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Title: Abaconian
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Bradley Albury
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 12-15-2012
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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAIDWEST PALM BCH FLPermit NO 4595Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service RequestedVOLUME 20 NUMBER 24 DECEMBER 15TH, 2012Flights delayedNew airport sees mid-2013 opening Christmas Bazaar delights with food and games Tourism minister declares Annual Christmas Festival By Canishka Alexander Early morning blaze in Pigeon Peas extinguishedPlease see Bazaar Page 2 By Timothy Roberts Above: the restaurant / gaming room / apartment / dance hall that burned down during the early morning hours of December 10. No loss of life was reported. Despite concerns raised by the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin earlier in the month, the contractors and government have since had fruitful conversations that, despite delays, have the project back on track. For the story, see page 26. Above: Santa was one of the many fun surprises during the Annual Christmas Festival. Wreath-making contests, dog competitions, crash

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian December, 15 2012 ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYWe wish all of our valued customers A Very Merry Christmas & A Wonderful New Year!M/V Duke of TopsailReliable, Dependable and Personalized Service Seasons Greetings Central & All Abaco Bazaar From Page 1 Above and seated left to right: Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe; Senator Gary Sawyer; Renardo Curry, MP for North Abaco; and Edison Key, MP for Central & South Abaco. Above: Angels Academy students performing at the Christmas Bazaar.

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian December, 15 2012 White Sound, Elbow CayFULL SERVICE MARINA WATERFRONT VILLAS For local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.comBahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun.Enjoy a delicious dinner with usSea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Happy Hour Daily 5 pm 6 pmOpen Year RoundCome lounge at The Helm, our indoor barBoat House Restaurant OFFERING SPECIAL MARINA RATES$500 a month for vessels 50 feet or more $300 a month for vessels under 50 feetSpecial effective from August 2012 to February 28, 2013 Christmas Dinner 25th December 2012Time 6:30pm to 9:00pmFor local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.com en-GBChristmas Menuen-GBAppetizersen-GBFRESH STONE CRABSen-GBen-GBSaladen-GBFRESH MOZZARELLA & TOMATOen-GBen-GBEntreeen-GBHONEY GLAZED HAMen-GBen-GBBRAISED LAMB SHANKSen-GBen-GBDesserten-GBBREAD & BUTTER PUDDINGen-GBen-GB** Also serving regular dinner $48 en-GB Central & All Abaco Dogs, wreaths and safety demonstrations highlight early Bazaar funBy Timothy Roberts Above: Bell, one of the dogs dressed up for the Christmas Bazaar dog contest. Above: top three in the wreath-making competition. Left to right: Gina Matthews, Patricia Johnson and Annalee Coakley.

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 Central & All Abaco Abaco Police several mattersWeekend patrols to By Canishka Alexander off festivalBy Mirella Santillo Please see Music Page 19

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian December, 15 2012 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 From the Editor's Desk // By Sea and by Plane: Part I Calendar of Events

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Lost and Found Letters to the Editor ROCK imported & local SAND imported & local 8 CONCRETE BLOCKS 50LBS BAGS ROCK & SAND Abacos cornerstone to constructionVisit our modern facility on the Murphy Town Water Front beside Parkers Landing School not for Bahamians Write to the editor!bradleyalbury@gmail.com Dear Family & Friends,College has always been a goal in my life. First, the goal was getting into college; then it transformed into graduating from college. While abroad, I have had many adventures: under ground tunnel exploration, football games, and many road trips. It has not been all play, as I have worked for an interdisciplinary arts advocacy program, bussed tables, and clocked many hours of late night studying. Its been a great journey. All of these things I could not have done without the support of my friends and family on Abaco. With every new adventure I em bark on, Abaco will always be with me. When I walk across that graduation stage on December 15th you will walk with me. I will make you proud Abaco, just watch! Roll Tide! Kurt Key

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian December, 15 2012 Housebreaking Causing Harm Causing Damages Stealing Stealing Armed Robbery Armed Robbery Crime ReportPlease see Crime Page 11

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 Local Government Marsh Harbour Town By David Ralph Roving Contributor Above: the last Marsh Harbour Town Council meeting of the year. Armed Robbery Housebreaking Stealing Crime ReportStealing Drug Arrest Christmas.

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Page 12 Section A The Abaconian December, 15 2012 Business By Mirella Santillo Memorial Plaza businesses hold Above: a shopper admires the some deco rations on display at the Buds and Blooms Open House on December 1. Below: RBC staff members from the Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay branches during the Home and Auto Expo. By Canishka Alexander Please see RBC Page 13

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 13 en-GBen-GB Further Business RBC From Page 12 BNT receives eco-friendly coatAbove: (left to right) Lynn Gape, Laurence Higgs and David Knowles stand in front of the newly painted BNT patrol boat. An experimental eco-friendly paint was used. Local business donates to childrenAbove: Renardo Curry, MP for North Abaco, accepts a cheque in the amount of $2,000 from Renaldo Gardiner to go towards the purchase of Christmas presents for underprivileged children on Abaco.

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian December, 15 2012 December 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 13

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 Further Business Above: Donna Bain at Iggy Biggy in Marsh Harbour happily helps shoppers during their Open House on December 8. Iggy Biggy is one of many retail stores on Abaco that is both popular with tourists and locals for gifts. Above: Brianna Higgs (right) displays her jewelery at the Tupps Wines & Spirits Open House on Dec 7. Below: Sherry and Percy Pinder greet customers during the annual Abaco Gold Open House.

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian December, 15 2012 South Abaco By Samantha Evans Above: Pilot Club members along with some Miss Abaco contestants assisted an elderly resident, Enza Russell, of Sandy Point on December 1. Her home was painted and other repairs were made by the members. BTC CEO visits Moores Island community Press Release Please see Moores Page 19

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 SprayResort & 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 South Abaco Moores From Page 18 Above: residents of Moores Island attended a BTC meeting held by CEO Geoff Houston. They heard good news from the CEO and learned they would be receiving some phone credits to help make up for the service disruption caused by Hurricane Sandy. Press Release Sandy Point PLP Branch delivers food to elderlyAbove pictured left to right are: Oeisha Flowers Roberts, Prescola Penn (recipi ent), Brenda Bain and Shenique Bain. Music From Page 7

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian December, 15 2012 Specializing in Residential & Commercial Real Estate throughout The Abacos HOPE TOWN HIDEAWAYSBlue Heaven 2B/2B Beachfront home great for two couples or a small family. A short walk to shops & restaurants. $3,250/wk (1-4) $100/wk per extra person. Max 6 Banana Cabana 2B/2B + 1B/B Apt. This house has it all! Private pool set on dune overlooking Atlantic Ocean Beach and floor to ceiling windows capturing gorgeous views. $1.490 M USD Pink Dolphin Quaint Historic cottage on Hope Towns best beach. Authentic conch construction, wooden shutters & oors. This beach house has traditional shake roof, covered porch & attached bedroom suite $1.45 M USD. Buttonwood Bay Great opportunity to purchase affordable lots in a fast growing community. The area even has a community dock for residents. Lots starting at $140K USD Second Chance 2B/1B Bahamian cottage. Great location in Dolphin Beach Estates, a few steps from the famous Guana Beach! Perfect starter/weekend escape. Best priced house on island! Turnkey Property. $230 K USD A Tranquil Landing 3B/2B Located in the settlement of Hope Town directly on the Harbour w/ private dock. Back Up Generator! $2,700/wk (1-4) $150/wk per person. Max 6. Abaco Pineapple Beach 4B/3B Oceanfront rental home with swimming pool. Back Up Generator! $4,000/wk (1-4) $250/wk per person. Max 10 Harbour Hideaway Spacious Home on ridge overlooking the Hope Town village and a second 1B/1B Cottage (Love Nest) on the Sea of Abaco. $1.725 M USD Paradise 6B/4B Custom designed luxury estate stretches from Atlantic Ocean to White Sound & Sea of Abaco. Perched on high dune. Main house, guest cottage, pool & 4 berth dock! $4.7 M USD NEW PRICE The Cays By David Ralph Roving Reporter Above: Dr. David Steadman, who has done extensive research on Abaco, makes his FRIENDS Film Festival Town, Green Turtle and Treasure CayPress Release The Island President, End of the Line Conservation in Abaco The Island President The Island President The End of the Line Please see Films Page 30

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian December, 15 2012 Cargo Service on demand at your convenience Bahamas, Caribbean, Central & South America Our Fleet: DC-3 for large volume loads Caravan C-208 Cargo Master 15001 NW 42nd Ave (Warehouse) Suite 122 Opa-Loka, Florida 33054 Flightexpresso@aol.com Tel: 305-687-5880 Fax: 305-687-5882 Spotlight on Sea Spray Competition and 2013 Love Rush Central & All Abaco $800 seed money being presented. Above and left to right: William Davis, Colin Curry and Junior Mernard.Visit us attheabaconian.com

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 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 Across Down For December 1

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Page 26 Section A The Abaconian December, 15 2012 The Moorings Yacht ChartersThe Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class The Conch Inn Resort Curly Tails The Conch Inn Resort and Marina Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you. The Conch Inn Marina Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tide North Bar Channel January 2013 SAILING VACATIONSCruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new sailing yachts 36 ft. mono hull or 38 ft. catamaran Sunsail By Timothy Roberts Central & All Abaco

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 27 Dr. Rashida Brown-Clarke; Psychiatry Please call for date Dr. Charles Diggis: General Surgery/Lap Band Surgery Please call for dates Dr. Arthur Clarke: Jan 31st Dr. Carnille Farquharson; Family Medicine Dec 19th Dr. Winston Forbes; Cardiology/Internal Medicine Call for dates Dr. F. Bartlett; Pediatrics Please call for dates Dr. Lucio Pedro; Obstetrics/Gynecology Please call for dates Dr. Timothy Williams, General Practice Please call for dates Dr. N. Akazie, Dec 14th, 21st & 28th Dr. Marc Binard, General Practice & Internal Medicine Jan 6th 18th Dr. George Charit; General Practice, Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine, Daily Dr. Rogers; Opthamologist Jan 10th Dr. George CharitMEDICAL D IRECTOR Integrated Medical Centeris 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 Eco To-Go contain ers arrive in Abaco for large scale distributionPress Release Further Business Royal Bank of Canada items to Pilot ClubBy Samantha Evans By Samantha Evans Diamond Travel AgencyBy Samantha Evans Bahamas Concierge ServiceBy Samantha Evans Entrepreneur Watch

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Page 28 Section A The Abaconian December, 15 2012 By Mirella Santillo Above: Ximena Thompson, president of the society, inspecting some orchids at the Christ mas Luncheon. Central & All Abaco Horticultural Society of The Bahamas Abaco Branch holds Christmas LuncheonDecember 1 Crossword Answers

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 29 To our Customers and Friends, at the close of another year, we at Price Right Ltd would like to say Thank You and wish you Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year!

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Page 30 Section A The Abaconian December, 15 2012 en-GBArea Code 242 unless listed otherwiseen-GB en-GB Island-wide Abaco Listingsen-GBAbaco Cottage + 114 hse 366-0576en-GB en-GBAbaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529en-GBCherokee Lee Pinder + 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075 en-GBGrand Cay Rosies Place 352-5458 en-GBGreen Turtle Cay Barefoot Homes 14 hse 577-4092 Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4247 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island Properties + 34 hse 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties + 34 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 en-GBGuana Cay Dive Guana + 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Guana Sunset Beach 13 units 365-5133 Ocean Frontier 6 cott 519-389-4846 Wards Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth Sands + 9 hse 365-5140 en-GBHope Town Abaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Crystal Villas 5 villas 321-452-0164 Elbow Cay Prop + 53 hse 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways + 63 hse 366-0224 Hope Town Inn 6 rm 4 Villas 366-0003 Hope T Villas + 3 hse 366-0266 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages + 4 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 6 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key + 43 hse 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557 en-GBHotels and House Rental Agentsen-GBLubbers Quarters Sea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121 en-GBMan-O-War Island Home Rentals + 2 hse 365-6048 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072 Waterway Rentals + 14 hse 365-6143 en-GBMarsh Harbour area Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719 Abaco Towns 16 apts 367-0148 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 Living Easy + 16 hse 367-2202 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Regattas 32 apts 577-6764 HG Christie + 11 hse 367-4151 en-GBSandy Point Oeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort 14 rm 366-4119 en-GBSpanish Cay Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083 en-GBTreasure Cay Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 5 units 877-786-8455 Treasure Cay Resort + 95 rms 365-8801 Marks Bungalows 4 units 365-8506 Abaco Estate Services + 365-8752 Island Dreams Rental + 357-6576 en-GBTurtle Rock Villas at Palmetto Beach 3 villas 262-820-1900 en-GB en-GBWood Cay Tangelo Hotel 14 rm 1 villa 365-2222 en-GBWeb Sites with Abaco Informationen-GB en-GB http://www.abaconian.comen-GB http://www.abacoinet.comen-GB http.//www.abacoinfo.comen-GB http.//www.abacocottage.comen-GB + agents with multiple cottages and housesen-GB http://www.abacos.comen-GB http://www.oii.neten-GB http://www.bahamas.comen-GBRev. March 2012 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 Local outdoor enthusiasts recently noticed that one of their favourite spots had been cov ered in garbage. The area, Matthews Point, is home to wildlife and pristine ponds and waterways. Currently the road that normally leads to the ponds has been blocked with debris from illegal dumping, making the road impassible to vehicles. Above: the road that once lead to a favourite picnicing spot now is blocked by garbage. Below: debris at Matthews Point seen smoldering. The effort required to bring all the illegal garbage to this once pristine site hardly seems worth it. Abacos more scenic areas The End of the Line Films From Page 20 Merry Christmas and the editor and staff of The Abaconian.

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 31 Dive Shops Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour . ..................... 367-2963 Above & Below, Marsh Harbour . ................................. 367-0350 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour . .............................. 367-2787 Dive Time, Man-O-War................................................365-6235 Froggies, Hope Town . ................................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay . ...................................... 365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay . ....................................... 365-4411 Dive Guana . ................................................................ 365-5178Man-O-War Dive Shop . ................................................365-6013 A & P Car Rentals . ............................................. 367-2655 Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals . .............................. 367-1035 B & B Boat Rentals . ........................................... 367-7368 Bargain Car Rentals . .......................................... 367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals . ................................... 367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals . ....................................... 367-5570 Cruise Abaco. . .................................................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) . ...................... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals . ...................................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars . .................. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals .......................................... 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals . .................................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ......................................... 367-4887 The Moorings Boat Rentals . ............................. .367-4000 Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental . .................. 365-4411 C & D Cart Rental . ............................................. 365-4084 Cruising Cart Rentals . ........................................ 365-4065 D & P Cart Rental . ............................................. 365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals . ....................................... 365-4119 Kool Karts . ........................................................ 365-4176 Reef Boat Rentals . ............................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes . ...................................... 365-4147 T & A Cart Rentals . ............................................ 375-8055 Donna Sands Cart Rentals . ............................... 365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes . ................................. 365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals . ..................................... 354-5175 Lubbers Quarters Cruise Abaco . ............................................. 321-220-8796 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals .................................. 365-6502 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals . ................................. 365-6024 Waterways Boat Rental . ................ 357-6540 & 365-6143 Cats Paw Boat Rentals . ..................................... 366-0380 Elbow Cay Cart . ................................................. 366-0530 Hope Town Cart Rentals . .................................. 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals . .......................................... 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals .............................. 366-0282 J Rs Cart Rental . ................................................ 366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals . .................................... 366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals . ............................................ 366-0069 Adventure on Prozac Kayak . ............................ 365-8749 Blue Marlin Rentals. . ......................................... 365-8687 Cashs Carts . ...................................................... 365-8771 Cornish Car Rentals . .......................................... 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals . ............................................... 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals . ........................................... 365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks . ............................. 365-8749 Visitors Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Abaco Pizza. . ................................ $ . .................. 367-4488 Anglers . ................................... $$$ . .................. 367-2158 Blue Marlin . ................................. $ . .................. 367-2002 Curly Tails . ............................... $$$ . .................. 367-4444 Ginos . .......................................... $ . .................. 367-7272 Golden Grouper . ........................ $ . .................. 367-2301 Island Family Rest . ....................... $ . .................. 367-3778 Java Coee House . ....................... $ . .................. 367-5523 Jamies Place . ............................. ..$ . .................. 367-2880 Jib Room . .................................. $$ . .................. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken . ............... $ . .................. 367-2615 Mangoes . ................................. $$$ . .................. 367-2366 Pops Place + . .............................. $ . .................. 367-3796 Snack Shack + . ............................ $ . .................. 367-4005 Snappas . .................................... $$ . .................. 367-2278 Wallys . .................................... $$$ . .................. 367-2074 Abaco Inn . .............................. $$$ . .................. 366-0133 Capn Jacks . ................................ $$ . .................. 366-0247 Harbours Edge . ......................... $$ . .................. 366-0087 H T Coee House (B & L) . .............. $ . ................. .366-0760 H T Harbour Lodge . .................. $$$ . .................. 366-0095 Munchies . .................................... $ . .................. 366-0423 OnDa Beach . .............................. $$ . .................. 366-0558 Sea Spray . ............................... $$ . .................. 366-0065 Sugar Shack + . ............................ $ . .................. 366-0788 Petes Pub . .................................. $$ . .................. 366-3503 Cracker Ps . ................................. $$ . .................. 366-3139 Bradleys on the Harbour . ............. $ . .................. 365-6380 Dockn Dine . ................................. $ . .................. 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar . ................ $ . .................. 365-6501 Bakers Bay Market Place . ...... $$$ . .................. 612-1021 Grabbers . ................................... $$ . .................. 365-5133 Nippers ..................................... $$ . ................. 365-5143 Orchid Bay . ............................... $$$ . .................. 365-5175 Coco Beach Bar & Grill. . ................ $ . .................. 365-8470 Florences Cafe . ............................. $ . ................. .365-8354 Spinnaker Restaurant . ............. $$$ . .................. 365-8469 Touch of Class . ........................ $$$ . .................. 365-8195 Treasure Sands Club . ................ $$$ . ................. .365-9385 Blu House . ............................. $$$ . .................. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro . ...................... $$ . .................. 365-4200 Green Turtle Club . .................... $$$ . .................. 365-4271 Harveys Island Grill . ................... $$ . .................. 365-4389 McIntoshs Restaurant . .............. $$ . .................. 365-4625 Miss Emilys Restaurant . ............. $$ . .................. 365-4181 New Plymouth Inn . .................... $$ . .................. 365-4161 Pineapple Restaurant Bar & Grill . $$ . ................. 365-4039 Plymouth Rock Cafe . .................. $$ . .................. 365-4234 Shorties Take-a-way...................$$..................365-4342 Sundowners . .............................. $$ . .................. 365-4060 Nancys ...................................... $$ . .................. 366-4120Everyone reads The Abaconian B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667 Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Man-O-War 365-4019 Abaco Crash & Rescue 365-9111 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 T reasure Cay 365-8749 Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour . ...................... 367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic . ................................ 367-0020 Integrated Medical Center . .......................................... 367-1304 Emergency . ............................................... 458-1234 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre . ................................... 367-0049 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour . ............................ 367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay . ..................................... .... 365-8288 Government Clinic Coopers Town . .............................. 365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay . ........................... 365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town . ................................... 366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point . .................................. 366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town . ...................................... 365-2172 Blu House ....................... 45 . ......... F . ......... 365-4200 Green Turtle Club . .............. 32 . ......... F . ......... 365-4271 Black Sound Marina . .......... 15 . ..................... 365-4531 Other Shore Club . ............... 12 . ......... F . ......... 365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service ........... 10 . ......... F . ......... 365-4033 Treasure Cay Marina . ........ 150 . ......... F . ......... 365-8250 Man-O-War Marina . .......... 26 . ......... F . ......... 365-6008 Boat Harbour Marina . ...... 183 . ......... F . ......... 367-2158 Conch Inn . .......................... 75 . ......... F . ......... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina . ........ 36 . ......... F . ......... 367-2182 Mangoes Marina . ............... 29 . ..................... 367-4255 Marsh Harbour Marina . ...... 52 . ......... F . ......... 367 2700 Hope Town Marina . ............ 16 . ..................... 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways . ................................ 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina . .............. 6 . ......... F . ......... 366-0154 Sea Spray . .......................... 60 . ......... F . ......... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Marina . ........... 75 . ......... F . ......... 365-0083 Bakers Bay Marina . .......... 158 . ......... F . ......... 365-5802 Guana Hide-aways . ............ 37 . ..................... 577-0003 Orchid Bay . ......................... 64 . ........ F . ......... 365-5175Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental . ....................... 475-9616 . ................ 367-2936 . ......................... 367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure . ............................... 577-0004 . ..................... 367-0350 Adventure on Prozac T Cay . ............................ 365-8749 . ...................... 365-4411 C & C Charters Treasure Cay . ........................... 365-8506 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour . .................... 367-2787 . ............. 366-0024 Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is . ........................... 367-2266 Air Gate Aviation Daytona/New Smyrna . ........................... 367-3636 American Eagle Miami . ..................................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud . ............................ 367-2095 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach . .............................................. 367-3415 Craig Air Center North Florida . ........................................... 367-3522 IBC Airways Ft.Lauderdale, W Palm Beach . ......................... 367-1336 Locair Fort Lauderdale . ......................................... .... 1-800-205-0730 Regional Freeport ............................................................... 367-0446 Sky Bahamas Nassau/Ft. 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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 24 DECEMBER 15TH, 2012 Survival exercises challenge cadets Above: the winner of Top Model and National Costume Contest. Lashawn Bevans, struts along the catwalk. This event is one of several, including the upcoming Swim Suit Contest, that will decide the new Miss Abaco. National Costume brings contestants one step closer to the Miss Abaco crown By Samantha Evans In one of the most talked about events to take place as part of the Miss Abaco 2012 schedule, the seven remaining con testants in the Miss Abaco Pageant were dressed and ready to prove that they were the best on the run way. The event was held on December 2 at Rum Runners in were Erica Pinder, Patricia Curry and Lashawn Bevans. The top three National Costume contestants were Aisha Jones, Patricia Curry and Lashawn Bevans. Approximately two hundred people were present to cheer the contestants on as they competed for the title of Top Model and National Costume. The Top Model award stands on its own and does not count towards the pageant. However, the lady who wins the National Costume competi tion automatically advances to the semiladies searched high and low for the best costume to portray what makes the Baha mas unique. According to Miss Abaco President, TJ Stubbs, both areas were judged based on a formula provided by Abaco Pageantry Systems. Top Model was judged based on walk, poise, print model appeal, presence, beauty, presentation and overall impres Please see Costume Page 2 Cadets-in-training were run through a gamut of training and survival exercises to prepare them for the rigors of service. For more on the story see page 5.

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian December, 15 2012 sion. National Costume was based on all stated except walk. The afternoon was divided into four parts. The opening was a red carpet af fair as the ladies were dressed like they were going to the Academy Awards or the Golden Globe. The second set was the all-white attire, where the contestants Gaga, Junkanoo all-white couture, warrior goddess and modern day bride with 1930s Costume From Page 1 contestants designed a swim suit that spoke to their personality. The swim suits ranged from simple couture to runways in Paris. testants depicted a proud Bahamian heritage. All of the costumes, except the formal wear, was inspired, and in some cases designed, by the contestants. The formal on the runway and much talk about who would come out on top, the top three con testants for each category was named. For Top Model in third place with 1460 points was Erica Pinder. In second place with 1524 points was Patricia Curry. The win ner with 1646 points was Lashawn Bevans. In the National Costume category in third place with 731 points was Patricia Curry. In second place with 736 points was Aisha Jones. The winner with 755 points was Lashawn Bevans. Patricia Curry was dressed as a sun goddess, Aisha Jones was dressed as an Afro-Bahamian straw doll and the winner was dressed as the national Please see Pageant Page 5 Top right hand corner and clockwise: Velmanique Archer in all-white, Aisha Jones as an Afro-Bahamian straw doll, Patricia Curry as a sun goddess, and directly above sport ing two very familiar Abaco icons Erica Pinder.

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 The scores from national costume will follow the contestants through to pageant night. According to president of Abaco Pageantry Systems, TJ Stubbs, the event was a success and far surpassed the accomplish ments of last years event. This year they have gone to great lengths to prepare the contestants to compete internationally. He plans to use this pageant as a spring board to do more community work and more pos itive things on the island. He believes that this top model event exposed the creativity that is on the island. The judges for the event were Domi Nevandria Rolle, the current Miss Abaco. All of the stands for the pageant were pur chased by former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham. He also paid for all of the Miss Abaco ads aired on the local radio. Other posters to come will also be courtesy of Mr. Ingraham. Bottom left: Ebony Bass. Bottom Right: Ramonica Hamilton. School & Youth News Pageant From Page 2 By Mirella Santillo A large group of Royal Bahamas Defense Force Cadets from seven local schools met during the morning of De cember 1 to participate in a survival train ing exercise. Fifty seven new recruits and sixteen installed cadets, altogether sev enty four children, met Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at the corner of South Side Road and SC Bootle Highway in Murphy Town. They were supervised not only by their local advisors, but also by a group of De Local cadets participate in survival exercisesAbove: cadet trainees prepare to perform a survival exercise in the harbour. Nassau on November 29 to coordinate the operation. Roodatram Kawalran and Thrishka Johnson, from SC Bootle High School, had come with approximately twenty children from Coopers Town and Green Turtle Cay; about the same number of stu dents from Abaco Central High School ac companied Shantell Penn. The remaining thirty plus children belonged to private schools from the Marsh Harbour area. Please see Cadets Page 6

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian December, 15 2012 Man-O-War HardwareNon-Corrosive HardwareAn Extensive Selection of Brass, Stainless & MonelBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel BoltsStainless Steel Hurricane Clips#1 LumberPlain & Pressure TreatedPine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyInterior, Exterior & MarinePLYWOOD For quotes or information Call Walter Sweeting l Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, BahamasPh: (242) 365-6011 Fax (242) 365-6039 trice Riley, Leading Seaman Edison Rolle as well as Able-Mechanic Al Rahming shared the duty of training the youngsters during the several hours exercise. The cadets accompanied by their ad to ten miles on SC Bootle Highway, from South Side Road to Calcutta Shipyard, continuing on Crocket Drive up to Eliza beth Drive, all the way to the Port, their two hours to reach their destination. But it was not the end of the exercise, but mere ly the beginning. After a break of a few minutes, they took part in the most impor tant lesson of the day: how to survive and help others in case of a disaster at sea. The walk, which had been preceded by stretching and warm-ups, was a much needed stamina-building exercise because the next exercise the uninstalled cadets had to take turns dragging one of their were divided in groups of ten and were garbed with life jackets. It took a while cadets how to properly secure the life jacket, so it would help, instead of im pair, them. Each group had a captain in charge of their passengers. His duty was to order the others to abandon ship. And, as a good captain, they were to be the last to jump in the water. One by one they stepped into the wa ter. The area of exercise was limited to one side by the Duke of Top Sail and on the other by a rope that had been tiedup from a buoy to the ramp. Marine Sea man Chadwick Eneas and Able-Mechanic ready to command, advise or help. All participated, regardless of how comfort able they may or may not have been. It School & Youth News Cadets From Page 5 was one of three exercises mandatory for installation; so there was no way out for those wanting to become a Royal Baha mas Defense Force Cadet. Once the rescue practice had been performed, they were told to hold hands is twofold. It offers greater visibility for rescuers and the water within the circle is warmer than the ambient water, so each victim can take turn to warm up inside the circle should they be forced to remain in the ocean for a long period of time. It was well after lunch time when the survival exercise ended. It had been a tough morning for most of the trainees, but, while they were swimming, the re ward in the form of an energizing meal stalled cadets. Able-Mechanic Cranstan Taylor, was unable to attend the event. He had a sad duty to perform: taking a group of installed cadets to a funeral service for the mother of one of the cadets. Above: Royal Bahamas Defence Force Cadet trainees perform an open-water survival drill. Interlinking arms and form ing a circle makes the group more visible to search parties and keeps warm water close. Both vital in case of extended periBy Mirella Santillo For the second year in a row, the same three-girl team from SC Bootle High School won the local debates which were held on November 14 and November 28 at St Andrews Methodist Church. Malesha Joseph, Lakera Archer and Kirklin McIntosh representing Abaco Central High School debated against the SC Boo tle High School team comprised of Sher rie Romer, Rosemika Charles and Shantell Bernardin. The discussions topic was: Be re solved that the National Lottery is the so lution for funding sports and education in gave the victory to SC Bootle High School. Abaco Central High School was out of the contest with a third place. The debates continued on November 28 with the SC Bootles team confronting The SC Bootle Debate Team took Abaco for the second time this year. They will repre sent Abaco in Nassau during the upcoming National Debates. Above: Shantell Bernadin, Rosemika Charles, Sherrie Romer and Coach Nadira Kawalram. Students debate for chance at Nationalsthree students from Moores Island All Age School. They debated on the same topic: Be it resolved that The Bahamas is SC Bootle was given the proposition role. Leslie Rolle, District of Educathought that both sides forwarded good ar guments. Moores Island brought forward the breakdown of society in The Bahamas and the immorality associated with it. They mentioned the rate of murders and the dis integration of the family. SC Bootle countered by citing the constitution which is based on Christian principles. They interviewed members of the Christian Council and people in the community and supported their arguments with quotes from the Bible. They conclud Please see Debates Page 7

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 School & Youth News ed that in spite of the weakness of man in general, The Bahamas was still a Christian nation. It was the rebuttal that decided on the winner. Sherrie Romer took the stand for SC Bootle and spoke for approximately three minutes, while her opponent Nicho las Darville concluded in a shorter time. According to his coach, Dawnette Camp bell, it was the rebuttal that he found most Island Astron Johnson, Nicholas Darville and Kenecia Musgrove participated in a debate competition. The panel of judges was represented by Sandra Edwards, Eunice Mills and Pas tor Jason Quashie who was the head judge. In his comments before handing out the trophies, he praised the students of both schools for their presentation and their research. But he also pointed out some areas of weakness such as poor pronunciation or School took the second place. individual trophy. SC Bootle was awarded the overall school trophy. The High School Students Debates will continue on January 18 in Nassau. The three SC Bootle students will repre sent Abaco. Last year they went up to the Debates From Page 6 By Samantha Evans Saturday, December 1 was an excit ing day for seventeen locals who gradu ated from Success Training College Center for Extended Studies. They all graduated of business. At 6:30 pm, the church hall of Change Ministries International was well-wishers were present to witness the graduation of their loved ones. The theme chosen for this occasion was Soaring Be yond the Challenges Towards a Brighter Seventeen graduate from Success Training CollegeThese students have worked hard, but they all marched proudly into the hall. Dr. Deswell Forbes, President of the College, announced them to the audience as they prepared to receive their Associates of Arts Degrees. Once Gods presence was invoked upon the gathering in prayer, the ceremony began. Sharon Rolle, Center Administrator, welcomed all to the gradu ation followed by the passing of the torch by Shrynal Boyd, Class of 2012, to Dave Darville, Class of 2013. Dr. Lenora Black, Superintendent of Education for the Abaco District, brought brief remarks followed by the keynote ad dress by Renardo Curry, Member of Parliament for North Abaco and Parliamen Minister on the island of Abaco. Dr. Black was proud to be present to witness the sec ond graduation of Success Training College on the island of Abaco and commend ed all stakeholders for a job well done. She highlighted the two males in the graduat ing class especially since the Class of 2009 only graduated one male. Dr. Black sees this as a 100% in crease in male enrollment, which is commendable. She told the graduates that as we approach forty years of independence, it should bring all to a place of soberness. She asked them to think of a very impor She stated that the studies they went through should have been sought after to better the world and not solely for their mended the graduates for stepping forth to attain higher learning at a time when lead ers are being sought all around the world. She spoke to them about higher education degree. She told them that they will earn higher wages, have lower blood pressure, live a healthier lifestyle, have greater job satisfaction, experience greater stability, better prepare their children for the future Please see Success Page 8 Above: the 2012 graduates of Success Training College along with Dr. Deswell Forbes and MP for North Abaco, Renardo Curry. All students received an Associates Degree.

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian December, 15 2012 Ron-Paul Cabinets PlusVisit our Showroom Located Opposite the old Lowes PharmacyOwners: Ronnie & Pauline RobertsPhone: (242) 367-0546 Mattresses Box Springs Bed FramesSerta Pillowtop Mattress.. Queen $440 BYCYCLES Cartoon Toddler Bedsw/Mattress $175 CARPET & PADDING GE 4.5 CU.FT. FRIDGE $220 Rollaway Beds $245 Metal Twin Over Full Bunk Bed $550 with 2 Reg Mattress $950 Black or White Metal Twin Over Twin Bunk Bed $450, with 2 Reg Mattress $782 Wooden Twin Over Twin Bunk Bed Only $575 with 2 Reg Mattress $855Eureka Vacuum Cleaner Parts & Repairs and model change in their home, commu nity and Abacos at large. She told them to go light their candle, and then individu ally they must stand proud and light their world. Mr. Curry told the graduates that af ter the struggles, challenges, babysitting their lives. He stated that there were others who started out with them but they fell by and are now reaping the rewards. He candidly reminded the graduates that the world today calls for advancement of education, so in The Bahamas we must produce talent in a variety of skill sets and disciplines like other countries are doing. As they move forward, he told them to remember that they will be tried and tested but they have proven that they can told them not to become complacent, but seek to advance themselves further. They should never settle for mediocrity, but rather reach for the stars. As a result of this milestone, he stated that they will in their accomplishments to impact the com munity in a great way. Following Mr. Curry, the conferral and charge was given to the graduates by President Forbes. He thanked Dr. Black for her support and stated that they are looking forward to doing greater things on the island of Abaco. He told the graduates that distinguish themselves from the crowd, be exceptional and soar well beyond average. He told the graduates not to limit themselves to what they have already achieved but use it as a spring board to greater achievements. Use this accomplish ment as a passport to unlimited destinations and not as a permit that limits them to a single activity. He spoke about successful persons in the community and the legacies they have left begin. He told them that even though their forefathers and parents achieved much, they have raised the bar to high levels of success. All graduates were then presented with their degree and special awards. The top three students in this class are: Colle giatorian: Velty Parker-Carey with a GPA of 3.41, Salutatorian: Tania C. Cartwright with a GPA of 3.77, and Valedictorian: Charmaine A. Cornish with a GPA of 3.91. Service awards were given to Carla of Appreciation was presented to Antonio and Cleveland Dawkins. The valedictorian gave her speech and spoke about the jour ney they took from January 2010 to gradu ation day. She advised her colleagues to realize that nothing is too good for them to accomplish. She reminded them that even School & Youth News Success From Page 7 though the journey was long that education lasts forever. Before the ceremony ended, the grad uates presented their professors with gifts and sang their graduation song. It was a wonderful graduation with lots of warm moments that displayed how proud the stu dents were of their achievements. The vote of thanks was given by Velty Carey followed by the recessional. SC Bootle High School sends students to The United NationsBy Mirella Santillo In April of 2012, approximately twelve schools attended a conference in Nassau where students acted as repre sentatives of different countries. A group of four students from SC Bootle-Sherrie Romer, Vance Poitier, Savannah Cooper and Shevado Smith as the leader represented China during the morning session. They had to do research on Chinas stand on the crisis in the Middle East, pretend ing they were Chinese. They made their presentation in front of an audience com prised of representatives of the Ministry of writers. In the afternoon, Sherrie Romer de bated on Chinas stand on democracy in the Middle East. According to her coach, Nadira Kawalran, she did an excellent job. Based on the morning and afternoon performances, SC Bootle High School was declared the winner of the contest over another local school, St Francis de Sales Catholic School and Queens College from Nassau. ference. The four students and two chap erons, Nadira Kawalran and Diana Facey, left for the United States on September 28, 2012. From the moment we arrived, we received special treatment, said Ms. Kawtaken to the hotel and then to the confer There they listen to the speech of Bahamian Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Frederick Mitchell, who came to greet them at the end of his presentation. They also listen to other countries representa tives presentations with translating appa ratuses as those people did not speak English. It gave them an idea of what really happens in a United Nations presentation. The whole Bahamian contingent of approximately thirty people was then invit ed to a reception. In a private session, the students were asked to give their opinion of Mr. Mitchells speech, witnessed by the Bahamian group. During their free time, they traveled on a train, and went shopping downtown Manhattan. Ms. Kawalran explains that she en ters the students in these contests to help them develop their communication skills. In April of 2013, the same students will enter the MUNs session in Nassau, not as competitors this time, but as media tors. Youth Month Service held in CherokeeBy Lee Pinder However, Hurricane Sandy came alone and it had to be postponed. But, on Sun day afternoon, November 25, the youth of kee Sound. Epworth Methodist Chapel was the venue for the youth of South Abaco to come together for this program. It was an impressive turnout and the teenagers and young people who attended were given some very important lessons of life to chew on. Even though it was organized by the part of the service with their speaking and singing talents, not to mention one very talented trumpet player: Thomas Reitsma of Cherokee. At this time in their, life a teenager is just learning to break free from the restraints of childhood and all the remarks and speeches concentrated on how important the decisions they make now will af fect the rest of their life, how it is really up to them if they are going to succeed. tor, Ishmael Morely, gave them four im portant points to consider. First and foremost, he stressed that knowledge is power. was important (know your friends). Next, he said that in a world of the mundane, matters, be proud of who you are. And, lastly, he said turn to the Cross and there you will see Christ and yourselves, as he died for your sins. The main Speaker was Reverend Ma rie Neeley, Pastor of Epworth in Cherokee, who impressed the audience with her past life lessons and experiences throughout her own personal life. Her message included and emphasized on I am a promise, I am a possibility and I am a great big bunch of She also outlined three simple in structions to help them achieve their goals in life, she asked them to No. 1 Live it up by having respect for others, especially your elders, No. 2 Love it up and love yourself, and others will love you also, and No. 3 Learn it up for without learning you cant go anywhere. She said if they would remember these three simple phrases and practice them throughout their daily life she said they could make a difference. Rev. Neeley was very energetic and upbeat and the young people were caught up in her enthusiasm and hopefully will take to heart the encouraging words of ad vice given to them, not only by her but all the youth leaders who volunteer their time and efforts every day in order to help our They are our future. Above: young people singing at the Youth...Celebrating Who We Are service in Chero kee Sound on November 25, 2012.

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 SC Bootle prefects installedBy Canishka Alexander In November, more than thirty preat a specially-held assembly on the school grounds at S.C. Bootle High School. Newly elected Head Girl, Clydesha Cor nish, led the young leaders in their prefect pledge. Guest Speaker, Bishop Cedric Bul lard covered the prefects in prayer and admonished them to be good role models and to be responsible. He also used the opportunity to address the general student body and offer some grief counselling in the wake of the recent, tragic car accident where three individuals perished. All of the victims were relatives of students at the school. School & Youth News Above: Clothing Construction Teacher, Chavonne Reid, pins Head Girl, Clydesha Cornish. By Mirella Santillo The Department of Social Sciences of Abaco Central High School, headed by Raquel Cox, continues its Students of the Month Award program. Eighteen students from grade 7 to 12 were recognized for their achievement during the month of November. They were They were Faudny Telusca, Asheene Smith and Stephanie Cartwright in grade 7. In grade 8 the awards went to Keneisha Tanelus, Jenita Simeon and Iselaine Jean. The recipients for grade 9 were Dene ze Bootle, Elvina Morin and Jenny Louis. Junique Rolle, a grade 10 students Religious Studies. In grade 11, the History award went to Tyshinique Cunningham and to Vinedgy Michel for Religious Studies. Grade 12 recipient of the History award was Leslee McDonald. Payton Stubbs received the Religious Studies award.ACH Students of the Month awardedAbove: Abaco Central High School students, from grades seven to twelve, receive awards for their academic achievements during the month. Two Abaco Central High School Stu dents have put their school in the news for their success in spelling. Destiny Seymour won the eighth grade Spelling Bee contest on November 2. Another student of the high school, Jacqueline Jean-Jacque, placed second in the contest held on November 23 for sev enth graders.ACH continues success in spelling bees SC Bootle hosts annual Awards and Thanksgiving Ceremony By Canishka Alexander Awards were the order of the day at S.C. Bootle High School on Nov. 23. According to Principal Huel Moss, dozens presented to well-deserving students from Grades 7 to 11 for their efforts from a year ago. Moss said that the opportunity was also used as a service of thanksgiving and students and teachers were encouraged to bring in food items for distribution to the needy in our communities. As a reward, prizes were given to classes with the best decorated box as well as the class that brought in the most items. Once again, Treasure Cay Resort and Marina sponsored the annual event. Head Boy Junior Louis and Head Girl Clydesha Cornish did a masterful job as moderators. The ceremony began with pal Huel Moss brought brief remarks and the welcome, while Mrs. Sandy Edwards spoke on behalf of the Department of Education. Seventh graders, Torin Miller and Daryl Russell, rendered a musical selec tion followed by a melodious song by the famous Facility Managers Choir. Father Deangelo Bowe of the Anglican Parish in North Abaco delivered the keynote address to the students. He admonished the stu dents to be the best that they can be and not to settle for mediocrity. Bowe added that regardless of their individual circumstanc es, there is no excuse for not succeeding. Soon it was time for the presentation of awards, which was facilitated by par ents, teachers and invited guests. Students smiled broadly and walked quickly to re cates rewards for their hard work in the classroom and in sports last year. Finally, Lazaria McIntosh and Shed line Israel delivered the vote of thanks be fore Freddie McIntosh, a facility manager, brought the proceedings to a close with the benediction. Above: Father Deangelo Bowe with senior prefects Iesha Johnson and Tamera Rolle.

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian December, 15 2012 The Abaco Beach Resort at Boat Harbour announces the availability of a limited number of luxury condominiums for sale atThe Harbour Residences For more information visitwww.AbacoBeachResort.com or call 242-367-2585 or 242-367-2158 Sports By Mirella Santillo A Volleyball Tournament organized Grace Gymnasium on Saturday December 1 from 10:30 to 3:30. Three primary schools and three high schools entered the contest. Agape Christian Schools team won both the boys and girls Volleyball Tourna ment in the primary school category. SC girls divisions in the high school category. Treasure Cay primary School, Green Turtle Cay Amy Roberts and Agape Christian School entered the Primary School Category. SC Bootle High School, Central Abaco High School and Agape Christian School represented the high school cat egory. Dolphins sweep volleyball tournament S. C. Bootle High Schools boys and girls teams are the champions in high school volleyball this year. Principal Huel Moss recently announced that both teams de feated their opponents, Abaco Central High School, in highly-contested battles at Agape Christian Schools Grace Gym on Dec. 1. Above: SC Bootle Girls Volleyball Team Right: SC Bootle Boys Volleyball Team with Coach Audley Dean.

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 Enjoy great dining at Anglers Restaurantor casual fare at our famous pool bar both at the waters edge in Marsh HarbourBBQ WEDNESDAYSRibs and chicken $22.00STEAK NIGHT FRIDAYSHappy Hour 6 to 8pm Steak Dinner $22BROWN TIP AT THE POOL BARFriday and Saturday starting at 8 pmSTEPHEN COLEBROOKEnjoy Stephens versatile piano music and vocals Tuesday through Sunday 6:30 10:00 pm 367-2158 AbacoBeachResort.com SportsBy Canishka Alexander The slow-pitch season for softball players on Abaco began on Dec.2 at the Murphy Town Ball Field. Two coed teams were formed with 10 players each and la beled Marsh and Coopers in reference to their respective North and Central Abaco communities. Although there were nine innings in the game, the innings went by quickly. The Coopers were well in the lead by the sixth inning the Marsh players began Above: Jarrod Douglas of the Marsh team pitching to one of the Coopers players during Slow-pitch softball season launches this month to strengthen their defense and score points as they went up to bat. Several homeruns were scored on both teams. Abaco Softball Association President Nigel Bootle also played in the game, and was the pitcher for the Coopers team. The Coopers beat the Marsh team: 12 to 9. Bootle said that he had enjoyed the game, and promised that there will be more slow pitch games to come. Bootle and Mark Douglas, a member of the Cretthe season this month to see what type of interest it would generate. expressed interest. Additionally, Mark Douglas said that there will be coed, mens and womens teams out this season. A travel club will also be formed, and players will travel to New Providence and Grand Bahama with players from those islands coming to Aba co as well to compete. in shape, so that when [fast pitch] softball season comes back around everybody will will be what well be doing well have a meeting, do a schedule and basically go Nearby, Jarrod Douglas was planning his teams comeback when they play again. He quipped that they only allowed Bootle and his team to win because they did not bring out their full squad and had to bor row some players for the game. Mark agreed with his brother Jarrod. It was a good game, we fell short, is only one game, but we will bounce back

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian December, 15 2012 Christmas Dinner New Years Eve Christmas Eve Treasure Sands Club Treasure Cay Sports By Mirella Santillo The Agape Christian School Eagles el Invitational Basketball Tournament with The tournament was hosted by Central Eleuthera High School during the weekend of November 15 to 17 with sixteen teams Davis High School in Nassau and from Agape Christian School on Abaco took home the trophies in the junior division and the senior division respectively. Twenty students from Agape Christian School in the junior and senior catego ries accompanied Coach Adderley to Eleuin his division. The seniors defeated Central Eleu thera High Schools team in the champion ship game, winning by four points, 44 to 40. According to Coach Adderley, it was a very close, exciting game which went into overtime. Three Abaco players made division. They were Godfrey Rolle Jr., Ja ron Cornish and Agassi Saunders. Godfrey Rolle also received the MVP award. mented Coach Adderley. The enthusiastic coach will take his players to Freeport, Grand Bahama, the weekend of December 12 to 15 to partici pate in the Annual Grand Bahama Catholic High School Christmas Invitation Basket ball Tournament. He is certain that the Eagles will once again bring back home a few trophies. I worked for three years to boasts the coach. I will never have a better In the meantime, the local interschools tournament continues at Agape Christian Schools Grace Gymnasium. The last game of the year which was played on ond round will resume on January 9. Eagles continue their success in Eleuthera Coach and players recognized for excellenceAbove: the Agape Eagles Basketball Team in Eleuthera for the Walter Bethel Invitational Basketball Tournament. Photo courtesy of The Eleutheran.

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 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 242-366-0029 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. 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Rental History #GGH1204 $749,000 Man O War Cay 10,056 s.f. 0.23 Acre 1,200 s.f. Residence 192 s.f. Snore Box 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath 16,000 gal. cistern 17 KW Diesel Gen. Central A/C + Split Unit #MWH1024 $499,000 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. SOUTH ABACO LITTLE HARBOUR LOT 42,166 s.f. 9.68 Acre 165 on Hurricane Hole Easement to Little Harbour 2,773 s.f. 10 wide. #SAV1208 $255,000. THE GATEWAY AT WINDING BAYOver 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 $1,699,000 Chris Plummer Managing Broker Faron Sawyer Broker Silbert Mills James Pleydell-Bouverie Paul ThompsonMan 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 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 NEW PRICE NEW PRICE NEW PRICE NEW PRICE

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian December, 15 2012 Exclusive Abaco Island Estate 1 hour from Florida, private island with house & guest cottage. Own your dream home, retire in Paradise, Marsh Harbour, Bahamas www.BahamasIslandHome.com 2.62 acres on Sugarloaf cay 3230 sq. ft. interior, w/ 1500 of porches Guest Cottage, 1073 sq. ft. 2/1 Fully furnished including all electronics, appliances, decor in both houses 2 boats: 19 Boston Whaler, 22 Glacier Bay 30,000 gallons of fresh water cistern Back up water line from mainland 25 ft. Elevation on rock with concrete foundation Storm/security shutters Interior construction is all wood not drywall Dock with boat hoist Located in the HUB of Abaco School & Youth News Art Explosion features many young and new artists By Canishka Alexander The organizers of the annual Art Ex plosion 2012 welcomed its third year at Agape Christian Schools Grace Gym on Nov. 23-24. Having celebrated successful events in the past, there were familiar and new faces among the artisans this year with great participation from younger, school-aged artists. An art exhibition by Agape students was on display and included the past year's BJC & BGCSE coursework and exam pieces. Seated at one of the booths was who fashions her jewelry from mostly shell and coconut materials. She also makes straw bags, which happened to be her most popular item at the event. them, so she is starting to add back to her Agape Teacher Danielle Totten, who sold home good products, jewelry, and chil drens headbands and barrettes. Meanwhile Ashley Hall specialized in Perler Beads. Using colourful beads, Ashley followed a pattern for animals, and ironed them to fuse the beads togeth er. Next, she added adhesive magnets and hooks to complete her creations. Raquel Albury featured newer items this year. There were clutches and wallets made from duct tape. She also featured laces and bracelets to her jewelry line. Mikayla Marshall participated for the second year in a row at the Art Ex plosion. She displayed small and large wreaths and fans, miniature Christmas trees, gift boxes and Suncatchers. Mackenzie Dam showcased jewelry and Christmas ornaments, while Bethany Higgs created small, medium and large that ranged from a manatee, whale, sail boat, lighthouse, wind chime, magnets, Please see Art Page 17 Above: Raquel Albury showcasing her work. Necklaces, earrings, bracelets and pait ings were some of the items in her impressive portfolio.

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 School & Youth News necklaces and sea glass pendants, and a shell door stop. The last of the young art ists were Kara Pinder and S. Taylor Al bury, who sold bracelets and hair clips. Across from the students was Doug las Albury, who spends hours making masterpieces from native woods. A native been making wooden frames for 10 years, his workshop. Although he has not ful ly marketed his work, he has attended a number of art shows on the island. Not too far away were Johnny and Art From Page 16 Rapeepan Cash of Abaco Arts and Crafts. Mr. Cash pointed out additions to his viv id acrylic painting collection while Ms. Cash spoke to customers about her cro chet purses and clutches accentuated with soda tabs, recycled magazine purses and sea glass jewelry. Other artisans making an appear Stephen Knowles, Leo and Renee Bethel of Star Crafts, Andy Albury of Albury's Designs, Kristen Pearce of Kristen's Vonda Bethel. According to Troy Albury, the event is designed to highlight the talents of lo cal Abaco artists and craftsmen by giv ing them an outlet to exhibit and sell their work. On Friday evening, the art show also catered to those who had purchased tickets for the Italian dinner sale which offered a choice of lasagna or spaghetti that evening. Many people took advantage of the opportunity to sit and enjoy a meal with family and friends. On Saturday, a continental breakfast was served and children were entertained with a bounce house, face painting and a craft station. Vendors who produce jams, jellies, pick les and sauces locally were also encour aged to participate. Above: another two young artists, Kara Pinder and S. Taylor Albury, display bracelets and hair clips. Above: Don Wood, artist of local fame, with some of his work.

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian December, 15 2012 School & Youth News Miss Abaco contestants take part in community beauty challengeBy Samantha Evans The Miss Abaco Pageant showcases the beauty and modeling talents of contes tants, but the young ladies also take time to engage in community service. On Saturday of the remaining contestants took part in a community beauty challenge at Central Abaco Primary School. Last year, Abaco Pageantry Systems adopted Central Abaco Primary with the intention of enhancing the beauty and d cor of the exterior school environment. On Saturday, the beauties painted the quadrangle walls and lunch benches at the the school. The ladies hope to engage in another beauty challenge on Saturday Deand the new Miss Abaco is crowned on December 16. The contestants donated items along with community partners such as Pine wood Nursery. By Canishka Alexander According to Principal Huel Moss, the teachers and students of S. C. Bootle High School showered their school's facility managers with gifts at a special appreciation assembly held on Dec.3. Moss said that the often-forgotten job they ac complish on a daily basis was expounded and highlighted. Students read poems and sang songs for their favorite facility man ager. The facility managers, made up of six janitresses, one yardman and one se new Treasure Sands Club in Treasure Cay as part of their special day.Facility managers shown appreciation for their work at S.C. Bootle High School Above: the Janitorial Team of the Facility Managers Staff at S. C. Bootle High School with some of their gifts: From left: Kandymae Murphy, Lisa McIntosh, Marjorrie McIntosh, Maryann Edgecombe, Judyann Adams and Bernetta Bullard.

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Page 20 Section B The Abaconian December, 15 2012 en-GBFen-GB Gen-GBFrederik F. Gottlieb and Co.en-GB Wishes Its Clientsen-GB Best Wishesen-GB For the Holidaysen-GB & Throughout the New Years Counsel & Attorneys en-GBNotaries Publicen-GB Marsh, Harbour, Abaco School & Youth News Abaco Central High School holds Sixth Annual Musical and Art ProductionBy Mirella Santillo The sixth annual Abaco Central High School Christmas performance was a med ley of musical pieces, interrupted by read ings from the Bible, poetry and solo sing ing, presented and acted by students ins grades 7 to 12. Some of the teachers also participated in the performance and moder ated the event. The evening was topped up The event took place on the school grounds in the balmy evening of Decem ber 7. The audience consisted mostly of students and teachers as well as Principal Ricardo Ferguson. A few parents were present, cheering and taking photographs. The function started precisely at 7 p.m., heralded by Have yourself a Merry ments by the grade 11 and 12 school band. The band did several renditions of carols during the evening, led by Jamal McIn tosh, one of the coordinators of the event. Four girls performed a skit Christmas 2012," which was based on the efforts of a mother to have her girls stay home for Christmas dinner. The message was that Christmas should bring family members together and not be a party occasion. There was a beautiful rendition of three popular Christmas songs by Akeem Adderley, Lindalee Sawyer and Haneisha Russell. her letter to Santa. Her wish list that in cluded a movie theater as well as a shop ping mall on Abaco and a word of advice to friends and family to stop asking her when she was getting married provoked a lot of laughing cheers from the assembly. Nine and ten grade students played carols with chimes led in turn by Mr. McIntosh and Pauline Brice, the other orga nizer of the event. Solos by Lindalee Sawyer and Erica Pinder brought a lot of applauds, so beau tiful were their voices and the rendition of the song they sang. The highlight of the evening that brought all the boys standing closer to the stage was the fashion explosion. Five that ranged from a mini dress to decorated jeans, to a long, African style dress. The show was not over until the audi ence was treated to a sneaky preview of the Miss Abaco Contest. Ramonica Hamilton, Marvinique Dean and Alexandra Baptiste, who were to enter the event in Hope Town on December 9, paraded on the podium Then, the sound of drums brought everyone running towards the parking lot as members of Abaco Central High School Junkanoo group marched towards the yard. They were not in costumes but the music and the rhythm gave the spectators a good idea of what their performance will be in the 2013 Junkanoo Love Rush. Above: Akeem Adderley, performing a solo. Long Bay holds prefect installation ceremony By Canishka Alexander Several primary and high school stu dents of Long Bay School were honoured to participate in the schools Prefect Instal lation Ceremony held on Dec.7. Under the prefects marched to the front of the audience following the lead of Orin Grimmond, Long Bay teacher and master of ceremony. Meanwhile, Principal Jacqueline Col lie carried out her inspection of prefects. For Grade 6, Blaine Altidor was chosen as class prefect, and the Grade 6 school prefect at large for the primary school was Samuel Collie. For the high school, Jean D'Haiti was selected as the Grade 7 class prefect while Grade 9 class prefect was Giovanni Morris. Serving the tenth grade as class prefect was Mikinchina Etienne; Grade 11 class prefect was Alton Pubien; and Grade 12 class prefect was Ozeke Swain. Mark Boy, and E. Issachar Baillou as the Deputy Head Boy. Head Girl was Richa Munroe along with Khadisha Bain as Deputy Head Girl. Deante Bain represented the Long Bay Student Council. A selection was given by Grades 7 & 9 before Ms. Collie brought remarks. She said that prefects were chosen by their teachers because of their character and their leadership qualities. Although being a prefect is prestigious, Ms. Collie, said that it carries its share of duties and responsi bilities. A prefect is an important link be Collie indicated. Serving as a prefect is considered an honour; it does much to en courage, and develop positive and responAfter listing the criteria for prefects, students received their badges and were invited to sign documents along with their parents demonstrating their commitment and acceptance of duties as prefects. Before the ceremony ended, Ms. Col lie presented donated food items that were collected during their 16th Annual Thanks giving Program on Nov.22. They were dis tributed to the Pilot Club of Abaco; Dept. of Social Services; Rotary Club of Abaco; and the South and Marsh Harbour Seventh day Adventist communities. Students who donated the most food items were rewarded with gifts as well. Clyde Bain, youth pastor, and Canishka Alexander of The Abaconian also received plaques for their support of the school.Above: Principal Jacqueline Collie and the newly-installed prefects.

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 21 School & Youth News Myriad Center seeks community support By Canishka Alexander As part of her mentorship and sup port of the islands youth, Bekera Taylor, founder of Abaco Myriad Community Center, said that they are planning to hire recently graduated high school students for a year, and set up a fund in the meantime or opening a business. Despite her intentions, however, Taylor said there are challenges with fund ing. Although the center received a government grant for their summer program, she said it is now being personally funded. Additionally, the center is in dire need of people to mentor, and the community can also help by donating clothing, crafts and food items. At the center, there is also a Hospital ity School and a preschool called Myriad Minds Academy, which offers afterschool care and home-work assistance. There is also a Rescue Mission Group which ad dresses issues that young people are faced with. In the foyer area, children can play games like dominoes and pool while being supervised. On Friday nights, karaoke is held at the Teen Lounge, which is open every day and has day rates available. The main initiative is for people to come and to be entertained in a safe envimunity center, we are open every day to Beginning Dec.14 to Dec. 31, the Abaco Myriad Community Center will be showing the latest movies at its theater. Located in the Old Lowes Pharmacy Building in Marsh Harbour, the theater can accommodate 120 people and has all sorts of tasty food items at the concession stand. Admission costs are $3 for children 16 and under; and $5 for adults. Taylor said that they also visit private and government schools and reward stu dents who are excelling in their academ ics with free movie tickets. Abaco Myriad Community Center offers discount rates to groups, social clubs and churches. Rescuing the youth the priority for new programBy Samantha Evans Bekera Taylor and Ronale Pierre both had a vision to reach inner city youth so they joined forces to reach them in Marsh Harbour. Mr. Pierre stated that he has been in the youth business for two years as he has always had a passion for youth devel opment. He remembers growing up in the was no group to help him. So, now that he is an adult, he wants to help the youth in the Mudd and Peas to develop good char acter and engage in constructive activities. Once he was approached by Ms. Taylor, they decide to start the group to help rescue poor children and those living an orphan life style. Mr. Pierre explained that as he listened to the conversation of the young boys in particular, he noted that they long for somewhere to engage in good things. He is concerned that the things these kids engage in is more negative than positive which results in them getting in volved in mischief. As he assessed the situation, he noticed that a lot of them came from broken homes. He understands their pain all too well, so he is trying to show them a different way. He noticed that some of them are wiser than normal, but they have to learn to channel their energy in the right direction. The program started on October 20 with twenty boys. But as the world got around, girls started to attend the meet ings. To date they have ten girls. The students have attended classes in hygiene, self-defense, hospitality, and health and wellness. The track team just started and the students practice when they are not in class sessions. Mr. Pierre added that this group will expose the students to positive skills that will prepare them for life. At the center they will feel free, welcomed and accept ed. They are being taught discipline in a strict environment with Christian values. He and Ms. Taylor are also trying to improve the attitude and behavior of these kids while there. On Sunday, November 25, the students hosted their parents to a Thanksgiv ing dinner at the center. This gave them an opportunity to put their hospitality skills to good use. The dinner was sponsored by Richardson Pata, Bayview Restaurant and Myriad Center. The food was prepared by The average age of those in the group is 11 and they meet Saturdays 12 noon to The center is open to receiving donations in the form of crafts, clothing, toi letries, food items and grooming kits. Interested persons can contact the center at 458-6314. Like The Abaconian on Facebook for news breaks and updates.

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Page 22 Section B The Abaconian December, 15 2012 School & Youth News By Canishka Alexander Approximately 50 students on Abaco are actively participating in the Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps (BMCC) this year. The students represent Long Bay School; Agape Christian School; Horizons Acad emy; Abaco Central High School; S.C. Bootle High School; and Forest Heights Academy, and travel from as far as Fox Town and Casuarina Point. Beginning in September, classes have been held every Tuesday at Abaco males participating. Classes are also of fered at S.C. Bootle High School by Ms. Thursdays at 4 p.m., and there are twen ty-two students enrolled. Glender Knowles, BMCC coordina tor, said that the females are performing well with many of them geared towards engineering and the lower deck of the ships. Most of the males have expressed interest in becoming captains. Each year, the students look forward the Grand Bahama Shipyard to learn more about vessels and the opportunities for jobs and internships. The Grand Bahama Shipyard is one of the biggest ship repair ing docks. So far, the students have been given an introduction to maritime with lessons on vessel husbandry; navigation; math ematics; geography; recognizing buoys; vival techniques. Tenth grade student, Desmondo Bootle, said he joined the program to make better use of his time, and with the realization that it would better his chances of attending college. Bootle added that the mention of good jobs with excellent pay in the maritime industry also appeals to him. Additionally, Roann Burrows, another tenth grader, said she likes the idea of ex ploration and travelling to many places. Meanwhile, Knowles thanked Re Hannah, who assists as a lecturer. She also commended the students who live far away and arrange transportation to attend the classes. Its a disciplined course with in structions in a classroom setting because from here they go to Canada and New Campbells Shipping is also offering a Summer Maritime Program to students from the ninth grade. Campbells Ship ping also offers a non-academic college for maritime in New Providence, and the College of The Bahamas recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Edward Island. Knowles said: So the opportunity for these students when they leave high school to go into college has been made more affordable and more scholastically Above: Maritime class session that took place on Dec.4 at Abaco Central High School with Glender Knowles, BMCC coordinator.Maritime students attend weekly classes available. If they are not that great in academics, they can enlist into a non-aca She was also excited about the growth of our yacht registry noting that The Bahamas is viewed as a safe haven. So that is where were at; the op portunities are now more than what they

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 23 Card of anks en-GBTo Family Members, our Church Family at Marsh Harbour Gospel en-GB Chapel, B.T.C. Family, and Friends: en-GBWe wish to ank You for your support on September 1st when out son en-GB Derek Kevin (Moosa) Albury died suddenly at his apartment on en-GB Cash Street. Your telephone calls, visits and prayers are apreciated. e food supplied en-GBby so many friends and family was outstanding and greatly en-GBappreciated. en-GBWe cannot explain how we feel although it has been three months a en-GB great void has been le in our family that we will haveen-GB to do our best to overcome with the help of theen-GB Almighty God. en-GBAgain, many thanks to all.en-GBWarren, Marilyn, Angelita and Annie en-GBOur Favorite Song: One Day You Will Understand It Bye & Bye JOHN CASHREALTY www.treasurecayrentals.com Bahama Beach Club 2024 3 Bed 2 Bath 1645 sq. ft. 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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 was: Igniting & Unleashing the Fire of 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 the rewards of their decision to stand their testimony as well which resulted in several youth people coming to the altar for prayer and forgiveness. Faith-Based and community leaders attend AIDS work shopBy Samantha Evans December. This year several events have on November 30, 2012 in the cafeteria and the Government Complex; the HIV/ AIDS Seminar. Faith-based leaders and community workers were invited to at tend, at which time information on AIDS awareness was shared. Dr. Lenora Black, Abaco Superin tendent for Education, opened the semi nar with brief remarks followed by the Sandy Edwards. The theme once again new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. She told the participants that in order for us to get Christmas Carol Service held at Abaco Youth Ministries for seniorsBy Samantha Evans The Rainbow Pilot Club of Abaco hosted senior citizens from Central Abaco to a Christmas Carol Service and Souse on Thursday evening December 6, 2012 beginning at 7pm. The sanctuary at Abaco as approximately thirty-eight senior citi zens were in attendance along with par ents, Pilot Club members and perform ers. Before the program began, President annual event to honour seniors and bless them with food items just in time for the Christmas season. He encouraged all to participate in the program by lifting their voices in song to celebrate the birth of Christ. Once the program began, the sing ing was explosive. Performances were lifted by Vashon and Joshua Robbins of Grace Baptist Church who sang a Christ mas Medley, Joey Sands of Zion Baptist Ministries youth and senior dancers, Tana Newbold, Central Abaco Primary School Junior Anchors who also sang a Christ mas Medley, and Keli McKinney who sang Silent Night. There was an open invitation for se niors to lift their voice or dance, but only one person sang a song which was well received. One thing that can be said about those seniors in attendance is that they have a close relationship with the creator and they were not afraid to show or voice it. The entire evening was a blessing in deed. Before the program ended, the Pilot Club members serenaded the seniors. Leroy Thompson was the able mod erator who entertained the crowd with jokes, but he also told a few serious sto ries which reminded all that if they put their trust in Jesus that he will see them through their storms once they do not remain in their storm. Pastor Emmit Ar cher, senior pastor of the host church, prayed a prayer of covering over each se nior citizen present. They were treated to souse and given a week supply of grocer ies before departing. The items given were collected by the Junior Anchors when they went TrickO-Canning, from Long Bay School, S.C. Bootle High, and Royal Bank of Canada. The Maxwells bags were purchased by Peter Major. to zero all of us must make a commitment not to engage in risky behavior. It will re quire them to protect themselves and oth ers by limiting the number of people they have sex with, avoiding alcohol and drugs when they have sex, reducing the risk of them spreading HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, and not using dirty needles. Edwards shared the statistics of per sons in the Bahamas living with AIDS and those who have died. She stated that there are currently over 8000 known cases of AIDS and over 4000 have died from the disease. She cautioned the public that this 8000 plus persons who are living only in clude those persons they know about, but there could be more persons living with the disease who are not on medication or just do not know they are infected. She added that adolescents and young adults remain the fastest growing groups of new HIV infections. It is also the leading cause of death in individuals between the ages of 25 to 44. She encour aged each person to take time to get to know their status by visiting their local doctor for a rapid test. Nurse Ticia McK inney reinforced this sentiment then spoke Registered Nurse Mckinney spoke to them about her role at the Marsh Harbour Clinic including being the coordinator of the skin clinic and one of the nurses trained to administer the AIDS test. She told how their records should be kept and the turnaround time for results. She ex plained that the rapid test results can be ready in 20 minutes but for a more de tailed analysis test, they will have to wait two weeks. She stressed the importance of them knowing their status even if they are mar ried or in a serious relationship. The par ticipants had a lot of questions for her, cords was concerned. She told them that she will look into their concerns. Before the seminar ended, Edwards gave them a test and told them some pertinent facts to remember about HIV and AIDS. A light lunch was served at the end of the semi nar.

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Page 24 Section B The Abaconian December, 15 2012 Church & Religion Phillippa Farrington releases her book: For The Broken By Canishka Alexander signing ceremony held on Dec.8, Phillippa Farrington unveiled For the Broken: Daily Inspiration. Farrington, who is also an educator, said the journey to writing the book on Abaco. As an adolescent and into her adult life, she discovered that writing held thera peutic value for her. Reading, writing and praying they comprised my alone time with God with For the Broken is actually a compilation of my journal writings. As I matured spiritually and fellowshipped with believers and unbelievers, I soon realized that our stories As a result, Farrington was led by the Holy Spirit to compile her writings as a re minder to others that they are never alone. She said that if one soul is led to Christ or if someone is left inspired, then her writing would not have been in vain. She called on Rev. Emmit Archer, her pastor and spiritual father, to pray a blessing over the ceremony. However, before praying Archer asked if anyone had seen what he saw. In answer to his question, he supplied that he had envisioned Copies Sold inscribed on the cover of her book. Next, Simmone Bowe-Mullings, edi tor of For The Broken, said she was happy to be a part of the occasion and a part of the process. Bowe-Mullings said that she was inspired by Farrington, and that Farrington has always been someone she has admired and been able to call on. Following the presentation of au tographed copies of her new book, Far rington had a surprise in store for her well-wishers. She unveiled the cover of an upcoming book she will release in the summer of 2013 called Thoughts Fruit of Experience. For The Broken can be purchased at Bellevue Business Depot or on Amazon. Facebook "For The Broken," and place an order or e-mail Ms. Phillippa Farrington at: farry_25@hotmail.com. Above: (left to right) Simmone Bowe-Mullings, editor of For The Broken; Pastor Emmit Archer of Abaco Youth Ministries and Phillippa Farrington, author of For The Broken.

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 25 School & Youth News By Canishka Alexander St. Francis de Sales Catholic School celebrated its 11th Annual Aids Aware Aids Day on Dec.7. They were joined by students and staff members from Agape Christian School and Every Child Counts. Charese Kemp, moderator, in troduced the schools Public Speaking Group. During the skit, the students dem Virus (HIV) can and cannot be contracted. Next, Nurse Shavone Brennen of the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic addressed the student body. She told students that HIV is a virus that only af fects humans. The most common ways of spreading HIV, she said, is through sexu al intercourse or sharing needles with an infected person and by being born to an infected mother. Nurse Brennen encour aged them to abstain from sex until they are married. cy Syndrome (AIDS) is developed. She then asked the students to hold the hand of the persons standing next to them. An infected person looks just like me and looks like the person next to you, nen revealed. How do you get to stop St. Francis celebrates 11th Annual AIDS Awareness DayPlease see Awareness Page 26 Above: AIDS human ribbon formation be St.Francis, ECC and Agape students and staff members. This marks the eleventh year that St. Francis de Sales School has held a special assembly to raise aware ness about the disease and to reduce discrimination towards those who suffer from AIDS.

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Page 26 Section B The Abaconian December, 15 2012 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 Marsh Harbour, 2 bed, 2 bath home, central per month. Call 786-322-0847, 786-787-7875 or 577-0748 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 NEW COLOR OPTIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIFIEDCall 367-3200 Fax 367-3677Sweetings Village, 2 bed, 2 bath home. $1300 per month. Call 367-3529 or 577-0016 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALEScotland Cay, Private Island Rare opportu nity, paved 3400 airstrip, paved roads, marina, tropical lagoon & miles of beaches. Beautiful Hawaiian designed HOUSE sits on 1/2 ac of lushly landscaped RIDGE TOP with spectacu lar views of Ocean coral reefs AND Caribbean tern, sleeps 8. Priced well below appraised val att.net Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale Sweetings Village, Duplex for sale. (2) 2 bed, 2 bath, fully furnished. For more details call 475-4848 Treasure Cay, 2 adjacent canal lots. 190 on canal. Has ridge 8 above high water mark. Dock and davits. No motor or cables. $280,000 separately Call 365-8117. Merry Christmas Treasure Cay Canal front property with 111 dock, boat lift, davits, & cleaning station. REDUCED to $299,000. Call 305-245-6043 or hquin1902@gmail.com Dundas Town Hill Top, residential Lot, overlooking Sea of Abaco, near Radio Abaco,Lot # 09 G. 6,835 square feet. Call 559 8553 Guana Cay, Dolphin Beach Estate, lot 88D, hill top, 40 elevation on the Sea of Abaco. Spectacular views on both sides, on paved road. Asking $140,000. Call 352-256-0999 or E-mail: ricker3147@yahoo.com Marsh Harbour, High Rocks 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 Hope Town, North End, last remaining undeveloped bay-side beach-front lot in North End Hope Town $425,000. Call 207-594-9878 or jandkoakes@gmail.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 held their hands, so what I want you to do from now on is to start treating everyone around you the way that you want to be Sandy Edwards of the Dept. of Edu cation shared a few HIV statistics before introducing the guest speaker. She said that by the end of December of 2011, there were 300 new cases of HIV-infect ed persons. Altogether, there are 8,000 people infected with HIV or AIDS in the Bahamas. HIV and AIDS Activist Kevin Thompson-Delancy, who was molested as child, said he has lived with HIV for 27 years, and was so heavily discriminated against that he had to move to the United States. He returned to The Bahamas 11 years ago. AIDS has no face or no colour, and Thompson-Delancy said. So join me in speaking up loud and clear about HIV/ AIDS, and let us continue to tear down the walls of stigma and discrimination. I say I will be a drum major and lead the way for persons living with HIV/ AIDS. My voice will be the voice for those persons who cannot speak for them During the question and answer ses sion with students, Thompson-Delancy disease. He developed neuropathy in his legs, a rare form of cancer and Pneumo cystis Carinii Pneumonia (PCP). As a re sult, he could not walk and weighed only 92 pounds. He recalled how the doctors gave up on him. They told his mother that he would not survive, and to begin preparing for his funeral. But something really did happen [because] when you get in touch with Je sus Christ, when you put your all in all in Him, when you connect with the Father, Closing remarks were made by Prin cipal Josephine Kumar, who said that the all guests for their participation and for increasing their awareness of the deadly disease. She also commended Mr. Ireneo sign that served as a backdrop onstage. form the AIDS Human Ribbon in their ra hands held high and lifted triumphantly above their heads.Awareness From Page 25 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

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 27 VEHICLES FOR SALE Buying? Selling?Want more business? A low cost ad like this can bring fast resultsCall 367-3202 Fax 367-3201 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color high light on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALEFactory Direct Custom Cummins/Stam ford Diesel Generators. Includes: Alumi num 65dBA enclosure, deepsea gprs remote control module, 200 gallon base fuel tank, 250amp automatic transfer switch, 1 or 3 phase, shipping & customs duties, 1 year/1000hr warranty 50% deposit, 10 week delivery. 30kw $19,589.00 60kw $23,960.00. CONTACT: Mr. Patrick Petty Carib Generators (242) 427-3749 / 323-1594 E: sales@caribgenera tors.com / patrick_ptty@yahoo.com NEW 8KW Diesel Generator, in soundproof box $7,500. Call 577-0340 Jacuzzi, 6 person, der. Located in Treasure Cay. $1800. Call 305245-6043 or e-mail: hquin1902@gmail.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 2002 Dodge Ram 1500XLT, 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 Anyone interested in splitting a boat slip month? email: lcm6@hotmail.com 20 Sailboat Holder, year 1980. Dropkeel. Main, 2 headsails, 2 spinnakers. Storage/ launch trailer. $3000. Call 242-365-8109. Email: ljungholm@batelnet.bs 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 25 Classic Mako, maha, high pressure injected, little over 1200 hrs. Asking $25,000 OBO. Call 242-365-5006, 475-2479 or 475-3701 2-full seating (8) seating @ $7,500 each. 4 reduced seating (6) seating @ $4,500 each. Call 367-2833, 367-5958, 577-6943 or 577-6213 34 Crusader, Northern Light generator, Garman GPS sysStone crab and grouper trap pulley. $50,000 OBO. Sleeps 6. Call 365-5006, 475-2479 or 475-3701 36 GULFSTAR TRAWLER, Exceptional liveaboard cruiser. Twin Perkins 85hp die fully equipped galley with propane stove/oven, chest freezer, refrigerator, microwave and ice maker. Twin cabins with electric heads. 10ft Rib with 9hp outboard on davits. GPS, depth sounders, VHFs. Three anchors with 200ft chain with winch. TV/DVD/VCR and two stereo systems. Bahamian Registered, lying Marsh Harbour. Contact gjlynch@rogers.com, (613) 491-1091. Possible timeshare for like minded cruisers. Price $120,000. Lister Parts 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 50 British Made Fairline, Surf Song, a frequent visitor to Abaco, is for sale. She is fully equipped for live-aboard cruising. Look up her Moody on Skype 772-905-3596 or Surf BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE 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 Rentals: 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-GBen-GBSODen-GBen-GB Located Don MacKay Blvd en-GBand Airporten-GBPhone 367-2431 Marsh Harbouren-GB Mon Sat 7:30 5 Sun 10 5en-GB Visa and MasterCard Accepted

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian December, 15 2012 White Sound, Elbow CayFULL SERVICE MARINA WATERFRONT VILLAS For local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.comBahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun.Enjoy a delicious dinner with usSea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Happy Hour Daily 5 pm 6 pmOpen Year RoundCome lounge at The Helm, our indoor barBoat House Restaurant OFFERING SPECIAL MARINA RATES$500 a month for vessels 50 feet or more $300 a month for vessels under 50 feetSpecial effective from August 2012 to February 28, 2013 Christmas Dinner 25th December 2012 Time 6:30pm to 9:00pm For local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065 email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.com Christmas Menu Appetizers FRESH STONE CRABS Salad FRESH MOZZARELLA & TOMATO Entree HONEY GLAZED HAM BRAISED LAMB SHANKS Dessert BREAD & BUTTER PUDDING ** Also serving regular dinner $48 Central & All Abaco Dogs, wreaths and safety demonstrations highlight early Bazaar fun By Timothy Roberts Above: Bell, one of the dogs dressed up for the Christmas Bazaar dog contest. Above: top three in the wreath-making competition. Left to right: Gina Matthews, Patricia Johnson and Annalee Coakley.

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 Central & All Abaco Abaco Police several matters Weekend patrols to By Canishka Alexander off festival By Mirella Santillo Please see Music Page 19

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian December, 15 2012 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 From the Editor's Desk // By Sea and by Plane: Part I Calendar of Events

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Lost and Found Letters to the Editor ROCK imported & local SAND imported & local 8 CONCRETE BLOCKS 50LBS BAGS ROCK & SAND Abacos cornerstone to construction Visit our modern facility on the Murphy Town Water Front beside Parkers Landing School not for Bahamians Write to the editor! bradleyalbury@gmail.com Dear Family & Friends, College has always been a goal in my life. First, the goal was getting into college; then it transformed into graduating from college. While abroad, I have had many adventures: under ground tunnel exploration, football games, and many road trips. It has not been all play, as I have worked for an interdisciplinary arts advocacy pro gram, bussed tables, and clocked many hours of late night studying. Its been a great journey. All of these things I could not have done without the support of my friends and family on Abaco. With every new adventure I em bark on, Abaco will always be with me. When I walk across that graduation stage on December 15th you will walk with me. I will make you proud Abaco, just watch! Roll Tide! Kurt Key

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 Local Government Marsh Harbour Town By David Ralph Roving Contributor Above: the last Marsh Harbour Town Council meeting of the year. Armed Robbery Housebreaking Stealing Crime Report Stealing Drug Arrest Christmas.

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Page 12 Section A The Abaconian December, 15 2012 Business By Mirella Santillo Memorial Plaza businesses hold Above: a shopper admires the some deco rations on display at the Buds and Blooms Open House on December 1. Below: RBC staff members from the Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay branches dur ing the Home and Auto Expo. By Canishka Alexander Please see RBC Page 13

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 13 Further Business RBC From Page 12 BNT receives eco-friendly coat Above: (left to right) Lynn Gape, Laurence Higgs and David Knowles stand in front of the newly painted BNT patrol boat. An experimental eco-friendly paint was used. Local business donates to children Above: Renardo Curry, MP for North Abaco, accepts a cheque in the amount of $2,000 from Renaldo Gardiner to go to wards the purchase of Christmas presents for underprivileged children on Abaco.

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 Further Business Above: Donna Bain at Iggy Biggy in Marsh Harbour happily helps shoppers during their Open House on December 8. Iggy Biggy is one of many retail stores on Abaco that is both popular with tourists and locals for gifts. Above: Brianna Higgs (right) displays her jewelery at the Tupps Wines & Spirits Open House on Dec 7. Below: Sherry and Percy Pinder greet customers during the annual Abaco Gold Open House.

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian December, 15 2012 South Abaco By Samantha Evans Above: Pilot Club members along with some Miss Abaco contestants assisted an elderly resident, Enza Russell, of Sandy Point on December 1. Her home was painted and other repairs were made by the members. BTC CEO visits Moores Island community Press Release Please see Moores Page 19

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 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 South Abaco Moores From Page 18 Above: residents of Moores Island attended a BTC meeting held by CEO Geoff Houston. They heard good news from the CEO and learned they would be receiving some phone credits to help make up for the service disruption caused by Hurricane Sandy. Press Release Sandy Point PLP Branch delivers food to elderly Above pictured left to right are: Oeisha Flowers Roberts, Prescola Penn (recipi ent), Brenda Bain and Shenique Bain. Music From Page 7

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian December, 15 2012 Specializing in Residential & Commercial Real Estate throughout The Abacos HOPE TOWN HIDEAWAYSBlue Heaven 2B/2B Beachfront home great for two couples or a small family. A short walk to shops & restaurants. $3,250/wk (1-4) $100/wk per extra person. Max 6 Banana Cabana 2B/2B + 1B/B Apt. This house has it all! Private pool set on dune overlooking Atlantic Ocean Beach and floor to ceiling windows capturing gorgeous views. $1.490 M USD Pink Dolphin Quaint Historic cottage on Hope Towns best beach. Authentic conch construction, wooden shutters & oors. This beach house has traditional shake roof, covered porch & attached bedroom suite $1.45 M USD. Buttonwood Bay Great opportunity to purchase affordable lots in a fast growing community. The area even has a community dock for residents. Lots starting at $140K USD Second Chance 2B/1B Bahamian cottage. Great location in Dolphin Beach Estates, a few steps from the famous Guana Beach! Perfect starter/weekend escape. Best priced house on island! Turnkey Property. $230 K USD A Tranquil Landing 3B/2B Located in the settlement of Hope Town directly on the Harbour w/ private dock. Back Up Generator! $2,700/wk (1-4) $150/wk per person. Max 6. Abaco Pineapple Beach 4B/3B Oceanfront rental home with swimming pool. Back Up Generator! $4,000/wk (1-4) $250/wk per person. Max 10 Harbour Hideaway Spacious Home on ridge overlooking the Hope Town village and a second 1B/1B Cottage (Love Nest) on the Sea of Abaco. $1.725 M USD Paradise 6B/4B Custom designed luxury estate stretches from Atlantic Ocean to White Sound & Sea of Abaco. Perched on high dune. Main house, guest cottage, pool & 4 berth dock! $4.7 M USD NEW PRICE The Cays By David Ralph Roving Reporter Above: Dr. David Steadman, who has done extensive research on Abaco, makes his FRIENDS Film Festival Town, Green Turtle and Treasure Cay Press Release The Island President, End of the Line Conservation in Abaco The Island President The Island President The End of the Line Please see Films Page 30

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian December, 15 2012 Cargo Service on demand at your convenience Bahamas, Caribbean, Central & South America Our Fleet: DC-3 for large volume loads Caravan C-208 Cargo Master 15001 NW 42nd Ave (Warehouse) Suite 122 Opa-Loka, Florida 33054 Flightexpresso@aol.com Tel: 305-687-5880 Fax: 305-687-5882 Spotlight on Sea Spray Competition and 2013 Love Rush Central & All Abaco $800 seed money being presented. Above and left to right: William Davis, Colin Curry and Junior Mernard. Visit us at theabaconian.com

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 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 Across Down For December 1

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Page 26 Section A The Abaconian December, 15 2012 The Moorings Yacht Charters The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class The Conch Inn Resort Curly Tails The Conch Inn Resort and Marina Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you. The Conch Inn Marina Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tide North Bar Channel January 2013 SAILING VACATIONS Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new sailing yachts 36 ft. mono hull or 38 ft. catamaran Sunsail By Timothy Roberts Central & All Abaco

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 27 Dr. Rashida Brown-Clarke; Psychiatry Please call for date Dr. Charles Diggis: General Surgery/Lap Band Surgery Please call for dates Dr. Arthur Clarke: Jan 31st Dr. Carnille Farquharson; Family Medicine Dec 19th Dr. Winston Forbes; Cardiology/Internal Medicine Call for dates Dr. F. Bartlett; Pediatrics Please call for dates Dr. Lucio Pedro; Obstetrics/Gynecology Please call for dates Dr. Timothy Williams, General Practice Please call for dates Dr. N. Akazie, Dec 14th, 21st & 28th Dr. Marc Binard, General Practice & Internal Medicine Jan 6th 18th Dr. George Charit; General Practice, Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine, Daily Dr. Rogers; Opthamologist Jan 10th Dr. George CharitMEDICAL D IRECTOR Integrated Medical Centeris 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 Eco To-Go contain ers arrive in Abaco for large scale distribution Press Release Further Business Royal Bank of Canada items to Pilot Club By Samantha Evans By Samantha Evans Diamond Travel Agency By Samantha Evans Bahamas Concierge Service By Samantha Evans Entrepreneur Watch

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Page 28 Section A The Abaconian December, 15 2012 By Mirella Santillo Above: Ximena Thompson, president of the society, inspecting some orchids at the Christ mas Luncheon. Central & All Abaco Horticultural Society of The Bahamas Abaco Branch holds Christmas Luncheon December 1 Crossword Answers

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 29 To our Customers and Friends, at the close of another year, we at Price Right Ltd would like to say Thank You and wish you Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year!

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Page 30 Section A The Abaconian December, 15 2012 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise Island-wide Abaco Listings Abaco Cottage + 114 hse 366-0576 Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529 Cherokee Lee Pinder + 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075 Grand Cay Rosies Place 352-5458 Green Turtle Cay Barefoot Homes 14 hse 577-4092 Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4247 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island Properties + 34 hse 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties + 34 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 Guana Cay Dive Guana + 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Guana Sunset Beach 13 units 365-5133 Ocean Frontier 6 cott 519-389-4846 Wards Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth Sands + 9 hse 365-5140 Hope Town Abaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Crystal Villas 5 villas 321-452-0164 Elbow Cay Prop + 53 hse 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways + 63 hse 366-0224 Hope Town Inn 6 rm 4 Villas 366-0003 Hope T Villas + 3 hse 366-0266 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages + 4 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 6 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key + 43 hse 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557 Hotels and House Rental Agents Lubbers Quarters Sea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121 Man-O-War Island Home Rentals + 2 hse 365-6048 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072 Waterway Rentals + 14 hse 365-6143 Marsh Harbour area Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719 Abaco Towns 16 apts 367-0148 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 Living Easy + 16 hse 367-2202 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Regattas 32 apts 577-6764 HG Christie + 11 hse 367-4151 Sandy Point Oeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort 14 rm 366-4119 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083 Treasure Cay Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 5 units 877-786-8455 Treasure Cay Resort + 95 rms 365-8801 Marks Bungalows 4 units 365-8506 Abaco Estate Services + 365-8752 Island Dreams Rental + 357-6576 Turtle Rock Villas at Palmetto Beach 3 villas 262-820-1900 Wood Cay Tangelo Hotel 14 rm 1 villa 365-2222 Web Sites with Abaco Information http://www.abaconian.com http://www.abacoinet.com http.//www.abacoinfo.com http.//www.abacocottage.com + agents with multiple cottages and houses http://www.abacos.com http://www.oii.net http://www.bahamas.com Rev. March 2012 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 Local outdoor enthusiasts recently noticed that one of their favourite spots had been cov ered in garbage. The area, Matthews Point, is home to wildlife and pristine ponds and waterways. Currently the road that normally leads to the ponds has been blocked with debris from illegal dumping, making the road impassible to vehicles. Above: the road that once lead to a favourite picnicing spot now is blocked by garbage. Below: debris at Matthews Point seen smoldering. The effort required to bring all the illegal garbage to this once pristine site hardly seems worth it. Abacos more scenic areas The End of the Line Films From Page 20 Merry Christmas and the editor and staff of The Abaconian.

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 31 Dive Shops Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour ..................... 367-2963 Above & Below, Marsh Harbour ................................. 367-0350 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour .............................. 367-2787 Dive Time, Man-O-War................................................365-6235 Froggies, Hope Town ................................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay ...................................... 365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay ....................................... 365-4411 Dive Guana ................................................................ 365-5178 Man-O-War Dive Shop ................................................365-6013 A & P Car Rentals ............................................. 367-2655 Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals .............................. 367-1035 B & B Boat Rentals ........................................... 367-7368 Bargain Car Rentals .......................................... 367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................................... 367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals ....................................... 367-5570 Cruise Abaco. .................................................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ...................... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals ...................................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars .................. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals .......................................... 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ......................................... 367-4887 The Moorings Boat Rentals ............................. .367-4000 Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental .................. 365-4411 C & D Cart Rental ............................................. 365-4084 Cruising Cart Rentals ........................................ 365-4065 D & P Cart Rental ............................................. 365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals ....................................... 365-4119 Kool Karts ........................................................ 365-4176 Reef Boat Rentals ............................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes ...................................... 365-4147 T & A Cart Rentals ............................................ 375-8055 Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............................... 365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes ................................. 365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals ..................................... 354-5175 Lubbers Quarters Cruise Abaco ............................................. 321-220-8796 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals .................................. 365-6502 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals ................................. 365-6024 Waterways Boat Rental ................ 357-6540 & 365-6143 Cats Paw Boat Rentals ..................................... 366-0380 Elbow Cay Cart ................................................. 366-0530 Hope Town Cart Rentals .................................. 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals .......................................... 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals .............................. 366-0282 J Rs Cart Rental ................................................ 366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals ............................................ 366-0069 Adventure on Prozac Kayak ............................ 365-8749 Blue Marlin Rentals. ......................................... 365-8687 Cashs Carts ...................................................... 365-8771 Cornish Car Rentals .......................................... 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals ............................................... 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals ........................................... 365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks ............................. 365-8749 Visitors Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Abaco Pizza. ................................ $ .................. 367-4488 Anglers ................................... $$$ .................. 367-2158 Blue Marlin ................................. $ .................. 367-2002 Curly Tails ............................... $$$ .................. 367-4444 Ginos .......................................... $ .................. 367-7272 Golden Grouper ........................ $ .................. 367-2301 Island Family Rest ....................... $ .................. 367-3778 Java Coee House ....................... $ .................. 367-5523 Jamies Place ............................. ..$ .................. 367-2880 Jib Room .................................. $$ .................. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken ............... $ .................. 367-2615 Mangoes ................................. $$$ .................. 367-2366 Pops Place + .............................. $ .................. 367-3796 Snack Shack + ............................ $ .................. 367-4005 Snappas .................................... $$ .................. 367-2278 Wallys .................................... $$$ .................. 367-2074 Abaco Inn .............................. $$$ .................. 366-0133 Capn Jacks ................................ $$ .................. 366-0247 Harbours Edge ......................... $$ .................. 366-0087 H T Coee House (B & L) .............. $ ................. .366-0760 H T Harbour Lodge .................. $$$ .................. 366-0095 Munchies .................................... $ .................. 366-0423 OnDa Beach .............................. $$ .................. 366-0558 Sea Spray ............................... $$ .................. 366-0065 Sugar Shack + ............................ $ .................. 366-0788 Petes Pub .................................. $$ .................. 366-3503 Cracker Ps ................................. $$ .................. 366-3139 Bradleys on the Harbour ............. $ .................. 365-6380 Dockn Dine ................................. $ .................. 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar ................ $ .................. 365-6501 Bakers Bay Market Place ...... $$$ .................. 612-1021 Grabbers ................................... $$ .................. 365-5133 Nippers ..................................... $$ ................. 365-5143 Orchid Bay ............................... $$$ .................. 365-5175 Coco Beach Bar & Grill. ................ $ .................. 365-8470 Florences Cafe ............................. $ ................. .365-8354 Spinnaker Restaurant ............. $$$ .................. 365-8469 Touch of Class ........................ $$$ .................. 365-8195 Treasure Sands Club ................ $$$ ................. .365-9385 Blu House ............................. $$$ .................. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro ...................... $$ .................. 365-4200 Green Turtle Club .................... $$$ .................. 365-4271 Harveys Island Grill ................... $$ .................. 365-4389 McIntoshs Restaurant .............. $$ .................. 365-4625 Miss Emilys Restaurant ............. $$ .................. 365-4181 New Plymouth Inn .................... $$ .................. 365-4161 Pineapple Restaurant Bar & Grill $$ ................. 365-4039 Plymouth Rock Cafe .................. $$ .................. 365-4234 Shorties Take-a-way...................$$..................365-4342 Sundowners .............................. $$ .................. 365-4060 Nancys ...................................... $$ .................. 366-4120 Everyone reads The Abaconian B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667 Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Man-O-War 365-4019 Abaco Crash & Rescue 365-9111 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749 Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour ...................... 367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic ................................ 367-0020 Integrated Medical Center .......................................... 367-1304 Emergency ............................................... 458-1234 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre ................................... 367-0049 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour ............................ 367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay ......................................... 365-8288 Government Clinic Coopers Town .............................. 365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay ........................... 365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town ................................... 366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point .................................. 366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town ...................................... 365-2172 Blu House ....................... 45 ......... F ......... 365-4200 Green Turtle Club .............. 32 ......... F ......... 365-4271 Black Sound Marina .......... 15 ..................... 365-4531 Other Shore Club ............... 12 ......... F ......... 365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service ........... 10 ......... F ......... 365-4033 Treasure Cay Marina ........ 150 ......... F ......... 365-8250 Man-O-War Marina .......... 26 ......... F ......... 365-6008 Boat Harbour Marina ...... 183 ......... F ......... 367-2158 Conch Inn .......................... 75 ......... F ......... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina ........ 36 ......... F ......... 367-2182 Mangoes Marina ............... 29 ..................... 367-4255 Marsh Harbour Marina ...... 52 ......... F ......... 367 2700 Hope Town Marina ............ 16 ..................... 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways ................................ 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina .............. 6 ......... F ......... 366-0154 Sea Spray .......................... 60 ......... F ......... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Marina ........... 75 ......... F ......... 365-0083 Bakers Bay Marina .......... 158 ......... F ......... 365-5802 Guana Hide-aways ............ 37 ..................... 577-0003 Orchid Bay ......................... 64 ........ F ......... 365-5175 Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental ....................... 475-9616 ................ 367-2936 ......................... 367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure ............................... 577-0004 ..................... 367-0350 Adventure on Prozac T Cay ............................ 365-8749 ...................... 365-4411 C & C Charters Treasure Cay ........................... 365-8506 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour .................... 367-2787 ............. 366-0024 Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ........................... 367-2266 Air Gate Aviation Daytona/New Smyrna ........................... 367-3636 American Eagle Miami ..................................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud ............................ 367-2095 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach .............................................. 367-3415 Craig Air Center North Florida ........................................... 367-3522 IBC Airways Ft.Lauderdale, W Palm Beach ......................... 367-1336 Locair Fort Lauderdale ............................................. 1-800-205-0730 Regional Freeport ............................................................... 367-0446 Sky Bahamas Nassau/Ft. Lauderdale ................................. 367-0996 Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale ..................................... 367-0140 Western Air Nassau ........................................................... 367-3722 Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale ............................................. 367-0032 Abaco Air .............................................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters ........................................................ 367-3450 Extra $3 for each passengers above two ective Dec 08 Clinic, Downtown, Stop Light, ........................................................ $10 Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry ........................................ $15 Spring City ........................................................................................ $15 Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch ............................. $15 Murphy Town & Great. Cistern .......................................................... $20 Snake Cay ........................................................................................ $35 Casuarina Point ................................................................................. $60 Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour ............................................. $80 Bahama Palm Shore ......................................................................... $90 Crossing Rocks ................................................................................ $105 Sandy Point ................................................................................... $150 Leisure Lee ....................................................................................... $50 Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry ................................................... $80 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $85 Fox Town ........................................................................................ $165 Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel ................................................. $ 10 Nat. Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr. Cistern .......................................... $10 Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea. Eective Dec 08 Green Turtle Cay ferry dock ............................................................... $10 Madeira Park .................................................................................... $20 Sand Banks ...................................................................................... $25 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $30 Leisure Lee ....................................................................................... $45 Black Wood ...................................................................................... $20 Fire Road & Coopers Town ............................................................... $40 Cedar Harbour ................................................................................. $60 Wood Cay ......................................................................................... $70 Mount Hope .................................................................................... $80 Fox Town .......................................................................................... $85 Crown Haven ................................................................................... $90 Marsh Harbour airport ..................................................................... $80 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport .............................................. $80 Treasure Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour ................................................ $85 Treasure Cay Hotel to Green Turtle Ferry ........................................... $25 Treasure Cay Hotel to Blue Hole ........................................................ $30 Albert Lowe Museum ................................ Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits .. Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden .................... Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum ................. Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station .................................... Hope Town Swim Mermaid Reef o Marsh Harbour ........ Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole ........... Treasure Cay farm road Art studio & working foundry ...................... Little Harbour Working boatyards ..................................... Man-O-War cay Bring errors & revisions to our attention Revised March 9 12 All phones use area code 242 unless noted www.theabaconian.com Alburys Ferry Service Marsh H.>Guana Cay/Scotland cay F rom Conch Inn advised to contact the oce for the changes. Note: 4:30 pm trip to GTC not on Sundays ** Note: 4:30 pm trip will be made from New Plymouth only Between Abaco & Grand Bahama Summer Schedule only (April to Dec) Sandy Point & Nassau Every Friday & Sunday, except holidays, under 4 hours. Call 225-3376 or 366-4119 Call for rates. Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 30 minutes Be matched with a local person or family with a similar interest such as Bird watching, Attending church, Foreign language, School class visit, Environmental interest. Marine, Native plants, History, Humane Society, etc. This is not a dating service or an offer for a free meal or lodging but an opportunity to meet someone locally with similar interests. Call Tourisms Doranell Swain at 367-3067 dswain@bahamas.com Marsh Harbour North Abaco Sandy Point Treasure Cay Casaurina Point Cherokee Crossing Rocks Green Turtle Cay Hope Town Man-O-War Charter Boats

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Page 32 Section A The Abaconian December, 15 2012 INSURANCE MANAGEMENT (BAHAMAS) LIMITED, INSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTS To Our Valued Customers We would like to thank you for your patronage over the past year and look forward to continuing to serve you with the same professionalism and dedication in the New Year. We wish you a Very Merry Christmas season and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 24 DECEMBER 15TH, 2012 Survival exercises challenge cadets Above: the winner of Top Model and National Costume Contest. Lashawn Bevans, struts along the catwalk. This event is one of several, including the upcoming Swim Suit Contest, that will decide the new Miss Abaco. National Costume brings contestants one step closer to the Miss Abaco crown By Samantha Evans In one of the most talked about events to take place as part of the Miss Abaco 2012 schedule, the seven remaining con testants in the Miss Abaco Pageant were dressed and ready to prove that they were the best on the run way. The event was held on December 2 at Rum Runners in were Erica Pinder, Patricia Curry and Lashawn Bevans. The top three National Costume contestants were Aisha Jones, Pa tricia Curry and Lashawn Bevans. Approximately two hundred people were present to cheer the contestants on as they competed for the title of Top Model and National Costume. The Top Model award stands on its own and does not count towards the pageant. However, the lady who wins the National Costume competi tion automatically advances to the semiladies searched high and low for the best costume to portray what makes the Baha mas unique. According to Miss Abaco President, TJ Stubbs, both areas were judged based on a formula provided by Abaco Pageantry Systems. Top Model was judged based on walk, poise, print model appeal, presence, beauty, presentation and overall impres Please see Costume Page 2 Cadets-in-training were run through a gamut of training and survival exercises to prepare them for the rigors of service. For more on the story see page 5.

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian December, 15 2012 sion. National Costume was based on all stated except walk. The afternoon was divided into four parts. The opening was a red carpet af fair as the ladies were dressed like they were going to the Academy Awards or the Golden Globe. The second set was the all-white attire, where the contestants Gaga, Junkanoo all-white couture, warrior goddess and modern day bride with 1930s Costume From Page 1 contestants designed a swim suit that spoke to their personality. The swim suits ranged from simple couture to runways in Paris. testants depicted a proud Bahamian heri tage. All of the costumes, except the for mal wear, was inspired, and in some cases designed, by the contestants. The formal on the runway and much talk about who would come out on top, the top three con testants for each category was named. For Top Model in third place with 1460 points was Erica Pinder. In second place with 1524 points was Patricia Curry. The win ner with 1646 points was Lashawn Bevans. In the National Costume category in third place with 731 points was Patricia Curry. In second place with 736 points was Aisha Jones. The winner with 755 points was Lashawn Bevans. Patricia Curry was dressed as a sun goddess, Aisha Jones was dressed as an Afro-Bahamian straw doll and the winner was dressed as the national Please see Pageant Page 5 Top right hand corner and clockwise: Velmanique Archer in all-white, Aisha Jones as an Afro-Bahamian straw doll, Patricia Curry as a sun goddess, and directly above sport ing two very familiar Abaco icons Erica Pinder.

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 The scores from national costume will follow the contestants through to pag eant night. According to president of Abaco Pag eantry Systems, TJ Stubbs, the event was a success and far surpassed the accomplish ments of last years event. This year they have gone to great lengths to prepare the contestants to compete internationally. He plans to use this pageant as a spring board to do more community work and more pos itive things on the island. He believes that this top model event exposed the creativity that is on the island. The judges for the event were Domi Nevandria Rolle, the current Miss Abaco. All of the stands for the pageant were pur chased by former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham. He also paid for all of the Miss Abaco ads aired on the local radio. Other posters to come will also be courtesy of Mr. Ingraham. Bottom left: Ebony Bass. Bottom Right: Ramonica Hamilton. School & Youth News Pageant From Page 2 By Mirella Santillo A large group of Royal Bahamas Defense Force Cadets from seven local schools met during the morning of De cember 1 to participate in a survival train ing exercise. Fifty seven new recruits and sixteen installed cadets, altogether sev enty four children, met Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at the corner of South Side Road and SC Bootle Highway in Murphy Town. They were supervised not only by their local advisors, but also by a group of De Local cadets participate in survival exercises Above: cadet trainees prepare to perform a survival exercise in the harbour. Nassau on November 29 to coordinate the operation. Roodatram Kawalran and Thrishka Johnson, from SC Bootle High School, had come with approximately twenty children from Coopers Town and Green Turtle Cay; about the same number of stu dents from Abaco Central High School ac companied Shantell Penn. The remaining thirty plus children belonged to private schools from the Marsh Harbour area. Please see Cadets Page 6

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian December, 15 2012 Man-O-War Hardware Non-Corrosive Hardware An Extensive Selection of Brass, Stainless & Monel Bolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel Bolts Stainless Steel Hurricane Clips #1 Lumber Plain & Pressure Treated Pine, Fir, Cypress Teak & Mahogany Interior, Exterior & Marine PLYWOOD For quotes or information Call Walter Sweeting l Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 365-6011 Fax (242) 365-6039 trice Riley, Leading Seaman Edison Rolle as well as Able-Mechanic Al Rahming shared the duty of training the youngsters during the several hours exercise. The cadets accompanied by their ad to ten miles on SC Bootle Highway, from South Side Road to Calcutta Shipyard, continuing on Crocket Drive up to Eliza beth Drive, all the way to the Port, their two hours to reach their destination. But it was not the end of the exercise, but mere ly the beginning. After a break of a few minutes, they took part in the most impor tant lesson of the day: how to survive and help others in case of a disaster at sea. The walk, which had been preceded by stretching and warm-ups, was a much needed stamina-building exercise because the next exercise the uninstalled cadets had to take turns dragging one of their were divided in groups of ten and were garbed with life jackets. It took a while cadets how to properly secure the life jacket, so it would help, instead of im pair, them. Each group had a captain in charge of their passengers. His duty was to order the others to abandon ship. And, as a good captain, they were to be the last to jump in the water. One by one they stepped into the wa ter. The area of exercise was limited to one side by the Duke of Top Sail and on the other by a rope that had been tiedup from a buoy to the ramp. Marine Sea man Chadwick Eneas and Able-Mechanic ready to command, advise or help. All participated, regardless of how comfort able they may or may not have been. It School & Youth News Cadets From Page 5 was one of three exercises mandatory for installation; so there was no way out for those wanting to become a Royal Baha mas Defense Force Cadet. Once the rescue practice had been performed, they were told to hold hands is twofold. It offers greater visibility for rescuers and the water within the circle is warmer than the ambient water, so each victim can take turn to warm up inside the circle should they be forced to remain in the ocean for a long period of time. It was well after lunch time when the survival exercise ended. It had been a tough morning for most of the trainees, but, while they were swimming, the re ward in the form of an energizing meal stalled cadets. Able-Mechanic Cranstan Taylor, was unable to attend the event. He had a sad duty to perform: taking a group of installed cadets to a funeral service for the mother of one of the cadets. Above: Royal Bahamas Defence Force Cadet trainees perform an open-water survival drill. Interlinking arms and form ing a circle makes the group more visible to search parties and keeps warm water close. Both vital in case of extended peri By Mirella Santillo For the second year in a row, the same three-girl team from SC Bootle High School won the local debates which were held on November 14 and November 28 at St Andrews Methodist Church. Malesha Joseph, Lakera Archer and Kirk lin McIntosh representing Abaco Central High School debated against the SC Boo tle High School team comprised of Sher rie Romer, Rosemika Charles and Shantell Bernardin. The discussions topic was: Be re solved that the National Lottery is the so lution for funding sports and education in gave the victory to SC Bootle High School. Abaco Central High School was out of the contest with a third place. The debates continued on November 28 with the SC Bootles team confronting The SC Bootle Debate Team took Abaco for the second time this year. They will repre sent Abaco in Nassau during the upcoming National Debates. Above: Shantell Bernadin, Rosemika Charles, Sherrie Romer and Coach Nadira Kawalram. Students debate for chance at Nationals three students from Moores Island All Age School. They debated on the same topic: Be it resolved that The Bahamas is SC Bootle was given the proposition role. Leslie Rolle, District of Educa thought that both sides forwarded good ar guments. Moores Island brought forward the breakdown of society in The Bahamas and the immorality associated with it. They mentioned the rate of murders and the dis integration of the family. SC Bootle countered by citing the constitution which is based on Christian principles. They interviewed members of the Christian Council and people in the community and supported their arguments with quotes from the Bible. They conclud Please see Debates Page 7

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 School & Youth News ed that in spite of the weakness of man in general, The Bahamas was still a Christian nation. It was the rebuttal that decided on the winner. Sherrie Romer took the stand for SC Bootle and spoke for approximately three minutes, while her opponent Nicho las Darville concluded in a shorter time. According to his coach, Dawnette Camp bell, it was the rebuttal that he found most Island Astron Johnson, Nicholas Darville and Kenecia Musgrove participated in a debate competition. The panel of judges was represented by Sandra Edwards, Eunice Mills and Pas tor Jason Quashie who was the head judge. In his comments before handing out the trophies, he praised the students of both schools for their presentation and their re search. But he also pointed out some areas of weakness such as poor pronunciation or School took the second place. individual trophy. SC Bootle was awarded the overall school trophy. The High School Students Debates will continue on January 18 in Nassau. The three SC Bootle students will repre sent Abaco. Last year they went up to the Debates From Page 6 By Samantha Evans Saturday, December 1 was an excit ing day for seventeen locals who gradu ated from Success Training College Center for Extended Studies. They all graduated of business. At 6:30 pm, the church hall of Change Ministries International was well-wishers were present to witness the graduation of their loved ones. The theme chosen for this occasion was Soaring Be yond the Challenges Towards a Brighter Seventeen graduate from Success Training College These students have worked hard, but they all marched proudly into the hall. Dr. Deswell Forbes, President of the Col lege, announced them to the audience as they prepared to receive their Associates of Arts Degrees. Once Gods presence was invoked upon the gathering in prayer, the ceremony began. Sharon Rolle, Center Administrator, welcomed all to the gradu ation followed by the passing of the torch by Shrynal Boyd, Class of 2012, to Dave Darville, Class of 2013. Dr. Lenora Black, Superintendent of Education for the Abaco District, brought brief remarks followed by the keynote ad dress by Renardo Curry, Member of Par liament for North Abaco and Parliamen Minister on the island of Abaco. Dr. Black was proud to be present to witness the sec ond graduation of Success Training Col lege on the island of Abaco and commend ed all stakeholders for a job well done. She highlighted the two males in the graduat ing class especially since the Class of 2009 only graduated one male. Dr. Black sees this as a 100% in crease in male enrollment, which is com mendable. She told the graduates that as we approach forty years of independence, it should bring all to a place of soberness. She asked them to think of a very impor She stated that the studies they went through should have been sought after to better the world and not solely for their mended the graduates for stepping forth to attain higher learning at a time when lead ers are being sought all around the world. She spoke to them about higher education degree. She told them that they will earn higher wages, have lower blood pressure, live a healthier lifestyle, have greater job satisfaction, experience greater stability, better prepare their children for the future Please see Success Page 8 Above: the 2012 graduates of Success Training College along with Dr. Deswell Forbes and MP for North Abaco, Renardo Curry. All students received an Associates Degree.

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian December, 15 2012 Ron-Paul Cabinets PlusVisit our Showroom Located Opposite the old Lowes PharmacyOwners: Ronnie & Pauline RobertsPhone: (242) 367-0546 Mattresses Box Springs Bed FramesSerta Pillowtop Mattress.. Queen $440 BYCYCLES Cartoon Toddler Bedsw/Mattress $175 CARPET & PADDING GE 4.5 CU.FT. FRIDGE $220 Rollaway Beds $245 Metal Twin Over Full Bunk Bed $550 with 2 Reg Mattress $950 Black or White Metal Twin Over Twin Bunk Bed $450, with 2 Reg Mattress $782 Wooden Twin Over Twin Bunk Bed Only $575 with 2 Reg Mattress $855Eureka Vacuum Cleaner Parts & Repairs and model change in their home, commu nity and Abacos at large. She told them to go light their candle, and then individu ally they must stand proud and light their world. Mr. Curry told the graduates that af ter the struggles, challenges, babysitting their lives. He stated that there were others who started out with them but they fell by and are now reaping the rewards. He can didly reminded the graduates that the world today calls for advancement of education, so in The Bahamas we must produce talent in a variety of skill sets and disciplines like other countries are doing. As they move forward, he told them to remember that they will be tried and tested but they have proven that they can told them not to become complacent, but seek to advance themselves further. They should never settle for mediocrity, but rather reach for the stars. As a result of this milestone, he stated that they will in their accomplishments to impact the com munity in a great way. Following Mr. Curry, the conferral and charge was given to the graduates by President Forbes. He thanked Dr. Black for her support and stated that they are look ing forward to doing greater things on the island of Abaco. He told the graduates that distinguish themselves from the crowd, be exceptional and soar well beyond average. He told the graduates not to limit themselves to what they have already achieved but use it as a spring board to greater achievements. Use this accomplish ment as a passport to unlimited destinations and not as a permit that limits them to a single activity. He spoke about successful persons in the community and the legacies they have left begin. He told them that even though their forefathers and parents achieved much, they have raised the bar to high levels of success. All graduates were then presented with their degree and special awards. The top three students in this class are: Colle giatorian: Velty Parker-Carey with a GPA of 3.41, Salutatorian: Tania C. Cartwright with a GPA of 3.77, and Valedictorian: Charmaine A. Cornish with a GPA of 3.91. Service awards were given to Carla of Appreciation was presented to Antonio and Cleveland Dawkins. The valedictorian gave her speech and spoke about the jour ney they took from January 2010 to gradu ation day. She advised her colleagues to realize that nothing is too good for them to accomplish. She reminded them that even School & Youth News Success From Page 7 though the journey was long that education lasts forever. Before the ceremony ended, the grad uates presented their professors with gifts and sang their graduation song. It was a wonderful graduation with lots of warm moments that displayed how proud the stu dents were of their achievements. The vote of thanks was given by Velty Carey fol lowed by the recessional. SC Bootle High School sends students to The United Nations By Mirella Santillo In April of 2012, approximately twelve schools attended a conference in Nassau where students acted as repre sentatives of different countries. A group of four students from SC Bootle-Sherrie Romer, Vance Poitier, Savannah Cooper and Shevado Smith as the leader repre sented China during the morning session. They had to do research on Chinas stand on the crisis in the Middle East, pretend ing they were Chinese. They made their presentation in front of an audience com prised of representatives of the Ministry of writers. In the afternoon, Sherrie Romer de bated on Chinas stand on democracy in the Middle East. According to her coach, Nadira Kawalran, she did an excellent job. Based on the morning and afternoon per formances, SC Bootle High School was declared the winner of the contest over another local school, St Francis de Sales Catholic School and Queens College from Nassau. ference. The four students and two chap erons, Nadira Kawalran and Diana Facey, left for the United States on September 28, 2012. From the moment we arrived, we received special treatment, said Ms. Kaw taken to the hotel and then to the confer There they listen to the speech of Bahamian Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Frederick Mitchell, who came to greet them at the end of his presentation. They also listen to other countries representa tives presentations with translating appa ratuses as those people did not speak Eng lish. It gave them an idea of what really happens in a United Nations presentation. The whole Bahamian contingent of approximately thirty people was then invit ed to a reception. In a private session, the students were asked to give their opinion of Mr. Mitchells speech, witnessed by the Bahamian group. During their free time, they traveled on a train, and went shopping downtown Manhattan. Ms. Kawalran explains that she en ters the students in these contests to help them develop their communication skills. In April of 2013, the same students will enter the MUNs session in Nassau, not as competitors this time, but as media tors. Youth Month Service held in Cherokee By Lee Pinder However, Hurricane Sandy came alone and it had to be postponed. But, on Sun day afternoon, November 25, the youth of kee Sound. Epworth Methodist Chapel was the venue for the youth of South Abaco to come together for this program. It was an impressive turnout and the teenagers and young people who attended were given some very important lessons of life to chew on. Even though it was organized by the part of the service with their speaking and singing talents, not to mention one very talented trumpet player: Thomas Reitsma of Cherokee. At this time in their, life a teenager is just learning to break free from the re straints of childhood and all the remarks and speeches concentrated on how impor tant the decisions they make now will af fect the rest of their life, how it is really up to them if they are going to succeed. tor, Ishmael Morely, gave them four im portant points to consider. First and fore most, he stressed that knowledge is power. was important (know your friends). Next, he said that in a world of the mundane, matters, be proud of who you are. And, lastly, he said turn to the Cross and there you will see Christ and yourselves, as he died for your sins. The main Speaker was Reverend Ma rie Neeley, Pastor of Epworth in Cherokee, who impressed the audience with her past life lessons and experiences throughout her own personal life. Her message included and emphasized on I am a promise, I am a possibility and I am a great big bunch of She also outlined three simple in structions to help them achieve their goals in life, she asked them to No. 1 Live it up by having respect for others, especially your elders, No. 2 Love it up and love yourself, and others will love you also, and No. 3 Learn it up for without learning you cant go anywhere. She said if they would remember these three simple phras es and practice them throughout their daily life she said they could make a difference. Rev. Neeley was very energetic and upbeat and the young people were caught up in her enthusiasm and hopefully will take to heart the encouraging words of ad vice given to them, not only by her but all the youth leaders who volunteer their time and efforts every day in order to help our They are our future. Above: young people singing at the Youth...Celebrating Who We Are service in Chero kee Sound on November 25, 2012.

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 SC Bootle prefects installed By Canishka Alexander In November, more than thirty pre at a specially-held assembly on the school grounds at S.C. Bootle High School. Newly elected Head Girl, Clydesha Cor nish, led the young leaders in their prefect pledge. Guest Speaker, Bishop Cedric Bul lard covered the prefects in prayer and admonished them to be good role models and to be responsible. He also used the opportunity to address the general student body and offer some grief counselling in the wake of the recent, tragic car accident where three individuals perished. All of the victims were relatives of students at the school. School & Youth News Above: Clothing Construction Teacher, Chavonne Reid, pins Head Girl, Clydesha Cornish. By Mirella Santillo The Department of Social Sciences of Abaco Central High School, headed by Raquel Cox, continues its Students of the Month Award program. Eighteen students from grade 7 to 12 were recognized for their achievement dur ing the month of November. They were They were Faudny Telusca, Asheene Smith and Stephanie Cartwright in grade 7. In grade 8 the awards went to Kenei sha Tanelus, Jenita Simeon and Iselaine Jean. The recipients for grade 9 were Dene ze Bootle, Elvina Morin and Jenny Louis. Junique Rolle, a grade 10 students Religious Studies. In grade 11, the History award went to Tyshinique Cunningham and to Vinedgy Michel for Religious Studies. Grade 12 recipient of the History award was Leslee McDonald. Payton Stubbs received the Religious Studies award. ACH Students of the Month awarded Above: Abaco Central High School students, from grades seven to twelve, receive awards for their academic achievements during the month. Two Abaco Central High School Stu dents have put their school in the news for their success in spelling. Destiny Seymour won the eighth grade Spelling Bee contest on November 2. Another student of the high school, Jacqueline Jean-Jacque, placed second in the contest held on November 23 for sev enth graders. ACH continues success in spelling bees SC Bootle hosts annual Awards and Thanksgiving Ceremony By Canishka Alexander Awards were the order of the day at S.C. Bootle High School on Nov. 23. Ac cording to Principal Huel Moss, dozens presented to well-deserving students from Grades 7 to 11 for their efforts from a year ago. Moss said that the opportunity was also used as a service of thanksgiving and students and teachers were encouraged to bring in food items for distribution to the needy in our communities. As a reward, prizes were given to classes with the best decorated box as well as the class that brought in the most items. Once again, Treasure Cay Resort and Marina sponsored the annual event. Head Boy Junior Louis and Head Girl Clydesha Cornish did a masterful job as moderators. The ceremony began with pal Huel Moss brought brief remarks and the welcome, while Mrs. Sandy Edwards spoke on behalf of the Department of Edu cation. Seventh graders, Torin Miller and Daryl Russell, rendered a musical selec tion followed by a melodious song by the famous Facility Managers Choir. Father Deangelo Bowe of the Anglican Parish in North Abaco delivered the keynote address to the students. He admonished the stu dents to be the best that they can be and not to settle for mediocrity. Bowe added that regardless of their individual circumstanc es, there is no excuse for not succeeding. Soon it was time for the presentation of awards, which was facilitated by par ents, teachers and invited guests. Students smiled broadly and walked quickly to re cates rewards for their hard work in the classroom and in sports last year. Finally, Lazaria McIntosh and Shed line Israel delivered the vote of thanks be fore Freddie McIntosh, a facility manager, brought the proceedings to a close with the benediction. Above: Father Deangelo Bowe with senior prefects Iesha Johnson and Tamera Rolle.

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian December, 15 2012 The Abaco Beach Resort at Boat Harbour announces the availability of a limited number of luxury condominiums for sale atThe Harbour Residences For more information visitwww.AbacoBeachResort.com or call 242-367-2585 or 242-367-2158 Sports By Mirella Santillo A Volleyball Tournament organized Grace Gymnasium on Saturday December 1 from 10:30 to 3:30. Three primary schools and three high schools entered the contest. Agape Christian Schools team won both the boys and girls Volleyball Tourna ment in the primary school category. SC girls divisions in the high school category. Treasure Cay primary School, Green Turtle Cay Amy Roberts and Agape Chris tian School entered the Primary School Category. SC Bootle High School, Central Abaco High School and Agape Christian School represented the high school cat egory. Dolphins sweep volleyball tournament S. C. Bootle High Schools boys and girls teams are the champions in high school volleyball this year. Principal Huel Moss recently announced that both teams de feated their opponents, Abaco Central High School, in highly-contested battles at Agape Christian Schools Grace Gym on Dec. 1. Above: SC Bootle Girls Volleyball Team Right: SC Bootle Boys Volleyball Team with Coach Audley Dean.

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 Enjoy great dining at Anglers Restaurantor casual fare at our famous pool bar both at the waters edge in Marsh HarbourBBQ WEDNESDAYSRibs and chicken $22.00STEAK NIGHT FRIDAYSHappy Hour 6 to 8pm Steak Dinner $22BROWN TIP AT THE POOL BARFriday and Saturday starting at 8 pmSTEPHEN COLEBROOKEnjoy Stephens versatile piano music and vocals Tuesday through Sunday 6:30 10:00 pm 367-2158 AbacoBeachResort.com Sports By Canishka Alexander The slow-pitch season for softball players on Abaco began on Dec.2 at the Murphy Town Ball Field. Two coed teams were formed with 10 players each and la beled Marsh and Coopers in reference to their respective North and Central Abaco communities. Although there were nine innings in the game, the innings went by quickly. The Coopers were well in the lead by the sixth inning the Marsh players began Above: Jarrod Douglas of the Marsh team pitching to one of the Coopers players during Slow-pitch softball season launches this month to strengthen their defense and score points as they went up to bat. Several homeruns were scored on both teams. Abaco Softball Association President Nigel Bootle also played in the game, and was the pitcher for the Coopers team. The Coopers beat the Marsh team: 12 to 9. Bootle said that he had enjoyed the game, and promised that there will be more slow pitch games to come. Bootle and Mark Douglas, a member of the Cret the season this month to see what type of interest it would generate. expressed interest. Additionally, Mark Douglas said that there will be coed, mens and womens teams out this season. A travel club will also be formed, and players will travel to New Providence and Grand Bahama with players from those islands coming to Aba co as well to compete. in shape, so that when [fast pitch] softball season comes back around everybody will will be what well be doing well have a meeting, do a schedule and basically go Nearby, Jarrod Douglas was planning his teams comeback when they play again. He quipped that they only allowed Bootle and his team to win because they did not bring out their full squad and had to bor row some players for the game. Mark agreed with his brother Jarrod. It was a good game, we fell short, is only one game, but we will bounce back

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian December, 15 2012 C h r i s t m a s D i n n e r N e w Y e a r s E v e C h r i s t m a s E v e T r e a s u r e S a n d s C l u b T r e a s u r e C a y Sports By Mirella Santillo The Agape Christian School Eagles el Invitational Basketball Tournament with The tournament was hosted by Central Eleuthera High School during the weekend of November 15 to 17 with sixteen teams Davis High School in Nassau and from Agape Christian School on Abaco took home the trophies in the junior division and the senior division respectively. Twenty students from Agape Chris tian School in the junior and senior catego ries accompanied Coach Adderley to Eleu in his division. The seniors defeated Central Eleu thera High Schools team in the champion ship game, winning by four points, 44 to 40. According to Coach Adderley, it was a very close, exciting game which went into overtime. Three Abaco players made division. They were Godfrey Rolle Jr., Ja ron Cornish and Agassi Saunders. Godfrey Rolle also received the MVP award. mented Coach Adderley. The enthusiastic coach will take his players to Freeport, Grand Bahama, the weekend of December 12 to 15 to partici pate in the Annual Grand Bahama Catholic High School Christmas Invitation Basket ball Tournament. He is certain that the Eagles will once again bring back home a few trophies. I worked for three years to boasts the coach. I will never have a better In the meantime, the local interschools tournament continues at Agape Christian Schools Grace Gymnasium. The last game of the year which was played on ond round will resume on January 9. Eagles continue their success in Eleuthera Coach and players recognized for excellence Above: the Agape Eagles Basketball Team in Eleuthera for the Walter Bethel Invitational Basketball Tournament. Photo courtesy of The Eleutheran.

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian December, 15 2012 Exclusive Abaco Island Estate 1 hour from Florida, private island with house & guest cottage. Own your dream home, retire in Paradise, Marsh Harbour, Bahamas www.BahamasIslandHome.com 2.62 acres on Sugarloaf cay 3230 sq. ft. interior, w/ 1500 of porches Guest Cottage, 1073 sq. ft. 2/1 Fully furnished including all electronics, appliances, decor in both houses 2 boats: 19 Boston Whaler, 22 Glacier Bay 30,000 gallons of fresh water cistern Back up water line from mainland 25 ft. Elevation on rock with concrete foundation Storm/security shutters Interior construction is all wood not drywall Dock with boat hoist Located in the HUB of Abaco School & Youth News Art Explosion features many young and new artists By Canishka Alexander The organizers of the annual Art Ex plosion 2012 welcomed its third year at Agape Christian Schools Grace Gym on Nov. 23-24. Having celebrated successful events in the past, there were familiar and new faces among the artisans this year with great participation from younger, school-aged artists. An art exhibition by Agape students was on display and included the past year's BJC & BGCSE coursework and exam pieces. Seated at one of the booths was who fashions her jewelry from mostly shell and coconut materials. She also makes straw bags, which happened to be her most popular item at the event. them, so she is starting to add back to her Agape Teacher Danielle Totten, who sold home good products, jewelry, and chil drens headbands and barrettes. Meanwhile Ashley Hall specialized in Perler Beads. Using colourful beads, Ashley followed a pattern for animals, and ironed them to fuse the beads togeth er. Next, she added adhesive magnets and hooks to complete her creations. Raquel Albury featured newer items this year. There were clutches and wallets made from duct tape. She also featured laces and bracelets to her jewelry line. Mikayla Marshall participated for the second year in a row at the Art Ex plosion. She displayed small and large wreaths and fans, miniature Christmas trees, gift boxes and Suncatchers. Mackenzie Dam showcased jewelry and Christmas ornaments, while Bethany Higgs created small, medium and large that ranged from a manatee, whale, sail boat, lighthouse, wind chime, magnets, Please see Art Page 17 Above: Raquel Albury showcasing her work. Necklaces, earrings, bracelets and pait ings were some of the items in her impressive portfolio.

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 School & Youth News necklaces and sea glass pendants, and a shell door stop. The last of the young art ists were Kara Pinder and S. Taylor Al bury, who sold bracelets and hair clips. Across from the students was Doug las Albury, who spends hours making masterpieces from native woods. A native been making wooden frames for 10 years, his workshop. Although he has not ful ly marketed his work, he has attended a number of art shows on the island. Not too far away were Johnny and Art From Page 16 Rapeepan Cash of Abaco Arts and Crafts. Mr. Cash pointed out additions to his viv id acrylic painting collection while Ms. Cash spoke to customers about her cro chet purses and clutches accentuated with soda tabs, recycled magazine purses and sea glass jewelry. Other artisans making an appear Stephen Knowles, Leo and Renee Bethel of Star Crafts, Andy Albury of Albury's Designs, Kristen Pearce of Kristen's Vonda Bethel. According to Troy Albury, the event is designed to highlight the talents of lo cal Abaco artists and craftsmen by giv ing them an outlet to exhibit and sell their work. On Friday evening, the art show also catered to those who had purchased tickets for the Italian dinner sale which offered a choice of lasagna or spaghetti that evening. Many people took advantage of the opportunity to sit and enjoy a meal with family and friends. On Saturday, a continental breakfast was served and children were entertained with a bounce house, face painting and a craft station. Vendors who produce jams, jellies, pick les and sauces locally were also encour aged to participate. Above: another two young artists, Kara Pinder and S. Taylor Albury, display bracelets and hair clips. Above: Don Wood, artist of local fame, with some of his work.

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian December, 15 2012 School & Youth News Miss Abaco contestants take part in community beauty challenge By Samantha Evans The Miss Abaco Pageant showcases the beauty and modeling talents of contes tants, but the young ladies also take time to engage in community service. On Saturday of the remaining contestants took part in a community beauty challenge at Central Abaco Primary School. Last year, Abaco Pageantry Systems adopted Central Abaco Primary with the intention of enhancing the beauty and d cor of the exterior school environment. On Saturday, the beauties painted the quadrangle walls and lunch benches at the the school. The ladies hope to engage in another beauty challenge on Saturday De and the new Miss Abaco is crowned on December 16. The contestants donated items along with community partners such as Pine wood Nursery. By Canishka Alexander According to Principal Huel Moss, the teachers and students of S. C. Bootle High School showered their school's fa cility managers with gifts at a special ap preciation assembly held on Dec.3. Moss said that the often-forgotten job they ac complish on a daily basis was expounded and highlighted. Students read poems and sang songs for their favorite facility man ager. The facility managers, made up of six janitresses, one yardman and one se new Treasure Sands Club in Treasure Cay as part of their special day. Facility managers shown appreciation for their work at S.C. Bootle High School Above: the Janitorial Team of the Facility Managers Staff at S. C. Bootle High School with some of their gifts: From left: Kandymae Murphy, Lisa McIntosh, Marjorrie McIn tosh, Maryann Edgecombe, Judyann Adams and Bernetta Bullard.

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Page 20 Section B The Abaconian December, 15 2012 F G Frederik F. Gottlieb and Co. Wishes Its Clients Best Wishes For the Holidays & Throughout the New Years Counsel & Attorneys Notaries Public Marsh, Harbour, Abaco School & Youth News Abaco Central High School holds Sixth Annual Musical and Art Production By Mirella Santillo The sixth annual Abaco Central High School Christmas performance was a med ley of musical pieces, interrupted by read ings from the Bible, poetry and solo sing ing, presented and acted by students ins grades 7 to 12. Some of the teachers also participated in the performance and moder ated the event. The evening was topped up The event took place on the school grounds in the balmy evening of Decem ber 7. The audience consisted mostly of students and teachers as well as Principal Ricardo Ferguson. A few parents were present, cheering and taking photographs. The function started precisely at 7 p.m., heralded by Have yourself a Merry ments by the grade 11 and 12 school band. The band did several renditions of carols during the evening, led by Jamal McIn tosh, one of the coordinators of the event. Four girls performed a skit Christ mas 2012," which was based on the efforts of a mother to have her girls stay home for Christmas dinner. The message was that Christmas should bring family members together and not be a party occasion. There was a beautiful rendition of three popular Christmas songs by Akeem Adderley, Lindalee Sawyer and Haneisha Russell. her letter to Santa. Her wish list that in cluded a movie theater as well as a shop ping mall on Abaco and a word of advice to friends and family to stop asking her when she was getting married provoked a lot of laughing cheers from the assembly. Nine and ten grade students played carols with chimes led in turn by Mr. Mc Intosh and Pauline Brice, the other orga nizer of the event. Solos by Lindalee Sawyer and Erica Pinder brought a lot of applauds, so beau tiful were their voices and the rendition of the song they sang. The highlight of the evening that brought all the boys standing closer to the stage was the fashion explosion. Five that ranged from a mini dress to decorated jeans, to a long, African style dress. The show was not over until the audi ence was treated to a sneaky preview of the Miss Abaco Contest. Ramonica Hamilton, Marvinique Dean and Alexandra Baptiste, who were to enter the event in Hope Town on December 9, paraded on the podium Then, the sound of drums brought everyone running towards the parking lot as members of Abaco Central High School Junkanoo group marched towards the yard. They were not in costumes but the music and the rhythm gave the spectators a good idea of what their performance will be in the 2013 Junkanoo Love Rush. Above: Akeem Adderley, performing a solo. Long Bay holds prefect installation ceremony By Canishka Alexander Several primary and high school stu dents of Long Bay School were honoured to participate in the schools Prefect Instal lation Ceremony held on Dec.7. Under the prefects marched to the front of the audi ence following the lead of Orin Grimmond, Long Bay teacher and master of ceremony. Meanwhile, Principal J acqueline Col lie carried out her inspection of prefects. For Grade 6, Blaine Altidor was chosen as class prefect, and the Grade 6 school prefect at large for the primary school was Samuel Collie. For the high school, Jean D'Haiti was selected as the Grade 7 class prefect while Grade 9 class prefect was Giovanni Morris. Serving the tenth grade as class prefect was Mikinchina Etienne; Grade 11 class prefect was Alton Pubien; and Grade 12 class prefect was Ozeke Swain. Mark Boy, and E. Issachar Baillou as the Deputy Head Boy. Head Girl was Richa Munroe along with Khadisha Bain as Deputy Head Girl. Deante Bain represented the Long Bay Student Council. A selection was given by Grades 7 & 9 before Ms. Collie brought remarks. She said that prefects were chosen by their teachers because of their character and their leadership qualities. Although being a prefect is prestigious, Ms. Collie, said that it carries its share of duties and responsi bilities. A prefect is an important link be Collie indicated. Serving as a prefect is considered an honour; it does much to en courage, and develop positive and respon After listing the criteria for prefects, students received their badges and were in vited to sign documents along with their parents demonstrating their commitment and acceptance of duties as prefects. Before the ceremony ended, Ms. Col lie presented donated food items that were collected during their 16th Annual Thanks giving Program on Nov.22. They were dis tributed to the Pilot Club of Abaco; Dept. of Social Services; Rotary Club of Abaco; and the South and Marsh Harbour Seventh day Adventist communities. Students who donated the most food items were reward ed with gifts as well. Clyde Bain, youth pastor, and Can ishka Alexander of The Abaconian also received plaques for their support of the school. Above: Principal Jacqueline Collie and the newly-installed prefects.

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 21 School & Youth News Myriad Center seeks community support By Canishka Alexander As part of her mentorship and sup port of the islands youth, Bekera Taylor, founder of Abaco Myriad Community Center, said that they are planning to hire recently graduated high school students for a year, and set up a fund in the meantime or opening a business. Despite her intentions, however, Taylor said there are challenges with fund ing. Although the center received a gov ernment grant for their summer program, she said it is now being personally funded. Additionally, the center is in dire need of people to mentor, and the community can also help by donating clothing, crafts and food items. At the center, there is also a Hospital ity School and a preschool called Myriad Minds Academy, which offers afterschool care and home-work assistance. There is also a Rescue Mission Group which ad dresses issues that young people are faced with. In the foyer area, children can play games like dominoes and pool while being supervised. On Friday nights, karaoke is held at the Teen Lounge, which is open every day and has day rates available. The main initiative is for people to come and to be entertained in a safe envi munity center, we are open every day to Beginning Dec.14 to Dec. 31, the Abaco Myriad Community Center will be showing the latest movies at its the ater. Located in the Old Lowes Pharmacy Building in Marsh Harbour, the theater can accommodate 120 people and has all sorts of tasty food items at the concession stand. Admission costs are $3 for children 16 and under; and $5 for adults. Taylor said that they also visit private and government schools and reward stu dents who are excelling in their academ ics with free movie tickets. Abaco Myriad Community Center offers discount rates to groups, social clubs and churches. Rescuing the youth the priority for new program By Samantha Evans Bekera Taylor and Ronale Pierre both had a vision to reach inner city youth so they joined forces to reach them in Marsh Harbour. Mr. Pierre stated that he has been in the youth business for two years as he has always had a passion for youth devel opment. He remembers growing up in the was no group to help him. So, now that he is an adult, he wants to help the youth in the Mudd and Peas to develop good char acter and engage in constructive activities. Once he was approached by Ms. Taylor, they decide to start the group to help rescue poor children and those living an orphan life style. Mr. Pierre explained that as he listened to the conversation of the young boys in particular, he noted that they long for somewhere to engage in good things. He is concerned that the things these kids engage in is more negative than positive which results in them getting in volved in mischief. As he assessed the situ ation, he noticed that a lot of them came from broken homes. He understands their pain all too well, so he is trying to show them a different way. He noticed that some of them are wiser than normal, but they have to learn to channel their energy in the right direction. The program started on October 20 with twenty boys. But as the world got around, girls started to attend the meet ings. To date they have ten girls. The students have attended classes in hygiene, self-defense, hospitality, and health and wellness. The track team just started and the students practice when they are not in class sessions. Mr. Pierre added that this group will expose the students to positive skills that will prepare them for life. At the center they will feel free, welcomed and accept ed. They are being taught discipline in a strict environment with Christian values. He and Ms. Taylor are also trying to im prove the attitude and behavior of these kids while there. On Sunday, November 25, the stu dents hosted their parents to a Thanksgiv ing dinner at the center. This gave them an opportunity to put their hospitality skills to good use. The dinner was sponsored by Richardson Pata, Bayview Restaurant and Myriad Center. The food was prepared by The average age of those in the group is 11 and they meet Saturdays 12 noon to The center is open to receiving dona tions in the form of crafts, clothing, toi letries, food items and grooming kits. In terested persons can contact the center at 458-6314. Like The Abaconian on Facebook for news breaks and updates.

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Page 22 Section B The Abaconian December, 15 2012 School & Youth News By Canishka Alexander Approximately 50 students on Abaco are actively participating in the Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps (BMCC) this year. The students represent Long Bay School; Agape Christian School; Horizons Acad emy; Abaco Central High School; S.C. Bootle High School; and Forest Heights Academy, and travel from as far as Fox Town and Casuarina Point. Beginning in September, classes have been held every Tuesday at Abaco males participating. Classes are also of fered at S.C. Bootle High School by Ms. Thursdays at 4 p.m., and there are twen ty-two students enrolled. Glender Knowles, BMCC coordina tor, said that the females are performing well with many of them geared towards engineering and the lower deck of the ships. Most of the males have expressed interest in becoming captains. Each year, the students look forward the Grand Bahama Shipyard to learn more about vessels and the opportunities for jobs and internships. The Grand Bahama Shipyard is one of the biggest ship repair ing docks. So far, the students have been given an introduction to maritime with lessons on vessel husbandry; navigation; math ematics; geography; recognizing buoys; vival techniques. Tenth grade student, Desmondo Bootle, said he joined the program to make better use of his time, and with the realization that it would better his chances of attending college. Bootle added that the mention of good jobs with excellent pay in the maritime industry also appeals to him. Additionally, Roann Burrows, another tenth grader, said she likes the idea of ex ploration and travelling to many places. Meanwhile, Knowles thanked Re Hannah, who assists as a lecturer. She also commended the students who live far away and arrange transportation to attend the classes. Its a disciplined course with in structions in a classroom setting because from here they go to Canada and New Campbells Shipping is also offering a Summer Maritime Program to students from the ninth grade. Campbells Ship ping also offers a non-academic college for maritime in New Providence, and the College of The Bahamas recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Edward Island. Knowles said: So the opportunity for these students when they leave high school to go into college has been made more affordable and more scholastically Above: Maritime class session that took place on Dec.4 at Abaco Central High School with Glender Knowles, BMCC coordinator. Maritime students attend weekly classes available. If they are not that great in academics, they can enlist into a non-aca She was also excited about the growth of our yacht registry noting that The Bahamas is viewed as a safe haven. So that is where were at; the op portunities are now more than what they

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 23 Card of anks To Family Members, our Church Family at Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel, B.T.C. Family, and Friends: We wish to ank You for your support on September 1st when out son Derek Kevin (Moosa) Albury died suddenly at his apartment on Cash Street. Your telephone calls, visits and prayers are apreciated. e food supplied by so many friends and family was outstanding and greatly appreciated. We cannot explain how we feel although it has been three months a great void has been le in our family that we will have to do our best to overcome with the help of the Almighty God. Again, many thanks to all. Warren, Marilyn, Angelita and Annie Our Favorite Song: One Day You Will Understand It Bye & Bye JOHN CASHREALTY www.treasurecayrentals.com Bahama Beach Club 2024 3 Bed 2 Bath 1645 sq. ft. 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Sea of Abaco views. $149,000 Beach Villa 648 2 bed, 2 bath with dining room addition, just steps from pool and Worlds Top 10 beaches! $260,000 NEW LISTINGExecutive Leases:3 Bed 2 Bath charming 1800 sq ft newly renovated canal home with coastal chic decor, pool, dock, 2 min walk to TC Beach. $2,500 per month 3 bed 2 Bath 1645 sq ft 2nd oor luxurious Bahama Beach Club Resort Condo with pools, bars, restaurants on worlds top ten beach. $2,800 per month. 4 Bed 3 Bath luxurious beach home on Windward Beach, fully furnished, oce & den $3,000 per month John CashABR, BRI, CRS, Broker UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT SOLD SOLD Church & Religion 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 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 was: Igniting & Unleashing the Fire of 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 the rewards of their decision to stand their testimony as well which resulted in several youth people coming to the altar for prayer and forgiveness. Faith-Based and community leaders attend AIDS work shop By Samantha Evans December. This year several events have on November 30, 2012 in the cafeteria and the Government Complex; the HIV/ AIDS Seminar. Faith-based leaders and community workers were invited to at tend, at which time information on AIDS awareness was shared. Dr. Lenora Black, Abaco Superin tendent for Education, opened the semi nar with brief remarks followed by the Sandy Edwards. The theme once again new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. She told the participants that in order for us to get Christmas Carol Service held at Abaco Youth Ministries for seniors By Samantha Evans The Rainbow Pilot Club of Abaco hosted senior citizens from Central Abaco to a Christmas Carol Service and Souse on Thursday evening December 6, 2012 beginning at 7pm. The sanctuary at Abaco as approximately thirty-eight senior citi zens were in attendance along with par ents, Pilot Club members and perform ers. Before the program began, President annual event to honour seniors and bless them with food items just in time for the Christmas season. He encouraged all to participate in the program by lifting their voices in song to celebrate the birth of Christ. Once the program began, the sing ing was explosive. Performances were lifted by Vashon and Joshua Robbins of Grace Baptist Church who sang a Christ mas Medley, Joey Sands of Zion Baptist Ministries youth and senior dancers, Tana Newbold, Central Abaco Primary School Junior Anchors who also sang a Christ mas Medley, and Keli McKinney who sang Silent Night. There was an open invitation for se niors to lift their voice or dance, but only one person sang a song which was well received. One thing that can be said about those seniors in attendance is that they have a close relationship with the creator and they were not afraid to show or voice it. The entire evening was a blessing in deed. Before the program ended, the Pilot Club members serenaded the seniors. Leroy Thompson was the able mod erator who entertained the crowd with jokes, but he also told a few serious sto ries which reminded all that if they put their trust in Jesus that he will see them through their storms once they do not remain in their storm. Pastor Emmit Ar cher, senior pastor of the host church, prayed a prayer of covering over each se nior citizen present. They were treated to souse and given a week supply of grocer ies before departing. The items given were collected by the Junior Anchors when they went TrickO-Canning, from Long Bay School, S.C. Bootle High, and Royal Bank of Canada. The Maxwells bags were purchased by Peter Major. to zero all of us must make a commitment not to engage in risky behavior. It will re quire them to protect themselves and oth ers by limiting the number of people they have sex with, avoiding alcohol and drugs when they have sex, reducing the risk of them spreading HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, and not using dirty needles. Edwards shared the statistics of per sons in the Bahamas living with AIDS and those who have died. She stated that there are currently over 8000 known cases of AIDS and over 4000 have died from the disease. She cautioned the public that this 8000 plus persons who are living only in clude those persons they know about, but there could be more persons living with the disease who are not on medication or just do not know they are infected. She added that adolescents and young adults remain the fastest growing groups of new HIV infections. It is also the leading cause of death in individuals between the ages of 25 to 44. She encour aged each person to take time to get to know their status by visiting their local doctor for a rapid test. Nurse Ticia McK inney reinforced this sentiment then spoke Registered Nurse Mckinney spoke to them about her role at the Marsh Harbour Clinic including being the coordinator of the skin clinic and one of the nurses trained to administer the AIDS test. She told how their records should be kept and the turnaround time for results. She ex plained that the rapid test results can be ready in 20 minutes but for a more de tailed analysis test, they will have to wait two weeks. She stressed the importance of them knowing their status even if they are mar ried or in a serious relationship. The par ticipants had a lot of questions for her, cords was concerned. She told them that she will look into their concerns. Before the seminar ended, Edwards gave them a test and told them some pertinent facts to remember about HIV and AIDS. A light lunch was served at the end of the semi nar.

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Page 24 Section B The Abaconian December, 15 2012 Church & Religion Phillippa Farrington releases her book: For The Broken By Canishka Alexander signing ceremony held on Dec.8, Phillippa Farrington unveiled For the Broken: Daily Inspiration. Farrington, who is also an ed ucator, said the journey to writing the book on Abaco. As an adolescent and into her adult life, she discovered that writing held thera peutic value for her. Reading, writing and praying they comprised my alone time with God with For the Broken is actually a compilation of my journal writings. As I matured spiri tually and fellowshipped with believers and unbelievers, I soon realized that our stories As a result, Farrington was led by the Holy Spirit to compile her writings as a re minder to others that they are never alone. She said that if one soul is led to Christ or if someone is left inspired, then her writing would not have been in vain. She called on Rev. Emmit Archer, her pastor and spiritual father, to pray a blessing over the ceremony. However, be fore praying Archer asked if anyone had seen what he saw. In answer to his ques tion, he supplied that he had envisioned Copies Sold inscribed on the cover of her book. Next, Simmone Bowe-Mullings, edi tor of For The Broken, said she was happy to be a part of the occasion and a part of the process. Bowe-Mullings said that she was inspired by Farrington, and that Farrington has always been someone she has admired and been able to call on. Following the presentation of au tographed copies of her new book, Far rington had a surprise in store for her well-wishers. She unveiled the cover of an upcoming book she will release in the summer of 2013 called Thoughts Fruit of Experience. For The Broken can be purchased at Bellevue Business Depot or on Amazon. Facebook "For The Broken," and place an order or e-mail Ms. Phillippa Farrington at: farry_25@hotmail.com. Above: (left to right) Simmone Bowe-Mullings, editor of For The Broken; Pastor Emmit Archer of Abaco Youth Ministries and Phillippa Farrington, author of For The Broken.

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 25 School & Youth News By Canishka Alexander St. Francis de Sales Catholic School celebrated its 11th Annual Aids Aware Aids Day on Dec.7. They were joined by students and staff members from Agape Christian School and Every Child Counts. Charese Kemp, moderator, in troduced the schools Public Speaking Group. During the skit, the students dem Virus (HIV) can and cannot be contracted. Next, Nurse Shavone Brennen of the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic addressed the student body. She told students that HIV is a virus that only af fects humans. The most common ways of spreading HIV, she said, is through sexu al intercourse or sharing needles with an infected person and by being born to an infected mother. Nurse Brennen encour aged them to abstain from sex until they are married. cy Syndrome (AIDS) is developed. She then asked the students to hold the hand of the persons standing next to them. An infected person looks just like me and looks like the person next to you, nen revealed. How do you get to stop St. Francis celebrates 11th Annual AIDS Awareness Day Please see Awareness Page 26 Above: AIDS human ribbon formation be St.Francis, ECC and Agape students and staff members. This marks the eleventh year that St. Francis de Sales School has held a special assembly to raise aware ness about the disease and to reduce dis crimination towards those who suffer from AIDS.

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Call 786-322-0847, 786-787-7875 or 577-0748 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 NEW COLOR OPTIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIFIED Call 367-3200 Fax 367-3677 Sweetings Village, 2 bed, 2 bath home. $1300 per month. Call 367-3529 or 577-0016 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Scotland Cay, Private Island Rare opportu nity, paved 3400 airstrip, paved roads, marina, tropical lagoon & miles of beaches. Beautiful Hawaiian designed HOUSE sits on 1/2 ac of lushly landscaped RIDGE TOP with spectacu lar views of Ocean coral reefs AND Caribbean tern, sleeps 8. Priced well below appraised val att.net Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale Sweetings Village, Duplex for sale. (2) 2 bed, 2 bath, fully furnished. For more details call 475-4848 Treasure Cay, 2 adjacent canal lots. 190 on canal. Has ridge 8 above high water mark. Dock and davits. No motor or cables. $280,000 separately Call 365-8117. Merry Christmas Treasure Cay Canal front property with 111 dock, boat lift, davits, & cleaning station. RE DUCED to $299,000. Call 305-245-6043 or hquin1902@gmail.com Dundas Town Hill Top residential Lot, over looking Sea of Abaco, near Radio Abaco,Lot # 09 G. 6,835 square feet. Call 559 8553 Guana Cay, Dolphin Beach Estate, lot 88D, hill top, 40 elevation on the Sea of Abaco. Spectacular views on both sides, on paved road. Asking $140,000. Call 352-256-0999 or E-mail: ricker3147@yahoo.com Marsh Harbour, High Rocks 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 Hope Town, North End, last remaining unde veloped bay-side beach-front lot in North End Hope Town $425,000. Call 207-594-9878 or jandkoakes@gmail.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 held their hands, so what I want you to do from now on is to start treating everyone around you the way that you want to be Sandy Edwards of the Dept. of Edu cation shared a few HIV statistics before introducing the guest speaker. She said that by the end of December of 2011, there were 300 new cases of HIV-infect ed persons. Altogether, there are 8,000 people infected with HIV or AIDS in the Bahamas. HIV and AIDS Activist Kevin Thompson-Delancy, who was molested as child, said he has lived with HIV for 27 years, and was so heavily discriminated against that he had to move to the United States. He returned to The Bahamas 11 years ago. AIDS has no face or no colour, and Thompson-Delancy said. So join me in speaking up loud and clear about HIV/ AIDS, and let us continue to tear down the walls of stigma and discrimination. I say I will be a drum major and lead the way for persons living with HIV/ AIDS. My voice will be the voice for those persons who cannot speak for them During the question and answer ses sion with students, Thompson-Delancy disease. He developed neuropathy in his legs, a rare form of cancer and Pneumo cystis Carinii Pneumonia (PCP). As a re sult, he could not walk and weighed only 92 pounds. He recalled how the doctors gave up on him. They told his mother that he would not survive, and to begin preparing for his funeral. But something really did happen [because] when you get in touch with Je sus Christ, when you put your all in all in Him, when you connect with the Father, Closing remarks were made by Prin cipal Josephine Kumar, who said that the all guests for their participation and for increasing their awareness of the deadly disease. She also commended Mr. Ireneo sign that served as a backdrop onstage. form the AIDS Human Ribbon in their ra hands held high and lifted triumphantly above their heads. Awareness From Page 25 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

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December 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 27 VEHICLES FOR SALE Buying? Selling? Want more business? A low cost ad like this can bring fast results Call 367-3202 Fax 367-3201 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color high light on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Factory Direct Custom Cummins/Stam ford Diesel Generators. Includes: Alumi num 65dBA enclosure, deepsea gprs remote control module, 200 gallon base fuel tank, 250amp automatic transfer switch, 1 or 3 phase, shipping & customs duties, 1 year/1000hr war ranty 50% deposit, 10 week delivery. 30kw $19,589.00 60kw $23,960.00. CONTACT: Mr. Patrick Petty Carib Generators (242) 427-3749 / 323-1594 E: sales@caribgenera tors.com / patrick_ptty@yahoo.com NEW 8KW Diesel Generator, in soundproof box $7,500. Call 577-0340 Jacuzzi, 6 person, der. Located in Treasure Cay. $1800. Call 305245-6043 or e-mail: hquin1902@gmail.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 2002 Dodge Ram 1500XLT, 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 Anyone interested in splitting a boat slip month? email: lcm6@hotmail.com 20 Sailboat Holder, year 1980. Dropkeel. Main, 2 headsails, 2 spinnakers. Storage/ launch trailer. $3000. Call 242-365-8109. Email: ljungholm@batelnet.bs 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 25 Classic Mako, maha, high pressure injected, little over 1200 hrs. Asking $25,000 OBO. Call 242-365-5006, 475-2479 or 475-3701 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 34 Crusader, Northern Light generator, Garman GPS sys Stone crab and grouper trap pulley. $50,000 OBO. Sleeps 6. Call 365-5006, 475-2479 or 475-3701 36 GULFSTAR TRAWLER, Exceptional liveaboard cruiser. Twin Perkins 85hp die fully equipped galley with propane stove/oven, chest freezer, refrigerator, microwave and ice maker. Twin cabins with electric heads. 10ft Rib with 9hp outboard on davits. GPS, depth sounders, VHFs. Three anchors with 200ft chain with winch. TV/DVD/VCR and two stereo systems. Bahamian Registered, lying Marsh Harbour. Contact gjlynch@rogers.com, (613) 491-1091. Possible timeshare for like minded cruisers. Price $120,000. Lister Parts 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 50 British Made Fairline, Surf Song, a fre quent visitor to Abaco, is for sale. She is fully equipped for live-aboard cruising. Look up her Moody on Skype 772-905-3596 or Surf BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE 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 Rentals : 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! SOD Located Don MacKay Blvd and Airport Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard Accepted

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