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June 1st, 2013
DPM signs new capital works for Abaco
Airport work tops $1.6 mil list of projects
Above: Minister of Works and Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Philip Davis; Ivan Curry (in orange)- Abaco Fencing; Livingstone Forbes
- Chief Architect at Ministry of Works; Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin Minister of Transportation and Aviation. Several contracts were
signed on May 27 for projects relating to Abaco including fencing for the new airport terminal and repairs to the Fox Town School.
Fire destroys water company
A devastating fire burned down a local business. Luckily it was contained before more
damage could be done. Above: Dane Stratton Island Delight partner, stands among the
rubble. For more see page 2. Photo courtesy Dane Stratton.
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By Timothy Roberts
The Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of Works, Philip 'Brave' Davis,
signed several capital works contracts on
May 27 for projects to be done at Marsh
Harbour International Airport as well as
a pre-school to be built in Fox Town. He
noted also that the new airport terminal is
projected to open in August this year.
The projects, which total over $1.6
million, include a perimeter security fence
at the Marsh Harbour International Air-
port, land preparation and hydro-seeding
for Airport's airside, construction of a
security booth for the Control Tower and
fire/crash facilities and the construction of
a pre-school, student restroom facilities
and covered walkways at the Fox Town
Primary School campus.
A contract was also awarded to com-
plete repairs at the Marsh Harbour Con-
tainer Port Building International Ware-
Mr. Davis said "these projects com-
plement other recently completed, on-
going and proposed projects designed to
provide for and to stimulate accelerated
growth of the local economy of the Abacos
and to create much needed jobs for Aba-
Please see Contracts Page 7
Min. Dorsett visits Abaco creeks and blue holes
Looks over three sites proposed for protection
Above: Minster of Environment and Housing Kenred Dorsett (back left, white cap) gets a
tour of Snake Cay Creek. He is accompanied by Mr. Archer, Captain Jody Albury, Kris-
tin Williams, Cha Boyce, Eric Carey, Eleanor Phillips and Buddy Pinder. MP Edison
Key was also present to accompany Min. Dorsett. Min. Dorsett was invited by Friends of
the Environment to look over three areas being considered for protection. Photo courtesy
Eleanor Garrai mn -Phillips.
On May 27, Minister of the Envi-
ronment, the Hon. Kenred Dorsett, vis-
ited Abaco. Invited by local environmental
education group, Friends of the Environ-
ment, the Minister spent the day visiting
proposed protected areas throughout the
island. Min. Dorsett visited the East Abaco
Creeks National Park site, which includes
the Snake Cay Creek, as well as the South
Abaco Blue Hole Conservation Zone. He
also received an aerial tour of Cross Har-
bour and The Marls.
Representatives from other organi-
zations were present as well including:
Friends of the Environment, Bahamas
National Trust, Antiquities Monuments
& Museums Corporation, Bahamas Caves
Research Foundation, The Nature Conser-
vancy, and the Abaco Fly Fishing Guides
Association. Member of Parliament for
Central and South Abaco, Edison Key, also
accompanied the Minister to the Snake Cay
Regarding the proposed National Park
sites, Min. Dorsett expressed confidence
that the measures were being seriously
considered. Kristin Williams, Director
of FRIENDS, stated the Minister seemed
"genuinely impressed with all three areas.
It makes a world of difference for them to
see it first-hand."
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Early morning blaze
destroys bottling business
.al Abaco Auto Show attracts enthusiasts
By Timothy Roberts
An early morning blaze destroyed the
main structure of Island Delight and Abaco
Ice in Marsh Harbour on May 18, though
fire fighters were able to prevent the spread
into adjacent buildings.
Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and
Rescue responded to the call just after
5:30am and met the warehouse section al-
ready fully engaged.
Island Delight and Abaco Ice are lo-
cated directly next to Marsh Harbour Im-
porters Exporters and their retail outlet
Investigations are ongoing into the
cause of the fire though it is believed to
have started on the western end of the
building. The building housed several
freezers with fish and conch as well as bot-
tling supplies for the water company.
Keith Stratton, a partner in the busi-
ness, said that they are evaluating what
they will do with the business in the future.
He said their first priority is to get the ice
section up and running and they are pres-
ently doing what they can to keep their ice
customers happy as they expect a refriger-
ated container to arrive this week.
An early morning fire on May 18 burns down Island Delight and Abaco Ice, located in
Marsh Harbour directly adjacent to Marsh Harbour Importers Exporters and SKAGG.
A quick response by the MHVFR prevented the blaze from spreading. Photo courtesy of
Milanne (Mimi) Rehor.
Above: members of the Scurvy few and some riders from Nassau display their prize hogs.
By Timothy Roberts
Abaco had its first auto show on May
25 attracting a few classic and new vehicles
as well as a bevy of motorcycles displaying
for auto aficionados to admire.
The show, organized by Don Wood,
is the beginning of what is hoped to be an
annual event in Abaco and an outlet for
auto enthusiasts to see and show off their
Mr. Wood, proud owner of a 68 Cor-
vette Stingray convertible for 45 years,
said despite only a few cars showing up
it was a success that he will build on in
the future. Joining his 68 Corvette at the
event was a 66 Mustang, a 2008 Mustang,
A Dodge Ram Truck and a Jeep Grand
Coming out in support of the event
were members of the Scurvy Few Motor-
cycle Club who were joined by several mo-
torcyclists from Nassau. The motorcycles
were predominantly Harley Davidsons but
there were also Hondas. Kawasakis and
There was music and refreshments
provided at the event with grilled hotdogs
and hamburgers prepared for guests as Is-
land Waves Creative Community Centre
assisted with the event.
Mr. Wood says he plans to do it a
bit earlier next year possibly in February
when it is not so hot and he looks forward
to even more persons joining in the fun.
Above: Don Wood's 68 Corvette Stingray,
one of several cars on disolav on May 25.
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AMMC to oversee the restoration
and maintenance of lighthouses
Above left to right: Annie Potts, Dr. Tinker, Dr. M Pateman, Commander McNeil, David
Gale, Silbert Mills and Dir. of Parks David Knowles.
By Mirella Santillo
During a two day meeting held in
Hope Town between key people involved
in the maintenance of Abaco lighthouses
it was decided that the lighthouses of The
Bahamas would be placed under the juris-
diction of the Antiquities, Monuments and
Museums Corporation (AMMC). Repre-
sentatives of government agencies, such as
the Port Authority, The Antiquities, Mon-
uments and Museums Corporation and The
Bahamas National Trust, were joined by
local stakeholders for the meeting.
On May16, Dr. Keith Tinker and
Dr. Michael Pateman, representatives of
AMMC met with members of The Baha-
mas Lighthouse Preservation Society, (BL
PS) among them the founders of the So-
ciety, David Gale and Annie Potts, and
members of the Hope Town Historic So-
ciety represented by Vernon Malone, Su-
san Bethel and Lori Kenyan. Also present
was David Knowles Park Director for the
Bahamas National Trust. Two Hope Town
residents, Thomas Hazel and Paul Thomp-
son, were present. Both were involved in
the Hope Town lighthouse restoration.
The goal of the meeting was to come
to an agreement on which entity or entities
would be best qualified to oversee the res-
toration and the maintenance of the Baha-
mas Imperial Lighthouses (built under the
British Colonial period) and other light-
houses of the archipelago.
The meeting was held at the Hope
Town Harbor Lodge and was opened with
a prayer by Vernon Malone who identified
the lighthouses as guardians bringing com-
fort to sailors. Mr. Gale, next, stressed the
importance of lighthouses by the fact they
were still operating around the world. One
of his wishes was to see the San Salvador
lighthouse restored as a manually operated
lighthouse, one of three lighthouses that
have not been automated.
Annie Potts, an arduous volunteer
from Florida who helped with the restora-
tion of the Hope Town lighthouse, acted as
a coordinator between Abaco and the Unit-
ed States to find parts and people qualified
to repair damaged parts. She gave an over-
view of the lighthouses of The Bahamas.
She said that the goal of the meeting was to
find a way to save them.
Dr. Pateman went over the conditions
of the lighthouses in the country and spoke
of a committee meeting on a national level
that took place last October in Nassau. The
meeting was aimed at establishing the re-
sponsibility of lighthouse maintenance. He
gave a brief account of what legal authority
was in charge of the lighthouses.
The Antiquity Act concerns sites old-
er than fifty years. It designates such sites
as historic monuments. The Port Authority
Act gave the Port Authority the respon-
sibility of taking care of maritime light
structures, but not of the Imperial Light-
houses. The Transport Act placed the land
on which they stood under the Ministry of
Transport, but there are no committees re-
sponsible to coordinate the three acts and
oversee their maintenance.
He mentioned the desire of the Min-
ister of Transport and Aviation, the Hon.
Glenys Hanna- Martin, whose grandfather
was a lighthouse keeper, to see all the light-
houses restored and properly maintained.
Dr. Tinker then put forward the mo-
tion that since most lighthouses were older
than fifty years and most of them over than
a hundred years, they were historic monu-
ments that should be placed under the juris-
diction of the AMMC. He stated, however,
that a partnership between the various enti-
ties that had been involved in their mainte-
nance or restoration should be established.
It would involve the restructuring of BLPS
as a foundation which would allow the so-
ciety to be legally recognized by the gov-
ernment and be granted funds for repairs.
The other partners would be the Port
Authority and the Bahamas National Trust.
The decision of the Port Authority becom-
ing associated with AMMC regarding the
maintenance of the lighthouses rested with
Commander Patrick McNeil.
A subsequent meeting attended by
Commander McNeil took place the follow-
ing day at the Methodist Church.
As a former seaman, the Commander
said that he had a lot of respect for the light-
houses which were beacons of hope and re-
assurance for sailors. He recognized that it
had been challenging for the Port Author-
ity to maintain all the lighthouses and was
all in favor of the proposed partnership. He
mentioned that the automation of the Great
Inagua Lighthouse had been cancelled and
that the Minister of Transport and Avia-
tion was agreeable to have it restored as a
manually operated lighthouse.
During further discussions, BLPS
representatives were asked to restructure
the society as soon as possible and to send
copies of the reports that had been made
concerning the repairs to Hope Town and
San Salvador lighthouses. Mr. Knowles,
who said that the BNT will be interested
in leasing the lighthouses adjacent to the
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parks, was also asked to send a report stat-
ing the scope of the organization.
It was suggested that the Hope Town
Historic Society also become a founda-
tion to facilitate fund raising. The Society
will not enter into a partnership with the
AMMC but would still assist with issues
concerning the local lighthouse.
It was also decided that trips to San
Salvador and Great Inagua to assess the
state of the lighthouses on those islands
will be organized in the near future.
The broken window of the Hole in
the Wall lighthouse that was damaged by
people trying to get inside the lighthouse
will be replaced by a metal one to prevent
any further attempts at breaking in. Park
Warden, Marcus Davis, will assist with the
The stairs are in disrepair and present
a serious security problem. Until repairs
are done it is advised that no one attempt
to climb them.
By Jennifer Hudson
Stephen Wilson arrived on Abaco on
April 20 to take up his position as Assis-
tant Family Island Administrator. He will
be assisting Senior Family Island Adminis-
trator, Preston Cunningham. Mr. Wilson
describes himself as a real family island
boy having been born at Pinnacle Hill,
Acklins, where he grew up and attended
Above: the new Assistant Family Island
Administrator Stephen Wilson.
the all age school which was held in the
Methodist Church. He moved to Nassau to
attend the CH Reeves Junior High School
and later the Government High School.
While in Nassau he was very active in the
After leaving school, Mr. Wilson re-
turned to Acklins, the island he loves so
much, and formed a Boys Brigade com-
pany there. He served as Chief Councilor
in Acklins from 1992 to 2002 and worked
with the National Insurance Board there
for almost 15 years. He then returned to
Nassau where he studied for and received
an Associate Degree in Business Manage-
ment from the Bahamas Baptist College,
continuing to work for the National Insur-
ance Board during that time.
In 2007, Mr. Wilson decided he
needed a change and requested second-
ment from the board to the Local Govern-
ment team as a Family Island Adminis-
trator and received a contract to become
a Family Island Administrator in August
2007. He served in that capacity in Rock
Sound in the South Eleuthera District and
also in Governor's Harbour between 2009-
2011. He then returned to Acklins where
he served as Family Island Administrator
Mr. Wilson says that he is delight-
ed to come to Abaco, it is his first time
here and he finds the surroundings and
the people to be very nice. He travelled
here with his car via mail boat from Gov-
ernors Harbour, Eleuthera, where he was
recently stationed, to Nassau then on the
Lady Gurth Dean from Nassau to Marsh
Harbour via the Berry Islands, Moore's Is-
land and Sandy Point, a trip which he very
"I consider myself a hard-working
Bahamian who has worked 20 plus years in
public service and I demonstrate concern
for all citizens," he stated. "I am aware
that there will be challenges here but if we
all play our role this will be a better place
The first major problem he high-
lighted is that of the migrant problem on
Abaco. "The authorities must do their jobs
to combat the situation which is getting out
of hand and people need to make their mes-
sage clear," he stated. He also cited the
lack of employment in some areas and the
possibility of providing more training in
careers such as carpentry and electrical.
In his spare time Mr. Wilson enjoys
fishing. He owns his own boat and likes to
dive, snorkel and line fish.
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resulting in a
in August this
year [for the
that the con-
one lounge; one VIP lounge; eight retail
shop spaces; two kiosks; long and short
term public parking areas along with taxi
and employee parking areas, commenced
in August 2011 and was originally sched-
uled for completion in early October 2012.
"However, there have been numer-
ous design and additional works changes,
resulting in a revised completion in Au-
gust this year," Mr. Davis said. "The final
project cost inclusive of contingency works
is projected to be $30.8 million."
Mr. Davis said the additional external
works to bring the airport up to interna-
tional standards the land clearing, hydro-
seeding, fencing and security booth for the
Control Tower and fire/crash facilities -
were tendered to Abaco based contractors
so as to create job opportunities for the lo-
cal labour force.
"These contracts mark another step
towards completing the upgrade of the
Marsh International Airport to meet the
needs of Abaco for both domestic and in-
ternational travelers," he said.
The contracts for 24,190 linear feet
perimeter fence with a continuous concrete
curb was tendered to local contractors in
two equal packages of 12,095 linear feet
each and was awarded to C&J Fencing and
Landscaping for $385,661.78 and Abaco
Fencing Company for $374,876.00.
The contract for land clearing and
hydro-seeding which covers over one mil-
lion square feet of land clearing and over
two million square feet of hydro-seeding
was awarded to Big Cat Equipment for
The security booth for the Control
Tower and fire/crash facilities was award-
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Construction of a preschool with
classroom and restroom facilities with cov-
ered concrete walkway on the Fox Town
Primary School campus was awarded to
Mills Construction for $237,854.51 and
the construction of a single story build-
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restroom facility and an extended covered
walkway, also on the Fox Town Primary
School campus was awarded to Odell Cox
A building repair contract for much
needed building repairs to the Marsh Har-
bour Container Port Building International
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was awarded to Bill Swain & Sons Con-
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From the Editor's Desk // Dead Horse
' 4. '
Our Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon-
ourable Philip Davis, was on island May
27. He was joined by the Honourable Gle-
nys Hanna-Martin as well. It so happens
that it is these two leaders that Abaconians
so desperately want answers from.
Mr. Davis, aside from being our
country's Deputy Prime Minister, also
holds the title of Minister of Works. Right
now, to my ears and yours, that translates
The Hon. Ms. Hanna-Martin is Min-
ister of Transport and Aviation was here as
well. Go ahead and say it: Airport.
Two incredibly vexing issues, shame-
ful roads and an almost-comically delayed
airport, we on Abaco deal with. And the
people ultimately in charge came and gave
us a visit. But we'll get to those in a min-
ute. Mr. Davis and the government had a
$1.6 million dollar bone to throw to Abaco
and they weren't going to spend it all in
I do want to commend the government
for investing in Fox Town. Some people
forget how big Abaco actually is and how
diverse her needs. And the islands made
even longer when you can hardly drive the
roads for fear of breaking an axle. But Fox
Town, Abaco should be receiving proper
educational facilities if local construction
companies Mills Construction and Odell
Cox Construction carry out a good job.
I believe any Abaco business given the
chance to shine can produce quality work.
Like the roads in Central Abaco. Lo-
cal companies could have done a much bet-
ter job than the current circus that's taking
place. I'm sorry. I said I'd get to the roads
later. My apologies, I digress.
But in all honesty the Fox Town
improvements (classrooms, bathrooms
and buildings for preschool and primary
school) are good news for the youth of
Also on the docket was our port.
Marsh Harbour's Container Port Building
and International Warehouse is a mess.
Luckily for folks who enjoy knowing their
international shipping facility is sound,
Mr. Davis signed a little over $45K to Bill
Swain & Sons Construction. They are to
carry out repairs so that our dock workers
don't feel they work at a dilapidated shed.
One last thing I would like to com-
mend the government for. You may have
noticed, especially if you read the front
page article, that all work was awarded to
Abaco contractors. Again, I wish they had
the foresight to have done the same thing
with the road work in Central Abaco. Es-
pecially if all they planned to do was sand
The pipeline from the Marsh Harbour
Airport to the ferry docks is what feeds
all of us in one way or another. And that
stretch of road is, perhaps, the worst on
Of course if you make a bad im-
pression on our tourists right off the bat,
the roads don't matter. How many times
have you seen visitors huddled under the
cramped airport overhangs as it pours rain
turning the ground around them to mud?
How often can you hardly see at that old
terminal see for sake of dust? It's loud,
messy and shameful.
This is a dead horse. So I will only
say this: Mr. Davis, Ms. Hanna-Martin,
you have pegged the opening of the new
terminal for August 2013 (funny how we
have to clarify the year). I implore you and
your government to do all in your power
to keep to this date. The recent work you
have signed to bring the airport up to in-
ternational standards is a step we at once
commend you for but also make no extra
This has been a long time coming.
We deserve this. And I, for one, sincerely
look forward to not having to drag this
dead horse of a topic out for each paper.
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The Abaconian June 1, 2013
June 1, 2013 The Abaconian
Section A Page 9
Letters to the Editor
A Few Questions
As a resident of the Town of Marsh
Harbour and cognizant of the fact that
tourism is, and is likely to remain for the
foreseeable future, the major source of in-
come for Bahamians (approximately sev-
enty cents out of every dollar), I direct the
following questions and comments to the
former (FNM) and present (PLP) Govern-
1. Why is the busiest stretch of road
which goes from the airport to and through
the Town of Marsh Harbour to the ferry
docks also one of the worst roads in Aba-
I believe it is correct to say that more
than 50% of all of the tourist who visit
Abaco have to travel on this unsightly and
pot holed stretch of road (mostly by taxi)
in order to get to their destinations either in
the Town of Marsh Harbour or in the Cays
(Guana Cay, Man-O-War Cay, Scotland
Cay and Elbow Cay).
Yet this stretch of road and, indeed,
all of the roads in Marsh Harbour, Dundas
Town and Murphy Town were last resur-
faced (sand seal only) almost 20 years ago.
As a result of the heavy rainfall
which Abaco experiences and the fact that
during the last 20 years there have been
three major hurricanes, it is not surprising
that these roads are in such a deplorable
2. Given the poor condition of the
roads in Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town,
and Murphy Town, why did the former
government spend thousands of dollars
paving a stretch of road that goes from the
Earnest Dean Highway (also now riddled
with pot holes) to the newly constructed
Control Tower at Marsh Harbour airport
with expensive hot mix when it is unlikely
that more than ten vehicles per day will
ever use this road (if and when the Control
Tower becomes operational)?
3. Why did the former government
deem it appropriate to have the roads in
Cooper's Town surfaced with expensive
hot mix but deemed it unnecessary to even
resurface the bad roads throughout Marsh
Harbour, Dundas Town and Murphy Town
with sand seal?
I am delighted that, in addition to the
new roads, the former government also had
proper sidewalks built in Cooper's Town
but question why the residents of Marsh
Harbour had to pay for the construction
of the sidewalks that now exist (used by
Bahamians and tourists alike) by having to
raise the money themselves?
4. Why did the former government
contract to have a road constructed with ex-
pensive hot mix (recently completed) from
the Marsh Harbour airport to the Sherlin
Bootle Highway which by passes the Town
of Marsh Harbour and is unlikely, for the
foreseeable future, to have one tenth of the
volume of traffic as the said road which
goes from the airport through the Town of
Marsh Harbour to the ferry docks?
5. Why have there been virtually no
infrastructure improvements in the Town
io Marsh Harbour for the past 10 years
and, in particular, the five years during
which the former government (which did
enjoy the support of the majority of Baha-
mains in Marsh Harbour) was last in pow-
er, notwithstanding that Marsh Harbour is
a major centre of commerce and producer
of revenue for the Country?
6. Why is the present government
allowing such a shoddy job to be done for
the few small sections of the road in Marsh
Harbour (including the road that goes from
the airport to the ferry dock) that are now
being repaved? One section of the road in
the Town of Marsh Harbour was recently
so poorly resurfaced that after the first
heavy rainfall it has to be resurfaced again
and now after further rainfall it will have
to be redone yet again!
7. When will the new airport termi-
nal be opened by the present government?
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
A Thank You
Please allow me a spot in your paper.
I would like to publicly thank Abaco
Cancer Society for all of their hard work at
raising funds to help Cancer Patients here
in Abaco. They continue to give selflessly
of themselves, every Saturday the volun-
teers open the shop and there are countless
fundraisers during the year. If not for the
hard working Volunteers, Abaco Cancer
Society would not exist here in Abaco, to
help cancer patients.
I was diagnosed in August of 2011, if
not for their financial help I wouldn't have
been able to travel back and forth to Flori-
da for my chemo and radiation treatments.
They have been a blessing to me and many
other Cancer Patients. I am very grateful
to each and every one that are a part of the
I encourage everyone to donate any-
thing to the shop next door to Abaco Gro-
ceries, they are open every Saturday. In
the case Saturday is not good for you, you
can always leave your donations with Ian
at Abaco Groceries.
Go through your closets, your cup-
boards, your garage and your storage areas
and clean it out and anything that is usable,
donate it to this very valuable cause.
During the last hurricane the building
had substantial damage and they lost most
of their stock, so please if you can help
You can also contact Marjolein Scott-
van Der Hek @1-242-475-8842 CELL if
you have any questions.
From the bottom of my heart, thank
you!!!!! You have been a blessing from
above and God will continue to bless you
all for what you do!!!!!!!!
Dorothy Malone ( Cookie )
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Man-O-War's Low Place repaired
Above: Hope Town District Council Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting (left) and fel-
low Council member Arthur Eldon inspect the repaired site at Man-O-War's Low, Place.
Knowing the budget constraints, the Council held a cookout that raised $1,400 to go
towars repairing the picnic area damaged by 2012's Hurrican Sandy.
with a handrail leading to the beach.
In October, during Hurricane Sandy,
waves on the Atlantic side broke the table,
washed it away and destroyed most of the
With summer coming, the Council
wanted to see the cabana repaired, but re-
alized the severe budget constraints they
were faced with.
The funds raised were used to repair
the Low Place cabana, to build the bench-
es, back rests, and the table back to its
Mr. Elden said, "Some funds were
left over after the repairs were made, now
we will make use of those funds by either
pouring cement for more parking or build-
ing a permanent BBQ grilling area."
Mr. Sweeting noted that he was glad
that the area was repaired in time for the
summer months and enjoys seeing others
use this facility.
Sea Spray holds
By James Albury
With the arrival of a new summer,
means the annual Sea Spray Resort and
Marina Goombay Festival. The kick-off
event this past Friday opened up the sum-
mer long festival with a bang. Featuring
food, fun, and loads of entertainment; the
event pleased the large crowd.
The night opened with tourists and
locals alike enjoying specially prepared
Bahamian dinners and drinks while relax-
ing in the summer evening weather. As the
Please see Goombay Page 11
By Timothy Roberts
When Hurricane Sandy passed over
Abaco last October Man-O-War Cay fared
well; however, one well-loved area on the
island, the picnic cabana at the Low Place,
suffered some damage.
Hope Town District Council Chief
Councillor Jeremy Sweeting said, "Even
though we were faced with budget chal-
lenges, [the Council] felt responsible to see
that the repairs were carried out one way
or the other. We just can't wait on govern-
ment to solve our problems."
Mr. Sweeting and Council Member
Arthur Elden organized a hamburger cook-
out in late April and raised $1,400 in the
two hour grill out.
The Low Place, as it is called by na-
tive Man-O-War residents, is the beach on
the isthmus that narrowly separates the Sea
of Abaco and the Atlantic Ocean. It is the
most popular beaching spot.
The Hope Town District Council
built the picnic cabana in 2007, and ever
since it has been a popular spot. On any
given day, particularly in the summer, the
place in crowded.
This cabana has a bolted down table
with benches and a back rests. It is covered
with cedar shingles, and it has a walkway
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Goombay From Page 10
patrons relaxed, they were treated with a
live performance by the New Entry Band,
stirring many to dance.
Soon after, the crowd was drawn into
a limbo competition with a promised prize
of a round of the house beverage to the
winner. Many competed and joined in on
the fun, with eventually the limbo master
himself joining in, lighting the limbo bar
on fire and performing a special trick while
moving under the bar, earning applause
and shocking the crowd.
The evening's festivities culminated
with Junkanoo, the performers rushing
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The Four O'Clock Tea and Bush
Medicine Garden Talk on May 3 with
Richard "Blue" Jones offered a relaxed,
outdoor setting for its patrons at the Capt.
Roberts Environmental Center. They were
served lemon grass tea flavoured with cin-
namon, and scrumptious pastries to top off
their dining experience.
Sir Peter Anderson, secretary general
of the Conch Republic, and chairman/pres-
ident/CEO of Reef Relief, was among the
guests during the 9thAnnual Island Roots
Heritage Festival that weekend. He was
proud to see the residents of Green Turtle
Cay carrying on its environmental efforts.
Last year alone, 600 students benefitted
from learning about the importance of the
environment, sustaining the environment,
and sustaining a whole way of life.
"My history here is long and strong,"
Sharing a bit of that history, Sir An-
derson explained that through an organiza-
tion called Reef Relief, an initiative began
in 2007 that was called "Save the Hu-
mans." Reef Relief was founded by Craig
In the early 1800s, many of the hous-
es on Green Turtle Cay were taken down
- board and nail off the street where the
center is located, and transported to Key
West, FL. Sir Anderson said that there are
still empty lots where those houses stood.
He ended by thanking the Green
Turtle Cay Historical Society, who with
the help of Reef Relief, restored the magic
of the Capt. Roberts house because it was
anticipated that the highest investment was
to build an environmental education center.
"It's so important that the children get
this kind of education because they are the
ones who are going to create the future. I
can tell you on behalf of the board of direc-
tors of Reef Relief, we're terribly, terribly
proud of what goes on to this day proud
of you guys 'cause it's you," he said, ap-
preciatively. "I've always said about Reef
Relief if it does anything well, it's planting
seeds that if they find fertile ground and
sunshine and some nurture can grow into
On May 4, visitors to the environ-
mental center met with "Blue" for a tour of
the Bush Medicine Garden where he point-
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GREEN TURTLE CAY BUFF HOUSE BEACH RESORT & MARINA Picturesque location. 8 room
waterfront hotel juststeps from the resorts private beach. Beachside restaurant & barand marinaside
restaurant & bar with pool. 27 residential lots. Fully equipped 46 slip marina with dock master's office
plus laundry & bathroom facilities. Gift shop. WEB: 4000041074
PRIVATE ISLAND, SANDY CAY 8 acres
with 2 beaches. 6BR and 6 baths. Gym & marina
Turn-key WEB: 4000035714 US$10.9m.
MARSH HARBOUR DOOR PRIZE,
GREAT ABACO CLUB Uniquely private 3b
3b on double lot with 2 large boat slips.
WEB: 4000039374 US$950,000.
SUGAR LOAF CAY HUMMINGBIRD HOUSE
Charming island home on 2.25 acres & great
price on desirable Sugar Loaf Cay. Protected
dockage. WEB: 4000038225 US$675,000.
MARSH HARBOUR YELLOWFIN. GREAT
ABACO CLUB Best buy on the market! 3b 2b
on double deep water canal lot with large
pool. WEB: 4000028479 US$899,000.
MARSH HARBOUR LOFTY FIG VILLAS 6
units, office/laundry building & pool. Prime
commercial opportunity in heart of Restaurant
Row. WEB: 4000017924 US$2,200,00.
Bill.Albu ry@SothebysRealty., com
MARSH HARBOUR HIGH RoCKS VI.LA 4b
3bw views ofthe Sea of Abaco. poo & extreme
privacy close to town. Huge verandah for
entertaining. WEB:4000000739 US$575,000.
GREENTURTLECAYS&tMrasoSeatoSea TREASURE CAY THE ENGLISH HOUSE
4b 3b, expansive porches with breaita&ing views. 3b/2b 2,000sf furnished home with 124 ft. on
Dock boat house, standby generate staff cottage. Treasure Cay's main beach. Great views. Must
2 golf carts.WEB 4000040502 US$3,250,000. See. WEB: 4000030538 US$1,895,000.
Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com Stan-Sawyer@Sothebys Realty.comrn
TREASURE CAY FINAL APPROACH
Canalfront 5b 4b 4.880sq. ft. home with
100 ft dock. Seller says bring offers.
WEB: 4000012155 US$1,500,000.
TREASURE CAY Three bed 3 bath TREASURE CAY YELLOWFIN 3b
2.500 sq. ft. beachfront home. Beautiful 2b furnished canalfront home with dock,
sanctuary with walled courtyard and ocean backup generator, boatlift. 2,227 sf under
terraces. Luxury tum-key. WEB: 4000018918 air. WEB: 4000019767 US$1,250,000.
TREASURE CAY BLUEFIN 3b 2b TREASURE CAY TREASURED TIMES 3b
1.100 sq.ft. furnished canalfront home 3b, furnished canalfront home. Dockw/utilities.
with private dock and detached garage. Lots on 2 sides can be purchased. Updated
WEB: 4000019775 US$880,000. like new. WEB: 4000010953 US$820,000.
WINDING BAY HOPE COTTAGE 4b
4b home in Ritz Carlton's Winding Bay
with every imaginable option included.
WEB: 4000016528 US$1,500,000.
GUANA CAY ORCHID BAY Highest
elevation with panoramic views. Luxury 5 bed
4.5 bath on 4 acres. Patio and pool. Excellent
rental. WEB: 4000014519 US$2,250,000.
GUANA CAY TRIPLE COTTAGE Rustic
Beach cortges ninures. ,al 31rominlelonr.g
sandy beach, close to all amenities. Good
rental. WEB: 4000030363 US$380,000.
WINDING BAY THE ABACO CLUB
LOT #30 Great dune elevation, 1.6 acres.
Close to Buster's Beach Bar & all amenities.
WEB: 4000013409 US$1,300,000.
GUANA CAY DOLPHIN VIEW & RAINBOW
PARROT NEW LISTING Two homes. 7b 6b on 1
beachfront estate, convenient location close to all
amenities. WEB:4000038083 US$1,650,000.
GUANA CAY ORCHID BAY LOT
6 135' of beach frontage w/ 25'
elevation, underground services. Gated
community. WEB: 13638 US$975,000.
TREASURE CAY SEA SHELLS Furnished
3b 2b home with 118ft of Beachfront.
Very private on Windward Beach. New
Patio. WEB: 4000018810 US$800,000.
WINDING BAY THE ABACO CLUB LOT
#32 Best priced beachfront estate lot
available. This property encompasses over
1.5 acres. WEB: 4000025888 US$1,050,000.
GUANA CAY ORCHID BAY BAREFOOT
COTTAGE Sb 4b1home. Access to pool. tennis
& beach. Fishing, snorkeling off private 65'
dock. WEB: 4000014653 US$1,550,000.
MAN-0-WAR CAY NEW PRICE ANNE
BONNY Charming down east 3 bed cottage
with 360 degree views. Protected dock for
two boats. WEB:4000014286 US$785,000.
TREASURE CAY PAPI'S PALACE 3b,2b
Furnished 2 storey beach home.
Seller financing up to 90% @ 5%
WINDING BAY THE ABACO CLUB
Exclusive resort overlooking fabulous
18 hole links golf course & stunning
beachfront. Starting at US$850,000.
GUANA CAY WATCH HILL Fantastic
3b 3b beachfront home on large lot.
convenient dockage. Excellent rental.
WEB: 4000038129 US$875,000.
MAN-O-WAR CAYTROGLODYTE 1.01
acres sea to sea at Cave Hill. 130 ft
of beach front. 80 ft dock with boat
lift. WEB: 4000026419 US$950,000.
TREASURE CAY WINDWARD BEACH 90
ft of beach frontage. Beautiful rock walls
on the beah & road. Utilities a boundaries.
WEB: 4000039430 US$599,000.
SOUTH ABACO LITTLE HARBOUR HOME
ULmRE HARBOUR COTTAGE 2b 2b w/ generator,
needs TLC. WEB: 4000013802 $199,000.
GUANA CAY SHORE THING 3b i.5b
elevated home with views of the Atlantic
and access to private beach. Great
Rental. WEB: 4000034484 US$575,000.
MAN-O-WAR CAY FOREVER SUMMER
3 bed 2 bath home on elevated lot,
fully fenced, standby generator. Steps
to beach. WEB: 13707 US$320,000.
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SI~bham s~co INERNTIONL RALT
MARSH HARBOUR NEi- P,-..i: RAINBOW
RENTALS building on an acre lot with 150
foot dock, 16 rental boats and 200 feet of
waterfront. WEB: 14671 US$3,000,000.
Bill .Albury@SothebysRealty. com
MARSH HARBOUR COVE ESTATES
LOT 91 1.5 acre commercial parcel, rare
opportunity in the heart of town. Income
producing. WEB:4000030155 UJS$455.000
Bil .AIbury @c : rl -.., P -,l .com
TREASURE CAY CAMELOT BEACHFRONT
Sb 3b,2600 sq.ft. airy & bright, great value
home. Includes car. golf cart & lots more.
Stan Sawyer@ .:rl-, 1:, P sIr. :.:.ri
TREASURE CAY SUNRISE POINT #1
Waterfront lot, 27.110 sq. ft. 58 feet of sandy
beach, 120 feet road frontage. Underground
utilities. WEB: 4000030636 US$549,000.
Stan.Sawyer@S.-rlh, .P.e lr t-.i
MARSH HARBOUR NEW PRICE ST.
CHARLES PLACE Stunning 4 bed 4 bath home
with direct beach access and private dock
slip. WEB: 4000013236 US$1,500,000.
MARSH HARBOUR COVE ESTATES
BoBBY HILLTOP NEw LISTING 4b 2b recently
renovated cottage, close to to town & all
amenities, WEB: 4000038193 $315,000.
TREASURE CAY BANYAN BEACH LOT
#16. multi-family lot, 149 ft. of powder sand
beach. .95 acres opposite golf-course.
WEB: 4000036623 US$1,200,000.
TREASURE CAY ROYAL PALM 2404
LIKE NEW Marina view 3b 3b. 1220 Sq. Ft.
condo. Dock & Storage closet, Furnished.
WEB: 4000038194 US$479,000.
MARSH HARBOUR HIDEAWAY Sea to
sea, 150' dock & boat lift. Main house with 1
1/2 bed 1 1/2 bath, guest quarters with 2 bed
2 bath WEB: 4000013022 US$1,495,000.
MARSH HARBOUR ABACO TOWNS
#17 NEW LISTING 2b 2b with sea views.
Amenities include pool, private beach &
tennis courts.WEB: 4000040896 $206,000.
TREASURE CAY SAIL A VIE Canalfront
3b 2b,1994 sq.ft. airy & bright good value home
enjoys exceptional privacy w/ dock & boat lift.
FurnishedWEB: 4000038012 US$920,000.
Stan. Sawyer@S ,.:rE I' .: F sr : ': iI
TREASURE CAY CANALWATCH 2 bed
2 bath home near the canal entrance with its
own beach and partial dock Cool breezes and
canal views WEB: 4000032849 US$495,000.
Sta n Sawyer@SothebysR ealtyco rnm
MARSH HARBOUR IGGY BIGGY PROPERTY.
BUILDINGS ONLY 3 storefronts & 2 apartments
centrally located. Great income potential.
WEB: 4000020754 US$1,140,000.
NORTH ABACO FIRE ROAD #8
Waterfront 2BR/2B furnished 1200sf
home on 22.192sf Lot with dock on Sea of
Abaco.WEB: 4000030286 US$249,999.
Beachfront 4 bed 3 bath. 2 storey home with
2 garages, 3 carports. Off main road and
very private.WEB: 4000016642 US$940,000.
Stan.Sawyer@ SothebysRealty.co m
TREASURE CAY BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
3,48 & b i.e dhi. u -: :r dj: : L ,_i,: .,rI..rV q r
views &every imaginable amenity. Pool & Bar.
WEB:4000019527 Starting at US$490,000.
MARSH HARBOUR ROBYN'S NEST.
THE RESIDENCES Uniquely crafted 2b 2.5b
.--.. -ii ; ... l.. |:. p : .e *' ./."ti',e f,, ',e .r fuj n.- r i,, g ,
BillI i .... SothebysRealty.com
GREEN TURTLE CAY SOUND HARBOUR
8b 8b home with 455 ft of waterfront on 1.3
acres. 2 private docks, boat ramp. beach.
WEB: 4000040901 US$3.790,000.
Stan Sawyer@5. I,1.-i P.- .lir, com
TREASURE CAY SURF SHACK Furnished
Sunrise Point two storey 4b 3.5b home with
swimming pool. Ocean views, generator, storm
shutters. WEB: 4000032849 US$899,000.
TREASURE CAY RES DENTAL LOTS
St. Andrew's Golf Course lots $35,000.
CanalFront Galleon Bay lots $235,000.
Sunrise Point beachfront $925,000.
Stan. Sawyer@ reI F ,I _o n ri
SOUTH ABACO SCHOONER BAY
100 Acre BeachFront parcel plus
adjoining 46 lot gated beachfront
subdivision. WEB: 4000039063
SOUTH ABACO SCHOONER BAY LITTLE
BRIDGE S07 Lot is 5,319 sq. Ft. is 60 feet by
84 feet deep, Eco-Friendly community with a
rich ecosystem. WEB::4000041730 $440,000.
SOUTH ABACO MAIN SCHOONER BEACH
F02 Lot.6.008 sq. Ft., 47 ft on the ocean,
Er, ,:r. ,,ri., r ll,, responsible construction w/
sustainable materialsWEB:4000041731 $490,000.
CG :. i '.. : ;.. : :.h .,, F ,: .':
SOUTHABACO I:- .Li:r Ji -,COTTAGES
Duplex with two 2b/lb apartments, dock
& beach access. Great rental. Both for
$650,000. WEB: 4000039026 $350,000.
Christopher.,- IL "- :Eth l: i F l, :.,ir,
GUANA CAY SONREAKERS 6b 5b home
on 135ft of beach in Orchid F ', Fantastic
I,,- illI... rI.' -t .r :..I r L door G reat
rental. WEB: 4000028041 US$2.500.000
C hristopher.-' ll.ur, :.rl-,l:- '`.. hIr :':mr
Lots, Acreage & Other Properties
Call Stan Sawyer for more information 577.0298
A Multi Family Package: 335 ft beachfront on 6 lots,
B Papi's Palace Furnished 3b 2b beach home, Seller financing up to 90%
C Multifamily Packages 625 Ft of beachfront on 16 lots.
D Future hotel site. Approx. 42 acres on Main Beach & opposite Golf Course.
E Coco Bar Plus Package.
F Treasure Cay Marina Plus.
G Beach Townhouse End unit, $349,000, WEB:4000012691
WON&- 0 :
Bahama Beach Club Luxury condos on beach with great views and every
imaginable amenity Pool & Bar.
#2004 5b 4b upper condo Cart. Right on BeadcWER4000012702 USStl95o000
#2032 sb 3b upper condo. Golf Cart Garage. WEB. 4000019527 US$490.000.
2 . '.1 0 1 I ,'-n . i. I. , 4.n . .I. r l '.'. '1 I %' .. l. I I J ... .. ..
#2051 3b 3b lower condo. Steps from beach. WEB: 4000019275 USS939k,
#2054: .1 -. ....... ...- I. .. ..., i WEB: 4000016240US$875.000.
#2078 Sb b upper condo. Excellent Rental. WEB: 4000019500 US$990,000o
#20884b il ... .. i* . r I .1 r ..1-. .i 1- 1- . I I .,,,
Call Stan Sawyer for more information 577.0298
I Crosswinds 4b 3b w/beachviews WEB:4000005039US$Se5k
J Sunrise Point Lot 4 Beachfront lot $925,000.
K 'a ir-- ,,1 _.- ,. -, ,, ,r l_ r .., i I I l -, I , .. . .- ,,t,.,1, ,II ,,l .;1 ,
beach & road, Utilities at Road WEB: 4000039430 US$599,000o
L High & Dry Canal view home, 1W44 sq- ft.. 2 storey., bed 2 bath, furnished.
WEB: 4000032980 $465,000.
M Marina Lot 5 Choice canalfront. WEB: 40000095455270k.
N Rock Point Lot 4 Waterfront 90 ft, WE8:4000019391 US$32ok
N Rock Point Lot 7 Waterfront 90 ft WEB: 4000032169 $18 5,000-
N Rock Point Lot8 11818 sf residential. WEB: 4000031389 $185.000.
0 Atlantis 2207 Canalfront 2 b 2bw/dock WEB 4000015088 US$450k
P I .,,- ,. I, I' ., '- ( .-., ,t, .. .. I t.1 I i, ... .r unitw ith
dock slip- WEB: 4000023098 $695,000.
Call Stan Sawyer for more information 577.0298
LOT 32 & 32A 90 feet on water. WEB: 4000019447 $500,000 J.Patterson
LOT 26 22,000 sq. ft. corner lot. WEB: 4000019424 $250,000. J.Patterson
BAH. PALM SHRS. LOT 43 WEB: 4071 1f .., ,., B11 ll 1ury 5572929
r 1 'i r i i: ,. i,.P .i Waterfront lot. WE B: 4000008281 $599k.BillAlbury
MARSH HBR. Sunrise Bay #1 w/ Foundation WEB: 4000036762 $165k. B.Albury
MARSH HBR Sunrise Bay #33 17000 sq, ft. WEB: 4000038014 $280k. B.Albury
GREAT CISTERN 27 Ekwed lot w/watervwsWEBD 4o00o40794 $12500coBAlbury
LITTLE HBR. Waterfront 1 acre. WEB: 4000036442 $199,500. L.Schreiner
LITTLE HBR. 1/2 acre, deeded dock. WEB: 4000020749 $119,000. Bill Albury
PELICAN SHRS 3 waterfront lots. WEB: 4000038353 From $249,000, B. Abury
BAKERS CRK. LOT 18,10 min N of MH. WEB: 40000387805 70,000. C Aluy
I AGENTS & OFFICES THROUGOUT ABACO INCLUDING MARSH HARBOUR 367.5046 TREASURE CAY 577.0298 GUANA CAY 365.5184
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Saturday, June I 2013 | PAGE 1
Coalition to Protect Clifton Bay Unveils New Name,
Logo: Save The Bays to Take Up Call for Action
through our Facebook page
Smith said the ini-
tial name, the Coalition to
Protect Clifton Bay was se-
lected for a specific reason.
An environmental move-
ment that gained "incredible
and unexpected" momentum
in a few months announced
today it is changing its name
to reflect the success that has
driven it to broaden its role
and expand beyond its initial
focus to national interests.
"When we first an-
nounced the formation of
the to Protect Clifton Bay
in March, we focused on the
issue immediately at hand
-- the ongoing degradation
and pollution of the west-
em bays that was destroy-
ing coral reefs and deplet-
ing fish, conch and crawfish
stocks," said senior attorney
Fred Smith. QC. "We have
gained such incredible and
unexpected momentum that
we have expanded our focus
to national environmental
protection and environmen-
tal rights issues. It's not just
water, but the use of Crown
Land and the rieht of Baha-
mians to know what their
government is planning. It's
calling for the passage of
a Freedom of Information
Act and the essential Envi-
ronmental Protection Act.
Today we are very pleased
to announce that the Coali-
tion to Protect Clifton Bay
is now Save The Bays, a na-
tional environmental move-
ment that has the support of
individuals and organisa-
tions from all around The
Bahamas and even abroad
"The Coalition to
Protect Clifton was estab-
lished with that name for
two reasons. One, we want-
ed to use Clifton Bay as an
example," said the environ-
mental and human rights ac-
tivist. "Clifton and the west-
ern bays are a microcosm of
the development issues that
are challenging the rest of
The Bahamas." The second
reason is that it had the po-
tential to attract global sup-
port and had to be specfici
and focused on the area for
Smith. the Coalition knew of
the work of the Waterkeeper
Alliance, an international or-
ganisation that lends support
to local Waterkeepers who
work through local volun-
teers to monitor and protect
threatened or endangered
bays, rivers, streams and
other waterways. The Coali-
tion applied for and became
the first approved Bahamas
Waterkeeper partner. That
partnership was announced
late last month during a visit
to Nassau by Waterkeeper
Alliance President Robert F.
But in portraying
the damage to the reefs off
Jaws beach and around to
the west off the coast of Ly-
ford Cay and Albany, Smith
said, the group "awakened
voices that had been fighting
the good fight, often alone or
unheard. We helped to coa-
lesce and give expression
to the pent-up feelings of
frustration that such damage
was taking place and noth-
ing was stopping it. All we
want to do with the western
bays is promote a harmoni-
ous use of the area by per-
suading the government to
pass an environmental pro-
tection act. This is some-
thing both the FNM and PLP
have promised. By changing
our name and broadening
our reach, we are not desert-
ing our original genesis, but
building on the foundation
that awakened such inter-
early success, says another
director, Grand Bahama hu-
man rights and environmen-
tal activist Joseph Darville,
can be measured in many
"I've never seen
such a groundswell of sup-
port for a single issue," said
Darville. "When I think
what we had to go through to
get people to care about ba-
sic human rights, that was a
fight that took 35 long years.
Now in just a few months.
we have people coming out
of the woodwork, sending
photos of damaged reefs, of
oil, of smoke stacks, people
offering to volunteer, saying
they want to pin their envi-
ronmental action lawsuits or
battles to our campaign to
take control of the environ-
ment, our land, our water,
our resources. They are tired
of too little, too late and they
see the Coalition, which as
of today is Save The Bays,
as action-oriented. We have
nearly 4,000 Facebook
friends and fans and those
numbers do not lie. We are
on the move and I think
Save The Bays is a great
way to make the announce-
ment that we are here for
everyone wherever you live
or work in The Bahamas."
plans to visit and launch
marine resource reviews in
Andros and Bimini before
Leaders of Save The Bays Stress Importance for
Government to Regulate and Guard Crown Land
Coalition on the Airwa)s Directors of Save The Bays make a visit to Darold Miller Live for
a lively discussion on the regulation of crown land in The Bahamas. Pictured I-r: Darrold
Miller, show host; Joe Darville, director of Save The Bays and Fred Smith, QC, director of
Save The Bays
Representing Save The
Bays during a lively in-
terview on Darold Miller
Live this week, Coalition
directors Fred Smith. QC
and Joe Darville called at-
tention to the government's
responsibility to implement
regulations, maintain trans-
parency and safeguard the
nation's crown land. Both
men urged passage of a
Freedom of Information
Act and an Environmental
Protection Act. W i t h -
out the Freedom of Infor-
mation Act, governments
have had a free hand at giv-
ing away or selling at a very
low price land that belongs
to us," said Darville. "It is
reprehensible, wrong and
it's a theft of our property
for it to be given away with-
out our approval."
Under the Local Govern-
ment Act, Smith cited a re-
quirement that the govern-
ment consult with the local
town council before crown
land is sold or conveyed.
The land, agreed senior at-
torney, human rights and
environmental activist Fred
Smith, is not the govern-
ment's to convey -- it is
the people's land held in
trust by the government and
should only be managed
after full consultation and
"Crown land is the heritage
of every Bahamian person.
It is the land in The Baha-
mas that is not owned by
any private person and is
held in trust by the Bahami-
an government, the person
of the crown the queen -
for the benefit of the Baha-
mian people," said Smith.
"The three branches of gov-
ernment constitute govern-
ment in The Bahamas. But
the entity that is actually
the government at the end
of the day is the crown. It
is the crown that holds 70
percent, I think, of land in
The Bahamas for the benefit
of the Bahamian people. So
crown land belongs to us all
and it should not be given
away without consulting
Developments in Guana
Cay, Bimini Bay and Grand
Bahama were all mentioned
as locations in which crown
land was afforded to devel-
opers at little or no cost.
According to Smith. Bak-
er's Bay property was pur-
chased at $ I per acre,
"This is your land, this is my
land from one end of The
Bahamas to the other. Safe-
guard it; it belongs to us,"
said Darville. "Open your
eyes and see its beauty, its
grace and its magnificence.
God has given it to us and
it is our heritage patrimony
and we are the stewards of
it for future generations."
Save The Bays (formerly
Coalition to Protect Clifion
Bay) is a licensed non-profit
Bahamian corporation com-
mitted to preserving and
protecting the delicate en-
vironmental, ecological and
cultural balance of Clifton
Bay and the surrounding
community. Particular em-
phasis is given to encourag-
ing effective land-use deci-
Save The Bays
for Our Kids
As you know, The Bahamas is lucky enough to hove some of the Most
Beautiful Waters on EarthO
Our Bahamian Bays ore beautiful, truly some of the world's most
spectacular nolural wonders. But one by one,..hroughoul Our
Beautiful Bohamaland...they are disappearing.
You can make It your Environmental Legacy to Help Sove the Boys
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Saturday, June 1", 2013 1 PAGE 2
Save the Bays Director Calls Attention to
Unregulated Development at Clifton Bay
Joe Darville and Sam Dun-
combe, CliCton Bay advo-
cates and directors of Save
The Bays (formerly Coali-
tion to Protect Clifton Bay),
recently shed light on un-
regulated development at
Nygard Ca. during a radio
interview on Hard Copy
Steve McKinney of Hard with host Steve McKinney.
Steve MeKinney of Hard The directors made a cor-
Copy on Peace Radio relation between Nygard
interviews Clifton Bay Cay development activity
advocates and directors of and persistent erosion to the
Save the Bays.
Save The Bays' Fred
Smith Speaks Out on
ZNS-TV Talk Show
Declaring "it's time we re-
spect our own country,"
Save The Bams director and
renowned QC Fred Smith
challenged the nation to
become mature in its ap-
proach to developments
during a ZNS-TV interview
on Shenique Miller's The
"Our group is really using
Clifton Bay as an example
of the microcosm of devel-
opment issues challenging
the rest of The Bahamas,"
The director pointed to the
leaking oil at the industrial
part of Clifton as one of the
biggest problems for the
area, destroying valuable
reef. During a recent dive
in the area, Smith observed
firsthand the damage to fish-
eries, wetlands and the tour-
ism industry and witnessed
"coating of oil in the ocean
that goes for miles."
Smith also summarised
Save The Bays' petition
points of asking the gov-
ernment to create an Envi-
ronmental Proteciion Act, a
Freedom of Information Act
and to protect the country's
crown land. He invited eve-
ryone to go online to www.
savelhebays.bs and read
Clifton Bay shoreline and
called on the Government
to rectify the situation im-
"What is happening at
Nygard Cay is a serious
problem indeed," said Dar-
ville. "I think Nygard was
originally given, back in
1984, three acres of crown
land. Whether he bought it
or it was given at a mini-
mal price, we don't know."
Since then, years of dredg-
ing the nearby seabed has
added to Nygard Cay, says
Darville, while affecting the
flow to the east, including
Jaws Beach, says Darville.
The human rights and en-
vironmental activist main-
tained that the nearly four
acres of reclaimed crown
land and sea bed still be-
long to the Bahamian peo-
ple. "I should be able to go
pull up there on the beach
and enjoy myself, because
it doesn't belong to Nygard;
it belongs to the Bahamian
people and that is all we are
Darville called on the Prime
Minister to once again pro-
tect Clifton Heritage Park
as he had 14 years ago when
it was threatened by private
development. He also re-
minded the public that the
at Nygard Cay had been
brought to the attention of
the previous government.
'"N.gard has been given
a directive by the previ-
ous government which he
did not follow, that was he
was supposed to desist and
cease from the accretion of
that land and return it back
to its original state and he
has refused to do it."
'LIKE' THE BAYS
Shenique Miller, host of The Network on ZNS interviewed Supporters &i i
Save The Bays Director and well known Q.C. Fred Smith
4 ,4YS! [jSaveTheBays
Save the Bays' Joe Darville
Links Reef Destruction to
Ongoing Oil Leaks
"The Network" airs on ZNS TV Monday at 8:30pm,
Wednesday at 6pmr and Fridays at 11am.
Save The Bays Director Supports Rev.
C.B. Moss at Clifton Heritage Meeting
Reverend C.B. Moss during a public meeting held at the
British Colonial Hilton. explained that his group is on their
continued mission to complete their original project.
Save The Bays director Joe
Darville recently demon-
strated support of the origi-
nal Save Clifton Park group
and their well-known leader
Reverend C.B. Moss dur-
ing a public meeting held at
the British Colonial Hilton.
During the event Rev. Moss
explained that his group is
continuing its mission to
complete its original pro-
ject, protecting Clifion for
the Bahamian public.
"Let me back up and say
that when the Coalition was
started we recommended to
the government that a land
and sea park be created in
that space and the govern-
ment agreed and in 2004
the government established
a land park by an act of par-
liament; the sea park was
never fully established,"
said Moss. "We were told
along the way that discus-
sions are being held with
the Bahamas National Trust
and others who were the
experts, and you know we
aren't the experts, we just
wanted that established and
now we are calling for that
to be achieved."
Darville expressed full sup-
port of the creation of a
marine park for Clifton and
called on the government to
preserve and protect all of
the components of that im-
mediate area and other bays
around the entire country.
Save the Bays director Joe u
tion of Clifton Bay's barrier n
oil leaks. with show host Fayi
97 MDuring a recent interview
on ZNS Radio's Immediate
Response, Save The Bays
director Joe Darville dis-
cussed the destruction of
Clifton Bay's barrier reef
and fish habitation due to
oil leaks. The renowned
activist informed talk show
host Fayne Thompson that
During the evening, Dar- without an Environmental
ville addressed the crowd to Proection Act, the proper
discuss his group's goals for r terms are not being
Clifton Bay and the rest of parameters are not being
established to preserve the
country's marine life against
He also discussed Save The the damaging effects of oil.
Bays' demand for the crea- "You have that whole sec-
tion and implementation of tion out there that Fred
an environmental protec- Smith so eloquently points
tion act to protect "the para- out that seven mile barrier
dise we live in and save it reef off New Pros idence -
for the next generation to and as more oil seeps out
come." into that particular area, it
Darville discussed the destruc-
reef and fish habitation due to
means that we are going
to destroy an incredible
amount of reef there," said
Darville. "I am baffled by
the fact that we can't even
clean up the mess BEC is
making and yet we are talk-
ing about drilling for oil.
We cannot clean up and
establish the origin for the
oil leaking into the ocean at
BORCO and yet we want to
drill for oil. And we don't
have the Environmental
Acts in place. This is one
thing the coalition is bar-
gaining for -- to have this
established so we can hold
people legally responsible
for messing up our environ-
ment and you cannot put the
cart before the horse, it has
to be established first."
Q-..- 4L- D-... A-6-- I-- "
Art and Craft
By Jennifer Hudson
Five artisans drew the crowds at the
Little Harbour Art and Craft show held
at Pete's Pub and Gallery on May 18. A
steady stream of customers all day kept
them busy and ensured them a very suc-
cessful day. All of the stall holders were
very pleased at the amount of business
from locals, second home owners and visi-
tors to the island. Many people stayed to
enjoy one of the delicious lunches served at
Pete's Pub and to spend the day socializing
with friends. The atmosphere was very fes-
tive thanks to the lively music of 'Fire and
the Goat Peppers Band'.
Two persons displayed their paint-
ings, two displayed jewelry and one exhib-
ited her fabric crafts. A table was also set
up by the Abaco Cancer Society with items
such as mugs, caps, pens, T shirts and bags
for sale in aid of the society's work.
Ginny Warner displayed a large and
varied selection of her beautiful sea glass
jewelry. All of the sea glass with which
she makes her jewelry pieces is collected
from the beaches of Abaco. Ms. Warner
has recently begun enhancing her sea glass
Above: a small crowd gathers around several booths during the Little Harbour Art and
Craft Show. The event was hosted at Pete's Pub and Gallery on May 18. Five artisans
were present displaying their work while 'Fire and the Goat Pepper' band provided en-
pieces with beadwork as she says that she
is always trying to do something differ-
ent. Some of her most striking pieces are
formed from black glass over 200 years old
and also from light lavender glass which
is also old and rare. She has enhanced the
black glass with gold beadwork making it
very eye catching. Ms. Warner has been
crafting her sea glass jewelry for 15 years
and her trademark clasp is a tiny limpet
Peter Bradley, of Conch Pearl Gal-
lery fame, is a Master Jeweler /Appraiser
and a graduate of the Gemological Institute
of America. He had a large selection of
sterling and pure silver pieces on display
including earrings, pendants, bracelets and
rings, all of which were very popular with
buyers. These pieces are perfect replicas
of Bahamian sea life such as shells, star-
fish, sand dollars and sea biscuits which
are made using the lost wax method. Mr.
Bradley also makes custom pieces from
precious metals such as gold and platinum
and enhances special pieces with the conch
Peter and JoAnn Bradley are a very
talented husband/wife team. Ms. Bradley
has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts
with an emphasis in painting and drawing.
She paints land and seascapes of Abaco us-
ing the mediums of watercolours, acrylics
and oils. She had a variety of these land and
seascapes on display including a painting
of the quaint Pete's Pub which sold quickly
to one lucky person wanting to take home
a souvenir of that popular meeting place.
The other artist with her work on
display was Marjolein Scott whose work
makes quite a contrast to Ms. Bradley's.
Ms. Scott is well-known for her vivid and
whimsical watercolour on silk paintings,
though it did appear today that she has now
also branched into acrylic on canvas. She
has a great love of mermaids and these ap-
pear in almost all her pictures. Her mer-
maids were in full force not only in her
paintings but also incorporated into jewel-
lery boxes and tiles.
Vonda Bethel is very creative with
fabrics and is always coming up with new
innovative ideas. Her stall showed a large
colourful array of quilts, placemats, pencil
cases, glasses cases and phone cases along
with decorative key rings and notebooks.
Her latest offering was a selection of very
cute colourful bikini bottoms for small
Mini massages were offered in the
studio by 'Continuo' so altogether it was a
very nice relaxing and well-rounded day of
perusing interesting items, shopping, eat-
ing and drinking, merrymaking and cool-
ing off in the sea.
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June 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 17
N ortn Abaco
By Vernique Russell
The Treasure Cay Property Owners
Association hosted their annual meeting
on April 11 at the Treasure Community
Center. The meeting is hosted to discuss
concerns and proposed activities for the
residents of Treasure Cay. The agenda in-
cluded topics such as amenities fees, secu-
rity measures and support for the Treasure
Cay Search & Rescue and Security Depart-
ment among others.
The area is still experiencing prob-
lems with boat theft. Even though last year
was a bit quieter, the committee is hop-
ing to eradicate the problem completely. A
plea was made for those attending to en-
courage other members to bring their fees
updated so that the finances will be in place
to fund outlet programs.
The association had a good last fiscal
period and anticipate this year to be a good
once as well. They anticipate fulfilling the
assignments on their agenda for 2013 with
the support of the community. The meeting
was dubbed a success.
Stand Up to Cancer
event held at
By Vernique Russell
Star Events and Production hosted a
mix and mingle with a focus on the fight
against cancer. The event was staged at the
Treasure Sands Club in Treasure Cay. The
mingle was held under the theme 'Stand
Up to Cancer'.
Cancer has affected almost every
family in The Bahamas, whether it be
through direct family members or friends.
Every person knows someone who has
been touched by the often-fatal disease.
Organizer, Tara Moss, sought to raise the
awareness of those in attendance and to
educate about preventive measures.
Those who were in attendance were
treated to a beautiful afternoon. Part of the
proceeds was in aide of the Abaco Cancer
Society. The event began at 3pm. Beautiful
d6cor included the pink ribbon symbolic
of the cancer fight. The agenda includ-
ed a fashion show, in which the models
showcased beautiful attire from Tara Di-
ane Boutique. Among the models for the
evening was the lovely Patricia Curry, the
reigning Miss Abaco.
Guests were also able to indulge in
conversation and listen to several words of
wisdom and heard tips about cancer pre-
vention. The staff of the Treasure Sand
Club prepared awesome, delectable treats
for those in attendance to enjoy. The eve-
ning was dubbed as a success, very en-
joyable and informative by those in atten-
Marble & Granit
North Abaco MP donates to Dundas Town
Above: North Abaco MP Curry (left) presents Dundas Town Comnittee Chairman, Faron
Newbold, with financial assistance to go towards the completion of the Cultural Center
By Timothy Roberts
The Parliamentary Secretary and
Minister of Parliament for North Abaco,
Renardo Curry, presented Dundas Town
Committee Chairman, Faron Newbold,
with financial assistance in completing the
project of a Cultural Center that the local
government group is building.
Mr. Curry said "as MP for North Ab-
aco I have looked through the community
to see what projects are going on and what
I may be able to assist with and I am very
impressed with the Dundas Town Commit-
tee and their strategic plan for a cultural
He said he decided to assist them by
donating some funds to assist in the devel-
opment of that cultural village project. "I'm
happy to help and I commend the commit-
tee as they continue to push forward. We
By Vernique Russell
The Treasure Cay Public Beach was
the place to be on Monday, May 20 for the
observation of Whit Monday. The commit-
tee of the One Bahamas celebration came
together and hosted a beach party to raise
funds for upcoming events.
Scores of people turned up at the
beach to enjoy the fun-filled atmosphere set
Marble and Granite
counter tops, showers
and floors installed
Made in Marsh Harbour
Call 367-6867 or 367-4726
on our web site:
believe this cultural village will create jobs
opportunities for a lot of the people in the
He commended Mr. Newbold and
said the chairman is "one of the hardest
working men here in Abaco."
Mr. Newbold thanked the MP and
said "we fought for many years to forge a
relationship between local government and
central government and today is a day of a
He said they believe that a lot is going
to get done and that Mr. Curry is the right
man for the job.
He said that with such a partnership
"taking the community to another level
will be a smoother process and we will get
the kind of assistance that is required to
build our communities."
by the committee. People came from near
and far and brought their family members
and friends along to enjoy the festivities.
As the country prepares to embrace
its 40th Anniversary of Independence, the
committee is hoping to host a series of pa-
triotic events. The day was dubbed a com-
plete success and organizers were appre-
ciative of all the patronage they received.
Indecent Exposure & Indecent
(Suspect arrested and charged)
At 9:10am on 21st May, 2013, a 22
year old female of Spring City, Abaco,
reported that while at her place of work
located S.C. Bootle Hwy, her co-worker a
38 year old male Indecently Assaulted her.
Police action requested.
At 1:40pm on 21/5/13, while at
M.H.P.S. officers arrested the suspect in
this matter and charged him.
At 8:30am on 21st May, 2013, a 46
year old male of Marsh Harbour and c/o
a local construction company, located in
Marsh Harbour reported that sometime be-
tween 3:00pm on 18/5/13 and 7:30am on
19/5/13 some unknown persons/s entered
his work place and stole an undetermined
amount of batteries, a pressure washer and
a compressor. Police action requested.
(Suspect arrested and charged)
On Tuesday 21st may, 2013 at
10:05p.m, a 37 year old male of Dundas
Town reported to the Marsh Harbour Po-
lice Station that at 9:30p.m, same date,
he observed two young men on his boat
which is moored in the harbour on front
street. Upon seeing him they jumped over-
board. Hence, he dove over board and
caught one of them and held him until the
At 10:14P.M, officers arrested an 18
year old male of the Pigeon Peas in refer-
ence to this matter.
At 3:15am on 23rd May, 2013, a 20
year old male of Green Turtle Cay, Ab-
aco, reported that at about 2:50am same
date while at his residence alone, some
unknown persons attempted to gain entry
to his parents' home. One of the culprits
was believed to be armed with a firearm.
The complainant cannot give a description
of the culprits because it was dark, but he
stated that they spoke in Creole. Police ac-
tion requested in this matter.
Officers from the central Detective
Unit visited the scene and are Investigating
on Hope Town's waterfront
Bar Opens Daily 10 a.m.
Closed on Tuesdays
Happy Hour 5 6 p.m.
Lunch & Dinner Daily
Lunch11:30 am-3 pm Dinner 6-9pm
ICE Appetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m ,
Call 366-0087 366-0292 VHF Ch 16
June1, 013The~acoian Secton Pae 1
Page 18 Section A
The Abaconian June 1, 2013
Central & All Abaco
Road works addressed by Minister
Public outcry grows
By Timothy Roberts
During a contract signing at the Gov-
ernment Complex on May 27, Deputy
Prime Minister and Minister of Works,
working ... so
work is what
is deserving of
time to ad-
road works in
that "complaints have reached me but our
engineers are satisfied with the quality of
He added that what is being observed
that has contributed to a number of the
complaints "is basically that the roads,
when repaired, haven't be allowed to cure
and because people are driving over it
[as well as] the inordinate rain in recent
He noted that the original contract
called for sand seal which he said has now
been corrected to asphalt.
"We did get the complaints. They
* REDUCED! Entrance to bay, waterfront lot,
panoramic views $88.000
* Lots $35,000- *"
* 3/2 Beachfront home with detached income
Producing apartments $795,000. TURNKEY
* 4/4 Beachfront home covered
norches with expansive decking OWNER
were addressed and now engineers are
working assiduously so that the quality of
work is what is deserving of Abaconians,"
When asked if "black top" is be-
ing considered for the main road through
Marsh Harbour to the Crossing he said it is
being considered in the future but no time-
line of when was given.
What residents are
saying about the
We are so not getting value for our
The bypass road is beautiful, unlike
this other shabby work on the main roads
through the town. C.
No value for our money!! Going from
the BEC corner to the new round about
feels like riding on a wash board. Driv-
ing on the road by Charlie Boo corner you
cannot drive with your windows open as
you would choke to death and pray that no
one is in front as there is nothing but a dust
cloud. It is disgraceful that Simmons was
B a li a mas
FINANCING $750,000 LONG BEACH
Next to Schooner Bay
LEISURE LEE 3/2 Homes beach access $ 195,000
* Canal lot cleared/seawalled $125,000 Lots starting at $30,000
* Interior home lots $30,000 Hilltop lots with ocean view $75,000 $95,0C
BAHAMA PALM SHORES Gorgeous beach front lot 17,000sq.ft $198,0(
* Just under 1 beachfront acre 2/2 LYNYARD CAY
cottage $390,000 L N A A
* 3/3, 2160 sq. ft. beach home $399,500 3 Waterfront lots, one with dock starting
* BeautJful interior lots, starting at $17,000 at $178,000. OWNER MOTIVATED
* 1 Acre beach front estate lot $295,000 TREASURE CAY
* Pinehurst lots $7,000 & $11,000al Palm Condo, Second/third
* 9 + acres 8 Mile Bay Beach access $199,00 Royal Palm Condo, Second/third
story unit with private dock slip and
lGUANA CAY finger dock. Four community pools.
GUANA A OWj.ER MOlivArED $298,000
* 2/2 Great Atlantic Views, shared dock, step Rock Pint, waterfront lot,
Rock Point, bulkheaded waterfront lot, exc
to the beach, rental income $265.900 Pnrce $150,000
SCHOONER SUBDIVISION Golf Course Lot $35,000 MAI.E OFFER
* Lot 58 50ft Elevation, views of Atlantic & 3/2 Royal Palm Condo $298,000
Beach. Off grid living. REDUCED $30,000 LUBBERS QUARTERS
SCHOONER BAY *Jack's Jungle homesite & dockage $135,000
* Harbour front lot just steps to beach $390,000 Additional lots available
LITTLE HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR
* 68 Acres of prime land $1.980,000 Commercial lot near John Bull $125,000
* Half acre oceanfront lot $65,000
* Elevated oceanfront lot 39,000 sq, ft. HOPE TOWN
* 20,000 sq. ft. Hilltop lot with starter cottage, Lot close to town, beach access $130,000
harbour and ocean views $198,000
Jams DonaRee eChrs MolyRobrt a rue Sit
ww Slnprpetesahm s:O
-.--.- ..~-. I
Above and below: locals have complained about the quality of road repairs being carried
out in Central Abaco. Simmons Construction has previously stated that weather conditions
and traffic have resulted in delays and are responsible for the poor results. Locals charge
that, regardless of those reasons, the quality of work is inferior. Deputy Prime Minister
and Minister of Works, Philip 'Brave' Davis, stated that "complaints have reached me but
our engineers are satisfied with the quality of work. "
given the contract to do this work and they
do not seem to have any experience with
road works! L.
The government and Simmons should
be totally embarrassed at the condition
they have put Abaco in.... Tourist walking
the streets is either choking to death or be-
ing splashed from mud... and I won't even
talk for the local people who have waited
long enough for good roads to end up with
this garbage... shame, shame, shame. L.
Mr. Simmons needs to be let go and
pay back the money he got from the Gov-
ernment. Why does the government give
all the contracts to people other than our
Abaco locals? If a local company would
have done it they would have done it with
It is truly sad that Abaco is getting
short changed again! SHAME! Jeremy
When people compare the new high-
way to the airport with the other resur-
faced roads it will soon be clear that we've
been demoted. C.
I drove this area today and it is worse
than I remember it being, might as well
have left it alone it they knew they wasn't
going to do it with common sense. C.
There should be no taxation without
representation... Where is the minister
responsible? (Nassau) Tell this company
to stop! Just take the money and run... It
would be better to have taken we money
and not do anything, at least we would not
have this mess to clean up.... Anybody
notice all the oil seeping into the ground?
Somebody needs to be held accountable, if
not locked up...Again ,where is the min-
ister responsible? Who is the minister re-
sponsible? I vote that he should forfeit his
salary for mismanaging we money.... This
is so unfair and downright thievery... Done
cause my vexation to be yuck-up. J.
June 1, 2013 The Abaconian
Section A Page 19
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furnished Galleon Baq 9N3'1iome. 102' canal frontage with
"T" dock & 16,00( boat lift. $595,000.
"Carrollville" # 135 -Near Treasure Cay -3 bed. 2 bath.
2,100, i' lulitop home on i acrts from highway to Sea.
165'water frontage. Spectacular sea views. $595,000.
Palmn Bay # 9 # 2108 Newly constructed 4 Bedroom, 3.5 bath.
2,077 sifturn-key furnished harbourfront townhouse. Gol fcart
included. Private boat slip. Excellent vacation rental income
potential. 80% 15 Year Financing Available! 5579.000.
"Elt'siun l -' I -1 "I [J 2 bath, 2.840 s/f under roof furnished
home on 2 lots I22 -" i-, I'in Ocean Blvd. Includes double
garage- Close to beach. $525,000..
Treasure House # 11- I # 12 Dclith fiul 2 bed, 2 bath
comfortably ftirnished 1.000 s/f Topsider style beachside
villa. Community pool, well maintained i lia Exceptional
sea & beach views. $499.000.
Treasure House # 2 # 1777 -; IVI 2 bath topsider style
1.000 I Iurni-.hcd hcj~ \1. l.i Fxceptional elevated
Sea & beach views. t W e to beach A. pool. $449,000.
Beach Villa# 715-#2072-2 b dd.bath, 95'i I turn-key
furnished b:tichflioAn0tii ill. 69haintained, excellent
vacation rental incoMe potential. $449,000.
Beach 1'illa # 638.- "230( -iw b'Ibh. 1.127 s/f
li'sietillI\ luirii- eld h i, t i larue doalble lot. washer/dryer
in i.nalu. ncar Iheacfi,,od rental iiI.,,-Ie potential. 349,0110.
Treasure House # 8 I on' - hside 2 bed. 2 bath.
I Iul1- II iurnihied T-.p 'lia Community pool. great
sea views. V $345,000.
#1898 "Starfish Cinuage"Beach Villa 503A & B 2
adji'irini. self contained I bed, I bath furnished villas
near beach. Great Rental Income Potential. $329,000.
Beach Villa #655- # 2241 -2 ,-d hailIcpisepin11.. large
1,013 s/fattractively furnished villa near beach. Excellent
vacation rental income potential $319,0004.
Beach illa # 605-# 1635- 1 bed. 2 bath well maintained
& cde,.intl furnished' Itu, s-At illa. \\ .s-lcr drs el.
Many e't\ir-A. tiup:d Ian be Uiliodfiicd for 2nd
bedroom. Close to 'each. $299,000.
Beach Villa 673-# 1847,2 bed, 2 bath luinl-hed 1.000 s/f,
Near pool heac'. reluir'i- ied, well maintained.$299,000.
Beach Villa 607-# 1982 -2 bed. 2 bath. 900 s/f villa,
furnished near beach, pool. shops & marina. $229,000.
Beach I 'llas # o 0/- 2230 Chatmini 2 bed, 2 bath
furnished villa near beach, pool & shopping. $219,000.
Beach I illa # 7141- .I A xd, I|dl. 51n T furnished
beachfront villa. Rect: c]i.O 1i.A clleiiin rcnia.l income
potential. C 5219.1111.
Beach I /ila # 60l # 2240 2 bed. 2 bath. 865 'irni.kCe"
lIil,-llcd hn.i 1Ic.llnily upgraded, well maintained, near beach.
Priced" '..el' $199,000.
Golf Course Home # 2287 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath. 2,200
s/f reccnilt built, semi tilrnsihedl. l'nrce on 7,5111i fpir.ecl
adi', iniiiL,. golf course. Great starter home. $199,000.
Beach Villa 52"-n *jn_ 2 bed, 2 bath
'iiiiiiehcd, ie,,r po i''pp iiiL $179,000.
Royal Poinciana Beachfront Condo # 25015-Phase 4
# 716 -Primier 3 level, 3 bed, 4.5 bath, plus loft newly
built condo. 2.xtMi s/f under '.,.1, 644 s. f covered/open
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE! $1,995,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2047- # 1468 3 bed, 3 bath, ground
level Phase 5 unit, 1,750 I Ih% inIg -piC condo, close to
beach, :.eiiclivlly furnished. numerous uilrL'radL-s &
Bahamas Real Estate
Bahama Beach Club 2020- # 1139 3 bed, 2 bath. 1.650 st
2nd level beach condo, elegantly decorated. Superior
beach & ocean views. $872,000.
Carleton Landing Carriage Hgpse # I # 1621 -3 bed, 3
bath, 1.755 s/f ground lcv 1 3 tied condo on Brigantine
Bay. New constru*(M.ncludes community pool, finger
dock/private slip, 2 g Ea qgos FURNISHED 1599,000.
Carleton Landing Carriage Hos e # 2,3 & 4 1620- 3
bed, 3 b:ah. 1,755 I iituOii i ,u uid, do'. ian Brigantine Bay.
New construction. ( unmil'kL p'ol. linger dock/private slip,
2 garages. NOW EACH S5'J,JIJ0II.
Bahama Beach Club # 2025- #2057 3 bed, 3 bath ground
level condo. 1.650 sq. ft. Tastefully furnished, well
maintained. Great views. Excellent rental income. $599,000.
Bahama Beach Club# 2035 1981 3 bed, 2 bath. 1,650
s/f furnished ground level condo. Overlooks pool & beach.
Best Priced Condo at Bahama Beach Club $499,950.
Royal Poinciana # 2511 - 1483-Deluxe 2 bed. 2 bath
ground level furnished 1.3,(Q/t1 achfront condo. Well
maintained. Gre.n ii tlW' excellent rental income
RoYal Palm # 2435 # 1881 3 bed- 3 bath 2nd level
turn-key furnished 1,264 s/f 'arbourirnii condo. Well
maintained end unit. Sensational marina views $419,000.
Royal Poinciana # 2512 *_hu lh i .- 2 bad. 2 bath, ground level
lIurnili'd beachfront onriduiUt.-pool & tennis court.
Great sea views. L \el Igttri.il income potential. $375,000.
Royal Pilhn 2437- # 2286 maintained 3 bed, 3
bath 2nd level 1.264. f Lit; liarbiirlfroni condo.
Panoran iiic h I, blitL ., Includes deep water boat slip &
Royal Palm #2403 -3 Bed, Bail. 2nd level, 1,264 s/f
turn-key furnished i'arbh G 'nt condo. Totally renovated &
refurbished in 2008. Many upgrades, well maintained, owner
occupied. Fantastic marina views. $399,000.
Sand Dollar Condo # 7- 14- 5 2 bed. 2 bath. 1,000 s/f
ground level furnished beachfront condo. Well maintained,
superb sea views, community pool. Best Value! $389,000.
Royal Palm Condo # 2420 #4546 3 bed, 3 bath, (inc lidinu
loft) 2nd level, 1.264 s/f kflWed condo. Great harbour &
marina views. Well maintained, near beach. excellent rental
income potential. $349,000.
RoyalPalm 2419- '2204 3 h u !;ath 2nd level 1.264 s/f
furnished harbohirlbr.'ni .1 i N%1l' l ii I Ileated harbour
views. Pri\ atie lineis & lip. F cellc'n rental income
RoyalPalm 2301- #2311 \Wellr iitaincd 2 bed, 2 bath
ground level 1.1i int '/ftir'1 O~I irbtirIrint condo. Desirable
"end" unit. (ire.iiu : h:ri ie' Private finger dock & slip.
Includes ,I 'cart. $329,000.
Royal Palm 2325- 22\$l41 maintained 2 bed, 2 bath
ground level 1.0i 1 tii- h l ii hahourfront condo. Great
harbour viewsI i\ aie 1'ingei Lduck &A slip. $299,000.
Atlantis Condo 21/7- 0 174 1-T~-key.2 bedroom. 2 bath, 875
s/f ground level liinrill .J uiiiJs 1 TOr .,iai iincd, .. rlhuk'
Brigantine Bay, includes private dock & boat slip. $295,0(II.
Rural Paihn 231"- "2 I .i ti l er 'oiid .ewl c1950 s/f
i1111111 h, I rl''iii ytri'i f11', ; p ,',,rioiie i.x 1 ,I l & singer
thiLk (,I.i: lii i,]. r l.~p L i' .'.I l.' $199.(11)0.
Mariner's Cove Condominiums
# D2iil 3 bed, 2.5 bath, I.23p Vfc0 lc% furnished
harbourfront condo. Ltstlkrbished in 2111Ox Close to
beach & marina v $i349,OI)Il
#2215 \\ ell maintained 2jIIroom. 1.5 bath, u> -, I
furnished 2 level harboftnt condo. $250,00410.
')9%5 2 bed. 2 bath. 2 level harbourfront end unit. Totally
upgraded in 2013. Priced for immediate sale. $249,950.
= 1442 1 bed, I bath. 450 s/f2nd level furnished unit
overlooking community pool. $199,000.
4655 2 bed, I bath condo with marina view $189,000.
:20'7 1 Best Priced (Cond ii 1211 1 bed, I bath, -462 s/f
ground level furnished harbourfront condo. Great harbour
views. S 19,000.
# 2321 Mariner's Cove 12!)r 1d, 1 bath. 2nd level.
'440 ti lurniilied muni.i --ite harbour& marina .Great
vacation rental iiinoL poeniil 1I 39.000.
enhancements. Superb sea views. 887.I11I11.
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Central & All Abaco
Ministers tour airport
and control tower
Set to open in August
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works, Philip Brave Davis and Minister of Trans-
port and Aviation, Glenys Hanna-Martin, along with a group of government officials
toured the new airport terminal and control tower at Marsh Harbour International Air-
port during their visit on May 27. According to Mr. Davis they are looking at opening
the new airport in August of this year. Above: Min. Davis and Min. Hanna-Martin along
with other government officials stand in the new airport control tower.
AMbury's ferry Service
While it is a true honor and in'mlr,-'" to have served the community of Abaco since 1959, AFS. like other
transportation businesses, have to adjust to the changing times. In an effort to keep the ever-increasing cost of
doing business down and to more fairly distribute these cost where appropriate. AlS has implemented the
following Freight and Excess Baggage Policies in lieu of increasing passenger fares to those that do not carry
Unaccompanied Small Freight and Packages
Any unaccompanied Package (envelope. box, cooler, suitcase, etc.) that you request AFS to transport on your
behalf either to the Cays or Main Land is subject to a freight charge. The charge varies based on the size of the
item (See AFS Freight Schedule of Feest and the level of service requested. Unaccompanied freight must be
delivered to AFS at least 30 minutes prior to the requested scheduled ferry. The following sizes / service will
determine your individual items freight cost.
-Envelope I Jp to 14 inches in Length, 10 inches in Breadth and 1 inches in Height
Small Package Must be less than 45 inches cubed (Length + Breadth 1 eight)
Medium Package Must be less than 65 inches cubed [.ere.i + Breadth + Height)
Large Package Any package that exceeds 65 inches cubed (Length + Breadth + Hleightl AFS
does not transport Extra Large or Palletized Freight on its public ferries.
Signature Required Special Handling AFS will transport and hold your package until it is
accepted and signed for by your assigned recipient. If no one meets the scheduled ~. .er.. AFS will
return the package to its original departure location and contact the shipper to pick it up. If you request it
to be re-delivered, you will be subject to additional freight charges.
Expedited Service AFS will make special arrangements to get your freight / package on the next
available ferry going to the required destination (including charters if available).
AFS reserves the right to refuse any item for transport, accompanied or unaccompanied.
Accompanied Freight or Excess Baggage
Each paying passenger traveling on one of AFS public ferries is permitted I personal item (brief case, purse
or back pack) and 3 individual pieces of luggage to travel with them at no charge. Luggage must meet the
Medium Package requirements above (less than 65 inches cubed Length + Breadth + Height = maximum of
65 total inches) Any individual piece of accompanied luggage that exceeds these dimensions will bhe
charged the Large Package Unaccompanied Freight rate. Groups traveling together are allowed to average
their group loads as long as it is organized as such before boarding. AFS will do its best to assist with the
loading and unloading of your individual luggage however in our continuing effort to keep our cost down there
will be times when this is not possible due a lack of available manpower-
Transportation of Animals
AFS allows the transportation of domestic animals on our public terries provided they are properly crated.
There will be a charge for each animal transported (See AFS Freight Schedule of Fees) and animals are not
considered accompanying baggage. You are encouraged to use your own crate. AFS owns a limited number
of crates which are available on a first come, first serve rental bases. Crates can be reserved in advance. Failure
to have a crate (yours or ours) does not preclude this requirement for transport. Charter ferries do not
require crating but do require that your animal be on a leash. AFS reserves the right to refuse transportation to
any animal it deems a threat to the traveling public or its employees Public service animals are exempt from the
above provided they are accompanied by their certified handler.
Thank you hor y our undcrFt.indmig and continued patronage!
ThevSanae etftaud StaffofAFS
Sun 'n Fun
Out a success
By Mirella Santillo
On Friday May 23, several small
planes carrying members of the Sun' n Fun
company arrived from Lakeland's Linder
Regional Airport, Florida, to the FBO
terminal in Marsh Harbour. Among them
piloting their own planes were Sun' n Fun
Chairman, Robert Knight and the compa-
ny's President, John Leenhouts.
Fourteen small planes carrying ap-
proximately forty people had flown not
only from various parts of Florida but also
from all over the United States to tag along
with friends on Abaco. Upon their arrival
in Marsh Harbour, members of the Minis-
try of Tourism awaited them at the airport.
The visitors were welcomed with Kalik
beer and rum punch by Melinda Williams
and by Leonard Smart, aviation expert
with M.O.T, based in Plantation Florida,
coordinator for the Sun' n Fun trip.
The purpose of the trip was to show
pilots how easy it was to fly to The Baha-
mas, a fact that was acknowledged by the
pilots who arrived, some of them coming
to Abaco for the first time.
Mr. Ruskai piloting a four-seater
Baron Beachcraft, was the first to land with
his family. It was the first time he flew to
Rex Myers, a pilot since 1958 who
used to fly a Boing 767, arrived soon af-
ter in his Cessna 310. He commented that
the flight had been very good and the traf-
fic control very helpful. The Bahamas has
been one of his regular destinations for
John Leenhouts found the journey to
be very enjoyable. "The airport was easy
to find and it was easy to land," he said.
Chairman Robert Knight accompa-
nied by his wife Deirdre and by Mr. and
Mrs. Wendell had been a regular visitor of
The Bahamas for many years. He was one
of the last visitors to land.
He had participated last year in an-
other trip to several islands- Grand Ba-
hama, Great Harbour Cay, San Salvador
and Exuma. That visit had proved that is
was safe and easy for people from all over
the United States to travel to The Bahamas.
"That is the reason we are here today,"
said Mr. Knight. "I am looking forward to
come back for another trip, maybe to some
other island destination," he commented,
praising the help of Leonard Stuart in or-
ganizing the trips.
The group of over forty people was
to stay at the Abaco Beach Resort at Boat
Harbour until Sunday and then spend one
night in Freeport. Return to Lakeland was
scheduled for Monday, May 27.
Albury's ferry Service
Schedule of Fees
Adult One Way Passage $17.00 No Restrictions.
Child One Way Passage $9.00 Ages 6-12 Only Proper ID may be required.
Infant One Way P.., Free Ages 5 and under No baggage allowance
Adull Round Trip Passage 527.00 No Restrictions.
Child Round Frip Passage $14.00)- Ages 6-12 Only Proper ID may be required.
Infant Round Trip Pa.I.iLe Free Ages 5 and under No baggage allowance.
Frequent Traveler Ticket Book $105.00() 10 One Way Passages No Discounts for children.
Commuter Ticket Book $65.00 Available to AFS approved local business travelers only -Tickets valid for 7
days after ticket book issuance oudy No refunds for expired tickets.
Freight and Excess Baggage
Envelope $2.00 Up lo 14 inches in Length. 10 inches in Breadth and 3 inches in Height
Small Package $3.00 Must be less than 45 inches cubed (Length + Breadth + Height)
Medium Package $5.00 Must he less than 65 inches cubed (Length + Breadth + Height)
Large Package Minimum $10.00 Any package that exceeds 65 inches cubed (Length + Breadth + Height)
Price may be subject to additional charges based on the size and weight of the item
Signature Required Special Handling $5.00 AFS will transport and hold your package until it is accepted
and signed for by the assigned recipient, If no one meets the scheduled delivery. AFS will return the package to
its original departure location and contact the shipper to pick it up. If you request it to be re- delivered, you will
be subject to additional freight charges.
Expedited Service Double the standard rate AFS will make special arrangements to get your freight
package on the next available ferry going to the required destination (including charters).
Animals $55 00 Owner provided cratne.
Crate Rental $10.00 -Transportation of one animal included
Private Vessel Charter
AFS offers private vessel charter options ranging in size from 34' (25 passenger) to 53' ( In Ip.i ,.ler i vessels
These vessels offer flexible 24 hour per day scheduling, to and from -*;tlic locations with virtually no
restrictions. Please contact an AFS representative for specific pricing and availability, 7 days a week at 242-
367-0290 / 242-367-3147 8am to 6pm or 242-359-6861 afler 6PM. You can always request a quote online at
A FS Staffacndl Hana~generit
enraved Bypass Road naco
EMS Week observed Bypass Road nears completion
Above: EMS personnel attending a Sunday worship at New Vision Ministries. The theme
for this National EMS Week is "One Mission. One Team. "Left to right: Stephen Rolle;
Althia Simms; Peter Pratt; and Lonnie Cornish. Not shown are: John Pintard and Shadell
Munnings-Smith the assistant manager.
By Canishka Alexander
National EMS Week was observed
from May 19-25 under the theme "EMS:
One Mission. One Team." EMS personnel
on Abaco were engaged in a number of ac-
tivities, which included the dissemination
of reading material on topics like First Aid
and CPR, according to Althia Simms.
The shared information can be used
throughout the year for public education
and safety programs. On May 26, Simms
and her colleagues attended a Sunday wor-
ship service at New Vision Ministries,
where the EMS staff was recognized for
their invaluable service to the community
The bypass road that runs from the Marsh Harbour International Airport's roundabout to
the newly built roundabout on SC Bootle Hwy is nearing completion and is open to traf-
fic. The road works started in 2011 by Knowles Construction & Development Company
Ltd. faced some delays but is now on its way to being completed with hot mix asphalt.
Iva Duncombe honoured at Retirement Luncheon
By Canishka Alexander
The Department of Local Govern-
ment held a Retirement Luncheon on May
21 in honour of Iva Duncombe at the Prime
Minister's Office in the Government Com-
Mrs. Duncombe dedicated more than
30 years of service, and was employed by
the government since the Board of Works
was in existence.
Moderator Starlene Prenelus of the
Department of Education led in opening
remarks calling on Gregory Knowles, se-
nior deputy administrator, to give the in-
Next, Senior Island Administrator
Preston Cunningham addressed Mrs. Dun-
combe and her supporters. He commend-
ed her on her many years of service, and
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8W912 9:25 AM
2013 Central Abaco Lionfish
Derby set for June 15
Above: a large lionfish caught during last year's Central Abaco Lionfish Derby. First
place prize this year is $1,500. Lionfish are a voracious, invasive predator that threaten
local marine species including grouper.
Friends of the Environment is hosting
its fourth annual Lionfish Derby in Marsh
Harbour, Abaco at the Marsh Harbour Ma-
rina and Jib Room on Saturday June 15.
Lionfish have become a major threat to
the marine resources in The Bahamas. Al-
though this fish is here to stay, derbies such
as this one are a way to help maintain local
populations and generate awareness about
this voracious predator.
The event will commence on Friday
June 14, 5-7pm with the Captain's Meeting
and Late Registration. The All Day Derby
will start at Sunrise on June 15 and end at
4pm with the Awards and Lionfish Tasting
starting at 6:30pm.
The prizes are:
1st Prize $1,500
2nd Prize $1,000
3rd Prize $500
There will also be additional prizes
for largest and smallest lionfish, plus $1
per lionfish up to 100 fish for 4th place and
below. There is a maximum of 4 people
per boat. All prizes are being donated by
sponsors: Marsh Harbour Exporters and
Importers, Bahamas Marine Exporters As-
sociation and Tropic Seafood.
Free Registration and Everyone Wins
Something! For registration forms please
or contact Friends of the Environment:
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For those who are not going to be
here for the derby there is another op-
tion. The Fish House in Marsh Harbour is
taking lionfish on a daily basis as people
catch them. They are keeping track each
time someone drops off lionfish and who-
ever catches the most between now and the
derby wins $1,000.
Each female lionfish has the ability to
produce up to one million eggs each year
so, hypothetically speaking, if fifty percent
of the total catch from this derby were fe-
male, participants of the derby eliminated
over 1 billion lionfish eggs from Abaco's
waters in one day. Derbies can make an
impact on local populations but everyone
can help control the lionfish invasion. The
organizers encourage everybody to "Catch
'em, Clean 'em, Eat 'em!"
Retirement From Page 21
thanked her for the type of person she has
been in the short time he has known her.
"An employee can never reward that
kind of person. We all would have ben-
efitted from her personality in the work-
place, her steadfastness in the workplace,
her willingness to work, and her willing-
ness to continue to work," Cunningham
remarked. "If you worked around her,
you would miss her, and for me to come
to know when I walk in one day, she
wouldn't be there."
In his farewell remarks, George
Cornish, chief councillor, told Mrs. Dun-
combe that they appreciated the service she
rendered to the Central Abaco District Lo-
cal Government, and for the splendid job
she has done.
"On behalf of all the councillors [in
the] Central Abaco district, and my staff,
we just want to say we love you, and we
appreciate you, and we thank you so much
for all your service," Cornish said. "As
you retire from work and not from labour,
because the Bible says that the harvest is
truly plentiful, but the labourers are few,
I want you to continue to work in the
vineyard to bring in the harvest for Jesus
Cornish ended his remarks with a few
verses from Proverbs 31.
In one of the most memorable mo-
ments of the day, Roy Delancy serenaded
Mrs. Duncombe with a favourite gospel
song "God is Standing By" strummed
from the strings of his guitar.
Overwhelmed by the displays of ap-
preciation and love from her colleagues,
Mrs. Duncombe repeatedly said thank you
to those in attendance namely the Adminis-
trator's Office and Central Abaco District
Council staff members as well as her fam-
"My heart is heavy, but I thank the
Lord for allowing me to see this day, and
for enabling me to reach to the end," Mrs.
Duncombe said. "I hate to know I have to
go leave y'all, but I have to because with
my illness some of that is causing me to
leave. I just can't go any further with it,
but anyway I thank all of y'all, and I love
all of y'all."
Presentations of retirement gifts were
given to Mrs. Duncombe before lunch was
Above: Senior Island Administrator Pres-
ton Cunningham presenting Iva Duncombe
with a plaque from the Administrator's Of-
fice staff members.
Albury's Ferry Service
There & Back.....Again
EFFECTIVE: JULY, 2012
Ph: 242-367-0290 Fax: 242-367-0291
REGULAR FERRY SCHEDULE
Marsh Harbour to Hope Town
20 minute ride
7:15am / 9:00am / 10:30am /12:15pm 2:00pm
4:00pm / 5:45pm
Hope Town to Marsh Harbour
8:00am / 9:45am / 1 :30am /1:30pm 3:00pm
4:00pm / 5:00pm I 6:30pm
Marsh Harbour to Man-O-War
20 minute ride
7:15 / 10:30am / 12:15pm / 2:30pm*
4:00pm / 5:45pm
*Except Sundays and Holidays
Man-O-War to Marsh Harbour
8:00am / 11:30am / 1:30pm /3:15pm* / 5:00pm
*Except Sundays and Holidays
Marsh Harbour to Scotland/Guana Cay
30 minute ride
6:45am / 10:30am / 1:30pm /3:30pm 5:45pm
Scotland/Guana Cay to Marsh Harbour
8:am / 11:30am / 2:30pm / 4:45pm / 6:30pm
Any stops outside the main harbour will be a
minimum charge of two persons. Two persons or over
will remain at regular charge.
During the month of August through December there
are some adjustments made to the schedule.
You are advised to contact the office for any changes.
REGULAR FERRY FARES
One Way: $17.00
Round Trip Open Return: $27.00
Children 6-11: Half Price
Children 5 and under: Free
Hope Town and Man-O-War ferries depart from
the Ferry Dock at Crossing Beach.
Guana /Scotland Cay depart from the Conch Inn.
Prices subject to change without notice.
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Police- Marsh Harbour 367-2560 911
Police Hope Town 366-0667
Police Man-0-War 365-6911
Police -Treasure Cay 365-8048
Police- Green Turtle Cay 3654550
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-HopeTown VHF Ch 16 *Fire- Green Turtle Cay 475-1768
Fire Man-0-War 365-4019
Abaco Crash Fire & Rescue 365-9111
BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc- all areas Marine VHF 16
HopeTown 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
Marsh Harbour Medical Centre................................367-0049
Government Clinic, Marsh Harbour ........................367-2510
Corbett Clinic, Treasure Cay. ........................365-8288
Government Clinic, Cooper'sTown ............................365-0300
Government Clinic, Green Turtle Cay ......................365-4028
Government Clinic, Hope Town .................................366-0108
Government Clinic, Sandy Point............................. 366-4010
Government Clinic, FoxTown.................................365-2172
Agape Family Dental, Marsh Harbour.......................367-4355
Diamante Dental, Marsh Harbour...........................367-4968
Man 0 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
Airlines Serving Abaco
Abaco Air- Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is...................3.... 67-2266
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 andW Palm Beach...........................................367-3415
Sky Bahamas Nassau ...................................................... 367-0996
Western Air-Nassau ........................................................ 367-3722
Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida
Abaco Air............ ............. ....................... ............367-2266
Cherokee Air Charters....................................................367-3450
Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour ....................367-2963
DiveAbaco Since1978, Marsh Harbour................... 367-2787
Froggies, HopeTown.............................................. 366-0431
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay .................. 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay ...................... 365-4411
Dive Guana........................................................... 365-5178
Man-0-War Dive Shop ............................................365-6013
Taxi Cab Fares one or two passengers
Extra $3 for each passengers above two
*Marsh HarbouorAirport to: Elect iDeco8
Clink, Downtown, Stop Light, ........... ...... ...........$10
Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore dose, Ferry.....................................$15
Spring ty.....................................................................................$.... 15
DundasTown, Natlnsbdg,C Abaco Primary Sch .............................$15
Murphy Town & Great Cistern........... ...................$.....20
Snake Cay .................................... ...... ...................... ....... $35
Casuarina Point.... . .. . .. ..... 60
Cheiokee Winding Bay. IUlleHarbour .. ................. ..580
Bahama Pdlm Shore... .. ....... ... ..... ._$90
Crossing Rocks............ . ..... .... .... ....... .
Lenure L e ... ............ .. .. ... ........ .. ............ . ... 550
TreasureCayAirportGl*efeny...... .... .. .. ....$80
Treasure Cay R . ..... .... ...... 4 ..... ... ,
Fox lown . .. ..... ......... ........ 1
Ferry Schedules Departure times shown Daily service unless noted
Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-0-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 30 minutes
Albury'sFerry Service* Ph 367-3147or 367-0290.VHF Ch. 16. HopeTown& Man-0-Warfrom Crossing Bch
Marsh Harbour>HopeTown 7:15am 9:00am 10:30am 12:15pm 2:00pm 4:00pm 5:45pm
Return: 8:00am 9:45am 11:30am 1:30pm 3:00pm 4:00pm 5:00pm 6:30pm
Marsh Harbour>Man-0-War 10:30am 12:15pm 2:30pm* 4:00pm 5:45pm
Return: 8:00am 11:30am 1:30pm 3:15pm* 5:00pm INt Non
Marsh H.>Guana Cay/Scotland cay From Conch Inn if ida
(6:45am-Union JackDock) 10:30am 1:30pm 3:30pm 5:45pm
Return: 8am 11:30am 2:30pm 4:45pm 6:30pm
Fare -Adult prepaid one way $17 /open return $27, *Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 free (Phone after hours 359-6861)
Note: During the month of August through December there are some adjustments made to the schedule. You are
advised to contact the office for the changes.
Green Turtle Ferry Phone 365-4166,4128 VHF Ch 16. Ten minute ride
TCayAirport>GreenTCay 8:30am 10:30am 11:30am 1:30pm 2:30pm 3:30pm 4:30pm*5:00pm
Return: 8am 9am 11am 12:15pm 1:30pm 3:00pm 4:30pm**
* Note 4:30pe trip to6TC not on Sundays -"Note: 4:30 pmtripwillbe made from New Plymoutheonly
New Plymouth .One way adult $12 (Children $7) Round trip $17 (Children $10) Extra to some GT (ay docks
Abaco Adventures- Ph 365-8749 or 375-8123 VHF Ch 16 Charters Available
Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday departs 11:00am & returns 3:30 p.m. $50 RoundTrip
T Cay to Man-0-War/Hope Town- Saturday departs 9:30 am, $60 Round Trip
Pinder's Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama
Crown Haven, Abaco to McLean'sTown, Grand Bah. Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm
McLean'sTown to Crown Haven -return Daily 8:30am & 4:30pm
Fare $45 OW / $90 RT Children half fare* Call Abaco 365-2356 for information
Bus between Freeport and McLean'sTown Rental automobiles at both terminals.
Bahamas Ferries Summer Schedule only (April to Dec)
Sandy Point & Nassau Every Friday & Sunday, except holidays, under 4 hours. Call 225-3376 or 366-4119
Call for rates.
The Great Abaco Express Eco & Historical bus tours. Call 367-2165 or 559-9160
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................. HopeTown
Elbow Cay Light Station.................................HopeTown
Swim Mermaid Reef off Marsh Harbour........ Pelican Shore
Drive to & swim in Blue Hole...........Treasure Cayfarm road
Art studio & working foundry ..................... Little Harbour
Working boatyards........................ Man-0-War cay
Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour
Witches Point 3 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
Little Harbour- 20 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
Cherokee- 23 miles S of Marsh Harbour
Miles of beach (most exposed to ocean)
*Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay Guana Cay Elbow Cay
Man-0-War Cay *Casuarina Point Bahama Palm Shore
Sandy Point& more
Items of interest
Man-0-War boat yards Blackwood blue hole & sisal mill
Cedar Harbour plantation ruins need guide
Hole-in-Wall lighthouse last mile very rough road
Abaco wild horses by appointment 367-4805
Bird watching ask tourism 367-3067
Charter Fishing Boats
Lucky Strike Hope Town 366-0101
Sea Gull Hope Town 366-0266
A Sail Weapon Hope Town 366-0245
Down Deep 366-3143
Local Boy 366-0528
Back Breaker 365-5140
Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
Green Turtle Cay .
bIuff House ..4............. 45 .....i.:3654200
GreenTurdedub, .......- j:.F .....:365-4271
Black Sound Manna......... -t ........... S!
Other ShoiqQb........12 ......... 365-4195
Scsaifiilltllda*oa. UL F.... ...365 3
I LYKO M16111 .- jwr" -w3 n -
*Between Marsh Harbour Ferryand: iy 44W d..iadittE .L ,l,,26 .......365-4191 .
Na. ns.Bld, MurphyTown,,. ......e .... .........a.....36582.
i ,d w o b as 'a ........ Am..
Wait nime 50.40 per minute, Houiy ate 40 per hour A
Children under three free-. Caged pets, as people r n-0-Wai Marina ..........26...... F... ....365-6008
Luggage 50.75 each over two, large bags 51 ea Marsh Harbour
re eyAiptt Coch Inn ..........................75.........F ........3674000
MadGreenraTu l y..... fydo........ ............................. Harbour View Marina ......36. ......... ......367-2182
Sand Banks ......... .... ..............................................S25 Mangoes Marina..............29..................3674255
TreasureCay Resort................... .. .......... .....$30 Marsh Harbour Marina. 52.........F........ 367 2700
Leisure Lee ........................................................................ $45 Hope Town
Black Wod..... ........ .................. 20 HopeTon Mana 16... ....366-0003
Fire Road & Cooper sTown ......................... .... ............$40
CedarHarbour....... ....................................... $60 Hope Town Hideaways..... .............. 366-0224
od ay ...... ........ ............................70 ghthouseMaina ........... 6.......F........366-0154
Mountope.................................................... $80 SeaSpray...............60.......F ......366-0065
Town................................ ........ ....... ..$85 Spanish Cay
Crown Haven ........ ..............$90 Spanish Cay Marina..........75........F.........365-0083
Marsh Harbour airport ..................................580 Guana Cay
Green rurle Ferry to Marsh HAirport .......................... .....80 Bakers Bay Manna. ....... 158......... F ..... ...365-5802
Treasure Cay Holel to MarshHarbour .................................. S85 Guana Hide-aways.......... 37................577-0003
Treasure CayHotel to GieenTurde Fery..................................25 Orchid Bay...................... 64 ........ F ........365-5175
Treaswe Cay Hotel to Blue Hole... ............. ........ ........510 a ran deal (usios at Green Tunie (ay. Treasure (ay or Marh iHtubi
Everyone reads The Abaconian
All phones use area code 242 unless noted
Bring errors revisions to our attention
Revised Dec 2012
Green Turtle C.
Tours & Excursions
Abaco Island Tours- Marsh Harbour................ 367-2936
Abaco Neem Marsh Harbour... .......3674117
Abaco's Nature Adventure...........................577-0004
Adventure on Prozac T Cay ..........................365-8749
Brendals Dive Green Turtle Cay.................. 365-4411
C & C Charters -Treasure Cay....................... 365-8506
Dive Abaco Since 1978. Marsh Harbour.......... 367-2787
Excursion boat, Froggies. HopeTown .............366-0024
Bikes & Scooters Boats
Cars & Cart Rentals
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
Rich's Boat Rentals ..........................................367-2742
Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................................367-2513
Sea Star Car Rentals..................................... 3674887
The Moorings Boat Rentals ...........................3674000
Green Turtle Cay
Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental ................ 365-4411
C& D Cart Rental ..........................................365-4084
Cruising Cart Rentals.....................................365-4065
D & P Cart Rental ..........................................365-4655
Donnie's Boat Rentals................................... 365-4119
Kool Karts ..................................... ...3654 176
Reef Boat Rentals .. ........... .. 3654145
Sea Side Cans & Bikes... ..... .... .... .... 3654147
1 & A Carl Rentals ....... ....... .. .75-8055
Donna Sands Can Rentals .... ..... ... ...... 65-5195
Dive Gana Boats & Bikes...... ..... 365-5178
Drdclt ay Cart rentals....... ....... ... .354-5175
Jfouise Abaco..................... ................. 321-220-8796
hufmdr Fearid Rentals...............................365-6502
Waterways Boat al ....._,J7-6540& 365-6143
Cat's Paw Boat Rentals.............................34.... 3
Hope Town Cart Rentals ............................ 366-0064
Island Cart Rentals ............................ ............. 3664448
Island Marine Boat Rentals ............................366-0282
J R's 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
Cash's Carts ..... ........................................... 365-8771
Cornish Car Rentals..................................... 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals ........................... ..........3.. 65-8582
Triple J Car Rentals................ ......................365-8761
Abaco Adventures Kayaks .. ........... ..... 365-8749
nt Marsh Harbour
366-3058 Jody Albury ...375-8068
Sidney Albury ...477-5996
Richard Albury ..367-0367
....366-2107 Terrance Davis 375-8550
366.2115 Buddy Pinder ...366-2163
......366-2284 Justin Sands.............367-3526
......366-2177 Danny Sawyer ..........367-3577
Jay Sawyer --- 367-3941
366-3259 North Abaco
366-325 O'Donald Mcntosh..477-5037
365-4261 Edward Rolle ..... 365-0024
365-4070 Herbert Thurston ......365-2405
3*0234.. Anthony Bain............366-4107
3i-314 Derek Gaitor.............366-4249
f = Nicholas Roberts ......366-4486
/A65 65. Treasure Cay
=! Capt Joe Pritchard ..559-9117
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables& restroomonly t Provides ride from town
CurlyTails ...................... $$$S.................. 3674444
Golden Grouper .........$ .... 367-2301
Island Family Rest .....................$.............. 367-3778
Java Coffee House...............$...................367-5523
Jamie's Place ............................$.................. 367-2880
Jib Room ................................$$................ 367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken ..............$................. 367-2615
Pop's Place + ............................................ 367-3796
Snack Shack + ..............................................367-4005
Wallys ................................$$$.................. 367-2074
Abaco Inn ...........................$$$................ 366-0133
Cap'n Jacks................................ .................... 366-0247
Harbour's Edge........................... $$.................. 366-0087
H T Coffee House (B & L)............$...................... 366-0760
H T Harbour Lodge ................. .........-...366-0095
Munchies ..................................$................ 366-0423
OnDa Beach ..............................$$.................. 366-0558
Sea Spray ..........................................$$ .... 366-0065
Sugar Shack + ..........................$..................366-0788
Pete's Pub............. .........$$................366-3503
Cracker P's............................ ................. ..366-3139
Bradley's on the Harbour.............$................ 365-6380
IslandTreats Snack Bar.......$............ 365-6501
Baker's Bay- Market Place .....$$$........... 612-1021
Grabbers..... ......................$$ .............365-5133
Nippers ............. ...... ..... .....365-5143
Orchid Bay.. ..................................365-5175
Coco Beadch Bar & Grill.................$.................. 365-8470
Florence's Cafe....................$................ 365-8354
Spinnaker Restaurant ...... ............. 365-469
Touch of Class ................$ ........ 365-8195
Treasure Sands Club .........S................. 365-9385
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House....... .............. ..................3654200
Jolly Roger Bistro ..............$$...................365-4200
Green Turtle Club ................. ..............$$ ........ 3654271
Lizard Bar & Grill........-........$$...................365-4191
Mdntosh's Restaurant ..........$$............. 365-4625
Miss Emily's Restaurant.........$$............. 3654181
New Plymouth Inn...................$$................. 3654161
Pineapple Restaurant Bar & Grill$$1 ........... 365-4039
Plymouth Rock Cafe.. .... .............. 365-4234
Shorties Take-a-way...............-.. 5$............3.... 3654342
Sundowners.............................. ...................... 365 4060
Nancy's........ ...... .......... .........$S. .... .......... 3664 120
June 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 23
Restaurants Services Transportation
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The Abaconian June 1, 2013
"BERKLEY'S BLUFF"- 31,000 s.f.- 0.7116 Acre -100' of
Atlantic ocean frontage 275'depth Great elevations overlooks
surfer's beach. #HTV1125 BRING OFFERS REDUCED $325,000.
GREAT GUANA CAY
"SEA TO BAY" -This exceptional parcel at the south end of Great
Guana Cay with great elevation offers 3 4 Acres of prime property,
201 .87'Atantic frontage and 159.15' on the Sea of Abaco overlooking
private harbour protected by over 1 S'high solid rock walls-includes
2 boat slips. Property can be divided. #GGV1008 $1,472,000.
"CLAIRE'S BEACH"- Beachfront building sire 31,243 s.f. -
0.717 Acre 117'of Atlantic beachfront Dock access -good elevation
superb ocean views. #GGV1006 $478,000.
"LOST SHAKER"- 36,839 s.f. 0.847 Acre 65'of Atlantic
beachfront -Dolphin Beach Estates oversized parcel good elevation
easement to beach. #GGV1000 $460,000.
"ATLANTIS"- 19,239 s.f. 0.4417 Acre 95'of Atlantic beachfront
Semi-private dock. #GGV1 135 REDUCED $350,000.
"SEAVIEW"- Dolphin Beach Estates 24,292 s.f. 0.557 Acre
136' prime waterfront great elevations fabulous views of Delia's
Cay and the Sea of Abaco. Shared dock access or can build a private
dock on shoreline 8' depth at MLW #GGV1 18 $368,000.
GREEN TURTLE CAY
"COCONUT BEACH" 63,815 s.f. 1.465 Acre Prime beach
front lot secluded beach cove on north end-driveway in place and
approved building plans available GTV1 172 NEW $675,000.
"ATLANTIC BEACH LOT"- 24,974s.f.- 0.573 Acre -100'of
Atlantic Beach front Good elevations reef right off shore.
"PLAYING HOOKY"- 15,948 s.f. 03661 Acre Prime
building site Unobstructed views of Coco Bay Public dock access-
Beach access #GTV1080 $270,000.
"OCEANVIEWLOT"- 22,141 s.f. 0.508 acres- corner lot
Atlantic beach and ocean views beach road access 30' away
close proximity to Green Turtle Club. Snorkeling just offshore.
#GTV1157- REDUCED $215,000.
"CONCHED OUT"-Lot 2 30,361 s.f. 0.697 Acre 125' of
Atlantic beachfront 12'elevations #GTV1008 -$350,000. Lot 3 -
36,440 s.f. 0.836 Acre 117' on Coco Bay- 30' elevations #GTV1206 -
$697,000. Lot 4 36,440 s.f. 0.836 Acre 117' on Coco Bay 25' elev-
ations #GTV1207 $697,000.
"NO NAME CAY PARCELS" 1. One Acre +/- 345' of
Atlantic shoreline $225,000. 2. One Acre +/- 250'of Atlantic Shoreline
$259,000.3. One and a Half Acres +/- 525'of Atlantic Shoreline
$418,000. #NCV1188 $225,000 $418,000.
"SEABREEZE" 14,960 s.f. 0.343 Acre close to ocean beach
clubs & town. #GTV1173 $145,000.
"COCO BAYBREEZE"- Prime building site .2699 Acre -
Dock Access Beach Access. #GTV1007 $47,500.
"SAND BANKS CREEK"'LOTS 4&5 #41.120 Acres -
97.42'on the creek. #5 1.155 Acres 100.92'on the creek. Both
lots creek to highway nearTreasure Cay. #CAV1182 $89,500.
"RED BAY & LOGGERHEAD CREEK" 0.233 67.42 Acres of
prime development opportunity, possibilities unlimited.
ACV1184 ACV1 185 ACV1186 $139,000 $1,685,500.
"LITTLE HARBOUR LOT"- 42,166 s.f. .968 Acres 165'on
Little Harbour Easement to the bight 2,773 s.f. 10'wide access to
great bone fishing. #SAV1208 $255,000.
"THE GATEWAY" AT WINDING BAY
Over 16 Acres of prime development property 1,638 linear ft of
-reek frontage Great location for Eco.Resori or commercial property.
Located at the entrance to Winding Bay (A Marriott Resort)
and Little Harbour, just 20 minutes from Marsh Harbour airport.
SAV1198 REDUCED $800,000.
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VOLUME 21 NUMBER 11 June 1st, 2013
Roscoe Thompson Regatta encourages young sailors
Summertime brings on the regatta season. The youngest Abaco sailors get a piece of the action as well.
Photo courtesy Jaimie Sweeting. For the story see page 11.
Overtime needed to determine Knockout Cup winner
By Mirella Santillo
Abacom United won the Knockout
.t.... ,,* t7 Cup 5-3 against thle Treasure Cay Heat af-
SA % ter a tight game that ended in overtime and
.... penalty kicks.
S .. ,The final of the Knockout Cup took
place Sunday, May 19 at the Murphy
Town Park. It was a tight game between
the Treasure Cay Heat and Abacom Unit-
S.. ..... .... ed. No one knew how the match would
conclude until the very end of the game as
the final minutes ticked away. In principle
Abacom United was the favorite, but Heat
defended their position. They were playing
S. to win.
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v, '. ', "@ ,,,, ,
Above: playing at full speed. The two top soccer teams went at each other on May 19 for the Knockout Cup. Murphy Town Park hosted
a clash of titans as the Treasure Cay Heat and the Abacom United teams battled it out into overtime. It wasn't until penalty kicks were
enforced that Abacom United came out on top. The final score, 5-3, underplays how close the game really was.
Heat's Gibson Demostene scored a
goal in the first half. Abacom United's goal
keeper was at the wrong place at the wrong
time. He had left the cage unattended long
enough to give the opposite team an op-
portunity to score, even though Abacom
United had dominated the game until then.
After that, neither team managed an-
other goal. Heat's goalie, Marcus Josue
prevented many attempts at scoring from
the opposite team. And it was not until a
few minutes before the end of the match
that Johnson Augustine scored a goal for
his team, leaving the two teams tied 1-1.
Please see Knockout Page 8
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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian June 1, 2013
Hearts on Fire focuses
on changing society,
leading youth to God
By Canishka Alexander
The Hearts on Fire Youth Conference
held on May 17-18 at Change Ministries
International was organized by a commit-
tee of youths from churches all over Abaco
under the leadership of Chairman Naason
Sands, and Jaynell Cornish-Mitchell, co-
chairman. The two organizers are both
young adults under the age of 25.
Equipped with a theme of: Youths in
Pursuit of God's Glory; and their Scriptur-
al text found in Ecclesiastes 12:1, Cornish-
Mitchell expressed that as young people
themselves, they saw the need for a change
in society realizing that change needed to
go back to God fully with their whole
hearts on fire for Him.
"This event was organized because
we saw the need for young people to be
led to an alternative from drugs, alcohol,
sex outside of marriage and the like," she
explained. "[This] generation is dying and
going to a Christless Hell daily, and we
need to get the message out through a dif-
ferent avenue. We set out to win the lost at
She said that the sanctuary at Change
Ministries was packed during the event
with speakers Prophet-Elect Guido Rolle,
24, out of Bimini on Fridayevening, and on
Saturday, Pastor Valentine Johnson from
Nassau addressing the audience.
"Both men tore down the house with
Touching hearts. Above: a speaker at the Hearts on Fire Youth Conference speaks di,., dv
to a young woman.
dynamic, timely words for the young peo-
ple," Cornish-Mitchell wistfully recalled.
"We had a conference praise team/choir,
dance team, and drama team all made up of
youths from churches as far south as Sandy
Point and as far north as Treasure Cay.
Envisioning the Hearts on Fire Youth
Conference as an annual event going for-
ward, Cornish-Mitchell said that they will
go as God leads them and only where He
leads them. The committee will host other
events throughout the year to keep young
people active and involved in the things of
"The world is always giving them
things to do, and we seek to counter-
act that," she declared. "I was impacted
simply by seeing the youths that were im-
pacted. I watched children cry out to God
on both nights because they want more of
Him, and only needed someone to care
enough to bring it down to their level. My
life will never be the same after Hearts on
Meantime, her colleague Naason
Sands resorted to Facebook to thank two
of the local pastors and their contribu-
tions who gave them their full support. He
thanked Pastor Silbert Mills for being his
pastor and spiritual leader, and for being a
man after God's own heart with a passion
to see lost souls saved.
Sands also commended Pastor Samu-
el Cornish and First Lady Carmen Cornish
for their unwavering support in the organi-
zation of the event, and for supporting him
even when he was away in college.
held at Brown's Bay
By Canishka Alexander
Throughout the first two weeks of
April, Sister Paula Ferguson visited with
the people of Abaco. Beginning each meet-
ing with prayer, a Scripture reading, and
the singing of "Ride Out the Storm," she
wasted no time fulfilling her mandate. A
mighty woman of God, she has dedicated
her life to staying divinely connected to
God in prayer to bring deliverance to His
As a crowd of people surrounded her
at noon each day at Brown's Bay Beach in
Dundas Town, she would point to a per-
son and ask them to step forward. As she
anointed their hands and foreheads with ol-
ive oil, she would began to speak a revela-
tion that in many instances brought people
to tears, or led them to acknowledge that
what she said was true.
In the evenings, at 7 p.m., she would
travel to Central Abaco Primary School to
continue her prayerful and prophetic ses-
sions. No one was turned away including
those who could not understand English.
There were sufficient people who were
available to translate on their behalf.
Others she did not have to touch, but
simply stood before them and declared what
God had revealed to her about them. Some
Please see Prayer Page 13
Triplex 3250 sr 2B/1.5, 2B/1.B, Pelicans Nest 3B/3B home plus Coral Point Villa 2,250 s.f. acre Sea to Sea -3B/3B + Guest
1BI/1B, 14,000 af. fenced lot bonusrm poo .5 acre Dual Views. 3B/3B 170' Waterfront 1+ acre. Cottage & Garage. Rental history.
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Even Tide Low de -3B/3Brental Grouper Therapy 4B4B, On Da Rocks 22B + Lot 16, Fanny Bay 3BB with 230' on
history turn key. waeriront 7ton lit, 60' protected yacht slip. 9,381 sf. Sea-to-Se Dockage. water awesome views, must see.
Sea View-3B/2.5B Gret viewsof Lea -Sing 2,200 sq. ft. 41B/4.5B. Dolphin Bch Est 3BM3B 130 CoconutTyme 3B/2Bup 1B1B
Hve Town. Boat slip included. Gated community, 50' dockage. protected watfont1.16Sacmlot. down. 18,601 s.f., Dock Slip.
Sur La Mer -2BB +bonus room High on Tlloo 43 aces 243'+ 10 acres 435 beachfront Approx. Hannah's Bluff-10acreesateSe-
Rentalhisto 130'Sea of Abaco Seaf ofAbaco &251'Ocanfiont miles south of Schooner Bay. to-Sea 3bed/2bath & bed/bath
* m2.s 0,'0.#1 6.7, i I -. SS I. i.$7.5;000 1 #1825.5 U *$,790iii
Guana Cay Ocean Reef #17456 #17459 Interior $49.9K+ Ocean $139K*
Guana Cay #12375 & #12377 92A & 93B 314+ acre, 200'from wtr. S85K
Guana Cay #14957 Orchid Bay Ctg Lot #4 80'waterfront $245K
Guana Cay #13432 Fishers Bay Lots 28 & 28B 94' waterfront. S299K
REDUCED G.C Dolphn Bch #16931 4 lots 2 boat slips 170' wtrfrnt $2951
Guana Cay Boat Harbour #12378 10,432 s.l. lot dual views. $78K
Tilloo Cay #14845 #47 #48 #49 11,000 s.f. lot 100' to beach. $99K ech.
Tilloo #15264 Lot 19 wtrfmt etec avail.13,050 s.f. lot. $169K
MARSH HARBOUR AREA
NEW Central Pines #17962 14,000+ s.f. Iotwl partial construction $80K
NEW Govt. Sub 2 #18081#I18079 10.125 sq.fL. Lot92 & 93 554K Each
Great Abaco Club #17435 Lot #29 Gated. 50'+/- deepwater dockage. $295K
REDUCED Great Cistern #16230106' Elev. Waterfront 14.248 s.f. lot S139K
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Marsh Harbour #13123 2.05 acres adjacent Maxwell. $195K
REDUCED Royal Hbr #14051 Lot #26 off front street 14583 s.f. lot. $1391
Royal Harbour #17434 Lot #12 Waterfront Lot. Great Buy $140K
Stede Bonnet Road #13169 Residential Lot 8,125 s.l. lot. S68K
Stede Bonnet Road #13170 Elevated 9.425 s.f. lot utilities avail. $90K
NEW Sunrise Bay 18048 20,559 sq. ft. Lot 31 $249K
NEW Sunrise Bay #18049 18,371 sq. ft. Lot 32 $295K
Sunrise Bay #17839 Lot 4 hillside, views, only 70' to beach $187K
REDUCED Sunrise Bay #18068 Lot 12 13,226 s.f. lot. S199K
REDUCED Rolling Hbr #14085 5.65 acres, 330' bch next to Delpi $795K
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REDUCED Long Beach #12380 Lot 31 12,800 s.f. lot. elev. views. $99K
Long Beach #15957 Lot 315 Vacant Corner Lot $45K.
Long Beach #17702 Lot 396 Hilltop 10,800+- sq. ft. 320'from bch $95K
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Treasure Cay#13226 Lot 8 Block 190 "Open to Offers". $59K
Treasure Cay #13227 Lot 9 Block 190 Interior Lot, canal views. $59K
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Turtle Rocks #17283 Hilltop lot. 16,969 s.f. lot $35,500K
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SUNRISE BAY $795,000
Value packed, 4 bdrm, 2.5 bath turn-
key home has optional dockage and
boat lift. Ref. AS11745
CROKET DRIVE $349,000
Cozy 2 bdrm furnished home on a
cul-de-sac. Ref. AS11821
A furnished, 2 bdrm, 2 bath upper
level condo. Ref. AS11281
MARSH HARBOUR $200,000
10,199 sq. ft. canal lot with sheltered
dockage is located at gated Great
Abaco Club. Ref. AS11329
BAHAMA CORAL ISL $20,000 ea.
Two 10,000 sq. ft lots near highway
with access to utilities. Ref. AS12182
ABAC OM A N D I
CASUARINA POINT $225,000
A fully equipped, 3 bdrm tropical
canalfront paradise. Ref. AS12181
TURTLE BAY $845,000
5.8 acre waterfront parcel has lots of
development options. Ref.AS12004
BAHAMA PALM SHORES $299,000
34,300 sq. ft. lot enjoys 100 ft. of
white-sand beach. Ref. AS12122
BAHAMA CORAL ISL. $65,000
18,842 sq. ft. creek lot. Ref. AS12136
MURPHY TOWN $35,000
10,000 sq. ft. multi-family corner lot
with duplex plans. Ref. AS12123
BAHAMA PALM SHORES $22,500
10,000 S. ft. lots. Ref. AS11739/AS11740
TURTLE ROCKS $295,000 each
Two unique beach parcels of ap-
proximately 2.5 acres each near
Treasure Cay. Ref. AS12150/AS12151
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A 2 bdrm turn-key bay view condo
with swimming pool, deep water slip
and finger dock. Ref. AS12019
NORTH END $170,000
13,005 sq. ft. property just two lots
from the beach and community dock
is ideal for building. Ref. AS11694
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SEAVIEW SUBD. $125,000/$165,000
Approx. 20,000 sq. ft. hilltop lots with
dock slip. Ref. AS11569/AS11581
BLUFF HARBOUR $1,700,000
Unique 2 bdrm waterfront home on 2
acres, plus dock. Ref. AS11826
LEEWARD YACHT CLUB $1,295,000
A 4 bdrm marina view home with
dock slip. Ref. AS11409
HARBOUR VIEW ESTS. $349,500
Tranquil 2 bdrm, 2 bath residence
close to the beach, resorts and com-
munity docks. Ref. AS12006
DOLPHIN BEACH ESTS. $165,000
18,200 sq. ft. lot on a hillside with
views of the Atlantic. Ref. AS11722
DOLPHIN BEACH ESTS. $149,000
25,703 sq. ft. lot offers panoramic
sea views. Ref.AS11639
SHIPWRECK SUBD. $70,000
A fantastic value, this 6,811 sq. ft. lot
has potential sea views, plus dock
and beach access. Ref. AS10891
ROYAL PALMCONDO 2337 $450,000
2/2 fum. with dock and lift. Ref. AS11177
ROYAL PALM CONDO 2314 $350,000
2/2fum. with boatanddock. Ref.AS11897
JOE'S CAY $2,225,000
30 acre Private Island has beaches
stretching 1,500 ft., and possibilities
for a marina. Ref. AS10800
BASIN HARBOUR CAY $194,500
8 acre parcel on secluded cay is the
perfect getaway. Ref. AS10897
SUGAR LOAF CAY $1,690,000
Private and easy to care for, this 4
bdrm estate near the sea has a
wrap-around porch, gazebo, dock
and boat lift. Ref. AS11979
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Fully equipped 2 bdrm condo over-
looks pool and tennis courts.
Sleeps 6 Ref. AR10620
MARSH HARBOUR $3,000/week
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Camp Abaco to
start in July
By Jennifer Hudson
School will soon be out, summer
fun will begin and young people will need
some wholesome activities to occupy their
time. Camp Abaco is ready, once again, to
welcome young people to its great, Christ-
centred youth experience. Camp Abaco is
situated in a safe and secure environment
three miles south of Marsh Harbour, amidst
beautiful natural and tranquil surroundings
with a private beach. Its amenities include
a large cafeteria, chapel on the hill, sepa-
rate dormitories for boys and girls, basket-
ball /volleyball courts and playing field for
games such as softball and soccer. A new
addition for this year includes a large out-
door movie screen for 'Movie night Under
Three camps are offered: Junior-
ages 7-9 years; Intermediate--ages 10-12
years and Teen-ages 13-17 years. All
camps will include daily bible classes and
night chapel, crafts and yard and field
games plus special events such as weenie
roast and movie night. The teen camp will
also include an excursion and educational
tour to another location such as Green Tur-
tle Cay or Man 0 War Cay.
A Ranger will also be brought in to
give an eco-talk about the environment and
there will be nature walks which will in-
clude the rocky shoreline and forest.
Running the camps again this year
will be Pastor Symonette of the Assemblies
of God Church. He will be assisted for the
junior and intermediate camps by volun-
teers from churches in the United States
and for the teen camp by persons from the
National Youth Department in Nassau.
At the end of each camp a camp king
and queen will be crowned and each pre-
sented with a laptop, trophy and scholar-
ship to return the following year. The king
and queen are selected as a result of votes
by campers, councilors and staff. In order
to be selected they must have a grade point
average of 2.5 or higher and must bring
their report card to substantiate this.
Many lasting friendships are made
and lives changed in positive ways at Camp
Abaco with many campers returning year
Any church or group sending 10
campers will be offered two scholarships
which will mean in effect that they can
send 12. Any church or group that sends
20 during teen week can send one free
counselor. Camp application forms may be
obtained from The Paint Place, Bellevue
Business Depot, Abaco Shoe Gallery, First
Assembly of God Church and various oth-
er churches. Churches needing application
forms may call 559 8256 or 365 8881.
Camp fees are as follows:
7-9 years / July 1-6 / $115
10-12 years / July 8-13 / $120
13-17 years / July 15-20 / $125
Abaco community joins the
fight for teen with bone cancer
By Canishka Alexander
Brittany Burrows is in the fight of her
A 16-year-old student of Jack Hay-
ward High School in Grand Bahama, Brit-
tany was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma,
a cancerous (malignant) bone tumor that
usually develops in teenagers. Research
indicates that Osteosarcoma is the most
common type of bone cancer, and the sixth
most common type of cancer in children.
Joining her in this fight labeled Team
Brittany is Abaco Central High School
Teacher Kimberly Rahming, who met Brit-
tany through her mother, Mary Rahming,
who is one of Brittany's teachers.
It is unclear just how long Brittany
has unknowingly had this form of cancer;
however, the first time she sought medical
assistance was in November 2012. Surpris-
ingly, no one else in her family has any
other cancer-related conditions. After a
minor procedure to collect tissue for a bi-
opsy, the tumor became more aggressive,
and grew to a size bigger than a basketball
within a few months.
"As a result of the Osteosarcoma,
Brittany has a very large tumor of the left
upper arm. Because the weight of the tu-
mor, Brittany has a lot of back pain, has
great difficulty walking more than a few
feet, and has difficulty sleeping due to be-
ing so uncomfortable," Kimberly lament-
ed. "Unfortunately after more extensive
tests, the cancer has spread to her lungs;
however the lungs [are] a very common
area for cancer to spread [to] in this form
In order to save her life, Brittany
needs intensive chemotherapy and surgery
that is not available to her in The Bahamas.
Regrettably, her family has no financial
means to cover the costs of her treatment,
which is projected to cost $300,000. That
figure does not include a caretaker and ac-
commodation during the two weeks she is
out of hospital on chemotherapy breaks.
Her treatment plan consists of 10
rounds of chemotherapy, which targets her
lung area, and also shrinks the tumor in her
arm to a size where it is operable. To date,
she has already had one round of chemo-
therapy and has tolerated it well, Kimberly
For several months. Kimberly reached
out to friends and family online, and even
at a glance, hundreds of comments line the
wall of Kimberly's Facebook page giving
tribute to the move of God in the lives of
strangers, who made financial donations on
"I started Team Brittany because my
spirit simply felt compelled to do so. It was
such a hurtful thing to hear that a child di-
agnosed with an aggressive cancer was at
home waiting around for funds to become
available, and with the rarity of the can-
cer that she has it was quite obvious that
she needed to see a specialist in the U.S.,"
Kimberly said. "To think that a child could
lose her life because her family is in an un-
favorable financial position is a very real,
but painful thought."
Team Brittany's Army on Kimberly's
Facebook page is 211-soldiers strong, and
those involved are adamant about not al-
lowing Brittany to fight this battle alone.
"Every good soldier knows that as
long as someone in their army is still breath-
ing, we never leave them in the trenches,
and we intend to fight with her until she
wins this battle. Many persons diagnosed
with diseases lose hope not because of the
gravity of their illness, but because they
are often left to fight alone, and the feel-
ings of despair can be overwhelming,"
Kimberly empathized. "I am so grateful
for the persons in the Abaco community
who financially sowed into Brittany's life."
Finding a great source of strength
from the support of friends, family and
strangers through Team Brittany, the teen
is focusing on a positive outcome. In fact,
she declared that when her fight is over,
she will have a great testimony to give
because she is learning more than ever to
trust God in all things. She also intends to
be a mentor to young people.
"Young people never really think
about sickness, but when it hits, you re-
alize that living a full life is important,"
Brittany expressed to Kimberly.
"Brittany is one of the sweetest chil-
dren I've ever met and certainly wise be-
yond her years," Kimberly shared. "One
interaction with her is all that is needed to
be totally consumed. She is so soft spoken,
very easy going, and a really mannerly
"I recently had the awesome opportu-
nity of spending a few days with Brittany,
and found that the most common words
out of her mouth were 'please' and 'thank
you'. If I got her a drink of water, she re-
plied 'thank you'; if I refilled the cup 100
times, she would say 'thank you'. She is a
very sociable person; meeting her for the
first time, it felt like I've known her for-
ever. She also has a lot of friends who miss
her, and whom she misses dearly."
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Proud to be a part of Brittany's jour-
ney, Kimberly reasoned that life is unpre-
dictable, and that no one knows what the
future holds. For her, Team Brittany and
the financial contributors are a perfect ex-
ample of "bearing one another's burdens."
Many times, she has been brought tears
when people who are not even working, or
are having a hard time making ends meet
say to her: "I don't have a lot, but I want
"There was a young child who said
to me 'Ms. Rahming, I have $1 saved
to help Brittany;' if that is not what being
a genuinely good person is all about then
Persons interested in making dona-
tions can still do so by contacting Kimberly
Rahming at (242) 443-4638, or by logging
on tohttp://www.wonderfund.org, which
is a team connected to Jackson Memorial
Hospital, who assists with raising funds
for international children in need of medi-
cal care. Visitors to the site can look for
Brittany Burrows' profile.
Kimberly also invited persons to
"Like" the Team Brittany: The Fight
Against Cancer's page on Facebook for
updates and to show support for this cause.
Girls Club opportunity
in Treasure Cay
By Vernique Russell
Pure Royal Princess began to offer its
service to young girls between the ages of
3-5 and 6-10 on April 30. The Girls Club
operates under the motto, 'Beauty is What
We are' with a scripture reference in Es-
The club is a Christian based club with
the intention to model and train young girls
to take care of themselves and embrace all
that they can be through Christ. Each week
the girls meet on Tuesday and Wednesday
between the hours of 3:10pm and 4pm for
their weekly meeting. The weekly meeting
is held at the Head Start Academy School
Grounds in Treasure Cay under the leader-
ship of Arsharie McDonald.
Since its start, the club has experi-
enced success and the leader is looking
forward to even greater success. She is
also extending an invitation to the general
public if they have children between those
ages to join them for an exciting session
this coming Tuesday or Wednesday.
Cooper's Town Primary
to have sixth grade trip
By Vernique Russell
Now that GLATs are over and the
countdown to graduation is officially on.
The sixth grade students of Cooper's Town
Primary will have the opportunity to let
down their hair for a few days. The class
along with their teacher and other chaper-
ones will travel to Freeport, Grand Baha-
ma on Wednesday May 22 to the 25.
Their trip will include visits to the Lu-
cayan National Park, Garden of the Grove,
Rand Nature Center, movies, Unexco Dol-
phin Experience, Old Bahama Bay, Jack
Haywood School, Old Free Town Farm
and Port Lucaya.
According to class teacher, Ms. Cox,
the kids are very excited and she is also an-
ticipating a great trip. After all their hard
work, it is only fitting that their efforts be
By Samantha Evans
The Department of Education is coor-
dinating an Independence General Knowl-
edge Competition which will be held on
Friday, June 28 at 2:00 p.m. Guidance
counselors are being asked to prepare a
team for their respective areas. The com-
petition is being held as a part of the 40th
Year of Independence Celebrations. This
competition is an opportunity for educators
to test their knowledge of Bahamian his-
tory while having fun. The topics for this
Outstanding Bahamians (S. C. Boo-
tie, Amy Roberts, L.O. Pindling, etc.), Is-
lands of the Bahamas-(Capital cities, what
is the island known for, etc.), Political
Parties (IIBP,PLP,FNM, DNA), General
Information (coat of arms, motto, national
symbols) and Bahamian Independence.
There will be a total of four teams
with 4 members each representing North
Abaco, Central Abaco, South Abaco & the
Cays. Trophies will be awarded to the top
three teams and certificates will be given to
Interested persons are asked to con-
tact their guidance counselor or Sandy Ed-
wards at the District Education Office.
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By Samantha Evans
Many students are on the verge of
leaving high school this June and some of
them have not yet given much thought to
what they will do after graduation. To add,
these programs are excellent for persons
who have been on the job for numerous
years but never got any formal training in
the field they currently work in. Well, the
door has opened for them to attend Suc-
cess Training College to obtain certificates
courses which can open doors for them to
Most may be familiar with Success
Training College Extended Learning Cen-
ter offering Associates Degrees but they
also offer certificate programs. Therefore,
it is important that locals are aware that
they can enroll in such programs as well.
Some of the certificate programs of-
fered includes: bank teller specialist, office
receptionist, front desk assistance, dental
assistant, bookkeeping assistant, human
resources management, filing clerk just to
name a few.
Interested persons can call the Nas-
sau Campus at 225-7162 or the Abaco
Coordinator at 475-2957 to find out more
about the certificate programs they can en-
roll in beginning September 2013.
In September this college will also
offer college prep courses for those per-
sons who want to attend college but need
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By Samantha Evans
The information meeting for Nova
Southeastern University was held on Tues-
day, February 12 of this year and the re-
sponse from Abaconians was great. Since
the team left, local Cluster Coordinator
Samantha V. Evans has been busy secur-
ing applications for the start of the October
2013 academic year.
She has been in contact with all of the
Government offices, Banks and indepen-
dent offices to ensure that the opportunity
to secure their Bachelor's Degree was made
available to all who qualify. Nova South-
eastern University prides itself in providing
tertiary level education to all Bahamians
across The Bahamas.
The program is being made available
to persons who already have an Associate's
Degree or those who have sufficient cred-
its to apply towards a Bachelor's Degree.
They intend to begin the Abaco cohort with
the Bachelor's Degree program in Business
Administration but plan to offer other de-
gree programs and majors as the interest
develops. Persons who wish to be a part
of this first cluster group can contact Miss
Evans at 458-7264.
Deadline for application forms is June
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School & Youth News
Editor's note: this is an ongoing story
about the founding of the Every Child
Counts School. See the May 15 issue for
the previous installment.
By Ruth Harkin
ECC finally had a home on the
grounds of the former St. Francis Convent.
Classes began in September 2003 with 22
students and a staff of 8. Archbishop Burke
had actually offered two locations earlier
in the year. One was to raise funds for
a new building on the grounds of the St.
Francis School where they began or the
grounds of the former convent.
Lyn asked the students which location
they preferred. They thought about it and
decided they wanted to move to the new
location. Their reasoning was that they
wished to establish their own safe learn-
ing environment where each one of their
learning styles would be respected and they
were free to learn at their own pace and in
their own way. Although they figured they
would probably be labeled as attending a
"retarded school" they felt it would be eas-
ier to deal with that later and be comfort-
able all day. Learning was the key. They
would deal with the misperceptions later.
Good judgment and pretty smart after all.
Some of the students also asked if
they could leave some of the more obvi-
ously disabled kids behind. Lyn talked
Above: The first Every Child Counts class with Prime Minister Christie in 2004
about sticking together and in the end they
decided that if they went, they went togeth-
er. By the end of the first year Lyn knew
they had made the right choice.
One of the local high schools invited
ECC to come over for a sports day. As the
ECC kids were getting off the bus, some
other students began to jeer and tease the
more challenged kids. Lyn was watching.
It was a big, tense moment. The kids from
ECC who were less disabled had a choice
and opportunity to walk off and leave their
classmates behind. Instead each took the
hand of the more challenged and held on.
They spent the day protecting and shield-
ing their classmates from remarks.
It was a proud moment. Already,
they had developed a sense of community.
Lyn says, "The emergence of our students
as unified and compassionate was the big-
gest thing that kept me going".
The stories of parents and guardians
who brought their children with similar
hurtful experiences seemed endless. There
was a great need to address that problem
because the emotional suffering of the chil-
dren was so obvious a factor to their over-
all development. The need for community
education, awareness, and acceptance was
and is a big challenge.
This sense of community began with
the children, but it was also most important
for the parents and caregivers who felt iso-
lated from the larger community because
as Lyn says, "We didn't know where our
Comfort was found in facing the chal-
lenges together and the closeness of the
children brought a sense of community and
healing to all of them.
Meanwhile, the school was growing.
Seydel Hall was built in 2004 through the
gift of a private donor who asked the cost
of building and wrote a check for $70,000.
Members of the group Youth on a
Mission were constructing the building
when Prime Minister Perry Christie came
for a visit. He stayed 45 minutes longer
Local business persons stepped for-
ward to assist by providing carpentry,
electrical, exterminating services for free
and funds. The Endover Foundation, the
Mary Rice Foundation, and the Lyford
Cay Foundation all contributed.
Then there were lesson plans, finding
teachers with the right training and skill
sets to deal with the children. In those first
years, curriculum was centered as it is to-
day on functional academics, independent
living skills and most importantly character
development and pre-vocational employ-
ment skills. However, the ratio of students
to teacher although much smaller than in
a regular classroom was still higher than
most effective for children with special
needs. Qualified teachers were difficult to
find at the salaries the school could afford.
By 2007, there were 98 students at
ECC. Lyn recalls wondering each year if
they would have the resources to continue.
Somehow they always did. It seemed that
whenever she felt ready to give up, contri-
butions and help would come.
Students learn about
careers of the future
By Samantha Evans
The Guidance Department of Central
Abaco Primary School hosted its sixth an-
nual "Hot Careers of the Future Series"
intended to educate their grade six students
about careers that will be most in demand
in the future. Preparing for a career is seri-
ous business and for a long time it was ini-
tiated when students entered high school.
Now with the changes globally, sta-
tistics has shown that it is vital that students
are educated about careers beginning at the
elementary school level. Therefore, the
Guidance Counselor, Samantha V. Evans,
has made it an annual series for their se-
niors. The grade six students were asked to
identify those careers that interested them
the most and from their responses, some
of those hot careers of the future were in-
Speakers were invited to speak on
careers including catering, journalism and
writing, hospitality, entrepreneurship,
event planning, construction, alternative
energy, marine biology, handicraft indus-
try, education, and computer information
Each presenter was asked to speak for
15-20 minutes about their field. Included
in their talk was a description of what they
do, qualifications required for this job,
years of study required and the like. The
students also received handouts by many of
the speakers. The series began May 15 and
will end June 6, 2013.
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Sewool & Youth News
North Abaco woman
closes ill on l her dream
of becoming a doctor
By Canishka Alexander
As a child, D'Andra Cornish, 26,
dreamed about becoming a doctor. In fact,
this North Abaco girl recalled that it was
the only occupation she ever considered,
and so from childhood, she has continued
pursuing her dream.
Now, she is living out that dream.
After graduating from high school,
she attended the College of The Bahamas
for two years before transferring to St.
Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia,
Canada where she received a bachelor's
degree before attending medical school in
As a fourth-year medical student,
D'Andra began her studies at the St. Au-
gustine Campus of the University of the
West Indies (UWI) in Trinidad. As part
of a five-year program, she completed her
first three years in Trinidad, and is now
polishing off her remaining years in Nas-
sau at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH).
Although D'Andra admitted that she
is still undecided on what area she will spe-
cialize in, she is quite certain of her love
for medicine as a whole. Presently, as she
goes through her rotations at various medi-
cal facilities, she has developed a love for
every part of the field, but she is hoping
that she will grow to love a particular area
Her face immediately lights up as she
discloses that family medicine and pediat-
rics are the two areas high on her list. So
it's no surprise that one of her rotations
landed her at Integrated Medical Center
with Dr. George Charite and Dr. Marc Bi-
nard for four weeks in April and May.
Calling it an elective rotation,
D'Andra said that medical students are
encouraged to familiarize themselves with
an area that they may go on to work in.
Plus, it was added encouragement to re-
turn home to familiar faces, and a warm
welcome because the medical field has its
share of challenges.
"It's definitely ch.llernging going to
a physician and expecting them to know
what is wrong with you and to treat you,"
she reasoned. "Nothing is easy, and it's al-
ways going to be a challenge, but putting
God first and having encouragement from
family and friends is helpful.
"It's a tough learning situation and
sometimes you're put on the spot by se-
nior physicians, but it's nothing personal.
Above: D'Andra Cornish, 26, who is pur-
suing her dream of becoming a doctor.
It's part of a learning process, and it helps
you to become a better person, and to be
Becoming a doctor is not for the
fainthearted, D'Andra assured, and many
times, she has been bolstered simply by an
inner confidence and drive to accomplish
what she has set out to do. And of course,
there's that added motivation as she has ad-
opted the ever-present Golden Rule as her
As she completed her elective ro-
tation at Integrated Medical on May 3,
D'Andra said she is looked forward to her
rotations at PMI in Nassau. Once she sits
the final exams to obtain her medical li-
cense, and attain her credentials as a doc-
tor, the next stage is the completion of an
internship. The purpose of the internship
is for her to put into practice the years of
medical school she has completed, and to
demonstrate that she is a qualified physi-
cian. The final step is going back to school
Eventually, D'Andra said that she
will open her own practice, but for now,
she wants to thank her country for the sup-
port given to her and for the opportunity to
attend medical school by giving back.
She mentions her family once more,
and it's obvious why she senses that they
are more excited than she is at times.
"Sometimes there is a little pres-
sure, so I don't want to disappoint them,"
D'Andra shared. "I don't give up, and
there is no reason I should fail because
having their support means a lot. My fa-
ther Ejnar Cornish has been my greatest
supporter, and I thank God for him each
and every day because he is my number
D'Andra also has to set an example
for her seven-year-old sister who wants to
become a doctor. Even though they don't
spend much time together, when they do
see each other, she helps her with her
home-work and encourages her.
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Despite her bubbly personality, and
easy-going manner, D'Andra is a disci-
plined and mature person because of her
life experiences. After losing her mother
at the age of 13 years, and being away in
school, she was forced to grow up and be-
come more independent because she had to
do things for herself.
"Also having a dream that no one can
hold you down from doing what you want
to do," she added, "and God putting it in-
side of you that you do need to work hard
in order to achieve that dream."
Her time at Integrated Medical was
one more page added to her life's chap-
ter, and it was definitely interesting and
a refresher course in family medicine for
her. D'Andra recalled her encounter with
people from all walks of life, and the expe-
rience helped her to recall material that she
has already studied and needs to review.
At the end of the day. though, she has
kept one main goal in sight.
"I always say that I would only really
wish to be a person that people would be
proud to say: 'I know this person' that's
really the biggest goal and to be able to
help people. I think I'm just an island girl
with a big dream, but I just at the end of
the day want to be happy," D'Andra com-
mented. "It's not about the money at the
end of the day it's about making people
feel better. Your interaction with someone
can change their life.
"It's not the prestige of being a doc-
tor because I'm not doing it; it's God that's
working through me to touch people's
As an up-and-coming physician,
D'Andra has the fulfillment of a lifelong
dream within her grasp. It is a reminder of
her duty, and the duty of all physicians to
set an example for younger persons with
similar aspirations and dreams.
"It's only fitting that you try to make
a difference in the lives of the people here
in The Bahamas, and eventually it will
catch on so that future doctors can make
a difference. We have to take care of each
other; one day my kids and grandkids are
going to grow up and they will need phy-
sicians, so it's important that we practice
what we preach and try to make life better
in The Bahamas."
By Vemique Russell
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the first time for preschooler and this fall it
will welcome students up to grade 3.
The goal of the school is to eventually
grow to facilitate up to grade six.
The administration of the school is
currently conducting registration for the
school year 20013 to 2014. Spanish, swim-
ming and tennis, accompanies the school's
core program. The school also offers small
classroom sizes that enable teachers to ca-
ter to each student need one on one.
The school has recently relocated to
the fourplex building in Treasure Cay just
off the roundabout. Interested person can
visit the school office or call for further
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Knockout From Page 1
A thirty minute overtime, during
which each team played fifteen minutes on
each side of the field did not help change
the score. Each team played on the defen-
sive, while both goal keepers skillfully
stopped attempts at scoring.
The only way to give a team an ad-
vantage was to go to penalty kicks, each
team allowed five attempts at scoring goals.
Abacom United went first and scored,
Heat missed. They also missed the second
attempt thanks to a great deflection of Aba-
com's goal keeper, Mishler Joseph. Aba-
coin United scored again. Heat scored with
the third, fourth and fifth kicks but three
goals were not enough to take the advan-
tage since Abacom United had not missed
The final score was 5-3.
Malcolm Spicer, President of the
Abaco Football Association, handed out
the Cup to Abacom United's goal keeper.
Abacom's fans were overjoyed, hugging
each other and congratulating the players.
It was a very enjoyable match with
suspense; even though both teams' players
defended the title aggressively, they acted
fairly. Both goal keepers played a great
part in keeping the score even.
Abacom United is also the league's
champion. There will be a final game on
May 26 to determine second and third
Also, an Independence Celebration
game will take place on July 16. It should
be a fun outing with sports, food and mu-
BBF 9-10 Baseball Tournament
hosted on Abaco
North Abaco team takes silver
Above: the North Abaco Basevall team which took second place at the Bahamas Baseball
Federation's 9-10 Division Inter-Island Tournament. Grand Bahama Little League took
Above: President of the Abaco Football Association, Malcolm Spicer, along with the
Knockout Cup winners Abacom United.
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Set for May 17-19, the Bahamas
Baseball Federation's (BBF) 9-10 Divi-
sion Inter-Island Tournament hosted by
the Youth Baseball Association of Abaco
(Y.B.A.A.) saw the participation of five
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According to Theodore Sweeting,
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Once a game was completed, the next
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In the opening game between GBLL
and YBAA on May 17, the Grand Baha-
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the schedule recorded nine games with an
opening ceremony at 1 p.m. Coach George
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BBF From Page 8
Mills, Y.B.A.A. president, welcomed all
to the tournament, and introduced each of
the teams. Umpires and officials were rec-
BBF President Craig Kemp comment-
ed that it was good to be in Abaco, and
that it was a joy to see the young men play
baseball. He brought greetings on behalf of
the BBF executive board, and encouraged
the Abaco community to support the league
as they foresee the number of participating
teams increasing because of the island's
existing facilities at the ball field.
"The young men, the community of
Abaco and all of the persons here involved
in this great venture deserve to have these
types of events here, and we would be de-
lighted to bring it back here every year
from this point forward," Kemp said. He
also pointed out the manager, Will Sey-
mour, of the 9-10 age group that will be
selecting national team that will travel to
North Carolina this summer. Sponsored by
BBF, and sending another three teams off
The first pitch was thrown and games
were soon underway. In the first game of
May 18 (Day Two), NABA and JBLN
were the first teams up for play. It was
a close game, but NABA pulled away
with 16 points to beat JBLN, who scored
11 runs. Game Two saw Legacy players
against YBAA. LBL defeated Y.B.A.A.:
7 to 1.
In the third game, NABA accumu-
Above: a North Abaco player swings at a pitch from a Grand Bahama player.
lated eight runs leaving GBLL in the dust
with one run. In Game Four, LBL was
back again this time against JBLN. Legacy
was determined to maintain its winning
streak and scored seven runs, while JBLN
scored one run. In Game 5, it was another
close game, but NABA emerged as the
winner to beat YBAA 5 to 4. Game 6, it
was GBLL versus JBLN in another heated
game. GBLL gained two runs with JBLN
acquiring one for their team.
By Game Seven, players were now
in cruise control. Settling into the game,
NABA conquered LBL 6 to 1. In Game
Eight, Y.B.A.A. scored three runs, but
was defeated by JBLN with seven runs.
Finally, in Game Nine, GBLL returned to
the field to beat LBL: 4 to 3.
On the final game day, games were
extended to six innings, and the anticipa-
tion of who would win hung heavily in the
air. The excited fans soon received their
answer although some were left disappoint-
ed. The gold medal was received by Grand
Bahama Little League (GBLL); North
Abaco Baseball Association (NABA) won
the silver; and bronze was awarded to the
Junior Baseball League of Nassau (JBLN).
Khanaj Austin, shortstop for GBLL, was
recognized as the MVP.
Coach Mills thanked individuals and
sponsors for their support of the event,
which he called a great success.
"I feel that the tournament was a suc-
cess, and I received positive feedback from
the BBF officials, coaches, and parents
from the visiting leagues," he recalled. "It
was such a success that BBF officials plan
to make the tournament even bigger next
year with more teams being allowed to par-
Coach Mills expressed his apprecia-
tion of these types of tournaments, which
allow the players to showcase the talents
they've acquired while learning the funda-
mentals of baseball.
"The purpose of the tournament is
to promote the sport of baseball on the is-
land of Abaco, and additionally provide a
means of exposure for the local players.
Also, the BBF invited scouts who looked at
players to make up the National 9-10 team
that will be traveling to North Carolina in
the near future."
Following the inter-island tourna-
ment, two more weekends of baseball were
scheduled for May 25 in Cooper's Town,
and an upcoming game on June 1 at the
Murphy Town Ballpark. On June 1, a brief
season ending ceremony is planned. Addi-
tionally, the league will begin to focus on
the 11-12 division players who are travel-
ing to the BBF Nationals, which will take
place from June 19 to 23 in Grand Baha-
ma. Coach Mills said that the association
is currently in need of sponsorship to help
to defray the cost of travel for this team.
Interested persons and businesses can con-
tact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or
via the Y.B.A.A. Facebook page.
Please see BBF Page 10
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He hastened to thank the many per-
sons and sponsors who have assisted them
through the year, and played a part in mak-
ing the tournament possible and a success:
Al Bootle, Beverly Cornish, Theresa Al-
bury, Judy Key, Allison Albury, Tim and
Melissa Roberts, Julian Black and Mother
Merle's, Keith and Stacy Cartwright, Rob-
ert Albury, Lauren Albury, Bruce Albury,
Bethsheba Davis, Desmond Bootle, Zyan-
dric Jones, Greg Gomez, Teran Wright,
Jamal Hepburn, Kendal Kemp, Brandon
Thompson, Marcus Manuel, Mr. and Mrs.
Gerth Sawyer, Margo Dean, Juanyette
Curry, Josefina Curry, Lonnie Albury,
Leslie "Pepper" Thompson, Thomas "Ma-
chine Gun" Kelly, Canishka Alexander,
Pedro Poitier, Chovez McBride, Joey
Swain, and members of the YBAA ex-
ecutive team mainly Tammny Albury, Tina
Sawyer, Telanna Newbold, and Marilyn
Coach Mills also thanked the follow-
ing local businesses for their support: Roy-
al Bank of Canada, Commonwealth Bank,
Snappers, Abaco Groceries, Maxwells
Supermarket, I.E.Imports, Island Family
Restaurant, and Curry's Electrical.
"If anyone was overlooked, it was
not intentional, and we say to you, and the
Abaco community who have supported us:
THANK YOU! We look forward to your
GAFFW donates to
The 2013 Great Abaco Family Fit-
ness Weekend (GAFFW) raised funds for
two Abaco based organizations, The Ro-
tary Club of Abaco and Friends of the En-
In only its second instance, the 2013
event held in March more than doubled its
participation from the inaugural year. 185
eager athletes and families competed from
across North America and The Bahamas,
selling out the event host, the Treasure Cay
Beach, Marina & Golf Resort.
Participants competed in a 1-mile
open water swim, Sprint and Olympic tri-
athlons, and a 5k/10k fun run/walk. Cheer
Bahamas also put on a Junior Cheer Clinic
for the spirited youth.
Friends of the Environment, a local
non-profit environmental organization de-
voted to preserving Abaco's fragile envi-
ronment and working towards a more sus-
tainable future, was one of the beneficiaries
of the event. Two members of their staff,
Kristin Williams and Lindsey McCoy, also
competed in the events. For the second
year, FRIENDS' was able to team up with
event sponsor Cycles Unlimited to hold
a raffle for a Jamis bicycle, which raised
over $700 for the charity. The Great Ab-
aco Family Fitness Weekend also donated
$750 to the organization, raising close to
$1500 in funds.
The other beneficiary of the event
Above: Friends of the Environment representatives Olivia Patterson (left) and Lindsey
McCoy (right) receive their support cheque from the Great Abaco Family Fitness Week-
end director, Lee McCoy (center).
was the Rotary Club of Abaco, a local
and international volunteer organization
that provides support for many programs
throughout Abaco. This year, president
Dwayne Wallas competed in his first tri-
athlon and in doing so raised nearly $1000
for the fight against Polio, a major Rotary
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ditional $1000 to the Rotary club, which
will be earmarked for their local youth and
Both organizations provided much
needed support for the event, providing
volunteers and logistical support. The
Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend
would also like to thank their major sup-
porters: the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism,
Carlo Milano, Damianos Realty, Treasure
Cay, and BTC, along with the many others
who donated prizes, awards, and support
to the event.
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Ten teams compete in
Elder Sherwood Simnms
By Canishka Alexander
In the month of April, the Elder
Sherwood Simms Basketball Tournament
at Zion Baptist Cathedral began to wind
down, but not before players in the church
league met with key stakeholders in the
Ten teams were represented in the
Basketball Church League President
- Everette Strachan introduced Supt.
Noel Curry, officer in charge of the Abaco
district, to the players. Supt. Curry told the
young men that he was never given the op-
portunity to play in a church league, but
when he played basketball, he played bare-
footed on the tar.
"It's good to see this this evening,
and it does all of us good because it's a
good chance for us to fellowship as young
men, and it's a good time for us to talk to
you," Supt. Curry said. With 1,600 young
people at Her Majesty's Prison, he encour-
aged them to stay out of trouble emphasiz-
ing that the basketball tournament was a
good means of steering them in the right
Supt. Curry requested that the boys
make a pledge to honour their parents, pas-
tors, teachers and elders. He congratulated
them for their participation in the tourna-
ment, and asked that they exhibit good
camaraderie and sportsmanship in their
Returning the microphone to Stra-
chan, the league president began to share
how he had lost his father and daughter
within a six-week span, and how the death
of his child had heightened his drive and
determination to impact the youth of our
nation as best he can.
Cubell Davis Jr. was called on as the
next speaker. He told the boys to watch the
type of company they keep, and to always
"As young people who want a future,
and when I watch you guys play, I can see
some future in y'all. I can some of y'all
playing in big colleges, and in the NBA,
but you have to set that goal," Davis Jr.
advised. "You have to set it now; you can-
not be detoured by [anything], and most
[importantly], you have to get a good edu-
Ishmael "Stretch" Morley of the
Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture was
the final speaker.
He told them to do the right things
today for tomorrow. Morley had the privi-
lege of attending a military high school,
and then Hampton University. As a bas-
ketball player, Morley traveled all over the
Like Davis Jr., Morley also encour-
aged them to obtain a good education, so
that they can receive academic and athletic
scholarships to attend college. He remind-
ed them to dress appropriately, and the
importance of maintaining a good reputa-
tion and working toward what they hope
Although the rainy weather inter-
rupted their game that night, on April 27,
games resumed. After an energetic battle
on the court at Zion Baptist Cathedral,
the names of the winning teams were an-
Change Ministries Int'l Basketball
Team won the A class, and the Victory
Tabernacle Church Basketball Team won
the B Class. Terrance Davis received the
Most Valuable Player (MVP) title for
Change Ministries, while MVP recogni-
tion was given to Victory Tabernacle's
Sixteen sail in Roscoe Thompson Regatta
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The yearly showdown between four
teams of junior sailors raised funds to help
send competitors off to the National Cham-
pionships. The Roscoe Thompson Regatta
was held on May 18 off the north end of
Elbow Cay. Sixteen children participated
in events that included team racing, tug-
of-war, bowline tying and an aquatic tri-
athlon. The champion team will have their
names placed on the coveted trophy for
The four teams were made up of
participants from the Hope Town Sailing
Club's annual program. This year the par-
ents and club members came together to
create a memorable beach barbeque for the
lunch break and to provide refreshments
for spectators watching the children com-
pete. Many Abaco businesses donated to
help make this a successful fundraiser.
Abaco Groceries donated hamburg-
ers and hot dogs. Maxwells donated the
buns and juice for the sailors. Harbour
View gave the condiments and The Food
Store provided the toppings. Everything
was served on compostable plates provid-
ed by Out Island Eco, Hope Town Wine
and Spirits provided refreshments for the
adults. Parents provided the desserts and
club members grilled. It was a great team
The first event was team racing, where
two teams at a time are pitted against each
other. Because each team had a variety of
skill levels, each match up was unique and
different. For several youth, like Maitland
Lowe and Stephanie Francois, this was
their first taste of racing. Fortunately they
had their more experienced teammates to
help them through. After 6 matches, Joey
Gale's team, "Second Generation" was out
During the lunch break, the more
experienced skippers took younger sailors
for rides in the Optimist sailboats right off
the beach. This is a great way for the next
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generation of sailors to get a taste of sailing
before joining the program in the coming
Next up was the tug of war. Each
team had to tie their own knot in the end
of the line for the anchor person. Most of
them figured it out which was good be-
cause the competition was fierce. There
was lots of cheering and yelling and during
this event "Second Generation" increased
their lead considerably.
The final event was the aquatic triath-
Ion. One team member starts by swimming
from a barge anchored off the beach all the
way back to the beach. Then the next two
take a kayak provided by Abaco Eco. They
must paddle out to sea, around a mark and
back to the beach.
Finally the last person sails an op-
timist from the beach downwind, jibes
around a mark and must tack back and
forth to make it to the beach. This is a
very exciting event and there was lots of
great drama. "Revenge of the Flying Pine-
apples" and "The Victors" made great
comebacks. But "Second Generation" was
At the last minute "The Champions"
caught up and were able to surpass them
in points because their team discipline did
not falter at the end. Congratulations to
"The Champions" and its members: Chloe
Sweeting, Ryan Knowles, Colby Steb-
bins, and Andrew Joseph the 2013 Rosco
The Hope Town Junior Sailing pro-
gram ends every May with the prestigious
Derek Lee Regatta. This was first awarded
in the 1960s and many local grew up racing
in it. Since the Optimist training program
started at the Hope Town Sailing Club this
regatta has been held for the past seven
years with great success.
This year we had three different
skill sets. Ethan Lowe and Maitland Lowe
were the only two to compete in the Little
Greenies fleet. These were very simple
races for the newest and least experienced
sailors. After a few attempts and a couple
of tries it was called a draw.
Next up was the Green Fleet. This
fleet is for sailors who are ready to com-
pete but do not have much experience in
regattas. For the first time, there was an
all-female fleet, and these girls have prac-
ticed very hard to be able to show such
sailing skills. Competition was very in-
tense which made it a difficult first regatta
but they all performed admirably.
Eloise Albury took third place but
there was a tie for the top spot. After the
tie breaker Malia Sweeting was second and
Rachael Sands was the Green Fleet Cham-
The Championship Fleet has some top
notch sailors this year. It looks like Abaco
will have a strong presence in the National
Championships later this year, and one of
the members will be sailing in the World
Championships in Italy.
There were 8 races, all of them short
which keeps the fleet together and means
anyone can make last minute gain. But a
good attitude was important, and Sebastian
Hall demonstrated this admirably, earning
him the Best Sportsmanship title.
In the top spots: third was a tight race.
Chloe Sweeting ended up fourth on the tie
breaker, but she was also the Top Female
this year. William Cash just managed to
snag third. In second place was Joey Gale.
And for the second year in a row Branden
Sands was the Derek Lee Champion. Con-
gratulations to all competitors.
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of the Derek Lee Regatta. Photos courtesy of Jamie Sweeting.
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were made more aware of God's protection
over their lives even to the point of keeping
them from death. Healing also took place
for two women, who were battling cancer.
For the children and adults who appeared,
she spoke blessings over their lives.
Indeed, there was breakthrough after
breakthrough, but humbly Sister Paula said
that she is only a vessel, and that it is not
her doing, but God's. She commented that
she is not overwhelmed by the gift, but is
happy that she has been given the opportu-
nity to work for Him.
At all meetings, she emphasized the
importance of staying focused on God.
Sister Ferguson explained that she
has paid a great sacrifice for her gift, and
warned the audience that she was not to
be taken lightly. She has been subjected
to ridicule, and has come under attack by
those who do not believe or accept her
message, yet still she presses on. Her in-
tent was not to reveal personal information
about those in attendance, but to reveal to
them what God is doing in their lives, and
in this season.
As one of her last prayer meetings
began to wind down close to midnight on
April 19, she shared a simple, but power-
ful message. It was the message of love
prompting believers to have love one for
Sandy Point Baptists raise money at fair
By Jennifer Hudson
Members of the Mount Zion Baptist
Church, Sandy Point, held a Whit Mon-
day fair on the church grounds. All of the
usual favourite Bahamian goodies were on
sale including succulent barbequed steaks.
While some supporters bought their meals
and took them home, many stayed to enjoy
the socialization with friends and games
for children. The young ones enjoyed let-
ting off their energy in the bouncy castle
while others tried their skill at the hoopla
or their luck with the 'pick a straw.'
The church pastor, Reverend Napo-
leon Roberts was at a conference in Nassau
but his son, Jason, who is Pastor Elect and
his wife Oiesha, were busy assisting the
hard working group of church members.
Funds raised from the fair will go to-
wards the ongoing upgrade of the church
building. A new metal roof has already
been installed and further upgrades will
include painting, new air conditioning, a
new 32 channel mixer board for the sound
system and musical instruments.
Reverend Napoleon Roberts has
served as Pastor of the Mount Zion Baptist
Church in Sandy Point for over 40 years
and will soon be handing over to his son,
Jason. "I feel a sense of d6jA vu that this
is my destiny," says Pastor Elect, Jason
Roberts. "I feel that my life's work is in
the church and that I have been steered to-
wards this position all my life. My aim is
to reach out to the community at large and
consequently have a global ministry."
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Jason Roberts will be ordained at
St. John's Native Baptist Church in Nas-
sau on May 23 and will take over as Pas-
tor of Mt. Zion Baptist, Sandy Point, in
middle of June after his father preaches his
last sermon on Father's Day, June 16. "I
feel very encouraged by the support of the
membership and feel very invigorated for
the future mission of the church," he says.
Zion Baptist Convention
ignites Fox Town
By Vernique Russell
The Zion Baptist churches on Abaco
hosted their 51st Session of their District
Convention. The convention convened on
May 13 and finished on Sunday May 19.
The convention convened in an unorthodox
fashion with a street meeting in the streets
of Fox Town at the home of Julia Wells.
Superintendent Christopher Dean and his
team took the message of salvation out of
the four floors as they bid the lost to come
to Christ. Pastor Everette Strachan brought
For the next two nights, attendees
worshiped together at Zion Fox Town in
life changing, inspiring and encouraging
services. Presenters for those two nights
hailed from Universal Household of Faith
in Freeport, Grand Bahama in the persons
of Bishop Ricardo and Lady Shandlene
Bishop Grant brought words that
challenge the hearts and brought hope to
the downtrodden. On Thursday night it
was ladies' night. Minister Christine Dean
of Zion Murphy Town brought words of
wisdoms to those in attendance.
Friday night was "blaze it up" for the
youth night. Skits, poetry, dance and more
filled the evening as young people offered
their sacrifices of worship to the Lord.
Minister Ezra Johnson of Andros broke the
bread of life and I inspired the hearts of the
young people. On Sunday the convention
ended with a fever pitch. President of the
Zion Baptist Conference for the Bahamas
Wenith Davis was on the island and was the
He delivered the keynote address and
encouraged the body to keep fighting the
good fight of faith as their labour will not
be in vain. A lunch reception followed the
service and it provided a great time of fel-
lowshipping. The 51st session of the con-
vention was dubbed a success.
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By Samantha Evans
Every year the Anglican Christian
Women of St. John the Baptist Anglican
Church hosts a Pre-mother's Day Spectac-
ular to honour the mothers of their church.
This year, the event was held on Saturday,
May 10 at 7pm at the church hall in Marsh
The event began with an icebreaker
followed by dinner. Then the tributes and
fun began. Tributes were given to a moth-
er by her daughter telling her about those
wonderful years she spent growing up un-
der her care and guidance. Another tribute
was given by a mother to her daughter who
is an expecting mother. She spoke love, pa-
tience, kindness and gentleness into her life
as she knows that her daughter will make
a wonderful mother when the time comes.
Finally, a tribute was given by a
daughter to her mother who has passed
on. She reminisced about the joy and love
received from her mother and the wisdom
her mother left with her. Interactive games
followed the tributes.
Solos were rendered by Akeem Ad-
derley and Kelia McKinney. Finally,
certificates were presented to the mother
with the most children present, the eldest
mother present and the youngest mother
in attendance. The event was organized by
launches forty days of
By Samnantha Evans
For six weeks, the church family of
Change Ministries International will be go-
ing into six communities to engage in com-
munity service. The forty days of commu-
nity began on May I and will end on June
Six groups in the church, including
the praise and worship team and youth
department along with their leaders, did
an assessment in various communities to
determine the needs there. Once this was
done, they each selected a project.
The first project was initiated by the
2 partially completed 2 storey wooden
structures each comprising plans for 4 suites
with master bedroom and bath, guest
bedroom and bath, kitchen and great room.
Location: About a mile northeast of the
settlement of Cherokee in close proximity
to the Abaco Club at Winding Bay and the
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Praise and Worship Groups who called
their team the "Dream Team." They de-
cided to fully renovate the two bathrooms
in the assembly area at Central Abaco Pri-
mary School and clean up the two Eastern
Bathrooms. The work done included mak-
ing and installing new cabinets, installing
new sinks, stalls and doors, cleaning the
tiles, and painting the walls.
Even though this was a project ini-
tiated by the "Dream Team," the entire
church family was welcomed to assist with
this project. The team started at 7am and
worked until 2pm. Funds for this proj-
ect and all others will be provided by the
Some community-minded citizens
also assisted with donations. Next week
the second project will take them to Wood
Cay where they will repair the roof of an
elderly man there. Moving forward, they
will appreciate donations of shingles, felt,
plywood and facial board.
A Tea to Remember
to be held in
By Vernique Russell
Full Gospel Assembly in Treasure
Cay is extending an invitation to the pub-
lic to join them for their 3rd Annual Tea
Party. The Tea Party will be staged under
the theme 'A Tea to Remember' on Satur-
day June 1 at 3pm. The venue for the tea
party is at the home of Terry Rolle on the
Treasure Cay Road Drive.
The tea party will include many ex-
citing events and activities including a hat
show and best table competition. The table
competition is open to the public and in-
terested persons can book a table at the
church office. Tickets are also available at
the church office.
Organizers are encouraging the old,
young, not so old and not so young to
come down and be a part of this auspicious
event. It is guaranteed that they will de-
liver an even better event that the public
has seen in the last two years.
For further information, contact the
church office at 365-8097.
Bro. Nelson Turnquest
continues God's work at
M.H. Church of Christ
Above: Brother Nelson Turnquest.
B'y Canishka Alexander
Brother Nelson Turnquest, minister
of the gospel from the Highbury Church of
Christ in New Providence, is now assisting
with the evangelistic work of the Marsh
Harbour Church of Christ on Abaco.
With an unwavering commitment to
ministry since 1982, Bro. Nelson men-
tioned leaving made several trips to Abaco
prior to his most recent decision in 2013
to remain at the local congregation for an
extended period of time.
His responsibilities include teach-
ing Bible class; ministering to the saints
(preaching); and implementing a plan to
strengthen the evangelistic work of the
church. He is available for private Bible
study sessions at the church building or for
Bro. Nelson hopes to foster greater
enthusiasm and commitment for the cause
of Christ among the church members, and
increase the number of those in attendance
specifically among the small numbers of
He is also available to those who sim-
ply need advice on how to handle various
situations, and asked that interested per-
sons call the church to set up a time, so
that he is available for them.
Additionally, parents are encouraged
to bring their children to the Vacation Bi-
ble School (VBS) scheduled for June 24-
27 from 8 a.m. to noon. This year's VBS
theme is: "Show Me The Way," which
will take its participants on a journey
through the book of Acts.
The Marsh Harbour Church of
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Bahamas Crisis Center
speaks to teens
By Timothy Roberts
Representatives of The Bahamas Cri-
sis Centre traveled to Abaco to bring their
Healthy Relationships Campaign here,
speaking with students at several high
Deran Thompson Sr., a volunteer
at the Centre said that he visited SC Boo-
tle High School, Abaco Central High and
Moors Island and found the students large-
He said the Healthy Relationships
Campaign addresses a wide variety of top-
ics including sexually transmitted diseases,
effective communication, violence within
relationships and many more issues that
affect relationships and in particular Teen
"We at The Bahamas Crisis Centre
firmly believe that if we as a country do
a better job at educating and making our
children and teens aware of the realities of
what is happening out there, we will begin
to see less and less reports of Domestic and
He said the talks also addresses top-
ics such as signs of a toxic relationship,
physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexually
transmitted diseases, older men preying on
young females and many more issues that
affect teens in relationships.
He said "we will take this campaign
to every single school, on every single is-
land and every year we will do it again.
We will not cease in our quest to rid this
country of domestic and sexual violence."
One on One to merge
By Vernique Russell
One on One Academy is proud to
announce its merger with Myraidminds
Academy. The institution will still provide
Abaco with the personalized style of teach-
ing for both part time and full time stu-
dents. Offering programs from both Skill
Tutors and Sylvan Learning Center merged
with the local curriculum of the Ministry
of Education, the institution intends to pro-
vide the best in education.
The school is proud to announce the
hosting of a town meeting on June 3 at
7pm. The venue for the meeting is at the
school new building in the old Sawyer's
Market next door to the police traffic di-
vision. All persons interested in enrolling
their child/children, or for general inqui-
ries are invited to attend the meeting.
Registration will also be conducted at
that time. They are also advising the public
that the seating capacity for the school year
is 15 for the primary area and 12 for the
high school session. They are operating on
a first come, first served method. For fur-
ther information, kindly contact 458-6314.
new education officer
Above: Cassandra Abraham, Friends of
the Environment's new Education Officer.
By Canishka Alexander
Friends of the Environment wel-
comed Education Officer Cassandra
Abraham as their newest staff member
on May 1. Originally from Grand Cay,
Cassandra expressed her love for the en-
vironment particularly the marine environ-
ment while on Green Turtle Cay during the
Island Roots Heritage Festival on May 3.
She was accompanied by Kristin Wil-
liams, executive director, at FRIENDS'
informative talk on Conservation in Aba-
co: People Making a Difference.
Although she was most recently em-
ployed in the financial arena, Cassandra
was once a scuba diver, and an open-water
diver where she swam with and fed sharks.
She attended St. Mary's University in Can-
ada earning a Bachelor of Science degree
in Biology and Psychology.
She said: "I am now in my field, and
it's something I love. It's not a job because
it relates to water and the environment, and
water is my passion. I did a lot of conser-
vation efforts in Canada, so I am knowl-
edgeable about what needs to be done in
Cassandra noted that her responsi-
bilities at FRIENDS include educating the
public, and school students about the envi-
ronment, and helping them become more
conscious about decisions they make and
how those decisions impact and benefit
She will also lead outdoor field trips,
and assist with FRIENDS' upcoming Ab-
aco Research Center (ARC), which will
host high school and university programs,
conduct field courses, and extend oppor-
tunities to partner with scientists on long-
term research projects.
Cassandra Abraham can be contacted
School wins Grade
One Spelling Bee
By Samantha Evans
It was the final Spelling Bee for the
2012-2013 school year and the hall of St.
Andrews Methodist Church was packed
to capacity, as expected, as twenty-four
Grade One students came prepared to
compete for the winning trophy.
The competition began at 10am and
was a very good event from start to finish.
Once the students had exhausted the Seen
List words, eleven of them were successful
in advancing to the Unseen List rounds of
At the end of those rounds, the top
three finishers were as follows: in third
place was Keira Albury of Man-O-War
School, in second place was Taylor Nes-
bitt of Angels Academy and the winner
was Destiny Sawyer of Agape Christian
These students were given trophies
and all participants received certificates.
The judges and pronouncer were also pre-
sented with certificates of appreciation by
Eunice Mills; organizer of this spelling
to students to
By Samantha Evans
With murder and criminal activities
on the rise in the Capital, the police are
appealing to young people to learn positive
ways to resolve conflicts so that schools do
not become war zones. Sergeant 2483 Joc-
elyn Smith of the Urban Renewal 2.0 of-
fice is one of the officers that goes into the
schools to speak to students on this topic
and noted that many young people choose
unlawful ways to handle conflicts which
can result in them being locked up or hav-
ing a tarnished record.
She wants students to realize that as
they plan their lives, they must realize that
everything they do from they are in pri-
mary school to adulthood remains on their
record which can come back to haunt them
when they try to obtain a police record to
attend college or travel abroad. She is ap-
pealing to students to find peaceful solu-
tions to social conflicts.
Some of their recommendations are:
to remain calm, allow the other person to
be heard while they listen, consider the
other person's point of view, validate the
words spoken by the other person, quickly
defuse verbally abusive situations by leav-
ing or asking the person to leave, if you are
wrongly quickly admit it so that you can
move on, and use the power of visualiza-
tion; which means to see the person as a
loving spiritual being.
If these techniques are not sufficient,
resolution can be sought by way of a pro-
fessional counselor, pastor or police offi-
Five Central Abaco
By Samantha Evans
During the month of March, the In-
terschool Primary Sports Meet was held at
the Murphy Town Park. It was at this time
that all primary schools, public and private,
were able to take part to showcase the ath-
letic talents of their students.
The students who won their divisions
were recognized over those two days but
were not presented with their official plaques
until they arrived from Nassau. Five stu-
dents of Central Abaco Primary School won
their division so during a special assembly
held on Monday May 27, 2013 to usher in
this school's Teacher Appreciation Week,
they received their plaques.
The students are: in the D Division
(under 7) lesha Green -female and Daelyn
Delancy male; both won the 75 M and
100M. In the C Division (under nine) Sha-
vante Roberts female and James Delia -
male; both won the 100M, 200M and long
jump. The B Division (under 11) was Ma-
randa Walker female who won the 400M
and the 1200M.
This event was organized by the Aba-
co School Sports Association led by mem-
ber Vogel Williams and sponsored by the
Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture. All
of these students travelled to Nassau May
22-25 to take part in the Frank Rahming
Primary School Championship and two of
them medaled in their division: Shanvante
Roberts won the 200M and placed third in
Long Jump, and James Delia got a bronze
medal in the long jump.
These two athletes have tremendous
talent and based on Coach Jeffrey Victor's
assessment, they are poised for the Olym-
To the many who were
TORC H RU N. involved and supported the every child counts
Torch Run on May 13th.
Charge d' AffTaires John Dinkelnan and Family
Rou al Bahamas Police Force
U.S. Marine \ rtham Bateman
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St. Francis de Sales School
Forest Heights Academy
Troy Seymore Rotary Club of Abaco
Dept. Of Road Tritfle
Hope Town Fire & Rescue
Hope Town Inn & Marina
Koops Moss Sugar Shack
Students, Staff and parents
ALL who donated and/or purchased lunches
We wish to advise all existing customers that items of jewellery (and
watches) left for repairs and uncollected for longer than 6 (six) months,
will be sold or melted to defray cost if not collected and paid for by
July 31, 2013
At Sand Dollar Shoppe Abaco Gold
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The following persons are notified to come and collect their repaired items:
The funds raised will benefit the students
traveling to Nassau for Special Olympics in June.
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1. Abacom United recently won
this Football (Soccer) Cup.
3. Several derbies are planned to
help reduce numbers of this
8. The Duchess of ; recently
retired freight boat.
11. The Deputy Prime Minister
announced on a recent trip to
Abaco that the new airport was
set to open during this month.
14. Vehicle cabable of completely
15. Infamously difficult James
16. Sea Spray Resort and Kalik
recently hosted the first of
several of these festivals.
2. Super, 64 and Wii.
4. Minister of Works.
5. Your mother's brother.
6. "Nancy ____ ; NOAA vessell
recently spotted off Abaco.
7. This activity requires a flexible
8. These professionals are
genreally honoured in May.
9. "Down Under"
10. Abaco's roads are filled with
these unsightly and dangerous
12. Famous superhero; Kal-el
13. "The Place" ; Popular
May 15 Answers
1. BOUNCE-A rubber ball will
5. ODDITY-"Space ", David
Bowie song recently covered by
an actual astronaut in orbit.
11. HIGHLANDER-Popular '80s
film; "There can be only one!"
12. SPEECH-"It's a figure of
13. TYRANT-Cruel ruler.
16. WATERSPOUT-This recently
became a full-fledged tornado
during the Island Roots Heritage
Festival in Green Turtle.
17. PROTECTION-April was "Child
2. ELVIS-This "King" has left the
SUSE A BAfHIAMN
REAL ESTATE AGENT
4. HOMOPHONES-They may
sound alike, but they mean two
6. YAHWEH-God's name according
to ancient Hebrew tradition.
7. SENATE-The House of
Parliament and the
8. OLFACTORY-System to do with
the sense of smell.
9. BREAK-Bend or
10. CAST-To throw out your line and
11. HISSY-If you have this kind of
"fit," you might be acting hysterical.
14. DETOUR-When the road is
blocked you must take a
15. POTTER-Main character of a
popular series of "magical" books.
The Marsh Harbour /
Spring City Township
would like to invite
the public to a Town
Meeting on June 3,
6:30 pm at the Prime
Minister's Office in the
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Page 16 Section B
The Abaconian June 1, 2013
June 1, 2013
The Abaconian Section B Page 17
School & Youth News
Creative Studio Boutique holds dance recital
Above: young dancers impress parents and fiijuil
By Jennifer Hudson
Stacey Bethel-Adderley, Director of
the Creative Studio Boutique, and twenty
of her young dance students presented their
first annual recital on May 25 at 11 a.m.
The recital was the result of a year's dedi-
cation and hard work by the students and
volunteers and what a delightfully happy
hour it was for all of the proud family
members and friends of the little perform-
Ms. Adderley is not only a talented
dancer but also a very talented artist and
she had done a tremendous job of trans-
forming one of the rooms at New Vision
Ministries for the occasion. Upon entering
the darkened atmosphere one immediately
felt transported to a mini theatre. A nicely
framed stage had been set up in front of
rows of seats and the simple black back-
drop showed off the attractive collage of
lollipops which was the theme for the show
'Candy Land; The Great Lollipop Adven-
The young dancers were organized
into four categories according to age.
The 'Little Ballerinas' aged 4-6 years,
performed to 'Dance of the Sugar Plum
Fairies and Lollipop.' The 'Dancin'Divas'
aged 6-8 years performed to 'Raining Gum
Drops and My Boy Lollipop' while the
'Show Stoppers' aged 9 and up performed
to 'I Want Candy and Chewy, Chewy'. All
joined for a finale of 'Candy Man'.
The two little 'Dancin Darlings' in the
2-3 year category were, unfortunately but
understandably, overcome with stage fright
for this their first public performance. One
little 'Darling' declined to come onstage at
all while 2 year old Chloe Fox made an
admirable effort to overcome her shyness
by performing a few steps clinging to the
comforting hand of her teacher.
Not only had Ms. Adderely designed
and prepared the d6cor she had also made
all of the dancers' costumes which ranged
from tutus for the more classical first half
of the show to sweet little appropriately
candy striped outfits for the contemporary
section following the intermission. Ms.
Adderley expressed her thanks to all the
volunteers who had assisted her. Rebekah
Higgs did a competent job on sound and
Ms. Adderley also runs art classes
and sewing workshops on weekday after-
noons after school and Saturday mornings.
For more information visit the Creative
Studio Boutique Facebook page.
During the Easter holidays an Art
Camp was offered by the Creative Stu-
dio Boutique. Sixteen children between
the ages of 3 and 11 attended the camp.
Activities included painting, drawing and
crafts and all of the themes were 'Spring'
based which included flowers and gardens,
baby animals, eggs and on a more serious
note, The Crucifixion. The campers also
enjoyed games, movement and stories. A
sewing workshop was attended by moth-
ers and daughters during which they made
some very nice bags together. Firstly, the
students chose and purchased their fabric
at 'Home Fabrics' then they learned how to
create a pattern, cut it out and how to use a
Ms. Adderley states, "We are all
born creative but if we neglect to develop
and strengthen these skills our creativ-
ity becomes inhibited. Creative Studio
believes in capturing children at any age
to introduce them to the art world through
various channels and mechanisms. By as-
sisting and encouraging a child's creativity
you set the stage for endless opportunities
for that child's imagination."
She has a very exciting 4th annual
Summer Camp planned from July 1-26.
By Samantha Evans
On Tuesday, May 21, Stephen
McPhee and the Restoration Alliance were
on Abaco to speak with Bahamas Union of
Teachers (B.U.T.) members about their
plans for the union once they win the up-
coming election scheduled for June 11,
2013. They intend to rebuild the B.U.T.
and restore leadership with integrity.
Mr. Mcphee has been a part of the
B.U.T. since 1996 and has held several
positions including Secretary General and
Executive Member. He proudly introduced
his team to the teachers he spoke with stat-
ing that all they ask is for one more vote.
He noted that the teachers that are running
as a part of his team are all experienced
unionists and are familiar with how the
He stated that they are all displeased
with the way the union is being ran so they
plan to lobby for better terms and condi-
tions for their members and help the lead-
ers of this nation usher our schools into
21st century world-class quality public
education institutions. He presented them
with their hardcopy of the Blueprint for re-
building and told them that they can go on
their Facebook page and give feedback and
suggestions on the way forward.
He noted that even though these 12
persons are a part of the alliance, they do
not have all of the answers so they are very
much so depending on the members to give
their valuable input on all aspects of the
during the month
By Samantha Evans
The month of May is set aside for
students and parents to recognize and cel-
ebrate the wonderful job their teachers do
every day to help groom and teach their
children. This is the time when students
purchase gift baskets, fruit baskets, cards,
straw bags, and lunch for their teachers.
This is also the time when students leave
a special apple or mug on their teacher's
desk filled with candies and other goodies.
Special assemblies were held and
teachers presented with flowers and lun-
cheons staged to allow the teachers an op-
portunity to relax, play games, and just un-
wind before exams begin. Simone Bowe
was the guest speaker at the Teacher Ap-
preciation Assembly held at Central Abaco
Primary School to begin the week of rec-
She told teachers that their job is a
calling as they have the power to make or
break the students they encounter from day
to day; year to year. She spoke to them on
the theme: "Teachers, Building Bridges to
the Future as the Journey Continues."
She gave the students three points to
show them how teachers connect them to
their future. Firstly, they share knowledge
and information which connects them to
the world of possibilities. Secondly, they
share their love for learning with them. She
stated that lessons should never be boring
but exciting, creative, and filled with ad-
venture. Finally, teachers connect them to
the future by inspiring them and teaching
them tough lessons which are reinforced
in the form of homework and class work.
Hence, teachers help them find their place
in life. She told the teachers to continue to
teach with passion, love and pride.
Friends of the
By Samantha Evans
This year, the educational outreach
for Friends of the Environment has in-
cluded 1,084 students from Abaco, New
Providence, and Grand Bahama. These op-
portunities have included: field trips to ex-
perience rocky shore, mangroves and cop-
pice habitats, caves and blue holes. They
have also hosted school groups at their ed-
ucation center for visits to their nature trail
to learn about coppice habitat and native
plants as well as their green house where
students learned about plant biology.
Presentations on Native and Invasive
Plants, Ecosystems of Abaco, Marine Eco-
systems and Marine Mammals were also
given. They also raised awareness on the
three areas in Abaco currently proposed
for protection: East Abaco Creeks, South
Abaco Blue Holes, and Cross Harbour
through the showing of a film they pro-
duced called "Beautiful Places."
Finally, the after- school Discovery
Club badge program was started again this
school year. Topics this year have been
"Shells," "Caves" and "Blue Holes" (The
caves and blue holes badge is very new
so this group is testing the curriculum,
which will then be shared with the Baha-
mas National Trust so that Discovery Club
chapters all over The Bahamas may use
it). The participating schools to date for
Discovery Club are: St. Francis de Sales,
Agape Christian School, Sister Mary Patri-
cia (Grand Bahama), Hope Town Primary,
St. Andrew's (Nassau), Amy Roberts Pri-
mary, and Central Abaco Primary.
Discovery Club is open to students
from various schools and communities.
FRIENDS also held a Teacher's Workshop
at Moore's Island All Age School for 12
teachers in March. Topics covered includ-
ed Litter Awareness, Ecosystems, and Na-
tive Plants and Gardening. The Program
Coordinator is Olivia Patterson of Friends
of the Environment.
iAngeCs Acadtemy invites applications from quatifiediteachers for
the following positions:
Pre-Kindergarten Grade 6.
1. Have a valid Teacher's Certificate or Diploma.
2. Have at least two years of teaching experience in Primary Education.
3. Have at least a Bachelor's Degree in Education from a recognized College or
4. Be willing to participate in extra-curricular programmes.
5. Be a person of personal and professional integrity.
The deadline for applications is June 30, 2013. All applicants can
submit their resumes via email to
Page 18 Section B TheAbaconian June 1,2013
Hope Town surf contest
reenergizes passion for sport
Abaco Swim Club
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... S 4Above: some Abaco Swim Club swimmers at the fundraiser on May 17 held at the Jib
Down the barrel. Above: local surfer, Corey Engle. Photo courtesy Erin Patterson.
By James Albury
Hope Town and surfing have always
been strongly linked to one another. Even
as far back as the 1960's young people of
the island took up surfing as both a hobby
and as a passion. To this day that remains
unchanged, and the recent surf contest in
Hope Town was a movement to reenergize
those passions in the new generation.
The day began with family paddle
boarding by Sea Spray Resort and Marina,
then moved up to Garbanzo beach for the
surf contest. Spectators gathered on and
above the beach to watch the contestants,
of all ages, compete in the different heats
to hopefully make it to the finals and have
a chance at placing first.
All the while burgers and hot dogs
were being grilled and sold along with
sweets and drinks to sustain the partici-
pants and spectators. At the end of the
event, Hope Town local, Christian Wil-
hoyte, came in 1st place, winning the com-
petition. Tim Albury and Andrew Prosa
finished second and third respectively.
The organizers of the event said they
hoped to continue the competitions in the
future to encourage the community, espe-
cially the youth, to devote their spare time
towards surfing as a productive and healthy
By Timothy Roberts
The Abaco Swim Club (ASC) held a
fundraiser to assist with travel expenses for
the competitive swim team as they travel to
Nassau to qualify and compete at the Na-
The well supported fundraiser was
held at the Jib Room on May 17 and fea-
tured the culinary talents of some of the
swimmers' parents who lent their skills in
grilling ribs, chicken and fish along with a
number of sides.
A variety of items were offered as
door and raffle prizes. There was an as-
sortment of items available for silent auc-
tion including artwork, jewelry, fine wines
and more. Later in the evening a spirited
live auction also took place. The children
were entertained with games of hoop-la
and lollipop pull.
The fundraiser was held to help de-
fray costs of travel for the coaches and
swimmers because the swimmers have to
go back and forth to Nassau in order to
qualify for the different meets and to be
able compete at Nationals.
Wendy Sims, an ASC Swim Coach,
said "we have 22 kids going this year so
we wanted to see if we can at least get
enough to cover the cost of the kids and
coaches going this year." The travel ex-
penses of plane tickets and hotels can get
She said they are very pleased with
how well supported the event was. "We
had quite a number of generous supporters
who help with anything to do with the kids.
Brenda Sawyer, an ASC Swim
Coach, said the Club started out with seven
competitive swimmers in 2010. This year's
group has twenty-two swimmers and will
be their fourth trip to the Bahamas Nation-
al Swim Meet.
Ms. Sawyer said "we are very blessed
as we have a lot of support from the com-
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