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Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 03-15-2013
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March 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 6 MARCH 15th, 2013 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID WEST PALM BCH FL Permit NO 4595 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service Requested Hope Town Heritage Day recalls memories of past generations By Timothy Roberts Despite overcast skies and intermit tent, light rain hundreds of locals and visi tors came out to enjoy the annual Hope Town Heritage Day The museums president, Suzanne Bethel, welcomed the audience and said If you are a descendent of Wyannie, the cou rageous lady, then be happy for us that she found this beautiful island so many years ago. I hope you enjoy its beauty as she did and we do. She told the visitors that items from the past help us to appreciate the present, while others give us hope for the future. With a focus on our common ancestry she noted that our genealogy links us all as one. She said that the Wyannie Malone Museum looks forward to having even more displays in the museum, some which Above: Jim Pitocha doing the limbo at the Ministry of Tourisms People to People event in Treasure Cay. The event is a way for the Ministry to say thank you to Abacos secondhome owners. See Page 10. People to People recognizes second-home owners Please see Heritage Page 11 The Marsh Harbour Reef Ball took place on March 2 at the Job Room. Cel ebrating Twenty Five years of environmen tal education, Friends of the Environment made sure the event was one to remember. With a silent auction, a vibrant live auc tion and the rocking sounds of local band Suppa Time the Reef Ball was a delight to many. The event drew a large crowd of lo cals, second-home owners and boaters. The eclectic crowd mingled, socialized and met with Friends of the Environment staff. The silent auction, set up on the deck of the Jib Room, was constantly ebbing and steals and for those just looking to spend money on a worthy cause. As the staff of the Jib Room and of Friends of the Environments bustled around to ensure a pleasant evening, few paid attention to the sloppy weather out side. All were cozy and dry in the expertly decorated, closed-in deck of Marsh Har bour Marina. As the crowd settled down, with a conch fritter in one hand and spirit in the other, the main event was hinted at. Those in attendance took their seats. Please see Reef Page 2 Marsh Harbour Reef Ball raises money for good cause Above: Kristin Williams, Director of FRIENDS, displays one of the many live auction prizes during the Reef Ball held at the Jib Room in Marsh Harbour. This year marks Friends of the Environments 25th anniversary. Above: some organizers and particpants in Hope Towns Heritage Day.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2013 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com Before the live auction, however, several people and organizations were honoured for their involvement in raising awareness about Abacos environment. Lo cal motorcycle group, the Scurvy Few was honoured, with member Sid Dawes present to receive the award. Chad Sawyer, local businessman, was also presented with a plaque for his efforts. As dinners were being served to the now seated patrons, Michael Albury, the always-energetic auctioneer at these events, took the mic to raise funds for the environ mental organization. Prizes included a ten Central & All Abaco Reef From Page1 Above: Kevin Pinder and Leazona Richard of Suppa Time take the stage. Harbour Exporters and Importers, a week a weekend in Treasure Cay, a Junkanoo headpiece, and many other donated items that many happy bidders walked away with well under-value. After dinner, Suppa Time took the stage to entertain and shake the guests up. They played many favourites and easy-todance-to hits. Friends of the Environment is a local ness and education about the environment. service to the community. The funds raised will go towards educational projects. Above: Chad Sawyer (left) being presented with his award of appreciation by Cha Boyce (center) and James Richard (right). Above: two young socialites pose for a photo between tracking their silent auction bids. Above: Michael Albury sporting some fancy headwear while conducting the live auc tion.

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March 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 Central & All Abaco Press Release The Abaco branch of Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association has been awarded the prestigious Association for Rescue at Sea (AFRAS) Caribbean Search & Res cue Award for 2012. AFRAS membership includes the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and the British Royal National Lifeboat Institution as well as many other marine rescue organizations worldwide. During the week of 6-10 November 2011, the Abacos experienced some of the This was caused by a sub-tropical weather system offshore. Small craft advisories were issued and many larger cargo ships elected to remain in port. The passages be tween the Sea of Abaco and the Atlantic Ocean were generally judged as impass able. Unfortunately, some did not heed these warnings and there were four sepa rate maritime incidents to which BASRA Abaco responded. A total of 61 lives were saved but sadly three souls perished. On Monday 7th November 2011, the 46 boat Hideout with 6 persons aboard, capsized and broke apart while trying to negotiate North Man-O-War passage. The BASRA 26 RIB was immediately dis patched from Hope Town with Mr. Clay Wilhoyte in command and crewed by his eldest son, Andrew Wilhoyte. A Royal Ba hamas Defence Force (RBDF) patrol vessel was also dispatched from Marsh Harbour, Abaco and a formal request was made by BASRA to the United States Coast Guard, for helicopter support. Over a period of two hours, in ex tremely dangerous conditions and 12-15 foot breaking waves, Mr. Wilhoyte picked his way through coral heads and recovered four persons from the water, transferred them to the RBDF vessel and then returned to the reef to look for additional survivors. One further person was recovered but un fortunately they were unresponsive. The search for the last remaining crew member was unsuccessful. damage during this search, with the centre console becoming separated from the boat deck by a wave. In a written note to the United States Embassy in Nassau, LCDR William Fri day, the aircraft commander of the helicop ter that assisted in the search for survivors commented as follows:"With the Coast Guard helicopter located over 45 minutes away, BASRA's Rescue Boat Captain Clay Wilhoyte's self less actions are the reason four people are alive today. By the time the USCG heli copter arrived, BASRA had already satu rated the immediate scene of the capsized mendations to us to expand the search area based on local knowledge and weather conditions. The rescue efforts were com pounded by dangerous seas breaking over the reef, threatening the BASRA vessel with its own peril as it continued the unsuc award to BASRA For Demonstrating Su perb Vigilance, Skill, Determination and Teamwork. On learning of the award, Mr. Clay Wilhoyte, the Captain of the BASRA boat for the rescue said Its always a team ef fort in these types of rescues, for every responder actually on-scene in the boat, there are two or three others diligently working phones and radios, coordinating the search and just as importantly, those making sure the equipment is maintained and ready to go when needed. We had four major rescues that week and for each one, there were different members in the boat, this was just the one that was picked for an award. The Abaco branch of Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association was established in the 1960s and is a volunteer organization whose members give their time freely to save and assist those in peril. It is wholly events. BASRA Abaco awarded top Caribbean honour for search & rescue Central Abaco Red Cross Group to partner with Lovely Reckley By Canishka Alexander The Central Abaco Members Group of the Bahamas Red Cross Society held their monthly general meeting at the Dun das Town Church of God on Feb.23. Sa rone Kennedy, group leader, outlined the fundamental principles that guide the Red Cross movement adding that one of the ality. He also mentioned the need to main tain membership in the group. During the last meeting, two com mittees were appointed one of which was put in place to assist Lovely Reckley. Mr. Kennedy asked Ms. Reckley to give a brief presentation on her Feed the Children Lunch Program, which began approxi mately 24 years ago. According to Ms. Reckley, a woman from Green Turtle Cay assists her as she feeds more than 100 chil dren every day. Last year, she was feeding 130 children every day. It only takes $3 to feed a child each day. For those willing to make donations, Ms. Reckley can usually be found seated at Maxwells Supermarket to collect funds for her lunch program as you exit the store. Red Cross members are expected to assist her going forward. Mr. Kennedy said that it is sad to know that children are going throughout the day without food to eat as he calculated that Ms. Reckley supplies more than 500 Please see Hungry Page 6

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2013 FULL SERVICE MARINA WATERFRONT VILLAS Bahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun. Enjoy a delicious dinner with us Happy Hour Daily 5 pm 6 pm Open Year Round Come lounge at The Helm, our indoor bar Boat House Restaurant For local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065 email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.com White Sound, Elbow Cay Sea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Central & All Abaco lunches a week. He has spoken with the Abaco Christian Council about support ing the initiative. Presently, Pastor Earlyn Baillou of New Rehoboth Ministries pro vides lunches twice a week to one of the schools. Another member Regina Kennedy pointed out that if we dont take care of these hungry children now we will suffer the consequences later on. Subsequently, Maria Rose suggested the donation of products to schools for children to grow their own food and to also partner with farmers and farming associations. Mr. Kennedy agreed that the Red Cross can be a channel through which organizations can make donations. Another suggestion was to see what restaurants, hotels and baker ies would be willing to donate food items. Sharing with peers at school can also be encouraged among students. Moving on to the month of May, which is designated as Red Cross Month, the group members have begun to plan for their annual Community Emergency Pre paredness Day. To summarize, the event is about educating the public on the types of emergencies and what they can do to ensure their safety. Local businesses are represented as well organizations that deal with emergencies to demonstrate the ser vices they provide. Mr. Kennedy reminded members to spread the word that we must all Be Red Cross Ready. Finally, Mr. Kennedy said that there is also a need to reactivate the youth arm of the Red Cross called Junior Links. Crystal project. Hungry From Page 5 By Timothy Roberts For the second time in two years the Eastern Shore Property Owners' Associa tion (ESPOA) is appealing to the local gov ernment to halt plans for a proposed res taurant/bar applying to occupy the building at the head of the government dock at the Crossing. The group of 41 homeowners who live in close proximity to the location ex pressed their opposition to any new busi ness at the already crowded and under supervised area at the Crossing. Presently Alburys Ferry Service operates from a building at the same location. The statement said a restaurant and bar which will grossly overtax the already fragile environment and encourage more intensity of use there than already exists. Eastern Shore Property Owners voice concerns We are taxpaying owners living on Eastern Shore and we are sickened by the existing conditions at Crossing Beach. As the residents who are most directly affect ed by the goings on at Crossing Beach, the inadequate parking facilities for a business like Albury's Ferry Service, not to men tion any new business there, the despolia tion of one of the only public beaches in all of Marsh Harbour and the after-hours activities which already take place there, we know full well that the idea of adding a restaurant/bar to what's already there is a very bad one indeed. The ESPOA further stated to local government please be advised that we are steadfastly opposed, in the strongest terms possible, to any additional business, of any kind, being permitted at Crossing Beach. Please do not allow this intended use to subvert the residential security of our neighborhood. Wild Horses of Abaco receives Atlantis Community Service Award By Canishka Alexander The Atlantis Paradise Island Nassau Community Service Award was granted on Feb. 13 to the Wild Horses of Abaco (W.H.O.A.) Preservation Society for their community service on the island. On March 12, W.H.O.A. board members Mi lanne Rehor (also known as Mimi), Wyn some Ferguson of the Abaco Tourist Of National Trust (BNT) met at the BNT of ceived from Atlantis. Rehor expressed that they were hap py to receive the award, which came at a very important time. She commended the preservation societys board members for their tremendous support in assisting with the horse project. According to the Arkwild.org Web site, the project began in 1992, and al ish barbs, they were more appropriately named Abaco Spanish Colonial Horses. The site goes on to say that: The Please see Horses Page 15 Above: congestion at The Crossing.

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March 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 Local Government Central Abaco Town Planning Mar 7 By Timothy Roberts The Central Abaco Town Planning Board met on March 7 reviewing plans to taling over $3.2 million in estimated con struction cost for residences, apartments, multiplexes, shops and cottages within the district. During the meeting a plan for a pro posed take-away restaurant located near the public dock at the Crossing in Marsh Harbour was tabled. After a long discus sion two members approved while three members of the board rejected the pro posal. Also presented during the meeting was a 2400 square foot studio/workshop for Every Child Counts (ECC). The plan was unanimously passed by all members. Marsh Harbour Town Committee Feb 13 By David Ralph The Marsh Harbour Town Committee met on February 13, 2013, in the govern ment complex building. The predominat ing topic was the issue of the Mud squatter settlement and the problems it is creating. These problems included the rampant addi tion of new structures and the expansion of existing structures, sanitation and refuse, businesses, and the ability of residents there to conduct themselves without any apparent oversight or adherence to Baha mian laws or regulations. Funding was authorized to install a larger storm drain across the road at Cap tain Macs corner on the road leading to the ferry. The road will be trenched to replace a small pipe with a larger one. This drain will connect with a larger pipe draining into the Abaco Beach Resorts residential lagoon. A lateral drain may be installed be tween the BTC technical building and the street in front of ECC School. This would divert storm water that collects in a low road section to an existing storm sewer in front of the BTC building. Steps will be taken to prepare for the relocation of a Ritz Carlton building at Winding Bay donated several years ago but still at that location. Plans are to relo cate the portable building to the BAIC Park where the recent Junkanoo was held. Hope Town District Council Feb 28 By David Ralph The Hope Town District Council met in Hope Town on February 28, 2013 for its monthly meeting. A small group of homeowners from the north end of Elbow Cay met with the Council asking for assistance with road repairs for the north end. As taxpayers, they wondered why the residents south of town got an existing paved road upgraded with new pavement several years ago while their 50-year-old road remains a dirt rut. Furthermore, they claimed the present law discriminates against them by prohibiting These homeowners are willing to make some repairs themselves but need permission. They asked if Council could cooperate with them in funding or help in pursuing assistance from Nassau. Council members were receptive to their plight but have no surplus funds. In the past, Council had been given token amounts for small capital projects. If fund ing of this nature should be given again, this road would be considered. A resident south of town on Elbow Cay built a fence years ago according to a survey he paid for and with an approved building permit based on that survey. Re cently, a neighbour hired a different sur veyor who found the fence to be encroach ing on his land by four feet. Based on this new survey, the Council approved a permit for a fence. Without further notice or ap proval, the neighbour removed the prop persons property. The property owner of giving permission for the new fence. Not sure of the legal issues, the Administrator was asked for advice which he will give after investigating the facts. After a public meeting on a proposed noise ordinance for Hope Town in which the public overwhelmingly objected to, Council members voted to leave things the bances be brought to the attention of the police. A local ordinance prohibiting the ownership of pit bulls and similar breeds was passed. This applies to Elbow Cay only. A moratorium on additional golf cart and limited parking in Hope Town. On matters related to town planning, the Council approved the construction of a 100-foot free-standing tower on the BTC property beside the Hope Town School. This is to give improved cell phone cover age the Elbow Cay area. The construction of a recreational building was approved behind the Method ist manse in Hope Town. Other routine plans were passed for Guana Cay and Man-O-War Cay. Central Abaco District Council Feb 28 Council met on Feb 28 at 6:30pm. They made no corrections to the minutes. Matters on the agenda included decid ing that an errant lawnmower, which was brought in by the Marsh Harbour Town Committe several years ago but fell into an outside partys possession, has proven too civil matter. The airport was discussed as well. ment company would be was offered as of that meeting. It was decided a full report about the airport would be presented at next meeting. The issue of regularizing government employees was brought up. The waiting more preference. Clerical staff would not be included in the program. The Council is still waiting for re funds from NEMA which were released by the Council on good faith for hurricane Please see Council Page 20

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2013 From the Editor's Desk // Cycle One 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: NAME ON CARD: CARD NUMBER: EXP DATE: SIGNATURE: AMOUNT PAID: Master Card Visa WE NOW ACCEPT MASTER CARD/VISA Dear reader, it has been one year since I took the helm of our paper. The Abaconian has, remarkably, remained intact. Despite a few hiccups I feel like things have gone well. And I have you to thank. I have the others to thank, as well. Others read The Abaconian. Others do the crossword. Others pick apart the stories and write letters and look for their daughters or cousins name in the student section. I thank the others. But since they dont read the editorials they may never get my thanks. So I especially thank you. If you have been with me since March 15, 2012 then you have a spe cial place in my heart. I, at once, pity you for reading through my sometimes sophomoric attempts at tying together a coherent editorial. And I also envy you for having the amount of patience it must take to make it through my ramblings. But weve made it through one whole cycle. One year. Twelve months of compiling the happenings of Abaco and presenting them to those who are interested. We have found ourselves center stage nationally, with the allimportant by-election. And weve found ourselves forced into introspec tion with violent crime right in our community and watching the failure of our businesses and government(s). Weve had highs and lows. Weve had cycles. I am about to write you a script you are most likely all too famil iar with: Illegal immigration, power fail ures, decaying infrastructure, crime, environmental degradation, issues with Broken. All too familiar? Its all been in these pages. Over and over and over again. A cycle. Sometimes I feel like my mind is slipping when I realize the same issues have plagued us, not just since I took the helm of this publica tion, but for years and years. Break the cycle. But what if I told you there is a concurrent cycle also buried in these pages. Sure, they may not be bur ied per se because I love to broadcast good news whenever I can. But bad news will always be remembered. Our brains are hardwired to remember the negative. It is a survival mechanism. But there is so much good trying to counter the cycle. There ARE young Bahamians re turning from college and furthered ed ucation. But we only seem to remem ber the stories of cousins and friends who opt to remain in the US of A. There ARE opportunities and ar eas of growth. But its hard to shake the sight of shuttered up shops and ghostly shells. There IS a counter-cycle. But its inertia will slow should we continue to focus on the negative and take no steps to better ourselves. Break the cycle. I hope this time next year I have new things to talk about. If I have to read more letters to the editor about power going out and garbage and pot holes I think I might go over the deep end. Yes. The deep end. Behind ManBut for another cycle we at The Abaconian will continue to bring you the news. Whether it is good or bad. Without bias. And with you in mind. Thank you for reading. -Bradley Albury Community Calendar Cay Tasting Weekend dation Spring Fundraiser petition Center Fundraiser Easter Concert & Rescue Fundraiser Big Daddy Memorial Fishing Tournament

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March 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Letters to the Editor Time Flies Dear Editor; A recent edition of The Abacon ain reported that yet another investigating group visited the Marsh Harbour Airport, its closed terminal and control tower on Jan 16, 2013. This assemblage, like previ ous meetings and visitors on Nov 1, Dec 10 and Dec 18, 2012 all praised the new terminal and the improvements to the air port. However, as with previous meetings, no concrete or accurate listing of the yet to be completed requirements was recorded. It was interesting to note that at the Jan 16, 2013 visit, the chairman of Airport Au thority and his colleagues would give their opinions of the building instead of a writ ten report. It has now been some 2 & years since construction began on the redevelop ment of the Marsh Harbour International Airport. Isnt it time that the citizens of Ab aco, visitors and second home owner be rate time table for their completion. A great deal of the future of Marsh Harbour and Abaco is directly related to the completion of the Leonard M. Thomp son International Airport. Tempus Fugit. Sincerely, Max Swartz Hope Town Oil Slicked Lies Dear Editor; The government said it would not permit exploratory oil drilling in our wa ters without a referendum. Now Sunday (March 10), the government through its Environment Minister has announced that it will allow this drilling without the con sent of the Bahamian people. This is because the government nev er intended to ask the Bahamian people a thing before permitting oil drilling it was a lie when they said it, and they said it be cause they felt it was what the Bahamian people would have wanted to hear at the time. But the fact of the matter is that the government was already personally in vested, from the Prime Minister down the line, in the company (Bahamas Petroleum Company) that plans to drill for oil in our waters from the time they were in Opposi tion. So they never intended to do anything other than protect and boost their interests Quick comment on the long overdue road works. They have to be joking!! What I see going on can't possibly be what the government paid or is paying 1.5 million for!! Looks like we are gonna get another half [done] job done on the roads!!! -R. Farrington Via Facebook Where is the police report on the mudds "the gun slipped" killing? @hmose Via Twitter Tweets to the Editor Support Education Dear Editor: Have you ever been given a lifechanging opportunity? I was given such an opportunity at a private school when I entered the 7th Grade. Years later, I had the privilege of providing one for my daughter when she needed special school ing. I saw what a difference it made! of offering life-changing chances to the deserving students of Abaco who, without help will not go to college. If you come to the Fundraiser on March 22nd at the Abaco Inn, you will have an opportunity to meet some of them. I will tell you two stories in case you cant attend. Jane (not her name) lives far from Marsh Harbor and walks to work there ev ery day so she can try to save the money to go back to school. She got herself out of a very bad family situation and now wants to study psychology to try to understand what happened and help other people here in Abaco. She has few places to turn for a portion of her tuition but cant do it with out your donation. John (not his name) is exceptionally bright. We need to help him because if we do, he may well change the world. He wants to study Mechanical Engineering and with our help he will be a success. His parents saved as much as they can, but the economy here is tough and their jobs do not pay enough to cover the tuition. Can you imagine their pride and his if he can attend college and become an engineer? To help the 10 top students Aba must raise $200,000.00. That represents $50,000 a year for four years. Once we give a scholarship, that student is guaran college years if they maintain a successful GPA. scholarships and tracks the progress made by recipients. This is accomplished in an going directly to students. There is no bet ter way to give back to this beautiful place we live in and love than to invest in the human capital that will enhanse the lives of everyone here. Please join me in supporting Abaco Hasty Evans Man-O-War Please see Letters Page 20

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2013 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 North Abaco By Canishka Alexander The Ministry of Tourism offered en tertainment at its best during the Annual People to People Winter Residents Re ception on Feb.27 at Coco Beach Bar in spreading the word because there were at least 400 to 500 people accounted for at the event. According to Wynsome Ferguson, People to People reception is a way for them to say thank you to the second homeowners and to those who play a vital role in our economy. This is the one day that we set aside just to say thank you and to pamper them, she said. They deserve it, and even as we are going through the downturn in the economy, its people like them that are keeping Abaco moving, and so were very grateful to them. People to People reception draws large crowd As Abaco musician Chris The Burn er Russell accompanied by Tony Tony crooned out familiar tunes, guests made an extended cue on the deck outside for the and conch fritter appetizers and coconut and pineapple pastries. Following Fergusons welcoming remarks, her Tourism colleague Michelle Mikula took up the helm as moderator for the event. Mikula invited guests to par ticipate in musical chairs, a limbo com petition, trivia questions and a conga line. Meanwhile, Kendy Anderson of the Abaco gina White and Ashley Clarke were also present to serve the guests. Clarke contributed a hilarious cultural performance, and the highlight of the event was a Junkanoo performance by students of Treasure Cay Primary School. Ferguson added that the intent of the activities is to give our guests a taste of our culture. Standing near the buffet line was a guest named Jim Pitocha from Florida, who had won the limbo competition with his fancy footwork. Remarkably, Pi tocha recently had a knee replacement. This year was his familys fourth visit to The Bahamas on their boat, which was an chored in Treasure Cay, and they accom panied friends to the event. Pitocha commented that the weather, camaraderie and the Abacos keeps bring ing them back to The Bahamas. Its probably our favourite spot [Ab aco]; weve been to the Exumas during the early summer months. From the standpoint of variety and places to take your boat, this is like coming to a little part of the world where you can go to a different island and in a lot of cases there is a different culture from island to island, he explained. Its also a great place for us to bring guests. An American couple Charles and Sue Hodges were also out for the eve ning with friends. As boaters from South Carolina, they usually visit The Bahamas The Bahamas was in the 80s, but theyve been coming for the past 10 years recently. Like, Pitocha, they said they love the Aba cos because it is the best. Above: conch salad always proves to be a popular delicacy no matter the function it is served at. Treasure Cay Yard Sale is another success By Vernique Russell One of the most anticipated events in the community of Treasure Cay came and left recently. But those in attendance were able to get a few goodies and trea sures, too. The saying, one mans trash is another mans treasure was a reality for person at the Annual Yard Sale held in the old hotel parking lot. Items from clothing to furniture were on sale and so was food and drinks. Gates opened to the public at 8:30am but people were lined up outside the gate from 6am. When the gate was open, en thusiastic shoppers came bursting in with shouts of excitement. People from all over the island and home. Vendors were kept very busy as people picked out their piece, or a few pieces, of treasure to take home. One lady came from Marsh Harbour and said she was at the sale site from 6am ing for and indeed she did. By 9am she was on her way back to her home with a truck load of trinkets. This years sale had more item ven dors. Vendor booths also included a few land Wave Community Center, Head Start Academy, Every Child Counts and Pops Animal Shelter. A wider variety of items were also available for sale. Please see Sale Page 11 Above: the People to People event allowed for many second-home owners to feel appreci ated. Dancing was a side effect of such happiness.

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March 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 The yard sale has been designed to raise funds for the upkeep of the commu nity center and library and to allow person to sell items that they want to get rid of but is still in good working conditions. It has been an active and highly antic ipated event for the past ten or more years. North Abaco Sale From Page 10 Above: a booth selling treats at the Treasure Cay Yard Sale supporting Pops Animal Shelter. People traveled from throughout the island just to get a glimpse of whats on sale. Or ganizers are very grateful for the support that they have received over the year and wish to thank the general public for their continued support. The Cays will be on loan and others that are gifts. Special guests at the heritage day festival were local artist of renown, Alton Lowe, Bahamian Historian and Playwright, Sandra Riley, Crystal Parrot Players Film maker, Travis Nett and Taino descendent Michael Lopez. The group was promoting a new book by Sandra Riley featuring the art of Alton Lowe; "The Lucayan Taino: First People of the Bahamas". Mr. Lopez, also a Member of the Board of Directors for Crystal Parrot Play ers, noted that there is the impression that the Taino people do not exist anymore; that is totally incorrect. The Lucayan have descendants in the United States and in the future we hope to get them back here for some celebrations. The rest of us live in diaspora in places like the Dominican Republic, Puer to Rico, Florida, Texas and even some in London. The event had the usually fare of lo cally crafted and items, jewelry and art work as visitors browsed the wares. There was also an abundance of Bahamian and American cuisine as well as a variety of treats that would satisfy many a sweet tooth. There were games for young and old from hoop-la for the children to the popu take home half of the jackpot. Despite the desire to try the inclement weather pre vented the Abaco Dinghy sculling races from taking place. Even with the poor weather everyone had a good time socializing and enjoying the atmosphere of historic Hope Town and the Wyannie Malone Museum. Heritage From Page 1 Recycling comes to Green Turtle Cay Press Release Captain Roberts House is now includ ing plastic bottles in its community recy cling program. It has been recycling aluminum cans for some time now in cooperation with the Friends of the Environment. Volunteers bag the materials that are then transported to Marsh Harbour on The Legend. Local businesses, such as Sundown ers Restaurant and Leeward Yacht Club, are cooperating in the voluntary recycling efforts. Captain Roberts Historic and Envi ronmental Center feels this effort helps preserve conditions on our planet. Community discussions are now un der way to expand the recycling program. Above: a young lady dressed as a loyalist settler.

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2013 STANDARD HARDWARE Lumber & Plumbing Supplies email: standardhardware@netbusiness.com Let Standard help you plant your Spring ideas! Lawnmowers Trimmers Chainsaws Irrigation Hoses We stock a wide variety of NEW! T-ShirtsNow In Stock Central & All Abaco By Jennifer Hudson Approximately forty members of The Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club displayed their many talents at the clubs fourth annual art and craft exhibit held Be low Decks at Boat Harbour on March 7. There was so much to see and admire that after two hours there were still people and exhibitors to meet. Some of last years exhibitors did not Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club Art and Craft Exhibition draws artists from different backgrounds manage to attend this year but there were there were many new and interesting crafts to view. Persons exhibiting consisted of winter boat people, renters and second home owners plus two locals: Dave Ralph displaying interesting driftwood creations and Lovely Reckley demonstrating her beading technique. Immediate Past Commodore, Mar go Caldy, said that next year they would like to extend the invitation to more local craftspeople to join in the exhibit; That way we can all learn from one another and have fun, she stated. In a short Thank you address to exhibitors, visitors and the Abaco Beach Resort, Susan McDaniel, the lady respon sible for pulling it all together, declared; Weve done it again! She expressed her fear that after such a good exhibition last year they might not be able to pull it off again and was thrilled that they had done so for their fourth year. I am amazed at how talented every body is in so many areas and this has been a work of love for so many people, she stated. Ms. McDaniel had an impressive selection of her own work on display. She is an extremely talented artist who has had no formal training but takes classes for a few weeks each summer and terms herself A hooker and a painter referring to her hooked cushion covers as well as her copi ous art work which ranges from landscapes and portraits to very whimsical pictures painted in watercolour and outlined in pen and ink which drew a lot of oohs and aahs from the onlookers. Prints of a painting done by Ms. Mc Daniel of Guana Cays colourful tractor at Nippers were on sale to raise money for the Every Child Counts School. Ms. McDaniel expressed special thanks to; A very special person, Linda Weeks. Ms. Weeks now spends winters on her boat at Boat Harbour having retired after 32 years as an art teacher in Canada and over the past two years she has helped uncover and grow the talents of many bud ding artists in the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht club. The work of eighteen of these artists was on display and was very impres sive indeed. It is remarkable how Ms. Weeks can, within a few weeks, have people who have never lifted a paintbrush before (except to perhaps to put a coat of paint on the walls of their house) painting pictures which look as if they are painted by professional artists. Pine needle baskets are becoming very popular and several people displayed a variety of their personal designs. It was interesting to watch a basket being intri cately formed from the pine needles which are collected from the pine forests here. Gary Aldcorn demonstrated his wax sculpting skills working from photographs. Once he has completed his sculpture he then casts it in bronze and several of his bronzes were on display. Another sculp tor is Commodore of the RMHYC, John Canley. His form of sculpting differs from that of Mr. Aldcorn in that John uses poly mer clay which can then be baked in a regular household oven instead of having to use a special kiln. He also had several of his wood carvings on display. Above: Ray Vallerie displaying his intricate model boats at the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club Ats & Craft Exhibition in March. About forty members of the Yacht Club future events. Please see Art Page 15

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March 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 Dr. Arthur Clarke: Call for dates Dr. Carnille Farquharson; Family Medicine Mar 20th, 27th & Apr 3rd, 10th 17th & 24th Dr. Winston Forbes; Cardiology/Internal Medicine Mar 15th Dr. F. Bartlett; Pediatrics Mar 23rd & 24th Dr. Lucio Pedro; Obstetrics/Gynecology Call for dates Dr. Timothy Williams, General Practice Call for dates Dr. N. Akazie, Call for dates Dr. Marc Binard, General Practice & Internal Medicine Apr 1st to 12th Dr. George Charit; General Practice, Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine, Daily Dr. Rogers; Opthamologist Apr 11th 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 The Central Abaco Council paid a crew to pick up and bagged trash on the E. Dean Highway between the round-about and the turn-off to the dump. Eleven pick-up loads of trash went to the dump on February 25. Council is asking the police for enforcement on littering as the constant clean-up is expensive. Local government attempts to stem tide of mounting trash Central & All Abaco Rich Miller lives on his boat, Knot Tied. This name shows his fascination with knots which was also obvious in the variety of objects he had on exhibit at the show. These items ranged from ocean plait mats to Turks Head bracelets traditionally worn by sailors to bottles encased in covers of the most intricate knotting. Ray Valleries model boats were amazingly intricate and demanded thou sands of hours of painstaking work to complete. Mr. Vallerie worked his way up to this very meticulous standard of work completing that he decided to try building his own model out of wood and progressed from there. Two very impressive pieces of his handiwork were on display; one was a model of his own boat and one a model of his neighbours. Some of Vicki Lathoms spectacular photography covering both seascapes and architectural subjects was on display. She jects really pop. Vicki is also a freelance travel writer and has written articles on Abaco for international magazines, some of which she had on display. Other interesting crafts on display were chain mail jewelry, needlepoint, sea glass jewelry, crochet and knitted items. The Every Child Counts School was rep resented by two students displaying some of the schools art and craft work. Sixteen year old OConno Cooper proudly dis played two of his colourful bird paintings. He discovered his talent just a year ago and began painting at that time because he wanted to try something new. Art From Page 14 en years, we have been working to bring in an equine reproduction expert. The horses reproduction since Hurricane Floyd, the vets opinion is that the remaining horses must be transported to a University in the [United States]fully equipped to aid repro duction. We are so grateful that there can be a long-term solution. But without a local (Bahamas) and international effort to save them, these animals will be lost to us for ever. Rehor said that that through the com munity service award, they did receive a grant to fund upgrades and to take on upcoming projects. In order to increase the numbers among the horses, one of the projects will deal with bringing in similar blood, but different DNA to help with inbreeding. Thats one of our big projects, and were really working hard on it, but its not something that happens overnight, Rehor explained. It takes a great deal of prepara tion, but thats where were headed. She also mentioned that the W.H.O.A. Preservation Society has a benefactor who wishes to remain anonymous, and who is willing to match anything the government gives them. You know we are a charity, but were closely connected to [Ministry of] Tourism and the Bahamas National Trust, Rehor said. This is a community thing thats why we got a community service award, and we have someone who is will ing to back that effort as soon as the gov ernment comes on board. Horses From Page 6

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Located across from one of the best beaches on the island. Ideal for full-time residence or rental property. $800K BSD Barefoot Bay 6B/4.5B Oering amazing views of Tilloo Cut & Tahiti Beach. Expansive decks connect main house & two adjoining private quarters. Great for large families! $1.875 M USD NEW LISTING Business On Friday, March 1 BTC held a Breakfast & Business at Abaco Beach resort. It was a function to socialize with and update BTCs corporate members on projects coming Member of Parliament for Central & South Abaco (left) seated with CEO of BTC Geoff Houston. BTC hosts breakfast for Abaco business customers Islands By Design By Timothy Roberts Islands By Design Ltd. (IBD), a small Bahamian consultancy business, has opened their doors in Abaco providing environmental, marine engineering, and project management along with over thirty years of experience in The Bahamas Islands By Design was formed out of EIA (Bahamas) Ltd., in 1994 by its princi pal, Keith Bishop, a professional with over thirty years experience in project manage ment consulting with more than twenty years experience as a local environmental consultant in the Caribbean conducting en vironmental impact assessments. To date, Mr. Bishop has performed environmental impact assessments and provided environmental planning and man projects ranging from small residential developments to major industrial and com mercial projects. IBD has an extensive network of as sociate consultants, local and international that allow it to offer a broad range of disci plines including marine sciences, wetlands ecology, coastal processes, plant ecology, air quality, archeology, socioeconomic and environmental permitting and planning. Additionally IBD is able to offer multidis ciplinary engineering design services, land planning and landscape architecture, proj ect management and execution. IBD also boasts experience in Land Planning and Landscape Architecture in cluding project management, lead design for out island resorts, communities, ma rina complexes, master planned communi ties, residential sub-divisions, commercial projects, urban renewal projects and recre ational facilities. The company also has a full under standing of infrastructure projects, having been involved in all aspects from design through construction and operations. Mr. Bishop noted that as the com pany approaches its 20th anniversary that IBD has achieved a track record that supports a reputation of reliable technical performance, unbiased analysis of project added that the company has a history of consistently providing objective analysis, particularly for projects that are environ mentally, politically and legally sensitive. two story building between Java and Abaco Gold. BTC, in an effort to reach out to its business customers, organized a compli mentary breakfast for invited guests on March 1. Present from BTC were CEO Geoff Huoston, Marlon Johnson VP of Marketing and Communications, Gershan Major VP of Channels and Marketing, and many others among BTCs Enterprise Team. The breakfast was held Below Decks at Abaco Beach Resort. Throughout the morning BTC execu tives encouraged the business customers present to socialize, network and get to know the members of BTC better. Vari ous business owners and managers took the opportunity to ask questions about BTCs current and future services. After a brief welcome by Mr. Ma jor and a video presentation about BTCs continuing work by Mr. Johnson, BTCs CEO stood up to greet the audience and take a few minutes to explain certain new features and services his company would be rolling out. Mr. Huoston explained some of the challenges facing BTC, which includes the volume of data they face. Since launching the 4G data network, according to Mr. increase in data consumption, equaling about 1 terabyte of data usage per day. He explained this puts enormous strain on the network but their engineers were constant ly working on easing the burden. A new LTE network is the next net work to be launched in The Bahamas. new service management and improvement plans. After Mr. Huostons brief presenta tion and breakfast had been served, the Enterprise Team was introduced. It was explained that these were the people who would be responsible for taking the com pany to the next level in preparing for com ing competition.

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March 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 17 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 Across 1. AMBIGUOUSWhen more than one interpretation can be made. 4. HARVESTA time to plant and a time to 8. QUIZLike an exam, but usually less serious. 10. LANGUAGESItalian, English and Japanese are examples. 12. SONARImportant invention for submarine navigation. 15. VATProposed new tax. 16. DOZENSix in one, half _____ in the other. 17. POPEReligious figure recently in the news. 18. BUTTERFLYFloat like a ___________ sting like a bee. Down 2. INCEPTION film: but was it a dream? 3. FAMINEFeast or _______. Across 1. Discovered New World before Columbus. 6. Rechargeable type of battery. 7. Cab 11. A trap; Part of a percussive instrument. 13. Rare, medium or well-done? 15. Dont have to be super to be one. 16. This male performer, often found in Guana Cay, has this style of footware, also his namesake. Down 1. I need a _________ 2. City where CARIFTA Swimming Championship is being held. 3. Fight or __________. 4. Sacred St. Patricks Day Plant 5. Basketball star-turned Bahamian spokesman. 6. Baggage 8. Luck of the __________ 9. Spirit of the Age 10. Stamped when entering a country. 12. Abaco-based collaborative art project. 14. This Abaco-based search and rescue group was recently awarded. 5. TROLLSLive under bridges and, more recently, on the internet. 6. MATTERMind over _____ 7. MIDNIGHTNoon of the night time. 9. PLATOClassical philosopher. 11. SOCCERFootball 13. AMBIDEXTROUSCan use both right and left. 14. ROCKERSThis group took top spot in the closely contested Senior Junkanoo Love Rush Parade. March 1 Answers

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2013 The Moorings Yacht Charters The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class The Conch Inn Resort Curly Tails The Conch Inn Resort and Marina Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you. The Conch Inn Marina Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tide North Bar Channel APRIL 2013 Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new power boats 34 mono-hull or 37 or 45 Catamaran in this regard. If current members of the Opposition or other political leaders are shareholders in the Bahamas Petroleum Company they should say so now on their own, rather than it being made public without their disclosing this themselves because it is now time for the Bahamian people to see exactly how deep this potential disaster for The Bahamas runs, and just who is person ally vested in the planned selling out of the Bahamian people. Incidentally the referendum lie with respect to oil drilling is the same type of lie that was told to us regarding numbers houses, in that a referendum is not needed for the government to go ahead and do what it wants to do with either of the two. They dumbed-down the population and threw around that word referendum as though it was a brand new construct they created, all to paint themselves as a consultative government. It was lies that they ought not have been able to get away with 40 years into the nationhood of The Bahamas, but it sadly appears that after 40 years (a generation) we still are found by our politicians to be a people far too easy to successfully lie to. The Bahamian people have elected a group of people who are unafraid of the citizenry, and are now so comfortable in their seat of power that they are not even behaving like politicians who plan to come back to the people for a new mandate. They are behaving as persons who never expect therefore boldly telling the Bahamian peo ple we dont care what we promised you, we are in now, and we are gonna do what we want to do whether you like it or not. And at this point, I am beginning to wonder whether we as Bahamians actually do like it, because we are not yet behaving like people who wont take it anymore. When we lose our waters and coast lines, we have nothing else. If that is not enough to awaken the many thousands of us who still do not appear to be tired of the very real threats our government is pos ing to our livelihood and future I do not know what is or what will be. And since the government never met a lie it did not love, it wont tell the Ba hamian people that an oil spill does not need to happen to ruin our ecosystem the chemicals used in the drilling process alone are dangerous to our reefs and sea life. Meantime where is the FNM? This country is about to be sold out where are truly about this country and its people as opposed to political personalities? Where is the DNA? Bahamians are asking what can we do? Where are the people who are dying to lead this country in a few years? Is there anyone left who is about country -Sharon Turner Letters From Page 8 Further Business PUBLIC NOTICE REAL ESTATE BOARD LICENSED BROKERS/ SALESMAN/APPRAISERS/ DEVELOPERS formation that the following [Abaco] per sons have renewed their licenses as of Jan uary1, 2013. These licenses are valid until December 31, 2013. The public is advised that the list of names below include regis tered, licensed members of The Bahamas Real Estate Association. The public is fur ther advised that only licensed real estate salesman and brokers are legally permitted to conduct the business of real estate in The Bahamas. Please be sure to check that the agent or broker you are using is named on this list. You can also visit www.Baha Please see Brokers Page 21 cleanup. Administrator Cunningham as sured the members the funds would be re plenished very soon. nancial report included notes that $30,000 was still being spent by local government expected when central government passes its new budget this responsibility, along with the coinciding funds, would return to central government. Certain members expressed disgust After a $600 cleanup had been performed within a week the area had seemingly re turned to its previous condition. Members discussed asking for police to patrol the area and to more aggressively pursue ve hicles which dump and litter. Members also agreed a full-time po bour Airport. Milton Swain will be retiring from Abaco Central High after faithful service for many years. The council agreed to hon our him in an upcoming ceremony. The Department of Statistics will be conducting a survey on Abaco and re quested to erect a billboard near the airport announcing the fact. Council members de making any decision. With the interschool track meet ap proaching the poor condition of the track was brought up. Council members decided to speak with MP Curry about it before agreeing to allocate funds to any repair ef forts. Council From Page 7

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March 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 Business masRealEstateAssociation.com for a full list of registered, licensed members. Neil Aberlee Salesperson William (Bill) Albury Salesperson Samara Albury Broker Christopher Albury Salesperson Ruth Anne Albury Broker Kathleen Bethell Broker Wendie F.Bishop Broker Anna Bobby Salesperson Lydia Bodamer Salesperson Shirley Carroll Salesperson Brent C. Cartwright Broker John I. Cash Broker Tara Claridge Salesperson Christopher Claridge Salesperson Darvin Curry Salesperson Donna M. Darville Salesperson Daphne DeGregory Salesperson Sandra L. N. Evans Broker Ritchie Eyma Salesperson Roshanne Eyma Salesperson Christopher Farrington Broker Carina Ferguson Salesperson Vincent M. Higgs Broker Pleasants Higgs Salesperson David Johnstone Developer Rudolph Craig Knowles Salesperson Franklyn Knowles Salesperson Chris J Lightbourn Salesperson Patricia Love Salesperson Kristina Lowe Salesperson Adrian Lowe Salesperson Giselle McIntosh Salesperson Junior Mernard Salesperson Nicholas Miaoulis Salesperson Silbert Mills Salesperson Jamaal Moss Salesperson Melissa Newbold Salesperson Cindy Newell Salesperson Ed Newell Broker Jane Patterson Salesperson Jessica Pinder Salesperson Percival R. Pinder Salesperson Leslie Aurelius Pinder Salesperson James Pleydell-Bouverie Salesperson Christopher Plummer Broker Elizabeth Plummer Salesperson Donna E.Rees Broker James Rees Broker Christopher Roberts Broker Molly Roberts Salesperson June Russell Broker Mailin Sands Salesperson Maria Santillo-Silvester Broker Chad W. Sawyer Broker Stan Sawyer Salesperson Faron Silbert Sawyer Broker Laurie Schreiner Salesperson Nikhil Shah Salesman/Appraiser Bruce Smith Salesperson Maureen Smith Salesperson Terrance Strachan Salesperson Kerry Sullivan Broker Ricky Sweeting Salesperson James Sweeting Salesperson Stafford Rev. Symonette Broker Perry Thomas Salesperson Elaine Thompson Broker William Bill Thompson Salesperson Christopher Thompson Broker Paul D.Thompson Salesperson Steven Thompson Salesperson Dwayne Wallas Salesman/Appraiser Kristi Wong Salesperson Brokers From Page 20 Mangoes reopens with new Food and Beverage Manager, new Pastry Chef and new menu By Mirella Santillo Mangoes Restaurant, a twenty year old establishment on Bay Street, Marsh Harbour, closed last year for a few months to deal, according to the owner Jimmy Vaughn, with management problems. And deal he did: reorganizing the place with new staff including a new food and bev erage manager and a new menu. He also decided to spend all of his time in Marsh Harbour to make his presence in the res taurant acknowledged, to supervise and give his input when necessary. The new Mangoes Restaurant re opened for breakfast and lunch on Febru ary 18 under the supervision of food and beverage Manager Sally Gaskins, a gradu ate from the West Palm Beach Culinary Institute. A very dynamic and motivated person, Ms. Gaskins has an overall knowl edge of the restaurant business, but her fa vorite occupation is baking, a feature that she passed on to her daughter Jaimee. Jaimee Gaskins who bakes all the pastries for Mangoes Caf as well as the desserts and the breads for the restau rant, starts work every morning before dawn to get her baking ready. Should you want a simple continental breakfast, Man goes Caf which is open from 8:30am to 11:30am, offers fresh brewed coffee, tea and an assortment of pastries. Dinner reopened on Friday, March1. In spite of the chilly weather, the dining rooms were full both on Friday and Sat urday evenings. The dinner menu is also reasonably priced. The food is tasty, pleas ing to the eyes and well cooked. Desserts are also a favourite. For the time being, Mangoes Restau Tuesday and Thursday to Saturday all day. Abaco Insurance Agency holds 18th Annual Golf Tournament By Vernique Russell On February 9th, 2013, Abaco Insur ance Agency Ltd held their 18th Annual Golf Tournament at the Treasure Cay Golf Course. The weather was perfect. The sunshine was warm and accompanied by a cool breeze for the approximately 80 golf ers which were in attendance. The tournament started at 7 am and known. The golfers were then treated to a scrumptious lunch. After a delicious lunch gathered at the 18th hole for a shootout. To end this enjoyable occasion, a cocktail party at the Spinnaker started the evening. A special thank you was an nounced to the annual sponsors: Bahamas First General and Royal Star Assurance. After the awards, a sit down dinner was served. The organizers would like to com mend Treasure Cay Ltd for their superb food and service throughout the tourna ment.

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2013 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise Island-wide Abaco Listings Abaco Cottage + 114 hse 366-0576 Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529 Cherokee Lee Pinder + 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075 Grand Cay Rosies Place 352-5458 Green Turtle Cay Barefoot Homes 14 hse 577-4092 Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4247 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island Properties + 34 hse 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties + 34 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 Guana Cay Dive Guana + 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Guana Sunset Beach 13 units 365-5133 Ocean Frontier 6 cott 519-389-4846 Wards Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth Sands + 9 hse 365-5140 Hope Town Abaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Crystal Villas 5 villas 321-452-0164 Elbow Cay Prop + 53 hse 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways + 63 hse 366-0224 Hope Town Inn 6 rm 4 Villas 366-0003 Hope T Villas + 3 hse 366-0266 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages + 4 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 6 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key + 43 hse 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557 Hotels and House Rental Agents Lubbers Quarters Sea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121 Man-O-War Island Home Rentals + 2 hse 365-6048 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072 Waterway Rentals + 14 hse 365-6143 Marsh Harbour area Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719 Abaco Towns 16 apts 367-0148 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 Living Easy + 16 hse 367-2202 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Regattas 32 apts 577-6764 HG Christie + 11 hse 367-4151 Sandy Point Oeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort 14 rm 366-4119 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083 Treasure Cay Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 5 units 877-786-8455 Treasure Cay Resort + 95 rms 365-8801 Marks Bungalows 4 units 365-8506 Abaco Estate Services + 365-8752 Island Dreams Rental + 357-6576 Turtle Rock Villas at Palmetto Beach 3 villas 262-820-1900 Wood Cay Tangelo Hotel 14 rm 1 villa 365-2222 Web Sites with Abaco Information http://www.abaconian.com http://www.abacoinet.com http.//www.abacoinfo.com http.//www.abacocottage.com + agents with multiple cottages and houses http://www.abacos.com http://www.oii.net http://www.bahamas.com Rev. March 2012 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 A Talented Young Musician By Jennifer Hudson Seventeen year old Charles Carey III is a talented young musician looking ahead to a career in music. He felt music running through his blood at a very early years with the help of his father, Reverend Charles Carey, Principal of Wesley Col lege, who is also a talented musician. Charles III is now so accomplished on drums that he is teaching someone at Wesley College to play drums and recently he was invited by the visiting Music Do ing Good Group from the United States Every Child counts School, to accompany the singers onstage for one of their songs. Reverend Carey focuses strongly on music at Wesley College and many years ago formed the Wesley College Band which plays for many local functions. From the time he started school, young Charles III was enthralled by the music he heard the students playing. Thus, at age seven he chose to begin playing the trum pet like his father. one of the schools trumpets but by the age of ten he had made so much progress that his father bought him his very own instru ment. Over the years Charles has received musical instruction from several teachers including his father, cousin and members of the Wesley College Band. Each year he performs with the Band in the Clement E. Bethel National Arts Festival and last year also performed well in the solo class. Artist Highlight Charles loves to play whenever he has the chance. He performs a solo every Sunday in church and whenever the oppor tunity arises at concerts, funerals and fam his repertoire was mainly hymns, popular classics and Bahamian music, but recently he has turned his attention more to jazz. For the past two years he has at tended a summer camp in Nassau where he received instruction in Jazz from teachers from the United States and this has now become his favourite genre. He has also recently begun teaching himself to play the French horn with the aid of books and CD. At the end of grade 11 Charles sat and passed the GCSE music exam and is now studying for his Grade 6 Royal Schools theory examination. Charles plans next year to begin on the next phase of his musical career. During tends to study at the College of The Baha mas and then move onto a music college in the United States where he wants to focus on trumpet and French Horn. When he returns to The Bahamas it is his goal to open a music store and pos sibly give lessons and, of course, continue performing. In his spare time Charles enjoys play ing tennis and helping his father on his farm but says: Music is my passion. Charles has enjoyed playing in the Wesley College Band during all of his school years and he hopes, when he goes to Nassau, to become a member of The Bahamas National Sym phony Orchestra. Above: Charles Carey III on the trumpet. He has aspirations to join The Bahamas National Orchestra.

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March 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive Shops Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour ..................... 367-2963 Above & Below, Marsh Harbour ................................. 367-0350 Dive Abaco Since1978, Marsh Harbour ..................... 367-2787 Dive Time, Man-O-War................................................365-6235 Froggies, Hope Town ................................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay ...................................... 365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay ....................................... 365-4411 Dive Guana ................................................................ 365-5178 Man-O-War Dive Shop ................................................365-6013 Cars & Cart Rentals Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals ............................................. 367-2655 Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals .............................. 367-1035 B & B Boat Rentals ........................................... 367-7368 Bargain Car Rentals .......................................... 367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................................... 367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals ....................................... 367-5570 Cruise Abaco. .................................................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ...................... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals ...................................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars .................. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals .......................................... 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ......................................... 367-4887 The Moorings Boat Rentals ............................. .367-4000 Green Turtle Cay Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental .................. 365-4411 C & D Cart Rental ............................................. 365-4084 Cruising Cart Rentals ........................................ 365-4065 D & P Cart Rental ............................................. 365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals ....................................... 365-4119 Kool Karts ........................................................ 365-4176 Reef Boat Rentals ............................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes ...................................... 365-4147 T & A Cart Rentals ............................................ 375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............................... 365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes ................................. 365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals ..................................... 354-5175 Lubbers Quarters Cruise Abaco ............................................. 321-220-8796 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals .................................. 365-6502 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals ................................. 365-6024 Waterways Boat Rental ................ 357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Cats Paw Boat Rentals ..................................... 366-0380 Elbow Cay Cart ................................................. 366-0530 Hope Town Cart Rentals .................................. 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals .......................................... 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals .............................. 366-0282 J Rs Cart Rental ................................................ 366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals ............................................ 366-0069 Treasure Cay Adventure on Prozac Kayak ............................ 365-8749 Blue Marlin Rentals. ......................................... 365-8687 Cashs Carts ...................................................... 365-8771 Cornish Car Rentals .......................................... 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals ............................................... 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals ........................................... 365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks ............................. 365-8749 Bonefish Guides Visitors Guide Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Marsh Harbour Abaco Pizza. ................................ $ .................. 367-4488 Anglers ................................... $$$ .................. 367-2158 Curly Tails ............................... $$$ .................. 367-4444 Golden Grouper ........................ $ .................. 367-2301 Island Family Rest ....................... $ .................. 367-3778 Java Coee House ....................... $ .................. 367-5523 Jamies Place ............................. ..$ .................. 367-2880 Junovias......................................$...................367-1271 Jib Room .................................. $$ .................. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken ............... $ .................. 367-2615 Mangoes ................................. $$$ .................. 367-2366 Pops Place + .............................. $ .................. 367-3796 Snack Shack + ............................ $ .................. 367-4005 Snappas .................................... $$ .................. 367-2278 Wallys .................................... $$$ .................. 367-2074 Hope Town Abaco Inn .............................. $$$ .................. 366-0133 Capn Jacks ................................ $$ .................. 366-0247 Harbours Edge ......................... $$ .................. 366-0087 H T Coee House (B & L) .............. $ ................. .366-0760 H T Harbour Lodge .................. $$$ .................. 366-0095 Munchies .................................... $ .................. 366-0423 OnDa Beach .............................. $$ .................. 366-0558 Sea Spray ............................... $$ .................. 366-0065 Sugar Shack + ............................ $ .................. 366-0788 Little Harbour Petes Pub .................................. $$ .................. 366-3503 Lubbers Quarter Cracker Ps ................................. $$ .................. 366-3139 Man-O-War Bradleys on the Harbour ............. $ .................. 365-6380 Dockn Dine ................................. $ .................. 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar ................ $ .................. 365-6501 Guana Cay Bakers Bay Market Place ...... $$$ .................. 612-1021 Grabbers ................................... $$ .................. 365-5133 Nippers ..................................... $$ ................. 365-5143 Orchid Bay ............................... $$$ .................. 365-5175 Treasure Cay Coco Beach Bar & Grill. ................ $ .................. 365-8470 Florences Cafe ............................. $ ................. .365-8354 Spinnaker Restaurant ............. $$$ .................. 365-8469 Touch of Class ........................ $$$ .................. 365-8195 Treasure Sands Club ................ $$$ ................. .365-9385 Green Turtle Cay Blu House ............................. $$$ .................. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro ...................... $$ .................. 365-4200 Green Turtle Club .................... $$$ .................. 365-4271 Harveys Island Grill ................... $$ .................. 365-4389 Lizard Bar & Grill........................$$...................365-4191 McIntoshs Restaurant .............. $$ .................. 365-4625 Miss Emilys Restaurant ............. $$ .................. 365-4181 New Plymouth Inn .................... $$ .................. 365-4161 Pineapple Restaurant Bar & Grill $$ ................. 365-4039 Plymouth Rock Cafe .................. $$ .................. 365-4234 Shorties Take-a-way...................$$..................365-4342 Sundowners .............................. $$ .................. 365-4060 Sandy Point Nancys ...................................... $$ .................. 366-4120 Everyone reads The Abaconian Emergency Services Police Hope Town 366-0667 Police Man-O-War 365-6911 Police Treasure Cay 365-8048 Police Green Turtle Cay 365-4550 B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667 Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Man-O-War 365-4019 Abaco Crash Fire & Rescue 365-9111 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0549 Marsh Harbour 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749 Medical Services Abaco Family Medicine, Marsh Harbour ..................... 367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic ................................ 367-0020 Integrated Medical Center .......................................... 367-1304 Emergency ............................................... 458-1234 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre ................................... 367-0049 Government Clinic, Marsh Harbour ........................... 367-2510 Corbett Clinic, Treasure Cay ........................................ 365-8288 Government Clinic, Coopers Town ............................. 365-0300 Government Clinic, Green Turtle Cay .......................... 365-4028 Government Clinic, Hope Town .................................. 366-0108 Government Clinic, Sandy Point ................................. 366-4010 Government Clinic, Fox Town ..................................... 365-2172 Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Green Turtle Cay Blu House ....................... 45 ......... F ......... 365-4200 Green Turtle Club .............. 32 ......... F ......... 365-4271 Black Sound Marina .......... 15 ..................... 365-4531 Other Shore Club ............... 12 ......... F ......... 365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service ........... 10 ......... F ......... 365-4033 Leeward Yacht Club............ 26.........F...........365-4191 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina ........ 150 ......... F ......... 365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina .......... 26 ......... F ......... 365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina ...... 183 ......... F ......... 367-2158 Conch Inn .......................... 75 ......... F ......... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina ........ 36 ......... F ......... 367-2182 Mangoes Marina ............... 29 ..................... 367-4255 Marsh Harbour Marina ...... 52 ......... F ......... 367 2700 Hope Town Hope Town Marina ............ 16 ..................... 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways ................................ 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina .............. 6 ......... F ......... 366-0154 Sea Spray .......................... 60 ......... F ......... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina ........... 75 ......... F ......... 365-0083 Guana Cay Bakers Bay Marina .......... 158 ......... F ......... 365-5802 Guana Hide-aways ............ 37 ..................... 577-0003 Orchid Bay ......................... 64 ........ F ......... 365-5175 Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Tours & Excursions Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental ....................... 475-9616 ................ 367-2936 ......................... 367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure ............................... 577-0004 ..................... 367-0350 Adventure on Prozac T Cay ............................ 365-8749 ...................... 365-4411 ........................... 365-8506 .......... 367-2787 ............. 366-0024 Airlines Serving Abaco Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ........................... 367-2266 American Eagle Miami ..................................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud ............................ 367-2095 Regional Freeport ............................................................... 367-0446 Silver Airline Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach .............................................. 367-3415 Sky Bahamas Nassau ......................................................... 367-0996 Western Air Nassau ........................................................... 367-3722 Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida Abaco Air .............................................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters ........................................................ 367-3450 Taxi Cab Fares one or two passengers Extra $3 for each passengers above two ective Dec 08 Clinic, Downtown, Stop Light, ........................................................ $10 Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry ........................................ $15 Spring City ........................................................................................ $15 Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch ............................. $15 Murphy Town & Great. Cistern .......................................................... $20 Snake Cay ........................................................................................ $35 Casuarina Point ................................................................................. $60 Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour ............................................. $80 Bahama Palm Shore ......................................................................... $90 Crossing Rocks ................................................................................ $105 Sandy Point ................................................................................... $150 Leisure Lee ....................................................................................... $50 Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry ................................................... $80 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $85 Fox Town ........................................................................................ $165 Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel ................................................. $ 10 Nat. Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr. Cistern .......................................... $10 Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea. Eective Dec 08 Green Turtle Cay ferry dock ............................................................... $10 Madeira Park .................................................................................... $20 Sand Banks ...................................................................................... $25 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $30 Leisure Lee ....................................................................................... $45 Black Wood ...................................................................................... $20 Fire Road & Coopers Town ............................................................... $40 Cedar Harbour ................................................................................. $60 Wood Cay ......................................................................................... $70 Mount Hope .................................................................................... $80 Fox Town .......................................................................................... $85 Crown Haven ................................................................................... $90 Marsh Harbour airport ..................................................................... $80 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport .............................................. $80 Treasure Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour ................................................ $85 Treasure Cay Hotel to Green Turtle Ferry ........................................... $25 Treasure Cay Hotel to Blue Hole ........................................................ $30 Attractions Albert Lowe Museum ................................ Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits .. Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden .................... Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum ................. Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station .................................... Hope Town Swim Mermaid Reef o Marsh Harbour ........ Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole ........... Treasure Cay farm road Art studio & working foundry ...................... Little Harbour Working boatyards ..................................... Man-O-War cay Pocket Beaches Miles of beach (most exposed to ocean) Items of interest Bring errors & revisions to our attention Revised Dec 2012 All phones use area code 242 unless noted www.theabaconian.com Alburys Ferry Service Marsh H.>Guana Cay/Scotland cay F rom Conch Inn advised to contact the oce for the changes. Green Turtle Ferry Note: 4:30 pm trip to GTC not on Sundays ** Note: 4:30 pm trip will be made from New Plymouth only Abaco Adventures Pinders Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama Bahamas Ferries Summer Schedule only (April to Dec) Sandy Point & Nassau Every Friday & Sunday, except holidays, under 4 hours. Call 225-3376 or 366-4119 Call for rates. The Great Abaco Express Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 30 minutes Marsh Harbour North Abaco Sandy Point Treasure Cay Casaurina Point Cherokee Crossing Rocks Green Turtle Cay Hope Town Man-O-War Charter Fishing Boats Dental Services Agape Family Dental, Marsh Harbour..........................367-4355 Diamante Dental, Marsh Harbour................................367-4968 Man O War Dental Clinic..............................................365-6508 Pharmacy Abaco Island Pharmacy, Marsh Harbour......................367-2544 Chemist shoppe, Marsh Harbour.................................367-3106 Veterinary Caribbean Veterinary Centre, Marsh Harbour..............367-3551 Island Veterinary Clinic, Marsh Harbour......................367-0062

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Page 24 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2013 Never start your engine without us!When it comes to Auto Insurance, remember the smart choice is Insurance Management. Smart people you can trust. AUTO INSURANCEINSURANCE MANAGEMENT(BAHAMAS) LIMITED. INSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTS email: info@imbabaco.comNassauRosetta Street P.O.Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 394-5555 Fax: (242) 323-6520Freeport1, Pioneers Way P.O.Box F-42541 Tel: (242) 350-3500 Fax: (242) 350-3510AbacoQueen Elizabeth Dr. P.O.Box AB-20666 Tel: (242) 367-4204 Fax: (242) 367-4206EleutheraQueens Highway P.O.Box EL-25190 Tel: (242) 332-2862 Fax: (242) 332-2863ExumaQueens Highway P.O.Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 336-2304 Fax: (242) 336-2305

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March 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 6 MARCH 15th, 2013 Forest Heights receives Green as an EcoFriendly School By Canishka Alexander Deep Creek Middle School in Eleu the Caribbean, and now Forest Heights Bahamian artists Leanne Russell and Scharad Lightbourne have set out on a collaborative, multimedia art project. They seek to capture the beauty they recognize in their lives Bahamian photographer, artist collaborate on Layers Project Please see Green Page 2

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2013 national recognition, which is awarded to a registered Eco-School, Forest Heights School & Youth News said that once the students continue doing tions with regard to record keeping and would be good for schools like theirs who looking for beforehand because there were tional Eco-Schools Coordinator along with Green From Page 1 Amy Roberts wins Math and Science Competition tions, there were three rounds of Math Once it began, the students could not

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2013 School & Youth News By Mirella Santillo creating of an after-graduation care center construction of a training center and shel Every Child Counts Training Center and Shelter to become a reality Archbishop Patrick Pinder and Clau dette Rolle, Director of Catholic Educa be built on the school grounds in front of Most of the construction will be done agreed to tuition being charged to support undertaken before there are no guidelines Youth Night engages teens at Victory Tabernacle By Mirella Santillo er Anastasia Dawkins and the coordina were at a cross road and needed encour their children and urged the children to arships in United States colleges with a Outlining each letter in the words cations on whether Junkanoo was allowed Don't allow our children to be separated from their communities. Become a foster parent today. Contact Social Services at 699-0150

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March 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 School & Youth News By Canishka Alexander Although the conferences focus was Haitian Youth Conference encourages youth to live better lives and all in attendance sang congregational brothers and sisters, and said that she is Speaking on the parent-child relation for and protecting their children whereas Angels Academy Teaching Vacancy Angels Academy invites applications from qualified teachers for the following positions: Pre-Kindergarten Grade 6. Applicants must: The deadline for applications is March 31, 2013. All applicants can submit their resumes via email to angelsacademy@angelsacademyabaco.com

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2013 Ron-Paul Cabinets Plus Visit our Showroom Located Opposite the old Lowes Pharmacy Owners: Ronnie & Pauline Roberts Phone: (242) 367-0546 Twin Reg Mattress & Box Spring $290 Full Reg Mattress & Box Spring $360 Queen Reg Mattress & Box Spring $400 Queen Orthopedic Mattress & Box Spring $450 King Orthopedic Mattress & Box Spring $680 Serta Queen Pillow Top Mattress $440 SPECIAL Adirondack Chairs with Ottoman $230 Twin Over Twin Wooden Bunk Bed Only SALE PRICE $525 Twin Over Twin Metal Bunk Bed Only SALE PRICE $425 Twin over Full Metal Bunk Bed Only SALE PRICE $500 Carpet & Padding Display Kitchen Cabinets School & Youth News ing of Agape Christian School, the second top speller was Erica Roberts of Man-OAngels Academy spells out a grade three victory Grade Three Spelling Bee. Parent Month celebrated at Central Abaco Primary School ities to show appreciation and to participate cluded tuna and grits, corn beef and grits, has two children at the school, brought a chips and drinks which she shared with her children and those who had no food that Students plan Each-One-ReachOne campaign By Vernique Russell After learning in their religion class that we are all each others neighbors, two can heal all ills, if we purpose in our hearts Abaco Central High students gain work experience tral High School had a week of the on-theare related to their career of choice so that In preparation for this week, letters the course of this week the school counsel S. C. Bootle High School holds All Boys Seminar It was a session full of testosterone as hoboth Ministries International spoke dur work ethic, obstacles on the road to suc things through Christ which strengthens Please see Boys Page 7

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March 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 Man-O-War Hardware Non-Corrosive Hardware An Extensive Selection of Brass, Stainless & Monel Bolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel Bolts Stainless Steel Hurricane Clips #1 Lumber Plain & Pressure Treated Pine, Fir, Cypress Teak & Mahogany Interior, Exterior & Marine PLYWOOD For quotes or information Call Walter Sweeting l Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 365-6011 l Fax (242) 365-6039 Director of Youth meets with community leaders By Mirella Santillo shop which was held at Abaco Central Principal Huel Moss concluded that purpose is, and how to get in touch with School & Youth News Boys From Page 6 and interact together, in spite of race, color is accepted, the group leaders are to offer Island Waves Community Center to host Charm School By Vernique Russell

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2013 Sports By Canishka Alexander According to Principal Huel Moss, gers House stood alone as the winners on S.C. Bootle students compete in Inter-house Sports Day By Mirella Santillo Arawaks win ACH InterHouse Sports Competition ahead and the students participated in all Please see Arawaks Page 9

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March 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 Sports the four houses that represents the student Arawaks From Page 8 CAPS wins Basketball Jamboree in March New executive members elected for Abaco Softball Association By Canishka Alexander On March 6, an election was held By Mirella Santillo the Hugh Campbell Basketball Tournament

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 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, bulkheaded waterfront lot, exc price $150,000 Golf Course Lot $35,000 MAKE OFFER 3/2 Royal Palm Condo $325,000 LUBBERS QUARTERS Jacks Jungle homesite & dockage $135,000 Additional lots available. MARSH HARBOUR Commercial lot near John Bull $125,000 HOPE 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 & $11,000 9 + acres 8 Mile Bay Beach access $199,000 GUANA CAY 2/2 Great Atlantic Views, shared dock, steps to the beach, rental income $265,900 SCHOONER SUBDIVISION Lot 58 50ft Elevation, views of Atlantic & Beach. Off grid living. REDUCED $30,000 SCHOONER BAY Harbour side lots, studio apartments, 1 and 2 bedroom Harbour side condos available. CASUARINA POINT REDUCED! Entrance to bay, waterfront lot, panoramic views $88,000 Sea view lot, 100 ft. to beach. $38,500 Lots $35,000 and up 3/2 Beachfront home + apartment $875,000 3/2 Beachfront home with detached income Producing apartments $795,000. TURNKEY 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 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 LEISURE LEE Canal lot cleared/seawalled $125,000 Interior home lots $18,000 Sports Students encouraged to develop School-Based Co-operatives By Canishka Alexander students that Scotiabank began as a coop bean Confederation of Credit Unions and School News Abaco swimmers poised to take CARIFTA

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2013 School & Youth News By Mirella Santillo regarding college courses being offered on aco Central High School, Agape Christian Vaughn, the owner of Mangoes Restaurant College of The Bahamas opens an He would like to facilitate the training ing college preparation courses online in predicted, there should be enough students other courses offered under Continuing could be held on Abaco if there are enough to educational institutions "as it constitutes an investment in our most vital resource Consumer Science Coordinator, Chavonne Sewing machine donated to S.C. Bootle By Canishka Alexander ing the registration and hosting classes for pare people for life after school and for the course represents a forward-thinking ini areas beside clinics and hospitals for in stance, with those who want to do patient to persons who are interested in a career Patient Care Technician course to be offered at Horizons Academy about preparing for opportunities and for process is now taking place, and classes

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2013 MOORES ISLAND LOTS NEAR THE AIRPORT FOR SALE CLEAR TITLE!!! BANKS WILL GIVE MORTGAGE Lots Starting At $5,900 Terms Available Contact: Victor Patterson 242-367-2749 or Email: seagraperealty@hotmail.com Quality Star Auto Service Station And Garage Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour THE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDS We stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open 7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 both the Kirk of the Pines, Marsh Harbour, Malone, regular preacher at Kirk of the Church News He asked the congregation to con gregation not to let their weaknesses get in Ordination Service held at Kirk of the Pines World Day of Prayer on Abaco hopes that the concerns of the Christian Anniversary Service held at St. James Methodist Church new hurricane resistant church was built of poured concrete with reinforced steel new building was being designed and funds a high percentage interest on their credit St. James Methodist Church Cornerstone

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March 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 Alexis Nihon II January 10, 1946 February 24, 2013 It is with great sorrow that we announce the pass ing of Alexis Nihon II, son of the late Alexis Nihon and Alice Nihon, aer a courageous battle with cancer. He is predeceased by his son George, his brother Robert and his nephew Robert II. He is survived by his wife Cornelia, his children Sophia, Alexis, Philip and Julia, his sister Claudette and his nephews and nieces, Gregory, Patrick, Alyssa, Christina and Stephanie. He will also be fondly remembered by his many friends around the world. Mr. Nihon was known by his friends and family as a warmhearted and generous man with a charming personality and grand sense of humor. He was a man of principle, with a benevolent nature and strong sense of fair play. Mr. Nihon was an accomplished businessman in the elds of private equity and real estate, with diverse interests in both Canada and Bahamas. He successfully acted as chairman of the Alexis Nihon Corporation in Montreal. He also founded the real es tate development company Anco Lands in the Bahamas, which contributed substan tially to the growth of the Abaco islands. Mr. Nihon acted as the Quebec Co-Chair of the Canadian Forces Liason Council, as well as the Governor of the Canadian Olympic Trust of Canada. He served as a Commander of the Order of Saint John and lent signicant support to the Saint John Ambulance Foundation, for which he was bestowed the honor of a Canadian service medal in 1992 by Her Majesty the Queen of England. Mr. Nihon was an avid wrestler in his youth and was proud to represent the Bahamas in the 1968 Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City. He remained a dedicated athlete throughout his life, also enjoying tennis, golf and racquetball. Mr. Nihon was a devoted husband of 35 years and oen referred to his marriage as the best investment he ever made. He was a loving and supportive father and a loyal friend and will be remembered as a towering gure whose structure was easily matched by his charitable spirit. e Family will hold a closed service by invitation only but is sincerely grateful for the outpouring of support. In lieu of owers please send donations to the Saint John Ambulance Foundation of Canada, 1900 City Park Drive, Suite 400 Ottawa, Ontario K1J 1A3 Remembering Family and Friends Aliner Linda Mills Funeral Harbour, Abaco was Rekey Charles Funeral Charles, age Abaco was held at Fran Anne Florie Francois, Mirlene Francois, Cene Francois, Marc Claude, Francois Pierre, Manise Etienne, Judith Etienne, A 6th graders interview on the Man-O-War Museum. By Makayla Roberts As I sat on the front porch of the said, ion, I think that it is an interesting place to Museum. History & Heritage

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2013 ABACO ISLAND PHARMACY LTD.We have moved! Next to ECC and across from BTC, Marsh Harbour 367.2544 tel 367.6544 faxabacoislanpharmacy@gmail.comPrescriptions Testing Beauty Supplies Vitamins Supplements 8:30am 6pm Sundays 9am 4pm Business Service Directory Rentals : Services: Big Cat Equipment Nassau 242-457-4SOD (4763) or 225-4SOD (4763) Abaco 242-357-6975 Fax: 242-367-2424 GRASS GRASS GRASS From Our Farm to Your Door! SOD Located Don MacKay Blvd and Airport Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard Accepted Abaco artists create Layers By Canishka Alexander bourne and Leanne Russell set out on a sion that he captures in his portraits re cipline in painting will add to his work as a photographer because she is a brilliant being aware of things and people and gar art, fashion, nature it all has its place As a fan of Scharads work, Leanne scribed as photo-realist, so it will be inter esting for people to decipher the photog going to get clichd after a while, but its Altogether, Leanne foresees the about for us, to let people see the work Leanne acknowledged that research paintings in one place, it was like walk about this work again, and see how rel Lightbourne. Lightbourne. Layers is their collaborative project

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March 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 19 Wanted to Buy: Guana Cay, Marsh Harbour, Sweetings Village, Moving to Nassau? Treasure Cay, 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 The New Plymouth Inn, Located in historic features quiet Colonial charm Priced to sell! Call Dundas Town Hill Top looking Sea of Abaco, near Radio Abaco,Lot # Casuarina, Get Results Advertise with a Classified Scotland Cay, Private Island Tilloo Cay Marsh Harbours harbour in Dundas Town. 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 Asphalt Shingles for sale Bic Veloce 328 Windsurfer, Floating Docks, 20 Proline net 22 Mako Experienced Caregiver for a Stroke Patient seeking a full time gardener/handyman. 2000 Range Rover 36 GULFSTAR TRAWLER, 50 British Made Fairline, Surf Song, a fre Get Results Advertise with a Classified 30 1997 Mako Special Edition, 35 Custom Steel Cruiser built 36 Rampage Regions Professional Services. US Passports,

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March 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 6 MARCH 15th, 2013 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAIDWEST PALM BCH FLPermit NO 4595Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service Requested Hope Town Heritage Day recalls memories of past generations By Timothy Roberts Despite overcast skies and intermit tent, light rain hundreds of locals and visi tors came out to enjoy the annual Hope Town Heritage Day The museums president, Suzanne Bethel, welcomed the audience and said If you are a descendent of Wyannie, the cou rageous lady, then be happy for us that she found this beautiful island so many years ago. I hope you enjoy its beauty as she did and we do. She told the visitors that items from the past help us to appreciate the present, while others give us hope for the future. With a focus on our common ancestry she noted that our genealogy links us all as one. She said that the Wyannie Malone Museum looks forward to having even more displays in the museum, some which Above: Jim Pitocha doing the limbo at the Ministry of Tourisms People to People event in Treasure Cay. The event is a way for the Ministry to say thank you to Abacos secondhome owners. See Page 10.People to People recognizes second-home owners Please see Heritage Page 11 The Marsh Harbour Reef Ball took place on March 2 at the Job Room. Cel ebrating Twenty Five years of environmen tal education, Friends of the Environment made sure the event was one to remember. With a silent auction, a vibrant live auc tion and the rocking sounds of local band Suppa Time the Reef Ball was a delight to many. The event drew a large crowd of lo cals, second-home owners and boaters. The eclectic crowd mingled, socialized and met with Friends of the Environment staff. The silent auction, set up on the deck of the Jib Room, was constantly ebbing and steals and for those just looking to spend money on a worthy cause. As the staff of the Jib Room and of Friends of the Environments bustled around to ensure a pleasant evening, few paid attention to the sloppy weather out side. All were cozy and dry in the expertly decorated, closed-in deck of Marsh Harbour Marina. As the crowd settled down, with a conch fritter in one hand and spirit in the other, the main event was hinted at. Those in attendance took their seats. Please see Reef Page 2 Marsh Harbour Reef Ball raises money for good causeAbove: Kristin Williams, Director of FRIENDS, displays one of the many live auction prizes during the Reef Ball held at the Jib Room in Marsh Harbour. This year marks Friends of the Environments 25th anniversary. Above: some organizers and particpants in Hope Towns Heritage Day.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2013 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com Before the live auction, however, several people and organizations were honoured for their involvement in raising awareness about Abacos environment. Lo cal motorcycle group, the Scurvy Few was honoured, with member Sid Dawes present to receive the award. Chad Sawyer, local businessman, was also presented with a plaque for his efforts. As dinners were being served to the now seated patrons, Michael Albury, the always-energetic auctioneer at these events, took the mic to raise funds for the environ mental organization. Prizes included a ten Central & All Abaco Reef From Page1 Above: Kevin Pinder and Leazona Richard of Suppa Time take the stage. Harbour Exporters and Importers, a week a weekend in Treasure Cay, a Junkanoo headpiece, and many other donated items that many happy bidders walked away with well under-value. After dinner, Suppa Time took the stage to entertain and shake the guests up. They played many favourites and easy-todance-to hits. Friends of the Environment is a local ness and education about the environment. service to the community. The funds raised will go towards educational projects. Above: Chad Sawyer (left) being presented with his award of appreciation by Cha Boyce (center) and James Richard (right). Above: two young socialites pose for a photo between tracking their silent auction bids. Above: Michael Albury sporting some fancy headwear while conducting the live auc tion.

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March 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 Central & All Abaco Press Release The Abaco branch of Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association has been awarded the prestigious Association for Rescue at Sea (AFRAS) Caribbean Search & Res cue Award for 2012. AFRAS membership includes the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and the British Royal National Lifeboat Institution as well as many other marine rescue organizations worldwide. During the week of 6-10 November 2011, the Abacos experienced some of the This was caused by a sub-tropical weather system offshore. Small craft advisories were issued and many larger cargo ships elected to remain in port. The passages be tween the Sea of Abaco and the Atlantic Ocean were generally judged as impass able. Unfortunately, some did not heed these warnings and there were four separate maritime incidents to which BASRA Abaco responded. A total of 61 lives were saved but sadly three souls perished. On Monday 7th November 2011, the 46 boat Hideout with 6 persons aboard, capsized and broke apart while trying to negotiate North Man-O-War passage. The BASRA 26 RIB was immediately dis patched from Hope Town with Mr. Clay Wilhoyte in command and crewed by his eldest son, Andrew Wilhoyte. A Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) patrol vessel was also dispatched from Marsh Harbour, Abaco and a formal request was made by BASRA to the United States Coast Guard, for helicopter support. Over a period of two hours, in ex tremely dangerous conditions and 12-15 foot breaking waves, Mr. Wilhoyte picked his way through coral heads and recovered four persons from the water, transferred them to the RBDF vessel and then returned to the reef to look for additional survivors. One further person was recovered but unfortunately they were unresponsive. The search for the last remaining crew member was unsuccessful. damage during this search, with the centre console becoming separated from the boat deck by a wave. In a written note to the United States Embassy in Nassau, LCDR William Friday, the aircraft commander of the helicop ter that assisted in the search for survivors commented as follows:"With the Coast Guard helicopter located over 45 minutes away, BASRA's Rescue Boat Captain Clay Wilhoyte's self less actions are the reason four people are alive today. By the time the USCG helicopter arrived, BASRA had already satu rated the immediate scene of the capsized mendations to us to expand the search area based on local knowledge and weather conditions. The rescue efforts were com pounded by dangerous seas breaking over the reef, threatening the BASRA vessel with its own peril as it continued the unsuc award to BASRA For Demonstrating Superb Vigilance, Skill, Determination and Teamwork. On learning of the award, Mr. Clay Wilhoyte, the Captain of the BASRA boat for the rescue said Its always a team ef fort in these types of rescues, for every responder actually on-scene in the boat, there are two or three others diligently working phones and radios, coordinating the search and just as importantly, those making sure the equipment is maintained and ready to go when needed. We had four major rescues that week and for each one, there were different members in the boat, this was just the one that was picked for an award. The Abaco branch of Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association was established in the 1960s and is a volunteer organization whose members give their time freely to save and assist those in peril. It is wholly events.BASRA Abaco awarded top Caribbean honour for search & rescue Central Abaco Red Cross Group to partner with Lovely ReckleyBy Canishka Alexander The Central Abaco Members Group of the Bahamas Red Cross Society held their monthly general meeting at the Dundas Town Church of God on Feb.23. Sarone Kennedy, group leader, outlined the fundamental principles that guide the Red Cross movement adding that one of the ality. He also mentioned the need to main tain membership in the group. During the last meeting, two com mittees were appointed one of which was put in place to assist Lovely Reckley. Mr. Kennedy asked Ms. Reckley to give a brief presentation on her Feed the Children Lunch Program, which began approxi mately 24 years ago. According to Ms. Reckley, a woman from Green Turtle Cay assists her as she feeds more than 100 chil dren every day. Last year, she was feeding 130 children every day. It only takes $3 to feed a child each day. For those willing to make donations, Ms. Reckley can usually be found seated at Maxwells Supermarket to collect funds for her lunch program as you exit the store. Red Cross members are expected to assist her going forward. Mr. Kennedy said that it is sad to know that children are going throughout the day without food to eat as he calculated that Ms. Reckley supplies more than 500 Please see Hungry Page 6

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2013 FULL SERVICE MARINA WATERFRONT VILLASBahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun.Enjoy a delicious dinner with us Happy Hour Daily 5 pm 6 pmOpen Year RoundCome lounge at The Helm, our indoor barBoat House Restaurant For local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.comWhite Sound, Elbow Cay Sea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Central & All Abaco lunches a week. He has spoken with the Abaco Christian Council about support ing the initiative. Presently, Pastor Earlyn Baillou of New Rehoboth Ministries pro vides lunches twice a week to one of the schools. Another member Regina Kennedy pointed out that if we dont take care of these hungry children now we will suffer the consequences later on. Subsequently, Maria Rose suggested the donation of products to schools for children to grow their own food and to also partner with farmers and farming associations. Mr. Kennedy agreed that the Red Cross can be a channel through which organizations can make donations. Another suggestion was to see what restaurants, hotels and baker ies would be willing to donate food items. Sharing with peers at school can also be encouraged among students. Moving on to the month of May, which is designated as Red Cross Month, the group members have begun to plan for their annual Community Emergency Pre paredness Day. To summarize, the event is about educating the public on the types of emergencies and what they can do to ensure their safety. Local businesses are represented as well organizations that deal with emergencies to demonstrate the ser vices they provide. Mr. Kennedy reminded members to spread the word that we must all Be Red Cross Ready. Finally, Mr. Kennedy said that there is also a need to reactivate the youth arm of the Red Cross called Junior Links. Crystal project. Hungry From Page 5 By Timothy Roberts For the second time in two years the Eastern Shore Property Owners' Associa tion (ESPOA) is appealing to the local gov ernment to halt plans for a proposed res taurant/bar applying to occupy the building at the head of the government dock at the Crossing. The group of 41 homeowners who live in close proximity to the location ex pressed their opposition to any new busi ness at the already crowded and under supervised area at the Crossing. Presently Alburys Ferry Service operates from a building at the same location. The statement said a restaurant and bar which will grossly overtax the already fragile environment and encourage more intensity of use there than already exists.Eastern Shore Property Owners voice concernsWe are taxpaying owners living on Eastern Shore and we are sickened by the existing conditions at Crossing Beach. As the residents who are most directly affect ed by the goings on at Crossing Beach, the inadequate parking facilities for a business like Albury's Ferry Service, not to mention any new business there, the despolia tion of one of the only public beaches in all of Marsh Harbour and the after-hours activities which already take place there, we know full well that the idea of adding a restaurant/bar to what's already there is a very bad one indeed. The ESPOA further stated to local government please be advised that we are steadfastly opposed, in the strongest terms possible, to any additional business, of any kind, being permitted at Crossing Beach. Please do not allow this intended use to subvert the residential security of our neighborhood. Wild Horses of Abaco receives Atlantis Community Service Award By Canishka Alexander The Atlantis Paradise Island Nassau Community Service Award was granted on Feb. 13 to the Wild Horses of Abaco (W.H.O.A.) Preservation Society for their community service on the island. On March 12, W.H.O.A. board members Milanne Rehor (also known as Mimi), Wynsome Ferguson of the Abaco Tourist OfNational Trust (BNT) met at the BNT ofceived from Atlantis. Rehor expressed that they were hap py to receive the award, which came at a very important time. She commended the preservation societys board members for their tremendous support in assisting with the horse project. According to the Arkwild.org Web site, the project began in 1992, and al ish barbs, they were more appropriately named Abaco Spanish Colonial Horses. The site goes on to say that: The Please see Horses Page 15 Above: congestion at The Crossing.

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March 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 Local Government Central Abaco Town Planning Mar 7By Timothy Roberts The Central Abaco Town Planning Board met on March 7 reviewing plans to taling over $3.2 million in estimated con struction cost for residences, apartments, multiplexes, shops and cottages within the district. During the meeting a plan for a proposed take-away restaurant located near the public dock at the Crossing in Marsh Harbour was tabled. After a long discus sion two members approved while three members of the board rejected the pro posal. Also presented during the meeting was a 2400 square foot studio/workshop for Every Child Counts (ECC). The plan was unanimously passed by all members. Marsh Harbour Town Committee Feb 13By David Ralph The Marsh Harbour Town Committee met on February 13, 2013, in the govern ment complex building. The predominat ing topic was the issue of the Mud squatter settlement and the problems it is creating. These problems included the rampant addi tion of new structures and the expansion of existing structures, sanitation and refuse, businesses, and the ability of residents there to conduct themselves without any apparent oversight or adherence to Baha mian laws or regulations. Funding was authorized to install a larger storm drain across the road at Captain Macs corner on the road leading to the ferry. The road will be trenched to replace a small pipe with a larger one. This drain will connect with a larger pipe draining into the Abaco Beach Resorts residential lagoon. A lateral drain may be installed be tween the BTC technical building and the street in front of ECC School. This would divert storm water that collects in a low road section to an existing storm sewer in front of the BTC building. Steps will be taken to prepare for the relocation of a Ritz Carlton building at Winding Bay donated several years ago but still at that location. Plans are to relo cate the portable building to the BAIC Park where the recent Junkanoo was held. Hope Town District Council Feb 28By David Ralph The Hope Town District Council met in Hope Town on February 28, 2013 for its monthly meeting. A small group of homeowners from the north end of Elbow Cay met with the Council asking for assistance with road repairs for the north end. As taxpayers, they wondered why the residents south of town got an existing paved road upgraded with new pavement several years ago while their 50-year-old road remains a dirt rut. Furthermore, they claimed the present law discriminates against them by prohibiting These homeowners are willing to make some repairs themselves but need permission. They asked if Council could cooperate with them in funding or help in pursuing assistance from Nassau. Council members were receptive to their plight but have no surplus funds. In the past, Council had been given token amounts for small capital projects. If funding of this nature should be given again, this road would be considered. A resident south of town on Elbow Cay built a fence years ago according to a survey he paid for and with an approved building permit based on that survey. Recently, a neighbour hired a different sur veyor who found the fence to be encroach ing on his land by four feet. Based on this new survey, the Council approved a permit for a fence. Without further notice or approval, the neighbour removed the proppersons property. The property owner of giving permission for the new fence. Not sure of the legal issues, the Administrator was asked for advice which he will give after investigating the facts. After a public meeting on a proposed noise ordinance for Hope Town in which the public overwhelmingly objected to, Council members voted to leave things the bances be brought to the attention of the police. A local ordinance prohibiting the ownership of pit bulls and similar breeds was passed. This applies to Elbow Cay only. A moratorium on additional golf cart and limited parking in Hope Town. On matters related to town planning, the Council approved the construction of a 100-foot free-standing tower on the BTC property beside the Hope Town School. This is to give improved cell phone cover age the Elbow Cay area. The construction of a recreational building was approved behind the Method ist manse in Hope Town. Other routine plans were passed for Guana Cay and Man-O-War Cay. Central Abaco District Council Feb 28Council met on Feb 28 at 6:30pm. They made no corrections to the minutes. Matters on the agenda included decid ing that an errant lawnmower, which was brought in by the Marsh Harbour Town Committe several years ago but fell into an outside partys possession, has proven too civil matter. The airport was discussed as well. ment company would be was offered as of that meeting. It was decided a full report about the airport would be presented at next meeting. The issue of regularizing government employees was brought up. The waiting more preference. Clerical staff would not be included in the program. The Council is still waiting for refunds from NEMA which were released by the Council on good faith for hurricane Please see Council Page 20

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2013 From the Editor's Desk // Cycle One 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: NAME ON CARD: CARD NUMBER: EXP DATE: SIGNATURE: AMOUNT PAID: Master Card VisaWE NOW ACCEPT MASTER CARD/VISADear reader, it has been one year since I took the helm of our paper. The Abaconian has, remarkably, remained intact. Despite a few hiccups I feel like things have gone well. And I have you to thank. I have the others to thank, as well. Others read The Abaconian. Others do the crossword. Others pick apart the stories and write letters and look for their daughters or cousins name in the student section. I thank the others. But since they dont read the editorials they may never get my thanks. So I especially thank you. If you have been with me since March 15, 2012 then you have a spe cial place in my heart. I, at once, pity you for reading through my sometimes sophomoric attempts at tying together a coherent editorial. And I also envy you for having the amount of patience it must take to make it through my ramblings. But weve made it through one whole cycle. One year. Twelve months of compiling the happenings of Abaco and presenting them to those who are interested. We have found ourselves center stage nationally, with the allimportant by-election. And weve found ourselves forced into introspec tion with violent crime right in our community and watching the failure of our businesses and government(s). Weve had highs and lows. Weve had cycles. I am about to write you a script you are most likely all too famil iar with: Illegal immigration, power fail ures, decaying infrastructure, crime, environmental degradation, issues with Broken. All too familiar? Its all been in these pages. Over and over and over again. A cycle. Sometimes I feel like my mind is slipping when I realize the same issues have plagued us, not just since I took the helm of this publica tion, but for years and years. Break the cycle. But what if I told you there is a concurrent cycle also buried in these pages. Sure, they may not be bur ied per se because I love to broadcast good news whenever I can. But bad news will always be remembered. Our brains are hardwired to remember the negative. It is a survival mechanism. But there is so much good trying to counter the cycle. There ARE young Bahamians re turning from college and furthered ed ucation. But we only seem to remem ber the stories of cousins and friends who opt to remain in the US of A. There ARE opportunities and ar eas of growth. But its hard to shake the sight of shuttered up shops and ghostly shells. There IS a counter-cycle. But its inertia will slow should we continue to focus on the negative and take no steps to better ourselves. Break the cycle. I hope this time next year I have new things to talk about. If I have to read more letters to the editor about power going out and garbage and pot holes I think I might go over the deep end. Yes. The deep end. Behind ManBut for another cycle we at The Abaconian will continue to bring you the news. Whether it is good or bad. Without bias. And with you in mind. Thank you for reading. -Bradley AlburyCommunity Calendar Cay Tasting Weekend dation Spring Fundraiser petition Center Fundraiser Easter Concert & Rescue Fundraiser Big Daddy Memorial Fishing Tournament

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March 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Letters to the Editor Time FliesDear Editor; A recent edition of The Abaconain reported that yet another investigating group visited the Marsh Harbour Airport, its closed terminal and control tower on Jan 16, 2013. This assemblage, like previ ous meetings and visitors on Nov 1, Dec 10 and Dec 18, 2012 all praised the new terminal and the improvements to the airport. However, as with previous meetings, no concrete or accurate listing of the yet to be completed requirements was recorded. It was interesting to note that at the Jan 16, 2013 visit, the chairman of Airport Au thority and his colleagues would give their opinions of the building instead of a written report. It has now been some 2 & years since construction began on the redevelop ment of the Marsh Harbour International Airport. Isnt it time that the citizens of Abaco, visitors and second home owner be rate time table for their completion. A great deal of the future of Marsh Harbour and Abaco is directly related to the completion of the Leonard M. Thomp son International Airport. Tempus Fugit. Sincerely, Max Swartz Hope TownOil Slicked LiesDear Editor; The government said it would not permit exploratory oil drilling in our wa ters without a referendum. Now Sunday (March 10), the government through its Environment Minister has announced that it will allow this drilling without the con sent of the Bahamian people. This is because the government nev er intended to ask the Bahamian people a thing before permitting oil drilling it was a lie when they said it, and they said it be cause they felt it was what the Bahamian people would have wanted to hear at the time. But the fact of the matter is that the government was already personally in vested, from the Prime Minister down the line, in the company (Bahamas Petroleum Company) that plans to drill for oil in our waters from the time they were in Opposi tion. So they never intended to do anything other than protect and boost their interests Quick comment on the long overdue road works. They have to be joking!! What I see going on can't possibly be what the government paid or is paying 1.5 million for!! Looks like we are gonna get another half [done] job done on the roads!!! -R. Farrington Via Facebook Where is the police report on the mudds "the gun slipped" killing? @hmose Via TwitterTweets to the EditorSupport Education Dear Editor: Have you ever been given a lifechanging opportunity? I was given such an opportunity at a private school when I entered the 7th Grade. Years later, I had the privilege of providing one for my daughter when she needed special school ing. I saw what a difference it made! of offering life-changing chances to the deserving students of Abaco who, without help will not go to college. If you come to the Fundraiser on March 22nd at the Abaco Inn, you will have an opportunity to meet some of them. I will tell you two stories in case you cant attend. Jane (not her name) lives far from Marsh Harbor and walks to work there every day so she can try to save the money to go back to school. She got herself out of a very bad family situation and now wants to study psychology to try to understand what happened and help other people here in Abaco. She has few places to turn for a portion of her tuition but cant do it with out your donation. John (not his name) is exceptionally bright. We need to help him because if we do, he may well change the world. He wants to study Mechanical Engineering and with our help he will be a success. His parents saved as much as they can, but the economy here is tough and their jobs do not pay enough to cover the tuition. Can you imagine their pride and his if he can attend college and become an engineer? To help the 10 top students Abamust raise $200,000.00. That represents $50,000 a year for four years. Once we give a scholarship, that student is guaran college years if they maintain a successful GPA. scholarships and tracks the progress made by recipients. This is accomplished in an going directly to students. There is no better way to give back to this beautiful place we live in and love than to invest in the human capital that will enhanse the lives of everyone here. Please join me in supporting Abaco Hasty Evans Man-O-War Please see Letters Page 20

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2013 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 North Abaco By Canishka Alexander The Ministry of Tourism offered en tertainment at its best during the Annual People to People Winter Residents Re ception on Feb.27 at Coco Beach Bar in spreading the word because there were at least 400 to 500 people accounted for at the event. According to Wynsome Ferguson, People to People reception is a way for them to say thank you to the second homeowners and to those who play a vital role in our economy. This is the one day that we set aside just to say thank you and to pamper them, she said. They deserve it, and even as we are going through the downturn in the economy, its people like them that are keeping Abaco moving, and so were very grateful to them.People to People reception draws large crowd As Abaco musician Chris The Burn er Russell accompanied by Tony Tony crooned out familiar tunes, guests made an extended cue on the deck outside for the and conch fritter appetizers and coconut and pineapple pastries. Following Fergusons welcoming remarks, her Tourism colleague Michelle Mikula took up the helm as moderator for the event. Mikula invited guests to participate in musical chairs, a limbo com petition, trivia questions and a conga line. Meanwhile, Kendy Anderson of the Abaco gina White and Ashley Clarke were also present to serve the guests. Clarke contributed a hilarious cultural performance, and the highlight of the event was a Junkanoo performance by students of Treasure Cay Primary School. Ferguson added that the intent of the activities is to give our guests a taste of our culture. Standing near the buffet line was a guest named Jim Pitocha from Florida, who had won the limbo competition with his fancy footwork. Remarkably, Pi tocha recently had a knee replacement. This year was his familys fourth visit to The Bahamas on their boat, which was an chored in Treasure Cay, and they accom panied friends to the event. Pitocha commented that the weather, camaraderie and the Abacos keeps bringing them back to The Bahamas. Its probably our favourite spot [Abaco]; weve been to the Exumas during the early summer months. From the standpoint of variety and places to take your boat, this is like coming to a little part of the world where you can go to a different island and in a lot of cases there is a different culture from island to island, he explained. Its also a great place for us to bring guests. An American couple Charles and Sue Hodges were also out for the evening with friends. As boaters from South Carolina, they usually visit The Bahamas The Bahamas was in the 80s, but theyve been coming for the past 10 years recently. Like, Pitocha, they said they love the Aba cos because it is the best. Above: conch salad always proves to be a popular delicacy no matter the function it is served at. Treasure Cay Yard Sale is another successBy Vernique Russell One of the most anticipated events in the community of Treasure Cay came and left recently. But those in attendance were able to get a few goodies and trea sures, too. The saying, one mans trash is another mans treasure was a reality for person at the Annual Yard Sale held in the old hotel parking lot. Items from clothing to furniture were on sale and so was food and drinks. Gates opened to the public at 8:30am but people were lined up outside the gate from 6am. When the gate was open, enthusiastic shoppers came bursting in with shouts of excitement. People from all over the island and home. Vendors were kept very busy as people picked out their piece, or a few pieces, of treasure to take home. One lady came from Marsh Harbour and said she was at the sale site from 6am ing for and indeed she did. By 9am she was on her way back to her home with a truck load of trinkets. This years sale had more item ven dors. Vendor booths also included a few land Wave Community Center, Head Start Academy, Every Child Counts and Pops Animal Shelter. A wider variety of items were also available for sale. Please see Sale Page 11 Above: the People to People event allowed for many second-home owners to feel appreci ated. Dancing was a side effect of such happiness.

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March 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 The yard sale has been designed to raise funds for the upkeep of the commu nity center and library and to allow person to sell items that they want to get rid of but is still in good working conditions. It has been an active and highly antic ipated event for the past ten or more years. North Abaco Sale From Page 10 Above: a booth selling treats at the Treasure Cay Yard Sale supporting Pops Animal Shelter. People traveled from throughout the island just to get a glimpse of whats on sale. Organizers are very grateful for the support that they have received over the year and wish to thank the general public for their continued support. The Cays will be on loan and others that are gifts. Special guests at the heritage day festival were local artist of renown, Alton Lowe, Bahamian Historian and Playwright, Sandra Riley, Crystal Parrot Players Film maker, Travis Nett and Taino descendent Michael Lopez. The group was promoting a new book by Sandra Riley featuring the art of Alton Lowe; "The Lucayan Taino: First People of the Bahamas". Mr. Lopez, also a Member of the Board of Directors for Crystal Parrot Players, noted that there is the impression that the Taino people do not exist anymore; that is totally incorrect. The Lucayan have descendants in the United States and in the future we hope to get them back here for some celebrations. The rest of us live in diaspora in places like the Dominican Republic, Puer to Rico, Florida, Texas and even some in London. The event had the usually fare of lo cally crafted and items, jewelry and art work as visitors browsed the wares. There was also an abundance of Bahamian and American cuisine as well as a variety of treats that would satisfy many a sweet tooth. There were games for young and old from hoop-la for the children to the poputake home half of the jackpot. Despite the desire to try the inclement weather prevented the Abaco Dinghy sculling races from taking place. Even with the poor weather everyone had a good time socializing and enjoying the atmosphere of historic Hope Town and the Wyannie Malone Museum.Heritage From Page 1 Recycling comes to Green Turtle CayPress Release Captain Roberts House is now includ ing plastic bottles in its community recy cling program. It has been recycling aluminum cans for some time now in cooperation with the Friends of the Environment. Volunteers bag the materials that are then transported to Marsh Harbour on The Legend. Local businesses, such as Sundowners Restaurant and Leeward Yacht Club, are cooperating in the voluntary recycling efforts. Captain Roberts Historic and Environmental Center feels this effort helps preserve conditions on our planet. Community discussions are now un der way to expand the recycling program. Above: a young lady dressed as a loyalist settler.

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2013 STANDARD HARDWARE Lumber & Plumbing Supplies email: standardhardware@netbusiness.com Let Standard help you plant your Spring ideas! Lawnmowers Trimmers Chainsaws Irrigation Hoses We stock a wide variety of NEW! T-ShirtsNow In Stock Central & All Abaco By Jennifer Hudson Approximately forty members of The Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club displayed their many talents at the clubs fourth annual art and craft exhibit held Below Decks at Boat Harbour on March 7. There was so much to see and admire that after two hours there were still people and exhibitors to meet. Some of last years exhibitors did not Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club Art and Craft Exhibition draws artists from different backgroundsmanage to attend this year but there were there were many new and interesting crafts to view. Persons exhibiting consisted of winter boat people, renters and second home owners plus two locals: Dave Ralph displaying interesting driftwood creations and Lovely Reckley demonstrating her beading technique. Immediate Past Commodore, Margo Caldy, said that next year they would like to extend the invitation to more local craftspeople to join in the exhibit; That way we can all learn from one another and have fun, she stated. In a short Thank you address to exhibitors, visitors and the Abaco Beach Resort, Susan McDaniel, the lady responsible for pulling it all together, declared; Weve done it again! She expressed her fear that after such a good exhibition last year they might not be able to pull it off again and was thrilled that they had done so for their fourth year. I am amazed at how talented every body is in so many areas and this has been a work of love for so many people, she stated. Ms. McDaniel had an impressive selection of her own work on display. She is an extremely talented artist who has had no formal training but takes classes for a few weeks each summer and terms herself A hooker and a painter referring to her hooked cushion covers as well as her copi ous art work which ranges from landscapes and portraits to very whimsical pictures painted in watercolour and outlined in pen and ink which drew a lot of oohs and aahs from the onlookers. Prints of a painting done by Ms. Mc Daniel of Guana Cays colourful tractor at Nippers were on sale to raise money for the Every Child Counts School. Ms. McDaniel expressed special thanks to; A very special person, Linda Weeks. Ms. Weeks now spends winters on her boat at Boat Harbour having retired after 32 years as an art teacher in Canada and over the past two years she has helped uncover and grow the talents of many budding artists in the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht club. The work of eighteen of these artists was on display and was very impres sive indeed. It is remarkable how Ms. Weeks can, within a few weeks, have people who have never lifted a paintbrush before (except to perhaps to put a coat of paint on the walls of their house) painting pictures which look as if they are painted by professional artists. Pine needle baskets are becoming very popular and several people displayed a variety of their personal designs. It was interesting to watch a basket being intri cately formed from the pine needles which are collected from the pine forests here. Gary Aldcorn demonstrated his wax sculpting skills working from photographs. Once he has completed his sculpture he then casts it in bronze and several of his bronzes were on display. Another sculp tor is Commodore of the RMHYC, John Canley. His form of sculpting differs from that of Mr. Aldcorn in that John uses poly mer clay which can then be baked in a regular household oven instead of having to use a special kiln. He also had several of his wood carvings on display. Above: Ray Vallerie displaying his intricate model boats at the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club Ats & Craft Exhibition in March. About forty members of the Yacht Club future events. Please see Art Page 15

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March 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 en-GBDr. Arthur Clarke: en-GB Call for datesen-GB Dr. Carnille Farquharson;en-GB Family Medicineen-GB Mar 20th, 27th & Apr 3rd, 10th 17th & 24then-GB Dr. Winston Forbes;en-GB Cardiology/Internal Medicineen-GB Mar 15then-GB Dr. F. Bartlett; en-GBPediatricsen-GB Mar 23rd & 24then-GB Dr. Lucio Pedro; en-GB Obstetrics/Gynecologyen-GB Call for datesen-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 Apr 1st to 12then-GB Dr. George Charit;en-GB General Practice, Wound en-GB Care & Hyperbaric Medicine, Daily en-GB Dr. Rogers;en-GB Opthamologisten-GB Apr 11th 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 The Central Abaco Council paid a crew to pick up and bagged trash on the E. Dean Highway between the round-about and the turn-off to the dump. Eleven pick-up loads of trash went to the dump on February 25. Council is asking the police for enforcement on littering as the constant clean-up is expensive. Local government attempts to stem tide of mounting trash Central & All Abaco Rich Miller lives on his boat, Knot Tied. This name shows his fascination with knots which was also obvious in the variety of objects he had on exhibit at the show. These items ranged from ocean plait mats to Turks Head bracelets traditionally worn by sailors to bottles encased in covers of the most intricate knotting. Ray Valleries model boats were amazingly intricate and demanded thou sands of hours of painstaking work to complete. Mr. Vallerie worked his way up to this very meticulous standard of work completing that he decided to try building his own model out of wood and progressed from there. Two very impressive pieces of his handiwork were on display; one was a model of his own boat and one a model of his neighbours. Some of Vicki Lathoms spectacular photography covering both seascapes and architectural subjects was on display. She jects really pop. Vicki is also a freelance travel writer and has written articles on Abaco for international magazines, some of which she had on display. Other interesting crafts on display were chain mail jewelry, needlepoint, sea glass jewelry, crochet and knitted items. The Every Child Counts School was represented by two students displaying some of the schools art and craft work. Sixteen year old OConno Cooper proudly dis played two of his colourful bird paintings. He discovered his talent just a year ago and began painting at that time because he wanted to try something new. Art From Page 14 en years, we have been working to bring in an equine reproduction expert. The horses reproduction since Hurricane Floyd, the vets opinion is that the remaining horses must be transported to a University in the [United States]fully equipped to aid reproduction. We are so grateful that there can be a long-term solution. But without a local (Bahamas) and international effort to save them, these animals will be lost to us for ever. Rehor said that that through the com munity service award, they did receive a grant to fund upgrades and to take on upcoming projects. In order to increase the numbers among the horses, one of the projects will deal with bringing in similar blood, but different DNA to help with inbreeding. Thats one of our big projects, and were really working hard on it, but its not something that happens overnight, Rehor explained. It takes a great deal of prepara tion, but thats where were headed. She also mentioned that the W.H.O.A. Preservation Society has a benefactor who wishes to remain anonymous, and who is willing to match anything the government gives them. You know we are a charity, but were closely connected to [Ministry of] Tourism and the Bahamas National Trust, Rehor said. This is a community thing thats why we got a community service award, and we have someone who is will ing to back that effort as soon as the gov ernment comes on board.Horses From Page 6

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Located across from one of the best beaches on the island. Ideal for full-time residence or rental property. $800K BSD Barefoot Bay 6B/4.5B Oering amazing views of Tilloo Cut & Tahiti Beach. Expansive decks connect main house & two adjoining private quarters. Great for large families! $1.875 M USD NEW LISTING Business On Friday, March 1 BTC held a Breakfast & Business at Abaco Beach resort. It was a function to socialize with and update BTCs corporate members on projects coming Member of Parliament for Central & South Abaco (left) seated with CEO of BTC Geoff Houston.BTC hosts breakfast for Abaco business customers Islands By Design By Timothy Roberts Islands By Design Ltd. (IBD), a small Bahamian consultancy business, has opened their doors in Abaco providing environmental, marine engineering, and project management along with over thirty years of experience in The Bahamas Islands By Design was formed out of EIA (Bahamas) Ltd., in 1994 by its princi pal, Keith Bishop, a professional with over thirty years experience in project manage ment consulting with more than twenty years experience as a local environmental consultant in the Caribbean conducting en vironmental impact assessments. To date, Mr. Bishop has performed environmental impact assessments and provided environmental planning and manprojects ranging from small residential developments to major industrial and com mercial projects. IBD has an extensive network of associate consultants, local and international that allow it to offer a broad range of disci plines including marine sciences, wetlands ecology, coastal processes, plant ecology, air quality, archeology, socioeconomic and environmental permitting and planning. Additionally IBD is able to offer multidis ciplinary engineering design services, land planning and landscape architecture, proj ect management and execution. IBD also boasts experience in Land Planning and Landscape Architecture including project management, lead design for out island resorts, communities, marina complexes, master planned communi ties, residential sub-divisions, commercial projects, urban renewal projects and recre ational facilities. The company also has a full under standing of infrastructure projects, having been involved in all aspects from design through construction and operations. Mr. Bishop noted that as the com pany approaches its 20th anniversary that IBD has achieved a track record that supports a reputation of reliable technical performance, unbiased analysis of project added that the company has a history of consistently providing objective analysis, particularly for projects that are environmentally, politically and legally sensitive. two story building between Java and Abaco Gold. BTC, in an effort to reach out to its business customers, organized a compli mentary breakfast for invited guests on March 1. Present from BTC were CEO Geoff Huoston, Marlon Johnson VP of Marketing and Communications, Gershan Major VP of Channels and Marketing, and many others among BTCs Enterprise Team. The breakfast was held Below Decks at Abaco Beach Resort. Throughout the morning BTC execu tives encouraged the business customers present to socialize, network and get to know the members of BTC better. Vari ous business owners and managers took the opportunity to ask questions about BTCs current and future services. After a brief welcome by Mr. Ma jor and a video presentation about BTCs continuing work by Mr. Johnson, BTCs CEO stood up to greet the audience and take a few minutes to explain certain new features and services his company would be rolling out. Mr. Huoston explained some of the challenges facing BTC, which includes the volume of data they face. Since launching the 4G data network, according to Mr. increase in data consumption, equaling about 1 terabyte of data usage per day. He explained this puts enormous strain on the network but their engineers were constant ly working on easing the burden. A new LTE network is the next net work to be launched in The Bahamas. new service management and improvement plans. After Mr. Huostons brief presenta tion and breakfast had been served, the Enterprise Team was introduced. It was explained that these were the people who would be responsible for taking the com pany to the next level in preparing for com ing competition.

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March 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 17 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 Across 1. AMBIGUOUSWhen more than one interpretation can be made. 4. HARVESTA time to plant and a time to 8. QUIZLike an exam, but usually less serious. 10. LANGUAGESItalian, English and Japanese are examples. 12. SONARImportant invention for submarine navigation. 15. VATProposed new tax. 16. DOZENSix in one, half _____ in the other. 17. POPEReligious figure recently in the news. 18. BUTTERFLYFloat like a ___________ sting like a bee. Down 2. INCEPTION film: but was it a dream? 3. FAMINEFeast or _______. Across 1. Discovered New W orld before Columbus. 6. Rechargeable type of battery 7. Cab 11. A trap; Part of a percussive instrument. 13. Rare, medium or well-done? 15. Dont have to be super to be one. 16. This male performer, often found in Guana Cay, has this style of footware, also his namesake.Down 1. I need a _________ 2. City where CARIFT A Swimming Championship is being held. 3. Fight or __________. 4. Sacred St. Patrick s Day Plant 5. Basketball star-turned Bahamian spokesman. 6. Baggage 8. Luck of the __________ 9. Spirit of the Age 10. Stamped when entering a country. 12. Abaco-based collaborative art project. 14. This Abaco-based search and rescue group was recently awarded. 5. TROLLSLive under bridges and, more recently, on the internet. 6. MATTERMind over _____ 7. MIDNIGHTNoon of the night time. 9. PLATOClassical philosopher. 11. SOCCERFootball 13. AMBIDEXTROUSCan use both right and left. 14. ROCKERSThis group took top spot in the closely contested Senior Junkanoo Love Rush Parade.March 1 Answers

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2013 The Moorings Yacht ChartersThe Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class The Conch Inn Resort Curly Tails The Conch Inn Resort and Marina Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you. The Conch Inn Marina Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tide North Bar Channel APRIL 2013 Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new power boats 34 mono-hull or 37 or 45 Catamaran in this regard. If current members of the Opposition or other political leaders are shareholders in the Bahamas Petroleum Company they should say so now on their own, rather than it being made public without their disclosing this themselves because it is now time for the Bahamian people to see exactly how deep this potential disaster for The Bahamas runs, and just who is personally vested in the planned selling out of the Bahamian people. Incidentally the referendum lie with respect to oil drilling is the same type of lie that was told to us regarding numbers houses, in that a referendum is not needed for the government to go ahead and do what it wants to do with either of the two. They dumbed-down the population and threw around that word referendum as though it was a brand new construct they created, all to paint themselves as a consultative government. It was lies that they ought not have been able to get away with 40 years into the nationhood of The Bahamas, but it sadly appears that after 40 years (a generation) we still are found by our politicians to be a people far too easy to successfully lie to. The Bahamian people have elected a group of people who are unafraid of the citizenry, and are now so comfortable in their seat of power that they are not even behaving like politicians who plan to come back to the people for a new mandate. They are behaving as persons who never expect therefore boldly telling the Bahamian people we dont care what we promised you, we are in now, and we are gonna do what we want to do whether you like it or not. And at this point, I am beginning to wonder whether we as Bahamians actually do like it, because we are not yet behaving like people who wont take it anymore. When we lose our waters and coast lines, we have nothing else. If that is not enough to awaken the many thousands of us who still do not appear to be tired of the very real threats our government is posing to our livelihood and future I do not know what is or what will be. And since the government never met a lie it did not love, it wont tell the Bahamian people that an oil spill does not need to happen to ruin our ecosystem the chemicals used in the drilling process alone are dangerous to our reefs and sea life. Meantime where is the FNM? This country is about to be sold out where are truly about this country and its people as opposed to political personalities? Where is the DNA? Bahamians are asking what can we do? Where are the people who are dying to lead this country in a few years? Is there anyone left who is about country -Sharon TurnerLetters From Page 8 Further Business PUBLIC NOTICE REAL ESTATE BOARD LICENSED BROKERS/ SALESMAN/APPRAISERS/ DEVELOPERS formation that the following [Abaco] persons have renewed their licenses as of Jan uary1, 2013. These licenses are valid until December 31, 2013. The public is advised that the list of names below include regis tered, licensed members of The Bahamas Real Estate Association. The public is fur ther advised that only licensed real estate salesman and brokers are legally permitted to conduct the business of real estate in The Bahamas. Please be sure to check that the agent or broker you are using is named on this list. You can also visit www.Baha Please see Brokers Page 21 cleanup. Administrator Cunningham assured the members the funds would be replenished very soon. nancial report included notes that $30,000 was still being spent by local government expected when central government passes its new budget this responsibility, along with the coinciding funds, would return to central government. Certain members expressed disgust After a $600 cleanup had been performed within a week the area had seemingly returned to its previous condition. Members discussed asking for police to patrol the area and to more aggressively pursue ve hicles which dump and litter. Members also agreed a full-time pobour Airport. Milton Swain will be retiring from Abaco Central High after faithful service for many years. The council agreed to hon our him in an upcoming ceremony. The Department of Statistics will be conducting a survey on Abaco and re quested to erect a billboard near the airport announcing the fact. Council members de making any decision. With the interschool track meet approaching the poor condition of the track was brought up. Council members decided to speak with MP Curry about it before agreeing to allocate funds to any repair ef forts.Council From Page 7

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March 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 Business masRealEstateAssociation.com for a full list of registered, licensed members. Neil Aberlee Salesperson William (Bill) Albury Salesperson Samara Albury Broker Christopher Albury Salesperson Ruth Anne Albury Broker Kathleen Bethell Broker Wendie F.Bishop Broker Anna Bobby Salesperson Lydia Bodamer Salesperson Shirley Carroll Salesperson Brent C. Cartwright Broker John I. Cash Broker Tara Claridge Salesperson Christopher Claridge Salesperson Darvin Curry Salesperson Donna M. Darville Salesperson Daphne DeGregory Salesperson Sandra L. N. Evans Broker Ritchie Eyma Salesperson Roshanne Eyma Salesperson Christopher Farrington Broker Carina Ferguson Salesperson Vincent M. Higgs Broker Pleasants Higgs Salesperson David Johnstone Developer Rudolph Craig Knowles Salesperson Franklyn Knowles Salesperson Chris J Lightbourn Salesperson Patricia Love Salesperson Kristina Lowe Salesperson Adrian Lowe Salesperson Giselle McIntosh Salesperson Junior Mernard Salesperson Nicholas Miaoulis Salesperson Silbert Mills Salesperson Jamaal Moss Salesperson Melissa Newbold Salesperson Cindy Newell Salesperson Ed Newell Broker Jane Patterson Salesperson Jessica Pinder Salesperson Percival R. Pinder Salesperson Leslie Aurelius Pinder Salesperson James Pleydell-Bouverie Salesperson Christopher Plummer Broker Elizabeth Plummer Salesperson Donna E.Rees Broker James Rees Broker Christopher Roberts Broker Molly Roberts Salesperson June Russell Broker Mailin Sands Salesperson Maria Santillo-Silvester Broker Chad W. Sawyer Broker Stan Sawyer Salesperson Faron Silbert Sawyer Broker Laurie Schreiner Salesperson Nikhil Shah Salesman/Appraiser Bruce Smith Salesperson Maureen Smith Salesperson Terrance Strachan Salesperson Kerry Sullivan Broker Ricky Sweeting Salesperson James Sweeting Salesperson Stafford Rev. Symonette Broker Perry Thomas Salesperson Elaine Thompson Broker William Bill Thompson Salesperson Christopher Thompson Broker Paul D.Thompson Salesperson Steven Thompson Salesperson Dwayne Wallas Salesman/Appraiser Kristi Wong Salesperson Brokers From Page 20 Mangoes reopens with new Food and Beverage Manager, new Pastry Chef and new menuBy Mirella Santillo Mangoes Restaurant, a twenty year old establishment on Bay Street, Marsh Harbour, closed last year for a few months to deal, according to the owner Jimmy Vaughn, with management problems. And deal he did: reorganizing the place with new staff including a new food and bev erage manager and a new menu. He also decided to spend all of his time in Marsh Harbour to make his presence in the restaurant acknowledged, to supervise and give his input when necessary. The new Mangoes Restaurant reopened for breakfast and lunch on Febru ary 18 under the supervision of food and beverage Manager Sally Gaskins, a graduate from the West Palm Beach Culinary Institute. A very dynamic and motivated person, Ms. Gaskins has an overall knowledge of the restaurant business, but her favorite occupation is baking, a feature that she passed on to her daughter Jaimee. Jaimee Gaskins who bakes all the pastries for Mangoes Caf as well as the desserts and the breads for the restau rant, starts work every morning before dawn to get her baking ready. Should you want a simple continental breakfast, Man goes Caf which is open from 8:30am to 11:30am, offers fresh brewed coffee, tea and an assortment of pastries. Dinner reopened on Friday, March1. In spite of the chilly weather, the dining rooms were full both on Friday and Saturday evenings. The dinner menu is also reasonably priced. The food is tasty, pleas ing to the eyes and well cooked. Desserts are also a favourite. For the time being, Mangoes Restau Tuesday and Thursday to Saturday all day. Abaco Insurance Agency holds 18th Annual Golf TournamentBy Vernique Russell On February 9th, 2013, Abaco Insur ance Agency Ltd held their 18th Annual Golf Tournament at the Treasure Cay Golf Course. The weather was perfect. The sunshine was warm and accompanied by a cool breeze for the approximately 80 golf ers which were in attendance. The tournament started at 7 am and known. The golfers were then treated to a scrumptious lunch. After a delicious lunch gathered at the 18th hole for a shootout. To end this enjoyable occasion, a cocktail party at the Spinnaker started the evening. A special thank you was an nounced to the annual sponsors: Bahamas First General and Royal Star Assurance. After the awards, a sit down dinner was served. The organizers would like to com mend Treasure Cay Ltd for their superb food and service throughout the tourna ment.

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2013 en-GBArea Code 242 unless listed otherwiseen-GB en-GB Island-wide Abaco Listingsen-GBAbaco Cottage + 114 hse 366-0576en-GB en-GBAbaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529en-GBCherokee Lee Pinder + 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075 en-GBGrand Cay Rosies Place 352-5458 en-GBGreen Turtle Cay Barefoot Homes 14 hse 577-4092 Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4247 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island Properties + 34 hse 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties + 34 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 en-GBGuana Cay Dive Guana + 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Guana Sunset Beach 13 units 365-5133 Ocean Frontier 6 cott 519-389-4846 Wards Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth Sands + 9 hse 365-5140 en-GBHope Town Abaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Crystal Villas 5 villas 321-452-0164 Elbow Cay Prop + 53 hse 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways + 63 hse 366-0224 Hope Town Inn 6 rm 4 Villas 366-0003 Hope T Villas + 3 hse 366-0266 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages + 4 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 6 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key + 43 hse 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557 en-GBHotels and House Rental Agentsen-GBLubbers Quarters Sea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121 en-GBMan-O-War Island Home Rentals + 2 hse 365-6048 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072 Waterway Rentals + 14 hse 365-6143 en-GBMarsh Harbour area Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719 Abaco Towns 16 apts 367-0148 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 Living Easy + 16 hse 367-2202 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Regattas 32 apts 577-6764 HG Christie + 11 hse 367-4151 en-GBSandy Point Oeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort 14 rm 366-4119 en-GBSpanish Cay Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083 en-GBTreasure Cay Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 5 units 877-786-8455 Treasure Cay Resort + 95 rms 365-8801 Marks Bungalows 4 units 365-8506 Abaco Estate Services + 365-8752 Island Dreams Rental + 357-6576 en-GBTurtle Rock Villas at Palmetto Beach 3 villas 262-820-1900 en-GB en-GBWood Cay Tangelo Hotel 14 rm 1 villa 365-2222 en-GBWeb Sites with Abaco Informationen-GB en-GB http://www.abaconian.comen-GB http://www.abacoinet.comen-GB http.//www.abacoinfo.comen-GB http.//www.abacocottage.comen-GB + agents with multiple cottages and housesen-GB http://www.abacos.comen-GB http://www.oii.neten-GB http://www.bahamas.comen-GBRev. March 2012 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 Service A Talented Young MusicianBy Jennifer Hudson Seventeen year old Charles Carey III is a talented young musician looking ahead to a career in music. He felt music running through his blood at a very early years with the help of his father, Reverend Charles Carey, Principal of Wesley College, who is also a talented musician. Charles III is now so accomplished on drums that he is teaching someone at Wesley College to play drums and recently he was invited by the visiting Music Do ing Good Group from the United States Every Child counts School, to accompany the singers onstage for one of their songs. Reverend Carey focuses strongly on music at Wesley College and many years ago formed the Wesley College Band which plays for many local functions. From the time he started school, young Charles III was enthralled by the music he heard the students playing. Thus, at age seven he chose to begin playing the trumpet like his father. one of the schools trumpets but by the age of ten he had made so much progress that his father bought him his very own instru ment. Over the years Charles has received musical instruction from several teachers including his father, cousin and members of the Wesley College Band. Each year he performs with the Band in the Clement E. Bethel National Arts Festival and last year also performed well in the solo class.Artist Highlight Charles loves to play whenever he has the chance. He performs a solo every Sunday in church and whenever the oppor tunity arises at concerts, funerals and fam his repertoire was mainly hymns, popular classics and Bahamian music, but recently he has turned his attention more to jazz. For the past two years he has attended a summer camp in Nassau where he received instruction in Jazz from teachers from the United States and this has now become his favourite genre. He has also recently begun teaching himself to play the French horn with the aid of books and CD. At the end of grade 11 Charles sat and passed the GCSE music exam and is now studying for his Grade 6 Royal Schools theory examination. Charles plans next year to begin on the next phase of his musical career. During tends to study at the College of The Bahamas and then move onto a music college in the United States where he wants to focus on trumpet and French Horn. When he returns to The Bahamas it is his goal to open a music store and pos sibly give lessons and, of course, continue performing. In his spare time Charles enjoys play ing tennis and helping his father on his farm but says: Music is my passion. Charles has enjoyed playing in the Wesley College Band during all of his school years and he hopes, when he goes to Nassau, to become a member of The Bahamas National Symphony Orchestra. Above: Charles Carey III on the trumpet. He has aspirations to join The Bahamas National Orchestra.

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March 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive Shops Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour ..................... 367-2963 Above & Below, Marsh Harbour ................................. 367-0350 Dive Abaco Since1978, Marsh Harbour ..................... 367-2787 Dive Time, Man-O-War................................................365-6235 Froggies, Hope Town ................................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay ...................................... 365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay ....................................... 365-4411 Dive Guana ................................................................ 365-5178Man-O-War Dive Shop ................................................365-6013 Cars & Cart Rentals Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals ............................................. 367-2655 Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals .............................. 367-1035 B & B Boat Rentals ........................................... 367-7368 Bargain Car Rentals .......................................... 367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................................... 367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals ....................................... 367-5570 Cruise Abaco. .................................................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ...................... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals ...................................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars .................. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals .......................................... 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ......................................... 367-4887 The Moorings Boat Rentals ............................. .367-4000 Green Turtle Cay Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental .................. 365-4411 C & D Cart Rental ............................................. 365-4084 Cruising Cart Rentals ........................................ 365-4065 D & P Cart Rental ............................................. 365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals ....................................... 365-4119 Kool Karts ........................................................ 365-4176 Reef Boat Rentals ............................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes ...................................... 365-4147 T & A Cart Rentals ............................................ 375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............................... 365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes ................................. 365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals ..................................... 354-5175 Lubbers Quarters Cruise Abaco ............................................. 321-220-8796 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals .................................. 365-6502 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals ................................. 365-6024 Waterways Boat Rental ................ 357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Cats Paw Boat Rentals ..................................... 366-0380 Elbow Cay Cart ................................................. 366-0530 Hope Town Cart Rentals .................................. 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals .......................................... 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals .............................. 366-0282 J Rs Cart Rental ................................................ 366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals ............................................ 366-0069 Treasure Cay Adventure on Prozac Kayak ............................ 365-8749 Blue Marlin Rentals. ......................................... 365-8687 Cashs Carts ...................................................... 365-8771 Cornish Car Rentals .......................................... 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals ............................................... 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals ........................................... 365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks ............................. 365-8749 Bonefish Guides Visitors Guide Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Marsh Harbour Abaco Pizza. ................................ $ .................. 367-4488 Anglers ................................... $$$ .................. 367-2158 Curly Tails ............................... $$$ .................. 367-4444 Golden Grouper ........................ $ .................. 367-2301 Island Family Rest ....................... $ .................. 367-3778 Java Coee House ....................... $ .................. 367-5523 Jamies Place ............................. ..$ .................. 367-2880 Junovias......................................$...................367-1271 Jib Room .................................. $$ .................. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken ............... $ .................. 367-2615 Mangoes ................................. $$$ .................. 367-2366 Pops Place + .............................. $ .................. 367-3796 Snack Shack + ............................ $ .................. 367-4005 Snappas .................................... $$ .................. 367-2278 Wallys .................................... $$$ .................. 367-2074 Hope Town Abaco Inn .............................. $$$ .................. 366-0133 Capn Jacks ................................ $$ .................. 366-0247 Harbours Edge ......................... $$ .................. 366-0087 H T Coee House (B & L) .............. $ ................. .366-0760 H T Harbour Lodge .................. $$$ .................. 366-0095 Munchies .................................... $ .................. 366-0423 OnDa Beach .............................. $$ .................. 366-0558 Sea Spray ............................... $$ .................. 366-0065 Sugar Shack + ............................ $ .................. 366-0788 Little Harbour Petes Pub .................................. $$ .................. 366-3503 Lubbers Quarter Cracker Ps ................................. $$ .................. 366-3139 Man-O-War Bradleys on the Harbour ............. $ .................. 365-6380 Dockn Dine ................................. $ .................. 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar ................ $ .................. 365-6501 Guana Cay Bakers Bay Market Place ...... $$$ .................. 612-1021 Grabbers ................................... $$ .................. 365-5133 Nippers ..................................... $$ ................. 365-5143 Orchid Bay ............................... $$$ .................. 365-5175 Treasure Cay Coco Beach Bar & Grill. ................ $ .................. 365-8470 Florences Cafe ............................. $ ................. .365-8354 Spinnaker Restaurant ............. $$$ .................. 365-8469 Touch of Class ........................ $$$ .................. 365-8195 Treasure Sands Club ................ $$$ ................. .365-9385 Green Turtle Cay Blu House ............................. $$$ .................. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro ...................... $$ .................. 365-4200 Green Turtle Club .................... $$$ .................. 365-4271 Harveys Island Grill ................... $$ .................. 365-4389 Lizard Bar & Grill........................$$...................365-4191 McIntoshs Restaurant .............. $$ .................. 365-4625 Miss Emilys Restaurant ............. $$ .................. 365-4181 New Plymouth Inn .................... $$ .................. 365-4161 Pineapple Restaurant Bar & Grill $$ ................. 365-4039 Plymouth Rock Cafe .................. $$ .................. 365-4234 Shorties Take-a-way...................$$..................365-4342 Sundowners .............................. $$ .................. 365-4060 Sandy Point Nancys ...................................... $$ .................. 366-4120Everyone reads The Abaconian Emergency Services Police Hope Town 366-0667 Police Man-O-War 365-6911 Police Treasure Cay 365-8048 Police Green Turtle Cay 365-4550 B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667 Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Man-O-War 365-4019 Abaco Crash Fire & Rescue 365-9111 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0549 Marsh Harbour 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 T reasure Cay 365-8749 Medical Services Abaco Family Medicine, Marsh Harbour ..................... 367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic ................................ 367-0020 Integrated Medical Center .......................................... 367-1304 Emergency ............................................... 458-1234 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre ................................... 367-0049 Government Clinic, Marsh Harbour ........................... 367-2510 Corbett Clinic, Treasure Cay ........................................ 365-8288 Government Clinic, Coopers Town ............................. 365-0300 Government Clinic, Green Turtle Cay .......................... 365-4028 Government Clinic, Hope Town .................................. 366-0108 Government Clinic, Sandy Point ................................. 366-4010 Government Clinic, Fox Town ..................................... 365-2172 Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Green Turtle Cay Blu House ....................... 45 ......... F ......... 365-4200 Green Turtle Club .............. 32 ......... F ......... 365-4271 Black Sound Marina .......... 15 ..................... 365-4531 Other Shore Club ............... 12 ......... F ......... 365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service ........... 10 ......... F ......... 365-4033 Leeward Yacht Club............ 26.........F...........365-4191 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina ........ 150 ......... F ......... 365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina .......... 26 ......... F ......... 365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina ...... 183 ......... F ......... 367-2158 Conch Inn .......................... 75 ......... F ......... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina ........ 36 ......... F ......... 367-2182 Mangoes Marina ............... 29 ..................... 367-4255 Marsh Harbour Marina ...... 52 ......... F ......... 367 2700 Hope Town Hope Town Marina ............ 16 ..................... 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways ................................ 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina .............. 6 ......... F ......... 366-0154 Sea Spray .......................... 60 ......... F ......... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina ........... 75 ......... F ......... 365-0083 Guana Cay Bakers Bay Marina .......... 158 ......... F ......... 365-5802 Guana Hide-aways ............ 37 ..................... 577-0003 Orchid Bay ......................... 64 ........ F ......... 365-5175Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Tours & Excursions Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental ....................... 475-9616 ................ 367-2936 ......................... 367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure ............................... 577-0004 ..................... 367-0350 Adventure on Prozac T Cay ............................ 365-8749 ...................... 365-4411 ........................... 365-8506 .......... 367-2787 ............. 366-0024 Airlines Serving Abaco Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ........................... 367-2266 American Eagle Miami ..................................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud ............................ 367-2095 Regional Freeport ............................................................... 367-0446 Silver Airline Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach .............................................. 367-3415 Sky Bahamas Nassau ......................................... ................ 367-0996 Western Air Nassau ......................................... .................. 367-3722 Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida Abaco Air .............................................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters ........................................................ 367-3450 Taxi Cab Fares one or two passengers Extra $3 for each passengers above two ective Dec 08Clinic, Downtown, Stop Light, ........................................................ $10 Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry ........................................ $15 Spring City ........................................................................................ $15 Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch ............................. $15 Murphy Town & Great. Cistern .......................................................... $20 Snake Cay ........................................................................................ $35 Casuarina Point ................................................................................. $60 Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour ............................................. $80 Bahama Palm Shore ......................................... ................................ $90 Crossing Rocks ................................................................................ $105 Sandy Point ................................................................................... $150 Leisure Lee ....................................................................................... $50 Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry ................................................... $80 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $85 Fox Town ........................................................................................ $165 Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel ................................................. $ 10 Nat. Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr. Cistern .......................................... $10 Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea. Eective Dec 08Green Turtle Cay ferry dock ......................................... ...................... $10 Madeira Park .................................................................................... $20 Sand Banks ...................................................................................... $25 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $30 Leisure Lee ....................................................................................... $45 Black Wood ...................................................................................... $20 Fire Road & Coopers Town ............................................................... $40 Cedar Harbour ................................................................................. $60 Wood Cay ......................................................................................... $70 Mount Hope .................................................................................... $80 Fox Town .......................................................................................... $85 Crown Haven ................................................................................... $90 Marsh Harbour airport ..................................................................... $80 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport .............................................. $80 Treasure Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour ................................................ $85 Treasure Cay Hotel to Green Turtle Ferry ........................................... $25 Treasure Cay Hotel to Blue Hole ........................................................ $30 Attractions Albert Lowe Museum ................................ Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits .. Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden .................... Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum ................. Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station .................................... Hope Town Swim Mermaid Reef o Marsh Harbour ........ Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole ........... Treasure Cay farm road Art studio & working foundry ...................... Little Harbour Working boatyards ..................................... Man-O-War cayPocket Beaches Miles of beach (most exposed to ocean) Items of interest Bring errors & revisions to our attention Revised Dec 2012 All phones use area code 242 unless notedwww.theabaconian.comAlburys Ferry Service Marsh H.>Guana Cay/Scotland cay From Conch Inn advised to contact the oce for the changes. Green Turtle Ferry Note: 4:30 pm trip to GTC not on Sundays ** Note: 4:30 pm trip will be made from New Plymouth onlyAbaco Adventures Pinders Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama Bahamas Ferries Summer Schedule only (April to Dec) Sandy Point & Nassau Every Friday & Sunday, except holidays, under 4 hours. Call 225-3376 or 366-4119 Call for rates. The Great Abaco Express* Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 30 minutes Marsh Harbour . . . . North Abaco . . Sandy Point . . Treasure Cay Casaurina Point Cherokee . . Crossing Rocks Green Turtle Cay . Hope Town . Man-O-War Charter Fishing Boats . . . Dental Services Agape Family Dental, Marsh Harbour..........................367-4355 Diamante Dental, Marsh Harbour................................367-4968 Man O War Dental Clinic..............................................365-6508 Pharmacy Abaco Island Pharmacy, Marsh Harbour......................367-2544 Chemist shoppe, Marsh Harbour.................................367-3106 Veterinary Caribbean Veterinary Centre, Marsh Harbour..............367-3551 Island Veterinary Clinic, Marsh Harbour......................367-0062

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Page 24 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2013 Never start your engine without us!When it comes to Auto Insurance, remember the smart choice is Insurance Management. Smart people you can trust. AUTO INSURANCEINSURANCE MANAGEMENT(BAHAMAS) LIMITED. INSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTS email: info@imbabaco.comNassauRosetta Street P.O.Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 394-5555 Fax: (242) 323-6520Freeport1, Pioneers Way P.O.Box F-42541 Tel: (242) 350-3500 Fax: (242) 350-3510AbacoQueen Elizabeth Dr. P.O.Box AB-20666 Tel: (242) 367-4204 Fax: (242) 367-4206EleutheraQueens Highway P.O.Box EL-25190 Tel: (242) 332-2862 Fax: (242) 332-2863ExumaQueens Highway P.O.Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 336-2304 Fax: (242) 336-2305

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March 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 6 MARCH 15th, 2013 Forest Heights receives Green as an EcoFriendly SchoolBy Canishka Alexander Deep Creek Middle School in Eleu the Caribbean, and now Forest Heights Bahamian artists Leanne Russell and Scharad Lightbourne have set out on a collaborative, multimedia art project. They seek to capture the beauty they recognize in their lives Bahamian photographer, artist collaborate on Layers Project Please see Green Page 2

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2013 national recognition, which is awarded to a registered Eco-School, Forest Heights School & Youth News said that once the students continue doing tions with regard to record keeping and would be good for schools like theirs who looking for beforehand because there were tional Eco-Schools Coordinator along with Green From Page 1 Amy Roberts wins Math and Science Competition tions, there were three rounds of Math Once it began, the students could not

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2013 School & Youth News By Mirella Santillo creating of an after-graduation care center construction of a training center and shel Every Child Counts Training Center and Shelter to become a reality Archbishop Patrick Pinder and Clau dette Rolle, Director of Catholic Educa be built on the school grounds in front of Most of the construction will be done agreed to tuition being charged to support undertaken before there are no guidelines Youth Night engages teens at Victory TabernacleBy Mirella Santillo er Anastasia Dawkins and the coordinawere at a cross road and needed encour their children and urged the children to arships in United States colleges with a Outlining each letter in the words cations on whether Junkanoo was allowed Don't allow our children to be separated from their communities. Become a foster parent today.Contact Social Services at 699-0150

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March 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 School & Youth News By Canishka Alexander Although the conferences focus was Haitian Youth Conference encourages youth to live better lives and all in attendance sang congregational brothers and sisters, and said that she is Speaking on the parent-child relation for and protecting their children whereas Angels Academy Teaching VacancyAngels Academy invites applications from qualified teachers for the following positions: Pre-Kindergarten Grade 6.Applicants must: The deadline for applications is March 31, 2013. All applicants can submit their resumes via email to angelsacademy@angelsacademyabaco.com

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2013 en-GBRon-Paul Cabinets Plusen-GBVisit our Showroom Located en-GB Opposite the old Lowes Pharmacyen-GBOwners: Ronnie & Pauline Robertsen-GBPhone: (242) 367-0546 en-GBen-GBTwin Reg Mattress & en-GB Box Spring en-GB$290en-GB Full Reg Mattress &en-GB Box Spring en-GB$360en-GB Queen Reg Mattress &en-GB Box Spring en-GB$400en-GB Queen Orthopedic en-GB Mattress & Box Spring en-GB$450en-GB King Orthopedic en-GB Mattress & Box Spring en-GB$680en-GB Serta Queen Pillow Top en-GB Mattress en-GB$440 en-GBSPECIALen-GB Adirondack Chairs with Ottoman $230 en-GBTwin Over Twin Wooden Bunk Bed Only SALE PRICE $525 en-GBTwin Over Twin Metal Bunk Bed Only SALE PRICE $425 en-GBTwin over Full Metal Bunk Bed Only SALE PRICE $500 en-GBCarpet &en-GB Padding Display Kitchen Cabinets School & Youth News ing of Agape Christian School, the second top speller was Erica Roberts of Man-OAngels Academy spells out a grade three victory Grade Three Spelling Bee. Parent Month celebrated at Central Abaco Primary School ities to show appreciation and to participate cluded tuna and grits, corn beef and grits, has two children at the school, brought a chips and drinks which she shared with her children and those who had no food that Students plan Each-One-ReachOne campaignBy Vernique Russell After learning in their religion class that we are all each others neighbors, two can heal all ills, if we purpose in our hearts Abaco Central High students gain work experience tral High School had a week of the on-theare related to their career of choice so that In preparation for this week, letters the course of this week the school counsel S. C. Bootle High School holds All Boys Seminar It was a session full of testosterone as hoboth Ministries International spoke dur work ethic, obstacles on the road to sucthings through Christ which strengthens Please see Boys Page 7

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March 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 Man-O-War HardwareNon-Corrosive HardwareAn Extensive Selection of Brass, Stainless & MonelBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel BoltsStainless Steel Hurricane Clips#1 LumberPlain & Pressure TreatedPine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyInterior, Exterior & MarinePLYWOOD For quotes or information Call Walter Sweeting l Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, BahamasPh: (242) 365-6011 l Fax (242) 365-6039 Director of Youth meets with community leadersBy Mirella Santillo shop which was held at Abaco Central Principal Huel Moss concluded that purpose is, and how to get in touch with School & Youth News Boys From Page 6 and interact together, in spite of race, color is accepted, the group leaders are to offer Island Waves Community Center to host Charm SchoolBy Vernique Russell

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2013 Sports By Canishka Alexander According to Principal Huel Moss, gers House stood alone as the winners on S.C. Bootle students compete in Inter-house Sports Day By Mirella Santillo Arawaks win ACH InterHouse Sports Competition ahead and the students participated in all Please see Arawaks Page 9

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March 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 Sports the four houses that represents the student Arawaks From Page 8 CAPS wins Basketball Jamboree in March New executive members elected for Abaco Softball Association By Canishka Alexander On March 6, an election was held By Mirella Santillo the Hugh Campbell Basketball Tournament

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 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, bulkheaded waterfront lot, exc price $150,000 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 & $11,000 9 + acres 8 Mile Bay Beach access $199,000GUANA 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 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 LEISURE LEE Canal lot cleared/seawalled $125,000 Interior home lots $18,000 Sports Students encouraged to develop School-Based Co-operatives By Canishka Alexander students that Scotiabank began as a coopbean Confederation of Credit Unions and School News Abaco swimmers poised to take CARIFTA

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2013 School & Youth News By Mirella Santillo regarding college courses being offered on aco Central High School, Agape Christian Vaughn, the owner of Mangoes Restaurant College of The Bahamas opens an He would like to facilitate the training ing college preparation courses online in predicted, there should be enough students other courses offered under Continuing could be held on Abaco if there are enough to educational institutions "as it constitutes an investment in our most vital resource Consumer Science Coordinator, Chavonne Sewing machine donated to S.C. Bootle By Canishka Alexander ing the registration and hosting classes for pare people for life after school and for the course represents a forward-thinking ini areas beside clinics and hospitals for instance, with those who want to do patient to persons who are interested in a career Patient Care Technician course to be offered at Horizons Academy about preparing for opportunities and for process is now taking place, and classes

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2013 MOORES ISLAND en-GBLOTS NEAR THE AIRPORTen-GBFOR SALE en-GBCLEAR TITLE!!!en-GB BANKS WILL GIVE MORTGAGEen-GBLots Starting At $5,900 Terms Available en-GBContact: Victor Patterson 242-367-2749 oren-GB Email: seagraperealty@hotmail.com Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open 7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm F riday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 both the Kirk of the Pines, Marsh Harbour, Malone, regular preacher at Kirk of the Church News He asked the congregation to congregation not to let their weaknesses get in Ordination Service held at Kirk of the Pines World Day of Prayer on Abaco hopes that the concerns of the Christian Anniversary Service held at St. James Methodist Church new hurricane resistant church was built of poured concrete with reinforced steel new building was being designed and funds a high percentage interest on their credit St. James Methodist Church Cornerstone

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March 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 en-GBAlexis Nihon IIen-GBJanuary 10, 1946 February 24, 2013en-GBIt is with great sorrow that we announce the passen-GB-en-GB ing of Alexis Nihon II, son of the late Alexis Nihon en-GB and Alice Nihon, aer a courageous battle with en-GB cancer.en-GB He is predeceased by his son George, his brother en-GB Robert and his nephew Robert II.en-GB He is survived by his wife Cornelia, his children Sophia, Alexis, Philip and Julia, his en-GB sister Claudette and his nephews and nieces, Gregory, Patrick, Alyssa, Christina and en-GB Stephanie. He will also be fondly remembered by his many friends around the world.en-GB Mr. Nihon was known by his friends and family as a warmhearted and generous man en-GB with a charming personality and grand sense of humor. He was a man of principle, en-GB with a benevolent nature and strong sense of fair play.en-GB Mr. Nihon was an accomplished businessman in the elds of private equity and real en-GB estate, with diverse interests in both Canada and Bahamas. He successfully acted as en-GB chairman of the Alexis Nihon Corporation in Montreal. He also founded the real esen-GB -en-GB tate development company Anco Lands in the Bahamas, which contributed substanen-GB -en-GB tially to the growth of the Abaco islands. en-GB Mr. Nihon acted as the Quebec Co-Chair of the Canadian Forces Liason Council, en-GB as well as the Governor of the Canadian Olympic Trust of Canada. He served as a en-GB Commander of the Order of Saint John and lent signicant support to the Saint John en-GB Ambulance Foundation, for which he was bestowed the honor of a Canadian service en-GB medal in 1992 by Her Majesty the Queen of England.en-GB Mr. Nihon was an avid wrestler in his youth and was proud to represent the Bahamas en-GB in the 1968 Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City. He remained a dedicated athlete en-GB throughout his life, also enjoying tennis, golf and racquetball. en-GB Mr. Nihon was a devoted husband of 35 years and oen referred to his marriage as en-GB the best investment he ever made. He was a loving and supportive father and a loyal en-GB friend and will be remembered as a towering gure whose structure was easily en-GB matched by his charitable spirit. en-GB e Family will hold a closed service by invitation only but is sincerely grateful for en-GB the outpouring of support. In lieu of owers please send donations to the Saint John en-GB Ambulance Foundation of Canada, 1900 City Park Drive, Suite 400 Ottawa, Ontario en-GB K1J 1A3 Remembering Family and Friends Aliner Linda Mills Funeral Harbour, Abaco was Rekey Charles Funeral Charles, age Abaco was held at FranAnne Florie Francois, Mirlene Francois, Cene Francois, Marc Claude, Francois Pierre, Manise Etienne, Judith Etienne, A 6th graders interview on the Man-O-War Museum.By Makayla Roberts As I sat on the front porch of the said, ion, I think that it is an interesting place to Museum. History & Heritage

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2013 ABACO ISLAND PHARMACY LTD.We have moved! Next to ECC and across from BTC, Marsh Harbour 367.2544 tel 367.6544 faxabacoislanpharmacy@gmail.comPrescriptions Testing Beauty Supplies Vitamins Supplements 8:30am 6pm Sundays 9am 4pm Business Service Directory Rentals: Services: Big Cat Equipment en-GBNassau 242-457-4SOD (4763) or 225-4SOD (4763)en-GB Abaco 242-357-6975 Fax: 242-367-2424 GRASS GRASS GRASS en-GBFrom Our Farm to Your Door!en-GBen-GBSODen-GBen-GB Located Don MacKay Blvd en-GBand Airporten-GBPhone 367-2431 Marsh Harbouren-GB Mon Sat 7:30 5 Sun 10 5en-GB Visa and MasterCard Accepted Abaco artists create LayersBy Canishka Alexander bourne and Leanne Russell set out on a sion that he captures in his portraits re cipline in painting will add to his work as a photographer because she is a brilliant being aware of things and people and gar art, fashion, nature it all has its place As a fan of Scharads work, Leanne scribed as photo-realist, so it will be inter esting for people to decipher the photog going to get clichd after a while, but its Altogether, Leanne foresees the about for us, to let people see the work Leanne acknowledged that research paintings in one place, it was like walk about this work again, and see how rel Lightbourne. Lightbourne. Layers is their collaborative project

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March 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 19 Wanted to Buy: Guana Cay, Marsh Harbour, Sweetings Village, Moving to Nassau? Treasure Cay, 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 The New Plymouth Inn, Located in historic features quiet Colonial charm Priced to sell! Call Dundas Town Hill Toplooking Sea of Abaco, near Radio Abaco,Lot # Casuarina, Get ResultsAdvertise with a Classified Scotland Cay, Private Island Tilloo Cay Marsh Harbours harbour in Dundas Town. 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 Asphalt Shingles for sale Bic Veloce 328 Windsurfer, Floating Docks, 20 Proline net 22 Mako Experienced Caregiver for a Stroke Patient seeking a full time gardener/handyman. 2000 Range Rover 36 GULFSTAR TRAWLER, 50 British Made Fairline, Surf Song, a freGet ResultsAdvertise with a Classified 30 1997 Mako Special Edition, 35 Custom Steel Cruiser built 36 Rampage Regions Professional Services. US Passports,

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