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Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 11-15-2012
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November 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 22 NOVEMBER 15TH, 2012 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAIDWEST PALM BCH FLPermit NO 4595Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service Requested Historic landmark gone after centuries of inspiring aweHole-in-the-Wall was a geological marvel Hole-in-the-Wall, the famous and his toric landmark that jutted from the south ern tip of Abaco, has been forever altered. The distinctive arch that formed a bridge from the mainland out to the rocky tip was the victim of extremely strong surges cour tesy of Hurricane Sandy. What remains is a gap where the land-bridge once was suspended. White, un-weathered limestone now stands as a stark reminder of what once was. The Hole-in-the-Wall Lighthouse was not damaged during the storm. Effects of erosion and weathering could be seen on the arch at Hole-in-theWall for some time. Bright white limestone appeared as small chunks fell into the roaring ocean below. Many speculated that in another century or two the distinctive feature would be gone. This abrupt change, however, came as a shock. Sketches dating back to the 1800s clearly show that sailors of old were as captivated with the landmark as many Please see Hole Page 2 and descriptions of this natural formation go back centuries. This photo is courtesy of John Haestad.Kayak Challenge exposes paddlers to beauty of Abacos waterwaysAbove: a returning kayaker is met by a friendly dog just off from Petes Pub in Little Harbour. Sixty one kayakers and paddle boarders took to the sea that day. For more see page 11. By Timothy Roberts Police and the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue (MHVFR) reminding the police station. On Monday, November 5 a couple shanty town called The Mudd at about four in the afternoon and within a few hours there were as many as eight sepa rounding communities complained as the smoke stayed low and enveloped neigh borhoods. By six-O-clock in the evening two chief Matthew Key went into the Mudd and where persons were told to put out grove near Pops Animal Shelter on S.C. Bootle Hwy. spread and the MHVFR were called in to protect the shelter on multiple occasions. Fire Chief Danny Sawyer not ed the amount of diesel and man hours it We had on Sunday afternoon ten scene. Its very important to know you need permission before you burn and you Sawyer said.Please see Fires Page 2 Residents of the surrounding communities reported foul smelling smoke as post-hurricane debris was being burned.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian November 15, 2012 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com South Abaco visitors of today were. This rugged fea ture was one of the most stunning views and displays of natural beauty on Abaco or anywhere in The Bahamas. And while not nearly as easy to visit as Abacos many beaches, it had its tourist appeal as well for adventure seekers. Many local Abaconians marked the location as a favourite picnic site as well. The open ocean to the south and the crash ing water provided a dramatic reminder of what the island was before people settled it. The Hole-in-the-Walls feature, the arch, stood not only as a bridge from the main land to the southernmost point but also as a bridge between Abacos present and past. Despite its descriptive name, Holein-the-Wall was anything but empty. already began to crumble. This photo was taken roughly a week before Hurricane Sandy forever altered Abacos landscape. This photo is courtesy of Jack Bowers.Hole From Page 1 The Superintendent of Police for Ab aco, Noel Curry said We in the Police Department want to say in the strongest way possible to the public that it is against He added that persons wishing to Failure to do so will result in the full ex Fires From Page 1 See news happening? Contact The Abaconian 367-3200 orabaconiannews@gmail.com

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November 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 By Canishka Alexander Garnell Limperes continues to make worthwhile contributions on Abaco through the Island Waves: Patti Limperes Creative Community Cultural Centre and C4 Studio. In recent months, shes made meaningful contact with numerous inter national networks throughout the United States particularly in Florida, North Carolina, and Chicago, IL. In August of 2013, several interested artists, musicians, and handicraft artisans from The Bahamas will attend Goombay in Asheville, NC. However, despite the ex pansion of the Island Waves family worldwide, she has not forgotten her locally based team or the Island Waves Sierra Le one, West Africa Branch. According to Ms. Limperes, things are going great for the centre, and she is in the process of raising funds to travel to Sierra Leone. They contact us via Facebook and ing with them on Skype because we get to have that one on one interaction almost as Theyre most creative branches as of now rently theyre working on a documentary, so that we can gain more of an awareness for their culture, daily activities and in Central Abaco terests. Its extremely motivating to have such a strong support group throughout the As a self-motivated person, Ms. Limperes has fought her share of battles in her mission to lead by example while staying positive. As Ive plunged into this project, Ive started seeing life in a different perspective. No matter what happens, the mission is to lead by example. No one is perfect, but its about continuously trying to be a better person every moment, and by learning from your mistakes. In saying Garnell noted that many people are now visiting the centre, and gaining a better understanding of what is done there. As a family, she added that her colleagues are committed to the projects they are working on, obtaining leadership and communica tion skills, strengthening teamwork, and staying along the lines of the empowerment approach. Ms. Limperes explained the empow erment approach. According to her: The empowerment approach is, in a nutshell, the con cept of remaining positive and focusing more on keeping each other motivated in reaching towards our goals. Many times we are unaware that we spend more time in society thinking negatively upon others as well as ourselves, expecting the worst of a situation, which is a waste on our God given energy. We should be focused more on unit ing and working together to better our communities, families, and personal lives instead of bringing each other down and not supporting each others ventures on the Last month, Garnell Limperes and her colleagues put together a Haunted House for Halloween with the children in mind. Detailed attention was given to their costumes, and props were set up throughout the centre to add to the suspense and drama. As the holiday season approaches, the Island Waves team is planning for a Christmas event, and although she was close-mouthed on the details, a visit from Santa Claus and a few of his North Pole friends can be expected. Assisting Ms. Limperes on an onShanishka Bain-Cambridge, vice president Glitter Me Dazzle studio of Make Up & Photography, which is now a part of C4 Island Waves continues contributions to community(Creative Community Cultural Centre) beats and plays piano. Additionally, she was pleased to anopen now. The music/recording studio and photography studio are housed in the same building as the centre and has a deck for outdoor events. The centre also offers gar dening, volunteer work, music, photogra phy, dancing, writing, music lessons and art classes. Above: Garnell Limperes has been making an impact in Abaco with her Cummunity Centre.

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian November 15, 2012 White Sound, Elbow CayFULL SERVICE MARINA WATERFRONT VILLAS For local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.comBahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun.Enjoy a delicious dinner with usSea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Happy Hour Daily 5 pm 6 pmOpen Year RoundCome lounge at The Helm, our indoor barBoat House Restaurant OFFERING SPECIAL MARINA RATES$500 a month for vessels 50 feet or more $300 a month for vessels under 50 feetSpecial effective from August 2012 to February 28, 2013 Central Abaco Community supports Monica Adderley Fun Run/Walk By Canishka Alexander In honour of Monica Adderley, who is a seven-year cancer survivor, members of the Abaco community participated in the 3rd Annual Monica Adderley Fun Run/ Walk event on November 3. Organized by the Anglican Church Anglican Church, the walk/run event took place at 6:30 a.m. that morning from St. Archer Circle, which is commonly called the airport roundabout. soned athletes could begin the four-mile the gathering. Fifty three people partici pated. During the presentation of trophies, Francis de Sales School. Meanwhile, Pas 50 male category, and Evelyn Smith was With the race behind them, partici pants shared that they had supported the event on behalf of cancer survivors they knew, and in some instances, for those All in all, they agreed that it was a good cause, and encouraged others to sup port future events. Participants were also given a free blood pressure and sugar level check-up. Of course, Ms. Adderley was very pleased. While thanking everyone for their support, she admitted that walking is com fortable for her, so she enjoyed the walk. Additionally, she acknowledged her family for their great support toward her. some, awesome family. I have some sisters even though theyre far away they know when I need to talk and my phone will go off. I have friends and my church members always there for me always. get down some days, and you still need that Remaining positive has been key in her battle against cancer, Ms. Adderley admitted.Hurricane damages Cancer Society Thrift ShopBy Jennifer Hudson The Abaco Cancer Society Thrift Shop, located next to Abaco Groceries, was severely damaged during Hurricane Sandy. The north eastern end of the build ing was blown in and consequently much wind and water damage was done to the wall and ceiling of the building and the en tire stock was ruined. Cancer Society volunteers spent con siderable time clearing up the mess left by the hurricane. Since the building has been rendered unusable at present, the thrift shop will remain closed until further no tice. It is hoped that by the New Year the building will have undergone repairs and the thrift shop will reopen. The Abaco Cancer Society wishes to thank Randy Key who so kindly donated the use of the building, all the people who have so generously donated items and all of our faithful customers. All monies raised from the Thrift Shop go towards as sisting cancer patients with airfares to the location of their treatments and so they will endeavor to be up and running as soon as possible. they are ready to receive donations again and the shop is ready to reopen.Older Persons Movie and Luncheon sees record attendance By Canishka Alexander Approximately 100 senior citizens attended the Department of Social Ser vices Older Persons Month 2012 Annual Movie and Luncheon at Friendship Tab ernacle Church on October 23. The event was embraced by the theme: Longevity First in the line of speakers was Charlamae Fernander, assistant director of Social Services, who gave the welcome address. She said the theme simply illus trated that the future cannot be separated from the past. We have many years among us, so we had to have had some value because the Lord put us here, of course, and [we have] something to give to the commu nities of Abaco and something to give to hopefully on what happens in the future because it is one continuous line, and we Fernander added that it was a worth Please see Elders Page 7 Cedar Harbour. She was rewarded for be prizes were given to the oldest man, and the person who had the most grandchil dren.

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November 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 MenuSoupWild Rice Turkey SoupTurkey sauteed with herbs and wild rice and served with pumpkin dinner roll SaladHoliday Apple SaladTopped with walnutsEntreesHerb Turkey........... $30.00Mustard Crusted Prime Rib.......... $36.00 Cajun Grouper.......... $35.00 Topped with creamy lemon dill sauceEntrees served with choice of sweet potato and parsnip mash or oven baked red pepper risotto and steamed asparagus with Bernaise SauceDessertWalnut Apple PieTopped with whipped cream and caramelGratuity not included! For reservations contact us by VHF Channel 16 or by Phone: 366-0065HAPPY THANKSGIVING Invites you to our Thanksgiving Dinner22nd November, 2012Time 6:00pm to 9:00pm For local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.comwhile effort to bring everyone together, and although they had expected 80 peo ple to attend the event, their expectations were certainly exceeded. The seniors in attendance represented communities from Crown Haven to Sandy Point. During his remarks, Abaco Chris tian Council President Stephen Knowles was reminded of the old-time hymns that were frequently sung yet we hardly hear them anymore. In a similar fashion, he pointed out that the contributions of the Central Abaco elderly often go unheard as well. Pastor Knowles suggested that se niors be recognized for their contribu tions, and given an opportunity to encour age and provide advice to troubled youth. He emphasized that our seniors are truly the jewels of The Bahamas. Next, Bishop Lernis Cornish, one of the advisory committee members for Social Services, led in songs of praise and a prayer over the gathering. He said that it is always good to work together in our communities, and that we ought to be thankful to Social Services for the work that its employees do.Elders From Page 6 Meanwhile, Pastor Silbert Mills of Friendship Tabernacle greeted the seniors as well before they watched the movie depicted the life of a young woman who decided to devote her life to God, but along the way she loses the people clos est to her. Although her faith is pushed to the limit on many occasions, she remains steadfast by helping others. Toward the end of her life, she is able to enjoy the fruits of her labour. During the luncheon, Estelle Pin der, an advisory committee member from Sandy Point, spoke about her enjoyment of the event. She encouraged the audience members to continue talking to their off spring and to lead them on the right path. provided gospel rake n scrape entertain ment with a grater and knife. sell from Cedar Harbour was the oldest person, and she received a prize. Interest ingly, she was born in Cuba to Bahamian parents, but spent most of her life grow ing up in The Bahamas. Fernander thanked all corporate sponsors namely the Friendship Taber nacle Church, Rotary Club of Abaco, and Chad Sawyer. Valerie Dean, director of Rotarys community service, and Dwayne Wal las, Rotary president, were pleased to see the camaraderie of the seniors at the luncheon. Wallas said that since the for mation of the Rotary Club on Abaco they Above: Some of those being honoured at the elders luncheon sitting together for the meal. fashioned entertainment with a grater and butter knife as she sings a few spiritual hymns. have been involved with these types of has been their biggest so far. I try to reach as many people as I can, and you know my motto alone Both Wallas and Dean used the op portunity to invite people to join them as Rotarians. We are looking for people who are interested and who have the same interest at heart in serving their community. Ser assured. We need people who are willing to come out and work to make a differ ence in peoples lives. That is what we want to do in our community make a

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian November 15, 2012 From the Editor's Desk // Tides Order The Abaconian TodayJUNE 2012Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail or Tel # 24 issues US$ or B$ Above subscription is a gift from: $45 USA via 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas via surface $20 to Abaco US$65 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: 2022 Aero Circle, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32168 or: P.O. Box AB 20213, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below Why subscribe?The Abaconian will keep you informed on issues such as: Master Card VisaWE NOW EXCEPT MASTER CARD/VISA 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 Pretty much any Abaconian worth their weight in wrecked-goods can re peat the government produced statis tics back to you: third largest economy in The Bahamas, the fastest growing and the highest rate of return visitors. Were a gem, a jewel of the archipel ago and weve consistently outpaced and outshone our brothers and sisters from other parts of our country. But why? What sets us apart? And how can we maintain this breakneck pace that seems to be woven throughout our heritage? And how do we maintain and what many are seeing as the decay of our culture and competitiveness? If the tide is indeed going out, if the wind is being let out of our sails, what must we do to hold our ground? I think it starts with acknowledg ing our past. It starts with those who came before us and the lessons they can teach us. We can start by looking at our grandparents. For most of you reading, your grandparents grew up in a very dif ferent Abaco. They saw it transform from a lowly island community, one of many scattered across the Empire, to a tourist-driven economic powerhouse. watching as their children and grand children took up the mantle of the ser vice industry to build resorts and mari nas along the shores they once hauled their catches. but content life. Ours come because weve been trained to in our jobs. Im not saying one lifestyle is bet ter over the other. Obviously we have which we have built for ourselves. At the best of times our lifes a beach, just look at our island in the nineties and early 2000s. But when the tide starts coming in, as it seems to have been for the past few years, our sand castles suddenly dont look too sturdy. Suddenly our grandparents lives look less stressful. Their stories, rendered in our minds as idyllic fantasies of sculling your boat to woo your gal on the next cay over and eating boiled extended family seem like what we should be striving for. But we cant forget what our grandparents were striving for. They were striving to build us a future. Many could not predict what our nation would become, what it is be coming, but they had lessons to instill in us. Hard work, self-reliance and a hard nose were some lessons. But gen erosity, community and respect were others. They gave us the tools, despite farming and carpentry, to build our selves a grander future. They gave us the tools to build our sand castles. And maybe that tide will continue coming in. Maybe it will threaten to wash away much of what weve built in the last few decades: the resorts, the retail shops, the service industries. But weve been instilled with lessons of our grandparents. We know how to get back to work. How to rebuild. How to survive. Our sandcastles might be frag ile, but we are not. Our economy and our society are threatened with prob lems. Many problems. But if we can remember how hard our grandparents worked, how much they bore through, and if we applied a fraction of that today we could accomplish fantastic things. I ask you to look at the problems we face today. What can you do to make our island a better place for our grandchildren? What lessons from our grandparents can we use to overcome? What can we do to convince ourselves that, despite the changing tides, we are still strong swimmers?Calendar of Events (postponed) Abaco Beach Resort

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November 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Enough is Enough As a young Bahamian, I have reached my breaking point. I am very discouraged when I gaze upon what is becoming of my country and my fellow citizens. Recently, I had an awful experience with a captain at a ferry boat operation and it opened my eyes to what an utter disgrace my country has become and drove me to writing this letter. No its not to bash the ferry service, nor is it a political jab, but an expression of my deep concern for the development, or lack there-of, of my country. Many of us sit at home and complain about the many incidents happening on our island, but very little of us try to speak up and do anything to stop, or prevent it. Many of us are sitting around waiting for promises they have already led us to be lieve they will provide, however its hard to keep faith in them when most of them, fortunes. We all know the issue of illegal im migrants has gotten completely and utterly out of control, to say the least. My experi ence at the ferry was caused, solely, on the fact that there are an outrageous amount of these immigrants traveling about search ing for jobs. Where are our Immigration legally? There is nothing wrong with individ uals trying to make a better life for them selves, but when it becomes a detriment to our country, something drastic needs to happen. Us as Bahamian business own ers and homeowners are partly to blame for the ominous amounts of immigrants because were the ones giving them jobs. doing. There are way too many unem ployed Bahamians looking for work for us to be hiring these immigrants. So, in my opinion, there is one simple solution dont hire them. The money they make is not going back into circulation, it being the Bahamian economy. Everywhere I look, all around Abaco, I cant help but notice how were plummet ing, at a very rapid pace. It seems to me now that government is catering to these immigrants. Allowing them to squat on our land, when Bahamians all have to pay taxes And what about the dual language signs? Is that very necessary? Thats ba sically giving them an invite to stay and ruin the image of our land. You seem to have forgotten that these same immigrants youre basically welcoming here are maktaking our jobs, our money, our land, and in way too many cases, our lives. Oh, and cant forget our piece of minds. If this keeps going the way it is then ten years from now this generations chil dren will not be able to have the freedom I did when I was growing up on the islands. By then the crime rate will have acceler ated to new highs and it will no longer be safe for children to be outside playing by them selves. Perhaps this same attention being paid to the immigrants can be paid to say, the education of the Bahamians that is so desperately needed and desired. Per haps incidents like mine recently will be practically non-existent if Bahamians were given the privilege of having a better education than we get now. We will have more pride in our work because we will have pride in our country and feel like we can make something of our lives on this island, other than the dead-end road that we seem to be travel ing on. Please let us come together as the strong community we know we are and take back what is ours. Bahamians are too prideful of individuals to allow our country to be taken over by these undeserving immigrants. -A discouraged citizen. Letters to the Editor Hurricane Sandy in Moores Island In the city most residents cannot fathom moving from point A to B with out a car. Unlike city dwellers, Out Island residents use boats as their basic mode of transportation to sustain themselves and their families and in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, unequivocally, Moores Is land is in dire need of a berth for its boats. During Hurricane Sandy the only al ing their boats was to use the shoreline, their yards or the mangroves. When most were indoors away from danger, some of ty of their boats remained on them during the hurricane. So even though, it was dangerous to be out to sea, the fear of losing the boat was an even greater concern. For people that work so hard, the powers that be ought to ensure that proper docking facilities are in place. I have been told that this has been a cry of the locals for years now! During the 2012 election campaign in Moores Island the establishment of a birth for boats on the island was a promise made to the Please see Letters Page 18

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian November 15, 2012 Central Abaco Christian Counselling Center Walk successful in its second yearBy Canishka Alexander The 2nd Annual Christian Counsel on November 10 at the BAIC Park. Partic ipants were greeted by members from the center to register for the 5K or 10K walk/ run event, and they received free T-shirts. Following a prayer by Anthony Swain, runners were asked to take their places at the front of the line while those who opted to walk brought up the rear. The route took them to the Shervin Ar cher Circle (airport roundabout) and back around to the BAIC Park. During the event, Pastor Derek Ben jamin of New Vision Ministries, one of the runners, held the lead for a good portion before he was overtaken by Adrian Whylly and Brent Cartwright. The runners commented that it had been a great run because of the favourable weather and because the event had been well put together. Meanwhile, Courtnee Romer led the female run ners after inching past Kimberly Roberts. At the end of the walk/run event, Margaret Smith, a counselor, said the to raise awareness of the Christian Coun existence on Abaco, and that overall, the mission of CCC is to help people who are hurting. Above: organizers and volunteers at the CCC Walk/Run event. Secondly, she pointed out that as a ditional ways to generate more funds for the center. The third aim is to promote health, which includes the physical, emo tional, spiritual and mental aspects of it. Were here to address the needs of Commenting on the event itself, she added: Its fun, its great to come out early to see the people, and its great to participate. Were just really pleased with the people who support us, and we want to Smith was also a participant and de scribed the walk as invigorating. She said it was also a good time to fellowship with those around her. The Marsh Harbour Po lice Department also showed their support which ensured that the participants were kept safe. Although there are no more scheduled fundraising events for the year, the center continues with its Parenting with Purpose program, and Dr. David Allen visits Abaco on a monthly basis for his seminars. Next year, the Christian Counselling Center will host a Golf Tournament. For more information on the Chris Above and left: the top three female competitors (Leazona Richard, Courtnee Romer and Kimberly Roberts.) Above and right: the top three male runners (Brent Cartwright, Adrian Whylly and Derek Benjamin.

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November 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 Central Abaco the Marsh Harbour Police Department and downtown Marsh Harbour patrolling the business district. According to Supt. Noel the Abaco District have beefed up their patrols of the downtown community and the local communities. He explained that these efforts are to enhance their patrols in order to ensure the safety of the Abaco communities as we approach the Yuletide season. The Christmas and holiday seasons have, in the past, brought an uptick in busi ness break-ins. It is hoped the enhanced will provide adequate deterrence. Police beef up patrols in business district South Abaco 61 paddle out in second Kayak Challenge By Jennifer Hudson The second annual Kayak Challenge, which was held on November 3 and start ed at Petes Pub in Little Harbour, was a very successful event bringing together a large group of people in support of the Abaco Cancer Society and Friends of the Environment (FRIENDS). A total of 44 to paddle for this very worthy cause. In addition to the entry fee each person was asked to raise at least $100 in sponsorship and all proceeds were split between the Abaco Cancer Society and Friends of the Environment. highlighted the Snake Cay Creeks and the 52 paddlers battled weather which could not have been worse. This year, however, the powers that be smiled upon the event and the weather could not have been better for the 61 paddlers. The area highlighted this year was the Bight of Old Robinson, an area which was described by Kristin Williams, Executive Director of FRIENDS, as incredibly beautiful and encompassing more than ten Blue Holes. The Bight of Old Robinson has the highest Three courses of differing lengths Above: the kayakers and paddle boarders begin their expedition starting in Little Harbour. A Pig Roast and Petes Pub style festivities awaited their return. Please see Kayak Page 14

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian November 15, 2012 THE HOLIDAYS ARE ALMOST HERE!! en-GBThere are only en-GB2en-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: 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 Real Estate Sales & Private Rental Homeswww.HopeTown.com T info@hopetown.com(w) 1.242.366.0224 (us) 1.561.208.8369 (f) 1.242.366.0434Service You Deserve. People You Can Trust. HOPE TOWN HIDEAWAYS South Abaco catered to all abilities of paddlers. A 3 mile course went from Little Harbour to Bridges Cay and back, an 8 mile course proceeded through the Bight of Old Rob inson across the Bay and back over the blue holes while the most energetic pad dlers covered a 15 mile course which went out to the end of Lynyards Cay to Wilson City and back round through the creeks. All paddlers were asked to begin by 8 a.m. and those on the shortest course began returning around 11 a.m. while those travelling the furthest distance did Kayak From Page 11 not arrive back until almost 2 p.m. For most of the paddlers this was the they all came back extolling their awe some beauty. In fact, they all found it paddlers who signed up for the shorter courses were inspired to go further and see more, so they all ended up travelling further distances than originally planned. Although the weather was calm and the day was perfect they still found it chal lenging coming around the point into the cut. One person capsized but was able to get back on and continue and the whole event came off without any problems. Two chase boats kept a close eye on all participants and provided water while two EMS personnel with an ambulance waited on standby all day, for which the organizers were very grateful, but fortu nately their services were not needed. Alcindor McIntosh, a student at Ab aco Central High School, kayaked the 8 mile course. He returned with a big smile on his face looking very relaxed and not at all tired after paddling for three hours. a kayak. He was loaned a kayak by FRIENDS with whom he is an intern aspiring to study marine biology upon leaving school. Although he described the trip as brutal coming back past the headlands he coped well with it as he is a shot put and discus athlete. He was thrilled to have seen sev eral turtles during his trip and he encour ages others to try it next year. Brent Cartwrights entire fam ily joined in the event. He and his wife, Layna, paddled one kayak with their sixyear-old daughter, Carter, on-board while her twin brother, Hunter, paddled his own kayak. They originally signed up for the three-mile course because Hunter was de termined to do the course all by himself but once out there they decided it was so pretty they did not want to turn back and so paddled a full eight miles. This, of course, proved rather too much for a sixyear-old and so Hunter had to be towed some of the way but they all agreed it was well worth it. Not only did the paddlers have a great day but also all the supporters who went to cheer them on. Everyone enjoyed the days beach party at Petes Pub where Above: a paddle-boarder returning from her voyage. The second annual kayak challenge Please see Kayak Page 15

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November 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 South Abaco a pig roast and lively music by the Goat Peppers Band added to the festive atmo sphere. Several Abaco Island Artists showcased their work which included art work, jewellery and other knickknacks and they donated part proceeds to the two charities. T-shirts were also on sale bearing a very attractive design created especially for the occasion by artist Marjolein Scott. During the afternoon the children had fun paddle boarding in the harbour and par ticipating in games on the beach. Kristin Williams, Executive Direc tor of FRIENDS, paddle boarded a dis tance of between eight and ten miles. This is very taxing as it entails standing up the entire time but Williams says that she prefers paddle boarding as it enables the paddler to see more and she was able to spot over 50 turtles and several sharks and rays. She was thrilled that so many people had seen the creeks area. This is part of the Abaco Creeks National Park Proposal and I was so pleased for people to see why we are trying to protect it. We are not proposing to stop people going into the creeks but our proposal is to protect this habitat against large social development. We want the locals to know what beauty is there and it was wonderful to see the reaction of people seeing these creeks for the event and it was very uplifting experi Kayak From Page 14 Marjolein Scott, Vice President of the Abaco Cancer Society, who kayaked after seeing the Cancer Society Thrift Shop in shambles after the hurricane she was delighted to see so many supporters out for the event especially just a week after the storm. She wished to express special thanks to behind the scenes men Chris Higgs, Adam Lawrence and Ed ward Scott, who worked so hard haul ing kayaks from Marsh Harbour to Little Harbour, moving tables for the artists, marking routes for the paddlers and giv ing much encouragement to everyone. Kristin Williams said that this joint Society and Friends of the Environment ing towards a healthy environment and healthy lifestyles. We look forward to next year when we hope to once again paddle in the Bight of Old Robinson and we will mark out a different route so that we can explore more of this amazing area. This is the only kayak challenge in the Bahamas and we hope that this will become a big national event with people from other islands participating and hope fully one day becoming as big as the The organizers wish to thank all of the sponsors and everyone who partici pated in this wonderful event in any way. Schooner Bay team cleans up Crossing Rocks CausewayFollowing Hurricane Sandy, the highway heading south had a large accu mulation of debris. This situation made the road both unsightly and a hazard to motor ists. Volunteers representing the Schooner Bay Community in South Abaco joined together to make a difference. The group of clean-up volunteers formed two groups. The two teams de cided to compete with other to see who could perform their share of the clean up of the 3/4 mile stretch of road. Both teams worked quickly towards this center, re moving debris all along the way. The clean up was a success. The stretch of highway is now safer and more aesthetically pleasing thanks to the efforts of the volunteers. Above: a volunteer team from Schooner Bay along the Crossing Rocks Causeway on the South Abaco Highway. The team spent the day removing debris from the highway that was left after Hurricane Sandy.

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian November 15, 2012 en-GBDr. Rashida Brown-Clarke; en-GB Psychiatryen-GB Please call for dateen-GB Dr. Charles Diggis:en-GB General Surgery/Lap Band Surgeryen-GB Please call for datesen-GB Dr. Arthur Clarke: en-GB General Surgery & Urologyen-GB Please call for datesen-GB Dr. Carnille Farquharson;en-GB Family Medicineen-GB Nov 21st & 28then-GB Dr. Winston Forbes;en-GB Cardiology/Internal Medicineen-GB Call for datesen-GB Dr. F. Bartlett; en-GBPediatricsen-GB Nov 16th & 17then-GB Dr. Lucio Pedro; en-GB Obstetrics/Gynecologyen-GB Please call for datesen-GB Dr. Timothy Williams,en-GB General Practiceen-GB Please call for datesen-GB Dr. N. Akazie, en-GBPlease call for dates en-GB Dr. Marc Binard,en-GB General Practice & Internal Medicineen-GB Dec 1st & Dec 6then-GB Dr. George Charit;en-GB General Practice, Wound Care en-GB & Hyperbaric Medicine, Daily Dr. George Charit en-GBMEDICAL DIRECTOR en-GBIntegrated Medical Centeren-GBis pleased to announce the scheduleen-GB of Clinics for November 2012 Walk in Welcome Same D ay Appointments No Long Waits N o referrals needed en-GBThe place where complete healing beginsen-GBen-GB e-mail: imcabaco@gmail.com en-GBSLEEP APNEA TESTING NOW AVAILABLE &en-GB STAT IN-HOUSE BLOOD RESULTS en-GBTO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT CALL OUR FRIENDLY STAFFen-GB AT 367-1304/225-8014 OR FOR EMERGENCIES 458-1234 The Cays -Press ReleaseIn case of a medical emergency on Green Turtle Cay, a volunteer First Re cent review of the equipment and supplies currently available indicated a need for a pulse oximeter. This item is placed on the the oxygen level by scanning the skin so there is no discomfort. An oximeter also quickly and conveniently reports the pulse rate. responder group by David Cowan, M.D., who is a part time resident on Green Turtle Cay. Dr. Cowan is from Orlando, Florida where he has a Family Medicine practice. Abaco couple wins Cacique Lifetime Achievement Award-Press ReleaseA couple, who opened some of Abacos early hotels and worked to preserve kerosene-fueled lighthouses, have been named winners of the Lifetime Achieve ment Award for the 15th Cacique Awards, the awards organizers announced. David and Phoebe Gale beat out 16 others to win the prestigious Clement Maynard Lifetime Achievement Award. The Abaco couple moved to the Bahamas in They started out in the tourism industry as hoteliers, but Mr. and Mrs. Gale eventu ally opened Island Marine, renting small boats and cottages to visitors. Making the announcement at the press conference was former Cacique win ner and Blue Ribbon Panel Chairman, Antonius Roberts. They have always been involved One of them started the Abaco division of Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association He went on to say that the couple was also responsible for creating the Ba hamas Lighthouse Preservation Society for the purpose of saving the last three handwound, kerosene-fueled lighthouses in the world from automation. David Gale also had several articles published a variety of magazines including Skin Diver, Southern Boating, Sail, Sea History and Abaco Life.Medical equipment donated at Green Turtle Cay of the oximeter from Dr. Cowan. A donation of diabetic supplies and glucose meters was also provided to the local government clinic. Award. Specializing in Residential & Commercial Real Estate throughout The Abacos HOPE TOWN HIDEAWAYSHibiscus 4B/4B + Loft Luxury Atlantic Ocean beach house w/pool. Spectacular views, wraparound deck, screened in Bahama Room and garage. Great rental history! $1.940 M USD Tahiti Sunset 4B/2B Stunning home w/stainless steel appliances & private dock in Dorros Cove. High end furnishings. Great rental history! $1.026 M Marnies Landing Great investment opportunity! Build your dream home in fast growing community on South End of Elbow Cay near Tahiti Beach. Great for families. Call today for available options! Banana Cabana 2B/2B + 1B/1B Apt. This house has it all! Private pool set on dune overlooking Atlantic Ocean Beach and oor to ceiling windows capturing gorgeous views. $1.490 M USD Breezy Palms This oceanfront house consists of 3 structures united by decks and a pool. 5B/5.5B, spacious kitchen plus 3 kitchenettes, 3 dens, living area, panoramic views & more. $3.5 M USD Paradise 6B/4B Custom designed luxury estate stretches from Atlantic Ocean to White Sound & Sea of Abaco. Perched on high dune. Main house, guest cottage, pool & 4 berth dock! $5.6 M USD Gallup Estate Historic beachfront estate w/ two cottages set on almost 2 acres of elevated grounds w/ 244 ft of powder pink beach and private dock. $6.270 M USD Las Brisas Immaculate home located in Dorros Cove w/many amenities. Two private dock slips! Widows walk w/panoramic views. Garage w/ 1/2 bath. Short walk to Tahiti Beach. Rental History! $1.195 M USD Barefoot Bay 6B/4.5B Oering amazing views of Tilloo Cut & Tahiti Beach. Expansive decks connect main house & two adjoining private quarters. Great for large families! $1.875 M USD NEW LISTING

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian November 15, 2012 Happy ThanksgivingThursday, November 22nd, 2012 6pm 9pm SoupSpiced Cream of Pumpkin Topped with croutons and nutmegSaladMixed Greens With Mandarin oranges sliced avocados. Tossed with a citrus vinaigretteEntrees (Choose 1) Garlic Roasted Turkey Grilled Filet Mignon Baked Grouper Oscar New Zealand Rack of Lamb All entrees served with dinner rolls and butterDessertsPecan Pie Served with Vanilla Ice CreamPumpkin Cheesecake Key Lime Pie$54.00 per person Children under 12 Half Price Reservations Required For further information contact Abaco Inn @ 366-0133/0333 VHF Ch. 16 people by the Progressive Liberal Party. So I am sure, as of 2012, this will be a cry no more! So often we take for granted the con tributions that electricity has made to improving the quality of our lives. It is not until we are forced to go digging for the candle, kerosene lamp and batteries, do we think about the gift of electricity. Shortly after nine on Thursday, October 25, the electricity went out on the island. The winds blew and howled and it just rained and rained for what seemed like years. bottles with water from the Island pump. Had this not been done, then there would ing at my residence. I only learned later that this is one reason why many persons keep large water drums in their yards. On Friday and Saturday the rain and wind sub sided a bit. By Sunday the effects of Hur ricane Sandy was minimal. With the power outage and no access to the outside world, Hurricane Sandy gave the islanders a good opportunity to bond with one another. Under the candlelight, my neighbours and I exchanged stories that really helped me to pass the time. Fortunately, Sandy was only a cate gory one hurricane. Unlike last years hurricane, only a few main power lines went Letters to the Editordown, and the local school lost some shingles. There was no loss of home or life. Thanks to the hardworking B.E.C team on Moores Island, power was restored back to the island by Sunday evening. I was especially impressed with their work considering they were working with out a bucket truck. Hats off to all of you! Of course, I understand that the BTC team is still working feverishly down in Sandy Point to restore telephone cables that were damaged during Hurricane Sandy. The island basically went a little under two weeks without any kind of telephone service. It seems we will have to wait even longer than that for the restoration of Inter net service to the island. Sunday October been without Internet service. Nonethe less, in the face of disaster we could com plain about what we dont have or we could chose to celebrate what we do have. All of our friends and family are still among us. Hurricane Sandy has also given us the opportunity to become better acquainted with our neighbors and colleagues. Now, you chose how you will make the time count!Letters From Page 9 Crime ReportStealing (Under Investigation) male of Murphy Town, Abaco, reported to the police that sometime between 3:00 p.m. and 3:15 p.m., while in the area of a local high school located on Forest Drive serving lunch from her van, culprit(s) stole her BlackBerry Curve cell phone valued at of the said school. Investigations into this matter continue.Stealing (U.I.) a 42 year old female of Christie St. Dun das Town reported to police that sometime around 8:45 p.m. while her two sons, ages convenience store, on Forest Drive they were approached by a boy who is known to them who stole their red and black BMX bicycle valued at $200.00. The suspect rode off on their bicycle. The suspect at tends a local High School on Forest Drive. Enquiries are continuing.Stealing (U.I.)At 2:40 p.m. on Thursday November 8, a 65 year old male of Great Cistern, Abaco, reported that sometime between residence. Investigation is being continued. Sudden Death (U.I.)At 3:40pm on Thursday November 8, reported that her son died suddenly at his residence. Police Assistance Requested. Unit visited the scene. The deceased is a 50 year old male also of the Mudd. The deceased was pronounced dead by the local Doctor. Investigation is being continued.Stolen Vessel (Recovered) a 68 year old female of Crockett Drive, Abaco, reported that sometime between 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday November 6, and vessel with two Mercury engines attached from the dock at Rainbow Rental & Marine. The vessel is owned by Gustarien Gustave of Fort Lauderdale Fl. Police ac tion requested. was recovered in Grand Bahama intact. In vestigation continues. Sudden Death (U.I.) cal doctor at the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic reported that an 80 year old brought in unresponsive by EMS. Police assistance requested. Unit visited the scene. Investigation is being continued.Assault (U.I.)A 32 year old male of Scotland Cay contacted MHPS via phone and reported that on at about 6:45 a.m. on November 11 while he was onboard the ferry en route punched him on the left side of his face causing pain and swelling. Police action requested. Enquiries continue in this matter. Shopbreaking (U.I.) year old male of Casaurina Point, Abaco the same date he visited his local church located Don McKay Blvd Marsh Harbour and discovered the same was broken into. The culprit/s searched but nothing ap pears to be stolen. Police action requested. A suspect is known in this matter. Investigation continues.

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November 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 Business Couple utilizes solar power at home and business By Canishka Alexander After leaving GWS Worldwide Ex of a job to provide for his family. Even as a photographer, Mr. Cooper still needed something more to fall back on. It was then that he and his wife Kaye decided to open a hot dog stand on Fire Road. Named after his daughter, Savannahs Hot Dog Stand did indeed begin as a hot dog stand where dyno balls and freshly made lemonade were served. The menu has now expanded to include everything conceivable from chicken wings and home made fries to burgers, egg rolls, seafood sample. However, although business was booming, the hot dog stand had to be re placed with the existing building after Hur ricane Floyd swept it away. years. The business has kept me going, days a week, but now we open two days a After successfully using solar power at their home, the Coopers decided to try it out at the business. Solar power works by converting sunlight into electricity. A solar power system uses photovoltaic (PV) tech nology to capture the sun's rays, convert ing sunlight photon energy into electrical current. Because energy is produced from daylight, and not direct sunlight, electric ity can be produced on cloudy or overcast days. The solar power has a layer of silicon with a positive charge and another layer with a negative charge. Rays from the sun make contact with the panel causing elec trons to move from one layer to the next, and therefore creates an electrical current. An inverter takes the current and converts in into usable power (240V AC). Despite the initial cost involved, the Coopers are happy they made the decision to use renewable energy, and Mr. Cooper said he was always one to experiment with gadgets. Interestingly, for Mr. Cooper, solar power offers an added feature: safety. He was concerned about Savannah power outages when they would have to light candles. With solar power, there was no need for candles because the children were taught to operate all of the equipment associated with it. At his home, Cooper observed that it takes 12 volts to run one light, and that the light can last six days with continuous use. He explained that it is best to separate the lights that need to be charged and to never put them all on one battery. Refrigerators use too much power and would drain the battery in 15 minutes. To charge bigger appliances and at nighttime, a generator can be used or persons may wish to use elec tricity from BEC. The best battery for the job, he said, is a deep-cycle battery like a golf cart bat tery, which can be charged overnight. All in all, Cooper admitted that the time, he said, he went off the grid for an entire year. Although he did not receive power throughout the entire day, he and his wife estimate that they saved hundreds of dollars. The Coopers also offer catering services at Savannahs Hot Dog Stand, and plan to offer food and dessert platters during the holiday season to schools and busi nesses. Soon the building will be expanded to contain a bakery, and at that time, the name will change to Savannahs Hot Dog Stand and Bakery. Visit them at Savannahs Hot Dog Stand on Facebook or at http://www.savannahc6.webs.com or call Project focuses on sustainability of By Canishka Alexander/Photos: Jeremie Saunders sources, began a project this summer that is aimed at protecting our countrys spiny as a PhD student at Old Dominion Univer sity in Norfolk, Va. Please see Page 20

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian November 15, 2012 The Moorings Yacht ChartersThe Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class crewed yacht charter The Conch Inn Resort Curly Tails The Conch Inn Resort and Marina Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you. The Conch Inn Marina Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tide North Bar Channel December 2012 SAILING VACATIONSCruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new sailing yachts 36 ft. mono hull or 38 ft. catamaran Sunsail TM by Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new power boats 34 mono-hull or 37 or 45 Catamaran Further Business The spiny lobster is considered the because it provides employment for thou sands of people, and roughly brings in beexchange every year. There are three main objectives for the project. determine the effects that condos com monly referred to as casitas have on lobster biology. The next objective is to relation to condos. Finally, Gittens said that they will also investigate the effects natural shelters on the lobsters mortality and growth as well as their susceptibility to diseases. Because lobsters are known to be gre garious and highly sociable, they tend to aggregate under casitas in very large num bers. Gittens said they are curious about the effects on lobsters when they gather in such high densities in one location. He questioned whether it slows or increases their growth or if high densities lead to higher disease rates. Nevertheless, Gittens is optimistic about the impending results. We are examining all of these dif tive, and of course we have to compare The Bahamas, and we have to compare it to lobsters in natural areas to see whether what is found in casitas is different from explained. Planning for the project began in Sep tember of 2011 throughout The Bahamas, will be caught and sampled whereas they will only be sampled on the remaining is lands. With a timeline of three years for the project, two and a half years will be designated for data collection. The project will be monitored on a quarterly basis with visits to casitas and natural areas in Abaco every three to four months. This point brought Gittens to another objective: evaluating the size of lobsters in casitas versus traps and natural areas. A tecting juvenile lobsters, and theyve found that traps are better at rejecting juveniles than casitas. der consideration for this particular proja hook to hold the lobster, and sometimes the hook pierces its exo-skeleton. So far, there have been no studies to determine if hook the abdomen or tail, which Gittens conceded may be less fatal. For the most part, casitas are located in the Great Bahama Bank and Little Ba hama Bank, but are unmanaged. Presently, it is unknown how many casitas exist and where they are located. Gittens said that grounds. One option is to utilize remote sensing with a satellite in outer space that would give an estimate of how many casi tas there are and their whereabouts. Although there are variations in the materials used for casitas, they chose the most popular six by four structure with corrugated metal on plywood to elevate it We used the same materials to make Marsh Harbour and Sandy Point, there are six casitas in each location and ten traps at The casitas and traps are marked equipment belongs to the Dept. of Marine complain that others take lobsters from their casitas, so they wanted to minimize that as much as possible. They also wanted the public to know that they must not tam per with the casitas and traps. Once, the project is completed, Git tens said that the Department of Marine Resources and Old Dominion University will make the information available for those who can best use it. The project is geared toward ensurEffect of Sandy on local agriculture Hurricane Sandy, which visited the island on October 25, was a strange storm: it came sooner than expected, appeared to have left by midday Friday, but came back with a vengeance that same evening northeast of Marsh Harbour. Apart from a few fallen trees and broken branches, missing shingles on the roofs and a lot of Please see Agriculture Page 22

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian November 15, 2012 en-GBArea Code 242 unless listed otherwiseen-GB en-GB Island-wide Abaco Listingsen-GBAbaco Cottage + 114 hse 366-0576en-GB en-GBAbaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529en-GBCherokee Lee Pinder + 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075 en-GBGrand Cay Rosies Place 352-5458 en-GBGreen Turtle Cay Barefoot Homes 14 hse 577-4092 Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4247 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island Properties + 34 hse 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties + 34 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 en-GBGuana Cay Dive Guana + 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Guana Sunset Beach 13 units 365-5133 Ocean Frontier 6 cott 519-389-4846 Wards Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth Sands + 9 hse 365-5140 en-GBHope Town Abaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Crystal Villas 5 villas 321-452-0164 Elbow Cay Prop + 53 hse 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways + 63 hse 366-0224 Hope Town Inn 6 rm 4 Villas 366-0003 Hope T Villas + 3 hse 366-0266 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages + 4 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 6 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key + 43 hse 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557 en-GBHotels and House Rental Agentsen-GBLubbers Quarters Sea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121 en-GBMan-O-War Island Home Rentals + 2 hse 365-6048 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072 Waterway Rentals + 14 hse 365-6143 en-GBMarsh Harbour area Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719 Abaco Towns 16 apts 367-0148 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 Living Easy + 16 hse 367-2202 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Regattas 32 apts 577-6764 HG Christie + 11 hse 367-4151 en-GBSandy Point Oeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort 14 rm 366-4119 en-GBSpanish Cay Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083 en-GBTreasure Cay Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 5 units 877-786-8455 Treasure Cay Resort + 95 rms 365-8801 Marks Bungalows 4 units 365-8506 Abaco Estate Services + 365-8752 Island Dreams Rental + 357-6576 en-GBTurtle Rock Villas at Palmetto Beach 3 villas 262-820-1900 en-GB en-GBWood Cay Tangelo Hotel 14 rm 1 villa 365-2222 en-GBWeb Sites with Abaco Informationen-GB en-GB http://www.abaconian.comen-GB http://www.abacoinet.comen-GB http.//www.abacoinfo.comen-GB http.//www.abacocottage.comen-GB + agents with multiple cottages and housesen-GB http://www.abacos.comen-GB http://www.oii.neten-GB http://www.bahamas.comen-GBRev. March 2012 For local transportation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.comStarting at 7:00 PM Ferries from Marsh Harbour at 5:30 & 6:30 Returning at midnight.Coming December 28thon Elbow CaySecond annual Junkanoo Competition Sea Spray Resort & Marina that there was no loss of lives and not ex cessive property damage ceded but one could still observe the harm left by Sandy. But for people making a living from farming, the damage was deeper than a mar to the landscape. In the farming district of South Abaco, fallen and burnt fruit trees at a time when the harvest was nearly ready to take place meant loss of revenue for the farmers who do not have government sub sidies and most of them no insurance. inviting battle ground for the storm which ran amok among banana trees, neem trees, avocado trees, papaya and citrus trees. Mr. Mel Wells, owner of Pepper Pot Farm, recognized having lost 85% of his banana trees. Mr. Rowan Higgs com plained that a lot of his bearing avocado trees were partially or completely uprooted. All the fruits fell. He picked up a cou ple of hundred of fruits from the ground that he is selling for $1.00 or giving away free at the Shell Gas Station on Don Mack ay Boulevard. At Big Bird Chicken farm, the birds made it through the storm, but there too, avocados and lime trees suffered a lot of damage. At the Neem Farm located on Ernest Dean Highway just North of Casuarina Point, the damage reported by the owners Further Business was severe. Daphne De Gregory stated that several hundred neem trees, most of them laden with fruits, had fallen. The leaves which are used for many endproducts were burnt and scatted around the farm, unusable. There was also considerable Moreover other fruit tress such as papayas and lime had also been destroyed. The report is the same from all the other farmers of South Abaco. Loss of fruit trees was the common complaint as well as the storm wiping out most of the vegetable crops: destroyed were tomatoes, onions, arrugola and herbs. Michael Wallace of MWA Freeport, Grand Bahama, who holds a degree in agri cultural studies and chemistry, produced a report following the hurricane. He warned that the effect of the storm also included dessication and salinization of land surfaces and aquifers. He advised Bahamians to be aware of the change of climate that is supposed to produce severe weather that could create socio-economic dislocation in the archipelago. He urged Bahamians to seek ways to reduce their carbon foot print, to regulate forest removal and protect hills and coastal vegetation. Moreover he advocated focus on growing crops better adapted to the cli mate and the environment. He advised to plant root crops and legumes such as po tatoes, eddoes, cassava, beans and berries.Agriculture From Page 21 On Behalf of the Abaco Cancer Society & Friends of the Environment we would like to thank: Our Sponsors: Abaco Family Medicine Abaco Groceries Abaco Petroleum IE Imports Marsh Harbour Exporters and Importers Master Marine Treasure Cay Ltd. Our Paddlers: Victoria Albury, Miller Albury, Dante Richard, Luke & Sara Allen, Alison Ball, Lorenzo & Patty Barigelli, Cha Boyce, Brent & Layna Cartwright, Tucker Cartwright, Diane Cartwright, Natalee Dias, Benjamin & Alicia Dunable, Bianca Eldon, Sasha Fair, Kelly Fair, Sean Giery, Lona Harris, Chris Higgs, Lory Kenyon, Adam Lawrence, Patrick Maura, Matt & Lindsey McCoy, AJ McIntosh, Olivia Patterson, Terrance & Kim Roberts, Erika Russell, Marvin Russell, Marjolein Scott, Sean Tully, Dwayne & Sheree Wallas, Tony Wallas, Lloyd & Kristin Williams, Nicole Fair, Ian Fair, Arien Sikken, West Lowe, Mario & Kim Simoes, Marie Lowe, Jesse Golon, Sarah Sams, Bons Fritz, Pete Schewe, Karell Frenette, Albury Higgs, Natasha Albury, Lilly Higgs, Sam Williams, Greg Mailis, Nick Miaoulis, Kirwin-Ostolani Our Hosts: Petes Pub & Gallery Special Thanks To: Adam Lawrence, Chris Higgs, Ed Scott, Charlie Sweeting, Frank Boyce, Ryan Cash, volunteers, participating artists and everyone who came out to support this great event!

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November 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive Shops Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour . ..................... 367-2963 Above & Below, Marsh Harbour . ................................. 367-0350 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour . .............................. 367-2787 Dive Time, Man-O-War................................................365-6235 Froggies, Hope Town . ................................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay . ...................................... 365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay . ....................................... 365-4411 Dive Guana . ................................................................ 365-5178Man-O-War Dive Shop . ................................................365-6013 Cars & Cart Rentals Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals . ............................................. 367-2655 Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals . .............................. 367-1035 B & B Boat Rentals . ........................................... 367-7368 Bargain Car Rentals . .......................................... 367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals . ................................... 367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals . ....................................... 367-5570 Cruise Abaco. . .................................................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) . ...................... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals . ...................................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars . .................. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals .......................................... 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals . .................................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ......................................... 367-4887 The Moorings Boat Rentals . ............................. .367-4000 Green Turtle Cay Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental . .................. 365-4411 C & D Cart Rental . ............................................. 365-4084 Cruising Cart Rentals . ........................................ 365-4065 D & P Cart Rental . ............................................. 365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals . ....................................... 365-4119 Kool Karts . ........................................................ 365-4176 Reef Boat Rentals . ............................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes . ...................................... 365-4147 T & A Cart Rentals . ............................................ 375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals . ............................... 365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes . ................................. 365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals . ..................................... 354-5175 Lubbers Quarters Cruise Abaco . ............................................. 321-220-8796 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals .................................. 365-6502 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals . ................................. 365-6024 Waterways Boat Rental . ................ 357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Cats Paw Boat Rentals . ..................................... 366-0380 Elbow Cay Cart . ................................................. 366-0530 Hope Town Cart Rentals . .................................. 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals . .......................................... 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals .............................. 366-0282 J Rs Cart Rental . ................................................ 366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals . .................................... 366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals . ............................................ 366-0069 Treasure Cay Adventure on Prozac Kayak . ............................ 365-8749 Blue Marlin Rentals. . ......................................... 365-8687 Cashs Carts . ...................................................... 365-8771 Cornish Car Rentals . .......................................... 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals . ............................................... 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals . ........................................... 365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks . ............................. 365-8749 Bonefish Guides Visitors Guide Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Marsh Harbour Abaco Pizza. . ................................ $ . .................. 367-4488 Anglers . ................................... $$$ . .................. 367-2158 Blue Marlin . ................................. $ . .................. 367-2002 Curly Tails . ............................... $$$ . .................. 367-4444 Ginos . .......................................... $ . .................. 367-7272 Golden Grouper . ........................ $ . .................. 367-2301 Island Family Rest . ....................... $ . .................. 367-3778 Java Coee House . ....................... $ . .................. 367-5523 Jamies Place . ............................. ..$ . .................. 367-2880 Jib Room . .................................. $$ . .................. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken . ............... $ . .................. 367-2615 Mangoes . ................................. $$$ . .................. 367-2366 Pops Place + . .............................. $ . .................. 367-3796 Snack Shack + . ............................ $ . .................. 367-4005 Snappas . .................................... $$ . .................. 367-2278 Wallys . .................................... $$$ . .................. 367-2074 Hope Town Abaco Inn . .............................. $$$ . .................. 366-0133 Capn Jacks . ................................ $$ . .................. 366-0247 Harbours Edge . ......................... $$ . .................. 366-0087 H T Coee House (B & L) . .............. $ . ................. .366-0760 H T Harbour Lodge . .................. $$$ . .................. 366-0095 Munchies . .................................... $ . .................. 366-0423 OnDa Beach . .............................. $$ . .................. 366-0558 Sea Spray . ............................... $$ . .................. 366-0065 Sugar Shack + . ............................ $ . .................. 366-0788 Little Harbour Petes Pub . .................................. $$ . .................. 366-3503 Lubbers Quarter Cracker Ps . ................................. $$ . .................. 366-3139 Man-O-War Bradleys on the Harbour . ............. $ . .................. 365-6380 Dockn Dine . ................................. $ . .................. 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar . ................ $ . .................. 365-6501 Guana Cay Bakers Bay Market Place . ...... $$$ . .................. 612-1021 Grabbers . ................................... $$ . .................. 365-5133 Nippers ..................................... $$ . ................. 365-5143 Orchid Bay . ............................... $$$ . .................. 365-5175 Treasure Cay Coco Beach Bar & Grill. . ................ $ . .................. 365-8470 Florences Cafe . ............................. $ . ................. .365-8354 Spinnaker Restaurant . ............. $$$ . .................. 365-8469 Touch of Class . ........................ $$$ . .................. 365-8195 Treasure Sands Club . ................ $$$ . ................. .365-9385 Green Turtle Cay Blu House . ............................. $$$ . .................. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro . ...................... $$ . .................. 365-4200 Green Turtle Club . .................... $$$ . .................. 365-4271 Harveys Island Grill . ................... $$ . .................. 365-4389 McIntoshs Restaurant . .............. $$ . .................. 365-4625 Miss Emilys Restaurant . ............. $$ . .................. 365-4181 New Plymouth Inn . .................... $$ . .................. 365-4161 Pineapple Restaurant Bar & Grill . $$ . ................. 365-4039 Plymouth Rock Cafe . .................. $$ . .................. 365-4234 Shorties Take-a-way...................$$..................365-4342 Sundowners . .............................. $$ . .................. 365-4060 Sandy Point Nancys ...................................... $$ . .................. 366-4120Everyone reads The Abaconian Emergency Services B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667 Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Man-O-War 365-4019 Treasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9111 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 T reasure Cay 365-8749 Medical Services Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour . ...................... 367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic . ................................ 367-0020 Integrated Medical Center . .......................................... 367-1304 Emergency . ............................................... 458-1234 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre . ................................... 367-0049 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour . ............................ 367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay . ..................................... .... 365-8288 Government Clinic Coopers Town . .............................. 365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay . ........................... 365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town . ................................... 366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point . .................................. 366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town . ...................................... 365-2172 Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Green Turtle Cay Blu House ....................... 45 . ......... F . ......... 365-4200 Green Turtle Club . .............. 32 . ......... F . ......... 365-4271 Black Sound Marina . .......... 15 . ..................... 365-4531 Other Shore Club . ............... 12 . ......... F . ......... 365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service ........... 10 . ......... F . ......... 365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina . ........ 150 . ......... F . ......... 365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina . .......... 26 . ......... F . ......... 365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina . ...... 183 . ......... F . ......... 367-2158 Conch Inn . .......................... 75 . ......... F . ......... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina . ........ 36 . ......... F . ......... 367-2182 Mangoes Marina . ............... 29 . ..................... 367-4255 Marsh Harbour Marina . ...... 52 . ......... F . ......... 367 2700 Hope Town Hope Town Marina . ............ 16 . ..................... 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways . ................................ 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina . .............. 6 . ......... F . ......... 366-0154 Sea Spray . .......................... 60 . ......... F . ......... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina . ........... 75 . ......... F . ......... 365-0083 Guana Cay Bakers Bay Marina . .......... 158 . ......... F . ......... 365-5802 Guana Hide-aways . ............ 37 . ..................... 577-0003 Orchid Bay . ......................... 64 . ........ F . ......... 365-5175Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Tours & Excursions Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental . ....................... 475-9616 . ................ 367-2936 . ......................... 367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure . ............................... 577-0004 . ..................... 367-0350 Adventure on Prozac T Cay . ............................ 365-8749 . ...................... 365-4411 C & C Charters Treasure Cay . ........................... 365-8506 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour . .................... 367-2787 . ............. 366-0024 Airlines Serving Abaco Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is . ........................... 367-2266 Air Gate Aviation Daytona/New Smyrna . ........................... 367-3636 American Eagle Miami . ..................................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud . ............................ 367-2095 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach . .............................................. 367-3415 Craig Air Center North Florida . ........................................... 367-3522 IBC Airways Ft.Lauderdale, W Palm Beach . ......................... 367-1336 Locair Fort Lauderdale . ......................................... .... 1-800-205-0730 Regional Freeport ............................................................... 367-0446 Sky Bahamas Nassau/Ft. Lauderdale . ................................. 367-0996 Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale . ..................................... 367-0140 Western Air Nassau . ......................................... .................. 367-3722 Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale . ............................................. 367-0032 Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida Abaco Air . .............................................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters . ........................................................ 367-3450 Taxi Cab Fares one or two passengers Extra $3 for each passengers above two ective Dec 08Clinic, Downtown, Stop Light, . ........................................................ $10 Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry . ........................................ $15 Spring City . ........................................................................................ $15 Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch . ............................. $15 Murphy Town & Great. Cistern .......................................................... $20 Snake Cay . ........................................................................................ $35 Casuarina Point ................................................................................. $60 Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour . ............................................. $80 Bahama Palm Shore . ......................................... ................................ $90 Crossing Rocks . ................................................................................ $105 Sandy Point . ................................................................................... $150 Leisure Lee . ....................................................................................... $50 Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry . ................................................... $80 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $85 Fox Town . ........................................................................................ $165 Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel . ................................................. $ 10 Nat. Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr. Cistern . .......................................... $10 Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea. Eective Dec 08Green Turtle Cay ferry dock . ......................................... ...................... $10 Madeira Park . .................................................................................... $20 Sand Banks . ...................................................................................... $25 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $30 Leisure Lee . ....................................................................................... $45 Black Wood . ...................................................................................... $20 Fire Road & Coopers Town . ............................................................... $40 Cedar Harbour . ................................................................................. $60 Wood Cay . ......................................................................................... $70 Mount Hope . .................................................................................... $80 Fox Town . .......................................................................................... $85 Crown Haven . ................................................................................... $90 Marsh Harbour airport . ..................................................................... $80 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport . .............................................. $80 Treasure Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour . ................................................ $85 Treasure Cay Hotel to Green Turtle Ferry . ........................................... $25 Treasure Cay Hotel to Blue Hole . ........................................................ $30 Attractions Albert Lowe Museum . ................................ Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits . .. Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden . .................... Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum . ................. Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station . .................................... Hope Town Swim Mermaid Reef o Marsh Harbour . ........ Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole . ........... Treasure Cay farm road Art studio & working foundry . ...................... Little Harbour Working boatyards . ..................................... Man-O-War cayPocket Beaches Miles of beach (most exposed to ocean) Items of interest Bring errors & revisions to our attention Revised March 9 12 All phones use area code 242 unless notedwww.theabaconian.comAlburys Ferry Service Marsh H.>Guana Cay/Scotland cay From Conch Inn advised to contact the oce for the changes. Green Turtle Ferry Note: 4:30 pm trip to GTC not on Sundays ** Note: 4:30 pm trip will be made from New Plymouth onlyAbaco Adventures Pinders Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama Bahamas Ferries Summer Schedule only (April to Dec) Sandy Point & Nassau Every Friday & Sunday, except holidays, under 4 hours. Call 225-3376 or 366-4119 Call for rates. The Great Abaco Express* Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 30 minutes Tourisms People-to-People program Be matched with a local person or family with a similar interest such as Bird watching, Attending church, Foreign language, School class visit, Environmental interest. Marine, Native plants, History, Humane Society, etc. This is not a dating service or an offer for a free meal or lodging but an opportunity to meet someone locally with similar interests. Call Tourisms Doranell Swain at 367-3067 dswain@bahamas.comMarsh Harbour . . . Terrance Davis . Buddy Pinder . . . . North Abaco . . . . Sandy Point . Anthony Bain . . . Treasure Cay . Casaurina Point . Cherokee . . . . Crossing Rocks . Green Turtle Cay . . Hope Town . . Man-O-War . Charter Boats . . . . . .

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Page 24 Section A The Abaconian November 15, 2012 HEALTH INSURANCE Health is Wealth It's known that a healthy society is a wealthy society, that's why Insurance Management offers the largest selection of coverage in The Bahamas Nobody does it better!INSURANCE MANAGEMENT(BAHAMAS) LIMITED. INSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTS email: info@imbabaco.comNassauRosetta Street P.O.Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 394-5555 Fax: (242) 323-6520Freeport1, Pioneers Way P.O.Box F-42541 Tel: (242) 350-3500 Fax: (242) 350-3510AbacoQueen Elizabeth Dr. P.O.Box AB-20666 Tel: (242) 367-4204 Fax: (242) 367-4206EleutheraQueens Highway P.O.Box EL-25190 Tel: (242) 332-2862 Fax: (242) 332-2863ExumaQueens Highway P.O.Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 336-2304 Fax: (242) 336-2305

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November 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 22 NOVEMBER 15TH, 2012 ACH takes top trophy in spelling bee By Mirella Santillo Eric Cork, the energetic founder of Rap, Rhythm & Rhyme: Rebuilding the Writing Foundation, visited Abaco for the second time in four years. He provided a mesmerizing workshop experience for primary and high schools students. Mr. Cork is no ordinary educator. He is renowned from the United States to the Caribbean for his method of teaching writing techniques. He does not use long speeches to instruct and does not ask students to write endless list of words or to listen to boring grammar syntax. Instead he treats them to loud, contemporary mu sic that they identify with, dancing sessions and fun exercises that incorporate all the rules of proper writing. The workshop was held on November 8. It was full house at the Grace Gymna sium with nearly all the schools of Abaco represented, from Fox Town to Moores Island. Please see Writing Page 4 Left: Eric Cork interacts with a student during the writing workshop held at Grace Gymnasium. Mr. Cork used unorthodox techniques to teach the students better writ ing methods.

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian November 15, 2012 hosts school fairOn November 3 Angels Academy, a private kindergarten and elementary school in Marsh Harbour, held their an nual school fair. Students, teachers, fam ily and friends stopped by the campus on Front Street to enjoy lunch, games, prizes and treats. The weather held out beauti fully as the children played and parents talked about upcoming events. Tickets were sold for lunches, din ners and for the many games as well. Darts, basketball and fun games of chance proved popular to the many students and children who came by that afternoon and early evening. Many from the Parent Teacher Association came to volunteer their time and supervise the activities. Michelle Roark, owner and teacher at Angels Academy, said she was very pleased with the turnout. The response she has had so far from the parents and teachers since taking over the school has been overwhelmingly positive, she ex plained. This fundraising event, along with others throughout the year, is aimed to keep improving the quality of education and to eventually move to a new campus. By the end of the day many tickets had been spent by the children on one of the many games and many others walked away with painted faces or hands full of candy. fair. darts game. the-lollipop game that afternoon.

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian November 15, 2012 In her introduction of the educator to the students, Dr. Lenora Black outlined all the advantages of being a writer. Writing is a form of therapy, she said; you can inspire millions of individuals across from home and outside of your primary job; moreover you do not need to dress up when writing. You are going to be in spired, she promised, as we choose to rebuild the writing foundation through the use of rap, rhythm and rhyme. Please welcome Mr. Cork, she continued, who is a Writing From Page 1 wonderful friend, a person of excellence. Mr. Cork did not waste any introduc tory comments but immediately broke the ice in the audience by inviting a couple of boys to the stage to demonstrate their dancing capacity. He soon had the kids completely involved, interacting with each other or with their accompanying teachers. He was jumping about the room, asking questions or quizzes to students and teachers alike, inviting them individually to the stage to participate in exercises while synchroniz ing music complemented the task. His personality energized the room. Spelling became a game that went with rhyming. Mr. Cork then tackled the construction of an essay, enumerating universal essay requirements such as sticking to the subject, presenting a well elaborated story, using varied words, showing a strong or ganization and having no major errors in sentation with worldwide classrooms anec demanded complete attention, which he received. He then illustrated each point; again calling teachers and students to the stage and having them dance or answer questions, putting them on the spot. Synonyms were attacked after lunch The students were introduced to illegal words, such as many, mad, sad or bad, a lot, very, good, very hard, big and really illegal words such as cant, stupid, dumb, dummy, ugly, yoMomma and fool. They were told not to use them and shown how to replace them with cooler words: synon yms. Comparing writing to cooking, he in vited a large group of boys and girls to the stage. He entered them in a contest of enu merating what ingredients to use to produce tasty food. Going from one student to the other, he asked the questions and sent them back to their seat if the response was not fast enough. The last exercise was to remember ten ingredients that produced great writing. A two-girl team from Agape Chris tian School and one student from Forest Heights Academy memorized the complete list. A workshop for the teachers was of fered the following day. writing workshop Rhythm, and Rhyme: Rebuilding the Writ ing Foundation by veteran educator Eric Cork. On Friday, November 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. public and private school educators got to experience the gifts of this dynamic writer once again. Before the session began, Dr. Lenora Black stated the purpose of the workshop. She explained that the intention of her de partment is to improve the writing stan dards of the teachers as professionals. She believes that once they improve their writ ing the exit exams that their students take will improve as well. Dr. Black took the time to enlighten teachers about the ben ers can set their own schedule and their own salary. Dr. Black further explained that amidst her recent tragedy, she found writing to be very therapeutic. The paper is gracious and merciful, she elaborated, ev ery time she pours out her emotions onto it. However, she reminded the writers that it is never wise to fall in love with speaker, he immediately exploded into his dancing, and putting the educators on the spot as they dissected the various parts of writing. Please see Cork Page 5

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November 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 Mr. Cork has been an educator for over twenty-two years including the years he has travelled from school to school and state to state helping students improve their language scores. He has received much notoriety for his work in the education industry which will result in his program be ing turned into a reality show in the near future. Mr. Cork is a very down to earth family man and it is clear that he is pas sionate about his work. Some of the lyrical rhymes he uses in his series were recorded by his three children and his grand-daughter. Mr. Cork uses methods and strategies that make writ ing fun and easy for students from elemen tary levels straight up to college. Some ary and writing techniques, illegal words in writing, parts of speech, types of writ ing and how to help students prefect them, cool effective ways to correct students in the classroom, and how to introduce new techniques in the class. Each teacher received a copy of the Rebuilding the Writ ing Foundation Manual which contains all of this valuable information for them to use with their students.Cork From Page 4 By Mirella Santillo Destiny Seymour, an eighth grade student at Abaco Central High School, held on November 2 at St. Andrew Meth odist Church, in Dundas Town. schools Abaco Central High School, St Francis de Sales Catholic School, SC Boo tle High School, Horizon Academy and Moores Island All Ageentered the con test. words from a list that had been sent to their schools and were eliminated as they misspelled words. The remaining contes tants were then asked to spell words from an unseen list. laloplegia, logorhea, Lyonaise alternated with easier words such as lullaby, lozenge, laceration or manifesto. Destiny gave the correct spelling of over 55 words, altogether missing about from the unseen list, some of them refer ring to medical terms. She said that she was not familiar with words of Latin or French origin. Three more ACH students, Cyniqua Newbold, Trimone Adderley and Inika Led entered the contest. They were accom panied by their English teacher and coach, Mrs. Andrea Robinson. Abaco Central High School will hold A Spelling Bee for seven graders will be held on November 23. On Friday morning, November 2, eleven students took part in the Grade 8 Spelling Bee which was held at St. An drews Methodist Church Hall in Dundas Town. The competition started late as one of the Moores Island participants was ever, the organizers, judges and other participants were patient enough to wait for her to arrive. Once she got to the hall, the competi tion began. Leslie Rolle, Senior Education this event told the students that the fact that they took on this challenge is commenda tion enough so regardless of the outcome, they are already winners. The competition phy. The students from S.C. Bootle per formed well at this level last year and it became apparent early on that they came to win. However, they did not count on the challenge that Abaco Central High School would present for them and at the end of the competition it was Destiny Seymour of Abaco Central High School who rose to In second place was Schedline Israel of S. C. Bootle High School and in third place was Lazaria McIntosh also of S. C. Bootle High School. Mr. Rolle commended Destiny for using all of her options which he believes helped her to win. He commended the two males, Steven Jones of Horizons Academy and Ethan Johnson of Moores Island All Age School for their bravery. All students Abaco Central High School wins showcase their intellect and memory and were commended for their performance. Like The Abaconian on Facebook for news

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian November 15, 2012 ROCK imported & local SAND imported & local 8 CONCRETE BLOCKS 50LBS BAGS ROCK & SAND Abacos cornerstone to constructionVisit our modern facility on the Murphy Town Water Front beside Parkers Landing Caspers Costume Bash was held on Saturday, November 3 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at The Myriad Community Center in Marsh Harbour. The event was open to children ages 5 to 13 for a fee of $5.00 which included food, movies, and treasure hunt. The kids were dressed in costumes depicting a lady bug, Biblical Characters, pirates, a soldier and an angel. This event was held to give the youth who wanted to share in the costume wearing experience of Halloween without any of the perceived negative connotations to spend half a day at The Myriad Center. They watched scary movies such as Men in Black III, shoot pool and played games. In the evening, a similar event was held for teens ages 13 to 18 but their event included a dance as well. The teens also got a chance to take photo packages in their costumes. On the menu for the events was pizza, chicken and fries, hamburgers and hot dogs. The teen bash was held from 6-11 p.m. Community Center. Abaco participate in trick-a-canning On Tuesday evening, November 6 at 7:30 p.m., the Junior Anchors Queens Collection (Girls Club) and 3Gs (Boys Club) from Central Abaco Primary School took to the streets to engage in a Trick-OCanning initiative. This activity has been done by the Anchor Clubs on Abaco for the past thirteen years, but this year they joined focuses with two other youth groups to collect canned goods and non-perishable goods to give to the elderly in the commu nity in December. The group, along with Charlamae Fernander, Neulessa Major, Paul Knowles, and Cindy Hollingsworth, drove through the community of Central Pines to collect goods. This event is usually done on Oc tober 31, but since this was so soon since Hurricane Sandy they decided to delay it by one week. This event was a learning experience for the kids as they got to share their clubs mandate with the community and state what they would do with the food items. Their advisors were also impressed with the mature way in which the students presented themselves to the public. The residents of Central Pines were very supportive and generous in their giving. However, in the coming weeks, the youth will be engaging in other initiatives to collect food for the older persons across Abaco. The public is asked to contact any Pilot Club member or Anchor Club Advisor to donate any non-perishable food item to wards this food drive. The Focus on Youth initiative was introduced in The Bahamas about eight years ago with its primary goal being to reduce risky behavior among high school students. Now the program has expanded to introduce this Risk Reduction Behav ior program to grade six students. The program has been introduced to grade six teachers over the summer in Nassau at which time George Mills, former grade Six Coordinator from Central Abaco Pri mary School, attended and completed the entire training. On November 6, 2012 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Central Abaco Primary School, educators from Nassau were on Abaco to introduce the Focus on Youth Risk Re duction Program to the Grade Six teach ers. Presenter Valerie Knowles gave each teacher a Risk Reduction Booklet and a contract to sign agreeing to complete the so that they can know what components of the program were useful and which ones need some work in order for these areas to be effective with Abaco students. She told the teachers that the pro gram covers eight lessons which expose students to skills and scenarios at their communicate better, make wise decisions and realize that they can choose to say no and mean it. Ms. Knowles stated that once the kids go through this program they will learn to take control of their thoughts, feelings and actions and become critical thinkers. She added that what also makes this program so great is that it introduces role playing and real life scenarios written by the youth. She told the teachers that some but once they begin the lesson, they will realize that this talk can save the life of a struggling child. school teens.

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November 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 Man-O-War HardwareNon-Corrosive HardwareAn Extensive Selection of Brass, Stainless & MonelBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel BoltsStainless Steel Hurricane Clips#1 LumberPlain & Pressure TreatedPine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyInterior, Exterior & MarinePLYWOOD For quotes or information Call Walter Sweeting l Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, BahamasPh: (242) 365-6011 l Fax (242) 365-6039 Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and oors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web site:abacomarbleandgranite.com Over the week of November 5 to Nov. 9, students from Abaco Central High School and Central Abaco Primary School got a very extensive lesson on Ca reer Awareness in The Bahamas. Audrey Marie Deveaux and Sonia Johnson from the Cancer Society of the Bahamas Education Committee are just two members of a larger body that travel across the Baha mas educating children about cancer. The talks served two purposes: to educate the students about the Cancer Society and in troduce them to healthy life styles. On Monday through Wednesday, the two ladies were at Abaco Central High school where they spoke to the entire school body over that period, and at Cen tral Abaco Primary School on Thursday where they spent the entire day their speak ing with students from the upper primary of cancer which is an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. Addition ally, they learned about the places where cancer can grow and want they can do to prevent it from reaping havoc on their lives. Prevention and awareness are two cancer to impact their lives. They learned about taking care of themselves by getting enough rest, taking care of their health, potato, salmon, tomato, citrus and leafy vegetables. Next they learned that onions and garlic are good anti-oxidants. After that, the students learned about the top cancer causing foods. They are: hot dogs, pro cessed meats, doughnuts, French fries, chips, crackers and cookies. The students were told that if they eat these items, they should limit the intake of them and eat those super foods instead. Finally, they were told that cancer is not always a killing disease but can be treated once detected early. They were told that there are many prominent Bahamian adults and children who have fought the battle against cancer and are living healthy, happy lives. The ladies left information packets with the teachers and gave out tshirts and teddy bears to students who an swered questions correctly. This talk was a learning experience for the students and teachers alike. Cyber Learning Center Cyber Learning Center is on a journey to expand their territory and to aid this effort they have been engaging in numerous fundraisers. The new school site is on Ernest Dean Highway right before the en trance to Camp Abaco. To date, the school After that, they plan to take the build ing to Bell Course. All of this is expected to be done within this school year. On November 10 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., the school family held a Souse Out at the school in the Tall Pines Plaza next door to the Public Treasury on Don Mackay Blvd. to aid this building fund. This Souse Out is that was open to the public but they have had some in-house fundraisers. On the menu for the day was chicken with johnny cake. They also had fruit cake items served were donated by the school family. The turnout for the event was wonderful as the 300 tickets they sold were honored. The next fundraiser will be a Jazzy Winter Wonderland Christmas Production. It will feature students, teachers and the New Entry Band. The Christmas Production will be held at the Treasure Cay Com munity Center On December 13. The graduating class of Success Training College attended their graduation church service at Full Gospel Assembly in Treasure Cay on Sunday November 11, at 11 a.m. The students have been engaged in a rigorous educational program for the past three years and are now weeks from receiving their reward an Associates Degree. It was no coincidence that the mes sage delivered during this service by Sis ter Beryl was focused on pressing forward and not looking behind. It was a simple yet powerful message as these students have been discouraged many days. But due to them pressing forward they will receive their degree on December 2, 2012. At the end of the service, the group attended a luncheon at Touch of Class in Treasure Cay.

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian November 15, 2012 TREASURE CAY Home site one lot in from beach $60,000 Rock Point waterfront lot, exc price $150,000 Golf Course Lot $35,000 3/2 Royal Palm Condo $325,000MARSH HARBOUR Commercial lot near John Bull $125,000LYNYARD CAY 3 Waterfront lots, one with dock starting at $178,000LONG 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 $250,000LITTLE HARBOUR Half acre oceanfront lot $65,000 20,000 sq. ft. Hilltop lot with starter cottage, harbour and ocean views $198,000CHEROKEE Ocean view, beach access, utilities $125,000 Watching Bay hilltop lot $99,000BAHAMA PALM SHORES 3/3, 2160 sq. ft. beach home $399,500 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 & $11,000LUBBERS 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 3/2 Beachfront home + apartment $875,000 3/2 Beachfront home with detached income Producing apartments $795,000 www.islandpropertiesbahamas.comTel: (242) 367-0737 Fax: (242) 367-0736 BROKERS: Chris & Molly Roberts REDUCED! Home on beautiful Little Har bour, 2 acres with 100 private dock & private cave entrance. $595,000 4/4, Beachfront home w/large kitchen, multiple living & sitting area, gazebos, covered porches with expansive decking & viewing tower. $975,000 By Mirella Santillo Fire was the theme of the evening on November 2 at Forest Heights Academy. The annual event celebrating Guy Fawkes attempt to blow up the House of Lords in 1605 was again enacted at Forest Heights Academy. Following the traditional Eng lish celebration of the gunpowder plot, guys ready to be burnt were set in the lawn. The event was held three days ahead of time, but at a more convenient date as it fell on a Friday. By dusk, a large crowd of students, teachers, parents and supporters had gath ered on the school grounds. Hot dogs and hamburgers were grilled on the premises, Forest Heights Please see Guys Page 9 The Abaconian Call 367-3200

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November 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 all the trimmings offered on a table that also displayed an array of mouth-water ing desserts. According to the Principal, James Richard, all the dinner tickets had been sold long ahead of time. While adults ate, children were around and tug-of-wars. As night set in, Mr. Richard at wood shaped as a tepee. After sprinkling Guys From Page 8 the wood with gasoline under the watchful was parked nearby in a convenient spot, trouble. A little further, six guys were aligned in a row, ready for the fate that awaited them. They had been made by students and teachers and had been in such as Dracula, his red-haired bride, Frankenstein and more. tracted the crowd which gathered around that Mr. Richard delighted in, not only dousing the puppets with kerosene, but their clothes. Soon all the heads were in the air, falling down in ashes. Then the sparks everywhere while the last puppet, Draculas bride, was thrown in the bon No Guy Fawkes celebration would sonist-in-chief kept at his task, sending a display of sparkling colors rising towards reverberated by the nearby hills. ning wind. The Board of the Directors of the Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation and the Executive Board of the Nassau, Bahamas Pan-Hellenic Council are pleased to announce that a three month nation-wide search will be conducted to locate the BEST and BRIGHTEST primary school students in The Bahamas. The Foundation realizes that we have an Please see Primary Page 18

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian November 15, 2012 Exclusive Abaco Island Estate 1 hour from Florida, private island with house & guest cottage. Own your dream home, retire in Paradise, Marsh Harbour, Bahamas www.BahamasIslandHome.com 2.62 acres on Sugarloaf cay 3230 sq. ft. interior, w/ 1500 of porches Guest Cottage, 1073 sq. ft. 2/1 Fully furnished including all electronics, appliances, decor in both houses 2 boats: 19 Boston Whaler, 22 Glacier Bay 30,000 gallons of fresh water cistern Back up water line from mainland 25 ft. Elevation on rock with concrete foundation Storm/security shutters Interior construction is all wood not drywall Dock with boat hoist Located in the HUB of Abaco SportsBy Mirella Santillo The third Tipoff Classic Basketball Tournament was held at Grace Gymna sium during the weekend of October 18 to superiority of the Eagles, the Agape Chris tian School team, not only locally but also among the visiting teams. Thanks to the ef fort of MVP Javeres McIntosh, the Eagles won the 13 and under title, beating Abaco Central High Schools Marlins. In the Junior division, Godfrey contributed to the defeat of CC Sweeting. In the last game of the senior division, the 68. Alvano Miller was declared the MVP for the winning team. SC Bootle, Abaco Central High School, Long Bay School and Agape Christian School defended Abaco against the visiting teams of CC Sweeting, Ana tole Roger, Doris Johnson and CI Gibson from New Providence. Altogether seven teen teams representing three divisions, Thirteen and Under, Juniors and Seniors, played for three nights with the champi evening under the watchful eyes and the cheers of the many supporters who had come to patronize the event. Two local players particularly distin guished themselves during the tournament. One was the son of Coach Godfrey Rolle Sr, Godfrey Rolle Jr, who averaged 22 points per game. The other was Jeron Cornish in the Senior Division with 20 points per game. Some of the coaches also de served recognition, such as Abaco Central High School Coach, Shantell Penn, who was nominated Coach of the Tournament. The coaches particularly the Ea gles Coach, Wayde Adderley, were very pleased with the results. We have a great senior team this year who ranked 7th in the country at the end of last year. We have the best back court in the country now and we Tipoff Classicare looking to be in the top three teams na tionwide this year, commented the coach. Two former Agape Christian School students getting ready to attend college on basketball scholarships next January, Shaquil McDonald (Niagara College) and Basil Johnson ( Miles College in Texas), attended the tournament, giving their sup port and helped with keeping scores. The Junior and Senior Eagles will travel to Central Eleuthera on November 15 for a tournament. The local inter-school championships will start mid-November. 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 to raise awareness In an effort to help raise awareness for marine conservation in Abaco, Friends of the Environment and the Hope Town Lodge are hosting a Turtle Trot 5k walk/ run in Hope Town on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 22. Registration for adults is $25 and includes a T-shirt. Registration for kids under 12 is free. There's also a Fun Run Mile that starts a little later in the morning. The turtle was picked at the mascot for the event as FRIENDS is working to raise awareness about the recent change in turtle legislation in The Bahamas. The Baspecies of sea turtle. Green turtles, Loggerhead turtles, Hawksbill turtles, Leath erback turtles and Olive Ridley turtles all live here and use many different habitats in The Bahamas including seagrass beds, coral reefs, mangrove wetlands, sargassum patches and sandy beaches. This means that they are important to the marine environment, but also susceptible to habitat destruction and other threats caused by humans. Visit www.friendsoftheenvironment. org for more information.

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November 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 en-GBPSSSTTT!!! en-GB The Holidays are en-GB Almost Here!! en-GBONLY en-GB2en-GB ISSUE LEFTen-GB BEFORE THE en-GB HOLIDAYS DONT FORGET TO ADVERTISE en-GBDEADLINE FOR AD PLACEMENT FOR:en-GB en-GBDecember 1st issue is November 22nd December 15th issue is December 6th Call: 242-367-3200 w ww.the abaconian.com Fax: 242-367-3677 E-M ail: abaconiannews@gmail P lease join us for the Plazas Saturday December 1st, 2012 5 to 8pm Memorial Plaza The Green Turtle Book Club was es tablished in February, 2010. Its members are 10 to 15 year old students who want to expand their reading skills and enjoy ment. The members are closing in on reading over 25 books so far. And they are still counting for more. Starting with four original members, the Club has now expanded to over 20. Membership is open to any child of that age group who wants to experience the ex citement that books can provide. Meetings are held on selected Sunday afternoons at the Captain Roland Roberts House. Each meeting is focused on a book provided at no cost to members at the pre vious meeting. Danielle Green (Miss Danielle) provides the books and organizes the meeting. Events may consist of quizzes, scavenger hunts, movies, prizes, role playing and lots of discussion. All are focused on furthering the members under standing of the book and its many facets. Most of all, it is just fun to participate. Member Quinton Charlton says: "Book Club helps to encourage me to read more and how to interact with the other kids and share my knowledge. Being a part of Book Club also helps me with my grades in school. Member Tianna McIntosh says: "Book club teaches children reading can be fun. With every book, I travel to a new place. I won der what new things and new places I'll discover at the next Book Club. At the last meeting, the members travelled to South Africa by way of the book Clues, Book Seven. In oth er books, they have explored Indonesia, Paris, Washington, Austria, France and other locations. At each loca tion, they are introduced to famous historic characters in that area. One book focused on exploring the modern day Abacos. While reading is portrayed as a chore by some, competing with internet and television, Book Club members know how wonderful good books can beand fun too. New members who are willing to learn and welcome to join. Please contact DanielleGreen@earthlink.net or Green Turtle Book Club on Facebook. and exploring the world through books. Graduating from Wyotechs Advance Marine Specialist Program in Daytona Beach, Florida, Thomas (T.J.) Baldwin was nominated by his instructors for his exceptional work within the classroom. Thomas received the Exceptional Graduate Award, the Outstanding Atten dance Award and was also an Honor Roll Student. Thomas is excited to be back home and has already started putting his skills to work. He and Clint Russell have started their own business, Abaco Marine Me chanics in Hope Town. They can be contacted by phone, VHF or e-mail, abacomarinemechanics@ gmail.com. T.J.s parents, Tommy & Debbie Baldwin, extend their congratulations and want him to know his family and friends are very proud. Left: Thomas Baldwin graduated recently

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian November 15, 2012 Ron-Paul Cabinets PlusVisit our Showroom Located Opposite the old Lowes PharmacyOwners: Ronnie & Pauline RobertsPhone: (242) 367-0546 Mattresses Box Springs Bed FramesRegular Mattress: Twin $165, Full $230 Orthopedic Mattress:Twin $225, Full $235, Queen $265, King $365Serta Pillowtop Mattress.. Queen $440Memory Foam Mattress: Full $550, Queen$6001.1 CU.FT. MICROWAVES $18O GE 4.5 CU.FT. FRIDGE $220 BYCYCLES Cartoon Toddler Beds$115w/Mattress $175 CARPET & PADDING The Church of Christ Family held a bring a Friend Day at the Church on Sunday November 4, 2012 at 11 a.m. where guest speaker was Brother Andrew Major from Central Church of Christ out of New Providence. This event was very special topic Overcoming Obstacles especially since Hurricane Sandy swept through The Bahamas and left her mark of destruction on families. He stated that even though homes were damaged and items lost, only two persons lost their lives in the storm where as over one hundred lives have been lost in the United States. He told the members to be thankful and decide that they will be overcomers. He told them that when dis tractions or disappointments come, they can make a decision to still succeed. He noted that hailing from the capital, there is a lot of bad things going on but he believes that there are more good people out there than bad. Even though things are going contrary, he told the members that the biggest said that even though Urban Renewal is a good program, fathers need to take their rightful place in the home if the societal problems are to subside. He told the church that besides winning souls for Christ, he is good at hunting down deadbeat dads. Hence, he believes that restoration of fami lies is needed in this Bahamaland. Brother Major works consistently with young people and realizes that they have a lot to overcome. They covet a lot of what others have which results in them breaking into the homes of others to take what others have. He believes that we live in a feeling society and young people believe that if something feels good then they should do it. He stated that they should not live their lives based on feelings but rather on what God says is right. He encouraged the members to be strong and to know that God will not do what they can do but certainly he will come their aid when they encounter things that they cannot conquer on their own. The ser vice ended with a fellowship dinner in the churchs hall. celebrates All Saints Day On Wednesday evening at 7 p.m., an All Saints Day party was held at Aba co Youth Ministries for the children in the community. According to Elder Beverley Archer, they wanted to give the children something positive to do to get them off of the street on this night traditionally known as Halloween Night. and played some music which drew the kids in. Some youth came dressed in costumes and were welcomed in but once they got into the church hall, she explained to them what they were celebrating. She told the kids that All Saints Day is the day that Christians cel ebrate their fellowship with God and thank him for loving them so much. The children were so amazed that they shared it with the others who joined in the celebrations. Throughout the night the Choir Direc tor, Youth Leader, Praise Dance Leader and others spoke to them about the importance of being sold out to God if they desire to serve in a ministry. They all spoke for about importance of being a saint. She also stated that the youth had lots to eat including burg ers, hotdogs, cake, drinks and goody bags. The church has been hosting this event for the past ten years and is grateful that from this one night alone they were able to draw more people to Christ. The event was open to children from the church fam ily and the surrounding community. At the end of the night, they had standing room only with children and adults took part in this event which was a wonderful showing for the church. Hope Town As the meeting began on November 6 for the Hope Town District Council a moment of silence was observed in recog nition of the passing of Chester Thompson and Javon Black (son of Dr. Lenora Black A letter was read formally announc ing the resignation of Michael Albury, council member from Man-O-War Cay. The letter expressed frustration over not having the ability to do the will of the ma jority of Man-O-War residents. He added that he was concerned with the distrac tion caused to the normal operation of the [Council] meetings while attempting to do what I believe is the will of the Man-OWar people. The resignation leaves only one rep resentative for Man-O-War Cay; Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting. Elbow Cay and Man-O-War are assigned three repre sentatives and Guana Cay is assigned one. The Hope Town district council now has three members from Hope Town and one each from Man-O-War and Guana Cay. There is expected to be an election soon in order to place two members from Man-OWar on the Council. The council discussed an issue of a property owner adjacent to Hope Town Inn and Marina who complained that the newly built resort had built a wooden walkway on her property. Letters were exchanged between the property owner and the Hope Town in in hopes of reaching a compro mise; however, the property owner sim ply requested the walkway be removed. A representative of the Inn agreed to proceed with the removal of the walkway. It was noted by Mr. Sweeting that the Man-O-War harbour light was not functioning possibly as a result of Hurricane Sandy. It was suggested that someone in vestigate and determine the nature of the malfunction and then get it repair it. Approval was granted for a 120 foot dock near Orchid Bay in Guana Cay Har bour. Central Abaco The contract for the Central Abaco District Council awaits a decision from Central Government on who will be re sponsible for overseeing the management of the site going forward. During the Councils meeting on No vember 6, Chief Councillor George Cor nish told the council that he had negotiated a month to month schedule of payment for cision is made, which Administrator Cun ningham suggested could happen as early as this month. Mr. Cornish also obtained a lower cost per month than previously paid for the management. The contract awarded to Island Design Builders last year was paid at $37,000 per month ($444,000 per an num); however, with the month to month deal the Council will be paying $7000 less per month. Following over a one year absence, the Marsh Harbour Town Committee sub mitted names for persons to be placed on two statutory boards. On the Port Author ity Board are Brandon Thompson and Ian Carroll already active on the board will be joined by Kandy Pinder. Joining the Town Planning Board will be Danny Saw yer, Rhonda Hull and Timothy Roberts. It was noted that Pedro Maycock had resigned as chairman of the Port Authority and it was moved and accepted to put Sonith Lockhart as the chairman and Ian Carroll as the deputy chairman. A contract was awarded to Mario Bethel to carry out restoring the former its original state. Mr. Cornish noted that Bakers Bay agreed to carry out repairs to the Union Jack Dock replacing the ladder that was damaged. The Council also agreed to pay for a couple signs to be placed at the dock to warn against parking illegally in the area. Each Town Committee Chairman was assigned with the responsibilities of ensuring adequate cleanup took place in their respective communities in the after math of Hurricane Sandy. Administrator Cunningham noted that all the bills were in

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November 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 knows what the end product of our lives will be, but there are some things that you can do to almost always have the kind of ultimate end you imagine. Since we only have one life to live, I would suggest that you pursue those things ment. After all, happiness is really the thing that everyone is after. People make take extended vacations or perhaps invest I dont want to get stuck! Recently I had a conversation with a young lady who had just graduated high school. We talked about life out of school and her plans for the future. Unemployed at the time, she shared with me her desire also mentioned that her grades were not at the level to qualify her for a grant that was being offered. After we spoke a bit more about the medical career, she mentioned an other career and soon after intimated that she really was not certain what she wanted to do. I assured her that such uncertainty is pretty common in young people just leav ing school. She understood but added the following statement: I dont want to get stuck! That comment concerned me be cause I sensed fear in her voice and a psy chological panic that showed in her body language. As I observed this reaction, and continued our conversation, I got the im ished high school and also had dreams of pursuing a particular career, only to have the dream give way to an odd job here and there, until ultimately there was just exis tence and the promise of that career was a distant memory. Are you a recent graduate embark upon? Are you still swaying be tween options of what you want to pursue as a career? Are you fearful of time passing you by; of being left behind? Are you stuck direction in life? Well, lets talk about it. Everyone looks for a rewarding and always, people tend to focus on those ca reers that can make them the most mon ey. While we do need money to exist and thrive, there are countless, unhappy profes sionals in various careers at this very mo ment. Most of the time they are pleased with the amount of money they make, but at the expense of putting up with a job that makes them not just miserable but in some cases literally sick! As you begin to make a conscious effort to prepare for your future, make money and possibly be miserable do ing whatever it is that you end up doing, or to cover all of your needs. There are two sides to the coin and varying degrees of suc cess apparent in each one. You could very of your dreams and you make a very good living at it, or you could pursue your pas in some business that they always wanted to venture into. Yes, use the money you make to get to that happy place, but if you can start at that happy place and build wealth over time you would avoid the ulcers, drinking problems, work-related stress and so many other ills that come along with overexer tion and ultimately burn-out. Choose to be kind of profession you can become involved with that will add to that happiness. Once you operate from that position of happiness, you can then create a strategy to accumulate wealth in the years ahead. When you look at the way many people live, you wonder why it needs to be that way: These people trade years of their lives with a focus on money, enduring on-the-job stress, lack of family time, being victimized and over looked, working a crazy number of hours, and then at the end of their working life use the money that they may have accumulated to treat ailments that are the result of years of work-related abuse. On the other hand, life, pursue it relatively stress-free and in later years enjoy what has been accumulat ed. Clearly, in some cases this second op tion may not bring the swiftest rewards, but in the end the quality of life is so much bet come along for the ride. Here are a few practical steps to con sider on that alternate path to happiness: 1. Develop a life plan. I have a free resource that can assist you in laying out your life and erecting markers (goals) to help you monitor your progress along the way. Request it and I will gladly email it to you. 2. Make realistic goals. So many times people make goals that have no basis in fact, and when they do not reach them, they become discouraged and stop dreaming altogether. 3. Take action. No matter how big the goal is, it can only be reached by tak ing action. Daily action is the best. If you always wanted to write that book, then write a few paragraphs each day, and within ap proximately 12 months you would have completed your book. Action is the fuel that brings life to every goal. 4. Stick to the plan. It is one thing to lay out a roadmap to show where you want to go, but it is a totally different thing to fol that they keep you on track, accountable and focused. 5. Check the results. As we move towards a destination, things tend to change during the journey. If the results are not what you expect, analyze them and deter mine why they are appearing and not the ones you expected. 6. Adjust. Like a ship that sails from one place to the next, ocean currents, wind Opinion Please see Insights Page 18

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian November 15, 2012 Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDS Open 7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm F riday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 AnswersAcross 1. TROPHIES 4. SURFERS 6. BULLYING 8. OWANTAS 10. SANDY 11. GATORS 12. OCEAN 14. HARBOUR 16. KILOMETER 18. THANKSGIVING Down 2. RUSH 3. FLOODING 5. FLOAT 7. MAMMOGRAM 9. SILENT 13. CATEGORIES 15. CHICAGO 17. TURKEY Across 1. Guy Fawkes was responsible for the _______ Plot. 4. Style. 6. To examine and remove unacceptable parts, typically in media. 9. A type of fruit and a type of grouper. 11. Set by both businesses and governments; Don't go over this! 12. Counterpart to rhythm guita r. 15. How to propel a kayak. 17. Romney's party. 18. Twice-yearly astronomic event. Down 2. Obama's party. 3. Zero in tennis. 5. Electricity from the Sun. 7. To argue a point. 8. Balance. 10. Germanic precursor to Christmas. 13. Law that protects intellectual property. 14. A type of fruit and a species of shark. 16. Hole-in-the-Walls distinctive feature now gone.

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November 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 Thelma L. Lowe of Marsh Harbour, Abaco (formerly of Nassau) died at her residence on October 7th, 2012. Thel ma is survived by her husband Jack Lowe, daugh ters: Beth Sawyer and Marilou Outeen, Son-in-law: Bernice Sawyer, Grandsons: Randy Osteen and Brandon Sawyer, Greatgrand-children: Emma Osteen and Mia Osteen, Sisters: Lola Lowe, Phemie Stratton, Nina Thompson, Lily Stratton and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Service for the late Javon Damian Black age 30 years old of Bootle Drive, Dundas Town, Abaco was held on Saturday November 3rd, 2012 at Change Ministries International, Murphy Town, Abaco. Of 111 of Southside Christian Ministries International assisted by Bishop Terrance G. Strachan of Lifegate Christian Ministries International and Pastor Samuel P. Cornish of Change Ministries International. Interment will followed in Dundas Town Public Cemetery, Abaco. Javons precious memories and leg acy of love and service are being fondly cherished by: Mother: Lenora J. Black; Brothers: Jermaine, Julian, Daxon, Perez and Tito; Sister: Terah Black; Aunts: Bethsheba Rigby, Shirley Lockhart, An gela Cornish, Debbie Barnard, Patrice and Sheena Black; Uncles: Stevenson J. Swain, Godfrey Nubbs Williams (deceased), Falcon Black, Edmond Rigby, Michael Cornish and Dale Barnard; 2 aunts-inlaw: Margaret Swain and Sherry Williams; Sister-in-law: Melvina Black; Nephew: Jonathan Black; Nieces; Cousins: Shirley, Sarah, Stevenson Jr. and Joseph Swain, Anton and Jasmine Lockhart, Alonso and Alannah Williams, Gordenia, Trevor, and Gogfrey Williams Jr., Steffan Rigby; Soul Mate: Tasha Albury; Godchild: CJ Glinton; God Brothers: Carl Staff of Lil General's Convenience Store and Damian Turnquest; God Sister: Lianne Turnquest and many other family and friends. Chris topher Ghynard Albury was born in Nassau of January 17th, 1984 to Margie and Ghynard Albury. He lived all his life in Cherokee Sound, Abaco. A serious young man who was fascinated with life and seemed to enjoyed every minute of his 27 years of living. His parents and only sister, grandparents, many aunts, uncles and cousins doted on him and included him in many of their family activities, which he thoroughly enjoyed. He loved meet ing new people and was very interested in keeping up with the latest weather reports and could tell you with authority what the expectations for the weather would be at anytime. Christopher was looking forward to his next Birthday and was even planning a huge party and knew exactly how he want ed to celebrate it. Though he lived a quite life, a few Remembering Family and Friends weeks before Christopher passed away it was discovered that he had a very serious heart defect and the family knew he would not survive. He died peacefully in his sleep on the 26th of September, 2012 with the family pet and his constant companion, Snow, at his side. He will certainly be missed, but never forgotten. Gernie Benjamin Sands was one of the few constants in Cherokee Sound. You could count of seeing Gernie sit ting on his front porch greeting people, whenever the weather allowed, and in Cherokee that is almost every day. Gernie loved to strike up a conversation with visitors. He always had a unique quote or favourite story to pass on to strangers or friends. He was born in Cherokee to Florence and Leon Sands on June 21, 1926 in a little house home he lived in for the rest of his life next to the Methodist Church. ing Smacks that were built and sailed out of Cherokee Sound as a boy and later served as cook on the mailboat, the M.V.Mollie that travelled between Nassau and Abaco. He used to maintained the lightshouses on Duck Cay and at Little Bay and ran a taxi service from Big Mangrove for 27 years before the road ever came into Cherokee. He was also an avid hunter of wild hogs. It was not unusual to walk by his house and smell the aroma of just baked bread, an ex perience that was always mouth-watering and he made some of the sweetest tomato jam I ever tasted. He lived a pretty full life and never strived for more than he was given, but made himself content with what he had. He is survived by his wife, Catherine, sons Troy and daughter-in-law, Denise, a second son, Burnice and his wife, Beth, grandson, Brandon living in Marsh Har bour and, two brothers, Chris and Eric, and one sister, Sherlie living in the U.K. plus a host of other family members and rest in peace.

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian November 15, 2012 unprecedented opportunity to recognize a group of students who are often overlooked and seldom appreciated, primary school students. This premier annual national recog nition ceremony, which was established in 1997, has impacted over 1,100 tal ented young students and awarded over $700,000.00 in scholarships and prizes over the past 16 years. Ricardo P. Deveaux, President & CEO noted that this award program recognizes primary students who have dem on their campus and in the community, are involved in sporting and religious ac tivities and are involved in community ser vice. These students are striving to make a difference in our country even at their young age. The Foundation has issued applica tion packages to all primary schools in New Providence, Grand Bahama and the Family Islands and trust that each school will take this golden opportunity to have Clint Russell of Hope Town, Abaco has recently graduated from WyoTechs Advanced Marine Specialist Program, in Daytona Beach, Florida. Clint was nomi instructors for his exceptional work, re ceiving the Exceptional Graduate Award. Clint was also an Honor Roll student and was recognized for his outstanding at tendance. Clint has started his own busi ness, Abaco Marine Mechanics, with his business partner, Thomas Baldwin. He is eager to apply his knowledge and skills learned. They can be contact ed by phone, VHF, or by email, abaco marinemechanics@gmail.com. Congrat ulations Clint, his family said, We are extremely proud of your hard work! this student listed among the Whos Who in Primary School.Primary From Page 9 and other factors may push the ship off course from time to time. It is the job of the captain to correct the ships course so that it can get to its predetermined destination. If there is something that appears that you did not expect or want, then make adjustments to get the results you are looking for do it. There is no penalty for changing your direc tion temporarily along the way. It is your life, and you know what it is you want out of it. Adjust until you get what you want. Who says that we have to accept things as they are? Who says that the way life is being lived is the best way that it could be would have never done so. If someone did not think about developing a machine that enables us to see each other even though we are thousands of miles away, it would have never been done. Very soon, if not already, there will be someone developing a machine that will enable us to think of a destination, and we will be there physically in an instant if we choose to be. The things that we are now accustomed to are accepted as normal, but before they became commonplace they were considered just as farfetched as my previous statement. You do not have to get stuck. This only happens when you have no concrete plans and are paralyzed by non-action. Cre ate a plan, take action and you will never have to worry about not achieving your goals. Insights From Page 15 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 Business Service Directory 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? 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-GBen-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 en-GBNew Beginnersen-GBBabysitting Servicesen-GBCare with a Gentle Touch Were here for your convenience en-GB7 days a week en-GBCentral Pinesen-GB Abaco, Bahamasen-GB Mobile: 242-475-3982

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November 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 19 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 20,000# Alum-A-Vator II Boat Lift with remote and limit switch. Used 2 years and bought larger boat. In perfect condition. Located on Scotland Cay. Cost 1$5,000. Will sell for $7500. Call 321-777-0068 or email n7rl@ bellsouth.net 24 Formula, custom hardtop & windshield with 250 HP Yamaha engine. Asking $20,000. Must Sell, make offer! Call 577-0340 20 Proline w/200 Optimax, less than 250 hrs, always dealer serviced. See at M.H. Boat Yard. DUTY PAID. $8,900 US, OBO. Call 458-9712 or email: k.s.goff@bellsouth.net Items for Sale, Employment, Services, Cars & Boats Factory Direct Custom Cummins/Stam ford Diesel Generators. Includes: Alumi num 65dBA enclosure, deepsea gprs remote control module, 200 gallon base fuel tank, 250amp automatic transfer switch, 1 or 3 phase, shipping & customs duties, 1 year/1000hr warranty 50% deposit, 10 week delivery. 30kw $19,589.00 60kw $23,960.00. CONTACT: Mr. Patrick Petty Carib Generators (242) 427-3749 / 323-1594 E: sales@caribgenera tors.com / patrick_ptty@yahoo.com 1989 International 9370, 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 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche, fully loaded, leather package, 6 disc CD player, built in DVD player, sea warmer, automatic adjusting rear mirrors $30,000 OBO. Call 551-5250 or 458-5384 2003 Mercury Sable, in good condition, 20 rims. For sale at a low, low price. Call 4759947 or 699-3084 Wanted 2HP Yamaha Outboard Motors Very good condition. Email: dick.swan@ gmail.com NEW 8KW Diesel Generator, in soundproof box $7,500. Call 577-0340 abaconiannews@gmail.com Wanted to Buy: Commercial Properties or Acreage in Abaco. Fast CASH buyer. Send location and asking price to AbacoLand@ho tmail.com. Blackwood, 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 Marsh Harbour, 2 bed, 1 bath furnished apt, washer, dryer & generator. Seaview from deck. Located near Castle. Quiet area. $1,000/m. Call 367-3472 after 6pm Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color highlight on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.comMarsh Harbour, Views of the Sea of Abaco, upstairs, very spacious, 1 bedroom home, fully furnished located near Castle. Quiet area. $1,000 p/month. 367-3472 after 6pm Marsh Harbour, Cove Estate, 3 bed, 2.5 bath, fully furnished with pool. $1300 p/m. Call 475-4848 Marsh Harbour, Cove Estate, 1 bed, 1 bath, fully furnished, A/C $750 per month. 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, 786-787-7875 or 577-0748 Sweetings Village, 2 bed, 2 bath, fully fur nished $1,000 per month. Call 475-4848 Treasure Cay Canal front property with 111 dock, boat lift, davits, & cleaning station. REDUCED AGAIN to $299,000. Call 305-2456043 or hquin1902@gmail.com Scotland Cay, Private Island Rare opportu nity, paved 3400 airstrip, paved roads, marina, tropical lagoon & miles of beaches. Beautiful Hawaiian designed HOUSE sits on 1/2 ac of lushly landscaped RIDGE TOP with spectacu lar views of Ocean coral reefs AND Caribbean Bay. Wraparound deck, diesel gen. 24,000g cis tern, sleeps 8. Priced well below appraised val ue at $297k US. 850-962-1077 or DebbieWP@ att.net Dundas Town Hill Top, 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 Guana Cay, Dolphin Beach Estate, lot 88D, hill top, 40 elevation on the Sea of Abaco. Spectacular views on both sides, on paved road. Asking $140,000. Call 352-256-0999 or E-mail: ricker3147@yahoo.com Marsh Harbour, Cove Estates, Duplex for sale, 3 bed, 2.5 bath & 1 bed, 1 bath, fully furnished with swimming pool. Call 475-4848 Sweetings Village, Duplex for sale. (2) 2 bed, 2 bath, fully furnished. For more details call 475-4848

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November 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 22 NOVEMBER 15TH, 2012 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID WEST PALM BCH FL Permit NO 4595 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service Requested Historic landmark gone after centuries of inspiring awe Hole-in-the-Wall was a geological marvel Hole-in-the-Wall, the famous and his toric landmark that jutted from the south ern tip of Abaco, has been forever altered. The distinctive arch that formed a bridge from the mainland out to the rocky tip was the victim of extremely strong surges cour tesy of Hurricane Sandy. What remains is a gap where the land-bridge once was suspended. White, un-weathered limestone now stands as a stark reminder of what once was. The Hole-in-the-Wall Lighthouse was not damaged during the storm. Effects of erosion and weathering could be seen on the arch at Hole-in-theWall for some time. Bright white limestone appeared as small chunks fell into the roar ing ocean below. Many speculated that in another century or two the distinctive fea ture would be gone. This abrupt change, however, came as a shock. Sketches dating back to the 1800s clearly show that sailors of old were as captivated with the landmark as many Please see Hole Page 2 and descriptions of this natural formation go back centuries. This photo is courtesy of John Haestad. Kayak Challenge exposes paddlers to beauty of Abacos waterways Above: a returning kayaker is met by a friendly dog just off from Petes Pub in Little Harbour. Sixty one kayakers and paddle boarders took to the sea that day. For more see page 11. By Timothy Roberts Police and the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue (MHVFR) reminding the police station. On Monday, November 5 a couple shanty town called The Mudd at about four in the afternoon and within a few hours there were as many as eight sepa rounding communities complained as the smoke stayed low and enveloped neigh borhoods. By six-O-clock in the evening two chief Matthew Key went into the Mudd and where persons were told to put out grove near Pops Animal Shelter on S.C. Bootle Hwy. spread and the MHVFR were called in to protect the shelter on multiple occasions. Fire Chief Danny Sawyer not ed the amount of diesel and man hours it We had on Sunday afternoon ten scene. Its very important to know you need permission before you burn and you Sawyer said. Please see Fires Page 2 Residents of the surrounding communities reported foul smelling smoke as post-hurricane debris was being burned.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian November 15, 2012 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com South Abaco visitors of today were. This rugged fea ture was one of the most stunning views and displays of natural beauty on Abaco or anywhere in The Bahamas. And while not nearly as easy to visit as Abacos many beaches, it had its tourist appeal as well for adventure seekers. Many local Abaconians marked the location as a favourite picnic site as well. The open ocean to the south and the crash ing water provided a dramatic reminder of what the island was before people settled it. The Hole-in-the-Walls feature, the arch, stood not only as a bridge from the main land to the southernmost point but also as a bridge between Abacos present and past. Despite its descriptive name, Holein-the-Wall was anything but empty. already began to crumble. This photo was taken roughly a week before Hurricane Sandy forever altered Abacos landscape. This photo is courtesy of Jack Bowers. Hole From Page 1 The Superintendent of Police for Ab aco, Noel Curry said We in the Police Department want to say in the strongest way possible to the public that it is against He added that persons wishing to Failure to do so will result in the full ex Fires From Page 1 See news happening? Contact The Abaconian 367-3200 or abaconiannews@gmail.com

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November 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 By Canishka Alexander Garnell Limperes continues to make worthwhile contributions on Abaco through the Island Waves: Patti Limperes Creative Community Cultural Centre and C4 Studio. In recent months, shes made meaningful contact with numerous inter national networks throughout the United States particularly in Florida, North Caro lina, and Chicago, IL. In August of 2013, several interested artists, musicians, and handicraft artisans from The Bahamas will attend Goombay in Asheville, NC. However, despite the ex pansion of the Island Waves family world wide, she has not forgotten her locally based team or the Island Waves Sierra Le one, West Africa Branch. According to Ms. Limperes, things are going great for the centre, and she is in the process of raising funds to travel to Sierra Leone. They contact us via Facebook and ing with them on Skype because we get to have that one on one interaction almost as Theyre most creative branches as of now rently theyre working on a documentary, so that we can gain more of an awareness for their culture, daily activities and in Central Abaco terests. Its extremely motivating to have such a strong support group throughout the As a self-motivated person, Ms. Limperes has fought her share of battles in her mission to lead by example while staying positive. As Ive plunged into this project, Ive started seeing life in a different per spective. No matter what happens, the mission is to lead by example. No one is perfect, but its about continuously trying to be a better person every moment, and by learning from your mistakes. In saying Garnell noted that many people are now visiting the centre, and gaining a bet ter understanding of what is done there. As a family, she added that her colleagues are committed to the projects they are working on, obtaining leadership and communica tion skills, strengthening teamwork, and staying along the lines of the empowerment approach. Ms. Limperes explained the empow erment approach. According to her: The empower ment approach is, in a nutshell, the con cept of remaining positive and focusing more on keeping each other motivated in reaching towards our goals. Many times we are unaware that we spend more time in society thinking negatively upon others as well as ourselves, expecting the worst of a situation, which is a waste on our God given energy. We should be focused more on unit ing and working together to better our communities, families, and personal lives instead of bringing each other down and not supporting each others ventures on the Last month, Garnell Limperes and her colleagues put together a Haunted House for Halloween with the children in mind. Detailed attention was given to their costumes, and props were set up through out the centre to add to the suspense and drama. As the holiday season approaches, the Island Waves team is planning for a Christmas event, and although she was close-mouthed on the details, a visit from Santa Claus and a few of his North Pole friends can be expected. Assisting Ms. Limperes on an on Shanishka Bain-Cambridge, vice president Glitter Me Dazzle studio of Make Up & Photography, which is now a part of C4 Island Waves continues contributions to community (Creative Community Cultural Centre) beats and plays piano. Additionally, she was pleased to an open now. The music/recording studio and photography studio are housed in the same building as the centre and has a deck for outdoor events. The centre also offers gar dening, volunteer work, music, photogra phy, dancing, writing, music lessons and art classes. Above: Garnell Limperes has been making an impact in Abaco with her Cummunity Centre.

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian November 15, 2012 White Sound, Elbow CayFULL SERVICE MARINA WATERFRONT VILLAS For local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.comBahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun.Enjoy a delicious dinner with usSea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Happy Hour Daily 5 pm 6 pmOpen Year RoundCome lounge at The Helm, our indoor barBoat House Restaurant OFFERING SPECIAL MARINA RATES$500 a month for vessels 50 feet or more $300 a month for vessels under 50 feetSpecial effective from August 2012 to February 28, 2013 Central Abaco Community supports Monica Adderley Fun Run/Walk By Canishka Alexander In honour of Monica Adderley, who is a seven-year cancer survivor, members of the Abaco community participated in the 3rd Annual Monica Adderley Fun Run/ Walk event on November 3. Organized by the Anglican Church Anglican Church, the walk/run event took place at 6:30 a.m. that morning from St. Archer Circle, which is commonly called the airport roundabout. soned athletes could begin the four-mile the gathering. Fifty three people partici pated. During the presentation of trophies, Francis de Sales School. Meanwhile, Pas 50 male category, and Evelyn Smith was With the race behind them, partici pants shared that they had supported the event on behalf of cancer survivors they knew, and in some instances, for those All in all, they agreed that it was a good cause, and encouraged others to sup port future events. Participants were also given a free blood pressure and sugar level check-up. Of course, Ms. Adderley was very pleased. While thanking everyone for their support, she admitted that walking is com fortable for her, so she enjoyed the walk. Additionally, she acknowledged her family for their great support toward her. some, awesome family. I have some sisters even though theyre far away they know when I need to talk and my phone will go off. I have friends and my church members always there for me always. get down some days, and you still need that Remaining positive has been key in her battle against cancer, Ms. Adderley admitted. Hurricane damages Cancer Society Thrift Shop By Jennifer Hudson The Abaco Cancer Society Thrift Shop, located next to Abaco Groceries, was severely damaged during Hurricane Sandy. The north eastern end of the build ing was blown in and consequently much wind and water damage was done to the wall and ceiling of the building and the en tire stock was ruined. Cancer Society volunteers spent con siderable time clearing up the mess left by the hurricane. Since the building has been rendered unusable at present, the thrift shop will remain closed until further no tice. It is hoped that by the New Year the building will have undergone repairs and the thrift shop will reopen. The Abaco Cancer Society wishes to thank Randy Key who so kindly donated the use of the building, all the people who have so generously donated items and all of our faithful customers. All monies raised from the Thrift Shop go towards as sisting cancer patients with airfares to the location of their treatments and so they will endeavor to be up and running as soon as possible. they are ready to receive donations again and the shop is ready to reopen. Older Persons Movie and Luncheon sees record attendance By Canishka Alexander Approximately 100 senior citizens attended the Department of Social Ser vices Older Persons Month 2012 Annual Movie and Luncheon at Friendship Tab ernacle Church on October 23. The event was embraced by the theme: Longevity First in the line of speakers was Charlamae Fernander, assistant director of Social Services, who gave the welcome address. She said the theme simply illus trated that the future cannot be separated from the past. We have many years among us, so we had to have had some value because the Lord put us here, of course, and [we have] something to give to the commu nities of Abaco and something to give to hopefully on what happens in the future because it is one continuous line, and we Fernander added that it was a worth Please see Elders Page 7 Cedar Harbour. She was rewarded for be prizes were given to the oldest man, and the person who had the most grandchil dren.

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November 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 Menu Soup Wild Rice Turkey Soup Turkey sauteed with herbs and wild rice and served with pumpkin dinner roll Salad Holiday Apple Salad Topped with walnuts Entrees Herb Turkey........... $30.00 Mustard Crusted Prime Rib.......... $36.00 Cajun Grouper.......... $35.00 Topped with creamy lemon dill sauce Entrees served with choice of sweet potato and parsnip mash or oven baked red pepper risotto and steamed asparagus with Bernaise Sauce Dessert Walnut Apple Pie Topped with whipped cream and caramel Gratuity not included! For reservations contact us by VHF Channel 16 or by Phone: 366-0065 HAPPY THANKSGIVING Invites you to our Thanksgiving Dinner 22nd November, 2012 Time 6:00pm to 9:00pm For local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065 email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.com while effort to bring everyone together, and although they had expected 80 peo ple to attend the event, their expectations were certainly exceeded. The seniors in attendance represented communities from Crown Haven to Sandy Point. During his remarks, Abaco Chris tian Council President Stephen Knowles was reminded of the old-time hymns that were frequently sung yet we hardly hear them anymore. In a similar fashion, he pointed out that the contributions of the Central Abaco elderly often go unheard as well. Pastor Knowles suggested that se niors be recognized for their contribu tions, and given an opportunity to encour age and provide advice to troubled youth. He emphasized that our seniors are truly the jewels of The Bahamas. Next, Bishop Lernis Cornish, one of the advisory committee members for Social Services, led in songs of praise and a prayer over the gathering. He said that it is always good to work together in our communities, and that we ought to be thankful to Social Services for the work that its employees do. Elders From Page 6 Meanwhile, Pastor Silbert Mills of Friendship Tabernacle greeted the seniors as well before they watched the movie depicted the life of a young woman who decided to devote her life to God, but along the way she loses the people clos est to her. Although her faith is pushed to the limit on many occasions, she remains steadfast by helping others. Toward the end of her life, she is able to enjoy the fruits of her labour. During the luncheon, Estelle Pin der, an advisory committee member from Sandy Point, spoke about her enjoyment of the event. She encouraged the audience members to continue talking to their off spring and to lead them on the right path. provided gospel rake n scrape entertain ment with a grater and knife. sell from Cedar Harbour was the oldest person, and she received a prize. Interest ingly, she was born in Cuba to Bahamian parents, but spent most of her life grow ing up in The Bahamas. Fernander thanked all corporate sponsors namely the Friendship Taber nacle Church, Rotary Club of Abaco, and Chad Sawyer. Valerie Dean, director of Rotarys community service, and Dwayne Wal las, Rotary president, were pleased to see the camaraderie of the seniors at the luncheon. Wallas said that since the for mation of the Rotary Club on Abaco they Above: Some of those being honoured at the elders luncheon sitting together for the meal. fashioned entertainment with a grater and butter knife as she sings a few spiritual hymns. have been involved with these types of has been their biggest so far. I try to reach as many people as I can, and you know my motto alone Both Wallas and Dean used the op portunity to invite people to join them as Rotarians. We are looking for people who are interested and who have the same interest at heart in serving their community. Ser assured. We need people who are willing to come out and work to make a differ ence in peoples lives. That is what we want to do in our community make a

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian November 15, 2012 From the Editor's Desk // Tides 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 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 Pretty much any Abaconian worth their weight in wrecked-goods can re peat the government produced statis tics back to you: third largest economy in The Bahamas, the fastest growing and the highest rate of return visitors. Were a gem, a jewel of the archipel ago and weve consistently outpaced and outshone our brothers and sisters from other parts of our country. But why? What sets us apart? And how can we maintain this breakneck pace that seems to be woven throughout our heritage? And how do we maintain and what many are seeing as the decay of our culture and competitiveness? If the tide is indeed going out, if the wind is being let out of our sails, what must we do to hold our ground? I think it starts with acknowledg ing our past. It starts with those who came before us and the lessons they can teach us. We can start by looking at our grandparents. For most of you reading, your grandparents grew up in a very dif ferent Abaco. They saw it transform from a lowly island community, one of many scattered across the Empire, to a tourist-driven economic powerhouse. watching as their children and grand children took up the mantle of the ser vice industry to build resorts and mari nas along the shores they once hauled their catches. but content life. Ours come because weve been trained to in our jobs. Im not saying one lifestyle is bet ter over the other. Obviously we have which we have built for ourselves. At the best of times our lifes a beach, just look at our island in the nineties and early 2000s. But when the tide starts coming in, as it seems to have been for the past few years, our sand castles suddenly dont look too sturdy. Suddenly our grandparents lives look less stressful. Their stories, ren dered in our minds as idyllic fantasies of sculling your boat to woo your gal on the next cay over and eating boiled extended family seem like what we should be striving for. But we cant forget what our grandparents were striving for. They were striving to build us a future. Many could not predict what our nation would become, what it is be coming, but they had lessons to instill in us. Hard work, self-reliance and a hard nose were some lessons. But gen erosity, community and respect were others. They gave us the tools, despite farming and carpentry, to build our selves a grander future. They gave us the tools to build our sand castles. And maybe that tide will continue coming in. Maybe it will threaten to wash away much of what weve built in the last few decades: the resorts, the retail shops, the service industries. But weve been instilled with lessons of our grandparents. We know how to get back to work. How to rebuild. How to survive. Our sandcastles might be frag ile, but we are not. Our economy and our society are threatened with prob lems. Many problems. But if we can remember how hard our grandparents worked, how much they bore through, and if we applied a fraction of that today we could accomplish fantastic things. I ask you to look at the problems we face today. What can you do to make our island a better place for our grandchildren? What lessons from our grandparents can we use to overcome? What can we do to convince our selves that, despite the changing tides, we are still strong swimmers? Calendar of Events (postponed) Abaco Beach Resort

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November 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Enough is Enough As a young Bahamian, I have reached my breaking point. I am very discouraged when I gaze upon what is becoming of my country and my fellow citizens. Recently, I had an awful experience with a captain at a ferry boat operation and it opened my eyes to what an utter disgrace my country has become and drove me to writing this letter. No its not to bash the ferry service, nor is it a political jab, but an expression of my deep concern for the development, or lack there-of, of my country. Many of us sit at home and complain about the many incidents happening on our island, but very little of us try to speak up and do anything to stop, or prevent it. Many of us are sitting around waiting for promises they have already led us to be lieve they will provide, however its hard to keep faith in them when most of them, fortunes. We all know the issue of illegal im migrants has gotten completely and utterly out of control, to say the least. My experi ence at the ferry was caused, solely, on the fact that there are an outrageous amount of these immigrants traveling about search ing for jobs. Where are our Immigration legally? There is nothing wrong with individ uals trying to make a better life for them selves, but when it becomes a detriment to our country, something drastic needs to happen. Us as Bahamian business own ers and homeowners are partly to blame for the ominous amounts of immigrants because were the ones giving them jobs. doing. There are way too many unem ployed Bahamians looking for work for us to be hiring these immigrants. So, in my opinion, there is one simple solution dont hire them. The money they make is not going back into circulation, it being the Bahamian economy. Everywhere I look, all around Abaco, I cant help but notice how were plummet ing, at a very rapid pace. It seems to me now that government is catering to these immigrants. Allowing them to squat on our land, when Bahamians all have to pay taxes And what about the dual language signs? Is that very necessary? Thats ba sically giving them an invite to stay and ruin the image of our land. You seem to have forgotten that these same immigrants youre basically welcoming here are mak taking our jobs, our money, our land, and in way too many cases, our lives. Oh, and cant forget our piece of minds. If this keeps going the way it is then ten years from now this generations chil dren will not be able to have the freedom I did when I was growing up on the islands. By then the crime rate will have acceler ated to new highs and it will no longer be safe for children to be outside playing by them selves. Perhaps this same attention being paid to the immigrants can be paid to say, the education of the Bahamians that is so desperately needed and desired. Per haps incidents like mine recently will be practically non-existent if Bahamians were given the privilege of having a better edu cation than we get now. We will have more pride in our work because we will have pride in our coun try and feel like we can make something of our lives on this island, other than the dead-end road that we seem to be travel ing on. Please let us come together as the strong community we know we are and take back what is ours. Bahamians are too prideful of individuals to allow our country to be taken over by these undeserving im migrants. -A discouraged citizen. Letters to the Editor Hurricane Sandy in Moores Island In the city most residents cannot fathom moving from point A to B with out a car. Unlike city dwellers, Out Island residents use boats as their basic mode of transportation to sustain themselves and their families and in the aftermath of Hur ricane Sandy, unequivocally, Moores Is land is in dire need of a berth for its boats. During Hurricane Sandy the only al ing their boats was to use the shoreline, their yards or the mangroves. When most were indoors away from danger, some of ty of their boats remained on them during the hurricane. So even though, it was dangerous to be out to sea, the fear of losing the boat was an even greater concern. For people that work so hard, the powers that be ought to ensure that proper docking facilities are in place. I have been told that this has been a cry of the locals for years now! During the 2012 election campaign in Moores Is land the establishment of a birth for boats on the island was a promise made to the Please see Letters Page 18

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian November 15, 2012 Central Abaco Christian Counselling Center Walk successful in its second year By Canishka Alexander The 2nd Annual Christian Counsel on November 10 at the BAIC Park. Partic ipants were greeted by members from the center to register for the 5K or 10K walk/ run event, and they received free T-shirts. Following a prayer by Anthony Swain, runners were asked to take their places at the front of the line while those who opted to walk brought up the rear. The route took them to the Shervin Ar cher Circle (airport roundabout) and back around to the BAIC Park. During the event, Pastor Derek Ben jamin of New Vision Ministries, one of the runners, held the lead for a good portion before he was overtaken by Adrian Whylly and Brent Cartwright. The runners com mented that it had been a great run because of the favourable weather and because the event had been well put together. Mean while, Courtnee Romer led the female run ners after inching past Kimberly Roberts. At the end of the walk/run event, Margaret Smith, a counselor, said the to raise awareness of the Christian Coun existence on Abaco, and that overall, the mission of CCC is to help people who are hurting. Above: organizers and volunteers at the CCC Walk/Run event. Secondly, she pointed out that as a ditional ways to generate more funds for the center. The third aim is to promote health, which includes the physical, emo tional, spiritual and mental aspects of it. Were here to address the needs of Commenting on the event itself, she added: Its fun, its great to come out early to see the people, and its great to participate. Were just really pleased with the people who support us, and we want to Smith was also a participant and de scribed the walk as invigorating. She said it was also a good time to fellowship with those around her. The Marsh Harbour Po lice Department also showed their support which ensured that the participants were kept safe. Although there are no more scheduled fundraising events for the year, the center continues with its Parenting with Purpose program, and Dr. David Allen visits Abaco on a monthly basis for his seminars. Next year, the Christian Counselling Center will host a Golf Tournament. For more information on the Chris Above and left: the top three female competitors (Leazona Richard, Courtnee Romer and Kimberly Roberts.) Above and right: the top three male runners (Brent Cartwright, Adrian Whylly and Derek Benjamin.

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November 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 Central Abaco the Marsh Harbour Police Department and downtown Marsh Harbour patrolling the business district. According to Supt. Noel the Abaco District have beefed up their pa trols of the downtown community and the local communities. He explained that these efforts are to enhance their patrols in order to ensure the safety of the Abaco communities as we ap proach the Yuletide season. The Christmas and holiday seasons have, in the past, brought an uptick in busi ness break-ins. It is hoped the enhanced will provide adequate deterrence. Police beef up patrols in business district South Abaco 61 paddle out in second Kayak Challenge By Jennifer Hudson The second annual Kayak Challenge, which was held on November 3 and start ed at Petes Pub in Little Harbour, was a very successful event bringing together a large group of people in support of the Abaco Cancer Society and Friends of the Environment (FRIENDS). A total of 44 to paddle for this very worthy cause. In addition to the entry fee each person was asked to raise at least $100 in sponsorship and all proceeds were split between the Abaco Cancer Society and Friends of the Environment. highlighted the Snake Cay Creeks and the 52 paddlers battled weather which could not have been worse. This year, however, the powers that be smiled upon the event and the weather could not have been better for the 61 paddlers. The area highlighted this year was the Bight of Old Robinson, an area which was described by Kristin Williams, Executive Director of FRIENDS, as incredibly beautiful and encompassing more than ten Blue Holes. The Bight of Old Robinson has the highest Three courses of differing lengths Above: the kayakers and paddle boarders begin their expedition starting in Little Har bour. A Pig Roast and Petes Pub style festivities awaited their return. Please see Kayak Page 14

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian November 15, 2012 THE HOLIDAYS ARE ALMOST HERE!! There are only 2 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: 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 Real Estate Sales & Private Rental Homeswww.HopeTown.com T info@hopetown.com(w) 1.242.366.0224 (us) 1.561.208.8369 (f) 1.242.366.0434Service You Deserve. People You Can Trust. HOPE TOWN HIDEAWAYS South Abaco catered to all abilities of paddlers. A 3 mile course went from Little Harbour to Bridges Cay and back, an 8 mile course proceeded through the Bight of Old Rob inson across the Bay and back over the blue holes while the most energetic pad dlers covered a 15 mile course which went out to the end of Lynyards Cay to Wilson City and back round through the creeks. All paddlers were asked to begin by 8 a.m. and those on the shortest course began returning around 11 a.m. while those travelling the furthest distance did Kayak From Page 11 not arrive back until almost 2 p.m. For most of the paddlers this was the they all came back extolling their awe some beauty. In fact, they all found it paddlers who signed up for the shorter courses were inspired to go further and see more, so they all ended up travelling further distances than originally planned. Although the weather was calm and the day was perfect they still found it chal lenging coming around the point into the cut. One person capsized but was able to get back on and continue and the whole event came off without any problems. Two chase boats kept a close eye on all participants and provided water while two EMS personnel with an ambulance waited on standby all day, for which the organizers were very grateful, but fortu nately their services were not needed. Alcindor McIntosh, a student at Ab aco Central High School, kayaked the 8 mile course. He returned with a big smile on his face looking very relaxed and not at all tired after paddling for three hours. a kayak. He was loaned a kayak by FRIENDS with whom he is an intern aspiring to study marine biology upon leaving school. Although he described the trip as brutal coming back past the headlands he coped well with it as he is a shot put and discus athlete. He was thrilled to have seen sev eral turtles during his trip and he encour ages others to try it next year. Brent Cartwrights entire fam ily joined in the event. He and his wife, Layna, paddled one kayak with their sixyear-old daughter, Carter, on-board while her twin brother, Hunter, paddled his own kayak. They originally signed up for the three-mile course because Hunter was de termined to do the course all by himself but once out there they decided it was so pretty they did not want to turn back and so paddled a full eight miles. This, of course, proved rather too much for a sixyear-old and so Hunter had to be towed some of the way but they all agreed it was well worth it. Not only did the paddlers have a great day but also all the supporters who went to cheer them on. Everyone enjoyed the days beach party at Petes Pub where Above: a paddle-boarder returning from her voyage. The second annual kayak challenge Please see Kayak Page 15

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November 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 South Abaco a pig roast and lively music by the Goat Peppers Band added to the festive atmo sphere. Several Abaco Island Artists showcased their work which included art work, jewellery and other knickknacks and they donated part proceeds to the two charities. T-shirts were also on sale bearing a very attractive design created especially for the occasion by artist Marjolein Scott. During the afternoon the children had fun paddle boarding in the harbour and par ticipating in games on the beach. Kristin Williams, Executive Direc tor of FRIENDS, paddle boarded a dis tance of between eight and ten miles. This is very taxing as it entails standing up the entire time but Williams says that she prefers paddle boarding as it enables the paddler to see more and she was able to spot over 50 turtles and several sharks and rays. She was thrilled that so many people had seen the creeks area. This is part of the Abaco Creeks National Park Proposal and I was so pleased for people to see why we are trying to protect it. We are not proposing to stop people going into the creeks but our proposal is to protect this habitat against large social development. We want the locals to know what beauty is there and it was wonderful to see the reaction of people seeing these creeks for the event and it was very uplifting experi Kayak From Page 14 Marjolein Scott, Vice President of the Abaco Cancer Society, who kayaked after seeing the Cancer Society Thrift Shop in shambles after the hurricane she was delighted to see so many supporters out for the event especially just a week after the storm. She wished to express special thanks to behind the scenes men Chris Higgs, Adam Lawrence and Ed ward Scott, who worked so hard haul ing kayaks from Marsh Harbour to Little Harbour, moving tables for the artists, marking routes for the paddlers and giv ing much encouragement to everyone. Kristin Williams said that this joint Society and Friends of the Environment ing towards a healthy environment and healthy lifestyles. We look forward to next year when we hope to once again paddle in the Bight of Old Robinson and we will mark out a different route so that we can explore more of this amazing area. This is the only kayak challenge in the Bahamas and we hope that this will become a big national event with people from other islands participating and hope fully one day becoming as big as the The organizers wish to thank all of the sponsors and everyone who partici pated in this wonderful event in any way. Schooner Bay team cleans up Crossing Rocks Causeway Following Hurricane Sandy, the highway heading south had a large accu mulation of debris. This situation made the road both unsightly and a hazard to motor ists. Volunteers representing the Schooner Bay Community in South Abaco joined to gether to make a difference. The group of clean-up volunteers formed two groups. The two teams de cided to compete with other to see who could perform their share of the clean up of the 3/4 mile stretch of road. Both teams worked quickly towards this center, re moving debris all along the way. The clean up was a success. The stretch of highway is now safer and more aesthetically pleasing thanks to the efforts of the volunteers. Above: a volunteer team from Schooner Bay along the Crossing Rocks Causeway on the South Abaco Highway. The team spent the day removing debris from the highway that was left after Hurricane Sandy.

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian November 15, 2012 Dr. Rashida Brown-Clarke; Psychiatry Please call for date Dr. Charles Diggis: General Surgery/Lap Band Surgery Please call for dates Dr. Arthur Clarke: General Surgery & Urology Please call for dates Dr. Carnille Farquharson; Family Medicine Nov 21st & 28th Dr. Winston Forbes; Cardiology/Internal Medicine Call for dates Dr. F. Bartlett; Pediatrics Nov 16th & 17th 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 Dec 1st & Dec 6th 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 November 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 AT 367-1304/225-8014 OR FOR EMERGENCIES 458-1234 The Cays -Press ReleaseIn case of a medical emergency on Green Turtle Cay, a volunteer First Re cent review of the equipment and supplies currently available indicated a need for a pulse oximeter. This item is placed on the the oxygen level by scanning the skin so there is no discomfort. An oximeter also quickly and conveniently reports the pulse rate. responder group by David Cowan, M.D., who is a part time resident on Green Turtle Cay. Dr. Cowan is from Orlando, Florida where he has a Family Medicine practice. Abaco couple wins Cacique Lifetime Achievement Award -Press ReleaseA couple, who opened some of Ab acos early hotels and worked to preserve kerosene-fueled lighthouses, have been named winners of the Lifetime Achieve ment Award for the 15th Cacique Awards, the awards organizers announced. David and Phoebe Gale beat out 16 others to win the prestigious Clement May nard Lifetime Achievement Award. The Abaco couple moved to the Bahamas in They started out in the tourism industry as hoteliers, but Mr. and Mrs. Gale eventu ally opened Island Marine, renting small boats and cottages to visitors. Making the announcement at the press conference was former Cacique win ner and Blue Ribbon Panel Chairman, An tonius Roberts. They have always been involved One of them started the Abaco division of Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association He went on to say that the couple was also responsible for creating the Ba hamas Lighthouse Preservation Society for the purpose of saving the last three handwound, kerosene-fueled lighthouses in the world from automation. David Gale also had several articles published a variety of magazines including Skin Diver, Southern Boating, Sail, Sea History and Abaco Life. Medical equipment donated at Green Turtle Cay of the oximeter from Dr. Cowan. A donation of diabetic supplies and glucose meters was also provided to the local government clinic. Award. Specializing in Residential & Commercial Real Estate throughout The Abacos HOPE TOWN HIDEAWAYSHibiscus 4B/4B + Loft Luxury Atlantic Ocean beach house w/pool. Spectacular views, wraparound deck, screened in Bahama Room and garage. Great rental history! $1.940 M USD Tahiti Sunset 4B/2B Stunning home w/stainless steel appliances & private dock in Dorros Cove. High end furnishings. Great rental history! $1.026 M Marnies Landing Great investment opportunity! Build your dream home in fast growing community on South End of Elbow Cay near Tahiti Beach. Great for families. Call today for available options! Banana Cabana 2B/2B + 1B/1B Apt. This house has it all! Private pool set on dune overlooking Atlantic Ocean Beach and oor to ceiling windows capturing gorgeous views. $1.490 M USD Breezy Palms This oceanfront house consists of 3 structures united by decks and a pool. 5B/5.5B, spacious kitchen plus 3 kitchenettes, 3 dens, living area, panoramic views & more. $3.5 M USD Paradise 6B/4B Custom designed luxury estate stretches from Atlantic Ocean to White Sound & Sea of Abaco. Perched on high dune. Main house, guest cottage, pool & 4 berth dock! $5.6 M USD Gallup Estate Historic beachfront estate w/ two cottages set on almost 2 acres of elevated grounds w/ 244 ft of powder pink beach and private dock. $6.270 M USD Las Brisas Immaculate home located in Dorros Cove w/many amenities. Two private dock slips! Widows walk w/panoramic views. Garage w/ 1/2 bath. Short walk to Tahiti Beach. Rental History! $1.195 M USD Barefoot Bay 6B/4.5B Oering amazing views of Tilloo Cut & Tahiti Beach. Expansive decks connect main house & two adjoining private quarters. Great for large families! $1.875 M USD NEW LISTING

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian November 15, 2012 Happy ThanksgivingThursday, November 22nd, 2012 6pm 9pm SoupSpiced Cream of Pumpkin Topped with croutons and nutmegSaladMixed Greens With Mandarin oranges sliced avocados. Tossed with a citrus vinaigretteEntrees (Choose 1) Garlic Roasted Turkey Grilled Filet Mignon Baked Grouper Oscar New Zealand Rack of Lamb All entrees served with dinner rolls and butterDessertsPecan Pie Served with Vanilla Ice CreamPumpkin Cheesecake Key Lime Pie$54.00 per person Children under 12 Half Price Reservations Required For further information contact Abaco Inn @ 366-0133/0333 VHF Ch. 16 people by the Progressive Liberal Party. So I am sure, as of 2012, this will be a cry no more! So often we take for granted the con tributions that electricity has made to im proving the quality of our lives. It is not until we are forced to go digging for the candle, kerosene lamp and batteries, do we think about the gift of electricity. Shortly after nine on Thursday, October 25, the electricity went out on the island. The winds blew and howled and it just rained and rained for what seemed like years. bottles with water from the Island pump. Had this not been done, then there would ing at my residence. I only learned later that this is one reason why many persons keep large water drums in their yards. On Friday and Saturday the rain and wind sub sided a bit. By Sunday the effects of Hur ricane Sandy was minimal. With the power outage and no access to the outside world, Hurricane Sandy gave the islanders a good opportunity to bond with one another. Un der the candlelight, my neighbours and I exchanged stories that really helped me to pass the time. Fortunately, Sandy was only a cate gory one hurricane. Unlike last years hur ricane, only a few main power lines went Letters to the Editor down, and the local school lost some shin gles. There was no loss of home or life. Thanks to the hardworking B.E.C team on Moores Island, power was restored back to the island by Sunday evening. I was especially impressed with their work considering they were working with out a bucket truck. Hats off to all of you! Of course, I understand that the BTC team is still working feverishly down in Sandy Point to restore telephone cables that were damaged during Hurricane Sandy. The island basically went a little under two weeks without any kind of telephone ser vice. It seems we will have to wait even longer than that for the restoration of Inter net service to the island. Sunday October been without Internet service. Nonethe less, in the face of disaster we could com plain about what we dont have or we could chose to celebrate what we do have. All of our friends and family are still among us. Hurricane Sandy has also given us the op portunity to become better acquainted with our neighbors and colleagues. Now, you chose how you will make the time count! Letters From Page 9 Crime Report Stealing (Under Investigation) male of Murphy Town, Abaco, reported to the police that sometime between 3:00 p.m. and 3:15 p.m., while in the area of a local high school located on Forest Drive serving lunch from her van, culprit(s) stole her BlackBerry Curve cell phone valued at of the said school. Investigations into this matter con tinue. Stealing (U.I.) a 42 year old female of Christie St. Dun das Town reported to police that sometime around 8:45 p.m. while her two sons, ages convenience store, on Forest Drive they were approached by a boy who is known to them who stole their red and black BMX bicycle valued at $200.00. The suspect rode off on their bicycle. The suspect at tends a local High School on Forest Drive. Enquiries are continuing. Stealing (U.I.) At 2:40 p.m. on Thursday Novem ber 8, a 65 year old male of Great Cistern, Abaco, reported that sometime between residence. Investigation is being continued. Sudden Death (U.I.) At 3:40pm on Thursday November 8, reported that her son died suddenly at his residence. Police Assistance Requested. Unit visited the scene. The deceased is a 50 year old male also of the Mudd. The deceased was pronounced dead by the local Doctor. Investigation is being continued. Stolen Vessel (Recovered) a 68 year old female of Crockett Drive, Abaco, reported that sometime between 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday November 6, and vessel with two Mercury engines attached from the dock at Rainbow Rental & Ma rine. The vessel is owned by Gustarien Gustave of Fort Lauderdale Fl. Police ac tion requested. was recovered in Grand Bahama intact. In vestigation continues. Sudden Death (U.I.) cal doctor at the Marsh Harbour Govern ment Clinic reported that an 80 year old brought in unresponsive by EMS. Police assistance requested. Unit visited the scene. Investigation is being continued. Assault (U.I.) A 32 year old male of Scotland Cay contacted MHPS via phone and reported that on at about 6:45 a.m. on November 11 while he was onboard the ferry en route punched him on the left side of his face causing pain and swelling. Police action requested. Enquiries continue in this matter. Shopbreaking (U.I.) year old male of Casaurina Point, Abaco the same date he visited his local church located Don McKay Blvd Marsh Harbour and discovered the same was broken into. The culprit/s searched but nothing ap pears to be stolen. Police action requested. A suspect is known in this matter. In vestigation continues.

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November 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 Business Couple utilizes solar power at home and business By Canishka Alexander After leaving GWS Worldwide Ex of a job to provide for his family. Even as a photographer, Mr. Cooper still needed something more to fall back on. It was then that he and his wife Kaye decided to open a hot dog stand on Fire Road. Named after his daughter, Savannahs Hot Dog Stand did indeed begin as a hot dog stand where dyno balls and freshly made lemonade were served. The menu has now expanded to include everything conceivable from chicken wings and home made fries to burgers, egg rolls, seafood sample. However, although business was booming, the hot dog stand had to be re placed with the existing building after Hur ricane Floyd swept it away. years. The business has kept me going, days a week, but now we open two days a After successfully using solar power at their home, the Coopers decided to try it out at the business. Solar power works by converting sunlight into electricity. A solar power system uses photovoltaic (PV) tech nology to capture the sun's rays, convert ing sunlight photon energy into electrical current. Because energy is produced from daylight, and not direct sunlight, electric ity can be produced on cloudy or overcast days. The solar power has a layer of silicon with a positive charge and another layer with a negative charge. Rays from the sun make contact with the panel causing elec trons to move from one layer to the next, and therefore creates an electrical current. An inverter takes the current and converts in into usable power (240V AC). Despite the initial cost involved, the Coopers are happy they made the decision to use renewable energy, and Mr. Cooper said he was always one to experiment with gadgets. Interestingly, for Mr. Cooper, solar power offers an added feature: safety. He was concerned about Savannah power outages when they would have to light candles. With solar power, there was no need for candles because the children were taught to operate all of the equipment associated with it. At his home, Cooper observed that it takes 12 volts to run one light, and that the light can last six days with continuous use. He explained that it is best to separate the lights that need to be charged and to never put them all on one battery. Refrigerators use too much power and would drain the battery in 15 minutes. To charge bigger ap pliances and at nighttime, a generator can be used or persons may wish to use elec tricity from BEC. The best battery for the job, he said, is a deep-cycle battery like a golf cart bat tery, which can be charged overnight. All in all, Cooper admitted that the time, he said, he went off the grid for an entire year. Although he did not receive power throughout the entire day, he and his wife estimate that they saved hundreds of dollars. The Coopers also offer catering ser vices at Savannahs Hot Dog Stand, and plan to offer food and dessert platters dur ing the holiday season to schools and busi nesses. Soon the building will be expanded to contain a bakery, and at that time, the name will change to Savannahs Hot Dog Stand and Bakery. Visit them at Savan nahs Hot Dog Stand on Facebook or at http://www.savannahc6.webs.com or call Project focuses on sustainability of By Canishka Alexander/Photos: Jeremie Saunders sources, began a project this summer that is aimed at protecting our countrys spiny as a PhD student at Old Dominion Univer sity in Norfolk, Va. Please see Page 20

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian November 15, 2012 The Moorings Yacht Charters The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class crewed yacht charter The Conch Inn Resort Curly Tails The Conch Inn Resort and Marina Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you. The Conch Inn Marina Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tide North Bar Channel December 2012 SAILING VACATIONS Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new sailing yachts 36 ft. mono hull or 38 ft. catamaran Sunsail TM by Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new power boats 34 mono-hull or 37 or 45 Catamaran Further Business The spiny lobster is considered the because it provides employment for thou sands of people, and roughly brings in be exchange every year. There are three main objectives for the project. determine the effects that condos com monly referred to as casitas have on lobster biology. The next objective is to relation to condos. Finally, Gittens said that they will also investigate the effects natural shelters on the lobsters mortality and growth as well as their susceptibility to diseases. Because lobsters are known to be gre garious and highly sociable, they tend to aggregate under casitas in very large num bers. Gittens said they are curious about the effects on lobsters when they gather in such high densities in one location. He questioned whether it slows or increases their growth or if high densities lead to higher disease rates. Nevertheless, Gittens is optimistic about the impending results. We are examining all of these dif tive, and of course we have to compare The Bahamas, and we have to compare it to lobsters in natural areas to see whether what is found in casitas is different from explained. Planning for the project began in Sep tember of 2011 throughout The Bahamas, will be caught and sampled whereas they will only be sampled on the remaining is lands. With a timeline of three years for the project, two and a half years will be designated for data collection. The project will be monitored on a quarterly basis with visits to casitas and natural areas in Abaco every three to four months. This point brought Gittens to another objective: evaluating the size of lobsters in casitas versus traps and natural areas. A tecting juvenile lobsters, and theyve found that traps are better at rejecting juveniles than casitas. der consideration for this particular proj a hook to hold the lobster, and sometimes the hook pierces its exo-skeleton. So far, there have been no studies to determine if hook the abdomen or tail, which Gittens conceded may be less fatal. For the most part, casitas are located in the Great Bahama Bank and Little Ba hama Bank, but are unmanaged. Presently, it is unknown how many casitas exist and where they are located. Gittens said that grounds. One option is to utilize remote sensing with a satellite in outer space that would give an estimate of how many casi tas there are and their whereabouts. Although there are variations in the materials used for casitas, they chose the most popular six by four structure with corrugated metal on plywood to elevate it We used the same materials to make Marsh Harbour and Sandy Point, there are six casitas in each location and ten traps at The casitas and traps are marked equipment belongs to the Dept. of Marine complain that others take lobsters from their casitas, so they wanted to minimize that as much as possible. They also wanted the public to know that they must not tam per with the casitas and traps. Once, the project is completed, Git tens said that the Department of Marine Resources and Old Dominion University will make the information available for those who can best use it. The project is geared toward ensur Effect of Sandy on local agriculture Hurricane Sandy, which visited the island on October 25, was a strange storm: it came sooner than expected, appeared to have left by midday Friday, but came back with a vengeance that same evening northeast of Marsh Harbour. Apart from a few fallen trees and broken branches, missing shingles on the roofs and a lot of Please see Agriculture Page 22

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian November 15, 2012 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise Island-wide Abaco Listings Abaco Cottage + 114 hse 366-0576 Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529 Cherokee Lee Pinder + 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075 Grand Cay Rosies Place 352-5458 Green Turtle Cay Barefoot Homes 14 hse 577-4092 Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4247 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island Properties + 34 hse 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties + 34 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 Guana Cay Dive Guana + 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Guana Sunset Beach 13 units 365-5133 Ocean Frontier 6 cott 519-389-4846 Wards Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth Sands + 9 hse 365-5140 Hope Town Abaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Crystal Villas 5 villas 321-452-0164 Elbow Cay Prop + 53 hse 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways + 63 hse 366-0224 Hope Town Inn 6 rm 4 Villas 366-0003 Hope T Villas + 3 hse 366-0266 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages + 4 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 6 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key + 43 hse 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557 Hotels and House Rental Agents Lubbers Quarters Sea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121 Man-O-War Island Home Rentals + 2 hse 365-6048 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072 Waterway Rentals + 14 hse 365-6143 Marsh Harbour area Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719 Abaco Towns 16 apts 367-0148 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 Living Easy + 16 hse 367-2202 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Regattas 32 apts 577-6764 HG Christie + 11 hse 367-4151 Sandy Point Oeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort 14 rm 366-4119 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083 Treasure Cay Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 5 units 877-786-8455 Treasure Cay Resort + 95 rms 365-8801 Marks Bungalows 4 units 365-8506 Abaco Estate Services + 365-8752 Island Dreams Rental + 357-6576 Turtle Rock Villas at Palmetto Beach 3 villas 262-820-1900 Wood Cay Tangelo Hotel 14 rm 1 villa 365-2222 Web Sites with Abaco Information http://www.abaconian.com http://www.abacoinet.com http.//www.abacoinfo.com http.//www.abacocottage.com + agents with multiple cottages and houses http://www.abacos.com http://www.oii.net http://www.bahamas.com Rev. March 2012 For local transportation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065 email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.com Starting at 7:00 PM Ferries from Marsh Harbour at 5:30 & 6:30 Returning at midnight. Coming December 28th on Elbow Cay Second annual Junkanoo Competition Sea Spray Resort & Marina that there was no loss of lives and not ex cessive property damage ceded but one could still observe the harm left by Sandy. But for people making a living from farming, the damage was deeper than a mar to the landscape. In the farming district of South Abaco, fallen and burnt fruit trees at a time when the harvest was nearly ready to take place meant loss of revenue for the farmers who do not have government sub sidies and most of them no insurance. inviting battle ground for the storm which ran amok among banana trees, neem trees, avocado trees, papaya and citrus trees. Mr. Mel Wells, owner of Pepper Pot Farm, recognized having lost 85% of his banana trees. Mr. Rowan Higgs com plained that a lot of his bearing avocado trees were partially or completely uproot ed. All the fruits fell. He picked up a cou ple of hundred of fruits from the ground that he is selling for $1.00 or giving away free at the Shell Gas Station on Don Mack ay Boulevard. At Big Bird Chicken farm, the birds made it through the storm, but there too, avocados and lime trees suffered a lot of damage. At the Neem Farm located on Ernest Dean Highway just North of Casuarina Point, the damage reported by the owners Further Business was severe. Daphne De Gregory stated that several hundred neem trees, most of them laden with fruits, had fallen. The leaves which are used for many endproducts were burnt and scatted around the farm, unusable. There was also considerable Moreover other fruit tress such as papayas and lime had also been destroyed. The report is the same from all the other farmers of South Abaco. Loss of fruit trees was the common complaint as well as the storm wiping out most of the vegetable crops: destroyed were tomatoes, onions, arrugola and herbs. Michael Wallace of MWA Freeport, Grand Bahama, who holds a degree in agri cultural studies and chemistry, produced a report following the hurricane. He warned that the effect of the storm also included dessication and salinization of land sur faces and aquifers. He advised Bahamians to be aware of the change of climate that is supposed to produce severe weather that could create socio-economic dislocation in the archipelago. He urged Bahamians to seek ways to reduce their carbon foot print, to regulate forest removal and protect hills and coastal vegetation. Moreover he advocated focus on growing crops better adapted to the cli mate and the environment. He advised to plant root crops and legumes such as po tatoes, eddoes, cassava, beans and berries. Agriculture From Page 21 On Behalf of the Abaco Cancer Society & Friends of the Environment we would like to thank: Our Sponsors: Abaco Family Medicine Abaco Groceries Abaco Petroleum IE Imports Marsh Harbour Exporters and Importers Master Marine Treasure Cay Ltd. Our Paddlers: Victoria Albury, Miller Albury, Dante Richard, Luke & Sara Allen, Alison Ball, Lorenzo & Patty Barigelli, Cha Boyce, Brent & Layna Cartwright, Tucker Cartwright, Diane Cartwright, Natalee Dias, Benjamin & Alicia Dunable, Bianca Eldon, Sasha Fair, Kelly Fair, Sean Giery, Lona Harris, Chris Higgs, Lory Kenyon, Adam Lawrence, Patrick Maura, Matt & Lindsey McCoy, AJ McIntosh, Olivia Patterson, Terrance & Kim Roberts, Erika Russell, Marvin Russell, Marjolein Scott, Sean Tully, Dwayne & Sheree Wallas, Tony Wallas, Lloyd & Kristin Williams, Nicole Fair, Ian Fair, Arien Sikken, West Lowe, Mario & Kim Simoes, Marie Lowe, Jesse Golon, Sarah Sams, Bons Fritz, Pete Schewe, Karell Frenette, Albury Higgs, Natasha Albury, Lilly Higgs, Sam Williams, Greg Mailis, Nick Miaoulis, Kirwin-Ostolani Our Hosts: Petes Pub & Gallery Special Thanks To: Adam Lawrence, Chris Higgs, Ed Scott, Charlie Sweeting, Frank Boyce, Ryan Cash, volunteers, participating artists and everyone who came out to support this great event!

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November 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive Shops Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour ..................... 367-2963 Above & Below, Marsh Harbour ................................. 367-0350 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour .............................. 367-2787 Dive Time, Man-O-War................................................365-6235 Froggies, Hope Town ................................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay ...................................... 365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay ....................................... 365-4411 Dive Guana ................................................................ 365-5178 Man-O-War Dive Shop ................................................365-6013 Cars & Cart Rentals Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals ............................................. 367-2655 Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals .............................. 367-1035 B & B Boat Rentals ........................................... 367-7368 Bargain Car Rentals .......................................... 367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................................... 367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals ....................................... 367-5570 Cruise Abaco. .................................................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ...................... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals ...................................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars .................. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals .......................................... 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ......................................... 367-4887 The Moorings Boat Rentals ............................. .367-4000 Green Turtle Cay Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental .................. 365-4411 C & D Cart Rental ............................................. 365-4084 Cruising Cart Rentals ........................................ 365-4065 D & P Cart Rental ............................................. 365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals ....................................... 365-4119 Kool Karts ........................................................ 365-4176 Reef Boat Rentals ............................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes ...................................... 365-4147 T & A Cart Rentals ............................................ 375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............................... 365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes ................................. 365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals ..................................... 354-5175 Lubbers Quarters Cruise Abaco ............................................. 321-220-8796 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals .................................. 365-6502 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals ................................. 365-6024 Waterways Boat Rental ................ 357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Cats Paw Boat Rentals ..................................... 366-0380 Elbow Cay Cart ................................................. 366-0530 Hope Town Cart Rentals .................................. 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals .......................................... 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals .............................. 366-0282 J Rs Cart Rental ................................................ 366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals ............................................ 366-0069 Treasure Cay Adventure on Prozac Kayak ............................ 365-8749 Blue Marlin Rentals. ......................................... 365-8687 Cashs Carts ...................................................... 365-8771 Cornish Car Rentals .......................................... 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals ............................................... 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals ........................................... 365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks ............................. 365-8749 Bonefish Guides Visitors Guide Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Marsh Harbour Abaco Pizza. ................................ $ .................. 367-4488 Anglers ................................... $$$ .................. 367-2158 Blue Marlin ................................. $ .................. 367-2002 Curly Tails ............................... $$$ .................. 367-4444 Ginos .......................................... $ .................. 367-7272 Golden Grouper ........................ $ .................. 367-2301 Island Family Rest ....................... $ .................. 367-3778 Java Coee House ....................... $ .................. 367-5523 Jamies Place ............................. ..$ .................. 367-2880 Jib Room .................................. $$ .................. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken ............... $ .................. 367-2615 Mangoes ................................. $$$ .................. 367-2366 Pops Place + .............................. $ .................. 367-3796 Snack Shack + ............................ $ .................. 367-4005 Snappas .................................... $$ .................. 367-2278 Wallys .................................... $$$ .................. 367-2074 Hope Town Abaco Inn .............................. $$$ .................. 366-0133 Capn Jacks ................................ $$ .................. 366-0247 Harbours Edge ......................... $$ .................. 366-0087 H T Coee House (B & L) .............. $ ................. .366-0760 H T Harbour Lodge .................. $$$ .................. 366-0095 Munchies .................................... $ .................. 366-0423 OnDa Beach .............................. $$ .................. 366-0558 Sea Spray ............................... $$ .................. 366-0065 Sugar Shack + ............................ $ .................. 366-0788 Little Harbour Petes Pub .................................. $$ .................. 366-3503 Lubbers Quarter Cracker Ps ................................. $$ .................. 366-3139 Man-O-War Bradleys on the Harbour ............. $ .................. 365-6380 Dockn Dine ................................. $ .................. 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar ................ $ .................. 365-6501 Guana Cay Bakers Bay Market Place ...... $$$ .................. 612-1021 Grabbers ................................... $$ .................. 365-5133 Nippers ..................................... $$ ................. 365-5143 Orchid Bay ............................... $$$ .................. 365-5175 Treasure Cay Coco Beach Bar & Grill. ................ $ .................. 365-8470 Florences Cafe ............................. $ ................. .365-8354 Spinnaker Restaurant ............. $$$ .................. 365-8469 Touch of Class ........................ $$$ .................. 365-8195 Treasure Sands Club ................ $$$ ................. .365-9385 Green Turtle Cay Blu House ............................. $$$ .................. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro ...................... $$ .................. 365-4200 Green Turtle Club .................... $$$ .................. 365-4271 Harveys Island Grill ................... $$ .................. 365-4389 McIntoshs Restaurant .............. $$ .................. 365-4625 Miss Emilys Restaurant ............. $$ .................. 365-4181 New Plymouth Inn .................... $$ .................. 365-4161 Pineapple Restaurant Bar & Grill $$ ................. 365-4039 Plymouth Rock Cafe .................. $$ .................. 365-4234 Shorties Take-a-way...................$$..................365-4342 Sundowners .............................. $$ .................. 365-4060 Sandy Point Nancys ...................................... $$ .................. 366-4120 Everyone reads The Abaconian Emergency Services B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667 Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Man-O-War 365-4019 Treasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9111 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749 Medical Services Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour ...................... 367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic ................................ 367-0020 Integrated Medical Center .......................................... 367-1304 Emergency ............................................... 458-1234 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre ................................... 367-0049 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour ............................ 367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay ......................................... 365-8288 Government Clinic Coopers Town .............................. 365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay ........................... 365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town ................................... 366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point .................................. 366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town ...................................... 365-2172 Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Green Turtle Cay Blu House ....................... 45 ......... F ......... 365-4200 Green Turtle Club .............. 32 ......... F ......... 365-4271 Black Sound Marina .......... 15 ..................... 365-4531 Other Shore Club ............... 12 ......... F ......... 365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service ........... 10 ......... F ......... 365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina ........ 150 ......... F ......... 365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina .......... 26 ......... F ......... 365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina ...... 183 ......... F ......... 367-2158 Conch Inn .......................... 75 ......... F ......... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina ........ 36 ......... F ......... 367-2182 Mangoes Marina ............... 29 ..................... 367-4255 Marsh Harbour Marina ...... 52 ......... F ......... 367 2700 Hope Town Hope Town Marina ............ 16 ..................... 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways ................................ 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina .............. 6 ......... F ......... 366-0154 Sea Spray .......................... 60 ......... F ......... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina ........... 75 ......... F ......... 365-0083 Guana Cay Bakers Bay Marina .......... 158 ......... F ......... 365-5802 Guana Hide-aways ............ 37 ..................... 577-0003 Orchid Bay ......................... 64 ........ F ......... 365-5175 Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Tours & Excursions Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental ....................... 475-9616 ................ 367-2936 ......................... 367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure ............................... 577-0004 ..................... 367-0350 Adventure on Prozac T Cay ............................ 365-8749 ...................... 365-4411 C & C Charters Treasure Cay ........................... 365-8506 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour .................... 367-2787 ............. 366-0024 Airlines Serving Abaco Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ........................... 367-2266 Air Gate Aviation Daytona/New Smyrna ........................... 367-3636 American Eagle Miami ..................................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud ............................ 367-2095 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach .............................................. 367-3415 Craig Air Center North Florida ........................................... 367-3522 IBC Airways Ft.Lauderdale, W Palm Beach ......................... 367-1336 Locair Fort Lauderdale ............................................. 1-800-205-0730 Regional Freeport ............................................................... 367-0446 Sky Bahamas Nassau/Ft. Lauderdale ................................. 367-0996 Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale ..................................... 367-0140 Western Air Nassau ........................................................... 367-3722 Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale ............................................. 367-0032 Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida Abaco Air .............................................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters ........................................................ 367-3450 Taxi Cab Fares one or two passengers Extra $3 for each passengers above two ective Dec 08 Clinic, Downtown, Stop Light, ........................................................ $10 Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry ........................................ $15 Spring City ........................................................................................ $15 Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch ............................. $15 Murphy Town & Great. Cistern .......................................................... $20 Snake Cay ........................................................................................ $35 Casuarina Point ................................................................................. $60 Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour ............................................. $80 Bahama Palm Shore ......................................................................... $90 Crossing Rocks ................................................................................ $105 Sandy Point ................................................................................... $150 Leisure Lee ....................................................................................... $50 Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry ................................................... $80 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $85 Fox Town ........................................................................................ $165 Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel ................................................. $ 10 Nat. Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr. Cistern .......................................... $10 Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea. Eective Dec 08 Green Turtle Cay ferry dock ............................................................... $10 Madeira Park .................................................................................... $20 Sand Banks ...................................................................................... $25 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $30 Leisure Lee ....................................................................................... $45 Black Wood ...................................................................................... $20 Fire Road & Coopers Town ............................................................... $40 Cedar Harbour ................................................................................. $60 Wood Cay ......................................................................................... $70 Mount Hope .................................................................................... $80 Fox Town .......................................................................................... $85 Crown Haven ................................................................................... $90 Marsh Harbour airport ..................................................................... $80 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport .............................................. $80 Treasure Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour ................................................ $85 Treasure Cay Hotel to Green Turtle Ferry ........................................... $25 Treasure Cay Hotel to Blue Hole ........................................................ $30 Attractions Albert Lowe Museum ................................ Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits .. Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden .................... Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum ................. Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station .................................... Hope Town Swim Mermaid Reef o Marsh Harbour ........ Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole ........... Treasure Cay farm road Art studio & working foundry ...................... Little Harbour Working boatyards ..................................... Man-O-War cay Pocket Beaches Miles of beach (most exposed to ocean) Items of interest Bring errors & revisions to our attention Revised March 9 12 All phones use area code 242 unless noted www.theabaconian.com Alburys Ferry Service Marsh H.>Guana Cay/Scotland cay F rom Conch Inn advised to contact the oce for the changes. Green Turtle Ferry Note: 4:30 pm trip to GTC not on Sundays ** Note: 4:30 pm trip will be made from New Plymouth only Abaco Adventures Pinders Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama Bahamas Ferries Summer Schedule only (April to Dec) Sandy Point & Nassau Every Friday & Sunday, except holidays, under 4 hours. Call 225-3376 or 366-4119 Call for rates. The Great Abaco Express Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 30 minutes Tourisms People-to-People program Be matched with a local person or family with a similar interest such as Bird watching, Attending church, Foreign language, School class visit, Environmental interest. Marine, Native plants, History, Humane Society, etc. This is not a dating service or an offer for a free meal or lodging but an opportunity to meet someone locally with similar interests. Call Tourisms Doranell Swain at 367-3067 dswain@bahamas.com Marsh Harbour Terrance Davis Buddy Pinder North Abaco Sandy Point Anthony Bain Treasure Cay Casaurina Point Cherokee Crossing Rocks Green Turtle Cay Hope Town Man-O-War Charter Boats

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Page 24 Section A The Abaconian November 15, 2012 HEALTH INSURANCE Health is Wealth It's known that a healthy society is a wealthy society, that's why Insurance Management offers the largest selection of coverage in The Bahamas Nobody does it better!INSURANCE MANAGEMENT(BAHAMAS) LIMITED. INSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTS email: info@imbabaco.comNassauRosetta Street P.O.Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 394-5555 Fax: (242) 323-6520Freeport1, Pioneers Way P.O.Box F-42541 Tel: (242) 350-3500 Fax: (242) 350-3510AbacoQueen Elizabeth Dr. P.O.Box AB-20666 Tel: (242) 367-4204 Fax: (242) 367-4206EleutheraQueens Highway P.O.Box EL-25190 Tel: (242) 332-2862 Fax: (242) 332-2863ExumaQueens Highway P.O.Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 336-2304 Fax: (242) 336-2305

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November 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 22 NOVEMBER 15TH, 2012 ACH takes top trophy in spelling bee By Mirella Santillo Eric Cork, the energetic founder of Rap, Rhythm & Rhyme: Rebuilding the Writing Foundation, visited Abaco for the second time in four years. He provided a mesmerizing workshop experience for pri mary and high schools students. Mr. Cork is no ordinary educator. He is renowned from the United States to the Caribbean for his method of teaching writing techniques. He does not use long speeches to instruct and does not ask stu dents to write endless list of words or to listen to boring grammar syntax. Instead he treats them to loud, contemporary mu sic that they identify with, dancing sessions and fun exercises that incorporate all the rules of proper writing. The workshop was held on November 8. It was full house at the Grace Gymna sium with nearly all the schools of Abaco represented, from Fox Town to Moores Island. Please see Writing Page 4 Left: Eric Cork interacts with a student during the writing workshop held at Grace Gymnasium. Mr. Cork used unorthodox techniques to teach the students better writ ing methods.

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian November 15, 2012 hosts school fair On November 3 Angels Academy, a private kindergarten and elementary school in Marsh Harbour, held their an nual school fair. Students, teachers, fam ily and friends stopped by the campus on Front Street to enjoy lunch, games, prizes and treats. The weather held out beauti fully as the children played and parents talked about upcoming events. Tickets were sold for lunches, din ners and for the many games as well. Darts, basketball and fun games of chance proved popular to the many students and children who came by that afternoon and early evening. Many from the Parent Teacher Association came to volunteer their time and supervise the activities. Michelle Roark, owner and teacher at Angels Academy, said she was very pleased with the turnout. The response she has had so far from the parents and teachers since taking over the school has been overwhelmingly positive, she ex plained. This fundraising event, along with others throughout the year, is aimed to keep improving the quality of education and to eventually move to a new campus. By the end of the day many tickets had been spent by the children on one of the many games and many others walked away with painted faces or hands full of candy. fair. darts game. the-lollipop game that afternoon.

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian November 15, 2012 In her introduction of the educator to the students, Dr. Lenora Black outlined all the advantages of being a writer. Writ ing is a form of therapy, she said; you can inspire millions of individuals across from home and outside of your primary job; moreover you do not need to dress up when writing. You are going to be in spired, she promised, as we choose to rebuild the writing foundation through the use of rap, rhythm and rhyme. Please wel come Mr. Cork, she continued, who is a Writing From Page 1 wonderful friend, a person of excellence. Mr. Cork did not waste any introduc tory comments but immediately broke the ice in the audience by inviting a couple of boys to the stage to demonstrate their danc ing capacity. He soon had the kids completely involved, interacting with each other or with their accompanying teachers. He was jumping about the room, asking questions or quizzes to students and teachers alike, inviting them individually to the stage to participate in exercises while synchroniz ing music complemented the task. His personality energized the room. Spelling became a game that went with rhyming. Mr. Cork then tackled the construc tion of an essay, enumerating universal essay requirements such as sticking to the subject, presenting a well elaborated story, using varied words, showing a strong or ganization and having no major errors in sentation with worldwide classrooms anec demanded complete attention, which he received. He then illustrated each point; again calling teachers and students to the stage and having them dance or answer questions, putting them on the spot. Synonyms were attacked after lunch The students were introduced to illegal words, such as many, mad, sad or bad, a lot, very, good, very hard, big and really illegal words such as cant, stupid, dumb, dummy, ugly, yoMomma and fool. They were told not to use them and shown how to replace them with cooler words: synon yms. Comparing writing to cooking, he in vited a large group of boys and girls to the stage. He entered them in a contest of enu merating what ingredients to use to pro duce tasty food. Going from one student to the other, he asked the questions and sent them back to their seat if the response was not fast enough. The last exercise was to remember ten ingredients that produced great writ ing. A two-girl team from Agape Chris tian School and one student from Forest Heights Academy memorized the complete list. A workshop for the teachers was of fered the following day. writing workshop Rhythm, and Rhyme: Rebuilding the Writ ing Foundation by veteran educator Eric Cork. On Friday, November 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. public and private school educators got to experience the gifts of this dynamic writer once again. Before the session began, Dr. Lenora Black stated the purpose of the workshop. She explained that the intention of her de partment is to improve the writing stan dards of the teachers as professionals. She believes that once they improve their writ ing the exit exams that their students take will improve as well. Dr. Black took the time to enlighten teachers about the ben ers can set their own schedule and their own salary. Dr. Black further explained that amidst her recent tragedy, she found writ ing to be very therapeutic. The paper is gracious and merciful, she elaborated, ev ery time she pours out her emotions onto it. However, she reminded the writers that it is never wise to fall in love with speaker, he immediately exploded into his dancing, and putting the educators on the spot as they dissected the various parts of writing. Please see Cork Page 5

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November 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 Mr. Cork has been an educator for over twenty-two years including the years he has travelled from school to school and state to state helping students improve their language scores. He has received much notoriety for his work in the education in dustry which will result in his program be ing turned into a reality show in the near future. Mr. Cork is a very down to earth family man and it is clear that he is pas sionate about his work. Some of the lyrical rhymes he uses in his series were recorded by his three children and his grand-daughter. Mr. Cork uses methods and strategies that make writ ing fun and easy for students from elemen tary levels straight up to college. Some ary and writing techniques, illegal words in writing, parts of speech, types of writ ing and how to help students prefect them, cool effective ways to correct students in the classroom, and how to introduce new techniques in the class. Each teacher re ceived a copy of the Rebuilding the Writ ing Foundation Manual which contains all of this valuable information for them to use with their students. Cork From Page 4 By Mirella Santillo Destiny Seymour, an eighth grade student at Abaco Central High School, held on November 2 at St. Andrew Meth odist Church, in Dundas Town. schools Abaco Central High School, St Francis de Sales Catholic School, SC Boo tle High School, Horizon Academy and Moores Island All Ageentered the con test. words from a list that had been sent to their schools and were eliminated as they misspelled words. The remaining contes tants were then asked to spell words from an unseen list. laloplegia, logorhea, Lyonaise alternated with easier words such as lullaby, lozenge, laceration or manifesto. Destiny gave the correct spelling of over 55 words, altogether missing about from the unseen list, some of them refer ring to medical terms. She said that she was not familiar with words of Latin or French origin. Three more ACH students, Cyniqua Newbold, Trimone Adderley and Inika Led entered the contest. They were accom panied by their English teacher and coach, Mrs. Andrea Robinson. Abaco Central High School will hold A Spelling Bee for seven graders will be held on November 23. On Friday morning, November 2, eleven students took part in the Grade 8 Spelling Bee which was held at St. An drews Methodist Church Hall in Dundas Town. The competition started late as one of the Moores Island participants was ever, the organizers, judges and other par ticipants were patient enough to wait for her to arrive. Once she got to the hall, the competi tion began. Leslie Rolle, Senior Education this event told the students that the fact that they took on this challenge is commenda tion enough so regardless of the outcome, they are already winners. The competition phy. The students from S.C. Bootle per formed well at this level last year and it became apparent early on that they came to win. However, they did not count on the challenge that Abaco Central High School would present for them and at the end of the competition it was Destiny Seymour of Abaco Central High School who rose to In second place was Schedline Israel of S. C. Bootle High School and in third place was Lazaria McIntosh also of S. C. Bootle High School. Mr. Rolle commended Destiny for using all of her options which he believes helped her to win. He commended the two males, Steven Jones of Horizons Academy and Ethan Johnson of Moores Island All Age School for their bravery. All students Abaco Central High School wins showcase their intellect and memory and were commended for their performance. Like The Abaconian on Facebook for news

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian November 15, 2012 ROCK imported & local SAND imported & local 8 CONCRETE BLOCKS 50LBS BAGS ROCK & SAND Abacos cornerstone to construction Visit our modern facility on the Murphy Town Water Front beside Parkers Landing Caspers Costume Bash was held on Saturday, November 3 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at The Myriad Community Center in Marsh Harbour. The event was open to children ages 5 to 13 for a fee of $5.00 which included food, movies, and treasure hunt. The kids were dressed in costumes depicting a lady bug, Biblical Characters, pirates, a soldier and an angel. This event was held to give the youth who wanted to share in the costume wearing experience of Halloween without any of the perceived negative connotations to spend half a day at The Myriad Center. They watched scary movies such as Men in Black III, shoot pool and played games. In the evening, a similar event was held for teens ages 13 to 18 but their event included a dance as well. The teens also got a chance to take photo packages in their costumes. On the menu for the events was pizza, chicken and fries, hamburgers and hot dogs. The teen bash was held from 6-11 p.m. Community Center. Abaco participate in trick-a-canning On Tuesday evening, November 6 at 7:30 p.m., the Junior Anchors Queens Collection (Girls Club) and 3Gs (Boys Club) from Central Abaco Primary School took to the streets to engage in a Trick-OCanning initiative. This activity has been done by the Anchor Clubs on Abaco for the past thirteen years, but this year they joined focuses with two other youth groups to collect canned goods and non-perishable goods to give to the elderly in the commu nity in December. The group, along with Charlamae Fernander, Neulessa Major, Paul Knowles, and Cindy Hollingsworth, drove through the community of Central Pines to collect goods. This event is usually done on Oc tober 31, but since this was so soon since Hurricane Sandy they decided to delay it by one week. This event was a learning experience for the kids as they got to share their clubs mandate with the community and state what they would do with the food items. Their advisors were also impressed with the mature way in which the students presented themselves to the public. The residents of Central Pines were very sup portive and generous in their giving. How ever, in the coming weeks, the youth will be engaging in other initiatives to collect food for the older persons across Abaco. The public is asked to contact any Pilot Club member or Anchor Club Advisor to donate any non-perishable food item to wards this food drive. The Focus on Youth initiative was introduced in The Bahamas about eight years ago with its primary goal being to reduce risky behavior among high school students. Now the program has expanded to introduce this Risk Reduction Behav ior program to grade six students. The program has been introduced to grade six teachers over the summer in Nassau at which time George Mills, former grade Six Coordinator from Central Abaco Pri mary School, attended and completed the entire training. On November 6, 2012 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Central Abaco Primary School, educators from Nassau were on Abaco to introduce the Focus on Youth Risk Re duction Program to the Grade Six teach ers. Presenter Valerie Knowles gave each teacher a Risk Reduction Booklet and a contract to sign agreeing to complete the so that they can know what components of the program were useful and which ones need some work in order for these areas to be effective with Abaco students. She told the teachers that the pro gram covers eight lessons which expose students to skills and scenarios at their communicate better, make wise decisions and realize that they can choose to say no and mean it. Ms. Knowles stated that once the kids go through this program they will learn to take control of their thoughts, feelings and actions and become critical thinkers. She added that what also makes this program so great is that it introduces role playing and real life scenarios written by the youth. She told the teachers that some but once they begin the lesson, they will realize that this talk can save the life of a struggling child. school teens.

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November 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 Man-O-War Hardware Non-Corrosive Hardware An Extensive Selection of Brass, Stainless & Monel Bolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel Bolts Stainless Steel Hurricane Clips #1 Lumber Plain & Pressure Treated Pine, Fir, Cypress Teak & Mahogany Interior, Exterior & Marine PLYWOOD For quotes or information Call Walter Sweeting l Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 365-6011 l Fax (242) 365-6039 Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and oors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web site: abacomarbleandgranite.com Over the week of November 5 to Nov. 9, students from Abaco Central High School and Central Abaco Primary School got a very extensive lesson on Ca reer Awareness in The Bahamas. Audrey Marie Deveaux and Sonia Johnson from the Cancer Society of the Bahamas Edu cation Committee are just two members of a larger body that travel across the Baha mas educating children about cancer. The talks served two purposes: to educate the students about the Cancer Society and in troduce them to healthy life styles. On Monday through Wednesday, the two ladies were at Abaco Central High school where they spoke to the entire school body over that period, and at Cen tral Abaco Primary School on Thursday where they spent the entire day their speak ing with students from the upper primary of cancer which is an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. Addition ally, they learned about the places where cancer can grow and want they can do to prevent it from reaping havoc on their lives. Prevention and awareness are two cancer to impact their lives. They learned about taking care of themselves by getting enough rest, taking care of their health, potato, salmon, tomato, citrus and leafy vegetables. Next they learned that onions and garlic are good anti-oxidants. After that, the students learned about the top cancer causing foods. They are: hot dogs, pro cessed meats, doughnuts, French fries, chips, crackers and cookies. The students were told that if they eat these items, they should limit the intake of them and eat those super foods instead. Finally, they were told that cancer is not always a killing disease but can be treated once detected early. They were told that there are many prominent Bahamian adults and children who have fought the battle against cancer and are living healthy, happy lives. The ladies left information packets with the teachers and gave out tshirts and teddy bears to students who an swered questions correctly. This talk was a learning experience for the students and teachers alike. Cyber Learning Center Cyber Learning Center is on a jour ney to expand their territory and to aid this effort they have been engaging in numer ous fundraisers. The new school site is on Ernest Dean Highway right before the en trance to Camp Abaco. To date, the school After that, they plan to take the build ing to Bell Course. All of this is expected to be done within this school year. On November 10 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., the school family held a Souse Out at the school in the Tall Pines Plaza next door to the Public Treasury on Don Mackay Blvd. to aid this building fund. This Souse Out is that was open to the public but they have had some in-house fundraisers. On the menu for the day was chicken with johnny cake. They also had fruit cake items served were donated by the school family. The turnout for the event was won derful as the 300 tickets they sold were honored. The next fundraiser will be a Jazzy Winter Wonderland Christmas Production. It will feature students, teachers and the New Entry Band. The Christmas Produc tion will be held at the Treasure Cay Com munity Center On December 13. The graduating class of Success Training College attended their graduation church service at Full Gospel Assembly in Treasure Cay on Sunday November 11, at 11 a.m. The students have been engaged in a rigorous educational program for the past three years and are now weeks from receiving their reward an Associates De gree. It was no coincidence that the mes sage delivered during this service by Sis ter Beryl was focused on pressing forward and not looking behind. It was a simple yet powerful message as these students have been discouraged many days. But due to them pressing forward they will receive their degree on December 2, 2012. At the end of the service, the group attended a luncheon at Touch of Class in Treasure Cay.

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian November 15, 2012 TREASURE CAY Home site one lot in from beach $60,000 Rock Point waterfront lot, exc price $150,000 Golf Course Lot $35,000 3/2 Royal Palm Condo $325,000MARSH HARBOUR Commercial lot near John Bull $125,000LYNYARD CAY 3 Waterfront lots, one with dock starting at $178,000LONG 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 $250,000LITTLE HARBOUR Half acre oceanfront lot $65,000 20,000 sq. ft. Hilltop lot with starter cottage, harbour and ocean views $198,000CHEROKEE Ocean view, beach access, utilities $125,000 Watching Bay hilltop lot $99,000BAHAMA PALM SHORES 3/3, 2160 sq. ft. beach home $399,500 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 & $11,000LUBBERS 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 3/2 Beachfront home + apartment $875,000 3/2 Beachfront home with detached income Producing apartments $795,000 www.islandpropertiesbahamas.comTel: (242) 367-0737 Fax: (242) 367-0736 BROKERS: Chris & Molly Roberts REDUCED! Home on beautiful Little Har bour, 2 acres with 100 private dock & private cave entrance. $595,000 4/4, Beachfront home w/large kitchen, multiple living & sitting area, gazebos, covered porches with expansive decking & viewing tower. $975,000 By Mirella Santillo Fire was the theme of the evening on November 2 at Forest Heights Academy. The annual event celebrating Guy Fawkes attempt to blow up the House of Lords in 1605 was again enacted at Forest Heights Academy. Following the traditional Eng lish celebration of the gunpowder plot, guys ready to be burnt were set in the lawn. The event was held three days ahead of time, but at a more convenient date as it fell on a Friday. By dusk, a large crowd of students, teachers, parents and supporters had gath ered on the school grounds. Hot dogs and hamburgers were grilled on the premises, Forest Heights Please see Guys Page 9 The Abaconian Call 367-3200

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November 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 all the trimmings offered on a table that also displayed an array of mouth-water ing desserts. According to the Principal, James Richard, all the dinner tickets had been sold long ahead of time. While adults ate, children were around and tug-of-wars. As night set in, Mr. Richard at wood shaped as a tepee. After sprinkling Guys From Page 8 the wood with gasoline under the watchful was parked nearby in a convenient spot, trouble. A little further, six guys were aligned in a row, ready for the fate that awaited them. They had been made by students and teachers and had been in such as Dracula, his red-haired bride, Frankenstein and more. tracted the crowd which gathered around that Mr. Richard delighted in, not only dousing the puppets with kerosene, but their clothes. Soon all the heads were in the air, falling down in ashes. Then the sparks everywhere while the last puppet, Draculas bride, was thrown in the bon No Guy Fawkes celebration would sonist-in-chief kept at his task, sending a display of sparkling colors rising towards reverberated by the nearby hills. ning wind. The Board of the Directors of the Ba hamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation and the Executive Board of the Nassau, Bahamas Pan-Hellenic Council are pleased to announce that a three month nation-wide search will be conducted to locate the BEST and BRIGHTEST pri mary school students in The Bahamas. The Foundation realizes that we have an Please see Primary Page 18

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian November 15, 2012 Exclusive Abaco Island Estate 1 hour from Florida, private island with house & guest cottage. Own your dream home, retire in Paradise, Marsh Harbour, Bahamas www.BahamasIslandHome.com 2.62 acres on Sugarloaf cay 3230 sq. ft. interior, w/ 1500 of porches Guest Cottage, 1073 sq. ft. 2/1 Fully furnished including all electronics, appliances, decor in both houses 2 boats: 19 Boston Whaler, 22 Glacier Bay 30,000 gallons of fresh water cistern Back up water line from mainland 25 ft. Elevation on rock with concrete foundation Storm/security shutters Interior construction is all wood not drywall Dock with boat hoist Located in the HUB of Abaco Sports By Mirella Santillo The third Tipoff Classic Basketball Tournament was held at Grace Gymna sium during the weekend of October 18 to superiority of the Eagles, the Agape Chris tian School team, not only locally but also among the visiting teams. Thanks to the ef fort of MVP Javeres McIntosh, the Eagles won the 13 and under title, beating Abaco Central High Schools Marlins. In the Junior division, Godfrey contributed to the defeat of CC Sweeting. In the last game of the senior division, the 68. Alvano Miller was declared the MVP for the winning team. SC Bootle, Abaco Central High School, Long Bay School and Agape Christian School defended Abaco against the visiting teams of CC Sweeting, Ana tole Roger, Doris Johnson and CI Gibson from New Providence. Altogether seven teen teams representing three divisions, Thirteen and Under, Juniors and Seniors, played for three nights with the champi evening under the watchful eyes and the cheers of the many supporters who had come to patronize the event. Two local players particularly distin guished themselves during the tournament. One was the son of Coach Godfrey Rolle Sr, Godfrey Rolle Jr, who averaged 22 points per game. The other was Jeron Cor nish in the Senior Division with 20 points per game. Some of the coaches also de served recognition, such as Abaco Central High School Coach, Shantell Penn, who was nominated Coach of the Tournament. The coaches particularly the Ea gles Coach, Wayde Adderley, were very pleased with the results. We have a great senior team this year who ranked 7th in the country at the end of last year. We have the best back court in the country now and we Tipoff Classic are looking to be in the top three teams na tionwide this year, commented the coach. Two former Agape Christian School students getting ready to attend college on basketball scholarships next January, Shaquil McDonald (Niagara College) and Basil Johnson ( Miles College in Texas), attended the tournament, giving their sup port and helped with keeping scores. The Junior and Senior Eagles will travel to Central Eleuthera on November 15 for a tournament. The local inter-school championships will start mid-November. 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 to raise awareness In an effort to help raise awareness for marine conservation in Abaco, Friends of the Environment and the Hope Town Lodge are hosting a Turtle Trot 5k walk/ run in Hope Town on Thanksgiving morn ing, Thursday, November 22. Registration for adults is $25 and includes a T-shirt. Registration for kids under 12 is free. There's also a Fun Run Mile that starts a little later in the morning. The turtle was picked at the mascot for the event as FRIENDS is working to raise awareness about the recent change in turtle legislation in The Bahamas. The Ba species of sea turtle. Green turtles, Log gerhead turtles, Hawksbill turtles, Leath erback turtles and Olive Ridley turtles all live here and use many different habitats in The Bahamas including seagrass beds, coral reefs, mangrove wetlands, sargassum patches and sandy beaches. This means that they are important to the marine en vironment, but also susceptible to habitat destruction and other threats caused by hu mans. Visit www.friendsoftheenvironment. org for more information.

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November 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 PSSSTTT!!! The Holidays are Almost Here!! ONLY 2 ISSUE LEFT BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS DONT FORGET TO ADVERTISE DEADLINE FOR AD PLACEMENT FOR: 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: abaconiannews@gmail P lease join us for the Plazas Saturday December 1st, 2012 5 to 8pm Memorial Plaza The Green Turtle Book Club was es tablished in February, 2010. Its members are 10 to 15 year old students who want to expand their reading skills and enjoy ment. The members are closing in on read ing over 25 books so far. And they are still counting for more. Starting with four original members, the Club has now expanded to over 20. Membership is open to any child of that age group who wants to experience the ex citement that books can provide. Meetings are held on selected Sunday afternoons at the Captain Roland Roberts House. Each meeting is focused on a book provided at no cost to members at the pre vious meeting. Danielle Green (Miss Danielle) provides the books and orga nizes the meeting. Events may consist of quizzes, scavenger hunts, movies, prizes, role playing and lots of discussion. All are focused on furthering the members under standing of the book and its many facets. Most of all, it is just fun to participate. Member Quinton Charlton says: "Book Club helps to encourage me to read more and how to interact with the other kids and share my knowledge. Being a part of Book Club also helps me with my grades in school. Member Tianna McIntosh says: "Book club teaches children reading can be fun. With every book, I travel to a new place. I won der what new things and new places I'll discover at the next Book Club. At the last meeting, the members travelled to South Africa by way of the book Clues, Book Seven. In oth er books, they have explored Indonesia, Paris, Washington, Austria, France and other locations. At each loca tion, they are introduced to famous historic characters in that area. One book focused on exploring the modern day Abacos. While reading is portrayed as a chore by some, competing with internet and tele vision, Book Club members know how wonderful good books can beand fun too. New members who are willing to learn and welcome to join. Please contact DanielleGreen@earthlink.net or Green Turtle Book Club on Facebook. and exploring the world through books. Graduating from Wyotechs Advance Marine Specialist Program in Daytona Beach, Florida, Thomas (T.J.) Baldwin was nominated by his instructors for his exceptional work within the classroom. Thomas received the Exceptional Graduate Award, the Outstanding Atten dance Award and was also an Honor Roll Student. Thomas is excited to be back home and has already started putting his skills to work. He and Clint Russell have started their own business, Abaco Marine Me chanics in Hope Town. They can be contacted by phone, VHF or e-mail, abacomarinemechanics@ gmail.com. T.J.s parents, Tommy & Debbie Baldwin, extend their congratulations and want him to know his family and friends are very proud. Left: Thomas Baldwin graduated recently

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian November 15, 2012 Ron-Paul Cabinets PlusVisit our Showroom Located Opposite the old Lowes PharmacyOwners: Ronnie & Pauline RobertsPhone: (242) 367-0546 Mattresses Box Springs Bed FramesRegular Mattress: Twin $165, Full $230 Orthopedic Mattress:Twin $225, Full $235, Queen $265, King $365Serta Pillowtop Mattress.. Queen $440Memory Foam Mattress: Full $550, Queen$6001.1 CU.FT. MICROWAVES $18O GE 4.5 CU.FT. FRIDGE $220 BYCYCLES Cartoon Toddler Beds$115w/Mattress $175 CARPET & PADDING The Church of Christ Family held a bring a Friend Day at the Church on Sun day November 4, 2012 at 11 a.m. where guest speaker was Brother Andrew Major from Central Church of Christ out of New Providence. This event was very special topic Overcoming Obstacles especially since Hurricane Sandy swept through The Bahamas and left her mark of destruction on families. He stated that even though homes were damaged and items lost, only two persons lost their lives in the storm where as over one hundred lives have been lost in the United States. He told the members to be thankful and decide that they will be overcomers. He told them that when dis tractions or disappointments come, they can make a decision to still succeed. He noted that hailing from the capital, there is a lot of bad things going on but he believes that there are more good people out there than bad. Even though things are going con trary, he told the members that the biggest said that even though Urban Renewal is a good program, fathers need to take their rightful place in the home if the societal problems are to subside. He told the church that besides winning souls for Christ, he is good at hunting down deadbeat dads. Hence, he believes that restoration of fami lies is needed in this Bahamaland. Brother Major works consistently with young people and realizes that they have a lot to overcome. They covet a lot of what others have which results in them breaking into the homes of others to take what others have. He believes that we live in a feeling society and young people be lieve that if something feels good then they should do it. He stated that they should not live their lives based on feelings but rather on what God says is right. He encouraged the members to be strong and to know that God will not do what they can do but certainly he will come their aid when they encounter things that they cannot conquer on their own. The ser vice ended with a fellowship dinner in the churchs hall. celebrates All Saints Day On Wednesday evening at 7 p.m., an All Saints Day party was held at Aba co Youth Ministries for the children in the community. According to Elder Beverley Archer, they wanted to give the children something positive to do to get them off of the street on this night traditionally known as Halloween Night. and played some music which drew the kids in. Some youth came dressed in costumes and were welcomed in but once they got into the church hall, she explained to them what they were celebrating. She told the kids that All Saints Day is the day that Christians cel ebrate their fellowship with God and thank him for loving them so much. The children were so amazed that they shared it with the others who joined in the celebrations. Throughout the night the Choir Direc tor, Youth Leader, Praise Dance Leader and others spoke to them about the importance of being sold out to God if they desire to serve in a ministry. They all spoke for about importance of being a saint. She also stated that the youth had lots to eat including burg ers, hotdogs, cake, drinks and goody bags. The church has been hosting this event for the past ten years and is grateful that from this one night alone they were able to draw more people to Christ. The event was open to children from the church fam ily and the surrounding community. At the end of the night, they had standing room only with children and adults took part in this event which was a wonderful showing for the church. Hope Town As the meeting began on November 6 for the Hope Town District Council a moment of silence was observed in recog nition of the passing of Chester Thompson and Javon Black (son of Dr. Lenora Black A letter was read formally announc ing the resignation of Michael Albury, council member from Man-O-War Cay. The letter expressed frustration over not having the ability to do the will of the ma jority of Man-O-War residents. He added that he was concerned with the distrac tion caused to the normal operation of the [Council] meetings while attempting to do what I believe is the will of the Man-OWar people. The resignation leaves only one rep resentative for Man-O-War Cay; Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting. Elbow Cay and Man-O-War are assigned three repre sentatives and Guana Cay is assigned one. The Hope Town district council now has three members from Hope Town and one each from Man-O-War and Guana Cay. There is expected to be an election soon in order to place two members from Man-OWar on the Council. The council discussed an issue of a property owner adjacent to Hope Town Inn and Marina who complained that the newly built resort had built a wooden walkway on her property. Letters were exchanged between the property owner and the Hope Town in in hopes of reaching a compro mise; however, the property owner sim ply requested the walkway be removed. A representative of the Inn agreed to proceed with the removal of the walkway. It was noted by Mr. Sweeting that the Man-O-War harbour light was not func tioning possibly as a result of Hurricane Sandy. It was suggested that someone in vestigate and determine the nature of the malfunction and then get it repair it. Approval was granted for a 120 foot dock near Orchid Bay in Guana Cay Har bour. Central Abaco The contract for the Central Abaco District Council awaits a decision from Central Government on who will be re sponsible for overseeing the management of the site going forward. During the Councils meeting on No vember 6, Chief Councillor George Cor nish told the council that he had negotiated a month to month schedule of payment for cision is made, which Administrator Cun ningham suggested could happen as early as this month. Mr. Cornish also obtained a lower cost per month than previously paid for the management. The contract awarded to Island Design Builders last year was paid at $37,000 per month ($444,000 per an num); however, with the month to month deal the Council will be paying $7000 less per month. Following over a one year absence, the Marsh Harbour Town Committee sub mitted names for persons to be placed on two statutory boards. On the Port Author ity Board are Brandon Thompson and Ian Carroll already active on the board will be joined by Kandy Pinder. Joining the Town Planning Board will be Danny Saw yer, Rhonda Hull and Timothy Roberts. It was noted that Pedro Maycock had resigned as chairman of the Port Author ity and it was moved and accepted to put Sonith Lockhart as the chairman and Ian Carroll as the deputy chairman. A contract was awarded to Mario Bethel to carry out restoring the former its original state. Mr. Cornish noted that Bakers Bay agreed to carry out repairs to the Union Jack Dock replacing the ladder that was damaged. The Council also agreed to pay for a couple signs to be placed at the dock to warn against parking illegally in the area. Each Town Committee Chairman was assigned with the responsibilities of ensuring adequate cleanup took place in their respective communities in the after math of Hurricane Sandy. Administrator Cunningham noted that all the bills were in

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November 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 knows what the end product of our lives will be, but there are some things that you can do to almost always have the kind of ultimate end you imagine. Since we only have one life to live, I would suggest that you pursue those things ment. After all, happiness is really the thing that everyone is after. People make take extended vacations or perhaps invest I dont want to get stuck! Recently I had a conversation with a young lady who had just graduated high school. We talked about life out of school and her plans for the future. Unemployed at the time, she shared with me her desire also mentioned that her grades were not at the level to qualify her for a grant that was being offered. After we spoke a bit more about the medical career, she mentioned an other career and soon after intimated that she really was not certain what she wanted to do. I assured her that such uncertainty is pretty common in young people just leav ing school. She understood but added the following statement: I dont want to get stuck! That comment concerned me be cause I sensed fear in her voice and a psy chological panic that showed in her body language. As I observed this reaction, and continued our conversation, I got the im ished high school and also had dreams of pursuing a particular career, only to have the dream give way to an odd job here and there, until ultimately there was just exis tence and the promise of that career was a distant memory. Are you a recent graduate embark upon? Are you still swaying be tween options of what you want to pursue as a career? Are you fearful of time passing you by; of being left behind? Are you stuck direction in life? Well, lets talk about it. Everyone looks for a rewarding and always, people tend to focus on those ca reers that can make them the most mon ey. While we do need money to exist and thrive, there are countless, unhappy profes sionals in various careers at this very mo ment. Most of the time they are pleased with the amount of money they make, but at the expense of putting up with a job that makes them not just miserable but in some cases literally sick! As you begin to make a conscious effort to prepare for your future, make money and possibly be miserable do ing whatever it is that you end up doing, or to cover all of your needs. There are two sides to the coin and varying degrees of suc cess apparent in each one. You could very of your dreams and you make a very good living at it, or you could pursue your pas in some business that they always wanted to venture into. Yes, use the money you make to get to that happy place, but if you can start at that happy place and build wealth over time you would avoid the ulcers, drinking problems, work-related stress and so many other ills that come along with overexer tion and ultimately burn-out. Choose to be kind of profession you can become involved with that will add to that happiness. Once you operate from that position of happiness, you can then create a strategy to accumulate wealth in the years ahead. When you look at the way many people live, you wonder why it needs to be that way: These people trade years of their lives with a focus on money, enduring on-the-job stress, lack of family time, being victimized and over looked, working a crazy number of hours, and then at the end of their working life use the money that they may have accumulated to treat ailments that are the result of years of work-related abuse. On the other hand, life, pursue it relatively stress-free and in later years enjoy what has been accumulat ed. Clearly, in some cases this second op tion may not bring the swiftest rewards, but in the end the quality of life is so much bet come along for the ride. Here are a few practical steps to con sider on that alternate path to happiness: 1. Develop a life plan. I have a free resource that can assist you in laying out your life and erecting markers (goals) to help you monitor your progress along the way. Request it and I will gladly email it to you. 2. Make realistic goals. So many times people make goals that have no basis in fact, and when they do not reach them, they become discouraged and stop dreaming altogether. 3. Take action. No matter how big the goal is, it can only be reached by tak ing action. Daily action is the best. If you always wanted to write that book, then write a few paragraphs each day, and within ap proximately 12 months you would have completed your book. Action is the fuel that brings life to every goal. 4. Stick to the plan. It is one thing to lay out a roadmap to show where you want to go, but it is a totally different thing to fol that they keep you on track, accountable and focused. 5. Check the results. As we move towards a destination, things tend to change during the journey. If the results are not what you expect, analyze them and deter mine why they are appearing and not the ones you expected. 6. Adjust. Like a ship that sails from one place to the next, ocean currents, wind Opinion Please see Insights Page 18

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian November 15, 2012 Quality Star Auto Service Station And Garage Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour THE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDS Open 7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 Answers Across 1. TROPHIES 4. SURFERS 6. BULLYING 8. OWANTAS 10. SANDY 11. GATORS 12. OCEAN 14. HARBOUR 16. KILOMETER 18. THANKSGIVING Down 2. RUSH 3. FLOODING 5. FLOAT 7. MAMMOGRAM 9. SILENT 13. CATEGORIES 15. CHICAGO 17. TURKEY Across 1. Guy Fawkes was responsible for the _______ Plot. 4. Style. 6. To examine and remove unacceptable parts, typically in media. 9. A type of fruit and a type of grouper. 11. Set by both businesses and governments; Don't go over this! 12. Counterpart to rhythm guitar. 15. How to propel a kayak. 17. Romney's party. 18. Twice-yearly astronomic event. Down 2. Obama's party. 3. Zero in tennis. 5. Electricity from the Sun. 7. To argue a point. 8. Balance. 10. Germanic precursor to Christmas. 13. Law that protects intellectual property. 14. A type of fruit and a species of shark. 16. Hole-in-the-Walls distinctive feature now gone.

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November 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 Thelma L. Lowe of Marsh Har bour, Abaco (formerly of Nassau) died at her residence on October 7th, 2012. Thel ma is sur vived by her husband Jack Lowe, daugh ters: Beth Sawyer and Marilou Outeen, Son-in-law: Bernice Sawyer, Grandsons: Randy Osteen and Brandon Sawyer, Greatgrand-children: Emma Osteen and Mia Osteen, Sisters: Lola Lowe, Phemie Strat ton, Nina Thompson, Lily Stratton and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Service for the late Ja von Damian Black age 30 years old of Bootle Drive, Dundas Town, Abaco was held on Saturday No vember 3rd, 2012 at Change Ministries International, Murphy Town, Abaco. Of 111 of Southside Christian Ministries In ternational assisted by Bishop Terrance G. Strachan of Lifegate Christian Ministries International and Pastor Samuel P. Cornish of Change Ministries International. Inter ment will followed in Dundas Town Public Cemetery, Abaco. Javons precious memories and leg acy of love and service are being fondly cherished by: Mother: Lenora J. Black; Brothers: Jermaine, Julian, Daxon, Per ez and Tito; Sister: Terah Black; Aunts: Bethsheba Rigby, Shirley Lockhart, An gela Cornish, Debbie Barnard, Patrice and Sheena Black; Uncles: Stevenson J. Swain, Godfrey Nubbs Williams (deceased), Falcon Black, Edmond Rigby, Michael Cornish and Dale Barnard; 2 aunts-inlaw: Margaret Swain and Sherry Williams; Sister-in-law: Melvina Black; Nephew: Jonathan Black; Nieces; Cousins: Shirley, Sarah, Stevenson Jr. and Joseph Swain, Anton and Jasmine Lockhart, Alonso and Alannah Williams, Gordenia, Trevor, and Gogfrey Williams Jr., Steffan Rigby; Soul Mate: Tasha Albury; Godchild: CJ Glinton; God Brothers: Carl Staff of Lil General's Convenience Store and Damian Turnquest; God Sister: Lianne Turnquest and many other family and friends. Chris topher Ghy nard Albury was born in Nassau of January 17th, 1984 to Margie and Ghynard Albury. He lived all his life in Cherokee Sound, Abaco. A seri ous young man who was fascinated with life and seemed to enjoyed every minute of his 27 years of living. His parents and only sister, grandparents, many aunts, uncles and cousins doted on him and included him in many of their family activities, which he thoroughly enjoyed. He loved meet ing new people and was very interested in keeping up with the latest weather reports and could tell you with authority what the expectations for the weather would be at anytime. Christopher was looking forward to his next Birthday and was even planning a huge party and knew exactly how he want ed to celebrate it. Though he lived a quite life, a few Remembering Family and Friends weeks before Christopher passed away it was discovered that he had a very serious heart defect and the family knew he would not survive. He died peacefully in his sleep on the 26th of September, 2012 with the family pet and his constant companion, Snow, at his side. He will certainly be missed, but never forgotten. Gernie Benjamin Sands was one of the few constants in Cherokee Sound. You could count of seeing Gernie sit ting on his front porch greeting people, whenever the weather allowed, and in Cherokee that is almost every day. Gernie loved to strike up a conversation with visitors. He always had a unique quote or favourite story to pass on to strangers or friends. He was born in Cherokee to Florence and Leon Sands on June 21, 1926 in a little house home he lived in for the rest of his life next to the Methodist Church. ing Smacks that were built and sailed out of Cherokee Sound as a boy and later served as cook on the mailboat, the M.V.Mollie that travelled between Nassau and Abaco. He used to maintained the lightshouses on Duck Cay and at Little Bay and ran a taxi service from Big Mangrove for 27 years before the road ever came into Cherokee. He was also an avid hunter of wild hogs. It was not unusual to walk by his house and smell the aroma of just baked bread, an ex perience that was always mouth-watering and he made some of the sweetest tomato jam I ever tasted. He lived a pretty full life and never strived for more than he was given, but made himself content with what he had. He is survived by his wife, Catherine, sons Troy and daughter-in-law, Denise, a second son, Burnice and his wife, Beth, grandson, Brandon living in Marsh Har bour and, two brothers, Chris and Eric, and one sister, Sherlie living in the U.K. plus a host of other family members and rest in peace.

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian November 15, 2012 unprecedented opportunity to recognize a group of students who are often over looked and seldom appreciated, primary school students. This premier annual national recog nition ceremony, which was established in 1997, has impacted over 1,100 tal ented young students and awarded over $700,000.00 in scholarships and prizes over the past 16 years. Ricardo P. Deveaux, President & CEO noted that this award program rec ognizes primary students who have dem on their campus and in the community, are involved in sporting and religious ac tivities and are involved in community ser vice. These students are striving to make a difference in our country even at their young age. The Foundation has issued applica tion packages to all primary schools in New Providence, Grand Bahama and the Family Islands and trust that each school will take this golden opportunity to have Clint Russell of Hope Town, Abaco has recently graduated from WyoTechs Advanced Marine Specialist Program, in Daytona Beach, Florida. Clint was nomi instructors for his exceptional work, re ceiving the Exceptional Graduate Award. Clint was also an Honor Roll student and was recognized for his outstanding at tendance. Clint has started his own busi ness, Abaco Marine Mechanics, with his business partner, Thomas Baldwin. He is eager to apply his knowledge and skills learned. They can be contact ed by phone, VHF, or by email, abaco marinemechanics@gmail.com. Congrat ulations Clint, his family said, We are extremely proud of your hard work! this student listed among the Whos Who in Primary School. Primary From Page 9 and other factors may push the ship off course from time to time. It is the job of the captain to correct the ships course so that it can get to its predetermined destination. If there is something that appears that you did not expect or want, then make adjustments to get the results you are looking for do it. There is no penalty for changing your direc tion temporarily along the way. It is your life, and you know what it is you want out of it. Adjust until you get what you want. Who says that we have to accept things as they are? Who says that the way life is being lived is the best way that it could be would have never done so. If someone did not think about developing a machine that enables us to see each other even though we are thousands of miles away, it would have never been done. Very soon, if not already, there will be someone developing a machine that will enable us to think of a destination, and we will be there physically in an instant if we choose to be. The things that we are now accustomed to are accepted as normal, but before they became commonplace they were considered just as farfetched as my previous statement. You do not have to get stuck. This only happens when you have no concrete plans and are paralyzed by non-action. Cre ate a plan, take action and you will never have to worry about not achieving your goals. Insights From Page 15 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 Business Service Directory 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? 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 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 New Beginners Babysitting Services Care with a Gentle Touch Were here for your convenience 7 days a week Central Pines Abaco, Bahamas Mobile: 242-475-3982

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November 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 19 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 20,000# Alum-A-Vator II Boat Lift 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 24 Formula, custom hardtop & windshield with 250 HP Yamaha engine. Asking $20,000. Must Sell, make offer! Call 577-0340 20 Proline w/200 Optimax, less than 250 hrs, always dealer serviced. See at M.H. Boat Yard. DUTY PAID. $8,900 US, OBO. Call 458-9712 or email: k.s.goff@bellsouth.net Items for Sale, Employment, Services, Cars & Boats Factory Direct Custom Cummins/Stam ford Diesel Generators. Includes: Alumi num 65dBA enclosure, deepsea gprs remote control module, 200 gallon base fuel tank, 250amp automatic transfer switch, 1 or 3 phase, shipping & customs duties, 1 year/1000hr war ranty 50% deposit, 10 week delivery. 30kw $19,589.00 60kw $23,960.00. CONTACT: Mr. Patrick Petty Carib Generators (242) 427-3749 / 323-1594 E: sales@caribgenera tors.com / patrick_ptty@yahoo.com 1989 International 9370, 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 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche, fully loaded, leather package, 6 disc CD player, built in DVD player, sea warmer, automatic adjusting rear mirrors $30,000 OBO. Call 551-5250 or 458-5384 2003 Mercury Sable, in good condition, 20 rims. For sale at a low, low price. Call 4759947 or 699-3084 Wanted 2HP Yamaha Outboard Motors Very good condition. Email: dick.swan@ gmail.com NEW 8KW Diesel Generator, in soundproof box $7,500. Call 577-0340 abaconiannews@gmail.com Wanted to Buy: Commercial Properties or Acreage in Abaco. Fast CASH buyer. Send location and asking price to AbacoLand@ho tmail.com. Blackwood, 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 Marsh Harbour, 2 bed, 1 bath furnished apt, washer, dryer & generator. Seaview from deck. Located near Castle. Quiet area. $1,000/m. Call 367-3472 after 6pm Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color highlight on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com Marsh Harbour, Views of the Sea of Abaco, upstairs, very spacious, 1 bedroom home, ful ly furnished located near Castle. Quiet area. $1,000 p/month. 367-3472 after 6pm Marsh Harbour, Cove Estate, 3 bed, 2.5 bath, fully furnished with pool. $1300 p/m. Call 475-4848 Marsh Harbour, Cove Estate, 1 bed, 1 bath, fully furnished, A/C $750 per month. 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, 786-787-7875 or 577-0748 Sweetings Village, 2 bed, 2 bath, fully fur nished $1,000 per month. Call 475-4848 Treasure Cay Canal front property with 111 dock, boat lift, davits, & cleaning station. RE DUCED AGAIN to $299,000. Call 305-2456043 or hquin1902@gmail.com Scotland Cay, Private Island Rare opportu nity, paved 3400 airstrip, paved roads, marina, tropical lagoon & miles of beaches. Beautiful Hawaiian designed HOUSE sits on 1/2 ac of lushly landscaped RIDGE TOP with spectacu lar views of Ocean coral reefs AND Caribbean Bay. Wraparound deck, diesel gen. 24,000g cis tern, sleeps 8. Priced well below appraised val ue at $297k US. 850-962-1077 or DebbieWP@ att.net Dundas Town Hill Top 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 Guana Cay, Dolphin Beach Estate, lot 88D, hill top, 40 elevation on the Sea of Abaco. Spectacular views on both sides, on paved road. Asking $140,000. Call 352-256-0999 or E-mail: ricker3147@yahoo.com Marsh Harbour, Cove Estates, Duplex for sale, 3 bed, 2.5 bath & 1 bed, 1 bath, fully furnished with swimming pool. Call 475-4848 Sweetings Village, Duplex for sale. (2) 2 bed, 2 bath, fully furnished. For more details call 475-4848

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