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Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 04-01-2013
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April 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 6 APRIL 1, 2013 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID WEST PALM BCH FL Permit NO 4595 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service Requested By Timothy Roberts on various areas of Abaco have caused damage to farm areas and blanketed com munities in heavy smoke for several weeks. reportedly popped up as far south as the Abaco National Park and as far north as near Blackwood. Aside from ravaging hundreds and possibly thousands of acres and the undergrowth of the forests in these Second Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend makes a splash several communities Please see Fire Page 2 Tour reveals details about Health Facility The 2013 Great Abaco Family Fit ness Weekend was a great success, and in the second year managed to more than double the participation from the inaugural year. This year 185 persons participated in the athletic events including a 1-mile open water swim, a Sprint triathlon, an Olympic triathlon, a kid's 1-mile run, and a 5k/10k fun run/walk. The weekend opened on Friday after noon with a 1-mile open water swim, spon sored by BTC, in which 25 participants entered the water at the beautiful Treasure Cay beach in Abaco. The out and back course attracted athletes as young as 8 and old as 76, and all skill levels from competi tive swimmers to recreational snorkelers. The gorgeous Abaco weather allowed for a fast course, with Peter Wagner being female was Abaco local Christina Pyfrom, just thirteen years old, in a time of 28:01. A young competitor, Ryan Knowles, man aged to complete the swim in full clothing after forgetting her swimsuit, proving that determination and effort can overcome ad versity. Please see Fitness Page 11

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2013 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com on a number of farm areas and threatened isolated homes. worked tirelessly for weeks protecting vance towards settlements. On Saturday, March 23, seven vol unteers with the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue (MHVFR) back-burned along the road to Snake Cay and along an old farm road south of Spring City pre ing Spring City and later possibly Marsh midnight. The following day the MHVFR vol unteers were called upon again to protect further south near the Cherokee turn-off threatened homes, destroyed crops and at one point trapped a family at their house. Both the Fire Chief Danny Sawyer of Central & All Abaco MHVFR and the local Fire Authority, Sgt. Paul Johnson, urge the public to be aware that March, April and May are considered without a permit to do so and encourage hunters and scrap metal collectors sus pected to be the starters of some of the for caught, they will face charges in court. Residents with homes adjacent to wooded areas are urged to clear between their property and surrounding bush. Par ticularly vulnerable are homes where their lots were cleared and the debris pushed to the property edge, leaving a huge pile of dead tree trunks and other debris. Resi dents should be alert that when there are Fire From Page 1 By Timothy Roberts station of the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire & Rescue (MHVFR) on March 23. The funds raised will be used to purchase department. The station was open for the public to see the work that has been accomplished. ished and two bathrooms have been com pleted. These improvements were made possible because of the funds raised at the donations from local businesses. ed and featured hotdogs and hamburgers along with a variety of treats. A bouncing lar with the children. Fun Day supports Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Danny Sawyer said the funds raised will go toward purchasing proper turnout gear, helmets, gloves and boots as well as breathing apparatus. He said we are thankful for the tre mendous outpouring of support from the community and those who have donated for this event and at other times. We could The MHVFR is dependent on the support of the public and local govern time and energy to protect the communities The main concern of the volunteer homes and property. At this time of year ly, the volunteer services offered on Abaco

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April 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 On March 14, local pastors and mem bers of the Abaco Christian Council were given a tour of the Abaco Community Health Facility by Alan Sharpe of Coast vestibule of the 27, 000 square foot build ing, which quickly branched off into a se curity/screening area. They soon passed through the main admission and waiting areas that include a dispensary, so that pa Central & All Abaco tions. Thoughtfully, the area was designed with a coffee shop nearby. As they approached another wing of the facility, Sharpe pointed out a Triage Room next to another waiting area, an ad ministration and lunch room; an IT room; a mechanical and electrical room; confer ence Room; and a registration area. ination rooms in total, and six bathrooms with some being wheel chair accessible. Work continues at Abaco Community Health Facility Room. The Trauma and Treatment Room is essentially one room that accommodates three beds. The health facility is also equipped with an Isolation Room as well as two standalone two-bed recovery rooms. Preg nant women can now look forward to the convenient delivering of their children in the Birthing Room. A few steps away, there is an Operating Theatre, and Ster ilization Room. Toward the rear of the building, there are laundry and kitchen services. As they walked further into the build is manned at all times offering piece of mind to residents as well as parking for two ambulance vehicles. A Compress Air and Vacuum Pump Room exist to contain medical gases. A Mortuary is also present. There are also provisions made for health facility, there is a standalone build with an electrical switch gear. Sharpe said that in the event the city water goes off, there is a 12-foot deep tank that stores wa ter on the premises because obviously the hospital cannot function without water. Toward the end of the tour, Sharpe said he could not comment on a completion date for the health facility. However, there are future plans for a nurses home. By Timothy Roberts Knowles Construction & Develop work on the bypass road which runs from the airport roundabout to the newly built roundabout on S.C. Bootle Hwy. in Marsh Harbour. The bypass road will include 1.5 inch thick hot mix asphalt on the roundabouts and on the new access road joining to the existing port road, and prime pea and grav el and sand seal on the remaining surfaces. The contract, valued at $965,818.95, resumes after the work stopping for nearly a year. The contract was signed in August 2011 and work commenced shortly after wards. Knowles Construction was also given the contract to repave the tarmac at Trea sure Cay Airport; however, was later can celed due to budget constraints. Bypass roadwork resumes

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2013 White Sound, Elbow Cay FULL SERVICE MARINA WATERFRONT VILLAS For local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065 email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.com Bahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun. Enjoy a delicious dinner with us Sea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Happy Hour Daily 5 pm 6 pm Open Year Round Come lounge at The Helm, our indoor bar Boat House Restaurant Tuesday Night BBQ Buffet ALL YOU CAN EAT $20.00 per person LIVE MUSIC by: Clint Sawyer Join in the limbo with Desmond Cartwright Every Tuesday 6:30 pm 9 pm Starting April 9th Business Businessman bothered by unreliable service Corporate opportunities By Timothy Roberts Communication is absolutely key to tury and a local businessman who recently relocated his business from Nassau has found reliable communication a hard thing to come by in Abaco. Because of the location of his busi ness he had only one choice for a tradi tional phone. After opening his business he waited two months for a phone connection at a location where a phone had been set up before. He also noted he was not a new customer either, already having an account with them for a business and residential. Since the connection was setup he said his service has been intermittent. To he said. His prior experience with one compa found the service to be lacking as he could not use VOIP (Voice Over Internet Proto col) and browse on the internet at the same time despite paying for the fastest service they offered. In the course of his work he some times needs to do video conference calls work. He said he spoke with the head of an off-shore bank presently located in Nassau; off-shore banks love to put their people in when Abaco gets reliable communication that they would love to move their opera tion here. The businessman said that the offshore bank would bring 42 wealthy em ployees (and their families); it would mean nity. But before they can move they must have reliable communications. There are numerous complaints from businesses and residences across Abaco of intermittent communication problems, in busiest tourist spots, where there are more frequent issues. Without reliable communications in business and growth will be slower. He Schooner Institute Sciences introduced Schooner Bay Institute for the Arts seeking to advance the understanding and stewardship of our cultural and environ mental assets through multi-disciplinary research and outreach. The Institute is headquartered in Schooner Bay, a tradi tional harbour village on the Bahamian island of Great Abaco that has become a leading model and proponent of sustainable development in the Caribbean region. The facility itself is an 1800 square foot building located on a 100-acre tract ner Bay designated as communal farmland and an economic empowerment zone for all of South Abaco. An art motel with 15 beds, a kitchen and a dining room/ study as well as a clinic with conference rooms $40, this is a comfortable, affordable base for visiting scholars and artists, complete with all of the resources required to facili tate productive research and collaboration in a unique environment teeming with eco logical diversity. Schooner Bay Institute for the Arts and Sciences is a place of idea generation where global and local expertise combines to promote the sustainable growth of South Abaco and the islands of The Bahamas. Treasure Cay Resort and Marina The Treasure Cay Resort and Marina bid farewell to Patrick Fetch who served as General Manager of the resort for past 5 years. Mr. Fetch worked tirelessly to pro vide service with excellence at the resort. Due to unfortunate circumstances be yond his control, Mr. Fetch gave up life in paradise to return to his home country. On Wednesday, February 27, the resort hosted a farewell reception in his honour. Management, staff and locals came together to say thank you for his service and to show their appreciation for the time he spent among them. Kind words and ges nies of his time at the resort. The community of North Abaco joins the Treasure Cay Resort and Marina fam ily in saying farewell to Mr. Fetch. Acupuncture is the Auskell Clinic Dr. Matthew Orem, Doctor of Chi ropractic, now also offers Acupuncture treatments at the Auskell Clinic. Dr. Matt, as he is known, has completed several years of training and recently received the Diplomate in Medical Acupuncture. He is licensed by the State of Ohio and cre dentialed by the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture. Acupuncture is a positive adjunct to chiropractic manipula tion which is already offered at the clinic Acupuncture consists of inserting ul This is a painless procedure and can im prove the overall functioning of the body. Please see Acupuncture Page 7

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April 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 temporary acupuncture diagnosis called entirely painless procedure where a probe measures the electrical resistance of each meridian. The results are shown up as a graph on a computer screen and the doc tor is able to immediately see where any imbalances are occurring in the body. He can then rebalance these meridians with acupuncture treatments thus treating the rium in the body. utes and is normally done 2 to 3 times a week. The normal course of treatment would be approximately 8 times but could be less if the patient is feeling better after fewer treatments. At any time Dr. Matt can check his computer to see how the me ridians are being rebalanced. If a person but they are afraid of needles lasers can be used instead. Nurse Cindy Pinder will be in the clinic on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm during the times Dr. Matt is not on the island and she can con tinue the administration of acupuncture prescribed by Dr. Matt using lasers. An acu-patch, which is a tiny metal ball at tached to a Band-Aid is then applied to the pressure point and will remain there for a few days to continue the balancing process. Persons wishing to make appoint ments to see Dr. Matt should call the Aus kell Clinic at 367 0020. Further Business Acupuncture From 6 Entrepreneur Watch Just Tings Emporium Drive to bring a new type of shopping ex perience to Abaco. Owner, Tina Dames, stated that she was inspired to open her clothing for her son. sizes three months to 16. They also sell slippers, shoes, and educational games and toys. They specialize in plumbing sup plies, everyday household items, faucets for bathrooms and kitchen sinks. Their best sellers are the Android Tablet which comes fully loaded and cell phones. They carry remote control heli copters, headphones and make seasonal special occasions. Customers are invited to come in and check out their Oakleys which are now on sale at low prices. They are open late to meet the needs of the growing personal and business needs of the Abaco community. They can special order faucets, plumbing items, electronics, and clothing. A down payment is required prior to the order be ing placed. Orders usually take 10-12 days to arrive. They are open Monday to Thurs day 4pm to 7pm, Friday 9am to 2pm and 4-7pm, and on Saturdays 10am to 5pm. Their motto is Quality Products at the They can be contacted by calling 475you can check them out on facebook. Latoyas Exclusive Fashions fashion industry for many years and is so good at what she does that she has be for ladies fashion. She recently expanded her business when she moved to the Ryan next door to Auskell Surgical Center on February 18, 2013. She wants her valued customers to know that she is now carrying a full line derwear. She will have them in stock for clusive of casual wear and footwear includ ing sandals, tennis and dress shoes. She will carry regular fashion for men and clothing for the big and tall men. Sizes carries beauty and fashion supplies such as make-up, earrings, rings, bracelets, watch es, belts, scarves, sunglasses, lingerie, and Her store hours are Monday to Thurs day 9am to 6pm and Fridays and Saturdays 9am to 8pm. She can be contacted by call ing 375-9795. Annas Sweet Pot AnnaRuth Bootle, is a chef by profes sion. She has worked in the hotel indus try and privately cooking food for special occasions and for lunch. Due to her love of cooking, she decided to open her own in the Ambassador Inn on Crocket Drive. AnnaRuth has had her restaurant open for a few months now and stated that so many persons did not realize that she was open for business. However, she is she loves-cook delicious food for break fast, lunch and dinner. She specializes in stew conch, stew They are served with white or yellow grits, potato bread or Johnny cake. She recently started cooking breakfast and the response has been very good. and vary from day to day. Meals range from $5, $7 and $12. Sit down dinners will begin soon along with a consist menu of desserts including guava duff and cheeses cake. Presently AnnaRuth serves des serts periodically at her restaurant but her Brownies and Banana bread can be pur chased daily at various stores around town including Abaco Grocers. Guava Duff can be special ordered at any time. Since she has been open, business has been great and she is sure that once the word gets out that she has a restaurant and her sit down service begins that business will be even better. Pot is 367-2044.

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2013 From the Editor's Desk // The Quiet and the Beat The Abaconian Bradley M. Albury Editor-in-Chief AB 20213 Marsh Harbour Abaco, The Bahamas Logo Photo Credit: Tuppy Weatherford Reporters/Freelance Contributors: Canishka Alexander, Samantha Evans, Jennifer Hudson, Timothy Roberts, Mirella Santillo, Rashida Murray, Lee Pinder Phone 242-367-3200 FAX 242-367-3677 AbaconianNews@gmail.com Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9 Abacos most complete newspaper. 2022 Aero Circle New Smyrna Beach FL. 32168 7,500 copies Published twice monthly Free at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rates: $20.00 Abaco $25 other Bahamas (One Year) $45.00 USA $65 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Order The Abaconian Today JUNE 2012 Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail or Tel # 24 issues US$ or B$ Above subscription is a gift from: $45 USA via 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas via surface $20 to Abaco US$65 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: 2022 Aero Circle, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32168 or: P.O. Box AB 20213, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below Why subscribe? The Abaconian will keep you informed on issues such as: NAME ON CARD: CARD NUMBER: EXP DATE: SIGNATURE: AMOUNT PAID: Master Card Visa WE NOW ACCEPT MASTER CARD/VISA On an exquisite Saturday this past week I was privileged to witness one of the most sublime, beautiful Bahamian sights I can recall. Allow me to set the scene. Being lucky enough to live with the view of the Marsh Harbour harbour (for the time being) I take every chance to enjoy it as much as possible. So late Saturday morning I am on my back porch with my second cup of coffee and a book (the latest Stephen King). My mission that morning: relax. A busy couple weeks were coming up. this Saturday morning was incredibe. could have heard someone whisper in Dundas Town from straight across the Between sips of my coffee (black if you ever feel inclined to buy me a cup) a small boat with a family, not sure if locals or tourists, were stalk ing a pod of dolphins that were lazily making their way over the shallows. Whether you have never seen dolphins mammals ever lose their majesty. So that, right there, was a nice enough treat. I settled back down to continue reading and while contemplating a third cup of coffee a familiar beat roused me from the pages. Glancing back at the harbour I witnessed a ballet. A ballet set to a Junkanoo beat. Three boats, each representing something Bahamian, were in motion on the still water. lurched slowly along in the background with its run-around boat in tow. Craw industry and a familiar sport, a shared heritage for all Abaconians. The second: a speedboat of musi cians, I was not sure who they were or where they were going but the goatskin drums they were beating was unmis takable. It was a joyous cacophony the quiet morning easily accommodated. The third: visiting boaters, surf boards and scuba gear strapped to the side, made their way to a mooring buoy. Hearing the drums and whistles of the Junkanoo beat from boat number two, the visitors cheered and danced on the bow. Our local boys respond ed with a more complex rhythm and waved back. I sometimes in these editorials like to paint a scene or situation and extrap olate some kind of message or parallel to our economy or society. But I think this needs none. It was beautiful in its movement and poignant in its simplic ity and timeless in its earnest sincerity. This is what Abaco was and will be. It is our task to recognize these it. It is our charge to protect it. These are not just postcard moments, these are real moment and they are ours to share. Community Calendar morial Fishing Tournament (Murphy Town Ball Field) Tournament (Spring City Park) Town School (Hummingbird Cottage Art Center) Music (Held at Grace Gym / Marsh Harbour) (BAIC Park) Abaco Primary)

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April 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Letters to the Editor Ferry Dock Road Block ry Dock (Crossing Beach) has become in creasingly dangerous, particularly during morning and afternoon rush hours. Some mornings, the taxis are parked three ve virtual standstill. People are trying to get to work, buses are trying to get children to school, and taxis are trying to solicit fares. due to the congestion resulting from the important than other drivers, or better yet, if they own the road entirely! when they pickup passengers from the air to sit, relax and (of course) play dominoes/ cards until the ferry arrives. They obvi ously know who amongst them arrived in The situation is disconcerting for visi tors and locals alike. I wish these people would practice some decency and use their (not-so) common sense. -Confused and Frustrated Abaconian Abaconian Caption Contest Group to import coyotes to combat A group of Texas philanthropists recently visited Abaco as part of a factgovernment, they settled on eradicating in the ranching business, they claimed they are familiar with getting rid of similar var mints. And being from West Texas they were familiar with one predator in particu lar: the coyote. is an ecologically friendly way to get rid of Mr. Finkle also claims that the coy otes will help control the feral cat problem as well, another predator which is decimat ing the Abaco parrot population. When asked about the dangers of bringing in what many consider a danger ous animal, Mr. Finkle brushed the claim aside, saying they make potentially great While waiting for Bahamian govern group decided to bring in several test coy otes to see how they handle the humidity and to see if they can acquire a taste for feral raccoon. To ensure the Abaco public was aware of their experiment, they insisted on getting the story in for the April 1 edition of The Abaconian. All Abaco

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2013 South Abaco High Banks Art and displays talent Approximately twenty talented folks March 15 in the High Banks Fire House. It was well attended by family and friends from the area who were astonished at the diversity of talents exhibited by their neighbours, which included many second home owners as well as locals. The ladies of the Bahama Palm Shores art group who meet once a week had, during the year, amassed quite a wealth of work and decided it was time to come out of the with crafts they knew were being made by others in the neighbourhood. This being public and being excited at the prospect of letting people see what they had achieved and a major organizer of the event said in her short welcome address, Who would have known that there is such a wealth of gratitude to all of the people who attended to support their efforts and expressed the Some of the exhibitors were a little they had shown any of their work but they need have had no fear because everything was greatly admired by all and compli amazed by what they saw. Water colour paintings were dis played by Mary Chamie, Maria Tearing, who has been a mentor to many new artists, some of whom had never before picked up a paintbrush and are now quite accom plished. Ray Adams, who paints in oil and acrylic, displayed three of his works. Two persons displayed their jewelry. Celia Rogers makes sea glass and bead pieces while Melanie Rees incorporates a sea heart into every one of her pieces which makes them unique. Another very unique piece displayed by Ms. Rees was a remarkable chandelier crafted from drift wood and bromeliads. Her son, David, who is the grandson of the late Colin Rees, well known mas ter photographer, is obviously walking in and coming young photographer. While his grandfather was known for his amaz ing black and white photography, David is specializing in colour and displayed some amazing photography of the Abaco parrots which frequent the Bahama Palm Shores area. Peter and Kay Gates also displayed photos of the local parrots, some of which they had made into notecards and calen ented young photographer who displayed a variety of stunning wildlife photographs. were very ingenious in the making of one of a kind bird baths. Merle is from Alaska and she had made these at her home there using rhubarb leaves. Since we cannot grow rhubarb in the warm climate of the Bahamas the pair went on a search for the is hard to imagine bird baths constructed from cabbage leaves but, with the use of concrete mixed and handled by their handy husbands they were able to form exqui site designs which they then painted and glazed. Mani Goulding exhibited some beau tiful shell work and a scenic book which she had created from stunning photographs crafted from acrylic and wood including olive wood from Bethlehem and an unusu al birdhouse. Another birdhouse was the of a lovely piece of a tree which she had carefully decorated with little pieces of na ture. Another of her crafts was a circular frame made entirely out of small pieces of driftwood and adorned with sea glass. who is well known for his stunning wood turned pieces which include billy clubs, bowls, plaques, lamps, mortar and pestles and spinning tops. Mr. Knowles has been years and he brings out all the beauty of the deira, tamarind, dogwood, fowl berry, yel low wood and pine. All his tops are made out of white ironwood and Peter Gates im pressed the audience by spinning a top and catching it on his hand, an amazing skill he learnt as a child and was surprised that he can still do after years without practice. and next year the organizers say it will be bigger and better.

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April 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 The Abaco Beach Resort at Boat Harbour announces the availability of a limited number of luxury condominiums for sale at The Harbour Residences For more information visit www.AbacoBeachResort.com or call 242-367-2585 or 242-367-2158 The opening ceremonies and swim awards were held immediately following the swim. The Member of Parliament for North Abaco, Renardo Curry, was present along with Ministry of Tourism represen tative Wynsome Ferguson. The notable growth of the event was evident, as the Coco Beach Club was packed with par ticipants, volunteers, spectators, and spon sors. Sands Beer and Cocozona provided refreshments while Treasure Cay provided appetizers for the event. Saturday morning brought overcast weather, a blessing for the athletes pre paring to enter the challenging Sprint and Olympic triathlons presented by Carlo Mi lano. The Sprint triathlon consisted of a 500m swim, a 20km (12.4 mile) bike ride, and a 5k (3.1 mile) run. The Olympic tri athlon was approximately double the dis tance, with a 1500m swim, a 40km (24.8 mile) bike ride, and a 10k (6.2 mile) run. With 60 athletes entered into the events, including individuals and relays, the ex citement and camaraderie could be felt included 5 Olympic individuals, 34 Sprint individuals, and 7 Sprint relays consisting of 21 athletes. At 7:30am, the Olympic competitors entered the serene waters of Treasure Cay followed shortly by the Sprint competi tors. Adam Isaac of Nassau, who would go on to win the Men's Sprint triathlon, relay competitor from Hope Town, was the ing closely behind the top men. Michelle Olympic triathlon; Peter Wagner followed up his previous day's win with the fastest Olympic swim leg. The bike legs of the courses took the competitors out of Treasure Cay and heading north on the Queen's Highway, of skill levels and equipment were visible, from beach cruisers to high-end Ironman triathlon bikes, and a plethora of Jamis limited. The fastest cycle times for the Sprint and Olympic races were 39 minutes 38 seconds by Peter Tynes and 1 hour 8 22 mph respectively. One competitor did take a fall on the bicycle, but luckily kindhearted Jessica Robertson was close behind and stopped to help until the Treasure Cay Fire Department was able to assist. The gentleman quickly recovered and managed North Abaco to complete the bike leg for his relay be fore requiring medical assistance. The overcast weather broke into a light rain as the athletes transitioned into the run portions of the races. The course took the competitors into Treasure Cay, where spectators cheered from all around. The welcomed cool break allowed for fast race times, with Karen Cook from Boul der, Colorado completing the individual Sprint 5k run the fastest in 22:41 and Adri an Whylly of Abaco completing the 5k run course in 22:24 to win the relay category 10k Olympic run course time of 44:44. The overall winners of the Olympic was returning for his second Great Aba co Family Fitness Weekend, however in 2012 he had to spectate due to a broken collar bone. Michelle was competing in liantly upon completing the race that she was competing for all the single mothers Children's Home. The individual Sprint triathlons were won by Adam Isaac of Nassau and Vicki Stafford of Freeport, both returning com petitors to the event. Chris Pinder, David Knowles and Adrian Whylly of Abaco won to the event to defend her 2012 relay title), Sarah Allen, and Veronica Beauchesne took the women's relay title and Patty Barigelli, mixed division relay title. The Rotary Club of Abaco, one of the sented by Dwayne Wallas, their president. to raise almost one thousand dollars to sup and to lose 15 lbs in the process. As the weather changed back to a sunny Abaco day, the triathlons were fol lowed by one of the most exciting races of the weekend, the 1-mile kid's fun run. Thirty children aged twelve and under par ticipated in the event. The kids raced a closed course into Treasure Cay, cheered on by their many family members, friends, spectators, and the day's recovering tri medals were awarded, smiles and family hugs were given bringing tears of pride to the eyes of family members and specula tors alike. The triathlon awards ceremony was held Saturday evening at the Spinnaker co sun set, the hand-made awards by Aba co Ceramics were handed out to the overall competitors and age-group winners, com plimented by stainless-steel water bottles Fitness From Page 1 male and female of both the Olympic and Sprint triathlons received TechnoMarine watches donated by the lead sponsor, Carlo Milano. Special mention was given to Taryn Carroll of Marsh Harbour, who just 10 years of age. The weather cleared up on Sunday morning to allow for a beautiful race day registrations delayed the start by a few minutes, but shortly after 7:30am, seventy participants took to the course. Walker Hirsch of Treasure Cay won the 5k race in a time of 21:49 at the young age of 13, being both the top junior and top male on the 5k course. Veronica Beauchesne of Hope Town won the women's division in a time of 24:15. The 10k course was won the women's 10k title went to Karen Cook with a time of 48:57. The awards ceremony and brief clos ing announcements followed the morning's road race. The organizers thanked, and would like to thank again, all of the spon sors, volunteers, and participants along with Treasure Cay Fire Department, Royal Bahamas Police Force, and the Treasure Cay staff for their participation and assis tance in the event. The event would not be possible without the support of the com munity, and this year the involvement by everyone was awe-inspiring. The Chronotrack timing system was used by Wildside Online, Nassau, to time all of the events. The system is capable of timing all types of races and is used in 25 notrack has a network of over 200 timers Please see GAFFW Page 14

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2013 STANDARD HARDWARE Lumber & Plumbing Supplies email: standardhardware@netbusiness.com Let Standard help you plant your Spring ideas! Lawnmowers Trimmers Chainsaws Irrigation Hoses We stock a wide variety of NEW! T-ShirtsNow In Stock North Abaco GAFFW From Page 11 in 35+ countries, including the Bahamas. The same timing system is used to time Marathon Bahamas and other local events. The success of the event can be mea sure by many factors. All of the athletes and spectators had nothing but kind words, with persons being inspired to participate in the next year's events, and to return to Treasure Cay in 2014. There was a large returning group of competitors from across overall participation in the event more than doubled from the previous year. The Treasure Cay Resort was sold out for the weekend as participants attended from all over North America, including 8 states and Canada. Freeport and Nassau were well represented and Abaco had participants from throughout the mainland and the outlying cays. Bahamasair showed an in crease in airlift, and Bahamas Ferries was able to add a charter ferry for the event to accommodate passengers from Nassau. The growing event continues to sup ronment. The charitable groups were instrumental in providing volunteers and assistance to the events, and funds and awareness were raised for both organiza tions. The Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend would like to thank its main sup porters the Ministry of Tourism, Carlo Milano, Damianos-Sothebys International Realty, the Treasure Cay Beach, Marina and Golf Resort, and BTC. A special thank you goes out to all the companies who provided prizes and support, as well as all the staff, volunteers and spectators who supported the athletes throughout the weekend. The date for the 2014 event has not yet been set, but early planners can ex pect it to take place again in March. Piano concert to entertain Treasure Cay On April 3, the Treasure Cay Com munity Center will come to life as the Cay concert will feature the sounds of Beth Dixon. The event is scheduled to begin at 7:30pm. Scott Joplin Rags and Waltz will also be featured throughout the evening. The concert will be followed by an Ice Cream social. Cost of this event is ten dollars and tickets can be obtained from any of the Cay A very special invitation is extended to the general public to be a part of the event. Beth Dixon always provides a night of enjoyment and entertainment and the anything less. Community Easter Hunt to be held Bahama Beach Club will once again 9th consecutive one for the establishment. are invited to bring down their families to hunt. are a few special eggs. The highlight of the egg hunt is the golden egg which contains $500. Other eggs also have cash prizes. The hunt will begin at 10am and it is followed by a family picnic and mini fun day. Once again an invitation is extended to the general public to be a part of this fun 365-8500. Bahama Beach Club is located in Treasure Cay. Winter residents entertained at Cay Events another successful event on Wednesday, sure Cay Community Center. The commit tee during the winter months provides eve ning events to raise funds for the upkeep of the community center and provides en tertainment for the winter residents during their stay here. This year, in keeping with the estab lished traditions of the committee, Stone original hits, local Bahamian hits and American hits. The audience was also able to request special selection. The evening of music lasted for a little over two hours and was well attended. The committee was grateful for the support that they received and the success of the event. The committee has a few other events on their calendar before they conclude this year series of events for this winter.

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April 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 You Can Count On Brandon ompson 242-357-6532 Dock Construction Residential and Commercial Customized to suit your lifestyle Boat Lifts Sales and Service Quality boat lift dealer for 10 years And Much More... Contact us today! www.lbtmarine.com bthompson@lbtmarine.com Cell: 242-357-6532 Ph/Fax: 242-367-2704 North Abaco TCBT adds Ultra Champ Competition to 30th Annual Celebration ment (TCBT) will celebrate its 30th anni versary June 1-7, 2013 at beautiful Trea sure Cay Beach Marina & Golf Resort, ing, excellent value and fun social events, the world-class competition attracts teams from around the world. social parties, dinners and fun competi tions. The guaranteed cash payout ranges from $10,000 for a minimum of ten boats and up to $50,000 for participation of 50 boats. The TCBT offers a special bonus of one free room night at the resort or a free day of dockage for registrations made prior to March 31, 2013. The early registrations also receive an entry into a drawing for free tournament dockage from June 1-6 for boats up to 60 feet and additional prizes including air tickets to the Bahamas. New 30th Anniversary activities will include a tournament within the tourna ment where prior winners compete head to pants can also enjoy a spectacular sandcas tle crafted by famed sand sculptor, Victor the Bahamas, Treasure Cay is known for grander-size record-breaking marlin, large dolphin and wahoo. of the TCBT, the tournament includes Fun Fish Division awards for tuna, dolphin and wahoo. The Fun Fish Division offers an based tournaments. In addition to the cash prizes, winners receive beautiful trophies and the top team is honored on a statuesque Perpetual Trophy showcased in the resort's Spinnaker Restaurant, one of the largest air conditioned out-island restaurant facilities available for events. Awards are also pre by the participant's own digital and/or video camera with an image that can verify the time and date the photo was taken. The TCBT is open to the public and center con sole boats over 30 feet are welcome. The top TCBT team will qualify for the IGFA Offshore World Championship, with information available at www.igfaoff shorechampionship.com. In addition to its great food and fam ily social events, the TCBT also raises funds for the children of the Treasure Cay Primary School. Details, photos and the tournament magazine are available on www.treasurecay.com. Information can also be found atwww.facebook.com/trea www.catchstat.com. Registration for up to six team mem bers, including boat entry, cash prize eligibility, dinners, cocktail parties, team goody bag and room discounts is only $2,950 per team and can be made online at www.treasurecay.com. TCAL grows and supports community For many years, a group of second home owners in Treasure Cay got together to paint on Tuesday mornings. They loved the camaraderie and fellowship, learned from each other and enjoyed the discipline of a once-a-week painting session. In 2005, the group formalized this arrangement, An initiation fee for members, dues structure and painting schedule were set up. Over the eight years the group has had visiting artists come to provide workshops, there have been several Art Shows and the membership created, produced and sold two separate sets of note cards that were Marina Shop. The proceeds from the Art Shows and note card sales have been traditionally used to procure art supplies for the Treasure Cay Primary School, as well as the Coo perstown Primary School and the Treasure Cay Community Center. Ann Smith, the volunteer art coordi nator for Treasure Cay Primary School, has purchased paints, brushes, paper, glue, crayons and many other materials to give perience in the creative arts. Similar sup plies were purchased for the Cooperstown Primary School this project. The group is planning another Art Show for March of 2014. As the mem raised by the art they create helps local partnership with Ann Smith and the Trea sure Cay Primary School has truly been a win-win situation. The turnout was on the light side for of Abaco on March 23. But the regular group was glad to welcome two new sail ors, Peter Whittington and Matt Polishuk, gusts were approaching 20 mph out of the south and the sailors agreed they should have worn sunscreen. Winds were very shifty as the groups sailed right in the mid Remote Control Laser Regatta held in Treasure Cay dle of two opposing winds, from the left and the right. with Randy Key winning race four. Randy quite pay-off as he approached the wind ward mark and the right side came through. Mr. Kaighin won the next three races Please see Laser Page 16

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Ideal for full-time residence with income property $800K BSD Town Break This fabulous newly redecorated 6 bed, 4 bath ocean front home is located in Hope Town Village on a secluded beach. There is lots of room for a pool. Great Rental History! $1.450 M BSD NEW LISTING of things after a few races and showed im provement. It was a tough day with heavy, shifty winds mixed in with a medium chop. hosting this event at their house on Brigan took care of race committee duties and Several sailors were caught snacking between races. The laser enthusiasts will last race of the season. Laser From Page 15 North Abaco Government is studying legislation to foster and encourage small and medium businesses in the country. Recognizing that over 80 percent of businesses in The Bahamas fall in this category and that col largest employer, government wants to see more persons enter into business and suc ceed. Government recognizes that its vari ous plans and agencies for small businesses in the past have generally not given the in tended results. This legislation is intended to simplify the process and have it man aged by a nine-member board of knowl edgeable but non-political persons. being presented to the public for consul tation and possible presentation to Parlia consultation meetings was held on March 8 with the directors of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce. Four board members will be appoint dently chosen by the private sector. One each will come from the Bahamas Cham ber of Commerce in Nassau, one from the Freeport Chamber and one from the Abaco from other islands with Chambers of Com merce or business associations. Grants, loans and other incentives now under the control of the following agencies or departments will be governed Those yielding to this new agency are the following: exemptions, etc. Act al Corporation project proposal support, farm and craft training equity contributions and loans ture grants of $5 million being a grant from govern ment. The proposed legislation as presented to the Abaco Chamber details how this new agency is to be formed and how the board will conduct themselves. The regulations ing is likely to be made by the Minister and the new board working together. After the agency is up and running, it is intended that This desired independence from gov ernmental oversight requires that the nine board members have a grasp and knowl edge of small and medium business op erations, challenges, obstacles, training, issues. Particular emphasis is on fostering entrepreneurs in the Family Islands and this requires knowledge of Family Island issues. The three presenters from Nassau Project Coordinator; Don Gray; and Mer rit Storr, legal advisor from Chancellors Chambers. SMEDA legislation will help small businesses Further Business DI Jamaican Spot owned by Dean and Jossette Beadle recently opened its doors in the shopping plaza located behind the Me morial Plaza Building in Marsh Harbour. Specializing in authentic Jamaican dishes, the restaurant also serves Bahamian cuisine as well. On March 8, DI Jamaican Spot held customers to indulge in. Some items on the extensive menu includes: Curry Chicken; Brown Stew Chicken; Roast Fish; Jerk Chicken and Pork, Rice and Peas, Stew ings of Bahamian side dishes (potato salad, macaroni, coleslaw). Popular Jamaican dishes like Festi Callaloo and boiled foods are also served. Customers can also try a variety of refresh ing juices made from carrot, peanut and beet root. All dishes are priced between $5 to $13. DI Jamaican Spot is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays to Wednesdays, and from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The restaurant is closed on Sundays and select holidays. Visit them today for an unforgettable din ing experience, or call DI Jamaican Spot at: 367-0177. DI Jamaican Spot specializes in Jamaican, Bahamian dishes

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April 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 17 Marsh Harbour Town Committee By Timothy Roberts March 13, 2013 During the March 13 meeting of the Marsh Harbour Town Committee mem bers expressed frustration with their lack of ability to accomplish their duties as their decisions are seldom enforced by the rel evant agencies. Members had previously suggested making repairs to the drain near the en trance to Pelican Shores; however, it was limited to afford to carry out that work. Henry Williams suggested that members seek donations to defray the cost of the back hoe because it is felt that the repair is very much needed. The committee was informed that make some swings and it was suggested that they could be placed at the Crossing beach. The committee will meet with Friends ing the sea oats and plants at the Cross ing which were damaged due to Hurricane Sandy. Ms. Key said after getting nowhere in trying to have the shacks at Goombay Park moved to BAIC Park she decided to allow farmers to get them and they have all been removed. She said she called several government ministers and senators but re ceived no response. It was noted that the dumpster placed on Charles Sawyer Boulevard adjacent to the immigrant Haitian shanty town called the Mudd have been moved to the old that the dumpster being on a main road was an eye-sore. With three bins at the softball people and there will be frequent pickups. Ms. Key also noted that residents of Marsh Harbour and Dundas Town had been carrying their trash to these bins designated for the Haitian shanty towns (Mudd and Pigeon Pea) and contributing munities have regular garbage pick-ups it was said that persons need to dump trash themselves need to carry it to the Central Local Government The committee discussed further that businesses need to be held accountable as the act does no cover pickup of commercial garbage. It was noted that it is hard to ask Bahamians to follow the rules when they see immigrants are allowed do whatever they want. It was noted by Ms. Key that investi water bill is warranted as the bill, spanning several months, was $2,400. It is suspected that person(s) are tapping in or using the public bathroom the water bill was also high for Marsh Harbour at $781. A committee member noted that there have been complaints concerning a num and nothing being done to ensure it stops. It is only a matter of time before a house of houses. Members also expressed frustration ing places since the move to the govern The member from Spring City re quested assistance in getting the street signs, which are already here, to be in stalled. Hope Town District Council It was incorrectly reported that the Hope Town District Council had given permission for BTC to build a cell phone tower at its Hope Town site. Approval was deferred for the 100-foot free-standing tower pending proof of ownership of the property. This is a normal requirement for all applications. In anticipation of approval, a contrac tor began construction for the foundation, creating a huge hole for the concrete base. In consideration of the hazard created by the hole on top of the dune adjacent to the Hope Town school, Council members con cluded it was better to not contest comple tion of the base. However, further work was ordered stopped until proof of owner ship is provided. Hope Town District Council By Timothy Roberts March 14, 2013 The Hope Town District Council tabled a budget, passed a resolution and heard a proposal during a busy day in which they expressed frustration of delays that have affected their meetings. During their meeting the Council submitted a budget requesting a 1.7% increase in preparation for the upcoming 2013/2014 budget year. It was noted during the presentation of the new budget that the council spends almost 69% of its budget on garbage col lection, management and transport. The council will also be seeking a capital works budget of $350,000 to share between the three islands (Guana Cay, Man-O-War and Hope Town). They be lieve despite being told that there will be no increases given this year that their in Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting also felt it was insulting that money is be yet no consideration is given to the Cays who are also in need of road work. He not ed that the Hope Town District brings in as the Cays are what visitors are coming to the area for. He concluded by saying that the dis trict cannot afford any cuts as they are at the limit of their budget already. He said if they receive a 10% cut he would pro test as the area sends far too much money to Nassau to be getting the peanuts they Kenny Maltarp was present at the meeting to make a presentation for a cul vert/canal to connect Back Creek (in Hope said it would provide a way for the har Council to see if the idea would be worth while pursuing. felt the project was not necessary because, changed and it seems to be cleaner than not to be feasible. She expressed concern that if there are contaminants, whether hu man waste or chemical, it would do more pristine. The Council decided to look into the proposal further, including acquiring a test of chemicals in the harbour, asking for the The Council, seeking to pre-empt the changes expected to be made to the a resolution to further clarify the present ordinance that does not allow motor ve and Taylor Park. Special permissions will ity Service Vehicles and Commercial Ve hicles as needed. The Council began a discussion on the governments proposed Value Added Tax (VAT). Some voiced concern with VAT saying it is a regressive tax and also better suited to a manufacturing economy. Other members felt they needed more time to look at the information. One suggestion was that central gov ernment allows local government to col lect property taxes keeping 25percent of the revenue and sending the balance to the public treasury. A proposal for the construction of a cement pad and 100 foot tower for Baha mas Telecommunications Company (BTC) in Hope Town was deferred until the com pany provided a proof of ownership docu ment. The council voiced frustration that the Island Administrator had often put off their meetings from their normal scheduled times. This causes inconvenience for those who need to arrange for time off work to attend the meetings in one of the busiest districts in The Bahamas. The council de cided to continue their regular scheduled meeting without the Administrator in order to ensure the business of the people was carried out in a timely manner. Council Decision Overturned By Timothy Roberts Minister of Agriculture, Marine Re Gray, overturned a decision of the Hope Town District Council on Friday, March of the Prime Minister in Marsh Harbour. At the January 24 meeting of the Hope Town District Council an application was made by a golf cart rental for ten ad ditional licenses. The Council made a deci sion that due to the serious parking prob lem and lack of year round demand that they would deny the application. They also agreed to formulate a reso lution for an 18 month moratorium on Self Drive plates for Hope Town. The Applicant appealed the decision, members expressed concerns that this ap peal is political as there are two outstand ing appeals that have been waiting two years to be heard that are not yet scheduled to be heard. duty to consider their decision which gen wrong with the method by which they go He said that as the minister he only reviews decisions if an appeal is made and the minister reviews the decisions to be sure that it is in keeping with the rules of natural justice and to be sure the offended person feels there is a place or person to whom they can go if they feel they were Natural justice is technical terminol ogy for the rule against bias (nemo iudex in causa sua) and the right to a fair hearing (audi alteram partem). Mr. Gray said, I found that the council did not follow the rules of natural He stated further that he would not have interfered with the decision as long as the rules were applied. When you go against the rules by which you arrive at the decision then I normally look at that with jaundiced eyes because I want fair play to prevail in the decisions of the councils It has nothing to do with the decision because you can make the right decision but [go] about it the wrong way and that is what happened in this case, so I upheld the The Council said the appeal was up held by Mr. Gray because it was said they made the applicant leave the meeting while entertaining an opposing view. According to the Council the applicant was not asked to leave the meeting but left voluntarily. The result of the appeal was the stead of ten.

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2013 charged reference to causing harm. Willfully Causing Damages On Friday 08.03.13 at about 7:45am a 28 year old male reported to the police that damage was caused to a southern door and window at a building at Treasure Cay. Police action requested in this matter. Investigations are onging into this matter. Threats of death (Suspect Arrested and Charged) On Thursday 07.03.13 at about 8:00pm a 50 year old male of Treasure Cay reported that on Wednesday 06.03.13 at about 7:00pm while on duty at a restau rant situated at Treasure Cay he was ap proached by a male known to him of trea sure cay who threaten to kill him putting him in fear for his life and safety. Police action requested into this matter. Suspect arrested On Thursday 07.03.13 at about cautioned the suspect in reference to this matter, where he admitted to the offence. He was granted him bail in the sum of $1500.00 for court at Cooper's Town on Friday 15.03.13 at 10:00 am. Housebreaking (Suspect Arrested and Charged) At 11:55am on 5th March, 2013, a 56 year old female of Central Pines reported that sometime around 11:40am same date her son of same address returned home and caught a young man inside of her resi dence. Police action requested. sponded and arrested an 18 year old male of Dundas Town in reference to this mat ter. The suspect was charged reference to this matter. The accused attended court on 7th March, 2013 where he pleaded guilty and was given twelve month probation and 300 hour community service. Disorderly Behaviour (Suspect Arrested) At 4:35am on 8th March, 2013, a 28 year old male of Dundas Town and care of a local gas station located Marsh Harbour reported that sometime around 4:30am same date while at work, a male known to him of the Mudd came to the business es tablishment acting disorderly by pulling an offensive instrument on him, putting him in fear of his life. Police action requested. Suspect arrested At 5:21am on 8th March, 2013, of 39 year old male of the Muddat MHPS. Investigation continues. Shopbreaking & Stealing. (Suspect Arrested and Charged) At 2:55am on 8th March, 2013, of in at MHPS with a 24 year old male and a 17 year old male both of Murphy Town under arrest reference to shopbreaking and bile patrol in the area of teachers & salary construction site in Dundas Town, they ob served both suspects with two large bags. A search was conducted of the bags which contained an assortment of beauty supplies. The suspects were questioned to where they got the items from and they admitted to breaking into a beauty supply shop in Dundas Town. As a result, both suspects were arrested and the exhibits were seized. discovered that a 51 year old female of Central Pines reported that some unknown person/s broke into her beauty supply shop located Dundas Town and stole an assort ment of beauty supplies. Police action re quested. The accused are scheduled to attend court on 11th march, 2013. (Suspect Arrested and Charged) At 11:30pm on 13th March, 2013, tion reported while at MHPS, a search was conducted of a 34 year old male of Broncoville Drive, Dundas Town who was under arrest at the time for stealing. An ered two silver .38 ammunition on his per son. Police action requested. A second search of the suspect resi dence revealed additional silver .38 am munition. The suspect was charged. He attend ed court on 15/3/13, pleaded not guilty and Found Firearm & Ammunition At 3:45pm on 13th March, 2013, a 40 year old male of Marsh Harbour and employee of a local high school, Marsh Harbour reported that sometime around 3:10pm same date while at work, his at Crime Report Willfully causing damages (Suspect Arrested and Charged) At 4:35am on 9th march, 2013, a 28 year old female of Central Pines, Abaco, reported that her ex-boyfriend came to her residence, started arguing with her and broke the back window to her residence. Police action requested. Suspect arrested At 5:45 am on 9th march, 2013, M.H.P.S. With the suspect a 31 year old male of Central Pines, Abaco under ar rested reference to this matter. He was in terviewed and charged for the offence. He is schedule to attend court at 10:00am on 11/3/13. Stealing (Suspect Arrested and Charged) On Thursday 07.03.13 at about 6:00pm a 35 year old male of Crown Hav en, Abaco reported to the police that some time between 5:00pm on the 02/03/13 and 10:15am on the 03/03/13 some unknown person(s) stole his whirl pool air condi tioner from off of his porch. Police action requested into this matter. Suspect & charged arrested At 7:55pm on 7th march, 2013, of C.T.P.S. with the suspect, a 31 year old male of Fox Town, Abaco, and reported arresting him on S.C. Bootle Highway in Fox Town. The suspect admitted to stealing the item and sold it to his uncle who used the same as scrap metal. He was released on bail to appear in court on 15th march, 20 13. Causing Harm (Suspect Arrested and Charged) On Saturday 9th march 2013 at about 2120hrs a local doctor c/o Marsh Harbour Government Clinic contacted M.H.P.S. and reported that a lady is at the clinic with visible injuries to the body. Police assis tance requested. Suspect & charged arrested At 10:00pm on 9th March, 2013, of old male of Spring City with regards to this matter while at Marsh Harbour Gov ernment Clinic. He was interviewed and tention was drawn by a female of the same school who informed him that there was a gun on the front lawn at the school. A gun containing ammunition. The location of the hand gun did not pose any danger to other personnel of the school. Police action requested. Investigation continues. Housebreaking & Stealing (Suspect Arrested and Charged) At 5:01pm on 13th March, 2013, a 46 year old female of Crockett Drive, re ported that sometime between 8:30am and 4:40pm on 13th march, 2013, some un known person/s entered her residence and stole one black laptop and one black ipad. Police action requested. Suspect arrested At 6:40pm on 13th march, 2013, of reference to this matter. He was charged for the offences. He attended court on 15/3/13, pleaded not guilty and was given bail in the amount of $3000.00 and to be let. Housebreaking (Suspect Arrested and Charged) At 2:50pm on 15th March, 2013, a 32 year old female of Mount Hope, Abaco re ported that sometime around 9:40am same date her nephew entered her apartment lo cated at Mount Hope and stole one Garmin gps, three watches and other items. He was observed by another person carrying out this act. Police action requested. From the complainant. Suspect arrest and charged At 1:48pm on 16th March, 2013, of aged 22 years of Mount Hope. The sus pect admitted to the offences and charged. He is schedule to attend court on 18/3/13. Assault & threats of death (Suspect Arrested and Charged) On Friday 15th March 2013 some time around 5:25pm the complainant a 28 year old male of Blackwood, Abaco con tacted the Cooper's Town police station and reported that at about 5:20pm while at his place of work he was assaulted by a man he knows, also of Blackwood who also threatened him putting him in fear. Police action requested. Suspect arrested and charged 33 year old male of Blackwood. He was charged and released on $1,500.00 bail to attend court on 22/3/13. Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and oors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web site: abacomarbleandgranite.com

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April 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 The Cays By Timothy Roberts The Ministry of Tourism along with other stakeholders in Green Turtle Cay reacted favorably to a proposed celebrity Food & Wine Festival to be held on the island in March 2014 with plans to make it an annual event. Chef Michael Howell, Consulting tive Director of Slow Motion Food Film Fest, proposed an annual, large-scale, internationally-recognized food and wine festival hosted by the Green Turtle Club, The Bluff House and the Island of Green Turtle Cay in Abaco. He said, The culinary traveller has tributor to sustaining global tourism. No one wants to feel like a visitor any more when they travel. By engaging in experi ential activities the traveller, sees, hears, smells and tastes what it is a like to visit a These travellers who are seeking unique experiential activities are also look ing for great local foods and beverages, prepared by well-known chefs or tradition and its inhabitants. People travel to Italy for pasta, to Vietnam for pho, to Thailand for pad Thai, to Chicago for deep-dish pizza, to The Bahamas for conch and fresh Chef Howell believes The Bahamas, from enter this niche tourism market as many of these travellers will go on trips regardless of economic conditions. The culinary traveller is generally more edu cated, more enthused, wealthier and as such not likely to cancel a tripthey do not suffer economically like other kinds of He said that luxury destinations are still thriving and, in many cases, are an visitors back time and time again because of the fun they have had at a food and wine festival. He noted several Wine and Food fes tivals that are both well-attended and wellrepresented in the media, such as Aspen Food and Wine Classic in Colorado; Cay man Cookout in Grand Cayman; Salone Del Gusto at Turin, Italy; Vinexpo at Bor deaux, France; Crave Sydney at Sydney, more. These festivals attract the culinary traveller even more because of the global ver, Gordon Ramsay, Ferran Adria, Mario The culinary traveller wants to eat the food prepared by these well-known personalities, but like movie stars, the trav eller wants to meet the chef and eat his or her food in a great location so they can be transported by taste, by rubbing shoulders with the rich, famous and well-regarded. And they are willing to both travel great he said. He used the example of the Cayman Cookout on Grand Cayman which is hosted become an important global culinary event es at events that always sell out and avid man spending thousands of dollars on the experience of eating and drinking great foods and wines at a celebrity food event. Organizing the event is Chef How ell, Consulting Chef to the Green Turtle Food Film Fest, Adam Showell, Owner, Green Turtle Club, Ian Phillips and Part Rinaldo, Managing Director of Slow Mo tion Food Film Fest. Cay Topics celebrates ten years On Tuesday, March 19 Cay Topics, which centers around bringing in interest ing speakers and serving delicious dishes, celebrated its ten year anniversary in Hope Town. The event was ably conducted by Tom Hazel and his staff at the Abaco Inn a renowned artist and Junkanoo enthusiast out of Nassau. The event was capped off by a miniature Junkanoo parade. The event was led by Janet Reingold who expressed gratitude to the members Please see Cay Page 22

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2013 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise Island-wide Abaco Listings Abaco Cottage + 114 hse 366-0576 Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529 Cherokee Lee Pinder + 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075 Grand Cay Rosies Place 352-5458 Green Turtle Cay Barefoot Homes 14 hse 577-4092 Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4247 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island Properties + 34 hse 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties + 34 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 Guana Cay Dive Guana + 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Guana Sunset Beach 13 units 365-5133 Ocean Frontier 6 cott 519-389-4846 Wards Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth Sands + 9 hse 365-5140 Hope Town Abaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Crystal Villas 5 villas 321-452-0164 Elbow Cay Prop + 53 hse 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways + 63 hse 366-0224 Hope Town Inn 6 rm 4 Villas 366-0003 Hope T Villas + 3 hse 366-0266 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages + 4 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 6 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key + 43 hse 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557 Hotels and House Rental Agents Lubbers Quarters Sea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121 Man-O-War Island Home Rentals + 2 hse 365-6048 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072 Waterway Rentals + 14 hse 365-6143 Marsh Harbour area Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719 Abaco Towns 16 apts 367-0148 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 Living Easy + 16 hse 367-2202 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Regattas 32 apts 577-6764 HG Christie + 11 hse 367-4151 Sandy Point Oeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort 14 rm 366-4119 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083 Treasure Cay Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 5 units 877-786-8455 Treasure Cay Resort + 95 rms 365-8801 Marks Bungalows 4 units 365-8506 Abaco Estate Services + 365-8752 Island Dreams Rental + 357-6576 Turtle Rock Villas at Palmetto Beach 3 villas 262-820-1900 Wood Cay Tangelo Hotel 14 rm 1 villa 365-2222 Web Sites with Abaco Information http://www.abaconian.com http://www.abacoinet.com http.//www.abacoinfo.com http.//www.abacocottage.com + agents with multiple cottages and houses http://www.abacos.com http://www.oii.net http://www.bahamas.com Rev. March 2012 ere & Back.....Again EFFECTIVE: JULY 2012 Ph: 242-367-0290 Fax: 242-367-0291 REGULAR FERRY SCHEDULE Marsh Harbour to Hope Town 20 minute ride 7:15am / 9:00am / 10:30am /12:15pm 2:00pm 4:00pm / 5:45pm Hope Town to Marsh Harbour 8:00am / 9:45am / 11:30am /1:30pm 3:00pm 4:00pm / 5:00pm / 6:30pm Marsh Harbour to Man-O-War 20 minute ride 7:15 / 10:30am / 12:15pm / 2:30pm* 4:00pm / 5:45pm *Except Sundays and Holidays Man-O-War to Marsh Harbour 8:00am / 11:30am / 1:30pm /3:15pm* / 5:00pm *Except Sundays and Holidays Marsh Harbour to Scotland/Guana Cay 30 minute ride 6:45am / 10:30am / 1:30pm /3:30pm 5:45pm Scotland/Guana Cay to Marsh Harbour 8:am / 11:30am / 2:30pm / 4:45pm / 6:30pm Any stops outside the main harbour will be a minimum charge of two persons. Two persons or over will remain at regular charge. During the month of August through December there are some adjustments made to the schedule. You are advised to contact the oce for any changes. REGULAR FERRY FARES One Way: $17.00 Round Trip Open Return: $27.00 Children 6-11: Half Price Children 5 and under: Free Hope Town and Man-O-War ferries depart from the Ferry Dock at Crossing Beach. Guana /Scotland Cay depart from the Conch Inn. Prices subject to change without notice. Alburys Ferry Service and organizers and lauded Tom Hazel and his staff for ten years of catering to the events. She remarked that the events have grown so much over the years she once heard someone remark that Those Cay Topic events are so crowded, no one goes Anne Krout, a founding member of come to the front to be honoured by the members and visitors present. A toast was made to her as those present raised glasses of champagne. Following her brief remarks Mr. Morley spoke to the audience that had comfortably gathered on the outside deck of the Abaco Inn. He revealed some of the history of Junkanoo in the country as well as his inspiration for his art. He opened a question and answer session with the audi ence after his formal talk. questions a three-member Junkanoo group made their way onto the deck. Though small, their music was rhythmic and en joyable enough to make the audience get up and rush along. The event closed with everyone leav ing with a smile on their face and a Junk anoo beat in their step. The Cays Cay From Page 21 The Abaco Inn held its annual art show on March 16. The day was picture perfect which allowed for the setting up of booths both inside and outside. Ap proximately twenty artisans displayed their work which included paintings in all me diums, jewelry, bags, photography and and several from mainland Abaco and the Cays, Nassau and even from as far as An dros. Paintings were exhibited by Mary Balzac, Brigitte Bowyer Carey, Anthony Sharyn Thompson. Marlee Mason, Kim Rody, Johnnie Cash, Papillon, Joinel Jeune, Clark Constant and Sarah Ann Sim mons. spent the day busily sketching alongside his exhibited paintings and he donated three hours of his time to giving free drawing classes to two adults and three students. He demonstrated how to draw correct perspective. He found that his stu dents had been primarily drawing cartoon characters as they had no training in how to create realistic drawings thus he dem onstrated the grid method. Seventeen year old Sean Cash, a student at St. Francis de Sales School, said that he had always been interested in art and was very pleased and fering help. He demonstrated and we fol lowed step by step. Mr. Morley is a good teacher with good ideas and he helped me Sarah Ann Summers has been a win says that she has always been fascinated by the spectacular view from the Abaco Inn curve which is where she gains much in spiration for her artwork. She taught paint ing in both public and private schools in her own gallery which she ran for many years before retiring. It has always been a dream of mine to get back to painting and so I am happy to be here showing at was also offering a cute idea for children whereby they could make their thumbprint on a piece of paper and she would turn it into an animal or character of their choice. Papillon is an artist who travelled all the way from Andros for the show. She wise in coming all that way but soon de cided that it was well worth her while as she was having a very successful day. As well as having beautiful acrylic seascapes on sale, she had her signature line of very are always very popular and today was no exception. Kim Rody, who is well known for her begun marketing mini giclees and porce Other exhibitors included: Photogra phy; KPCarroll and Tuppy Weatherford; Gail Barton. Needlework and bags; Vonda Bethel and Rapeepan Cash. Whilst browsing all of the interest ing artwork visitors were able to enjoy a variety of wine and cheeses sponsored by Bristol Wines and Spirits. The wine tasting gave Bristol Wines and Spirits the oppor tunity to showcase their latest wines. Their representative, Ovidia Neilly, was very helpful in describing the different wines of new wines just in. New white wines in cluded Oyster Bay which is a Sauvignon Blanc and a very nice new wine from the Trivento distributor called Tribu Torrontes which is less sweet than those already car had, in fact, just arrived off the boat so persons at the Abaco Inn show were the was Patch Block, a Cabernet Sauvignon from France. Other countries represent ed were Australia, New Zealand, Italy, France, Argentina and California. Abaco Inn holds its annual art show

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April 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive Shops Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour ..................... 367-2963 Above & Below, Marsh Harbour ................................. 367-0350 Dive Abaco Since1978, Marsh Harbour ..................... 367-2787 Dive Time, Man-O-War................................................365-6235 Froggies, Hope Town ................................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay ...................................... 365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay ....................................... 365-4411 Dive Guana ................................................................ 365-5178 Man-O-War Dive Shop ................................................365-6013 A & P Car Rentals ............................................. 367-2655 Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals .............................. 367-1035 B & B Boat Rentals ........................................... 367-7368 Bargain Car Rentals .......................................... 367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................................... 367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals ....................................... 367-5570 Cruise Abaco. .................................................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ...................... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals ...................................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars .................. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals .......................................... 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ......................................... 367-4887 The Moorings Boat Rentals ............................. .367-4000 Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental .................. 365-4411 C & D Cart Rental ............................................. 365-4084 Cruising Cart Rentals ........................................ 365-4065 D & P Cart Rental ............................................. 365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals ....................................... 365-4119 Kool Karts ........................................................ 365-4176 Reef Boat Rentals ............................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes ...................................... 365-4147 T & A Cart Rentals ............................................ 375-8055 Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............................... 365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes ................................. 365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals ..................................... 354-5175 Lubbers Quarters Cruise Abaco ............................................. 321-220-8796 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals .................................. 365-6502 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals ................................. 365-6024 Waterways Boat Rental ................ 357-6540 & 365-6143 Cats Paw Boat Rentals ..................................... 366-0380 Elbow Cay Cart ................................................. 366-0530 Hope Town Cart Rentals .................................. 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals .......................................... 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals .............................. 366-0282 J Rs Cart Rental ................................................ 366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals ............................................ 366-0069 Adventure on Prozac Kayak ............................ 365-8749 Blue Marlin Rentals. ......................................... 365-8687 Cashs Carts ...................................................... 365-8771 Cornish Car Rentals .......................................... 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals ............................................... 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals ........................................... 365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks ............................. 365-8749 Visitors Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Abaco Pizza. ................................ $ .................. 367-4488 Anglers ................................... $$$ .................. 367-2158 Curly Tails ............................... $$$ .................. 367-4444 Golden Grouper ........................ $ .................. 367-2301 Island Family Rest ....................... $ .................. 367-3778 Java Coee House ....................... $ .................. 367-5523 Jamies Place ............................. ..$ .................. 367-2880 Junovias......................................$...................367-1271 Jib Room .................................. $$ .................. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken ............... $ .................. 367-2615 Mangoes ................................. $$$ .................. 367-2366 Pops Place + .............................. $ .................. 367-3796 Snack Shack + ............................ $ .................. 367-4005 Snappas .................................... $$ .................. 367-2278 Wallys .................................... $$$ .................. 367-2074 Abaco Inn .............................. $$$ .................. 366-0133 Capn Jacks ................................ $$ .................. 366-0247 Harbours Edge ......................... $$ .................. 366-0087 H T Coee House (B & L) .............. $ ................. .366-0760 H T Harbour Lodge .................. $$$ .................. 366-0095 Munchies .................................... $ .................. 366-0423 OnDa Beach .............................. $$ .................. 366-0558 Sea Spray ............................... $$ .................. 366-0065 Sugar Shack + ............................ $ .................. 366-0788 Petes Pub .................................. $$ .................. 366-3503 Cracker Ps ................................. $$ .................. 366-3139 Bradleys on the Harbour ............. $ .................. 365-6380 Dockn Dine ................................. $ .................. 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar ................ $ .................. 365-6501 Bakers Bay Market Place ...... $$$ .................. 612-1021 Grabbers ................................... $$ .................. 365-5133 Nippers ..................................... $$ ................. 365-5143 Orchid Bay ............................... $$$ .................. 365-5175 Coco Beach Bar & Grill. ................ $ .................. 365-8470 Florences Cafe ............................. $ ................. .365-8354 Spinnaker Restaurant ............. $$$ .................. 365-8469 Touch of Class ........................ $$$ .................. 365-8195 Treasure Sands Club ................ $$$ ................. .365-9385 Blu House ............................. $$$ .................. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro ...................... $$ .................. 365-4200 Green Turtle Club .................... $$$ .................. 365-4271 Harveys Island Grill ................... $$ .................. 365-4389 Lizard Bar & Grill........................$$...................365-4191 McIntoshs Restaurant .............. $$ .................. 365-4625 Miss Emilys Restaurant ............. $$ .................. 365-4181 New Plymouth Inn .................... $$ .................. 365-4161 Pineapple Restaurant Bar & Grill $$ ................. 365-4039 Plymouth Rock Cafe .................. $$ .................. 365-4234 Shorties Take-a-way...................$$..................365-4342 Sundowners .............................. $$ .................. 365-4060 Nancys ...................................... $$ .................. 366-4120 Everyone reads The Abaconian Police Hope Town 366-0667 Police Man-O-War 365-6911 Police Treasure Cay 365-8048 Police Green Turtle Cay 365-4550 B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667 Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Man-O-War 365-4019 Abaco Crash Fire & Rescue 365-9111 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0549 Marsh Harbour 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749 Abaco Family Medicine, Marsh Harbour ..................... 367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic ................................ 367-0020 Integrated Medical Center .......................................... 367-1304 Emergency ............................................... 458-1234 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre ................................... 367-0049 Government Clinic, Marsh Harbour ........................... 367-2510 Corbett Clinic, Treasure Cay ........................................ 365-8288 Government Clinic, Coopers Town ............................. 365-0300 Government Clinic, Green Turtle Cay .......................... 365-4028 Government Clinic, Hope Town .................................. 366-0108 Government Clinic, Sandy Point ................................. 366-4010 Government Clinic, Fox Town ..................................... 365-2172 Blu House ....................... 45 ......... F ......... 365-4200 Green Turtle Club .............. 32 ......... F ......... 365-4271 Black Sound Marina .......... 15 ..................... 365-4531 Other Shore Club ............... 12 ......... F ......... 365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service ........... 10 ......... F ......... 365-4033 Leeward Yacht Club............ 26.........F...........365-4191 Treasure Cay Marina ........ 150 ......... F ......... 365-8250 Man-O-War Marina .......... 26 ......... F ......... 365-6008 Boat Harbour Marina ...... 183 ......... F ......... 367-2158 Conch Inn .......................... 75 ......... F ......... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina ........ 36 ......... F ......... 367-2182 Mangoes Marina ............... 29 ..................... 367-4255 Marsh Harbour Marina ...... 52 ......... F ......... 367 2700 Hope Town Marina ............ 16 ..................... 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways ................................ 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina .............. 6 ......... F ......... 366-0154 Sea Spray .......................... 60 ......... F ......... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Marina ........... 75 ......... F ......... 365-0083 Bakers Bay Marina .......... 158 ......... F ......... 365-5802 Guana Hide-aways ............ 37 ..................... 577-0003 Orchid Bay ......................... 64 ........ F ......... 365-5175 Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental ....................... 475-9616 ................ 367-2936 ......................... 367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure ............................... 577-0004 ..................... 367-0350 Adventure on Prozac T Cay ............................ 365-8749 ...................... 365-4411 ........................... 365-8506 .......... 367-2787 ............. 366-0024 Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ........................... 367-2266 American Eagle Miami ..................................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud ............................ 367-2095 Regional Freeport ............................................................... 367-0446 Silver Airline Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach .............................................. 367-3415 Sky Bahamas Nassau ......................................................... 367-0996 Western Air Nassau ........................................................... 367-3722 Abaco Air .............................................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters ........................................................ 367-3450 Extra $3 for each passengers above two ective Dec 08 Clinic, Downtown, Stop Light, ........................................................ $10 Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry ........................................ $15 Spring City ........................................................................................ $15 Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch ............................. $15 Murphy Town & Great. Cistern .......................................................... $20 Snake Cay ........................................................................................ $35 Casuarina Point ................................................................................. $60 Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour ............................................. $80 Bahama Palm Shore ......................................................................... $90 Crossing Rocks ................................................................................ $105 Sandy Point ................................................................................... $150 Leisure Lee ....................................................................................... $50 Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry ................................................... $80 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $85 Fox Town ........................................................................................ $165 Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel ................................................. $ 10 Nat. Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr. Cistern .......................................... $10 Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea. Eective Dec 08 Green Turtle Cay ferry dock ............................................................... $10 Madeira Park .................................................................................... $20 Sand Banks ...................................................................................... $25 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $30 Leisure Lee ....................................................................................... $45 Black Wood ...................................................................................... $20 Fire Road & Coopers Town ............................................................... $40 Cedar Harbour ................................................................................. $60 Wood Cay ......................................................................................... $70 Mount Hope .................................................................................... $80 Fox Town .......................................................................................... $85 Crown Haven ................................................................................... $90 Marsh Harbour airport ..................................................................... $80 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport .............................................. $80 Treasure Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour ................................................ $85 Treasure Cay Hotel to Green Turtle Ferry ........................................... $25 Treasure Cay Hotel to Blue Hole ........................................................ $30 Albert Lowe Museum ................................ Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits .. Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden .................... Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum ................. Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station .................................... Hope Town Swim Mermaid Reef o Marsh Harbour ........ Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole ........... Treasure Cay farm road Art studio & working foundry ...................... Little Harbour Working boatyards ..................................... Man-O-War cay Bring errors & revisions to our attention Revised Dec 2012 All phones use area code 242 unless noted www.theabaconian.com Alburys Ferry Service Marsh H.>Guana Cay/Scotland cay F rom Conch Inn advised to contact the oce for the changes. Note: 4:30 pm trip to GTC not on Sundays ** Note: 4:30 pm trip will be made from New Plymouth only Between Abaco & Grand Bahama Summer Schedule only (April to Dec) Sandy Point & Nassau Every Friday & Sunday, except holidays, under 4 hours. Call 225-3376 or 366-4119 Call for rates. Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 30 minutes Marsh Harbour Jody Albury ............... 375-8068 Sidney Albury ............ 477-5996 Richard Albury .......... 367-0367 Terrance Davis .......... 375-8550 Buddy Pinder ............ 366-2163 Justin Sands ............. 367-3526 Danny Sawyer .......... 367-3577 Jay Sawyer ............... 367-3941 North Abaco ODonald McIntosh ... 477-5037 Alexander Rolle ........ 365-0120 Edward Rolle ............ 365-0024 Herbert Thurston ...... 365-2405 Sandy Point Valantino Adderley .... 366-4323 Anthony Bain ............ 366-4107 Derek Gaitor ............. 366-4249 Nicholas Roberts ...... 366-4486 Treasure Cay Capt. Joe Pritchard ... 559-9117 Casaurina Point Junior Albury ............... 366-3058 Cherokee Noel Lowe ................... 366-2107 Marty Sawyer .............. 366-2115 Randy Sawyer ............ 366-2284 Will Sawyer ................. 366-2177 Crossing Rocks Tony Russell ............... 366-3259 Green Turtle Cay Rick Sawyer ................ 365-4261 Ronnie Sawyer ........... 365-4070 Hope Town Maitland Lowe ............ 366-0234 Tom Albury .................. 366-3141 Man-O-War David Albury ............... 365-6502 Charter Fishing Boats Lucky Strike Hope Town ..................... 366-0101 Sea Gull Hope Town ........................... 366-0266 A Salt Weapon Hope Town ................. 366-0245 Down Deep ........................................... 366-3143 Local Boy .............................................. 366-0528 Back Breaker ........................................ 365-5140 Agape Family Dental, Marsh Harbour..........................367-4355 Diamante Dental, Marsh Harbour................................367-4968 Man O War Dental Clinic..............................................365-6508 Abaco Island Pharmacy, Marsh Harbour......................367-2544 Chemist shoppe, Marsh Harbour.................................367-3106 Caribbean Veterinary Centre, Marsh Harbour..............367-3551 Island Veterinary Clinic, Marsh Harbour......................367-0062

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April 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 6 MARCH 15th, 2013 By Canishka Alexander The Junior Minister of Tourism com of the Prime Ministers Conference Room in the Government Complex. This years theme was: Tourism to the World: I Am Its Voice. Six candidates were presented: Mar lique Hield from St. Francis de Sales Catholic School; Kirkland McIntosh of Abaco Central High School; Anthronique Cooper of S.C. Bootle High School; Tani sha Charlton of S. C. Bootle High School; Conrad Cornish of Abaco Central High; and Trevon McKenzie of Forest Heights Academy. Before the competition commenced, Michelle Mikula of the Abaco Tourist Of dents scores came from their interview, be tallied from the speech portion of the competition. Mikula also introduced two Toastmasters judges: Julieth McCafferty and Charmaine Bonaby along with former land Administrator Jackson McIntosh. to present her speech. She asked the au dience to consider Singapore, which is a welfare-conscious country, and the only Asia. Like Singapore, she said that The Bahamas can rise above restraints such as the lack of natural resources, and take this industry to a level that is second to none. Tourisms Junior Minister for Abaco chosen Please see Tourism Page 4 Above: top three winners of the Ministry of Tourisms Junior Minister Competition: Marlique Hield from St. Francis de Sales Catho lic School; Tanisha Charlton of S. C. Bootle High School; and Anthronique Cooper of S.C. Bootle High School. The topic for their speeches was: Tourism to the World I am its Voice. Tanisha Charlton took the top mark with her speech noting Our waters roar and dance as she begs for us to acknowledge her sacred presence.

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2013 ABACO REAL EST event on March 22 at the Abaco Inn on El bow Cay on March 22. The event, which was well attended by second-home own ers, aimed to raise funds for the scholar ship foundation. Ten students were select ed this year by the committee, each with their own struggles which they have over come and each excelling to a level that de ers scholarship it is unlikely that either of the ten would be able to attend college. still seeking donations to make up the dif ference needed to send the students to col lege. The weather for the afternoon was second-home owners began arriving at the greeted the guests from Elbow Cay, marsh Harbour, man-O-War and elsewhere, and directed them to the silent auction table and the complimentary wine table. Hors d'oeuvres were also passed around by the Abaco Inn staff. Guests moved along the silent auction table, which served as the centerpiece for the space, and rubbed elbows with acquain tances, old friend and, most importantly, some of the students who were chosen for this year. This allowed the patrons to get a much better feel and understanding for what their donations and purchases would be going towards. The students spoke about their dreams, goals and what the op portunity for furthered education meant to them. One student in particular who was present that evening, to meet the potential donors, humbly shared her story. Escaping from an abusive home as a teenager, she worked to put herself up in an apartment and at the same time excel at school. She realized that waitressing for the rest of her life was not an option and set her sights at university in the United States. She applied to a very demanding school and was, in fact, accepted. However, she soon realized she would not be able to afford the tuition. Despite and had to contend with the terrible news cepted as one of only ten this year to re ceive a scholarship from the organization. She is only one of the many deserv ing students the scholarship organization has put through school over the years. In the years since the organizations founding in front of the big board representing the students who would be receiving the scholar ship money. They remain generic and blue because at the time the funds were yet to be it has helped dozens of Abaco youth ac complish their dreams. in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Spain, China, Trinindad, Jamaica and The Bahamas. We realize the importance of educat ing our young people, said Leazona Rich only change their lives, but it can change our nation. She also expressed thanks to the many donors who have supported the scholarship fund over the years. To close the evening, Michael Albury took to the stage to raise money via the live auction. Several bidding wars took place over a few choice items, most notably a beautiful boat built by Winer Malone of Hope Town, but in the end all the money went to a good cause. However, in order to support the ten

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2013 CURRYS FOOD STORE Customer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed ice Green Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072 Located on the harbour front Finally, she said that as a Junior Minister mote our country as a travel and tourism destination. I am the voice of tourism, and so foreigners how fantastic our Bahamaland and its inhabitants are. Next, Kirland McIntosh emphasized The Bahamas natural resources, our cli mate, proximity to the United States, cul tural activities and our people all factors that have made our country a prime tourist destination. As a nation, we must seek to work together to sustain and to promote tourism in our industry, Kirkland advised. Adapting her speech to mirror the words of Maya Angelous Phenomenal Woman, Anthronique Cooper declared: The world wonders where our secret lies. We are not astronomical in size or fash start to tell them, they accept that I am not telling lies. I say its the stride of a proud Bahamian people; its the curl of our gor geous shoreline. Yes, this is The Bahamas, phenomenally, phenomenally, the Baha maland: thats us. On the heels of Anthroniques speech, the melodic voice of Tanisha Charlton rose and fell with emotion as she delivered a winning speech. With her words, she il lustrated how the sunrise is drawn to our we will smile back while Mother Nature blows us a kiss as we walk along our sandy shores forging a strong sense of serenity and security. Tourism From Page 1 Our waters roar and dance as she begs for us to acknowledge her sacred presence. Melodies scream as the Junk anoo rhythm serenades us; aromas of de lectable dishes surround us, Tanisha con tinued. Tourism is our way of life, and it is about time we take it to the world: I will give it voice. Conrad Cornish was up next, and he used visual elements to strengthen his speech. He, too, spoke of the untapped re sources in our country, and many activi ties that tourists can enjoy. Eco Tourism was his main focus, and he mentioned the country of Costa Rica as a model to follow. Eco Tourism has a lot to offer to The in contact with our culture and our heri tage. It allows tourists and us as Bahamians to see and experience the real Bahamas, Conrad said. Tourism to the World: Its My Voice, and you can count on that. I will strive to effect the younger generation throughout The Bahamas and throughout the world. As the very voice of tourism, I will carry out Mr. [Stafford] Sands vision attraction worldwide. er. She suggested educating the youth and tourists on what can be done to protect The Bahamas. However, she was dismayed to note that our culture is no longer our own, and that as Bahamians we are fading away into to other cultures. Tourism in The Bahamas needs a voice, so I will be its voice, Trevon pledged. Cant you hear? Its crying in despairso you see I am the voice, you are the voice, we are the voice, but lets not be a good voice or a bad voice, but the right voice because this is tourism in our world, and yes we are its voice. In the end, Anthronique Cooper placed third; Marlique Hield came sec ond; and Tanisha Charlton was declared the winner, and named Junior Minister of Tourism for Abaco. Tanisha will represent Abaco at the National Junior Minister of Tourism competition in Nassau on April Junior Math By Canishka Alexander The Dept. of Educations Junior Math and Science Competition welcomed candidates from Forest Heights Academy; St. Francis de Sales; Agape Christian Uni versity; Abaco Central High School; and S.C. Bootle High School to St. Andrews The seventh to ninth grade students ematics quickly before advancing to Level swer the questions posed to them. Retired educator Jack Hardy read each question aloud, while Senior Educator Leslie Rolle served as the time keeper. Following the math round, the sci ence round began roughly an hour later. The students were required to answer three to answer the questions in Level 2. Five rounds of questions were given in Level 2. At the end, the judges tallied the scores, and it was determined that Agape and ACH were tied in third place, so a tie breaker had to take place. However, there The Forest Heights team was com prised of: Rebekah Higgs, Abigail Phill pot and Albury Higgs; From St. Francis: Marvin Cash, Shawntalay McDonald and Renisha Newbold along with Jessica Knowles and Janelle Rolle as substitutes; Agape students were: Zoya Thompson, Jo hanan Cartwright and Benjamin Higgs as well as Cierra Carroll and Raymond Bain as substitutes; ACH students were: Sidney Decius, Kadesha Canton, and Kiara Tilus with Destiny Seymour and Zarya Rolle as substitutes; and representing S.C. Bootle were: Lazaria McIntosh, Romea Rolle and Vanessa Jean; Jean Roddler Louis was the substitute. After receiving their awards, Romea Rolle from the S.C. Bootle team said that the competition was nerve-wrecking, but that they had studied hard to make sure they were ready. Vanessa Jean thanked Please see Math Page 5 bold; Marvin Cash; and Shawntalay McDonald.

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April 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 Fredericks Agency Ltd. Customs Brokers Customs Brokerage Services Air and Sea Import and Export Entries Serving all vessels from foreign ports Queen Elizabeth Drive Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email: abacocustoms@batelnet.bs their coaches for encouraging them and for choosing them to represent their school. Additionally, Rudolph Kawalram, S.C. Bootle mathematics teacher, said that Laz aria McIntosh, who is only in Grade 8 will be competing again next year. and the winners also received trophies. Se mented that the competition marks their competitive ones he has ever seen. Math From Page 4 The Department of Education in con junction with Asa H. Pritchard, Mahatma Rice and Robin Hood Flour; presented the Reaching for Greatness. S. C. Bootle High School entered the culinary competition in the Junior Divi sion. The coach was Chavonne Reid and the student representing S.C. Bootle was Maygan St. Claude. According to Prin cipal Huel Moss, all competitors had to participate in a knife skills and plate pre sentation workshop, which was held at the College of The Bahamas. Both student and coach received cer pating in the culinary competition. May gans rice dish was called Abaco Surf n Ranch, which was composed of lobster and wild hog served in an avocado half and garnished with plantain chips. made with guava, pigeon peas and pick competitors, from schools in Grand Baha ma to Inagua. Moss congratulated Maygan, who is an eighth grade student. NOVA Southeastern on Abaco By Mirella Santillo Representatives of NOVA Southeast ern University held a presentation during ested in continuing education, more spe degree in Business Administration. Dennis Dannarcher, Assistant Dean of Enrollment Services and Program Op erations, opened the meeting with infor mation on the school and on the proposed program. The University, through the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, is offering off-campus classes for Abaco providing enough stu dents register. Assuming that the needed program, the classes will start at the be Friday evening and Saturday. To entice prospective students, the count for this particular business course, last just under three years. Professors will travel to Abaco each week to lecture Close to thirty people attended the presentation that was co-ordinated locally by Samantha Evans, Chairperson, Abaco Cohort and by Juliett Reid, Bahamas Site Director for Nassau, where the program is already active. As they entered the St John Angli can Church Parish Hall where the meeting was taking place, each attendee was given a brochure on the program and a registra tion form to be completed to enroll in the course. Monica Moya, Admissions Manager/ Coporate Relations for the H. Wayne Hui zenga School of Business and Entrepre neurship in Fort Lauderdale, explained the requirements needed to register and went through the details of enrollment includ ing costs independent of tuition, such as a due for students services. She mentioned that all the previous schools transcripts will have to be for warded for evaluation to Josef Silny and Please see NOVA Page 6

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2013 Abaco Marine Props Propellers Reconditioned & Rehubbed Phone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Brass Stainless Aluminum Sandblasting & Marine grade welding on Stainless and Aluminum Certied Propeller Repair Technician The ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas Groceries All you need & more! Fruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen Foods Phone or Fax : 366-2022 Mon. Fri. 7:30am 6pm l Sat 7:30am7pm The Place to be is Cherokee! Cherokee Food Fair NOVA From Page 5 Associates Inc. who will then forward them to NOVA. Josef Silny will charge She said that April 8 was the deadline for the transcripts to be received by Josef the deadline for the transcripts to be re ceived by the school, adding that the level of interest for Abaco had to be known as soon as possible if classes were to begin in Fall. According to Ms. Evans, already thirteen people were registered before the meeting and others have expressed inter number of students will be reached. Each person present received a com phin Key chain, containing the information presented during the evening. Before they left the premises, people were offered pizza and soft drinks. By Mirella Santillo form the British Commonwealth, The Ba hamas included Commonwealth Days cel public schools of the country. At Abaco Central High School it was celebrated during a special assembly mod erated by two students, Olujimi Scott and Gina Raymondville. The dynamic Manag er of the Training & Education Department at the Ministry of Tourism, Lionel Elliott had been invited as keynote speaker. The assembly started with a parade of that day: Saint Lucia, Nigeria, Jamaica, Guyana and of course, The Bahamas. As moderator gave a brief synopsis of the par ticularities of each country. The theme proposed by Queen Eliza beth II this year was Opportunity though Enterprise, a theme that was upheld in the remarks of Principal Ricardo Ferguson, of the Island Senior Administrator Preston Cunningham and of the guest speaker, Lio nel Elliott. This years theme, said the Queen, is a celebration of our achievements, par ticularly those that may seem challenging, daunting or even impossible, which have helped to build strength, resilience and pride in our young people, in our commu nities and in our nations. She advocated team work and urged to strive together to create a better future In his remarks, the principal chal lenged the students to decide for them selves what they wanted to do and to grab the opportunities that were presently of fered to them. As he took the microphone, Admin istrator Cunningham communicated his appreciation of the way the school band played, demanding an encore. He went on saying that in the worlds present economic stated that each country of the Common wealth had the capacity to develop its full economic potential. Laws and rules that have undermined our potential for growth will be re-evaluated as we reach our forti eth year of independence, he mentioned, adding that the individual skills of all the students were needed by the country. Mr. Elliott, not only a government employee but also an entrepreneur, started his remarks by stating that he made more money through business enterprises than he ever made working for the government. After giving a brief summary of the history of the Commonwealth, he urged the stu dents to use their imagination with the help of modern technology afforded by comput ers and the internet to create products and services that people can use on the other side of the world. In his outgoing and lively ways, he monopolized the attention of the students, asking them to keep learning, to seek in formation and to grasp help in any areas of their lives. Inviting two groups of students to perform a game, he had them demon Understand that great opportunities through enterprise lie inside of you. he concluded. The celebration was not only geared to speeches: there was music performed by the school band, dances to the music of old Bahamian tunes by a group of six girls and poem reading by Yasmin Glinton. guests and students dispersed on the school grounds to mingle and visit the displays of several local entrepreneurs. By Canishka Alexander Fully engaged in an animation class with Jason Evans, animator extraordinaire, emy are working on creating a Public Ser vice Announcement to be completed for their upcoming graduation. Last month, Evans explained that the students are learning a bit about writing and developing a story to form a script, and they also recorded the voices for the characters in their story. product would look like, Evans showed them an animated video about The Girl Who Faked the Tummy Ache and another one that was created for Reliable Tours & Travel Company about a Troll who lived under the toll bridge at Paradise Island. In the latter video, there was an orga nization that allowed buses to pick up their workers, so they didnt have to drive to work, but it was cutting out business for the tour bus companies namely Reliable Tours. The animated video was able to address a sensitive issue in a light-hearted manner. Evans also pointed out that the message in each video was conveyed in only two to three minutes. Each week, Evans meets with the students at Horizons Academy for one hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays. He can be contacted at Island Waves Community By Canishka Alexander Excellence for AllYes, We Say So! was the theme expressed at the Sup port Staff Appreciation Ceremony held on tive goal with all schools situated within the Department of Educations Abaco school district. Numerous clerical staff and facility managers gathered at St. Andrews Meth odist Hall for the ceremony. After Educa eryone to introduce themselves, Freddie McIntosh, groundsman for the S.C. Bootle High School and Coopers Town Primary School, was introduced as the moderator. McIntosh shared the words of Psalm 8 with his colleagues as the program pro gressed. During his welcoming remarks, Colin Curry, maintenance worker at Aba co Central High School, told his colleagues that it was great to work among them. Meanwhile, Dr. Lenora Black, dis trict superintendent of the Dept. of Edu cation, expressed her distinct honour in serving among such a wonderful group Book of Nehemiah, and talked about how he was seen as a builder in his day. His work was done with such speed, precision She recognized that work was accom plished in Nehemiahs day because people had a mind to work. I feel good about this gathering here today, Dr. Black said, as she commended the support staff for their professionalism. You set the tone of excellence, and so I Please see Appreciation Page 7

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April 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 condition, within a couple of weeks. In addition, they have also promised to re place a broken microwave and obtain a new refrigerator for the school kitchen so that the children can make use of them at lunchtime. Ron-Paul Cabinets Plus Visit our Showroom Located Opposite the old Lowes Pharmacy Owners: Ronnie & Pauline Roberts Phone: (242) 367-0546 Twin Reg Mattress & Box Spring $290..SALE $265 Full Reg Mattress & Box Spring $360..SALE $335 Queen Reg Mattress & Box Spring $400..SALE $370 Queen Orthopedic Mattress & Box Spring $465..SALE $430 King Orthopedic Mattress & Box Spring $680..SALE $640 Serta Queen Pillow Top Mattress $440..SALE $410 Full Memory Foam Mattress $620..SALE $450 GE Adirondack Chairs with Ottoman $275 SALE PRICE $230 Twin Over Twin Wooden Bunk Bed Only $675.. SALE PRICE $525 Twin Over Twin Metal Bunk Bed Only $575.. SALE PRICE $400 Twin over Full Metal Bunk Bed Only $675.. SALE PRICE $500 Carpet & Padding Display Kitchen Cabinets Call: 242-365-4695 or Voip: 561-207-7212 E-Mail: info@greenturtlerealestate.comwww.greenturtlerealestate.com applaud you today. We value you as service givers not only to the students, and the staff, but to the community at large, she continued. It is a privilege to serve; and it takes a special brand of individuals to serve the public. Dr. Black said that the support staff was also there that day to learn about the rules and regulations or code of conduct for the public service sector; their job de scriptions; and to solidify and strengthen the bond among facility managers. Together we make public service what it is. Greetings were extended by Admin istrator Gregory Knowles, who said that when you can recognize and appreciate people it is indeed the most important thing that can be done. Toward the afternoon session, sup port staff members were asked to partici pate in an ice breaker led by Starlene Pren elus of the Dept. of Education, who asked them to sing Smile a While. She then shared some amusing jokes with them. Marjorie McIntosh of S.C. Bootle sang: May the Work Youve Done Speak for You. Tracey Simmons from the Adminis Matters. She began by telling a story about a woman working at a walk-in clinic, who had to ensure that the place was well kept. Every time she would read the comments on the survey board, she was pleased to see that the Housekeeping Department always To everyones surprise, Simmons re vealed that it was her story. Standing before them, Simmons said she was familiar with what they experience Appreciation From Page 6 Michelle Lowe, Principal of Chero kee All-Age Elementary, School received Cherokee All-Age School on Saturday, by Marsh Harbours Mason Lodge mem bers. The school had recently gotten new chairs from Government and once the Ma sons of Marsh Harbours Carleton Lodge were aware the school also needed new desks, they set about asking for donations and raising the necessary funds. They ordered the desks, had them shipped, as sembled and delivered them with a rep resentative group of their membership and set them up in the two-room school house. Ms. Lowe was on hand to receive their kind donation and thanked the Lodge Members personally. With the surplus funds raised, the Masons have also committed to rebuild ing a dividing wall with a door between the two classrooms, that is in pretty bad as support staff. She said that there are al ways opportunities to pull from the work place, and to take ideas from other places to make your work environment better. Simmons went on to talk about Stan dard Operating Procedures then outlined guidelines for local and central govern ment in the workplace according to the cuts, abuse of vacation leave, signing in were among the items mentioned. Dorsett. By Samantha Evans Sports day at Long Bay School is always competitive and this year was no exception. The four houses at the school were combined to make two teams with Red and Green teaming up and Blue and Yellow teaming up. At the end of a great athletic season, the top teams and athletes were named. The top team was red and green Lightbourne and the top female athlete for was Marcus Davis and the top female ath lete for the same grade level was Daphny DHaiti. The top male athlete for grades female athlete for the same grade level was Tanisha Gelin. lete for the same grade level was Kadisha Bain. The top male athlete for the primary school was Tyriq Lightbourne and the top By Samantha Evans Long Bay School went on work experience Central Abaco to learn more about their chosen career. The program is designed to enhance learning for these students while giving them an opportunity to explore their career options. This is the schools sixteenth an nual work experience for which they are very proud. From this program, students have been helped in their effectiveness and ef and increasing their motivation level. Ad ditionally, this experience has contrib uted to towards their improved academic achievement. The schools principal, Jacqueline Collie, is appreciative to all business plac es that accommodated their students over the work-experience week. female athlete for the primary school was Daphny DHaiti. The top male athlete for the high school was Ozeke Swain and the top female athlete for the high school was Khadisha Bain. The most outstanding athlete was Ozeke Swain.

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2013 Every Child Counts is a school in Marsh Harbour, Abaco, for children with special needs. It started more than ten years ago in the corner of a library at St. Francis de sales School and now has a cur Each weekday children come by foot, car, or ferry from as far away as Green Turtle Cay. Sometimes they come with moms, dads, relatives or friend, and some times they come alone to learn, to study, and to socialize all with the hope of be coming a productive member of society. This school is unique and one of a kind. It is the only school for children with special needs in Abaco and one of only a few in all of The Bahamas, a country of A unique school It receives no government money ex cept for one teacher's salary per year, has no accumulated bank account, and charges little, and sometimes no, tuition. Yet, miracles happen here quietly and slowly. The potential of these students is un known when they enter the school. Many cannot conform to ordinary measurements like tests, reading ability, or verbal skills. The evaluation process can take weeks or months. How to reach out to them is the beginning challenge that can keep their teachers up at night. Not everyone actually believes that every child counts, but they do here. It is the reason for the existence of the school. Children are not selected for admittance; they just come, many after years of strug gle and failure. Many times, they are brought by friends and family who will see the spark of potential that a trained teacher can capi talize on to allow a child to become part of the group. Impossible is not a term used here Above: the campus of Every Child Counts School in Marsh Harbour. whether it is making payroll, getting ma terials, or teaching a child, creatively ap proaching a problem from another angle, and a bit of luck ensures success. In the coming weeks, I want to tell you how this school became a part of the Abaco Community. Clean up illegal dumping site The Weekly Farm Program students from Every Child Counts spent their morning clean ing up an illegal dumping site adjacent to Emerald Organics allotment in the Cherokee growing pile that took a twenty foot trailer to remove to the Causarina dump. Those involved in the program found it disheartening to see the trash on the verges of the high way in this area. They felt that Abaconians in general seemingly do not care about their alone to clean up the island it is every person's. By Canishka Alexander Modern Languages Week was en ergetically celebrated by the students of S.C. Bootle High School under the theme: Many Languages, One Voice. During the assembly, students spoke foreign lan guages through poetry and other means of communication. According to Principal Huel Moss, Modern Languages Week boosted stu foreign languages. A prayer was recited in Spanish, Creole and English, and the Scripture lesson was read in Spanish and English. Students sang songs in Spanish, Creole and English as well. An introduction to each represented country was given in Spanish, and the at tire was also described. Students listened to a speech on the importance of foreign languages in todays world, and how im perative it is for students to pursue another language other than their own at a tertiary level. Moss observed an increased curios ity among the students regarding Modern Languages Week and why it is celebrated. After the assembly, he gave remarks and congratulated the students that participated in such a meaningful event. He was im in Spanish. The celebration of Modern Languag es Week continued throughout the week in classes using various activities based on language learning designed to increase stu in the Spanish language, and also to in crease cultural awareness. Moss concluded that Modern Lan guages Week was an inspiring week in which students gained a stronger desire to learn more foreign languages and make it applicable in their daily lives.

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Hilltop lot with starter cottage, harbour and ocean views $198,000 LEISURE LEE Canal lot cleared/seawalled $125,000 Interior home lots $30,000 Artist Highlight By Jennifer Hudson I had a new and very illuminating ex perience recently; I made a visit to Stephen Russells Cosmic Wave Tattooing and Body Piercing Studio to learn more about this highly skilled art form. Many people still think of tattoos as being crude crosses or anchors or names tattooed on the bod ies of sailors but this art form has gained in popularity recently and now adorns the bodies of people from all walks of life, many of whom one may be surprised to Tattooing has been around from Neo toos were sported more among the criminal popularity spread among the upper classes in Europe. During the later decades of the became a popular social practice world wide with even some members of royalty and Sir Winston Churchill having tattoos. The traditional, popular designs of heavy metal and motorbike gang culture were replaced by more modern designs based on Celtic, Indian and Asian themes Whereas tattooing was somewhat taboo more accepted art form today and a form of self-expression, stated Mr. Russell. to sign for him to get one. He had been years when he and his friends would buy a bottle of Indian ink and tattoo each other with pinpricks. From an early age he had loved drawing, with charcoal and graph ite being his favourite medium, and this is what led him into the pursuit of tattooing as an art form. in Florida and saw what they had to offer I went crazy. A place called The Tattoo Parlour opened up my world, stated Mr. Russell. They saw my talent and interest and showed me how to tattoo. I came back to The Bahamas and applied for a license just as one would for a medical practice license. A tattoo parlour must be meticu lously run and health inspectors visit often and scrutinize the place thoroughly. it was very popular. A lot of people are interested in this medium and even now the numbers are often overwhelming, he states. He opened his present shop in the Simmons Plaza behind the Snack Shack in experience in the art. He is reputed to be the best tattoo artist in The Bahamas and Abacos only licensed tattoo artist. All or ganic pigments are used so that nothing is maculate and he is meticulous about the cleanliness and safety of his operation. He states that clients need have no worries as to infection as tattooing is per fectly safe if done professionally. The HIV virus is very uncommon in tattooing and the most common virus to be concerned about is the hepatitis A virus but all of his equipment is thoroughly sterilized in an autoclave and every needle is disposed of after each use. As long as people are scrupulous in their aftercare there will be no concerns. The aftercare is very important so that the healing process can take place, stresses Mr. Russell. Following the tattooing pro cess, the colour-work is covered with a bandage for three hours after which the client cleans the area with water and soap and covers it with antibiotic cream for one week. peel off and good healing will take place within two weeks with complete healing within three to four months. Body pierc ing takes longer to heal and can take up to a year, he says. Having never observed any tattoo work up close I was absolutely amazed at the intricacy of Mr. Russells art work. The detail and colouring is exquisite and he is very serious about his work as a true art form. subjects were much darker but today every colour is available and tattoos are far more detailed. Anything that can be drawn on canvas can be done by needle and tattooing has now been brought out of taboo and into the mainstream, he stated. There is a big difference between a tattooer and a tattoo artist, declares Mr. Russell. A tattoo artist must be really ar tistically inclined. In order to create his masterpieces Mr. Russell uses one of two methods; either with a stenciled outline or freehand. His tattooing guns work at a a minute. When asked about the pain involved Mr. Russell replied that; Pain varies ac cording to the location of the tattoo. The stomach and back of calf muscle are nor mally the most sensitive but this varies on individuals. Women have a much greater threshold for pain and can withstand be ing worked on for 7 to 8 hours at a time whereas men can normally only withstand Please see Tattoo Page 14

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2013 By Mirella Santillo Top-of-the-line Italian wines and im ported cheeses were the treats offered to the benefactors who attended the Every Child Counts Wine and Cheese fund raising party The function coordinated by a parent, Caroline Sawyer, was organized by Chef Michael Howell who is now a consulting Chef who worked at the Green Turtle Club explained that the wines were imported di rectly from Europe and that the wines of fered at the party had just arrived that same day. The wines were displayed two bottles per table, accompanied by the cheeses that complimented them. Such famous wine as Brunello di Montalcino, a delicious red wine from Tuscany, Amarone another red, strong bodied wine from the Veneto re gion, Soave, a crisp, delicate white wine, also from Veneto and Greco di Tuffo, a more fruity white wine from Campania, were among the large selection of wines to be tasted. Nearly all the attendees were from Green Turtle Cay, second home owners or regular visitors to the island. As they with each other, enjoying the wines and the food until the showing of a video presenta tion that gave a history on how the school was founded and showed the students in their environment, participating in classes or therapy sessions. The presentation was narrated by the founder and administrator of the school, Lyn Major, and one of the teachers, Marsden Lawley. The children at ECC often have smiles on their faces while attending the school of happiness as Ms. Major calls it. The spirits of the children usually have over. When responding to their gifts, the whole experience becomes much more meaningful. stated Ms. Major in the pre sentation. There was a round of applause at the end of it. Now and again, people would sneak to the next room where the silent auction lots were displayed. The highest bid would allow someone to leave the event with a bag made with Androsia fabric or with a wonderful ceramic mask created by one of ECC students, Latonia Moss. The auction bidding ended after the video presentation and the lucky win ners were called to claim their lots. The schools administrator was very pleased with the funds raised that evening. All the food and wines were donated by the Green Turtle Cay Club, so all the proceeds went to the school. The wine tasting served two purposes: to help raise funds for ECC School, but also as a pro motion for the new wines which will be part of the wine list at the Club and sold on Green Turtle Cay at the Green Turtle Cay Clubs Marina Store. By Samantha Evans The Literacy Coordinator at Central Abaco Primary, Kayla Wallace, decided to engage the students in reading with a week of activities during Literacy Week. The students have been exposed to many read ing challenges before at the school so as Literacy Coordinator she decided to build upon what had already been established at the school through the Guidance Depart ment. Once the idea was approved by the principal, she met with the teachers to in form them of the plans for the week. All of them were excited about this week of activ ities, especially since it would engage their students in the art of reading and writing. The students had two weeks to read books and write book reports. Not only did the students have a chance to participate, but each grade level got a chance to showcase the reading book they chose for the school year in the form of a bulletin board. Above: CAPS students parading down Don parade. Please see Literacy Page 12

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2013 By Canishka Alexander The month of April is observed as Child Protection Month in The Bahamas. However, every single day, the Depart ment of Social Services welcomes the sup port of every community for the care of children. In a recent report by Minister of So cial Services and Community Develop observed that child abuse is on the rise in reported. On Abaco, there is an urgent need for foster parents. Charlamae Fernander, assistant di rector for the Dept. of Social Services, said because there is no facility for placement of children who are in need of the govern ments care and protection, foster homes are a better alternative for Abaco residents because of the islands make up. One should know, though, that there is a difference between adoption and fos tering. Fernander explained that adoption own legal child or their heir. The adopter becomes the legal parent; the childs name is changed to the adopters; the biological parents no longer have any connection to the child; and the child becomes the full responsibility of the adopter as though they gave birth to the child, and they gain the same standing as any natural children of the family. Alternatively, fostering is when you are named the guardian of a child. Two types of fostering exist: informal and le gal. In the legal situation, the court orders that someone be named the guardian of the child. Although the person wishing to be the guardian can apply directly to the court, Social Services must deem the per ably adjourns the matter and requests a social inquiry from Social Services along with a report with a recommendation. The can be handed down from the Magistrates Court or Supreme Court. The Magistrates Court has the power to grant care orders placing a child in the care of a guardian or foster parent. Foster parenting is further broken down into temporary and permanent cate gories. A temporary foster parent is some body who stands by to receive children and they can specify which age group, gender, how many children they can handle. They keep children on a temporary basis like over a weekend or up to a week or two weeks at a time while other arrangements are being made. Thats a person we will call in the middle of the night when the police call us and say we have a child wandering or a child being abused, and we need some place for the child to be, and we call up the approved temporary foster parent say can you take this child for us until tomor row morning or for a week or so until we investigate this matter. Meanwhile, a permanent foster par ent agrees to take the child until they are had temporary foster parents, who have become permanent foster parents because they housed some children and decided that them. Now thats very good for the chil dren maybe a little unfortunate for us in that we can no longer call on that person to house children temporarily, she said. To become a foster parent, there are be single or a couple. They can be male or female, but a determination must be made on the most appropriate setting to place a child. Of utmost importance are persons who have a clean police record not relating related incidences. Applicants must be in good health and free from any communicable diseases. Persons with no children are also eligible once they have a desire to follow advice and guidelines to aid them in caring for a child. Fernander added that those who do have children do not automatically qualify as a good parent because there are some why there is a need for Social Services. Additionally, persons making an ap plication to become foster parents are required to undergo a home study. This means that a social worker will carry out an investigation of the persons home cir cumstances. You dont have to have a palace on a hill; you just have to have room for that child in your home, Fernander remarked. We dont want to know the child is sleep with someone they should not be sleeping with. You have to have room for that child, and you have to have the means to care for that child. If the child is of an age where they require constant supervision, you have to have a plan for that if youre going to be a foster parent, so the child is not unsupervised when they need to be supervised. You have to like children and know how to look after children. The day-to-day requirements of the child are inclusive of school, medical at tention, food, shelter, and clothing. So what brings the Social Services Department to the point of needing foster parents? Fernander had a ready reply. Ob vious situations that lead to the need for foster care are abuse and abandonment. Some parents just abandon their children, and go off to the United States in search of a better life, and leave the chil dren behind. Then there are odd situations where parents were involved in illegal operations and arrested while in transit with their chil dren. The children are housed temporarily until they can be returned to their coun try of origin. Sometimes there are parents who are deported, and their children end up being left behind. Then again, there are some parents with no support system who become ill and hospitalized, and have to rely on Social Services to step in to care for the children until the parents are able to assume responsibility for them. We really need to make an effort to recruit foster homes and have some foster said, because it may take a while for us to establish a childrens home here on Ab aco. She said some social scientists argue that some foster homes are better than in stitutions because at least you have a home setting, and the children are more likely to receive individual attention. In the short term, she recognized that it is all that can be done because Social Services struggles children. Its a real challenge and would be a relief to us, and of course these children, if we have someplace we can readily go to if it becomes necessary or if short notice. Sadly, children are sent to homes in Nassau, Grand Bahama or Cat Island, and are separated from their communities nev er to return. Fernander was adamant that children should not be separated from their community unless their particular circum stance causes Social Services to determine that it is in their best interest. However, those cases are rare. By and large, it is better to keep them close to their communities; its less wrenching and distressing for the child, Fernander empathized. They have the opportunity to have interaction with their family members as long as they are not a danger to that child and do not disrupt the family home. And even though we live in a small community, foster homes are not easily recognizable because they function as reg ular family homes. The home wont carry a sign that says foster home, she pointed out. The beauty of foster care is that you are placed in a familys home, so youre just going to live with so and so. Plus we discour age foster parents from discussing a childs circumstances with anybody. We need to know that they are going to be discreet, protect the best interest of the child, and not publish the childs personal affairs. As she closed, Fernander also sug gested that people become volunteers for institutions like Every Child Counts, which The week began with an introduc tory assembly at the school on Tuesday Lead and Read at which time the students engaged in singing, dancing and reading. took place and all book reports were due to the coordinator. On Thursday, March speech competition held with grades four to six. The theme for the speech competition was Literacy the Ingredient for Suc in the speech competition which was very exciting and well done by the students. Finally, the Banner and Parade of Characters took place on Friday as the en tire school took to the streets to promote reading. They began the parade at the school then took a right on Forest Drive then left on Don Mackey Blvd. to the red light. Once at the light, they turned left onto Queen Elizabeth Drive then left onto the Port Road then right onto Forest Drive ending at the school. Dignitaries from various government Present was North Abaco Member of Par liament Renardo Curry, Dr. Lenora Black, Felemease Sawyer, Ruth Smith, Sandy Edwards, Jeremy Saunders and Superin tendent Noel Curry. The parade was a wonderful way to let the Central Abaco Community know that this school family is serious about improving their reading scores. Persons honked their horn and came out of their businesses to show their support. Literacy From Page 10

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April 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 By Jennifer Hudson The Anglican Church Mens group of the St. John the Baptist Church, Marsh Harbour, held its Spring Steakout church hall. The Steakout is traditionally held each year for Valentines weekend so but since the hall was already booked for another function on that date the following weekend had to be considered. was already in the season of Lent and An glicans abstain from eating any red meat in Lent. Refreshment weekend is a weekend halfway through Lent when Anglicans are allowed a couple of days when they do not have to hold fast to Lenten rules therefore they were able to hold the Steakout on this As always, there were lines of people queuing up to buy their steak or chicken dinners as the Anglican Church stakeouts are very popular. The steaks, which are pre-seasoned by the special secret formula of the popular barbecuing trio known as The Three Musketeers, are reputed to be the best in town. Richard Gibbs, Assistant Secretary of sold and that with persons buying tickets on the day he hoped that that they would were ably and generously assisted by the Anglican Churchwomen. The money raised at each of these Steakouts is used towards the upkeep of the church and community outreach pro grammes. The roof of the Parish Church Hall is desperately in need of repair; the entire roof must be taken off and replaced so this year the proceeds will help to de fray these costs. Some of the money raised is also used each year to assist the Angli can Churchmen to attend their Northern regional conference. This year the confer ence will be held in April on Grand Ba hama and six members will be attending. The ACM holds two steakouts per year, the other being during the October Discov ery Day weekend. The following day was observed by Anglicans all over the world as Mothering Sunday. A service was held in the church honour their mothers. Prior to the service the young people marched from Standard Hardware to the church and following the service refreshments and games were held in the church hall. out. By Mirella Santillo The Bahamas will celebrate forty year. In anticipation of many celebrations that will precede the anniversary festivi ties, the pastors of Friendship Tabernacle decided to acknowledge the education per sonnel of Abaco, many of them with that many years in the profession. Also recog nized were retired teachers and teachers having recently joined the Department of Education, as well as principals and ad ministrative staff. They had been invited to a very well attended three-hour service held at Friendship Tabernacle on March Among the guests were Administra tor Preston Cunningham, Administrator Joshua Smith and District of Education Su perintendent, Dr. Lenora Black as well as and Felamese Sawyer. Many schools were represented. Teachers from SC Bootle High School, teachers and the Principals from Abaco Central High School and St Francis de Sales, respectively Ricardo Ferguson and Josephine Kumar, the Principal from Treasure Cay Primary School, Myrtis Rus sell, teachers from Central Abaco Primary, as well as the local representative of the College of The Bahamas, Dr. Chervon Morley and many more, were present. It was a powerful function during which Dr. Black praised her teachers and her immediate administrative staff that she describes as the wind beneath her wings, and announced the promotion of several superintendents had been given technical supporting staff in the person of a D E O. Leslie Rolle had been chosen for Abaco. Another promotion rewarded Felamese Sawyer who has become a Senior Educa Sandra Edwards and Eunice Mills and Ni cole Campbell. She thanked Pastor Mills for his kindness towards the educational body, saying that a church was a rightful place for being acknowledged, since teach ing was a sacred calling. She elaborated on the role of teachers which is constantly changing, admonishing them to serve as role models and to be part of the group that makes things happen, not the one who wish for them to happen, nor the one who watch them happen. Dr. Black received a standing ovation and was imme diately handed a recognition plaque and a clock from Pastor Mills. He too reiterated that teaching was a special calling, placed in teachers heart by God. He said it was the fourth time the church was having this kind of celebration. He then called the teachers and Principals one by one to hand them a plaque, com memorating the event. Teachers belonging to the congregation received a special pin. The service continued with Pastors Mills sermon. Before the congregation retired to partake in a mouthwatering lunch, there was a fabulous rendition of a Gospel song by the male teaching staff of St Francis de Sales Catholic School. They, too, received a standing ovation with a special appreciation from the Friendship Tabernacles female Praise Choir who had performed at the beginning of the service. Among the retired teachers recog nized, were Candace Key, Austin Mills, Eva Adderley, Leslie Rolle and Eunice Mills; among the active teachers were Sha malee Sands, Charles Poitier, Rosamae Davis, Myrtis Russell, Vogel Williams, Kayla Wallace, Louise Morley and Pastor Mills two sisters. Dr. Arthur Clarke: Apr 26th Dr. Carnille Farquharson; Family Medicine Apr 3rd, 10th 17th & 24th Dr. Winston Forbes; Cardiology/Internal Medicine Call for dates Dr. F. Bartlett; Pediatrics Call for dates Dr. Lucio Pedro; Obstetrics/Gynecology Apr 27th Dr. Timothy Williams, General Practice Call for dates Dr. N. 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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2013 ABACO FREIGHT COURIER SERVICES Ocean Air 6671 W Indiantown Rd, Suite 50-453 Jupiter, Florida 33458 Walk-in and special handling nick@abacofreight.com Nick Mazzeo OCEAN BLUE PROPERTIES Member B.R.E.A. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Sales, Rentals and Property Management ON GREEN TURTLE CAY: UNDER CONTRACT!!! 3/4 acre beachfront lot at Bight O Bay. NEW!!! 19,000 sq.ft. lot within walking distance of Coco Bay Beach and public dock. Two wells on property Owner nancing available. Owner will consider trade for suitable US property in South Florida, preferably the Keys. $99,999.00. NEW!!! Lo Key Recently built block construction two story waterfront furnished home on Coco Bay. Second Floor Honeymoon Penthouse with one bedroom and one bath oers stunning views of Coco Bay. Ground oor has two bedrooms and one bath. Internet throughout. Just 20 steps to beach. Lushly landscaped with over 50 coconut trees. $1.2 m with 7,000 sq.ft. of land, $1.45 m with 28,000 sq.ft. of land. NEW!!! Beachfront lot at Coco Bay 82 x 109. Just steps to public dock. $299,000.00. NEW!!! The Pink Pearl Completely re-furbished 115 year old historic wood building centrally located in the heart of New Plymouth. Commercial/or residential use. Excellent tenant in place .Short walk to Settlement Creek and ferry service. Parking area. B$175,000.00. NEW!!! The Golden Reef Large two story commercial building in the heart of historic New Plymouth. Shop/ oce space on ground oor. Two furnished two bedroom one bath apartments on second oor with good rental history and sea views. Parking space. $550,000.00. NEW PRICE!!! Three bedrooms two and a half baths spacious home with swim/spa. Close to Atlantic Ocean Beach and public dock. Rear of property fronts onto large private pond surrounded by dedicated reserve. $410,000.00. NEW!!! Two elevated waterfront parcels on the Blu overlooking the Sea of Abaco. Stunning sunsets. Approximately 1/4 acre each with 85 each on the water. Naturally deep water for a dock. Priced to sell TOGETHER for a total of $ 395,000 + 7 1/2% to close. PRICE REDUCTION!!! Waterfront 100 year old two bedroom one bath basically furnished cottage. Located in the heart of the settlement of New Plymouth. Spacious rear patio. Golf cart parking. Just steps from public dock; ferry; restaurants and shops. Owner re-locating. $250,000 UNDER CONTRACT!!! Furnished two master bedrooms with A/C, waterfront hilltop cottage. Kit/liv/din, cable TV, dock, overlooking Settlement Creek $225,000 PRICE REDUCTION!!! Rustic furnished two bedroom two bath cottage sea to sea on White Sound and the Sea of Abaco. A/C in bedrooms. Kit/liv/dining great room. Share in private dock. Great swimming and sunsets. Very private. Only accessible by boat. Located a mile from the historic town of New Plymouth. Asking Price $435,000 Mike Lightbourn, a long-time friend of Mr. Russell, has several large tattoos on his body of which he is very proud. He said that his artistic side got him attracted toos are of a Japanese theme and portray a in a Japanese traditional sleeve and is in You quickly forget the pain and your reward is the beautiful piece of art work which will be with you forever, he says proudly. My main goal is to open up the eyes of local people and to get them to accept tattooing for the art form it is, stated Mr. Russell. I would like clients not to be so limited in the art form subject matter they request. ity. Mr. Russells clients are normally be no upper age limit at which one can receive a tattoo. The oldest clients Mr. Russell has on Man-O-War Cay and wanted a man-ofwar bird tattooed onto their arm as a sou venir of their visit. They were so happy and told me that getting a tattoo had been on their bucket list, he said. Mr. Russell is trying to get people to take tattooing more seriously and also to step outside the box regarding subject mat ter. The one thing he will not do, however is repair an amateur tattoo which has been done poorly or gone wrong at someone elses hands. Mr. Russells Cosmic Wave Tat tooing and Body Piercing Studio is open appointments are requested. On Saturdays he accepts walk-ins and does mainly body Tattoo From Page 9 Insights for Why am I so frustrated! Submitted by Whitney Bain Have you ever taken the time to ob serve the world around you? The people you work with, the members of your church or organization, the families that live in your neighborhood, yourself? If you have done so, take a few moments to Recently, I have taken time to observe the world around me. I have always been an observer but this time was a bit different. I have looked at myself, my family, my church, the organizations that I am con nected to, my neighbours and friends near and far. Based on those observations I have come to a conclusion; that there appears to be an uneasy and rising level of frus tration apparent in these persons lives. Moreover, many recent conversations with friends of mine revealed that my disenchantment, disillusionment and frus tration. Some of them have jobs that pay in business for more than a decade, some young and vibrant with multiple talents and some who have experienced hard times. After the conversations, I was slight ly upset with myself that I listened and ob served the way I did, for these encounters left me feeling less than my bubbly self and I was feeling the pain of their mental anguish. From the businessman who seems to have it all, to the person who is hustling from day to day, why is there such a high level of frustration in our society? Further more, what is responsible for the recent increase of suicides in our society? Some of you may very well be thinking, What! Suicide in our society? Thats only seen on the television or happens elsewhere, but not in our society! The truth is, suicide is here! And it has brought along with it many other incapacitating perspectives which work to push persons to a place of frustration and sometimes the unthinkable. A friend of mine walked toward me the other day, and as he did I noticed that he was limping. Naturally, I asked him why he was limping and he mentioned that the change in his gait was due to a recur ring pain in his hip joint. I began to ques tion him about his daily sugar intake, and he confessed that he likes sweets and in the past he never drank an appreciable amount of water but rather enjoyed sodas and other He says that now he makes an effort to drink more water but feels that his past indulgence has contributed to what he now suffers. Could my friends condition hold the key to the reason behind the frustration evident in the lives of so many? Years ago and many acquired wealth without work ing for it. They feasted on a diet of illegal exchanges, political cronyism, nepotism and fronting for shell companies and bo gus businesses. People had gotten accus tomed to getting things easily, resulting in the majority of society adopting a mindset that getting things easily was the norm, as opposed to working hard for ones accom plishments. And so the microwave generation was born. Bubbles of false expectations were created and the bedrock of our soci etal norms came under attack. Sadly, im moral, unethical practices were accepted as long as they brought in money and contrib uted to the facades that were now the new normal. As a society, many of our current frustrations are as a direct result of our past habits and actions. Just as my friend who gorged himself on junk food in his younger days, doing irreparable damage to himself now hopes to live a wholesome life, so our society is now experiencing the effects of indulging in a way of life that was poisonous and self-destructive years before and now face the consequences of those actions. Since we cant seem to get things as quickly and as easily as we did in extremely frustrated. But what did those bygone eras teach us: You dont have to work hard; just set up a deal, know the what you need. Many of those traits are still with us and as time removes the old established purveyors of nepotism and cro having to provide legitimate labour for compensation. Many cant give it and feel entitled because of who they knew or how their politics are aligned. Our past actions have sown unproductive seeds that now show themselves in the level of frustration we experience. How does all of this relate to our chil dren? What are we teaching them? For the work ethic and unrealistic view of life of many have attached itself to the DNA of their offspring in this current generation. Because many of us adopted a thinking of entitlement and basked in practices that were not sound, our children in turn share similar perspectives. Currently many of our young people feel entitled to a bet ter life. They want it now and view the notion of hard work or sound work ethic as a foreign concept that does not apply to them. They dont feel that they should study hard in school or learn what it takes to be successful in society. In their minds they should get the best and have the best without any personal investment, time or energy. We owe it to them to teach them what reality really is, otherwise the cycle the next generation and bring a degradation that crumbles all that we have worked so hard to construct. The following quote is attributed to President Barack Obama, On every front there are clear answers out there that can make this country stronger, but we're go ing to break through the fear and the frus tration people are feeling. Our job is to make sure that even as we make progress, that we are also giving people a sense of hope and vision for the future. Too many in our country are disenchanted and look to others to save them. We need to take responsibility for ourselves and march to wards a brighter tomorrow using but not solely dependent on the strength of each other to get there. All of us have been tainted by the ef time to move from under that spell. Our country is stagnant and blind; limping along when it should be marching vigor ously. We are operating at levels that are less than what our full potential can pro duce. We are in need of a galvanizing goal to awaken us to industry and drag us from the dregs of laziness and subsequent frus tration. We can become productive again. We can make positive and lasting impacts on the next generation. Our children are depending on us to show them a better way.

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2013 NOTICE 43RD ANNUALABACO ANGLERSFISHING TOURNAMENT April 18 27th, 2013 Entry Fees: Adults $85.00 Juniors $40.00 (Includes Banquet dinner) Dates/Times: Begins Thursday April 18th 7:00am Ends Saturday April 27th (Lines in by 12:00 noon) Weigh Stations: Lighthouse Marina, Hope Town Petes Pub, Little Harbour (More Stations T.B.A) Banquet & Awards: Saturday April 27th 6:00pm Hope Town Inn & Marina Rae: Donations from area merchants Trophies by Pete Johnston, Little HarbourFor more information & Entry Forms contact Lighthouse Marina 366-0154 Email: lighthouse@abacoinet.com or Hope Town Inn & Marina 366-0003FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!! Change Ministries By Samantha Evans Change Ministries International is one of those community-minded churches that has always done its part to give back to the community. They have been donat ing lunch to school programs for numerous they resumed the lunch program at Central Abaco Primary School. This school is one that needs lots of lunch assistance as the population of this school is rather large and many of the stu dents come from low income families. This school has been blessed with numerous Good Samaritans who give of their time to not only prepare a hot meal for students but to distribute them as well. On Monday, two faithful followers of the church distributed lunch to the students Samantha V. Evans. They also provided the students with a cold drink and a fruit snack. Those recipients of this meal were most appreciative for it because they would have gone hungry during that time. It is hoped that the church will con tinue to donate lunch until the closure of school this June. The lunch assistance was Carmen Cornish. Epworth Chapel in Cherokee Sound will present for the publics entertainment Marsh Harbour. duets and groups will be performing for the audience. There will be no entry charge, however, a free-will donation will be col lected and light refreshments will also be sold during the evenings intermission. Major repairs are required at the church in Cherokee and the members are attempting to raise the needed funds through donations and Fund Raisers and the kind generosity of family and friends. This building is an historical landmark and its members are trying to preserve it for future generations of Bahamians and need some help from the general public in order to get the job done. Abaco has many talented persons, but some of them have never been seen or heard in a public setting before, but Ep worth promises you will enjoy this evening of musical selections which they have put together and encourage you to come out and join them. The Cedar Harbour Homecoming committee extends an invitation to the general public to be a part of their annual homecoming festivities. The festivities are scheduled to begin on Thursday, March 28 This years events include a night of things Bahamian, a gospel night, church service and the annual night of talent. A surprise Bahamian artist will be in the house to perform on Saturday night. The church service will be held at the evening a night of gospel will hit the home coming park as local choirs and groups gathered for an ole fashion Bahamian gos pel concert at 7pm. These gospel groups included The New Direction and more. A family fun day will conclude the residents of Cedar Harbour from near and far to return home for the festivities. The homecoming provides a special time of fellowshipping, strengthening of existing friendships and creation of new ones. Sids Food Store Groceries Toiletries Souvenirs Serving New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Frozen Meat Dry and Canned Goods Homemade Breads WIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay Tel: (242) 365-4055 Seniors ace By Canishka Alexander Within a week of the Junior Math and Science Competition being held, it was soon time for the senior high school stu dents to showcase their academic skills for gave welcoming remarks, and introduced a science and math consultant who would He then called on Dr. Lenora Black, district superintendent of the Dept. of Edu cation, to address the audience. Recalling the previous competition, Dr. Black said that the junior students were impressive, and she was excited that they would all soar to heights unknown this year. I am looking forward to results nev er experienced before, she expressed. She also commended the teachers for adequately examining and teaching the cur riculum to the students. Beyond preparing them for upcoming national exit exams, Dr. Black said that the teachers were edu cating the students as the future of our na tion and of the world by preparing them for life. Turning their attention to the compe onds to submit their answers. In Level 2, the excitement was reserved for the speed round. According to Rolle, the speed round is a great determining factor for who will win the competition. Many of the schools to switch on the colorful light bulbs next to them, and submit correct answers for the Level 2 questions. By the end of the competition, there place winners. with Rosemika Charles; Ashley Murray; Andquone Burrows, Savannah Cooper and Toni Knowles. Abaco Central High School placed second with Payton Stubbs; Olyju mi Scott; Jessica Pierre; Conrad Cornish and Kirkland McIntosh. Agape Christian School took third with Jaron Cornish; Mi chael Abury; Christopher Sawyer; Barry Bostwick; and Lotadus Edgecombe. Also participating were St. Francis de Sales School students: Monet Brown; Abidemi Simon; Jake Consulta; Antonia Nottage; and Rahede Smith; and Forest Heights Academy students: James Boyce, Tristan Albury and Jesse Sims. in Nassau By Canishka Alexander Under the theme: "Progressing To National Agricultural, Agri-Business and Marine Resources held their Annual Expo at the Gladstone Road Agricultural Center Principal Huel Moss explained that S. C. Bootle High School was represented in two capacities. Firstly, Faith Gulliver, Agriculture Teacher, took two students, Loveline Florestal and Teshawn Curry, to observe animal and plant displays to rein force what is being taught in their program. Conversely, Chavonne Reid, Con sumer Science teacher, took Nicole Rolle and Vanessa Jean to participate in the se nior and junior culinary competitions with students from across the country, which called for them to prepare complete meals using locally produced products. Nicole placed second in the senior di vision. She prepared Fishermans Delight, Coopers Town Special and Sauted Bok Choy. In the junior division, Vanessa also placed second by preparing White Coconut Pork, Abaco Mash and Stewed Vegetables. Moss said: Congratulations young ladies and congratulations S. C. Boo tle High School. You make all of Abaco proud.

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April 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 Ruth Walden Chaffee King Ruth Walden Chaee King was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away, peacefully, on Monday, February 18th, 2013 at Exeter Hospital in Exeter, NH. Born in Arlington, MA. on September 6th, 1920, she was the daughter of the late, Raymond Osgood Chaee and Ruth Morgan. After graduating from Bradford College, she took art classes in Boston, fueling a lifelong passion for painting and the Arts. She met her husband Sta, on a blind double date with her beloved sister, Arlie, and soon began an adventurous life, living for many years in Concord, MA, Wolfeboro and Freedom, NH, with seasonal homes in Bahamas and Nova Scotia, gifting her family and many friends with a tapestry of beautiful memories. Truly a gracious lady, it is rare to nd a person who knew Ruth and was not touched by her kind and gentle spirit. Ruth was pre deceased by her husband, Staord J. King Jr., her son, Randall Randy Clark, her brother, Morgan Chaee and sisters, Arlene Faye and Erdene Smith. Survivors include, her ve children, Staord J. King III (Anne) of S. Windsor, CT., David C. King (Dorothy White) of Yarmouth, ME., Stephen W. King of Bangkok, Thailand, Benjamin S. King (Andrea Burzon) of Durham, NH, and Martha M. Fitzgerald (David) of Bolton, MA.; nine grandchildren, Brittany (Dave), Morgan, James (MaryChristan), Leigh, Alex, Sam, Andrew, Maxwell, and Emmett; 5 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Following a private burial service at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, MA., family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of her life on April 8th, 2013 at The Colonial Inn, Concord, MA. Brewitt Funeral Home, Exeter, NH is handling arrangements. To sign the on line guest book, please visit www.brewittfuneralhome.com William AlvinThorndycraft25 December 1938 9 April 2010Deeply loved and missed by his wife and family Hundreds of students, parents, friends and family enjoyed a beautiful af ternoon of fun activities and delicious food at the Annual Agape Christian School Fair The annual event, which raises mon ey to support the school, was well attended and featured numerous games involving tossing bean-bags, hunting for treasure, thoroughly enjoyed by the children. There was also the ever popular dunking booth, where kids got a shot and dunking their teachers, as well as the chil drens favorite bouncing castle which was almost always full. Children enjoyed having their faces book heroes while the White Elephant stall Easy target. Above: Agape Principal Cecile Albury in the dunking booth. was as usual quite a success with a variety of items used and new to entice young and old to buy. The assortment of food provided something for every appetite. From conch fritters and conch salad to Mrs. Margarets were also tables full of goodies like brown ies, cakes and cookies. As a bonus there were freshly made scones and fried Oreos as well making sure there was something to choose for everyone. As part of their fundraising the school also sold dinner tickets as they usually do. On this years menu was steak with baked potato and corn. The day was packed full of fun and children and parents alike enjoyed a day of activity while supporting the school. Agapes Fair featured many games for children to try their hand at. Above: a young boy catapulting a bean bag. ing the Cays and and the Government Complex during the next to last week of March. By Samantha Evans On Friday, March 22, the Take the Lead and Read Closing out Assembly and Awards Ceremony was held at the school Take the Lead and Read which was writ ten by Kayla Wallace and the rap version written by Melvina Black. Rodney Smith, Principal, stated that the school record shows that most of their students are read ing at grade level and in some instances above grade level which is excellent. Each grade level depicted scenes from their literature book for the entire school which was fun and educational. Grade Fours Book is Charlottes Web, Grade Fives book is Black Beauty and Grade Sixs book is Animal Farm. The lower primary selected a book for Literacy Week which was depicted in their banner. The book for Pre-school was Big Bear, Grade One Chicka Chicka Bom Bom, Grade Two The Hungry Caterpillar, and Grade Three Little Red Hen. All banners were excellent but the winner of the Banner Competition was Grade level that won the Read-A-thon, for reading the most books, was Grade Five having read 727 books. In second place was Grade Two who books was Denise Decius of Grade Five The persons to read the most books by Grade level were: Pre-school Brennae Wright, Grade Two Faith Francis: 26 books, Grade Three: Trevon Mills-Rolle: books. The winners of the speech competi tion were: Kaitlyn Francis-Grade four, Angelique Palmer-Grade Five and Tanae Roberts-Grade Six. The students received various awards including trophies, gift The ceremony ended with a skit writ ten by Leroy Thompson which showed the students what could happen if they do not know how to read.

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Although Zinnia stated that she has not yet won any medals as a student-ath lete, the training she undergoes is quite competitive, and her university is at the Nevertheless, this personable young woman is proud about placing among the selves multi-event specialists. Amazingly, she participates in seven events and specializes in high jump and to where this season and her dedication to training will take her as she completes her indoor events and settles into outdoor season. in pentathlon at Big Ten Championships, where she scored a team-leading and col sixth all-time at Iowa. Zinnia also posted a high jump of place second at the New Years Classic meet. She has also been acknowledged for her outstanding accomplishments in meters. At Florida Air Academy, she com peted in basketball, volleyball and soccer. Zinnia said that Florida Air Academy pre pared her well for college life, adulthood and becoming independent. She decided to attend the University of Iowa after a college visit because it has a great envi ronment. She said the environment is friendly, and although she has never met any Ba hamian students on campus, there are a number of students from the Caribbean she hangs with. The most challenging as pect of college life as a student-athlete has been balancing athletics with school, ris ing above adversity, and working through the frustration that comes from being in jured. Being a normal student is already tough, and then theres practice, so some times sleep has to suffer, she said. is no walk in the park. As she explained, leisure studies is a broad topic, so she can venture into sports management or athlet ic training. Overall, she would like to use sports to help people whether they are children, middle age or elderly with dis abilities like cerebral palsy for example. sports that are therapeutic, but will help them to get better and have fun. Zinnia said that there is also an emo tional component of treatment that goes beyond addressing the disorder because some cases, people have surgeries and have things taken away and their left to live a life that is not like it was before. Sometimes you can't avoid the fact that theres going to be a change in life, but you have to try to make them feel as though theyre someone special not to be a softhearted person and show pity be cause sometimes that messes up with them as well because you feel sorry for them, so you let your emotions take over, Zin nia cautioned. You have to have more of a stronger heart in the situation, but also think with both your heart and your mind. Nevertheless, in her own life she is able to seek motivation from her belief in God, her parents, her friends at school and at home, and an overall great support system of people who are close to her. She shared: Prayer is the only thing that helps me to survive. God is who brought me here; it is all through Gods power, and He has a plan for me. Speaking of plans, her short-term goals include scoring more points for her school team to show just how tough she is, and that she can be one of the best. So far, her practices have been going well, so when competition comes around, she will be well-prepared to perform at her best. Zinnia also plans to stay in Iowa until Au I want to show my parents that they raised a good daughter and make them proud, she added. She encouraged others like herself are lonely days, but said He is going to show up when you least expect. You still have to do your part, stay focused with your books and studying, and as a student-athlete give your all in practice and competition because its go ing to pay off eventually. Sports Out in front. Above: Zinnia Miller at the relay. The event took place during the in

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April 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 6 APRIL 1, 2013 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAIDWEST PALM BCH FLPermit NO 4595Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service Requested By Timothy Roberts on various areas of Abaco have caused damage to farm areas and blanketed com munities in heavy smoke for several weeks. reportedly popped up as far south as the Abaco National Park and as far north as near Blackwood. Aside from ravaging hundreds and possibly thousands of acres and the undergrowth of the forests in these Second Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend makes a splash several communities Please see Fire Page 2 Tour reveals details about Health Facility The 2013 Great Abaco Family Fit ness Weekend was a great success, and in the second year managed to more than double the participation from the inaugural year. This year 185 persons participated in the athletic events including a 1-mile open water swim, a Sprint triathlon, an Olympic triathlon, a kid's 1-mile run, and a 5k/10k fun run/walk. The weekend opened on Friday afternoon with a 1-mile open water swim, sponsored by BTC, in which 25 participants entered the water at the beautiful Treasure Cay beach in Abaco. The out and back course attracted athletes as young as 8 and old as 76, and all skill levels from competi tive swimmers to recreational snorkelers. The gorgeous Abaco weather allowed for a fast course, with Peter Wagner being female was Abaco local Christina Pyfrom, just thirteen years old, in a time of 28:01. A young competitor, Ryan Knowles, man aged to complete the swim in full clothing after forgetting her swimsuit, proving that determination and effort can overcome ad versity. Please see Fitness Page 11

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2013 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com on a number of farm areas and threatened isolated homes. worked tirelessly for weeks protecting vance towards settlements. On Saturday, March 23, seven volunteers with the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue (MHVFR) back-burned along the road to Snake Cay and along an old farm road south of Spring City pre ing Spring City and later possibly Marsh midnight. The following day the MHVFR volunteers were called upon again to protect further south near the Cherokee turn-off threatened homes, destroyed crops and at one point trapped a family at their house. Both the Fire Chief Danny Sawyer of Central & All Abaco MHVFR and the local Fire Authority, Sgt. Paul Johnson, urge the public to be aware that March, April and May are considered without a permit to do so and encourage hunters and scrap metal collectors suspected to be the starters of some of the for caught, they will face charges in court. Residents with homes adjacent to wooded areas are urged to clear between their property and surrounding bush. Particularly vulnerable are homes where their lots were cleared and the debris pushed to the property edge, leaving a huge pile of dead tree trunks and other debris. Resi dents should be alert that when there are Fire From Page 1 By Timothy Roberts station of the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire & Rescue (MHVFR) on March 23. The funds raised will be used to purchase department. The station was open for the public to see the work that has been accomplished. ished and two bathrooms have been com pleted. These improvements were made possible because of the funds raised at the donations from local businesses. ed and featured hotdogs and hamburgers along with a variety of treats. A bouncing lar with the children.Fun Day supports Volunteer Fire DepartmentFire Chief Danny Sawyer said the funds raised will go toward purchasing proper turnout gear, helmets, gloves and boots as well as breathing apparatus. He said we are thankful for the tre mendous outpouring of support from the community and those who have donated for this event and at other times. We could The MHVFR is dependent on the support of the public and local govern time and energy to protect the communities The main concern of the volunteer homes and property. At this time of year ly, the volunteer services offered on Abaco

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April 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 On March 14, local pastors and mem bers of the Abaco Christian Council were given a tour of the Abaco Community Health Facility by Alan Sharpe of Coastvestibule of the 27, 000 square foot build ing, which quickly branched off into a security/screening area. They soon passed through the main admission and waiting areas that include a dispensary, so that pa Central & All Abaco tions. Thoughtfully, the area was designed with a coffee shop nearby. As they approached another wing of the facility, Sharpe pointed out a Triage Room next to another waiting area, an ad ministration and lunch room; an IT room; a mechanical and electrical room; confer ence Room; and a registration area. ination rooms in total, and six bathrooms with some being wheel chair accessible. Work continues at Abaco Community Health Facility Room. The Trauma and Treatment Room is essentially one room that accommodates three beds. The health facility is also equipped with an Isolation Room as well as two standalone two-bed recovery rooms. Pregnant women can now look forward to the convenient delivering of their children in the Birthing Room. A few steps away, there is an Operating Theatre, and Ster ilization Room. Toward the rear of the building, there are laundry and kitchen services. As they walked further into the build is manned at all times offering piece of mind to residents as well as parking for two ambulance vehicles. A Compress Air and Vacuum Pump Room exist to contain medical gases. A Mortuary is also present. There are also provisions made for health facility, there is a standalone build with an electrical switch gear. Sharpe said that in the event the city water goes off, there is a 12-foot deep tank that stores wa ter on the premises because obviously the hospital cannot function without water. Toward the end of the tour, Sharpe said he could not comment on a completion date for the health facility. However, there are future plans for a nurses home. By Timothy Roberts Knowles Construction & Develop work on the bypass road which runs from the airport roundabout to the newly built roundabout on S.C. Bootle Hwy. in Marsh Harbour. The bypass road will include 1.5 inch thick hot mix asphalt on the roundabouts and on the new access road joining to the existing port road, and prime pea and gravel and sand seal on the remaining surfaces. The contract, valued at $965,818.95, resumes after the work stopping for nearly a year. The contract was signed in August 2011 and work commenced shortly after wards. Knowles Construction was also given the contract to repave the tarmac at Treasure Cay Airport; however, was later can celed due to budget constraints. Bypass roadwork resumes

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2013 White Sound, Elbow CayFULL SERVICE MARINA WATERFRONT VILLAS For local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.comBahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun.Enjoy a delicious dinner with usSea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Happy Hour Daily 5 pm 6 pm Open Year RoundCome lounge at The Helm, our indoor barBoat House Restaurant Tuesday Night BBQ Buffet ALL YOU CAN EAT $20.00 per person LIVE MUSIC by: Clint Sawyer Join in the limbo with Desmond Cartwright Every Tuesday 6:30 pm 9 pm Starting April 9th Business Businessman bothered by unreliable service Corporate opportunities By Timothy Roberts Communication is absolutely key to tury and a local businessman who recently relocated his business from Nassau has found reliable communication a hard thing to come by in Abaco. Because of the location of his business he had only one choice for a tradi tional phone. After opening his business he waited two months for a phone connection at a location where a phone had been set up before. He also noted he was not a new customer either, already having an account with them for a business and residential. Since the connection was setup he said his service has been intermittent. To he said. His prior experience with one compa found the service to be lacking as he could not use VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) and browse on the internet at the same time despite paying for the fastest service they offered. In the course of his work he some times needs to do video conference calls work. He said he spoke with the head of an off-shore bank presently located in Nassau; off-shore banks love to put their people in when Abaco gets reliable communication that they would love to move their opera tion here. The businessman said that the offshore bank would bring 42 wealthy em ployees (and their families); it would mean nity. But before they can move they must have reliable communications. There are numerous complaints from businesses and residences across Abaco of intermittent communication problems, inbusiest tourist spots, where there are more frequent issues. Without reliable communications in business and growth will be slower. He Schooner Institute Sciences introduced Schooner Bay Institute for the Arts seeking to advance the understanding and stewardship of our cultural and environ mental assets through multi-disciplinary research and outreach. The Institute is headquartered in Schooner Bay, a tradi tional harbour village on the Bahamian island of Great Abaco that has become a leading model and proponent of sustainable development in the Caribbean region. The facility itself is an 1800 square foot building located on a 100-acre tract ner Bay designated as communal farmland and an economic empowerment zone for all of South Abaco. An art motel with 15 beds, a kitchen and a dining room/ study as well as a clinic with conference rooms $40, this is a comfortable, affordable base for visiting scholars and artists, complete with all of the resources required to facili tate productive research and collaboration in a unique environment teeming with eco logical diversity. Schooner Bay Institute for the Arts and Sciences is a place of idea generation where global and local expertise combines to promote the sustainable growth of South Abaco and the islands of The Bahamas. Treasure Cay Resort and Marina The Treasure Cay Resort and Marina bid farewell to Patrick Fetch who served as General Manager of the resort for past 5 years. Mr. Fetch worked tirelessly to pro vide service with excellence at the resort. Due to unfortunate circumstances beyond his control, Mr. Fetch gave up life in paradise to return to his home country. On Wednesday, February 27, the resort hosted a farewell reception in his honour. Management, staff and locals came together to say thank you for his service and to show their appreciation for the time he spent among them. Kind words and gesnies of his time at the resort. The community of North Abaco joins the Treasure Cay Resort and Marina fam ily in saying farewell to Mr. Fetch. Acupuncture is the Auskell Clinic Dr. Matthew Orem, Doctor of Chiropractic, now also offers Acupuncture treatments at the Auskell Clinic. Dr. Matt, as he is known, has completed several years of training and recently received the Diplomate in Medical Acupuncture. He is licensed by the State of Ohio and cre dentialed by the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture. Acupuncture is a positive adjunct to chiropractic manipula tion which is already offered at the clinic Acupuncture consists of inserting ulThis is a painless procedure and can im prove the overall functioning of the body. Please see Acupuncture Page 7

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April 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 temporary acupuncture diagnosis called entirely painless procedure where a probe measures the electrical resistance of each meridian. The results are shown up as a graph on a computer screen and the doc tor is able to immediately see where any imbalances are occurring in the body. He can then rebalance these meridians with acupuncture treatments thus treating the rium in the body. utes and is normally done 2 to 3 times a week. The normal course of treatment would be approximately 8 times but could be less if the patient is feeling better after fewer treatments. At any time Dr. Matt can check his computer to see how the me ridians are being rebalanced. If a person but they are afraid of needles lasers can be used instead. Nurse Cindy Pinder will be in the clinic on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm during the times Dr. Matt is not on the island and she can con tinue the administration of acupuncture prescribed by Dr. Matt using lasers. An acu-patch, which is a tiny metal ball attached to a Band-Aid is then applied to the pressure point and will remain there for a few days to continue the balancing process. Persons wishing to make appoint ments to see Dr. Matt should call the Aus kell Clinic at 367 0020. Further Business Acupuncture From 6 Entrepreneur Watch Just Tings Emporium Drive to bring a new type of shopping ex perience to Abaco. Owner, Tina Dames, stated that she was inspired to open her clothing for her son. sizes three months to 16. They also sell slippers, shoes, and educational games and toys. They specialize in plumbing supplies, everyday household items, faucets for bathrooms and kitchen sinks. Their best sellers are the Android Tablet which comes fully loaded and cell phones. They carry remote control heli copters, headphones and make seasonal special occasions. Customers are invited to come in and check out their Oakleys which are now on sale at low prices. They are open late to meet the needs of the growing personal and business needs of the Abaco community. They can special order faucets, plumbing items, electronics, and clothing. A down payment is required prior to the order be ing placed. Orders usually take 10-12 days to arrive. They are open Monday to Thursday 4pm to 7pm, Friday 9am to 2pm and 4-7pm, and on Saturdays 10am to 5pm. Their motto is Quality Products at the They can be contacted by calling 475you can check them out on facebook.Latoyas Exclusive Fashions fashion industry for many years and is so good at what she does that she has befor ladies fashion. She recently expanded her business when she moved to the Ryan next door to Auskell Surgical Center on February 18, 2013. She wants her valued customers to know that she is now carrying a full line derwear. She will have them in stock for clusive of casual wear and footwear includ ing sandals, tennis and dress shoes. She will carry regular fashion for men and clothing for the big and tall men. Sizes carries beauty and fashion supplies such as make-up, earrings, rings, bracelets, watch es, belts, scarves, sunglasses, lingerie, and Her store hours are Monday to Thursday 9am to 6pm and Fridays and Saturdays 9am to 8pm. She can be contacted by call ing 375-9795. Annas Sweet Pot AnnaRuth Bootle, is a chef by profes sion. She has worked in the hotel industry and privately cooking food for special occasions and for lunch. Due to her love of cooking, she decided to open her own in the Ambassador Inn on Crocket Drive. AnnaRuth has had her restaurant open for a few months now and stated that so many persons did not realize that she was open for business. However, she is she loves-cook delicious food for break fast, lunch and dinner. She specializes in stew conch, stew They are served with white or yellow grits, potato bread or Johnny cake. She recently started cooking breakfast and the response has been very good. and vary from day to day. Meals range from $5, $7 and $12. Sit down dinners will begin soon along with a consist menu of desserts including guava duff and cheeses cake. Presently AnnaRuth serves desserts periodically at her restaurant but her Brownies and Banana bread can be pur chased daily at various stores around town including Abaco Grocers. Guava Duff can be special ordered at any time. Since she has been open, business has been great and she is sure that once the word gets out that she has a restaurant and her sit down service begins that business will be even better. Pot is 367-2044.

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2013 From the Editor's Desk // The Quiet and the Beat The Abaconian Bradley M. Albury Editor-in-Chief AB 20213 Marsh Harbour Abaco, The BahamasLogo Photo Credit: Tuppy Weatherford Reporters/Freelance Contributors: Canishka Alexander, Samantha Evans, Jennifer Hudson, Timothy Roberts, Mirella Santillo, Rashida Murray, Lee Pinderen Phone 242-367-3200 FAX 242-367-3677 AbaconianNews@gmail.com Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9 Abacos most complete newspaper.2022 Aero Circle New Smyrna Beach FL. 321687,500 copies Published twice monthlyFree at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rates: $20.00 Abaco $25 other Bahamas (One Year) $45.00 USA $65 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Order The Abaconian TodayJUNE 2012Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail or Tel # 24 issues US$ or B$ Above subscription is a gift from: $45 USA via 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas via surface $20 to Abaco US$65 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: 2022 Aero Circle, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32168 or: P.O. Box AB 20213, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below Why subscribe?The Abaconian will keep you informed on issues such as: NAME ON CARD: CARD NUMBER: EXP DATE: SIGNATURE: AMOUNT PAID: Master Card VisaWE NOW ACCEPT MASTER CARD/VISA On an exquisite Saturday this past week I was privileged to witness one of the most sublime, beautiful Bahamian sights I can recall. Allow me to set the scene. Being lucky enough to live with the view of the Marsh Harbour harbour (for the time being) I take every chance to enjoy it as much as possible. So late Saturday morning I am on my back porch with my second cup of coffee and a book (the latest Stephen King). My mission that morning: relax. A busy couple weeks were coming up. this Saturday morning was incredibe. could have heard someone whisper in Dundas Town from straight across the Between sips of my coffee (black if you ever feel inclined to buy me a cup) a small boat with a family, not sure if locals or tourists, were stalk ing a pod of dolphins that were lazily making their way over the shallows. Whether you have never seen dolphins mammals ever lose their majesty. So that, right there, was a nice enough treat. I settled back down to continue reading and while contemplating a third cup of coffee a familiar beat roused me from the pages. Glancing back at the harbour I witnessed a ballet. A ballet set to a Junkanoo beat. Three boats, each representing something Bahamian, were in motion on the still water. lurched slowly along in the background with its run-around boat in tow. Craw industry and a familiar sport, a shared heritage for all Abaconians. The second: a speedboat of musicians, I was not sure who they were or where they were going but the goatskin drums they were beating was unmis takable. It was a joyous cacophony the quiet morning easily accommodated. The third: visiting boaters, surfboards and scuba gear strapped to the side, made their way to a mooring buoy. Hearing the drums and whistles of the Junkanoo beat from boat number two, the visitors cheered and danced on the bow. Our local boys respond ed with a more complex rhythm and waved back. I sometimes in these editorials like to paint a scene or situation and extrap olate some kind of message or parallel to our economy or society. But I think this needs none. It was beautiful in its movement and poignant in its simplic ity and timeless in its earnest sincerity. This is what Abaco was and will be. It is our task to recognize these it. It is our charge to protect it. These are not just postcard moments, these are real moment and they are ours to share.Community Calendar morial Fishing Tournament (Murphy Town Ball Field) Tournament (Spring City Park) Town School (Hummingbird Cottage Art Center) Music (Held at Grace Gym / Marsh Harbour) (BAIC Park) Abaco Primary)

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April 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Letters to the Editor Ferry Dock Road Block ry Dock (Crossing Beach) has become in creasingly dangerous, particularly during morning and afternoon rush hours. Some mornings, the taxis are parked three ve virtual standstill. People are trying to get to work, buses are trying to get children to school, and taxis are trying to solicit fares. due to the congestion resulting from the important than other drivers, or better yet, if they own the road entirely! when they pickup passengers from the airto sit, relax and (of course) play dominoes/ cards until the ferry arrives. They obvi ously know who amongst them arrived in The situation is disconcerting for visi tors and locals alike. I wish these people would practice some decency and use their (not-so) common sense. -Confused and Frustrated Abaconian Abaconian Caption Contest en Group to import coyotes to combat A group of Texas philanthropists recently visited Abaco as part of a factgovernment, they settled on eradicating in the ranching business, they claimed they are familiar with getting rid of similar varmints. And being from West Texas they were familiar with one predator in particu lar: the coyote. is an ecologically friendly way to get rid of Mr. Finkle also claims that the coyotes will help control the feral cat problem as well, another predator which is decimat ing the Abaco parrot population. When asked about the dangers of bringing in what many consider a danger ous animal, Mr. Finkle brushed the claim aside, saying they make potentially great While waiting for Bahamian govern group decided to bring in several test coy otes to see how they handle the humidity and to see if they can acquire a taste for feral raccoon. To ensure the Abaco public was aware of their experiment, they insisted on getting the story in for the April 1 edition of The Abaconian. All Abaco

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2013 South Abaco High Banks Art and displays talent Approximately twenty talented folks March 15 in the High Banks Fire House. It was well attended by family and friends from the area who were astonished at the diversity of talents exhibited by their neighbours, which included many second home owners as well as locals. The ladies of the Bahama Palm Shores art group who meet once a week had, during the year, amassed quite a wealth of work and decided it was time to come out of the with crafts they knew were being made by others in the neighbourhood. This being public and being excited at the prospect of letting people see what they had achieved and a major organizer of the event said in her short welcome address, Who would have known that there is such a wealth of gratitude to all of the people who attended to support their efforts and expressed the Some of the exhibitors were a little they had shown any of their work but they need have had no fear because everything was greatly admired by all and compli amazed by what they saw. Water colour paintings were dis played by Mary Chamie, Maria Tearing, who has been a mentor to many new artists, some of whom had never before picked up a paintbrush and are now quite accom plished. Ray Adams, who paints in oil and acrylic, displayed three of his works. Two persons displayed their jewelry. Celia Rogers makes sea glass and bead pieces while Melanie Rees incorporates a sea heart into every one of her pieces which makes them unique. Another very unique piece displayed by Ms. Rees was a remarkable chandelier crafted from drift wood and bromeliads. Her son, David, who is the grandson of the late Colin Rees, well known mas ter photographer, is obviously walking in and coming young photographer. While his grandfather was known for his amaz ing black and white photography, David is specializing in colour and displayed some amazing photography of the Abaco parrots which frequent the Bahama Palm Shores area. Peter and Kay Gates also displayed photos of the local parrots, some of which they had made into notecards and calen ented young photographer who displayed a variety of stunning wildlife photographs. were very ingenious in the making of one of a kind bird baths. Merle is from Alaska and she had made these at her home there using rhubarb leaves. Since we cannot grow rhubarb in the warm climate of the Bahamas the pair went on a search for the is hard to imagine bird baths constructed from cabbage leaves but, with the use of concrete mixed and handled by their handy husbands they were able to form exqui site designs which they then painted and glazed. Mani Goulding exhibited some beautiful shell work and a scenic book which she had created from stunning photographs crafted from acrylic and wood including olive wood from Bethlehem and an unusu al birdhouse. Another birdhouse was the of a lovely piece of a tree which she had carefully decorated with little pieces of na ture. Another of her crafts was a circular frame made entirely out of small pieces of driftwood and adorned with sea glass. who is well known for his stunning wood turned pieces which include billy clubs, bowls, plaques, lamps, mortar and pestles and spinning tops. Mr. Knowles has been years and he brings out all the beauty of the deira, tamarind, dogwood, fowl berry, yellow wood and pine. All his tops are made out of white ironwood and Peter Gates im pressed the audience by spinning a top and catching it on his hand, an amazing skill he learnt as a child and was surprised that he can still do after years without practice. and next year the organizers say it will be bigger and better.

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April 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 The en-GB en-GBAbaco Beach Resort at Boat Harbouren-GB announces the availability of a limited number of en-GB luxury condominiums for sale aten-GBThe Harbour en-GBResidencesen-GB en-GBFor more information visiten-GBwww.AbacoBeachResort.com en-GB or call 242-367-2585 or 242-367-2158 The opening ceremonies and swim awards were held immediately following the swim. The Member of Parliament for North Abaco, Renardo Curry, was present along with Ministry of Tourism representative Wynsome Ferguson. The notable growth of the event was evident, as the Coco Beach Club was packed with par ticipants, volunteers, spectators, and sponsors. Sands Beer and Cocozona provided refreshments while Treasure Cay provided appetizers for the event. Saturday morning brought overcast weather, a blessing for the athletes pre paring to enter the challenging Sprint and Olympic triathlons presented by Carlo Mi lano. The Sprint triathlon consisted of a 500m swim, a 20km (12.4 mile) bike ride, and a 5k (3.1 mile) run. The Olympic tri athlon was approximately double the dis tance, with a 1500m swim, a 40km (24.8 mile) bike ride, and a 10k (6.2 mile) run. With 60 athletes entered into the events, including individuals and relays, the excitement and camaraderie could be felt included 5 Olympic individuals, 34 Sprint individuals, and 7 Sprint relays consisting of 21 athletes. At 7:30am, the Olympic competitors entered the serene waters of Treasure Cay followed shortly by the Sprint competi tors. Adam Isaac of Nassau, who would go on to win the Men's Sprint triathlon, relay competitor from Hope Town, was the ing closely behind the top men. Michelle Olympic triathlon; Peter Wagner followed up his previous day's win with the fastest Olympic swim leg. The bike legs of the courses took the competitors out of Treasure Cay and heading north on the Queen's Highway, of skill levels and equipment were visible, from beach cruisers to high-end Ironman triathlon bikes, and a plethora of Jamis limited. The fastest cycle times for the Sprint and Olympic races were 39 minutes 38 seconds by Peter Tynes and 1 hour 8 22 mph respectively. One competitor did take a fall on the bicycle, but luckily kindhearted Jessica Robertson was close behind and stopped to help until the Treasure Cay Fire Department was able to assist. The gentleman quickly recovered and managed North Abaco to complete the bike leg for his relay before requiring medical assistance. The overcast weather broke into a light rain as the athletes transitioned into the run portions of the races. The course took the competitors into Treasure Cay, where spectators cheered from all around. The welcomed cool break allowed for fast race times, with Karen Cook from Boul der, Colorado completing the individual Sprint 5k run the fastest in 22:41 and Adri an Whylly of Abaco completing the 5k run course in 22:24 to win the relay category 10k Olympic run course time of 44:44. The overall winners of the Olympic was returning for his second Great Aba co Family Fitness Weekend, however in 2012 he had to spectate due to a broken collar bone. Michelle was competing in liantly upon completing the race that she was competing for all the single mothers Children's Home. The individual Sprint triathlons were won by Adam Isaac of Nassau and Vicki Stafford of Freeport, both returning com petitors to the event. Chris Pinder, David Knowles and Adrian Whylly of Abaco won to the event to defend her 2012 relay title), Sarah Allen, and Veronica Beauchesne took the women's relay title and Patty Barigelli, mixed division relay title. The Rotary Club of Abaco, one of the sented by Dwayne Wallas, their president. to raise almost one thousand dollars to sup and to lose 15 lbs in the process. As the weather changed back to a sunny Abaco day, the triathlons were fol lowed by one of the most exciting races of the weekend, the 1-mile kid's fun run. Thirty children aged twelve and under par ticipated in the event. The kids raced a closed course into Treasure Cay, cheered on by their many family members, friends, spectators, and the day's recovering trimedals were awarded, smiles and family hugs were given bringing tears of pride to the eyes of family members and specula tors alike. The triathlon awards ceremony was held Saturday evening at the Spinnaker co sun set, the hand-made awards by Aba co Ceramics were handed out to the overall competitors and age-group winners, com plimented by stainless-steel water bottles Fitness From Page 1 male and female of both the Olympic and Sprint triathlons received TechnoMarine watches donated by the lead sponsor, Carlo Milano. Special mention was given to Taryn Carroll of Marsh Harbour, who just 10 years of age. The weather cleared up on Sunday morning to allow for a beautiful race day registrations delayed the start by a few minutes, but shortly after 7:30am, seventy participants took to the course. Walker Hirsch of Treasure Cay won the 5k race in a time of 21:49 at the young age of 13, being both the top junior and top male on the 5k course. Veronica Beauchesne of Hope Town won the women's division in a time of 24:15. The 10k course was won the women's 10k title went to Karen Cook with a time of 48:57. The awards ceremony and brief clos ing announcements followed the morning's road race. The organizers thanked, and would like to thank again, all of the sponsors, volunteers, and participants along with Treasure Cay Fire Department, Royal Bahamas Police Force, and the Treasure Cay staff for their participation and assis tance in the event. The event would not be possible without the support of the community, and this year the involvement by everyone was awe-inspiring. The Chronotrack timing system was used by Wildside Online, Nassau, to time all of the events. The system is capable of timing all types of races and is used in 25 notrack has a network of over 200 timers Please see GAFFW Page 14

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2013 STANDARD HARDWARE Lumber & Plumbing Supplies email: standardhardware@netbusiness.com Let Standard help you plant your Spring ideas! Lawnmowers Trimmers Chainsaws Irrigation Hoses We stock a wide variety of NEW! T-ShirtsNow In Stock North Abaco GAFFW From Page 11 in 35+ countries, including the Bahamas. The same timing system is used to time Marathon Bahamas and other local events. The success of the event can be mea sure by many factors. All of the athletes and spectators had nothing but kind words, with persons being inspired to participate in the next year's events, and to return to Treasure Cay in 2014. There was a large returning group of competitors from across overall participation in the event more than doubled from the previous year. The Treasure Cay Resort was sold out for the weekend as participants attended from all over North America, including 8 states and Canada. Freeport and Nassau were well represented and Abaco had participants from throughout the mainland and the outlying cays. Bahamasair showed an in crease in airlift, and Bahamas Ferries was able to add a charter ferry for the event to accommodate passengers from Nassau. The growing event continues to supronment. The charitable groups were instrumental in providing volunteers and assistance to the events, and funds and awareness were raised for both organiza tions. The Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend would like to thank its main supporters the Ministry of Tourism, Carlo Milano, Damianos-Sothebys International Realty, the Treasure Cay Beach, Marina and Golf Resort, and BTC. A special thank you goes out to all the companies who provided prizes and support, as well as all the staff, volunteers and spectators who supported the athletes throughout the weekend. The date for the 2014 event has not yet been set, but early planners can ex pect it to take place again in March. Piano concert to entertain Treasure Cay On April 3, the Treasure Cay Community Center will come to life as the Cay concert will feature the sounds of Beth Dixon. The event is scheduled to begin at 7:30pm. Scott Joplin Rags and Waltz will also be featured throughout the evening. The concert will be followed by an Ice Cream social. Cost of this event is ten dollars and tickets can be obtained from any of the Cay A very special invitation is extended to the general public to be a part of the event. Beth Dixon always provides a night of enjoyment and entertainment and the anything less. Community Easter Hunt to be held Bahama Beach Club will once again 9th consecutive one for the establishment. are invited to bring down their families to hunt. are a few special eggs. The highlight of the egg hunt is the golden egg which contains $500. Other eggs also have cash prizes. The hunt will begin at 10am and it is followed by a family picnic and mini fun day. Once again an invitation is extended to the general public to be a part of this fun 365-8500. Bahama Beach Club is located in Treasure Cay. Winter residents entertained at Cay Events another successful event on Wednesday, sure Cay Community Center. The commit tee during the winter months provides eve ning events to raise funds for the upkeep of the community center and provides en tertainment for the winter residents during their stay here. This year, in keeping with the estab lished traditions of the committee, Stone original hits, local Bahamian hits and American hits. The audience was also able to request special selection. The evening of music lasted for a little over two hours and was well attended. The committee was grateful for the support that they received and the success of the event. The committee has a few other events on their calendar before they conclude this year series of events for this winter.

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April 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 You Can Count OnBrandon ompson242-357-6532 Dock ConstructionResidential and Commercial Customized to suit your lifestyleBoat LiftsSales and Service Quality boat lift dealer for 10 yearsAnd Much More... Contact us today! www.lbtmarine.com bthompson@lbtmarine.com Cell: 242-357-6532 Ph/Fax: 242-367-2704 North Abaco TCBT adds Ultra Champ Competition to 30th Annual Celebration ment (TCBT) will celebrate its 30th anni versary June 1-7, 2013 at beautiful Trea sure Cay Beach Marina & Golf Resort, ing, excellent value and fun social events, the world-class competition attracts teams from around the world. social parties, dinners and fun competi tions. The guaranteed cash payout ranges from $10,000 for a minimum of ten boats and up to $50,000 for participation of 50 boats. The TCBT offers a special bonus of one free room night at the resort or a free day of dockage for registrations made prior to March 31, 2013. The early registrations also receive an entry into a drawing for free tournament dockage from June 1-6 for boats up to 60 feet and additional prizes including air tickets to the Bahamas. New 30th Anniversary activities will include a tournament within the tournament where prior winners compete head to pants can also enjoy a spectacular sandcastle crafted by famed sand sculptor, Victor the Bahamas, Treasure Cay is known for grander-size record-breaking marlin, large dolphin and wahoo. of the TCBT, the tournament includes Fun Fish Division awards for tuna, dolphin and wahoo. The Fun Fish Division offers an based tournaments. In addition to the cash prizes, winners receive beautiful trophies and the top team is honored on a statuesque Perpetual Trophy showcased in the resort's Spinnaker Restaurant, one of the largest air conditioned out-island restaurant facilities available for events. Awards are also pre by the participant's own digital and/or video camera with an image that can verify the time and date the photo was taken. The TCBT is open to the public and center con sole boats over 30 feet are welcome. The top TCBT team will qualify for the IGFA Offshore World Championship, with information available at www.igfaoff shorechampionship.com. In addition to its great food and fam ily social events, the TCBT also raises funds for the children of the Treasure Cay Primary School. Details, photos and the tournament magazine are available on www.treasurecay.com. Information can also be found atwww.facebook.com/trea www.catchstat.com. Registration for up to six team mem bers, including boat entry, cash prize eligibility, dinners, cocktail parties, team goody bag and room discounts is only $2,950 per team and can be made online at www.treasurecay.com. TCAL grows and supports community For many years, a group of second home owners in Treasure Cay got together to paint on Tuesday mornings. They loved the camaraderie and fellowship, learned from each other and enjoyed the discipline of a once-a-week painting session. In 2005, the group formalized this arrangement, An initiation fee for members, dues structure and painting schedule were set up. Over the eight years the group has had visiting artists come to provide workshops, there have been several Art Shows and the membership created, produced and sold two separate sets of note cards that were Marina Shop. The proceeds from the Art Shows and note card sales have been traditionally used to procure art supplies for the Treasure Cay Primary School, as well as the Coo perstown Primary School and the Treasure Cay Community Center. Ann Smith, the volunteer art coordi nator for Treasure Cay Primary School, has purchased paints, brushes, paper, glue, crayons and many other materials to give perience in the creative arts. Similar supplies were purchased for the Cooperstown Primary School this project. The group is planning another Art Show for March of 2014. As the mem raised by the art they create helps local partnership with Ann Smith and the Trea sure Cay Primary School has truly been a win-win situation. The turnout was on the light side for of Abaco on March 23. But the regular group was glad to welcome two new sail ors, Peter Whittington and Matt Polishuk, gusts were approaching 20 mph out of the south and the sailors agreed they should have worn sunscreen. Winds were very shifty as the groups sailed right in the mid -Remote Control Laser Regatta held in Treasure Caydle of two opposing winds, from the left and the right. with Randy Key winning race four. Randy quite pay-off as he approached the wind ward mark and the right side came through. Mr. Kaighin won the next three races Please see Laser Page 16

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Ideal for full-time residence with income property $800K BSD Town Break This fabulous newly redecorated 6 bed, 4 bath ocean front home is located in Hope Town Village on a secluded beach. There is lots of room for a pool. Great Rental History! $1.450 M BSD NEW LISTING of things after a few races and showed im provement. It was a tough day with heavy, shifty winds mixed in with a medium chop. hosting this event at their house on Brigantook care of race committee duties and Several sailors were caught snacking between races. The laser enthusiasts will last race of the season. Laser From Page 15 North Abaco Government is studying legislation to foster and encourage small and medium businesses in the country. Recognizing that over 80 percent of businesses in The Bahamas fall in this category and that col largest employer, government wants to see more persons enter into business and suc ceed. Government recognizes that its vari ous plans and agencies for small businesses in the past have generally not given the in tended results. This legislation is intended to simplify the process and have it man aged by a nine-member board of knowledgeable but non-political persons. being presented to the public for consul tation and possible presentation to Parlia consultation meetings was held on March 8 with the directors of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce. Four board members will be appointdently chosen by the private sector. One each will come from the Bahamas Cham ber of Commerce in Nassau, one from the Freeport Chamber and one from the Abaco from other islands with Chambers of Com merce or business associations. Grants, loans and other incentives now under the control of the following agencies or departments will be governed Those yielding to this new agency are the following: exemptions, etc. Act al Corporation project proposal support, farm and craft training equity contributions and loans ture grants of $5 million being a grant from government. The proposed legislation as presented to the Abaco Chamber details how this new agency is to be formed and how the board will conduct themselves. The regulations ing is likely to be made by the Minister and the new board working together. After the agency is up and running, it is intended that This desired independence from governmental oversight requires that the nine board members have a grasp and knowl edge of small and medium business op erations, challenges, obstacles, training, issues. Particular emphasis is on fostering entrepreneurs in the Family Islands and this requires knowledge of Family Island issues. The three presenters from Nassau Project Coordinator; Don Gray; and Mer rit Storr, legal advisor from Chancellors Chambers.SMEDA legislation will help small businesses Further Business DI Jamaican Spot owned by Dean and Jossette Beadle recently opened its doors in the shopping plaza located behind the Me morial Plaza Building in Marsh Harbour. Specializing in authentic Jamaican dishes, the restaurant also serves Bahamian cuisine as well. On March 8, DI Jamaican Spot held customers to indulge in. Some items on the extensive menu includes: Curry Chicken; Brown Stew Chicken; Roast Fish; Jerk Chicken and Pork, Rice and Peas, Stew ings of Bahamian side dishes (potato salad, macaroni, coleslaw). Popular Jamaican dishes like Festi Callaloo and boiled foods are also served. Customers can also try a variety of refresh ing juices made from carrot, peanut and beet root. All dishes are priced between $5 to $13. DI Jamaican Spot is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays to Wednesdays, and from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The restaurant is closed on Sundays and select holidays. Visit them today for an unforgettable dining experience, or call DI Jamaican Spot at: 367-0177.DI Jamaican Spot specializes in Jamaican, Bahamian dishes

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April 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 17 Marsh Harbour Town CommitteeBy Timothy Roberts March 13, 2013 During the March 13 meeting of the Marsh Harbour Town Committee mem bers expressed frustration with their lack of ability to accomplish their duties as their decisions are seldom enforced by the rel evant agencies. Members had previously suggested making repairs to the drain near the en trance to Pelican Shores; however, it was limited to afford to carry out that work. Henry Williams suggested that members seek donations to defray the cost of the back hoe because it is felt that the repair is very much needed. The committee was informed that make some swings and it was suggested that they could be placed at the Crossing beach. The committee will meet with Friends ing the sea oats and plants at the Cross ing which were damaged due to Hurricane Sandy. Ms. Key said after getting nowhere in trying to have the shacks at Goombay Park moved to BAIC Park she decided to allow farmers to get them and they have all been removed. She said she called several government ministers and senators but received no response. It was noted that the dumpster placed on Charles Sawyer Boulevard adjacent to the immigrant Haitian shanty town called the Mudd have been moved to the old that the dumpster being on a main road was an eye-sore. With three bins at the softball people and there will be frequent pickups. Ms. Key also noted that residents of Marsh Harbour and Dundas Town had been carrying their trash to these bins designated for the Haitian shanty towns (Mudd and Pigeon Pea) and contributing munities have regular garbage pick-ups it was said that persons need to dump trash themselves need to carry it to the Central Local Government The committee discussed further that businesses need to be held accountable as the act does no cover pickup of commercial garbage. It was noted that it is hard to ask Bahamians to follow the rules when they see immigrants are allowed do whatever they want. It was noted by Ms. Key that investi water bill is warranted as the bill, spanning several months, was $2,400. It is suspected that person(s) are tapping in or using the public bathroom the water bill was also high for Marsh Harbour at $781. A committee member noted that there have been complaints concerning a num and nothing being done to ensure it stops. It is only a matter of time before a house of houses. Members also expressed frustration ing places since the move to the govern The member from Spring City re quested assistance in getting the street signs, which are already here, to be installed. Hope Town District Council It was incorrectly reported that the Hope Town District Council had given permission for BTC to build a cell phone tower at its Hope Town site. Approval was deferred for the 100-foot free-standing tower pending proof of ownership of the property. This is a normal requirement for all applications. In anticipation of approval, a contractor began construction for the foundation, creating a huge hole for the concrete base. In consideration of the hazard created by the hole on top of the dune adjacent to the Hope Town school, Council members con cluded it was better to not contest comple tion of the base. However, further work was ordered stopped until proof of ownership is provided. Hope Town District CouncilBy Timothy Roberts March 14, 2013 The Hope Town District Council tabled a budget, passed a resolution and heard a proposal during a busy day in which they expressed frustration of delays that have affected their meetings. During their meeting the Council submitted a budget requesting a 1.7% increase in preparation for the upcoming 2013/2014 budget year. It was noted during the presentation of the new budget that the council spends almost 69% of its budget on garbage col lection, management and transport. The council will also be seeking a capital works budget of $350,000 to share between the three islands (Guana Cay, Man-O-War and Hope Town). They be lieve despite being told that there will be no increases given this year that their in Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting also felt it was insulting that money is be yet no consideration is given to the Cays who are also in need of road work. He not ed that the Hope Town District brings in as the Cays are what visitors are coming to the area for. He concluded by saying that the dis trict cannot afford any cuts as they are at the limit of their budget already. He said if they receive a 10% cut he would protest as the area sends far too much money to Nassau to be getting the peanuts they Kenny Maltarp was present at the meeting to make a presentation for a cul vert/canal to connect Back Creek (in Hope said it would provide a way for the harCouncil to see if the idea would be worthwhile pursuing. felt the project was not necessary because, changed and it seems to be cleaner than not to be feasible. She expressed concern that if there are contaminants, whether hu man waste or chemical, it would do more pristine. The Council decided to look into the proposal further, including acquiring a test of chemicals in the harbour, asking for the The Council, seeking to pre-empt the changes expected to be made to the a resolution to further clarify the present ordinance that does not allow motor ve and Taylor Park. Special permissions will ity Service Vehicles and Commercial Vehicles as needed. The Council began a discussion on the governments proposed Value Added Tax (VAT). Some voiced concern with VAT saying it is a regressive tax and also better suited to a manufacturing economy. Other members felt they needed more time to look at the information. One suggestion was that central gov ernment allows local government to col lect property taxes keeping 25percent of the revenue and sending the balance to the public treasury. A proposal for the construction of a cement pad and 100 foot tower for Baha mas Telecommunications Company (BTC) in Hope Town was deferred until the com pany provided a proof of ownership document. The council voiced frustration that the Island Administrator had often put off their meetings from their normal scheduled times. This causes inconvenience for those who need to arrange for time off work to attend the meetings in one of the busiest districts in The Bahamas. The council decided to continue their regular scheduled meeting without the Administrator in order to ensure the business of the people was carried out in a timely manner. Council Decision OverturnedBy Timothy Roberts Minister of Agriculture, Marine Re Gray, overturned a decision of the Hope Town District Council on Friday, March of the Prime Minister in Marsh Harbour. At the January 24 meeting of the Hope Town District Council an application was made by a golf cart rental for ten ad ditional licenses. The Council made a deci sion that due to the serious parking prob lem and lack of year round demand that they would deny the application. They also agreed to formulate a resolution for an 18 month moratorium on Self Drive plates for Hope Town. The Applicant appealed the decision, members expressed concerns that this appeal is political as there are two outstand ing appeals that have been waiting two years to be heard that are not yet scheduled to be heard. duty to consider their decision which genwrong with the method by which they go He said that as the minister he only reviews decisions if an appeal is made and the minister reviews the decisions to be sure that it is in keeping with the rules of natural justice and to be sure the offended person feels there is a place or person to whom they can go if they feel they were Natural justice is technical terminology for the rule against bias (nemo iudex in causa sua) and the right to a fair hearing (audi alteram partem). Mr. Gray said, I found that the council did not follow the rules of natural He stated further that he would not have interfered with the decision as long as the rules were applied. When you go against the rules by which you arrive at the decision then I normally look at that with jaundiced eyes because I want fair play to prevail in the decisions of the councils It has nothing to do with the decision because you can make the right decision but [go] about it the wrong way and that is what happened in this case, so I upheld the The Council said the appeal was upheld by Mr. Gray because it was said they made the applicant leave the meeting while entertaining an opposing view. According to the Council the applicant was not asked to leave the meeting but left voluntarily. The result of the appeal was the stead of ten.

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2013 charged reference to causing harm. Willfully Causing Damages On Friday 08.03.13 at about 7:45am a 28 year old male reported to the police that damage was caused to a southern door and window at a building at Treasure Cay. Police action requested in this matter. Investigations are onging into this matter. Threats of death (Suspect Arrested and Charged) On Thursday 07.03.13 at about 8:00pm a 50 year old male of Treasure Cay reported that on Wednesday 06.03.13 at about 7:00pm while on duty at a restau rant situated at Treasure Cay he was ap proached by a male known to him of trea sure cay who threaten to kill him putting him in fear for his life and safety. Police action requested into this matter. Suspect arrested On Thursday 07.03.13 at about cautioned the suspect in reference to this matter, where he admitted to the offence. He was granted him bail in the sum of $1500.00 for court at Cooper's Town on Friday 15.03.13 at 10:00 am. Housebreaking (Suspect Arrested and Charged) At 11:55am on 5th March, 2013, a 56 year old female of Central Pines reported that sometime around 11:40am same date her son of same address returned home and caught a young man inside of her resi dence. Police action requested. sponded and arrested an 18 year old male of Dundas Town in reference to this mat ter. The suspect was charged reference to this matter. The accused attended court on 7th March, 2013 where he pleaded guilty and was given twelve month probation and 300 hour community service. Disorderly Behaviour (Suspect Arrested) At 4:35am on 8th March, 2013, a 28 year old male of Dundas Town and care of a local gas station located Marsh Harbour reported that sometime around 4:30am same date while at work, a male known to him of the Mudd came to the business es tablishment acting disorderly by pulling an offensive instrument on him, putting him in fear of his life. Police action requested. Suspect arrested At 5:21am on 8th March, 2013, of 39 year old male of the Muddat MHPS. Investigation continues. Shopbreaking & Stealing. (Suspect Arrested and Charged) At 2:55am on 8th March, 2013, of in at MHPS with a 24 year old male and a 17 year old male both of Murphy Town under arrest reference to shopbreaking and bile patrol in the area of teachers & salary construction site in Dundas Town, they ob served both suspects with two large bags. A search was conducted of the bags which contained an assortment of beauty supplies. The suspects were questioned to where they got the items from and they admitted to breaking into a beauty supply shop in Dundas Town. As a result, both suspects were arrested and the exhibits were seized. discovered that a 51 year old female of Central Pines reported that some unknown person/s broke into her beauty supply shop located Dundas Town and stole an assortment of beauty supplies. Police action re quested. The accused are scheduled to attend court on 11th march, 2013. (Suspect Arrested and Charged) At 11:30pm on 13th March, 2013, tion reported while at MHPS, a search was conducted of a 34 year old male of Broncoville Drive, Dundas Town who was under arrest at the time for stealing. An ered two silver .38 ammunition on his per son. Police action requested. A second search of the suspect resi dence revealed additional silver .38 am munition. The suspect was charged. He attend ed court on 15/3/13, pleaded not guilty and Found Firearm & Ammunition At 3:45pm on 13th March, 2013, a 40 year old male of Marsh Harbour and employee of a local high school, Marsh Harbour reported that sometime around 3:10pm same date while at work, his at -Crime ReportWillfully causing damages (Suspect Arrested and Charged) At 4:35am on 9th march, 2013, a 28 year old female of Central Pines, Abaco, reported that her ex-boyfriend came to her residence, started arguing with her and broke the back window to her residence. Police action requested. Suspect arrested At 5:45 am on 9th march, 2013, M.H.P.S. With the suspect a 31 year old male of Central Pines, Abaco under arrested reference to this matter. He was interviewed and charged for the offence. He is schedule to attend court at 10:00am on 11/3/13. Stealing (Suspect Arrested and Charged) On Thursday 07.03.13 at about 6:00pm a 35 year old male of Crown Hav en, Abaco reported to the police that some time between 5:00pm on the 02/03/13 and 10:15am on the 03/03/13 some unknown person(s) stole his whirl pool air condi tioner from off of his porch. Police action requested into this matter. Suspect & charged arrested At 7:55pm on 7th march, 2013, of C.T.P.S. with the suspect, a 31 year old male of Fox Town, Abaco, and reported arresting him on S.C. Bootle Highway in Fox Town. The suspect admitted to stealing the item and sold it to his uncle who used the same as scrap metal. He was released on bail to appear in court on 15th march, 20 13. Causing Harm (Suspect Arrested and Charged) On Saturday 9th march 2013 at about 2120hrs a local doctor c/o Marsh Harbour Government Clinic contacted M.H.P.S. and reported that a lady is at the clinic with visible injuries to the body. Police assis tance requested. Suspect & charged arrested At 10:00pm on 9th March, 2013, ofold male of Spring City with regards to this matter while at Marsh Harbour Government Clinic. He was interviewed and tention was drawn by a female of the same school who informed him that there was a gun on the front lawn at the school. A gun containing ammunition. The location of the hand gun did not pose any danger to other personnel of the school. Police action requested. Investigation continues. Housebreaking & Stealing (Suspect Arrested and Charged) At 5:01pm on 13th March, 2013, a 46 year old female of Crockett Drive, re ported that sometime between 8:30am and 4:40pm on 13th march, 2013, some unknown person/s entered her residence and stole one black laptop and one black ipad. Police action requested. Suspect arrested At 6:40pm on 13th march, 2013, of reference to this matter. He was charged for the offences. He attended court on 15/3/13, pleaded not guilty and was given bail in the amount of $3000.00 and to be let. Housebreaking (Suspect Arrested and Charged) At 2:50pm on 15th March, 2013, a 32 year old female of Mount Hope, Abaco re ported that sometime around 9:40am same date her nephew entered her apartment lo cated at Mount Hope and stole one Garmin gps, three watches and other items. He was observed by another person carrying out this act. Police action requested. From the complainant. Suspect arrest and charged At 1:48pm on 16th March, 2013, ofaged 22 years of Mount Hope. The sus pect admitted to the offences and charged. He is schedule to attend court on 18/3/13. Assault & threats of death (Suspect Arrested and Charged) On Friday 15th March 2013 some time around 5:25pm the complainant a 28 year old male of Blackwood, Abaco contacted the Cooper's Town police station and reported that at about 5:20pm while at his place of work he was assaulted by a man he knows, also of Blackwood who also threatened him putting him in fear. Police action requested. Suspect arrested and charged 33 year old male of Blackwood. He was charged and released on $1,500.00 bail to attend court on 22/3/13. Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and oors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web site:abacomarbleandgranite.com

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April 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 The Cays By Timothy Roberts The Ministry of Tourism along with other stakeholders in Green Turtle Cay reacted favorably to a proposed celebrity Food & Wine Festival to be held on the island in March 2014 with plans to make it an annual event. Chef Michael Howell, Consulting tive Director of Slow Motion Food Film Fest, proposed an annual, large-scale, internationally-recognized food and wine festival hosted by the Green Turtle Club, The Bluff House and the Island of Green Turtle Cay in Abaco. He said, The culinary traveller has tributor to sustaining global tourism. No one wants to feel like a visitor any more when they travel. By engaging in experi ential activities the traveller, sees, hears, smells and tastes what it is a like to visit a These travellers who are seeking unique experiential activities are also looking for great local foods and beverages, prepared by well-known chefs or tradition and its inhabitants. People travel to Italy for pasta, to Vietnam for pho, to Thailand for pad Thai, to Chicago for deep-dish pizza, to The Bahamas for conch and fresh Chef Howell believes The Bahamas, from enter this niche tourism market as many of these travellers will go on trips regardless of economic conditions. The culinary traveller is generally more edu cated, more enthused, wealthier and as such not likely to cancel a tripthey do not suffer economically like other kinds of He said that luxury destinations are still thriving and, in many cases, are an visitors back time and time again because of the fun they have had at a food and wine festival. He noted several Wine and Food festivals that are both well-attended and wellrepresented in the media, such as Aspen Food and Wine Classic in Colorado; Cayman Cookout in Grand Cayman; Salone Del Gusto at Turin, Italy; Vinexpo at Bor deaux, France; Crave Sydney at Sydney, more. These festivals attract the culinary traveller even more because of the global ver, Gordon Ramsay, Ferran Adria, Mario The culinary traveller wants to eat the food prepared by these well-known personalities, but like movie stars, the traveller wants to meet the chef and eat his or her food in a great location so they can be transported by taste, by rubbing shoulders with the rich, famous and well-regarded. And they are willing to both travel great he said. He used the example of the Cayman Cookout on Grand Cayman which is hosted become an important global culinary event es at events that always sell out and avid man spending thousands of dollars on the experience of eating and drinking great foods and wines at a celebrity food event. Organizing the event is Chef How ell, Consulting Chef to the Green Turtle Food Film Fest, Adam Showell, Owner, Green Turtle Club, Ian Phillips and PartRinaldo, Managing Director of Slow Motion Food Film Fest.Cay Topics celebrates ten yearsOn Tuesday, March 19 Cay Topics, which centers around bringing in interest ing speakers and serving delicious dishes, celebrated its ten year anniversary in Hope Town. The event was ably conducted by Tom Hazel and his staff at the Abaco Inn a renowned artist and Junkanoo enthusiast out of Nassau. The event was capped off by a miniature Junkanoo parade. The event was led by Janet Reingold who expressed gratitude to the members Please see Cay Page 22

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2013 en-GBArea Code 242 unless listed otherwiseen-GB en-GB Island-wide Abaco Listingsen-GBAbaco Cottage + 114 hse 366-0576en-GB en-GBAbaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529en-GBCherokee Lee Pinder + 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075 en-GBGrand Cay Rosies Place 352-5458 en-GBGreen Turtle Cay Barefoot Homes 14 hse 577-4092 Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4247 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island Properties + 34 hse 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties + 34 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 en-GBGuana Cay Dive Guana + 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Guana Sunset Beach 13 units 365-5133 Ocean Frontier 6 cott 519-389-4846 Wards Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth Sands + 9 hse 365-5140 en-GBHope Town Abaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Crystal Villas 5 villas 321-452-0164 Elbow Cay Prop + 53 hse 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways + 63 hse 366-0224 Hope Town Inn 6 rm 4 Villas 366-0003 Hope T Villas + 3 hse 366-0266 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages + 4 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 6 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key + 43 hse 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557 en-GBHotels and House Rental Agentsen-GBLubbers Quarters Sea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121 en-GBMan-O-War Island Home Rentals + 2 hse 365-6048 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072 Waterway Rentals + 14 hse 365-6143 en-GBMarsh Harbour area Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719 Abaco Towns 16 apts 367-0148 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 Living Easy + 16 hse 367-2202 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Regattas 32 apts 577-6764 HG Christie + 11 hse 367-4151 en-GBSandy Point Oeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort 14 rm 366-4119 en-GBSpanish Cay Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083 en-GBTreasure Cay Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 5 units 877-786-8455 Treasure Cay Resort + 95 rms 365-8801 Marks Bungalows 4 units 365-8506 Abaco Estate Services + 365-8752 Island Dreams Rental + 357-6576 en-GBTurtle Rock Villas at Palmetto Beach 3 villas 262-820-1900 en-GB en-GBWood Cay Tangelo Hotel 14 rm 1 villa 365-2222 en-GBWeb Sites with Abaco Informationen-GB en-GB http://www.abaconian.comen-GB http://www.abacoinet.comen-GB http.//www.abacoinfo.comen-GB http.//www.abacocottage.comen-GB + agents with multiple cottages and housesen-GB http://www.abacos.comen-GB http://www.oii.neten-GB http://www.bahamas.comen-GBRev. March 2012 en-GBere & Back.....Againen-GBEFFECTIVE: JULY 2012en-GBPh: 242-367-0290 Fax: 242-367-0291 en-GBREGULAR FERRY SCHEDULEen-GB Marsh Harbour to Hope Townen-GB20 minute rideen-GB7:15am / 9:00am / 10:30am /12:15pm 2:00pmen-GB 4:00pm / 5:45pmen-GBHope Town to Marsh Harbouren-GB8:00am / 9:45am / 11:30am /1:30pm 3:00pmen-GB 4:00pm / 5:00pm / 6:30pmen-GBMarsh Harbour to Man-O-Waren-GB20 minute rideen-GB7:15 / 10:30am / 12:15pm / 2:30pm* en-GB 4:00pm / 5:45pmen-GB *Except Sundays and Holidaysen-GBMan-O-War to Marsh Harbour en-GB8:00am / 11:30am / 1:30pm /3:15pm* / 5:00pmen-GB *Except Sundays and Holidaysen-GBMarsh Harbour to Scotland/Guana Cayen-GB30 minute rideen-GB6:45am / 10:30am / 1:30pm /3:30pm 5:45pmen-GBScotland/Guana Cay to Marsh Harbouren-GB8:am / 11:30am / 2:30pm / 4:45pm / 6:30pmen-GBAny stops outside the main harbour will be aen-GB minimum charge of two persons. Two persons or overen-GB will remain at regular charge.en-GBDuring the month of August through December there en-GB are some adjustments made to the schedule.en-GB You are advised to contact the oce for any changes.en-GBREGULAR FERRY FARESen-GBOne Way: $17.00en-GB Round Trip Open Return: $27.00en-GB Children 6-11: Half Priceen-GB Children 5 and under: Freeen-GB Hope Town and Man-O-War ferries depart fromen-GB the Ferry Dock at Crossing Beach. en-GB Guana /Scotland Cay depart from the Conch Inn.en-GB Prices subject to change without notice.en-GBAlburys Ferry Serviceand organizers and lauded Tom Hazel and his staff for ten years of catering to the events. She remarked that the events have grown so much over the years she once heard someone remark that Those Cay Topic events are so crowded, no one goes Anne Krout, a founding member of come to the front to be honoured by the members and visitors present. A toast was made to her as those present raised glasses of champagne. Following her brief remarks Mr. Morley spoke to the audience that had comfortably gathered on the outside deck of the Abaco Inn. He revealed some of the history of Junkanoo in the country as well as his inspiration for his art. He opened a question and answer session with the audi ence after his formal talk. questions a three-member Junkanoo group made their way onto the deck. Though small, their music was rhythmic and enjoyable enough to make the audience get up and rush along. The event closed with everyone leaving with a smile on their face and a Junk anoo beat in their step. The Cays Cay From Page 21 The Abaco Inn held its annual art show on March 16. The day was picture perfect which allowed for the setting up of booths both inside and outside. Approximately twenty artisans displayed their work which included paintings in all me diums, jewelry, bags, photography and and several from mainland Abaco and the Cays, Nassau and even from as far as Andros. Paintings were exhibited by Mary Balzac, Brigitte Bowyer Carey, Anthony Sharyn Thompson. Marlee Mason, Kim Rody, Johnnie Cash, Papillon, Joinel Jeune, Clark Constant and Sarah Ann Sim mons. spent the day busily sketching alongside his exhibited paintings and he donated three hours of his time to giving free drawing classes to two adults and three students. He demonstrated how to draw correct perspective. He found that his stu dents had been primarily drawing cartoon characters as they had no training in how to create realistic drawings thus he dem onstrated the grid method. Seventeen year old Sean Cash, a student at St. Francis de Sales School, said that he had always been interested in art and was very pleased and fering help. He demonstrated and we fol lowed step by step. Mr. Morley is a good teacher with good ideas and he helped me Sarah Ann Summers has been a win says that she has always been fascinated by the spectacular view from the Abaco Inn curve which is where she gains much in spiration for her artwork. She taught paint ing in both public and private schools in her own gallery which she ran for many years before retiring. It has always been a dream of mine to get back to painting and so I am happy to be here showing at was also offering a cute idea for children whereby they could make their thumbprint on a piece of paper and she would turn it into an animal or character of their choice. Papillon is an artist who travelled all the way from Andros for the show. She wise in coming all that way but soon de cided that it was well worth her while as she was having a very successful day. As well as having beautiful acrylic seascapes on sale, she had her signature line of very are always very popular and today was no exception. Kim Rody, who is well known for her begun marketing mini giclees and porce Other exhibitors included: Photogra phy; KPCarroll and Tuppy Weatherford; Gail Barton. Needlework and bags; Vonda Bethel and Rapeepan Cash. Whilst browsing all of the interest ing artwork visitors were able to enjoy a variety of wine and cheeses sponsored by Bristol Wines and Spirits. The wine tasting gave Bristol Wines and Spirits the opportunity to showcase their latest wines. Their representative, Ovidia Neilly, was very helpful in describing the different wines of new wines just in. New white wines in cluded Oyster Bay which is a Sauvignon Blanc and a very nice new wine from the Trivento distributor called Tribu Torrontes which is less sweet than those already car had, in fact, just arrived off the boat so persons at the Abaco Inn show were the was Patch Block, a Cabernet Sauvignon from France. Other countries represent ed were Australia, New Zealand, Italy, France, Argentina and California.Abaco Inn holds its annual art show

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April 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive Shops Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour . ..................... 367-2963 Above & Below, Marsh Harbour . ................................. 367-0350 Dive Abaco Since1978, Marsh Harbour . ..................... 367-2787 Dive Time, Man-O-War................................................365-6235 Froggies, Hope Town . ................................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay . ...................................... 365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay . ....................................... 365-4411 Dive Guana . ................................................................ 365-5178Man-O-War Dive Shop . ................................................365-6013 A & P Car Rentals . ............................................. 367-2655 Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals . .............................. 367-1035 B & B Boat Rentals . ........................................... 367-7368 Bargain Car Rentals . .......................................... 367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals . ................................... 367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals . ....................................... 367-5570 Cruise Abaco. . .................................................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) . ...................... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals . ...................................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars . .................. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals .......................................... 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals . .................................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ......................................... 367-4887 The Moorings Boat Rentals . ............................. .367-4000 Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental . .................. 365-4411 C & D Cart Rental . ............................................. 365-4084 Cruising Cart Rentals . ........................................ 365-4065 D & P Cart Rental . ............................................. 365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals . ....................................... 365-4119 Kool Karts . ........................................................ 365-4176 Reef Boat Rentals . ............................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes . ...................................... 365-4147 T & A Cart Rentals . ............................................ 375-8055 Donna Sands Cart Rentals . ............................... 365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes . ................................. 365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals . ..................................... 354-5175 Lubbers Quarters Cruise Abaco . ............................................. 321-220-8796 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals .................................. 365-6502 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals . ................................. 365-6024 Waterways Boat Rental . ................ 357-6540 & 365-6143 Cats Paw Boat Rentals . ..................................... 366-0380 Elbow Cay Cart . ................................................. 366-0530 Hope Town Cart Rentals . .................................. 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals . .......................................... 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals .............................. 366-0282 J Rs Cart Rental . ................................................ 366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals . .................................... 366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals . ............................................ 366-0069 Adventure on Prozac Kayak . ............................ 365-8749 Blue Marlin Rentals. . ......................................... 365-8687 Cashs Carts . ...................................................... 365-8771 Cornish Car Rentals . .......................................... 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals . ............................................... 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals . ........................................... 365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks . ............................. 365-8749 Visitors Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Abaco Pizza. . ................................ $ . .................. 367-4488 Anglers . ................................... $$$ . .................. 367-2158 Curly Tails . ............................... $$$ . .................. 367-4444 Golden Grouper . ........................ $ . .................. 367-2301 Island Family Rest . ....................... $ . .................. 367-3778 Java Coee House . ....................... $ . .................. 367-5523 Jamies Place . ............................. ..$ . .................. 367-2880 Junovias......................................$...................367-1271 Jib Room . .................................. $$ . .................. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken . ............... $ . .................. 367-2615 Mangoes . ................................. $$$ . .................. 367-2366 Pops Place + . .............................. $ . .................. 367-3796 Snack Shack + . ............................ $ . .................. 367-4005 Snappas . .................................... $$ . .................. 367-2278 Wallys . .................................... $$$ . .................. 367-2074 Abaco Inn . .............................. $$$ . .................. 366-0133 Capn Jacks . ................................ $$ . .................. 366-0247 Harbours Edge . ......................... $$ . .................. 366-0087 H T Coee House (B & L) . .............. $ . ................. .366-0760 H T Harbour Lodge . .................. $$$ . .................. 366-0095 Munchies . .................................... $ . .................. 366-0423 OnDa Beach . .............................. $$ . .................. 366-0558 Sea Spray . ............................... $$ . .................. 366-0065 Sugar Shack + . ............................ $ . .................. 366-0788 Petes Pub . .................................. $$ . .................. 366-3503 Cracker Ps . ................................. $$ . .................. 366-3139 Bradleys on the Harbour . ............. $ . .................. 365-6380 Dockn Dine . ................................. $ . .................. 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar . ................ $ . .................. 365-6501 Bakers Bay Market Place . ...... $$$ . .................. 612-1021 Grabbers . ................................... $$ . .................. 365-5133 Nippers ..................................... $$ . ................. 365-5143 Orchid Bay . ............................... $$$ . .................. 365-5175 Coco Beach Bar & Grill. . ................ $ . .................. 365-8470 Florences Cafe . ............................. $ . ................. .365-8354 Spinnaker Restaurant . ............. $$$ . .................. 365-8469 Touch of Class . ........................ $$$ . .................. 365-8195 Treasure Sands Club . ................ $$$ . ................. .365-9385 Blu House . ............................. $$$ . .................. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro . ...................... $$ . .................. 365-4200 Green Turtle Club . .................... $$$ . .................. 365-4271 Harveys Island Grill . ................... $$ . .................. 365-4389 Lizard Bar & Grill........................$$...................365-4191 McIntoshs Restaurant . .............. $$ . .................. 365-4625 Miss Emilys Restaurant . ............. $$ . .................. 365-4181 New Plymouth Inn . .................... $$ . .................. 365-4161 Pineapple Restaurant Bar & Grill . $$ . ................. 365-4039 Plymouth Rock Cafe . .................. $$ . .................. 365-4234 Shorties Take-a-way...................$$..................365-4342 Sundowners . .............................. $$ . .................. 365-4060 Nancys ...................................... $$ . .................. 366-4120Everyone reads The Abaconian Police Hope Town 366-0667 Police Man-O-War 365-6911 Police Treasure Cay 365-8048 Police Green Turtle Cay 365-4550 B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667 Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Man-O-War 365-4019 Abaco Crash Fire & Rescue 365-9111 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0549 Marsh Harbour 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 T reasure Cay 365-8749 Abaco Family Medicine, Marsh Harbour . ..................... 367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic . ................................ 367-0020 Integrated Medical Center . .......................................... 367-1304 Emergency . ............................................... 458-1234 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre . ................................... 367-0049 Government Clinic, Marsh Harbour . ........................... 367-2510 Corbett Clinic, Treasure Cay . ........................................ 365-8288 Government Clinic, Coopers Town . ............................. 365-0300 Government Clinic, Green Turtle Cay . .......................... 365-4028 Government Clinic, Hope Town . .................................. 366-0108 Government Clinic, Sandy Point . ................................. 366-4010 Government Clinic, Fox Town . ..................................... 365-2172 Blu House ....................... 45 . ......... F . ......... 365-4200 Green Turtle Club . .............. 32 . ......... F . ......... 365-4271 Black Sound Marina . .......... 15 . ..................... 365-4531 Other Shore Club . ............... 12 . ......... F . ......... 365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service ........... 10 . ......... F . ......... 365-4033 Leeward Yacht Club............ 26.........F...........365-4191 Treasure Cay Marina . ........ 150 . ......... F . ......... 365-8250 Man-O-War Marina . .......... 26 . ......... F . ......... 365-6008 Boat Harbour Marina . ...... 183 . ......... F . ......... 367-2158 Conch Inn . .......................... 75 . ......... F . ......... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina . ........ 36 . ......... F . ......... 367-2182 Mangoes Marina . ............... 29 . ..................... 367-4255 Marsh Harbour Marina . ...... 52 . ......... F . ......... 367 2700 Hope Town Marina . ............ 16 . ..................... 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways . ................................ 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina . .............. 6 . ......... F . ......... 366-0154 Sea Spray . .......................... 60 . ......... F . ......... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Marina . ........... 75 . ......... F . ......... 365-0083 Bakers Bay Marina . .......... 158 . ......... F . ......... 365-5802 Guana Hide-aways . ............ 37 . ..................... 577-0003 Orchid Bay . ......................... 64 . ........ F . ......... 365-5175Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental . ....................... 475-9616 . ................ 367-2936 . ......................... 367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure . ............................... 577-0004 . ..................... 367-0350 Adventure on Prozac T Cay . ............................ 365-8749 . ...................... 365-4411 . ........................... 365-8506 . .......... 367-2787 . ............. 366-0024 Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is . ........................... 367-2266 American Eagle Miami . ..................................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud . ............................ 367-2095 Regional Freeport ............................................................... 367-0446 Silver Airline Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach . .............................................. 367-3415 Sky Bahamas Nassau . ......................................... ................ 367-0996 Western Air Nassau . ......................................... .................. 367-3722 Abaco Air . .............................................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters . ........................................................ 367-3450 Extra $3 for each passengers above two ective Dec 08Clinic, Downtown, Stop Light, . ........................................................ $10 Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry . ........................................ $15 Spring City . ........................................................................................ $15 Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch . ............................. $15 Murphy Town & Great. Cistern .......................................................... $20 Snake Cay . ........................................................................................ $35 Casuarina Point ................................................................................. $60 Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour . ............................................. $80 Bahama Palm Shore . ......................................... ................................ $90 Crossing Rocks . ................................................................................ $105 Sandy Point . ................................................................................... $150 Leisure Lee . ....................................................................................... $50 Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry . ................................................... $80 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $85 Fox Town . ........................................................................................ $165 Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel . ................................................. $ 10 Nat. Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr. Cistern . .......................................... $10 Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea. Eective Dec 08Green Turtle Cay ferry dock . ......................................... ...................... $10 Madeira Park . .................................................................................... $20 Sand Banks . ...................................................................................... $25 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $30 Leisure Lee . ....................................................................................... $45 Black Wood . ...................................................................................... $20 Fire Road & Coopers Town . ............................................................... $40 Cedar Harbour . ................................................................................. $60 Wood Cay . ......................................................................................... $70 Mount Hope . .................................................................................... $80 Fox Town . .......................................................................................... $85 Crown Haven . ................................................................................... $90 Marsh Harbour airport . ..................................................................... $80 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport . .............................................. $80 Treasure Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour . ................................................ $85 Treasure Cay Hotel to Green Turtle Ferry . ........................................... $25 Treasure Cay Hotel to Blue Hole . ........................................................ $30 Albert Lowe Museum . ................................ Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits . .. Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden . .................... Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum . ................. Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station . .................................... Hope Town Swim Mermaid Reef o Marsh Harbour . ........ Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole . ........... Treasure Cay farm road Art studio & working foundry . ...................... Little Harbour Working boatyards . ..................................... Man-O-War cay Bring errors & revisions to our attention Revised Dec 2012 All phones use area code 242 unless notedwww.theabaconian.comAlburys Ferry Service Marsh H.>Guana Cay/Scotland cay From Conch Inn advised to contact the oce for the changes. Note: 4:30 pm trip to GTC not on Sundays ** Note: 4:30 pm trip will be made from New Plymouth only Between Abaco & Grand Bahama Summer Schedule only (April to Dec) Sandy Point & Nassau Every Friday & Sunday, except holidays, under 4 hours. Call 225-3376 or 366-4119 Call for rates. Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 30 minutes Marsh Harbour Jody Albury . ............... 375-8068 Sidney Albury . ............ 477-5996 Richard Albury . .......... 367-0367 Terrance Davis . .......... 375-8550 Buddy Pinder . ............ 366-2163 Justin Sands . ............. 367-3526 Danny Sawyer . .......... 367-3577 Jay Sawyer . ............... 367-3941 North Abaco ODonald McIntosh . ... 477-5037 Alexander Rolle . ........ 365-0120 Edward Rolle . ............ 365-0024 Herbert Thurston . ...... 365-2405 Sandy Point Valantino Adderley . .... 366-4323 Anthony Bain . ............ 366-4107 Derek Gaitor . ............. 366-4249 Nicholas Roberts . ...... 366-4486 Treasure Cay Capt. Joe Pritchard . ... 559-9117 Casaurina Point Junior Albury . ............... 366-3058 Cherokee Noel Lowe . ................... 366-2107 Marty Sawyer . .............. 366-2115 Randy Sawyer . ............ 366-2284 Will Sawyer . ................. 366-2177 Crossing Rocks Tony Russell . ............... 366-3259 Green Turtle Cay Rick Sawyer . ................ 365-4261 Ronnie Sawyer . ........... 365-4070 Hope Town Maitland Lowe . ............ 366-0234 Tom Albury . .................. 366-3141 Man-O-War David Albury . ............... 365-6502 Charter Fishing Boats Lucky Strike Hope Town . ..................... 366-0101 Sea Gull Hope Town . ........................... 366-0266 A Salt Weapon Hope Town . ................. 366-0245 Down Deep . ........................................... 366-3143 Local Boy . .............................................. 366-0528 Back Breaker . ........................................ 365-5140 Agape Family Dental, Marsh Harbour..........................367-4355 Diamante Dental, Marsh Harbour................................367-4968 Man O War Dental Clinic..............................................365-6508 Abaco Island Pharmacy, Marsh Harbour......................367-2544 Chemist shoppe, Marsh Harbour.................................367-3106 Caribbean Veterinary Centre, Marsh Harbour..............367-3551 Island Veterinary Clinic, Marsh Harbour......................367-0062

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April 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 6 MARCH 15th, 2013 By Canishka Alexander The Junior Minister of Tourism com of the Prime Ministers Conference Room in the Government Complex. This years theme was: Tourism to the World: I Am Its Voice. Six candidates were presented: Marlique Hield from St. Francis de Sales Catholic School; Kirkland McIntosh of Abaco Central High School; Anthronique Cooper of S.C. Bootle High School; Tani sha Charlton of S. C. Bootle High School; Conrad Cornish of Abaco Central High; and Trevon McKenzie of Forest Heights Academy. Before the competition commenced, Michelle Mikula of the Abaco Tourist Of dents scores came from their interview, be tallied from the speech portion of the competition. Mikula also introduced two Toastmasters judges: Julieth McCafferty and Charmaine Bonaby along with former land Administrator Jackson McIntosh. to present her speech. She asked the au dience to consider Singapore, which is a welfare-conscious country, and the only Asia. Like Singapore, she said that The Bahamas can rise above restraints such as the lack of natural resources, and take this industry to a level that is second to none. Tourisms Junior Minister for Abaco chosenPlease see Tourism Page 4 Above: top three winners of the Ministry of Tourisms Junior Minister Competition: Marlique Hield from St. Francis de Sales Catho lic School; Tanisha Charlton of S. C. Bootle High School; and Anthronique Cooper of S.C. Bootle High School. The topic for their speeches was: Tourism to the World I am its Voice. Tanisha Charlton took the top mark with her speech noting Our waters roar and dance as she begs for us to acknowledge her sacred presence.

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2013 ABACO REAL EST event on March 22 at the Abaco Inn on El bow Cay on March 22. The event, which was well attended by second-home owners, aimed to raise funds for the scholar ship foundation. Ten students were select ed this year by the committee, each with their own struggles which they have over come and each excelling to a level that deers scholarship it is unlikely that either of the ten would be able to attend college. still seeking donations to make up the dif ference needed to send the students to col lege. The weather for the afternoon was second-home owners began arriving at the greeted the guests from Elbow Cay, marsh Harbour, man-O-War and elsewhere, and directed them to the silent auction table and the complimentary wine table. Hors d'oeuvres were also passed around by the Abaco Inn staff. Guests moved along the silent auction table, which served as the centerpiece for the space, and rubbed elbows with acquain tances, old friend and, most importantly, some of the students who were chosen for this year. This allowed the patrons to get a much better feel and understanding for what their donations and purchases would be going towards. The students spoke about their dreams, goals and what the opportunity for furthered education meant to them. One student in particular who was present that evening, to meet the potential donors, humbly shared her story. Escaping from an abusive home as a teenager, she worked to put herself up in an apartment and at the same time excel at school. She realized that waitressing for the rest of her life was not an option and set her sights at university in the United States. She applied to a very demanding school and was, in fact, accepted. However, she soon realized she would not be able to afford the tuition. Despite and had to contend with the terrible news cepted as one of only ten this year to receive a scholarship from the organization. She is only one of the many deserv ing students the scholarship organization has put through school over the years. In the years since the organizations founding in front of the big board representing the students who would be receiving the scholar ship money. They remain generic and blue because at the time the funds were yet to be it has helped dozens of Abaco youth ac complish their dreams. in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Spain, China, Trinindad, Jamaica and The Bahamas. We realize the importance of educat ing our young people, said Leazona Rich only change their lives, but it can change our nation. She also expressed thanks to the many donors who have supported the scholarship fund over the years. To close the evening, Michael Albury took to the stage to raise money via the live auction. Several bidding wars took place over a few choice items, most notably a beautiful boat built by Winer Malone of Hope Town, but in the end all the money went to a good cause. However, in order to support the ten

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2013 CURRYS FOOD STORE Customer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour front Finally, she said that as a Junior Minister mote our country as a travel and tourism destination. I am the voice of tourism, and so foreigners how fantastic our Bahamaland and its inhabitants are. Next, Kirland McIntosh emphasized The Bahamas natural resources, our cli mate, proximity to the United States, cultural activities and our people all factors that have made our country a prime tourist destination. As a nation, we must seek to work together to sustain and to promote tourism in our industry, Kirkland advised. Adapting her speech to mirror the words of Maya Angelous Phenomenal Woman, Anthronique Cooper declared: The world wonders where our secret lies. We are not astronomical in size or fash start to tell them, they accept that I am not telling lies. I say its the stride of a proud Bahamian people; its the curl of our gorgeous shoreline. Yes, this is The Bahamas, phenomenally, phenomenally, the Bahamaland: thats us. On the heels of Anthroniques speech, the melodic voice of Tanisha Charlton rose and fell with emotion as she delivered a winning speech. With her words, she illustrated how the sunrise is drawn to our we will smile back while Mother Nature blows us a kiss as we walk along our sandy shores forging a strong sense of serenity and security.Tourism From Page 1 Our waters roar and dance as she begs for us to acknowledge her sacred presence. Melodies scream as the Junkanoo rhythm serenades us; aromas of delectable dishes surround us, Tanisha con tinued. Tourism is our way of life, and it is about time we take it to the world: I will give it voice. Conrad Cornish was up next, and he used visual elements to strengthen his speech. He, too, spoke of the untapped resources in our country, and many activi ties that tourists can enjoy. Eco Tourism was his main focus, and he mentioned the country of Costa Rica as a model to follow. Eco Tourism has a lot to offer to The in contact with our culture and our heri tage. It allows tourists and us as Bahamians to see and experience the real Bahamas, Conrad said. Tourism to the World: Its My Voice, and you can count on that. I will strive to effect the younger generation throughout The Bahamas and throughout the world. As the very voice of tourism, I will carry out Mr. [Stafford] Sands vision attraction worldwide. er. She suggested educating the youth and tourists on what can be done to protect The Bahamas. However, she was dismayed to note that our culture is no longer our own, and that as Bahamians we are fading away into to other cultures. Tourism in The Bahamas needs a voice, so I will be its voice, Trevon pledged. Cant you hear? Its crying in despairso you see I am the voice, you are the voice, we are the voice, but lets not be a good voice or a bad voice, but the right voice because this is tourism in our world, and yes we are its voice. In the end, Anthronique Cooper placed third; Marlique Hield came second; and Tanisha Charlton was declared the winner, and named Junior Minister of Tourism for Abaco. Tanisha will represent Abaco at the National Junior Minister of Tourism competition in Nassau on April Junior Math By Canishka Alexander The Dept. of Educations Junior Math and Science Competition welcomed candidates from Forest Heights Academy; St. Francis de Sales; Agape Christian University; Abaco Central High School; and S.C. Bootle High School to St. Andrews The seventh to ninth grade students ematics quickly before advancing to Level swer the questions posed to them. Retired educator Jack Hardy read each question aloud, while Senior Educator Leslie Rolle served as the time keeper. Following the math round, the sci ence round began roughly an hour later. The students were required to answer three to answer the questions in Level 2. Five rounds of questions were given in Level 2. At the end, the judges tallied the scores, and it was determined that Agape and ACH were tied in third place, so a tie breaker had to take place. However, there The Forest Heights team was com prised of: Rebekah Higgs, Abigail Phill pot and Albury Higgs; From St. Francis: Marvin Cash, Shawntalay McDonald and Renisha Newbold along with Jessica Knowles and Janelle Rolle as substitutes; Agape students were: Zoya Thompson, Johanan Cartwright and Benjamin Higgs as well as Cierra Carroll and Raymond Bain as substitutes; ACH students were: Sidney Decius, Kadesha Canton, and Kiara Tilus with Destiny Seymour and Zarya Rolle as substitutes; and representing S.C. Bootle were: Lazaria McIntosh, Romea Rolle and Vanessa Jean; Jean Roddler Louis was the substitute. After receiving their awards, Romea Rolle from the S.C. Bootle team said that the competition was nerve-wrecking, but that they had studied hard to make sure they were ready. Vanessa Jean thanked Please see Math Page 5 bold; Marvin Cash; and Shawntalay McDonald.

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April 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 Fredericks Agency Ltd.Customs BrokersCustoms Brokerage Services Air and Sea Import and Export Entries Serving all vessels from foreign portsQueen Elizabeth Drive Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email: abacocustoms@batelnet.bs their coaches for encouraging them and for choosing them to represent their school. Additionally, Rudolph Kawalram, S.C. Bootle mathematics teacher, said that Lazaria McIntosh, who is only in Grade 8 will be competing again next year. and the winners also received trophies. Se mented that the competition marks their competitive ones he has ever seen.Math From Page 4 The Department of Education in con junction with Asa H. Pritchard, Mahatma Rice and Robin Hood Flour; presented the Reaching for Greatness. S. C. Bootle High School entered the culinary competition in the Junior Divi sion. The coach was Chavonne Reid and the student representing S.C. Bootle was Maygan St. Claude. According to Prin cipal Huel Moss, all competitors had to participate in a knife skills and plate pre sentation workshop, which was held at the College of The Bahamas. Both student and coach received cerpating in the culinary competition. May gans rice dish was called Abaco Surf n Ranch, which was composed of lobster and wild hog served in an avocado half and garnished with plantain chips. made with guava, pigeon peas and pick competitors, from schools in Grand Bahama to Inagua. Moss congratulated Maygan, who is an eighth grade student. NOVA Southeastern on AbacoBy Mirella Santillo Representatives of NOVA Southeast ern University held a presentation during ested in continuing education, more spe degree in Business Administration. Dennis Dannarcher, Assistant Dean of Enrollment Services and Program Operations, opened the meeting with infor mation on the school and on the proposed program. The University, through the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, is offering off-campus classes for Abaco providing enough stu dents register. Assuming that the needed program, the classes will start at the beFriday evening and Saturday. To entice prospective students, the count for this particular business course, last just under three years. Professors will travel to Abaco each week to lecture Close to thirty people attended the presentation that was co-ordinated locally by Samantha Evans, Chairperson, Abaco Cohort and by Juliett Reid, Bahamas Site Director for Nassau, where the program is already active. As they entered the St John Angli can Church Parish Hall where the meeting was taking place, each attendee was given a brochure on the program and a registra tion form to be completed to enroll in the course. Monica Moya, Admissions Manager/ Coporate Relations for the H. Wayne Hui zenga School of Business and Entrepre neurship in Fort Lauderdale, explained the requirements needed to register and went through the details of enrollment including costs independent of tuition, such as a due for students services. She mentioned that all the previous schools transcripts will have to be for warded for evaluation to Josef Silny and Please see NOVA Page 6

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2013 Abaco Marine Props Propellers Reconditioned & RehubbedPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Brass Stainless AluminumSandblasting & Marine grade welding on Stainless and AluminumCertied Propeller Repair TechnicianThe ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas Groceries All you need & more! Fruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen FoodsPhone or Fax : 366-2022Mon. Fri. 7:30am 6pm l Sat 7:30am7pmThe Place to be is Cherokee!Cherokee Food Fair NOVA From Page 5 Associates Inc. who will then forward them to NOVA. Josef Silny will charge She said that April 8 was the deadline for the transcripts to be received by Josef the deadline for the transcripts to be re ceived by the school, adding that the level of interest for Abaco had to be known as soon as possible if classes were to begin in Fall. According to Ms. Evans, already thirteen people were registered before the meeting and others have expressed inter number of students will be reached. Each person present received a comphin Key chain, containing the information presented during the evening. Before they left the premises, people were offered pizza and soft drinks. By Mirella Santillo form the British Commonwealth, The Bahamas included Commonwealth Days cel public schools of the country. At Abaco Central High School it was celebrated during a special assembly mod erated by two students, Olujimi Scott and Gina Raymondville. The dynamic Manag er of the Training & Education Department at the Ministry of Tourism, Lionel Elliott had been invited as keynote speaker. The assembly started with a parade of that day: Saint Lucia, Nigeria, Jamaica, Guyana and of course, The Bahamas. As moderator gave a brief synopsis of the particularities of each country. The theme proposed by Queen Eliza beth II this year was Opportunity though Enterprise, a theme that was upheld in the remarks of Principal Ricardo Ferguson, of the Island Senior Administrator Preston Cunningham and of the guest speaker, Lio nel Elliott. This years theme, said the Queen, is a celebration of our achievements, par ticularly those that may seem challenging, daunting or even impossible, which have helped to build strength, resilience and pride in our young people, in our commu nities and in our nations. She advocated team work and urged to strive together to create a better future In his remarks, the principal chal lenged the students to decide for them selves what they wanted to do and to grab the opportunities that were presently of fered to them. As he took the microphone, Admin istrator Cunningham communicated his appreciation of the way the school band played, demanding an encore. He went on saying that in the worlds present economic stated that each country of the Common wealth had the capacity to develop its full economic potential. Laws and rules that have undermined our potential for growth will be re-evaluated as we reach our forti eth year of independence, he mentioned, adding that the individual skills of all the students were needed by the country. Mr. Elliott, not only a government employee but also an entrepreneur, started his remarks by stating that he made more money through business enterprises than he ever made working for the government. After giving a brief summary of the history of the Commonwealth, he urged the students to use their imagination with the help of modern technology afforded by comput ers and the internet to create products and services that people can use on the other side of the world. In his outgoing and lively ways, he monopolized the attention of the students, asking them to keep learning, to seek in formation and to grasp help in any areas of their lives. Inviting two groups of students to perform a game, he had them demon Understand that great opportunities through enterprise lie inside of you. he concluded. The celebration was not only geared to speeches: there was music performed by the school band, dances to the music of old Bahamian tunes by a group of six girls and poem reading by Yasmin Glinton. guests and students dispersed on the school grounds to mingle and visit the displays of several local entrepreneurs. By Canishka Alexander Fully engaged in an animation class with Jason Evans, animator extraordinaire, emy are working on creating a Public Service Announcement to be completed for their upcoming graduation. Last month, Evans explained that the students are learning a bit about writing and developing a story to form a script, and they also recorded the voices for the characters in their story. product would look like, Evans showed them an animated video about The Girl Who Faked the Tummy Ache and another one that was created for Reliable Tours & Travel Company about a Troll who lived under the toll bridge at Paradise Island. In the latter video, there was an orga nization that allowed buses to pick up their workers, so they didnt have to drive to work, but it was cutting out business for the tour bus companies namely Reliable Tours. The animated video was able to address a sensitive issue in a light-hearted manner. Evans also pointed out that the message in each video was conveyed in only two to three minutes. Each week, Evans meets with the students at Horizons Academy for one hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays. He can be contacted at Island Waves Community By Canishka Alexander Excellence for AllYes, We Say So! was the theme expressed at the Sup port Staff Appreciation Ceremony held on tive goal with all schools situated within the Department of Educations Abaco school district. Numerous clerical staff and facility managers gathered at St. Andrews Meth odist Hall for the ceremony. After Educa eryone to introduce themselves, Freddie McIntosh, groundsman for the S.C. Bootle High School and Coopers Town Primary School, was introduced as the moderator. McIntosh shared the words of Psalm 8 with his colleagues as the program pro gressed. During his welcoming remarks, Colin Curry, maintenance worker at Abaco Central High School, told his colleagues that it was great to work among them. Meanwhile, Dr. Lenora Black, district superintendent of the Dept. of Education, expressed her distinct honour in serving among such a wonderful group Book of Nehemiah, and talked about how he was seen as a builder in his day. His work was done with such speed, precision She recognized that work was accom plished in Nehemiahs day because people had a mind to work. I feel good about this gathering here today, Dr. Black said, as she commended the support staff for their professionalism. You set the tone of excellence, and so I Please see Appreciation Page 7

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In addition, they have also promised to replace a broken microwave and obtain a new refrigerator for the school kitchen so that the children can make use of them at lunchtime. en-GBRon-Paul Cabinets Plusen-GBVisit our Showroom Located en-GB Opposite the old Lowes Pharmacyen-GBOwners: Ronnie & Pauline Robertsen-GBPhone: (242) 367-0546 en-GBen-GBTwin Reg Mattress & en-GB Box Spring en-GB$290..SALE en-GB$265en-GB Full Reg Mattress &en-GB Box Spring en-GB$360..SALE en-GB$335en-GB Queen Reg Mattress &en-GB Box Spring en-GB$400..SALEen-GB $370en-GB Queen Orthopedic Mattress &en-GB en-GB Box Spring en-GB$465..SALE en-GB$430en-GB King Orthopedic Mattress & en-GB Box Spring en-GB$680..SALE en-GB$640en-GB Serta Queen Pillow Top en-GB Mattress en-GB$440..SALE en-GB$410en-GB Full Memory Foamen-GB Mattress en-GB$620..SALE en-GB$450 en-GBGEen-GB Adirondack Chairs with Ottoman $275 SALE PRICE $230 en-GBTwin Over Twin Wooden Bunk Bed Onlyen-GB $675.. SALE PRICE $525 en-GBTwin Over Twin Metal Bunk Bed Onlyen-GB $575.. SALE PRICE $400 en-GBTwin over Full Metal Bunk Bed Onlyen-GB $675.. SALE PRICE $500 en-GBCarpet &en-GB Padding Display Kitchen Cabinets Call: 242-365-4695 or Voip: 561-207-7212 E-Mail: info@greenturtlerealestate.comwww.greenturtlerealestate.com applaud you today. We value you as service givers not only to the students, and the staff, but to the community at large, she continued. It is a privilege to serve; and it takes a special brand of individuals to serve the public. Dr. Black said that the support staff was also there that day to learn about the rules and regulations or code of conduct for the public service sector; their job de scriptions; and to solidify and strengthen the bond among facility managers. Together we make public service what it is. Greetings were extended by Admin istrator Gregory Knowles, who said that when you can recognize and appreciate people it is indeed the most important thing that can be done. Toward the afternoon session, support staff members were asked to partici pate in an ice breaker led by Starlene Prenelus of the Dept. of Education, who asked them to sing Smile a While. She then shared some amusing jokes with them. Marjorie McIntosh of S.C. Bootle sang: May the Work Youve Done Speak for You. Tracey Simmons from the Adminis Matters. She began by telling a story about a woman working at a walk-in clinic, who had to ensure that the place was well kept. Every time she would read the comments on the survey board, she was pleased to see that the Housekeeping Department always To everyones surprise, Simmons re vealed that it was her story. Standing before them, Simmons said she was familiar with what they experience Appreciation From Page 6 Michelle Lowe, Principal of Cherokee All-Age Elementary, School received Cherokee All-Age School on Saturday, by Marsh Harbours Mason Lodge mem bers. The school had recently gotten new chairs from Government and once the Masons of Marsh Harbours Carleton Lodge were aware the school also needed new desks, they set about asking for donations and raising the necessary funds. They ordered the desks, had them shipped, assembled and delivered them with a representative group of their membership and set them up in the two-room school house. Ms. Lowe was on hand to receive their kind donation and thanked the Lodge Members personally. With the surplus funds raised, the Masons have also committed to rebuild ing a dividing wall with a door between the two classrooms, that is in pretty bad as support staff. She said that there are always opportunities to pull from the workplace, and to take ideas from other places to make your work environment better. Simmons went on to talk about Stan dard Operating Procedures then outlined guidelines for local and central govern ment in the workplace according to the cuts, abuse of vacation leave, signing in were among the items mentioned. Dorsett. By Samantha Evans Sports day at Long Bay School is always competitive and this year was no exception. The four houses at the school were combined to make two teams with Red and Green teaming up and Blue and Yellow teaming up. At the end of a great athletic season, the top teams and athletes were named. The top team was red and green Lightbourne and the top female athlete for was Marcus Davis and the top female ath lete for the same grade level was Daphny DHaiti. The top male athlete for grades female athlete for the same grade level was Tanisha Gelin. lete for the same grade level was Kadisha Bain. The top male athlete for the primary school was Tyriq Lightbourne and the top By Samantha Evans Long Bay School went on work experience Central Abaco to learn more about their chosen career. The program is designed to enhance learning for these students while giving them an opportunity to explore their career options. This is the schools sixteenth annual work experience for which they are very proud. From this program, students have been helped in their effectiveness and ef and increasing their motivation level. Ad ditionally, this experience has contrib uted to towards their improved academic achievement. The schools principal, Jacqueline Collie, is appreciative to all business plac es that accommodated their students over the work-experience week. female athlete for the primary school was Daphny DHaiti. The top male athlete for the high school was Ozeke Swain and the top female athlete for the high school was Khadisha Bain. The most outstanding athlete was Ozeke Swain.

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2013 Every Child Counts is a school in Marsh Harbour, Abaco, for children with special needs. It started more than ten years ago in the corner of a library at St. Francis de sales School and now has a cur Each weekday children come by foot, car, or ferry from as far away as Green Turtle Cay. Sometimes they come with moms, dads, relatives or friend, and some times they come alone to learn, to study, and to socialize all with the hope of becoming a productive member of society. This school is unique and one of a kind. It is the only school for children with special needs in Abaco and one of only a few in all of The Bahamas, a country of A unique school It receives no government money except for one teacher's salary per year, has no accumulated bank account, and charges little, and sometimes no, tuition. Yet, miracles happen here quietly and slowly. The potential of these students is unknown when they enter the school. Many cannot conform to ordinary measurements like tests, reading ability, or verbal skills. The evaluation process can take weeks or months. How to reach out to them is the beginning challenge that can keep their teachers up at night. Not everyone actually believes that every child counts, but they do here. It is the reason for the existence of the school. Children are not selected for admittance; they just come, many after years of strug gle and failure. Many times, they are brought by friends and family who will see the spark of potential that a trained teacher can capitalize on to allow a child to become part of the group. Impossible is not a term used here Above: the campus of Every Child Counts School in Marsh Harbour. whether it is making payroll, getting ma terials, or teaching a child, creatively approaching a problem from another angle, and a bit of luck ensures success. In the coming weeks, I want to tell you how this school became a part of the Abaco Community.Clean up illegal dumping siteThe Weekly Farm Program students from Every Child Counts spent their morning cleaning up an illegal dumping site adjacent to Emerald Organics allotment in the Cherokee growing pile that took a twenty foot trailer to remove to the Causarina dump. Those involved in the program found it disheartening to see the trash on the verges of the high way in this area. They felt that Abaconians in general seemingly do not care about their alone to clean up the island it is every person's. By Canishka Alexander Modern Languages Week was en ergetically celebrated by the students of S.C. Bootle High School under the theme: Many Languages, One Voice. During the assembly, students spoke foreign lan guages through poetry and other means of communication. According to Principal Huel Moss, Modern Languages Week boosted stuforeign languages. A prayer was recited in Spanish, Creole and English, and the Scripture lesson was read in Spanish and English. Students sang songs in Spanish, Creole and English as well. An introduction to each represented country was given in Spanish, and the at tire was also described. Students listened to a speech on the importance of foreign languages in todays world, and how im perative it is for students to pursue another language other than their own at a tertiary level. Moss observed an increased curiosity among the students regarding Modern Languages Week and why it is celebrated. After the assembly, he gave remarks and congratulated the students that participated in such a meaningful event. He was im in Spanish. The celebration of Modern Languag es Week continued throughout the week in classes using various activities based on language learning designed to increase stuin the Spanish language, and also to in crease cultural awareness. Moss concluded that Modern Lan guages Week was an inspiring week in which students gained a stronger desire to learn more foreign languages and make it applicable in their daily lives.

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Hilltop lot with starter cottage, harbour and ocean views $198,000 LEISURE LEE Canal lot cleared/seawalled $125,000 Interior home lots $30,000 Artist Highlight By Jennifer Hudson I had a new and very illuminating ex perience recently; I made a visit to Stephen Russells Cosmic Wave Tattooing and Body Piercing Studio to learn more about this highly skilled art form. Many people still think of tattoos as being crude crosses or anchors or names tattooed on the bod ies of sailors but this art form has gained in popularity recently and now adorns the bodies of people from all walks of life, many of whom one may be surprised to Tattooing has been around from Neotoos were sported more among the criminal popularity spread among the upper classes in Europe. During the later decades of the became a popular social practice worldwide with even some members of royalty and Sir Winston Churchill having tattoos. The traditional, popular designs of heavy metal and motorbike gang culture were replaced by more modern designs based on Celtic, Indian and Asian themes Whereas tattooing was somewhat taboo more accepted art form today and a form of self-expression, stated Mr. Russell. to sign for him to get one. He had been years when he and his friends would buy a bottle of Indian ink and tattoo each other with pinpricks. From an early age he had loved drawing, with charcoal and graphite being his favourite medium, and this is what led him into the pursuit of tattooing as an art form. in Florida and saw what they had to offer I went crazy. A place called The Tattoo Parlour opened up my world, stated Mr. Russell. They saw my talent and interest and showed me how to tattoo. I came back to The Bahamas and applied for a license just as one would for a medical practice license. A tattoo parlour must be meticu lously run and health inspectors visit often and scrutinize the place thoroughly. it was very popular. A lot of people are interested in this medium and even now the numbers are often overwhelming, he states. He opened his present shop in the Simmons Plaza behind the Snack Shack in experience in the art. He is reputed to be the best tattoo artist in The Bahamas and Abacos only licensed tattoo artist. All or ganic pigments are used so that nothing is maculate and he is meticulous about the cleanliness and safety of his operation. He states that clients need have no worries as to infection as tattooing is per fectly safe if done professionally. The HIV virus is very uncommon in tattooing and the most common virus to be concerned about is the hepatitis A virus but all of his equipment is thoroughly sterilized in an autoclave and every needle is disposed of after each use. As long as people are scrupulous in their aftercare there will be no concerns. The aftercare is very important so that the healing process can take place, stresses Mr. Russell. Following the tattooing pro cess, the colour-work is covered with a bandage for three hours after which the client cleans the area with water and soap and covers it with antibiotic cream for one week. peel off and good healing will take place within two weeks with complete healing within three to four months. Body pierc ing takes longer to heal and can take up to a year, he says. Having never observed any tattoo work up close I was absolutely amazed at the intricacy of Mr. Russells art work. The detail and colouring is exquisite and he is very serious about his work as a true art form. subjects were much darker but today every colour is available and tattoos are far more detailed. Anything that can be drawn on canvas can be done by needle and tattooing has now been brought out of taboo and into the mainstream, he stated. There is a big difference between a tattooer and a tattoo artist, declares Mr. Russell. A tattoo artist must be really ar tistically inclined. In order to create his masterpieces Mr. Russell uses one of two methods; either with a stenciled outline or freehand. His tattooing guns work at a a minute. When asked about the pain involved Mr. Russell replied that; Pain varies ac cording to the location of the tattoo. The stomach and back of calf muscle are normally the most sensitive but this varies on individuals. Women have a much greater threshold for pain and can withstand be ing worked on for 7 to 8 hours at a time whereas men can normally only withstand Please see Tattoo Page 14

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2013 By Mirella Santillo Top-of-the-line Italian wines and imported cheeses were the treats offered to the benefactors who attended the Every Child Counts Wine and Cheese fund raising party The function coordinated by a parent, Caroline Sawyer, was organized by Chef Michael Howell who is now a consulting Chef who worked at the Green Turtle Club explained that the wines were imported di rectly from Europe and that the wines of fered at the party had just arrived that same day. The wines were displayed two bottles per table, accompanied by the cheeses that complimented them. Such famous wine as Brunello di Montalcino, a delicious red wine from Tuscany, Amarone another red, strong bodied wine from the Veneto region, Soave, a crisp, delicate white wine, also from Veneto and Greco di Tuffo, a more fruity white wine from Campania, were among the large selection of wines to be tasted. Nearly all the attendees were from Green Turtle Cay, second home owners or regular visitors to the island. As they with each other, enjoying the wines and the food until the showing of a video presenta tion that gave a history on how the school was founded and showed the students in their environment, participating in classes or therapy sessions. The presentation was narrated by the founder and administrator of the school, Lyn Major, and one of the teachers, Marsden Lawley. The children at ECC often have smiles on their faces while attending the school of happiness as Ms. Major calls it. The spirits of the children usually have over. When responding to their gifts, the whole experience becomes much more meaningful. stated Ms. Major in the pre sentation. There was a round of applause at the end of it. Now and again, people would sneak to the next room where the silent auction lots were displayed. The highest bid would allow someone to leave the event with a bag made with Androsia fabric or with a wonderful ceramic mask created by one of ECC students, Latonia Moss. The auction bidding ended after the video presentation and the lucky win ners were called to claim their lots. The schools administrator was very pleased with the funds raised that evening. All the food and wines were donated by the Green Turtle Cay Club, so all the proceeds went to the school. The wine tasting served two purposes: to help raise funds for ECC School, but also as a pro motion for the new wines which will be part of the wine list at the Club and sold on Green Turtle Cay at the Green Turtle Cay Clubs Marina Store. By Samantha Evans The Literacy Coordinator at Central Abaco Primary, Kayla Wallace, decided to engage the students in reading with a week of activities during Literacy Week. The students have been exposed to many read ing challenges before at the school so as Literacy Coordinator she decided to build upon what had already been established at the school through the Guidance Depart ment. Once the idea was approved by the principal, she met with the teachers to in form them of the plans for the week. All of them were excited about this week of activ ities, especially since it would engage their students in the art of reading and writing. The students had two weeks to read books and write book reports. Not only did the students have a chance to participate, but each grade level got a chance to showcase the reading book they chose for the school year in the form of a bulletin board. Above: CAPS students parading down Don parade. Please see Literacy Page 12

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2013 By Canishka Alexander The month of April is observed as Child Protection Month in The Bahamas. However, every single day, the Department of Social Services welcomes the sup port of every community for the care of children. In a recent report by Minister of Social Services and Community Develop observed that child abuse is on the rise in reported. On Abaco, there is an urgent need for foster parents. Charlamae Fernander, assistant di rector for the Dept. of Social Services, said because there is no facility for placement of children who are in need of the govern ments care and protection, foster homes are a better alternative for Abaco residents because of the islands make up. One should know, though, that there is a difference between adoption and fos tering. Fernander explained that adoption own legal child or their heir. The adopter becomes the legal parent; the childs name is changed to the adopters; the biological parents no longer have any connection to the child; and the child becomes the full responsibility of the adopter as though they gave birth to the child, and they gain the same standing as any natural children of the family. Alternatively, fostering is when you are named the guardian of a child. Two types of fostering exist: informal and le gal. In the legal situation, the court orders that someone be named the guardian of the child. Although the person wishing to be the guardian can apply directly to the court, Social Services must deem the perably adjourns the matter and requests a social inquiry from Social Services along with a report with a recommendation. The can be handed down from the Magistrates Court or Supreme Court. The Magistrates Court has the power to grant care orders placing a child in the care of a guardian or foster parent. Foster parenting is further broken down into temporary and permanent cate gories. A temporary foster parent is some body who stands by to receive children and they can specify which age group, gender, how many children they can handle. They keep children on a temporary basis like over a weekend or up to a week or two weeks at a time while other arrangements are being made. Thats a person we will call in the middle of the night when the police call us and say we have a child wandering or a child being abused, and we need some place for the child to be, and we call up the approved temporary foster parent say can you take this child for us until tomorrow morning or for a week or so until we investigate this matter. Meanwhile, a permanent foster parent agrees to take the child until they are had temporary foster parents, who have become permanent foster parents because they housed some children and decided that them. Now thats very good for the chil dren maybe a little unfortunate for us in that we can no longer call on that person to house children temporarily, she said. To become a foster parent, there are be single or a couple. They can be male or female, but a determination must be made on the most appropriate setting to place a child. Of utmost importance are persons who have a clean police record not relating related incidences. Applicants must be in good health and free from any communicable diseases. Persons with no children are also eligible once they have a desire to follow advice and guidelines to aid them in caring for a child. Fernander added that those who do have children do not automatically qualify as a good parent because there are some why there is a need for Social Services. Additionally, persons making an ap plication to become foster parents are required to undergo a home study. This means that a social worker will carry out an investigation of the persons home cir cumstances. You dont have to have a palace on a hill; you just have to have room for that child in your home, Fernander remarked. We dont want to know the child is sleep with someone they should not be sleeping with. You have to have room for that child, and you have to have the means to care for that child. If the child is of an age where they require constant supervision, you have to have a plan for that if youre going to be a foster parent, so the child is not unsupervised when they need to be supervised. You have to like children and know how to look after children. The day-to-day requirements of the child are inclusive of school, medical at tention, food, shelter, and clothing. So what brings the Social Services Department to the point of needing foster parents? Fernander had a ready reply. Obvious situations that lead to the need for foster care are abuse and abandonment. Some parents just abandon their children, and go off to the United States in search of a better life, and leave the chil dren behind. Then there are odd situations where parents were involved in illegal operations and arrested while in transit with their chil dren. The children are housed temporarily until they can be returned to their coun try of origin. Sometimes there are parents who are deported, and their children end up being left behind. Then again, there are some parents with no support system who become ill and hospitalized, and have to rely on Social Services to step in to care for the children until the parents are able to assume responsibility for them. We really need to make an effort to recruit foster homes and have some foster said, because it may take a while for us to establish a childrens home here on Abaco. She said some social scientists argue that some foster homes are better than in stitutions because at least you have a home setting, and the children are more likely to receive individual attention. In the short term, she recognized that it is all that can be done because Social Services struggles children. Its a real challenge and would be a relief to us, and of course these children, if we have someplace we can readily go to if it becomes necessary or if short notice. Sadly, children are sent to homes in Nassau, Grand Bahama or Cat Island, and are separated from their communities nev er to return. Fernander was adamant that children should not be separated from their community unless their particular circum stance causes Social Services to determine that it is in their best interest. However, those cases are rare. By and large, it is better to keep them close to their communities; its less wrenching and distressing for the child, Fernander empathized. They have the opportunity to have interaction with their family members as long as they are not a danger to that child and do not disrupt the family home. And even though we live in a small community, foster homes are not easily recognizable because they function as regular family homes. The home wont carry a sign that says foster home, she pointed out. The beauty of foster care is that you are placed in a familys home, so youre just going to live with so and so. Plus we discour age foster parents from discussing a childs circumstances with anybody. We need to know that they are going to be discreet, protect the best interest of the child, and not publish the childs personal affairs. As she closed, Fernander also sug gested that people become volunteers for institutions like Every Child Counts, which The week began with an introduc tory assembly at the school on Tuesday Lead and Read at which time the students engaged in singing, dancing and reading. took place and all book reports were due to the coordinator. On Thursday, March speech competition held with grades four to six. The theme for the speech competition was Literacy the Ingredient for Suc in the speech competition which was very exciting and well done by the students. Finally, the Banner and Parade of Characters took place on Friday as the en tire school took to the streets to promote reading. They began the parade at the school then took a right on Forest Drive then left on Don Mackey Blvd. to the red light. Once at the light, they turned left onto Queen Elizabeth Drive then left onto the Port Road then right onto Forest Drive ending at the school. Dignitaries from various government Present was North Abaco Member of Par liament Renardo Curry, Dr. Lenora Black, Felemease Sawyer, Ruth Smith, Sandy Edwards, Jeremy Saunders and Superin tendent Noel Curry. The parade was a wonderful way to let the Central Abaco Community know that this school family is serious about improving their reading scores. Persons honked their horn and came out of their businesses to show their support.Literacy From Page 10

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April 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 By Jennifer Hudson The Anglican Church Mens group of the St. John the Baptist Church, Marsh Harbour, held its Spring Steakout church hall. The Steakout is traditionally held each year for Valentines weekend so but since the hall was already booked for another function on that date the following weekend had to be considered. was already in the season of Lent and Anglicans abstain from eating any red meat in Lent. Refreshment weekend is a weekend halfway through Lent when Anglicans are allowed a couple of days when they do not have to hold fast to Lenten rules therefore they were able to hold the Steakout on this As always, there were lines of people queuing up to buy their steak or chicken dinners as the Anglican Church stakeouts are very popular. The steaks, which are pre-seasoned by the special secret formula of the popular barbecuing trio known as The Three Musketeers, are reputed to be the best in town. Richard Gibbs, Assistant Secretary of sold and that with persons buying tickets on the day he hoped that that they would were ably and generously assisted by the Anglican Churchwomen. The money raised at each of these Steakouts is used towards the upkeep of the church and community outreach programmes. The roof of the Parish Church Hall is desperately in need of repair; the entire roof must be taken off and replaced so this year the proceeds will help to de fray these costs. Some of the money raised is also used each year to assist the Anglican Churchmen to attend their Northern regional conference. This year the confer ence will be held in April on Grand Bahama and six members will be attending. The ACM holds two steakouts per year, the other being during the October Discov ery Day weekend. The following day was observed by Anglicans all over the world as Mothering Sunday. A service was held in the church honour their mothers. Prior to the service the young people marched from Standard Hardware to the church and following the service refreshments and games were held in the church hall. out. By Mirella Santillo The Bahamas will celebrate forty year. In anticipation of many celebrations that will precede the anniversary festivi ties, the pastors of Friendship Tabernacle decided to acknowledge the education personnel of Abaco, many of them with that many years in the profession. Also recog nized were retired teachers and teachers having recently joined the Department of Education, as well as principals and ad ministrative staff. They had been invited to a very well attended three-hour service held at Friendship Tabernacle on March Among the guests were Administra tor Preston Cunningham, Administrator Joshua Smith and District of Education Superintendent, Dr. Lenora Black as well as and Felamese Sawyer. Many schools were represented. Teachers from SC Bootle High School, teachers and the Principals from Abaco Central High School and St Francis de Sales, respectively Ricardo Ferguson and Josephine Kumar, the Principal from Treasure Cay Primary School, Myrtis Russell, teachers from Central Abaco Primary, as well as the local representative of the College of The Bahamas, Dr. Chervon Morley and many more, were present. It was a powerful function during which Dr. Black praised her teachers and her immediate administrative staff that she describes as the wind beneath her wings, and announced the promotion of several superintendents had been given technical supporting staff in the person of a D E O. Leslie Rolle had been chosen for Abaco. Another promotion rewarded Felamese Sawyer who has become a Senior Educa Sandra Edwards and Eunice Mills and Nicole Campbell. She thanked Pastor Mills for his kindness towards the educational body, saying that a church was a rightful place for being acknowledged, since teach ing was a sacred calling. She elaborated on the role of teachers which is constantly changing, admonishing them to serve as role models and to be part of the group that makes things happen, not the one who wish for them to happen, nor the one who watch them happen. Dr. Black received a standing ovation and was imme diately handed a recognition plaque and a clock from Pastor Mills. He too reiterated that teaching was a special calling, placed in teachers heart by God. He said it was the fourth time the church was having this kind of celebration. He then called the teachers and Principals one by one to hand them a plaque, com memorating the event. Teachers belonging to the congregation received a special pin. The service continued with Pastors Mills sermon. Before the congregation retired to partake in a mouthwatering lunch, there was a fabulous rendition of a Gospel song by the male teaching staff of St Francis de Sales Catholic School. They, too, received a standing ovation with a special appreciation from the Friendship Tabernacles female Praise Choir who had performed at the beginning of the service. Among the retired teachers recognized, were Candace Key, Austin Mills, Eva Adderley, Leslie Rolle and Eunice Mills; among the active teachers were Shamalee Sands, Charles Poitier, Rosamae Davis, Myrtis Russell, Vogel Williams, Kayla Wallace, Louise Morley and Pastor Mills two sisters. en-GBDr. Arthur Clarke: en-GB Apr 26th en-GB Dr. Carnille Farquharson;en-GB Family Medicineen-GB Apr 3rd, 10th 17th & 24then-GB Dr. Winston Forbes;en-GB Cardiology/Internal Medicineen-GB Call for datesen-GB Dr. F. 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Asking Price $435,000 Mike Lightbourn, a long-time friend of Mr. Russell, has several large tattoos on his body of which he is very proud. He said that his artistic side got him attracted toos are of a Japanese theme and portray a in a Japanese traditional sleeve and is inYou quickly forget the pain and your reward is the beautiful piece of art work which will be with you forever, he says proudly. My main goal is to open up the eyes of local people and to get them to accept tattooing for the art form it is, stated Mr. Russell. I would like clients not to be so limited in the art form subject matter they request. ity. Mr. Russells clients are normally beno upper age limit at which one can receive a tattoo. The oldest clients Mr. Russell has on Man-O-War Cay and wanted a man-ofwar bird tattooed onto their arm as a sou venir of their visit. They were so happy and told me that getting a tattoo had been on their bucket list, he said. Mr. Russell is trying to get people to take tattooing more seriously and also to step outside the box regarding subject mat ter. The one thing he will not do, however is repair an amateur tattoo which has been done poorly or gone wrong at someone elses hands. Mr. Russells Cosmic Wave Tat tooing and Body Piercing Studio is open appointments are requested. On Saturdays he accepts walk-ins and does mainly body Tattoo From Page 9 Insights for Why am I so frustrated!Submitted by Whitney Bain Have you ever taken the time to ob serve the world around you? The people you work with, the members of your church or organization, the families that live in your neighborhood, yourself? If you have done so, take a few moments to Recently, I have taken time to observe the world around me. I have always been an observer but this time was a bit different. I have looked at myself, my family, my church, the organizations that I am con nected to, my neighbours and friends near and far. Based on those observations I have come to a conclusion; that there appears to be an uneasy and rising level of frustration apparent in these persons lives. Moreover, many recent conversations with friends of mine revealed that my disenchantment, disillusionment and frus tration. Some of them have jobs that pay in business for more than a decade, some young and vibrant with multiple talents and some who have experienced hard times. After the conversations, I was slight ly upset with myself that I listened and ob served the way I did, for these encounters left me feeling less than my bubbly self and I was feeling the pain of their mental anguish. From the businessman who seems to have it all, to the person who is hustling from day to day, why is there such a high level of frustration in our society? Further more, what is responsible for the recent increase of suicides in our society? Some of you may very well be thinking, What! Suicide in our society? Thats only seen on the television or happens elsewhere, but not in our society! The truth is, suicide is here! And it has brought along with it many other incapacitating perspectives which work to push persons to a place of frustration and sometimes the unthinkable. A friend of mine walked toward me the other day, and as he did I noticed that he was limping. Naturally, I asked him why he was limping and he mentioned that the change in his gait was due to a recurring pain in his hip joint. I began to question him about his daily sugar intake, and he confessed that he likes sweets and in the past he never drank an appreciable amount of water but rather enjoyed sodas and other He says that now he makes an effort to drink more water but feels that his past indulgence has contributed to what he now suffers. Could my friends condition hold the key to the reason behind the frustration evident in the lives of so many? Years ago and many acquired wealth without working for it. They feasted on a diet of illegal exchanges, political cronyism, nepotism and fronting for shell companies and bogus businesses. People had gotten accustomed to getting things easily, resulting in the majority of society adopting a mindset that getting things easily was the norm, as opposed to working hard for ones accom plishments. And so the microwave generation was born. Bubbles of false expectations were created and the bedrock of our soci etal norms came under attack. Sadly, im moral, unethical practices were accepted as long as they brought in money and contributed to the facades that were now the new normal. As a society, many of our current frustrations are as a direct result of our past habits and actions. Just as my friend who gorged himself on junk food in his younger days, doing irreparable damage to himself now hopes to live a wholesome life, so our society is now experiencing the effects of indulging in a way of life that was poisonous and self-destructive years before and now face the consequences of those actions. Since we cant seem to get things as quickly and as easily as we did in extremely frustrated. But what did those bygone eras teach us: You dont have to work hard; just set up a deal, know the what you need. Many of those traits are still with us and as time removes the old established purveyors of nepotism and cro having to provide legitimate labour for compensation. Many cant give it and feel entitled because of who they knew or how their politics are aligned. Our past actions have sown unproductive seeds that now show themselves in the level of frustration we experience. How does all of this relate to our chil dren? What are we teaching them? For the work ethic and unrealistic view of life of many have attached itself to the DNA of their offspring in this current generation. Because many of us adopted a thinking of entitlement and basked in practices that were not sound, our children in turn share similar perspectives. Currently many of our young people feel entitled to a bet ter life. They want it now and view the notion of hard work or sound work ethic as a foreign concept that does not apply to them. They dont feel that they should study hard in school or learn what it takes to be successful in society. In their minds they should get the best and have the best without any personal investment, time or energy. We owe it to them to teach them what reality really is, otherwise the cycle the next generation and bring a degradation that crumbles all that we have worked so hard to construct. The following quote is attributed to President Barack Obama, On every front there are clear answers out there that can make this country stronger, but we're going to break through the fear and the frus tration people are feeling. Our job is to make sure that even as we make progress, that we are also giving people a sense of hope and vision for the future. Too many in our country are disenchanted and look to others to save them. We need to take responsibility for ourselves and march towards a brighter tomorrow using but not solely dependent on the strength of each other to get there. All of us have been tainted by the eftime to move from under that spell. Our country is stagnant and blind; limping along when it should be marching vigorously. We are operating at levels that are less than what our full potential can pro duce. We are in need of a galvanizing goal to awaken us to industry and drag us from the dregs of laziness and subsequent frustration. We can become productive again. We can make positive and lasting impacts on the next generation. Our children are depending on us to show them a better way.

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2013 en-GBNOTICE 43RD ANNUALABACO ANGLERSFISHING TOURNAMENT April 18 27th, 2013 Entry Fees: Adults $85.00 Juniors $40.00 (Includes Banquet dinner) Dates/Times: Begins Thursday April 18th 7:00am Ends Saturday April 27th (Lines in by 12:00 noon) Weigh Stations: Lighthouse Marina, Hope Town Petes Pub, Little Harbour (More Stations T.B.A) Banquet & Awards: Saturday April 27th 6:00pm Hope Town Inn & Marina Rae: Donations from area merchants Trophies by Pete Johnston, Little HarbourFor more information & Entry Forms contact Lighthouse Marina 366-0154 Email: lighthouse@abacoinet.com or Hope Town Inn & Marina 366-0003FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!! Change Ministries By Samantha Evans Change Ministries International is one of those community-minded churches that has always done its part to give back to the community. They have been donat ing lunch to school programs for numerous they resumed the lunch program at Central Abaco Primary School. This school is one that needs lots of lunch assistance as the population of this school is rather large and many of the stu dents come from low income families. This school has been blessed with numerous Good Samaritans who give of their time to not only prepare a hot meal for students but to distribute them as well. On Monday, two faithful followers of the church distributed lunch to the students Samantha V. Evans. They also provided the students with a cold drink and a fruit snack. Those recipients of this meal were most appreciative for it because they would have gone hungry during that time. It is hoped that the church will con tinue to donate lunch until the closure of school this June. The lunch assistance was Carmen Cornish. Epworth Chapel in Cherokee Sound will present for the publics entertainment Marsh Harbour. duets and groups will be performing for the audience. There will be no entry charge, however, a free-will donation will be col lected and light refreshments will also be sold during the evenings intermission. Major repairs are required at the church in Cherokee and the members are attempting to raise the needed funds through donations and Fund Raisers and the kind generosity of family and friends. This building is an historical landmark and its members are trying to preserve it for future generations of Bahamians and need some help from the general public in order to get the job done. Abaco has many talented persons, but some of them have never been seen or heard in a public setting before, but Epworth promises you will enjoy this evening of musical selections which they have put together and encourage you to come out and join them. The Cedar Harbour Homecoming committee extends an invitation to the general public to be a part of their annual homecoming festivities. The festivities are scheduled to begin on Thursday, March 28 This years events include a night of things Bahamian, a gospel night, church service and the annual night of talent. A surprise Bahamian artist will be in the house to perform on Saturday night. The church service will be held at the evening a night of gospel will hit the home coming park as local choirs and groups gathered for an ole fashion Bahamian gospel concert at 7pm. These gospel groups included The New Direction and more. A family fun day will conclude the residents of Cedar Harbour from near and far to return home for the festivities. The homecoming provides a special time of fellowshipping, strengthening of existing friendships and creation of new ones. Sids Food StoreGroceries Toiletries SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Frozen Meat Dry and Canned Goods Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 Seniors ace By Canishka Alexander Within a week of the Junior Math and Science Competition being held, it was soon time for the senior high school stu dents to showcase their academic skills for gave welcoming remarks, and introduced a science and math consultant who would He then called on Dr. Lenora Black, district superintendent of the Dept. of Education, to address the audience. Recalling the previous competition, Dr. Black said that the junior students were impressive, and she was excited that they would all soar to heights unknown this year. I am looking forward to results nev er experienced before, she expressed. She also commended the teachers for adequately examining and teaching the cur riculum to the students. Beyond preparing them for upcoming national exit exams, Dr. Black said that the teachers were edu cating the students as the future of our nation and of the world by preparing them for life. Turning their attention to the compe onds to submit their answers. In Level 2, the excitement was reserved for the speed round. According to Rolle, the speed round is a great determining factor for who will win the competition. Many of the schools to switch on the colorful light bulbs next to them, and submit correct answers for the Level 2 questions. By the end of the competition, there place winners. with Rosemika Charles; Ashley Murray; Andquone Burrows, Savannah Cooper and Toni Knowles. Abaco Central High School placed second with Payton Stubbs; Olyju mi Scott; Jessica Pierre; Conrad Cornish and Kirkland McIntosh. Agape Christian School took third with Jaron Cornish; Michael Abury; Christopher Sawyer; Barry Bostwick; and Lotadus Edgecombe. Also participating were St. Francis de Sales School students: Monet Brown; Abidemi Simon; Jake Consulta; Antonia Nottage; and Rahede Smith; and Forest Heights Academy students: James Boyce, Tristan Albury and Jesse Sims. in Nassau By Canishka Alexander Under the theme: "Progressing To National Agricultural, Agri-Business and Marine Resources held their Annual Expo at the Gladstone Road Agricultural Center Principal Huel Moss explained that S. C. Bootle High School was represented in two capacities. Firstly, Faith Gulliver, Agriculture Teacher, took two students, Loveline Florestal and Teshawn Curry, to observe animal and plant displays to reinforce what is being taught in their program. Conversely, Chavonne Reid, Con sumer Science teacher, took Nicole Rolle and Vanessa Jean to participate in the se nior and junior culinary competitions with students from across the country, which called for them to prepare complete meals using locally produced products. Nicole placed second in the senior di vision. She prepared Fishermans Delight, Coopers Town Special and Sauted Bok Choy. In the junior division, Vanessa also placed second by preparing White Coconut Pork, Abaco Mash and Stewed Vegetables. Moss said: Congratulations young ladies and congratulations S. C. Bootle High School. You make all of Abaco proud.

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April 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 Ruth Walden Chaffee King Ruth Walden Chaee King was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away, peacefully, on Monday, February 18th, 2013 at Exeter Hospital in Exeter, NH. Born in Arlington, MA. on September 6th, 1920, she was the daughter of the late, Raymond Osgood Chaee and Ruth Morgan. After graduating from Bradford College, she took art classes in Boston, fueling a lifelong passion for painting and the Arts. She met her husband Sta, on a blind double date with her beloved sister, Arlie, and soon began an adventurous life, living for many years in Concord, MA, Wolfeboro and Freedom, NH, with seasonal homes in Bahamas and Nova Scotia, gifting her family and many friends with a tapestry of beautiful memories. Truly a gracious lady, it is rare to nd a person who knew Ruth and was not touched by her kind and gentle spirit. Ruth was pre deceased by her husband, Staord J. King Jr., her son, Randall Randy Clark, her brother, Morgan Chaee and sisters, Arlene Faye and Erdene Smith. Survivors include, her ve children, Staord J. King III (Anne) of S. Windsor, CT., David C. King (Dorothy White) of Yarmouth, ME., Stephen W. King of Bangkok, Thailand, Benjamin S. King (Andrea Burzon) of Durham, NH, and Martha M. Fitzgerald (David) of Bolton, MA.; nine grandchildren, Brittany (Dave), Morgan, James (MaryChristan), Leigh, Alex, Sam, Andrew, Maxwell, and Emmett; 5 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Following a private burial service at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, MA., family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of her life on April 8th, 2013 at The Colonial Inn, Concord, MA. Brewitt Funeral Home, Exeter, NH is handling arrangements. To sign the on line guest book, please visit www.brewittfuneralhome.com William AlvinThorndycraft25 December 1938 9 April 2010Deeply loved and missed by his wife and family Hundreds of students, parents, friends and family enjoyed a beautiful af ternoon of fun activities and delicious food at the Annual Agape Christian School Fair The annual event, which raises money to support the school, was well attended and featured numerous games involving tossing bean-bags, hunting for treasure, thoroughly enjoyed by the children. There was also the ever popular dunking booth, where kids got a shot and dunking their teachers, as well as the chil drens favorite bouncing castle which was almost always full. Children enjoyed having their faces book heroes while the White Elephant stall Easy target. Above: Agape Principal Cecile Albury in the dunking booth. was as usual quite a success with a variety of items used and new to entice young and old to buy. The assortment of food provided something for every appetite. From conch fritters and conch salad to Mrs. Margarets were also tables full of goodies like brown ies, cakes and cookies. As a bonus there were freshly made scones and fried Oreos as well making sure there was something to choose for everyone. As part of their fundraising the school also sold dinner tickets as they usually do. On this years menu was steak with baked potato and corn. The day was packed full of fun and children and parents alike enjoyed a day of activity while supporting the school. Agapes Fair featured many games for children to try their hand at. Above: a young boy catapulting a bean bag. ing the Cays and and the Government Complex during the next to last week of March. By Samantha Evans On Friday, March 22, the Take the Lead and Read Closing out Assembly and Awards Ceremony was held at the school Take the Lead and Read which was writ ten by Kayla Wallace and the rap version written by Melvina Black. Rodney Smith, Principal, stated that the school record shows that most of their students are reading at grade level and in some instances above grade level which is excellent. Each grade level depicted scenes from their literature book for the entire school which was fun and educational. Grade Fours Book is Charlottes Web, Grade Fives book is Black Beauty and Grade Sixs book is Animal Farm. The lower primary selected a book for Literacy Week which was depicted in their banner. The book for Pre-school was Big Bear, Grade One Chicka Chicka Bom Bom, Grade Two The Hungry Caterpillar, and Grade Three Little Red Hen. All banners were excellent but the winner of the Banner Competition was Grade level that won the Read-A-thon, for reading the most books, was Grade Five having read 727 books. In second place was Grade Two who books was Denise Decius of Grade Five The persons to read the most books by Grade level were: Pre-school Brennae Wright, Grade Two Faith Francis: 26 books, Grade Three: Trevon Mills-Rolle: books. The winners of the speech competi tion were: Kaitlyn Francis-Grade four, Angelique Palmer-Grade Five and Tanae Roberts-Grade Six. The students received various awards including trophies, gift The ceremony ended with a skit written by Leroy Thompson which showed the students what could happen if they do not know how to read.

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She attended Florida Air Academy as an elev enth and twelfth grade student, and is the daughter of Robert and Sophia Miller of Abaco. Although Zinnia stated that she has not yet won any medals as a student-ath lete, the training she undergoes is quite competitive, and her university is at the Nevertheless, this personable young woman is proud about placing among the selves multi-event specialists. Amazingly, she participates in seven events and specializes in high jump and to where this season and her dedication to training will take her as she completes her indoor events and settles into outdoor season. in pentathlon at Big Ten Championships, where she scored a team-leading and col sixth all-time at Iowa. Zinnia also posted a high jump of place second at the New Years Classic meet. She has also been acknowledged for her outstanding accomplishments in meters. At Florida Air Academy, she com peted in basketball, volleyball and soccer. Zinnia said that Florida Air Academy pre pared her well for college life, adulthood and becoming independent. She decided to attend the University of Iowa after a college visit because it has a great envi ronment. She said the environment is friendly, and although she has never met any Ba hamian students on campus, there are a number of students from the Caribbean she hangs with. The most challenging as pect of college life as a student-athlete has been balancing athletics with school, ris ing above adversity, and working through the frustration that comes from being in jured. Being a normal student is already tough, and then theres practice, so some times sleep has to suffer, she said. is no walk in the park. As she explained, leisure studies is a broad topic, so she can venture into sports management or athlet ic training. Overall, she would like to use sports to help people whether they are children, middle age or elderly with dis abilities like cerebral palsy for example. sports that are therapeutic, but will help them to get better and have fun. Zinnia said that there is also an emo tional component of treatment that goes beyond addressing the disorder because some cases, people have surgeries and have things taken away and their left to live a life that is not like it was before. Sometimes you can't avoid the fact that theres going to be a change in life, but you have to try to make them feel as though theyre someone special not to be a softhearted person and show pity be cause sometimes that messes up with them as well because you feel sorry for them, so you let your emotions take over, Zin nia cautioned. You have to have more of a stronger heart in the situation, but also think with both your heart and your mind. Nevertheless, in her own life she is able to seek motivation from her belief in God, her parents, her friends at school and at home, and an overall great support system of people who are close to her. She shared: Prayer is the only thing that helps me to survive. God is who brought me here; it is all through Gods power, and He has a plan for me. Speaking of plans, her short-term goals include scoring more points for her school team to show just how tough she is, and that she can be one of the best. So far, her practices have been going well, so when competition comes around, she will be well-prepared to perform at her best. Zinnia also plans to stay in Iowa until Au I want to show my parents that they raised a good daughter and make them proud, she added. She encouraged others like herself are lonely days, but said He is going to show up when you least expect. You still have to do your part, stay focused with your books and studying, and as a student-athlete give your all in practice and competition because its go ing to pay off eventually. SportsOut in front. Above: Zinnia Miller at the relay. The event took place during the in-

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