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August 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 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 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 15 August 1st, 2013 Min. Dorsett visits pilot logging project in Spring City Man-O-War celebrates Independence with day of traditional games By Mirella Santillo The Minister of Environment and Housing, the Hon. Kendred Dorsett, came to Abaco on July 15 to visit sites of the pine forest. His inspection of the established for est in the north of the island was followed by a long visit to the site of the Bahamas National Trust logging pilot project in Spring City. The BNT logging project, which started on July 1, is aimed at training young men with the operating of chain saw, sawmill and the various equipment necessary to facilitate logging and to de termine economic feasibility. The site of the operation is located in the pine forest Above: logging trainees and BNT coordinators stand by lumber produced from Abaco Pine. Please see Logging Page 2 By Rachel Ahrnsen On Thursday, July 18, Sea Spray Re sort held their 4th annual Goombay Fes tival, which has been sponsored by Kalik and Commonwealth Brewery. This night was the second to last of the four week fes tival, which had celebrations every Thurs day night at the resort. The crowd was entertained that night by nationally recog nized performer, KB. There was a large crowd of both tour ists and Bahamians, who celebrated Baha mian culture together. The evening began with a local calypso band playing, while festival goers enjoyed a buffet of tradi tional Bahamian food, drinks, and perused local jewelry and crafts that were for sale. The headliners of the festival were DJ Emerge, and Bahamian legend Kirkland Bodie, who is better known as KB. KB was an energetic and interactive performer, and encouraged the crowd to come forward and start dancing as soon as he got onstage. KB was friendly with the audience, and he began his performance by naming different countries and areas of The Baha mas, asking the natives of these places to raise their hands. The crowd was extreme ly excited to hear the famous Bahamian Goombay Summer Festival highlights Bahamian culture for locals and tourists alike Final two concerts feature KB and Geno D Please see Goombay Page 11 Man-O-War Cay has always celebrated Independence with a game full of family and traditional games. Above: the slippery pole is the always-popular highlight of the day. See page 10. Above: a young man carries his younger brother through the Junkanoo rush during the recent Goombay Festival held at Sea Spray Resort on Elbow Cay.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian August 1, 2013 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com running along the old Spring City Road. It is a continuation of the training that took place a few months ago, during which peo ple were taught to recognize and mark trees that were suitable for logging, under the tu toring of a forestry expert, Arien Sickken. The Minister who traveled to Abaco with another member of his cabinet, David Cates, was also accompanied by a forestry expert for the Caribbean, Claus-Martin Ecklemann and a crew of reporters from ZNS and BIS. Senator Gary Sawyer was also part of the delegation. They were later joined by Renardo Curry, Member of Par liament for North Abaco. with the Food and Agriculture Organiza tion of the United Nations, helped set-up the project last year in partnership with Christopher Russell, head of the Depart ment of Forestry for the Bahamas National Trust. During his visit, Minister Dorsett wit nessed the various operations involved in the logging process from cutting the trees with chainsaws, skidding the logs out of the forest and cutting them on the sawmill. He was particularly interested in watching a log being sliced in planks. Ter working on the project operated the saw mill to cut a large log measuring 3.17m long x 25 cm in diameter. Four A qual ity pieces and one B quality piece were re covered in the process as well as leftover wood. The planks will be left to dry until moisture has evaporated. Mr. Sickken who had explained the South Abaco Logging From Page 1 whole logging process to the minister, said that usually a log produces approximately 50% of lumber material. The Minister was very impressed with the project, visualizing all the possi bilities offered by this new industry, as far as jobs and revenues were concerned. He was told that all of the wood can be used; the pine which will not be treated will have to be used indoors. A pieces can be utilized for furniture making. Even the second choice pieces can be reshaped to be used as molding or baseboard, even as suggested by Senator Sawyer to make boat models. The bark and other left over wood can be mulched or burnt for coal. Several members of the Bahamas Na tional Trust, among them David Knowles Director of Parks, Christopher Russel, Wavell Hanna, Marvin Russell and For were available to discuss the project with the visitors. The Spring City exercise which will be carried until the middle of August after which time the sawmill will be returned to Eleuthera. It was mentioned that concessions for timber-harvesting in two Crown Land areas of Abaco had been granted to Rob Roman, with Lindar Industries, one for approximately 1500 acres in the Treasure Cay Airport area and over 5000 acres in the Little Harbour Protected Forest. Below: a trainee operating the sawmill. Above: Min. Dorsett speaking to North Abaco MP Renardo Curry along with BNT Direc tor of Parks David Knowles and David Cates about the prospects of forestry on Abaco.

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August 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 Furniture Plus South Abaco By Jennifer Hudson expanding the National Parks System in Abaco was held on July 25 at the J. A. Pin der Primary School in Sandy Point. Areas of interest for discussion were Cross Har bour, East Abaco Creeks and the Marls. Presenters were dShan Maycock, an en vironmentalist presently working in Grand Bahama, Lyn Gates, Deputy Director of the Bahamas National Trust and Olivia Patterson, Programme Coordinator with Friends of the Environment. The meeting was opened with a very brief introduction by Lyn Gates who told those gathered that the prospect of more protected areas in Abaco and Grand Baha ma was being looked at and that three years ago the Bahamas National Trust with other conservation organizations got together to form a master plan. She stated that the aim about the proposals for two new protected areas. In her presentation dShan Maycock stated that the National Parks are places of natural beauty and the goal is to protect their biodiversity. Of the 27 National Parks throughout The Bahamas, six are in Aba co. These are the Abaco National Park in South Abaco, Walkers Cay, Black Sound Cay, Fowl Cays, Tilloo Cay and the Peli can Cays. The two new proposed areas are both in South Abaco, one being the Abaco Marls Natural Reserve which is a large ex pensive area and the other being the Cross Harbour Protected Area. Ms. Maycock informed the audience that three Rapid Ecological Assessment (REA) teams have been here gathering ecological data which will help to establish a baseline for long-term monitoring activi ties. also carried out some tagging. 2. A plant team studied the diversity of plant types and some bird nesting sites. 3. The coral reef team studied the overall health of the reefs. Ms. Maycock closed her presentation by stating that the Bahamas National Pro tected Areas System is supported by gov ernment which protects 20% of the marine shore environment. Olivia Patterson concentrated her presentation on the Cross Harbour Protect as a National Park conservation zone by Friends of the Environment in 2006. In 2009 an application for Crown Land was ter by AFFGA (Abaco Fly Fishing Guides Association). Ms. Paterson gave the fol lowing reasons for needing to protect Cross Harbour. 3. Educational potential with cultur al and historical use 4. Restored wetland habitat. Cross Harbour is a very well round ed site and the goal is to protect it to ensure that biodiversity is maintained and to pre serve its resources for future generations, she closed by saying. A question and answer period fol pressed their concerns about the future of cerned that the Marls area should not be made a no take zone since that is where men make their living. Expressing his con children and grandchildren and there will ing. In reply it was stated that the main concern is to protect the area from largescale development such as buildings and marinas along the shoreline. Ms. Gape stated that everybody needs to get involved and that the team wants to get the feelings of people on how the areas are being used to take into account when making decisions. She told those gathered that following this initial consultation the team will come back again to present the proposal which they will then give to the government. She further added that they will make a presentation on the results of the REAs and also that they want to create Public meeting at Sandy Point held regarding expanding the National Parks System Above: the question and answer period with BNT Forest Warden Marcus Davis making a point.

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian August 1, 2013 White Sound, Elbow Cay FULL SERVICE MARINA WATERFRONT VILLAS For local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065 email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.com Bahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun. Enjoy a delicious dinner with us Sea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Happy Hour Daily 5 pm 6 pm Open Year Round Come lounge at The Helm, our indoor bar Boat House Restaurant Tuesday Night BBQ Buffet ALL YOU CAN EAT $20.00 per person LIVE MUSIC by: Clint Sawyer Join in the limbo with Desmond Cartwright Every Tuesday 6:30 pm 9 pm Starting April 9th Central & All Abaco By Timothy Roberts During a routine patrol on July 29 the Royal Bahamas Defense Force, acting violations in Bahamian waters. Acting Sub-Lieutenant, James Cox of the Royal Bahamas Defense Force aboard the HMBSP-45 said We were acting on a that they had spotted a boat that had been The RBDF P-45 gave pursuit and in tercepted the vessel just behind Scotlands Cay. Sub-Lieutenant Cox said that during items. The RBDF boarded and searched the the permit tells you what you can and can not catch which they had signed indicat ing that they understood the terms. How claimed not to know. We arrested them and alerted Fisher ies Assistant Superintendent Carroll Laing and brought them back to Marsh Harbour for processing. The captain, a 52 year old U.S. citi zen from Florida, took full responsibil ity for the vessel and the infraction. The According to the police report the suspect was found in possession of a num conchs. The suspect was granted cash bail and is set to appear in court on the 8th, August 2013. There were four (4) other U.S. citi zens aboard the vessel including two 17 year-old males and a 25 year-old male from Florida and a 55 year-old male from Kentucky. Sub-Lieutenant Cox said this is how we make arrests, with the help of the lo resource if we dont protect it, who will? Mr. Laing said that at about 4pm he received a call from the HMBSP-45 that they had chased a boat and observed them throwing what appeared to be lobster over board. He said the captain has decided to take full responsibility for everything. He indicated he has been coming here for twenty years and he knows the rules and regulations. He was cautioned and placed under arrest. Foreign poachers apprehended Men arraigned at Magistrates Court for major offences Six men were arraigned at Magis trates Court #1 at the Government Com Johnson and Alonzo Roberts were charged with the offences of causing grievous harm intent to endanger life. According to Detective Sgt. 2377 Christopher Farquharson of the Central Detective Unit (CDU), a call was received on June 22 at midnight at the Marsh Har bour Police Station. The caller explained that a young man named Bradley Ferguson of Murphy Town had been shot several times in the lower body. Ferguson was tak en to the Government Clinic and received medical attention, but was later transported to Princess Margaret Hospital where he re ceived further treatment. Johnson and Alonzo Roberts of Murphy Town were named in the matter, however when police were issued a search warrant for their residence, they were nowhere to be found. In their investigation, police of Abaco district and escaped to Grand Ba hama. Detective Sgt. Farquharson said that Abaco police issued a wanted poster re questing the publics assistance in the ap prehension of the two suspects. On July 13, Grand Bahamas Mobile Division arrested Johnson and Roberts in reference to this matter. The suspects were found guilty of the offences, and remanded to Her Maj estys Prison. Detective Sgt. Farquharson thanked of the Marsh Harbour Police Station who investigated the matter. In the second case, Steve Pedican re ported that he was robbed at gunpoint in the area of Louies Bar and Restaurant in Fire Road on July 13 at 2:10 a.m. Pedican said that he was approached by a man he knew from Coopers Town, who robbed him of his gold chain and charm. Police of to the matter, and arrested Dylan Jordan. Jordan was transported to CDU in Marsh interviewed and charged the suspect in ref erence to armed robbery. Jordan was ar raigned in court on July 16, and remanded to Her Majestys Prison. Again, Detective Sgt. Farquharson responding to the complaint, and arrest ing the suspect in a timely manner. The their good work. There were three other males who ap peared in court for the minor offences of warrant of arrest, disorderly conduct, and breach of bail act, respectively. Above: Defence Force with some of the poachers in custody. Mr. Laing added that we have asked permit that tells them what they can and cannot do, but unfortunately some people decide to just ignore. But our patrol boats are out there and we want the foreign na tionals to know that we are out there and you wont know when we are coming and if they are found to be in violation they will be arrested there will be no breaks!

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August 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 Central & All Abaco Murphy Town Cultural Extravaganza brings in Independence By Mirella Santillo During the evening of July 9, the 40th Anniversary of Independence Cultural Ex travaganza brought a large crowd to the decorated stage and several tents had been set. Two large tents offered shelter and seats, and included a section for the dig nitaries, among them Administrator Pres ton Cunningham, Permanent Secretary of State, Alexander Flowers and District Superintendent of Education, Dr. Lenora Black.. The evening included music from gospel bands, solo singing, rake nscrape and popular calypso and goombay rhythms. Around 9:00 p.m., Sandra Edwards began the evening performances, and beautifully sang the National Anthem and This Land is my Land. Then, announced by dynamic MC Shelley Austin, the various church bands, including the Latter Rain Praise Team, the New Vision Band, Genesis, Kevin Saw yer and his group, climbed to the stage in turn, anointing the crowd with many wellknown religious songs. Singing was followed by dancing. The Change Ministries Praise Dancers, some dressed in black with a yellow and blue sash, two dressed in white while wav on the grass. Later on, the grass also be came the stage for the Abaco Foundation Cultural Camp youth group performances. Introduced by Sonia Roberts, eight girls in black tops and white skirts draped in a yel low or blue sash, danced to old-fashioned songs. The act concluded with two boys joining them in dancing to the tune of Back to Balemina, with panama hats on their heads and the girls holding baskets. While on the stage, Mrs. Roberts commented on the meaning of the anniver sary. After forty years, it is time to re changes. By now, we should know what works and what does not. There were two special performers: Viola Johnson with her grater and knife, who interpreted a rake ns scrape version of Old Time Religion. Yasmin Glinton, an Abaco Central High School teacher on the way of becoming a popular local actress, acted out a short skit, which was written by her. After that, the rhythm changed. Gos pel was replaced by lively calypso and goombay with performances by T-Time band, Funk Creations Group and Rum Hill Band, the latter interpreting a rendering of Happy Birthday Bahamas. As the evening progressed, the crowd increased and by 11:00 p.m., the soccer around the stage, others hanging around the food and bar tents. Members of the four units of the Ba hamian Police, Immigration, Customs and the Royal Defense Force Cadets made their appearance. Preceded by a the National Anthem, they started marching across the now included Mr. Renardo Curry, MP for North Abaco. Each unit led by its commander per formed a marching manoeuver, and MP Curry solemnly inspected each division, before returning to his position in front of the pole, from where he addressed the as sembly, reminiscing on the historical mo ments that led to the independence and, freedom for all. An unfortunate mistake had been made and instead of the Flag, a decorative bunting was raised. After a few moments the bunting was removed and the real Flag was raised. the skies, heralding the dawn of July 10. A Junkanoo rush followed. Simmons Co. clears drains ahead of more road work Above: workers with Simmons Construction were seen clearing drains around Marsh Harbour on July 30 as well as surveying the roads. According to Minister of Works, Philip Brave Davis, Simmons Construction is to lay hot mix on roads in Central Abaco. It is unclear as of press time whether asphalting the roads is a separate contract from the sand and seal Simmons has been attempting throughout Central Abaco and whether or not mobilization funds for the project has been given to Simmons from the Central Government yet.

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian August 1, 2013 From the Editor's Desk // Weathermen The Abaconian Bradley M. Albury Editor-in-Chief AB 20213 Marsh Harbour Abaco, The Bahamas Logo Photo Credit: Tuppy Weatherford Reporters/Freelance Contributors: Canishka Alexander, Samantha Evans, Jennifer Hudson, Timothy Roberts, Mirella Santillo, Rashida Murray, Lee Pinder Phone 242-367-3200 FAX 242-367-3677 AbaconianNews@gmail.com Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9 Abacos most complete newspaper. 2022 Aero Circle New Smyrna Beach FL. 32168 7,500 copies Published twice monthly Free at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rates: $20.00 Abaco $25 other Bahamas (One Year) $45.00 USA $65 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Order The Abaconian Today JUNE 2012 Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail or Tel # 24 issues US$ or B$ Above subscription is a gift from: $45 USA via 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas via surface $20 to Abaco US$65 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: 2022 Aero Circle, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32168 or: P.O. Box AB 20213, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below Why subscribe? The Abaconian will keep you informed on issues such as: Master Card Visa WE NOW ACCEPT MASTER CARD/VISA Bahamians are a tough, hardy people. Before tourism we lived exclu sively by what we could catch, grow and salvage. Our ancestors survived storm after storm. Droughts, diseases, crop failures, Spanish raids and the age of piracy: we survived it all. We weathered many natural hurricanes. But it seems it is the hurricanes we are creating for ourselves that might do us in. nancial poverty and intellectual pover ty, robs us of our will despite of, and in the face of, the true richness of this na tion. The hurricane of failing education leaves our youth incapable of solving tomorrows problems. The hurricane of crime belittles us. These hurricanes and many more are converging to form a perfect storm. But other nations face and have faced these storms. In fact we have faced them in the past as well and suc ceeded. But the most damaging part about these storms is this: our weather men are away from their posts. Theyre out to lunch while the dark clouds keep building. Our elected representatives are failing us. It seems like they dont even have the radar switched on. The cur rent governments solutions to the mas sive debt the previous government built up are disastrously misplaced. And the Governments Opposition cant even get on the same page with themselves, let alone put up a strong defense. A week before the Regatta, the marinas from the north to the south of this island, they pass along the ar bitrary jump in cruising permits. Any boater on the fence about spending money on our shores got the message: Not welcome. Yes, that one tax was withdrawn, or put on hold, or selectively enforced. Actually, does anyone know the true current state of that law? Coupled with that is the perplexing $150 additional fee tacked onto planes coming and going. Its an insult to the private pilots (you know: the ones who can afford their own planes and spend money here accordingly?) Its a disin centive to legacy carriers who operate on small enough margins already. And it kills the entrepreneurs on this island who rely on drop-shipping to sell prod ucts to their customers. It directly raises the cost of liv ing and reduces the amount of tourists whose spending would negate those rising costs. The big airliners have already stated their dissatisfaction and have threatened reducing airlift. The Gov ernments response seems to be an em phatic Oh, well. Im giving it to the end of Au gust before I comment again about the roads and airport. Right now I think the Pothole Preservation Society has the right idea (see page 22.) Now if I sat here and ended this editorial right now while painting the Government and Opposition with these broad, unforgiving strokes I would be just as guilty of the blindness Im ac cusing them of. There are some ex amples of weathermen in our politi cal system who I believe are honestly trying to prevent and prepare for the hurricanes this country will face. One that immediately comes to my mind is Abacos own Renardo Curry. And, again, we dont always need to wait for the professional weather men to tell us how to shape our coun try. Weve been doing it long enough: keeping an eye on the water, noticing the changes, battening down the hatch es when we need to, taking the risks when necessary and marching for wards, upwards and onwards together. Community Calendar Fest Town Park out Town Park Beer Sculling Event Revival Town Park Town Park School Student/Parent Fun Day

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August 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 The Abaco Beach Resort at Boat Harbour announces the availability of a limited number of luxury condominiums for sale at The Harbour Residences For more information visit www.AbacoBeachResort.com or call 242-367-2585 or 242-367-2158 Letters to the Editor Kudos to the Abaconian Team Dear Editor: It is hard to believe that it's been over a year since the new Abaconian team took over for some true Abaco icons in Dave & Kathy Ralph. I am surprised though that there have not been more letters congratu lating Bradley and his news team on the this responsibility, and in taking the pub lication to new levels. Mind you, compar ing the young Albury to the Ralph's is a bit like trying to compare Lebron James have done outstanding jobs in addressing and supporting our communities' events and communications. One is a hall-offamer, while the other is only beginning to literally write their legacy. It is past time that we thank you for new features such as highlighting sports, the entrepreneur section, the already be loved crossword, improving the on-line version and features, and the presence and alerts on social media platforms like face book. Moreover, thanks for the "can do" Abaco spirit that Bradley Albury and the team display in their efforts. Thank you! Keep up the great work, and know that your time and efforts make an impact and are most appreciated by your readers. Jack Bowers, RPh BPS 2nd Home-Owner Turmoil in Grand Cay Dear Editor: As we celebrate 40 wonderful and glorious years of independence in a coun try like no other, its sad to say that nothing has changed on the island of Grand Cay. Even the government is yet to change; they are indeed living behind time as the FNM party is still the governing party on that small, mile-long cay. Their segregation is rampant as resi dents are unable to come together and per sons not supporting the FNM party are be ing passed over and neglected. It seems as though there is no representation from the government on this little Cay and residents do not have a problem with what is go ing on as they hardly ever complain. This could probably be attributed to the fact that their cries are often never heard so it is indeed useless complaining. From what we have gathered, there is an on-going calamity as it relates to their water system. Residents are forced to go without water for days at a time and noth ing is happening to correct it. How is it that on such a small cay, water, which is necessary for everyday use, is often de prived from residents? Who is in charge of this? Who regulates this? How has this been allowed to go on for so long? Tourists have complained and often blogged about how bad conditions are whenever they visit simply because either the phone, water or electricity system isnt working. From what our sources tell us, resi dents are forced to live in fear for their appliances as the power supply is often dis rupted without warning and many of their appliances are destroyed. In an already tough economy Grand Cay residents are indeed suffering. Despite the recent outcome of the last general elections, politically it would ap pear that the FNM is still in charge of that island. Persons not supporting this party are being neglected and discriminated against in every sense. How is this pos sible? For the most part it would seem as though no one is checking for Grand Cay. Sad is the case that after 40 years of being an independent country, there is still segre gation and discrimination. When will this come to an end? When will the Govern ment pay closer attention to what is hap pening on remote cays such as this one? Why Bahamians are still suffering and be ing neglected in this day and age puzzles us. Where is the Member of Parliament that was elected to work for these people? After taking a trip to Grand Cay, it was immediately evident that more atten tion needs to be directed towards Grand Cay. They are Bahamians just like you and me and deserve to be treated better than they are currently. Instead of focusing on stem cell research and gambling, we must accord after calling ourselves an indepen dent nation for 40 years. -John D. More letters Section B Page 17

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian August 1, 2013 The Cays Press Release The Bahamas' 40th birthday was cel ebrated in Man-O-War Cay with a day of sports, activities, food, and lots of family fun. Man-O-War has been celebrating the country's independence with a fun sports day since 1974. The day began with sports activities the older men vs. younger men, and older women vs. younger women. The older men and women won this year. It would seem they were older, wiser AND stronger. The rest of the day's sports activities took place at the harbours side with swim ming and diving competitions. The adults also competed in the diving. Then the adult fun activities began. They competed in woodsawing, nailing, conch breaking Man-O-War Sports Day carries on tradition from 1974 credit Char Albury. and skinning, and the slippery pole. The crowds especially gathered for the conch breaking and the slippery pole. There are records set in each activity that the com petitors are eager to break every year. Feel free to view the pictures on Man-O-War Independence Day 2013 Facebook page. with grilled dinner, awards presentations, Lucas Albury. There are T-shirts for sale that will help with the expenses of the next years' celebration. The committee wants to thank all those who helped in any way. There were some hurdles to get over this year, but with all the extra help it was a fabulous day. A very special thanks also to Man-OWar Grocery for donating all of the drinks. Below: in a conch cracking contest every one is a winner. Photo credit Char Albury Hope Town Council calls emergency meeting in response to drastic budget cut The Hope Town District Council, which is comprised of the communities of Elbow Cay, Man-O-War, Guana Cay and other surrounding cays, held an emergency public meeting on July 23 in response to a communication from Central Govt in dicating $300,000 would be struck from the townships budget. Though a follow up sent to the council was an error, and in fact it would be a 27% cut as opposed to the over 50% cut originally laid out, the coun the cut renders their job nearly impossible. The corrected budget stands at $414,000 to manage the three islands as opposed to the $254,000 which the of last year was $554,000. Other townships throughout Abaco have also seen cuts to varying degress. The Hope Town District Council found this news, which was relayed to them the day before, disheartening. Chief Councilor Jeremy Sweeting said he and his council were indeed expecting cuts, but what they are faced with now is the big gest and gravest crisis since the inception of local government. Split among the three islands equally would mean each township would have $138,147.97 to work with. For compari son, the Abaco island of Green Turtle Cay has a new budget of $280,000 according to Chief Councilor Greg Curry. The Council raised the question as to why a single is land had a budget that was more than half the budget for the three islands of their dis trict combined. Please see Cuts Page 11 Marnies Landing Lot 1D Perfect for your dream home this 21,472 sq. ft. lot is located in a fast growing community. Very near to Tahiti Beach this private community is great for families. $320,000 USD Specializing in Residential & Commercial Real Estate throughout The Abacos HOPE TOWN HIDEAWAYSBy The Steps 2B/2.5B Sleeps 4. The owners have features a winding staircase leading to a covered roof top deck for optimum privacy and 360 degree views. Starting at $2,600/wk. The Beach House a gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors and amazing views. Starting at $3,000/wk Finders Keepers 2B/1.5B Sleeps 6. Hear the ocean cottage. This charming home equipped with generator is centrally located. Starting at $1,250/wk SOLDSunrise Beach House $1.02 M USD SALE PENDINGTown Break Newly redecorated with high end Rental History! $1.45 M BSD Barefoot Bay decks connect main house and two adjoining private $1.875 M USD Star Dance Cottage, Lubbers Quarters Beachfront private dock set on 1.9 acres. This is a great investment opportunity. $1.15 M USD Turtle Run maintained, turnkey island home is a great investment. $3.39 M USD

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August 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 Cuts From Page 10 The Cays The largest expense for the cays is trash management. Central Government the Council announcing they would take on waste management transportation respon been made by Central Government as of press time. The government has broken this district, and is forcing a near shutdown of services, said Mr. Sweeting. The Council also revealed a study they conducted reviewing revenue that their district turned in to Nassau. Mr. Sweeting revealed that between the Fuel Taxes, Dock Fees and Property Taxes the Hope Town District produces $5.4 million for Central Government. I dont care what party you support ed. This is beyond politics. This is about our islands, our communities. They must encourage all of you to take a stand. The Council declared they can appre ciate the economic challenges facing the country, but these cuts were shameful, and that the Ministry of Finance and Min istry for Local Government did not take the due diligence and time necessary to ad equately study what was needed. As the meeting closed the question was asked whether the council would resign in solidarity over the issue. Mr. Sweeting said not at this time since they had all taken an oath to serve their commu nities. However, he indicated, without any changes they may have no choice. Later that day, after learning the cut the funds were inadequate, especially if Central Government does not take on the burden of trash management. The Council $5.4 million the district sends to Central Government as reason grant the district a larger budget. Above: Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting (standing) along with the Hope Town District Council and Senior Island Admin. Cunningham. artist, and sang along to his popular songs like, Bush Mechanic. KB wanted to make it a romantic evening for the couples there, and had the lights turned off for a slow couples dance. out to the tourists, encouraging them to enjoy the authentic Bahamian music and experience. Goombay From Page 1 Immediately after KBs performance, the Spring City Rockers provided a Junk anoo rush. They paraded down the neigh boring road in brilliantly coloured and sequined costumes while playing the tradi tional Junkanoo beat. The Rockers encour aged the crowd to participate, and placed some of their costumes on bystanders, en couraging them to dance in the parade. The celebration lasted well into the night, and was a successful ending to the Goombay festival. Above: KB (on stage) encouraging the crowd to dance at Sea Sprays Goombay Festival on July 18.

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian August 1, 2013 Abaco Insurance Agency Ltd.P.O. Box AB-20404, Stratton Drive, Marsh Harbour, AbacoTel (242) 367-2549 Fax (242) 367-3075 abacoinsurance@coralwave.com Are You Prepared? MOTOR HOME MARINE COMMERCIAL INSURANCE Including: Burglary, Liability, Money, Business Interruption, Fire, Hurricane & Flood NEW LINES: LIFE, MEDICAL & TRAVEL INSURANCETREASURE CAY: Treasure Cay Shopping Centre TEL: (242) 699-9047 HOPE TOWN: Hope Town Hideaways TEL: (242) 366-0224 By Mirella Santillo The Storm Preparedness Command Committee, comprised of all the key peo of a tropical storm or a hurricane, met the afternoon of July 9, prompted by the possi ble arrival of Tropical Storm Chantal. The meeting took place at the Prime Ministers Curry, and was chaired by Administrator An Eye on Hurricane Season Command Committee Storm Preparedness Meeting held ahead of hurricane season Above: Superintendent Noel Curry, North Abaco MP Renardo Curry and Senior Island Administrator Preston Cunningham after the Storm Preparedness Command Committee meeting. Preston Cunningham. The Port Authority, the Royal Bahamian Defense Force, the Rescue Services, the Department of Social Services, The Customs and Immigration Services as well as the Police, the Depart ment of Education, the Ministry of Works, the Airport, BEC and the Red Cross were all represented. storm shelters and asked the proper peo shelters and if any repairs were to be taken care of. Dr. Lenora Black informed the Administrator that inspection had been done at Central Abaco Primary School and Kennedy with the Red Cross stated the contrary. The administrator demanded that the problems with the generators, if any, be addressed. It was mentioned that St. Francis de Sales could not be used as a shelter this year again because of roof condition, but all the shelters that were used last year dur ing Hurricane Sandy could be used again this year. On the list besides Central Abaco Primary School, are Abaco Central High School and Friendship Tabernacle Church. The Administrator expressed his con cern about the senior citizens, the weak and the handicapped who would need to be evacuated and requested that Ms. Miller at Social Services give him a list of these peo ple. He also asked that persons with higher vehicles, such as members of the Police, the Royal Defense Force, BEC and BTC be on call in case of evacuation. Admin istrator Cunningham also inquired about drains had been cleared. MP Renardo Curry reiterated the ne cessity that each command center have cell phones ready, including satellite phones; the satellite number for the Ministry of Tourism is 00881641431600. Those in charge of shelters were told that the shel ter managers could be provided with wa ter and food but to remind them to bring personal supplies. People seeking refuge are to bring their own personal supplies in cluding food, water, blankets and pillows. The administrator also reminded the Command Center Committee members to bring pillows, water, coffee and food. Pastor Mills was asked for his forecast about TS Chantal, and he said that the storm should approach Abaco late Friday and pass over the island Saturday. He re assured the command members that the storm should not be too bad, and predicted 45 to 50 miles per hour winds and relative ly light rain, mentioning that the weather should pick up with the high tide around 11:00 p.m. on Friday. He added that the hurricane season is expected to be above normal, with 17 named storms, of which three to four are predicted to be strong hur ricanes.

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian August 1, 2013 An Eye on Hurricane Season Names for 2013 Storms Andrea Barry Chantal Dorian Erin Fernand Gabrielle Humberto Ingrid Jerry Karen Lorenzo Melissa Nestor Olga Pablo Rebekah Sebastien Tanya Van Wendy Hurricane Shelters Central Abaco Central Abaco Primary School Dundas Town Friendship Tabernacle Church Dundas Town Abaco Central High School Murphy Town St. Francis De Sales Church Marsh Harbour Man-O-War Public School ManO-War Cay Guana Cay All Age School Gua na Cay Hope Town Primary School Hope Town Hurricane Shelters South Abaco Soul Seeking Ministry Moores Island Moores Island All Age School Moores Island Sandy Point Community Centre Sandy Point Crossing Rocks Primary School Crossing Rocks Casuarina Fire Station Casua rina Point Assemblies of God Church Cherokee Sound Hurricane SheltersNorth Abaco Amy Roberts Primary School Green Turtle Cay Church of God Green Turtle Cay St. Andrews Baptist Church Fire Road Faith Walk Church of God (Com munity Centre) Coopers Town Ebenezer Baptist Church Cedar Harbour New Hope Baptist Church Mount Hope Fox Town Primary Fox Town Revival Time (Youth Hall) Crown Haven Pentecostal Church of God Grand Cay Grand Cay All Age School Grand Cay Shiloh Baptist Church Grand Cay Hurricane Preparedness Hurricane season begins 1st June and continues through 30th Novem ber. Hurricanes are tropical cyclones in which winds reach a constant speed of at least 74 mph and may gust to 200 mph. Their heavy bands of spi ral clouds may cover an area several hundred miles in diameter and gener ate torrential rains and tornadoes. The "eye", or middle of the hurricane is de ceptively calm, almost free of clouds, with light winds and warm tempera tures. Tropical wave disturbance A cluster of clouds and/or thun derstorms without organized circula tion Tropical depression An organized, tropical, low pres sure system with sustained winds less than 39 mph Tropical storm An organized system of strong

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August 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 17 An Eye on Hurricane Season and sustained winds 39-73 mph. Tropi cal storms can quickly develop into hurricanes. Storms are named when they reach tropical storm strength. Hurricane An intense tropical weather sys sustained wind speed of 74 mph or greater. Hurricane watch Hurricane conditions are possible within 24 36 hours. Hurricane warning Hurricane conditions are expected within 24 hours or less Before a hurricane threatens Prepare Your Home Keep trees and shrubbery trimmed during Hurricane Season (June-No vember). Do NOT trim trees after a Hurricane Watch or Warning has been announced as trimmings could become dangerous missiles. If you have storm shutters, make properly. If you do not have shutters, have them installed or lay in a supply of plywood to use as shuttering. NOTE. Taping windows will not protect your home, although the tape ing into the house when the window is smashed. Review Your Insurance It is advisable to secure your in surance policy in advance, no applica tion for insurance will be accepted, or coverage increased, once a Hurricane Watch has been issued for the Baha mas. Speak to your agent and ask these key questions Do I have replacement cost cover age on all property, including contents? What are the deductibles? (Usu ally 2% of the Sum Insured). Are there any exclusions? and storm damage? If the dwelling is rendered un inhabitable by a hurricane, does the policy cover relocation or temporary housing? Take photos of your house, inside and out, for documentation of its con dition and contents. Make a list of all your important belongings. Emergency Equipment And Supplies Purchase and set aside hurricane supplies See below for a detailed list ing. Check the working condition of all emergency equipment such as gen radios, etc. Protect Your Business Make backup plans NOW by iden tifying and protecting vital records, such as:Computer software Accounts receivable records Client records Other important personnel and ad ministrative documents. Protect Your Boat Develop a plan well in advance You can store a small boat with a trailer in a warehouse or a garage. If you leave your boat outside, at the boat to the trailer. Place boards be tween the axle and the frame to prevent damage to the trailer springs. If your boat is in a marina check with the dockmaster for any special re quirements. Your insurance policy should in clude adequate coverage for damage that your boat may cause to other prop erty. Inventory all vessel equipment and keep a copy in a safe place off the boat. Identify safe harbours and take a test run to one NOW, checking route conditions and travel time. DO NOT, under any circumstanc es, plan to "ride out" the storm on your boat. When A Hurricane Threatens Inside Your Home Establish a "Safe Room". This should be an interior room, free of windows, or a room with a small win dow, such as a bathroom. Make sure your safe room has a clear pathway to an exit. Turn your refrigerator and freezer to the coldest setting. Turn off your gas at the bottle. Freeze water in plastic jugs and refrigerator and freezer to help keep food cool. Prepare an emergency water sup ply for bathing and sanitary purposes by storing water in clean air-tight con tainers, including your water heater and washing machine. Store valuables and personal pa pers in water-tight containers and store these in the highest possible spot in your home. Outside Your Home Put up your shutters or install pre-cut plywood over all windows and glass doors. Close all windows (Remember to open one on the lee-side during the storm). DO NOT drain your swimming pool Add extra chlorine to prevent con tamination. Turn off electricity to pool equip ment. Bring inside all objects that can be blown away, including garbage cans, TV antennas, satellite dishes, lawn fur niture, garden tools and potted plants. Anchor objects that cannot be brought inside. If you don't have a garage or carport, park your car as close to the house as possible away from trees. Fill your car's gas tank early, after a hurricane gasoline may not be available due to power outages. Supplies Checklist Have a two week-supply of the following Water (One gallon per person per day) Non-perishable foods: canned Bread in moisture proof packag ing, cookies, candy, dried fruit Canned soups, juices Powdered milk or single serve drinks Cereal bars, peanut butter and jelly Instant coffee and/or tea Flashlight (one per person) and extra batteries Portable battery-powered lantern Battery operated or wind-up radio or TV Portable cooler and ice Weatherproof matches Butane lighter Cooking Equipment Sterno Portable camp stove or grill and extra fuel Stove fuel or charcoal, lighter Manuel can opener Disposable eating utensils Plates and cups Napkins and paper towels Aluminium foil Oven mitts Medical and emergency supplies First aid kit including pain reliev er, antibiotic cream, antacids Prescriptions (one month's sup ply) Mosquito repellent Mosquito net Sun screen (45 SPF recommend ed) Cash lets document storage Documents Photocopies of prescriptions Medical history and information Backup disks of your home com Camera Babies Disposable diapers (month's sup ply) Please see Hurricanes Page 18

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian August 1, 2013 Hurricane Season Formula, food and medication Other Necessities Tools: hammer, wrenches, screw drivers, nails, saw, tree saw Trash bags (lots of them) Cleaning supplies Plastic drop cloth Masking or duct tape (for packaging purposes) outdoor extension cord Personal Supplies Toilet paper Entertainment: book, magazines, card games, etc Soap and detergent Toiletries Rain ponchos and work gloves Extra glasses or contact lenses Babies Disposable diapers (month's supply) Formula, food and medication During The Storm Do remember to open a window or door on the lee-side if the house to relieve pressure in the house. After The Storm Do keep an ear on your radio in case storm returns, or another threatens Stay away from ALL downed power lines. Even if power is off in your neigh borhood, the lines may still be "live". Call utility company immediately to report downed lines or broken water mains Take picture of your home, then make temporary repairs to prevent further damage. Save receipts for all transactions (This is so you can present evidence to in surer, all of whom like to see evidence). Don't drink untreated water (See note below). Don't call any emergency number ex cept for a life-threatening situation. Don't walk around without shoes or allow children to play in standing water. Don't run a generator indoors, even in the garage. Don't connect a generator to your house wiring, unless the house wiring has been checked by a competent electrician and the mains power has been isolated. It is best to use stored or bottled water for cooking, drinking and your pets, store it in a cool dark place. If you are suspicious of your water supply please take the following precau tions:1 Remove particles by straining the water through a paper towel, cloth or cof 2 Purify the water by doing one of the following (both, if possible) Boil at a rolling rate for at least three minutes. Add 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach that contains 5.25 or 6.0 per cent sodium hypochlorite as the active in gredient, to one gallon of water. Let stand for 30 minutes. If water smells slightly of bleach, it is safe for use. If not, repeat the process. If the water still does not smell of of water. Important Numbers Police: Emergencies Only Marsh Harbour 911 or 367-3437 Coopers Town 365-0002 or 3650004 Fox Town 365-2111 or 365-2117 Green Turtle Cay 365-4133 Hope Town 366-0667 Man-O-War 365-6911 Treasure Cay 365-8048 Sandy Point 366-4044 Environmental Health: 699-0032 Ministry of Works: 367-5227 Red Cross: 475-6558 BEC: 367-2727 BTC: 367-2200 Hurricanes From Page 17 North Abaco Little Abaco honours teacher after 44 Years Fox Town, Abaco came alive for three days on the 20-22 July when for mer students of Fox Town All Age School honoured Ralph Hanna. Mr. Hanna, af fectionately known as "Teacher Hanna," thanks for his contribution to the commu nity some 50 odd years ago. There was a appreciation for the great work he had done during his eleven years as Principal of Fox Town All Age School (1958-1969). Some of the initiatives he implement ed during that time included raising com munity awareness, initiating sports pro grams and started the Ranfurly Portable Library among many other achievements and projects. The committee, led by the Rever end Elon McIntosh of Wood Cay Baptist Church along with Mary Taylor of Nas sau and Leo Wells of Grand Bahama, wel comed Mr. Hanna and his family to Abaco with a grand sporting event at the Fox Town Park. Meals were prepared by members of the community. There, Mr. Hanna greet ed his former students as well as a good number of the community who remem bered him fondly. It was a rather refresh ing period of revisiting the good old times. Comfortable housing with a beautiful view was provided by Mr. and Mrs. Ed ward Rolle at New Hope Travellers' Rest, Mount Hope, Abaco and delicious meals were prepared by Birdie McIntosh at her Restaurant in Mount Hope. Treats from the garden were provided by Reverend Ezekiel McIntosh of Wood Cay, who has generously kept up this tradition from 50 years ago. On Sunday morning a tearful ser vice was held under the theme, "Cast your Above: a photograph of Mr. Hanna and one of his students he had not seen since about 44 years ago. bread upon the waters." A powerful ser mon was given by the Reverend John Mc Intosh, pastor of the New Hope Ministries at Mount Hope. A special treat was the song selection by Mr. Lionel Wells and a special selection by his former students, several of whom had made a special trip to be present at the service. Gifts included a generous purse and a specially handmade work of art designed for him by Mrs. Lovely Reckley of Marsh Harbour. Mr. Hanna and his family, under the direction of Captains Leon Pinder and Don Rolle were taken out on a very successful member of the family. In about an hour and a half, they were able to return to the Mr. Hanna thanked his students and the community of Fox Town for a celebration Earlier this year in keeping with the 40th Anniversary Independence of The Commonwealth of the Bahamas celebra tions, Mr. Hanna was one of the honourees chosen by the Fox Town School to be sin gled out for special honours at the ceremo ny held in April. The current Principal of Fox Town Primary, Mrs. Yolanda Curry, along with her teachers, students and staff honoured Mr. Ralph Hanna, Austin Mills and Thomas McIntosh who all had served as past principals of the school. A special assembly was organized for the three men as their contributions to edu cation were celebrated through poetry and song. On this occasion, Mr. Hanna donated a digital camera for the use of the school. He also took the opportunity to teach a les a homework assignment. This assignment was collected when Mr. Hanna was called back a second time in the space of three months to be honoured by the students for whom he actually served as teacher and principal during his time in Fox Town Pri mary.

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian August 1, 2013 Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and oors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web site: abacomarbleandgranite.com North Abaco By Canishka Alexander per Fishing Tournament and Independence Festival for Fire Road took place on July 12-14 at the Fire Road Public Bay. Ashley Clarke was the moderator for the opening ceremony, which began with a perfor mance from a group of young praise danc ers. Following the opening prayer by Leslie Cornish, Eric Collie Sr. welcomed everyone to the grand celebration and to a community that makes everyone feel at home. He declared that Fire Road has some of the best people in The Bahamas particularly in the sporting arena with world-class athletes like Savatheda Fynes and Troy McIntosh. Then you have some of the best here, he boasted. And I ain calling no name cause I dont want take no blame. Administrator Neil Campbell ap plauded the commitment of the committee and executive members for the festival. He extended his support to the members in making the event a bigger and better one in the years to come. Clarke welcomed Ronald Bootle and ODonald McIntosh to carry out the Did You Know? segment of the festival. Mc Intosh said he was proud to see where they came from and where they are now. I wonder if anyone knows how Fire Road got its name, McIntosh questioned. My father and grandfather told me that prevent it from coming into the town. And thats how Fire Road got its name Fire Road. He recalled how different his child hood days were because everyone was united and a spirit of love prevailed. They together. Children would have to walk to school, and if it rained, they had no choice but to walk in the water. He said that only one person drove a car in the community back then. Although the car was owned by a Mr. Russell from Crown Haven, Mr. Freddie Burrows was the driver. Because there was no road to the airport, Mr. Burrows had to walk from Fire Road to Treasure Cay Airport to drive the taxi that day and then walk back home at night. Turning his attention back to the event, he had one more thing to say. We fall so far apart because there is nothing to really bring us together, so we thought that something like this would In his speech, Ejnar Cornish also recalled fond memories of Fire Road. He said that because of the proximity of Coo pers Town and Fire Road many of the people are related to each other. Cornish encouraged his colleagues to come togeth er to assist the young people in bringing the community together. One of the highlights of the festival was the awards presentation for the North Abaco Baseball Team. Craig Kemp, presi dent of the Bahamas Baseball Federation community; however, his emphasis was on the young people. He was joined by Teddy Sweeting, BBF Secretary General, who assisted him with the distribution of medals to the outstanding players and their coaches. I could tell you that you should be very proud of these young men here to night, Kemp said. It is not easy by any form of imagination to come to our nation als where we have over 800 kids compet ing from all over the country in six age groups, and you have nine age teams or island in the 11-12 age group perform ing. Your young men right here from Fire Road would have come third out of nine islands. Kemp said it speaks well of the com munity as he commended Nigel Bootle for his dedication and consistency in being his eight years as president, Kemp said it come to a Family Island to make a special presentation. The longest living members of Fire Road were also given recognition for their contributions. Savatheda Fynes read the biography of Ethilee Lewis, 94, and the oldest living female in Fire Road. The bi ography of oldest living male, Rev. Eulin McIntosh, 79, was also read. Family mem bers collected presentations from the com mittee on the honourees behalf. That weekend, New Direction Gos pel group performed in a gospel concert at the site. The rest of the weekend was set outdoor activities, but the rain cancelled the remainder of the festival. Committee member Carolee Russell said that there are plans to organize an event for the Oct .12 weekend. It was a success that Friday night, Russell said. We had planned for a live band with a fashion and talent show but tournament in October. In the meantime, Russell said the for August Monday, but nothing was con Above: the community gathered for Fire Roads festival.

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian August 1, 2013 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 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise Island-wide Abaco Listings Abaco Cottage 114 hse 366-0576 Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529 Casuarina Point Sea Grape/Coco Plum 2 Units 367-2107 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 365-4200 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 hse 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 3 Suites 366-0003 Hope T Villas 3 hse 366-0266 Hope Town..cont 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 Lubbers Quarters Cay Lubbers Landing 4 villas 577-2000 Man-O-War Island Home Rentals 2 hse 365-6048 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 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 Abaco Estate Services Mult hse 365-8752 Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 5 units 877-786-8455 Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 365-8801 Turtle Rock Villas at Palmetto Beach 3 villas 262-820-1900 Hotels and House Rental Agents Web Sites with Abaco Information www.abaconian.com www.abacoinet.com www.abacocottage.com www.abacos.com www.oii.net www.bahamas.com Rev. July 2013 The Cays Pre-K through Grade 6Small Class Sizes & Individualized In struction shelly.roark@angelsacademyabaco.com www.AngelsAcademyAbaco.com 242-367-2780 shelley.roark@angelsacademyabaco.com Dis and Dat George Barefoot Man Nowak made his second appearance in Abaco for the year. The popular performer conducted his Summer concert at Nippers on Guana Cay during July 19 -20. This particular concert was consid ered by many attending to be one of the more fun and relaxed of the more than decade long series. Chantal a possible Tropical Storm that threatened around the out, drove away some boaters. But those that remained for the concert thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Mr. Nowak had this to say about the popular series of concerts, Personally I am surprised year after year on how the occasion maintains its popularity. We have people coming from far away as Hawaii to revel the weekend on Guana and I am honored to be part of the Nippers-Barefoot weekend. planned for March 21-22. Barefoot Man Summer Concert entertains Guana Above: Barefoot Man with Nippers staff. George Nowak has been performing at Nippers seasonally for over a decade and the event remains a popular item on many visitors and locals calendars. Photo courtesy of Nippers. Pothole Preservation Society petitions for historical sites Several street corners throughout Marsh Harbour have been singled out by the Pothole Preservation Society as Na tional Historic Pothole Areas. ciations with any government agency, the fact that the areas designated by the Society have, in fact, remained full of potholes it is safe to assume their recommendations have been accepted. A Society representative could not be reached for comment.

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August 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive Shops Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour...................367-2963 Dive Abaco Since1978, Marsh Harbour..................... 367-2787 Dive Time, Man-O-War...............................................365-6235 Froggies, Hope Town................................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay.....................................365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay....................................... 365-4411 Dive Guana............................................................... 365-5178 Man-O-War Dive Shop ...............................................365-6013 A & P Car Rentals ............................................. 367-2655 Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals .............................. 367-1035 Bargain Car Rentals .......................................... 367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................................... 367-3910 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 ............................................. 365-4311 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 ............................................ 365-4259 Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............................... 365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes ................................. 365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals ..................................... 365-5175 Cruise Abaco ............................................. 321-220-8796 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 Abaco Adventures Kayaks ............................. 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 Wendals Bicycle Rentals...................................365-8687 Visitors Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Abaco Pizza. ................................ $ .................. 367-4488 Anglers ................................... $$$ .................. 367-2158 Casiahs.......................................$................... 367-0514 Curly Tails ............................... $$$ .................. 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 Rum Runners.............................$$.................. 367-0171 Snack Shack + ............................ $ .................. 367-4005 Snappas .................................... $$ .................. 367-2278 Wallys .................................... $$$ .................. 367-2074 Abaco Inn .............................. $$$ .................. 366-0133 Capn Jacks ................................ $$ .................. 366-0247 Firey.......................................$$$................. 366-0145 Harbours Edge ......................... $$ .................. 366-0087 H T Coee House (B & L) .............. $ .................. 366-0760 HT Inn & Marina.........................$$................. 366-0003 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 ............................. $$$ .................. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro ...................... $$ .................. 365-4247 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 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 Treasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9111 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue......Marine VHF 16...............366-0282 Hope Town 366-0549 Marsh Harbour 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749 Abaco Family Medicine, Marsh Harbour ..................... 367-2295 Abaco Medi-Center.....................................................367-9999 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic ................................ 367-0020 Chiropractor-Dr. Lewis.................................................367-0020 Corbett Clinic, Treasure Cay ........................................ 365-8288 Integrated Medical Center .......................................... 367-1304 Emergency ............................................... 458-1234 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre ................................... 367-0050 Government Clinic, Marsh Harbour ........................... 367-2510 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 Out Island Chiropractor...............................................367-2584 Blu House ....................... 38 ......... F ................ 365-4247 Green Turtle Club .............. 40 ......... F ................ 365-4271 Black Sound Marina .......... 15 ............................ 365-4531 Other Shore Club ............... 15 ......... F ................ 365-4226 Abaco Yacht Service ........... 10 ......... F ................ 365-4033 Leeward Yacht Club............ 26............................365-4191 Treasure Cay Marina........ ..150......... F............... ..365-8250 Man-O-War Marina .......... 28 ......... F .................365-6008 Boat Harbour Marina ...... 192 ......... F .................367-2158 Conch Inn .......................... 72. .........F.................367-4000 Harbour View Marina ........ 40 ......... F ................367-2182 Mangoes Marina ............... 29 ........... .................367-4255 Marsh Harbour Marina ...... 62 ......... F .................367 2700 Hope Town Marina ............ 62 ............................ 366-0003 Lighthouse Marina .............. 6 ......... F ................366-0154 Sea Spray .......................... 60 ......... F ................366-0065 Schooner Bay .................... 15 ......... F ................475-7626 Spanish Cay Marina ........... 40 ......... F ................365-0083 Bakers Bay Marina .......... 158 ........... ................365-5802 Guana Hide-aways ............ 37 ........... ................365-5070 Orchid Bay ......................... 66 ........ 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 Beah..................................367-1900 American Eagle Miami ..................................................... 367-2231 US Reservation..............................1-800-433-7300 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud .............................367-2095 Regional Freeport ............................................................... 367-0446 Silver Airline Orlando, Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach ............ 367-3415 US Reservation...................................1-800-231-0856 Sky Bahamas Nassau ......................................................... 367-0996 Reservation.......................................1-242-377-8993 Western Air Nassau ........................................................... 367-3722 Abaco Air .............................................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters .........................................................367-1920 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 Lighthouse ....................................... 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 Man-O-War Heritage Museum...................Man-O-War Cay Man-O-War Boatyards .............................. Man-O-War Cay Hole-inWall lighthouse -very rough road......South Abaco Cedar Harbour plantation ruins need guide...North Abaco Blackwood blue hole & sisal mill......................North Abaco Abaco wild horses by appointment..................... 367-4805 Bird watching ask tourism.................................367-3067 Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour Witches Point 3 miles S. of Marsh Harbour Little Harbour 20 miles S. of Marsh Harbour Cherokee 23 miles S of Marsh Harbour 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 cont... Terrance Davis .......... 375-8550 Buddy Pinder ............ 366-2163 Justin Sands ............. 359-6890 Danny Sawyer .......... 367-3577 Jay Sawyer ............... 367-3941 North Abaco ODonald McIntosh ... 477-5037 Alexander Rolle ........ 365-0120 Edward Rolle ............ 365-0024 Pedro Thurston ......... 365-2405 Sandy Point Valantino Adderley .... 366-4323 Anthony Bain ............ 366-4107 Rickmons.........366-4139/4477 Petes Guest House...366-4119 Patrick Roberts..........366-4285 Treasure Cay Capt. Joe Pritchard ... 559-9117 Carey McKenzie.........365-8313 Casaurina Point Junior Albury ............... 366-3058 Cherokee Donnie Lowe................366-2275 Maxwell Sawyer............366-3058 Marty Sawyer ............ ..366-2115 Randy Sawyer ............ 366-2284 Will Sawyer ................. 366-2177 Crossing Rocks Tony Russell ............... 366-3259 Green Turtle Cay Rick Sawyer ................ 365-4261 Ronnie Sawyer ........... 357-6667 Hope Town Maitland Lowe ............ 366-0234 Tom Albury .................. 366-3141 Marsh Harbour Jody Albury ................375-8068 Sidney Albury............... 477-5996 Richard Albury ............577-0313 Charter Fishing Boats Lucky Strike Hope Town ..................... 366-0101 Sea Gull Hope Town ........................... 366-0266 A Salt Weapon Hope Town ................. 366-0245 Down Deep ........................................... 366-3143 Local Boy .............................................. 366-0528 Back Breaker ........................................ 365-5140 Agape Family Dental, Marsh Harbour..........................367-4355 Abaco Dental Asso......................................................367-0164 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 Everyone reads The Abaconian Bring errors & revisions to our attention Revised July 2013 All phones use area code 242 unless noted

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August 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 15 August 1st, 2013 By Canishka Alexander Bahamian Brewery and Sands Beer began their Sands Man in the Boat Sculling Championship with a Sculling Boat Motor cade that led to the Treasure Cay Public Beach on the weekend of July 19 to 20. With the Junior Sailing set for 9 a.m. that Saturday, followed by the E-Class sailing and the sculling championship that afternoon, clear skies and a brisk breeze greeted its participants. As organizers waited for races to begin, small children took advantage of the beach diving and frolicking in the translucent, cool waters. Food vendors served delicious dinners of side orders of crab n rice, peas n rice, macaroni and cole slaw. Freshly made conch salad was made on location as well as conch fritters. Mixed drinks and soft drinks were affordably sold at the bar. Overlooking the race, Lynden John son, sales and marketing manager was ex event. Also in attendance was James Jim my Sands, CEO; Everette Sands, direc tor; Berkley Williamson, general manager; Garrad Sawyer; and Gary Sands. The response from North Abaco is overwhelming, and I know that this event will be the highlight of the day, Johnson assured. We are 100 percent Bahamian, and we are glad to be here today and be a Please see Sculling Page 2 Sands Boat Sculling championship a success on Abaco Junior golf program continues its 5th year at The Abaco Club

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian August 1, 2013 ABACO REAL EST She will have to us by Monday Sports part of this community. He explained that a portion of the proceeds raised from the sculling cham pionship would go toward the Coopers Town Public Library. There was also exciting news for the winner, who would represent Abaco in the National Sculling Competition at the Grand Bahama Regatta on an all-expense paid trip courtesy of Ba hamian Brewery and compete against win ners from other islands. Besides the Junior sailors, all compet itors received a case of Sands beer, while Sculling From Page 1 of Sands beer and a trophy. Second-place winner were awarded eight cases of beer and a trophy, while third place holders walked away with six cases and a trophy. The Sands Man in the Boat Scull ing Championships began in 2012. Shel don Gibson, a teacher at CV Bethel, was commissioned to build four 10-foot dinghy boats named after the Bahamian Brewery products Sands, Sands Light, High Rock and Strong Back. The dinghies are used for the championships, and also sail in the E-Class competition at the regattas and homecomings. In the Junior Sailing Triple Race category, Thomas Treco, the skipper for Bessie from Hope Town placed second on the Sands Beer dinghy, while Jeremy and Melissa came third on Strong Back. The second and third-place winners represented Hope Town. In the E-Class sailing, race winners aboard Vasyli Q; second place to Keith Brown of Nassau on Lucayan Tropical dinghy, and Steven Rolle also from Nas sau in third place on Vasyli Donzzy. Fi nally, in the Sands Man in the Boat Scull the Sands Boat. Cox earned his 10 cases of beer along with a trophy, and will travel to Grand Bahama later this summer for nationals. Willis Lavarity claimed second, while Wellington was awarded third place. Trophies were presented to them by Mallory Sands of Bahamian Brewery. At the end of the successful event, Gary Sands stated: We had a wonderful time interacting with the locals; we truly enjoyed the day. It was good to see Abaco nians from throughout Abaco enjoying the day, and indeed enjoying a great Bahamian event. He extended special thanks to the North Abaco District including local law

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian August 1, 2013 Fredericks Agency Ltd. Customs Brokers Customs Brokerage Services Air and Sea Import and Export Entries Serving all vessels from foreign ports Queen Elizabeth Drive Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email: abacocustoms@batelnet.bs ABACO FREIGHT COURIER SERVICES Ocean Air 6671 W Indiantown Rd, Suite 50-453 Jupiter, Florida 33458 Walk-in and special handling nick@abacofreight.com Nick Mazzeo Groceries All you need & more! Fruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen Foods Phone or Fax : 366-2022 Mon. Fri. 7:30am 6pm l Sat 7:30am7pm The Place to be is Cherokee! Cherokee Food Fair By Canishka Alexander TJay Stubbs, director of the Miss Abaco Beauty Pageant, is looking to up the ante for this years pageant. The Miss Tourism Queen Internation al Pageant will give him and the pageant committee the chance to do just that as they prepare the reigning 2012 Miss Abaco Pa tricia Curry for the largest tourism-based competition in the world. It does more than just the beauty side; it allows you to promote your coun try to the 89 other girls there, and carry a School & Youth News Reigning Miss Abaco to compete in China, preparations for pageant underway gift that is only found in your country, Stubbs enthused. Last year, the pageant was seen by the largest audience because 10,000 people see it every year in person. That doesnt include who is watching it on television, or who sees it streaming live on the Internet. Its small on this side of the world, but on that side it is a huge deal. A Bahamas to Beijing, China CookOut will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, to assist them with Miss Abacos month-long journey to China. Stubbs realized that the pageant is also a springboard for The Bahamas into the Asian market seeing that our country has been doing business with China lately. Miss Abaco leaves for China on Sept.5, and will spend a month there in preparation for the international pageant. During the week of the pageant, Stubbs will travel there to be with her. bring that crown, he envisioned. Overall, Stubbs said that the com mittee is venturing into something bigger. They plan to offer four pageants: Little Miss Abaco, Miss Abaco Junior, Miss Abaco Teen and Miss Abaco. This year, the Miss Abaco Pageant is open to contestants all over The Bahamas. This means that the young lady who wins will be crowned Miss Bahamas Tourism and featured in the Miss Tourism Queen International Pageant in China the follow the Miss Abaco Pageant will become Miss Abaco. This year the excitement is going to be a little bit crazy because this year we are doing a whole lot more different things. This year we are working on launching our with a huge company thats going to do some major PR, then theres going to be a lot of life-size posters around the island. Who knows what will happen next? he hinted. One thing the community can look forward to is seeing lots of angels around because it is the theme of the 2013 pag eant. The deadline for applications is Oct. 1, and the pageant is slated for December, so contestants or those who think someone they know will be a good candidate, can send pictures to Instagram or e-mail them to missabaco@gmail.com. We have gotten hits from a lot of potential candidates, Stubbs revealed. The reason we do applications so early is because we do an extensive 10-week train ing, so by the time the pageant comes they know how to walk in heels, pose, smile and do an interview. Because there are four pageants, the committee is trying to cap the number of contestants off at seven per category. How ever, the pageant is still open to all con testants. seven girls who bring in applications are automatically in. We screen every contes are about, he said. Miss Abaco is about girls who are well rounded, who have beauty and brains, and who are community oriented. To assist them in their endeavours, Stubbs said that they partner with a cross section of people. They partnered with Novia McKen stuck with her, and used Candera Sy monette, owner of Candy Face Cosmetics, as last years make-up artist. Nevertheless, a new stylist will be added because of the number of contestants to ensure that events start on time, and there will be a make-up artist challenge. make-up artist will compete. They usually do a face for the team, and we pick the one we like, but this year the fans will choose, Stubbs elaborated. We are going to have each one do Miss Abacos face, then we will post the pics and fans will vote and decide on the two make-up artists. Social Media is something that ev eryone is using, he said, so they want to also incorporate Blackberry and WhatsApp messaging. We can do a simple post to Twit ter, a simple post to Instagram, and it cov ers over a thousand people that we would not have actually gotten the chance to see or have actually gotten the chance to in teract with, Stubbs said. We are trying to up the PR because that was one of our downfalls over the years, and we are trying to keep the newspaper and the television channels involved. Stubbs invited the community to re view their impressive pageant record. He mentioned Kristi Evans, a former Miss Ab aco queen who has been featured in many events; Nevandria Rolle, who is the face of the iCandy Makeup Brand; Erica Pin der and Ramonica Hamilton, who both ap peared in The Bay magazine; Lashawn Bevans, who continues to make her model ing mark in the industry; and Aisha Jones, who went on to win the Miss Teen Galaxy pageant after extensive training with them. We try to make our girls more well-rounded girls. So at the end of the day whether you win the pageant or not, you feel like you got something from the pageant that you can use, Stubbs said. If you were to look at a lot of our former contestants, you can look at them and see the from-then-to-now transformation. A lot came to us and didnt know about make up, didnt know about beauty, and didnt know about styling tips, so now they are all wearing make-up, they are all wearing high heels, they are constantly on the look out, and saying, Ok, Im being judged. Beyond beauty, though, is the pag eants directors mandate to do charity work. Last year, Miss Abaco contestants worked along with the Furniture Plus Charity of Hope Foundation. He was pleased that Garnell Limperes-Dawkins was able to receive funds as a result of their efforts. Miss Abaco also partnered with the Abaco Pilot Club to clean the home of an elderly person in Sandy Point. We try to do more than just the pret ty girl stuff; we try to let them know that there are persons out there who need our help, he said. This year, we are going to work with a whole lot more charities the Abaco Cancer Society and the Bahamas Red Cross HIV section, so we need the community to support the charity end of what Miss Abaco does. Last year, the committees goal was to give $2,000 to a charity. The goal this year is to give $10,000 to two separate charities, so they will have to raise $20,000 in total. He is also looking for persons to volunteer their time. We do a lot of stuff in the commu nity for charity, but we dont try to make everything so public because its not about us getting the praise. At the end of the day, that me as the president set in place for the pageant, and that is to be more than a pageantto be more of a charity side with beauty. So thats what were trying to ac complish.

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August 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 CURRYS FOOD STORE Customer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed ice Green Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072 Located on the harbour front OCEAN BLUE PROPERTIES Member B.R.E.A. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Sales, Rentals and Property Management ON GREEN TURTLE CAY: NEW!!! Twin Palms: immaculate waterfront furnished three bedroom, 2.5 bath duplex on the Sea of Abaco. Each side of the duplex is a mirror image of the other. Brand new dock. Turnkey property with room to grow. $1.65m NEW!!! 9,600 sq.ft. lot just steps to the Atlantic Ocean Beach. Quiet residential area. B $78,000.00. NEW!!! 85 x 120 lot with start-up foundation. Less then 300 steps to the Atlantic Ocean Beach. B $95,000.00. NEW!!! 20,000 sq.ft. parcel 125 from Long Bay Beach. Water view possible. Water and power accessible. B $195,000.00. NEW!!! Chic furnished artists home with two master bedroom suites plus 1/2 bath. Water view of White Sound. Within walking distance to a public dock with ramp. A/C throughout. Artist studio with north light exposure. Garage, workshop, golf cart. $495,000.00. Lo Key Recently built block construction two story waterfront furnished home on Coco Bay. Second Floor Honeymoon Penthouse with one bedroom and one bath oers stunning views of Coco Bay. Ground oor has two bedrooms and one bath. Internet throughout. Just 20 steps to beach. Lushly landscaped with over 50 coconut trees. $1.2 m with 7,000 sq.ft. of land, $1.45 m with 28,000 sq.ft. of land. Beachfront lot at Coco Bay 82 x 109. Just steps to public dock. $299,000.00. The Pink Pearl Completely re-furbished 115 year old historic wood building centrally located in the heart of New Plymouth. Commercial/or residential use. Excellent tenant in place .Short walk to Settlement Creek and ferry service. Parking area. B$175,000.00. The Golden Reef Large two story commercial building in the heart of historic New Plymouth. Shop/oce space on ground oor. Two furnished two bedroom one bath apartments on second oor with good rental history and sea views. Parking space. $550,000.00. NEW PRICE!!! Three bedrooms two and a half baths spacious home with swim/spa. Close to Atlantic Ocean Beach and public dock. Rear of property fronts onto large private pond surrounded by dedicated reserve. $410,000.00.Two elevated waterfront parcels on the Blu overlooking the Sea of Abaco. Stunning sunsets. Approximately 1/4 acre each with 85 each on the water. Naturally deep water for a dock. Priced to sell TOGETHER for a total of $ 395,000 + 7 1/2% to close. PRICE REDUCTION!!! Waterfront 100 year old two bedroom one bath basically furnished cottage. Located in the heart of the settlement of New Plymouth. Spacious rear patio. Golf cart parking. Just steps from public dock; ferry; restaurants and shops. Owner re-locating. $225,000 School & Youth News Maritime industry offers many exciting opportunities for students By Canishka Alexander Before the Maritime Summer Camp took place from June 24 to July 12, an orientation session was held on June 22 at Abaco Youth Ministries for students in Grades 8 and 9 who were interested in ca reers that exist in the maritime industry. The camp was jointly sponsored by Campbell Shipping Company and The College of The Bahamas. As a result, Dr. Brendamae Cleare, president of the Lowell J. Mortimer Maritime Academy, and past vice president of Academic Affairs at The College of The Bahamas, and Jamal Smith, assistant manager of manning at Campbell Shipping Company Ltd., gave brief re marks concerning the industry and what students could expect during the maritime camp. The students were also shown a video presentation that detailed the opportunities to travel abroad, how to get involved in the maritime industry through the Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps (BMCC) or Mari time Summer Camp and a listing of career choices and training opportunities that are available in this lucrative industry. Throughout the three-week maritime camp at Central Abaco Primary School, students were given lessons on geography, mathematics, report writing, CPR and navigation by local teachers, m instructors and volunteers namely Magdalene Mills, Sandy Edwards, Janet Wedgewood, Able Seaman Cranston Taylor, John Pintard, Yasmine Glinton, and Brianne Sawyer. They were soon rewarded for their hard work and commitment on July 12 during a graduation ceremony at the Dundas Town Church of God. Approximately 32 graduates success fully completed and graduated from the Maritime Summer Camp for 2013. Graduates were: Chelshanno Adder ley, Nakiel Adderley, Yorline Augustine, Priscilla Bain, Lorenz Carter, Austin Col lie, Nic-Connor Alexander, Sancha Di manche, Alicia Dormeus, Sandy Francois, Tanesha Gelin, Jeffery Jean, Allaire John son, Christonya Johnson, Kettia Knowles, Lakia Lightbourne, Lashae Miller, Giovanni Morris, Aaliyah Nesbitt, Rashon Neymour, John Pierre, Didline Rene, Giovanno Rolle, Drayton Russell, Wider son Saintilien, Richa Simmons, Christano Swain, Jarmecia Swain, Keneisha Tanelus, Julius Thompson, Austinique Williams, and Leann Woodside. While at maritime camp, students were separated into two cohorts: Cohort A and Cohort B. Before receiving their a reenactment of the fatal day when four the HMBS Flamingo vessel. The sailors May 10, 1980 while on routine patrol. Captain Glender Knowles, the BMCCs Abaco coordinator, encouraged the students to take advantage of and em brace the opportunities before them, while admonishing parents to demonstrate their commitment by being involved. Im thankful, and Ive been blessed to have been given this opportunity to coor dinate such an excellent program with such excellent participants, she expressed. God bless The Bahamas, and God bless our seafarers. Jamal Smith introduced Chandler Sands, managing director of Campbell Shipping, as the guest speaker for the oc casion, describing him as a motivator, vi sionary and a believer in national develop ment. Sands recalled his visits to Abaco as a young boy, when he heard a song about God vacationing on the islands. This led him to identify the Bahamian people as spe cial, talented and God-fearing. Equipped with those three attributes, Sands assured everyone that there is nothing that they could not accomplish. After introducing the vision of Camp bell Shipping via PowerPoint presentation, Sands emphasized the need for at least 4,000 Bahamian seafarers to be employed on the high seas by 2053. We want Abaco to be a part of this, so parents this is where we need you to pay attention, he said. What is the plan for Abaco over the next 40 years, and what is happening in Abaco today to prevent the mass exodus of young talent to New Providence, Grand Bahama and Miami, Florida? I was doing a little research, and the research told me that Abaco is the land of boat builders. Well, I would like to see over the next 40 years that Abaco migrates from being boat builders into being master mariners. He added that the maritime world of fered by Campbell Shipping is ideal for the Abaco community because it provides the opportunity for young people to seek a career in maritime, but live home. The company will target 800 families, which equates to $40 million being infused into the economy. Using 10 settlements as an example, this would mean 80 families First of all, for this group who are eighth and ninth graders, were talking about the year 2013-2016, you have to stay in high school [and] you have to do a good job in high school, Sands advised. It means in particular that youll have to place an effort on those BGCSEs. He informed them that The College of The Bahamas or the State University of with C or above passes. Coming on stream is the Lowell J. Mortimer Maritime Insti tute, which will open its doors in Nassau in September 2014. Well take you if you have three good passes, but the passes must be in Math, must be English, and must be Sci ence. Now a pass usually means C or better, so were asking you particularly, parents, if this is a viable opportunity for you, to ensure over the next three years that they concentrate on Math, English and a Science. By 2017, he was hopeful that 10 candidates from Abaco would come to Nassau to attend the LJM Maritime Acad emys one-year program. Tuition costs are $25,000 a year. Because scholarships can sometimes be hard to come by, Campbell tribution for young Bahamians by invest ing $30 million to bring that training home. Therefore, the plan is to sensitize students interested in maritime studies from Grade 10 to pass the required three subjects, and to raise $2,000 during that time. If they make the required grades (three BGCSEs), and they get accepted into Lowell J. Mortimer Maritime Acad emy, parents will only be asked to contrib ute $2,000 toward a $25,000-education, in such a way that $10,000 will be a work award; were going to give them a $4,500 loan that they will pay back when we send them out to sea; the government has prom ised us $1,500 in a grant; and were put ting together an endowment fund that will pay the rest. So we are serious about investing in young Bahamians, and if you seriously want to pursue a career in maritime, we would be happy to have you.

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They were on the radio to once again apprise the Abaco com munity of their plans and to update them on what had transpired since they were last here in February. They were able to accept half of the students needed for enrollment the remainder of the students needed to start the program. After they left, they spent two hours at the Government Complex where they set up an information table to inform the professionals employed there and those visiting the complex of Novas proposed program. That evening, they held an in formation meeting at Abaco Central High School from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. where they spoke with prospective students and gave the Nova presentation to new potential stu dents. The response for both was great, re School & Youth News Angels Academy assisted by Mission teams sulting in the collection of numerous new application forms and outstanding docu ments for those persons who started the admissions process earlier. The admissions process was concluded during the month of July. Vacation Bible School held in North Abaco Vacation Bible School at the Baptist Churches came to life once again, and brought lots of fun with it. This year, the group was on the island July 21 to 26. VBS sessions were held throughout the north at the local Baptist churches. The visiting group was split up and worked in the settlements of Treasure Cay, Fire Road, Wood Cay, Cedar Harbor and eager little people who happily received the conveyed information and participated in all activities. Sessions began daily at 9:00 a.m. and ended at noon. Daily enrolled stu dents were able to complete craft projects, dramatization, and music and enjoy bible teaching time. Lunch and snacks were also provided by the visiting ministries. The ministry looks forward to the summer when they can follow the com mission of the Lord and spread the good news of the gospel to youngsters. They wish to thank everyone for their support and trusting their kids into their care. They hope that as they continue to work for the Master, you will continue to support them. Next year VBS will be held on July 18 to 22 at the same venues.

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August 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 Abaco Marine Props Propellers Reconditioned & Rehubbed Phone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Brass Stainless Aluminum Sandblasting & Marine grade welding on Stainless and Aluminum Certied Propeller Repair Technician The ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas Sids Food Store Groceries Toiletries Souvenirs Serving New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Frozen Meat Dry and Canned Goods Homemade Breads WIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay Tel: (242) 365-4055 Ron-Paul Cabinets PlusVisit our Showroom Located Opposite the old Lowes PharmacyOwners: Ronnie & Pauline RobertsPhone: (242) 367-0546 4 DRAWER CHEST WOODEN BUNK BEDS $575 .00 METAL BUNK BEDS $450 .00 ADIRONDACK CHAIRS $210 .00 MATTRESS, BOX SPRINGS & FRAMESRegular Mattress Twin $170.00 -Full $235.00-Queen $280.00Orthopedic Mattress Twin $235.00-Full $290.00-Queen $340.00King $490.00 FLOORING Commercial Carpet..............$11.00 sq.yd. Carpet Padding...................$5.75 sq.yd. MORE BEDS Wooden Toddler Beds...............$175.00Rollaway Beds...........................$245.00 LAMINATED FLOORING $2 .50 sq.ft. PADDING $0.55 sq.ft. By Canishka Alexander Seventeen children between the ages of seven to 15 years old participated in the Annual Community Footprints Junior Golf Program at the Abaco Club on Winding Bay from July 22-26. The brainchild of Golf Pro Marley Hield, the program has been offered to collaboration with the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture. While Hield demonstrated the proper techniques for playing the aptly named gentlemans and ladys sport, Mark Aitken, director of facilities, and Eugene Martin, general manager, observed that the program is something that Hield is really focused on. Its something he looks forward to doing every year its his passion and he knows the importance of the young ones on this island learning about the basics of golf, Aitken shared. The ones who have been here over the last few years, he will advance, and he will teach the other ones the basics. The hope is that eventually a lot of these young ones will take up golf full time, theyll enjoy it, and you know, some may even become the top golfers in The Bahamas. Throughout the week, the children were taught how to hold the golf club, and how to putt and drive the ball along the golf course as an introduction to golf eti quette. A golfer himself, Aitken said that be yond learning how to play the sport, the participants learn how to better conduct themselves and are taught discipline. Golf teaches you that you have to respect your opponent, you have to be hon one of those sports that teaches you disci pline and respect. Martin, who became general manager in January, called Abaco a beautiful place, and the jewel of the Caribbean. Unlike Aitken, he said he plays golf occasionally and enjoys the game, but is happy that he has a job to fall back on. The PGA tour has nothing to worry about, Martin quipped. Sports A large crowd gathered at the Zion Baptist Cathedral in Murphy Town for the Independence Basketball Tournament which took place during the evenings of July 5-6. The participating athletes belonged to four churches, and ranged from under 15 years of age to adults. Victory Tabernacle dominated the Friday night games. Its team played against the Grace Baptist Church boys in the under 19 category. The game went to the Victory Tabernacle team with a 19-13 score. In the under 15 category, Victory Tabernacle won again, beating the Change Ministries team 20-11. In the men's open, the Grace Baptist Church men were de feated by the Church of God of Prophecy. The championship games took place on Saturday under the patronage of Admin istrator Preston Cunningham, starting late because of a rain shower. However, the rain subsided and three games took place, Tabernacles team, which won against Change Ministries 37-31 in the under 19 category and again in the under 15, 20-10. The men's open was disputed be tween Change Ministries and Church of God of Prophecy. It was a very close, ex citing game which brought the victory of Change Ministries in extremis with a 4139 score, after a few equalizing baskets by both teams. Mr. Ishmael Stretch Morley and Mr. Gilbert Davis were the referees for the championship games. Coaches for the various teams were Mr. Cubel Davis, Mr. Randy Davis, Mr. Shawn Robins and play er Yemens Pierre who acted as coach for the Church of God of Prophecys team in the last game. An awards ceremony was held on July 26 to present the trophies to the partic MP for North Abaco Renardo Curry was in attendance, and encouraged the young men to remain involved in sports, but to also maintain good academics. Senior Is land Administrator Preston Cunningham and Mr. Everette Strachan, president of the Church Basketball League, were also invited to make remarks. Nevertheless, both he and Aitken were pleased that the Abaco Club is able to give back to the community through the junior golf program. Our companys culture is always to give back and to do whatever we can do to help and enhance the community. We call it our Spirit to Serve program, and through out the world many of our vacation clubs do things from painting schools to feeding the homeless to activities like this, Martin elaborated. So, its very important. The know every year what we are doing, and really if our plan is not good enough, they say we need to do more. He added that working with the chil dren who attend the golf program is some thing they embrace and that comes from the heart. On July 26, the skills competition was held to test the children on what they had learned throughout the week. All the top four winners received trophies as well. Martin thanked everyone for their at tendance, and was in full support of the program when Hield approached him. He looked forward to possibly offering an ad ditional week in the future, or perhaps of fering it at a different time. In the Group A Category, Ivan Curry Alexander came second with 14 points; and Demeko Thompson got third after scoring 13 points. Robert Russell Jr. was also rec points. In Group B: Tyrell Albury placed second, with 9 points; Deandra Beneby settled into third place with 8 points; and tion with 7 points. I always look forward to doing this every year, and the participation and the enthusiasm from the students and the parents, Hield said. Thats the greatest thing for me. Ishmael Stretch Morley also com mended parents on their attendance, and said that the Ministry of Youth will con tinue to support programs such as this in the community. Abaco Church Sports Association holds Independence Basketball Tournament Junior golf program continues its 5th year at The Abaco Club Local Youth awarded basketball scholarship at Young Harris College, in Georgia. In front of members of his family and coaches, in one of the classrooms of his former school, Abaco Central High School, Kevin Altidor signed the contract that will allow him to attend Young Harris College on a basketball scholarship. Kevin Altidor is a motivated young man who left Abaco in 2008 to attend CC Sweeting in Nassau for his last year of high school. He graduated in 2009. Because of incidents that happened in his neighborhood of Pigeon Peas, Kevin, a gifted basketball player, thought he could further his education through that sport and get out of the negative surroundings. Every day in the gym, I thought about it [the incident], about wanting to make a person out of myself. It drove me to try to make it. I was willing to go the extra mile, even try for the MBA. A year after graduating from high school, he was admitted to Roane Commu nity College in Tennessee. He graduated three years later with a degree in Exercise Please see Scholarship Page 8

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian August 1, 2013 Call: 242-365-4695 or Voip: 561-207-7212 E-Mail: info@greenturtlerealestate.comwww.greenturtlerealestate.com Building lot in Central Pines subdivision, Marsh Harbour. Very desirable location just on the outskirts of Marsh Harbour. Oered at $65,000 Ocean View Drive, Whale Point Eleuthera. Building lot in a vacation orientated neighborhood. A very aordable lot at $30,000 Central Pines, South of Dundas Town, Marsh Harbour is this large building lot with all services to lot. Oered at $56,000 Bahama Coral Island very aordable building lot. Near entrance to highway and just minutes to the beach. Oered at $20,000 Beachfront lot at Leisure Lee. Over 166 of prime beachfront with all utilities in place. A gated community just 15 minutes to Golf Course and Shopping at Treasure Cay. Oered at $180,000 Ocean View Lot on Green Turtle Cay. Literally steps away from the beach with reefs so close to shore, you can swim out and snorkel. Oered at $250,000 New! Elevated waterfront lot with amazing views of the Sea of Abaco. Near to the Blu House Resort and Marina, this lot enjoys spectacular sunsets. Oered at $325,000 Sea to Sea -Two Bedroom, two bath home with a private dock located at the entrance to White Sound and near the Green Turtle Club, Resort & Marina. Selling fully furnished and ready to enjoy. Oered at $650,000 New! Two Beach Front Lots located at Great Guana Cay. Near to new Bakers Bay development with a shared dock on the Sea of Abaco. Both lots with at total of 150 of beachfront are oered together at $370,000 Island House Seato-Sea with a deep water dock and lifts on White Sound, Green Turtle Cay, with another dock on Blu Harbor. A fully furnished four bedroom, four and a half bath pod style home, includes a dock house, two golf carts and a boat. New! Beach Front LotLocated on the Atlantic Ocean beach, near the Green Turtle Resort and Marina. The lot comprises of 1.2 acres with 97 of pristine beach front. Oered at $475,000 SOLD!! Summer Clearance S ale 50 % OFF Jewelry & Ladies Clothing Sand Dollar Shoppe Abaco Gold Wide selection on Mens, Ladiess, and Kids T-Shirts and Clothing. Fishing Shirts & Shorts for Men & Boys Sandals for Ladies & Men & Great Gift Items **Supper Savings** Shop & Save @ Sand Dollar Shop Abaco Gold 9am to 5pm Monday thru Saturday Tel: 367-4405 Email: sdshoppe@batelnet.bs Triple-header softball games July schedule By Canishka Alexander Softball games continued at the Mur phy Town Ball Field on July 19-20. In the Dollz faced Team L.A. Although it was a close call, the Diamond Dollz beat Team L.A. 4 to 2. In the second game, the T.C. Jets beat Hope Town Wreckers: 12 to 3. Scores from July 21 triple header saw Team L.A. handing down a devastating blow to the Terez Gas Angels beating them 20 to 4. It was DNR versus Simple Solutions in the following game, and DNR beat the North Abaco team 5 to 2. In Hope Town Wreckers 7 to 2. On July 26, there were tremendous losses for Simple Solutions and DNR Slug gers. In their game against the Hope Town Wreckers, Simple Solutions scored seven runs while the Wreckers accumulated 17 runs. DNR scored no runs at all leaving the Bulldogs to hog 15 runs for their team. Despite a triple header being sched uled for July 27, only one game was played because of two funerals that were held in Sports North Abaco. Condolences were extended to TC Jets player Todd Thompson on the passing of his father. Even though Simple Solutions and DNR played the only game of the night, it would prove to be the longest game of by DNR Pitcher Crayford Hannah shortly before 9:30 p.m., and the game ended well after midnight. This allowed DNR to close in the gap created by Simple Solutions, but they did not gain enough runs to surpass their opponents. The scores were close, but it was Simple Solutions who won the game 25 to 23. The schedule for the next two weeks is as follows: On Aug. 2: Simple Solu tions vs. DNR Sluggers at 7:30 p.m.; and the Hope Town Wreckers vs. TC Jets at 9 p.m. On Aug. 3, its the A.G. Diamond Dollz vs. Terez Gas Angels at 7:30 p.m.; and DNR Sluggers vs. Creter's Bulldogs Sciences. Kevins goal is to obtain a Bachelors Degree in English and History at Young Harris. Williams, was not limited to sports. Mr. Altidor recalls a quote from his PE teach er, to thy own self, be true, which is advice he would like to communicate, to all the kids out there who want to make it. As he leaves Abaco one more time with his future on his mind, he is moti vated by his drive to become a successful example. I want to be an example for all the younger kids growing up in the Mudd or in the Peas. Scholarship From Page 7 at9 p.m. The following weekend, on Aug. 9, DNR Sluggers and the Hope Town p.m., while TC Jets and Simple Solutions close out at 9 p.m. Aug. 10 features Team L.A. vs. Abaco Groceries Diamond Dollz at 7:30 p.m., and the Simple Solutions vs. Creter's Bulldogs at 9 p.m. All games are currently played at the Murphy Town Ball Field next to Abaco Central High School.

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August 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 HOPE TOWN HARBOUR LODGE Presents its New Buffet Breakfast at the Reef Restaurant 7:30 am to 10:30 am Monday Saturday All the traditional Breakfast fare plus a Chefs station preparing Omelets and Pancakes al a minute. Lot 11 Abaco Club $525,000 New Price $299,900 Grander $839,900 Artist Shirley Higgs rediscovers her passion The artistic talent of Shirley Higgs a community art and craft show sponsored by the Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel in Mrs. Higgs had shown her artwork, and this very modest and unassuming lady was very nervous. However, she had no need to feel any nervousness because her work showed a lot of talent. The eye was immediately drawn to the beautiful horticultural paint ings she had on display. It's amazing that she had no training apart from art lessons in school many years ago and that she had only recently taken up a paintbrush again. While attending Queens College in Nassau in her youth, Mrs. Higgs said that she always enjoyed art lessons and received good marks, but upon leaving school never followed this any further. However, one day a very talented artist friend who lives Artist Highlight close by invited Mrs. Higgs to join her in painting designs on T-shirts. This reignited Mrs. Higgs artistic spark. During a visit to her nephews shop in Hope Town a short time later, while ad miring all the artwork, Mrs. Higgs became even more enthused. As luck would have it, there was a beginners acrylic kit in the shop for sale along with some canvases which she bought, took home and thus be gan painting again. is a well-known horticulturalist both in Nassau and on Abaco. In the summer I was not able to work in my garden due to the heat, so what painting was of a lily and this was followed by colourful orchids, bromeliads and day lilies. At school, the only medium she had worked in apart from pencil shading was watercolours but now she works with acrylic since she feels that this is an easier medium to manage and is more forgiving than watercolour. After a while she moved to birds, particularly the parrot of which she is especially fond. Fish, seahorses and mermaids are Mrs. Higgs latest favoured subjects. She has just completed a large, colourful paint dition to her paintings on canvas, Mrs. Higgs uses her paints in many other cre ative ways. She produces a very attractive line of small paper gift bags using varied designs such as seahorses, mermaids, hibiscus and the very popular curly tail lizard and these designs she also uses to embellish Christ mas ornaments. In addition to being a great enthusiast for sea shells of which she has a vast and amazing collection. She enjoys using these shells to create striking craft pieces. Throughout the years, when Mrs. Higgs was not utilizing her painting skills she was always very creative and made very good use of her various crafting skills such as embroidery, quilting and sewing her own and her daughters dresses. Nowadays, she is enjoying her new hobby of painting and looks forward to painting early in the morning when the sun shines from the beautiful harbour into her makeshift studio in her living room. I wish I could do it every morning, says this busy lady, who is always involved in some kind of community work, such as hosting Horticultural Society meetings or raising funds for repairs to the Epworth Methodist Chapel at Cherokee. I would also like to have a proper studio where I could leave my art supplies out all the time and not have to put them away every time somebody comes to din ner, she quipped. Mrs. Higgs art and craft work can be viewed and purchased from Monkeys Uncle in Marsh Harbour and Ebb Tide in Hope Town.

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian August 1, 2013 Maurdee W. Albury ~Gone But Not Forgotten~ 1949-2012 For A Wonderful Husband, Father and Papa Love knows no boundaries.... whether earthly or in his presences. Still loving and missing you as much today as one year ago. When weve there ten thousand years bright shinning as the sun Weve no less days to sing Gods praise then when weve rst begon. ~Were Dreaming Of e Day When Were Finally ere With You.~ It has been one year ago today That God came and took you away To a better life and a better place Far away from this disgrace. I know that you are still thought of With a smile and so much love By the many lives that you so touched Wonder if you knew how much. I wonder if your soul is ying high Somewhere in that bright blue sky Looking down on all of us For a special reason or just because. Many things still remind us though You cannot come back after you go But God still gives us faith and hope Strength and courage to help us cope. I did not know what words to say About your death one year ago today Just that I miss you still my dear friend I miss you now like I missed you then. Like memories sewn together Your soul is part of life forever Memories of all your family and friends Death cannot take for love never ends. I hope you are happy wherever you are now I hope these words can reach you somehow. One year ago God came and took you away But in our hearts you still forever stay. One year ago today, You left us with broken hearts One year ago today, You took our smiles apart One year ago today, Our tears fell so true One year ago today, And were still thinking about you....... HORACE A PIERRE III June 3rd, 1984 Aug 8th, 2012 FROM YOUR SPECIAL LOVED ONES Peter George Sweeting partner in Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour died on Sunday evening, June 30, in Palm Beach Gardens, FL following a short illness. He was 69. A Nassau native, Mr. Sweeting attended Staunton Military Academy in Staunton, Virginia and e University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He joined the family business, G.R. Sweeting & Son, Ltd. which had begun on Bay Street by his grandpar ents as purveyors of ne linens and dry goods and expanded to become a department store in Palmdale. A lifelong yachtsman and sherman, Mr. Sweeting and partners acquired the Abaco Beach Resort in the 1980s, enlarging the marina from 28 to 200 slips, dredging and creating the club property with a boat slip for each lot, and acquiring the hotel adjacent to the marina. Most recently e Residences, a 9-unit condo building was built on the property. Mr. Sweeting is survived by his wife Sally, sons Andrew Charles Sweeting, Peter George Blaine Sweeting and his wife Carol, his daughter Suzanne Mazzarella and her husband Frank, three grandchildren, Elizabeth and Dylan Sweeting and Sterling Mazzarella, sisters Holly ODell and her husband Brian and Aletta Hanson and her husband Scott, cousins Richard Farrington and his wife Jen, Charles Farrington and his wife Sara, Wendie Bishop and her husband Keith, Gail OConnor, Michael OConnor and his wife Tara, Kathy OConnor, Edward OConnor and his wife Barb, nephews Raymond Rogers, Christian and Jeremy Stokes, Charles and Robert Haas, brother-in-law Andrew Haas and his wife Carol, sister-in-law Ann Haas and many special friends. Peter George Sweeting A memorial service will be held at 5pm on August 16 at Abaco Beach Re sort in the Marquee. In lieu of owers, donations can be made to either Every Child Counts, P.O.Box AB 20085, Marsh Harbour, or Friends of Abaco Animals, Hopetown, Abaco. Sil bert Ben nett Saw yer age 74, was born in Cherokee Sound, Aba co to Dennis & Mildred Sawyer on December 29, 1938. He passed away July 13, 2013 after a long illness. He is survived by his wife Es ther, four sons, Perry, Faron, Jay and Claude. One Daughter, Dawn. One adopted daughter Ellen Curry. Four Daughtersinlaw, Lisa, Claudia, Jan ice and Londa. One soninlaw, Kent Sawyer. Seven grandchildren, Cora Sawyer, Alicia Cooke, Chelsea Pol, Ariel Sawyer, Myron Sawyer, Draven Sawyer and Alonzo Sawyer. One great granddaughter, Lacey Cooke. Two grandsons-inlaw, Shane Cooke and Benjamin Pol. Funeral Service for the Late Alice Mc Bride age 70 years, of Moores Island, Abaco was held on Saturday, July 6, 2013, 11:00 a.m. at Central Zion Baptist Church, Pinedale, Eight Anthony Williams, assisted by Pastor Branford E. Dean and Evangelist Al vin Laing. Interment followed in the Harbour West Cemetery. Left to Cherish her memories are her three sons: Redwin Barnett Sr., Kevin Delancy Sr. Roger Russell Sr.; one adopted son: Percy McBride; three daughters: Verline Dean, Audra Davis-Forbes, Kayla Forbes-Johnson; three sons-in-law: Pastor Branford E. Dean, Jerrod Forbes, Ancil John son; daughters-in-law: Ulean Bar nett, Christa Russell, Lindel Delancy; 21 grandchildren and their spouses: Shanell (Samuel English), Veronique Davis, Anthemica (Ezra) McBride, Kevin Delancy Jr. and Labron Delan cy, Deanka Lightbourne, Dominique, Shanice (Christopher) Delancy, Rho tazia, Roger Jr., Rhoajji and Rho zaae Russell, Destiny, Jada and Jaden Forbes, Redwin Jr., Alyssa Barnett, Walrick Cooper, Anissa Davis, Ran A Me morial Ser vice for George Vandham Johnson age 69 af fection ately called Geo of Dundas Town Abaco, who died at his residence June 3rd was at Alan Smiths Estate Leisure Lee Abaco Bahamas. Pastor Elliott Etienne will Lionel Johnson, Sister: Judith Johnson. Precious memories are held by: His wife: Minnie Johnson, Mother: Gertrude Johnson, Sons: Lionel John son II, Johnathan Johnson, Prince John son, George Johnson Jr., and Kevin Johnson. Daughter: Myrtlyn JohnsonKnowles. Sisters: Ollie Mae Johnson, Brenda Johnson Banks of Canada, Glo ria Johnson, Barbara Johnson, Reserve Corporal 861 Sheran Johnson of The Royal Bahamas Police Force Abaco and Andrea Johnson Adderley. Grandchildren: Marilyn Wilmore, Lionel Johnson II, Tashana Johnson, Genesse Johnson, Reuben Storr Jr., Alonzo and Lanze Knowles, Sierra Johnson and Deontae Johnson, Daughter-in-law: Julie Johnson, Son-in-law: Lorenzo Knowles, Sister-in-law: Eloise Rus sell, Brother-in-law: Marbry Wilmore and many other family and friends. Remembering Family and Friends dia Hield and Rhianna Spicer; 15 great grandchildren including: Breanna and Ezra McBride Jr., Synara Gibson, Deanna and Alexis, Sherica and Sami yah English, Lawrence, Jayla and Jaya Delancy, Tametrie and Latiesha Rah ming and Serenity Albury; two broth ers: Ritchie and Kingsley McBride; a host of other relatives and friends.

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August 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 July 15 Crossword Answers Across 4. HURRICANESThese blustery, univited guests often drop in starting in August 7. POTCAKEBahamian mutt. 9. CRUDECan refer to oil or someone's demeanor. 12. BANANAYellow fruit 16. ALIASA false identity 17. BAREFOOTSans-shoes. 18. PARALLELRight alongside. 19. MARVELDC Comics main publishing rival. Down 1. CARAPACEA crab's shell. 2. FIDDLECay where Stranded Naked is held annually. 3. BASEUnless it's neutral it's either an acid or a ______ 5. SOLARThese flares disrupt communications on earth. 6. DECADETen years. 8. LUBBERSCay across from Elbow, famous for Yahoes. 10 OASISCan be unexpectantly found in deserts. 11. MIRAGESomething disappointing found in deserts. 13. AQUAMARINEBlack, gold and _________. 14. UNICYCLELike a bicylce, but missing a wheel. 15. REGATTAThis race has been held for 38 years in Abaco. August 1 Clues Across 2. Sport played with clubs 4. To harvest or hunt illegally 6. A dead language 8. More than a disturbance but not quite a storm 12. Element Au 13. Hypothetical 7th Hurricane of 2013 15. Common to bats and dolphins 16. Bahamian NBA player 17. A renter Down 1. Propelling a boat using one oar 2. Newest "Royal" 3. A crawfish's defense 5. Snack for bees 7. To get ready for 9. Sport The Bahamas first won Olympic Gold in 10. Often used for hurricane shutters 11. Animal said to "never forget" 14. Center of a hurricane

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian August 1, 2013 Crime Report Causing Grievous Harm (Suspect arrested another wanted.) At 3:50am on 1st July, 2013, a 35 year old resident of Treasure Cay, Abaco, reported that sometime around 3:40am same date while on Charles Sawyer Hwy., Marsh Harbour, Abaco, he was approached by two young Haitian males who caused harm to him. Police action requested. Suspect Arrested M.H.P.S. arrested one of the suspect John Aristil, d.o.b. 4/12/95 of Murphy Town, Abaco, reference to this matter. The vic one of the young man who caused harm to him; the accused was arraigned on 4th July, 2013 and remanded to Sandilands. The other suspect in this matter is Jason Delhomme aka Gucci d.o.b. 2/10/97 of The Mud, Abaco. Investigation continues. Stealing At 8:45pm on 5th July, 2013, a 19 year old male of Murphy Town, Abaco, reported that sometime around 1:20pm on Friday 5th July, 2013, he left his work place at Marsh Harbour and caught a ride with his co-worker. While in her car, he placed his Samsung GT-19300 cellular phone with a black and yellow case inside her car. She dropped him off in the area of the red light in Marsh Harbour and short after, he realized that he forgot his phone in her car. He saw her a few minutes later in the area of Marsh Harbour, spoke to her and she stated that she did not see or have his phone. Police action requested. Investigation continues. Shop breaking At 9:00am on 6th July, 2013, a 50 year old female Of Dundas Town, Abaco, reported that sometime between 8:15pm on 5th June, 2013 and 9:10am on 6th June, 2013, some unknown entered a local Food store located Dundas Town, Abaco and stole three caps, two shirts and one case of sodas. Police action requested. Investigation continues. Causing Harm At 2:45am on 1st July, 2013, a 34 year old female of Dundas Town, Abaco came to M.H.P.S. and reported that while at her residence, her ex-boyfriend threw her to the ground and punched her about requested. Suspect arrested MHPS arrested the suspect of Dundas Town, Abaco, reference to this matter. In vestigation continues. Housebreaking & Stealing At 5:00pm on 4th July, 2013, a 39 year old male of Dundas Town, Abaco, reported that sometime between 8:45am and 4:30pm on same date some unknown person/s entered his home searched and stole his grey and orange Kipar generator. Police action requested. Investigation con tinues. Possession of At 9:03 a.m. on July 14, 2013, Police lea Street, Dundas Town, Abaco. Police and found a black shotgun with the serial quantity of what was suspected to be mari juana. The suspect was not at home at the time. The suspect in this matter is known to the Police and is being sought by the Central Detective Unit Abaco. Armed Robbery (suspected arrested) Case#1-13-058122 At 2:10 a.m. on July 14, 2013, a 22-year-old male of Treasure Cay, Abaco, reported that sometime around 2:00 a.m. that same date, while he was in his vehicle at a local Bar & Restaurant located on Fire Road, Abaco, he was approached by a man known to him who robbed him of his gold chain and charm. Police action requested. Suspect Arrested North Abaco arrested the suspect in this matter, an 18-year-old male while at Coo pers Town, Abaco at his residence. Inves tigations continue into this matter. Sacrilege At 1:20 p.m. on July 13, 2013, a lo cal 40-year-old Pastor of Murphy Town, Abaco, reported that some unknown person/s entered a Church located at Mur phy Town, Abaco and stole a DVD player, an Energizer power pack and a bag. Police action requested. Investigation continues. Housebreaking & Stealing (Suspect arrested and Charged) At 12:45 p.m. on July 18, 2013, a male resident of Treasure Cay, Abaco, reported that some unknown person/s en tered his house and stole two iPhones and an amount of cash. Police action requested. Suspect arrested & charged Sometime around 4:20pm same date of the Treasure Cay Police Station while in Treasure Cay, arrested the suspects Sidney Shermal Hart, d.o.b. 22/10/90 of Treasure Cay, Abaco in reference to this matter. He was found in possession of the two iPhones. The suspect was charged and arraigned and was remanded to Her Maj esty Prison. Shopbreaking At 7:50 p.m. on July 20, 2013, a 41-year-old female of Marsh Harbour, Ab aco, reported that sometime between 9:20 p.m. on July 17, 2013 and 10:30 a.m. on July 20, 2013, some unknown person/s entered her business establishment. Noth ing appears to be stolen. Police action re quested. Investigation continues. Shopbreaking At 9:08 a.m. on July 21, 2013, a 40-year-old male of Dundas Town, Abaco, reported that sometime between 19/7/13 and 21/713 some unknown person/s en tered his business establishment located in Murphy Town, Abaco and stole a Sony Compact Disc, a Feedback Destroyer Pro and one mixer board. Police action re quested. Investigation continues. Drug Arrest (Suspect ar rested and Charged) At 5:45 a.m. on July 15, 2013, of aco and New Providence Units arrested two males, both of Dundas Town, Abaco, in reference to Possession of Dangerous Drugs. They were found in possession of a quantity of substance believed to be mari juana. As a result, both accused men were charged for the offence. Disorderly Behaviour (Sus pect arrested and Charged) At 12:10 p.m. on July 15, 2013, of ard Armbrister, d.o.b. 15/9/86 of Bahama Coral Island, in reference to Disorderly Behaviour. The accused was arrested sometime around 11:55 a.m. the same day, while at the Magistrate Court, Marsh Har bour in reference to Disorderly Behaviour. The accused was charged for the offence. He attended court on 16/7/13, and pleaded guilty. Stealing At 12:00 p.m. on July 15, 2013, a 63-year-old male of Treasure Cay, Abaco, reported that sometime between 8:30 a.m. on July 14, 2013 and 8:00 a.m. on July 15, 2013, some unknown person/s stole two water pumps from a local Youth Camp located at Marsh Harbour. Police action requested. Investigation continues. Abduction (Suspect arrested) At 7:20 p.m. on July 23, 2013, a 31-year-old male of The Pigeon Peas, Ab aco, reported that he was abducted while at Treasure Cay, by a male know to him. Police action requested. On July 24, 2013, a 31-year-old male resident of North Abaco was arrested ref erence to this matter. He will be arraigned at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July29, 2013 before the Magistrates Court in Marsh Harbour. Causing Harm At 7:50 p.m. on July 25, 2013, a 21-year-old male of Dundas Town, Aba co reported that he was attacked by a coworker who beat him about the body. Po lice action requested. Suspect arrested At 8:05 p.m. on July 25, 2013, a 20-year-old male was arrested in refer ence to this matter. He will be arraigned at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 29, 2013 before the Magistrates Court in Marsh Harbour. Shopbreaking At 10:55 a.m. on July 27, 2013, a 50-year-old male of Dundas Town, Abaco, reported that sometime between July 24, 2013 and July 27, 2013, some unknown person/s entered his business and stole two action requested. Investigation continues.

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August 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 MARINE NAVIGATION COURSEAbaco, this is your opportunity to study Marine Navigation at a professional level. Call Mr. Key at 367-5351 or e-mail pgk434@yahoo.com The Bahamas School of Marine Navigation is oering a Terrestrial Navigation Course (2 Months, 3 Nights per Week) at Friends of the Environment board room commencing at 7 pm on Monday, September 2, 2013. The rst class is free with no payments until class #2.Other courses include: Seamanship/Marine Safety (individuals & groups) and Celestial Navigation Methods 229 & 249. Church News CCC coordinator bids farewell to Abaco community By Canishka Alexander Almost six years ago, the Christian Counselling Centre (CCC) opened its doors on Abaco. Although grants and donations from Nassau have helped to supplement its operating costs, the Centre is in urgent For the past six months, the Chris tian Counselling Centre has been strug gling in a special way, and there have been times when its board of directors has won cial problems, said Margaret Smith, CCC coordinator. So we are back and forth between the board in Nassau and here to determine how to go forward. We recog nize that there is a need for the services, role in the community. In a few days, Smith will be leaving the Centre and relocating to Nassau. Smith shared that although she will be where her family is, she still wants to see the Centre succeed and continue to help the people of Abaco. It is what she calls home mission. After graduating in 1980 with a bach elors degree in theology and missions, proximately six years to Holland, India and London. She remained home for another 14 years before returning to the United States for her graduate studies. After an other eight years of living in the U.S., she came home and soon after found herself on Abaco. Smith is comforted that someone as will take over from where she left off. Swain has a masters degree in Counsel ing and Biblical Theology, and has worked as a case manager and therapist while liv ing in Missouri with her husband Mark A. Swain. While residing in Tennessee, her expertise has expanded to include the roles of family therapist and child and adoles cent therapist. Swain is currently pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Walden University, and she already serves as a coordinator and therapist at the Christian Counselling Centre on Abaco. When Swain returned, she dropped by the CCC for a visit, and learned that they both knew the same religious people including a missionary while Smith lived in Mississippi and Swain was in Tennes see. Swain expressed a desire to work there, but the Centre could not afford to pay both womens salaries. In time, Smith announced that she was leaving, and she gave them Swains information. Initially, Smith was supposed to be on Abaco for three months to assist the Centre in becoming more self-sustaining, and to try to garner support from churches, corporate businesses and individuals. Her time was lengthened to three years. During those years, Smith saw that one of the challenges facing the Centre is that people think Christian means every thing is free, or that churches are support ing them. It is an unfortunate misconcep tion because the grants only cover a portion of operating expenses and staff salaries. Although she and Vernelle Swain are masters level therapists, the cost of ser vices has been reduced to accommodate all who need their help. Clients in Nassau pay anywhere from $120 to $140 per ses sion, but on Abaco they are only charged $60 for each session with the provision that if they cant pay, then they pay what they can. Even if they cannot pay anything, they are not turned away because the Centre is a Smith also noted that there is still a stigma when people consider counselling. Its OK to go for counselling; it doesnt mean I am the dregs of society, I am terrible, or I lack faith, she assured. I know that there is the feeling that if I have faith I should be able to deal with this. Smith added that the CCC offers the only psychiatric clinic with Dr. David Allen, a Bahamian psychiatrist, who visits Abaco once a month. Dr. Allen also of fers a Bahamian forum called The Family People Helping People, during his visits. The Magistrates Court and the Dept. of Social Services refers people to them for counselling, anger management, drug or substance abuse, parental training, and Please see CCC Page 16 Happy BirthdayIf you see this handsome young man, August 8th, Please wish him a HAPPY 70thBIRTHDAY

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian August 1, 2013 SUN OIL LIMITED EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Sun Oil Limited seeks to identify: PROFESSIONAL TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVERS in Abaco, e Bahamas e successful candidate(s) will assume the role of Driver/Operator. is position is responsible for the daily execution of key responsibilities within a bulk fuel facility. ese responsibilities include the safe receipt, storage and delivery of bulk petroleum products in accordance with strict industry and company standards. Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate a proven track record of safe driving. Successful experience in the petroleum industry would be a plus. Core Responsibilities island. re-distribution of petroleum products. maintenance and repairs. member. Benets include: Competitive salary and benets package, commensurate with work Interested persons should apply no later than 9th August, 2013 to: jobs@sunoilbahamas.com domestic violence to name a few. A few churches have referred people, but more can take advantage of their services. I want people to see this as a service for Abaco. This is for the mental, emo tional, and spiritual health of Abaco, which means a safer and more constructive envi ronment for all of Abaco, Smith shared. We are not just here for the Christian community, but for the entire community of Abaco. We have professional training that helps us to give practical ways and op tions to help people deal with their situa tions. She paused to give special thanks to CCC member Betty Roberts as well as a business person from Hope Town, who summer, so they did not close. In 2011, their fundraising efforts began, but the money raised was very modest. The two women appealed to the church community, corporate sponsors and individuals to lend a helping hand. It doesnt have to be a huge amount; just give consistent support, and do what ever you can to make sure this ministry remains, Smith urged. No matter how Whatever you think God is calling you to do, or whatever you think you can do, is going to be helpful for us to survive the future. Church News CCC From Page 15 Unfortunately, Smith is not the only person who will be leaving. Rachael John son, the secretary/receptionist, will also be leaving the Centre this fall to attend col lege. Smith said that Johnson has been a Godsend, and that when she acquired her, she received the entire Johnson family. Despite the ongoing changes, Vernelle Swain is prepared to lead the Christian Counselling Centre to another level. Her focus is to spend time network and running because money is needed for the staff members and equipment for ther apy sessions. She wants the Centre to be come more visible in the community, and to remind people of who they are and what they are doing in order to increase their client base. People think that if they are not per port, Swain added. It is a service to the community. Vernelle is excited to see how every thing will unfold based on the skills she has developed. The Christian Counselling Centre has brought together everything I love to do: counselling, a Christian environment, administration, networking and campaign ing. My passion is for children and adoles cents and by extension working with their families. Some kind of stamp will be on this [Centre] based on what my passion is. Shark biting incidents injure three in two days Occurrences remain rare in The Bahamas Despite the rarity of attacks in The Bahamas, the country recorded three shark biting incidents within two days between Exuma and Abaco on July 28 and 29. On Sunday, 28th July, at about 11:15 am, a 50 year-old U.S. visitor reported that while on a diving expedition, he was bitten on the rear lower extremities by a shark just east of a local Cay near Grand Cay, causing serious injuries; He got medical treatment with the assistance of a friend a 57 year-old local man. He was treated by the local medical team at Grand Cay and then airlifted to a hospital in West Palm Beach for further medical treatment. On the same day a 64-year-old tourist from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was bitten on his left hand by a nurse shark at Com pass Cay, Exuma. in an area known for having nurse sharks when the incident occurred at about 4:25 pm. According to Bahamian police re ports, the man was then taken to the local clinic in Exuma and later airlifted to New Providence where his injuries were report edly described as non-life threatening. On Monday 29th July, 2013, at about 4:35 pm Police at Marsh Harbour Police Station received a report form a local Doc tor in Marsh Harbour regarding a shark bite which occurred at 4:05 pm just off Scotland Cay. The victim is a 40 year old United States visitor of Harborside Circle, Largo, Florida. The victims wife stated that the fam ily had just left Green Turtle Cay on their 31 foot vessel to enjoy some swimming and paddle boarding, when the incident occurred. The injuries were described by the local Doctor as serious. The victim was airlifted to a Miami based medical facility for further medical treatment. According to the International Shark Attack File (ISAF) at the University of Florida, The Bahamas, with its huge amount of coastline and larger tourist and resident populations, has recorded more shark attacks than any other Caribbean destination but still only 35 since 1896 while the rest of the region averages less than one attack each year. Florida averages 20 to 30 shark attacks each year. "The International Shark Attack File isn't overly concerned about shark attacks in the Caribbean," says George Burgess, director of the (ISAF). "On a per capita basis, [the Caribbean] isn't where you'd On the Water

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August 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 For additional information please contact any of the following Mr. Harlin Johnson: 242-577-0860 Forestry Unit Ministry of the Environment & Housing: 242-322-6005/6 Bahamas National Trust Marsh Harbour: 242-367-6310 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY BAHAMIAN BASED COMPANY SEEKS QUALIFIED SALESPERSONS FOR THEIR LOCAL OFFICE. REQUIREMENTS: Qualied persons should submit cover letter and resume to Qualityteam91@yahoo.com THAT ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED. Congratulations Dear Editor: Just wanted you to know that I be lieve that you and your team are doing an OUTSTANDING job! The Abaconian has taken on a new look and I think it is a GREAT one! I particularly appreciate the number of environment related articles that have appeared in recent issues. I am not a Ba hamian Citizen, but I do own property on Tilloo Cay in The Abacos. It's the most beautiful place that I have ever seen. I be lieve that the environmental issues are of upmost importance to the Bahamian popu lation and I hope that I will get the oppor tunity to help in some way when the time comes Sincerely, Mac Fairley Perspectives of My Generation By Ashley Whylly I recently returned home from univer sity and I cannot shake the feeling that I am suspended in some sort of limbo between student and adult. I attended a liberal arts university where I majored in Communica tion and minored in psychology. There are is nerve wracking. My brain periodically screams, I did not spend four years study other than media or public relations! These are common sentiments ex pressed by college graduates who return home to the Bahamas; in particular those who studied the liberal arts. Weve worked hard and we want to return home and con tribute to our society in a positive way, but we are not sure where to begin. We are told that you can not get a job without a college degree, so we spend thousands of dollars on years of studies and return home only to be told that there are no jobs available to us. This leads to self-doubt and, eventu ally, a generation of people who have jobs that make them miserable rather than ca reers that excite them each morning. It is idealistic and probably a tad nave to believe that every college gradu ate will work in their dream job making old, but, it is a little disheartening to come home knowing that you may remain job less unless you are a lawyer, doctor, or an engineer. Your pool of careers has become less of a pool and more of a puddle. We are also presented with the perpetual oxy moron that is wanting a job, but having no experience. How do I gain the experience necessary to qualify for a job if no one will After a week of being stuck in an emotional battle between my self esteem and my lack of a career, something oc curred to me. The problem is not in the de gree I pursued, it is my perception of how that degree has equipped me for the job as focused as the more science oriented Those of us who chose the less struc tured educational path are fairly equipped experts in just one. This gives us a pletho ra of areas where we can become experts. This is not a time to be discouraged. It is instead an opportunity to explore a num ber of jobs and use those jobs as stepping stones for creativity and entrepreneurship. We can contribute to the future of this upon may not sound ideal, but we must be sure that our perspective is not hindering our progress. For example, I studied communica tion with a specialization in media. Editing and production are my comfort zone, how ever, when I had an opportunity to work in event coordination I took it. Initially it did not seem ideal, but I was able to creatively apply many of the skills I had learned in university and gain some new ones. Be a mover and a shaker. If you work at a cof fee shop, introduce a poetry night or an event promoting local artists. Use the skills you possess to your advantage. Dont allow your lack of seemingly viable career options to be an obstacle. Take the job that may not seem ideal. The road to your dream job may be full of twist, turns, and pit stops, but I guarantee that each one is a learning experience that better equips you for your future. Your ap proach must be creative, and your drive must be unwavering. Opinion Deported Dear Editor: The other day I was so embarrassed for our country. Why would Immigration way they did? They brought a friend of mine to tears. This person is a second-home owner, an artist who has generously given of her time and talent to assist us in our fund rais ing efforts to restore our old church build ing. She has chosen our village to reside in on a part time basis, paying local utilities, buying her groceries at the local food store and hiring local workmen to do necessary repair jobs. In other words, she brings much-needed cash into our community. A welcome assest to the settlement and a pleasant and generous neighbour who doesnt take anything from our community and only gives to it. The last time she arrived on Abaco she requested a stay of 90 days, or thought she did, as she had done many times be fore. Where, in fact, she had only put down an expected stay of 60 days. When tend her stay she was told she had over stayed her visit by 30 days and was to be immediately deported. What kind of hospitality is that? We are surrounded by illegal visitors every day and they hardly ever get deported. Doesnt Immigration see the advantages of having these revenue producing visitors and sec ond-home owners in our midst? We should be doing more to entice this type of visitor, not committing stupid errors like alienating them with rudeness and unwelcome gestures. She didnt have to come in to extend her visit, she was only trying to do the right thing. A simple bending of the rules and Im sure it would have impressed upon her how nice the of sure she put down the proper length of stay so that she would not be embarrassed like that again. She was very hurt and I can see why. We are a country that depends upon our visitors and all of our people should practice forgiveness, manners and under standing with a smile, it cant hurt and can only help. Lee Pinder Letters to the Editor Let me tell YOU something Dear Editor: I ask for a little space in your paper for the following thoughts. I guess that I am green or Nave enough to walk into a sort of wasps nest by asking, why do some, or most, preach ers ask for listeners to write to them for spiritual help or questions or comments, and when a fan writes a letter some refuse to reply, or later say, I dont have to! May I say, that sounds rude, snobby and childish. Thank you. We dont have to listen! -Lee Lowe P.S. Why then give a PO Box Num ber?

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August 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 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 RequestedVOLUME 21 NUMBER 15 August 1st, 2013 Min. Dorsett visits pilot logging project in Spring City Man-O-War celebrates Independence with day of traditional games By Mirella Santillo The Minister of Environment and Housing, the Hon. Kendred Dorsett, came to Abaco on July 15 to visit sites of the pine forest. His inspection of the established for est in the north of the island was followed by a long visit to the site of the Bahamas National Trust logging pilot project in Spring City. The BNT logging project, which started on July 1, is aimed at training young men with the operating of chain saw, sawmill and the various equipment necessary to facilitate logging and to de termine economic feasibility. The site of the operation is located in the pine forest Above: logging trainees and BNT coordinators stand by lumber produced from Abaco Pine. Please see Logging Page 2 By Rachel Ahrnsen On Thursday, July 18, Sea Spray Re sort held their 4th annual Goombay Fes tival, which has been sponsored by Kalik and Commonwealth Brewery. This night was the second to last of the four week fes tival, which had celebrations every Thurs day night at the resort. The crowd was entertained that night by nationally recog nized performer, KB. There was a large crowd of both tourists and Bahamians, who celebrated Baha mian culture together. The evening began with a local calypso band playing, while festival goers enjoyed a buffet of tradi tional Bahamian food, drinks, and perused local jewelry and crafts that were for sale. The headliners of the festival were DJ Emerge, and Bahamian legend Kirkland Bodie, who is better known as KB. KB was an energetic and interactive performer, and encouraged the crowd to come forward and start dancing as soon as he got onstage. KB was friendly with the audience, and he began his performance by naming different countries and areas of The Baha mas, asking the natives of these places to raise their hands. The crowd was extreme ly excited to hear the famous Bahamian Goombay Summer Festival highlights Bahamian culture for locals and tourists alikeFinal two concerts feature KB and Geno DPlease see Goombay Page 11 Man-O-War Cay has always celebrated Independence with a game full of family and traditional games. Above: the slippery pole is the always-popular highlight of the day. See page 10. Above: a young man carries his younger brother through the Junkanoo rush during the recent Goombay Festival held at Sea Spray Resort on Elbow Cay.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian August 1, 2013 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com running along the old Spring City Road. It is a continuation of the training that took place a few months ago, during which peo ple were taught to recognize and mark trees that were suitable for logging, under the tu toring of a forestry expert, Arien Sickken. The Minister who traveled to Abaco with another member of his cabinet, David Cates, was also accompanied by a forestry expert for the Caribbean, Claus-Martin Ecklemann and a crew of reporters from ZNS and BIS. Senator Gary Sawyer was also part of the delegation. They were later joined by Renardo Curry, Member of Par liament for North Abaco. with the Food and Agriculture Organiza tion of the United Nations, helped set-up the project last year in partnership with Christopher Russell, head of the Depart ment of Forestry for the Bahamas National Trust. During his visit, Minister Dorsett wit nessed the various operations involved in the logging process from cutting the trees with chainsaws, skidding the logs out of the forest and cutting them on the sawmill. He was particularly interested in watching a log being sliced in planks. Terworking on the project operated the sawmill to cut a large log measuring 3.17m long x 25 cm in diameter. Four A qual ity pieces and one B quality piece were re covered in the process as well as leftover wood. The planks will be left to dry until moisture has evaporated. Mr. Sickken who had explained the South Abaco Logging From Page 1 whole logging process to the minister, said that usually a log produces approximately 50% of lumber material. The Minister was very impressed with the project, visualizing all the possi bilities offered by this new industry, as far as jobs and revenues were concerned. He was told that all of the wood can be used; the pine which will not be treated will have to be used indoors. A pieces can be utilized for furniture making. Even the second choice pieces can be reshaped to be used as molding or baseboard, even as suggested by Senator Sawyer to make boat models. The bark and other left over wood can be mulched or burnt for coal. Several members of the Bahamas National Trust, among them David Knowles Director of Parks, Christopher Russel, Wavell Hanna, Marvin Russell and Forwere available to discuss the project with the visitors. The Spring City exercise which will be carried until the middle of August after which time the sawmill will be returned to Eleuthera. It was mentioned that concessions for timber-harvesting in two Crown Land areas of Abaco had been granted to Rob Roman, with Lindar Industries, one for approximately 1500 acres in the Treasure Cay Airport area and over 5000 acres in the Little Harbour Protected Forest. Below: a trainee operating the sawmill. Above: Min. Dorsett speaking to North Abaco MP Renardo Curry along with BNT Direc tor of Parks David Knowles and David Cates about the prospects of forestry on Abaco.

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August 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 Furniture Plus South Abaco By Jennifer Hudson expanding the National Parks System in Abaco was held on July 25 at the J. A. Pinder Primary School in Sandy Point. Areas of interest for discussion were Cross Har bour, East Abaco Creeks and the Marls. Presenters were dShan Maycock, an environmentalist presently working in Grand Bahama, Lyn Gates, Deputy Director of the Bahamas National Trust and Olivia Patterson, Programme Coordinator with Friends of the Environment. The meeting was opened with a very brief introduction by Lyn Gates who told those gathered that the prospect of more protected areas in Abaco and Grand Bahama was being looked at and that three years ago the Bahamas National Trust with other conservation organizations got together to form a master plan. She stated that the aim about the proposals for two new protected areas. In her presentation dShan Maycock stated that the National Parks are places of natural beauty and the goal is to protect their biodiversity. Of the 27 National Parks throughout The Bahamas, six are in Aba co. These are the Abaco National Park in South Abaco, Walkers Cay, Black Sound Cay, Fowl Cays, Tilloo Cay and the Peli can Cays. The two new proposed areas are both in South Abaco, one being the Abaco Marls Natural Reserve which is a large ex pensive area and the other being the Cross Harbour Protected Area. Ms. Maycock informed the audience that three Rapid Ecological Assessment (REA) teams have been here gathering ecological data which will help to establish a baseline for long-term monitoring activi ties. also carried out some tagging. 2. A plant team studied the diversity of plant types and some bird nesting sites. 3. The coral reef team studied the overall health of the reefs. Ms. Maycock closed her presentation by stating that the Bahamas National Pro tected Areas System is supported by gov ernment which protects 20% of the marine shore environment. Olivia Patterson concentrated her presentation on the Cross Harbour Protect as a National Park conservation zone by Friends of the Environment in 2006. In 2009 an application for Crown Land was ter by AFFGA (Abaco Fly Fishing Guides Association). Ms. Paterson gave the fol lowing reasons for needing to protect Cross Harbour. 3. Educational potential with cultur al and historical use 4. Restored wetland habitat. Cross Harbour is a very well rounded site and the goal is to protect it to ensure that biodiversity is maintained and to pre serve its resources for future generations, she closed by saying. A question and answer period fol pressed their concerns about the future of cerned that the Marls area should not be made a no take zone since that is where men make their living. Expressing his conchildren and grandchildren and there will ing. In reply it was stated that the main concern is to protect the area from largescale development such as buildings and marinas along the shoreline. Ms. Gape stated that everybody needs to get involved and that the team wants to get the feelings of people on how the areas are being used to take into account when making decisions. She told those gathered that following this initial consultation the team will come back again to present the proposal which they will then give to the government. She further added that they will make a presentation on the results of the REAs and also that they want to create Public meeting at Sandy Point held regarding expanding the National Parks SystemAbove: the question and answer period with BNT Forest Warden Marcus Davis making a point.

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian August 1, 2013 White Sound, Elbow CayFULL SERVICE MARINA WATERFRONT VILLAS For local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.comBahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun.Enjoy a delicious dinner with usSea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Happy Hour Daily 5 pm 6 pm Open Year RoundCome lounge at The Helm, our indoor barBoat House Restaurant Tuesday Night BBQ Buffet ALL YOU CAN EAT $20.00 per person LIVE MUSIC by: Clint Sawyer Join in the limbo with Desmond Cartwright Every Tuesday 6:30 pm 9 pm Starting April 9th Central & All Abaco By Timothy Roberts During a routine patrol on July 29 the Royal Bahamas Defense Force, acting violations in Bahamian waters. Acting Sub-Lieutenant, James Cox of the Royal Bahamas Defense Force aboard the HMBSP-45 said We were acting on a that they had spotted a boat that had been The RBDF P-45 gave pursuit and in tercepted the vessel just behind Scotlands Cay. Sub-Lieutenant Cox said that during items. The RBDF boarded and searched the the permit tells you what you can and cannot catch which they had signed indicat ing that they understood the terms. Howclaimed not to know. We arrested them and alerted Fisher ies Assistant Superintendent Carroll Laing and brought them back to Marsh Harbour for processing. The captain, a 52 year old U.S. citi zen from Florida, took full responsibil ity for the vessel and the infraction. The According to the police report the suspect was found in possession of a numconchs. The suspect was granted cash bail and is set to appear in court on the 8th, August 2013. There were four (4) other U.S. citi zens aboard the vessel including two 17 year-old males and a 25 year-old male from Florida and a 55 year-old male from Kentucky. Sub-Lieutenant Cox said this is how we make arrests, with the help of the lo resource if we dont protect it, who will? Mr. Laing said that at about 4pm he received a call from the HMBSP-45 that they had chased a boat and observed them throwing what appeared to be lobster over board. He said the captain has decided to take full responsibility for everything. He indicated he has been coming here for twenty years and he knows the rules and regulations. He was cautioned and placed under arrest.Foreign poachers apprehendedMen arraigned at Magistrates Court for major offencesSix men were arraigned at Magis trates Court #1 at the Government ComJohnson and Alonzo Roberts were charged with the offences of causing grievous harm intent to endanger life. According to Detective Sgt. 2377 Christopher Farquharson of the Central Detective Unit (CDU), a call was received on June 22 at midnight at the Marsh Har bour Police Station. The caller explained that a young man named Bradley Ferguson of Murphy Town had been shot several times in the lower body. Ferguson was taken to the Government Clinic and received medical attention, but was later transported to Princess Margaret Hospital where he re ceived further treatment. Johnson and Alonzo Roberts of Murphy Town were named in the matter, however when police were issued a search warrant for their residence, they were nowhere to be found. In their investigation, police ofAbaco district and escaped to Grand Bahama. Detective Sgt. Farquharson said that Abaco police issued a wanted poster re questing the publics assistance in the ap prehension of the two suspects. On July 13, Grand Bahamas Mobile Division arrested Johnson and Roberts in reference to this matter. The suspects were found guilty of the offences, and remanded to Her Maj estys Prison. Detective Sgt. Farquharson thanked of the Marsh Harbour Police Station who investigated the matter. In the second case, Steve Pedican re ported that he was robbed at gunpoint in the area of Louies Bar and Restaurant in Fire Road on July 13 at 2:10 a.m. Pedican said that he was approached by a man he knew from Coopers Town, who robbed him of his gold chain and charm. Police of to the matter, and arrested Dylan Jordan. Jordan was transported to CDU in Marsh interviewed and charged the suspect in ref erence to armed robbery. Jordan was arraigned in court on July 16, and remanded to Her Majestys Prison. Again, Detective Sgt. Farquharson responding to the complaint, and arresting the suspect in a timely manner. The their good work. There were three other males who appeared in court for the minor offences of warrant of arrest, disorderly conduct, and breach of bail act, respectively. Above: Defence Force with some of the poachers in custody. Mr. Laing added that we have asked permit that tells them what they can and cannot do, but unfortunately some people decide to just ignore. But our patrol boats are out there and we want the foreign na tionals to know that we are out there and you wont know when we are coming and if they are found to be in violation they will be arrested there will be no breaks!

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August 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 Central & All Abaco Murphy Town Cultural Extravaganza brings in IndependenceBy Mirella Santillo During the evening of July 9, the 40th Anniversary of Independence Cultural Extravaganza brought a large crowd to the decorated stage and several tents had been set. Two large tents offered shelter and seats, and included a section for the dig nitaries, among them Administrator Preston Cunningham, Permanent Secretary of State, Alexander Flowers and District Superintendent of Education, Dr. Lenora Black.. The evening included music from gospel bands, solo singing, rake nscrape and popular calypso and goombay rhythms. Around 9:00 p.m., Sandra Edwards began the evening performances, and beautifully sang the National Anthem and This Land is my Land. Then, announced by dynamic MC Shelley Austin, the various church bands, including the Latter Rain Praise Team, the New Vision Band, Genesis, Kevin Sawyer and his group, climbed to the stage in turn, anointing the crowd with many wellknown religious songs. Singing was followed by dancing. The Change Ministries Praise Dancers, some dressed in black with a yellow and blue sash, two dressed in white while wav on the grass. Later on, the grass also became the stage for the Abaco Foundation Cultural Camp youth group performances. Introduced by Sonia Roberts, eight girls in black tops and white skirts draped in a yellow or blue sash, danced to old-fashioned songs. The act concluded with two boys joining them in dancing to the tune of Back to Balemina, with panama hats on their heads and the girls holding baskets. While on the stage, Mrs. Roberts commented on the meaning of the anniver sary. After forty years, it is time to re changes. By now, we should know what works and what does not. There were two special performers: Viola Johnson with her grater and knife, who interpreted a rake ns scrape version of Old Time Religion. Yasmin Glinton, an Abaco Central High School teacher on the way of becoming a popular local actress, acted out a short skit, which was written by her. After that, the rhythm changed. Gos pel was replaced by lively calypso and goombay with performances by T-Time band, Funk Creations Group and Rum Hill Band, the latter interpreting a rendering of Happy Birthday Bahamas. As the evening progressed, the crowd increased and by 11:00 p.m., the soccer around the stage, others hanging around the food and bar tents. Members of the four units of the Bahamian Police, Immigration, Customs and the Royal Defense Force Cadets made their appearance. Preceded by a the National Anthem, they started marching across the now included Mr. Renardo Curry, MP for North Abaco. Each unit led by its commander performed a marching manoeuver, and MP Curry solemnly inspected each division, before returning to his position in front of the pole, from where he addressed the assembly, reminiscing on the historical mo ments that led to the independence and, freedom for all. An unfortunate mistake had been made and instead of the Flag, a decorative bunting was raised. After a few moments the bunting was removed and the real Flag was raised. the skies, heralding the dawn of July 10. A Junkanoo rush followed.Simmons Co. clears drains ahead of more road workAbove: workers with Simmons Construction were seen clearing drains around Marsh Harbour on July 30 as well as surveying the roads. According to Minister of Works, Philip Brave Davis, Simmons Construction is to lay hot mix on roads in Central Abaco. It is unclear as of press time whether asphalting the roads is a separate contract from the sand and seal Simmons has been attempting throughout Central Abaco and whether or not mobilization funds for the project has been given to Simmons from the Central Government yet.

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian August 1, 2013 From the Editor's Desk // Weathermen The Abaconian Bradley M. Albury Editor-in-Chief AB 20213 Marsh Harbour Abaco, The BahamasLogo Photo Credit: Tuppy Weatherford Reporters/Freelance Contributors: Canishka Alexander, Samantha Evans, Jennifer Hudson, Timothy Roberts, Mirella Santillo, Rashida Murray, Lee Pinderen Phone 242-367-3200 FAX 242-367-3677 AbaconianNews@gmail.com Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9 Abacos most complete newspaper.2022 Aero Circle New Smyrna Beach FL. 321687,500 copies Published twice monthlyFree at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rates: $20.00 Abaco $25 other Bahamas (One Year) $45.00 USA $65 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Order The Abaconian TodayJUNE 2012Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail or Tel # 24 issues US$ or B$ Above subscription is a gift from: $45 USA via 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas via surface $20 to Abaco US$65 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: 2022 Aero Circle, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32168 or: P.O. Box AB 20213, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below Why subscribe?The Abaconian will keep you informed on issues such as: Master Card VisaWE NOW ACCEPT MASTER CARD/VISABahamians are a tough, hardy people. Before tourism we lived exclu sively by what we could catch, grow and salvage. Our ancestors survived storm after storm. Droughts, diseases, crop failures, Spanish raids and the age of piracy: we survived it all. We weathered many natural hurricanes. But it seems it is the hurricanes we are creating for ourselves that might do us in. nancial poverty and intellectual poverty, robs us of our will despite of, and in the face of, the true richness of this nation. The hurricane of failing education leaves our youth incapable of solving tomorrows problems. The hurricane of crime belittles us. These hurricanes and many more are converging to form a perfect storm. But other nations face and have faced these storms. In fact we have faced them in the past as well and suc ceeded. But the most damaging part about these storms is this: our weather men are away from their posts. Theyre out to lunch while the dark clouds keep building. Our elected representatives are failing us. It seems like they dont even have the radar switched on. The current governments solutions to the mas sive debt the previous government built up are disastrously misplaced. And the Governments Opposition cant even get on the same page with themselves, let alone put up a strong defense. A week before the Regatta, the marinas from the north to the south of this island, they pass along the ar bitrary jump in cruising permits. Any boater on the fence about spending money on our shores got the message: Not welcome. Yes, that one tax was withdrawn, or put on hold, or selectively enforced. Actually, does anyone know the true current state of that law? Coupled with that is the perplexing $150 additional fee tacked onto planes coming and going. Its an insult to the private pilots (you know: the ones who can afford their own planes and spend money here accordingly?) Its a disin centive to legacy carriers who operate on small enough margins already. And it kills the entrepreneurs on this island who rely on drop-shipping to sell prod ucts to their customers. It directly raises the cost of liv ing and reduces the amount of tourists whose spending would negate those rising costs. The big airliners have already stated their dissatisfaction and have threatened reducing airlift. The Gov ernments response seems to be an em phatic Oh, well. Im giving it to the end of Au gust before I comment again about the roads and airport. Right now I think the Pothole Preservation Society has the right idea (see page 22.) Now if I sat here and ended this editorial right now while painting the Government and Opposition with these broad, unforgiving strokes I would be just as guilty of the blindness Im ac cusing them of. There are some examples of weathermen in our politi cal system who I believe are honestly trying to prevent and prepare for the hurricanes this country will face. One that immediately comes to my mind is Abacos own Renardo Curry. And, again, we dont always need to wait for the professional weather men to tell us how to shape our coun try. Weve been doing it long enough: keeping an eye on the water, noticing the changes, battening down the hatch es when we need to, taking the risks when necessary and marching forwards, upwards and onwards together. Community Calendar Fest Town Park out Town Park Beer Sculling Event Revival Town Park Town Park School Student/Parent Fun Day

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August 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 The en-GB en-GBAbaco Beach Resort at Boat Harbouren-GB announces the availability of a limited number of en-GB luxury condominiums for sale aten-GBThe Harbour en-GBResidencesen-GB en-GBFor more information visiten-GBwww.AbacoBeachResort.com en-GB or call 242-367-2585 or 242-367-2158 Letters to the Editor Kudos to the Abaconian TeamDear Editor: It is hard to believe that it's been over a year since the new Abaconian team took over for some true Abaco icons in Dave & Kathy Ralph. I am surprised though that there have not been more letters congratu lating Bradley and his news team on the this responsibility, and in taking the publication to new levels. Mind you, compar ing the young Albury to the Ralph's is a bit like trying to compare Lebron James have done outstanding jobs in addressing and supporting our communities' events and communications. One is a hall-offamer, while the other is only beginning to literally write their legacy. It is past time that we thank you for new features such as highlighting sports, the entrepreneur section, the already beloved crossword, improving the on-line version and features, and the presence and alerts on social media platforms like face book. Moreover, thanks for the "can do" Abaco spirit that Bradley Albury and the team display in their efforts. Thank you! Keep up the great work, and know that your time and efforts make an impact and are most appreciated by your readers. Jack Bowers, RPh BPS 2nd Home-OwnerTurmoil in Grand CayDear Editor: As we celebrate 40 wonderful and glorious years of independence in a country like no other, its sad to say that nothing has changed on the island of Grand Cay. Even the government is yet to change; they are indeed living behind time as the FNM party is still the governing party on that small, mile-long cay. Their segregation is rampant as residents are unable to come together and per sons not supporting the FNM party are be ing passed over and neglected. It seems as though there is no representation from the government on this little Cay and residents do not have a problem with what is go ing on as they hardly ever complain. This could probably be attributed to the fact that their cries are often never heard so it is indeed useless complaining. From what we have gathered, there is an on-going calamity as it relates to their water system. Residents are forced to go without water for days at a time and noth ing is happening to correct it. How is it that on such a small cay, water, which is necessary for everyday use, is often de prived from residents? Who is in charge of this? Who regulates this? How has this been allowed to go on for so long? Tourists have complained and often blogged about how bad conditions are whenever they visit simply because either the phone, water or electricity system isnt working. From what our sources tell us, residents are forced to live in fear for their appliances as the power supply is often disrupted without warning and many of their appliances are destroyed. In an already tough economy Grand Cay residents are indeed suffering. Despite the recent outcome of the last general elections, politically it would ap pear that the FNM is still in charge of that island. Persons not supporting this party are being neglected and discriminated against in every sense. How is this possible? For the most part it would seem as though no one is checking for Grand Cay. Sad is the case that after 40 years of being an independent country, there is still segre gation and discrimination. When will this come to an end? When will the Govern ment pay closer attention to what is hap pening on remote cays such as this one? Why Bahamians are still suffering and being neglected in this day and age puzzles us. Where is the Member of Parliament that was elected to work for these people? After taking a trip to Grand Cay, it was immediately evident that more atten tion needs to be directed towards Grand Cay. They are Bahamians just like you and me and deserve to be treated better than they are currently. Instead of focusing on stem cell research and gambling, we must accord after calling ourselves an indepen dent nation for 40 years. -John D.More letters Section B Page 17

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian August 1, 2013 The Cays Press Release The Bahamas' 40th birthday was cel ebrated in Man-O-War Cay with a day of sports, activities, food, and lots of family fun. Man-O-War has been celebrating the country's independence with a fun sports day since 1974. The day began with sports activities the older men vs. younger men, and older women vs. younger women. The older men and women won this year. It would seem they were older, wiser AND stronger. The rest of the day's sports activities took place at the harbours side with swimming and diving competitions. The adults also competed in the diving. Then the adult fun activities began. They competed in woodsawing, nailing, conch breaking Man-O-War Sports Day carries on tradition from 1974 credit Char Albury. and skinning, and the slippery pole. The crowds especially gathered for the conch breaking and the slippery pole. There are records set in each activity that the com petitors are eager to break every year. Feel free to view the pictures on Man-O-War Independence Day 2013 Facebook page. with grilled dinner, awards presentations, Lucas Albury. There are T-shirts for sale that will help with the expenses of the next years' celebration. The committee wants to thank all those who helped in any way. There were some hurdles to get over this year, but with all the extra help it was a fabulous day. A very special thanks also to Man-OWar Grocery for donating all of the drinks. Below: in a conch cracking contest every one is a winner. Photo credit Char Albury Hope Town Council calls emergency meeting in response to drastic budget cutThe Hope Town District Council, which is comprised of the communities of Elbow Cay, Man-O-War, Guana Cay and other surrounding cays, held an emergency public meeting on July 23 in response to a communication from Central Govt in dicating $300,000 would be struck from the townships budget. Though a follow up sent to the council was an error, and in fact it would be a 27% cut as opposed to the over 50% cut originally laid out, the coun the cut renders their job nearly impossible. The corrected budget stands at $414,000 to manage the three islands as opposed to the $254,000 which the oflast year was $554,000. Other townships throughout Abaco have also seen cuts to varying degress. The Hope Town District Council found this news, which was relayed to them the day before, disheartening. Chief Councilor Jeremy Sweeting said he and his council were indeed expecting cuts, but what they are faced with now is the biggest and gravest crisis since the inception of local government. Split among the three islands equally would mean each township would have $138,147.97 to work with. For compari son, the Abaco island of Green Turtle Cay has a new budget of $280,000 according to Chief Councilor Greg Curry. The Council raised the question as to why a single island had a budget that was more than half the budget for the three islands of their dis trict combined. Please see Cuts Page 11 Marnies Landing Lot 1D Perfect for your dream home this 21,472 sq. ft. lot is located in a fast growing community. Very near to Tahiti Beach this private community is great for families. $320,000 USD Specializing in Residential & Commercial Real Estate throughout The Abacos HOPE TOWN HIDEAWAYSBy The Steps 2B/2.5B Sleeps 4. The owners have features a winding staircase leading to a covered roof top deck for optimum privacy and 360 degree views. Starting at $2,600/wk. The Beach House a gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors and amazing views. Starting at $3,000/wk Finders Keepers 2B/1.5B Sleeps 6. Hear the ocean cottage. This charming home equipped with generator is centrally located. Starting at $1,250/wk SOLDSunrise Beach House $1.02 M USD SALE PENDINGTown Break Newly redecorated with high end Rental History! $1.45 M BSD Barefoot Bay decks connect main house and two adjoining private $1.875 M USD Star Dance Cottage, Lubbers Quarters Beachfront private dock set on 1.9 acres. This is a great investment opportunity. $1.15 M USD Turtle Run maintained, turnkey island home is a great investment. $3.39 M USD

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August 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 Cuts From Page 10 The Cays The largest expense for the cays is trash management. Central Government the Council announcing they would take on waste management transportation responbeen made by Central Government as of press time. The government has broken this district, and is forcing a near shutdown of services, said Mr. Sweeting. The Council also revealed a study they conducted reviewing revenue that their district turned in to Nassau. Mr. Sweeting revealed that between the Fuel Taxes, Dock Fees and Property Taxes the Hope Town District produces $5.4 million for Central Government. I dont care what party you support ed. This is beyond politics. This is about our islands, our communities. They must encourage all of you to take a stand. The Council declared they can appre ciate the economic challenges facing the country, but these cuts were shameful, and that the Ministry of Finance and Min istry for Local Government did not take the due diligence and time necessary to ad equately study what was needed. As the meeting closed the question was asked whether the council would resign in solidarity over the issue. Mr. Sweeting said not at this time since they had all taken an oath to serve their commu nities. However, he indicated, without any changes they may have no choice. Later that day, after learning the cut the funds were inadequate, especially if Central Government does not take on the burden of trash management. The Council $5.4 million the district sends to Central Government as reason grant the district a larger budget. Above: Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting (standing) along with the Hope Town District Council and Senior Island Admin. Cunningham. artist, and sang along to his popular songs like, Bush Mechanic. KB wanted to make it a romantic evening for the couples there, and had the lights turned off for a slow couples dance. out to the tourists, encouraging them to enjoy the authentic Bahamian music and experience. Goombay From Page 1 Immediately after KBs performance, the Spring City Rockers provided a Junk anoo rush. They paraded down the neigh boring road in brilliantly coloured and sequined costumes while playing the tradi tional Junkanoo beat. The Rockers encouraged the crowd to participate, and placed some of their costumes on bystanders, en couraging them to dance in the parade. The celebration lasted well into the night, and was a successful ending to the Goombay festival. Above: KB (on stage) encouraging the crowd to dance at Sea Sprays Goombay Festival on July 18.

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian August 1, 2013 Abaco Insurance Agency Ltd.P.O. Box AB-20404, Stratton Drive, Marsh Harbour, AbacoTel (242) 367-2549 Fax (242) 367-3075 abacoinsurance@coralwave.com Are You Prepared? MOTOR HOME MARINE COMMERCIAL INSURANCE Including: Burglary, Liability, Money, Business Interruption, Fire, Hurricane & Flood NEW LINES: LIFE, MEDICAL & TRAVEL INSURANCETREASURE CAY: Treasure Cay Shopping Centre TEL: (242) 699-9047 HOPE TOWN: Hope Town Hideaways TEL: (242) 366-0224 By Mirella Santillo The Storm Preparedness Command Committee, comprised of all the key peo of a tropical storm or a hurricane, met the afternoon of July 9, prompted by the possi ble arrival of Tropical Storm Chantal. The meeting took place at the Prime Ministers Curry, and was chaired by Administrator An Eye on Hurricane Season Command Committee Storm Preparedness Meeting held ahead of hurricane seasonAbove: Superintendent Noel Curry, North Abaco MP Renardo Curry and Senior Island Administrator Preston Cunningham after the Storm Preparedness Command Committee meeting. Preston Cunningham. The Port Authority, the Royal Bahamian Defense Force, the Rescue Services, the Department of Social Services, The Customs and Immigration Services as well as the Police, the Depart ment of Education, the Ministry of Works, the Airport, BEC and the Red Cross were all represented. storm shelters and asked the proper peo shelters and if any repairs were to be taken care of. Dr. Lenora Black informed the Administrator that inspection had been done at Central Abaco Primary School and Kennedy with the Red Cross stated the contrary. The administrator demanded that the problems with the generators, if any, be addressed. It was mentioned that St. Francis de Sales could not be used as a shelter this year again because of roof condition, but all the shelters that were used last year dur ing Hurricane Sandy could be used again this year. On the list besides Central Abaco Primary School, are Abaco Central High School and Friendship Tabernacle Church. The Administrator expressed his concern about the senior citizens, the weak and the handicapped who would need to be evacuated and requested that Ms. Miller at Social Services give him a list of these peo ple. He also asked that persons with higher vehicles, such as members of the Police, the Royal Defense Force, BEC and BTC be on call in case of evacuation. Admin istrator Cunningham also inquired about drains had been cleared. MP Renardo Curry reiterated the necessity that each command center have cell phones ready, including satellite phones; the satellite number for the Ministry of Tourism is 00881641431600. Those in charge of shelters were told that the shelter managers could be provided with wa ter and food but to remind them to bring personal supplies. People seeking refuge are to bring their own personal supplies in cluding food, water, blankets and pillows. The administrator also reminded the Command Center Committee members to bring pillows, water, coffee and food. Pastor Mills was asked for his forecast about TS Chantal, and he said that the storm should approach Abaco late Friday and pass over the island Saturday. He reassured the command members that the storm should not be too bad, and predicted 45 to 50 miles per hour winds and relative ly light rain, mentioning that the weather should pick up with the high tide around 11:00 p.m. on Friday. He added that the hurricane season is expected to be above normal, with 17 named storms, of which three to four are predicted to be strong hurricanes.

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian August 1, 2013 An Eye on Hurricane Season Names for 2013 StormsAndrea Barry Chantal Dorian Erin Fernand Gabrielle Humberto Ingrid Jerry Karen Lorenzo Melissa Nestor Olga Pablo Rebekah Sebastien Tanya Van WendyHurricane Shelters Central Abaco Central Abaco Primary School Dundas Town Friendship Tabernacle Church Dundas Town Abaco Central High School Murphy Town St. Francis De Sales Church Marsh Harbour Man-O-War Public School ManO-War Cay Guana Cay All Age School Gua na Cay Hope Town Primary School Hope TownHurricane Shelters South AbacoSoul Seeking Ministry Moores Island Moores Island All Age School Moores Island Sandy Point Community Centre Sandy Point Crossing Rocks Primary School Crossing Rocks Casuarina Fire Station Casua rina Point Assemblies of God Church Cherokee SoundHurricane SheltersNorth AbacoAmy Roberts Primary School Green Turtle Cay Church of God Green Turtle Cay St. Andrews Baptist Church Fire Road Faith Walk Church of God (Com munity Centre) Coopers Town Ebenezer Baptist Church Cedar Harbour New Hope Baptist Church Mount Hope Fox Town Primary Fox Town Revival Time (Youth Hall) Crown Haven Pentecostal Church of God Grand Cay Grand Cay All Age School Grand Cay Shiloh Baptist Church Grand CayHurricane PreparednessHurricane season begins 1st June and continues through 30th Novem ber. Hurricanes are tropical cyclones in which winds reach a constant speed of at least 74 mph and may gust to 200 mph. Their heavy bands of spi ral clouds may cover an area several hundred miles in diameter and gener ate torrential rains and tornadoes. The "eye", or middle of the hurricane is de ceptively calm, almost free of clouds, with light winds and warm tempera tures.Tropical wave disturbanceA cluster of clouds and/or thun derstorms without organized circula tionTropical depressionAn organized, tropical, low pressure system with sustained winds less than 39 mphTropical stormAn organized system of strong

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August 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 17 An Eye on Hurricane Season and sustained winds 39-73 mph. Tropi cal storms can quickly develop into hurricanes. Storms are named when they reach tropical storm strength.HurricaneAn intense tropical weather sys sustained wind speed of 74 mph or greater.Hurricane watchHurricane conditions are possible within 24 36 hours. Hurricane warning Hurricane conditions are expected within 24 hours or lessBefore a hurricane threatens Prepare Your HomeKeep trees and shrubbery trimmed during Hurricane Season (June-No vember). Do NOT trim trees after a Hurricane Watch or Warning has been announced as trimmings could become dangerous missiles. If you have storm shutters, make properly. If you do not have shutters, have them installed or lay in a supply of plywood to use as shuttering. NOTE. Taping windows will not protect your home, although the tape ing into the house when the window is smashed.Review Your InsuranceIt is advisable to secure your in surance policy in advance, no applica tion for insurance will be accepted, or coverage increased, once a Hurricane Watch has been issued for the Baha mas. Speak to your agent and ask these key questions Do I have replacement cost coverage on all property, including contents? What are the deductibles? (Usu ally 2% of the Sum Insured). Are there any exclusions? and storm damage? If the dwelling is rendered uninhabitable by a hurricane, does the policy cover relocation or temporary housing? Take photos of your house, inside and out, for documentation of its con dition and contents. Make a list of all your important belongings.Emergency Equipment And SuppliesPurchase and set aside hurricane supplies See below for a detailed list ing. Check the working condition of all emergency equipment such as gen radios, etc.Protect Your BusinessMake backup plans NOW by iden tifying and protecting vital records, such as:Computer software Accounts receivable records Client records Other important personnel and administrative documents.Protect Your BoatDevelop a plan well in advance You can store a small boat with a trailer in a warehouse or a garage. If you leave your boat outside, at the boat to the trailer. Place boards be tween the axle and the frame to prevent damage to the trailer springs. If your boat is in a marina check with the dockmaster for any special re quirements. Your insurance policy should in clude adequate coverage for damage that your boat may cause to other prop erty. Inventory all vessel equipment and keep a copy in a safe place off the boat. Identify safe harbours and take a test run to one NOW, checking route conditions and travel time. DO NOT, under any circumstanc es, plan to "ride out" the storm on your boat.When A Hurricane Threatens Inside Your HomeEstablish a "Safe Room". This should be an interior room, free of windows, or a room with a small win dow, such as a bathroom. Make sure your safe room has a clear pathway to an exit. Turn your refrigerator and freezer to the coldest setting. Turn off your gas at the bottle. Freeze water in plastic jugs and refrigerator and freezer to help keep food cool. Prepare an emergency water sup ply for bathing and sanitary purposes by storing water in clean air-tight con tainers, including your water heater and washing machine. Store valuables and personal papers in water-tight containers and store these in the highest possible spot in your home.Outside Your HomePut up your shutters or install pre-cut plywood over all windows and glass doors. Close all windows (Remember to open one on the lee-side during the storm). DO NOT drain your swimming pool Add extra chlorine to prevent con tamination. Turn off electricity to pool equipment. Bring inside all objects that can be blown away, including garbage cans, TV antennas, satellite dishes, lawn fur niture, garden tools and potted plants. Anchor objects that cannot be brought inside. If you don't have a garage or carport, park your car as close to the house as possible away from trees. Fill your car's gas tank early, after a hurricane gasoline may not be available due to power outages.Supplies ChecklistHave a two week-supply of the following Water (One gallon per person per day) Non-perishable foods: canned Bread in moisture proof packag ing, cookies, candy, dried fruit Canned soups, juices Powdered milk or single serve drinks Cereal bars, peanut butter and jelly Instant coffee and/or tea Flashlight (one per person) and extra batteries Portable battery-powered lantern Battery operated or wind-up radio or TV Portable cooler and ice Weatherproof matches Butane lighter Cooking Equipment Sterno Portable camp stove or grill and extra fuel Stove fuel or charcoal, lighter Manuel can opener Disposable eating utensils Plates and cups Napkins and paper towels Aluminium foil Oven mitts Medical and emergency suppliesFirst aid kit including pain reliev er, antibiotic cream, antacids Prescriptions (one month's supply) Mosquito repellent Mosquito net Sun screen (45 SPF recommend ed) Cash lets document storage Documents Photocopies of prescriptions Medical history and information Backup disks of your home com Camera BabiesDisposable diapers (month's sup ply)Please see Hurricanes Page 18

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian August 1, 2013 Hurricane Season Formula, food and medicationOther NecessitiesTools: hammer, wrenches, screw drivers, nails, saw, tree saw Trash bags (lots of them) Cleaning supplies Plastic drop cloth Masking or duct tape (for packaging purposes) outdoor extension cord Personal Supplies Toilet paper Entertainment: book, magazines, card games, etc Soap and detergent Toiletries Rain ponchos and work gloves Extra glasses or contact lenses Babies Disposable diapers (month's supply) Formula, food and medicationDuring The StormDo remember to open a window or door on the lee-side if the house to relieve pressure in the house.After The StormDo keep an ear on your radio in case storm returns, or another threatens Stay away from ALL downed power lines. Even if power is off in your neigh borhood, the lines may still be "live". Call utility company immediately to report downed lines or broken water mains Take picture of your home, then make temporary repairs to prevent further damage. Save receipts for all transactions (This is so you can present evidence to in surer, all of whom like to see evidence). Don't drink untreated water (See note below). Don't call any emergency number ex cept for a life-threatening situation. Don't walk around without shoes or allow children to play in standing water. Don't run a generator indoors, even in the garage. Don't connect a generator to your house wiring, unless the house wiring has been checked by a competent electrician and the mains power has been isolated. It is best to use stored or bottled water for cooking, drinking and your pets, store it in a cool dark place. If you are suspicious of your water supply please take the following precautions:1 Remove particles by straining the water through a paper towel, cloth or cof 2 Purify the water by doing one of the following (both, if possible) Boil at a rolling rate for at least three minutes. Add 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach that contains 5.25 or 6.0 per cent sodium hypochlorite as the active in gredient, to one gallon of water. Let stand for 30 minutes. If water smells slightly of bleach, it is safe for use. If not, repeat the process. If the water still does not smell of of water.Important Numbers Police: Emergencies Only Marsh Harbour 911 or 367-3437 Coopers Town 365-0002 or 3650004 Fox Town 365-2111 or 365-2117 Green Turtle Cay 365-4133 Hope Town 366-0667 Man-O-War 365-6911 Treasure Cay 365-8048 Sandy Point 366-4044 Environmental Health: 699-0032 Ministry of Works: 367-5227 Red Cross: 475-6558 BEC: 367-2727 BTC: 367-2200Hurricanes From Page 17 North Abaco Little Abaco honours teacher after 44 YearsFox Town, Abaco came alive for three days on the 20-22 July when former students of Fox Town All Age School honoured Ralph Hanna. Mr. Hanna, affectionately known as "Teacher Hanna," thanks for his contribution to the commu nity some 50 odd years ago. There was a appreciation for the great work he had done during his eleven years as Principal of Fox Town All Age School (1958-1969). Some of the initiatives he implement ed during that time included raising com munity awareness, initiating sports programs and started the Ranfurly Portable Library among many other achievements and projects. The committee, led by the Rever end Elon McIntosh of Wood Cay Baptist Church along with Mary Taylor of Nas sau and Leo Wells of Grand Bahama, wel comed Mr. Hanna and his family to Abaco with a grand sporting event at the Fox Town Park. Meals were prepared by members of the community. There, Mr. Hanna greet ed his former students as well as a good number of the community who remem bered him fondly. It was a rather refresh ing period of revisiting the good old times. Comfortable housing with a beautiful view was provided by Mr. and Mrs. Ed ward Rolle at New Hope Travellers' Rest, Mount Hope, Abaco and delicious meals were prepared by Birdie McIntosh at her Restaurant in Mount Hope. Treats from the garden were provided by Reverend Ezekiel McIntosh of Wood Cay, who has generously kept up this tradition from 50 years ago. On Sunday morning a tearful ser vice was held under the theme, "Cast your Above: a photograph of Mr. Hanna and one of his students he had not seen since about 44 years ago. bread upon the waters." A powerful ser mon was given by the Reverend John Mc Intosh, pastor of the New Hope Ministries at Mount Hope. A special treat was the song selection by Mr. Lionel Wells and a special selection by his former students, several of whom had made a special trip to be present at the service. Gifts included a generous purse and a specially handmade work of art designed for him by Mrs. Lovely Reckley of Marsh Harbour. Mr. Hanna and his family, under the direction of Captains Leon Pinder and Don Rolle were taken out on a very successful member of the family. In about an hour and a half, they were able to return to the Mr. Hanna thanked his students and the community of Fox Town for a celebration Earlier this year in keeping with the 40th Anniversary Independence of The Commonwealth of the Bahamas celebra tions, Mr. Hanna was one of the honourees chosen by the Fox Town School to be sin gled out for special honours at the ceremo ny held in April. The current Principal of Fox Town Primary, Mrs. Yolanda Curry, along with her teachers, students and staff honoured Mr. Ralph Hanna, Austin Mills and Thomas McIntosh who all had served as past principals of the school. A special assembly was organized for the three men as their contributions to education were celebrated through poetry and song. On this occasion, Mr. Hanna donated a digital camera for the use of the school. He also took the opportunity to teach a les a homework assignment. This assignment was collected when Mr. Hanna was called back a second time in the space of three months to be honoured by the students for whom he actually served as teacher and principal during his time in Fox Town Pri mary.

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian August 1, 2013 Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and oors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web site:abacomarbleandgranite.com North Abaco By Canishka Alexander per Fishing Tournament and Independence Festival for Fire Road took place on July 12-14 at the Fire Road Public Bay. Ashley Clarke was the moderator for the opening ceremony, which began with a performance from a group of young praise dancers. Following the opening prayer by Leslie Cornish, Eric Collie Sr. welcomed everyone to the grand celebration and to a community that makes everyone feel at home. He declared that Fire Road has some of the best people in The Bahamas particularly in the sporting arena with world-class athletes like Savatheda Fynes and Troy McIntosh. Then you have some of the best here, he boasted. And I ain calling no name cause I dont want take no blame. Administrator Neil Campbell applauded the commitment of the committee and executive members for the festival. He extended his support to the members in making the event a bigger and better one in the years to come. Clarke welcomed Ronald Bootle and ODonald McIntosh to carry out the Did You Know? segment of the festival. McIntosh said he was proud to see where they came from and where they are now. I wonder if anyone knows how Fire Road got its name, McIntosh questioned. My father and grandfather told me that prevent it from coming into the town. And thats how Fire Road got its name Fire Road. He recalled how different his child hood days were because everyone was united and a spirit of love prevailed. They together. Children would have to walk to school, and if it rained, they had no choice but to walk in the water. He said that only one person drove a car in the community back then. Although the car was owned by a Mr. Russell from Crown Haven, Mr. Freddie Burrows was the driver. Because there was no road to the airport, Mr. Burrows had to walk from Fire Road to Treasure Cay Airport to drive the taxi that day and then walk back home at night. Turning his attention back to the event, he had one more thing to say. We fall so far apart because there is nothing to really bring us together, so we thought that something like this would In his speech, Ejnar Cornish also recalled fond memories of Fire Road. He said that because of the proximity of Coo pers Town and Fire Road many of the people are related to each other. Cornish encouraged his colleagues to come together to assist the young people in bringing the community together. One of the highlights of the festival was the awards presentation for the North Abaco Baseball Team. Craig Kemp, president of the Bahamas Baseball Federation community; however, his emphasis was on the young people. He was joined by Teddy Sweeting, BBF Secretary General, who assisted him with the distribution of medals to the outstanding players and their coaches. I could tell you that you should be very proud of these young men here to night, Kemp said. It is not easy by any form of imagination to come to our nation als where we have over 800 kids compet ing from all over the country in six age groups, and you have nine age teams or island in the 11-12 age group performing. Your young men right here from Fire Road would have come third out of nine islands. Kemp said it speaks well of the community as he commended Nigel Bootle for his dedication and consistency in being his eight years as president, Kemp said it come to a Family Island to make a special presentation. The longest living members of Fire Road were also given recognition for their contributions. Savatheda Fynes read the biography of Ethilee Lewis, 94, and the oldest living female in Fire Road. The bi ography of oldest living male, Rev. Eulin McIntosh, 79, was also read. Family mem bers collected presentations from the com mittee on the honourees behalf. That weekend, New Direction Gospel group performed in a gospel concert at the site. The rest of the weekend was set outdoor activities, but the rain cancelled the remainder of the festival. Committee member Carolee Russell said that there are plans to organize an event for the Oct .12 weekend. It was a success that Friday night, Russell said. We had planned for a live band with a fashion and talent show but tournament in October. In the meantime, Russell said the for August Monday, but nothing was con Above: the community gathered for Fire Roads festival.

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian August 1, 2013 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 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise Island-wide Abaco ListingsAbaco Cottage 114 hse 366-0576 Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529Casuarina PointSea Grape/Coco Plum 2 Units 367-2107Cherokee 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 365-4200 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 hse 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 3 Suites 366-0003 Hope T Villas 3 hse 366-0266 Hope Town..cont 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 Lubbers Quarters Cay Lubbers Landing 4 villas 577-2000 Man-O-War Island Home Rentals 2 hse 365-6048 Waterway Rentals 14 hse 365-6143 Marsh Harbour area Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms 3 67-2158 Abaco Real Estate 6 hse 3 67-2719 Abaco Towns 16 apts 3 67-0148 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 3 67-2022 Conch Inn 9 rms 3 67-4000 Living Easy 16 hse 3 67-2202 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 3 67-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 3 67-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 3 67-3600 Regattas 32 apts 5 77-6764 HG Christie 11 hse 3 67-4151 Sandy Point Oeishas Resort 3 66-4139 Pete & Gays Resort 14 rm 3 66-4119 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 3 65-0083 Treasure Cay Abaco Estate Services Mult hse 3 65-8752 Bahama Beach Club 88 units 3 65-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 5 units 877-786-8455 Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 3 65-8801 Turtle Rock Villas at Palmetto Beach 3 villas 262-820-1900 Hotels and House Rental Agents Web Sites with Abaco Information www.abaconian.com www.abacoinet.com www.abacocottage.com www.abacos.com www.oii.net www.bahamas.com Rev. July 2013 The Cays Pre-K through Grade 6Small Class Sizes & Individualized Instruction shelly.roark@angelsacademyabaco.com www.AngelsAcademyAbaco.com 242-367-2780 shelley.roark@angelsacademyabaco.com Dis and Dat George Barefoot Man Nowak made his second appearance in Abaco for the year. The popular performer conducted his Summer concert at Nippers on Guana Cay during July 19 -20. This particular concert was consid ered by many attending to be one of the more fun and relaxed of the more than decade long series. Chantal a possible Tropical Storm that threatened around the out, drove away some boaters. But those that remained for the concert thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Mr. Nowak had this to say about the popular series of concerts, Personally I am surprised year after year on how the occasion maintains its popularity. We have people coming from far away as Hawaii to revel the weekend on Guana and I am honored to be part of the Nippers-Barefoot weekend. planned for March 21-22.Barefoot Man Summer Concert entertains GuanaAbove: Barefoot Man with Nippers staff. George Nowak has been performing at Nippers seasonally for over a decade and the event remains a popular item on many visitors and locals calendars. Photo courtesy of Nippers.Pothole Preservation Society petitions for historical sitesSeveral street corners throughout Marsh Harbour have been singled out by the Pothole Preservation Society as National Historic Pothole Areas. ciations with any government agency, the fact that the areas designated by the Society have, in fact, remained full of potholes it is safe to assume their recommendations have been accepted. A Society representative could not be reached for comment.

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August 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive Shops Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour...................367-2963 Dive Abaco Since1978, Marsh Harbour..................... 367-2787 Dive Time, Man-O-War...............................................365-6235 Froggies, Hope Town................................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay.....................................365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay....................................... 365-4411 Dive Guana............................................................... 365-5178Man-O-War Dive Shop ...............................................365-6013 A & P Car Rentals . ............................................. 367-2655 Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals . .............................. 367-1035 Bargain Car Rentals . .......................................... 367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals . ................................... 367-3910 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 . ............................................. 365-4311 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 . ............................................ 365-4259 Donna Sands Cart Rentals . ............................... 365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes . ................................. 365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals . ..................................... 365-5175 Cruise Abaco . ............................................. 321-220-8796 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 Abaco Adventures Kayaks . ............................. 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 Wendals Bicycle Rentals...................................365-8687 Visitors Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Abaco Pizza. . ................................ $ . .................. 367-4488 Anglers . ................................... $$$ . .................. 367-2158 Casiahs.......................................$................... 367-0514 Curly Tails . ............................... $$$ . .................. 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 Rum Runners.............................$$.................. 367-0171 Snack Shack + . ............................ $ . .................. 367-4005 Snappas . .................................... $$ . .................. 367-2278 Wallys . .................................... $$$ . .................. 367-2074 Abaco Inn . .............................. $$$ . .................. 366-0133 Capn Jacks . ................................ $$ . .................. 366-0247 Firey.......................................$$$................. 366-0145 Harbours Edge . ......................... $$ . .................. 366-0087 H T Coee House (B & L) . .............. $ . .................. 366-0760 HT Inn & Marina.........................$$................. 366-0003 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 . ............................. $$$ . .................. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro . ...................... $$ . .................. 365-4247 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 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 Treasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9111 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue......Marine VHF 16...............366-0282 Hope Town 366-0549 Marsh Harbour 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 T reasure Cay 365-8749 Abaco Family Medicine, Marsh Harbour . ..................... 367-2295 Abaco Medi-Center.....................................................367-9999 . Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic . ................................ 367-0020 Chiropractor-Dr. Lewis.................................................367-0020 Corbett Clinic, Treasure Cay . ........................................ 365-8288 Integrated Medical Center . .......................................... 367-1304 Emergency . ............................................... 458-1234 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre . ................................... 367-0050 Government Clinic, Marsh Harbour . ........................... 367-2510 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 Out Island Chiropractor...............................................367-2584 Blu House ....................... 38 . ......... F . ................ 365-4247 Green Turtle Club . .............. 40 . ......... F . ................ 365-4271 Black Sound Marina . .......... 15 . ............................ 365-4531 Other Shore Club . ............... 15 . ......... F . ................ 365-4226 Abaco Yacht Service ........... 10 . ......... F . ................ 365-4033 Leeward Yacht Club............ 26............................365-4191 Treasure Cay Marina........ . ..150......... . F............... . ..365-8250 Man-O-War Marina . .......... 28 . ......... F . .................365-6008 Boat Harbour Marina . ...... 192 . ......... F . .................367-2158 Conch Inn . .......................... 72. . .........F.................367-4000 Harbour View Marina . ........ 40 . ......... F . ................367-2182 Mangoes Marina . ............... 29 . ........... . .................367-4255 Marsh Harbour Marina . ...... 62 . ......... F . .................367 2700 Hope Town Marina . ............ 62 . ............................ . 366-0003 Lighthouse Marina . .............. 6 . ......... F . ................366-0154 Sea Spray . .......................... 60 . ......... F . ................366-0065 Schooner Bay . .................... 15 . ......... F . ................475-7626 Spanish Cay Marina . ........... 40 . ......... F . ................365-0083 Bakers Bay Marina . .......... 158 . ........... . ................365-5802 Guana Hide-aways . ............ 37 . ........... . ................365-5070 Orchid Bay . ......................... 66 . ........ 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 Beah..................................367-1900 American Eagle Miami . ..................................................... 367-2231 US Reservation..............................1-800-433-7300 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud .............................367-2095 Regional Freeport ............................................................... 367-0446 Silver Airline Orlando, Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach . ............ 367-3415 US Reservation...................................1-800-231-0856 Sky Bahamas Nassau . ......................................................... 367-0996 Reservation.......................................1-242-377-8993 Western Air Nassau . ........................................................... 367-3722 Abaco Air . .............................................................................. 367-2266Cherokee Air Charters .........................................................367-1920 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 Lighthouse . ..................................... .. 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 Man-O-War Heritage Museum...................Man-O-War Cay Man-O-War Boatyards . .............................. Man-O-War Cay Hole-inWall lighthouse -very rough road......South Abaco Cedar Harbour plantation ruins need guide...North Abaco Blackwood blue hole & sisal mill......................North Abaco Abaco wild horses by appointment..................... 367-4805 Bird watching ask tourism.................................367-3067 Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour Witches Point 3 miles S. of Marsh Harbour Little Harbour 20 miles S. of Marsh Harbour Cherokee 23 miles S of Marsh Harbour www.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 cont... Terrance Davis . .......... 375-8550 Buddy Pinder . ............ 366-2163 Justin Sands . ............. 359-6890 Danny Sawyer . .......... 367-3577 Jay Sawyer . ............... 367-3941 North Abaco ODonald McIntosh . ... 477-5037 Alexander Rolle . ........ 365-0120 Edward Rolle . ............ 365-0024 Pedro Thurston . ......... 365-2405 Sandy Point Valantino Adderley . .... 366-4323 Anthony Bain . ............ 366-4107 Rickmons.........366-4139/4477 Petes Guest House...366-4119 Patrick Roberts..........366-4285 Treasure Cay Capt. Joe Pritchard . ... 559-9117 Carey McKenzie.........365-8313 Casaurina Point Junior Albury . ............... 366-3058 Cherokee Donnie Lowe................366-2275 Maxwell Sawyer............366-3058 Marty Sawyer . ............ ..366-2115 Randy Sawyer . ............ 366-2284 Will Sawyer . ................. 366-2177 Crossing Rocks Tony Russell . ............... 366-3259 Green Turtle Cay Rick Sawyer . ................ 365-4261 Ronnie Sawyer . ........... 357-6667 Hope Town Maitland Lowe . ............ 366-0234 Tom Albury . .................. 366-3141 Marsh Harbour Jody Albury . ................375-8068 Sidney Albury............... . 477-5996 Richard Albury . ............577-0313 Charter Fishing Boats Lucky Strike Hope Town . ..................... 366-0101 Sea Gull Hope Town . ........................... 366-0266 A Salt Weapon Hope Town . ................. 366-0245 Down Deep . ........................................... 366-3143 Local Boy . .............................................. 366-0528 Back Breaker . ........................................ 365-5140 Agape Family Dental, Marsh Harbour..........................367-4355 Abaco Dental Asso......................................................367-0164 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 Everyone reads The AbaconianBring errors & revisions to our attention Revised July 2013All phones use area code 242 unless noted

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August 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 15 August 1st, 2013 By Canishka Alexander Bahamian Brewery and Sands Beer began their Sands Man in the Boat Sculling Championship with a Sculling Boat Motorcade that led to the Treasure Cay Public Beach on the weekend of July 19 to 20. With the Junior Sailing set for 9 a.m. that Saturday, followed by the E-Class sailing and the sculling championship that afternoon, clear skies and a brisk breeze greeted its participants. As organizers waited for races to begin, small children took advantage of the beach diving and frolicking in the translucent, cool waters. Food vendors served delicious dinners of side orders of crab n rice, peas n rice, macaroni and cole slaw. Freshly made conch salad was made on location as well as conch fritters. Mixed drinks and soft drinks were affordably sold at the bar. Overlooking the race, Lynden Johnson, sales and marketing manager was ex event. Also in attendance was James Jim my Sands, CEO; Everette Sands, direc tor; Berkley Williamson, general manager; Garrad Sawyer; and Gary Sands. The response from North Abaco is overwhelming, and I know that this event will be the highlight of the day, Johnson assured. We are 100 percent Bahamian, and we are glad to be here today and be a Please see Sculling Page 2 Sands Boat Sculling championship a success on Abaco Junior golf program continues its 5th year at The Abaco Club

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian August 1, 2013 ABACO REAL ESTShe will have to us by Monday Sportspart of this community. He explained that a portion of the proceeds raised from the sculling cham pionship would go toward the Coopers Town Public Library. There was also exciting news for the winner, who would represent Abaco in the National Sculling Competition at the Grand Bahama Regatta on an all-expense paid trip courtesy of Ba hamian Brewery and compete against win ners from other islands. Besides the Junior sailors, all compet itors received a case of Sands beer, while Sculling From Page 1 of Sands beer and a trophy. Second-place winner were awarded eight cases of beer and a trophy, while third place holders walked away with six cases and a trophy. The Sands Man in the Boat Sculling Championships began in 2012. Shel don Gibson, a teacher at CV Bethel, was commissioned to build four 10-foot dinghy boats named after the Bahamian Brewery products Sands, Sands Light, High Rock and Strong Back. The dinghies are used for the championships, and also sail in the E-Class competition at the regattas and homecomings. In the Junior Sailing Triple Race category, Thomas Treco, the skipper for Bessie from Hope Town placed second on the Sands Beer dinghy, while Jeremy and Melissa came third on Strong Back. The second and third-place winners represented Hope Town. In the E-Class sailing, race winners aboard Vasyli Q; second place to Keith Brown of Nassau on Lucayan Tropical dinghy, and Steven Rolle also from Nas sau in third place on Vasyli Donzzy. Fi nally, in the Sands Man in the Boat Scull the Sands Boat. Cox earned his 10 cases of beer along with a trophy, and will travel to Grand Bahama later this summer for nationals. Willis Lavarity claimed second, while Wellington was awarded third place. Trophies were presented to them by Mallory Sands of Bahamian Brewery. At the end of the successful event, Gary Sands stated: We had a wonderful time interacting with the locals; we truly enjoyed the day. It was good to see Abaco nians from throughout Abaco enjoying the day, and indeed enjoying a great Bahamian event. He extended special thanks to the North Abaco District including local law

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian August 1, 2013 Fredericks Agency Ltd.Customs BrokersCustoms Brokerage Services Air and Sea Import and Export Entries Serving all vessels from foreign portsQueen Elizabeth Drive Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email: abacocustoms@batelnet.bs ABACO FREIGHT COURIER SERVICESOcean Air 6671 W Indiantown Rd, Suite 50-453 Jupiter, Florida 33458 Walk-in and special handling nick@abacofreight.com Nick Mazzeo Groceries All you need & more! Fruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen FoodsPhone or Fax : 366-2022Mon. Fri. 7:30am 6pm l Sat 7:30am7pmThe Place to be is Cherokee!Cherokee Food Fair By Canishka Alexander TJay Stubbs, director of the Miss Abaco Beauty Pageant, is looking to up the ante for this years pageant. The Miss Tourism Queen Internation al Pageant will give him and the pageant committee the chance to do just that as they prepare the reigning 2012 Miss Abaco Pa tricia Curry for the largest tourism-based competition in the world. It does more than just the beauty side; it allows you to promote your country to the 89 other girls there, and carry a School & Youth News Reigning Miss Abaco to compete in China, preparations for pageant underway gift that is only found in your country, Stubbs enthused. Last year, the pageant was seen by the largest audience because 10,000 people see it every year in person. That doesnt include who is watching it on television, or who sees it streaming live on the Internet. Its small on this side of the world, but on that side it is a huge deal. A Bahamas to Beijing, China CookOut will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, to assist them with Miss Abacos month-long journey to China. Stubbs realized that the pageant is also a springboard for The Bahamas into the Asian market seeing that our country has been doing business with China lately. Miss Abaco leaves for China on Sept.5, and will spend a month there in preparation for the international pageant. During the week of the pageant, Stubbs will travel there to be with her. bring that crown, he envisioned. Overall, Stubbs said that the com mittee is venturing into something bigger. They plan to offer four pageants: Little Miss Abaco, Miss Abaco Junior, Miss Abaco Teen and Miss Abaco. This year, the Miss Abaco Pageant is open to contestants all over The Bahamas. This means that the young lady who wins will be crowned Miss Bahamas Tourism and featured in the Miss Tourism Queen International Pageant in China the follow the Miss Abaco Pageant will become Miss Abaco. This year the excitement is going to be a little bit crazy because this year we are doing a whole lot more different things. This year we are working on launching our with a huge company thats going to do some major PR, then theres going to be a lot of life-size posters around the island. Who knows what will happen next? he hinted. One thing the community can look forward to is seeing lots of angels around because it is the theme of the 2013 pag eant. The deadline for applications is Oct. 1, and the pageant is slated for December, so contestants or those who think someone they know will be a good candidate, can send pictures to Instagram or e-mail them to missabaco@gmail.com. We have gotten hits from a lot of potential candidates, Stubbs revealed. The reason we do applications so early is because we do an extensive 10-week train ing, so by the time the pageant comes they know how to walk in heels, pose, smile and do an interview. Because there are four pageants, the committee is trying to cap the number of contestants off at seven per category. How ever, the pageant is still open to all contestants. seven girls who bring in applications are automatically in. We screen every contes are about, he said. Miss Abaco is about girls who are well rounded, who have beauty and brains, and who are community oriented. To assist them in their endeavours, Stubbs said that they partner with a cross section of people. They partnered with Novia McKen stuck with her, and used Candera Sy monette, owner of Candy Face Cosmetics, as last years make-up artist. Nevertheless, a new stylist will be added because of the number of contestants to ensure that events start on time, and there will be a make-up artist challenge. make-up artist will compete. They usually do a face for the team, and we pick the one we like, but this year the fans will choose, Stubbs elaborated. We are going to have each one do Miss Abacos face, then we will post the pics and fans will vote and decide on the two make-up artists. Social Media is something that everyone is using, he said, so they want to also incorporate Blackberry and WhatsApp messaging. We can do a simple post to Twitter, a simple post to Instagram, and it cov ers over a thousand people that we would not have actually gotten the chance to see or have actually gotten the chance to in teract with, Stubbs said. We are trying to up the PR because that was one of our downfalls over the years, and we are trying to keep the newspaper and the television channels involved. Stubbs invited the community to review their impressive pageant record. He mentioned Kristi Evans, a former Miss Ab aco queen who has been featured in many events; Nevandria Rolle, who is the face of the iCandy Makeup Brand; Erica Pin der and Ramonica Hamilton, who both ap peared in The Bay magazine; Lashawn Bevans, who continues to make her model ing mark in the industry; and Aisha Jones, who went on to win the Miss Teen Galaxy pageant after extensive training with them. We try to make our girls more well-rounded girls. So at the end of the day whether you win the pageant or not, you feel like you got something from the pageant that you can use, Stubbs said. If you were to look at a lot of our former contestants, you can look at them and see the from-then-to-now transformation. A lot came to us and didnt know about make up, didnt know about beauty, and didnt know about styling tips, so now they are all wearing make-up, they are all wearing high heels, they are constantly on the lookout, and saying, Ok, Im being judged. Beyond beauty, though, is the pag eants directors mandate to do charity work. Last year, Miss Abaco contestants worked along with the Furniture Plus Charity of Hope Foundation. He was pleased that Garnell Limperes-Dawkins was able to receive funds as a result of their efforts. Miss Abaco also partnered with the Abaco Pilot Club to clean the home of an elderly person in Sandy Point. We try to do more than just the pret ty girl stuff; we try to let them know that there are persons out there who need our help, he said. This year, we are going to work with a whole lot more charities the Abaco Cancer Society and the Bahamas Red Cross HIV section, so we need the community to support the charity end of what Miss Abaco does. Last year, the committees goal was to give $2,000 to a charity. The goal this year is to give $10,000 to two separate charities, so they will have to raise $20,000 in total. He is also looking for persons to volunteer their time. We do a lot of stuff in the commu nity for charity, but we dont try to make everything so public because its not about us getting the praise. At the end of the day, that me as the president set in place for the pageant, and that is to be more than a pageantto be more of a charity side with beauty. So thats what were trying to ac complish.

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August 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 CURRYS FOOD STORE Customer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour front OCEAN BLUE PROPERTIES Member B.R.E.A. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Sales, Rentals and Property Management ON GREEN TURTLE CAY: NEW!!! Twin Palms: immaculate waterfront furnished three bedroom, 2.5 bath duplex on the Sea of Abaco. Each side of the duplex is a mirror image of the other. Brand new dock. Turnkey property with room to grow. $1.65m NEW!!! 9,600 sq.ft. lot just steps to the Atlantic Ocean Beach. Quiet residential area. B $78,000.00. NEW!!! 85 x 120 lot with start-up foundation. Less then 300 steps to the Atlantic Ocean Beach. B $95,000.00. NEW!!! 20,000 sq.ft. parcel 125 from Long Bay Beach. Water view possible. Water and power accessible. B $195,000.00. NEW!!! Chic furnished artists home with two master bedroom suites plus 1/2 bath. Water view of White Sound. Within walking distance to a public dock with ramp. A/C throughout. Artist studio with north light exposure. Garage, workshop, golf cart. $495,000.00. Lo Key Recently built block construction two story waterfront furnished home on Coco Bay. Second Floor Honeymoon Penthouse with one bedroom and one bath oers stunning views of Coco Bay. Ground oor has two bedrooms and one bath. Internet throughout. Just 20 steps to beach. Lushly landscaped with over 50 coconut trees. $1.2 m with 7,000 sq.ft. of land, $1.45 m with 28,000 sq.ft. of land. Beachfront lot at Coco Bay 82 x 109. Just steps to public dock. $299,000.00. The Pink Pearl Completely re-furbished 115 year old historic wood building centrally located in the heart of New Plymouth. Commercial/or residential use. Excellent tenant in place .Short walk to Settlement Creek and ferry service. Parking area. B$175,000.00. The Golden Reef Large two story commercial building in the heart of historic New Plymouth. Shop/oce space on ground oor. Two furnished two bedroom one bath apartments on second oor with good rental history and sea views. Parking space. $550,000.00. NEW PRICE!!! Three bedrooms two and a half baths spacious home with swim/spa. Close to Atlantic Ocean Beach and public dock. Rear of property fronts onto large private pond surrounded by dedicated reserve. $410,000.00.Two elevated waterfront parcels on the Blu overlooking the Sea of Abaco. Stunning sunsets. Approximately 1/4 acre each with 85 each on the water. Naturally deep water for a dock. Priced to sell TOGETHER for a total of $ 395,000 + 7 1/2% to close. PRICE REDUCTION!!! Waterfront 100 year old two bedroom one bath basically furnished cottage. Located in the heart of the settlement of New Plymouth. Spacious rear patio. Golf cart parking. Just steps from public dock; ferry; restaurants and shops. Owner re-locating. $225,000 School & Youth News Maritime industry offers many exciting opportunities for students By Canishka Alexander Before the Maritime Summer Camp took place from June 24 to July 12, an orientation session was held on June 22 at Abaco Youth Ministries for students in Grades 8 and 9 who were interested in ca reers that exist in the maritime industry. The camp was jointly sponsored by Campbell Shipping Company and The College of The Bahamas. As a result, Dr. Brendamae Cleare, president of the Lowell J. Mortimer Maritime Academy, and past vice president of Academic Affairs at The College of The Bahamas, and Jamal Smith, assistant manager of manning at Campbell Shipping Company Ltd., gave brief remarks concerning the industry and what students could expect during the maritime camp. The students were also shown a video presentation that detailed the opportunities to travel abroad, how to get involved in the maritime industry through the Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps (BMCC) or Mari time Summer Camp and a listing of career choices and training opportunities that are available in this lucrative industry. Throughout the three-week maritime camp at Central Abaco Primary School, students were given lessons on geography, mathematics, report writing, CPR and navigation by local teachers, m instructors and volunteers namely Magdalene Mills, Sandy Edwards, Janet Wedgewood, Able Seaman Cranston Taylor, John Pintard, Yasmine Glinton, and Brianne Sawyer. They were soon rewarded for their hard work and commitment on July 12 during a graduation ceremony at the Dundas Town Church of God. Approximately 32 graduates success fully completed and graduated from the Maritime Summer Camp for 2013. Graduates were: Chelshanno Adderley, Nakiel Adderley, Yorline Augustine, Priscilla Bain, Lorenz Carter, Austin Col lie, Nic-Connor Alexander, Sancha Dimanche, Alicia Dormeus, Sandy Francois, Tanesha Gelin, Jeffery Jean, Allaire Johnson, Christonya Johnson, Kettia Knowles, Lakia Lightbourne, Lashae Miller, Giovanni Morris, Aaliyah Nesbitt, Rashon Neymour, John Pierre, Didline Rene, Giovanno Rolle, Drayton Russell, Wider son Saintilien, Richa Simmons, Christano Swain, Jarmecia Swain, Keneisha Tanelus, Julius Thompson, Austinique Williams, and Leann Woodside. While at maritime camp, students were separated into two cohorts: Cohort A and Cohort B. Before receiving their a reenactment of the fatal day when four the HMBS Flamingo vessel. The sailors May 10, 1980 while on routine patrol. Captain Glender Knowles, the BMCCs Abaco coordinator, encouraged the students to take advantage of and em brace the opportunities before them, while admonishing parents to demonstrate their commitment by being involved. Im thankful, and Ive been blessed to have been given this opportunity to coor dinate such an excellent program with such excellent participants, she expressed. God bless The Bahamas, and God bless our seafarers. Jamal Smith introduced Chandler Sands, managing director of Campbell Shipping, as the guest speaker for the occasion, describing him as a motivator, vi sionary and a believer in national develop ment. Sands recalled his visits to Abaco as a young boy, when he heard a song about God vacationing on the islands. This led him to identify the Bahamian people as special, talented and God-fearing. Equipped with those three attributes, Sands assured everyone that there is nothing that they could not accomplish. After introducing the vision of Camp bell Shipping via PowerPoint presentation, Sands emphasized the need for at least 4,000 Bahamian seafarers to be employed on the high seas by 2053. We want Abaco to be a part of this, so parents this is where we need you to pay attention, he said. What is the plan for Abaco over the next 40 years, and what is happening in Abaco today to prevent the mass exodus of young talent to New Providence, Grand Bahama and Miami, Florida? I was doing a little research, and the research told me that Abaco is the land of boat builders. Well, I would like to see over the next 40 years that Abaco migrates from being boat builders into being master mariners. He added that the maritime world offered by Campbell Shipping is ideal for the Abaco community because it provides the opportunity for young people to seek a career in maritime, but live home. The company will target 800 families, which equates to $40 million being infused into the economy. Using 10 settlements as an example, this would mean 80 families First of all, for this group who are eighth and ninth graders, were talking about the year 2013-2016, you have to stay in high school [and] you have to do a good job in high school, Sands advised. It means in particular that youll have to place an effort on those BGCSEs. He informed them that The College of The Bahamas or the State University of with C or above passes. Coming on stream is the Lowell J. Mortimer Maritime Insti tute, which will open its doors in Nassau in September 2014. Well take you if you have three good passes, but the passes must be in Math, must be English, and must be Sci ence. Now a pass usually means C or better, so were asking you particularly, parents, if this is a viable opportunity for you, to ensure over the next three years that they concentrate on Math, English and a Science. By 2017, he was hopeful that 10 candidates from Abaco would come to Nassau to attend the LJM Maritime Acad emys one-year program. Tuition costs are $25,000 a year. Because scholarships can sometimes be hard to come by, Campbell tribution for young Bahamians by invest ing $30 million to bring that training home. Therefore, the plan is to sensitize students interested in maritime studies from Grade 10 to pass the required three subjects, and to raise $2,000 during that time. If they make the required grades (three BGCSEs), and they get accepted into Lowell J. Mortimer Maritime Acad emy, parents will only be asked to contrib ute $2,000 toward a $25,000-education, in such a way that $10,000 will be a work award; were going to give them a $4,500 loan that they will pay back when we send them out to sea; the government has promised us $1,500 in a grant; and were put ting together an endowment fund that will pay the rest. So we are serious about investing in young Bahamians, and if you seriously want to pursue a career in maritime, we would be happy to have you.

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Sea of Abaco views. $149,000 Beach Villa 648 2 bed, 2 bath with dining room addition, just steps from pool and Worlds Top 10 beaches! $224,900 Marina View Villa Modern 2 bed/2bath CBS, fully funished home, 1,000 sq. ft. plus porches, overlooking Treasure Cay Marina John CashABR, BRI, CRS, Broker UNDER CONTRACT SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD Nova Southeastern information meeting Nova Southeastern University has been in The Bahamas for over 20 years and now they are looking to make their pres ence felt on the island of Abaco, with the introduction of the Bachelors Degree Program in Business Administration. On Tuesday, July 16, 2013, Juliet Reid, the Region al Director and Monica Moya Admissions Manager for the Bahamas, was on Abaco the start of the October term. They had an eventful day which was planned and organized by local coordina tor Samantha V. Evans. They were on the radio to once again apprise the Abaco com munity of their plans and to update them on what had transpired since they were last here in February. They were able to accept half of the students needed for enrollment the remainder of the students needed to start the program. After they left, they spent two hours at the Government Complex where they set up an information table to inform the professionals employed there and those visiting the complex of Novas proposed program. That evening, they held an in formation meeting at Abaco Central High School from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. where they spoke with prospective students and gave the Nova presentation to new potential stu dents. The response for both was great, reSchool & Youth News Angels Academy assisted by Mission teams sulting in the collection of numerous new application forms and outstanding documents for those persons who started the admissions process earlier. The admissions process was concluded during the month of July. Vacation Bible School held in North Abaco Vacation Bible School at the Baptist Churches came to life once again, and brought lots of fun with it. This year, the group was on the island July 21 to 26. VBS sessions were held throughout the north at the local Baptist churches. The visiting group was split up and worked in the settlements of Treasure Cay, Fire Road, Wood Cay, Cedar Harbor and eager little people who happily received the conveyed information and participated in all activities. Sessions began daily at 9:00 a.m. and ended at noon. Daily enrolled stu dents were able to complete craft projects, dramatization, and music and enjoy bible teaching time. Lunch and snacks were also provided by the visiting ministries. The ministry looks forward to the summer when they can follow the com mission of the Lord and spread the good news of the gospel to youngsters. They wish to thank everyone for their support and trusting their kids into their care. They hope that as they continue to work for the Master, you will continue to support them. Next year VBS will be held on July 18 to 22 at the same venues.

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August 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 Abaco Marine Props Propellers Reconditioned & RehubbedPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Brass Stainless AluminumSandblasting & Marine grade welding on Stainless and AluminumCertied Propeller Repair TechnicianThe ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas Sids Food StoreGroceries Toiletries SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Frozen Meat Dry and Canned Goods Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 Ron-Paul Cabinets PlusVisit our Showroom Located Opposite the old Lowes PharmacyOwners: Ronnie & Pauline RobertsPhone: (242) 367-0546 4 DRAWER CHEST WOODEN BUNK BEDS $575 .00 METAL BUNK BEDS $450 .00 ADIRONDACK CHAIRS $210 .00 MATTRESS, BOX SPRINGS & FRAMESRegular Mattress Twin $170.00 -Full $235.00-Queen $280.00Orthopedic Mattress Twin $235.00-Full $290.00-Queen $340.00King $490.00 FLOORING Commercial Carpet..............$11.00 sq.yd. Carpet Padding...................$5.75 sq.yd. MORE BEDS Wooden Toddler Beds...............$175.00Rollaway Beds...........................$245.00 LAMINATED FLOORING $2 .50 sq.ft. PADDING $0.55 sq.ft. By Canishka Alexander Seventeen children between the ages of seven to 15 years old participated in the Annual Community Footprints Junior Golf Program at the Abaco Club on Winding Bay from July 22-26. The brainchild of Golf Pro Marley Hield, the program has been offered to collaboration with the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture. While Hield demonstrated the proper techniques for playing the aptly named gentlemans and ladys sport, Mark Aitken, director of facilities, and Eugene Martin, general manager, observed that the program is something that Hield is really focused on. Its something he looks forward to doing every year its his passion and he knows the importance of the young ones on this island learning about the basics of golf, Aitken shared. The ones who have been here over the last few years, he will advance, and he will teach the other ones the basics. The hope is that eventually a lot of these young ones will take up golf full time, theyll enjoy it, and you know, some may even become the top golfers in The Bahamas. Throughout the week, the children were taught how to hold the golf club, and how to putt and drive the ball along the golf course as an introduction to golf eti quette. A golfer himself, Aitken said that be yond learning how to play the sport, the participants learn how to better conduct themselves and are taught discipline. Golf teaches you that you have to respect your opponent, you have to be honone of those sports that teaches you disci pline and respect. Martin, who became general manager in January, called Abaco a beautiful place, and the jewel of the Caribbean. Unlike Aitken, he said he plays golf occasionally and enjoys the game, but is happy that he has a job to fall back on. The PGA tour has nothing to worry about, Martin quipped. Sports A large crowd gathered at the Zion Baptist Cathedral in Murphy Town for the Independence Basketball Tournament which took place during the evenings of July 5-6. The participating athletes belonged to four churches, and ranged from under 15 years of age to adults. Victory Tabernacle dominated the Friday night games. Its team played against the Grace Baptist Church boys in the under 19 category. The game went to the Victory Tabernacle team with a 19-13 score. In the under 15 category, Victory Tabernacle won again, beating the Change Ministries team 20-11. In the men's open, the Grace Baptist Church men were defeated by the Church of God of Prophecy. The championship games took place on Saturday under the patronage of Admin istrator Preston Cunningham, starting late because of a rain shower. However, the rain subsided and three games took place, Tabernacles team, which won against Change Ministries 37-31 in the under 19 category and again in the under 15, 20-10. The men's open was disputed between Change Ministries and Church of God of Prophecy. It was a very close, exciting game which brought the victory of Change Ministries in extremis with a 4139 score, after a few equalizing baskets by both teams. Mr. Ishmael Stretch Morley and Mr. Gilbert Davis were the referees for the championship games. Coaches for the various teams were Mr. Cubel Davis, Mr. Randy Davis, Mr. Shawn Robins and player Yemens Pierre who acted as coach for the Church of God of Prophecys team in the last game. An awards ceremony was held on July 26 to present the trophies to the partic MP for North Abaco Renardo Curry was in attendance, and encouraged the young men to remain involved in sports, but to also maintain good academics. Senior Island Administrator Preston Cunningham and Mr. Everette Strachan, president of the Church Basketball League, were also invited to make remarks. Nevertheless, both he and Aitken were pleased that the Abaco Club is able to give back to the community through the junior golf program. Our companys culture is always to give back and to do whatever we can do to help and enhance the community. We call it our Spirit to Serve program, and through out the world many of our vacation clubs do things from painting schools to feeding the homeless to activities like this, Martin elaborated. So, its very important. The know every year what we are doing, and really if our plan is not good enough, they say we need to do more. He added that working with the chil dren who attend the golf program is some thing they embrace and that comes from the heart. On July 26, the skills competition was held to test the children on what they had learned throughout the week. All the top four winners received trophies as well. Martin thanked everyone for their at tendance, and was in full support of the program when Hield approached him. He looked forward to possibly offering an ad ditional week in the future, or perhaps offering it at a different time. In the Group A Category, Ivan Curry Alexander came second with 14 points; and Demeko Thompson got third after scoring 13 points. Robert Russell Jr. was also recpoints. In Group B: Tyrell Albury placed second, with 9 points; Deandra Beneby settled into third place with 8 points; and tion with 7 points. I always look forward to doing this every year, and the participation and the enthusiasm from the students and the parents, Hield said. Thats the greatest thing for me. Ishmael Stretch Morley also com mended parents on their attendance, and said that the Ministry of Youth will con tinue to support programs such as this in the community.Abaco Church Sports Association holds Independence Basketball Tournament Junior golf program continues its 5th year at The Abaco Club Local Youth awarded basketball scholarship at Young Harris College, in Georgia. In front of members of his family and coaches, in one of the classrooms of his former school, Abaco Central High School, Kevin Altidor signed the contract that will allow him to attend Young Harris College on a basketball scholarship. Kevin Altidor is a motivated young man who left Abaco in 2008 to attend CC Sweeting in Nassau for his last year of high school. He graduated in 2009. Because of incidents that happened in his neighborhood of Pigeon Peas, Kevin, a gifted basketball player, thought he could further his education through that sport and get out of the negative surroundings. Every day in the gym, I thought about it [the incident], about wanting to make a person out of myself. It drove me to try to make it. I was willing to go the extra mile, even try for the MBA. A year after graduating from high school, he was admitted to Roane Community College in Tennessee. He graduated three years later with a degree in Exercise Please see Scholarship Page 8

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian August 1, 2013 Call: 242-365-4695 or Voip: 561-207-7212 E-Mail: info@greenturtlerealestate.comwww.greenturtlerealestate.com Building lot in Central Pines subdivision, Marsh Harbour. Very desirable location just on the outskirts of Marsh Harbour. Oered at $65,000 Ocean View Drive, Whale Point Eleuthera. Building lot in a vacation orientated neighborhood. A very aordable lot at $30,000 Central Pines, South of Dundas Town, Marsh Harbour is this large building lot with all services to lot. Oered at $56,000 Bahama Coral Island very aordable building lot. Near entrance to highway and just minutes to the beach. Oered at $20,000 Beachfront lot at Leisure Lee. Over 166 of prime beachfront with all utilities in place. A gated community just 15 minutes to Golf Course and Shopping at Treasure Cay. Oered at $180,000 Ocean View Lot on Green Turtle Cay. Literally steps away from the beach with reefs so close to shore, you can swim out and snorkel. Oered at $250,000 New! Elevated waterfront lot with amazing views of the Sea of Abaco. Near to the Blu House Resort and Marina, this lot enjoys spectacular sunsets. Oered at $325,000 Sea to Sea -Two Bedroom, two bath home with a private dock located at the entrance to White Sound and near the Green Turtle Club, Resort & Marina. Selling fully furnished and ready to enjoy. Oered at $650,000 New! Two Beach Front Lots located at Great Guana Cay. Near to new Bakers Bay development with a shared dock on the Sea of Abaco. Both lots with at total of 150 of beachfront are oered together at $370,000 Island House Seato-Sea with a deep water dock and lifts on White Sound, Green Turtle Cay, with another dock on Blu Harbor. A fully furnished four bedroom, four and a half bath pod style home, includes a dock house, two golf carts and a boat. New! Beach Front LotLocated on the Atlantic Ocean beach, near the Green Turtle Resort and Marina. The lot comprises of 1.2 acres with 97 of pristine beach front. Oered at $475,000 SOLD!! Summer Clearance S ale 50 % OFF Jewelry & Ladies Clothing Sand Dollar Shoppe Abaco Gold Wide selection on Mens, Ladiess, and Kids T-Shirts and Clothing. Fishing Shirts & Shorts for Men & Boys Sandals for Ladies & Men & Great Gift Items **Supper Savings** Shop & Save @ Sand Dollar Shop Abaco Gold 9am to 5pm Monday thru Saturday Tel: 367-4405 Email: sdshoppe@batelnet.bs Triple-header softball games July schedule By Canishka Alexander Softball games continued at the Murphy Town Ball Field on July 19-20. In the Dollz faced Team L.A. Although it was a close call, the Diamond Dollz beat Team L.A. 4 to 2. In the second game, the T.C. Jets beat Hope Town Wreckers: 12 to 3. Scores from July 21 triple header saw Team L.A. handing down a devastating blow to the Terez Gas Angels beating them 20 to 4. It was DNR versus Simple Solutions in the following game, and DNR beat the North Abaco team 5 to 2. In Hope Town Wreckers 7 to 2. On July 26, there were tremendous losses for Simple Solutions and DNR Slug gers. In their game against the Hope Town Wreckers, Simple Solutions scored seven runs while the Wreckers accumulated 17 runs. DNR scored no runs at all leaving the Bulldogs to hog 15 runs for their team. Despite a triple header being sched uled for July 27, only one game was played because of two funerals that were held in SportsNorth Abaco. Condolences were extended to TC Jets player Todd Thompson on the passing of his father. Even though Simple Solutions and DNR played the only game of the night, it would prove to be the longest game of by DNR Pitcher Crayford Hannah shortly before 9:30 p.m., and the game ended well after midnight. This allowed DNR to close in the gap created by Simple Solutions, but they did not gain enough runs to surpass their opponents. The scores were close, but it was Simple Solutions who won the game 25 to 23. The schedule for the next two weeks is as follows: On Aug. 2: Simple Solu tions vs. DNR Sluggers at 7:30 p.m.; and the Hope Town Wreckers vs. TC Jets at 9 p.m. On Aug. 3, its the A.G. Diamond Dollz vs. Terez Gas Angels at 7:30 p.m.; and DNR Sluggers vs. Creter's Bulldogs Sciences. Kevins goal is to obtain a Bachelors Degree in English and History at Young Harris. Williams, was not limited to sports. Mr. Altidor recalls a quote from his PE teach er, to thy own self, be true, which is advice he would like to communicate, to all the kids out there who want to make it. As he leaves Abaco one more time with his future on his mind, he is moti vated by his drive to become a successful example. I want to be an example for all the younger kids growing up in the Mudd or in the Peas. Scholarship From Page 7 at9 p.m. The following weekend, on Aug. 9, DNR Sluggers and the Hope Town p.m., while TC Jets and Simple Solutions close out at 9 p.m. Aug. 10 features Team L.A. vs. Abaco Groceries Diamond Dollz at 7:30 p.m., and the Simple Solutions vs. Creter's Bulldogs at 9 p.m. All games are currently played at the Murphy Town Ball Field next to Abaco Central High School.

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August 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 HOPE TOWN HARBOUR LODGE Presents its New Buffet Breakfast at the Reef Restaurant 7:30 am to 10:30 am Monday Saturday All the traditional Breakfast fare plus a Chefs station preparing Omelets and Pancakes al a minute. Lot 11 Abaco Club $525,000 New Price $299,900 Grander $839,900 Artist Shirley Higgs rediscovers her passion The artistic talent of Shirley Higgs a community art and craft show sponsored by the Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel in Mrs. Higgs had shown her artwork, and this very modest and unassuming lady was very nervous. However, she had no need to feel any nervousness because her work showed a lot of talent. The eye was immediately drawn to the beautiful horticultural paint ings she had on display. It's amazing that she had no training apart from art lessons in school many years ago and that she had only recently taken up a paintbrush again. While attending Queens College in Nassau in her youth, Mrs. Higgs said that she always enjoyed art lessons and received good marks, but upon leaving school never followed this any further. However, one day a very talented artist friend who lives Artist Highlight close by invited Mrs. Higgs to join her in painting designs on T-shirts. This reignited Mrs. Higgs artistic spark. During a visit to her nephews shop in Hope Town a short time later, while ad miring all the artwork, Mrs. Higgs became even more enthused. As luck would have it, there was a beginners acrylic kit in the shop for sale along with some canvases which she bought, took home and thus be gan painting again. is a well-known horticulturalist both in Nassau and on Abaco. In the summer I was not able to work in my garden due to the heat, so what painting was of a lily and this was followed by colourful orchids, bromeliads and day lilies. At school, the only medium she had worked in apart from pencil shading was watercolours but now she works with acrylic since she feels that this is an easier medium to manage and is more forgiving than watercolour. After a while she moved to birds, particularly the parrot of which she is especially fond. Fish, seahorses and mermaids are Mrs. Higgs latest favoured subjects. She has just completed a large, colourful paint dition to her paintings on canvas, Mrs. Higgs uses her paints in many other cre ative ways. She produces a very attractive line of small paper gift bags using varied designs such as seahorses, mermaids, hibiscus and the very popular curly tail lizard and these designs she also uses to embellish Christ mas ornaments. In addition to being a great enthusiast for sea shells of which she has a vast and amazing collection. She enjoys using these shells to create striking craft pieces. Throughout the years, when Mrs. Higgs was not utilizing her painting skills she was always very creative and made very good use of her various crafting skills such as embroidery, quilting and sewing her own and her daughters dresses. Nowadays, she is enjoying her new hobby of painting and looks forward to painting early in the morning when the sun shines from the beautiful harbour into her makeshift studio in her living room. I wish I could do it every morning, says this busy lady, who is always involved in some kind of community work, such as hosting Horticultural Society meetings or raising funds for repairs to the Epworth Methodist Chapel at Cherokee. I would also like to have a proper studio where I could leave my art supplies out all the time and not have to put them away every time somebody comes to dinner, she quipped. Mrs. Higgs art and craft work can be viewed and purchased from Monkeys Uncle in Marsh Harbour and Ebb Tide in Hope Town.

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian August 1, 2013 Maurdee W. Albury ~Gone But Not Forgotten~ 1949-2012 en-GBFor A Wonderful Husband, en-GB Father and Papaen-GBLove knows no boundaries.... whether en-GB earthly or in his presences.en-GB Still loving and missing you as much en-GB today as one year ago.en-GB When weve there ten thousand years en-GB bright shinning as the sunen-GB Weve no less days to sing Gods praise en-GB then when weve rst begon.en-GB ~Were Dreaming Of e Day Whenen-GB en-GB Were Finally ere With You.~en-GBIt has been one year ago todayen-GB That God came and took you awayen-GB To a better life and a better placeen-GB Far away from this disgrace.en-GB I know that you are still thought ofen-GB With a smile and so much loveen-GB By the many lives that you so toucheden-GB Wonder if you knew how much.en-GB I wonder if your soul is ying highen-GB Somewhere in that bright blue skyen-GB Looking down on all of usen-GB For a special reason or just because.en-GB Many things still remind us thoughen-GB You cannot come back after you goen-GB But God still gives us faith and hopeen-GB Strength and courage to help us cope.en-GB I did not know what words to sayen-GB About your death one year ago todayen-GB Just that I miss you still my dear frienden-GB I miss you now like I missed you then.en-GB Like memories sewn togetheren-GB Your soul is part of life foreveren-GB Memories of all your family and friendsen-GB Death cannot take for love never ends.en-GB I hope you are happy wherever you are nowen-GB I hope these words can reach you somehow.en-GB One year ago God came and took you awayen-GB But in our hearts you still forever stay.en-GB One year ago today,en-GB You left us with broken heartsen-GB One year ago today,en-GB You took our smiles aparten-GB One year ago today,en-GB Our tears fell so trueen-GB One year ago today, en-GB And were still thinking about you....... HORACE A PIERRE III en-GBJune 3rd, 1984 Aug 8th, 2012 FROM YOUR SPECIAL LOVED ONES Peter George Sweeting en-GB, partner in Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour died on en-GB Sunday evening, June 30, in Palm Beach Gardens, FL following a short illness. en-GB He was 69.en-GB A Nassau native, Mr. Sweeting attended Staunton Military Academy in en-GB Staunton, en-GB Virginia and e University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He joined the family en-GB business, G.R. Sweeting & Son, Ltd. which had begun on Bay Street by his grandparen-GB -en-GB ents as purveyors of ne linens and dry goods and expanded to become a department en-GB store in Palmdale.en-GB A lifelong yachtsman and sherman, Mr. Sweeting and partners acquired en-GB the Abaco en-GB Beach Resort in the 1980s, enlarging the marina from 28 to 200 slips, dredging and en-GB creating the club property with a boat slip for each lot, and acquiring the hotel en-GB adjacent to the marina. Most recently e Residences, a 9-unit condo building was en-GB built on the property. en-GB Mr. Sweeting is survived by his wife Sally, sons Andrew Charles Sweeting, en-GB Peter en-GB George Blaine Sweeting and his wife Carol, his daughter Suzanne Mazzarella and en-GB her husband Frank, three grandchildren, Elizabeth and Dylan Sweeting and Sterling en-GB Mazzarella, sisters Holly ODell and her husband Brian and Aletta Hanson and her en-GB husband Scott, cousins Richard Farrington and his wife Jen, Charles Farrington en-GB and his wife Sara, Wendie Bishop and her husband Keith, Gail OConnor, Michael en-GB OConnor and his wife Tara, Kathy OConnor, Edward OConnor and his wife Barb, en-GB nephews Raymond Rogers, Christian and Jeremy Stokes, Charles and Robert Haas, en-GB brother-in-law Andrew Haas and his wife Carol, sister-in-law Ann Haas and many en-GB special friends. Peter George Sweeting en-GBA memorial service will be held at 5pm on August 16 at Abaco Beach Reen-GB sort in the Marquee.en-GBIn lieu of owers, donations can be made to either Every Child Counts, en-GBP.O.Box en-GB AB 20085, Marsh Harbour, or Friends of Abaco Animals, Hopetown, Abaco. Silbert Ben nett Saw yer, age 74, was born in Cherokee Sound, Abaco to Dennis & Mildred Sawyer on December 29, 1938. He passed away July 13, 2013 after a long illness. He is survived by his wife Esther, four sons, Perry, Faron, Jay and Claude. One Daughter, Dawn. One adopted daughter Ellen Curry. Four Daughtersinlaw, Lisa, Claudia, Jan ice and Londa. One soninlaw, Kent Sawyer. Seven grandchildren, Cora Sawyer, Alicia Cooke, Chelsea Pol, Ariel Sawyer, Myron Sawyer, Draven Sawyer and Alonzo Sawyer. One great granddaughter, Lacey Cooke. Two grandsons-inlaw, Shane Cooke and Benjamin Pol. Funeral Service for the Late Alice Mc Bride age 70 years, of Moores Island, Abaco was held on Saturday, July 6, 2013, 11:00 a.m. at Central Zion Baptist Church, Pinedale, Eight Anthony Williams, assisted by Pastor Branford E. Dean and Evangelist Al vin Laing. Interment followed in the Harbour West Cemetery. Left to Cherish her memories are her three sons: Redwin Barnett Sr., Kevin Delancy Sr. Roger Russell Sr.; one adopted son: Percy McBride; three daughters: Verline Dean, Audra Davis-Forbes, Kayla Forbes-Johnson; three sons-in-law: Pastor Branford E. Dean, Jerrod Forbes, Ancil Johnson; daughters-in-law: Ulean Bar nett, Christa Russell, Lindel Delancy; 21 grandchildren and their spouses: Shanell (Samuel English), Veronique Davis, Anthemica (Ezra) McBride, Kevin Delancy Jr. and Labron Delan cy, Deanka Lightbourne, Dominique, Shanice (Christopher) Delancy, Rho tazia, Roger Jr., Rhoajji and Rho zaae Russell, Destiny, Jada and Jaden Forbes, Redwin Jr., Alyssa Barnett, Walrick Cooper, Anissa Davis, Ran A Me morial Service for George Vandham Johnson age 69 affection ately called Geo of Dundas Town Abaco, who died at his residence June 3rd was at Alan Smiths Estate Leisure Lee Abaco Bahamas. Pastor Elliott Etienne will Lionel Johnson, Sister: Judith Johnson. Precious memories are held by: His wife: Minnie Johnson, Mother: Gertrude Johnson, Sons: Lionel John son II, Johnathan Johnson, Prince John son, George Johnson Jr., and Kevin Johnson. Daughter: Myrtlyn JohnsonKnowles. Sisters: Ollie Mae Johnson, Brenda Johnson Banks of Canada, Glo ria Johnson, Barbara Johnson, Reserve Corporal 861 Sheran Johnson of The Royal Bahamas Police Force Abaco and Andrea Johnson Adderley. Grandchildren: Marilyn Wilmore, Lionel Johnson II, Tashana Johnson, Genesse Johnson, Reuben Storr Jr., Alonzo and Lanze Knowles, Sierra Johnson and Deontae Johnson, Daughter-in-law: Julie Johnson, Son-in-law: Lorenzo Knowles, Sister-in-law: Eloise Russell, Brother-in-law: Marbry Wilmore and many other family and friends. Remembering Family and Friends dia Hield and Rhianna Spicer; 15 great grandchildren including: Breanna and Ezra McBride Jr., Synara Gibson, Deanna and Alexis, Sherica and Sami yah English, Lawrence, Jayla and Jaya Delancy, Tametrie and Latiesha Rah ming and Serenity Albury; two broth ers: Ritchie and Kingsley McBride; a host of other relatives and friends.

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August 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 July 15 Crossword Answers Across 4. HURRICANESThese blustery, univited guests often drop in starting in August 7. POTCAKEBahamian mutt. 9. CRUDECan refer to oil or someone's demeanor. 12. BANANAYellow fruit 16. ALIASA false identity 17. BAREFOOTSans-shoes. 18. PARALLELRight alongside. 19. MARVELDC Comics main publishing rival. Down 1. CARAPACEA crab's shell. 2. FIDDLECay where Stranded Naked is held annually. 3. BASEUnless it's neutral it's either an acid or a ______ 5. SOLARThese flares disrupt communications on earth. 6. DECADETen years. 8. LUBBERSCay across from Elbow, famous for Yahoes. 10 OASISCan be unexpectantly found in deserts. 11. MIRAGESomething disappointing found in deserts. 13. AQUAMARINEBlack, gold and _________. 14. UNICYCLELike a bicylce, but missing a wheel. 15. REGATTAThis race has been held for 38 years in Abaco.August 1 CluesAcross 2. Sport played with clubs 4. To harvest or hunt illegally 6. A dead language 8. More than a disturbance but not quite a storm 12. Element Au 13. Hypothetical 7th Hurricane of 2013 15. Common to bats and dolphins 16. Bahamian NBA player 17. A renter Down 1. Propelling a boat using one oar 2. Newest "Royal" 3. A crawfish's defense 5. Snack for bees 7. To get ready for 9. Sport The Bahamas first won Olympic Gold in 10. Often used for hurricane shutters 11. Animal said to "never forget" 14. Center of a hurricane

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian August 1, 2013 Crime Report Causing Grievous Harm (Suspect arrested another wanted.)At 3:50am on 1st July, 2013, a 35 year old resident of Treasure Cay, Abaco, reported that sometime around 3:40am same date while on Charles Sawyer Hwy., Marsh Harbour, Abaco, he was approached by two young Haitian males who caused harm to him. Police action requested. Suspect Arrested M.H.P.S. arrested one of the suspect John Aristil, d.o.b. 4/12/95 of Murphy Town, Abaco, reference to this matter. The vicone of the young man who caused harm to him; the accused was arraigned on 4th July, 2013 and remanded to Sandilands. The other suspect in this matter is Jason Delhomme aka Gucci d.o.b. 2/10/97 of The Mud, Abaco. Investigation continues. StealingAt 8:45pm on 5th July, 2013, a 19 year old male of Murphy Town, Abaco, reported that sometime around 1:20pm on Friday 5th July, 2013, he left his work place at Marsh Harbour and caught a ride with his co-worker. While in her car, he placed his Samsung GT-19300 cellular phone with a black and yellow case inside her car. She dropped him off in the area of the red light in Marsh Harbour and short after, he realized that he forgot his phone in her car. He saw her a few minutes later in the area of Marsh Harbour, spoke to her and she stated that she did not see or have his phone. Police action requested. Investigation continues.Shop breakingAt 9:00am on 6th July, 2013, a 50 year old female Of Dundas Town, Abaco, reported that sometime between 8:15pm on 5th June, 2013 and 9:10am on 6th June, 2013, some unknown entered a local Food store located Dundas Town, Abaco and stole three caps, two shirts and one case of sodas. Police action requested. Investigation continues.Causing HarmAt 2:45am on 1st July, 2013, a 34 year old female of Dundas Town, Abaco came to M.H.P.S. and reported that while at her residence, her ex-boyfriend threw her to the ground and punched her about requested. Suspect arrested MHPS arrested the suspect of Dundas Town, Abaco, reference to this matter. Investigation continues. Housebreaking & Stealing At 5:00pm on 4th July, 2013, a 39 year old male of Dundas Town, Abaco, reported that sometime between 8:45am and 4:30pm on same date some unknown person/s entered his home searched and stole his grey and orange Kipar generator. Police action requested. Investigation continues. Possession of At 9:03 a.m. on July 14, 2013, Police lea Street, Dundas Town, Abaco. Police and found a black shotgun with the serial quantity of what was suspected to be mari juana. The suspect was not at home at the time. The suspect in this matter is known to the Police and is being sought by the Central Detective Unit Abaco.Armed Robbery (suspected arrested)Case#1-13-058122 At 2:10 a.m. on July 14, 2013, a 22-year-old male of Treasure Cay, Abaco, reported that sometime around 2:00 a.m. that same date, while he was in his vehicle at a local Bar & Restaurant located on Fire Road, Abaco, he was approached by a man known to him who robbed him of his gold chain and charm. Police action requested. Suspect Arrested North Abaco arrested the suspect in this matter, an 18-year-old male while at Coo pers Town, Abaco at his residence. Inves tigations continue into this matter.SacrilegeAt 1:20 p.m. on July 13, 2013, a lo cal 40-year-old Pastor of Murphy Town, Abaco, reported that some unknown person/s entered a Church located at Mur phy Town, Abaco and stole a DVD player, an Energizer power pack and a bag. Police action requested. Investigation continues.Housebreaking & Stealing (Suspect arrested and Charged)At 12:45 p.m. on July 18, 2013, a male resident of Treasure Cay, Abaco, reported that some unknown person/s en tered his house and stole two iPhones and an amount of cash. Police action requested. Suspect arrested & charged Sometime around 4:20pm same date of the Treasure Cay Police Station while in Treasure Cay, arrested the suspects Sidney Shermal Hart, d.o.b. 22/10/90 of Treasure Cay, Abaco in reference to this matter. He was found in possession of the two iPhones. The suspect was charged and arraigned and was remanded to Her Maj esty Prison.ShopbreakingAt 7:50 p.m. on July 20, 2013, a 41-year-old female of Marsh Harbour, Abaco, reported that sometime between 9:20 p.m. on July 17, 2013 and 10:30 a.m. on July 20, 2013, some unknown person/s entered her business establishment. Nothing appears to be stolen. Police action re quested. Investigation continues.ShopbreakingAt 9:08 a.m. on July 21, 2013, a 40-year-old male of Dundas Town, Abaco, reported that sometime between 19/7/13 and 21/713 some unknown person/s entered his business establishment located in Murphy Town, Abaco and stole a Sony Compact Disc, a Feedback Destroyer Pro and one mixer board. Police action requested. Investigation continues.Drug Arrest (Suspect ar rested and Charged)At 5:45 a.m. on July 15, 2013, of aco and New Providence Units arrested two males, both of Dundas Town, Abaco, in reference to Possession of Dangerous Drugs. They were found in possession of a quantity of substance believed to be mari juana. As a result, both accused men were charged for the offence.Disorderly Behaviour (Sus pect arrested and Charged)At 12:10 p.m. on July 15, 2013, ofard Armbrister, d.o.b. 15/9/86 of Bahama Coral Island, in reference to Disorderly Behaviour. The accused was arrested sometime around 11:55 a.m. the same day, while at the Magistrate Court, Marsh Har bour in reference to Disorderly Behaviour. The accused was charged for the offence. He attended court on 16/7/13, and pleaded guilty. StealingAt 12:00 p.m. on July 15, 2013, a 63-year-old male of Treasure Cay, Abaco, reported that sometime between 8:30 a.m. on July 14, 2013 and 8:00 a.m. on July 15, 2013, some unknown person/s stole two water pumps from a local Youth Camp located at Marsh Harbour. Police action requested. Investigation continues.Abduction (Suspect arrested)At 7:20 p.m. on July 23, 2013, a 31-year-old male of The Pigeon Peas, Ab aco, reported that he was abducted while at Treasure Cay, by a male know to him. Police action requested. On July 24, 2013, a 31-year-old male resident of North Abaco was arrested ref erence to this matter. He will be arraigned at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July29, 2013 before the Magistrates Court in Marsh Harbour. Causing HarmAt 7:50 p.m. on July 25, 2013, a 21-year-old male of Dundas Town, Aba co reported that he was attacked by a coworker who beat him about the body. Po lice action requested. Suspect arrested At 8:05 p.m. on July 25, 2013, a 20-year-old male was arrested in reference to this matter. He will be arraigned at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 29, 2013 before the Magistrates Court in Marsh Harbour. ShopbreakingAt 10:55 a.m. on July 27, 2013, a 50-year-old male of Dundas Town, Abaco, reported that sometime between July 24, 2013 and July 27, 2013, some unknown person/s entered his business and stole two action requested. Investigation continues.

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August 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 MARINE NAVIGATION COURSEAbaco, this is your opportunity to study Marine Navigation at a professional level. Call Mr. Key at 367-5351 or e-mail pgk434@yahoo.com The Bahamas School of Marine Navigation is oering a Terrestrial Navigation Course (2 Months, 3 Nights per Week) at Friends of the Environment board room commencing at 7 pm on Monday, September 2, 2013. The rst class is free with no payments until class #2.Other courses include: Seamanship/Marine Safety (individuals & groups) and Celestial Navigation Methods 229 & 249. Church News CCC coordinator bids farewell to Abaco community By Canishka Alexander Almost six years ago, the Christian Counselling Centre (CCC) opened its doors on Abaco. Although grants and donations from Nassau have helped to supplement its operating costs, the Centre is in urgent For the past six months, the Chris tian Counselling Centre has been struggling in a special way, and there have been times when its board of directors has won cial problems, said Margaret Smith, CCC coordinator. So we are back and forth between the board in Nassau and here to determine how to go forward. We recog nize that there is a need for the services, role in the community. In a few days, Smith will be leaving the Centre and relocating to Nassau. Smith shared that although she will be where her family is, she still wants to see the Centre succeed and continue to help the people of Abaco. It is what she calls home mission. After graduating in 1980 with a bachelors degree in theology and missions, proximately six years to Holland, India and London. She remained home for another 14 years before returning to the United States for her graduate studies. After another eight years of living in the U.S., she came home and soon after found herself on Abaco. Smith is comforted that someone as will take over from where she left off. Swain has a masters degree in Counsel ing and Biblical Theology, and has worked as a case manager and therapist while liv ing in Missouri with her husband Mark A. Swain. While residing in Tennessee, her expertise has expanded to include the roles of family therapist and child and adoles cent therapist. Swain is currently pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Walden University, and she already serves as a coordinator and therapist at the Christian Counselling Centre on Abaco. When Swain returned, she dropped by the CCC for a visit, and learned that they both knew the same religious people including a missionary while Smith lived in Mississippi and Swain was in Tennes see. Swain expressed a desire to work there, but the Centre could not afford to pay both womens salaries. In time, Smith announced that she was leaving, and she gave them Swains information. Initially, Smith was supposed to be on Abaco for three months to assist the Centre in becoming more self-sustaining, and to try to garner support from churches, corporate businesses and individuals. Her time was lengthened to three years. During those years, Smith saw that one of the challenges facing the Centre is that people think Christian means everything is free, or that churches are support ing them. It is an unfortunate misconcep tion because the grants only cover a portion of operating expenses and staff salaries. Although she and Vernelle Swain are masters level therapists, the cost of services has been reduced to accommodate all who need their help. Clients in Nassau pay anywhere from $120 to $140 per ses sion, but on Abaco they are only charged $60 for each session with the provision that if they cant pay, then they pay what they can. Even if they cannot pay anything, they are not turned away because the Centre is a Smith also noted that there is still a stigma when people consider counselling. Its OK to go for counselling; it doesnt mean I am the dregs of society, I am terrible, or I lack faith, she assured. I know that there is the feeling that if I have faith I should be able to deal with this. Smith added that the CCC offers the only psychiatric clinic with Dr. David Allen, a Bahamian psychiatrist, who visits Abaco once a month. Dr. Allen also offers a Bahamian forum called The Family People Helping People, during his visits. The Magistrates Court and the Dept. of Social Services refers people to them for counselling, anger management, drug or substance abuse, parental training, and Please see CCC Page 16 Happy BirthdayIf you see this handsome young man, August 8th, Please wish him a HAPPY 70thBIRTHDAY

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian August 1, 2013 en-GBSUN OIL LIMITEDen-GBEMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITYen-GB Sun Oil Limited seeks to identify: en-GB PROFESSIONAL TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVERS in en-GB Abaco, e Bahamas en-GB e successful candidate(s) will assume the role of Driver/Operator. is position is en-GB responsible for the daily execution of key responsibilities within a bulk fuel facility. en-GB ese responsibilities include the safe receipt, storage and delivery of bulk en-GB petroleum products in accordance with strict industry and company standards. en-GB Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate a proven track record of safe en-GB driving. Successful experience in the petroleum industry would be a plus.en-GB Core Responsibilities island. re-distribution of petroleum products. maintenance and repairs. member. en-GBBenets include: Competitive salary and benets package, commensurate with work en-GBInterested persons should apply no later than 9th August, 2013 to: en-GB jobs@sunoilbahamas.com domestic violence to name a few. A few churches have referred people, but more can take advantage of their services. I want people to see this as a service for Abaco. This is for the mental, emo tional, and spiritual health of Abaco, which means a safer and more constructive envi ronment for all of Abaco, Smith shared. We are not just here for the Christian community, but for the entire community of Abaco. We have professional training that helps us to give practical ways and op tions to help people deal with their situa tions. She paused to give special thanks to CCC member Betty Roberts as well as a business person from Hope Town, who summer, so they did not close. In 2011, their fundraising efforts began, but the money raised was very modest. The two women appealed to the church community, corporate sponsors and individuals to lend a helping hand. It doesnt have to be a huge amount; just give consistent support, and do what ever you can to make sure this ministry remains, Smith urged. No matter how Whatever you think God is calling you to do, or whatever you think you can do, is going to be helpful for us to survive the future. Church News CCC From Page 15 Unfortunately, Smith is not the only person who will be leaving. Rachael John son, the secretary/receptionist, will also be leaving the Centre this fall to attend col lege. Smith said that Johnson has been a Godsend, and that when she acquired her, she received the entire Johnson family. Despite the ongoing changes, Vernelle Swain is prepared to lead the Christian Counselling Centre to another level. Her focus is to spend time network and running because money is needed for the staff members and equipment for ther apy sessions. She wants the Centre to be come more visible in the community, and to remind people of who they are and what they are doing in order to increase their client base. People think that if they are not perport, Swain added. It is a service to the community. Vernelle is excited to see how every thing will unfold based on the skills she has developed. The Christian Counselling Centre has brought together everything I love to do: counselling, a Christian environment, administration, networking and campaign ing. My passion is for children and adoles cents and by extension working with their families. Some kind of stamp will be on this [Centre] based on what my passion is. Shark biting incidents injure three in two daysOccurrences remain rare in The Bahamas Despite the rarity of attacks in The Bahamas, the country recorded three shark biting incidents within two days between Exuma and Abaco on July 28 and 29. On Sunday, 28th July, at about 11:15 am, a 50 year-old U.S. visitor reported that while on a diving expedition, he was bitten on the rear lower extremities by a shark just east of a local Cay near Grand Cay, causing serious injuries; He got medical treatment with the assistance of a friend a 57 year-old local man. He was treated by the local medical team at Grand Cay and then airlifted to a hospital in West Palm Beach for further medical treatment. On the same day a 64-year-old tourist from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was bitten on his left hand by a nurse shark at Compass Cay, Exuma. in an area known for having nurse sharks when the incident occurred at about 4:25 pm. According to Bahamian police reports, the man was then taken to the local clinic in Exuma and later airlifted to New Providence where his injuries were reportedly described as non-life threatening. On Monday 29th July, 2013, at about 4:35 pm Police at Marsh Harbour Police Station received a report form a local Doc tor in Marsh Harbour regarding a shark bite which occurred at 4:05 pm just off Scotland Cay. The victim is a 40 year old United States visitor of Harborside Circle, Largo, Florida. The victims wife stated that the family had just left Green Turtle Cay on their 31 foot vessel to enjoy some swimming and paddle boarding, when the incident occurred. The injuries were described by the local Doctor as serious. The victim was airlifted to a Miami based medical facility for further medical treatment. According to the International Shark Attack File (ISAF) at the University of Florida, The Bahamas, with its huge amount of coastline and larger tourist and resident populations, has recorded more shark attacks than any other Caribbean destination but still only 35 since 1896 while the rest of the region averages less than one attack each year. Florida averages 20 to 30 shark attacks each year. "The International Shark Attack File isn't overly concerned about shark attacks in the Caribbean," says George Burgess, director of the (ISAF). "On a per capita basis, [the Caribbean] isn't where you'd On the Water

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August 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 For additional information please contact any of the following Mr. Harlin Johnson: 242-577-0860 Forestry Unit Ministry of the Environment & Housing: 242-322-6005/6 Bahamas National Trust Marsh Harbour: 242-367-6310 en-GBEMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITYen-GBBAHAMIAN BASED COMPANY SEEKS QUALIFIED SALESPERSONS FOR THEIR LOCAL OFFICE. en-GB REQUIREMENTS: en-GBQualied persons should submit cover letter and resume to en-GBQualityteam91@yahoo.com en-GBTHAT ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.CongratulationsDear Editor: Just wanted you to know that I believe that you and your team are doing an OUTSTANDING job! The Abaconian has taken on a new look and I think it is a GREAT one! I particularly appreciate the number of environment related articles that have appeared in recent issues. I am not a Bahamian Citizen, but I do own property on Tilloo Cay in The Abacos. It's the most beautiful place that I have ever seen. I believe that the environmental issues are of upmost importance to the Bahamian population and I hope that I will get the oppor tunity to help in some way when the time comes Sincerely, Mac FairleyPerspectives of My GenerationBy Ashley Whylly I recently returned home from univer sity and I cannot shake the feeling that I am suspended in some sort of limbo between student and adult. I attended a liberal arts university where I majored in Communica tion and minored in psychology. There are is nerve wracking. My brain periodically screams, I did not spend four years study other than media or public relations! These are common sentiments expressed by college graduates who return home to the Bahamas; in particular those who studied the liberal arts. Weve worked hard and we want to return home and con tribute to our society in a positive way, but we are not sure where to begin. We are told that you can not get a job without a college degree, so we spend thousands of dollars on years of studies and return home only to be told that there are no jobs available to us. This leads to self-doubt and, eventu ally, a generation of people who have jobs that make them miserable rather than ca reers that excite them each morning. It is idealistic and probably a tad nave to believe that every college gradu ate will work in their dream job making old, but, it is a little disheartening to come home knowing that you may remain job less unless you are a lawyer, doctor, or an engineer. Your pool of careers has become less of a pool and more of a puddle. We are also presented with the perpetual oxymoron that is wanting a job, but having no experience. How do I gain the experience necessary to qualify for a job if no one will After a week of being stuck in an emotional battle between my self esteem and my lack of a career, something oc curred to me. The problem is not in the de gree I pursued, it is my perception of how that degree has equipped me for the job as focused as the more science oriented Those of us who chose the less struc tured educational path are fairly equipped experts in just one. This gives us a pletho ra of areas where we can become experts. This is not a time to be discouraged. It is instead an opportunity to explore a num ber of jobs and use those jobs as stepping stones for creativity and entrepreneurship. We can contribute to the future of this upon may not sound ideal, but we must be sure that our perspective is not hindering our progress. For example, I studied communica tion with a specialization in media. Editing and production are my comfort zone, how ever, when I had an opportunity to work in event coordination I took it. Initially it did not seem ideal, but I was able to creatively apply many of the skills I had learned in university and gain some new ones. Be a mover and a shaker. If you work at a coffee shop, introduce a poetry night or an event promoting local artists. Use the skills you possess to your advantage. Dont allow your lack of seemingly viable career options to be an obstacle. Take the job that may not seem ideal. The road to your dream job may be full of twist, turns, and pit stops, but I guarantee that each one is a learning experience that better equips you for your future. Your ap proach must be creative, and your drive must be unwavering. Opinion DeportedDear Editor: The other day I was so embarrassed for our country. Why would Immigration way they did? They brought a friend of mine to tears. This person is a second-home owner, an artist who has generously given of her time and talent to assist us in our fund rais ing efforts to restore our old church build ing. She has chosen our village to reside in on a part time basis, paying local utilities, buying her groceries at the local food store and hiring local workmen to do necessary repair jobs. In other words, she brings much-needed cash into our community. A welcome assest to the settlement and a pleasant and generous neighbour who doesnt take anything from our community and only gives to it. The last time she arrived on Abaco she requested a stay of 90 days, or thought she did, as she had done many times be fore. Where, in fact, she had only put down an expected stay of 60 days. When tend her stay she was told she had over stayed her visit by 30 days and was to be immediately deported. What kind of hospitality is that? We are surrounded by illegal visitors every day and they hardly ever get deported. Doesnt Immigration see the advantages of having these revenue producing visitors and sec ond-home owners in our midst? We should be doing more to entice this type of visitor, not committing stupid errors like alienating them with rudeness and unwelcome gestures. She didnt have to come in to extend her visit, she was only trying to do the right thing. A simple bending of the rules and Im sure it would have impressed upon her how nice the ofsure she put down the proper length of stay so that she would not be embarrassed like that again. She was very hurt and I can see why. We are a country that depends upon our visitors and all of our people should practice forgiveness, manners and understanding with a smile, it cant hurt and can only help. Lee PinderLetters to the Editor Let me tell YOU somethingDear Editor: I ask for a little space in your paper for the following thoughts. I guess that I am green or Nave enough to walk into a sort of wasps nest by asking, why do some, or most, preachers ask for listeners to write to them for spiritual help or questions or comments, and when a fan writes a letter some refuse to reply, or later say, I dont have to! May I say, that sounds rude, snobby and childish. Thank you. We dont have to listen! -Lee Lowe P.S. Why then give a PO Box Num ber?

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August 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 19 NEW COLOR OPTIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIFIEDCall 367-3200 Fax 367-3677abaconiannews@gmail.com VEHICLES FOR SALE Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color high light on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com Items for Sale, Employment, Services, Cars & Boats BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Get ResultsAdvertise with a Classified 31 Chris Craft, for pricing and details call 367-3965 or 577-6625 20 2000 Albury with 2012 175 Mercury out board, T-top, sunbrella cushions VHF, Garmin GPS/Depth, fresh water shower excellent condition. $35,000. Call 365-6327 or 401437-7747 31 Tiara, 1990, Duty paid. Tuna tower. Needs engine wk. $10k obo. Truman major HT (242) 366-0101. Peggy FL (561) 789-3996 2000 Grey Dodge Caravan, excellent run ning condition. 190,000 miles new engine at 80,000 miles, $3,800. Call 458-5489, 4584540 or Email: dwebbwedr@aol.com 2003 Ford Windstar Wagon Extended Sport Van 3.8L6 Cylinder. AC works great. 4 door. Good condition. $9900. Call 242-458-1515 2006 Ford Fusion i n good running condition, serious enquires only. $8,500 ONO. 18 Rims for sale $350, Call 475-9947 4 Almost Brand New Huffy Cranbrook Beach Cruisers 2 Mens/2 Ladies. Will sell them all for $350 or $95 each. Excellent Condition. Call 242-458-1515 47 VISIO Smart TV, aps/including Utube, Twitter, Skype, Face475-9947 ARCOAIRE 5 ton Central A/C condenser new in box, never used $1,400. 2 excursion Kayaks $400. Call 357-6675 Westerbeke Gas Generator for boat, 6KW, only 52hrs. $500. Kohler Tub/Shower Glass Door, new, half price. Electric Garage Door opener, new, half price. Steel Security Screen Door, half price. Call 458-8448 14 Aluminum Boat with 15HP Johnson 4-stroke. $2,300. Call 458-2156 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale Get ResultsAdvertise with a Classified The New Plymouth Inn, Located in historic New Plymouth on Green Turtle Cay. The inn features quiet Colonial charm with 11 guest rooms, 50 seat restaurant and bar, garden and porate retreat, school for art, culinary, ocean research or family home. Designated historic landmark, circa 1820. Tax exempt. For sale by the owner of forty years. Priced to sell! Call 1-242-365-4138 or 242-559-9104. Casuarina Point, tastefully furnished 3 bed 2 bath house, central air, beach views, 15 mins from Marsh Harb. $1,200/mon. Ph. 367-2431 Marsh Harbour, Sky Developers 2 bed/1 bath, furnished, with A/C, washer and drier, water included, $1100/mo. Call Mrs. Green at 367-2660 Marsh Harbour, Sweeting Villiage, 2 bed, 2 bath apartment. For more information please call 367-2289 Marsh Harbour 2 bed, 2 bath, duplex apart ment, washer/dryer, quiet neighborhood. $1,100/month. Call 365-8902 or 357-6553 Treasure Cay, 1 bed, 1 bath furnished apt; washer & water included. Only steps away from beach. $750/m. Long term lease only. Call 365-9226 after 6pm PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Marsh Harbour, Cove Estates, 3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Baths. 1 Bedroom Apartment. Call 3675354. Turtle Rocks, 1 acre, high elevation. $50,000 Call 458-5423, 458-4540 or Email: dwebbwe dr@aol.com Turtle Rock 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 storey house on 1/2 acre, fully furnished. Home owners only private beach minutes away. $225,000. Call 458-5423, 458-4540 or Email: dwebbwedr@aol.com FOR RENT OR SALEGreat Cistern, 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 3 story, near the water. Available August 1st. For more in formation call 359-6303 Murphy Town Tri-plex for sale or rent reduced. Three, 2 bedroom 1 bath townhouse $339,000.00 or $850 monthly 242-357-3664 or 242-445-2498 serious offers accepted 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 Casuarina, For sale by owner, Lot # 100, across the street from the canal, 75x160. Asking $45,000. Call 367-3472. Serious inqui ries only! Marsh Harbour 3 bed, 2 bath 1,500 sq. ft; fenced yard, 18KW generator, asking $275,000. For more information call 367-2289 Marsh Harbour, Government Sub, For sale by owner Duplex located in. Large corner lot of land. Can easily be converted into 4 bedroom, 2 bath house. $325,000 Net. Phone 242-342-5066/357-0386

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