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Title: Abaconian
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Publisher: Bradley Albury
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 03-01-2013
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March 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 5 MARCH 1ST, 2013 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAIDWEST PALM BCH FLPermit NO 4595Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service Requested Spring City rocks it By Timothy Roberts Abaco got a taste of Las Vegas as the Spring City Rockers gambled on the casino capital of the world as their theme and came out on top for the third year in a row at the Love Rush Junkanoo Senior Parade on February 23, nudging out the Treasure Cay Explorers by a mere 18 points. The sound of goat-skin drums, cow premier Junkanoo event of the year, and a ed Don MacKay Blvd while the over 2000 onlookers enjoyed the rhythms, sights and sounds. The Spring City Rockers, with the theme One Night in Las Vegas, im pressed the judges just enough to beat out their strongest competitors, the Treasure points to 2855. The competition also saw the return of the Green Turtle Cay Little Island Slam placed third overall with 2243 points. The Murphy Town Shockers under the theme 2150 points. The 21 judges graded the groups on their theme, their costumes, music, perfor mance and their choreography. mance included a Las Vegas style wedding and entertainment along with costumes displaying cards, slot machines and roulette tables and also the ever popular Showgirls in splendid colorful costumes. Abaco Junkanoo Committee Chairman, Tony Davis, said that he felt that the Please see Junkanoo Page 2 Delta continues service for Bakers membersFlights into Marsh Harbour hint at long-term plans for air service Indiscriminate dumping sullies environmentMinister vows to clean up and manage problem areas

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2013 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com event came off very well. They received a lot of community and corporate help in terms of technical assistance but he looks in the future. He said the event was better con trolled and better attended both nights than in previous years. In the tradition of the last four years, every year we seem to get better, and this year is no different. He was amazingly pleased to have Green Turtle Cay back with us, and Mur phy Town did amazingly well as this is the second grouping from Murphy Town. He Junkanoo From Page 1 added that Junkanoo patrons Gus Cooper and Vola Francis were extremely pleased with the way in which our parade takes form Abaco has made its mark! In the future Mr. Davis would like to see more participation from other com munities, mentioning especially Sandy Point, Dundas Town and Little Abaco who previously had groups attend the annual event. The more the local people get the [Junkanoo] fever the less we will have to import [people from Nassau Junkanoo groups], though we many never totally stop the import because many have ties to the Family Islands. Mr. Davis said that having the Love Rush Junkanoo in February sets Abaco apart and makes us the focus of the Junk anoo world. He noted that the event brings an economic stimulus at a slow time of year to Abaco with hotel room and car rental bookings and the trickle-down effect of visitors to the community. Mr. Davis also said it was announced to the groups that this is the last year with out penalties; beginning next year penalties will be assessed and will include late starts.

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March 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 Central & All Abaco liner arrived at the Marsh Harbour Inter Private Air Pursuits Program on board. seats. Known to provide service for profes sional sports teams as well, the airline ac commodated approximately 56 passengers travel experience to The Bahamas com Bahamas Customs and Immigration passengers some of whom were travel ling with family members and pets. The Delta Airlines offers jet service to Abaco for Bakers Bay membersing whisked through the new airport termi nal and transported to the Club residence on Guana Cay. In December of 2012, Delta and Bak said they were looking at Marsh Harbour as an opportunity to primarily conduct charter operations. He had been impressed with the new terminal, and commented that Marsh Harbour airport could become a new commercial service location. particular trip, Craig Blumenthal of the Discovery Land Company, was and he had also shared his impression of the facility during an earlier interview. Blumenthal stated at the time that they wanted to deter Marsh Harbour because of its proximity of its attractiveness to airline services like Delta, whose charter services they already Delta Airlines is the proud operator completed. Thief renders life-saving equipment uselessThe cables needed to operate the Jaws of Life were removed from the Marsh Harbour Fire Engine. It is believe the copper cables were removed either Friday, Feb. 22 or Saturday Feb. 23 during the evening. machine is incapable of rescuing victims of motor vehicle accidents. To stress the importance of the Jaws of Life there were two car crashes in the Marsh Harbour area alone, on Monday, Feb. 25. Luckily neither wreck required the equipment. However, if either accident had required the extraction of the victims, rescuers would be helpless. The only other set of Jaws of Life on the island are in Treasure Cay with the Abaco Crash Fire & Rescue team. The Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue asks if anyone knows the whereabouts of the cables, or knows who has them, please return them to the Fire It was unknown at press time whether the cables could be replaced locally. MHVFR also wants the perpetrators to know that should the thief return the hy

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2013 By Timothy Roberts Road repairs in Central Abaco are continuing as the $1.3 million project car ried out by Bill Simmons Construction and Heavy Equipment Co. Ltd now focuses on roads in the Marsh Harbour area. vis signed a $1.3 million contract with Bill Simmons Company on January 3 for potholes and resurfacing more problematic portions of road between the three Central Abaco settlements. Kino Simmons, General Manager of Bill Simmons Construction said February 22 that the current phase is focused on the round-about and the road to the new paving at the airport terminal. construction; this should take about three to four days then we will go to the right side. Road repair progresses Central & All Abaco By Timothy Roberts Indiscriminate and illegal dumping are raising concerns with residents at mul bin located between the shanty towns of the Mudd and Pigeon Pea and household garbage dumped in the pine forest just hunMarsh Harbour Town Committee tee is relocating the two bins located on Charles Sawyer Drive to the old Marsh twice a week. She said there is also an issue with residents in area that receive garbage col lection services that still carry garbage, debris and appliances and dump them in the bin outside the Mudd. She asks persons doing so to dispose of their garbage at the Committee member Danny Sawyer recently discovered an old trail just a few hundred feet away from the entrance to the of the path with garbage, including some used appliances.Garbage problems raising concernsbe open, he said. Coinciding with this work, patching continues on Don MacKay Blvd., Queen Elizabeth Drive and portions of Bay Street. Mr. Simmons said the patch ing comes before the chip and seal paving of the rest of the work. Some areas we have done patching but some of the bad areas are going to be looking to wrap up in the next 4-5 weeks, ahead of the project completion time, he said. March some major chip and seal work will begin. They tried to do as much patching speed up the process. All the patch work in Murphy Town has been completed and the majority of the work in Dundas Town has been completed. Mr. Simmons noted that eleven local Abaconians were hired and they are play ing a major part in what is going on. have smooth roads to drive on, he said.Give us four and youll have smooth roads to drive onPlease see Garbage Page 7

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March 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 Recently, Minister of the Environment and Housing Ken Dorsett met with Department of Environmental Health Staff on Abaco. His purpose was to assess and management is properly managed and uti lized. be cleaning those up, putting bins onsite, Central & All Abaco Garbage From Page 6 to ensure that widespread, indiscriminate dumping that takes place does not contin ue, and I am hoping, now that we are in a 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. In the meantime waste management and illegal and indiscriminate dumping have grown to be a more vexing issue and an embarrassment to many residents. Accompanied his Directors, among them the Director of Culture Dr. MoxeyBrown, the Director of Sports Timothy Sports and Culture the Hon. Daniel Johnson, arrived on Abaco on Friday, February 22. He came to meet and discuss items in his portfolio with the MP for North Abaco and Island Administrators. Minister lays out plans for Abacos youth, cultural and sporting facilitiesthe Minister had a busy agenda. He paid a courtesy visit to Renardo Curry Member of Parliament for North Abaco. He had a closeddoor meeting with the island administrators followed by a press confer ence to discuss matter pertaining to the to the future site of the proposed Sports Complex. He also came to attend the Abaco Please see Johnson Page 16

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2013 From the Editor's Desk // Tightrope 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/VISAAs our country, and more spe Abaco, moves forward in time a lot talking about our economy becom ing clear. No person could paint you a clear picture of what that sputtering machine is doing. Our economy some times reminds me of a supercharged Lamborghini sports car that we have assemble the engine or put gas in. As column space to that subject and I will for now. as this country grows, becomes in creasingly clear. There is a rift. A chasm between what can be and what is. The talent of some of our fellow countrymen and women is immense. Extraordinary. Better than our international rivals I will say. Look through our sports pages. Look through our entrepreneur report (which, unfortunately, did not dents and community leaders we con tinue to produce. Then read about the cables being ripped out of the Jaws of Life. How much is a life worth? Obviously to some people: whatever the price-perpound of copper is going for these days. Then read about the mountains of trash that grow, unimpeded, in many places on this island. No, there is no scapegoat here: we watch it happen. Read about the artists on this very island that create. They make beautiful of our own lucky location on the globe. Then read about how for the past few years the water table underneath our feet has slowly been poisoned. Because somehow, in this country of so many aforementioned brilliant people, plans for our communities. Read about ulace. Then read, and we have many back-issues of The Abaconian about yards without a hitting a cavern. Read about the wholesome tradi tions found in each of our communi ties. Then remember how we watch the young men and women on this island behave. There is a chasm. Growing faster chasm and we are running out of ways to bridge it. The community leaders of not enough are stepping-up to refasten the tightrope that we must cross to get from where we are heading to where we need to be going. I ask all my readers to remember why a community works. Go out on a limb and better someone else. Service above self. walking: we just need to be there to help hold the lines taught for those who will.Community Calendar Spring Fundraiser Memorial Fishing Tournament

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March 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Letters to the Editor We Should all Echo the Calls of COBUSEditor please publish this letter in your journal. Any comments may be directed to me at my email address below. This past week of events high lighted by the very vocal and visual College of the Bahamas, has shown the deplorable state of our country and the ineptitude of our politicians to improve the status of Bahamians, espe cially that of the youth. COBUS has demonstrated their dissatisfaction with the status quo, and the demand for improved opportunities nances of the average Bahamian in our society. It is essential that the young must be able to participate in develop ment and growth towards a mature so ciety. This has been supported by previ ous statements in the press by Olivia Saunders, NG 04/01/13, calling for a full University Status for the College; Dame Ivy Dumont, TR 12/02/13 ex posing the exploitation of a dependent consumer on the poor service offered by our essential utilities; and Arinthia Komolafe, NG 12/02/13, in her call for increased opportunities for the or dinary Bahamian to actively participate in the country's growth and develop ment. Forty years after majority rule, Bahamians are still dependent on a poor public educational system that equips school leavers to employment in the most basic subservience to a foreign led investment strategy where the political elite makes arbitrary decisions that do not foster genuine home grown mians. The leadership demonstrated by business and religious institutions only highlights this trend. The result is a populace totally de pendent, and unable to rise to a level of self-determination necessary for the mature development of our society. On the surface our high GDP inits people. In fact the reality presents a different picture where the wealth is transferred laterally across the top cial, and law practitioners with very population. The present recession has shown the inability of the ordinary Ba hamian to survive without the vagaries of reliance on foreign investment. As a result many have lost their whole in vestment and future, with no chance of restitution. Real opportunities for the youth to fully develop into mature and independent individuals do not exist, this being expressed by the increasing number of our youth who seek employment abroad rather than invest their skills in a static and manipulated economy that shows no real growth and develop ment. Many of those that do remain in vest their energies in the drug and gang culture where they are afforded some The recent proposal of the for mation of the Small and Medium size opinion, is a clever way of renaming a failed Bahamas Development Bank, that gives no real thought to new strate gies for entrepreneurial encouragement and the development of lower turnover businesses into successful ventures. Education is the key to instituting has the ability to participate, and con tribute to a healthy community where wealth is so much more than the ac cumulation of material and consumer products. The recent proposals by the government to cut into the education budget for our young people will only magnify the inability of the young to accede to a much better quality of life, with no chance of becoming indepen dent, free thinking individuals, who can contribute to a healthy society. It is high time that the politi cal class stop playing games in the sandpit of parliament, and as a ma ture leadership direct their energies towards a realistic national development programme where every member of society is able to contribute and so also diture from the public purse must stop, and investment in essential services must be worked out so that the country as a whole can grow and mature into a strong and stable nation. I fully support the demands of our youth and call on the government, with all parties and partisans, to re-examine their strategies and come up with a hamians. As Ms Komolafe so ably postu lated The youth have come looking for the Bahamas' Sincerely J F Hedden Abaco jondgaul@hotmail.com

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2013 ALL YOU NEED UNDER ONE ROOFPH: (242) 367-2170Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour, AbacoThank You For Your Patronage! HOUSEWARES POWER TOOLS LUMBER Visit our paint specialists to choose from an endless array of ACE colors to meet your every need! The Cays Man-O-War Flea Market raises money Bad weather interfered with the an The event, which is attended by many from various areas of Abaco, was unfortunately the victim of a very rainy Saturday. It was too late to cancel: the food had already been prepared, merchants had reserved space schedules and fare for the occasion. So the to set vending tables, tents were erected and people came prepared with umbrellas and raincoats. Despite the discouraging weather the food was as good and abundant as ever and there were more chances for people to grab a bargain. Keeping up with tradition, the Pantry offered a huge selection of cakes, cookies, candies, dips and more. The sweets attract ed people on a continuous basis. The barbeque grill was still being manned to produce juicy hamburgers that could be complimented by the usual trim mings and there was the usual Bahamian conch fritters as well as steaming hot bowls of chicken souse. there in its regular spot. Its booth was full of healthy and unusual plants. Perhaps most popular of all was the silent auction which took place at the Dive Shop. The lots comprised small appliances, electronics, art work (in particular a large barracuda painted on drift wood attracted at local restaurants and stays at local resorts. deadline to close the bidding, a crowd had gathered around the auction board to check their bids. The results were announced on time for people to catch the 1:30 ferry; one of the happy bidders was Deborah Curry who went home carrying a beautiful antique brass anchor light. In an effort to make up for the loss of income caused by the inclement weather, the organizers decided to hold a white elephant sale at the Dive Shop on Saturday, February 23. The residents usually volunteer their time, donate merchandise or contribute to a percentage of their sale. Captain Roberts House hosts Valentine Tea in Green Turtle Cay Captain Roberts Historic and Envi ronmental Center, on Green Turtle Cay was the venue for an afternoon Valentine Party for approximately 65 people, and an opportunity for the ladies to wear their fancy hats. Lemongrass and other wild, herbal teas were served along with home made cakes and tea sandwiches. The tea was also a chance for local residents, as well as visitors, to bid fare well to long-time resident, Sally Anstey, who is relocating to Stuart, Florida. Anstey has been a volunteer docent and man ager of Captain Roberts House and has kept it open and running smoothly for many years. Bush Medicine Garden in the rear of the house gave a presentation about the me life values he recited a poem of love and Newly designed canvas shopping bags were available to encourage shoppers to carry reusable bags instead of dispos able plastic, which remain on earth forev er. The bags are currently available at the Environmental Center. The House, which is owned by The Architectural Preservation Foundation, promotes recognition of the island history and preservation of the environment. Captain Roberts House is supported by volunteers and public contributions and is opened for visitors Tuesday-Friday 10 am to 2 pm and Saturday, 10 am to Noon.

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March 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 The en-GB en-GBAbaco Beach Resort at Boat Harbouren-GB announces the availability of a limited number of en-GB luxury condominiums for sale aten-GBThe Harbour en-GBResidencesen-GB en-GBFor more information visiten-GBwww.AbacoBeachResort.com en-GB or call 242-367-2585 or 242-367-2158 The Cays By Timothy Roberts Hope Town Volunteer Fire Rescue on February 23 at Jarrett Park in Hope Town while giving the community the op portunity to see and, in some cases, use the equipment the organization has purchased. just want to give something back to the community, so we brought all the trucks out here, the boat and the pumps that way people can actually use them this year; go for boat rides, truck rides and squirt some some of the stuff that they have helped us acquire. thankful for the help and support of the community and for all those who volunteer their time to assist the Fire Rescue service. The fundraiser supports both the Fire Rescue as well as the Bahamas Air branch. The organizations are very inter twined with many of the volunteers involved serve in both groups. On sale were Bahamian meals in cluding fried chicken, macaroni and peas & rice as well as hot dogs and chili dogs. There was also a table selling HTVFR branded merchandise such as T-Shirts, cups, badges and more. Arthur Eldon nominated for a seat on the Hope Town District Council to Albury who resigned last fall. Since he was the only one who nominated, an elec tion was not required. He was sworn-in on The Hope Town Council represents one member on the Council as that town is entitled to three seats, matching Hope Guana Cay has a single member on the Council. Rescue organizes cookout Council nominee given his credentials Barefoot Man and Band back at Nippers Fourteen concerts and counting, the ever popular Nippers-Barefoot beach con ises to be a huge event as always when tourists, locals and hardcore Barefoot Man fans gather on Guana Cay for a long week end of music and parties. Friday, March 15 the concert starts around 1:00 pm or so island time. On Johnny Roberts and crew prepare some the stars event. own thing without the shoeless minstrel. The Barefoot Man is best known for his humorous melodies that depict island Sand Dollars is an example of Barefoot mix of original calypsos, country and plenty more rum laced tunes. then moving on to Grand Cayman where he now resides with his wife Regina and performs regularly at several of the large hotels there. Dock space, golf carts and room rent als are limited on Guana so plan the fun weekend in advance.

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2013 TREASURE CAY Royal Palm Condo, Second/third story unit with private dock slip and finger 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 $325,000LUBBERS QUARTERS Jacks Jungle homesite & dockage $135,000 Additional lots available.MARSH HARBOUR Commercial lot near John Bull $125,000HOPE TOWN Lot close to town, beach access $130,000 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 $7,000 & $11,000GUANA CAY 2/2 Great Atlantic Views, shared dock, steps to the beach, rental income $265,900SCHOONER 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 4/4 Beachfront home multiple covered porches with expansive decking OWNER FINANCING $875,000 www.islandpropertiesbahamas.com Tel: (242) 367-0737 Fax: (242) 367-0736 BROKERS: Chris & Molly Roberts BAHAMA PALM SHORES LYNYARD CAY 3 Waterfront lots, one with dock starting at $178,000. OWNER MOTIVATEDLONG BEACH Next to Schooner Bay 3/2 Homes beach access $ 195,000 Lots starting at $30,000 Hilltop lots with ocean view $75,000 $95,000 Gorgeous beach front lot 17,000sq.ft $198,000LITTLE HARBOUR Half acre oceanfront lot $65,000 20,000 sq. ft. Hilltop lot with starter cottage, harbour and ocean views $198,000 The Cays funds for animals Jarrett Park in Hope Town was crowded with people between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm on February 22 enjoying a bargains, these folks were also helping provide for the needy animals of Abaco. This was the 5th annual fundraiser organized by The two main, very hardworking, organizers of the fundraiser, Cheryl Noice and Patty Sands, said that although the group is based in Hope Town they assist animals all over Abaco. They work along with the vets, Dr. Bailey and Dr. Hanna, to spay and neuter cats and dogs and also feed the wild cats at feeding stations throughout Elbow Cay. There were plenty of great bargains to be had and the keen treasure hunters were lined up in what one of the volunteers described as a massive queue well be fore the gates opened at 10:00 am. Apparently there were some great pieces. There were also fantastic bargains to be found on the many other stalls which included clothing, books, marine goods, household items and a large variety of knick-knacks. Many interesting items were up for bid in the silent auction including a water looking glass, telescope on tripod, one of a kind whirligig, painting of Mr. Vernon ed table. No occasion is complete without food and there was the usual tantalizing ar ray of baked goods. The organizers and volunteers were very pleased with the great turnout and the excellent sum of over $8,000 was raised. Patty Sands stated that each year, two days after the sale, she begins collecting for the next one and collects throughout the entire year, storing items all over town wherever there is room, even utilizing the museum Anyone with items to donate should anyone needing help with getting animals spayed or neutered can also contact her or any other of the volunteers. If help is need ed with transportation they will do what they can to assist and if a person is unable to pay they will also assist so no animals need be left to needlessly suffer. North Abaco By Timothy Roberts cant donation from a Christian organization called Double Harvest who have given the association two greenhouses and associated supplies in order to help boost the NAFA President Johnny Knowles and Vice President Daniel DesAugustine along with others worked to assemble the house Company, brought over $100,000 worth of materials, including a watering and seeding system, to build and start a productive greenhouse. The project to bring the greenhous es to North Abaco started over two years his memory, contributed the funds and the brothers contributed their time and labour to bring the project to fruition. Mr. Knowles said he is extremely grateful for the donation and that it would give a boost to our farmers by providing the seedlings to get their farms started. He said If the farmers assist in getting this [greenhouse] going it will assist in getting their farms going. The other farmers need to be onboard to make this work. North Abaco Minister of Parliament, Renardo Curry, said he appreciates the donation of the greenhouse from Double Harvest to NAFA, and we believe when it NAFA receives greenhouse donation Mr. Curry said that it is an investment that has potential strengthen agriculture and to spur the economy of North Abaco. He added that he, as well as the Ministry of Agriculture and Bahamas Agricultural check in from time to time to follow up and make sure it reaches its full potential. nies currently account for nearly 500 suc cessful acres of production horticultural greenhouses across the United States and are considered the largest greenhouse producers in the world. Double Harvest operates in third world countries to establish and develop agricultural projects by providing capital resources and implementing best practices to increase food production and to build the local economy. Their parents, Aart and Cora van launching as many agricultural enterprises in America and the Netherlands. Aart and Cora felt called of God to help the needy and to feed the hungry. Convicted by the Bible verse 1 John 3:18, If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?, Aart envisioned how best to help his hun gry brother and came to what he had been doing all alongstarting productive, places where there is poverty and famine.

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Authentic conch construction, wooden shutters & oors. This beach house has traditional shake roof, covered porch & attached bedroom suite. $1.45 M USD. Buttonwood Bay Great opportunity to purchase affordable lots in a fast growing community. The area even has a community dock for residents. Lots starting at $140K USD Lemon Tree 4B/3B Perfect island getaway steps from ocean or bay-side beaches of Guana Cay. Settlement walking distance away. Overlooking Fishers Bay & Sea of Abaco with breathtaking sunsets. $499,900 USD Flamingo Villas 1 & 2 Each villa comprises of 2B/2B w/balconies overlooking the cool blue harbour & the 19th century candy-striped lighthouse. Luscious landscape reects o the sun-kissed dipping pool. Starting at $1,950/wk (1-2) $250/wk per extra person. Max 6 Finders Keepers 2B/1.5B Charming, award-winning designed beach cottage near Atlantic Ocean Beach. Large Master downstairs w/Queen, 2nd bedroom upstairs w/ twins & 1/2 bath. Gardens with hammock oer peaceful getaway. Starting at $1,250/wk (1-2) $100/wk extra person. Max 6 Turtle Run 5B/5B waterfront & pool home w/dock slip (water, power can be run to slip) in Marnies Landing, Elbow Cay. This perfectly maintained, turnkey island home is a great investment. $3.39 M USD Paradise 6B/4B Custom designed luxury estate stretches from Atlantic Ocean to White Sound & Sea of Abaco. Perched on high dune. Main house, guest cottage, pool & dock! $4.7 M USD NEW PRICE NEW LISTING NEW LISTING North Abaco By Timothy Roberts Londoner Terry Donoghue was pro moted to Commodore of the Sand Banks Banquet at the Spinnaker Restaurant in Treasure Cay, an annual tradition since Outgoing Commodore, George Mel lon, thanked the past members for their service on the board and welcomed new members and the opportunity for new ac quaintances. I encourage you to get to know them and my guess is that they will become friends who enjoy the beautiful waters of the Sea of Abaco as much as we all have over the years. The board, all seated at the head ta ble, then performed the ritual passing of new one holding the position. Mr. Donoghue thanked the group and welcomed the new member to the board, Barbara Farnan Fleet Captain. Each one of the tables in the restaurant was decorated with a uniquely decorated wooden seahorse created by Terry Dono ghue. Three seahorses were auctioned dur ing the banquet and the ten were set aside for the silent auction following dinner. The auctioned raised over $1,300 which is donated to Every Child Counts. The group enjoyed the evening of good friends and good food and danced the rest of the night away to the music of The Burner.Sand Banks Yacht Club has Change of Watch ceremony To advertiseCall The Abaconian at 367-3200 Cherokee Sound on February 20. Though unavoidably a few days late this year, it still had all the atmosphere of Valentines with ladies elegantly attired in red dresses and it was a very successful and enjoyable event. This was the nineteenth year that a tea has been held in Cherokee Sound to celebrate Valentines and it is looked for ward to annually by the ladies. Strictly no men or children are allowed. Each lady brings her own beautifully decorated por celain or bone china tea cup and saucer which add to the ambience of the occasion. Vanilla or cinnamon tea was poured from the traditional English teapot by Lee Pinder, organizer of the event, and there was a delicious array of mini sandwiches, lobster quiches and cakes and pastries. and goodies various guests read appropri ate poems and inspirational readings. their tea, good fun was had by all during a series of party games with plenty of prizes. The ladies were required to tax their powers of concentration, memory and per ception skills in a wide variety of fun ac tivities. They were also given the tasks of colouring with crayons and designing and cutting out fancy hearts which took them back many years to the days of craft projects in Primary School. South Abaco Valentines Tea Party held in CherokeeShirley Higgs was the lucky win ner of the traditional bone china tea cup and saucer. This was a custom initiated by the Reverend Carla Culmer when she was Minister of the Methodist Churches on Abaco and she continued to donate one each year until she left Abaco. Although a cup and saucer had not been presented for several years, the nice custom was reinstated this year. lady was asked to make a donation towards work on the Epworth Methodist Church which is badly in need of repairs. The Reverend Marie Neilly, the current Min ister of the Methodist Churches on Abaco who was a guest at the tea party, stated that she had really enjoyed the event. It has been good fellowshipping with the ladies; this type of thing builds up communities and relationships and I feel it is something we should do more often, she stated. Hats were off to Lee Pinder, who worked extremely hard each year to orga nize this very enjoyable event.

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2013 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! Central & All Abaco Love Rush Junkanoo Parades scheduled for the weekend. He was particularly interested in the Junior Junkanoo parade, featuring nine schools, that was to take place on Friday evening. The Minister has is eager to follow their accomplishments. During the meeting with MP Curry, tentions to support programs that had been mer visit especially youth development programs. He mentioned the economic impact for Abaco of events such as the parades and asked the local representative of Ishmael Stretch Morley, to give him a detailed report of airline bookings, car rentals and hotel rooms occupied during the Junkanoo weekend. Mr. Morley had already established that all rental cars had been taken, that ho tels in Treasure Cay were booked-out and that the fast ferry had brought over several hundred people. out the amount spent per capita in order to have an idea of how much money the government should invest to promote such events and how much to expect in return, comparing the possibilities offered by Junkanoo to Mardi-Gras festivals which bring thousands of people to Trinidad and Brazil. arts, sports events and other cultural ac -Johnson From Page 7 tivities, he stated. Mr. Curry acknowledge the Minis sualized a variety of sporting events taking place on the island. Minister Johnson conversed with two Abaco Central High Students who had been invited to the meeting as reporters, asking them what their interests and visions were. Akeem Adderley, a gifted Gospel Singer, said he would like to see a recording stu dio on Abaco to be able to record and pro duce CDs. The other student, Raymond Telusma, who plays the trombone, also proffered an interest in building a music facility such as a facility where an Abaco Dr. Brown proposed that the three Deteriorating hydrant poses risksbest musical talents of each island be in chestra. The Minister pointed out the dif of the many individual lands masses that comprised the Bahamas. The three National Junkanoo Com mittee members, Bola Percy Francis, who will be retiring this year, Eddie Dames turns to offer advice on developing local talents. They suggested that the youth be advised to look for mentors to guide them and promised that workshops could be or ganized to help people with talent. Please see Youth Page 18

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2013 The Director of Sports said he shared tional competitions not only on Abaco but also on various family Islands. The Press Conference was opened by Mr. Curry, who expressed his happi ness at having the Minister and his team of Directors come to Abaco to support the Junkanoo Festivities. He also praised youth programs. Complex, located near their airport, was to commence soon and that the Abaco Sports Complex would follow. A new site for the near Abaco Central High School and Mur phy Town Park. found to support such projects, the Min ister responded it would involve partner ing with corporate entities and that such a corporate business had already been found on Abaco to partner in the Murphy Town project. It will be a private and public partner ship, he announced. become part of schools curriculum as of next school year. Accompanied by the Director of Sports and Mr. Morley, Minister Johnson met with the Principal of Abaco Central High School, Ricardo Ferguson, and Dr. Lenora Black to identify the site of the new Sports Complex. Minister Johnson said the track will be re-surfaced as well as the bas ketball court. replanted with grass. A 10,000 square foot amphitheater for cultural events, chang ing rooms, showers and separate toilets aid room and a training gymnasium will be erected. The building will be supplied with audio-visual equipment. Minister Johnson promised that the building is to be started no later than April or May. Central & All Abaco Youth From Page 16 Board members, supervisory com mittee and managerial staff members from operative Credit Union Limited were on island on Feb.22 for a groundbreaking cer site of their new business complex. The members were able to appreciate a stately view of the 55,000 to 64,000 sq. ft. building complex where construction began during the last week of September 2012. During the ceremony, Alvan K. Rolle, architect of the project, commented on the progress of the building complex, and was hopeful that the contractors had Pastor Deion Gibson of Assemblies of God Church was asked to lead in prayer before Donald Symonette, chairman of the board, made opening remarks and stated the vi sion of the credit union. Symonette recalled that after they had Ceremony held at construction site of Teachers and Salaried Workers Complex Unfortunately, things did not work out, so they later went on to Grand Bahama. Dur ing that time growth was slow within the organization, he said, and they had even considered closing the Teachers and Sala some people remained determined because they saw growth for Abaco, so they decided to stay. The previous government recom ers purchase the property where they are now, and they were encouraged to sell lots. In the beginning, Symonette said, they en visioned a housing development, but that Finally, The Counsellors Limited was invited to come in, and they found out what could be done to set up a business com plex. The decision was made to develop something big because they saw this part of the island growing. On paper it looked small, but here, it is very, very large. Here it is divine vision that there would be some growth, Symonette said. In October of this year, the members ing of the business complex. to stay, so pass the word on, Symonette said. Rolle then invited applications for tenants, which he said should be directed to Mrs. Hadassah Marche, Abaco branch manager, at the Teachers and Salaried ited in Marsh Harbour, so that they can begin screening applicants. in here, it is an opportunity whereby lo cal Abaconians can set themselves aside been complaining all along that we do not get opportunities there it is, Rolle said, as he pointed toward the buildings. Lo cal people can become business people and improve themselves, so we are now taking applications. slee executives, namely Ashley H. Glin general superintendent, along with the board members were taken on a tour of the Moss said that the tour gave the members an opportunity to get a good feel of the size of the food store area, which is presently I said within the next two to three weeks, work, so knowing anyone you have right now as far as any utilities or infrastruc ture that they need in this would be a great time to get them in, he shared. One of the good things with where we are in the construction phase is getting to know the potential tenants, and who they are would help a lot in bringing some of what they need for their space if we can get it in while we are going rather than having to According to Moss, the building is also equipped with two elevators and three independent generators dedicated for ofunion building for security purposes. The parking area will be able to hold 200 plus site are non-issues, Moss said, because it Please see Co-Op Page 19

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March 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and oors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web site:abacomarbleandgranite.com Water and minor issuesBy Timothy Roberts tribution issue which was recently exacer bated by a leak in the Eastern Shores area of Marsh Harbour. According to Barrington Murphy, past week there has been a loss of pressure due to problems with one of the pumps in the Marsh Harbour area. He said, how sue; in fact we are producing well above demand. Residents at Eastern Shores and some in the Pelican Shores and Little Orchard area may have noticed reduced pressure levels. cludes four pumps, so the issue this past week only had a minor impact on the over all system, though persons in the area of the leak experienced a greater impact to their pressure levels. is an area that they are proud of and have paid close attention to. Just one building down from Building A is a proposed hardware store at 4,000 square ft., which offers a one-stop shop with additional stores that complete the The intent was to really bring a little of everything right to this central area here every type of business. The group also visited some of the the credit union building. Once completed later this year, Moss assured them that the complex will be at the forefront and will be seen as a contemporary among other centers on the island. For more information, Central & All Co-Op From Page 18 Business Parliamentary Secretary hears about Chambers concerns Six directors from the Abaco Cham ber of Commerce met with MP Renardo Curry, Parliamentary Secretary for Abaco, on February 11, 2013, to discuss topics of mutual concern and interest. The Chamber also offered its services to government to act as a go-between where consultation with the public or business community would be helpful and productive. ing the new terminal, squatter settlements, Marsh Harbour, the opportunity for Bahamians to bid and to work on the North Abaco Port project and other items. A primary goal was to meet Mr. economy forward. The cordial meeting meeting. This meeting is one of several the Chamber is hosting with various government agencies and staff in an effort to either work together on common issues or when appropriate. Attending were Chamber President Michael Albury and Directors Keith Bish op, Daphne de Gregory, David Ralph, Chris Roberts and Rosnell Parker-Sim mons. BREA on Abaco technology On Thursday, February 14, real tors from all over Abaco became part of a growing trend in the business and social community: video conferencing. In keeping with its schedule of monthly meetings for Abaco members, the Baha mas Real Estate Association, Abaco Chap between the board members of The Baha mas Multiple Listing Service and all of the active agents in Abaco. Since its inception, The Bahamas MLS has strived to provide a streamlined platform where agents and consumers can easily search and access information re garding listed properties for sale in the Bahamas. As a move to encourage participa tion and facilitate accuracy of information, MLS committee members Gino Maycock, addressed Abaco realtors via a Go-To Meeting platform. This software, along with reliable high speed internet, enabled live video chat among attendees, and instant messaging, as well as the ability for Mr. Maycock, the chairman of the MLS, to present the members with information regarding the tools available to agents, the implementation of utilizing these resources to better serve our clients. Abaco chapter, said The hope is that after Abaco will be able to continue to use this platform and engage other dynamic indi viduals that are active in the business of real estate and further educate themselves as to the new tools and technologies avail able. BREA Abaco operates locally as a sub-committee of the Bahamas Real Estate Association. Its goal is to promote real es tate in Abaco, encourage the use of BREA licensed agents by buyers and sellers, as well as support education and compliance among local agents. Island Luck manager presents cheque to Spring City Rockers Rory Major, Island Luck Abaco man ager, presented a $1,000-cheque to Colon Curry and Geoffrey Victor of the Spring City Rockers Junkanoo group on Feb. 14, which aided in their participation at the Love Rush 2013 Junkanoo Parade. Major said that Island Luck wants to continue supporting culture and festivals on the is land something they have been doing for the past three years. want to give back to the community, and give back to Junkanoo which is a big part of our culture, Major said. Despite recent challenges with the le galization of gambling in the country, he said they still look to show their support to youth and sporting events as well as those in need. Rush Junkanoo Parade, Major was excited to see what Junkanoo is about on Abaco. I am happy to be here, and I am happy to service Abaco. I wish the entire Junkanoo Committee and the Spring City Rockers all the best. C & C Accounting to assist start-up, small businesses C & C Accounting & Business Con sulting Services, owned by Charmaine Bonaby, offers services in accounting, ning and management consulting. The business ventures. Ms. Bonaby is looking forward to as sisting her clients with their accounting, plans are available for startup and existing businesses. Ms. Bonaby realized there was a need for this type of service because there are company but are unable to hire a full-time employee. However, she wants to help businessesrealize their greatest potential. Ms. Bonaby is a business degree graduate with 10 years of accounting and banking experience, and eventually, she plans to offer training workshops for per sons who want to improve their accounting and business skills. Contact Charmaine Bonaby mail:cbconsultants@live.com. She is 5:30 p.m., and is open to travelling to the cays to provide her services.

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2013 Groceries All you need & more! Fruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen FoodsPhone or Fax : 366-2022Mon. Fri. 7:30am 6pm l Sat 7:30am7pmThe Place to be is Cherokee!Cherokee Food Fair Sids Food StoreGroceries Toiletries SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Frozen Meat Dry and Canned Goods Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 Crime ReportAssault reported that his 8 year old son of Central Pines, Abaco, reported a bruise on the left side of his face and when questioned, he stated that an adult male hit him in his face with a stick. Police action requested. Police at the M.H.P.S. are continuing investigation into this matter.StealingAt 11:00am on 14th February, 2013, a 53 year old businessman of Dundas Town, Abaco, reported that sometime between 3:20pm on 13th February, 2013, unknown person/s entered his business establishment located Dundas Town, Abaco. The culprit stole the HP hard drive. The suspect in this matter is a former employee. Unit Abaco are continuing investigations into this matter.HousebreakingAt 5:05pm on 15th February, 2013, a 48 year old male of Forest Drive, Dundas Town, Abaco, reported that sometime between 11:30am and 5:30pm on same date some unknown person/s entered his house and stole one Toshiba TV with built in DVD player, one silver Coby DVD player, one play station 2 with games, one table top stove and one tank of gas. Police action requested. Unit Abaco are continuing investigations into this matter.StealingOn Saturday 16th february, 2013 at 10:50p.m, a 31 year old female of Mur phy Town, Abaco reported to the Marsh Harbour police station that she is the man ager of a local furniture store Abaco and that sometime between Monday 11.2.13 while during the annual inventory check of the store, the following items are missing four 45 televisions. Police action re quested. unit Abaco are continuing investigations into this matter.Sudden Death 8:40 p.m. Police at the Marsh Harbour Po lice Station received a telephone call from Drive, Dundas Town Abaco, who reported that he accidental shot a male friend while on a Hog hunting expedition approximate assistance requested. General Information. from the Marsh Harbour Police Station, the local doctor c/o Marsh harbour Gov ernment Clinic, Emergency Medical Team and Detectives from the Central Detective Unit Abaco Outpost visited the scene and Further information is that the deceased along with three other men were hunting for wild hogs when one of the men discharged his licence shotgun fatality injuring one of the men. Deceased Person. Haitian male of the Mud Marsh Harbour Abaco. The body of the deceased was pro nounced dead on the scene by local doctor c/o Marsh Harbour Government Clinic. The body was later secured at the morgue. of this incident. is assisting Police with its investigation into this matter. The family of the deceased was invision along with a number of local Pastors and Police Detectives. Investigations into this matter are being continued by Abaco Central Detective hama District. Sports on January 26 with two games played on COM UNITED and ABACO HEAT. AB ACOM UNITED won 2-1. The second game was disputed between FRESH and FLESH, two Marsh Harbour teams. FRESH won the match 31. ABACOM UNITED defeated the on February 2. FRESH also took a second The second game was won by the against the ABACO HEAT. The Abaco Soccer league is comprised of six teams, one from Treasure Cay, one from Hope Town and four from Marsh Harbour. Team Presidents and Coaches are excited about the start of the new season. A few friendly games had taken place before in anticipation of the Three teams have sponsors. Abacom United is sponsored by Abacom; Abaco Heat is the team of Fes Construction ComCharity helped put together the team called Fresh. The president of the Hope Town team, Ivnet Alcime is waiting for sponsors and Flesh do not have any business sup porting them. The President of the Abaco Football Association, Malcom Spicer, said that in is hoping to be able to complete the sched ule by May as Friday games are about to He is looking forward to a very excit ing season.Soccer Season stared late January Abacom United and Fresh ahead with two wins Abaco girls earn medals on road to CARIFTALilly and Albury Higgs of Hope Town posted golden results at a recent set of swim meets in Nassau. At the Atlantic Medical Invitation on Feb. 15 & 16 medaled in four events. Silver in 100 Breast. Silver in 50 Breast. Bronze in 200 Breast. Gold in the 200 IM. Albury Gold medal winner for The Ba hamas at the last CARIFTA Games did similarly well. Albury snagged four golds, a silver and a bronze in her events. Her and her parents are hopeful she continues building on her considerable success for a diving Moores Island Track Club receives donation from Scotiabank

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March 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 Artist Alton Lowe and writer Sandra Riley were very pleased with the turnout for their book signing event held at The Sand Dollar Shoppe on February 15. More than 100 people braved the rainy, cold weather to attend the function and support the work of these two talented people. The goal of the evening was to pres ent the new edition of their book The Lu to the public and to promote sales. All pro ceeds from the sale of this special edition will be used to jump start the fundraising efforts for a monument memorializing the Lucayan people to be placed in a central area of Marsh Harbour or Dundas Town. Mr. Lowe and Ms. Riley were very pleased at the amount of books purchased during the event which also continued during the following day. I am amazed that so many people came out in the rain, stat ed Mr. Lowe. All copies purchased during these two days were signed by both artist and author. This superb book The Lucayan Tai by Sandra Riley into the life and culture of the Lucayan settlers and has been beauti fully enhanced by the inclusion of many vibrant and well researched paintings by hamas Quincentennial but the new edition has been greatly enriched by additional research resulting in 40 additional pages and Lucayan Taino signed by author and artist at Sand Dollar Shoppe additional paintings. I have been as accurate as I possibly can because the history books which the children learn from in school are wrong and I like to get facts straight, stated au thor Riley. The book also contains a glos sary of Taino words, giving important in sight into their culture. Also included in the new edition is a DVD by Travis Neff; a docudrama based on the novella which is a dramatic exploration of the Lucayan Taino. Daphne de Gregory, of Abaco Neem, was delighted to have purchased one of these special editions and to support the artists. This is valuable information everyone should have, it is a great piece of Bahamian literature, she commented. Bru Brubaker, a frequent boater to Green Turtle Cay, also expressed his delight in It is a very enlightening history of The Lucayans and the pictures are stunning, he stated. On display was an eye catching bronze sculpture by James Mastin, longtime friend of Mr. Lowe and frequent visi tor to Green Turtle Cay. This model depicts a Taino family dancing in the water with the dolphins celebrating life and is the pre-cast for the life sized monument which been raised. The bronze sculpture will then be placed in a public place as a monument to think this monument will create tremen dous publicity for The Bahamas as there is no monument to the Lucayans anywhere in the world, stated Ms. Riley and Mr. Lowe. Sandra Riley is a historian, play wright, director, teacher and scholar and has written a previous history of The Bahamas, historical novels and also all the plaques for the Memorial Sculpture Garden at Green Turtle Cay. She assisted in the excavations of the Carleton Loyalist Settlement and the Miami Circle. Alton Lowe is a seventh generation Abaconian born on Green Turtle Cay. He is a world renowned artist with paintings in notable private collections throughout the world. He received his education in art in for Abaco and The Bahamas, he maintains his principal residence at his Green Turtle Please see Book Page 22

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2013 en-GBArea Code 242 unless listed otherwiseen-GB en-GB Island-wide Abaco Listingsen-GBAbaco Cottage + 114 hse 366-0576en-GB en-GBAbaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529en-GBCherokee Lee Pinder + 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075 en-GBGrand Cay Rosies Place 352-5458 en-GBGreen Turtle Cay Barefoot Homes 14 hse 577-4092 Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4247 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island Properties + 34 hse 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties + 34 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 en-GBGuana Cay Dive Guana + 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Guana Sunset Beach 13 units 365-5133 Ocean Frontier 6 cott 519-389-4846 Wards Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth Sands + 9 hse 365-5140 en-GBHope Town Abaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Crystal Villas 5 villas 321-452-0164 Elbow Cay Prop + 53 hse 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways + 63 hse 366-0224 Hope Town Inn 6 rm 4 Villas 366-0003 Hope T Villas + 3 hse 366-0266 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages + 4 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 6 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key + 43 hse 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557 en-GBHotels and House Rental Agentsen-GBLubbers Quarters Sea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121 en-GBMan-O-War Island Home Rentals + 2 hse 365-6048 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072 Waterway Rentals + 14 hse 365-6143 en-GBMarsh Harbour area Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719 Abaco Towns 16 apts 367-0148 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 Living Easy + 16 hse 367-2202 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Regattas 32 apts 577-6764 HG Christie + 11 hse 367-4151 en-GBSandy Point Oeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort 14 rm 366-4119 en-GBSpanish Cay Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083 en-GBTreasure Cay Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 5 units 877-786-8455 Treasure Cay Resort + 95 rms 365-8801 Marks Bungalows 4 units 365-8506 Abaco Estate Services + 365-8752 Island Dreams Rental + 357-6576 en-GBTurtle Rock Villas at Palmetto Beach 3 villas 262-820-1900 en-GB en-GBWood Cay Tangelo Hotel 14 rm 1 villa 365-2222 en-GBWeb Sites with Abaco Informationen-GB en-GB http://www.abaconian.comen-GB http://www.abacoinet.comen-GB http.//www.abacoinfo.comen-GB http.//www.abacocottage.comen-GB + agents with multiple cottages and housesen-GB http://www.abacos.comen-GB http://www.oii.neten-GB http://www.bahamas.comen-GBRev. March 2012 en-GBere & Back.....Againen-GBEFFECTIVE: JULY 2012en-GBPh: 242-367-0290 Fax: 242-367-0291 en-GBREGULAR FERRY SCHEDULEen-GB Marsh Harbour to Hope Townen-GB20 minute rideen-GB7:15am / 9:00am / 10:30am /12:15pm 2:00pmen-GB 4:00pm / 5:45pmen-GBHope Town to Marsh Harbouren-GB8:00am / 9:45am / 11:30am /1:30pm 3:00pmen-GB 4:00pm / 5:00pm / 6:30pmen-GBMarsh Harbour to Man-O-Waren-GB20 minute rideen-GB7:15 / 10:30am / 12:15pm / 2:30pm* en-GB 4:00pm / 5:45pmen-GB *Except Sundays and Holidaysen-GBMan-O-War to Marsh Harbour en-GB8:00am / 11:30am / 1:30pm /3:15pm* / 5:00pmen-GB *Except Sundays and Holidaysen-GBMarsh Harbour to Scotland/Guana Cayen-GB30 minute rideen-GB6:45am / 10:30am / 1:30pm /3:30pm 5:45pmen-GBScotland/Guana Cay to Marsh Harbouren-GB8:am / 11:30am / 2:30pm / 4:45pm / 6:30pmen-GBAny stops outside the main harbour will be aen-GB minimum charge of two persons. Two persons or overen-GB will remain at regular charge.en-GBDuring the month of August through December there en-GB are some adjustments made to the schedule.en-GB You are advised to contact the oce for any changes.en-GBREGULAR FERRY FARESen-GBOne Way: $17.00en-GB Round Trip Open Return: $27.00en-GB Children 6-11: Half Priceen-GB Children 5 and under: Freeen-GB Hope Town and Man-O-War ferries depart fromen-GB the Ferry Dock at Crossing Beach. en-GB Guana /Scotland Cay depart from the Conch Inn.en-GB Prices subject to change without notice.en-GBAlburys Ferry ServiceCay home. Mr. Lowe founded the Albert Lowe Museum and also the Loyalist Sculpture Garden on Green Turtle Cay. were also on display and were admired by the patrons of this special event. His paintings are stunning with vibrant co lours, attention to detail and his remark able technique gives them an almost three dimensional quality. One feels one could er petals and smell their fragrance they are so realistic. As with the painting of his family pet, the dog, it was hard to resist going up to stroke it. His seascapes, landscapes and Junkanoo characters also elicited great praise from his admirers for their brilliant true to life almost photographic quality. Artist Anthony Morley is a great admirer fact that he has stayed at home and paints Bahamian subjects. His colours are vibrant and his pictures jump off the wall, he stated. Another artist, Claudette Dean, was visiting from Freeport. She describes herwork but she is a big fan of his. I love his vourite of mine. I also love his landscapes many of which have a dreamy, fairy tale feeling, she commented. The books, The Lucayan Taino, The ue to be on sale at The Sand Dollar Shoppe in Marsh Harbour with all proceeds going towards the Lucayan monument. They will also be on sale at the Albert Lowe Museum on Green Turtle Cay. Mr. Lowe and Ms. Riley hope to organize further book signBook From Page 21 Junkanoo committee receives donation FRIENDS launches Go Native! campaign Abaco boasts a wide variety of plants, animals, and other living things. This is our biological diversity or biodiversity for short. Unfortunately, our biodiversity is currently under threat from habitat destruction and invasive species. And, as our health is directly related to the health of the environment, that means we are also under threat. Friends of the Environment has started a project called Go Native!. This project supports the planting of native plants for landscaping and encourages businesses and homeowners to remove invasive plants and replace them with natives. In addition to affecting biodiversity and taking over na tive habitat, some invasive plants, such as Casuarina, also accelerate erosion. To join the Go Native program, all you have to do is send us a photo of you removing Hawaiian seagrape (and other inthen give you some native plants to help you get started, and a cool sign that says Gone Native! to show your participa and Facebook page to help encourage oth ers to participate. Go Native program is The Abaco Inn on Elbow Cay. In an effort to improve the grounds, manager Tom Hazel has removed 60 truckloads of Hawaiian seagrape! This is an impressive commitment to the envi ronment, for which we applaud The Abaco Inn. FRIENDS looks forward to further partnership with The Abaco Inn and other planting native. If you, your business or place of em ronment by Going Native!, please contact Friends of the Environment or visit our website for more information. This project is supported by the GEF Small Grants Pro-

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March 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive Shops Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour ..................... 367-2963 Above & Below, Marsh Harbour ................................. 367-0350 Dive Abaco Since1978, Marsh Harbour ..................... 367-2787 Dive Time, Man-O-War................................................365-6235 Froggies, Hope Town ................................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay ...................................... 365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay ....................................... 365-4411 Dive Guana ................................................................ 365-5178Man-O-War Dive Shop ................................................365-6013 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 Cruise Abaco. .................................................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ...................... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals ...................................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars .................. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals .......................................... 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ......................................... 367-4887 The Moorings Boat Rentals ............................. .367-4000 Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental .................. 365-4411 C & D Cart Rental ............................................. 365-4084 Cruising Cart Rentals ........................................ 365-4065 D & P Cart Rental ............................................. 365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals ....................................... 365-4119 Kool Karts ........................................................ 365-4176 Reef Boat Rentals ............................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes ...................................... 365-4147 Sunset Marine & Boat Rental............................577-0155 T & A Cart Rentals ............................................ 375-8055 Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............................... 365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes ................................. 365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals ..................................... 354-5175 Lubbers Quarters Cruise Abaco ............................................. 321-220-8796 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals .................................. 365-6502 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals ................................. 365-6024 Waterways Boat Rental ................ 357-6540 & 365-6143 Cats Paw Boat Rentals ..................................... 366-0380 Elbow Cay Cart ................................................. 366-0530 Hope Town Cart Rentals .................................. 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals .......................................... 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals .............................. 366-0282 J Rs Cart Rental ................................................ 366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals ............................................ 366-0069 Adventure on Prozac Kayak ............................ 365-8749 Blue Marlin Rentals. ......................................... 365-8687 Cashs Carts ...................................................... 365-8771 Cornish Car Rentals .......................................... 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals ............................................... 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals ........................................... 365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks ............................. 365-8749 Visitors Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Abaco Pizza. ................................ $ .................. 367-4488 Anglers ................................... $$$ .................. 367-2158 Curly Tails ............................... $$$ .................. 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 Abaco Inn .............................. $$$ .................. 366-0133 Capn Jacks ................................ $$ .................. 366-0247 Harbours Edge ......................... $$ .................. 366-0087 H T Coee House (B & L) .............. $ ................. .366-0760 H T Harbour Lodge .................. $$$ .................. 366-0095 Munchies .................................... $ .................. 366-0423 OnDa Beach .............................. $$ .................. 366-0558 Sea Spray ............................... $$ .................. 366-0065 Sugar Shack + ............................ $ .................. 366-0788 Petes Pub .................................. $$ .................. 366-3503 Cracker Ps ................................. $$ .................. 366-3139 Bradleys on the Harbour ............. $ .................. 365-6380 Dockn Dine ................................. $ .................. 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar ................ $ .................. 365-6501 Bakers Bay Market Place ...... $$$ .................. 612-1021 Grabbers ................................... $$ .................. 365-5133 Nippers ..................................... $$ ................. 365-5143 Orchid Bay ............................... $$$ .................. 365-5175 Coco Beach Bar & Grill. ................ $ .................. 365-8470 Florences Cafe ............................. $ ................. .365-8354 Spinnaker Restaurant ............. $$$ .................. 365-8469 Touch of Class ........................ $$$ .................. 365-8195 Treasure Sands Club ................ $$$ ................. .365-9385 Blu House ............................. $$$ .................. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro ...................... $$ .................. 365-4200 Green Turtle Club .................... $$$ .................. 365-4271 Harveys Island Grill ................... $$ .................. 365-4389 Lizard Bar & Grill........................$$...................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 .............................. $$ .................. 365-4060 Nancys ...................................... $$ .................. 366-4120Everyone reads The Abaconian 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 Abaco Family Medicine, Marsh Harbour ..................... 367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic ................................ 367-0020 Integrated Medical Center .......................................... 367-1304 Emergency ............................................... 458-1234 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre ................................... 367-0049 Government Clinic, Marsh Harbour ........................... 367-2510 Corbett Clinic, Treasure Cay ........................................ 365-8288 Government Clinic, Coopers Town ............................. 365-0300 Government Clinic, Green Turtle Cay .......................... 365-4028 Government Clinic, Hope Town .................................. 366-0108 Government Clinic, Sandy Point ................................. 366-4010 Government Clinic, Fox Town ..................................... 365-2172 Blu House ....................... 45 ......... F ......... 365-4200 Green Turtle Club .............. 32 ......... F ......... 365-4271 Black Sound Marina .......... 15 ..................... 365-4531 Other Shore Club ............... 12 ......... F ......... 365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service ........... 10 ......... F ......... 365-4033 Leeward Yacht Club............ 26.........F...........365-4191 Treasure Cay Marina ........ 150 ......... F ......... 365-8250 Man-O-War Marina .......... 26 ......... F ......... 365-6008 Boat Harbour Marina ...... 183 ......... F ......... 367-2158 Conch Inn .......................... 75 ......... F ......... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina ........ 36 ......... F ......... 367-2182 Mangoes Marina ............... 29 ..................... 367-4255 Marsh Harbour Marina ...... 52 ......... F ......... 367 2700 Hope Town Marina ............ 16 ..................... 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways ................................ 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina .............. 6 ......... F ......... 366-0154 Sea Spray .......................... 60 ......... F ......... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Marina ........... 75 ......... F ......... 365-0083 Bakers Bay Marina .......... 158 ......... F ......... 365-5802 Guana Hide-aways ............ 37 ..................... 577-0003 Orchid Bay ......................... 64 ........ F ......... 365-5175Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental ....................... 475-9616 ................ 367-2936 ......................... 367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure ............................... 577-0004 ..................... 367-0350 Adventure on Prozac T Cay ............................ 365-8749 ...................... 365-4411 ........................... 365-8506 .......... 367-2787 ............. 366-0024 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 Abaco Air .............................................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters ........................................................ 367-3450 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 Albert Lowe Museum ................................ Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits .. Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden .................... Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum ................. Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station .................................... Hope Town Swim Mermaid Reef o Marsh Harbour ........ Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole ........... Treasure Cay farm road Art studio & working foundry ...................... Little Harbour Working boatyards ..................................... Man-O-War cay Bring errors & revisions to our attention Revised 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. Note: 4:30 pm trip to GTC not on Sundays ** Note: 4:30 pm trip will be made from New Plymouth only Between Abaco & Grand Bahama Summer Schedule only (April to Dec) Sandy Point & Nassau Every Friday & Sunday, except holidays, under 4 hours. Call 225-3376 or 366-4119 Call for rates. Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 30 minutes Marsh Harbour Jody Albury ............... 375-8068 Sidney Albury ............ 477-5996 Richard Albury .......... 367-0367 Terrance Davis .......... 375-8550 Buddy Pinder ............ 366-2163 Justin Sands ............. 367-3526 Danny Sawyer .......... 367-3577 Jay Sawyer ............... 367-3941 North Abaco ODonald McIntosh ... 477-5037 Alexander Rolle ........ 365-0120 Edward Rolle ............ 365-0024 Herbert Thurston ...... 365-2405 Sandy Point Valantino Adderley .... 366-4323 Anthony Bain ............ 366-4107 Derek Gaitor ............. 366-4249 Nicholas Roberts ...... 366-4486 Treasure Cay Capt. Joe Pritchard ... 559-9117 Casaurina Point Junior Albury ............... 366-3058 Cherokee Noel Lowe ................... 366-2107 Marty Sawyer .............. 366-2115 Randy Sawyer ............ 366-2284 Will Sawyer ................. 366-2177 Crossing Rocks Tony Russell ............... 366-3259 Green Turtle Cay Rick Sawyer ................ 365-4261 Ronnie Sawyer ........... 365-4070 Hope Town Maitland Lowe ............ 366-0234 Tom Albury .................. 366-3141 Man-O-War David Albury ............... 365-6502 Charter Fishing Boats Lucky Strike Hope Town ..................... 366-0101 Sea Gull Hope Town ........................... 366-0266 A Salt Weapon Hope Town ................. 366-0245 Down Deep ........................................... 366-3143 Local Boy .............................................. 366-0528 Back Breaker ........................................ 365-5140 Agape Family Dental, Marsh Harbour..........................367-4355 Diamante Dental, Marsh Harbour................................367-4968 Man O War Dental Clinic..............................................365-6508 Abaco Island Pharmacy, Marsh Harbour......................367-2544 Chemist shoppe, Marsh Harbour.................................367-3106 Caribbean Veterinary Centre, Marsh Harbour..............367-3551 Island Veterinary Clinic, Marsh Harbour......................367-0062

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March 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 5 MARCH 1st, 2013 By Mirella Santillo A student of Forest Heights Academy the senior category of the Rotary Club of Abacos Speech Competition. Her victory allowed the Trophy to return to FHA from the previous years winners SC Bootle High School. FHA held the trophy two years ago. Davantee Tate from Moores Island Division. Central Abaco Primary Schools Tanae Roberts won the Primary Division category. For over twenty years the annual Ro tary Club of Abacos Speech Competition, created by Rotarian Hugh Cottis in 1989, had given the students of Abaco the oppor tunity to learn how to express their opinion in public and to sharpen their oral skills. This year, twenty four students from private and public schools, from as far north as Coopers Town and as far south as Moores Island, gathered at St Andrews Methodist Church on February 13 to par ticipate in the event. The competition was preceded by re marks by the District of Education Super intendent, Dr. Lenora Black, who said she was proud to work among students who Students debate to win Rotary Clubs Hugh Cottis Trophy Junior Junkanooers bring their best By Canishka Alexander Enthusiastic Junkanoo fans lined Don Mackay Boulevard for the 2013 Junior Junkanoo Parade as the streets came alive on Feb. 22. With the persistent pounding of goat skin drums, dancers and members from local schools performed to the rhyth mic beat in a frenzied splash of colourful costumes. Exuberant banners introduced each school and proclaimed religious, mythical and cultural themes while participants ex ecuted synchronized dance moves in their symbolic attire. Fictitious worlds were created with the appearance of unicorns and cupids, pharaohs and queens adorned in silk headdresses and exquisite regalia, magic carpets, the legendary Snow White carried by the dwarfs, a horse-drawn car riage, and seaside warriors from the Kingdom of Atlantis. There was also a bit of island hop ping aboard vessels and airplanes, a trib ute to the late Percy Archer as a Junkanoo Icon as well as the reinforcement of Jesus message of love to all the children of the world. Once the Junior Junkanoo Parade was completed, the Senior Junkanoo Parade was held the following night. As the time drew near for the announcement of this years winners, William Davis, chairman, and Ishmael Stretch Morley of the Junk their support of Junkanoo this year. Mor Please see Junior Page 2 from ACH, the falcons creative and well made costumes won the evening. Above: a costume (part of their Island Hopping theme, Above: the top three students competing in the high school division stand with their trophies. Frst: Jannajah Boodle Forest Heights Academy; Second Joshua Robins St. Francis de Sales Catholic School; third, Kirkland McIntosh Abaco Central High School. Leslie Please see Speech Page 8

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2013 ley announced the much-anticipated results for the Junior Junkanoo 2013 Parade. In the Primary School Division C category were J.A. Pinder Primary School and Crossing Rocks Primary School. The groups were judged on banner, execution of theme, costume, music, group perfor mance and choreographed dancers. J.A. Pinder came second with 1434 points. Amassing a total of 1778 points was Cross In the B Category, Fox Town Pri mary School placed second with 2422 with 2432 points. Central Abaco Primary A because they had no competition. Wesley College placed second with 760 points in the All Age School Category, 769 points. For the High School Category, 2747 points were awarded to Abaco Central High School for a second-place win. Accumulating 2890 points, Forest Heights row. Davis said that the weekend had been a total success, and that both nights were well attended. He was pleased that the level of competition was excellent, and that the events as a whole gives our island a huge economic stimulus during what is considered a slow period. Davis added that next year there will be a preschool division and primary divi sion as well as an All Age school and high school division to conform to the national standard. Although Davis observed that Junior Junkanoo had been excellent, it was unfortunate that Abaconians came out late, so they got off to a late start to prevent the children from performing in front of empty bleachers. It would have been wrong to allow the kids to practice so hard, and do such amazing work to perform in front of no body, Davis explained. We wanted them to have a great time, we wanted them to be Junior From Page 1 supported, we wanted them to show their hard work, and we wanted them to step lively. You realize that even the ones who made the second lap, they were high en ergy because their work was being appre ciated. Above: the ACH brass section was a highlight of the event. Forest Heights, which won the high school category for the second year, featured many unique scenes. Bahamasair (above) Above: even the younger students were feeling the beat. Below: TC Primary took 1st in B Category.

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Group packages are also of fered to schools, church groups, and civic organizations. Bekera Taylor stated that schools can plan a day for their students to have a down-day or they can have a movie day at the Center as a fundraiser for the school. The Center can comfortably seat 350 perSchool & Youth News By Canishka Alexander Abaco Central High Schools (ACH) Language Department held its 3rd Annual Writers Workshop on Feb.4. A display of some of the students work was fastened to a nearby tree. Yasmin Glinton, Language Arts namic lineup. Glintons poetic words centered on family, love, the fate of Palestin ian women, and the main inspiration for most of her poetry: her mother. In a poem called Her Voice is my Di rection, Glinton talked about a phone con versation with her mother that sent shocks in my skin, her righteousness burns me, she be rebirthing the skin she born me in. all my paths leading me back to where I every shade of myself and all of our futures, she recited, with a tray of scones and a mug brimming with hot chocolate saying: Baby, welcome home. Next in line was Jason Evans, an ani mator, who is working at Garnell Limp eres-Dawkins Island Waves Community Centre for a year. He invited the students to be a part of the Comedy Improv show practice sessions on Tuesdays at the center. who told lies with a twisted tongue. The lies drove him to a point where he cried out for his sanity, and had to move on in order to put her out of his head, his soul, and his mind. Local, national writers attend Annual Writers Workshop at ACHSoon the drummer began to pound out a rhythmic tone for Evans next act, which was a song called Chickcharney. Skit written by another Bahamian artist. Poet Annischa Cock from Minneapo lis was the third presenter. Cock was born to an American father and a Bahamian mother from New Providence. She shared poetry written by other authors from all around the world like Langston Hughes Theme for English B, Nikki Giovannis Legacy, Ian Gregory Strachans Abaco Excursion, as well as poetry by Gwendolyn Brooks and Lucille Clifton. Her poems were labeled: Fourth Generation and Meditating on the Un born. Another Language Arts teacher Stacia Pitt contributed a collaboration of a poem and painting called Tears of the Fetus, which depicts the cries of an unborn child pleading with its mother to live and to have a future. rows, CEO of Collage Entertainment, which is a multimedia production and talent agency founded in The Bahamas. Ac cording to Collage Entertainments Web site at http://www.collagedem.com, Burrows is an uprising actor, scriptwriter, director and producer. While at ACH, Burrows fully en gaged the students in a role play activity on the power of writing a script, and showing them samples of his work like the Stop Likin Man (SLM) series and the Get tant steps to writing a good script beginning with a good story, and cross referenc ing to ensure others will approve. Burrows told students that the begin ning of the script has to capture the audi ence, while the body tells deeper aspects of the story. By the time the scriptwriter comes to the conclusion, also called the apex or climax, everything should be brought to a closure. If your script is a good read, it will be good to watch, Burrows assured. The presenters were given gifts for their participation, and Ruby Rolle, Language Arts teacher, gave the vote of thanks. ACH Principal Ricardo Ferguson and the entire Language Arts Department Staff were commended for another successful writer's workshop. Above: Yasmine Glinton, Language Arts teacher at ACH, spoke about family, love, humanitarian plights and her biggest inspi ration: her mother. sons. They can create a package for any budget to include a movie only or movie and food. Theme features are also avail able upon request. Recent and classic movies can be se lected from their gallery of movies. The Center can also host meetings, birthday parties, conferences, seminars, concerts and similar events. Interested persons can contact the Center by calling 458-6314. Group movies can be scheduled any day from Monday to Saturday. Central Abaco Primary wins Grade Four Spelling BeeBy Samantha Evans Twenty-two students took part in the Grade Four Spelling Bee held on Friday February 15, 2013 beginning at 10am at St. Andrews Methodist Church Hall. The students spent eight rounds on the Seen List of Words before moving to the Unseen List at which time the words got harder as they moved from Grade Four to Grade Five words. The results for this Spelling Bee were announced in an unusual way. The second and third place contestants being named. This took place because the second and third place contestants spelled their words incorrectly resulting in the win ner being given a second word which she spelled correctly. The battle was then on for second and third place. At the end of the competition the top three contestants were named as follows: in third place was Darrinique Stuart of Moores Island, in second place was Eddison Saunders of Crossing Rocks Primary and the winner was Kaitlyn Francis of Central Abaco Primary School. Her coach was Rochelle Russell. Dr. Lenora Black encouraged schools to continue their Spelling Clubs and teach them the skills needed for them to become great spellers. The judges for this event were Samantha V. Evans, Melissa Newbold and Eunice Mills. The Pronouncer was Sandy Edwards and the Dictionary Consultant was Beatrice Moxey. Organizer of the event was Felemease Sawyer.

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March 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 School & Youth News CAPS students adapt excellence as a lifestyleBy Samantha Evans with the Guidance Department of Central Abaco Primary School hosted the grade John the Baptist Anglican Church Hall on Don Mackay Blvd. on Wednesday February 20 from 9:30am to 2:00pm. The theme chosen for this event was Adopting Excel lence as a Lifestyle. The purpose of this seminar was to foster excellence in each area of their lives and to encourage self-motivation. This is such a venture with the intention of providing additional educational and motivational enrichment for them. There were four speakers on this day who all spoke on topics that would help the student to adapt an excellent lifestyle. The cationwho spoke on the Importance of Obeying Rules. Ms. Sawyer spoke to them about obeying school rules and the laws of soci ety. She told them that if they do not obey rules now that there will be consequence to their actions later. The second speaker was Whitney Bain Youth Pastor at Church of the Lat ter Rain who spoke on the theme chosen for the seminar. He spoke to them about excellence, the importance of setting goals, and remaining focused. He provided them with information and practical examples to help them see excellence in themselves. He the mid-term break to get feedback from people who know them. Once they com be prepared by Mr. Bain and given to each student to frame and display to keep them focused. The third speaker was C. Claudia Rolle-White who spoke to theme on the topic Personal Hygiene and Grooming. She spoke to them about keeping their body and uniform clean, wearing deodorant, grooming their body well and what to do when they go through changes in life which can affect the way they feel and smell such as during puberty. She also had a session with the girls and boys separate ly. They were all given a packet with information to help them groom themselves. Child Abuse and What to do if You Experience Abuse. The school counselor, Samantha V. Evans, was the presenter. She spoke on four types of abuse includ ing sexual, physical, neglect and emotional abuse. She gave the students some tips on what to changes to look for to determine if their family or friends are being abused and what to do if abuse takes place. Throughout the day, the students took part in trivia games and other fun activi ties. The teachers were very pleased with the information shared with the students at the seminar and look forward to them becoming more responsible in their school work, behavior, and choices. By Canishka Alexander Last month, Majority Rule Day was marked by a special event at Grand Cay All Age School. The observation of the day was highlighted with a special assem bly to inform and educate the students, teachers and the community about the his tory that caused this day to be prominent. Principal Arnald Cooper emphasized the importance and necessity for everyone to know where we came from in order to un derstand where we are going. It was also necessary for us to pay the type of political existence we have today possible, he added. It was therefore a pleasure for us to do all we could to effectively execute the mandate given us by the Department of Education to highlight 1967, and how it changed the educational, social, political and economic landscape of The Bahamas. Invitees to the special assembly were council members, community group lead ers, pastors and parents, who witnessed a well-organized and well-executed program. The very talented and not-so-shy Ieasha Saunders, a student from Grade 9, chaired the program. The message on Majority Rule from the Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes was read by Mr. Cooper, and set the tone for what was planned on the program. Students from various grades willingly participated in the items on the program to send the message of Majority Rule. The program featured Bahamian songs such as the prominent Going down Burma Road, a skit on Majority Rule, and a dance. After the assembly, students viewed an exhibition depicting photos of the many events that led to Majority Rule. Students also worked on projects and essays about Majority Rule in The Bahamas. Mr. Cooper said that everyone worked extremely hard to make this event a reality, and for that, they were grateful. He surmised: God has truly blessed us with a very talented community.Grand Cay students participate in Majority Rule Day Principal Arnald Cooper of Grand Cay All Age School with Mr. Redwin Miller, a community elder. Mr. Cooper said that Mr. Miller can always be counted on to attend every single function held at the school.

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2013 School & Youth News By Canishka Alexander On Feb. 1, Grand Cay All Age School held its in-house Sports Day with represen tation from three teams: Lignum Vitae, Yellow Elder and Blue Marlin. Principal Arnald Cooper said that even though the school does not have a properly-paved track, they make good use of what they have. parents, teachers and students alike were Sports Day brings Grand Cay All Age School, community togetheroverly excited, Mr. Cooper commented. and spoon, discus, shot put, and the threelegged race, and even though the power went out for almost the entire day, we did not allow that to stop the show. In the end, Lignum Vitae proved vic torious with Blue Marlin placing second and Yellow Elder in third. Mr. Cooper said the Sports Day was a major accom plishment in the Grand Cay community and students came together in a way that was never before seen. They were all competing against one another a community spirit was in deed felt. This I feel is the beginning of something great, and would not have been possible without having a dedicated and committed staff like Grand Cay has, he observed. So at the end of the day, I guess we all won. Above: The Lignum Vitae team from Grand Cay All Age School. Though their team won the most events, according to Principal Cooper everyone in the community won that day. Myriad Community Center launches school By Samantha Evans Myriad Community Center has been open for approximately one year. The Center has been making an impact within the community, especially in the lives of disenfranchised children. Recently, Bekera Taylor launched a new incentive for schools where she delivers free movie passes to teachers to give to students who are doing well in school as an incentive for bettering performance. She realizes that schools are on a very tight budget and may not always be able to purchase tokens for students so she decided to help out in this regard. To date, only two schools have taken advantage of the passes: Central Abaco Primary School and St. Francis de Sales School. The movies can be seen on Saturdays from Noon until. Movies are shown every two hours. Besides this, she also invites parents to drop their children to the Cen ter to watch movies while they shop, clean the house, or just spend some time relaxing time at home. Schools that want to receive incentive movie tickets can call 458-6314. Banner and Cheer Competition held at Long Bay SchoolBy Samantha Evans On Wednesday February 20, 2013, Long Bay School held its Banner and Cheer Competitions at the school begin ning at 10am. The school has four houses and they joined forces for this event to in crease their numbers. The yellow and blue houses paired up and the red and green houses paired up. Each team had to create a unique banner that represented them. They were judged on originality, creativity, execution and overall beauty of the banner. The cheer was judged on originality, creativity, execution, music and song. The winner of the banner and cheer competi tion was the same team: yellow and blue houses with 75 points. Cross Country Race held at Long Bay SchoolBy Samantha Evans The Cross Country Race started at 10:00am on Friday February 15, 2013. The route the students and staff of Long Bay School took was from the school East onto Forest Drive to the roundabout then they turned north onto Crocket Drive to Queen Elizabeth Drive then west onto Queen Elizabeth Drive to Godfrey Cooper Street. Finally they turned south onto Godfrey Cooper Street then back to the school. The race was long but the students were great troopers as always. A winner was Please see Race Page 7 Call: 242-365-4695 or Voip: 561-207-7212 E-Mail: info@greenturtlerealestate.comwww.greenturtlerealestate.com

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March 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 en-GBOCEAN BLUE PROPERTIES Member B.R.E.A. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas en-GB en-GB Sales, Rentals and Property Management ON GREEN TURTLE CAY: NEW!!! 19,000 sq.ft. lot within walking distance of Coco Bay Beach and public dock. Two wells on property Owner nancing available. Owner will consider trade for suitable US property in South Florida, preferably the Keys. Recently built block construction two story waterfront furnished home on Coco Bay. Second Floor Honeymoon Penthouse with one bedroom and one bath oers stunning views of Coco Bay. Ground oor has two bedrooms and one bath. Internet throughout. Just 20 steps to beach. Lushly landscaped with over 50 coconut trees. with 7,000 sq.ft. of land,with 28,000 sq.ft. of land NEW!!! Beachfront lot at Coco Bay 82 x 109. Just steps to public dock. Completely re-furbished 115 year old historic wood building centrally located in the heart of New Plymouth. Commercial/or residential use. Excellent tenant in place .Short walk to Settlement Creek and ferry service. Parking area. Large two story commercial building in the heart of historic New Plymouth. Shop/ oce space on ground oor. Two furnished two bedroom one bath apartments on second oor with good rental history and sea views. Parking space. Three bedrooms two and a half baths spacious home with swim/spa. Close to Atlantic Ocean Beach and public dock. Rear of property fronts onto large private pond surrounded by dedicated reserve. NEW!!! Two elevated waterfront parcels on the Blu overlooking the Sea of Abaco. Stunning sunsets. Approximately 1/4 acre each with 85 each on the water. Naturally deep water for a dock. Priced to sell TOGETHER for a total of $ + 7 1/2% to close1 1/2 acre parcel with sea views in Coco Bay 100 year old two bedroom one bath basically furnished cottage. Located in the heart of the settlement of New Plymouth. Spacious rear patio. Golf cart parking. Just steps from public dock; ferry; restaurants and shops. Owner re-locating. Furnished two master bedrooms with A/C, waterfront hilltop cottage. Kit/liv/din, cable TV, dock, overlooking Settlement Creek Rustic furnished two bedroom two bath cottage sea to sea on White Sound and the Sea of Abaco. A/C in bedrooms. Kit/liv/dining great room. Share in private dock. Great swimming and sunsets. Very private. Only accessible by boat. Located a mile from the historic town of New Plymouth. School & Youth News named from each grade level and points given to the various houses at the school. school boys was Jeremiah Dean of Blue ry school boys was Alex Joseph of Green boys was Rufus Martin of Blue House and the winner for the senior school boys was Brenton Davis of Yellow House. school girls was Brianna Pubien for Red House and the upper primary school win ner was Alyssa of Blue House. The winners for the junior and high schools were Tanisha Gelin of Red House and Luse Mara Gay of Green House re spectively.Race From Page 6 S. C. Bootle High School updates media center Press Release According to Principal Huel Moss, S. C. Bootle High School has just com Center setup by having 10 networked PCs installed. Computer teachers Norbelus Bustemante-Perez and Tiska Johnson com Over the years, several graduating classes have contributed to the school by purchasing gifts toward the completion of the Media Center and these would have included a Promethean Board, a 48-inch chairs, an audio-visual console on wheels, assistance with the 10 Internet-ready, networked computer systems, a heavy-duty printer, LCD projector, projector screen, two laptops, a DVD player/recorder and an easel. Today, Moss said that the Media Center is one of the busiest rooms on the campus and is booked out by teachers for just about every period of the day. The teachers and students have emstudents making full use of the latest additions to the Media Center. braced the technology especially as it relates to professional development such as electronic grading and record keeping as well as online courses; developing research skills; homework initiatives; and observ ing live national and international events to name a few, Moss said. S. C. Bootle High School is thankful to those who have contributed for us to get to this point. Rest assured that the Center will be used fully to advance excellence in education for years to come. James A. Pinder names their Student of the YearBy Samantha Evans Nickael Roberts is the Student of the Year for James A. Pinder Primary School 2013. He is a well-mannered, friendly, obedient and unique individual who does not allow anything or anyone deter him from striving for excellence. At school, he is involved with the Spanish Club, School Choir, the Drama Club, and Sports where he has won several medals in various sporting events at the Inter-house and District Sports Levels over the years. He is a dependable and reliable young man who makes himself available whenever he is needed; including Public Holidays and Summer Time. He is also a member of the School Safety Team. Nickael is always willing Additionally, he is an active member in his church and participates in Youth Month activities and Summer Camps. Because of his efforts, Nickael was chosen as HeadBoy and Most Outstanding Male in the School. He has been on the Honour Roll in 2011 and aims to become an accomplished man when his school years have ended. He also wrote a poem to celebrate this years Majority Rule celebration. Grade six students equipped with tools for successBy Samantha Evans Facing Challenges; Overcoming Barriers was the theme penned for the students of Central Abaco Primary School. The Grade Six teachers in conjunction with the Guidance Department planned and hosted them to a powerful one day seminar at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church Hall on Don Mackay Blvd. on Wednesday January 16 from 9am to 2:30pm. The purpose of this seminar was to equip the students with the tools they need to successfully complete grade six and ad vance to junior high school. The assistance of persons from key sectors in the commu nity was sought to make this day a success by providing educational, motivational and uplifting information. The speakers for the day included: Dr. Lenora Black -Superin tendent of Education, Ricardo Ferguson -Principal of Abaco Central High School, Nurse Ticia McKinney of Marsh Harbour geant Jocelyn Smith of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, and Youth Pastor Kyle John son of First Assembly of God. Dr. Black spoke on the topic Expec tations and Requirements at the Grade Six Level. She told the students that at this level they are expected to achieve great things, be disciplined and pay attention to details in their preparation of self and school work. She further encouraged them to make a personal commitment in respect their education, write it down and refer back to it often to ensure that they are on track. She told them to let today be a new day of achievement. Principal Ferguson spoke on the topic Expectations and Preparation for Grade Seven. He spoke about some of his experiences in high school and how one of his teachers did not speak positively into his life but he decided that he was going to succeed. He shared his journey to college, the challenges he faced and how he overcame them to become a successful teacher now principal. He told the students that your destiny is your destiny. He reminded them that they can do anything they put their mind too but they have to separate themselves from the crowd. He told them what they can expect if they come to Abaco Central High School for Grade 7 in September. Nurse McKinney spoke on the topic Personal Hygiene and Grooming. Her presentation was very personal as she told the students that personal hygiene and grooming can prevent illness, improve appearance, and result in more social accep tance. She spoke about each individually and involved the students. Sergeant Smith spoke about School Violence, Repercussions and Prevention. lence, various forms of school violence, the repercussions and what they can do to prevent becoming a part of school violence (and violence in general). She told them about some of the school-based and community initiatives Urban Renewal 2.0 has on the horizon such as Renew, Bahamas Scouts, the After-school Drill Core Program, and the Green Space Conservation. who was the motivational speaker for the day. As a young man who was raised in The Bahamas and the United States, he faced many challenges including the death of his mother, choosing inappropriate friends, and not graduating from school graduate without him. His presentation was very student friendly and uplifting. According to the teachers, the event was a huge success. They are looking for ward to the students embracing all of the challenges that come with Grade 6 and overcoming them one at the time. The Grade Level Coordinator for Grade 6 is Eleanor Hield.

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2013 School & Youth News en-GBDr. Arthur Clarke: en-GB March 1st en-GB Dr. Carnille Farquharson;en-GB Family Medicineen-GB Mar13th, 20th & 27then-GB Dr. Winston Forbes;en-GB Cardiology/Internal Medicineen-GB Call for datesen-GB Dr. F. Bartlett; en-GBPediatricsen-GB Call for datesen-GB Dr. Lucio Pedro; en-GB Obstetrics/Gynecologyen-GB Mar 2nden-GB Dr. Timothy Williams,en-GB General Practiceen-GB Call for datesen-GB Dr. N. Akazie, en-GBCall for datesen-GB Dr. Marc Binard,en-GB General Practice & Internal en-GB Medicine Mar 4th 15then-GB Dr. George Charit;en-GB General Practice, Wound en-GB Care & Hyperbaric Medicine, Daily en-GB Dr. Rogers;en-GB Opthamologisten-GB Call for dates Dr. George Charit en-GBMEDICAL DIRECTOR en-GBIntegrated Medical Centeren-GBis pleased to announce the scheduleen-GB of Clinics for March 2013 Walk in Welcome Same D ay Appointments No Long Waits N o referrals needed en-GBThe place where complete healing beginsen-GBen-GB e-mail: imcabaco@gmail.com en-GBSLEEP APNEA TESTING NOW AVAILABLE &en-GB STAT IN-HOUSE BLOOD RESULTS en-GBTO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT CALL OUR FRIENDLY STAFFen-GB had made a commitment to excellence and that she expected a competitive round in each Division. She acknowledged Rotarys the Club shared in the overall mission of the Department. She wished the best to all the students and urged them to continue to inspire their friends and their classmates. Nine children entered the Primary School Division, telling the judges and the audience why Manners make a Man. Some kids were more articulate than others in their presentations, but they all agreed that good manners help you get further in life; being polite, considerate and respect ful were prerequisite for good behavior and success in life. How can my generation contribute to the world we inherit was the topic for the Junior Division. Addressing crime and protecting the environment were issues commonly found in the students speeches. They all thought that their generation could improve the state of affairs in The Baha mas and leave a better world for genera tions to come. The Seniors had to explain how to achieve Peace through service, on a local, national and international level. Some lic issues such as racism, drug abuse, un equal treatment, poverty and government leaders faults. They would like to see a Speech From Page 1 Above: Junior Division Finalist with Rotarian Debbie Curry (far right). 1st: Davante Tate Moores Island All-Age School. 2nd: Priscilla Bain Forest Heights Academy. 3rd: Jaarona Stuart SC Bootle High School. Bahamas without poverty or social issues. They mentioned famous peace promoters who changed the society they lived in through their service to a cause, such as Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Maya Angelou. They also cited international organizations such as Rotary and Red Cross, which by their commitment to service helped promote international peace. Violence breeds violence quoted one of the contestants, but there are ways World leaders should try to resolve issues in a diplomatic way. Those at war are not at peace with themselves was en ending quote by one of the participants. Head Judge, Rotarian Gentry Mor ris, congratulated the contestants, saying that the numbers were very close and that no one should feel that they lost. He gave a few words of advice having to do with deportment, gesticulation eye contact and voice tone. He also urged them to engage the audience. erts CAPS; in second place, Dikembe Wilkinson St Francis de Sales Catho lic School; in third place Delon Hunt Moores Island All-Age School. Moores Island All-Age School; second Priscilla Bain Forest Heights Academy; third, Jaarona Stuart S C Bootle High School. Boodle Forest Heights Academy; sec ond Joshua Robins St Francis de Sales Catholic School; third, Kirkland McIntosh Abaco Central High School. After the trophies presentation, a light lunch was served. Above: Primary Division Finalists with District Supt. Dr. Black (far right). 1st: Tanae Roberts CAPS. 2nd: Dikembe Wilkinson St Francis de Sales Catholic School. 3rd: Delon Hunt Moores Island All-Age School.

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March 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 School & Youth News By Canishka Alexander On Feb. 9, students enrolled in the Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps (BMCC) accompanied Glender Knowles, BMCC Duke of Topsail and Alburys Ferry. Knowles explained that the cadets were taking what they had learned from their theory session in the class about parts of the ship and the rules of the sea and applying it to the practical side of their course. At Alburys Ferry, they travelled to Maritime students continue their learning aboard Duke of Topsail, Albury's Ferry Hope Town to learn how to enter the harbour properly, how to determine whether the vessel is on the starboard or port side of another approaching vessel, and to look at navigation markers in terms of setting up a range to enter the harbour promptly as well as markings such as red or green buoys to indicate port or starboard on entering the harbour. So a lot of what well be doing today is looking at how vessels come to gether, how theyre supposed to pass port to port, and how theyre supposed to meet and overtake, Knowles said. So were just applying some of the lessons that they learned in the classroom today out on the sea. It was encouraging to see the large numbers of females represented in the group even though the maritime industry Overall, there are 300 students in the pro gram within New Providence, Grand Bahama and Abaco. In Abaco, we do have females in the classroom. As a matter of fact, one of our females is now at the College of The Bahamas studying engineering. We have another at the end of this month sailing at sea for six months shes out of Fox Town will be Argentina. Knowles added that the program is only about three years old in the classroom setting, and is expanding quickly. The BMCC Program is offered on Tuesdays at Abaco Central High School, and on Thursdays at S.C. Bootle High School to stu dents in Grades 10 through12. This year, they were fortunate to have Campbells Shipping introduce a maritime program for The private and government sectors are looking at the fact that there is a need to introduce the program earlier to high school students because it gives them a bet ter competitive edge. Additionally, Knowles was excited to see that the maritime program is moving beyond the classroom in The Bahamas with students being sent into Canada and New York. Recently, a Memorandum of Under standing (MOU) was signed to incorporate the State University of New York (SUNY) and Holland College into C.O.B.s pro gram. Students can begin their studies at C.O.B. then in the third or fourth year transfer to SUNY or Holland College and then graduate in The Bahamas. So many things are happening that are for the advantages of students now be cause we are a maritime country, and we need to get these students involved in ca reer opportunities that are just out of the box whether they want to go on sea or on land. Were looking for maritime lawyers and naval architects so its not just on the sea; its also on the land. Also on the trip was Ms. Kimberly S.C. Bootle High School. She expressed that it has been an interesting experience time program. Growing up on the island, though, she did catch some glimpses of the industry with her grandfather running a yacht club. Its good to see students involved in a career path while they are still in school. From what I understand, the maritime industry is growing, and they need people es pecially here in The Bahamas. As you can see The Bahamas is surrounded by water, so theres no excuse not to have these pro shared. I usually travel home by boat to the Regattas every year, and I never really understood why they blow the horn when they leaving the port or coming into port. Ive learned that the horns do have a mean ing. Its been a very interesting program, and I think that it should stay around for a long time. Above: Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps students with BMCC coordinator, Glender Knowles, Mr. Knowles, who assisted with transportation, and S.C. Bootle Teacher Kim-

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2013 School & Youth News By Jennifer Hudson This year the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band celebrates its 120th anniversa ry and in recognition of this occasion it is donating 10,000 books to students in gov ernment schools throughout the country. The programme was launched on Grand Bahama on 27 January. Then on February 11, it was Abacos turn when the RBPF Band visited the Central Abaco Primary School and the Abaco Central High School. The entire student body of the Cen tral Abaco Primary School sat waiting for the much anticipated visit of the band. The Band Director, Superintendent Ron Royal Bahamas Police Force Band presents books to schoolsald Campbell, gave a short history of the band informing the young students that the RBPF Band was founded in 1893 and during that time has had 14 band leaders and that he has held that position since 2010. it was very few in numbers it now boasts 150 members. In 1958 the band gained in Vegas. The band has been travelling ever since all around the world. I believe we are the number one ambassador for our country, stated Supt. Campbell. We represent it well; we are never late, never absent and never out of never work; we are paid to play, he quipped. Then came the part everyone had been waiting for. Supt. Campbell called on the band with the words; Band ReadyCome Lets Celebrate, which is their theme for this special year. The band delighted the children with not only their catchy music and lively rhythms but also their march ing displays and especially the demonstra tion put on by the drummers who, while never missing a beat, performed an amus ing display of dance steps garnering much applause. Supt. Campbell presented the books to the head boy and head girl and deputy head boy and deputy head girl of the school who accepted them on behalf of their fel low students. The souvenir exercise books have a very attractive front cover depicting a photograph of the RBPF Band and on the inside is a history of the band. The back inside and outside covers contain all of the metric tables and very appropriately musi cal terms, signs and key signatures. Following the visit to the primary school the band moved on to the high school where the books were received by school Principal Ricardo Ferguson. The band put on a similar show for the high school students with the addition of a spe cial dance display by the drum major. He called out a very surprised student to hold his baton while he thrilled his audience with his moonwalk and other fancy steps which elicited loud cheers. in Charge of the Abaco District, was also in attendance along with ASP Simmons. Above: the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band marches in front of Central Abaco Primary School.

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2013 A local business donated an LCD Projector and an HP laptop to the Social Sciences Department of ACH. Above: the items with the Principal, Ricardo Ferguson, and teachers of the SS department: Ethelyn McIntosh, Raquel Cox, Magdalene Mills (holding laptop) Michaela Thompson and Omwattie Ramdin. ACH upgrades Social Sciences Department with technology School & Youth News Childrens Art Class hosted at Hummingbird Art GalleryBy Jennifer Hudson The Hummingbird Cottage Art Gal lery which opened in the center of Hope Town on January 5 is rapidly becoming a well-known hub for both local and foreign artists. One of its premises is to foster art education in the young and old and to this held at the Centre during the school midterm break. Classes were held from 9.30 am to 3.00 pm on February 22 and 23 and ca tered to children between the wide age range of 2 -17 years. The workshop was the brainchild of Erika Fest who was as sisted in its organization by the Art Centre manger, Robbie Bethel. The children were instructed in three separate groups, 2-4 year olds, 5-7 year olds and 8 and above. The instructor was Joli Feszt who is a resident of Hope Town. Ms. Feszt studied art in England and taught art for many years at Queens College in Nassau. There is a very good group of artists in Hope Town, both resident and visiting, so it is an ideal environment for the kids to get interested in art, she stated. children were painting scenes of Hope Town with its colourful homes, palm trees had been very hesitant to try anything at of the session was thoroughly enjoying cre ating his masterpiece. At the close of the session all of the children proudly placed their works of art at the side of the room to dry below the works of the masters hanging on the walls which one day they themselves may be emulating. Six year old Dawson Thompson said that she wanted to come to the class be cause; I really love art and six year old Meredith Knowles already had a head start because she says, My daddy teaches me at home. The older students were creating a still life picture of a beautiful red hibiscus and its leaves with Ms. Feszt helping them to discern carefully the shapes of each petal and the intricacies of the leaves. Some very nice pieces were materializing by the time I left. The workshop was visited by Christy Young, owner of the Hummingbird Cottage Art Gallery. Ms. Young is herself an artist and is delighted to see the gallery being used not only as a place where people can view art but also where young people can become inspired to become artists of the future. Above: children creating their masterpieces during the Hummingbird Gallery Art Class.

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March 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 Artist Highlight Photographic Artist, Abaco homeBy Jennifer Hudson Kevin Paul Carroll of KP Carroll Photography, is a professional freelance photographer with 35 years of experi a photographic artist who provides a ser vice which was not really being offered. I like to pop colours and my photographs are often mistaken for paintings, he says. Some of my paintings I convert to look like oil paintings but I always tell people what they are and never try to pass them off as paintings. Mr. Carroll achieves the vibrant co lours in his stunning photography by what he describes as tweaking the colours for artistic effect and says that when he takes a photograph he sees in his mind the Mr. Carroll also specializes in black and white photography and, in fact, dur took only black and white since he had been told; If you really want to do true photography, do black and white. He says that he has always admired the work of the late Colyn Rees who was well known for his outstanding black and white photography and he has aspired to reach that level. I am not trying to copy Mr. Reess where a large void has been left by this great photographer as no-one has yet taken up that banner, says Mr. Carroll who deems it a great compliment when his work is likened to that of Mr. Rees. Mr. Carrolls venture into the world of photography began as a hobby when he was a young man and continued as a hobby until the mid-1980s. I was always interested in art but knew I could never be an artist so I turned to photography as I was told that I had an eye for art, he declared. He began by taking family photographer Andrew Aitken but was soon drawn to the commercial side of the business. At that time Mr. Carroll had a career in the insurance business but photography soon became his second career. His job caused him to travel extensively especial ly throughout The Bahamas, so he took the opportunity to photograph wherever he went. About seven years ago Mr. Carroll began selling his photography, mostly scenic but some commercial. He partici pated in an original art competition at the Sheraton Hotel when it reopened on Cable Beach, Nassau. His original work was chosen for 16 public areas of the hotel. The Wyndham Hotel also placed his im have been commissioned for the new Ba hamar Project. He also specializes in ar chitectural, aerial and real estate photog raphy and his work is displayed in many Mr. Carroll has been coming to Abaco on a steady basis since 1999 and to make it his permanent home so he and his wife relocated here from Nassau about one year ago. He enjoys photographing the great scenic beauty of Abaco as well as travel ling the rest of the Bahamas and the world to explore its beauty also. He remains committed to scenic, architectural and aerial photography as he knows that there are several photographers here who spe cialize in portraits and photography and he has no intention of stepping on any ones toes. Mr. Carrolls work can be viewed at various local art shows and on his web site www.kpcarrollphotography.com He can be contacted at 367 3707 or 477 6200. Above: Kevin Carroll with two of his scenic photos. One photo a scene from one of Abacos cays with colours altered to pop. The other, a black and white scenic view.

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2013 Abaco Marine Props Propellers Reconditioned & RehubbedPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Brass Stainless AluminumSandblasting & Marine grade welding on Stainless and AluminumCertied Propeller Repair TechnicianThe ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas ABACO FREIGHTCOURIER SERVICESOcean Air 6671 W Indiantown Rd, Suite 50-453 Jupiter, Florida 33458 Walk-in and special handling nick@abacofreight.com Nick Mazzeo Opinion Insights for your InnerspringYour organization needs more than a Vision and Mission Statement Submitted by Whitney Bain In the last column we dealt with sys tems and discussed why they are so neces sary to the successful development of an enterprise. In this column we will look at the skeletal structure of a healthy organi zation by discussing why your organiza tion needs more than a vision and mission statement. that presented a thorough plan for organi zational excellence where you could see a clear series of methods being used to bring concepts into reality; I would ven companies, churches and organizations feel that by slapping a bunch of words together, calling it a vision and mission statement, placing them in a frame and then hanging it on a wall is all that there is to making sure their employees, members and supporters know what they are about, can communicate the companys ideals to others. Many companies, churches and leader. After the initial thrill has worn off to cause a church or organization to be ef fective. Just as a baby is developed over the course of several months by placing malleable tissue over a growing frame work of bones and cartilage; so must a company, church or organization by de veloped over a framework of structure, systems and strategy that can support the continued growth and development of the enterprise. If you sense that your company, church or organization is stagnant or in decline, it could very well be linked to the fact that you never created a proper framework on which it could grow and develop. Maybe you are guilty of slap ing out that even you dont understand or are even inspired by them. All is not lost. A company or organization can be trans formed into a totally different entity over a relatively short period of time through the adoption of systems and strategies. Several years ago I did some research on what it takes to create synergistic, opti mized and vibrant organizations. I found some great information but it is one piece of data that I really would like to share with you as it relates to this conversa tion, and that is The Balanced Scorecard. On its website The Balanced Scorecard Institute presents a circular and pyramid model that relates to the building of prop er framework for a viable organization. During my research I used their model to create a Balanced Scorecard for the com pany that I was employed with at the time. Those points are presented and explained as follows; Mission In the creation of a Mis sion Statement one need only provide an swers to these three questions what is our purpose, what do we do & why do we do what we do? Answering these three questions and reducing them down to as few words as possible without losing the essence of the answer, gives you a sen sible, clear and simple mission statement. For example, a barber may answer the questions in this way, my purpose is to men, I accomplish this by being an agent that teaches and delivers proper groom ing standards (cutting hair), I do this be cause I recognize that when young men receive an outstanding hair cut it changes their appearance for the better, gives them sion statement may look something like this Through exceptional personal grooming services A2Z Supercuts will improve the community by providing out standing hair cuts to men and boys that will improve their appearance, build their self-esteem and lead them to become posi tive contributors in the society. Now a hair cut does not stop violence or other vices, however; if you can make people feel better about themselves they tend to do more positive things that are in keep ing with their new sense of self worth. It is not the millions of gallons of water that creates the force of the waterfall but the willingness of every single drop to con tribute to the power of the whole. Vision A vision statement need only consider one question; what is our picture of the future? This barber could create a vision statement that sounds like this A2Z Supercuts will develop a follow a similar example. When added together the mission and vision statement may sound like this A2Zs purpose is to improve the community by providing outstanding grooming services to men and boys who through their change in appear their inner value and eventually become the gentlemen that they truly are. Both items should tie into each other and speak of the present actions (mission purpose, what we do, why we do) and then give an indication of the future result of those current actions (vision where will we be in 5, 10, 15 years). Most companies stop building a structure after they have put together a mission and vision state ment. However, they must recognize that it is critical to move from the present state of the company to the future state of the company. A baby is an immature man and only comes to be a man through a process of maturation. Mission state cate but after those are accomplished that child must grow up and reach the potential it possesses inside. This takes time, effort and patience. Similar to our example of using a baby, the points that follow are the maturation stages of a business. If the year later a business dwarfed in size and capacity, still making the same mistakes potential. Strategic Perspectives this item asks about results and how we are to evaluate them. In the case of the barber he may approach this aspect of his opera tional structure by creating a survey that customers can answer honestly so that he becomes aware of whether his current actions are achieving the results that are in line with his mission and vision. You must measure what you are doing! You cannot take for granted that your service is second-to-none and that it does not need to be improved. Strategic Themes & Results In this area of the business the barber must now ask the question; what are my main ar eas of focus? What results do I want to achieve in order to satisfy the customers needs? In this area the barber must set quality goals for himself (number of cuts per hour, acceptable percentage of quality haircuts based on daily or weekly custom er feedback, use of the best products and machines) and must then incorporate the feedback he gets from his customers (for example a customer may say, I prefer my haircut or I want to be shaved by a rotary trimmer rather than a razor). It is only by this kind of understanding that the barber will soon see an increase in cus tomer loyalty, a greater acceptance of his vision to create gentlemen and improved service delivery standards. Many people are not inclined to write things done but rely on memory to run their operations, this is a fatal mistake. It is important to document your progress and actions; for it is by this that you will know how well you are progressing, what you need to change and what is the general health of your business. Objectives The question that must be answered here is what continuous im provements are needed to get results? In this instance the barber has to set some objectives for himself like upgrading his skills, learning innovative haircuts from other barbers or magazines, trying new ideas and techniques and asking the cus tomers what they would like to see. This approach creates a strong bond between the barber and the customers; it challeng es the barber to stay on the cutting edge and ensures that quality stays high. Cus tomers appreciate that. Strategy Map this can look like a time but once you know how to read them you soon see it as a map that can be used to navigate your business operations, be sensitive to the customers behavior, see daily results and view future projections all on the one document. Strategy maps answer the question How do we create and improve value for customers? It in and creates an avenue for the customers voice to be heard consistently and as a re sult one can then develop and create ini tiatives to answer their needs and wants. Performance Measures & Targets everyone needs to get feedback, whether it is the CEO or the janitor. In business there must be an ongoing dialog between the company and the customer. This is the stage where that happens. It answers the question are we achieving the re sults we want from the actions and efforts we are exerting? It is here where compa nies would use surveys, interviews and in ternal reports to determine where they are on target and then create a plan to make improvements as necessary. Strategic Initiatives this is where the rubber meets the road! After all the talk about reports and interviews, market tests and statements; there must come a time when the business must act! It is at this juncture that the company must implement the projects and programs nec essary to contribute to the results they de sire. From a philosophical point of view the mission and vision statements act as a rallying cry for the organization but its the implementation of strategy that injects energy and action into an organizations operation. In physical terms the mission and vision are the brain and the strategic initiatives are the feet; while everything in between operates to ensure that what is thought of is eventually carried out. Theres a reason why recipes and maps are created. Recipes show that con sistent results can be achieved when a set series of actions are followed and maps enable a destination to be arrived at even without prior knowledge of where one may be going. In business the recipe and map is called the balanced scorecard. It allows organizations to utilize a set series of actions to reach consistent business re sults and allows business leaders to march tion. Please visit the link below to learn more about this subject. Resource: http://www.balanced scorecard.org If you have questions or comments about this article please write to whitney_ bain@yahoo.com.

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2013 Church News Women of Purpose seminar held By Vernique Russell The Women of Purpose Internation al Ministries was founded in Eleuthera in 1995. Since then the committee has hosted seminars and conference throughout the Bahamas. This year the committee ac complished a major mile stone by hosting the conference outside of Eleuthera for destination. On February 1 through 3, Gretrude Saunders and her team took Abaco by force. Accompanied by a contingent of guest speakers and conference supporters, Minister Saunders and her team united with forces here on Abaco and hosted the 18th Annual Women of Purpose Confer ence. The event was staged at the Faith Convention Center in Marsh Harbor with services beginning nightly at 7pm. On Friday, Feb. 2 at noon, a midday encoun ter was hosted. Speakers throughout the event included Apostle Hayes from Fort Lauderdale and Apostle Brenda Pratt of Nassau. Archbishop Patrick St. Francis de Sales By Canishka Alexander The Most Reverend Patrick Pinder, Archbishop of Nassau, and Claudette Rolle, director of Catholic Education, visited St. Francis de Sales School on Feb.12. That morning a service was held at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church for students and teachers. During her welcoming remarks, Principal Josephine Kumar commented on the announcement of 85-year-old Pope Benedict XVIs resignation on Feb. 28, and for his courage despite being the She also told Archbishop Pinder that she wished the Archbishop would visit the school more often, but because of his busy schedule, she realized he could not do so. The St. Francis de Sales Choir sang two selections before Archbishop Pinder of Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday. He ex plained that beyond the days cultural ties to Mardi Gras in New Orleans or to a similar celebration called Carnival in Trinidad & Tobago and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, its Christian origins point to the practice of giving up things as a special devotion to Christ. He also congratulated students for their performance in the Scripps Howard Spelling competition. The students, he said, also stole the show at the end of Catholic Schools Week while in Nassau. According to custom, Archbishop Pinder suitable day on the schools calendar to give the students a holiday. The All Male Teachers Gospel En semble was invited to deliver their win ning selection from last years National Arts Festival. Gifts were presented to the Archbishop and Director before teachers were called on to meet with them. The Archbishop also visited the students and staff of Every Child Counts later that af ternoon. The following day the students of St. Francis de Sales School made their way back to the Catholic Church for Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. It is a season of to Easter Sunday. Above: all of St. Francis de Sales Schools teachers at the front of the church after being greeted by Archbishop Pinder.

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March 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 CURRYS FOOD STORE Customer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour front Guana Freight Services Regular Frei ght Runs to Guana Cay & Scotland Cay 242-365-5190 Great Guana Cay guanafreight@hotmail.com Across 1. QUAILBob White. 2. TAINOThe Lucayan was a subset of these indigenous people. 5. ROCKERSCentral / South Abaco Junkanoo Group. 7. CRAWFISHThis 47 inch beast was recently caught off of Grand Cay, Abaco. 8. LEACHATEThis critical component has been compromised in Abaco, LEACHING pollutants into the water table for months. 10. DORSETTMinister in charge of housing and environment. 15. GUANAIsland hosting first leg of the BBC. 16. TOMATOESAre these fruits or vegetables? 17. FLEAThis Market wont leave you itching, despite its name. 18. EXPLORERSNorth Abaco Junkanoo Group. Down 1. QUACKA hack doctor. 3. OPINIONEverybody has one. 4. BEHOLDBahamas superbowl ad. 6. URCAThis organization recently denied Cable Bahamas rate hike. 9. AUDIOThe A in A / V. 11. RUBBERElastic export of India. 12. ECCThe Music Doing Good group performs benefits for this Abaco school. 13. TWITTERThis social media platform is for the birds. 14. DARTSAbaco recently brought home a gold trophy for this nationally played sport. 15. GEORGIEThis lumbering, lovable visitor now lives at Dolphin Cay.Feb 15 Crossword Answers Across 1. When more than one interpretation can be made. 4. A time to plant and a time to ______ 8. Like an exam, but usually less serious. 10. Italian, English and Japanese are examples. 12. Important invention for submarine navigation. 15. Proposed new tax. 16. Six in one, half ____ in the other. news. 18. Float like a ___________ sting like a bee. Down 3. Feast or _______. 5. Live under bridges and, more recently, on the internet. 6. Mind over _____ 7. Noon of the night time. 9. Classical philosopher 11. Football 13. Can use both right and left. 14. This group took top spot in the closely contested Senior Junkanoo Love Rush Parade.

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2013 Church News By Jennifer Hudson The Royal Bahamas Police Force, Abaco District, held its annual church service on February 12 at the Saint John the Baptist Anglican Church, Marsh Harbour. In addition to The Royal Bahamas Police Force, the service was also attended by The Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Road Department and Bahamas Customs Department. The service is always preceded by a parade of all the uniformed law enforce ment branches led by the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band. This year the parade began and ended at the new government complex in Dundas Town. Pastors from several different church denominations participated in the service along with mem bers of all of the uniformed branches. The service began with rousing fan fare from the RBPF Band which also presented a selection later in the service as well as providing a strong accompaniment to the excellent congregational hymn sing ing. The sermon was delivered by the Reverend Willish Johnson, Rector of the host church. Rev. Johnson was ordained as a Deacon in 2002 and served as Assistant Priest in parishes on several of the Family Islands before her posting to Abaco in 2005. She made history on her appointment to St. John The Baptist, Marsh Harbour, as tor of the Anglican Church of The Baha mas and Turks and Caicos islands. Reverend Johnson took as her text Matthew 5: 1-14 (The Beatitudes) and preached a forceful sermon which, while the uniformed services, also presented a very valuable message to the entire con gregation and people throughout The Bahamas. an awesome responsibility and that while their task is not an easy one they get their greatest mandate from knowing the Mas ter. Many look up to you and count on you but who do you look up to? she asked then told them to look up to Jesus, the greatest teacher that ever lived and become His disciple. Reverend Johnson spoke of the chal lenges the nation is facing and the serious issues needing to be dealt with and asked all to consider if they are giving their best for the advancement of Gods people here on earth. Crime and violence are on the rise; this is a generation of young people with no regard for law or life. We must ask ourselves if we have come to the Maker or moved him so far away from our existence that we do not know him anymore. if they spend time with God they can give to others and He will protect and keep them and enable them to live a life of integrity. Each year a very moving part of the service takes place near the close when the colours of The Bahamas and the Police Standard are presented in preparation for the Remembrance of the Deceased. The Above and below: Royal Bahamas Police Force, Royal Bahamas Defence Force, gration Department and Bahamas Customs Department joined together for a special service on Feb 12. cers of each of the departments. This is followed by the playing of the Last Post and Reveille by trumpeters of the RBPF Band. At the close of the service, follow ing the singing of The National Anthem of The Bahamas, members of the uniformed forces led by the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band, marched from the church then joined with members of the congregation in the Parish hall for fellowship and re freshments. ABACO ISLAND PHARMACY LTD.We have moved! Next to ECC and across from BTC, Marsh Harbour 367.2544 tel 367.6544 faxabacoislanpharmacy@gmail.comPrescriptions Testing Beauty Supplies Vitamins Supplements 8:30am 6pm Sundays 9am 4pm Business Service Directory Abaco Glass CompanyWindow Glass and Mirrors Cut and Installed Commercial Store Fronts Installed and ReplacedDon MacKay Blvd. 367-2442 Yale Windows Rentals: 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-GBfor Immediateen-GB Located Don MacKay Blvd en-GBand Airporten-GBPhone 367-2431 Marsh Harbouren-GB Mon Sat 7:30 5 Sun 10 5en-GB Visa and MasterCard Accepted

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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. 4.6 hse, in good condition with new brake rotors, pads & steering rods. $6,000 ONO. 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. 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March 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 5 MARCH 1ST, 2013 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID WEST PALM BCH FL Permit NO 4595 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service Requested Spring City rocks it By Timothy Roberts Abaco got a taste of Las Vegas as the Spring City Rockers gambled on the casino capital of the world as their theme and came out on top for the third year in a row at the Love Rush Junkanoo Se nior Parade on February 23, nudging out the Treasure Cay Explorers by a mere 18 points. The sound of goat-skin drums, cow premier Junkanoo event of the year, and a ed Don MacKay Blvd while the over 2000 onlookers enjoyed the rhythms, sights and sounds. The Spring City Rockers, with the theme One Night in Las Vegas, im pressed the judges just enough to beat out their strongest competitors, the Treasure points to 2855. The competition also saw the return of the Green Turtle Cay Little Island Slam placed third overall with 2243 points. The Murphy Town Shockers under the theme 2150 points. The 21 judges graded the groups on their theme, their costumes, music, perfor mance and their choreography. mance included a Las Vegas style wedding and entertainment along with costumes dis playing cards, slot machines and roulette tables and also the ever popular Showgirls in splendid colorful costumes. Abaco Junkanoo Committee Chair man, Tony Davis, said that he felt that the Please see Junkanoo Page 2 Delta continues service for Bakers members Flights into Marsh Harbour hint at long-term plans for air service Indiscriminate dumping sullies environment Minister vows to clean up and manage problem areas

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2013 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com event came off very well. They received a lot of community and corporate help in terms of technical assistance but he looks in the future. He said the event was better con trolled and better attended both nights than in previous years. In the tradition of the last four years, every year we seem to get better, and this year is no different. He was amazingly pleased to have Green Turtle Cay back with us, and Mur phy Town did amazingly well as this is the second grouping from Murphy Town. He Junkanoo From Page 1 added that Junkanoo patrons Gus Cooper and Vola Francis were extremely pleased with the way in which our parade takes form Abaco has made its mark! In the future Mr. Davis would like to see more participation from other com munities, mentioning especially Sandy Point, Dundas Town and Little Abaco who previously had groups attend the annual event. The more the local people get the [Junkanoo] fever the less we will have to import [people from Nassau Junkanoo groups], though we many never totally stop the import because many have ties to the Family Islands. Mr. Davis said that having the Love Rush Junkanoo in February sets Abaco apart and makes us the focus of the Junk anoo world. He noted that the event brings an economic stimulus at a slow time of year to Abaco with hotel room and car rental bookings and the trickle-down effect of visitors to the community. Mr. Davis also said it was announced to the groups that this is the last year with out penalties; beginning next year penalties will be assessed and will include late starts.

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March 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 Central & All Abaco liner arrived at the Marsh Harbour Inter Private Air Pursuits Program on board. seats. Known to provide service for profes sional sports teams as well, the airline ac commodated approximately 56 passengers travel experience to The Bahamas com Bahamas Customs and Immigration passengers some of whom were travel ling with family members and pets. The Delta Airlines offers jet service to Abaco for Bakers Bay members ing whisked through the new airport termi nal and transported to the Club residence on Guana Cay. In December of 2012, Delta and Bak said they were looking at Marsh Harbour as an opportunity to primarily conduct charter operations. He had been impressed with the new terminal, and commented that Marsh Harbour airport could become a new commercial service location. particular trip, Craig Blumenthal of the Discovery Land Company, was and he had also shared his impression of the facility during an earlier interview. Blumenthal stated at the time that they wanted to deter Marsh Harbour because of its proximity of its attractiveness to airline services like Delta, whose charter services they already Delta Airlines is the proud operator completed. Thief renders life-saving equipment useless The cables needed to operate the Jaws of Life were removed from the Marsh Har bour Fire Engine. It is believe the copper cables were removed either Friday, Feb. 22 or Saturday Feb. 23 during the evening. machine is incapable of rescuing victims of motor vehicle accidents. To stress the importance of the Jaws of Life there were two car crashes in the Marsh Harbour area alone, on Monday, Feb. 25. Luckily neither wreck required the equipment. However, if either accident had required the extraction of the victims, rescuers would be helpless. The only other set of Jaws of Life on the island are in Treasure Cay with the Abaco Crash Fire & Rescue team. The Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue asks if anyone knows the whereabouts of the cables, or knows who has them, please return them to the Fire It was unknown at press time whether the cables could be replaced locally. MHVFR also wants the perpetrators to know that should the thief return the hy

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2013 By Timothy Roberts Road repairs in Central Abaco are continuing as the $1.3 million project car ried out by Bill Simmons Construction and Heavy Equipment Co. Ltd now focuses on roads in the Marsh Harbour area. vis signed a $1.3 million contract with Bill Simmons Company on January 3 for potholes and resurfacing more problematic portions of road between the three Central Abaco settlements. Kino Simmons, General Manager of Bill Simmons Construction said February 22 that the current phase is focused on the round-about and the road to the new paving at the airport terminal. construction; this should take about three to four days then we will go to the right side. Road repair progresses Central & All Abaco By Timothy Roberts Indiscriminate and illegal dumping are raising concerns with residents at mul bin located between the shanty towns of the Mudd and Pigeon Pea and household garbage dumped in the pine forest just hun Marsh Harbour Town Committee tee is relocating the two bins located on Charles Sawyer Drive to the old Marsh twice a week. She said there is also an issue with residents in area that receive garbage col lection services that still carry garbage, debris and appliances and dump them in the bin outside the Mudd. She asks persons doing so to dispose of their garbage at the Committee member Danny Sawyer recently discovered an old trail just a few hundred feet away from the entrance to the of the path with garbage, including some used appliances. Garbage problems raising concerns be open, he said. Coin ciding with this work, patching con tinues on Don MacKay Blvd., Queen Elizabeth Drive and portions of Bay Street. Mr. Simmons said the patch ing comes before the chip and seal paving of the rest of the work. Some areas we have done patching but some of the bad areas are going to be looking to wrap up in the next 4-5 weeks, ahead of the project completion time, he said. March some major chip and seal work will begin. They tried to do as much patching speed up the process. All the patch work in Murphy Town has been completed and the majority of the work in Dundas Town has been completed. Mr. Simmons noted that eleven local Abaconians were hired and they are play ing a major part in what is going on. have smooth roads to drive on, he said. Give us four and youll have smooth roads to drive on Please see Garbage Page 7

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March 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 Recently, Minister of the Environ ment and Housing Ken Dorsett met with Department of Environmental Health Staff on Abaco. His purpose was to assess and management is properly managed and uti lized. be cleaning those up, putting bins onsite, Central & All Abaco Garbage From Page 6 to ensure that widespread, indiscriminate dumping that takes place does not contin ue, and I am hoping, now that we are in a 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. In the meantime waste management and illegal and indiscriminate dumping have grown to be a more vexing issue and an embarrassment to many residents. Accompanied his Directors, among them the Director of Culture Dr. MoxeyBrown, the Director of Sports Timothy Sports and Culture the Hon. Daniel John son, arrived on Abaco on Friday, February 22. He came to meet and discuss items in his portfolio with the MP for North Abaco and Island Administrators. Minister lays out plans for Abacos youth, cultural and sporting facilities the Minister had a busy agenda. He paid a courtesy visit to Renardo Curry Member of Parliament for North Abaco. He had a closeddoor meeting with the island ad ministrators followed by a press confer ence to discuss matter pertaining to the to the future site of the proposed Sports Complex. He also came to attend the Abaco Please see Johnson Page 16

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2013 From the Editor's Desk // Tightrope 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 As our country, and more spe Abaco, moves forward in time a lot talking about our economy becom ing clear. No person could paint you a clear picture of what that sputtering machine is doing. Our economy some times reminds me of a supercharged Lamborghini sports car that we have assemble the engine or put gas in. As column space to that subject and I will for now. as this country grows, becomes in creasingly clear. There is a rift. A chasm between what can be and what is. The talent of some of our fellow countrymen and women is immense. Extraordinary. Better than our international rivals I will say. Look through our sports pages. Look through our entrepreneur report (which, unfortunately, did not dents and community leaders we con tinue to produce. Then read about the cables being ripped out of the Jaws of Life. How much is a life worth? Obviously to some people: whatever the price-perpound of copper is going for these days. Then read about the mountains of trash that grow, unimpeded, in many places on this island. No, there is no scapegoat here: we watch it happen. Read about the artists on this very island that create. They make beautiful of our own lucky location on the globe. Then read about how for the past few years the water table underneath our feet has slowly been poisoned. Be cause somehow, in this country of so many aforementioned brilliant people, plans for our communities. Read about ulace. Then read, and we have many back-issues of The Abaconian about yards without a hitting a cavern. Read about the wholesome tradi tions found in each of our communi ties. Then remember how we watch the young men and women on this island behave. There is a chasm. Growing faster chasm and we are running out of ways to bridge it. The community leaders of not enough are stepping-up to refasten the tightrope that we must cross to get from where we are heading to where we need to be going. I ask all my readers to remember why a community works. Go out on a limb and better someone else. Service above self. walking: we just need to be there to help hold the lines taught for those who will. Community Calendar Spring Fundraiser Memorial Fishing Tournament

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March 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Letters to the Editor We Should all Echo the Calls of COBUS Editor please publish this letter in your journal. Any comments may be directed to me at my email address be low. This past week of events high lighted by the very vocal and visual College of the Bahamas, has shown the deplorable state of our country and the ineptitude of our politicians to improve the status of Bahamians, espe cially that of the youth. COBUS has demonstrated their dissatisfaction with the status quo, and the demand for improved opportunities nances of the average Bahamian in our society. It is essential that the young must be able to participate in develop ment and growth towards a mature so ciety. This has been supported by previ ous statements in the press by Olivia Saunders, NG 04/01/13, calling for a full University Status for the College; Dame Ivy Dumont, TR 12/02/13 ex posing the exploitation of a dependent consumer on the poor service offered by our essential utilities; and Arinthia Komolafe, NG 12/02/13, in her call for increased opportunities for the or dinary Bahamian to actively participate in the country's growth and develop ment. Forty years after majority rule, Bahamians are still dependent on a poor public educational system that equips school leavers to employment in the most basic subservience to a for eign led investment strategy where the political elite makes arbitrary decisions that do not foster genuine home grown mians. The leadership demonstrated by business and religious institutions only highlights this trend. The result is a populace totally de pendent, and unable to rise to a level of self-determination necessary for the mature development of our society. On the surface our high GDP in its people. In fact the reality presents a different picture where the wealth is transferred laterally across the top cial, and law practitioners with very population. The present recession has shown the inability of the ordinary Ba hamian to survive without the vagaries of reliance on foreign investment. As a result many have lost their whole in vestment and future, with no chance of restitution. Real opportunities for the youth to fully develop into mature and inde pendent individuals do not exist, this being expressed by the increasing num ber of our youth who seek employment abroad rather than invest their skills in a static and manipulated economy that shows no real growth and develop ment. Many of those that do remain in vest their energies in the drug and gang culture where they are afforded some The recent proposal of the for mation of the Small and Medium size opinion, is a clever way of renaming a failed Bahamas Development Bank, that gives no real thought to new strate gies for entrepreneurial encouragement and the development of lower turnover businesses into successful ventures. Education is the key to instituting has the ability to participate, and con tribute to a healthy community where wealth is so much more than the ac cumulation of material and consumer products. The recent proposals by the government to cut into the education budget for our young people will only magnify the inability of the young to accede to a much better quality of life, with no chance of becoming indepen dent, free thinking individuals, who can contribute to a healthy society. It is high time that the politi cal class stop playing games in the sandpit of parliament, and as a ma ture leadership direct their energies to wards a realistic national development programme where every member of society is able to contribute and so also diture from the public purse must stop, and investment in essential services must be worked out so that the country as a whole can grow and mature into a strong and stable nation. I fully support the demands of our youth and call on the government, with all parties and partisans, to re-examine their strategies and come up with a hamians. As Ms Komolafe so ably postu lated The youth have come looking for the Bahamas' Sincerely J F Hedden Abaco jondgaul@hotmail.com

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2013 ALL YOU NEED UNDER ONE ROOFPH: (242) 367-2170Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour, AbacoThank You For Your Patronage! HOUSEWARES POWER TOOLS LUMBER Visit our paint specialists to choose from an endless array of ACE colors to meet your every need! The Cays Man-O-War Flea Market raises money Bad weather interfered with the an The event, which is attended by many from various areas of Abaco, was unfortunately the victim of a very rainy Saturday. It was too late to cancel: the food had already been prepared, merchants had reserved space schedules and fare for the occasion. So the to set vending tables, tents were erected and people came prepared with umbrellas and raincoats. Despite the discouraging weather the food was as good and abundant as ever and there were more chances for people to grab a bargain. Keeping up with tradition, the Pantry offered a huge selection of cakes, cookies, candies, dips and more. The sweets attract ed people on a continuous basis. The barbeque grill was still being manned to produce juicy hamburgers that could be complimented by the usual trim mings and there was the usual Bahamian conch fritters as well as steaming hot bowls of chicken souse. there in its regular spot. Its booth was full of healthy and unusual plants. Perhaps most popular of all was the silent auction which took place at the Dive Shop. The lots comprised small appliances, electronics, art work (in particular a large barracuda painted on drift wood attracted at local restaurants and stays at local re sorts. deadline to close the bidding, a crowd had gathered around the auction board to check their bids. The results were announced on time for people to catch the 1:30 ferry; one of the happy bidders was Deborah Curry who went home carrying a beautiful antique brass anchor light. In an effort to make up for the loss of income caused by the inclement weather, the organizers decided to hold a white el ephant sale at the Dive Shop on Saturday, February 23. The residents usually volunteer their time, donate merchandise or contribute to a per centage of their sale. Captain Roberts House hosts Valentine Tea in Green Turtle Cay Captain Roberts Historic and Envi ronmental Center, on Green Turtle Cay was the venue for an afternoon Valentine Party for approximately 65 people, and an opportunity for the ladies to wear their fancy hats. Lemongrass and other wild, herbal teas were served along with home made cakes and tea sandwiches. The tea was also a chance for local residents, as well as visitors, to bid fare well to long-time resident, Sally Anstey, who is relocating to Stuart, Florida. An stey has been a volunteer docent and man ager of Captain Roberts House and has kept it open and running smoothly for many years. Bush Medicine Garden in the rear of the house gave a presentation about the me life values he recited a poem of love and Newly designed canvas shopping bags were available to encourage shoppers to carry reusable bags instead of dispos able plastic, which remain on earth forev er. The bags are currently available at the Environmental Center. The House, which is owned by The Architectural Preservation Foundation, promotes recognition of the island history and preservation of the environment. Captain Roberts House is supported by volunteers and public contributions and is opened for visitors Tuesday-Friday 10 am to 2 pm and Saturday, 10 am to Noon.

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March 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 The Abaco Beach Resort at Boat Harbour announces the availability of a limited number of luxury condominiums for sale at The Harbour Residences For more information visit www.AbacoBeachResort.com or call 242-367-2585 or 242-367-2158 The Cays By Timothy Roberts Hope Town Volunteer Fire Rescue on February 23 at Jarrett Park in Hope Town while giving the community the op portunity to see and, in some cases, use the equipment the organization has purchased. just want to give something back to the community, so we brought all the trucks out here, the boat and the pumps that way people can actually use them this year; go for boat rides, truck rides and squirt some some of the stuff that they have helped us acquire. thankful for the help and support of the community and for all those who volunteer their time to assist the Fire Rescue service. The fundraiser supports both the Fire Rescue as well as the Bahamas Air branch. The organizations are very inter twined with many of the volunteers in volved serve in both groups. On sale were Bahamian meals in cluding fried chicken, macaroni and peas & rice as well as hot dogs and chili dogs. There was also a table selling HTVFR branded merchandise such as T-Shirts, cups, badges and more. Arthur Eldon nominated for a seat on the Hope Town District Council to Albury who resigned last fall. Since he was the only one who nominated, an elec tion was not required. He was sworn-in on The Hope Town Council represents one member on the Council as that town is entitled to three seats, matching Hope Guana Cay has a single member on the Council. Rescue organizes cookout Council nominee given his credentials Barefoot Man and Band back at Nippers Fourteen concerts and counting, the ever popular Nippers-Barefoot beach con ises to be a huge event as always when tourists, locals and hardcore Barefoot Man fans gather on Guana Cay for a long week end of music and parties. Friday, March 15 the concert starts around 1:00 pm or so island time. On Johnny Roberts and crew prepare some the stars event. own thing without the shoeless minstrel. The Barefoot Man is best known for his humorous melodies that depict island Sand Dollars is an example of Barefoot mix of original calypsos, country and plen ty more rum laced tunes. then moving on to Grand Cayman where he now resides with his wife Regina and performs regularly at several of the large hotels there. Dock space, golf carts and room rent als are limited on Guana so plan the fun weekend in advance.

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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 4/4 Beachfront home multiple covered porches with expansive decking OWNER FINANCING $875,000 www.islandpropertiesbahamas.com Tel: (242) 367-0737 Fax: (242) 367-0736 BROKERS: Chris & Molly Roberts BAHAMA PALM SHORES LYNYARD CAY 3 Waterfront lots, one with dock starting at $178,000. OWNER MOTIVATED LONG BEACH Next to Schooner Bay 3/2 Homes beach access $ 195,000 Lots starting at $30,000 Hilltop lots with ocean view $75,000 $95,000 Gorgeous beach front lot 17,000sq.ft $198,000 LITTLE HARBOUR Half acre oceanfront lot $65,000 20,000 sq. ft. Hilltop lot with starter cottage, harbour and ocean views $198,000 The Cays funds for animals Jarrett Park in Hope Town was crowded with people between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm on February 22 enjoying a bargains, these folks were also helping pro vide for the needy animals of Abaco. This was the 5th annual fundraiser organized by The two main, very hardworking, organizers of the fundraiser, Cheryl Noice and Patty Sands, said that although the group is based in Hope Town they assist animals all over Abaco. They work along with the vets, Dr. Bailey and Dr. Hanna, to spay and neuter cats and dogs and also feed the wild cats at feeding stations throughout Elbow Cay. There were plenty of great bargains to be had and the keen treasure hunters were lined up in what one of the volunteers described as a massive queue well be fore the gates opened at 10:00 am. Apparently there were some great pieces. There were also fantastic bargains to be found on the many other stalls which included clothing, books, marine goods, household items and a large variety of knick-knacks. Many interesting items were up for bid in the silent auction including a water looking glass, telescope on tripod, one of a kind whirligig, painting of Mr. Vernon ed table. No occasion is complete without food and there was the usual tantalizing ar ray of baked goods. The organizers and volunteers were very pleased with the great turnout and the excellent sum of over $8,000 was raised. Patty Sands stated that each year, two days after the sale, she begins collecting for the next one and collects throughout the entire year, storing items all over town wherever there is room, even utilizing the museum Anyone with items to donate should anyone needing help with getting animals spayed or neutered can also contact her or any other of the volunteers. If help is need ed with transportation they will do what they can to assist and if a person is unable to pay they will also assist so no animals need be left to needlessly suffer. North Abaco By Timothy Roberts cant donation from a Christian organiza tion called Double Harvest who have given the association two greenhouses and asso ciated supplies in order to help boost the NAFA President Johnny Knowles and Vice President Daniel DesAugustine along with others worked to assemble the house Company, brought over $100,000 worth of materials, including a watering and seeding system, to build and start a productive greenhouse. The project to bring the greenhous es to North Abaco started over two years his memory, contributed the funds and the brothers contributed their time and labour to bring the project to fruition. Mr. Knowles said he is extremely grateful for the donation and that it would give a boost to our farmers by providing the seedlings to get their farms started. He said If the farmers assist in getting this [greenhouse] going it will assist in getting their farms going. The other farmers need to be onboard to make this work. North Abaco Minister of Parliament, Renardo Curry, said he appreciates the donation of the greenhouse from Double Harvest to NAFA, and we believe when it NAFA receives greenhouse donation Mr. Curry said that it is an investment that has potential strengthen agriculture and to spur the economy of North Abaco. He added that he, as well as the Ministry of Agriculture and Bahamas Agricultural check in from time to time to follow up and make sure it reaches its full potential. nies currently account for nearly 500 suc cessful acres of production horticultural greenhouses across the United States and are considered the largest greenhouse pro ducers in the world. Double Harvest operates in third world countries to establish and develop agricultural projects by providing capital resources and implementing best practices to increase food production and to build the local economy. Their parents, Aart and Cora van launching as many agricultural enterprises in America and the Netherlands. Aart and Cora felt called of God to help the needy and to feed the hungry. Convicted by the Bible verse 1 John 3:18, If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?, Aart envisioned how best to help his hun gry brother and came to what he had been doing all alongstarting productive, places where there is poverty and famine.

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The board, all seated at the head ta ble, then performed the ritual passing of new one holding the position. Mr. Dono ghue thanked the group and welcomed the new member to the board, Barbara Farnan Fleet Captain. Each one of the tables in the restaurant was decorated with a uniquely decorated wooden seahorse created by Terry Dono ghue. Three seahorses were auctioned dur ing the banquet and the ten were set aside for the silent auction following dinner. The auctioned raised over $1,300 which is do nated to Every Child Counts. The group enjoyed the evening of good friends and good food and danced the rest of the night away to the music of The Burner. Sand Banks Yacht Club has Change of Watch ceremony To advertise Call The Abaconian at 367-3200 Cherokee Sound on February 20. Though unavoidably a few days late this year, it still had all the atmosphere of Valentines with ladies elegantly attired in red dresses and it was a very successful and enjoyable event. This was the nineteenth year that a tea has been held in Cherokee Sound to celebrate Valentines and it is looked for ward to annually by the ladies. Strictly no men or children are allowed. Each lady brings her own beautifully decorated por celain or bone china tea cup and saucer which add to the ambience of the occasion. Vanilla or cinnamon tea was poured from the traditional English teapot by Lee Pinder, organizer of the event, and there was a delicious array of mini sandwiches, lobster quiches and cakes and pastries. and goodies various guests read appropri ate poems and inspirational readings. their tea, good fun was had by all during a series of party games with plenty of priz es. The ladies were required to tax their powers of concentration, memory and per ception skills in a wide variety of fun ac tivities. They were also given the tasks of colouring with crayons and designing and cutting out fancy hearts which took them back many years to the days of craft proj ects in Primary School. South Abaco Valentines Tea Party held in Cherokee Shirley Higgs was the lucky win ner of the traditional bone china tea cup and saucer. This was a custom initiated by the Reverend Carla Culmer when she was Minister of the Methodist Churches on Abaco and she continued to donate one each year until she left Abaco. Although a cup and saucer had not been presented for several years, the nice custom was re instated this year. lady was asked to make a donation towards work on the Epworth Methodist Church which is badly in need of repairs. The Reverend Marie Neilly, the current Min ister of the Methodist Churches on Abaco who was a guest at the tea party, stated that she had really enjoyed the event. It has been good fellowshipping with the ladies; this type of thing builds up communities and relationships and I feel it is something we should do more often, she stated. Hats were off to Lee Pinder, who worked extremely hard each year to orga nize this very enjoyable event.

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2013 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! Central & All Abaco Love Rush Junkanoo Parades scheduled for the weekend. He was particularly in terested in the Junior Junkanoo parade, featuring nine schools, that was to take place on Friday evening. The Minister has is eager to follow their accomplishments. During the meeting with MP Curry, tentions to support programs that had been mer visit especially youth development programs. He mentioned the economic impact for Abaco of events such as the pa rades and asked the local representative of Ishmael Stretch Morley, to give him a detailed report of airline bookings, car rentals and hotel rooms occupied during the Junkanoo weekend. Mr. Morley had already established that all rental cars had been taken, that ho tels in Treasure Cay were booked-out and that the fast ferry had brought over several hundred people. out the amount spent per capita in order to have an idea of how much money the government should invest to promote such events and how much to expect in return, comparing the possibilities offered by Junkanoo to Mardi-Gras festivals which bring thousands of people to Trinidad and Brazil. arts, sports events and other cultural ac Johnson From Page 7 tivities, he stated. Mr. Curry acknowledge the Minis sualized a variety of sporting events taking place on the island. Minister Johnson conversed with two Abaco Central High Students who had been invited to the meeting as reporters, asking them what their interests and visions were. Akeem Adderley, a gifted Gospel Singer, said he would like to see a recording stu dio on Abaco to be able to record and pro duce CDs. The other student, Raymond Telusma, who plays the trombone, also proffered an interest in building a music facility such as a facility where an Abaco Dr. Brown proposed that the three Deteriorating hydrant poses risks best musical talents of each island be in chestra. The Minister pointed out the dif of the many individual lands masses that comprised the Bahamas. The three National Junkanoo Com mittee members, Bola Percy Francis, who will be retiring this year, Eddie Dames turns to offer advice on developing local talents. They suggested that the youth be advised to look for mentors to guide them and promised that workshops could be or ganized to help people with talent. Please see Youth Page 18

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2013 The Director of Sports said he shared tional competitions not only on Abaco but also on various family Islands. The Press Conference was opened by Mr. Curry, who expressed his happi ness at having the Minister and his team of Directors come to Abaco to support the Junkanoo Festivities. He also praised youth programs. Complex, located near their airport, was to commence soon and that the Abaco Sports Complex would follow. A new site for the near Abaco Central High School and Mur phy Town Park. found to support such projects, the Min ister responded it would involve partner ing with corporate entities and that such a corporate business had already been found on Abaco to partner in the Murphy Town project. It will be a private and public partner ship, he announced. become part of schools curriculum as of next school year. Accompanied by the Director of Sports and Mr. Morley, Minister Johnson met with the Principal of Abaco Central High School, Ricardo Ferguson, and Dr. Lenora Black to identify the site of the new Sports Complex. Minister Johnson said the track will be re-surfaced as well as the bas ketball court. replanted with grass. A 10,000 square foot amphitheater for cultural events, chang ing rooms, showers and separate toilets aid room and a training gymnasium will be erected. The building will be supplied with audio-visual equipment. Minister Johnson promised that the building is to be started no later than April or May. Central & All Abaco Youth From Page 16 Board members, supervisory com mittee and managerial staff members from operative Credit Union Limited were on island on Feb.22 for a groundbreaking cer site of their new business complex. The members were able to appreciate a stately view of the 55,000 to 64,000 sq. ft. building complex where construction began during the last week of September 2012. During the ceremony, Alvan K. Rolle, architect of the project, commented on the progress of the building complex, and was hopeful that the contractors had Pastor Deion Gibson of Assemblies of God Church was asked to lead in prayer before Donald Symonette, chairman of the board, made opening remarks and stated the vi sion of the credit union. Symonette recalled that after they had Ceremony held at construction site of Teachers and Salaried Workers Complex Unfortunately, things did not work out, so they later went on to Grand Bahama. Dur ing that time growth was slow within the organization, he said, and they had even considered closing the Teachers and Sala some people remained determined because they saw growth for Abaco, so they de cided to stay. The previous government recom ers purchase the property where they are now, and they were encouraged to sell lots. In the beginning, Symonette said, they en visioned a housing development, but that Finally, The Counsellors Limited was invited to come in, and they found out what could be done to set up a business com plex. The decision was made to develop something big because they saw this part of the island growing. On paper it looked small, but here, it is very, very large. Here it is divine vi sion that there would be some growth, Symonette said. In October of this year, the members ing of the business complex. to stay, so pass the word on, Symonette said. Rolle then invited applications for tenants, which he said should be directed to Mrs. Hadassah Marche, Abaco branch manager, at the Teachers and Salaried ited in Marsh Harbour, so that they can begin screening applicants. in here, it is an opportunity whereby lo cal Abaconians can set themselves aside been complaining all along that we do not get opportunities there it is, Rolle said, as he pointed toward the buildings. Lo cal people can become business people and improve themselves, so we are now taking applications. slee executives, namely Ashley H. Glin general superintendent, along with the board members were taken on a tour of the Moss said that the tour gave the members an opportunity to get a good feel of the size of the food store area, which is presently I said within the next two to three weeks, work, so knowing anyone you have right now as far as any utilities or infrastruc ture that they need in this would be a great time to get them in, he shared. One of the good things with where we are in the construction phase is getting to know the potential tenants, and who they are would help a lot in bringing some of what they need for their space if we can get it in while we are going rather than having to According to Moss, the building is also equipped with two elevators and three independent generators dedicated for of union building for security purposes. The parking area will be able to hold 200 plus site are non-issues, Moss said, because it Please see Co-Op Page 19

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March 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and oors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web site: abacomarbleandgranite.com Water and minor issues By Timothy Roberts tribution issue which was recently exacer bated by a leak in the Eastern Shores area of Marsh Harbour. According to Barrington Murphy, past week there has been a loss of pressure due to problems with one of the pumps in the Marsh Harbour area. He said, how sue; in fact we are producing well above demand. Residents at Eastern Shores and some in the Pelican Shores and Little Orchard area may have noticed reduced pressure levels. cludes four pumps, so the issue this past week only had a minor impact on the over all system, though persons in the area of the leak experienced a greater impact to their pressure levels. is an area that they are proud of and have paid close attention to. Just one building down from Building A is a proposed hardware store at 4,000 square ft., which offers a one-stop shop with additional stores that complete the The intent was to really bring a little of everything right to this central area here every type of business. The group also visited some of the the credit union building. Once completed later this year, Moss assured them that the complex will be at the forefront and will be seen as a contemporary among other cen ters on the island. For more information, Central & All Co-Op From Page 18 Business Parliamentary Secretary hears about Chambers concerns Six directors from the Abaco Cham ber of Commerce met with MP Renardo Curry, Parliamentary Secretary for Abaco, on February 11, 2013, to discuss topics of mutual concern and interest. The Cham ber also offered its services to government to act as a go-between where consultation with the public or business community would be helpful and productive. ing the new terminal, squatter settlements, Marsh Harbour, the opportunity for Ba hamians to bid and to work on the North Abaco Port project and other items. A primary goal was to meet Mr. economy forward. The cordial meeting meeting. This meeting is one of several the Chamber is hosting with various govern ment agencies and staff in an effort to ei ther work together on common issues or when appropriate. Attending were Chamber President Michael Albury and Directors Keith Bish op, Daphne de Gregory, David Ralph, Chris Roberts and Rosnell Parker-Sim mons. BREA on Abaco technology On Thursday, February 14, real tors from all over Abaco became part of a growing trend in the business and social community: video conferencing. In keeping with its schedule of month ly meetings for Abaco members, the Baha mas Real Estate Association, Abaco Chap between the board members of The Baha mas Multiple Listing Service and all of the active agents in Abaco. Since its inception, The Bahamas MLS has strived to provide a streamlined platform where agents and consumers can easily search and access information re garding listed properties for sale in the Ba hamas. As a move to encourage participa tion and facilitate accuracy of information, MLS committee members Gino Maycock, addressed Abaco realtors via a Go-To Meeting platform. This software, along with reliable high speed internet, enabled live video chat among attendees, and instant messaging, as well as the ability for Mr. Maycock, the chairman of the MLS, to present the mem bers with information regarding the tools available to agents, the implementation of utilizing these resources to better serve our clients. Abaco chapter, said The hope is that after Abaco will be able to continue to use this platform and engage other dynamic indi viduals that are active in the business of real estate and further educate themselves as to the new tools and technologies avail able. BREA Abaco operates locally as a sub-committee of the Bahamas Real Estate Association. Its goal is to promote real es tate in Abaco, encourage the use of BREA licensed agents by buyers and sellers, as well as support education and compliance among local agents. Island Luck manager presents cheque to Spring City Rockers Rory Major, Island Luck Abaco man ager, presented a $1,000-cheque to Colon Curry and Geoffrey Victor of the Spring City Rockers Junkanoo group on Feb. 14, which aided in their participation at the Love Rush 2013 Junkanoo Parade. Major said that Island Luck wants to continue supporting culture and festivals on the is land something they have been doing for the past three years. want to give back to the community, and give back to Junkanoo which is a big part of our culture, Major said. Despite recent challenges with the le galization of gambling in the country, he said they still look to show their support to youth and sporting events as well as those in need. Rush Junkanoo Parade, Major was excited to see what Junkanoo is about on Abaco. I am happy to be here, and I am happy to service Abaco. I wish the entire Junkanoo Committee and the Spring City Rockers all the best. C & C Accounting to assist start-up, small businesses C & C Accounting & Business Con sulting Services, owned by Charmaine Bonaby, offers services in accounting, ning and management consulting. The business ventures. Ms. Bonaby is looking forward to as sisting her clients with their accounting, plans are available for startup and existing businesses. Ms. Bonaby realized there was a need for this type of service because there are company but are unable to hire a full-time employee. However, she wants to help businessesrealize their greatest potential. Ms. Bonaby is a business degree graduate with 10 years of accounting and banking experience, and eventually, she plans to offer training workshops for per sons who want to improve their accounting and business skills. Contact Charmaine Bonaby mail:cbconsultants@live.com. She is 5:30 p.m., and is open to travelling to the cays to provide her services.

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2013 Groceries All you need & more! Fruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen Foods Phone or Fax : 366-2022 Mon. Fri. 7:30am 6pm l Sat 7:30am7pm The Place to be is Cherokee! Cherokee Food Fair Sids Food Store Groceries Toiletries Souvenirs Serving New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Frozen Meat Dry and Canned Goods Homemade Breads WIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay Tel: (242) 365-4055 Crime Report Assault reported that his 8 year old son of Central Pines, Abaco, reported a bruise on the left side of his face and when questioned, he stated that an adult male hit him in his face with a stick. Police action requested. Police at the M.H.P.S. are continuing investigation into this matter. Stealing At 11:00am on 14th February, 2013, a 53 year old businessman of Dundas Town, Abaco, reported that sometime be tween 3:20pm on 13th February, 2013, unknown person/s entered his business es tablishment located Dundas Town, Abaco. The culprit stole the HP hard drive. The suspect in this matter is a former employee. Unit Abaco are continuing investigations into this matter. Housebreaking At 5:05pm on 15th February, 2013, a 48 year old male of Forest Drive, Dundas Town, Abaco, reported that sometime be tween 11:30am and 5:30pm on same date some unknown person/s entered his house and stole one Toshiba TV with built in DVD player, one silver Coby DVD player, one play station 2 with games, one table top stove and one tank of gas. Police action requested. Unit Abaco are continuing investigations into this matter. Stealing On Saturday 16th february, 2013 at 10:50p.m, a 31 year old female of Mur phy Town, Abaco reported to the Marsh Harbour police station that she is the man ager of a local furniture store Abaco and that sometime between Monday 11.2.13 while during the annual inventory check of the store, the following items are miss ing four 45 televisions. Police action re quested. unit Abaco are continuing investigations into this matter. Sudden Death 8:40 p.m. Police at the Marsh Harbour Po lice Station received a telephone call from Drive, Dundas Town Abaco, who reported that he accidental shot a male friend while on a Hog hunting expedition approximate assistance requested. General Information. from the Marsh Harbour Police Station, the local doctor c/o Marsh harbour Gov ernment Clinic, Emergency Medical Team and Detectives from the Central Detective Unit Abaco Outpost visited the scene and Further information is that the de ceased along with three other men were hunting for wild hogs when one of the men discharged his licence shotgun fatality in juring one of the men. Deceased Person. Haitian male of the Mud Marsh Harbour Abaco. The body of the deceased was pro nounced dead on the scene by local doctor c/o Marsh Harbour Government Clinic. The body was later secured at the morgue. of this incident. is assisting Police with its investigation into this matter. The family of the deceased was in vision along with a number of local Pastors and Police Detectives. Investigations into this matter are be ing continued by Abaco Central Detective hama District. Sports on January 26 with two games played on COM UNITED and ABACO HEAT. AB ACOM UNITED won 2-1. The second game was disputed be tween FRESH and FLESH, two Marsh Harbour teams. FRESH won the match 31. ABACOM UNITED defeated the on February 2. FRESH also took a second The second game was won by the against the ABACO HEAT. The Abaco Soccer league is com prised of six teams, one from Treasure Cay, one from Hope Town and four from Marsh Harbour. Team Presidents and Coaches are excited about the start of the new season. A few friendly games had taken place before in anticipation of the Three teams have sponsors. Abacom United is sponsored by Abacom; Abaco Heat is the team of Fes Construction Com Charity helped put together the team called Fresh. The president of the Hope Town team, Ivnet Alcime is waiting for sponsors and Flesh do not have any business sup porting them. The President of the Abaco Football Association, Malcom Spicer, said that in is hoping to be able to complete the sched ule by May as Friday games are about to He is looking forward to a very excit ing season. Soccer Season stared late January Abacom United and Fresh ahead with two wins Abaco girls earn medals on road to CARIFTA Lilly and Albury Higgs of Hope Town posted golden results at a recent set of swim meets in Nassau. At the Atlantic Medical Invitation on Feb. 15 & 16 medaled in four events. Silver in 100 Breast. Silver in 50 Breast. Bronze in 200 Breast. Gold in the 200 IM. Albury Gold medal winner for The Ba hamas at the last CARIFTA Games did similarly well. Albury snagged four golds, a silver and a bronze in her events. Her and her parents are hopeful she continues building on her considerable success for a diving Moores Island Track Club receives donation from Scotiabank

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March 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 Artist Alton Lowe and writer Sandra Riley were very pleased with the turnout for their book signing event held at The Sand Dollar Shoppe on February 15. More than 100 people braved the rainy, cold weather to attend the function and support the work of these two talented people. The goal of the evening was to pres ent the new edition of their book The Lu to the public and to promote sales. All pro ceeds from the sale of this special edition will be used to jump start the fundraising efforts for a monument memorializing the Lucayan people to be placed in a central area of Marsh Harbour or Dundas Town. Mr. Lowe and Ms. Riley were very pleased at the amount of books purchased during the event which also continued dur ing the following day. I am amazed that so many people came out in the rain, stat ed Mr. Lowe. All copies purchased during these two days were signed by both artist and author. This superb book The Lucayan Tai by Sandra Riley into the life and culture of the Lucayan settlers and has been beauti fully enhanced by the inclusion of many vibrant and well researched paintings by hamas Quincentennial but the new edition has been greatly enriched by additional re search resulting in 40 additional pages and Lucayan Taino signed by author and artist at Sand Dollar Shoppe additional paintings. I have been as accurate as I possibly can because the history books which the children learn from in school are wrong and I like to get facts straight, stated au thor Riley. The book also contains a glos sary of Taino words, giving important in sight into their culture. Also included in the new edition is a DVD by Travis Neff; a docudrama based on the novella which is a dramatic exploration of the Lucayan Taino. Daphne de Gregory, of Abaco Neem, was delighted to have purchased one of these special editions and to support the artists. This is valuable information ev eryone should have, it is a great piece of Bahamian literature, she commented. Bru Brubaker, a frequent boater to Green Turtle Cay, also expressed his delight in It is a very enlightening history of The Lucayans and the pictures are stunning, he stated. On display was an eye catching bronze sculpture by James Mastin, longtime friend of Mr. Lowe and frequent visi tor to Green Turtle Cay. This model de picts a Taino family dancing in the water with the dolphins celebrating life and is the pre-cast for the life sized monument which been raised. The bronze sculpture will then be placed in a public place as a monument to think this monument will create tremen dous publicity for The Bahamas as there is no monument to the Lucayans anywhere in the world, stated Ms. Riley and Mr. Lowe. Sandra Riley is a historian, play wright, director, teacher and scholar and has written a previous history of The Ba hamas, historical novels and also all the plaques for the Memorial Sculpture Gar den at Green Turtle Cay. She assisted in the excavations of the Carleton Loyalist Settlement and the Miami Circle. Alton Lowe is a seventh generation Abaconian born on Green Turtle Cay. He is a world renowned artist with paintings in notable private collections throughout the world. He received his education in art in for Abaco and The Bahamas, he maintains his principal residence at his Green Turtle Please see Book Page 22

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2013 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise Island-wide Abaco Listings Abaco Cottage + 114 hse 366-0576 Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529 Cherokee Lee Pinder + 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075 Grand Cay Rosies Place 352-5458 Green Turtle Cay Barefoot Homes 14 hse 577-4092 Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4247 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island Properties + 34 hse 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties + 34 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 Guana Cay Dive Guana + 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Guana Sunset Beach 13 units 365-5133 Ocean Frontier 6 cott 519-389-4846 Wards Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth Sands + 9 hse 365-5140 Hope Town Abaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Crystal Villas 5 villas 321-452-0164 Elbow Cay Prop + 53 hse 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways + 63 hse 366-0224 Hope Town Inn 6 rm 4 Villas 366-0003 Hope T Villas + 3 hse 366-0266 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages + 4 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 6 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key + 43 hse 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557 Hotels and House Rental Agents Lubbers Quarters Sea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121 Man-O-War Island Home Rentals + 2 hse 365-6048 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072 Waterway Rentals + 14 hse 365-6143 Marsh Harbour area Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719 Abaco Towns 16 apts 367-0148 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 Living Easy + 16 hse 367-2202 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Regattas 32 apts 577-6764 HG Christie + 11 hse 367-4151 Sandy Point Oeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort 14 rm 366-4119 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083 Treasure Cay Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 5 units 877-786-8455 Treasure Cay Resort + 95 rms 365-8801 Marks Bungalows 4 units 365-8506 Abaco Estate Services + 365-8752 Island Dreams Rental + 357-6576 Turtle Rock Villas at Palmetto Beach 3 villas 262-820-1900 Wood Cay Tangelo Hotel 14 rm 1 villa 365-2222 Web Sites with Abaco Information http://www.abaconian.com http://www.abacoinet.com http.//www.abacoinfo.com http.//www.abacocottage.com + agents with multiple cottages and houses http://www.abacos.com http://www.oii.net http://www.bahamas.com Rev. March 2012 ere & Back.....Again EFFECTIVE: JULY 2012 Ph: 242-367-0290 Fax: 242-367-0291 REGULAR FERRY SCHEDULE Marsh Harbour to Hope Town 20 minute ride 7:15am / 9:00am / 10:30am /12:15pm 2:00pm 4:00pm / 5:45pm Hope Town to Marsh Harbour 8:00am / 9:45am / 11:30am /1:30pm 3:00pm 4:00pm / 5:00pm / 6:30pm Marsh Harbour to Man-O-War 20 minute ride 7:15 / 10:30am / 12:15pm / 2:30pm* 4:00pm / 5:45pm *Except Sundays and Holidays Man-O-War to Marsh Harbour 8:00am / 11:30am / 1:30pm /3:15pm* / 5:00pm *Except Sundays and Holidays Marsh Harbour to Scotland/Guana Cay 30 minute ride 6:45am / 10:30am / 1:30pm /3:30pm 5:45pm Scotland/Guana Cay to Marsh Harbour 8:am / 11:30am / 2:30pm / 4:45pm / 6:30pm Any stops outside the main harbour will be a minimum charge of two persons. Two persons or over will remain at regular charge. During the month of August through December there are some adjustments made to the schedule. You are advised to contact the oce for any changes. REGULAR FERRY FARES One Way: $17.00 Round Trip Open Return: $27.00 Children 6-11: Half Price Children 5 and under: Free Hope Town and Man-O-War ferries depart from the Ferry Dock at Crossing Beach. Guana /Scotland Cay depart from the Conch Inn. Prices subject to change without notice. Alburys Ferry Service Cay home. Mr. Lowe founded the Albert Lowe Museum and also the Loyalist Sculpture Garden on Green Turtle Cay. were also on display and were admired by the patrons of this special event. His paintings are stunning with vibrant co lours, attention to detail and his remark able technique gives them an almost three dimensional quality. One feels one could er petals and smell their fragrance they are so realistic. As with the painting of his family pet, the dog, it was hard to resist going up to stroke it. His seascapes, landscapes and Junkanoo characters also elicited great praise from his admirers for their brilliant true to life almost photographic quality. Artist Anthony Morley is a great admirer fact that he has stayed at home and paints Bahamian subjects. His colours are vi brant and his pictures jump off the wall, he stated. Another artist, Claudette Dean, was visiting from Freeport. She describes her work but she is a big fan of his. I love his vourite of mine. I also love his landscapes many of which have a dreamy, fairy tale feeling, she commented. The books, The Lucayan Taino, The ue to be on sale at The Sand Dollar Shoppe in Marsh Harbour with all proceeds going towards the Lucayan monument. They will also be on sale at the Albert Lowe Museum on Green Turtle Cay. Mr. Lowe and Ms. Riley hope to organize further book sign Book From Page 21 Junkanoo committee receives donation FRIENDS launches Go Native! campaign Abaco boasts a wide variety of plants, animals, and other living things. This is our biological diversity or biodiversity for short. Unfortunately, our biodiversity is currently under threat from habitat de struction and invasive species. And, as our health is directly related to the health of the environment, that means we are also under threat. Friends of the Environment has started a project called Go Native!. This project supports the planting of native plants for landscaping and encourages businesses and homeowners to remove invasive plants and replace them with natives. In addition to affecting biodiversity and taking over na tive habitat, some invasive plants, such as Casuarina, also accelerate erosion. To join the Go Native program, all you have to do is send us a photo of you removing Hawaiian seagrape (and other in then give you some native plants to help you get started, and a cool sign that says Gone Native! to show your participa and Facebook page to help encourage oth ers to participate. Go Native program is The Abaco Inn on Elbow Cay. In an effort to improve the grounds, manager Tom Hazel has removed 60 truckloads of Hawaiian seagrape! This is an impressive commitment to the envi ronment, for which we applaud The Abaco Inn. FRIENDS looks forward to further partnership with The Abaco Inn and other planting native. If you, your business or place of em ronment by Going Native!, please con tact Friends of the Environment or visit our website for more information. This project is supported by the GEF Small Grants Pro

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March 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive Shops Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour ..................... 367-2963 Above & Below, Marsh Harbour ................................. 367-0350 Dive Abaco Since1978, Marsh Harbour ..................... 367-2787 Dive Time, Man-O-War................................................365-6235 Froggies, Hope Town ................................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay ...................................... 365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay ....................................... 365-4411 Dive Guana ................................................................ 365-5178 Man-O-War Dive Shop ................................................365-6013 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 Cruise Abaco. .................................................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ...................... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals ...................................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars .................. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals .......................................... 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ......................................... 367-4887 The Moorings Boat Rentals ............................. .367-4000 Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental .................. 365-4411 C & D Cart Rental ............................................. 365-4084 Cruising Cart Rentals ........................................ 365-4065 D & P Cart Rental ............................................. 365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals ....................................... 365-4119 Kool Karts ........................................................ 365-4176 Reef Boat Rentals ............................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes ...................................... 365-4147 Sunset Marine & Boat Rental............................577-0155 T & A Cart Rentals ............................................ 375-8055 Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............................... 365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes ................................. 365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals ..................................... 354-5175 Lubbers Quarters Cruise Abaco ............................................. 321-220-8796 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals .................................. 365-6502 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals ................................. 365-6024 Waterways Boat Rental ................ 357-6540 & 365-6143 Cats Paw Boat Rentals ..................................... 366-0380 Elbow Cay Cart ................................................. 366-0530 Hope Town Cart Rentals .................................. 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals .......................................... 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals .............................. 366-0282 J Rs Cart Rental ................................................ 366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals ............................................ 366-0069 Adventure on Prozac Kayak ............................ 365-8749 Blue Marlin Rentals. ......................................... 365-8687 Cashs Carts ...................................................... 365-8771 Cornish Car Rentals .......................................... 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals ............................................... 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals ........................................... 365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks ............................. 365-8749 Visitors Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Abaco Pizza. ................................ $ .................. 367-4488 Anglers ................................... $$$ .................. 367-2158 Curly Tails ............................... $$$ .................. 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 Abaco Inn .............................. $$$ .................. 366-0133 Capn Jacks ................................ $$ .................. 366-0247 Harbours Edge ......................... $$ .................. 366-0087 H T Coee House (B & L) .............. $ ................. .366-0760 H T Harbour Lodge .................. $$$ .................. 366-0095 Munchies .................................... $ .................. 366-0423 OnDa Beach .............................. $$ .................. 366-0558 Sea Spray ............................... $$ .................. 366-0065 Sugar Shack + ............................ $ .................. 366-0788 Petes Pub .................................. $$ .................. 366-3503 Cracker Ps ................................. $$ .................. 366-3139 Bradleys on the Harbour ............. $ .................. 365-6380 Dockn Dine ................................. $ .................. 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar ................ $ .................. 365-6501 Bakers Bay Market Place ...... $$$ .................. 612-1021 Grabbers ................................... $$ .................. 365-5133 Nippers ..................................... $$ ................. 365-5143 Orchid Bay ............................... $$$ .................. 365-5175 Coco Beach Bar & Grill. ................ $ .................. 365-8470 Florences Cafe ............................. $ ................. .365-8354 Spinnaker Restaurant ............. $$$ .................. 365-8469 Touch of Class ........................ $$$ .................. 365-8195 Treasure Sands Club ................ $$$ ................. .365-9385 Blu House ............................. $$$ .................. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro ...................... $$ .................. 365-4200 Green Turtle Club .................... $$$ .................. 365-4271 Harveys Island Grill ................... $$ .................. 365-4389 Lizard Bar & Grill........................$$...................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 .............................. $$ .................. 365-4060 Nancys ...................................... $$ .................. 366-4120 Everyone reads The Abaconian 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 Abaco Family Medicine, Marsh Harbour ..................... 367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic ................................ 367-0020 Integrated Medical Center .......................................... 367-1304 Emergency ............................................... 458-1234 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre ................................... 367-0049 Government Clinic, Marsh Harbour ........................... 367-2510 Corbett Clinic, Treasure Cay ........................................ 365-8288 Government Clinic, Coopers Town ............................. 365-0300 Government Clinic, Green Turtle Cay .......................... 365-4028 Government Clinic, Hope Town .................................. 366-0108 Government Clinic, Sandy Point ................................. 366-4010 Government Clinic, Fox Town ..................................... 365-2172 Blu House ....................... 45 ......... F ......... 365-4200 Green Turtle Club .............. 32 ......... F ......... 365-4271 Black Sound Marina .......... 15 ..................... 365-4531 Other Shore Club ............... 12 ......... F ......... 365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service ........... 10 ......... F ......... 365-4033 Leeward Yacht Club............ 26.........F...........365-4191 Treasure Cay Marina ........ 150 ......... F ......... 365-8250 Man-O-War Marina .......... 26 ......... F ......... 365-6008 Boat Harbour Marina ...... 183 ......... F ......... 367-2158 Conch Inn .......................... 75 ......... F ......... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina ........ 36 ......... F ......... 367-2182 Mangoes Marina ............... 29 ..................... 367-4255 Marsh Harbour Marina ...... 52 ......... F ......... 367 2700 Hope Town Marina ............ 16 ..................... 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways ................................ 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina .............. 6 ......... F ......... 366-0154 Sea Spray .......................... 60 ......... F ......... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Marina ........... 75 ......... F ......... 365-0083 Bakers Bay Marina .......... 158 ......... F ......... 365-5802 Guana Hide-aways ............ 37 ..................... 577-0003 Orchid Bay ......................... 64 ........ F ......... 365-5175 Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental ....................... 475-9616 ................ 367-2936 ......................... 367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure ............................... 577-0004 ..................... 367-0350 Adventure on Prozac T Cay ............................ 365-8749 ...................... 365-4411 ........................... 365-8506 .......... 367-2787 ............. 366-0024 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 Abaco Air .............................................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters ........................................................ 367-3450 Extra $3 for each passengers above two ective Dec 08 Clinic, Downtown, Stop Light, ........................................................ $10 Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry ........................................ $15 Spring City ........................................................................................ $15 Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch ............................. $15 Murphy Town & Great. Cistern .......................................................... $20 Snake Cay ........................................................................................ $35 Casuarina Point ................................................................................. $60 Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour ............................................. $80 Bahama Palm Shore ......................................................................... $90 Crossing Rocks ................................................................................ $105 Sandy Point ................................................................................... $150 Leisure Lee ....................................................................................... $50 Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry ................................................... $80 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $85 Fox Town ........................................................................................ $165 Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel ................................................. $ 10 Nat. Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr. Cistern .......................................... $10 Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea. Eective Dec 08 Green Turtle Cay ferry dock ............................................................... $10 Madeira Park .................................................................................... $20 Sand Banks ...................................................................................... $25 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $30 Leisure Lee ....................................................................................... $45 Black Wood ...................................................................................... $20 Fire Road & Coopers Town ............................................................... $40 Cedar Harbour ................................................................................. $60 Wood Cay ......................................................................................... $70 Mount Hope .................................................................................... $80 Fox Town .......................................................................................... $85 Crown Haven ................................................................................... $90 Marsh Harbour airport ..................................................................... $80 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport .............................................. $80 Treasure Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour ................................................ $85 Treasure Cay Hotel to Green Turtle Ferry ........................................... $25 Treasure Cay Hotel to Blue Hole ........................................................ $30 Albert Lowe Museum ................................ Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits .. Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden .................... Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum ................. Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station .................................... Hope Town Swim Mermaid Reef o Marsh Harbour ........ Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole ........... Treasure Cay farm road Art studio & working foundry ...................... Little Harbour Working boatyards ..................................... Man-O-War cay Bring errors & revisions to our attention Revised 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. Note: 4:30 pm trip to GTC not on Sundays ** Note: 4:30 pm trip will be made from New Plymouth only Between Abaco & Grand Bahama Summer Schedule only (April to Dec) Sandy Point & Nassau Every Friday & Sunday, except holidays, under 4 hours. Call 225-3376 or 366-4119 Call for rates. Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 30 minutes Marsh Harbour Jody Albury ............... 375-8068 Sidney Albury ............ 477-5996 Richard Albury .......... 367-0367 Terrance Davis .......... 375-8550 Buddy Pinder ............ 366-2163 Justin Sands ............. 367-3526 Danny Sawyer .......... 367-3577 Jay Sawyer ............... 367-3941 North Abaco ODonald McIntosh ... 477-5037 Alexander Rolle ........ 365-0120 Edward Rolle ............ 365-0024 Herbert Thurston ...... 365-2405 Sandy Point Valantino Adderley .... 366-4323 Anthony Bain ............ 366-4107 Derek Gaitor ............. 366-4249 Nicholas Roberts ...... 366-4486 Treasure Cay Capt. Joe Pritchard ... 559-9117 Casaurina Point Junior Albury ............... 366-3058 Cherokee Noel Lowe ................... 366-2107 Marty Sawyer .............. 366-2115 Randy Sawyer ............ 366-2284 Will Sawyer ................. 366-2177 Crossing Rocks Tony Russell ............... 366-3259 Green Turtle Cay Rick Sawyer ................ 365-4261 Ronnie Sawyer ........... 365-4070 Hope Town Maitland Lowe ............ 366-0234 Tom Albury .................. 366-3141 Man-O-War David Albury ............... 365-6502 Charter Fishing Boats Lucky Strike Hope Town ..................... 366-0101 Sea Gull Hope Town ........................... 366-0266 A Salt Weapon Hope Town ................. 366-0245 Down Deep ........................................... 366-3143 Local Boy .............................................. 366-0528 Back Breaker ........................................ 365-5140 Agape Family Dental, Marsh Harbour..........................367-4355 Diamante Dental, Marsh Harbour................................367-4968 Man O War Dental Clinic..............................................365-6508 Abaco Island Pharmacy, Marsh Harbour......................367-2544 Chemist shoppe, Marsh Harbour.................................367-3106 Caribbean Veterinary Centre, Marsh Harbour..............367-3551 Island Veterinary Clinic, Marsh Harbour......................367-0062

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March 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 5 MARCH 1st, 2013 By Mirella Santillo A student of Forest Heights Academy the senior category of the Rotary Club of Abacos Speech Competition. Her victory allowed the Trophy to return to FHA from the previous years winners SC Bootle High School. FHA held the trophy two years ago. Davantee Tate from Moores Island Division. Central Abaco Primary Schools Tanae Roberts won the Primary Division category. For over twenty years the annual Ro tary Club of Abacos Speech Competition, created by Rotarian Hugh Cottis in 1989, had given the students of Abaco the oppor tunity to learn how to express their opinion in public and to sharpen their oral skills. This year, twenty four students from private and public schools, from as far north as Coopers Town and as far south as Moores Island, gathered at St Andrews Methodist Church on February 13 to par ticipate in the event. The competition was preceded by re marks by the District of Education Super intendent, Dr. Lenora Black, who said she was proud to work among students who Students debate to win Rotary Clubs Hugh Cottis Trophy Junior Junkanooers bring their best By Canishka Alexander Enthusiastic Junkanoo fans lined Don Mackay Boulevard for the 2013 Junior Junkanoo Parade as the streets came alive on Feb. 22. With the persistent pounding of goat skin drums, dancers and members from local schools performed to the rhyth mic beat in a frenzied splash of colourful costumes. Exuberant banners introduced each school and proclaimed religious, mythical and cultural themes while participants ex ecuted synchronized dance moves in their symbolic attire. Fictitious worlds were created with the appearance of unicorns and cupids, pharaohs and queens adorned in silk headdresses and exquisite regalia, magic carpets, the legendary Snow White carried by the dwarfs, a horse-drawn car riage, and seaside warriors from the King dom of Atlantis. There was also a bit of island hop ping aboard vessels and airplanes, a trib ute to the late Percy Archer as a Junkanoo Icon as well as the reinforcement of Jesus message of love to all the children of the world. Once the Junior Junkanoo Parade was completed, the Senior Junkanoo Parade was held the following night. As the time drew near for the announcement of this years winners, William Davis, chairman, and Ishmael Stretch Morley of the Junk their support of Junkanoo this year. Mor Please see Junior Page 2 from ACH, the falcons creative and well made costumes won the evening. Above: a costume (part of their Island Hopping theme, Above: the top three students competing in the high school division stand with their trophies. Frst: Jannajah Boodle Forest Heights Academy; Second Joshua Robins St. Francis de Sales Catholic School; third, Kirkland McIntosh Abaco Central High School. Leslie Please see Speech Page 8

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2013 ley announced the much-anticipated results for the Junior Junkanoo 2013 Parade. In the Primary School Division C category were J.A. Pinder Primary School and Crossing Rocks Primary School. The groups were judged on banner, execution of theme, costume, music, group perfor mance and choreographed dancers. J.A. Pinder came second with 1434 points. Amassing a total of 1778 points was Cross In the B Category, Fox Town Pri mary School placed second with 2422 with 2432 points. Central Abaco Primary A because they had no competition. Wesley College placed second with 760 points in the All Age School Category, 769 points. For the High School Category, 2747 points were awarded to Abaco Central High School for a second-place win. Ac cumulating 2890 points, Forest Heights row. Davis said that the weekend had been a total success, and that both nights were well attended. He was pleased that the level of competition was excellent, and that the events as a whole gives our island a huge economic stimulus during what is considered a slow period. Davis added that next year there will be a preschool division and primary divi sion as well as an All Age school and high school division to conform to the national standard. Although Davis observed that Junior Junkanoo had been excellent, it was unfor tunate that Abaconians came out late, so they got off to a late start to prevent the children from performing in front of empty bleachers. It would have been wrong to allow the kids to practice so hard, and do such amazing work to perform in front of no body, Davis explained. We wanted them to have a great time, we wanted them to be Junior From Page 1 supported, we wanted them to show their hard work, and we wanted them to step lively. You realize that even the ones who made the second lap, they were high en ergy because their work was being appre ciated. Above: the ACH brass section was a highlight of the event. Forest Heights, which won the high school category for the second year, featured many unique scenes. Bahamasair (above) Above: even the younger students were feeling the beat. Below: TC Primary took 1st in B Category.

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2013 Fredericks Agency Ltd. Customs Brokers Customs Brokerage Services Air and Sea Import and Export Entries Serving all vessels from foreign ports Queen Elizabeth Drive Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email: abacocustoms@batelnet.bs Ron-Paul Cabinets Plus Visit our Showroom Located Opposite the old Lowes Pharmacy Owners: Ronnie & Pauline Roberts Phone: (242) 367-0546 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 Myriad Community Center offers By Samantha Evans The Myriad Community Center is of tainment void on Abaco, since there is no movie theater. Group packages are also of fered to schools, church groups, and civic organizations. Bekera Taylor stated that schools can plan a day for their students to have a down-day or they can have a movie day at the Center as a fundraiser for the school. The Center can comfortably seat 350 per School & Youth News By Canishka Alexander Abaco Central High Schools (ACH) Language Department held its 3rd Annual Writers Workshop on Feb.4. A display of some of the students work was fastened to a nearby tree. Yasmin Glinton, Language Arts namic lineup. Glintons poetic words cen tered on family, love, the fate of Palestin ian women, and the main inspiration for most of her poetry: her mother. In a poem called Her Voice is my Di rection, Glinton talked about a phone con versation with her mother that sent shocks in my skin, her righteousness burns me, she be rebirthing the skin she born me in. all my paths leading me back to where I every shade of myself and all of our fu tures, she recited, with a tray of scones and a mug brimming with hot chocolate saying: Baby, welcome home. Next in line was Jason Evans, an ani mator, who is working at Garnell Limp eres-Dawkins Island Waves Community Centre for a year. He invited the students to be a part of the Comedy Improv show practice sessions on Tuesdays at the center. who told lies with a twisted tongue. The lies drove him to a point where he cried out for his sanity, and had to move on in order to put her out of his head, his soul, and his mind. Local, national writers attend Annual Writers Workshop at ACH Soon the drummer began to pound out a rhythmic tone for Evans next act, which was a song called Chickcharney. Skit written by another Bahamian artist. Poet Annischa Cock from Minneapo lis was the third presenter. Cock was born to an American father and a Bahamian mother from New Providence. She shared poetry written by other authors from all around the world like Langston Hughes Theme for English B, Nikki Giovannis Legacy, Ian Gregory Strachans Abaco Excursion, as well as poetry by Gwendolyn Brooks and Lucille Clifton. Her poems were labeled: Fourth Generation and Meditating on the Un born. Another Language Arts teacher Sta cia Pitt contributed a collaboration of a poem and painting called Tears of the Fe tus, which depicts the cries of an unborn child pleading with its mother to live and to have a future. rows, CEO of Collage Entertainment, which is a multimedia production and tal ent agency founded in The Bahamas. Ac cording to Collage Entertainments Web site at http://www.collagedem.com, Bur rows is an uprising actor, scriptwriter, di rector and producer. While at ACH, Burrows fully en gaged the students in a role play activity on the power of writing a script, and showing them samples of his work like the Stop Likin Man (SLM) series and the Get tant steps to writing a good script begin ning with a good story, and cross referenc ing to ensure others will approve. Burrows told students that the begin ning of the script has to capture the audi ence, while the body tells deeper aspects of the story. By the time the scriptwriter comes to the conclusion, also called the apex or climax, everything should be brought to a closure. If your script is a good read, it will be good to watch, Burrows assured. The presenters were given gifts for their participation, and Ruby Rolle, Language Arts teacher, gave the vote of thanks. ACH Principal Ricardo Ferguson and the entire Language Arts Department Staff were commended for another suc cessful writer's workshop. Above: Yasmine Glinton, Language Arts teacher at ACH, spoke about family, love, humanitarian plights and her biggest inspi ration: her mother. sons. They can create a package for any budget to include a movie only or movie and food. Theme features are also avail able upon request. Recent and classic movies can be se lected from their gallery of movies. The Center can also host meetings, birthday parties, conferences, seminars, concerts and similar events. Interested persons can contact the Center by calling 458-6314. Group movies can be scheduled any day from Monday to Saturday. Central Abaco Primary wins Grade Four Spelling Bee By Samantha Evans Twenty-two students took part in the Grade Four Spelling Bee held on Friday February 15, 2013 beginning at 10am at St. Andrews Methodist Church Hall. The students spent eight rounds on the Seen List of Words before moving to the Unseen List at which time the words got harder as they moved from Grade Four to Grade Five words. The results for this Spelling Bee were announced in an unusual way. The second and third place contestants being named. This took place because the second and third place contestants spelled their words incorrectly resulting in the win ner being given a second word which she spelled correctly. The battle was then on for second and third place. At the end of the competition the top three contestants were named as follows: in third place was Darrinique Stuart of Moores Island, in second place was Ed dison Saunders of Crossing Rocks Primary and the winner was Kaitlyn Francis of Central Abaco Primary School. Her coach was Rochelle Russell. Dr. Lenora Black encouraged schools to continue their Spelling Clubs and teach them the skills needed for them to become great spellers. The judges for this event were Samantha V. Evans, Melissa New bold and Eunice Mills. The Pronouncer was Sandy Edwards and the Dictionary Consultant was Beatrice Moxey. Organizer of the event was Felemease Sawyer.

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March 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 School & Youth News CAPS students adapt excellence as a lifestyle By Samantha Evans with the Guidance Department of Central Abaco Primary School hosted the grade John the Baptist Anglican Church Hall on Don Mackay Blvd. on Wednesday Febru ary 20 from 9:30am to 2:00pm. The theme chosen for this event was Adopting Excel lence as a Lifestyle. The purpose of this seminar was to foster excellence in each area of their lives and to encourage self-motivation. This is such a venture with the intention of provid ing additional educational and motivational enrichment for them. There were four speakers on this day who all spoke on topics that would help the student to adapt an excellent lifestyle. The cationwho spoke on the Importance of Obeying Rules. Ms. Sawyer spoke to them about obeying school rules and the laws of soci ety. She told them that if they do not obey rules now that there will be consequence to their actions later. The second speaker was Whitney Bain Youth Pastor at Church of the Lat ter Rain who spoke on the theme chosen for the seminar. He spoke to them about excellence, the importance of setting goals, and remaining focused. He provided them with information and practical examples to help them see excellence in themselves. He the mid-term break to get feedback from people who know them. Once they com be prepared by Mr. Bain and given to each student to frame and display to keep them focused. The third speaker was C. Claudia Rolle-White who spoke to theme on the topic Personal Hygiene and Grooming. She spoke to them about keeping their body and uniform clean, wearing deodor ant, grooming their body well and what to do when they go through changes in life which can affect the way they feel and smell such as during puberty. She also had a session with the girls and boys separate ly. They were all given a packet with in formation to help them groom themselves. Child Abuse and What to do if You Ex perience Abuse. The school counselor, Samantha V. Evans, was the presenter. She spoke on four types of abuse includ ing sexual, physical, neglect and emotional abuse. She gave the students some tips on what to changes to look for to determine if their family or friends are being abused and what to do if abuse takes place. Throughout the day, the students took part in trivia games and other fun activi ties. The teachers were very pleased with the information shared with the students at the seminar and look forward to them becoming more responsible in their school work, behavior, and choices. By Canishka Alexander Last month, Majority Rule Day was marked by a special event at Grand Cay All Age School. The observation of the day was highlighted with a special assem bly to inform and educate the students, teachers and the community about the his tory that caused this day to be prominent. Principal Arnald Cooper emphasized the importance and necessity for everyone to know where we came from in order to un derstand where we are going. It was also necessary for us to pay the type of political existence we have to day possible, he added. It was therefore a pleasure for us to do all we could to ef fectively execute the mandate given us by the Department of Education to highlight 1967, and how it changed the educational, social, political and economic landscape of The Bahamas. Invitees to the special assembly were council members, community group lead ers, pastors and parents, who witnessed a well-organized and well-executed pro gram. The very talented and not-so-shy Ieasha Saunders, a student from Grade 9, chaired the program. The message on Majority Rule from the Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes was read by Mr. Cooper, and set the tone for what was planned on the program. Students from various grades willing ly participated in the items on the program to send the message of Majority Rule. The program featured Bahamian songs such as the prominent Going down Burma Road, a skit on Majority Rule, and a dance. After the assembly, students viewed an exhibition depicting photos of the many events that led to Majority Rule. Students also worked on projects and essays about Majority Rule in The Bahamas. Mr. Cooper said that everyone worked extremely hard to make this event a reality, and for that, they were grateful. He surmised: God has truly blessed us with a very talented community. Grand Cay students participate in Majority Rule Day Principal Arnald Cooper of Grand Cay All Age School with Mr. Redwin Miller, a community elder. Mr. Cooper said that Mr. Miller can always be counted on to attend every single function held at the school.

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2013 School & Youth News By Canishka Alexander On Feb. 1, Grand Cay All Age School held its in-house Sports Day with represen tation from three teams: Lignum Vitae, Yellow Elder and Blue Marlin. Principal Arnald Cooper said that even though the school does not have a properly-paved track, they make good use of what they have. parents, teachers and students alike were Sports Day brings Grand Cay All Age School, community together overly excited, Mr. Cooper commented. and spoon, discus, shot put, and the threelegged race, and even though the power went out for almost the entire day, we did not allow that to stop the show. In the end, Lignum Vitae proved vic torious with Blue Marlin placing second and Yellow Elder in third. Mr. Cooper said the Sports Day was a major accom plishment in the Grand Cay community and students came together in a way that was never before seen. They were all competing against one another a community spirit was in deed felt. This I feel is the beginning of something great, and would not have been possible without having a dedicated and committed staff like Grand Cay has, he observed. So at the end of the day, I guess we all won. Above: The Lignum Vitae team from Grand Cay All Age School. Though their team won the most events, according to Principal Cooper everyone in the community won that day. Myriad Community Center launches school By Samantha Evans Myriad Community Center has been open for approximately one year. The Cen ter has been making an impact within the community, especially in the lives of disen franchised children. Recently, Bekera Tay lor launched a new incentive for schools where she delivers free movie passes to teachers to give to students who are doing well in school as an incentive for bettering performance. She realizes that schools are on a very tight budget and may not always be able to purchase tokens for students so she decided to help out in this regard. To date, only two schools have taken advantage of the passes: Central Abaco Primary School and St. Francis de Sales School. The movies can be seen on Saturdays from Noon until. Movies are shown every two hours. Besides this, she also invites parents to drop their children to the Cen ter to watch movies while they shop, clean the house, or just spend some time relaxing time at home. Schools that want to receive incentive movie tickets can call 458-6314. Banner and Cheer Competition held at Long Bay School By Samantha Evans On Wednesday February 20, 2013, Long Bay School held its Banner and Cheer Competitions at the school begin ning at 10am. The school has four houses and they joined forces for this event to in crease their numbers. The yellow and blue houses paired up and the red and green houses paired up. Each team had to create a unique banner that represented them. They were judged on originality, creativity, execution and overall beauty of the banner. The cheer was judged on originality, creativity, execution, music and song. The winner of the banner and cheer competi tion was the same team: yellow and blue houses with 75 points. Cross Country Race held at Long Bay School By Samantha Evans The Cross Country Race started at 10:00am on Friday February 15, 2013. The route the students and staff of Long Bay School took was from the school East onto Forest Drive to the roundabout then they turned north onto Crocket Drive to Queen Elizabeth Drive then west onto Queen Elizabeth Drive to Godfrey Cooper Street. Finally they turned south onto God frey Cooper Street then back to the school. The race was long but the students were great troopers as always. A winner was Please see Race Page 7 Call: 242-365-4695 or Voip: 561-207-7212 E-Mail: info@greenturtlerealestate.comwww.greenturtlerealestate.com

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March 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 OCEAN BLUE PROPERTIES Member B.R.E.A. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Sales, Rentals and Property Management ON GREEN TURTLE CAY: NEW!!! 19,000 sq.ft. lot within walking distance of Coco Bay Beach and public dock. Two wells on property Owner nancing available. Owner will consider trade for suitable US property in South Florida, preferably the Keys. Recently built block construction two story waterfront furnished home on Coco Bay. Second Floor Honeymoon Penthouse with one bedroom and one bath oers stunning views of Coco Bay. Ground oor has two bedrooms and one bath. Internet throughout. Just 20 steps to beach. Lushly landscaped with over 50 coconut trees. with 7,000 sq.ft. of land, with 28,000 sq.ft. of land NEW!!! Beachfront lot at Coco Bay 82 x 109. Just steps to public dock. Completely re-furbished 115 year old historic wood building centrally located in the heart of New Plymouth. Commercial/or residential use. 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Just steps from public dock; ferry; restaurants and shops. Owner re-locating. Furnished two master bedrooms with A/C, waterfront hilltop cottage. Kit/liv/din, cable TV, dock, overlooking Settlement Creek Rustic furnished two bedroom two bath cottage sea to sea on White Sound and the Sea of Abaco. A/C in bedrooms. Kit/liv/dining great room. Share in private dock. Great swimming and sunsets. Very private. Only accessible by boat. Located a mile from the historic town of New Plymouth. School & Youth News named from each grade level and points given to the various houses at the school. school boys was Jeremiah Dean of Blue ry school boys was Alex Joseph of Green boys was Rufus Martin of Blue House and the winner for the senior school boys was Brenton Davis of Yellow House. school girls was Brianna Pubien for Red House and the upper primary school win ner was Alyssa of Blue House. The winners for the junior and high schools were Tanisha Gelin of Red House and Luse Mara Gay of Green House re spectively. Race From Page 6 S. C. Bootle High School updates media center Press Release According to Principal Huel Moss, S. C. Bootle High School has just com Center setup by having 10 networked PCs installed. Computer teachers Norbelus Bustemante-Perez and Tiska Johnson com Over the years, several graduating classes have contributed to the school by purchasing gifts toward the completion of the Media Center and these would have included a Promethean Board, a 48-inch chairs, an audio-visual console on wheels, assistance with the 10 Internet-ready, net worked computer systems, a heavy-duty printer, LCD projector, projector screen, two laptops, a DVD player/recorder and an easel. Today, Moss said that the Media Center is one of the busiest rooms on the campus and is booked out by teachers for just about every period of the day. The teachers and students have em students making full use of the latest additions to the Media Center. braced the technology especially as it re lates to professional development such as electronic grading and record keeping as well as online courses; developing research skills; homework initiatives; and observ ing live national and international events to name a few, Moss said. S. C. Bootle High School is thankful to those who have contributed for us to get to this point. Rest assured that the Center will be used fully to advance excellence in education for years to come. James A. Pinder names their Student of the Year By Samantha Evans Nickael Roberts is the Student of the Year for James A. Pinder Primary School 2013. He is a well-mannered, friendly, obedient and unique individual who does not allow anything or anyone deter him from striving for excellence. At school, he is involved with the Spanish Club, School Choir, the Drama Club, and Sports where he has won several medals in various sporting events at the Inter-house and District Sports Levels over the years. He is a dependable and reliable young man who makes himself available whenever he is needed; including Public Holidays and Summer Time. He is also a member of the School Safety Team. Nickael is always willing Additionally, he is an active member in his church and participates in Youth Month activities and Summer Camps. Because of his efforts, Nickael was chosen as HeadBoy and Most Outstanding Male in the School. He has been on the Honour Roll in 2011 and aims to become an accomplished man when his school years have ended. He also wrote a poem to celebrate this years Majority Rule celebration. Grade six students equipped with tools for success By Samantha Evans Facing Challenges; Overcoming Barriers was the theme penned for the students of Central Abaco Primary School. The Grade Six teachers in conjunction with the Guidance Department planned and hosted them to a powerful one day seminar at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church Hall on Don Mackay Blvd. on Wednesday January 16 from 9am to 2:30pm. The purpose of this seminar was to equip the students with the tools they need to successfully complete grade six and ad vance to junior high school. The assistance of persons from key sectors in the commu nity was sought to make this day a success by providing educational, motivational and uplifting information. The speakers for the day included: Dr. Lenora Black -Superin tendent of Education, Ricardo Ferguson -Principal of Abaco Central High School, Nurse Ticia McKinney of Marsh Harbour geant Jocelyn Smith of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, and Youth Pastor Kyle John son of First Assembly of God. Dr. Black spoke on the topic Expec tations and Requirements at the Grade Six Level. She told the students that at this level they are expected to achieve great things, be disciplined and pay attention to details in their preparation of self and school work. She further encouraged them to make a personal commitment in respect their education, write it down and refer back to it often to ensure that they are on track. She told them to let today be a new day of achievement. Principal Ferguson spoke on the topic Expectations and Preparation for Grade Seven. He spoke about some of his experiences in high school and how one of his teachers did not speak positively into his life but he decided that he was go ing to succeed. He shared his journey to college, the challenges he faced and how he overcame them to become a successful teacher now principal. He told the students that your destiny is your destiny. He reminded them that they can do anything they put their mind too but they have to separate themselves from the crowd. He told them what they can expect if they come to Abaco Central High School for Grade 7 in September. Nurse McKinney spoke on the topic Personal Hygiene and Grooming. Her presentation was very personal as she told the students that personal hygiene and grooming can prevent illness, improve ap pearance, and result in more social accep tance. She spoke about each individually and involved the students. Sergeant Smith spoke about School Violence, Repercussions and Prevention. lence, various forms of school violence, the repercussions and what they can do to prevent becoming a part of school violence (and violence in general). She told them about some of the school-based and com munity initiatives Urban Renewal 2.0 has on the horizon such as Renew, Bahamas Scouts, the After-school Drill Core Pro gram, and the Green Space Conservation. who was the motivational speaker for the day. As a young man who was raised in The Bahamas and the United States, he faced many challenges including the death of his mother, choosing inappropriate friends, and not graduating from school graduate without him. His presentation was very student friendly and uplifting. According to the teachers, the event was a huge success. They are looking for ward to the students embracing all of the challenges that come with Grade 6 and overcoming them one at the time. The Grade Level Coordinator for Grade 6 is Eleanor Hield.

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2013 School & Youth News Dr. Arthur Clarke: March 1st Dr. Carnille Farquharson; Family Medicine Mar13th, 20th & 27th Dr. Winston Forbes; Cardiology/Internal Medicine Call for dates Dr. F. Bartlett; Pediatrics Call for dates Dr. Lucio Pedro; Obstetrics/Gynecology Mar 2nd Dr. Timothy Williams, General Practice Call for dates Dr. N. Akazie, Call for dates Dr. Marc Binard, General Practice & Internal Medicine Mar 4th 15th Dr. George Charit; General Practice, Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine, Daily Dr. Rogers; Opthamologist Call for dates Dr. George Charit MEDICAL DIRECTOR Integrated Medical Center is pleased to announce the schedule of Clinics for March 2013 Walk in Welcome Same Day Appointments No Long Waits No referrals needed The place where complete healing begins e-mail: imcabaco@gmail.com SLEEP APNEA TESTING NOW AVAILABLE & STAT IN-HOUSE BLOOD RESULTS TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT CALL OUR FRIENDLY STAFF had made a commitment to excellence and that she expected a competitive round in each Division. She acknowledged Rotarys the Club shared in the overall mission of the Department. She wished the best to all the students and urged them to continue to inspire their friends and their classmates. Nine children entered the Primary School Division, telling the judges and the audience why Manners make a Man. Some kids were more articulate than others in their presentations, but they all agreed that good manners help you get further in life; being polite, considerate and respect ful were prerequisite for good behavior and success in life. How can my generation contribute to the world we inherit was the topic for the Junior Division. Addressing crime and protecting the environment were issues commonly found in the students speeches. They all thought that their generation could improve the state of affairs in The Baha mas and leave a better world for genera tions to come. The Seniors had to explain how to achieve Peace through service, on a local, national and international level. Some lic issues such as racism, drug abuse, un equal treatment, poverty and government leaders faults. They would like to see a Speech From Page 1 Above: Junior Division Finalist with Rotarian Debbie Curry (far right). 1st: Davante Tate Moores Island All-Age School. 2nd: Priscilla Bain Forest Heights Academy. 3rd: Jaarona Stuart SC Bootle High School. Bahamas without poverty or social issues. They mentioned famous peace pro moters who changed the society they lived in through their service to a cause, such as Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Maya Angelou. They also cited inter national organizations such as Rotary and Red Cross, which by their commitment to service helped promote international peace. Violence breeds violence quoted one of the contestants, but there are ways World leaders should try to resolve issues in a diplomatic way. Those at war are not at peace with themselves was en ending quote by one of the participants. Head Judge, Rotarian Gentry Mor ris, congratulated the contestants, saying that the numbers were very close and that no one should feel that they lost. He gave a few words of advice having to do with deportment, gesticulation eye contact and voice tone. He also urged them to engage the audience. erts CAPS; in second place, Dikembe Wilkinson St Francis de Sales Catho lic School; in third place Delon Hunt Moores Island All-Age School. Moores Island All-Age School; second Priscilla Bain Forest Heights Academy; third, Jaarona Stuart S C Bootle High School. Boodle Forest Heights Academy; sec ond Joshua Robins St Francis de Sales Catholic School; third, Kirkland McIntosh Abaco Central High School. After the trophies presentation, a light lunch was served. Above: Primary Division Finalists with District Supt. Dr. Black (far right). 1st: Tanae Roberts CAPS. 2nd: Dikembe Wilkinson St Francis de Sales Catholic School. 3rd: Delon Hunt Moores Island All-Age School.

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March 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 School & Youth News By Canishka Alexander On Feb. 9, students enrolled in the Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps (BMCC) accompanied Glender Knowles, BMCC Duke of Topsail and Alburys Ferry. Knowles explained that the cadets were taking what they had learned from their theory session in the class about parts of the ship and the rules of the sea and applying it to the practical side of their course. At Alburys Ferry, they travelled to Maritime students continue their learning aboard Duke of Topsail, Albury's Ferry Hope Town to learn how to enter the har bour properly, how to determine whether the vessel is on the starboard or port side of another approaching vessel, and to look at navigation markers in terms of setting up a range to enter the harbour promptly as well as markings such as red or green buoys to indicate port or starboard on entering the harbour. So a lot of what well be doing today is looking at how vessels come to gether, how theyre supposed to pass port to port, and how theyre supposed to meet and overtake, Knowles said. So were just applying some of the lessons that they learned in the classroom today out on the sea. It was encouraging to see the large numbers of females represented in the group even though the maritime industry Overall, there are 300 students in the pro gram within New Providence, Grand Ba hama and Abaco. In Abaco, we do have females in the classroom. As a matter of fact, one of our females is now at the College of The Bahamas studying engineering. We have another at the end of this month sailing at sea for six months shes out of Fox Town will be Argentina. Knowles added that the program is only about three years old in the classroom setting, and is expanding quickly. The BMCC Program is offered on Tuesdays at Abaco Central High School, and on Thurs days at S.C. Bootle High School to stu dents in Grades 10 through12. This year, they were fortunate to have Campbells Shipping introduce a maritime program for The private and government sectors are looking at the fact that there is a need to introduce the program earlier to high school students because it gives them a bet ter competitive edge. Additionally, Knowles was excited to see that the maritime program is moving beyond the classroom in The Bahamas with students being sent into Canada and New York. Recently, a Memorandum of Under standing (MOU) was signed to incorporate the State University of New York (SUNY) and Holland College into C.O.B.s pro gram. Students can begin their studies at C.O.B. then in the third or fourth year transfer to SUNY or Holland College and then graduate in The Bahamas. So many things are happening that are for the advantages of students now be cause we are a maritime country, and we need to get these students involved in ca reer opportunities that are just out of the box whether they want to go on sea or on land. Were looking for maritime lawyers and naval architects so its not just on the sea; its also on the land. Also on the trip was Ms. Kimberly S.C. Bootle High School. She expressed that it has been an interesting experience time program. Growing up on the island, though, she did catch some glimpses of the industry with her grandfather running a yacht club. Its good to see students involved in a career path while they are still in school. From what I understand, the maritime in dustry is growing, and they need people es pecially here in The Bahamas. As you can see The Bahamas is surrounded by water, so theres no excuse not to have these pro shared. I usually travel home by boat to the Regattas every year, and I never really understood why they blow the horn when they leaving the port or coming into port. Ive learned that the horns do have a mean ing. Its been a very interesting program, and I think that it should stay around for a long time. Above: Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps students with BMCC coordinator, Glender Knowles, Mr. Knowles, who assisted with transportation, and S.C. Bootle Teacher Kim

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2013 School & Youth News By Jennifer Hudson This year the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band celebrates its 120th anniversa ry and in recognition of this occasion it is donating 10,000 books to students in gov ernment schools throughout the country. The programme was launched on Grand Bahama on 27 January. Then on February 11, it was Abacos turn when the RBPF Band visited the Central Abaco Primary School and the Abaco Central High School. The entire student body of the Cen tral Abaco Primary School sat waiting for the much anticipated visit of the band. The Band Director, Superintendent Ron Royal Bahamas Police Force Band presents books to schools ald Campbell, gave a short history of the band informing the young students that the RBPF Band was founded in 1893 and dur ing that time has had 14 band leaders and that he has held that position since 2010. it was very few in numbers it now boasts 150 members. In 1958 the band gained in Vegas. The band has been travelling ever since all around the world. I believe we are the number one ambassador for our country, stated Supt. Campbell. We represent it well; we are never late, never absent and never out of never work; we are paid to play, he quipped. Then came the part everyone had been waiting for. Supt. Campbell called on the band with the words; Band ReadyCome Lets Celebrate, which is their theme for this special year. The band delighted the children with not only their catchy music and lively rhythms but also their march ing displays and especially the demonstra tion put on by the drummers who, while never missing a beat, performed an amus ing display of dance steps garnering much applause. Supt. Campbell presented the books to the head boy and head girl and deputy head boy and deputy head girl of the school who accepted them on behalf of their fel low students. The souvenir exercise books have a very attractive front cover depicting a photograph of the RBPF Band and on the inside is a history of the band. The back inside and outside covers contain all of the metric tables and very appropriately musi cal terms, signs and key signatures. Following the visit to the primary school the band moved on to the high school where the books were received by school Principal Ricardo Ferguson. The band put on a similar show for the high school students with the addition of a spe cial dance display by the drum major. He called out a very surprised student to hold his baton while he thrilled his audience with his moonwalk and other fancy steps which elicited loud cheers. in Charge of the Abaco District, was also in attendance along with ASP Simmons. Above: the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band marches in front of Central Abaco Primary School.

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2013 A local business donated an LCD Projector and an HP laptop to the Social Sciences Department of ACH. Above: the items with the Principal, Ricardo Ferguson, and teachers of the SS department: Ethelyn McIntosh, Raquel Cox, Magdalene Mills (holding laptop) Michaela Thompson and Omwattie Ramdin. ACH upgrades Social Sciences Department with technology School & Youth News Childrens Art Class hosted at Hummingbird Art Gallery By Jennifer Hudson The Hummingbird Cottage Art Gal lery which opened in the center of Hope Town on January 5 is rapidly becoming a well-known hub for both local and foreign artists. One of its premises is to foster art education in the young and old and to this held at the Centre during the school midterm break. Classes were held from 9.30 am to 3.00 pm on February 22 and 23 and ca tered to children between the wide age range of 2 -17 years. The workshop was the brainchild of Erika Fest who was as sisted in its organization by the Art Centre manger, Robbie Bethel. The children were instructed in three separate groups, 2-4 year olds, 5-7 year olds and 8 and above. The instructor was Joli Feszt who is a resident of Hope Town. Ms. Feszt studied art in England and taught art for many years at Queens College in Nassau. There is a very good group of artists in Hope Town, both resident and visiting, so it is an ideal environment for the kids to get interested in art, she stated. children were painting scenes of Hope Town with its colourful homes, palm trees had been very hesitant to try anything at of the session was thoroughly enjoying cre ating his masterpiece. At the close of the session all of the children proudly placed their works of art at the side of the room to dry below the works of the masters hanging on the walls which one day they themselves may be emulating. Six year old Dawson Thompson said that she wanted to come to the class be cause; I really love art and six year old Meredith Knowles already had a head start because she says, My daddy teaches me at home. The older students were creating a still life picture of a beautiful red hibiscus and its leaves with Ms. Feszt helping them to discern carefully the shapes of each petal and the intricacies of the leaves. Some very nice pieces were materializing by the time I left. The workshop was visited by Christy Young, owner of the Hummingbird Cot tage Art Gallery. Ms. Young is herself an artist and is delighted to see the gallery be ing used not only as a place where people can view art but also where young people can become inspired to become artists of the future. Above: children creating their masterpieces during the Hummingbird Gallery Art Class.

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March 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 Artist Highlight Photographic Artist, Abaco home By Jennifer Hudson Kevin Paul Carroll of KP Carroll Photography, is a professional freelance photographer with 35 years of experi a photographic artist who provides a ser vice which was not really being offered. I like to pop colours and my photographs are often mistaken for paintings, he says. Some of my paintings I convert to look like oil paintings but I always tell people what they are and never try to pass them off as paintings. Mr. Carroll achieves the vibrant co lours in his stunning photography by what he describes as tweaking the colours for artistic effect and says that when he takes a photograph he sees in his mind the Mr. Carroll also specializes in black and white photography and, in fact, dur took only black and white since he had been told; If you really want to do true photography, do black and white. He says that he has always admired the work of the late Colyn Rees who was well known for his outstanding black and white photography and he has aspired to reach that level. I am not trying to copy Mr. Reess where a large void has been left by this great photographer as no-one has yet taken up that banner, says Mr. Carroll who deems it a great compliment when his work is likened to that of Mr. Rees. Mr. Carrolls venture into the world of photography began as a hobby when he was a young man and continued as a hobby until the mid-1980s. I was always interested in art but knew I could never be an artist so I turned to photography as I was told that I had an eye for art, he declared. He began by taking family photographer Andrew Aitken but was soon drawn to the commercial side of the business. At that time Mr. Carroll had a career in the insurance business but photography soon became his second career. His job caused him to travel extensively especial ly throughout The Bahamas, so he took the opportunity to photograph wherever he went. About seven years ago Mr. Carroll began selling his photography, mostly scenic but some commercial. He partici pated in an original art competition at the Sheraton Hotel when it reopened on Cable Beach, Nassau. His original work was chosen for 16 public areas of the hotel. The Wyndham Hotel also placed his im have been commissioned for the new Ba hamar Project. He also specializes in ar chitectural, aerial and real estate photog raphy and his work is displayed in many Mr. Carroll has been coming to Abaco on a steady basis since 1999 and to make it his permanent home so he and his wife relocated here from Nassau about one year ago. He enjoys photographing the great scenic beauty of Abaco as well as travel ling the rest of the Bahamas and the world to explore its beauty also. He remains committed to scenic, architectural and aerial photography as he knows that there are several photographers here who spe cialize in portraits and photography and he has no intention of stepping on any ones toes. Mr. Carrolls work can be viewed at various local art shows and on his web site www.kpcarrollphotography.com He can be contacted at 367 3707 or 477 6200. Above: Kevin Carroll with two of his scenic photos. One photo a scene from one of Abacos cays with colours altered to pop. The other, a black and white scenic view.

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2013 Abaco Marine Props Propellers Reconditioned & Rehubbed Phone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Brass Stainless Aluminum Sandblasting & Marine grade welding on Stainless and Aluminum Certied Propeller Repair Technician The ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas ABACO FREIGHT COURIER SERVICES Ocean Air 6671 W Indiantown Rd, Suite 50-453 Jupiter, Florida 33458 Walk-in and special handling nick@abacofreight.com Nick Mazzeo Opinion Insights for your Innerspring Your organization needs more than a Vision and Mission Statement Submitted by Whitney Bain In the last column we dealt with sys tems and discussed why they are so neces sary to the successful development of an enterprise. In this column we will look at the skeletal structure of a healthy organi zation by discussing why your organiza tion needs more than a vision and mission statement. that presented a thorough plan for organi zational excellence where you could see a clear series of methods being used to bring concepts into reality; I would ven companies, churches and organizations feel that by slapping a bunch of words together, calling it a vision and mission statement, placing them in a frame and then hanging it on a wall is all that there is to making sure their employees, members and supporters know what they are about, can communicate the companys ideals to others. Many companies, churches and leader. After the initial thrill has worn off to cause a church or organization to be ef fective. Just as a baby is developed over the course of several months by placing malleable tissue over a growing frame work of bones and cartilage; so must a company, church or organization by de veloped over a framework of structure, systems and strategy that can support the continued growth and development of the enterprise. If you sense that your company, church or organization is stagnant or in decline, it could very well be linked to the fact that you never created a proper framework on which it could grow and develop. Maybe you are guilty of slap ing out that even you dont understand or are even inspired by them. All is not lost. A company or organization can be trans formed into a totally different entity over a relatively short period of time through the adoption of systems and strategies. Several years ago I did some research on what it takes to create synergistic, opti mized and vibrant organizations. I found some great information but it is one piece of data that I really would like to share with you as it relates to this conversa tion, and that is The Balanced Scorecard. On its website The Balanced Scorecard Institute presents a circular and pyramid model that relates to the building of prop er framework for a viable organization. During my research I used their model to create a Balanced Scorecard for the com pany that I was employed with at the time. Those points are presented and explained as follows; Mission In the creation of a Mis sion Statement one need only provide an swers to these three questions what is our purpose, what do we do & why do we do what we do? Answering these three questions and reducing them down to as few words as possible without losing the essence of the answer, gives you a sen sible, clear and simple mission statement. For example, a barber may answer the questions in this way, my purpose is to men, I accomplish this by being an agent that teaches and delivers proper groom ing standards (cutting hair), I do this be cause I recognize that when young men receive an outstanding hair cut it changes their appearance for the better, gives them sion statement may look something like this Through exceptional personal grooming services A2Z Supercuts will improve the community by providing out standing hair cuts to men and boys that will improve their appearance, build their self-esteem and lead them to become posi tive contributors in the society. Now a hair cut does not stop violence or other vices, however; if you can make people feel better about themselves they tend to do more positive things that are in keep ing with their new sense of self worth. It is not the millions of gallons of water that creates the force of the waterfall but the willingness of every single drop to con tribute to the power of the whole. Vision A vision statement need only consider one question; what is our picture of the future? This barber could create a vision statement that sounds like this A2Z Supercuts will develop a follow a similar example. When added together the mission and vision statement may sound like this A2Zs purpose is to improve the community by providing outstanding grooming services to men and boys who through their change in appear their inner value and eventually become the gentlemen that they truly are. Both items should tie into each other and speak of the present actions (mission purpose, what we do, why we do) and then give an indication of the future result of those current actions (vision where will we be in 5, 10, 15 years). Most companies stop building a structure after they have put together a mission and vision state ment. However, they must recognize that it is critical to move from the present state of the company to the future state of the company. A baby is an immature man and only comes to be a man through a process of maturation. Mission state cate but after those are accomplished that child must grow up and reach the potential it possesses inside. This takes time, effort and patience. Similar to our example of using a baby, the points that follow are the maturation stages of a business. If the year later a business dwarfed in size and capacity, still making the same mistakes potential. Strategic Perspectives this item asks about results and how we are to evaluate them. In the case of the barber he may approach this aspect of his opera tional structure by creating a survey that customers can answer honestly so that he becomes aware of whether his current actions are achieving the results that are in line with his mission and vision. You must measure what you are doing! You cannot take for granted that your service is second-to-none and that it does not need to be improved. Strategic Themes & Results In this area of the business the barber must now ask the question; what are my main ar eas of focus? What results do I want to achieve in order to satisfy the customers needs? In this area the barber must set quality goals for himself (number of cuts per hour, acceptable percentage of quality haircuts based on daily or weekly custom er feedback, use of the best products and machines) and must then incorporate the feedback he gets from his customers (for example a customer may say, I prefer my haircut or I want to be shaved by a rotary trimmer rather than a razor). It is only by this kind of understanding that the barber will soon see an increase in cus tomer loyalty, a greater acceptance of his vision to create gentlemen and improved service delivery standards. Many people are not inclined to write things done but rely on memory to run their operations, this is a fatal mistake. It is important to document your progress and actions; for it is by this that you will know how well you are progressing, what you need to change and what is the general health of your business. Objectives The question that must be answered here is what continuous im provements are needed to get results? In this instance the barber has to set some objectives for himself like upgrading his skills, learning innovative haircuts from other barbers or magazines, trying new ideas and techniques and asking the cus tomers what they would like to see. This approach creates a strong bond between the barber and the customers; it challeng es the barber to stay on the cutting edge and ensures that quality stays high. Cus tomers appreciate that. Strategy Map this can look like a time but once you know how to read them you soon see it as a map that can be used to navigate your business operations, be sensitive to the customers behavior, see daily results and view future projections all on the one document. Strategy maps answer the question How do we create and improve value for customers? It in and creates an avenue for the customers voice to be heard consistently and as a re sult one can then develop and create ini tiatives to answer their needs and wants. Performance Measures & Targets everyone needs to get feedback, whether it is the CEO or the janitor. In business there must be an ongoing dialog between the company and the customer. This is the stage where that happens. It answers the question are we achieving the re sults we want from the actions and efforts we are exerting? It is here where compa nies would use surveys, interviews and in ternal reports to determine where they are on target and then create a plan to make improvements as necessary. Strategic Initiatives this is where the rubber meets the road! After all the talk about reports and interviews, market tests and statements; there must come a time when the business must act! It is at this juncture that the company must implement the projects and programs nec essary to contribute to the results they de sire. From a philosophical point of view the mission and vision statements act as a rallying cry for the organization but its the implementation of strategy that injects energy and action into an organizations operation. In physical terms the mission and vision are the brain and the strategic initiatives are the feet; while everything in between operates to ensure that what is thought of is eventually carried out. Theres a reason why recipes and maps are created. Recipes show that con sistent results can be achieved when a set series of actions are followed and maps enable a destination to be arrived at even without prior knowledge of where one may be going. In business the recipe and map is called the balanced scorecard. It allows organizations to utilize a set series of actions to reach consistent business re sults and allows business leaders to march tion. Please visit the link below to learn more about this subject. Resource: http://www.balanced scorecard.org If you have questions or comments about this article please write to whitney_ bain@yahoo.com.

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2013 Church News Women of Purpose seminar held By Vernique Russell The Women of Purpose Internation al Ministries was founded in Eleuthera in 1995. Since then the committee has hosted seminars and conference throughout the Bahamas. This year the committee ac complished a major mile stone by hosting the conference outside of Eleuthera for destination. On February 1 through 3, Gretrude Saunders and her team took Abaco by force. Accompanied by a contingent of guest speakers and conference supporters, Minister Saunders and her team united with forces here on Abaco and hosted the 18th Annual Women of Purpose Confer ence. The event was staged at the Faith Convention Center in Marsh Harbor with services beginning nightly at 7pm. On Friday, Feb. 2 at noon, a midday encoun ter was hosted. Speakers throughout the event included Apostle Hayes from Fort Lauderdale and Apostle Brenda Pratt of Nassau. Archbishop Patrick St. Francis de Sales By Canishka Alexander The Most Reverend Patrick Pinder, Archbishop of Nassau, and Claudette Rolle, director of Catholic Education, visited St. Francis de Sales School on Feb.12. That morning a service was held at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church for students and teachers. During her welcoming remarks, Principal Josephine Kumar commented on the announcement of 85-year-old Pope Benedict XVIs resignation on Feb. 28, and for his courage despite being the She also told Archbishop Pinder that she wished the Archbishop would visit the school more often, but because of his busy schedule, she realized he could not do so. The St. Francis de Sales Choir sang two selections before Archbishop Pinder of Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday. He ex plained that beyond the days cultural ties to Mardi Gras in New Orleans or to a similar celebration called Carnival in Trinidad & Tobago and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, its Christian origins point to the practice of giving up things as a special devotion to Christ. He also congratulated students for their performance in the Scripps Howard Spelling competition. The students, he said, also stole the show at the end of Catholic Schools Week while in Nassau. According to custom, Archbishop Pinder suitable day on the schools calendar to give the students a holiday. The All Male Teachers Gospel En semble was invited to deliver their win ning selection from last years National Arts Festival. Gifts were presented to the Archbishop and Director before teachers were called on to meet with them. The Archbishop also visited the students and staff of Every Child Counts later that af ternoon. The following day the students of St. Francis de Sales School made their way back to the Catholic Church for Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. It is a season of to Easter Sunday. Above: all of St. Francis de Sales Schools teachers at the front of the church after being greeted by Archbishop Pinder.

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March 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 CURRYS FOOD STORE Customer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed ice Green Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072 Located on the harbour front Guana Freight Services Regular Frei ght Runs to Guana Cay & Scotland Cay 242-365-5190 Great Guana Cay guanafreight@hotmail.com Across 1. QUAILBob White. 2. TAINOThe Lucayan was a subset of these indigenous people. 5. ROCKERSCentral / South Abaco Junkanoo Group. 7. CRAWFISHThis 47 inch beast was recently caught off of Grand Cay, Abaco. 8. LEACHATEThis critical component has been compromised in Abaco, LEACHING pollutants into the water table for months. 10. DORSETTMinister in charge of housing and environment. 15. GUANAIsland hosting first leg of the BBC. 16. TOMATOESAre these fruits or vegetables? 17. FLEAThis Market wont leave you itching, despite its name. 18. EXPLORERSNorth Abaco Junkanoo Group. Down 1. QUACKA hack doctor. 3. OPINIONEverybody has one. 4. BEHOLDBahamas superbowl ad. 6. URCAThis organization recently denied Cable Bahamas rate hike. 9. AUDIOThe A in A / V. 11. RUBBERElastic export of India. 12. ECCThe Music Doing Good group performs benefits for this Abaco school. 13. TWITTERThis social media platform is for the birds. 14. DARTSAbaco recently brought home a gold trophy for this nationally played sport. 15. GEORGIEThis lumbering, lovable visitor now lives at Dolphin Cay. Feb 15 Crossword Answers Across 1. When more than one interpretation can be made. 4. A time to plant and a time to ______ 8. Like an exam, but usually less serious. 10. Italian, English and Japanese are examples. 12. Important invention for submarine navigation. 15. Proposed new tax. 16. Six in one, half _____ in the other. news. 18. Float like a ___________ sting like a bee. Down 3. Feast or _______. 5. Live under bridges and, more recently, on the internet. 6. Mind over _____ 7. Noon of the night time. 9. Classical philosopher. 11. Football 13. Can use both right and left. 14. This group took top spot in the closely contested Senior Junkanoo Love Rush Parade.

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2013 Church News By Jennifer Hudson The Royal Bahamas Police Force, Abaco District, held its annual church ser vice on February 12 at the Saint John the Baptist Anglican Church, Marsh Harbour. In addition to The Royal Bahamas Police Force, the service was also attended by The Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Road Department and Bahamas Customs De partment. The service is always preceded by a parade of all the uniformed law enforce ment branches led by the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band. This year the parade began and ended at the new government complex in Dundas Town. Pastors from several different church denominations participated in the service along with mem bers of all of the uniformed branches. The service began with rousing fan fare from the RBPF Band which also pre sented a selection later in the service as well as providing a strong accompaniment to the excellent congregational hymn sing ing. The sermon was delivered by the Reverend Willish Johnson, Rector of the host church. Rev. Johnson was ordained as a Deacon in 2002 and served as Assistant Priest in parishes on several of the Fam ily Islands before her posting to Abaco in 2005. She made history on her appointment to St. John The Baptist, Marsh Harbour, as tor of the Anglican Church of The Baha mas and Turks and Caicos islands. Reverend Johnson took as her text Matthew 5: 1-14 (The Beatitudes) and preached a forceful sermon which, while the uniformed services, also presented a very valuable message to the entire con gregation and people throughout The Ba hamas. an awesome responsibility and that while their task is not an easy one they get their greatest mandate from knowing the Mas ter. Many look up to you and count on you but who do you look up to? she asked then told them to look up to Jesus, the greatest teacher that ever lived and become His disciple. Reverend Johnson spoke of the chal lenges the nation is facing and the serious issues needing to be dealt with and asked all to consider if they are giving their best for the advancement of Gods people here on earth. Crime and violence are on the rise; this is a generation of young people with no regard for law or life. We must ask our selves if we have come to the Maker or moved him so far away from our existence that we do not know him anymore. if they spend time with God they can give to others and He will protect and keep them and enable them to live a life of integrity. Each year a very moving part of the service takes place near the close when the colours of The Bahamas and the Police Standard are presented in preparation for the Remembrance of the Deceased. The Above and below: Royal Bahamas Police Force, Royal Bahamas Defence Force, gration Department and Bahamas Customs Department joined together for a special service on Feb 12. cers of each of the departments. This is fol lowed by the playing of the Last Post and Reveille by trumpeters of the RBPF Band. At the close of the service, follow ing the singing of The National Anthem of The Bahamas, members of the uniformed forces led by the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band, marched from the church then joined with members of the congregation in the Parish hall for fellowship and re freshments. ABACO ISLAND PHARMACY LTD.We have moved! Next to ECC and across from BTC, Marsh Harbour 367.2544 tel 367.6544 faxabacoislanpharmacy@gmail.comPrescriptions Testing Beauty Supplies Vitamins Supplements 8:30am 6pm Sundays 9am 4pm Business Service Directory Abaco Glass Company Window Glass and Mirrors Cut and Installed Commercial Store Fronts Installed and Replaced Don MacKay Blvd. 367-2442 Yale Windows Rentals : 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!! Nassau 242-457-4SOD (4763) or 225-4SOD (4763) Abaco 242-357-6975 Fax: 242-367-2424 GRASS GRASS GRASS From Our Farm to Your Door! We Now Have SOD for Immediate Located Don MacKay Blvd and Airport Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard Accepted

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March 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 19 MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY VEHICLES FOR SALE Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color high light on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com Items for Sale, Employment, Services, Cars & Boats BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Used Gas Generator for sale, Generac 7550 electric start. $500. Call 367-2597 or 367-3956 Asphalt Shingles for sale (50 yr) 150 bundles available $40 each. Call 475-5801 MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Bic Veloce 328 Windsurfer, complete with 2 sails & new mast foot $500. Call 367-0124 on Man-O-War, Abaco. Saturday & Sunday only. Transportation and keep included. Please call Mark Gates at 365-6306 or 458-3252 Well established company in Hope Town is seeking a Please fax resume to 366-0570 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. 4.6 hse, in good condition with new brake rotors, pads & steering rods. $6,000 ONO. 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 fre quent visitor to Abaco, is for sale. She is fully equipped for live-aboard cruising. Look up her on www.Yachtworld.com. Locally call Doug Moody on Skype 772-905-3596 or Surf Song on VHF-68.Ante, adellabem nes consus 35 Custom Steel Cruiser 3500 hrs on re built Perkins Diesel motor. Currently cruising the Abacos. Price $22,000 REDUCED to $15,000 OBO Email: joken.eh@gmail.com or call 4752125 36 Rampage twin Cat diesel, low time, excel lent cond inside and out. Will consider small boat on trade. $75,000. Can be sen at Green Turtle Cay. Email: stevelbuchanan@msn.com Call 772-460-0806 or 970-389-1894 brand new, all parts and owners manual, still in packaging, cooktop control panel, electric oven control. Must sell! $650 call 458-5423 NEW 8KW Diesel Generator, in soundproof box $7,500. Call 577-0340 with ramp tail gate, excellent condition $1,200. Call 3670124 For Sale in box with seat and basket, four wheels and hand brakes $95. Call Shawn 1800-428-5380 Trek 3700 Mountain Bike, excellent cond. Spare tube, tire & other parts. $300. Email: cadams2@maine.rr.com Get Results Advertise with a Classified COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENT PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS WANTED TO BUY Wanted to Buy: Commercial Properties or Acreage in Abaco. Fast CASH buyer. Send location and asking price to AbacoLand@ho tmail.com. Guana Cay, 2 bed, 1 bath apt, fully furnished & equipped. $1,100/mo. Also available by the week. Call 904-982-2762 Marsh Harbour, Sky Developers 2 bed/1 bath, furnished, with A/C, washer and drier, water included, $1100/mo. Call Mrs. Green at 367-2660 Marsh Harbour, cabin home in, Calcutta on old Key Club Rd, 1 bed 1 bath, furnished with large yard. $750/m with lawn service $700/m you do lawn. Utilities, phone and water not included. Available immediately, 1 year lease, move in. call 1800-428-5380 Shawn Marsh Harbour, 1 bed, 1 bath home fully funrished, A/C, washer/dryer, the works! For rent or rent to own. Call 475-1664 or 367-4303 2 bed, 2 bath home. Hill top lot, surrounding waterviews, fenced yard $1300 per month. Call 367-3529 or 577-0016 Now available 1 & 2 BR units-Eastern Nassau-automatic garage door opener for your safety. Have to see to appreci ate. Call 359-1531 for viewing, 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 Treasure Cay Canal front property with 111 dock, boat lift, davits, & cleaning station. RE DUCED to $299,000. Call 305-245-6043 or hquin1902@gmail.com 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 Tilloo Cay Cottage for sale. Deep water dock. $395K. Call 242-554-8291 residential Lot, over looking Sea of Abaco, near Radio Abaco,Lot # 09 G. 6,835 square feet. Call 559 8553 Casuarina, For sale by owner, Lot # 100, across the street from the canal, 75x160. Asking $45,000. Call 367-3472. Serious inqui ries only! 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 Located in historic New Plymouth on Green Turtle Cay. The inn features quiet Colonial charm with 11 guest rooms, 50 seat restaurant and bar, garden and porate retreat, school for art, culinary, ocean research or family home. Designated historic landmark, circa 1820. Tax exempt. For sale by the owner of forty years. Priced to sell! Call 1-242-365-4138 or 242-559-9104. Marsh Harbour Office Space, for rent. Aircondition, $400 per month plus utilities. Call 367-2597 or 367-3956 Get Results Advertise with a Classified

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