2: Grade 8 Spelling Bee November 2: Guy Fawkes at Forest Heights November 3: Up-the-Creek Kayak Challenge November 3: Angels Academy School Fair November 6: Hope Town School Italian Night November 7: Primary School Speech Contest November 10: Christian Counselling Center Fun Run/Walk November 10: Health Fair November 10: Cherokee Community Clinic Fair November 16: Citizens Review Town Hall November 17: Treasure Cay Library Book Sale November 24: Firemans Ball one anticipated. It was more intense termath has been much like all those storms that have challenged us before. We prepared ourselves. Weve been deo, as they say. We have a few weeks of repair ahead of us. Some healing. But it can be done. Weve done it before and we can do it again. To borrow and parah rase a line from one of my favorite au thors, (bonus points to anyone who can write in and tell me where its from) we are a nation who was born with our backs already bent to the wind. Our roots go a little deeper. Our trunks a little sturdier. And our spirits a little more re silient.

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November 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Letters to the Editor Dangerous Pot HolesDear Editor: Thank you for allowing me the space for the following: While traveling East on Don Mackay Boulevard on September 29 between K&S and Abaco Hardware, Saturday night during a rain squall, we hit a large pot hole in the road. As a result the rear wheel broke off. The truck then slid off the road hit a total wreck. Fortunately, although seriously injured, nobody was killed. Imagine if it had So, please everyone, be very careful. It could happen to you. Accidents happen in a blink of eye, but replacing a life can never happen. Special thanks to the ambulance personnel and all other persons who assisted during this trauma event. -A concerned citizen of Marsh Har bourEncouragement for Lovely ReckleyDead Editor: My name is Shawnelia Francis. I am presently an eleventh grade student at St. Francis de Sales Catholic School. Kindly grant me a space in the newspaper to en courage Mrs. Lovely Reckley for her kind heartedness, love and support to the less fortunate children in Abaco not only our Bahamian children but children of different nationalities. Mrs. Lovely Reckley feeds about 110-130 students daily, particularly students attending Central Abaco Primary School, Abaco Central High School and Every Child Counts. She has opened her eyes to the needs of the less fortunate chil dren here in Abaco. At the take off of the new school year 2012-2013, she made sure that these children were provided with school uniforms, school shoes and supple mentary school supplies. Not being able to provide for all out wells food store located in Marsh Harbour, basket collecting donations Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Fellow Bahami ans, I encourage as many of you as possible to donate and encourage her to con tinue helping these children that are less fortunate. As Mrs. Reckleys grandchild its en couraging to me and a motivation to give unto others and not to keep everything to myself because there are many that are in need of the things I take for granted. As Mother Teresa said At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplo mas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by I was hungry, and you gave me nothing to eat, I was naked and you clothed me, I was Sincerely, Shawnelia Francis ProgressDear Editor: The Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue wants the public to be aware of the status and recent progress of the department. ment moved into its own building across building which now has electricity and tion. The emergency number to call is still 367-2000 and dispatchers answer phone calls day and night. department and have put in place a Finan managerial issues. The members of this in April 2011. The community members are Reg Sands, chairman, Robert Pinder, Ruth Saunders and Brenda Sawyer along and Shane Sands. very competently served as chief for many years, had a serious medical condition that has kept him from being active in the department for the past two years. Chief Hall turned in his resignation as chief and as a member of the organization effective April 7, 2012. Sgt. Paul Johnson of the Royal Ba hamas Police Force served as Acting Fire Chief, beginning his leadership role on October 12, 2011, and served until May elected Danny Sawyer as Fire Chief. The organization continues under the leader ship of Chief Sawyer, who has been a member of the department for the past 15 years. The Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue has served Central Abaco since the mid 1960s and is dedicated to protecting both people and property. It is port which is greatly appreciated. -The Volunteers of the Marsh Har bour Volunteer Fire and Rescue Numbers for the new Govt Complex Building Department of Education 699-0016 Environmental Health 699-0032 Finance/Business License 699-0052 Dept. of Immigration 699-0067 Magistrates Court 699-0092 National Insurance Board 367-2639 Public Treasury 699-0122 Dept. of Social Services 699-0150 Ministry of Tourism 699-0152 Local Govt Council 699-0165 Auditors General Department 699-0171 Bahamas Mortgage Corporation 699-0177 Dept of Information Technology 699-0182 Department of Housing 699-0187 Department of Labour 699-0200 Dept. of Marine Resources 699-0202 Youth Sports & Culture 699-0228

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November 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 and then receded from the shore giving her the impression that all was well. Castello was wrong. After 4 a.m. or so I got up, and I saw she said. I went through the storm to my Fortunately, only furniture and a few books were damaged in Castellos home. Nevertheless, an abundance of sea grass and age to its roof. A stones throw away from the clinic, All Abaco Damages From Page 1 area where she has lived for the past 20 time that two boats landed in her yard. As for the dock that they were tied to it was long gone. Pastor Stephen Knowles dilemma on his farm was also made known to Prime Minister Christie, and he allowed Knowles the opportunity to talk about his plight. Al though unable to give an estimate of the loss and damage to SNK Organic Farm and Pet ting Zoo, Knowles mentioned the loss of 36 piglets and a great number of crops. A twotime victim of hurricane season, Knowles was also hit by Hurricane Irene last year. As they continued through the settle ment, the Prime Minister spoke with Ron ald Russell, the owner of M & R Seafood, who suffered great loss with the destruction of his docking and fueling facilities. Russell said that his business provided one of the main hubs for fuel in the area. As he observed the damage, Russell happened, there is nothing that he can do about it. The business has been in his family for more than 20 years, and he has man aged it for 12 to 13 of those years. Russell added that affordable insurance to ease their burden. Toward the end of the visit to the North, Prime Minister Christie shared that there are many challenges with regard to the necessity for duplication of infrastructure throughout the islands. The Government of The Bahamas when it comes to disaster preparedness has tion because it requires us to look at how we can help people ease their personal loss and Prime Minister Christie talked about the enormous personal loss to Grand Ba hama, particularly its pensioners; and the rebuilding of roads from a structural stand point. He continued: My major concern in the region itself is the impact of climate change and the issue itself. Theres no mod el for our country in this hemisphere; if you superimpose a map of The Bahamas or the The tour ended in Crown Haven with future plans to visit South Abaco and the remaining Bahamas Islands that had been impacted. The Prime Minister and Ronald Russell talking about what Mr. Russell lost during the hurricane. Above: a boat that came loose during the storm and came to rest on dry land during the

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian November 1, 2012 en-GBThe Department of Public Health presents Lets Get Well Abaco en-GBFamily Wellness Day & Health Fair en-GBSaturday, en-GBNovember 10en-GB, 2012en-GB 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the BAIC Parken-GB (Across from the BEC Oce in en-GB Marsh Harbour)en-GB en-GBJoin us for a fun day of en-GBfamily wellness activities!!en-GB en-GB en-GB Pressure, Sugar, Cholesterol & HIV Checksen-GB en-GB Weight, Diabetes, & Hypertension Tipsen-GB en-GB Healthy Cooking Demonstrationsen-GB en-GB Backyard Gardening Demonstrationsen-GB en-GB en-GB 367-2510, 554-9922, 367-3067en-GB All Abaco Opposition leader assesses damagesBy Timothy Roberts Doctor Hubert Minnis, leader of the Free National Movement, visited Abaco assessment of the damages suffered on the island as a result of Hurricane Sandy. After touring Grand Bahama, Dr. Minnis arrived on Abaco to assess damages and noted that the government must assist Abaco as it assists other affected islands as well. Abaconian who suffered damages as He also noted his concern for farm ers who would have lost crops due to Hurricane Sandy. Farm areas and places like Abaco Big Bird need assistance after the Another component Dr. Minnis felt need to be looked at is the need for an assessment of the psychological impact of Hurricane Sandy. What you are looking at today is one particular health aspect but tomorrow, because of the impact, lots of individuals will need counseling. This is an aspect that the Ministry of Health needs to He was pleased to see that the minihospital under construction did not take any damage and shows that the location is storm. He noted the admirable spirit of the Abaconian people and that they are already about the business of cleaning-up and mov ing on after the storm; It speaks of the re On October 16 the Abaco Chamber of Commerce took a tour of the new air port terminal. Donald Dean, chief archi tect of the site, acted as tour guide of the nearly completed building. The Abaco Chamber was pleased to see the work that had been done so far. When they compared the nearly been proposed, the Chamber was happy to admit they had played a hand in up grading the site plans. Mr. Dean stated that, according to his estimation, the ter minal should be completed by the middle of December. No word yet on what, if Abaco Chamber tours new airport any, delay Hurricane Sandy has put on the project. progressed smoothly from one political administration to the other. However, some of the same problems continued to persist, including getting work inspected and meeting with the end users, namely the airlines who plan to rent the booths. The Chamber of Commerce also management company had yet to be se Above: Abaco Chamber of Commerce given a tour of the new terminal by the architect. Above; Interior of new terminal; new thoroughfare. Please see Terminal Page 18 Above: Darron Cash (Former Acting FNM Chairman), Frankie Russell, Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis and MP for Central and South Abaco Edison Key.

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November 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 Entrepreneur WatchSweet Island TreatsAshley Knowles, out of Hope Town, decided that if she kept waiting for the right time it would never come. So she made her own time and set out to start her baking service. Sweet Island Treats, is her new business that is hot out of the oven. I'm currently providing pies to Hope Town Inn and Marina for their des sert menu and have made a few pies by customer that the goods will be fresh and catered perfectly. Ms. Knowles prefers getting orders in at least three days ahead of time. This way she can be sure to have all the ingredients ready and not worry about doing a rushed job. She makes just about any type of baked good including: pies, cookies and cupcakes. Shes keeping things simple to start out with, baking out of her own home, is also keen on the social media aspect of growing her business. Every fresh batch of new baked goods she posts to her compa nys Facebook page, which is also one of the best ways to get in contact with her to place an order. Another way to reach her is via telephone at 242-577-0282.Kidz R UsBy Samantha Evans Kidz R Us opened its doors for busi ness on Saturday October 6, 2012 at 102 Marsh Harbour. Owner Charlene Russell stated that she and her daughter Rebecca Sweeting had been talking about opening this business for several years and when the space became available they decided to do it. Now that they are open, Charlenes sister, Marla Key will be partnering with them. Charlene has worked with her greataunt at Party Time for several years and now that they are closing down, she will be carrying some of those items in this new business venture. Kidz R Us specializes in toys, childrens clothing from babies sizes to 14-16, party supplies, underwear, socks, baby blankets, crib sheets, school cards for all occasions, gift bags, and deco rations. They also have stuffed animals by the Ty Company, beanie babies, assorted board games, playing cards and more. They will also blow up helium balloons and sell various assortments of balloons. They will also carry baby furniture including high chairs, walkers, and pak nplay. Just in time for Christmas they will be bringing in more clothing including Ninjago, Legos, bikes, play kitchens, chil drens tents, and play table and chair sets for toddlers. Lay-a-ways are also available for parties. cates in the coming months as well. Russell is also looking to provide a baby section of the shop so that they can carry items pital bag. Kidz R Us is a great place to shop for Christmas, birthdays and all those special occasions. They are open Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. They can be contacted at 475-1571 (which is their tem porary number). Augustines Upholstery By Samantha Evans Augustine Williams has been in the upholstery business for many years in Dundas Town but this year, he got an opportunity to open his business in Treasure Cay so he seized it. His shop is located in the Treasure Cay Shopping Plaza where Bills Upholstery used to be. He special work. He covers sofas, love seats, dining room chairs, bar stools, chaises and the like. For marine upholstery he covers ttops, Bimini tops, cushions, boat covers, and snap covers for the Bimini top. Since he moved to this new location, his busi ness now sells canvas bags which are made within. Since the bags came on stream they have been selling well. ing their canvas line in the coming months. He picks up from and delivers items on the mainland, the freight boats and ferry boats. His shop is open Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. He can be contacted by calling 457-0665 or 367-1297.AbacoCottage.comA new website is making vacation ing in Abaco easier than ever. According to the owner, Robbie Bethel, Abaco Cot tage Properties (www.AbacoCottage.com) has quickly become the largest searchable database of rental homes and resorts in Abaco with more homes joining every day. The website includes privately rented homes, homes that are managed by rental companies, as well as resorts that maintain cottages in addition to their rooms. Abaco Cottage includes houses on all of the major Abaco locations: Hope Town and Elbow Cay, Lubbers Quarters and Tilloo Cay, Man-O-War, Guana Cay, Marsh Harbour and the Mainland of Abaco, Treasure Cay and Green Turtle Cay. Promotion plans for the site include local, national and international advertis ing, drink coasters with the site address in local restaurants and bars, tri-fold bro chures to be placed around Abaco. In the Please see Entrepreneurs Pg 17 Family Wellness Day & Health Fair

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November 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 17 THE HOLIDAYS ARE ALMOST HERE!! en-GBThere are only en-GB3en-GBAbaconian Issues en-GB Left beforeen-GB The Holidaysen-GBDont Forget to Advertise your: Restaurant Specials Political & Business Thank You ads Christmas & New Year Events Store and Merchandise Open House School & Church Programs en-GBDEADLINE FOR AD PLACEMENT FOR: November 15th issue is November 8th en-GBDecember 1st issue is November 22nd December 15th issue is December 6th Telephone: 242-367-3200 Em ail: abaconiannews@gmail.com Fax: 242-367-3266 w ww.theabaconian.com Auskell Gym and By Jennifer Hudson ing of the Auskell Gym and Fitness Centre. The guest speaker was Dr. Keith Lewis, a chiropractor who sees patients on a regular monthly basis at the Auskell Clinic. Dr. Lewis was instrumental in setting up the program which is modeled on his very suc States which was established in 1992. He welcomed everybody telling them, It is our goal to get everybody healthier islands. Any age group from 6 to 96 can participate in the gym and its programmes which are geared to increasing muscle tone He highlighted the many, varied ser vices offered. An aerobics class led by Churton Toote is held every morning and despite its early hour of 5 a.m. it is very popular. On Mondays and Wednesdays a Healthy Lifestyle class is led by Elaine Pi cise and talks on nutrition. This class has proved so popular that a new class is being scheduled for Tuesday evenings. body wrap in which the body is covered with a Niacin (Vitamin B) cream and then wrapped during a 30 to 45 min process. phatic drainage and, is claimed, to promote the loss of inches. An Ionic Cleanse foot impurities from the body. Two innovative services are also in the pipeline; these include Light Therapy and Music Therapy. Following his talk, Dr. Lewis answered personal questions from the audi that in addition to chiropractics, he is cine and his goal is to diagnose to prevent things from happening and to minimize the use of medications. 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 Throughout the day free 15 minute back, neck and shoulders stress reliever massages were offered. These were pro vided by Derek Donathon, a massage tech nician from Nassau. Mr. Donathan had clients scheduled from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. which was an intense work load for him. He was very pleased at the response and stated that by lunchtime he had already given 15 massages and after that he lost count. Mr. Donathon, who trained in general body at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute, began his career working at the Bob Marley Resort in Nassau and has been recently working privately. He has now been hired by the Auskell Clinic to work full time for them on Abaco and will shortly moving here. I love what I do; I have always wanted to work in the medical helps the body heal itself and I can see the People who attended the grand open ing also enjoyed giveaways and refreshments and a tryout of the gym apparatus. Anyone wishing to sign up for use of the gym and/or any of the classes can call Aus kell Clinic that 367 0020 for more informa tion and to register. Above: Dr. Keith Lewis explaining some of the equipment and techniques at the Auskell Gym and Fitness Center.Entrepreneurs From 15 coming months the company will also be prehensive rental home and resort search its kind). All properties on AbacoCot tage.com will automatically be included in charge. They are launching a booklet to tie in with the site called The Abaco Rental Guide. This guide will be coming out later issue, they will be printed every 6 months. Abaco Cottage does not take refer rals or commissions for rentals. The cost per home is $180 a year. Resorts are being offered half price for four or more units as well as being listed on the Resorts of ested in signing up their rental homes or resorts should contact him at e-mail: info@ AbacoCottage.com or call 242-366-0576. RepairsBy Samantha Evans had been away from the island for sev eral years while he worked on the island of Eleuthera. Now that he is back on the Windows and Door Repairs. business can be a bit slow especially if lo cals are not aware of the services provided. Therefore, he decided to write a bit about his business to let people know what areas self to be a Jack of all trades but he special izes in glazing windows and doors. He also repairs broken glass, screens, mirrors, and water leaks especially as a result of storms or hard frequent rain. He Town but is on the road a lot as the major ity of his work is done on site. He works seven days a week and is on call 24 hours a day. He can be contacted by calling 367-1265 or 458-4810.Abaco Delight Charter ServicesBy Samantha Evans Captain James Sands has been in his business, Abaco Delight Charter Services, for the past 15 years. He enjoys taking the visitors to the Abacos around the is Cay, Guana Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Hope Town and Treasure Cay. He takes them to see the sights of each of these locations then takes them snorkel ing at Sandy Cay, Fowl Cay, or Mermaid Reef. While on the Cay, he takes them to one of the local eateries for them to have a down home Bahamian meal. Additionally, he also takes the guests to dive for conch, then polishes the conch shell for them to take home as a Bahamian souvenir. On Friday October 12, Captain Sands Church in Marsh Harbour. At his stall, he sells grill conch, conch salad, jerk chick en, grill chicken, conch fritters, cassavas, the public to eat healthier. The stall will be open every Friday from now on. They will be open from 12 noon until. Captain James can be reached by calling 458-2380. DHL Promotes Services on AbacoBy Samantha Evans Ted and Ali Curry are business owners who love helping people. So when the opportunity presented itself for them to become the local agents for DHL they gracious accepted. DHL is solely a courier service that is operational worldwide. They just introduced their service to Cuba which is an untapped market. service which can be delivered in three to package is going. According to Ali Curry, they receive and deliver packages to their clients. What makes their service stand out from the rest is that they ensure that once the package arrives on the island that their ages are sent out the same day received. Over the period of October 10 and 11, rep were on Abaco to promote DHL services and other local businesses. Ms. Curry wants potential business clients to know that they can open a business account with them and be billed monthly for the services rendered. She stated that the services provided by DHL are of the highest quality and they vice time. Packages are received Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cut of time is important because they need time to get packages to the airport by 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. She further noted that customers can look forward to added services in the com ing months which will allow them to con tinue helping the community to grow. offered, persons can contact them at 3672274 or visit them online at www.OCIin vestment@hotmail.

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian November 1, 2012 en-GBArea Code 242 unless listed otherwiseen-GB en-GB Island-wide Abaco Listingsen-GBAbaco Cottage + 114 hse 366-0576en-GB en-GBAbaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529en-GBCherokee Lee Pinder + 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075 en-GBGrand Cay Rosies Place 352-5458 en-GBGreen Turtle Cay Barefoot Homes 14 hse 577-4092 Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4247 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island Properties + 34 hse 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties + 34 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 en-GBGuana Cay Dive Guana + 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Guana Sunset Beach 13 units 365-5133 Ocean Frontier 6 cott 519-389-4846 Wards Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth Sands + 9 hse 365-5140 en-GBHope Town Abaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Crystal Villas 5 villas 321-452-0164 Elbow Cay Prop + 53 hse 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways + 63 hse 366-0224 Hope Town Inn 6 rm 4 Villas 366-0003 Hope T Villas + 3 hse 366-0266 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages + 4 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 6 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key + 43 hse 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557 en-GBHotels and House Rental Agentsen-GBLubbers Quarters Sea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121 en-GBMan-O-War Island Home Rentals + 2 hse 365-6048 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072 Waterway Rentals + 14 hse 365-6143 en-GBMarsh Harbour area Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719 Abaco Towns 16 apts 367-0148 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 Living Easy + 16 hse 367-2202 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Regattas 32 apts 577-6764 HG Christie + 11 hse 367-4151 en-GBSandy Point Oeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort 14 rm 366-4119 en-GBSpanish Cay Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083 en-GBTreasure Cay Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 5 units 877-786-8455 Treasure Cay Resort + 95 rms 365-8801 Marks Bungalows 4 units 365-8506 Abaco Estate Services + 365-8752 Island Dreams Rental + 357-6576 en-GBTurtle Rock Villas at Palmetto Beach 3 villas 262-820-1900 en-GB en-GBWood Cay Tangelo Hotel 14 rm 1 villa 365-2222 en-GBWeb Sites with Abaco Informationen-GB en-GB http://www.abaconian.comen-GB http://www.abacoinet.comen-GB http.//www.abacoinfo.comen-GB http.//www.abacocottage.comen-GB + agents with multiple cottages and housesen-GB http://www.abacos.comen-GB http://www.oii.neten-GB http://www.bahamas.comen-GBRev. March 2012 Fellow resident Preston Roberts noted that the storm was different than Hurricane Floyd which hit in September 1999. He said that even though Floyd was from the western side of the settlement af ter the eye of the storm passed. Mr. White said that the most im portant thing needed right now is help for and we also need to get the clean-up orga -SP From Page 6 lected. Without the management company in place, the infrastructure would remain dormant. The tour took the Chamber up to tors would be stationed, and out to the domestic and foreign sides of the tarmac. terminal over the old one is this division of arrivals. Mr. Dean went over some of the de tails and state of the art equipment which will be housed in the new terminal. He said the building will be one hundred with the establishment of the new termi nal an entirely new culture will have to take hold. He was referring to the way the previous airport handles security and maintenance compared to how it should be in the new terminal. The Chamber enquired whether the new terminal would be able to handle a Terminal From Page 14 All Abaco Above: Sandy Point was hit particularly hard during the storm. The settlement was one sponded that the designs incorporated farsighted planning. He pointed to the spa designed customs and immigration areas. When questioned about rumors that the new air control tower was built too plained the tower is the pinnacle of engi neering for such a structure and perfectly suited for the job. The only problem, he in the center as it is now. The Ministries responsible recently toured the runway and planning is already underway for accommodate bigger jets. Everyone agreed that this would not be such a large problem. The tour concluded and the Chamber of Commerce thanked Mr. Dean for his time. Everyone was happy with the con tribution the Chamber had made in lob bying for the airport and the new designs which were put into place. With Decem ber approaching it is yet to be seen if the airport will be open for the season. He said they are looking forward to getting the electricity back on and tele phone services need to be restored so that they can communicate. He said after the storm there was only one phone working in the community. This is a community that sticks to gether and does what is necessary to help

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November 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 Dive Shops Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour . ..................... 367-2963 Above & Below, Marsh Harbour . ................................. 367-0350 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour . .............................. 367-2787 Dive Time, Man-O-War................................................365-6235 Froggies, Hope Town . ................................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay . ...................................... 365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay . ....................................... 365-4411 Dive Guana . ................................................................ 365-5178Man-O-War Dive Shop . ................................................365-6013 A & P Car Rentals . ............................................. 367-2655 Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals . .............................. 367-1035 B & B Boat Rentals . ........................................... 367-7368 Bargain Car Rentals . .......................................... 367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals . ................................... 367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals . ....................................... 367-5570 Cruise Abaco. . .................................................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) . ...................... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals . ...................................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars . .................. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals .......................................... 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals . .................................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ......................................... 367-4887 The Moorings Boat Rentals . ............................. .367-4000 Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental . .................. 365-4411 C & D Cart Rental . ............................................. 365-4084 Cruising Cart Rentals . ........................................ 365-4065 D & P Cart Rental . ............................................. 365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals . ....................................... 365-4119 Kool Karts . ........................................................ 365-4176 Reef Boat Rentals . ............................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes . ...................................... 365-4147 T & A Cart Rentals . ............................................ 375-8055 Donna Sands Cart Rentals . ............................... 365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes . ................................. 365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals . ..................................... 354-5175 Lubbers Quarters Cruise Abaco . ............................................. 321-220-8796 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals .................................. 365-6502 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals . ................................. 365-6024 Waterways Boat Rental . ................ 357-6540 & 365-6143 Cats Paw Boat Rentals . ..................................... 366-0380 Elbow Cay Cart . ................................................. 366-0530 Hope Town Cart Rentals . .................................. 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals . .......................................... 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals .............................. 366-0282 J Rs Cart Rental . ................................................ 366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals . .................................... 366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals . ............................................ 366-0069 Adventure on Prozac Kayak . ............................ 365-8749 Blue Marlin Rentals. . ......................................... 365-8687 Cashs Carts . ...................................................... 365-8771 Cornish Car Rentals . .......................................... 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals . ............................................... 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals . ........................................... 365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks . ............................. 365-8749 Visitors Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Abaco Pizza. . ................................ $ . .................. 367-4488 Anglers . ................................... $$$ . .................. 367-2158 Blue Marlin . ................................. $ . .................. 367-2002 Curly Tails . ............................... $$$ . .................. 367-4444 Ginos . .......................................... $ . .................. 367-7272 Golden Grouper . ........................ $ . .................. 367-2301 Island Family Rest . ....................... $ . .................. 367-3778 Java Coee House . ....................... $ . .................. 367-5523 Jamies Place . ............................. ..$ . .................. 367-2880 Jib Room . .................................. $$ . .................. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken . ............... $ . .................. 367-2615 Mangoes . ................................. $$$ . .................. 367-2366 Pops Place + . .............................. $ . .................. 367-3796 Snack Shack + . ............................ $ . .................. 367-4005 Snappas . .................................... $$ . .................. 367-2278 Wallys . .................................... $$$ . .................. 367-2074 Abaco Inn . .............................. $$$ . .................. 366-0133 Capn Jacks . ................................ $$ . .................. 366-0247 Harbours Edge . ......................... $$ . .................. 366-0087 H T Coee House (B & L) . .............. $ . ................. .366-0760 H T Harbour Lodge . .................. $$$ . .................. 366-0095 Munchies . .................................... $ . .................. 366-0423 OnDa Beach . .............................. $$ . .................. 366-0558 Sea Spray . ............................... $$ . .................. 366-0065 Sugar Shack + . ............................ $ . .................. 366-0788 Petes Pub . .................................. $$ . .................. 366-3503 Cracker Ps . ................................. $$ . .................. 366-3139 Bradleys on the Harbour . ............. $ . .................. 365-6380 Dockn Dine . ................................. $ . .................. 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar . ................ $ . .................. 365-6501 Bakers Bay Market Place . ...... $$$ . .................. 612-1021 Grabbers . ................................... $$ . .................. 365-5133 Nippers ..................................... $$ . ................. 365-5143 Orchid Bay . ............................... $$$ . .................. 365-5175 Coco Beach Bar & Grill. . ................ $ . .................. 365-8470 Florences Cafe . ............................. $ . ................. .365-8354 Spinnaker Restaurant . ............. $$$ . .................. 365-8469 Touch of Class . ........................ $$$ . .................. 365-8195 Treasure Sands Club . ................ $$$ . ................. .365-9385 Blu House . ............................. $$$ . .................. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro . ...................... $$ . .................. 365-4200 Green Turtle Club . .................... $$$ . .................. 365-4271 Harveys Island Grill . ................... $$ . .................. 365-4389 McIntoshs Restaurant . .............. $$ . .................. 365-4625 Miss Emilys Restaurant . ............. $$ . .................. 365-4181 New Plymouth Inn . .................... $$ . .................. 365-4161 Pineapple Restaurant Bar & Grill . $$ . ................. 365-4039 Plymouth Rock Cafe . .................. $$ . .................. 365-4234 Shorties Take-a-way...................$$..................365-4342 Sundowners . .............................. $$ . .................. 365-4060 Nancys ...................................... $$ . .................. 366-4120Everyone reads The Abaconian B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667 Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Man-O-War 365-4019 Abaco Crash Fire & Rescue 365-9111 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 T reasure Cay 365-8749 Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour . ...................... 367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic . ................................ 367-0020 Integrated Medical Center . .......................................... 367-1304 Emergency . ............................................... 458-1234 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre . ................................... 367-0049 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour . ............................ 367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay . ..................................... .... 365-8288 Government Clinic Coopers Town . .............................. 365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay . ........................... 365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town . ................................... 366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point . .................................. 366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town . ...................................... 365-2172 Blu House ....................... 45 . ......... F . ......... 365-4200 Green Turtle Club . .............. 32 . ......... F . ......... 365-4271 Black Sound Marina . .......... 15 . ..................... 365-4531 Other Shore Club . ............... 12 . ......... F . ......... 365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service ........... 10 . ......... F . ......... 365-4033 Treasure Cay Marina . ........ 150 . ......... F . ......... 365-8250 Man-O-War Marina . .......... 26 . ......... F . ......... 365-6008 Boat Harbour Marina . ...... 183 . ......... F . ......... 367-2158 Conch Inn . .......................... 75 . ......... F . ......... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina . ........ 36 . ......... F . ......... 367-2182 Mangoes Marina . ............... 29 . ..................... 367-4255 Marsh Harbour Marina . ...... 52 . ......... F . ......... 367 2700 Hope Town Marina . ............ 16 . ..................... 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways . ................................ 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina . .............. 6 . ......... F . ......... 366-0154 Sea Spray . .......................... 60 . ......... F . ......... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Marina . ........... 75 . ......... F . ......... 365-0083 Bakers Bay Marina . .......... 158 . ......... F . ......... 365-5802 Guana Hide-aways . ............ 37 . ..................... 577-0003 Orchid Bay . ......................... 64 . ........ F . ......... 365-5175Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental . ....................... 475-9616 . ................ 367-2936 . ......................... 367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure . ............................... 577-0004 . ..................... 367-0350 Adventure on Prozac T Cay . ............................ 365-8749 . ...................... 365-4411 C & C Charters Treasure Cay . ........................... 365-8506 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour . .................... 367-2787 . ............. 366-0024 Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is . ........................... 367-2266 Air Gate Aviation Daytona/New Smyrna . ........................... 367-3636 American Eagle Miami . ..................................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud . ............................ 367-2095 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach . .............................................. 367-3415 Craig Air Center North Florida . ........................................... 367-3522 IBC Airways Ft.Lauderdale, W Palm Beach . ......................... 367-1336 Locair Fort Lauderdale . ......................................... .... 1-800-205-0730 Regional Freeport ............................................................... 367-0446 Sky Bahamas Nassau/Ft. Lauderdale . ................................. 367-0996 Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale . ..................................... 367-0140 Western Air Nassau . ......................................... .................. 367-3722 Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale . ............................................. 367-0032 Abaco Air . .............................................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters . ........................................................ 367-3450 Extra $3 for each passengers above two ective Dec 08Clinic, Downtown, Stop Light, . ........................................................ $10 Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry . ........................................ $15 Spring City . ........................................................................................ $15 Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch . ............................. $15 Murphy Town & Great. Cistern .......................................................... $20 Snake Cay . ........................................................................................ $35 Casuarina Point ................................................................................. $60 Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour . ............................................. $80 Bahama Palm Shore . ......................................... ................................ $90 Crossing Rocks . ................................................................................ $105 Sandy Point . ................................................................................... $150 Leisure Lee . ....................................................................................... $50 Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry . ................................................... $80 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $85 Fox Town . ........................................................................................ $165 Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel . ................................................. $ 10 Nat. Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr. Cistern . .......................................... $10 Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea. 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Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits . .. Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden . .................... Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum . ................. Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station . .................................... Hope Town Swim Mermaid Reef o Marsh Harbour . ........ Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole . ........... Treasure Cay farm road Art studio & working foundry . ...................... Little Harbour Working boatyards . ..................................... Man-O-War cay Bring errors & revisions to our attention Revised March 9 12 All phones use area code 242 unless notedwww.theabaconian.comAlburys Ferry Service Marsh H.>Guana Cay/Scotland cay From Conch Inn advised to contact the oce for the changes. 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November 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 21 NOVEMBER 1ST, 2012 Community dives into annual Open Water Swim Abaco optimists sail with the bestAbaco's sailors. From left to right: Charlie Cash, Branden Sands, Joey Gale, William Cash and Chloe Sweeting By Jennifer Hudson Five young Abaco sailors recently returned from the Bahamas Optimist Na tional Championships 2012 held in Har bour Island on October 5 and 6. The regatta consisted of two days of racing during which the young Abaconians held their own and had good reason to feel very proud of themselves. It is a good testament to the enthusiasm of the young people for the sport of sailing on Abaco and the sup port of their coaches that whereas last year only one sailor, Branden Sands, participat Representing Abaco against sailors from Nassau, Grand Bahama, Harbour Island, Governors Harbour, Long Island and the Cayman Islands were Joey Gale (son of Jeff and Jenny Gale), Charlie and Wil liam Cash (children of Marty and Tammy Cash), Chloe Sweeting (daughter of Jamie and Jonathan Sweeting) and Branden Sands (son of Timothy and Julie Sands). All of these young people reside in Hope Town except for Branden who lives in Chero kee Sound and who travels to Hope Town to sail with the Hope Town Sailing Club which is the only functioning sailing club for young people in Abaco. Please see Sailing Page 9 Competitors young and old came out on October 13 to brave the sea in this years Open Water Swim. Above: an eager swimmer dives into the water near the start of the contest. For more see page 10.

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian November 1, 2012 School science fair sharpens young mindsStudents from schools across Abaco were present in New Vision Ministrys auditorium on October 11. The annual School Science fair allowed each school and student to display their work for judges and spectators. Topics ranged from recycling, to the reefs to the Abaco pine forest. The U.S. embassy was present to award the top schools with prizes, which included and Apple iPad. Students from elementary school to high school each had a booth. Though each group undoubtedly worked very hard on their projects there were those that stood out. Before the judges announced the win ners; parents, teachers and other curious onlookers could browse the paper mache sculptures and well-crafted slideshows. lower primary division. Hope Town School won second place lower primary division. Agape Christian School won third place lower primary division. upper primary division. Amy Roberts School won second place upper primary division. Man-O-War School won third place upper primary division. School & Youth News junior high division. Agape won second place in the junior high division. And Wesley College won third place in the ju nior high division. for senior high. Forest Heights came in second place in the senior high divisions. And Cyber learning center placed third in the senior high division. participation were: McKenzie Dam and Nikita Unhjem. Man-O-War School, Hope Town School, Forest Heights and St. Francis, each re ceived an iPad from the U.S. Embassy. Brayden Dam, from Agape School, proudly displays his work on the Abaco Pine Forest. Above: Hope Town School, winners of the upper primary school division, ecstatic over their win. Below: St. Francis de Sales proudly receive their iPad as they win the senior high school division with their project.

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian November 1, 2012 Fredericks Agency Ltd.Customs BrokersCustoms Brokerage Services Air and Sea Import and Export Entries Serving all vessels from foreign portsQueen Elizabeth Drive Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email: abacocustoms@batelnet.bs Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and oors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web site:abacomarbleandgranite.com ROCK imported & local SAND imported & local 8 CONCRETE BLOCKS 50LBS BAGS ROCK & SAND Abacos cornerstone to constructionVisit our modern facility on the Murphy Town Water Front beside Parkers Landing School & Youth News By Canishka Alexander Romea Rolle, a ninth grade student at S. C. Bootle High School, was recently diagnosed with scoliosis. It was determined that Romea will need a Thoracolumbar Sacral Orthotic brace which will cost any where from $3,000 to $4,000. S.C. Bootle raises funds for student with scoliosis Principal Huel Moss said that the school recently raised $600 in dinner ticket sales, and donations from students and staff members in an effort to assist Romea with her medical expenses. Romeas mother, Nicola Gardiner-Rolle, received the dona tion on her behalf. Above: Nadira Kawalram, Language Teacher, and Chavonne Reid, one of Romea's home room teachers, presenting the assistance check to Romea's mother, Nicola Gardiner-Rolle at the cookout for Romea in Fox Town on Discovery Day.Abacos Teacher of the Year shines in NassauBy Samantha Evans Kayla Wallace went to the Tenth Na tional Teacher of the Year week of events in Nassau unopposed. The week after she was assessed by the National Steering Committee from Nassau she travelled to the capital to take part in the celebratory activities. The theme chosen for this years event was Celebrating Outstanding Educators; Rewarding Excellence. She arrived on New Providence on Tuesday, October 9 and on that same day the group of teachers from all over The Ba hamas attended a church service at Christ Community Church beginning at 7 p.m. At the service the teachers were applauded for their accomplishments, given food for thought and words of wisdom that further motivated them to go out and continue to touch lives. The church service was one of her favorite events of the week. On Wednesday, October 10 they travelled to Andros onboard the Sea Link. They left at 7 a.m. and returned at 5 p.m. While there, they had a tour of the island and got a chance to taste some of the great food the island has to offer. On Thursday October 11 at 3 p.m., they made a courtesy call on the Governor General at which time they were pinned and each given a plaque. Later that evening they attended the Baha mas Union of Teachers (BUT) Reception at the Nassau Art Gallery. This was one of Ms. Wallaces favorite events as they got a chance to relax and have some fun. All of the teachers received a plaque from the BUT. They were given Discov ery Day off and the following day the Awards Ceremony and Reception was held at Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort Hotel, Cable Beach. Ms. Wallace received more School of the Year Award, District Winner Award, a special gift for selling the most ads from a Family Island, and one of the top awards for Extra Curricular Activities. Ms. Wallace stated that this was a great experience and she would encour age other teachers to work hard and aim to achieve this recognition, make lasting friends and have doors opened for them to advance their career. However, she made the following recommendations so that Abaco teachers can shine brighter than she did. Firstly, more representation is need ed from Abaco schools so that they can be Please see Teacher Page 5 Focus on Youth training program targets risky adolescent behaviourBy Samantha Evans Facilitators from the Focus on Youth Program were on Abaco at the end of September to speak to grade six students about Life and Health and Social Studies for the island of Abaco, Sandy Edwards, led the charge. Focus on Youth is a successful risk reduction prevention program for adolescents and preadolescents. The program was developed by University of Maryland Human Virology Insti tute and later updated for use in Bahamian Schools. This ten-session program is in place in a number of Primary Schools. Specially trained grade six teachers are conducting the program for pre-adoles cent students now that sex and pregnancy in Bahamian teenagers is on the rise. The program is charged with putting prevention measures in place before students leave primary schools. Focus on Youth is intended to increase knowledge about HIV/AIDS and improve communication, decision mak ing and educate youth about condom use. Abstinence and avoidance of substance use Now that the program has been intro duced, a training session is being organized for locals so that they can facilitate train ing. Eleanor Hield is organizing the training which will take place at Central Abaco Primary School during November. Inter ested persons can contact Eleanor Hield, at Central Abaco Primary, at 367-3457.

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November 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 saying they are not going to make vain promises just to be elected, but promised to do their best to make the teaching and learning environment a better place, Moss said. Among the promises made were those to develop more school spirit, help their peers to perform better academically, develop the landscape of the school and to have more competitions. Before taking their seats, the candidates made one last appeal to students to make the right choice when they go to the ballots and not to vote for friends or family, but to vote for the one who will get the job done. Moss was pleased to see that the stu dents were receptive to what was said by the candidates. By October 11 the whole electoral process was fully operational the elections, Junior Louis was selected as the newly elected head boy for the 20122013 school year, while Andquone Burrows was elected as deputy head boy. The newly elected head girl is Clydesha Cor nish, and the elected deputy head girl is Rosemika Charles. Congratulations to all the winners; it was a hard-fought campaign, Moss an nounced. School & Youth News Success Training gradu ating class of 2012 holds souse outBy Samantha Evans The 2012 graduating class of Suc cess Training College held a souse out at the BAIC Park from 8 a.m. until 12 noon on Saturday October 13, 2012. One hundred and ninety tickets were sold by the graduates who also donated all of the items prepared. Two types of souse were on sale: chicken and pig feet. Each meal was served with johnnie cake. The funds raised from this day will go towards gifts for the college and other graduation expenses. These students have worked hard for the past few years so they had no problem giving up a portion of their Saturday to aid their graduation fund. The graduates want to invite the public to celebrate with them at Full Gospel Assembly in Treasure Cay on October 28 as they worship together and the gradua tion on December 1 at Latter Rain Minis tries in Marsh Harbour. considered for top titles. Secondly, a chaperone from the district or administrative team needs to accompany the Teacher of the Year to Nassau to be the go to person to answer questions and address concerns. She noted that every island had a chaper one except Abaco. Thirdly, Family Islands need to receive the same relevant informa tion that the Nassau and Freeport Teacher of the Year get so that these teachers are not disadvantaged and assessments can be fair. Finally, she added, Abaco needs to be represented on the Steering Committee; the district is big enough. Mrs. Wallace hopes that these recommendations will be taken seriously as Abaco teachers are just so should be given a fair chance to shine. Teacher From Page 4 S.C. Bootle holds head girl and boy elections By Canishka Alexander It is that time in the school year when head boys and head girls are elect ed to serve the student population at their school. Therefore, students at S. C. Bootle are now in election mode. Principal Huel Moss noted: They are very enthused with the electoral process and have their favourite candidates. Vying for the position of head boy and head girl in this keenly-contested elec tion are three males and seven females. As a result, Moss said that the candi dates are hot on the campaign trail along with their campaign managers and sup porters. The candidates are using every opportunity to explain why they should be elected for the position, and they are also distributing tokens and mounting posters at strategic points. Additionally, on October 8, the can didates were given the opportunity to pres ent themselves to the entire student body and say why they should be elected to serve as leader. The candidates were very vocal in Above: Vice Principal Sabrina Russell; Junior Louis, newly elected Head Boy; Andquone Burrows, Deputy Head Boy; Clydesha Cornish, Head Girl; Rosemika Charles, Deputy Head Girl and Principal Huel Moss.

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian November 1, 2012 Guana Freight Services Regular Frei ght Runs to Guana Cay & Scotland Cay 242-365-5190 Great Guana Cay guanafreight@hotmail.com CURRYS FOOD STORE Customer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour front School & Youth News By Mirella Santillo To celebrate National Heroes' Day, a special assembly was held at Abaco Cen tral High School on October 11. The aim was recognizing Murphy Towns past and present residents who are worthy of being looked upon as role models. Raquel Cox, Head of the Social Sci ences Department, was the coordinator for the event which was moderated by students. Students with special talents were the performers: singing, dancing, recit ing, introducing speakers or playing mu sic. Residents of Murphy Town had been called upon to address the assembly, such as the Murphy Town Committee Chairman De Shawn Simms who was born and raised in the town, or the Dawkins Sisters who in Nassau) for whom Gospel singing is a passion. As a group of distinguished guests, among them Dr. Lenora Black, Admin istrator Preston Cunningham and ASP Gregory Barr, arrived to their seats, loud applause broke out. It was an indication of the jolly mood that prevailed that day. The entertainment started with the Dawkins Sisters who sang a Gospel selec tion, following Ms. Cox's welcome. She had explained that in recognition of Na tional Heroes Day, the special assembly was to honor a proud heritage by looking at local heroes. Students performances provided in terludes between the remarks of the speak ers. Lakia Thompson read a poem, Akeem Adderley gave a powerful rendition of You are the wind beneath my wings; Kermeisha Curry interpreted a free dance selection, the school choir lead by Shantel Miller sang Marlins, Mighty Marlins, the ACH school song composed by former Principal Arthur Jones, and last but not least the school band played the National Anthem, an ending to the gathering. The speakers all gave their individual interpretation of what a hero should be, but they all conveyed concurring messages. Principal Ricardo Ferguson spoke hero. He said that usually we look upon heroes as people we see on a TV screen, but we miss the ones in our midst. He adily member, a friend, a personality) they could attach themselves to or would like to emulate. Dr. Black, who grew up in the neighboring settlement of Dundas Town, reminisced on the two important womenher mother and her grand-motherwho she feels inspired her through her life. Using a tea bag as a demonstration tool, she showed the importance of names, in that case Lipton; everyone has a name, she said, citing some names asso ciated with Murphy Town such as Swain, Curry, Simms, Davis and Dawkins. I do not think anyone in Murphy Town would want their children to misbehave, she said referring to several misdeeds that hap pened in the school; you have to defend and protect your name. A tea bag is attached on a string, she went on: watch whom you are at tached to or attracted to. Where ever they go, you go, watch who is pulling the string. Tea bags get put in hot water, she water at times, but that is the time that the best will come to the surface. Look inside of you because a hero lies within. As the third speaker, Administrator Cunningham addressed the students. He sent them a powerful message, You boys and girls have to stand strong for what you know is good for yourself, for your school, for your community, for your country. He continued, The country has in vested heavily on you, on education and upbringing, make sure you do not disap point your mommy, your daddy, your Principal, the Department of Education. The country needs every one of you, he said, ending jokingly that he hoped to see one of them on TV one day. what a hero was, but instead he mentioned names of two teachers from his days at Ab aco Central High School: Agatha Simms Abaco Central High School recognizes heroes of Murphy Townwho still teaches and Felamese Sawyer who made him understand mathematics by making stay after school to learn the times tables. They are his heroes. During his speech, he gave a brief history of how Murphy Town was found ed. Murphy Town people came from Bluff Point, a cut-out settlement beyond the Marls. He told how these people used to etables, but never starving. They had to go all the way to Green Turtle Cay for other supplies. He described them as proud, hardworking, honest people who knew how to share with each other. They have been heroes from the time they entered Bluff Point and then Murphy Town, he said, mention ing some of the people who became the Roland Swain, Muriel Tinker, Idamae Dawkins, Eda Swain. They were farmers, cooks bakers. He also rendered homage to more recent achievers: Cubel Davis Jr. to William (Bill) Swain who was instru mental in the construction of what is now Abaco Central High School. He named Greg Gomez and Renardo Curry as Mur phy Towns younger heroes. There is a hero in all of us, he said, with a gift by eleventh grader Conrad Cor nish. On October 11 Abaco Central High School honoured some role models of Murphy Town as part of National Heroes Day. Students performances punctuated the adults presen tations.CAPS students celebrate national heroesBy Samantha Evans On Thursday, October 11 beginning at 1 p.m., the grade six students of Central Abaco Primary School celebrated some of the unsung heroes of the Bahamas. They began by celebrating the music of The Bahamas, in particular the music of Eddie Minnis. According to sixth grade co ordinator Eleanor Hield, they highlighted those heroes in their Social Studies book. The Bahamas has grown a lot over the past decades and centuries and this growth would not have taken place had it not been contributions to nation building. Some of these persons are Sir Milo Butler, Gover nor General Sir Arthur Fawkes, Dame Al berta Isaacs, Demetrius Pinder, Timothy Gibson, Janet Bostwick, Sir Lynden Os car Pindling, Christopher Columbus, and Please see Heroes Page 7

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FRIDGE $220 Carpet & en-GBPadding Solid Wood en-GBFurniture School & Youth News Abaco College Students 2012 UpdatesArielle Nicole Cash : Arielle Nicole Cash has entered her second year at St. Lawrence College where her major is Hospitality Management Hotel & Restaurant. She is a 2011 graduate of Agape Christian and daughter of Chris and Angelique Cash. Eden Hanna: Eden Hanna graduated from St Francis de Sales Catho lic Primary School in 2003 and from St. Pauls Methodist College (high school) in Freeport in 2008. She began her postsecondary studies at the College of the Ba hamas, Nassau where she majored in Hos pitality Management. She then transferred to Strayer University, Atlanta, Georgia in March 2012. Eden is an honours student and now majors in Business Administration with Hospitality Management as a minor. She is the daughter of David & Anna-Maria Cote of North Abaco and expect to graduate in late 2013. Cody Unhjem: Cody Unhjem is in his sec ond year at College of the Ozarks Brandon, Missouri where is remains on the Deans List. Cody has ex celled in his studies majoring in Computer Science and Business Management where percent on campus. Cody is the son of Troy and Angela Unhjem of Marsh Harbour, a 2010 gradu ate of Agape Christian School and a recipi Scholarships. Amy Mackey: Amy Mackey is currently studying at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In 2010 and 2011 she studied at the College of The Bahamas where she was on the Deans List both years. 2012 is currently involved in the Community Council. She is majoring in Biological Science and the Prime Time Foundation. From Murphy Town, Amy graduated from Forest Heights Academy. Her parents are Mario Mackey and Joycelyn Mackey-Bailey.ACHS honours their students of the month in the Social Sciences DepartmentBy Mirella Santillo Abaco Central High Schools Social Sciences reward program, which recog nizes students who have performed their best each month, has been extended to the higher grades. Students are recognized ei ther by applying themselves academically or by abiding by the rules of the school such as observing punctuality, attendance and good behavior. This year students from grades 7 to 12 will be acknowledged for their good work. Following the special assembly of October 11, Raquel Cox, head of the So cial Sciences Department called the hon oured boys and girls to the stage to receive Those in grade 7 were: Matthew Parker, Alexis Wilkins and Jackline Jeanto: Amber Johnson, Acacia Anderson and Fenide Dutilien. Ninth graders who were honoured were: Tyzel Cunningham, Kiara Moxey and Odler Pierre were called to the stage. Grades 10, 11 and 12 Students reHistory and Religious Studies. They were Nathaniel Parker, in Religious Studies, and Desmondo Bootle, in History, for grade 10. Conrad Cornish, in grade 11, managed cates went to Lakira Archer for Religious Studies and Gena Remondo for History. Dame Ivy Dumont. The grade six students educated the rest of the student body on these heroes that they are learning about this school year. The Honourable Janet Bostwick was the second woman to hold a seat in cabinet and fought consistently for womens rights. She served as a cabinet minister with the Free National Movement. Sir. Lynden O. the Bahamas and leader of the Progressive Liberal Party. He is also known as the most successful politician in Bahamian history. Today he is known as the Father of the Na tion. Sir Milo Butler was committed to the progress of black people in The Bahamas. He was also a Member of Parliament for the Progressive Liberal Party. Christopher Columbus is said to have discovered the islands of the Bahamas on October 12, 1492. Sir Arthur Fawkes is the current Governor General of the Bahamas. Timothy Gibson wrote the words of the Bahamian National Anthem and a composer of many songs including Beau tiful Bahamaland and Fairest Land on Earth. Demetrius Pinder was the member of the Golden Knights who ran the anchor leg at the 2012 Olympic Games. Dame female Governor General of the Bahamas and an active member of the Free National Movement. Dame Albertha Isaacs was a part of the Womens Suffrage Movement. Dissat Bahamas, Dame Albertha Isaacs and many of her contemporaries joined a movement that became a force to be reckoned with globally within the western world. The grade six students also sang a medley of Bahamian songs in celebration of the Dis covery Day Holiday. Heroes From Page 6 Above: Abaco Central High School students of the month.

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian November 1, 2012 School & Youth News S.C. Bootle celebrates its teachers By Canishka Alexander On October 5, teachers around the world took time to celebrate the teaching profession. S. C. Bootle High School, in North Abaco, was also a part of the global celebration. According to Principal Huel Moss, the teachers at S.C. Bootle spent time with their students for two teaching periods followed by an assembly highlighting World Teachers' Day. The event began with a devotional segment led by the members of the Student Christian Movement, while activities were conducted by the Teacher Cadets of the school. Activities included a lively skit where students demonstrated the importance of being a leader and not a follower. Poems were read and the program was inter spersed with teacher jokes, which were well received by both students and teach ers. Ashlyne Durosco, a senior student, read the UNESCO World Teachers' Day message. Meanwhile, Mr. Audley Dean, Physical Education teacher, was given the op portunity to share his reasons for becom ing a teacher. Immediately following the assembly, the administration, teachers and students gathered on the court for an excit ing volleyball match. The teachers played against the students and, once again, the teachers proved their superiority by thrashing the students, Moss observed. The teachers were a force to be reckoned, and at the end of the game they were victorious; hurray to the teachers of S.C. Bootle. Above: Rosemika Charles leads a song in tribute to the teachers at S.C. Bootle High School in Coopers Town during their special assembly on World Teachers Day.Forest Heights Junkanoo group hosts steak out and silent auctionBy Samantha Evans The Junkanoo Group of Forest Height Academy entered Junior Junkanoo for the away with the victory. They are entering Abaco Junior Junkanoo 2013 with hopes of rocking the streets of Abaco yet again. To assist them with funds to offset the cost of costumes and other materials needed, they held a steak out and silent auction at Snappas Bar and Grill on Saturday October 20, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. On the menu was steak and chicken dinners which were served with salad, baked potato and a dinner roll. Tickets to support the fundraiser. A silent auction was held inside of Snappas to allow locals and tourists to bid on beautiful items donated by artisans from across the island. All of the items were la beled with an attached sheet to allow per sons to list their bid. Some of the items auctioned were paintings, necklace sets by Kristen Pearce, exquisite straw bags by Lovely Reckley, framed photographs by Tammy Higgs and cow bells designed by the Forest Heights Junkanoo Group. These were just some of the items listed. According to the group leader, Lori Thompson, the support they received from the business community was overwhelm ing. 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November 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 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!!! SportsThe best of the Bahamas junior sail ors competed for top honours in the Ba hamas National Optimist Championship which is reputed to be the largest regatta ever held in the Bahamas. Approximately 90 boats registered to compete, with all of the sailors aged between 8 and 15 years. Joey, William, Charlie and Chloe for beginner sailors. They all placed high out of the approximately 45 competitors liam Cash placed second, Chloe Sweeting fourth and Charlie Cash sixth. Chloe had the added distinction of placing as the top year. advanced sailors and the competitors have Sailing From Page 1 to abide by stricter rules and face stiffer ally divided into three groups. The white 13 to 15-year-olds. Branden Sands, hav championship. He and three of the other Abaconian racers received trophies during the awards presentation and dinner on the The weather was beautiful; the wind was just right and all conditions were perfect for the races, stated Timothy Sands parent of Branden Sands and chaperone for the Bahamas team. For years the national championships were held in Nassau but away from New Providence and were held on Grand Bahama. Grand Bahama was chosen because there is a very large sail ing programme there. Other islands now have the opportunity of hosting the cham pionships and can bid in a process similar to that for the Olympic Games. It is more expensive to hold the championships out side of New Providence but it provides the other islands with a great opportunity. We hope the championships will be held here on Abaco one day, he said. The Harbour Island Sailing Club hosted the event which was organized by the Bahamas Optimist Class Association with the endorsement of the Bahamas Sail ing Association. The Abaco sailors were sponsored by the Hope Town Sailing Club and Bahamas Fast Ferry transported all of the boats. Matt McCoy is the Hope Town coach but was unable to attend the championships so the team was chaper oned by temporary team coach, Timothy Sands. The only sailing program currently on Abaco is in Hope Town and only runs from from January to mid-June each year but there are many interested young sailors who would like to see a program run on the other islands of Abaco. It is hoped that one day this could become a reality but un fortunately the logistics make it extremely complicated and costly. Above: Branden Sands sails in the highly competitive Championship Fleet against the best Optimist Sailors in the Bahamas. Above: Joey Gale takes an early lead at the start of a race.

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian November 1, 2012 Sports Open water swim offers challenge for athletes On October 13, the Abaco Swim Club hosted the 5K Open Water Swim. The event was held at the Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour beginning at 8 a.m. with ter 9 a.m. The contest featured swimmers from clubs around The Bahamas who came to compete in the blustery conditions on Saturday morning. The entire swim con sisted of three legs, or about three miles. The three fastest swimmers for the 3 Mile Competitive Swim were: Andy Knowles, Melvin Moore and M. Albury Higgs respectively. The swim, which was sanctioned by The Bahamas Swimming Federation, is an annual event. This year representatives from tourism were present as well as Min ister Daniel Johnson from Youth, Sports and Culture. The Hon. Johnson presented the awards to the contestants at the end of the swim. Dozens of swimmers, from the very young to the old, turned up early Satur day morning to challenge the rolling wa ter and wind. Though many of the swim mers, mostly the youngest ones, chose to compete in single legs of the swim others attempted the entire three mile course or competed as part of a relay team. Though most of the swimmers were competing for the local swimming organi zation, Abaco Swim Club, other clubs and swimmers were present as well. Most no tably was Swift Swimming, based out of New Providence, whose swimmers took course, others went for all three legs and had a long three miles to endure. Kayaks and boats putted alongside the swimmers as they rounded each bright orange buoy. Andy Knowles, left, who had the top time for the three mile course being presented with an award by Min. Daniela Johnson after the race. Please see Swim Page 11

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November 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 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. Sports TREASURE CAY Home site one lot in from beach $60,000 Rock Point waterfront lot, exc price $185,000 Golf Course Lot $35,000 3/2 Royal Palm Condo $345,000BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND 4 Lots Starting at $12,000LONG BEACH Next to Schooner Bay 3/2 Home beach access under $ 250,000 Lots starting at $30,000 Hilltop lots with ocean view $150,000 Gorgeous beach front lot $250,000BAHAMA PALM SHORES 2 Acre beach front estate lot $550,000 Beautiful interior lots, starting at $17,000 1 Acre beach front estate lot $295,000 Pinehurst lots $10,000 & $11,000CHEROKEE Ocean view, beach access, utilities $125,000 Watching Bay hilltop lot $99,000LITTLE HARBOUR Half acre oceanfront lot $65,000 20,000 sq. ft. Hilltop lot with starter cottage, harbour and ocean views $198,000 Home on 2 acres on Little Harbour 100 private dock, landscaped $695,000LUBBERS QUARTERS Jacks Jungle homesite & dockage $135,000 Additional lots available.HOPE TOWN Lot close to town, beach access $130,000SCHOONER SUBDIVISION Lot 58 50ft Elevation, views of Atlantic & Beach. Off grid living.SCHOONER BAY Island lots still available. Beach lots, Commercial Lots Call for informationCASUARINA POINT Entrance to bay, waterfront lot, panoramic views $98,000 Sea view lot, 100 ft. to beach. $42,500 Lots $35,000 and up 4/4 Beachfront home $975,000 3/4 Beachfront home + apt $875,000 www.islandpropertiesbahamas.comTel: (242) 367-0737 Fax: (242) 367-0736 BROKERS: Chris & Molly Roberts 2 story 3 bedroom 2 bath beachfront home with 2 detached income producing apartments. $795,000 3/3, 2160 sq.ft. oceanview home $399,500 Ten categories were contested: Girls 12 and Under, Boys 13 to 17, Women 18 to 35, Men 18 to 35, Women 36 and Over, Men 36 and Over, Female Relay, Male Relay, 8 and Under 1/3 Mile Swim and 9 and Over 1/3 Mile Swim. Besides the swimmers who came to brave the open water in front of the Crossing Beach, many others came to spectate. The grill started early while drinks and sweets were sold. Onlookers cheered as individual swimmers and relay teams made it back to the docks. Some swimmers, af ter the three mile ordeal, expressed how after pulling themselves through the water for three miles. Abaco Swim Clubs volunteers pa trolled the course in boats and kayaks. Though, fortunately, none of the swim mers needed her assistance, Nurse Jessica Higgs from Marsh Harbour Medical Cen ter was also on stand-by. Among the many storylines that day, one of the more endearing was that of David Knowles, Percy Knowles and Bruce Knowles. These three menfather, son and grandson competed together as one team. Three generations of Knowles took to the water and came out as the second fastest male relay team in the sea that day. However, while Bruce and Percy represented the Swift Swimming Program, young David bucked the trend and donned the Abaco Swim Club mantle. Coming out of the water together all smiles, however, one would never guess they supported dif ferent clubs. After all the swimmers were back on solid land, fed and dried off, awards were presented by Min. Daniel Johnson. Min. Johnson remarked on how well the event had been planned and looked forward to being present at next years function. He congratulated Abaco Swim Clubs Brenda Sawyer along with all the other volunteers and coaches who made the event this year possible. Min. Johnson also promised to compete in next years swim if possible. mile competitive swim. The best time, clocked by Andy Knowles, was at one The next two top times, Melvin Moore and Albury Higgs, both clocked in at one hour and twelve minutes with only nine seconds separating their time: Melvin Moore at 1:12:30 and Albury Higgs at 1:12:39. For Girls 12 and Under: Albury A few of the guppy swimmers receive medals and trophies for their performance. Albury, Kiana Hicks, Emily Sims, Stella Higgs, Ryan Knowles and Malia Sweeting. Above: Nurse Jessica Higgs awarded by Min. Johnson for her time. Thankfully, no emergencies occurred that day. Please see Swim Page 12 Swim From Page 10

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian November 1, 2012 en-GBPSSSTTT!!! en-GB The Holidays are en-GB Almost Here!! en-GBONLY en-GB 3 ISSUE LEFTen-GB BEFORE THE en-GB HOLIDAYS DONT FORGET TO ADVERTISE en-GBDEADLINE FOR AD PLACEMENT FOR:en-GBNovember 15th issue is November 8then-GB December 1st issue is November 22nd December 15th issue is December 6th en-GB Call: 242-367-3200 w ww.the abaconian.com Fax: 242-367-3677 E-M ail: abaconainnews@gmail Sports Higgs, Tenniya Martin and Christina Pytively. For Boys 13-17: Melvin Moore and tively. ens 18-35.Swim From Page 10 For Men 18-35: Brian Higgs and spectively. For Women 36 and Over: Monica second respectively. For Men 36 and Over: Andy Knowles, Craig Stewart and Chris Pinder The top Female Relay Team was Al bury Higgs, Samantha Williams and Lilly Higgs. The top Male Relay Team was Andy Knowles, Chris Higgs and Michael Wal kine. Competing in the 1/3 mile 8 and Under Swim were: Brayden Dam, Paxton Albury, Kiana Hicks, Emily Sims, Stella Higgs, Carter Albury, Ryan Knowles, Malia Sweeting and Maddox Pinder. Suzie Pinder competed in the 1/3 mile 8 and Over Swim. Many other talented swimmers com peted and showcased their talents. As the food tents went down and the swimmers toweled off, planning had already started for next years open water swim. Despite some choppiness on the water, which many argued enhanced the challenge of the ex perience, the event was swimmingly suc cessful. men came second in the male relay. They were a father, son and grandson team. Above: members of Abaco Swim Club, along with representatives from the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, pose together as one team. after the races. Above: the Guppy boy swimmers. Carter Albury, Brayden Dam and Maddox Pinder. Below: Coach Laurence Higgs and Roman Pinder receive their trophy.

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November 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 School & Youth News CHEROKEE COMMUNITY CLINICFUNDRAISING DAYDATE: Saturday 10th November 2012 TIME: 12 Noon until 6.00pm LOCATION: School Yard, Cherokee SoundFood stalls will include: Steak dinners (tickets availablefor $15), Conch fritters, Hamburgers, Home made Ice Cream, Baked goods & Drinks. Games will include: Balloons with darts, Hoopla, Soldier crab races, and more There will also be a sea shell exhibit, a flea market and a raffle of Gifts donated by Corporate and individual sponsors. All Funds raised will go directly to the construction of the new Community Clinic. So come, have a good time and help raise some money for a cause that will benefit ALL of us."COMING SOON WITH YOUR HELP" On October 13 the Rotary Club of Abaco supervised the two Interact Clubs during a community outreach project. The clubs were present that morning to con tinue their ongoing project at Owantas Pond in Marsh Harbour. The pond has long been a picnic area but has fallen into disrepair in recent times. In previous weeks the clubs have cleaned the area and scrubbed old paint of the buildings. That Saturday they went about applying fresh pain to the buildings and rails. This project is just one that the Interact club has committed to for the year. Above: Interactors and Rotarians in front of Owantas Pond. This project is one of several by the groups.Angels Academy to hold school fairAngels Academy, located in Marsh Harbour, will hold their school fair on November 3. Despite having had to postpone the fair, due to Hurricane Sandy, owner a fun success. Games such as hoop-la and basketball dunk are planned. Food, snacks and drinks will also be for sale to raise funds for the school. The fair is also part celebration. Despite the fact that their current school building is located on Front Street, Angels Academy received very little damage from the storm. Classes have resumed as normal.Press Release from Hope Town Sailing Club-Press ReleaseAbaco put in a stunning performance at the largest Bahamian sailing regatta yet held-the rest of the Bahamas is on alert for future races! 89 sailors and their families and coaches from Nassau, Freeport, Eleu thera, Long Island, Cayman and Abaco descended on Harbour Island for the 2012 Optimist National Championships. This event was for Juniors-under the age of 15and Abaco had 5 sailors attend. In a particularly telling moment, the second race was all Abaco. At the end of the race Joey Gale, Charlie Cash, Chloe 3rd, and 4th respectively. All the other clubs were shocked. him the overall win for the Green Fleet. William came in second. Chloe got fourth with 23 points, missing third by only one point. She took home top female for this Sands, from Cherokee, represented Abaco mists sailors in the Bahamas. Within his age group (11 and 12 year olds) he was second, showing that as he moves up in age and experience he will be one to watch for National Champion. This is a huge success for the sailing programs in Abaco. The Hope Town Sail ing Club has been instrumental in creating the junior program in Abaco and is very proud of its sailors. They helped to fund the travel expenses and provided boats and gear. A big thank you to the Harbour Is land Sailing Club for hosting this event. And, of course, a special thanks goes to the parents who helped organize our sailors and get them down to Briland to sail, and who have supported them and the Hope Town Junior Sailing Program for the past few years. These great results forecast a successful and competitive future for Ab aco sailors.

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian November 1, 2012 en-GBOCEAN BLUE PROPERTIES Member B.R.E.A. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas en-GB en-GB Sales, Rentals and Property Management ON GREEN TURTLE CAY: .UNDER CONTRACT! Four bedroom three bath home with cottage just steps away from the Atlantic Ocean Beach.NEW!! 5,449 sq. ft. hillside lot at the Sea of Abaco boasting stunning water views! Dedicated boat slip for up to a 35 boat at private shared dock. 6 1/2 draft at low tide. Water and power to site. Asking price $295,000 .UNDER CONTRACT! 11,000 sq. ft. lot in Coco Bay just steps from beach and public dock. Asking price $30,000.NEW!! Deck house cottage. One bedroom one bath cottage on WHITE SOUND waterfront with dock. Property stretches from waterfront on the Sea of Abaco to WHITE SOUND waterfront. $335,000 .NEW!! Waterfront 100 year old two bedroom one bath basically furnished cottage. Located in the heart of the settlement of New Plymouth. Spacious rear patio. Golf cart parking. Just steps from public dock; ferry; restaurants and shops. Owner re-locating. $275,000 UNDER CONTRACT One acre with 85 beachfront on gorgeous Bight O Bay SOLD!!! Three spacious bedrooms, two bath waterfront home NEW PRICE REDUCTION Furnished two master bedrooms with A/C, waterfront hilltop cottage. Kit/liv/din, cable TV, dock, overlooking Settlement Creek $225,000 UNDER CONTRACT Two-year-old 4 bedroom, 2 bath furnished home. Open plan with soaring ceiling in great room, replace, large decks. Central A/C. View of Coco Bay. Located 40 feet from Coco Bay Beach. Short walk to public dock. Asking price $575,000 NEW PRICE!!! Four bedroom 3 bath fully furnished hilltop home overlooking the Sea of Abaco. Fourth bedroom suite has all round view of Green Turtle Cay. A/C. Swimming Pool. Designated dock slip. Great rental. $825,000 PRICE REDUCTION!!! Rustic furnished two bedroom two bath cottage sea to sea on White Sound and the Sea of Abaco. A/C in bedrooms. Kit/liv/dining great room. Share in private dock. Great swimming and sunsets. Very private. Only accessible by boat. Located a mile from the historic town of New Plymouth. Asking Price $435,000 Roberts House in historic settlement of New Plymouth. Waterview. Furnished. 3 beds 3 baths. Immaculate. Owner moving. $395,000 Summer Breeze: Recently remodeled furnished two story three bed 2 bath home located on waterfront in the heart of New Plymouth. A/C. Satellite TV. W/D. Golf cart garage. Established rental history. PRICE REDUCTION $495,000 Curriculum changes to be implemented this school yearBy Samantha Evans Curriculum reform began about a year and a half ago and now some curricu lums have been completed and are making their way to Abacos public schools. Public schools have been sent the new Religion Curriculum and the Social Studies Curricu On September 24, 2012, Dr. Fran cina Thurston was on Abaco to conduct a training session with select teachers from grades one through three to introduce the Integrated/Interdisciplinary Learning Approach. On October 22 and 23, all teachers were introduced to this technique which research has proven to be a teaching and learning approach that works. The bench marks focus on what the students need to know and what they are able to do. It looks at marrying various subjects together to make learning more interactive and fun for students. The teachers learned about the webbed model which is used to make integration work. It uses various themes to connect the or cycles. Teachers learned about the many advantages of webbed teaching and were given samples of activities to help them get started. Daria Pinder spoke to some teachers about pre-reading skills, word recognition, comprehension and functional reading. Sandy Edwards addressed the full body on the interdisciplinary model using Blooms Taxonomy. They were all given a packet that explained the steps they should take when using this model. They were also given a sample of what their lesson plan should now look like and told that the Min istry of Education expects this model to be implemented immediately. School & Youth News Edwards told them that each activ ity should allow the students to give the knowledge they learned, show that they comprehend, apply what they learned, analyze it and synthesize it. She told them that even though they may see this new approach as a lot of work, it is an approach they should have been using on a smaller scale already as integrated teaching is not new. She encouraged them to also make the needed adjustments to their teaching and plan well as they will be evaluated based on their application of this model in the classroom. Educators attended two days of professional development trainingBy Samantha Evans Public school educators attended two days of professional development workshops on Monday and Tuesday October 22 and 23, 2012. On day one the schools held in-house sessions with their teachers to help them enhance record keeping, mark books and go over schools emergency plans and any other areas that needed improving. On day two, educators from the primary schools gathered at the multi-purpose room at Central Abaco Primary School to attend a training session on Strategies for Setting Effective Examination Questions for the GLAT. The facilitator for the training was Vernita Davis who is the Subject Secretary for GLAT Testing and Evaluation out of Nassau. Ms. Davis is a trained teacher having worked in the private and public sectors before resuming her current post. sion at this time and told the teachers that they are now looking to strategize to help schools improve the performance of their students on this assessment so that the na tional score in the country can improve. At the beginning of the session she told the teachers the purpose of the GLAT examination. Then she gave them an opportunity to give their views on the layout of the exam and the questions asked. She asked them to tell her the strands of the Social Studies, Science, Language Arts and Mathematics curriculum which the teach ers answered fairly well which allowed her to get a good understanding of what needs to be done for Abaco students to improve on this exam. She told them to familiarize them selves with the full content of all GLAT curriculums and reminded the educators to teach that content instead of the work books. She reminded the teachers that workshops are supplemental only and should not replace the curriculum. Ms. Davis addressed the concerns of teachers then gave them strategies to help them assess student achievement better. She spoke to them about various types of questions they should include on schoolbased exams so that students can be able to answer them when seen on the GLAT. short answer questions, free response/es say questions and structured questions. She encouraged teachers to address the needs of the average student and not the high been doing. The teachers then practiced writing various types of questions. After lunch, Davis went over the types of question tech niques with the teachers then had them label the questions they had written earlier. She reminded them to make questions challenging by giving students application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation type questions and not just those that test knowl edge and content base. Finally, she asked the teachers to expose their students to the information and let them demonstrate that they cannot do the work rather than teach ers assuming that the students cannot do it. By Canishka Alexander Michael Knowles of J.S. Johnson & Company, Ltd. was joined by two of his staff members on Oct. 18 to present four IBM computers to ACH Principal Ricardo Ferguson. Knowles, J.S. Johnsons Abaco Branch Manager, explained that several schools had been contacted, but it was ACH that showed the most interest in re ceiving the computers. Mr. Ferguson, its a pleasure on be half of J.S. Johnson to donate to you these four computers units, and we hope and trust that they will be useful and further education in Abaco, Knowles said. Mr. Ferguson thanked J.S. Johnson for the contribution and noted that it will go a long way in their use of technology at the school.J.S. Johnson donates computers to ACH FHA brings bullying prevention expert Mike Hall to Abaco -Press ReleaseIn early October, Forest Heights Academy brought well known American speaker Mike Hall to Abaco for a series of student workshops and speaking engage ments. Mr. Hall is a leading teen motivational speaker and bullying prevention expert that shares his no-nonsense, very personal stories in the hopes of encourag ing young men and women to be their very best. He spoke to the students on their level, bringing them into his world where he believes that everyone can go from zero to hero. He focused on developing each stories that demonstrated why they should not let one experience or one relationship to feel like they are part of a community and encouraged older students to reach out to younger students in small ways to make everyday life at school a more enjoyable experience. Mike shared his central theme that life is a gift, and no matter what life God has given us, we need to be thankful for our gifts. He encouraged young people to appreciate the gift of diversity and to be thankful that God didnt make us all exactly the same. The students were encour aged to use their individual gifts to become heroes on their campus. Mike also presented to the students of Cyber Learning Center, Angels Academy, Hope Town Primary School and St. Fran cis de Sales Catholic School. After each speaking engagement he presented students Please see Bullying Page 19 Above: the staff of J.S. Johnson after making their presentation of computers to ACH Prin cipal Ricardo Ferguson.

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November 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 Abaco Marine Props Propellers Reconditioned & RehubbedPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Brass Stainless AluminumSandblasting & Marine grade welding on Stainless and AluminumCertified Propeller Repair TechnicianThe ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas Sids Food StoreGroceries Toiletries SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Frozen Meat Dry and Canned Goods Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 October 15 AnswersAcross 3. CONSTITUTIONBahamas ____________ Party 4. FROWNDoing this uses more muscles than smiling. 8. ABRACADABRAMagician's favourite word. 10. DECIMALMove this to the right and it makes the number larger. 12. PERSPIRETo sweat. 15. NATIONALFree __________ Movement 17. HIDEOUSExceedingly ugly or repulsive. 18. FIREWOODCollected for a campsite, the drier the better. Down 1. ELECTRICIANProfessional 2. DISCOVERY______ Day; Pre viously Columbus Day, now All-heroes. 5. PRESCHOOLSMinister of Ed ucation has promised Abaco will received three of these over the next four year. 6. GASThis was 75 cents cheaper on October 5. 7. MADNESSSummer _______, Across 1. _________ and Medals. 4. Large waves make these peo ple happy. 6. A widespread school problem. 8. Pond that local Rotary and Interact clubs have pledged to beautify. 10. October Storm the Georgia Bulldogs in 2012. 12. ________ View Park, badly damaged area in Dundas Town. 14. _______ Island, site of this years' Optimist National Championships. 16. The "K" in 5K. 18. American holiday celebrated in November.Down 2. "________ Out;" A common Junkanoo practice. 3. Result of heavy rains and storm surges. 5. An action you do in the water; something business owners check at the end of each day. 7. An effective screening method for breast cancer. 9. One type of auction. 13. Hurricanes ranked by ________. 17. "Gobble gobble" a popular show on Abaco put on by James Catalyn. 9. FEAR"_______ and Loath ing in Las Vegas" a book by Hunter S. Thompson. 11. LIBERALProgressive __________ Party 13. INFLATIONGood for a baloon but bad for money. 14. PINKLip colour, especially a conch's. 16. POITIERThis Bahamian was Award.

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian November 1, 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 Insights for your InnerspringOrganizational Architecture Part 2: Case study Barry-WehmillerSubmitted by Whitney Bain No one goes into business to fail. No one intentionally turns away customers from his or her business. Everyone tries to put their best foot forward when present ing their products or services. If this is the case, why then are some not getting the results that they desire? Is it because they do not have enough money? Perhaps they dont have the right connections? I dare declare that it could be something else alto gether. It could very well be that their for mula is all wrong. I do not purport to know exactly why so many fail or experience mediocrity in their businesses. However, I would like to discuss some possible ways that can help persons avoid the slippery slope of failure and mediocrity, if they fol low the model I am about to suggest. In the last issue I addressed structure and strategy as well as building roadmaps and frameworks for organizations, entrepreneurs and churches. In this issue I wish to focus on a company which is a model of operational excellence, strong human and business philosophy and right perspectives. The multi-national conglom erate, Barry-Wehmiller, is a corporation of nine companies. Transitioning from a business focused on plant assets and ma chinery to one focused on people and their enormous ability for creativity, industry and excellence; it has come to enjoy favor able growth over the years. Bob Chapman calls this a focus on the soft side of business. You see, it is not the machines that bring about excellence in your business or church operations, but its the people who operate the machinery and systems in those organizations. Barry-Wehmillers focus is on Truly Human Leadership where value is created for all stakeholders; that is, cli ents, team members, bankers, communi ties, suppliers etc. Years ago I read that whenever an employee in the Barry-Wehmiller organi zation did something noteworthy, a letter from the company was sent to that per sons family stating what it was they did and how important that contribution was to the overall operations and ultimate success of the company. When I read that I was Was it necessary? Was this even appropriate? All these questions bombarded my mind initially. Then I understood: their view of that action was that by showing not just the employee, but also their family members that level of respect, it not only created loyalty Opinion

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November 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 riage they have a better chance of having one themselves. If we are sending 90% of the people home at night not feeling valued and we see the issues we face as a coun try today, we in business (business lead ers) are creating that issue; because we see people as objects to our success and not as human beings. Bob Chapman. Astounding, isnt it? Barry-Wehm illers people-centric leadership seeks to send their employees home with a sense of create better conditions at home, thereby positively impacting even the society. In this model everyone wins, and indeed em Opinion on behalf of the employee but also elevated the employee in the eyes of his family and endeared the family to the business. When you really think about it, your entire fam ily is married to your job, profession or business! The demands of the job, business or church often come before them without you even thinking about it. Believe it or not, we spend more time at work with coworkers than we do with our spouse and children or even attending church. Bob Chapman, the CEO of Barry-Wehmiller believes that business organizations are the single most powerful force that can change the world as we know it. He contends that more in the society, businesses have more time to mould and shape the society through the sheer amount of time that employees spend on the job. He further stated that; If we treat people with dignity and respect through our leadership model to show that they matter, and they go home feeling good about them selves; they are going to go home and treat their family better because they feel valued themselves. If they treat their spouse bet ter, their children are going to see a loving marriage. And if they see a loving mar ployees of other companies outside of the Barry-Wehmiller Corporation should win as well, however; this is clearly not the case. Management vs. Human Leader ship Is it possible that we, as human be ings, could have been much farther ahead had we applied human leadership to our institutions as opposed to the use of management over the years? Let us take a closer look at these two terms. According to Wikipedia management is described as follows: management in all business and organizational activities is the act of getting people together to accomplish desired goals and objectives using available resources leading or directing, and controlling an or ganization (a group of one or more people or entities) or effort for the purpose of ac complishing a goal. scribes not only the term management but or enhancement being given to those peo ple (beyond compensation of course) who are being drawn together for this purpose; clearly in many instances it does so in a multiplicity of ways. This system of un is what we have been using for centuries, and let me hasten to add here that you get out what you put in. Am I putting the entire history of mankind and their approach to organizing their affairs on trial? Maybe. I do believe that it would be most were to be looked at from a different perspective. So, what is human leadership? that Bob Chapman uses to describe this ap proach: 1. Create an environment where everyone matters . People are allowed to discover their gifts, share their gifts and then be recognized for the contribution they make. 2. Build a common vision that an swers why persons are coming together and how such a collaboration will provide value for all stakeholders. Mr. Chapman terms it Truly Human Leadership = Peo ple (people exist around a common vision), Purpose (Why are we coming together?), Performance (creating value for all stake holders). 3. Acknowledge excellence and communicate it throughout the entire organization as well as with the persons fam ily. Regarding this point Mr. Chapman says, take a light and shine it in all corners of your organization. Look for the good ness in them (being your employees); once found hold up that good behavior, share it with the family (send notes home). 4. Create value. On this point Mr. Chapman emphasized that we can change this world if we understand the joy of lead ership look at those people under our care, help them to have a successful life their gifts, be appreciated for doing so and go home with a sense that they matter). Considering all that has been said, I the fair distribution of value, recognition and resources for the producer and those who enable that production. Please see Innerspring Page 18

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian November 1, 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 Place a Business Classied ONLY $ 45 per issue for black & white Call for DISCOUNTED price on 6 or More issues or color option prices. Contact Us 367-3200 or email abaconiannews@gmail.com WANT MORE BUSINESS? Abaco Glass CompanyWindow Glass and Mirrors Cut and Installed Commercial Store Fronts Installed and ReplacedDon MacKay Blvd. 367-2442 Yale Windows Big Cat Equipment 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: en-GBen-GB GRASS GRASS GRASS en-GBen-GBWe Now Have en-GBSODen-GBfor Immediateen-GB Located Don MacKay Blvd en-GBand Airporten-GBPhone 367-2431 Marsh Harbouren-GB Mon Sat 7:30 5 Sun 10 5en-GB Visa and MasterCard Accepted Church Party in the Da Backyard held at Change MinistriesBy Samantha Evans The month of October was celebrated by the members of Change Ministries In ternational as their Pastors tenth pastoral anniversary. Pastor Samuel Cornish de cided to have a month of celebration to give back to the community. On Friday, October 12, the church held their second celebratory event at the church which they penned Party in the Da Backyard. Persons from the church and the larger community rented booths and sold items. The money made went to the vendor. The day began at 11 a.m. with people out in the churchs parking lot setting up booths to serve food, cakes, coconut cake and other coconut desserts, crafts and other household dcor items, conch salad and conch fritters, drinks and pastries. A bouncing castle was also on hand for the smaller children. Beginning at 4 p.m., a gospel concert was held that ended at 12 midnight. On the agenda to perform were Mr. Lynx, New Entry Band, Change Ministries Praise Team, and DJ Counselor. Over the past ten years the church has achieved a lot, they said, and they look forward to doing much more in the next ten years. Some of the accomplishments they wished to highlight were: starting their school which caters to children up to K-5, experiencing healing and Gods true power, shingling the roof of Soul Saving Min istries after it was damaged from Hurri cane Irene, growing from eleven members to a following of 900, and they have a fully functional, debt-free worship center. They have one more celebratory give away for the pastoral anniversary service which will be held on November 4 at 11 a.m. Opinion Innerspring From Page 17 Confucius lived from about 551-479 BCE and in one of his famous writings he said the path for learning greatness is to illuminate the goodness in man, to bring out what is best in people, and to achieve the highest excellence. These words seem quite descriptive of what Barry-Wehmiller has been doing over the years. Confucius went on to say that from the supreme rul er down to the mass of the people, all must consider the cultivation of the person the root of everything else. When the root is neglected, what springs from it cannot be well ordered. What is of great importance cannot be slightly cared for, nor can what is of slight importance be greatly cared for. Even the ancients recognized the value of placing things in the right order and having balance. As companies, churches, institu tions and as a nation, could it be that many of our societal ills are as a direct result of our focus being in the wrong area? In closing, I would encourage you as students, business owners, pastors, and leaders of various industries/organizations, to study the Barry-Wehmiller company. There are many impactful presentations and enlightening interviews that can be Their website address is http://www1.bar ry-wehmiller.com/. In the next issue we will resume our focus on the book The Magic of Thinking BIG by delving into chapter 4 How to Think BIG. School & Youth News with Zero to Hero wristbands and infor mation cards that allow students to follow him on his blog, website, Facebook and twitter. While on Abaco, Mike fully em braced Bahamian culture; experiencing our food, a golf cart tour of Elbow Cay and the excellent hospitality of locals. A big thank you goes out to all of the Principals that helped to coordinate with FHA to schedule Mike to speak to the most Abaconian stu dents possible. You can get more informa tion on Mike Hall at www.mikeisspeaking. comBullying From Page 14 -Press ReleaseOn October 10, Tennessee Bowe, Sr. Lender at Fidelity Banks Marsh Har bour Branch, made a courtesy call to the Moores Island All Age School in Moores Island, Abaco. Fidelity Bank, recognized the need for the school to have proper communications, and agreed to donate a new combination fax, copier and scanner to the school. Ms. Bowe noted that Fidelity is proud to assist Ms. Cooper and her staff as they work tirelessly to educate our rising lead ers on the out islands. Ms. Cooper was very grateful to Fidelity Bank in respond ing to their needs, and to Ms. Bowe for her personal service. Fidelity Bank is a full service retail bank located locally in the Abaco Shopping Centre, assisting customers from all parts of Abaco, with branches also in Freeport and Nassau. Fidelity donates to Moores Island SchoolAbove: Fidelity Bank Sr. Lender, Tennessee Bowe, makes a presentation of an all-in-one printer/copier/fax machine to Ms. Cooper and Moores Island All Age School. Above: Mike Hall presents to the students about bullying.Advertise wit Us! 242-367-3200abaconiannews@gmail.com and Twitter.

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November 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 19 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. 2 large screened porch, dock, like new. $1500 a week. www.abacoislandcottage.com www. vrbo.com/234798 for reviews. 2 bed, 2 bath, fully furnished, washer/dryer, Central A/C, SS Appliances. OR 1 bed, 1 bath, fully furnished, A/C, use of wash & security required. Call Gwen @ 365-0600, 375-6680 or 475-3394 Guana Cay, 2 bed, 1 bath apt, fully furnished & equipped. $1,100/mo. Also available by the week. Call 904-982-2762 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color highlight on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com NEW COLOR OPTIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIFIEDCall 367-3200 Fax 367-3677Long Beach, beautiful Ocean views, 3-bed 2-bath home for rent, short walk to beach. Ful ly equipped with linens and kitchen utensils. $1500/month. Call 577-0277. Marsh Harbour, Cove Estate, 3 bed, 2.5 bath, fully furnished with pool. $1600 p/m. Call 475-4848 Marsh Harbour, Sky Developers 2 bed/1 bath, furnished, with A/C, washer and drier, water included, $1100/mo. Call Mrs. Green at 367-2660 Marsh Harbour, Stede Bonnet Rd. Quiet neighborhood, centrally located. 2 Bedroom, 2 bath, central A/C, 10 ceilings. Unfurnished. $1,000 p/month. Call 577-0309 Marsh Harbour, 2 bed, 2 bath home, central A/C, fenced yard, 13KW generator. $1500 per month. Call 786-322-0847 or 786-787-7875 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Duplex for sale. (2) 2 bed, 2 bath, fully furnished. For more details call 475-4848 Scotland Cay, Private Island Rare opportu nity, paved 3400 airstrip, paved roads, marina, tropical lagoon & miles of beaches. Beautiful Hawaiian designed HOUSE sits on 1/2 ac of lushly landscaped RIDGE TOP with spectacu lar views of Ocean coral reefs AND Caribbean Bay. Wraparound deck, diesel gen. 24,000g cistern, sleeps 8. Priced well below appraised value at $324k US. 850-962-1077 or Deb bieWP@att.net Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale residential Lot, overlooking Sea of Abaco, near Radio Abaco,Lot # 09 G. 6,835 square feet. Call 559 8553 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 2 bed, 2 bath, fully furnished $1,000 per month. Call 475-4848 Treasure Cay, 1 bed, 1 bath partially furnished apt; washer & water included. Only steps away from beach. $750/m. Call 365-9226 after 6pm MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE VEHICLES FOR SALE Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color high light on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE 17 Mitz Skiff, (1), with 40HP Yamaha en gines. $10,000 each. For more information call 366-2275 custom hardtop & windshield with 250 HP Yamaha engine. Asking $20,000. Must Sell, make offer! Call 577-0340 Captain Choice 8.1H. For Sale $90,000. Call 242-2257689, 242-551-7917 or 242-475-2996. Marsh Harbour, Abaco Items for Sale, Employment, Services, Cars & Boats BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE ford Diesel Generators. Includes: Alumi num 65dBA enclosure, deepsea gprs remote control module, 200 gallon base fuel tank, 250amp automatic transfer switch, 1 or 3 phase, shipping & customs duties, 1 year/1000hr warranty 50% deposit, 10 week delivery. 30kw $19,589.00 60kw $23,960.00. CONTACT: Mr. Patrick Petty Carib Generators (242) 427-3749 / 323-1594 E: sales@caribgenera tors.com / patrick_ptty@yahoo.com MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE hood, tandem axel, Cat 3406B 400hp, 9 spd Eaton trans, 2x100 gal fuel tanks, jack-up 5th wheel, good clean truck. Call Cameron 577-6385 Tino SE Hatch back. 62,907 miles, 5 speed, right hand drive, radio, cd player, a/c. Excellent Cond. $8,200. Call 366-3027 Located in Nassau. Red, Standard Shift less than 18,000 miles and service on 8/10/2012. Owner leav ing country. Asking 19k ono. Call 557-8063 Brand New Combo for sale Never used, $1,500. (Approx $3,000 landed). Call 577-0277 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

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