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PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #2438 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 9945 NW 88th Ave Medley, FL 33178 Forward and Address Correction VOLUME 15, NUMBER 8, APRIL 15th, 2007 PLP holds prayer breakfastBy Jennifer Hudson The Parish Church of St. John the Baptist was rededicated during a three-hour service full of great ceremonial splendour on April 15th. Officiating was The Most Rev. Drexel Wellington Gomez, CMG, Archbishop of the West Indies and Bishop of the Diocese of the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands. The service began with a procession of vestry members, members of the Anglican Church mens and womens groups, band members and the Rector, Father EarlAnglican church is rededicatedBy Vernique Russell The atmosphere was electrifying as hundreds of energetic and enthusiastic supporters of the Free National Movement gathered at Ingrahams Park in Coopers Town for the FNM Mass Rally on April 13th. Supporters came from Moores Island in the South to Grand Cay in the North to hear what the FNM Leader and his team has planned for Abaco if elected on May 2nd. The anxiety and excitement that filled the air was taken to another level as plans were unveiled and darkness brought to light as speakers took the podium. Locals and guest speakers who took the podium ran down the line of achievements under the FNM administration during 19922002. The issues of racism and prejudice was also addressed by Mr. Junior Roberts, who claimed that the PLP has no place for white people and Conchy Joes in their party and encouraged the supporters to vote them (the PLP) out. Jack Albury assured the North Abaco supporters and the entire Bahamas tuned in by airwaves and Internet streamingFNM holds North Abaco rally Please see Rally Page 2 The Archbishop of the Anglican Church, the Most Rev. Drexel Wellington Gomez, rededicated the St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in Marsh Harbour on April 15 after the congregation completely reconstructed the building.Hundreds turn out to hear party leaderIngraham Park in Coopers Town was the site of a FNM rally on April 13. The Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham told his supporters of his plans for Abaco for the next five years if he is elected. Please see Church Page 10 By Jennifer Hudson Heave ho, my hearties, and get yourselves ready for a swashbuckling good time at the Green Turtle Cay Heritage Festival on May 4-6. This year you will need to be on the watch out for pirates, especially the notorious Anne Bonney and Mary Read. It is historically recorded that these two ferocious pirates spent time in The Bahamas and it is believed that they hung out in the waters of Black Sound on Green Turtle Cay. For this reason they have been invited back to the cay for the festivities. This year the theme for the festival will be Pirates and we have several professional pirates coming over from the United States. Anne Bonney will be portrayed by Brandy Etheridge and Mary Read by Michelle Murillo, announced Heritage Committee Chairperson, Karen McIntosh. Anne Bonney and Mary Read were the most notorious of the infamous women pirates. Anne Bonney was born in Ireland about the end of the 1600s and her parents immigrated to America and settled on a plantation nearGreen Turtle Cay Heritage Festival will feature pirates Please see Festival Page 12 The Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. Cynthia Mother Pratt, was the guest of honour at a Prayer Breakfast held by the PLP on April 15 to launch their campaign. On the left is Paul Bevans, PLP party official. On the right is PLP candidate for North Abaco, Mr. Fritz Bootle. In the background is Mr. Gary Sawyer, PLP candidate for South Abaco. See story on page 4.

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REMEMBERABACO SHIPPING ABACO SHIPPING ABACO SHIPPING ABACO SHIPPING ABACO SHIPPING that Edison Key will win his seat by 500 votes minimum. During his address to the crowd, Mr. Edison Key unveiled alleged contracts that were signed which would benefit a member of the present administration by some $6 million over a five-year period. He indicated that the discovery of those contacts was the primary reason for his leaving the PLP administration of which he was a part for 30 years. He described this administration as the most corrupt government ever in Bahamian history and criminals who deserve to be in Fox Hill Prison. After being entertained and encouraged by several speakers and performers, the time arrived to be informed by the party leader himself, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, who was introduced by Sen. Tommy Turnquest and received by the entire team travelling along with him. In his speech Mr. Ingraham firstly thanked the North Abaconian supporters for their faithful support over the last 30 years. He described them as the wind beneath his wing, reflecting that North Abaconians supported him as a PLP candidate, an Independent candidate and under the FNM. He reminded the crowd of supporters that they are called back to national duty and they must stay the course and continue to support the FNM party. Speakers and guests for the Mass Rally included Mrs. Terece Bethel, Mr. Charles Maynard, candidate for Golden Isles; Mrs. Elma Campbell, candidate for Elizabeth; RallyFrom Page 1Ingraham Outlines Goals for Next TermThese are projects for AbacoMr. Ingrahams goals for Abaco include the following: Promote tourism developments in North Abaco Construct an industrial park in Central Abaco Develop Phrase 2 of Central Pines Estates Create a new sub-division for Green Turtle Cay and Grand Cay Construct a new airport in Marsh Harbour and remodel the Treasure Cay airport with air traffic controllers Construct all purpose gymnasiums in North and South Abaco Construct a new government administration complex in Central Abaco and Coopers Town Construct a sea port/ port of entry in Coopers Town Construct new primary schools in Fox Town, Green Turtle Cay and Coopers Town Construct a new government clinic in Green Turtle Cay Construct an all purpose sports complex for Abaco Construct a mini hospital Reopen Walkers Cay Provide BahamasAir service to Treasure Cay Build a bypass road around Coopers Town Bulkhead Fox Town shore line Provide cable service to Guana Cay and Grand Cay Establish a Defence Force base on Abaco Construct a craft market Establish vocational training center Upgrade the Treasure Cay airport Provide fresh water for Green Turtle Stop the excavation of hills Post a nurse at Guana Cay Mr. Hubert Ingraham, FNM candidate for North Abaco was happy to be back in his home town of Coopers Town for an FNM rally on April 13. He was accompanied by his wife, Delores, right; daughter Kara next to her mother; and niece Nicolette Campbell by Mr. Ingraham. Mr. Ingraham outlined what he and his party intend to do for the island once elected. The following projects are among his goals for the country: Create a contributory pension for local government employees Bring all underpaid government employees up to the minimum wage Strengthen immigration, issuing documents to long term immigrants Promote Bahamian-owned businesses Mr. Ingraham named projects hell undertake Review the fisheries regulations Expand loan guarantee for potential business owners Give Bahamians access to Crown Land for residential and commercial uses Introduce a youth in business program Post office upgrade and modernization Tax and license second home rentals Establish seaside parks Require construction to adhere to code Guarantee access to beaches Please see Rally Page 30

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April 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 3Kerry Sullivan t 242.366.0163 h 242.366.0717 Jane Patterson t 242.366.0035 c 242.375.8117 Laurie Schreiner t. 242.367.5046 h. 242.366.3143 c: 242.359.6216 Stan Sawyer t 242.365.8198 c 242.577.0298BB BB B AHAMA PAHAMA P AHAMA PAHAMA P AHAMA P ALM SHORES ALM SHORES ALM SHORES ALM SHORES ALM SHORES SECTION THREE Block 14, Lot 20 $40,000. Contact Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 TILLTILL TILLTILL TILL OO OO O O CAO CA O CAO CA O CA YY YY Y TILLOO BEACH SUBDIVISION #1836 Hillside interior lots with shared dock starting at $150,000. OCEANFRONT LOT #3120 Docking on the Sea of Abaco Spectacular Sunrise! 100x190. $248,000. Beachfront lot in protected cove with high elevation and community dock. $250,000 LL LL L UBBERS QUBBERS Q UBBERS QUBBERS Q UBBERS Q UU UU U ARAR ARAR AR TERSTERS TERSTERS TERS INTERIOR LOTS from $52,500. BEACHFRONT LOT #3357North end of Lubbers. 1 acre with spectacular sunsets. $299,000. UNDER CONTRA UNDER CONTRA UNDER CONTRA UNDER CONTRA UNDER CONTRA CTCT CTCT CT Lot 20 AOC #3164 Waterfront. $365,000. Contact Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3760 HATCHET HOUSEBB BB BEAEA EAEA EA CHFRCHFR CHFRCHFR CHFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT 2 bed 1 bath in historic Hope Town near the Hope Town Harbour Lodge. Great swimming $705,000.Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0569 www.SIRbahamas.com ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2893 BORN AGAINSS SS SEAEA EAEA EA OF OF OF OF OF AA AA ABB BB B AA AA A COCO COCO CO in Lucayos, 2,076 sq. ft. excellent elevation, 3 bed 3 bath with apartment, shared dock. $1,175,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 www.SIRbahamas.com ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2989 ELBOW ROOM110 110 110 110 110 FTFT FTFT FT.. .. ONON ONON ON THETHE THETHE THE OCEANOCEAN OCEANOCEAN OCEAN, deeded dock slip in Marnies Landing, three master suites, swimming pool, absolutely turn key. $1,875,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 www.SIRbahamas.com ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2509 GAZEBO VILLASTT TT TWW WW W OO OO O H H H H HARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT VV VV VILLASILLAS ILLASILLAS ILLAS, each with 2 bed 2 bath, cl ose to sandy beach, professionally decorated. $795,000. eachKerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 www.SIRbahamas.com ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2609 MAGNUSON HOUSeBB BB BEACHFRONT EACHFRONT EACHFRONT EACHFRONT EACHFRONT 3 bed, 3 bath home with wrap-around deck offering great views of the oceans and privacy. $1,500,000.Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0569 www.SIRbahamas.com ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3763 SHEREES WAYBB BB BEAEA EAEA EA CHFRCHFR CHFRCHFR CHFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT E E E E ESTST STST ST AA AA A TETE TETE TE with 225 ft on white sand beach, close to White Sound public dock, 7 bed 7.5 bath. $3,900,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 www.SIRbahamas.com ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3824 PINK SANDSS SS SUPERBUPERB UPERBUPERB UPERB B B B B BEAEA EAEA EA CHFRCHFR CHFRCHFR CHFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT L L L L LOO OO O TT TT T just south of Turtle Hill with excellent elevation in private residential area. Incl udes house plans. $1,100,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 www.SIRbahamas.comwww.SIRbahamas.com CC CC CONTINUED ONTINUED ONTINUED ONTINUED ONTINUED ININ ININ IN S S S S SECTIONECTION ECTIONECTION ECTION B, P B, P B, P B, P B, PAGEAGE AGEAGE AGE 3 3 3 3 304-01-07ELBELB ELBELB ELB OO OO O W CAW CA W CAW CA W CA YY YY Y l l l l l HOPE THOPE T HOPE THOPE T HOPE T OO OO O WNWN WNWN WN BIG POINT #2969 acre beachfront property with 90 ft. beach, 1 mile south of town. US$595,000. Contact Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 NORTH END BEACHFRONT LOT #2279 120 ft. of pink sand. Build your dream home! $675,000. Contact Kerry Sullivan 242.366.0163 WHITE SOUND #2866 Oceanfront lot steps from the public dock and beach. Close to all amenities and 10 minutes from the village. $495,000. Contact Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 BIG POINT LOT 19 #3574 $150,000. Contact Jane Patterson 242.366.0569 WHITE SOUND #3312 Two beachfront lots with 120 ft. on the ocean. Deeded dock access. $750,000. Contact Jane Patterson 242.366.0569 UNDER CONTRA UNDER CONTRA UNDER CONTRA UNDER CONTRA UNDER CONTRA CTCT CTCT CT WHITE SOUND #3450 Elevated 3.1 acres just South of Sea Spray. $1,600,000. Contact: Jane Patterson 242.366.0569 UNDER CONTRA UNDER CONTRA UNDER CONTRA UNDER CONTRA UNDER CONTRA CT CT CT CT CT RUSSELL TRACT #3126 109 ft. on the Sea of Abaco $750,000. Contact: Jane Patterson 242.366.0569ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2813 BLUE HORIZONBB BB BEAEA EAEA EA CHFRCHFR CHFRCHFR CHFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT on pink powder sand close to Hope Town village, 4 bed 2 bath, attached garage. $1,500,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 www.SIRbahamas.com ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3607 COZY CORNERWW WW WOODEDOODED OODEDOODED OODED R R R R RETREAETREA ETREAETREA ETREA TT TT T in Big Hill subdivision, 3 bed 2 bath with pool and A/C. Nicely landscaped. $695,000.Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0569 www.SIRbahamas.com NEW LISTING NEW PRICE ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3114 FALKSNESTCC CC COMMUNITY OMMUNITY OMMUNITY OMMUNITY OMMUNITY DOCKDOCK DOCKDOCK DOCK STEPSSTEPS STEPSSTEPS STEPS AA AA A WW WW W AA AA A YY YY Y, 2 bed 2 bath, tastefully furnished. Large lot with room for another house $690,000.Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0569 www.SIRbahamas.com PRICE REDUCED ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3125 SIROCCOOO OO OCEANFRCEANFR CEANFRCEANFR CEANFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT 4 bed, 3 bath home with central A/C, tile throughout and cypress tongue and groove. $1,500,000.Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0569 www.SIRbahamas.com ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3674 ALWAYS SUNDAYWW WW WAA AA A TERFRTERFR TERFRTERFR TERFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT cozy 2 bed, 2 bath cottage with private dock on the South end of Elbow Cay. Lush gardens. $2,300,000.Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0569 www.SIRbahamas.com BAHAMA PALM SHORES #2853 TRANQUIL BREEZESBB BB BEACHFRONT EACHFRONT EACHFRONT EACHFRONT EACHFRONT 4 bed, 4 bath home on 1 acre+ with 100 feet of beach. Solid CBS construction. 15 KW generator. $995,000.Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.com ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2649 SILVER PLUMECC CC CHARMINGHARMING HARMINGHARMING HARMING 2 bed, 2 bath home with cozy pine interior and tiled floor. Dock and beach access steps away. $795,000.Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0569 www.SIRbahamas.comNEW LISTING UNDER CONTRACT ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2638 WINDOVERGG GG GORGEOUSORGEOUS ORGEOUSORGEOUS ORGEOUS S S S S SEAEA EAEA EA VV VV VIEWSIEWS IEWSIEWS IEWS with tranquil gardens, immaculately kept 3 bed, 2.5 bath home, close to beaches and dock. $975,000.Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0569 www.SIRbahamas.com NEW LISTING PRICE REDUCED UNDER CONTRACT ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3673 GREEN SHUTTERSHH HH HISTIST ISTIST IST ORICORIC ORICORIC ORIC 3 bed 2.5 bath saltbox cottage built in the late 1800s lovingly restored. Ocean beach a minute away. $695,000.Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0569 www.SIRbahamas.com UNDER CONTRACT

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Page 4 The Abaconian April 15, 2007By Vernique Russell Under the distinguished patronage of Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. Cynthia Mother Pratt, the North Abaco Branch of the Progressive Liberal Party hosted a Prayer Breakfast on April 14 to launch its campaign season. Party supporters came from all over the island to lift up their candidate and our nation in prayers and to give thanks to God for all He has done. Putting aside political preferences and singing praises unto God, the supporters worshiped in songs, dance and exhortation. Mother Pratt was the guest speaker and came to party supporters as a minister of the gospel, not a politician, declaring boldly that she isnot ashamed of the gospel of God and would praise her God and declare His Word no matter where she is. She encouraged the supporters to stay focused and persevere and to always allow God to be glorified. The dynamic and timely exhortation brought the entire group to their feet as it encouraged and uplifted many present at the service. Mr. Fritz Bootle, PLP candidate for North Abaco, and Mr. Gary Sawyer, PLP candidate for South Abaco, encouraged their supporters not get caught up in anything that will reflect on the party in a negative manner. They pledged not to engage in a mudslinging and name-slandering campaign. They were admonished by the Master of Ceremony, Pastor Dean of Zion Baptist Church in Murphy Town, to end their campaign by giving thanks to God Almighty just as they started. Both candidates expressed their confidence in winning their seats and becoming the next Members of Parliament in their areas. At this service the Sherlin Bootle Scholarship Fund was launched by Mr. Bootle. Details about the criteria for qualifying will become available in the near future. However, supporters were informed that leaders in various capacities will comprise the board. The fund was opened with $10,000 and the public is invited to donate funds into it. After coming here time after time, the youths of Abaco have sparked a passion that has grown intensely in the heart of Mr. Bootle, the man behind the scenes for thePrayer Breakfast Launches PLP Campaignscholarship program; and he is dedicated to doing all that he can to ensure that our young people have a chance to receive further education. The Prayer and Praise Celebration was dubbed a grand success, and Mr. Bootle expressed his thanks to the North Abaco Branch Committee, The New Direction, Radio Abaco, Zion Baptist Praise Dancers and everyone who attended that ensured that the event was successful. The Hon. Cynthia Mother Pratt visited Sandy Point while she was on Abaco for the Prayer Breakfast. She was greeted enthusiastically by her supporters shown here. She is beside the car on the left. Air Conditioners April showers bring May flowers Come check out our full supply of Gardening & Yard Equipment & Supplies Abaco HardwareWARM WEATHER ISHERECome and GetDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour Tel: (242) 367-2170 e-mail: abacohdwe@batelnet.bsyourAir Conditioners Treaat yourself and your family to cool air this summerMowers Fertilizers Potting soil MulchWe appreciate your patronage By Luzena The Deputy Prime Minister, Cynthia Mother Pratt, arrived at the Marsh Harbour Airport on April 13 for the Prayer Breakfast that was held in Treasure Cay by the North Abaco Branch of the Progressive Liberal Party the next morning. Excited PLP supporters were at the airport waiting for the arrival of Mother Pratt and to join the motorcade that followed. The majority of the cars had their PLP flags swaying to the wind and their drivers and passengers wearing the PLP No Turning Back T-Shirts. Over 100 cars followed behind the police escort car carrying the Deputy PrimeMotorcade Escorts Mother PrattMinister. PLP music was playing and excitement was in the air. The procession went from the Marsh Harbour airport to downtown Marsh Harbour, then through Dundas Town to the Murphy Town PLP Headquarters. There was not enough parking for the number of cars that were in the motorcade. Mother Pratt made a brief speech to the crowd and urged everyone not to get caught up in the slandering. We want a clean campaign, stated Mother Pratt. They are tearing down my posters, says Mother Pratt. But posters dont vote, people vote! By Julian Lockhart The battle for the North Abaco constituency got even tighter as Treasure Cay resident Norman Claridge nominated as a candidate for the May 2 general election as an independent candidate. Also running for North Abaco will be incumbent Hubert Ingraham, the leader of the opposition party the Free National Movement, Progressive Liberal Party representative Fritz Bootle and another independent candidate, Cay Mills of Dundas Town. Mr. Claridge said, I have been talking about running for about two years now because I feel I can make a difference. Noth-Norman Claridge Nominates Please see Claridge Page 13 ing was official until the nomination day and a lot of people knew I was going to do so. I did some campaigning but not on a wide scale because I feel it Norman Claridge

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Page 6 The Abaconian April 15, 2007 Marsh Harbour, Abaco (242) 367-2473Fragrances Cosmetics Timepieces Jewellery Leather Goods Cameras Designer Sunglasses Corner Value Liquid Propane Gas LPG Tanks refilled LPG Appliances by Maytag Appliances Refrigerators Household Goods Kitchenware Clothing, Shoes Stationery Hallmark CardsQueen Elizabeth Drive One Block East of the Traffic Light P O Box AB20490, Marsh harbourPhone 367-2250Gary Sawyer nominatesBy Julian Lockhart Gary Sawyer said it is full steam ahead now that he has nominated as a candidate for South Abaco representing the Progressive Liberal Party for the 2007 general election on April 13 at the Administrator office in Marsh Harbour. This is Mr Sawyers second time running for the PLP, and he proved in 1992 that he is willing to do what is best for Abaco and for his political party. However, he added that he is no sacrificial lamb this time around and that he will win the seat for South Abaco in the 2007 election and give the community a man they can depend on and who will more than get the job done. Mr. Sawyer said he and his team will do everything that is aboveboard, they will run a clean campaign, they will not be dragged into name calling, slandering peoples character and they will walk straight because their support is there. The general election is set for May 2 and running against Mr. Sawyer will be the Free National Movement candidate Edison Key. Mr. Sawyer said, There is no stopping now until election day. I am very confident, more confident than ever, that I will be the next representative for South Abaco. I was really a sacrificial lamb in 1992. I knew when I went into the game that Abaco was divided into three seats and it was cut so my opponent [Robert Sweeting] could be elected. Maybe some of his [Edison Key] immediate family will vote for him and I said maybe. If you saw the people who are here with me today, 99 percent of them were his generals, he added. Mr. Sawyer has proven over the years to have the ability to run a successful business and to turn small business ventures into large, money making entities in Abaco. Mr. Sawyer said, Without a doubt I feel my business experience will carry over. I have over the years demonstrated my ability to start businesses from scratch and build them to where they are today. I believe in the empowerment of our people and not just one person owning and controlling. I believe that I have demonstrated over the years through my businesses that we have always been involved in community activities. Mr. Sawyer said he does not need the money that a Member of Parliament makes and he added the country has been very good to him and it is time to give back to his country. He believes that one should leave the country better for the future generations than how they met it. With the scores of people who came out in support of Mr. Sawyer on nomination day the support for his candidacy was obvious and he said there is no doubt that he will be the next member of parliament for South Abaco.Edison Key signs nomination papersBy Julian Lockhart Edison Key has officially switched his colors as he nominated for the Free National Movement seat for South Abaco on April 13 after 30 years of serving the country under the flag of the current government of the Bahamas, the Progressive Liberal Party. Mr. Key said he was tired of the promises and failed promises of his former party and that was why he decided to get out when he realized the new PLP did not stand for what he stood for politically. The general election is set for May 2. Running against Mr. Key will be Gary Sawyer for the PLP. Mr. Key said, It is full force ahead. We are ready to roll. We are nominated and over the next several weeks we have to work hard. As far as I am concerned, as far as I can see it is looking very, very good. I think on May 2 we will come out victorious.Abaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS! Open 9 am 5 pm Mon. Fri.Gary Sawyer leads a large group of his PLP supporters to the Administrators office in Marsh Harbour to nominate on April 13. Carrying placards with Mr. Sawyers picture and singing to the music, they are confident of their candidates victory at the polls on May 2. Mr. Edison Key, accompanied by his wife, Kathy, signs the papers on nomination day, formalizing his position as the FNM candidate for South Abaco. Overseeing the signing is Senior Administrator for Central Abaco, Mr. Revis Rolle, while Mr. Frankie Russell looks onat the left. Candidates nonimate for general election on May 2 Please see Nominations Page 7

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April 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 7 bahamian cuisine on Hope Town's waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner DailyLunch 11:30 am 3 pm Dinner 6 9 pmAppetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 366-0292 VHF Ch 16ICE RENTAL BIKES ABACO EXPRESS YOUR PERSONAL MAIL PLANE YOUR CHARTERED SEAT YOUR CARGO PLANE PICK UP AND COURIER SER VICEPassengers / Freight / Mail to Abaco2532 Old Okeechobee Road Ste.11 West Palm Beach / Marsh Harbour email :abacoexppbi@bellsouth.netPh: 561-689-1010 Fax: 561-689-9454 Bah: 242-367-3450 B & V Plaza Don MacKay BlvdTel: 367.2798 Fax: 367.5098 You can see by the crowd here this morning these are people who have never supported me in my political life. This will make my seventh election that I have been the candidate and I am just overwhelmed to see the amount of support. In the past it was very difficult to get the people on the cays and the white people here in Marsh Harbour to support the PLP and I think we have an overwhelming support from that area. I think we will do very well down in the south because I am well known in Moores Island, Sandy Point and Crossing Rocks, he added. After running for the PLP for so many years, Mr. Key is hoping that some of his supporters who know him, know what he stands for and trusts him realize that it is best to switch as well and give him their vote as a FNM. Mr. Key said a month before the elections if you go to the Marsh Harbour airport the PLP has finally brought in a couple of bulldozers to push the trees off. He feels that Bahamians are more intelligent than that and if they had done it two and a half years ago and had commisNominationsFrom Page 6 sioned it, he said maybe the PLP would have received some support for it. All you have to do is look at the country today because for the past five years the PLP has been a total failure. There is not one single project here in Marsh Harbour they can point their finger to that they did of the things they promised to do.Fritz Bootle declares his candidacyBy Julian Lockhart Fritz Bootle faces a major battle as he contests the North Abaco seat for the Progressive Liberal Party in the upcoming general elections, May 2 against incumbent Hubert Ingraham, leader of the Free National Movement, and two independents, Mr. Cay Mills and Mr. Norman Claridge. Mr. Ingraham, who is the former prime minister and is looking to serve his third term in office has been the member of parliament for North Abaco for the last 30 years, but Mr. Bootle feels none of that matters this year. He feels people will vote for him because they are not happy with the representation of Mr. Ingraham over the last 30 years and are ready for a change. Mr. Bootle said, We must admit that Hubert Ingraham is a formidable opponent. He is a veteran politician, but my take on that is at the end of the day the people make the choice. I think Mr. Ingraham will have to run on his record and then I will highlight his record. It is my opinion that the people will look at that record over the 30 years he has been there that they could do better. That is what we have to try and bring to the floor, that there is a better way of representation, he added. Mr. Bootle said he believes in the young people in North Abaco and he will do anything to ensure their future and help them to be better off financially. Mr. Bootle said, I feel a representative, his duty is to ensure that the economy of his constituency strives. It doesnt just happen, it is something you have to work at doing. My intentions is to do whatever I can to attract investments into North Abaco; Treasure Cay and other places. Of course Treasure Cay will be the most appropriate place for touristic development, but there are any number of other things that can be done in North Abaco to cause the economy to get better.4 candidates in North Abaco, 2 in South Abaco nominate Fritz Bootle

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Page 8 The Abaconian April 15, 2007 Dave RalphLetters to the EditorThe AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Graphic Artist: Kelli-Ann Sands Reporters/Writers: Samantha Evans, Jennifer Hudson, Julian Lockhart, Luzena, Vernique Russell, Mirella Santillo Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9Abacos most complete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates (U.S. address) 990 Old Dixie Hwy #14 Lake Park, FL 334037,500 copies Published twice monthly Free at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $45.00 USA$50 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Second homeowner is offendedDear Editor, For over 20 years my family has been visiting The Bahamas annually, the last 15 of those years have been mostly on Abaco. We have enjoyed our times here and have created many friends. Since we feel so at ease here on Abaco, we decided to purchase a second home here. A second home that is a great expense on our family, but well worth it due to our love for the area. The views of the Sea of Abaco, its reefs, the fishing and diving and most of all the friendly people of Abaco who have taught us how to unwind and enjoy lifes simple pleasures. On a recent return visit I was reading the MidMarch 2007 Abaconian. In the article detailing a meeting by Min. Miller of the Fisheries Department, I was shocked and offended that he would make such a bold statement as What benefits do we get from these second homeowners? Changes in fisheries regulations were needed, albeit the new ones are very drastic. However, any change will bring forward questions and in some cases animosity. What we dont need as a community is a politician from Nassau, who apparently doesnt understand the social and economic fabric of a community such as Abaco making demeaning remarks in his very outspoken way. As a second homeowner I was angered by such a question of what benefits do I leave. Where would Mr. Miller like us to start, monetarily or socially? The typical second homeowner is going to spend from around $400,000 to into the millions for a second home; 10 percent is paid in stamp tax to the Bahamian government, four percent is paid in attorney fees to a Bahamian attorney, seven to10 percent to a Bahamian realtor if one is involved. Then there is the cost of insurance which we purchase through a Bahamian insurance agent. As a second homeowner we pay property tax on the value of the property annually. There will be repairs which involve Bahamian contractors to repair, update or just general maintenance to the home, a Bahamian landscaping service to maintain the plants and lawn. We ship in vehicles and boats which once again the Bahamian government collects duty and stamp tax on. Mr. Miller would like to confiscate flats boats. Is this after duty has been paid? My monthly bills at the two hardware stores in Marsh Harbour average over $1000 each, and that doesnt include items the contractors purchase. These items only pertain to the ownership of a home; this does not include monies spent on dining out, groceries, entertainment, dockage, etc., all put back into the local economy. If a second homeowner does decide to rent out his home as a business, then there will be a Bahamian property manager employed who in turn brings in his staff for cleaning the home and any small repairs for the homeowner. Unless the homeowner doesnt want to spend much time here and plans on renting the home out constantly, this is not a money making proposition; it only helps cover some of the expenses of owning a second home here. In the same issue in the classifieds, The Abaco Club, which is mostly made up of second homeowners, is advertising for employment of 36 positions to be filled. Thats 36 local jobs that were created by a second homeowner economy. If it werent for second homeowners, how many property managers, realtors and contractors would be needed in Abaco? Socially, this is one of the most diverse areas in all of the islands. On the front cover of the same edition of the Abaconian was a story and photos on the Abaco Pathfinders auction; this event netted $100,000 to go towards scholarships for local students who want to continue their education. Does Mr. Miller know this and does he know that it was attended by locals, second homeowners and tourists alike? All with the common goal of helping the young people in this community. This isnt the only such event of its kind; the Reef Ball, charity events for Every Child Counts, fund raisers for the volunteer fire department, just to name a few. All are attended by people who care about this community, whether we are Bahamian or a foreigner, we come together to help one another. That is what makes Abaco such a special place. Why should the Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources question the benefits from second homeowners? He should check Please see Letters Page 9 The word environment is being heard more frequently on television, newspapers and among individuals, even by politicians. The word is often used as if it were a new discovery to be implemented in a month or two as technicians perfect the process. Unfortunately, working with the environment is a long-term process that is not put in place with a single stroke of the pen or a flip of a switch. Politicians worldwide are discussing environmental issues while scientists are pressing for more action and changes now. Closer to home we are seeing more interest in our environment and conservation issues and their many wide-spread implications. Abaco schools will observe Earth Day on April 27 at New Vision Ministries in Marsh Harbour. This is to make students more aware of their environment and the need to protect it. The public is invited. Many communities have just participated in a coastal clean-up program with residents and visitors picking up bags and bags of refuse, debris and trash from shorelines and roadsides. This is in conjunction with similar efforts throughout the Bahamas and worldwide. Better garbage disposal methods on Abaco have only come to the forefront in recent years. As Abaco has grown, the volume of garbage and trash has grown to overwhelm the dump sites. Although about 18 months behind schedule, we are getting closer to having a new solid waste disposal site to dispose of garbage and trash. When that opens, burning garbage at open dumps will not be allowed. It is the beaches and clear water that draw visitors to Abaco and the other Bahamian islands. But through the first two-thirds of the twentieth century, little value was placed on the beaches. It was the arrival of the foreigners in the 60s and 70s that brought an awareness of the value of the beaches. In prior times, the beaches were a benign nuisance, only used by fancy-free school children in good weather. Garbage from the settlements on the cays was often dumped at sea with some of it returning on the beaches. That was of little consequence. Harbours had value but not the beaches. Native houses did not face the beach and the hostile sea. It was the new foreigners who were brave enough or stupid enough to put their houses on the sea dune above the worthless beach. But with the wealthy foreigners buying the beach property came an awareness that it was even more valuable without garbage, and inland dumps were created. In recent years, further growth has squeezed the dumps, forcing the system to ship the garbage to mainland Abaco for disposal. Steady expansion has recently outgrown the ability of the Marsh Harbour dump to cope with the volume and the new landfill is supposed to be the ultimate answer. Environmental issues now plague some elements of the new system and discussions are being held with government to alleviate anticipated problems. Just as environmental issues are emerging on a larger scale and being discussed at the local level, government is becoming aware of the need to address conservation and environmental issues. In fact, residents are often standing up and confronting government on these issues. Abacos random development was manageable in previous years but the explosive growth and arrival of comparatively large projects makes us look more closely at the long-term effects and how we and the environment will be impacted. The ferry ramp at Sandy Point is an example. It was a welcome addition to bring ferry service to Sandy Point from Nassau. Now questions are being asked as the beach to the south is getting bigger and the beach to the north is washing away. Everyone likes to keep the environment the same, but that is not how it works. New people are coming, whether singularly as second home owners or as several hundred acre developments with bulldozers, dredges and batch concrete plants. We must work with government to ensure that the qualities remain which we value and take for granted. Growth changes those values just as our children change with maturity. But just as we guide and steer our children into adulthood, we must guide societys growth in acceptable ways. There is a 10,000 acre development underway on Mayaguana accompanied with a master land-use plan. It is probably an easy task for a planner to develop such a scheme on a relatively blank sheet of paper. The native population there has had little effect on the islands ecology but massive physical and social changes will follow as a major development gets underway. A recent announcement publicized a 200acre development on private land at Rocky Point on the Southwest corner of Abaco by Sandy Point. Current information suggests that only 50 acres is privately owned with the balance being acquired from government. This will have to be carefully evaluated as coastal changes could erode the narrow isthmus connecting Sandy Point to Abaco. We have already impacted our environment in many negative ways. The causeway connecting Great Abaco with Little Abaco is an example. The natural water flow was stopped. Now a true bridge is being considered to restore hundreds of acres of marine nurseries. The hands of Mother Natures clock measures time in decades and years, not the hours and days we go by. Changes we make today may take years before we see the negative consequences. Abaco badly needs long range planning but it will not be a simple process. Many of our towns have grown around roads laid out for wheelbarrows. Narrow streets and small lots do not lend themselves to the demands of modern society. Added to our hap-hazard growth are the various government corporations and departments which make decisions to suit themselves without any coordination with other agencies or local consultation. This can create problems as was the recent case with Environmental Healths arbitrary siting for two garbage transfer stations. Discussions are now quietly underway on this issue and we expect to hear more. Five or ten years ago, government set up the BEST commission, Bahamas Environmental, Science and Technology Commission, to monitor and give technical advice on relevant issues. They operate in a closet with little information being made public. Furthermore, the government corporations and agencies appear to be exempt from the regulations everyone must abide by. A national election on May 2 will set the course for the next five years. Both of the major parties are becoming more aware of environmental and conservation issues. Whether there will be meaningful changes to the previous lackadaisical attitude and confidential agreements concerning the environment remains to be seen. Everyone wants to keep up with technology and have all the conveniences of modern life, but at the same time they dont want to see changes in their surroundings. It is development that brings about the higher standard of living that we all enjoy. We, and government, must learn to work together to bring about changes which we are comfortable living with. The Editor Says Minimizing Environmental Changes

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April 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 9Order The Abaconian Today Apr 2006Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 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$50 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: 990 Old Dixie Hwy, #14, Lake Park, FL 33403 or: P.O. Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below Why subscribeReceiving the Abaconian regularly will keep you informed on issues such as: Resort & hotel development Improvements to roads, airport, docks, schools, etc. Phone and electric company changes Fishing, boating & sporting activities Immigration, taxes or duty changes Changes to laws and regulations Community events New business ventures Changes in airline service Actions by local government within his government for the answer. They apparently know something; otherwise they would not be allowing all the development that is exploding throughout the Bahamas. Locally, we have Winding Bay and Bakers Bay, on Grand Bahama on the western end there is a huge project being built by the Ginn Corporation from the U.S., another 4,000 residences. Developments have been approved and are under construction on Eleuthra, Exuma and Rum Cay in the Southern Bahamas. They are all being marketed to foreigner investors, also known as second homeowners. Several of my Bahamian friends have stated the issue correctly. It is an election year and politicians have a way of stirring up things when an election is near. I guess with that said, we foreigners and Bahamians are much alike. Our leaders back in America have waded in on issues they should have stayed out of, too. An offended second homeownerCherokee Resident RespondsEditor: Reference is made to a recently published letter singed by Concerned Citizens of Cherokee. Well, what a bunch of crock. Whatever happened to a fair and balanced assessment of persons community worth. The individual being thrown under the bus is, in my opinion, much more of a giver than a taker in the overall scheme of things. Fore example, he gives freely of his time and equipment when necessary to clear the public dump as well as removal of the bush on both sides of the Cherokee Road between the settlement and Winding Bay. Let us not forget his contribution to mosquito control and a willingness to help his fellow man. In the above referred to letter, it was stated that the person in question destroyed someones fence. I cannot say with any certainty if this is the case or not. However, if it is true, I say, a job well done because the fence in question was illegally erected and attempted to take a portion of the old grave yard for personal use. Everyone objected to the fence as no one has the right to take the grave sites of our ancestors for personal greed. I understand that requests by local government to have the fence taken down were ignored. Let us remember that not unlike a coin, people also have two sides; and it would behoove us to always look for the good side. Bernard G. AlburyGreat Guana Cay holds sunrise serviceDear Editor, On April 8 a yearly Easter Sunrise Service was opened to the Great Guana Cay community by Orchid Bay Property Managers Jimmy and Melanie Albury. Since its inception five years ago more than 100 people attend this event each year. It actually began with the adventures of a doctor who had been plying the Caribbean Islands for 42 years in his 50-foot classic wooden vessel to distribute books to children and create libraries from the Exumas to the Grand Bahama Bank including many of the Abaco cays. Florida newspapers called the Amazing Grace the worlds first floating library as new books were purchased, shelved by topics so children could view, select and keep those that interested them before they were easily available in the islands. James Moseley, a retired physician, is also remembered on many islands as always available to sound residents and help with emergencies before there were medical services. As a graduate of Liberty University, a member of D. James. Kennedys Council at Coral Ridge Ministries, he also served as minister of the beautiful chapel on Walkers Cay at the invitation of the owner before his death. That is where this reporter heard the Moseleys exhort visitors to give back and Bahamians to stand in the watchtower against the laxness in morality and kinship the world has experienced in their lifetimes. In 2001 the doctor returned to Great Guana and decided his wanderings were over. He built a 12-foot cross in gratitude for years of safe passage and asked Orchid Bay permission to place it on top of a high outcropping of coral facing the sea as a reminder that the beauty of these islands are a very special gift which honor their Creator. When he suggested it would be a perfect setting for a Sunrise Service, Jimmy and Melanie Albury agreed and made it open to all with the Seaside Chapel and Elder Sylvan Bethel participating. After the work of coordination, it has grown steadily. This year, blessed with a perfect Easter morning, Lynn Roberts accompanied the hymns while the crowd was awed by the sight of the Cross mantled with a purple cloth stirring in the breeze as the sun rose. One guest was moved to whisper, And the Son rose! Those assembled enjoyed a delicious Continental breakfast of coffee and juice with home baked breads provided by Melanie Albury. Words of appreciation and fellowship followed on the beach before residents headed to the Seaside Chapel for the traditional Easter Service. In a world beset with troubles, few were as fortunate as Orchid Bay visitors to welcome Easter morning in such a peaceful place for reflection. As a visitor to your islands at least once a year, I try to make it at Easter for the impressive Sunrise Service on Great Guana. As a political journalist, I cannot be credited, but felt moved to report what I learned from those in attendance. (Curiosity never takes vacations!) I enclose a shot of the sun rising over the beach one of the most moving I have for my portfolio. Enjoyed Easter on GuanaSecurity rules need to be knownDear Editor: We recently returned to the States after two delightful weeks on Abaco (mainly in the Marsh Harbor area) where we have visited for many years. As usual, we found the hospitality and friendliness to be outstanding. The quality of activities, accommodations, services, restaurants and overall atmosphere is among the best. However, the afterglow was slightly diminished by what we were told at the airport when departing. The carry on rules are more restrictive than in the U.S. where travel-size liquids and gels can be carried in a one quart clear plastic bag. No liquids or gels are permitted in the carry on, we were informed. We did not hear, read or know about this restriction at any time during our two weeks. I even wondered if such had been reported in The Abaconian and we just missed it? In any event, what does one do? It is not practical to transfer anything to the check through at this point for several reasons. We could just toss away a few items but in looking around, I did not see anyone doing this. Maybe they were better informed. Since there are no metal detectors or personal screening, the simplest thing is to just transfer such items to ones pockets and no one will know the difference. I decided to leave them in the carry on and sure enough, I was relieved of a travel-size toothpaste, a travel-size hand lotion and a travel-size hair spray, all of which would have been OK in the U.S. One travel companion was also relieved of several items but two other companions whose carry ons were searched did not have to surrender similar items. So I wonder? How ludicrous is this restriction and what is the final image of Abaco left with those leaving your wonderful island? Just wanted to raise this issue for whatever it may be worth, or not! Sincerely, Fred B. PaxtonBeware of web siteDear Editor, I am writing to make Abaconians aware that there is a forum claiming to be the best source of information on Abaco on the web. On further investigation, I find the site is owned and operated from outside The Bahamas. At first glance it looks like a tourist information site with potential visitors asking questions such as the times of ferries, distances between cays, the best beaches and places to eat, etc. But they also have fairly controversial content where potential investors, business ventures are discussed negatively, our laws and regulations and political parties are questioned. Some information is provided by people who have seldom been to Abaco (thus can be out-of-date or incorrect.) From what I understand, these sites need revenue to exist, so seek advertising and sponsorship and can make money for their owners. Most queries I have seen could easily be answered by the Ministry of Tourism, The Abaconian, Cruisers Net, individual rental companies, realtors, etc. If you are approached by a site of this type to be a local sponsor, please look at its content to see if it is something you wish your advertising dollar to fund. It would also be more beneficial for our first time and repeat (most welcome) visitors if an enterprising, computer-savvy Abaconian got involved in setting up a site where at least the information would be accurate and one of our own could benefit from what can be a lucrative venture. As the internet is more and more a part of our world, we owe it to ourselves to be informed as to what is out there, especially if the source of information is at present not coming from Abaconians who would be the most obvious choice to promote our wonderful island. Yours sincerely, Be InformedThanks for Coastal Clean-up SupportDear Sir, Just a brief note to thank those who volunteered for the 2nd Annual Marsh Harbour Shoreline Clean-up on April 14th. I especially want to thank the Scurvy Few organization, the Bakers Bay contingent, the many businesses and organizations which supported this years initiative by lending and offering tools, trucks, heavy machinery, gloves, soft drinks and water. Learning from last years effort, we were able to nearly double the areas cleaned this year. Furthermore, we were also able toMore Letters to the Editor Please see Letters Page 29 LettersFrom Page 8 Easter Sunday morning sunrise on the beach on Great Guana Cay is a special time for church goers. A special service commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The service was begun five years ago after James Moseley, a retired physician, erected a cross on a rock outcropping on the beach.

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Page 10 The Abaconian April 15, 2007 White Sound, Elbow CayFULL SERVICE MARINA 60 Deepwater Slips Fuel/Oil/Bait/Ice Fresh Water Garbonzo Reef Bar WATERFRONT VILLAS One, two & three bedroom units On the ocean & harbour Full kitchen/air cond/sat TVFor local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : seasprayres@abacoinet.com www.seasprayresort.comBoat House Boat House Boat House Boat House Boat House RR RR R eses eses es tt tt t auraur auraur aur antant antant antBahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun. Enjoy a delicious dinner with usSea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Live Music by the Hope Town IslandersEvery Saturday Night 7 pm untilExtended Happy Hour on Band Nights 5 pm to 7 pm Hepburn, along Don MacKay Boulevard from the AID parking lot to the church. Each element of the new church was individually dedicated and Archbishop Gomez began outside with the dedication of the cornerstone. With clergy and servers gathered around, the Archbishop laid his hands upon the cornerstone which he then sprinkled with holy water and censed. He then moved towards the closed doors and struck them several times with his crozier saying, Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be lifted up, ye everlasting doors and the King of glory shall come in. After striking the door for the third and final time, he blessed it and marked the threshold with the sign of the cross. The outside doors were opened and the Archbishop, with his attendants, entered the church. Once the interior doors were blessed and opened, the Episcopal procession entered the sanctuary to an instrumental fanfare and singing by the choir while the prelate made his way to the altar making the sign of the Episcopal blessing as he passed each pew. The Archbishop continued with the blessing of every component of the church from the altar, font, lectern, pulpit and stained glass right down to the smaller fixtures such as lights, fans and air conditioning. Following each blessing the first verse of a hymn was sung by the congregation which also joined in the joyful singing of several more hymns throughout the service. The Most Reverend Drexel W. Gomez took Genesis chapter 28 verse 17 as the text for his sermon. This verse tells of Jacobs encounter with God in a dream. How wonderful and awesome it is to meet God. At every church dedication we enter Gods presence and it is dedicated to His glory. No matter how lovely the building, that is only secondary to worship. We come to honour God, he told the congregation. The Archbishop encouraged everyone to work on building togetherness, the togetherness that flows out of worship. He touched on three situations in which people must put God first politics, the workplace and sports and recreation, reminding the congregation, The Bahamas wont get any better until we change peoples hearts..Archbishop Gomez Challenged Anglicans ChurchFrom Page 1 Archbishop of the Anglican Church Drexel Gomez is greeting the church leaders of the St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in Marsh Harbour prior to the re-dedication service on April 15. By Jennifer Hudson The site of the Parish Church of St. John the Baptist on Don MacKay Boulevard. has been a hive of activity for the past year and the refurbishment of the church is now complete. Volunteers worked late into the evening on the final day before the greatly anticipated day of rededication making sure that everything was in order. Renovations to the church building were necessary as the structure was facing serious problems in that the roof was sinking and also additional space was needed to fully exercise the churchs ministry, explained Father Earl Hepburn, Rector. The renovations took one year almost to This weighty sermon was closed with a prayer. This renowned church will help the membership grow so that God will be well pleased with our witness. This is the gate of heaven, not just the house of God. The service continued with scriptural passages read by younger members of the church, an item by the childrens choir, prayers, giving of the Peace and closing with the administration of Holy Communion and childrens blessing. Following this memorable rededication service, the congregation made its way over to the church hall to partake in a fellowship meal.Refurbishment of the Anglican Churchthe day to complete as work began on Easter Sunday of 2006. Prior to that a Gift Day Drive fund raiser was held in order to raise funds for the refurbishment. During this fund raiser six persons who had been faithful members of the church and were now deceased were chosen to be honored and persons were asked to make contributions in their memory. Members honoured were Father Brian Colebrook, a priest who lost his life on Abaco; Mr Ken Owen, organist; Mr. John Lowe, Sexton; Ms. Sybeline Archer, teenage acolyte; Ms. Velma Ferguson Please see Church Page 22

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April 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 11 ABACO GROCERIESSupports Friends of the Environments Green Grocery Bag Drive Every year more than 8 million plastic bags are used in Abaco, ending up in trees, the water, killing animals and filling our dumps. Do your part to solve this problem and Keep Abaco Beautiful by buying a Green Bag!Plastic or Our Environment? Shop with a Green bagAbaco Groceries will now offer Reusable, Recycleable Grocery Bags for only $2 in support of Abacos environmentBrought to you by Abaco Groceries and Friends of the Environment Wholesale Groceries in Family Packs 367-0278 beside Pine Woods Nursery on Don MacKay Boulevard, Marsh HarbourThink GreenRecycle

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April 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 13 NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday shouldnt have been done until nomination day because anything could have happened before that day. I decided to run because I live here, I see the problems that we face and I face the same problems as anyone faces here. I feel I know how to address or a good solution as to how the problems could be addressed. I feel I can make a difference if I am given an opportunity to represent the people, he added. There are a number of issues that Mr. Claridge said he would address and work towards completing if he was elected as the North Abaco Member of Parliament. First, he said the future of Abacos children is in a dire position as a number of them cannot find jobs when they graduate from high school; and when they do go to college, they dont return home. The garbage dumps need to be addressed because the burning is causing other problems for the residents who live near the dumps. There needs to be a port of entry for North Abaco because it is not fair that people in the north have to drive into Marsh Harbour to collect their goods. All roads should be marked with signs throughout Abaco. One of Mr. Claridges major concerns is that all property taxes collected on Abaco should remain on Abaco to work for the communities they were collected from. He added this should not interfere with the normal revenue sharing with central government Mr. Claridge said, I know I can be a good candidate. You never know if I can make that kind of change if the opportunity doesnt come up. I feel the government needs more diversity in the opposition. If it was in place, it would help police the leading party. I think there are areas that need to be addressed that maybe have not been addressed at all or strategically enough. My first rule is no political bashing and I wont say anything negative about someone else, Mr. Claridge concluded. Both independent candidates have a major fight on their hands as they face off against the two leading political parties in the Bahamas. As a rule Bahamians generally vote for either the FNM or the PLP. However, in 1967 when the PLP took over the Government of the Bahamas, the elections were tied and independent representative Alvin Brennen sided with the PLP, thus bringing in majority rule and a change of the entire Bahamian history. ClaridgeFrom Page 4 One of Rotary Internationals project for this year is literacy and to address that problem the Rotary Club of Abaco decided to help with the construction of a new library. This is a project of Mrs. Yvonne Key, chairman of the Marsh Harbour Town Committee, and Mr. David Smith, a volunteer who manages the current library. The club organized a golf tournament in Treasure Cay as a fund raising event, the proceeds, $7,500, were handed to Mrs. Key and Mr. Smith. The library will be built next to the existing library across from Lowes Pharmacy. The existing building is very old and too small to properly house the library. Presenting the check is Mr. Brian Thompson, President of the Abaco Rotary Club.Rotary Donates to Library Fund

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Page 14 The Abaconian April 15, 2007 By Julian Lockhart The 2007 general election set for May 2 is only a few days away and candidates in North Abaco are gearing up for the final push towards being the next members of parliament to represent this constituency. Incumbent Hubert Ingraham, leader of the Free National Movement, will have three people vying for his seat as Fritz Bootle represents the Progressive Liberal Party and two independents, Cay Mills and Norman Claridge, have nominated. All four candidates were asked questions as to what they would do pertaining to some of the major issues facing North Abaco if they are elected. Below are the answers from the candidates.What would you do to expedite and improve the Marsh Harbour airport?Mr. Ingraham In 2002 we had the tenders out for the renovation of the Marsh Harbour airport and the winning construction company already won the bid. However, we were voted out and the PLP have done nothing since then to fix the Marsh Harbour airport. I will build a new airport in Marsh Harbour and remodel the Treasure Cay Airport and add air traffic control there. Mr. Bootle The process has already been started and the government is committed to finish this airport as soon as possible. So I dont know if there is much I can do to speed it up because as far as I am concerned the process is on going right now and it will be done in a very short time. Mr. Mills First of all it seems as if persons who are in positions to do well and to push it keep forgetting. I have to keep hammering and hammering and showing the powers that be the need. I think the media needs to get involved and embarrass the government. The only thing that makes government move is embarrassment. Mr. Claridge First of all my personal belief is it would be more feasible and accommodating to the Abaco people to put an international airport between Treasure Cay and Marsh Harbour. With one airport then all the people in Abaco would have equal distance to drive and we can have all customs and international flights go into there. The two existing airports can be used for smaller aircraft and charters. In the last seven years Treasure Cay airport has gone down to nothing, and I find that very discouraging. There should be some thought consideration for the entire island, not just for local people but the visitors as well.How would you improve the education in Abaco?Mr. Ingraham I will construct a branch of BTVI (Bahamas Technical Vocational Institute) in Abaco. There will be new schools in Coopers Town, Fox Town and Green Turtle Cay. I will introduce the Youth in Business Empowerment Program and partnership with churches to provide adequate preschools in the communities. Mr. Bootle Presently, I am not quite aware of all the things that may be wrong with the schools. My intentions are to meet with all the principals and teachers of the schools to get their feel as to what is wrong and their suggestions as to what needs to be done. Then I would go ahead and champion their cause with the Minister of Education to ensure that all the equipment, tools and manpower is there so we can give the kids what they really need to advance. One thing that is a concern to me is that computers are in each school and taught from a very early age. This way kids can very easily assimilate themselves, with computers being one of the tools of survival nowadays. Mr. Mills The first thing I would put the necessary infrastructure in place. There is no way the private schools should have more than the government schools. The same degree that the private school have the government school have and you just have to fill in the blanks with the infrastructure. Mr. Claridge I think the education system can be improved in Abaco by two fundamental ways: we need more schools and we need more teachers. I think the schools can improve if the teachers who are brought in are qualified to do the job they are supposed to do. We dont need to be putting children forward if they dont pass and we have to accommodate more people in the schools. Education isnt the biggest factor but what happens after the children is educated.What would you do to increase sports activities on the island?Mr. Ingraham The first thing I will do is construct an all purpose, all Abaco sporting complex. Also there needs to be an all purpose gymnasium for the north and south communities in Abaco. Mr. Bootle First of all, right now over the past couple of months I have been talking to the Minister of Sports, and I am assured there are some works that are about to be started in renovating the present sports facilities. However, the two things that are very important to me is a proper track and field and also I would fight vigorously to ensure that we have an indoor sporting facility. It can house events and when people come into town. We have some very talented kids on Abaco who cannot reach their full potential because the sporting facilities are not there. I will ensure that we have all the proper sporting facilities here as well as the proper teachers in the schools to teach the sports. Mr. Mills Infrastructure is needed. The only infrastructure that was fixed in the northern area was when the Abaco Basketball Association fixed the court. We need people to show awareness and stop talkingNorth Abaco candidates speak on issues Please see Positions Page 15 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. 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Mr. Claridge I do think that Abaco needs a couple of sports facilities. The problem being they would have to be basic type of sporting facilities. It would be great to have stadiums and they can also be used as hurricane shelters if that became a reality. Parents are the number one factor whether it has to be with sports or education, because it is the example they set that matter the most.How would you deal with the problems facing the Mud and Pigeon Pea?Mr. Ingraham I will enforce the immigration laws without fear and favor and protect the Bahamian entitlement. I will ensure the regular routine arrest and deportation of all illegal immigrants found in the Bahamas. Process and regularize the status of long time residents in the Bahamas and of persons/children born to married women outside the Bahamas. Mr. Bootle My take on that is quite simple, the government has to come up with a solution to find a way to deal with those Haitians who are here legally and those that were born here and entitled to citizenship to regularize that. You would have seen that over the last couple of weeks with the government granting some citizenship because they are conscious to that. As far as the living conditions, there has to be a humane way in which to do that. I think there is something on the drawing board presently to find the most suitable way to move them from where they are and quite easily assimilate them into society. Mr. Mills First thing I will do is bring awareness. We have people calling Haitains, they have a name. We have to get away from that slave mentality that we have. Having the Haitians degraded even when they are born here. If you are born here, you are Bahamian. We have to fix that and fix it swift. The Mud and Pigeon Pea is the responsibility of the government and the government put the power there and water there so they are directly responsible for that. Mr. Claridge The immigration situation has reached a crisis point in the Bahamas and Abaco. I dont think the Christian way is to pick up people and pack them in boxes and ship them back. This only separates families. There has to be a humane way to solve this situation and at this point in our history there is no easy solution being the way the situation has evolved. I do feel a solution can be arrived at that would be beneficial to all parties, but it would take a lot of negotiation to do so. Pigeon Pea is an illegal settlement to begin with and relocating them would be a solution. Any building that goes on must be within the building codes of the Bahamas.What programs would you start to decrease crime on Abaco?Mr. Ingraham I will ensure the police force will be equipped with all equipment and man power necessary to do their jobs. There will also be a defense force craft stationed in Abaco to protect the waters around Abaco. Mr. Bootle My take on crime really is charity begins at home. It is not solely a police problem but involves. We have to really start in the schools and churches so it can be a tri-fold thing. The prime minister said government will in the next term proPositionsFrom Page 14Candidates express their viewsvide the police with all of the necessary tools and man power to fight crime. My take on crime is that by the time it gets to the police or courts, the problem is already there. I think we need to start at home and the parents and children in the schools and churches. Mr. Mills We have to get serious about crime. We cannot have murderers walking the streets of Abaco who have already been charged with murders. You cannot have murderers who have already been convicted and who have exhausted all of their appeals sitting up there in Fox Hill getting fed. We have to execute these guys. Mr. Claridge First of all, to help fight crime in Abaco we need to make sure that our police are equipped with the equipment they need to work with. Number two, the police force needs more man power. Number three, the police need an adequate finger print bank that will ensure that they can help solve the crimes that are committed. I think everyone should be finger printed when they get a driver license, and everyone in school should be finger printed and put in a data bank for identification.

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Page 18 The Abaconian April 15, 2007 Hope TownECC gave a performanceBy David Webb ...and I am so proud of her. When these words were spoken by a very proud mother following the performance of Where, oh where is Baby Bear? at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge to benefit Every Child Counts on March 20 there was hardly a dry eye in the audience. Austinique, who played the part of Goldilocks in this verse drama written by Hope Town author Elizabeth Webb, is one of the many children who have found hope, motivation and respect in the work of this remarkable school We had no idea what to do; she could not construct coherent sentences and was making no progress in learning or social behavior, said her mother, until she became a pupil at Every Child Counts and joined Mrs Ellen Hardys Class. Thanks to the skill and devotion of teachers like her, my daughters life has changed. This note of parental pride and gratitude for the work of ECC was echoed by the mother of Cory, who played the leader of the Pooh Bears, who found the missing Baby Bear at the Teddy Bears Picnic. It was no surprise that the St. James Singers chose this song to round off the childrens performance. But it was a real surprise when Alonzo, a member of the senior class at ECC who read the narration of the story with such professional confidence, stepped forward to make his un-programmed expression of deep personal gratitude for what the school has done for him. Alonzo described how his life had changed from confusion to hope as he now looks forward to going to college in Edmonton, Alberta, when he completes his final year. Beti Webb read the opening chapter of her latest book, Magrigal and the Magician which, like its two predecessors, was sold in aid of the school. This gave Kitty Donnan of the Hope Town Writers Circle the opportunity to remind us all that the wonderful magic of students like Austinique, Cory and Alonzo depend entirely on donations. She quoted from ECCs new brochure. We have a waiting list of children, and even as we expand we learn of more with needs yet unmet. We know how to change their lives, what we lack are resources. We have generous people who support us. But not enough. Not nearly enough. This cry must have been heard. Over $25,000 has already been given in response to the childrens performance, and this has been equaled by a most generous matching gift to bring the total to $50,000. A magic start, indeed, but the need at Every Child Counts continues to grow.Great Guana Cay News Please see Cays Page 20 Every Child Counts School presented a program at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge in Hope Town. These are some of the characters who dramatized a story based on a nursery story. On the left is Alonzo Williams, who explained to the audience what the school meant to him. Guana Cay held an Easter Egg Hunt to raise funds to build a playground for the communities children. The successful event which included a raffle raised $6000. The playground will be constructed on the waterfront.

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This year the residents decided to build a playground for the children and their fund raising efforts were rewarded with the sum of $6,000. As people gathered at the fig tree, fund raising was not the only activity, Fun and food were also on the agenda. The children under 11 years old were treated to an Easter egg hunt on the beach organized by Mrs. Mandy Sands and the older kids, locals and visitors, took part in a treasure hunt organized by Mrs. Anyes Adams. They were to find the buried treasure of Arabella Drummond following clues that led them all through the settlement. It took the nine teenagers almost an hour to find the buried cash which, we are told, they shared evenly. All the games had great prizes and the Easter Bunny even made an appearance. There was a large buffet of baked ham, cole slaw, macaroni and cheese and rice and beans, prepared by Guana Cay ladies and a conch salad so abundant that it took the volunteers two days to chop all the ingredients. The prizes for the raffle were donated by businesses on Guana Cay. Raffle tickets were sold on Guana Cay and in Marsh Harbour by the children. The playground, which will be located on the waterfront, is to be designed by second home owner, Mrs. Josie Rich, who has playground building experience. According to Mrs. Donna Sands, Mrs. Rich has been coming to Guana Cay since she was a little girl. Since she and her husband became second homeowners, they spend most of the More News of the Caysyear on the cay and like to get involved in community projects.Green Turtle CayCancer Society Holds Art ShowBy Jennifer Hudson The Cancer Society of Abaco held its first Annual Art Show on April 7 on Green Turtle Cay, hosted by the Green Turtle Club. Six artists participated. Marjolein Scott, watercolours on silk paintings; Tim Higgs, underwater photographs; Don Wood, bronze sculptures; JoAnn Bradley, oil on canvas; Bob Zwickel, acrylic on canvas; and, in addition to presenting his colorful new artwork, Jeep Byers also signed copies of his new book, Last Breath All artists donated a piece of art to the silent auction as well as a portion of their sales. Fifth and sixth grade students of the Amy Roberts Primary School played their part in assisting the Cancer Society by painting a variety of colorful pictures which were displayed by their art teacher, Maria Schrack, outside on the deck alongside Estin Sawyer who kept things lively by playing his upbeat music. The students paintings were on sale for $4 each and were quite a hit with the customers. Ms. Schrack and her pupils donated half of their proceeds, $147, to the Cancer Society which was an excellent effort on the part of the young students. An attractive selection of items was donated for a silent auction by the artists and local businesses. Prior to the bidding, guests were treated to a tasting of wines donated by Burns House Limited and an appetizing array of hors doeuvres, courtesy of the Green Turtle Club. Both the show and auction were very well attended, and Mr. Hugh Cottis, President of the Abaco Cancer Society, was very pleased with the excellent amount raised for the work of the Society and thanks all of the artists, donors and Green Turtle Club for their generosity. Lynn Johnson, General Manager of the Green Turtle Club, and the Board Members of the Abaco Cancer Society look forward to making this an annual event. CaysFrom Page 18 The Cancer Society held an Art Show at the Green Turtle Club to raise funds for its charitable activities. The artists are shown here along with Green Turtle Club manager, Lynn Johnson, and the art teacher, Maria Schrack, from the Amy Roberts Primary School who directed school students in paintings that were also sold (at $4 apiece).

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April 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 21 Serenity, White Sound, Elbow CayPrivate paradise peninsular home, 667ft. of waterfront. 4 bed/2 bath, detached gazebos, pool, bbq, outdoor showers, generator, water-maker and private dock. Shown by appointment $4,600,000MARNIES LANDINGPrivate waterfront marina community of 1/2 acre lots. Lot #2B reduced to $399,000. Lot #2 Oceanfront $895,000.FAR NIENTENorth End, Elbow Cay 4 bed / 4 bath on the Sea of Abaco North End, Elbow Cay. Large open Foor plan, fully furnished, beautiful beach $3,900,000MAY HOUSE, North End Elbow Cay Ocean front Large 1.5 acre property, 2 bed / 2 bath villa, generator room, can be subdivided Reduced $2,900,000 South End, Elbow Cay Oceanfront Lot 1/2+ acre, suitable for main and guest cottage, adjacent to private Dorros Cove community at south end of Elbow Cay, close to restaurant and marina $750,000TOWN BREAKHope Town 5 bed / 4 bath ocean-front turn key home on beautiful sandy beach, located north of historic Hope Town settlement. Open decking, beautiful decor and exellent rental history. $2,300.000White SoundHilltop lot adjacent to Aunt Pats Bay in White Sound. 1/3 acre with private dock slip and views of the Sea of Abaco and Atlantic $355,000High HopesNorth End, Elbow Cay Oceanfront home 3 bed/3 bath, large deck overlooking the Atlantic, fully furnished and excellent rental history $1,450,000 OCEAN FRONT WHITE SOUND Lots #13 & #14 with dockage on White Sound Bay $495,000 eachWhite SoundOcean Front Lots #15 and 16, both with dockage on White Sound bay, and just steps away from marina and restaurantsDORROS COVELot #18 with dock slip and ocean views $362,000 Lot #21 with dock slip and panaramic views $425,000 Lot #43 with dock slip and ocean/sea view $365,000LYNYARD CAY3 acres on Sea of Abaco, north of pond $730,000 1 acre north of pond on Sea of Abaco $365,000TRANQUILITYLittle Orchard, Marsh Harbour 2 bedroom/2 bath house, perfect family home or excellent rental potential. Located close to restaurants, marina and beach $236,000KIWI HOUSEWhite Sound, Elbow Cay Newly custom-built Bahamian style home, 2-story, 3 bed, 2.5 bath. Expansive decking, Pool, central AC, generator. Spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean $897,000SUMBLIMEHope Town Settlement Historic Hope Town house with dockage. Main house 4 bed 2.5 bath with detached dock house. Rental history available. $1,600,000CONCH QUESTOcean front villa, 2 bedroom, 1 bath with room to expand. Open deck overlooks excellent surfing location. Just steps from marina and restaurant. Rental history available. $675,000 SOLD SOLD SOLD

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Page 22 The Abaconian April 15, 2007 BAHAMAS HOT MIXCivil Engineering Contractor Providing Abaco & surrounding cays with the following services for over 10 years:Site clearance Earthworks Water & Sewerage installation Road paving Car park & drive ways Airfields Asphalt related products Materials testingLarge Fleet of Heavy Equipment available for rent:D8 Dozer Excavator Trucks Loaders Low Boy Rollers Tractor Heads Graders Trenchers Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-3956 367-3957 Fax: (242) 367-3959 BAHAMAS HOT MIX For FREE estimates contact Harlin Johnsonand Mr. Simeon Pinder. Additional monies were borrowed from the bank to cover the cost of the renovations. During the entire building process men from the Anglican Church Mens Group in Nassau and Grand Bahama came to work on weekends and completed much of the work. A local labour force with special expertise such as electricians and carpenters was also utilized. Weve overcome tremendous obstacles in our way, one of which was during the construction process three quarters of the walls collapsed from our existing building. I know Gods hand was at work, He knew that our existing walls were not strong enough to maintain our new structure, stated Father Hepburn. Our Church has now had a facelift that has transformed our Abaconian landscape while remaining true to our Anglican architectural style. The walls of the church, which were originally eight feet high, have now been raised to 14 feet and the roof height has also been extended. The front of the church has been lengthened but remains the same width. A large balcony has been added along with beautiful stained-glass windows in the front and rear. In order to provide the additional space necessary to accommodate the churchs ministry, a priests office, secretarys office, Sunday School room, Sacristy and bathroom have also been added. All of these features will also serve to give the church a greater appeal, stated Father Hepburn. The entire weekend of the rededication was one of celebration and rejoicing for Father Hepburn and members of the St. John the Baptist Church. A Singspiration was held on April 14, the day prior to the rededication ceremony. This was an evening of Praise and Worship giving God praise and thanks through music and song, stated Church member Ms. Shelley Austin. We invited other denominations to come and worship with us. During the evening awards were presented to all of the groups who came from away to participate in the rebuilding of the church. A fish fry was organized the previous evening for all of the persons who had come from other islands during the past year to assist with the construction and who returned for the rededication. This gave them the opportunity to socialize with members of the church while being welcomed back.St. Andrews manse is under constructionBy Jennifer Hudson A group of men from the St. Andrews Methodist Church in Dundas Town gathers every Saturday and toils under the hot sun donating their time and talents to construct a new manse for the church. This will be located atop a hill close by the church that will replace the old one which time and the elements had demolished. On March 17 wheelbarrow after wheelbarrow of cement was poured into the foundation to form the footings for the new manse in preparation for the laying of the foundation blocks. Project director for the building is Andy More Church News Please see Church Page 23 ChurchFrom Page 10 The newly refurbished St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in Marsh Harbour has changed the building into a stately edifice that is better suited to the needs of the church. The year that it has been under construction has been filled with difficulties but the congregation is proud of their new place of worship. A group of members of St. Andrews Methodist Church in Dundas Town work every Saturday on the construction of a new manse. This building will replace the old manse that had to be demolished after many years of use.

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BOX AB 20413 MARSH HARBOUR ABACO BAHAMASE-mail: abacobill@batelnet.bs Moss, a building contractor, is in charge of properties for the church. He is assisted by Craig Cornish, also a builder, and six to eight willing helpers who turn up regularly each week. The manse will eventually be a two-storey, four-bedroom building with an efficiency apartment adjoining for the accommodation of visitors. The structure is being built with funds raised by pledges from church members and a pledge from a sister church, but fund raising is still ongoing. Rev. Dr. Steven Hale and the church members are excited to see this project going steadily ahead.Two programmes celebrated EasterBy Jennifer Hudson. In celebration of the Easter Season two programmes were presented at the Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel. On March 29 and 30 the students of Agape High School Drama and Choir Group performed its programme entitled Redeemed This was an evening of reflection and celebration tracing the life of Jesus from Palm Sunday to the Resurrection. The students performed various short skits focusing on several Biblical characters whose lives were touched by Jesus and how they responded to him. The skits were interspersed with songs by choir and soloists. Students also assisted with the instrumentals. All of the students performed with conviction and enacted their parts well. Though there were some lighthearted moments, the seriousness of the underlying theme was well portrayed. Special mention has to be made of Brian Higgs, who played the part of Joseph of Aremethia with a decidedly Bahamian twist and received a rousing response from the audience. He definitely deserves the proverbial Ham for his outstanding cameo performance. Ms. Rhonda Bill, Music and Drama teacher at Agape School, stated how proud she was of the students performance as music and drama is an elective which has only 50 minutes per week for rehearsal of this programme. The students along with their Director had obviously worked hard and their efforts resulted in a performance which was greatly enjoyed by their parents and friends. As each important season in the Christian calendar comes around, the Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel Choir presents a very fitting Cantata which is greatly looked forward to by its audiences. This years Easter Cantata was no exception as the church sanctuary was filled to capacity. The presentation was entitled Like a Lamb and in welcoming the audience, Choir Director Kevin Sawyer said that he hoped it would put everyone in the mind set for the season. The powerful sound of the full 19-member choir was punctuated by solos from Rhonda Bill, Troy Albury, Kevin Sawyer, Claire Marshall and Brian Saunders plus narrations by Kaye Russell and David Cartwright. At the close of the Cantata a poignant song, I Come to the Cross was touchingly rendered by six-year-old Mikayla Marshall. Kevin Sawyer and his choir put a lot of hard work into this Easter Cantata which ranged from tender to triumphant and it was indeed an Easter blessing to all who attended.New Vison youthBy Julian Lockhart It seems whenever the youth of our nation make the news it is for something negative, whether it be crime related or they are just being juvenile delinquents. However, on February 11th the youth group at New Vision Ministries proved that, if given a chance, the young people in Abaco can step forward and be productive and showcase immense talents. Pastor Chris Pinder and numerous members of his youth group hosted the Sunday morning service and the presentation had everyone amazed and on their feet clapping for the youth band and Pastor Chris message. Pastor Chris definitely proved he can keep a crowd on the edge of their seats with his spoken word, but it was the youth band that really surprised many in attendance. New Vision Ministries is known for its band and its music ministry. With the performance of the youth band they proved that the future will be taken care of as well. The band is made up of drummer John More Church News Please see Church Page 24 ChurchFrom Page 22

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Page 24 The Abaconian April 15, 2007 All New All the TimeT shirtsClothingShoesGiftsHandbagsIggy Biggys Got It Goin OnJewelryJewelry JewelryJewelry Jewelry Mothers Day SalePP PP P alm Cottagalm Cottag alm Cottagalm Cottag alm Cottag e Interiorse Interiors e Interiorse Interiors e InteriorsDon MacKay Blvd. in the Wood You building 367-2300Is having our first ever Mothers Day Sale We invite you to come into our new store and browse our extensive selection of Home Accessories and Furniture. We are also offering Store wide savings for two days onlyEvery item in stock on SALE2 Days onlyFriday May 11, 10 -5pm and Saturday May 12, 9-2 pmRoss, guitarist Bradley Albury, base Daniel Higgs, lead vocalist Alex Forbes and background singers Calisha Russell, Ashley Whylly, Pamela Smith, Amanda Long and Kristina Albury. There are numerous youth throughout Abaco who are taking a step towards being productive citizens in the Bahamas. Church music is one way to keep the youth of Abaco focused on a goal. The key is finding the interests of the numerous young people throughout Abaco and give them something positive to do.Church adopts Central Abaco PrimarySamantha V. Evans Soul Saving Ministries under the leadership of Overseer Lawrence Arnett made an announcement that they have officially adopted the Central Abaco Primary School. The decision to adopt this school means a lot to the children who attend. The teachers and administrators stand in agreement with Pastor Arnett as they, too, have a vision to see their school soar to new heights. As the church and school leaders converse about what plans they will tackle first, the children wait in anticipation because Pastor Arnett has left them with such motivated spirits and great expectations of all that is to come.Appreciation Service Held for Pastor CornishSamantha V. Evans After nearly four years of prophetic teaching and preaching as Senior Pastor of Change Ministries International, the members held a special service of appreciation to honor Pastor Samuel Cornish. On February 25th the service of celebration was held to honor him. He was showered with gifts of love, songs of thanks, praise and appreciation, and many tributes. He expressed his gratitude to everyone who had a hand in making this evening possible. Pastor Cornish is a very humble man, but he knows that he has been called to shepherd this flock at Changed Ministries International, and he is committed to ensuring that he fulfills his calling as their pastor but more importantly as a man of God.We Cannot Remain SilentBy Samantha V. Evans The New Dundas Town Church of God Womens Ministry held its Womens Conference 2007 from March 14th-17th at the church in Dundas Town with the theme We Can Not Remain Silent The speaker for the opening night was Sister Katherina Thompson from a sister Church of God. She set the precedence for the evening by talking about how Esther from the Old Testament ended up as queen. She stated that as in the story, many people change when they are elevated to a position of authority. Mrs. stated that Esther was promoted to the position of queen by God so she could deliver her people, the Jews. She made the following connections from the story to what is presently happening in the Bahamas today. She proclaimed that our country is in trouble so we cannot remain silent! We all need to have confidence and believe that we are in the right place at the right time. The second night the speaker was Mrs. Lovely Reckley. The conference ended on Sunday evening with an old-fashioned gospel concert at the church.Change Ministries hosts Precious PearlsBy Samantha V. Evans The Women in Action group at Change Ministries International treated 20 senior citizens to lunch at the church on March 21st. This was to acknowledge the precious pearls who have touched the lives of many persons in their various communities by celebrating them while they are still with us. The church members arranged transportation for the group and the church ladies donated, prepared and served all of the food items for this luncheon. Members of the church also donated special gift items to present to them after lunch.From Despair to HopeBy Samantha V. Evans On February 19 Pastor Lawrence Arnett and the Soul Saving Ministries Family presented Dynamite Daisy in the drama show From Despair to Hope at the Church Hall of Change Ministries International. The show began with the hilarious Dynamite Daisy who did what she is known for: making people laugh until they cry. The drama show for this night had a cast of four: Lynn Terez Davis, who played all characters, Min. Marlene Minus, narrator; Sonovia Williams and her daughter Amber, Ministry of Dance. The entire evening was a fabulous production from start to finish. The power-packed dance ministry performed in between each scene.Church planned March MadnessBy Samantha V. Evans The month of March was a great month for the thousands of persons who attended March Madness at Changed Ministries InMore Church News Please see Church Page 25 ChurchFrom Page 23 This is the drama group which provided an evenings entertainment at Soul Saving Ministries Family Night. A dance group entertained between scenes.

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April 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 25 Marsh Harbour Contact Ph: (242) 367-2653 367-0364 367-5642 Fax Government Dock Marsh Harbour, Abaco Palm Beach Contact Ph: (561) 844-5387 M/V Legacy c/o Palm Beach Steamship 158 B East Port Road Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Nassau Contact (242) 393-4371 393-3829 394-7529 Fax 394-0057 Western End Potters Cay Dock Nassau, New ProvidenceServing Marsh Harbour Weekly with Freight Service from Nassau and Palm BeachLEGEND Loading Monday in Palm Beach Arriving Tuesday in Marsh Harbour LEGACY Loading Tuesday in Nassau Arriving Wednesday in Marsh Harbour Leaving Thursday for Nassau Both ships serving Green Turtle Cay Charter freight stops en route on requestDeans Shipping CoDeans Shipping office at the Marsh Harbour dock M/V LEGEND M/V LEGACY ARAWAK AGENCYCUSTOMS BROKERS Air & Sea Shipping Customs Clearance Freight Forwarding Transportation & Logistics Services Ship AgenciesFor More Information:Tel: (242) 367-2089 Fax: (242) 367-2530Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasVisit our office on Front Street One Call Does It All ... the battery with the lightning bolt of life!!!Automotive Batteries Gel Batteries High Reserve Capacity Batteries UPS Computer Batteries A/C Delco Marine Trojan Golf Cart 6 & 8V Truck / Tractor Diesel Marine Batteries DieselFULL ONE YEAR FULL ONE YEAR FULL ONE YEAR FULL ONE YEAR FULL ONE YEAR GUARANTEE!! GUARANTEE!! GUARANTEE!! GUARANTEE!! GUARANTEE!!(If an epic battery fails due to workmanship any time during that year, Epic would replace that battery free of charge!) DELIVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE WE DONT PRO-RATE OUR WARRANTYternational. A different speaker spoke each Sunday night in March and each night was phenomenal and most encouraging for everyone who attended. The four speakers Apostle Raymond Wells from Living Waters Ministries, Pastor Lenora Sands from Bethel Restoration Revival Center, Pastor Samuel Cornish from the host church and Pastor Terrance G. Morrison from Zion Baptist Church. All guest speakers were from Nassau. The purpose of this month was to bring hope to the people of God. Over the first two Sunday nights, the guest pastors made a profound impact on those who attended. This was a dynamite time of worship, praising and praying. Pastor Cornish spoke prophetically on the third Sunday evening. On the final night Pastor Morrison spoke about the importance of the More Church Newspastors and ministers in the church to lead the flock by properly speaking the Word of God. Whatever they do for God must be real or else it is false worshiping.Hundreds enjoyed a night of comedyBy Samantha V. Evans A verse of Scripture states, laughter doeth the heart good like a medicine and on April 7th hundreds got an opportunity to get their funny bone tickled as Change Ministries International hosted A Night of Comedy The churchs drama team made its debut performance lead by Sister Mollie Davis with a skit was called Waiting Also present that night was a comedian everyone loves Miss Dynamite Daisy. The program also included a young Christian comedian from Nassau, Ms. Simone Beneby. The show was hilarious from start to finish and everyone laughed so much that they were all surprised how quickly the time flew by. Everyone is familiar with Dynamite Daisy but who is this young woman Simone Beneby? I had a chance to find out more about her and her plans as a comedian. Ms. Beneby has been a Christian comedian for the past seven years. She started out as a part of the drama team at Church of God Engleston. But when most of the members of the group went off to school, she was the only one left. She had to think of an act for a One Woman Show. She stated that her act proves to young people that they can be funny and a Christian. Ms. Beneby stated that the concept of her show is to talk about things people see and act as if they do not see. Her message to the youth is to be your self and not to change to make people happy. She believes that they should trust their parents because they do want what is best for them. She encouraged Please see Church Page 26 ChurchFrom Page 24 Miss Dynamite Daisy

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Page 26 The Abaconian April 15, 2007 parents to listen to their children as well because they can learn from them. She wants to encourage the young single Christian women to stay strong and to not abandon their standards. Ms. Beneby coaches basketball, performs as a Christian comedian, is a karate student and a college student. She balances her time well but realizes that at some point she will have to make a choice. Also present for the event was the newly crowned Miss Gospel Bahamas, Anya McKenzie.Abaco Youth Ministries Anniversary CelebrationBy Samantha V. Evans Abaco Youth Ministries celebrated its 7th annual church and pastoral anniversary on March 22 -25 at the church on Forest Drive under the theme Of one Thing I Am CerChurchFrom Page 25 tain, the One Who Started The Good Work In you Will Bring it To Completion The focus of the two guest speakers was on building church ministries and maturing in the church. The speaker for the first two evening was Sister Eleanor Webb from Dallas, Texas, who spoke profoundly about the lives of the women in Ministry. They must know how to use their skills to advance themselves in life and in Ministry. On March 25th Dr. Shirley Arnold, recently named one of the top 16 women in ministry, spoke on dealing with church authority. She came to strengthen the church pastors and spoke about things that they should and should not do in the church. She encouraged them to work in unity with other pastors on Abaco. Pastor of Abaco Youth Ministries, Emmitt Archer,was very pleased with the three days of celebration and he and his wife Beverley will begin planning for next year very soon. An elegant dinner followed in the church hall. Ms. Simone Beneby and Miss Gospel Bahamas, Anya McKenzie pose with Pastor Samuel Cornish and his wife at Change Ministries. By Julian Lockhart It is ones fundamental right to vote in a democratic society. Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, announced that the 2007 general election will take place May 2 and all eligible registered voters will be able to make their mark for the next leader of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. However, I know a number of people who are eligible to vote who did not take the time to register this year. They have forfeited their right to have a say in which political party will control this country for the next five years. A number of Bahamians fail to realize how millions of people around the world die yearly for the privilege to vote in a democratic election, to voice their say as to who will run their country. Bahamians take it for granted that they live in a nation that is envied by many around the world because of its peaceful elections and the stability of the government. As a result of the dissolution of Parliament, only the 148,055 persons who registered to vote up to April 3 will be eligible to cast their ballots on May 2. Those who have not registered to vote on Abaco cannot vote in this election. South Abaco had 2733 people register, up from the 2528 that registered in 2002. North Abaco had a total of 3467 registered, up from the 3386 that registered in 2002. Those numbers are up in the last five years but do not represent the number of high school ChurchNews graduates over the same period who have turned 18 and thus are eligible to vote in this years general election, compared to that in 2002. The Prime Minister said, We live in one of the most vigorous democracies in the world. Bahamians cherish their hard won political rights and freedoms. Amongst these there is none more precious than the right of the Bahamian people to choose their own government in free, fair and democratic elections. This is an outstanding statistic by world standards, and one more reason why our little nation is the envy of so many other nations, large and small, all around the world, he added. It is too late for those who did not register to vote in this years general election. But if one did register and then vote, they have the right to voice any agreement or disagreement with what the current government or new government in power does. Abaco should be very concerned as to which party is elected as it could affect the immediate future of the island concerning of the Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay airports, garbage disposal, new government subdivisions, fresh water to the cays and the reimbursement to Abaco of funds garnered by the island. It is time for Bahamians and Abaconians to realize that all who are eligible to register to vote should turn out in full force at the polling stations on May 2 and make their mark for the next leader of the Bahamas.Registered voters are urged to vote on May 2

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April 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 27 ... the Far East has come to us..INDONESIAN FURNITURELocated on Queen Elizabeth Dr.in the new two storey yellow building next to the fire station.Tel: (242) 367-0521Experience the beauty of Tahiti... ....with exotic pieces to decorate your home.Come in visit Abacos newest furniture store!By Julian Lockhart The Abaconian is starting a new feature as we try to get the voice of the people of Abaco in the newspaper. We will be asking pertinent questions concerning the well being and further progress of Abaco and placing the answers of the community in each issue. The first Man on the Street will focus on the upcoming general elections on May 2 and those questioned were asked which party they support politically. Free National Movement supporters were asked why they feel the FNM should get back in power? Kevin McIntosh Coopers Town The biggest thing right now is trust. We really cant trust the government and we need a leader like Mr. Ingraham to put the trust back into the government and the rest of the Bahamas. Barbara Davis Murphy Town They are the party for the people and that is what the people want. The people want this FNM Government because the PLP lie to the people and there is too much scandal and lies and we need the FNM to bring this country back from shame. David Henfield Dundas Town It has been too long for the young people who have been treated wrongly, and under the administration of Mr. Hubert Ingraham I think it will be better. Tishura Mills Dundas Town There is too much victimization going on. The PLP said they are the new PLP but they showed us that they are still the old PLP under the old (former prime minister Sir Lynden) Pindling rules. Progressive Liberal Party supporters were asked why their party should stay in power for five more years? Edward Stuart Moores Island I want the PLP to stay in power because they are doing a big thing for the Bahamas. Kenneth Williams New Providence They are the best thing to ever happen to this country. From when I was a little boy the PLP is the best thing to ever happen to this country because they did everything good. They madeMan On the Street Political CommentsKevin McIntosh Barbara Davis David Henfield Edward Stuart this country a better place to live in. Gerald Foster Murphy Town Basically if you do something good for the community, you may as well stay in power. It is whoever is doing the best. I am only 24 years old and the PLP is good for the young people and I prefer the PLP. Geanette Albury Marsh Harbour The PLP have been the best for the country and that is why they should get back in power. Kenneth Williams Gerald Foster Geanette Albury

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Page 28 The Abaconian April 15, 2007The FNM Is Better for You! The Choice Is ClearElect Edison Key Elect Edison KeyThe FNM Is Better for You! The Choice Is Clear 7 reasons why the voters of the South Abaco constituency should vote for Edison Key and the Free National Movement1. Edison Key has, for over 30 years, demonstrated to the people of Abaco that he is a proven leader committed to the upliftment and betterment of all Abaconians. 2. Edison Key has proven that he is principled and trustworthy a man you can trust! 3. Edison Key has always and will continue to place personal integrity and honesty above selfish ambition. 4. Edison Key is a visionary who has been one of the early pioneers in the development of the modern day Abaco a seasoned and experienced man! 5. Edison Key and the FNM are patently aware that South Abaco has been shamefully neglected by the PLP government during the past five years. 6. Edison Key and the FNM are committed to the continued orderly development and future economic growth and expansion of South Abaco and its environment. 7. Edison Key and the Free National Movement pledge that when the FNM is once again returned to office together, they will work tirelessly to ensure that all Abaconians expect and receive honest and decent governance, and that your concerns are met with dignity and respect. VOTEFNMEdison Key and the FNM a matter of trust!The FNM Is the Party of Honesty and Integrity, Vision and Commitment, Fairness and InclusionEdison Key and the FNM a matter of trust! Mr. Edison KeyEdison Key and the FNM united and ignited! Edison Key and the FNM a matter of trust!

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April 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 29 Tides:Pelican Harbor based on Hampton Roads (Sewells Point), Virginia (NOAA) 26 23 N 76 58 W May 2007 Average Tides Mean Range: 2.6 ft MHWS 3.1 ft Mean Tide: 1.4 ft Sunday 6 n 6 Monday 6 n 6 Tuesday 6 n 6 Wednesday 6 n 6 Thursday 6 n 6 Friday 6 n 6 Saturday 6 n 6 1 (EDT) 2 (EDT) 3 (EDT) 4 (EDT) 5 (EDT) 6 (EDT) 7 (EDT) 8 (EDT) 9 (EDT) 10 (EDT) 11 (EDT) 12 (EDT) 13 (EDT) 14 (EDT) 15 (EDT) 16 (EDT) 17 (EDT) 18 (EDT) 19 (EDT) 20 (EDT) 21 (EDT) 22 (EDT) 23 (EDT) 24 (EDT) 25 (EDT) 26 (EDT) 27 (EDT) 28 (EDT) 29 (EDT) 30 (EDT) 31 (EDT) -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 2:34a 0.2 8:29a 2.5 2:25p 0.3 8:44p 3.0 3:12a 0.2 9:05a 2.5 3:00p 0.3 9:18p 3.0 3:49a 0.2 9:41a 2.5 3:35p 0.3 9:53p 3.0 4:26a 0.3 10:17a 2.4 4:10p 0.3 10:29p 2.9 5:04a 0.3 10:54a 2.4 4:48p 0.4 11:07p 2.9 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 5:44a 0.4 11:35a 2.3 5:29p 0.4 11:50p 2.8 6:27a 0.5 12:20p 2.3 6:16p 0.5 12:38a 2.8 7:15a 0.5 1:11p 2.3 7:12p 0.5 1:32a 2.7 8:08a 0.4 2:09p 2.4 8:17p 0.5 2:33a 2.6 9:04a 0.4 3:12p 2.5 9:26p 0.4 3:37a 2.6 10:00a 0.3 4:14p 2.7 10:35p 0.3 4:41a 2.6 10:55a 0.1 5:15p 2.9 11:40p 0.1 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 5:42a 2.6 11:49a 0.0 6:12p 3.2 12:41a -0.1 6:39a 2.7 12:42p -0.2 7:06p 3.4 1:38a -0.2 7:34a 2.7 1:34p -0.3 8:00p 3.5 2:32a -0.3 8:27a 2.7 2:25p -0.3 8:52p 3.5 3:25a -0.3 9:19a 2.7 3:17p -0.3 9:44p 3.5 4:17a -0.3 10:11a 2.6 4:09p -0.2 10:36p 3.3 5:08a -0.2 11:03a 2.6 5:02p -0.1 11:28p 3.1 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 6:00a 0.0 11:56a 2.5 5:57p 0.0 12:22a 2.9 6:53a 0.1 12:51p 2.4 6:54p 0.2 1:17a 2.7 7:45a 0.2 1:49p 2.4 7:55p 0.3 2:13a 2.5 8:37a 0.3 2:47p 2.4 8:58p 0.4 3:09a 2.4 9:28a 0.4 3:44p 2.4 10:00p 0.5 4:05a 2.3 10:16a 0.4 4:38p 2.5 10:58p 0.5 4:57a 2.2 11:02a 0.4 5:27p 2.6 11:52p 0.4 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 5:46a 2.2 11:45a 0.4 6:12p 2.7 12:40a 0.4 6:31a 2.2 12:28p 0.3 6:54p 2.8 1:24a 0.3 7:14a 2.3 1:08p 0.3 7:34p 2.9 2:06a 0.3 7:56a 2.3 1:49p 0.3 8:13p 2.9 2:47a 0.2 8:36a 2.4 2:28p 0.3 8:51p 3.0 Monthly High & Low High May 16, 8:52p 3.5 ft Low May 17, 3:25a -0.3 ft Printed by Tides & Currents for Windows by Nobeltec Corporation. (503) 579-1414 www.tides.com The Moorings Yacht Charters The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class crewed yacht charter Sailing Sloops and cats 35 ft. 47 ft. Power catamarans 37 ft.The Conch Inn Resort Hotel rooms on the harbour front Curly Tails restaurant and bar on the waterfront See their ad Dive Abaco a complete dive facilityThe Conch Inn Resort and MarinaPO Box AB20469, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph 242-367-4000 Fax 367-4004 Email: themoorings@batelnet.bswww.conchinn.com Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you.The Conch Inn Marina Full service docks with power Cable TV connections Texaco fuel station Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tide North Bar ChannelMay 2007 34 ft. mono-hull or 37 or 45 ft. Catamaran Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new power boats 34 ft. mono-hull or 37 or 45 ft. Catamaran Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new power boatsclean up several of the abandoned vessels found on the shore and in the water. Much of this debris dates back to the several hurricanes that impacted Abaco in recent years. Finally, I wish to thank the local office of the Ministry of Tourism and the Friends of the Environment who provided organizational skills and moral support to this effort. We would simply not have been able to accomplish as much as we did without this behind-the-scenes effort. It is my hope that next years clean-up will be enhanced by a greater participation of the local citizenry. Niels West, BoaterHelp! We Need HelpDear Editor, Thank you for allowing me a little space in your newspaper to voice some of my concerns in reference to Hope Town, Elbow Cay. First of all, our island has long been neglected by the government, both the previous and present. For some unknown reason, it seems that the government tries its best to kill the goose that lays the golden egg rather than nourish it so that it will continue to produce golden eggs which is, in this case, revenue for the Public Treasury. It is very evident that Hope Town, Elbow Cay, has always been a front-runner on Abaco, or for that matter, in the entire Bahamas, in contributing funds to the Public Treasury. We all know that the main reasons for this are the large number of visitors to our island as well as the many foreigners who have chosen to build a second homes on Elbow Cay. For the life of me, I cannot understand why for so many years we have not been granted any funds to repair our town roads. The town roads are an absolute disgrace and pose great danger to both locals and visitors. They are in such bad condition, in some areas, it looks as if we have suffered great earthquakes, resulting in craters and warped concrete! One is putting his/her life in danger, particularly at night, if an attempt is made to take a walk through the town without a flashlight. I might add, much needed street lights would help the situation, but many have not been replaced since they were destroyed by the hurricanes of 2004. Now, I bet many of you reading this article are saying to yourselves, Elbow Cay received a lot of money for roads a couple of years ago! It is true that after staging a protest to the government, we were granted a little money to re-pave the out of town road. Might I add, the community had to contribute half the money in order to get the job done properly! Now, you tell me, is the goose that lays the golden egg being nourished or strangled? A further note on the re-paving of the out of town road. A section of the road, near the southern end, was terribly eroded during the wrath of Hurricane Floyd in 1999 and once again during the fury of Hurricanes Frances and Jean in 2004. Please note, neither the previous nor present government, has made any effort to repair, redirect or secure the eroded road, and this is totally unacceptable and downright neglectful! This section of the would-be road poses a danger to all who would dare to drive on it. A danger to locals, but more so to visitors who may try to navigate this so called road at night! After some innocent person is seriously injured or killed because of neglect from the government, it will be too late to say, We should have done something sooner! Now, once again, is the goose that lays the golden egg being nourished or strangled? To be honest with you, it seems that the Bahamian government takes Abaco for granted and must think that we are just a bunch of uneducated fools! I have news for you. We are not stupid and maybe we should try to resurrect the idea once again of Abaco seceding from the Bahamas. Maybe it is not such a far fetched idea! After all, Abaco had its beginnings with rebels, and we have come a long way without much help from central government. So why not rebel again! Some of you are probably saying to yourselves, Why did the Local Government not ask for help? Please note, year after year the Local Government asked for help, both for the section of dangerous out of town road and the appalling in town roads. As a matter of fact, letters were written to the Minister of Works, Mr. Bradley Roberts, and absolutely nothing was done. I must admit, a few times there were some engineers seen surveying the dangerous section of the out of town road and the in town roads, but all of this was just a farce, nothing more! Might I add, recently, we have learned that Mr. Roberts has now taken over the responsibility of Immigration from Mr. Shane Gibson. If Mr. Roberts is as inefficient with this new responsibility as he was with his previous and present responsibilities, God help us! Maybe it would be a good idea for Mr. Roberts to come and visit us here in HopeMore Letters to the Editor LettersFrom Page 9 Please see Letters Page 30

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Page 30 The Abaconian April 15, 2007Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseIsland-wide Abaco ListingsAbaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576Casuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder + 3 hse366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages5 cottages366-2075Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green Turtle CayCocobay Cottages6 cott365-5464 Island Properties +34 hse365-4047 New Plymouth Inn9 rm365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties +30365-4636 Roberts Cottages3 cott365-4105Guana CayDolphin Bch Resort4 rm 10 cott.365-5137 Donna Sands +12 hse365-5195 Guana Beach Resort6 units365-5133 Guana Seaside8 rm 7 cott365-5106 Harbour View Haven365-5028 Ocean Frontier 519-389-4846 Sea Shore Villas365-5028 Wards Landing4 units 904-982-2762Hope TownAbaco Inn 22 rm366-0133 Club Soleil 6 rm 1 cott366-0003 Crystal Villas 6 villas 321-783-4576 Elbow Cay Prop +53 hse366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm366 0095 Hope T Hideaways +63 hse366-0224 Hope T Villas + 3 hse366-0030 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages +3 hse366-0266 Sea Spray Resort5 villas366-0065 Tanny Key +43 hse366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas366-0557Hotels and House Rental AgentsLubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages4 hse366-3121 www.lubberslodging.com 7 hseMan-O-WarIsland Home Rentals +8 hse365-6048 Schooners Landing 5 condos365-6072Marsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms367-2158 Abaco Real Estate +6 hse367-2719 Alesias 3 rms367-4460 Ambassador Inn6 rms367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms367-3980 Conch Inn9 rms367-4000 Ds Guest House6 rms 3367-3980 Great Abaco Club + 12 hse367-4151 Island Breezes Motel8 rms367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas6 eff367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas6 cott367-3600 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) 32 effic367-0148Moores IslandMoores Is Bonefish Camp8 rm366-6334Sandy PointOeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort14 rm366-4119 Rickmons Bonefishing 10 rm366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club 365-8500 Island Dreams + 45 hse365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms365-8801Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa365-2222Web Sites with Abaco Informationhttp://www.abaconian.com http://www.abacoinet.com http.//www.abacoinfo.com http://www.abacos.com http://www.go-abacos.com http://www.oii.net http://www.bahamas.com + agents with multiple cottages and houses Rev. Dec 06Town. I would personally like to invite him and have the pleasure of providing the transportation for him during his visit! I think a wheel barrow ride through the town several times would give him a real good sense of the urgency of immediate town road repairs! Also, a little ride heading south on the eroded out of town road with a sudden out of control turn to the left, resulting in a drop of about 20 feet and possibly an unexpected swim in the ocean, might awaken him to the reality of the danger that exists! By the way, he would have to pay his own chiropractic bills. Please note that this letter was written prior to the dissolution of Parliament. A Frustrated Registered VoterDestruction in the midstDear Editor: Last Wednesday, after the weeks of heavy winds often present in The Bahamas during March, the seas were flat and small boating again became possible. Nissien Jones invited us to dive the reefs off Guana, an invitation gladly accepted. After diving several beautiful reefs, using the tie down buoys thoughtfully places there to prevent damage often caused by dropping anchors, we headed toward the beach for a picnic lunch. As is newly experienced every time I go there I marveled at the splendor of the northeastern tip of the island. It has to be one of the most beautiful beaches in The Bahamas. Cape Cod, most certainly, has one to match. It extends a distance of 40 miles running from Chatham to Provincetown. It also has high dune bluffs carved out by the furry of storm seas. Perhaps what makes this Guana tip beach even more precious than the other, besides the colour of the sea, is its western tip, which I would guess is less than one mile in length. Stepping from the sea to the soft sand shore a rush of extreme sadness ripped through my body as I noticed the wooden stairways going up the dunes leading to future multimillion-dollar homes. The Cape Cod National Seashore was designated in 1969. It consists of 44,000 acres. The small cottages, in both number and size, were allowed to stay as long as they remained in the family of the current owners. They could not be sold outside of family for any amount of money. Due to an active group of concerned citizens and a government that had the foresight to protect this great natural beauty for all to enjoy, the zealous short-term greed of developers was stopped short in its tracks. This is certainly not the case on Abaco. We do have a group of active citizens, but without the support of government they are relatively powerless. My parents built the seventh private home in Treasure Cay. It was a very simple twobedroom beach house. Early on families that followed did much the same regardless of the amount of money they had. Either times have dramatically changed or the very nature of those coming here is radically different than before. As one walks the Treasure Cays main beach and Windward Beach, they find many smaller homes that blend into the landscape surrounded by opulent mansions that obliterate the shoreline, destroying the very beauty of this place that attracted their owners here in the first place. The pertinent question we residents and Abaconians might ask ourselves is whos paying for that jet parked at the Treasure Cay airport that is bigger than any passenger plane serving Abaco? Who really pays for the resort at Winding Bay or the multimillion-dollar yacht servicing Bakers Bay? With some trepidation I might say the same of the Bahama Beach Club here at Treasure Cay and the strain it places on an already overburdened sewer system to say nothing of what it looks like from the shoreline. How LettersFrom Page 29 many of those supposed benefits are trickling down to the residents at Cherokee Point and Guana? And, if any, are they worth the way of life cherished by those who have lived here for generations. A way of life that money cannot buy, but can only be lived. I am not saying this is the truth, but it is certainly my truth. It is my opinion those developing Bakers Bay and Winding Bay are here for only two reasons and those are to satisfy overblown egos and fill their pockets with more gold. Their greed and arrogance run amok fueling a feeding frenzy not unlike the one that plagues our Planet Earth. Perhaps, we will all have to suffer until enough gather together to say enough. Bill Durrell RallyFrom Page 2 Rev. Frederick McAlphine; Mr. Kenneth Russell, MP for High Rock; Mr. Edison Key, candidate for South Abaco; Mr. Brensil Rolle; Mr. Tommy Turnquest, candidate for Mt. Moriah; Mr. Robert Sweeting, MP South Abaco; Mr. Alvin Smith, MP North Eleuthera; and Mr. David Wallace, candidate for West End and Bimini. Entertainment was provided by Sweet Emily, Abacos own Nehemiah Hield and Ancient Man.Customs Officers Receive PromotionsBy Jennifer Hudson In a recent promotion exercise, 12 Customs Officers attached to the Abaco Division were promoted to higher ranks. The promotions are as follows: Michael Rolle, Officer in Charge at Treasure Cay, from Senior Customs Officer to Chief Customs Officer. Molly Davis, Carmen Rolle and Melvin Forbes from Grade 1 Officer to Senior Customs Officer. Bridgette Russell (Green Turtle Cay), Eulean Sands (Spanish Cay), Jessel Cash, Deidre Cox-Edgecombe, Calvin St. Remy and Janelle Hield (Marsh Harbour) from Grade 2 Officer to Customs Officer Grade 1. Nya Simmons from Trainee Customs Officer to Grade 2 Customs Officer. Donald Symonette from Customs Guard to Senior Customs Guard. Promotions are retroactive from July 1, 2004. Superintendent of Customs, Mr. Gary Smith, congratulates these officers on their promotions.

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April 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 31 Dive Shops Above & Below, Marsh Harbour.................367-0350 Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour....367-2963 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour............. 367-2787 Froggies, Hope Town................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay..................365-8465 Treasure Cay Adventures.......................... 365-8111 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay.................... 365-4411 Dive Guana............................................... 365-5178 Man-O-War Dive Shop...............................365-6013 Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts Rentals Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals..............................367-2655 B & B Boat Rentals............................367-7368 Bargain Car Rentals..........................367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals....................367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals.......................367-5570 Laysue Boat Rentals.........................367-4414 Pier One Boat Rentals.......................367-3587 Power Cat Boat Rentals....................367-4620 Quality Star Texaco Cars...................367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals.......................367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals...........................367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals.........................367-4887 Wilmac Car Rentals......367-4970 or 367-4313 Green Turtle Cay Bay Street Rentals............477-5300 365-4070 Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental..365-4411 C & D Cart Rental..............................365-4084 D & P Cart Rental..............................365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals.......................365-4119 Loggerhead Boat Rental....................365-5461 New Plymouth Cart Rentals.365-4188 or 4149 Reef Boat Rentals.............................365-4145 Sea Side Carts..................................477-5497 T & A Cart Rentals.............................375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals................365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & bikes.................365-5178 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................365-6059 Island Treasures Cart Rentals...........365-6072 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals.................365-6024 Water Ways Boat Rent..357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals.................366-0292 Cats Paw Boat Rentals.....................366-0380 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 Alison Car Rent.................................365-8193 Cass Carts........................................365-8771 Claridges Cart Rentals......................365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals..........................365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals...............................365-8465 Richs Boat Rentals...........................365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals...........................365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks..............365-8749 Abaco Ferry Service MH/HT One way $15 / RT $20 Children 6 12 half fare, Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:00am 8:50 10:10 12: pm 1:55 3:15 5:10 (Limited Sunday Schedule) Return 8:10 am 9:30 10:50 2:35 pm 3:55 5:50 Marsh Harbour > White Sound 7am 12pm 3:15 Return 7:40 1:10 4:25 Alburys Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm 2 4 5:45 Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 3 4 5 6:30 Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 10:30 am 12:15 pm 2:30*(M-Sat) 4 5:45* Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 3:15* (M-Sat) 4:30 Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn (6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:301:30 pm 3:30 5:45 Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 6:30Same day fare Adult prepaid oneway $16 / Round Trip $22, Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 freeGreen Turtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16Green T Cay to Treasure Cay Airpor t 8 am 9 11 12:15 1:30 3 4:30 T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5New Plymouth one way adult $10 (Children $7) Round trip $15 Extra to some G T Cay docksAbaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25 call for time Pinders Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama Crown Haven, Abaco to McLeans Town, Grand Bah. Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm McLeans Town to Crown Haven return Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm Fare $45 OW / $90 RT Children half fare Call Abaco 365-2356 for information Bus between Freeport and McLeans Town Rental automobiles at both terminals. Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call Sandy Point 366-4119 or Marsh Harbour 367-5250 for sailing dates Adults $95 RT, $55 OW Cars & trucks Islander Express Bus M Harbour & Sandy Point -call 366-4444 or 457-9958 Enovahs Bus Service Hourly bus through Murphy Town, Dundas Town & Marsh Harbour to Ferry dock. Spring City early morning & late afternoon. The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour bus to N Abaco Call 367-2165 Lv Marsh H. 5 am & 12:30 pm, connect with ferry to Grand Bahama & bus to Freeport Lv Crown Haven 9:30 am & 5:30 pm bringing ferry passengers to Marsh Harbour Sandy Point Patrick Roberts .... 366-4286 Nicholas Roberts Derrick Gaitor Ferdinand Burrows366-4133 Vernal Burrows Kendall White Anthony Bain ....... 366-4107 Floyd Burrows ..... 366-4175 Links Adderly ....... 366-4335 Valentino Lightbourne Ricky Burrows ..... 366-4233 Marsh Harbour Jody Albury ......... 375-8068 Terrance Davis .... 367-4464 Buddy Pinder ....... 366-2163 Justin Sands ........ 367-3526 Danny Sawyer ..... 367-3577 Jay Sawyer ......... 367-3941 Man-O-War David Albury ........ 365-6059 Crossing Rocks Tony Russell ......... 366-3259Bonefish GuidesCherokee Theodore Sawyer .... 366-2111 Will Sawyer ............. 366-2177 Marty Sawyer .......... 366-2115 Noel Lowe ............... 366-2107 Randy Sawyer ......... 366-2284 Casaurina Point Junior Albury ............ 366-3058 Budy Pinder ............. 366-2165 Hope Town Maitland Lowe .......... 366-0234 North Abaco ODonald McIntosh..477-5037 Pope McKenzie ........ 477-5894 Orthnell Russell ........ 365-0125 Alexander Rolle ....... 365-0120 Edward Rolle ........... 365-0024 Green Turtle Cay Ronnie Sawyer ........ 365-4070 Jeff Survance ........... 365-4040 Ricky Sawyer ........... 365-4261Visitors GuideRestaurants Services Transportation Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Marsh Harbour Anglers.........................$$$.............367-2158 Curly Tails.....................$$$.............367-4444 Ginos...............................$.............367-2002 Golden Grouper................$.............367-2301 Hummingbird..................$$.............367-2922 Jamies Place...................$.............367-2880 Jib Room........................$$.............367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken.....................367-2615 Mangoes.......................$$$.............367-2366 Pops Place.......................$.....+....367-3796 Sapodillys....................$$$.............367-3498 Sea Shells........................$.............367-4460 Snack Shack....................$.....+....367-4005 Snappas...........................$.............367-2278 Subway..............................................367-2798 Wallys...........................$$$.............367-2074 Dundas Town Mother Merles................$$ Hope Town Abaco Inn.....................$$$.............366-0133 Capn Jacks......................$.............366-0247 Harbours Edge............. $$.............366-0087 H T Harbour Lodge.......$$$.............366-0095 Munchies..........................$.....+....366-0423 Sea Spray.......................$$.........366-0065 Man-O-War Hibiscus.............................................365-6380 Island Treats Snack Bar....................365-6501 Guana Cay Blue Water Grill.............$$$.............365-5230 Grabbers......................$$$.............365-5133 Guana Seaside.............$$$.............365-5106 Nippers.........................$$$.............365-5143 Orchid Bay.........................................265-5175 Treasure Cay Florences Cafe................$ Coconuts............................ Harbour Cafe....................$.............365-8635 Hudsons Delight..............$.............365-8648 Spinnaker Restaurant...$$$.............365-8469 Touch of Class..............$$$.............365-8195 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...................$$$.............365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro...........$$.............365-4200 Green Turtle Club.........$$$.............365-4271 Harveys Island Grill........$$.............365-4389 Lauras Kitchen...............$$.............365-4287 McIntoshs Restaurant....$$.............365-4625 Plymouth Rock Cafe..........................365-4234 Roosters Rest................$$.............365-4066 Sundowners......................................365-4060 Wrecking Tree Restaurant Harbour Caf (ferry dock).$.....+....365-8635 Sandy Point Nancys............................... Pete & Gays.................$$$.............366-4119 Rickmon Bonefish Lodge...................366-4477Everyone reads The Abaconian Please bring errors & revisions to our attention Rev 15 Mar 07 Emergency ServicesPolice Marsh Harbour 367-2560 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935 Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16 Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133 Fire Man-O-War 365-6911 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbou r 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 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..................................Compliments of The Abaconianwww.abaconian.com Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Walkers Cay Walkers Cay -................................. Closed Green Turtle Cay Bluff 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 Service10......F....365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina150......F....365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina...26......F....365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina183......F....367-2736 Conch Inn.................75......F....367-4000 Harbour View Marina36......F....367-2182 Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700 Hope Town Hope Town Marina....16..............366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways.................366-0224 Lighthouse Marina......6......F....366-0154 Sea Spray.................50......F....366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina.75......F....365-0083 Guana Cay Orchid Bay................32......F....365-5175Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Tours & Excursions Abaco Island Tours Marsh Harbour 367-2936 Above & Below Marsh Harbour 367-0350 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour 367-2787 Brendals Dive Green Turtle Cay 365-4411 Excursion boat Froggies Hope T 366-0024 Excursion boat Froggies Hope T 366-0431 Airlines Serving AbacoAbaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ........367-2266 Air Florida Ft. Lauderdale ................................... 367-5599 Air Sunshine Ft. Lauderdale ...............................367-2800 American Eagle Miami....................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud...........367-2095 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach ........................367-3415 Fla Coastal Airlines Vero B & Ft Lauderdale......367-0179 Island Express Ft Lauderdale..........................367-0169Majors Air Service Freeport ...............................367-4826 Southern Air Nassau.......................................... 367-2498 Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale ......................367-0140 USAir Ft. Laud and W. Palm Bch .......................367-2231 Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B. ...............367-4852 Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale ...................... 954-359-0292 Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida Abaco Air .............................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters .......................................... 367-3450 Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers Plus extra for each passengers above two Between Marsh Harbour Airport and : Ferry Dock or Murphy Town to Ammons Dr...........$12 + $3 Bristol Cellers thru A. Beach Hotel or Govt dock thru Dundas Town....................................................$10 + $3 Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyers Market........... $10 + $2 Govt Clinic thru Western Auto ................................$ 6 + $2 Gov. freight dock through Dundas Town................$10 + $3 Murphy Town to Shell Sta.......................................$14 + $4 Pelican Shores to Fran kie Russel house...............$14 + $4 Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house...................$14 + $4 Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house.......$16 + $5 Great Cistern ..........................................................$20 + $5 Spring City ..............................................................$15 + $5 Snake Cay ............................................................$35 + $10 Treasure Cay .......................................................$60 + $ 10 Casuarina Point ....................................................$60 + $10 Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores..........$70 + $ 10 Little Harbour or Cherokee ...................................$80 + $10 Crossing Rocks ..................................................$100 + $10 Sandy Point ........................................................$135 + $10 Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Ab Beach Hotel thru Wallys & Eastern Shore .......$ 2 each Jib Room .................................................................$ 3 each Solomons Super Center ..........................................$5 + $3 Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Govt dock .........................$ 6 + $3 Government Freight Dock .......................................$ 7 + $3 Gov.Clinic, W. Auto or Nat. Insurance..................... $ 9 + $3 Mother Merle restaurant .........................................$10 + $3 Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour Children under three free Caged pets as people Luggage $1.00 each over four, Surf boards $4.00 ea. Between Treasure Cay Airport and: Effective 13 Nov 05Treasure Cay Resort ..............................................$20 + $5 Madeira Park ..........................................................$14 + $4 Green Turtle Cay ferry dock.....................................$8 + $4 Moxy .......................................................................$18 + $5 Bahamas Star farm .................................................$24 + $5 Sand Banks ............................................................$24 + $5 Joes Creek, Leisure Lee ......................................$44 + $10 Black Wood .............................................................$18 + $5 Fire Road & Coope rs Town...................................$37 + $5 Cedar Harbour ........................................................$55 + $5 Wood Cay ...............................................................$60 + $5 Mount Hope........................................................... $65 + $5 Fox Town................................................................$70 + $5 Crown Haven ..........................................................$75 + $5 Marsh Harbour Airport ..........................................$75 + $10 T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour............................. $65 + $10 T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24).......... $18 + $ 5 T C Hotel to Bonefish Marles.................................$22 + $5 T C Hotel to Joes Creek ........................................$35 + $5 T C Hotel to Moxey .................................................$16 + $5 T C Hotel to Banyan Bch Club XX............................ $6 + $3 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport.................. $75 + $10 Points of InterestAlbert Lowe Museum...........................Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibitsGreen Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden.............. Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum.............Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station...............................Hope Town Walk to & swim onMermaid Reef off M Harb. Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole off Treasure Cay farm road H Cafe Open Nights OnlyTo Abaco by land and sea from Florida Take Discovery Cruise Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale or CloudX ferry (866-473-3779) from West Palm Beach to Freeport Bus to McLeans Town Ferry to Crown Haven Bus to Green Turtle Ferry or Marsh Harbour Taxi to Marsh Harbour ferry dock Ferry to Hope Town, Man-O-War or Guana Cay Area code 242 unless noted otherwise* Not on Sundays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes from Crossing Beach Marsh Harbour to Guana Cay 40 minutes Ferry Schedules Departure times shown Daily service unless noted

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VOLUME 15, NUMBER 8, APRIL 15th, 2007Volunteers clean shorelineBy Julian Lockhart Once again the cruising visitors of Marsh Harbour organized a coastal clean up of the Marsh Harbour shoreline. Last years effort was very successful and this year proved to be even more successful. About 30 persons showed up including many boaters. Mr. Niels West conceived the idea last year and wanted to repeat it this year advertising the date extensively. The boaters worked closely with the Ministry of Tourism that is organizing clean-up campaigns in several communities. A number of community members and businesses helped out in Marsh Harbour to clean the coastline from the port to Richs Rentals. Trash was bagged and truckloads of garbage were removed. The volunteers were divided into groups, then given an area of the coast to clean of about 200 yards each. What looked like an easy job at first turned out to be quite strenuous. Litter from bottles, plastic containers, grocery store bags, household garbage, car parts, old lumber and fallen trees were all removed. Truckloads of garbage was cartedBags of trash, truckloads of debris and four boats were raisedArtists signed mural on public display Twelve four-foot panels make up the large mural prominently displayed on Standard Hardware in Marsh Harbour. Promising art students, teachers and community artists painted it under the direction of an artist from Nassau, Mr. Antonius Roberts. A lands caped area adjacent with picnic tables will encourage the public to enjoy this work of art. See story on page 2..Mini hospital is promisedThe Ministry of Health is proposing to build a mini hospital for Abaco. An artists rendition of the hospital is displayed on a sign at the corner of S.C. Bootle Highway and the road to the port. It is expected that the hospital will be built on government property along that road between S.C. Bootle and Forest Drive. Previously, it was scheduled to include an Adminstrative building and a police compound.North Abaco DistrictPolling Division #1 -Grand Cay All Age School, Grand Cay Polling Division #2 Fox Town Primary School, Fox Town Polling Division #3 Teachers Cottage, Cedar Harbour Polling Division #4 S.C. Bootle High, Coopers Town Polling Division #5 Coopers Town Pri mary School, Coopers Town Polling Division #6 Treasure Cay Pri mary School, Treasure Cay Polling Division #7 Amy Roberts Primary School, Green Turtle Cay Polling Division #8 Abaco Central High, Murphy Town Polling Division #9 Abaco Central Pri mary, Dundas Town Polling Division #10 Abaco Central Pri mary School, Dundas Town Polling Division #11 Abaco Central High, Murphy TownSouth Abaco DistrictPolling Station #1 Guana Cay Post Office, Gt. Guana Cay Polling Station #2 Man-O-War Primary School, Man-O-War Cay Polling Station #3 Hope Town Library, Hope Town Polling Station #4 Below Deck, Abaco Beach Resort, Marsh Harbour Polling Station #5 St. Johns Parish Hall Marsh Harbour Polling Station #6 St. Johns Parish Hall Marsh Harbour Polling Station #7 Community Centre Spring City Polling Station #8 Primary School, Cherokee Sound Polling Station #9 Community Fire Station, Casuarina Point Polling Station #10 Primary School, Crossing Rocks Polling Station #11St. Martins Anglican Church Hall, Sandy Point Polling Station #12 Moores Island All Age School, Moores IslandNational Election PollsFront Street yields bags of trashCrews of volunteers were assigned areas of about 200 yards to clean along the shoreline from the port to Richs Rentals. Although the same area was cleaned one year ago, truckloads of debris was collected. Please see Clean up Page 2 By Mirella Santillo In an effort to sensitize the public about child abuse and methods of child abuse prevention, the Department of Social Services organized a series of events during the month of April that has been designated Child Protection Month. The staff wants to encourage children to report child abuse. They are organizing activities to share information and encourage positive parental skills. Mrs. Salomie Gibson, Director of Social Services for Abaco, informed the public about the activities that included the distribution of flyers and the presentation of a video to children in grades 3 to 6 in several schools. Other events included egg hunts in three communities. The eggs each held a message geared to improve the childs selfesteem. Presentations were made at several PTA meetings and two Walk-A-Thons were organized, one in Marsh Harbour and one in Coopers Town. A special church service took place at Change Ministries to emphasize the necessity of worship in family life.April is Child Protection MonthRemember toVote on May 2

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Page 2 The Abaconian April 15, 2007 P O Box AB 21027 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Ph. 242-367-4962 www.landandsearealty.com E-mail: lesliepinder@hotmail.com or leslie@landandsearealty.com Leslie Pinder Regattas of Abaco CONDO 2 bed upstairs / 2 bath, fully furnished, swimming pool, tennis courts, security. $320,000 UNDER CONTRACT Regattas of Abaco CONDO 2 bed / 2 bath, down stairs unit, overlooking Marsh Harbour, fully furnished, swimming pool, tennis courts, security. $320,000 EXCLUSIVE Pelican Shores 2 Prestigious WATERFRONT lots on Pelican shores with deep water frontage and street frontage, already cleared with high and flat elevation. Lots can be sold individually Lot 1 approx 10,000 sq. ft. $569,000 Lot 2 approx. 12,000 sq. ft. This lot includes an in-ground swimming pool with landscaped area. $699,000 EXCLUSIVE, Call for Additional Info HIGH ROCK Beautiful waterfront home 4 bed / 4 bath on two acres of nicely landscaped property, swimming pool, fully furnished, boat house and dock, fantastic views EXCLUSIVE Price upon inquiry P O Box AB 21027 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas www.landandsearealty.com Telephone : 242-367-4962E-mail: lesliepinder@hotmail.com or leslie@landandsearealty.comIf We Dont Have It, We Will Find It!HIGH ROCK 3 bed / 3 bath home, fantastic views of Marsh Harbour, Hope Town and Lub-bers Quarters, 2 car carport, central air, beautifully landscaped lot, Exclusive 1.08 acres, 50 ft. above sea level CALL for INFO EXCLUSIVEApril 1, 2007 High Rock Beautiful home 3 bed / 2 bath, furnished, family room, central air, over 2,000 sq. ft. EXCLUSIVE $710,000 Don MacKay Blvd. Prime commercial property downtown Marsh Harbour, approx 2.5 acres $2.3 million Exclusive Treasure Cay Carleton Landing Condos on the canal Call for info. Pelican Shores Elevated Lot on the Harbour. Great views Exclusive, Call for Info Bahama Palm Shores Lot in Section I Price $41,000 Regattas Units Rentals Daily, Weekly, Monthly Phone: (242) 367-0365 Cell: (242) 357-6638 Fax: (242) 367-2365 Abaco, Bahamas Bill Thorndycraft & Sandra Evans www.AbacoWaterfrontProperties.com A Sandra Evans Company BEST VALUE ON THE WATER! Protected Sea of Abaco dockage, beautiful views, three bed/ 2 bath, two story home, open great room, conservatory-style dining room, wrap-around porch, large deck, shade porch. Also adjacent 1 acre with 100 of water frontage. Offered separately or as one estate. $375,000 and $98,000 respectively. NEW! BAHAMA PALM SHORES: Direct beach frontage $125,000 & $225,000 NEW! BAHAMA PALM SHORES: Atlantic Ocean view $50,000 NEW! GREAT CISTERN CAY: 105 on the Sea of Abaco $195,000 LAST ONE! TURTLE ROCKS: 1 acre beachfront $208,500 away to the dump. Geoffrey Jones of Bakers Bay was shocked with the amount of garbage on the coast. He said, This is the second or third time Bakers Bay has been able to participate in the Coastal Awareness clean-up program. We are all part of the community and the community suffers with the garbage and trash that tends to line the shoreline. I was absolutely amazed at the amount of garbage. Garbage bags were provided by three grocery stores, K & S Auto trucked the trash to the dump, Sunco Builders provided a crane to raise four boats that were sunk by Hurricane Floyd, the Scurvy Few dived up engines, batteries and other debris with a boat from Richs Rentals. That boat also assisted in removing the four sunken boats. Drinks came from Insurance Management and North Rock provided water. The first step was cleaning up and now Ministry of Tourism along with their partner at Friends of the Environment have to Clean up From Page 1 By Mirella Santillo On March 30th a renown artist from Nassau, Mr. Antonius Roberts, came to Abaco at the invitation of the Abaco Art Guild to conduct a workshop for gifted students of local schools, their art teachers and members of the Art Guild. It took barely two days for 30 people to paint a mural. Formed of twelve panels which were to be mounted at a right angle, the end result was amazing: a colorful island landscape. None of the protagonists knew in advance what the subject would be; none of them had worked together as a group before. But through team spirit and the educate the community about the importance of being clean and not littering. Project coordinator from the Ministry of Tourism Bernadette Hall said, As usual it is a disappointment having to go out there and do it again, pick up all the garbage and everything. We are pleased with the support of the communities to do it and we hope with Keep Abaco Beautiful we will have a sustainable program. With the Ministry bringing on the Keep Abaco Beautiful program, hopefully, the message reaches the community of Abaco. One of the first programs that has to be installed is the placement of garbage bins along the coast and beaches, so those who are littering have somewhere to dump their garbage. Abaco sells its pristine beauty internationally and tourists visit the island for its beautiful waters and white sand beaches, but they wont stay long if the litter problem is not corrected.Artists contributed to beautify Marsh HarbourThe artists who assembled at the end of March to paint a mural surprised themselves when it turned out so nicely. The key to the success can be credited to an artist from Nassau, Mr. Antonius Roberts, who supervised the work. He returned on April 21 for the artists to touch up their work and sign the painting. guidance of a master painter, a beautiful scene developed and a work of art was created. Once completed, the mural was moved from New Vision Ministries where the project took place to its final destination: Standard Hardware. That was supervised by Mrs. Marlee Mason and Mrs. JoAnn Bradley and two days later the panels were mounted on the southwest corner of the newly enlarged hardware store. The work was framed, compliments of Standard Hardware. Three weeks later on April 21st the participants met again including Mr. Roberts, who came back to Abaco for the signing of the mural. Pots of paint and brushes awaited the artists to correct scratches and put the last touches to the paintings. Markers were at their disposition to sign their names. For over an hour, many of the young people got absorbed again into the art work, some going over the outlines of the subjects, some adding colors here and there, all having fun, not wanting to stop. People stopped by to admire the work and socialize with each other. The garden corner, landscaped by Standard with palms and ornamentals and furnished with tables and benches, is the perfect place to sit and relax. Enjoy it when shopping at Standard hardware. It is a gift to the Marsh Harbour community from the Art Guild, said Abaco Art Guild s past President, Mrs. Marlee Mason, and also a reminder to the residents of what community spirit and togetherness can achieve.Abaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS! Business Cards Letterheads Flyers Programs

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April 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 3 MARSH HARBOUR #3100WW WW WAA AA A TERFRTERFR TERFRTERFR TERFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT Ten acre peninsula perfect for a marina or small development. Deep water with a dredged canal. $2,500,000.Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.com TILLOO CAY #2723 TILLOO DREAMYY YY YOUOU OUOU OU CC CC C ANAN ANAN AN TT TT T DUPLICDUPLIC DUPLICDUPLIC DUPLIC AA AA A TETE TETE TE THISTHIS THISTHIS THIS AA AA A TT TT T THISTHIS THISTHIS THIS PRICEPRICE PRICEPRICE PRICE 1 bed house with dock on the Sea of Abaco and access to the Atlantic. $300,000.Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.com TREASURE CAY #2516 CROSSWINDSSS SS SEAEA EAEA EA VV VV VIEWSIEWS IEWSIEWS IEWS 4 bed 3 bath 2,800 sq.ft. furnished family home with apartment, central A/C, generator. $820,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298 www.SIRbahamas.com TREASURE CAY #1660 SERENITY HOUSEBB BB BEAEA EAEA EA CHFRCHFR CHFRCHFR CHFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT E E E E ESTST STST ST AA AA A TETE TETE TE 290 ft. of sandy beach, modern 2 storey, 4 bed 4.5 bath 5,600 sq.ft. home on 2 expansive lots. $5,200,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298 www.SIRbahamas.com TREASURE CAY #3079WW WW WAA AA A TERFRTERFR TERFRTERFR TERFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT prime development. 4 acres, four 2 bed 2 bath cottages, pool. Potential as a marina /fishing lodge. $640,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298 www.SIRbahamas.com SUGAR LOAF CAY #2817 PARROT POINTWW WW WAA AA A TERFRTERFR TERFRTERFR TERFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT unique 4.96 acres, private marina, 2 bed 2 bath plus 1 bed 1 bath cottage. Electricity from mainland. $3,500,000.George.Damianos@SothebysRealty.com 242.362.4211 www.SIRbahamas.com www.SIRbahamas.com TILLOO CAY #2724 HUNKALOOSS SS SEAEA EAEA EA TT TT T OO OO O S S S S SEAEA EAEA EA with dock on the Sea of Abaco with a 2 bed 2 bath home plus guest cottage on 2+ acres. $995,000.Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.com TREASURE CAY #3073 MY ISLAND RETREATBB BB BEACHFRONT EACHFRONT EACHFRONT EACHFRONT EACHFRONT 4 bed, 3 bath retreat, cathedral ceilings, wraparound screened-in verandahs. Great views. $1,300,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298 www.SIRbahamas.comStan Sawyer c 242.577.0298 Laurie Schreiner t 242.367.5046 Kerry Sullivan t 242.366.0163 Jane Patterson t 242.366.056904/15/07GREEN TUR GREEN TUR GREEN TUR GREEN TUR GREEN TUR TLE CATLE CA TLE CATLE CA TLE CA YY YY Y COCO BAY LOT #3031 $650,000. BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND BAHAMA CORAL ISLANDLot 58, Block 11, Subdivision 1. #3351 $24,000.Contact Stan Sawyer: 242.577.0298 TREASURE CA TREASURE CA TREASURE CA TREASURE CA TREASURE CA YY YY YHome Sweet Home #3032 $250,000.Contact Stan Sawyer: 242.577.0298. CC CC CONTINUED ONTINUED ONTINUED ONTINUED ONTINUED ININ ININ IN S S S S SECTIONECTION ECTIONECTION ECTION A, P A, P A, P A, P A, PAGEAGE AGEAGE AGE 3 3 3 3 3 MARSH HARBOUR #3467 ABACO HOUSEBB BB BEAEA EAEA EA CHFRCHFR CHFRCHFR CHFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT VILLASVILLAS VILLASVILLAS VILLAS each with spacious fully air-conditioned 3 bed 2 bath. Great views from wide verandahs. $835,000.Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.2143 www.SIRbahamas.com LUBBERS QUARTERS #1851 FLIP FLOPSBB BB BEAEA EAEA EA CHFRCHFR CHFRCHFR CHFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT Very private beach house on 1.19 acres of lush, tropical foliage, sleeps 4 with pri vate dock and beach. $440,000.Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.com TILLOO CAY #3657 FARSIDEWW WW WAA AA A TERFRTERFR TERFRTERFR TERFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT the most unique and desirable property in Abaco. 5 bed 6 bath, hangar and docking for 80 ft. vessel. US$6,850,000.Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.com GREEN TURTLE CAY #3208 TURTLES NESTHH HH HARBOURFRONT ARBOURFRONT ARBOURFRONT ARBOURFRONT ARBOURFRONT estate, cottage, dock, pool, 2.7 acres. $3,800,000. HH HH HARBOURFRONT ARBOURFRONT ARBOURFRONT ARBOURFRONT ARBOURFRONT 2 bed 2 bath, 100 ft. dock permit. $950,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298 www.SIRbahamas.com ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3546 LOT 10 OCEAN VIEWAA AA ATLANTICTLANTIC TLANTICTLANTIC TLANTIC WW WW WAA AA A TERTER TERTER TER VV VV VIEWSIEWS IEWSIEWS IEWS, beautiful elevation, beach access, fabulous surfing, perfcect location for island home. $140,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 www.SIRbahamas.comLUBBERS QUARTERS #3850 SEA WIND $460,000 Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.com GREEN TURTLE CAY #3031 COCO BAYHH HH HARBOURFRONT ARBOURFRONT ARBOURFRONT ARBOURFRONT ARBOURFRONT 115 ft. dredged cannel, 40 ft. dock. Close proximity to resorts and beach. Perfect home site. $650,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298 www.SIRbahamas.comGREEN TURTLE CAY #3208 TRANQUILITYHH HH HARBOURFRARBOURFR ARBOURFRARBOURFR ARBOURFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT Two storey 2 bed 2 bath home with 925 sq.ft. storage. 100 ft. dock permit. Lot 15,000 sq. ft. plus. $950,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298 www.SIRbahamas.comNEW LISTING ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3317 AUNT PATS BAYPP PP PANORAMIC ANORAMIC ANORAMIC ANORAMIC ANORAMIC WW WW WAA AA A TERTER TERTER TER VV VV VIEWSIEWS IEWSIEWS IEWS, superb elevation, deeded dockage in White Sound Harbour, 1/3 acre building site. $495,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 www.SIRbahamas.com NEW LISTING NEW LISTING ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2279NN NN NOROR OROR OR THTH THTH TH E E E E ENDND NDND ND B B B B BEAEA EAEA EA CHFRCHFR CHFRCHFR CHFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT L L L L LOO OO O TT TT T with 120 linear ft. of pink sand. Excellent swimming beach. Build your dream home! $675,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 www.SIRbahamas.com LUBBERS QUARTERS #3785 WILLS PLACE1 1 1 1 1 YY YY YEAREAR EAREAR EAR N N N N NEWEW EWEW EW 2 bed 2 bath home, with vaulted ceilings. Gourmet kitchen. 1,472 sq.ft. of deck and community dock. $520,000.Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.comLUBBERS QUARTERS #3851 SEA BREEZE$345,000 Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.com NEW LISTING NEW LISTING

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Page 4 The Abaconian April 15, 2007 Aisle of Palm Realty.com Aisle of Palm Realty offers a team of professional and trustworthy estate agents to represent buyers and sellers throughout all of Abaco. Contact one of our agents today to get started with a purchase of that dream property or to list with a team that knows how to network.Brent Cartwright, Broker, BRI Phone 367-0080 brent@aisleofpalmrealty.com Brent has 9 years experience in the Abaco market and works closely with his team to ensure all clients benefit from his knowledge and expertise. Rhiannon Thomas Guana Cay Phone 365-5003 rhiannon@aisleofpalmrealty.com Giselle McIntosh Green Turtle Cay Phone 365-4655 giselle@aisleofpalmrealtycom Kristin Williams Mainland Abaco Phone 367-0080 kristin@aisleofpalmrealty.com Maria Silvester, BRI Mainland Abaco and the Cays Phone 367-0080 maria@aisleofpalmrealty.com Junior Mernard Hope Town / Elbow Cay Phone 366-0361 junior@aisleofpalmrealtycom Mikhil Shah Mainland Abaco Phone 367-0080 mikhil@aisleofpalmrealty.comAisle of Palm Realty P.O.Box AB 20900 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ph: 242-367-0080 Fax: 242-367-0081email: brent@aisleofpalmrealty.com website : www.aisleofpalmrealty.com Forest Heights AcademyPTA Planned Spring FlingBy Julian Lockhart The Forest Heights Academys 4th Annual PTA Spring Fling went off with flying colors on March as the PTA raised thousands of dollars once again for the betterment of the school. Hundreds of students, parents and community supporters enjoyed a day of good food, games and fun as the weather proved to be perfect to ensure a smooth day of activities. Children were able to play games, win prizes, lock their fellow classmates and friends in jail or just get their faces painted. Principal Jim Richards said, The PTA puts on the Spring Fling every year as its major fund raiser and then they decide how the funds should be spent for the school. It was a good success this year, and we had a lot of parental support and community support. We had good weather; we had good steaks, and we sold 400 steak dinners. I think it was successful this year because we had such good weather, he added. Despite competing against the final day of the carnival that was giving away toys, the Spring Fling still had a really good crowd. Mr. Richards said the yearly calendar has gotten so full they just have to hope for good weather and strong support for their event. It is not known what the PTA is going to use this years profits for but there has been speculation that Forest Heights is looking into building a pool and proper track on their premises. Mr. Richards said, This is my first year as principal and I definitely worked harder this year. The PTA committee put a lot of work in it to make it a success and it takes a lot of organization. Last year they spent a lot of the money on audio visual equipment for the school and the year before that they bought new computers for the computer lab. So the PTA really decides what the money is spent on, he concluded.Abaco Foreign Language Cadets Win in NassauBy Samantha V. Evans The newly formed Foreign Language Cadet Program on Abaco is an initiative of the Ministry of Tourism started to teach students another language. It can now boast of winning first and second place at the Foreign Language competition in Nassau on March 1st held at the British Colonial Hilton. Winning first place was Shannalee Paul of Abaco Central High School and second place went to Lakera Saunders of St. Francis de Sales School. Both students received a trophy and a certificate. The four students enrolled in this program had to pass a Spanish exam with above average to outstanding scores to be accepted into the program. Once they began the program, the students started preparing for the competition in Nassau. The initial part of the competition required them to create a poster of one of their team mates in Spanish. Once the poster was done, it was sent into Nassau to be judged. The students, Shannalee Paul, Beatrice Altidor, Lakera Saunders and Christina Albury, are the four gifted young ladies in this program representing three schools. The students stated that preparing for this competition was very hard work. They spent many hours practicing and sacrificed weekends and evening studying and preparing for this competition. Once in Nassau they stated that the competition was tough. Shannalee stated that the students were prepared. Seventeen schools were represented. The only language allowed to be spoken in the competition was Spanish. They had to introduce themselves in Spanish and deSchool News Please see School Page 6 Forest Heights Spring Fling included many games of chance or skill, a bouncing castle, cotton candy and lots of food and drink. The day was successful in raising necessary funds for school supplies.

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April 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 5Rt. Hon. Hubert A. IngrahamThe FNM has a record of trust and a history of achievement The FNM has a record of trust and a history of achievement It has been a great honour for me to represent the good people of North Abaco in the House of Assembly for six consecutive terms. I now return to you to seek your support for my re-election to Parliament as your representative for the seventh time. Together we have gone far from childhood here in Coopers Town to Parliament, to the Cabinet, to Leadership of the Government, to retirement, and now to a return to Party Leadership and, God willing, leadership of the Government of The Bahamas for a third time. I am always deeply conscious of the road along which I have taken you, my most loyal supporters, during these past 30 years, from one political affiliation, to no party affiliation, to a new party affiliation where we have found a very happy home in the bosom of the Free National Movement. I have, through these many years, kept your needs and concerns and the needs and concerns of the nation in the forefront of my mind, guiding and directing my actions in public office. I trust that all of you know how important your support has been to me over these past 30 years; you are my inspiration, my anchor and my compass. We still have work to complete. We must complete the unfinished programme of upgrading and modernizing the infrastructure of North Abaco, putting in place all that is necessary to permit and facilitate the orderly growth and development of our communities. And we must improve and expand programmes available to ensure the proper and appropriate education and training of our young people so that they may fully benefit from economic opportunities in our country. More importantly, we must make possible expanded Bahamian ownership in our economy and protect forever access by ordinary Bahamians to prime land and to the sea. And we must protect and conserve out heritage and our culture for future generations. For five years now, our country has suffered from unfocussed, directionless government. The leadership of the present government has proven to be inept and self-interested As a result, so much of the good achieved in our country under FNM leadership between 1992 and 2002 stands to be lost. Today our country stands at the precipice; we must stop the rot in government; we must restore trust and dignity and ethics and good work standards to the very centre of our government if we are to succeed as a great little country in the 21st century. And so I have come to ask you once again to return me as your representative in the House of Assembly. Together we have come far; together we can accomplish much more. And so I ask you once again, to vote for me; to support the FNM and to restore our great party to leadership of the Government. Lets do this for Abaco; lets do this for The Bahamas. Come with us in 2007 as you have so faithfully done over these many, many years. Thank you and may God bless you one and all. Hubert A. IngrahamMessage fromRt. Hon. Hubert A. IngrahamMember for Parliament for North Abaco

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Page 6 The Abaconian April 15, 2007 Well Done Drilling ServicesCall us today for a free consultation! Call us today for a free consultation! Call us today for a free consultation! Call us today for a free consultation! Call us today for a free consultation!Ph: (242) 367-4842 ll ll l Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasWell Drilling: Water Wells, Drainage Wells, Septic Disposal Wells Trenching: Trenching for underground utility services Piling Holes: Piling Holes for home foundations and utility poles planted Excavator Rental: Specialized Excavator Foundation Drilling for home foundations in sand and Excavator Digging BETTY K AGENCIESTo ABACO BAHAMAS Weekly Freight Service between MIAMI, FL., NASSAU and MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO Please Contact Our Customer Service Representativefor Further InformationBetty K Agencies, Ltd. Don MacKay Blvd. P.O. Box AB 20116, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph: 242-367-0593 Fax: 242-367-0594 Betty K. Agencies Ltd. C. Trevor Kelly Bldg. East Street North, P.O. Box N 351, Nassau, Bahamas Ph: 242-322-2142 Fax: 242-322-6089 Betty K. Agencies (USA) LLC 3701 NW South River Drive Miami, Florida 33142 Ph: 305-635-4650 Fax: 305-635-4651 Miami Office Abaco Office Nassau Office scribe their poster in Spanish. Senora Brown stated that the Abaco team got the highest scores and the judges stated that if they had more prizes, the Abaco team would have gotten them all. As part of this program the students visited Green Turtle Cay for a treasure hunt in Spanish and Hope Town where they visited the Wyannie Malone Historical Museum and had the tour spoken in Spanish by Senora Brown. At the end of the program they will go on an all expense paid trip to Costa Rica for a month where they will learn more Spanish as well as how to cook Spanish foods and take dance and Spanish lessons. Their enrollment in the Cadet Program will come to an end as the program caters to students in grade eleven only.Abaco Central High SchoolBy Samantha V. Evans Abaco Central High School received 150 baby chicks donated by Big Bird Farm in March to help the school get their agricultural project under way. Principal Hield sees this as an opportunity to teach the students the process of buying, caring for, slaughtering, selling, and buying more chicks to start the process again. Next to the chicken coop they have a room for processing the chickens when they are fully grown which will be at about eight weeks. Renovations began on the Eastern Campus of the Abaco Central High School which will house the schools technical subjects. The buildings that were badly damaged by hurricanes a few years ago have seldom been used since then but Mr. Hield, with the assistance of BTVI, plans to have the building renovations completed for the September 2007 school year. The buildings will housed the Cosmetology Lab, Hospitality, Electrical Installation, Welding, Carpentry and Business Administration. In September all students in grades 7 -9 will be exposed to all subjects but in grade 10 they will have to choose a concentration for high school.Three attend leadership conferenceBy Samantha V. Evans Ashley Whylly, Molina Jeune, and Henry Mareau were the three students from Abaco Central High School who attended the ConMore School News SchoolFrom Page 4 Twenty-four students were honored at a luncheon at Central Abaco Primary School on March 23rd for being named students of the month. Ms. Beatrice Moxey, vice principal, planned the event to honor the students. Parents were encouraged to purchase gifts to reward their children on this great achievement. Ms. Eunice Mills, principal, congratulated the students and presented them with certificates and pins for a job well done. Please see School Page 8 Agriculture students at Abaco Central High School received 150 baby chicks by Abaco Big Bird to raise. They will care for them until they are eight weeks when they will be slaughtered, cleaned and sold.

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April 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 7 #1852$1,200,000Beautiful home overlooking the Sea of Abaco. Private dock permit already approved. Ideal family hideaway with access to the road to Cay and private water access. 2 of the 4 bedrooms have private quarters and bathrooms. Ideal for entertaining, there is a bar set into the living room and a cosy fireplace to enjoy on those cooler tropical evenings. Wraparound decks are the perfect spot to enjoy the stunning ocean view. # 1946$300,000Spectacular ocean views from this choice hilltop location. Ideal subdivision, on rapidly growing Elbow Cay, 15,190 sq. ft of lush terrain, this immense acreage will give a great return on investment. A must see, as this location is in great demand.West Wind White Sound#3304 $179,900Dont miss this exciting new business opportunity. Part ownership for sale in the Port of Call Marina in Marsh Harbour. Conveniently located close to downtown in a busy tourist area. Call today to find out more! #3338 $385,0002 bed 2 bath one storey home with canal frontage. Hardy panel exterior, concrete base, very well constructed. The interior needs to be completed to the new owners specifications. Decking out back, very private. Brand new, never lived in. This is the Bone Fishing Capital of Abaco. NEW LISTING! #3339 $45,000This large lot is situated in a very nice neighbourhood and is very reasonably priced with much to offer. Approx. 9,000 sq. ft. this ideal family lot backs onto the golf course. Perfect for the single family home. All utilities are already in place. Must see to appreciate value!Marsh Harbour Casuarina Point#3729$720,000In the heart of the settlement of Hope Town is a well established commercial building that has been there for over 30 years and has served the community by accommodating a variety of businesses and shops. The second floor is a two bedroom / two bath apartment which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Great investment!Treasure Cay LotHope TownAbaco Ocean Club 2 lots available each lot priced at $70,000. Only minutes from Marsh Harbour and Elbow Cay, there are two 80 x 125 choice lots available. Identical in size and price, both lots can boast picturesque sunsets and views of the Sea of Abaco. There is soon to be dockage close by. Roads are in great condition and this desirable location is walking distance from the local restaurant. Tahiti Beach is a skiff ride across. # 3456$180,000 Abaco Ocean Club Magnificient lot of 20,040 sq. ft. in an upcoming subdivision of Lubbers. Down the lane you can sit to watch the magical Bahamian sunset.Lubbers Quarters#3390 $100,000 Abaco Ocean Club Beautifully located vacant lot with a magnificient view of the Sea of Abaco and only steps away from the community dock. Ocean View Subdivision$300,000 Spectacular ocean views from this choice hilltop location. Ideal subdivision on rapidly growing Elbow Cay. 15,190 sq. ft. of lush terrain. A must see, as this location is in great demand.Lubbers Quarters Elbow Cay White Sound Alcantara I and Alcantara II are 2 4 bed, 4 bath homes built using the best craftsmanship. Elevated on very high solid concrete bases, overlooking the entire estate with an excellent view of the Bay of Abaco from the wrap-around porch. Alcantara I w/ pool $950,000, Alcantara II $890,000 The Main House on 2 levels is Ekali, a beautiful 3 bed, 3 bath house. The Guest Quarters boasts another 2 bed, 2 bath w/ full kitchen, open dining and sitting room. Just outside the lovely French doors on the sea side is a spacious deck. The existing 60 ft. dock is included with this property. $1,300,000 S et back on a hill Cashmere House is a unique 3 bed, 2 bath home that offers a view of the ocean from every room. This very attractive, well built home sits at the center of the estate and is constructed with aluminum and hurricane proof glass $998,000 Villa San Paulo is a spacious, beautiful 3 bed, 2 bath villa w/ wide, covered decks, ideal for entertaining, just 20 ft. from the sea. Includes a beautiful 27 ft. sea front swimming pool edging the sea w/ a cabana at one end. Stunning views. $1,600,000EXCLUSIVE LISTINGS Commercial Building

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Page 8 The Abaconian April 15, 2007 Frank Knowles Hope Town Cell 242-577-0339 Donna Darville Marsh Harbour 242-367-SOLD (7653)The Abaco Real Estate Specialists!donna@paradisebahamas.com frank@paradisebahamas.comFeatured PropertiesBahama Coral Island Interior lot $18,000 SOLD Bahama Coral Island Sea view, walking distance to beach $30,000 SOLD Bahama Coral Island Walking distance to beach $25,000 Bahama Coral Island Walking distance to beach, 2 bed, 1 bath with extra lot. $150,000 Yellowwood Hillside lot, fantastic views, near Cherokee and Winding Bay Starting at $76,000 Treasure Cay 2 bed, 2 bath cottage with views of creek, on large lot. $200,000 Treasure Cay Condo 2 bed, 2 bath, A/C, turnkey, with pool $640,000 RENTAL Marsh Harbour Hilltop with view of Sea of Abaco, 2 bed, 2 bath $2800/month Shop our lisings online atwww.ParadiseBahamas.com April 15, 07 Seascape 3 BR 3 BA ocean front home on extra wide Windward Beach homesite. Garage and new furniture $1,620,000 NEW LISTING Sea Cliff, 3 BR 3 BA luxury residence, within steps of beach, professionally decorated. $1,220,000 Mariners Cove 1509 Town House, 2 BR 1 1/ 2 BA, direct harbour view in desirable 1500 building. Fully furnished, includes garage. $365,000 NEW LISTING Royal Palm 2 BR, 2 BA Marina front condo, fully furnished, with boat slip. Tropical decor $575,000 Helen's Point, Galleon Bay Waterfront 4 BR, 3 BA Home, Sea of Abaco views $1,560,000 Beach Villa 685 2 BR, 2 BA, steps away from pool and beach $275,000 UNDER CONTRACT Razzall House, Treasure Cay Beach 4 BR, 3 BA Ocean front, fully furnished with excellent rental history. $1,735,000 Parker Place, Galleon Bay, spacious 4 BR waterfront home with beautiful Sea of Abaco views. $995,000.000 Treasure House, Ocean front 2 BR, 2 BA Island decor, top-sider villa overlooking gigantic lagoon pool $579,000 Royal Palm 2 BR 2 BA on marina with beautiful fu rnishings and boat slip. $562,000 Bahama Beach Club 3 BR, 3 BA $705,000 UNDER CONTRACT Anchorage Estates Lots 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 $834,949 UNDER CONTRACT John Cash, B.R.I., C.R.S. Licensed Real Estate Broker Certified Residential SpecialistPO Box 22212 Treasure Cay Abaco BahamasApril 15, 2007 Bahamas: 242-477-5056 USA: 843-278-0277 Fax: 242-365-8508 Email:jic@oii.net www.johncashrealty.com ference of Youth Leaders (COYL) in Nassau March 15-17 under the theme Effective Leadership for the 21st Century The conference was hosted by BTC and held at the College of the Bahamas. The moderators for the conference were Carson Gray from L.N. Coakley High School in Exuma and Molina Juene from Abaco Central High School. They were chosen based on their leadership skills displayed throughout the day. The guest speaker for the opening ceremony was the Minister of Youth, Sports and Housing, the Hon. Neville Wisdom, who motivated and encouraged them to continue striving for excellence. The second day was filled with lecturers on Effective Leadership, Conflict Resolution, Promotional and Marketing Skills and other topics by persons from the business community including Mr. Lionel Elliot Executive Director of Junior Achievement Bahamas. They learned about some of the challenges of the 21st century especially poverty. The final day was for group activities and presentations by the youth leaders. They had to present speeches on their career choices, goals and what they learned from this conference. Molina Jeune received the Leader of the Year award and will be given a trophy for this honor. All students will receive certificates of appreciation in the mail. The students described the conference as very educational, interactive and filled with fun activities. They look forward to more leadership conferences to continue to educate themselves to become effective leaders of tomorrow.Girls Reading Challenge awards studentsSamantha V. Evans The girls reading challenge was held during the month of February under the theme Love, Happy Endings and Relationship Thirty-eight girls entered with hopes of reading the most books and writing a book report on each one so that she could win the top prize. Nakdot Etienne from grade 5 read the most books and wrote 160 book reports. The second place prize went to Shavante Simms from grade 4 with 127 book reports,. In third place was Aleaga Knowles with 122 book reports and fourth place went to Robin Young from grade 5 with 115 book reports. Grade 5 received the prize for the Reading Counts Class Challenge sponsored by Scholastics. That class wrote 117 book reports. The following classes received certificates of participation for their involvement in the class challenge: Grade 4 with 38 book reports, grade 4 with 27 book reports, grade 6 with 26 book reports and grade 6 with 25 book reports. Both events were hosted by the schools Library DeMore School News Three students, Ashley Whylly, Molina Jeune and Henry Mareau, attended a leadership conference in Nassau. After the first day, Molina Jeune was chosen to be one of two moderators because of her leadership qualities. SchoolFrom Page 6 Please see School Page 10 Central Abaco Primary School held a girls reading challenge and 38 girls entered the competition. These are the girls who finished. The top girl was a fifth grader who wrote reports on 160 books.

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April 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 9 Green Turtle Cay, Coco Bayvacant lot, beach access, 9000 sq.ft. -$89,000.00 (NEW LISTING) Green Turtle Cay, Island Reachvacant lot,16,390 sq.ft., 106 on Sea of Abaco, Beautiful views & sunsets. $450,000.00 (NEW LISTING) *Long Beachvacant lot,1/4 acre in size, beach access, $50,000.00 (REDUCED) Casuarina Pointvacant lot in quiet community, 10,000 sq.ft and situated across from the canal.-$80,000 *Sand Banks -Canal property, small home, mature fruit trees. Very private. Lots also available Call for details. *Bahama Coral Islandvacant property in Bahama Coral Island, financing available-Call for details. April 15th 2007 .Bahama Palm Shores -#5670 3 bed, 4,876 sq ft island home on 2 acre lot with 220 of beachfront, generator and pool. $995,000.00-Call Mailin Green Turtle Cay-1.6 acre beachfront lot located on the most beautiful beach on the island. Approx. 130 on the beach and 560 deep. $820,000.00 Call Chris .ManjackCay -10 acres sea to sea. Beautiful beachfront at both sides.& protected anchorage. Great development property Offered at$2,000,000.00 Call one of our agents today. www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com Turtle Rocks-Multi family lot, 27,507 sq.ft., power & cable to boundary, beach access, $85,000.00 Yellowwood-2H-# 548437,368 sq.ft., featuring 184 on the Atlantic rocky shoreline, minutes away from Winding Bay. $265,000.00 Call Mailin .Bahama Palm Shores #5742-Beachfront lot 200 x 416 Offered at US$550,000.00 Or split lot in half 100 x 416 Offered at US$300,000.00 Call Mailin .Treasure Cay-#5740 Beachfront 2 bed/2bath villa with a "Lagoon" style swimming pool. Offered at $636,000 Call Chris. Chris Farrington, BRI Sales Associate Member of the Abaco Multiple Listing Service Green Turtle Cay, Abaco Ph# 242-365-4695 chris@coldwellbankerbahamas.com Lee Pinder Cherokee Sound, Abaco Ph# 242-366-2053 lee@coldwellbankerbahamas.com Mailin Sands Sales Associate Member of the Abaco Multiple Listing Service Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph.# 242-367-2992 mailin@coldwellbankerbahamas.comGTC Beach House #5777-3 bed/3 bath w/ loft. 2 bed/1bath below. Wrap around porches, generator, water maker,central A/C. 1.6 acres. $1,850,000.00 Call Chris Lubbers-#5617-Vacant lot comprises 10,094 sq.ft and is one lot in from the Sea of Abaco. Offered at $99,500.00-Call Mailin .Green Turtle Cay, Big Bluff-#5878 1/2 acre + waterfront lot, ideal lot for house & dock-Offered at $476,000.00-Call Chris NEW LISTING Bahama Palm ShoresVacant lot, approx. 1/4 acre in size, two blocks from the beach. $30,000.00 Call Lee Two side by side vacant lots, $30,000.00 each-Call MailinUNDER CONTRACT EXCLUSIVE Casuarina PointLeisure Lee-#5739 A lovely 3 bed, 2 bath canal front home. Features 57 dock and over 17,000 sq.ft of property. Common Beach Access $790,000.00-Call Mailin REDUCED .Man-O-War Cay # 5509bed/ 3bath, two story home near Atlantic Ocean. Upstairs loft, 17.5 KW generator, outdoor patios, basement,manicured lawn. $750,000.00-Call Mailin Yellowwood-#5427Incomplete 1bd/1bth home24,621sqft. Great starter home! $135,000.00-Call Mailin UNDER CONTRACTGreen Turtle Cay-#55322bd/2 bthbeach house on Bita Bay. Central A/C,fully equipped kitchen &more. Great rental history-Offered at $995,000.00 Call Chris NEW PRICE .Yellowwood Creek Lot 1-Hilltop Lot with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, the world class Abaco Club Resort and the gorgeous three mile Winding Bay Beach. Comprises approx. 0.75 acres.-Offered at US$195,000.00 Lot 3-Waterfront Located on the rocky shoreline, this lot comprises just over anacre with approx. 175 of waterfront & has unobstructed view s of the Atlantic Ocean. It adjoins lot 4, which is also available. Electricity is near both lots. Offered at US$312,000.00 Lot 4-Waterfront This lot is just over an acre & covers approx. 175 of rocky shoreline. Unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean. Offered at US$300,000.00 Call Mailin Green Turtle -#6023-Perched on a spectacular sea view lot, this 2,300 sq. ft. 3 bed/3 bath house is tastefully furnished & has a dock, swimming pool & large deck. Built in 2006, the front of the island-style home is graced with a veranda and framed in shade trees. It is equipped with high speed internet, an integrated sound system and a 1,000 gal per day water maker. The home is located near beaches & charming resorts. Offered at $1,265,000-Call ChrisNEW LISTING This CBS 3 bedroom 2 bath home features 1,600 sq.ft of living space. It was built in 1999 and very well-kept. Located across from the community boat ramp. Also features 1x 6 v.joint cypress ceilings, ceramic tiles and utility room. Being sold furnished. Priced to sell! $299,000 Call Mailin 4.673 acres, approx. 600 ft of harbour front in Pelican Shores area with a deep water dock. Property features main residence, several guest cottages and more US$4,500,000-Call Mailin .under contractLeisure Lee-#5366 This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is tucked away in Leisure Lee and offers privacy and tranquility. Features about 1,600 sq.ft of living space. Also features his and hers closets and a spacious en suite master bath. Open floor plan makes it easy and fun for entertaining family and friends. The large wrap around screened in porch adds charm and makes outdoor entertaining easy as you enjoy the gentle island breezes. Community beach access is only minutes away. Why rent when you can own your own home?! -Call Mailin

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Page 10 The Abaconian April 15, 2007 In Loving Memory of Stanton Chea 1970-2005To Those I Love and Those Who Love Me When I am gone, release me, let me go. I have so many things to see and do. You mustnt tie yourself to me with tears. Be happy that we had so many years. I gave you my love, you can only guess How much you gave to me in happiness. I thank you for the love you each have shown, But now it is time I travel alone. So grieve awhile for if grieve you must, Then let your grief be comforted by trust. Its only for a while that we must part. So bless the memories within your heart. I wont be far away, for life goes on. So if you need me, call and I will come. Though you cant see or touch me, Ill be near. And if you listen with your heart, youll hear, All of my love around you, soft and clear. And then, when you must come this way alone, Ill greet you with a smile and say, Welcome Home.From your brother Steven, Beverly, Dominique and Family and Friends NOTICE IN THE ESTATE OF EVERETTE ARCHERa.k.a. RICHARD EVERETTE ARCHER a.k.a. EDWARD EVERETTE ARCHER a.k.a.EVERETTE RICHARD ARCHER late of Dundas Town, Abaco, The Bahamas, deceasedNOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any claim or demand against or interest in the above Estate should send same duly certified in writing to the undersigned on or before 30th April, 2007, after which date the Executrix will proceed to distribute the assets of the Estate having regard only to the claims, demands or interests of which she shall then have had notice AND all persons indebted to the above Estate are asked to settle such debts on or before 30th April, 2007.V.M. LIGHTBOURN & CO. Attorneys for Executrix P.O. Box AB-20365 Bay Street, Marsh Harbour Abaco The Bahamaspartment under the direction of Mrs. Coral Johnson.International Day CelebrationBy Samantha V. Evans While other schools celebrated Commonwealth Day, Abaco Central High School celebrated International Food Day when they recognized the various cultures represented within the school. The theme for the event this year was Celebrating Cultural Diversity Nine countries were the focus of the morning assembly: Argentina, Guyana, Bahamas, Haiti, U.S.A., Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, France and China. The ceremony began with the flag ceremony as well dressed students representing the above mentioned countries paraded before their peers to the rhythmic sounds of Junkanoo Music. It was most interesting to hear students read the welcome in English, Spanish, and French, paying homage to the diverse cultures represented amongst the schools student body. Mr. Hield, principal, told them that the importance of the days event was that they recognize that even though they are from different nations, they are still one people. Mr. Robert Sweeting brought remarks telling the students that he was very moved by the recent fire in the More School News Please see School Page 11International Food DayNine countries are represented at Abaco Central High School. On International Day the school highlights the food, culture, dress and music of these counries. The food is sold, providing the teachers with funding for needed supplies. Some of the students wear dress of their native countries. Mud. He used this as an opportunity to teach his grandchildren about sharing and caring. He encouraged the students to not become selfish but rather share what they have with each other. After program the guests viewed the decorated rooms and could purchase food from various cultures including Costa Rica, Argentina, the Bahamas, Guyana and The United States. Two classroom were decorated to represent those things indigenous to each of the above countries such as their music, food, ancestral history, crafts, dress, and athletes. Mrs. Martha Smith gave a lesson on Bush Medicine to those who expressed an interest and told them the various uses of the plants.Easter Egg HuntSamantha V. Evans On March 30 the students of Central Abaco Primary School took part in an Easter Egg Hunt at various times during the day. The hunt was set up so that all children were able to find at least one Easter surprise throughout the day. The hunt was a fund raiser of School From Page 8

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April 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 11LEEWARD BEACH ESTATE Trident/Turquoise Seas You cannot be more on the beach than in this special home. Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus storage. Vast deck oceanside with widows walk. WOW! MLS $2,500,000 + 7.5% closing Cross Winds Split level CBS home extra large lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private. Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2 bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/ dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1 bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus! Plus! MLS $820,000 + 7.5% closing WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES Dream Point Special CBS split level home located on a corner lot near The Point with two choices of direct beach access. Upper level has master bedroom with ensuite bath plus two guest bdrooms and bath. On the split level there is the main entry into a large open living/dining area, modern well-equipped kitchen. All rooms open onto a wrap-around partially covered deck overlooking the garden. Ground level has an extra large garage/ workshop with lots of storage. EXC. $996,300 FGS ROCK POINT Pilot House special unique location with a commanding, enviable view of the Sea of Abaco. Water front home, 2 storey, CBS/ frame. Upstairs master and guest bed, 2 baths, large living/ dinning/ open kitchen; lower level 1bed / 1 bath, 2 car garage plus 1 car/boat garage. MLS $1,160,000 + 7.5% closing Apartment four-plex, 2 storey CBS building, each level has 2 full apartments with 2 bed, 1 bath, living/dining/kitchen. Great rental investment. MUST SEE! EXC. $400,000 FGS Brokers Anne Albury Marcellus Roberts Sales Associate Everett Pinder(242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay SpecialistsTreasure Cay has one of the world's best Beaches, Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information We not only sell here, we live here and love it.Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: info@treasurecayrealestate.comMember NEW STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come inassorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and stuff. EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS CONDOMIUM DEVELOPMENTS 1. CARLETON LANDING Newest opportunity Canal front condo and cottage units with available boat slips Starting at $680,000 +14%closing 2. PALM BAY Townhouse units in protected harbour with boat slips Phase One SOLD OUT Phase Two COMING SOON 3. THE COTTAGES Now the newest oceanfront development on Treasure Cay beach com prising individual luxury units Starting at $750,000 + 14% closing 4. BAHAMA BEACH CLUB Luxury condominium project on Treasure Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / onsite pool and many other features Starting at $825,000 Plus 14% closing 5. ROYAL POINCIANA TOWNHOUSES with onsite pool and tennis, newly completed luxury townhouse units directly on Treaure Cay Beach totalling 3 bed/ 4 1/2 baths plus loft bedroom/ den Ground floor garage, 2 bed/ 2 bath with ocean front patio First floor open concept living / dining/ kitchen plus master bedrom suite, all ocean views with patio/ balcony Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view $1908,000 + 14% Closing MARINERS COVE Townhouse condos with on-site tennis and heated pool Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath, fully fur nished, never rented, extra feathures. MUST SEE EXC $351,000 + 7.5% closing TREASURE LANDING Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished, direct beach access. EXC. $514,250 FGS ROYAL PALM Canal Front Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool 2 bed / 2 bath lower unit, 16 wide slip, includes golf cart and 22 boat EXC. $553,500 FGS TREASURE HOUSE Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/ pool/waterfall. Good rental potential. Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home. MLS $636,000 + 7.5% closing Unit #9 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home MLS $575,000 + 7.5% closing BAHAMA BEACH CLUB Resale condos available in first completed project. Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite potential. MUST SEE PROPERTIES. Upstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den / op tional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully furnished. EXC. $882,000 FGS Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/ optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully furnished with many extra features including garage and Ford Taurus $1,002,000 FGS ATLANTIS Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool Bldg 1 Lower unit 2 bed / 2 bath, 15 wide boat slip, includes car. Newly decroated. MUST SEE EXC. $500,000 FGS Bldg 4 Downstaris end unit 2 bed / 2 bath, totally redone, 12 wide slip EXC. $435,600 FGS SAND DOLLAR Unit #3 Ocean front, downstairs 2 bed/2 bath, fully furnished. $640,000 FGS ROYAL POINCIANA Ocean Front Condos with on site pool and tennis 2 bed / 2 bath downstairs end unit with wrap-around deck. Never rented. Fully and tastefully furnished. Special must see unit. EXC. $665,500 FGS OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION Special garden location near pool, 2 bed / 2 bath. Great rental unit with many repeat guests EXC.$369,000 FGS Second row beach with direct ocean access. Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special features. MUST SEE EXC. $553,500 FGS SANDPIPER BEACH Lacey Daze Spectacular 4 bed/ 3 1/2 bath CBS home with panoramic ocean views and direct beach access from every room but one via decks and patios. The main house has living/ dining/ kitchen/ master bedroom suite, two guest bedrooms with bath, powder room, double garage and utility/ workshop area. Included with its own entrance is a private 1 bedroom/ 1 bath apartment with an open living/ dining/ kitchen with its own deck. Many features. MUST SEE. EXC. $2,220,000 FGS GALLEON BAY DRIVE Gramling House newly built, 2 storey home located on Galleon Bay canal with a 45 dock. Upper level has 4 bed/ 2 bath. Open living/ dining/ kitchen. Lower level has 2 bed/ 1 bath, laundry room plus covered open boat/ car storage EXC $907,500 FGSFor details and pictures visit our web page at http://www.treasurecayrealestate.comVACANT LOTS AVAILABLE Ocean front properties Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd. Sand Piper Beach Sunrise Point Beginning at $1,250,000 FGS Canal Front Beginning at $290,950 FGS Rock Point Waterfront, bulkheaded Beginning at $293,225 FGS Golf Course / Interior Beginning at $60,000 FGS ABBREVIATION CODE EXC Exclusive listing FGS Full gross or all-inclusive price MLS Multiple Listing List price plus buyers closing UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACTthe schools drama club.School Wins Three TrophiesSamantha V. Evans March 30th was an exciting day for three students of St. Francis de Sales School as they took home three trophies for placing in the Rotary Club Speech Competition. The principal and staff were excited that their school had once again been recognized for producing winners. The following three students received trophies for doing an great job in this competition: primary school Aisha Jones, grade 6, won third place; junior school Olessia Simon, grade nine, won first place; and high school Brittany Archer, grade 12, won first place.Field trip was to churchesBy Samantha V. Evans March 28th was an exciting day for the Please see School Page 14 SchoolFrom Page 10 More School News

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April 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 13FOR A STRONGER SOUTH ABACO VOTE GA RY SAWYER, PLP V OTE GARY SAWYERThere are two kinds of people in this world; those who watch things happen and those who make things happen. Residents and friends of South Abaco, my brothers and sisters, we have reached the crossroad of change, and it time that we make something happen. South Abaco is full of good coaches, but it will take a bunch of interested players to claim our fate. I am a willing team player and I trust that you are, too! Therefore, seeing as we are all those who make things happen, lets bridge our efforts together by voting Gary M. Sawyer for a stronger South Abaco. Over the last twenty years, many of you have gotten to know me through my business involvements throughout Abaco, demonstrating the ability to establish and operate a number of successful businesses with honesty and integrity. I believe, therefore, that God has given me the opportunity, and with your support, I can serve South Abaco in a more meaningful way. Let me assure you that the same level of energy, discipline and commitment that I have applied to my businesses, I pledge the same as your next Member of Parliament for South Abaco. Many schools in Abaco have been refurbished, and there has been the construction and enlargement of additional classrooms. Hope Town, Sandy Point, Crossing Rocks and Moores Island have all benefited from these upgrades. Through the course of the past five years, Abaco has experienced the largest deployment of teachers to our island. Further to this educational development, the extension of BTVI and COB has been instituted on the island to ensure that Abaconians are properly trained to meet the demands of this steady economy. The Government also sympathized and saw the need for better health care and the good people of Grand Cay are now the recipients of a new clinic. Marsh Harbour now has a twenty-four hour ambulance service with trained EMTs which has been provided through the Ministry of Health. For the first time in Abacos history the Government of the Bahamas through the Ministry of Housing has initiated a housing program which was so desperately needed. The Ministry of Works has also embarked on many infrastructural upgrades which include the rebuilding of docks and sea walls for the protection of our coastlines and the construction of new boat ramps and roads. The implementation of a new waste management system is proving to be a great environmental success as some of the Abaco cays are already the beneficiaries of this program. It has brought about a significant reduction in the burning of hazardous waste material and very soon all of Abaco will benefit from a proper waste management system. The Government through BTC has made tremendous technological improvements with the implementation of its fiber optic cable network. This has allowed them to offer revolutionary products like GSM and Blackberries and will soon be offering additional products and services to the general public. The Water and Sewerage Corporation has made the quality of life better through their improvements. There have been several extensions to water mains and reverse osmosis systems have been installed. Sandy Point is also the beneficiary of a modern water storage facility. After many years of neglect to Youth and Sporting programs in Abaco, we once again have an Abaconian with the responsibility for the coordination and implementation of these activities. The Government has also embarked on the refurbishment of existing sporting facilities and works have already begun on the Spring City community park, which is the first of such upgrades. The long awaited and promised for Marsh Harbour airport by the former administration that made much talk and gave a solemn commitment to Abaconians that they would construct a modernV OTE GARY SAWYERFOR A STRONGER SOUTH ABACOVOTE GA RY SAWYER, PLPfacility was never realized. At last the wait is over! After a long and tedious process with engineers and consultants, and intervention by our Prime Minister, to ensure that the residents of South Abaco will get what they rightfully deserve, work has begun. As your next Member of Parliament on May 2, I will begin immediately with an aggressive approach to ensure that the many programs that we have envisioned will be brought to fruition in the shortest possible time. As all of you know, I am a man of action and have always been a believer of not putting off tomorrow what can be done today. I commit to you, my family and friends, that I will work tirelessly on your behalf to bring about the following that will positively affect each and every one of us. I will ensure the timely completion of the Marsh Harbour International Airport with a state-of-the-art terminal Once the necessary approvals have been granted for the mini hospital that is presently before the Marsh Harbour Town Planning Committee, I will endeavor to work towards its completion in the shortest possible time. The additional satellite clinics for South Abaco that are in the final stages of approval will also be brought about during my tenure as your representative with the inclusion of proper staffing. For many Bahamians the dream of owning their own homes will be made an even greater reality as more land will be available for the common man and not just a selected few. Also there will be additional subdivisions created throughout South Abaco. I will see to it that proper road renovations are continued in our towns and settlements. Additional schools will be constructed in South Abaco. The Water and Sewerage extension program will be afforded to those communities that have not been affected as yet. I will seek consultation from the churches and community leaders on matters of importance to our communities. These are only a few of the many goals I intend to pursue once I am elected to office. I am commited to the advance and development of Abaco. Many of you can attest that I have always been ready and willing to assist through Gods blessings whether in hurricane relief, youth and sports organizations (marching bands, school programs, educational scholarships), medical assistance, cultural activities (regattas, homecomings, junkanoo), churches and other religious organizations. Over the last five years much has been done, and yet there is much more to accomplish. Every island has benefited from the progressive initiatives of this administration. Because we are one Bahamas, the Government has shown no partiality in sharing the economic pie and Abaco is no exception. Due to investor confidence and the financial policies of the Government under the leadership of the Right Honorable Perry Gladstone Christie, employment is at an all time high. As the sun will set upon this day, it will rise tomorrow with hope, knowing that the ear of our good leader rings with the voice of the people. I hear your cries and I am willing to take them away. This is not the time to be wayward; we must continue our plans for a brighter future for all Abaconians because with this vision we cannot perish. It is said that in this world a man must either be an anvil or a hammer but I beg to differ. Why, you may ask? It is because together we are determined to break new grounds in achieving our vision of a more productive Abaco, hammering our ideas together.ALL HANDS MUST BE ON DECK! FORWARD EVER! BACKWARD NEVER! THERE CAN BE NO TURNING BACK!VOTEGARY SAWYER PLP

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Page 14 The Abaconian April 15, 2007 students of grade two of Central Abaco Primary School as their teachers took them learning on the road. This project was the Religious Knowledge field trip. The students had an active day as they visited six churches. The first stop was at the Seventh Day Adventist Church where Pastor Leonardo Rahming greeted them and spoke to them on the topic Young People and Music Making the Right Decisions He told them that music is very powerful and it can be used for good or bad but that God created music to be good. Pastor David Cartwright at the Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel had a great program planned for them. Since it was close to the Easter season, he told them the Easter story using his puppet friend, Elias, a Bible character. He told them the Easter story beginning with prophesies in the Old Testament. He then told them about the birth, life, teachings, death and resurrection of Christ. At New Vision Ministries Pastor Derek Benjamin spoke to the students on the topic Why Should Children Be Involved in Church Activities He told them that this pleases God and gives Him the opportunity to speak to them like He did David and Joseph. God will also show them the direction for their lives or their lifes purpose. He told them to honor the two greatest commandments which are to love God will all their heart SchoolFrom Page 11 School News For the second year the grade six teachers with the support of First Caribbean Bank hosted Its Academic at Central Abaco Primary School. Teachers, students and the staff of First Caribbean started preparing for the series of competitions since January of this year. Each week the students met to practice Math, General Knowledge, Social Studies, and Science. The finale was held on March 28th at the school when staff of First Caribbean Bank along with their manager, Ms. Iris Henchell, held the competition. The Blue Marlins were in first place with 375 points; second place Yellow Elders with 332 points; third place Grouper with 300 points; and fourth place Flamingos with 288 points. Please see School Page 15 These offerings are subject to errors, omissions, change of price or withdrawal without noticewww.bahamasrealty.bsemail: abaco@bahamasrealty.bs I Tel 242-367-3262 I Fax 242-367-3260 YOUR FIRST CHOICE IN BAHAMIAN REAL ESTATE GUANA CAY GUANA CAY LYNYARD CAYCROSSING ROCKSBAKERS HEIGHTS CASUARINA POINTGUANA CAY BAHAMA PALM SHORES TREASURE CAY BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND BAHAMA PALM SHORES PELICAN SHORESMARSH HARBOURBUSTIC BIGHT OFFICES IN OFFICES IN OFFICES IN OFFICES IN OFFICES INAbaco Nassau Exuma Eleuthera Long Island Harbour Island #10181: 3bd/2bths : $375,000This super home is nestled in the heart of the settlement, surrounded by lush specimen foliage, a winter garden and well maintained lawns. Panoramic views are enjoyed from the widows walk and porches.#10350: 2bd/1bth : $160,000Situated in the heart of the settlement, this cottage presents a multitude of opportunities for the imaginative buyer. Could transition well into a vacation or rental cottage. Steps away from ferry dock.#9297: Acreage : Serious InquiriesBordering the Sea of Abaco with Atlantic to the east, this expansive parcel boasts 77 fabulous acres, includes high elevations, dense native coppice, numerous coconut palm trees and white sand beaches.#9510: Residential Lots: $160,000Greenland Bay. Gorgeous, unspoiled beach front, dazzling white sand, rolling grassland interior. Parcels encompass 100 to 200 ft on the beach. Only one parcel may be sold in each instance at above starting price.#562105: Acreage : $1,360,000Prime development property located 11 miles north of Marsh Harbour on Queens higway. Features wooded rolling terrain with hills of up to 30 in elevation. Great potential for development.#562299: 3bd/2bths : $359,000Bright and sunny, sturdy concrete family home, just steps from the beach. 1,472 s.f. of living space, tile floors, crown molding. Perfectly suited for family or retirement home.#562031: Residential Lot : $349,500NEW! Gorgeous Atlantic Ocean front home site. Located adjacent to the Orchid Bay development with elevated rocky shore and beach. Densely vegetated with natural coppice and native trees.#10202: Acreage : $350,000Gorgeous, generously-sized home site on Eight Mile Bay beach. Approx. .85 acres of nicely elevated land thickly treed with native hardwoods and coconut palms. Wonderful views, wide sugar sand beaches.#562353: Residential Lot: $85,000Lovely, oversized multi-family residential lot in popular Anchorage Estates. Close to beaches and all amenities the resort and community offer. Invest in the future!#9935: Residential Lot: $24,000Lovely, homesite of approx. 10,000 sq.ft. with high elevation and views of the sea on the west of Abaco and the South side. Conveniently located just 3 miles north of Marsh Harbour.#562174: Acreage: $1,500,000Green Cay is a nature lovers paradise. Situated just 1/2 mile off the west coast of Great Abaco Island. Perfectly suited for private retreat, bonefishing resort, etc.#562133: 3bd/2bths: $347,000Fully furnished, with all new appliances and cabinets. Ideally located on quiet road, but close to Marsh Harbour. Excellent investment for rental or family home.#8928: 4bd/2bths : $422,000Secluded home, located directly across the lane from Eight Mile Bay and its gorgeous beach. Rooftop deck enjoys the best views of the area. Room to expand and add personal touch.#562332: 3bd/3bths : Executive RentalSpacious family home located on prestigious Pelican Shores. Long term lease only, references, first, last and security required. Lease pricing on request. UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT NEW PRICEApr 1Y 07 cmyk

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April 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 15 Sales Team of Ed & Cindy Newell James Moir BrokerABACO ESTATE SERVICESREAL ESTATE SALES VACATION RENTALSPrime Real Estate Listings Throughout AbacoMembers Bahamas Real Estate AssociationWe Exceed Client Expectations!Phone: (242) 365.8752 Cell: (242) 577.6570 www.abacoestateservices.comTREASURE CAY (Ref #483) Elegant & luxurious 4 bedroom, 5.5 bath Ocean Blvd. Estate approx. 6,900 s/f, on 1.6 acres with 153 on the beach, landscaped, fully furnished, high ceilings, marble floors, 2 car garage, includes vehicles. $4,900,000. Tradewinds (Ref # 589) Luxurious 1 acre beachfront estate 4 bedroom 3.5 bath main house on T.C. point beach plus 3 bedroom 3 bath 2 storey guest house. Spectacular views, superior architectural design and finishes throughout, fully furnished. $4,575,000. "Peace & Plenty" "Trident House" Treasure Landings Brigantine Beach CondoApril 15, 2007(Ref #655) Fully furnished 2 bed, 1 bath end unit overlooking marina/harbour. Complex offers pool and tennis courts, close to beach, restaurant and shops: $317,900. (Ref #455) 1 bed, 1 bath fully furnished ground floor poolside unit. Mariners Cove offers pool, tennis courts, laundry facilities, on site management, good rental potential. $200,000. Flamingo Drive Lot 66 (Ref #558) Large residential lot situated on a quiet Flamingo Drive cul-de-sac, an ideal home building site, all utilities, including electricity, water, telephone, Cable TV & DSL access available at the lot line. $66,000. Residential Inland Lot (Ref #442) Choice residential lot on paved Flamingo Drive, located just one block from Ocean Blvd.10,000 s/f & 80 on the road. All utilities are available at the property boundary including TV & DSL. $45,000. Beach V illa 504 A & B(Ref # 743) Two 1 bedroom 1 bath adjoining Garden Villas, each with full kitchen and living, excellent rental history as individual or combined units. Sold Together, furnished, turn key $380,000.Galleon Bay Home Canal Lot 206 (Ref #597) Cleared 11,242 s/f lot with 171 feet of bullheaded seawall, views of Treasure Cay and the Sea of Abaco. All utilities available. $265,000. Elevated Canal Lot (Ref #704) Located on deep water canal with 104 of protected frontage, 10,400 s/f, all utilities available, near beach access, quiet residential community $299,000. LITTLE HARBOUR (Ref #347) 2.2 acres, sea to sea, total 280' water frontage, ideal for boat dockage in protected Little Harbour, large natural cave. Reduced Price $608,000. TURTLE ROCKS (Ref #361) 3 bedroom 2.5 bath beach front home built in 2000 on 1.18 acres with 102 on the beach, very private area, fully furnished. $755,000. GUANA CAY (Ref#368) 2 adjoining lots, harbour front road location, across from the public dock, total frontage 161 feet, MARSH HARBOUR (Ref#493) Select residential lot in Great Abaco Club, 7,750 s/f in size, finger dock for 25 vessel, direct access to Sea of Abaco, gated community all utilities available, use of all resort amenities, close to restaurants, shops, etcReduced $299,000. GREEN TURTLE CAY Beau Soleil (Ref#662) Beautiful 4 bed 5 bath Beachfront Estate Main House, Guest House and Apt. total 3,634 s/f on 0.878 acres on White Sound with 120 dock, fresh water pool 173 beach frontage, great elevation, magnificent views, furnished. $2,975,000. (Main House & Apt. also available separately) Oceanview Home (Ref#693) Newly built 4 bed, 2.5 bath, fully furnished 2 storey colonial style, 3,000 s/f + 300 s/f covered porches, residential neighborhood, beach access, lar ge lot, ocean views. $778,000. Sea View Elevated Lot (Ref#684) Hilltop 0.405 acre parcel in planned residential community of Island Reach, perched high on White Sound Bluff, one of the highest elevations on Green Turtle Cay, over looking the Sea of Abaco, $725,000. BAHAMA PALM SHORES ABACO CLUB AT WINDING BAY (Ref#727) Spectacular 1.1 acre estate lot overlooking the 18th hole with superb elevation & magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean. Easy access to the clubhouse and amenities. $3,015,000. Just Off The Beach (Ref # 771)Attractive, fully furnished, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,244 sq. ft. home just one block from Treasure Cay Beach $345,000. Joe's Creek Vicinity Lot 15 ( Ref# 567) 2.139 acres on highway with 50 ft. elevated ridge & 956' depth. Ideal for private residence or small subdivision, electricity & telephone available. $149,700. Canal Front Home (Ref # 124) 2 bedroom 2 bath fully furnished home, open living/kitchen. 50' bulkhead & dock on deep water protected canal, close to beach. Reduced Price $348,000. Atlantic Oceanfront Parcel (Ref#746) Approx. 1 acre residential parcel with 154' of elevated shoreline on Atlantic Ocean, near Orchid Bay community, great ocean views. $395,000. Windward Beach New Home (Ref# 780) 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,500 sq. ft. new home with 106' of seawalled sandy beachfront, steps to beach and sensational Sea of Abaco views. $1,150,000. Beach Lot (Ref # 590) Located on Leeward Beach near the T .C. Point with 136 of fabulous beach frontage, views of Green Turtle Cay, total of 28,700 s/f, ready for construction, all utilities available, quiet & secluded Cul de sac. $1,330,000. Ocean Blvd. Beach Lot (Ref # 585) Prime location with 140ft on magnificent beach, total of 1.37 acres, partially cleared, all amenities at lot line. $1,215,000. Restaurant For Sale (Ref # 781) Fully equipped & furnished 2,818 sq. ft. restaurant located at Treasure Cay highway interection. Situated on 26,136 sq. ft. parcel. Seating capacity of approx. 70. Great location catering to Treasure Cay community. $517,000. Lot # 2 "Argyll House" "Final Approach" Beach Villa 507 (Ref # 782) Newly renovated, 2 bed, 2 bath villa. 1,150 sq. ft. tastefully furnished, plus 592 sq. ft. exterior patios. Many extras, 5 minute walk to beach, close to marina, shops and golf course. $490,000.Please contact us for additional details on this sampling of our featured listings or for information on our other prime proper ties throughout AbacoTwo Bedroom Mariner's Cove Mariner's Cove Unit 1401 One Bedroom Mariner's Cove Treasure Cay Beach Lot (Ref # 654) Prime elevated parcel of 12,800 s/f with 118' of pristine beach frontage in protected cove. Fully cleared, all utilities available, superior sea views. $1,480,000. Gal leon Bay Canal Lot (Ref #422) Prime Canal Front cleared lot totaling 10,295 s/f and 88' + of protected canal water frontage situated on the wide expanse of picturesque Galleon Bay, quick access to the Sea ofAbaco. $350,000. LEISURE LEE "Double Eagle" (Ref # 757) 3 bed, 3 bath, plus loft, fully furnished home on 11,619 s/f canal front parcel. 95' sea wall, 68' fully serviced, deep water dock. 2,500 s/f living space, recently renovated. Underground utilities. 250' from beach access. $776,000. Waterfront Property "Turtle's Rock" Two Commercial Lots Lot # 8: $299,000. Lot # 9: $349,000. Sea View Lot with Dockage Atlantic Ocean Beach Front Parcel (Ref # 714) 45,343 s/f parcel with 100' beach frontage on fantastic 8 mile beach. Electricity available at road boundary. Ideal for permanent residence or vacation home. $349,000. Inland Lot Near Beach (Ref # 756) Large 13,000 s/f lot near white sandy Atlantic Ocean beaches, native vegetation, Good road access. $38,000. (Ref # 503) Splendid 7 bed, 4.5 bath 2 storey, fully furnished Ocean Blvd beachfront estate, situated in 1.453 superbly landscaped acres with 163' of spectacular beach frontage, magnificent views, covered balconies, superior finishes, guest cotage, ideal location with privacy. $3,800,000. (Ref # 601) Canal front 2 storey, 5,500 s/f 6 bedroom, 4.5 bath private home on large property, 100' private dock, 6' depth. Recently renovated, fully furnished, 4 car garage $2,625,000. (Ref # 317) Superb 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath fully furnished, 3,500 sq. ft. beach front home. Sensational beach & ocean views, many extras. $2,500,000. (Ref # 745) 3 bedroom, 2 bath single storey, 1,550 sq. ft. canal front home, fully furnished, located on elevated landscaped lot, carport & garage, deep water dock with boat lift. Includes van & golf cart. $1,148,000. (Ref # 600) Newly constructed 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,300 sq. ft. luxury condominiums, close to beach, marina, restaurants & shops. Superior finishes, fully furnished. Financing Available $495,000. (Ref # 369) 2 bed, 2.5 bath townhouse with ocean views, just steps from the beach, furnished, rental history. $458,000. Atlantis Condo # 2209 (Ref #770) Elegantly furnished & well maintained 2 bed, 2 bath 2nd level condo, vaulted ceilings overlooking Brigantine Bay. Includes boat slip & finger dock.for 32' boat. $549,000. No Problem (Ref #718) 2 bedroom 2 bath Villa, fully furnished, close to beach, shops, restaurants & marina, furnished, screened lanai,extra storage, central A/C. $3 99,000. "Home, Sweet Home" (Ref # 784) 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,240 s/f fully furnished home situated on 13,500 s/f lot close to beach. Adjoining lot also available. $268,000. (Ref # 454) 2 bed, 1 bath fully furnished, two level poolside unit within view of Trasure Cay Marina & just a 5 minute walk from Treasure Cay Beach. Can be combined with listing # 455 to make a 3 bed/2bath with open living area. $317,900. Please see School Page 28 and to love their neighbor as themselves. After lunch Pastor Silbert Mills of Friendship Tabernacle spoke to them on The Role of the Pastor He told them that the pastor has to know the Word of God and must always be honest and truthful. He told them that he loves what he does especially since he knows that God called him to this role. At Grace Baptist Church Bishop Clifford Henfield More School NewsThe Ministry of Tourism has a Foreign Language Cadet Program that offers selected eleventh grade students a concentrated foreign language course. Four Abaco students are in the program studying Spanish and took first and second place wins at a competition in Nassau. They are shown here with their coach. School From Page 14

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Page 18 The Abaconian April 15, 2007 Tel: 367-4760 / 577-0232 SPECIAL FREIGHT RATEMarsh Harbour 367-0140 Treasure Cay 365-8660 Ft. Lauderdale 954-359-8266 North Eleuthera 335-1696 Governors Harbour 332-3340 Rock Sound 334-2795 Las Casa Soleil is recently renovated, luxurious 3 bedroom 4 bath waterfront prperty with 32 foot pool, overlooking Brigantine Bay within the prestigius residential gated community of Treasure Cay, Abaco. Las Casa Soleil features 187 feet of deepwater seawall on a wide cove of Brigantine Canal and is situated just 3 minutes from the spectacular Treasure Cay Beach, rated One of the Top 10 Beaches in the World by National Geographic. This is one of the best first class turn key properties on the market today.242.365.8101 or 305.433.7577eMail: gerhart@oii.netwww.lacasasoleil.com Private sale $1.9mLa Casa Soleil Plant Fair in Treasure CayFriends of the Environment held a very successful Native Plant Fair at the Community Center in Treasure Cay on March 31st. The purpose of the event was to encourage the planting and cultivation of native plants. Native plants not only require less water, they also hold up better on the long term in the sometimes harsh, salty environment of The Bahamas and provide an important food source for local and migratory birds. Lindsey McCoy, Executive Director of Friends, spoke about other programs the organization is undertaking and a great deal of interest was expressed in extending a recycling program in the area. Eleanor Phillips, Director of the Nature Conservancy Bahamas Country Program, spoke about the dangers of invasive plants that can crowd out natives, leaving a landscape that would be dominated by only a few plants. Hawaiian sea grape, casuarina, Brazilian pepper are the main culprits on Abaco. Martha HannahSmith, an expert on Bush Medicine, spoke about the uses of various natives to an appreciative audience of around 70 people. Thanks to support from the Great Abaco Nursery, a native plant was given to everyone who attended as a reminder to plant native. Beautiful rain barrels that can used to capture rain water to water plants and lawns were auctioned by Al Shew to benefit Friends. Local artists Marjolein Scott, Keats Whitcraft and Sally Rayner designed gorgeous rain barrels, and Guana Cay artists Kim Tiernan and Shawn Roberts took the idea to the next level, transforming their rain barrel into a fountain! To see more pictures of the event visit www.tcpoa.com. Friends would like to thank all who attended and to Uli Nowlan and Gretchen Balch for helping to promote the event.North AbacoBy Vernique RussellFNM walk-a-thon and breakfastThe Free National Movement held a walk-a-thorn in North Abaco on April 7 that began at Fire Road and ended at Ingrahams Park in Coopers Town. FNMs supporters from all over the island came together in support of the event. Energized party supporters took the street by storm and fired up the street with party pride. Upon completion of the walk, breakfast was served. The event was also a great time for fellowship among the party supporters. In respect of Holy Week, Party Leader and Member of Parliament for North Abaco, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, did not give any speeches or make any remarks. However, the North Abaco Branch of Torch Bearers and the FNM Senior Association expressed thanks to everyone who supported the event. On hand for the event were Mr. Ingraham and family, Mr. and Mrs. Edison Key and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sweeting. Hats off to Mr. Gary Smith, Torch Bearers President for North Abaco, and Mr. Leon Pinder, Chairman Senior Association, and their teams for a job well done.Fund raiser is successfulThe North Abaco Summer Festival and Power Boat Race Committee hosted another very successful Holiday Beach Party Fund Raiser on Easter Monday. Abaconians came from near and far to show their support for another Summer Festival and Power Boat Race to be held on July 19 22. This will be the 2nd Annual Summer Festival and Power Boat Race. The Holiday Beach Party Fund Raisers which began as an effort to raise funds last year have grown to be very popular and exciting.Treasure Cay Primary Inter-House Sport DayThe Treasure Cay Primary School held its Annual Inter-House Sport Day on March 28 and 29. With the school being divided North Abaco News George Hallahan and Al Shew carry the rain barrel created by Kim Tiernan and Shawn Roberts to Peggy Larders car, who purchased the barrel at the Treasure Cay Plant Fair sponsored by Friends of the Environment. Please see North Page 20 BF225 225 hp, V6, 4-stroke outboard Exclusive Honda design offers incredibly quiet operation Smooth, powerful acceleration Best 3-Year limited outboard warranty in the industry 24-valve, SOHC VTEC design PROVENAlways wear a personal flotation device while boating and read your owner s manual. 2007 American H onda Motor Co., Inc. We offer complete service on all Honda outboards and take pride in providing the kind of customer satisfaction that you expect from Honda. The Reliabilitys Built In Master Marine & Cycle Marsh Harbour Tel: 367.4760/ 577.0232

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Specializing inCarpets, Vinyl, Linolium, Installation of carpets available! Patio Furniture and Accessories for the home.NOW OPEN, in the Old C&A Building beside Lowes PharmacyOpen Mon Frid: 9:30am 4:00pm Closed Sat. & Sun.Telephone : 242-367-0541 Up to 3 daily flights between Fort Lauderdale and Marsh Harbour/Treasure CayOn twin-engine Cessna 402c aircraftFort Lauderdale International Airport Ph. 954-359-0380, Fx 954-359-7944Marsh Harbour 242-367-0169 Treasure Cay 242-365-8741islandexpressair@yahoo.com Out Islands Finest Vacation Homes Waterfront Properties New Marina Rentals & Sales1 Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Chris & Peggy Thompson, Proprietors Phone 242-366-0224 Fax 242-366-0434 into three team houses that represented three former Governor Generals, Cash, Darling and Butler, the fight was on to see which house would be the best and finish first. At the end of two exciting and competitive days the house that won bragging rights for one year was the Mighty Cash that was followed by the Butlers and then Darlings.Residents receive assistanceFollowing the command to feed the less fortunate and give hope to the broken, Pastor Bridgette Mills, Mrs. Shiela Lightbourne and others organized a food drive to assist residents in need in North Abaco. From Sand Banks to Crown Haven residents received food bags and boxes filled with food items. Special boxes were prepared for diabetics and those on medication. Over 120 boxes in total were distributed and residents were extremely grateful for the food. If you are interested in assisting or making donations to the food drive, your offers will be kindly appreciated. The effort does not have any religion affiliation but is the joint effort of neighbors helping neighbor. Everyone is invited to be a part and lend a helping hand.Election is drawing nighElection 2007 will be held on May 2nd and is quickly creeping upon us. There are only a few days left before we go to the polls. Abaconians, please lets be civilized and respectful towards all, regardless of their choice. It is their constitutional right to exercise their judgement in selecting that candidate and party that they think is best for them. We must graduate from the days when politics divided us and move on up. Please, Abaconians especially North Abaconians, lets make this short election campaign time as peaceful as possible. After May 2nd we still have to live under the same sky in the same communities and attend the same churches; therefore, let us grow up and display sound judgement and behavior during this election season. Remember, the election only comes around every five years, but we have to live amongst each other every day. Please, lets help make this election as peaceful as possible.Nomination DayApril 13th was Nomination Day throughout the Bahamas. Nomination Day is the ratifying of persons anticipating as candidates in a national election in accordance to Article 47 of the Constitution. Throughout The Bahamas over 100 candidates made their way to their respective constituencies to make the financial declaration of their assets and liabilities in order to be nominated. Here in North Abaco four candidates were nominated; two are representing political parties and two are running as independent candidates. First to the Administrator Office in Coopers Town to be nominated was PLP candidate, Mr. Fritz Bootle. He and a group of supporters marched from the party headquarters chanting the song, I have drawn the line and am going with the PLP all the way. Determined not to turn back, supporters cheered Mr. Bootle on as he came from Administrator Theophilus Coxs office and indicated that he is an official candidate in the race. A motorcade that began at the Treasure Cay entrance led by North Abaco MP, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, made its way to the Administrators Office for nomination. Joined by scores of his supporters, Mr. Ingraham presented his paper work which, after being approved, made his nomination official. Following his nomination Mr. Ingraham addressed party supporters, firstly thanking them for their support over the past 30 years. He expressed his appreciation and described his supporters as wonderful. Following Mr. Ingrahams nomination was that of Independent Candidate Cay Mills. He was also accompanied by supporters and finally emerged from the Administrator Office with his receipt in his hand signifying that it is official. However, Nomination Day took an unexpected twist when a fourth candidate came to be ratified. 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April 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 21 Located at Abaco Beach ResortFull Service Dive Center Friendly Professional StaffScuba Diving, Snorkeling, Island Hopping, Sunset Tours Private Charters, Air Fills, Sales and RentalsAbaco 242-367-0350 US 321-206-9197 www.AboveAndBelowAbaco.com 2,3,4&5Bedroom BeachfrontRentalsTreasure Cay, Abaco, BahamasPhone: 242-365-8500 Fax: 242-365-8501www.BahamaBeachClub.comTollFreeReservations:800-563-0014 18HoleGolf Course,Tennis,BoatRentals, Scuba,IslandTours,Shopping&More!Best Beach in the CaribbeanCaribbean Travel &Life Magazine LUXURYCONDOMINIUMS contest the North Abaco seat is Mr. Norman Claridge. All candidates have been given the stamp of approval and the race to the finish lin has began. May 2nd will be the day to complete the race.23 complete straw courseThe BAIC office congratulated the 22 persons who recently completed the Straw Craft course in Green Turtle Cay. The instructor for the workshop was Mytle Munroe. The straw craft course was held on April 12 April 21st. An official North Abaco News NorthFrom Page 20 graduation will be held later.Ladies ConferecneThe New Hope Baptist Church in Mount Hope will host its Annual Womens Conference on April 24th 27th at the church. Guest speaker for this event will be Bishop Ricardo Grant of Universal Household of Faith on Grand Bahama. This years conference will be held under the theme Women of Faith and Determination The public is invited to attend nightly at 7 p.m. Subscribe toThe AbaconianTo Keep up with All the News of the Island

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Page 22 The Abaconian April 15, 2007Oceanfront land with high rock bluffsCoconut groves, unobstructed views to Africa Hurricane Hole dock slip included Deeded Right of Way to North Beach Cabana Club and the infamous Cannon Reef Minutes to bonefish flats, boiling holes, sea park Cannon deck on north beach Marlin, tuna, wahoo and dolphin fishing Cast your fly, then cast your fish in bronze at the Johnston Art Foundry SchoolAncient Volvo burial ground for Pirates of the Caribbean TreasureLynyard Cay 100 ft. water front lots from $95,000 242-366-3503 pete@petespub.comBy appointment only References required In-house builder only Petes Pub ClubRLHYC, 1964 Little Harbour, AbacoPeter Johnston is offering land for sale to selected members only Boats equipped with:VHF Bimini Top Cooler Anchor & Lines Compass Dive Ladder Life Jackets Paddle Flares Flashlight Fire Extinguisher First Aid Kit30 Boats to Choose From All Meticulously MaintainedOur Customers Get Extra Attention W eekly Rates: 26 Paramount$1295 23 Albury Bros$1015 22 Boston Whaler$ 945 20 Albury/Hydra$ 910 18 Privateer$ 665Rates do not include gas Open 7 days 8am 5pmLocated in Hope Town & Marsh Harbour Call (242) 367-2513 Fax (242) 367-2516 www.seahorseboatrentals.com FAST RELIABLE SERVICE New ferry serviceBy Jennifer Hudson Abaco Ferry, a new ferry service, began operating between Marsh Harbour and Elbow Cay on March 24 providing competition for the established Alburys Ferry Service (in business for 49 years). The new scheduled passenger ferry service runs between Marsh Harbour, Hope Town and White Sound with departure locations at Crossing Beach dock (beside Alburys Ferry) in Marsh Harbour, the upper dock in Hope Town and across from the Fire Station in White Sound. Presently, the ferry is operating only one boat but soon, with the arrival of more boats, it will expand its service to ManO-War, Great Guana and Scotland Cay. By next month Abaco Ferry plans to have a fleet of five or six boats. Rates from Marsh Harbour to Hope Town and from Marsh Harbour to White Sound are $15 one-way and $20 roundtrip. From Hope Town to White Sound the cost is $5 dollars one-way and $10 round-trip. Round-trip tickets are good any time. Children under six ride free and children aged six to 12 pay half price. Charter prices are available on request. A ferry schedule is available from the ticket booth at Crossing Beach. The ferrys 42-foot boat is enclosed and fully air-conditioned. The owners state that their vessels will all be clean and well maintained and offer unmatched passenger safety and comfort features such as twin engines, radar and GPS satellite navigation systems. They meet all Bahamian and U.S. Coast Guard certifications. This new, modern boat covers the journey from Marsh Harbour to Hope Town in just 15 minutes. The owner/operators of Abaco Ferry, the Sherwood Simms Family, are native Abaconians as are boat captains Ryan Williams and Ivan Curry. President is Ms. Bernadette Hepburn, oldest daughter of the family who presently also holds the post of Human Resources Director at the Abaco Club on Winding Bay. Office Manager is Tasha Mills. The ferrys motto is Service with a smile and the family vows to treat our guests in the happy and cheerful manner for which the people of Abaco are so well known. Whether youre a local resident commuter, veteran Out Island traveller or first-time Abaco visitor, our goal is to make your ferry ride a relaxing and enjoyable experience. A grand opening at which people were treated to refreshments, music and free Tshirts, was held on March 23, the day before ferry service officially began. According to the ticket clerk, business so far has been good, especially with the tourists. Though the schedule is not yet lined up for workers, some workers have already been using the ferry. But with the arrival of more boats plans will be made to better accommodate the workers schedule. The ferry is running an Abaco Ferry Loves Me contest as a way of saying thanks for your support and it gives customers the chance to win $100 just by wearing an Abaco Ferry T-shirt around town. Each week one person wearing the ferry T-shirt will be selected. The winners picture will be posted Friday on the ferry and the person simply needs to present him or herself to the captain by the following Friday to win the $100. For those persons who did not receive a free T-shirt at the Grand Opening, T-shirts may be purchased on board at any time.Mother Merle celebrates forty years in businessBy Mirella Santillo On May 24th the popular Dundas Town restaurant, Mother Merles, will celebrate its 40th year in business. Since 1967 the owner, Mrs. Merle Williams, has been catering to locals and tourists alike, all enjoying her genuine Bahamian recipes. Mother Merle was sitting down, incapacitated now by diabetes, but still wanting to be involved in the running of the restaurant she founded. Her two daughters, Shirley Lockhart and Angela Cornish, were busily seeing to the preparation of the evening meal. Mrs. Cornish explained that she and her sister had been involved since the very beginning. I was 11 years old when the restaurant opened, she explained. Mother was the main cook, but we helped and served the guests. We spent all our lives working here, she added. The business endured in spite of family tragedy and hurricane damage, especially Hurricane Floyd. When one of her sons was electrocuted a few years ago, Mother Merle started to suffer health problems and the restaurant became carry-out only. Then two years ago, two of her grandsons, Javon and Julian Black, moved to Abaco and got inPlease see Central Page 23 Central Abaco NewsThis is the first boat in service for Abaco Ferry providing service between Marsh Harbour and Elbow Cay. The boat docks at the old ferry dock at Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour loading and discharging passengers off the bow.

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April 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 23 Man-O-War HardwareNon-Corrosive HardwareAn Extensive Selection ofBrass, Stainless & MonelBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel BoltsStainless SteelHurricane Clips#1 LumberPlain & Pressure TreatedPine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyInterior, Exterior & MarinePLYWOOD For quotes or information Call Walter Sweeting ll ll l Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, BahamasPh: (242) 365-6011 ll ll l Fax (242) 365-6039 Daily Service Marsh Harbour l l l l l Treasure Cay Daytona Beach l l l l l Melbourne l l l l l Ft. LauderdaleRegardless of the destination, Please Call Us Today to quote Your Next Trip at:1-242-367-4852 or 1-242-365-8852(Marsh Harbour Terminal) (Treasure Cay Terminal)1-800-852-0275 (U.S. Only) (386) 423-1773 Fax (386) 423-1774 E-mail: flyvintage@aol.com CHECK OUR WEBSITE BEFORE YOU PLAN YOUR NEXT TRIP STARTING FT. LAUDERDALE SERVICE APRIL 1, 2006 CentralFrom Page 22 Central Abaco Newsvolved in the family business, giving it a rebirth. The dining area was restored, the place revamped and reopened with a full menu. Mother Merles is open Monday to Saturday for what she calls The Deli, which serves hamburgers, cheese burgers, Bahama wraps, fried wings and rotisserie chicken. The full menu of steak, conch, fish, pork chops or chicken with side orders is available on Monday and then from Thursday to Saturday. Every Wednesday you can enjoy a party in the backyard with rotisserie chicken, barbecued ribs or wild boar. Prices at Mother Merle are reasonable with the steak dinner being the most expensive item on the menu. So for a taste of wholesome Bahamian food and friendly Bahamian hospitality, dont forget to check The B&L Plaza, owned by Mr. William Swain, will have five office/ retail spaces as a second floor to his existing building. Construction started the middle of March and Mr. Swain is working toward June occupancy. The structure is built of steel studs, topped by a metal roof. The outside walls will be finished with Hardy planks. The construction is supposed to withstand winds of 175 mph. Each space will be finished, ready for occupancy with laminated floors, acoustic ceilings and fire retardant dry wall. Each section will have its own bathroom. There will be a porch with balcony railing running along three sides of the building. As of the end of April, Mr. William Swain said that he already had a waiting list of prospective tenants for the space. Mother Merles in Dundas Town.Coffee Shop OpensBy Julian Lockhart As one steps through the door, taste buds immediately start to water as the scents of French vanilla, cinnamon, spices and pastries waft through the air of Caf La Florence in Marsh Harbour. A touch of class awaits patrons as they enter the elegance of a New York style caf amidst the hustle and bustle of downtown Marsh Harbour where one can grab a latte, cappuccino or espresso anytime during the day. If it is a nice, healthy lunch that appeases the taste buds, then you can choose from a selection of salads, sandwiches, pastries and home made soups that will Please see Central Page 23

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Page 24 The Abaconian April 15, 2007 During an EMERGENCY When time is of the essence we give you: FAMILY PROTECTION PEACE of MIND FINANCIAL SECURITYRates for a company payroll deduction plan. Single RateFamily Rate MASA MEMBERSHIP:$22.50 Mthly$32.50 Mthly $ 5.20 wkly$ 7.50 wkly Family Membership$360.00 annually* Single Membership$240.00 annually* *Plus a one-time $60.00 administration feeOn Abaco Call Justina Winder Hm (242) 367-0333 Cell (242) 559-8539There are many different ways in which a person can pay, please contact me and I will be happy to sit and discuss the various payment plans that MASA has. Member benefits include the following at no additional cost: Emergency Air Transportation Medically staffed aircraft are on standby 24 hours a day for members in the contiguous United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas Ground Ambulance MASA will arrange and provide medically necessary ground ambulance transportation for a member to and from a medical facility. And if emergency air transportation is utilized, to and from an air ambulance. Ask about the many other benefits such as: Transportation home Escort transportation (space permitting) Mortal remains transport Minor children return Organ retreival Student card And many moreWeekends see sporting activitiesBy Mirella Santillo The last weekend of March was busy with sporting events. While a dart competition was taking place at Russells Sports Bar for the National Masters qualification, Youth in Action played basketball at the Ocean View Park on Friday and Saturday for inter-island championships. On Sunday the regular soccer games took place at Murphy Town Park. The dart competition started on Friday evening and lasted till midnight. The players met again on Saturday for several hours., taking a break between rounds to enjoy a Bahamian food buffet. Five women and 10 men played five rounds against each other in round robin format to amass points. Similar tournaments were taking place at the same time on New Providence and Grand Bahama so the results could be compiled and compared. The top players on each island qualified for the National Masters Tournament. These top 16 men and top eight women will participate in the National Masters Tournament which will be held on Abaco at Humming Bird Restaurant on May 4th and 5th. Our local players came out with honors from the tournament. When all the points were totaled up between the three islands, three ladies from Abaco, Angela Russell with 67.5 points, Faith Sawyer (Abaco Dart Associations President) with 35.5 points and Lenora Pinder with 30 points, and five men, Myron Albury with 145 points, Lloyd Deveaux with 134 points, Donald Burrows with 131.5 points, Shane Sawyer with 118 points and Dwight McDonald with 116 points, had made the National Masters Tournament. We will follow their performances on the first weekend of May. In soccer action on April 1st the K & Q Stars played the Steelers in the first game of the afternoon. The K & Q won 3 -0. During the second game two of the new teams competed against each other, Hope Town Show Stoppers winning against the New Stars 3 to 1. At present the Show Offs are on top of the league leading 22 points, followed closely by Abacom United with 21 points and the K & Q Stars in third position with 20 points. On Easter Sunday the first round of the Knock Out Cup took place between the two top teams, the Show Offs and Abacom United, in the first game and between the Medics and K&Q Stars in the second game. Please note that in the last article about the Dart Association we mentioned that Mr. Malcom Spicer was the President of the Abaco Dart Association. This is incorrect. Mrs. Faith Sawyer is the President and Mr. Spicer, the Secretary. Mr. Spicer also holds the titles of Secretary General of the Caribbean Darts Organization and President of the World Dart Federation, Americas Region and in that capacity is the organizer of the Americas Cup.Youth in Actions basketball camp at Camp AbacoBy Mirella Santillo On the weekend of March 23-24 Youth in Action held a basketball camp at Camp Abaco. Approximately 40 boys aged 10 to 16 from all over the island participated. They came from Treasure Cay, Coopers Town, Murphy Town, Dundas Town and Crossing Rocks. Coach Godfrey Rolle accompanied his group from Treasure Cay; Mr. Stretch Morley and Mr. Chris Smith also acted as coaches and chaperons to the children. The camp was aimed at improving basketball skills and developing a spirit of camaraderie between the various communities. The boys were divided into mixed teams, playing with boys from other settlements. The teams played against each others during several games starting Friday evening and continuing all day Saturday. Because it was too cold ,the boys were not allowed to swim but they were treated to a movie and took part in a church service held by Youth Pastor Rudy McKenzie from Full Gospel Assembly of God. A package deal comprising accommodation and food had been provided for $50 per person by Camp Abacos Director, Rev. Stafford Symonette.Little League StartsBy Julian Lockhart The Abaco Little League Association got off to a swinging start on April 14 as they started with 22 children of varying ages with their first clinic at the Murphy Town playing fields. Little League baseball is played throughout The Bahamas with teams on various Family Islands and finally Abaco has an association. In time leagues will be started in different age groups, competing against each other. The association is looking for coaches and is hoping that other communities will add their own teams once play starts. Once the league is fully started in Abaco, it can then start competing against the other islands. Association president Leslie Rolle said, It is nice to finally get started. We are just starting and the turnout is great already. It shows that the kids are interested and parents are interested. Hopefully, the league will grow, but there will be some growing pains in the beginning of any league. Our plan is to first conduct clinics and have as many kids come out as possible. Then later divide them Sports News Please see Sports Page 25 A recent dart competition on Abaco resulted in the naming of the competitors who will play against teams from Nassau and Grand Bahama next month.The winners of that tournament will go to the Caribbean Championship.

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April 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 25 Replace your old countertops with locally made tops of Marble & Granite For More Information Call 242-367-4726(Abaco Ace Hardware)Marsh Harbour, Abaco CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE The Human Resource Director Fidelity 51 Frederick Street P.O. Box N-4853 Nassau, Bahamas f: 326.3000 e-mail: careers@fidelitybahamas.comSend resume no later than March 31st, 2007 to: Fidelity is now inviting applications for: 2 Customer Service RepresentativesThe successful applicants will have the following minimum requirements: Responsibilities will include:With origins in The Bahamas since 1978 and in the Cayman Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands since 1980, Fidelity is a financial services group offering a comprehensive range of domestic and international banking, estate planning, pension and insurance services, corporate finance, and other financial products and services.5 BGCSEs with minimum of C Passes to include Math & English but preferably an Associate Degree in Banking Excellent command of Creole A professional demeanor with a good attitude and work ethic Have a responsible and honest nature Previous experience a plus The execution and processing of all money transactions; Ongoing compliance reviews to ensure adherence to K.Y.C. and anti-money laundering guidelines The knowledge and use of Bahamian Exchange control regulations; Administrative and clerical duties and daily balances; Participation in marketing campaigns and sales events Send resume no later than April 30, 2007 to: You can now find your favourite newspaperThe Tribuneand your favourite magazines at these great locations: MAN-O-WAR GROCERY BUDS & BLOOM THE CHEMIST SHOPPE HIT MUSIC & VIDEO ISLAND PHARMACY PRICE RIGHT GROCERY STORE SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SERVICE STATION TEXACO QUALITY STAR VERNONS GROCERY HOPE TOWN BAHAMAS FAMILY MARKET K & S AUTO SERVICE LTD SOLOMONS SUPERCENTER LOWES FOOD STORE GREEN TURTLE CAY SEA SPRAY RESORT AND MARINA Nassau and Bahama Islands Leading Newspaper ABAB ABAB AB AA AA A COCO COCO COinto teams and various leagues depending on age groups. Actually a member of our association, the vice-president (Jonathan Sweeting) is from Marsh Harbour and he has ties in Man-O-War Cay and Hope Town. One of his responsibilities is to get teams in the league from those places, he added. There will be three divisions with tball (5-8 years), minor league (9-12 year olds) and major league (13-16 year olds, and girls are allowed to play in t-ball. Mr. Rolle is hoping to find a number of diamonds-in-the-rough players who can look to gain scholarships to American universities; and if everything breaks right, a chance to play professional baseball. Mr. Rolle said, That is why we have taken this step to help kids get scholarships. We know what the benefits are. Besides having the kids engaged in wholesome sporting activities there is a future for them and that comes in the form of finances and scholarships. More Sports News SportsFrom Page 24 For now the association is holding its clinics on the Murphy Town softball field but has targeted a piece of land where the carnival held to build its little league field. Mr. Rolle is still looking for sponsors not only for equipment but eventually for individual teams once the league starts. For now they are using equipment borrowed from S.C. Bootle High School, balls, gloves and bats donated by an anonymous donor from Marsh Harbour and some equipment bought by the executives of the association. Mr. Rolle said, I have been soliciting funds for some time now. We have gotten some positive responses and a major company has agreed to buy some baseball equipment for us. But that has been a long time coming. So we have taken the initiative and went into our pockets to buy some equipment ourselves. We welcome anybody who wants to help us, he concluded. Ric Symmes, President of the Scotland Cay Property Owners Association, presented a $500 donation to Guana Fire and Rescue represented by Troy Albury, left. This brings to more than $1,500 dollars in donations from Scotland Cay so far this year. said Symmes. Guana Fire and Rescue is a volunteer organization that provides an emergency service to the community and first aid and rescue. This can make the difference between life and death said Symmes. Scotland Cay is part of that community and wants to support those volunteers through our Association and through private donations. In the past month a person returning to Scotland Cay received serious head wounds when his boat went aground in the dark between Guana and Scotland Cay. said Symmes. Guana Fire and Rescue came out in the middle of the night to assist P.O. Mertz from Scotland Cay, stop the loss of blood and evacuate the injured man to the Marsh Harbour clinic. There have been other examples of response from Guana Fire and Rescue in past years, and we are very grateful. The Scotland Cay Property Owners Association represents approximately 70 second homes and 30 property owners from the United States, Canada, Europe and the Bahamas.Scotland Cay supports Guana Fire and Rescue

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Page 26 The Abaconian April 15, 2007 HAWKSBILL SUBDIVISION LOT NO. 124 PROPERTY SIZE: Single Storey Residence (5,400 sq. ft.) LOCATION: Abaco Drive APPRAISED VALUE: $70,000 EIGHT MILE ROCK PROPERTY SIZE: Incomplete Single Family Duplex (5,000 sq. ft.) LOCATION: Main Settlement of Eight Mile Rock APPRAISED VALUE: $145,000 YEOMAN WOOD SUBDIVISION LOT NO. 7 Block 1 Unit 1 PROPERTY SIZE: Single Storey Residence (13,660 sq. ft.) LOCATION: On a Cul-de-sac off Albatross Circle APPRAISED VALUE: $96,000 MALIBOO REEF ESTATES SUBDIVISION LOT NO. 104 PROPERTY SIZE: Duplex Building (11,866 sq. ft.) LOCATION: Galleon Avenue & Outrigger CT APPRAISED VALUE: $360,000 GRAND BAHAMA EAST SUBDIVISION LOT NO. 27 Section 21 Block D PROPERTY SIZE: Single Storey Residence (10,446 sq. ft.) LOCATION: Linday Drive APPRAISED VALUE: $59,000 ARDENT FOREST SUBDIVISION LOT NO. 25 Block 2 Unit 1 PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Incomplete Residence (0.34 acres) LOCATION: 250 Yards West of Midshipman Road APPRAISED VALUE: $62,842 ROYAL BAHAMIAN ESTATES LOT NO. 225 Section 28 PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Residence 3 Beds / 2 Baths (21,250 sq. ft.) LOCATION: Inagua Avenue APPRAISED VALUE: $204,000 LINCOLN GREEN SUBDIVISION LOT NO. 52 Block 5 Unit 1 PROPERTY SIZE: Multi Family (0.28 acres) LOCATION: Western Side of Ludford Road APPRAISED VALUE: $30,000 ARDENT FOREST SUBDIVISION LOT NO. 11 Block 22 Unit 2 PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family (0.35 acres) LOCATION: South Side of Orlando Drive & Arden Forest Road APPRAISED VALUE: $30,000 SEA HORSE VILLAGE SUBDIVISION LOT NO. 3 Block 11 PROPERTY SIZE: Multi/Single Family (0.27 acres) LOCATION: Eastern Side of Bonito Street APPRAISED VALUE: $30,000 ROYAL BAHAMIAN ESTATES SUBDIVISION LOT NO. 16 block 23 PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family (0.44 acres) LOCATION: South Side of Dominica Avenue APPRAISED VALUE: $25,000 BAHAMIA SOUTH SUBDIVISION LOT NO. 10 Block 32 Section 2 PROPERTY SIZE: Multi/Single Family (0.33 acres) L OCATION: Eastern Side of Forest Lane (Less Than 150 Yards West of Santa Maria Avenue) APPRAISED VALUE: $30,000PROPERTIES FOR SALE FAMILY ISLAND LISTED PROPERTIES RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL LISTED PROPERTIES VACANT LOTS INTERESTED P ARTIES SHOULD SUBMIT OFFERS TO PURCHASE (WITH TELEPHONE CONTACT AND POSTAL ADDRESS) TO CHERRYMISSICK, THE PLAZA, MACKEYSTREET, OR CALL242-502-6221 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANYOR ALLOFFERS. CreativeRelations.net Representing the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MOREContractor Prices Available CALL/FAX365-8749oremail: ohall@aol.com ATLANTICFILTER CORP PRICES BELOW U.S. RETAIL National Insurance Office has a new DirectorBy Mirella Santillo Since January 4th of this year, the local office of the National Insurance Board has a new Regional Manager, Mr. Gordon Musgrove, who moved here from Nassau. I have less employees, but more responsibilities, stated Mr. Musgrove, as we discussed the challenges associated with his job, but the main challenge upon moving to Abaco was housing. He moved here with his 11-year-old son Dylon, but the rest of his family, his wife Ingrid, daughter Amanda and baby girl Madison stayed behind until this month. I missed my family, but the adjustment was not hard in term of culture, he added. Abaco is great for family life and children. Wherever I was, I have always continued positives routines, he explained. Playing basketball on Saturday morning became one of these routines as soon as he moved here. He enrolled his son in Youth in Action and became a coach, helping his old acquaintance and basketball rival, Mr. Stretch Morley, to train the children. A supporter of programs stimulating development in children, Mr. Musgrove would like to see the formation of a primary school age basketball league and more children related activities such as camping. Mr. Musgrove, an 18-year employee of the National Insurance Board, outlined the responsibilities that went with his new position. Here I am responsible for the entire operation, from revenue collection to claim processing to registration of persons and more with the help of only 15 people, he stated. He officially announced the expected pension Increases that will be retroactive to March 1st, 2007, explaining that all benefits have been increased. The maximum retirement benefit awarded at age 65 is now $270, an increase of $40. The maximum increase is $45 applied to the retirement benefits awarded at age 6063. That pension is now $250. The full details of the increase are contained in a form available at the National Insurance Office or online at info@nib-bahamas.com. Mr. Musgrove reminisced how Abaco was one of his first choices when he applied for a position relating to his tour of duty and how happy he is to be here. I am going to be here for a while. This is my domicile now. Itll be hard to make me move.Royal Bank Welcomes New ManagerBy Samantha vans The Royal Bank of the Canada welcomed a new Manager to the Marsh Harbour branch in January. Mr. Antonio T. Eyma was transferred here from the Harbour Island Branch. He started his career in banking in 1989 and learned it from the ground up which allowed him to see all facets of banking. When he began, a lot of things had to be done manually, but today the banks have computers which make things much easier. Mr. Eyma is happy to be on Abaco and looks forward to being here for at least fi mer friendly to clients conducting confidential business. He would also love to hire more employees so that they can better execute service. He stated that Service Is Key! He explained that a new branch will soon be built for the bank which will be located next door in the vacant lot. The ground breaking is scheduled for June 2007. Once this location is built, it will be more client friendly he stated. It will be about one year until the new building will be completed and when it is, it will be more communityPeople in the News Please see People Page 28 Antonio T. Eyma Gordon Musgrove

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April 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 27 All that parcel of land having an area of 14,400 sq ft, being a portion of the Dundas Town Crown Allotment. This land is rectangular in shape with dimensions of 80 ft by 180. Located on the above mentioned lot is a concrete block structure with dimensions of 27 x 40. This house is an approximate 30 yr old single family residence comprising of 3bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living/dining area and kitchen. This house is in fairly good condition for its age with a projected future life of about 25 to 30 more years. The land rises above road level, to a height in excess of approximately 15 ft above sea level, with no likelihood of flooding in a hurricane. The grounds are sparsely landscaped. Appraised value $90,000.00Investment Opportunity (Abaco) Must SellOne two bedrooms, 1 bathroom, triplex. Approximately 9,000 sq. ft. lot no. 18B with an area for a small shop. Age12 years the land is a portion of one of the Dundas Town Crown Allotment parcels stretching from Forest Drive to Front Street, being just under a quarter acre in size and on the lowside. A concrete block structure, with asphalt shingle roof and L-shape in design with a total length of 70 x 26 ft. Plus 50 x 22 ft. 2,920 sq. Ft. the interior walls are concrete blocks; ceiling is sheet rock and the floors of vinyl tiles. Appraised value $268,225.00 All that lot of land having an area of approximately 10,400 sq. ft. Being a portion of Lot No. 60, of the original Murphy Town Crown Allotment situated in the settlement called and known as Murphy Town Crown. The subject property presently contains a single storey wooden/concrete structure. The subject building is being utilized as a primary dwelling with approximately 900 sq. ft. of interior floor space containing 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living room, dining room and kitchen spaces. The building appears structurally sound. However, the interior and exterior are in need of refurbishment to improve aesthetics. The building has an additional sealed floor adjourning which can accommodate construction of a duplex unit. The property landscape is not relevant at this stage. All utilities are within 100 ft of the property. Appraised value $75,660.00 All that lot of land having an area of 6,790 sq ft, being Crown Allotment No. 77, of Murphy Town, Abaco, Bahamas. Located on the subject property is a single storey single family concrete building. This house is less than 5 yr old and is in good condition with approximately 1,750 sq, ft of living space, and contains 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, living room, dining, kitchen, laundry, and utility spaces. There is no significant improvements or deterioration evident. The property is very well drained and not susceptible to flooding. Landscaping efforts are still in remedial stages. All major public and private utilities are situate within 100ft of the subject site. Property bounderies are clearly delineated. The subject property is situate off the Front Street, Murphy Town, Abaco and is painted light yellow trimmed dark yellow. Appraised value $167,580.005. Vacant property Dundas TownLot No. 21, Crown Allotment, this is vacant land approximately 10,810 sq. ft. situated off S.C. Bootle Drive. Appraised value: $15,890.00For more information Contact P.O. Box N-7518 Nassau, NP, Bahamas Phone 242-502-3077 or 242-326-1771 2.Murphy Town 3.Dundas Town 4.Murphy Town 1.Dundas Town

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Page 28 The Abaconian April 15, 2007 family guardians calendar photo contest a celebration of nature14 winning entries will appear in Family Guardians 2008 calendar. Winning entries receive a gift certificate valued at $400 each. Entry deadline is May 31, 2007RULES1 Family Guardians Annual Calendar Photo Contest is open to all photographers. The title for the companys 2008 calendar will be A CELEBRATION OF NATURE. Photographs may be of any subject (animate or inanimate) or a scene which is a striking example of nature as f oundin The Bahama Islands. All photographs must be taken in The Bahamas. 2 DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS MAY 31, 2007. 3 All entries are to be delivered to Family Guardians Corporate Centre, Village and Eastern Road Roundabout, Nassau, between 9 :00am and 5:00pm weekdays only. Envelopes should be marked Calendar Contest. 4 All entries must be accompanied by an official entry form available at any Family Guardian office or when published in the newspapers. 5 Only colour images in horizontal format will be considered. Images must be provided as 35mm film or digital images on CD. 35mmfilm can be positive (slides) or colour negatives.Digital images must be of high quality (2700 x 2100 pixels or larger). Digital images showing any signsof photo manipulation, resolution enhancementor compr ession will be rejected. To ensure the best colour reproduction, digital images should be supplied in RAW, TIFF or high quality JPEG and in the original colour format the camera uses (LAB or RGB). All entries must be supplied with prints which will be used in the j udging process. (Note: prints submitted without 35mm slides or negatives or CDs will not be eligible). The photographers name and photo subject should bewritten on the reverse of the print. 6 Judging of entries will be based on beauty, interest, composition, colour, originality and quality of photograph. Preference wi ll be given to fauna photographed in its natural state, rather than in captivity. The photographs selected will appear in Family Guardians 2008 calendar. The decision of the judges will be final. 7 All entries are submitted at the owners risk. It is the companys intention to return all entries in their original condition. However, Family Guardian willassume no liability for any loss, damage or deterioration. 8A gift certificate valued at $400 will be presented for each of the photographs selected. More than one entry from a single photographer may be selected. Photographic credits will be given in the calendar. The number of entries per photographer is limited to a maximum of 5 photos. 9 The winning photographs, along with all publication and reproduction rights attached thereto, become the property of Family Gua rdian and the company reserves the right to use such in the future. 10 Employees of Family Guardian, its affiliated companies or family members are not eligible. 11 Previously published photos are not eligible. SALES OFFICES: NASSAU, FREEPORT, ABACO & ELEUTHERA CORPORATE CENTRE: EAST BAY STREET, NASSAU P.O. BOX SS 6232 2008 CALENDAR PHOTO CONTEST ENTRY FORMNAME .......................................................................................................................... TEL BUSINESS...............................................HOME..................................................... P.O. BOX ........................STREET ADDRESS................................................................. SIGNATURE.................................................................................................................. DATE.................................NUMBER OF PHOTOS ENTERED...................(maximum of 5)I agree that in the event that one or more of my entered photographs is selected as a winner in the 2008 Family Guardian Calendar Photo Contest it wll become the property of Family GuardianI nsurance Co. Ltd., and I assign to Family Guardian all rights pertaining to its use in any way whatsoever. I also confirm that the photos entered in this contest were taken in The Bahamas by the undersigned and have not been previously published.Return with photos to: Calendar Contest, Family Guardian Corporate Centre, Village & Eastern Road Roundabout, Nassau, Bahamas ENTRY DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2007 Photo by Tim Higgs Family Guardians 2007 Calendar spoke to them on Why Children Should Go to Church He began by telling them that God commands us all to go to church. At church they will learn the fundamental ways to behave, learn songs about Jesus, learn Bible verses and how to worship. He told the children to honor their parents because God will bless them with long life. The final stop was at Soul Saving Ministries, the church that recently adopted the school. Pastor Lawrence Arnett told them his church is located in the Central Pines Subdivision. They have the opportunity to share the word of God with the residents. He encouraged them to go to church because here is where they will learn about the love of God. School From Page 15 Pator David Cartwright of the Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel very effectively spoke to the second grade students of Central Abaco Primary School with the help of his puppet friend, Elias. minded as well as service-oriented. Mr. Emya will continue to encourage employees to improve their skills by visiting the companys website. Any course they take will be reimbursed by the bank. The company also offers professional development training courses that they are advised to take. Training is also offered from Nassau Regional Office and trainers will visit the island as needed. Mr. Emya is married to Barbara Emya and they have one daughter Shavaz Emya.Sandra Evans was elected to National BoardBy Jennifer Hudson Local Real Estate Agent, Sandra Evans, was recently elected to the National Board. Ms. Evans is the only Abaco agent ever to be nominated. The Bahamas Real Estate Association was established to the govern real estate business practices of its 550 members and to encourage greater professionalism through education. Ms. Evans already serves on the International Committee. A significant presence of the Bahamas Association of Realtors Expo at the Florida Association of Realtors in Orlando this coming August is already in the planning stages. Ms. Evans is in her 10th year as a real estate agent and is one of the more visible agents on Abaco. PeopleFrom Page 26 Pastor Silbert Mills of Friendship Tabernacle urged the second grade students to live by good Christian priciples. He told them how much he enjoyed his work as pastor. More School NewsMembers of the International Day Committee at Abaco Central High School raised funds to purchase new overhead projectors for the school. All of the money was raised from goods sold on International Day held recently at the school. Accepting the gifts was principal of the school, Mr. Kenris Hield, who stated that he felt that this was a gesture worth mentioning. He feels great that the teachers took the initiative to make such expensive purchases for the school. Committee members are Lori Thompson, M. Hall, Denise Gadsby, Martha Smith, Eva Adderley, Ruth Edgecombe, Glenda Johnson, Shantell Miller, Sindy Charles and Enrique Brown. Sandra Evans

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April 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 29 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 Houses and Land For Rent and For SaleClassified Advertisements PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTSLeisure Lee Water front lot, 100 ft. deep water on front canal, dock, utilities, premier location with ocean views, totally protected, $299,000. Call 904-813-5732 or murphmclean@yahoo.com Leisue Lee, waterfront community between Treasure Cay and Marsh Harbour, 100 ft waterfront, 6ft low tide, dock and boat slip, water, telephone & elect. Ready to bill $350,000 owner financing 4 lots available. 772-288-9941 Lubbers Quarters Land and/or house for sale. Please contact us at: conch@ctinternet.com Man-O-War 8 acres sea to sea, 4 cottages, will divide. 100 ft. dock, 800 ft water front. Contact 242-357-6700 or 772-321-5613 Scotland Cay, 2 adjoining lots for sale, ocean beach on private island. Private paved runway and marina slips available. Each lot 125 on beach x 260 deep. Call 970-333-1055 BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing. Call 1-800-462-2426 http://www.bahamasvacations.com Green Turtle Cay, White Sound. 2 bed/ 2 bath. $1200/ week. 242-365-4208 pr 352-360-5512 Hope Town Specialist. A collection of upscale homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or hopetown.com Yellowwood/ Cherokee Sound, close to the Abaco Club, great condition, incredible ocean & bay views. 4 bed/ 2 bath. $1400/ wk or 6 month to 1 yr. lease $2500/ month. Call 401439-7283 www.paradiseawaitsyou.com Cherokee Sound, 3 bedroom, 2 bath. For more information call 242-366-2081 Dundas Town hillside lot with ocean view,150 x 150sq. ft, 20ft. private access from main road. Call 242-324-3916, 242-557-9282, Fax 242393-8864 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALEElbow Cays Best Houses and Land, rentals and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at www.hopetown.com Elbow Cay lot, Dorros Cove deeded dock slip at Tahiti Beach. Panaramic views. $360,000 Call Steve 678-416-2213 Elbow Cay, Marnies Landing, 1/2 acre lot, deeded slip in protected marina, sweeping Atlantic views. $395,000. Rick at 305-481-0970 or richardmoeller@bellsouth.net Guana Cay 3 bed/2 bath, 500 yards to beach, good rental history, Priced reduced $229,000. Call Danny 404-256-9626 Guana Cay 2 bdrm 2 bath w/ Jack & Jill shower. Magnificent views of Atlantic Ocean and Sea of Abaco. Incredible sunsets. Priced reduced to $350,000 net to seller Call Danny 404-256-9626 Guana Cay Sea of Abaco, 400 frontage, dock w/lift poles, elevations on 1+ acre. $950,000 net. Brokers welcome. Ph 242-357-6675 or 3655149 Hope Town Settlement New ocean view 3 bed/2 bath + office, 200 feet to beach. $875,000. Tel 242-366-0590/ 617-500-4157. Scotland Cay home on private island with paved runway. 4 building complex on 300 of beach front. Boats, dock, golf carts, tennis included. Details at www.summercampabacos.com Scotland Cay Bay lot on Sea of Abaco. 25,558 sq. ft. 173 on water.. $550,000. Contact ms.cellaneous@mail.com Tilloo Cay charming hideaway, 1 br/ 2 ba cottage, safe haven, tucked in cove with dock. Panoramic view of ocean in all directions from top of hill. On approx. 3.75 accres, sea to sea. Generator, battery and solar powered. Call 508-5403240 or e-mail jvlvworthington@adelphia.net Treasure Cay, brand new luxury water front condos with deep water docks. 1-800-545-0395 www.pineapplepointresort.com Land for sale: 1 acre tracts of land on Bustick Bay located 6 miles north of Marsh Harbour next to the Abaco Highway. 130 feet on the waterfront. Electricity on site. Price: $185,000 Phone: 1 242-324-1476 Land for sale: 15 acre tract of land next to the Abaco Highway located in between Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay. Land elevations over 30 feet. Nice hilltop views. Price: $25,000 per acre. Ideal site for small subdivision or industrial park. Phone: 1-242-324-1476 Great Real Estate Investment Opportunity! Pricing under current market value. Go to www.lubberslandforsale.com Great Harbour Cay, Berry Islands, beach front villa, 3 story, 2 br/ 2ba, all new appliances and furniture. Completely refurbished, repainted, new Mexican-style tile throughout. Situated on beautiful 6-mile-long white sand beach. $185,000 USD net. Call 242-367-8382 or 772-563-0666 Rotarys 7th annual Speech CompetitionBy Mirella Santillo The Rotary Club of Abaco sponsors of an annual speech contest created within the guide lines of the Ministry of Education. The principals of all the schools in the Abaco School District were invited to select two students each to enter the competition. Eight school entered the contest in three divisions. Five Rotarians judged the competition. Ms. Felamese Sawyer of the Ministry of Education was the coordinator for the project which took place at the Resource Center on March 30th. In the Primary Division Kayleisa Marshall and Britney Mc Hardy from Central Abaco Primary School both chose the topic If you were an animal, what would you like to be? Why? Their interpretation of the subject and their performances won them respectively first and second place. The third place student, Aisha Jones from St. Francis de Sales, elaborated on the question What makes for lasting friendship? The Juniors (grades 7 to 9) had a choice of topics. Reading, is it as important as it once was? was a topic that was well documented by Oliceia Simon from St. Francis de Sales for which she was rewarded by a first place. Sabrina Dielh from Forest Heights Academy and Anya Mills from S.C. Bootle who placed secThese are the winners of the speech contest sponsored the Rotary Club of Abaco. There were three winners in each of the age categories. On the right is Mr. Bryan Thompson, President of the Rotary Club. ond and third, both discussed How can the problem of obesity in school children be addressed? The Seniors (grades 10-12) were presented with four choices of discussion: Are wars ever necessary? The family structure is breaking down. Why? What will be the effects of global warming on Abaco in the next 50 years? Computers in school. Boon or distraction? The topic of family structure breaking down was a popular subject chosen by three of the students, among them the winner, Brittany Archer. Runner up, Zoe McDaniel from Forest Heights demonstrated why wars are not necessary and Antonia Wright, also from Forest Heights, placed third. All together 23 students participated, mostly girls. Only two boys made presentations, one from Cyber Learning Center and one from SC Bootle. The students presentations were well documented. It was obvious that they had researched their topics in depth. Their performance on the podium ranged from dramatic to subdued, from acted out to the mere reading of notes, but overall it was a very good display of knowledge and elocution. The finalists were invited to participate in the Texaco 6th annual Safety Speech Contest which will take place in Nassau the end of April. The top three finishers are being offered $ 10,000 $6,000 and $3,000 towards education at the college of their choice. More School News CentralFrom Page 23 leave the pallet saying thanks for hours to come. Jamaal Moss, cousin of Florence Sawyer of Treasure Cay, and his wife, Tara, daughter Mrs. Sawyer, decided to give Marsh Harbour a taste of what the folks up north were enjoying for years at Caf La Florence. Located downstairs of the Hull Building, Caf La Florence is open from Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for anyone wishing to experience a taste of heaven.Aisle of Palm Realty MovesBy Julian Lockhart After three years in an office on Pole Line Road, Aisle of Palm Realty has moved to a prime location and continue showcasing its top notch real estate services. Broker Brent Cartwright feels the four-year-old company can now better assist its clients with its new location in the Hull Building in Marsh Harbour. He and agent Maria Sylvester lend a personal touch and give them a feeling that they are the only one with their one-toone service. Both can be contacted through their website or their listings of properties can be found at www.aisleofpalmrealty.com. Aisle of Palm Realty has also opened a new office in Guana Cay next to Guana Harbour Grocery that is run by agent Rhiannon Thomas.

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Page 30 The Abaconian April 15, 2007 Straw Baskets Shirts Hats Casual Wear Gifts SouvenirsLocated Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard AcceptedTropical Souvenirs Business Service Directory Big CaBig Ca Big CaBig Ca Big Ca t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment Rentals: Backhoe, D3 Tractor, Payloader, Dump Truck Services: Land clearing, Trenching Foundations Fill, rock and sand Fax: 242-367-2464 Tel: 242-367-2655 367-5250 Cell #: 477-5322 359-6839 Sick Copier?Call the Copier DoctorWe make house calls! Most brands serviced We make business quality rubber stamps: Deposit Stamps, Daters, Address Stamps Self-inking and traditional stylesCall 367-4709 BAHAMA TILELICENSED INSURED Office : 367-7072Larry LoweCell : 477-5966 Marble l Granite l Ceramic Porcelain l Mud Work l Kitchens Bathrooms l Entire Home AA AA A baco Island baco Island baco Island baco Island baco Island PharPhar PharPhar Phar macymacy macymacy macyPrescriptions Testing Beauty Supplies Vitamins Ricardo Miller, PharmacistHours 8:30 am 6 pm Sundays 9 am 12 Noon Ph. 367-2544 Cell 554-8183 Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb. Fax 367-6544 islanpharmacy@yahoo.com Sunshine Trucking Services For All Your Trucking Needs Dump Truck Crane Fork Lift Pay LoaderPh: 367-4061 ll ll l Fax: 367-3668 DIESEL S S OLUTIONSMarine & Diesel EquipmentAdrian Mott Certified Diesel Mechanic Trouble Shooting & Service Repairs For American & Japanese Models Ph:242-466-9093 Free Estimates PERFORMANCE MARINEFor All Your Outboard Needs! Factory Trained Mechanic with 12 Years experience Service, Repair and More!Darrell Pinder366-2004 or 475-1667 performancemarine@abacoinet.com Passion FlowerLocated opposite Bellevue Business Depot Ph: 367-3166 Open Mon-Fri 8:30 am 5:30 pm Sat 10:30 am 5 pm. Fridays 4:30 5:30 Happy Hour on cut flowers, 15% off Arrangements 10% off We are here in Marsh Harbour... next to Insurance Management.We supply all your health and nutritional needsStore Hours Mon Fri 9 6:3Sat 9 1 Telephone : (242) 367-0462Gold Card Day1st, 2nd, & 3rd day of each new month Weekdays (Prayer Meeting) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday5:00 a.m. Monday Night7:00 p.m. Wednesday Night F.T.H.7:00 p.m. Friday Youth Night7:00 p.m. Tuesday, ThursdayFamily Night New Vision MinistriesOur Mission Turning people into devout followers of Jesus Christ Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m. Sunday Kids Korner 9:30 a.m. Tuesday Interactive Bible Study7:30 p.m. Thursday Prayer Time12:10 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Friday Youth Night (high school & up)7:30 p.m. Pastors / Leaders Derek Benjamin Ted Pearce David Lowe Youth Pastor: Chris Pinder For Directions call 242-367-3324 derekbenjamin@coralwave.com www.nvministries.com Dundas Town Church of GodWhere Everybody Is Somebody and Jesus Is Lord!Sunday Prayer Meeting6:00 a.m. Sunday School9:45 a.m. Morning Worship11:00 a.m. Evening Worship6:00 p.m. For Transportation call Rev. Jerry Cornish at 367-2457 or 367-4719 (church) or contact Bro. Val Nesbitt at 367-5565 Bishop Anthony Campbell242-367-4718 or cell phone 242-457-5565 Dtcog@coralwave.comJesus Saves We exist to: Reach, Develop, Train, Love and Send Church If you would like your church listed here, call 367-2677Listing Eastern Abaco Region ofThe Methodist ChurchSt. James MethodistHope Town Sunday Services 9:30 & 11 a.m. Mission House 366-0400Epworth ChapelCherokee Sound Sunday Services 11 a.m. & 7 p.m. Mission House 366-2249 Cell 466-9090 Email: revshale@yahoo.comSt. Andrews MethodistDundas Town Sunday Services 11 a.m & 7 p.m. Office 367-3050 Manse 367-4647All are welcome to worship with us Rev. Dr. Stephen Hale, Circuit MinisterBy Vernique Russell The TCPOA (Treasure Cay Property Owners Association) is designed to encourage community residents in Treasure Cay to partnership and work together to improve the quality of life for its members. With the ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country mentality, the organization works together correct minor needs without the government such as road paving and security issues among others. For a small fee yearly, members can have their roads paved with waiting on the government. The security booth at the gate in Treasure Cay is an example of what community networking can accomplish. However, more residents can play an active role in assisting the efforts of the association. The association so far has shown great strides in planning and accomplishing their goals but with more members that they can accomplish much more. Therefore, I am encouraging you Bahamians to join the TCPOA, and together lets work together for a Treasure Cay that will benefit all of us. At the recent annual meeting I was saddened by the fact that there were little to no Bahamians present or even members of the association. It is time that we as a people realized that we dont have to sit back and wait on government to do anything. Reality is that if it hasnt been done yet, chances are it will not be done any time soon. For too long we as a people have depended on government to provide for our needs that we cannot meet ourselves. I am calling on you Bahamians to go and join the association. Community networking accomplishes more for together we stand and divided we will surely fall. The time has come for us to come together and make things better for us as one people with one goal. Lets partner together for a better Treasure Cay.Viewpoint Community Networking

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April 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 31 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service Whether you want to manage your weight, lower your cholesteral, change body composition, or just eat healthier, we have a plan for you. For more information please contact Vernique 365-8720 or 442-0019 or 18 or visit http://anne.lose20.com. Lawn mower repairs, headliner replacement (vehicle ceiling) For more info call 475-2668 or 577-0121 Private Music Lessons piamo, brass and woodwind instruments. Theory and BGCSE. Call 367-4500 after 3 p.m. Please note that the following positions are now available at The Abaco Club, RC Ltd. 1Transport Assistant 1Sous Chef 1Chef de Partie (PM shift) 1Pre (Pantry) Cook 2Spa Attendant 1Pay Master 1Beach Manager 1Kitchen Steward 2Guest Relations Coordinators (Sales) 5Room Attendants 3Housemen 1Linen. Room Attendant / Presser 5Housekeeping Room Attendants 1Snr. Housekeeping Manager 1Reservation Agent 1Valet driver (Housekeeping) 1Maintenance Technician 1Painter 1Air-conditioned Refrigeration Assistant 1Chief Kitchen Steward 4Kitchen Stewards (Male) Driver / Salesperson, 25 yrs older, Chelseas Choice, courteous, responsible. Phone 3674842. Call for further information Young person with boating experince and strong swmming skills, to work at a small dive shop. Only Bahamians drug free, high school graduate need apply. Please call 365-5178 Sea Spray Resort & Marina on Elbow Cay is now hiring; Front Desk Office day and summer night shift Dock Assistant day shift Gas Attendant day shift for the summer Part time accounting day shift Please send resume to Sea Spray Resort & Marina Fax # 366-0384 or apply in person NO PHONE CALLS COMMERCIAL SERVICES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES VEHICLES FOR SALE BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats25 Mako older model, in excellent condition. DUTY PAID. Boat in Sandy Point. Best offer 375-9724 26 Strike repowered 285 HP Perkins diesel (1300 hrs.) V-berth, porta-potti, VHF, GPS, stereo, ready to fish, economical. $22,000 OBO. Ph. 359-6778 28 Bertram 1976. Boat is in excellent condition. Needs motors. $12,000 O.B.O. Boat in Green Turtle ship yard. Call: 477-5991 29' Chris Craft w/ 200 HP Mercury. Holds 120 gals. gas & 65 gals. water, new bottom paint, 04/07. Has fridge, stove, sleeps 4-5. Ready to go. Asking $24,000. Call Grant @ 359-6208 for more info. 31 Ocean Master, open cockpit fishing boat, 2 250 HP Yamaha 2 stroke, autopilot, outriggers & fishing rods, live bait locker. DUTY PAID. US $34,000 Call 242-365-8101, 305-433-7577 35 Chris Craft Boat, A/C, 6.5 Onan generator. Located in Hope Town. Great live aboard or island boat. Port engine runs fine. Starboard engine needs work. $20,000. 12 dinghy, center console, 25 HP Mercury. DUTY PAID Both for $23,000. Call 366-0617 36 Catalina sailboat, good condition, DUTY PAID, located on Abaco, extras, $36,000 Call 561-249-4282 Donald Sands 1999 Buick Century leather interior, A.C working $6,000 O.B.O. 1998 Dodge Ram, $11,000. O.B.O. Call:464-5975 01 Ford Focus station wagon, white, beautiful condition, fully equipped, just completely serviced. $15,500. Call 365-8188 Golf Carts for Sale 2 2002 Electric Club Cars brand new batteries $4500 ea. 2 1999 Gas Club Cars good condition $2500 ea. 3 1999 Gas Club Cars lift kit, good condition $3500 ea. Call 365-4655 200 HP Volvo Diesel Engine, Bobtail, rebuilt 2006, excellent condition. Ph 559-8196 or VHF Ch 16 Highway ask for Junior Sands Trailer for small boat/Whaler $750, jet ski trailer $300. Pls call 551-7594 MERCHANDISETwo electric hospital beds twin w/ head board, box springs, mattresses, shets, bed covers. $300 ea or $500 both. Located in Treasure Cay. 207671-4522 White crib with mattress can be converted to day bed, in good condtion $150. Call 367-4709 An above ground pool, 24 round and 4 deep. brand new, still in box., If interested call 3654359 Serious inquires only BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIESBahamas expansion of Melaleucas $780 million company. Looking for entrepreneurs. Must with have internet access. Home business promoting environmentally-safe products. No direct sales. Referral marketing. Investment $250-$400 U.S. Earn anywhere from $550 to $2000 a month. Contact Vernique at 365-8720 or 442-0019 or visit http://www.200biz.com/ anne TRADING HOUSESCanadian couple interested in house / condo swapping. Very flexible time frame. We have a log house on 300 acres 1 hour from Toronto or a condo in Florida. e-mail issyoung@aol.com BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE11 Carib inflatable with 15 HP Evinrude and beach trailer, glass bottom, all accessories included. $1800 OBO Phone 365-8595 15.5 fiberglass flats boat, built on a Dolphin hull by foreman of Sea Craft Boat Company for his personal use. Tiller steering. Two live wells. Built 1983. DUTY PAID Old 55 HP Evinrude. Old trailer. $5000 Call 367-3986 16' Paramount with brand new 90 HP Yamaha engine. Only 70 hours on engine. Hull in great shape. Ready to go! Great riding boat. $11,500 with trailer $9,500 w/out trailer Contact 365-5003 16.5 Malibu with 2003 50 HP Mercury (3 hrs) w/trailer $5500. Can be seen at National Marine. See Royce or call 242-367-2326 or 3675960 20 Stapleton with 150HP Yamaha 4 stroke $12,000. Call for info 366-0430 20 Wellcraft, trailer, 200 HP Yahama engine. $7500 ONO Call 466-5021 or 577-0008 23 Compac $14,500. Well equipped, tough sloop is ideal for gunk holing around Abaco. Call 366-0458 23 SeaOx CC with T-Top, w/ 225 Johnson Ocean Runner, leaning post & rocket launchers, new tandem trailer, engine runs excellent. $17,900 Duty Paid. Leave Message 207226-7455, abacogatoloco@yahoo.co 23' Mako 140 HP Mercury, low hours. 15,000. Contact National Marine for details 367-2326 24 Mako with brand new (less than 10 hours) twin 150 Yamaha 4 stroke engines. Engines still under warranty. $25,000 OBO Will sell engines alone $20,000 OBO DUTY PAID Call 242-3655032 or 954-258-9644 VHF Ch. 16 Ridgehouse Great Guana Cay By Jennifer Hudson Friends of the Environment is committed to establishing a cleaner, safer environment for the people of Abaco and is seeking the help of the community. Its newest venture is the Green Bag project in which they are trying to encourage people to utilize a reusable, recyclable shopping bag, the Green Bag, to cut down on the number of plastic bags which are presently used every day. Eight million Thank You bags are used on Abaco in one year by the main stores alone. This number does not include all the takeaways and small convenience stores. The plastic bags are detrimental to the environment in many ways. They blow out of vehicles and garbage cans, draping themselves along the sides of the road causing a real litter problem. Even more seriously they present a danger to birds and sea creatures which can easily become entangled in them. These plastic bags take a long time to break down and decompose. Friends of the Environment is trying to reduce the number of Thank You bags used by providing an environmentally friendly alternative. The Green Bag is light weight and attractive but at the same time very sturdy. It is on sale for $2 at each of the sponsoring stores: Maxwells, Sapodillys, Standard Hardware, Bahamas Family Market, Price Right, Abaco Hardware, Tupps, Abaco Groceries in Marsh Harbour, Golden Harvest Supermarket in Treasure Cay and Harbour View Grocery and Salty Skies in Hope Town. Friends ordered 6,500 bags and the sponsoring stores pre-ordered 5,500. The Green Bag is made from non-woven polypropylene, contains no toxic materials and will not cause allergy to human skin. It is water repellent, machine washable and the dyes used are both harmless and colorfast. Abaco is the first island to introduce the Green Bag in The Bahamas though recyclable bags are in use all over the world. Persons are encouraged to purchase these bags and remember to take them each time they go to the store in order to reduce the number of Thank you bags in use. The Green Bags should last at least a couple of years and will assist our environment each time they are used.Green Bags Will Help the EnvironmentNoticeA photo of a horse appeared in an advertisement in the April 1 issue of The Abaconian. The horse in the picture is one of the wild horses on Abaco. We regret that we used that specific picture as there is no connection between the Abaco horse and the advertisement. Green Turtle CaysIsland Roots FestivalPirate ThemeGames Shows History Family Fun Story Telling Arts & Crafts Much MoreMay 4-6

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