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Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 01-01-2013
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January 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 1 JANUARY 1ST, 2013 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAIDWEST PALM BCH FLPermit NO 4595Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service Requested By Canishka Alexander Representatives from Bakers Bay Golf & Ocean Club and Delta Air Lines the new Marsh Harbour International Air port on December 18. Once completed, the airport will be renamed the Leonard M. Thompson International Airport. According to Bill Wernecke, direc tor of Deltas Charter Department, they were looking at Marsh Harbour as an op portunity to primarily conduct charter op erations. Were doing charters today into Treasure Cay with Airbus A319 product as well as CRJs, and were looking at po tentially coming to this airport as well or instead of Treasure Cay, Wernecke re vealed. Theres just more infrastructure, and the new terminal here looks fantastic. Its not open yet obviously, but it looks very nice. Additionally, he envisioned the Marsh Harbour airport as a new com mercial service location. While Delta has provided charter service to Abaco, the company has never provided commercial service here. this structure is; I didnt expect anything like this, Wernecke expressed. The planners built a beautiful building, and Delta envisions Marsh Harbour as new commercial service locationRoad works and airport terminal are on the wayRepresentatives from Delta Airlines along with Bakers Bay and representatives from government toured the new airport terminal on December 18. Delta noted the impressives structure and indicated surprise that Marsh harbour had such a fantastic facility. Delta further hinted at the possibility of opening Abaco as one of their regular commercial routes. Above: representatives from different organizations, including, James Edgecombe (FES Construction), Dr. Livingston Marshall (Bakers Bay), MP Renardo Curry, Sen. Gary Sawyer, Craig Blumenthal (Discovery Land Company), Wynsome Ferguson (Tourism), Bill Wernecke (Delta) and Bobby Jones (Manager of Civil Aviation in Abaco.) Please see Delta Page 2 Urban Renewal on AbacoGovernment ministers lay out goalsThe Prime Minister came to Abaco on December 21 to initiate Urban Renewel 2.0 on Abaco. Above and left to right: PM Christie, DPM Davis, Dr. Nottage, Hon. Wilch combe, MP Curry. For the full story see page 11. The Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. Philip Brave Davis (above), was on Abaco dur ing the Dec 21. Urban Renewal launch event. The Abaconian took the opportunity to get an update on some of the infrastructural projects happening on Abaco, especially with regards to the delays in the new airport terminal and the situation with road works on Abaco. The DPM indicated that the airport was on track for an opening in 3-4 months that had arisen. Mr. Davis also said that a new contract for work (to begin in January) had been awarded to the same company that had received the $1 million contract back in October 2012 to repair the roads in Murphy Town, Marsh Harbour and Dundas Town. For more on the story see page: 6.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian January 1, 2013 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com theyve thought about everything for the passengers as well as the airlines. I think this is a top-notch facility, and I am cer tain that youre going to lure in lots of Central & All Abaco Delta From Page 1 commercial carriers over time. Wernecke explained that they cur rently provide charter services for Bak ers Bay. The airports location in Marsh Harbour allows for closer access to the luxurious property located on Guana Cay, so Delta was called in to review the facili ties. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the airline provides domestic and inter national service to all continents except Antarctica. Even with their focus primarily on charter service to Abaco, Delta has a busy holiday season in store from now until scheduled. Meanwhile, Craig Blumenthal of the Discovery Land Company, was grateful to Delta for transporting passengers from New York to Abaco. He said that 12 such season, so their objective for the day was through Marsh Harbour. Hopefully this will be the start of a relationship that will blossom into what I can see as a scheduled commercial service from the northeast , Blumenthal said. Like Wernecke, he added that the terminal is outstanding. If you havent been here before, you would never believe it is such a won derful piece of modern, architectural de sign that is incorporated in this structure. Its a wonderful facility, and its going to, no doubt, attract airline service such as what were trying to build here today. During the tour, Senator Gary Saw yer accompanied MP for North Abaco and Parliamentary Secretary Renardo Curry, and shared that he was delighted that Bakers Bay and Delta would be up Curry also commended the Ministry of Tourism, Delta and Bakers Bay rep resentatives as he looks forward to an in all businesses. Above: The new airport terminal in Marsh Harbour nears completion. While touring, Mr.Wernecke, of Delta Airlines, said,I cant Atlanta-based airline.

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January 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 Central & All Abaco By Canishka Alexander Three men were arraigned at Magistrates Court #1 before Magistrate Ancella Evans-Williams on December 13 on charges of armed robbery and possession of dangerous drugs. against John Mark Titus for possession of fear. Prosecutor Perkins Collie alleged Police arrest men on armed robbery, drug chargesthat Titus went to the home of Ronald and Bridgette Sands at 6:55 a.m. on December 7, and robbed the couple of $6,089. According to police reports, a slim, dark male dressed in dark clothing and a purple wig entered the Sands residence armed with a hand gun. The case was moved to the Supreme Court by Voluntary Bill of Indictment, and is set for February 11. Magistrate EvansWilliams told Titus that he was not required to enter a plea to the charges, and that he could not be granted bail in this matter. He was remanded to Her Majestys Prison. The next person to be arraigned on armed robbery charges was Ismite Bel fort. Police reports state that Elroy Moss withdrew $350 from his bank account, and while returning home in the area of the basketball court in the Mudd was robbed. Prosecutor Collie told the court that Bel fort was armed with a shotgun and robbed Moss of $350. Belfort was not required to enter a plea, and was also given a Volun tary Bill of Indictment. Meanwhile, Michael Francois was charged with possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply. Complicating matters for him was that the person, who signed for his bail, withdrew their applica tion. Magistrate Evans-Williams suggested he apply to the Supreme Court for bail. He was remanded to prison. Rotary Club brings Christmas to the needyBy Mirella Santillo In spite of a weak economy or per haps because of it, the annual Rotary Club of Abacos Bell Ringing was again a success. People, who could afford it, were generous enough to give. Through the efforts of the many Rotarians, Interac tors and Rotaractors who rang the bell at the Christmas Festival, in front of Max wells Supermarket, Abaco Groceries, Standard Hardware and Abaco Hardware, The Rotary Club of Abaco collected over 5,000.00. The three weeks of Bell Ringing, were followed by two days of packing and distributing. Rotarians, often accompa nied by their children, as well as family members or friends, showed up at Alders gate Methodist Church to process the par cels in the afternoon of December 20 and 150 boxes with dry and canned food, plus a chicken as a bonus. Boxes were then delivered throughout Abaco, from Sandy Point, Crossing Rocks, Cherokee Sound to the Central and North Abaco communi ties. The Interact Club of Forest Heights Academy had collected extra food con tained in what they call Boxes of Love, as well as toys for children that were wrapped in pink and blue paper. They were distributed with the food boxes to the needy families with children, adding a little something extra for the youth. Members of the Club who distribut ed the parcels said that they encountered many desperate situations this year, with monetary problems added to emotional problems caused by the loss of a family member or sickness. The 150 boxes were a blessing to many, but more food parcels would have been welcomed by many more people throughout the island, prompting the newly formed Rotaract Clubs members to start Bell Ringing for a few days until December 31 to start collecting money for next year.

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian January 1, 2013 Central & All Abaco By Timothy Roberts According to Deputy Prime Min ister and Minister of Works and Urban Renewal, Philip Brave Davis, Abaconi ans may get a late Christmas present in early January 2013 as he revealed at the launch of Ur ban Renewal 2.0 in Abaco that funds have been approved to begin paving the roads in Central Aba co. The roads of Marsh Harbour and neighboring settlements Dundas and Mur phy Town will be started very shortly, of January. The contract was awarded to Bill Simmons Construction and Heavy Equip ment Company Ltd., the same company granted a contract in October for the re pair of roads in Murphy Town, Dundas Town and Marsh Harbour for a total of $1 million. The total for the new contract had Mr. Davis also commented on the Marsh Harbour International Airport Ter minal, assuring Abaconians that despite delays it will soon be ready to open. He said the government understands Abacos potential for massive economic growth and wanted to ensure the airport was complementary to the islands growth, not just for the present but for the future as well. A lot of the components of an in ternational airport were not taken into ac count in the original design and we cant open it as is otherwise it will not meet the standards to become an international airport, he said. Those designs are al most complete; hence the airport opening will be delayed for another three to four Continued calls to patch potholes receives response from Deputy PMA common site throughout Abaco, which is the nations third largest, and fastest growing, economy, is the deterioration of this basic component of infrastructure. Above: a pothole partially hidden in water makes for a dangerous hazard.The roads of Marsh Harbour and neighboring settlements... will be started very shortlyPlease see Infrastructure Page 7 town has one of the highest concentrations of potholes on the island. The length of road an embarrassment and, at worst, dangerous. The Deputy Prime Minister indicated that a new contract with Bill Simmons Construction and Heavy Equipment Company Ltd. had project have been approved by Parliament.

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian January 1, 2013 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: NAME ON CARD: CARD NUMBER: EXP DATE: SIGNATURE: AMOUNT PAID: Master Card VisaWE NOW ACCEPT 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 Happy New Year Abaco! Never mind that this January 1 edition of The Abaconian actually was published prior to 2013, we can pretend. We seem to be good at that these days. We pretend a lot. We pretend that crime will be curbed because it should be. We pretend the youth of this island are all growing up in loving homes. We pretend they have outlets for their creativity and frustrations. We pretend the burglaries and assaults are being caused by an outside force and not by things within our collective, and per We pretend everything is the gov ernments responsibility; that any social ill falls directly on the shoulders of the current or previous government. We pretend that our voice as an individual is lost shouting across the Tongue of the Ocean, that Nassau wont respond even if we tried. We pretend that we have already put our best effort forward. Why try harder? We pretend that because we vote one party in and the other one out, and then do the reverse the next go around, that the leaders of our parties actually respect us. But on the other hand, we pretend our leaders are too high above us to reach out to for help. We pretend someone else will step up to the plate and shoulder the burdens of our islands problems. There are shanty towns, humani tarian disasters and breeding grounds of neglect and crime right in the middle of the most populated areas of town? No, pretend that idea away. Make-be lieve its thirty or forty years ago when the situation was, perhaps, easily man ageable. Pretend those areas of town dont exist; drive around and around them only paying enough attention not to strike an innocent child as he wanders along the side of the street. Pretend that child will always be innocent and wont grow up and be, at least mini mally, affected by his deteriorating en vironment. Or worse, pretend he is al ready a lost cause: nothing can be done at this point. Hes just another one liv ing in The Mudd. Add that extra d to the name so it gets classed-up a bit. ation is to ignore it and only talk about it at home, when the problem is faceless. Pretend there are no solutions. Pretend I never said that. Business marches on. Money is not pretend. Empty bank accounts arent pretend either. Pretend the tour ists will come back in the numbers they were in the heyday just because. Pretend our work ethic and education doesnt matter in that arena. Pretend we are the best, just because we always have been. Pretend if we sit still, quiet and roads and ensure our best interests are served. Or pretend the only answer is aggressive party loyalty with no com promise, and only angry things to say to those who might seek to reach out. Pretend there is nothing we can do. So, what are your New Years resolutions?From the Editor's Desk // ResolutionsCommunity Calendar Parents Seminar Dinner Party the next calendar.

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January 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 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 Letters to the Editor Jerk SyndromeDear Editor, This letter could be titled [Jerk] Syndrome. Its alive and well in Marsh Harbour, Abaco. I have, for a long time, tried to avoid writing about a common problem, which has been shown in the May 15th issue, I think, where a young man was seen on the side of the road with a plastic bag in hand picking up other peoples trash doing a good service to the commu nity and for Abaco. Some visitors say thanks to me for picking up while some locals call me almost everything but a gentleman saying that Im nas far, I ignored the bad words, but now in the past few days, this is the last straw! Nasty can apply, but I wonder if as I can. Im not so well, but I can spell. Self-praise is no recommenda tion. Hows that? I did attend Marsh Harbour All Age School way back when. BJCs! Old school on the hill, no, not Fox Hill! Smile. My English teachers have long gone back home. Our ABCs teacher, Marshall, passed on a few years ago, but, Rosemary still in Nassau and Nadeen and Astrid in Marsh Harbour. Please bear with me a little side tracked. I dont need extra attention; I get plenty enough. Hows that? Ok I dont want to be like politicians, and most preachers who seem to crave so much attention especially on the me dia: television, radio, etc. like kids. Hee, hee. The adverse criticism I get for picking up of trash almost every day and some nights, and cans to mash to carry away to send to the U.S. to re cycle. Im not on the government pay roll for that, but we receive pay, time to time for old age. Hee Hee. Thank God, not Obama. Yes thank the Ba hamas Government for many things: FNM and PLP. Things had to change. I had cancer in 2002; our old mom sold land to pay for seven months of chemotherapy, etc. and I survived 10 years. For some or many its too much that I survived! Many are mean! Many others have gone a long time old and young. God is speaking! Is anyone listening? Amen. I had cancer, so no alcohol, no sips! I said that to say this, I saved the beer bottles for a nice Haitian elderly lady to give to her friends that help her. She always says thank you. Many Bahamians dont say thanks or merci! They send bottles to Nas sau and Haiti for reuse. Talk much, write much, but listen, too. Hee, hee. I might add the late Out Island Doctor Cottman with Green Castle small clinic told me of one publish and said no violence, no sex, etc. He said to him that that criticism was the best compliment of all! Hows that for you? Nice. Friday, I decided to write a little letter to say that I, like many others, must be doing something right when the devil has his workers so busy blasting me instead of them getting in volved. They are so smart to do their jobs, but at least pretend to be igno rant and stupid about some of what I do. What kind of pill could they take that might help? Of course, they need the Great Physician, which is God, as I still do. Amen. Check. I like to remember 2 Chronicles 7:14. Seems too many government de partments, but I do wish all chiefs and staff well. We do need some money and help from some cousins that are not stingy here and in Nassau and in Grand Bahama. Were not starving, but maybe soon, smile, as some have cut us off! Scripture says that I have never seen the righteous forsaken nor etc., but Im sure not righteous! Seri ously, so well I hope you can print all this perhaps in two parts, but try. Hope its grammatically correct, and if my critics think they are bad, let them spell that. Ok, thank you, Enjoy. Merci y gracias. Au revoir y adios. Yours etc., P.S. On Friday, I was verbally abused by a gang near the post of nasty is some peoples attitudes, and what is really unhealthy, is the stress it causes. I like my job recycling. I aint dead yet. Thank God. Thank you editor. Signed, Lee R. LoweAn open letter to the Prime MinisterPerry Christie, when you ran for Prime Minister you said you were for the Bahamian people. What a joke. The only people you are for are the illegal immigrants. I am a Bahamian born and lived in Marsh Harbour all my life now nobody wants to buy my two houses, so I can get the [heck] out of this country. But I am moving out of my home because I cant live with these people anymore. The garbage is so high it is falling into my yard. There is nobody you can go to for help. My lawyer sent letters to everyone, but the im migrants seem have everyone in gov ernment in their pocket, so there is nowhere else to go. Local radio and tv always shows how poor they are, but some have been in the Peas for 40 years and still live the same way. There are poor Bahamians and still they dont live like that. Well it is a shame I have to leave my home because you dont want to do anything with them. They can build on land they dont own; they can do anything they want to do and nobody says anything to them. Well, Mr. Christie, please buy my two houses, so I can get the [heck] out of this country. I am so ashamed of it. Well if you dont do the right thing, and buy what I have to sell, well, maybe, I will see you [later] along with everyone who takes up for the nasty people. I dont have anybody in Dun das Town. Tell these people they can make them move out of the Peas and stop the children from being a thorn in my [side]. Martha RussellContact the editor today!BradleyAlbury@gmail.comor 242-577-2723

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian January 1, 2013 Central & All Abaco 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 By Mirella Santillo On Saturday, December 15, Garnell Limperes, President of Island Waves, held ens Empowerment. A few women, and two men, attended the session featuring Ashley Murray, Ta-Tanisha Murray and Leanne Russell as speakers. Ms. Murray, Ta-Tanishas daughter, is a very articulate young lady who spoke on Good Health and Happy Women. She covered healthy diet practices, such as drinking enough water each day, eating a lot of green vegetables, hygiene and best gifts a person can be given is the gift of a baby. When she thinks of the Christmas Story, she said that she can recall how diligently and religiously the wise men searched for the Christ-child. She won ders if we are still searching for baby Jesus today. She added that these men child and to bring Him gifts. She told the residents to not be surprised if following Christ results in people thinking that they are out of their head. She told them that today is the time for us to search for baby Jesus more than ever as only He can bring peace and harmony to this chaotic world we now live in. After her address dinner was served in the fellowship hall of Friendship Tab ernacle Church. The children were given treat bags at the end of the fellowship din ner. Musical selections were provided by Friendship Tabernacle and Latter Rain Praise Teams.Dundas From Page 7 Specializing in Residential & Commercial Real Estate throughout The Abacos HOPE TOWN HIDEAWAYSAbaco Surfside This 4 bed 2 bath home w/pool & ocean views is located near Sea Spray Resort & a short ride away from beautiful Tahiti Beach. $1,900/wk (12) $250/wk per extra person plus tax. Max 8 Tahiti SunsetStunning 4 bed 2 bath home w/views of the Sea of Abaco & a private dock in Dorros Cove. Features include high end furnishings& stainless steel appliances. Great rental history! $1.026 M USD Town Break Newly decorated w/high end furnishings this fabulous 5 bed 4 bath home is located in Hope Town village on a secluded beach. There is lots of room for a pool. Great Rental History! $1.75 M USD Thurston Bay Lot A 100+ acres prime development w/2300 of waterfront! Situated at entrance of Treasure Cay Resort overlooking historic Green Turtle Cay. A steal at this price. $3.9M BD Sea Winds This 3B/3B home, completed in 2007, is the true denition of immaculate! Situated on spacious lot of 16,720 sq. ft. overlooking Atlantic Ocean in Dolphin Beach Estates on Great Guana Cay. $899K USD Coral Reef HouseBeachfront 4 bed 4.5 bath home w/ 2 bed, 2.5 bath guest cottage. Situated close to Hope Town Harbour Lodge, shopping & restaurants. Main House $7,500/wk (1-6) $250 per extra person plus tax. Max 8 & Guest House $1,800/wk (1-2) $200/wk per extra person plus tax. Max 4 Avalon Newly built 4 bed 3 bath home w/high elevations captures amazing views! Located in Aunt Pats Bay w/private dock, generator and pool. $5,000/wk (1-4) $250/wk per extra person plus tax. Max 8 Hibiscus Luxury 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom beachfront house with a loft, garage, pool, wraparound decks and Bahama room. Great rental history. $1.94M USD Breezy PalmsThis 5 bed, 5.5 bath beachfront house consists of 3 structures joined by decks with private pool. Features include a spacious kitchen and each pod has a kitchenette and sitting room. $3.5M USD NEW LISTING NEW LISTING cleanliness and exercising regularly. Her mother made a presentation on Woman, a Multiple Machine, which was a spiritual motivation speech. She gave her opinion on how the emancipation of women affected life around them and how women had to grasp at their spirituality to preserve a well balance family atmosphere. Even though Ms. Murray thought that women had the same brain capacity as men since they can be leaders, warriors, civil engineers, designers and more; men and women, she said, have not been cre ated to perform the same roles. A woman is the child bearer and the one who should be in charge of the household. A man, ac cording to Ms. Murray, should be the one doing the heavy work and should be the bread winner. Women, she stated, have the responsibility of teaching the children about emo tions, spirituality and practicality. Ms. Limperes mentioned the shift of men and Island Waves holds workshop on womens empowermentwomen responsibilities in modern society. She asked the speaker how she felt about men staying at home taking care of the household, Ms. Murray answered that she did not believe in that. Overcoming Abusive Relation ships was the topic of Leanne Russells discussion. She thought that inequality in men and women could lead to an abusive situation. She began her presentation by giv ing disturbing statistics: 1/3 of all women in the world have been subjected to some kind of abuse. Domestic violence accounts for 25% of murders in The Bahamas which has also, still according to statistics, the highest ratio of rape-per-capita in the world. She deplored that women were not protected by legislation. The subject be came a topic that led to a group discussion. Ms. Murray advised couples to wait a long time before getting in a close relationship in order to know the person you wanted to marry. Ms. Limperes thought that many times the dual personalities of a couple can lead to violence. Ms. Russell said that realat fault and regaining self-esteem help end an abusive relationship. The workshop ended with Island Waves Vice-President, Shanishka BainCambridge, speaking on Enhancing Your Wellness Potential. Ms. Bain-Cambridge is a consultant at the Government Clinic and has conducted many workshops on dietetics and healthy living. More than an advice on what to eat or what not to do, her talk focused on statistics relating to dis eases caused by an improper way of life, be it not eating properly or not exercising regularly. She said that changing ones way of life requires a preparation period. There has to be a proper purpose behind the deci sion. It should not be only to lose weight for example, but to engage on a lifetime way of eating and exercising that will pro knowledge from appropriate sources on how to do it and on why certain habits have to be broken. Once you have the right pur pose, the new habits become pleasurable and they take over, she assured. Above from left to right: Tamonica Murray, Ta-Tanisha Murray, Ashley Murray, Ashwell Murray, Shanishka Bain-Cambridge, Garnell Limperres, Julienne Riviere, Mr. Murray and Leanne Russell.Find The Abaconian on Facebook, Twitter or online at TheAbaconian.com

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January 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 ALL YOU NEED UNDER ONE ROOFPH: (242) 367-2170Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour, AbacoThank You For Your Patronage! We at Abaco Hardware would like to wish our patrons a New Year of Happiness & Success!2013DRAWING WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED IN THE JANUARY 15 NEWSPAPER Central & All Abaco By Jennifer Hudson The Ministry of Works and Urban Renewal 2.0 Abaco Community Based Po licing Programme on December 21. The ceremony was held in front of the Urban ance Building in Dundas Town. This is one of the most ambitious crime prevention programmes in The Bahamas and was be Urban Renewal billed as program of national importancegun several months ago on Abaco. Despite a cold front rapidly moving in bringing heavy squalls and the late ar rival of the Prime Minister due to another engagement in Nassau, the spirit of Urban Renewal triumphed and the programme prepared and uplifting programme. Several persons spoke from the heart about the Ur ban Renewal project. Following an opening prayer by Pastor Stephen Knowles and the singing of the National Anthem, led by Constable 3051 Oliver, welcome remarks were brought by Renardo Curry, Parliamentary Secretary in ber of Parliament for North Abaco, who expressed his pleasure in joining with the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister to address the social ills of the community and he stated that he is looking forward to working with the people of Abaco. The Honorable Cynthia Mother Pratt, Co-Chairperson of the Urban Renewal Project, stated how excited she is about Urban Renewal. It is about building, not destroying, lifting up not tearing down, about construction and arriving at the point when all feel good about each other. Putting people in a better environment is what it is all about. The Prime Ministers heart is in the right place and he demonstrates this. We will be able to identify people on Abaco who need help and many professional and corporate sponsors have come on board to see what they can do to assist, she informed. Algernon Allen, Co-Chair of Urban Renewal 2.0., told the audience that he is sure the Urban Renewal Programme will programmes in history, second only to the National Insurance Programme. The programme should be about building one country, one Bahamas and we are seek ing to enhance, uplift and transform areas, he stated. Mr. Allen mentioned the formation of the Urban Renewal band to bring the talent of young people to the fore stating that, The goal is to build a band of 600 in the country with young people from different settlements all playing together. The Honourable Dr. Bernard Nottage, M.P. Minister of National Security, expressed his concern regarding the number of repeat armed robberies and other serious crimes now taking place on Abaco ties, many of which are the result of speeding. Many social ills lead to crime. We want to prevent crimes on Abaco and we need to encourage friends and associates from committing crimes. We have a re with Law Enforcement; we can all do more and we must, he warned. We will see a tremendous difference The Rt. Hon. Perry Christie speaking at the Urban Renewal 2.0 launch on Abaco on Dec 21. He urged that, in order for the programme to be a success, community support must extra effort to reach out and help bind the communities together. Please see Renewal Page 22 Urban renewal is an attempt to cut through the bureaucracy of government and... bring in strategies to make lives better.

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian January 1, 2013 en-GBDr. Rashida Brown-Clarke; en-GB Psychiatryen-GB Please call for dateen-GB Dr. Charles Diggis:en-GB General Surgery/Lap Band Surgeryen-GB Please call for datesen-GB Dr. Arthur Clarke: en-GB Jan 31st & Call for other datesen-GB Dr. Carnille Farquharson;en-GB Family Medicineen-GB Jan 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30then-GB Dr. Winston Forbes;en-GB Cardiology/Internal Medicineen-GB Call for datesen-GB Dr. F. Bartlett; en-GBPediatricsen-GB Please call for datesen-GB Dr. Lucio Pedro; en-GB Obstetrics/Gynecologyen-GB Please call for datesen-GB Dr. Timothy Williams,en-GB General Practiceen-GB Please call for datesen-GB Dr. N. Akazie, en-GBPlease call for datesen-GB Dr. Marc Binard,en-GB General Practice & Internal Medicineen-GB Jan 6th 18then-GB Dr. George Charit;en-GB General Practice, Wound Care en-GB & Hyperbaric Medicine, Daily en-GB Dr. Rogers;en-GB Opthamologisten-GB Jan 10th Dr. George Charit en-GBMEDICAL DIRECTOR en-GBIntegrated Medical Centeren-GBis pleased to announce the scheduleen-GB of Clinics for January 2013 Walk in Welcome Same D ay Appointments No Long Waits N o referrals needed en-GBThe place where complete healing beginsen-GBen-GB e-mail: imcabaco@gmail.com en-GBSLEEP APNEA TESTING NOW AVAILABLE &en-GB STAT IN-HOUSE BLOOD RESULTS en-GBTO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT CALL OUR FRIENDLY STAFFen-GB North Abaco By Canishka Alexander Emerald Ball on December 15 at the prominent Spinnaker Restaurant in Treasure Cay. As guests arrived for the auspicious occasion, they were greeted by esteemed Pilot Club President Augustine Williams. Emerald Ball raises funds for Lowe familyMr. Williams invited each guest to pose alongside a mammoth gingerbread house made by Chef Noel St. Claude before they took their seats in the dining area. Dinner tickets were priced at $50, and funds were raised to assist Brent and Angie Lowe in the construction of a new home. The Emerald Ball was the Pilot Clubs way of contributing to the Rotary Club of Abacos effort to assist the Lowe family. Mr. Williams noted that 95 percent of the persons in attendance were club members. Leroy Thompson, master of ceremony, called for the blessing of the food before inviting Mr. Williams to make remarks. He welcomed everyone and thanked them for the attendance despite the inclement weather. Inviting them to sit back, relax and enjoy their meal, Mr. Williams promised revealed throughout the evening. Indeed, there were many opportunities to receive that had been purchased. Mr. Thompson also kept guests enter tained with a profusion of jokes before dinner was served. The menu boasted black ened mahi mahi with fruit chutney sauce and grilled chicken breast with mushroom sauce, and a delicious serving of raspberry cheesecake for dessert. After dinner, a few of the women came forward to participate in a dance contest that featured the twist and the electric slide. More jokes were told by au dience members, and Deborah Williams recited the poem I am a Bahamian. Finally, Christine Lightbourne, president elect, delivered the vote of thanks. She thanked all Pilot Club members, prospective members and sponsors for making the event a successful one. Above: Spinnakers gingerbread house made by Chef Noel St. Claude. The event, put on by The Pilot Club of Abaco, was intended to help raise funds for The Lowe House Project (which is a project that the Pilot Club has partnered with Rotary Club and other civic organizations on the island for the rebuilding of Brent and Angela Lowes home.)

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January 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 The en-GB en-GBAbaco Beach Resort at Boat Harbouren-GB announces the availability of a limited number of en-GB luxury condominiums for sale aten-GBThe Harbour en-GBResidencesen-GB en-GBFor more information visiten-GBwww.AbacoBeachResort.com en-GB or call 242-367-2585 or 242-367-2158 South Abaco By Mirella Santillo Nine people showed up at the Y on Ernest Dean Highway to participate in the annual Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count that took place on December 15. In spite of the small number of participants, the results were very positive. Eighty spe cies of birds were recorded and altogether over 700 birds were sighted. The volunteers, all regular bird watchers, were divided into two groups. Reginald Patterson and four other people went north of the Y, to walk along some of the logging roads and further. Dr. El wood Bracey, and three other bird watch ers, took the direction of Sandy Point. It was the area where the greatest number of birds was recorded. The team which also was joined by Janene Roessler, Barbara Foreman, and Uli Nowlan spotted over 550 birds representing 112 species. According to Ms. Foremen, the whole Sandy Point area was swarming with birds. The coastal mangrove swamp was the home of many wading birds; the among them Brown Pelicans and many species of Sea Gulls. Around the town it self, Gray Cat Birds, Red-legged Thrushes and Northern Mockingbirds among others, responded to the calls of Dr. Braceys bird songs recorder. At the dump they spotted one the best sight of the day: a House Wren. Gilpins Point was the most reward ing area for Mr. Pattersons team. 120 birds representing 28 species were seen. That team encountered a few set-backs around Crossing Rocks. The pond where usually many species of ducks and water fowls could be observed was overgrown with reeds. Then a heavy rain shower de veloped just after lunch time and the gar bage dump was burning; so they had to cancel scouting three well populated areas. rier and a Merlin Hawks, a Jaeger and a Greater Yellow Legs were their most interesting sightings. The outing ended around 2:00 pm, at which time the two teams met to compare and tally up the records. Audubon Society counts birds in South AbacoAbove: Reg Patterson (left) and Nile Primerose scout the pine forest for rare and beautiful birds that make South Abaco their home. Clockwise from top left: a Loggerhead KingBird, Bahama Yellow Throat Warbler, and a Santa makes his annual visit to CherokeeBy David Ralph Roving Reporter Cherokee Sound celebrated its 66th year with Santa arriving by sleigh to give gifts to children. This was followed by a community dinner. Native son, Hartis Pinder, is the most recent host of this popular event and has been a participant since it began in 1944. Gifts are put under the community tree ear lier by parents and friends, and then given out to the excited recipients by Santa. Following this event, which tradition ally takes place next to Epworth Chapel, the ladies of the town served 250 dinners in the old restored school, now the W.W. Sands Community Center. All the food is prepared by Cherokee ladies. Donations are accepted at the door for the purchase of the ham and turkey for the following year. Christmas traditions strengthen Cherokees communityBy Lee Pinder Other settlements do indeed have their traditions over the holidays, but Christmas in Cherokee is one of the most popular. Every year Cherokee-roots fami lies come back together from across the island to be a part of it. On December 16, the Kids Korner kids put on their Christmas program. And on the Dec. 17 the tiny tots Fire Flies had their program in the Old Schoolhouse. Within the week before Christmas, carol ers gathered and walked the streets singing Christmas carols. On December 20 the Youth Group put on an evening of songs at the Old School. Then, the Sunday night before Christmas, the Methodist Church had its Candlelight Service. And Special Fore-Day Services took place at the church Christmas Eve morn and Christmas morn at 5:00 am for the very early risers. Then there was the spe cial lighting of the community tree and the long expected visit from Santa and his helpers with gifts for the children on Chrismas Eve. After Santa handed out all the pres ents and said his goodbyes there was a Christmas meal served at the Old School across the street for approximately 200 guests. Watch Night is the time in Cherokee Fawlkes and church services were held at the Medthodist Church at 11:00 pm just before the New Year rings in. Although the pranksters have been rather mild the last few years, they were out over the holidays, in the wee hours of the morning, doing their worst. Sometimes tying all the small local boats together and anchoring them off in the creek; putting lawn furniture on your roof; and generally moving and misplac left unattended. All done in good fun and hopefully taken in good humour. In 2012 many lost family members and friends and presented Prayer Quilts to the families of those bedridden and ill. The churchs Soup Kitchen served 375 past twelve months and wish to thank all those individuals and businesses who do nated towards that effort. Also two old lo cal houses within the settlement completely gutted and rebuilt, which helps to maintain the settlements Out Island charm. Above: pure joy on a childs face as Santa hands out presents in Cherokee.

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian January 1, 2013 TH E700EXPERIENCEEST. 2012 an experiential travel lifestyle blog about the 700 Islands of The Bahama s + rfntb Grand Opening on January 12th, 2013 at The Hope Town Lodgea fb where island rustic meets ... the that has called to the runaways, pirates, bootleggers, and smugglers ... the boutique will offer shes discovered while navigating the islands of The Bahamas ... the boutique will pay ff she has tipped her straw hat to along the way ... The Cays By Dave Ralph Roving Reporter Hurricane Sandy badly eroded the beaches on Elbow Cay, particularly to the north and south of the Hope Town settle ment. Concerned residents and businesses have contracted with Big Cat Equipment in A proven technique used after Hur ricane Floyd was to use the naturally ac cumulated sand found at low-tide. Between tides a small tractor pushes this sand back onto the damaged dune. Affected homeowners and businesses contribute for the work. Some residents there feel that this restoration work should be a continual process throughout the year and not wait for remedial action to be taken. However, that would require government support as the work would have to include the entire coastal beach area. Several storms have threatened the road on the dune that connects residents south of White Sound to the Hope Town settlement. Several times damage has re erosion came right to the roads edge. Dune restoration underway on Elbow CayConcerned locals contract Big Cat to battle erosionA Big Cat bulldozer pushes sand at low tide in front of the Hope Town Harbour Lodge. The work progresses between tides up and down the island to the various damaged dune areas. By Eric Albury The Byrle Patterson Memorial Gar remembered by the settlement to be a mod el community person. The garden was so freshly done, that the base of the bird statue with a dedication to Ms. Patterson was still wet with con crete from having just been erected. But that did not stop the opening from taking place. Ms. Patterson contributed to the revival of the St. James Methodist Church, opening the Ebb Tide Gift Shop, and help ing with the Wyannie Malone Historical Museum, among other community projects and services. The opening ceremony consisted of wine and cheese, sharing stories of Ms. Patterson and talk of what more can be added to the garden, which already con tains local fauna to see and learn more about. Future plans for the garden are to re pair the remainder of the sea wall and to build seating in the grass area so that small parties and events may be held there. Byrle Patterson memorialized with Hope Town garden many of the community together to remember Byrle Patterson.

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian January 1, 2013 The Cays The basketball court behind the Man-O-War Primary School comes alive on Christmas morning as children await a visit from Santa while the adults line up at the food tables. Kids dip into Santas bag for a goodie. This event dates back to 1938 when an American boating couple, the Zwickles, gave out candy to children at Christmas. Without prizes or trophies, the ladies compete with each other to produce a vast array of food and treats. Photos courtesy of Dave Ralph. Above: Children line up to reach into Santas bag for a treat. Below: The food assortment is vast and tempting. An old time favorite was the red-hot corned-beef that was a staple on mailboat travel. It brought sweat to many a brow and seemed to be more popular with the natives than the visitors. Man-O-Wars Christmas tradition continues Local Govt By Samantha Evans The Dundas Town Local Government year on Thursday November 29, 2012 at 6:30pm. The committee had not met in a while due to extensive damages to various key landmarks in the community, namely Browns Bay and Ocean View Park. However, as the year quickly came to a close, they had to make plans for the coming year and the completion of 2012. They planned their Christmas Chorale Service for Saturday, December 15, at 6:30pm at Friendship Tabernacle Church. For the upcoming year, work will begin to restore Browns Bay and repair the damaged seawall at Ocean View Park where the Cul tural Center is scheduled to be built. According to Chairman Faron Newbold, the dream of the committee for the Ocean View Cultural Center will still come to fruition and will provide jobs for many local food vendors, artisans, entertainers, and farmers. The committee will also orga residents in the form of seminars, meet ings, health talks, and other such events. In January, they plan to commence their BGCSE classes in Math and English to help more of their residents achieve good grades in these subjects. The classes will be made available to residents of Dun das Town and Central Pines. Interested persons can learn more from the Chairman or any of the committee members. Finally, they plan to work closely with North Abaco Member of Parliament, Renardo Curry, who said he will support Local Government in its entirety on the is land.Dundas Town Local Government Committee updatesThe Abaconian wishes its readers:Happy New Year!

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January 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and oors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web site:abacomarbleandgranite.com ROCK imported & local SAND imported & local 8 CONCRETE BLOCKS 50LBS BAGS ROCK & SAND Abacos cornerstone to constructionVisit our modern facility on the Murphy Town Water Front beside Parkers Landing Crime Report Stealing From a Vehicle (Under Investigation)At 4:00pm on 14th December, 2012, a 27 year old male of Central Pines, Abaco, reported that sometime between 5:30am and 3:00pm on Friday, 14th December, 2012, some unknown person/s broke into his 2000 Nissan Maxima which was parked at the Union Jack Dock, Marsh Harbour and stole a Blackberry Curve phone valued at $350.00. Police action requested. Detective at the Marsh Harbour Central Detective Unit are continuing investigations into this matter. Drug Arrest(Suspect arrested & charged)At 12:20pm on 14th December, 2012, Detective at the Marsh Harbour Central Detective Unit ( C.D.U. and D.E.U. Of old male of The Mudd, Abaco, under ar rest for possession of dangerous drugs. He was searched at M.H.P.S. where he was found in possession of two foil wraps con taining marijuana. He was charged for the offence. Housebreaking (Under Investigation)At 12:10pm on 10th December, 2012, a 28 year old female of Sweetings Track, Abaco, reported that sometime between 10:15am and 12:00pm on 10th December, 2012, some unknown person/s broke into her residence. Police action requested. Detectives at the Marsh Harbour Central Detective Unit are continuing investigations into this matter.Stolen Vessel (Vessel recovered in Andros Island)At 2:50am on 11th December, 2012, a male resident of Royal Palms, Treasure Cay reported that at about 2:40am same date while he was at his residence, some unknown person/s stole his white Grady White 30ft boat with two 225 Yamaha en gines attached and grey T-Top. The name of the vessel is Milligan. Police action requested. Detectives at the Marsh Harbour Central Detective Unit are continuing investigations into this matter. (This vessel was recovered at Andros Island with the Abaco were charged and remanded to Her Causing Harm (Suspect arrested and charged) At 3:45pm on 12th December, 2012, that while in the area of a local church lo between two male school children resulting in one of them receiving injuries. Police action requested. At 4:05pm on 12th December, 2012, a 15 year old student of the Mudd, who at tends a local High School on Forest Drive, turned himself in at M.H.P.S. where he was arrested in reference to the matter. The accused was interviewed and charged and released on $800.00 bail to at tend court on 18th December, 2012. Stealing (Suspect arrested and charged) At 9:05am on 19th December, 2012, a 21 year old female of Sandy Point, Abaco, reported that sometime between 6:30pm on 18th December, 2102, and 9:05am on 19th December, 2012, some unknown person/s stole $150.00 cash from out of her purse that was hidden in her bedroom. Sandy Point Police Station arrested the suspect in this matter a 19 year old male who admitted to the offence and was charged for stealing.Shopbreaking & Causing Harm (Suspect arrested and charged) On Saturday December 21st, 2012 at about 7:30am a 73 year old female of Sandy Point, Abaco contacted Sandy Point Police Station and reported that sometime between 10:30pm on Friday 20th Novem ber, 2012 and 7:00am on Saturday 1st De cember, 2012, Person/s unknown entered her business establishment, a local convenient Food Store located Sandy Point, Abaco and stole $40.00 cash. Police Action Requested. cers of the Sandy Point Police Station ar rested the suspect in this matter a 19 year old male who was charged with regards to these offences. STEPHEN WINGSLOW CLARKE Funeral Service for Stephen Wingslow Clarke aged 33 was held on December 1, 2012 at 10 a.m. at End Time Harvest Church in Coopers Town by Pastor Tyrone Mills assisted by Rev. Elon Mc Intosh and Rev. Cedric Bullard. Interment was held at the Wood Cay Public Cem etery. Cherished moments and treasured memories will always linger in the heart of his WIFE: Lathera Ambrister Clarke; MOTHER: Gwendolyn Bain; FATHER: Felix Russell; CHILDREN: Latheo, Lathesia, Lathesha and Latheavion Clarke; ADOPTED CHILDREN: Trenair Delan cy, Rayshell Sands and Sanovia Cornish; GRANDMOTHER: Mildred Clarke; STEPMOTHER: Victoria Ambrister Russell; MOTHER IN LAW: Lovely and Ingred Bain, Stacey, Rhonda, Shannon, Meka and Brenda Deshawn Moss; BROTHERS: Osmond Munnings, Leonard Whymns, Clarence and Fredrick Bain, Ceto cherish his memories are a host of other relatives and friends too numerous to mention. May His soul rest in peace. KENDRA CORNISH-LOUIS Funeral Service for Kendra Denise CornishLouis aged 49 of Dundas Town Abaco was held on December 1, 2012 at 10 a.m. at St. Andrews Methodist Church, Rev. Marie Neely assisted by other Ministers of the Gospel. Interment followed in the Dundas Town Public Cemetery, Dun das Town, Abaco. Left to cherish so many beautiful memories are her HUSBAND: Bousset Louis; CHILDREN: Karlson Bootle and Kenston Gedeon; FATHER: Victor Cornish; MOTHER: Pre-deceased Erbis Cornish; GRANDCHILDREN: Shaquille and Devonya Bootle; SISTERS: Andrea Newbold, Janice Jones Hutchinson, Marva and Keva Cornish; BROTHERS: Craig, Don and Chino Cornish; DAUGHTER IN LAW: Prescola Sawyer. A host of relatives and friends are left to cherish her memories. SANDRA LEE ROLLE Funeral Service for SANDRA LEE ROLLE aged 52 years of Coopers Town, Abaco was held on November 3 at 11 a.m. at Re vival Time Pentecostal Church ing was Pastor Cedric Bullard assisted by Pastor Brunell Parker and Rev. George Rolle. Interment followed in the Southside Cemetery, Coopers Town, Abaco. Left to cherish her loving and gentle memories are her PARENTS: Alexander and Chriscola Rolle; CHILDREN: AshRolle; GRANDMOTHER: Ethilee Lewis; GRANDCHILDREN: Ashfornique, Ciara & Ashaad Rolle; DAUGHTER IN LAW: Lashell Rolle; SISTERS: Judyann Riley, Latoya and D Audra Rolle; BROTH ERS: Donald, Mackey, Warren, Antho ny, Oscar and Patrick Rolle; ADOPTED Rolle; ADOPTED BROTHER: Alexander McIntosh; ADOPTED SISTERS: Portia and Kitty Rolle, Omese Allen and Jamaine Smith; SISTERS IN LAW: Verinique, Vernita and Lakeisha Rolle; BROTHER IN LAW: Daniel Riley; and numerous relative and friends. OLIVE LORRAINE DAWKINS MILLER Funeral Service for Mrs. Ol ive Lorraine Dawkins Miller aged 84 years, of Murphy Town, Abaco was held on November 17, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Bethany Gos ating was Deacon Renardo Curry assisted by other Ministers. Interment followed in the Murphy Town Public Cemetery. Left to cherish her memories: CHILDREN: Lambert, Danny and Cai Miller, Kendal Kemp and Robert Burrows, Joan and Janet Miller, Monaleta Knowles, Sha ron Russell, Princess, Kateva and Polli; SISTERS: Maria Wallace, Alsaida Charlton, Winifred Carter, Nadine Feaster, Remembering Family and Friends Please see Obits Page 20

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian January 1, 2013 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 Iva Duncombe, Ena Swain and Gertrude Dawkins and Dolly Davis; BROTHERS: GRANDCHILDREN: Yvette, Demetrius, DNyca, Dennielle, Mark, Veronica, Kendera, Charese, Shania, Shantae, Aliyah, Savannah, Shawntae, Lavargo, Devonte, Annalisa, Giovanni Tamia, Shavon, Delmon, Alicia, Lanetra, Nathaneal, An war, Rashad, Brandon, Sharonique and Daryl; GREAT-GRANCHILDREN: At ario, Jerone, Tyrone, Brittania, Khemron, Jahmoruqi, Demetria and Marcus Rolle, Tyisha Fowler, Mathyis and Aden Bethel, Antonio and Antonia, Maurice, Miles and Alexis Green. DAUGHTERS IN LAW: Deboramae and Janet Miller, Coreisa Kemp and Sharan Burrows SONS IN LAW: Arthur Mitchell, Darren Russell and Marvin Green, and a host of other relatives and friends. ARETHA LOCKHART-MACKEY Funeral Service for Aretha Lock hart-Mackey age 45 years of Compass Close; Carmicheal Road and formerly of Dundas Town, Abaco was held on Remembering Family and Friends November 17, 2012 at 10:30a.m.at Friend ship Tabernacle Church, Central Pines, Mills assisted by Canon Curtis Robinson Interment followed in the Dundas Town Public Cemetery. She will be lovingly remembered by her HUSBAND: Duane Mackey; CHILDREN: Chandra Mackey, Duane Mackey Jr.; MOTHERS: Elvert Mills, Emeline Lockhart; BROTHER: Troy Mills; SIS bell, Donna Burrows, Constance Bethel, Kayla Lockhart, Vanessa Lockhart Fraser, Indira Edwards, Tamara Johnson; ADOPTED BROTHER: Owen Parks; Mackey; BROTHERS IN LAW: Hubert Campbell, Patrick Bethel, Clyde Fraser, Ricardo and Bruce Mackey; SISTERS IN LAW: Judith Mills, Vashti Woodside, Anya Russell, Heather Mackey; and a host of other family and friends including the Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham and family. ALPHONSO FANSA ROLLE Funeral Service for MR. ALPHONSO FANSA ROLLE age 54 years of Coopers Town, Abaco was held on November 17 at 11 a.m. at Revival Time Pentecostal, Coopers Town, lard assisted by Rev. Burnell Parker and Rev. George Rolle. Interment followed in Southside Cemetery, Coopers Town, Abaco. Left to cherish his fond memories are his FATHER: Edward Sr.; SISTERS: Roselyn Cooper, Olga Pritchard, Bernice McIntosh, Delsene Davis, Nancy Saun ders and Maryann Williams; BROTHERS: Jackson, Cecil and Edward Jr.; SISTERS IN LAW: Cleopatra and Jennifer Rolle; BROTHERS IN LAW: Joseph Pritchard, Phil McIntosh, Wilton Saunders and Tom Davis; and a host of other relatives and friends. NATHLEE LOUISE MILLER BROWN Funeral Service for Mrs. Mrs. Nathlee Louise Miller-Brown, age 80 years of Dundas Town, Abaco and formerly of Nassau, New Providence was held on November 24, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Bethany Gospel Chapel, Murphy Town, Abaco. Williams Jr. Interment followed in the Murphy Town Public Cemetery, Murphy Town, Abaco. Left to cherish her fond memories are her CHILDREN: Leslie Thompson and Henrietta Major; ADOPTED CHIL DREN: Donna Patterson, Norma Bethel, Neely, Florence Pinder and Eunice Butler; GRANDCHILDREN: Franco, Sophia, Yolanda, Quincy, Leslie Louise, LavarGREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Nicolas, Keiden, Sean, Feleisha, Sophia, Davonye, Seveno and Makaya; GREAT-GREAT GRANDCHILD: Jasonique; SISTERS: Areona Owens and Gertrude Lightbourn; BROTHERS: Ashton, William and Law rence Miller; DAUGHTER IN LAW: Lueann Thompson; NIECES AND NEPH EWS: Allie Miller, Chrystal and Kenrick Hadaway, Tracy and Patrick James, Ingrid Gaitor, Uneka and Christian Perry, Iris, Margo, Collie, Mae, Maxcine Albury, Willis, Leon, Idell, Marilyn, Eardley, Gregory, Kennedy, Terry, Linda, Rose anne and Sean; and many others FRISNER PIERRELUS Funeral Services For Mr. Frisner Pierrelus age 53 years of Marsh Harbour, Abaco and formerly of Saint Louis Du Nord Haiti WAS HELD ON December 1, 2012 at 1p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church, Pastor Antoine Joseph assisted by Pastor Anthony Swain, and burial took place at the Marsh Harbour Public Cemetery, S. C. Bootle Highway, Marsh Harbour Abaco. Gem will always glow in the hearts of his MOTHER: Philia Alexandre Noel; SONS: Moses, and Kisnel Pierrelus; DAUGHTERS: Witmerlin and Witlene Pierrelus; STEPDAUGHTER: Sherlene Pierre Phillip; GRANDDAUGHTERS: Sinjreena and Sereena Joseph; BROTHER: Samson IN LAW: Samuel and Eric Fenelus; MELDON JOSEPH ALBURY Meldon Joseph Albury was born in Cherokee Sound, Abaco to Hermus and Loretta Albury on the 15th of November, 1931 and lived in Abaco all his life. He was the youngest of four children born to this union. He had one sister and two brothers who have all predeceased him. He apprenticed to be a Mason at an early age under the guidance of Mr. Bert block homes in Cherokee along with Mr. Brindley Albury. They built the Cherokee All-Age School and the teachers residence out on the hill. The schoolhouse is still in use today, but the teachers residence was abandoned many years ago but still strong enough to possibly be salvageable, a testa Meldon married Linda Pinder on May 23rd, 1969 and they had two children, Beverly and Hartman, who each gave him a granddaughter. He kept his family near him and they all still live close by each other within Cherokee. In his early days he and his brotherin-law Roger Pinder worked with Mr. Percy Thompson to build The Great Abaco Club in Marsh Harbour as well as many other private homes and businesses throughout Abaco. They continued to maintain an exemplary reputation and do superior construction work. Meldons hobby was building minia passed on to his son. He was a lover of animals and had a soft spot in his heart for his two faithful four-footed friends Angel and Cookie which he loved taking out for long walks. It was only recently that he became bedridden and could not get out any more that he had to abandon the daily walks, but they continued to keep a vigil at his bedside. He was a quiet and modest man and never seemed to complain. He lived comfortably in his own home with his family around him until he died on the 5th of December, 2012. His funeral was held at the Assemblies of God Church in Cherokee Sound the following day. He ers, many family members and friends to morn his passing. We have certainly lost a great Mason and a great friend who will be missed by all who knew him, may he Rest In Peace.

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January 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 Business Chamber hosts Abacos three administrators Members of the Chamber of Commerce held a meeting with the three administrators to discuss an array of issues facing the island. Above and left to right: Anita Knowles, Keith Bishop, Chris Roberts, Admin. Smith, Admin. King, Senior Admin. Cunningham, David Ralph. By David Ralph Roving Reporter The directors of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce held an informative, interac tive meeting on November 21 with Abacos three administrators: Senior Island Admin istrator Preston Cunningham from Central Abaco, Joshua Smith from South Abaco and Charles King from North Abaco. This was a part of the Chambers outreach efforts to cooperate on issues with those in authority. The administrators voiced some of their concerns. It was an informative exchange related to common interests and responsibilities. Disaster preparation and restora tion was on everyones mind as Hurricane Sandy had recently passed through Abaco. It was suggested that a closer relationship be fostered by the disaster committees, the private sector and non-governmental orgaa serious storm. A lack of concern by government for setting aside public parks was voiced by a Chamber director. Central Abaco is growing but there is a shortage of acces sible public beaches and park grounds for recreation. The Chambers outstanding success was in noting shortcomings in the original architectural plans of the Marsh Harbour airport terminal that brought about interior revisions that are now incorporated. The administrators appreciated the informal exchange and expressed the de sire to maintain a relationship with the Chamber. -Press ReleaseA brief but informative meeting was held by Chamber director David Ralph and Parliamentary Secretary Renardo Curry on December 19. Mr. Ralph brought up various community concerns along with suggestions for possible remedies. Budget constraints are often said to be a problem in moving forward. How ever, many suggestions were given that either do not require funds, use mini mal funds or might be an investment that would pay for itself and give long-term operational savings. Issues discussed included the new and old airport terminals, immigrant com munities, public parks and local govern ment. The Chamber offered its services in assisting government agencies where community input would be helpful and in areas where local knowledge and concepts The Chamber looks forward to a fol low-up meeting with Mr. Curry in Janu ary with additional information that may be helpful in moving forward on some issues. Abacos Parliamentary Secretary hears from the Abaco ChamberEntrepreneur Watch The Magic DoorBy Jennifer Hudson A new boutique opened in Marsh Harbour at the beginning of December providing an excellent opportunity for people to purchase some very desirable Christmas or New Year gifts for friends and family or to treat themselves to a holiday gift. The Magic Door is located next door to Rental Wheels and is open seven days a week from 9:30 am to 6 pm. The inside of the premises has been com pletely redecorated giving it a spacious, airy feel and all of the stock is very well displayed making it easy to admire and se lect each item. The proprietor describes the store as a womens handbag store and states that he decided to open this type of store since women really love bags; the only thing they love more than bags are shoes. He carries several exclusive lines in bags and also wallets, make-up bags, belts and slippers. Brands displayed are Louis Vuit ton, Jimmy Choo, Prada, Tory Burch, Michael Kors and Coach. The Rainbow Coach line is very popular with young people. There is a delightful selection of unisex fedoras, which are presently very popular with young people. These hats come in all colours and patterns to suit all tastes and at an unbeatable price. There is also a selection of summer dresses for women and children perfect for relaxing in at home or on the beach. Presently, there is a limited variety of sparkly Jewry on display which will later be expanded to include more jewelry and watches. The proprietor states that he has the best prices on bags in the country and if where else he will give back the differ ence. He is extending a limited opening offer to Cab drivers during which they will receive 15% of the price of purchas es made by anyone they bring inside the store. This classy little boutique carries a large variety of bags and accessories to suit all tastes for all occasions at any time of the year.Trade Winds Air Freight Cargo & Courier ServicesB y Samantha Evans Trade Winds Air Freight Cargo and Courier Services opened their doors in the Suite #103. Their motto is You can de pend on us for fast and safe delivery of your products. Before they began their business, they did a test run to determine whether they could have their clients products on ment it was done without delay. They found this to be a great feature as they have been told that other local freight ser vices take considerably longer to land the goods of their clients. At Tradewinds they guarantee deliv ery of goods 48 hours after it arrives at their companys US address. Other ser vices they provide include: online credit card purchases, US mailing address ac cess and US drop off and pick services. They make shopping easy. They aim to please customers. Their goal is to assure customers safe and fast delivery. They can be contacted at 225-9014 or 525-4285. They are open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm. Owners are Godfrey Wal lace and Re-Khanna Russell.

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian January 1, 2013 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 Further Business in the community when Urban Renewal is what is happening in the communities. He involved since they are a disciplined orgatalking to residents and removing derelict cars which are a hiding place for crimi nals to conceal contraband and themselves. Many people are sleeping in derelict cars and they can be directed to some form of assistance, he continued and closed by urging people to give of their time and tal ents to the programme and to develop posi tive relations with the police. In his introduction of the Prime Minister, the Honorable Philip Davis, M.P. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development described the power of the dream of Ur ban Renewal 2.0 as being to build a kinder, gentler and prosperous country. He stated how happy he was to of New Providence and Grand Bahama and urged the people of Abaco to work togeth er so Urban Renewal reaches its pinnacle. He also touched on the subject of the airport, saying that there are challenges which must be met to bring the new terminal up to international standards and that a mid-year opening is being looked for. Also, he promised that work will begin on the roads of Central Abaco and Dundas Town early in the New Year. Key note speaker, the Right Honour able Perry G. Chrisitie, M.P. Prime Min ister of The Bahamas, stated that history was being made and that the day should be used as a reference point for all we do. He stressed how he and his team were there to make Urban Renewal an integral part of the fabric of the Abaco community. He placed special emphasis on those on Abaco with children with special needs of whom he said there are many. He is himself the father of a special needs child; but while he has been able to afford a spe cial teacher for his son he knows that there are many parents who cannot afford that and who do not know how to manage. The country has not caught up with the need for facilities for so many such children, he admitted. Urban renewal is the effort of a government whose mem bers represent disadvantaged people with out the means to do for themselves. Urban renewal is an attempt to cut through the bureaucracy of government and lack of knowledge and try to bring in, in a real way, strategies to make lives better. He praised the indomitable spirit demonstrated by the people of Abaco. Mr. Christie mentioned Abacos excellent sportsmen with their potential to be gold medal winners but without any facil ity here in which to train. He announced the good news that, as a result of a request to Bakers Bay, they have made a major commitment to join with the government in providing a sporting complex in Marsh Harbour for Abaconians to become world leaders in sports and he is asking Urban Renewal to put the pressure on to bring it about. Social Services is a vital strategic partner with the police stated Mr. Chrisite ter for Social Security. She stated that she and her Social Services team are on board and that she will put extra people in the ofIn closing, Mr. Christie asked Urban people one to the other, but added that UR can only thrive with the participation of the community. He thanked his team and directed the Deputy Prime Minister, who cially open the Urban Renewal Programme on Abaco. Other dignitaries accompanying the Prime Minister were the Hon. Obie Wilch combe, Minister for Tourism; Keith Bell, Minister of State for National Security; Khaalis Rolle, Minister of State for Invest ments and Senator Gary Sawyer. During the proceedings the Aba co Police team of W/Sgt. 2483 Jocelyn Smith, P/C3203 Kenton Clarke and WPC 3278 Vanessa Moss was introduced and a short power point presentation illustrating the work of Urban Renewal on Abaco was shown. We have a responsibility as citizens to share information with Law Enforcement; we can all do more and we mustAbove: the Abaco Police team in charge of Urban Renewal. Left to right: W/Sgt. 2483 Jocelyn Smith, P/C3203 Kenton Clarke and WPC 3278 Vanessa Moss.Renewal From Page 11 Central & All Abaco Burns House and Abaco Beach Resort host Wine & Jazz NightOn December 15 Boat Harbour host Artists from across Abaco were present to display their paintings, photos and jewelry. Stars entertained guests throughout the eve ning. Burns House Group also had booths at the event, offering samples of different wines, white and red, that the chain car ries. Refreshments were served as well throughout the evening. Clockwise from to: The G-Note All Stars performing, Jo-Ann Bradley proudly dis playing her art, A Burns House represen tative offering samples of popular wines.

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January 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive Shops Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour . ..................... 367-2963 Above & Below, Marsh Harbour . ................................. 367-0350 Dive Abaco Since1978, Marsh Harbour . ..................... 367-2787 Dive Time, Man-O-War................................................365-6235 Froggies, Hope Town . ................................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay . ...................................... 365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay . ....................................... 365-4411 Dive Guana . ................................................................ 365-5178Man-O-War Dive Shop . ................................................365-6013 Cars & Cart Rentals Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals . ............................................. 367-2655 Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals . .............................. 367-1035 B & B Boat Rentals . ........................................... 367-7368 Bargain Car Rentals . .......................................... 367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals . ................................... 367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals . ....................................... 367-5570 Cruise Abaco. . .................................................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) . ...................... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals . ...................................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars . .................. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals .......................................... 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals . .................................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ......................................... 367-4887 The Moorings Boat Rentals . ............................. .367-4000 Green Turtle Cay Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental . .................. 365-4411 C & D Cart Rental . ............................................. 365-4084 Cruising Cart Rentals . ........................................ 365-4065 D & P Cart Rental . ............................................. 365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals . ....................................... 365-4119 Kool Karts . ........................................................ 365-4176 Reef Boat Rentals . ............................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes . ...................................... 365-4147 T & A Cart Rentals . ............................................ 375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals . ............................... 365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes . ................................. 365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals . ..................................... 354-5175 Lubbers Quarters Cruise Abaco . ............................................. 321-220-8796 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals .................................. 365-6502 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals . ................................. 365-6024 Waterways Boat Rental . ................ 357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Cats Paw Boat Rentals . ..................................... 366-0380 Elbow Cay Cart . ................................................. 366-0530 Hope Town Cart Rentals . .................................. 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals . .......................................... 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals .............................. 366-0282 J Rs Cart Rental . ................................................ 366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals . .................................... 366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals . ............................................ 366-0069 Treasure Cay Adventure on Prozac Kayak . ............................ 365-8749 Blue Marlin Rentals. . ......................................... 365-8687 Cashs Carts . ...................................................... 365-8771 Cornish Car Rentals . .......................................... 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals . ............................................... 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals . ........................................... 365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks . ............................. 365-8749 Bonefish Guides Visitors Guide Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Marsh Harbour Abaco Pizza. . ................................ $ . .................. 367-4488 Anglers . ................................... $$$ . .................. 367-2158 Blue Marlin . ................................. $ . .................. 367-2002 Curly Tails . ............................... $$$ . .................. 367-4444 Ginos . .......................................... $ . .................. 367-7272 Golden Grouper . ........................ $ . .................. 367-2301 Island Family Rest . ....................... $ . .................. 367-3778 Java Coee House . ....................... $ . .................. 367-5523 Jamies Place . ............................. ..$ . .................. 367-2880 Jib Room . .................................. $$ . .................. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken . ............... $ . .................. 367-2615 Mangoes . ................................. $$$ . .................. 367-2366 Pops Place + . .............................. $ . .................. 367-3796 Snack Shack + . ............................ $ . .................. 367-4005 Snappas . .................................... $$ . .................. 367-2278 Wallys . .................................... $$$ . .................. 367-2074 Hope Town Abaco Inn . .............................. $$$ . .................. 366-0133 Capn Jacks . ................................ $$ . .................. 366-0247 Harbours Edge . ......................... $$ . .................. 366-0087 H T Coee House (B & L) . .............. $ . ................. .366-0760 H T Harbour Lodge . .................. $$$ . .................. 366-0095 Munchies . .................................... $ . .................. 366-0423 OnDa Beach . .............................. $$ . .................. 366-0558 Sea Spray . ............................... $$ . .................. 366-0065 Sugar Shack + . ............................ $ . .................. 366-0788 Little Harbour Petes Pub . .................................. $$ . .................. 366-3503 Lubbers Quarter Cracker Ps . ................................. $$ . .................. 366-3139 Man-O-War Bradleys on the Harbour . ............. $ . .................. 365-6380 Dockn Dine . ................................. $ . .................. 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar . ................ $ . .................. 365-6501 Guana Cay Bakers Bay Market Place . ...... $$$ . .................. 612-1021 Grabbers . ................................... $$ . .................. 365-5133 Nippers ..................................... $$ . ................. 365-5143 Orchid Bay . ............................... $$$ . .................. 365-5175 Treasure Cay Coco Beach Bar & Grill. . ................ $ . .................. 365-8470 Florences Cafe . ............................. $ . ................. .365-8354 Spinnaker Restaurant . ............. $$$ . .................. 365-8469 Touch of Class . ........................ $$$ . .................. 365-8195 Treasure Sands Club . ................ $$$ . ................. .365-9385 Green Turtle Cay Blu House . ............................. $$$ . .................. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro . ...................... $$ . .................. 365-4200 Green Turtle Club . .................... $$$ . .................. 365-4271 Harveys Island Grill . ................... $$ . .................. 365-4389 McIntoshs Restaurant . .............. $$ . .................. 365-4625 Miss Emilys Restaurant . ............. $$ . .................. 365-4181 New Plymouth Inn . .................... $$ . .................. 365-4161 Pineapple Restaurant Bar & Grill . $$ . ................. 365-4039 Plymouth Rock Cafe . .................. $$ . .................. 365-4234 Shorties Take-a-way...................$$..................365-4342 Sundowners . .............................. $$ . .................. 365-4060 Sandy Point Nancys ...................................... $$ . .................. 366-4120Everyone reads The Abaconian Emergency Services Police Hope Town 366-0667 Police Man-O-War 365-6911 Police Treasure Cay 365-8048 Police Green Turtle Cay 365-4133 B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667 Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Man-O-War 365-4019 Treasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9111 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0549 Marsh Harbour 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 T reasure Cay 365-8749 Medical Services Abaco Family Medicine, Marsh Harbour . ..................... 367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic . ................................ 367-0020 Integrated Medical Center . .......................................... 367-1304 Emergency . ............................................... 458-1234 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre . ................................... 367-0049 Government Clinic, Marsh Harbour . ........................... 367-2510 Corbett Clinic, Treasure Cay . ........................................ 365-8288 Government Clinic, Coopers Town . ............................. 365-0300 Government Clinic, Green Turtle Cay . .......................... 365-4028 Government Clinic, Hope Town . .................................. 366-0108 Government Clinic, Sandy Point . ................................. 366-4010 Government Clinic, Fox Town . ..................................... 365-2172 Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Green Turtle Cay Blu House ....................... 45 . ......... F . ......... 365-4200 Green Turtle Club . .............. 32 . ......... F . ......... 365-4271 Black Sound Marina . .......... 15 . ..................... 365-4531 Other Shore Club . ............... 12 . ......... F . ......... 365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service ........... 10 . ......... F . ......... 365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina . ........ 150 . ......... F . ......... 365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina . .......... 26 . ......... F . ......... 365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina . ...... 183 . ......... F . ......... 367-2158 Conch Inn . .......................... 75 . ......... F . ......... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina . ........ 36 . ......... F . ......... 367-2182 Mangoes Marina . ............... 29 . ..................... 367-4255 Marsh Harbour Marina . ...... 52 . ......... F . ......... 367 2700 Hope Town Hope Town Marina . ............ 16 . ..................... 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways . ................................ 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina . .............. 6 . ......... F . ......... 366-0154 Sea Spray . .......................... 60 . ......... F . ......... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina . ........... 75 . ......... F . ......... 365-0083 Guana Cay Bakers Bay Marina . .......... 158 . ......... F . ......... 365-5802 Guana Hide-aways . ............ 37 . ..................... 577-0003 Orchid Bay . ......................... 64 . ........ F . ......... 365-5175Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Tours & Excursions Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental . ....................... 475-9616 . ................ 367-2936 . ......................... 367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure . ............................... 577-0004 . ..................... 367-0350 Adventure on Prozac T Cay . ............................ 365-8749 . ...................... 365-4411 . ........................... 365-8506 . .......... 367-2787 . ............. 366-0024 Airlines Serving Abaco Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is . ........................... 367-2266 American Eagle Miami . ..................................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud . ............................ 367-2095 Regional Freeport ............................................................... 367-0446 Silver Airline Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach . .............................................. 367-3415 Sky Bahamas Nassau . ......................................... ................ 367-0996 Western Air Nassau . ......................................... .................. 367-3722 Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida Abaco Air . .............................................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters . ........................................................ 367-3450 Taxi Cab Fares one or two passengers Extra $3 for each passengers above two ective Dec 08Clinic, Downtown, Stop Light, . ........................................................ $10 Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry . ........................................ $15 Spring City . ........................................................................................ $15 Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch . ............................. $15 Murphy Town & Great. Cistern .......................................................... $20 Snake Cay . ........................................................................................ $35 Casuarina Point ................................................................................. $60 Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour . ............................................. $80 Bahama Palm Shore . ......................................... ................................ $90 Crossing Rocks . ................................................................................ $105 Sandy Point . ................................................................................... $150 Leisure Lee . ....................................................................................... $50 Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry . ................................................... $80 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $85 Fox Town . ........................................................................................ $165 Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel . ................................................. $ 10 Nat. Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr. Cistern . .......................................... $10 Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea. Eective Dec 08Green Turtle Cay ferry dock . ......................................... ...................... $10 Madeira Park . .................................................................................... $20 Sand Banks . ...................................................................................... $25 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $30 Leisure Lee . ....................................................................................... $45 Black Wood . ...................................................................................... $20 Fire Road & Coopers Town . ............................................................... $40 Cedar Harbour . ................................................................................. $60 Wood Cay . ......................................................................................... $70 Mount Hope . .................................................................................... $80 Fox Town . .......................................................................................... $85 Crown Haven . ................................................................................... $90 Marsh Harbour airport . ..................................................................... $80 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport . .............................................. $80 Treasure Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour . ................................................ $85 Treasure Cay Hotel to Green Turtle Ferry . ........................................... $25 Treasure Cay Hotel to Blue Hole . ........................................................ $30 Attractions Albert Lowe Museum . ................................ Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits . .. Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden . .................... Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum . ................. Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station . .................................... Hope Town Swim Mermaid Reef o Marsh Harbour . ........ Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole . ........... Treasure Cay farm road Art studio & working foundry . ...................... Little Harbour Working boatyards . ..................................... Man-O-War cayPocket Beaches Miles of beach (most exposed to ocean) Items of interest Bring errors & revisions to our attention Revised Dec 2012 All phones use area code 242 unless notedwww.theabaconian.comAlburys Ferry Service Marsh H.>Guana Cay/Scotland cay From Conch Inn advised to contact the oce for the changes. Green Turtle Ferry Note: 4:30 pm trip to GTC not on Sundays ** Note: 4:30 pm trip will be made from New Plymouth onlyAbaco Adventures Pinders Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama Bahamas Ferries Summer Schedule only (April to Dec) Sandy Point & Nassau Every Friday & Sunday, except holidays, under 4 hours. Call 225-3376 or 366-4119 Call for rates. The Great Abaco Express* Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 30 minutes Marsh Harbour . 375-8068 . 477-5996 . 367-0367 . 375-8550 . 366-2163 . 367-3526 . 367-3577 . 367-3941 North Abaco . 477-5037 . 365-0120 . 365-0024 . 365-2405 Sandy Point . 366-4323 . 366-4107 . 366-4249 . 366-4486 Treasure Cay . 559-9117 Casaurina Point . 366-3058 Cherokee . 366-2107 . 366-2115 . 366-2284 . 366-2177 Crossing Rocks . 366-3259 Green Turtle Cay . 365-4261 . 365-4070 Hope Town . 366-0234 . 366-3141 Man-O-War . 365-6502 Charter Boats . 366-0101 . 366-0266 . 366-0245 . 366-3143 . . 365-5140 Dental Services Agape Family Dental, Marsh Harbour..........................367-4355 Diamante Dental, Marsh Harbour................................367-4968 Man O War Dental Clinic..............................................365-6508 Pharmacy Abaco Island Pharmacy, Marsh Harbour......................367-2544 Chemist shoppe, Marsh Harbour.................................367-3106 Veterinary Caribbean Veterinary Centre, Marsh Harbour..............367-3551 Island Veterinary Clinic, Marsh Harbour......................367-0062

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January 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 1 JANUARY 1ST, 2013 Another successful play will send orphans to campEvery year, the children of Hope Town perform in the St. James Methodist Church. Their plays, often standing-room only due to their popularity, raise money for the Bilney Lane Childrens Home in Nassau. This year they raised close to $6,000. For the full story see page 5. Photo courtesy of Jamie Sweeting.Patricia Curry crowned Miss Abaco By Samantha Evans This was the most anticipated event of the pageant season and fan December 16 at Abaco Beach Resort. Each contestant had their cheering The pageant began at 9:30pm. each time. been given to the answers as some anticipation of the winner being an After the on-stage interviews -Please see Pageant Page 2 Above: the new Miss Abaco, Patricia Curry (left) with last years Miss Abaco, Nevandria Rolle.

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian January 1, 2013 School & Youth News testants as the theme for the night was Pageant From Page 1 Above: Erica Pinder, Miss Abaco runnerup and the recipient of the Miss Photogenic and Miss Popularity Awards. Above: Ebony Bass (left) won Miss Congeniality. She also won the Directors Award for most improved contestant. Above: Aisha Jones received the The Lady of Elegance Award Please see Pageant Page 18 Above: Lashawn Bevans, winner of Na

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian January 1, 2013 Fredericks Agency Ltd.Customs BrokersCustoms Brokerage Services Air and Sea Import and Export Entries Serving all vessels from foreign portsQueen Elizabeth Drive Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email: abacocustoms@batelnet.bs en-GBRon-Paul Cabinets Plusen-GBVisit our Showroom Located en-GB Opposite the old Lowes Pharmacyen-GBOwners: Ronnie & Pauline Robertsen-GBPhone: (242) 367-0546 Mattresses en-GBen-GB en-GBBox Springsen-GB Bed Framesen-GBSerta Pillowtop en-GB Mattress.. en-GBQueen $440 BYCYCLES Cartoon en-GBToddler Bedsen-GBw/Mattressen-GB $175 CARPET en-GB &en-GB PADDING GE 4.5 CU.FT. FRIDGE $220 en-GBRollaway Beds $245en-GB en-GB Metal Twin Over Full Bunk Bed $550en-GB with 2 Reg Mattress $950en-GB Black or White Metal Twin Over Twin en-GB Bunk Bed $450, with 2 Reg Mattress $782en-GB Wooden Twin Over Twin Bunk Bed Only $575 en-GB with 2 Reg Mattress $855en-GBEureka Vacuum Cleaner Parts & Repairs School & Youth News By Canishka Alexander ECC provides great entertainment at Christmas AssemblyAbove: the students of Every Child Counts performing during their Christmas Assembly. mance. Forest Heights Academy Pursues the Green PathBy Catalina Albury Grade 10 As an important component in cies. Conference hosted by Latter Rain Youth DepartmentBy Samantha Evans He and a few pastors joined forces to a better person. The service appeared to torship needed. accepting of them. Please see Conference Page 5

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January 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 Conference From Page 4 School & Youth News Miss Abaco Float Parade held on rainy SaturdayBy Samantha Evans Town. Staff of Central Abaco Primary School treated to a Christmas LuncheonBy Samantha Evans tion for the staff to give them a chance to too. He reminded them of some of the preparation for the remaining two terms of Public school teachers receive annual Christmas gift cardsBy Samantha Evans teachers on Abaco got a chance to redeem choice. Hope Town children raise money for Nassau orphansBy Eric Albury do so. their own.

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian January 1, 2013 Sids Food StoreGroceries Toiletries SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Frozen Meat Dry and Canned Goods Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 Above: M.P. Renardo Curry, Abacos Parliamentary Secretary, concluded the inaugural Urban Renewal launch program for Abaco by giving Christmas gifts to a line of anxious children. Photo courtesy of Dave Ralph. School & Youth News MP distributes Christmas gifts at conclusion of Urban Renewal event By Samantha Evans Church of Christ hosts childrens Christmas party This character was a great one for the in the end. By Jennifer Hudson of December. The camp ran from 9 am to ing down on the rope swing. Others were at hand. participated in craft programmes which home a ceramic item. Christmas Holiday Camp held at Creative Studio BoutiqueAbove: children diligently working on their crafts at the Creative Studio Boutiques Christmas Camp.

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January 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 School & Youth News By Samantha Evans wood of the Abacos. The winners of these competitions Miss Abaco Swimsuit Competition held in Hope Town Above (left to right): Ebony Bass, Lawshawn Bevans, Patricia Curry, Ramonica Hamil ton, Aisha Jones and Erica Pinder. Above and left: Lashawn Bevans, second place in the swim suit contest. Above and Right: Aisha Jones who took second place in the Spokes Model contest. Patricia Curry, the eventual winner of the in both the Spokes Model and Bathing Suit Competitions. Abaco basketball players share their struggles and successes in collegeBy Canishka Alexander them to get better. Please see Success Page 8

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian January 1, 2013 TREASURE CAY Rock Point waterfront lot, exc price $185,000 Golf Course Lot $35,000 MAKE OFFER 3/2 Royal Palm Condo $325,000MARSH HARBOUR Commercial lot near John Bull $125,000LYNYARD CAY 3 Waterfront lots, one with dock starting at $178,000. OWNER MOTIVATEDLONG BEACH Next to Schooner Bay 3/2 Home beach access under $ 195,000 Lots starting at $30,000 Hilltop lots with ocean view $150,000 Gorgeous beach front lot $250,000LITTLE HARBOUR Half acre oceanfront lot $65,000 20,000 sq. ft. Hilltop lot with starter cottage, harbour and ocean views $198,000BAHAMA PALM SHORES 3/3, 2160 sq. ft. beach home $399,500 2 Acre beach front estate lot $550,000 Beautiful interior lots, starting at $17,000 1 Acre beach front estate lot $295,000 Pinehurst lots $10,000 & $11,000LUBBERS QUARTERS Jacks Jungle homesite & dockage $135,000 Additional lots available.HOPE TOWN Lot close to town, beach access $130,000SCHOONER SUBDIVISION Lot 58 50ft Elevation, views of Atlantic & Beach. Off grid living. $50,000SCHOONER BAY Only one island lot left with free dockage Call today!CASUARINA POINT REDUCED! Entrance to bay, waterfront lot, panoramic views $88,000 Sea view lot, 100 ft. to beach. $38,500 Lots $35,000 and up 3/2 Beachfront home + apartment $875,000 3/2 Beachfront home with detached income Producing apartments $795,000. TURNKEY www.islandpropertiesbahamas.com Tel: (242) 367-0737 Fax: (242) 367-0736 BROKERS: Chris & Molly Roberts en-GBREDUCED AGAIN!en-GB Home on beautiful Little en-GB Harbour, 2 acres with 100 private dock &en-GB private cave entrance. en-GB $495,000 4/4, Beachfront home w/large kitchen, multiple living & sitting area, gazebos, covered porches with expan sive decking & viewing tower. OWNER FINANCING $975,000 things began grade when he became one of the top made team captain and scorer and Success From Page 7 Sports there right now to see that we made it this Basically us coming from the Mudd and the Peas that should be a bigger motivation for all the younger kids... If we can do it, they can do it also. Above (left to right): Kevin Altidor, Ishmael Morley and McDonald Jean-Louis. Both players, now in college, were products of the Youth in Action Basketball Program which was started by Mr. and Mrs. Lynden Davis. The same program is now helmed by Mr. Morley. Both players look forward to doing well both athletically and academically in their respective colleges with dreams of going to the NBA. By Canishka Alexander championship game. ships. Agape expected to rank among nations top four basketball teams Please see Agape Page 9

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January 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 championship game. SportsAgape From Page 8 -PRESS RELEASEAs reported in the British newspa reefs. Bahamian ultra-runner to run length of Abaco as fundraiser: 120 miles, non-stopPlease see Runner Page 17 Above: Rhonda Claridge, the Bahamian ultra-runner, who intends to run the entire length of Abaco. The course would run from Crown Haven to Sandy Point, al together nearly 120 miles. Rhonda intends to do this as a fundraiser for local envi ronemental education charity, Friends of The Environment, and to raise awareness about the declining health of coral reefs.

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian January 1, 2013 Church News By Jennifer Hudson Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel holds annual Christmas Cantata Above: The Marsh harbour gospel Chapels choir performing at the annual cantata. Besides holding the cantata in their home church, the choir also travels to surrounding com munities such as Cherokee and Man-O-War in the lead up to Christmas. It is an anticipated event every year. Above: Myron Sawyers solo performance is the highlight of the event for many each year.

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian January 1, 2013 Church News By Samantha Evans A one night marriage seminar was from marriage and what a woman wants gies with each and give advice to those who needed it. Church of the Latter Rain hosts marriage seminar Youth News Santa visits Guana CayOn Friday night, December 21, Donna Sands hosted the Childrens Christmas Party on Guana Cay. Santa arrived by golf cart and was swarmed by the excited children. Presents were given to each child by Santa.

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January 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 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 Seven students from 5th & 6th grade at Man-O-War Primary School were asked to write an article about a member of their family. The teachers that hearing these stories would help them appreciate their unique history. From the seven, Brittany Weatherfords was chosen as the winner and was forwarded on to The Abaconian for publishing. Below is Brittanys account of her grandfather, Scott Weatherford. For more stories like this one see: Mowmuse um.com/Stories_from_2012a.htmlThe story of my grandfatherInterviewed by: Brittany Leeanne Weatherford From: Walter Scott Weatherford (Grandfather) History & Heritage was one of grand-dads favorite memories. freight between the Northern Bahamas A granddaughters interview cated in his honor. Left: supplies at the public dock in Man-OWar. Above: Wills Boat Yard. Nearly all men on Man-O-War worked here at some time or another. above the building.

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian January 1, 2013 en-GBOCEAN BLUE PROPERTIES Member B.R.E.A. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas en-GB en-GB Sales, Rentals and Property Management ON GREEN TURTLE CAY: NEW!! Two elevated waterfront parcels on the Blu overlooking the Sea of Abaco. Stunning sunsets. Approximately 1/4 acre each with 85 each on the water. Naturally deep water for a dock. Priced to sell TOGETHER for a total of $ 395,000 + 7 1/2% to close.SOLD! Four bedroom three bath home with cottage just steps away from the Atlantic Ocean Beach. Exceptional Buy! JUST REDUCED! Hillside lot, 5,449 sq. ft., at the Sea of Abaco boasting stunning water views! Dedicated boat slip for up to a 35 boat at private shared dock. 6 1/2 draft at low tide. Water and power to site. Asking price $ 200,000 .UNDER CONTRACT! 11,000 sq. ft. lot in Coco Bay just steps from beach and public dock. Asking price $30,000.Deck house cottage. One bedroom one bath cottage on WHITE SOUND waterfront with dock. Property stretches from waterfront on the Sea of Abaco to WHITE SOUND waterfront. $335,000 Waterfront 100 year old two bedroom one bath basically furnished cottage. Located in the heart of the settlement of New Plymouth. Spacious rear patio. Golf cart parking. Just steps from public dock; ferry; restaurants and shops. Owner re-locating. $275,000 SOLD One acre with 85 beachfront on gorgeous Bight O Bay PRICE REDUCTION Furnished two master bedrooms with A/C, waterfront hilltop cottage. Kit/liv/din, cable TV, dock, overlooking Settlement Creek $225,000 UNDER CONTRACT Two-year-old 4 bedroom, 2 bath furnished house. $575,000 NEW PRICE!!! Four bedroom 3 bath fully furnished hilltop home overlooking the Sea of Abaco. Fourth bedroom suite has all round view of Green Turtle Cay. A/C. Swimming Pool. Designated dock slip. Great rental. $825,000 PRICE REDUCTION!!! Rustic furnished two bedroom two bath cottage sea to sea on White Sound and the Sea of Abaco. A/C in bedrooms. Kit/liv/dining great room. Share in private dock. Great swimming and sunsets. Very private. Only accessible by boat. Located a mile from the historic town of New Plymouth. Asking Price $435,000 Summer Breeze: Recently remodeled furnished two story three bed 2 bath home located on waterfront in the heart of New Plymouth. A/C. Satellite TV. W/D. Golf cart garage. Established rental history. PRICE REDUCTION $495,000 Opinion Submitted by Dr. Marc Binard ing. of its commitment to patient centered care The idea for this program did not mittee meeting. deed. conians and other Bahamians and what Abaco Physicians establish partnership with PHA and UWI for family medicine training in WisconsinPreparing the next generation of Bahamian doctors

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January 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 Guana Freight Services Regular Frei ght Runs to Guana Cay & Scotland Cay 242-365-5190 Great Guana Cay guanafreight@hotmail.com Groceries All you need & more! Fruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen FoodsPhone or Fax : 366-2022Mon. Fri. 7:30am 6pm l Sat 7:30am7pmThe Place to be is Cherokee!Cherokee Food Fair CURRYS FOOD STORE Customer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour front Opinion Submitted by Dr. Carnille Farquharson provement for the Abaconian. sociated diseases and research has shown ists. staff. and residents from Wisconsin to spend the Bahamas.. The future of healthcare for Abaco and The Bahamas Submitted by Sherrel Johnson derwater drivers. the sea. Moores Island is a nature lovers paradise

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian January 1, 2013 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 Abaco Glass CompanyWindow Glass and Mirrors Cut and Installed Commercial Store Fronts Installed and ReplacedDon MacKay Blvd. 367-2442 Yale Windows Rentals: Services: Big Cat Equipment THE KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS IS TO MARKET AND PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS ON A CONSISTENT BASIS. One way to get your business known is to start with a BUSINESS CLASSI FIED for only $45 per issue for B&W or opt for our six issue discount rate. Contact Us For More Information 367-3200 or email: abaconiannews@gmail.com GET YOUR BUSINESS KNOWN!! en-GBNassau 242-457-4SOD (4763) or 225-4SOD (4763)en-GB Abaco 242-357-6975 Fax: 242-367-2424 GRASS GRASS GRASS en-GBFrom Our Farm to Your Door!en-GBWe Now Have en-GBSODen-GBfor Immediateen-GB 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 the crowd had each decided in their to preparing them for this pageant. contestant to improve the most in the Abaco crown. The top three awards for evening which seemed to be the trend of the The scoring for the evening was Dis & Dat Pageant From Page 2 Above: Ramonica Hamilton. Paint Place gives away new tvAs part of their promotion for their Richards Brand Paint, the Pain Place in new 42 LG TV. Above: Paint Place manager Geno Simms, left, presents and ecstatic Eulean Sands with her new television.

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January 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 19 VEHICLES FOR SALE NEW COLOR OPTIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIFIEDCall 367-3200 Fax 367-3677 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 Items for Sale, Employment, Services, Cars & Boats BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALENEW 8KW Diesel Generator, Jacuzzi, 6 person, MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE20 Sailboat Holder, Lister Parts 2002 Dodge Ram 1500XLT, BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS WANTED TO BUYWanted to Buy: Guana Cay, Marsh Harbour, Marsh Harbour, $1300 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 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALEScotland Cay, Private Island att.net Tilloo Cay Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale Treasure Cay, Treasure Cay REDUCED to Guana Cay, Dolphin Beach Estate, Buying? Selling?Want more business? A low cost ad like this can bring fast results Call 367-3202 Fax 367-3201

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January 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 1 JANUARY 1ST, 2013 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID WEST PALM BCH FL Permit NO 4595 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service Requested By Canishka Alexander Representatives from Bakers Bay Golf & Ocean Club and Delta Air Lines the new Marsh Harbour International Air port on December 18. Once completed, the airport will be renamed the Leonard M. Thompson International Airport. According to Bill Wernecke, direc tor of Deltas Charter Department, they were looking at Marsh Harbour as an op portunity to primarily conduct charter op erations. Were doing charters today into Treasure Cay with Airbus A319 product as well as CRJs, and were looking at po tentially coming to this airport as well or instead of Treasure Cay, Wernecke re vealed. Theres just more infrastructure, and the new terminal here looks fantastic. Its not open yet obviously, but it looks very nice. Additionally, he envisioned the Marsh Harbour airport as a new com mercial service location. While Delta has provided charter service to Abaco, the company has never provided commercial service here. this structure is; I didnt expect anything like this, Wernecke expressed. The planners built a beautiful building, and Delta envisions Marsh Harbour as new commercial service location Road works and airport terminal are on the way Representatives from Delta Airlines along with Bakers Bay and representatives from government toured the new airport terminal on December 18. Delta noted the impressives structure and indicated surprise that Marsh harbour had such a fantastic facility. Delta further hinted at the possibility of opening Abaco as one of their regular commercial routes. Above: representatives from different organizations, including, James Edgecombe (FES Construction), Dr. Livingston Marshall (Bakers Bay), MP Renardo Curry, Sen. Gary Sawyer, Craig Blumenthal (Discovery Land Company), Wynsome Ferguson (Tourism), Bill Wernecke (Delta) and Bobby Jones (Manager of Civil Aviation in Abaco.) Please see Delta Page 2 Urban Renewal on Abaco Government ministers lay out goals The Prime Minister came to Abaco on December 21 to initiate Urban Renewel 2.0 on Abaco. Above and left to right: PM Christie, DPM Davis, Dr. Nottage, Hon. Wilch combe, MP Curry. For the full story see page 11. The Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. Philip Brave Davis (above), was on Abaco dur ing the Dec 21. Urban Renewal launch event. The Abaconian took the opportunity to get an update on some of the infrastructural projects happening on Abaco, especially with regards to the delays in the new airport terminal and the situation with road works on Abaco. The DPM indicated that the airport was on track for an opening in 3-4 months that had arisen. Mr. Davis also said that a new contract for work (to begin in January) had been awarded to the same company that had received the $1 million contract back in October 2012 to repair the roads in Murphy Town, Marsh Harbour and Dundas Town. For more on the story see page: 6.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian January 1, 2013 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com theyve thought about everything for the passengers as well as the airlines. I think this is a top-notch facility, and I am cer tain that youre going to lure in lots of Central & All Abaco Delta From Page 1 commercial carriers over time. Wernecke explained that they cur rently provide charter services for Bak ers Bay. The airports location in Marsh Harbour allows for closer access to the luxurious property located on Guana Cay, so Delta was called in to review the facili ties. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the airline provides domestic and inter national service to all continents except Antarctica. Even with their focus primarily on charter service to Abaco, Delta has a busy holiday season in store from now until scheduled. Meanwhile, Craig Blumenthal of the Discovery Land Company, was grateful to Delta for transporting passengers from New York to Abaco. He said that 12 such season, so their objective for the day was through Marsh Harbour. Hopefully this will be the start of a relationship that will blossom into what I can see as a scheduled commercial service from the northeast , Blumenthal said. Like Wernecke, he added that the terminal is outstanding. If you havent been here before, you would never believe it is such a won derful piece of modern, architectural de sign that is incorporated in this structure. Its a wonderful facility, and its going to, no doubt, attract airline service such as what were trying to build here today. During the tour, Senator Gary Saw yer accompanied MP for North Abaco and Parliamentary Secretary Renardo Curry, and shared that he was delighted that Bakers Bay and Delta would be up Curry also commended the Ministry of Tourism, Delta and Bakers Bay rep resentatives as he looks forward to an in all businesses. Above: The new airport terminal in Marsh Harbour nears completion. While touring, Mr.Wernecke, of Delta Airlines, said,I cant Atlanta-based airline.

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January 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 Central & All Abaco By Canishka Alexander Three men were arraigned at Mag istrates Court #1 before Magistrate An cella Evans-Williams on December 13 on charges of armed robbery and possession of dangerous drugs. against John Mark Titus for possession of fear. Prosecutor Perkins Collie alleged Police arrest men on armed robbery, drug charges that Titus went to the home of Ronald and Bridgette Sands at 6:55 a.m. on December 7, and robbed the couple of $6,089. Ac cording to police reports, a slim, dark male dressed in dark clothing and a purple wig entered the Sands residence armed with a hand gun. The case was moved to the Supreme Court by Voluntary Bill of Indictment, and is set for February 11. Magistrate EvansWilliams told Titus that he was not required to enter a plea to the charges, and that he could not be granted bail in this matter. He was remanded to Her Majestys Prison. The next person to be arraigned on armed robbery charges was Ismite Bel fort. Police reports state that Elroy Moss withdrew $350 from his bank account, and while returning home in the area of the basketball court in the Mudd was robbed. Prosecutor Collie told the court that Bel fort was armed with a shotgun and robbed Moss of $350. Belfort was not required to enter a plea, and was also given a Volun tary Bill of Indictment. Meanwhile, Michael Francois was charged with possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply. Complicating matters for him was that the person, who signed for his bail, withdrew their applica tion. Magistrate Evans-Williams suggested he apply to the Supreme Court for bail. He was remanded to prison. Rotary Club brings Christmas to the needy By Mirella Santillo In spite of a weak economy or per haps because of it, the annual Rotary Club of Abacos Bell Ringing was again a success. People, who could afford it, were generous enough to give. Through the efforts of the many Rotarians, Interac tors and Rotaractors who rang the bell at the Christmas Festival, in front of Max wells Supermarket, Abaco Groceries, Standard Hardware and Abaco Hardware, The Rotary Club of Abaco collected over 5,000.00. The three weeks of Bell Ringing, were followed by two days of packing and distributing. Rotarians, often accompa nied by their children, as well as family members or friends, showed up at Alders gate Methodist Church to process the par cels in the afternoon of December 20 and 150 boxes with dry and canned food, plus a chicken as a bonus. Boxes were then delivered throughout Abaco, from Sandy Point, Crossing Rocks, Cherokee Sound to the Central and North Abaco communi ties. The Interact Club of Forest Heights Academy had collected extra food con tained in what they call Boxes of Love, as well as toys for children that were wrapped in pink and blue paper. They were distributed with the food boxes to the needy families with children, adding a little something extra for the youth. Members of the Club who distribut ed the parcels said that they encountered many desperate situations this year, with monetary problems added to emotional problems caused by the loss of a family member or sickness. The 150 boxes were a blessing to many, but more food parcels would have been welcomed by many more people throughout the island, prompting the newly formed Rotaract Clubs members to start Bell Ringing for a few days until December 31 to start collecting money for next year.

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian January 1, 2013 Central & All Abaco By Timothy Roberts According to Deputy Prime Min ister and Minister of Works and Urban Renewal, Philip Brave Davis, Abaconi ans may get a late Christmas present in early January 2013 as he revealed at the launch of Ur ban Renewal 2.0 in Abaco that funds have been approved to begin paving the roads in Central Aba co. The roads of Marsh Harbour and neighboring settlements Dundas and Mur phy Town will be started very shortly, of January. The contract was awarded to Bill Simmons Construction and Heavy Equip ment Company Ltd., the same company granted a contract in October for the re pair of roads in Murphy Town, Dundas Town and Marsh Harbour for a total of $1 million. The total for the new contract had Mr. Davis also commented on the Marsh Harbour International Airport Ter minal, assuring Abaconians that despite delays it will soon be ready to open. He said the government understands Abacos potential for massive economic growth and wanted to ensure the airport was complementary to the islands growth, not just for the present but for the future as well. A lot of the components of an in ternational airport were not taken into ac count in the original design and we cant open it as is otherwise it will not meet the standards to become an international airport, he said. Those designs are al most complete; hence the airport opening will be delayed for another three to four Continued calls to patch potholes receives response from Deputy PM A common site throughout Abaco, which is the nations third largest, and fastest grow ing, economy, is the deterioration of this basic component of infrastructure. Above: a pothole partially hidden in water makes for a dangerous hazard. The roads of Marsh Harbour and neighboring settlements... will be started very shortly Please see Infrastructure Page 7 town has one of the highest concentrations of potholes on the island. The length of road an embarrassment and, at worst, dangerous. The Deputy Prime Minister indicated that a new contract with Bill Simmons Construction and Heavy Equipment Company Ltd. had project have been approved by Parliament.

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January 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 For Reservations: Bahamas 242.365.8500 USA/Canada 800.284.0382 www.BahamaBeachClub.com Spacious 2, 3, 4 & 5 bedroom rentals Voted: Best Beach in the Caribbean Two resort restaurants oceanfront dining Two fresh water pools and Jacuzzis Nearby 18 hole Golf course and 150 slip marina Free WiFi & long distance calls to the USA & Canada real luxury. real bahamas.A BEACHFRONT VILLA... FOR THE PRICE OF A HOTEL ROOM! 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 Mr. Da vis also noted that they will have a run way that is compatible with the in vestment. The proposed the govern ment more than $10 million in overruns before it they Central & All Abaco airport terminal to nearly $40 million. In an early statement the Minister of Aviation said the Leonard M Thompson International Airport in Marsh Harbour with its checkered past of starting and needed repairs will run taxpayers into an additional $11,930,000. With the hike, the airport comes up at a total cost of nearly $40 million. Included in that estimate are a $6 million run way extension, $3.8 million to build a freight building, $230,000 for that buildings architectural fees and $1.9 million in other architectural fees. Infrastructure From Page 7 the airport opening will be delayed for another three to four months. Whatever such as the one above, will need to be addressed before the Leonard M. Thompson Inter national Airport, as it will be called upon completion, will be ready to meet the standards of an international airport. The Hon. Philip Davis assured Abaconians that the necessary design changes were nearly complete with a 3-4 month window before opening. An ad ditional $12 million is needed for the project. By Samantha Evans It has become a tradition for the Lo cal Government Townships to host Christ mas Tree Lighting and Chorale Services during the month of December to bring in the Christmas season. In recent years, this event has been well attended by lo cals. This year the event was not well sharing the evening with the committee on Saturday, December 15 beginning at 6:30pm at Friendship Tabernacle Church. Pastor Silbert Mills expressed dis appointment with the attendance, but strongly believes that God was in the midst with the few souls that were pres ent. Faron Newbold, Chairman of the Committee, gave an overview of the year and outlined some of their plans for the upcoming year. He stated that the com mittee has had a trying year with several storms devastating the community. The latest one, Hurricane Sandy, caused con siderable damage to Browns Bay, Ocean View Park and some of the property of residents in the Dundas Town and Central Pines communities. In spite of these setbacks that left the sured the residents that they will remain vigilant as plans are being drawn to ad dress the restoration of Browns Bay Park and decisions are being made to continue the Cultural Center at Ocean View Park. He told the residents that they were happy to be able to assist them during their times of need after devastation disrupted their lives. He thanked them for their prayers, support and words of encouragement es pecially during the trying times. Renardo Curry, Member of Parlia ment for North Abaco, was in attendance and brought brief remarks. Mr. Curry said that Dundas Town should be proud to have young leaders on their team who have vision for the community. He want ed them to be mindful of the hard work that goes into building communities even though it is often overlooked. He stated that this committee in Dundas Town is to advance and improve their community. Mr. Curry encouraged the commit tee members to persevere and address concerns of the community one day at a time. He wished all of the residents a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year. He stated that he hopes that they get the desires of their heart. The speaker for the evening was the Pastor of St. Andrews Methodist Church Reverend Marie Neilly. She spoke on the topic Are you still looking for baby Je sus. She began by saying that one of the Dundas Town residents Please see Dundas Page 10

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian January 1, 2013 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: NAME ON CARD: CARD NUMBER: EXP DATE: SIGNATURE: AMOUNT PAID: Master Card Visa WE NOW ACCEPT 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 Happy New Year Abaco! Never mind that this January 1 edition of The Abaconian actually was published pri or to 2013, we can pretend. We seem to be good at that these days. We pretend a lot. We pretend that crime will be curbed because it should be. We pretend the youth of this island are all growing up in loving homes. We pretend they have outlets for their creativity and frustrations. We pretend the burglaries and assaults are being caused by an outside force and not by things within our collective, and per We pretend everything is the gov ernments responsibility; that any social ill falls directly on the shoulders of the current or previous government. We pretend that our voice as an individual is lost shouting across the Tongue of the Ocean, that Nassau wont respond even if we tried. We pretend that we have already put our best effort forward. Why try harder? We pretend that because we vote one party in and the other one out, and then do the reverse the next go around, that the leaders of our parties actually respect us. But on the other hand, we pretend our leaders are too high above us to reach out to for help. We pretend someone else will step up to the plate and shoulder the bur dens of our islands problems. There are shanty towns, humani tarian disasters and breeding grounds of neglect and crime right in the middle of the most populated areas of town? No, pretend that idea away. Make-be lieve its thirty or forty years ago when the situation was, perhaps, easily man ageable. Pretend those areas of town dont exist; drive around and around them only paying enough attention not to strike an innocent child as he wanders along the side of the street. Pretend that child will always be innocent and wont grow up and be, at least mini mally, affected by his deteriorating en vironment. Or worse, pretend he is al ready a lost cause: nothing can be done at this point. Hes just another one liv ing in The Mudd. Add that extra d to the name so it gets classed-up a bit. ation is to ignore it and only talk about it at home, when the problem is face less. Pretend there are no solutions. Pretend I never said that. Business marches on. Money is not pretend. Empty bank accounts arent pretend either. Pretend the tour ists will come back in the numbers they were in the heyday just because. Pretend our work ethic and education doesnt matter in that arena. Pretend we are the best, just because we always have been. Pretend if we sit still, quiet and roads and ensure our best interests are served. Or pretend the only answer is aggressive party loyalty with no com promise, and only angry things to say to those who might seek to reach out. Pretend there is nothing we can do. So, what are your New Years resolutions? From the Editor's Desk // Resolutions Community Calendar Parents Seminar Dinner Party the next calendar.

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January 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 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 Letters to the Editor Jerk Syndrome Dear Editor, This letter could be titled [Jerk] Syndrome. Its alive and well in Marsh Harbour, Abaco. I have, for a long time, tried to avoid writing about a common problem, which has been shown in the May 15th issue, I think, where a young man was seen on the side of the road with a plastic bag in hand picking up other peoples trash doing a good service to the commu nity and for Abaco. Some visitors say thanks to me for picking up while some locals call me almost everything but a gentleman saying that Im nas far, I ignored the bad words, but now in the past few days, this is the last straw! Nasty can apply, but I wonder if as I can. Im not so well, but I can spell. Self-praise is no recommenda tion. Hows that? I did attend Marsh Harbour All Age School way back when. BJCs! Old school on the hill, no, not Fox Hill! Smile. My English teachers have long gone back home. Our ABCs teacher, Marshall, passed on a few years ago, but, Rosemary still in Nassau and Nadeen and Astrid in Marsh Harbour. Please bear with me a little side tracked. I dont need extra attention; I get plenty enough. Hows that? Ok I dont want to be like politicians, and most preachers who seem to crave so much attention especially on the me dia: television, radio, etc. like kids. Hee, hee. The adverse criticism I get for picking up of trash almost every day and some nights, and cans to mash to carry away to send to the U.S. to re cycle. Im not on the government pay roll for that, but we receive pay, time to time for old age. Hee Hee. Thank God, not Obama. Yes thank the Ba hamas Government for many things: FNM and PLP. Things had to change. I had cancer in 2002; our old mom sold land to pay for seven months of chemotherapy, etc. and I survived 10 years. For some or many its too much that I survived! Many are mean! Many others have gone a long time old and young. God is speaking! Is anyone listening? Amen. I had cancer, so no alcohol, no sips! I said that to say this, I saved the beer bottles for a nice Haitian elderly lady to give to her friends that help her. She always says thank you. Many Bahamians dont say thanks or merci! They send bottles to Nas sau and Haiti for reuse. Talk much, write much, but listen, too. Hee, hee. I might add the late Out Island Doctor Cottman with Green Castle small clinic told me of one publish and said no violence, no sex, etc. He said to him that that criticism was the best compliment of all! Hows that for you? Nice. Friday, I decided to write a little letter to say that I, like many others, must be doing something right when the devil has his workers so busy blasting me instead of them getting in volved. They are so smart to do their jobs, but at least pretend to be igno rant and stupid about some of what I do. What kind of pill could they take that might help? Of course, they need the Great Physician, which is God, as I still do. Amen. Check. I like to remember 2 Chronicles 7:14. Seems too many government de partments, but I do wish all chiefs and staff well. We do need some money and help from some cousins that are not stingy here and in Nassau and in Grand Bahama. Were not starving, but maybe soon, smile, as some have cut us off! Scripture says that I have never seen the righteous forsaken nor etc., but Im sure not righteous! Seri ously, so well I hope you can print all this perhaps in two parts, but try. Hope its grammatically correct, and if my critics think they are bad, let them spell that. Ok, thank you, Enjoy. Merci y gracias. Au revoir y adios. Yours etc., P.S. On Friday, I was verbally abused by a gang near the post of nasty is some peoples attitudes, and what is really unhealthy, is the stress it causes. I like my job recycling. I aint dead yet. Thank God. Thank you editor. Signed, Lee R. Lowe An open letter to the Prime Minister Perry Christie, when you ran for Prime Minister you said you were for the Bahamian people. What a joke. The only people you are for are the illegal immigrants. I am a Bahamian born and lived in Marsh Harbour all my life now nobody wants to buy my two houses, so I can get the [heck] out of this country. But I am moving out of my home because I cant live with these people anymore. The garbage is so high it is falling into my yard. There is nobody you can go to for help. My lawyer sent letters to everyone, but the im migrants seem have everyone in gov ernment in their pocket, so there is nowhere else to go. Local radio and tv always shows how poor they are, but some have been in the Peas for 40 years and still live the same way. There are poor Bahamians and still they dont live like that. Well it is a shame I have to leave my home because you dont want to do anything with them. They can build on land they dont own; they can do anything they want to do and nobody says anything to them. Well, Mr. Christie, please buy my two houses, so I can get the [heck] out of this country. I am so ashamed of it. Well if you dont do the right thing, and buy what I have to sell, well, maybe, I will see you [later] along with everyone who takes up for the nasty people. I dont have anybody in Dun das Town. Tell these people they can make them move out of the Peas and stop the children from being a thorn in my [side]. Martha Russell Contact the editor today! BradleyAlbury@gmail.com or 242-577-2723

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian January 1, 2013 Central & All Abaco 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 By Mirella Santillo On Saturday, December 15, Garnell Limperes, President of Island Waves, held ens Empowerment. A few women, and two men, attended the session featuring Ashley Murray, Ta-Tanisha Murray and Leanne Russell as speakers. Ms. Murray, Ta-Tanishas daughter, is a very articulate young lady who spoke on Good Health and Happy Women. She covered healthy diet practices, such as drinking enough water each day, eat ing a lot of green vegetables, hygiene and best gifts a person can be given is the gift of a baby. When she thinks of the Christmas Story, she said that she can recall how diligently and religiously the wise men searched for the Christ-child. She won ders if we are still searching for baby Jesus today. She added that these men child and to bring Him gifts. She told the residents to not be surprised if following Christ results in people thinking that they are out of their head. She told them that today is the time for us to search for baby Jesus more than ever as only He can bring peace and harmony to this chaotic world we now live in. After her address dinner was served in the fellowship hall of Friendship Tab ernacle Church. The children were given treat bags at the end of the fellowship din ner. Musical selections were provided by Friendship Tabernacle and Latter Rain Praise Teams. 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Features include a spacious kitchen and each pod has a kitchenette and sitting room. $3.5M USD NEW LISTING NEW LISTING cleanliness and exercising regularly. Her mother made a presentation on Woman, a Multiple Machine, which was a spiritual motivation speech. She gave her opinion on how the emancipation of women affect ed life around them and how women had to grasp at their spirituality to preserve a well balance family atmosphere. Even though Ms. Murray thought that women had the same brain capacity as men since they can be leaders, warriors, civil engineers, designers and more; men and women, she said, have not been cre ated to perform the same roles. A woman is the child bearer and the one who should be in charge of the household. A man, ac cording to Ms. Murray, should be the one doing the heavy work and should be the bread winner. Women, she stated, have the respon sibility of teaching the children about emo tions, spirituality and practicality. Ms. Limperes mentioned the shift of men and Island Waves holds workshop on womens empowerment women responsibilities in modern society. She asked the speaker how she felt about men staying at home taking care of the household, Ms. Murray answered that she did not believe in that. Overcoming Abusive Relation ships was the topic of Leanne Russells discussion. She thought that inequality in men and women could lead to an abusive situation. She began her presentation by giv ing disturbing statistics: 1/3 of all women in the world have been subjected to some kind of abuse. Domestic violence accounts for 25% of murders in The Bahamas which has also, still according to statistics, the highest ratio of rape-per-capita in the world. She deplored that women were not protected by legislation. The subject be came a topic that led to a group discussion. Ms. Murray advised couples to wait a long time before getting in a close relationship in order to know the person you wanted to marry. Ms. Limperes thought that many times the dual personalities of a couple can lead to violence. Ms. Russell said that real at fault and regaining self-esteem help end an abusive relationship. The workshop ended with Island Waves Vice-President, Shanishka BainCambridge, speaking on Enhancing Your Wellness Potential. Ms. Bain-Cambridge is a consultant at the Government Clinic and has conducted many workshops on dietetics and healthy living. More than an advice on what to eat or what not to do, her talk focused on statistics relating to dis eases caused by an improper way of life, be it not eating properly or not exercising regularly. She said that changing ones way of life requires a preparation period. There has to be a proper purpose behind the deci sion. It should not be only to lose weight for example, but to engage on a lifetime way of eating and exercising that will pro knowledge from appropriate sources on how to do it and on why certain habits have to be broken. Once you have the right pur pose, the new habits become pleasurable and they take over, she assured. Above from left to right: Tamonica Murray, Ta-Tanisha Murray, Ashley Murray, Ashwell Murray, Shanishka Bain-Cambridge, Gar nell Limperres, Julienne Riviere, Mr. Murray and Leanne Russell. Find The Abaconian on Facebook, Twitter or online at TheAbaconian.com

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January 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 ALL YOU NEED UNDER ONE ROOFPH: (242) 367-2170Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour, AbacoThank You For Your Patronage! We at Abaco Hardware would like to wish our patrons a New Year of Happiness & Success!2013DRAWING WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED IN THE JANUARY 15 NEWSPAPER Central & All Abaco By Jennifer Hudson The Ministry of Works and Urban Renewal 2.0 Abaco Community Based Po licing Programme on December 21. The ceremony was held in front of the Urban ance Building in Dundas Town. This is one of the most ambitious crime prevention programmes in The Bahamas and was be Urban Renewal billed as program of national importance gun several months ago on Abaco. Despite a cold front rapidly moving in bringing heavy squalls and the late ar rival of the Prime Minister due to another engagement in Nassau, the spirit of Urban Renewal triumphed and the programme prepared and uplifting programme. Several persons spoke from the heart about the Ur ban Renewal project. Following an opening prayer by Pas tor Stephen Knowles and the singing of the National Anthem, led by Constable 3051 Oliver, welcome remarks were brought by Renardo Curry, Parliamentary Secretary in ber of Parliament for North Abaco, who expressed his pleasure in joining with the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister to address the social ills of the community and he stated that he is looking forward to working with the people of Abaco. The Honorable Cynthia Mother Pratt, Co-Chairperson of the Urban Renewal Project, stated how excited she is about Urban Renewal. It is about building, not destroying, lifting up not tearing down, about construction and arriving at the point when all feel good about each other. Put ting people in a better environment is what it is all about. The Prime Ministers heart is in the right place and he demonstrates this. We will be able to identify people on Abaco who need help and many profes sional and corporate sponsors have come on board to see what they can do to assist, she informed. Algernon Allen, Co-Chair of Urban Renewal 2.0., told the audience that he is sure the Urban Renewal Programme will programmes in history, second only to the National Insurance Programme. The programme should be about building one country, one Bahamas and we are seek ing to en hance, uplift and transform areas, he stated. Mr. Al len mentioned the formation of the Urban Renewal band to bring the talent of young people to the fore stating that, The goal is to build a band of 600 in the country with young people from different settlements all playing together. The Honourable Dr. Bernard Not tage, M.P. Minister of National Security, expressed his concern regarding the num ber of repeat armed robberies and other serious crimes now taking place on Abaco ties, many of which are the result of speed ing. Many social ills lead to crime. We want to prevent crimes on Abaco and we need to encourage friends and associates from committing crimes. We have a re with Law Enforcement; we can all do more and we must, he warned. We will see a tremendous difference The Rt. Hon. Perry Christie speaking at the Urban Renewal 2.0 launch on Abaco on Dec 21. He urged that, in order for the programme to be a success, community support must extra effort to reach out and help bind the communities together. Please see Renewal Page 22 Urban renewal is an attempt to cut through the bureaucracy of government and... bring in strategies to make lives better.

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian January 1, 2013 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 & Call for other dates Dr. Carnille Farquharson; Family Medicine Jan 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th Dr. Winston Forbes; Cardiology/Internal Medicine Call for dates Dr. F. Bartlett; Pediatrics Please call for dates Dr. Lucio Pedro; Obstetrics/Gynecology Please call for dates Dr. Timothy Williams, General Practice Please call for dates Dr. N. Akazie, Please call for dates Dr. Marc Binard, General Practice & Internal Medicine Jan 6th 18th Dr. George Charit; General Practice, Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine, Daily Dr. Rogers; Opthamologist Jan 10th Dr. George Charit MEDICAL DIRECTOR Integrated Medical Center is pleased to announce the schedule of Clinics for January 2013 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 North Abaco By Canishka Alexander Emerald Ball on December 15 at the prom inent Spinnaker Restaurant in Treasure Cay. As guests arrived for the auspicious occasion, they were greeted by esteemed Pilot Club President Augustine Williams. Emerald Ball raises funds for Lowe family Mr. Williams invited each guest to pose alongside a mammoth gingerbread house made by Chef Noel St. Claude before they took their seats in the dining area. Dinner tickets were priced at $50, and funds were raised to assist Brent and Angie Lowe in the construction of a new home. The Emerald Ball was the Pilot Clubs way of contributing to the Rotary Club of Abacos effort to assist the Lowe family. Mr. Williams noted that 95 percent of the persons in attendance were club members. Leroy Thompson, master of cer emony, called for the blessing of the food before inviting Mr. Williams to make remarks. He welcomed everyone and thanked them for the attendance despite the inclement weather. Inviting them to sit back, relax and enjoy their meal, Mr. Williams promised revealed throughout the evening. Indeed, there were many opportunities to receive that had been purchased. Mr. Thompson also kept guests enter tained with a profusion of jokes before din ner was served. The menu boasted black ened mahi mahi with fruit chutney sauce and grilled chicken breast with mushroom sauce, and a delicious serving of raspberry cheesecake for dessert. After dinner, a few of the women came forward to participate in a dance contest that featured the twist and the electric slide. More jokes were told by au dience members, and Deborah Williams recited the poem I am a Bahamian. Finally, Christine Lightbourne, pres ident elect, delivered the vote of thanks. She thanked all Pilot Club members, pro spective members and sponsors for making the event a successful one. Above: Spinnakers gingerbread house made by Chef Noel St. Claude. The event, put on by The Pilot Club of Abaco, was intended to help raise funds for The Lowe House Project (which is a project that the Pilot Club has partnered with Rotary Club and other civic organizations on the island for the rebuilding of Brent and Angela Lowes home.)

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January 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 The Abaco Beach Resort at Boat Harbour announces the availability of a limited number of luxury condominiums for sale at The Harbour Residences For more information visit www.AbacoBeachResort.com or call 242-367-2585 or 242-367-2158 South Abaco By Mirella Santillo Nine people showed up at the Y on Ernest Dean Highway to participate in the annual Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count that took place on December 15. In spite of the small number of participants, the results were very positive. Eighty spe cies of birds were recorded and altogether over 700 birds were sighted. The volunteers, all regular bird watchers, were divided into two groups. Reginald Patterson and four other people went north of the Y, to walk along some of the logging roads and further. Dr. El wood Bracey, and three other bird watch ers, took the direction of Sandy Point. It was the area where the greatest number of birds was recorded. The team which also was joined by Janene Roessler, Barbara Foreman, and Uli Nowlan spotted over 550 birds representing 112 species. According to Ms. Foremen, the whole Sandy Point area was swarming with birds. The coastal mangrove swamp was the home of many wading birds; the among them Brown Pelicans and many species of Sea Gulls. Around the town it self, Gray Cat Birds, Red-legged Thrushes and Northern Mockingbirds among others, responded to the calls of Dr. Braceys bird songs recorder. At the dump they spot ted one the best sight of the day: a House Wren. Gilpins Point was the most reward ing area for Mr. Pattersons team. 120 birds representing 28 species were seen. That team encountered a few set-backs around Crossing Rocks. The pond where usually many species of ducks and water fowls could be observed was overgrown with reeds. Then a heavy rain shower de veloped just after lunch time and the gar bage dump was burning; so they had to cancel scouting three well populated areas. rier and a Merlin Hawks, a Jaeger and a Greater Yellow Legs were their most in teresting sightings. The outing ended around 2:00 pm, at which time the two teams met to compare and tally up the records. Audubon Society counts birds in South Abaco Above: Reg Patterson (left) and Nile Primerose scout the pine forest for rare and beautiful birds that make South Abaco their home. Clockwise from top left: a Loggerhead KingBird, Bahama Yellow Throat Warbler, and a Santa makes his annual visit to Cherokee By David Ralph Roving Reporter Cherokee Sound celebrated its 66th year with Santa arriving by sleigh to give gifts to children. This was followed by a community dinner. Native son, Hartis Pinder, is the most recent host of this popular event and has been a participant since it began in 1944. Gifts are put under the community tree ear lier by parents and friends, and then given out to the excited recipients by Santa. Following this event, which tradition ally takes place next to Epworth Chapel, the ladies of the town served 250 dinners in the old restored school, now the W.W. Sands Community Center. All the food is prepared by Cherokee ladies. Donations are accepted at the door for the purchase of the ham and turkey for the following year. Christmas traditions strengthen Cherokees community By Lee Pinder Other settlements do indeed have their traditions over the holidays, but Christmas in Cherokee is one of the most popular. Every year Cherokee-roots fami lies come back together from across the island to be a part of it. On December 16, the Kids Korner kids put on their Christmas program. And on the Dec. 17 the tiny tots Fire Flies had their program in the Old Schoolhouse. Within the week before Christmas, carol ers gathered and walked the streets singing Christmas carols. On December 20 the Youth Group put on an evening of songs at the Old School. Then, the Sunday night before Christmas, the Methodist Church had its Candlelight Service. And Special Fore-Day Services took place at the church Christmas Eve morn and Christmas morn at 5:00 am for the very early risers. Then there was the spe cial lighting of the community tree and the long expected visit from Santa and his helpers with gifts for the children on Chris mas Eve. After Santa handed out all the pres ents and said his goodbyes there was a Christmas meal served at the Old School across the street for approximately 200 guests. Watch Night is the time in Cherokee Fawlkes and church services were held at the Medthodist Church at 11:00 pm just be fore the New Year rings in. Although the pranksters have been rather mild the last few years, they were out over the holidays, in the wee hours of the morning, doing their worst. Sometimes tying all the small local boats together and anchoring them off in the creek; putting lawn furniture on your roof; and generally moving and misplac left unattended. All done in good fun and hopefully taken in good humour. In 2012 many lost family members and friends and presented Prayer Quilts to the families of those bedridden and ill. The churchs Soup Kitchen served 375 past twelve months and wish to thank all those individuals and businesses who do nated towards that effort. Also two old lo cal houses within the settlement completely gutted and rebuilt, which helps to maintain the settlements Out Island charm. Above: pure joy on a childs face as Santa hands out presents in Cherokee.

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian January 1, 2013 TH E700EXPERIENCEEST 2012 an experiential travel lifestyle blog about the 700 Islands of The Bahama s + rfntb Grand Opening on January 12th, 2013 at The Hope Town Lodgea fb where island rustic meets ... the that has called to the runaways, pirates, bootleggers, and smugglers ... the boutique will offer shes discovered while navigating the islands of The Bahamas ... the boutique will pay ff she has tipped her straw hat to along the way ... The Cays By Dave Ralph Roving Reporter Hurricane Sandy badly eroded the beaches on Elbow Cay, particularly to the north and south of the Hope Town settle ment. Concerned residents and businesses have contracted with Big Cat Equipment in A proven technique used after Hur ricane Floyd was to use the naturally ac cumulated sand found at low-tide. Between tides a small tractor pushes this sand back onto the damaged dune. Affected home owners and businesses contribute for the work. Some residents there feel that this restoration work should be a continual process throughout the year and not wait for remedial action to be taken. However, that would require government support as the work would have to include the entire coastal beach area. Several storms have threatened the road on the dune that connects residents south of White Sound to the Hope Town settlement. Several times damage has re erosion came right to the roads edge. Dune restoration underway on Elbow Cay Concerned locals contract Big Cat to battle erosion A Big Cat bulldozer pushes sand at low tide in front of the Hope Town Harbour Lodge. The work progresses between tides up and down the island to the various damaged dune areas. By Eric Albury The Byrle Patterson Memorial Gar remembered by the settlement to be a mod el community person. The garden was so freshly done, that the base of the bird statue with a dedication to Ms. Patterson was still wet with con crete from having just been erected. But that did not stop the opening from taking place. Ms. Patterson contributed to the re vival of the St. James Methodist Church, opening the Ebb Tide Gift Shop, and help ing with the Wyannie Malone Historical Museum, among other community projects and services. The opening ceremony consisted of wine and cheese, sharing stories of Ms. Patterson and talk of what more can be added to the garden, which already con tains local fauna to see and learn more about. Future plans for the garden are to re pair the remainder of the sea wall and to build seating in the grass area so that small parties and events may be held there. Byrle Patterson memorialized with Hope Town garden many of the community together to remember Byrle Patterson.

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian January 1, 2013 The Cays The basketball court behind the Man-O-War Primary School comes alive on Christmas morning as children await a visit from Santa while the adults line up at the food tables. Kids dip into Santas bag for a goodie. This event dates back to 1938 when an American boating couple, the Zwickles, gave out candy to children at Christmas. Without prizes or trophies, the ladies compete with each other to produce a vast array of food and treats. Photos courtesy of Dave Ralph. Above: Children line up to reach into Santas bag for a treat. Below: The food assortment is vast and tempting. An old time favorite was the red-hot corned-beef that was a staple on mailboat travel. It brought sweat to many a brow and seemed to be more popular with the natives than the visitors. Man-O-Wars Christmas tradition continues Local Govt By Samantha Evans The Dundas Town Local Government year on Thursday November 29, 2012 at 6:30pm. The committee had not met in a while due to extensive damages to various key landmarks in the community, namely Browns Bay and Ocean View Park. However, as the year quickly came to a close, they had to make plans for the coming year and the completion of 2012. They planned their Christmas Chorale Ser vice for Saturday, December 15, at 6:30pm at Friendship Tabernacle Church. For the upcoming year, work will begin to restore Browns Bay and repair the damaged sea wall at Ocean View Park where the Cul tural Center is scheduled to be built. According to Chairman Faron New bold, the dream of the committee for the Ocean View Cultural Center will still come to fruition and will provide jobs for many local food vendors, artisans, entertainers, and farmers. The committee will also orga residents in the form of seminars, meet ings, health talks, and other such events. In January, they plan to commence their BGCSE classes in Math and English to help more of their residents achieve good grades in these subjects. The classes will be made available to residents of Dun das Town and Central Pines. Interested persons can learn more from the Chairman or any of the committee members. Finally, they plan to work closely with North Abaco Member of Parliament, Renardo Curry, who said he will support Local Government in its entirety on the is land. Dundas Town Local Government Committee updates The Abaconian wishes its readers: Happy New Year!

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January 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and oors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web site: abacomarbleandgranite.com ROCK imported & local SAND imported & local 8 CONCRETE BLOCKS 50LBS BAGS ROCK & SAND Abacos cornerstone to construction Visit our modern facility on the Murphy Town Water Front beside Parkers Landing Crime Report Stealing From a Vehicle (Under Investigation) At 4:00pm on 14th December, 2012, a 27 year old male of Central Pines, Abaco, reported that sometime between 5:30am and 3:00pm on Friday, 14th December, 2012, some unknown person/s broke into his 2000 Nissan Maxima which was parked at the Union Jack Dock, Marsh Harbour and stole a Blackberry Curve phone valued at $350.00. Police action requested. Detective at the Marsh Harbour Central Detective Unit are continuing in vestigations into this matter. Drug Arrest (Suspect arrested & charged) At 12:20pm on 14th December, 2012, Detective at the Marsh Harbour Central Detective Unit ( C.D.U. and D.E.U. Of old male of The Mudd, Abaco, under ar rest for possession of dangerous drugs. He was searched at M.H.P.S. where he was found in possession of two foil wraps con taining marijuana. He was charged for the offence. Housebreaking (Under Investigation) At 12:10pm on 10th December, 2012, a 28 year old female of Sweetings Track, Abaco, reported that sometime between 10:15am and 12:00pm on 10th December, 2012, some unknown person/s broke into her residence. Police action re quested. Detectives at the Marsh Harbour Central Detective Unit are continuing in vestigations into this matter. Stolen Vessel (Vessel recovered in Andros Island) At 2:50am on 11th December, 2012, a male resident of Royal Palms, Treasure Cay reported that at about 2:40am same date while he was at his residence, some unknown person/s stole his white Grady White 30ft boat with two 225 Yamaha en gines attached and grey T-Top. The name of the vessel is Milligan. Police action requested. Detectives at the Marsh Harbour Central Detective Unit are continuing in vestigations into this matter. (This vessel was recovered at Andros Island with the Abaco were charged and remanded to Her Causing Harm (Suspect arrested and charged) At 3:45pm on 12th December, 2012, that while in the area of a local church lo between two male school children resulting in one of them receiving injuries. Police action requested. At 4:05pm on 12th December, 2012, a 15 year old student of the Mudd, who at tends a local High School on Forest Drive, turned himself in at M.H.P.S. where he was arrested in reference to the matter. The accused was interviewed and charged and released on $800.00 bail to at tend court on 18th December, 2012. Stealing (Suspect arrested and charged) At 9:05am on 19th December, 2012, a 21 year old female of Sandy Point, Abaco, reported that sometime between 6:30pm on 18th December, 2102, and 9:05am on 19th December, 2012, some unknown person/s stole $150.00 cash from out of her purse that was hidden in her bedroom. Sandy Point Police Station arrested the sus pect in this matter a 19 year old male who admitted to the offence and was charged for stealing. Shopbreaking & Causing Harm (Suspect arrested and charged) On Saturday December 21st, 2012 at about 7:30am a 73 year old female of Sandy Point, Abaco contacted Sandy Point Police Station and reported that sometime between 10:30pm on Friday 20th Novem ber, 2012 and 7:00am on Saturday 1st De cember, 2012, Person/s unknown entered her business establishment, a local con venient Food Store located Sandy Point, Abaco and stole $40.00 cash. Police Action Requested. cers of the Sandy Point Police Station ar rested the suspect in this matter a 19 year old male who was charged with regards to these offences. STEPHEN WINGSLOW CLARKE Fu neral Service for Stephen Wingslow Clarke aged 33 was held on December 1, 2012 at 10 a.m. at End Time Har vest Church in Coopers Town by Pastor Tyrone Mills assisted by Rev. Elon Mc Intosh and Rev. Cedric Bullard. Interment was held at the Wood Cay Public Cem etery. Cherished moments and treasured memories will always linger in the heart of his WIFE: Lathera Ambrister Clarke; MOTHER: Gwendolyn Bain; FATHER: Felix Russell; CHILDREN: Latheo, Lathesia, Lathesha and Latheavion Clarke; ADOPTED CHILDREN: Trenair Delan cy, Rayshell Sands and Sanovia Cornish; GRANDMOTHER: Mildred Clarke; STEPMOTHER: Victoria Ambrister Russell; MOTHER IN LAW: Lovely and Ingred Bain, Stacey, Rhonda, Shan non, Meka and Brenda Deshawn Moss; BROTHERS: Osmond Munnings, Leonard Whymns, Clarence and Fredrick Bain, Ce to cherish his memories are a host of other relatives and friends too numerous to men tion. May His soul rest in peace. KENDRA CORNISH-LOUIS Funeral Service for Kendra De nise CornishLouis aged 49 of Dundas Town Abaco was held on December 1, 2012 at 10 a.m. at St. Andrews Methodist Church, Rev. Marie Neely assisted by other Min isters of the Gospel. Interment followed in the Dundas Town Public Cemetery, Dun das Town, Abaco. Left to cherish so many beautiful memories are her HUSBAND: Bous set Louis; CHILDREN: Karlson Bootle and Kenston Gedeon; FATHER: Victor Cornish; MOTHER: Pre-deceased Erbis Cornish; GRANDCHILDREN: Shaquille and Devonya Bootle; SISTERS: Andrea Newbold, Janice Jones Hutchinson, Marva and Keva Cornish; BROTHERS: Craig, Don and Chino Cornish; DAUGHTER IN LAW: Prescola Sawyer. A host of rela tives and friends are left to cherish her memories. SANDRA LEE ROLLE Funeral Service for SANDRA LEE ROLLE aged 52 years of Coopers Town, Abaco was held on November 3 at 11 a.m. at Re vival Time Pen tecostal Church ing was Pastor Cedric Bullard assisted by Pastor Brunell Parker and Rev. George Rolle. Interment followed in the Southside Cemetery, Coopers Town, Abaco. Left to cherish her loving and gentle memories are her PARENTS: Alexander and Chriscola Rolle; CHILDREN: Ash Rolle; GRANDMOTHER: Ethilee Lewis; GRANDCHILDREN: Ashfornique, Ciara & Ashaad Rolle; DAUGHTER IN LAW: Lashell Rolle; SISTERS: Judyann Riley, Latoya and D Audra Rolle; BROTH ERS: Donald, Mackey, Warren, Antho ny, Oscar and Patrick Rolle; ADOPTED Rolle; ADOPTED BROTHER: Alexander McIntosh; ADOPTED SISTERS: Portia and Kitty Rolle, Omese Allen and Jamaine Smith; SISTERS IN LAW: Verinique, Vernita and Lakeisha Rolle; BROTHER IN LAW: Daniel Riley; and numerous relative and friends. OLIVE LORRAINE DAWKINS MILLER Funeral Service for Mrs. Ol ive Lorraine Dawkins Miller aged 84 years, of Murphy Town, Abaco was held on November 17, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Bethany Gos ating was Deacon Renardo Curry assisted by other Ministers. Interment followed in the Murphy Town Public Cemetery. Left to cherish her memories: CHIL DREN: Lambert, Danny and Cai Miller, Kendal Kemp and Robert Burrows, Joan and Janet Miller, Monaleta Knowles, Sha ron Russell, Princess, Kateva and Polli; SISTERS: Maria Wallace, Alsaida Charl ton, Winifred Carter, Nadine Feaster, Remembering Family and Friends Please see Obits Page 20

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian January 1, 2013 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 Iva Duncombe, Ena Swain and Gertrude Dawkins and Dolly Davis; BROTHERS: GRANDCHILDREN: Yvette, Demetrius, DNyca, Dennielle, Mark, Veronica, Ken dera, Charese, Shania, Shantae, Aliyah, Savannah, Shawntae, Lavargo, Devonte, Annalisa, Giovanni Tamia, Shavon, Delmon, Alicia, Lanetra, Nathaneal, An war, Rashad, Brandon, Sharonique and Daryl; GREAT-GRANCHILDREN: At ario, Jerone, Tyrone, Brittania, Khemron, Jahmoruqi, Demetria and Marcus Rolle, Tyisha Fowler, Mathyis and Aden Bethel, Antonio and Antonia, Maurice, Miles and Alexis Green. DAUGHTERS IN LAW: Debora mae and Janet Miller, Coreisa Kemp and Sharan Burrows SONS IN LAW: Arthur Mitchell, Darren Russell and Marvin Green, and a host of other relatives and friends. ARETHA LOCKHART-MACKEY Funeral Service for Aretha Lock hart-Mackey age 45 years of Compass Close; Car micheal Road and formerly of Dundas Town, Abaco was held on Remembering Family and Friends November 17, 2012 at 10:30a.m.at Friend ship Tabernacle Church, Central Pines, Mills assisted by Canon Curtis Robinson Interment followed in the Dundas Town Public Cemetery. She will be lovingly remembered by her HUSBAND: Duane Mackey; CHIL DREN: Chandra Mackey, Duane Mackey Jr.; MOTHERS: Elvert Mills, Emeline Lockhart; BROTHER: Troy Mills; SIS bell, Donna Burrows, Constance Bethel, Kayla Lockhart, Vanessa Lockhart Fra ser, Indira Edwards, Tamara Johnson; ADOPTED BROTHER: Owen Parks; Mackey; BROTHERS IN LAW: Hubert Campbell, Patrick Bethel, Clyde Fraser, Ricardo and Bruce Mackey; SISTERS IN LAW: Judith Mills, Vashti Woodside, Anya Russell, Heather Mackey; and a host of other family and friends including the Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham and family. ALPHONSO FANSA ROLLE Funeral Service for MR. AL PHONSO FANSA ROLLE age 54 years of Coopers Town, Abaco was held on November 17 at 11 a.m. at Revival Time Pentecostal, Coopers Town, lard assisted by Rev. Burnell Parker and Rev. George Rolle. Interment followed in Southside Cemetery, Coopers Town, Abaco. Left to cherish his fond memories are his FATHER: Edward Sr.; SISTERS: Roselyn Cooper, Olga Pritchard, Bernice McIntosh, Delsene Davis, Nancy Saun ders and Maryann Williams; BROTHERS: Jackson, Cecil and Edward Jr.; SISTERS IN LAW: Cleopatra and Jennifer Rolle; BROTHERS IN LAW: Joseph Pritchard, Phil McIntosh, Wilton Saunders and Tom Davis; and a host of other relatives and friends. NATHLEE LOUISE MILLER BROWN Funeral Service for Mrs. Mrs. Na thlee Louise Miller-Brown, age 80 years of Dundas Town, Abaco and formerly of Nassau, New Providence was held on November 24, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Bethany Gospel Chapel, Murphy Town, Abaco. Williams Jr. Interment followed in the Murphy Town Public Cemetery, Murphy Town, Abaco. Left to cherish her fond memories are her CHILDREN: Leslie Thompson and Henrietta Major; ADOPTED CHIL DREN: Donna Patterson, Norma Bethel, Neely, Florence Pinder and Eunice Butler; GRANDCHILDREN: Franco, Sophia, Yolanda, Quincy, Leslie Louise, Lavar GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Nicolas, Keiden, Sean, Feleisha, Sophia, Davonye, Seveno and Makaya; GREAT-GREAT GRANDCHILD: Jasonique; SISTERS: Areona Owens and Gertrude Lightbourn; BROTHERS: Ashton, William and Law rence Miller; DAUGHTER IN LAW: Lu eann Thompson; NIECES AND NEPH EWS: Allie Miller, Chrystal and Kenrick Hadaway, Tracy and Patrick James, Ingrid Gaitor, Uneka and Christian Perry, Iris, Margo, Collie, Mae, Maxcine Albury, Willis, Leon, Idell, Marilyn, Eardley, Gregory, Kennedy, Terry, Linda, Rose anne and Sean; and many others FRISNER PIERRELUS Funeral Ser vices For Mr. Frisner Pier relus age 53 years of Marsh Harbour, Ab aco and for merly of Saint Louis Du Nord Haiti WAS HELD ON De cember 1, 2012 at 1p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church, Pastor Antoine Joseph assisted by Pastor Anthony Swain, and burial took place at the Marsh Harbour Public Cemetery, S. C. Bootle Highway, Marsh Harbour Abaco. Gem will always glow in the hearts of his MOTHER: Philia Alexandre Noel; SONS: Moses, and Kisnel Pierrelus; DAUGH TERS: Witmerlin and Witlene Pierrelus; STEPDAUGHTER: Sherlene Pierre Phil lip; GRANDDAUGHTERS: Sinjreena and Sereena Joseph; BROTHER: Samson IN LAW: Samuel and Eric Fenelus; MELDON JOSEPH ALBURY Meldon Joseph Al bury was born in Cherokee Sound, Abaco to Hermus and Loretta Albury on the 15th of November, 1931 and lived in Abaco all his life. He was the youngest of four chil dren born to this union. He had one sister and two brothers who have all predeceased him. He apprenticed to be a Mason at an early age under the guidance of Mr. Bert block homes in Cherokee along with Mr. Brindley Albury. They built the Cherokee All-Age School and the teachers residence out on the hill. The schoolhouse is still in use today, but the teachers residence was abandoned many years ago but still strong enough to possibly be salvageable, a testa Meldon married Linda Pinder on May 23rd, 1969 and they had two chil dren, Beverly and Hartman, who each gave him a granddaughter. He kept his family near him and they all still live close by each other within Cherokee. In his early days he and his brotherin-law Roger Pinder worked with Mr. Percy Thompson to build The Great Abaco Club in Marsh Harbour as well as many other private homes and businesses throughout Abaco. They continued to maintain an exemplary reputation and do superior construction work. Meldons hobby was building minia passed on to his son. He was a lover of animals and had a soft spot in his heart for his two faithful four-footed friends Angel and Cookie which he loved taking out for long walks. It was only recently that he became bedridden and could not get out any more that he had to abandon the daily walks, but they continued to keep a vigil at his bedside. He was a quiet and modest man and never seemed to complain. He lived comfortably in his own home with his family around him until he died on the 5th of December, 2012. His funeral was held at the Assemblies of God Church in Cherokee Sound the following day. He ers, many family members and friends to morn his passing. We have certainly lost a great Mason and a great friend who will be missed by all who knew him, may he Rest In Peace.

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January 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 Business Chamber hosts Abacos three administrators Members of the Chamber of Commerce held a meeting with the three administrators to discuss an array of issues facing the island. Above and left to right: Anita Knowles, Keith Bishop, Chris Roberts, Admin. Smith, Admin. King, Senior Admin. Cunningham, David Ralph. By David Ralph Roving Reporter The directors of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce held an informative, interac tive meeting on November 21 with Abacos three administrators: Senior Island Admin istrator Preston Cunningham from Central Abaco, Joshua Smith from South Abaco and Charles King from North Abaco. This was a part of the Chambers out reach efforts to cooperate on issues with those in authority. The administrators voiced some of their concerns. It was an informative exchange related to common interests and responsibilities. Disaster preparation and restora tion was on everyones mind as Hurricane Sandy had recently passed through Abaco. It was suggested that a closer relationship be fostered by the disaster committees, the private sector and non-governmental orga a serious storm. A lack of concern by government for setting aside public parks was voiced by a Chamber director. Central Abaco is growing but there is a shortage of acces sible public beaches and park grounds for recreation. The Chambers outstanding success was in noting shortcomings in the original architectural plans of the Marsh Harbour airport terminal that brought about interior revisions that are now incorporated. The administrators appreciated the informal exchange and expressed the de sire to maintain a relationship with the Chamber. -Press ReleaseA brief but informative meeting was held by Chamber director David Ralph and Parliamentary Secretary Renardo Curry on December 19. Mr. Ralph brought up various community concerns along with suggestions for possible remedies. Budget constraints are often said to be a problem in moving forward. How ever, many suggestions were given that either do not require funds, use mini mal funds or might be an investment that would pay for itself and give long-term operational savings. Issues discussed included the new and old airport terminals, immigrant com munities, public parks and local govern ment. The Chamber offered its services in assisting government agencies where community input would be helpful and in areas where local knowledge and concepts The Chamber looks forward to a fol low-up meeting with Mr. Curry in Janu ary with additional information that may be helpful in moving forward on some issues. Abacos Parliamentary Secretary hears from the Abaco Chamber Entrepreneur Watch The Magic Door By Jennifer Hudson A new boutique opened in Marsh Harbour at the beginning of December providing an excellent opportunity for people to purchase some very desirable Christmas or New Year gifts for friends and family or to treat themselves to a holiday gift. The Magic Door is located next door to Rental Wheels and is open seven days a week from 9:30 am to 6 pm. The inside of the premises has been com pletely redecorated giving it a spacious, airy feel and all of the stock is very well displayed making it easy to admire and se lect each item. The proprietor describes the store as a womens handbag store and states that he decided to open this type of store since women really love bags; the only thing they love more than bags are shoes. He carries several exclusive lines in bags and also wallets, make-up bags, belts and slippers. Brands displayed are Louis Vuit ton, Jimmy Choo, Prada, Tory Burch, Michael Kors and Coach. The Rainbow Coach line is very popular with young people. There is a delightful selection of unisex fedoras, which are presently very popular with young people. These hats come in all colours and patterns to suit all tastes and at an unbeatable price. There is also a selection of summer dresses for women and children perfect for relaxing in at home or on the beach. Presently, there is a limited variety of sparkly Jewry on display which will later be expanded to include more jewelry and watches. The proprietor states that he has the best prices on bags in the country and if where else he will give back the differ ence. He is extending a limited opening offer to Cab drivers during which they will receive 15% of the price of purchas es made by anyone they bring inside the store. This classy little boutique carries a large variety of bags and accessories to suit all tastes for all occasions at any time of the year. Trade Winds Air Freight Cargo & Courier Services B y Samantha Evans Trade Winds Air Freight Cargo and Courier Services opened their doors in the Suite #103. Their motto is You can de pend on us for fast and safe delivery of your products. Before they began their business, they did a test run to determine whether they could have their clients products on ment it was done without delay. They found this to be a great feature as they have been told that other local freight ser vices take considerably longer to land the goods of their clients. At Tradewinds they guarantee deliv ery of goods 48 hours after it arrives at their companys US address. Other ser vices they provide include: online credit card purchases, US mailing address ac cess and US drop off and pick services. They make shopping easy. They aim to please customers. Their goal is to assure customers safe and fast delivery. They can be contacted at 225-9014 or 525-4285. They are open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm. Owners are Godfrey Wal lace and Re-Khanna Russell.

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian January 1, 2013 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 Further Business in the community when Urban Renewal is what is happening in the communities. He involved since they are a disciplined orga talking to residents and removing derelict cars which are a hiding place for crimi nals to conceal contraband and themselves. Many people are sleeping in derelict cars and they can be directed to some form of assistance, he continued and closed by urging people to give of their time and tal ents to the programme and to develop posi tive relations with the police. In his introduction of the Prime Minister, the Honorable Philip Da vis, M.P. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban De velopment described the power of the dream of Ur ban Renewal 2.0 as being to build a kinder, gentler and prosperous country. He stated how happy he was to of New Providence and Grand Bahama and urged the people of Abaco to work togeth er so Urban Renewal reaches its pinnacle. He also touched on the subject of the airport, saying that there are challenges which must be met to bring the new ter minal up to international standards and that a mid-year opening is being looked for. Also, he promised that work will begin on the roads of Central Abaco and Dundas Town early in the New Year. Key note speaker, the Right Honour able Perry G. Chrisitie, M.P. Prime Min ister of The Bahamas, stated that history was being made and that the day should be used as a reference point for all we do. He stressed how he and his team were there to make Urban Renewal an integral part of the fabric of the Abaco community. He placed special emphasis on those on Abaco with children with special needs of whom he said there are many. He is himself the father of a special needs child; but while he has been able to afford a spe cial teacher for his son he knows that there are many parents who cannot afford that and who do not know how to manage. The country has not caught up with the need for facilities for so many such children, he admitted. Urban renewal is the effort of a government whose mem bers represent disadvantaged people with out the means to do for themselves. Urban renewal is an attempt to cut through the bureaucracy of government and lack of knowledge and try to bring in, in a real way, strategies to make lives better. He praised the indomitable spirit demonstrated by the people of Abaco. Mr. Christie mentioned Abacos ex cellent sportsmen with their potential to be gold medal winners but without any facil ity here in which to train. He announced the good news that, as a result of a request to Bakers Bay, they have made a major commitment to join with the government in providing a sporting complex in Marsh Harbour for Abaconians to become world leaders in sports and he is asking Urban Renewal to put the pressure on to bring it about. Social Services is a vital strategic partner with the police stated Mr. Chrisite ter for Social Security. She stated that she and her Social Services team are on board and that she will put extra people in the of In closing, Mr. Christie asked Urban people one to the other, but added that UR can only thrive with the participation of the community. He thanked his team and directed the Deputy Prime Minister, who cially open the Urban Renewal Programme on Abaco. Other dignitaries accompanying the Prime Minister were the Hon. Obie Wilch combe, Minister for Tourism; Keith Bell, Minister of State for National Security; Khaalis Rolle, Minister of State for Invest ments and Senator Gary Sawyer. During the proceedings the Aba co Police team of W/Sgt. 2483 Jocelyn Smith, P/C3203 Kenton Clarke and WPC 3278 Vanessa Moss was introduced and a short power point presentation illustrating the work of Urban Renewal on Abaco was shown. We have a responsibility as citizens to share information with Law Enforcement; we can all do more and we must Above: the Abaco Police team in charge of Urban Renewal. Left to right: W/Sgt. 2483 Jocelyn Smith, P/C3203 Kenton Clarke and WPC 3278 Vanessa Moss. Renewal From Page 11 Central & All Abaco Burns House and Abaco Beach Resort host Wine & Jazz Night On December 15 Boat Harbour host Artists from across Abaco were present to display their paintings, photos and jewelry. Stars entertained guests throughout the eve ning. Burns House Group also had booths at the event, offering samples of different wines, white and red, that the chain car ries. Refreshments were served as well throughout the evening. Clockwise from to: The G-Note All Stars performing, Jo-Ann Bradley proudly dis playing her art, A Burns House represen tative offering samples of popular wines.

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January 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive Shops Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour ..................... 367-2963 Above & Below, Marsh Harbour ................................. 367-0350 Dive Abaco Since1978, Marsh Harbour ..................... 367-2787 Dive Time, Man-O-War................................................365-6235 Froggies, Hope Town ................................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay ...................................... 365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay ....................................... 365-4411 Dive Guana ................................................................ 365-5178 Man-O-War Dive Shop ................................................365-6013 Cars & Cart Rentals Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals ............................................. 367-2655 Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals .............................. 367-1035 B & B Boat Rentals ........................................... 367-7368 Bargain Car Rentals .......................................... 367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................................... 367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals ....................................... 367-5570 Cruise Abaco. .................................................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ...................... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals ...................................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars .................. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals .......................................... 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ......................................... 367-4887 The Moorings Boat Rentals ............................. .367-4000 Green Turtle Cay Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental .................. 365-4411 C & D Cart Rental ............................................. 365-4084 Cruising Cart Rentals ........................................ 365-4065 D & P Cart Rental ............................................. 365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals ....................................... 365-4119 Kool Karts ........................................................ 365-4176 Reef Boat Rentals ............................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes ...................................... 365-4147 T & A Cart Rentals ............................................ 375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............................... 365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes ................................. 365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals ..................................... 354-5175 Lubbers Quarters Cruise Abaco ............................................. 321-220-8796 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals .................................. 365-6502 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals ................................. 365-6024 Waterways Boat Rental ................ 357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Cats Paw Boat Rentals ..................................... 366-0380 Elbow Cay Cart ................................................. 366-0530 Hope Town Cart Rentals .................................. 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals .......................................... 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals .............................. 366-0282 J Rs Cart Rental ................................................ 366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals ............................................ 366-0069 Treasure Cay Adventure on Prozac Kayak ............................ 365-8749 Blue Marlin Rentals. ......................................... 365-8687 Cashs Carts ...................................................... 365-8771 Cornish Car Rentals .......................................... 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals ............................................... 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals ........................................... 365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks ............................. 365-8749 Bonefish Guides Visitors Guide Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Marsh Harbour Abaco Pizza. ................................ $ .................. 367-4488 Anglers ................................... $$$ .................. 367-2158 Blue Marlin ................................. $ .................. 367-2002 Curly Tails ............................... $$$ .................. 367-4444 Ginos .......................................... $ .................. 367-7272 Golden Grouper ........................ $ .................. 367-2301 Island Family Rest ....................... $ .................. 367-3778 Java Coee House ....................... $ .................. 367-5523 Jamies Place ............................. ..$ .................. 367-2880 Jib Room .................................. $$ .................. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken ............... $ .................. 367-2615 Mangoes ................................. $$$ .................. 367-2366 Pops Place + .............................. $ .................. 367-3796 Snack Shack + ............................ $ .................. 367-4005 Snappas .................................... $$ .................. 367-2278 Wallys .................................... $$$ .................. 367-2074 Hope Town Abaco Inn .............................. $$$ .................. 366-0133 Capn Jacks ................................ $$ .................. 366-0247 Harbours Edge ......................... $$ .................. 366-0087 H T Coee House (B & L) .............. $ ................. .366-0760 H T Harbour Lodge .................. $$$ .................. 366-0095 Munchies .................................... $ .................. 366-0423 OnDa Beach .............................. $$ .................. 366-0558 Sea Spray ............................... $$ .................. 366-0065 Sugar Shack + ............................ $ .................. 366-0788 Little Harbour Petes Pub .................................. $$ .................. 366-3503 Lubbers Quarter Cracker Ps ................................. $$ .................. 366-3139 Man-O-War Bradleys on the Harbour ............. $ .................. 365-6380 Dockn Dine ................................. $ .................. 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar ................ $ .................. 365-6501 Guana Cay Bakers Bay Market Place ...... $$$ .................. 612-1021 Grabbers ................................... $$ .................. 365-5133 Nippers ..................................... $$ ................. 365-5143 Orchid Bay ............................... $$$ .................. 365-5175 Treasure Cay Coco Beach Bar & Grill. ................ $ .................. 365-8470 Florences Cafe ............................. $ ................. .365-8354 Spinnaker Restaurant ............. $$$ .................. 365-8469 Touch of Class ........................ $$$ .................. 365-8195 Treasure Sands Club ................ $$$ ................. .365-9385 Green Turtle Cay Blu House ............................. $$$ .................. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro ...................... $$ .................. 365-4200 Green Turtle Club .................... $$$ .................. 365-4271 Harveys Island Grill ................... $$ .................. 365-4389 McIntoshs Restaurant .............. $$ .................. 365-4625 Miss Emilys Restaurant ............. $$ .................. 365-4181 New Plymouth Inn .................... $$ .................. 365-4161 Pineapple Restaurant Bar & Grill $$ ................. 365-4039 Plymouth Rock Cafe .................. $$ .................. 365-4234 Shorties Take-a-way...................$$..................365-4342 Sundowners .............................. $$ .................. 365-4060 Sandy Point Nancys ...................................... $$ .................. 366-4120 Everyone reads The Abaconian Emergency Services Police Hope Town 366-0667 Police Man-O-War 365-6911 Police Treasure Cay 365-8048 Police Green Turtle Cay 365-4133 B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667 Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Man-O-War 365-4019 Treasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9111 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0549 Marsh Harbour 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749 Medical Services Abaco Family Medicine, Marsh Harbour ..................... 367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic ................................ 367-0020 Integrated Medical Center .......................................... 367-1304 Emergency ............................................... 458-1234 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre ................................... 367-0049 Government Clinic, Marsh Harbour ........................... 367-2510 Corbett Clinic, Treasure Cay ........................................ 365-8288 Government Clinic, Coopers Town ............................. 365-0300 Government Clinic, Green Turtle Cay .......................... 365-4028 Government Clinic, Hope Town .................................. 366-0108 Government Clinic, Sandy Point ................................. 366-4010 Government Clinic, Fox Town ..................................... 365-2172 Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Green Turtle Cay Blu House ....................... 45 ......... F ......... 365-4200 Green Turtle Club .............. 32 ......... F ......... 365-4271 Black Sound Marina .......... 15 ..................... 365-4531 Other Shore Club ............... 12 ......... F ......... 365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service ........... 10 ......... F ......... 365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina ........ 150 ......... F ......... 365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina .......... 26 ......... F ......... 365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina ...... 183 ......... F ......... 367-2158 Conch Inn .......................... 75 ......... F ......... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina ........ 36 ......... F ......... 367-2182 Mangoes Marina ............... 29 ..................... 367-4255 Marsh Harbour Marina ...... 52 ......... F ......... 367 2700 Hope Town Hope Town Marina ............ 16 ..................... 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways ................................ 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina .............. 6 ......... F ......... 366-0154 Sea Spray .......................... 60 ......... F ......... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina ........... 75 ......... F ......... 365-0083 Guana Cay Bakers Bay Marina .......... 158 ......... F ......... 365-5802 Guana Hide-aways ............ 37 ..................... 577-0003 Orchid Bay ......................... 64 ........ F ......... 365-5175 Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Tours & Excursions Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental ....................... 475-9616 ................ 367-2936 ......................... 367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure ............................... 577-0004 ..................... 367-0350 Adventure on Prozac T Cay ............................ 365-8749 ...................... 365-4411 ........................... 365-8506 .......... 367-2787 ............. 366-0024 Airlines Serving Abaco Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ........................... 367-2266 American Eagle Miami ..................................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud ............................ 367-2095 Regional Freeport ............................................................... 367-0446 Silver Airline Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach .............................................. 367-3415 Sky Bahamas Nassau ......................................................... 367-0996 Western Air Nassau ........................................................... 367-3722 Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida Abaco Air .............................................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters ........................................................ 367-3450 Taxi Cab Fares one or two passengers Extra $3 for each passengers above two ective Dec 08 Clinic, Downtown, Stop Light, ........................................................ $10 Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry ........................................ $15 Spring City ........................................................................................ $15 Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch ............................. $15 Murphy Town & Great. Cistern .......................................................... $20 Snake Cay ........................................................................................ $35 Casuarina Point ................................................................................. $60 Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour ............................................. $80 Bahama Palm Shore ......................................................................... $90 Crossing Rocks ................................................................................ $105 Sandy Point ................................................................................... $150 Leisure Lee ....................................................................................... $50 Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry ................................................... $80 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $85 Fox Town ........................................................................................ $165 Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel ................................................. $ 10 Nat. Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr. Cistern .......................................... $10 Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea. Eective Dec 08 Green Turtle Cay ferry dock ............................................................... $10 Madeira Park .................................................................................... $20 Sand Banks ...................................................................................... $25 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $30 Leisure Lee ....................................................................................... $45 Black Wood ...................................................................................... $20 Fire Road & Coopers Town ............................................................... $40 Cedar Harbour ................................................................................. $60 Wood Cay ......................................................................................... $70 Mount Hope .................................................................................... $80 Fox Town .......................................................................................... $85 Crown Haven ................................................................................... $90 Marsh Harbour airport ..................................................................... $80 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport .............................................. $80 Treasure Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour ................................................ $85 Treasure Cay Hotel to Green Turtle Ferry ........................................... $25 Treasure Cay Hotel to Blue Hole ........................................................ $30 Attractions Albert Lowe Museum ................................ Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits .. Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden .................... Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum ................. Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station .................................... Hope Town Swim Mermaid Reef o Marsh Harbour ........ Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole ........... Treasure Cay farm road Art studio & working foundry ...................... Little Harbour Working boatyards ..................................... Man-O-War cay Pocket Beaches Miles of beach (most exposed to ocean) Items of interest Bring errors & revisions to our attention Revised Dec 2012 All phones use area code 242 unless noted www.theabaconian.com Alburys Ferry Service Marsh H.>Guana Cay/Scotland cay F rom Conch Inn advised to contact the oce for the changes. Green Turtle Ferry Note: 4:30 pm trip to GTC not on Sundays ** Note: 4:30 pm trip will be made from New Plymouth only Abaco Adventures Pinders Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama Bahamas Ferries Summer Schedule only (April to Dec) Sandy Point & Nassau Every Friday & Sunday, except holidays, under 4 hours. Call 225-3376 or 366-4119 Call for rates. The Great Abaco Express Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 30 minutes Marsh Harbour 375-8068 477-5996 367-0367 375-8550 366-2163 367-3526 367-3577 367-3941 North Abaco 477-5037 365-0120 365-0024 365-2405 Sandy Point 366-4323 366-4107 366-4249 366-4486 Treasure Cay 559-9117 Casaurina Point 366-3058 Cherokee 366-2107 366-2115 366-2284 366-2177 Crossing Rocks 366-3259 Green Turtle Cay 365-4261 365-4070 Hope Town 366-0234 366-3141 Man-O-War 365-6502 Charter Boats 366-0101 366-0266 366-0245 366-3143 365-5140 Dental Services Agape Family Dental, Marsh Harbour..........................367-4355 Diamante Dental, Marsh Harbour................................367-4968 Man O War Dental Clinic..............................................365-6508 Pharmacy Abaco Island Pharmacy, Marsh Harbour......................367-2544 Chemist shoppe, Marsh Harbour.................................367-3106 Veterinary Caribbean Veterinary Centre, Marsh Harbour..............367-3551 Island Veterinary Clinic, Marsh Harbour......................367-0062

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January 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 1 JANUARY 1ST, 2013 Another successful play will send orphans to camp Every year, the children of Hope Town perform in the St. James Methodist Church. Their plays, often standing-room only due to their popularity, raise money for the Bilney Lane Childrens Home in Nassau. This year they raised close to $6,000. For the full story see page 5. Photo courtesy of Jamie Sweeting. Patricia Curry crowned Miss Abaco By Samantha Evans This was the most anticipated event of the pageant season and fan December 16 at Abaco Beach Resort. Each contestant had their cheering The pageant began at 9:30pm. each time. been given to the answers as some anticipation of the winner being an After the on-stage interviews Please see Pageant Page 2 Above: the new Miss Abaco, Patricia Curry (left) with last years Miss Abaco, Nevandria Rolle.

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian January 1, 2013 School & Youth News testants as the theme for the night was Pageant From Page 1 Above: Erica Pinder, Miss Abaco runnerup and the recipient of the Miss Photogenic and Miss Popularity Awards. Above: Ebony Bass (left) won Miss Conge niality. She also won the Directors Award for most improved contestant. Above: Aisha Jones received the The Lady of Elegance Award Please see Pageant Page 18 Above: Lashawn Bevans, winner of Na

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian January 1, 2013 Fredericks Agency Ltd. Customs Brokers Customs Brokerage Services Air and Sea Import and Export Entries Serving all vessels from foreign ports Queen Elizabeth Drive Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email: abacocustoms@batelnet.bs Ron-Paul Cabinets Plus Visit our Showroom Located Opposite the old Lowes Pharmacy Owners: Ronnie & Pauline Roberts Phone: (242) 367-0546 Mattresses Box Springs Bed Frames Serta Pillowtop Mattress.. Queen $440 BYCYCLES Cartoon Toddler Beds w/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 $855 Eureka Vacuum Cleaner Parts & Repairs School & Youth News By Canishka Alexander ECC provides great entertainment at Christmas Assembly Above: the students of Every Child Counts performing during their Christmas Assembly. mance. Forest Heights Academy Pursues the Green Path By Catalina Albury Grade 10 As an important component in cies. Conference hosted by Latter Rain Youth Department By Samantha Evans He and a few pastors joined forces to a better person. The service appeared to torship needed. accepting of them. Please see Conference Page 5

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January 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 Conference From Page 4 School & Youth News Miss Abaco Float Parade held on rainy Saturday By Samantha Evans Town. Staff of Central Abaco Primary School treated to a Christmas Luncheon By Samantha Evans tion for the staff to give them a chance to too. He reminded them of some of the preparation for the remaining two terms of Public school teachers receive annual Christmas gift cards By Samantha Evans teachers on Abaco got a chance to redeem choice. Hope Town children raise money for Nassau orphans By Eric Albury do so. their own.

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian January 1, 2013 Sids Food Store Groceries Toiletries Souvenirs Serving New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Frozen Meat Dry and Canned Goods Homemade Breads WIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay Tel: (242) 365-4055 Above: M.P. Renardo Curry, Abacos Parliamentary Secretary, concluded the inaugural Urban Renewal launch program for Abaco by giving Christmas gifts to a line of anxious children. Photo courtesy of Dave Ralph. School & Youth News MP distributes Christmas gifts at conclusion of Urban Renewal event By Samantha Evans Church of Christ hosts childrens Christmas party This character was a great one for the in the end. By Jennifer Hudson of December. The camp ran from 9 am to ing down on the rope swing. Others were at hand. participated in craft programmes which home a ceramic item. Christmas Holiday Camp held at Creative Studio Boutique Above: children diligently working on their crafts at the Creative Studio Boutiques Christmas Camp.

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January 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 School & Youth News By Samantha Evans wood of the Abacos. The winners of these competitions Miss Abaco Swimsuit Competition held in Hope Town Above (left to right): Ebony Bass, Lawshawn Bevans, Patricia Curry, Ramonica Hamil ton, Aisha Jones and Erica Pinder. Above and left: Lashawn Bevans, second place in the swim suit contest. Above and Right: Aisha Jones who took second place in the Spokes Model contest. Patricia Curry, the eventual winner of the in both the Spokes Model and Bathing Suit Competitions. Abaco basketball players share their struggles and successes in college By Canishka Alexander them to get better. Please see Success Page 8

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian January 1, 2013 TREASURE CAY Rock Point waterfront lot, exc price $185,000 Golf Course Lot $35,000 MAKE OFFER 3/2 Royal Palm Condo $325,000 MARSH HARBOUR Commercial lot near John Bull $125,000 LYNYARD CAY 3 Waterfront lots, one with dock starting at $178,000. OWNER MOTIVATED LONG BEACH Next to Schooner Bay 3/2 Home beach access under $ 195,000 Lots starting at $30,000 Hilltop lots with ocean view $150,000 Gorgeous beach front lot $250,000 LITTLE HARBOUR Half acre oceanfront lot $65,000 20,000 sq. ft. Hilltop lot with starter cottage, harbour and ocean views $198,000 BAHAMA PALM SHORES 3/3, 2160 sq. ft. beach home $399,500 2 Acre beach front estate lot $550,000 Beautiful interior lots, starting at $17,000 1 Acre beach front estate lot $295,000 Pinehurst lots $10,000 & $11,000 LUBBERS QUARTERS Jacks Jungle homesite & dockage $135,000 Additional lots available. HOPE TOWN Lot close to town, beach access $130,000 SCHOONER SUBDIVISION Lot 58 50ft Elevation, views of Atlantic & Beach. Off grid living. $50,000 SCHOONER BAY Only one island lot left with free dockage Call today! CASUARINA POINT REDUCED! Entrance to bay, waterfront lot, panoramic views $88,000 Sea view lot, 100 ft. to beach. $38,500 Lots $35,000 and up 3/2 Beachfront home + apartment $875,000 3/2 Beachfront home with detached income Producing apartments $795,000. TURNKEY www.islandpropertiesbahamas.com Tel: (242) 367-0737 Fax: (242) 367-0736 BROKERS: Chris & Molly Roberts REDUCED AGAIN! Home on beautiful Little Harbour, 2 acres with 100 private dock & private cave entrance. $495,000 4/4, Beachfront home w/large kitchen, multiple living & sitting area, gazebos, covered porches with expan sive decking & viewing tower. OWNER FINANCING $975,000 things began grade when he became one of the top made team captain and scorer and Success From Page 7 Sports there right now to see that we made it this Basically us coming from the Mudd and the Peas that should be a bigger motivation for all the younger kids... If we can do it, they can do it also. Above (left to right): Kevin Altidor, Ishmael Morley and McDonald Jean-Louis. Both players, now in college, were products of the Youth in Action Basketball Program which was started by Mr. and Mrs. Lynden Davis. The same program is now helmed by Mr. Morley. Both players look forward to doing well both athletically and academically in their respective colleges with dreams of going to the NBA. By Canishka Alexander championship game. ships. Agape expected to rank among nations top four basketball teams Please see Agape Page 9

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January 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 championship game. Sports Agape From Page 8 -PRESS RELEASEAs reported in the British newspa reefs. Bahamian ultra-runner to run length of Abaco as fundraiser: 120 miles, non-stop Please see Runner Page 17 Above: Rhonda Claridge, the Bahamian ultra-runner, who intends to run the entire length of Abaco. The course would run from Crown Haven to Sandy Point, al together nearly 120 miles. Rhonda intends to do this as a fundraiser for local envi ronemental education charity, Friends of The Environment, and to raise awareness about the declining health of coral reefs.

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian January 1, 2013 Church News By Jennifer Hudson Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel holds annual Christmas Cantata Above: The Marsh harbour gospel Chapels choir performing at the annual cantata. Besides holding the cantata in their home church, the choir also travels to surrounding com munities such as Cherokee and Man-O-War in the lead up to Christmas. It is an anticipated event every year. Above: Myron Sawyers solo performance is the highlight of the event for many each year.

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian January 1, 2013 Church News By Samantha Evans A one night marriage seminar was from marriage and what a woman wants gies with each and give advice to those who needed it. Church of the Latter Rain hosts marriage seminar Youth News Santa visits Guana Cay On Friday night, December 21, Donna Sands hosted the Childrens Christmas Party on Guana Cay. Santa arrived by golf cart and was swarmed by the excited children. Presents were given to each child by Santa.

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January 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 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 Seven students from 5th & 6th grade at Man-O-War Primary School were asked to write an article about a member of their family. The teachers that hearing these stories would help them appreciate their unique history. From the seven, Brittany Weatherfords was chosen as the winner and was forwarded on to The Abaconian for publishing. Below is Brittanys account of her grandfather, Scott Weatherford. For more stories like this one see: Mowmuse um.com/Stories_from_2012a.html The story of my grandfather Interviewed by: Brittany Leeanne Weatherford From: Walter Scott Weatherford (Grandfather) History & Heritage was one of grand-dads favorite memories. freight between the Northern Bahamas A granddaughters interview cated in his honor. Left: supplies at the public dock in Man-OWar. Above: Wills Boat Yard. Nearly all men on Man-O-War worked here at some time or another. above the building.

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian January 1, 2013 OCEAN BLUE PROPERTIES Member B.R.E.A. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Sales, Rentals and Property Management ON GREEN TURTLE CAY: NEW!! Two elevated waterfront parcels on the Blu overlooking the Sea of Abaco. Stunning sunsets. Approximately 1/4 acre each with 85 each on the water. Naturally deep water for a dock. Priced to sell TOGETHER for a total of $ 395,000 + 7 1/2% to close SOLD! Four bedroom three bath home with cottage just steps away from the Atlantic Ocean Beach Exceptional Buy! JUST REDUCED! Hillside lot 5,449 sq. ft., at the Sea of Abaco boasting stunning water views! Dedicated boat slip for up to a 35 boat at private shared dock. 6 1/2 draft at low tide. Water and power to site. Asking price $ 200,000 UNDER CONTRACT! 11,000 sq. ft. lot in Coco Bay just steps from beach and public dock. Asking price $30,000 Deck house cottage. One bedroom one bath cottage on WHITE SOUND waterfront with dock. Property stretches from waterfront on the Sea of Abaco to WHITE SOUND waterfront. $335,000 Waterfront 100 year old two bedroom one bath basically furnished cottage. Located in the heart of the settlement of New Plymouth. Spacious rear patio. Golf cart parking. Just steps from public dock; ferry; restaurants and shops. Owner re-locating. $275,000 SOLD One acre with 85 beachfront on gorgeous Bight O Bay PRICE REDUCTION Furnished two master bedrooms with A/C, waterfront hilltop cottage. Kit/liv/din, cable TV, dock, overlooking Settlement Creek $225,000 UNDER CONTRACT Two-year-old 4 bedroom, 2 bath furnished house. $575,000 NEW PRICE!!! Four bedroom 3 bath fully furnished hilltop home overlooking the Sea of Abaco. Fourth bedroom suite has all round view of Green Turtle Cay. A/C. Swimming Pool. Designated dock slip. Great rental. $825,000 PRICE REDUCTION!!! Rustic furnished two bedroom two bath cottage sea to sea on White Sound and the Sea of Abaco. A/C in bedrooms. Kit/liv/dining great room. Share in private dock. Great swimming and sunsets. Very private. Only accessible by boat. Located a mile from the historic town of New Plymouth. Asking Price $435,000 Summer Breeze: Recently remodeled furnished two story three bed 2 bath home located on waterfront in the heart of New Plymouth. A/C. Satellite TV. W/D. Golf cart garage. Established rental history. PRICE REDUCTION $495,000 Opinion Submitted by Dr. Marc Binard ing. of its commitment to patient centered care The idea for this program did not mittee meeting. deed. conians and other Bahamians and what Abaco Physicians establish partnership with PHA and UWI for family medicine training in Wisconsin Preparing the next generation of Bahamian doctors

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January 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 Guana Freight Services Regular Frei ght Runs to Guana Cay & Scotland Cay 242-365-5190 Great Guana Cay guanafreight@hotmail.com Groceries All you need & more! Fruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen Foods Phone or Fax : 366-2022 Mon. Fri. 7:30am 6pm l Sat 7:30am7pm The Place to be is Cherokee! Cherokee Food Fair CURRYS FOOD STORE Customer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed ice Green Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072 Located on the harbour front Opinion Submitted by Dr. Carnille Farquharson provement for the Abaconian. sociated diseases and research has shown ists. staff. and residents from Wisconsin to spend the Bahamas.. The future of healthcare for Abaco and The Bahamas Submitted by Sherrel Johnson derwater drivers. the sea. Moores Island is a nature lovers paradise

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January 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 ABACO FREIGHT COURIER SERVICES Ocean Air 6671 W Indiantown Rd, Suite 50-456 Jupiter, Florida 33458 Walk-in and special handling nick@abacofreight.com Nick Mazzeo Abaco Marine Props Propellers Reconditioned & Rehubbed Phone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Brass Stainless Aluminum Sandblasting & Marine grade welding on Stainless and Aluminum Certied Propeller Repair Technician The ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas ment and have the hard evidence neces are going to be in a position to manage tage. heenvironment.org. Runner From Page 9 Dis & Dat By David Ralph Roving Reporter Firemen demonstrate Jaws-of-Life Above: the MHVFR demonstrates their newly acquired Jaws-of-Life at the recent Christmas festival. This life-saving piece of equipment has proven critical in the past. Abaco Crash & Rescue in Treasure Cay also have a Jaws-of-Life for emergencies. -Press Releaseboats. one free room night at the resort or a free shorechampionship.com. www.catchstat.com. TCBT to celebrate 30 years

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian January 1, 2013 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 Abaco Glass Company Window Glass and Mirrors Cut and Installed Commercial Store Fronts Installed and Replaced Don MacKay Blvd. 367-2442 Yale Windows Rentals : Services: Big Cat Equipment THE KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS IS TO MARKET AND PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS ON A CONSISTENT BASIS. One way to get your business known is to start with a BUSINESS CLASSI FIED for only $45 per issue for B&W or opt for our six issue discount rate. Contact Us For More Information 367-3200 or email: abaconiannews@gmail.com GET YOUR BUSINESS KNOWN!! Nassau 242-457-4SOD (4763) or 225-4SOD (4763) Abaco 242-357-6975 Fax: 242-367-2424 GRASS GRASS GRASS From Our Farm to Your Door! We Now Have SOD for Immediate Located Don MacKay Blvd and Airport Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard Accepted the crowd had each decided in their to preparing them for this pageant. contestant to improve the most in the Abaco crown. The top three awards for evening which seemed to be the trend of the The scoring for the evening was Dis & Dat Pageant From Page 2 Above: Ramonica Hamilton. Paint Place gives away new tv As part of their promotion for their Richards Brand Paint, the Pain Place in new 42 LG TV. Above: Paint Place manager Geno Simms, left, presents and ecstatic Eulean Sands with her new television.

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