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Title: Abaconian
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Bradley Albury
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 06-15-2013
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00093713/00242
 Material Information
Title: Abaconian
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Bradley Albury
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 06-15-2013
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Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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June 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 12 June 15th, 2013 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID WEST PALM BCH FL Permit NO 4595 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service Requested By Lee Pinder Although rain had been coming down for two weeks prior to the big day, the sun came out and it was a near perfect out ing for the third major fundraiser held for the work being done on Epworth Chapel in Cherokee Sound on Saturday, June 8. Like most local events, the people came out to support this most worthy community project. People came to donate items, brought food to sell and came to volunteer their help, but they also came to visit with friends and family. Some people were skeptical and lamented that times were tough, people were short on cash and many were without work. Fortunately, the pessi mists were proven wrong that day. The op timists cited the fact that money collected was going to restoring a local landmark, easing open many more wallets that would have otherwise remained closed. At the close of the weekend, at a special church service held in the Commu nity Center across the street from the old church, Hartis Pinder based his sermon on Above: Family and friends gather under the shade of a tree during the Cherokee Chapel Fundraiser on June 8. Food and games kept the crowd entertained. Please see Cherokee Page 2 Above: Some friends hang out along Sandy Points beach during Homecoming held over Labour Day weekend. For more on the story see page 2. Late May and Early June saw another anglers to Abacos waters. The Bahamas ing forty years, closed its Treasure Cay Leg with Cowpoke capturing the win. The Custom Shootout, which is a major ment, saw Reel Pushy reel in the most points. Back in Treasure Cay, which is celebrating 30 years, Southern Comfort re leased what was needed to take it all for the ly, the inaugural Abaco Beach Blue Marlin Invitational awarded $550,000 in total to its winning contestants. of these tournaments had accompanying events that entertained on lay days, and Country music star, Colton James, performed for the BBCs Treasure Cay leg, and will do the same during the BBCs Marsh Harbour Leg. For the Treasure Cay tle building phenomenon, Victor Leong, spent two days constructing an enormous castle using the pristine sand of Treasure Cay Beach. As summer heats up, and Abaco Regatta season begins, many retail store owners, restaurants, marinas and groceries bid farewell for the year to the important, Abaco.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2013 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com Nehemiah 4:6 remarking that the people had a mind to work and re-build the wall around Jerusalem. He compared them to Cherokee people that despite struggles, the people were not letting anything stand in their way and are determined to keep the old landmark. As noted in a recent article, Epworth and has survived numerous hurricanes. However, it is still the people and not the building that sustains the community. Restoration began on the old building and functions have moved across the street to the Wm. W. Sands Community Center. This church is still a beautiful Sanctu ary, but the ravages of time and weather have taken their toll. The building is suf fering from rotting wood in the ceiling and many deep cracks in the walls from the dis integration of the limestone. The problems have become worse with the passing years and it is apparent that repairs cannot wait any longer. However, professional help was needed to assess the scope of the project. These reports have been received and the repairs have begun. This will be a major undertaking and the work will take time and money to complete. Rev. Marie Neilly, Resident Minis ter for the Eastern Abaco Region of the BCMC and Michael Knowles, Chairman of the Church Board at Epworth Chapel, along with the Chairman of the Fund Rais ing Committee, Captain Michael Bethel, whose family have been members of the church for many generations, as well as Cherokee From Page 1 Epworths many members will be putting all their efforts into completing this proj ect. It may be necessary to have further fund raisers. Few communities on Abaco have the turnout for Fund Raisers like Cherokee. The people know when they come to a Cherokee function they are going to enjoy the day. Organized by Michael and Maria Bethel, together with a hard working com mittee, the June 8 Fund Raiser had a most successful auction, some new games and some unique and enjoyable entertainment, which everyone enjoyed. Above: Hit-the-rat was a popular game for the children. Here a young girl hands the rat, which bobs in and out of the pipe, back to the game-master. On June 7 through June 9, Sandy Point welcomed partiers and those look ing for good Bahamian meals and enter tainment. The Sandy Point Homecoming, billed as a Weekend full of family fun in the sun. Of course, the party carried over well past sunset as well. On Saturday, June 8, the atmosphere was festive. DJs played hit after hit while Sandy Point locals and visitors from the rest of Abaco, and further, crisscrossed between the food stalls, drink booths and Nancys Seafood Restaurant. As the sun beat down, it was only a short walk to the waters edge to cool down. Classic Bahamian dishes were served to the hungry crowd. Many washed it down with Kalik beer, which was offered on special. Children repeatedly jumped from the dock and played on the beach as the older crowd met up with friends and made new ones under the bright, Abaco sun. swim off of.

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June 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 FURNITURE PLUS By Canishka Alexander On May 22, Marvin Russell of the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) delivered a presentation at Friends of the Environ ment on the extraordinary amount of illegal dumping that takes place on Abaco. High school students from Mary tory boarding and day school for girls in Russell showed a series of, garbage post ers, that left them visibly shocked to see place the forest. What should have been a pristine en vironment near the community of Spring City was littered with discarded build ing supplies, derelict vehicles, furniture, household appliances and clothing. Even more bizarre was the huge amount of Heineken beer bottles dumped near the road to Camp Abaco. After the presentation, the female stu up exercise they got a close up view of the unsightly environmental state of our island. The clean-up was a real eye-opener; they collected three loads of trash in 30 to 40 minutes, FRIENDS Executive Direc tor Kristin Williams revealed. The group visited Abaco for two Harbour, visited Abacos blue holes, and travelled to Green Turtle Cay. They met with Ashley Newell, who taught them how to create seaglass jewelry, which she uses to raise funds for the Humane Society. forded a sailing expedition aboard a cata maran, and a fun day at Mermaid Reef. Cindy Newell and Victoria Albury spon sored the trip for the students and two chaperones. After seeing the amount of trash at the Williams said that at a recent FRIENDS meeting, Minister of the Environment and Housing Kenred Dorsett was confounded by what he saw on his visit, and he em phasized that something has to be done im mediately. Williams agreed that we all have to come up with a solution, and stated that the girls did suggest putting incentive pro grams in place for recycling, or simply keeping the public dump open on Sundays. People need to understand why con servation is so important, Williams said. I am discouraged by the lack of pride. rine Resources (DMR) have undertaken a consultation exercise with a number of key stakeholders in an effort to overhaul and modernize the country's Fisheries Act The consultation process is part of Group of states) Fish II Programme, which is four-and-a-half-year initiative that's be management in ACP countries and ensure tion of these countries are exploited in a sustainable manner. The DMR held a series of meetings in South, Central and North Abaco to get ers on what they want to see in a modern ized Fisheries Act. Chris Hedley, a legal that they come to them with a blank page and will make laws based on the input re ceived. The purpose according to Mr. Hedley is to improve the capabilities of the Fisher ies administration to manage and regulate He said after the consultations are presented to Cabinet to review and possi made and then they will hold a National Validation workshop. The Act will then go to the House of Assembly for a vote to be passed into law. Stakeholders at the meeting voiced their thoughts on a variety of issues facing heavier penalties on foreign vessels caught They also called for stricter enforce only and restaurants be restricted from selling it on their menu during the closed season. They further discussed the possibility enforcement on a daily basis as the DMR has limited resources and rely on the Royal Bahamas Defense Force to assist in keep It is expected that National Consulta tion will take place after drafting the new act sometime in September and stakehold ers will be met with again. Above: Legal Consultant with the ACPII program funded by European Development and listens to their thoughts and concerns.

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2013 White Sound, Elbow Cay FULL SERVICE MARINA WATERFRONT VILLAS For local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065 email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.com Bahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun. Enjoy a delicious dinner with us Sea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Happy Hour Daily 5 pm 6 pm Open Year Round Come lounge at The Helm, our indoor bar Boat House Restaurant Tuesday Night BBQ Buffet ALL YOU CAN EAT $20.00 per person LIVE MUSIC by: Clint Sawyer Join in the limbo with Desmond Cartwright Every Tuesday 6:30 pm 9 pm Starting April 9th As road reconstruction continues at the airport roundabout in Marsh Harbour concerns are already being expressed about the quality of the work being done. been completely removed from around the roundabout and repaving is yet to com mence. During his visit to Abaco on May 27 Philip Brave Davis, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Renewal said that he was aware of the complaints but had received reports from his engineers that the quality of work was satisfactory. He said the original contract called for sand seal which has now been corrected to asphalt. Meanwhile Abaconians continue to be frustrated by what is considered, by most, as poor quality workmanship and a waste of tax-payers dollars. surface has been completely removed in preparation for repaving. Despite complaints from the public regarding the quality of work by Simmons Construction, Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis said during a recent visit to Abaco that the work being done was, Satisfactory. By Canishka Alexander In collaboration with Kathleen Knowles of Heal Our Land Family Cri sis Center, prominent Bahamian psychia trist Dr. David Allen facilitated a session on May 24 at the Christian Counselling Center. The purpose of the meeting was to assist counsellors with solving family Because of the increase in violence and crimes in Nassau, Dr. Allen urged participants to place a wall around Abaco in order to save our island before it is too late. To better explain how violence is de veloped, he took them through a step-bystep explanation on the violence process. Hurt, he said, is the foundation of vio lence, and in many instances it stems from a persons childhood. Love doesnt come and shame comes, so then they develop a shame-de fensive self, he elaborated. Hurt causes love to cross over to shame. Dr. Allen said that hurting people protect themselves by becoming selfabsorbed, and also develop traits of selftrol. This barrier only holds up for so long before destructive rage breaks through their temporary defense. When the person crosses over to a state of murderous rage where masochistic and sadistic behaviours reside, they are now in an area called the violent destructive tunnel. Dr. Allen emphasized why it is so im portant to stop people before they enter the tunnel particularly because anger has often been described as a portal to evil. Many times God has intervened in these types of situations, and He always comes to warn us, to encourage us and to love us. Subsequently, Dr. Allen introduced a young man to the group, who shared his family ties and association with gang mem bers, and about the ups and downs he and his family went through during that time in his life. that is taking place in The Bahamas, the term black holocaust is more frequently mentioned. Black holocaust refers to the either being murdered, imprisoned or who are unemployed. Still, there still remains a way to combat crime, and sometimes it takes the most basic tools to address it. Dr. Allen re minded Pastor David Cartwright about the childrens meetings he used to hold, and the good they did in the lives of children. All agreed that two main ingredients that are missing in our homes are fathers, and quite simply, love. The question was then asked: How could we be so cruel to the people we should love the most? In reference to his handout on Fac ing the Giants Of Our Life, Dr. Allen later talked about the anointing of David in his own backyard, yet he was willing to be a servant. When David faced Goliath he was afraid, but then he was able to recall earlier victories. Because he was able to overcome the smaller challenges in his life, he was assured that with God on his side, he would be able to conquer anything. The sessions are planned for every third or fourth week of each month. Dr. David Allens next visit to the Christian Counselling Center is scheduled for June

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June 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 Business By Jennifer Hudson The Bahamas Fly Fishing Industry Association (BFFIA) is a nationwide orga industry. It encompasses a wide reaching lodges, trade organizations, conservation home owners and visitors and is incorpo The BFFIA was started to establish solidarity among all stakeholders. Its goals are: A steering committee of approxi meeting. This committee has worked to put the organization together and incorporate a membership drive. It is now set for its an agenda of the most imminent concerns. The board will start working with government and other concerned parties to and all islands of The Bahamas and to cre ate progress with conservation efforts and research. The mission of the BFFIA it is to fur ther the interest of all stakeholders in the ity, advocacy, scholarship and strategic marketing and to serve as a representative voice of the industry through its members. The organization has a full-time ex ecutive director in Nassau, Benjamin Pratt, who oversees committees and the day-today business of the organization. He also ensures that the work of the board is ac complished. dustry is encouraged to become a member ing a $25 fee. Information and forms may any of the following: Department of Marine Resources, Harbour. Mr. David Knowles, Bahamas Na Mrs. Kristin Williams, Friends of the Environment. Mr. Leon Pinder, Department of Ma rine Resources, North Abaco, Coopers Town. Mrs. Cindy Pinder, Auskell Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Marsh Harbour or Casuarina Point, South Abaco. Bank in Marsh Harbour, local Charlie ta Jubilee Anniversary held on the week Above: Danny Strachan Chairman & of Tourism, William Cash, Marty Cash, Tami Cash, Charlie Cash, Krivoy Smith By Samantha V. Evans Jasmine Currys Pretty Things has been operational for a few months now, and she is very proud to be able to help beautify the ladies of Abaco. She spe cializes in fashion wear such as clutches, She decided to get into this industry because she loves fashion and shopping. She enjoys keeping up with the latest fash ion and helping people look their best. Jas mine is a business woman who studied the area she now makes a living from. She plans to add swimsuits and hand bags to her inventory for her summer stock. She is located in Central Pines, but also makes house calls. She can be reached tyThingsAbaco. Water fountains, bird fountains, pools and landscaping are among the ser vices provided by Fountain a la Jay. Foun tain a la Jay is a new business offering its clients the best in design and service. With more than 25 years in the industry, Jay Duckworth is expanding his services to the Abacos. areas of The Bahamas, as well as the U.S. Entrepreneur Watch Please see Entrepreneur Page 18

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2013 From the Editor's Desk // Beach Parties and Beach Cleanups The Abaconian Bradley M. Albury Editor-in-Chief AB 20213 Marsh Harbour Abaco, The Bahamas Logo Photo Credit: Tuppy Weatherford Reporters/Freelance Contributors: Canishka Alexander, Samantha Evans, Jennifer Hudson, Timothy Roberts, Mirella Santillo, Lee Pinder Phone 242-367-3200 FAX 242-367-3677 AbaconianNews@gmail.com Subscribe NOW Abacos most complete newspaper. 2022 Aero Circle New Smyrna Beach FL. 32168 8,000 copies Published twice monthly Free at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rates: $20.00 Abaco $25 other Bahamas (One Year) $45.00 USA $65 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Order The Abaconian Today JUNE 2012 Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail or Tel # 24 issues US$ or B$ Above subscription is a gift from: $45 USA via 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas via surface $20 to Abaco US$65 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: 2022 Aero Circle, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32168 or: P.O. Box AB 20213, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below Why subscribe? The Abaconian will keep you informed on issues such as: NAME ON CARD: CARD NUMBER: EXP DATE: SIGNATURE: AMOUNT PAID: Master Card Visa WE NOW ACCEPT MASTER CARD/VISA Just so were clear, no one has forgotten about the last editions issues: the roadwork and airport. But I had an enjoyable weekend, thanks in no small part to the Labour Day Holiday, so Id rather not dig that up again right away. On the weekends I enjoy exploring our island. Hiking, kayaking, driving somewhere new, etc. I also like explor ing our islands culture. Small island? Not when you take it all in. I got to enjoy several awards ban ended in Treasure Cay and Marsh Har bour. Always fun. Always eye opening how much these anglers spend in our communities. The industries that built up to serve these events and lifestyles in Treasure Cay and Marsh Harbour pushed Abaco to be what it is today. Later in the weekend it was my privilege to join in two important com munity events. Cherokee was hold ing its fundraiser for the Methodist Church, a real piece of Abacos his tory, and Sandy Point had their Home coming event. Both enjoyable. Both the Cherokee Fundraiser and the Sandy Point Homecoming really drove home the point about community awareness and the importance of giv ing back. Obviously the Cherokee fair was positioned as a fundraiser so giv ing back was the focus. But the Sandy Point event could not have happened if there werent community leaders who gave their time and money to make sure it was truly a weekend of family fun in the sun. Without giving back, neither of these events could be successful. With out you giving back, your community cant be successful. With all the high school gradua tions happening in June it always re minds me how woefully inadequate the infrastructure is to shape the newly re leased young minds. Yes, many will go to college or training school, but even they need to know that those of us here are contributing in some way. Other wise why would they come back? There are so many civic orga nizations on this island that none of us should have an excuse. Of course Im not one who should be preaching. Many a weekend slip by without me making any meaningful advance for our islands community. Of course you cant spend every day organizing a trash pickup. But you can go to one more beach cleanup and one less beach party a year. Speaking of beach parties, the Re gatta is right around the corner. A per fect time to demonstrate to our guests and our children how to be respectful and clean, but also that we can still em brace our Bahamian culture and have a little fun. In closing, just because our roads are being poorly built and maintained doesnt mean we should let the rest of our society fall into similar disrepair. Spray Resort

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June 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Letters to the Editor Dear Editor: On Thursday, 30 of May my boat, Marina. The boat was taken at night and no body on the Marina was aware of it being stolen. It was a professional job! (Logi cally we have put security cameras since then.) I reported the loss to the police in Marsh Harbour. about 7:00 near Fox Town. It was on the rocks and the thieves were transporting Haitians. With all the criticism of the Police around, I wanted to thank and congratulate the police. SGT Johnson of Marsh Harbour Inspector Delancy PC 3302 Kellman CPL Sullivan of Fox Town Thank you, Jimmy Vaugn Dear Editor: rible drivers here on Abaco. The things some people do are inexcusable and ridicu lous. People need to learn to follow road rules and pay attention to whats going on around them. Certain people around here have no courtesy or respect for other driv need to be pointed, you know who you are! The main thing that Really Grinds My Gears are the drivers at the four-way crossing by DnR Sports Bar and the BEC bewilder me at the same time. Oh Lord, the things they do. This is the process that gets my Gears Grinding every time it happens, and it has happened to me more than a couple of times. Some drivers coming so close to hitting me I would swear they took the clear coat right off the side of my car. So here is how it goesGood Ole Abaco drivers are waiting at the four way for their turn to get on the main highway of Don Mackay Blvd. to head to school or to cross on over to Cove Estates (Government Subdivision as some may call) to head out of town, over the big hill, towards Trea sure Cay..but wait! Whats this?! You notice people cant cross over to the Cove Estates area because some Abaco Driver has pulled across both lanes, to and from, the Cove Estates area, hoping that they can speed out in front of everyone to get onto Don MacKay Blvd. How in the world do you people get your licenses? Are you completely oblivi ous that there is a second lane on that side of the road, or does it all just look like one lane to you? Is there some kind of invis ible wall there that blocks your view of the people directly across from you, who need to enter the Cove Estates area? Do you know that it is the persons right away and NOT yours? (Yes, this is the person directly across from you.) I just dont un derstand it! NO courtesy and NO knowl edge of the road. Do you know that if either of you who pull out from the Cove Estates area (these are the drivers who are blocking BOTH lanes) and you hit someone trying to crossover into the Cove Estates area, it is your fault and you will be paying the damages? I guess this hasnt registered as of yet cuz if it did you wouldnt be doing it, right? That lovely, NEVER been lit, stop light that is constantly NOT helping traf needs to be relocated and brought up to a four-way that really needs it. If something at this four-way someone is going to get seriously hurt. It is just so frustrating and really Grinds My Gears The next topic of this edition of What Really Grinds My Gears: Abaco Drivers are those biggety, disrespectful, we own the road people. You pull off to the side of the road and start talking up with your friends. Do you realize you have a whole roads are only two lanes people. Come on! Think! Do you know that there are other ways you can communicate, what do we have technology for? Who do you think you are.Seriously? You dont own the Road! People have places to go and things to do. And the best part about this whole situa tion is when the persons who are pulled off yapping and chatting get yelled at by some angry driver who is having to wait behind you or some angry driver honks their horn at them. Then they want to cry, carry on and cuss at people! Guess what, you can cuss and carry on all you wantjust get the HECK off the road! My last topic for this edition of What Really Grinds My Gears: Abaco Drivers is the fact that people dont know what turn signals are..Im convinced! Abaconians tend to do this more than anything and this is one of the main things that cause acci dents. TURN SIGNALS PEOPLE! USE YOUR TURN SIGNALS! They were put in your car for a rea son, there not there just so you can hear the clicking sound when you turn them on or that has absolutely NO meaning. The best joke about turn signals around here is people who know how they turn on but dont know when to use them. Why is it that people wait til they are like a foot away from the road they want to turn sense does this make? Before anyone could see them, you were already turning onto the road you were supposed to go on and The one good thing is, at least you know where the switch is to at least turn them on, with a little more practice you you reach the road to which you want to turn. This may actually give people a heads up! Heres a funny situation that hap pened to me last year: I was driving down the road, head ing to work, listening to my radio as usual, when I see this dude up in front of me try ing to hail some gal over on the OPPO SITE side of the road in which we were driving. Something told me to keep an eye Please see Letters Page 17

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2013 Abaco Hardware Comfort, who captured top honors at the ment (TCBT), June 2-7 at Treasure Cay hamas. Owned by Peter Angel, Ft. Lau derdale, FL, Southern Comfort clinched they released their fourth blue marlin, bumping Domarlo, owned by Doug Mac donald, West Palm Beach, FL to second place. Southern Comfort earned Top Team and Top Release Team, releasing a blue Peter Angel released two blues to win the Top Angler trophy. Domarlo claimed the Ultra Champ award for most points earned by prior TCBT winners. The team celebrated a double-header, followed by a white marlin release. Their honors included Top Dol Second Place Angler awarded to Heather Macdonald. Big T's Too owned by Bob Wol sey, Sarasota, FL dashed from zero to 800 and white marlin release to snag Third Place. Top Junior Angler went to fourteenyear-old Mason Daughterty, Auburn, OH on Pandemonium, owned by Kim Kuhnle, Treasure Cay, Bahamas. Kilowett, owned by Eddie and Lisa blue marlin of the tournament, earning Third Place Angler for Lisa Flack. eight competitors. For the lay day Kettle O'Fish tourna ment Big T's Too took First Place Bottom Fish Division with twenty snapper. Pande crab races and a lay day dock party with delicious dishes prepared by the anglers. To commemorate the tournament's 30th Anniversary, an incredible sandcastle was sculpted and lighted on the lay day by Vic tor Leong. Known as the best tournament value ing, parties, dinners and fun competitions. Proceeds from the tournament were do Please see TCBT Page 16

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June 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 Burns House Kalik Family

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2013 STANDARD HARDWARELumber & Plumbing Supplies email: standardhardware@netbusiness.comMake Fathers Day Special!Happy Fathers Day! nated to the Treasure Cay Primary School. The winner of the TCBT received an in Championship. Sponsors included Rubis Bahamas, Ltd, Silver Airways and Trea sure Cay Beach, Marina and Golf Resort. Weather Routing, Inc. TCBT information, scoring, pho tos and the tournament magazine can be viewed at www.treasurecay.com and on treasurecayresort. Resort offers 78 harbour side hotel rooms, including one, two or three bedroom suites, four tennis courts, a swimming pool, Spin naker Restaurant, Tipsy Seagull Bar, Coco Beach Bar, reception center and a beach gazebo available for sea-side weddings and other functions. Above: Southern Comfort releases a mar lin. Photo credit Jonathan Wolff. sure Cay Championship, Cruiser Crews team Cowpoke waged a seesaw battle for Champion Fa-La-Me. In fact, when the Committee Boat called lines in on the place based on time. Day four started with Frank Rodri guez team Fa-La-Me picking up 600 points and jumping into the lead when Steve Butcher released a blue marlin at 9:30. Christy Crews on Cowpoke countered with Tony Huerta released another white marlin at 2:45. During the four-day tournament, the three blue marlin, six white marlin and win earned the Avon Park, Florida cattle rancher and his team a beautiful Randy from Aqualuma Lighting. The trophies were presented by the tournament spon sors Bank of America Private Wealth Man agement and Bertram Yacht. Capt. Mike Brady and the crew of Cowpoke received Randy Rich acrylic trophies sponsored by the Lewis Marine Group. a very respectable 2,700 points. The Win ter Park, Florida team caught and releasd TCBT From Page 10 The 70 Viking edged out the third place Brad Jones team Blue Eagle from Port Aransas, Texas caught and released three points. In addition to custom designed Randy Rich trophies, the three winning Roffers Ocean Fishing Forecasting Ser vice (ROFFS) and bottles of Bacardi Anejo Top Tournament Angler honors went to Luis Bacardi who will receive a Carey Chen artwork entitled Grand Slam pre sented by ISR Marine Insurance and SmithBBC series are competing for the newly created Jim Lambert Memorial Trophy. The trophy will be presented to the BBCs top angler. The presentation by ISR and Smith-Merritt will take place at the 40th Anniversary celebration during the Marsh Harbour Championship. Despite extremely windy conditions blue marlin, 29 were white marlin and 3 releases be validated using time and date accordance with IGFA and Bahamas Bill ship. Please see BBC Page 21

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June 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 17 Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and oors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web site: abacomarbleandgranite.com on his vehicle and him. Its a good thing I did; the dude jammed on brakes in front of me..AND OF COURSE HIS BRAKE LIGHTS DID NOT WORK. So I quickly jammed brakes until I had a hard jolt from behind. The person behind me, talking on a cell phone and busily dealing with other things did not see my brake lights or that I had slowed in the road. They completely rear ended my vehicle, mashing my bumper up under neath my vehicle and completely totaling the front end of their vehicle. The driver in front of us keeps going and gets out free, but myself and the other driver have to deal with police and car damages. Thanks a lot dude-who-had-to-slow-down-to-talk-toSweet-Gal-across-the-way! Completely and utterly ridiculous! Well this concludes this edition of What Really Grinds My Gears: Abaco Drivers I hope this edition is a real eye-opener to you BAD drivers out there and I hope it makes you have more respect and courtesy for fellow drivers. DRIVE SAFE, DRIVE SMART! Sometimes your life and someone elses depends on it. Sincerely, Someone who knows how to drive Letters to the Editor Letters From Page 9 Dear Editor: The Hope Town Junior Sailing Pro gram would like to thank everyone who contributed to our successful 7th season of sailing instruction. We are looking forward to some more training and racing, and hope to have multiple successes at the National Championships as we show the rest of the country what Abaco can do. We are very proud this year to have Branden Sands going off to Bermuda and Italy to compete in the North American Championships and then the Optimist World Championships, both in July. To learn more, and to support his campaign, look for Branden Sands for Abaco on Facebook. We could not have done it without the continued support of the Hope Town Sailing Club. And a big thank you to all the committed parents who helped to keep things rolling. This year we need to thank several Abaco businesses who have contributed towards our National Championship cam paign. Julliette Deal at Out Island Eco pro vided us with some great products from their green catalogue. And several grocery stores pitched in: Maxwells, Abaco Gro cery, Harbour View and The Food Store. The adults would also like to thank Hope Town Wine and Spirits for helping us cope! To all the boaters and ferry captains, thank you for watching out for our sailors in the busy harbour. We did have a few close calls! Thank you Abaco! Matthew McCoy Head Instructor Dear Editor: This letter is to inform the public that I was working for a certain company on Guana Cay for nearly 5 years. I want the public and the Government to know how horrible I was treated for the amount of years I worked for this company. I worked in the residential service de partment as a caretaker of private homes for second home owners who came here to The Bahamas to enjoy our beautiful sun, sand and sea. While I was working hard and putting all my effort to help build this company, working overtime, helping out in other departments and going to school at the same time to further my education, I was also training staff members for the company and in return they became my boss. The amount of work load that was put on me was unfair but I did my best to in the company. After I completed my degree in Busi ness Administration and a Diploma in Marketing Communications, I applied for a position in the company and was turned but yet the job was given to someone who did not have a degree. It shows that favor itism and discrimination is at the highest level in this company. I am a 25 year old, respectable young man who wants to de velop his educational skills, to grow and become someone in life. The company terminated me for hav ing a conversation with a partner because we were talking about my career path and I asked for a transfer to develop my edu cational skills. After they terminated me they refused to give me my compensation package because they said I did not follow protocol which is not even in the company policy. I want the Government to know that this company is not for the Bahamian people who want to grow in their career because of the way I got treated. It was not right and absolutely unfair. I want the Hon Perry Christie and the Member of Parliament, Shane Gibson, to know how this company has taken advantage of our Bahamian people on Great Guana Cay. For too long foreign companies come into our country and bring in their people to work in positions that we Bahamians can do. Furthermore, this message will be broadcast to other media for a wider audi ence and, if need be, to higher authorities to know what has happened to me at Guana Cay. Antonio Willmore Dear Editor: Just a little space in your paper for a short letter, if you can. One thing Id like to bring to the at tention of the public and the police is that many drivers, including some taxis, have little or no regard for the lives of animals or humans. How they speed! They refuse to slow down to even allow a little time to get out of the way! I saw a neighbours dog almost get hit a few days ago. Tomorrow it may be one of your relatives. Think! Thank you and God Bless. Yours, Lee Lowe PS: Since I wrote the above letter, a white truck moving west, fast, almost hit me.

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2013 Further Business He and his team offer both residential and commercial services which include the design, construction and maintenance of pools, waterfalls, garden fountains and more. He is a landscaping architect and can give your homes exterior a fabulous look. He also provides gardening services and specializes in small and large scale garden ing assistance and maintainence. With summer right around the cor ner, the company is offering a few fabulous deals on pools and water fountains. If you are interested in any of the services that Fountain a la Jay provides, contact them provide excellent, committed and quality to services to all. Store By Samantha Evans Kermit and Nadia Curry are the proud owners of the Spend Less Variety Store in Murphy Town, which opened its doors a few months ago. Mr. Curry stated that his inspiration to open this store was his grandfather, the late Ben Curry, who always operated a convenience store in the community. This store sells breadbasket items, household goods, snacks, lunch items, drinks, general hygiene items, watches, colognes, cosmetics, beauty supplies and some knob earrings for females. In the fu ture, they will be selling DVDs as well. They will carry retail and wholesale items. Kermit Curry stated that this store was open before in 2006 and operated as a beauty supply store. It was closed in 2008, when he relocated for a short while. He noted that this store is convenient for resi dents of this community as they can get ba sic items they need without having to drive Entrepreneur From Page 7 all the way to Marsh Harbour. To date, the response has been great and they are looking forward to becoming an important They are located on Murphy Town Blvd. next door to Native Shack. They are open seven days a week: Monday through from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mr. Curry also has his drafting busi ness operational out of this building. He can draw plans of any size, for any pur pose. He is excited about the future of Abaco and can tell by the amount of busi ness he has been attracting that his services are in great demand. He can be reached by calling 475-6852. By Samantha Evans Shauna Ferguson has roots on Abaco, though she currently spends a lot of time in Nassau perfecting her craft as a makeup artist. She believes that she is now equipped with the skills needed to beautify the faces of Abaconians everywhere. Dur ing the month of April, she launched her make-up services on the island, along with her availability to teach classes for those persons interested in learning how to apply make-up professionally. She is available to provide make-up application services for large groups for weddings, funerals, photo shoots, proms, pageants and the like. Group sizes can be ing the week or on weekends. Ferguson Supplies in New Providence, where she also invites persons to visit if they are there and need to get their make-up profession ally done. She will be offering classes during the summer months and invites high school graduates in particular to take advantage of these classes so that they can learn a craft By Samantha Evans The island of Abaco is growing by leaps and bounds, and with this thought in mind, Creative Construction and Molding Company was opened during the month of April. The motto of this company is, Let Our Creative Hands Build Your Dreams. This company, led by contractor and skilled builder Dwight Walkins, plans to reinvent construction on the island of Abaco. Mr. Walkins says this company is not only equipped to build structures such as homes, plazas, and resorts, as well as mak ing concrete molding for the exterior of any building. These exterior moldings will add drama and richness to any structure they build, which they believe will make them the construction company to hire. They are currently engaged in a proj ect in Treasure Cay, which will begin to transform that community. Persons who are interested in learning more about what this company has to offer can contact Dwight Walkins at 475-3498. Entrepreneur Watch is a feature The Abaconian publishes because we believe in supporting entrepreneurs and community business. If you know of an entrepreneur just setting out in their business please com or 367-3200. If you are an established business and would like to sponsor the Entrepreneur Watch we would love to hear from you as well. By Jennifer Hudson It is Dr. Clare-Kleinbussinks desire for everyone to have great looking and healthy skin, hair and nails. She treats patients at her clinic in Roseona House, Seventh Terrace Centreville in Nassau. More importantly for Abaconians, she visits Marsh Harbour regularly every four weeks. She works out of Dr. Swarnas Ab aco Pines Medical Clinic, seeing patients p.m. Dr. ClareKleinbussink earned a B.Sc. from Lock Haven University, Penn sylvania, and a Medical Degree from the University of The West Indies. She then went on to earn a specialty diploma and Masters Degree in Dermatology with dis tinction from Cardiff University in Wales, thetics in the United States and United Kingdom. She is a member of the Carib bean Association of Dermatology and is an Associate Lecturer in Dermatology at the University of the West Indies Nassau Campus. All general dermatological conditions of skin, scalp and nails are treated by Dr. Clare-Kleinbussink, who performs minor procedures such as removal of unwanted warts, moles and skin tags, as well as skin cancers. She also offers cosmetic derma tology, which includes Botox, Juvederm and other skin products and peels. The most common complaints she sees are be nign skin cancers, eczemas and acne. Also, she frequently deals with skin changes as a result of the overuse of bleaching creams. These creams have their place for a short period of time but continual use causes problems, she states. Dr. Clare-Kleinbussink is a great proponent of sunscreen and urges every one to use it. For Caucasian type fair skin she recommends a UVP of 40 and up. For mixed skin she recommends 20 and up, and for black skin she recommends at least people believe, black skin does need the protection of sunscreen because this skin type can also develop skin cancer. Persons wishing to make an appoint ment with Dr. Clare-Kleinbussink may do so by calling Dr. Swarna at Abaco Pines Medical Clinic 367-2224 or by contacting her directly at 242-326-7657 or 426-3066 More information may be found on her website www.roseonahouse.com or on her Facebook page. Dr. Clare-Kleinbussink has also pub lished a book for parents entitled, Pearls for a Babys Skin. This deals with what ever skin ailments babies or children might present with, and how to use the medica tions.

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2013 The Moorings Yacht Charters The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class The Conch Inn Resort Curly Tails The Conch Inn Resort and Marina Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you. The Conch Inn Marina Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tide North Bar Channel July 2013 Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new sailing yachts 36 ft. mono hull or 38 ft. catamaran SAILING VACATIONS Sunsail By Mirella Santillo After running Pops Place for over ford and his wife Gloria have decided to retire from the restaurant business and en joy some well-deserved rest. Pops has also ceded the management of the dog shelter to Leisa Plummer. Al though he will still be remotely involved, she will be responsible for organizing vol unteers, for receiving donations as well as taking care of dogs rescue and adoption. I needed a break from the shelter after running it for three years, explained Mr. Weatherford, but I wanted to let peo ple know that the shelter is alive and well and that there are lots of puppies ready for adoption. out focusing on rotisserie chicken. To cater to the local clientele, the restaurateur also added fried chicken, wings and nuggets with the traditional side dishes of maca roni, french fries and cole slaw. Mr. Weatherford started his career in the food business by opening the Kentucky he was off to Freeport, New York and back to Freeport, still working at the fa mous fast food restaurant. I spent forty seven years in the res taurant business, said Pops. It is time for me to take some time off and relax, but I wanted to let people know that Pops Place was closed and thank my customers for their patronage over the years. The restaurant will reopen under new ownership, but it is not known yet under which name. After relaxing until the end of the year, Pops plans to return to his hobby of building boat models out of wood. He also work with the local lime stone, making ashtrays, fountains and even garden tables. By Mirella Santillo The Horticultural Society of The Bahamas-Abaco Branch's last meeting of bucolic setting of Emerald Organics Ltd. Emerald Organics Ltd is a 75 acre fruit and animal farm owned and run by Liann Key-Kaighin. It is located off Ernest Dean Highway, less than a mile past the Chero kee Road turnoff. Close to twenty people attended the meeting, attracted by the per spective of watching the newly born lambs. Ms. Key-Kaighin welcomed the visi tors, apologizing for the state of the farm which had been severely damaged by Hur ricane Sandy last November, but which still looked well maintained, with mowed paths and areas. Next to a warehouse, a rose tree the hostess cut and distributed to the wom ducks and chicken came running forward, knowing that a treat awaited them. The meeting that day was opened by past President Shirley Higgs who immedi ately announced that votes would be taken for the election of next seasons presiding board. She gave the names of the people who had been mentioned for the vari ous positions and asked if anyone wanted to add someone else. No one did and all present approved the candidates for the new board. Next years President will be Barbara Foreman followed by two VicePresidents: Jim Eastwood and Laine Snow. Mirella Santillo will remain as Secretary. Replacing Ms. Foreman as Treasurer will be Mary Murray. A new position has been added, that of Special Projects Of .Gardener Jack Hardy remains the Auc tioneer in Ccharge. Before taking the group to the animal pens, Liann Key-Kaighin explained that because of the intensive damage to many fruit trees in the last couple of storms, among them numerous avocados and man goes, she was now concentrating on raising animals rather than replacing the lost fruit trees. 22 lambs had been born during the previous days. As the group watched them, took photographs, pet them and fed the mothers treats of corn, the last pregnant ewe went in labor. A visit to the fruit orchard was next. A few Mamey trees grown from mossing lined the path to a citrus plot salvaged from the embargo. Pomegranates and sugar apples had survived the storms and many guava trees were in bloom or already bear ing fruit. The tour ended with a visit to the nursery, where the young fruit trees that had survived the hurricane could be pur chased.

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June 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 GROUP LTD CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING ESTATE SERVICES DEVELOPMENT & CONSTRUCTIONPlanning, Management, Execution of all Stages of Residental, Commercial, Infrastructure or Renovation ProjectsENGINEERING DESIGN & CONSULTINGStructual & Civil Engineering Licensed Professional EngineerESTATE SERVICESProperty Management & MaintenanceAbaco Shopping Center, P.O.Box AB 20200 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas jnicksims@gmail.comnick sims PRESIDENT & ENGINEER 242-577-7467 Tel/Fax: 242-367-sims BETTER BUILDING SOLUTIONS Through the cooperative efforts of presenting sponsor Silver Airways, tourna ment sponsors Bank of America Private Wealth Management and Bertram Yacht, tournament participants and the people of Abaco were treated to a free acoustical concert by country recording artist Colton James. More than 200 people packed the Tipsy Seagull at Treasure Cay to enjoy the music of the Reel Water Cowboy. Through his music, Colton James pro motes the responsible enjoyment of our oceans. During the Treasure Cay Champi onship, angler Colton James caught and released a blue marlin aboard the 63 Ber tram Sharkbait. Now celebrating its 40th anniver the tournaments with cumulative points Champions. The BBC endowed two schol arships that enable Bahamian students the opportunity to pursue a degree in marine biology or advanced education in the ma rine technologies. For the very latest tournament in formation, results, overall standings or to register for the remaining tournament, visit com. Be sure to download the new BBC App for your Android or Apple device. in the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. BBC From Page 16 Blue Marlin Invitational was held May 4-7, in The Bahamas where twentytwo of the top Boats, Anglers, Captains and Crews in the world competed for over $550,000. Wave Paver won the overall title and the top release boat. JR Davis, owner of the Wave Paver, was named top angler. Their catch of four blue marlins and one points. Captain Russell Sinclair of the Waver Paver along with mates Jerry Ow ens, Ryan House and Jason Parker were presented with numerous trophies from Gray Taxidermy, an original painting from Carey Chen, a Wet Spot unit, along with a the jackpot categories. The largest blue marlin was 727 pounds and was caught aboard Flight Plan by Joe Ferro, along with his team of Chris Peyerk, Chris Shea and Captain Casey Hunt, mates Chris Meek and Stan Hunt. Their 727 pound blue marlin along with two other blue marlin releases put them in The second largest marlin weighed in at 507 pounds and was caught on the guez, along with Captain Robbie Moore, and Dave Berard. They brought home a check worth $99,900 for that marlin and other jackpots. The JICHI, placed 2nd in the release jackpot and 3rd place overall, and they took home a check for $66,240. 3rd place release jackpot went to the WEEZ IN THE KEYS and a check for $39,600. Island Time, a boat run by Chuck Harris who is a resident at the Abaco Club in Marsh Harbour, won the trophy for the ing for a cause and all proceeds of their winnings will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Its not just about having fun, but its about being able to give back, he said. The owners, captains and crews were welcomed by that air conditioned tent and an awesome kick-off party at Abaco Beach ment. Thanks to a variety of sponsors the tournament committee was were able to provide breakfast sandwiches and a special greeting every afternoon when the boats tied up. The awards dinner was really well received as every boat and team attended to congratulate the winners and to enjoy some great food. The owners, captains and crews gave the tournament committee and Abaco Beach Resort a standing ovation Above: Capt. Chuck Harris and the crew of Island Time sport bright pink to raise Breast Cancer Foundation. at the end and big things are expected for next years tournament. The tournament was organized out of the requests and wishes of boat own ers, captains and crew and was attended by twenty-three boats. At the end of the tour nament participants were given a survey to in the direction that they desire. Manny Alexiou, part owner of Abaco tournaments are slowly returning to Aba co. Its good for us; its good for Abaco because on lay days they go into town and it trickles down to everybody he said. Then it gets in the paper and on social media and reminds people of the good-oletimes and encourages them to come back. tournament that raises money for charities, held their twelfth tournament in The Ba hamas and for the second time at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour in Abaco built boats. Custom Shootout was Reel Pushy, a 70 Spencer. The race from the edge had four boats chasing the title this year but in the end, Ravaganza (Jarrett Bay) edged out the Cats. Tournament organizer Captain Frank Skip Smith said that the Custom Shoot United States. We thought it was a good way to raise money to give back. So we got the custom builders to come together and starting in January 2002 a small tour Chub Cay. Over the years they have contributed to a variety of different charities including this years primary recipient which is the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The tournament also shares some of the funds raised with local charities as well. Ten or twelve of the top boat build ers come in for the tournament as well as the major sponsors of the event and they interact with the boat owners and captains Please see Custom Page 22

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2013 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise Island-wide Abaco Listings Abaco Cottage + 114 hse 366-0576 Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529 Cherokee Lee Pinder + 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075 Grand Cay Rosies Place 352-5458 Green Turtle Cay Barefoot Homes 14 hse 577-4092 Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4247 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island Properties + 34 hse 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties + 34 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 Guana Cay Dive Guana + 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Guana Sunset Beach 13 units 365-5133 Ocean Frontier 6 cott 519-389-4846 Wards Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth Sands + 9 hse 365-5140 Hope Town Abaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Crystal Villas 5 villas 321-452-0164 Elbow Cay Prop + 53 hse 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways + 63 hse 366-0224 Hope Town Inn 6 rm 4 Villas 366-0003 Hope T Villas + 3 hse 366-0266 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages + 4 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 6 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key + 43 hse 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557 Hotels and House Rental Agents Lubbers Quarters Sea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121 Man-O-War Island Home Rentals + 2 hse 365-6048 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072 Waterway Rentals + 14 hse 365-6143 Marsh Harbour area Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719 Abaco Towns 16 apts 367-0148 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 Living Easy + 16 hse 367-2202 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Regattas 32 apts 577-6764 HG Christie + 11 hse 367-4151 Sandy Point Oeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort 14 rm 366-4119 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083 Treasure Cay Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 5 units 877-786-8455 Treasure Cay Resort + 95 rms 365-8801 Marks Bungalows 4 units 365-8506 Abaco Estate Services + 365-8752 Island Dreams Rental + 357-6576 Turtle Rock Villas at Palmetto Beach 3 villas 262-820-1900 Wood Cay Tangelo Hotel 14 rm 1 villa 365-2222 Web Sites with Abaco Information http://www.abaconian.com http://www.abacoinet.com http.//www.abacoinfo.com http.//www.abacocottage.com + agents with multiple cottages and houses http://www.abacos.com http://www.oii.net http://www.bahamas.com Rev. March 2012 ere & Back.....Again EFFECTIVE: JULY 2012 Ph: 242-367-0290 Fax: 242-367-0291 REGULAR FERRY SCHEDULE Marsh Harbour to Hope Town 20 minute ride 7:15am / 9:00am / 10:30am /12:15pm 2:00pm 4:00pm / 5:45pm Hope Town to Marsh Harbour 8:00am / 9:45am / 11:30am /1:30pm 3:00pm 4:00pm / 5:00pm / 6:30pm Marsh Harbour to Man-O-War 20 minute ride 7:15 / 10:30am / 12:15pm / 2:30pm* 4:00pm / 5:45pm *Except Sundays and Holidays Man-O-War to Marsh Harbour 8:00am / 11:30am / 1:30pm /3:15pm* / 5:00pm *Except Sundays and Holidays Marsh Harbour to Scotland/Guana Cay 30 minute ride 6:45am / 10:30am / 1:30pm /3:30pm 5:45pm Scotland/Guana Cay to Marsh Harbour 8:am / 11:30am / 2:30pm / 4:45pm / 6:30pm Any stops outside the main harbour will be a minimum charge of two persons. Two persons or over will remain at regular charge. During the month of August through December there are some adjustments made to the schedule. You are advised to contact the oce for any changes. REGULAR FERRY FARES One Way: $17.00 Round Trip Open Return: $27.00 Children 6-11: Half Price Children 5 and under: Free Hope Town and Man-O-War ferries depart from the Ferry Dock at Crossing Beach. Guana /Scotland Cay depart from the Conch Inn. Prices subject to change without notice. Alburys Ferry Service Honesty and Quality You Can Count On Brandon ompson 242-357-6532 Dock Construction Residential and Commercial Customized to suit your lifestyle Boat Lifts Sales and Service And Much More... Offering unsurpassed attention to detail with almost two decades of hands on experience Contact us today! www.lbtmarine.com bthompson@lbtmarine.com Cell: 242-357-6532 Ph/Fax: 242-367-2704 and together aid in raising funds for well deserving charities. Capt. Skip said that everyone at tending the tournament events had a great time. Abaco Beach Hotel and Boat Har bour Marina was an awesome host as they hosted the kickoff party, the Friday night Honor the Boat Builder party and then the Awards Party Saturday night. Among the custom builders attending and supporting the tournament were John Whiticar of Whiticar Boats, Michael Ry bovich of Rybovich and sons, Paul Spencer of Spencer Yachts, Roy Merritt of Merritt Boats, Dominick LaCombe of American and John Bayliss (Bayliss Boat works). According to Capt. Skip, the tourna weather was great and the food was great. The staff here at the Abaco Beach Resort did a great job. Combine that with these custom boat owners and their crews and we had one of the best tournaments in the world again this year. A stunning awards banquet, with a lot of really outstanding food, was held in the air-conditioned tent at the Abaco Beach Resort and Marina. The tournament co ordinators gave commemorative plaques to each tournament sponsors in recognition for their support of the tournament. The Reel Pushy team of Robert Baker, Jimmy Fields, and Denny Doyle and accepted the First Place trophy, a beautiful sculpture by Ken Ulberg. Custom From Page 21 As has been the case many times over ment of the season. This year is no excep tion. Championship has bolstered the number of onship next week. The top teams are not only vying for the BBC title but also the specially designed 40th Anniversary BBC ring presented by Abaco Gold, and a Steve Goione original artwork of the BBC's 40thanniversary logo. nal tournament this year as the BBC cel ebrates its 40thanniversary. A full sched ule of '40th anniversary reunion' festivities run throughout the week. The tournament sponsors Bank of American Private Wealth Management, ISR Marine Insurance and Smith-Merritt Insurance have been joined by Aqualuma Lighting, Bertram Yacht, CAT Marine Power, Hatteras, HMY Yacht Sales, MarineMax, and Viking to ensure that everyone will have a great time during the week-long celebration. You can be a part of the festivities Teams will win over $5,000 in cash prizes for removing the invasive species off a dock in Green Turtle Cay in 2008, and she knew it did not belong in this of her friends while diving. The swelling made his forearm as big as Popeyes. Fu eled by his pain and the knowledge that populations, Lindsay decided to stab back Something has to be done. Lets make a cash tournament for killing them. A couple of phone calls later, Lind say teamed up with the Reef Environ mental Education Foundation (REEF) and derby. On June 22, teams from around the to hunt in the 5th Annual Green Turtle Cay What would possess teams to go out sive species are voracious predators that threaten marine ecosystems by devouring and reproduce as often as every four days, year round. And they taste delicious. tems worst nightmare, says Lad Akins, co-organizer of the derby and Director of Special Projects at REEF. They are eat ing machines covered in venomous spines. Unstoppable, until divers began interven ing. in 2009. In the past four years, teams have Green Turtle Cay derbies. showed divers put a huge dent in the local egon State University and REEF assessed surrounding Green Turtle Cay immedi ately before and after the derby. The data suggest derby participants removed almost Based off this research, we have learned divers can make a huge differ ence, says Dr. Stephanie Green of Or egon State University. We are excited to repeat the research again this year, and we expect to see another great reduction. The Bahamas Department of Marine Resources has facilitated these events by issuing a single-day exemption to use com derby. The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Green Turtle Club and Marina, Brendals Dive Center, REEF, and individual donors from Palm Beach County, Florida, have increasing education and awareness, help ing develop a commercial market for lion and encouraging regular year-round re movals. We are thrilled to host the 5th An have many skilled teams participating this year. Its going to be the best derby yet. The scoring, awards, and festivities will begin late in the afternoon on Satur day, June 22 at the Green Turtle Club. All are welcome to watch the scoring and participate in the derby should preregister plan to attend the Captains Meeting at the 5:30 pm. To learn more about the derby,

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June 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive Shops Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour ..................... 367-2963 Dive Abaco Since1978, Marsh Harbour ..................... 367-2787 Dive Time, Man-O-War................................................365-6235 Froggies, Hope Town ................................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay ...................................... 365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay ....................................... 365-4411 Dive Guana ................................................................ 365-5178 Man-O-War Dive Shop ................................................365-6013 A & P Car Rentals ............................................. 367-2655 Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals .............................. 367-1035 B & B Boat Rentals ........................................... 367-7368 Bargain Car Rentals .......................................... 367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................................... 367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals ....................................... 367-5570 Cruise Abaco. .................................................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ...................... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals ...................................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars .................. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals .......................................... 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ......................................... 367-4887 The Moorings Boat Rentals ............................. .367-4000 Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental .................. 365-4411 C & D Cart Rental ............................................. 365-4084 Cruising Cart Rentals ........................................ 365-4065 D & P Cart Rental ............................................. 365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals ....................................... 365-4119 Kool Karts ........................................................ 365-4176 Reef Boat Rentals ............................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes ...................................... 365-4147 T & A Cart Rentals ............................................ 375-8055 Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............................... 365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes ................................. 365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals ..................................... 354-5175 Lubbers Quarters Cruise Abaco ............................................. 321-220-8796 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals .................................. 365-6502 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals ................................. 365-6024 Waterways Boat Rental ................ 357-6540 & 365-6143 Cats Paw Boat Rentals ..................................... 366-0380 Elbow Cay Cart ................................................. 366-0530 Hope Town Cart Rentals .................................. 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals .......................................... 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals .............................. 366-0282 J Rs Cart Rental ................................................ 366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals ............................................ 366-0069 Adventure on Prozac Kayak ............................ 365-8749 Blue Marlin Rentals. ......................................... 365-8687 Cashs Carts ...................................................... 365-8771 Cornish Car Rentals .......................................... 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals ............................................... 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals ........................................... 365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks ............................. 365-8749 Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Abaco Pizza. ................................ $ .................. 367-4488 Anglers ................................... $$$ .................. 367-2158 Curly Tails ............................... $$$ .................. 367-4444 Golden Grouper ........................ $ .................. 367-2301 Island Family Rest ....................... $ .................. 367-3778 Java Coee House ....................... $ .................. 367-5523 Jamies Place ............................. ..$ .................. 367-2880 Junovias......................................$...................367-1271 Jib Room .................................. $$ .................. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken ............... $ .................. 367-2615 Mangoes ................................. $$$ .................. 367-2366 Pops Place + .............................. $ .................. 367-3796 Snack Shack + ............................ $ .................. 367-4005 Snappas .................................... $$ .................. 367-2278 Wallys .................................... $$$ .................. 367-2074 Abaco Inn .............................. $$$ .................. 366-0133 Capn Jacks ................................ $$ .................. 366-0247 Harbours Edge ......................... $$ .................. 366-0087 H T Coee House (B & L) .............. $ ................. .366-0760 H T Harbour Lodge .................. $$$ .................. 366-0095 Munchies .................................... $ .................. 366-0423 OnDa Beach .............................. $$ .................. 366-0558 Sea Spray ............................... $$ .................. 366-0065 Sugar Shack + ............................ $ .................. 366-0788 Petes Pub .................................. $$ .................. 366-3503 Cracker Ps ................................. $$ .................. 366-3139 Bradleys on the Harbour ............. $ .................. 365-6380 Dockn Dine ................................. $ .................. 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar ................ $ .................. 365-6501 Bakers Bay Market Place ...... $$$ .................. 612-1021 Grabbers ................................... $$ .................. 365-5133 Nippers ..................................... $$ ................. 365-5143 Orchid Bay ............................... $$$ .................. 365-5175 Coco Beach Bar & Grill. ................ $ .................. 365-8470 Florences Cafe ............................. $ ................. .365-8354 Spinnaker Restaurant ............. $$$ .................. 365-8469 Touch of Class ........................ $$$ .................. 365-8195 Treasure Sands Club ................ $$$ ................. .365-9385 Blu House ............................. $$$ .................. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro ...................... $$ .................. 365-4200 Green Turtle Club .................... $$$ .................. 365-4271 Harveys Island Grill ................... $$ .................. 365-4389 Lizard Bar & Grill........................$$...................365-4191 McIntoshs Restaurant .............. $$ .................. 365-4625 Miss Emilys Restaurant ............. $$ .................. 365-4181 New Plymouth Inn .................... $$ .................. 365-4161 Pineapple Restaurant Bar & Grill $$ ................. 365-4039 Plymouth Rock Cafe .................. $$ .................. 365-4234 Shorties Take-a-way...................$$..................365-4342 Sundowners .............................. $$ .................. 365-4060 Nancys ...................................... $$ .................. 366-4120 Everyone reads The Abaconian Police Hope Town 366-0667 Police Man-O-War 365-6911 Police Treasure Cay 365-8048 Police Green Turtle Cay 365-4550 B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667 Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Man-O-War 365-4019 Abaco Crash Fire & Rescue 365-9111 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0549 Marsh Harbour 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749 Abaco Family Medicine, Marsh Harbour ..................... 367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic ................................ 367-0020 Integrated Medical Center .......................................... 367-1304 Emergency ............................................... 458-1234 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre ................................... 367-0049 Government Clinic, Marsh Harbour ........................... 367-2510 Corbett Clinic, Treasure Cay ........................................ 365-8288 Government Clinic, Coopers Town ............................. 365-0300 Government Clinic, Green Turtle Cay .......................... 365-4028 Government Clinic, Hope Town .................................. 366-0108 Government Clinic, Sandy Point ................................. 366-4010 Government Clinic, Fox Town ..................................... 365-2172 Blu House ....................... 45 ......... F ......... 365-4200 Green Turtle Club .............. 32 ......... F ......... 365-4271 Black Sound Marina .......... 15 ..................... 365-4531 Other Shore Club ............... 12 ......... F ......... 365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service ........... 10 ......... F ......... 365-4033 Leeward Yacht Club............ 26.........F...........365-4191 Treasure Cay Marina ........ 150 ......... F ......... 365-8250 Man-O-War Marina .......... 26 ......... F ......... 365-6008 Boat Harbour Marina ...... 183 ......... F ......... 367-2158 Conch Inn .......................... 75 ......... F ......... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina ........ 36 ......... F ......... 367-2182 Mangoes Marina ............... 29 ..................... 367-4255 Marsh Harbour Marina ...... 52 ......... F ......... 367 2700 Hope Town Marina ............ 16 ..................... 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways ................................ 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina .............. 6 ......... F ......... 366-0154 Sea Spray .......................... 60 ......... F ......... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Marina ........... 75 ......... F ......... 365-0083 Bakers Bay Marina .......... 158 ......... F ......... 365-5802 Guana Hide-aways ............ 37 ..................... 577-0003 Orchid Bay ......................... 64 ........ F ......... 365-5175 Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour ................ 367-2936 ......................... 367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure ............................... 577-0004 Adventure on Prozac T Cay ............................ 365-8749 ...................... 365-4411 ........................... 365-8506 .......... 367-2787 ............. 366-0024 Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ........................... 367-2266 AirGate Aviation New Smyrna Beach.....................................367-1900 American Eagle Miami ..................................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud ............................ 367-2095 Regional Freeport ............................................................... 367-0446 Silver Airline Orlando Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach .............................................. 367-3415 Sky Bahamas Nassau ......................................................... 367-0996 Western Air Nassau ........................................................... 367-3722 Abaco Air .............................................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters ........................................................ 367-3450 Extra $3 for each passengers above two ective Dec 08 Clinic, Downtown, Stop Light, ........................................................ $10 Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry ........................................ $15 Spring City ........................................................................................ $15 Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch ............................. $15 Murphy Town & Great. Cistern .......................................................... $20 Snake Cay ........................................................................................ $35 Casuarina Point ................................................................................. $60 Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour ............................................. $80 Bahama Palm Shore ......................................................................... $90 Crossing Rocks ................................................................................ $105 Sandy Point ................................................................................... $150 Leisure Lee ....................................................................................... $50 Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry ................................................... $80 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $85 Fox Town ........................................................................................ $165 Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel ................................................. $ 10 Nat. Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr. Cistern .......................................... $10 Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea. Eective Dec 08 Green Turtle Cay ferry dock ............................................................... $10 Madeira Park .................................................................................... $20 Sand Banks ...................................................................................... $25 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $30 Leisure Lee ....................................................................................... $45 Black Wood ...................................................................................... $20 Fire Road & Coopers Town ............................................................... $40 Cedar Harbour ................................................................................. $60 Wood Cay ......................................................................................... $70 Mount Hope .................................................................................... $80 Fox Town .......................................................................................... $85 Crown Haven ................................................................................... $90 Marsh Harbour airport ..................................................................... $80 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport .............................................. $80 Treasure Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour ................................................ $85 Treasure Cay Hotel to Green Turtle Ferry ........................................... $25 Treasure Cay Hotel to Blue Hole ........................................................ $30 Albert Lowe Museum ................................ Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits .. Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden .................... Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum ................. Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station .................................... Hope Town Swim Mermaid Reef o Marsh Harbour ........ Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole ........... Treasure Cay farm road Art studio & working foundry ...................... Little Harbour Working boatyards ..................................... Man-O-War cay Bring errors & revisions to our attention Revised Dec 2012 All phones use area code 242 unless noted www.theabaconian.com Alburys Ferry Service Marsh H.>Guana Cay/Scotland cay F rom Conch Inn advised to contact the oce for the changes. Note: 4:30 pm trip to GTC not on Sundays ** Note: 4:30 pm trip will be made from New Plymouth only Between Abaco & Grand Bahama Summer Schedule only (April to Dec) Sandy Point & Nassau Every Friday & Sunday, except holidays, under 4 hours. Call 225-3376 or 366-4119 Call for rates. Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 30 minutes Marsh Harbour North Abaco Sandy Point Treasure Cay Casaurina Point Cherokee Crossing Rocks Green Turtle Cay Hope Town Man-O-War Charter Fishing Boats Agape Family Dental, Marsh Harbour..........................367-4355 Diamante Dental, Marsh Harbour................................367-4968 Man O War Dental Clinic..............................................365-6508 Abaco Island Pharmacy, Marsh Harbour......................367-2544 Chemist shoppe, Marsh Harbour.................................367-3106 Caribbean Veterinary Centre, Marsh Harbour..............367-3551 Island Veterinary Clinic, Marsh Harbour......................367-0062

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

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June 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 12 June 15th, 2013 PM speaks at ECC graduation Sandy Point youth enjoy organized weekend of fun By Jennifer Hudson Please see Weekend Page 2 On June 10, 2013 Every Child Counts graduated 13 students. The key note speaker of the event was Prime Minister Christie. Mr. Christie spoke of his own struggles and encour aged the children to never give up. Mr. Christie has a special needs child and so has been a long-time supporter of the school. He commended Principal Lyn Major and the schools faculty and community supporters, saying the school is a model that should be replicated throughout the country. For the full story see page 8. Above: some Sandy Point youth proudly displaying their medals won during the Youth Weekend which took place May 31-June 2.

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian June 15, 2013 School & Youth News Weekend From Page 1 Above: members of the Blue Marlin team were victorious at the end of Sandy Points Youth Weekend. Organizers intend this to be the start of an annual event. Fifteen Graduates participated in Agapes Eleventh Commencement Exercise By Mirella Santillo Please see Agape Page 4

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian June 15, 2013 School & Youth News Agape From Page 2 Above: Agapes graduating class of 2013. GGYAs Bronze Completion Award presented to twenty six students By Mirella Santillo Please see GGYA Page 5

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June 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 Ron-Paul Cabinets PlusVisit our Showroom Located Opposite the old Lowes PharmacyOwners: Ronnie & Pauline RobertsPhone: (242) 367-0546 BOOKCASES TODDLER BEDS BABY CRIBS 4 DRAWER CHEST ADIRONDACK CHAIRS WOODEN & METAL BUNK BEDS CARPET & PADDING MATTRESS, BOX SPRINGS & FRAMES 7 MM LAMINATE FLOORING & PADDING King Orthopedic Mattress was $445.00 now $400.00 Man-O-War Hardware Non-Corrosive Hardware An Extensive Selection of Brass, Stainless & Monel Bolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel Bolts Stainless Steel Hurricane Clips #1 Lumber Plain & Pressure Treated Pine, Fir, Cypress Teak & Mahogany Interior, Exterior & Marine PLYWOOD For quotes or information Call Walter Sweeting l Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 365-6011 l Fax (242) 365-6039 School & Youth News GGYA From Page 4 Above: some of Abacos GGYA students with leaders and dignitaries during the award ceremony on June 4. The Bronze Completion Award entails months of demonstrating dif ferent skills including hiking, camping and community service. Kiwanis Club hosts Leadership Training By Samantha Evans Twelve graduate from Long Bay High School By Samantha Evans

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian June 15, 2013 e Abacos National Workers Health Plan-Integrated Medical Clinic along with the Millers School of Medicine, Baptist Hospital of South Florida and the Tennet Group of hospitals have joined in an exciting Partnership for the purpose of providing quality aordable Health Care services to the Abacos citizens and Residents. With the growth in population and the present dramatic increase in Touristic development, The Partners to this arrange ment are condent that the immediate and future needs of the Abacos can be adequately met. The Partners are committed to excellence in service, patients satisfaction and medical experience that will be the hallmark for all members who come into our program. The Partners look forward to having a lifelong relationship based on patient satisfaction and best medical practice. For aordability, quality choice with excellent coverage at a competitive price, NWHP is your premier choice for a Healthcare Network now and into the future. NWHP Network Abaco Location One Place Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco Telephone: (242) 367-2263 (242) 357-8494 (242) 357-7857 Come under the shelter of NWHP & IMC Why NWHP and IMC? National Workers Health Plan and Integrated Medical Centre Partners with Baptist Hospital of South Florida 1(786) 596-1960 Tennet Group of Hospitals 1(561) 844-6300 The Millers School of Medicine 1 (305) 243-4000 School & Youth News Bahamas Union of Teachers members bid farewell to Area Vice President By Samantha Evans Abaconian graduates summa cum laude from Palm Beach Atlantic By Samantha Evans Miss Teen Bahamas Galaxy donates to Every Child Counts By Samantha Evans ACHS students celebrate their heritage through Arts and Crafts By Mirella Santillo Please see Crafts Page 7

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June 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 Quality Star Auto Service Station And Garage Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour THE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDS We stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open 7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 School & Youth News G.I.F.T.E.D in Christ launches self-esteem building program for young women By Samantha Evans Crafts From Page 6 Seven graduate hair and nails By Samantha Evans

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian June 15, 2013 School & Youth News By Mirella Santillo ECC graduates 13 with visit from Prime Minister Above: in an emotional performance, some of the graduates former classmates sing an encouraging piece of music Above: The Rt. Hon. Perry Christie with valedictorian, Richia Wright (left), and Latonya Moss (right) at Every Child Counts graduation ceremony.

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June 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 Sports By Canishka Alexander CAPS athletes secure eight medals at Nassau track meet Above: some of the twenty six athletes from Central Abaco Primary School who competed in the Track & Field Championship in Nassau during May. Their Coach, Geoffrey Vis tor, was pleased with their performances, which resulted in bringing home eight medals. Baseball season closes on Abaco, players head to nationals in Freeport By Canishka Alexander Above: NABA and YBAA 9-10 players pose after the game. Please see Baseball Page 10

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian June 15, 2013 Sports Baseball From Page 9 Above: a North Abaco Baseball Associa game of the season on June 1. Abaconian participates in half Ironman By Mirella Santillo Above: Brent Cartwright carries the Ba Ironman Marathon in Orlando, FL.

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian June 15, 2013 6 pc ORIGINAL $5.95 Abaco Limited time only Lot 11 Abaco Club $525,000 New Price $299,900 Grander $839,900 Sports By Mirella Santillo Abacom United ends soccer season on high note Above: some Abacom United players enjoying their victory. By Canishka Alexander Above: Oscar "Togo" Rolle of the T.C. Jets pitches and serves a fast one to Cameo Rus sell of the DNR Sluggers on May 25. Softball action continues in Murphy Town

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June 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 Postponed MotherDaughter Tea Party to be held June 29 By Vernique Russell North Abaco On May 29, Country recording artists, Colton James, played to a packed out Tispy Seagull in treasure Cay. As part of the anniversary, and in conjunction with Sil ver Airways, tournament sponsors Bank of America Private Wealth Management and Bertram Yacht, and Treasure Cay Resort & Marina, the tournament participants and locals were treated to a free acoustical concert. More than 200 enjoyed the mu sic of the Reel Water Cowboy. Through his music, Colton James promotes the re sponsible enjoyment of our oceans. During the Treasure Cay Championship, angler Colton James caught and released a blue marlin aboard the 63 Bertram Sharkbait. Colton James performs in Treasure Cay Sand castle enchants Treasure Cay visitors nament, Victor Sandman Leong (bottom right) constructed a giant sandcastle (top) over two days. Sand castle building classes (bottom) were also held throughout the day by Rocio Flor.

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian June 15, 2013 TEACHERS AND SALARIED WORKERS CO-OPERATIVE CREDIT UNION LIMITED CENTRAL PINES SHOPPING CENTER & BUSINESS COMPLEX Inquiries can be made at the: Abaco Branch Nassau Branch B& L Plaza Independence Drive P.O. Box AB-20187 P.O. Box N-8325 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Nassau, Bahamas (242) 367-3613 (242) 502-9200 COMING SOON FOOD STORE FAST FOOD FRANCHISE MEDICAL CLINIC RESTAURANT HARDWARE STORE Spaces available for: ACCOUNT OFFICE INSURANCE COMPANY LEGAL OFFICE CONSULTING FIRM School & Youth News St. Francis de Sales graduates 11 in Class of 2013 By Canishka Alexander Above: Graduating Class of 2013 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic School on June 6. Please see St Francis Page 15

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June 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 School & Youth News St Francis From Page 14 Groups help replant Hope Town dunes Above: Cheyenne Knowles, Shanna Joseph and Bessie Lowe planting sea oats on a damaged Hope Town dune. By Candace Cay Please see Dunes Page 16 Above: Team Leader, Danny Trembley, and his volunteers stand in front of some freshly planted sea oats. The sea oats protect the sandy dunes from erosion.

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian June 15, 2013 School & Youth News Dunes From Page 15 By Canishka Alexander Dept. of Education hosts Pre-Independence Youth Rally and Parade Above: students march through the streets of Marsh Harbour as part of the pre-Inde pendence celebration hosted by the Dept. of Education. Please see Parade Page 17

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June 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 Canal Front Property in Beautiful FOR SALETreasure Cay Abaco, BahamasTreasure Cay Boasts one of National Geographics 10 best beaches in the world! 111 dock with boat lift, davits & cleaning station $299,000 Call: 305-245-6043 or Email: hquin1902@gmail.com FOR BOAT INFO SEE THE CLASSIFIED SECTION Angels Academy Teaching VacancyAngels Academy invites applications from qualified teachers for the following positions: Pre-Kindergarten Grade 6.Applicants must: The deadline for applications is June 30, 2013. All applicants can submit their resumes via email to angelsacademy@angelsacademyabaco.com School & Youth News Parade From Page 16 Hope Town School's entry places as a the Year Award By Candace Key Above: Hope Town Schools Eloise Albury. Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Award Programme. She won a $1,500 scholarship for high school. Kiwanis Club starts Key Club on Abaco By Samantha Evans

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian June 15, 2013 e 2 nd Archer Family Reunion August 2-5, 2013 Persons in Abaco can contact Glender Knowles, Veronica Williams or Courtney Chandler for further information Church News Miracle Church of God celebrates 100 years By Annabelle Cross Above: the Church of God congregation in Green Turtle Cay, which is celebrating 100 Crown Haven Womens Conference inspires attendees By Vernique Russell Celebration and Revival held in Coopers Town By Vernique Russell

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June 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 19 **NOTICE**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, 2013At Sand Dollar Shoppe Abaco GoldMarsh Harbour, Abaco Ph: 367-4405The following persons are notied to come and collect their repaired items: JEWELRY Tonya Armstrong Avery Lightbourn Donita Russell Eban Hanna Lezaro Cornish Steve Gardner Janet Saunders John Albury Angie Rolle WATCHES David Laing John Nesbit Melissa Green Mary Dames Mrs. Walker Shevalo Roberts Darlene Desinor Barbra Williams GLASSES NOTICE The owners of Island Delight Juice and Water Company wishes to let all of its valued customers know that they will be unable to oer their usual services for approximately 4 to 6 months as they rebuild due to a re that completely destroyed their facilities. Also, Abaco Ice (1996) Ltd. still oers their services of ice deliveries and can be reached at 367-2697 or 367-3937. We appreciate your business and apologize for the inconvenience. MANAGEMENT. Across 4. Cant believe its not butter. 5. Worn to better your vision; glasses. 9. Style of folk music originating from Mexico. 12. Artistic effect painted around angels and saints. 14. Artists of The White Album. 17. Game of ________; Popular HBO series based on George R.R. Martins fantasy novels. 18. El Jefe; Infamous Dominican Republic dictator. 19. This Council is the highest authority in Bahamian law. 20. Mad, upset. Down 1. Used in the ancient world to write on and read, today is a function of your mouse. 2. _______, Jurassic, and Cretaceous 3. Delicious Mollusk. 7. A different way. 8. To stay around. 10. Famous author who frequented Bimini. 11. A type of coral; something inside your skull. 13. Once this mystical box is opened it cannot be shut again. 15. If some things are not polished they lose their ________. 16. ______ Tail; type of lizard recognized for its namesake. Across 1. KNOCKOUT Abacom United recently won this Football (Soccer) Cup. 3. LIONFISH Several derbies are planned to help reduce numbers of this invasive specie. 4. DOUBLE Twice. 8. TOPSAIL The Duchess of ______; recently retired freight boat. 11. AUGUST The Deputy Prime Minister announced on a recent trip to Abaco that the new airport was set to open during this month. 14. HELICOPTER Vehicle cabable of completely vertical takeoff. 15. ULYSSES James Joyce read. 16. GOOMBAY Sea Spray Resort of several of these festivals. Down 2. NINTENDO Super, 64 and Wii. 4. DAVIS Minister of Works. 5. UNCLE Your mothers brother. 6. FOSTER Nancy ______ ; NOAA vessell recently spotted off Abaco. 7. LIMBO This activity requires a 8. TEACHERS These professionals are genreally honoured in May. 9. AUSTRALIA Down Under 10. POTHOLES Abacos roads are dangerous features. 12. SUPERMAN Famous superhero; Kal-el 13. LOW The _____ Place ; Popular Man-O-War hangout. June 1 Crossword Answers

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Page 20 Section B The Abaconian June 15, 2013 PROPERTY FOR SALEBUSINESS INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY POSSIBLE USES INCLUDE A BONEFISHING LODGE2 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 related development. Property Size: 60,026 sq. ft. -1,378 acres (W-100 ft, L-591 ft) Appraised in 2012 at $598,000 Appraised value is provided as a market indicator only Telephone inquiries and/or written oers with telephone contact and postal address should be submitted to:Attention: C. Hall P.O. Box N-8329, Nassau, Bahamas Tel: 242-394-9929 Fax: 242-393-4288We reserve the right to reject and/or refuse any oer Terms: 10% upon acceptance; balance upon completionLot 9 Yellow Wood, Cherokee Sound, Abaco Church News G.I.F.T.E.D. hosts High Tea Luncheon for girls By Samantha Evans Change Ministries hosts Womens Conference By Canishka Alexander Above: Dr. Yvonne Capehart speaks to the congregation. Remembering Family and Friends James Lawrence Cash New Life Ministries hosts Praise and Worship Conference By Vernique Russell

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June 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 21 A Musical Family By Jennifer Hudson Artist Highlight Above: The Bethel Family on their instruments.

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Page 22 Section B The Abaconian June 15, 2013 ABACO ISLAND PHARMACY LTD.We have moved! Next to ECC and across from BTC, Marsh Harbour 367.2544 tel 367.6544 faxabacoislanpharmacy@gmail.comPrescriptions Testing Beauty Supplies Vitamins Supplements 8:30am 6pm Sundays 9am 4pm Business Service Directory Rentals : Services: Big Cat Equipment THE KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS IS TO MARKET AND PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS ON A CONSISTENT BASIS. One way to get your business known is to start with a BUSINESS CLASSIFIED for only $45 per issue for B&W or opt for our six issue discount rate. Contact Us For More Information 367-3200 or email: abaconiannews@gmail.com GET YOUR BUSINESS KNOWN!! Nassau 242-457-4SOD (4763) or 225-4SOD (4763) Abaco 242-357-6975 Fax: 242-367-2424 GRASS GRASS GRASS From Our Farm to Your Door! We Now Have SOD for Immediate Delivery! Located Don MacKay Blvd and Airport Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard Accepted BARGAIN CAR RENTALS Summer Special Rates Mid Size Cars: $70 Daily $350 Weekly Full Size Cars & Mini Vans: $80 Daily $450 Weekly ** MON-THUR $10 OFF YOUR DAILY RATE Don MacKay Blvd (Next to the Kidney Center) PH: 367-0500, 225-3657 (Toll Free) Fax: 367-0501 Housebreaking Housebreaking Drug Arrest Fraud by False Pretences Housebreaking Stealing by Reason of Employment Crime Report

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June 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 23 NEW COLOR OPTIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIFIED Call 367-3200 Fax 367-3677 abaconiannews@gmail.com BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE VEHICLES FOR SALE Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color high light on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com Items for Sale, Employment, Services, Cars & Boats BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE 13ft Boston Whaler, BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE 1996-Toyota Windom 2.5, Get Results Advertise with a Classified TODAY 25 Classic Mako, 26 1994 Mako, 28 Blackfin 31 Tiara, 1990, 34 Crusader, 42 1986 Bertram GE Electric Stove, RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS NEW COLOR OPTIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIFIED Call 367-3200 Fax 367-3677 abaconiannews@gmail.com WANTED TO BUY Wanted to Buy: Minimum for 3 lines of info $10 per issue Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color highlight on word ing, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 2423673677 Email: abaconian news@gmail.com PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale Get Results Advertise with a Classified The New Plymouth Inn, quiet Colonial charm Priced to sell! Casuarina Point, Marsh Harbour, Marsh Harbour, Sweetings Villiage, Marsh Harbour, Sweetings Villiage Crime Report

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June 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 12 June 15th, 2013 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAIDWEST PALM BCH FLPermit NO 4595Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service Requested By Lee Pinder Although rain had been coming down for two weeks prior to the big day, the sun came out and it was a near perfect out ing for the third major fundraiser held for the work being done on Epworth Chapel in Cherokee Sound on Saturday, June 8. Like most local events, the people came out to support this most worthy community project. People came to donate items, brought food to sell and came to volunteer their help, but they also came to visit with friends and family. Some people were skeptical and lamented that times were tough, people were short on cash and many were without work. Fortunately, the pessi mists were proven wrong that day. The optimists cited the fact that money collected was going to restoring a local landmark, easing open many more wallets that would have otherwise remained closed. At the close of the weekend, at a special church service held in the Commu nity Center across the street from the old church, Hartis Pinder based his sermon on Above: Family and friends gather under the shade of a tree during the Cherokee Chapel Fundraiser on June 8. Food and games kept the crowd entertained. Please see Cherokee Page 2 Above: Some friends hang out along Sandy Points beach during Homecoming held over Labour Day weekend. For more on the story see page 2. Late May and Early June saw another anglers to Abacos waters. The Bahamas ing forty years, closed its Treasure Cay Leg with Cowpoke capturing the win. The Custom Shootout, which is a major ment, saw Reel Pushy reel in the most points. Back in Treasure Cay, which is celebrating 30 years, Southern Comfort released what was needed to take it all for the ly, the inaugural Abaco Beach Blue Marlin Invitational awarded $550,000 in total to its winning contestants. of these tournaments had accompanying events that entertained on lay days, and Country music star, Colton James, performed for the BBCs Treasure Cay leg, and will do the same during the BBCs Marsh Harbour Leg. For the Treasure Cay tle building phenomenon, Victor Leong, spent two days constructing an enormous castle using the pristine sand of Treasure Cay Beach. As summer heats up, and Abaco Regatta season begins, many retail store owners, restaurants, marinas and groceries bid farewell for the year to the important, Abaco.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2013 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com Nehemiah 4:6 remarking that the people had a mind to work and re-build the wall around Jerusalem. He compared them to Cherokee people that despite struggles, the people were not letting anything stand in their way and are determined to keep the old landmark. As noted in a recent article, Epworth and has survived numerous hurricanes. However, it is still the people and not the building that sustains the community. Restoration began on the old building and functions have moved across the street to the Wm. W. Sands Community Center. This church is still a beautiful Sanctuary, but the ravages of time and weather have taken their toll. The building is suffering from rotting wood in the ceiling and many deep cracks in the walls from the disintegration of the limestone. The problems have become worse with the passing years and it is apparent that repairs cannot wait any longer. However, professional help was needed to assess the scope of the project. These reports have been received and the repairs have begun. This will be a major undertaking and the work will take time and money to complete. Rev. Marie Neilly, Resident Minis ter for the Eastern Abaco Region of the BCMC and Michael Knowles, Chairman of the Church Board at Epworth Chapel, along with the Chairman of the Fund Rais ing Committee, Captain Michael Bethel, whose family have been members of the church for many generations, as well as Cherokee From Page 1 Epworths many members will be putting all their efforts into completing this proj ect. It may be necessary to have further fund raisers. Few communities on Abaco have the turnout for Fund Raisers like Cherokee. The people know when they come to a Cherokee function they are going to enjoy the day. Organized by Michael and Maria Bethel, together with a hard working com mittee, the June 8 Fund Raiser had a most successful auction, some new games and some unique and enjoyable entertainment, which everyone enjoyed. Above: Hit-the-rat was a popular game for the children. Here a young girl hands the rat, which bobs in and out of the pipe, back to the game-master. On June 7 through June 9, Sandy Point welcomed partiers and those look ing for good Bahamian meals and enter tainment. The Sandy Point Homecoming, billed as a Weekend full of family fun in the sun. Of course, the party carried over well past sunset as well. On Saturday, June 8, the atmosphere was festive. DJs played hit after hit while Sandy Point locals and visitors from the rest of Abaco, and further, crisscrossed between the food stalls, drink booths and Nancys Seafood Restaurant. As the sun beat down, it was only a short walk to the waters edge to cool down. Classic Bahamian dishes were served to the hungry crowd. Many washed it down with Kalik beer, which was offered on special. Children repeatedly jumped from the dock and played on the beach as the older crowd met up with friends and made new ones under the bright, Abaco sun. swim off of.

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June 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 FURNITURE PLUS By Canishka Alexander On May 22, Marvin Russell of the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) delivered a presentation at Friends of the Environment on the extraordinary amount of illegal dumping that takes place on Abaco. High school students from Mary tory boarding and day school for girls in Russell showed a series of, garbage posters, that left them visibly shocked to see place the forest. What should have been a pristine en vironment near the community of Spring City was littered with discarded build ing supplies, derelict vehicles, furniture, household appliances and clothing. Even more bizarre was the huge amount of Heineken beer bottles dumped near the road to Camp Abaco. After the presentation, the female stu up exercise they got a close up view of the unsightly environmental state of our island. The clean-up was a real eye-opener; they collected three loads of trash in 30 to 40 minutes, FRIENDS Executive Direc tor Kristin Williams revealed. The group visited Abaco for two Harbour, visited Abacos blue holes, and travelled to Green Turtle Cay. They met with Ashley Newell, who taught them how to create seaglass jewelry, which she uses to raise funds for the Humane Society. forded a sailing expedition aboard a cata maran, and a fun day at Mermaid Reef. Cindy Newell and Victoria Albury sponsored the trip for the students and two chaperones. After seeing the amount of trash at the Williams said that at a recent FRIENDS meeting, Minister of the Environment and Housing Kenred Dorsett was confounded by what he saw on his visit, and he em phasized that something has to be done im mediately. Williams agreed that we all have to come up with a solution, and stated that the girls did suggest putting incentive pro grams in place for recycling, or simply keeping the public dump open on Sundays. People need to understand why con servation is so important, Williams said. I am discouraged by the lack of pride. rine Resources (DMR) have undertaken a consultation exercise with a number of key stakeholders in an effort to overhaul and modernize the country's Fisheries Act The consultation process is part of Group of states) Fish II Programme, which is four-and-a-half-year initiative that's be management in ACP countries and ensure tion of these countries are exploited in a sustainable manner. The DMR held a series of meetings in South, Central and North Abaco to get ers on what they want to see in a modernized Fisheries Act. Chris Hedley, a legal that they come to them with a blank page and will make laws based on the input received. The purpose according to Mr. Hedley is to improve the capabilities of the Fisher ies administration to manage and regulate He said after the consultations are presented to Cabinet to review and possi made and then they will hold a National Validation workshop. The Act will then go to the House of Assembly for a vote to be passed into law. Stakeholders at the meeting voiced their thoughts on a variety of issues facing heavier penalties on foreign vessels caught They also called for stricter enforce only and restaurants be restricted from selling it on their menu during the closed season. They further discussed the possibility enforcement on a daily basis as the DMR has limited resources and rely on the Royal Bahamas Defense Force to assist in keep It is expected that National Consulta tion will take place after drafting the new act sometime in September and stakehold ers will be met with again. Above: Legal Consultant with the ACPII program funded by European Development and listens to their thoughts and concerns.

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2013 White Sound, Elbow CayFULL SERVICE MARINA WATERFRONT VILLAS For local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.comBahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun.Enjoy a delicious dinner with usSea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Happy Hour Daily 5 pm 6 pm Open Year RoundCome lounge at The Helm, our indoor barBoat House Restaurant Tuesday Night BBQ Buffet ALL YOU CAN EAT $20.00 per person LIVE MUSIC by: Clint Sawyer Join in the limbo with Desmond Cartwright Every Tuesday 6:30 pm 9 pm Starting April 9th As road reconstruction continues at the airport roundabout in Marsh Harbour concerns are already being expressed about the quality of the work being done. been completely removed from around the roundabout and repaving is yet to com mence. During his visit to Abaco on May 27 Philip Brave Davis, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Renewal said that he was aware of the complaints but had received reports from his engineers that the quality of work was satisfactory. He said the original contract called for sand seal which has now been corrected to asphalt. Meanwhile Abaconians continue to be frustrated by what is considered, by most, as poor quality workmanship and a waste of tax-payers dollars. surface has been completely removed in preparation for repaving. Despite complaints from the public regarding the quality of work by Simmons Construction, Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis said during a recent visit to Abaco that the work being done was, Satisfactory. By Canishka Alexander In collaboration with Kathleen Knowles of Heal Our Land Family Crisis Center, prominent Bahamian psychia trist Dr. David Allen facilitated a session on May 24 at the Christian Counselling Center. The purpose of the meeting was to assist counsellors with solving family Because of the increase in violence and crimes in Nassau, Dr. Allen urged participants to place a wall around Abaco in order to save our island before it is too late. To better explain how violence is de veloped, he took them through a step-bystep explanation on the violence process. Hurt, he said, is the foundation of vio lence, and in many instances it stems from a persons childhood. Love doesnt come and shame comes, so then they develop a shame-de fensive self, he elaborated. Hurt causes love to cross over to shame. Dr. Allen said that hurting people protect themselves by becoming selfabsorbed, and also develop traits of selftrol. This barrier only holds up for so long before destructive rage breaks through their temporary defense. When the person crosses over to a state of murderous rage where masochistic and sadistic behaviours reside, they are now in an area called the violent destructive tunnel. Dr. Allen emphasized why it is so im portant to stop people before they enter the tunnel particularly because anger has often been described as a portal to evil. Many times God has intervened in these types of situations, and He always comes to warn us, to encourage us and to love us. Subsequently, Dr. Allen introduced a young man to the group, who shared his family ties and association with gang mem bers, and about the ups and downs he and his family went through during that time in his life. that is taking place in The Bahamas, the term black holocaust is more frequently mentioned. Black holocaust refers to the either being murdered, imprisoned or who are unemployed. Still, there still remains a way to combat crime, and sometimes it takes the most basic tools to address it. Dr. Allen re minded Pastor David Cartwright about the childrens meetings he used to hold, and the good they did in the lives of children. All agreed that two main ingredients that are missing in our homes are fathers, and quite simply, love. The question was then asked: How could we be so cruel to the people we should love the most? In reference to his handout on Fac ing the Giants Of Our Life, Dr. Allen later talked about the anointing of David in his own backyard, yet he was willing to be a servant. When David faced Goliath he was afraid, but then he was able to recall earlier victories. Because he was able to overcome the smaller challenges in his life, he was assured that with God on his side, he would be able to conquer anything. The sessions are planned for every third or fourth week of each month. Dr. David Allens next visit to the Christian Counselling Center is scheduled for June

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June 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 Business By Jennifer Hudson The Bahamas Fly Fishing Industry Association (BFFIA) is a nationwide orga industry. It encompasses a wide reaching lodges, trade organizations, conservation home owners and visitors and is incorpo The BFFIA was started to establish solidarity among all stakeholders. Its goals are: A steering committee of approxi meeting. This committee has worked to put the organization together and incorporate a membership drive. It is now set for its an agenda of the most imminent concerns. The board will start working with government and other concerned parties to and all islands of The Bahamas and to cre ate progress with conservation efforts and research. The mission of the BFFIA it is to fur ther the interest of all stakeholders in the ity, advocacy, scholarship and strategic marketing and to serve as a representative voice of the industry through its members. The organization has a full-time executive director in Nassau, Benjamin Pratt, who oversees committees and the day-today business of the organization. He also ensures that the work of the board is accomplished. dustry is encouraged to become a member ing a $25 fee. Information and forms may any of the following: Department of Marine Resources, Harbour. Mr. David Knowles, Bahamas NaMrs. Kristin Williams, Friends of the Environment. Mr. Leon Pinder, Department of Ma rine Resources, North Abaco, Coopers Town. Mrs. Cindy Pinder, Auskell Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Marsh Harbour or Casuarina Point, South Abaco. Bank in Marsh Harbour, local Charlie ta Jubilee Anniversary held on the week Above: Danny Strachan Chairman & of Tourism, William Cash, Marty Cash, Tami Cash, Charlie Cash, Krivoy Smith By Samantha V. Evans Jasmine Currys Pretty Things has been operational for a few months now, and she is very proud to be able to help beautify the ladies of Abaco. She specializes in fashion wear such as clutches, She decided to get into this industry because she loves fashion and shopping. She enjoys keeping up with the latest fashion and helping people look their best. Jas mine is a business woman who studied the area she now makes a living from. She plans to add swimsuits and hand bags to her inventory for her summer stock. She is located in Central Pines, but also makes house calls. She can be reached tyThingsAbaco. Water fountains, bird fountains, pools and landscaping are among the ser vices provided by Fountain a la Jay. Fountain a la Jay is a new business offering its clients the best in design and service. With more than 25 years in the industry, Jay Duckworth is expanding his services to the Abacos. areas of The Bahamas, as well as the U.S. Entrepreneur Watch Please see Entrepreneur Page 18

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2013 From the Editor's Desk // Beach Parties and Beach Cleanups The Abaconian Bradley M. Albury Editor-in-Chief AB 20213 Marsh Harbour Abaco, The BahamasLogo Photo Credit: Tuppy Weatherford Reporters/Freelance Contributors: Canishka Alexander, Samantha Evans, Jennifer Hudson, Timothy Roberts, Mirella Santillo, Lee Pinderen Phone 242-367-3200 FAX 242-367-3677 AbaconianNews@gmail.com Subscribe NOW Abacos most complete newspaper.2022 Aero Circle New Smyrna Beach FL. 321688,000 copies Published twice monthlyFree at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rates: $20.00 Abaco $25 other Bahamas (One Year) $45.00 USA $65 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Order The Abaconian TodayJUNE 2012Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail or Tel # 24 issues US$ or B$ Above subscription is a gift from: $45 USA via 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas via surface $20 to Abaco US$65 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: 2022 Aero Circle, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32168 or: P.O. Box AB 20213, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below Why subscribe?The Abaconian will keep you informed on issues such as: NAME ON CARD: CARD NUMBER: EXP DATE: SIGNATURE: AMOUNT PAID: Master Card VisaWE NOW ACCEPT MASTER CARD/VISA Just so were clear, no one has forgotten about the last editions issues: the roadwork and airport. But I had an enjoyable weekend, thanks in no small part to the Labour Day Holiday, so Id rather not dig that up again right away. On the weekends I enjoy exploring our island. Hiking, kayaking, driving somewhere new, etc. I also like explor ing our islands culture. Small island? Not when you take it all in. I got to enjoy several awards banended in Treasure Cay and Marsh Har bour. Always fun. Always eye opening how much these anglers spend in our communities. The industries that built up to serve these events and lifestyles in Treasure Cay and Marsh Harbour pushed Abaco to be what it is today. Later in the weekend it was my privilege to join in two important community events. Cherokee was holding its fundraiser for the Methodist Church, a real piece of Abacos history, and Sandy Point had their Home coming event. Both enjoyable. Both the Cherokee Fundraiser and the Sandy Point Homecoming really drove home the point about community awareness and the importance of giving back. Obviously the Cherokee fair was positioned as a fundraiser so giv ing back was the focus. But the Sandy Point event could not have happened if there werent community leaders who gave their time and money to make sure it was truly a weekend of family fun in the sun. Without giving back, neither of these events could be successful. With out you giving back, your community cant be successful. With all the high school gradua tions happening in June it always re minds me how woefully inadequate the infrastructure is to shape the newly re leased young minds. Yes, many will go to college or training school, but even they need to know that those of us here are contributing in some way. Other wise why would they come back? There are so many civic organizations on this island that none of us should have an excuse. Of course Im not one who should be preaching. Many a weekend slip by without me making any meaningful advance for our islands community. Of course you cant spend every day organizing a trash pickup. But you can go to one more beach cleanup and one less beach party a year. Speaking of beach parties, the Re gatta is right around the corner. A per fect time to demonstrate to our guests and our children how to be respectful and clean, but also that we can still em brace our Bahamian culture and have a little fun. In closing, just because our roads are being poorly built and maintained doesnt mean we should let the rest of our society fall into similar disrepair. Spray Resort

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June 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Letters to the Editor Dear Editor: On Thursday, 30 of May my boat, Marina. The boat was taken at night and no body on the Marina was aware of it being stolen. It was a professional job! (Logi cally we have put security cameras since then.) I reported the loss to the police in Marsh Harbour. about 7:00 near Fox Town. It was on the rocks and the thieves were transporting Haitians. With all the criticism of the Police around, I wanted to thank and congratulate the police. SGT Johnson of Marsh Harbour Inspector Delancy PC 3302 Kellman CPL Sullivan of Fox Town Thank you, Jimmy Vaugn Dear Editor: rible drivers here on Abaco. The things some people do are inexcusable and ridicu lous. People need to learn to follow road rules and pay attention to whats going on around them. Certain people around here have no courtesy or respect for other driv need to be pointed, you know who you are! The main thing that Really Grinds My Gears are the drivers at the four-way crossing by DnR Sports Bar and the BEC bewilder me at the same time. Oh Lord, the things they do. This is the process that gets my Gears Grinding every time it happens, and it has happened to me more than a couple of times. Some drivers coming so close to hitting me I would swear they took the clear coat right off the side of my car. So here is how it goesGood Ole Abaco drivers are waiting at the four way for their turn to get on the main highway of Don Mackay Blvd. to head to school or to cross on over to Cove Estates (Government Subdivision as some may call) to head out of town, over the big hill, towards Trea sure Cay..but wait! Whats this?! You notice people cant cross over to the Cove Estates area because some Abaco Driver has pulled across both lanes, to and from, the Cove Estates area, hoping that they can speed out in front of everyone to get onto Don MacKay Blvd. How in the world do you people get your licenses? Are you completely oblivi ous that there is a second lane on that side of the road, or does it all just look like one lane to you? Is there some kind of invis ible wall there that blocks your view of the people directly across from you, who need to enter the Cove Estates area? Do you know that it is the persons right away and NOT yours? (Yes, this is the person directly across from you.) I just dont understand it! NO courtesy and NO knowledge of the road. Do you know that if either of you who pull out from the Cove Estates area (these are the drivers who are blocking BOTH lanes) and you hit someone trying to crossover into the Cove Estates area, it is your fault and you will be paying the damages? I guess this hasnt registered as of yet cuz if it did you wouldnt be doing it, right? That lovely, NEVER been lit, stop light that is constantly NOT helping trafneeds to be relocated and brought up to a four-way that really needs it. If something at this four-way someone is going to get seriously hurt. It is just so frustrating and really Grinds My Gears The next topic of this edition of What Really Grinds My Gears: Abaco Drivers are those biggety, disrespectful, we own the road people. You pull off to the side of the road and start talking up with your friends. Do you realize you have a whole roads are only two lanes people. Come on! Think! Do you know that there are other ways you can communicate, what do we have technology for? Who do you think you are.Seriously? You dont own the Road! People have places to go and things to do. And the best part about this whole situa tion is when the persons who are pulled off yapping and chatting get yelled at by some angry driver who is having to wait behind you or some angry driver honks their horn at them. Then they want to cry, carry on and cuss at people! Guess what, you can cuss and carry on all you wantjust get the HECK off the road! My last topic for this edition of What Really Grinds My Gears: Abaco Drivers is the fact that people dont know what turn signals are..Im convinced! Abaconians tend to do this more than anything and this is one of the main things that cause acci dents. TURN SIGNALS PEOPLE! USE YOUR TURN SIGNALS! They were put in your car for a rea son, there not there just so you can hear the clicking sound when you turn them on or that has absolutely NO meaning. The best joke about turn signals around here is people who know how they turn on but dont know when to use them. Why is it that people wait til they are like a foot away from the road they want to turn sense does this make? Before anyone could see them, you were already turning onto the road you were supposed to go on and The one good thing is, at least you know where the switch is to at least turn them on, with a little more practice you you reach the road to which you want to turn. This may actually give people a heads up! Heres a funny situation that hap pened to me last year: I was driving down the road, head ing to work, listening to my radio as usual, when I see this dude up in front of me try ing to hail some gal over on the OPPOSITE side of the road in which we were driving. Something told me to keep an eye Please see Letters Page 17

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2013 Abaco Hardware Comfort, who captured top honors at the ment (TCBT), June 2-7 at Treasure Cay hamas. Owned by Peter Angel, Ft. Lau derdale, FL, Southern Comfort clinched they released their fourth blue marlin, bumping Domarlo, owned by Doug Mac donald, West Palm Beach, FL to second place. Southern Comfort earned Top Team and Top Release Team, releasing a blue Peter Angel released two blues to win the Top Angler trophy. Domarlo claimed the Ultra Champ award for most points earned by prior TCBT winners. The team celebrated a double-header, followed by a white marlin release. Their honors included Top DolSecond Place Angler awarded to Heather Macdonald. Big T's Too owned by Bob Wolsey, Sarasota, FL dashed from zero to 800 and white marlin release to snag Third Place. Top Junior Angler went to fourteenyear-old Mason Daughterty, Auburn, OH on Pandemonium, owned by Kim Kuhnle, Treasure Cay, Bahamas. Kilowett, owned by Eddie and Lisa blue marlin of the tournament, earning Third Place Angler for Lisa Flack. eight competitors. For the lay day Kettle O'Fish tourna ment Big T's Too took First Place Bottom Fish Division with twenty snapper. Pande crab races and a lay day dock party with delicious dishes prepared by the anglers. To commemorate the tournament's 30th Anniversary, an incredible sandcastle was sculpted and lighted on the lay day by Vic tor Leong. Known as the best tournament value ing, parties, dinners and fun competitions. Proceeds from the tournament were doPlease see TCBT Page 16

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2013 STANDARD HARDWARELumber & Plumbing Supplies email: standardhardware@netbusiness.comMake Fathers Day Special!Happy Fathers Day! nated to the Treasure Cay Primary School. The winner of the TCBT received an inChampionship. Sponsors included Rubis Bahamas, Ltd, Silver Airways and Trea sure Cay Beach, Marina and Golf Resort. Weather Routing, Inc. TCBT information, scoring, pho tos and the tournament magazine can be viewed at www.treasurecay.com and on treasurecayresort. Resort offers 78 harbour side hotel rooms, including one, two or three bedroom suites, four tennis courts, a swimming pool, Spinnaker Restaurant, Tipsy Seagull Bar, Coco Beach Bar, reception center and a beach gazebo available for sea-side weddings and other functions. Above: Southern Comfort releases a mar lin. Photo credit Jonathan Wolff. sure Cay Championship, Cruiser Crews team Cowpoke waged a seesaw battle for Champion Fa-La-Me. In fact, when the Committee Boat called lines in on the place based on time. Day four started with Frank Rodri guez team Fa-La-Me picking up 600 points and jumping into the lead when Steve Butcher released a blue marlin at 9:30. Christy Crews on Cowpoke countered with Tony Huerta released another white marlin at 2:45. During the four-day tournament, the three blue marlin, six white marlin and win earned the Avon Park, Florida cattle rancher and his team a beautiful Randy from Aqualuma Lighting. The trophies were presented by the tournament sponsors Bank of America Private Wealth Man agement and Bertram Yacht. Capt. Mike Brady and the crew of Cowpoke received Randy Rich acrylic trophies sponsored by the Lewis Marine Group. a very respectable 2,700 points. The Win ter Park, Florida team caught and releasd TCBT From Page 10 The 70 Viking edged out the third place Brad Jones team Blue Eagle from Port Aransas, Texas caught and released three points. In addition to custom designed Randy Rich trophies, the three winning Roffers Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service (ROFFS) and bottles of Bacardi Anejo Top Tournament Angler honors went to Luis Bacardi who will receive a Carey Chen artwork entitled Grand Slam presented by ISR Marine Insurance and SmithBBC series are competing for the newly created Jim Lambert Memorial Trophy. The trophy will be presented to the BBCs top angler. The presentation by ISR and Smith-Merritt will take place at the 40th Anniversary celebration during the Marsh Harbour Championship. Despite extremely windy conditions blue marlin, 29 were white marlin and 3 releases be validated using time and date accordance with IGFA and Bahamas Bill ship. Please see BBC Page 21

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June 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 17 Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and oors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web site:abacomarbleandgranite.com on his vehicle and him. Its a good thing I did; the dude jammed on brakes in front of me..AND OF COURSE HIS BRAKE LIGHTS DID NOT WORK. So I quickly jammed brakes until I had a hard jolt from behind. The person behind me, talking on a cell phone and busily dealing with other things did not see my brake lights or that I had slowed in the road. They completely rear ended my vehicle, mashing my bumper up underneath my vehicle and completely totaling the front end of their vehicle. The driver in front of us keeps going and gets out free, but myself and the other driver have to deal with police and car damages. Thanks a lot dude-who-had-to-slow-down-to-talk-toSweet-Gal-across-the-way! Completely and utterly ridiculous! Well this concludes this edition of What Really Grinds My Gears: Abaco Drivers I hope this edition is a real eye-opener to you BAD drivers out there and I hope it makes you have more respect and courtesy for fellow drivers. DRIVE SAFE, DRIVE SMART! Sometimes your life and someone elses depends on it. Sincerely, Someone who knows how to driveLetters to the Editor Letters From Page 9 Dear Editor: The Hope Town Junior Sailing Program would like to thank everyone who contributed to our successful 7th season of sailing instruction. We are looking forward to some more training and racing, and hope to have multiple successes at the National Championships as we show the rest of the country what Abaco can do. We are very proud this year to have Branden Sands going off to Bermuda and Italy to compete in the North American Championships and then the Optimist World Championships, both in July. To learn more, and to support his campaign, look for Branden Sands for Abaco on Facebook. We could not have done it without the continued support of the Hope Town Sailing Club. And a big thank you to all the committed parents who helped to keep things rolling. This year we need to thank several Abaco businesses who have contributed towards our National Championship cam paign. Julliette Deal at Out Island Eco provided us with some great products from their green catalogue. And several grocery stores pitched in: Maxwells, Abaco Gro cery, Harbour View and The Food Store. The adults would also like to thank Hope Town Wine and Spirits for helping us cope! To all the boaters and ferry captains, thank you for watching out for our sailors in the busy harbour. We did have a few close calls! Thank you Abaco! Matthew McCoy Head InstructorDear Editor: This letter is to inform the public that I was working for a certain company on Guana Cay for nearly 5 years. I want the public and the Government to know how horrible I was treated for the amount of years I worked for this company. I worked in the residential service de partment as a caretaker of private homes for second home owners who came here to The Bahamas to enjoy our beautiful sun, sand and sea. While I was working hard and putting all my effort to help build this company, working overtime, helping out in other departments and going to school at the same time to further my education, I was also training staff members for the company and in return they became my boss. The amount of work load that was put on me was unfair but I did my best to in the company. After I completed my degree in Busi ness Administration and a Diploma in Marketing Communications, I applied for a position in the company and was turned but yet the job was given to someone who did not have a degree. It shows that favor itism and discrimination is at the highest level in this company. I am a 25 year old, respectable young man who wants to de velop his educational skills, to grow and become someone in life. The company terminated me for hav ing a conversation with a partner because we were talking about my career path and I asked for a transfer to develop my educational skills. After they terminated me they refused to give me my compensation package because they said I did not follow protocol which is not even in the company policy. I want the Government to know that this company is not for the Bahamian people who want to grow in their career because of the way I got treated. It was not right and absolutely unfair. I want the Hon Perry Christie and the Member of Parliament, Shane Gibson, to know how this company has taken advantage of our Bahamian people on Great Guana Cay. For too long foreign companies come into our country and bring in their people to work in positions that we Bahamians can do. Furthermore, this message will be broadcast to other media for a wider audience and, if need be, to higher authorities to know what has happened to me at Guana Cay. Antonio WillmoreDear Editor: Just a little space in your paper for a short letter, if you can. One thing Id like to bring to the at tention of the public and the police is that many drivers, including some taxis, have little or no regard for the lives of animals or humans. How they speed! They refuse to slow down to even allow a little time to get out of the way! I saw a neighbours dog almost get hit a few days ago. Tomorrow it may be one of your relatives. Think! Thank you and God Bless. Yours, Lee Lowe PS: Since I wrote the above letter, a white truck moving west, fast, almost hit me.

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2013 Further Business He and his team offer both residential and commercial services which include the design, construction and maintenance of pools, waterfalls, garden fountains and more. He is a landscaping architect and can give your homes exterior a fabulous look. He also provides gardening services and specializes in small and large scale garden ing assistance and maintainence. With summer right around the cor ner, the company is offering a few fabulous deals on pools and water fountains. If you are interested in any of the services that Fountain a la Jay provides, contact them provide excellent, committed and quality to services to all. Store By Samantha Evans Kermit and Nadia Curry are the proud owners of the Spend Less Variety Store in Murphy Town, which opened its doors a few months ago. Mr. Curry stated that his inspiration to open this store was his grandfather, the late Ben Curry, who always operated a convenience store in the community. This store sells breadbasket items, household goods, snacks, lunch items, drinks, general hygiene items, watches, colognes, cosmetics, beauty supplies and some knob earrings for females. In the fu ture, they will be selling DVDs as well. They will carry retail and wholesale items. Kermit Curry stated that this store was open before in 2006 and operated as a beauty supply store. It was closed in 2008, when he relocated for a short while. He noted that this store is convenient for resi dents of this community as they can get basic items they need without having to drive Entrepreneur From Page 7 all the way to Marsh Harbour. To date, the response has been great and they are looking forward to becoming an important They are located on Murphy Town Blvd. next door to Native Shack. They are open seven days a week: Monday through from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mr. Curry also has his drafting business operational out of this building. He can draw plans of any size, for any purpose. He is excited about the future of Abaco and can tell by the amount of busi ness he has been attracting that his services are in great demand. He can be reached by calling 475-6852. By Samantha Evans Shauna Ferguson has roots on Abaco, though she currently spends a lot of time in Nassau perfecting her craft as a makeup artist. She believes that she is now equipped with the skills needed to beautify the faces of Abaconians everywhere. During the month of April, she launched her make-up services on the island, along with her availability to teach classes for those persons interested in learning how to apply make-up professionally. She is available to provide make-up application services for large groups for weddings, funerals, photo shoots, proms, pageants and the like. Group sizes can be ing the week or on weekends. Ferguson Supplies in New Providence, where she also invites persons to visit if they are there and need to get their make-up profession ally done. She will be offering classes during the summer months and invites high school graduates in particular to take advantage of these classes so that they can learn a craft By Samantha Evans The island of Abaco is growing by leaps and bounds, and with this thought in mind, Creative Construction and Molding Company was opened during the month of April. The motto of this company is, Let Our Creative Hands Build Your Dreams. This company, led by contractor and skilled builder Dwight Walkins, plans to reinvent construction on the island of Abaco. Mr. Walkins says this company is not only equipped to build structures such as homes, plazas, and resorts, as well as mak ing concrete molding for the exterior of any building. These exterior moldings will add drama and richness to any structure they build, which they believe will make them the construction company to hire. They are currently engaged in a proj ect in Treasure Cay, which will begin to transform that community. Persons who are interested in learning more about what this company has to offer can contact Dwight Walkins at 475-3498. Entrepreneur Watch is a feature The Abaconian publishes because we believe in supporting entrepreneurs and community business. If you know of an entrepreneur just setting out in their business please com or 367-3200. If you are an established business and would like to sponsor the Entrepreneur Watch we would love to hear from you as well. By Jennifer Hudson It is Dr. Clare-Kleinbussinks desire for everyone to have great looking and healthy skin, hair and nails. She treats patients at her clinic in Roseona House, Seventh Terrace Centreville in Nassau. More importantly for Abaconians, she visits Marsh Harbour regularly every four weeks. She works out of Dr. Swarnas Abaco Pines Medical Clinic, seeing patients p.m. Dr. ClareKleinbussink earned a B.Sc. from Lock Haven University, Pennsylvania, and a Medical Degree from the University of The West Indies. She then went on to earn a specialty diploma and Masters Degree in Dermatology with distinction from Cardiff University in Wales, thetics in the United States and United Kingdom. She is a member of the Caribbean Association of Dermatology and is an Associate Lecturer in Dermatology at the University of the West Indies Nassau Campus. All general dermatological conditions of skin, scalp and nails are treated by Dr. Clare-Kleinbussink, who performs minor procedures such as removal of unwanted warts, moles and skin tags, as well as skin cancers. She also offers cosmetic derma tology, which includes Botox, Juvederm and other skin products and peels. The most common complaints she sees are be nign skin cancers, eczemas and acne. Also, she frequently deals with skin changes as a result of the overuse of bleaching creams. These creams have their place for a short period of time but continual use causes problems, she states. Dr. Clare-Kleinbussink is a great proponent of sunscreen and urges everyone to use it. For Caucasian type fair skin she recommends a UVP of 40 and up. For mixed skin she recommends 20 and up, and for black skin she recommends at least people believe, black skin does need the protection of sunscreen because this skin type can also develop skin cancer. Persons wishing to make an appoint ment with Dr. Clare-Kleinbussink may do so by calling Dr. Swarna at Abaco Pines Medical Clinic 367-2224 or by contacting her directly at 242-326-7657 or 426-3066 More information may be found on her website www.roseonahouse.com or on her Facebook page. Dr. Clare-Kleinbussink has also pub lished a book for parents entitled, Pearls for a Babys Skin. This deals with what ever skin ailments babies or children might present with, and how to use the medica tions.

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2013 The Moorings Yacht ChartersThe Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class The Conch Inn Resort Curly Tails The Conch Inn Resort and Marina Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you. The Conch Inn Marina Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tide North Bar Channel July 2013 Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new sailing yachts 36 ft. mono hull or 38 ft. catamaran SAILING VACATIONS Sunsail By Mirella Santillo After running Pops Place for over ford and his wife Gloria have decided to retire from the restaurant business and en joy some well-deserved rest. Pops has also ceded the management of the dog shelter to Leisa Plummer. Al though he will still be remotely involved, she will be responsible for organizing vol unteers, for receiving donations as well as taking care of dogs rescue and adoption. I needed a break from the shelter after running it for three years, explained Mr. Weatherford, but I wanted to let peo ple know that the shelter is alive and well and that there are lots of puppies ready for adoption. out focusing on rotisserie chicken. To cater to the local clientele, the restaurateur also added fried chicken, wings and nuggets with the traditional side dishes of maca roni, french fries and cole slaw. Mr. Weatherford started his career in the food business by opening the Kentucky he was off to Freeport, New York and back to Freeport, still working at the fa mous fast food restaurant. I spent forty seven years in the res taurant business, said Pops. It is time for me to take some time off and relax, but I wanted to let people know that Pops Place was closed and thank my customers for their patronage over the years. The restaurant will reopen under new ownership, but it is not known yet under which name. After relaxing until the end of the year, Pops plans to return to his hobby of building boat models out of wood. He also work with the local lime stone, making ashtrays, fountains and even garden tables. By Mirella Santillo The Horticultural Society of The Bahamas-Abaco Branch's last meeting of bucolic setting of Emerald Organics Ltd. Emerald Organics Ltd is a 75 acre fruit and animal farm owned and run by Liann Key-Kaighin. It is located off Ernest Dean Highway, less than a mile past the Cherokee Road turnoff. Close to twenty people attended the meeting, attracted by the perspective of watching the newly born lambs. Ms. Key-Kaighin welcomed the visi tors, apologizing for the state of the farm which had been severely damaged by Hur ricane Sandy last November, but which still looked well maintained, with mowed paths and areas. Next to a warehouse, a rose tree the hostess cut and distributed to the wom ducks and chicken came running forward, knowing that a treat awaited them. The meeting that day was opened by past President Shirley Higgs who immedi ately announced that votes would be taken for the election of next seasons presiding board. She gave the names of the people who had been mentioned for the various positions and asked if anyone wanted to add someone else. No one did and all present approved the candidates for the new board. Next years President will be Barbara Foreman followed by two VicePresidents: Jim Eastwood and Laine Snow. Mirella Santillo will remain as Secretary. Replacing Ms. Foreman as Treasurer will be Mary Murray. A new position has been added, that of Special Projects Of.Gardener Jack Hardy remains the Auc tioneer in Ccharge. Before taking the group to the animal pens, Liann Key-Kaighin explained that because of the intensive damage to many fruit trees in the last couple of storms, among them numerous avocados and man goes, she was now concentrating on raising animals rather than replacing the lost fruit trees. 22 lambs had been born during the previous days. As the group watched them, took photographs, pet them and fed the mothers treats of corn, the last pregnant ewe went in labor. A visit to the fruit orchard was next. A few Mamey trees grown from mossing lined the path to a citrus plot salvaged from the embargo. Pomegranates and sugar apples had survived the storms and many guava trees were in bloom or already bear ing fruit. The tour ended with a visit to the nursery, where the young fruit trees that had survived the hurricane could be pur chased.

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June 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 GROUP LTD CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING ESTATE SERVICES DEVELOPMENT & CONSTRUCTIONPlanning, Management, Execution of all Stages of Residental, Commercial, Infrastructure or Renovation ProjectsENGINEERING DESIGN & CONSULTINGStructual & Civil Engineering Licensed Professional EngineerESTATE SERVICESProperty Management & MaintenanceAbaco Shopping Center, P.O.Box AB 20200 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas jnicksims@gmail.comnick sims PRESIDENT & ENGINEER 242-577-7467 Tel/Fax: 242-367-sims BETTER BUILDING SOLUTIONS Through the cooperative efforts of presenting sponsor Silver Airways, tourna ment sponsors Bank of America Private Wealth Management and Bertram Yacht, tournament participants and the people of Abaco were treated to a free acoustical concert by country recording artist Colton James. More than 200 people packed the Tipsy Seagull at Treasure Cay to enjoy the music of the Reel Water Cowboy. Through his music, Colton James promotes the responsible enjoyment of our oceans. During the Treasure Cay Champi onship, angler Colton James caught and released a blue marlin aboard the 63 Ber tram Sharkbait. Now celebrating its 40th anniver the tournaments with cumulative points Champions. The BBC endowed two schol arships that enable Bahamian students the opportunity to pursue a degree in marine biology or advanced education in the ma rine technologies. For the very latest tournament information, results, overall standings or to register for the remaining tournament, visit com. Be sure to download the new BBC App for your Android or Apple device. in the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. BBC From Page 16 Blue Marlin Invitational was held May 4-7, in The Bahamas where twentytwo of the top Boats, Anglers, Captains and Crews in the world competed for over $550,000. Wave Paver won the overall title and the top release boat. JR Davis, owner of the Wave Paver, was named top angler. Their catch of four blue marlins and one points. Captain Russell Sinclair of the Waver Paver along with mates Jerry Owens, Ryan House and Jason Parker were presented with numerous trophies from Gray Taxidermy, an original painting from Carey Chen, a Wet Spot unit, along with a the jackpot categories. The largest blue marlin was 727 pounds and was caught aboard Flight Plan by Joe Ferro, along with his team of Chris Peyerk, Chris Shea and Captain Casey Hunt, mates Chris Meek and Stan Hunt. Their 727 pound blue marlin along with two other blue marlin releases put them in The second largest marlin weighed in at 507 pounds and was caught on the guez, along with Captain Robbie Moore, and Dave Berard. They brought home a check worth $99,900 for that marlin and other jackpots. The JICHI, placed 2nd in the release jackpot and 3rd place overall, and they took home a check for $66,240. 3rd place release jackpot went to the WEEZ IN THE KEYS and a check for $39,600. Island Time, a boat run by Chuck Harris who is a resident at the Abaco Club in Marsh Harbour, won the trophy for the ing for a cause and all proceeds of their winnings will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Its not just about having fun, but its about being able to give back, he said. The owners, captains and crews were welcomed by that air conditioned tent and an awesome kick-off party at Abaco Beach ment. Thanks to a variety of sponsors the tournament committee was were able to provide breakfast sandwiches and a special greeting every afternoon when the boats tied up. The awards dinner was really well received as every boat and team attended to congratulate the winners and to enjoy some great food. The owners, captains and crews gave the tournament committee and Abaco Beach Resort a standing ovation Above: Capt. Chuck Harris and the crew of Island Time sport bright pink to raise Breast Cancer Foundation. at the end and big things are expected for next years tournament. The tournament was organized out of the requests and wishes of boat owners, captains and crew and was attended by twenty-three boats. At the end of the tournament participants were given a survey to in the direction that they desire. Manny Alexiou, part owner of Abaco tournaments are slowly returning to Abaco. Its good for us; its good for Abaco because on lay days they go into town and it trickles down to everybody he said. Then it gets in the paper and on social media and reminds people of the good-oletimes and encourages them to come back. tournament that raises money for charities, held their twelfth tournament in The Ba hamas and for the second time at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour in Abaco built boats. Custom Shootout was Reel Pushy, a 70 Spencer. The race from the edge had four boats chasing the title this year but in the end, Ravaganza (Jarrett Bay) edged out the Cats. Tournament organizer Captain Frank Skip Smith said that the Custom ShootUnited States. We thought it was a good way to raise money to give back. So we got the custom builders to come together and starting in January 2002 a small tourChub Cay. Over the years they have contributed to a variety of different charities including this years primary recipient which is the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The tournament also shares some of the funds raised with local charities as well. Ten or twelve of the top boat builders come in for the tournament as well as the major sponsors of the event and they interact with the boat owners and captains Please see Custom Page 22

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2013 en-GBArea Code 242 unless listed otherwiseen-GB en-GB Island-wide Abaco Listingsen-GBAbaco Cottage + 114 hse 366-0576en-GB en-GBAbaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529en-GBCherokee Lee Pinder + 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075 en-GBGrand Cay Rosies Place 352-5458 en-GBGreen Turtle Cay Barefoot Homes 14 hse 577-4092 Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4247 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island Properties + 34 hse 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties + 34 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 en-GBGuana Cay Dive Guana + 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Guana Sunset Beach 13 units 365-5133 Ocean Frontier 6 cott 519-389-4846 Wards Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth Sands + 9 hse 365-5140 en-GBHope Town Abaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Crystal Villas 5 villas 321-452-0164 Elbow Cay Prop + 53 hse 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways + 63 hse 366-0224 Hope Town Inn 6 rm 4 Villas 366-0003 Hope T Villas + 3 hse 366-0266 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages + 4 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 6 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key + 43 hse 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557 en-GBHotels and House Rental Agentsen-GBLubbers Quarters Sea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121 en-GBMan-O-War Island Home Rentals + 2 hse 365-6048 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072 Waterway Rentals + 14 hse 365-6143 en-GBMarsh Harbour area Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719 Abaco Towns 16 apts 367-0148 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 Living Easy + 16 hse 367-2202 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Regattas 32 apts 577-6764 HG Christie + 11 hse 367-4151 en-GBSandy Point Oeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort 14 rm 366-4119 en-GBSpanish Cay Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083 en-GBTreasure Cay Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 5 units 877-786-8455 Treasure Cay Resort + 95 rms 365-8801 Marks Bungalows 4 units 365-8506 Abaco Estate Services + 365-8752 Island Dreams Rental + 357-6576 en-GBTurtle Rock Villas at Palmetto Beach 3 villas 262-820-1900 en-GB en-GBWood Cay Tangelo Hotel 14 rm 1 villa 365-2222 en-GBWeb Sites with Abaco Informationen-GB en-GB http://www.abaconian.comen-GB http://www.abacoinet.comen-GB http.//www.abacoinfo.comen-GB http.//www.abacocottage.comen-GB + agents with multiple cottages and housesen-GB http://www.abacos.comen-GB http://www.oii.neten-GB http://www.bahamas.comen-GBRev. March 2012 en-GBere & Back.....Againen-GBEFFECTIVE: JULY 2012en-GBPh: 242-367-0290 Fax: 242-367-0291 en-GBREGULAR FERRY SCHEDULEen-GB Marsh Harbour to Hope Townen-GB20 minute rideen-GB7:15am / 9:00am / 10:30am /12:15pm 2:00pmen-GB 4:00pm / 5:45pmen-GBHope Town to Marsh Harbouren-GB8:00am / 9:45am / 11:30am /1:30pm 3:00pmen-GB 4:00pm / 5:00pm / 6:30pmen-GBMarsh Harbour to Man-O-Waren-GB20 minute rideen-GB7:15 / 10:30am / 12:15pm / 2:30pm* en-GB 4:00pm / 5:45pmen-GB *Except Sundays and Holidaysen-GBMan-O-War to Marsh Harbour en-GB8:00am / 11:30am / 1:30pm /3:15pm* / 5:00pmen-GB *Except Sundays and Holidaysen-GBMarsh Harbour to Scotland/Guana Cayen-GB30 minute rideen-GB6:45am / 10:30am / 1:30pm /3:30pm 5:45pmen-GBScotland/Guana Cay to Marsh Harbouren-GB8:am / 11:30am / 2:30pm / 4:45pm / 6:30pmen-GBAny stops outside the main harbour will be aen-GB minimum charge of two persons. Two persons or overen-GB will remain at regular charge.en-GBDuring the month of August through December there en-GB are some adjustments made to the schedule.en-GB You are advised to contact the oce for any changes.en-GBREGULAR FERRY FARESen-GBOne Way: $17.00en-GB Round Trip Open Return: $27.00en-GB Children 6-11: Half Priceen-GB Children 5 and under: Freeen-GB Hope Town and Man-O-War ferries depart fromen-GB the Ferry Dock at Crossing Beach. en-GB Guana /Scotland Cay depart from the Conch Inn.en-GB Prices subject to change without notice.en-GBAlburys Ferry ServiceHonesty and Quality You Can Count OnBrandon ompson242-357-6532 Dock ConstructionResidential and Commercial Customized to suit your lifestyleBoat LiftsSales and Service And Much More...Offering unsurpassed attention to detail with almost two decades of hands on experienceContact us today! www.lbtmarine.com bthompson@lbtmarine.com Cell: 242-357-6532 Ph/Fax: 242-367-2704 and together aid in raising funds for well deserving charities. Capt. Skip said that everyone at tending the tournament events had a great time. Abaco Beach Hotel and Boat Harbour Marina was an awesome host as they hosted the kickoff party, the Friday night Honor the Boat Builder party and then the Awards Party Saturday night. Among the custom builders attending and supporting the tournament were John Whiticar of Whiticar Boats, Michael Ry bovich of Rybovich and sons, Paul Spencer of Spencer Yachts, Roy Merritt of Merritt Boats, Dominick LaCombe of American and John Bayliss (Bayliss Boat works). According to Capt. Skip, the tourna weather was great and the food was great. The staff here at the Abaco Beach Resort did a great job. Combine that with these custom boat owners and their crews and we had one of the best tournaments in the world again this year. A stunning awards banquet, with a lot of really outstanding food, was held in the air-conditioned tent at the Abaco Beach Resort and Marina. The tournament co ordinators gave commemorative plaques to each tournament sponsors in recognition for their support of the tournament. The Reel Pushy team of Robert Baker, Jimmy Fields, and Denny Doyle and accepted the First Place trophy, a beautiful sculpture by Ken Ulberg. Custom From Page 21 As has been the case many times over ment of the season. This year is no excep tion. Championship has bolstered the number of onship next week. The top teams are not only vying for the BBC title but also the specially designed 40th Anniversary BBC ring presented by Abaco Gold, and a Steve Goione original artwork of the BBC's 40thanniversary logo. nal tournament this year as the BBC celebrates its 40thanniversary. A full sched ule of '40th anniversary reunion' festivities run throughout the week. The tournament sponsors Bank of American Private Wealth Management, ISR Marine Insurance and Smith-Merritt Insurance have been joined by Aqualuma Lighting, Bertram Yacht, CAT Marine Power, Hatteras, HMY Yacht Sales, MarineMax, and Viking to ensure that everyone will have a great time during the week-long celebration. You can be a part of the festivities Teams will win over $5,000 in cash prizes for removing the invasive species off a dock in Green Turtle Cay in 2008, and she knew it did not belong in this of her friends while diving. The swelling made his forearm as big as Popeyes. Fueled by his pain and the knowledge that populations, Lindsay decided to stab back Something has to be done. Lets make a cash tournament for killing them. A couple of phone calls later, Lind say teamed up with the Reef Environ mental Education Foundation (REEF) and derby. On June 22, teams from around the to hunt in the 5th Annual Green Turtle Cay What would possess teams to go out sive species are voracious predators that threaten marine ecosystems by devouring and reproduce as often as every four days, year round. And they taste delicious. tems worst nightmare, says Lad Akins, co-organizer of the derby and Director of Special Projects at REEF. They are eat ing machines covered in venomous spines. Unstoppable, until divers began interven ing. in 2009. In the past four years, teams have Green Turtle Cay derbies. showed divers put a huge dent in the local egon State University and REEF assessed surrounding Green Turtle Cay immedi ately before and after the derby. The data suggest derby participants removed almost Based off this research, we have learned divers can make a huge difference, says Dr. Stephanie Green of Oregon State University. We are excited to repeat the research again this year, and we expect to see another great reduction. The Bahamas Department of Marine Resources has facilitated these events by issuing a single-day exemption to use com derby. The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Green Turtle Club and Marina, Brendals Dive Center, REEF, and individual donors from Palm Beach County, Florida, have increasing education and awareness, help ing develop a commercial market for lion and encouraging regular year-round re movals. We are thrilled to host the 5th Anhave many skilled teams participating this year. Its going to be the best derby yet. The scoring, awards, and festivities will begin late in the afternoon on Satur day, June 22 at the Green Turtle Club. All are welcome to watch the scoring and participate in the derby should preregister plan to attend the Captains Meeting at the 5:30 pm. To learn more about the derby,

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June 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive Shops Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour . ..................... 367-2963 Dive Abaco Since1978, Marsh Harbour . ..................... 367-2787 Dive Time, Man-O-War................................................365-6235 Froggies, Hope Town . ................................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay . ...................................... 365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay . ....................................... 365-4411 Dive Guana . ................................................................ 365-5178Man-O-War Dive Shop . ................................................365-6013 A & P Car Rentals . ............................................. 367-2655 Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals . .............................. 367-1035 B & B Boat Rentals . ........................................... 367-7368 Bargain Car Rentals . .......................................... 367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals . ................................... 367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals . ....................................... 367-5570 Cruise Abaco. . .................................................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) . ...................... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals . ...................................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars . .................. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals .......................................... 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals . .................................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ......................................... 367-4887 The Moorings Boat Rentals . ............................. .367-4000 Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental . .................. 365-4411 C & D Cart Rental . ............................................. 365-4084 Cruising Cart Rentals . ........................................ 365-4065 D & P Cart Rental . ............................................. 365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals . ....................................... 365-4119 Kool Karts . ........................................................ 365-4176 Reef Boat Rentals . ............................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes . ...................................... 365-4147 T & A Cart Rentals . ............................................ 375-8055 Donna Sands Cart Rentals . ............................... 365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes . ................................. 365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals . ..................................... 354-5175 Lubbers Quarters Cruise Abaco . ............................................. 321-220-8796 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals .................................. 365-6502 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals . ................................. 365-6024 Waterways Boat Rental . ................ 357-6540 & 365-6143 Cats Paw Boat Rentals . ..................................... 366-0380 Elbow Cay Cart . ................................................. 366-0530 Hope Town Cart Rentals . .................................. 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals . .......................................... 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals .............................. 366-0282 J Rs Cart Rental . ................................................ 366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals . .................................... 366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals . ............................................ 366-0069 Adventure on Prozac Kayak . ............................ 365-8749 Blue Marlin Rentals. . ......................................... 365-8687 Cashs Carts . ...................................................... 365-8771 Cornish Car Rentals . .......................................... 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals . ............................................... 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals . ........................................... 365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks . ............................. 365-8749 Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Abaco Pizza. . ................................ $ . .................. 367-4488 Anglers . ................................... $$$ . .................. 367-2158 Curly Tails . ............................... $$$ . .................. 367-4444 Golden Grouper . ........................ $ . .................. 367-2301 Island Family Rest . ....................... $ . .................. 367-3778 Java Coee House . ....................... $ . .................. 367-5523 Jamies Place . ............................. ..$ . .................. 367-2880 Junovias......................................$...................367-1271 Jib Room . .................................. $$ . .................. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken . ............... $ . .................. 367-2615 Mangoes . ................................. $$$ . .................. 367-2366 Pops Place + . .............................. $ . .................. 367-3796 Snack Shack + . ............................ $ . .................. 367-4005 Snappas . .................................... $$ . .................. 367-2278 Wallys . .................................... $$$ . .................. 367-2074 Abaco Inn . .............................. $$$ . .................. 366-0133 Capn Jacks . ................................ $$ . .................. 366-0247 Harbours Edge . ......................... $$ . .................. 366-0087 H T Coee House (B & L) . .............. $ . ................. .366-0760 H T Harbour Lodge . .................. $$$ . .................. 366-0095 Munchies . .................................... $ . .................. 366-0423 OnDa Beach . .............................. $$ . .................. 366-0558 Sea Spray . ............................... $$ . .................. 366-0065 Sugar Shack + . ............................ $ . .................. 366-0788 Petes Pub . .................................. $$ . .................. 366-3503 Cracker Ps . ................................. $$ . .................. 366-3139 Bradleys on the Harbour . ............. $ . .................. 365-6380 Dockn Dine . ................................. $ . .................. 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar . ................ $ . .................. 365-6501 Bakers Bay Market Place . ...... $$$ . .................. 612-1021 Grabbers . ................................... $$ . .................. 365-5133 Nippers ..................................... $$ . ................. 365-5143 Orchid Bay . ............................... $$$ . .................. 365-5175 Coco Beach Bar & Grill. . ................ $ . .................. 365-8470 Florences Cafe . ............................. $ . ................. .365-8354 Spinnaker Restaurant . ............. $$$ . .................. 365-8469 Touch of Class . ........................ $$$ . .................. 365-8195 Treasure Sands Club . ................ $$$ . ................. .365-9385 Blu House . ............................. $$$ . .................. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro . ...................... $$ . .................. 365-4200 Green Turtle Club . .................... $$$ . .................. 365-4271 Harveys Island Grill . ................... $$ . .................. 365-4389 Lizard Bar & Grill........................$$...................365-4191 McIntoshs Restaurant . .............. $$ . .................. 365-4625 Miss Emilys Restaurant . ............. $$ . .................. 365-4181 New Plymouth Inn . .................... $$ . .................. 365-4161 Pineapple Restaurant Bar & Grill . $$ . ................. 365-4039 Plymouth Rock Cafe . .................. $$ . .................. 365-4234 Shorties Take-a-way...................$$..................365-4342 Sundowners . .............................. $$ . .................. 365-4060 Nancys ...................................... $$ . .................. 366-4120Everyone reads The Abaconian Police Hope Town 366-0667 Police Man-O-War 365-6911 Police Treasure Cay 365-8048 Police Green Turtle Cay 365-4550 B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667 Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Man-O-War 365-4019 Abaco Crash Fire & Rescue 365-9111 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0549 Marsh Harbour 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 T reasure Cay 365-8749 Abaco Family Medicine, Marsh Harbour . ..................... 367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic . ................................ 367-0020 Integrated Medical Center . .......................................... 367-1304 Emergency . ............................................... 458-1234 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre . ................................... 367-0049 Government Clinic, Marsh Harbour . ........................... 367-2510 Corbett Clinic, Treasure Cay . ........................................ 365-8288 Government Clinic, Coopers Town . ............................. 365-0300 Government Clinic, Green Turtle Cay . .......................... 365-4028 Government Clinic, Hope Town . .................................. 366-0108 Government Clinic, Sandy Point . ................................. 366-4010 Government Clinic, Fox Town . ..................................... 365-2172 Blu House ....................... 45 . ......... F . ......... 365-4200 Green Turtle Club . .............. 32 . ......... F . ......... 365-4271 Black Sound Marina . .......... 15 . ..................... 365-4531 Other Shore Club . ............... 12 . ......... F . ......... 365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service ........... 10 . ......... F . ......... 365-4033 Leeward Yacht Club............ 26.........F...........365-4191 Treasure Cay Marina . ........ 150 . ......... F . ......... 365-8250 Man-O-War Marina . .......... 26 . ......... F . ......... 365-6008 Boat Harbour Marina . ...... 183 . ......... F . ......... 367-2158 Conch Inn . .......................... 75 . ......... F . ......... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina . ........ 36 . ......... F . ......... 367-2182 Mangoes Marina . ............... 29 . ..................... 367-4255 Marsh Harbour Marina . ...... 52 . ......... F . ......... 367 2700 Hope Town Marina . ............ 16 . ..................... 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways . ................................ 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina . .............. 6 . ......... F . ......... 366-0154 Sea Spray . .......................... 60 . ......... F . ......... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Marina . ........... 75 . ......... F . ......... 365-0083 Bakers Bay Marina . .......... 158 . ......... F . ......... 365-5802 Guana Hide-aways . ............ 37 . ..................... 577-0003 Orchid Bay . ......................... 64 . ........ F . ......... 365-5175Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour . ................ 367-2936 . ......................... 367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure . ............................... 577-0004 Adventure on Prozac T Cay . ............................ 365-8749 . ...................... 365-4411 . ........................... 365-8506 . .......... 367-2787 . ............. 366-0024 Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is . ........................... 367-2266 AirGate Aviation New Smyrna Beach.....................................367-1900 American Eagle Miami . ..................................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud . ............................ 367-2095 Regional Freeport ............................................................... 367-0446 Silver Airline Orlando Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach . .............................................. 367-3415 Sky Bahamas Nassau . ......................................... ................ 367-0996 Western Air Nassau . ......................................... .................. 367-3722 Abaco Air . .............................................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters . ........................................................ 367-3450 Extra $3 for each passengers above two ective Dec 08Clinic, Downtown, Stop Light, . ........................................................ $10 Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry . ........................................ $15 Spring City . ........................................................................................ $15 Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch . ............................. $15 Murphy Town & Great. Cistern .......................................................... $20 Snake Cay . ........................................................................................ $35 Casuarina Point ................................................................................. $60 Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour . ............................................. $80 Bahama Palm Shore . ......................................... ................................ $90 Crossing Rocks . ................................................................................ $105 Sandy Point . ................................................................................... $150 Leisure Lee . ....................................................................................... $50 Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry . ................................................... $80 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $85 Fox Town . ........................................................................................ $165 Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel . ................................................. $ 10 Nat. Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr. Cistern . .......................................... $10 Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea. Eective Dec 08Green Turtle Cay ferry dock . ......................................... ...................... $10 Madeira Park . .................................................................................... $20 Sand Banks . ...................................................................................... $25 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $30 Leisure Lee . ....................................................................................... $45 Black Wood . ...................................................................................... $20 Fire Road & Coopers Town . ............................................................... $40 Cedar Harbour . ................................................................................. $60 Wood Cay . ......................................................................................... $70 Mount Hope . .................................................................................... $80 Fox Town . .......................................................................................... $85 Crown Haven . ................................................................................... $90 Marsh Harbour airport . ..................................................................... $80 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport . .............................................. $80 Treasure Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour . ................................................ $85 Treasure Cay Hotel to Green Turtle Ferry . ........................................... $25 Treasure Cay Hotel to Blue Hole . ........................................................ $30 Albert Lowe Museum . ................................ Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits . .. Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden . .................... Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum . ................. Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station . .................................... Hope Town Swim Mermaid Reef o Marsh Harbour . ........ Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole . ........... Treasure Cay farm road Art studio & working foundry . ...................... Little Harbour Working boatyards . ..................................... Man-O-War cay Bring errors & revisions to our attention Revised Dec 2012 All phones use area code 242 unless notedwww.theabaconian.comAlburys Ferry Service Marsh H.>Guana Cay/Scotland cay From Conch Inn advised to contact the oce for the changes. Note: 4:30 pm trip to GTC not on Sundays ** Note: 4:30 pm trip will be made from New Plymouth only Between Abaco & Grand Bahama Summer Schedule only (April to Dec) Sandy Point & Nassau Every Friday & Sunday, except holidays, under 4 hours. Call 225-3376 or 366-4119 Call for rates. Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 30 minutes Marsh Harbour . . . . . . . . North Abaco . . . . Sandy Point . . . . Treasure Cay . Casaurina Point . Cherokee . . . . Crossing Rocks . Green Turtle Cay . . Hope Town . . Man-O-War . Charter Fishing Boats . . . . . . Agape Family Dental, Marsh Harbour..........................367-4355 Diamante Dental, Marsh Harbour................................367-4968 Man O War Dental Clinic..............................................365-6508 Abaco Island Pharmacy, Marsh Harbour......................367-2544 Chemist shoppe, Marsh Harbour.................................367-3106 Caribbean Veterinary Centre, Marsh Harbour..............367-3551 Island Veterinary Clinic, Marsh Harbour......................367-0062

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

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June 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 12 June 15th, 2013 PM speaks at ECC graduation Sandy Point youth enjoy organized weekend of funBy Jennifer Hudson Please see Weekend Page 2 On June 10, 2013 Every Child Counts graduated 13 students. The key note speaker of the event was Prime Minister Christie. Mr. Christie spoke of his own struggles and encour aged the children to never give up. Mr. Christie has a special needs child and so has been a long-time supporter of the school. He commended Principal Lyn Major and the schools faculty and community supporters, saying the school is a model that should be replicated throughout the country. For the full story see page 8. Above: some Sandy Point youth proudly displaying their medals won during the Youth Weekend which took place May 31-June 2.

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian June 15, 2013 School & Youth News Weekend From Page 1 Above: members of the Blue Marlin team were victorious at the end of Sandy Points Youth Weekend. Organizers intend this to be the start of an annual event. Fifteen Graduates participated in Agapes Eleventh Commencement ExerciseBy Mirella Santillo Please see Agape Page 4

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian June 15, 2013 School & Youth News Agape From Page 2 Above: Agapes graduating class of 2013. GGYAs Bronze Completion Award presented to twenty six studentsBy Mirella Santillo Please see GGYA Page 5

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June 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 Ron-Paul Cabinets PlusVisit our Showroom Located Opposite the old Lowes PharmacyOwners: Ronnie & Pauline RobertsPhone: (242) 367-0546 BOOKCASES TODDLER BEDS BABY CRIBS 4 DRAWER CHEST ADIRONDACK CHAIRS WOODEN & METAL BUNK BEDS CARPET & PADDING MATTRESS, BOX SPRINGS & FRAMES 7 MM LAMINATE FLOORING & PADDING King Orthopedic Mattress was $445.00 now $400.00 Man-O-War HardwareNon-Corrosive HardwareAn Extensive Selection of Brass, Stainless & MonelBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel BoltsStainless Steel Hurricane Clips#1 LumberPlain & Pressure TreatedPine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyInterior, Exterior & MarinePLYWOOD For quotes or information Call Walter Sweeting l Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, BahamasPh: (242) 365-6011 l Fax (242) 365-6039 School & Youth News GGYA From Page 4 Above: some of Abacos GGYA students with leaders and dignitaries during the award ceremony on June 4. The Bronze Completion Award entails months of demonstrating dif ferent skills including hiking, camping and community service. Kiwanis Club hosts Leadership TrainingBy Samantha Evans Twelve graduate from Long Bay High SchoolBy Samantha Evans

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian June 15, 2013 en-GBe Abacosen-GBNational Workers Health Plan-Integrated Medical Clinic along with the Millers School of Medicine, Baptist Hospital en-GB of South Florida and the Tennet Group of hospitals have joined in an exciting Partnership for the purpose of en-GB providing quality aordable Health Care services to the Abacos citizens and Residents.en-GB With the growth in population and the present dramatic increase in Touristic development, The Partners to this en-GB arrangeen-GBment are condent that the immediate and future needs of the Abacos can be adequately met.en-GB The Partners are committed to excellence in service, patients satisfaction and medical experience that will be the en-GB hallmark en-GBfor all members who come into our program.en-GB The Partners look forward to having a lifelong relationship based on patient satisfaction and best medical en-GB practice.en-GB For aordability, quality choice with excellent coverage at a competitive price, NWHP is your premier choice for a en-GB Healthcare Network now and into the future.en-GBNWHP Network Abaco Locationen-GB One Place Bay Streeten-GB Marsh Harbour, Abaco en-GB Telephone: (242) 367-2263 en-GB (242) 357-8494 (242) 357-7857 en-GBCome under the shelter of NWHP & IMCen-GB Why NWHP and IMC?en-GBNational Workers Health Plan and en-GB Integrated Medical Centre Partners with en-GB Baptist Hospital of South Florida en-GB 1(786) 596-1960en-GB Tennet Group of Hospitalsen-GB 1(561) 844-6300en-GB The Millers School of Medicineen-GB 1 (305) 243-4000 School & Youth News Bahamas Union of Teachers members bid farewell to Area Vice PresidentBy Samantha Evans Abaconian graduates summa cum laude from Palm Beach AtlanticBy Samantha Evans Miss Teen Bahamas Galaxy donates to Every Child CountsBy Samantha Evans ACHS students celebrate their heritage through Arts and CraftsBy Mirella Santillo Please see Crafts Page 7

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June 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open 7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm F riday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 School & Youth News G.I.F.T.E.D in Christ launches self-esteem building program for young womenBy Samantha Evans Crafts From Page 6 Seven graduate hair and nailsBy Samantha Evans

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian June 15, 2013 School & Youth News By Mirella Santillo ECC graduates 13 with visit from Prime Minister Above: in an emotional performance, some of the graduates former classmates sing an encouraging piece of music Above: The Rt. Hon. Perry Christie with valedictorian, Richia Wright (left), and Latonya Moss (right) at Every Child Counts graduation ceremony.

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June 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 Sports By Canishka Alexander CAPS athletes secure eight medals at Nassau track meet Above: some of the twenty six athletes from Central Abaco Primary School who competed in the Track & Field Championship in Nassau during May. Their Coach, Geoffrey Vis tor, was pleased with their performances, which resulted in bringing home eight medals. Baseball season closes on Abaco, players head to nationals in Freeport By Canishka Alexander Above: NABA and YBAA 9-10 players pose after the game. Please see Baseball Page 10

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian June 15, 2013 Sports Baseball From Page 9 Above: a North Abaco Baseball Associa game of the season on June 1. Abaconian participates in half Ironman By Mirella Santillo Above: Brent Cartwright carries the Ba Ironman Marathon in Orlando, FL.

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian June 15, 2013 6 pc ORIGINAL $5.95 Abaco Limited time only Lot 11 Abaco Club $525,000 New Price $299,900 Grander $839,900 Sports By Mirella Santillo Abacom United ends soccer season on high noteAbove: some Abacom United players enjoying their victory. By Canishka Alexander Above: Oscar "Togo" Rolle of the T.C. Jets pitches and serves a fast one to Cameo Rus sell of the DNR Sluggers on May 25. Softball action continues in Murphy Town

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June 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 Postponed MotherDaughter Tea Party to be held June 29By Vernique Russell North Abaco On May 29, Country recording artists, Colton James, played to a packed out Tispy Seagull in treasure Cay. As part of the anniversary, and in conjunction with Sil ver Airways, tournament sponsors Bank of America Private Wealth Management and Bertram Yacht, and Treasure Cay Resort & Marina, the tournament participants and locals were treated to a free acoustical concert. More than 200 enjoyed the mu sic of the Reel Water Cowboy. Through his music, Colton James promotes the re sponsible enjoyment of our oceans. During the Treasure Cay Championship, angler Colton James caught and released a blue marlin aboard the 63 Bertram Sharkbait. Colton James performs in Treasure Cay Sand castle enchants Treasure Cay visitors nament, Victor Sandman Leong (bottom right) constructed a giant sandcastle (top) over two days. Sand castle building classes (bottom) were also held throughout the day by Rocio Flor.

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian June 15, 2013 TEACHERS AND SALARIED WORKERS en-GB CO-OPERATIVE CREDIT UNION LIMITEDen-GBCENTRAL PINES SHOPPING CENTER & BUSINESS COMPLEX en-GBInquiries can be made at the: Abaco Branch Nassau Branchen-GB B& L Plaza Independence Driveen-GB P.O. Box AB-20187 P.O. Box N-8325en-GB Marsh Harbour, Abaco Nassau, Bahamasen-GB (242) 367-3613 (242) 502-9200en-GB COMING SOON en-GBFOOD STORE en-GB FAST FOOD FRANCHISEen-GB MEDICAL CLINICen-GB RESTAURANTen-GB HARDWARE STOREen-GB Spaces available for: ACCOUNT OFFICE INSURANCE COMPANY LEGAL OFFICE CONSULTING FIRM School & Youth News St. Francis de Sales graduates 11 in Class of 2013 By Canishka Alexander Above: Graduating Class of 2013 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic School on June 6. Please see St Francis Page 15

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June 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 School & Youth News St Francis From Page 14 Groups help replant Hope Town dunesAbove: Cheyenne Knowles, Shanna Joseph and Bessie Lowe planting sea oats on a damaged Hope Town dune. By Candace Cay Please see Dunes Page 16 Above: Team Leader, Danny Trembley, and his volunteers stand in front of some freshly planted sea oats. The sea oats protect the sandy dunes from erosion.

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian June 15, 2013 School & Youth News Dunes From Page 15 By Canishka Alexander Dept. of Education hosts Pre-Independence Youth Rally and Parade Above: students march through the streets of Marsh Harbour as part of the pre-Independence celebration hosted by the Dept. of Education. Please see Parade Page 17

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June 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 Canal Front Property in Beautiful FOR SALETreasure Cay Abaco, BahamasTreasure Cay Boasts one of National Geographics 10 best beaches in the world! 111 dock with boat lift, davits & cleaning station $299,000 Call: 305-245-6043 or Email: hquin1902@gmail.com FOR BOAT INFO SEE THE CLASSIFIED SECTION Angels Academy Teaching VacancyAngels Academy invites applications from qualified teachers for the following positions: Pre-Kindergarten Grade 6.Applicants must: The deadline for applications is June 30, 2013. All applicants can submit their resumes via email to angelsacademy@angelsacademyabaco.com School & Youth News Parade From Page 16 Hope Town School's entry places as a the Year AwardBy Candace Key Above: Hope Town Schools Eloise Albury. Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Award Programme. She won a $1,500 scholarship for high school. Kiwanis Club starts Key Club on AbacoBy Samantha Evans

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian June 15, 2013 en-GBe en-GB2en-GBnd en-GBArcher Family Reunionen-GBAugust 2-5, 2013en-GBPersons in Abaco can contact en-GB Glender Knowles, Veronica Williams or en-GB Courtney Chandler for further information Church News Miracle Church of God celebrates 100 yearsBy Annabelle Cross Above: the Church of God congregation in Green Turtle Cay, which is celebrating 100 Crown Haven Womens Conference inspires attendeesBy Vernique Russell Celebration and Revival held in Coopers TownBy Vernique Russell

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June 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 19 **NOTICE**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, 2013At Sand Dollar Shoppe Abaco GoldMarsh Harbour, Abaco Ph: 367-4405The following persons are notied to come and collect their repaired items: JEWELRY Tonya Armstrong Avery Lightbourn Donita Russell Eban Hanna Lezaro Cornish Steve Gardner Janet Saunders John Albury Angie Rolle WATCHES David Laing John Nesbit Melissa Green Mary Dames Mrs. Walker Shevalo Roberts Darlene Desinor Barbra Williams GLASSES NOTICE The owners of Island Delight Juice and Water Company wishes to let all of its valued customers know that they will be unable to oer their usual services for approximately 4 to 6 months as they rebuild due to a re that completely destroyed their facilities. Also, Abaco Ice (1996) Ltd. still oers their services of ice deliveries and can be reached at 367-2697 or 367-3937. We appreciate your business and apologize for the inconvenience. MANAGEMENT. Across 4. Cant believe it s not butter. 5. Worn to better your vision; glasses. 9. Style of folk music originating from Mexico. 12. Artistic effect painted around angels and saints. 14. Artists of The White Album. 17. Game of ________; Popular HBO series based on George R.R. Martins fantasy novels. 18. El Jefe; Infamous Dominican Republic dictator. 19. This Council is the highest authority in Bahamian law. 20. Mad, upset. Down 1. Used in the ancient world to write on and read, today is a function of your mouse. 2. _______, Jurassic, and Cretaceous 3. Delicious Mollusk. 7. A different way. 8. To stay around. 10. Famous author who frequented Bimini. 11. A type of coral; something inside your skull. 13. Once this mystical box is opened it cannot be shut again. 15. If some things are not polished they lose their ________. 16. ______ T ail; type of lizard recognized for its namesake. Across 1. KNOCKOUT Abacom United recently won this Football (Soccer) Cup. 3. LIONFISH Several derbies are planned to help reduce numbers of this invasive specie. 4. DOUBLE Twice. 8. TOPSAIL The Duchess of ______; recently retired freight boat. 11. AUGUST The Deputy Prime Minister announced on a recent trip to Abaco that the new airport was set to open during this month. 14. HELICOPTER Vehicle cabable of completely vertical takeoff. 15. ULYSSES James Joyce read. 16. GOOMBAY Sea Spray Resort of several of these festivals. Down 2. NINTENDO Super, 64 and Wii. 4. DAVIS Minister of Works. 5. UNCLE Your mothers brother. 6. FOSTER Nancy ______ ; NOAA vessell recently spotted off Abaco. 7. LIMBO This activity requires a 8. TEACHERS These professionals are genreally honoured in May. 9. AUSTRALIA Down Under 10. POTHOLES Abacos roads are dangerous features. 12. SUPERMAN Famous superhero; Kal-el 13. LOW The _____ Place ; Popular Man-O-War hangout. June 1 Crossword Answers

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Page 20 Section B The Abaconian June 15, 2013 PROPERTY FOR SALEBUSINESS INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY POSSIBLE USES INCLUDE A BONEFISHING LODGE2 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 related development. Property Size: 60,026 sq. ft. -1,378 acres (W-100 ft, L-591 ft) Appraised in 2012 at $598,000 Appraised value is provided as a market indicator only Telephone inquiries and/or written oers with telephone contact and postal address should be submitted to:Attention: C. Hall P.O. Box N-8329, Nassau, Bahamas Tel: 242-394-9929 Fax: 242-393-4288We reserve the right to reject and/or refuse any oer Terms: 10% upon acceptance; balance upon completionLot 9 Yellow Wood, Cherokee Sound, Abaco Church News G.I.F.T.E.D. hosts High Tea Luncheon for girlsBy Samantha Evans Change Ministries hosts Womens ConferenceBy Canishka Alexander Above: Dr. Yvonne Capehart speaks to the congregation. Remembering Family and Friends James Lawrence Cash New Life Ministries hosts Praise and Worship Conference By Vernique Russell

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June 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 21 A Musical FamilyBy Jennifer Hudson Artist Highlight Above: The Bethel Family on their instruments.

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Page 22 Section B The Abaconian June 15, 2013 ABACO ISLAND PHARMACY LTD.We have moved! Next to ECC and across from BTC, Marsh Harbour 367.2544 tel 367.6544 faxabacoislanpharmacy@gmail.comPrescriptions Testing Beauty Supplies Vitamins Supplements 8:30am 6pm Sundays 9am 4pm Business Service Directory Rentals: Services: Big Cat Equipment THE KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS IS TO MARKET AND PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS ON A CONSISTENT BASIS. One way to get your business known is to start with a BUSINESS CLASSIFIED for only $45 per issue for B&W or opt for our six issue discount rate. Contact Us For More Information 367-3200 or email: abaconiannews@gmail.com GET YOUR BUSINESS KNOWN!! en-GBNassau 242-457-4SOD (4763) or 225-4SOD (4763)en-GB Abaco 242-357-6975 Fax: 242-367-2424 GRASS GRASS GRASS en-GBFrom Our Farm to Your Door!en-GBWe Now Have en-GBSODen-GBfor Immediateen-GB Delivery! Located Don MacKay Blvd en-GBand Airporten-GBPhone 367-2431 Marsh Harbouren-GB Mon Sat 7:30 5 Sun 10 5en-GB Visa and MasterCard Accepted BARGAIN en-GBCAR RENTALSen-GBSummer Special Ratesen-GBMid Size Cars: $70 Daily $350 Weeklyen-GB Full Size Cars &en-GB Mini Vans: $80 Daily $450 Weeklyen-GB** MON-THUR $10 OFF YOUR DAILY RATE en-GBDon MacKay Blvd (Next to the Kidney Center)en-GB PH: 367-0500, 225-3657 (Toll Free) Fax: 367-0501Housebreaking Housebreaking Drug Arrest Fraud by False Pretences Housebreaking Stealing by Reason of Employment Crime Report

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June 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 23 NEW COLOR OPTIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIFIEDCall 367-3200 Fax 367-3677abaconiannews@gmail.com BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE VEHICLES FOR SALE Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color high light on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com Items for Sale, Employment, Services, Cars & Boats BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE13ft Boston Whaler, BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE1996-Toyota Windom 2.5, Get ResultsAdvertise with a Classified TODAY 25 Classic Mako, 26 1994 Mako, 28 Blackfin 31 Tiara, 1990, 34 Crusader, 42 1986 Bertram GE Electric Stove, RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS NEW COLOR OPTIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIFIEDCall 367-3200 Fax 367-3677abaconiannews@gmail.com WANTED TO BUYWanted to Buy: Minimum for 3 lines of info $10 per issue Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color highlight on word ing, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale Get ResultsAdvertise with a Classified The New Plymouth Inn, quiet Colonial charm Priced to sell! Casuarina Point, Marsh Harbour, Marsh Harbour, Sweetings Villiage, Marsh Harbour, Sweetings Villiage Crime Report

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