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Publisher: Bradley Albury
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 01-15-2013
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January 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 2 JANUARY 15TH, 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 The Grand Opening of the Hummingbird Art Centre in Hope Town on January 5 featured work from Brigitte Boyer-Carey, Walter Bartman and Arnie Casavant. The Centre is the brainchild of Jim and Christy Young who restored the Loyalist cottage and renovated it as an art gallery. More works are slated to be featured in the near future. Above: visitors mix and mingle during the grand opening. For more see page 11. A contract worth $1.3 million to repair roads in Central Abaco was signed at the Ministry of Works and Urban Development between the Bahamas Government and Bill Simmons Construction and Heavy Equipment Co. Ltd., January 3. Pictured from left: General Manager, Bill Simmons Construction and Heavy Equipment Co. Ltd., Keno Simmons; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development the Hon. Philip Davis; and Member of Parliament for Central and South Abaco, Edison Key. (BIS Photo/ Letisha Henderson) By Llonella Gilbert Bahamas Information Services The Deputy Prime Minister and Min ister of Works and Urban Development, the Hon. Philip Davis signed a contract worth $1.3 million to repair roads in Cen 3, 2013. During the contract signing, Deputy Prime Minister Davis explained that in 2012, it was observed that the roads in $1.3 million road repair contract signed Central Abaco (in the vicinity of Marsh Harbour, Murphy Town and Dundas an extended period of time. As a result, the Ministry of Works and Urban Development was requested to design and assess the scope of works for the repair of the roads in Central Abaco and to enter into negotiations with Bill Please see Roads Page 6 Art Centre holds grand opening in Hope Town Crowds of visitors and locals gathered along the concrete roadsides in the town of New Plymouth on Green Turtle Cay on New Years full of activity as many people visited shops, vendors and restaurants to buy a variety of treats. A variety of American and Bahamian foods were on sale throughout town. Above: The Junkanoo dancers were followed by the band of drummers, horn blowers and cowfamilies, festivities, food and fun as many were delighted with the days celebration. New Years Junkanoo held on Green Turtle Cay By Mirella Santillo As usual, the New Years Day a display of colours, music and goodwill as residents and visitors joined in the rush going through town. At 2:30 pm, heralded by children, group made their way down hill towards Parliament Street, the colorful feathers of the costumes bobbing in the wind. Girls dressed in pink and white, wearing feath ery masks, lead the procession in the front row of the group. The theme this year was Carnival, illustrated by masks. Masks of every shape, colour and size were worn indi vidually or decorated the huge costumes some of the men wore. Nearly all the rev elers eyes were covered by green, gold or purple masks with dangling feathers or streamers. Cow bells, trumpets and drums completed the show. The musi cians played to the tune of Oh Sam. A happy atmosphere emanated from the Please see Junkanoo Page 7

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian January 15, 2013 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com The Cays Sea Spray Junkanoo delights crowd and honours memory On Friday, December 28, 2012, Sea Spray Resort and Marina, on Elbow Parade. The event each year aims to hon our the memory of an Abaconian who has made a difference in the community. This year Monty Albury, who in fact founded Sea Spray, was honoured. Montys two present to receive a plaque and banner in Mernard, and Minister of Youth, Sports presented the award. The event was very well attended. Many tourists visiting Abaco made their way to White Sound that evening to watch the Spring City Rockers rush. VIP seats were provided to visitors who wanted an unhindered view of the spectacle, as well. attend the event to compete in the parade, but backed out last minute. Nevertheless, The Spring City Rock ers put on an unforgettable show for many were caught up with the beating of the drums and cowbell ringing. One notable member of the audience joined the rush ing his way through the feathered, masked dancers and encouraging the crowd to join in the march. Some in the crowd commented that seeing these kinds of cultural events is pre cisely the reason they consistently choose Abaco and the Bahamas to be their vaca tion destination. Bahamians being Ba hamian, one noted, is what makes this place special. Its authentic. The Rockers made an encore rush lat er that evening to the delight of the crowd. Many who came from mainland Ab aco came by way of Alburys Ferry, who was running a special for the evening. were ready to return to marsh Harbour, few were ready to depart as the beating of the goat skin drums could still be heard while those lucky enough to stay in Hope Town continued to enjoy the revelry. Above: Monty Albury remembered with the presenting of a plaque to his two sons. Left to right: Hon. Daniel Johnson (Min. Youth, Sports & Culture), Junior Mernard (Sea Spray General Manager), James Al bury, Bradley Albury. Below: The Spring City Rockers were brightly dressed for the evening. Above: Minister Daniel Johnson encouraging participation.

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January 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 Central & All Abaco By Canishka Alexander of the Marsh Harbour Police Station after evading them for a little over a month. Nevin Russell, wanted by police in connection with a dozen cases of housebreaking, was a month. Police continue to ask the public for assistance in reducing crime on Abaco. a vehicle) and Nevin Russell. Mr. Russell pleaded with the courts for help with his sub stance abuse problem so that he could lead a clean life. Russell, 44, was apprehended on Dec.29 in the Pigeon Pea community, and was ar raigned on 12 counts of housebreaking, shopbreaking and stealing at the Magis Sitting in for Magistrate Ancella Evans-Williams, Administrator Preston Cunningham read the charges brought against Russell. Although he pled not guilty to 10 of the charges, Russell did plead guilty to two of them. Madam Prosecutor W/Sgt. 1697 Taylor Bain objected to bail for Russell because of the volume of crimes he had allegedly committed. However, Russell said that he was not seeking bail, but rath er psychological evaluation for his sub stance abuse to get his life back in order. As Administrator Cunningham read the charges once more with the adjourn ment dates for each matter, he announced that bail was denied. Dismayed, Russell shook his head repeatedly in the prisoner box as he received the unwelcomed news that he would be remanded to Her Maj estys Prison. Meanwhile Detective Sgt. 2377 Christopher Farquharson personally thanked Abaconians for their assistance, which eventually led to Russells arrest. He added that the majority of the crimes taking place in 2012 with reference to robberies, shopbreaking and housebreak ing occurred in or around the Mud or Pi geon Pea. Wed like to appeal to the good persons in the Mud and the Pigeon Pea not to allow crime to prevail in your com munity, Detective Farquharson said. Wherever you may see people commit ting offences in your community or bring ing stolen properties to you to sell, we ask you to call the police, so that we can cap ture these persons. He also appealed to young HaitianBahamians to refrain from committing crimes because there has been an increase in crime among these individuals. Thanking the public once again, De tective Farquharson said in 2013 more appeals will be made to gain further assis crime through their Abaco Police Com munity Page on Facebook, the Bahamas Christian Network (BCN), and The Aba conian. We realize that the police in Abaco need you, the people in the community, to assist us in solving crimes, Detective Farquharson noted. In 2013 we expect you to be a partner with the police, so that we could reduce the crime level in Abaco to a reasonable amount. Wanted man captured by police over the holidays Continued appeals to the public for assistance yield results

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian January 15, 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 Central & All Abaco Operation Clean Up takes to the streets By Canishka Alexander Abaco district conducted a road check along the S.C. Bootle Highway. Nick named Operation Clean Up, the road check took place between the hours of 5:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. as a joint effort among of Detective Unit and Marsh Harbour Police Station. The initiative was led by Inspector According to Inspector Murphy, a to tal of 57 persons were reported for various tions, which included unlicensed and un inspected vehicles; driving with no insur ance; having one or no headlamps; driving with no seat belts; and failing to change ownership. Simmons Construction and Heavy Equip ment Co. Ltd. to affect the necessary re pairs, he said. In accordance with this request, the technical staff of the Ministry produced the required scope of works. They also nego tiated agreed unit rates with Bill Simmons Construction and Heavy Equipment Co. Ltd., the Deputy Prime Minister added. Cabinet agreed to award the contract to Bill Simmons Construction for the repair of the Central Abaco roads after a recom mendation was forwarded to Cabinet for consideration, he said. The road works are expected to be completed in four months. It should be noted that this road works project is being executed in a part of the island of Abaco that is considered to be the busiest area, Deputy Prime Minister Davis said. The roads in Central Abaco are used by the majority of the islands residents. The completion of this project will therefore enhance the level of road safety for motor ists and pedestrians on that island as they go about their daily routine. He added that the Ministry will look after this investment along with others by providing adequate and timely road main tenance, to contribute to cost containment relative to the road works programme. Member of Parliament for Central and South Abaco, Edison Key and General Roads From Page 1 Manager, Bill Simmons Construction and Heavy Equipment Co. Ltd., Keno Sim mons, also attended the contract signing. Mr. Simmons said his company will from Abaco as well as technical persons Fire station work progressing By Timothy Roberts Work nears completion on the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescues con ference room and bathrooms as money raised at Novembers Firemans Ball is put to good use. Keith Walker of K D Construction is expected to complete work on the interior and tiling is expected to be completed by Leslie Swain soon as well. The Fire Departments Financial Committee are actively planning a fund raiser during the month of February and for the Second Annual Firemans Ball later this year. The Fire Department thanks every one for making the Firemans Ball a suc cess and for their continuing support as they seek to safeguard the community in the months and years to come. Pictured: Keith Walker, assisted by Andrew Thompson, completing work in one of the bathrooms at the Marsh harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station. Additionally, Inspector Murphy said that a number of persons were searched for tive results. Nevertheless, this initiative will continue throughout the year, along with a number of road safety initiatives. As he ended, Inspector Murphy re face being put before the courts.

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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.comTel: (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 expansive decking & viewing tower. OWNER FINANCING $975,000 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 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 17th 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 The Cays whole parade. ways, an occasion to renew friendships, catch up on old ones and of have a gen eral, jolly good time with food and drinks galore. People walked about eating conch fritters; some mobbed the desserts stall of McIntosh Restaurant; others had gathered in front of Ms. Emilys Bar, partaking in her famous Goombay Smash. Others still sat at the terrace of the Wrecking Tree, enjoying the breeze and the spectacle. While the parade continued West on Bay Street on the way back to its start ing point, the Gully Roosters Band en tertained the crowd milling around the basketball court. Even though, according to the opera tors of the Green Turtle Cay Ferry, not as many people as usual came from the main island, the crowd lingered on until after dark. Many wanted to enjoy the entertain ment of the day until the last possible mo sky over the Sound. It was well after 8pm when the last ferry stopped running. Junkanoo From Page 1 Green Turtle holds Christmas Festival of Lights By Timothy Roberts Green Turtle Cays Christmas Fes tival of Lights held a boat parade and was capped off by a fantastic display of works at the Green Turtle Cay Festival of Lights. fourth year of holiday celebrations on De cember 29, 2012. A week earlier they held a golf cart parade where people showed off carts adorned with Christmas lights and decora tions. The evening began with a soup sale along with a variety of other treats. Enter tainment was provided by Greg Russell, a performer from North Carolina, who suc cessfully got the children to participate in festive songs. Meanwhile the parade of boats, dec orated with Christmas lights and holiday cheer, made their way from Black Sound to White Sound then on to the western side of New Plymouth where spectators had gathered to watch. At the end of the parade Santa Claus disembarked from one of the boats and distributed a bag of goodies to many chil drens delight. Shortly afterwards a tre bringing the enjoyable evening to a close. Committee member, Marilyn Saun ders, said that four years ago a committee was formed to celebrate the Holiday Sea son on Green Turtle Cay. The Committee also raises funds to ensure that the settle ment of New Plymouth is decorated for the holiday season. Our primary goal was to promote tourism during a normally slow time of the year and tourism was depressed that year, she said. We felt we needed to invest in the future of our island. That year they began in November by decorating the seniors homes and then serving old-fashioned turkey dinners with all the trimmings, carrying out a variety activities until the week after the New During the course of the six weeks they have a golf cart parade, a boat parade, go night and the Torchlight Procession. Ms. Saunders explained that the Torchlight Procession is an old tradition dating back about 75 years ago that was brought back. She said Years ago, the men took cardboard boxes and created a design -a Please see GTC Lights Page 14 Above: A boat decorated for the Boat Pa rade during the Festival of Lights. The paraded from Black Sound, to White Sound then on to New Plymouth. Above: a young dancer parades through the streets of New Plymouth.

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian January 15, 2013 From the Editor's Desk // By Sea and by Plane: Part II The Abaconian Bradley M. Albury Editor-in-Chief AB 20213 Marsh Harbour Abaco, The Bahamas Logo Photo Credit: Tuppy Weatherford Reporters/Freelance Contributors: Canishka Alexander, Samantha Evans, Jennifer Hudson, Timothy Roberts, Mirella Santillo, Rashida Murray, Lee Pinder Phone 242-367-3200 FAX 242-367-3677 AbaconianNews@gmail.com Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9 Abacos most complete newspaper. 2022 Aero Circle New Smyrna Beach FL. 32168 7,500 copies Published twice monthly Free at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rates: $20.00 Abaco $25 other Bahamas (One Year) $45.00 USA $65 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Order The Abaconian Today JUNE 2012 Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail or Tel # 24 issues US$ or B$ Above subscription is a gift from: $45 USA via 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas via surface $20 to Abaco US$65 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: 2022 Aero Circle, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32168 or: P.O. Box AB 20213, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below Why subscribe? The Abaconian will keep you informed on issues such as: Master Card Visa WE NOW ACCEPT MASTER CARD/VISA We didnt really get a lot of cold weather this winter, did we? Well, not particularly my thing (I wouldnt have minded a couple weeks of double lay ers) it is exactly what our friends from the north come here for. Then again, I guess its not too terrible to walk around in shorts and sandals on Christ mas Day. As far away it may seem now, summer is around the corner. Time goes fast. I know. March will make one year that youve had to endure me as this papers editor-in-chief. So yes, time goes fast. And as summer approaches our community will start to see some of our old friends arriving by boat. Theyll with us in our restaurants. This is es pecially true for those of us in the Cays (Green Turtle, Hope Town, Guana, etc.) where I have seen many strong friendships develop among our long time visitors and locals. Its a unique set up. Its very Abaconian. be a staple of our summers here. With the downturn of the economy and everrising fuel prices, in recent years that spirit has been dampened. Fortunate ly, looking at the schedule I have in front of me, it looks like it will be a luck, we could be seeing a return-toform for many of the marinas around here. It would certainly be appreciated by those who rely on such things. And for those of you keeping score at home that means (in some way or another) all of us here rely on it. rely on a very narrow window of op portunity is a stomach-turning proposi tion. But for most of our history we Mostly is has been the sea. Now we use the sea and ocean as our tourism product. But look far back and a trend emerges. We have used our sea as a tour ism product. Before that, many relied on Abacos robust boat building indus try. Often in our history we have relied on the sea to do the dirty work for us: wrecking. But you cannot keep going conians still rely on the sea in this very basic, but critical, way. I only bring all this up because it is important to always recognize our, often recent, past. It gives us a better understanding of our present. It makes us appreciate what we have and it re minds us of what we can do better. It allows us, when our touring visitors do reach our warm waters, to share it more openly. More knowledgeably. When they see how much we appreciate and understand these things, it only adds to their experience. And who doesnt want to share better experiences? I reckon one blessing of this warm winter, besides short sleeves, is there should be an easy transition into sum mer. So, friends up and down the East Community Calendar Town Harbour Lodge Harbour Lodge Community Centre Harbour Lodge Reception Contact Bradley 1-242-577-2723 BradleyAlbury@gmail.com Thanks for reading The Abaconian

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January 15, 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 A Frustrated Abaconian Dear Editor, Happy New Year or is it? Please allow me to vent my frustration with all the parties of the Bahamian Govern ment. How is it that the government al lows a foreign developer like Bakers Bay to purchase land at a reduced cost, bring in everything, except food, duty free, and receive exemptions on the sale of the multi-million dollar homes that are sold are they receiving tax breaks and spe cial treatment they are importing work ers from other countries to perform jobs that Bahamian Contractors are more than In essence, the food of the Abaco people is being taken out of our mouths. The course of the new PLP Govern ment that claims to be the government of the people and for the people NEEDS to hold to their word and put Bahamians ment to the Bahamian construction com pany that displays a sea star as its logo. IT IS TIME to put aside our childish not a select few that are close with a mem ber in parliament. PLEASE Mr. Prime Minister, take a hard look at what has been and con tinues to go on in Abaco and the rest of The Bahamas. Our elected representatives are exactly that representatives we have elected because we think you can perform the best to help us out. WE WILL hold you accountable for the jobs you have and The Referendum that Isnt Dear Editor: The poll that the government plans to put to the Bahamian people can be chal lenged before the courts because what is a referendum at all. endum that you should remember through out the rest of this article: REFERENDUM The right reserved to the people to approve or reject an act of the legislature, or the right of the people to approve or reject legislation that has been referred to them by the legislature. A ref erendum provides the people with a means of expressing their opinion on proposed legislation before it becomes operative as a law. The power of referendum does not permit the people to invalidate a law that is already operative but suspends or annuls a law that has not yet gone into effect. Also, by referendum the people may reinstate an act that the legislature has expressly re pealed. Therefore, what is being held on in the case of the numbers business and a lottery no legislation has been presented by parliament for us to vote for or against. If there is no legislation being voted for or against, there is no referendum. The Constitutional Referendum Amendment Bill that was passed last year enables the government, through the Par liamentary Registration Department to hold referenda of a non-constitutional nature, meaning it can now hold referenda that is not designed to change the Constitution. a referendum at all, because a referendum is a vote on legislation or proposed legisla tion and no legislation on the numbers business and a lottery has been presented by the Parliament. in law, even in the amended law the gov ernment passed to avoid having to amend the Constitution in any way on gaming, be a referendum. advisory referendum neither of which are allowed for in Bahamian Law or the Ba hamas Constitution, and neither of which legally bind the government to act one way or the other, regardless of the outcome of the vote this point is very important to understand. dum, and so there is no law enabling the government to hold this poll. What it is still holding is an opinion poll, which the law does not permit, and which the govern ment is not bound to obey. And here is another key point about a referendum: the authority to hold a ref States Constitution that is the case in every free nation that has a Constitution. But The Bahamas Constitution only gives The Bahamian people the right to vote in a referendum that changes the constitution. Therefore, what is the Constitutional basis and authority of the Constitutional Referendum Amendment Bill passed by the Government last year, since that Bill now says the Bahamian people can vote in referenda that does not change the Consti tution but the Constitution does not say we can do that? Who or what gave the Parlia ment the authority to legislate and decree a non-constitutional referendum when such an animal does not exist in the Consti tution of The Bahamas at all, and therefore such an animal has no Constitutional au thority? That Bill itself can be challenged before the Courts on the basis of its consti tutionality or lack thereof. As an aside, what is also critical to know is whether that Amendment Bill passed last year has even been enacted into uary 28 poll was a referendum (which it is not), it would be held illegally if the new Bill that allows for such a thing has not yet been enacted. Has it been enacted? If so, on what date? There is another critical point to this themselves. Remember now, the numbers business and a lottery have not yet been made legal through an Act of Parliament. The two are illegal today, will be illegal etc. Yet, the government of The Bahamas is asking the Bahamian people to vote on whether it should do business (collect taxes and assign some rules) with operations that are still illegal in The Bahamas. Under what law anywhere can a gov ernment put such a thing to its citizens by way of a vote? Citizens vote on laws and proposed laws in a referendum, not on promises and ideas. There is no law or pro posed law legalising the numbers business and a national lottery therefore there is nothing for the Bahamian people to vote on not asking the Bahamian people to vote on a law or proposed law because neither of the two exists. It is therefore not a referen dum; it is an opinion poll, which is illegal according to our current laws. spite all the prevaricating by the Govern ment, is still not in accordance with law, it can be and should be challenged before the Courts a task that should be done by Her Majestys Loyal Opposition on behalf of the people of The Bahamas. -Sharon Turner 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 will perform. Mr. Curry as a son of Aba co, look out for the people of Abaco and Regards, A Frustrated Abaconian

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian January 15, 2013 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! Revie Fox of Dundas Town Winner of Air Conditioner 8000 B.T.U. Lynette Cooper of Coopers Town Winner of Keurig Coee Maker Hope Town Inn & Marina Winner of Power Tool Combo Judy Roker of Sandy Point Winner of Microwave Custom Island Homes of Marsh Harbour Winner of Gas Barbeque Grill The Cays By Jennifer Hudson A one man art show was held at the Abaco Inn on December 29. The paint ings were the work of Rolf Sauer and were being sold for a worthy cause. Mr. Sauer and his wife, Susan Maxman, are secondhomeowners on Elbow Cays North End and now spend six months a year here. Mr. Sauer was selling his paintings to raise funds for the Bahamas Lighthouse Preser vation Society. Mr. Sauer began his career as an ar chitect but, being very interested in ecol ogy, he turned his vocation towards land ecology planners in the United States. He works with the Friends of the Environment in the promotion of natural plantings and at his home he has planted a collection of na tive species which he has labeled with both their common and botanical names. The attractive paintings on display were mainly different views of the Hope Town Lighthouse and harbour while others were of native plants, showing the artists love of botanicals. Mr. Sauers wife, Susan, said that her husband has always been able to draw beautifully and then two years ago, now that he is retired, he took a painting course from Walter Bartman. Mr. Bartman is a well-known and respected artist in the United States who comes to Hope Town every year to teach artists from both here from his classes over the years. After taking this course, Mr. Sauer decided to continue this newly acquired skill. He loves to paint views of the light house using ink and watercolours. I go down to the harbour early in the mornings Art displayed and sold at the Abaco Inn for good cause Rolf Sauer put his art on display at the Abaco Inn on December 29. The proceeds from his sales went to the Bahamas Lighthouse Preservation Society. Above (left to right): Peggy Brawley, Rolf Sauer, Marjorie Dodge and Steve Dodge. Ms. Brawley and Ms. Dodge had just purchased the pictures they are holding. Please see Art Page 11

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January 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 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 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 because people sleep late in the harbour and I can paint undisturbed, he quipped. The lighthouse is, of course, a very popu lar subject with visitors to take back as me mentos of their visit to Elbow Cay. Mr. Sauer sold several paintings that day to boost his donations. Several more of his paintings have been left with the man ager, Tom Hazel, at the Abaco Inn and may be purchased at very reasonable pric es, either framed or unframed by visiting the Abaco Inn or calling 366 0133. Some stunning photographs taken by his son, an orthopedic surgeon, are also on sale for the same good cause. The famous Elbow Reef Lighthouse, which is undoubtedly the most recogniz able landmark on Abaco, is one of the last manual lighthouses in the world. In 2012 members replace several broken window panes at considerable cost, but work to keep this lighthouse in pristine working condition is ongoing. The Cays Art From Page 10 By Jennifer Hudson Artists from at home and abroad, art lovers and well-wishers gathered at the newly restored Hummingbird Cottage for the grand opening of the Hummingbird Cottage Art Centre. Hummingbird Cot tage, located in the centre of town behind historic Loyalist cottages in Hope Town. It and Christy Young who, for many years, had a vision of opening it as an art cen tre. Christy, who hails from Maryland, is herself an artist who is experienced in all mediums but recently discovered a passion for oils under the tutelage of Walt Bartman who has been instrumental in assisting her with her dream of beginning this art cen tre. She is excited for this centre to become an educational centre for workshops and is hoping that it will be a vibrant entity which will bring people from all over the world. The original building houses a small art gallery, while an exact replica has been built adjoining it to house another gallery and which is also large enough to accom tination arts centre of its kind in the Ab acos. This high end art centre will offer adult painting workshops and childrens art classes. Works by both instructors and par Grand opening of Hummingbird Cottage Art Centre receives enthusiastic response ticipants of their painting workshops will be on display as well as work by other lo cal artists. On display were paintings by three professional painters, Walter Bartman of Maryland, Arnie Casavant of Massachu setts and Brigitte Boyer-Carey of Tilloo Cay, Abaco. While all three have their own individual styles with Mr. Bartman and Mr. Casavant working in oils and Ms. Bowyer-Carey working in watercolours, their paintings all display their love of the beauties of nature. Many depicted views of Hope Town Harbour and the Lighthouse, underwater scenes and old Bahamian ar chitecture. All three of the artists were very excited about the establishment of this new arts centre. It is wonderful; just what Hope Town has always needed an Art Centre with art gallery and workshops, enthused Ms. Bowyer-Carey. Brigitte Bowyer-Carey a works in a special wet on wet technique. The vi joy she feels in creating. Watercolour is my passion, she states. Arnie Casavant, a retired art teacher, expresses a devotion a strong emphasis on the interplay of light, shape and colour. He is another former student of Walt Bartman and discovered Hope Town when he came here for one Walts workshops. He feels that Mr. Bart man planted the seed on the island and that word will spread and people will come for the social experience as well as the joy of painting the islands beauty. Walter Bartman is a world renowned artist and teacher and is director of the Yel low Barn Gallery in Maryland. He conducts workshops throughout the world, working with all levels of students challenging them to see more. Mr. Bartman has been con ducting workshops in Hope Town for the past 11 years and describes Hope Town as very special to him. It gives me every thing I need in range of emotion and na ture, he states. Manager of the new Hummingbird Cottage, Robbie Bethel, was delighted at the response to this new entity. He stated that eventually it will encompass many oth er arts such as pottery and wood carving and he looks forward to the many oppor tunities this centre will open up. The guests at the opening were treat ed to hors doeuvres and cocktails while socializing, but their main focus was to en joy the wonderful ambiance and artwork provided. All artwork was on sale and there were many enthusiastic purchasers. Walt Bartmans 2013 Art Workshop year he sponsored an Abaco student who was selected by artist Marlee Mason. This years recipient is Sebastian Andrews of St. Francis de Sales School who spent the week under the tutelage of this world re nowned artist, his ferry fares being spon sored by Alburys Ferry. Furniture Plus have just announced that they will supply all of the art supplies, such as canvas, paints and easel, every year for the scholarship recipient. Lectures dur ing the week took place in the new Hum mingbird Cottage art Centre. His current of 28 students, 18 from the United States, one from England, one from Australia and the rest from Abaco. Patrons admire a set of paintings at the Hummingbird Art Centre. Pictured left to right: Aly Boyce, Erin Patterson and Cha Boyce. The Hummingbird Cottage Art Cenre has been the dream of Jim and Christy Young for many years. Now, with its grand opening on Jan 5, the Centre is now a part of the Hope Town Communty. Manager of the Cottage is Robbie Bethel, who said other works of art will be curated by the Centre in the near future. Above, pictured left to right: Walter Bart man, Brigitte Boyer-Carey, Christy Young and Arnie Casavant.

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian January 15, 2013 Located on Queen Elizabeth Drive, Marsh Harbour, AbacoPh: (242) 367-2660367-2645email: standardhardware@netbusiness.comCheck Out Our New Inventory common theme was a church where win dows were cut out. Waxed pineapple cannery shipping paper was used to cover the windows and the light shone through. The light was a home-made candle of cat fat with string as the wick and it was placed inside a cream can and placed inside the church. They proudly marched around the village sing ing Christmas carols. Today, instead of using the candles as in years past, they have elected to use the Amy Roberts All age School along with ten from home-schools participated. The Cays GTC Lights From Page 7 We have fund raisers throughout the year to help defray costs and rely on dona tions and support from our citizenry and second homeowners alike, Mrs. Saunders said. Today they have 78 custom pole dec orations, lighted arches and an investment of well over $40,000.00 and due to the program in place and the hard work of vol unteers. Together they have installed the decorations on the poles, co-ordinated boat and golf cart parades, the torchlight pro cession, the lighting of the seniors homes, We all come together as a commu nity to celebrate the holidays and enjoy Green Turtle Cay and make it the place to be, she said. Santa visited the children and handed out goodies during the Green Turtle Cay Fesitval of Lights. By Timothy Roberts The Abaco Police Forces Superin to wish the public a Happy New Year and shared special thanks for the community of Abaco for their support over the years and gave advice for the year ahead during He said that due to the tremendous community support we have received the police have been able to solve many of our reported crimes. Information given by members of the public has led to solving many crimes and the identities of those providing assistance have been kept anon ymous. He has received excellent response through email tips, and would like to see persons continue sending tips to abacochi dividends over the years. Mr. Curry noted that because of Abacos steady and robust economy the island has encouraged persons from other of persons you get the good, the bad and the ugly. This has contributed greatly to the increase in crime statistics in Abaco. He encouraged people to get to know your neighbor which will help in the long run in the prevention and detec tion of crime. Be aware of your neigh borhood and who is in it. Touting 2012s success, Mr. Curry said he would still like to see a continued reduction in the number of stolen boats for 2012. He said that in 2009 there were 34 reported stolen vessels; in 2011 there were 15 and in 2012 there were 14 boats reported stolen. He encourages the boating and gen eral community to work together so that the numbers continue declining as each boat stolen hurts the community and the tourism product of Abaco. Crime Prevention and Safety Mr. Curry said they are looking in terms of actually policing the streets. Weve done a huge number of road checks this year, he said. He also spoke of procuring the equipment to profession and working toward putting people before the courts that are caught drunk-driving. As a matter of precaution, the Marsh Harbour Police Department requests that the public try to use ATMs during day light hours and avoid, if possible, using them after dark. Businesses are also en couraged to go during daylight hours or stagger their times. Private services are also available for additional security for those who can afford it. Security alarms Central & All Abaco Abacos Chief of Police gives notes for the New Year Please see COP Page 15

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January 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 By Jennifer Hudson Bahamian governments signed an agree ment for the sum of $40 million. The money, loaned for 20 years at a 2% rate, is earmarked for improvements to Aba cos infrastructure. China Engineering Company Limited will be in charge of the construction of both the North Abaco Port and Liittle Abaco Bridge. The Honourable Neko Grant, then Minister of Housing, made a whirlwind tour of Abaco inspecting the progress of his Ministrys projects in Spring City, Central Pines, Coopers Town and Crown Haven. He also looked at the progress on the new airport terminal in Marsh Harbour, the site for a mini hospital in Dundas Town and the nearly completed government administration building in Dundas Town. February: The month of February saw a focus on young people. A branch of the Torch bearers was formed in Central and South Abaco, an education awards ceremony was held to honour top students and the public school in The Bahamas to be award ed the Green Flag Award. This is an inter schools. The Every Child Counts school sic Doing Good performing arts group from United States. Construction was also highlighted with the contract signing for the construc tion of a new government dock in Coo pers Town and the glass enclosed 24 ton top of the control tower at the new Marsh Harbour airport was lifted into place by a special crane. March: Anna Albury of Man-O-War Cay achieved fame when she was given the honour of speaking in front of Prince Harry on his trip to Nassau. Anna, who was primary school student of the year, delivered an outstanding speech and also had the honour of sitting next to and chat ting with the Prince. On a sad note, on March 25 four lives were lost in a fatal plane crash at Treasure Cay airport and on the same day 51 Haitian immigrants were found in at the detention centre. Historic date for The Abaconian newspaper. After putting out The Abaco nian newspaper for nearly twenty years Dave and Kathy Ralph retired handing over to Bradley Albury who wrote his April: turned from the 41st CARIFTA games with gold medals. They were part of the record-setting Bahamian track team. Two swimmers represented Abaco at CARI FTA; they were Miller Albury and Al mer in her division in the entire Caribbean winning six gold medals, two silver and one bronze. May: May 19 was deemed a great day by Tellis Symonette, BTCs Senior Vice President of family islands. The launch of the 4G service was celebrated with a spe cial Abaco only sale at the Parish Hall. also opened. It was explained that BTC is in phase 1 of its launch of 4G service and the entire island would have full cover age. On May 25 a tornado touched down in Murphy town causing damage to sev eral homes and businesses in the area. Fortunately, no one was injured. Five days after the former Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Hubert Alexander Ingraham, televised his res ignation, he returned to his constituency 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! Central & All Abaco Looking back on 2012 Please see Review Page 16 COP From Page 14 and cameras also provide more security and help He also wants to warn those bringing in or harboring illegal immigrants to de sist because the Police will be partnering fully with Immigration and the Defense If you are accosted by a criminal confront or struggle with them but instead do your best to get a good description of the perpetrator so that Police can act quickly in bringing them to justice. Mr. Curry also advises the public to be careful of posting on the social media site Facebook items that have been pur chased or received as gifts like laptops, iPhones and iPads because criminals are also watching and could target you. While we have not had an incident here at this time, Mr. Curry wants the public to be aware of criminal tactics. He warns people to be cautious when in volved in an accident, especially late at night. He said to remain in the vehicle and call the police immediately. If the other you to drive to a location where you feel safe. In a legitimate accident the person in the other vehicle will get out of their vehicle and approach your vehicle.

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian January 15, 2013 The Moorings Yacht Charters The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class The Conch Inn Resort Curly Tails The Conch Inn Resort and Marina Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you. The Conch Inn Marina Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tide North Bar Channel FEBRUARY 2013 SAILING VACATIONS Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new sailing yachts 36 ft. mono hull or 38 ft. catamaran Sunsail Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new power boats 34 ft. mono-hull or 37 or 45 ft. Catamaran of North Abaco where he met with faith ful supporters at the Treasure Cay Public Beach. Eleven perished in a boating tragedy developed engine trouble and sank in the area of Hawksbill Cays just north of Fox Town. Thanks to the efforts of Abaco Port Department, the Bahamas Lighthouse Preservation Society and other communi ty members, the Elbow Reef Lighthouse received new glass panels in its lantern room. The new panels replace glass that was damaged by Hurricane Irene. The fourth annual Royal Bahamas Defence Force Rangers installation cer new Rangers marched on the parade line Abaco marched wearing their regal tai lored tunics and barrettes. 13, Minister of Education, Science and Abaco to inspect the physical plan of the government schools across the island and was pleased at the general conditions of schools here. Minister of the Environment and Housing, Kenred Dorsett, inspected sev eral government projects on Abaco and the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, began his tour on Moores Island, met with coach Anthony Williams, the ath letes and their parents and the community to congratulate them on what they have accomplished. He looked at the proposed location where construction of track and months and also promised newly upgrad ed softball facilities for Murphy Town. August: The Man-O-War Heritage Museum welcomed a new addition to its collection. The sailboat, The Man O War, which is a piece of the communitys history, was saved from ruin and moved to its new home in front of the museum. Sadly, the former Free National Movement Chairman and Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Charles May nard, passed away on Abaco after suffer ing a fatal heart attack after helping pre pare for the by-election in North Abaco. September: The political race in North Abaco heated up with Renato Curry, for the PLP, and Greg Gomez, for the FNM, spending the month of September campaigning for the upcoming North Abaco by-election. A focus for both their campaigns was connecting to the community and rais ing awareness about the importance of education. Nomination Day on September 26 for the October 15 by-election drew crowds of supporters. October: Prime Minister Perry Christie held a historic Cabinet meeting in Abaco on October 2. He and his ministers an nounced a number of decisions made for Abaco including more than $1.6 million in promised road repair and infrastructure and a pledge to increase police manpower Cabinet meeting has been held outside of Nassau. Later in the month Abaco endured Hurricane Sandy. The monster storm damage to many communities across Abaco but thankfully no loss of life. The Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Perry Christie, and his delegation toured North Abaco on October 29 to review the impact of hurricane Sandy on several communities there. The by-election in North Abaco was held on October 15 with Renardo Curry for the PLP coming out with the most votes and thus becoming the new MP for North Abaco. November: The 50th Anniversary of Enfran chisement of Women in The Bahamas was held in the courtyard of the government complex in Dundas Town on November 26. Thirteen women were honoured dur ing the ceremony. On November 25 Prime Minister Perry Christie, along with a number of delegates, toured Bakers Bay Golf and Ocean Club and told the media that the resort is expected to contribute $450 mil Central & All Abaco Review From Page 15 Please see Review Page 18

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian January 15, 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 Dont Forget to place your Valentines Day Ad In our February 1st issue. Deadline for our February 1st issue is Friday Jaunary 25th Fo r information on ad rates you can drop by, phone or email us and we will be happy to assist you. We are located in Dove Plaza # 106 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com Phone: 242-367-3200 lion to the Public Treasury over the next 10 years. A helicopter crash on November 22, involving guests of Bakers Bay Resort on Guana Cay left one dead and four others seriously injured. December: During a visit by the Honourable Glenys Hannah Martin early in Decem ber, concerns were raised regarding certain logistic and design issues of the construction of the new Marsh Harbour airport. This delayed the December open ing of the airport until mid-2013. The Prime Minister was on Abaco on Review From Page 16 Renewal 2.0 on Abaco. This communitybased policing program was begun here several months ago and is one of the most ambitious crime prevention programmes in the Bahamas. Delta airlines, which already pro vides charter service to Abaco, hinted at the possibility of opening Abaco as one of its regular commercial routes. Delta structure of the new Marsh Harbour air port facility. Miss Spring City, Patricia Curry, was crowned Miss Abaco on December 16 at the Abaco Beach Resort after a strongly contested pageant.

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January 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 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 .............................. $$$ .................. 366-0133 Capn Jacks 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Market Place ...... $$$ .................. 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 .............. $$ 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Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667 Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Man-O-War 365-4019 Abaco Crash, Fire & Rescue 365-9111 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0549 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 North Abaco Sandy Point Treasure Cay Casaurina Point Cherokee Crossing Rocks Green Turtle Cay Hope Town Man-O-War Charter Boats 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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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian January 15, 2013 HOME INSURANCE Your Peace Of Mind Is Important To Us! Insurance Management makes home protection a priority with the most dependable protection in The Bahamas. It's how they've earned their good reputation. Coverage you can rely on.INSURANCE MANAGEMENT(BAHAMAS) LIMITED. INSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTS email: info@imbabaco.comNassauRosetta Street P.O.Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 394-5555 Fax: (242) 323-6520Freeport1, Pioneers Way P.O.Box F-42541 Tel: (242) 350-3500 Fax: (242) 350-3510AbacoQueen Elizabeth Dr. P.O.Box AB-20666 Tel: (242) 367-4204 Fax: (242) 367-4206EleutheraQueens Highway P.O.Box EL-25190 Tel: (242) 332-2862 Fax: (242) 332-2863ExumaQueens Highway P.O.Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 336-2304 Fax: (242) 336-2305

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January 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 2 JANUARY 15TH, 2013 Renowned violinist performs at Little Harbour By Jennifer Hudson Family and friends of renowned clas sical violinist, Elizabeth Pitcairn, were once again treated to an amazing recital on New Years Eve in the Gallery at Petes Pub, Little Harbour. The recital Ms. Pit cairn gives each year is a very special treat greatly looked forward to by her admirers. Her family has had a connection with Ab aco for many years, owning Bridges Cay, a small island close to Little Harbour on time out of her busy schedule of worldwide concert tours to spend Christmas and New Year on the cay and she gives back to the community with a wonderful recital at the end of each year. ery Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Johannes Brahms then in completely contrasting mood she played the haunting melody from the movie Schindlers List composed by John Williams. Following a romantic Please see Violin Page 8 Two Abaconians have been nominated for the Cacique Award this year. T hey are Malcom Spicer in the Event Planner category and Candace Key, who was nominated in two catego ries, Human Resources Development and Sustainable Tourism. Above: Candace Key (far left) along with some of her students and US Embassy delegates last year in Hope Town. For more see page 18. Above: Pete Johnson (left) with Elizabeth Pitcairn (center) with her custom replica Stradivarius, made Christophe Landon (right).

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 2013 Project Hope focuses on improving parenting relationships By Canishka Alexander Project H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Po tential to Emerge) was facilitated by Sim mone Bowe on Jan. 5. The event took place at Garnell Limperes Island Waves Com munity Center in Marsh Harbour, and will take place every six weeks. Bowe, a transformation strategist for the Horizons Development Group, ex plained that the free community forum for parents provides strategies on understand ing teens, exploring the learning process, and engaging in the child's learning experi School & Youth News ence. Project H.O.P.E. is a parenting support initiative of Horizons Academy to help its parents and those in the wider com munity to effectively support and engage in their child's learning experience, she said. Although the parenting forum was the projects focus was two-fold. Bowe pointed out that it gave parents strategies to become more involved in their child's learning experience while forging a posi tive reinforcement and partnership with Horizons Academy; and it helped parents understand teen behavior and ways to im prove those relationships. Included on the list of featured speak ers were Toastmaster Ta-Tanisha Murray and Psychologist Vernelle Swain. Ms. Murray talked about her role as a parent, and how parents can take an active role in their childs learning experience. Meanwhile, Ms. Swain, who is the director of Wellspring Center for Leader ship and Development Center, focused on a worldview of parenting, the developmen tal and transitional stages of children, and she listed emotional signs that may indicate that something is wrong. She also chal lenged parents to look beyond their own children by helping other children in the community. Parents also participated in a role play to demonstrate some of the issues that families experience. Some of the things that stood out for Bowe was the discon nection between children and their parents, their understanding of each other's wants and expectations; being able to commu nicate; and knowing how to parent effec tively, which in some instances is different from how they were parented. All in all, Bowe said she hoped that as a result of the forum, parents would get involved in their child's learning by creat ing an environment at home for the love of learning, discipline, inquiry and research. She added that parents must understand how differently this generation thinks, speaks and acts; they must maintain stan dards for respect and discipline. Finally, she said that parents should adjust their parenting style to suit their maturing child by giving age-appropriate responsibilities and allowing input in the creation of rules. Nova Southeastern University to offer B.A. degrees By Samantha Evans Receiving a tertiary level education has been the dream of many locals for years and, since 2007, many of them have taken advantage of the opportunity to re ceive an Associates Degree with Success Training College without leaving their jobs or homes. In February, an information meeting will be held on Abaco for those persons who already have an Associates Degree and are interested in the pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Business Adminis tration. Nova Southeastern University is a recognized university worldwide and is the pioneer institution in online learning. They have been offering Bachelors, Mas ters and now Doctorate Degree programs in New Providence for more than a de cade and now that interest in looming on the island of Abaco, they are looking to All classes will be taught by Nova lectur ers who will travel to Abaco each weekend from Fort Lauderdale for classes. During the month of January interest ed persons can call 458-7264 or 699-2273 to have their name and contact informa tion added to the enrollment list which will be forward to Nova in preparation for the February meeting. Additional information will also be shared at this time. Interested persons will need to ensure that they have college and BGCSE passes. Participants listening attentively to Ms. Vernelle Swain, director of Wellspring Center for Leadership and Development Center, at the Project H.O.P.E parenting forum on Jan. 5 at Island Waves Community Center The forum was initiated to help parents understand teen behaviour and give them strategies to improve their relationships with their children.

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 2013 Man-O-War Hardware Non-Corrosive Hardware An Extensive Selection of Brass, Stainless & Monel Bolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel Bolts Stainless Steel Hurricane Clips #1 Lumber Plain & Pressure Treated Pine, Fir, Cypress Teak & Mahogany Interior, Exterior & Marine PLYWOOD For quotes or information Call Walter Sweeting l Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 365-6011 l Fax (242) 365-6039 School & Youth News moves to new location and hosts open house By Samantha Evans Challenging Youths to Become Ex ceptional Role Models is the motto of Cyber Learning Center, which has now moved to their new location in the Josh Hann Plaza in Marsh Harbour. To cel ebrate this move and the start of this new chapter, Cyber Learning started the 2013 school year on Friday evening, January 4 at 5:30pm. An Open House was held at the school in the location that once housed The Department of Education. The building has allowed Sharon Greene and her staff to spread out and have more rooms to educate their stu dents. The new facility now has two lower primary rooms, a computer lab, a bathroom, an upper primary classroom, a junior classroom, an intermediate class room, resource center, library, a senior classroom, lots of storage, a kitchenette own water cooler, microwave and bath room which further enhance learning. Ac cording to Principal Green, the staff start ed this move shortly before the Christmas Holiday and they worked hard to ensure that this new space would be conducive to the individualized instruction that they pride themselves in. Further, the school is now adding French to the lower primary schedule and Spanish to the upper primary schedule. Any additional changes will be made for September. The students will be busy after school, as they are during the school day, with their new afterschool tutoring pro gram. On Monday the students will take By Canishka Alexaner Teachers and students of St. Francis Ceremony on Jan. 4 to commemorate the New Year. Religious Knowledge Teacher Elmer Bongon led everyone in a Beginning of Year Prayer before addressing the audi ence. St. Francis begins New Year with As he shared the story of the birth of Jesus, Mr. Bongon talked about the wise men that brought gifts of gold, frankin cense and myrrh before bowing down and worshipping Him. As we face another year, let us all remember that our life is like the journey of the three wise men. We are always in search for the brighter or brightest star, Bongon said. Who are the stars in our lives? Who are our guiding stars? Are we following them or do we sometimes refuse to follow them? Students were invited to sing We the presence of royalty. The Three Wise Men greeted the students with motivational tips to help guide them throughout the school year and as a reminder to be the light among their peers. Principal Josephine Kumar wished of Gods blessings on behalf of the admin istration and staff. She thanked Mr. Bon gon, Mr. Ronan Sarmiento and Mr. Arden Granados for preparing the service as well as Mr. Dennis and Ms. Mary. She told stu dents that they must always remember to be grateful. Try to be grateful for everything in life even the bad experiences, Ms. Kumar admonished. She also introduced and welcomed six new students to the school before calling on Mr. Cecil Simon, a teacher, to make an of Majority Rule in The Bahamas. Mr. Bongon brought the ceremony to an end with another prayer and song. Above: St. Francis students dressed as the three wise men during their schools perfor mance. Please see Cyber Page 5

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January 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 computer classes and have supervised homework. On Tuesday to Thursday they will be having classes in mathematics and English for primary students. BJC Math classes will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays and BJC English will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. On Fridays they will have what they call co-curricula activities such as drama, spelling bee, sports, reading, languages, and Christian clubs. After school care will be held from 3:30-5:30pm at a cost of $5 an hour. During this time, the students will be supervised while they do their homework and work on the computer. The bookstore is also open at Cyber ever. They have all major books to ac commodate all grade levels. BJC and BGCSE practice books have just been added to their inventory and are on sale. BJC books are $20 and BGCSE books are $30.00. BJC books are available for Math, English, Social Studies, Health and General Science, and Religion. BGCSE books are available for Math, English, and Religion so far but more books will be in stock soon. The bookstore is open Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm and on Sat urday from 8am to 1pm. This new building has allowed the dreams and envision what their new school building will look like. Parents who attended the open house were very pleased and could not wait for the school year to begin. One parent actually stated that the classrooms are so conducive to learning that if students dont learn that means they do not want to learn. Finally, Cyber has a new staff in cluding a Guidance Counselor for the includes: Joan Mellard-Blake English teacher, Teacher of literature, Spanish and religion for the junior (and interme diates) students and teacher in charge of the high school. Vernique Russell is the Grade 1 and 2 teacher. Nadine McIntoshRamsunan is in charge of the primary school, is the Guidance Counselor, Spell ing Bee Coach and teacher of history and life skills. Onasha Parker is the teacher of lower primary and computer science. Mr. Robinson is the math teacher and Mr. Green teaches PE and Art & Design. Fi nally, Principal Green teaches Health Sci ence and Social Studies. With all of these changes and up dates, the school can comfortably cater to interested persons can contact the school at 367-5757 or 367-3025 (temporary num ber). School & Youth News Urban Renewal Drill programs beginning Press Release The registration for the Drill Core after-school program will be held for all grades 4 to 6 at Central Abaco Primary School (Private schools have been invited to join) on that campus on Wednesday, 16 January 2013 at 3:30pm. The registration for the Drill Core after school program will be held for all grades 7 to 10 at Abaco Central High School (Private schools have been invited to join) on that campus on Monday, 21 January 2013 at 3:30pm. The registration for the Drill Core after school program will be held for all grades 4 to 6 at J. A. Pinder Primary School (Sandy Point) at that campus on Monday, 14 January 2013 at 3:15pm. The registration for the Drill Core after school program will be held for all grades 4 to 6 at Coopers Town Primary School, Coopers Town on that campus on Thursday, 17 January 2013 at 3:30pm. Cyber From Page 4 Like The Abaconian on Facebook today for news briefs and updates Press Release Music Doing Good returns to the Ba hamas for two concerts entitled, Voice of (ECC). Performances take place on Fri day, February 1, 2013, 7:30 pm at the Hope Town Lodge (in Hope Town Settle ment) and Saturday, February 2, 2013, 7:30 pm at Abaco Beach Resort, Marsh Harbour. Every Child Counts offers alter native education for children with learn ing, developmental or physical disabilities. Houston-based Music Doing Good is a ton, Texas. In keeping with the mission of philanthropy through music, they seek to engage, educate and enrich lives through and outreach programs. David LaDuca, Music Doing Good Executive and Creative Director says, Every Child Counts is such a worthy or ganization. Last year, we were struck by the hearts of the passionate and dedicated staff of this incredible school, and inspired by the spirit of each child we met. Ja net Reingold, 2012 organizing committee Chair, said about last years performance: "...it was an entertaining, enlightening, heart and soul, passion and compassion, creativity and spirit. They demonstrate incomparable professional expertise as singers, songwriters, musicians, and child education specialists. And the attention to detail messaging, music, and more makes a Music Doing Good performance compelling and moving for every audience member. They personify their mission, and their generous spirit is contagious. Adds LaDuca, We are honored and compelled to return this year, and have been working with the children to make a great show we know everyone will enjoy. Says Trish Michie, this year's organizing certs you won't want to miss, and the fact that they serve a great cause while people have a fun and memorable time is icing on the cake. We are fortunate to hear these performers here in the Abacos. Music lovers are invited to dive in as Music Doing Goods diverse cadre of world-class artists musically explore the magic and mystery of the ocean, with original tunes and popular selections such as Come Sail Away and Dock of the Bay. The students of ECC will also dance and perform songs that are sure to warm heart. For tickets: In Hope Town, call Hope Town Lodge 366 0095. If planning to dine at the Lodge before the 7:30pm show, please call for reservations. For tickets in Marsh Harbour, call Every Child Counts 367 2505. Abaco Resort also has tick ets for sale at 367 2158. The doors to the Marquee room will open at 6:00pm to al low for viewing of silent auction items to be auctioned during intermission. Concert starts at 7.30pm. Those who wish to dine at the hotel before the show are requested to make reservations. All ticket proceeds Counts. During the intermission there will be a silent auction of decorated furniture to raise funds for ECC School. The donated wooden furniture pieces have been beauti fully painted with underwater scenes and Dinner will be available to order poolside at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge from 5.30 p.m. Some performers and ECC students from last years concert at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge.

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 2013 Business Press Release On December 17, the Green Turtle Club Resort and Marina held its annual staff Christmas party. The food was excel lent and the DJ played the tunes that had Christmas spirit. Eleven prizes were raf tickets on Silver Airways and a three night vacation to Disney World. At the party interim General Man ager, and CoOwner of The Green Turtle Club, Adam Showell, announced that ef fective immediately Linda McIntosh would become the new General Manager of the Green Turtle Club. Linda has worked at the Green Turtle Club for over 28 years and was previously plause and cheers spontaneously erupted Hair and nail classes to begin in February By Samantha Evans Trained beautician of sixteen years, Kenesha Mackey will be offering hair and nail classes on the island beginning Feb ruary 27, 2013. She is the owner of Pure Hair and Nail Spa in New Providence but she is originally from Freeport. Mackey stated that her ties to Abaco are through her sister who works here, her many friends and several locals who have attended her classes in the capital. She add ed that these students spoke so good about her classes that many persons have wanted her to offer classes here a long time ago but her schedule would not allow it until now. She offers classes in any area related to hair including perms, treatment, pony The classes will be held two days out of the from all of the staff. She will be supported by Molly McIntosh. Molly has been at the Club since the spring of 2007 in the Sales Manager position. Molly will continue heading up sales as well as being the new Assistant General Manager. Julie Russell has been employed by the Green Turtle Club for over 22 years and is moving out of her department with It is great to be able to promote top management from within the long time staff of The Green Turtle Club. We have been widely recognized for having one of the nicest and most talented staff found at any Out Island Resort, said Mr. Showell. Green Turtle Club is looking forward to a wonderful year in 2013 and says they will have many great announcements of events and specials the New Year progresses. On Dec 17, Green Turtle Club introduced their new GM, Linda McIntosh, who is taking over from the interim manager and co-owner, Adam Showell. Both Molly McIntosh and Julie Russell of the club will be in supporting positions for Ms. McIntosh. FRIENDS seeks employee to continue educational programs Press Release Friends of the Environment is an aco, The Bahamas. FRIENDS works to promote conservation and environmental awareness to the residents and visitors of the region. FRIENDS is currently planning an expansion to include a small research center (ACRE) which will be integrated with our education program. FRIENDS is looking for a respon sible, motivated Bahamian to implement the existing FRIENDS education program trips, after school and summer program ming and creating BGCSE Biology and combines skills course work; as well as new Abaco Conservation, Research & Ed ucation program (ACRE). Bachelors degree, interest and experience in the environment, desire to work with students of all ages and teaching experi ence preferred. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Friends of the Environment, info@friendsoftheenvi ronment.org week and each class will be a minimum of two hours. Each person will get a starter kit and a manual for the class. Nail classes will be offered as well and these students will get a starter kit and booklet. They will learn how to do French Tips, Pink and White, 3-D nails, Tammy Taylor, Cheese Cake, and the like. The classes are eight weeks each followed by an examination before completion. Each class is hands-on. Depending on the in terest, she will offer day and evening ses sions. She guarantees that persons who at tend her classes will be equipped will the hands on experience they need to start their own hair business or increase clientele. Mackey has been interested in Cos metology since high school then went away to Dudleys Cosmetology School where she learned her craft. She considers herself to be a professional cosmetologist as she loves what she does. She has been teaching classes since late 2008 and sees it as her ministry. Interested persons can call her at 431-2296, email her at keneshamackey@ hotmail.com or Facebook her at Kenesha Mackey.

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January 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 Ron-Paul Cabinets Plus Visit our Showroom Located Opposite the old Lowes Pharmacy Owners: Ronnie & Pauline Roberts Phone: (242) 367-0546 Mattresses Box Springs Bed Frames Serta Pillowtop Mattress.. Queen $440 Twin Box Spring $120 Full Mattress $245 Queen Orthopedic Mattress $305 King Orthopedic Mattress $400 Metal Twin Over Full Bunk Bed $550 with 2 Reg Mattress $950 Metal Twin Over Twin Bunk Bed $450 with 2 Reg Mattress $780 Wooden Twin Over Twin Bunk Bed Only $575 with 2 Reg Mattress $905 CARPET & PADDING 4 Biscuit Joiner w/ Carring Case $195 1000 Assort Biscuits $105 Bosch Colt Palm Grip Router Kit w/ Carring Case $275 Black & Decker Jig Saw $130 Adirondack Chairs 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 Insights for your Inner spring chapters Submitted by Whitney Bain It has been a pleasure moving through this book with those who have chosen to read the column. I made a few detours since starting the column several months ago to add some variety to what was being presented and I trust that those ing our tour of The Magic of Thinking BIG by Dr. David J. Schwartz in this col umn and will embark on other discoveries that will hopefully challenge our current thinking and expand our knowledge. the book is just now hitting its stride as we are getting into chapter 6 and beyond. The ultimate intent here is to encourage you to get the book (if you have not al ready done so) and read the rest of it. As an encouragement I will be giving a syn In chapter 6 Dr. Schwartz chapter title You are what you think you are; is a telling statement in so many peoples lives. As I see it he asks Who do you think you are? and as you answer him you recognize that you are what you think you are. You start observing your sur roundings, your accomplishments; you start to look at your friends and other re lationships. Indeed, for many they come to the realization that they are in fact the sum total of what they have been thinking over the years for some its scary, for others its downright depressing and still for some it is exhilarating. Dr. Schwartz begins this chapter by saying that oth ers see in us what we see in ourselves. We get the kind of treatment we think we deserve. He asserts that thinking regulates action. Therefore, how you think de termines how you act, how you act in turn determines how others react to you. As I think about this statement my mind recalls some former colleagues that I worked with who can only be described as wet blankets. As you may know blan kets bring warmth, protection from the elements and impart a sense of security. Conversely a wet blanket does none of the above; it makes you cold, wet and wish ing to be anywhere else but wherever that wet blanket is. Comparatively speaking these former colleagues were famous for always seeing things negatively or for see ing themselves as a victim. Despite trying to speak positively to them I soon realized that they preferred living in negative land and the notion of moving to a more positive place would involve too much effort. Persons living in negative land have some signs that show who they are without them saying a single word; the outward appearance is crumpled, untidy and unorganized, they have a poor attitude towards their present job, they lack enthusiasm, they have no desire to be the best, they allow anything to enter their minds or to be spoken to them and they accept it. If you recognize any of these traits in yourself or another do the exact op posite and make a change in yourself or avoid those poisonous persons. The more you create an atmosphere of negativity the more you will become what surrounds you. In chapter 7 Dr. Schwartz speaks to the very point that we ended the last para graph on managing your environment; his title for this chapter is called Manag ing your Environment: Go First Class. Dr. Schwartz says the body is what the body is fed. By the same token, the mind is what the mind is fed. Mind food, of course, does not come in packages, and you cant buy it at the store. Mind food is your environment all the countless subconscious thought. The kind of mind food we consume determines our habits, attitudes and personality. Each of us in herited a certain capacity to develop. But how much of that capacity we have devel oped and the way we have developed that capacity depends on the kind of food we feed it. In short our environment shapes us. He further highlights aspects of some of our current individual environments as such prolonged association with nega tive people makes us think negatively; close contact with petty individuals devel ops petty habits in us. On the brighter side, companionship with people possess ing BIG ideas raises the level of our think ing; close contact with ambitious people gives us ambition. He encourages the reader to remember people who tell you it cannot be done almost always are unsuccessful people, are strictly average or mediocre at best in terms of accom plishment. The opinions of these people can be poison! Some of the advice Dr. Schwartz suggests relative to our environ ments are as follows; circulate in new groups (make new friends), select friends who have different views from your own and select friends who stand above pet tiness and who breathe encouragement into your plans and ideals. He states that since conversation is a big part of the environment that you create for yourself, always make it positive! In chapter 8 Dr. Schwartz speaks about making your attitudes your allies. actually have a voice. The key focus of this chapter is the concept of growing or cultivating attitudes. He encourages the reader to grow the attitude of I am ac tivated, in this he means that you need to elevate the level of your enthusiasm by learning more about particular topics you are connected to, learning more increases enthusiasm; secondly putting more life in all aspects of your life your smile, your handshake, your walk and your talk. Act alive and that vitality will translate into enthusiasm. And then he encourages everyone to broadcast good news, he as serts that no one accomplished anything positive by telling bad news. Chapter 9 speaks about Thinking right toward people. Dr. Schwartz opens the chapter by informing the reader that a basic rule of success is that it depends on the support of other people. He con cludes with the following advice make yourself lighter to lift be likable, take the initiative in building friendships, ac cept human differences and limitations (dont expect anyone to be perfect), dont let others prejudice your thinking about a third person, encourage others to talk (be come a great listener), practice courtesy all the time and dont blame others when you receive a setback. The Magic of Thinking BIG is that it is very well written. It provides practical advice to many issues faced by persons generally and it continues to nudge the reader in the direction of becoming a bet ter person. The remaining chapters help the reader to solidify their quest to Think BIG. Dr. Schwartz directs the reader to Get the Action Habit in chapter 10, he in structs them on how to turn defeat into victory in chapter 11, he educates them on how to use goals to enable growth in chap out to them how to be a leader. The main points that stand out that I would like to leave with you are these; Chapter 10 Get the action habit -Be an activationist. Be someone who does things. -Dont wait until conditions are per fect. They never will be. -Ideas have value only when they are acted upon. -Use action to cure fear and gain fear will disappear! -Dont wait for the spirit/inspiration to move you. Take action, dig in and you move the spirit! -Think on terms on now. Tomor row, next week, later and similar words are often synonymous with the failure Opinion Please see Insights Page 18

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 2013 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 piece entitled Melody by Tchaikovsky, Romanian Dance. While all of the pieces displayed different moods and styles, the It involved much spiccato bowing in which the bow is bounced off the string and be fore beginning the piece she told her audi ence It is best to play this piece when you have had a fright so that your arm shakes. When performing internationally, Elizabeth plays on her 1720 Red Mendels sohn Stradivarius but unfortunately, we are not privileged to hear its wonderful sound as a priceless violin like that cannot be sub jected to the rigours of an island climate. This year, however, we came very close since her friend, Christophe Landon, who was here with her and who is a Master Violin Maker with workshops around the world, had presented her with a new violin as a very special Christmas gift. He crafted the violin as an exact replica of her Stradi varius and the sound was tremendous. The top is made from a piece of 150 year old spruce and the back is maple. Mr. Landon of the Strads varnish pattern. He worked and put on the strings on Christmas Day. The audience, as always, was very appreciative of Ms. Pitcairns performance and this is certainly a wonderful way to bring in the New Year. South Abaco Violin From Page 1 North Abaco By Mirella Santillo Heavy damage to the vegetation caused by Hurricane Sandy did not pre vent ninety four speciesseven more than last yearto be sighted during the annual Audubon Society North Abaco Christmas Bird Count. In spite of the high number, no extremely rare bird was spotted, but an abundance of birds belonging to certain species was reported. Fifty two Red Knots were observed Doves were in abundance at the old Cit rus Farm as well as Northern Mocking birds, Red-winged Blackbirds and Yellow Throated Warblers. Among the not so commonly seen species were two North ern Harriers hunting over the Citrus Farm; a Zenaida Dove hanging out by the Blue Hole near the horse farm, a Bahama Mock ingbird, not usually seen on North Abaco, feeding on papaya in someones backyard in Treasure Cay as well as three beautiful the Marls was also an exciting sight. The eighteen people who met that morning of December 29, 2012 were di vided into three groups. Nine people took off to the fruit farm, led by Bruce Purdy who had come from Florida for the occa sion. A group went south towards Treasure Cay residential area and the dump under the leadership of Denny Moore with the Bahamas National Trust in Nassau and the third group. with Dr. Elwood Bracey in charge, went north to check the Marls, the old nursery and the Sea of Abaco coast. A lot of the coppice trees on the Cit rus Farm had lost leaves and berries, so Warblers, Western Spindalis and other coppice feathery residents were not as abundant as usual. A Northern Harrier swooped back and forth for several min Picture above is the Bruce Purdy group by a blue hole in North Abaco. Left to right: Ja nene Roessler, Barbara Foreman, Bruce Purey, Uli Nowlan, Marcus Davis, Susan Lill and Darla Alsteen. plumage. Cuban Hummingbirds also posed for photographers and the total number of birds recorded was impressive, so overall, it was a very rewarding day. Baltimore Oriole, Limpkin, WormEating Warbler, Pied-billed Grebe and Forsters Terns were added the following day to bring the count to 99, just short of the 100 birds target that Dr. Bracey had hoped to see. Audubon Society seeks birds in North Abaco

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January 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 WWW.FLORIDAAIRCARGO.COM Cargo Service on demand at your con venience Bahamas, Caribbean, Central & South America Our Fleet: DC-3 for large volume loads Caravan C-208 Cargo Master 15001 NW 42nd Ave (Warehouse) Suite 122 Opa-Loka, Florida 33054 Flightexpresso@aol.com Tel: 305-687-5880 Fax: 305-687-5882 CARAVAN C-208 DOUGLAS DC-3 Sports Press Release The 2013 Great Abaco Family Fit ness Weekend is now open for registra tion. Registration details are available at the event website www.GAFFW.com or by contacting the Ministry of Tourism in Marsh Harbour. The weekend-long event will be held from March 22-24th at the Treasure Cay Beach, Marina, & Golf Resort. The weekend starts off with a 1-mile open wa ter swim on Friday, a Sprint & Olympic triathlon on Saturday followed by a kids' 1-mile run, and a 5k/10k fun run/walk on Sunday. Planning for the second instance of the event has been taking place over the past year and the organizers look forward ented event. Last years event brought around 75 participants and dozens more volunteers and spectators. This year there has been keen interest both locally and abroad, with a large group from Freeport planning to compete as well as a good base of athletes out of Nassau. Abaconians are expected to provide strong competition yet again, as the inaugural event was successful and well-received throughout the archipelago. Last year local triathletes Simon Lowe and his father Greg Lowe were slat ed to compete head-to-head in the Olympic triathlon, but due to an injury Simon had to watch from the sidelines. This year they both plan on returning and Greg will de fend his title against his son and the other competitors. were both women, one from Freeport and the other from South Carolina. The event is geared towards both locals and visitors alike. Treasure Cay has one of the most scenic ocean swims available and it was ranked one of the top ten beaches in the world by Caribbean Travel & Life. The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Treasure Cay Resort & Marina, and Da mianos/Sotheby's International Realty have again joined as the main sponsors. All of the sponsors' support of the event is immensely appreciated, along with all the hard work and support of the volunteers, friends and family. This year Bahamas Ferries has a trip running from Nassau to Abaco for the event, leaving Friday morning and return ing Sunday afternoon. Those interested are asked to contact Bahamas Ferries di rectly to book their transportation. Above: competitors enter the Treasure Cay waters to start the Sprint Triathlon as part of the GAFFW in 2012. Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend gears up for 2013 Family Island athletes lead the way Moores Island natives Elroy McBride and Shane Jones recognized Press Release The Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) held its 13th Annual Awards Luncheon, under the patronage of the Honourable Kendal Nottage, honour ing Our Golden Knights, Olympians and Youth in Athletics. The awards ceremony, which was a Administration. The event featured excit ing video presentations and was oversub scribed by the many supporting fans, fam ily friends, and sponsors such as platinum partners FYP and BTC. Perhaps the high light of the evening was the attendance by the athletes themselves, led by two of our Olympic Golden Knights, Ramon Miller and Demetrius Pinder. Athletes were rec ognized for their participation on the eight national teams that represented The Baha mas in 2012, with top athlete awards given to the top performers of this year. Of the athletes being recognized, nine represented three family islands. Five athletes from Eleuthera, led by Golden Knight Chris Brown, Denzel Pratt, Kris tina Knowles, Kiana Albury and Andre Colebrook, the recipient of the Sir Dur ward Knowles Family Island Athlete of the Year award. Two athletes were recognized from Andros: CAC team member Leo Kemp and Tamara Myers, who was a nominee for 4 top athletes awards, winning both the Ronald Cartwright Most Outstanding Junior Female Field Athlete of the Year and the Collegiate Female Field Athlete of the Year awards. Moores Island, two veteran athletes, El roy McBride and Shane Jones, were rec ognized. The largest number of non-New Providence delegates came from the island of Grand Bahama with a total of 31 athletes selected to the eight teams throughout the year, from the CUT level to the 2012 Lon don Olympic Games. While many athletes attended, the event is still challenged due to the geo graphical layout of the country, economi cal restraints, competition with the yuletide season celebrations, and lastly, many of our senior athletes remain in the United States to prepare for the indoor season. Despite these challenges the athletes who were not in attendance were still recognized. Grand Bahamas GBAAA President, Mr. Kem Stuart, and Freeport-based BAAA Coun cil Member Anita Doherty, accepted the awards on behalf of all the absentee Grand Bahamian athletes. Awards for other ab sentee Family Island residents were accept ed by family members and friends present. It goes without saying that represen tation by Family Island athletes remains on the rise. The Family Islands athletes per formances are representative of the view Please see BAAA Page 10

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 2013 that the world has come to hold about The Bahamas. In the 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games The Bahamas was said to have won the games per capita. Similarly, New Providence is of late outshined by the family island performances, per capita. Moores island, whose popula tion is a little over 800 persons, continues to send viable male sprinters on the vari ous national teams and the relay team from lays each year. Three of the four Golden Knights represent islands other than New Provi dence, and out of the 21 top athletes awards categories, nine categories were won by Grand Bahamians or Family Island athletes. However, this does not present rather the result of initiatives by the BAAA to be inclusive. An idea that has taken years of slow progress is now showing signs of success. In fact, it is through initiatives from clubs like Club Monica and Striders that have satellite programs, where ideas, workouts and resources are shared to encourage family island athletes to excel and attend meets in New Providence throughout the year. Athletes such as Andre Colebrook have relocated to New Providence to train and have access to facilities. The BAAA, in conjunction with the Coaches Associa tion, has encouraged coaches throughout the Family Islands to obtain IAAF and also hosted clinics locally and sponsored continuing education for coaches interna tionally. These initiatives are the results of within the family islands. In a recent Tribune article Minister Daniel Johnson shared the governments program to take these initiatives one step further. In January 2013 the government gram. With the program under the govern ments administration, this is an opportuni ty to bring organization and structure to the process, provide consistent and long-term funding and involve the participation of re tired elite athletes and international scouts. London Olympics ushered in the change of tide with a new generation of elite Baha mian athletes. With these new initiatives, seeking out talent, not only in the family islands but also New Providence, The Ba hamas is primed, once again for Olympic success in Rio 2016. It is with these goals in mind that BAAA under a new administration contin ues to welcome this partnership with the government, remains dedicated to hosting international events, clinics and awards ceremonies to honor our National Team Members. The luncheon was a display to the athletes and coaches that their hard work noticed. We are proud of all our Baha mian athletes, but we pay special tribute to the Grand Bahamian and Family Island athletes whose less-than-desirable training circumstances, prove that with a big heart all things are possible. Sports BAAA From Page 9 Press Release Beautiful January weather was on tap of Abaco. Winds were unfortunately very light and out of an unfavorable location for this venue. However, there was a good Sands and Thomas Key. The light winds proved to be trouble for not only the regulars, but especially for the new competitors. The course had to be shortened to a part of the harbour that had more consistent winds. Weeds were also an issue catching Jim Kaighins keel sitting in storage for about 8 months, elec tronic problems gave Randy and Thomas trouble. Round 2 will be held in Little Harbour January 19th. Come for lunch at Petes Pub and the racing starts at 2:00. Lenores famous brownies will be served following the racing. And as always, the commit tee thanks Lenore Mulock, for running the races, and also to Amy Sands for counting down the starts and taking pictures while Ylva was recovering from a cold. Ylva and Anders are expected to return for the Little Harbour race. year in Marsh Harbour Inconsistent winds proved challenging for the racers. A second race at Petes Pub on Jan. 19 will pit competitors against each other once more. Photo credit: Amy Sands.

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January 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 Artist Highlight Leanne Russell By Canishka Alexander As a self-taught Bahamian artist, Leanne Russell remembers a connection to art from an early age. She recalled a humourous story of being attached to her gave her crayons, and she coloured on her upon its transformation to that of a work of art atop a shelf. After graduating from high school, Leanne went on to study commerce at St. Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Sco tia. She returned to her beloved Abaco to love: painting. Securing employment at the Green Turtle Club, she completed a collection of murals for her employers. She has also worked on a string of commissions for cor porate and private collections in the United States and Australia, and her work has graced the shores and inspired the people of St. Lucia and Dominica. While Leanne favours watercolor and acrylic on canvas or recycled antique clapboard shutters, she is open to allowing her artistic style to become a more progressive one. Lately, shes been experimenting with stain glass. But for now, her vibrant and expres sive masterpieces of The Bahamas culture and its people have captured the interest of many. In 2011, Leanne participated in the Public Treasury Art Program after being approached by Keisha Oliver, exhibition coordinator. The Bahama Mama inaugural of Abaco. Later this year, Leanne and Scharad Lightbourne, a Bahamian photographer, will team up in June for a collaborative show. The two plan to pay tribute to our countrys forefathers through their com bined mediums. There is also a solo show planned for July where Leanne will show case her work by offering what she calls a cohesive collection. You have to prove if you are rel evant, Leanne reasoned. The greatest payoff for me is if someone is inspired you have to be inspired and then inspire. I am inspired by the community feeding off of each others energy. It fos ters an appreciation and helps you to be come more creative and think outside of the box. Conversely, the last two years have created a whirlwind of activity for Le anne as she displayed her work through events hosted by DAguilar Art Founda tion, Burns House, the Central Bank of the Bahamas; the National Art Gallery for the Amos Ferguson Tribute Show; and Baha Mar Development. Leanne has been featured in Air Cur rents magazine, she was named a Cacique and she was a nominee for the Peoples Choice Award for Fash|Art 2012. Also in 2012, Leanne was chosen as one of the four nominees for Stylezine Magazine Peoples Choice Awards Visual Artist of the Year. Renowned Bahamian artist Alton Lowe and a mentor to Leanne has de scribed her as an inspiration for other young Bahamian artists. Truly she is an inspiration as a moth er of two, with a full-time job and an art career to go along with it. Nevertheless, Leanne recognized that the key to it all is balance. Leanne was also instrumental in the success of Furniture Plus Plus Arts & Culture (PAC) Summer Showcase 2011. As Acting Sales & Store Operations for the Abaco Furniture Plus store, Leanne and other staff members help to organize the event, which incorporated the work of 26 artists like Marjolein Scott and Karen Mc Intosh of Abaco Ceramics. Currently, the store is featuring the work of a new artist every month this year, and Green Turtle Cay Artist Rome Hyers stain glass lamps are now on display. Its important to network, Leanne disclosed. Nassau artists have the advan tage of having marketable art and the na tional art galleries. However, Leanne is also a big advo cate for decentralization of the arts, and would like to see more happening for the talented people of Abaco. Last week, she was delighted to attend the opening of the Hummingbird Gallery in Hope Town. For more insight into her work as a painter, Leanne Russell can be contacted at leannerssll@gmail.com or at leannerus sellart.com. Above: Abaco artist, Leanne Russell. Above: a sample of Leannes work. A painting of conch shells.

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 2013 How Wonderful it Was By Alton Lowe Not so very long ago the small com munities throughout the Abaco islands had maintained traditions that dated back to the arrival of their ancestors in the late 18th century. Men tipped their hats to the la bles, spun homemade tops and gathered on the beach to mend nets, scrape boat bottoms and tell tall tales. The ladies had their own social and work activities dedi cated to cleaning and washing the clothes of their husbands and children. They also quilted, baked pies and bread in rock ovens and lovingly nurtured their families. All of this took place for many years when money was virtually non-existant. Beginning in the 1950s, this world underwent a rapid change. Introduction of electricity, running water, telephone com munication and, later, television and the computer, radically altered the small com munities in these islands. Iris Lowe, Colin Lowe and I began a series of character-based articles along with my paintings which were initially pub lished in the 1970s. Those stories provide a marvelous insight into the lives of individ uals, many of whom are now gone. Their stories are rich, wonderful and unique. Each story, in the coming weeks, will appear in The Abaconian and allow readers to see how wonderful it was not so very long ago. History & Heritage Norman Albury Abaco Sailmaker By COLIN LOWE Originally published: The Tribune Feb ruary 17, 1977 it just requires a good back," says Norman Albury. To a person who has been working at it for 70 years, it probably doesn't seem sailmaking appears to be anything but an easy craft. It's almost a second nature to Mr. Norman, as he is known to almost ev eryone. This habit of calling people by "Mister" or "Miss" is standard practice throughout The Bahamas; perhaps a part of the customs brought to the islands by Loyalists from the southern United States. Also, there is a practical reason as among these small Out Island communities there are often many people with the same distinguish just who you are talking about. Then, too, everybody knows everybody else and has done so for all of their lives, so why the formality of last names? Ad dressing an older person as "Mister" or "Miss" is just a sign of respect, Mr. Norman was born in 1897 at Man-O-War Cay so it was not surprising that he developed a trade that was connect ed with the sea. He began sewing canvas when he was about ten-years-old, learn ing from his father who made sails for the sponging vessels in the area. Considering that sails were the only source of power that the native sloops and schooners had, the job of the sailmaker was one of impor tance. Mr. Norman recalls that there were about four other sailmakers in the Abaco area during that period, one at Marsh Har bour, two at Hope Town and one at Green Turtle Cay. A part from his sailmaking, Mr. Nor man was a teacher at Man-O-War and at Green Turtle Cay. He was married to Se lina Weatherford in 1919. Man-O-war Cay has become quite a tourist centre in recent years and this has proved to be a boon for Mr. Norman and his family as well as the rest of the com munity. Man-O-War's charming harbour is a favorite of visiting yachtsmen and there are always sleek boats and tall masts Above: a portrait or Norman Albury, painted by Alton Lowe. Please see Sailmaker Page 13

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January 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 lining the waterfront and at moorings. But, it's not for sails that they stop by Mr. Norman's little shop where some of the Members of his family can always be seen busily at work cutting and sewing. ous hats, bags, jackets and other products made from a sturdy, colourful material that is similar to canvas. These are all made in the shop in fact, visitors can see them being made by some of the ladies in Mr. Norman's family. It's really a unique and successful family enterprise. Mr. Norman isnt as active as he once was due to illness, but he is always happy to chat with visitors. He is a great source of local history and can still remember Man-O-War in the days before prosperity. Man-O-War has changed wonder are 95 homes on this little island owned by foreigners now. There is a lot more money made here now, but there's also a lot more wasted." acters of the Out Islands who has witnessed during his lifetime a great many changes in his community and in his country. He car ries within him a knowledge and a living memory of an important part of the history of his native land. This is something to be highly valued. History & Heritage Sailmaker From Page 11 Painting of the Hole-in-the-Wall Lighthouse, by Alton Lowe. Painting history By Alton R. Lowe If I had been asked at the age of sixteen, when I left The Bahamas to be come an artist, what I hoped to achieve in life, I would have been hard pressed to provide an answer. Like my own country whose sense of identity developed slowly over many decades, culminating in selfgovernment in 1967 and independence in 1973, my own vision of who I was and what I could accomplish in life came were truly formative years, and they have molded and enriched my life to this day. In those early years, I took for grant ed, as did most Bahamians, the unique beauty which surrounded me as I grew up. It was only after leaving The Bahamas to study in the United States that I slowly realized what a marvelous place my coun try was and to this day remains, and this has profoundly affected my work. An art ist can paint anything anywhere. His tal ent is only limited by his vision. As many people know, I have chosen to paint pri marily Bahamian subjects year after year. I have done this out of a great love for The Bahamas, its people and its heritage. It is my intent and my vision to amass a body of work that over time will show people for generations to come what The Bahamas was, is and can become. My interest in our traditions took shape when I was twelve years old and organized the Empire Day celebrations on Green Turtle Cay. It amazes me, and even makes me laugh to think of the "old" people allowing me to do so. I designed the costumes, organized the plaiting of the maypole and got older people to recite original poems and to sing island ballads. At this time and later, I was also active in Green Turtle Cay's New Year's Day "Bunce Parades", once again designing costumes and organizing the parade. In 1976, one of the proudest moments of my life occurred when I established the Albert Lowe Museum at Green Turtle Cay. I was determined that the wonder ful stories I had heard as a boy would not be lost. The museum, named in honour of my ship-building father, was meant to be a place that could tell the story of these islands and its early people: the Lucay ans, the Loyalists and their descendants, and the slaves who accompanied them and became the backbone of the country. This to keep the museum open, but over the years, tourists and journalists from all over the world have come to the museum and learned about our history and culture. Those who are interested know that The Bahamas is much more than "sand, sea Please see Painting Page 14

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 2013 and sun". Today, not only tourists, but numerous groups of students from the Out Islands and Nassau visit the museum to learn about their past. It has become a very useful educational tool and contin ues to energize me in terms of our history and our environment. Although I have port, I would like to say that The Bahamas Government has always fully supported this effort. Indeed, the museum was of and opening ceremonies were attended by hundreds of people from throughout the island and abroad. tablishing the museum. Bahamians from Green Turtle Coy and neighbouring is lands took renewed interest in family genealogy. I established committees and pally in the Ministry of Tourism under West, Florida (where many Bahamians have relatives), to develop a program to reunite families which had long since lost contact with each other. This was the original Island Roots Festival Hundreds of people participated on both sides of the Gulf Stream. Ceremonies took place both on Green Turtle Cay and in Key West. The Bahamas Government fully supported these efforts. This always included highTurtle Cay and Key West as "Sister Cit ies". Throughout the years, these festivi ties have been covered by ZNS as well as Miami's Channels 10 and 4. A second major result of establish ing the museum was a renewed interest in archaeology, making sense of artifacts readily available from Lucayan days and early settlements of Loyalists. A close friend, Robert Carr, an internationally Painting From Page 13 History & Heritage respected archaeologist, organized a dig which located the early settlement of Car leton on Great Abaco. His work continues up to the present. In April 2003, he sent a group to analyze the area at the New Plymouth jail in Green Turtle Cay. Addi tionally, he has excavated material on the museum grounds and helped authenticate and date materials now at the museum. Recently the government hired Bob Carr to excavate Preacher's Cave at Eleuthera where they discovered Lucayan artifacts and material from the Eleutheran Adven turers. A third result was the publication in 1983 of Sandra Riley's book Homeward Bound: A History of the Bahamas to 1850 the American Loyalist Plantation Period. The book remains in print and has helped preserve information which might well have been lost. Her research material is archived at the museum. of opening the museum and the growing interest in the past was the creation of the Memorial Sculpture Garden at Green Turtle Cay. I had dreamed for years of creating a sculpture garden which would celebrate the landing of the Loyalists and their slaves in The Bahamas. The Gar den's basic design is in the form of the Union Jack. Placed at intervals are ped estals with bronze busts of descendants of the early settlers. A bronze plaque on each pedestal tells an individual's story. Centered in the Garden are two young la dies in bronze standing atop a large ped estal. The bronzes are all created by my friend, James Mastin. The center sculp ture was entitled by Mastin, The Landing. Ground-breaking ceremonies under the auspices of Lady Pindling gave a strong start to project which took fully four years to complete. The Garden is a monument to Loyalists and slave alike. Both started new lives and became something unique: neither British nor African, but something newBahamian. The Garden, which was in 1987, was declared a Bahamas National Monument and today attracts hundreds of tourists. It has been written up in dozens of articles published in newspapers and magazines around the world. As a proud Bahamian, I might add that the Garden was the model for another Sculpture Gar den created at Key West several years ago. I would also like to say that with in Nassau and other islands, neither the idea nor the work of sculptor James Mas tin would have ever seen the light of day. Two other areas of interest should be mentioned as being solid contributions to Bahamian society and culture. I have always been interested in the performing arts and for twenty-eight years have spon sored a cultural weekend at Christmas. Concerts, plays and talks have been or ganized over the years. Community sup and audiences come from islands near and far. The annual weekend is supported by the Ministry of Tourism and information is widely disseminated through various publications. Many foreigners schedule their visits to coincide with the weekend. Performers are both foreign and Baha mian. Recently, Key West sent a seven ty-member Chorale for the occasion and Miami's Momentum Ballet Company has twice brought its troupe to perform under American grants to their company. While these activities have enriched my own life and that of many others, my main work and interest continues to be painting in oils. As of today, I have held thirty-eight one-man shows in Nassau. Ive also recently opened up a gallery at my home on Black Sound, Green Turtle Cay, which is open for special exhibi tions of my work throughout the year and by appointment when otherwise closed. I would like to think that the paintings which I have created through the years make up a body of work that uniquely tells the story of this beautiful land and her remarkable people. Life has been rich in these islands, but it has also been hard. Weak men and women would not have survived. Indeed, many of the strong did not survive. I have spent years recording in oils the lives of white and black Baha mians. While many of these paintings are now in private hands, I expect that over time many will come into public view, and the world will see what a rich legacy has been left to future generations. I would be remiss if I did not discuss the stamp paintings, now numbering over one hundred. These have taken even me ist" paintings was done in 1983. Working with the Postmaster General at the time, John Saunders, I have produced paint ings expressly for the Bahamas Govern ment almost every year since. It has been a labour of love. I take great pride and I am grateful to the Government for having had the opportunity to be of service to my country in this way. Summing up, people still marvel at the rich colours in my paintings, but these are true to life, as true as anything ever painted anywhere. I have sought to cap ture men and women at work and play, in all walks of life. I have done exten sive research for my historical paintings, whether shipbuilding in the Abacos or Columbus landing at San Salvador. Old buildings, many sadly now gone, are for ever memorialized. The beauty of our country shown in seascapes and land scapes, at dawn and at sunset, even in the luminous light of the moon, have, I be lieve, awakened many of us to the need to preserve what we have for future gen erations. These paintings have also served as "ambassadors of good will" for many people who either see them in private homes, public institutions or through the hundreds of articles in newspapers and magazines as well as television interviews done over the years. I have loved this country and discover each year new rea sons for continuing my work. Many of my and plants, are purchased for their beauty. These paintings also hold a truth: we must preserve and enhance what God gave us in these islands. I have developed a vision as I have matured and my paintings are at the core of that vision. Now that I am spending more time on Green Turtle Cay than I have for many years, friends have urged me to exhibit my original paintings not only here at my gallery on green Turtle Cay, but where many Abaconians and foreign friends can see them. My cousin, Percy Pinder and his family, have been kind enough to offer their establishment as an exhibition space. Thus, on February 16, at the Sand Dollar Shoppe in Marsh Harbour, twenty of my paintings will be on display until Feb. 21. While all the paintings will be for sale, Im excited that, after all these years, Abaconians and other friends will have an opportunity to see my originals instead of reproductions. Mr. and Mrs. Percy Pinder and family, and I, cordially invite all of our bition on Feb 16 21. 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

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Sea of Abaco views. $149,000 Beach Villa 648 2 bed, 2 bath with dining room addition, just steps from pool and Worlds Top 10 beaches! $260,000 NEW LISTINGExecutive Leases:3 Bed 2 Bath charming 1800 sq ft newly renovated canal home with coastal chic decor, pool, dock, 2 min walk to TC Beach. $2,500 per month 3 bed 2 Bath 1645 sq ft 2nd oor luxurious Bahama Beach Club Resort Condo with pools, bars, restau rants on worlds top ten beach. $2,800 per month. 4 Bed 3 Bath luxurious beach home on Windward Beach, fully furnished, oce & den $3,000 per month John CashABR, BRI, CRS, Broker UNDER CONTRACT SOLD SOLD SOLD James (Jim) David Alex ander Hall Sr Fu neral ser vice for the late James (Jim) David Alexander Hall Sr., age 71 years of Marsh Har bour, Abaco who died on Wednesday December 26th 2012 was held on Sat urday January 5th 2013 at 11 :OOam at New Vision Ministries, Sweeting's ciating will be Pastor Derek Benjamin assisted by Pastor David Cartwright. Precious memories of Jim will linger in the hearts of his loving Sons: David and Ricardo (Ricky); His Grand children: Taylor Hall and Vera Hall; His Brothers: Al, Evan and Ossie Hall: His Sisters: Dorothea Hall, Beatrice Sands and Geanette Albury; Brothersinlaw: Tony Sands and Lonnie Albury; Sisters-in-law: Phyllis Pugh and Juani ta Hall; His Nieees: Kristi Wong, Lon nette Ferguson, Fallon Albury, Misty Romero, Angelique Hall, Jessie Hall.. and Renee Pugh: His Nephews: John and Stephan Hall, Cameron Knowles, Luke Hall and Austin Hall; Niece-inlaw: Gina Knowles; Nephews-in-law: Lydell Ferguson and Danny Romero. He is also survived by a host of other relatives and friends including: Barbara Mae Weech Barbara Mae Weech was born on May 12th, 1926 to Cap tain Theo dore Crom well and Remembering Family and Friends Emily Jerlene Curry in New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas. Barbara was predeceased by her husband Foster, her parents Theodore Cromwell and Emily Jerlene Curry, sister Cynthia Lowe and brother Cur tis Curry. She is survived by one son Foster Ellsworth Weech and one daughter Paula-Leonne Unhjem. Sonin-law Ivar Unhjem, daughter-in-law Anne Weech. Sisters Esther Darville and Beverly Curry, sisters-in-law Elva Sweeting and Doreen Weech, broth ers-in-law Vertrum Lowe and Patrick Sweeting. Grandchildren Michelle and Matthew Key, Troy and Angela Unhjem, Ronny and Kristina Unhjem, Kelly and Jonathan Dam. Great-grand sons Cody, Bradley, Dylan Unhjem and Brayden Dam. Great-granddaugh ters Nikita Unhjem, Mackenzie Dam and Jennifer Cooke. Godson Grafton She is also survived by 11 neph ews, 10 nieces and a host of other relatives and friends including Martha Albury, Cherine McKinney, Cheryl Sweeting, Trevis and Peggy Curry, Anne Parotti, Sadie Lowe, Pat Beth el, Peter and Sally Sweeting, Wal lace and Denise McDonald, John and Karen Dam, Edmond and Chere Pin der, Clifton and Nancy Smith, Cheryl Cooke, Dr. Frank Boyce and the staff at Abaco Family Medicine. Funeral Service will be held Sat urday, January 12th at New Vision Ministries in Marsh Harbour, Abaco at 11am. New Year, New Opportunities. Looking to advertise? The Abaconian has a solution for whatever your marketing budget. we can reach your market. AbaconianNews@gmail.com

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 2013 Across 1. The 12 of these are studied in astrology. 3. (Slang) We done ______; To arrive 8. By its very _______ section. 12. Spreadbale made with fruits. 14. Concept of whats mine is mine and whats yours is yours. 15. Where food is prepared on a ship. swim it must _______. Down 2. _________ monarchy; Bahamian style of government. 4. The Down Under. 5. To slowly shrink. 6. Good luck catching anything without ______. 7. __________ Rule, Celebrated January 10. 9. Forever. 11. Fool someone by pulling this over their eyes. 13. High and _______. 16. Joy, Peace and ______, the greatest of these. 17. Richard the Lionhearts opponent. Across 1. MAYANS The 2012 End-ofthe-world prophecy attributed to ______ 4. AUDUBON This society in Abaco are avid bird-watchers. 5. BRAVE DPMs nickname. 9. DUNE Coastline feature extremely susceptible to hurricanes and surges. 11. WINE Comes in red and white. 12. RESOLUTION Made at the beginning of the year. 15. EMERALDS ________ and rubies. 17. FIREWORKS A common sight at midnight on new Years. Down 2. SUBSTITUTE To use in place of; or a students favourite type of teacher. 3. CLARIDGE This ultra-runner will attempt Crown Haven to Sandy point. 5. BILNEY ________ Lane; Orphanage in Nassau. 6. PATTERSON Byrle ________________, a memorial park in Hope Town. 7. BLUES Precursor to rock n roll. 8. WINNER Everyones a __________! 10. DELTA This airline is eyeing Abaco as a possible new commercial destination. 13. CRABS These come in white, black or blue, among others. 14. FLUSH This Royal always wins. 16. SIMMONS Bill _______ Construction; company given Abacos road contract in Otober and again for January.

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January 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 Drug Arrest (Suspect arrested and charged) At 10:54pm on 29th December, 21 year old male and a 16 year old male, both of Murphy Town, in reference to Pos ducted a search of the accused persons in the area of Murphy Town and discovered a plastic bag containing marijuana. As a result, they were arrested and charged. Shopbreaking (Under Investigation) At 9:45am on 28th December, 2012, a 30 year old male of Crossing Rocks, Abaco reported that sometime between 5:30pm on 27th December and 9:30am on 28th December, 2012, some unknown person broke into a local clothing store lo cated Marsh Harbour. The culprit stole an assortment of mens clothing. Police action requested. are investigating this matter. Shopbreaking (Under Investigation) At 10:40am on 28th December, 2012, a 37 year old female of Crossing Rocks, Abaco, reported that sometime between 7:00pm on 27th December, 2012 and 10:40am on 28th December, 2012, some unknown person/s broke into a local Beauty Shop located Marsh Harbour, Ab aco. The culprit searched but nothing ap pears to be stolen. Police action requested. are investigating this matter. Unlawful Sexual Intercourse (Suspect arrested and charged) At 12:05am on 29th December, 2012, a 28 year old female of Marsh Harbour reported that sometime around 12:02am same date, she and her boyfriend caught an adult male in her residence with her 15 years old sister of the same address. Police action requested. Suspect Arrested patched to the scene where they arrested the suspect: a 20 year old male of Spring City, Abaco. The suspect was brought to M.H.P.S. where he was charged for the offence. Investigation continues. (Suspect arrested and charged) At 10:25am on 28th December, 2012, a 29 year old male of Murphy Town, Aba co, reported that sometime around 7:00am the same date while at a friends residence in Murphy Town, a young man known to him caused harm to him. Police action re quested. ing investigations into this matter. Stealing (Under Investigation) At 12:42pm on 28th December, 2012, a 29 year old female of Murphy Town, Abaco reported that sometime be tween 9:40pm and 10:25pm on 27th De cember, 2012, some unknown stole from her residence cash and other valuables. are investigating this matter. Sudden Death At 12:50am on 26th December, 2012, a 43 year old male of Marsh Har bour reported that his father, 71 years of age, of Marsh Harbour died at his resi dence located at Marsh Harbour. Police action requested. Same date, a local Doctor pronounced the body dead and reported that the de ceased was suffering from lung cancer. Foul play was not suspected in this matter. Damage (Under Investigation) At 10:00am on 26th December, 2012, a 60 year old female of Marsh Harbour, Abaco, reported that sometime between 6:30pm on Monday 24th December, 2012, and 10:00am on Wednesday 26th Decem ber, 2012, some unknown person/s broke the front glass-door to her shop, located inMarsh Harbour, Abaco. Police action requested. are investigating this matter. Housebreaking (Under Investigation) At 6:20am on 25th December, 2012, a 48 year old female of Spring City, Abaco, reported that sometime around 6:15am on Tuesday 25th December, 2012, some un known person/s broke into her residence. The culprit searched and stole cash. Police action requested. are investigating this matter. Housebreaking (Suspect arrested, charged and property recovered) At 5:30pm on 4th January, 2013, a 71 year old male of Treasure Cay, Abaco, reported to the Treasure Cay Police Sta tion that sometime between11:00am and 5:15pm on 4/1/13, some unknown person/s entered his residence and stole an iPhone. Police action requested. Arrest Update At 7:30pm on 7th January, 2012, through good community support and in telligence, Cpl. Boyd c/o Green Turtle Cay Police Station arrested a 21 year old male and recovered the stolen items. Housebreaking (Suspect arrested, charged and property recovered) At 2:30pm on 4th January, 2013, a 75 year old female resident of Treasure Cay reported to the Treasure Cay Police Sta tion that sometime between 11:00am and 1:00pm on 4th January, 2012, some un known person/s entered her residence and stole one iPhone. Police action requested. Arrest Update At 7:30pm on 7th January, 2012, through good community support and in telligence Cpl. Boyd c/o Green Turtle Cay Police Station arrested a 21 year old male and recovered the stolen items Stealing From a Vessel (Suspect arrested, charged and property recovered) At 11:15am on 5th January, 2012, a 63 year old male of Treasure Cay, Abaco, reported that sometime between 4:30pm and 6:00pm on 4th January, 2013, some unknown person/s entered his vessel a 30ft Pursuit that was docked at a local dock at Treasure Cay and stole one I phone, a Droid and a wallet containing $100.00. Po lice action requested. Arrest Update At 7:30pm on 7th January, 2012, through good community support and in telligence Cpl. Boyd c/o Green Turtle Cay Police Station arrested a 21 year old male in connection with this incident. (Suspect arrested and charged) At 9:10am on 4th January, 2013, a 38 year old female of the Mudd, Abaco, came to M.H.P.S. along with her son who re ported that some around 8:00am on 4/1/13 while at their residence, his brother cut him on the hand with a sharp object. Police action requested. Suspect Arrested M.H.P.S. arrested the suspect age 16 year old of The Mudd in reference to this mat ter. He was brought to M.H.P.S. where he was charged for the offence. (Under Investigation) At 4:10pm on 6th January, 2012, a 27 year old female of Marsh Harbour, Abaco, reported that sometime around 3:44pm same date while at her residence, her ex-boyfriend caused harm to her. Po lice action requested. Investigation continues. Disorderly Behaviour, Throwing Missiles and Resisting Arrest (Suspect arrested and charged) At 9:38am on 5th January, 2013, Of with Police Reserves arrested a 40 year old male of Sandy Point under arrested refer ence to Disorderly Behaviour, Resisting Arrest and Throwing Missiles. The suspect in this matter was charged and released on court bail. Investigation continues. Unlawful Entry (Suspect arrested and charged) At 6:00pm on 2nd January, 2012, a 53 year old of Murphy Town, Abaco, reported that on Monday 31st December, 2012, he discovered that some person/s en tered into and was living in his unoccupied storage apartment in Murphy Town, Ab aco. He received information that a male known to him who was recently arrested for stealing is responsible for this matter. Police action requested. Suspect Charged Abaco charged the suspect in this matter. Disorderly Behaviour (Suspect arrested and charged) At 12:45am on 2nd January 2012, of old male of Dundas Town, Abaco in refer ence to Disorderly Behavior and Resisting Arrest while at a local Inn located Crockett Drive, Abaco. The accused was brought to M.H.P.S. where he was booked in and charged for the offence. DRUG ARREST At about 6:10pm on 1st January, 2013, Cpl. Boyd c/o Green Turtle Cay Police Station arrested a 19 year old male of Green Turtle Cay, Abaco reference to Possession of Dangerous Drugs. 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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 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 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 CLASSIFIED 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!! GRASS GRASS GRASS We Now Have SOD for Immediate Delivery! Located Don MacKay Blvd and Airport Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard Accepted Position of immediate employment for Restaurant Manager In Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas Good Leadership Skills Experience in Restaurant POS Experience Good References Salary & benefits negotiable subject to Experience and qualifications. Apply to: Restaurant Manager P.O. Box AB20601,Marsh Harbour,Abaco aturday February 9 2013 ope Town Lodg ___________________________________ aturday March 2 2013 arsh Harbour Marina and Jib Roo 6P inner, Live & Silent Aucon, Dancin $100 9:30 P ancing Onl $25 ive Music By Suppa Time elebra ng 25 Year of Conservaon Work in Abaco!riends of e Environmen eef Bas 2013 By Mirella Santillo Two Abaconians, nominated for the 2012 Cacique Award, have remained on are Mr. Malcom Spicer in the Event Plan ner category and Mrs. Candace Key, who was nominated in two categories, Human Resources Development and Sustainable Tourism. The list of their contribution to Abaco tourism is impressive, with both of them achieving international recognition. Mr. Spicer, a former educator, is the founder of several sports associations, such as soccer and darts. Since 1997, Mr. Spicer has acted as President of the Abaco Football Association (soccer), of which he wrote the rules, constitution and by-laws. He founded the Darts Association, for which he has acted as Secretary ever since, in 1986. He has been President of the World Darts Federation, Americas Re gion, since 2000 and Secretary General, Caribbean Darts Association since 1990. He has been responsible for planning and coordinating all six World Darts Federa tion Americas Cup International Tourna ments and in 2010, arranged for the 18th Caribbean Cup and 5th Americas Cup to be hosted on Abaco. It was a great success which contributed to him being asked to help hosting the prestigious Latin Ameri can Regions International World Series Little League Tournament. As Chairman of the Bahamas Inter national Little League World Series Tour nament Organizing Committee, he was re sponsible for coordinating the whole event. The Tournament took place in the Summer of 2011 It was an amazing event that put Abaco on the list of destinations for sports tournaments. Candace Key, a resident of Hope Towns and with 35 years dedicated to education at Hope Town Primary School, has taught four generations of students to develope a strong respect for the environ ment. She was nominated by the school Principal, Justin Higgs, and is excited to be part of what she said is the most impor tant of Cacique Awards, commemorating independence. In 2010, the Hope Town Primary School was recognized by the UNESCO for being a leader in international environ mental stewardship. In November of 2012, the new Media Center added to the school was dedicated to the teacher with the name of Candace Key Media Center. The candidates will be honored in Nassau on January 27, 2013. Abaconians in the News Two Abaconians nominated for Above: Malcolm Spicer, former educa tor, is the founder of several sports asso ciations. He was nominated for the Event Planner Category of the Cacique Award. word, never. Be an I am starting right now kind of person. -Dont waste time getting ready to act. Start acting instead. -Get in gear and go! Chapter 11 How to turn defeat into victory -Study setbacks and pave your way to success from the lesson learnt -Have the courage to be your own critic; seek out your faults and correct them! -Stop blaming luck. Research each setback. Find out what went wrong. next time. -Blend persistence with experimen tation. Stay with the goal and experiment from time to time. -There is a good side to every situ ation. Find it and use it to beat discour agement. Chapter 12 concludes the book and provides some profound steps on how to apply new habits in your life to think more like a leader and become a better individual. I will leave you to seek out chapter and wish to thank you for being a great partner on the journey as we discov ered The Magic of Thinking BIG. Insights From Page 7

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January 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 19 COURSES NEW COLOR OPTIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIFIED abaconiannews@gmail.com VEHICLES FOR SALE Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color high light on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com Items for Sale, Employment, Services, Cars & Boats BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE NEW 8KW Diesel Generator, in soundproof box $7,500. Call 577-0340 Jacuzzi, 6 person, for sale. Good Working or der. Located in Treasure Cay. $1800. Call 305245-6043 or e-mail: hquin1902@gmail.com Rabbit for Sale White rabbit with metal cage, food tray and water bottle and extra food. $60. Call 475-3226 MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 36 GULFSTAR TRAWLER, Exceptional liveaboard cruiser. Twin Perkins 85hp die sels, 6.5kWt generator, 1kWt inverter, A/C, fully equipped galley with propane stove/oven, chest freezer, refrigerator, microwave and ice maker. Twin cabins with electric heads. 10ft Rib with 9hp outboard on davits. GPS, depth sounders, VHFs. Three anchors with 200ft chain with winch. TV/DVD/VCR and two stereo systems. Bahamian Registered, lying Marsh Harbour. Contact gjlynch@rogers.com, (613) 491-1091. Possible timeshare for like minded cruisers. Price $120,000. 50 British Made Fairline, Surf Song, a fre quent visitor to Abaco, is for sale. She is fully equipped for live-aboard cruising. Look up her on www.Yachtworld.com. Locally call Doug Moody on Skype 772-905-3596 or Surf Song on VHF-68.Ante, adellabem nes consus BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Coming Soon to Abaco! Hair nails and make up classes. REGISTER NOW! Call 242-3222801 or 242-431-2296 2000 Ford Ranger Truck black, radio, CD, A/C, bed liner. Needs an engine. Will con sider any serious offer. Please call 475-3226. 2000 GMC Jimmy, white, for Sale $5500. OBO Call 357-6836 NEW COLOR OPTIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIFIED PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS WANTED TO BUY Wanted to Buy: Commercial Properties or Acreage in Abaco. Fast CASH buyer. Send location and asking price to AbacoLand@ho tmail.com. Guana Cay, 2 bed, 1 bath apt, fully furnished & equipped. $1,100/mo. Also available by the week. Call 904-982-2762 Marsh Harbour, Sky Developers 2 bed/1 bath, furnished, with A/C, washer and drier, water included, $1100/mo. Call Mrs. Green at 367-2660 Marsh Harbour, 2 bed, 1 bath funrished apt. Washer, dryer and generator. Quiet area. $1,000/m. Call 225-0414 or 458-7574 Sweetings Village, 2 bed, 2 bath home. $1300 per month. Call 367-3529 or 577-0016 Marsh Harbour, Sweetings Village, Effe ciency for rent, 1bed/1bath, furnished. Call 367-2107 or 357-6836 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 SALE Scotland Cay, Private Island Rare opportu nity, paved 3400 airstrip, paved roads, marina, tropical lagoon & miles of beaches. Beautiful Hawaiian designed HOUSE, 2 bed, 2 bath + 8 slider glass doors & 4 sets of double window for views. Cathedral open beam ceilings. Room to expand. Sits on 1/2 ac of lushly landscaped RIDGE TOP with spectacular views of Ocean coral reefs AND Caribbean Bay. Wraparound deck, diesel gen. 24,000g cistern, Lowest priced home in high end community! Priced well below appraised value at $297k US. 850962-1077 or DebbieWP@att.net Tilloo Cay Cottage for sale. Deep water dock. $395K. Call 242-554-8291 Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale Hope Town, North End, last remaining unde veloped bay-side beach-front lot in North End Hope Town $415,000. Call 242-366-0707 or jandkoakes@gmail.com Sweetings Village, Duplex for sale. (2) 2 bed, 2 bath, fully furnished. For more details call 475-4848 Treasure Cay, 2 adjacent canal lots. 190 on canal. Has ridge 8 above high water mark. Dock and davits. No motor or cables. $280,000 for both lots. Firm to owners. Can be sold sepa rately Call 365-8117. Treasure Cay Canal front property with 111 dock, boat lift, davits, & cleaning station. RE DUCED to $299,000. Call 305-245-6043 or hquin1902@gmail.com Dundas Town Hill Top residential Lot, over looking Sea of Abaco, near Radio Abaco,Lot # 09 G. 6,835 square feet. Call 559 8553 Guana Cay, Dolphin Beach Estate, lot 88D, hill top, 40 elevation on the Sea of Abaco. Spectacular views on both sides, on paved road. Asking $140,000. Call 352-256-0999 or E-mail: ricker3147@yahoo.com

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January 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 2 JANUARY 15TH, 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 The Grand Opening of the Hummingbird Art Centre in Hope Town on January 5 featured work from Brigitte Boyer-Carey, Walter Bartman and Arnie Casavant. The Centre is the brainchild of Jim and Christy Young who restored the Loyalist cottage and renovated it as an art gallery. More works are slated to be featured in the near future. Above: visitors mix and mingle during the grand opening. For more see page 11. A contract worth $1.3 million to repair roads in Central Abaco was signed at the Ministry of Works and Urban Development between the Bahamas Government and Bill Simmons Construction and Heavy Equipment Co. Ltd., January 3. Pictured from left: General Manager, Bill Simmons Construction and Heavy Equipment Co. Ltd., Keno Simmons; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development the Hon. Philip Davis; and Member of Parliament for Central and South Abaco, Edison Key. (BIS Photo/ Letisha Henderson) By Llonella Gilbert Bahamas Information Services The Deputy Prime Minister and Min ister of Works and Urban Development, the Hon. Philip Davis signed a contract worth $1.3 million to repair roads in Cen3, 2013. During the contract signing, Deputy Prime Minister Davis explained that in 2012, it was observed that the roads in $1.3 million road repair contract signedCentral Abaco (in the vicinity of Marsh Harbour, Murphy Town and Dundas an extended period of time. As a result, the Ministry of Works and Urban Development was requested to design and assess the scope of works for the repair of the roads in Central Abaco and to enter into negotiations with Bill Please see Roads Page 6 Art Centre holds grand opening in Hope TownCrowds of visitors and locals gathered along the concrete roadsides in the town of New Plymouth on Green Turtle Cay on New Years full of activity as many people visited shops, vendors and restaurants to buy a variety of treats. A variety of American and Bahamian foods were on sale throughout town. Above: The Junkanoo dancers were followed by the band of drummers, horn blowers and cowfamilies, festivities, food and fun as many were delighted with the days celebration.New Years Junkanoo held on Green Turtle Cay By Mirella Santillo As usual, the New Years Day a display of colours, music and goodwill as residents and visitors joined in the rush going through town. At 2:30 pm, heralded by children, group made their way down hill towards Parliament Street, the colorful feathers of the costumes bobbing in the wind. Girls dressed in pink and white, wearing feath ery masks, lead the procession in the front row of the group. The theme this year was Carnival, illustrated by masks. Masks of every shape, colour and size were worn indi vidually or decorated the huge costumes some of the men wore. Nearly all the rev elers eyes were covered by green, gold or purple masks with dangling feathers or streamers. Cow bells, trumpets and drums completed the show. The musi cians played to the tune of Oh Sam. A happy atmosphere emanated from the Please see Junkanoo Page 7

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian January 15, 2013 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com The Cays Sea Spray Junkanoo delights crowd and honours memory On Friday, December 28, 2012, Sea Spray Resort and Marina, on Elbow Parade. The event each year aims to hon our the memory of an Abaconian who has made a difference in the community. This year Monty Albury, who in fact founded Sea Spray, was honoured. Montys two present to receive a plaque and banner in Mernard, and Minister of Youth, Sports presented the award. The event was very well attended. Many tourists visiting Abaco made their way to White Sound that evening to watch the Spring City Rockers rush. VIP seats were provided to visitors who wanted an unhindered view of the spectacle, as well. attend the event to compete in the parade, but backed out last minute. Nevertheless, The Spring City Rock ers put on an unforgettable show for many were caught up with the beating of the drums and cowbell ringing. One notable member of the audience joined the rush ing his way through the feathered, masked dancers and encouraging the crowd to join in the march. Some in the crowd commented that seeing these kinds of cultural events is pre cisely the reason they consistently choose Abaco and the Bahamas to be their vaca tion destination. Bahamians being Bahamian, one noted, is what makes this place special. Its authentic. The Rockers made an encore rush lat er that evening to the delight of the crowd. Many who came from mainland Abaco came by way of Alburys Ferry, who was running a special for the evening. were ready to return to marsh Harbour, few were ready to depart as the beating of the goat skin drums could still be heard while those lucky enough to stay in Hope Town continued to enjoy the revelry. Above: Monty Albury remembered with the presenting of a plaque to his two sons. Left to right: Hon. Daniel Johnson (Min. Youth, Sports & Culture), Junior Mernard (Sea Spray General Manager), James Al bury, Bradley Albury. Below: The Spring City Rockers were brightly dressed for the evening. Above: Minister Daniel Johnson encouraging participation.

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January 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 Central & All Abaco By Canishka Alexander of the Marsh Harbour Police Station after evading them for a little over a month. Nevin Russell, wanted by police in connection with a dozen cases of housebreaking, was a month. Police continue to ask the public for assistance in reducing crime on Abaco. a vehicle) and Nevin Russell. Mr. Russell pleaded with the courts for help with his substance abuse problem so that he could lead a clean life. Russell, 44, was apprehended on Dec.29 in the Pigeon Pea community, and was ar raigned on 12 counts of housebreaking, shopbreaking and stealing at the Magis Sitting in for Magistrate Ancella Evans-Williams, Administrator Preston Cunningham read the charges brought against Russell. Although he pled not guilty to 10 of the charges, Russell did plead guilty to two of them. Madam Prosecutor W/Sgt. 1697 Taylor Bain objected to bail for Russell because of the volume of crimes he had allegedly committed. However, Russell said that he was not seeking bail, but rath er psychological evaluation for his sub stance abuse to get his life back in order. As Administrator Cunningham read the charges once more with the adjourn ment dates for each matter, he announced that bail was denied. Dismayed, Russell shook his head repeatedly in the prisoner box as he received the unwelcomed news that he would be remanded to Her Maj estys Prison. Meanwhile Detective Sgt. 2377 Christopher Farquharson personally thanked Abaconians for their assistance, which eventually led to Russells arrest. He added that the majority of the crimes taking place in 2012 with reference to robberies, shopbreaking and housebreak ing occurred in or around the Mud or Pigeon Pea. Wed like to appeal to the good persons in the Mud and the Pigeon Pea not to allow crime to prevail in your com munity, Detective Farquharson said. Wherever you may see people commit ting offences in your community or bring ing stolen properties to you to sell, we ask you to call the police, so that we can cap ture these persons. He also appealed to young HaitianBahamians to refrain from committing crimes because there has been an increase in crime among these individuals. Thanking the public once again, De tective Farquharson said in 2013 more appeals will be made to gain further assis crime through their Abaco Police Com munity Page on Facebook, the Bahamas Christian Network (BCN), and The Aba conian. We realize that the police in Abaco need you, the people in the community, to assist us in solving crimes, Detective Farquharson noted. In 2013 we expect you to be a partner with the police, so that we could reduce the crime level in Abaco to a reasonable amount. Wanted man captured by police over the holidaysContinued appeals to the public for assistance yield results

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian January 15, 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 Central & All Abaco Operation Clean Up takes to the streetsBy Canishka Alexander Abaco district conducted a road check along the S.C. Bootle Highway. Nicknamed Operation Clean Up, the road check took place between the hours of 5:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. as a joint effort among of Detective Unit and Marsh Harbour Police Station. The initiative was led by Inspector According to Inspector Murphy, a total of 57 persons were reported for various tions, which included unlicensed and uninspected vehicles; driving with no insurance; having one or no headlamps; driving with no seat belts; and failing to change ownership. Simmons Construction and Heavy Equipment Co. Ltd. to affect the necessary repairs, he said. In accordance with this request, the technical staff of the Ministry produced the required scope of works. They also negotiated agreed unit rates with Bill Simmons Construction and Heavy Equipment Co. Ltd., the Deputy Prime Minister added. Cabinet agreed to award the contract to Bill Simmons Construction for the repair of the Central Abaco roads after a recom mendation was forwarded to Cabinet for consideration, he said. The road works are expected to be completed in four months. It should be noted that this road works project is being executed in a part of the island of Abaco that is considered to be the busiest area, Deputy Prime Minister Davis said. The roads in Central Abaco are used by the majority of the islands residents. The completion of this project will therefore enhance the level of road safety for motorists and pedestrians on that island as they go about their daily routine. He added that the Ministry will look after this investment along with others by providing adequate and timely road main tenance, to contribute to cost containment relative to the road works programme. Member of Parliament for Central and South Abaco, Edison Key and General Roads From Page 1 Manager, Bill Simmons Construction and Heavy Equipment Co. Ltd., Keno Simmons, also attended the contract signing. Mr. Simmons said his company will from Abaco as well as technical persons Fire station work progressingBy Timothy Roberts Work nears completion on the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescues con ference room and bathrooms as money raised at Novembers Firemans Ball is put to good use. Keith Walker of K D Construction is expected to complete work on the interior and tiling is expected to be completed by Leslie Swain soon as well. The Fire Departments Financial Committee are actively planning a fund raiser during the month of February and for the Second Annual Firemans Ball later this year. The Fire Department thanks every one for making the Firemans Ball a suc cess and for their continuing support as they seek to safeguard the community in the months and years to come. Pictured: Keith Walker, assisted by Andrew Thompson, completing work in one of the bathrooms at the Marsh harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station. Additionally, Inspector Murphy said that a number of persons were searched for tive results. Nevertheless, this initiative will continue throughout the year, along with a number of road safety initiatives. As he ended, Inspector Murphy reface being put before the courts.

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People walked about eating conch fritters; some mobbed the desserts stall of McIntosh Restaurant; others had gathered in front of Ms. Emilys Bar, partaking in her famous Goombay Smash. Others still sat at the terrace of the Wrecking Tree, enjoying the breeze and the spectacle. While the parade continued West on Bay Street on the way back to its start ing point, the Gully Roosters Band en tertained the crowd milling around the basketball court. Even though, according to the opera tors of the Green Turtle Cay Ferry, not as many people as usual came from the main island, the crowd lingered on until after dark. Many wanted to enjoy the entertain ment of the day until the last possible mo sky over the Sound. It was well after 8pm when the last ferry stopped running.Junkanoo From Page 1 Green Turtle holds Christmas Festival of Lights By Timothy Roberts Green Turtle Cays Christmas Festival of Lights held a boat parade and was capped off by a fantastic display of works at the Green Turtle Cay Festival of Lights. fourth year of holiday celebrations on De cember 29, 2012. A week earlier they held a golf cart parade where people showed off carts adorned with Christmas lights and decora tions. The evening began with a soup sale along with a variety of other treats. Entertainment was provided by Greg Russell, a performer from North Carolina, who suc cessfully got the children to participate in festive songs. Meanwhile the parade of boats, dec orated with Christmas lights and holiday cheer, made their way from Black Sound to White Sound then on to the western side of New Plymouth where spectators had gathered to watch. At the end of the parade Santa Claus disembarked from one of the boats and distributed a bag of goodies to many childrens delight. Shortly afterwards a trebringing the enjoyable evening to a close. Committee member, Marilyn Saunders, said that four years ago a committee was formed to celebrate the Holiday Sea son on Green Turtle Cay. The Committee also raises funds to ensure that the settle ment of New Plymouth is decorated for the holiday season. Our primary goal was to promote tourism during a normally slow time of the year and tourism was depressed that year, she said. We felt we needed to invest in the future of our island. That year they began in November by decorating the seniors homes and then serving old-fashioned turkey dinners with all the trimmings, carrying out a variety activities until the week after the New During the course of the six weeks they have a golf cart parade, a boat parade, go night and the Torchlight Procession. Ms. Saunders explained that the Torchlight Procession is an old tradition dating back about 75 years ago that was brought back. She said Years ago, the men took cardboard boxes and created a design -a Please see GTC Lights Page 14 Above: A boat decorated for the Boat Parade during the Festival of Lights. The paraded from Black Sound, to White Sound then on to New Plymouth. Above: a young dancer parades through the streets of New Plymouth.

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian January 15, 2013 From the Editor's Desk // By Sea and by Plane: Part II The Abaconian Bradley M. Albury Editor-in-Chief AB 20213 Marsh Harbour Abaco, The BahamasLogo Photo Credit: Tuppy Weatherford Reporters/Freelance Contributors: Canishka Alexander, Samantha Evans, Jennifer Hudson, Timothy Roberts, Mirella Santillo, Rashida Murray, Lee Pinderen Phone 242-367-3200 FAX 242-367-3677 AbaconianNews@gmail.com Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9 Abacos most complete newspaper.2022 Aero Circle New Smyrna Beach FL. 321687,500 copies Published twice monthlyFree at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rates: $20.00 Abaco $25 other Bahamas (One Year) $45.00 USA $65 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Order The Abaconian TodayJUNE 2012Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail or Tel # 24 issues US$ or B$ Above subscription is a gift from: $45 USA via 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas via surface $20 to Abaco US$65 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: 2022 Aero Circle, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32168 or: P.O. Box AB 20213, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below Why subscribe?The Abaconian will keep you informed on issues such as: Master Card VisaWE NOW ACCEPT MASTER CARD/VISAWe didnt really get a lot of cold weather this winter, did we? Well, not particularly my thing (I wouldnt have minded a couple weeks of double lay ers) it is exactly what our friends from the north come here for. Then again, I guess its not too terrible to walk around in shorts and sandals on Christ mas Day. As far away it may seem now, summer is around the corner. Time goes fast. I know. March will make one year that youve had to endure me as this papers editor-in-chief. So yes, time goes fast. And as summer approaches our community will start to see some of our old friends arriving by boat. Theyll with us in our restaurants. This is es pecially true for those of us in the Cays (Green Turtle, Hope Town, Guana, etc.) where I have seen many strong friendships develop among our long time visitors and locals. Its a unique set up. Its very Abaconian. be a staple of our summers here. With the downturn of the economy and everrising fuel prices, in recent years that spirit has been dampened. Fortunate ly, looking at the schedule I have in front of me, it looks like it will be a luck, we could be seeing a return-toform for many of the marinas around here. It would certainly be appreciated by those who rely on such things. And for those of you keeping score at home that means (in some way or another) all of us here rely on it. rely on a very narrow window of opportunity is a stomach-turning proposi tion. But for most of our history we Mostly is has been the sea. Now we use the sea and ocean as our tourism product. But look far back and a trend emerges. We have used our sea as a tour ism product. Before that, many relied on Abacos robust boat building indus try. Often in our history we have relied on the sea to do the dirty work for us: wrecking. But you cannot keep going conians still rely on the sea in this very basic, but critical, way. I only bring all this up because it is important to always recognize our, often recent, past. It gives us a better understanding of our present. It makes us appreciate what we have and it re minds us of what we can do better. It allows us, when our touring visitors do reach our warm waters, to share it more openly. More knowledgeably. When they see how much we appreciate and understand these things, it only adds to their experience. And who doesnt want to share better experiences? I reckon one blessing of this warm winter, besides short sleeves, is there should be an easy transition into sum mer. So, friends up and down the East Community Calendar Town Harbour Lodge Harbour Lodge Community Centre Harbour Lodge Reception Contact Bradley 1-242-577-2723BradleyAlbury@gmail.comThanks for reading The Abaconian

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January 15, 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 A Frustrated AbaconianDear Editor, Happy New Year or is it? Please allow me to vent my frustration with all the parties of the Bahamian Govern ment. How is it that the government al lows a foreign developer like Bakers Bay to purchase land at a reduced cost, bring in everything, except food, duty free, and receive exemptions on the sale of the multi-million dollar homes that are sold are they receiving tax breaks and spe cial treatment they are importing work ers from other countries to perform jobs that Bahamian Contractors are more than In essence, the food of the Abaco people is being taken out of our mouths. The course of the new PLP Govern ment that claims to be the government of the people and for the people NEEDS to hold to their word and put Bahamians ment to the Bahamian construction com pany that displays a sea star as its logo. IT IS TIME to put aside our childish not a select few that are close with a mem ber in parliament. PLEASE Mr. Prime Minister, take a hard look at what has been and con tinues to go on in Abaco and the rest of The Bahamas. Our elected representatives are exactly that representatives we have elected because we think you can perform the best to help us out. WE WILL hold you accountable for the jobs you have and The Referendum that IsntDear Editor: The poll that the government plans to put to the Bahamian people can be chal lenged before the courts because what is a referendum at all. endum that you should remember throughout the rest of this article: REFERENDUM The right reserved to the people to approve or reject an act of the legislature, or the right of the people to approve or reject legislation that has been referred to them by the legislature. A referendum provides the people with a means of expressing their opinion on proposed legislation before it becomes operative as a law. The power of referendum does not permit the people to invalidate a law that is already operative but suspends or annuls a law that has not yet gone into effect. Also, by referendum the people may reinstate an act that the legislature has expressly re pealed. Therefore, what is being held on in the case of the numbers business and a lottery no legislation has been presented by parliament for us to vote for or against. If there is no legislation being voted for or against, there is no referendum. The Constitutional Referendum Amendment Bill that was passed last year enables the government, through the Par liamentary Registration Department to hold referenda of a non-constitutional nature, meaning it can now hold referenda that is not designed to change the Constitution. a referendum at all, because a referendum is a vote on legislation or proposed legisla tion and no legislation on the numbers business and a lottery has been presented by the Parliament. in law, even in the amended law the gov ernment passed to avoid having to amend the Constitution in any way on gaming, be a referendum. advisory referendum neither of which are allowed for in Bahamian Law or the Ba hamas Constitution, and neither of which legally bind the government to act one way or the other, regardless of the outcome of the vote this point is very important to understand. dum, and so there is no law enabling the government to hold this poll. What it is still holding is an opinion poll, which the law does not permit, and which the government is not bound to obey. And here is another key point about a referendum: the authority to hold a refStates Constitution that is the case in every free nation that has a Constitution. But The Bahamas Constitution only gives The Bahamian people the right to vote in a referendum that changes the constitution. Therefore, what is the Constitutional basis and authority of the Constitutional Referendum Amendment Bill passed by the Government last year, since that Bill now says the Bahamian people can vote in referenda that does not change the Consti tution but the Constitution does not say we can do that? Who or what gave the Parlia ment the authority to legislate and decree a non-constitutional referendum when such an animal does not exist in the Consti tution of The Bahamas at all, and therefore such an animal has no Constitutional au thority? That Bill itself can be challenged before the Courts on the basis of its consti tutionality or lack thereof. As an aside, what is also critical to know is whether that Amendment Bill passed last year has even been enacted into uary 28 poll was a referendum (which it is not), it would be held illegally if the new Bill that allows for such a thing has not yet been enacted. Has it been enacted? If so, on what date? There is another critical point to this themselves. Remember now, the numbers business and a lottery have not yet been made legal through an Act of Parliament. The two are illegal today, will be illegal etc. Yet, the government of The Bahamas is asking the Bahamian people to vote on whether it should do business (collect taxes and assign some rules) with operations that are still illegal in The Bahamas. Under what law anywhere can a gov ernment put such a thing to its citizens by way of a vote? Citizens vote on laws and proposed laws in a referendum, not on promises and ideas. There is no law or proposed law legalising the numbers business and a national lottery therefore there is nothing for the Bahamian people to vote on not asking the Bahamian people to vote on a law or proposed law because neither of the two exists. It is therefore not a referen dum; it is an opinion poll, which is illegal according to our current laws. spite all the prevaricating by the Govern ment, is still not in accordance with law, it can be and should be challenged before the Courts a task that should be done by Her Majestys Loyal Opposition on behalf of the people of The Bahamas. -Sharon Turner 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 will perform. Mr. Curry as a son of Aba co, look out for the people of Abaco and Regards, A Frustrated Abaconian

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian January 15, 2013 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! Revie Fox of Dundas Town Winner of Air Conditioner 8000 B.T.U. Lynette Cooper of Coopers Town Winner of Keurig Coee Maker Hope Town Inn & Marina Winner of Power Tool Combo Judy Roker of Sandy Point Winner of Microwave Custom Island Homes of Marsh Harbour Winner of Gas Barbeque Grill The Cays By Jennifer Hudson A one man art show was held at the Abaco Inn on December 29. The paint ings were the work of Rolf Sauer and were being sold for a worthy cause. Mr. Sauer and his wife, Susan Maxman, are secondhomeowners on Elbow Cays North End and now spend six months a year here. Mr. Sauer was selling his paintings to raise funds for the Bahamas Lighthouse Preser vation Society. Mr. Sauer began his career as an architect but, being very interested in ecol ogy, he turned his vocation towards land ecology planners in the United States. He works with the Friends of the Environment in the promotion of natural plantings and at his home he has planted a collection of na tive species which he has labeled with both their common and botanical names. The attractive paintings on display were mainly different views of the Hope Town Lighthouse and harbour while others were of native plants, showing the artists love of botanicals. Mr. Sauers wife, Susan, said that her husband has always been able to draw beautifully and then two years ago, now that he is retired, he took a painting course from Walter Bartman. Mr. Bartman is a well-known and respected artist in the United States who comes to Hope Town every year to teach artists from both here from his classes over the years. After taking this course, Mr. Sauer decided to continue this newly acquired skill. He loves to paint views of the lighthouse using ink and watercolours. I go down to the harbour early in the mornings Art displayed and sold at the Abaco Inn for good causeRolf Sauer put his art on display at the Abaco Inn on December 29. The proceeds from his sales went to the Bahamas Lighthouse Preservation Society. Above (left to right): Peggy Brawley, Rolf Sauer, Marjorie Dodge and Steve Dodge. Ms. Brawley and Ms. Dodge had just purchased the pictures they are holding. Please see Art Page 11

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January 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 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 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 because people sleep late in the harbour and I can paint undisturbed, he quipped. The lighthouse is, of course, a very popular subject with visitors to take back as me mentos of their visit to Elbow Cay. Mr. Sauer sold several paintings that day to boost his donations. Several more of his paintings have been left with the man ager, Tom Hazel, at the Abaco Inn and may be purchased at very reasonable pric es, either framed or unframed by visiting the Abaco Inn or calling 366 0133. Some stunning photographs taken by his son, an orthopedic surgeon, are also on sale for the same good cause. The famous Elbow Reef Lighthouse, which is undoubtedly the most recogniz able landmark on Abaco, is one of the last manual lighthouses in the world. In 2012 members replace several broken window panes at considerable cost, but work to keep this lighthouse in pristine working condition is ongoing. The Cays Art From Page 10 By Jennifer Hudson Artists from at home and abroad, art lovers and well-wishers gathered at the newly restored Hummingbird Cottage for the grand opening of the Hummingbird Cottage Art Centre. Hummingbird Cottage, located in the centre of town behind historic Loyalist cottages in Hope Town. It and Christy Young who, for many years, had a vision of opening it as an art cen tre. Christy, who hails from Maryland, is herself an artist who is experienced in all mediums but recently discovered a passion for oils under the tutelage of Walt Bartman who has been instrumental in assisting her with her dream of beginning this art cen tre. She is excited for this centre to become an educational centre for workshops and is hoping that it will be a vibrant entity which will bring people from all over the world. The original building houses a small art gallery, while an exact replica has been built adjoining it to house another gallery and which is also large enough to accom tination arts centre of its kind in the Abacos. This high end art centre will offer adult painting workshops and childrens art classes. Works by both instructors and par-Grand opening of Hummingbird Cottage Art Centre receives enthusiastic response ticipants of their painting workshops will be on display as well as work by other local artists. On display were paintings by three professional painters, Walter Bartman of Maryland, Arnie Casavant of Massachu setts and Brigitte Boyer-Carey of Tilloo Cay, Abaco. While all three have their own individual styles with Mr. Bartman and Mr. Casavant working in oils and Ms. Bowyer-Carey working in watercolours, their paintings all display their love of the beauties of nature. Many depicted views of Hope Town Harbour and the Lighthouse, underwater scenes and old Bahamian architecture. All three of the artists were very excited about the establishment of this new arts centre. It is wonderful; just what Hope Town has always needed an Art Centre with art gallery and workshops, enthused Ms. Bowyer-Carey. Brigitte Bowyer-Carey a works in a special wet on wet technique. The vi joy she feels in creating. Watercolour is my passion, she states. Arnie Casavant, a retired art teacher, expresses a devotion a strong emphasis on the interplay of light, shape and colour. He is another former student of Walt Bartman and discovered Hope Town when he came here for one Walts workshops. He feels that Mr. Bart man planted the seed on the island and that word will spread and people will come for the social experience as well as the joy of painting the islands beauty. Walter Bartman is a world renowned artist and teacher and is director of the Yel low Barn Gallery in Maryland. He conducts workshops throughout the world, working with all levels of students challenging them to see more. Mr. Bartman has been con ducting workshops in Hope Town for the past 11 years and describes Hope Town as very special to him. It gives me everything I need in range of emotion and nature, he states. Manager of the new Hummingbird Cottage, Robbie Bethel, was delighted at the response to this new entity. He stated that eventually it will encompass many oth er arts such as pottery and wood carving and he looks forward to the many opportunities this centre will open up. The guests at the opening were treat ed to hors doeuvres and cocktails while socializing, but their main focus was to enjoy the wonderful ambiance and artwork provided. All artwork was on sale and there were many enthusiastic purchasers. Walt Bartmans 2013 Art Workshop year he sponsored an Abaco student who was selected by artist Marlee Mason. This years recipient is Sebastian Andrews of St. Francis de Sales School who spent the week under the tutelage of this world renowned artist, his ferry fares being spon sored by Alburys Ferry. Furniture Plus have just announced that they will supply all of the art supplies, such as canvas, paints and easel, every year for the scholarship recipient. Lectures dur ing the week took place in the new Hum mingbird Cottage art Centre. His current of 28 students, 18 from the United States, one from England, one from Australia and the rest from Abaco. Patrons admire a set of paintings at the Hummingbird Art Centre. Pictured left to right: Aly Boyce, Erin Patterson and Cha Boyce. The Hummingbird Cottage Art Cenre has been the dream of Jim and Christy Young for many years. Now, with its grand opening on Jan 5, the Centre is now a part of the Hope Town Communty. Manager of the Cottage is Robbie Bethel, who said other works of art will be curated by the Centre in the near future. Above, pictured left to right: Walter Bart man, Brigitte Boyer-Carey, Christy Young and Arnie Casavant.

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian January 15, 2013 Located on Queen Elizabeth Drive, Marsh Harbour, AbacoPh: (242) 367-2660367-2645email: standardhardware@netbusiness.comCheck Out Our New Inventory common theme was a church where win dows were cut out. Waxed pineapple cannery shipping paper was used to cover the windows and the light shone through. The light was a home-made candle of cat fat with string as the wick and it was placed inside a cream can and placed inside the church. They proudly marched around the village sing ing Christmas carols. Today, instead of using the candles as in years past, they have elected to use the Amy Roberts All age School along with ten from home-schools participated. The Cays GTC Lights From Page 7 We have fund raisers throughout the year to help defray costs and rely on donations and support from our citizenry and second homeowners alike, Mrs. Saunders said. Today they have 78 custom pole decorations, lighted arches and an investment of well over $40,000.00 and due to the program in place and the hard work of vol unteers. Together they have installed the decorations on the poles, co-ordinated boat and golf cart parades, the torchlight procession, the lighting of the seniors homes, We all come together as a commu nity to celebrate the holidays and enjoy Green Turtle Cay and make it the place to be, she said. Santa visited the children and handed out goodies during the Green Turtle Cay Fesitval of Lights. By Timothy Roberts The Abaco Police Forces Superin to wish the public a Happy New Year and shared special thanks for the community of Abaco for their support over the years and gave advice for the year ahead during He said that due to the tremendous community support we have received the police have been able to solve many of our reported crimes. Information given by members of the public has led to solving many crimes and the identities of those providing assistance have been kept anon ymous. He has received excellent response through email tips, and would like to see persons continue sending tips to abacochi dividends over the years. Mr. Curry noted that because of Abacos steady and robust economy the island has encouraged persons from other of persons you get the good, the bad and the ugly. This has contributed greatly to the increase in crime statistics in Abaco. He encouraged people to get to know your neighbor which will help in the long run in the prevention and detec tion of crime. Be aware of your neigh borhood and who is in it. Touting 2012s success, Mr. Curry said he would still like to see a continued reduction in the number of stolen boats for 2012. He said that in 2009 there were 34 reported stolen vessels; in 2011 there were 15 and in 2012 there were 14 boats reported stolen. He encourages the boating and gen eral community to work together so that the numbers continue declining as each boat stolen hurts the community and the tourism product of Abaco. Crime Prevention and Safety Mr. Curry said they are looking in terms of actually policing the streets. Weve done a huge number of road checks this year, he said. He also spoke of procuring the equipment to profession and working toward putting people before the courts that are caught drunk-driving. As a matter of precaution, the Marsh Harbour Police Department requests that the public try to use ATMs during day light hours and avoid, if possible, using them after dark. Businesses are also en couraged to go during daylight hours or stagger their times. Private services are also available for additional security for those who can afford it. Security alarms Central & All Abaco Abacos Chief of Police gives notes for the New YearPlease see COP Page 15

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January 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 By Jennifer Hudson Bahamian governments signed an agree ment for the sum of $40 million. The money, loaned for 20 years at a 2% rate, is earmarked for improvements to Aba cos infrastructure. China Engineering Company Limited will be in charge of the construction of both the North Abaco Port and Liittle Abaco Bridge. The Honourable Neko Grant, then Minister of Housing, made a whirlwind tour of Abaco inspecting the progress of his Ministrys projects in Spring City, Central Pines, Coopers Town and Crown Haven. He also looked at the progress on the new airport terminal in Marsh Harbour, the site for a mini hospital in Dundas Town and the nearly completed government administration building in Dundas Town. February: The month of February saw a focus on young people. A branch of the Torch bearers was formed in Central and South Abaco, an education awards ceremony was held to honour top students and the public school in The Bahamas to be award ed the Green Flag Award. This is an inter schools. The Every Child Counts school sic Doing Good performing arts group from United States. Construction was also highlighted with the contract signing for the construc tion of a new government dock in Coo pers Town and the glass enclosed 24 ton top of the control tower at the new Marsh Harbour airport was lifted into place by a special crane. March: Anna Albury of Man-O-War Cay achieved fame when she was given the honour of speaking in front of Prince Harry on his trip to Nassau. Anna, who was primary school student of the year, delivered an outstanding speech and also had the honour of sitting next to and chat ting with the Prince. On a sad note, on March 25 four lives were lost in a fatal plane crash at Treasure Cay airport and on the same day 51 Haitian immigrants were found in at the detention centre. Historic date for The Abaconian newspaper. After putting out The Abaco nian newspaper for nearly twenty years Dave and Kathy Ralph retired handing over to Bradley Albury who wrote his April: turned from the 41st CARIFTA games with gold medals. They were part of the record-setting Bahamian track team. Two swimmers represented Abaco at CARI FTA; they were Miller Albury and Al mer in her division in the entire Caribbean winning six gold medals, two silver and one bronze. May: May 19 was deemed a great day by Tellis Symonette, BTCs Senior Vice President of family islands. The launch of the 4G service was celebrated with a spe cial Abaco only sale at the Parish Hall. also opened. It was explained that BTC is in phase 1 of its launch of 4G service and the entire island would have full cover age. On May 25 a tornado touched down in Murphy town causing damage to sev eral homes and businesses in the area. Fortunately, no one was injured. Five days after the former Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Hubert Alexander Ingraham, televised his res ignation, he returned to his constituency 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! Central & All Abaco Looking back on 2012Please see Review Page 16 COP From Page 14 and cameras also provide more security and help He also wants to warn those bringing in or harboring illegal immigrants to de sist because the Police will be partnering fully with Immigration and the Defense If you are accosted by a criminal confront or struggle with them but instead do your best to get a good description of the perpetrator so that Police can act quickly in bringing them to justice. Mr. Curry also advises the public to be careful of posting on the social media site Facebook items that have been pur chased or received as gifts like laptops, iPhones and iPads because criminals are also watching and could target you. While we have not had an incident here at this time, Mr. Curry wants the public to be aware of criminal tactics. He warns people to be cautious when in volved in an accident, especially late at night. He said to remain in the vehicle and call the police immediately. If the other you to drive to a location where you feel safe. In a legitimate accident the person in the other vehicle will get out of their vehicle and approach your vehicle.

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian January 15, 2013 The Moorings Yacht ChartersThe Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class The Conch Inn Resort Curly Tails The Conch Inn Resort and Marina Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you. The Conch Inn Marina Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tide North Bar Channel FEBRUARY 2013 SAILING VACATIONSCruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new sailing yachts 36 ft. mono hull or 38 ft. catamaran Sunsail Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new power boats 34 ft. mono-hull or 37 or 45 ft. Catamaran of North Abaco where he met with faith ful supporters at the Treasure Cay Public Beach. Eleven perished in a boating tragedy developed engine trouble and sank in the area of Hawksbill Cays just north of Fox Town. Thanks to the efforts of Abaco Port Department, the Bahamas Lighthouse Preservation Society and other communi ty members, the Elbow Reef Lighthouse received new glass panels in its lantern room. The new panels replace glass that was damaged by Hurricane Irene. The fourth annual Royal Bahamas Defence Force Rangers installation cer new Rangers marched on the parade line Abaco marched wearing their regal tai lored tunics and barrettes. 13, Minister of Education, Science and Abaco to inspect the physical plan of the government schools across the island and was pleased at the general conditions of schools here. Minister of the Environment and Housing, Kenred Dorsett, inspected sev eral government projects on Abaco and the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, began his tour on Moores Island, met with coach Anthony Williams, the ath letes and their parents and the community to congratulate them on what they have accomplished. He looked at the proposed location where construction of track and months and also promised newly upgrad ed softball facilities for Murphy Town. August: The Man-O-War Heritage Museum welcomed a new addition to its collection. The sailboat, The Man O War, which is a piece of the communitys history, was saved from ruin and moved to its new home in front of the museum. Sadly, the former Free National Movement Chairman and Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Charles May nard, passed away on Abaco after suffer ing a fatal heart attack after helping pre pare for the by-election in North Abaco. September: The political race in North Abaco heated up with Renato Curry, for the PLP, and Greg Gomez, for the FNM, spending the month of September campaigning for the upcoming North Abaco by-election. A focus for both their campaigns was connecting to the community and rais ing awareness about the importance of education. Nomination Day on September 26 for the October 15 by-election drew crowds of supporters. October: Prime Minister Perry Christie held a historic Cabinet meeting in Abaco on October 2. He and his ministers an nounced a number of decisions made for Abaco including more than $1.6 million in promised road repair and infrastructure and a pledge to increase police manpower Cabinet meeting has been held outside of Nassau. Later in the month Abaco endured Hurricane Sandy. The monster storm damage to many communities across Abaco but thankfully no loss of life. The Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Perry Christie, and his delegation toured North Abaco on October 29 to review the impact of hurricane Sandy on several communities there. The by-election in North Abaco was held on October 15 with Renardo Curry for the PLP coming out with the most votes and thus becoming the new MP for North Abaco. November: The 50th Anniversary of Enfran chisement of Women in The Bahamas was held in the courtyard of the government complex in Dundas Town on November 26. Thirteen women were honoured dur ing the ceremony. On November 25 Prime Minister Perry Christie, along with a number of delegates, toured Bakers Bay Golf and Ocean Club and told the media that the resort is expected to contribute $450 mil Central & All Abaco Review From Page 15 Please see Review Page 18

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian January 15, 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 Dont Forget to place your en-GB Valentines Day Ad en-GBIn our February 1st issue.en-GB en-GB* Deadline en-GBfor our February 1st issueen-GB is Friday Jaunary 25then-GBFoen-GB r information on ad rates you can drop by, phone en-GBor en-GB email us and we will be happy to assist you.en-GB We are located in Dove Plaza # 106en-GB Email: abaconiannews@gmail.comen-GB Phone: 242-367-3200 lion to the Public Treasury over the next 10 years. A helicopter crash on November 22, involving guests of Bakers Bay Resort on Guana Cay left one dead and four others seriously injured. December: During a visit by the Honourable Glenys Hannah Martin early in Decem ber, concerns were raised regarding certain logistic and design issues of the construction of the new Marsh Harbour airport. This delayed the December open ing of the airport until mid-2013. The Prime Minister was on Abaco on Review From Page 16 Renewal 2.0 on Abaco. This communitybased policing program was begun here several months ago and is one of the most ambitious crime prevention programmes in the Bahamas. Delta airlines, which already pro vides charter service to Abaco, hinted at the possibility of opening Abaco as one of its regular commercial routes. Delta structure of the new Marsh Harbour air port facility. Miss Spring City, Patricia Curry, was crowned Miss Abaco on December 16 at the Abaco Beach Resort after a strongly contested pageant.

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January 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 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 Abaco Crash, 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 . . . . . . . . North Abaco . . . . Sandy Point . . . . Treasure Cay . Casaurina Point . Cherokee . . . . Crossing Rocks . Green Turtle Cay . . Hope Town . . Man-O-War . Charter Boats . . . . . . 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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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian January 15, 2013 HOME INSURANCE Your Peace Of Mind Is Important To Us! Insurance Management makes home protection a priority with the most dependable protection in The Bahamas. It's how they've earned their good reputation. Coverage you can rely on.INSURANCE MANAGEMENT(BAHAMAS) LIMITED. INSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTS email: info@imbabaco.comNassauRosetta Street P.O.Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 394-5555 Fax: (242) 323-6520Freeport1, Pioneers Way P.O.Box F-42541 Tel: (242) 350-3500 Fax: (242) 350-3510AbacoQueen Elizabeth Dr. P.O.Box AB-20666 Tel: (242) 367-4204 Fax: (242) 367-4206EleutheraQueens Highway P.O.Box EL-25190 Tel: (242) 332-2862 Fax: (242) 332-2863ExumaQueens Highway P.O.Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 336-2304 Fax: (242) 336-2305

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January 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 2 JANUARY 15TH, 2013 Renowned violinist performs at Little HarbourBy Jennifer Hudson Family and friends of renowned clas sical violinist, Elizabeth Pitcairn, were once again treated to an amazing recital on New Years Eve in the Gallery at Petes Pub, Little Harbour. The recital Ms. Pit cairn gives each year is a very special treat greatly looked forward to by her admirers. Her family has had a connection with Ab aco for many years, owning Bridges Cay, a small island close to Little Harbour on time out of her busy schedule of worldwide concert tours to spend Christmas and New Year on the cay and she gives back to the community with a wonderful recital at the end of each year. ery Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Johannes Brahms then in completely contrasting mood she played the haunting melody from the movie Schindlers List composed by John Williams. Following a romantic Please see Violin Page 8 Two Abaconians have been nominated for the Cacique Award this year. T hey are Malcom Spicer in the Event Planner category and Candace Key, who was nominated in two catego ries, Human Resources Development and Sustainable Tourism. Above: Candace Key (far left) along with some of her students and US Embassy delegates last year in Hope Town. For more see page 18. Above: Pete Johnson (left) with Elizabeth Pitcairn (center) with her custom replica Stradivarius, made Christophe Landon (right).

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 2013 Project Hope focuses on improving parenting relationships By Canishka Alexander Project H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Po tential to Emerge) was facilitated by Sim mone Bowe on Jan. 5. The event took place at Garnell Limperes Island Waves Com munity Center in Marsh Harbour, and will take place every six weeks. Bowe, a transformation strategist for the Horizons Development Group, ex plained that the free community forum for parents provides strategies on understand ing teens, exploring the learning process, and engaging in the child's learning experi School & Youth News ence. Project H.O.P.E. is a parenting support initiative of Horizons Academy to help its parents and those in the wider com munity to effectively support and engage in their child's learning experience, she said. Although the parenting forum was the projects focus was two-fold. Bowe pointed out that it gave parents strategies to become more involved in their child's learning experience while forging a posi tive reinforcement and partnership with Horizons Academy; and it helped parents understand teen behavior and ways to im prove those relationships. Included on the list of featured speakers were Toastmaster Ta-Tanisha Murray and Psychologist Vernelle Swain. Ms. Murray talked about her role as a parent, and how parents can take an active role in their childs learning experience. Meanwhile, Ms. Swain, who is the director of Wellspring Center for Leader ship and Development Center, focused on a worldview of parenting, the developmen tal and transitional stages of children, and she listed emotional signs that may indicate that something is wrong. She also chal lenged parents to look beyond their own children by helping other children in the community. Parents also participated in a role play to demonstrate some of the issues that families experience. Some of the things that stood out for Bowe was the discon nection between children and their parents, their understanding of each other's wants and expectations; being able to commu nicate; and knowing how to parent effec tively, which in some instances is different from how they were parented. All in all, Bowe said she hoped that as a result of the forum, parents would get involved in their child's learning by creat ing an environment at home for the love of learning, discipline, inquiry and research. She added that parents must understand how differently this generation thinks, speaks and acts; they must maintain stan dards for respect and discipline. Finally, she said that parents should adjust their parenting style to suit their maturing child by giving age-appropriate responsibilities and allowing input in the creation of rules. Nova Southeastern University to offer B.A. degreesBy Samantha Evans Receiving a tertiary level education has been the dream of many locals for years and, since 2007, many of them have taken advantage of the opportunity to re ceive an Associates Degree with Success Training College without leaving their jobs or homes. In February, an information meeting will be held on Abaco for those persons who already have an Associates Degree and are interested in the pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Business Adminis tration. Nova Southeastern University is a recognized university worldwide and is the pioneer institution in online learning. They have been offering Bachelors, Mas ters and now Doctorate Degree programs in New Providence for more than a de cade and now that interest in looming on the island of Abaco, they are looking to All classes will be taught by Nova lectur ers who will travel to Abaco each weekend from Fort Lauderdale for classes. During the month of January interest ed persons can call 458-7264 or 699-2273 to have their name and contact information added to the enrollment list which will be forward to Nova in preparation for the February meeting. Additional information will also be shared at this time. Interested persons will need to ensure that they have college and BGCSE passes. Participants listening attentively to Ms. Vernelle Swain, director of Wellspring Center for Leadership and Development Center, at the Project H.O.P.E parenting forum on Jan. 5 at Island Waves Community Center The forum was initiated to help parents understand teen behaviour and give them strategies to improve their relationships with their children.

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 2013 Man-O-War HardwareNon-Corrosive HardwareAn Extensive Selection of Brass, Stainless & MonelBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel BoltsStainless Steel Hurricane Clips#1 LumberPlain & Pressure TreatedPine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyInterior, Exterior & MarinePLYWOOD For quotes or information Call Walter Sweeting l Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, BahamasPh: (242) 365-6011 l Fax (242) 365-6039 School & Youth News moves to new location and hosts open houseBy Samantha Evans Challenging Youths to Become Ex ceptional Role Models is the motto of Cyber Learning Center, which has now moved to their new location in the Josh Hann Plaza in Marsh Harbour. To cel ebrate this move and the start of this new chapter, Cyber Learning started the 2013 school year on Friday evening, January 4 at 5:30pm. An Open House was held at the school in the location that once housed The Department of Education. The building has allowed Sharon Greene and her staff to spread out and have more rooms to educate their stu dents. The new facility now has two lower primary rooms, a computer lab, a bathroom, an upper primary classroom, a junior classroom, an intermediate class room, resource center, library, a senior classroom, lots of storage, a kitchenette own water cooler, microwave and bath room which further enhance learning. Ac cording to Principal Green, the staff start ed this move shortly before the Christmas Holiday and they worked hard to ensure that this new space would be conducive to the individualized instruction that they pride themselves in. Further, the school is now adding French to the lower primary schedule and Spanish to the upper primary schedule. Any additional changes will be made for September. The students will be busy after school, as they are during the school day, with their new afterschool tutoring pro gram. On Monday the students will take By Canishka Alexaner Teachers and students of St. Francis Ceremony on Jan. 4 to commemorate the New Year. Religious Knowledge Teacher Elmer Bongon led everyone in a Beginning of Year Prayer before addressing the audi ence. St. Francis begins New Year with As he shared the story of the birth of Jesus, Mr. Bongon talked about the wise men that brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh before bowing down and worshipping Him. As we face another year, let us all remember that our life is like the journey of the three wise men. We are always in search for the brighter or brightest star, Bongon said. Who are the stars in our lives? Who are our guiding stars? Are we following them or do we sometimes refuse to follow them? Students were invited to sing We the presence of royalty. The Three Wise Men greeted the students with motivational tips to help guide them throughout the school year and as a reminder to be the light among their peers. Principal Josephine Kumar wished of Gods blessings on behalf of the admin istration and staff. She thanked Mr. Bon gon, Mr. Ronan Sarmiento and Mr. Arden Granados for preparing the service as well as Mr. Dennis and Ms. Mary. She told students that they must always remember to be grateful. Try to be grateful for everything in life even the bad experiences, Ms. Kumar admonished. She also introduced and welcomed six new students to the school before calling on Mr. Cecil Simon, a teacher, to make an of Majority Rule in The Bahamas. Mr. Bongon brought the ceremony to an end with another prayer and song. Above: St. Francis students dressed as the three wise men during their schools perfor mance. Please see Cyber Page 5

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January 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 computer classes and have supervised homework. On Tuesday to Thursday they will be having classes in mathematics and English for primary students. BJC Math classes will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays and BJC English will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. On Fridays they will have what they call co-curricula activities such as drama, spelling bee, sports, reading, languages, and Christian clubs. After school care will be held from 3:30-5:30pm at a cost of $5 an hour. During this time, the students will be supervised while they do their homework and work on the computer. The bookstore is also open at Cyber ever. They have all major books to ac commodate all grade levels. BJC and BGCSE practice books have just been added to their inventory and are on sale. BJC books are $20 and BGCSE books are $30.00. BJC books are available for Math, English, Social Studies, Health and General Science, and Religion. BGCSE books are available for Math, English, and Religion so far but more books will be in stock soon. The bookstore is open Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm and on Sat urday from 8am to 1pm. This new building has allowed the dreams and envision what their new school building will look like. Parents who attended the open house were very pleased and could not wait for the school year to begin. One parent actually stated that the classrooms are so conducive to learning that if students dont learn that means they do not want to learn. Finally, Cyber has a new staff in cluding a Guidance Counselor for the includes: Joan Mellard-Blake English teacher, Teacher of literature, Spanish and religion for the junior (and interme diates) students and teacher in charge of the high school. Vernique Russell is the Grade 1 and 2 teacher. Nadine McIntoshRamsunan is in charge of the primary school, is the Guidance Counselor, Spell ing Bee Coach and teacher of history and life skills. Onasha Parker is the teacher of lower primary and computer science. Mr. Robinson is the math teacher and Mr. Green teaches PE and Art & Design. Fi nally, Principal Green teaches Health Sci ence and Social Studies. With all of these changes and up dates, the school can comfortably cater to interested persons can contact the school at 367-5757 or 367-3025 (temporary num ber). School & Youth News Urban Renewal Drill programs beginningPress Release The registration for the Drill Core after-school program will be held for all grades 4 to 6 at Central Abaco Primary School (Private schools have been invited to join) on that campus on Wednesday, 16 January 2013 at 3:30pm. The registration for the Drill Core after school program will be held for all grades 7 to 10 at Abaco Central High School (Private schools have been invited to join) on that campus on Monday, 21 January 2013 at 3:30pm. The registration for the Drill Core after school program will be held for all grades 4 to 6 at J. A. Pinder Primary School (Sandy Point) at that campus on Monday, 14 January 2013 at 3:15pm. The registration for the Drill Core after school program will be held for all grades 4 to 6 at Coopers Town Primary School, Coopers Town on that campus on Thursday, 17 January 2013 at 3:30pm.Cyber From Page 4 Like The Abaconian on Facebook today for news briefs and updates Press Release Music Doing Good returns to the Bahamas for two concerts entitled, Voice of (ECC). Performances take place on Friday, February 1, 2013, 7:30 pm at the Hope Town Lodge (in Hope Town Settle ment) and Saturday, February 2, 2013, 7:30 pm at Abaco Beach Resort, Marsh Harbour. Every Child Counts offers alter native education for children with learn ing, developmental or physical disabilities. Houston-based Music Doing Good is a ton, Texas. In keeping with the mission of philanthropy through music, they seek to engage, educate and enrich lives through and outreach programs. David LaDuca, Music Doing Good Executive and Creative Director says, Every Child Counts is such a worthy organization. Last year, we were struck by the hearts of the passionate and dedicated staff of this incredible school, and inspired by the spirit of each child we met. Ja net Reingold, 2012 organizing committee Chair, said about last years performance: "...it was an entertaining, enlightening, heart and soul, passion and compassion, creativity and spirit. They demonstrate incomparable professional expertise as singers, songwriters, musicians, and child education specialists. And the attention to detail messaging, music, and more makes a Music Doing Good performance compelling and moving for every audience member. They personify their mission, and their generous spirit is contagious. Adds LaDuca, We are honored and compelled to return this year, and have been working with the children to make a great show we know everyone will enjoy. Says Trish Michie, this year's organizing certs you won't want to miss, and the fact that they serve a great cause while people have a fun and memorable time is icing on the cake. We are fortunate to hear these performers here in the Abacos. Music lovers are invited to dive in as Music Doing Goods diverse cadre of world-class artists musically explore the magic and mystery of the ocean, with original tunes and popular selections such as Come Sail Away and Dock of the Bay. The students of ECC will also dance and perform songs that are sure to warm heart. For tickets: In Hope Town, call Hope Town Lodge 366 0095. If planning to dine at the Lodge before the 7:30pm show, please call for reservations. For tickets in Marsh Harbour, call Every Child Counts 367 2505. Abaco Resort also has tick ets for sale at 367 2158. The doors to the Marquee room will open at 6:00pm to al low for viewing of silent auction items to be auctioned during intermission. Concert starts at 7.30pm. Those who wish to dine at the hotel before the show are requested to make reservations. All ticket proceeds Counts. During the intermission there will be a silent auction of decorated furniture to raise funds for ECC School. The donated wooden furniture pieces have been beauti fully painted with underwater scenes and Dinner will be available to order poolside at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge from 5.30 p.m. Some performers and ECC students from last years concert at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge.

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 2013 Business Press Release On December 17, the Green Turtle Club Resort and Marina held its annual staff Christmas party. The food was excel lent and the DJ played the tunes that had Christmas spirit. Eleven prizes were raftickets on Silver Airways and a three night vacation to Disney World. At the party interim General Man ager, and CoOwner of The Green Turtle Club, Adam Showell, announced that effective immediately Linda McIntosh would become the new General Manager of the Green Turtle Club. Linda has worked at the Green Turtle Club for over 28 years and was previously plause and cheers spontaneously erupted Hair and nail classes to begin in FebruaryBy Samantha Evans Trained beautician of sixteen years, Kenesha Mackey will be offering hair and nail classes on the island beginning Feb ruary 27, 2013. She is the owner of Pure Hair and Nail Spa in New Providence but she is originally from Freeport. Mackey stated that her ties to Abaco are through her sister who works here, her many friends and several locals who have attended her classes in the capital. She add ed that these students spoke so good about her classes that many persons have wanted her to offer classes here a long time ago but her schedule would not allow it until now. She offers classes in any area related to hair including perms, treatment, pony The classes will be held two days out of the from all of the staff. She will be supported by Molly McIntosh. Molly has been at the Club since the spring of 2007 in the Sales Manager position. Molly will continue heading up sales as well as being the new Assistant General Manager. Julie Russell has been employed by the Green Turtle Club for over 22 years and is moving out of her department with It is great to be able to promote top management from within the long time staff of The Green Turtle Club. We have been widely recognized for having one of the nicest and most talented staff found at any Out Island Resort, said Mr. Showell. Green Turtle Club is looking forward to a wonderful year in 2013 and says they will have many great announcements of events and specials the New Year progresses. On Dec 17, Green Turtle Club introduced their new GM, Linda McIntosh, who is taking over from the interim manager and co-owner, Adam Showell. Both Molly McIntosh and Julie Russell of the club will be in supporting positions for Ms. McIntosh. FRIENDS seeks employee to continue educational programsPress Release Friends of the Environment is an aco, The Bahamas. FRIENDS works to promote conservation and environmental awareness to the residents and visitors of the region. FRIENDS is currently planning an expansion to include a small research center (ACRE) which will be integrated with our education program. FRIENDS is looking for a responsible, motivated Bahamian to implement the existing FRIENDS education program trips, after school and summer program ming and creating BGCSE Biology and combines skills course work; as well as new Abaco Conservation, Research & Education program (ACRE). Bachelors degree, interest and experience in the environment, desire to work with students of all ages and teaching experi ence preferred. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Friends of the Environment, info@friendsoftheenvi ronment.org week and each class will be a minimum of two hours. Each person will get a starter kit and a manual for the class. Nail classes will be offered as well and these students will get a starter kit and booklet. They will learn how to do French Tips, Pink and White, 3-D nails, Tammy Taylor, Cheese Cake, and the like. The classes are eight weeks each followed by an examination before completion. Each class is hands-on. Depending on the interest, she will offer day and evening ses sions. She guarantees that persons who at tend her classes will be equipped will the hands on experience they need to start their own hair business or increase clientele. Mackey has been interested in Cos metology since high school then went away to Dudleys Cosmetology School where she learned her craft. She considers herself to be a professional cosmetologist as she loves what she does. She has been teaching classes since late 2008 and sees it as her ministry. Interested persons can call her at 431-2296, email her at keneshamackey@ hotmail.com or Facebook her at Kenesha Mackey.

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January 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 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 $440en-GBTwin Box Spring en-GB$120en-GB Full Mattress en-GB$245en-GB Queen Orthopedic en-GB Mattress en-GB$305en-GB King Orthopedicen-GB Mattress en-GB$400 Metal Twin Over Full Bunk Bed $550 en-GBwith 2 Reg Mattress $950en-GB Metal Twin Over Twin Bunk Bed $450en-GB with 2 Reg Mattress $780en-GB Wooden Twin Over Twin Bunk Bed Only $575 en-GB with 2 Reg Mattress $905 en-GBCARPET & PADDING 4 Biscuit Joiner w/ Carring Case en-GB$195en-GB 1000 Assort Biscuits en-GB$105en-GB Bosch Colt Palm Grip Routeren-GB Kit w/ Carring Case en-GB$275en-GB Black & Decker Jig Saw en-GB$130en-GBAdirondack en-GB Chairs 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 Insights for your Inner spring chapters Submitted by Whitney Bain It has been a pleasure moving through this book with those who have chosen to read the column. I made a few detours since starting the column several months ago to add some variety to what was being presented and I trust that those ing our tour of The Magic of Thinking BIG by Dr. David J. Schwartz in this col umn and will embark on other discoveries that will hopefully challenge our current thinking and expand our knowledge. the book is just now hitting its stride as we are getting into chapter 6 and beyond. The ultimate intent here is to encourage you to get the book (if you have not al ready done so) and read the rest of it. As an encouragement I will be giving a syn In chapter 6 Dr. Schwartz chapter title You are what you think you are; is a telling statement in so many peoples lives. As I see it he asks Who do you think you are? and as you answer him you recognize that you are what you think you are. You start observing your sur roundings, your accomplishments; you start to look at your friends and other re lationships. Indeed, for many they come to the realization that they are in fact the sum total of what they have been thinking over the years for some its scary, for others its downright depressing and still for some it is exhilarating. Dr. Schwartz begins this chapter by saying that oth ers see in us what we see in ourselves. We get the kind of treatment we think we deserve. He asserts that thinking regulates action. Therefore, how you think de termines how you act, how you act in turn determines how others react to you. As I think about this statement my mind recalls some former colleagues that I worked with who can only be described as wet blankets. As you may know blan kets bring warmth, protection from the elements and impart a sense of security. Conversely a wet blanket does none of the above; it makes you cold, wet and wish ing to be anywhere else but wherever that wet blanket is. Comparatively speaking these former colleagues were famous for always seeing things negatively or for see ing themselves as a victim. Despite trying to speak positively to them I soon realized that they preferred living in negative land and the notion of moving to a more positive place would involve too much effort. Persons living in negative land have some signs that show who they are without them saying a single word; the outward appearance is crumpled, untidy and unorganized, they have a poor attitude towards their present job, they lack enthusiasm, they have no desire to be the best, they allow anything to enter their minds or to be spoken to them and they accept it. If you recognize any of these traits in yourself or another do the exact op posite and make a change in yourself or avoid those poisonous persons. The more you create an atmosphere of negativity the more you will become what surrounds you. In chapter 7 Dr. Schwartz speaks to the very point that we ended the last para graph on managing your environment; his title for this chapter is called Manag ing your Environment: Go First Class. Dr. Schwartz says the body is what the body is fed. By the same token, the mind is what the mind is fed. Mind food, of course, does not come in packages, and you cant buy it at the store. Mind food is your environment all the countless subconscious thought. The kind of mind food we consume determines our habits, attitudes and personality. Each of us in herited a certain capacity to develop. But how much of that capacity we have devel oped and the way we have developed that capacity depends on the kind of food we feed it. In short our environment shapes us. He further highlights aspects of some of our current individual environments as such prolonged association with nega tive people makes us think negatively; close contact with petty individuals devel ops petty habits in us. On the brighter side, companionship with people possess ing BIG ideas raises the level of our think ing; close contact with ambitious people gives us ambition. He encourages the reader to remember people who tell you it cannot be done almost always are unsuccessful people, are strictly average or mediocre at best in terms of accom plishment. The opinions of these people can be poison! Some of the advice Dr. Schwartz suggests relative to our environ ments are as follows; circulate in new groups (make new friends), select friends who have different views from your own and select friends who stand above pet tiness and who breathe encouragement into your plans and ideals. He states that since conversation is a big part of the environment that you create for yourself, always make it positive! In chapter 8 Dr. Schwartz speaks about making your attitudes your allies. actually have a voice. The key focus of this chapter is the concept of growing or cultivating attitudes. He encourages the reader to grow the attitude of I am ac tivated, in this he means that you need to elevate the level of your enthusiasm by learning more about particular topics you are connected to, learning more increases enthusiasm; secondly putting more life in all aspects of your life your smile, your handshake, your walk and your talk. Act alive and that vitality will translate into enthusiasm. And then he encourages everyone to broadcast good news, he as serts that no one accomplished anything positive by telling bad news. Chapter 9 speaks about Thinking right toward people. Dr. Schwartz opens the chapter by informing the reader that a basic rule of success is that it depends on the support of other people. He con cludes with the following advice make yourself lighter to lift be likable, take the initiative in building friendships, ac cept human differences and limitations (dont expect anyone to be perfect), dont let others prejudice your thinking about a third person, encourage others to talk (be come a great listener), practice courtesy all the time and dont blame others when you receive a setback. The Magic of Thinking BIG is that it is very well written. It provides practical advice to many issues faced by persons generally and it continues to nudge the reader in the direction of becoming a bet ter person. The remaining chapters help the reader to solidify their quest to Think BIG. Dr. Schwartz directs the reader to Get the Action Habit in chapter 10, he in structs them on how to turn defeat into victory in chapter 11, he educates them on how to use goals to enable growth in chap out to them how to be a leader. The main points that stand out that I would like to leave with you are these; Chapter 10 Get the action habit -Be an activationist. Be someone who does things. -Dont wait until conditions are per fect. They never will be. -Ideas have value only when they are acted upon. -Use action to cure fear and gain fear will disappear! -Dont wait for the spirit/inspiration to move you. Take action, dig in and you move the spirit! -Think on terms on now. Tomor row, next week, later and similar words are often synonymous with the failure Opinion Please see Insights Page 18

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 2013 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 piece entitled Melody by Tchaikovsky, Romanian Dance. While all of the pieces displayed different moods and styles, the It involved much spiccato bowing in which the bow is bounced off the string and be fore beginning the piece she told her audi ence It is best to play this piece when you have had a fright so that your arm shakes. When performing internationally, Elizabeth plays on her 1720 Red Mendels sohn Stradivarius but unfortunately, we are not privileged to hear its wonderful sound as a priceless violin like that cannot be sub jected to the rigours of an island climate. This year, however, we came very close since her friend, Christophe Landon, who was here with her and who is a Master Violin Maker with workshops around the world, had presented her with a new violin as a very special Christmas gift. He crafted the violin as an exact replica of her Stradivarius and the sound was tremendous. The top is made from a piece of 150 year old spruce and the back is maple. Mr. Landon of the Strads varnish pattern. He worked and put on the strings on Christmas Day. The audience, as always, was very appreciative of Ms. Pitcairns performance and this is certainly a wonderful way to bring in the New Year. South Abaco Violin From Page 1 North Abaco By Mirella Santillo Heavy damage to the vegetation caused by Hurricane Sandy did not prevent ninety four speciesseven more than last yearto be sighted during the annual Audubon Society North Abaco Christmas Bird Count. In spite of the high number, no extremely rare bird was spotted, but an abundance of birds belonging to certain species was reported. Fifty two Red Knots were observed Doves were in abundance at the old Cit rus Farm as well as Northern Mocking birds, Red-winged Blackbirds and Yellow Throated Warblers. Among the not so commonly seen species were two Northern Harriers hunting over the Citrus Farm; a Zenaida Dove hanging out by the Blue Hole near the horse farm, a Bahama Mock ingbird, not usually seen on North Abaco, feeding on papaya in someones backyard in Treasure Cay as well as three beautiful the Marls was also an exciting sight. The eighteen people who met that morning of December 29, 2012 were divided into three groups. Nine people took off to the fruit farm, led by Bruce Purdy who had come from Florida for the occa sion. A group went south towards Treasure Cay residential area and the dump under the leadership of Denny Moore with the Bahamas National Trust in Nassau and the third group. with Dr. Elwood Bracey in charge, went north to check the Marls, the old nursery and the Sea of Abaco coast. A lot of the coppice trees on the Cit rus Farm had lost leaves and berries, so Warblers, Western Spindalis and other coppice feathery residents were not as abundant as usual. A Northern Harrier swooped back and forth for several minPicture above is the Bruce Purdy group by a blue hole in North Abaco. Left to right: Janene Roessler, Barbara Foreman, Bruce Purey, Uli Nowlan, Marcus Davis, Susan Lill and Darla Alsteen. plumage. Cuban Hummingbirds also posed for photographers and the total number of birds recorded was impressive, so overall, it was a very rewarding day. Baltimore Oriole, Limpkin, WormEating Warbler, Pied-billed Grebe and Forsters Terns were added the following day to bring the count to 99, just short of the 100 birds target that Dr. Bracey had hoped to see.Audubon Society seeks birds in North Abaco

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January 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 WWW.FLORIDAAIRCARGO.COM en-GBCargo Service on demand at your conen-GB-en-GB venienceen-GB Bahamas, Caribbean, Central & South en-GB Americaen-GB Our Fleet: DC-3 for large volume loads Caravan C-208 Cargo Master 15001 NW 42nd Ave en-GB(Warehouse) Suite 122en-GB Opa-Loka, Florida 33054 en-GBFlightexpresso@aol.comen-GB Tel: 305-687-5880en-GB Fax: 305-687-5882 CARAVAN C-208 DOUGLAS DC-3 Sports Press Release The 2013 Great Abaco Family Fit ness Weekend is now open for registra tion. Registration details are available at the event website www.GAFFW.com or by contacting the Ministry of Tourism in Marsh Harbour. The weekend-long event will be held from March 22-24th at the Treasure Cay Beach, Marina, & Golf Resort. The weekend starts off with a 1-mile open wa ter swim on Friday, a Sprint & Olympic triathlon on Saturday followed by a kids' 1-mile run, and a 5k/10k fun run/walk on Sunday. Planning for the second instance of the event has been taking place over the past year and the organizers look forward ented event. Last years event brought around 75 participants and dozens more volunteers and spectators. This year there has been keen interest both locally and abroad, with a large group from Freeport planning to compete as well as a good base of athletes out of Nassau. Abaconians are expected to provide strong competition yet again, as the inaugural event was successful and well-received throughout the archipelago. Last year local triathletes Simon Lowe and his father Greg Lowe were slat ed to compete head-to-head in the Olympic triathlon, but due to an injury Simon had to watch from the sidelines. This year they both plan on returning and Greg will defend his title against his son and the other competitors. were both women, one from Freeport and the other from South Carolina. The event is geared towards both locals and visitors alike. Treasure Cay has one of the most scenic ocean swims available and it was ranked one of the top ten beaches in the world by Caribbean Travel & Life. The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Treasure Cay Resort & Marina, and Damianos/Sotheby's International Realty have again joined as the main sponsors. All of the sponsors' support of the event is immensely appreciated, along with all the hard work and support of the volunteers, friends and family. This year Bahamas Ferries has a trip running from Nassau to Abaco for the event, leaving Friday morning and returning Sunday afternoon. Those interested are asked to contact Bahamas Ferries di rectly to book their transportation. Above: competitors enter the Treasure Cay waters to start the Sprint Triathlon as part of the GAFFW in 2012. Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend gears up for 2013 Family Island athletes lead the wayMoores Island natives Elroy McBride and Shane Jones recognizedPress Release The Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) held its 13th Annual Awards Luncheon, under the patronage of the Honourable Kendal Nottage, honour ing Our Golden Knights, Olympians and Youth in Athletics. The awards ceremony, which was a Administration. The event featured excit ing video presentations and was oversubscribed by the many supporting fans, fam ily friends, and sponsors such as platinum partners FYP and BTC. Perhaps the highlight of the evening was the attendance by the athletes themselves, led by two of our Olympic Golden Knights, Ramon Miller and Demetrius Pinder. Athletes were rec ognized for their participation on the eight national teams that represented The Baha mas in 2012, with top athlete awards given to the top performers of this year. Of the athletes being recognized, nine represented three family islands. Five athletes from Eleuthera, led by Golden Knight Chris Brown, Denzel Pratt, Kristina Knowles, Kiana Albury and Andre Colebrook, the recipient of the Sir Dur ward Knowles Family Island Athlete of the Year award. Two athletes were recognized from Andros: CAC team member Leo Kemp and Tamara Myers, who was a nominee for 4 top athletes awards, winning both the Ronald Cartwright Most Outstanding Junior Female Field Athlete of the Year and the Collegiate Female Field Athlete of the Year awards. Moores Island, two veteran athletes, Elroy McBride and Shane Jones, were rec ognized. The largest number of non-New Providence delegates came from the island of Grand Bahama with a total of 31 athletes selected to the eight teams throughout the year, from the CUT level to the 2012 London Olympic Games. While many athletes attended, the event is still challenged due to the geo graphical layout of the country, economi cal restraints, competition with the yuletide season celebrations, and lastly, many of our senior athletes remain in the United States to prepare for the indoor season. Despite these challenges the athletes who were not in attendance were still recognized. Grand Bahamas GBAAA President, Mr. Kem Stuart, and Freeport-based BAAA Council Member Anita Doherty, accepted the awards on behalf of all the absentee Grand Bahamian athletes. Awards for other ab sentee Family Island residents were accept ed by family members and friends present. It goes without saying that represen tation by Family Island athletes remains on the rise. The Family Islands athletes performances are representative of the view Please see BAAA Page 10

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 2013 that the world has come to hold about The Bahamas. In the 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games The Bahamas was said to have won the games per capita. Similarly, New Providence is of late outshined by the family island performances, per capita. Moores island, whose popula tion is a little over 800 persons, continues to send viable male sprinters on the various national teams and the relay team from lays each year. Three of the four Golden Knights represent islands other than New Providence, and out of the 21 top athletes awards categories, nine categories were won by Grand Bahamians or Family Island athletes. However, this does not present rather the result of initiatives by the BAAA to be inclusive. An idea that has taken years of slow progress is now showing signs of success. In fact, it is through initiatives from clubs like Club Monica and Striders that have satellite programs, where ideas, workouts and resources are shared to encourage family island athletes to excel and attend meets in New Providence throughout the year. Athletes such as Andre Colebrook have relocated to New Providence to train and have access to facilities. The BAAA, in conjunction with the Coaches Associa tion, has encouraged coaches throughout the Family Islands to obtain IAAF and also hosted clinics locally and sponsored continuing education for coaches interna tionally. These initiatives are the results of within the family islands. In a recent Tribune article Minister Daniel Johnson shared the governments program to take these initiatives one step further. In January 2013 the government gram. With the program under the govern ments administration, this is an opportunity to bring organization and structure to the process, provide consistent and long-term funding and involve the participation of retired elite athletes and international scouts. London Olympics ushered in the change of tide with a new generation of elite Baha mian athletes. With these new initiatives, seeking out talent, not only in the family islands but also New Providence, The Bahamas is primed, once again for Olympic success in Rio 2016. It is with these goals in mind that BAAA under a new administration contin ues to welcome this partnership with the government, remains dedicated to hosting international events, clinics and awards ceremonies to honor our National Team Members. The luncheon was a display to the athletes and coaches that their hard work noticed. We are proud of all our Baha mian athletes, but we pay special tribute to the Grand Bahamian and Family Island athletes whose less-than-desirable training circumstances, prove that with a big heart all things are possible. SportsBAAA From Page 9 Press Release Beautiful January weather was on tap of Abaco. Winds were unfortunately very light and out of an unfavorable location for this venue. However, there was a good Sands and Thomas Key. The light winds proved to be trouble for not only the regulars, but especially for the new competitors. The course had to be shortened to a part of the harbour that had more consistent winds. Weeds were also an issue catching Jim Kaighins keel sitting in storage for about 8 months, elec tronic problems gave Randy and Thomas trouble. Round 2 will be held in Little Harbour January 19th. Come for lunch at Petes Pub and the racing starts at 2:00. Lenores famous brownies will be served following the racing. And as always, the commit tee thanks Lenore Mulock, for running the races, and also to Amy Sands for counting down the starts and taking pictures while Ylva was recovering from a cold. Ylva and Anders are expected to return for the Little Harbour race. year in Marsh HarbourInconsistent winds proved challenging for the racers. A second race at Petes Pub on Jan. 19 will pit competitors against each other once more. Photo credit: Amy Sands.

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January 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 Artist Highlight Leanne Russell By Canishka Alexander As a self-taught Bahamian artist, Leanne Russell remembers a connection to art from an early age. She recalled a humourous story of being attached to her gave her crayons, and she coloured on her upon its transformation to that of a work of art atop a shelf. After graduating from high school, Leanne went on to study commerce at St. Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Sco tia. She returned to her beloved Abaco to love: painting. Securing employment at the Green Turtle Club, she completed a collection of murals for her employers. She has also worked on a string of commissions for cor porate and private collections in the United States and Australia, and her work has graced the shores and inspired the people of St. Lucia and Dominica. While Leanne favours watercolor and acrylic on canvas or recycled antique clapboard shutters, she is open to allowing her artistic style to become a more progressive one. Lately, shes been experimenting with stain glass. But for now, her vibrant and expres sive masterpieces of The Bahamas culture and its people have captured the interest of many. In 2011, Leanne participated in the Public Treasury Art Program after being approached by Keisha Oliver, exhibition coordinator. The Bahama Mama inaugural of Abaco. Later this year, Leanne and Scharad Lightbourne, a Bahamian photographer, will team up in June for a collaborative show. The two plan to pay tribute to our countrys forefathers through their combined mediums. There is also a solo show planned for July where Leanne will showcase her work by offering what she calls a cohesive collection. You have to prove if you are relevant, Leanne reasoned. The greatest payoff for me is if someone is inspired you have to be inspired and then inspire. I am inspired by the community feeding off of each others energy. It fos ters an appreciation and helps you to become more creative and think outside of the box. Conversely, the last two years have created a whirlwind of activity for Le anne as she displayed her work through events hosted by DAguilar Art Founda tion, Burns House, the Central Bank of the Bahamas; the National Art Gallery for the Amos Ferguson Tribute Show; and Baha Mar Development. Leanne has been featured in Air Currents magazine, she was named a Cacique and she was a nominee for the Peoples Choice Award for Fash|Art 2012. Also in 2012, Leanne was chosen as one of the four nominees for Stylezine Magazine Peoples Choice Awards Visual Artist of the Year. Renowned Bahamian artist Alton Lowe and a mentor to Leanne has de scribed her as an inspiration for other young Bahamian artists. Truly she is an inspiration as a moth er of two, with a full-time job and an art career to go along with it. Nevertheless, Leanne recognized that the key to it all is balance. Leanne was also instrumental in the success of Furniture Plus Plus Arts & Culture (PAC) Summer Showcase 2011. As Acting Sales & Store Operations for the Abaco Furniture Plus store, Leanne and other staff members help to organize the event, which incorporated the work of 26 artists like Marjolein Scott and Karen McIntosh of Abaco Ceramics. Currently, the store is featuring the work of a new artist every month this year, and Green Turtle Cay Artist Rome Hyers stain glass lamps are now on display. Its important to network, Leanne disclosed. Nassau artists have the advan tage of having marketable art and the na tional art galleries. However, Leanne is also a big advocate for decentralization of the arts, and would like to see more happening for the talented people of Abaco. Last week, she was delighted to attend the opening of the Hummingbird Gallery in Hope Town. For more insight into her work as a painter, Leanne Russell can be contacted at leannerssll@gmail.com or at leannerus sellart.com. Above: Abaco artist, Leanne Russell. Above: a sample of Leannes work. A painting of conch shells.

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 2013 How Wonderful it WasBy Alton Lowe Not so very long ago the small communities throughout the Abaco islands had maintained traditions that dated back to the arrival of their ancestors in the late 18th century. Men tipped their hats to the la bles, spun homemade tops and gathered on the beach to mend nets, scrape boat bottoms and tell tall tales. The ladies had their own social and work activities dedi cated to cleaning and washing the clothes of their husbands and children. They also quilted, baked pies and bread in rock ovens and lovingly nurtured their families. All of this took place for many years when money was virtually non-existant. Beginning in the 1950s, this world underwent a rapid change. Introduction of electricity, running water, telephone com munication and, later, television and the computer, radically altered the small com munities in these islands. Iris Lowe, Colin Lowe and I began a series of character-based articles along with my paintings which were initially pub lished in the 1970s. Those stories provide a marvelous insight into the lives of individ uals, many of whom are now gone. Their stories are rich, wonderful and unique. Each story, in the coming weeks, will appear in The Abaconian and allow readers to see how wonderful it was not so very long ago. History & Heritage Norman Albury Abaco SailmakerBy COLIN LOWE Originally published: The Tribune Feb ruary 17, 1977 it just requires a good back," says Norman Albury. To a person who has been working at it for 70 years, it probably doesn't seem sailmaking appears to be anything but an easy craft. It's almost a second nature to Mr. Norman, as he is known to almost everyone. This habit of calling people by "Mister" or "Miss" is standard practice throughout The Bahamas; perhaps a part of the customs brought to the islands by Loyalists from the southern United States. Also, there is a practical reason as among these small Out Island communities there are often many people with the same distinguish just who you are talking about. Then, too, everybody knows everybody else and has done so for all of their lives, so why the formality of last names? Ad dressing an older person as "Mister" or "Miss" is just a sign of respect, Mr. Norman was born in 1897 at Man-O-War Cay so it was not surprising that he developed a trade that was connect ed with the sea. He began sewing canvas when he was about ten-years-old, learn ing from his father who made sails for the sponging vessels in the area. Considering that sails were the only source of power that the native sloops and schooners had, the job of the sailmaker was one of importance. Mr. Norman recalls that there were about four other sailmakers in the Abaco area during that period, one at Marsh Har bour, two at Hope Town and one at Green Turtle Cay. A part from his sailmaking, Mr. Norman was a teacher at Man-O-War and at Green Turtle Cay. He was married to Se lina Weatherford in 1919. Man-O-war Cay has become quite a tourist centre in recent years and this has proved to be a boon for Mr. Norman and his family as well as the rest of the com munity. Man-O -War's charming harbour is a favorite of visiting yachtsmen and there are always sleek boats and tall masts Above: a portrait or Norman Albury, painted by Alton Lowe. Please see Sailmaker Page 13

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January 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 lining the waterfront and at moorings. But, it's not for sails that they stop by Mr. Norman's little shop where some of the Members of his family can always be seen busily at work cutting and sewing. ous hats, bags, jackets and other products made from a sturdy, colourful material that is similar to canvas. These are all made in the shop in fact, visitors can see them being made by some of the ladies in Mr. Norman's family. It's really a unique and successful family enterprise. Mr. Norman isnt as active as he once was due to illness, but he is always happy to chat with visitors. He is a great source of local history and can still remember Man-O-War in the days before prosperity. Man-O-War has changed wonderare 95 homes on this little island owned by foreigners now. There is a lot more money made here now, but there's also a lot more wasted." acters of the Out Islands who has witnessed during his lifetime a great many changes in his community and in his country. He car ries within him a knowledge and a living memory of an important part of the history of his native land. This is something to be highly valued. History & Heritage Sailmaker From Page 11 Painting of the Hole-in-the-Wall Lighthouse, by Alton Lowe. Painting historyBy Alton R. Lowe If I had been asked at the age of sixteen, when I left The Bahamas to be come an artist, what I hoped to achieve in life, I would have been hard pressed to provide an answer. Like my own country whose sense of identity developed slowly over many decades, culminating in selfgovernment in 1967 and independence in 1973, my own vision of who I was and what I could accomplish in life came were truly formative years, and they have molded and enriched my life to this day. In those early years, I took for grant ed, as did most Bahamians, the unique beauty which surrounded me as I grew up. It was only after leaving The Bahamas to study in the United States that I slowly realized what a marvelous place my coun try was and to this day remains, and this has profoundly affected my work. An art ist can paint anything anywhere. His tal ent is only limited by his vision. As many people know, I have chosen to paint pri marily Bahamian subjects year after year. I have done this out of a great love for The Bahamas, its people and its heritage. It is my intent and my vision to amass a body of work that over time will show people for generations to come what The Bahamas was, is and can become. My interest in our traditions took shape when I was twelve years old and organized the Empire Day celebrations on Green Turtle Cay. It amazes me, and even makes me laugh to think of the "old" people allowing me to do so. I designed the costumes, organized the plaiting of the maypole and got older people to recite original poems and to sing island ballads. At this time and later, I was also active in Green Turtle Cay's New Year's Day "Bunce Parades", once again designing costumes and organizing the parade. In 1976, one of the proudest moments of my life occurred when I established the Albert Lowe Museum at Green Turtle Cay. I was determined that the wonder ful stories I had heard as a boy would not be lost. The museum, named in honour of my ship-building father, was meant to be a place that could tell the story of these islands and its early people: the Lucay ans, the Loyalists and their descendants, and the slaves who accompanied them and became the backbone of the country. This to keep the museum open, but over the years, tourists and journalists from all over the world have come to the museum and learned about our history and culture. Those who are interested know that The Bahamas is much more than "sand, sea Please see Painting Page 14

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 2013 and sun". Today, not only tourists, but numerous groups of students from the Out Islands and Nassau visit the museum to learn about their past. It has become a very useful educational tool and contin ues to energize me in terms of our history and our environment. Although I have port, I would like to say that The Bahamas Government has always fully supported this effort. Indeed, the museum was of and opening ceremonies were attended by hundreds of people from throughout the island and abroad. tablishing the museum. Bahamians from Green Turtle Coy and neighbouring is lands took renewed interest in family genealogy. I established committees and pally in the Ministry of Tourism under West, Florida (where many Bahamians have relatives), to develop a program to reunite families which had long since lost contact with each other. This was the original Island Roots Festival Hundreds of people participated on both sides of the Gulf Stream. Ceremonies took place both on Green Turtle Cay and in Key West. The Bahamas Government fully supported these efforts. This always included highTurtle Cay and Key West as "Sister Cit ies". Throughout the years, these festivi ties have been covered by ZNS as well as Miami's Channels 10 and 4. A second major result of establish ing the museum was a renewed interest in archaeology, making sense of artifacts readily available from Lucayan days and early settlements of Loyalists. A close friend, Robert Carr, an internationally Painting From Page 13 History & Heritage respected archaeologist, organized a dig which located the early settlement of Car leton on Great Abaco. His work continues up to the present. In April 2003, he sent a group to analyze the area at the New Plymouth jail in Green Turtle Cay. Addi tionally, he has excavated material on the museum grounds and helped authenticate and date materials now at the museum. Recently the government hired Bob Carr to excavate Preacher's Cave at Eleuthera where they discovered Lucayan artifacts and material from the Eleutheran Adven turers. A third result was the publication in 1983 of Sandra Riley's book Homeward Bound: A History of the Bahamas to 1850 the American Loyalist Plantation Period. The book remains in print and has helped preserve information which might well have been lost. Her research material is archived at the museum. of opening the museum and the growing interest in the past was the creation of the Memorial Sculpture Garden at Green Turtle Cay. I had dreamed for years of creating a sculpture garden which would celebrate the landing of the Loyalists and their slaves in The Bahamas. The Gar den's basic design is in the form of the Union Jack. Placed at intervals are ped estals with bronze busts of descendants of the early settlers. A bronze plaque on each pedestal tells an individual's story. Centered in the Garden are two young la dies in bronze standing atop a large ped estal. The bronzes are all created by my friend, James Mastin. The center sculp ture was entitled by Mastin, The Landing. Ground-breaking ceremonies under the auspices of Lady Pindling gave a strong start to project which took fully four years to complete. The Garden is a monument to Loyalists and slave alike. Both started new lives and became something unique: neither British nor African, but something newBahamian. The Garden, which was in 1987, was declared a Bahamas National Monument and today attracts hundreds of tourists. It has been written up in dozens of articles published in newspapers and magazines around the world. As a proud Bahamian, I might add that the Garden was the model for another Sculpture Gar den created at Key West several years ago. I would also like to say that with in Nassau and other islands, neither the idea nor the work of sculptor James Mas tin would have ever seen the light of day. Two other areas of interest should be mentioned as being solid contributions to Bahamian society and culture. I have always been interested in the performing arts and for twenty-eight years have spon sored a cultural weekend at Christmas. Concerts, plays and talks have been or ganized over the years. Community sup and audiences come from islands near and far. The annual weekend is supported by the Ministry of Tourism and information is widely disseminated through various publications. Many foreigners schedule their visits to coincide with the weekend. Performers are both foreign and Baha mian. Recently, Key West sent a seven ty-member Chorale for the occasion and Miami's Momentum Ballet Company has twice brought its troupe to perform under American grants to their company. While these activities have enriched my own life and that of many others, my main work and interest continues to be painting in oils. As of today, I have held thirty-eight one-man shows in Nassau. Ive also recently opened up a gallery at my home on Black Sound, Green Turtle Cay, which is open for special exhibi tions of my work throughout the year and by appointment when otherwise closed. I would like to think that the paintings which I have created through the years make up a body of work that uniquely tells the story of this beautiful land and her remarkable people. Life has been rich in these islands, but it has also been hard. Weak men and women would not have survived. Indeed, many of the strong did not survive. I have spent years recording in oils the lives of white and black Baha mians. While many of these paintings are now in private hands, I expect that over time many will come into public view, and the world will see what a rich legacy has been left to future generations. I would be remiss if I did not discuss the stamp paintings, now numbering over one hundred. These have taken even me ist" paintings was done in 1983. Working with the Postmaster General at the time, John Saunders, I have produced paint ings expressly for the Bahamas Govern ment almost every year since. It has been a labour of love. I take great pride and I am grateful to the Government for having had the opportunity to be of service to my country in this way. Summing up, people still marvel at the rich colours in my paintings, but these are true to life, as true as anything ever painted anywhere. I have sought to cap ture men and women at work and play, in all walks of life. I have done exten sive research for my historical paintings, whether shipbuilding in the Abacos or Columbus landing at San Salvador. Old buildings, many sadly now gone, are for ever memorialized. The beauty of our country shown in seascapes and land scapes, at dawn and at sunset, even in the luminous light of the moon, have, I be lieve, awakened many of us to the need to preserve what we have for future gen erations. These paintings have also served as "ambassadors of good will" for many people who either see them in private homes, public institutions or through the hundreds of articles in newspapers and magazines as well as television interviews done over the years. I have loved this country and discover each year new rea sons for continuing my work. Many of my and plants, are purchased for their beauty. These paintings also hold a truth: we must preserve and enhance what God gave us in these islands. I have developed a vision as I have matured and my paintings are at the core of that vision. Now that I am spending more time on Green Turtle Cay than I have for many years, friends have urged me to exhibit my original paintings not only here at my gallery on green Turtle Cay, but where many Abaconians and foreign friends can see them. My cousin, Percy Pinder and his family, have been kind enough to offer their establishment as an exhibition space. Thus, on February 16, at the Sand Dollar Shoppe in Marsh Harbour, twenty of my paintings will be on display until Feb. 21. While all the paintings will be for sale, Im excited that, after all these years, Abaconians and other friends will have an opportunity to see my originals instead of reproductions. Mr. and Mrs. Percy Pinder and family, and I, cordially invite all of our bition on Feb 16 21. 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

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Precious memories of Jim will linger in the hearts of his loving Sons: David and Ricardo (Ricky); His Grandchildren: Taylor Hall and Vera Hall; His Brothers: Al, Evan and Ossie Hall: His Sisters: Dorothea Hall, Beatrice Sands and Geanette Albury; Brothersinlaw: Tony Sands and Lonnie Albury; Sisters-in-law: Phyllis Pugh and Juani ta Hall; His Nieees: Kristi Wong, Lonnette Ferguson, Fallon Albury, Misty Romero, Angelique Hall, Jessie Hall.. and Renee Pugh: His Nephews: John and Stephan Hall, Cameron Knowles, Luke Hall and Austin Hall; Niece-inlaw: Gina Knowles; Nephews-in-law: Lydell Ferguson and Danny Romero. He is also survived by a host of other relatives and friends including: Barbara Mae Weech Barbara Mae Weech was born on May 12th, 1926 to Cap tain Theo dore Cromwell and Remembering Family and Friends Emily Jerlene Curry in New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas. Barbara was predeceased by her husband Foster, her parents Theodore Cromwell and Emily Jerlene Curry, sister Cynthia Lowe and brother Cur tis Curry. She is survived by one son Foster Ellsworth Weech and one daughter Paula-Leonne Unhjem. Sonin-law Ivar Unhjem, daughter-in-law Anne Weech. Sisters Esther Darville and Beverly Curry, sisters-in-law Elva Sweeting and Doreen Weech, broth ers-in-law Vertrum Lowe and Patrick Sweeting. Grandchildren Michelle and Matthew Key, Troy and Angela Unhjem, Ronny and Kristina Unhjem, Kelly and Jonathan Dam. Great-grand sons Cody, Bradley, Dylan Unhjem and Brayden Dam. Great-granddaugh ters Nikita Unhjem, Mackenzie Dam and Jennifer Cooke. Godson Grafton She is also survived by 11 neph ews, 10 nieces and a host of other relatives and friends including Martha Albury, Cherine McKinney, Cheryl Sweeting, Trevis and Peggy Curry, Anne Parotti, Sadie Lowe, Pat Beth el, Peter and Sally Sweeting, Wal lace and Denise McDonald, John and Karen Dam, Edmond and Chere Pinder, Clifton and Nancy Smith, Cheryl Cooke, Dr. Frank Boyce and the staff at Abaco Family Medicine. Funeral Service will be held Sat urday, January 12th at New Vision Ministries in Marsh Harbour, Abaco at 11am. New Year, New Opportunities. Looking to advertise? The Abaconian has a solution for whatever your marketing budget. we can reach your market. AbaconianNews@gmail.com

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 2013 Across 1. The 12 of these are studied in astrology. 3. (Slang) We done ______; To arrive 8. By its very _______ section. 12. Spreadbale made with fruits. 14. Concept of what s mine is mine and whats yours is yours. 15. Where food is prepared on a ship. swim it must _______. Down 2. _________ monarchy; Bahamian style of government. 4. The Down Under 5. To slowly shrink. 6. Good luck catching anything without ______. 7. __________ Rule, Celebrated January 10. 9. Forever. 11. Fool someone by pulling this over their eyes. 13. High and _______. 16. Joy, Peace and ______, the greatest of these. 17. Richard the Lionhearts opponent. Across 1. MAYANS The 2012 End-ofthe-world prophecy attributed to ______ 4. AUDUBON This society in Abaco are avid bird-watchers. 5. BRAVE DPMs nickname. 9. DUNE Coastline feature extremely susceptible to hurricanes and surges. 11. WINE Comes in red and white. 12. RESOLUTION Made at the beginning of the year. 15. EMERALDS ________ and rubies. 17. FIREWORKS A common sight at midnight on new Years.Down 2. SUBSTITUTE To use in place of; or a students favourite type of teacher. 3. CLARIDGE This ultra-runner will attempt Crown Haven to Sandy point. 5. BILNEY ________ Lane; Orphanage in Nassau. 6. PATTERSON Byrle ________________, a memorial park in Hope Town. 7. BLUES Precursor to rock n roll. 8. WINNER Everyones a __________! 10. DELTA This airline is eyeing Abaco as a possible new commercial destination. 13. CRABS These come in white, black or blue, among others. 14. FLUSH This Royal always wins. 16. SIMMONS Bill _______ Construction; company given Abacos road contract in Otober and again for January.

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January 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 Drug Arrest (Suspect arrested and charged)At 10:54pm on 29th December, 21 year old male and a 16 year old male, both of Murphy Town, in reference to Posducted a search of the accused persons in the area of Murphy Town and discovered a plastic bag containing marijuana. As a result, they were arrested and charged. Shopbreaking (Under Investigation)At 9:45am on 28th December, 2012, a 30 year old male of Crossing Rocks, Abaco reported that sometime between 5:30pm on 27th December and 9:30am on 28th December, 2012, some unknown person broke into a local clothing store located Marsh Harbour. The culprit stole an assortment of mens clothing. Police action requested. are investigating this matter.Shopbreaking (Under Investigation)At 10:40am on 28th December, 2012, a 37 year old female of Crossing Rocks, Abaco, reported that sometime between 7:00pm on 27th December, 2012 and 10:40am on 28th December, 2012, some unknown person/s broke into a local Beauty Shop located Marsh Harbour, Ab aco. The culprit searched but nothing appears to be stolen. Police action requested. are investigating this matter.Unlawful Sexual Intercourse (Suspect arrested and charged)At 12:05am on 29th December, 2012, a 28 year old female of Marsh Harbour reported that sometime around 12:02am same date, she and her boyfriend caught an adult male in her residence with her 15 years old sister of the same address. Police action requested. Suspect Arrested patched to the scene where they arrested the suspect: a 20 year old male of Spring City, Abaco. The suspect was brought to M.H.P.S. where he was charged for the offence. Investigation continues. (Suspect arrested and charged)At 10:25am on 28th December, 2012, a 29 year old male of Murphy Town, Aba co, reported that sometime around 7:00am the same date while at a friends residence in Murphy Town, a young man known to him caused harm to him. Police action re quested. ing investigations into this matter. Stealing (Under Investigation)At 12:42pm on 28th December, 2012, a 29 year old female of Murphy Town, Abaco reported that sometime be tween 9:40pm and 10:25pm on 27th De cember, 2012, some unknown stole from her residence cash and other valuables. are investigating this matter.Sudden DeathAt 12:50am on 26th December, 2012, a 43 year old male of Marsh Harbour reported that his father, 71 years of age, of Marsh Harbour died at his residence located at Marsh Harbour. Police action requested. Same date, a local Doctor pronounced the body dead and reported that the de ceased was suffering from lung cancer. Foul play was not suspected in this matter.Damage (Under Investigation)At 10:00am on 26th December, 2012, a 60 year old female of Marsh Harbour, Abaco, reported that sometime between 6:30pm on Monday 24th December, 2012, and 10:00am on Wednesday 26th Decem ber, 2012, some unknown person/s broke the front glass-door to her shop, located inMarsh Harbour, Abaco. Police action requested. are investigating this matter.Housebreaking (Under Investigation)At 6:20am on 25th December, 2012, a 48 year old female of Spring City, Abaco, reported that sometime around 6:15am on Tuesday 25th December, 2012, some unknown person/s broke into her residence. The culprit searched and stole cash. Police action requested. are investigating this matter.Housebreaking (Suspect arrested, charged and property recovered) At 5:30pm on 4th January, 2013, a 71 year old male of Treasure Cay, Abaco, reported to the Treasure Cay Police Station that sometime between11:00am and 5:15pm on 4/1/13, some unknown person/s entered his residence and stole an iPhone. Police action requested. Arrest Update At 7:30pm on 7th January, 2012, through good community support and in telligence, Cpl. Boyd c/o Green Turtle Cay Police Station arrested a 21 year old male and recovered the stolen items. Housebreaking (Suspect arrested, charged and property recovered)At 2:30pm on 4th January, 2013, a 75 year old female resident of Treasure Cay reported to the Treasure Cay Police Station that sometime between 11:00am and 1:00pm on 4th January, 2012, some unknown person/s entered her residence and stole one iPhone. Police action requested. Arrest Update At 7:30pm on 7th January, 2012, through good community support and in telligence Cpl. Boyd c/o Green Turtle Cay Police Station arrested a 21 year old male and recovered the stolen items Stealing From a Vessel (Suspect arrested, charged and property recovered) At 11:15am on 5th January, 2012, a 63 year old male of Treasure Cay, Abaco, reported that sometime between 4:30pm and 6:00pm on 4th January, 2013, some unknown person/s entered his vessel a 30ft Pursuit that was docked at a local dock at Treasure Cay and stole one I phone, a Droid and a wallet containing $100.00. Police action requested. Arrest Update At 7:30pm on 7th January, 2012, through good community support and in telligence Cpl. Boyd c/o Green Turtle Cay Police Station arrested a 21 year old male in connection with this incident. (Suspect arrested and charged)At 9:10am on 4th January, 2013, a 38 year old female of the Mudd, Abaco, came to M.H.P.S. along with her son who re ported that some around 8:00am on 4/1/13 while at their residence, his brother cut him on the hand with a sharp object. Police action requested. Suspect Arrested M.H.P.S. arrested the suspect age 16 year old of The Mudd in reference to this matter. He was brought to M.H.P.S. where he was charged for the offence. (Under Investigation)At 4:10pm on 6th January, 2012, a 27 year old female of Marsh Harbour, Abaco, reported that sometime around 3:44pm same date while at her residence, her ex-boyfriend caused harm to her. Po lice action requested. Investigation continues. Disorderly Behaviour, Throwing Missiles and Resisting Arrest (Suspect arrested and charged)At 9:38am on 5th January, 2013, Ofwith Police Reserves arrested a 40 year old male of Sandy Point under arrested reference to Disorderly Behaviour, Resisting Arrest and Throwing Missiles. The suspect in this matter was charged and released on court bail. Investigation continues. Unlawful Entry (Suspect arrested and charged)At 6:00pm on 2nd January, 2012, a 53 year old of Murphy Town, Abaco, reported that on Monday 31st December, 2012, he discovered that some person/s en tered into and was living in his unoccupied storage apartment in Murphy Town, Abaco. He received information that a male known to him who was recently arrested for stealing is responsible for this matter. Police action requested. Suspect Charged Abaco charged the suspect in this matter. Disorderly Behaviour (Suspect arrested and charged)At 12:45am on 2nd January 2012, of old male of Dundas Town, Abaco in refer ence to Disorderly Behavior and Resisting Arrest while at a local Inn located Crockett Drive, Abaco. The accused was brought to M.H.P.S. where he was booked in and charged for the offence. DRUG ARRESTAt about 6:10pm on 1st January, 2013, Cpl. Boyd c/o Green Turtle Cay Police Station arrested a 19 year old male of Green Turtle Cay, Abaco reference to Possession of Dangerous Drugs. He was subsequently charged for the offence. Crime Report

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