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Title: Abaconian
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Publisher: Bradley Albury
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 02-15-2013
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February 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 4 FEBRUARY 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 A Town Meeting was held on Jan 20 to discuss viable harvesting of Abacos pine forest, among other topics. Above:Arien Sikken, FAO Forestry Specialist; Christo Knowles Director of Parks. For more see page 6. Forestry town meeting plants seeds for FAO Training Project development in South Abaco. On the agen view of the organization, a discussion of new marketing tactics and presentations by ancillary partners such as the Police who reported on stolen vessels throughout the country. The day was capped by a round table discussion with the Minister for Financial made the case to Mr. Pinder that the gov ernment loses millions of dollars in rev enue a year from faulty recording a collec Financial Services Minister meets with MOB Group stresses government does not know full impact of Marina industry Above: Minister for Financial Services, Ryan Pinder, met with members of MOB early February. Seen here at the end of the table during the meeting at Schooner Bay, Min. tion practices in the marina and yachting industries. nas and marine-oriented businesses stretch gavage, they are the leading voice for the economically critical, yet underdeveloped, marina industry in the country. Mr. Dargavage pointed to collab orative marketing, such as displays at Please see MOB Page 20 By Timothy Roberts Road repairs have begun in Dundas and Murphy Town and Marsh Harbour second week of February to repair potholes and resurface portions of the road. vis signed a $1.3 million contract with potholes and resurfacing more problematic portions of road between the three Central Abaco settlements. Craig Simmons, Project Manager for doing now is the road treatment and the initial widening of the road for the initial paving of the road. Mr. Simmons said the area by Texaco is going to be reconstructed and that it was just patched to make the road for the public a little smoother in the meantime. Mr. Simmons said that the repairs are estimated to take up to four months; three-and-a-half months. He also indicated that they have hired a number of local workers since starting and hope to hire a few more before the job is complete. ing them the ropes so hopefully one day they will be able to do this themselves and companies wouldnt be able to come in, he said. Road work underway in Central Abaco months.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian February 15, 2013 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com Min. Dorsett reviews Management to return to central government By Timothy Roberts Minister of Environment and Hous and two transfer stations on February 8 in order to assess and ensure the investment in the islands waste management is prop erly managed and utilized. During his trip to Abaco Mr. Dorsett transfer stations near Cherokee and Cedar Harbour, all of which have had their share of problems. Mr. Dorsett said he visited with the Thomasina Wilson along with his local transfer stations as well as these dumpsites throughout Abaco. up against to address issues of remediation and to make sure that the amount of money that the government has invested in infra structure in Abaco to deal with waste dis posal is properly utilized, he said. Recently Cabinet made a decision that view of the Department of Environmental lands it presently comes under local gov ernments management. The current contract for the Great istry of Environment will now work out a new framework for the management of that Central & All Abaco facility and to address some necessary im provements to it. He noted, however, that collection still falls under the purview of local gov ernment but moving forward the manage dumpsites will be the responsibility of DEHS. there is a considerable amount of work to that was invested in building transfer sta tions in Cedar Harbour and Cherokee that are not being used. Mr. Dorsett said his Ministry intends to make sure money is available to clean the sites and use them for the purpose they were intended to serve. up, putting bins onsite, to ensure that wide spread indiscriminate dumping that takes now that we are in a mid-term budget and that well be able to allocate the necessary resources so that all of those facilities are properly manned and that there is a proper plan with respect to how we manage the waste, he said. to be performed by whoever manages the proper practices needs to be established to ensure we dont have a repeat performance Ms. Wilsons report on the Central with the current cells and do some minor adjustments to address the leachate pond, compromised lining and issues with the storm drain to make sure they function properly. Mr. Dorsett said that Ms. Wilson has made recommendations and he will be guided by that fully understanding the ur gency of the matter. Red Cross launches HIV/AIDS Preventative Education Project John Darville, project coordinator for ference on Feb. 7 at Abaco Central High implemented on the island of Abaco. The program is sponsored by the American Red Cross. ternational Services was pleased to execute programs for the past four years, and that Caroline Turnquest was on-island to tervention workshop. man suffering wherever it may be found. infection per capita in comparison to our neighbouring nations and indeed the world, suffering. Ms. Turnquest expressed excitement ternational Services Division of the Ameri can Red Cross. She said this particular program is managed by six countries in the Caribbean, so they are pleased to have been chosen for their funding and technical sup port. The funding for the project covers a period of four years, and is divided into two been completed. our intervention team at the society is ex pected to launch and execute a community stakeholders development process, and a se ries of interventions on two islands of The the team has decided to work with the is lands of Abaco and Eleuthera over the next two years. Our intervention targets youths ages 16 to 29, who are in vulnerable situ ations. Mr. Darville said that discussions had begun on the island three weeks before with a stakeholders visit to ensure that all partners were engaged, and that there is a community buy-in and consensus toward a successful end. He graciously applauded Preston Cunningham, senior island admin istrator, for his full support of the program from the onset and for his advice and guid ance. During his remarks, Renardo Curry, Secretary, voiced his discontent over The aged the students to practice abstinence, and to follow the guidelines of the program, so That day, the intervention team began ticipants within their target group at Abaco Central High School. According to Mrs. Turnquest, the initial target population for also focus on the Haitian diaspora living in the Mud and Pigeon Pea communities.

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian February 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 Forestry town meeting plants seeds of FAO Training Project By Jennifer Hudson The Ministry of The Environment and Housing held a Town Meeting on ish Church Hall to inform the public about the Food and Agriculture Organization of meeting was opened with prayer by John tive for South Abaco, followed by open ing remarks by David Knowles, Director Mr. Knowles welcomed everyone on behalf of the organizations involved in this technical cooperation project, namely, the FAO and commended Christopher Rus sell for putting the evenings programme together. Mr. Russell, who is Director of on the Forestry Act and Regulations plus Forestry Development Potential Opportu nities. He stated that in 1996 a permit was land for Abaco residents. hamas formulated the Forestry Act which became enacted in 2011. This provided the legal framework for the long term manage ment of the forests and established a gov ernment forestry agency with the appoint ment of a Director of Forestry. plan is prepared to manage the forests for a sustainable yield of timber and contribution to the national economy. Each designated forestry area is subjected to a management plan which includes: licences, permits for forestry, use of pre scribed burning, forest roads and forest recreation. renewable timber harvesting licence for Harbour. Also for the construction of a sawmill south of Marsh Harbour. The company is allowed to selec tively thin out selected areas of the pine forest for the manufacturing of baseboards, and mulch. Terms and conditions set out for this company are that they must hire skilled jobs, present a working plan have struct a weighbridge to record the weight of the pine logs. The government receives royalties years. The Forestry Project for Abaco pro vides a contract for training in Forestry Management and Planning by a special ist for eleven months, also for the train ing of park wardens and the production of forestry management plans. The question was asked by a member of the audience as to whether persons can get into businesses concerning forestry. Mr. Russell replied in anyone in these projects and he will help allow for development on the right scale for businesses such as mulching, chipping etc., he stated. Arien Sikken, a FAO Forestry Spe second portion of the programme which was an introduction to the Forestry Train ing Project. Mr. Sikken was described as selected from a very large number of appli Mr. Sikken explained that the FAO assists countries who are members of the information. The original plan for the train ond workshop which was taking place on shops were of three days duration. Topics included in the course were: history and cation, sustainability, tools and equipment, logging operations, wood processing and products, policy and legislation. mas is pine which is only found on Andros, for use of the pine include lumber, furni wood chips, resin and turpentine. Day one of the Abaco workshop in volved monitoring harvesting in the Trea sure Cay area, demarcating boundaries, skid trail design, selecting future crop trees and selecting for future harvest. Days two and three were in the Spring City area and also involved selecting trees for future crops and harvest and skid trail design. Future workshops, it was announced, will cover chainsaw use, prescribed burning The Forestry Management Pilot which will be held between Spring City and Marsh Harbour for one month in Please see Forestry Page 7

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February 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 Central & All Abaco conians as forestry workers. Following Mr. Sikkens presentation which included an interesting power point presentation of explanatory photographs, The meeting was closed by Mr. Knowles who remarked on the intensity of the course which is both theoretical and prac tical. He encouraged the audience to sup in Florida has been lost but we do not want to see it happen here. We must manage the forests which is what the trainees are learn ing to do now, he stated. Forestry From Page 6 Department of Forestry performs on-site training By Mirella Santillo The class-room training of prospec evening of January 30 was followed by two on-site demonstrations in the forest located in the Treasure Cay area, across and north exercise on January 31 in the forest near Spring City and on February 1 again in shown how to recognize and identify trees suitable for future crop. The trees had to be straight and healthy with no branches. Arian Sikken, who has been exploring the pine forest of Abaco for the last several that the participants had chosen the right trees which were then marked with tape for future reference. Christopher Russell, Director of For group. He explained that the aim was to train people nationally to introduce them to basic forestry management concepts, to teach them terminology and various other aspects of a park warden responsibilities such as how to measure trees heights, di ameter and volume and to identify sample hectare. The trainees also have to learn Cay, the previous day. According to Mr. Sikken, the pine forest around Spring City was not the best for future crop. On the West side of the logging road, very few trees were suitable. They were either warped or very thin. On the East side, however quite a few good trees were marked as suitable for future crop material, but the best trees, said Mr. Sikken, were found in the north. The next step will be to clear the im mediate surroundings of the marked trees to allow them to develop without impedi ment, by removing the smaller trees next to them. The tree crown, he explained, must have enough space to develop as its size is proportionate to the size of the trunk. The vin Russel, will be used for minor local industries such as crafts or fencing. The training was a hands-on exercise; be analyzed and the inventory will be kept to determine the value of timber to be used for further concession areas. Such concessions have already been logging in the north part of Abaco some time this year.

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian February 15, 2013 From the Editor's Desk // Cupid on Wheels 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 Something that probably involves roses, and chocolates and hearts and happens Hello again, dear readers. Welcome and only, newspaper. Those of you keep ing track at home know how quickly we are moving through this year. Soon we will challenges and legs. The granddaddy of ment, will have teams trolling our waters all in search of that giant champions ring. getting? Yes, we are through the holiday sea son and edging our way towards the heat and craze of summer-fun. We are inching along though the year, because these disas trous roads of ours wont allow for us to mons and Co. are out there working (we roads got to the point that they are in now. Town just to know what it feels like to drive twenty yards without slowing to a crawl or swerving to avoid craters that would make the moon envious. Moon. Full moon. Moonlit dinner. too used to hearing about our government, past and present and most likely future, spending tens of millions and seeing paltry, measly results. So it doesnt surprise me when fellow Abaconians arent impressed lion is thrown out as a solution to what is an increasingly dangerous situation on Ab acos roads. Does the country have money pluses, but this island community has paid more than our fair share into the Treasury to warrant a basic upgrade. Spending. Money. Paying for fancy posed to buy fancy things for somebody? there is a government contract being ex ecuted and the people executing it are mak ing themselves available to us, the media. to see also boats humming along through the harbour and across the Sea of Abaco. by that lets me see out over the sea between Marsh Harbour, Guana Cay and Man O of sailboats enjoying what made this beau tiful country so famous. member now. pears work is being done and so we should be bringing pitchers of lemonade (and later them along faster. On the other side of the token we need to remain vigilant and stay on top of our representatives in govern ment. We did pay for this work, after all. Maybe one day soon we can all take entines Day car ride without worrying about falling into a pot hole. Community Calendar Show at Abaco Gold Workshop in Hope Town Treasure Cay Heritage Day

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February 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Letters to the Editor PLOP Urges You to Adopt-a-Pothole Dear Editor; tant part of our heritage. Some people say very own, personal pot-hole, and then decorate it with shells, coloured rocks, or a few low-lying plants maybe even a banana tree or two in the rainy season. At Christmas, the best decorated pot-hole wins a prize. This will encourage people to take pride in our pot-holes, and also lessen the road-rage of those who are unlucky enough to drive into one. And by the way all you scientists who say that those Sawmill Sink crocodiles are "extinct" there's at least one that's Yours sincerely, Walk a Mile in My Shoes First Dear Editor; years but past and present governments did and you want to tell me to pray for, what, more illegal immigrants? things you dont know] ok? Dont mean to be rude, but when Christie ran, he said he My lawyer sent letters to the Environmen tal Ministry, they did nothing, a letter went went to the Ministry of Works but they did nothing. Just look at Marsh Harbour. The slums This is what the past and present govern them in Gods hands. P.S. Sometimes the po-pos will come but they dont do anything. So much for having them. Props to the Prop Shop and Boatyard Dear Editor; There are so many unhappy and neg ative letters to the editor, please allow this positive one. Abaco Marine Props deserve praise for the us. After trying to create a new chan nel in some Abaco marl, our starboard prop was quite damaged and the port one less so. We brought the boat to the Marsh 30. They promptly hauled the boat, re moved the props with help from an outside vendor, and delivered them to the Abaco Props. They in turn went right to work and returned them all symmetrical, shiny, and as good as new on Thursday. The Yard had our boat back in the water by late after noon. The world would be a better place ciently. Hope Town @TheAbaconian Page 10Residents this inspire my inner politician -Futurebeej @TheAbaconian: to publish your tweets about Abaco in the next issues. OK We need transparency about recent police shooting in the Muds. -hmose @TheAbaconian: #abaconian to pub lish your tweets about Abaco in the -Futurebeej Tweet @TheAbaconian Letters to the Editor in 140 characters or less. More letters see page 16

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian February 15, 2013 Specializing in Residential & Commercial Real Estate throughout The Abacos HOPE TOWN HIDEAWAYSLas Brisas3B/2B Sleeps 6. Large home on paved road at the south end of Elbow Cay. Includes owners boat slip just two minutes walk away on private, beautiful Tahiti Beach. Gorgeous 360 degree view of the Sea of Abaco, Atlantic Ocean, and Tilloo Cut. Starting at $2,300/wk plus tax 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! $1.45 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 A Tranquil Landing3B/2B Sleeps 6. Beautiful home, built in 1997, located directly on the waterfront with amazing views of the Hope Town Harbour. Spectacular Sunsets! Private dock out front for a boat up to 26ft long. Convenient to everything. Starting at 2,700/wk plus tax Fresca 4B/4B Sleeps 8. Situated innew development, Spacious home features hardwood oor & private pool. Enjoy Atlantic views & breezes from the decks. Short walk to beach or On Da Beach Bar and Grill. Hope Town village is a quick drive away. Gives a private & convenient island vacation. Starting at $3,000/wk plus tax 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 PRICE NEW LISTING Donald Seas 3B/2B Beautiful home w/private gazebo on coconut fringed beach & dock. Boasts master w/king & two guest rooms, w/queen & twins. Covered deck w/hammocks & outdoor furnishings. Also oering an additional vacant lot. $1.9 M USD R UM R UNNERSBAR & GRILL Beer Special 15% Gratuity addedOPENThursday to Sunday 3pm Until Located N ext to Insurance Mana g emen tBB BB Q Chic ken We make going out fun! Old School DJWith DJ Craig Boo Central & All Abaco Press Release On Sunday, February 10, 2013 at about 3:20 am a 29 year old female resident of Marsh Harbour contacted the Marsh Harbour Police Station and reported that an accident occurred on Forest Drive, in the area of Southside Road involving a single vehicle. Police assistance was requested. Marsh harbour Police Station responded and arrived at the scene and discovered a Gray 1990 Ford Mustang registered to a male resident of Marsh Harbour and driven by the deceased a 37 year old male of Marsh Harbour. This vehicle received extensive dam age. The deceased was the lone occupant of the Gray Mustang and was travelling west on Forrest Drive in the area of South side Road when he lost controlled and col injuries and succumbed to said injuries at the scene. The scene was visited by Emergency Emergency Medical Team, who rendered medical assistance to the injured party, who showed no vital signs. tributing factor in this incident. An inten sive investigation has been launched into this matter. The deceaseds vehicle col pole in half. Government Clinic visited the scene and pronounced the body dead. trict. Speed a major factor in second The Abaconian reminds its Gardening Workshop held at Community Center By Timothy Roberts open to the public Gardening Workshops at their Cultural Center on Queen Eliza beth Drive with a session on preparing and sustaining an herb garden. shop which outlined the basics of planting man also showed how toilet paper rolls can be recycled and made into miniature pots to plant herb seeds in. Participants will be required to main tain their herb plantings over the next few weeks and continuing workshops will be held at the Cultural Centre. Waves, said she visited a few schools in the area in hopes to garner interest from ple, young or old, an idea of how to grow vegetables and herbs for themselves, she said. The Centre is also organizing several other workshops including Womens and Mens Empowerment, jewelry making and music industry workshops. Art for the Parks offers many events to the public Simultaneous events took place at the the Parks on Jan. 26 one of which was the 2013 Chalk Art Festival. Thirty blocks of art work by Abaco artists were aligned along the boardwalk and were sponsored by local churches, business establishments and banking institutions. The event was or ganized by The Rotary Club of Abaco. According to Rev. Andrew Sands, youth director of the Rotary Club of Ab Rotary-sponsored event, and some of the blocks had two artists working together on them. The event helped to raise funds for teract. At the end of the Chalk Art Festival, awards were presented to the artists. Most Original was awarded to Artist Garnell Stuart Dawkins for Java Coffee Shop, and second place went to Artist Kate Sims for a St. Francis teacher, who was sponsored by The Abaconian. Nature Rocks Art Competition: Please see Arts Page 11

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February 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 Central & All Abaco Rocks Art Competition was underway director. There were three categories with Category 1 assigned to primary schools; Category 2 for middle schools, and Cat egory 3 for high schools. Students were asked to design music CD covers for an talented students also wrote and included songs with lyrics in their designs. Deshawn McKinney; Eddison Saunders; Williams of Crossing Rocks Primary. The Treasure Cay Primary. Aaliyah Roberts of Man-O-War Primary placed third; and received honourable mention for his sub Arts From Page 11 The Abaconian mer Bongon, won overall for the Rotary Club Chalk Art Event. Funds raised went on Abaco: Rotaract and Interact. mission. second, and Kyle Reeves in third place. They are all students of Mary E.Albury High School. Honourable mention was be Albury. Ordain of Abaco Central High School, and Meanwhile, Eric Sands of Abaco received third place. Celena Russell was the overall win Da Market vendors: After the announcement of the win ners winners for the art competition was outside to the tent where their princi pal Huel Moss, owner of Fruity Freddie Farms, congratulated them upon hearing the good news. As for business that day, he said it had been off and on; however, the event does allow him to gain more ex posure for his business. Adjacent to Moss who appreciated the opportunity to sell his tomatoes, cucumbers and cabbages. He, on the other hand, longs for a venue where farmers can gather frequently, so that they can offer more variety instead of focusing on cash crops alone. along steadily for Theresa Pinder Haynes for more customers to stop by, she bus ied herself with making an assortment of jewelry. She commented that just about all of her homemade breads were sold by the time she set up for the event, and one lady returned to purchase a second loaf of bread. Ms. Reckley also sold small pans of Johnny Cake and banana bread as well as jewelry. The Friends of Abaco Animals orga nization was also on hand. Their mission is to ease the suffering of abused, aban doned and needy animals of the commu support of Friends of the Environment and Horticultural Society, Michael and Jenni Property Caretaking, which also had plants and products on sale. On the activities side, there was a bouncing castle for children situated be of bleach, hands, anchor that represented threats to the coral reefs. The object of the fered art lessons to children using selfmade stencil prints and recycled or soda played lively music in the background as customers browsed through the booths.

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February 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 STANDARD HARDWARELumber & Plumbing Supplies email: standardhardware@netbusiness.com We boast a fully stocked lumber yard complete with pine, cypress, fir, molding, windows, roofing supplies, plywood and much more. Visit us today and let our friendly and professional staff assist you! South Abaco Atlantis, Paradise Island rescues endangered manatee and relocates her to Dolphin Cay Press Release ary 26 2013 -The Atlantis Animal Rescue Marine Mammal Research Organization the Atlantis Dolphin Cay Marine Mammal Rescue Center. Dolphin Cay is home to the only live marine mammal rescue and to all marine mammals are protected by the and only authorized facilities are able to respond such requests from Government. Wells in June 2010 where she was born tober of 2011 both Rita and Georgie ap the Dolphin Cay Team rescued them and brought them to a safe environment at the Atlantis Dolphin Cay Marine Mammal Rescue Center where health assessments and evaluations could be conducted. With Project, and Save the Manatee Club, the Atlantis Animal Rescue Team released both Rita and Georgie in April of 2012, equipped with tags to monitor their move it was observed that Rita and Georgie had split up and in September Georgie made a The Dolphin Cay team made several to try to get a good look at Georgies over all body condition. Concern was raised by pearance and the decision was made by the Department of Marine Resources for the assessment and relocate her to the Atlantis Marine Mammal Rescue Center. Georgie will undergo a series of general health evaluations. Once she is healthy, the teams will pull together once again and relocate her back to Great Har that she rejoins with the resident group of manatees in that area. At this time, Geor gie is under observation at Dolphin Cay and doing well in her new environment. Atlantis is the home of worlds largest marine animals in lagoons and displays as well as Dolphin Cay, the state-of-the-art dolphin interaction and education center. Dolphin Cay and Atlantis are accredited members of both the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and The Alliance of Ma the marine habitat and Dolphin Cay were created with the goal of enlightening visi tors about the wonders of these remarkable ocean inhabitants. Dolphin Cay is also the residence of the Katrina Dolphins and Sea during Hurricane Katrina. Marine Mammal Research Organisations facebook page. Above: Georgie tagged with a satellite tag in Cherokee Sound. Photo courtesy of the BMMRO. New Justice of the Peace sworn in for South Abaco Above: John Hudson, sitting, being sworn in as Justice of the Peace by Senior Island Admin. Preston Cunningham. John Hudson was sworn in as a Jus the Oath of Allegiance and Judicial Oath in tor Preston Cunningham. He was selected for his long and dedicated service to the ernment representative for South Abaco and serves as Chairman of the Cherokee Please see Justice Page 16

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian February 15, 2013 TREASURE CAY Royal Palm Condo, Second/third story unit with private dock slip and fin ger dock. Four community pools. OWNER MOTIVATED $325,000 Rock Point waterfront lot, exc price $185,000 Golf Course Lot $35,000 MAKE OFFER 3/2 Royal Palm Condo $325,000 GUANA CAY 2/2 Great Atlantic Views, shared dock, steps to the beach, rental income $265,900 MARSH HARBOUR Commercial lot near John Bull $125,000 LYNYARD CAY 3 Waterfront lots, one with dock starting at $178,000. OWNER MOTIVATED LONG BEACH Next to Schooner Bay 3/2 Home beach access $ 195,000 Lots starting at $30,000 Hilltop lots with ocean view $85,000 $95,000 Gorgeous beach front lot $250,000 LITTLE HARBOUR Half acre oceanfront lot $65,000 20,000 sq. ft. Hilltop lot with starter cottage, harbour and ocean views $198,000 3/3, 2160 sq. ft. beach home $399,500 2 Acre beach front estate lot $550,000 Beautiful interior lots, starting at $17,000 1 Acre beach front estate lot $295,000 Pinehurst lots $10,000 & $11,000 LUBBERS QUARTERS Jacks Jungle homesite & dockage $135,000 Additional lots available. HOPE TOWN Lot close to town, beach access $130,000 SCHOONER SUBDIVISION Lot 58 50ft Elevation, views of Atlantic & Beach. Off grid living. REDUCED $30,000 SCHOONER BAY Harbour side lots, studio apartments, 1 and 2 bedroom Harbour side condos available. CASUARINA POINT REDUCED! Entrance to bay, waterfront lot, panoramic views $88,000 Sea view lot, 100 ft. to beach. $38,500 Lots $35,000 and up 3/2 Beachfront home + apartment $875,000 3/2 Beachfront home with detached income Producing apartments $795,000. TURNKEY www.islandpropertiesbahamas.com Tel: (242) 367-0737 Fax: (242) 367-0736 BROKERS: Chris & Molly Roberts 4/4, Beachfront home w/large kitchen, multiple living & sitting area, gazebos, covered porches with expan sive decking & viewing tower. OWNER FINANCING $875,000 BAHAMA PALM SHORES South Abaco Township which includes Casuarina Point kee Sound. Mr. Hudson has held positions of re sponsibility in several government depart ments including Ministry of Works and the Water and Sewerage Corporation. He held Corporation, Abaco, until his retirement in service to his country and was presented with his medal by her Majesty Queen Eliz He is a member of the Kirk of the Pines Church and will be ordained as an Elder of the Presbyterian Church on Feb Following the short ceremony Mr. Cunningham spoke a few words saying that Justices of the Peace must always ex hibit the highest levels of honesty and in tegrity so that they will be held in honour and respect by all and they must always move by the rules, never move by chance and guesswork which is dangerous. Mr. Hudson stated that he looks for ward to further serving the community of Abaco in this new position. Justice From Page 15 Expert meets with the Hole in the Wall Restoration Committee By Mirella Santillo to proceed with the restoration of Hole in toration Committee decided to invite an ex pert, Annie Potts (who was involved with The meeting took place in the af Commerce Conference room. Many com mittee members representing various stake holders, attended. They comprised David and Kathy Ralph with Abaco Chamber of Commerce, Stanley White former local Trust, the late Richard Cunningham with mas Antiquities Monuments and Museums Corporation, Wynsome Ferguson with the Ministry of Tourism and a representa Chairperson, Anita Knowles, intro duced Ms. Potts and stated the reason for requesting a meeting with her, which was to ask her for guidance on how to go for ward to devise a plan of action. ing the maintenance of all the lighthouses gestion that all the lighthouses be under the was rejected by the Trust Director as well as another suggestion that the Trust man age only the four located in San Salvador, That proposal was also rejected because of lack of man power. The last solution of Abaco has not been decided upon. Ms. Potts praised the committee. She reiterated the importance of putting pan els in the lantern room to protect it from the weather and suggested a fund raiser to obtain the money to do it, a solution that leaves the committee with its hands tied as a proper authorization to do it would be without a plan of action. reached a dead-end. Ms. Ferguson, too, mentioned the importance of a plan of action which would give the committee more credibility in meeting with more stake holdersinclud would allow it to raise money towards the ing the plexiglass panels for the lantern room, painting the lighthouse and restoring one of the buildings. The meeting adjourned with the un derstanding that David Ralph would write requesting his help in providing staff to do an engineering assessment and a similar letter to Alicia Oxley, a Historical Archi tect with the Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation to obtain her views on restoring the lighthouse according to historical data. Meetings will resume after an answer has been forwarded by those entities. In Pain Dear Editor; was sent to a private clinic for treatment. clinic that if the therapy doesnt work, then ber 2012 the pain was back, and very hot. nurse told me to go back to the private clinic and tell them that it is a continuance of the original problem. as the doctor comes once a month. When the doctor was at the clinic, he wrote out for the doctor visit because my employer The private clinic said that they cant Harbour gives my employer credit because they dont pay their bills. They have a very punished for their lousiness. for the doctor. Sincerely, Matthew Roberts Letters

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian February 15, 2013 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 John Cash joins network of REALTORS Press Release Treasure Cay, Abaco February 6, necting to a worldwide network of more than one million trusted real estate prac marketing and sales literature. with the most trusted name in real estate. strict code of ethics, obligating them to cli cooperation with competitors; truthfulness in statements and advertising; and nonin terference in exclusive relationships that They are expected to maintain a higher lev el of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate. estate professional is knowledgeable and trusted. John Cash has a connection to over tries around the world to assist with client Real Estate," is America's largest trade as sociation, representing 1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. Business New medical assistant at Auskell Clinic By Jennifer Hudson ic are pleased to announce the appointment Assistant. Ms. Pinder will currently be in noons though days and times will possibly be increased. She will be able to continue tic patients when he is not on the island. During the months of January to May he is here 10 every days and in Ohio 10 days and in the summer he is here one week out of every month. Ms. Pinder is a registered nurse orig inally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but long-time resident of Abaco. She has had extensive experience with rehabilitation, implementing physical therapy protocols and doing a daily range of motion exercis es with patients to keep them functionally healthy or to restore health. She is skilled in nursing with a primary focus on rehabil itation of stroke patients and patients hav ing undergone replacement joint surgery. different therapies such as low level laser therapy, electrical muscle stimulation and electrical nerve stimulation. She will also be helping with all physical therapy, ex ercise and post-operational therapies. The fact that Ms. Pinder is able to continue will greatly help to support the manipula speed up a patients recovery process with better results. She is continually in touch she can go over patients needs with him and ask any questions they may need an swered. nal Decompression Therapy which has recently been introduced to Abaco by Dr. neck or low back pain. This is a nonsur effective in treating back pain, neck pain, and sciatica caused by bulging, herniated treat post-surgical patients and those suf fering from certain types of spinal stenosis. as is the case of surgical procedures and a period of 6 to 8 weeks. therapies at the beginning of January and is happy to be able to offer the continuity wishing for more information can contact can call: 367-0020. A package of appropriate material ture so these services will soon be added to all others. The Auskell Fitness Centre has moved and is now located upstairs above be taking place later next month.

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February 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 Crime Report Escaped convict captured by police bour Police Station, was happy to an had been apprehended. Dorelus, 23, had escaped police custody the week before, and was wanted by police for questioning in reference to housebreaking, armed rob bery and breach of bail conditions. Dorelus, 23, was captured off the S.C. cers laid out an assortment of stolen items hand gun along with one live round of am munition and electronics that were recov ered. happy that the residents can sleep a little more peacefully. Detective Sgt. Farquharson said that after acting on information received that the suspect was seen in a residence off of Housebreaking Abaco, reported that sometime between 7:00am on 21st January, 2013 and 7:00am stole an assorted of mixed currency, and an assortment of jewelry. Police action re quested Station are investigating this matter. Assault year old male of Dundas Town, Abaco, reported that sometime around 12:30pm same date while at work, a co-worker known to him assaulted him. Police action requested. Stealing from a Vessel and Trespassing At 2:00am on 27th January, 2013, of years and 9 years of age all of The Mudd, Abaco for stealing and trespassing. These boys were arrested on the premises of a local boat yard located in Dundas Town where they were found in possession of an assortment of stolen items including an con etc. Possession of Unlicensed Firearm and Ammunition (Suspect arrested and charged) At 2:23pm on 31st January, 2013, Of went to an abandoned house in Murphy escaped Police custody a week earlier. As ammunition. A number of other stolen items were also recovered from the building. The sus pect was arrested and taken to the Marsh Harbour Police Station, where he will be continues. Assault with a Deadly Instrument (Suspect arrested and charged) On Tuesday 29th January 2013 at reported to Marsh Harbour Police Station that sometime around 8:30 a.m. same date, while at a residence in Dundas Town he was approached by a slim, dark skinned, requested. Suspect Arrested At 2:00 pm on 31st January, 2013, Housebreaking (Suspect arrested and charged) year old male came to M.H.P.S. and re ported that sometime between 7:20 a.m. into his house and stole a quantity of food quested. Suspect Arrested At 2:00pm on 31st January, 2013, ter. He was questioned under caution and tinues. Housebreaking (Suspect arrested and charged) On Tuesday 29th January 2013 at M.H.P.S and reported that sometime be in coins, a Polaroid camera and a Costa shades. Police action requested in this mat ter. Suspect Arrested At 2:00pm on 31st January, 2013, ter. He was questioned under caution and tinues. Stealing from a dwelling (Under Investigation) At 12:30pm on 30th January, 2013, a 36 year old male of Dundas Town, Abaco, 12th December, 2012 and 11:30am on 30th stole a refrigerator form his premises. Po lice action requested. Causing Harm (Under Investigation) date while in the Mudd, Abaco, a male known to him only by face, hit him in the face with an unknown object causing inju ries. Police action requested. Causing Harm. (Suspect arrested and charged) On Tuesday 29th January 2013 at Harbour came to M.H.P.S. and reported that a man known to her caused harm to her as a result of an argument they had. Police Action requested. the M.H.P.S. arrested the suspect in this bour, Abaco. He was later charged for the offence. Shopbreaking (Under Investigation) At 9:30am on 9th February, 2013, a land, Abaco, reported that sometime be tween 2:00am and 9:00am on 9th Febru into a local restaurant, and stole cash. Po lice action requested. ter Possession of Unlicensed shotgun (Suspect arrested and Charged) Abaco Division executed a search warrant on a premise located at Fox Town Abaco arrested after being found in possession of an unlicensed 12 ga. shotgun along with 22 shotgun shells. The accused was charged and is ex pected to be arraigned on 12th February, 2013. Stealing from a Vehicle (Under Investigation) phy Town, Abaco, reported that sometime ruary, 2013, she parked her 1996 Honda of Canada Marsh Harbour and went into she returned to her vehicle some unknown white Samsung Galaxy Cellular Phone and time the key was left inside of the vehicle and the doors were unlocked. Police action requested. ed that he exit the residence. However, Dorelus resisted arrest, and had to be re While in police custody, Dorelus Freeport where he was arraigned on those charges. Turning to the items found in Dorelus possession, Detective Sgt. Far quharson said that it was a serious matter for a criminal to be in possession of a bul letproof vest, and was hopeful that they would not encounter such a situation again. He ended by thanking members of the public for their assistance in locating this suspect, and asked for continued support, so that their combined efforts can result in more good work. Additionally, at the time of Dorelus were able to catch him within the hour. Court in January. Presently, police still need the pub who is wanted for questioning by police rounds and a variety of electronics.

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian February 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 MARCH 2013 Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new power boats 34 ft. mono-hull or 37 or 45 ft. Catamaran Dargavage is the General Manager of to see tremendous growth, said the presi dent. Others in the group agreed with the statement based on their own observations within the industry and anecdotal evidence. rina industry would be a necessary in any nancial impact marinas have. Abaco has more marinas represented bined. is that the government has no system in mas without turning in a visitors card or reporting to any agency where they spent their nights and their money. Business The Police department made a pre len vessels. all but three being recovered. The police speculated that the sharp decrease may be due to the capture and targeting of a core group of individuals who perpetrated the majority of the thefts. ery rate nationwide in 2012. Abaco ben Min. Pinder arrived later in the af was struck immediately by the fact that many marinas and charter brokers within the country struggle to pay the Treasury We have the money, the group said, Authority to collect. Members recounted a common problem of the person in charge of collection being consistently unavail vacation, recounted one member who re calling multiple times he, unsuccessfully, tried to pay the government. The problem is further complicat ed by the fact that many foreign charter charge yachters the commission but the money never makes it back into the coun try. This is another issue arising from the lack of attention to the marina and yachting One broker told the minister that on owed then to the government. Again, how MOB From Page 1 Port to collect. The Minister discussed options with the group, including moving to electronic payment and other forms of taxation that were easier to monitor, such as a yacht registry. The roundtable discussion ended with within the growing yacht charter industry. Shippings Apprenticeship Programs were deavor.

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February 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 The Cays The Friends of the Environment held auction and live auction entertained pa dinner. Prime rib, served by the quick was the meal of the evening. The money raised that evening goes towards Friends of the Environments edu Hope Town Reef Ball marks Friends 25th Anniversary cational programs. Attending that evening were people from Hope Town as well as other cays and Marsh Harbour. As they were greeted by volunteers at the entrance of the Hope anniversary of Friends of The Environ ment. Guests that evening strolled alongside the pool as they looked over silent auction artwork, kayaking trips and many more. pating in the silent auction walked out with incredible items for much cheaper than The live auction occurred over the prime rib dinner. After a brief history and description of Friends programs that ben chael Albury (the tenured auctioneer for mic to start the real event of the evening. auction. Please see Reef Page 22

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian February 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 DATE: Friday 2nd March, 2013 7 p.m. CONSTITUTIONAL REFORMCONSTITUTIONAL COMMITTEE PRESENTS A TOWN MEETING ON Light refreshments will be served Come share your views; submit your suggestions & comments on any changes you would like to make to the Constitution of The Bahamas at: By Timothy Roberts ported by local residents and second home owners during a black tie dinner event on January 19. The event, sponsored by the Abaco tenderloin, with complimentary wines and champagnes which were thoroughly en joyed by the guests of the affair. he continues to do in Hope Town and we him in his endeavors in supporting the lo cal community, and as brand manager of Abaco Inn hosts fundraiser for BASRA him wherever he goes." ed, featuring artwork, wooden shelves, jewelry, a limited edition ceramic table set by artist Kim Rody portraying marine life, a trip to Wimbledon and a new Club Car golf cart were among the prizes. Partici 9pm with bidding closing on at 11pm on January 19. said the turnout, though limited, exceeded nization of volunteers that helps deal with various emergencies as needed. said a special thanks to Tom Hazel and the a great community effort by locals, second home owners, tourists and everyone else. DeCarlo McPhee, Sales Manager for this event and to be able to give back to in a place like Abaco as it is a big boating community. auction greeted guests. The Cays Courtside seats to Wimbledon, sun set cruises, fresh produce and stone crab claws were a few of the great prizes. For each item, Mr. Albury jovially pestered the audience to dig deeper. A request of ten greeted with $100 raises amongst many friendly competitors. As 10 pm approached dinner guests, and those who purchased special tickets to a small set of songs he got many in the crowd to loosen their ties and move to the brought the house down. Friends will be holding their second 367-2721. Reef From Page 21 to say thank you to Tom for the great job he has done with this event. perately needed because the service that is not something easily replaced. We see the value in that and the need to support an event like this especially for those who volunteer to do this type of work.

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February 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive Shops Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour ..................... 367-2963 Above & Below, Marsh Harbour ................................. 367-0350 Dive Abaco Since1978, Marsh Harbour ..................... 367-2787 Dive Time, Man-O-War................................................365-6235 Froggies, Hope Town ................................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay ...................................... 365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay ....................................... 365-4411 Dive Guana ................................................................ 365-5178 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 ................................... $$$ .................. 367-2158 Curly Tails ............................... $$$ .................. 367-4444 Golden Grouper ........................ $ .................. 367-2301 Island Family Rest ....................... $ .................. 367-3778 Java Coee House ....................... $ .................. 367-5523 Jamies Place ............................. ..$ .................. 367-2880 Junovias......................................$...................367-1271 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 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 ................... $$ .................. 365-4389 Lizard Bar & Grill........................$$...................365-4191 McIntoshs Restaurant .............. $$ .................. 365-4625 Miss Emilys Restaurant ............. $$ .................. 365-4181 New Plymouth Inn .................... $$ .................. 365-4161 Pineapple Restaurant Bar & Grill $$ ................. 365-4039 Plymouth Rock Cafe .................. $$ .................. 365-4234 Shorties Take-a-way...................$$..................365-4342 Sundowners .............................. $$ .................. 365-4060 Sandy Point Nancys ...................................... $$ .................. 366-4120 Everyone reads The Abaconian Emergency Services Police Hope Town 366-0667 Police Man-O-War 365-6911 Police Treasure Cay 365-8048 Police Green Turtle Cay 365-4133 B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667 Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Man-O-War 365-4019 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 Leeward Yacht Club............ 26.........F...........365-4191 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 Fishing 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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February 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 4 FEBRUARY 15th, 2013 Above: Dr. Marian Robertson-Baghel (standing with mic), a Scottish-Canadian educator and a volunteer of Project Read Bahamas, addresses the crowd of educators during the Numeracy and Literacy Workshop on Jan 23. By Canishka Alexander Abaco teachers and administrators attended a Literacy and Numeracy Work shop on Jan.23 at the Faith Convention Center with Makia Gibson, founder and Project Manager from the Yes to Educa tion Foundation. The foundations mission is to grant equal access to quality education for students and teachers. Before introducing the two guest speakers, Gibson asked the participants to be honest and truthful about where they re ally are because as Dr. Mary Jean Galla gher once said improvement cannot oc cur where there is not a high tolerance for the truth. Gibson also thanked community partners for their support of the workshop. Dr. Mary Jean Gallagher, assistant deputy minister of Ontario Ministry of Ed ucation, said that they have to ensure that it is important to begin by listening to the voices of students. Essentially, school has to be a place where students realize their greatest potential. Dr. Gallagher said she is privileged to have a research staff that spends their time poring over international research and examining programs all over the world. In students, the research staff discovered that Yes to Education Foundation facilitates Literacy and Numeracy Workshop Please see Literacy Page 4 Music Doing Good For more see page 2.

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2013 By Canishka Alexander On Feb. 1 and Feb.2, a group of pro fessional musicians from Music Doing funds for Every Child Counts (ECC) in Hope Town and Marsh Harbour, respec tively. According to Lyn Major, administra tor of ECC, the school provides services for more than 100 children and young peo ple from Abaco with special needs regard Nevertheless, the school is faced with raising a substantial amount of funds each year, and the Music Doing Good Voice of major fundraisers. At Hope Town Harbour Lodge, and beneath the marquee at Great Abaco Beach Hotel, performances were given by the cast of talented singers and musicians as well as ECC students throughout the eve ning. Well-loved, familiar songs that have lasted throughout the ages were sung by members of Music Doing Good along with songs written and sung by individual mem bers. Before the intermission, ECC stu dents sang The Carpenters Sing a Song, and a variation of This Land is Your Land written by Woodie Guthrie. More popular selections followed, but one of the main highlights was the rhythmic Junkanoo performance by the students. Kenneth Gayle, producing director for Music Doing Good, said that the lyr ics in the songs speak to the underlying mission of ECC. Therefore, Music Doing can come together to do good, so they part ries through music. One of the wonderful things weve been able to do with ECC is to come back a second year having built a good relation ship with them and to tell parts of their story with the songs we choose, Gayle explained. He said that they had a wonderful night at the Hope Town Lodge the night before with a beautiful crowd in attendance in an outdoor setting. This years theme Voice of the Ocean was inspired by the Abacos. However, Gayle said it was a bit would sing because there were so many songs about the sea or the ocean and what it represents. Now that Music Doing Good has ex ecuted successful concerts for 2012 and 2013, Gayle and the other members are looking forward to working with ECC again. He said it was good to integrate the students into the show because their contri bution is part of the main goal. For Gayle, who was born to a Jamaican father and Panamanian mother, coming to The Baha mas has felt like coming home because of the warmth of the Bahamian people, and the ease of life in the islands. In their performance of Get It To gether written by India Arie Simpson, Charles Carey Jr. was invited onstage to play the drums after they noticed he had been grooving in the audience at their con cert the night before. After one rehears al, they were impressed by what young Charles had to offer. Next, Pastor Earlyn Baillou an nounced during the intermission that the Junkanoo Table, which was created by ECC students had been purchased by an anonymous donor. In order to gener ate more funds for the school, the donor challenged others to pay a matching fee of $25,100 to match their $25,000 donation. Thanking those in attendance and the sponsors of the concert was Miss Lyn, prin cipal. She said that some amazing things have taken place at ECC one of them be ing the talented professionals from Music Doing Good who come to visit the school. Miss Lyn said that they also received a do nation over the holidays to begin their vi sion for their Employment Center for older children. She soon asked herself why all these things happen for the school. When I think about what happened tonight, I dont think it was a random chance that these musicians are here with us again. I think that them, and you, and the amazing gift that came our way for our Junkanoo table was included, Miss Lyn observed. I dont know how these things happen, but I think that we are all involved in synchronicity, and the connection all of you and all those who support us is basi cally an expression of a deep desire and of our common humanity. Each wave no matter how small and how weak and how vulnerable is able to take its own place, and show its own beauty along with those that are more pow erful and strong. I believe that they have demonstrated for us that if you put aside egos, and fears and anxieties and rely on your innate ability, your talents and your God-given gifts that you can just do and miracles will unfold and you can sit back and watch them. I believe weve had mir acles happen at ECC over the years, and I believe they are still happening and that these people are all a part of it. Student Blake Russell, who recently travelled to Italy, also greeted guests at the entrance and was surrounded by his artwork and the masterpieces of ECC stu dents that were a part of the silent auction that was held. The concert closed with the singing of Family and Dream You Become by the Music Doing Good and ECC fami lies.

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2013 By Canishka Alexander According to Principal Huel Moss of S.C. Bootle High School, the school re ceived a brand new, state-of-the-art Public Address (P.A.) System. The system was donated on Feb.5 by the graduating class of 2012. It is customary for graduating class es to donate an item much-needed by the school, and the graduates of 2012 were no different, Mr. Moss said. To this end, Onassis Mcintosh, Devanno Simms and Ie sha Johnson, on behalf of the graduating class, made the presentation to him. "It was their way of saying thank you for all that the school did for them, and that good use be made of the equipment," Mr. Moss explained. He thanked the former students for the kind gesture, and promised that the Public Address System would be well tak en care of, and that they would always be remembered for their kind donation. School & Youth News Former S.C. Bootle students donate public address system Above: representatives of the Class of 2012 presenting the P.A. System to the School. From Left: Ms. Curlain Coakley, Homeroom Teacher, Class of 2012 studentsOnassis McIntosh, Devanno Simms and Iesha Cornish, Principal Huel Moss and Lynette Cooper, Homeroom Teacher. St. Francis to Press Release St. Francis de Sales School will ex March 8, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. on the grounds of St. Francis de Sales School. if you put a low-performing child in a high quality class for three consecutive years, they will outperform the other students. Switching to immigration challenges, Gibson was able to identify with teachers on the island. With the province of Ontario being 40 percent of Canadas 33.6 million peo ple, Ontario has the most populated prov ince. Ontario is also home to 60 percent of Canadas annual immigration. Galla gher pointed out that they have 2.1 million students with 27 percent of them starting school not speaking English or French They come from all over the world: some from families who are educated, some who are refugees from some of the most challenging circumstances, and there are some 12-year-olds who have never seen a school, she empathized. Just like you, we have challenges with individual stu dents who live in poverty, come to school without enough to eat, come from back grounds with no books or no resources, and have parents who dont know how to show appreciation for education although they care for their childrens future. Like Abaco, Ontario also has chal lenges with a number of very remote schools that the students can only travel to by boat or by airplane. Going back to a high tolerance for truth, Gallagher said openness and honesty is needed to address challenges in educa tion. While she admitted that literacy and numeracy are not the most important as pects of learning, they are fundamental be cause there are children who end up drop ping out of school just because they cant read. She went on to make an interesting using the skill of reading to continue our learning. Learning and teaching in the 21st Literacy From Page 1 century is about literacy and numer acy, which focus on cre ativity and innovation; communica tion; critical thinking and problem solving; and collaboration. Dr. Gallagher paused to ask teachers if they are teaching a classroom or stu dents, and if they would continue teaching from a curriculum even if the children are not learning. She further stated that teach ers do a disservice when we think children in poverty cant learn or think well. In general, students are given boring stuff because we think they are challenged with poverty, language, etc. Every day we put children through pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey exercises, and dont tell them what we want them to learn, she opined. Education is key to solving many things in the world. Gallagher invited teachers to have a out why they choose to teach the way they do and if it works. This, she said, pro motes professional dialogue and the devel opment of a professional learning commu nity, which is a regularly scheduled time for teachers to come together and bring student work around the table to talk about how they are going to move the kids for ward. There was a concern that teachers are bound to curriculum and that it is what ex ams are based on. If they move away from that then the kids would potentially fail ex ams. Gallagher suggested looking for ways to integrate curriculum and using different textbooks. From this moment today, you have the opportunity to change lives, Dr. Gal lagher advised. One-day sessions work if they are the spark that starts a different Meanwhile, Dr. Marian RobertsonBaghel, a Scottish-Canadian educator with 30 years of teaching experience, spoke on Kindergarten to Grade 12: Literacy Strate gies that Work in Closing the Achievement Gaps. As a teacher and educator in literacy development, human development and spe cial education, she talked about the impor tance of literacy and how literacy skills can be applied across various subject areas and in students day-to-day activities. Dr. Robertson-Baghel said that peo ple need to have a whole range of literacy skills and know which skill to use depend ing on the task. The challenge for some teachers has been to look at the curriculum The classroom should be the safest place other than home where kids can make a mistake. Foundation talking to teachers at the Lit eracy and Numeracy Workshop on Jan.23. 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February 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 the process of uncovering facts is more important. Even though we have national exams, she said that if students are taught critical thinking they will pass. One sug gestion she made was to allow students to write to real pen pals or pastors and gov to write letters for BJC examinations. about her work as a volunteer at Project Read Bahamas. Throughout the project, she has learned that Bahamian students bring things with them when coming to class like resilience, adaptability, resource fulness, respect for their elders and value placed on their education. Success brings success, so be mind ful of how you are interacting with stu dents, Dr. Robertson-Baghel admon ished. The classroom should be the safest place other than home where kids can make a mistake. School & Youth News Numeracy From Page 4 Closing the achievement gaps in literacy and numeracy By Mirella Santillo The morning session of the Numeracy and Literacy presentation was followed by an afternoon of workshops aimed at dem onstrating the morning tuition. Dr. Mary Jean Gallagher, an As sistant Deputy Minister with the Ontario Ministry of Education offered various so lutions for teachers to help students with the understanding of Mathematics. Her ap proach was to awaken the creative thinking and problem solving abilities of students through collaboration and communication. Giving children an opportunity to talk to each other and to participate in problem solving in small group workshops, would allow them to give each other solutions and demonstrate that there are many ways in mathematics to arrive at the same conclu sion. This method was illustrated with a video showing several groups of students resolving a problem by different approach es, a system opposite to direct teaching. Even in mathematics, literacy is im portant as each discipline has its own lan guage; so, she said, give kids a chance to use the language of their discipline. To im prove the quality of discourse in mathemat ics class rooms, allow students to engage in discussion; allow the act of questioning; set up a supportive environment; orches trate discourse and get students to think; get kids to move around in intervals as they have limited attention spans. Mrs. Marian-Robertson-Baghel, an educator from Scottish descent, brought the focus of the teachers in her workshop on dealing with an unfamiliar language. Literacy Instruction that works, she assured, has to be meaningful, culturally sensitive, respectful of the learner and gives voice and control. She offered an analogy between the Scottish students who speak Gaelic at home but perfect English in class to Bahamian Creole. She also demonstrated through sta tistics that poverty is not a factor in perfor mance. She advocated having the students work in groups so the more advanced help the ones who need improvement. She reminded the teachers not to waste time distributing material to the kids, check in the curriculum to see if there are things that are not important and allow time for kids with language issues. She also recommended making the classroom alive by reading aloud, by hav ing students pay attention to titles and cap tions. Children lose interest if they get the same things day after day, she said. A tool to help readers is phonemic awareness or the ability to manipulate sounds and to blend vowels and conso nants. Use cartoons which give a strong meaning with few words and teach stu dents to engage in prior knowledge before they start reading. Monitor comprehension by asking questions. After reading: sum ics consists of readers theaters and word walls to be described and analyzed. Mr. Makia Gibson with Yes to Edu cation ended the workshop by reminding teachers about two conferences to be held this year, one in Helsinki, Finland and the other in Toronto, Canada. Tips for Improving Your Reading Reading is one of those skills that can impact all other subjects learned in school. A childs inability to read well can result in a students report card plummeting in just one term. To help your child enhance their reading skills, the following tips should be considered: 1) Determine the reason you are reading a book. 2) Highlight the main idea and make notes as you read. 3) Look up unfamiliar words and record them in your individual vocabulary book. 4) Review the information read to help you remember the new information. 5) Record and alphabetize the information 6) When reading with a study partner, ask each other questions covering the ques tions-who, what, where, when, how and why? Reading is a crucial skill for a child to have because without it, your child will only live half of an existence. As an Adult hand the challenges adult non-readers have and it is not a life you want for your child. Therefore, I encourage parents to make a commitment to read a book to or with your child every day and seek appropriate help if you have a child who struggles with read ing. It will be one of the best investments you can make in your childs life.

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2013 Ron-Paul Cabinets Plus Visit our Showroom Located Opposite the old Lowes Pharmacy Owners: Ronnie & Pauline Roberts Phone: (242) 367-0546 Twin Reg Mattress & Box Spring $290 Full Reg Mattress & Box Spring $360 Queen Reg Mattress & Box Spring $400 Queen Orthopedic Mattress & Box Spring $450 King Orthopedic Mattress & Box Spring $660 Serta Queen Pillow Top Mattress $440 SPECIAL Adirondack Chairs with Ottoman $230 Toddler Beds Carpet & Padding School & Youth News Competition at the Grade Five Spell ing Bee was very stiff on Friday February 1, 2013. The event was held at St. An drews Methodist Hall in Dundas Town and began at 10am. Parents and well-wishers were out in large numbers to support their loved ones. Twenty-six students took part in the Spelling Bee which lasted for almost three hours. After the students exhausted the seen-list words, they were given unseen three spellers were named. In third place was Selena Saunders of Central Abaco Primary School, in second place was Rayvyn McKinney of Amy Rob erts Primary School and the winner, all the way from the southern settlement of Cross ing Rocks, was Deshawn McKinney of Crossing Rocks Primary School. His coach was Principal Simmone Pinder. The Honours Convocation was held at Long Bay School on Wednesday evening January 30 at 6:30pm to honour the accom plishments of the students from the 20112012 academic year. The speaker for the event was Principal Jacqueline Collie who gave a motivational speech to the students and an overview of the accomplishments for last school year. There were thirty-four students who made the honor roll during that year. She stated that these industrious stu dents are not here because the road to suc cess was smooth and unchallenging, but because they kept their eyes on the prize of becoming an honour student. She and the staff saluted them. The top students for each grade level were: Brianna PubienGrade 1, Hillary Demasthene-Grade 2, Breunna Aranha-Grade 3, Jaheem SmithGrade 4, Samuel Collie-Grade 5, Duane Johnson-Grade 6, Ashton Laroda-Grade 7, Giovanni Morris-Grade 8, Mikinchina Etienne -Grade 9, Antonio Roldan-Grade 10, Aleisha Gomez-Grade 11 and Cicely Gomez-Grade 12. The honour students were: Zion Dieuville, Damis Gelin, Keishawn Moult rie and Brianna Pubien-Grade 1; Hillary Above: the top students for each grade level at Long Bay School. Bianna Pubien gr. 1, Hillary Demasthene gr. 2, Brunna Aranha gr. 3, Jaheem Smith gr. 4, Samuel Collie gr. Abaco student honoured as top foreign student at Palm Beach Atlantic Taj Anderson is being honored this year for his high academic accomplish ments at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He has maintained a 4.0 GPA since he started at the University and will be gradu ating in May 2013 after only three years. He is also being honoured by the Who is Who among Colleges and Uni versities in America Program for being the top foreign student at the University. This is a very prestigious honour awarded annually. Who is Who among Students is one of the most highly regarded and longstanding honors program in the United States and is respected by colleges and their administrators. As a result of his ac complishments, he has many scholarship options to consider as he seeks to further his education as a physician. Crossing Rocks wins Grade 5 Spelling Bee Deshawn McKinney took top place at the Grade Five Spelling Bee held on Feb 1. Left to right: Deshawn McKinney (1st), Selena Saunders and Rayvyn McKinney. Honours Convocation held at Long Bay School Demasthene, Shania Gedeon, Patranique Huyler, Roziah Joseph, Jamiah Julmast Tyriq Lightbourn and Aaliyah ThervilGrade 2; Breunna Aranha and Daphny DHaiti-Grade 3; Alexander Joseph, Der nardo Mcdonald, Jaheem Smith, Marcus Davis, Nixon Louis, Racque McIntosh, Alyssa Bertha and Kisha McKenzie-Grade 4; Blaine Altidor, Samuel Collie and Du rene Etienne; Tierra Bethel, Tanesha Gelin, Randia Hield, Latoya Louis, Jean D;Haiti and Duane Johnson-Grade 6; Ash ton Laroda-Grade 7, Giovanni MorrisGrade 8, Mikinchina Etienne-Grade 9, An tonio Roldan and Javara McIntosh-Grade 10, and Ashley Aranha, Aleisha Gomez and Toniska Russell-Grade 11. The students received medals, tro level of achievement. Local students receive special testing assistance Receiving an education can give a pride. However, some students have dif developmental challenges. On the island of From Monday, February 3 to Friday, February 8, 2013, two employees from Special Services of the Ministry of Educa tion were on Abaco to help some students with those challenges. Sterling Gardiner and Lacoya Johnson began their testing at Abaco Central High on Monday morning then travelled to other schools across Aba co in an effort to support teachers in their endeavors to teach their students. Since the services are provided by the Ministry of Education, the services were Please see testing Page 7

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February 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 Man-O-War Hardware Non-Corrosive Hardware An Extensive Selection of Brass, Stainless & Monel Bolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel Bolts Stainless Steel Hurricane Clips #1 Lumber Plain & Pressure Treated Pine, Fir, Cypress Teak & Mahogany Interior, Exterior & Marine PLYWOOD For quotes or information Call Walter Sweeting l Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 365-6011 l Fax (242) 365-6039 Student of the Year Nominees 2013 Iziah Newbold: Eleven year old Iziah Newbold is the head boy at Central Abaco Primary School. He was a curious and smart boy from his toddler days; always asking lots of questions. His parents and grandfa ther saw this inquisitiveness as a sign of strength and did their best to answer all of his questions. Iziah has performed excel lent work at all of the schools he attended and was honoured by the district for being the top student in Grades 1 and 2 while at St. Francis de Sales. In Grade 4, he became a student of Central Abaco Primary where he refo cused himself and became an A student overall. In Grade 4 he made vice princi pals list and in Grade 5 principals list. Iziah proved to be a leader among his peers and was given the responsibility of school prefect in Grades 5 and 6. Iziah is a very active member of Lat terrain Church where is sings in the youth praise team, attends Sunday school and is heavily involved in youth ministry. He is the oldest child of Kermit and Tanna New bold. Reagan Roberts: Reagan Roberts was born on March 28, 2002. He is a student of Amy Roberts Primary School and the child of Chris topher and Pamela Roberts. He lives on Green Turtle Cay Abaco. He enjoys painting, sketching, play ing pickle ball, football and baseball. He plans to become a professional football and baseball player but will pursue a career as a lawyer upon graduating high school. Makayla Roberts: Makayla Roberts is wonderfully unique. At the age of 11, she does not fol low the crowd or seek the approval of oth her eyes set on Christ. She is extremely passionate about her school work, art, music, animals, photography, the environ ment, swimming and serving others. At Man-O-War Primary school, Makayla is a school prefect and sets the bar high for the rest of the students. She leads by example in appearance, character and in her studies. Makayla has played an intricate part throughout the years partici pating in Science Fairs, Art Competitions and Spelling Bees. She is always respectful to other students and her teachers. She is active in her church and par ticipates in many community projects. She was among a group of volunteers who painted the Youth Center last year. She is a member of the swim team and sailing club on Man-O-War. Makayla travels during the summer as a volunteer to other islands for Vacation Bible School. Samuel Isaac Collie: Samuel Isaac Collie, age 10, is in grade six at Long Bay School and has been nominated for The Bahamas Primary School for student of the year. Like his older brother he aspires to become a medi cal doctor. He loves swimming, basketball, and ers Club at his church where he has been a member for numerous years. He holds the title of Champion in the club. His hobbies are building Legos and Technics. His favorite subjects are Math ematics, Science and Creative Writing. His favorite dish is grits, scrambled eggs and cheese. His parents are Isaac and Jacqueline Collie. Bethany Higgs: Bethany Higgs is the top Grade 6 stu dent at Agape Christian School for 2013. She has one brother, Benjamin and is the daughter of Robbie & Julie Higgs. She is the granddaughter of Bobbie and Nancy Higgs of Marsh Harbour and David and Marjorie Johnson of Minnesota. The school family of Agape Christian School and the school board are all ecstatic to have Bethany represent them at the Ba hamas Primary School Student of the Year Awards program this year. She is an ex cellent student and leader. Finally, the congregation and lead ership of Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel congratulates the Higgs family and cheer Bethany on for her accomplishments. School & Youth News testing From Page 6 made available to public school students. However, on the island of Abaco due to the unique working dynamics between the testing is also afforded to them as the need arises. Some of the tests given were to as sess academic needs such as reading, writ ing, spelling, and math, ADHD, Autism, and dyslexia. All tests will be scored by the team then results returned to the super intendent before being sent to the schools. Once the results are received, teach ers will have a better idea of how to help their students learn. The testing assistance was organized by Dr. Lenora Black of the Seventeen students from grades 6 to 8 took part in the District Spelling Bee held at St. Andrews Methodist Church Hall in Dundas Town on Friday morning February 8 at 10am. The winner of this event will join other stellar spellers from across the Bahamas to compete for the coveted title of National Spelling Bee Champion. Once the competition began, it was rounds were spent on the Seen List fol lowed by a spell off between Forest Heights and Agape Christian School for third place from the Unseen List. Once this round ended, the top two spellers, from Agape Christian School and St. Francis de Sales, second place which was done very quickly without complications. In third place was Kiara White a Grade 6 student from Agape Christian School. In second place was Habriyah Mc Intosh also from Agape Christian School and the winner, a Grade 8 student from St. Francis de Sales School, was Lachelle Lightbourn. The winner was a poised speller from the outset and showed no fear, doubt or concern about any word given. Congratu lations were extended to the winner and her school family for a job well done. They wish her all of the best as she prepares to travel to New Providence for the National Spelling Bee on March 24. Her coach is Hazel Lorene. The cer Felemease Sawyer. The judges were Samantha V. Evans (head judge), Valarie Dean, Melissa Hardy-Newbold, and Lau ren Riviere. St. Francis student wins district spelling bee Above: the three spellers who won the District Spelling Bee. Lachelle Lightbourn, of St. Francis, won overall and will represent Abaco in the National Spelling Bee. Left to right: Lachelle Lightbourn, Habriyah McIntosh and Kiara White.

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2013 Sports Above: Malcolm Spicer posing with his Cacique Award in the Sports, Leisure Awards ceremony on January 27. By Canishka Alexander Malcolm Spicer was awarded the Cacique Award in the Sports, Leisure & Events Category at the 15th Cacique Awards ceremony on January 27 at the Rainforest Theater in Nassau. Spicer sur Ebbie" David from Bimini and Andra Charles Fish from Andros to win Tour isms highest honour. Malcolm Spicer secures Cacique Award for Abaco Spicer was nominated for his hosting of the Little League International World Series Regional Tournament, and the 18th Caribbean Cup and the 5th Americas Cups of Darts on Abaco. the Cacique Awards, Spicer said it was an honour to receive such an award. He said: It is a satisfying feeling after all of the work you do for at least somebody to recognize you. There are so many people in the community who de serve recognition for what they do because they basically give their spare time and much more than that, and they dont get recognition. The event was surprisingly a bit nerve-wracking for Spicer because of all television cameras everywhere. Plus, there was the uncertainty of not knowing if he was going to win. out the good news. We had a bunch of Abaco people there, and they were all jumping up, and screaming and shouting, but that was fun, he quipped. I had to go up and give a speech, so that all went well. up there was that this is for Abaco because our country depends so much on tourism. ism portfolio that can work like Sports Tourism, its an ideal thing. You dont theyre already coming here to do some thing. He said that based on the internation al events that have been hosted on Abaco, the island has shown that we can succeed at sports tourism providing we have the infra structure. Meanwhile, Spicer said he has requested land from the government for a They dont need to provide the in frastructure all they have to do is pro vide the land because we have the business community and the sporting community here willing to work together, Spicer expressed. Community and government working together is superb as you saw with the ballparks. Added to that, Spicer said that we have the best place to come to and relax, which is part of the reason he likes the Out Islands. He also thanked the Abaco commu nity for the warm welcome and congratula tory remarks he received upon his return home. Spicer was also delighted to hear from longtime friends and students. Its a feeling of satisfaction really. Its a bit like teaching when you do some thing like this, you get satisfaction its your students make it, you know, so you get the same satisfaction when you see sports events and things being carried out success fully because the things we do help the youth, and they provide facilities for the youth afterwards. In addition to Spicers win, the Min istry of Tourism also applauded Dave and Phoebe Gale of Hope Town, who were announced as early winners of the Clem ent T. Maynard Lifetime Achievement in two categories Human Resources De velopment Category and Sustainable Tour ism Category for her exceptional work with the Reef Etiquette Brochure. Remaining Cacique nominations for Abaco included: Neville "Archie" Sy monette Minister's Award; Friends of the Environment Sustainable Tourism; Al bury's Ferry Transportation; Victor Rus sell Life Time Achievement Award; and Dave and Kathy Ralph Creative Writing. thing I said when I went up there was that this is for Abaco because our country depends so much on tourism.

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February 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 Sports Press Release kicked-off its 40th anniversary celebration images of the people and events that made the Series memorable. According to Al Behrendt, BBC president, There are over that will transport viewers on a trip down memory lane in any decade they select. Many of the images were digitized from old black and white photographs, nega tackle of the 1970s and those of the last decade, Behrendt added. Publishing the promotions designed to call attention to the ment series. The Championship has its origin with a group of dedicated anglers who, while Bahamas, started an informal competition among themselves in 1968 to determine the 'Bahamas Champion'. In 1973, the com petition formally became the 'Bahamas structured form. The BBC has maintained a consecutive annual schedule that has in cluded as many as six tournaments cover ing Bimini, the Berry Islands, the Abacos, Above: Southern Comfort releases a blue marlin during the 2012 BBC. BBC kicks-off 40th anniversary with pictorial yearbooks Cat Cay, Paradise Island, Eleuthera and Great Exuma. In 1979, Sam Jennings of Miami, Florida attracted the attention of anglers around the world when he set a Bahamas blue marlin record catching a 1,060.5 pound blue during the BBC's Bimini Sum mer Blue Marlin Tournament. Jennings' record withstood the test of time until June 2011 when Bahamian, Dave Albury caught a 1,119 pound blue marlin during the BBC's Treasure Cay Championship. The BBCs popularity among anglers and crews is attributable to several factors including the fact that the Championship tournaments are governed by a uniform set of rules. Time and date stamped digital im ages are used by the BBC judges to verify pioneered by the BBC to aid in the conser vation of the target species. Anglers can tive points determining the overall Baha participating anglers monitors the wishes and the desires of the anglers regarding rule changes and tournament locations. ships 40th anniversary celebration will culminate at the Marsh Harbour Champi 2013 season. We are inviting past BBC a great tournament, renew old acquain tances and enjoy a week-long celebration, said Behrendt. Our goal is to have a 40th Reunion for all past BBC participants. For the very latest BBC information, updates on the 40th anniversary celebration or to view the pictorial yearbooks, Blasts from the Past 40 Years, visit the BBC web Championship Registration 40th Anniversary Schedule April 14th 19th Orchid Bay Yacht Club & Marina May 5th 10th Romora Bay Club & Resort May 26th May 31st Treasure Cay Resort & Marina June 9th 14th Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour Ma rina MP Curry brings remarks at Little League season opener Sporting complex to develop talent of Abaco On the afternoon of February 2, the Little League season was opened at the bers were dressed in their team colours, all ready to play ball which lasted well into the night. Before the games began, a brief opening ceremony was held at which time several persons spoke one of whom was Renardo Curry, Member of Parliament for North Abaco. Mr. Curry congratulated the league for their accomplishments so far and for making it to their fourth season. He stat ed that sports and youth development are important and the Government of The Ba hamas is committed to pushing the youth through sports. He encouraged the parents to continue to push their children as well. By being a part of Little League, these youth learn many lessons that can get them scholarships. To do this, the league has to extend their games to the high school level. In the coming years, Mr. Curry noted that other sports clubs will be coming on stream and more will develop once the sporting complex is built. This sporting complex will house all sports under one roof and be done through partnership with the private sector. Please see Little Page 10

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2013 Sports Also making comments was Ishmael Morley, who congratulated the League for their accomplishments and for start ing a new season and George Mills, the brain behind Little League, for being the vibrant, consistent body of six teams they have today. Mills thanked the parents and supporters for always being there to ensure that the games go off without a hitch. However, he noted that more support and donations are needed. In May 2013, he explained, they will be hosting another tournament on the island so they will need sponsors for that and he plans to take the players to Freeport for National again; support. Mills explained that his involvement in this sport is a labour of love as it gives the kids of Abaco something positive to do on the weekend while they learn a sport. Bert Sawyer who pitched the ball to his grand-son Dillon Albury. Two games were played that evening. The 9 to 10 year olds played and North Abaco defeated Central Abaco 17 to 2 and the over 11 year olds played and North Abaco defeated Central Abaco 6 to 1. Little From Page 9 Press Release In November Miller Albury travelled to Freeport to swim in the FAC Northern Bahamas Championships, winning the overall highpoint award in his division. the season and was very pleased with his accomplishment. He said I went to Free port with the goal to win the High Point in my division, and am happy to have achieved this. He recently travelled to Nassau in early January to swim in another meet where he improved most of his personal best times. Over the next few weeks he continues special training and participat ing in various other swim meets in Nassau in order to be considered for the Bahamas National Swim Team for the second year. Miller says Being a part of the Na tional Swimming Team last year was so exciting. Now I am in a more competitive age group, and need to work much harder to be considered for the Team again this year. It will be hard work, but I like the challenge. Miller currently attends Forest Heights Academy, and is hoping to attend school in the United States next year and continue his swimming career. Young Abaconian sees continued success in swimming Above: Miller Albury, who swam in Free port in November and won the High Point trophy for his age group, being presented his trophy by Mancer Roberts, the Baha Nasssau. Miller is a member of the Aba co Swim Club whose volunteers focus on teaching young swimmers the basics as well as training more advance swimmers to reach the next level. Basketball Camp provides opportunities to excel By Vernique Russell The Treasure Cay Sporting Club is back on track with basketball. The yearlyhosted basketball camp is now ready to go once again. Coach Godfrey Rolle is calling all young boys and teenagers in the Treasure Cay area to come and be a part of the club. The club is an excellent way for children to interact and socialize but more impor tantly build character skills. The club also provides scholarship for the boys, giving them the opportunity to attend schools off the island and further their basketball skills and education skills. Quite a few young men in the area have already received scholarships and were afford the privilege to excel both aca demically and athletically. The club meets weekly on Saturday mornings at 10am and Sunday evenings at 3pm. The club also has a girls team which practices on Saturday evenings at 4pm. An invitation is also extended to the young la dies of the community to come and join. Agape Eagles live up to the hype Above: an ACH junior player dribbles across the court. By Mirella Santillo The Championship games marking the end of the high school basketball sea son took place on the evening of Saturday, February 9 at Grace Gymnasium between Agape Christian Schools Eagles and Aba co Central High Schools Marlins, both in the junior and senior division. The Eagles won in both categories, defeating ACHS Junior team 34 to 31 and the senior team 57 to 32. The two teams were left after one month of elimination games held weekly before Christmas and a determining jambo ree between the four remaining teams: the Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Schools Tornadoes, the SC Bootle High Schools Dynamic Dolphins, the Abaco Central High Schools Marlins and the Agape Christian Schools Eagles held on Febru ary 2. The Tornadoes and the Dynamic Dolphins were eliminated. The junior championship game was a tight one with the Marlins slightly ahead Eagles regrouped their forces in the last two quarters to reach victory by a small margin. The MVPs in the game were Da vante Moxey, Omar McKenzie and Chris Smith for the Eagles and Bradley Altidor for the Marlins. However, in the senior division, the Marlins did not have a chance this year. They were dominated from the very begin ning by the fast game of the Eagles, in spite of the good effort of Dante Henchell and Tyrone Davis. The MVPs for the Eagles were Jaron Cornish and Godfrey Rolle. The Eagles will travel to Nassau dur ing the weekend of February 22-23 to par ticipate in the Hugh Campbell Basketball Tournament.

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2013 By Canishka Alexander Colon Curry, leader of the Spring City Rockers, and his members hit the streets on Jan. 18 to raise funds for their Junkanoo group. According to Curry, it History & Heritage Junkanoo groups overcome challenges to bring culture to the people equate funds, so a few of the choreogra to ask the community for their assistance. With a 200-strong membership, the Spring City Rockers spent close to $42,000 for last years BTC Love Rush Parade. Complicating matters, their Junkanoo Shack was destroyed during Hurricane Irene and is still not fully repaired. So far, the framing is up, but the group still needs 90 sheets of plywood to close up the struc ture, so funds are needed continuously. Meantime, the members were mak and banner while working under cramped conditions. Group members have had to design their costumes at home, and even Currys home resembles a makeshift Junk anoo Shack. Thats what we have to do now in order to bring the culture to the people, Curry explained. This is a self-help proj ect from the young girls out of our choreo graph section to help defray the costs for their costumes in order to be ready. Its an expensive venture, and you have to love it to stick with it; you get nothing out of it but satisfaction knowing that you can spread Junkanoo and its cul ture to keep it alive. Curry said their intent was to meet what the publics response would be be cause the response from corporate Abaco has declined within the past year. Curry added that supporters can see where their money is going based on their costume and presentation during the parade. Grateful to those who have already shown their sup port, he said the Spring City Rockers will execute a successful parade through lots of hard work. Support our Culture Above: Members of the Spring City Rockers asking the public for assistance for the upcoming BTC Love Rush Parade. Above: a vibrant display of colour by the Spring City Rockers at the recent Junkanoo formers upwards of $2,000. Please see Junkanoo Page 13

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February 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 Exclusive Abaco Island Estate 1 hour from Florida, private island with house & guest cottage. Own your dream home, retire in Paradise, Marsh Harbour, Bahamas www.BahamasIslandHome.com 2.62 acres on Sugarloaf cay 3230 sq. ft. interior, w/ 1500 of porches Guest Cottage, 1073 sq. ft. 2/1 Fully furnished including all electronics, appliances, decor in both houses 2 boats: 19 Boston Whaler, 22 Glacier Bay 30,000 gallons of fresh water cistern Back up water line from mainland 25 ft. Elevation on rock with concrete foundation Storm/security shutters Interior construction is all wood not drywall Dock with boat hoist Located in the HUB of Abaco They also plan to defend their cham pionship title. It will be very exciting, and the committee has lots of surprises for the pub lic, Curry promised. Were just hoping that corporate Abaco and individuals can support their group in their neighbourhood and support Junkanoo on the whole. History & Heritage Junkanoo From Page 12 Like the Spring City Rockers, the Treasure Cay Explorers Junkanoo group has also faced similar challenges leading up to the Love Rush Parade. Formed in 2009, the Explorers is a small communitybased group that encompasses members from Treasure Cay, Coopers Town and other North Abaco settlements. According to Noel St. Claude, Ex plorers Leader, the group actually start ed at Treasure Cay Primary School with himself, Veronica Henderson, and Vito Russell as founding members interested in teaching the community about our culture. He still teaches Junkanoo at the primary school. Because of the two big parades in Nassau over the holidays, one in Grand Bahama, and now the Love Rush Parade this month, the Explorers main problem what the other groups in Nassau have as far as rods or cardboard that they can use. The other challenge with materials is that things can get very costly. For ex ample, St. Claude said one sousaphone can cost between $3,000 to $6,000; a trum pet: $400-$600; trombone: $675; baritone horn: $816; drums: $200; costumes: $275; bass drums: $150; tom-tom drums: $275; cowbells: $275; decorations: $5,430. Smaller items like glitter costs $12; and dusters:$20; and that is not including other felt, crepe paper, cardboard; studs, nago rie feathers, staples, masking tape, con tact to bind costumes, bamboo for extra enhancement to costumes, sound systems, speakers, and lighting for the banner. With the lighting alone running them into $700, St. Claude said no Junkanoo group can spend less than $30,000 to pull off a decent parade on the Family Islands. Dispelling the myth that costumes come from Nassau, St. Claude assured that the costumes are made by his members. To purchase an already-made costume is not cheap. You would have to pay $1,800 to $3,000 for the costume, he said, and groups charge $600 to $800 for a rental. Generally, a choreogra generates the least cost at $350; a drum costs $800; for the beller: $4,000; and for the banner: $8,000 for material and labour. St. Claude said there is also a miscon ception that because they are the Treasure Cay Explorers, they are a wealthy group. He revealed that the group was formed and started from a $25,000 bank loan that he borrowed from the bank, and fortunately, a few of the second homeowners have come on board to assist them. However, rally midable task when you consider that the parade is a whopping $48,000 in costs for the group. A lot of the costs are covered out-ofpocket by St. Claude and his colleagues and by second homeowners. Despite the Explorers challenges, though, the com Competition promises to be stiff again this year during Love Rush 2013. Please see Junkanoo Page 14 We dont want anyone to come to Abaco and say: Is this what we came here for? We want to have Junkanoo on the level as Nassau... they can say Wow, you see that? Man, I feel like I on Bay Street.

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2013 History & Heritage munity has a lot to look forward to for the Love Rush parade. Again, St. Claude em phasized that preparation for a Junkanoo parade calls for a lot of money, time and energy. They also have to consider elec tricity and food. If they had to pay for labour, those costs would amount to $400 to $500 a week per worker. Even the big groups in Nassau have struggles. If people knew how much it is to pull off a Junkanoo parade they would be amazed sometimes my costume alone runs me in into $4,000. Its a struggle, but you know, were still trying to make it happen, St. Claude said. Because the community is so small, I have to bring in a few of my family members from Nassau to help. Right now we need an extra $20,000 for what we want to do because we want to do something different, something new, and something refreshing for Abaco. So you can imagine, we take pride in our cos tumes [and] we like to look good, you know, we like to represent. We want to have the best music; we want to have the best of everything. We dont want anyone to come here for? We want to have Junkanoo on the level as Nassau, so when the Minister [of Youth, Sports and Culture] or a dif ferent group comes down they can say Bay Street. His appeal to the community was to stop by the Explorers Junkanoo shack and help or buy a case of water or sodas or products that they need. I can tell you we dont get anything Junkanoo From Page 13 for it; we barely get a thank you, but its to make Abaco better, the community better, and to teach the culture to the whole com munitythe tourists, everybody. At the end will be buying out the stores. hold one, he said. Instead, they have asked each person for $10, $20, $50 whatever they can give to assist because he recog give thousands of dollars to them. St. Claude observed that if individu als can come and give something, it would they have an executive board in place, and all funds go directly into the Treasure Cay Explorers account. Additionally, no cheques are written without invoices. With the Love Rush Parade, just a week away, his hope is that business com munity and the community as a whole gets involved, so that they can see the time, money and resources that are being put into the parade. Even beyond the parade, Junkanoo doesnt stop there. St. Claude said it has al lowed him to travel all over the world. One year he travelled to the United States, and he has already been to China, New York and Africa all courtesy of Junkanoo. It takes you all over the world and its putting The Bahamas on the map be cause Ive been to Carnival and all the dif ferent things. Trust me aint nothing like Junkanoo. As for those who believe that there are malevolent undertones to the cultural event, St. Claude had something to say about that as well. Anybody can take a piece of cloth or satin and make something out of it, but can you grab a piece of cardboard and make something out of it that looks the same? Get involved and see what its all about, he encouraged. Some people have said its worshipping the devil. This is art, and its art at its best. If a painter can grab a paintbrush and make a painting on a can vas, and its called art, why when I make The Lucayan Taino new edition to premier at The Sand Dollar Shoppe Press Release The Lucayan Taino: First People of The Bahamas, a new edition of Sandra Riley's novella The Lucayans, illustrated with spectacular paintings by Bahamian artist Alton Lowe, is now available. Beau tifully redesigned by Frank Wendeln, the new edition has been enriched by recent research and additional paintings. Wendeln worked with the artist to insure that the vi brant colors of his paintings are faithfully reproduced in this stunning new edition. Included with the book is a special DVD: FULL CIRCLE: A TAINO STORY, by Travis Neff. Sandra Riley's novella, richly illus trated by Bahamian artist Alton Lowe's well researched paintings, provides a lov ing and rare view of the inhabitants of the Bahamas who greeted Columbus. The Lucayan Taino, with no written language, only simple tools and a complex religion, were considered primitive by their socalled discoverers. Within forty years, through enslavement, disease, murder and suicide, the people were in danger of ex tinction. On October 12, 1492, Cristobal Co lon (Columbus), landed on Guanahani, an island in the present day Bahamas, and claimed it for Spain, naming it San Salva dor. Columbus, seeking a faster route to the East Indies, had discovered unexplored lands. Instead of the great wealth he was anticipating, he found a peaceful people whose fortune was the bounty of the land and sea, and whose religion depended not on coercion, but on a single creator, and much like the ancient Greeks, named the aspects of natural forces. "Historians undertake to arrange sequences, called stories or histories, as suming in silence a relation of cause and effect," wrote American historian Henry Adams. While Riley's novella is not a scholarly work, intensive research by her, and Bahamian painter Alton Lowe, relate an engaging story that mines the academic works on the Lucayans such as Bartolome de Las Casas, a contemporary Spanish his torian who wrote about the devastation of the Taino and Ramon Pane, who record ed their stories. Myths are the last thing people forget. The book also contains a glossary of Taino words, giving important insight into their culture, and a new bibli ography has been added. Included with The Lucayan Taino: First People of The Bahamas is a DVD of CIRCLE: A TAINO STORY. Based on ploration of the Lucayan Taino. cator and Taino ceremonialist Miguel So baoko Koromo Sague said, "It is not just another story about the extinction of the Taino, This dramatic piece tells the story of a people's love for each other and for their land, and how that love transcended conquest and environmental destruction." Sandra Riley is a historian, play wright, director, teacher and a passionate scholar. Her book Homeward Bound: A History of the Bahamas to 1850 is consid also written all the plaques for the Memori al Sculpture Garden, (a Bahamas National Monument) on Green Turtle Cay, Abaco. Her novels The Lucayans and Sisters of the Sea: Anne Bonny and Mary Read Pirates of the Caribbean resulted from her research on the pre-Columbian people of The Bahamas and the Great Age of Piracy. She assisted in the excavations of the Car leton Loyalist settlement on Abaco and the Miami Circle, downtown Miami. Riley holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Michigan and has directed over 80 plays for high school, community and professional theatres in South Florida, the Bahamas and Japan. section for the International Baccalaure ate program at Coral Gables Sr. High for which the city of Coral Gables recognized her in 1994. In 2000, with the premiere in GTC of her play Miss Ruby came the idea pany Crystal Parrot Players. Matt Lowe and Mariah Brown, solo plays based on and premiered in Florida. The three plays are published as the Bahamas Trilogy. Full her novella, The Lucayans and stage play Paradise Now, premiered in Miami in Mi ami, 2008. Mariah Brown premiered in the Bahamas at the 2011 Shakespeare in Para dise Festival in Nassau. Alton Lowe is a seventh-generation Abaconian born on Green Turtle Cay. A Bahamian national treasure, he is Green Turtle Cay's artist-in-residence. Educated in art in Miami and New York City, Mr. Lowe continues to maintain his principal It takes you all over the world and its putting The Bahamas on the map because Ive been to Carnival and all the different things. Trust me aint nothing like Junkanoo. it out of cardboard, and I use the same in struments that everybody else is using, its of the devil? St. Claude concluded: Theres noth ing greater than Junkanoo that I have found that brings people together. People can be as its time to get your costume, we forget come one: one purpose, one cause. Please see Lucayan Page 17

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2013 Quality Star Auto Service Station And Garage Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour THE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDS We stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open 7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 Church News New ministry serves North Abaco By Vernique Russell Women at the Well Ministries Inter national are the newest kid-on-the-block offering religiously orientated services in North Abaco. This church is located in the Murphy Town area just off of Forest Drive in a white duplex. Their worship opportunities schedule includes Sunday School at 10 am, Divine Worship Service at 11 am and 7 pm on Sunday. Prayer meetings are held at 7pm on Monday and midweek Bible Study is Wednesday at 7pm. The host pastor of the Ministry is churchs goal to reach the lost and hurt ing in the community and to bring hope and healing to the downtrodden in the com munity. Built on the belief that God is the same God yesterday today and forever; the ministry is seeking to show forth His glory. The Bible declares that signs should follow them that believe, and their ministry is chasing those signs. They are tired of church-as-normal and are ready for God to manifest His power like never before through healing and deliverance and the performance of miracles. The church is non-denomina tional and is open to all who believe in the power of the Most High God. A special invitation is extended to the general public to come and worship at Weapon of Power Ministry International. For further information, interested persons can contact 365-8834. Service of celebration touches North Abaco churches By Vernique Russell The Baptist churches in North Abaco during the week of January 28 to February 1. The services were held throughout the North Abaco communities. The services began on Sunday and Town. Then they traveled to the Unity Baptist Church in Treasure Cay for another vices at Zion Baptist, Murphy Town. The goal of the revival services was to provide fellow believers an opportunity to seek a fresh touch from the Master. The services were well attended and people came in hungry and thirsty for the touch. The revival also provided an opportu nity for the church to unite as a corporate body and tap into the corporate vision for 2013. The church as a body experienced some changes and accomplished many milestones during 2012. The overseer for the Baptist Corporate Body for Abaco and the executive team were well pleased with the support they received during the ser vices. The revival was dubbed a success and the committee is excited about the remain der of events that will take them through out this year. Wisdom Changing Center holds Youth Day By Vernique Russell Pastor Carlton and Lady Lavina Mc Intosh of Coopers Town are on a quest to complete their mandate to strengthen the individual through the conveying of wis youth Sunday. The youth department proudly dis played their religious knowledge and their desire to seek after the things of God. The service was held on Sunday February 2 at 11am. Special invited guests and parents gathered to celebrate with the pastor and members of the Wisdom Changing Center. The youth orchestrated every aspect of the service and showed their talents and ability. The service was followed by a Su per Bowl Party that evening, where mem bers dressed in their favorite teams jersey to watch Super Bowl 2013. Light appetiz ers were served. Weekly, the host pastor and his team accommodate about 60 to 75 youths in ex citing Bible based programs. Youth Night is every Friday night at 7 pm. The Min istry is known to host events such as Tal ent Night, Movie Night, Game Night and many other programs that bring the youth of the community to their facilities. The youth day was a clear way for the public to see the awesome work Pas tor Carlton and Lady Lavina is doing with the youths of their Ministry. Parents who attended were very proud and felt special to see their young people display such vast talent. They are encouraging Pastor Mc Intosh and his team to keep up the good work knowing that their labor is surely not in vain. Possibilities now open for Coopers Town youth By Vernique Russell It is the newest and the hottest spot on the block for young men and woman to gather. Possibilities is a program de signed to provide wholesome activities for young people to participate in. They host weekly services at the Friendship Mission Church in Coopers Town and the program is run under the administration of their youth department. Possibilities is designed to empow er young people to unleash their God-given talents and abilities. Young men, women and children gather weekly to participate in forum discussions, games and activities and youth church. Their program is de signed to promote the message of salvation to young people and to address current is sues among young people today. The leaders believe that with drugs and violence trying to kill out our future generation, the church must step in and take its active role in bringing the message of hope and peace from the pages of the Bible to living reality. It is their desire to work with those who have been rejected and neglected or despised and give them a reason to believe again. Services are held every Saturday be ginning at 6:45pm. The public is invited to come out and be a part of this movement. TY-365 offers exciting fellowship in Treasure Cay By Vernique Russell Minister Oscar McIntosh and his team have heard the cry of those seeking others to help overcome issues. Every Friday, the place to be is at Full Gospel Assembly in Treasure Cay. This new, and exciting, ser vice is now in session. Every Friday, Minster Sawyer and his team meet to discuss and analyze ev eryday issues that young Christians are faced with. The sessions also provide an intimate worship experience with God. Bible study is also held during the session allowing attendees to search the scriptures and educate each other. The group meets weekly at 8:00pm. TY-365 invites the general public to come and celebrate with them on Sunday February 24, 2013 for their Youth Day. The heads of the Youth Department and their youth are extending a special invita tion to the general public to be a part of their T-Shirt Day and Talent Fest. On Sunday and Monday, the young people and the young-at-heart will attend a special service in their T-shirts and jeans. A special guest speaker will be on the is land to deliver the sermon. That evening the youth will return back to their local edi The group is inviting the public to come and see the best of the best perform in skits, dances, solos and much more. TY-365 is declaring that they are showing The Bahamas that all is not lost and that there is hope for this nation. Service begins at 11am and the tal ent fest is at 7pm. TY-365 is the Youth Department of Full Gospel Assembly in Treasure Cay.

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February 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 Remembering Family and Friends Ricardo Wilfred Johnson Funeral Service for the Late Ricardo Wilfred Johnson, 49 years of #64 McK inney Avenue, Stapledon Gardens, and formerly of Sandy Point, Abaco, was held on Saturday February 2, 2013, 2:30 p.m. at Zion Baptist Church, East & Shirley Streets. Rev. T.G. Morrison assisted by will follow in the Western Cemetery, Nas sau Street. Left to cherish his legacy is his: moth er: Yvonne Williams, father: Granville Johnson, aunts: Norma Williams; Mae Higgs, sisters: Donna Darville, Annischka Holmes-Moncur, Bridgette Lamm, Mela nie Whyms-Adderley; Elizabeth & Sharon Johnson; Maydawn Knowles, brothers: Larry Evans, Pedro, Craig, Jermaine, Mi chael, Tony, Delano and Chando Johnson; Donald Williams; Jouette Smith; brotherin-law: John Moncur Nathario Adderley; sisters-in-law: Ashra and Lottie Johnson, uncles: Dwayne Williams, Paul, Tony and Hansel King; godmother: Thelma Sy monette; godchild: Brenden Lamm; nieces & nephews: Latoya Bullard (Marquest), Enrico (Royann), Charisse & Spencer (Shanique) Darville; Ayrton & Ayriel Moncur; Rochelle, Raquel, Kieron, Gregg Jr., Zariah, Perica, Uriah, & Selina John son; Adrianna Rolle; Anton & Kareem Adderley; Nadia and Giovanni Stubbs; Gabrielle, Larry Jr., Abdul, & Lavar Ev ans; Tyrone & Tyrel Whylly; Patranique Knowles; Jouette Smith Jr.; grandnieces & nephews: Quest, Savannah, and Raine Bul lard; Tory & Deja Wilkinson; Lyric, Lark, Logan & Summa Darville; Trey Stubbs; Gianni Rolle, Tamia & Delreo Cleare; Sanna & Sania Johnson; and a host of other friends and family. Rev. Randolph Wallace age 92 years old of #3 Court Streets, Gle neston Gar dens and formerly of Cedar Har bour, Abaco died at the Princess Mar garet Hospital on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013. He is survived by his wife: Epsy Wallace; sons: Rolston Smith and Rudy Wallace; daughters: Debra Wallace-Elliot, Beryl B. Rolle, Margaret Wallace of Grand Bahama; sister: Lorraine Curry; broth ers: George and Charles Wallace of Fort Pierce, Florida; nieces: Rosemary Wallace and Monique Whymns; and other relatives and friends too numerous to mention. Arlene McIntosh Funeral Service for the late Ar lene McIn tosh will be held at Faith Walk Church of God, Coo pers Town, Abaco, Baha combe, Bishop Archilaus Cooper, assisted by Pastor Jollian McIntosh. Service was held Saturday 2, February, 2013 at Faith Walk. Interment was held at Southside Cemetery. Left to mourn her passing are her children: Marilyn Edgecombe, Pastor Jol lian, Daniel (Danny), Walter Jr., Pastor Carlton, Elvis & Priscilla McIntosh, Mar jorie McIntosh, Michael (Ned) Pritchard & Vokia Walkins; Mother: Ruth Wells; Grandchildren: Algerio & Desirae, Vanes sa, Garvin & Shaniqua Edgecombe, WPC Densil Grant, Anquanique Huyler, Shantell Albury, Javal & Dashnique, Jacora, Thasi, Taja, Jayden, Rashnae, Razheme, Raqua sha, Diandra, Lashario Tamashia Elvisha McIntosh, Ashley Clarke, Renesse Stuart, Regina Moxey, Reneka Cooper, Gordina Beadle, Rondinerio, Serrano, Madia, Mi chael, Makalya & Makenna Pritchard; Great Grandchildren: Brookelyn, Anton Jr., Montreal, Gabriel, Breanna, Em merson, Emi, Bradley, Jaylen, Nikyah, DaKari, Jarona, Kellen, Anthony, Andre, Olivia, Tamacia, Nakai; Sons-in-law: Gar neth Edgecombe, Gordon & Franrico Mc Intosh, Keith Walkins; Daughters-in-law: Coretta, Vangie, Peavan, Lavinia & Ta mara McIntosh, Vivian Pritchard; Broth ers: Fred, Erskine Jr. Roosevelt & An thony Wells; Sisters: Idella Mills, Shirley Wright, Barbara Williams, Valerie Rolle & Eleanor Burrows. Floyd Albury Floyd Albury was born in Man-OWar Cay on September 27, 1939. A skilled carpenter, Floyds handiwork can be seen throughout the Abacos in homes and build ings which he built throughout his career. He resided in Elbow Cay for most of his life close to his two sons, Monty and Tim, and his four grandchildren. A man of strong character and silent strength, Floyd spent his life in honest la bour. A constant presence on the grounds of Sea Spray Resort, the resort his son founded, Floyd was keen to help anyone in need. Later in his life, his four grandchil dren became his focus: building a work ing sailboat underneath his home which he named The Four Grands, after his boys. In his early life, Floyd discovered the meaning of responsibility. Losing his par ents at an early age, Floyd had the charge of seeing after his eight younger siblings. The lessons he learned during this time carried throughout his life: patience, care, teaching, loving. The last major project of Floyds life, a life that both in a real way and meta phorically revolved around the candid and straightforward work of carpentry, was new home. Loved by all, Pa Floyd was a breed no longer common, though desperately needed, in these islands. He is survived and remembered by his loving wife Belle Albury. Sons Mon ty Albury (Deceased) and Tim Albury. Daughters in law: Ruth Albury & Hilary Scott. Grandsons: Bradley Albury, Jacob Albury, James Albury and Tyler Albury. Brothers: Inglis, Broward (Deceased), Alan (Deceased), Tommy, Johny. Sisters : Cathy Sands, Dini Thompson & Edna Pierce. May he rest in peace. residence at his birthplace. His interest in his home island prompted him to found the Albert Lowe Museum at New Plymouth in 1976. This was followed several years later by the Loyalist Memorial Sculpture Garden. Other on-going cultural projects over the years include lectures, concerts and theatre performances at his Garden Theatre adjacent to his home. Mr. Lowe has gained special rec ognition for the wide number of paint ings which have been made into postage ers, bush medicine plants, shells and fruit trees have been circulated as well as the Lucayan stamp series created for the quin centenary and Loyalist stamps created for the 200 year anniversary of Loyalists land ing in the Bahamas. and color: turquoise blue seas, orange-red Poinciana, gold, lavender and pink bou gainvilleas; white-washed cottages and or nate, decaying mansions; austere churches, old faces and young innocent ones. His eye and talent have captured on canvas the wonders of an entire people and the beau ties of a ceaselessly changing country. His work is truly the testament of a man in love with the world around him. Many of Alton Lowe's paintings hang in notable private collections around the world. Mr. Lowe and Ms. Riley will be to gether on Feb 15 16 for a joint display of the new book as well as artwork at the Sand Dollar Shoppe in Marsh Harbour. 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February 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 4 FEBRUARY 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 A Town Meeting was held on Jan 20 to discuss viable harvesting of Abacos pine forest, among other topics. Above:Arien Sikken, FAO Forestry Specialist; Christo Knowles Director of Parks. For more see page 6.Forestry town meeting plants seeds for FAO Training Project development in South Abaco. On the agen view of the organization, a discussion of new marketing tactics and presentations by ancillary partners such as the Police who reported on stolen vessels throughout the country. The day was capped by a round table discussion with the Minister for Financial made the case to Mr. Pinder that the gov ernment loses millions of dollars in rev enue a year from faulty recording a collec Financial Services Minister meets with MOBGroup stresses government does not know full impact of Marina industryAbove: Minister for Financial Services, Ryan Pinder, met with members of MOB early February. Seen here at the end of the table during the meeting at Schooner Bay, Min. tion practices in the marina and yachting industries. nas and marine-oriented businesses stretch gavage, they are the leading voice for the economically critical, yet underdeveloped, marina industry in the country. Mr. Dargavage pointed to collab orative marketing, such as displays at Please see MOB Page 20 By Timothy Roberts Road repairs have begun in Dundas and Murphy Town and Marsh Harbour second week of February to repair potholes and resurface portions of the road. vis signed a $1.3 million contract with potholes and resurfacing more problematic portions of road between the three Central Abaco settlements. Craig Simmons, Project Manager for doing now is the road treatment and the initial widening of the road for the initial paving of the road. Mr. Simmons said the area by Texaco is going to be reconstructed and that it was just patched to make the road for the public a little smoother in the meantime. Mr. Simmons said that the repairs are estimated to take up to four months; three-and-a-half months. He also indicated that they have hired a number of local workers since starting and hope to hire a few more before the job is complete. ing them the ropes so hopefully one day they will be able to do this themselves and companies wouldnt be able to come in, he said. Road work underway in Central Abaco months.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian February 15, 2013 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com Min. Dorsett reviews Management to return to central governmentBy Timothy Roberts Minister of Environment and Housand two transfer stations on February 8 in order to assess and ensure the investment in the islands waste management is prop erly managed and utilized. During his trip to Abaco Mr. Dorsett transfer stations near Cherokee and Cedar Harbour, all of which have had their share of problems. Mr. Dorsett said he visited with the Thomasina Wilson along with his local transfer stations as well as these dumpsites throughout Abaco. up against to address issues of remediation and to make sure that the amount of money that the government has invested in infrastructure in Abaco to deal with waste disposal is properly utilized, he said. Recently Cabinet made a decision that view of the Department of Environmental lands it presently comes under local gov ernments management. The current contract for the Great istry of Environment will now work out a new framework for the management of that Central & All Abaco facility and to address some necessary im provements to it. He noted, however, that collection still falls under the purview of local government but moving forward the manage dumpsites will be the responsibility of DEHS. there is a considerable amount of work to that was invested in building transfer sta tions in Cedar Harbour and Cherokee that are not being used. Mr. Dorsett said his Ministry intends to make sure money is available to clean the sites and use them for the purpose they were intended to serve. up, putting bins onsite, to ensure that wide spread indiscriminate dumping that takes now that we are in a mid-term budget and that well be able to allocate the necessary resources so that all of those facilities are properly manned and that there is a proper plan with respect to how we manage the waste, he said. to be performed by whoever manages the proper practices needs to be established to ensure we dont have a repeat performance Ms. Wilsons report on the Central with the current cells and do some minor adjustments to address the leachate pond, compromised lining and issues with the storm drain to make sure they function properly. Mr. Dorsett said that Ms. Wilson has made recommendations and he will be guided by that fully understanding the ur gency of the matter. Red Cross launches HIV/AIDS Preventative Education Project John Darville, project coordinator for ference on Feb. 7 at Abaco Central High implemented on the island of Abaco. The program is sponsored by the American Red Cross. ternational Services was pleased to execute programs for the past four years, and that Caroline Turnquest was on-island to tervention workshop. man suffering wherever it may be found. infection per capita in comparison to our neighbouring nations and indeed the world, suffering. Ms. Turnquest expressed excitement ternational Services Division of the Ameri can Red Cross. She said this particular program is managed by six countries in the Caribbean, so they are pleased to have been chosen for their funding and technical sup port. The funding for the project covers a period of four years, and is divided into two been completed. our intervention team at the society is ex pected to launch and execute a community stakeholders development process, and a se ries of interventions on two islands of The the team has decided to work with the is lands of Abaco and Eleuthera over the next two years. Our intervention targets youths ages 16 to 29, who are in vulnerable situ ations. Mr. Darville said that discussions had begun on the island three weeks before with a stakeholders visit to ensure that all partners were engaged, and that there is a community buy-in and consensus toward a successful end. He graciously applauded Preston Cunningham, senior island admin istrator, for his full support of the program from the onset and for his advice and guid ance. During his remarks, Renardo Curry, Secretary, voiced his discontent over The aged the students to practice abstinence, and to follow the guidelines of the program, so That day, the intervention team began ticipants within their target group at Abaco Central High School. According to Mrs. Turnquest, the initial target population for also focus on the Haitian diaspora living in the Mud and Pigeon Pea communities.

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian February 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 Forestry town meeting plants seeds of FAO Training ProjectBy Jennifer Hudson The Ministry of The Environment and Housing held a Town Meeting on ish Church Hall to inform the public about the Food and Agriculture Organization of meeting was opened with prayer by John tive for South Abaco, followed by open ing remarks by David Knowles, Director Mr. Knowles welcomed everyone on behalf of the organizations involved in this technical cooperation project, namely, the FAO and commended Christopher Rus sell for putting the evenings programme together. Mr. Russell, who is Director of on the Forestry Act and Regulations plus Forestry Development Potential Opportu nities. He stated that in 1996 a permit was land for Abaco residents. hamas formulated the Forestry Act which became enacted in 2011. This provided the legal framework for the long term manage ment of the forests and established a gov ernment forestry agency with the appoint ment of a Director of Forestry. plan is prepared to manage the forests for a sustainable yield of timber and contribution to the national economy. Each designated forestry area is subjected to a management plan which includes: licences, permits for forestry, use of prescribed burning, forest roads and forest recreation. renewable timber harvesting licence for Harbour. Also for the construction of a sawmill south of Marsh Harbour. The company is allowed to selec tively thin out selected areas of the pine forest for the manufacturing of baseboards, and mulch. Terms and conditions set out for this company are that they must hire skilled jobs, present a working plan have struct a weighbridge to record the weight of the pine logs. The government receives royalties years. The Forestry Project for Abaco pro vides a contract for training in Forestry Management and Planning by a special ist for eleven months, also for the training of park wardens and the production of forestry management plans. The question was asked by a member of the audience as to whether persons can get into businesses concerning forestry. Mr. Russell replied in anyone in these projects and he will help allow for development on the right scale for businesses such as mulching, chipping etc., he stated. Arien Sikken, a FAO Forestry Spe second portion of the programme which was an introduction to the Forestry Training Project. Mr. Sikken was described as selected from a very large number of appli Mr. Sikken explained that the FAO assists countries who are members of the information. The original plan for the trainond workshop which was taking place on shops were of three days duration. Topics included in the course were: history and cation, sustainability, tools and equipment, logging operations, wood processing and products, policy and legislation. mas is pine which is only found on Andros, for use of the pine include lumber, furni wood chips, resin and turpentine. Day one of the Abaco workshop in volved monitoring harvesting in the Treasure Cay area, demarcating boundaries, skid trail design, selecting future crop trees and selecting for future harvest. Days two and three were in the Spring City area and also involved selecting trees for future crops and harvest and skid trail design. Future workshops, it was announced, will cover chainsaw use, prescribed burning The Forestry Management Pilot which will be held between Spring City and Marsh Harbour for one month in Please see Forestry Page 7

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February 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 Central & All Abaco conians as forestry workers. Following Mr. Sikkens presentation which included an interesting power point presentation of explanatory photographs, The meeting was closed by Mr. Knowles who remarked on the intensity of the course which is both theoretical and practical. He encouraged the audience to supin Florida has been lost but we do not want to see it happen here. We must manage the forests which is what the trainees are learn ing to do now, he stated. Forestry From Page 6 Department of Forestry performs on-site trainingBy Mirella Santillo The class-room training of prospecevening of January 30 was followed by two on-site demonstrations in the forest located in the Treasure Cay area, across and north exercise on January 31 in the forest near Spring City and on February 1 again in shown how to recognize and identify trees suitable for future crop. The trees had to be straight and healthy with no branches. Arian Sikken, who has been exploring the pine forest of Abaco for the last several that the participants had chosen the right trees which were then marked with tape for future reference. Christopher Russell, Director of Forgroup. He explained that the aim was to train people nationally to introduce them to basic forestry management concepts, to teach them terminology and various other aspects of a park warden responsibilities such as how to measure trees heights, di ameter and volume and to identify sample hectare. The trainees also have to learn Cay, the previous day. According to Mr. Sikken, the pine forest around Spring City was not the best for future crop. On the West side of the logging road, very few trees were suitable. They were either warped or very thin. On the East side, however quite a few good trees were marked as suitable for future crop material, but the best trees, said Mr. Sikken, were found in the north. The next step will be to clear the im mediate surroundings of the marked trees to allow them to develop without impedi ment, by removing the smaller trees next to them. The tree crown, he explained, must have enough space to develop as its size is proportionate to the size of the trunk. The vin Russel, will be used for minor local industries such as crafts or fencing. The training was a hands-on exercise; be analyzed and the inventory will be kept to determine the value of timber to be used for further concession areas. Such concessions have already been logging in the north part of Abaco sometime this year.

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian February 15, 2013 From the Editor's Desk // Cupid on Wheels 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/VISA Something that probably involves roses, and chocolates and hearts and happens Hello again, dear readers. Welcome and only, newspaper. Those of you keep ing track at home know how quickly we are moving through this year. Soon we will challenges and legs. The granddaddy of ment, will have teams trolling our waters all in search of that giant champions ring. getting? Yes, we are through the holiday sea son and edging our way towards the heat and craze of summer-fun. We are inching along though the year, because these disas trous roads of ours wont allow for us to mons and Co. are out there working (we roads got to the point that they are in now. Town just to know what it feels like to drive twenty yards without slowing to a crawl or swerving to avoid craters that would make the moon envious. Moon. Full moon. Moonlit dinner. too used to hearing about our government, past and present and most likely future, spending tens of millions and seeing paltry, measly results. So it doesnt surprise me when fellow Abaconians arent impressed lion is thrown out as a solution to what is an increasingly dangerous situation on Ab acos roads. Does the country have money pluses, but this island community has paid more than our fair share into the Treasury to warrant a basic upgrade. Spending. Money. Paying for fancy posed to buy fancy things for somebody? there is a government contract being ex ecuted and the people executing it are mak ing themselves available to us, the media. to see also boats humming along through the harbour and across the Sea of Abaco. by that lets me see out over the sea between Marsh Harbour, Guana Cay and Man O of sailboats enjoying what made this beau tiful country so famous. member now. pears work is being done and so we should be bringing pitchers of lemonade (and later them along faster. On the other side of the token we need to remain vigilant and stay on top of our representatives in govern ment. We did pay for this work, after all. Maybe one day soon we can all take entines Day car ride without worrying about falling into a pot hole. Community Calendar Show at Abaco Gold Workshop in Hope Town Treasure Cay Heritage Day

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February 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Letters to the Editor PLOP Urges You to Adopt-a-PotholeDear Editor; tant part of our heritage. Some people say very own, personal pot-hole, and then decorate it with shells, coloured rocks, or a few low-lying plants maybe even a banana tree or two in the rainy season. At Christmas, the best decorated pot-hole wins a prize. This will encourage people to take pride in our pot-holes, and also lessen the road-rage of those who are unlucky enough to drive into one. And by the way all you scientists who say that those Sawmill Sink crocodiles are "extinct" there's at least one that's Yours sincerely, Walk a Mile in My Shoes FirstDear Editor; years but past and present governments did and you want to tell me to pray for, what, more illegal immigrants? things you dont know] ok? Dont mean to be rude, but when Christie ran, he said he My lawyer sent letters to the Environmen tal Ministry, they did nothing, a letter went went to the Ministry of Works but they did nothing. Just look at Marsh Harbour. The slums This is what the past and present governthem in Gods hands. P.S. Sometimes the po-pos will come but they dont do anything. So much for having them. Props to the Prop Shop and BoatyardDear Editor; There are so many unhappy and neg ative letters to the editor, please allow this positive one. Abaco Marine Props deserve praise for the us. After trying to create a new chan nel in some Abaco marl, our starboard prop was quite damaged and the port one less so. We brought the boat to the Marsh 30. They promptly hauled the boat, re moved the props with help from an outside vendor, and delivered them to the Abaco Props. They in turn went right to work and returned them all symmetrical, shiny, and as good as new on Thursday. The Yard had our boat back in the water by late afternoon. The world would be a better place ciently. Hope Town @TheAbaconian Page 10Residents this inspire my inner politician -Futurebeej @TheAbaconian: to publish your tweets about Abaco in the next issues. OK We need transparency about recent police shooting in the Muds. -hmose @TheAbaconian: #abaconian to pub lish your tweets about Abaco in the -FuturebeejTweet @TheAbaconianLetters to the Editor in 140 characters or less.More letters see page 16

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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 A Tranquil Landing3B/2B Sleeps 6. Beautiful home, built in 1997, located directly on the waterfront with amazing views of the Hope Town Harbour. Spectacular Sunsets! Private dock out front for a boat up to 26ft long. Convenient to everything. Starting at 2,700/wk plus tax Fresca 4B/4B Sleeps 8. Situated innew development, Spacious home features hardwood oor & private pool. Enjoy Atlantic views & breezes from the decks. Short walk to beach or On Da Beach Bar and Grill. Hope Town village is a quick drive away. Gives a private & convenient island vacation. Starting at $3,000/wk plus tax 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 PRICE NEW LISTING Donald Seas 3B/2B Beautiful home w/private gazebo on coconut fringed beach & dock. Boasts master w/king & two guest rooms, w/queen & twins. Covered deck w/hammocks & outdoor furnishings. Also oering an additional vacant lot. $1.9 M USD RUM RUNNERSBAR & GRILL Beer Special 15% Gratuity addedOPENThursday to Sunday 3pm Until Located Next to Insurance ManagementBB BBQ Chicken We make going out fun! Old School DJWith DJ Craig Boo Central & All Abaco Press Release On Sunday, February 10, 2013 at about 3:20 am a 29 year old female resident of Marsh Harbour contacted the Marsh Harbour Police Station and reported that an accident occurred on Forest Drive, in the area of Southside Road involving a single vehicle. Police assistance was requested. Marsh harbour Police Station responded and arrived at the scene and discovered a Gray 1990 Ford Mustang registered to a male resident of Marsh Harbour and driven by the deceased a 37 year old male of Marsh Harbour. This vehicle received extensive dam age. The deceased was the lone occupant of the Gray Mustang and was travelling west on Forrest Drive in the area of Southside Road when he lost controlled and colinjuries and succumbed to said injuries at the scene. The scene was visited by Emergency Emergency Medical Team, who rendered medical assistance to the injured party, who showed no vital signs. tributing factor in this incident. An inten sive investigation has been launched into this matter. The deceaseds vehicle col pole in half. Government Clinic visited the scene and pronounced the body dead. trict.Speed a major factor in second The Abaconian reminds its Gardening Workshop held at Community CenterBy Timothy Roberts open to the public Gardening Workshops at their Cultural Center on Queen Eliza beth Drive with a session on preparing and sustaining an herb garden. shop which outlined the basics of planting man also showed how toilet paper rolls can be recycled and made into miniature pots to plant herb seeds in. Participants will be required to main tain their herb plantings over the next few weeks and continuing workshops will be held at the Cultural Centre. Waves, said she visited a few schools in the area in hopes to garner interest from ple, young or old, an idea of how to grow vegetables and herbs for themselves, she said. The Centre is also organizing several other workshops including Womens and Mens Empowerment, jewelry making and music industry workshops. Art for the Parks offers many events to the public Simultaneous events took place at the the Parks on Jan. 26 one of which was the 2013 Chalk Art Festival. Thirty blocks of art work by Abaco artists were aligned along the boardwalk and were sponsored by local churches, business establishments and banking institutions. The event was or ganized by The Rotary Club of Abaco. According to Rev. Andrew Sands, youth director of the Rotary Club of Ab Rotary-sponsored event, and some of the blocks had two artists working together on them. The event helped to raise funds for teract. At the end of the Chalk Art Festival, awards were presented to the artists. Most Original was awarded to Artist Garnell Stuart Dawkins for Java Coffee Shop, and second place went to Artist Kate Sims for a St. Francis teacher, who was sponsored by The Abaconian. Nature Rocks Art Competition: Please see Arts Page 11

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February 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 Central & All Abaco Rocks Art Competition was underway director. There were three categories with Category 1 assigned to primary schools; Category 2 for middle schools, and Cat egory 3 for high schools. Students were asked to design music CD covers for an talented students also wrote and included songs with lyrics in their designs. Deshawn McKinney; Eddison Saunders; Williams of Crossing Rocks Primary. The Treasure Cay Primary. Aaliyah Roberts of Man-O-War Primary placed third; and received honourable mention for his sub -Arts From Page 11 The Abaconian mer Bongon, won overall for the Rotary Club Chalk Art Event. Funds raised went on Abaco: Rotaract and Interact. mission. second, and Kyle Reeves in third place. They are all students of Mary E.Albury High School. Honourable mention was be Albury. Ordain of Abaco Central High School, and Meanwhile, Eric Sands of Abaco received third place. Celena Russell was the overall win Da Market vendors: After the announcement of the winners winners for the art competition was outside to the tent where their princi pal Huel Moss, owner of Fruity Freddie Farms, congratulated them upon hearing the good news. As for business that day, he said it had been off and on; however, the event does allow him to gain more ex posure for his business. Adjacent to Moss who appreciated the opportunity to sell his tomatoes, cucumbers and cabbages. He, on the other hand, longs for a venue where farmers can gather frequently, so that they can offer more variety instead of focusing on cash crops alone. along steadily for Theresa Pinder Haynes for more customers to stop by, she bus ied herself with making an assortment of jewelry. She commented that just about all of her homemade breads were sold by the time she set up for the event, and one lady returned to purchase a second loaf of bread. Ms. Reckley also sold small pans of Johnny Cake and banana bread as well as jewelry. The Friends of Abaco Animals orga nization was also on hand. Their mission is to ease the suffering of abused, aban doned and needy animals of the commu support of Friends of the Environment and Horticultural Society, Michael and Jenni Property Caretaking, which also had plants and products on sale. On the activities side, there was a bouncing castle for children situated beof bleach, hands, anchor that represented threats to the coral reefs. The object of the fered art lessons to children using selfmade stencil prints and recycled or soda played lively music in the background as customers browsed through the booths.

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February 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 STANDARD HARDWARELumber & Plumbing Supplies email: standardhardware@netbusiness.com We boast a fully stocked lumber yard complete with pine, cypress, fir, molding, windows, roofing supplies, plywood and much more. Visit us today and let our friendly and professional staff assist you! South Abaco Atlantis, Paradise Island rescues endangered manatee and relocates her to Dolphin CayPress Release ary 26 2013 -The Atlantis Animal Rescue Marine Mammal Research Organization the Atlantis Dolphin Cay Marine Mammal Rescue Center. Dolphin Cay is home to the only live marine mammal rescue and to all marine mammals are protected by the and only authorized facilities are able to respond such requests from Government. Wells in June 2010 where she was born tober of 2011 both Rita and Georgie ap the Dolphin Cay Team rescued them and brought them to a safe environment at the Atlantis Dolphin Cay Marine Mammal Rescue Center where health assessments and evaluations could be conducted. With Project, and Save the Manatee Club, the Atlantis Animal Rescue Team released both Rita and Georgie in April of 2012, equipped with tags to monitor their move it was observed that Rita and Georgie had split up and in September Georgie made a The Dolphin Cay team made several to try to get a good look at Georgies over all body condition. Concern was raised by pearance and the decision was made by the Department of Marine Resources for the assessment and relocate her to the Atlantis Marine Mammal Rescue Center. Georgie will undergo a series of general health evaluations. Once she is healthy, the teams will pull together once again and relocate her back to Great Harthat she rejoins with the resident group of manatees in that area. At this time, Geor gie is under observation at Dolphin Cay and doing well in her new environment. Atlantis is the home of worlds largest marine animals in lagoons and displays as well as Dolphin Cay, the state-of-the-art dolphin interaction and education center. Dolphin Cay and Atlantis are accredited members of both the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and The Alliance of Ma the marine habitat and Dolphin Cay were created with the goal of enlightening visi tors about the wonders of these remarkable ocean inhabitants. Dolphin Cay is also the residence of the Katrina Dolphins and Sea during Hurricane Katrina. Marine Mammal Research Organisations facebook page. Above: Georgie tagged with a satellite tag in Cherokee Sound. Photo courtesy of the BMMRO.New Justice of the Peace sworn in for South AbacoAbove: John Hudson, sitting, being sworn in as Justice of the Peace by Senior Island Admin. Preston Cunningham. John Hudson was sworn in as a Jus the Oath of Allegiance and Judicial Oath in tor Preston Cunningham. He was selected for his long and dedicated service to the ernment representative for South Abaco and serves as Chairman of the Cherokee Please see Justice Page 16

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian February 15, 2013 TREASURE CAYRoyal Palm Condo, Second/third story unit with private dock slip and fin ger dock. Four community pools. OWNER MOTIVATED $325,000 Rock Point waterfront lot, exc price $185,000 Golf Course Lot $35,000 MAKE OFFER 3/2 Royal Palm Condo $325,000GUANA CAY 2/2 Great Atlantic Views, shared dock, steps to the beach, rental income $265,900MARSH HARBOUR Commercial lot near John Bull $125,000LYNYARD CAY 3 Waterfront lots, one with dock starting at $178,000. OWNER MOTIVATEDLONG BEACH Next to Schooner Bay 3/2 Home beach access $ 195,000 Lots starting at $30,000 Hilltop lots with ocean view $85,000 $95,000 Gorgeous beach front lot $250,000LITTLE HARBOUR Half acre oceanfront lot $65,000 20,000 sq. ft. Hilltop lot with starter cottage, harbour and ocean views $198,000 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. REDUCED $30,000SCHOONER BAY Harbour side lots, studio apartments, 1 and 2 bedroom Harbour side condos available.CASUARINA POINT REDUCED! Entrance to bay, waterfront lot, panoramic views $88,000 Sea view lot, 100 ft. to beach. $38,500 Lots $35,000 and up 3/2 Beachfront home + apartment $875,000 3/2 Beachfront home with detached income Producing apartments $795,000. TURNKEY www.islandpropertiesbahamas.com Tel: (242) 367-0737 Fax: (242) 367-0736 BROKERS: Chris & Molly Roberts 4/4, Beachfront home w/large kitchen, multiple living & sitting area, gazebos, covered porches with expan sive decking & viewing tower. OWNER FINANCING $875,000 BAHAMA PALM SHORES South Abaco Township which includes Casuarina Point kee Sound. Mr. Hudson has held positions of re sponsibility in several government depart ments including Ministry of Works and the Water and Sewerage Corporation. He held Corporation, Abaco, until his retirement in service to his country and was presented with his medal by her Majesty Queen Eliz He is a member of the Kirk of the Pines Church and will be ordained as an Elder of the Presbyterian Church on FebFollowing the short ceremony Mr. Cunningham spoke a few words saying that Justices of the Peace must always exhibit the highest levels of honesty and in tegrity so that they will be held in honour and respect by all and they must always move by the rules, never move by chance and guesswork which is dangerous. Mr. Hudson stated that he looks forward to further serving the community of Abaco in this new position.Justice From Page 15 Expert meets with the Hole in the Wall Restoration CommitteeBy Mirella Santillo to proceed with the restoration of Hole in toration Committee decided to invite an ex pert, Annie Potts (who was involved with The meeting took place in the af Commerce Conference room. Many com mittee members representing various stake holders, attended. They comprised David and Kathy Ralph with Abaco Chamber of Commerce, Stanley White former local Trust, the late Richard Cunningham with mas Antiquities Monuments and Museums Corporation, Wynsome Ferguson with the Ministry of Tourism and a representa Chairperson, Anita Knowles, introduced Ms. Potts and stated the reason for requesting a meeting with her, which was to ask her for guidance on how to go for ward to devise a plan of action. ing the maintenance of all the lighthouses gestion that all the lighthouses be under the was rejected by the Trust Director as well as another suggestion that the Trust man age only the four located in San Salvador, That proposal was also rejected because of lack of man power. The last solution of Abaco has not been decided upon. Ms. Potts praised the committee. She reiterated the importance of putting pan els in the lantern room to protect it from the weather and suggested a fund raiser to obtain the money to do it, a solution that leaves the committee with its hands tied as a proper authorization to do it would be without a plan of action. reached a dead-end. Ms. Ferguson, too, mentioned the importance of a plan of action which would give the committee more credibility in meeting with more stake holdersinclud would allow it to raise money towards the ing the plexiglass panels for the lantern room, painting the lighthouse and restoring one of the buildings. The meeting adjourned with the un derstanding that David Ralph would write requesting his help in providing staff to do an engineering assessment and a similar letter to Alicia Oxley, a Historical Archi tect with the Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation to obtain her views on restoring the lighthouse according to historical data. Meetings will resume after an answer has been forwarded by those entities.In PainDear Editor; was sent to a private clinic for treatment. clinic that if the therapy doesnt work, then ber 2012 the pain was back, and very hot. nurse told me to go back to the private clinic and tell them that it is a continuance of the original problem. as the doctor comes once a month. When the doctor was at the clinic, he wrote out for the doctor visit because my employer The private clinic said that they cant Harbour gives my employer credit because they dont pay their bills. They have a very punished for their lousiness. for the doctor. Sincerely, Matthew Roberts Letters

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February 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 Crime Report Escaped convict captured by police bour Police Station, was happy to an had been apprehended. Dorelus, 23, had escaped police custody the week before, and was wanted by police for questioning in reference to housebreaking, armed robbery and breach of bail conditions. Dorelus, 23, was captured off the S.C. cers laid out an assortment of stolen items hand gun along with one live round of am munition and electronics that were recov ered. happy that the residents can sleep a little more peacefully. Detective Sgt. Farquharson said that after acting on information received that the suspect was seen in a residence off of Housebreaking Abaco, reported that sometime between 7:00am on 21st January, 2013 and 7:00am stole an assorted of mixed currency, and an assortment of jewelry. Police action requested Station are investigating this matter. Assault year old male of Dundas Town, Abaco, reported that sometime around 12:30pm same date while at work, a co-worker known to him assaulted him. Police action requested. Stealing from a Vessel and Trespassing At 2:00am on 27th January, 2013, of years and 9 years of age all of The Mudd, Abaco for stealing and trespassing. These boys were arrested on the premises of a local boat yard located in Dundas Town where they were found in possession of an assortment of stolen items including an con etc. Possession of Unlicensed Firearm and Ammunition (Suspect arrested and charged) At 2:23pm on 31st January, 2013, Ofwent to an abandoned house in Murphy escaped Police custody a week earlier. As ammunition. A number of other stolen items were also recovered from the building. The suspect was arrested and taken to the Marsh Harbour Police Station, where he will be continues. Assault with a Deadly Instrument (Suspect arrested and charged) On Tuesday 29th January 2013 at reported to Marsh Harbour Police Station that sometime around 8:30 a.m. same date, while at a residence in Dundas Town he was approached by a slim, dark skinned, requested. Suspect Arrested At 2:00 pm on 31st January, 2013, Housebreaking (Suspect arrested and charged) year old male came to M.H.P.S. and re ported that sometime between 7:20 a.m. into his house and stole a quantity of food quested. Suspect Arrested At 2:00pm on 31st January, 2013, ter. He was questioned under caution and tinues. Housebreaking (Suspect arrested and charged) On Tuesday 29th January 2013 at M.H.P.S and reported that sometime be in coins, a Polaroid camera and a Costa shades. Police action requested in this mat ter. Suspect Arrested At 2:00pm on 31st January, 2013, ter. He was questioned under caution and tinues. Stealing from a dwelling (Under Investigation) At 12:30pm on 30th January, 2013, a 36 year old male of Dundas Town, Abaco, 12th December, 2012 and 11:30am on 30th stole a refrigerator form his premises. Po lice action requested. Causing Harm (Under Investigation) date while in the Mudd, Abaco, a male known to him only by face, hit him in the face with an unknown object causing inju ries. Police action requested. Causing Harm. (Suspect arrested and charged) On Tuesday 29th January 2013 at Harbour came to M.H.P.S. and reported that a man known to her caused harm to her as a result of an argument they had. Police Action requested. the M.H.P.S. arrested the suspect in this bour, Abaco. He was later charged for the offence. Shopbreaking (Under Investigation) At 9:30am on 9th February, 2013, a land, Abaco, reported that sometime be tween 2:00am and 9:00am on 9th Febru into a local restaurant, and stole cash. Police action requested. ter Possession of Unlicensed shotgun (Suspect arrested and Charged) Abaco Division executed a search warrant on a premise located at Fox Town Abaco arrested after being found in possession of an unlicensed 12 ga. shotgun along with 22 shotgun shells. The accused was charged and is ex pected to be arraigned on 12th February, 2013. Stealing from a Vehicle (Under Investigation) phy Town, Abaco, reported that sometime ruary, 2013, she parked her 1996 Honda of Canada Marsh Harbour and went into she returned to her vehicle some unknown white Samsung Galaxy Cellular Phone and time the key was left inside of the vehicle and the doors were unlocked. Police action requested. ed that he exit the residence. However, Dorelus resisted arrest, and had to be re While in police custody, Dorelus Freeport where he was arraigned on those charges. Turning to the items found in Dorelus possession, Detective Sgt. Farquharson said that it was a serious matter for a criminal to be in possession of a bulletproof vest, and was hopeful that they would not encounter such a situation again. He ended by thanking members of the public for their assistance in locating this suspect, and asked for continued support, so that their combined efforts can result in more good work. Additionally, at the time of Dorelus were able to catch him within the hour. Court in January. Presently, police still need the pub who is wanted for questioning by police rounds and a variety of electronics.

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian February 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 MARCH 2013 Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new power boats 34 ft. mono-hull or 37 or 45 ft. Catamaran Dargavage is the General Manager of to see tremendous growth, said the presi dent. Others in the group agreed with the statement based on their own observations within the industry and anecdotal evidence. rina industry would be a necessary in any nancial impact marinas have. Abaco has more marinas represented bined. is that the government has no system in mas without turning in a visitors card or reporting to any agency where they spent their nights and their money. Business The Police department made a prelen vessels. all but three being recovered. The police speculated that the sharp decrease may be due to the capture and targeting of a core group of individuals who perpetrated the majority of the thefts. ery rate nationwide in 2012. Abaco ben Min. Pinder arrived later in the afwas struck immediately by the fact that many marinas and charter brokers within the country struggle to pay the Treasury We have the money, the group said, Authority to collect. Members recounted a common problem of the person in charge of collection being consistently unavail vacation, recounted one member who re calling multiple times he, unsuccessfully, tried to pay the government. The problem is further complicat ed by the fact that many foreign charter charge yachters the commission but the money never makes it back into the coun try. This is another issue arising from the lack of attention to the marina and yachting One broker told the minister that on owed then to the government. Again, howMOB From Page 1 Port to collect. The Minister discussed options with the group, including moving to electronic payment and other forms of taxation that were easier to monitor, such as a yacht registry. The roundtable discussion ended with within the growing yacht charter industry. Shippings Apprenticeship Programs were deavor.

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February 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 The Cays The Friends of the Environment held auction and live auction entertained padinner. Prime rib, served by the quick was the meal of the evening. The money raised that evening goes towards Friends of the Environments edu Hope Town Reef Ball marks Friends 25th Anniversarycational programs. Attending that evening were people from Hope Town as well as other cays and Marsh Harbour. As they were greeted by volunteers at the entrance of the Hope anniversary of Friends of The Environment. Guests that evening strolled alongside the pool as they looked over silent auction artwork, kayaking trips and many more. pating in the silent auction walked out with incredible items for much cheaper than The live auction occurred over the prime rib dinner. After a brief history and description of Friends programs that benchael Albury (the tenured auctioneer for mic to start the real event of the evening. auction. Please see Reef Page 22

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian February 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 DATE: Friday 2nd March, 2013 7 p.m. CONSTITUTIONAL REFORMCONSTITUTIONAL COMMITTEE PRESENTS A TOWN MEETING ON Light refreshments will be served Come share your views; submit your suggestions & comments on any changes you would like to make to the Constitution of The Bahamas at: By Timothy Roberts ported by local residents and second home owners during a black tie dinner event on January 19. The event, sponsored by the Abaco tenderloin, with complimentary wines and champagnes which were thoroughly enjoyed by the guests of the affair. he continues to do in Hope Town and we him in his endeavors in supporting the lo cal community, and as brand manager of Abaco Inn hosts fundraiser for BASRA him wherever he goes." ed, featuring artwork, wooden shelves, jewelry, a limited edition ceramic table set by artist Kim Rody portraying marine life, a trip to Wimbledon and a new Club Car golf cart were among the prizes. Partici 9pm with bidding closing on at 11pm on January 19. said the turnout, though limited, exceeded nization of volunteers that helps deal with various emergencies as needed. said a special thanks to Tom Hazel and the a great community effort by locals, second home owners, tourists and everyone else. DeCarlo McPhee, Sales Manager for this event and to be able to give back to in a place like Abaco as it is a big boating community. auction greeted guests. The Cays Courtside seats to Wimbledon, sun set cruises, fresh produce and stone crab claws were a few of the great prizes. For each item, Mr. Albury jovially pestered the audience to dig deeper. A request often greeted with $100 raises amongst many friendly competitors. As 10 pm approached dinner guests, and those who purchased special tickets to a small set of songs he got many in the crowd to loosen their ties and move to the brought the house down. Friends will be holding their second 367-2721.Reef From Page 21 to say thank you to Tom for the great job he has done with this event. perately needed because the service that is not something easily replaced. We see the value in that and the need to support an event like this especially for those who volunteer to do this type of work.

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February 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive Shops Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour ..................... 367-2963 Above & Below, Marsh Harbour ................................. 367-0350 Dive Abaco Since1978, Marsh Harbour ..................... 367-2787 Dive Time, Man-O-War................................................365-6235 Froggies, Hope Town ................................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay ...................................... 365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay ....................................... 365-4411 Dive Guana ................................................................ 365-5178 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 ................................... $$$ .................. 367-2158 Curly Tails ............................... $$$ .................. 367-4444 Golden Grouper ........................ $ .................. 367-2301 Island Family Rest ....................... $ .................. 367-3778 Java Coee House ....................... $ .................. 367-5523 Jamies Place ............................. ..$ .................. 367-2880 Junovias......................................$...................367-1271 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 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 ................... $$ .................. 365-4389 Lizard Bar & Grill........................$$...................365-4191 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 Leeward Yacht Club............ 26.........F...........365-4191 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 Fishing 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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February 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 4 FEBRUARY 15th, 2013 Above: Dr. Marian Robertson-Baghel (standing with mic), a Scottish-Canadian educator and a volunteer of Project Read Bahamas, addresses the crowd of educators during the Numeracy and Literacy Workshop on Jan 23. By Canishka Alexander Abaco teachers and administrators attended a Literacy and Numeracy Workshop on Jan.23 at the Faith Convention Center with Makia Gibson, founder and Project Manager from the Yes to Educa tion Foundation. The foundations mission is to grant equal access to quality education for students and teachers. Before introducing the two guest speakers, Gibson asked the participants to be honest and truthful about where they really are because as Dr. Mary Jean Galla gher once said improvement cannot occur where there is not a high tolerance for the truth. Gibson also thanked community partners for their support of the workshop. Dr. Mary Jean Gallagher, assistant deputy minister of Ontario Ministry of Ed ucation, said that they have to ensure that it is important to begin by listening to the voices of students. Essentially, school has to be a place where students realize their greatest potential. Dr. Gallagher said she is privileged to have a research staff that spends their time poring over international research and examining programs all over the world. In students, the research staff discovered that Yes to Education Foundation facilitates Literacy and Numeracy WorkshopPlease see Literacy Page 4 Music Doing Good For more see page 2.

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2013 By Canishka Alexander On Feb. 1 and Feb.2, a group of professional musicians from Music Doing funds for Every Child Counts (ECC) in Hope Town and Marsh Harbour, respec tively. According to Lyn Major, administra tor of ECC, the school provides services for more than 100 children and young peo ple from Abaco with special needs regard Nevertheless, the school is faced with raising a substantial amount of funds each year, and the Music Doing Good Voice of major fundraisers. At Hope Town Harbour Lodge, and beneath the marquee at Great Abaco Beach Hotel, performances were given by the cast of talented singers and musicians as well as ECC students throughout the eve ning. Well-loved, familiar songs that have lasted throughout the ages were sung by members of Music Doing Good along with songs written and sung by individual mem bers. Before the intermission, ECC stu dents sang The Carpenters Sing a Song, and a variation of This Land is Your Land written by Woodie Guthrie. More popular selections followed, but one of the main highlights was the rhythmic Junkanoo performance by the students. Kenneth Gayle, producing director for Music Doing Good, said that the lyr ics in the songs speak to the underlying mission of ECC. Therefore, Music Doing can come together to do good, so they partries through music. One of the wonderful things weve been able to do with ECC is to come back a second year having built a good relation ship with them and to tell parts of their story with the songs we choose, Gayle explained. He said that they had a wonderful night at the Hope Town Lodge the night before with a beautiful crowd in attendance in an outdoor setting. This years theme Voice of the Ocean was inspired by the Abacos. However, Gayle said it was a bit would sing because there were so many songs about the sea or the ocean and what it represents. Now that Music Doing Good has ex ecuted successful concerts for 2012 and 2013, Gayle and the other members are looking forward to working with ECC again. He said it was good to integrate the students into the show because their contri bution is part of the main goal. For Gayle, who was born to a Jamaican father and Panamanian mother, coming to The Baha mas has felt like coming home because of the warmth of the Bahamian people, and the ease of life in the islands. In their performance of Get It To gether written by India Arie Simpson, Charles Carey Jr. was invited onstage to play the drums after they noticed he had been grooving in the audience at their con cert the night before. After one rehearsal, they were impressed by what young Charles had to offer. Next, Pastor Earlyn Baillou announced during the intermission that the Junkanoo Table, which was created by ECC students had been purchased by an anonymous donor. In order to gener ate more funds for the school, the donor challenged others to pay a matching fee of $25,100 to match their $25,000 donation. Thanking those in attendance and the sponsors of the concert was Miss Lyn, prin cipal. She said that some amazing things have taken place at ECC one of them be ing the talented professionals from Music Doing Good who come to visit the school. Miss Lyn said that they also received a do nation over the holidays to begin their vi sion for their Employment Center for older children. She soon asked herself why all these things happen for the school. When I think about what happened tonight, I dont think it was a random chance that these musicians are here with us again. I think that them, and you, and the amazing gift that came our way for our Junkanoo table was included, Miss Lyn observed. I dont know how these things happen, but I think that we are all involved in synchronicity, and the connection all of you and all those who support us is basically an expression of a deep desire and of our common humanity. Each wave no matter how small and how weak and how vulnerable is able to take its own place, and show its own beauty along with those that are more pow erful and strong. I believe that they have demonstrated for us that if you put aside egos, and fears and anxieties and rely on your innate ability, your talents and your God-given gifts that you can just do and miracles will unfold and you can sit back and watch them. I believe weve had mir acles happen at ECC over the years, and I believe they are still happening and that these people are all a part of it. Student Blake Russell, who recently travelled to Italy, also greeted guests at the entrance and was surrounded by his artwork and the masterpieces of ECC stu dents that were a part of the silent auction that was held. The concert closed with the singing of Family and Dream You Become by the Music Doing Good and ECC fami lies.

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2013 By Canishka Alexander According to Principal Huel Moss of S.C. Bootle High School, the school re ceived a brand new, state-of-the-art Public Address (P.A.) System. The system was donated on Feb.5 by the graduating class of 2012. It is customary for graduating class es to donate an item much-needed by the school, and the graduates of 2012 were no different, Mr. Moss said. To this end, Onassis Mcintosh, Devanno Simms and Ie sha Johnson, on behalf of the graduating class, made the presentation to him. "It was their way of saying thank you for all that the school did for them, and that good use be made of the equipment," Mr. Moss explained. He thanked the former students for the kind gesture, and promised that the Public Address System would be well tak en care of, and that they would always be remembered for their kind donation. School & Youth News Former S.C. Bootle students donate public address systemAbove: representatives of the Class of 2012 presenting the P.A. System to the School. From Left: Ms. Curlain Coakley, Homeroom Teacher, Class of 2012 studentsOnassis McIntosh, Devanno Simms and Iesha Cornish, Principal Huel Moss and Lynette Cooper, Homeroom Teacher. St. Francis to Press Release St. Francis de Sales School will exMarch 8, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. on the grounds of St. Francis de Sales School. if you put a low-performing child in a high quality class for three consecutive years, they will outperform the other students. Switching to immigration challenges, Gibson was able to identify with teachers on the island. With the province of Ontario being 40 percent of Canadas 33.6 million peo ple, Ontario has the most populated province. Ontario is also home to 60 percent of Canadas annual immigration. Galla gher pointed out that they have 2.1 million students with 27 percent of them starting school not speaking English or French They come from all over the world: some from families who are educated, some who are refugees from some of the most challenging circumstances, and there are some 12-year-olds who have never seen a school, she empathized. Just like you, we have challenges with individual stu dents who live in poverty, come to school without enough to eat, come from backgrounds with no books or no resources, and have parents who dont know how to show appreciation for education although they care for their childrens future. Like Abaco, Ontario also has chal lenges with a number of very remote schools that the students can only travel to by boat or by airplane. Going back to a high tolerance for truth, Gallagher said openness and honesty is needed to address challenges in education. While she admitted that literacy and numeracy are not the most important as pects of learning, they are fundamental be cause there are children who end up drop ping out of school just because they cant read. She went on to make an interesting using the skill of reading to continue our learning. Learning and teaching in the 21st Literacy From Page 1 century is about literacy and numeracy, which focus on cre ativity and innovation; communica tion; critical thinking and problem solving; and collaboration. Dr. Gallagher paused to ask teachers if they are teaching a classroom or students, and if they would continue teaching from a curriculum even if the children are not learning. She further stated that teach ers do a disservice when we think children in poverty cant learn or think well. In general, students are given boring stuff because we think they are challenged with poverty, language, etc. Every day we put children through pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey exercises, and dont tell them what we want them to learn, she opined. Education is key to solving many things in the world. Gallagher invited teachers to have a out why they choose to teach the way they do and if it works. This, she said, promotes professional dialogue and the devel opment of a professional learning commu nity, which is a regularly scheduled time for teachers to come together and bring student work around the table to talk about how they are going to move the kids forward. There was a concern that teachers are bound to curriculum and that it is what exams are based on. If they move away from that then the kids would potentially fail exams. Gallagher suggested looking for ways to integrate curriculum and using different textbooks. From this moment today, you have the opportunity to change lives, Dr. Gal lagher advised. One-day sessions work if they are the spark that starts a different Meanwhile, Dr. Marian RobertsonBaghel, a Scottish-Canadian educator with 30 years of teaching experience, spoke on Kindergarten to Grade 12: Literacy Strate gies that Work in Closing the Achievement Gaps. As a teacher and educator in literacy development, human development and spe cial education, she talked about the impor tance of literacy and how literacy skills can be applied across various subject areas and in students day-to-day activities. Dr. Robertson-Baghel said that peo ple need to have a whole range of literacy skills and know which skill to use depend ing on the task. The challenge for some teachers has been to look at the curriculum The classroom should be the safest place other than home where kids can make a mistake. Foundation talking to teachers at the Lit eracy and Numeracy Workshop on Jan.23. 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February 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 the process of uncovering facts is more important. Even though we have national exams, she said that if students are taught critical thinking they will pass. One sug gestion she made was to allow students to write to real pen pals or pastors and govto write letters for BJC examinations. about her work as a volunteer at Project Read Bahamas. Throughout the project, she has learned that Bahamian students bring things with them when coming to class like resilience, adaptability, resource fulness, respect for their elders and value placed on their education. Success brings success, so be mindful of how you are interacting with students, Dr. Robertson-Baghel admon ished. The classroom should be the safest place other than home where kids can make a mistake. School & Youth News Numeracy From Page 4 Closing the achievement gaps in literacy and numeracyBy Mirella Santillo The morning session of the Numeracy and Literacy presentation was followed by an afternoon of workshops aimed at dem onstrating the morning tuition. Dr. Mary Jean Gallagher, an Assistant Deputy Minister with the Ontario Ministry of Education offered various solutions for teachers to help students with the understanding of Mathematics. Her ap proach was to awaken the creative thinking and problem solving abilities of students through collaboration and communication. Giving children an opportunity to talk to each other and to participate in problem solving in small group workshops, would allow them to give each other solutions and demonstrate that there are many ways in mathematics to arrive at the same conclusion. This method was illustrated with a video showing several groups of students resolving a problem by different approach es, a system opposite to direct teaching. Even in mathematics, literacy is im portant as each discipline has its own lan guage; so, she said, give kids a chance to use the language of their discipline. To im prove the quality of discourse in mathemat ics class rooms, allow students to engage in discussion; allow the act of questioning; set up a supportive environment; orchestrate discourse and get students to think; get kids to move around in intervals as they have limited attention spans. Mrs. Marian-Robertson-Baghel, an educator from Scottish descent, brought the focus of the teachers in her workshop on dealing with an unfamiliar language. Literacy Instruction that works, she assured, has to be meaningful, culturally sensitive, respectful of the learner and gives voice and control. She offered an analogy between the Scottish students who speak Gaelic at home but perfect English in class to Bahamian Creole. She also demonstrated through sta tistics that poverty is not a factor in perfor mance. She advocated having the students work in groups so the more advanced help the ones who need improvement. She reminded the teachers not to waste time distributing material to the kids, check in the curriculum to see if there are things that are not important and allow time for kids with language issues. She also recommended making the classroom alive by reading aloud, by having students pay attention to titles and cap tions. Children lose interest if they get the same things day after day, she said. A tool to help readers is phonemic awareness or the ability to manipulate sounds and to blend vowels and conso nants. Use cartoons which give a strong meaning with few words and teach stu dents to engage in prior knowledge before they start reading. Monitor comprehension by asking questions. After reading: sumics consists of readers theaters and word walls to be described and analyzed. Mr. Makia Gibson with Yes to Education ended the workshop by reminding teachers about two conferences to be held this year, one in Helsinki, Finland and the other in Toronto, Canada. Tips for Improving Your Reading Reading is one of those skills that can impact all other subjects learned in school. A childs inability to read well can result in a students report card plummeting in just one term. To help your child enhance their reading skills, the following tips should be considered: 1) Determine the reason you are reading a book. 2) Highlight the main idea and make notes as you read. 3) Look up unfamiliar words and record them in your individual vocabulary book. 4) Review the information read to help you remember the new information. 5) Record and alphabetize the information 6) When reading with a study partner, ask each other questions covering the ques tions-who, what, where, when, how and why? Reading is a crucial skill for a child to have because without it, your child will only live half of an existence. As an Adult hand the challenges adult non-readers have and it is not a life you want for your child. Therefore, I encourage parents to make a commitment to read a book to or with your child every day and seek appropriate help if you have a child who struggles with read ing. It will be one of the best investments you can make in your childs life.

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2013 en-GBRon-Paul Cabinets Plusen-GBVisit our Showroom Located en-GB Opposite the old Lowes Pharmacyen-GBOwners: Ronnie & Pauline Robertsen-GBPhone: (242) 367-0546 en-GBen-GBTwin Reg Mattress & en-GB Box Spring en-GB$290en-GB Full Reg Mattress &en-GB Box Spring en-GB$360en-GB Queen Reg Mattress &en-GB Box Spring en-GB$400en-GB Queen Orthopedic en-GB Mattress & Box Spring en-GB$450en-GB King Orthopedic en-GB Mattress & Box Spring en-GB$660en-GB Serta Queen Pillow Top en-GB Mattress en-GB$440 en-GBen-GB en-GB en-GB en-GB en-GB en-GBSPECIALen-GB Adirondack en-GBChairs withen-GB Ottoman en-GB$230 Toddler en-GBBeds en-GBCarpet &en-GB Padding School & Youth News Competition at the Grade Five Spelling Bee was very stiff on Friday February 1, 2013. The event was held at St. An drews Methodist Hall in Dundas Town and began at 10am. Parents and well-wishers were out in large numbers to support their loved ones. Twenty-six students took part in the Spelling Bee which lasted for almost three hours. After the students exhausted the seen-list words, they were given unseen three spellers were named. In third place was Selena Saunders of Central Abaco Primary School, in second place was Rayvyn McKinney of Amy Rob erts Primary School and the winner, all the way from the southern settlement of Cross ing Rocks, was Deshawn McKinney of Crossing Rocks Primary School. His coach was Principal Simmone Pinder. The Honours Convocation was held at Long Bay School on Wednesday evening January 30 at 6:30pm to honour the accom plishments of the students from the 20112012 academic year. The speaker for the event was Principal Jacqueline Collie who gave a motivational speech to the students and an overview of the accomplishments for last school year. There were thirty-four students who made the honor roll during that year. She stated that these industrious students are not here because the road to success was smooth and unchallenging, but because they kept their eyes on the prize of becoming an honour student. She and the staff saluted them. The top students for each grade level were: Brianna PubienGrade 1, Hillary Demasthene-Grade 2, Breunna Aranha-Grade 3, Jaheem SmithGrade 4, Samuel Collie-Grade 5, Duane Johnson-Grade 6, Ashton Laroda-Grade 7, Giovanni Morris-Grade 8, Mikinchina Etienne -Grade 9, Antonio Roldan-Grade 10, Aleisha Gomez-Grade 11 and Cicely Gomez-Grade 12. The honour students were: Zion Dieuville, Damis Gelin, Keishawn Moult rie and Brianna Pubien-Grade 1; Hillary Above: the top students for each grade level at Long Bay School. Bianna Pubien gr. 1, Hillary Demasthene gr. 2, Brunna Aranha gr. 3, Jaheem Smith gr. 4, Samuel Collie gr. Abaco student honoured as top foreign student at Palm Beach Atlantic Taj Anderson is being honored this year for his high academic accomplish ments at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He has maintained a 4.0 GPA since he started at the University and will be graduating in May 2013 after only three years. He is also being honoured by the Who is Who among Colleges and Uni versities in America Program for being the top foreign student at the University. This is a very prestigious honour awarded annually. Who is Who among Students is one of the most highly regarded and longstanding honors program in the United States and is respected by colleges and their administrators. As a result of his ac complishments, he has many scholarship options to consider as he seeks to further his education as a physician. Crossing Rocks wins Grade 5 Spelling BeeDeshawn McKinney took top place at the Grade Five Spelling Bee held on Feb 1. Left to right: Deshawn McKinney (1st), Selena Saunders and Rayvyn McKinney.Honours Convocation held at Long Bay SchoolDemasthene, Shania Gedeon, Patranique Huyler, Roziah Joseph, Jamiah Julmast Tyriq Lightbourn and Aaliyah ThervilGrade 2; Breunna Aranha and Daphny DHaiti-Grade 3; Alexander Joseph, Dernardo Mcdonald, Jaheem Smith, Marcus Davis, Nixon Louis, Racque McIntosh, Alyssa Bertha and Kisha McKenzie-Grade 4; Blaine Altidor, Samuel Collie and Du rene Etienne; Tierra Bethel, Tanesha Gelin, Randia Hield, Latoya Louis, Jean D;Haiti and Duane Johnson-Grade 6; Ashton Laroda-Grade 7, Giovanni MorrisGrade 8, Mikinchina Etienne-Grade 9, Antonio Roldan and Javara McIntosh-Grade 10, and Ashley Aranha, Aleisha Gomez and Toniska Russell-Grade 11. The students received medals, trolevel of achievement. Local students receive special testing assistance Receiving an education can give a pride. However, some students have dif developmental challenges. On the island of From Monday, February 3 to Friday, February 8, 2013, two employees from Special Services of the Ministry of Educa tion were on Abaco to help some students with those challenges. Sterling Gardiner and Lacoya Johnson began their testing at Abaco Central High on Monday morning then travelled to other schools across Aba co in an effort to support teachers in their endeavors to teach their students. Since the services are provided by the Ministry of Education, the services were Please see testing Page 7

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February 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 Man-O-War HardwareNon-Corrosive HardwareAn Extensive Selection of Brass, Stainless & MonelBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel BoltsStainless Steel Hurricane Clips#1 LumberPlain & Pressure TreatedPine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyInterior, Exterior & MarinePLYWOOD For quotes or information Call Walter Sweeting l Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, BahamasPh: (242) 365-6011 l Fax (242) 365-6039 Student of the Year Nominees 2013 Iziah Newbold: Eleven year old Iziah Newbold is the head boy at Central Abaco Primary School. He was a curious and smart boy from his toddler days; always asking lots of questions. His parents and grandfather saw this inquisitiveness as a sign of strength and did their best to answer all of his questions. Iziah has performed excel lent work at all of the schools he attended and was honoured by the district for being the top student in Grades 1 and 2 while at St. Francis de Sales. In Grade 4, he became a student of Central Abaco Primary where he refo cused himself and became an A student overall. In Grade 4 he made vice princi pals list and in Grade 5 principals list. Iziah proved to be a leader among his peers and was given the responsibility of school prefect in Grades 5 and 6. Iziah is a very active member of Lat terrain Church where is sings in the youth praise team, attends Sunday school and is heavily involved in youth ministry. He is the oldest child of Kermit and Tanna New bold. Reagan Roberts: Reagan Roberts was born on March 28, 2002. He is a student of Amy Roberts Primary School and the child of Chris topher and Pamela Roberts. He lives on Green Turtle Cay Abaco. He enjoys painting, sketching, play ing pickle ball, football and baseball. He plans to become a professional football and baseball player but will pursue a career as a lawyer upon graduating high school. Makayla Roberts: Makayla Roberts is wonderfully unique. At the age of 11, she does not fol low the crowd or seek the approval of oth her eyes set on Christ. She is extremely passionate about her school work, art, music, animals, photography, the environ ment, swimming and serving others. At Man-O-War Primary school, Makayla is a school prefect and sets the bar high for the rest of the students. She leads by example in appearance, character and in her studies. Makayla has played an intricate part throughout the years partici pating in Science Fairs, Art Competitions and Spelling Bees. She is always respectful to other students and her teachers. She is active in her church and par ticipates in many community projects. She was among a group of volunteers who painted the Youth Center last year. She is a member of the swim team and sailing club on Man-O-War. Makayla travels during the summer as a volunteer to other islands for Vacation Bible School. Samuel Isaac Collie: Samuel Isaac Collie, age 10, is in grade six at Long Bay School and has been nominated for The Bahamas Primary School for student of the year. Like his older brother he aspires to become a medi cal doctor. He loves swimming, basketball, and ers Club at his church where he has been a member for numerous years. He holds the title of Champion in the club. His hobbies are building Legos and Technics. His favorite subjects are Math ematics, Science and Creative Writing. His favorite dish is grits, scrambled eggs and cheese. His parents are Isaac and Jacqueline Collie. Bethany Higgs: Bethany Higgs is the top Grade 6 stu dent at Agape Christian School for 2013. She has one brother, Benjamin and is the daughter of Robbie & Julie Higgs. She is the granddaughter of Bobbie and Nancy Higgs of Marsh Harbour and David and Marjorie Johnson of Minnesota. The school family of Agape Christian School and the school board are all ecstatic to have Bethany represent them at the Ba hamas Primary School Student of the Year Awards program this year. She is an excellent student and leader. Finally, the congregation and lead ership of Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel congratulates the Higgs family and cheer Bethany on for her accomplishments. School & Youth News testing From Page 6 made available to public school students. However, on the island of Abaco due to the unique working dynamics between the testing is also afforded to them as the need arises. Some of the tests given were to as sess academic needs such as reading, writ ing, spelling, and math, ADHD, Autism, and dyslexia. All tests will be scored by the team then results returned to the superintendent before being sent to the schools. Once the results are received, teach ers will have a better idea of how to help their students learn. The testing assistance was organized by Dr. Lenora Black of the Seventeen students from grades 6 to 8 took part in the District Spelling Bee held at St. Andrews Methodist Church Hall in Dundas Town on Friday morning February 8 at 10am. The winner of this event will join other stellar spellers from across the Bahamas to compete for the coveted title of National Spelling Bee Champion. Once the competition began, it was rounds were spent on the Seen List followed by a spell off between Forest Heights and Agape Christian School for third place from the Unseen List. Once this round ended, the top two spellers, from Agape Christian School and St. Francis de Sales, second place which was done very quickly without complications. In third place was Kiara White a Grade 6 student from Agape Christian School. In second place was Habriyah Mc Intosh also from Agape Christian School and the winner, a Grade 8 student from St. Francis de Sales School, was Lachelle Lightbourn. The winner was a poised speller from the outset and showed no fear, doubt or concern about any word given. Congratu lations were extended to the winner and her school family for a job well done. They wish her all of the best as she prepares to travel to New Providence for the National Spelling Bee on March 24. Her coach is Hazel Lorene. The cer Felemease Sawyer. The judges were Samantha V. Evans (head judge), Valarie Dean, Melissa Hardy-Newbold, and Lauren Riviere.St. Francis student wins district spelling bee Above: the three spellers who won the District Spelling Bee. Lachelle Lightbourn, of St. Francis, won overall and will represent Abaco in the National Spelling Bee. Left to right: Lachelle Lightbourn, Habriyah McIntosh and Kiara White.

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2013 SportsAbove: Malcolm Spicer posing with his Cacique Award in the Sports, Leisure Awards ceremony on January 27. By Canishka Alexander Malcolm Spicer was awarded the Cacique Award in the Sports, Leisure & Events Category at the 15th Cacique Awards ceremony on January 27 at the Rainforest Theater in Nassau. Spicer sur Ebbie" David from Bimini and Andra Charles Fish from Andros to win Tour isms highest honour.Malcolm Spicer secures Cacique Award for Abaco Spicer was nominated for his hosting of the Little League International World Series Regional Tournament, and the 18th Caribbean Cup and the 5th Americas Cups of Darts on Abaco. the Cacique Awards, Spicer said it was an honour to receive such an award. He said: It is a satisfying feeling after all of the work you do for at least somebody to recognize you. There are so many people in the community who de serve recognition for what they do because they basically give their spare time and much more than that, and they dont get recognition. The event was surprisingly a bit nerve-wracking for Spicer because of all television cameras everywhere. Plus, there was the uncertainty of not knowing if he was going to win. out the good news. We had a bunch of Abaco people there, and they were all jumping up, and screaming and shouting, but that was fun, he quipped. I had to go up and give a speech, so that all went well. up there was that this is for Abaco because our country depends so much on tourism. ism portfolio that can work like Sports Tourism, its an ideal thing. You dont theyre already coming here to do some thing. He said that based on the international events that have been hosted on Abaco, the island has shown that we can succeed at sports tourism providing we have the infra structure. Meanwhile, Spicer said he has requested land from the government for a They dont need to provide the in frastructure all they have to do is provide the land because we have the business community and the sporting community here willing to work together, Spicer expressed. Community and government working together is superb as you saw with the ballparks. Added to that, Spicer said that we have the best place to come to and relax, which is part of the reason he likes the Out Islands. He also thanked the Abaco commu nity for the warm welcome and congratula tory remarks he received upon his return home. Spicer was also delighted to hear from longtime friends and students. Its a feeling of satisfaction really. Its a bit like teaching when you do some thing like this, you get satisfaction its your students make it, you know, so you get the same satisfaction when you see sports events and things being carried out success fully because the things we do help the youth, and they provide facilities for the youth afterwards. In addition to Spicers win, the Min istry of Tourism also applauded Dave and Phoebe Gale of Hope Town, who were announced as early winners of the Clem ent T. Maynard Lifetime Achievement in two categories Human Resources Development Category and Sustainable Tourism Category for her exceptional work with the Reef Etiquette Brochure. Remaining Cacique nominations for Abaco included: Neville "Archie" Symonette Minister's Award; Friends of the Environment Sustainable Tourism; Al bury's Ferry Transportation; Victor Russell Life Time Achievement Award; and Dave and Kathy Ralph Creative Writing. thing I said when I went up there was that this is for Abaco because our country depends so much on tourism.

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February 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 Sports Press Release kicked-off its 40th anniversary celebration images of the people and events that made the Series memorable. According to Al Behrendt, BBC president, There are over that will transport viewers on a trip down memory lane in any decade they select. Many of the images were digitized from old black and white photographs, nega tackle of the 1970s and those of the last decade, Behrendt added. Publishing the promotions designed to call attention to the ment series. The Championship has its origin with a group of dedicated anglers who, while Bahamas, started an informal competition among themselves in 1968 to determine the 'Bahamas Champion'. In 1973, the com petition formally became the 'Bahamas structured form. The BBC has maintained a consecutive annual schedule that has in cluded as many as six tournaments cover ing Bimini, the Berry Islands, the Abacos, Above: Southern Comfort releases a blue marlin during the 2012 BBC.BBC kicks-off 40th anniversary with pictorial yearbooks Cat Cay, Paradise Island, Eleuthera and Great Exuma. In 1979, Sam Jennings of Miami, Florida attracted the attention of anglers around the world when he set a Bahamas blue marlin record catching a 1,060.5 pound blue during the BBC's Bimini Sum mer Blue Marlin Tournament. Jennings' record withstood the test of time until June 2011 when Bahamian, Dave Albury caught a 1,119 pound blue marlin during the BBC's Treasure Cay Championship. The BBCs popularity among anglers and crews is attributable to several factors including the fact that the Championship tournaments are governed by a uniform set of rules. Time and date stamped digital im ages are used by the BBC judges to verify pioneered by the BBC to aid in the conservation of the target species. Anglers can tive points determining the overall Bahaparticipating anglers monitors the wishes and the desires of the anglers regarding rule changes and tournament locations. ships 40th anniversary celebration will culminate at the Marsh Harbour Champi 2013 season. We are inviting past BBC a great tournament, renew old acquain tances and enjoy a week-long celebration, said Behrendt. Our goal is to have a 40th Reunion for all past BBC participants. For the very latest BBC information, updates on the 40th anniversary celebration or to view the pictorial yearbooks, Blasts from the Past 40 Years, visit the BBC web Championship Registration40th Anniversary Schedule April 14th 19th Orchid Bay Yacht Club & Marina May 5th 10th Romora Bay Club & Resort May 26th May 31st Treasure Cay Resort & Marina June 9th 14th Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour Ma rina MP Curry brings remarks at Little League season opener Sporting complex to develop talent of Abaco On the afternoon of February 2, the Little League season was opened at the bers were dressed in their team colours, all ready to play ball which lasted well into the night. Before the games began, a brief opening ceremony was held at which time several persons spoke one of whom was Renardo Curry, Member of Parliament for North Abaco. Mr. Curry congratulated the league for their accomplishments so far and for making it to their fourth season. He stat ed that sports and youth development are important and the Government of The Ba hamas is committed to pushing the youth through sports. He encouraged the parents to continue to push their children as well. By being a part of Little League, these youth learn many lessons that can get them scholarships. To do this, the league has to extend their games to the high school level. In the coming years, Mr. Curry noted that other sports clubs will be coming on stream and more will develop once the sporting complex is built. This sporting complex will house all sports under one roof and be done through partnership with the private sector. Please see Little Page 10

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2013 SportsAlso making comments was Ishmael Morley, who congratulated the League for their accomplishments and for start ing a new season and George Mills, the brain behind Little League, for being the vibrant, consistent body of six teams they have today. Mills thanked the parents and supporters for always being there to ensure that the games go off without a hitch. However, he noted that more support and donations are needed. In May 2013, he explained, they will be hosting another tournament on the island so they will need sponsors for that and he plans to take the players to Freeport for National again; support. Mills explained that his involvement in this sport is a labour of love as it gives the kids of Abaco something positive to do on the weekend while they learn a sport. Bert Sawyer who pitched the ball to his grand-son Dillon Albury. Two games were played that evening. The 9 to 10 year olds played and North Abaco defeated Central Abaco 17 to 2 and the over 11 year olds played and North Abaco defeated Central Abaco 6 to 1. Little From Page 9 Press Release In November Miller Albury travelled to Freeport to swim in the FAC Northern Bahamas Championships, winning the overall highpoint award in his division. the season and was very pleased with his accomplishment. He said I went to Free port with the goal to win the High Point in my division, and am happy to have achieved this. He recently travelled to Nassau in early January to swim in another meet where he improved most of his personal best times. Over the next few weeks he continues special training and participat ing in various other swim meets in Nassau in order to be considered for the Bahamas National Swim Team for the second year. Miller says Being a part of the Na tional Swimming Team last year was so exciting. Now I am in a more competitive age group, and need to work much harder to be considered for the Team again this year. It will be hard work, but I like the challenge. Miller currently attends Forest Heights Academy, and is hoping to attend school in the United States next year and continue his swimming career.Young Abaconian sees continued success in swimmingAbove: Miller Albury, who swam in Free port in November and won the High Point trophy for his age group, being presented his trophy by Mancer Roberts, the Baha Nasssau. Miller is a member of the Abaco Swim Club whose volunteers focus on teaching young swimmers the basics as well as training more advance swimmers to reach the next level. Basketball Camp provides opportunities to excelBy Vernique Russell The Treasure Cay Sporting Club is back on track with basketball. The yearlyhosted basketball camp is now ready to go once again. Coach Godfrey Rolle is calling all young boys and teenagers in the Treasure Cay area to come and be a part of the club. The club is an excellent way for children to interact and socialize but more importantly build character skills. The club also provides scholarship for the boys, giving them the opportunity to attend schools off the island and further their basketball skills and education skills. Quite a few young men in the area have already received scholarships and were afford the privilege to excel both aca demically and athletically. The club meets weekly on Saturday mornings at 10am and Sunday evenings at 3pm. The club also has a girls team which practices on Saturday evenings at 4pm. An invitation is also extended to the young ladies of the community to come and join. Agape Eagles live up to the hypeAbove: an ACH junior player dribbles across the court. By Mirella Santillo The Championship games marking the end of the high school basketball sea son took place on the evening of Saturday, February 9 at Grace Gymnasium between Agape Christian Schools Eagles and Aba co Central High Schools Marlins, both in the junior and senior division. The Eagles won in both categories, defeating ACHS Junior team 34 to 31 and the senior team 57 to 32. The two teams were left after one month of elimination games held weekly before Christmas and a determining jambo ree between the four remaining teams: the Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Schools Tornadoes, the SC Bootle High Schools Dynamic Dolphins, the Abaco Central High Schools Marlins and the Agape Christian Schools Eagles held on February 2. The Tornadoes and the Dynamic Dolphins were eliminated. The junior championship game was a tight one with the Marlins slightly ahead Eagles regrouped their forces in the last two quarters to reach victory by a small margin. The MVPs in the game were Davante Moxey, Omar McKenzie and Chris Smith for the Eagles and Bradley Altidor for the Marlins. However, in the senior division, the Marlins did not have a chance this year. They were dominated from the very begin ning by the fast game of the Eagles, in spite of the good effort of Dante Henchell and Tyrone Davis. The MVPs for the Eagles were Jaron Cornish and Godfrey Rolle. The Eagles will travel to Nassau dur ing the weekend of February 22-23 to participate in the Hugh Campbell Basketball Tournament.

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2013 By Canishka AlexanderColon Curry, leader of the Spring City Rockers, and his members hit the streets on Jan. 18 to raise funds for their Junkanoo group. According to Curry, it History & Heritage Junkanoo groups overcome challenges to bring culture to the people equate funds, so a few of the choreogra to ask the community for their assistance. With a 200-strong membership, the Spring City Rockers spent close to $42,000 for last years BTC Love Rush Parade. Complicating matters, their Junkanoo Shack was destroyed during Hurricane Irene and is still not fully repaired. So far, the framing is up, but the group still needs 90 sheets of plywood to close up the struc ture, so funds are needed continuously. Meantime, the members were mak and banner while working under cramped conditions. Group members have had to design their costumes at home, and even Currys home resembles a makeshift Junk anoo Shack. Thats what we have to do now in order to bring the culture to the people, Curry explained. This is a self-help project from the young girls out of our choreo graph section to help defray the costs for their costumes in order to be ready. Its an expensive venture, and you have to love it to stick with it; you get nothing out of it but satisfaction knowing that you can spread Junkanoo and its cul ture to keep it alive. Curry said their intent was to meet what the publics response would be because the response from corporate Abaco has declined within the past year. Curry added that supporters can see where their money is going based on their costume and presentation during the parade. Grateful to those who have already shown their sup port, he said the Spring City Rockers will execute a successful parade through lots of hard work. Support our Culture Above: Members of the Spring City Rockers asking the public for assistance for the upcoming BTC Love Rush Parade. Above: a vibrant display of colour by the Spring City Rockers at the recent Junkanoo formers upwards of $2,000. Please see Junkanoo Page 13

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February 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 Exclusive Abaco Island Estate 1 hour from Florida, private island with house & guest cottage. Own your dream home, retire in Paradise, Marsh Harbour, Bahamas www.BahamasIslandHome.com 2.62 acres on Sugarloaf cay 3230 sq. ft. interior, w/ 1500 of porches Guest Cottage, 1073 sq. ft. 2/1 Fully furnished including all electronics, appliances, decor in both houses 2 boats: 19 Boston Whaler, 22 Glacier Bay 30,000 gallons of fresh water cistern Back up water line from mainland 25 ft. Elevation on rock with concrete foundation Storm/security shutters Interior construction is all wood not drywall Dock with boat hoist Located in the HUB of Abaco They also plan to defend their cham pionship title. It will be very exciting, and the committee has lots of surprises for the pub lic, Curry promised. Were just hoping that corporate Abaco and individuals can support their group in their neighbourhood and support Junkanoo on the whole. History & Heritage Junkanoo From Page 12 Like the Spring City Rockers, the Treasure Cay Explorers Junkanoo group has also faced similar challenges leading up to the Love Rush Parade. Formed in 2009, the Explorers is a small communitybased group that encompasses members from Treasure Cay, Coopers Town and other North Abaco settlements. According to Noel St. Claude, Ex plorers Leader, the group actually started at Treasure Cay Primary School with himself, Veronica Henderson, and Vito Russell as founding members interested in teaching the community about our culture. He still teaches Junkanoo at the primary school. Because of the two big parades in Nassau over the holidays, one in Grand Bahama, and now the Love Rush Parade this month, the Explorers main problem what the other groups in Nassau have as far as rods or cardboard that they can use. The other challenge with materials is that things can get very costly. For ex ample, St. Claude said one sousaphone can cost between $3,000 to $6,000; a trum pet: $400-$600; trombone: $675; baritone horn: $816; drums: $200; costumes: $275; bass drums: $150; tom-tom drums: $275; cowbells: $275; decorations: $5,430. Smaller items like glitter costs $12; and dusters:$20; and that is not including other felt, crepe paper, cardboard; studs, nagorie feathers, staples, masking tape, con tact to bind costumes, bamboo for extra enhancement to costumes, sound systems, speakers, and lighting for the banner. With the lighting alone running them into $700, St. Claude said no Junkanoo group can spend less than $30,000 to pull off a decent parade on the Family Islands. Dispelling the myth that costumes come from Nassau, St. Claude assured that the costumes are made by his members. To purchase an already-made costume is not cheap. You would have to pay $1,800 to $3,000 for the costume, he said, and groups charge $600 to $800 for a rental. Generally, a choreogra generates the least cost at $350; a drum costs $800; for the beller: $4,000; and for the banner: $8,000 for material and labour. St. Claude said there is also a miscon ception that because they are the Treasure Cay Explorers, they are a wealthy group. He revealed that the group was formed and started from a $25,000 bank loan that he borrowed from the bank, and fortunately, a few of the second homeowners have come on board to assist them. However, rally midable task when you consider that the parade is a whopping $48,000 in costs for the group. A lot of the costs are covered out-ofpocket by St. Claude and his colleagues and by second homeowners. Despite the Explorers challenges, though, the com Competition promises to be stiff again this year during Love Rush 2013. Please see Junkanoo Page 14 We dont want anyone to come to Abaco and say: Is this what we came here for? We want to have Junkanoo on the level as Nassau... they can say Wow, you see that? Man, I feel like I on Bay Street.

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2013 History & Heritage munity has a lot to look forward to for the Love Rush parade. Again, St. Claude em phasized that preparation for a Junkanoo parade calls for a lot of money, time and energy. They also have to consider elec tricity and food. If they had to pay for labour, those costs would amount to $400 to $500 a week per worker. Even the big groups in Nassau have struggles. If people knew how much it is to pull off a Junkanoo parade they would be amazed sometimes my costume alone runs me in into $4,000. Its a struggle, but you know, were still trying to make it happen, St. Claude said. Because the community is so small, I have to bring in a few of my family members from Nassau to help. Right now we need an extra $20,000 for what we want to do because we want to do something different, something new, and something refreshing for Abaco. So you can imagine, we take pride in our cos tumes [and] we like to look good, you know, we like to represent. We want to have the best music; we want to have the best of everything. We dont want anyone to come here for? We want to have Junkanoo on the level as Nassau, so when the Minister [of Youth, Sports and Culture] or a dif ferent group comes down they can say Bay Street. His appeal to the community was to stop by the Explorers Junkanoo shack and help or buy a case of water or sodas or products that they need. I can tell you we dont get anything Junkanoo From Page 13 for it; we barely get a thank you, but its to make Abaco better, the community better, and to teach the culture to the whole com munitythe tourists, everybody. At the end will be buying out the stores. hold one, he said. Instead, they have asked each person for $10, $20, $50 whatever they can give to assist because he recoggive thousands of dollars to them. St. Claude observed that if individu als can come and give something, it would they have an executive board in place, and all funds go directly into the Treasure Cay Explorers account. Additionally, no cheques are written without invoices. With the Love Rush Parade, just a week away, his hope is that business community and the community as a whole gets involved, so that they can see the time, money and resources that are being put into the parade. Even beyond the parade, Junkanoo doesnt stop there. St. Claude said it has al lowed him to travel all over the world. One year he travelled to the United States, and he has already been to China, New York and Africa all courtesy of Junkanoo. It takes you all over the world and its putting The Bahamas on the map because Ive been to Carnival and all the dif ferent things. Trust me aint nothing like Junkanoo. As for those who believe that there are malevolent undertones to the cultural event, St. Claude had something to say about that as well. Anybody can take a piece of cloth or satin and make something out of it, but can you grab a piece of cardboard and make something out of it that looks the same? Get involved and see what its all about, he encouraged. Some people have said its worshipping the devil. This is art, and its art at its best. If a painter can grab a paintbrush and make a painting on a can vas, and its called art, why when I make The Lucayan Taino new edition to premier at The Sand Dollar ShoppePress Release The Lucayan Taino: First People of The Bahamas, a new edition of Sandra Riley's novella The Lucayans, illustrated with spectacular paintings by Bahamian artist Alton Lowe, is now available. Beau tifully redesigned by Frank Wendeln, the new edition has been enriched by recent research and additional paintings. Wendeln worked with the artist to insure that the vi brant colors of his paintings are faithfully reproduced in this stunning new edition. Included with the book is a special DVD: FULL CIRCLE: A TAINO STORY, by Travis Neff. Sandra Riley's novella, richly illus trated by Bahamian artist Alton Lowe's well researched paintings, provides a lov ing and rare view of the inhabitants of the Bahamas who greeted Columbus. The Lucayan Taino, with no written language, only simple tools and a complex religion, were considered primitive by their socalled discoverers. Within forty years, through enslavement, disease, murder and suicide, the people were in danger of ex tinction. On October 12, 1492, Cristobal Colon (Columbus), landed on Guanahani, an island in the present day Bahamas, and claimed it for Spain, naming it San Salva dor. Columbus, seeking a faster route to the East Indies, had discovered unexplored lands. Instead of the great wealth he was anticipating, he found a peaceful people whose fortune was the bounty of the land and sea, and whose religion depended not on coercion, but on a single creator, and much like the ancient Greeks, named the aspects of natural forces. "Historians undertake to arrange sequences, called stories or histories, as suming in silence a relation of cause and effect," wrote American historian Henry Adams. While Riley's novella is not a scholarly work, intensive research by her, and Bahamian painter Alton Lowe, relate an engaging story that mines the academic works on the Lucayans such as Bartolome de Las Casas, a contemporary Spanish his torian who wrote about the devastation of the Taino and Ramon Pane, who recorded their stories. Myths are the last thing people forget. The book also contains a glossary of Taino words, giving important insight into their culture, and a new bibli ography has been added. Included with The Lucayan Taino: First People of The Bahamas is a DVD of CIRCLE: A TAINO STORY. Based on ploration of the Lucayan Taino. cator and Taino ceremonialist Miguel Sobaoko Koromo Sague said, "It is not just another story about the extinction of the Taino, This dramatic piece tells the story of a people's love for each other and for their land, and how that love transcended conquest and environmental destruction." Sandra Riley is a historian, play wright, director, teacher and a passionate scholar. Her book Homeward Bound: A History of the Bahamas to 1850 is consid also written all the plaques for the Memori al Sculpture Garden, (a Bahamas National Monument) on Green Turtle Cay, Abaco. Her novels The Lucayans and Sisters of the Sea: Anne Bonny and Mary Read Pirates of the Caribbean resulted from her research on the pre-Columbian people of The Bahamas and the Great Age of Piracy. She assisted in the excavations of the Car leton Loyalist settlement on Abaco and the Miami Circle, downtown Miami. Riley holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Michigan and has directed over 80 plays for high school, community and professional theatres in South Florida, the Bahamas and Japan. section for the International Baccalaure ate program at Coral Gables Sr. High for which the city of Coral Gables recognized her in 1994. In 2000, with the premiere in GTC of her play Miss Ruby came the idea pany Crystal Parrot Players. Matt Lowe and Mariah Brown, solo plays based on and premiered in Florida. The three plays are published as the Bahamas Trilogy. Full her novella, The Lucayans and stage play Paradise Now, premiered in Miami in Mi ami, 2008. Mariah Brown premiered in the Bahamas at the 2011 Shakespeare in Para dise Festival in Nassau. Alton Lowe is a seventh-generation Abaconian born on Green Turtle Cay. A Bahamian national treasure, he is Green Turtle Cay's artist-in-residence. Educated in art in Miami and New York City, Mr. Lowe continues to maintain his principal It takes you all over the world and its putting The Bahamas on the map because Ive been to Carnival and all the different things. Trust me aint nothing like Junkanoo.it out of cardboard, and I use the same in struments that everybody else is using, its of the devil? St. Claude concluded: Theres noth ing greater than Junkanoo that I have found that brings people together. People can be as its time to get your costume, we forget come one: one purpose, one cause. Please see Lucayan Page 17

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Have at least a Bachelor's Degree in Education from a recognized College or University. 4. Be willing to participate in extra-curricular programmes. 5. Be a person of personal and professional integrity.The deadline for applications is February 28, 2013. All appli cants can submit their resumes via email to angelsacademy@angelsacademyabaco.com Jan 15 Crossword AnswersAcross 1. ZODIACThe 12 of these are studied in astrology. 3. REACH(Slang) We done ____; To arrive 8. DEFINITIONBy its very ___ 10. BRASSYou'll find the tuba in this section. 12. JAMSpreadable made with fruits. 14. PROPERTYConcept of what's mine is mine and what's yours is yours. 15.GALLEYWhere food is prepared on a ship. 18. WADDLEWhen a duck can't fly or swim it must _______. Down 2. CONSTITUTIONAL_________ monarchy; Bahamian style of government. 4.AUSTRALIAThe Down Under. 5.DWINDLETo slowly shrink. 6.BAITGood luck catching anything without ______. 7.MAJORITY__________ Rule, Celebrated January 10. 9.ETERNITYForever. 11.WOOLFool someone by pulling this over their eyes. 13.MIGHTYHigh and _______. 16.LOVEJoy, Peace and ______, the greatest of these. 17.SALADINRichard the Lionheart's opponent. Across 1. Bob White. 2. The Lucayan was a subset of these indigenous people. 5. Central / South Abaco Junkanoo Group. 7. This 47 inch beast was recently caught off of Grand Cay, Abaco. 8. This critical component has been compromised in Abaco, LEACHING pollutants into the water table for months. 10. Minister in charge of housing and environment. BBC. 16. Are these fruits or vegetables? 17. This Market wont leave you itching, despite its name. 18. North Abaco Junkanoo Group. Down 1. A hack doctor. 3. Everybody has one. 4. Bahamas superbowl ad. 6. This organization recently denied Cable Bahamas rate hike. 9. The A in A / V. 11. Elastic export of India. 12. The Music Doing Good group school. 13. This social media platform is for the birds. 14. Abaco recently brought home a gold trophy for this nationally played sport. 15. This lumbering, lovable visitor now lives at Dolphin Cay. Consider this a formal apology to our avid Crossword enthusiasts. Last issue (Feb 1) Call us 367-3200 or email AbaconianNews@gmail.com for details.

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2013 Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open 7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm F riday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 Church News New ministry serves North AbacoBy Vernique Russell Women at the Well Ministries Inter national are the newest kid-on-the-block offering religiously orientated services in North Abaco. This church is located in the Murphy Town area just off of Forest Drive in a white duplex. Their worship opportunities schedule includes Sunday School at 10 am, Divine Worship Service at 11 am and 7 pm on Sunday. Prayer meetings are held at 7pm on Monday and midweek Bible Study is Wednesday at 7pm. The host pastor of the Ministry is churchs goal to reach the lost and hurt ing in the community and to bring hope and healing to the downtrodden in the com munity. Built on the belief that God is the same God yesterday today and forever; the ministry is seeking to show forth His glory. The Bible declares that signs should follow them that believe, and their ministry is chasing those signs. They are tired of church-as-normal and are ready for God to manifest His power like never before through healing and deliverance and the performance of miracles. The church is non-denomina tional and is open to all who believe in the power of the Most High God. A special invitation is extended to the general public to come and worship at Weapon of Power Ministry International. For further information, interested persons can contact 365-8834. Service of celebration touches North Abaco churchesBy Vernique Russell The Baptist churches in North Abaco during the week of January 28 to February 1. The services were held throughout the North Abaco communities. The services began on Sunday and Town. Then they traveled to the Unity Baptist Church in Treasure Cay for another vices at Zion Baptist, Murphy Town. The goal of the revival services was to provide fellow believers an opportunity to seek a fresh touch from the Master. The services were well attended and people came in hungry and thirsty for the touch. The revival also provided an opportunity for the church to unite as a corporate body and tap into the corporate vision for 2013. The church as a body experienced some changes and accomplished many milestones during 2012. The overseer for the Baptist Corporate Body for Abaco and the executive team were well pleased with the support they received during the ser vices. The revival was dubbed a success and the committee is excited about the remainder of events that will take them through out this year. Wisdom Changing Center holds Youth DayBy Vernique Russell Pastor Carlton and Lady Lavina Mc Intosh of Coopers Town are on a quest to complete their mandate to strengthen the individual through the conveying of wis youth Sunday. The youth department proudly dis played their religious knowledge and their desire to seek after the things of God. The service was held on Sunday February 2 at 11am. Special invited guests and parents gathered to celebrate with the pastor and members of the Wisdom Changing Center. The youth orchestrated every aspect of the service and showed their talents and ability. The service was followed by a Su per Bowl Party that evening, where mem bers dressed in their favorite teams jersey to watch Super Bowl 2013. Light appetiz ers were served. Weekly, the host pastor and his team accommodate about 60 to 75 youths in ex citing Bible based programs. Youth Night is every Friday night at 7 pm. The Min istry is known to host events such as Tal ent Night, Movie Night, Game Night and many other programs that bring the youth of the community to their facilities. The youth day was a clear way for the public to see the awesome work Pas tor Carlton and Lady Lavina is doing with the youths of their Ministry. Parents who attended were very proud and felt special to see their young people display such vast talent. They are encouraging Pastor McIntosh and his team to keep up the good work knowing that their labor is surely not in vain. Possibilities now open for Coopers Town youthBy Vernique Russell It is the newest and the hottest spot on the block for young men and woman to gather. Possibilities is a program designed to provide wholesome activities for young people to participate in. They host weekly services at the Friendship Mission Church in Coopers Town and the program is run under the administration of their youth department. Possibilities is designed to empower young people to unleash their God-given talents and abilities. Young men, women and children gather weekly to participate in forum discussions, games and activities and youth church. Their program is de signed to promote the message of salvation to young people and to address current issues among young people today. The leaders believe that with drugs and violence trying to kill out our future generation, the church must step in and take its active role in bringing the message of hope and peace from the pages of the Bible to living reality. It is their desire to work with those who have been rejected and neglected or despised and give them a reason to believe again. Services are held every Saturday beginning at 6:45pm. The public is invited to come out and be a part of this movement. TY-365 offers exciting fellowship in Treasure CayBy Vernique Russell Minister Oscar McIntosh and his team have heard the cry of those seeking others to help overcome issues. Every Friday, the place to be is at Full Gospel Assembly in Treasure Cay. This new, and exciting, ser vice is now in session. Every Friday, Minster Sawyer and his team meet to discuss and analyze ev eryday issues that young Christians are faced with. The sessions also provide an intimate worship experience with God. Bible study is also held during the session allowing attendees to search the scriptures and educate each other. The group meets weekly at 8:00pm. TY-365 invites the general public to come and celebrate with them on Sunday February 24, 2013 for their Youth Day. The heads of the Youth Department and their youth are extending a special invita tion to the general public to be a part of their T-Shirt Day and Talent Fest. On Sunday and Monday, the young people and the young-at-heart will attend a special service in their T-shirts and jeans. A special guest speaker will be on the is land to deliver the sermon. That evening the youth will return back to their local edi The group is inviting the public to come and see the best of the best perform in skits, dances, solos and much more. TY-365 is declaring that they are showing The Bahamas that all is not lost and that there is hope for this nation. Service begins at 11am and the tal ent fest is at 7pm. TY-365 is the Youth Department of Full Gospel Assembly in Treasure Cay.

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February 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 Remembering Family and Friends Ricardo Wilfred JohnsonFuneral Service for the Late Ricardo Wilfred Johnson, 49 years of #64 McKinney Avenue, Stapledon Gardens, and formerly of Sandy Point, Abaco, was held on Saturday February 2, 2013, 2:30 p.m. at Zion Baptist Church, East & Shirley Streets. Rev. T.G. Morrison assisted by will follow in the Western Cemetery, Nas sau Street. Left to cherish his legacy is his: mother: Yvonne Williams, father: Granville Johnson, aunts: Norma Williams; Mae Higgs, sisters: Donna Darville, Annischka Holmes-Moncur, Bridgette Lamm, Mela nie Whyms-Adderley; Elizabeth & Sharon Johnson; Maydawn Knowles, brothers: Larry Evans, Pedro, Craig, Jermaine, Mi chael, Tony, Delano and Chando Johnson; Donald Williams; Jouette Smith; brotherin-law: John Moncur Nathario Adderley; sisters-in-law: Ashra and Lottie Johnson, uncles: Dwayne Williams, Paul, Tony and Hansel King; godmother: Thelma Sy monette; godchild: Brenden Lamm; nieces & nephews: Latoya Bullard (Marquest), Enrico (Royann), Charisse & Spencer (Shanique) Darville; Ayrton & Ayriel Moncur; Rochelle, Raquel, Kieron, Gregg Jr., Zariah, Perica, Uriah, & Selina John son; Adrianna Rolle; Anton & Kareem Adderley; Nadia and Giovanni Stubbs; Gabrielle, Larry Jr., Abdul, & Lavar Ev ans; Tyrone & Tyrel Whylly; Patranique Knowles; Jouette Smith Jr.; grandnieces & nephews: Quest, Savannah, and Raine Bul lard; Tory & Deja Wilkinson; Lyric, Lark, Logan & Summa Darville; Trey Stubbs; Gianni Rolle, Tamia & Delreo Cleare; Sanna & Sania Johnson; and a host of other friends and family. Rev. Randolph Wallace age 92 years old of #3 Court Streets, Gle neston Gardens and formerly of Cedar Harbour, Abaco died at the Princess Margaret Hospital on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013. He is survived by his wife: Epsy Wallace; sons: Rolston Smith and Rudy Wallace; daughters: Debra Wallace-Elliot, Beryl B. Rolle, Margaret Wallace of Grand Bahama; sister: Lorraine Curry; brothers: George and Charles Wallace of Fort Pierce, Florida; nieces: Rosemary Wallace and Monique Whymns; and other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.Arlene McIntoshFuneral Service for the late Arlene McIn tosh will be held at Faith Walk Church of God, Coopers Town, Abaco, Baha combe, Bishop Archilaus Cooper, assisted by Pastor Jollian McIntosh. Service was held Saturday 2, February, 2013 at Faith Walk. Interment was held at Southside Cemetery. Left to mourn her passing are her children: Marilyn Edgecombe, Pastor Jol lian, Daniel (Danny), Walter Jr., Pastor Carlton, Elvis & Priscilla McIntosh, Marjorie McIntosh, Michael (Ned) Pritchard & Vokia Walkins; Mother: Ruth Wells; Grandchildren: Algerio & Desirae, Vanes sa, Garvin & Shaniqua Edgecombe, WPC Densil Grant, Anquanique Huyler, Shantell Albury, Javal & Dashnique, Jacora, Thasi, Taja, Jayden, Rashnae, Razheme, Raquasha, Diandra, Lashario Tamashia Elvisha McIntosh, Ashley Clarke, Renesse Stuart, Regina Moxey, Reneka Cooper, Gordina Beadle, Rondinerio, Serrano, Madia, Michael, Makalya & Makenna Pritchard; Great Grandchildren: Brookelyn, Anton Jr., Montreal, Gabriel, Breanna, Emmerson, Emi, Bradley, Jaylen, Nikyah, DaKari, Jarona, Kellen, Anthony, Andre, Olivia, Tamacia, Nakai; Sons-in-law: Garneth Edgecombe, Gordon & Franrico Mc Intosh, Keith Walkins; Daughters-in-law: Coretta, Vangie, Peavan, Lavinia & Tamara McIntosh, Vivian Pritchard; Brothers: Fred, Erskine Jr. Roosevelt & Anthony Wells; Sisters: Idella Mills, Shirley Wright, Barbara Williams, Valerie Rolle & Eleanor Burrows.Floyd AlburyFloyd Albury was born in Man-OWar Cay on September 27, 1939. A skilled carpenter, Floyds handiwork can be seen throughout the Abacos in homes and build ings which he built throughout his career. He resided in Elbow Cay for most of his life close to his two sons, Monty and Tim, and his four grandchildren. A man of strong character and silent strength, Floyd spent his life in honest labour. A constant presence on the grounds of Sea Spray Resort, the resort his son founded, Floyd was keen to help anyone in need. Later in his life, his four grandchil dren became his focus: building a work ing sailboat underneath his home which he named The Four Grands, after his boys. In his early life, Floyd discovered the meaning of responsibility. Losing his parents at an early age, Floyd had the charge of seeing after his eight younger siblings. The lessons he learned during this time carried throughout his life: patience, care, teaching, loving. The last major project of Floyds life, a life that both in a real way and meta phorically revolved around the candid and straightforward work of carpentry, was new home. Loved by all, Pa Floyd was a breed no longer common, though desperately needed, in these islands. He is survived and remembered by his loving wife Belle Albury. Sons Mon ty Albury (Deceased) and Tim Albury. Daughters in law: Ruth Albury & Hilary Scott. Grandsons: Bradley Albury, Jacob Albury, James Albury and Tyler Albury. Brothers: Inglis, Broward (Deceased), Alan (Deceased), Tommy, Johny. Sisters : Cathy Sands, Dini Thompson & Edna Pierce. May he rest in peace. residence at his birthplace. His interest in his home island prompted him to found the Albert Lowe Museum at New Plymouth in 1976. This was followed several years later by the Loyalist Memorial Sculpture Garden. Other on-going cultural projects over the years include lectures, concerts and theatre performances at his Garden Theatre adjacent to his home. Mr. Lowe has gained special rec ognition for the wide number of paint ings which have been made into postage ers, bush medicine plants, shells and fruit trees have been circulated as well as the Lucayan stamp series created for the quin centenary and Loyalist stamps created for the 200 year anniversary of Loyalists land ing in the Bahamas. and color: turquoise blue seas, orange-red Poinciana, gold, lavender and pink bou gainvilleas; white-washed cottages and ornate, decaying mansions; austere churches, old faces and young innocent ones. His eye and talent have captured on canvas the wonders of an entire people and the beau ties of a ceaselessly changing country. His work is truly the testament of a man in love with the world around him. Many of Alton Lowe's paintings hang in notable private collections around the world. Mr. Lowe and Ms. Riley will be to gether on Feb 15 16 for a joint display of the new book as well as artwork at the Sand Dollar Shoppe in Marsh Harbour.Lucayan From Page 14

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian February 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!! en-GBNassau 242-457-4SOD (4763) or 225-4SOD (4763)en-GB Abaco 242-357-6975 Fax: 242-367-2424 GRASS GRASS GRASS en-GBFrom Our Farm to Your Door!en-GBWe Now Have en-GBSODen-GBen-GB Delivery! Located Don MacKay Blvd en-GBand Airporten-GBPhone 367-2431 Marsh Harbouren-GB Mon Sat 7:30 5 Sun 10 5en-GB Visa and MasterCard Accepted Sports By Canishka Alexander The Tony Moree National Gold Cup took place on Feb. 8-10 in Savannah Sound, Eleuthera, and the Abaco Dart Team was well represented. This year, Abaco brought home the gold. The Gold Cup rotates around the islands, and Abaco will gain the opportunity to host the prestigious darts tournament next year. Along with the Abaco darts players, teams from Grand Bahama, Nas sau and Eleuthera were also represented. According to Malcolm Spicer, presi dent of the Bahamas Darts Federation and World Darts Federations Americas Re gion as well as the Acting President for the Caribbean Darts Organization, the Gold Cup is one of four national tournaments held every year. All the tournaments are rotated around the four islands each year, Spicer said. Winners of the Gold Cup have brag ging rights as being the best island for darts in The Bahamas as the teams are made up of that island's best players. This is [deter mined by] trial tournaments that are held a month before the main event. Therefore, Spicer enthusiastically congratulated the Abaco team on their per formance. Like any other sports, the good darts players are athletes. They have to practice every day and have to become experienced in producing top form at international events. We have players on Abaco who do that [like] Lakeisha and Robin Albury, wife have won joint womens and mens singles championships. This year, Spicer said that Abaco will host the National Masters where the National Team is chosen to represent the Bahamas in Canada in October. Above: Malcolm Spicer (left) standing next to Lakeisha and Robin Albury. This husband and wife duo won the men's and women's singles championships.Abaco Darts Team brings home the gold

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February 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 19 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY VEHICLES FOR SALE NEW COLOR OPTIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIFIEDCall 367-3200 Fax 367-3677 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color high light on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com Items for Sale, Employment, Services, Cars & Boats BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE in soundproof box $7,500. Call 577-0340 1,500 feet of 1-0 Copper Wire, 1,500 feet of 3-0 Copper Wire, One 4 Can Meter Panel with breakers. Duty paid, over ordered. Priced for quick sale. Please call 553-7965 ask for Percy. Trailer 10 x 5 Galvanized with ramp tail gate, excellent condition $1,200. Call 367-0124 MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 20 gallon fuel tank. Asking $6,200 ONO. Contact Troy Pritchard at 366-0682 23 to 27 Boat Rental Fleet for sale. Good Business opportunity. Call for more informa tion 577-3737 35 Custom Steel Cruiser 3500 hrs on re built Perkins Diesel motor. Currently cruising the Abacos. Price $22,000. Email: joken.eh@ gmail.com or call 475-2125 BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE One 17 ready for engine $ 2,700 ONO. One ready for engine. $ 4,600 ONO. New 421s still in box $500.00 ONO. completely rebuilt, with new parts. $2,050. No reasonable offer refused. Call 366-2802 complete with 2 sails & new mast foot $500. Call 367-0124 main, 2 jibs, spinnaker sail cover. Single hand or sail 4 $3,200 DUTY PAID. 365-8128 Terry Flectcher, e-mail pop pywf@yahoo.com with 60hp Yamaa. Fully loaded with spares. In Hope Town. DUTY PAID. $8,000 US. E-mail Bill at cdichter3@yahoo.com on Man-O-War, Abaco. Saturday & Sunday only. Transportation and keep included. Please call Mark Gates at 365-6306 or 458-3252 3 times a week in Marsh Harbour Call 443-9402 Right Hand Drive. Needs transaxle repair. Other AC good. Must be towed from Bahama Palm Shores. Licensed to January 2014. Best serious offer, as is, where is. Call 242-475-0495. black, radio, CD, A/C, bed liner. Needs an engine. Will consider any serious offer. Please call 475-3226. 4.6 hse, in good condition with new brake rotors, pads & steering rods. $7,000. Call 367-0124 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. DUTY PAID, lying Marsh Harbour. Contact gjlynch@rogers.com, (242) 458-9570. Asking $90,000. Surf Song, a frequent 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 Get ResultsAdvertise with a Classified RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS WANTED TO BUYWanted to Buy: Commercial Properties or Acreage in Abaco. Fast CASH buyer. Send location and asking price to AbacoLand@ho tmail.com. 2 bed, 1 bath apt, fully furnished & equipped. $1,100/mo. Also available by the week. Call 904-982-2762 3 bed, 2 bath, turn key access to sea. $2200/month. Call 554-9872 3 bed, 2 bath, furnished, central A/C, fenced in yard...Rent to own option. For informations call 475-1664 Sky Developers 2 bed/1 bath, furnished, with A/C, washer and drier, water included, $1100/mo. Call Mrs. Green at 367-2660 2 bed, 2.5 bath for rent, fully furnished. For inquiries call 4249835 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 last remaining unde veloped bay-side beach-front lot in North End Hope Town $415,000. Call 242-366-0707 or jandkoakes@gmail.com Canal front property with 111 dock, boat lift, davits, & cleaning station. $299,000. Call 305-245-6043 or hquin1902@gmail.com Cottage for sale. Deep water dock. $395K. Call 242-554-8291 Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale 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 For sale by owner, Lot # 100, across the street from the canal, 75x160. Asking $45,000. Call 367-3472. Serious inqui ries only! residential Lot, overlooking Sea of Abaco, near Radio Abaco,Lot # 09 G. 6,835 square feet. Call 559 8553 Waterfront Property on south shore. Deep water shoreline, dock permit approved. Concrete boat ramp for access to the Sea of Abaco. Over one full acre untouched native vegetations. Call to set up an appointment for viewing. 1-242-357-6535 3 bed, 3.5 bath for rent, partially furnished. For inquiries call 424-9835 2 bed, 2 bath home. Hill top lot, surrounding waterviews, fenced yard $1300 per month. Call 367-3529 or 577-0016

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