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Publisher: Bradley Albury
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 12-01-2012
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December 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID WEST PALM BCH FL Permit NO 4595 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service Requested VOLUME 20 NUMBER 23 DECEMBER 1ST, 2012 By Canishka Alexander The 50th Anniversary of Enfranchise ment of Women in The Bahamas was held in the courtyard of the Government Com plex in Dundas Town on November 26. Moderator Kayla Wallace, who earned the title of Teacher of the Year 2012-2014 for the Abaco District, led in opening remarks and introduced all honou rees and special guests. Honoured during the ceremony were: Willamae Dawkins of Murphy Town; As trid Stratton; Nadeen Beneby of Dundas Town; Millie McIntosh of Fox Town; Mer le Mother Merle Williams (deceased) of Dundas Town; Lee Pinder of Cherokee Sound; Alice Williams of Crossing Rocks; Naomi Lightbourne of Sandy Point; Lana Russell of Hope Town; Edith Weatherford of Man-O-War Cay; Donna Sands of Gua na Cay; Estelle Cooper of Coopers Town; and Lillian Laing of Moores Island. Nadeen Beneby also received plaques on behalf of the families of Jennie Roberts ity of women. After the singing of Now Thank We All Our God, Willamae Dawkins, an hon ouree from the Murphy Town community, Abaco celebrates 50th anniversary of womens enfranchisement on November 26. Abaco women honoured during the ceremony were: Willamae Dawkins; Astrid Stratton; Nadeen Beneby; Millie Mc Intosh; Merle Mother Merle Williams (deceased); Lee Pinder; Alice Williams; Naomi Lightbourne; Lana Russell; Edith Weatherford; PM tours Guana investment Helicopter crash leaves one dead; four in critical condition Please see Suffrage Page 10 A helicopter crash involving guests of Bakers Bay Resort in Guana Cay left one dead and four others seriously injured. After the survivors were stablizied they were recovering. Above: EMT personnel and volunteers assist in taking survivors to the waiting ambulances. For more on the story see TRAGEDY on page 14. Treasury over the next decade. The Prime Minister took a tour of the investment in No

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian December, 1 2012 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com The Cays By Canishka Alexander Soaring blue skies accompanied by cool temperatures set the stage for a suc cessful 14th Annual Big Hill Box Cart Derby on November 24 on Elbow Cay. Always upbeat, Tania Duncombe was once again chosen as the moderator for the event. As participants took their box carts for test runs down the hill, she gave each participant an introduction. The Nicole Megaloudis Foundation was acknowledged as a Breast Cancer organization and noted for its sponsorship of soccer practices on aco Swim Club, whose members were on hand, and the Hope Town swimming pool. This year, there were ten entries in both the junior and adult categories. By 12:30 p.m., the anticipation rose to a fevered pitch as residents waited along the sidelines to cheer for their favourite participants. They were encouraged to grab something to eat from the food and drink booths. Students and supporters of Hope Town School sold books and swidgel to raise funds for a cistern. Residents were Friends of the Environment on recycling. Box Cart Derby T-shirts were on sale as well as a drawing in support of the derby. Meanwhile, carts in various shapes, sizes and colours were poised at the top of Big Hill as they prepared to race across the 800-foot course. According to Stafford Patterson and Patrick Stewart, Box Cart committee mem bers, the junior downhill competition saw a showdown between the Nicole Megaloudis Foundation driven by Yvenski Alcime and Tracy Lebruns Flamer. Yvenski took his Hammerhead skateboard. In the adult downhill race, the Nicole Megaloudis Foundation and Christian Wil hoyte's White Rocket were featured with Team Nicole being the fastest with a time of 31.31 seconds. Christians best down off the pace. Third place was awarded to Sundance Marine with 32.65 seconds. Patterson explained that the Slalom course is always a challenge because it re quires good handling of carts. This years top marks go to the White Rocket; [the] time was 34.41 sec onds; Sun Dance Marine a close 2nd with a time of 34.54; and HG Christies Real Deal in third with 37.24, he announced. Additionally, showmanship hon ours went to the Wizard of Oz cart of Chloe Sweeting, who dressed as Dorothy and Malia Sweeting, who appeared as the Wicked Witch. Caroline Alburys Conch Army Fighting Breast Cancer out of Nassau placed second with Colo nel Saunders, better known as Tom Hazel of the Abaco Inn, in his KFC chicken box King of the Hill, which is the title given to the overall winner, was Christian Wilhoyte with his speedy, well-handled and homebuilt box cart: White Rocket. Both Stewart and Patterson congratu lated all participants, volunteers and those that supported the program. The 15th Annual Big Hill Box Cart Derby is scheduled for Nov. 23, 2013. 14th Annual Box Cart Derby held on Elbow Cay Above: Tom Hazel, dressed as an iconic Jamie Cash Sweeting.

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December 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 Central & All Abaco Exigency Order effective for three months By Canishka Alexander Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie signed an Exigency Order on No were impacted by Hurricane Sandy in Oc tober. lands whose residents suffered loss. The Exigency Order allows them to Part B of the Fourth Schedule to the Tar iff Act, and Item 5 Part B of the Second Schedule of the Excise Act. The order ends on Feb.15, 2013. Permitted goods include: building, electrical and plumbing materials, house pliances, freezers and heaters, materials for clean-up or repairs to property includ apparatus, farming equipment and utensils and motor vehicles. This past week, Senior Island Admin istrator Preston Cunningham encouraged those who seek to take advantage of the assistance to do so as soon as possible. He also urged residents to be honest in the in formation they supply to him. Admin. Cunningham warned: Any person even attempting to deceive a public can go to jail. He said that storm surges account ed for the majority of damages inside of homes with furniture and ceiling damages along with high winds that caused shingles to be blown off of roofs. A number of persons have expressed their concern as related to damaged ve hicles, and then secondly, the damage of the homes with quite a bit of roof damage and furniture damage, he shared. And so all of these items are able to be brought in duty free once people apply. We want them to take advantage, so that their homes can be properly and quickly restored. Applications are available at the Ad Government Complex in Dundas Town. Gun Licensing & Firearm renewal begins December 3 By Canishka Alexander This Public Notice was posted at the Marsh Harbour Police Station during the month of November. Firearm renewal begins on Monday, Dec.3, 2012 through Monday, Dec.31, 2012 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1 p.m., and on Tuesday, Dec.25, the of The fee for shotguns is: $50, and Cancer Society Thrift Shop set for Dec. 15 opening Above: the Abaco Cancer Society Thrift The Thrift Shop will be ready for reopening slightly earlier than expected. This news follows the announcement that the Shop would be closed for repairs fol lowing Hurricane Sandy. The Cancer Society Thrift Shop will reopen on Saturday December 15 at 10:00 a.m. Just in time for Christmas. Donations of clean, good quality items including clothes, household goods and furniture will be gratefully accepted and may be left at Abaco Groceries. The volunteers look forward to see ing all the regular customers again and hopefully some new ones, also. Bahamas Union of Teachers launches Toastmasters for Teachers By Samantha Evans The Bahamas Union of Teachers President (BUT) Belinda Wilson was on Abaco on Thursday, November 25 to deal with post-hurricane repairs and, while here, she decided to launch a Toastmasters Branch of the BUT for teachers working in Central Abaco and South Abaco. Effective oral communication is Toastmasters mission. There are currently two BUT branch es of the Toastmasters in the Bahamas-one on New Providence and the other on Grand Bahamawhich make up the 51 clubs in the Bahamas. The Bahamas is a part of District 47 along with South Florida. On Thursday evening, Ms. Wilson met with interested educators to explain what needs to be done to make the club of She told them that they have to elect of decide on a name for the club. They need to have at least twenty members to start. She told them that the BUT will pay the clubs membership fee and the fee of the will have to pay their own membership fee which is $20. Please see BUT Page 6

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian December, 1 2012 Christmas Dinner25th December 2012Time 6:30pm to 9:00pmFor local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.com Christmas MenuAppetizersFRESH STONE CRABSServed with a garlic lemon butter sauceSaladFRESH MOZZARELLA & TOMATOServed in a garlic infused reduction and fresh basilEntreeHONEY GLAZED HAMServed with candied yams & ham hock flavoured collard greensBRAISED LAMB SHANKSServed with truffle flavoured mashed potato and fresh baby carrotsDessertBREAD & BUTTER PUDDINGServed with fresh homemade hot vanilla sauce** Also serving regular dinner Central & All Abaco to the group as well as the dress code, the setup of the room and gave them a sample meeting agenda. She encouraged them to have elections as soon as possible. The group was so excited that they decided to have elections that evening. PresidentPaul Knowles, Vice President of EducationSonovia McFall, Vice Presi dent of MembershipNeulessa Major, Evans, SecretaryMs. Brown, TreasurerDaria Pinder, ChaplinClarinda Ramsey, and the Sergeant of ArmsKayla Wallace and Anastasia Dawkins. Before the meeting ended, the group participated in table topics which were im promptu presentations they had to make about items they selected. The club will meet on Thursdays at 6 p.m. at Central Abaco Primary School. BUT From Page 5 Urban Renewal Team organizes Thanksgiving Luncheon for elderly By Canishka Alexander The Abaco Urban Renewal 2.0 branch held a Thanksgiving Luncheon for the elderly on November 22 at the old Na tional Insurance Building in Dundas Town. tivity organized by Urban Renewal since being established on the island. Senior citizens from various commu nities on Abaco were well represented. Jones introduced herself and the Ur ban Renewal team that includes W/Sgt. 2483 Jocelyn Smith, coordinator, and In Division before giving a brief history of Urban Renewal 2.0. She explained that the program is a comprehensive approach to crime, antiso cial behavior and community safety and emphasizes innovation and integration of efforts and resources by agencies and the community at large. Pastor Earlyn Baillou was invited to give an opening prayer before Constable 3051 Valentino Oliver led in the singing of the national anthem. of Abaco and Bimini districts, said that as he looked around on that day, there was so much to be thankful for. Our friends here have contributed so much to our society in such a way that we can be here today to celebrate this Thanks giving, Supt. Curry observed. So I think all of us should put our hands together for our senior friends who are here today. Senior Island Administrator Preston Cunningham emphasized Gods goodness and blessings to us. He said that this time of the year is a time when we pause to give thanks. God has blessed us [especially] the younger ones with older ones who really have paved the way for us all, Cunning done over the years, Cunningham is able to come to Abaco at this time and enjoy a better life. While being entertained, the elderly were served drinks and lunches by the of Academy pre-school students gave a brief yet memorable performance to the enjoy ment of their guests. the elderly.

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December 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 White Sound, Elbow CayFULL SERVICE MARINA WATERFRONT VILLAS For local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.comBahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun.Enjoy a delicious dinner with usSea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Happy Hour Daily 5 pm 6 pmOpen Year RoundCome lounge at The Helm, our indoor barBoat House Restaurant OFFERING SPECIAL MARINA RATES$500 a month for vessels 50 feet or more $300 a month for vessels under 50 feetSpecial effective from August 2012 to February 28, 2013 Christmas Dinner25th December 2012Time 6:30pm to 9:00pmFor local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.com Christmas MenuAppetizersFRESH STONE CRABSServed with a garlic lemon butter sauceSaladFRESH MOZZARELLA & TOMATOServed in a garlic infused reduction and fresh basilEntreeHONEY GLAZED HAMServed with candied yams & ham hock flavoured collard greensBRAISED LAMB SHANKSServed with truffle flavoured mashed potato and fresh baby carrotsDessertBREAD & BUTTER PUDDINGServed with fresh homemade hot vanilla sauce** Also serving regular dinner Central & All Abaco maintenance and management of the site. Smoke plagues residents in November FIREARMS LICENSING SCHEDULE 2012 DEC 3 DEC 31 DATE PLACE TIME 07/12/12 Bahama Palm Shores 5:00pm -8:00pm & Cassurina

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian December, 1 2012 From the Editor's Desk // 102 Degrees 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 I love Christmas time. I know its easy to hold that opinion and not many people will argue against it. Its an easy conversation starter. There is something about the season that has a certain charm. The oppressive heat of the summer is behind us. The threat of hurricanes has been removed. All we have now is the focus on our families and friends. The seasonal bump in visitors doesnt hurt things either. Welcome friends, whether you are from the U.S. are from further stretches of the globe, I hope you enjoy your winter holiday here. We have sand instead of snow. Im sure you wont mind. But being in The Bahamas for Christmas, indeed, being in Abaco, has so much going for it. We are natu rally a generous people. The festive, We welcome it. We should welcome it. I know many of us dont have much, many of us even less after a hurricane and after a deep-cutting, economic re cession. But the spirit of giving, the spir it of charity, keeps our community together. Despite challenges weve reached another winter and another holiday with family and friends. Many of us Abaconians depend heavily on these short few weeks now to get us through to the next busy patch of the year. By extension, we all rely on it. But I ask everyone to take one step back, as fretful as that might make yourself, for your family and for your friends. This Christmas will come and go, as will next the next one, as have they all. And Im not saying to slack off, thats not what has made our little Abaco the leader it is, but, instead, just realize what this season brings. I lost someone important to me recently. A grandfather. I wont be able to spend this Christmas with him. I miss him a lot, especially with the holidays. But it has reminded me how important it is to spend time with your loved ones. This is a joyous season. Despite those loved ones weve lost, it reminds us we have the opportunity now to spend time with those still with us. To build stronger friendships. To learn from our older family. To breath in and not be strangled by a 102 degree day with 100 percent humidity. These are what this holiday brings. Enjoy it. And enjoy each other. Merry Christmas. Corrections and Retractions Editor: In response to an article written in the September issue of The Abaconian regard ing our junior junkanoo program I would like to retract a misquoted statement. In the article I was quoted as stating that one of our major weaknesses at the school had been costumes because the art teacher was not Bahamian. This statement was para phrased to exclude the fact that I also men tioned that we had a short period of time to prepare and tremendous lack of funding that didnt allow for us to produce a better costume. I would like to formally apolo gize to Ms. Pitt on behalf of Abaco Central High School if the public was led to believe that she was not doing her best at helping to prepare for the junior junkanoo parade and was solely responsible for the level of costumes we were able to produce. Sincerely, J McIntosh ogize to Ms. Pitt, the staff of ACH and our readers for the error. Calendar of Events

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Great for large families! $1.875 M USD NEW LISTING Letters to the Editor An appeal from a Bahamian jailed abroad Dear Editor: Please print this letter in your paper that I sent to The Hon Fred Mitchel. To The Hon Fred Mitchel, I am writing to you in regards to my imprisonment in the United States. I was arrested in December of 2011 for aiding and abetting to import cocaine by admitting that I repaired a gentlemans boat, which was done about one mile east of Mangrove Cay, off of Grand Bahama. The gentleman contacted me thru my company knowing that I was to deliver another customers boat to the United States the following day after departure. This is my profession and I am a part owner of Rainbow Rentals and Marine Repair, which is now a struggle business that owes a lot of money to the bank. This is greatly disturbing among oth er Bahamians along with me, my family and business partners on how and when did America obtained the rights and jurisdic tion to arrest and imprison a citizen of the Bahamas for his/her actions in their own country. We are Bahamians and have ob tained a visa to come to America. So how can the Bahamas allow this? Yes, I did take a plea because I was threatened with a twenty two year sentence if I went to trial and also being told that it did not matter about territory or jurisdic tion, the boat that I repaired did not have any drugs nor did the United States Border found on was towed to the United States, was found. Needless to say I am the only one in prison. I came into the United States legally and have not broken any laws in America. I have not seen a representative from the Bahamas Embassy and was told by the lawyer that I was not entitled to a representative and I would have to contact them myself, which was done and was told they could not do anything where I ac cepted a plea, without even knowing the situation. As a note the 2012 Federal Code and Rules state under the territorial scope that if you are not a natural or an alien resident, you cannot be charged for a crime further ance outside of the United States. Please any assistance would be great ly appreciated. Thank you in advance, Wayde Collins A thanks to gracious hosts Dear Editor: We have just returned from a 30 day stay at Treasure cay Bahamas. We have been visiting for 21 years to this beauti ful Abaco Island. We have always been treated with the most polite and gracious Bahamians. Out stay has always given us a feel ing that Bahamians always treat tourist this way. We enjoy The Abaconain and have read the articles by Bradley Albury. He seems to have a lot of good opinions about Abaco. Hope to see the airport in Marsh and the pot holes taken care of. Pat Shoals St. Helens, OR Re: November 1, 2012 Abaco Chamber tours new airport Dear Editor: Let me get this straight.. The new airport terminal according to the government Ministries was conceived and designed to better accommodate the arriving and departing in bigger jets. Now taxiway improvements turn up 1400 feet too short to provide adequate distance for safe jet operations. This begs the question. Why wasnt the correct runway length con sidered when the design and construction were undertaken. Certainly looks like poor planning. Relating to the present position of the new air control tower, Mr. Donald Dean, the chief architect of the site, suggested that when the runway is extended by some 1400 feet, the control tower would not be exactly in the center of the runway as it is now placed. Easy solution to this problem would be to add 700 feet to each end of the runway. The new airport environs have been a long time in coming to fruition and it is my hope that all the problems associated in getting this off the ground (no pun in tended) can be swiftly addressed. Max Swartz Hope Town Unfairly targeted Dear Editor: Our names are Pastor Lyndon and Mother Jacqlyn McIntosh, thank you for allowing us this space voicing our concern not only for our son, but for all young men in our community. Our son has been targeted by the po lice and certain citizens since early this year, arresting him on a couple occasions on hearsay. The last time they arrested him was on November 6, 2012. The arresting of again when the law clearly states that evi dence should be given before an arrest can be made. They took him to the police station in the room at the time did not do anything. prints were even taken and held for three him so he was released. Whatever hap pened to innocent until proven guilty? Im writing this letter because the of to gain stripes have to be stopped and held accountable before someone really gets hurt. Some parents may not be as humble as we have been. An innocent person who is targeted over and over again may just decide to do what you say they are guilty of because the police have made them the criminal. -Pastor Lynden McIntosh & Mother Jacqlyn McIntosh

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian December, 1 2012 Sea Spray Resort & Marina Coming December 28th on Elbow Cay Second Annual Junkanoo Competition Starting at 7:00 PM Ferries from Marsh Harbour at 5:30 & 6:30 Returning at Midnight. In Memory of Monty F. Albury For local transportation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065 email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.com Sea Spray Resort & Marina in Conjunction with Sands Beer presents the YOU DONT WANT TO MISS OUT ON THIS ANNUAL FESTIVE EVENT! Central & All Abaco put forth a prayer intended to summon the divine presence of God during the gather ing. The welcome was given by Jonnajah Boodle, a student of Forest Heights Acad emy. As she spoke, Dr. Lenora Black, Educations district superintendent, dem Womens Suffrage Movement, which gave way to women gaining the right to vote. Women from all walks of life played the social, political and economic rights for Bahamians, and thereby they created a deeper understanding of freedom and a more democratic society, Dr. Black ex pressed. Meanwhile, facility managers from S.C. Bootle High School sang a jubilant selection before Senior Island Administra tor Preston Cunningham addressed the au dience. He saluted all women of this great movement in The Bahamas observing that although men are more prominent, it is the women who are leaders in many sectors. Before ending his remarks, Admin istrator Cunningham read an anniversary message on behalf of MP for North Abaco sion. Wallace soon called on Maria Mer lien of S. C. Bootle to read her winning essay. Earlier in the year, students were immersed in research related to the Wom ens Suffrage Movement as part of a com petition offered by the Women's Suffrage Symposium Committee, and were asked to present their winning essays at the ceremo behalf of the District Debate Team. Next, Abaco Central High School Student Payton Stubbs introduced Rev. Cynthia Mother Pratt as the guest speak er, but before she came to the podium, Ta anah Newbold delivered a captivating solo. Before the ceremony, she had met with four 12th grade students to share some of her life experiences. Believing that she was serving a purpose and with the support of her late husband, Mother Pratt went from enforcing law and order as Par liament Whip to becoming deputy prime minister in her political career. When Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, suffered a stroke, she went from being second in command to being in charge of the country as acting prime min ister. She admitted that she knew nothing about politics, but she got before God and looked to Him for guidance. I expected God to deliver, she recalled. Mother Pratt admonished all women to gain respect among their peers no matter what arena they are in. She also advised them to respect those around them, and to build character. She added that it is important for this generation to know where we came from. The country is what it is today be cause of the efforts and perseverance of women. Education assisted with the distribution of plaques to the honourees. A number of women donned in splendid apparel and beautiful hats participated in the hat pa rade. The ceremony ended with the vote of thanks given by Leslie Rolle, senior national anthem followed by the pledge of allegiance. Above: Rev. Cynthia Mother Pratt ad sary of the Enfranchisement of Women in The Bahamas. Above: Kathy Key (wife of Central & South Abacos Member of Parliament -Edison Key) Suffrage From Page 1

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian December, 1 2012 Tragedy in Guana Cay By Timothy Roberts A visit ended tragically as a helicop Marina Village at Bakers Bay Golf and Ocean Club on Guana Cay on Thursday, November 22 leaving one dead and four injured. The victim of Thursdays fatal heli O. Valdez, a Lyford Cay resident, who owned the downed aircraft. According to The Nassau Guardian Lyford Cay resi it is Mr. Valdez, a Lyford Cay property owner. Mr. Valdez and the others onboard were reportedly friends and family of Jef frey Soffer, owner of the Fontainebleau The Cays marine conservation Press Release On the morning of American Thanks giving, Friends of the Environment held the Hope Town Lodge in Hope Town, Abaco. The event featured a 5 K run/walk from the Lodge to the north end of Elbow Cay and a one mile fun run for children under 12. The majority of students from Hope Town Primary participated in the mile run, along with a number of visitors children. Organizers of the event were over whelmed with the turnout, quickly running out of tshirts. More were ordered and 45 runners completed the 3.1 mile course along with another 40 walkers. Over 50 children completed the mile fun run with a total of approximately 135 participants. Thanks to the professional timing of Wild Side Timing Company out of Nassau, times were available for the runners after the race and have been posted the to The Friends of the Environment website and the Hope Town Lodges Facebook page. Awards were presented on the pool deck of the Lodge while runners and guests enjoyed the new breakfast menu and a mi mosa smoothie bar. The results were: First Place: Rusty Heise, 21 minutes, Greg Ickes, 21:06 and Pete Gill, 21:20. Lindsey Ickes was the was Mason Ickes, Robin Jentil of Hope Town School came second and Reef Della nos came third. The top three in each race Lodge. servation and education work of local With recent legislation in the Bahamas protecting turtles from capture, FRIENDS chose the mascot (a turtle dressed as a tur key) to help raise awareness of their new protected status. be at the property at the time of the crash; however, it is still unclear if he was on the helicopter when it went down. In a statement released by the Guana Cay, Abaco club, they said: The entire Bakers Bay Golf & Ocean Club communi ty is shocked and saddened by this tragedy particularly occurring on a day that symbol izes family and togetherness. Thank you to their quick and decisive actions prevented further damage and injury. The crash happened at about 1 p.m., The four surviving passengers were evacuated from Bakers Bay and are cur rently receiving medical attention, the company said. At the present time we have no update on the conditions of the four injured passengers. No staff or mem bers on the ground were injured. According to the Associated Press, Bakers Bay employees helped pull the sur vivors from the wreckage. They were then taken by boat from Guana Cay to Marsh Harbour where they were met at the dock by a doctor and a private ambulance. The four survivors were airlifted to New Providence and Miami, Florida. When the three passengers were stabilised A witness of the crash said as the helicopter attempted to land it went into a tailspin twice before crashing. A police report suggested that heavy winds may have played a role in the crash; however, up to press time the preliminary report from the Civil Aviation Depart ments investigation had not been received.

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian December, 1 2012 Honesty and Quality You Can Count OnBrandon Thompson242-357-6532Dock ConstructionResidential and Commercial Customized to suit your lifestyleBoat LiftsSales and Service Quality boat lift dealer for 10 yearsAnd Much More...Offering unsurpassed attention to detail with almost two decades of hands on experienceContact us today! www.lbtmarine.com bthompson@lbtmarine.com Cell: 242-357-6532 Ph/Fax: 242-367-2704 South Abaco Family fun day raised money for Cherokee Clinic By Jennifer Hudson A family fun day was enjoyed by a large number of people from near and far who turned out on November 10 to sup port the Cherokee Community Clinic Fun draising Day. The event was held on the grounds of Cherokees Community Centre from 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. There was something for everybody. A crowd-pleaser for both adults and children were the crab races held frequently throughout the after noon. The crabs were beautifully decorated, each one sporting its number with a feather on top of the stick attached to its shell. These gaily coloured crabs were painstak ingly decorated by Mr. and Ms. Davies, an English couple, who are second-homeown ers in Cherokee. Also enjoyed by the children was the balloon darts game. The kids were quite popping of balloons and prizes handed out. The hoopla stall proved so popular that it sold out early. While all this was going on other children were honing their skills at basketball and volleyball on the court nearby. tions this year and many interesting items were to be found at the bargain prices of prizes donated by both private and corpo rate sponsors. Food is always a major draw at any fair and there was certainly no shortage of it at Cherokee. For those who wanted a hearty meal, delicious steak dinners were available with the steaks masterfully sea soned and barbecued by the popular barbe cueing trio of Richard Gibbs, John Hudson and Malfred Martin. For those desiring something a little less substantial, ham burgers and hot dogs were available along with macaroni cheese, homemade ice cream, a large assortment of baked goods and drinks. Cherokee is noted for its tasty conch fritters which are generously apportioned with conch. Vashti Albury was kept ex tremely busy deep frying these delicacies from the very tasty batter prepared by the skillful hands of Kenneth Albury. The frit ters were so popular that they drew long lines of people not minding how long they had to stand in line for this tasty treat. Another enjoyable pastime at these Cherokee events is for people to take a little time out to meet up with and social ize with friends whom they might not have seen for some time. A huge almond tree provides very welcome shade for people to sit and pass the time of day with friends and family while still watching all the fun of the fair. Sandra Albury, Treasurer of the Cherokee Community Clinic Committee, deemed the fundraiser a great success. She was very pleased with the numbers that at tended and said that the funds raised had equaled the excellent total raised last year at their inaugural fundraiser. These funds are vital for the ongoing construction of the Cherokee Community Clinic which is an entirley volunteer project. In Cherokee everyone gets involved. Left: children eagerly announcing the be ginning of another crab race.

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian December, 1 2012 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 New Years Eve Dinner31st December 2012 3 Seatings at 6 pm, 7pm or 8PM Call for ReservationsFor local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.com New Years Eve MenuAppetizersBACON WRAP SHRIMPServed with a mango papaya salsaSoupSMOKED SALMON BISQUEServed with a dill crostiniSaladTOMATO MOZZARELLA EntreeLOBSTER STUFFED PRIME RIBTwice sliced prime rib with fresh brandy lobster meat Served with bearnaise sauceVEAL ALA CHEF CARLTONTender veal cutlets lightly breaded & sauted golden brown topped with lump crab meat, asparagus & capersLOBSTER MORNAYLobster served in a creamy rich sauceDUCK CHAMBORDFire roasted duck stuffed with Carltons fine stuffing, cooked to perfection with a sweet Chamboard sauce DessertCHOCOLATE CREME BRULEE $75.00 per personPrice includes Appetizer, Soup, Salad, Entree, Dessert & 1 glass of complimentary Champagne Prime Minister tours Bakers Bay Project expected to yield $450 mil over next decade By Timothy Roberts Prime Minister Perry Christie, along with a number of delegates, toured Bakers Bay Golf and Ocean Club during a visit on November 20 and told the media that the resort is expected to contribute $450 mil lion to the Public Treasury over the next 10 years According to Mr. Christie, the con tributions will come by way of import duty, transfer, stamp, and property taxes as the project plans a considerable expan sion over the next decade. He added that Bakers Bay has al ready invested about $385 million, and will attract an investment of $2 billion over the life of the project. We can reasonably expect that the economic impact of this development, will reach well beyond its borders, as home owners, yachtsmen and visitors to this luxury resort community, also invest else where in the Abacos and in the remainder of the Bahamas, Mr. Christie said. Noting that the developers of the project were attracted to the Bahamas dur Mr. Christie said that Bakers Bay serves as a shining model of the vision and strat egy which he has espoused for tourism and Government economic growth. Mr. Michael Meldman, Chairman and CEO, his partners and homeowners are to be congratulated for having created one of the most environmentally sensitive and sustainable developments in the Caribbean. While creating a viable and very attractive product, these investors have raised the munity that attracts North Americans, Eu entertainment and business leaders to live and play with their families and friends. At the same time Bakers Bay is a family op eration where employees and management work together to create memories for resi dents and staff. The development itself re and luxurious surroundings. As the Discovery Land Company has done in various parts of the United States, I feel this is an appropriate occa sion for me to invite Chairman Meldman and his partners, to consider expanding their investments to other attractive sites in the Bahamas. It is developments like Bakers Bay that add to the luster of our tourism product and which deliver on our well branded slogan, Its Better in the Ba hamas. May you grow from strength to strength, Mr. Christie said. Murphy Town November Meeting By Mirella Santillo A quorum for the Murphy Town monthly meeting was achieved around 7:00 p.m. with the attendance of Chairman DeShawn Simms, Paul Curry, Don Boodle and Eugene Dawkins. The meeting took nior Administrator Cunningham. Because of the late start, the members agreed that the reading of last meetings minutes would be by-passed so they pro immediately. The account for the side streets maintenance had a negative balance was offset by transferring funds from the miscellaneous account. The Administrator there would not be any minuses, but Mr. Simms said that he had already taken care of the transfer. With the slow season coming up, it will be necessary to mow the side roads only once per month, allowing for a sav ing. The Chairman said that the contrac tors were explained the situation when they started, but Mr. Curry thought it necessary to remind them again before it happened. The next item on the agenda was to resolve a problem concerning garbage pick-up on a certain road which is no longer accessible by the present garbage truck. After deliberation the issue was settled when a member proposed to hire a the bins to the garbage truck. It was agreed to give him compensation. The administra tor asked to be advised at the next meeting of how the situation would be ultimately resolved. Another expense that popped up was the cleaning of the town after the hurri cane, an expense that the members thought should be reimbursed by Central Govern ment. The administrator agreed to pass on the request. There was a demand from Abaco Central High School for help replacing equipment that was stolen in a break-in. Mr. Cunningham advised the Chairman to lar request had been posted with the De partment of Education. The Administrator thought that it would be encouraging the culprit to replace stolen equipment each time it was stolen. The Christmas Tree Lighting cere mony was scheduled for December 13 at 7 p.m. Mr. Simms and Ramona Bethel were asked to spearhead the Christmas Commit tee. The Chairman inquired from the ad ministrator how to handle the noise prob lem. My vision of Murphy Town is that of a quiet, respectable community, he said. He feels that commercial areas should not interfere with the peace of the residents living across the street. The issue of certain businesses operating in town without prop er licensing was also raised. It was sug gested that he wrote to the local Licensing Authority concerning both problems, with a CC to the same department in Nassau.

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December 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 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 Central & All Abaco Health Fair focuses on Abaconians wellness By Timothy Roberts The Abaco District of the Depart family wellness day and health fair under the theme Lets Get Well Abaco on Sat urday, November 10. Department of Public Health Ad ministrator, Charlene Bain, spoke to the crowd about taking advantage of the health services available to all Bahamians and en couraged Abaconians to come together as a community and form a health council to address the local health related needs. She also gave statistics on health concerns for Abaco. They had games for young and old alike, including a series of egg and spoon races which featured children and adults, as well as a backyard gardening demon stration by Lenny Etienne who showed on lookers how to get the most out of banana, sugar cane and sweet potato plantings. Throughout the day a variety of talks and demonstrations were given on differ ent topics including healthy lifestyle tips, using herbal medicine safely, controlling diabetes, growing vegetables naturally, aging hypertension. Senior Public Health Nutritionist offered individualized nutritional advice based upon personal preferences. The Health Fair also provided op portunity for attendees to get certain health parameters checked free of charge like blood pressure, weight, blood glu cose level and body mass index (BMI) as well as HIV/AIDS testing. The HIV and AIDS Research Center (from the Ministry of Health) provided the HIV/AIDS testing Shanishka Bain-Cambridge, Coordi nator and Committee Chairperson for the event, said that as a part of the national health strategic plan which encompasses the entire Bahamas one of the goals of the Health Fair is to enhance the health care related services available within the com munities of The Bahamas We want to encourage the partner ship between the public and private sectors as well in promoting health and wellness in the community, she said. Ms. Bain-Cambridge said the Depart ment of Public Health made an effort to involve a variety of community stakehold ers which included different health care in pharmacies, Department of Education and schools, agricultural groups, police, banks and insurance companies In The Bahamas in general, the rates of chronic lifestyle diseases are accelerat ing and the leading cause of death in The Bahamas is Heart Disease. The purpose of the event was to pro mote health supportive behaviours within the community, she said. So they want to promote the health supportive behav iours and to decrease behaviours the lead to chronic disease. She encouraged the general public, whether they attended the Health Fair or not, to come to the clinic and receive indi vidualized health tips and advice. The health fair focused on activity as well as diet. Above: Sensei Toote demonstrates a By Timothy Roberts on Saturday, November 24 in order to show appreciation and support for Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue while service. The Banquet, held at Abaco Beach Resorts Pavilion, featured a silent auc New Entry Band and was organized by the Marsh Harbour Fire Departments Finance Committee headed by Reginald Sands (chairman), Ruth Saunders (secretary) and Brenda Sawyer (treasurer). The audience was entertained by mas ter of ceremonies Charlie Cooke who intro duced the evenings speakers. Walter Evans, Bahamas Director of Fire Services RBPF spoke of how special you folks are and to say a special thank you Above: members of Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue. He praised the wonderful job the de partment has done for many years and the diversity of ages and family atmosphere of Preston Cunningham, Island Admin not be weary in well doing. Noel Curry, Superintendent of Police for the Abaco District, said thank you to the exceptional work you do not just today, but for the many years past. rector and island administrator to approach Assistant Fire Chief Matthew Key pre sented Sargent Paul Johnson, Abaco District Fire Authority, with a plaque in gratitude of his service, support, advice and guidance Please see Banquet Page 20

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian December, 1 2012 to assist the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department to protect the community. Plaques were also given to former for the Marsh Harbour Department), John Hall, Brent Key, Claude Sawyer and Bev their committed and dedicated service to the Volunteer Fire Department. Fire Chief Danny Sawyer thanked the community for their generosity and support of their time and effort to protect and serve the community. Business Banquet From Page 19 feature at the Banquet. store in Marsh Harbour By Canishka Alexander On Nov. 10, the Bahamas Telecom munications Company (BTC) opened the Marsh Harbour. Hundreds attended the opening with hopes of purchasing adver tised phones that included the iPhone 4s that were on sale and in limited numbers. As customers entered the building early that morning, the stores colour cod ed design allowed them to easily identify BTCs landline, mobile and Internet ser vices. The location also incorporated the art work of local artist Zyandric Jones that aspects of Abaco. Constructed in roughly four months at an estimated cost of $300,000, the store was initially scheduled to open during the summer following the launch of 4G service in Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay. A Cay and an Abaco-only sale took place the following day at the St. John the Baptist Anglican Parish Hall in May. All in all, the investments made by BTC go toward guaranteeing that custom ers enjoy a brand new retail experience that is robust and reliable, and that employees are trained to better serve customers. Existing employees were relocated from the former location next to Every Child Counts School in Marsh Harbour to the existing location leaving behind their celebrates 10 years of service by giving back to the community year anniversary. Press Release This year one of Abacos oldest and year anniversary by giving back in a huge way to their community. We are planting 10 coconut trees for every year we have been open, said a very excited Rhonda Hull, Managing Part ner of L.C. Hull & Co. Thats 100 trees to help beautify our island and help spruce up our public dock areas. Press Release Chelsea's Choice would like to thank all of their valued customers for their sup port during the month of October. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness, pink caps were placed on wa ter bottles in commemoration of the worthy cause, and customers were encouraged to purchase water. On November 13, a portion of the proceeds collected were donated to The Abaco Cancer Society on customers be half. technical team. During the ribbon cutting ceremony, BTC retirees Marilyn Albury and Warren Albury were enlisted to declare the store Carina Ferguson, Lillian Cash and Mario St.Charles. Bottler donates to Abaco Cancer Society

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian December, 1 2012 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise Island-wide Abaco Listings Abaco Cottage + 114 hse 366-0576 Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529 Cherokee Lee Pinder + 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075 Grand Cay Rosies Place 352-5458 Green Turtle Cay Barefoot Homes 14 hse 577-4092 Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4247 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island Properties + 34 hse 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties + 34 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 Guana Cay Dive Guana + 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Guana Sunset Beach 13 units 365-5133 Ocean Frontier 6 cott 519-389-4846 Wards Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth Sands + 9 hse 365-5140 Hope Town Abaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Crystal Villas 5 villas 321-452-0164 Elbow Cay Prop + 53 hse 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways + 63 hse 366-0224 Hope Town Inn 6 rm 4 Villas 366-0003 Hope T Villas + 3 hse 366-0266 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages + 4 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 6 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key + 43 hse 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557 Hotels and House Rental Agents Lubbers Quarters Sea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121 Man-O-War Island Home Rentals + 2 hse 365-6048 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072 Waterway Rentals + 14 hse 365-6143 Marsh Harbour area Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719 Abaco Towns 16 apts 367-0148 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 Living Easy + 16 hse 367-2202 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Regattas 32 apts 577-6764 HG Christie + 11 hse 367-4151 Sandy Point Oeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort 14 rm 366-4119 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083 Treasure Cay Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 5 units 877-786-8455 Treasure Cay Resort + 95 rms 365-8801 Marks Bungalows 4 units 365-8506 Abaco Estate Services + 365-8752 Island Dreams Rental + 357-6576 Turtle Rock Villas at Palmetto Beach 3 villas 262-820-1900 Wood Cay Tangelo Hotel 14 rm 1 villa 365-2222 Web Sites with Abaco Information http://www.abaconian.com http://www.abacoinet.com http.//www.abacoinfo.com http.//www.abacocottage.com + agents with multiple cottages and houses http://www.abacos.com http://www.oii.net http://www.bahamas.com Rev. March 2012 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 Dec 7th Dr. Carnille Farquharson; Family Medicine Dec 12th & Dec 19th Dr. Winston Forbes; Cardiology/Internal Medicine Dec 5th Dr. F. Bartlett; Pediatrics Please call for dates Dr. Lucio Pedro; Obstetrics/Gynecology Please call for dates Dr. Timothy Williams, General Practice Please call for dates Dr. N. Akazie, Please call for dates Dr. Marc Binard, General Practice & Internal Medicine Dec 1st & Dec 6th Dr. George Charit; General Practice, Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine, Daily Dr. Rogers; Call for dates Dr. George Charit MEDICAL DIRECTOR Integrated Medical Center is pleased to announce the schedule of Clinics for December 2012 Walk in Welcome Same Day Appointments No Long Waits No referrals needed The place where complete healing begins e-mail: imcabaco@gmail.com SLEEP APNEA TESTING NOW AVAILABLE & STAT IN-HOUSE BLOOD RESULTS TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT CALL OUR FRIENDLY STAFF Further Business By Canishka Alexander On November 14, American Eagle announced the discontinuation of its ATR prop-plane service to Marsh Harbour in exchange for its jet service on Nov.15. Approximately 25 passengers were given a red-carpet greeting by American passengers neared the entrance for The Ba they were treated to a brief reception with light refreshments prepared by Marisa Al len of Marisas Catering and the sounds of the legendary Estin Music Man Sawyer. Kendy Anderson from the Abaco this new venture by American Eagle and for their consideration of Abaco as a desti nation of choice. Meanwhile, Renardo Curry, Member of Parliament for North Abaco, was given a tour of the aircraft and greeted those re turning to Miami, who were seated com fortably on board. Mr. Curry also congrat in The Bahamas tourist market, and noted that their upgrade in service is the begin ning of something special. Mr. Curry added that as the new air port terminal nears completion, he hopes that the service also attracts local support for American Eagle. route from Miami to Marsh Harbour was featured on the navigational display inside the cockpit. Additional features include roll-away aircraft stairs and a conveyor belt. Passengers enjoyed the 40-minute while the turboprop aircrafts offered 64 seats. Presently, American Eagle offers jet service to the island, domestic and U.S. passengers are also hopeful about the in troduction of additional routes by the com pany, but for now, Miami remains its gate way to the world. Bridgette Reckley, station manager for American Eagle, said they are look ing to increase and update the schedule becomes available, but that move is not ex pected to take place until 2013. A lot of them are premium passen gers and repeat customers for Abaco, so Chicago and Atlanta, Reckley shared. They were impressed that its landing American Eagle begins new jet service to Marsh Harbour service to Abaco.

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December 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive Shops Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour ..................... 367-2963 Above & Below, Marsh Harbour ................................. 367-0350 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour .............................. 367-2787 Dive Time, Man-O-War................................................365-6235 Froggies, Hope Town ................................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay ...................................... 365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay ....................................... 365-4411 Dive Guana ................................................................ 365-5178 Man-O-War Dive Shop ................................................365-6013 Cars & Cart Rentals Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals ............................................. 367-2655 Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals .............................. 367-1035 B & B Boat Rentals ........................................... 367-7368 Bargain Car Rentals .......................................... 367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................................... 367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals ....................................... 367-5570 Cruise Abaco. .................................................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ...................... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals ...................................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars .................. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals .......................................... 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ......................................... 367-4887 The Moorings Boat Rentals ............................. .367-4000 Green Turtle Cay Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental .................. 365-4411 C & D Cart Rental ............................................. 365-4084 Cruising Cart Rentals ........................................ 365-4065 D & P Cart Rental ............................................. 365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals ....................................... 365-4119 Kool Karts ........................................................ 365-4176 Reef Boat Rentals ............................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes ...................................... 365-4147 T & A Cart Rentals ............................................ 375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............................... 365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes ................................. 365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals ..................................... 354-5175 Lubbers Quarters Cruise Abaco ............................................. 321-220-8796 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals .................................. 365-6502 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals ................................. 365-6024 Waterways Boat Rental ................ 357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Cats Paw Boat Rentals ..................................... 366-0380 Elbow Cay Cart ................................................. 366-0530 Hope Town Cart Rentals .................................. 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals .......................................... 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals .............................. 366-0282 J Rs Cart Rental ................................................ 366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals ............................................ 366-0069 Treasure Cay Adventure on Prozac Kayak ............................ 365-8749 Blue Marlin Rentals. ......................................... 365-8687 Cashs Carts ...................................................... 365-8771 Cornish Car Rentals .......................................... 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals ............................................... 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals ........................................... 365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks ............................. 365-8749 Bonefish Guides Visitors Guide Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Marsh Harbour Abaco Pizza. ................................ $ .................. 367-4488 Anglers ................................... $$$ .................. 367-2158 Blue Marlin ................................. $ .................. 367-2002 Curly Tails ............................... $$$ .................. 367-4444 Ginos .......................................... $ .................. 367-7272 Golden Grouper ........................ $ .................. 367-2301 Island Family Rest ....................... $ .................. 367-3778 Java Coee House ....................... $ .................. 367-5523 Jamies Place ............................. ..$ .................. 367-2880 Jib Room .................................. $$ .................. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken ............... $ .................. 367-2615 Mangoes ................................. $$$ .................. 367-2366 Pops Place + .............................. $ .................. 367-3796 Snack Shack + ............................ $ .................. 367-4005 Snappas .................................... $$ .................. 367-2278 Wallys .................................... $$$ .................. 367-2074 Hope Town Abaco Inn .............................. $$$ .................. 366-0133 Capn Jacks ................................ $$ .................. 366-0247 Harbours Edge ......................... $$ .................. 366-0087 H T Coee House (B & L) .............. $ ................. .366-0760 H T Harbour Lodge .................. $$$ .................. 366-0095 Munchies .................................... $ .................. 366-0423 OnDa Beach .............................. $$ .................. 366-0558 Sea Spray ............................... $$ .................. 366-0065 Sugar Shack + ............................ $ .................. 366-0788 Little Harbour Petes Pub .................................. $$ .................. 366-3503 Lubbers Quarter Cracker Ps ................................. $$ .................. 366-3139 Man-O-War Bradleys on the Harbour ............. $ .................. 365-6380 Dockn Dine ................................. $ .................. 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar ................ $ .................. 365-6501 Guana Cay Bakers Bay Market Place ...... $$$ .................. 612-1021 Grabbers ................................... $$ .................. 365-5133 Nippers ..................................... $$ ................. 365-5143 Orchid Bay ............................... $$$ .................. 365-5175 Treasure Cay Coco Beach Bar & Grill. ................ $ .................. 365-8470 Florences Cafe ............................. $ ................. .365-8354 Spinnaker Restaurant ............. $$$ .................. 365-8469 Touch of Class ........................ $$$ .................. 365-8195 Treasure Sands Club ................ $$$ ................. .365-9385 Green Turtle Cay Blu House ............................. $$$ .................. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro ...................... $$ .................. 365-4200 Green Turtle Club .................... $$$ .................. 365-4271 Harveys Island Grill ................... $$ .................. 365-4389 McIntoshs Restaurant .............. $$ .................. 365-4625 Miss Emilys Restaurant ............. $$ .................. 365-4181 New Plymouth Inn .................... $$ .................. 365-4161 Pineapple Restaurant Bar & Grill $$ ................. 365-4039 Plymouth Rock Cafe .................. $$ .................. 365-4234 Shorties Take-a-way...................$$..................365-4342 Sundowners .............................. $$ .................. 365-4060 Sandy Point Nancys ...................................... $$ .................. 366-4120 Everyone reads The Abaconian Emergency Services B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667 Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Man-O-War 365-4019 Abaco Crash Fire Rescue 365-9111 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749 Medical Services Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour ...................... 367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic ................................ 367-0020 Integrated Medical Center .......................................... 367-1304 Emergency ............................................... 458-1234 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre ................................... 367-0049 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour ............................ 367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay ......................................... 365-8288 Government Clinic Coopers Town .............................. 365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay ........................... 365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town ................................... 366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point .................................. 366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town ...................................... 365-2172 Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Green Turtle Cay Blu House ....................... 45 ......... F ......... 365-4200 Green Turtle Club .............. 32 ......... F ......... 365-4271 Black Sound Marina .......... 15 ..................... 365-4531 Other Shore Club ............... 12 ......... F ......... 365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service ........... 10 ......... F ......... 365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina ........ 150 ......... F ......... 365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina .......... 26 ......... F ......... 365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina ...... 183 ......... F ......... 367-2158 Conch Inn .......................... 75 ......... F ......... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina ........ 36 ......... F ......... 367-2182 Mangoes Marina ............... 29 ..................... 367-4255 Marsh Harbour Marina ...... 52 ......... F ......... 367 2700 Hope Town Hope Town Marina ............ 16 ..................... 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways ................................ 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina .............. 6 ......... F ......... 366-0154 Sea Spray .......................... 60 ......... F ......... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina ........... 75 ......... F ......... 365-0083 Guana Cay Bakers Bay Marina .......... 158 ......... F ......... 365-5802 Guana Hide-aways ............ 37 ..................... 577-0003 Orchid Bay ......................... 64 ........ F ......... 365-5175 Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Tours & Excursions Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental ....................... 475-9616 ................ 367-2936 ......................... 367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure ............................... 577-0004 ..................... 367-0350 Adventure on Prozac T Cay ............................ 365-8749 ...................... 365-4411 C & C Charters Treasure Cay ........................... 365-8506 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour .................... 367-2787 ............. 366-0024 Airlines Serving Abaco Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ........................... 367-2266 Air Gate Aviation Daytona/New Smyrna ........................... 367-3636 American Eagle Miami ..................................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud ............................ 367-2095 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach .............................................. 367-3415 Craig Air Center North Florida ........................................... 367-3522 IBC Airways Ft.Lauderdale, W Palm Beach ......................... 367-1336 Locair Fort Lauderdale ............................................. 1-800-205-0730 Regional Freeport ............................................................... 367-0446 Sky Bahamas Nassau/Ft. Lauderdale ................................. 367-0996 Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale ..................................... 367-0140 Western Air Nassau ........................................................... 367-3722 Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale ............................................. 367-0032 Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida Abaco Air .............................................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters ........................................................ 367-3450 Taxi Cab Fares one or two passengers Extra $3 for each passengers above two ective Dec 08 Clinic, Downtown, Stop Light, ........................................................ $10 Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry ........................................ $15 Spring City ........................................................................................ $15 Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch ............................. $15 Murphy Town & Great. Cistern .......................................................... $20 Snake Cay ........................................................................................ $35 Casuarina Point ................................................................................. $60 Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour ............................................. $80 Bahama Palm Shore ......................................................................... $90 Crossing Rocks ................................................................................ $105 Sandy Point ................................................................................... $150 Leisure Lee ....................................................................................... $50 Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry ................................................... $80 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $85 Fox Town ........................................................................................ $165 Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel ................................................. $ 10 Nat. Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr. Cistern .......................................... $10 Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea. Eective Dec 08 Green Turtle Cay ferry dock ............................................................... $10 Madeira Park .................................................................................... $20 Sand Banks ...................................................................................... $25 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $30 Leisure Lee ....................................................................................... $45 Black Wood ...................................................................................... $20 Fire Road & Coopers Town ............................................................... $40 Cedar Harbour ................................................................................. $60 Wood Cay ......................................................................................... $70 Mount Hope .................................................................................... $80 Fox Town .......................................................................................... $85 Crown Haven ................................................................................... $90 Marsh Harbour airport ..................................................................... $80 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport .............................................. $80 Treasure Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour ................................................ $85 Treasure Cay Hotel to Green Turtle Ferry ........................................... $25 Treasure Cay Hotel to Blue Hole ........................................................ $30 Attractions Albert Lowe Museum ................................ Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits .. Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden .................... Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum ................. Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station .................................... Hope Town Swim Mermaid Reef o Marsh Harbour ........ Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole ........... Treasure Cay farm road Art studio & working foundry ...................... Little Harbour Working boatyards ..................................... Man-O-War cay Pocket Beaches Miles of beach (most exposed to ocean) Items of interest Bring errors & revisions to our attention Revised March 9 12 All phones use area code 242 unless noted www.theabaconian.com Alburys Ferry Service Marsh H.>Guana Cay/Scotland cay F rom Conch Inn advised to contact the oce for the changes. Green Turtle Ferry Note: 4:30 pm trip to GTC not on Sundays ** Note: 4:30 pm trip will be made from New Plymouth only Abaco Adventures Pinders Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama Bahamas Ferries Summer Schedule only (April to Dec) Sandy Point & Nassau Every Friday & Sunday, except holidays, under 4 hours. Call 225-3376 or 366-4119 Call for rates. The Great Abaco Express Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 30 minutes Tourisms People-to-People program Be matched with a local person or family with a similar interest such as Bird watching, Attending church, Foreign language, School class visit, Environmental interest. Marine, Native plants, History, Humane Society, etc. This is not a dating service or an offer for a free meal or lodging but an opportunity to meet someone locally with similar interests. Call Tourisms Doranell Swain at 367-3067 dswain@bahamas.com Marsh Harbour 375-8068 477-5996 367-0367 375-8550 366-2163 367-3526 367-3577 367-3941 North Abaco 477-5037 365-0120 365-0024 365-2405 Sandy Point 366-4323 366-4107 366-4249 366-4486 Treasure Cay 559-9117 Casaurina Point 366-3058 Cherokee 366-2107 366-2115 366-2284 366-2177 Crossing Rocks 366-3259 Green Turtle Cay 365-4261 365-4070 Hope Town 366-0234 366-3141 Man-O-War 365-6502 Charter Boats 366-0101 366-0266 366-0245 366-3143 365-5140

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Page 24 Section A The Abaconian December, 1 2012 Great Guana Cay Green Turtle Cay Man-O-War Cay Hope Town Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay 242-365-4648 242-367-3450 242-367-2935 242-365-6416 Please view all of our exclusive listings atwww.AbacoCaysRealty.com Contact us at: info@abacocaysrealty.com 242-365-4648 ELBOW CAY BERKLEYS BLUFF31,000 s.f. 0.7116 Acre 100 of Atlantic ocean frontage 275 depth Great elevations overlooks surfers beach. #HTV1125 BRING OFFERS NEW PRICE $375,000. GREAT GUANA CAY SEA TO BAY 148,104 s.f. 3.40 Acre Sea to Sea parcel 201.87 on the Atlantic Ocean 159.15 on the Sea of Abaco overlooking private harbour inclusive 2 boat slips Great elevations Can be Divided. #GGV1008 $1,472,000. CLAIRES BEACH Beachfront building site 31,243 s.f. 0.717 Acre 117 of Atlantic beachfront Dock access good elevations superb ocean views. #GGV1006 $478,000. LOST SHAKER 36,839 s.f. 0.847 Acre 65 of Atlantic beachfront -Dolphin Beach Estates oversized parcel good elevationseasement to beach. #GGV1000 $460,000. ATLANTIS 19,239 s.f. 0.4417 Acre 95 of Atlantic beachfront Dolphin Beach Estates Semi-private dock. #GGV1135 FORCLOSURE MUST SELL! $350,000. SEAVIEW Dolphin Beach Estates 24,292 s.f. 0.557 Acre 136 prime waterfront great elevations fabulous views of Delias Cay and the Sea of Abaco. Shared dock access or can build a private dock on shoreline 8 depth at MLW #GGV1118 $368,000. GREEN TURTLE CAY COCONUT BEACH 63,815 s.f. 1.465 Acre Prime beach front lot secluded beach cove on north end-driveway in place and approved building plans available GTV1172 NEW $675,000. PLAYING HOOKY15,948 s.f. 0.3661 Acre Prime building site Unobstructed views of Coco Bay Public dock accessBeach access #GTV1080 $240,000. MADERIA HILL 65,208 s.f. 1.497 Acre = Dock Access Beach Access Great elevations. BANK OWNED MUST SELL! #GTV1009 UNDER CONTRACT CONCHED OUT 30,361 s.f. 0.697 Acre 125 of Atlantic beachfront 12 elevations beautiful ocean views very private areaadditional acreage available. #GTV1008 BRING OFFERS -$325,000. OCEANVIEW LOT 22,141 s.f. 0.508 acres corner lot Atlantic beach and ocean views beach road access 30 away close proximity to Green Turtle Club. Snorkeling just oshore. #GTV1157 $275,000. NO NAME CAY PARCELS 1. One Acre +/345 of Atlantic shoreline $225,000. 2. One Acre +/250 of Atlantic Shoreline $259,000. 3. One and a Half Acres +/525 of Atlantic Shoreline $418,000. Combine all three for a very private estate. #NCV1188 $225,000 $418,000. SEABREEZE 14,960 s.f. 0.343 Acre close to ocean beach clubs & town. #GTV1173 $145,000. COCO BAY BREEZE Prime building site .2699 Acre Dock Access Beach Access. #GTV1007 $47,500. MAN O WAR CAY SUMMERPLACE 10,719 s.f. 0.246 Acre Prime building site over 150 of Sea of Abaco frontage private dock fabulous Sea of Abaco views. #MWV1082 UNDER CONTRACT CENTRAL ABACO SAND BANKS CREEK LOTS 4&5 #4 1.120 Acres 97.42 on the creek. #5 1.155 Acres 100.92 on the creek. Both lots creek to highway near Treasure Cay. #CAV1182 $89,500. Green Turtle Cay7,264 s.f. 0.166 Acre 877 s.f. 3 Bd.-1 Bath 12 x 16 Shed 90 L Shaped Dock PGT Storm Windows Galvilume Metal Roof 1/2 or Full Ownership Oered #GTH1197 $174,000 $347,000 Green Turtle Cay3 Bedroom, 3 Baths 1,282 s.f. under air 887 s.f ground oor bed-bath-garage 1,597 s.f. decks 15,710s.f. 0.360 Acre 200 on Coco Bay Beach 8,000 gallon cistern #GTH1152 $1,285,000Green Turtle Cay 4 Bd, 2 Bth 1,962 s.f. 2 kitchens 30,874 s.f. 0.708 Acres 360 views 30 elevations Centrally Located #GTH1192 $1,200,000 Man O War CayNorthern Tip of MOW Sea to Sea Parcels 3 Options Available Private Marina 8MLW Private Beaches Exceptional Estate Great Elevations Price Upon Request Man O War CaySea to Sea property 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath 1,096 s.f. Beach Res. 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath 625 s.f. Guest Cottage Land 0.764 Acre Workshop/Laundry #MWH1164 $1,090,000 Green Turtle Cay12,825s.f. 0.294 Acres 1,600 s.f. 4 bd, 3 bth 740 s.f. 2 bd, 2bth guest cottage Fenced yard Overlooking Atlantic Bch Quiet neighborhood Centrally located Community dock access #GTH1161 Green Turtle Cay1,190 s.f. Residence Land 2.68 Acres 150.60 Atlantic Beach 196.60 Coco Bay Beach Dock 50% Shared 3 options available House & Dock $680,000 Beach Lot $340,000 Estate $980,000 #GTH1169 Green Turtle CayMarina Resort for Sale +/-621 on Black Sound available +/-378 Sea of Abaco frontage available +/2.78 Acres Restaurant & Pool Bar Shell Fuel Dock Great for private estate #GTH1151 $3,470,000 Green Turtle Cay1,823 s.f. 0.0419 Acre 1,723 s.f. 2 bd, 2 bth On Settlement Harbour Corner Lot Workshop/Garage Fully Furnished/turn key City water Great Rental Property Water views #GTH1193 $390,000 Green Turtle Cay17,191 s.f. 0.394 Acre 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Covered Screen Porch Wood Floors Shellstone Tile Dead End Road/Private Community Dock Access #GTH1149 $499,000 Great Guana Cay12,105 s.f. 0.277 Acre 60 Atlantic Beach 642 s.f. 2 bd 2 bth 336 s.f. open decks Beautiful views of Atlantic Ocean 10,000 gal. cistern Close to town #GGH1191 $499,000 Great Guana Cay18,321 s.f 0.420 Acre 110 Atlantic Beach +/1000 s.f. 3 Bd 2 Bth master on second level Abacos best beach golf cart 6 KW standby gen. Rental History #GGH1204 $749,000 Scotland Cay -13,601 s.f. 0.312 Acre 84 on canal 2,678 s.f. Residence 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Dock and Lift Plus Dock slip in marina garage #SCH1196 $1,399,000 Green Turtle Cay 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath 928 s.f. 74,182 s.f. 1.703 Acre 198 of Gilliam Bay Beach 478 on the Sea of Abaco Overlooks town ats Boneshermens Dream Property #GTH1205 $399,000 RED BAY & LOGGERHEAD CREEK 0.233 67.42 Acres of prime development opportunity, possibilities unlimited. ACV1184 ACV1185 ACV1186 $139,000 $1,685,500. THE GATEWAY AT WINDING BAY, SOUTH ABACOOver 16 Acres of prime development property 1,638 linear ft of creek frontage. Great location for Eco-Resort or commercial property. Located at the entrance to Winding Bay (Ritz Carlton) and Little Harbour, just 20 minutes from Marsh Harbour airport. SAV1198 $1,750,000. Green Turtle Cay4 Bd, 4 Bth 4,948 s.f. / 2 levels 19,083 s.f. 0.438 Each level private living space/kitchen Sea of Abaco Dock/boatlift/10,000 #GTH1181 $1,990,000 Chris Plummer Managing Broker Faron Sawyer Broker Silbert Mills James Pleydell-BouverieMan O War Cay4 bd, 3 bth 1,255 s.f. Residence 17,792 s.f. 0.408 Acre 768 s.f. Covered Decks 812 s.f. Open Decks 360 Views Shared Auxiliary Gen. Well Kept Gardens #MWH1195 $749,000 Elbow CayBest Estate on Elbow Cay -Beach lot 2.24 Acres 419 Atlantic Beachfront 395 on Canal 2 Cottages with dock Creek Parcel 1.39 Acres 160 on Nigh Creek 25 Elevations #HTH1200 $2,999,900 UNDER CONTRACT Green Turtle Cay 4 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath 2,448 s.f. of Luxury 27,965 s.f. 0.642 Acre 90 on Gilliam Bay Wood Floors Double Golf Cart garage 2,356 s.f. Wrap/decks Built 2009 Tastefully Decorated #GTH1179 $2,595,000 Abaco Cays Realty, Ltd.Specializing in the Gems of Abaco, her Cays

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December 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 23 DECEMBER 1ST, 2012 Nine new Miss Abaco contestants seek crown Above (left to right): Ramonica Hamilton, Shirley Bien Aime, Ebony Bass, Velmanique Archer, Nevandria Rolle (Miss Abaco 2011 2012), Lillian Miller (sponsor-Rum Runners), for 2012 were greeted by an adoring crowd as each introduced themselves for competition. For more on the story see page 2. 13. Abaco College Fair 2012 held at Agape School By Mirella Santillo It is time again for high school stu dents to start thinking about their future af ter graduation. The Annual Abaco College Fair, organized by the Department of Edu cation, was the event to help make up their mind about further studies and careers. universities were on call that day to give the students brochures, answer their ques tions and talk to them about the programs offered in the college they represented. They also discussed the possibilities of scholarships. Hundreds of students from seven lo cal schools, including Moores Island All Age, attended the fair that was held in at the Grace Gymnasium of Agape Christian School on November 13. After the opening ceremony formali ties, highlighted by the presence of the District of Education Superintendent, Dr. Lenora Black, the students were free to visit the university booths to ask questions, if they had already made their choices. In some cases, the registration fee was waived if they applied at the fair. There were many opportunities pre sented. The possibilities of further studies in The Bahamas or going abroad, as far Please see College s Page 5

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian December, 1 2012 Nine Miss Abaco beauties unveiled By Samantha Evans On the cool Friday evening of No vember 23, the nine beauties of the 2012 Miss Abaco Pageant were on deck for the ning at 7:30 p.m. The nine young women were adorned in beautiful coral dresses accented with silver rhinestones, which lit night. In preparation for this night, the young women attended practice each night from 6-8 p.m. at Central Abaco Pri mary where they learned how to walk like models. The lessons were instructed by TJ Stubbs, Pageant President. Addition ally, each young woman had to sell ten As each young women walked out to be greeted by the waiting crowd, TJ woman to enter was Velmanique Archer Miss Murphy Town. Her favorite co lour is white. Her favorite song is Imag ine. This young lady works at Inspiration Beauty and Hair Supplies. She enjoys the TV show House and calls Ray her Favor ite movie. She said that she would have liked to meet Martin Luther King Jr. to thank Him for inspiring her. She entered the pageant to get a better understanding of who she is and to develop personally. Ms. Archer is small in stature but large in personality. The second contestant was Alexan dria Baptiste Miss Coastline Construc tion. Her favorite colour is purple. She enjoys the song Adorn by Miguel. She likes to relax and watch Bad Girls Club. She attends the Abaco Central High school where she is a 12th grade student. One day she would like to meet Paul Walker. When asked why she entered Miss Abaco, she stated that because it is something she has always wanted to do. The third contestant to be greeted was Ebony Bass Miss L.C. Hull & Co. Her favorite color is Teal and she enjoys the well-known reggae artist Taurus Ri ley as her favorite song is Superman. She attends Agape Christian School where she is in the 12th grade. She enjoys the popular TV show called Awkward. She loves the movie Vow. When asked who she would want to meet, she simply said Michelle Obama because she is an excel lent role model for women. When asked why she entered the Miss Abaco Pageant she said that she wanted to try something different and gain more experience. Even though she is not a typical girly-girl, to night she was happy to be glammed up. The fourth contestant to wow the crowd was Shirley Bien Aime Miss Dundas Town. She is the height of famous model Naomi Campbell and the tallest of the group. She loves the color purple en joys the song Diced Pineapple. While at home her time is spent enjoying Criminal Minds, which is her favorite TV show. Further she believes that there is nothing like seeing Will Smith and Martin Law Described as a quiet storm, the next contestant to parade out works at First Ca ribbean Bank. Lashawn Bevans Miss Sora yas Boutique loves the color aqua but said sometimes favours the color teal. She enjoys a song from Deitrick Haddon entitled Well Done. When asked about her favorite TV show, she could not name just one. She enjoys watching the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Saved by the Bell, Family Feud and The Nanny. Her favor ite movie is Miss Congeniality. She wants to one day meet the mega church pas tor, author and world renowned Bishop, TD Jakes, because he inspires her. She said that she entered the pageant because she has the potential to be the next Miss Abaco. Five years from now she plans to become Abacos newest dentist. The next contestant works at the Teachers & Salaried Workers Credit stated that her favorite colour is green. She enjoys the show Say Yes to the Dress Above: Nevandria Rolle (Miss Abaco 2011 2012) Above: Erica Pinder (Miss Iggy Biggy Bou tique) Please see Beauties Page 4

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian December, 1 2012 and the movie Pretty Woman. She said that there is one song that always gets her attention and that song is Still I Rise by Yolanda Adams. When she was asked who she would she like to meet, she said Media Mogul Oprah Winfrey because she is known for her kindness and success all around the World. Patricia entered this pageant because she thinks it is an oppor tunity to represent this beautiful island she calls home. Ramonica Hamilton, a twelfth grade student at Abaco Central High School, is Miss Roslyns Boutique. This social but compete. She likes the color blue and en joys listening to Avants song I Wanna Be Close. Her favorite show is Amer icas Next Top Model and her favorite movie is Blind Side. When asked who she would like to meet, she said God as when she dies she would want her soul to be herself as a runway model and a morti cian. She just started learning the piano, but enjoys dancing. The next contestant to wow the crowd was Aisha Zakiya Jones Miss Double R. Services Ltd. Aisha is a 12th grade student at CV Bethel Senior High. She loves the colour purple. Her music taste is so eclectic she could not pick a favourite. She entered this competition to She wants to prove to herself that she can be academically smart and still do well in activities outside of school. She loves Beauties From Page 1 School & Youth News TLCs Say Yes to the Dress and Breaking Amish equally. She would like to meet Hollywoods glamorous twins Tia and Tamara Mowry because they both came from humble beginnings and are now suc cessful black women. She sees herself in Above: Aisha Jones (Miss Double R Ser vices LTD) ing medicine. the crowd was Erica Pinder -Miss Iggy Biggy Boutique. All the way from Hope Town, Erica likes the color purple and the song All my Life from KC and JoJo. But she equally likes Rhianna We found Love. While at home she like to relax with the Kardashians. Her all-time favou rite movie is My fair Lady. She would like to meet anyone from the Royal Fam ily. She considers them the highest form of class and elegance. She entered the pageant because she wanted to see more diversity amongst the contestants. She considers herself a real island girl. en mixed and mingled with the crowd and took pictures. Some of the photos from display for viewing. The photos, every agreed, were absolutely gorgeous. Above: Patrica Curry (Miss Spring City) Cyber Learning Center takes Grade Seven Spelling Bee trophy By Samantha Evans Friday, November 23 was an exciting day for the school family of Cyber Learn ing Center. Treneil Adderley won the Grade Seven Spelling Bee for the school. The event took place at St. Andrews Meth odist Church Hall beginning at 10 a.m. Sixteen spellers took part in the Spell ing Bee which was very competitive; but, round by round, one or two persons were After more than twenty rounds of spelling, the top three were named. In third place was Charminqua Cor nish of S. C. Bootle High School. In sec ond place was Jackline Jean-Jacques of was Treneil Adderley of Cyber Learning Center. This competition was organized by The judges for the event were Pastor Ja son Quashie, Eunice Mills, and Samantha cates and the top three also received tro phies.

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December 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 School & Youth News as Florida, Canada or New England, were explained. Judging by the amount of inquiry forms piling up on the display tables, it seemed that a lot of Abaco students were in deed focused on their future. Two students from Agape Christian School had already made up their mind that they would go to Flagler College in Florida. Several boys from Abaco Central High School had opted for BTVI (Bahamas Technical and Voca tional Institute). And a girl from that same school assured her peers that she will be go ing to Canada. Another student, Rosemika Charles from SC Bootle High School, was looking for a college that would offer her a scholarship or the possibility to work while studying. Most of the boys favored technical schools such as BTVI or the New England Institute of Technology. As the representative of BTVI, Sama ra Sands, mentioned that the local institute is very popular primarily because of the low price of the credits that are also transferable to other colleges such as Lincoln Institute in Florida or New England Institute, as well as Fanshawe College or Lakeland College in Canada. As the only trade and vocational school in The Bahamas, the institute offers twenty eight programs registered with the Ministry of Education and students graduat ing from BTVI are quickly employed. The Bahamas Electricity Corporation and the Bahamas Telecommunication Corporation are two certain employers of BTVI students. Many young girls inquired at the Lin coln Culinary Institute, located in West Palm Beach, FL, which was represented Colleges From Page 1 tendant, Erica Hepburn, mentioned that she had a lot of inquiries about international baking and pastry making. She explained that the school offers boot camps three times a year for international scholarships. Pre-Med, business and education were also among the popular subjects. pealed to a number of students. Sara Riley, who represented the school, said that ap proximately thirty Bahamians enrolled each year. Malik Dajuste, with Bethune-Cook man (Daytona Beach), also mentioned the popularity of his school among Bahamians. the school. Among them nine are from Aba co. Bethune-Cookman offers a good schol arship program, ranging from $5,000.00 to $22,000.00 depending on the GPA average and the SAT results. Twenty seven Baha scholarship program. Another college represented for the That school offers over 150 programs. The school is publicly funded by the state of Ontario, so scholarships are not available. But, explained Alix Fernandez-Reyes, there were many other advantages. One of them is that students can apply for a work permit lege. Perhaps the most popular college among local students that day was the Col lege of The Bahamas which, of course, had a presence at the fair. However, a lot of re cruitment is done directly through the high schools. Applications are sent to the schools in September to be returned by the February 1 deadline. RENEW Programme begins at Abaco Central High School By Jennifer Hudson A meeting was held at the Abaco Central High School on November 14 to announce the launch of the RENEW Pro gramme which is scheduled to begin within the next two or three weeks. Coordina tor of the program, W/Sgt. 2483 Jocelyn Smith, is very excited about the inaugura tion of this program which she has been working on organizing for the past year. has been designed to address the problems of at risk students and to provide counsel ing, community work and rehabilitation for those students on suspension from the school. Previously, students on suspension school with no guidance or help and time on their hands that just gave them the op Smith stated that, In future, the time stu dents spend on probation will be used to help them learn and build character so that they will not return to bad ways and also to take them out of problem situations at home and at school. NEW, in which both government and private agencies are involved, will work. Once a student is put on probation they will be referred to the RENEW programme. They will be assessed and counseled by councilors Margaret Smith from the Chris tian Counseling Centre and Vernelle Swain from the Wellspring Leadership and De velopment Centre. They will then engage in community service at an establishment such as the home for the elderly and will end of the suspension they will attend a leadership session with Whitney Bain, Di rector of Whitsun Leadership Group and the police at which time they will have to state what they have learnt. They must also write an apology to the school principal showing remorse for what they did. The RENEW program will address three types of offenders: students who commit an offence on property and who will be charged by the police; students in need of preventative counseling and some one to talk to due to problems at home and those students exhibiting bad behavior and who could be a problem in the future. Enrolment in a drill corps for six months, which will be run by the police de partment, will provide additional follow up probation. Follow up after suspension will also include an after-care phase when someone will check on the child weekly and conduct an assessment to see if further intervention RENEW programme will include not only Above: Back row (L-R): Margaret Smith, Basil Longley, Whitney Bain, Pastor Earlin Baillou.Front row (L-R): Ricardo Ferguson, W/Sgt. 2483 Jocelyn Smith, Vernelle Swain, Kimberly Rahming. Absent from photo: Sgt.686 Jonathan Dorsett. Please see Renew Page 6

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian December, 1 2012 Renew From Page 5 School & Youth News the students but also parents and teachers and that parents will play a vital role. It will be mandatorily for a parent to attend one counseling session with the child. Principle of the Abaco Central High School, Ricardo Ferguson, made the star tling statement that, on average, the num ber of suspensions can be anywhere from 50 to 100 students per year. Abaco Cen tral High School gets a bad rap from the community and people look upon it as a bad school. However, it is no differ ent from schools throughout New Provi dence, stated Mr. Ferguson who has recently taken up the post of Principal hav ing served many years in senior schools throughout the Bahamas. I want the pub lic to be aware of Mr. Fergusons willing ness for this program to take place in his Incorporating this initiative is one of many steps Mr. Ferguson has undertaken to change perceptions about Abaco Cen tral High School and bring about a positive change in the student body. body in the community who feels that they have the time and skills for mentoring to please come forward and give a hand to this program. People may have a degree in psychology or just possess an innate coun seling gift. For those unable to offer their services during the day follow-up counsel ing in the community in the evening would be an opportunity for them to assist. Persons volunteering would not have to head any counseling sessions as there are four councilors who are fully trained but they need someone to assist. There are three ways in which people can help. 1. By being a Big Brother. 2. Assisting with the RENEW coun seling program at the school. 3. Business owners to offer to take students for community service in their es tablishments. Anybody feeling that they can help should call W/Sgt. Smith at 367 5623 or Vernelle Swain at 551 4631. I hope the RENEW programme will make a big difference in childrens lives, the process of setting up a room in the high school which will be comfortable and at tractive and offer a therapeutic and uplift ing environment for the students we will be helping. The Parent Teachers Association is also assisting in the setting up of the room. In addition to those already men tioned in the above article, members of the RENEW programme attending the meeting were: Sgt. 686 Jonathan Dorsett, schoolcounselor; Kimberley Rahming, school counselor and Earlin Baillou, Pastor of New Rehoboth Ministries International. Seventy one prefects installed as leaders of Central Abaco Primary School By Samantha Evans Thursday, November 15 was an ex citing day for the students of Central Aba co Primary School as seventy-one prefects took part in an installation ceremony to students were engaged in more than three weeks of training in preparation for this ready to wow the crowd and make their parents proud of their accomplishments. The installation ceremony began and 11 a.m. and parents came out in large num bers to watch the swearing in and pinning of their children. On hand were numerous dignitaries and school supporters to share in the occa sion including Senior Island Administra tor Preston Cunningham, Education Su perintendent Lenora Black, and Renardo Curry who is the Member of Parliament for North Abaco and Parliamentary Sec on Abaco; who was the guest speaker. The ceremony began with a student march led by Paul Knowles. Mr. Knowles is a Grade 6 teacher. Once the students had completed their march, they were in spected by Principal Rodney Smith and guests. All prefects were adorned in the schools formal uniform and navy blue vest with well-manicured hair and shin ing shoes. All the guests were impressed by the neatness and pride the students dis played. young leaders. She commended the school for being visionaries and celebrating school leaders. She was most impressed that thirty of the leaders were males which she explained is a good representation of males in colleges and the work place to day. She told the males that God created them to lead so hats off to them. She reminded the prefects that building lead ership skills is just as important as aca demics, so they should take this post se riously. Leadership is caught not taught, she stated. This is done by students mod eling the leaders with whom they interact. She further explained that leadership can be fun and it gives the adults a birds-eye view of who the future leaders will be. Dr. Black reminded the students to always do their best and to be committed to excellence. After the students sang I Am a Promise, Renardo Curry spoke to them. Mr. Curry said he was impressed by the noted that these young people will serve to inspire the rest of the student body to do their best so that they too can become student leaders one day. He told the prefects that his admin istration is committed to training leaders so they are well on their way to a bright future. He reminded them that they did not get to this day on their own but rather their teachers, peers and parents. He en couraged them to continue to work hard and shine as we are all depending on them to succeed. He noted that many will look to them to fail but he stated clearly that failure is not an option. They did not get to this Please see Prefects Page 9

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December 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 Ron-Paul Cabinets Plus Visit our Showroom Located Opposite the old Lowes Pharmacy Owners: Ronnie & Pauline Roberts Phone: (242) 367-0546 Mattresses Box Springs Bed Frames Orthopedic Mattress & Boxspring Full $360.00 Queen $440.00 King $630.00 Serta Pillowtop Mattress.. Queen $440 BYCYCLES Cartoon Toddler Beds w/Mattress $175 CARPET & PADDING GE 4.5 CU.FT. FRIDGE $220 Rollaway Beds $245 Wooden Twin Over Twin Bunk Bed Only $675 with 2 Reg Mattress $1005 Black Metal Twin Over Full Bunk Bed $550 with 2 Reg Mattress $950 Black or White Metal Twin Over Twin Bunk Bed $475, with 2 Reg Mattress $805 Eureka Vacuum Cleaner Parts & Repairs Church News Several churches host community for Thanksgiving Dinner By Samantha Evans On Monday evening November 19 at 6:30 p.m., New Vision Ministries held the Thanksgiving Dinner at the church in Sweetings Track. Over 750 meals were served during the night and it was clear Miss Abaco contestants attend service at New Vision Ministries By Samantha Evans Seven of the nine Miss Abaco 2012 Beauty Contestants attended church on Sunday morning November 25 along with the current Miss Abaco, Nevandria Rolle, and the Abaco Pageantry Systems Commit tee. Pastor Derek Benjamin spoke on the topic: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall. Pastor Benjamin told the contestants that he wants them to feel good about them selves whether they win or lose. Further he added that he wants this sermon to help them to feel good about themselves when they leave today. He stated that there are many people who do not like what they see when they look into the mirror. He remind ed them of some of the things people abuse when they do not feel good about them selves including drugs, alcohol and others. He further noted the increase in sui cide in the country which he believes is a as well. He reminded them that man had high self-esteem from creation but once sin was introduced they became ashamed, had low self-image and felt broken. He told them to remember that: their looks are not purpose, they must focus on the inner beau ty more than the outer beauty, and they should aim for peace, happiness, and joy. He stated that they are Gods master craftsmanship. He chose their looks and position in life intentionally. Finally, he told them that God trusted them with some kind of ministry so they are where they are for a reason. He reminded them that they are still on the easel which means that God the beauty contestants took photos then at tended a luncheon. from the enormous plates of food eaten that all of those in attendance enjoyed the spread. The meal consisted of traditional Thanksgiving dishes, but it appeared as if the sweets table was the most coveted as numerous people battled over the desserts. Never-the-less, the event was well re ceived as members and guests also enjoyed wonderful singing by the churchs praise team and several performances by The Zone kids. What was most encouraging was the fellowship that took place among those in attendance. The vibe was positive and the atmosphere most inviting. All of the food served was donated by the church members. On Wednesday night at 7 p.m., Friendship Tabernacle Church held their Thanksgiving Dinner at the church in Central Pines Estate. This event has been reported to be the best one ever as the attendance far surpassed those from previous years. The food was provided by the church members and followers of the church. While the food was being enjoyed Christ mas music bellowed through the hall and wonderful fellowship was shared. This event is one that ushers in the holiday sea son with persons showing love towards others they may not get to see often and share a kind word with them. The event ended shortly after 10 p.m. Youth Explosion held at Friendship Tabernacle Church By Samantha Evans On Friday evening November 9, youth from churches across Abaco gath ered at Friendship Tabernacle Church for a Mega Youths Revival with guest speaker Prophetess Felicia Archer out of Nassau. The event was organized by GIFTED, the girls group from the host church under the leadership of Sister Bertlyn Linden and Sister Theodora Fer nander. The theme chosen for this night God in this Generation. The purpose of this event was to teach youth how to overcome obstacles in life and live in their purpose. Ms. Archer told the youth about her experiences as a student and a young woman who decided to serve God. She told them that they will see a lot of things happening in school but they have to decide that they want better for themselves. She noted that the temptations can be so strong sometimes that good people get caught up in bad things. She reminded the youth that they do not have to engage determine in their heart that they deserve better than what they see happening. She explained the power of friends and the in the wrong or right direction. She told Abaco youth that tempta tions come to make them stronger but they must not give up nor give in. Once they remain strong, she explained, they will see and wait on God. Other youth gave their testimony as well which resulted in several youth people coming to the altar for prayer and forgiveness. Gideons distributes Bibles in Abaco By Samantha Evans Shortly after the start of the 2012 school year, members of the Gideons Group on Abaco began distributing Bibles to Grade 5 students on the island. Accord ing to President Augustine Williams, they have distributed Bibles to all schools in the north except Green Turtle Cay. They are now distributing Bibles in Central Abaco, and then they will wrap up the year by go ing to the schools in South Abaco. He stated that Gideons International is made up of professional Christian men who go around the world spreading the Word of God. Gideon Bibles are also placed in hotel rooms around the world. These men visit all schools to ensure that each school student has a new testament. Roland Marshall wants the students to read the Word everyday as it is Gods way of giving them principles for daily living. He stated that if they read it, the Word will work wonders in their lives. Further, the Bible will help them and all who read it to grow in the love of God. The Gideons Bible has been translated in over 100 languages for distribution all over the world and is now in more than 195 countries. The executive board members of the group are President Augustine Williams, Secretary Roland Marshall, and Treasure Johnnie Pinder. Also travelling around with them to distribute Bibles were Robert Sweeting and Donald Moss. These men also visit churches to solicit for new mem bers and to seek donations towards the pur chase off Bibles for the upcoming year. Bethany Baptist Church hosts marriage symposium By Samantha Evans Bishop Bert Williams Jr., of Bethany Gospel Chapel in Murphy Town, held a Marriage Symposium for married couples at the church over two nights November 1-2, 2012. He stated that he decided to host the event because he had done a similar seminar for the singles which was well re he looked at the institution of marriage as it is ordained by God. According to Bishop Williams Jr., Gods plan for marriage was for it to be a monogamous, heterosexual relationship and to reproduce. Bishop Williams spoke about these reasons in detail using scripture to explain them. He also looked at polyg amy, explaining that this is not Gods will for humanity. He further explained that a person who is married to more than one person at a time is committing adultery. He reminded couples that this oneness is very important, as the harmony of the union is dependent upon it. He stated that riage is not a me, me, I, I institution, but rather a we institution. He explained that it is this inability to become one that causes problems in mar about the four acts that can aid in creating Please see Marriage Page 8

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian December, 1 2012 oneness. They are: communication, com promise, contentment, and commitment. On the second night, he spoke about Gods order for the home. He stated that he understood Gods order for the home is that the man is the head of the home which means that he leads the family and all of the family is subject to him. He is not a dictator or a tyrant but the one who rules with love and care, preparing the family for life and protecting them from harm. He discussed the functions of the hus band and the wife in the home. The func tions of the husband are to work for the family, and prepare them for the future. The function of the wife, according to Bishop Williams Jr., is to take care of the home. He spoke to them about the role of a virtuous wife. Finally, he addressed the duties of the husband and the wife. Bishop Williams of the man and woman in the marriage. He told them that this is a very important part of this relationship so it must be protected and viewed as sacred. He told them to keep impure acts out of their marriage as they are unhealthy and are detestable to God. Each night refreshments were served and questions were asked by those present to help them improve their marriage. Church News Marriage From Page 7 Bishop Lernis Cornish retires from active ministry By Canishka Alexander A Retirement Service was held in hon our of Bishop Lernis Cornish of the Marsh Harbour Church of God on November 18 at the Dundas Town Church of God. Bishop Anthony Campbell, moderator, requested that everyone stand as Bishop Cornish and Mother Rovina Cornish were escorted by their children Daniel Cornish and Taanah Newbold to the front of the church. Heavens Jubilee was selected as the opening song, and was followed by a prayer by Bishop Clayton McIntosh. Following the Scripture reading, and a jubilant selection by the Praise Team of both Church of God congregations, Sister Samantha Cornish Numerous tributes were given by col league pastors and bishops. The Bluff Point Girls comprised mostly of the Dawkins Family delivered a memorable performance as they sang the hymns of the past. Meanwhile, an offering was collected before Pastor Stephen Knowles, president of the Abaco Christian Council, and MP for North Abaco Renardo Curry, were called on to make remarks. Both men com mended Bishop Cornish for being a father builder and a great man of God. Members of the Cornish Family also rendered a musi cal tribute to Bishop Cornish and Mother Rovina Cornish. In the absence of Bishop John Humes, national overseer of the Church of God in The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos, the guest speaker for the event was Bishop Leslie Woodside. Bishop Woodside was de lighted that he could attend such a historical achievement. He shared a Scriptural mes sage from 2 Timothy 4:6-8. We are to celebrate today the life of our retiring bishop he is not dead, Wood side expressed. Hes just passing on the torch for he left a legacy. Toward the end of the service, Bishop Cornish and Mother Cornish greeted the au dience. Throughout Bishop Cornishs 44 years of service in ministry, he has served in vari ous capacities as Sunday School teacher, as sistant pastor, elder, acting pastor, district councilman and pastor. Although retired from active ministry, he and his wife wel come persons who would like to visit with them as they continue sharing the Gospel of Christ. Above Mother Rovina Cornish and Bishop Lernis Cornish at his Retirement Service on Nov.18 at the Dundas Town Church of God. Thanksgiving Luncheon By Canishka Alexander The Anglican Church Women (A.C.W.) of St. John the Baptist Anglican Luncheon on November 22. Patrons were served honey glazed ham, roasted turkey, candied yams and pumpkin pie at a cost of $10 per dinner. According to Telanna Newbold, an A.C.W. member, 250 to 300 lunches were prepared, and the support was outstanding. We sold out completely, Newbold exclaimed. Proceeds raised will go toward pur chasing blankets, pajama sets, socks, hats for the elderly as well as for the less fortu nate of the community, and the donations will be distributed this month. Above: Distribution of lunches at the First A.C.W. Thanksgiving Luncheon held at St. John the Baptist Anglican Parish Hall on Nov.22.

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December 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 point by being quitters so he appealed to them not to start now. Finally, he re minded them to stay focused and they will continue to soar like eagles. After Mr. Curry addressed the pre fects, the installation began which was led by Prefect Coordinator Samantha V. Evans and Principal Rodney Smith. The prefects were called up one by one as the principal vested and pinned them. They their training and becoming prefects for the 2012-2013 school year. Once they were pinned, Ms. Evans announced the head boy, head girl and deputies. There were eleven students from grade six who were nominated for these four positions. After a few preliminary activities, the list narrowed down to eight. These eight students then went before the admin istrators and the level leaders at the school for impromptu interviews. Once all of the were are follows: deputy head boy-Joey Sands, deputy head girl-Tazmia Cunning ham, head boy Iziah Newbold and head girl Tanae Roberts. The two girls were pinned by Princi pal Smith and the boys by Dr. Black. The prefects then recited their prefect pledge which was written by Ms. Evans and their newly composed prefect song which was written by Literacy Coordinator Kayla Wallace. Shanderia McKenzie, the Music Teacher led the prefects in the perfection of the song which was sung to the tune of The Sound of Music. The prefects will begin duty immediately. A reception followed at the school for the special guests and prefects. School & Youth News Prefects From Page 6 Angels Academy celebrates One Bahamas in November On November 22 Angels Academy held their One Bahamas celebration. Celebrating cultural themes, students and faculty performed musical pieces and acted out skits. Others recited readings that The event was well attended and ev eryone agreed the students did a good job with their performances. Following the program, complimentary samples of sev eral bahamian dishes were available in cluding souse chicken, johnny cake, conch salad, etc. Angels Academys next event is the Walk-a-thon and Souse-Out on January 26th. Left: Third and fourth grade students per forming the song "Mind Ya Business". On drums is Justin Mcdonald and next to him is Rocky Thompson. Like The Abaconian on Facebook

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian December, 1 2012 Palm Cottage MERRY CHRISTMAS Palm Cottage & Wood You have merged together to serve you better To anyone who brings in a NEW Unwrapped Toy Between Dec 1 15 15% Discount Store Hours: Monday Friday 10am to 5pm Saturday 9am to 12pm Don MacKay Blvd, Marsh Harbour, Phone: 367-2300 We sell Unnished Furniture for every room in the house, Fully Upholstered & Rattan/Wicker Furniture, Outdoor Furniture, Lamps, Rugs, Candles, Home Accessories and, Nautical Decor for the home and Christmas tree. 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 Sports Eagles post easy of tournament By Mirella Santillo basketball season took place on Novem ber 14 at Agape Christian Schools Grace Gymnasium. The Agape Eagles took away an easy victory against the St Francis de Sales Tornadoes, in both the Junior and 59-8 and the second one 71-25. It was an SC Bootle victory all around in the second days games, with the girl team defeating Forest Heights Acade my 25-0 and the junior team winning 38-0. game, defeating the Falcons 55-33. selves facing each other again in a series of games running until January with the playoff starting mid-February. Abaco Central High School, SC Bootle High School, Long Bay School, Forest Heights Acad emy, St Francis de Sales Catholic School and Agape Christian Schoollast years championare this years participants. As a new wave of students arrives, coaches have to face a new group of junior recruits. Most of them have never played Going hard in the paint. Above: the Agape Eagles take on St. Francis (in light blue.) before and have to be trained, stated the new coach for Forest Heights Academy, Kevin Rolle, who was formerly with Long Bay School. The two government high schools have rather strong teams, both in Junior and Senior categories. The Abaco Central High School Marlins will have to answer to a new coach this year, the Principal him self, Ricardo Ferguson. Ms. Penn remains in charge of the junior boys and girls. Two new coaches train the SC Bootle Dynamic Dolphins. Payetta Brown, the Religious Studies and Family Life teacher, has tak en charge of the girl team. P.E. Teacher, Audley Dean coaches a team of ten junior boys. My team is looking good so far, Dean commented. turning coach for the Dynamic Dolphins senior team. Of course the two coaches of Agape Christian School, Godffrey Rolle Sr. and they are sure of their teams worth, espe cially the senior team. It should make for an interesting season. Games start around 4:00pm with through January 7. There will be a month break after December 6. Games for the second round will resume January 9 and end February 8. Three games that had to be postponed because the gym was not available will have to be rescheduled. Above: tip-off of the senior game with Vo gel Williams (referee) throwing the ball for players from Forest Heights (left) and SC Bootle. Coach em up. Above: Coach Dean speaks to the SC Bootle junior boys team.

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December 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 Sports Press Release The 22nd Annual Homer Lowe Me morial Regatta, held off Elbow Cay, was 22 years. Due to the fast ferry canceling, a busy regatta schedule, Hurricane Sandy and other factors, the regatta was delayed multiple times. An opening in the sched was set for November 25. Nathans Bay beach was the venue and turned out to be a very nice gather ing spot. Dave and Lenore Muloch, from Little Harbour, along with Steve, came all the way in Mr. G to take care of the race committee responsibilities. The early wind forecast was 10-15 knots. In reality, the racers got 2-7, with subtle shifts. be passed by Jim Kaighin, who was then drew Wilhoyte. Race 2 had Dwayne and it was Andrew Wilhoyte again. Jim Kaighin got off to a good start in were looking interesting when Andrew But Andrew made his way back to 2nd, with scores of 1, 1 and 2. tween Joey Gale and Brandon Sands. It was fun to watch these two young sailors in tacking duels and covering each other. They never seemed to be more than a few yards apart around the race course. Joey second, Brandon Sands had two seconds The crews were very fortunate to have Denis Beauchesne sailing with them, who has a house right on Nathans Bay. He and his wife, Veronica, were very gen erous and allowed the racers and spectators 22nd Annual Homer Lowe Memorial Regatta set sail despite problems The 22nd Annual Homer Lowe Memorial Regatta was held this year despite problems in scheduling and hurricanes. Above: Start of Above: Andrew Wilhoyte, winner of the to use their grill and hold the trophy pre sentation on their back deck. The participants and organizers wish to Robert Key for cooking those good burgers and hotdogs. Thanks also to Dave and Lenore Mulock, once again. Thanks are also extended to Dave Pahl, for setting the course. Thanks extended also to Matt Please see Regatta Page 16

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December 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 Sand Dollar Shoppe Abaco Gold INVITES YOU TO OUR ANNUAL CHIRSTMAS OPEN HOUSE Friday, December 7th & 14th, 2012 9:00 a.m. 8 p.m. PRIZES:December 7th: $500 Gift Certificate IPhone 4S (unlocked) December 14th: $500 Gift Certificate 37 LCD HD Flat Screen TV 10% 50% DISCOUNT ON Jewelry, Gifts & Clothing NEW INVENTORY GRAND PRIZE:December 22nd: Round Trip to West Palm for Two Hotel for 5 Nights Rental Car for 5 Days

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian December, 1 2012 Tired of being overweight? Hypertensive, Diabetic, or just in need of some dietary assistance? Dr. Mary McCartney (Consultant Nutritionist and weight loss specialist) can help you reach your goal Dr. Mary McCartney Dr. Mary McCartney will be visiting our facility on DECEMBER 1ST, 2012 Specialist in Obstetric & Gynecology Dr. Nina Graham Dr. Nina Graham will be visiting our facility on DECEMBER 14th thru 15th, 2012 McCoy and the Hope Town sailing Club for making arrangements in Hope Town. The 23rd Annual Homer Lowe Me morial Regatta hopes to be back in Marsh Harbour in April or May 2013. egory were: Andrew Wilhoyte, Jim Kai ghin, Dwayne Wallas, Jeff Gale, Matt Mccoy, Ron Engle, Chris Albury, Tim Sands, Dave Pahl, Robert Key and Denis Beauchesne. The racers in the Opti Fleet were: Joey Gale, Brandon Sands, Chloe Sweet ing, Andrew Joseph, William Cash, Robin Jeantil, Lilly Higgs, Stella Higgs and Kha lea Richard Sports Regatta From Page 11 Left: a sailor with the Hope Town Light house in the background. Below: Opti winners from left to right: place) and Brandon Sands (2nd place) All photos courtesy of Jamie Cash Sweet ing in national softball championship By Canishka Alexander Last month, the Creters Bulldogs represented Abaco in the Mens Nation al Softball Championships held in New Providence. However, none of the Abaco womens teams were represented this year. Nevertheless, the Bulldogs played exceptionally well against the Bommer G Truckers. Although they lost 7 to 2 to the they did not go down easy. The Bulldogs the Truckers rallied together to score three runs. The sixth inning brought four more runs for the Truckers. Andrew Albury, of the Bulldogs, led the fourth inning, and he also scored the second run for the Bulldogs. The Bommer G Truckers won the Bahamas Softball Federation mens na tional championship title with ace pitcher six hitter with 11 strike outs, while Wil liam Weatherford achieved six strike outs before he was relieved by Lyle Sawyer in the sixth. Tyler Russell replaced Sawyer before the inning was over. Bulldogs Pitcher William Weather Please see Softball Page 22

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December 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 OCEAN BLUE PROPERTIES Member B.R.E.A. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Sales, Rentals and Property Management ON GREEN TURTLE CAY: NEW!! Two elevated waterfront parcels on the Blu overlooking the Sea of Abaco. Stunning sunsets. Approximately 1/4 acre each with 85 each on the water. Naturally deep water for a dock. Prices to sell TOGETHER for a total of $ 395,000 + 7 1/2% to close UNDER CONTRACT! Four bedroom three bath home with cottage just steps away from the Atlantic Ocean Beach Exceptional Buy! JUST REDUCED! Hillside lot 5,449 sq. ft., at the Sea of Abaco boasting stunning water views! Dedicated boat slip for up to a 35 boat at private shared dock. 6 1/2 draft at low tide. Water and power to site. Asking price $ 200,000 UNDER CONTRACT! 11,000 sq. ft. lot in Coco Bay just steps from beach and public dock. Asking price $30,000 Deck house cottage. One bedroom one bath cottage on WHITE SOUND waterfront with dock. Property stretches from waterfront on the Sea of Abaco to WHITE SOUND waterfront. $335,000 Waterfront 100 year old two bedroom one bath basically furnished cottage. Located in the heart of the settlement of New Plymouth. Spacious rear patio. Golf cart parking. Just steps from public dock; ferry; restaurants and shops. Owner re-locating. $275,000 UNDER CONTRACT One acre with 85 beachfront on gorgeous Bight O Bay PRICE REDUCTION Furnished two master bedrooms with A/C, waterfront hilltop cottage. Kit/liv/din, cable TV, dock, overlooking Settlement Creek $225,000 UNDER CONTRACT Two-year-old 4 bedroom, 2 bath furnished home. Open plan with soaring ceiling in great room, replace, large decks. Central A/C. View of Coco Bay. Located 40 feet from Coco Bay Beach. Short walk to public dock. Asking price $575,000 NEW PRICE!!! Four bedroom 3 bath fully furnished hilltop home overlooking the Sea of Abaco. Fourth bedroom suite has all round view of Green Turtle Cay. A/C. Swimming Pool. Designated dock slip. Great rental. $825,000 PRICE REDUCTION!!! Rustic furnished two bedroom two bath cottage sea to sea on White Sound and the Sea of Abaco. A/C in bedrooms. Kit/liv/dining great room. Share in private dock. Great swimming and sunsets. Very private. Only accessible by boat. Located a mile from the historic town of New Plymouth. Asking Price $435,000 Summer Breeze: Recently remodeled furnished two story three bed 2 bath home located on waterfront in the heart of New Plymouth. A/C. Satellite TV. W/D. Golf cart garage. Established rental history. PRICE REDUCTION $495,000 Opinion Insights for your Innerspring How to Think and Dream Creatively Submitted by Whitney Bain Years ago as a boy I became enam ored with all things English. I watched a lot of English television shows (comedies, drama, theatre, opera and documentaries), listened to the BBC and had an appetite for things that were different (mostly Euro pean). As I grew and was about to leave high school, I envisioned myself pursuing post-secondary studies in Europe rather States. I had no money, and no rich rela tive to sponsor me, but I did have a dream. Eventually my life followed the path of my dreams and I had the privilege of going to Europe for that higher education and was also able to enjoy and appreciate all those things that I had only observed on televi sion years before. After I returned home I recognized an interesting pattern. I found out that I could think something and not too long I would start to see it manifesting. Armed with this new knowledge, I tried several experiments, purposely looking for spe I determined that I got the results that I did primarily because I believed it could happen. During those periods in my life I recall wanting something, stating that I wanted it, believing that I could have it and waiting for it to come and it did come. At the time it was easy and effortless. As the years went on and life happened to me, my ability to think in that way be came blurred. I tried to do what I had done before but it did not work. There were some oc casions where I was able to rekindle this ability but it only lasted for a few weeks or months. What happened? Did I no longer have the ability? Were the past incidents atypical of normal human experience? Could I rekindle that ability again? Did I adopt someones limiting thought pattern? As I read chapter 5 of Dr. Schwartzs book The Magic of Thinking BIG, the period of my life, which I described above, came back to me vividly. Dr. Schwartz opens the chapter by stating that if we are to think and dream creatively we must be lieve that it can be done. This is what was so powerful in my life early on; the belief that a thought that came to my mind could be accomplished; that it could actually happen. As a young lad, when I would talk about my future travels, my parents per ceived those dreams differently. From a position of fear, my mother would say things like, Oh thats too far to go to Florida to attend? Conversely my fa ther would say, Son, go as far as you can go. Needless to say, I followed my fathers advice because it was more akin to my way of thinking. Not once have I ever regretted that decision. When you Dr. Schwartz. Creative thinking involves no limits or boundaries. It presents a clean slate, a white canvas and an open sky; to be im printed with words, thoughts, emotions, pictures or to just remain clear, blank and free. In the case of pre-existing condi tions, when creative thinking is applied the results are always new and improved. When applied to new thought the results are foreign, unfamiliar, scary yet full of potential. Traditional, safe, accepted think ing paralyses creative thought. Had I lis tened to my mother, I would have gone to home. I would not have responded to my inner yearning for that which was growing inside. I would have been educated but I Later in chapter 5 Dr. Schwartz ob served that a mind that feeds only on itself is soon undernourished, becoming weak and incapable of creative, progres sive thought. Stimulation from others is excellent mind food. He admonishes the reader not to let ideas escape: write them down, review them and cultivate and fertil ize them. I have observed that many people are resigned to keep their thoughts to them selves. Rather than saying what they are thinking, they settle for saying what is ac ceptable to those listening. Creative and progressive thought is the same as expres sive and interactive thought, and it is en hanced through connection with others. or amazing discoveries come through the effort of one individual. It is when persons gather and share their thoughts on a matter that things hap pen. I notice that people tend to be more free and open with a group they are com fortable with; this is why learning institu tions and any number of other organiza tions are segmented along lines of interests: engineers go to a school of engineering, future pastors or priests go to schools of theology while doctors go to a school of medicine. A teacher saying something to her home-room may not get the same levels of acceptance as if a musician or athlete that the class admires says the same thing. Sim ilarly, learning is further deepened when their understanding of what was said by paraphrasing or asking clarifying ques the currents of your mind every second. When you express your ideas or sit and listen to someone else, your thoughts (like together in groups. The other persons words enter your thought ocean as a new school of thought ject being discussed are similar to yours, they all synthesize together and enhance each other. Your original thoughts mesh with their thoughts and ultimately produce a new strain of thinking that is clearer and more intuitive than both schools of thought before it. These are those oh or aha moments you experience when listening to someone that piques your interest. thoughts synthesize (gather), action must be taken to capture this heightened state of mental stimulation; they must be captured before the moment disappears. The action of writing down your ideas is like mental that the two schools of thought produced and enables you to recall this special mo the more you reread the information you wrote down, the more it gives rise to clear er thought and innovation. In church set Please see Insights Page 22

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian December, 1 2012 Abaco Marine Props Propellers Reconditioned & Rehubbed Phone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Brass Stainless Aluminum Sandblasting & Marine grade welding on Stainless and Aluminum Certied Propeller Repair Technician The ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas ABACO FREIGHT COURIER SERVICES Ocean Air 6671 W Indiantown Rd, Suite 50-456 Jupiter, Florida 33458 Walk-in and special handling nick@abacofreight.com Nick Mazzeo HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURSFriday, December 21st, 2012 we will be closing at 5 PM WE WILL BE CLOSED from Monday, December 24th, 2012 and will Tuesday, January 2nd, 2013 Sorry for any inconvenience this may have causedHappy Holidays! Across 1. Not retail. 4. Second word of the shortest verse in The Bible. 7. This is held annually in Hope Town using home made box carts. 12. A ________ of terms. 13. Trial & _______ 15. The right to vote. 16. When it rains, it ________. 17. To do with both balloons and monetary policy. 18. The crocodiles in Abaco's blue holes are _________. Down 2. This regatta in Elbow Cay is named after _______ Lowe. 3. Written about oneself, by oneself. 5. Dynamic _______; Name of SC Bootle Basketball team. 6. To say something twice; to say something twice. 8. Many Bahamians used to "run" this to smuggle goods. scallops, etc. 10. Name of the social program launched recently at Abaco Central High School. 11. A bushy holiday ornament often hung outside doors. 14. Softball team that represented Ab aco in the National Championship; also the name of the college football team that beat 2011 and 2012. Across was responsible for the _______ Plot. move unacceptable parts, typically in me dia. and a type of grouper. guitar. ak. nomic event. Down Sun. to Christmas. intellectual property. species of shark. tinctive feature now gone. November 15 Crossword Answers

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December 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 19 CURRYS FOOD STORE Customer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed ice Green Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072 Located on the harbour front Jana K. Rasmussen, M.D., F.A.C.S For a Womans Touch in Plastic Surgery Available at Auskell Surgical Clinic THURSDAY JANUARY 24TH 9AM 5PM Appt. must be made by January 10th For more information about credentials and services, and For appointment scheduling, call, fax or email Dr. Rasmussens oce. Phone: 561-833-6688 Website: www.jkrmd.com Fax: 561-655-3609 Email: drjanarasmussen@yahoo.com Book Review: The First Abaco Cooks By Jennifer Hudson The First Abaco Cooks, compiled by Lee Pinder, is a delightful little book. Although only 60 pages in length and ba sically a cookbook, it is also a veritable pot pourri of interesting Bahamian facts. While it would make a useful addition to any Bahamian kitchen, it was also put to gether with our visitors in mind. It would make a wonderful keepsake for people to take back home so that they will be able to prepare all of the native dishes they have enjoyed during their visit here. Several interesting pages on local lore add to its touristic appeal. duced in 1987 by Lee Pinder of Cherokee Sound with the help of some very dear old friends. Lee updated the book in 2004 and has recently updated it further. Her desire was to publish a compilation of recipes which are simple, straightforward and form the backbone of traditional Ba hamian cooking; thus she excluded some recipes that were more modern and were not in line with the old ways of cooking. This is a very personal book as most of the instructions Lee obtained while sit ting in the kitchens of her friends in the quaint little settlement of Cherokee Sound at the time the food was being prepared, jotting down the recipes on little scraps of paper. There are no fancy gourmet recipes in this book; the recipes are for everyday and fruit but also whatever was left in the cupboard at suppertime since in the six weeks at a time cupboards were often pretty bare. Lee wanted to collate these is land recipes because people often do not Thirty four species observed during second bird watching trip of the season By Mirella Santillo A group of twelve bird watchers met early on Saturday November 17 for the monthly bird watching and recording of the bird population. The area targeted that day stretched between Stink Pond and Abaco Heights. The bird watchers were able to record thirty four species of birds ranging from Raptors to Warblers and Wa ter Birds. Led by ornithologist Reginald Patter son, later met by another extremely knowl edgeable birder, Dr Elwood Bracey, their approach surprised some Coots, the whole had time to contemplate a Hairy Wood pecker busily pecking away at a dead man grove limb. A Green Heron and a Great Egret also frequented the pond. While walking through the aban doned development of Abaco Heights, all the way to the shore, they were able to observe many bird species in the coppice habitat. The weather was not the best for birdwatching, as it was overcast most of the morning with a light breeze. The berries of Ficus, Gum Elemi and Poison Dis and Dat remember how these dishes were put to gether. Recipes run the whole gamut from soups and chowders to sweets and beverag es and include all the well-loved chowders, souses, boils, steams, stews, smothers and minces. A section on local favourites in cludes such dishes as Island peas n rice, corn pudding, crab and rice, baked wild pork and fried liver and lights. Breads, dumplings and doughs form another sec tion followed by delicious sweets includ ing the ever popular traditional Cherokee Sounds chocolate fudge. A section entitled Putting up for hard times encourages people to make the most of native Bahamian fruits when in season. Details are given on how to preserve coco plums and tamarinds and how to make de licious jams and jellies from fruits such as guava, native cherry, mango and papaya. Bush medicine remedies have been handed down through the generations since the beginning of time and Lee has included a useful list of native plants and their uses ranging from Bay Geranium for colds and A chapter entitled Island Living gives the reader a better understanding of the hardships in these islands during the Great Depression and on into World War II and even up through the seventies. Scattered throughout the book are many uniquely Bahamian proverbs and amusing island expressions. The First Abaco Cooks, priced at $20, is available from Bellevue Business Depot. Another book by Lee Pinder fea turing desserts entitled Coffee and.. is available from Java Coffee Shop and Mon Wood, which are a staple diet of many birds besides insects, had been wiped out by Hurricane Sandy. Also not too many in sects were around, which might be the rea son why, although thirty four species was a good number to record, the number of birds spotted was rather low for the season in that area. The group spent quite a long time try ing to identify a hawk perched on a dead tree a distance away, but the bird stayed there in spite of the attempts to make it it. Dr. Bracey used his recorder to mimic lots of bird calls to no avail. The bird of prey would not budge until after the watch ers had departed. It was speculated that it could have been either a Merlin or a Red Tail Hawk, a bird that they encountered further along the way. A Northern Water Thrush and Belted King Fisher were among the interesting sightings. Common Yellow Throats were the most abundant of the warblers. This years Audubon Christmas Count will take place on December 15 for South Abaco. The date for the Northern part of the island is still being debated. The most likely possibility is December 29.

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Page 20 Section B The Abaconian December, 1 2012 Groceries All you need & more! Fruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen Foods Phone or Fax : 366-2022 Mon. Fri. 7:30am 6pm Sat 7:30am-7pm The Place to be is Cherokee! Cherokee Food Fair Guana Freight Services Regular Frei ght Runs to Guana Cay & Scotland Cay 242-365-5190 Great Guana Cay guanafreight@hotmail.com Sids Food Store Groceries Toiletries Souvenirs Serving New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Frozen Meat Dry and Canned Goods Homemade Breads WIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay Tel: (242) 365-4055 Recognize This Guy?Meet Him at Snappas Happy Hour on Friday at 5 p.m. to Wish him HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Stealing (Under Investigation) At 2:50pm on 23 November, 2012, a 20 year old male of Murphy Town, Aba co, reported that sometime in the month of September, 2012 some unknown person/s stole his Blackberry cellular phone valued at $195.00 while at his friend house in Murphy Town. Police action requested. Investigation continues. Causing Harm (Arrest and charged) At 5:30pm on 23 November, 2012, a 40 year old female of S.C. Bootle Hwy., Abaco, reported that her nephew, a 16 year old male of Central Pines, stated sometime around 3:30pm, same date, while walking home from school on Forest Drive, two (2) dark males known to him of the Pigeon Peas and The Mudd attacked him hitting him in the head with a rock. Police action was requested. Investigation continues. Shop breaking (Suspect know to Police being sought) At 8:55am on Monday 19-11-12, a 40 year old female of Sweetings Track and manager c/o of a local store situated Abaco Shopping Plaza contacted MHPS and reported that her establishment broken into between 5pm on 16-11-12 and 8:50am on 19-11-12. Police action was requested. patched to investigate. The establishment had been searched but nothing appeared missing. Enquiries continue in this matter. Stealing From a Vehicle On Monday 19-11-12 at 4:30pm a 30 year old female of Forest Drive, Murphy Town came to MHPS and reported that sometime between 8am on Monday 12-1112 and 8am on Monday 19-11-12 some un known person stole her S8-60 12v Battery out of her 2002 Nissan Maxima while same was parked at her residence. The battery is valued at $130.00. Police action requested. Enquiries continue in this matter. House Breaking & Stealing On Saturday 24th November 2012 at 1:55pm a male resident of Jack Lane, Crockett Drive contacted the MHPS via phone and reported his residence broken into between 10:30am and 1:45pm the same date. Entry appeared to have been gained through a southern bedroom win dow and an assortment of jewellery was stolen. Police action was requested. Enquiries continue in this matter. House Breaking & Stealing (Under Investigation) On Saturday 24 of November 2012 at 3pm a 33 year old female of Jack Lane, Marsh Harbour reported to the MHPS that sometime between 10:45am and 1:30pm on the same date some unknown person broke and entered her home and stole and assortment of jewellery. Police action re quested vestigating this matter. Crime Report On Sunday 25th, November 2012, Harbour Police Station while on patrol in a marked Police vehicle reported that they came across a two (2) door green Honda Accord which was overturned on the northern side of Forrest Drive and resting in the brush area off the road. Police as sistance was requested. General Information: outside of the vehicle who were passengers of the vehicle all suffering from none life threatening injuries, however one (1) male subject was trapped under the vehicle and was unresponsive. The vehicle also re ceived extensive damages to the roof area. Passengers: A 21 year old male minor injuries of Pinders Point Grand Bahama. A 21 year old male of Murphy Town Abaco. A 22 year old female of Marsh Harbour Abaco (Deceased.) A 32 year old male of the Mud Marsh Harbour Abaco formerly of Coral Gardens and Sand Bank Abaco. The scene was visited by Emergency Medical Personnel c/o Marsh Harbour Emergency Medical Team, who rendered medical assistance to the injured parties and made checks of the deceased person who was found with the vehicle resting on him and unresponsive. All injured parties were transported via Ambulance to the Marsh Harbour Gov ernment Clinic for further medical treat ment. The body of the 32 year old male of the Mud Marsh Harbour Abaco, was pro nounced dead by the local Island Doctor. It appears that speed was a factor in this incident, alcoholic beverages were also found. An intensive investigation has been launched into this matter. The body of the deceased was tak en from the scene to the Coopers Town P.M.H. Nassau Bahamas. Investigations into this matter are be vision, Abaco. The Abaconian reminds its readers to buckle up. and demand your riders to buckle up as well. Life is too short not to.

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Page 22 Section B The Abaconian December, 1 2012 OPEN HOUSE NOON TIL 6PM Saturday December 15th, 2012 SPECIAL DISCOUNTS & GIVEAWAYS SEIKO WATCHES NEW ARRIVALS GOLD & SILVER JEWELRY BABY JEWELRY LOCATED NEXT TO TRAFFIC LIGHT MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO TEL: 367-2418 CELL: 455-5528 We now Carry an Assortment of SCARVES STAINLESS STEEL SETS the championship game after leading in the day the Bulldogs will become the champi onship team. Meanwhile, with the ending of fastpitch season, interest began generating on the island for the formation of a slow-pitch season, and Abaco Softball Association that games would resume on Dec. 2. How ever, several lights were dismantled at the Murphy Town Ball Field during Hurricane Sandy, so until they are reassembled, there are no scheduled softball games. tings, it is often frustrating to hear a pastor restate things year after year without any change coming from the hearers. In many of the churches that I have observed, I noticed that many persons in those churches do not take notes of what is being said. They listen and are excited by what is being presented at that moment but because they did not capture (write down) what was said, they disqualify themselves from being able to go back and review important statements that may have been presented. Synthesized thoughts are never the same. Each set is peculiar to itself and is lost to those who fail to record the information it furnishes. This is why documenting things are so important; it allows you to put yourself in the position to make your self a better individual to think and dream creatively. When was the last time you went 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 Promote your Business by Placing a Business Classied ONLY $ 45 per issue for black & white ad, and we can make the ad for you. Call for DISCOUNTED price on 6 or more issues or color option prices. Contact Us For More Information 367-3200 or email abaconiannews@gmail.com WANT MORE BUSINESS? Abaco Glass Company Window Glass and Mirrors Cut and Installed Commercial Store Fronts Installed and Replaced Don MacKay Blvd. 367-2442 Yale Windows Big Cat Equipment Nassau 242-457-4SOD (4763) or 225-4SOD (4763) Abaco 242-357-6975 Fax: 242-367-2424 GRASS GRASS GRASS From Our Farm to Your Door! We Now Have SOD for Immediate Delivery! Located Don MacKay Blvd and Airport Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard Accepted Softball From Page 16 Insights From Page 17 The Abaconian wishes its readers: Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

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December 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 23 VEHICLES FOR SALE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY 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 Buying? Selling? Want more business? A low cost ad like this can bring fast results Call 367-3202 Fax 367-3201 Items for Sale, Employment, Services, Cars & Boats BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Includes: Alumi num 65dBA enclosure, deepsea gprs remote control module, 200 gallon base fuel tank, 250amp automatic transfer switch, 1 or 3 phase, shipping & customs duties, 1 year/1000hr war ranty 50% deposit, 10 week delivery. 30kw $19,589.00 60kw $23,960.00. CONTACT: Mr. Patrick Petty Carib Generators (242) 427-3749 / 323-1594 E: sales@caribgenera tors.com / patrick_ptty@yahoo.com MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 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 150,000 miles, auto transmission, 4.7L V8 engine, CD player/ radio, general condition, power lock/windows, A/C, $6,500. Call 242-357-6605 WANTED TO BUY in soundproof box $7,500. Call 577-0340 6-clylinder, standard shift. The same type en gine of a Ford Taurus or Explorer would also work. Call 475-3226 anytime Marsh Harbour, Abaco, seeks personnel for reservations, concierge services & front of E-mail resume to csworldwidecorp@bww.com 20 Proline w/200 Optimax, less than 250 hrs, always dealer serviced. See at M.H. Boat 458-9712 or email: k.s.goff@bellsouth.net 22 Mako with a 200 hp Evinrude engine. A great comfortable family/working boat. VHF, 2 batteries & bilge pump, life vests etc. $6,500 OBO. Call 475-2063 custom hardtop & windshield with 250 HP Yamaha engine. Asking $20,000. Call 577-0340 26 Paramounts, for sale without engines, 2-full seating (8) seating @ $7,500 each. 4 re duced seating (6) seating @ $4,500 each. Call 367-2833, 367-5958, 577-6943 or 577-6213 sel, aluminum spars, 4 draft. $60,000. Will consider partner. Located in Green Turtle Cay. Call 305-393-2792 or E-mail: pkingsundown er@yahoo.com. Single & Twin Cylinder CS & VA Series parts. Crankshafts, pistons & rings, injectors & pumps, fuel lines, bearings, gaskets and more. In stock in Abaco. Call 477-5741 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS WANTED TO BUY Wanted to Buy: Commercial Properties or Acreage in Abaco. Fast CASH buyer. Send location and asking price to AbacoLand@ho tmail.com. Guana Cay, 2 bed, 1 bath apt, fully furnished & equipped. $1,100/mo. Also available by the week. Call 904-982-2762 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 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color highlight on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com Marsh Harbour, Government Hill, on Dol phin 2 Bedroom, 2 bath, washer/dryer, cen tral A/C, Great side porch $950 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 2 bed, 2 bath, fully fur nished $1,000 per month. Call 475-4848 Treasure Cay, 1 bed, 1 bath partially furnished apt; washer & water included. Only steps away from beach. $700/m. Call 365-9226 after 6pm PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Rare opportu nity, paved 3400 airstrip, paved roads, marina, tropical lagoon & miles of beaches. Beautiful lushly landscaped RIDGE TOP with spectacu lar views of Ocean coral reefs AND Caribbean Bay. Wraparound deck, diesel gen. 24,000g cis tern, sleeps 8. Priced well below appraised val att.net Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale residential Lot, over looking Sea of Abaco, near Radio Abaco,Lot # 09 G. 6,835 square feet. Call 559 8553 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 Duplex for sale. (2) 2 bed, 2 bath, fully furnished. For more details call 475-4848 Treasure Cay Canal front property with 111 dock, boat lift, davits, & cleaning station. RE $299,000. Call 305-2456043 or hquin1902@gmail.com Waterfront Property on south shore. Deep water shoreline, dock permit approved. Concrete boat ramp for access to the Sea of Abaco. Over one full acre untouched native vegetations. 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December 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAIDWEST PALM BCH FLPermit NO 4595Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service Requested VOLUME 20 NUMBER 23 DECEMBER 1ST, 2012 By Canishka Alexander The 50th Anniversary of Enfranchise ment of Women in The Bahamas was held in the courtyard of the Government Complex in Dundas Town on November 26. Moderator Kayla Wallace, who earned the title of Teacher of the Year 2012-2014 for the Abaco District, led in opening remarks and introduced all honourees and special guests. Honoured during the ceremony were: Willamae Dawkins of Murphy Town; Astrid Stratton; Nadeen Beneby of Dundas Town; Millie McIntosh of Fox Town; Merle Mother Merle Williams (deceased) of Dundas Town; Lee Pinder of Cherokee Sound; Alice Williams of Crossing Rocks; Naomi Lightbourne of Sandy Point; Lana Russell of Hope Town; Edith Weatherford of Man-O-War Cay; Donna Sands of Gua na Cay; Estelle Cooper of Coopers Town; and Lillian Laing of Moores Island. Nadeen Beneby also received plaques on behalf of the families of Jennie Roberts ity of women. After the singing of Now Thank We All Our God, Willamae Dawkins, an hon ouree from the Murphy Town community, Abaco celebrates 50th anniversary of womens enfranchisement on November 26. Abaco women honoured during the ceremony were: Willamae Dawkins; Astrid Stratton; Nadeen Beneby; Millie Mc Intosh; Merle Mother Merle Williams (deceased); Lee Pinder; Alice Williams; Naomi Lightbourne; Lana Russell; Edith Weatherford; PM tours Guana investment Helicopter crash leaves one dead; four in critical conditionPlease see Suffrage Page 10 A helicopter crash involving guests of Bakers Bay Resort in Guana Cay left one dead and four others seriously injured. After the survivors were stablizied they were recovering. Above: EMT personnel and volunteers assist in taking survivors to the waiting ambulances. For more on the story see TRAGEDY on page 14. Treasury over the next decade. The Prime Minister took a tour of the investment in No

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian December, 1 2012 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com The Cays By Canishka Alexander Soaring blue skies accompanied by cool temperatures set the stage for a successful 14th Annual Big Hill Box Cart Derby on November 24 on Elbow Cay. Always upbeat, Tania Duncombe was once again chosen as the moderator for the event. As participants took their box carts for test runs down the hill, she gave each participant an introduction. The Nicole Megaloudis Foundation was acknowledged as a Breast Cancer organization and noted for its sponsorship of soccer practices on aco Swim Club, whose members were on hand, and the Hope Town swimming pool. This year, there were ten entries in both the junior and adult categories. By 12:30 p.m., the anticipation rose to a fevered pitch as residents waited along the sidelines to cheer for their favourite participants. They were encouraged to grab something to eat from the food and drink booths. Students and supporters of Hope Town School sold books and swidgel to raise funds for a cistern. Residents were Friends of the Environment on recycling. Box Cart Derby T-shirts were on sale as well as a drawing in support of the derby. Meanwhile, carts in various shapes, sizes and colours were poised at the top of Big Hill as they prepared to race across the 800-foot course. According to Stafford Patterson and Patrick Stewart, Box Cart committee mem bers, the junior downhill competition saw a showdown between the Nicole Megaloudis Foundation driven by Yvenski Alcime and Tracy Lebruns Flamer. Yvenski took his Hammerhead skateboard. In the adult downhill race, the Nicole Megaloudis Foundation and Christian Wil hoyte's White Rocket were featured with Team Nicole being the fastest with a time of 31.31 seconds. Christians best down off the pace. Third place was awarded to Sundance Marine with 32.65 seconds. Patterson explained that the Slalom course is always a challenge because it re quires good handling of carts. This years top marks go to the White Rocket; [the] time was 34.41 sec onds; Sun Dance Marine a close 2nd with a time of 34.54; and HG Christies Real Deal in third with 37.24, he announced. Additionally, showmanship honours went to the Wizard of Oz cart of Chloe Sweeting, who dressed as Dorothy and Malia Sweeting, who appeared as the Wicked Witch. Caroline Alburys Conch Army Fighting Breast Cancer out of Nassau placed second with Colo nel Saunders, better known as Tom Hazel of the Abaco Inn, in his KFC chicken box King of the Hill, which is the title given to the overall winner, was Christian Wilhoyte with his speedy, well-handled and homebuilt box cart: White Rocket. Both Stewart and Patterson congratu lated all participants, volunteers and those that supported the program. The 15th Annual Big Hill Box Cart Derby is scheduled for Nov. 23, 2013.14th Annual Box Cart Derby held on Elbow Cay Above: Tom Hazel, dressed as an iconic Jamie Cash Sweeting.

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December 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 Central & All Abaco Exigency Order effective for three monthsBy Canishka Alexander Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie signed an Exigency Order on Nowere impacted by Hurricane Sandy in October. lands whose residents suffered loss. The Exigency Order allows them to Part B of the Fourth Schedule to the Tar iff Act, and Item 5 Part B of the Second Schedule of the Excise Act. The order ends on Feb.15, 2013. Permitted goods include: building, electrical and plumbing materials, house pliances, freezers and heaters, materials for clean-up or repairs to property includ apparatus, farming equipment and utensils and motor vehicles. This past week, Senior Island Admin istrator Preston Cunningham encouraged those who seek to take advantage of the assistance to do so as soon as possible. He also urged residents to be honest in the in formation they supply to him. Admin. Cunningham warned: Any person even attempting to deceive a public can go to jail. He said that storm surges accounted for the majority of damages inside of homes with furniture and ceiling damages along with high winds that caused shingles to be blown off of roofs. A number of persons have expressed their concern as related to damaged ve hicles, and then secondly, the damage of the homes with quite a bit of roof damage and furniture damage, he shared. And so all of these items are able to be brought in duty free once people apply. We want them to take advantage, so that their homes can be properly and quickly restored. Applications are available at the Ad Government Complex in Dundas Town. Gun Licensing & Firearm renewal begins December 3By Canishka Alexander This Public Notice was posted at the Marsh Harbour Police Station during the month of November. Firearm renewal begins on Monday, Dec.3, 2012 through Monday, Dec.31, 2012 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1 p.m., and on Tuesday, Dec.25, the ofThe fee for shotguns is: $50, and Cancer Society Thrift Shop set for Dec. 15 openingAbove: the Abaco Cancer Society Thrift The Thrift Shop will be ready for reopening slightly earlier than expected. This news follows the announcement that the Shop would be closed for repairs fol lowing Hurricane Sandy. The Cancer Society Thrift Shop will reopen on Saturday December 15 at 10:00 a.m. Just in time for Christmas. Donations of clean, good quality items including clothes, household goods and furniture will be gratefully accepted and may be left at Abaco Groceries. The volunteers look forward to see ing all the regular customers again and hopefully some new ones, also. Bahamas Union of Teachers launches Toastmasters for Teachers By Samantha Evans The Bahamas Union of Teachers President (BUT) Belinda Wilson was on Abaco on Thursday, November 25 to deal with post-hurricane repairs and, while here, she decided to launch a Toastmasters Branch of the BUT for teachers working in Central Abaco and South Abaco. Effective oral communication is Toastmasters mission. There are currently two BUT branch es of the Toastmasters in the Bahamas-one on New Providence and the other on Grand Bahamawhich make up the 51 clubs in the Bahamas. The Bahamas is a part of District 47 along with South Florida. On Thursday evening, Ms. Wilson met with interested educators to explain what needs to be done to make the club of She told them that they have to elect of decide on a name for the club. They need to have at least twenty members to start. She told them that the BUT will pay the clubs membership fee and the fee of the will have to pay their own membership fee which is $20. Please see BUT Page 6

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian December, 1 2012 Christmas Dinner25th December 2012Time 6:30pm to 9:00pmFor local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.com Christmas MenuAppetizersFRESH STONE CRABSServed with a garlic lemon butter sauceSaladFRESH MOZZARELLA & TOMATOServed in a garlic infused reduction and fresh basilEntreeHONEY GLAZED HAMServed with candied yams & ham hock flavoured collard greensBRAISED LAMB SHANKSServed with truffle flavoured mashed potato and fresh baby carrotsDessertBREAD & BUTTER PUDDINGServed with fresh homemade hot vanilla sauce** Also serving regular dinner Central & All Abaco to the group as well as the dress code, the setup of the room and gave them a sample meeting agenda. She encouraged them to have elections as soon as possible. The group was so excited that they decided to have elections that evening. PresidentPaul Knowles, Vice President of EducationSonovia McFall, Vice President of MembershipNeulessa Major, Evans, SecretaryMs. Brown, TreasurerDaria Pinder, ChaplinClarinda Ramsey, and the Sergeant of ArmsKayla Wallace and Anastasia Dawkins. Before the meeting ended, the group participated in table topics which were im promptu presentations they had to make about items they selected. The club will meet on Thursdays at 6 p.m. at Central Abaco Primary School. BUT From Page 5 Urban Renewal Team organizes Thanksgiving Luncheon for elderly By Canishka Alexander The Abaco Urban Renewal 2.0 branch held a Thanksgiving Luncheon for the elderly on November 22 at the old Na tional Insurance Building in Dundas Town. tivity organized by Urban Renewal since being established on the island. Senior citizens from various commu nities on Abaco were well represented. Jones introduced herself and the Ur ban Renewal team that includes W/Sgt. 2483 Jocelyn Smith, coordinator, and InDivision before giving a brief history of Urban Renewal 2.0. She explained that the program is a comprehensive approach to crime, antiso cial behavior and community safety and emphasizes innovation and integration of efforts and resources by agencies and the community at large. Pastor Earlyn Baillou was invited to give an opening prayer before Constable 3051 Valentino Oliver led in the singing of the national anthem. of Abaco and Bimini districts, said that as he looked around on that day, there was so much to be thankful for. Our friends here have contributed so much to our society in such a way that we can be here today to celebrate this Thanksgiving, Supt. Curry observed. So I think all of us should put our hands together for our senior friends who are here today. Senior Island Administrator Preston Cunningham emphasized Gods goodness and blessings to us. He said that this time of the year is a time when we pause to give thanks. God has blessed us [especially] the younger ones with older ones who really have paved the way for us all, Cunning done over the years, Cunningham is able to come to Abaco at this time and enjoy a better life. While being entertained, the elderly were served drinks and lunches by the ofAcademy pre-school students gave a brief yet memorable performance to the enjoyment of their guests. the elderly.

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December 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 White Sound, Elbow CayFULL SERVICE MARINA WATERFRONT VILLAS For local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.comBahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun.Enjoy a delicious dinner with usSea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Happy Hour Daily 5 pm 6 pmOpen Year RoundCome lounge at The Helm, our indoor barBoat House Restaurant OFFERING SPECIAL MARINA RATES$500 a month for vessels 50 feet or more $300 a month for vessels under 50 feetSpecial effective from August 2012 to February 28, 2013 Christmas Dinner25th December 2012Time 6:30pm to 9:00pmFor local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.com Christmas MenuAppetizersFRESH STONE CRABSServed with a garlic lemon butter sauceSaladFRESH MOZZARELLA & TOMATOServed in a garlic infused reduction and fresh basilEntreeHONEY GLAZED HAMServed with candied yams & ham hock flavoured collard greensBRAISED LAMB SHANKSServed with truffle flavoured mashed potato and fresh baby carrotsDessertBREAD & BUTTER PUDDINGServed with fresh homemade hot vanilla sauce** Also serving regular dinner Central & All Abaco maintenance and management of the site. Smoke plagues residents in NovemberFIREARMS LICENSING SCHEDULE 2012 DEC 3 DEC 31 DATE PLACE TIME 07/12/12 Bahama Palm Shores 5:00pm -8:00pm & Cassurina

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian December, 1 2012 From the Editor's Desk // 102 Degrees 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 I love Christmas time. I know its easy to hold that opinion and not many people will argue against it. Its an easy conversation starter. There is something about the season that has a certain charm. The oppressive heat of the summer is behind us. The threat of hurricanes has been removed. All we have now is the focus on our families and friends. The seasonal bump in visitors doesnt hurt things either. Welcome friends, whether you are from the U.S. are from further stretches of the globe, I hope you enjoy your winter holiday here. We have sand instead of snow. Im sure you wont mind. But being in The Bahamas for Christmas, indeed, being in Abaco, has so much going for it. We are natu rally a generous people. The festive, We welcome it. We should welcome it. I know many of us dont have much, many of us even less after a hurricane and after a deep-cutting, economic re cession. But the spirit of giving, the spir it of charity, keeps our community together. Despite challenges weve reached another winter and another holiday with family and friends. Many of us Abaconians depend heavily on these short few weeks now to get us through to the next busy patch of the year. By extension, we all rely on it. But I ask everyone to take one step back, as fretful as that might make yourself, for your family and for your friends. This Christmas will come and go, as will next the next one, as have they all. And Im not saying to slack off, thats not what has made our little Abaco the leader it is, but, instead, just realize what this season brings. I lost someone important to me recently. A grandfather. I wont be able to spend this Christmas with him. I miss him a lot, especially with the holidays. But it has reminded me how important it is to spend time with your loved ones. This is a joyous season. Despite those loved ones weve lost, it reminds us we have the opportunity now to spend time with those still with us. To build stronger friendships. To learn from our older family. To breath in and not be strangled by a 102 degree day with 100 percent humidity. These are what this holiday brings. Enjoy it. And enjoy each other. Merry Christmas.Corrections and RetractionsEditor: In response to an article written in the September issue of The Abaconian regard ing our junior junkanoo program I would like to retract a misquoted statement. In the article I was quoted as stating that one of our major weaknesses at the school had been costumes because the art teacher was not Bahamian. This statement was paraphrased to exclude the fact that I also men tioned that we had a short period of time to prepare and tremendous lack of funding that didnt allow for us to produce a better costume. I would like to formally apolo gize to Ms. Pitt on behalf of Abaco Central High School if the public was led to believe that she was not doing her best at helping to prepare for the junior junkanoo parade and was solely responsible for the level of costumes we were able to produce. Sincerely, J McIntosh ogize to Ms. Pitt, the staff of ACH and our readers for the error.Calendar of Events

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Great for large families! $1.875 M USD NEW LISTING Letters to the Editor An appeal from a Bahamian jailed abroadDear Editor: Please print this letter in your paper that I sent to The Hon Fred Mitchel. To The Hon Fred Mitchel, I am writing to you in regards to my imprisonment in the United States. I was arrested in December of 2011 for aiding and abetting to import cocaine by admitting that I repaired a gentlemans boat, which was done about one mile east of Mangrove Cay, off of Grand Bahama. The gentleman contacted me thru my company knowing that I was to deliver another customers boat to the United States the following day after departure. This is my profession and I am a part owner of Rainbow Rentals and Marine Repair, which is now a struggle business that owes a lot of money to the bank. This is greatly disturbing among oth er Bahamians along with me, my family and business partners on how and when did America obtained the rights and jurisdic tion to arrest and imprison a citizen of the Bahamas for his/her actions in their own country. We are Bahamians and have obtained a visa to come to America. So how can the Bahamas allow this? Yes, I did take a plea because I was threatened with a twenty two year sentence if I went to trial and also being told that it did not matter about territory or jurisdic tion, the boat that I repaired did not have any drugs nor did the United States Border found on was towed to the United States, was found. Needless to say I am the only one in prison. I came into the United States legally and have not broken any laws in America. I have not seen a representative from the Bahamas Embassy and was told by the lawyer that I was not entitled to a representative and I would have to contact them myself, which was done and was told they could not do anything where I ac cepted a plea, without even knowing the situation. As a note the 2012 Federal Code and Rules state under the territorial scope that if you are not a natural or an alien resident, you cannot be charged for a crime furtherance outside of the United States. Please any assistance would be great ly appreciated. Thank you in advance, Wayde CollinsA thanks to gracious hostsDear Editor: We have just returned from a 30 day stay at Treasure cay Bahamas. We have been visiting for 21 years to this beauti ful Abaco Island. We have always been treated with the most polite and gracious Bahamians. Out stay has always given us a feel ing that Bahamians always treat tourist this way. We enjoy The Abaconain and have read the articles by Bradley Albury. He seems to have a lot of good opinions about Abaco. Hope to see the airport in Marsh and the pot holes taken care of. Pat Shoals St. Helens, ORRe: November 1, 2012 Abaco Chamber tours new airportDear Editor: Let me get this straight.. The new airport terminal according to the government Ministries was conceived and designed to better accommodate the arriving and departing in bigger jets. Now taxiway improvements turn up 1400 feet too short to provide adequate distance for safe jet operations. This begs the question. Why wasnt the correct runway length considered when the design and construction were undertaken. Certainly looks like poor planning. Relating to the present position of the new air control tower, Mr. Donald Dean, the chief architect of the site, suggested that when the runway is extended by some 1400 feet, the control tower would not be exactly in the center of the runway as it is now placed. Easy solution to this problem would be to add 700 feet to each end of the runway. The new airport environs have been a long time in coming to fruition and it is my hope that all the problems associated in getting this off the ground (no pun in tended) can be swiftly addressed. Max Swartz Hope TownUnfairly targetedDear Editor: Our names are Pastor Lyndon and Mother Jacqlyn McIntosh, thank you for allowing us this space voicing our concern not only for our son, but for all young men in our community. Our son has been targeted by the police and certain citizens since early this year, arresting him on a couple occasions on hearsay. The last time they arrested him was on November 6, 2012. The arresting of again when the law clearly states that evi dence should be given before an arrest can be made. They took him to the police station in the room at the time did not do anything. prints were even taken and held for three him so he was released. Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty? Im writing this letter because the of to gain stripes have to be stopped and held accountable before someone really gets hurt. Some parents may not be as humble as we have been. An innocent person who is targeted over and over again may just decide to do what you say they are guilty of because the police have made them the criminal. -Pastor Lynden McIntosh & Mother Jacqlyn McIntosh

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian December, 1 2012 Sea Spray Resort & MarinaComing December 28thon Elbow Cay Second Annual Junkanoo Competition Starting at 7:00 PM Ferries from Marsh Harbour at 5:30 & 6:30 Returning at Midnight. en-GBIn Memory ofen-GB Monty F. AlburyFor local transportation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.comSea Spray Resort & Marina in Conjunction with Sands Beer presents the YOU DONT WANT TO MISS OUT ON THIS ANNUAL FESTIVE EVENT! Central & All Abaco put forth a prayer intended to summon the divine presence of God during the gather ing. The welcome was given by Jonnajah Boodle, a student of Forest Heights Acad emy. As she spoke, Dr. Lenora Black, Educations district superintendent, demWomens Suffrage Movement, which gave way to women gaining the right to vote. Women from all walks of life played the social, political and economic rights for Bahamians, and thereby they created a deeper understanding of freedom and a more democratic society, Dr. Black ex pressed. Meanwhile, facility managers from S.C. Bootle High School sang a jubilant selection before Senior Island Administra tor Preston Cunningham addressed the au dience. He saluted all women of this great movement in The Bahamas observing that although men are more prominent, it is the women who are leaders in many sectors. Before ending his remarks, Admin istrator Cunningham read an anniversary message on behalf of MP for North Abaco sion. Wallace soon called on Maria Merlien of S. C. Bootle to read her winning essay. Earlier in the year, students were immersed in research related to the Wom ens Suffrage Movement as part of a com petition offered by the Women's Suffrage Symposium Committee, and were asked to present their winning essays at the ceremobehalf of the District Debate Team. Next, Abaco Central High School Student Payton Stubbs introduced Rev. Cynthia Mother Pratt as the guest speak er, but before she came to the podium, Taanah Newbold delivered a captivating solo. Before the ceremony, she had met with four 12th grade students to share some of her life experiences. Believing that she was serving a purpose and with the support of her late husband, Mother Pratt went from enforcing law and order as Par liament Whip to becoming deputy prime minister in her political career. When Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, suffered a stroke, she went from being second in command to being in charge of the country as acting prime min ister. She admitted that she knew nothing about politics, but she got before God and looked to Him for guidance. I expected God to deliver, she recalled. Mother Pratt admonished all women to gain respect among their peers no matter what arena they are in. She also advised them to respect those around them, and to build character. She added that it is important for this generation to know where we came from. The country is what it is today because of the efforts and perseverance of women. Education assisted with the distribution of plaques to the honourees. A number of women donned in splendid apparel and beautiful hats participated in the hat parade. The ceremony ended with the vote of thanks given by Leslie Rolle, senior national anthem followed by the pledge of allegiance. Above: Rev. Cynthia Mother Pratt ad sary of the Enfranchisement of Women in The Bahamas. Above: Kathy Key (wife of Central & South Abacos Member of Parliament -Edison Key) Suffrage From Page 1

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian December, 1 2012 Tragedy in Guana Cay By Timothy Roberts A visit ended tragically as a helicop Marina Village at Bakers Bay Golf and Ocean Club on Guana Cay on Thursday, November 22 leaving one dead and four injured. The victim of Thursdays fatal heli O. Valdez, a Lyford Cay resident, who owned the downed aircraft. According to The Nassau Guardian Lyford Cay resi it is Mr. Valdez, a Lyford Cay property owner. Mr. Valdez and the others onboard were reportedly friends and family of Jeffrey Soffer, owner of the Fontainebleau The Cays marine conservationPress Release On the morning of American Thanks giving, Friends of the Environment held the Hope Town Lodge in Hope Town, Abaco. The event featured a 5 K run/walk from the Lodge to the north end of Elbow Cay and a one mile fun run for children under 12. The majority of students from Hope Town Primary participated in the mile run, along with a number of visitors children. Organizers of the event were over whelmed with the turnout, quickly running out of tshirts. More were ordered and 45 runners completed the 3.1 mile course along with another 40 walkers. Over 50 children completed the mile fun run with a total of approximately 135 participants. Thanks to the professional timing of Wild Side Timing Company out of Nassau, times were available for the runners after the race and have been posted the to The Friends of the Environment website and the Hope Town Lodges Facebook page. Awards were presented on the pool deck of the Lodge while runners and guests enjoyed the new breakfast menu and a mimosa smoothie bar. The results were: First Place: Rusty Heise, 21 minutes, Greg Ickes, 21:06 and Pete Gill, 21:20. Lindsey Ickes was the was Mason Ickes, Robin Jentil of Hope Town School came second and Reef Della nos came third. The top three in each race Lodge. servation and education work of local With recent legislation in the Bahamas protecting turtles from capture, FRIENDS chose the mascot (a turtle dressed as a turkey) to help raise awareness of their new protected status. be at the property at the time of the crash; however, it is still unclear if he was on the helicopter when it went down. In a statement released by the Guana Cay, Abaco club, they said: The entire Bakers Bay Golf & Ocean Club communi ty is shocked and saddened by this tragedy particularly occurring on a day that symbolizes family and togetherness. Thank you to their quick and decisive actions prevented further damage and injury. The crash happened at about 1 p.m., The four surviving passengers were evacuated from Bakers Bay and are currently receiving medical attention, the company said. At the present time we have no update on the conditions of the four injured passengers. No staff or mem bers on the ground were injured. According to the Associated Press, Bakers Bay employees helped pull the survivors from the wreckage. They were then taken by boat from Guana Cay to Marsh Harbour where they were met at the dock by a doctor and a private ambulance. The four survivors were airlifted to New Providence and Miami, Florida. When the three passengers were stabilised A witness of the crash said as the helicopter attempted to land it went into a tailspin twice before crashing. A police report suggested that heavy winds may have played a role in the crash; however, up to press time the preliminary report from the Civil Aviation Departments investigation had not been received.

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian December, 1 2012 Honesty and Quality You Can Count OnBrandon Thompson242-357-6532Dock ConstructionResidential and Commercial Customized to suit your lifestyleBoat LiftsSales and Service Quality boat lift dealer for 10 yearsAnd Much More...Offering unsurpassed attention to detail with almost two decades of hands on experienceContact us today! www.lbtmarine.com bthompson@lbtmarine.com Cell: 242-357-6532 Ph/Fax: 242-367-2704 South Abaco Family fun day raised money for Cherokee Clinic By Jennifer Hudson A family fun day was enjoyed by a large number of people from near and far who turned out on November 10 to support the Cherokee Community Clinic Fundraising Day. The event was held on the grounds of Cherokees Community Centre from 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. There was something for everybody. A crowd-pleaser for both adults and children were the crab races held frequently throughout the afternoon. The crabs were beautifully decorated, each one sporting its number with a feather on top of the stick attached to its shell. These gaily coloured crabs were painstak ingly decorated by Mr. and Ms. Davies, an English couple, who are second-homeown ers in Cherokee. Also enjoyed by the children was the balloon darts game. The kids were quite popping of balloons and prizes handed out. The hoopla stall proved so popular that it sold out early. While all this was going on other children were honing their skills at basketball and volleyball on the court nearby. tions this year and many interesting items were to be found at the bargain prices of prizes donated by both private and corpo rate sponsors. Food is always a major draw at any fair and there was certainly no shortage of it at Cherokee. For those who wanted a hearty meal, delicious steak dinners were available with the steaks masterfully seasoned and barbecued by the popular barbe cueing trio of Richard Gibbs, John Hudson and Malfred Martin. For those desiring something a little less substantial, ham burgers and hot dogs were available along with macaroni cheese, homemade ice cream, a large assortment of baked goods and drinks. Cherokee is noted for its tasty conch fritters which are generously apportioned with conch. Vashti Albury was kept extremely busy deep frying these delicacies from the very tasty batter prepared by the skillful hands of Kenneth Albury. The frit ters were so popular that they drew long lines of people not minding how long they had to stand in line for this tasty treat. Another enjoyable pastime at these Cherokee events is for people to take a little time out to meet up with and social ize with friends whom they might not have seen for some time. A huge almond tree provides very welcome shade for people to sit and pass the time of day with friends and family while still watching all the fun of the fair. Sandra Albury, Treasurer of the Cherokee Community Clinic Committee, deemed the fundraiser a great success. She was very pleased with the numbers that at tended and said that the funds raised had equaled the excellent total raised last year at their inaugural fundraiser. These funds are vital for the ongoing construction of the Cherokee Community Clinic which is an entirley volunteer project. In Cherokee everyone gets involved. Left: children eagerly announcing the be ginning of another crab race.

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian December, 1 2012 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 New Years Eve Dinner31st December 2012 3 Seatings at 6 pm, 7pm or 8PM Call for ReservationsFor local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.com New Years Eve MenuAppetizersBACON WRAP SHRIMPServed with a mango papaya salsaSoupSMOKED SALMON BISQUEServed with a dill crostiniSaladTOMATO MOZZARELLA EntreeLOBSTER STUFFED PRIME RIBTwice sliced prime rib with fresh brandy lobster meat Served with bearnaise sauceVEAL ALA CHEF CARLTONTender veal cutlets lightly breaded & sauted golden brown topped with lump crab meat, asparagus & capersLOBSTER MORNAYLobster served in a creamy rich sauceDUCK CHAMBORDFire roasted duck stuffed with Carltons fine stuffing, cooked to perfection with a sweet Chamboard sauce DessertCHOCOLATE CREME BRULEE $75.00 per personPrice includes Appetizer, Soup, Salad, Entree, Dessert & 1 glass of complimentary Champagne Prime Minister tours Bakers BayProject expected to yield $450 mil over next decadeBy Timothy Roberts Prime Minister Perry Christie, along with a number of delegates, toured Bakers Bay Golf and Ocean Club during a visit on November 20 and told the media that the resort is expected to contribute $450 mil lion to the Public Treasury over the next 10 years According to Mr. Christie, the con tributions will come by way of import duty, transfer, stamp, and property taxes as the project plans a considerable expan sion over the next decade. He added that Bakers Bay has al ready invested about $385 million, and will attract an investment of $2 billion over the life of the project. We can reasonably expect that the economic impact of this development, will reach well beyond its borders, as homeowners, yachtsmen and visitors to this luxury resort community, also invest else where in the Abacos and in the remainder of the Bahamas, Mr. Christie said. Noting that the developers of the project were attracted to the Bahamas dur Mr. Christie said that Bakers Bay serves as a shining model of the vision and strat egy which he has espoused for tourism and Government economic growth. Mr. Michael Meldman, Chairman and CEO, his partners and homeowners are to be congratulated for having created one of the most environmentally sensitive and sustainable developments in the Caribbean. While creating a viable and very attractive product, these investors have raised the munity that attracts North Americans, Eu entertainment and business leaders to live and play with their families and friends. At the same time Bakers Bay is a family op eration where employees and management work together to create memories for resi dents and staff. The development itself re and luxurious surroundings. As the Discovery Land Company has done in various parts of the United States, I feel this is an appropriate occa sion for me to invite Chairman Meldman and his partners, to consider expanding their investments to other attractive sites in the Bahamas. It is developments like Bakers Bay that add to the luster of our tourism product and which deliver on our well branded slogan, Its Better in the Bahamas. May you grow from strength to strength, Mr. Christie said. Murphy Town November MeetingBy Mirella Santillo A quorum for the Murphy Town monthly meeting was achieved around 7:00 p.m. with the attendance of Chairman DeShawn Simms, Paul Curry, Don Boodle and Eugene Dawkins. The meeting took nior Administrator Cunningham. Because of the late start, the members agreed that the reading of last meetings minutes would be by-passed so they proimmediately. The account for the side streets maintenance had a negative balance was offset by transferring funds from the miscellaneous account. The Administrator there would not be any minuses, but Mr. Simms said that he had already taken care of the transfer. With the slow season coming up, it will be necessary to mow the side roads only once per month, allowing for a sav ing. The Chairman said that the contrac tors were explained the situation when they started, but Mr. Curry thought it necessary to remind them again before it happened. The next item on the agenda was to resolve a problem concerning garbage pick-up on a certain road which is no longer accessible by the present garbage truck. After deliberation the issue was settled when a member proposed to hire a the bins to the garbage truck. It was agreed to give him compensation. The administra tor asked to be advised at the next meeting of how the situation would be ultimately resolved. Another expense that popped up was the cleaning of the town after the hurri cane, an expense that the members thought should be reimbursed by Central Govern ment. The administrator agreed to pass on the request. There was a demand from Abaco Central High School for help replacing equipment that was stolen in a break-in. Mr. Cunningham advised the Chairman to lar request had been posted with the Department of Education. The Administrator thought that it would be encouraging the culprit to replace stolen equipment each time it was stolen. The Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony was scheduled for December 13 at 7 p.m. Mr. Simms and Ramona Bethel were asked to spearhead the Christmas Commit tee. The Chairman inquired from the administrator how to handle the noise prob lem. My vision of Murphy Town is that of a quiet, respectable community, he said. He feels that commercial areas should not interfere with the peace of the residents living across the street. The issue of certain businesses operating in town without proper licensing was also raised. It was sug gested that he wrote to the local Licensing Authority concerning both problems, with a CC to the same department in Nassau.

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December 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 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 Central & All Abaco Health Fair focuses on Abaconians wellnessBy Timothy Roberts The Abaco District of the Departfamily wellness day and health fair under the theme Lets Get Well Abaco on Saturday, November 10. Department of Public Health Ad ministrator, Charlene Bain, spoke to the crowd about taking advantage of the health services available to all Bahamians and en couraged Abaconians to come together as a community and form a health council to address the local health related needs. She also gave statistics on health concerns for Abaco. They had games for young and old alike, including a series of egg and spoon races which featured children and adults, as well as a backyard gardening demon stration by Lenny Etienne who showed on lookers how to get the most out of banana, sugar cane and sweet potato plantings. Throughout the day a variety of talks and demonstrations were given on differ ent topics including healthy lifestyle tips, using herbal medicine safely, controlling diabetes, growing vegetables naturally, aging hypertension. Senior Public Health Nutritionist offered individualized nutritional advice based upon personal preferences. The Health Fair also provided opportunity for attendees to get certain health parameters checked free of charge like blood pressure, weight, blood glu cose level and body mass index (BMI) as well as HIV/AIDS testing. The HIV and AIDS Research Center (from the Ministry of Health) provided the HIV/AIDS testing Shanishka Bain-Cambridge, Coordinator and Committee Chairperson for the event, said that as a part of the national health strategic plan which encompasses the entire Bahamas one of the goals of the Health Fair is to enhance the health care related services available within the com munities of The Bahamas We want to encourage the partner ship between the public and private sectors as well in promoting health and wellness in the community, she said. Ms. Bain-Cambridge said the Department of Public Health made an effort to involve a variety of community stakehold ers which included different health care inpharmacies, Department of Education and schools, agricultural groups, police, banks and insurance companies In The Bahamas in general, the rates of chronic lifestyle diseases are accelerat ing and the leading cause of death in The Bahamas is Heart Disease. The purpose of the event was to promote health supportive behaviours within the community, she said. So they want to promote the health supportive behav iours and to decrease behaviours the lead to chronic disease. She encouraged the general public, whether they attended the Health Fair or not, to come to the clinic and receive indi vidualized health tips and advice. The health fair focused on activity as well as diet. Above: Sensei Toote demonstrates a By Timothy Roberts on Saturday, November 24 in order to show appreciation and support for Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue while service. The Banquet, held at Abaco Beach Resorts Pavilion, featured a silent auc New Entry Band and was organized by the Marsh Harbour Fire Departments Finance Committee headed by Reginald Sands (chairman), Ruth Saunders (secretary) and Brenda Sawyer (treasurer). The audience was entertained by mas ter of ceremonies Charlie Cooke who intro duced the evenings speakers. Walter Evans, Bahamas Director of Fire Services RBPF spoke of how special you folks are and to say a special thank you Above: members of Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue. He praised the wonderful job the de partment has done for many years and the diversity of ages and family atmosphere of Preston Cunningham, Island Admin not be weary in well doing. Noel Curry, Superintendent of Police for the Abaco District, said thank you to the exceptional work you do not just today, but for the many years past. rector and island administrator to approach Assistant Fire Chief Matthew Key pre sented Sargent Paul Johnson, Abaco District Fire Authority, with a plaque in gratitude of his service, support, advice and guidance Please see Banquet Page 20

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian December, 1 2012 to assist the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department to protect the community. Plaques were also given to former for the Marsh Harbour Department), John Hall, Brent Key, Claude Sawyer and Bev their committed and dedicated service to the Volunteer Fire Department. Fire Chief Danny Sawyer thanked the community for their generosity and support of their time and effort to protect and serve the community. Business Banquet From Page 19 feature at the Banquet. store in Marsh Harbour By Canishka Alexander On Nov. 10, the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) opened the Marsh Harbour. Hundreds attended the opening with hopes of purchasing advertised phones that included the iPhone 4s that were on sale and in limited numbers. As customers entered the building early that morning, the stores colour coded design allowed them to easily identify BTCs landline, mobile and Internet services. The location also incorporated the art work of local artist Zyandric Jones that aspects of Abaco. Constructed in roughly four months at an estimated cost of $300,000, the store was initially scheduled to open during the summer following the launch of 4G service in Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay. A Cay and an Abaco-only sale took place the following day at the St. John the Baptist Anglican Parish Hall in May. All in all, the investments made by BTC go toward guaranteeing that custom ers enjoy a brand new retail experience that is robust and reliable, and that employees are trained to better serve customers. Existing employees were relocated from the former location next to Every Child Counts School in Marsh Harbour to the existing location leaving behind their celebrates 10 years of service by giving back to the community year anniversary. Press Release This year one of Abacos oldest and year anniversary by giving back in a huge way to their community. We are planting 10 coconut trees for every year we have been open, said a very excited Rhonda Hull, Managing Partner of L.C. Hull & Co. Thats 100 trees to help beautify our island and help spruce up our public dock areas. Press Release Chelsea's Choice would like to thank all of their valued customers for their sup port during the month of October. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness, pink caps were placed on wa ter bottles in commemoration of the worthy cause, and customers were encouraged to purchase water. On November 13, a portion of the proceeds collected were donated to The Abaco Cancer Society on customers be half. technical team. During the ribbon cutting ceremony, BTC retirees Marilyn Albury and Warren Albury were enlisted to declare the store Carina Ferguson, Lillian Cash and Mario St.Charles.Bottler donates to Abaco Cancer Society

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian December, 1 2012 en-GBArea Code 242 unless listed otherwiseen-GB en-GB Island-wide Abaco Listingsen-GBAbaco Cottage + 114 hse 366-0576en-GB en-GBAbaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529en-GBCherokee Lee Pinder + 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075 en-GBGrand Cay Rosies Place 352-5458 en-GBGreen Turtle Cay Barefoot Homes 14 hse 577-4092 Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4247 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island Properties + 34 hse 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties + 34 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 en-GBGuana Cay Dive Guana + 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Guana Sunset Beach 13 units 365-5133 Ocean Frontier 6 cott 519-389-4846 Wards Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth Sands + 9 hse 365-5140 en-GBHope Town Abaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Crystal Villas 5 villas 321-452-0164 Elbow Cay Prop + 53 hse 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways + 63 hse 366-0224 Hope Town Inn 6 rm 4 Villas 366-0003 Hope T Villas + 3 hse 366-0266 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages + 4 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 6 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key + 43 hse 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557 en-GBHotels and House Rental Agentsen-GBLubbers Quarters Sea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121 en-GBMan-O-War Island Home Rentals + 2 hse 365-6048 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072 Waterway Rentals + 14 hse 365-6143 en-GBMarsh Harbour area Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719 Abaco Towns 16 apts 367-0148 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 Living Easy + 16 hse 367-2202 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Regattas 32 apts 577-6764 HG Christie + 11 hse 367-4151 en-GBSandy Point Oeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort 14 rm 366-4119 en-GBSpanish Cay Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083 en-GBTreasure Cay Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 5 units 877-786-8455 Treasure Cay Resort + 95 rms 365-8801 Marks Bungalows 4 units 365-8506 Abaco Estate Services + 365-8752 Island Dreams Rental + 357-6576 en-GBTurtle Rock Villas at Palmetto Beach 3 villas 262-820-1900 en-GB en-GBWood Cay Tangelo Hotel 14 rm 1 villa 365-2222 en-GBWeb Sites with Abaco Informationen-GB en-GB http://www.abaconian.comen-GB http://www.abacoinet.comen-GB http.//www.abacoinfo.comen-GB http.//www.abacocottage.comen-GB + agents with multiple cottages and housesen-GB http://www.abacos.comen-GB http://www.oii.neten-GB http://www.bahamas.comen-GBRev. March 2012 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 Dec 7then-GB Dr. Carnille Farquharson;en-GB Family Medicineen-GB Dec 12th & Dec 19th en-GB Dr. Winston Forbes;en-GB Cardiology/Internal Medicineen-GB Dec 5then-GB Dr. F. Bartlett; en-GBPediatricsen-GB Please call for datesen-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 en-GB Dr. Rogers; Call for dates Dr. George Charit en-GBMEDICAL DIRECTOR en-GBIntegrated Medical Centeren-GBis pleased to announce the scheduleen-GB of Clinics for December 2012 Walk in Welcome Same D ay Appointments No Long Waits N o referrals needed en-GBThe place where complete healing beginsen-GBen-GB e-mail: imcabaco@gmail.com en-GBSLEEP APNEA TESTING NOW AVAILABLE &en-GB STAT IN-HOUSE BLOOD RESULTS en-GBTO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT CALL OUR FRIENDLY STAFFen-GB Further Business By Canishka Alexander On November 14, American Eagle announced the discontinuation of its ATR prop-plane service to Marsh Harbour in exchange for its jet service on Nov.15. Approximately 25 passengers were given a red-carpet greeting by American passengers neared the entrance for The Ba they were treated to a brief reception with light refreshments prepared by Marisa Al len of Marisas Catering and the sounds of the legendary Estin Music Man Sawyer. Kendy Anderson from the Abaco this new venture by American Eagle and for their consideration of Abaco as a desti nation of choice. Meanwhile, Renardo Curry, Member of Parliament for North Abaco, was given a tour of the aircraft and greeted those returning to Miami, who were seated com fortably on board. Mr. Curry also congrat in The Bahamas tourist market, and noted that their upgrade in service is the begin ning of something special. Mr. Curry added that as the new air port terminal nears completion, he hopes that the service also attracts local support for American Eagle. route from Miami to Marsh Harbour was featured on the navigational display inside the cockpit. Additional features include roll-away aircraft stairs and a conveyor belt. Passengers enjoyed the 40-minute while the turboprop aircrafts offered 64 seats. Presently, American Eagle offers jet service to the island, domestic and U.S. passengers are also hopeful about the in troduction of additional routes by the company, but for now, Miami remains its gate way to the world. Bridgette Reckley, station manager for American Eagle, said they are look ing to increase and update the schedule becomes available, but that move is not ex pected to take place until 2013. A lot of them are premium passen gers and repeat customers for Abaco, so Chicago and Atlanta, Reckley shared. They were impressed that its landing American Eagle begins new jet service to Marsh Harbour service to Abaco.

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December 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive Shops Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour . ..................... 367-2963 Above & Below, Marsh Harbour . ................................. 367-0350 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour . .............................. 367-2787 Dive Time, Man-O-War................................................365-6235 Froggies, Hope Town . ................................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay . ...................................... 365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay . ....................................... 365-4411 Dive Guana . ................................................................ 365-5178Man-O-War Dive Shop . ................................................365-6013 Cars & Cart Rentals Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals . ............................................. 367-2655 Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals . .............................. 367-1035 B & B Boat Rentals . ........................................... 367-7368 Bargain Car Rentals . .......................................... 367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals . ................................... 367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals . ....................................... 367-5570 Cruise Abaco. . .................................................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) . ...................... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals . ...................................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars . .................. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals .......................................... 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals . .................................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ......................................... 367-4887 The Moorings Boat Rentals . ............................. .367-4000 Green Turtle Cay Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental . .................. 365-4411 C & D Cart Rental . ............................................. 365-4084 Cruising Cart Rentals . ........................................ 365-4065 D & P Cart Rental . ............................................. 365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals . ....................................... 365-4119 Kool Karts . ........................................................ 365-4176 Reef Boat Rentals . ............................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes . ...................................... 365-4147 T & A Cart Rentals . ............................................ 375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals . ............................... 365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes . ................................. 365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals . ..................................... 354-5175 Lubbers Quarters Cruise Abaco . ............................................. 321-220-8796 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals .................................. 365-6502 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals . ................................. 365-6024 Waterways Boat Rental . ................ 357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Cats Paw Boat Rentals . ..................................... 366-0380 Elbow Cay Cart . ................................................. 366-0530 Hope Town Cart Rentals . .................................. 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals . .......................................... 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals .............................. 366-0282 J Rs Cart Rental . ................................................ 366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals . .................................... 366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals . ............................................ 366-0069 Treasure Cay Adventure on Prozac Kayak . ............................ 365-8749 Blue Marlin Rentals. . ......................................... 365-8687 Cashs Carts . ...................................................... 365-8771 Cornish Car Rentals . .......................................... 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals . ............................................... 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals . ........................................... 365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks . ............................. 365-8749 Bonefish Guides Visitors Guide Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Marsh Harbour Abaco Pizza. . ................................ $ . .................. 367-4488 Anglers . ................................... $$$ . .................. 367-2158 Blue Marlin . ................................. $ . .................. 367-2002 Curly Tails . ............................... $$$ . .................. 367-4444 Ginos . .......................................... $ . .................. 367-7272 Golden Grouper . ........................ $ . .................. 367-2301 Island Family Rest . ....................... $ . .................. 367-3778 Java Coee House . ....................... $ . .................. 367-5523 Jamies Place . ............................. ..$ . .................. 367-2880 Jib Room . .................................. $$ . .................. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken . ............... $ . .................. 367-2615 Mangoes . ................................. $$$ . .................. 367-2366 Pops Place + . .............................. $ . .................. 367-3796 Snack Shack + . ............................ $ . .................. 367-4005 Snappas . .................................... $$ . .................. 367-2278 Wallys . .................................... $$$ . .................. 367-2074 Hope Town Abaco Inn . .............................. $$$ . .................. 366-0133 Capn Jacks . ................................ $$ . .................. 366-0247 Harbours Edge . ......................... $$ . .................. 366-0087 H T Coee House (B & L) . .............. $ . ................. .366-0760 H T Harbour Lodge . .................. $$$ . .................. 366-0095 Munchies . .................................... $ . .................. 366-0423 OnDa Beach . .............................. $$ . .................. 366-0558 Sea Spray . ............................... $$ . .................. 366-0065 Sugar Shack + . ............................ $ . .................. 366-0788 Little Harbour Petes Pub . .................................. $$ . .................. 366-3503 Lubbers Quarter Cracker Ps . ................................. $$ . .................. 366-3139 Man-O-War Bradleys on the Harbour . ............. $ . .................. 365-6380 Dockn Dine . ................................. $ . .................. 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar . ................ $ . .................. 365-6501 Guana Cay Bakers Bay Market Place . ...... $$$ . .................. 612-1021 Grabbers . ................................... $$ . .................. 365-5133 Nippers ..................................... $$ . ................. 365-5143 Orchid Bay . ............................... $$$ . .................. 365-5175 Treasure Cay Coco Beach Bar & Grill. . ................ $ . .................. 365-8470 Florences Cafe . ............................. $ . ................. .365-8354 Spinnaker Restaurant . ............. $$$ . .................. 365-8469 Touch of Class . ........................ $$$ . .................. 365-8195 Treasure Sands Club . ................ $$$ . ................. .365-9385 Green Turtle Cay Blu House . ............................. $$$ . .................. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro . ...................... $$ . .................. 365-4200 Green Turtle Club . .................... $$$ . .................. 365-4271 Harveys Island Grill . ................... $$ . .................. 365-4389 McIntoshs Restaurant . .............. $$ . .................. 365-4625 Miss Emilys Restaurant . ............. $$ . .................. 365-4181 New Plymouth Inn . .................... $$ . .................. 365-4161 Pineapple Restaurant Bar & Grill . $$ . ................. 365-4039 Plymouth Rock Cafe . .................. $$ . .................. 365-4234 Shorties Take-a-way...................$$..................365-4342 Sundowners . .............................. $$ . .................. 365-4060 Sandy Point Nancys ...................................... $$ . .................. 366-4120Everyone reads The Abaconian Emergency Services B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667 Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Man-O-War 365-4019 Abaco Crash Fire Rescue 365-9111 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 T reasure Cay 365-8749 Medical Services Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour . ...................... 367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic . ................................ 367-0020 Integrated Medical Center . .......................................... 367-1304 Emergency . ............................................... 458-1234 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre . ................................... 367-0049 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour . ............................ 367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay . ..................................... .... 365-8288 Government Clinic Coopers Town . .............................. 365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay . ........................... 365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town . ................................... 366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point . .................................. 366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town . ...................................... 365-2172 Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Green Turtle Cay Blu House ....................... 45 . ......... F . ......... 365-4200 Green Turtle Club . .............. 32 . ......... F . ......... 365-4271 Black Sound Marina . .......... 15 . ..................... 365-4531 Other Shore Club . ............... 12 . ......... F . ......... 365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service ........... 10 . ......... F . ......... 365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina . ........ 150 . ......... F . ......... 365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina . .......... 26 . ......... F . ......... 365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina . ...... 183 . ......... F . ......... 367-2158 Conch Inn . .......................... 75 . ......... F . ......... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina . ........ 36 . ......... F . ......... 367-2182 Mangoes Marina . ............... 29 . ..................... 367-4255 Marsh Harbour Marina . ...... 52 . ......... F . ......... 367 2700 Hope Town Hope Town Marina . ............ 16 . ..................... 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways . ................................ 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina . .............. 6 . ......... F . ......... 366-0154 Sea Spray . .......................... 60 . ......... F . ......... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina . ........... 75 . ......... F . ......... 365-0083 Guana Cay Bakers Bay Marina . .......... 158 . ......... F . ......... 365-5802 Guana Hide-aways . ............ 37 . ..................... 577-0003 Orchid Bay . ......................... 64 . ........ F . ......... 365-5175Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Tours & Excursions Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental . ....................... 475-9616 . ................ 367-2936 . ......................... 367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure . ............................... 577-0004 . ..................... 367-0350 Adventure on Prozac T Cay . ............................ 365-8749 . ...................... 365-4411 C & C Charters Treasure Cay . ........................... 365-8506 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour . .................... 367-2787 . ............. 366-0024 Airlines Serving Abaco Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is . ........................... 367-2266 Air Gate Aviation Daytona/New Smyrna . ........................... 367-3636 American Eagle Miami . ..................................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud . ............................ 367-2095 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach . .............................................. 367-3415 Craig Air Center North Florida . ........................................... 367-3522 IBC Airways Ft.Lauderdale, W Palm Beach . ......................... 367-1336 Locair Fort Lauderdale . ......................................... .... 1-800-205-0730 Regional Freeport ............................................................... 367-0446 Sky Bahamas Nassau/Ft. Lauderdale . ................................. 367-0996 Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale . ..................................... 367-0140 Western Air Nassau . ......................................... .................. 367-3722 Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale . ............................................. 367-0032 Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida Abaco Air . .............................................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters . ........................................................ 367-3450 Taxi Cab Fares one or two passengers Extra $3 for each passengers above two ective Dec 08Clinic, Downtown, Stop Light, . ........................................................ $10 Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry . ........................................ $15 Spring City . ........................................................................................ $15 Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch . ............................. $15 Murphy Town & Great. Cistern .......................................................... $20 Snake Cay . ........................................................................................ $35 Casuarina Point ................................................................................. $60 Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour . ............................................. $80 Bahama Palm Shore . ......................................... ................................ $90 Crossing Rocks . ................................................................................ $105 Sandy Point . ................................................................................... $150 Leisure Lee . ....................................................................................... $50 Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry . ................................................... $80 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $85 Fox Town . ........................................................................................ $165 Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel . ................................................. $ 10 Nat. Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr. Cistern . .......................................... $10 Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea. Eective Dec 08Green Turtle Cay ferry dock . ......................................... ...................... $10 Madeira Park . .................................................................................... $20 Sand Banks . ...................................................................................... $25 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $30 Leisure Lee . ....................................................................................... $45 Black Wood . ...................................................................................... $20 Fire Road & Coopers Town . ............................................................... $40 Cedar Harbour . ................................................................................. $60 Wood Cay . ......................................................................................... $70 Mount Hope . .................................................................................... $80 Fox Town . .......................................................................................... $85 Crown Haven . ................................................................................... $90 Marsh Harbour airport . ..................................................................... $80 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport . .............................................. $80 Treasure Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour . ................................................ $85 Treasure Cay Hotel to Green Turtle Ferry . ........................................... $25 Treasure Cay Hotel to Blue Hole . ........................................................ $30 Attractions Albert Lowe Museum . ................................ Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits . .. Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden . .................... Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum . ................. Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station . .................................... Hope Town Swim Mermaid Reef o Marsh Harbour . ........ Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole . ........... Treasure Cay farm road Art studio & working foundry . ...................... Little Harbour Working boatyards . ..................................... Man-O-War cayPocket Beaches Miles of beach (most exposed to ocean) Items of interest Bring errors & revisions to our attention Revised March 9 12 All phones use area code 242 unless notedwww.theabaconian.comAlburys Ferry Service Marsh H.>Guana Cay/Scotland cay From Conch Inn advised to contact the oce for the changes. Green Turtle Ferry Note: 4:30 pm trip to GTC not on Sundays ** Note: 4:30 pm trip will be made from New Plymouth onlyAbaco Adventures Pinders Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama Bahamas Ferries Summer Schedule only (April to Dec) Sandy Point & Nassau Every Friday & Sunday, except holidays, under 4 hours. Call 225-3376 or 366-4119 Call for rates. The Great Abaco Express* Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 30 minutes Tourisms People-to-People program Be matched with a local person or family with a similar interest such as Bird watching, Attending church, Foreign language, School class visit, Environmental interest. Marine, Native plants, History, Humane Society, etc. This is not a dating service or an offer for a free meal or lodging but an opportunity to meet someone locally with similar interests. Call Tourisms Doranell Swain at 367-3067 dswain@bahamas.comMarsh Harbour . 375-8068 . 477-5996 . 367-0367 . 375-8550 . 366-2163 . 367-3526 . 367-3577 . 367-3941 North Abaco . 477-5037 . 365-0120 . 365-0024 . 365-2405 Sandy Point . 366-4323 . 366-4107 . 366-4249 . 366-4486 Treasure Cay . 559-9117 Casaurina Point . 366-3058 Cherokee . 366-2107 . 366-2115 . 366-2284 . 366-2177 Crossing Rocks . 366-3259 Green Turtle Cay . 365-4261 . 365-4070 Hope Town . 366-0234 . 366-3141 Man-O-War . 365-6502 Charter Boats . 366-0101 . 366-0266 . 366-0245 . 366-3143 . . 365-5140

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Page 24 Section A The Abaconian December, 1 2012 Great Guana Cay Green Turtle Cay Man-O-War Cay Hope Town Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay 242-365-4648 242-367-3450 242-367-2935 242-365-6416 Please view all of our exclusive listings atwww.AbacoCaysRealty.com Contact us at: info@abacocaysrealty.com 242-365-4648 ELBOW CAY BERKLEYS BLUFF31,000 s.f. 0.7116 Acre 100 of Atlantic ocean frontage 275 depth Great elevations overlooks surfers beach. #HTV1125 BRING OFFERS NEW PRICE $375,000. GREAT GUANA CAY SEA TO BAY 148,104 s.f. 3.40 Acre Sea to Sea parcel 201.87 on the Atlantic Ocean 159.15 on the Sea of Abaco overlooking private harbour inclusive 2 boat slips Great elevations Can be Divided. #GGV1008 $1,472,000. CLAIRES BEACH Beachfront building site 31,243 s.f. 0.717 Acre 117 of Atlantic beachfront Dock access good elevations superb ocean views. #GGV1006 $478,000. LOST SHAKER 36,839 s.f. 0.847 Acre 65 of Atlantic beachfront -Dolphin Beach Estates oversized parcel good elevationseasement to beach. #GGV1000 $460,000. ATLANTIS 19,239 s.f. 0.4417 Acre 95 of Atlantic beachfront Dolphin Beach Estates Semi-private dock. #GGV1135 FORCLOSURE MUST SELL! $350,000. SEAVIEW Dolphin Beach Estates 24,292 s.f. 0.557 Acre 136 prime waterfront great elevations fabulous views of Delias Cay and the Sea of Abaco. Shared dock access or can build a private dock on shoreline 8 depth at MLW #GGV1118 $368,000. GREEN TURTLE CAY COCONUT BEACH 63,815 s.f. 1.465 Acre Prime beach front lot secluded beach cove on north end-driveway in place and approved building plans available GTV1172 NEW $675,000. PLAYING HOOKY15,948 s.f. 0.3661 Acre Prime building site Unobstructed views of Coco Bay Public dock accessBeach access #GTV1080 $240,000. MADERIA HILL 65,208 s.f. 1.497 Acre = Dock Access Beach Access Great elevations. BANK OWNED MUST SELL! #GTV1009 UNDER CONTRACT CONCHED OUT 30,361 s.f. 0.697 Acre 125 of Atlantic beachfront 12 elevations beautiful ocean views very private areaadditional acreage available. #GTV1008 BRING OFFERS -$325,000. OCEANVIEW LOT 22,141 s.f. 0.508 acres corner lot Atlantic beach and ocean views beach road access 30 away close proximity to Green Turtle Club. Snorkeling just oshore. #GTV1157 $275,000. NO NAME CAY PARCELS 1. One Acre +/345 of Atlantic shoreline $225,000. 2. One Acre +/250 of Atlantic Shoreline $259,000. 3. One and a Half Acres +/525 of Atlantic Shoreline $418,000. Combine all three for a very private estate. #NCV1188 $225,000 $418,000. SEABREEZE 14,960 s.f. 0.343 Acre close to ocean beach clubs & town. #GTV1173 $145,000. COCO BAY BREEZE Prime building site .2699 Acre Dock Access Beach Access. #GTV1007 $47,500. MAN O WAR CAY SUMMERPLACE 10,719 s.f. 0.246 Acre Prime building site over 150 of Sea of Abaco frontage private dock fabulous Sea of Abaco views. #MWV1082 UNDER CONTRACT CENTRAL ABACO SAND BANKS CREEK LOTS 4&5 #4 1.120 Acres 97.42 on the creek. #5 1.155 Acres 100.92 on the creek. Both lots creek to highway near Treasure Cay. #CAV1182 $89,500. Green Turtle Cay7,264 s.f. 0.166 Acre 877 s.f. 3 Bd.-1 Bath 12 x 16 Shed 90 L Shaped Dock PGT Storm Windows Galvilume Metal Roof 1/2 or Full Ownership Oered #GTH1197 $174,000 $347,000 Green Turtle Cay3 Bedroom, 3 Baths 1,282 s.f. under air 887 s.f ground oor bed-bath-garage 1,597 s.f. decks 15,710s.f. 0.360 Acre 200 on Coco Bay Beach 8,000 gallon cistern #GTH1152 $1,285,000Green Turtle Cay 4 Bd, 2 Bth 1,962 s.f. 2 kitchens 30,874 s.f. 0.708 Acres 360 views 30 elevations Centrally Located #GTH1192 $1,200,000 Man O War CayNorthern Tip of MOW Sea to Sea Parcels 3 Options Available Private Marina 8MLW Private Beaches Exceptional Estate Great Elevations Price Upon Request Man O War CaySea to Sea property 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath 1,096 s.f. Beach Res. 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath 625 s.f. Guest Cottage Land 0.764 Acre Workshop/Laundry #MWH1164 $1,090,000 Green Turtle Cay12,825s.f. 0.294 Acres 1,600 s.f. 4 bd, 3 bth 740 s.f. 2 bd, 2bth guest cottage Fenced yard Overlooking Atlantic Bch Quiet neighborhood Centrally located Community dock access #GTH1161 Green Turtle Cay1,190 s.f. Residence Land 2.68 Acres 150.60 Atlantic Beach 196.60 Coco Bay Beach Dock 50% Shared 3 options available House & Dock $680,000 Beach Lot $340,000 Estate $980,000 #GTH1169 Green Turtle CayMarina Resort for Sale +/-621 on Black Sound available +/-378 Sea of Abaco frontage available +/2.78 Acres Restaurant & Pool Bar Shell Fuel Dock Great for private estate #GTH1151 $3,470,000 Green Turtle Cay1,823 s.f. 0.0419 Acre 1,723 s.f. 2 bd, 2 bth On Settlement Harbour Corner Lot Workshop/Garage Fully Furnished/turn key City water Great Rental Property Water views #GTH1193 $390,000 Green Turtle Cay17,191 s.f. 0.394 Acre 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Covered Screen Porch Wood Floors Shellstone Tile Dead End Road/Private Community Dock Access #GTH1149 $499,000 Great Guana Cay12,105 s.f. 0.277 Acre 60 Atlantic Beach 642 s.f. 2 bd 2 bth 336 s.f. open decks Beautiful views of Atlantic Ocean 10,000 gal. cistern Close to town #GGH1191 $499,000 Great Guana Cay18,321 s.f 0.420 Acre 110 Atlantic Beach +/1000 s.f. 3 Bd 2 Bth master on second level Abacos best beach golf cart 6 KW standby gen. Rental History #GGH1204 $749,000 Scotland Cay -13,601 s.f. 0.312 Acre 84 on canal 2,678 s.f. Residence 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Dock and Lift Plus Dock slip in marina garage #SCH1196 $1,399,000 Green Turtle Cay 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath 928 s.f. 74,182 s.f. 1.703 Acre 198 of Gilliam Bay Beach 478 on the Sea of Abaco Overlooks town ats Boneshermens Dream Property #GTH1205 $399,000 RED BAY & LOGGERHEAD CREEK 0.233 67.42 Acres of prime development opportunity, possibilities unlimited. ACV1184 ACV1185 ACV1186 $139,000 $1,685,500. THE GATEWAY AT WINDING BAY, SOUTH ABACOOver 16 Acres of prime development property 1,638 linear ft of creek frontage. Great location for Eco-Resort or commercial property. Located at the entrance to Winding Bay (Ritz Carlton) and Little Harbour, just 20 minutes from Marsh Harbour airport. SAV1198 $1,750,000. Green Turtle Cay4 Bd, 4 Bth 4,948 s.f. / 2 levels 19,083 s.f. 0.438 Each level private living space/kitchen Sea of Abaco Dock/boatlift/10,000 #GTH1181 $1,990,000 Chris Plummer Managing Broker Faron Sawyer Broker Silbert Mills James Pleydell-BouverieMan O War Cay4 bd, 3 bth 1,255 s.f. Residence 17,792 s.f. 0.408 Acre 768 s.f. Covered Decks 812 s.f. Open Decks 360 Views Shared Auxiliary Gen. Well Kept Gardens #MWH1195 $749,000 Elbow CayBest Estate on Elbow Cay -Beach lot 2.24 Acres 419 Atlantic Beachfront 395 on Canal 2 Cottages with dock Creek Parcel 1.39 Acres 160 on Nigh Creek 25 Elevations #HTH1200 $2,999,900 UNDER CONTRACT Green Turtle Cay 4 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath 2,448 s.f. of Luxury 27,965 s.f. 0.642 Acre 90 on Gilliam Bay Wood Floors Double Golf Cart garage 2,356 s.f. Wrap/decks Built 2009 Tastefully Decorated #GTH1179 $2,595,000 Abaco Cays Realty, Ltd.Specializing in the Gems of Abaco, her Cays

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December 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 23 DECEMBER 1ST, 2012 Nine new Miss Abaco contestants seek crownAbove (left to right): Ramonica Hamilton, Shirley Bien Aime, Ebony Bass, Velmanique Archer, Nevandria Rolle (Miss Abaco 2011 2012), Lillian Miller (sponsor-Rum Runners), for 2012 were greeted by an adoring crowd as each introduced themselves for competition. For more on the story see page 2. 13. Abaco College Fair 2012 held at Agape SchoolBy Mirella Santillo It is time again for high school students to start thinking about their future after graduation. The Annual Abaco College Fair, organized by the Department of Education, was the event to help make up their mind about further studies and careers. universities were on call that day to give the students brochures, answer their questions and talk to them about the programs offered in the college they represented. They also discussed the possibilities of scholarships. Hundreds of students from seven lo cal schools, including Moores Island All Age, attended the fair that was held in at the Grace Gymnasium of Agape Christian School on November 13. After the opening ceremony formali ties, highlighted by the presence of the District of Education Superintendent, Dr. Lenora Black, the students were free to visit the university booths to ask questions, if they had already made their choices. In some cases, the registration fee was waived if they applied at the fair. There were many opportunities presented. The possibilities of further studies in The Bahamas or going abroad, as far Please see College s Page 5

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian December, 1 2012 Nine Miss Abaco beauties unveiled By Samantha Evans On the cool Friday evening of No vember 23, the nine beauties of the 2012 Miss Abaco Pageant were on deck for the ning at 7:30 p.m. The nine young women were adorned in beautiful coral dresses accented with silver rhinestones, which lit night. In preparation for this night, the young women attended practice each night from 6-8 p.m. at Central Abaco Pri mary where they learned how to walk like models. The lessons were instructed by TJ Stubbs, Pageant President. Addition ally, each young woman had to sell ten As each young women walked out to be greeted by the waiting crowd, TJ woman to enter was Velmanique Archer Miss Murphy Town. Her favorite co lour is white. Her favorite song is Imag ine. This young lady works at Inspiration Beauty and Hair Supplies. She enjoys the TV show House and calls Ray her Favor ite movie. She said that she would have liked to meet Martin Luther King Jr. to thank Him for inspiring her. She entered the pageant to get a better understanding of who she is and to develop personally. Ms. Archer is small in stature but large in personality. The second contestant was Alexan dria Baptiste Miss Coastline Construc tion. Her favorite colour is purple. She enjoys the song Adorn by Miguel. She likes to relax and watch Bad Girls Club. She attends the Abaco Central High school where she is a 12th grade student. One day she would like to meet Paul Walker. When asked why she entered Miss Abaco, she stated that because it is something she has always wanted to do. The third contestant to be greeted was Ebony Bass Miss L.C. Hull & Co. Her favorite color is Teal and she enjoys the well-known reggae artist Taurus Ri ley as her favorite song is Superman. She attends Agape Christian School where she is in the 12th grade. She enjoys the popular TV show called Awkward. She loves the movie Vow. When asked who she would want to meet, she simply said Michelle Obama because she is an excel lent role model for women. When asked why she entered the Miss Abaco Pageant she said that she wanted to try something different and gain more experience. Even though she is not a typical girly-girl, to night she was happy to be glammed up. The fourth contestant to wow the crowd was Shirley Bien Aime Miss Dundas Town. She is the height of famous model Naomi Campbell and the tallest of the group. She loves the color purple en joys the song Diced Pineapple. While at home her time is spent enjoying Criminal Minds, which is her favorite TV show. Further she believes that there is nothing like seeing Will Smith and Martin Law Described as a quiet storm, the next contestant to parade out works at First Ca ribbean Bank. Lashawn Bevans Miss Sora yas Boutique loves the color aqua but said sometimes favours the color teal. She enjoys a song from Deitrick Haddon entitled Well Done. When asked about her favorite TV show, she could not name just one. She enjoys watching the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Saved by the Bell, Family Feud and The Nanny. Her favor ite movie is Miss Congeniality. She wants to one day meet the mega church pas tor, author and world renowned Bishop, TD Jakes, because he inspires her. She said that she entered the pageant because she has the potential to be the next Miss Abaco. Five years from now she plans to become Abacos newest dentist. The next contestant works at the Teachers & Salaried Workers Credit stated that her favorite colour is green. She enjoys the show Say Yes to the Dress Above: Nevandria Rolle (Miss Abaco 2011 2012) Above: Erica Pinder (Miss Iggy Biggy Bou tique) Please see Beauties Page 4

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian December, 1 2012 and the movie Pretty Woman. She said that there is one song that always gets her attention and that song is Still I Rise by Yolanda Adams. When she was asked who she would she like to meet, she said Media Mogul Oprah Winfrey because she is known for her kindness and success all around the World. Patricia entered this pageant because she thinks it is an oppor tunity to represent this beautiful island she calls home. Ramonica Hamilton, a twelfth grade student at Abaco Central High School, is Miss Roslyns Boutique. This social but compete. She likes the color blue and en joys listening to Avants song I Wanna Be Close. Her favorite show is Amer icas Next Top Model and her favorite movie is Blind Side. When asked who she would like to meet, she said God as when she dies she would want her soul to be herself as a runway model and a morti cian. She just started learning the piano, but enjoys dancing. The next contestant to wow the crowd was Aisha Zakiya Jones Miss Double R. Services Ltd. Aisha is a 12th grade student at CV Bethel Senior High. She loves the colour purple. Her music taste is so eclectic she could not pick a favourite. She entered this competition to She wants to prove to herself that she can be academically smart and still do well in activities outside of school. She loves Beauties From Page 1 School & Youth News TLCs Say Yes to the Dress and Breaking Amish equally. She would like to meet Hollywoods glamorous twins Tia and Tamara Mowry because they both came from humble beginnings and are now suc cessful black women. She sees herself in Above: Aisha Jones (Miss Double R Ser vices LTD) ing medicine. the crowd was Erica Pinder -Miss Iggy Biggy Boutique. All the way from Hope Town, Erica likes the color purple and the song All my Life from KC and JoJo. But she equally likes Rhianna We found Love. While at home she like to relax with the Kardashians. Her all-time favou rite movie is My fair Lady. She would like to meet anyone from the Royal Fam ily. She considers them the highest form of class and elegance. She entered the pageant because she wanted to see more diversity amongst the contestants. She considers herself a real island girl. en mixed and mingled with the crowd and took pictures. Some of the photos from display for viewing. The photos, every agreed, were absolutely gorgeous. Above: Patrica Curry (Miss Spring City) Cyber Learning Center takes Grade Seven Spelling Bee trophyBy Samantha Evans Friday, November 23 was an exciting day for the school family of Cyber Learning Center. Treneil Adderley won the Grade Seven Spelling Bee for the school. The event took place at St. Andrews Methodist Church Hall beginning at 10 a.m. Sixteen spellers took part in the Spelling Bee which was very competitive; but, round by round, one or two persons were After more than twenty rounds of spelling, the top three were named. In third place was Charminqua Cornish of S. C. Bootle High School. In sec ond place was Jackline Jean-Jacques of was Treneil Adderley of Cyber Learning Center. This competition was organized by The judges for the event were Pastor Jason Quashie, Eunice Mills, and Samantha cates and the top three also received tro phies.

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December 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 School & Youth News as Florida, Canada or New England, were explained. Judging by the amount of inquiry forms piling up on the display tables, it seemed that a lot of Abaco students were in deed focused on their future. Two students from Agape Christian School had already made up their mind that they would go to Flagler College in Florida. Several boys from Abaco Central High School had opted for BTVI (Bahamas Technical and Voca tional Institute). And a girl from that same school assured her peers that she will be go ing to Canada. Another student, Rosemika Charles from SC Bootle High School, was looking for a college that would offer her a scholarship or the possibility to work while studying. Most of the boys favored technical schools such as BTVI or the New England Institute of Technology. As the representative of BTVI, Sama ra Sands, mentioned that the local institute is very popular primarily because of the low price of the credits that are also transferable to other colleges such as Lincoln Institute in Florida or New England Institute, as well as Fanshawe College or Lakeland College in Canada. As the only trade and vocational school in The Bahamas, the institute offers twenty eight programs registered with the Ministry of Education and students graduat ing from BTVI are quickly employed. The Bahamas Electricity Corporation and the Bahamas Telecommunication Corporation are two certain employers of BTVI students. Many young girls inquired at the Lin coln Culinary Institute, located in West Palm Beach, FL, which was represented -Colleges From Page 1 tendant, Erica Hepburn, mentioned that she had a lot of inquiries about international baking and pastry making. She explained that the school offers boot camps three times a year for international scholarships. Pre-Med, business and education were also among the popular subjects. pealed to a number of students. Sara Riley, who represented the school, said that ap proximately thirty Bahamians enrolled each year. Malik Dajuste, with Bethune-Cook man (Daytona Beach), also mentioned the popularity of his school among Bahamians. the school. Among them nine are from Aba co. Bethune-Cookman offers a good schol arship program, ranging from $5,000.00 to $22,000.00 depending on the GPA average and the SAT results. Twenty seven Baha scholarship program. Another college represented for the That school offers over 150 programs. The school is publicly funded by the state of Ontario, so scholarships are not available. But, explained Alix Fernandez-Reyes, there were many other advantages. One of them is that students can apply for a work permit lege. Perhaps the most popular college among local students that day was the Col lege of The Bahamas which, of course, had a presence at the fair. However, a lot of re cruitment is done directly through the high schools. Applications are sent to the schools in September to be returned by the February 1 deadline. RENEW Programme begins at Abaco Central High School By Jennifer Hudson A meeting was held at the Abaco Central High School on November 14 to announce the launch of the RENEW Pro gramme which is scheduled to begin within the next two or three weeks. Coordina tor of the program, W/Sgt. 2483 Jocelyn Smith, is very excited about the inaugura tion of this program which she has been working on organizing for the past year. has been designed to address the problems of at risk students and to provide counsel ing, community work and rehabilitation for those students on suspension from the school. Previously, students on suspension school with no guidance or help and time on their hands that just gave them the opSmith stated that, In future, the time students spend on probation will be used to help them learn and build character so that they will not return to bad ways and also to take them out of problem situations at home and at school. NEW, in which both government and private agencies are involved, will work. Once a student is put on probation they will be referred to the RENEW programme. They will be assessed and counseled by councilors Margaret Smith from the Christian Counseling Centre and Vernelle Swain from the Wellspring Leadership and Development Centre. They will then engage in community service at an establishment such as the home for the elderly and will end of the suspension they will attend a leadership session with Whitney Bain, Di rector of Whitsun Leadership Group and the police at which time they will have to state what they have learnt. They must also write an apology to the school principal showing remorse for what they did. The RENEW program will address three types of offenders: students who commit an offence on property and who will be charged by the police; students in need of preventative counseling and some one to talk to due to problems at home and those students exhibiting bad behavior and who could be a problem in the future. Enrolment in a drill corps for six months, which will be run by the police de partment, will provide additional follow up probation. Follow up after suspension will also include an after-care phase when someone will check on the child weekly and conduct an assessment to see if further intervention RENEW programme will include not only Above: Back row (L-R): Margaret Smith, Basil Longley, Whitney Bain, Pastor Earlin Baillou.Front row (L-R): Ricardo Ferguson, W/Sgt. 2483 Jocelyn Smith, Vernelle Swain, Kimberly Rahming. Absent from photo: Sgt.686 Jonathan Dorsett. Please see Renew Page 6

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian December, 1 2012 Renew From Page 5 School & Youth News the students but also parents and teachers and that parents will play a vital role. It will be mandatorily for a parent to attend one counseling session with the child. Principle of the Abaco Central High School, Ricardo Ferguson, made the star tling statement that, on average, the num ber of suspensions can be anywhere from 50 to 100 students per year. Abaco Cen tral High School gets a bad rap from the community and people look upon it as a bad school. However, it is no differ ent from schools throughout New Providence, stated Mr. Ferguson who has recently taken up the post of Principal hav ing served many years in senior schools throughout the Bahamas. I want the public to be aware of Mr. Fergusons willing ness for this program to take place in his Incorporating this initiative is one of many steps Mr. Ferguson has undertaken to change perceptions about Abaco Cen tral High School and bring about a positive change in the student body. body in the community who feels that they have the time and skills for mentoring to please come forward and give a hand to this program. People may have a degree in psychology or just possess an innate coun seling gift. For those unable to offer their services during the day follow-up counsel ing in the community in the evening would be an opportunity for them to assist. Persons volunteering would not have to head any counseling sessions as there are four councilors who are fully trained but they need someone to assist. There are three ways in which people can help. 1. By being a Big Brother. 2. Assisting with the RENEW coun seling program at the school. 3. Business owners to offer to take students for community service in their es tablishments. Anybody feeling that they can help should call W/Sgt. Smith at 367 5623 or Vernelle Swain at 551 4631. I hope the RENEW programme will make a big difference in childrens lives, the process of setting up a room in the high school which will be comfortable and at tractive and offer a therapeutic and uplift ing environment for the students we will be helping. The Parent Teachers Association is also assisting in the setting up of the room. In addition to those already men tioned in the above article, members of the RENEW programme attending the meeting were: Sgt. 686 Jonathan Dorsett, schoolcounselor; Kimberley Rahming, school counselor and Earlin Baillou, Pastor of New Rehoboth Ministries International. Seventy one prefects installed as leaders of Central Abaco Primary SchoolBy Samantha Evans Thursday, November 15 was an ex citing day for the students of Central Aba co Primary School as seventy-one prefects took part in an installation ceremony to students were engaged in more than three weeks of training in preparation for this ready to wow the crowd and make their parents proud of their accomplishments. The installation ceremony began and 11 a.m. and parents came out in large num bers to watch the swearing in and pinning of their children. On hand were numerous dignitaries and school supporters to share in the occa sion including Senior Island Administra tor Preston Cunningham, Education Su perintendent Lenora Black, and Renardo Curry who is the Member of Parliament for North Abaco and Parliamentary Sec on Abaco; who was the guest speaker. The ceremony began with a student march led by Paul Knowles. Mr. Knowles is a Grade 6 teacher. Once the students had completed their march, they were in spected by Principal Rodney Smith and guests. All prefects were adorned in the schools formal uniform and navy blue vest with well-manicured hair and shin ing shoes. All the guests were impressed by the neatness and pride the students dis played. young leaders. She commended the school for being visionaries and celebrating school leaders. She was most impressed that thirty of the leaders were males which she explained is a good representation of males in colleges and the work place to day. She told the males that God created them to lead so hats off to them. She reminded the prefects that building lead ership skills is just as important as aca demics, so they should take this post se riously. Leadership is caught not taught, she stated. This is done by students mod eling the leaders with whom they interact. She further explained that leadership can be fun and it gives the adults a birds-eye view of who the future leaders will be. Dr. Black reminded the students to always do their best and to be committed to excellence. After the students sang I Am a Promise, Renardo Curry spoke to them. Mr. Curry said he was impressed by the noted that these young people will serve to inspire the rest of the student body to do their best so that they too can become student leaders one day. He told the prefects that his admin istration is committed to training leaders so they are well on their way to a bright future. He reminded them that they did not get to this day on their own but rather their teachers, peers and parents. He en couraged them to continue to work hard and shine as we are all depending on them to succeed. He noted that many will look to them to fail but he stated clearly that failure is not an option. They did not get to this Please see Prefects Page 9

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Pastor Benjamin told the contestants that he wants them to feel good about them selves whether they win or lose. Further he added that he wants this sermon to help them to feel good about themselves when they leave today. He stated that there are many people who do not like what they see when they look into the mirror. He reminded them of some of the things people abuse when they do not feel good about them selves including drugs, alcohol and others. He further noted the increase in sui cide in the country which he believes is a as well. He reminded them that man had high self-esteem from creation but once sin was introduced they became ashamed, had low self-image and felt broken. He told them to remember that: their looks are not purpose, they must focus on the inner beau ty more than the outer beauty, and they should aim for peace, happiness, and joy. He stated that they are Gods master craftsmanship. He chose their looks and position in life intentionally. Finally, he told them that God trusted them with some kind of ministry so they are where they are for a reason. He reminded them that they are still on the easel which means that God the beauty contestants took photos then at tended a luncheon. from the enormous plates of food eaten that all of those in attendance enjoyed the spread. The meal consisted of traditional Thanksgiving dishes, but it appeared as if the sweets table was the most coveted as numerous people battled over the desserts. Never-the-less, the event was well re ceived as members and guests also enjoyed wonderful singing by the churchs praise team and several performances by The Zone kids. What was most encouraging was the fellowship that took place among those in attendance. The vibe was positive and the atmosphere most inviting. All of the food served was donated by the church members. On Wednesday night at 7 p.m., Friendship Tabernacle Church held their Thanksgiving Dinner at the church in Central Pines Estate. This event has been reported to be the best one ever as the attendance far surpassed those from previous years. The food was provided by the church members and followers of the church. While the food was being enjoyed Christ mas music bellowed through the hall and wonderful fellowship was shared. This event is one that ushers in the holiday sea son with persons showing love towards others they may not get to see often and share a kind word with them. The event ended shortly after 10 p.m. Youth Explosion held at Friendship Tabernacle ChurchBy Samantha Evans On Friday evening November 9, youth from churches across Abaco gath ered at Friendship Tabernacle Church for a Mega Youths Revival with guest speaker Prophetess Felicia Archer out of Nassau. The event was organized by GIFTED, the girls group from the host church under the leadership of Sister Bertlyn Linden and Sister Theodora Fer nander. The theme chosen for this night God in this Generation. The purpose of this event was to teach youth how to overcome obstacles in life and live in their purpose. Ms. Archer told the youth about her experiences as a student and a young woman who decided to serve God. She told them that they will see a lot of things happening in school but they have to decide that they want better for themselves. She noted that the temptations can be so strong sometimes that good people get caught up in bad things. She reminded the youth that they do not have to engage determine in their heart that they deserve better than what they see happening. She explained the power of friends and the inthe wrong or right direction. She told Abaco youth that tempta tions come to make them stronger but they must not give up nor give in. Once they remain strong, she explained, they will see and wait on God. Other youth gave their testimony as well which resulted in several youth people coming to the altar for prayer and forgiveness. Gideons distributes Bibles in AbacoBy Samantha Evans Shortly after the start of the 2012 school year, members of the Gideons Group on Abaco began distributing Bibles to Grade 5 students on the island. Accord ing to President Augustine Williams, they have distributed Bibles to all schools in the north except Green Turtle Cay. They are now distributing Bibles in Central Abaco, and then they will wrap up the year by go ing to the schools in South Abaco. He stated that Gideons International is made up of professional Christian men who go around the world spreading the Word of God. Gideon Bibles are also placed in hotel rooms around the world. These men visit all schools to ensure that each school student has a new testament. Roland Marshall wants the students to read the Word everyday as it is Gods way of giving them principles for daily living. He stated that if they read it, the Word will work wonders in their lives. Further, the Bible will help them and all who read it to grow in the love of God. The Gideons Bible has been translated in over 100 languages for distribution all over the world and is now in more than 195 countries. The executive board members of the group are President Augustine Williams, Secretary Roland Marshall, and Treasure Johnnie Pinder. Also travelling around with them to distribute Bibles were Robert Sweeting and Donald Moss. These men also visit churches to solicit for new members and to seek donations towards the pur chase off Bibles for the upcoming year. Bethany Baptist Church hosts marriage symposiumBy Samantha Evans Bishop Bert Williams Jr., of Bethany Gospel Chapel in Murphy Town, held a Marriage Symposium for married couples at the church over two nights November 1-2, 2012. He stated that he decided to host the event because he had done a similar seminar for the singles which was well rehe looked at the institution of marriage as it is ordained by God. According to Bishop Williams Jr., Gods plan for marriage was for it to be a monogamous, heterosexual relationship and to reproduce. Bishop Williams spoke about these reasons in detail using scripture to explain them. He also looked at polyg amy, explaining that this is not Gods will for humanity. He further explained that a person who is married to more than one person at a time is committing adultery. He reminded couples that this oneness is very important, as the harmony of the union is dependent upon it. He stated that riage is not a me, me, I, I institution, but rather a we institution. He explained that it is this inability to become one that causes problems in mar about the four acts that can aid in creating Please see Marriage Page 8

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian December, 1 2012 oneness. They are: communication, com promise, contentment, and commitment. On the second night, he spoke about Gods order for the home. He stated that he understood Gods order for the home is that the man is the head of the home which means that he leads the family and all of the family is subject to him. He is not a dictator or a tyrant but the one who rules with love and care, preparing the family for life and protecting them from harm. He discussed the functions of the hus band and the wife in the home. The functions of the husband are to work for the family, and prepare them for the future. The function of the wife, according to Bishop Williams Jr., is to take care of the home. He spoke to them about the role of a virtuous wife. Finally, he addressed the duties of the husband and the wife. Bishop Williams of the man and woman in the marriage. He told them that this is a very important part of this relationship so it must be protected and viewed as sacred. He told them to keep impure acts out of their marriage as they are unhealthy and are detestable to God. Each night refreshments were served and questions were asked by those present to help them improve their marriage. Church News Marriage From Page 7 Bishop Lernis Cornish retires from active ministry By Canishka Alexander A Retirement Service was held in hon our of Bishop Lernis Cornish of the Marsh Harbour Church of God on November 18 at the Dundas Town Church of God. Bishop Anthony Campbell, moderator, requested that everyone stand as Bishop Cornish and Mother Rovina Cornish were escorted by their children Daniel Cornish and Taanah Newbold to the front of the church. Heavens Jubilee was selected as the opening song, and was followed by a prayer by Bishop Clayton McIntosh. Following the Scripture reading, and a jubilant selection by the Praise Team of both Church of God congregations, Sister Samantha Cornish Numerous tributes were given by col league pastors and bishops. The Bluff Point Girls comprised mostly of the Dawkins Family delivered a memorable performance as they sang the hymns of the past. Meanwhile, an offering was collected before Pastor Stephen Knowles, president of the Abaco Christian Council, and MP for North Abaco Renardo Curry, were called on to make remarks. Both men com mended Bishop Cornish for being a father builder and a great man of God. Members of the Cornish Family also rendered a musi cal tribute to Bishop Cornish and Mother Rovina Cornish. In the absence of Bishop John Humes, national overseer of the Church of God in The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos, the guest speaker for the event was Bishop Leslie Woodside. Bishop Woodside was de lighted that he could attend such a historical achievement. He shared a Scriptural mes sage from 2 Timothy 4:6-8. We are to celebrate today the life of our retiring bishop he is not dead, Wood side expressed. Hes just passing on the torch for he left a legacy. Toward the end of the service, Bishop Cornish and Mother Cornish greeted the au dience. Throughout Bishop Cornishs 44 years of service in ministry, he has served in vari ous capacities as Sunday School teacher, as sistant pastor, elder, acting pastor, district councilman and pastor. Although retired from active ministry, he and his wife wel come persons who would like to visit with them as they continue sharing the Gospel of Christ. Above Mother Rovina Cornish and Bishop Lernis Cornish at his Retirement Service on Nov.18 at the Dundas Town Church of God. Thanksgiving Luncheon By Canishka Alexander The Anglican Church Women (A.C.W.) of St. John the Baptist Anglican Luncheon on November 22. Patrons were served honey glazed ham, roasted turkey, candied yams and pumpkin pie at a cost of $10 per dinner. According to Telanna Newbold, an A.C.W. member, 250 to 300 lunches were prepared, and the support was outstanding. We sold out completely, Newbold exclaimed. Proceeds raised will go toward purchasing blankets, pajama sets, socks, hats for the elderly as well as for the less fortu nate of the community, and the donations will be distributed this month. Above: Distribution of lunches at the First A.C.W. Thanksgiving Luncheon held at St. John the Baptist Anglican Parish Hall on Nov.22.

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December 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 point by being quitters so he appealed to them not to start now. Finally, he re minded them to stay focused and they will continue to soar like eagles. After Mr. Curry addressed the pre fects, the installation began which was led by Prefect Coordinator Samantha V. Evans and Principal Rodney Smith. The prefects were called up one by one as the principal vested and pinned them. They their training and becoming prefects for the 2012-2013 school year. Once they were pinned, Ms. Evans announced the head boy, head girl and deputies. There were eleven students from grade six who were nominated for these four positions. After a few preliminary activities, the list narrowed down to eight. These eight students then went before the admin istrators and the level leaders at the school for impromptu interviews. Once all of the were are follows: deputy head boy-Joey Sands, deputy head girl-Tazmia Cunning ham, head boy Iziah Newbold and head girl Tanae Roberts. The two girls were pinned by Princi pal Smith and the boys by Dr. Black. The prefects then recited their prefect pledge which was written by Ms. Evans and their newly composed prefect song which was written by Literacy Coordinator Kayla Wallace. Shanderia McKenzie, the Music Teacher led the prefects in the perfection of the song which was sung to the tune of The Sound of Music. The prefects will begin duty immediately. A reception followed at the school for the special guests and prefects. School & Youth News Prefects From Page 6 Angels Academy celebrates One Bahamas in NovemberOn November 22 Angels Academy held their One Bahamas celebration. Celebrating cultural themes, students and faculty performed musical pieces and acted out skits. Others recited readings that The event was well attended and ev eryone agreed the students did a good job with their performances. Following the program, complimentary samples of sev eral bahamian dishes were available in cluding souse chicken, johnny cake, conch salad, etc. Angels Academys next event is the Walk-a-thon and Souse-Out on January 26th. Left: Third and fourth grade students per forming the song "Mind Ya Business". On drums is Justin Mcdonald and next to him is Rocky Thompson.Like The Abaconian on Facebook

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian December, 1 2012 Palm Cottage en-GBMERRY CHRISTMAS en-GBPalm Cottage & Wood You have en-GB merged together to serve you better en-GBTo anyone who brings in en-GB a en-GBNEW Unwrapped Toyen-GB Between Dec 1 15 15% en-GB en-GBDiscounten-GBStore Hours: Monday Friday 10am to 5pm Sa turday 9am to 12pm en-GBDon MacKay Blvd, Marsh Harbour, Phone: 367-2300en-GBWe sell Unnished Furniture for every room in en-GB the house, Fully Upholstered & Rattan/Wicker en-GB Furniture, Outdoor Furniture, Lamps, Rugs,en-GB Candles, Home Accessories and, Nautical Decor en-GB for the home and Christmas tree. 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 Sports Eagles post easy of tournament By Mirella Santillo basketball season took place on November 14 at Agape Christian Schools Grace Gymnasium. The Agape Eagles took away an easy victory against the St Francis de Sales Tornadoes, in both the Junior and 59-8 and the second one 71-25. It was an SC Bootle victory all around in the second days games, with the girl team defeating Forest Heights Acade my 25-0 and the junior team winning 38-0. game, defeating the Falcons 55-33. selves facing each other again in a series of games running until January with the playoff starting mid-February. Abaco Central High School, SC Bootle High School, Long Bay School, Forest Heights Acad emy, St Francis de Sales Catholic School and Agape Christian Schoollast years championare this years participants. As a new wave of students arrives, coaches have to face a new group of junior recruits. Most of them have never played Going hard in the paint. Above: the Agape Eagles take on St. Francis (in light blue.) before and have to be trained, stated the new coach for Forest Heights Academy, Kevin Rolle, who was formerly with Long Bay School. The two government high schools have rather strong teams, both in Junior and Senior categories. The Abaco Central High School Marlins will have to answer to a new coach this year, the Principal him self, Ricardo Ferguson. Ms. Penn remains in charge of the junior boys and girls. Two new coaches train the SC Bootle Dynamic Dolphins. Payetta Brown, the Religious Studies and Family Life teacher, has tak en charge of the girl team. P.E. Teacher, Audley Dean coaches a team of ten junior boys. My team is looking good so far, Dean commented. turning coach for the Dynamic Dolphins senior team. Of course the two coaches of Agape Christian School, Godffrey Rolle Sr. and they are sure of their teams worth, espe cially the senior team. It should make for an interesting season. Games start around 4:00pm with through January 7. There will be a month break after December 6. Games for the second round will resume January 9 and end February 8. Three games that had to be postponed because the gym was not available will have to be rescheduled. Above: tip-off of the senior game with Vo gel Williams (referee) throwing the ball for players from Forest Heights (left) and SC Bootle. Coach em up. Above: Coach Dean speaks to the SC Bootle junior boys team.

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December 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 Sports Press Release The 22nd Annual Homer Lowe Me morial Regatta, held off Elbow Cay, was 22 years. Due to the fast ferry canceling, a busy regatta schedule, Hurricane Sandy and other factors, the regatta was delayed multiple times. An opening in the sched was set for November 25. Nathans Bay beach was the venue and turned out to be a very nice gathering spot. Dave and Lenore Muloch, from Little Harbour, along with Steve, came all the way in Mr. G to take care of the race committee responsibilities. The early wind forecast was 10-15 knots. In reality, the racers got 2-7, with subtle shifts. be passed by Jim Kaighin, who was then drew Wilhoyte. Race 2 had Dwayne and it was Andrew Wilhoyte again. Jim Kaighin got off to a good start in were looking interesting when Andrew But Andrew made his way back to 2nd, with scores of 1, 1 and 2. tween Joey Gale and Brandon Sands. It was fun to watch these two young sailors in tacking duels and covering each other. They never seemed to be more than a few yards apart around the race course. Joey second, Brandon Sands had two seconds The crews were very fortunate to have Denis Beauchesne sailing with them, who has a house right on Nathans Bay. He and his wife, Veronica, were very gen erous and allowed the racers and spectators 22nd Annual Homer Lowe Memorial Regatta set sail despite problems The 22nd Annual Homer Lowe Memorial Regatta was held this year despite problems in scheduling and hurricanes. Above: Start of Above: Andrew Wilhoyte, winner of the to use their grill and hold the trophy presentation on their back deck. The participants and organizers wish to Robert Key for cooking those good burgers and hotdogs. Thanks also to Dave and Lenore Mulock, once again. Thanks are also extended to Dave Pahl, for setting the course. Thanks extended also to Matt Please see Regatta Page 16

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December 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 Sand Dollar Shoppe Abaco Gold INVITES YOU TO OUR ANNUAL CHIRSTMAS OPEN HOUSE Friday, December 7th & 14th, 2012 9:00 a.m. 8 p.m. PRIZES:December 7th: $500 Gift Certificate IPhone 4S (unlocked) December 14th: $500 Gift Certificate 37 LCD HD Flat Screen TV 10% 50% DISCOUNT ON Jewelry, Gifts & Clothing NEW INVENTORY GRAND PRIZE:December 22nd: Round Trip to West Palm for Two Hotel for 5 Nights Rental Car for 5 Days

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian December, 1 2012 en-GBTired of being overweight? en-GB Hypertensive, Diabetic, en-GB or just in need of some dietary en-GB assistance?en-GB Dr. Mary McCartney (Consultant en-GB Nutritionist and weight loss specialist) en-GB can help you reach your goalen-GBDr. Mary McCartneyen-GBDr. Mary McCartneyen-GB will be visiting our facility onen-GB DECEMBER 1ST, 2012 en-GBSpecialist in Obstetric & Gynecologyen-GBDr. Nina Grahamen-GBDr. Nina Grahamen-GB will be visiting our facility onen-GB DECEMBER 14th thru 15th, 2012 McCoy and the Hope Town sailing Club for making arrangements in Hope Town. The 23rd Annual Homer Lowe Me morial Regatta hopes to be back in Marsh Harbour in April or May 2013. egory were: Andrew Wilhoyte, Jim Kaighin, Dwayne Wallas, Jeff Gale, Matt Mccoy, Ron Engle, Chris Albury, Tim Sands, Dave Pahl, Robert Key and Denis Beauchesne. The racers in the Opti Fleet were: Joey Gale, Brandon Sands, Chloe Sweet ing, Andrew Joseph, William Cash, Robin Jeantil, Lilly Higgs, Stella Higgs and Khalea Richard SportsRegatta From Page 11 Left: a sailor with the Hope Town Light house in the background. Below: Opti winners from left to right: place) and Brandon Sands (2nd place) All photos courtesy of Jamie Cash Sweet ing in national softball championshipBy Canishka Alexander Last month, the Creters Bulldogs represented Abaco in the Mens Nation al Softball Championships held in New Providence. However, none of the Abaco womens teams were represented this year. Nevertheless, the Bulldogs played exceptionally well against the Bommer G Truckers. Although they lost 7 to 2 to the they did not go down easy. The Bulldogs the Truckers rallied together to score three runs. The sixth inning brought four more runs for the Truckers. Andrew Albury, of the Bulldogs, led the fourth inning, and he also scored the second run for the Bulldogs. The Bommer G Truckers won the Bahamas Softball Federation mens na tional championship title with ace pitcher six hitter with 11 strike outs, while Wil liam Weatherford achieved six strike outs before he was relieved by Lyle Sawyer in the sixth. Tyler Russell replaced Sawyer before the inning was over. Bulldogs Pitcher William Weather Please see Softball Page 22

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December 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 en-GBOCEAN BLUE PROPERTIES Member B.R.E.A. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas en-GB en-GB Sales, Rentals and Property Management ON GREEN TURTLE CAY: NEW!! Two elevated waterfront parcels on the Blu overlooking the Sea of Abaco. Stunning sunsets. Approximately 1/4 acre each with 85 each on the water. Naturally deep water for a dock. Prices to sell TOGETHER for a total of $ 395,000 + 7 1/2% to close.UNDER CONTRACT! Four bedroom three bath home with cottage just steps away from the Atlantic Ocean Beach. Exceptional Buy! JUST REDUCED! Hillside lot, 5,449 sq. ft., at the Sea of Abaco boasting stunning water views! Dedicated boat slip for up to a 35 boat at private shared dock. 6 1/2 draft at low tide. Water and power to site. Asking price $ 200,000 .UNDER CONTRACT! 11,000 sq. ft. lot in Coco Bay just steps from beach and public dock. Asking price $30,000.Deck house cottage. One bedroom one bath cottage on WHITE SOUND waterfront with dock. Property stretches from waterfront on the Sea of Abaco to WHITE SOUND waterfront. $335,000 Waterfront 100 year old two bedroom one bath basically furnished cottage. Located in the heart of the settlement of New Plymouth. Spacious rear patio. Golf cart parking. Just steps from public dock; ferry; restaurants and shops. Owner re-locating. $275,000 UNDER CONTRACT One acre with 85 beachfront on gorgeous Bight O Bay PRICE REDUCTION Furnished two master bedrooms with A/C, waterfront hilltop cottage. Kit/liv/din, cable TV, dock, overlooking Settlement Creek $225,000 UNDER CONTRACT Two-year-old 4 bedroom, 2 bath furnished home. Open plan with soaring ceiling in great room, replace, large decks. Central A/C. View of Coco Bay. Located 40 feet from Coco Bay Beach. Short walk to public dock. Asking price $575,000 NEW PRICE!!! Four bedroom 3 bath fully furnished hilltop home overlooking the Sea of Abaco. Fourth bedroom suite has all round view of Green Turtle Cay. A/C. Swimming Pool. Designated dock slip. Great rental. $825,000 PRICE REDUCTION!!! Rustic furnished two bedroom two bath cottage sea to sea on White Sound and the Sea of Abaco. A/C in bedrooms. Kit/liv/dining great room. Share in private dock. Great swimming and sunsets. Very private. Only accessible by boat. Located a mile from the historic town of New Plymouth. Asking Price $435,000 Summer Breeze: Recently remodeled furnished two story three bed 2 bath home located on waterfront in the heart of New Plymouth. A/C. Satellite TV. W/D. Golf cart garage. Established rental history. PRICE REDUCTION $495,000 Opinion Insights for your InnerspringHow to Think and Dream CreativelySubmitted by Whitney Bain Years ago as a boy I became enam ored with all things English. I watched a lot of English television shows (comedies, drama, theatre, opera and documentaries), listened to the BBC and had an appetite for things that were different (mostly Euro pean). As I grew and was about to leave high school, I envisioned myself pursuing post-secondary studies in Europe rather States. I had no money, and no rich rela tive to sponsor me, but I did have a dream. Eventually my life followed the path of my dreams and I had the privilege of going to Europe for that higher education and was also able to enjoy and appreciate all those things that I had only observed on televi sion years before. After I returned home I recognized an interesting pattern. I found out that I could think something and not too long I would start to see it manifesting. Armed with this new knowledge, I tried several experiments, purposely looking for spe I determined that I got the results that I did primarily because I believed it could happen. During those periods in my life I recall wanting something, stating that I wanted it, believing that I could have it and waiting for it to come and it did come. At the time it was easy and effortless. As the years went on and life happened to me, my ability to think in that way be came blurred. I tried to do what I had done before but it did not work. There were some occasions where I was able to rekindle this ability but it only lasted for a few weeks or months. What happened? Did I no longer have the ability? Were the past incidents atypical of normal human experience? Could I rekindle that ability again? Did I adopt someones limiting thought pattern? As I read chapter 5 of Dr. Schwartzs book The Magic of Thinking BIG, the period of my life, which I described above, came back to me vividly. Dr. Schwartz opens the chapter by stating that if we are to think and dream creatively we must be lieve that it can be done. This is what was so powerful in my life early on; the belief that a thought that came to my mind could be accomplished; that it could actually happen. As a young lad, when I would talk about my future travels, my parents per ceived those dreams differently. From a position of fear, my mother would say things like, Oh thats too far to go to Florida to attend? Conversely my fa ther would say, Son, go as far as you can go. Needless to say, I followed my fathers advice because it was more akin to my way of thinking. Not once have I ever regretted that decision. When you Dr. Schwartz. Creative thinking involves no limits or boundaries. It presents a clean slate, a white canvas and an open sky; to be im printed with words, thoughts, emotions, pictures or to just remain clear, blank and free. In the case of pre-existing condi tions, when creative thinking is applied the results are always new and improved. When applied to new thought the results are foreign, unfamiliar, scary yet full of potential. Traditional, safe, accepted think ing paralyses creative thought. Had I lis tened to my mother, I would have gone to home. I would not have responded to my inner yearning for that which was growing inside. I would have been educated but I Later in chapter 5 Dr. Schwartz observed that a mind that feeds only on itself is soon undernourished, becoming weak and incapable of creative, progres sive thought. Stimulation from others is excellent mind food. He admonishes the reader not to let ideas escape: write them down, review them and cultivate and fertil ize them. I have observed that many people are resigned to keep their thoughts to them selves. Rather than saying what they are thinking, they settle for saying what is ac ceptable to those listening. Creative and progressive thought is the same as expres sive and interactive thought, and it is enhanced through connection with others. or amazing discoveries come through the effort of one individual. It is when persons gather and share their thoughts on a matter that things happen. I notice that people tend to be more free and open with a group they are com fortable with; this is why learning institu tions and any number of other organiza tions are segmented along lines of interests: engineers go to a school of engineering, future pastors or priests go to schools of theology while doctors go to a school of medicine. A teacher saying something to her home-room may not get the same levels of acceptance as if a musician or athlete that the class admires says the same thing. Similarly, learning is further deepened when their understanding of what was said by paraphrasing or asking clarifying ques the currents of your mind every second. When you express your ideas or sit and listen to someone else, your thoughts (like together in groups. The other persons words enter your thought ocean as a new school of thought ject being discussed are similar to yours, they all synthesize together and enhance each other. Your original thoughts mesh with their thoughts and ultimately produce a new strain of thinking that is clearer and more intuitive than both schools of thought before it. These are those oh or aha moments you experience when listening to someone that piques your interest. thoughts synthesize (gather), action must be taken to capture this heightened state of mental stimulation; they must be captured before the moment disappears. The action of writing down your ideas is like mental that the two schools of thought produced and enables you to recall this special mothe more you reread the information you wrote down, the more it gives rise to clear er thought and innovation. In church set Please see Insights Page 22

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian December, 1 2012 Abaco Marine Props Propellers Reconditioned & RehubbedPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Brass Stainless AluminumSandblasting & Marine grade welding on Stainless and AluminumCertied Propeller Repair TechnicianThe ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas ABACO FREIGHTCOURIER SERVICESOcean Air 6671 W Indiantown Rd, Suite 50-456 Jupiter, Florida 33458 Walk-in and special handling nick@abacofreight.com Nick Mazzeo HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURSFriday, December 21st, 2012 we will be closing at 5 PM WE WILL BE CLOSED from Monday, December 24th, 2012 and will Tuesday, January 2nd, 2013 Sorry for any inconvenience this may have causedHappy Holidays! Across 1. Not retail. 4. Second word of the shortest verse in The Bible. 7. This is held annually in Hope Town using home made box carts. 12. A ________ of terms. 13. Trial & _______ 15. The right to vote. 16. When it rains, it ________. 17. To do with both balloons and monetary policy. 18. The crocodiles in Abaco's blue holes are _________.Down 2. This regatta in Elbow Cay is named after _______ Lowe. 3. Written about oneself, by oneself. 5. Dynamic _______; Name of SC Bootle Basketball team. 6. To say som ething twice; to say something twice. 8. Many Bahamians used to "run" this to smuggle goods. scallops, etc. 10. Name of the social program launched recently at Abaco Central High School. 11. A bushy holiday ornament often hung outside doors. 14. Softball team that represented Ab aco in the National Championship; also the name of the college football team that beat 2011 and 2012. Across was responsible for the _______ Plot. move unacceptable parts, typically in me dia. and a type of grouper. guitar. ak. nomic event. Down Sun. to Christmas. intellectual property. species of shark. tinctive feature now gone.November 15 Crossword Answers

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December 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 19 CURRYS FOOD STORE Customer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour front Jana K. Rasmussen, en-GBM.D., F.A.C.Sen-GB.en-GBFor a Womans Touch in Plastic Surgery en-GB en-GBAvailable at Auskell Surgical Clinic en-GBTHURSDAYen-GB JANUARY 24THen-GB 9AM 5PMen-GBAppt. must be made by January 10th For more information about credentials and services, and en-GBFor appointment scheduling, call, fax or email Dr. Rasmussens oce. Phone: 561-833-6688 Website: www.jkrmd.com en-GBFax: 561-655-3609 Email: drjanarasmussen@yahoo.com Book Review: The First Abaco CooksBy Jennifer Hudson The First Abaco Cooks, compiled by Lee Pinder, is a delightful little book. Although only 60 pages in length and ba sically a cookbook, it is also a veritable pot pourri of interesting Bahamian facts. While it would make a useful addition to any Bahamian kitchen, it was also put to gether with our visitors in mind. It would make a wonderful keepsake for people to take back home so that they will be able to prepare all of the native dishes they have enjoyed during their visit here. Several interesting pages on local lore add to its touristic appeal. duced in 1987 by Lee Pinder of Cherokee Sound with the help of some very dear old friends. Lee updated the book in 2004 and has recently updated it further. Her desire was to publish a compilation of recipes which are simple, straightforward and form the backbone of traditional Ba hamian cooking; thus she excluded some recipes that were more modern and were not in line with the old ways of cooking. This is a very personal book as most of the instructions Lee obtained while sitting in the kitchens of her friends in the quaint little settlement of Cherokee Sound at the time the food was being prepared, jotting down the recipes on little scraps of paper. There are no fancy gourmet recipes in this book; the recipes are for everyday and fruit but also whatever was left in the cupboard at suppertime since in the six weeks at a time cupboards were often pretty bare. Lee wanted to collate these is land recipes because people often do not Thirty four species observed during second bird watching trip of the seasonBy Mirella Santillo A group of twelve bird watchers met early on Saturday November 17 for the monthly bird watching and recording of the bird population. The area targeted that day stretched between Stink Pond and Abaco Heights. The bird watchers were able to record thirty four species of birds ranging from Raptors to Warblers and Wa ter Birds. Led by ornithologist Reginald Patter son, later met by another extremely knowl edgeable birder, Dr Elwood Bracey, their approach surprised some Coots, the whole had time to contemplate a Hairy Wood pecker busily pecking away at a dead man grove limb. A Green Heron and a Great Egret also frequented the pond. While walking through the aban doned development of Abaco Heights, all the way to the shore, they were able to observe many bird species in the coppice habitat. The weather was not the best for birdwatching, as it was overcast most of the morning with a light breeze. The berries of Ficus, Gum Elemi and Poison Dis and Dat remember how these dishes were put to gether. Recipes run the whole gamut from soups and chowders to sweets and beverag es and include all the well-loved chowders, souses, boils, steams, stews, smothers and minces. A section on local favourites in cludes such dishes as Island peas n rice, corn pudding, crab and rice, baked wild pork and fried liver and lights. Breads, dumplings and doughs form another sec tion followed by delicious sweets includ ing the ever popular traditional Cherokee Sounds chocolate fudge. A section entitled Putting up for hard times encourages people to make the most of native Bahamian fruits when in season. Details are given on how to preserve coco plums and tamarinds and how to make de licious jams and jellies from fruits such as guava, native cherry, mango and papaya. Bush medicine remedies have been handed down through the generations since the beginning of time and Lee has included a useful list of native plants and their uses ranging from Bay Geranium for colds and A chapter entitled Island Living gives the reader a better understanding of the hardships in these islands during the Great Depression and on into World War II and even up through the seventies. Scattered throughout the book are many uniquely Bahamian proverbs and amusing island expressions. The First Abaco Cooks, priced at $20, is available from Bellevue Business Depot. Another book by Lee Pinder fea turing desserts entitled Coffee and.. is available from Java Coffee Shop and Mon Wood, which are a staple diet of many birds besides insects, had been wiped out by Hurricane Sandy. Also not too many in sects were around, which might be the rea son why, although thirty four species was a good number to record, the number of birds spotted was rather low for the season in that area. The group spent quite a long time trying to identify a hawk perched on a dead tree a distance away, but the bird stayed there in spite of the attempts to make it it. Dr. Bracey used his recorder to mimic lots of bird calls to no avail. The bird of prey would not budge until after the watch ers had departed. It was speculated that it could have been either a Merlin or a Red Tail Hawk, a bird that they encountered further along the way. A Northern Water Thrush and Belted King Fisher were among the interesting sightings. Common Yellow Throats were the most abundant of the warblers. This years Audubon Christmas Count will take place on December 15 for South Abaco. The date for the Northern part of the island is still being debated. The most likely possibility is December 29.

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Page 20 Section B The Abaconian December, 1 2012 Groceries All you need & more! Fruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen FoodsPhone or Fax : 366-2022Mon. Fri. 7:30am 6pm Sat 7:30am-7pmThe Place to be is Cherokee!Cherokee Food Fair Guana Freight Services Regular Frei ght Runs to Guana Cay & Scotland Cay 242-365-5190 Great Guana Cay guanafreight@hotmail.com Sids Food StoreGroceries Toiletries SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Frozen Meat Dry and Canned Goods Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 Recognize This Guy?Meet Him at Snappas Happy Hour on Friday at 5 p.m. to Wish him HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Stealing (Under Investigation)At 2:50pm on 23 November, 2012, a 20 year old male of Murphy Town, Abaco, reported that sometime in the month of September, 2012 some unknown person/s stole his Blackberry cellular phone valued at $195.00 while at his friend house in Murphy Town. Police action requested. Investigation continues.Causing Harm (Arrest and charged)At 5:30pm on 23 November, 2012, a 40 year old female of S.C. Bootle Hwy., Abaco, reported that her nephew, a 16 year old male of Central Pines, stated sometime around 3:30pm, same date, while walking home from school on Forest Drive, two (2) dark males known to him of the Pigeon Peas and The Mudd attacked him hitting him in the head with a rock. Police action was requested. Investigation continues.Shop breaking (Suspect know to Police being sought) At 8:55am on Monday 19-11-12, a 40 year old female of Sweetings Track and manager c/o of a local store situated Abaco Shopping Plaza contacted MHPS and reported that her establishment broken into between 5pm on 16-11-12 and 8:50am on 19-11-12. Police action was requested. patched to investigate. The establishment had been searched but nothing appeared missing. Enquiries continue in this matter.Stealing From a VehicleOn Monday 19-11-12 at 4:30pm a 30 year old female of Forest Drive, Murphy Town came to MHPS and reported that sometime between 8am on Monday 12-1112 and 8am on Monday 19-11-12 some un known person stole her S8-60 12v Battery out of her 2002 Nissan Maxima while same was parked at her residence. The battery is valued at $130.00. Police action requested. Enquiries continue in this matter. House Breaking & StealingOn Saturday 24th November 2012 at 1:55pm a male resident of Jack Lane, Crockett Drive contacted the MHPS via phone and reported his residence broken into between 10:30am and 1:45pm the same date. Entry appeared to have been gained through a southern bedroom win dow and an assortment of jewellery was stolen. Police action was requested. Enquiries continue in this matter.House Breaking & Stealing (Under Investigation)On Saturday 24 of November 2012 at 3pm a 33 year old female of Jack Lane, Marsh Harbour reported to the MHPS that sometime between 10:45am and 1:30pm on the same date some unknown person broke and entered her home and stole and assortment of jewellery. Police action re quested vestigating this matter.Crime ReportOn Sunday 25th, November 2012, Harbour Police Station while on patrol in a marked Police vehicle reported that they came across a two (2) door green Honda Accord which was overturned on the northern side of Forrest Drive and resting in the brush area off the road. Police assistance was requested. General Information: outside of the vehicle who were passengers of the vehicle all suffering from none life threatening injuries, however one (1) male subject was trapped under the vehicle and was unresponsive. The vehicle also re ceived extensive damages to the roof area. Passengers: A 21 year old male minor injuries of Pinders Point Grand Bahama. A 21 year old male of Murphy Town Abaco. A 22 year old female of Marsh Harbour Abaco (Deceased.) A 32 year old male of the Mud Marsh Harbour Abaco formerly of Coral Gardens and Sand Bank Abaco. The scene was visited by Emergency Medical Personnel c/o Marsh Harbour Emergency Medical Team, who rendered medical assistance to the injured parties and made checks of the deceased person who was found with the vehicle resting on him and unresponsive. All injured parties were transported via Ambulance to the Marsh Harbour Gov ernment Clinic for further medical treat ment. The body of the 32 year old male of the Mud Marsh Harbour Abaco, was pro nounced dead by the local Island Doctor. It appears that speed was a factor in this incident, alcoholic beverages were also found. An intensive investigation has been launched into this matter. The body of the deceased was tak en from the scene to the Coopers Town P.M.H. Nassau Bahamas. Investigations into this matter are bevision, Abaco.The Abaconian reminds its readers to buckle up. and demand your riders to buckle up as well. Life is too short not to.

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Page 22 Section B The Abaconian December, 1 2012 en-GBOPEN en-GB HOUSEen-GBNOON TIL 6PMen-GBSaturday December 15th, 2012en-GB SPECIAL DISCOUNTS & GIVEAWAYS SEIKO en-GBWATCHES NEW en-GBARRIVALS en-GBGOLD & SILVER JEWELRY BABY en-GBJEWELRY LOCATED NEXT TO TRAFFIC LIGHT en-GBMARSH HARBOUR, ABACOen-GB TEL: 367-2418 CELL: 455-5528en-GB We nowen-GB Carry an en-GB Assortment ofen-GB SCARVES STAINLESS en-GBSTEELen-GB SETS the championship game after leading in the day the Bulldogs will become the champi onship team. Meanwhile, with the ending of fastpitch season, interest began generating on the island for the formation of a slow-pitch season, and Abaco Softball Association that games would resume on Dec. 2. How ever, several lights were dismantled at the Murphy Town Ball Field during Hurricane Sandy, so until they are reassembled, there are no scheduled softball games. tings, it is often frustrating to hear a pastor restate things year after year without any change coming from the hearers. In many of the churches that I have observed, I noticed that many persons in those churches do not take notes of what is being said. They listen and are excited by what is being presented at that moment but because they did not capture (write down) what was said, they disqualify themselves from being able to go back and review important statements that may have been presented. Synthesized thoughts are never the same. Each set is peculiar to itself and is lost to those who fail to record the information it furnishes. This is why documenting things are so important; it allows you to put yourself in the position to make your self a better individual to think and dream creatively. When was the last time you went 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 Promote your Business by Placing a Business Classied ONLY $ 45 per issue for black & white ad, and we can make the ad for you. Call for DISCOUNTED price on 6 or more issues or color option prices. Contact Us For More Information 367-3200 or email abaconiannews@gmail.com WANT MORE BUSINESS? Abaco Glass CompanyWindow Glass and Mirrors Cut and Installed Commercial Store Fronts Installed and ReplacedDon MacKay Blvd. 367-2442 Yale Windows Big Cat Equipment en-GBNassau 242-457-4SOD (4763) or 225-4SOD (4763)en-GB Abaco 242-357-6975 Fax: 242-367-2424 GRASS GRASS GRASS en-GBFrom Our Farm to Your Door!en-GBWe Now Have en-GBSODen-GBfor Immediateen-GB Delivery! 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 Softball From Page 16 Insights From Page 17 The Abaconian wishes its readers: Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

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December 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 23 VEHICLES FOR SALE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY 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 Buying? Selling?Want more business? A low cost ad like this can bring fast results Call 367-3202 Fax 367-3201 Items for Sale, Employment, Services, Cars & Boats BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Includes: Alumi num 65dBA enclosure, deepsea gprs remote control module, 200 gallon base fuel tank, 250amp automatic transfer switch, 1 or 3 phase, shipping & customs duties, 1 year/1000hr warranty 50% deposit, 10 week delivery. 30kw $19,589.00 60kw $23,960.00. CONTACT: Mr. Patrick Petty Carib Generators (242) 427-3749 / 323-1594 E: sales@caribgenera tors.com / patrick_ptty@yahoo.com MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 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 150,000 miles, auto transmission, 4.7L V8 engine, CD player/ radio, general condition, power lock/windows, A/C, $6,500. Call 242-357-6605 WANTED TO BUY in soundproof box $7,500. Call 577-0340 6-clylinder, standard shift. The same type en gine of a Ford Taurus or Explorer would also work. Call 475-3226 anytime Marsh Harbour, Abaco, seeks personnel for reservations, concierge services & front ofE-mail resume to csworldwidecorp@bww.com 20 Proline w/200 Optimax, less than 250 hrs, always dealer serviced. See at M.H. Boat 458-9712 or email: k.s.goff@bellsouth.net 22 Mako with a 200 hp Evinrude engine. A great comfortable family/working boat. VHF, 2 batteries & bilge pump, life vests etc. $6,500 OBO. Call 475-2063 custom hardtop & windshield with 250 HP Yamaha engine. Asking $20,000. Call 577-0340 26 Paramounts, for sale without engines, 2-full seating (8) seating @ $7,500 each. 4 re duced seating (6) seating @ $4,500 each. Call 367-2833, 367-5958, 577-6943 or 577-6213 sel, aluminum spars, 4 draft. $60,000. Will consider partner. Located in Green Turtle Cay. Call 305-393-2792 or E-mail: pkingsundown er@yahoo.com. Single & Twin Cylinder CS & VA Series parts. Crankshafts, pistons & rings, injectors & pumps, fuel lines, bearings, gaskets and more. In stock in Abaco. Call 477-5741 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS WANTED TO BUYWanted to Buy: Commercial Properties or Acreage in Abaco. Fast CASH buyer. Send location and asking price to AbacoLand@ho tmail.com. Guana Cay, 2 bed, 1 bath apt, fully furnished & equipped. $1,100/mo. Also available by the week. Call 904-982-2762 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 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color highlight on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.comMarsh Harbour, Government Hill, on Dol phin, 2 Bedroom, 2 bath, washer/dryer, cen tral A/C, Great side porch $950 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 2 bed, 2 bath, fully fur nished $1,000 per month. Call 475-4848 Treasure Cay, 1 bed, 1 bath partially furnished apt; washer & water included. Only steps away from beach. $700/m. Call 365-9226 after 6pm PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Rare opportu nity, paved 3400 airstrip, paved roads, marina, tropical lagoon & miles of beaches. Beautiful lushly landscaped RIDGE TOP with spectacu lar views of Ocean coral reefs AND Caribbean Bay. Wraparound deck, diesel gen. 24,000g cis tern, sleeps 8. Priced well below appraised val att.net Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale residential Lot, over looking Sea of Abaco, near Radio Abaco,Lot # 09 G. 6,835 square feet. Call 559 8553 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 Duplex for sale. (2) 2 bed, 2 bath, fully furnished. For more details call 475-4848 Treasure Cay Canal front property with 111 dock, boat lift, davits, & cleaning station. RE$299,000. Call 305-2456043 or hquin1902@gmail.com Waterfront Property on south shore. Deep water shoreline, dock permit approved. Concrete boat ramp for access to the Sea of Abaco. Over one full acre untouched native vegetations. Call to set up an appointment for viewing. 1-242-367-6535

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