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Title: Abaconian
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Publisher: Bradley Albury
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 05-01-2013
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May 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 9 MAY 1st, 2013 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID WEST PALM BCH FL Permit NO 4595 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service Requested Fishing tournaments occupy anglers, boost economy MPs tour Cays South Abaco bids farewell to administrator By Jennifer Hudson Please see Admin Page 5 Above: (left to right) South Abaco Chief Councilor Stanley White, Senior Island Admin. Preston Cunningham, and former South Abaco Admin. Joshua Smith at Mr. Smiths farewell party. Fish on! Tournament season is here and anxious anglers have been catching more than sunburns. Clockwise from top left hand corner: Pandemonium the na Cay leg; Ashley Knowles and Sid Roberts the top an glers in the 43rd Abaco Anglers Fishing Tournament; Reel Lax victors of Signature Series Leg I; Phyllis and Jeff Al bury with the Tournament winning Dolphin in the Man-OWar Offshore Fishing Tournament (photo courtesy of Jim Albertson). For all the tournament updates please see page 20. Abacos MPs Renardo Curry, left, and Edison Key, right, toured businesses and met with residents on Elbow Cay and Man-O-War to get a feel for each communitys needs. See page 2.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2013 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com MPs take a hands on approach By Timothy Roberts The Cays Above: Abacos two Members of Parliament tour Hope Town. Left to right: Ashley Knowles, Alexander Flowers, Edison Key, Renardo Curry, Jeremy Sweeting and Donnie Carey.. Tranquil Turtle celebrates with Kalik By Timothy Roberts Please see Turtle Page 22

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May 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 South Abaco Admin From Page 1 Clinic opens at Schooner Bay By Jennifer Hudson Please see Clinic Page 6

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian May 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 South Abaco Clinic From Page 5 Above: Schooner Bay Clinics Nurse Davis taking a workers blood pressure. Lightbourn Farm proves hydroponic concept on Abaco By Jennifer Hudson By Mirella Santillo Rotaract members landscape Airport Roundabout Above: Rotaract members with Rotary advisor, Jo-Anne Bradley, during the Airport Roundabout cleanup. Please see Farm Page 7

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May 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 South Abaco Farm From Page 6 Above: Michael Lightbourne at he and his wifes (Jennifer) farm at Schooner Bay. Or ganic and hydroponic produce are their specialty. Schooner Bay Harbour Village progresses By Jennifer Hudson Association elects new members

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2013 From the Editor's Desk // Glue The Abaconian Bradley M. Albury Editor-in-Chief AB 20213 Marsh Harbour Abaco, The Bahamas Logo Photo Credit: Tuppy Weatherford Reporters/Freelance Contributors: Canishka Alexander, Samantha Evans, Jennifer Hudson, Timothy Roberts, Mirella Santillo, Rashida Murray, Lee Pinder Phone 242-367-3200 FAX 242-367-3677 AbaconianNews@gmail.com Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9 Abacos most complete newspaper. 2022 Aero Circle New Smyrna Beach FL. 32168 7,500 copies Published twice monthly Free at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rates: $20.00 Abaco $25 other Bahamas (One Year) $45.00 USA $65 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Order The Abaconian Today JUNE 2012 Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail or Tel # 24 issues US$ or B$ Above subscription is a gift from: $45 USA via 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas via surface $20 to Abaco US$65 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: 2022 Aero Circle, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32168 or: P.O. Box AB 20213, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below Why subscribe? The Abaconian will keep you informed on issues such as: Master Card Visa WE NOW ACCEPT MASTER CARD/VISA Community Calendar May is Red Cross Month

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May 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Letters to the Editor Laziness is NOT a Handicap Takers Please see Letters Page 21

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2013 M O M Central & All Abaco By Canishka Alexander Woslee Construction, its sub-contractors aim to support local Bahamians Simmons Construction continues road repair By Canishka Alexander Left to right: Noel Clarke, Woslees asst. superintendent; MP for North Abaco Renardo Curry and Don Wilmott, general superintendent, tour the Teachers and Salaried Work ers Business Complex on April 15. Please see Woslee Page 16

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2013 Central & All Abaco Woslee From Page 10 Above: a young Bahamian worker, happy with his job, gives the thumbs-up at the construction site.

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May 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 17 Central & All Abaco Browns Bay Restoration Project slated for three week completion By Samantha Evans Abaco Cancer Society in desperate need By Samantha Evans Abaco taxi drivers to unionize

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2013 Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and oors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web site: abacomarbleandgranite.com By Jennifer Hudson Central & All Abaco Community concerned about littering By Timothy Roberts Constitutional Commission holds town meetings Above: Constitutional Commission members (left to right: Michael Albury, Loren Klein and Carl Bethel) along with Senior Island Administrator Preston Cunningham after the town meeting in Marsh Harbour. Meetings were also held on Moores Island and in North Abaco.

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2013 Gone Fishing: Tournament News Press Release Pandemonium opens BBC Season with a big win tournament enjoyed by organizers, participants By Canishka Alexander Man-O-War Offshore Fishing Tournament reels in the big ones By Timothy Roberts Please see Offshore Page 21

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May 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 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 Gone Fishing Offshore From Page 20 Abaco Anglers celebrates forty three years Letters From Page 9 Garden Hose Surprise Letters to the Editor

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian May 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 Honesty and Quality You Can Count On Brandon Thompson 242-357-6532 Dock Construction Boat Lifts And Much More... Offering unsurpassed attention to detail with almost two decades of hands on experience Contact us today! www.lbtmarine.com bthompson@lbtmarine.com Cell: 242-357-6532 Ph/Fax: 242-367-2704 Specializing in Residential & Commercial Real Estate throughout The Abacos HOPE TOWN HIDEAWAYSFresca Situated in a brand new development, this spacious 4 bed, 4 bath home features hardwood oor & private pool. Decks allow you to enjoy Atlantic views & breezes. Short walk to beach or On Da Beach Bar & Grill, and quick golf cart ride from Hope Town village. Sleeps 8. Starting at $3,000/wk plus tax A Tranquil Landing Beautiful 3 bed, 2 bath home overlooking the Hope Town Harbour with amazing views and spectacular sunsets! Private dock and gazebo. Convenient to everything. Sleeps 6. Starting at $2,700/wk plus tax Atlantic Horizons This oceanfront 3 bed, 3 bath home in Tahiti Beach w/360 degree views is perched on edge of Atlantic Ocean with bountiful decks (shade & sun), a freshwater pool and elevated vistas of the chain of islands & cays. Sleeps 6. Starting at $3,500/wk plus tax Breezy Palms This 5 bed, 5.5 bath beachfront house consists of 3 structures joined by decks with private pool. Features include a spacious kitchen and each pod has a kitchenette and sitting room. $3.5 M USD Paradise This custom designed 4 bed, 3 bath luxury estate with 2 bed, 1 bath guest house stretches from Atlantic Ocean to White Sound & Sea of Abaco. Perched on high dune complete with pool & dock. $4.7 M USD Donald Seas Beautiful 3B, 2B home w/gazebo leading to private dock on White Sound. Features include wraparound covered verandah & great views of the Sea of Abaco. Oered with addl waterfront lot. $1.9 M USD Barefoot Bay This 6 bed, 4.5 bath home oers amazing views of Tilloo Cut and Tahiti Beach. Expansive decks connect main house and two adjoining private quarters. Great for large families! $1.875 M USD Turtle Run Luxurious 5 bed, 5 bath waterfront home w/ pool and dock slip in Marnies Landing. This perfectly maintained, turnkey island home is a great investment. $3.39 M USD Town Break Newly redecorated with high end furnishings, this fabulous ocean front 6 bed, 4 bath home is located in Hope Town village on a secluded beach. Great Rental History! $1.45 M BSD The Cays Turtle From Page 2 New exhibit opened at the Albert Lowe Museum By Mirella Santillo

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May 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive Shops Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour ..................... 367-2963 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 ................ 367-2936 ......................... 367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure ............................... 577-0004 Adventure on Prozac T Cay ............................ 365-8749 ...................... 365-4411 ........................... 365-8506 .......... 367-2787 ............. 366-0024 Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ........................... 367-2266 AirGate Aviation New Smyrna Beach.....................................367-1900 American Eagle Miami ..................................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud ............................ 367-2095 Regional Freeport ............................................................... 367-0446 Silver Airline Orlando 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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May 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 9 MAY 1st, 2013 Abaco Judo team KOs national competition Above: Abaco Judo Club players, coaches, family and friends and Mr. DArcy Rahming, President Bahamas Judo Federation. Of the twelve divisions, Abaco won ten. Gold medal winners included: Sebastian Parr, John Pintard II, William Russell, Maximus Andrews,Taryn Carroll, Dre Hall, Desmond Bootle, Desmondo Bootle, Ozeke Swain Ben Belotte. Silver medal winners included: Nikhai Johnson, Brad Cooper, Azzari Simmons, Colin Albury, Rebecca Strachan, Jarret Clark. For the whole story see page 17. Thanks to the efforts of students, school faculty, and Forest Heights ecoclub (headed by Rebecca Strachan and Colby Cross) the school learned it would receive the prestigious Eco-Schools Green Flag award. On April 25, representatives from the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of the Award were on hand for a special as schools new garden also occurred. Some of the efforts that convinced initiatives such as campus-wide recycling, planting of native species, and the use of eco-containers at lunch. the ceremony. Lindsey Borsz, teacher and advisor to the Eco Club along with Shane through the new garden planted on the school grounds. What once was a plot of land covered in invasive species and tan gled vines, students had turned into, over the course of a few weeks, into a native garden area that can be used for art class, relaxation by the students and for biology classes. At the end of the tour FHA Princi pal James Richard called a full assembly Forest Heights awarded with Green Flag at special assembly Please see Eco Page 2 Heights special assembly to receive the Green Flag award. Forest Heights is the second school on Abaco to receive the prestigious award.

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian May 1, 2013 By Canishka Alexander During the week of April 15, tenth and eleventh grade students of Abaco Cen tral High School (ACH) were engaged in a mural project under the direction of their art teacher: Stacia Pitt. While seated in the art classroom with several students, Pitt explained that the students wanted to beautify the school compound and to show off their creative skills through the mural project. She said that their work has shown how much they have learned over the past two to three years with their use of acrylic School & Youth News paint that brought to life a vivid and bril liantly colorful underwater scene at the schools entrance and surrounding walls. I want the community to know that the students of ACH are working, she proudly stated. I have a Grade 10 [class] of 35 students, so each student has a block or space to work on. The students are now preparing for BGCSE and BJC [examina tions], so all other exhibitions and competi tions are already completed. One of her students, Clauder St. Fleur, talked about how the art classes have impacted his life. He described Pitt ACH engages students in mural project students. as a nice person, who has inspired his work and made him a changed person all together. Working with her is a pleasure, coursework requirements for art, Clauder is completing a night lamp, which he and Pitt named Tree of Life. Although the lamp is incomplete, he will install a rod to hold half of a coconut to which he will suspend a light bulb to complete it. Some of the materials he used for the piece were plywood, a chisel to carve out the leaves, driftwood and varnish paint. Clauder said that the driftwood depicts un on the leaf will appear to bring life to the leaf. Another student named Matnisha Louis also shared her appreciation of art, but she said that she is not functioning at the level she would like to see. She talked about the challenges of working in a class room that is too small and hot making it uncomfortable to work in, and there is the challenge of not having the proper materi als to create her pieces. I think we should have a separate building with air-conditioning and a proper storage room a big room just for art, Matnisha suggested. You can concentrate when you are relaxed, not when you are in the heat and sweating. for the presentation of the Green Flag. Re marks by Tourisms Wynsome Ferguson After the ceremony students went to representing their accomplishment. in The Bahamas. Abaco claims two: Hope Town Primary School and now Forest Heights Academy. Eco From Page 1 Above: students watch as the Green Flag is raised on campus.

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian May 1, 2013 Above: Central Abaco Primary School students perform a dramatic piece, during the recent E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Abaco Adjudications. (BIS Photo / Eric Rose) Above: Crossing Rocks Primary School students dance to "I'm Proud to be a Bahamian", during the recent E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Abaco Adjudications in Crossing Rocks, Abaco. (BIS Photo / Eric Rose) Above: Sherlin C. Bootle High School students perform a scene from a skit about Mr. Sherlin Bootle, humourously depicting his role in delivering babies, during the recent E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Abaco Adjudications, at the Cooper's Town school. (BIS Photo / Eric Rose) National Arts Festival: A look across Abaco Above: Man-O-War Primary School students sing a medley of island songs, in cluding original songs about their island and boats, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Abaco Adjudications on the island, on April 16, 2013. (BIS Photo /Eric Rose)

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May 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 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 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 School & Youth News By Mirella Santillo On the 16 of April, schools in The Bahamas celebrated forty years of indepen dence during special assemblies. At Abaco Central High School, in Murphy Town, the guest of honour was Basil McHardy, the Long Island District Superintendent of Education. That title was not what brought him to Abaco, but the distinction of having 1985 to 1992. Returning to Abaco Central High School after more than twenty years was a very emotional experience for Mr. McHar dy, as he inspected the campusnow much larger than when he took overand re newed acquaintances with some of his for mer students and teachers. He made his approach towards the as sembly grounds, led by a teacher. As he walked towards his reserved seat in front of the assembly, he was greeted by a stand ing ovation. Before taking his place next to Dr. Lenora Black, he stopped to greet his former students assembled together under a tent. The event was moderated by two students, Conrad Cornish and Gina Ray mondville, who announced the mornings agenda. As usual at ACH, students partici pated in the events entertainment by danc ing, playing musical pieces, acting in skits and reciting poetry. The Principal, Mr. Ricardo Ferguson welcomed the former Principal, recogniz ing his achievements, calling him a true hero. Quoting the theme of the day Bridge to the future...the journey continues, he told Mr. McHardy You have indeed built a bridge to the future.. that your children and grand-children will be proud of. Dr. Black also addressed a warm wel come to her colleague who, she said, was celebrated as a hero, adding that he must be proud of his former students. Mention ing the 40 years of Independence, she said advised the people to Google its meaning: the implication being that 40 is an impor tant number in the Bible, a number used by God to represent a period of testing or judgement. She praised the school, saying that Mr. McHardy should be pleased to know that ACH was mentioned in a recent Dis trict discussion, not for any mischiefs, but for the level of civility observed in the de portment of its students. To celebrate the tastes, smells, sounds and sights of The Bahamas, stu dents passed around small bites of caviar and goat cheese; they presented testers sprayed with perfume made in The Baha mas, played Bahamian music and showed posters representing views of several Ba hamian islands. The former students took the stage to acknowledge their Principal, admitting regrets not to have heeded more of his ad vice. They reminisced on their time at the school, even jokingly confessing to acts of mischief which culprits had never been found by the Principal. In his address to the assembly, Mr. McHardy talked about the time when the highschoolthen an AllAge schoolwas First ACH principal returns for Independence Ceremony Above: First ACH principal Basil McHardy (suit, center-right) with former students and staff. in Spring City. The school buildings had been donated by former investors upon leaving the island and were falling apart. He gave a brief synopsis of his career in education which started in 1968, bring ing him to Abaco in 1984. On Abaco, he met an old acquaintance of his, a former Principal from Long Island, Hugh Cotis, who helped him settle on the island. After one and a half years in Spring City, the school was moved to its present location, in a brand new building painted aqua and white, he recalled, the key of Archer, in front of the whole community. At the time the student population was 147. When he left in 1992, it had in creased to 400. Standing here, admitted Mr. McHardy, I feel pride and emotion. He reminisced on former students and teachers, asking about them; remem high school to participate in Junkanoo in Nassau. We were not afraid to step out, he said. He ended his address by urging the nese proverb: A journey of 1000 miles Partaking of refreshments in the teachers lounge after the ceremony reenforced the togetherness of present and former Abaco Central High School admin istrators and alumni. Coopers Town Primary School continues to strive for better By Vernique Russell The Coopers Town Primary School is alive, well and kicking as they progress through this school term. They have had an exciting school year thus far, boasting many successful in-house activities. Some of their most recent successes are their commonwealth extravaganza, Most Out standing Students Foundation crowning, and Sports Day. All of the aforementioned events pro vided an outlet for their students to shine. Sports day, of course, was a high light. They are now currently preparing for the big event in Marsh Harbour at the Inter-island competition. The sixth grade class is also getting ready for their own big event as they prepare for GLAT followed by graduation. More than a dozen of the classes were recognized for their achievement during the school year and received their med als from the Bahamas Most Outstanding Student Foundation for having achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The students were also recognized for their athletic accomplishment by the asso ciation. Graduation is in early Junev v Teachers at the school have worked ex tremely hard to ensure the students re ceived the best education possible. Like any other school they have had their bumps along the way but nothing that they could not overcome. They are certain that it only can get better at this point.

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian May 1, 2013 School & Youth News By Samantha Evans Friday morning April 12, 2013, was a glorious day for twenty-four second grad ers who were all excited to take part in the district Grade Two Spelling Bee. This event was held at St. Andrews Methodist Church Hall in Dundas Town and began at 10am. The hall was packed to capacity as parents and well-wishers were all present to cheer their favorite students on. The students spent eight rounds on the seen list and seven rounds on the unseen list. There were many very good spellers in this com petition so it was a stiff one from start to At the end of the competition the top three winners were named as follows: third place Kymano Bain of Crossing Rocks Primary School, second place Christian Bethel of Amy Roberts Primary School and the winner Nathenial McHardy of Central Abaco Primary School. The top three students received a tro organizer of this competition was Eunice Mills. Central Abaco Primary School wins grade two spelling bee Above: Nathenial McHardy of CAPS, second place Christian Bethel of Amy Roberts Pri mary and Kymano Bain of Crossing Rocks Primary. Dundas Town Township Chairman pleased with BGCSE classes offered By Samantha Evans Math and English BGCSE classes be gan for students sitting these two exams in in the English class and ten students in the Math class. The classes were held once weekly with Math on Tuesday and English on Wednesday. According to Chairman Faron New bold, the intent was to give senior students of his township a chance to get better scores on their exams with their help. He notes that some parents cannot afford ex tra help for their children so the Township made these classes available. He is pleased with the expertise brought by the two educators, Lauren Riv iere and Samantha V. Evans who taught the Math and English classes respectively. He stated that these ladies went beyond what was required and expected of them over the 15 week period slotted for these sessions. In fact, the classes are slated to end on May 8 but both ladies have agreed to extend the classes as needed to offer these students additional help free of charge. His committee is pleased that these ladies share their vision of building communities and helping empower the youth. Newbold stated that even after the deadline had passed and the student quota met, persons still continued to call which resulted in them having to turn people away but he wants to ensure the communi ty that these classes will begin earlier next year to give more students the help needed. Information on the new BGCSE class schedule will be made available soon after these classes end. Veteran educator honoured in Treasure Cay By Vernique Russell To teach is to touch a life forever. With that quote in mind, the PTA of Trea sure Cay Primary School, along with the staff, parents and well wishes gathered to say thank you to a veteran educator who 40 years. A special assembly was hosted at the Treasure Cay Primary School ground to pay homage to Anne C. Bootle who has served at the school as a teacher and prin cipal for many years. Bootle is no stranger sixties. Bootle has worked in several com munities on the island and currently con tributes to the success of the Every Child Counts institution. The assembly in her honour was held and dedicated that she has contributed to the local community of Treasure Cay. She was honored and referred to as a giant in and parents expressed their kind thoughts of the life and work of the honoree. Special renditions of songs, poetry and dance also rang forth on the honoree behalf. The assembly was followed by a light reception. The honouree was overwhelmed by the showers of appreciation and expressed her sincere thanks. She was extremely grateful that her contribution to the devel opment of North Abaco has been noted. She expressed that no monetary gain can relate to the joy she receives when she see her former students making prominent contribution in the community. She is just grateful that she had the chance to mold the generation.

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May 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 Ron-Paul Cabinets Plus Visit our Showroom Located Opposite the old Lowes Pharmacy Owners: Ronnie & Pauline Roberts Phone: (242) 367-0546 Twin Box Spring.... $120 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 $390 Full Memory Foam Mattress $620..SALE $400 GE Adirondack Chairs with Ottoman $275 SALE PRICE $220 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 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 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 High school diploma classes offered By Vernique Russell If you were not fortunate to complete high school and wish too, your opportunity is here. This June, Gift of Life Consultant Group will be offering a high school diplo ma course. The course can be completed anywhere between 2-6 months depending on the speed of the individual. School & Youth News By Canishka Alexander The Haitian Youth Educational Meth ods Committee of Scouting report for the month of April began with a steadfast theme of: Working Together With Other People and Thinking of Them Above One self. Reverend Pastor Lucien Cledillon, scout leader of the 50th Bahamas Scout Group of Abaco, encouraged the commu nity to tell, share, support and join them in making a difference for boys and girls involved in scouting. The Scout Movement educational movement for young people, open to all without distinction of origin, race, or creed, in accordance with the pur pose, principles and method conceived by the Founder: Lt. general Robert BadenPowell. Revd Pastor Cledillon explained that the purpose of the Scout Movement is to contribute to the development and educa tion of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as individuals, as responsible citi zens, and as they function in their local, national and international communities. He added that the essential charac teristics of scouting sets out to promote a system of values based on its fundamental principles of duty to God; duty to others; and duty to self. We are Christian scouters, who want to support and encourage young peo ple to become Christians for Christ through scouting ministries, [and through] a living code of conduct for children, and young people, [and] safety within their homes, schools and other institutions, he noted. Beyond pastoring the Feed My Sheep Church of God, Revd Pastor Cledillons Study Diploma at Bible Institute of Theol ogy Caribbean International; Logos Bible Institute; and he attended the Atlantic Col lege and Theological Seminary in Nassau where he studied Psychological Charac teristics Study in Development of Young People and Child Behaviour. Revd Pastor Lucien Cledillon in vites all boys and girls on Abaco to join the scouts weekly on Saturdays for train ing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., which are the hours designated for boys; and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. for the females at Feed My Sheep Church of God in Marsh Harbour. If you have additional questions about the 50th Bahamas Scout Group of Abaco program, visit the Scout Association of The Bahamas Web site at:http://www. scoutbahamas.org, or e-mail him at: luc iencledillon@ymail.com. Contact Revd Pastor Lucien Cledillon directly on his mobile number at 559-9907. Scout leader urges youth to join scouting program fering the course on Abaco and has done the course on Andros, Eleuthera and Exu ma. The program is offered through a high school out of Florida and is recognized and approved by the Ministry of Education. David Moore has responsibility for the program in Abaco and is encouraging anyone who has not completed high school to sign up. He says that the program is af fordable and completely online which al lows students to work at their pace. He further stated that anyone hoping to be em ployed must equip himself or herself to be a candidate. Interested person can contact Mr. Moore at 242-525-8052 for more informa tion. Whit Monday Family Day in the Park to be held in Treasure Cay By Vernique Russell Beneath My Smile Organization will host a day of family fun and entertain ment at the Don Corbett Basketball Court in Treasure Cay. The fun day will bring families and friends together to enjoy down home cooked meal, recreational games and activities and socializing time. The activities for the day will include many games such as basketball, volleyball, hopscotch, bat and ball, dodge ball and many more. It is being held in the spirit of empowering the family and to strengthen the community for the betterment of our future. All food and drinks will be free. The fun day will begin at 11 am until. All are invited to attend. Professional Training Workshop held for school administrators By Canishka Alexander Makia Gibson, founder and proj ect manager of the Say Yes to Education Foundation, met with administrators, and persons responsible for monitoring and evaluating teachers on April 13 during a Professional Training Workshop at Abaco Central High School. Dr. Marian Robert son-Baghel, a Scottish-Canadian educator with 30 years of teaching experience, fa cilitated one of the sessions having accom panied Gibson to the workshop. Dr. Robertson-Baghel explained that the area to look at is teacher evaluation. She said that teachers and administrators worldwide view the process as stressful, hectic and daunting. Today, we are trying to put it into a new context in which there is a shared responsibility to look at improving the teacher quality, and to improve and enrich the life experience and outcome of students in the classrooms, Dr. Robertson-Baghel stated. According to Gibson, global research also suggests that teacher evaluations are something that teachers worry about, and that teachers tend to put on a performance. Bahamian teachers are like teachers everywhere, he observed. There needs to be a shift for them to see the principal Please see Workshop Page 8

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian May 1, 2013 as a colleague and leader that they can go to for advice. Gibson went on to list a number of tional education that will be useful to what is done in our country because, as he put it, a great deal of the success of educa tion is hinged on the quality of teachers and teaching. No teacher in the world sets out to be the worst teacher a child has; I think every teacher wants to do the best job, he reasoned. We see it as our goal through teachers to be the best that they can be by doing research. He agreed that evaluations should be ongoing if they are to be effective. Gib son suggested that teachers be seen on a daily or weekly basis and have ongoing conversations on how to improve profes sional practice. He warned that the evalua tion process should not be a tool to punish teachers, but to engage them in conversa tions about student outcomes. As an educator, Gibson was fortu nate to work in other countries as an in ternational educator. However, on a local level, he did not see where educators were achieving the same levels of success even School & Youth News Workshop From Page 7 though it was not for want of trying, nor for lack of passion or love for education. For teachers who fall below an ac ceptable standard, Gibson said it is impor tant to talk to teachers about what the ex pectations are for them, and to work with them to develop the tools to ensure that they meet the standard. Its like any profession in the world you get better with time, he empha sized. But, we dont want to look at what a teacher is at any point in time or any to see it as an opportunity to grow. The Department of Educations Dis trict Superintendent Dr. Lenora Black said that it is important to focus on adminis trators at this time who serve as primary evaluators in our schools. This group in cludes: principals, vice principals, senior assistants, grade level heads, and subject coordinators who serve as administrative tiers in various schools. Back in January, teachers and admin istrators attended a Literacy and Numeracy Workshop at the Faith Convention Center with Makia Gibson and Dr. Marian Rob ertson-Baghel. The Say Yes to Education Foundations mission is to grant equal ac cess to quality education for students and teachers. Above: Teachers and administrators at the Professional Training Workshop held on April 13. Yellow Elder House wins CAPS sports meet By Samantha Evans Central Abaco Primary School held their house sports on Thursday and Fri day April 18 and 19, at the Murphy Town held including soft throw, long jump and short putt. Flamingo House dominated the On Friday, all of the races took place as the entire school body was there to represent their respective houses. Parents came out to cheer. The top athletes of the day were: Evante Lauran and Daelyn Delancy-under 8, Shavante Roberts and James Delia-un der 10, Briana Fenelus and Robert Rus sell-under 12, and Tanae Roberts and Ken Cornish-under 14. The House with the most points was Yellow Elder House with 442 points. Captain Roberts House coordinates busy April schedule in GTC Press Release The Captain Roberts House on Green Turtle Cay hosted a week of Yoga classes for the entire Amy Roberts Elementary School. Grades 1 through 6 practiced the In dian Art of stretching and balancing poses. Visiting Instructor of Yoga, Louise Des allowing them to imagine themselves as ons. One hour of instruction resulted in a relaxed and quiet concentration. Each stu dent was asked to focus and be aware of how to bring internal calm. This learned activity can bring peace to any stress in life. The Captain Roberts House also host ed over 200 school children from Nassau, Freeport and Abaco during the months of March and April. Volunteers guided the students outside to observe classic sym side for a discussion about marine life with Medicine, shared his knowledge of how to survive with an in depth look at the plants which can be used to lower a fever, strengthen your back, soothe the skin, hold even be combined to make shampoo. Friends of the Environment represen tatives, Olivia Patterson and Lindsey Mc Coy, joined the Amy Roberts Elementary School and The Captain Roberts House in a Native Plant Program in April. Partici pants were asked to remove an invasive Hawaiian Grape Plant and in exchange, receive a Native Plant, such as Silver Buttonwood or Coco Plum. Native Plants were used in the landscap ing of the school and afterwards a garden reception, lecture and dinner was held by tain Roberts House. The Island Roots Heritage Festival on Green Turtle Cay May 3rd and 4th will Captain Roberts House on Parliment Street will be open at noon both days and At four o'clock on Friday and Saturday, please garden serving sandwiches and sweets. In cluded will be Bush Medicine Lectures and Bush Tea.

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May 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 Sports By Mirella Santillo The April 7 soccer game between Ab acom United and Hope Town Showstop pers was a decisive one for Abacom United which, with 17 points, now has a lead of 4 points over Fresh. The afternoon started with a game be tween The Marsh Harbour Show-Offs and the Treasure Cay Heat. The Show-Offs played one of their best matches, not giv ing a chance to the opposite team to score. They won 2-0 which brought them up three points, but still not enough to move up from their current ranking in the league. The second game between Abacom United and Hope Town Showstoppers was pretty even with the two teams on the de fensive. At half time the score was 1-1. The weather was building up and the match ended under the rain. A goal from Villard Fenelus gave Abacom United its victory of 2-1. The April 21 session will be the pre liminary rounds of the knockout cup. held on May 5. On May 12 Abaco Heat will play against the Showstoppers and the ShowOffs will take on Flesh in the second game. On May 19 there will be an exhibi tion game versus a team from Nassau fol The season will continue with two more games on May 26 and an Indepen dence Celebration Tournament in June. Abacom United takes a four point lead in the Soccer league Above: Abacom (in green) going for the ball. Law Enforcement Torch Run to be held May 13 The Law Enforcement Torch Run, which raises awareness for the Special Olympics, will be held on May 13. The run will start at the Airport Roundabout in Marsh Harbour and con continue right from the light for mile then turning and ending at the Every Child Counts School. Italian lunches will be for sale to raise money for transporting the athletes to Nassau for the Nationals. Music and enter tainment will also be featured. Five Star Ag and Turf By Canishka Alexander Christopher Pinder, CEO of Five Star Ag & Turf Ltd, stood watching the work being carried out on April 15 at the Murphy Town Ball Field by two of his em ployees. With the grass being fertilized in Using a tractor with a rock crusher a blecavator, the rock crusher rotavated and buried the rock keeping the soil on top. Blecavators are customarily used for Please see Turf Page 10

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May 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 As he publicly thanked Woslee Con struction on April 15, Mills was grateful for Woslee Constructions generosity in giving some much-needed renovation to the softball facility at the Murphy Town Ball Field. Mills said that the company has come in at short notice and has pledged to provide shade over the bleachers. In turn, Wilmott also expressed thanks to Mills for allowing them to part ner with the association in carrying out this assignment. He said that Ashley Glinton, president of Woslee Construction, was pleased to assist the association. He in troduced Mills to Noel Clarke, assistant superintendent, who will be heading that particular project. Sports Softball From Page 10 I thank him in advance for it; Ab aco thanks him because its an all-Abaco [sport], Mills said, gratefully. For the ing, Man-O-War, Coopers Town. Were going to have a big league, and its going to be exciting this year. Mills added that softball is the only recognizable sport on Abaco, and that he is looking forward to hosting 300 people at each game. Wilmott assured him that work would commence in the middle of April. I am glad that Woslee came on board to help us with our kids because any company that thinks about the kids, thinks about the future, Mills surmised. Above: ASA President Cay Mills, center, along with Woslee Constructions Don Wilmott (right) and Noel Clarke. By Canishka Alexander Last month, the Abaco Softball As sociation (ASA) welcomed a new team to the league. Playing for the Hope Town Wreckers was: Wayne Reckley; Dwayne Reckley; Corey Engle; Aaron Knowles; Ryan Cash; Shawn Thompson; Adrian Biff Henchell; Scott Alderson; Andrew Russell; Rashad Reckley; Cordero Rus sell; Bobby Vetter; Pat McCully; Shane Cash; and Jamie Williams. Returning DNR Sluggers players ers in a three-inning scrimmage game. Al Scrimmage games lead off 2013 Softball Season Above: DNR Pitcher Thomas Machine Gun Kelly pitches a fast ball to Aaron Knowles of the Wreckers, who takes a powerful swing. though new players, the Wreckers demon strated that they are a force to be reckoned with. As the two opponents rallied against emerged as the winners beating the DNR Sluggers 3 to 2. Advancing on to their second game of the night, the Wreckers met the Cre ters Bulldogs next. Of course, Creters Bulldogs is a veteran team that represented Abaco at the championships in Nassau, so Please see Scrimmage Page 16

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian May 1, 2013 they were a much tougher opponent. The Wreckers were unable to score a single point in this particular game; however, the Bulldogs captured four points to win. Cay Mills, ASA president, was ex cited upon returning to the sport of soft ball after numerous years, and expressed that he is looking forward to the challenges that he will overcome as softball president. Mills plans to host games at the softball as well. However, in the meantime, he encouraged supporters of the sport to at tend the games at the Murphy Town Ball Field with their families because it will be a family-oriented environment. Mills has also been garnering the support of corporate sponsors as well, and on April 15, Five Star Ag and Turf CEO Christopher Pinder made a $5,000 dona tion to the association. Extensive work was that they used tractors with a rock crusher and blecavator to ground up the large rocks the smaller-sized rocks bringing the soil to the top. The following day, they leveled Ishmael Morley of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture was also at the the support of Five Star Ag and Turf. area will come from Woslee Construc tion whose General Superintendent Don Wilmott, and Noel Clarke, assistant super intendent, agreed to provide shade over the bleachers for team players and supporters. Sports Scrimmage From Page 11 Nevertheless, another game was held between DNR Sluggers and the Destroyers from North Abaco on April 20. The De stroyers has seasoned pitchers like Fred die Skipper Cornish and Oscar Togo Rolle at the helm, while the DNR Slug gers is represented by Thomas Machine Gun Kelly and Crayford Hannah. The two teams went head to head in an intense game that lasted seven innings. However, the DNR Sluggers were demolished by the Destroyers. The Destroyers dominated the game with 16 points leaving the DNR Sluggers with no points. Little Harbour hosts event of the season Press Release The group that organizes the Laser Regattas decided that one regatta at Little of the RC Laser tour of Abaco took com petitors and enthusiasts back to Petes Pub for lunch, followed by some remote control sailboat racing. The winds were blowing over the dune from the south, but it was comfortable B-Rig weather in the harbour. The tide was low and getting lower, testing the lengths of competitors arms and drop-sticks, making getting the boats in and out of the harbour a challenge in itself. Dave Mulock set a good course and the groups started with the usual practice race. Sailing 8 races, Jim Kaighin won 6 of them. Dwayne Wallas kept trying to port second overall. Finishing third was Anders Ljungholm from Treasure Cay. After a few races, sailors began to lose control of a couple boats. One boat got stuck between the 2 hulls of a catama ran and was later rescued by Mulock. It was a fun season this year, getting some new sailors involved. The organiz ers expressed thanks to the go-to gals: Lenore Mulock and Ylva Ljungholm. They handled the race committee responsibilities and let all of the sailors have fun. The competitors included Jim Kai ghin, Dwayne Wallas, Anders Ljungholm, Randy Key, Victor Patterson, David Mu lock, Lonnie Key and Cameron Sands. Above: a competitor must row out into the harbour to retrive some errant boats. Right: A race of focus, skill and radio waves.

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May 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 ke Swain Ben Belotte. SILVER MEDAL: Nikhai Johnson, Brad Cooper, Azzari Simmons, Colin Al bury, Rebecca Strachan, Jarret Clark. Call: 242-365-4695 or Voip: 561-207-7212 E-Mail: info@greenturtlerealestate.comwww.greenturtlerealestate.com Building lot in Central Pines subdivision, Marsh Harbour. Very desirable location just on the outskirts of Mars h Harbour. Offered at $95,000 Ocean View Drive, Whale Point Eleuthera. Building lot in a vacation orientated neighborhood. A v ery affordable lot at $30,000 Central Pines South of Dundas Town, Marsh Harbour is this large building lot with all servic es to lot. Offered at $56,000 Bahama Coral Island very affordable building lot. Near entrance to highway and just minutes to the beach. Offered at $20,000 Beachfront lot at Leisure Lee. Over 166 of prime beac hfront with all utilities in place. A gated community just 15 minutes to Golf Course and S hopping at Treasure Cay. Offered at $180,000 Ocean View Lot on Green Turtle Cay Literally steps away from the beach where the reef is so close to shore you c an swim out and snorkel on the reef. Offered at $175,000 Elevated waterfront lot with an amazing view of the Sea of Abaco. Near to the Bluff House Resort and Marina, this lot features spectacular views. Offered at $299,000 Cozy Two Bedroom, two bath home located near the Atlantic beach and the Green Turtle Club, Resort & Marina. Offered fully furnished and ready to enjoy. Asking $549,000 NEW* Island House Sea to Sea with a deep water dock and lifts on White Sound, Green Turtle Cay, with another dock on Bluff Harbor A fully furnished four bedroom, four and a half bath pod style home, includes a dock house, two golf carts and a boat Offered at $1,695,000 Gillam Bay Beachf ront A three bedroom, three bath home with a separate one bedroom guest cottage, situated just outside of the settlement on famous Gillam Bay. Aptly named Sandy Bay as the white sand beach stretches for miles in front of the home which overlooks the Bay and Pelican Cay. Great rental history! A rare offering at $1,800,000 KINGDOM CARE 4 KIDZNOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONSFor 2013/2014 School YearAges 6 weeks to 5 years (Nursery to K-4) Ministry of Education Curriculum and small class sizes! Spaces limitedREGISTER TODAY!Located in Central Pines SubdivisionContact: 699-0367 or 475-3631 Sports YBAA Fundraiser to aid May Baseball Tournament By Canishka Alexander On April 13, a Fun Day and Cookout fundraiser was held for the Youth Baseball Association of Abaco (YBAA) at the BAIC sale along with beverages, desserts, conch fritters and conch salad, and face painting for the children. Coach Mills observed that a great number of people attended the fundraiser after purchasing tickets and coming on site to purchase dinners. Noting that the fun draiser was very successful, Coach Mills added that the committee is also organiz the process of getting things together. He dinner and airline tickets to name a few. Lonnie Albury was specially thanked for his assistance in galvanizing support for the event. Committee members said that many people attended the effort on account of Mr. Alburys efforts. YBAA President Coach George Mills said that the fundraiser was held in prepa Abaco wins Bahamas National Judo Championships By Jennifer Hudson On April 16 the Abaco Judo Club competed in the 2013 Bahamas Open Judo Tournament in Nassau. This is the premier tournament of the year which decides the national champions. With a team of 16 players, Abaco won ten gold and six sil ver medals, far more than all other teams combined. In Judo, divisions are based on age then weight (very similar to boxing) with no regard for rank or experience. The divi sions range from 5 6 year olds up to Men and Womens Open. Abacos victories spanned the 5 to 6 year-old boys, girls 11 to 12 years, boys 15 to 16 years and Mens Open. Of the 12 divisions, Abaco won 10. We are delighted with the perfor mance of the team. While we were con repeating their prior victories, the gold and silver medals won by our rookies was a wonderful result, said Sensei Albert Lill. lent blue belt from Nassau. The crowd fell into a stunned silence when Dre threw his opponent and defeated him in under 45 seconds! That set the tone for the rest of the tournament, stated said head coach Regina Parotti. The 98 competitors and over 400 spectators were loudly cheering for their hometown favourites throughout the tournament. The team had to scramble when the International Judo Federation (the world wide governing body) issued new rules which banned two of its favourite throw ing and gripping techniques just one month prior to the tournament. We had to alter our attack sequences and spent a hectic month retraining for the new rules, said Sensei Lill. Our greatest fear was that a few players would get caught up in the heat of battle and revert to the old rules but amazingly not one player made that mistake, he proudly added. Results are (by age): GOLD MEDAL: Sebastian Parr, John Pintard II, William Russell, Maxi mus Andrews,Taryn Carroll, Dre Hall, Desmond Bootle, Desmondo Bootle, Oze and second in the National Darts Masters By Mirella Santillo Two AbaconiansRobin Albury and Faith Sawyerwill be going to Canada in October as part of the National Darts Team, to represent The Bahamas in the Darts World Cup. They were among the four men and two women who ended up on top of the list, thus gaining the opportunity to participate in the Darts World Cup in Fall. place among the men with 210.5 points, will be traveling with Charles Sky Bain from New Providence, who placed second with 172 points, with Anderson Lewis, from Grand Bahama third with 160.5 points and Rashad Sweeting, also from New Providence, who placed fourth with 148.5. Faith Sawyer who placed second among the women with 59.5 points, will accompany Liz Kemp, a Nassuvian who The National Darts Masters were held the weekend of April 12-13 at St John Anglican Church Parish Hall. Sixteen men and eight women (ten from NP, ten from Abaco and four from GB) played hundreds of individual games during those two days in a Round Robin elimination format, to determine which players were to join the national darts team. The people participat ing were among the best darts players of The Bahamas and had already demonstrat ed great skills during other tournaments. Valerie Harper, President of the Grand Bahama Darts Association and Christian Knowles, President of the New Providence Darts Association had accom panied their players. The President of the Abaco Darts Association, Malcom Spicer, was hosting the event. The elimination games started in the evening of Friday, April 12 after a short opening ceremony. The event ended late afternoon on Saturday, after the announce ment of the results by Mr. Spicer and the distribution of the trophies. Mr. Spicer is also the President of the Bahamas Darts Federation and the Presi dent of the World Darts FederationAmer icas Region. The results demonstrated the strength of the Abaco Darts Association. ration for a 9 to 10-year-old division tour nament that will take place from May 17 to 19 at the Murphy Town Ball Field. Teams from New Providence and Grand Bahama will be in attendance, and Abaco will be represented by two teams. Registration is now closed for the 2013 Baseball Season because they are presently preparing players for the May tournament and Little Baseball Nationals in June. Registration coincides with the open ing of school and generally occurs around the month of October. Players have been improving, and we have returning and new players, Coach Mills said. I feel very good about the team this year for the May Tournament and for the team we will take to nationals. As they prepare for both tournaments, Coach Mills added that they are always in need of assistance from the community, volunteers with coaching and umpiring, parents especially when it comes to travel ling. He encouraged all business persons who want to sponsor the team that they are taking to Grand Bahamas for the Nationals in June. Feel free to assist; we are recep tive to all who want to help, he persisted. 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May 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 19 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: SOLD!!! 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 SOLD!!! 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 THE NEW GOVERNMENT COMPLEX TELEPHONE NUMBERS Administrators Oce..........................242-699-0000 Dept of Education.................................242-699-0016 Dept of Environmental Health............242-699-0032 Min of Finance/Business License..........242-699-0052 Dept of Immigration.............................242-699-0067 Magistrates Court................................242-699-0092 National Insurance Board.....................242-367-2639 Public Treasury.....................................242-367-2647 Dept of Social Services.........................242-699-0150 Ministry of Tourism.............................242-699-0152 Local Government Council.................242-699-0165 Auditor General Dept..........................242-699-0171 Bahamas Mortgage Corp.....................242-699-0177 Dept of Information Technology...........242-699-0182 Dept of Housing...................................242-699-0187 Dept of Labour.....................................242-699-0200 Dept of Marine Resources....................242-699-0202 Road Trac Dept.................................242-699-0217 Ministry of Youth Sports & Culture.....242-699-0228 Prime Ministers Oce........................242-699-0241 Passport Oce.....................................242-699-0244 FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE TO CUT OUT AND SAVE 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 Across 1. To publicly resist against an idea or agenda, sometimes coupled with pickit signs. 5. A martial art Abaconians excelled at on the national stage. 8. Place to raise cattle. 10. This locally made beverage is celebrating 11. Criminals are sent to ______. 12. Dont turn your nose because of what its called, its not That kind. 13. Made of amino acids. 15. This facility recently opened in the Schooner Bay community. 16. Similar to a canoe. 17. A verbal back and forth where each side aims to persuade the other. 19. A circles perimeter. 20. When one group is not afforded the rights of another; a topic being dealt with by the Constitutional Commission with regards to womens rights in The Bahamas. Down 2. Quiet, still, peaceful. 3. A party is usually held at the Cracker Peas Bar & Grill when this is full. 4. Abaco Central High 6. Type of question one does not expect an answer to. 7. To give something witout expecting anything in return. 9. When someone verbally expresses themselves very well they are __________. 14. A backstabber. 18. Island ________; festival in Green Turtle Cay celebrating its heritage. Across 3. ZOOA place to see captive animals. 6. ARRESTEDHe was charged and ________. 8. TASTESight, hearing, smell, touch and ______. 10. RAFFLEDraw your ticket and win a prize in this game of chance. 15. SCOLIOSISDisease which affects the spine. 16. FANCYA flight of _________; Idea thats unrealistically imaginative. 17. ENGLANDThe Old one is a country the new one is a state. 18. MAYAGUANATragic accident happened on this Bahamian island due partly to lack of runway lights. Down 1. BOATBUILDINGMan O War Cay is famous for this industry. 2. LAUGHTERThe best medicine. 4. TRUMPTo top something; common card game concept. 5. MASTERSGolf tournament held in Augusta, Georgia. 7. RAREHard to find. 9. PYONGYANGNorth Korea Capital. 11. AHOYA sailors greeting. 12. LAZULILapis _______; a rich blue mineral. 13. SOURNot sweet; a type of orange. 14. THATCHERFormer Iron British PM. April 15 Answers

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Page 20 Section B The Abaconian May 1, 2013 Business Poor road repairs, chaotic Crossing Beach among Chambers concerns By David Ralph Chamber Scribe The Chamber directors were pleased that the Abaco Chamber will have a seat on the board managing proposed Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency which is now under consideration. Recog nizing that it is the many small businesses in the country that form the basis for eco nomic activity and employment, this new Act is being formulated to encourage new businesses to begin and to assist those now in operation to succeed. The directors of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce are concerned with several issues of Central Abaco. Concerns were raised about the poor quality of the ongoing road repairs. They questioned what roads were being repaired or re-paved. Months after the contractor began work, huge potholes remain on the main road between the airport and ferry dock while less traveled side roads are be ing resurfaced with tar and sand. The ex tent of the repairs has not been made pub lic, nor has any information been released on pothole repair. Chamber directors discovered that the road from Maxwells Supermarket to the harbour is not in the road repair scope very poor shoulders and potholes will re main. It was noted that the Ministry of Works crew has the equipment and knowl edge for repairing potholes, but they are neither supplied the patch material nor do they have the funds to buy it locally. The local Works crew has done a commendable job of pothole repair when they have the patch material. Topics discussed included the lack of vehicle protocols at the Crossing Beach ferry landing in Marsh Harbour. The is sues include dents resulting in no through access for the residents cars double and triple parked parting taxis ses jockeying for position ger of being hit by moving vehicles emergency vehicles attempting to access Eastern Shore residents or incidents be yond Crossing Beach Another topic of concern was the opening of the opening of the new airport terminal. No new information has been re leased so it is presumed it will be in July as stated several months ago. The new con trol tower does not need to be any taller as The directors have initiated the pro will soon be sent to active members. Af ter the new board of directors is formed, it is anticipated that monthly lunch meet ings will be held featuring a speaker giving insights to topical subjects. These lunch meetings will be held at a local restaurant and will be open to the public. Audras Touch Awards and Printing expands business By Samantha Evans Audra Bootle of Audras Touch Awards and Printing moved her business from the Airport Road to the Marsh Har bour Auto Parts Building. She stated that the move was made for the convenience of her clients and for her to expand her showroom. Audras Touch specializes in tro phies, plaques, t-shirts, and buttons. Other services include printing services which can be personalized to meet the needs of the client by using a business logo, school logo or photograph. The additional servic letters, resumes, and references. They are open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm and Saturdays from 9am to 4pm. Any services that are not listed such as promotional items and personalized items can be provided upon request. Ser vices can be provided to schools, churches and for sporting events. Discounts are of fered to churches and schools but restric tions apply. Audra Bootle is now running her busi ness full time and can be reached by calling 367-0377, 225-2121 or at audrastouch@ gmail.com. Everyday Tings When you walk into Audras Touch Awards and Printing, you will be greeted by a well-stocked convenient store that sells everyday items including snacks, toi letries, over the counter medicine, cold drinks, and cleaning supplies. During July, she plans to add under garments for men because they are hard to support undergarments for men and wom en. Entrepreneur Watch AbacoPromo seeks to bring cutting edge marketing techniques to Abaco A Sandy Point entrepreneur is seek ing to help Abaconian and Bahamian busi nesses achieve their potential. Bradley Fox, who received his degree in Marketing from Missouri Valley College, returned to his home island of Abaco in 2009. Work ity, Mr. Fox began to build his enterprise. According to Mr. Fox, Abaco Pro mofessional, or AbacoPromo, offers cut ting edge marketing techniques, custom ized business strategies and affordable Professional Help in an ever changing business dynamic. Additional services offered by AbacoPromo include: Guerilla Marketing, Branding, Personal Selling along with other promotional methods. Mr. Fox got into this line of work when he began helping friends and a small collection of clients with their Business Plans a critical component of any suc cessful business. He found that out of all of the business plan, the most rewarding and intuitive to him was working on clients Promotional Objectives and marketing. His own market research made him realize that consultancy services on Abaco for marketing were lacking and that there are techniques and methods that can help market Abaco businesses that are not cur rently being deployed. A big push for AbacoPromo is so cial media. Engaging the younger market through Facebook and Twitter is becoming increasingly important as part of any busi nesses marketing mix. Mr. Fox recognized this and started with his own business and began pushing AbacoPromo via garnering Twitter followers. Mr. Fox and AbacoPromo can be contacted via futurebradleyfox@gmail. com or via the Twitter handle @Abaco Promo. Carlas Hat Shop now offering services By Samantha Evans hat shops to offer original hats, fascina tors and other head pieces on the island of New Providenc and now he is expanding his business to the Abaco Market. Owner, Keith Albury, makes all of his hats to suit is: the difference between dressed and well dressed. New Providence Market for years and be lieves that it is time to expand his business to another market so he chose Abaco. He stated that he has a lot of clients from Ab aco already but believes that there are still more persons who are unfamiliar with his unique services. He can make hats in all sizes, shapes and colors. wedding, christening or special occasion the island has to offer. Orders are done by special request or can be purchased from his showroom. He can also provide hats for Spring Festivals, tea parties and the like. For more information, he can be con tacted by calling 565-0422. Garden of Life brings healthy living to Abaco By Vernique Russell Garden of Life is a natural and organ ic health store and is proud to be offering a service like theirs on the island. The store will cater to the Central Abaco District and its products can be viewed by request. Owner Florinda Thompson is very excited to launch her business, which has been a desire of hers for a while. She is eager to help locals get their health in or der. She will be offering natural diet sup plements such as Slimquick, Simply Slim, Pure Acai Berry, adults and childrens organics vitamins, organic drinks, meal replacements for health and weight loss, cook books for healthy eating and diet help books. as Billy Blanks, Zumba Fitness, Brazil Butt and more. Her product service will also include natural skin product, bare mineral, proactive, and others. Yoga mats, treadmills, work out gear and elliptical are also available through the services. Interested persons can call the owner at 475-5129 or 375-9032. Garden of Life is committed to taking Abaco to the next level in health care.

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May 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 21 By Mirella Santillo The Christian Counselling Center (CCC) held its second annual fund raising golf tournament on Saturday April 6 at the Treasure Cay Golf Course. The nineteen veteran golf players who attended the fund raising event enjoyed beautiful balmy weather, a lucky break fol lowing two days of heavy rain and an over cast early morning. It was perhaps a little too windy for precise shots, but the players Church News Above: Margaret Smith, Rachael Johnson, Denise Wallace, Ronnie Bootle at the Chris tian Counselling Centers Golf Tournament. made the best of it. After a breakfast of coffee, Danish pastries and fruits prepared by members of the Christian Counselling Center, the teams dispersed at 8:30 am. It took the plete the course and get back to the Club House where a hearty lunch of conch n rice, conch n plantain, ham and pineapple cooked by Ronald Bootle, awaited them. Carrot cake and red velvet cupcakes baked Golf Tournament raises money for The Christian Counselling Center by CCC Director, Margaret Smith, com pleted the fare. Dereck Benjamins team with the prelimi nary results. Two teams were tied with 70. And the best one yet, with a score of 68, comprised of George Riviere, Alex Bayliss and Ina Uebrig who held the closest to the pins record. Still one team was missing. While they waited, the participants visited the auction table that included lots such as a ticket to Nassau, compliment of A&W Travel, a necklace of silver charms and died pearls by Jo-Ann Bradley, a necklace of interchangeable beads given by Yvonne Rolle, a pair of sunglasses donated by Dr. Rogers with Bahama Vision and two prints by artist Marjolein Scott. up, last to return but with the winning score of 66. Among them was Jeffrey Rog ers who boasted the longest drive, Nick Sims, Darren Rogers and Christopher Pin der. They, too, complimented the Chef on the tasty conch n rice. After lunch there was a rush to the auction table with Jeff Rogers and Marga line ticket. It ended up very amiably with one of them giving up. The Christian Counseling Center ad vises people in need of advice and counsel ing during life crisis. Although there is a running expenses, so the Center organizes several fund raising events during the year. It also receives the support of the Lyford Cay Foundation which contributes annu ally. The Golf Tournament was organized by the CCC Chairman, Pastor Benjamin, an avid golfer, with the help of Ms. Smith, Rachael Johnson and a volunteer, Denise Wallace. The third and last fund raising event of the year, the Fun Run Walk, will take place in November.

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Page 22 Section B The Abaconian May 1, 2013 ABACO ISLAND PHARMACY LTD.We have moved! Next to ECC and across from BTC, Marsh Harbour 367.2544 tel 367.6544 faxabacoislanpharmacy@gmail.comPrescriptions Testing Beauty Supplies Vitamins Supplements 8:30am 6pm Sundays 9am 4pm Business Service Directory Abaco Glass Company Window Glass and Mirrors Cut and Installed Commercial Store Fronts Installed and Replaced Don MacKay Blvd. 367-2442 Yale Windows Rentals : Services: Big Cat Equipment THE KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS IS TO MARKET AND PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS ON A CONSISTENT BASIS. One way to get your business known is to start with a BUSINESS CLASSIFIED for only $45 per issue for B&W or opt for our six issue discount rate. Contact Us For More Information 367-3200 or email: abaconiannews@gmail.com GET YOUR BUSINESS KNOWN!! Nassau 242-457-4SOD (4763) or 225-4SOD (4763) Abaco 242-357-6975 Fax: 242-367-2424 GRASS GRASS GRASS From Our Farm to Your Door! We Now Have SOD for Immediate Delivery! Located Don MacKay Blvd and Airport Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard Accepted FOR RENT Small freestanding Oce/Retail Space Located on prime commercial property in the heart of Marsh Habour tourist district 1year lease. $650 per month Contact: 242-367-3596 **NOTICE** Abaco Dry Cleaners has appointed Cleopatra S. Russell of Nassau, Bahamas as representative and noties creditors of Abaco Dry Cleaners to present their claims against the company within 21 days aer the date of the rst publication of the notice or be forever barred from making any claims. All claims should be submitted via email to claims@abacodrycleaners.com, via post to P.O. Box AB 20054, Marsh Harbour, Abaco RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS WANTED TO BUY Wanted to Buy: Commercial Properties or Acreage in Abaco. Fast CASH buyer. Send location and asking price to AbacoLand@ho tmail.com. Casuarina Point, tastefully furnished 3 bed 2 bath house, central air, beach views, 15 mins from Marsh Harb. $1,000/mon. Ph. 367-2431 Guana Cay, 2 bed, 1 bath apt, fully furnished & equipped. $1,100/mo. Also available by the week. Call 904-982-2762 Marsh Harbour, Sky Developers 2 bed/1 bath, furnished, with A/C, washer and drier, water included, $1100/mo. Call Mrs. Green at 367-2660 Marsh Harbour, 3 bed, 2 bath, furnished, central A/C, fenced in yard...Rent to own op tion. For informations call 475-1664 Marsh Harbour, 1 bed, 1 bath home fully funrished, A/C, washer/dryer, the works! For rent or rent to own. Call 475-1664 or 367-4303 Marsh Harbour, Cove Estate, looking to share house with person 50 years or older. Own bedroom and bathroom. Call 554-9580 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color highlight on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale Casuarina, For sale by owner, Lot # 100, across the street from the canal, 75x160. Asking $45,000. Call 367-3472. Serious inqui ries only! Coopers Town, hilltop property w/partial structure, 9,573 sq.ft. Call Sasha Demeritte at 475-3833 or 365-4311 Marsh Harbour, Government Sub, For sale by owner Duplex located in. Large corner lot of land. Can easily be converted into 4 bedroom, 2 bath house. $325,000 Net. Phone 242-342-5066/357-0386. Marsh Harbour, Sweeting Villiage, For sale by owner, 3,200 sq.ft Triplex. 3 2 bed, 2 bath, aprox 1,000 sq.ft each. For details call 367-2289 or 357-6813 The New Plymouth Inn, Located in historic New Plymouth on Green Turtle Cay. The inn features quiet Colonial charm with 11 guest rooms, 50 seat restaurant and bar, garden and porate retreat, school for art, culinary, ocean research or family home. Designated historic landmark, circa 1820. Tax exempt. For sale by the owner of forty years. Priced to sell! Call 1-242-365-4138 or 242-559-9104. Marsh Harbour, Sweetings Villiage 1 bed, apt available for rent, fully furnished w/washer & dryer. Water included. Call 242-577-6571 Marsh Harbour, Sweetings Village, 2 bed, 2 bath home. Hillop lot, surrounding water views, fenced yard REDUCED to $1100 p/m. Call 367-3529 or 577-0016 BUSINESS FOR SALE Retail Business opportunity for sale. Located downtown Marsh Harbour. Contact K. Pinder for more information at 458-0657 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Scotland Cay, Private Island Rare opportu nity, paved 3400 airstrip, paved roads, marina, tropical lagoon & miles of beaches. Beautiful Hawaiian designed HOUSE, 2 bed, 2 bath + 8 slider glass doors & 4 sets of double window for views. Cathedral open beam ceilings. Room to expand. Sits on 1/2 ac of lushly landscaped RIDGE TOP with spectacular views of Ocean coral reefs AND Caribbean Bay. Wraparound deck, diesel gen. 24,000g cistern, Lowest priced home in high end community! Priced well below appraised value at $297k US. 850-9621077 or DebbieWP@att.net

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May 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 23 MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE NEW COLOR OPTIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIFIED Call 367-3200 Fax 367-3677 abaconiannews@gmail.com VEHICLES FOR SALE Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color high light on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com Items for Sale, Employment, Services, Cars & Boats BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Pedal Boat, blue & white with blue canopy. L 93, W 65,H 24.5, weight 110 lbs, capacity 825 lbs. Comfortably seats 3 in front & 2 in back. Like new, used twice $1200. 475-7871 GOTTA GOGOTTA GOGOTTA GOOne 17 open console boa t, ready for engine $ 2,600.00 ONO. One 20 Pro-Line boat ready for engine. $4,300.00 ONO One 20 trailer completely rebuilt, with new parts. $ 17 Hobie Cat, good condition, duty paid, blue hull, vivid sail. Asking $1,600. Located on Tilloo Cay. E-mail: toobluetilloo@yahoo. com 17Angler, 60HP Mercury Comes with dive ter, trailer, excellent condition Selling to up grade, $9,000 call 5599721 or 455-3391 Sea Doo GTX 3 seater. Its in good shape except it needs motor rebuilt. Make offer. Contact 561-628-5251, 561-459-1174 or 242375-8226 BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE 2003 Chevy Avalanche, fully loaded w/ leath er interior, DVD player, 6 disc CD changer, Bose speakers. $22,000 OBO Call 551-4625 2005 T160 Bob Cat w/ bucket, forks & double axle trailer $14,900.00. Call 367-2631 after 6pm 2005 Yamaha V-Star 650CC Motor Bike, Im maculate condition, milage 2,104 w/ added seat and back support, carrying rack & 3 hel mets $9,500.00. Call 367-2631 after 6pm 2007 EZGO Gas Shuttle Golf Cart very good condition, on Scotland Cay. $5000 Call 321-777-0068 or e-mail: n5dl@hotmail.com 2009 Toyota Tacoma silver single cab truck. Low mileage, great condition. Asking $14,500. Call 475-6347 for more details. Get Results Advertise with a Classified Sea Doo L.R.V. 4 seater that is in great shape and is a tremendous ride! Located Scotland Cay. Asking $4250. Contact 561-628-5251, 561-459-1174 or 242-375-8226 20 1980 Holder. Main,two jibs, spinnaker and pole Draft 2 ft. Great day sailor.In wa ter Treasure Cay. Motor available separately. $3000 Duty pd. Terry 365 8128 poppywf@ yahoo,com 25 Spindrift with 9.9 Yamaha outboard mo tor, new sails, newly painted bottom. Located in Marsh Harbour. $3900 Call 242-367-0001, 519-633-3030 or email t_spa@live.com 25 Fly Bridge Bertram, 1963 hull. This boat is a collectors item Has a 10 beam and is 200AEXT 200hp 2005 Yamaha engines w/ counter rotating props Top end speed 40mph. Both engines have just over 500 hrs since new. Great work boat for keys. VHF, Garmin co rio system $20,000 OBO Call 359 6357 30 1997 Mako Special Edition, Cuddy Cabin Fisherman, two 250HP Yamaha outboards, runs well, three new batteries 2013. $29,500. Call Bob Young 1-800-787-2620, ext 27 or email: byoung@ruscomfg.com 28 Blackfin Original outboard con series outboards running, in good condition. Bahamas duty paid and registered.Tower with dual station controls Forward cabin with head 110v dockside plug in 18k or best offerBoat is located at Lighthouse Marina Abaco Bahamas phone 242 366-0154 or 305 735-8550 31 Tiara, 1990, Duty paid. Tuna tower. Needs engine wk. $20k obo. Truman major HT (242) 366-0101. Peggy FL (561) 789-3996 34 DEHLER Sloop in very good condition, Yanmar Diesel Engine 27HP, with only 600 working hours. Well equipped i.e. Spinnaker, Wind Generator. Located in Abaco, Duty paid. Asking US $34.000,Email: chiemgau@live.de 39 Mainship fast trawler, twin Yanmar die sels, gen, dinghy, recent bottom paint, cruise ready. Motivated seller. $149,000. Email con chedout2@aol.com Pro-Form 770 EKG Treadmill, s pace saver with quite cushion deck and mat $575.00 Call 367-2631 after 6pm

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May 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 9 MAY 1st, 2013 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAIDWEST PALM BCH FLPermit NO 4595Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service RequestedFishing tournaments occupy anglers, boost economy MPs tour Cays South Abaco bids farewell to administrator By Jennifer Hudson Please see Admin Page 5 Above: (left to right) South Abaco Chief Councilor Stanley White, Senior Island Admin. Preston Cunningham, and former South Abaco Admin. Joshua Smith at Mr. Smiths farewell party. Fish on! Tournament season is here and anxious anglers have been catching more than sunburns. Clockwise from top left hand corner: Pandemonium the na Cay leg; Ashley Knowles and Sid Roberts the top an glers in the 43rd Abaco Anglers Fishing Tournament; Reel Lax victors of Signature Series Leg I; Phyllis and Jeff Al bury with the Tournament winning Dolphin in the Man-OWar Offshore Fishing Tournament (photo courtesy of Jim Albertson). For all the tournament updates please see page 20. Abacos MPs Renardo Curry, left, and Edison Key, right, toured businesses and met with residents on Elbow Cay and Man-O-War to get a feel for each communitys needs. See page 2.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2013 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com MPs take a hands on approachBy Timothy Roberts The Cays Above: Abacos two Members of Parliament tour Hope Town. Left to right: Ashley Knowles, Alexander Flowers, Edison Key, Renardo Curry, Jeremy Sweeting and Donnie Carey.. Tranquil Turtle celebrates with KalikBy Timothy Roberts Please see Turtle Page 22

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May 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 South Abaco Admin From Page 1 Clinic opens at Schooner BayBy Jennifer Hudson Please see Clinic Page 6

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian May 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 South Abaco Clinic From Page 5 Above: Schooner Bay Clinics Nurse Davis taking a workers blood pressure. Lightbourn Farm proves hydroponic concept on AbacoBy Jennifer Hudson By Mirella Santillo Rotaract members landscape Airport RoundaboutAbove: Rotaract members with Rotary advisor, Jo-Anne Bradley, during the Airport Roundabout cleanup. Please see Farm Page 7

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May 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 South Abaco Farm From Page 6 Above: Michael Lightbourne at he and his wifes (Jennifer) farm at Schooner Bay. Or ganic and hydroponic produce are their specialty. Schooner Bay Harbour Village progressesBy Jennifer Hudson Association elects new members

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2013 From the Editor's Desk // Glue The Abaconian Bradley M. Albury Editor-in-Chief AB 20213 Marsh Harbour Abaco, The BahamasLogo Photo Credit: Tuppy Weatherford Reporters/Freelance Contributors: Canishka Alexander, Samantha Evans, Jennifer Hudson, Timothy Roberts, Mirella Santillo, Rashida Murray, Lee Pinderen Phone 242-367-3200 FAX 242-367-3677 AbaconianNews@gmail.com Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9 Abacos most complete newspaper.2022 Aero Circle New Smyrna Beach FL. 321687,500 copies Published twice monthlyFree at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rates: $20.00 Abaco $25 other Bahamas (One Year) $45.00 USA $65 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Order The Abaconian TodayJUNE 2012Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail or Tel # 24 issues US$ or B$ Above subscription is a gift from: $45 USA via 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas via surface $20 to Abaco US$65 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: 2022 Aero Circle, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32168 or: P.O. Box AB 20213, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below Why subscribe?The Abaconian will keep you informed on issues such as: Master Card VisaWE NOW ACCEPT MASTER CARD/VISA Community Calendar May is Red Cross Month

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May 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Letters to the Editor Laziness is NOT a Handicap Takers Please see Letters Page 21

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2013 MOM Central & All Abaco By Canishka Alexander Woslee Construction, its sub-contractors aim to support local Bahamians Simmons Construction continues road repairBy Canishka Alexander Left to right: Noel Clarke, Woslees asst. superintendent; MP for North Abaco Renardo Curry and Don Wilmott, general superintendent, tour the Teachers and Salaried Work ers Business Complex on April 15. Please see Woslee Page 16

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May 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 17 Central & All Abaco Browns Bay Restoration Project slated for three week completionBy Samantha Evans Abaco Cancer Society in desperate need By Samantha Evans Abaco taxi drivers to unionize

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2013 Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and oors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web site:abacomarbleandgranite.com By Jennifer Hudson Central & All Abaco Community concerned about littering By Timothy Roberts Constitutional Commission holds town meetingsAbove: Constitutional Commission members (left to right: Michael Albury, Loren Klein and Carl Bethel) along with Senior Island Administrator Preston Cunningham after the town meeting in Marsh Harbour. Meetings were also held on Moores Island and in North Abaco.

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2013 Gone Fishing: Tournament News Press Release Pandemonium opens BBC Season with a big win tournament enjoyed by organizers, participants By Canishka Alexander Man-O-War Offshore Fishing Tournament reels in the big onesBy Timothy Roberts Please see Offshore Page 21

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May 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 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 Gone Fishing Offshore From Page 20 Abaco Anglers celebrates forty three years Letters From Page 9 Garden Hose Surprise Letters to the Editor

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian May 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 2012Honesty and Quality You Can Count OnBrandon Thompson242-357-6532 Dock Construction Boat Lifts And Much More...Offering unsurpassed attention to detail with almost two decades of hands on experienceContact us today! www.lbtmarine.com bthompson@lbtmarine.com Cell: 242-357-6532 Ph/Fax: 242-367-2704 Specializing in Residential & Commercial Real Estate throughout The Abacos HOPE TOWN HIDEAWAYSFresca Situated in a brand new development, this spacious 4 bed, 4 bath home features hardwood oor & private pool. Decks allow you to enjoy Atlantic views & breezes. Short walk to beach or On Da Beach Bar & Grill, and quick golf cart ride from Hope Town village. Sleeps 8. Starting at $3,000/wk plus tax A Tranquil Landing Beautiful 3 bed, 2 bath home overlooking the Hope Town Harbour with amazing views and spectacular sunsets! Private dock and gazebo. Convenient to everything. Sleeps 6. Starting at $2,700/wk plus tax Atlantic Horizons This oceanfront 3 bed, 3 bath home in Tahiti Beach w/360 degree views is perched on edge of Atlantic Ocean with bountiful decks (shade & sun), a freshwater pool and elevated vistas of the chain of islands & cays. Sleeps 6. Starting at $3,500/wk plus tax Breezy Palms This 5 bed, 5.5 bath beachfront house consists of 3 structures joined by decks with private pool. Features include a spacious kitchen and each pod has a kitchenette and sitting room. $3.5 M USD Paradise This custom designed 4 bed, 3 bath luxury estate with 2 bed, 1 bath guest house stretches from Atlantic Ocean to White Sound & Sea of Abaco. Perched on high dune complete with pool & dock. $4.7 M USD Donald Seas Beautiful 3B, 2B home w/gazebo leading to private dock on White Sound. Features include wraparound covered verandah & great views of the Sea of Abaco. Oered with addl waterfront lot. $1.9 M USD Barefoot Bay This 6 bed, 4.5 bath home oers amazing views of Tilloo Cut and Tahiti Beach. Expansive decks connect main house and two adjoining private quarters. Great for large families! $1.875 M USD Turtle Run Luxurious 5 bed, 5 bath waterfront home w/ pool and dock slip in Marnies Landing. This perfectly maintained, turnkey island home is a great investment. $3.39 M USD Town Break Newly redecorated with high end furnishings, this fabulous ocean front 6 bed, 4 bath home is located in Hope Town village on a secluded beach. Great Rental History! $1.45 M BSD The Cays Turtle From Page 2 New exhibit opened at the Albert Lowe MuseumBy Mirella Santillo

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May 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive Shops Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour . ..................... 367-2963 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 . ................ 367-2936 . ......................... 367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure . ............................... 577-0004 Adventure on Prozac T Cay . ............................ 365-8749 . ...................... 365-4411 . ........................... 365-8506 . .......... 367-2787 . ............. 366-0024 Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is . ........................... 367-2266 AirGate Aviation New Smyrna Beach.....................................367-1900 American Eagle Miami . ..................................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud . ............................ 367-2095 Regional Freeport ............................................................... 367-0446 Silver Airline Orlando 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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May 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 9 MAY 1st, 2013 Abaco Judo team KOs national competition Above: Abaco Judo Club players, coaches, family and friends and Mr. DArcy Rahming, President Bahamas Judo Federation. Of the twelve divisions, Abaco won ten. Gold medal winners included: Sebastian Parr, John Pintard II, William Russell, Maximus Andrews,Taryn Carroll, Dre Hall, Desmond Bootle, Desmondo Bootle, Ozeke Swain Ben Belotte. Silver medal winners included: Nikhai Johnson, Brad Cooper, Azzari Simmons, Colin Albury, Rebecca Strachan, Jarret Clark. For the whole story see page 17. Thanks to the efforts of students, school faculty, and Forest Heights ecoclub (headed by Rebecca Strachan and Colby Cross) the school learned it would receive the prestigious Eco-Schools Green Flag award. On April 25, representatives from the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of the Award were on hand for a special as schools new garden also occurred. Some of the efforts that convinced initiatives such as campus-wide recycling, planting of native species, and the use of eco-containers at lunch. the ceremony. Lindsey Borsz, teacher and advisor to the Eco Club along with Shane through the new garden planted on the school grounds. What once was a plot of land covered in invasive species and tan gled vines, students had turned into, over the course of a few weeks, into a native garden area that can be used for art class, relaxation by the students and for biology classes. At the end of the tour FHA Princi pal James Richard called a full assembly Forest Heights awarded with Green Flag at special assemblyPlease see Eco Page 2 Heights special assembly to receive the Green Flag award. Forest Heights is the second school on Abaco to receive the prestigious award.

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian May 1, 2013 By Canishka Alexander During the week of April 15, tenth and eleventh grade students of Abaco Cen tral High School (ACH) were engaged in a mural project under the direction of their art teacher: Stacia Pitt. While seated in the art classroom with several students, Pitt explained that the students wanted to beautify the school compound and to show off their creative skills through the mural project. She said that their work has shown how much they have learned over the past two to three years with their use of acrylic School & Youth News paint that brought to life a vivid and bril liantly colorful underwater scene at the schools entrance and surrounding walls. I want the community to know that the students of ACH are working, she proudly stated. I have a Grade 10 [class] of 35 students, so each student has a block or space to work on. The students are now preparing for BGCSE and BJC [examina tions], so all other exhibitions and competi tions are already completed. One of her students, Clauder St. Fleur, talked about how the art classes have impacted his life. He described Pitt ACH engages students in mural project students. as a nice person, who has inspired his work and made him a changed person all together. Working with her is a pleasure, coursework requirements for art, Clauder is completing a night lamp, which he and Pitt named Tree of Life. Although the lamp is incomplete, he will install a rod to hold half of a coconut to which he will suspend a light bulb to complete it. Some of the materials he used for the piece were plywood, a chisel to carve out the leaves, driftwood and varnish paint. Clauder said that the driftwood depicts un on the leaf will appear to bring life to the leaf. Another student named Matnisha Louis also shared her appreciation of art, but she said that she is not functioning at the level she would like to see. She talked about the challenges of working in a class room that is too small and hot making it uncomfortable to work in, and there is the challenge of not having the proper materi als to create her pieces. I think we should have a separate building with air-conditioning and a proper storage room a big room just for art, Matnisha suggested. You can concentrate when you are relaxed, not when you are in the heat and sweating. for the presentation of the Green Flag. Re marks by Tourisms Wynsome Ferguson After the ceremony students went to representing their accomplishment. in The Bahamas. Abaco claims two: Hope Town Primary School and now Forest Heights Academy.Eco From Page 1 Above: students watch as the Green Flag is raised on campus.

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian May 1, 2013 Above: Central Abaco Primary School students perform a dramatic piece, during the recent E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Abaco Adjudications. (BIS Photo / Eric Rose) Above: Crossing Rocks Primary School students dance to "I'm Proud to be a Bahamian", during the recent E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Abaco Adjudications in Crossing Rocks, Abaco. (BIS Photo / Eric Rose) Above: Sherlin C. Bootle High School students perform a scene from a skit about Mr. Sherlin Bootle, humourously depicting his role in delivering babies, during the recent E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Abaco Adjudications, at the Cooper's Town school. (BIS Photo / Eric Rose) National Arts Festival: A look across AbacoAbove: Man-O-War Primary School students sing a medley of island songs, including original songs about their island and boats, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Abaco Adjudications on the island, on April 16, 2013. (BIS Photo /Eric Rose)

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May 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 ABACO FREIGHT COURIER SERVICESOcean Air 6671 W Indiantown Rd, Suite 50-453 Jupiter, Florida 33458 Walk-in and special handling nick@abacofreight.com Nick Mazzeo 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 School & Youth News By Mirella Santillo On the 16 of April, schools in The Bahamas celebrated forty years of indepen dence during special assemblies. At Abaco Central High School, in Murphy Town, the guest of honour was Basil McHardy, the Long Island District Superintendent of Education. That title was not what brought him to Abaco, but the distinction of having 1985 to 1992. Returning to Abaco Central High School after more than twenty years was a very emotional experience for Mr. McHar dy, as he inspected the campusnow much larger than when he took overand re newed acquaintances with some of his former students and teachers. He made his approach towards the as sembly grounds, led by a teacher. As he walked towards his reserved seat in front of the assembly, he was greeted by a stand ing ovation. Before taking his place next to Dr. Lenora Black, he stopped to greet his former students assembled together under a tent. The event was moderated by two students, Conrad Cornish and Gina Ray mondville, who announced the mornings agenda. As usual at ACH, students participated in the events entertainment by danc ing, playing musical pieces, acting in skits and reciting poetry. The Principal, Mr. Ricardo Ferguson welcomed the former Principal, recogniz ing his achievements, calling him a true hero. Quoting the theme of the day Bridge to the future...the journey continues, he told Mr. McHardy You have indeed built a bridge to the future.. that your children and grand-children will be proud of. Dr. Black also addressed a warm wel come to her colleague who, she said, was celebrated as a hero, adding that he must be proud of his former students. Mention ing the 40 years of Independence, she said advised the people to Google its meaning: the implication being that 40 is an impor tant number in the Bible, a number used by God to represent a period of testing or judgement. She praised the school, saying that Mr. McHardy should be pleased to know that ACH was mentioned in a recent Dis trict discussion, not for any mischiefs, but for the level of civility observed in the de portment of its students. To celebrate the tastes, smells, sounds and sights of The Bahamas, students passed around small bites of caviar and goat cheese; they presented testers sprayed with perfume made in The Baha mas, played Bahamian music and showed posters representing views of several Ba hamian islands. The former students took the stage to acknowledge their Principal, admitting regrets not to have heeded more of his ad vice. They reminisced on their time at the school, even jokingly confessing to acts of mischief which culprits had never been found by the Principal. In his address to the assembly, Mr. McHardy talked about the time when the highschoolthen an AllAge schoolwas First ACH principal returns for Independence CeremonyAbove: First ACH principal Basil McHardy (suit, center-right) with former students and staff. in Spring City. The school buildings had been donated by former investors upon leaving the island and were falling apart. He gave a brief synopsis of his career in education which started in 1968, bring ing him to Abaco in 1984. On Abaco, he met an old acquaintance of his, a former Principal from Long Island, Hugh Cotis, who helped him settle on the island. After one and a half years in Spring City, the school was moved to its present location, in a brand new building painted aqua and white, he recalled, the key of Archer, in front of the whole community. At the time the student population was 147. When he left in 1992, it had in creased to 400. Standing here, admitted Mr. McHardy, I feel pride and emotion. He reminisced on former students and teachers, asking about them; remem high school to participate in Junkanoo in Nassau. We were not afraid to step out, he said. He ended his address by urging the nese proverb: A journey of 1000 miles Partaking of refreshments in the teachers lounge after the ceremony reenforced the togetherness of present and former Abaco Central High School admin istrators and alumni. Coopers Town Primary School continues to strive for betterBy Vernique Russell The Coopers Town Primary School is alive, well and kicking as they progress through this school term. They have had an exciting school year thus far, boasting many successful in-house activities. Some of their most recent successes are their commonwealth extravaganza, Most Out standing Students Foundation crowning, and Sports Day. All of the aforementioned events provided an outlet for their students to shine. Sports day, of course, was a high light. They are now currently preparing for the big event in Marsh Harbour at the Inter-island competition. The sixth grade class is also getting ready for their own big event as they prepare for GLAT followed by graduation. More than a dozen of the classes were recognized for their achievement during the school year and received their med als from the Bahamas Most Outstanding Student Foundation for having achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The students were also recognized for their athletic accomplishment by the asso ciation. Graduation is in early Junev v Teachers at the school have worked extremely hard to ensure the students received the best education possible. Like any other school they have had their bumps along the way but nothing that they could not overcome. They are certain that it only can get better at this point.

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian May 1, 2013 School & Youth News By Samantha Evans Friday morning April 12, 2013, was a glorious day for twenty-four second graders who were all excited to take part in the district Grade Two Spelling Bee. This event was held at St. Andrews Methodist Church Hall in Dundas Town and began at 10am. The hall was packed to capacity as parents and well-wishers were all present to cheer their favorite students on. The students spent eight rounds on the seen list and seven rounds on the unseen list. There were many very good spellers in this competition so it was a stiff one from start to At the end of the competition the top three winners were named as follows: third place Kymano Bain of Crossing Rocks Primary School, second place Christian Bethel of Amy Roberts Primary School and the winner Nathenial McHardy of Central Abaco Primary School. The top three students received a tro organizer of this competition was Eunice Mills. Central Abaco Primary School wins grade two spelling beeAbove: Nathenial McHardy of CAPS, second place Christian Bethel of Amy Roberts Pri mary and Kymano Bain of Crossing Rocks Primary. Dundas Town Township Chairman pleased with BGCSE classes offeredBy Samantha Evans Math and English BGCSE classes began for students sitting these two exams in in the English class and ten students in the Math class. The classes were held once weekly with Math on Tuesday and English on Wednesday. According to Chairman Faron New bold, the intent was to give senior students of his township a chance to get better scores on their exams with their help. He notes that some parents cannot afford ex tra help for their children so the Township made these classes available. He is pleased with the expertise brought by the two educators, Lauren Riviere and Samantha V. Evans who taught the Math and English classes respectively. He stated that these ladies went beyond what was required and expected of them over the 15 week period slotted for these sessions. In fact, the classes are slated to end on May 8 but both ladies have agreed to extend the classes as needed to offer these students additional help free of charge. His committee is pleased that these ladies share their vision of building communities and helping empower the youth. Newbold stated that even after the deadline had passed and the student quota met, persons still continued to call which resulted in them having to turn people away but he wants to ensure the communi ty that these classes will begin earlier next year to give more students the help needed. Information on the new BGCSE class schedule will be made available soon after these classes end. Veteran educator honoured in Treasure CayBy Vernique Russell To teach is to touch a life forever. With that quote in mind, the PTA of Trea sure Cay Primary School, along with the staff, parents and well wishes gathered to say thank you to a veteran educator who 40 years. A special assembly was hosted at the Treasure Cay Primary School ground to pay homage to Anne C. Bootle who has served at the school as a teacher and prin cipal for many years. Bootle is no stranger sixties. Bootle has worked in several communities on the island and currently contributes to the success of the Every Child Counts institution. The assembly in her honour was held and dedicated that she has contributed to the local community of Treasure Cay. She was honored and referred to as a giant in and parents expressed their kind thoughts of the life and work of the honoree. Special renditions of songs, poetry and dance also rang forth on the honoree behalf. The assembly was followed by a light reception. The honouree was overwhelmed by the showers of appreciation and expressed her sincere thanks. She was extremely grateful that her contribution to the devel opment of North Abaco has been noted. She expressed that no monetary gain can relate to the joy she receives when she see her former students making prominent contribution in the community. She is just grateful that she had the chance to mold the generation.

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May 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 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 Box Spring....en-GB$120en-GB Twin 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 Box en-GB Spring en-GB$465..SALE en-GB$430en-GB King Orthopedic Mattress & Box en-GB Spring en-GB$680..SALE en-GB$640en-GB Serta Queen Pillow Top en-GB Mattress en-GB$440..SALE en-GB$390en-GB Full Memory Foamen-GB Mattress en-GB$620..SALE en-GB$400 en-GBGEen-GB Adirondack Chairs with Ottoman $275 SALE PRICE $220 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 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 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 High school diploma classes offeredBy Vernique Russell If you were not fortunate to complete high school and wish too, your opportunity is here. This June, Gift of Life Consultant Group will be offering a high school diplo ma course. The course can be completed anywhere between 2-6 months depending on the speed of the individual. School & Youth News By Canishka Alexander The Haitian Youth Educational Meth ods Committee of Scouting report for the month of April began with a steadfast theme of: Working Together With Other People and Thinking of Them Above One self. Reverend Pastor Lucien Cledillon, scout leader of the 50th Bahamas Scout Group of Abaco, encouraged the commu nity to tell, share, support and join them in making a difference for boys and girls involved in scouting. The Scout Movement educational movement for young people, open to all without distinction of origin, race, or creed, in accordance with the purpose, principles and method conceived by the Founder: Lt. general Robert BadenPowell. Revd Pastor Cledillon explained that the purpose of the Scout Movement is to contribute to the development and educa tion of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as individuals, as responsible citi zens, and as they function in their local, national and international communities. He added that the essential charac teristics of scouting sets out to promote a system of values based on its fundamental principles of duty to God; duty to others; and duty to self. We are Christian scouters, who want to support and encourage young people to become Christians for Christ through scouting ministries, [and through] a living code of conduct for children, and young people, [and] safety within their homes, schools and other institutions, he noted. Beyond pastoring the Feed My Sheep Church of God, Revd Pastor Cledillons Study Diploma at Bible Institute of Theology Caribbean International; Logos Bible Institute; and he attended the Atlantic Col lege and Theological Seminary in Nassau where he studied Psychological Characteristics Study in Development of Young People and Child Behaviour. Revd Pastor Lucien Cledillon invites all boys and girls on Abaco to join the scouts weekly on Saturdays for training from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., which are the hours designated for boys; and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. for the females at Feed My Sheep Church of God in Marsh Harbour. If you have additional questions about the 50th Bahamas Scout Group of Abaco program, visit the Scout Association of The Bahamas Web site at:http://www. scoutbahamas.org, or e-mail him at: luc iencledillon@ymail.com. Contact Revd Pastor Lucien Cledillon directly on his mobile number at 559-9907.Scout leader urges youth to join scouting program fering the course on Abaco and has done the course on Andros, Eleuthera and Exuma. The program is offered through a high school out of Florida and is recognized and approved by the Ministry of Education. David Moore has responsibility for the program in Abaco and is encouraging anyone who has not completed high school to sign up. He says that the program is af fordable and completely online which al lows students to work at their pace. He further stated that anyone hoping to be em ployed must equip himself or herself to be a candidate. Interested person can contact Mr. Moore at 242-525-8052 for more informa tion. Whit Monday Family Day in the Park to be held in Treasure CayBy Vernique Russell Beneath My Smile Organization will host a day of family fun and entertain ment at the Don Corbett Basketball Court in Treasure Cay. The fun day will bring families and friends together to enjoy down home cooked meal, recreational games and activities and socializing time. The activities for the day will include many games such as basketball, volleyball, hopscotch, bat and ball, dodge ball and many more. It is being held in the spirit of empowering the family and to strengthen the community for the betterment of our future. All food and drinks will be free. The fun day will begin at 11 am until. All are invited to attend. Professional Training Workshop held for school administrators By Canishka Alexander Makia Gibson, founder and proj ect manager of the Say Yes to Education Foundation, met with administrators, and persons responsible for monitoring and evaluating teachers on April 13 during a Professional Training Workshop at Abaco Central High School. Dr. Marian Robert son-Baghel, a Scottish-Canadian educator with 30 years of teaching experience, fa cilitated one of the sessions having accom panied Gibson to the workshop. Dr. Robertson-Baghel explained that the area to look at is teacher evaluation. She said that teachers and administrators worldwide view the process as stressful, hectic and daunting. Today, we are trying to put it into a new context in which there is a shared responsibility to look at improving the teacher quality, and to improve and enrich the life experience and outcome of students in the classrooms, Dr. Robertson-Baghel stated. According to Gibson, global research also suggests that teacher evaluations are something that teachers worry about, and that teachers tend to put on a performance. Bahamian teachers are like teachers everywhere, he observed. There needs to be a shift for them to see the principal Please see Workshop Page 8

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian May 1, 2013 as a colleague and leader that they can go to for advice. Gibson went on to list a number of tional education that will be useful to what is done in our country because, as he put it, a great deal of the success of educa tion is hinged on the quality of teachers and teaching. No teacher in the world sets out to be the worst teacher a child has; I think every teacher wants to do the best job, he reasoned. We see it as our goal through teachers to be the best that they can be by doing research. He agreed that evaluations should be ongoing if they are to be effective. Gibson suggested that teachers be seen on a daily or weekly basis and have ongoing conversations on how to improve professional practice. He warned that the evalua tion process should not be a tool to punish teachers, but to engage them in conversa tions about student outcomes. As an educator, Gibson was fortu nate to work in other countries as an in ternational educator. However, on a local level, he did not see where educators were achieving the same levels of success even School & Youth News Workshop From Page 7 though it was not for want of trying, nor for lack of passion or love for education. For teachers who fall below an ac ceptable standard, Gibson said it is impor tant to talk to teachers about what the ex pectations are for them, and to work with them to develop the tools to ensure that they meet the standard. Its like any profession in the world you get better with time, he empha sized. But, we dont want to look at what a teacher is at any point in time or any to see it as an opportunity to grow. The Department of Educations Dis trict Superintendent Dr. Lenora Black said that it is important to focus on adminis trators at this time who serve as primary evaluators in our schools. This group in cludes: principals, vice principals, senior assistants, grade level heads, and subject coordinators who serve as administrative tiers in various schools. Back in January, teachers and admin istrators attended a Literacy and Numeracy Workshop at the Faith Convention Center with Makia Gibson and Dr. Marian Robertson-Baghel. The Say Yes to Education Foundations mission is to grant equal ac cess to quality education for students and teachers. Above: Teachers and administrators at the Professional Training Workshop held on April 13. Yellow Elder House wins CAPS sports meetBy Samantha Evans Central Abaco Primary School held their house sports on Thursday and Fri day April 18 and 19, at the Murphy Town held including soft throw, long jump and short putt. Flamingo House dominated the On Friday, all of the races took place as the entire school body was there to represent their respective houses. Parents came out to cheer. The top athletes of the day were: Evante Lauran and Daelyn Delancy-under 8, Shavante Roberts and James Delia-un der 10, Briana Fenelus and Robert Russell-under 12, and Tanae Roberts and Ken Cornish-under 14. The House with the most points was Yellow Elder House with 442 points. Captain Roberts House coordinates busy April schedule in GTCPress Release The Captain Roberts House on Green Turtle Cay hosted a week of Yoga classes for the entire Amy Roberts Elementary School. Grades 1 through 6 practiced the Indian Art of stretching and balancing poses. Visiting Instructor of Yoga, Louise Des allowing them to imagine themselves as ons. One hour of instruction resulted in a relaxed and quiet concentration. Each stu dent was asked to focus and be aware of how to bring internal calm. This learned activity can bring peace to any stress in life. The Captain Roberts House also hosted over 200 school children from Nassau, Freeport and Abaco during the months of March and April. Volunteers guided the students outside to observe classic symside for a discussion about marine life with Medicine, shared his knowledge of how to survive with an in depth look at the plants which can be used to lower a fever, strengthen your back, soothe the skin, hold even be combined to make shampoo. Friends of the Environment representatives, Olivia Patterson and Lindsey McCoy, joined the Amy Roberts Elementary School and The Captain Roberts House in a Native Plant Program in April. Partici pants were asked to remove an invasive Hawaiian Grape Plant and in exchange, receive a Native Plant, such as Silver Buttonwood or Coco Plum. Native Plants were used in the landscap ing of the school and afterwards a garden reception, lecture and dinner was held by tain Roberts House. The Island Roots Heritage Festival on Green Turtle Cay May 3rd and 4th will Captain Roberts House on Parliment Street will be open at noon both days and At four o'clock on Friday and Saturday, please garden serving sandwiches and sweets. Included will be Bush Medicine Lectures and Bush Tea.

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May 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 Sports By Mirella Santillo The April 7 soccer game between Ab acom United and Hope Town Showstoppers was a decisive one for Abacom United which, with 17 points, now has a lead of 4 points over Fresh. The afternoon started with a game between The Marsh Harbour Show-Offs and the Treasure Cay Heat. The Show-Offs played one of their best matches, not giving a chance to the opposite team to score. They won 2-0 which brought them up three points, but still not enough to move up from their current ranking in the league. The second game between Abacom United and Hope Town Showstoppers was pretty even with the two teams on the de fensive. At half time the score was 1-1. The weather was building up and the match ended under the rain. A goal from Villard Fenelus gave Abacom United its victory of 2-1. The April 21 session will be the preliminary rounds of the knockout cup. held on May 5. On May 12 Abaco Heat will play against the Showstoppers and the ShowOffs will take on Flesh in the second game. On May 19 there will be an exhibi tion game versus a team from Nassau fol The season will continue with two more games on May 26 and an Indepen dence Celebration Tournament in June. Abacom United takes a four point lead in the Soccer leagueAbove: Abacom (in green) going for the ball.Law Enforcement Torch Run to be held May 13The Law Enforcement Torch Run, which raises awareness for the Special Olympics, will be held on May 13. The run will start at the Airport Roundabout in Marsh Harbour and concontinue right from the light for mile then turning and ending at the Every Child Counts School. Italian lunches will be for sale to raise money for transporting the athletes to Nassau for the Nationals. Music and enter tainment will also be featured. Five Star Ag and Turf By Canishka Alexander Christopher Pinder, CEO of Five Star Ag & Turf Ltd, stood watching the work being carried out on April 15 at the Murphy Town Ball Field by two of his em ployees. With the grass being fertilized in Using a tractor with a rock crusher a blecavator, the rock crusher rotavated and buried the rock keeping the soil on top. Blecavators are customarily used for Please see Turf Page 10

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Ishmael Morley of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture was pleased with the work, and thanked corporate citi zens like Mr. Pinder and Mr. Ben for their generous donation to the baseball and soft ball upcoming season. SportsTurf From Page 9 Press Release The Abaco Swim Club has just re turned from another swim meet in Nassau. Team Orca hosted this two-day time meet on the weekend of April 19-20. ASC took 16 swimmers to try for qualifying times for Nationals this coming June. Each swim mer made personal best times in many of their events. Making a big splash were newcom ers to the team, Noah Albury and Nicho las Hull. Noah, who is in the 8 & Under group, impressed his coaches and the parents in the stands by not only meeting his qualifying time for 50M Backstroke, but surpassing it to achieve a 9-10 age group time. Nicholas also had two top 6 This year will be the second Nation als for the teams youngest swimmers, Addsion Albury and Maddox Pinder. Despite Maddoxs small size, he consistently ASC has aid they are expecting big things from Paxton Albury, Hiana Hicks, Carys Pinder and Emily Sims this year. This group of girls is in the 8 & Under age group as well and continue to improve their times by leaps and bounds. Roman Pinder, in the 9 10 age Abaco Swim Club leads improved team into Nationalsgroup, is proving to be quite a powerhouse top 5 of his age group at this meet. Taylor Albury, Taryn Carroll, Mack enzie Dam and Jewel Pinder have also proven themselves to be formidable in the water. This group of 9-10 year olds have brought home individual and relay medals each year they have been to Nationals. Kate Sims, while the oldest swimmer representing ASC at this meet, is also one of the smallest. She has worked very hard this past year to improve on her times, par ticularly in the longer distance events and said she is geared up to make her mark this year. The 2013 RBC Bahamas National Swimming Championships is scheduled to take place on the 20-23 of June. Above: Abaco Swim Clubs team at the recent Orca Swim Meet. Kiana Hicks, Emily Sims, Ryan Knowles, Addison Albury, Paxton Albury, Brayden Dam, Noah Albury,Carys Pinder, Nicholas Hull, Taylor Albury, Maddox Pinder, Roman Pinder, Kate Sims, Mack enzie Dam, Taryn Carroll and Jewel Pinder.CARIFTA girls ready for NationalsAt the recent Orca Swim Meet in Nassau on April 19 20, Albury and Lilly awards in their respective age groups. Al bury and Lilly both competed, along with fellow swimmer Miller Albury, at the re cent CARIFTA Games Swim Events. Albury, swimming in the 13-14 age and 100 Freestyle. Alburys younger sister, Lilly, is quickly making a name for herself as well. place in 50 Breast, 200 Inter Medley, 200 Breast and 100 Breast. She also took a sec ond place in 100 Freestyle. mas National Swimming Championships, which occur later in June. Woslee Construction makes donation to Abaco Softball AssociationBy Canishka Alexander Its a godsend to have Don helping us out. Softball would not be started with out Don and Woslee Construction helping us out, according to Cay Mills, president of the Abaco Softball Amateur Associa tion. Please see Softball Page 11

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May 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 As he publicly thanked Woslee Con struction on April 15, Mills was grateful for Woslee Constructions generosity in giving some much-needed renovation to the softball facility at the Murphy Town Ball Field. Mills said that the company has come in at short notice and has pledged to provide shade over the bleachers. In turn, Wilmott also expressed thanks to Mills for allowing them to part ner with the association in carrying out this assignment. He said that Ashley Glinton, president of Woslee Construction, was pleased to assist the association. He in troduced Mills to Noel Clarke, assistant superintendent, who will be heading that particular project. Sports Softball From Page 10 I thank him in advance for it; Ab aco thanks him because its an all-Abaco [sport], Mills said, gratefully. For the ing, Man-O-War, Coopers Town. Were going to have a big league, and its going to be exciting this year. Mills added that softball is the only recognizable sport on Abaco, and that he is looking forward to hosting 300 people at each game. Wilmott assured him that work would commence in the middle of April. I am glad that Woslee came on board to help us with our kids because any company that thinks about the kids, thinks about the future, Mills surmised. Above: ASA President Cay Mills, center, along with Woslee Constructions Don Wilmott (right) and Noel Clarke. By Canishka Alexander Last month, the Abaco Softball As sociation (ASA) welcomed a new team to the league. Playing for the Hope Town Wreckers was: Wayne Reckley; Dwayne Reckley; Corey Engle; Aaron Knowles; Ryan Cash; Shawn Thompson; Adrian Biff Henchell; Scott Alderson; Andrew Russell; Rashad Reckley; Cordero Rus sell; Bobby Vetter; Pat McCully; Shane Cash; and Jamie Williams. Returning DNR Sluggers players ers in a three-inning scrimmage game. Al Scrimmage games lead off 2013 Softball SeasonAbove: DNR Pitcher Thomas Machine Gun Kelly pitches a fast ball to Aaron Knowles of the Wreckers, who takes a powerful swing. though new players, the Wreckers demonstrated that they are a force to be reckoned with. As the two opponents rallied against emerged as the winners beating the DNR Sluggers 3 to 2. Advancing on to their second game of the night, the Wreckers met the Cre ters Bulldogs next. Of course, Creters Bulldogs is a veteran team that represented Abaco at the championships in Nassau, so Please see Scrimmage Page 16

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian May 1, 2013 they were a much tougher opponent. The Wreckers were unable to score a single point in this particular game; however, the Bulldogs captured four points to win. Cay Mills, ASA president, was ex cited upon returning to the sport of soft ball after numerous years, and expressed that he is looking forward to the challenges that he will overcome as softball president. Mills plans to host games at the softball as well. However, in the meantime, he encouraged supporters of the sport to at tend the games at the Murphy Town Ball Field with their families because it will be a family-oriented environment. Mills has also been garnering the support of corporate sponsors as well, and on April 15, Five Star Ag and Turf CEO Christopher Pinder made a $5,000 donation to the association. Extensive work was that they used tractors with a rock crusher and blecavator to ground up the large rocks the smaller-sized rocks bringing the soil to the top. The following day, they leveled Ishmael Morley of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture was also at the the support of Five Star Ag and Turf. area will come from Woslee Construc tion whose General Superintendent Don Wilmott, and Noel Clarke, assistant super intendent, agreed to provide shade over the bleachers for team players and supporters. SportsScrimmage From Page 11 Nevertheless, another game was held between DNR Sluggers and the Destroyers from North Abaco on April 20. The De stroyers has seasoned pitchers like Freddie Skipper Cornish and Oscar Togo Rolle at the helm, while the DNR Sluggers is represented by Thomas Machine Gun Kelly and Crayford Hannah. The two teams went head to head in an intense game that lasted seven innings. However, the DNR Sluggers were demolished by the Destroyers. The Destroyers dominated the game with 16 points leaving the DNR Sluggers with no points. Little Harbour hosts event of the seasonPress Release The group that organizes the Laser Regattas decided that one regatta at Little of the RC Laser tour of Abaco took competitors and enthusiasts back to Petes Pub for lunch, followed by some remote control sailboat racing. The winds were blowing over the dune from the south, but it was comfortable B-Rig weather in the harbour. The tide was low and getting lower, testing the lengths of competitors arms and drop-sticks, making getting the boats in and out of the harbour a challenge in itself. Dave Mulock set a good course and the groups started with the usual practice race. Sailing 8 races, Jim Kaighin won 6 of them. Dwayne Wallas kept trying to port second overall. Finishing third was Anders Ljungholm from Treasure Cay. After a few races, sailors began to lose control of a couple boats. One boat got stuck between the 2 hulls of a catama ran and was later rescued by Mulock. It was a fun season this year, getting some new sailors involved. The organizers expressed thanks to the go-to gals: Lenore Mulock and Ylva Ljungholm. They handled the race committee responsibilities and let all of the sailors have fun. The competitors included Jim Kaighin, Dwayne Wallas, Anders Ljungholm, Randy Key, Victor Patterson, David Mulock, Lonnie Key and Cameron Sands. Above: a competitor must row out into the harbour to retrive some errant boats. en Right: A race of focus, skill and radio waves.

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Noting that the fun draiser was very successful, Coach Mills added that the committee is also organiz the process of getting things together. He dinner and airline tickets to name a few. Lonnie Albury was specially thanked for his assistance in galvanizing support for the event. Committee members said that many people attended the effort on account of Mr. Alburys efforts. YBAA President Coach George Mills said that the fundraiser was held in prepa Abaco wins Bahamas National Judo ChampionshipsBy Jennifer Hudson On April 16 the Abaco Judo Club competed in the 2013 Bahamas Open Judo Tournament in Nassau. This is the premier tournament of the year which decides the national champions. With a team of 16 players, Abaco won ten gold and six sil ver medals, far more than all other teams combined. In Judo, divisions are based on age then weight (very similar to boxing) with no regard for rank or experience. The divisions range from 5 6 year olds up to Men and Womens Open. Abacos victories spanned the 5 to 6 year-old boys, girls 11 to 12 years, boys 15 to 16 years and Mens Open. Of the 12 divisions, Abaco won 10. We are delighted with the performance of the team. While we were con repeating their prior victories, the gold and silver medals won by our rookies was a wonderful result, said Sensei Albert Lill. lent blue belt from Nassau. The crowd fell into a stunned silence when Dre threw his opponent and defeated him in under 45 seconds! That set the tone for the rest of the tournament, stated said head coach Regina Parotti. The 98 competitors and over 400 spectators were loudly cheering for their hometown favourites throughout the tournament. The team had to scramble when the International Judo Federation (the worldwide governing body) issued new rules which banned two of its favourite throw ing and gripping techniques just one month prior to the tournament. We had to alter our attack sequences and spent a hectic month retraining for the new rules, said Sensei Lill. Our greatest fear was that a few players would get caught up in the heat of battle and revert to the old rules but amazingly not one player made that mistake, he proudly added. Results are (by age): GOLD MEDAL: Sebastian Parr, John Pintard II, William Russell, Maxi mus Andrews,Taryn Carroll, Dre Hall, Desmond Bootle, Desmondo Bootle, Oze and second in the National Darts MastersBy Mirella Santillo Two AbaconiansRobin Albury and Faith Sawyerwill be going to Canada in October as part of the National Darts Team, to represent The Bahamas in the Darts World Cup. They were among the four men and two women who ended up on top of the list, thus gaining the opportunity to participate in the Darts World Cup in Fall. place among the men with 210.5 points, will be traveling with Charles Sky Bain from New Providence, who placed second with 172 points, with Anderson Lewis, from Grand Bahama third with 160.5 points and Rashad Sweeting, also from New Providence, who placed fourth with 148.5. Faith Sawyer who placed second among the women with 59.5 points, will accompany Liz Kemp, a Nassuvian who The National Darts Masters were held the weekend of April 12-13 at St John Anglican Church Parish Hall. Sixteen men and eight women (ten from NP, ten from Abaco and four from GB) played hundreds of individual games during those two days in a Round Robin elimination format, to determine which players were to join the national darts team. The people participat ing were among the best darts players of The Bahamas and had already demonstrat ed great skills during other tournaments. Valerie Harper, President of the Grand Bahama Darts Association and Christian Knowles, President of the New Providence Darts Association had accom panied their players. The President of the Abaco Darts Association, Malcom Spicer, was hosting the event. The elimination games started in the evening of Friday, April 12 after a short opening ceremony. The event ended late afternoon on Saturday, after the announce ment of the results by Mr. Spicer and the distribution of the trophies. Mr. Spicer is also the President of the Bahamas Darts Federation and the Presi dent of the World Darts FederationAmer icas Region. The results demonstrated the strength of the Abaco Darts Association. ration for a 9 to 10-year-old division tour nament that will take place from May 17 to 19 at the Murphy Town Ball Field. Teams from New Providence and Grand Bahama will be in attendance, and Abaco will be represented by two teams. Registration is now closed for the 2013 Baseball Season because they are presently preparing players for the May tournament and Little Baseball Nationals in June. Registration coincides with the open ing of school and generally occurs around the month of October. Players have been improving, and we have returning and new players, Coach Mills said. I feel very good about the team this year for the May Tournament and for the team we will take to nationals. As they prepare for both tournaments, Coach Mills added that they are always in need of assistance from the community, volunteers with coaching and umpiring, parents especially when it comes to travel ling. He encouraged all business persons who want to sponsor the team that they are taking to Grand Bahamas for the Nationals in June. Feel free to assist; we are receptive to all who want to help, he persisted. 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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 SOLD!!! 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 en-GBTHE NEW GOVERNMENT COMPLEXen-GB TELEPHONE NUMBERS en-GBAdministrators Oce..........................242-699-0000en-GB Dept of Education.................................242-699-0016en-GB Dept of Environmental Health............242-699-0032en-GB Min of Finance/Business License..........242-699-0052en-GB Dept of Immigration.............................242-699-0067en-GB Magistrates Court................................242-699-0092en-GB National Insurance Board.....................242-367-2639en-GB Public Treasury.....................................242-367-2647en-GB Dept of Social Services.........................242-699-0150 en-GB Ministry of Tourism.............................242-699-0152en-GB Local Government Council.................242-699-0165en-GB Auditor General Dept..........................242-699-0171en-GB Bahamas Mortgage Corp.....................242-699-0177en-GB Dept of Information Technology...........242-699-0182en-GB Dept of Housing...................................242-699-0187en-GB Dept of Labour.....................................242-699-0200en-GB Dept of Marine Resources....................242-699-0202en-GB Road Trac Dept.................................242-699-0217en-GB Ministry of Youth Sports & Culture.....242-699-0228en-GB Prime Ministers Oce........................242-699-0241en-GB Passport Oce.....................................242-699-0244 en-GBFOR YOUR CONVENIENCE TO CUT OUT AND SAVE 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 Across 1. To publicly resist against an idea or agenda, sometimes coupled with pickit signs. 5. A martial art Abaconians excelled at on the national stage. 8. Place to raise cattle. 10. This locally made beverage is celebrating 11. Criminals are sent to ______. 12. Dont turn your nose because of what its called, its not That kind. 13. Made of amino acids. 15. This facility recently opened in the Schooner Bay community. 16. Similar to a canoe. 17. A verbal back and forth where each side aims to persuade the other. 19. A circles perimeter. 20. When one group is not afforded the rights of another; a topic being dealt with by the Constitutional Commission with regards to womens rights in The Bahamas.Down 2. Quiet, still, peaceful. 3. A party is usually held at the Cracker Peas Bar & Grill when this is full. 4. Abaco Central High 6. Type of question one does not expect an answer to. 7. To give something witout expecting anything in return. 9. When someone verbally expresses themselves very well they are __________. 14. A backstabber. 18. Island ________; festival in Green Turtle Cay celebrating its heritage. Across 3. ZOOA place to see captive animals. 6. ARRESTEDHe was charged and ________. 8. TASTESight, hearing, smell, touch and ______. 10. RAFFLEDraw your ticket and win a prize in this game of chance. 15. SCOLIOSISDisease which affects the spine. 16. FANCYA flight of _________; Idea thats unrealistically imaginative. 17. ENGLANDThe Old one is a country the new one is a state. 18. MAYAGUANATragic accident happened on this Bahamian island due partly to lack of runway lights. Down 1. BOATBUILDINGMan O War Cay is famous for this industry. 2. LAUGHTERThe best medicine. 4. TRUMPTo top something; common card game concept. 5. MASTERSGolf tournament held in Augusta, Georgia. 7. RAREHard to find. 9. PYONGYANGNorth Korea Capital. 11. AHOYA sailors greeting. 12. LAZULILapis _______; a rich blue mineral. 13. SOURNot sweet; a type of orange. 14. THATCHERFormer Iron British PM.April 15 Answers

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Page 20 Section B The Abaconian May 1, 2013 Business Poor road repairs, chaotic Crossing Beach among Chambers concerns By David Ralph Chamber Scribe The Chamber directors were pleased that the Abaco Chamber will have a seat on the board managing proposed Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency which is now under consideration. Recognizing that it is the many small businesses in the country that form the basis for eco nomic activity and employment, this new Act is being formulated to encourage new businesses to begin and to assist those now in operation to succeed. The directors of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce are concerned with several issues of Central Abaco. Concerns were raised about the poor quality of the ongoing road repairs. They questioned what roads were being repaired or re-paved. Months after the contractor began work, huge potholes remain on the main road between the airport and ferry dock while less traveled side roads are be ing resurfaced with tar and sand. The extent of the repairs has not been made pub lic, nor has any information been released on pothole repair. Chamber directors discovered that the road from Maxwells Supermarket to the harbour is not in the road repair scope very poor shoulders and potholes will remain. It was noted that the Ministry of Works crew has the equipment and knowl edge for repairing potholes, but they are neither supplied the patch material nor do they have the funds to buy it locally. The local Works crew has done a commendable job of pothole repair when they have the patch material. Topics discussed included the lack of vehicle protocols at the Crossing Beach ferry landing in Marsh Harbour. The is sues include dents resulting in no through access for the residents cars double and triple parked parting taxis ses jockeying for position ger of being hit by moving vehicles emergency vehicles attempting to access Eastern Shore residents or incidents be yond Crossing Beach Another topic of concern was the opening of the opening of the new airport terminal. No new information has been re leased so it is presumed it will be in July as stated several months ago. The new con trol tower does not need to be any taller as The directors have initiated the prowill soon be sent to active members. Af ter the new board of directors is formed, it is anticipated that monthly lunch meet ings will be held featuring a speaker giving insights to topical subjects. These lunch meetings will be held at a local restaurant and will be open to the public. Audras Touch Awards and Printing expands businessBy Samantha Evans Audra Bootle of Audras Touch Awards and Printing moved her business from the Airport Road to the Marsh Har bour Auto Parts Building. She stated that the move was made for the convenience of her clients and for her to expand her showroom. Audras Touch specializes in tro phies, plaques, t-shirts, and buttons. Other services include printing services which can be personalized to meet the needs of the client by using a business logo, school logo or photograph. The additional servic letters, resumes, and references. They are open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm and Saturdays from 9am to 4pm. Any services that are not listed such as promotional items and personalized items can be provided upon request. Ser vices can be provided to schools, churches and for sporting events. Discounts are of fered to churches and schools but restric tions apply. Audra Bootle is now running her busi ness full time and can be reached by calling 367-0377, 225-2121 or at audrastouch@ gmail.com. Everyday Tings When you walk into Audras Touch Awards and Printing, you will be greeted by a well-stocked convenient store that sells everyday items including snacks, toi letries, over the counter medicine, cold drinks, and cleaning supplies. During July, she plans to add under garments for men because they are hard to support undergarments for men and wom en. Entrepreneur WatchAbacoPromo seeks to bring cutting edge marketing techniques to AbacoA Sandy Point entrepreneur is seek ing to help Abaconian and Bahamian busi nesses achieve their potential. Bradley Fox, who received his degree in Marketing from Missouri Valley College, returned to his home island of Abaco in 2009. Work ity, Mr. Fox began to build his enterprise. According to Mr. Fox, Abaco Pro mofessional, or AbacoPromo, offers cut ting edge marketing techniques, custom ized business strategies and affordable Professional Help in an ever changing business dynamic. Additional services offered by AbacoPromo include: Guerilla Marketing, Branding, Personal Selling along with other promotional methods. Mr. Fox got into this line of work when he began helping friends and a small collection of clients with their Business Plans a critical component of any suc cessful business. He found that out of all of the business plan, the most rewarding and intuitive to him was working on clients Promotional Objectives and marketing. His own market research made him realize that consultancy services on Abaco for marketing were lacking and that there are techniques and methods that can help market Abaco businesses that are not cur rently being deployed. A big push for AbacoPromo is social media. Engaging the younger market through Facebook and Twitter is becoming increasingly important as part of any businesses marketing mix. Mr. Fox recognized this and started with his own business and began pushing AbacoPromo via garnering Twitter followers. Mr. Fox and AbacoPromo can be contacted via futurebradleyfox@gmail. com or via the Twitter handle @Abaco Promo. Carlas Hat Shop now offering servicesBy Samantha Evans hat shops to offer original hats, fascina tors and other head pieces on the island of New Providenc and now he is expanding his business to the Abaco Market. Owner, Keith Albury, makes all of his hats to suit is: the difference between dressed and well dressed. New Providence Market for years and be lieves that it is time to expand his business to another market so he chose Abaco. He stated that he has a lot of clients from Abaco already but believes that there are still more persons who are unfamiliar with his unique services. He can make hats in all sizes, shapes and colors. wedding, christening or special occasion the island has to offer. Orders are done by special request or can be purchased from his showroom. He can also provide hats for Spring Festivals, tea parties and the like. For more information, he can be con tacted by calling 565-0422. Garden of Life brings healthy living to AbacoBy Vernique Russell Garden of Life is a natural and organic health store and is proud to be offering a service like theirs on the island. The store will cater to the Central Abaco District and its products can be viewed by request. Owner Florinda Thompson is very excited to launch her business, which has been a desire of hers for a while. She is eager to help locals get their health in or der. She will be offering natural diet supplements such as Slimquick, Simply Slim, Pure Acai Berry, adults and childrens organics vitamins, organic drinks, meal replacements for health and weight loss, cook books for healthy eating and diet help books. as Billy Blanks, Zumba Fitness, Brazil Butt and more. Her product service will also include natural skin product, bare mineral, proactive, and others. Yoga mats, treadmills, work out gear and elliptical are also available through the services. Interested persons can call the owner at 475-5129 or 375-9032. Garden of Life is committed to taking Abaco to the next level in health care.

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May 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 21 By Mirella Santillo The Christian Counselling Center (CCC) held its second annual fund raising golf tournament on Saturday April 6 at the Treasure Cay Golf Course. The nineteen veteran golf players who attended the fund raising event enjoyed beautiful balmy weather, a lucky break fol lowing two days of heavy rain and an over cast early morning. It was perhaps a little too windy for precise shots, but the players Church News Above: Margaret Smith, Rachael Johnson, Denise Wallace, Ronnie Bootle at the Chris tian Counselling Centers Golf Tournament. made the best of it. After a breakfast of coffee, Danish pastries and fruits prepared by members of the Christian Counselling Center, the teams dispersed at 8:30 am. It took the plete the course and get back to the Club House where a hearty lunch of conch n rice, conch n plantain, ham and pineapple cooked by Ronald Bootle, awaited them. Carrot cake and red velvet cupcakes baked Golf Tournament raises money for The Christian Counselling Centerby CCC Director, Margaret Smith, com pleted the fare. Dereck Benjamins team with the prelimi nary results. Two teams were tied with 70. And the best one yet, with a score of 68, comprised of George Riviere, Alex Bayliss and Ina Uebrig who held the closest to the pins record. Still one team was missing. While they waited, the participants visited the auction table that included lots such as a ticket to Nassau, compliment of A&W Travel, a necklace of silver charms and died pearls by Jo-Ann Bradley, a necklace of interchangeable beads given by Yvonne Rolle, a pair of sunglasses donated by Dr. Rogers with Bahama Vision and two prints by artist Marjolein Scott. up, last to return but with the winning score of 66. Among them was Jeffrey Rogers who boasted the longest drive, Nick Sims, Darren Rogers and Christopher Pinder. They, too, complimented the Chef on the tasty conch n rice. After lunch there was a rush to the auction table with Jeff Rogers and Marga line ticket. It ended up very amiably with one of them giving up. The Christian Counseling Center advises people in need of advice and counsel ing during life crisis. Although there is a running expenses, so the Center organizes several fund raising events during the year. It also receives the support of the Lyford Cay Foundation which contributes annu ally. The Golf Tournament was organized by the CCC Chairman, Pastor Benjamin, an avid golfer, with the help of Ms. Smith, Rachael Johnson and a volunteer, Denise Wallace. The third and last fund raising event of the year, the Fun Run Walk, will take place in November.

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Page 22 Section B The Abaconian May 1, 2013 ABACO ISLAND PHARMACY LTD.We have moved! Next to ECC and across from BTC, Marsh Harbour 367.2544 tel 367.6544 faxabacoislanpharmacy@gmail.comPrescriptions Testing Beauty Supplies Vitamins Supplements 8:30am 6pm Sundays 9am 4pm Business Service Directory Abaco Glass CompanyWindow Glass and Mirrors Cut and Installed Commercial Store Fronts Installed and ReplacedDon MacKay Blvd. 367-2442 Yale Windows Rentals: Services: Big Cat Equipment THE KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS IS TO MARKET AND PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS ON A CONSISTENT BASIS. One way to get your business known is to start with a BUSINESS CLASSIFIED for only $45 per issue for B&W or opt for our six issue discount rate. Contact Us For More Information 367-3200 or email: abaconiannews@gmail.com GET YOUR BUSINESS KNOWN!! en-GBNassau 242-457-4SOD (4763) or 225-4SOD (4763)en-GB Abaco 242-357-6975 Fax: 242-367-2424 GRASS GRASS GRASS en-GBFrom Our Farm to Your Door!en-GBWe Now Have en-GBSODen-GBfor Immediateen-GB Delivery! Located Don MacKay Blvd en-GBand Airporten-GBPhone 367-2431 Marsh Harbouren-GB Mon Sat 7:30 5 Sun 10 5en-GB Visa and MasterCard Accepted FOR RENT en-GBSmall freestanding Oce/Retail Space en-GBLocated on primeen-GB commercial property in en-GB the heart of Marshen-GB en-GBHabour en-GB tourist districten-GB1year lease. $650 per monthen-GB Contact: 242-367-3596 en-GB**NOTICE**en-GBAbaco Dry Cleanersen-GB has appointed en-GB Cleopatra S. Russell of Nassau, Bahamas as en-GB representative and noties creditors of Abaco en-GB Dry Cleaners to present their claims against en-GB the company within 21 days aer the date of en-GB the rst publication of the notice or be forever en-GB barred from making any claims. en-GB All claims should be submitted via email to en-GB claims@abacodrycleaners.com, via post to en-GB P.O. Box AB 20054, Marsh Harbour, Abaco RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS WANTED TO BUYWanted to Buy: Commercial Properties or Acreage in Abaco. Fast CASH buyer. Send location and asking price to AbacoLand@ho tmail.com. Casuarina Point, tastefully furnished 3 bed 2 bath house, central air, beach views, 15 mins from Marsh Harb. $1,000/mon. Ph. 367-2431 Guana Cay, 2 bed, 1 bath apt, fully furnished & equipped. $1,100/mo. Also available by the week. Call 904-982-2762 Marsh Harbour, Sky Developers 2 bed/1 bath, furnished, with A/C, washer and drier, water included, $1100/mo. Call Mrs. Green at 367-2660 Marsh Harbour, 3 bed, 2 bath, furnished, central A/C, fenced in yard...Rent to own option. For informations call 475-1664 Marsh Harbour, 1 bed, 1 bath home fully funrished, A/C, washer/dryer, the works! For rent or rent to own. Call 475-1664 or 367-4303 Marsh Harbour, Cove Estate, looking to share house with person 50 years or older. Own bedroom and bathroom. Call 554-9580 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color highlight on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale Casuarina, For sale by owner, Lot # 100, across the street from the canal, 75x160. Asking $45,000. Call 367-3472. Serious inqui ries only! Coopers Town, hilltop property w/partial structure, 9,573 sq.ft. Call Sasha Demeritte at 475-3833 or 365-4311 Marsh Harbour, Government Sub, For sale by owner Duplex located in. Large corner lot of land. Can easily be converted into 4 bedroom, 2 bath house. $325,000 Net. Phone 242-342-5066/357-0386. Marsh Harbour, Sweeting Villiage, For sale by owner, 3,200 sq.ft Triplex. 3 2 bed, 2 bath, aprox 1,000 sq.ft each. For details call 367-2289 or 357-6813 The New Plymouth Inn, Located in historic New Plymouth on Green Turtle Cay. The inn features quiet Colonial charm with 11 guest rooms, 50 seat restaurant and bar, garden and porate retreat, school for art, culinary, ocean research or family home. Designated historic landmark, circa 1820. Tax exempt. For sale by the owner of forty years. Priced to sell! Call 1-242-365-4138 or 242-559-9104. Marsh Harbour, Sweetings Villiage 1 bed, apt available for rent, fully furnished w/washer & dryer. Water included. Call 242-577-6571 Marsh Harbour, Sweetings Village, 2 bed, 2 bath home. Hillop lot, surrounding water views, fenced yard REDUCED to $1100 p/m. Call 367-3529 or 577-0016 BUSINESS FOR SALERetail Business opportunity for sale. Located downtown Marsh Harbour. Contact K. Pinder for more information at 458-0657 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALEScotland Cay, Private Island Rare opportu nity, paved 3400 airstrip, paved roads, marina, tropical lagoon & miles of beaches. Beautiful Hawaiian designed HOUSE, 2 bed, 2 bath + 8 slider glass doors & 4 sets of double window for views. Cathedral open beam ceilings. Room to expand. Sits on 1/2 ac of lushly landscaped RIDGE TOP with spectacular views of Ocean coral reefs AND Caribbean Bay. Wraparound deck, diesel gen. 24,000g cistern, Lowest priced home in high end community! Priced well below appraised value at $297k US. 850-9621077 or DebbieWP@att.net

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May 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 23 MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE NEW COLOR OPTIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIFIEDCall 367-3200 Fax 367-3677abaconiannews@gmail.com VEHICLES FOR SALE Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color high light on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com Items for Sale, Employment, Services, Cars & Boats BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALEPedal Boat, blue & white with blue canopy. L 93, W 65,H 24.5, weight 110 lbs, capacity 825 lbs. Comfortably seats 3 in front & 2 in back. Like new, used twice $1200. 475-7871 GOTTA GOGOTTA GOGOTTA GOOne 17 open console boa t, ready for engine $ 2,600.00 ONO. One 20 Pro-Line boat ready for engine. $4,300.00 ONO One 20 trailer completely rebuilt, with new parts. $ 17 Hobie Cat, good condition, duty paid, blue hull, vivid sail. Asking $1,600. Located on Tilloo Cay. E-mail: toobluetilloo@yahoo. com 17Angler, 60HP Mercury. Comes with dive ter, trailer, excellent condition Selling to upgrade, $9,000 call 5599721 or 455-3391 Sea Doo GTX 3 seater. Its in good shape except it needs motor rebuilt. Make offer. Contact 561-628-5251, 561-459-1174 or 242375-8226 BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE2003 Chevy Avalanche, fully loaded w/ leath er interior, DVD player, 6 disc CD changer, Bose speakers. $22,000 OBO Call 551-4625 2005 T160 Bob Cat w/ bucket, forks & double axle trailer $14,900.00. Call 367-2631 after 6pm 2005 Yamaha V-Star 650CC Motor Bike, Im maculate condition, milage 2,104 w/ added seat and back support, carrying rack & 3 hel mets $9,500.00. Call 367-2631 after 6pm 2007 EZGO Gas Shuttle Golf Cart very good condition, on Scotland Cay. $5000 Call 321-777-0068 or e-mail: n5dl@hotmail.com 2009 Toyota Tacoma silver single cab truck. Low mileage, great condition. Asking $14,500. Call 475-6347 for more details. Get ResultsAdvertise with a Classified Sea Doo L.R.V. 4 seater that is in great shape and is a tremendous ride! Located Scotland Cay. Asking $4250. Contact 561-628-5251, 561-459-1174 or 242-375-8226 20 1980 Holder. Main,two jibs, spinnaker and pole Draft 2 ft. Great day sailor.In wa ter Treasure Cay. Motor available separately. $3000 Duty pd. Terry 365 8128 poppywf@ yahoo,com 25 Spindrift with 9.9 Yamaha outboard mo tor, new sails, newly painted bottom. Located in Marsh Harbour. $3900 Call 242-367-0001, 519-633-3030 or email t_spa@live.com 25 Fly Bridge Bertram, 1963 hull. This boat is a collectors item Has a 10 beam and is 200AEXT 200hp 2005 Yamaha engines w/ counter rotating props Top end speed 40mph. Both engines have just over 500 hrs since new. Great work boat for keys. VHF, Garmin corio system $20,000 OBO Call 359 6357 30 1997 Mako Special Edition, Cuddy Cabin Fisherman, two 250HP Yamaha outboards, runs well, three new batteries 2013. $29,500. Call Bob Young 1-800-787-2620, ext 27 or email: byoung@ruscomfg.com 28 Blackfin Original outboard con series outboards running, in good condition. Bahamas duty paid and registered.Tower with dual station controls Forward cabin with head 110v dockside plug in 18k or best offerBoat is located at Lighthouse Marina Abaco Bahamas phone 242 366-0154 or 305 735-8550 31 Tiara, 1990, Duty paid. Tuna tower. Needs engine wk. $20k obo. Truman major HT (242) 366-0101. Peggy FL (561) 789-3996 34 DEHLER Sloop in very good condition, Yanmar Diesel Engine 27HP, with only 600 working hours. Well equipped i.e. Spinnaker, Wind Generator. Located in Abaco, Duty paid. Asking US $34.000,Email: chiemgau@live.de 39 Mainship fast trawler, twin Yanmar die sels, gen, dinghy, recent bottom paint, cruise ready. Motivated seller. $149,000. Email con chedout2@aol.com Pro-Form 770 EKG Treadmill, s pace saver with quite cushion deck and mat $575.00 Call 367-2631 after 6pm

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